Home Hair Care with Osmo

The very first thing I'll be doing when this coronavirus crisis is over is booking a hair appointment. There are LOADS of salons at 5pm, so treat yourself now to gift vouchers, and get pick up a deal when we're all back up and running. In the meantime - DON'T BOX DYE! It's one of the absolute no-nos of lockdown. There's a hashtag going around #SHOWYOURROOTS - so get in on the act, and show them! Philip Kingsley Trichologist Lisa Caddy reckons … [Read more...]

Buy 5PM Vouchers Now – Treat Yourself Later

The Coronavirus pandemic has closed the hair and beauty salons, but you can do your bit to make sure they open again by buying Gift Vouchers. Keep businesses like 5pm and its salons ticking over  - and have a much-needed salon treat when the virus has gone, and normal life is resumed. Vouchers are valid for a year, so you can gift now - to yourself or a loved one - and treat yourself later. You can buy vouchers in denominations of £10 and … [Read more...]

NEW Liz Earle Skin Repair Bespoke Skincare

It's all about the Base - and the Boost - with Liz Earle's newest skincare collection, launched this week. Skincare Made Personal is a pretty simple concept  -three moisturisers with a trio of textures, and three water-based boosters to add to them to empower you to personalise your skincare routine with just one drop. This is not a new idea, in fact, it's been done by quite a few companies in the past, most memorably for me by Clarins, who … [Read more...]

Hand Washing and Hand Cream

One thing we have all been doing a LOT of since the Coronavirus pandemic arrived is washing our hands. AND WE MUST KEEP DOING IT. Constantly. Washing our hands is one of the most important things to do in the current Coronavirus climate. However, all that handwashing is going to take its toll on our skin. And if you are using alcohol-based sanitiser, it's going to be even worse. It's importsnt then to have a good hand cream to apply after each … [Read more...]

Beauty Sleep with It Cosmetics

The clocks spring forward this Saturday, meaning we all lose an hour's beauty sleep. But if you get yourself a tub of It Cosmetics brand new night cream, no-one will ever tell! It's called Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream, and I've been trialling this cream this week, and I have to admit that the texture did throw me at first. It has a sort of bouncy texture, almost jelly-like, but not a gel. It's also a sort of pale lilac, parma … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day 5pm Treats

It's Mother's Day on Sunday, and it might be a little different from other years with the current coronavirus pandemic. As my mum is over 70, I really shouldn't spend much time with her this weekend, or take her out, as planned, for Afternoon Tea. If you find yourself in the same position, it might be an idea to buy mum a voucher for a real treat she can take later in the year when things are, hopefully, back to normal. There are loads of deals … [Read more...]

Beauty Kitchen Launch Subscribe & Save Service

Scottish brand Beauty Kitchen is making sustainable beauty even more attainable with its brand new subscription service - Subscribe & Save. Beauty Kitchen aims to save 100 plastic bottles a year per household from ending up in landfill with this new initiative. It's available exclusively from the Beauty Kitchen website, and as well as buying into sustainable beauty, you will also save up to 58% off your favourite natural, organic, vegan … [Read more...]

Fragrance for Mum

It's National Fragrance Week here in the UK - and this Sunday is Mother's Day. So, combine the two and buy mum a new perfume. Here are a few suggestions, according to your mum's personality!   THE ECO-WARRIOR Kierin NYC Sunday Brunch, £65, 50ml, asos.com and theperfumeshop.com If your mum is on a mission to embrace cruelty-free, vegan and clean products, then check out Kierin NYC Fragrances, and in particular the brilliantly named … [Read more...]

5pm Beauty Fixes for Friday 13th

If you are feeling a little down on your luck beauty-wise this Friday 13th don't despair! 5pm Spa and Beauty has something for every beauty woe - from lacklustre skin to lank hair, to nails that have been gnawed. And the best bit is they're all at brilliant prices, as ever. We've highlighted a few of them here, for five particular beauty woes, but whatever you are looking for, go take a look!   LACKLUSTRE SKIN If your skin is feeling a … [Read more...]

Wash Your Hands Well with Jo Loves and Floris

Are you washing your hands properly, and often? In the face of the Coronavirus outbreak, we've all been told to wash our hands more. We should be washing them regularly anyway, and always with soap and water. You might want to carry a hand sanitizer when you are out and about, but only one with alcohol content will be effective against a virus - and good luck finding them. I was sent this Scottish-themed hand sanitizer from Mad Beauty a few … [Read more...]