Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Shopping Addiction

It's official Girls our global shopping addiction is at pandemic levels
" Go shopping and feel better" is hard wired into our psyche and as money gets tighter and stress levels soar what better way to put the world to right with a little retail pick me up.
We think we love it but do we really?


All that seems to happen is we end up with more and more clothes with the tickets still on, items have lost luster before we even get them home, don't fit, look right, nothing to go with it, then to be tossed in a pile of disasters in the spare room closet and we still have nothing to wear, go figure!
The truth is you cannot buy style and if you change the way you look at things, the things you already have in your closet might quite surprise you. The Hollywood Look For Less suggest before you do any more shopping, clear out what you already have and detach from what you know you will never wear and give it to the local charity shop.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Its A Free Christmas Wrap

There is nothing better than receiving a beautifully wrapped gift on that special occasion but what do you do if you are short of money and you need to impress for less?

Our Top Hollywood Look For Less tip is get out your old wallpaper rolls, as we did in this picture, then tastefully wrap the gift using any old ribbons you have to finish off.
If you have no wallpaper rolls left from days gone by, check out the local charity shop where you will be amazed at what you can pick up for under 50p a roll.
One Mans trash becomes another Mans treasure and your gifts will always be a unique pleasure.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Shirley Yanez Celibacy Expert/Life Coach

Celibacy is not about being boring, a Nun or someone who is a freak, its about being choosy and sensible with your emotions and your body. The World has become so sexualised with young girls being pressured into having sex before they are emotionally ready to deal with the rollercoaster that can follow. The Hollywood Look For Less is all about believing in yourself and getting the best out of life on a budget but also about personal development, so stop looking outward for the fix and begin looking inward for the answer. A good session with a life coach can help you begin to undestand yourself better, helping you change the way you look at things, so the things you look at begin to change. http://www.couchtime.co.uk/

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Free Happiness

The Hollywood Look For Less says avoiding stress by learning new ways of living in order to achieve a healthy happy life leaves you with optimum ways to have more positive experiences. Being more positive allows you to tap in to your natural built in happiness hormones, like serotonin, which is a free way to get high, leaving you with a feeling of well being. Serotonin levels in our bodies are affected by our diet, so eating more carbohydrate and low protein can stimulate serotonin levels.
We are all obsessed with shopping for a life and looking outward for the instant fix but we can tell you having lost everything materially, you cannot buy a life at Harrods, only stuff to put into your life. The secret to getting what you want, is still wanting after you have got it.

Happiness is free and comes from looking inward not outward and not only will being happy make you more attractive to others, it will keep you young and beautiful.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas Smell On A Budget

The Smell of Oranges are Hollywood fabulous because it gives a subtle and clean aroma to Your House. Many A lister's swear by this next Hollywood look for less top tip.
Our sense of smell is influenced by something called the common chemical sense, so fill the air with nostril flare and find a use for those old Oranges at the bottom of the fruit bowl.
Take your old Oranges and put them in the oven on a low heat for a couple of hours while you are out doing what you do and we will promise you will be amazed when you return home.
The smell of the very powerful orange will eliminate the stench of any stale smoke or lingering odours, creating a scent that will give a calming effect, leaving the house smelling like it is full of freshly sliced oranges.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Recession Depression

We can tell you from experience that it is not money that makes us happy inside, of course it is the best instant fix, the feel good factor in the moment but still wanting it after you have got it is the problem.
Its like eating chocolate, it makes you feel good when you are eating it but leaves you wanting more and then if you don't exercise off the calories, no matter how much you spend on a new outfit, you still don,t feel good because you feel fat and nothing fits you.
The Recession has been very depressing time for many of us but our positive spin on it may put things in to perspective for you all. If we have little money for shopping we cannot continue to buy the same thing, another pair of jeans, that don't fit, never will and was just to make us feel good in the moment. If we have to buy food on a budget forget cheap supermarket food full of junk, sugar and preservatives, get to your local market at the end of the day and pick up some fruit and veg for almost next to nothing.
Exercise will give you the best high you have ever had and once addicted, there is no going back and walking is free!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Keep Young And Beautiful With Yoga

If you want to have a Hollywood body like Sharon Stone or Cameron Diaz, then we have the top tips on how to achieve this but like everything in LA, it comes with a price, pain and discipline. The natural way to look and feel 20 years younger, live 20 years longer and feel 20 years fitter is Yoga, considered a mind-body intervention which has been used for hundreds of years to help the health effect of generalized stress. Yoga is the healing system of theory and practice, breathing, mediation and exercise, three things you need to look and feel younger.
Meditation is the perfect way to find time just for you, to think about your life, your health and your purpose and of course a fab figure at the end is the ultimate results of yoga.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Accessorize And Disguise

Keeping fit and trim over 40 is an up hill battle everyday but The Hollywood Look For Less have a few hot tips to help you on your way to looking the best you can.
Accessories can transform even the most ordinary outfit bringing a sense of unique style to your closet but be careful when choosing them, less is always more.
If you have a little black dress and we all should have one, team it up with some large black shades, a big red clutch some diamond studs and red heels. You will look a million dollars and help disguise any lumps and bumps round the middle. It is really worth shopping around the charity shops to find the right little black dress just for you that perfectly suits your shape and size.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Budget Living Top Tips

The Hollywood Look For Less is bursting with cheap, cheerful inspirational ways to live on next to nothing. Never talk about money, those who have it never mention how much things cost.
1. You want to go on holiday but you are broke? Travel for free. Why not offer your passion/hobby IE flower arranging, photography, poetry and get yourself hired by a Cruise liner like Fred Olson to offer works shops for on board passengers to enjoy. You get a free cabin and food in return for your expertise and a fab holiday in between. Swapping services with others is the perfect way to get what you need without money.
2. Want to lose weight by exercising but cannot afford the gym? Doing 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 times a week will boost your general health and help you lose weight. Find something you enjoy and fit it into your everyday lifestyle like walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing in front of the TV.
3. Want to get out and meet people but have no money to be sociable? Why not volunteer your services for a local charity and feel good at the same time make new friends who will open more doors for you.
4. Want something new to wear but you are broke? Try holding a clothes swap party for your friends and neighbours and get a brand new look without spending a penny.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Style Is A Way Of Life

It is time we all stopped living vicariously through Celebrity lives in cheesy magazines and begin to recognize, life is what YOU make it.

You cannot buy Style, it is unique to you so be different and like celebrities don't give a fig what others think of you! Dress for the Drama of your life!

The first step to change is to take a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to achieve today. It may be a walk, it may be a swim, it may be just be being nice to everyone but whatever it is, we say do it in style.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Walk Off The Weight

The brutal truth is and if you want The Hollywood Look For Less, we have to give it to you straight, being fat is just not an option.
So in order to help anyone who is struggling with their weight, we say, get off your backside and start to walk everywhere. Walking in the fresh air, for 30 minutes everyday, will not only boost your metabolism, exercise your muscles and give you a daily dose of vitamin D from the daylight, it will stop you thinking about food.
You will never find a cream cake in Hollywood, where nothing on the lips is weight off the hips, so bite the bullet and cut out anything with tasty creams then watch unfold the body of your dreams.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Trash To Cash

Car boot sales are a good idea but not very Hollywood darling and we can speak from experience having been there and done that. Pam Anderson has given car booting a new lease of life with her Malibu Garage sales and it has become a rather hip trend to turn trash into cash in LA LA Land. So our top tip for making some extra cash when things are tight, is to clear out some clutter and set up your own trendy hip garage sale, just like Pammie.
In Bel-Air, the really posh part of LA, they have taken Garage sales to a whole new height, calling them Estate Sales. Garage sales in LA are just not the same as they are any where else on the planet. The billionaire Craig McCaw once held a “backyard clear out” that included the sale of his private island, a 300ft yacht and several executive jets, obviously needed some petty cash.
Turning your garage into an Aladdin's cave for curious clutter collectors could prove to be very lucrative, if done with a Hollywood spin, so pick a date, make up some posters, play some cool tunes, layout your trash then wait for the punters to part with their cash.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Boom To Bust? Ear Plugs A Must!

Thank you to all those TV Executives who said NO to giving us a budget fashion lifestyle show because they believed no one would watch, after watching boom to bust last night on Channel 4.

We were flattered that they seemed to be taking the mick out of the work we do for real, being offered a styling job for B&O ferries working with old people and styling the unemployed who would rather get drunk than get a job. There seemed to be no signs of being bust, copious bottles of champagne being guzzled, mansions, badly treated staff and stupid celebrity friends and royalty who are clearly desperate for TV exposure. You can only make comedy out of tragedy when they are separated by time, this sadly is Trinny and Susannah reality, poorly acted and badly staged, making it nothing more than cringworthy! Absolutely fabulous and the office were hilarious 15 years ago because they were original, the element distinctly lacking in this piece of television insanity.


We will not been seen dead with any other TV executives unless it is to slap them around on behalf of the general public, which in our world includes old people and the unemployed! At 49 and 48 respectively with no work, isn't it a bit rich for Trinny and Susannah to be taking the piss?

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Healthy Hair Is All About Care.

How do we get fabulous thick shiny looking Hollywood hair when we have no extra money to spare?
Have no fear, Hollywood For Less top tips, are here.
Never wash your hair with hot water, always use cold, the colder the better. Add some baking soda to your shampoo and watch the chemicals and gunk just disappear or if you have some apple cider vinegar, it works just as well. Baking soda is also good to help lighten hair, so it works really well on blond locks.
A great way to condition your hair if it is very dry and brittle is to take some butter and rub in the ends, you will be amazed at the condition when you are done.
If you have any flat beer left over from the Night before, it is perfect mixed with a little luke warm water as a final rinse for extra shine.
As we all know beauty on the outside comes from the inside and there are many really good vitamins that can help give us thick, shiny, stronger hair, like vitamin A&C which are antioxidants found in peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts.
B6, contained in avocado, bananas, mackerel and sardines is brilliant to prevent hair loss and produce extra melanin, a perfect top tip to keeping hair color really radiant.

Friday, 24 September 2010

What Is From The Earth

What is from the earth is the greatest of worth.

Pumpkin seeds are a "superfood". The seeds are rich in the amino acids alanin, glycine and glutamic acid, also containing high amounts of zinc and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. They contain high quantities of protein, iron, phosphorous and a tablespoon a day would be a good addition to any healthy diet, particularly for vegans and vegetarians. Pumpkin seeds are also low in carbohydrates.
Pumpkin seeds, and the oil they contain, have long been used as a medicine. Studies have shown that pumpkin seeds may reduce hormonal damage to prostate cells, thus possibly reducing the risk of developing prostate cancer. The seeds have been used to treat urinary tract infections.

Pumpkins are a tasty source of vitamins and minerals, particularly beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium. Like most seeds, Pumpkin seeds are especially delicious roasted because roasting helps bring out their natural flavour.
Our Hot tip is to eat a handful a day to help get thicker hair, forget expensive hair extensions, shampoos and treatments, sprinkled over a salad this super food is a very inexpensive way to help restore and strengthen your hair and nails.

Friday, 17 September 2010

House Swap

The recession is leaving us all feeling fed up and ready for a nice long relaxing chilled break away from the life we are stuck with, to a life we dream about but money is tight and taking a holiday is just not possible. Well think again because The Hollywood Look For Less top tip to getting a free vacation is to swap your house with someone who lives on a beach somewhere hot and sunny. Many people who live in far off lands are keen to visit cold wet windy Britain to take in the sights and are willing to trade homes to get that achieved. No matter what time of holiday you fancy, someone somewhere has the prefect place to offer you, all you have to do is find them.

Style Is Unique Fashion Is For Sheep


Too much sugar and salt in our foods as left us all addicted and fat feeling frumpy frustrated and fed up, wishing we could find a miracle cure to the body we once had. The fashion industry, magazines and glossy advertising has left us all feeling confused, lacking in confidence and miserable with a bar of chocolate and wine for comfort. The truth is styling a body you already loath will be a challenge and High Street fashion brands don,t offer any on the spot help to achieve a complete look, so we fail before we begin. Changing our eating habits by looking at what it is we are putting into our bodies and recognizing you are what you eat, is the start to changing the way you think. Once you change the way you think, you get what you need. Don,t follow the herd be unique for it is you and you alone who is responsible for being the best you can be.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Swapping Experts


With money tight and food addiction taking over the Country, we have come up with the perfect way to eat healthy without it costing you a single penny! Crop swap is the latest craze in the fabulous world of swapping and brings people together who grow vegetable gardens or small farm crops, and would like to trade seeds, plants, or harvests with their neighbors.
Crop Swappers bring their fresh produce to the location. Their produce is weighted and they are given "Crop Swap points" for their produce. Once all of the produce is weighed everyone shops for what they need, perfect.
The Hollywood Look For Less top tip. Visit your local market at the end of the trading day and pick up fruit and veg for almost nothing and sometimes for free but remember you will have to eat what you buy the same day you buy it.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Venus Cow Free Self Therapy


Holly and Shirley offer free online life coaching to anyone committed to their personal goals whatever they may be. They can help with stopping or moderating (it's a choice) any destructive behaviour pattern whether it be eating, smoking, drugs, alcohol, fear, poor communication, low self esteem, mild depression. Venus Cow is all about the brutal truth but there is no judging, no blaming and for those who can stick the course, no failure.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Junk Food The New Cocaine


Junk food addiction is out of control in parts of the Western world as we see soaring levels of obesity resulting in very fat, unhappy people desperate to find a cure.
Easy access to highly palatable food produces the reward response in the brain leading to compulsive eating behavior and obesity. This is similar to the changes in dopamine reward responses associated with cocaine and heroin addiction.
The Hollywood Look For Less is doing its best to get you all healthy and recognizing, you are what you eat! Our top tip as Budget Experts is to try some self-therapy with venuscow.com and learn to love yourself again.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Super Food Diet


What is from the earth is the greatest of worth!
Getting in shape is all about exercising and healthy eating but Hollywood celebrities are raving about Acai Berries which contain the following miracle cure for weight loss Açaí is naturally rich in:
Omega fats (the good kind)
amino acids, antioxidants
electrolytes
fiber
protein
vitamins A, B1 and E
Brad Pitt, Oprah and Sharon Stone all swear by this top tip so give it a try and see if you feel and look Hollywood fabulous too! Remember you still need to do some work, so use this tip along side your healthy lifestyle plan and be on your way to a new happy you, its much cheaper and safer than buying in to a gastric band!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

How To Stop Shopping

A shopping addiction is a pointless waste of money if you never wear any of the stuff you buy, so why bother? The truth is we are addicted to the buzz of getting something we think will change our lives. The Hollywood Look for Less has been on the High Street in Leicester engaging with the public to find out what the reality really is about shopping for clothes. Watch the film by clicking on the link here.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Teeth Like Simon Cowell


Flashing your gnashes in Hollywood may knock you back a few quid so beware happiness is never about money. What is the point of spending $10,000 on a new set of perfect white teeth if you never smile?
Happiness comes from having confidence in how you look and feel, so good strong white teeth will always help but for those on a budget, just give your own teeth a cheap makeover with this top tip.
The Hollywood look for less says use baking soda once a day followed by a whitening toothpaste and to get value for your money, use the same tooth paste to whiten your nails, removing ugly stains.
The best way to update your look without money is to put a smile on your face.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Give Your Face A Miracle Lift


In Hollywood having plastic surgery is like second nature, after all the quest to be more youthful is essential if you want to make it there but The Hollywood look for less has a top tip to help you get the gain without the pain!
For an instant lift for saggy facial muscles try rubbing ice cubes over your face every Morning and watch this mini workout for your face turn back the clock leaving you looking years younger.
This is the most inexpensive natural way to give your face a youthful boost and if you do it everyday as part of your lifestyle, the results will be amazing, just like any other workout regime.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Self-therapy For Drunks

Watch Holly and Shirley from Venus Cow dishing out some brutal truth common sense advice to boys on a bender.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Keeping Warm On A Budget


Winter is on the way and with money tight The Hollywood Look For is getting ready to beat the blues and save some money on the heating bill. Get yourself a cheap hot water bottle this year and cover it in a home-made cashmere cover. Sounds expense we hear you saying but have no fear, this top tip for luxury on a budget is so simple.
Visit your local charity shop or car boot and pick up an old cashmere jumper someone has donated then cut off the selves and stitch to fit the bottle, keeping you cosy and your heating bills down.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

What Is A Venus Cow?


Venus Cow is beautiful woman.
We have all been bombarded with the idea of aspiring to a celebrity driven existence leaving us all full of status anxiety and misery. The way we look on the outside seems to be more important than the way we feel on the inside. As we have said here many times at The Hollywood Look for less, you cannot buy a life at Harrods, only stuff to put into your life.
Venuscow.com is full of common sense ways to help you live a fabulous happy life without money by recognising the power within, your positive vibrations. It also has loads of top tips on how to live a luxury for less budget lifestyle in the current economic climate.

Monday, 9 August 2010

The Swap Shop Is Closed.


The Hollywood Look For Less is having to close down the Swap Shop at Cross Street Blaby due to lack of funding. The swap shop was set up in the first instance after Holly and Shirley Yanez made a film with the BBC Inside Out program about dressing the homeless to get work, click on link to watch.
Although the swap shop was looked at by Blaby Council and written about by The Leicester Mercury and contact magazine, support for any funding has not materialized. David Cameron has had a recent letter asking for government support because many women have shown a great need for such a venture and in this current climate, swapping is the new shopping.
It is really sad that a green/recycling award wining Council run village like Blaby, swapping goods to help stop landfill waste by getting everyone to recycle their clothes, all for good, is unable to see the benefits of having the very first bricks and mortar swap shop in the UK.
We will keep you posted.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Why Spoil A Good Thing.


Hot or Not?
Here is the latest picture of what happens when we mess with the aging process. Mickey Rouke would have aged really well if he had just been more confident about himself but this is what happens in Hollywood, sadly.
The Hollywood Look For Less says to improve the way you look put a big smile on your face.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Free Face-Lift


They say who ever they are that Botox has no long term side effects but we have to challenge this when you look at some Hollywood faces!
Tony Curtis and Mickey Rouke were both Hollywood heart throbs at one time and had they not messed with the ageing process, we believe would look just as hot today.
Take Jordon bless her, such a beauty yet not happy with her lot, transforming herself from a natural beauty into plastic cartoon character.
Getting old is all part of life and yes its tough but we have to make the most of what we have on the inside in order to look amazing on the outside.
Get a free face-lift by rubbing ice cubes across your face every Morning giving your saggy muscles a much needed workout.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Have You Herd Venus Cow Is Live.

Venus Cow. The website with you in mind all the time.


http://www.venuscow.com/ is the first free on-line virtual life coaching service offering brutal truth common sense advice to help you change the way you think about your life in order to get the things you need to make you happy and all on a budget.

We are all suffering from too much status anxiety, I want it and I want it now! Aspiration has left us all miserable, unhappy and in debt. Everyone dies but not everyone lives so Venus Cow is here to help you get a grip on what is really important by offering a free on-line sanctuary where in splendid isolation you are able to collect inspiration and create your own life plan, journal.

If you feel fat, frumpy and forgotten in middle age it is time to stop listening to everyone else because only you have the answer that works for you. Facing yourself head on and telling the truth to yourself is where you begin and with the help of Venus Cow changing the way you think about things will help you change the way you look at things.

No matter what you are addicted to, shopping, eating, drinking, drugs, pills, caffeine, chocolate gambling, sex ect you have a compulsive condition designed to make you feel better whilst ignoring the uncomfortable reality of everyday existence.

Changing your behaviour, your patterns and wanting to be thin more than you want another cream cake is what Venus Cow is all about.

Check in if you dare!

Friday, 30 July 2010

Fundraiser For Loros

The Sikh welfare and cultural society are holding a fundraising dinner for Loros on August 13th 7.30 at The Marriott Hotel, Leicester.
The Hollywood Look For Less will be there talking about how to be happy without money so pick up a ticket from Loros if you can and support this fantastic charity.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Another Root At The Car Boot


What a great root at the Croft Car boot yesterday!
It is amazing how many things we all buy that we never use, never wear or even take the price tickets off. One Man's trash is another Man's treasure and you never know what you will discover so give it a go. Here at the Hollywood Look For Less, we say "buy new and the joke is on you". Yesterday we came across some fantastic designer boots, brand new, £175 retail price and picked them up for £10, happy days!
It may not be the most glamorous way to do your shopping but who cares if you pick up something you love for less. Rid yourself of status anxiety and don't give a fig about what others think of you, they will be green with envy when you look good by doing something good.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Come To Our Swap Party


Its time to clear out your closets and swap what you no longer wear for a brand new look without spending a penny, the best way to beat the current economic downturn.
Many of you know how fantastic our swap bank is but for those who don,t check out our swap party today in the only swap shop in the UK, 5 Cross Street Blaby Leicester.
This is the first UK Social Enterprise community wardrobe and don,t think you will find rubbish here, oh no this is a designer paradise so come swap till you drop and help us save the planet in the process!
See you there at 11am.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Shopaholic To Swapaholic


With living costs in the UK on the up and up and pressure from the media to sport the latest designer labels, it is becoming impossible for style conscious Brits to maintain fashionista's status whilst balancing over tight budgets.
For all you Charity shop crusaders, clothes and style are a synonymous necessity and a big part of this kind of shopping is giving back, something rarely found in Hollywood, so well done.
Swapping your clothes with your friends makes complete sense to us yet people seem unable to detach from the shopping mistakes and choose to have bulging wardrobes filled with things never worn, go figure!
Its time to face the pain and admit you have shopped till you drooped and still don,t have a thing to wear, then hold a massive swap party with friends to free yourself of all your shopping mistakes.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Living On A Budget


The Hollywood Look For Less is bursting with cheap, cheerful inspirational ways to live on next to nothing. Never talk about money, those who have it never mention how much things cost.
1. You want to go on holiday but you are broke? Travel for free. Why not offer your passion/hobby IE flower arranging, photography, poetry and get yourself hired by a Cruise liner like Fred Olson to offer works shops for on board passengers to enjoy. You get a free cabin and food in return for your expertise and a fab holiday in between. Swapping services with others is the perfect way to get what you need without money.
2. Want to loose weight by exercising but cannot afford the gym? Doing 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 times a week will boost your general health and help you loose weight. Find something you enjoy and fit it into your everyday lifestyle like walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing in front of the TV.
3. Want to get out and meet people but have no money to be sociable? Why not volunteer your services for a local charity and feel good at the same time make new friends who will open more doors for you.
4. Want something new to wear but you are broke? Try holding a clothes swap party for your friends and neighbours and get a brand new look without spending a penny.

Venus Cow How To Be Happy Without Money


We have all been living an Aspirational lifestyle for far to long and it has got us nowhere except miserable and in terrible debt. The time has come to start looking inside and not outside for the brutal truth, common sense answers to why we are not happy.
Venuscow.com is coming soon! Your destination to attainable aspiration. If you change the way you think about things, the things you get will change, so no matter what problems you have, the answer is within you.
The Hollywood Look For Less say face yourself head on and begin your journey to a new you now.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Look Good By Doing Good.


If you suffer from status anxiety, you care what others think about you, then it is time to change the way you think. We are all feeling the pinch right now, even those shopaholics still bashing the credit cards but get a grip, nothing you buy will change who you are! Getting a Chanel suit is really fantastic if you truly desire it and can afford it but for those who know that is just pie in the sky until you win the lotto, get savvy and find one recycled. Buy new and the joke is on you!
Many rich Women send their cast off designer treasures to the local hospice or charity shop, doing good and helping someone else look good. So our top tip is simple, forget status anxiety, you can always say you got it in Paris and get yourself off to a local rich area with more money than sense and check out the local charity shops. Good luck!

Friday, 9 July 2010

How To Look Fantastic Over 40.


Some of the media have said that Women over 40 should steer clear of PVC Pants but taking a look at Elle Macpherson this week, she looks amazing at 47. The truth is to look this good in mid-life we have to do some work to keep it all firm and slim, so get some inspiration from this shot and make it your goal to be the best you can be over 40.
The Hollywood Look For Less top tip to help you lose some weight is to cut out all other drinks and just drink 10 cups of green tea everyday.
You will be amazed at the results and health benifits.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Cheap Lifestyle Tips


There are many ways to get your lifestyle back on track without it costing anything except your time. It seems the Women in the UK have all lost their confidence and have given up on ever being fit, happy and healthy, which is such a shame. Our top tips might just get you on your way to being the best you can on a budget, so NO excuses.
1. Do not ever care what others think about you.
2. Have a big clothes swap with your friends for a new look.
3. Walk Five miles every day.
4. Drink 8 glasses of water everyday.
5. Look in the mirror and smile at yourself.
6. Remember you want to be thin more than you want that cream cake.
Life is short so live it and the only way out is through!

Style On A Shoestring


The most terrible of terrible things happened today in The Hollywood Look For Less world. We had a huge meeting with a new client in London so got up at 5am ready to slap on the tart kit and dress to impress but realized we had no foundation left and no money to buy some. The outfits were ready to wear and simple, two fab day dresses we picked up yesterday at croft car boot for under £10 for both, believe it or not! With clobber on, hair straighteners in hand and high heels we set off to London with make up free faces, stopping off at the first big department store we could find along the way and headed straight for the Chanel counter.
We asked the assistant for a free make up demonstration and some samples to practice on before we would invest in such a expensive purchase. Our make up looked fab, it cost nothing and we had an amazing meeting looking Hollywood Look For Less chic on a shoestring budget. The best budget make up SOS in Town!

Clothes Swapping Experts


Imagine if you had a closet filled with designer treasures just like Sarah Jessica Parker, would you be saying then you haven't got a thing to wear? We say you would.
Status anxiety has left us all worried about what others think about us, when in reality we should only care about what we think about ourselves. A little bit of advice from The Hollywood Look For Less when you are living on a budget but have a new Man to impress over dinner and not a thing to wear, would be to swap what you already have in your closet with your friends and enjoy a brand new Look without spending a single penny. Good quality recycled clothes are like gold dust in this current economic climate, so use yours as currency for some savvy swapping.
Clothes swapping experts Holly and Shirley Yanez swear by this great idea and now run swap parties for Women all over the Country in order to put a little confidence back into fashion and style with attainable aspiration for all Women.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Celebrity Stylists Attainable Aspiration


The ultimate fashion aspiration for most Women would be to have their own celebrity stylists on hand to dress them every time they walked out the front door, always looking amazing for the paps. The truth is most of us will never get that opportunity or will we?
Holly and Shirley Yanez are the very first Celebrity Stylists just for the general public. The Swap shop in Blaby is always ready to welcome new visitors who want to swap clothes, share advice and tap into top Hollywood tips on how to look fantastic on a budget.
Swapping is the new shopping!

Holly And Shirley Yanez Style On A Budget


For the past three years we have been styling the Country on a budget with our fantastic recycled fashion, hand picked from Charity Shops, Swapping parties and car boots. We have been doing our live budget lifestyle Show The Hollywood Look For Less all over the Country teaching Women how to look and feel amazing on a shoestring budget using our top celebrity styling tips.
Our mantra is simple, you cannot buy Style. Style is unique to you and can be achieved quite simply by having more confidence in yourself. We can all look at Cheryl Cole for inspiration but she is a very slim lass and what looks good on her, may not look so good on us. We are all about attainable aspiration and suggest you begin your style journey by picking up a designer bag from a recycled source then simply build an outfit around it by matching or contrasting colors.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

How To Be Happy Without Money



The problem with our lifestyle in these current times is everyone thinks they would be happy if they won the lotto but the reality is you would probably be more unhappy. We have had both Millions and pennies to live on which now makes us the perfect budget lifestyle experts to help the Nation use our insight to prove it is not money that makes us happy.

We can buy a £300 handbag because we have seen Jordan flashing around hers paid for by Gucci to sell the dream but for us mere mortals, the bag won't give us her life and why would we want it anyway, we have our own.

Happiness comes from caring about what you think about yourself and Not what others think about you. Money is a tool to survive and not to buy things you think will make you happy. The Hollywood Look For Less top tip for feeling happy is to forget about the past, that's gone. Don't look into the future, that's a mystery. Live in the moment, its all you have.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

How To Be Happy Without Money


Imagine your life without money and how it might impact everything you do. We have all been aspiring to keep up with the Jones but if you live in the perfect pool in Hollywood "keeping up" will only take you down, leaving you with a huge dose of status anxiety. When Brad Pitt decides to buy a yacht for $50 Million dollars you can bet George Clooney will buy one bigger and better for $100 Million, so the never ending desire to be Top Dog is rather stressful and somewhat pointless in the pursuit of happiness.
If your everyday life is filled with status anxiety, always leaving you worried about what others think about you, then the road to happiness will be never ending. You cannot buy a life at Harrods only buy stuff to go into your life so stop looking outward for happiness and take a look inside, money and status is nowhere to be found.
Alain de Botton, the great modern day philosopher and author of Status Anxiety is someone we recommended you check out because when we lost everything we realized just how unhappy having money had made us.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

A Modern Day Street Party


We all have to accept that times are changing, money is tight and the future is not about aspiration any more. Keeping up with the Jones has left us all still searching out our perfect life, isolating us from nurturing a cool community set up.
Today The Hollywood Look For Less attended a good old fashioned Street party in Syston organized by a wonderful person named Lisa who managed to get us to help volunteer with some face painting. It was such a great idea to bring the whole street together having fun, helping out with food, getting everyone excited and swapping skills to get something amazing achieved.
Our top tip ladies, is to think about organizing your own little street party with kids at one end having fun and you all swapping your clothes, styling each other for your own concrete catwalk fashion show, bringing the street party in to a 21st century green revolution.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Shopping Addiction?


Its official Girls our global shopping addiction is at pandemic levels
" Go shopping and feel better" is hard wired into our psyche and as money gets tighter and stress levels soar what better way to put the world to right with a little retail pick me up.
We think we love it but do we really? All that seems to happen is we end up with more and more clothes with the tickets still on, items have lost luster before we even get them home, don't fit, look right, nothing to go with it, then to be tossed in a pile of disasters in the spare room closet and we still have nothing to wear, go figure!
The truth is you cannot buy style and if you change the way you look at things, the things you already have in your closet might quite surprise you. The Hollywood Look For Less suggest before you do any more shopping, clear out what you already have and detach from what you know you will never wear and give it to the local charity shop.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Accessorize And Disguise


Keeping fit and trim over 40 is an up hill battle everyday but The Hollywood Look For Less have a few hot tips to help you on your way to looking the best you can.
Accessories can transform even the most ordinary outfit bringing a sense of unique style to your closet but be careful when choosing them, less is always more.
If you have a little black dress and we all should have one, team it up with some large black shades, a big red clutch some diamond studs and red heels. You will look a million dollars and help disguise any lumps and bumps round the middle. It is really worth shopping around the charity shops to find the right little black dress just for you that perfectly suits your shape and size.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Style Is A Way Of Life


It is time we all stopped living vicariously through Celebrity lives in cheesy magazines and begin to recognize, life is what YOU make it. You cannot buy Style, it is unique to you so be different and like celebrities don't give a fig what others think of you!
The first step to change is to take a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to achieve today. It may be a walk, it may be a swim, it may be just being nice to everyone but whatever it is, we say do it in style.