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Ten for ten

Brighten up with 10 fabulous finds for under $10

Looking for a little spring pick-me-up? We’ve got 10 incredible beauty, fashion and decor ideas—all for $10 dollars or less! Treat yourself or delight a friend with these cheap and chic finds, guaranteed to put a little ‘spring’ in your step.

Pucker up!

What could be sexier than luscious, iridescent lips, so gorgeous they just can’t help but smile? You don’t need a bout of Botox to get this full, ripe mouth. Just pick up a tube of Glam Shine, the new volumizing lip colour by L’Oréal Paris. With crystal micro-particles that make your mouth sparkle without feeling sticky, Glam Shine is more comfortable than a gloss and shinier than regular lipstick. Available in drug stores across Canada. $9.95.

Simple elegance

There’s no better way to bring the outdoors in than with fresh flowers. Instead of adding more clutter to your coffee table, why not try a wall vase? This stunning hand-blown glass vase from Pottery Barn accommodates water and flowers and hangs directly on antiqued iron nails, highlighting the clean beauty of the glass and its contents. $10.

Spring scents

After a long Canadian winter, there is something magical about the first scent of spring. Recreate nature’s fresh fragrance anytime with Pier 1 imports’ First Bloom Potpourri and Incense, a combination of freesia, plumeria, lilac, and jasmine with green leafy notes and fresh cut hay. Incense, US$5.

Garbage glam

Taking out the trash suddenly got a whole lot sexier. Caban’s Trash-chic garbage bags, available in fabulous retro prints, transform an unglamorous household essential into a trendy fashion statement. These bags look as good inside your house as they do on the curb. $4/pack of 10.

Bangle bright

Decorate your wrists with a jolt of fuchsia, red, white and black—the perfect way to add dramatic colour to your spring wardrobe. Worn together or on their own, these fun and versatile plastic bracelets from Aldo look great dressy or casual. $8.

Bowled over

Jazz up your dinner table with IKEA’s colourful glass Stril bowls. Fill with bright, tossed salads for a beautiful buffet, or break them out to liven-up your weekday dinner. Available in a variety of fabulous spring colours. Starting at $3.00.

Cast a glow

Sometimes all you need to freshen up your space is the sensuous glow of a few elegant candles. Part of Martha Stewart’s Everyday spring collection, these soft blue, yellow and white tapers and tea lights add delightful country charm to even the most sophisticated spaces. Available at Sears stores across Canada. Starting at $1.99.

Flower power

Hairstyles may change, but you can’t go wrong with a sleek and sophisticated ponytail. For the office, weekend errands, or even a night on the town, you’ll look pretty and polished with this classic flower hair elastic from Pegabo. $10. For more information or to find a store near you, call 1-800-764-7763.

Sweet feet

Get your tootsies ready for summer’s strappy sandals with Avon’s Foot Works Overnight Treatment for Extremely Dry Feet. Brimming with lush hydrators such as cocoa, mango and shea butters, this rich cream softens stubborn calluses and smoothes rough, dry skin overnight. Use with Foot Works Moisturizing Booties. Cream, $7.99; Booties $5.99.

Tea time

You don’t have to bargain in a Moroccan market to get your hands on these gorgeous tea glasses. Just head to Caban! These lovely tea tumblers, made in Morocco, will look stunning filled with any hot or cold beverage. $9 each.