… a word from Amanda

Welcome to the longest month ever. We’re still in January. Still dieting and abstaining. Still broke until we get paid. And it’s getting colder everywhere.  Sounds like song lyrics, doesn’t it?

As per the last two instalments of Zips It Up, we’re here to try and brighten up your week and enlighten you with some Valentine gift ideas.

And here’s another which will definitely make you smile. Especially if you’re a fan of The Simpsons.

You can now turn you and your loved ones YELLOW with www.turnedyellow.com and immortalise yourselves as Simpsons characters in a framed picture. Could this be the best present ever!

As one option, you can re-create Homer and Marge’s lounge in a ‘Valentine theme’, i.e. lots of red and pink love hearts, with you and your other half sat on the famous sofa.

All you have to do is go to the website, upload a photo of you (plus partner or family), perhaps on a graduation or another special occasion and Turned Yellow will transport you to Springfield and ‘Simpsonise’ you.

The company have nothing to do with the actual Simpsons, so I have no idea what the legal complications are, but if you check out the reactions of those who’ve created pictures of themselves as yellow characters, you’ll see what an absolutely genius idea it is.

Anyway, let me know if any of you try this out.

Onto this week’s edition, and I invite you to look twice at the “Kate Moss” story, explore which supermarket Beyoncé is partial to, and if you thought the smell of last week’s vagina candles was bad, check out the new perfume I’ve tracked down.