It's not every week you want to go the whole hog and properly pin up your hair. But now that party season is in full swing, doesn't a red carpet-worthy updo sound appealing, the finishing touch for your festive outfit?
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A fleet of 47 leggy beauties (though only eight are officially ordained Angels) recently landed in the UK for the Victoria's Secret fashion show, ready to strut their stuff while pop stars Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande performed.
From colourful gem-covered cuffs that wouldn't look out of place on the Strictly dance floor, to dainty antique pieces and sleek minimalist designs, there are oodles of beautiful jewels to covet in the shops right now.
Alongside all the gifts for your nearest and dearest, top of your shopping list right now should be a killer dress to see you through the cocktail parties and seasonal soirees that are no doubt crowding your December diary.
Is there a harder task on earth than buying a Christmas present for a 'fashionista'?
Winter gardens can be places of pure fairytale. Dusted with snow or dense frost, the stems and skeletons of many plants look magical in the ice cold light.
The shops are awash with poinsettias at this time of year in shades of red, pink and cream, the colourful bracts having taken an average of eight weeks to turn from green to red.
You may be tempted by expensive, fancy table decorations and wreaths in the shops, but, if you look in your garden, you'll find some brilliant indoor adornments for free.
He spent years serving queen and country, but when a vicious assault put an end to Jonathan Knight's career as a soldier, he found a new life producing clothes for them instead.
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died from an "apparent drug overdose" in his New York City apartment, an NYPD spokesman said.
Shropshire’s Zoe Cooper has urged the county to get behind her tonight as she aims to book her place in the final of Britain’s Got Talent – after admitting she has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support she has received.
In today’s competition, we’re giving you the chance to enjoy a fantastic weekend break to the beautiful and historic city of York.
To celebrate the festive season, we’ve teamed up with Marks & Spencer to give you the chance to win a £250 gift card to spend in store!
After all that Christmas cheer and New Year excitement has died down, January can be a bit of a letdown. So, to kick off your new year in style, we’ve teamed up with Frankie & Benny’s to give you the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend in one of their restaurants!
1. If the front door is letting you down, hanging a Christmas wreath on it won't necessarily smarten it up. You probably don't have time for a full revamp, but you should still be able to fill and sand, where necessary, and do a coat or two of paint, providing you use quick-drying exterior wood paint.
1. As great as open fires are in many ways, they are not very energy efficient, at only around 20%. Wood-burning stoves are much more efficient, at around 70-90%, so you get all the benefits of a real fire without most of your money going up in smoke.
1. Millions of homes in the UK have cavity walls, exterior walls with a gap in the middle that can be filled with insulation. As a general rule, houses built after 1920 do have cavity walls and those built before don't. However, you need to look at the brickwork - if the bricks are all long (whole) ones, then the walls have a cavity in the middle, but if the bricks are both long and short, there's no cavity because the short ones go through the wall.