DONT THROW OUT THE FAIRY LIGHTS . . . . home
Fairy lights and rope lights can stay a decorative feature without being too festive. Try these ideas.
Fill a vase with fairy, or lantern lights as an alternative to a lamp
A vase on the floor with big decorative twigs looks great with some fairy lights adorning it.
Lay rope lights behind furniture, or a bed headboard for cosy up-lighting.
Rope lights can also be used under your overhead kitchen cupboards.
Rope lights are great in the garden to define areas and for evening entertaining. Check they are OK for outdoor use though.
Put fairy lights around your dressing table mirror and you can pretend you are a Hollywood starlet. We all need to be a kid sometimes.
BLING RINGS . . . . accessories
An often forgotten way to jazz up an outfit is with costume jewellery. Buy several inexpensive rings as you can chop and change them to match different outfits. Try Accessorize, Topshop and Mikey whose ranges are updated frequently. Independent jewellers often have nice costume jewellery which costs not much more than the high street chains. Also try second hand jewellers and you might find something exciting and individual.
QUICK TIP . . . . beauty
After you have applied your bronzer, dab your cheeks with a tissue. It tones down the colour and you will leave the house looking naturally radiant!