18 pick-me-ups guaranteed to brighten your day, all under £50

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Need a little pick-me-up? We’ve rounded up the best mood-boosting fashion, homeware and beauty items to raise your spirits. 

Coronavirus has been affecting us all in very individual ways, but the one common thread we have throughout all of this is that we have been spending much more time at home. Whatever your circumstances, the news can feel a little overwhelming and while some things are certainly starting to return to a new kind of normal, sometimes we need a little helping hand. 

For a quick serotonin hit, we would ordinarily pop into our favourite high street store and browse their ‘new in’ dresses, find our pick and swing the bag giddily out of the shop. We would browse the beauty offerings at our chosen department store, sampling the lotions and potions before settling on that all-important moisturiser. Or we would finally hit ‘add to basket’ on that homeware piece we spied in Liberty that has been at the top of our virtual wish-list for months. It’s called retail therapy for a reason, right? 

Of course, given the current climate, shopping isn’t as easy as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your sartorial fix online. We’ve rounded up the best high street and high end finds for fashion, homeware and beauty under £50 to bring a little joy to your day. 

From designer hair accessories to add an injection of glamour to your daily Zoom meetings to the cult high street buys from exclusive collections or just a little something to brighten your day.

Get your hit of happy fashion here. 

  • Shrimps

    Shrimps pearl and crystal hair clip
    Shrimps pearl and crystal hair clip

    Given all the time we are spending in front of our screens, an easy way to give your look a little something special is with a hair accessory. Shrimps’ crystal and pearl hair clip is certainly something special. 

    Shop hair clip, £38, Shrimps 

  • Zara Home

    Zara Home polka dot vase
    Zara Home polka dot vase

    Pick some pretty wild flowers on your daily walk and pop them in this Zara polka dot vase for the ultimate feel-good pick me up. 

    Shop vase, £19.99, Zara Home

  • French Connection

    French Connection Fleur T-shirt
    French Connection T-shirt

    Give your white T-shirt a cute update via French Connection’s ‘Fleur’ offering. 

    Shop T-shirt, £30, French Connection 

  • Oliver Bonas

    Sometimes it’s the simplest additions to your outfits that make you the happiest. These pearl embellished hair clips are sure to help you get your glow back, and will get those compliments rolling in on your next Zoom meeting. 

    Shop Oliver Bonas pearl hair clips, £12

  • Browns x Sara Shakeel

    Browns x Sara Shakeel print

    Fashion retailer Browns and digital artist Sara Shakeel have joined forces to bring joy to your walls as well as your wardrobes. 

    Shakeel’s easily-recognisable style of injecting crystals and colour into everyday scenes is beautifully presented in this ocean print. 

    Shop Browns x Sara Shakeel print, £50 

  • Daphine

    Daphine earrings

    Elevate your loungewear look with a simple addition of Daphine’s staple hoops. A firm favourite amongst industry insiders, these earrings are the most versatile you’ll own. 

    Shop Daphine earrings, £45 

  • & Other Stories

    & Other Stories sunglasses

    The sun might not be shining yet, but if we manifest it hard enough it might just come out. When that time comes, we will be armed with these & Other Stories beauties. 

    Shop & Other Stories sunglasses, £23

  • FaceGym

    FaceGym Training Stick

    If, like us, your skin regime has doubled during lockdown add this to your morning routine. FaceGym’ Spirulina training stick restores radiance, texture and firmness and the algae-based protein helps strength your skin. 

    Shop FaceGym training stick, £38.50 

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