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23 bright ideas to put a real splash of colour into your life; retail therapy / ideas Laura Davis picks a rainbow of treats that are sure to liven up your day.

Byline: Laura Davis

01 STRIKING scarlet kitchen appliances are bound to cheer up the washing up. Try the Red Memphis range from Morphy Richards which includes the Pump Espresso machine (pounds 119.99), jug and traditional kettles (pounds 39.99 each) and a matching Toaster (pounds 29.99). Stockists at

02 PUMA'S v1.06 football boot is available in bright red, RRP pounds 99.99 from www. pumafootball .com

03 THE stunningly chic Jellephish Mood Lamp cycles through a kaleidoscope of gorgeous colours and can be operated via remote control. It costs pounds 79.95 from

04 RELAX with these sparkly blue Omni Massage Rollers, pounds 12.99 regular size and pounds 4 mini, from Vitalia Health on 01628 898366 or visit

05 BRIGHTEN up your iPod with one of these colourful cases from Capdase. Priced pounds 9.99 from www.ukpreview

06 THIS striking green dress is a bargain at just pounds 39 from www.

07 THESE yummy Haribo Strawbs are likely to give you a sugar rush. Priced pounds 1.15 for a 200g bag. Stockists on 020 7419 7337.

08 TEMPT your tastebuds with some Jelly Belly beans. They are just four calories each and completely fat free! Available at Sainsburys, priced from pounds 4.50 for 10 flavours.

09 PAINT your nails hot red with Elegant Touch's Nail Ceramic in Ava. It costs pounds 4.95 and is named after a Hollywood icon. Stockists on 0208 573 9907.

10 ZIP through the traffic on this bright yellow BMW R1200S motorbike. RRP pounds 8,995 from Williams BMW, on the corner of Great Homer Street and Leeds Street, Liverpool, 0151 474 2000.

11 TRANSFORM your bathroom into a pampering Heaven with Proto-Col's eyecatching range of spa-inspired body scrubs. The Instant Manicure is a revitalising blend of eight essential oils plus dead sea salts. Priced pounds 19.95 for 250g from

12 THE new Survoltee waterproof cream eyeshadow from Bourjois radlates light and comes in six high voltage shades. Priced around pounds 5.75 from Superdrug, Boots and John Lewis.

13 GET yourself in the mood for a home movie with this bright pink popcorn maker from Rival. It costs pounds 14.99 from Comet.

14 YVES SAINT LAURENT has introduced a new colour palette especially for summer. The Palette Horizon eyeshadows cost pounds 32.

15 RUBICON exotic juice drinks quench even the driest of throats. They come in pomegranate, mango, guava and passion fruit flavours. RRP pounds 1.29 from Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Waitrose. www.

16 LOOK Pretty in Pink with this cami set, pounds 28 by Love TanJane from

17 GIVE one of these Terramundi Money Pots as a gift and when it is full of coins they have to smash it to get them out. Available from Arighi Bianchi on 01625 613 333 for pounds 18.

18 YOU'LL never lose track of time with this stripey watch from Swatch Electric Mix, pounds 50. Call 0870 780 5965 for stockists.

19 EVEN your laptop can be bright. The Flybook is available in black, blue, red, silver, yellow and white. It was the official laptop of London Fashion Week. It costs pounds 1,464, stockists from 0870 345 6644 or

20 ARTIST Colin Keay-Chaplin combines originality with the unusual to bring a touch of chic to outdoor urban spaces. His sculptures cost between pounds 49 and pounds 1,000 according to size and design. Order them from or call 01371 851178

21 REDECORATE a room for summer with the help of Crown Paints. The Kazbah Crown Solo One Coat Gloss emulsion costs pounds 8.49 for 750ml. Stockists from 0870 2401127 or www.

22 DARE to be different with the brand new palette of colours from Baumatic, including the B550 60cm multifunction oven in mint green, lilac and pink. RRP pounds 635, call 0118 933 6900 for stockists.

23 ADD this comfy fire engine red chair and stool in Andrew Muirhead Ingleston red leather to your living room.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 11, 2006
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