How to sell a product online every 12 minutes? Our top 8 tips for business success

YUU co-founders Gill Hayward and Kellie Forbes talk to ShinyShiny.tv about how to sell products successfully online Last Christmas, for over four weeks, our website and the Amazon site were consistently delivering a YUUbag sale every 12 minutes. With all hands to the pump it was a mixture of exhilaration and determination from the entire…

5 tips to picking the best wedding ring for your soon-to-be husband

All eyes may be on the bride and her wedding gown on the big day, but that doesn't mean that the groom has to take a backseat on what is after all his wedding day too! One of the most important things that the groom will get during his wedding day is, of course, his…

The stylish accessories that any new mother should have

It used to be that fashion for pregnant women lagged about 40 years behind fashion for everyone else. People took frumpiness for granted in pregnancy, and new moms didn’t get it much better. Now, thankfully, the big brands are catching up. Thanks in part to the arrival of some innovative newcomers who realized that having…

3 tips to wearing an elegant hat to a wedding

Spring and summer tend to be the most popular times of the year to get married. Chances are that you will be invited to attend a wedding ceremony and reception of a friend or family member during one of these seasons. If the wedding you are attending requires a dress code in which you are…

How to get your wardrobe Spring & Summer ready

Here in the UK we’re pretty unfortunate when it comes to the weather and its predictability (or lack thereof).  One minute we have glorious sunshine and the next it’s torrential rain – we’ve all been caught in a downpour wearing sandals, right?  Therefore knowing what to wear isn’t as simple as corresponding outfits with the…

Orla Kiely launches complete bike and outdoor range at Halfords

Think Orla Kiely and what comes to mind is probably her distinctive prints for the kitchen or maybe her handbags and accessories ranges. However, the Ireland born designer has worked with a car manufacturer before (Citroen) and has now partnered with  retailer Halfords on a new bike and leisure range. Called Olive and Orange (Olive…

10 amazing reflective items for cycling in the dark

It's autumn again, and as the leaves turn shades of brown and fall to the ground, the clocks go back, and darkness creeps in earlier and earlier. As cyclists very well know, this time of year can be perilous. If you don't pay attention to the time, you can suddenly find yourself riding home in the early…

9 bright & functional cycling accessories for summer (part 2/2)

Welcome to part two of Shiny Shiny's summer cycling round-up! This time I've tried and tested some fantastic accessories, and again, they're all chosen with safety and style in mind where possible. Click here to read part one, which is a round-up of bright and colourful clothing for female cyclists. 1. Overboard waterproof yellow pannier, £39.99 This…

Top picks for summer: colourful, functional cycling clothing (part 1/2)

Summer is here! OK, it's been here for a while - and so a round-up of the best clothes, accessories and the occasional gadget for summer cycling is long overdue. (Incidentally, we've got a list for winter, too, if you're in the cold camp.) Sadly, cycling can be very dangerous - especially for women - so…