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It's barely been two months since Michelle Keegan had her own hen party in Dubai, but the actress got the chance to recreate some of the memories last weekend when she headed to a friend's hen at an equally exciting destination.

The former Coronation Street actress managed to find last-minute flights to Marbella to help her close friend Elizabeth Marsland celebrate her upcoming nuptials, and by the looks of it she had an incredible few days. Earlier this week we were treated to a few snaps of Michelle rocking a gorgeous nude bikini poolside in Marbs, and today she posted some more behind-the-scenes photos for her fans, dishing all the goss on her "epic" weekend.

"I thought I was going to be working all last weekend but it turned out that I wasn’t so I managed to find flights and join the group" she wrote on her Hello! online blog. "There were 25 of us in total and we had the BEST time. We really did…. The weather was glorious at around 30’s every day."

Kicking off the festivities with a meal on the outdoor terrace at Marbella's exclusive Tibu club on their first evening, the gang had a chilled out night checking out "a few of the cool bars round the marina."

Michelle also gave details on where to buy THAT nude bikini, which is from UK label Bikini Reef.

"I own a lot of their bikinis, just because I love how unique and girlie they are… I wore one of their kaftans on my hen in Dubai and they customised it to say ‘bride to be’ on the back! It went down a treat," she added.

"All the hens wore black ones too so we all looked very ‘hen like’ when we were poolside."

But the highlight of last weekend for the new Mrs. Wright? A Beyoncé dance class at a studio in the area, where all 25 of the girls learnt some seriously sexy moves to Single Ladies. "Such a good idea and it was absolutely hilarious," Michelle wrote.

"Everyone had SO much fun, and it’s now an added bonus we all can pull out our fabulous Beyoncé moves on nights out… if anyone reading this is planning a hen party I would heartily recommend this or similar as an activity for everyone to get involved in."

Sounds like a pretty amazing weekend all in all.



Some of us might be a bit worried that our bikini bods are not up to scratch, but usually we just try eat less bread and take-away for a week before we go and we’re grand.

Not for the cast of TOWIE though, they spent a ridiculous amount of money between them in the run up to Marbella.

Altogether, the cast spent over €12,000 getting their beach bods ready for their Marbs exploits.

The TOWIE girls have confessed to heat that they spent this money while preparing for filming The Only Way Is Marbs.

This insane amount is broken down into clothes, beauty treatments and personal training sessions.

This figure includes Danielle Armstrong’s 16 bikinis and 15 kaftans and Ferne McCann’s microdermabrasion facial.

Yet they STILL felt under pressure to look good at all times of the day and night, as Ferne confessed in this week’s heat magazine.

“You’re sat on a sun lounger, crouched over, trying to get your sun cream. You look up and FLASH, and you’re like, ‘Are you joking? I look horrendous’,” she explained.

Chloe Sims agreed with Ferne saying that after spending over €4,000 she still didn’t feel beach ready.

“At the end of the last season, I made a pact with Danielle that we’d go to the gym three times a week and up it to five [before Marbs],” she said.

“I went about three times in three months! Luckily for me, swimming costumes were in this year. I didn’t realise that before though – I was wearing them to hide the fact I hadn’t toned my tummy.”



The former Ireland international rugby star and his fiancé of one year tied the knot day in Marbella.

The pair got engaged this time last year in Barbados. Peter got down on one knee at the five-star hotel Sandy Lane – incidently the same place where Tiger Woods married his now ex-wife Elin Nordegren in 2004.

The former model from Cork and wore a beautiful tight-fitting dress with a fishtail and long veil. She also shared a photo of her fabulous LK Bennett shoes on Instagram.

Her new husband and former Munster player chose navy for his suit, and a pale pink tie. The bridesmaid wore a lust-worthy pair of Jimmy Choo heels with her beige below-the-knee dress.

Nadia Forde, Paul O’Connell and Donncha O’Callaghan were among the high-profile guests who joined the happy couple for their Big Day. 

While the couple have decided to postpone their honeymoon until later in the year, they will be spending the rest of the week enjoying their newly wedded bliss in sunny southern Spain.


It's by now well-know that cast members of The Only Way Is Essex don't do low-key getaways. 

Everything is five-star, high-end, and OTT.

So it's understandable that their elaborate holiday wardrobes really stand out from the crowd – and no more so than during the gang's annual jaunt to Marbella. 

Yesterday, and following a luxurious week-long stay, the Towie guys and gals enjoyed their final day in the Spanish sun.

Chloe Sims in yellow and red; Jessica Wright in a black maxi,
Chloe again in a green playsuit, and Lauren Pope in black


And evidently, the ladies were intent on going out with a bang.

Georgia Kousoulou opted for a skimpy red swimsuit which was cut high on her leg. It also sported a plunging neckline and she accessoried with nude strappy sandals. It was similar to one that Chloe Sims had worn earlier in the week, though that version had a criss-cross tie detail on the waist- and bust-lines.

Meanwhile, Jessica Wright opted for a cut-out maxi dress, which she wore with gladiator flats and oversized aviators.

Lauren Pope was breathtaking in a sheer black kaftan with criss-cross detail on the bust-line. 

Lydia Bright, Ferne McCann, and Chloe Sims


Lydia Bright decided on a seriously sexy black one-piece which showed-off plenty of cleavage, and open-toe black stilettoes. She also had on a fedora hat and shades.

Ferne McCann shunned swimwear in favour of a blue-printed jumpsuit and flat black wedged sandals

Chloe Sims had several stand-out looks over the course of the holiday: a beautiful yellow playsuit teamed with muted accessories, a green caped playsuit which she wore with canary yellow suede shoes, and a white peplum swimsuit in a Grecian style.

Georgia Kousoulou, Danielle Armstrong, and Gemma Collins


Danielle Armstrong had on a chic nude bikini and matching nude sandals. Over her swimwear she wore a sheer white waistcoat with lace detail.

Gemma Collins yesterday decided on a multi-coloured maxi which she wore with flip-flops embellished with glittery ribbons. She also carried a beige tote and had on cat-eye sunglasses. 

Incredibly, the reality TV show is now on its 15th series. Prior to their arrival in Spain, it was reported that the ten main cast members had spent a total of €8,800 on various beauty treatments in preparation for the Towie cameras following their every move.



Suzanne Jackson keeps more than a million readers totally absorbed with her beauty blog, SoSueMe – but her seemingly fabulous lifestyle garners plenty of attention too. 

Not that it's all fun and games; when we exclusively spoke to Suzanne last month, she was eager to clear a few things up. 

“People are often surprised by the hours a blogger works,” she admitted.

“They just see the Instagram pictures and the Facebook posts and they think you have the easiest life imaginable, but it’s not like that.”

Still, now that she has two best-selling books, not to mention a gel nail polish collection (a €100 hamper of which you can win with SHEmazing!) to her name, we reckon Suzanne's earned the right to a time-out every now-and-again.

In fact, we love the 30-year-old Dubliner's work-hard-play-hard mantra.

After all, if five years (her first SoSueMe.ie post published in July 2010) of risk-taking, packed schedules, unforgiving deadlines, and long hours doesn't merit a couple of days on a sun-lounger, there's probably little hope for the rest of us. 

That, and by jetting off abroad, we then get to gawk at her holiday snaps. Everyone's a winner!

Interestingly, the former beauty therapist has now added a travel section to her blog… And, yes the posts are seriously envy-inducing. 

So, with summer holidays fast approaching, let’s get some destination and fashion inspiration from three of Suzanne’s most recent, fabulous trips away.


Marbella, Spain

While she hasn’t blogged about it just yet, from Suzanne’s recent Facebook and Instagram pics, it looks as if she’s currently sunning herself in her favourite holiday destination of Marbella.

Best for… Pools, pools, pools! If you love getting glammed up in a one-piece and sipping cocktails, Marbella is definitely the place for you. In particular, Suzanne seems to spend a lot of vacation time at the Ocean Club. And, if you are looking for some nightlife on your trip, the ever-popular Puerto Banus is just a taxi ride away.

What she wore… 


St. Vincent, Caribbean

Last month, Suzanne went to the stunning island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean with her long-term boyfriend, Dylan. After previously seeing the beautiful shots of Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright’s own holiday there, Suzanne knew it would be the perfect location for a romantic couple’s holiday.

Best for… total relaxation! The white sand and crystal-clear sea in Suzanne’s photos had us sufficiently jealous. The pair went on sunset cruises, chilled by the pool and relaxed on the beach. St. Vincent also seems like a great place to enjoy amazing all-inclusive food and cocktails. Sounds like a trip to paradise, actually.

What she wore…



Texas, USA

In April, Suzanne headed to Dallas to attend a blogger conference with RewardStyle. Although it was technically work, it also looked like an incredible trip and it seems that Suzanne was able to enjoy a little down-time.

Best for… their hotels, by the sounds of things. You can check out her stunning hotel room on her vlog of the trip. Suzanne furthermore attended stunning rooftop parties and the restaurants sounded totally fab.

What she wore…



Max George took to Twitter to voice his annoyance, after his ex Michelle Keegan refused to sit with him. Watch the video to find out exactly what he had to say.