All posts by Ginny Marriott

An Auction on Ebay is said to selling water, that is allegedly from Tom Criuse‘s swimming pool,

The auction description reads;

‘There is a very limited supply of this special water. The  winning bidder will receive a 5×7 print of Tom swimming in the pool with Katie  Holmes by his side as a certificate of authenticity.

‘The bottle is hand painted and shows a cross to mimic the effect of a bottle of Holy Water. But this cross also bears four gold rays coming from behind, which can also be considered the symbol of Scientology.

‘Tom Cruise water can be used in rituals, potions, or perfumes. It can be  dabbed behind the ears or on the wrists for good luck. You can place some of it  around the hearth of your home  baptize your baby with it. The possibilities are endless.

‘Happy bidding!’

At last count, six people had bid.

The 110ml glass bottle was collected by a fan from a pool in Miami Beach,  Florida, on July 16 last summer.

So how far would you go to get a pice of celebrity culture, even if it is just water from their pool ? we all hear of celebrities auctioning off outfits or memorabilia for charitable causes, and the amount that has been spent is sometimes outrageous, but in the past some of the strangest things have been auctioned.  John Lennon’s TOOTH was auctioned off in November 2011 and went for a reported $30,000, but what is the buyer going to do with John Lennon’s, tooth ? and is it really worth that kind of money?

I guess some fans would go to great lengths to have a personal memento of their favorite star, but is it a step too far to purchase Scarlett Johansson used tissue? (in which she blew her nose) – which was sold for $2,075  to raise money for a good cause, or to be the proud owner of  Justin Bieber’s bangs, or left over breakfast?.

The Final straw in taking it too far must definitely be, the news that the ‘Death Bed’ of Michael Jackson – The King Of Pop –  will be auctioned off not to far in the distant future, how we ask ourselves can this item make anyone feel closer to the singer, or in any way moral?

we can all smile at the weird and wonderful array of items that have sold in the past, and see the passion in the people who buy them, but is a mans Death Bed, something that should be used to make a profit? and lets ask….who would actually buy it ?

Replenishing our skin and keeping it hydrated is essential, and you don’t need expensive replenishing cream to do so. Water is your miracle skin and body refresher, and here’s how and why.

Approximately 65% of our body is made up of water, it s the main ingredient of all your bodily fluids, but it really won’t take blood sweat and tears, to keep them all replenished.  Drinking throughout the day small amounts but often, is all you need to do, if you keep sipping then you are rehydrating.  Aim to drink at least 4 pints of good clean water a day, but it is important to pace it through the whole day, little and often is the key. It is not advisable to drink large amounts n one, 2 pints is the recommended maximum. And never drink more than 6 pints n a day.

The rewards of drinking water regularly is undeniable,

  • Better general health
  • clear brighter eyes
  • higher energy levels
  • brighter complection
  • reduced amount of spots and blemishes
  • reduction of bloating
  • improves blood flow and circulation

All this happens because water contains essential nutrients, and once consumed it is carried to every cell in your body, at the same time flushing toxins.

Dehydration itself causes stress on your body, and in turn causes further dehydration, so the obvious and simple answer is to keep sipping that water.

It was announced yesterday by the Metropolitan Police, that new measures to improve the effectiveness of stop and search, is being put into place.

a meeting was held yesterday by the (MPA) Metroploitan Police Authorty to discuss the urgent matter of, addressing the failings of the stop and search process, which is resulting in strained relations with local communities.

The Metropolitan Police Website says:

The review, which was approved by Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe this week has led to a series of new objectives. The new approach will see a renewed focus on reducing violence and for the power to be used in a more intelligence-led and targeted way, leading to more arrests and more weapons seized.

A new dedicated, experienced central team will lead a wide range of changes affecting every element of stop and search with the aim of improving policy, practice, and performance across the board.

There will be fewer ‘Section 60’ authorisation, while the intelligence threshold to approve this power will be increased, ensuring there is a stronger case to grant it in the future. There will be more arrests arising from searches, and more weapons sought to help prevent violent crime. Failed searches for drugs will also be cut.

Commander Tony Eastaugh, who will be overseeing the MPS’s refreshed approach said: “Stop and Search is an important policing tactic and a deterrent to crime. We know from public attitude surveys that communities support us when it is used fairly and professionally.

“We accept there are disparities in the use of stop and search. Whilst the causes of these disparities are complex, it is vital that we not only maintain but enhance local accountability to provide greater transparency in relation to our use of stop and search to combat violent crime.

“We have worked hard over the years to establish robust scrutiny processes as transparency is essential to us. The clear message from public satisfaction surveys is that the wider community recognise that stop and search is a vital tool and we know we must retain their backing.

“We will continue to work to increase the involvement of communities and third sector organisations & statutory partners as we move forward with these changes.”

Spring trends for 2012 are in full swing on the catwalk and hair shows across the world, but lets not forget our hands, when the sun comes out,  the gloves come off and the sandals go on, ladies, you need our nails to be looking fabulous.

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So what are the trends for this spring and summer when it comes to a coat of polish on your fingernails??

The cosmetics designers for the big fashion houses, have gona all out ths season, bringing us a fresh range of colours.   The main influence for these colours, seems to be, the season of spring itself, Chanel and Dior, developed their nail colours in leafy greens, lilacs, soft pinks and even softer oranges, a perfect solution to having amazing colours on your fingers and toes, but not overdoing it during the day.

Dior and Givenchy, have not forgotten the night owls amongst us, wanting to make an impact, to pair with that fabulous dress or pair of heels on your nights out,. Dior’s, dawn inspired Trio, perfect for just an ocassion, and Givenchy staying true to their classic style and trend, by bringing us the classic poppy red, that is a constant must, always.

Solid block colour is how we are being shown to wear our nail polish this season, so keep the fancy patterns for those special occasions, but the use of two-tone polishes, using colours like dark pink and black together, or leafy green with a darker racing green, creating a modern tiwst on the tidy french polish is a definite yes, for those of you wanting to stand out from the crowd .

Big Brother UK saw its first round of nominations this week, and it has been revealed that there are two house mates up for eviction, west end star Andrew Stone, and Lengerie model Georgia Salpa.

We all got to know Andrew stone during his stint on the Sky1 tv show Pineapple Studios, but what do we know about the Greek Irish beauty that is Georgia Salpa?

 Georgia was born in the greek capital Athens, in 1985, but moved to Ireland with her parents in 1989 aged just four years old, and was raised in Killiney near Dublin.  in her teenage years, she worked hard to become a model, and did some rather unglamorous promotional work, a far cry from the magazine shoots she is known for today.  After various modelling assignments in many publications including FHM, she became one of the first FHM HOT 100. She then went on to do many TV appearances on Irish programmes The Podge and The Rodge show, Republic of Telly, Celebrity Salon and Catwalk to Kilimanjaro.  Salpa has now moved to the UK,   she dated Football legend George Best’s son, Calum Best for a while, but the pair split in 2011.  Georgia is famed for her stunning looks, bearing similarities to american-Armenian reality tv star Kim Kardashian, and her natural 32E boobs, which she claims are a family heirloom.

Georgia, Andrew and the rest of the house mates,  will find out who will be the first celebrity to be evicted from the Big Brother house on Friday, the public will be voting all week.



Jay-Z today posted a new track dedicated to his and Beyoncé’s new baby girl Blue Ivy Carter, , and in it, some very honest lyrics, even telling of a devastating miscarriage, prior to falling pregnant with their daughter.

The new track posted on his website today is called Glory, and includes the Lyrics, ‘Last time the miscarriage was so tragic-We was afraid you’d disappear-But nah baby you magic.’ tells of the couples worry that Beyonce would miscarry again.

The couple also released a joint statement today  saying

” Blue ‘was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives” The couple adds, “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.’

The new track which is produced by Pharrel is an open and honest account of the new fathers love and emotions, toward his new born daughter, and at the end the sounds of a new-born baby, which are believed to be an actual recording of Blue Ivy Carter.
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Katy Perry has spoken out on twitter about the gossip revolving around her imminent Divorce from funny man Russel Brand.

It was announced recently that comedian hollywood actor Russell Brand, had filed for divorce from Katy Perry after just 17 months of marriage, and so far neither camps have revealed any more information than that, but now Katy has finally spoken out via her twitter account.

‘I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the  world. You guys have made my heart happy again,’ Katy tweeted – Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog,  magazine, “close sources” or my family.

Katy’s parents are Evangelical preachers, and have told their congregation recently that they still love their daughter although they do not agree with her life choices.

It seems Katy wants to make i clear that she is still the headstrong woman who is responsible for her own actions, and stands by her own life choices, although it does seem from her tweet that she has been feeling very heart-broken since Brand filed for divorce.

Mens wear outfitter Burton’s has revealed its latest trends for SpringSummer 2012.

The mens fashion retailer have created a collection using a masculine silhouette that is playful. sporty and easy to assemble. Catering for the festival goer, the casual jeans wearer, aswell as the modern men who like to wear suits.  This season’s collection focuses its trends to add a breath of fresh air to their customers wardrobes.

The formal wear takes its inspiration from the mod men trend, and brings us slim fitting tailored suits, keeping to the Burton high quality tradition, and adding a ‘young trendy guy’ element to the suits. using tonics and sheen to the finish of the fabric which give their suits a lustrous finish.

Spring also sees the introduction of ‘City Trekker’, a trend that has nautical and sporty influences . This look is achieved through colour blocking and combining fresh and bright tones alongside stones and navy blues.   short-sleeved shirts are among the collection, but this season we se different shaped collars, giving men a change from the norm .

Moving into summer, the Trekker Summer uses colour as a statement.  This trend comprises of both casual and beach dressing and mixing this trend with neutrals and whites can make it more accessible as the loud colour pops are not for the faint hearted.  Key pieces include large-scale striped tees and polo shirts as well as geometric graphic tees, bleached out  shirts, bright coloured chinos and chino shorts, fresh short sleeve linen shirts and the coloured boat shoe.

This seasons big trend , across the board is block colour chinos and jeans, and Burton’s have catered for this with no quality spared.

To see the full collection visit Burtons website