Summer is just round the corner and the temptation is to invest in a new wardrobe to make sure you look good when the sunshine finally comes. A recent report suggested that on average, Brits spend £1,042 per year on their wardrobes which adds up to about 5% of your average salary. If you're on a £1,850 monthly income then that equals a clothing budget of £92.50 - not a great deal to keep up with the latest trends and fashions. Budgets are often tight this time of year with holidays and summer experiences booked in, so the personal finance experts at moneyguru.com have shared some top tips on how to get a new summer wardrobe without breaking the bank... Same clothes, different accessories A recent study revealed that every year, the average consumer throws away around 70lbs of textiles in order to make room for newer purchases ***. But just because a piece has been in your wardrobe for years does not mean it is outdated! A great way of revamping your closet is going … [Read more...] about Five top fashion tips to make sure you look hot this summer
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It's summer at last, and we can't wait to head out into our outside space - it's like gaining an extra room! But if your area needs a little TLC, we can help transform it into an outdoor oasis - in one weekend. We promise. We spoke to influencer Lisa Dawson, who's well known for her ability to create stunning places to live, inside and out. See below for her video on transforming your outside space into somewhere you can relax and entertain. And everything you need can be found at B&Q - from pressure washers and sprinklers to stylish outdoor lighting that will make your space pop. There's also an amazing range of outdoor furniture - a must for anyone looking to host a garden party, or simply wanting to relax in the sun. Here's seven things YOU can do to make your outdoor space sensational in just 48 hours (and all without breaking the bank)... Get your garden ready for summer! There's nothing like eating outside with friends and family 1) SPRUCE … [Read more...] about 7 ways to make your outside space sensational in ONE weekend
When it comes to making home improvements to your property, you want to ensure that you have the best materials to get the job done to the highest standard. Not only that, but you want to be certain you have reliable tradesmen to install and complete the job exactly as you want it. That is why we have put together a list of some of the best home improvement and installation companies in the region to make your job a whole lot easier. You often hear horror stories of ‘cowboys’ doing shoddy work and leaving your home in a worse state than before but we are here to provide you with businesses who really know their stuff. Polar Bear - Windows, Doors and Conservatories Priding themselves on customer service and aiming to improve the living standards of their customers, Polar Bear deliver a range of great products that are sure to meet your home improvement needs. Specialising in double and triple glazed windows along with composite and bi-fold doors, each aspect is … [Read more...] about The companies here to make your house that extra bit special
0 Have your say Craig Levein has accused the SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte of giving Scottish football a bad name by being too quick to punish players for showing passion. The Hearts manager said he was concerned that the game was being “sanitised”.Levein spoke out after player confrontations on the pitch last weekend saw notices of complaint issued to Hearts, Aberdeen, Rangers and Celtic, despite referees issuing red and yellow cards at the time. Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was also cited for misconduct after the Old Firm derby and Celtic captain Scott Brown faces a disciplinary hearing for his post-match celebrations of his side’s 2-1 win.But Levein believes that unnecessary interventions are painting an unfair picture and threatening to douse the passion and competitiveness the Scottish leagues are renowned for.“It’s almost like the compliance officer is trying to make Scottish football look bad. I don’t know why … [Read more...] about Craig Levein: Is compliance officer trying to make Scottish football look bad?
Making your home look good enough for Instagram seems to be important to the people of Britain. In fact, some are so keen to get likes on the platform that they'll cheat, uploading a picture of someone else's home and pretending it's theirs. A survey for the Ideal Home Show shows that it's one in six who fake it, with 18% of 18-24-year-olds saying they wouldn't buy a house if they didn't think it'd impress on social media. That might be taking the trend to extremes, but who doesn't want Insta-worthy interiors? Interior designer Kristine Hall, who set up her design and styling company after documenting her own decor project, Restoring Landsdowne, knows all about making a space an Insta-hit. Hall's calm, pared-back Scandi-inspired style is a favourite with decor-grammers (at current count, she has over 44k followers). Want to steal her secrets? Here, Hall, who will giving advice at the Ideal Home show, shares six simple steps for conjuring an utterly Instagrammable home. Let the posting … [Read more...] about How to make your home the most Instagrammable