FREE TV AUDIENCE TICKETS Several organisations offer free tickets to pre-recorded TV shows. They include www.beonscreen.com; www.sroaudiences.com (Mock the Week, The Charlotte Church Show, Countdown); www.tvrecordings.com (8 Out Of 10 Cats, Al Murray's Happy Hour) and www.lostintv.com (Paul O'Grady, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire).
BEAUTY Rinse your razor in ice-cold water to keep it sharp for longer. Always use a brush to apply lipstick or gloss. You won't have to blot (which wastes product), and can get right down to the bottom when it has nearly run out. To make your perfume last longer, moisturise the skin before spraying it on - it will last much longer. Also, consider spraying your hair instead of your skin - it holds the fragrance better. Make your own toiletries. Buy the concentrated perfume oil of your favourite fragrance, then mix it into a generic unscented shower cream, moisturiser or body lotion. A small bottle of concentrated oil costs about £2.50, and since you need only add 1 per cent of the total volume you are mixing, you make enough to last for months very cheaply. Make your tan last longer by exfoliating regularly and keeping skin moisturised. Before washing up, apply hand cream and put on rubber gloves. The warm water will make your skin absorb the cream better, so you can apply it less often.
Some tricks I knew, others I'll definitely pick up.