Here at The Lady, we have two techniques which are proven to instantly lift our spirits: 1) buy fresh flowers for the office and 2) spend 10 minutes painting our nails. Take our word for it: if you inject a little bit of colour and prettiness into your day, things instantly seem perkier.

A new discovery for us is the wonderful Dielle range of nail colours. Not only are they vibrant, durable and quick-drying (crucial when you're painting your nails at your desk!), they also have lovely mood-boosting names such as 'hopeful sky' and 'spring promise'.
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What's even better is that Dielle are currently offering 30% off all nail colours until 14 July 2013. Simply visit www.dielle.co.uk and enter the code DSUMMER13 at the checkout.

It's true that money can't buy you happiness, but you can get a little bit of bliss on a budget...