Monthly Archives: October 2017

Top Fifteen Halloween Films

If you’re in the same boat as me and have absolutely no plans for Halloween, then this blog may prove to be handy! Get some food, blankets and get ready for a cosy, yet spooky night in as I take you through my top fifteen Halloween films…

  1. Hocus Pocus
  2. The Amityville Horror
  3. Beetlejuice
  4. The Exorcist
  5. Scary Movie (All four of ’em if you’re feeling adventurous!)
  6. The Blair Witch Project
  7. Friday the 13th
  8. The Little Vampire
  9. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  10. Addams Family Values
  11. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  12. Warm Bodies
  13. The Shining
  14. Get Out
  15. Gremlins

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5 Tips To Help Fight Monday Morning Blues

So, it’s Sunday evening again, the weekend has flown and you’re left sat on couch wondering where the time went. Have a go at following these simple steps to try and banish those Sunday evening and Monday morning blues.

  1. Clear your work space – before leaving the office on a Friyay just clear your own desk. This will allow you to walk into work feeling free of last week’s shenanigans and ready to take on a new week.
  2. Write things down – sometimes there is nothing better than sitting down and clearing your mind of endless to-do lists, freeing up some space in your head for all the stuff you truly enjoy.
  3. Make the most of your weekends – whether it’s spending time with friends or family, doing some exercise or just relaxing, make the effort to use of every second of your weekend by planning and doing different things – although this is definitely easier said than done…
  4. Get yourself organised earlier – make sure that just before you sit down with a well earned take-away or glass of wine on a Friday evening, that you have prepped your work bag ready for the start of the working week. This way, you will completely switch off and relax.
  5. Change your perspective – instead of looking at a Monday morning as another day to drag yourself out of bed, try and change your mindset so that you’re ready to take on the week. Leave last week’s nightmare where it belongs and concentrate on making this one more successful!

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Give these 5 simple steps a try and you will, hopefully, feel a lot better about parting from your warm and cosy bed on a Monday morning…

Our Top Lounge Wear Picks

Well, you don’t need me to sit here and tell you that it’s getting colder and darker out there. If you’re like me and you never need an excuse to treat yourself to new slob-wear, then this blog is perfect for you. I’ve compiled a short list of all our newest lounge wear goodies which are guaranteed to get you set for the colder months…

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Cookies and lounge wear now live in perfect harmony thanks to this first item on our list. With a FAB Cookie Monster design, these brand new and quite frankly awesome lounge pants are wonderfully unisex, as long as you love cookies and chillin’, you qualify.

Cookie Monster Lounge Pants

Psst… Lounge pants make the perfect Christmas gift, so check out our range of lounge pants here.

If you are an avid follower of Finn’s adventures in the Land of Ooo, then you’ll love this set of Adventure Time Shortama PJs. With a bold Jake character themed design and being made from 100% cotton, this short and tee ensemble will have you cosying-on-down…

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Although I highly doubt that Mick Jagger had one of these back in his hay-day, this Rolling Stones fleece dressing gown is the perfect way to express your love for the iconic rock band.

Complete with the instantly recognisable tongue logo, this dressing gown is fab for rocking out on the sofa.

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So you’ve got the PJs and the dressing gown covered, what about those tootsies of yours?! Now for my favourite bit, the slippers and socks!

In my opinion, these Pusheen Mule Slippers are so adorable and perfect for squeezing your feet into after a hard day. If Pusheen ain’t your thang, maybe our Pikachu Boot Slippers or our Yoda Mule Slippers¬†would be more up your street…

We have an awesome range of socks and slippers, check out the rest here.

Happy National Greasy Food Day!

One of the best days of the year if you ask us – except Christmas day, of course!

To celebrate National Greasy Food Day we’ve come up with our favourite greasy-grub orders for when we’re just craving that bit of naughtiness.

**Disclaimer: Any greasy food consumed after reading this blog is purely your choice, for which Retro Styler will take no responsibility.**

First off, we’ll start with Luca – our Operations Manager here at Retro Styler. Although currently on a “health-kick” (we’ll see how long that lasts), he does love a good ol’ McDonald’s breakfast, especially after a few too many the night before. He can’t get enough of the Breakfast Wrap and he always makes sure he orders an extra sausage…

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On to Sally, our Managing Director – posh eh?! Sal loves a Zinger Tower meal from the one and only KFC, complete with a small Popcorn Chicken and a lovely pot of their gravy – after all what is a KFC without a side of gravy?!

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Next up is Athena, one of our main content creators at Retro Styler HQ, she loves nothing more than chowing down on a deliciously greasy Domino’s after a hard weeks work – you deserve it girl! Athena’s go-to order is a BBQ base pizza, loaded with red onion, sweetcorn, chicken and glorious bacon with, of course, a side order of crispy chicken strips and a cheeky chocolate pizza for dessert…

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Oooo, am I hungry…

Now it’s Andy’s turn, one of the newest to the clan here at Retro Styler, he enjoys nothing more than a McDonald’s breakfast and the biggest Boneless Dips Meal from KFC that is humanely possible – sounds good to me!

Last but by no means least, ME! I adore a traditional kebab order myself. Sticking to my mantra of “go hard or go home”, my order usually comprises of a large tandoori chicken kebab with ALL the salad and mayo with a side order of cheesy chips (with yet more mayo) and a delightful 12″ cheesy garlic bread to top it all off. After all that, I spend the rest of the night vegging out in my elasticated PJ’s whilst watching a good film – perfect!

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After that quick round-up of our favourite greasy food orders, if your tum isn’t rumbling just like all of ours then you’re doing life wrong – get out there and treat yourself to your ultimate takeaway as you celebrate this glorious day!

Brand New Jewellery From A Galaxy Far, Far Away…

We’ve just dropped a load of brand new Star Wars goodies in the form of jewellery onto our website and we’re shouting about it! From charms to earrings, our freshest lot is guaranteed to get your science-fantasy taste buds tingling…

Are you someone’s Han Solo to their Chewbacca? Do you have an unbreakable bond based on your Star Wars fandom? If so, you should check out these Rebel and Imperial Symbol Best Friend Necklaces.

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With half resembling the Rebel Alliance logo and the other depicting the Imperial Crest, this friendship necklace is sure to become a favourite between whoever shares the privilege of wearing it.

This stylish and contemporary Rose Gold Tone Galactic Empire Symbol Bead Charm is the perfect way to celebrate your love for the awesome franchise.

Made from high quality stainless steel and coloured with rose gold and diamante detailing, this charm is sure to add a wow factor to your Star Wars charm bracelet.

Here’s a funny Stormtrooper GIF…

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Star Wars just got a whole lot more girly with this Galactic Empire Earring Set.

Comprising of a pink Stormtrooper design, a pastel blue Star Wars logo design and a purple Darth Vader design, this set of three earrings is sure to please any budding Princess Leia. At the price of ¬£12.99 per set, they make the perfect stocking filler for any lucky lady – that’s assuming you’ve started your Christmas shopping of course…

Now one for those who can’t get enough of the current charm bracelet trend, this Star Wars Characters Charm Bracelet features all of the most popular and lovable characters from the franchise.

For those Star Wars fans that are looking for something a little bit different, this charm bracelet is sure to tick the criteria. Presented in a wonderful Star Wars branded box with magnetic closure, it’s sure to satisfy that special guy or girl in your life.

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So there it is, a short run-down of my top picks of all our new Star Wars goodies. Be sure to keep tabs on our new products as we’re constantly adding to our already incredible stash…

 

 

Halloween Horror Loveliness

It’s that wonderful time of year (again!) and as Halloween creeps upon us, it’s the perfect time for us to dedicate a whole blog post to our favourite Halloween films and merchandise to boot...

What is Halloween Without the Friday the 13th Franchise?

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Comprising of twelve slasher style films, a TV show, novels, comic books, video games, and awesome merchandise – which of course, we cannot get enough of at Retro Styler HQ.

Check out our Friday the 13th Messenger Bag here.

Jason Voorhees, is one of Horror’s most iconic villains. The slasher classic has a legion of devoted followers and is one of cinema’s most memorable horror classics, we can hear the creepy whispering already…Ki Ki Ki Ma Ma Ma.

 

The Ultimate Classic: The Shining

The Shining tells the tale of Jack who unravels into a homicidal maniac who’s completely focused on terrorising his own family, which is more relatable than ever now I’m a bit older… It’s easy to see why The Shining is among the top Horror classics.

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Ditch the standard white bed sheet with two eye holes this Halloween and shake things up with this The Shining Murder Grey T-Shirt. Perfect for those who don’t like spending a whole year making their costumes, this T-Shirt requires minimal effort but will attract a lot of attention.

Men's The Shining Murder T-Shirt

 

Last But by No Means Least: The Joker

With so many differing portrayals, the Joker is the most versatile villain to ever grace our screens. As HUGE fans of DC Comics and the superhero (and villain) clan, we can’t get enough of the Joker at Retro Styler HQ, so it would make little sense for us to leave the sinister guy off our short Halloween-themed list!

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If you’re planning an awesome Halloween house party, then we have come up with the perfect way to welcome your guests into your humble abode. Check out this Welcome to Arkham Asylum Doormat, complete with ace Joker character detailing, it’s the best way to start your spooky evening as you party well into the night…

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Check out all our other awesome, officially licensed Joker merchandise here.

If you’re looking for that perfect piece of jewellery to finish of your costume master-piece, check out our Alchemy Gothic collection where you’re sure to find the perfect bangle, necklace or set of earrings to complete your insane efforts.

We hope all of you foolish mortals have a very Happy Halloween…

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