5 Lessons We Learnt From Harry Potter

We can’t get enough of Harry Potter here at Retro Styler HQ, that’s why I have come up with these 5 important lessons the franchise taught us.

It’s Okay to Ask Others For Help

Even though Harry Potter tried to fight a lot of battles alone, he soon came to realise that asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

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Money Isn’t Everything

Despite inheriting a vault of gold from his parents, Harry soon learnt that no amount of money or goods could replace his loss. The franchise undoubtedly taught us to make the most of the family and friends which surround us.

Face Up to Your Fears

In order to get where we want to be, we have no other choice but to face up to our fears. You might not have to follow the spiders like poor Ron, but be sure to do something which pushes you out of your comfort zone once in a while!

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Bravery Appears in Many Forms

Take a leaf out of Hermione’s book and stand up for what you believe in! Being brave might not mean taking on Voldemort in the real world, but little acts of kindness and bravery make the world of difference to yourself and those around you.

People Might Surprise You

Make sure you allow yourself to be available for others and never judge a book by it’s cover. We all have busy lives, but taking time out and going out your way to help someone else will make everyone’s lives that little bit easier.

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Why Do We Need Superheroes?

For anyone who thinks that superheroes and their films are just for kids looking for something fun to watch, think again!


  1. Superheroes let us all escape the mundane
  2. They give us hope and something to look up to
  3. Superheroes keep us grounded and remind of us of our morals
  4. They remind us of humanity’s best qualities
  5. They unleash our own potential

If you’re looking for some motivation, stick on your favourite superhero film and you’re sure to feel a little bit better about everything…

Films Turning 30 This Year!

Feeling old? Well, you’re about to feel a whole lot worse after our round up of films which are hitting the big 3 0 in 2018.



Revolving around a deceased couple who find themselves trapped and haunting their own home, Beetlejuice attempts to scare away the living inhabitants for good. With its original comedy and plot, Beetlejuice is a true classic!

Rambo 3 

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Depicting fictional events in Soviet war in Afghanistan, Rambo 3 is truly iconic. Packed to the brim with action, Sylvester Stallone takes centre stage to save his longtime friend and mentor Colonel Sam Trautman from a prison camp.

Die Hard

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This action-packed classic has become a festive fave over the years and it’s popularity doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Starring both Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, the first edition of the Die Hard series is definitely the best…



After making a wish at a Zoltar machine, 12-year-old Josh finds himself battling the challenges of adulthood as he transforms overnight. This comedy is filled with laughs and iconic scenes and to be honest, this list wouldn’t be complete without it!

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

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This comedy filled American film is a true classic. With hilarious quick whit and gags, every time you watch this film, you’re sure to find new jokes you didn’t know existed from the last time you watched it. Perfect for when you’ve had a bit of a poo day, this film is truly awesome.

After that little trip down memory lane, why not kick back and get some seriously retro films on the go?! Comment below your retro faves…

Top 8 Superhero Motivational Quotes

Looking for a bit of a push this gloomy Thursday? Well, we’ve got you covered with this round up of our Top 8 Superhero Motivational Quotes…

“Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.” – Iron Man

“No matter how bad things get, something good is out there, over the horizon.” – Green Lantern 

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“You’re much stronger than you think you are. Trust me.” – Spider-Man

“There is a right and a wrong in the universe, and the distinction is not hard to make.” – Superman

“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” – Batman


“Life doesn’t give us purpose. We give life purpose.” – The Flash

“In a world of ordinary mortals, you are Wonder Woman!” – Queen Hippolyta

“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben


Whether you’re trying to gather up your motivation to head over the gym or get your ass to work, these quotes are sure to give you the extra boost you need!

Why not leave a comment of your own personal faves below?!


Top Gun: Maverick

We have waited literally decades for the Top Gun sequel and now there are reports that filming begins this summer following the official announcement last year…


According to Digital Spy, the film could not simply just be a remake of the beloved original because of the differences in the Navy.

Rumored director Joseph Kosinski goes on to explain that “it’s just a different world now, so you can’t just remake the original, it must adapt“.

He also teased fans, promising us that there will be a lot fast-paced action, which makes you feel like you’re right there, in the fighter jet!

Set to explore Maverick’s role in the modern military, the Top Gun sequel is due to hit the cinemas in July, 2019.


Mother of the Movies…

If you haven’t got anything planned this evening and things are getting a little awkward – we’ve got you!


Seeing as it’s Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of all the girliest of films for you to sit and watch with your awesome Mum!

  1. The Notebook
  2. 50 First Dates
  3. Bridesmaids
  4. The Devil Wears Prada
  5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  6. Crazy Stupid Love
  7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  8. Love Actually
  9. Juno
  10. Mean Girls

So grab the popcorn and a glass of gin (or whatever your tipple is) and enjoy a nice movie night…


Get the Party Started!

Whether you’ve got a Birthday coming up or you haven’t, make sure you prep like a boss with our party must haves…


Beer Pong – what’s a party without Beer Pong? Pretty poop if you ask me! Perfect for getting the party started, Beer Pong allows your guests to get to know each other whilst becoming increasingly competitive… (and drunk).

Beer Pong XXL – £11.95 | Standard Beer Pong – £7.50

Photos – if you didn’t get a photo, did it even happen? Up your photo game with props and funny backgrounds and perfect your pose with all the gang involved!

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Party Photo Booth – £11.99

Lighting – every party needs the right lighting in order to get people dancing and groovin’! Decorating your partying space shouldn’t stop with lights though, make your own paper stars to add a homemade touch.

Disco Ball LED String Lights – £13.95

With all these bits and bobs covered, all you’ll need is food, booze and oh yeah… Friends!


Girl Power!

We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 bad ass women who are doing it for the girls (in no particular order)…


  1. Pepper Potts – what would Iron Man be without his better half?!
  2. Leia Organa Solo – instrumental in the defeat of the Galactic Empire, Leia Organa is one bad ass woman…
  3. Nyota Uhura – used to handling the odd crisis, Uhura always keeps things under control
  4. Wonder Woman – powerful and strong-willed, this iconic lady’s popularity will never lull
  5. Lara Croft – intelligent, athletic and beautiful, this archaeologist doesn’t mess about!



Mother’s Day Gift Guide

No matter what kind of Mum you have, make sure you treat her with something truly special this year with our ultimate gift guide…

For the Photo Obsessed Mum:

Polaroid Magnetic Photo Frames – £7.95 | Polaroid Photo String Frame – £14.95 | Polaroid Clock Photo Frame – £18.99

For the Music Loving Mum:

Ulla The Unicorn Speaker – £18.95 | Earmuff Wired Headphones – £17.95 | Boombox Touch Speaker – £23.99

For the Star Wars Loving Mum:

Star Wars R2-D2 Stainless Steel Bangle – £28.99 | Star Wars Jedi Symbol Necklace – £28.99 | Star Wars Galactic Earrings – £22.95

For the Tea Drinking Mum:

DC Comics Wonder Woman Travel Mug – £11.99 | Barbie Ken Ceramic Mug – £9.99 | Pusheen Things That I Love Mug – £12.99

With so many goodies just waiting for you to explore on our website, you’re sure to find a fitting gift for your wonderful Momma!