Tisserand Ascot Collection

I kept turning the TV on this week and seeing posh people talking about horses, all dressed up in their finery. I also saw Mark Heyes on Lorraine, pitched up at Ascot all week, telling the nation what to wear, and what not to wear to get in to various enclosures. Which is all very nice, if you were going, or if you like that kind of thing. I'm more of  World Cup kinda gal, but when this Tisserand collection landed in my inbox, I thought I'd … [Read more...]

Get Insta-ready with Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Filter Collection

Hands up who doesn't love a filter on a photo pre Insta-posting? I don't believe you! We all do it, well, I know I do! But maybe we'd need less filtering if we were using products from Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Filter Collection? She's not daft that Charlotte, tapping right in to the zeitgeist with a couple of new products that will make you insta-ready before you decide whether Clarendon or Lark shows you off in a better light! Pretty Youth … [Read more...]

Lip Stains and Lip Balms for summer from Clarins and Buxom

I've been trying out two new lip products recently - a stain and a balm, from Clarins and Buxom, respectively. Clarins launched its new Water Lip Stain in May, and Buxom launches its new Power Plump Lip Balm next month. The Clarins Water Lip Stain (£19) is an interesting one. There are a few things I love about it, and some things I'm not so keen on. It's a perfect summer product. It gives you great colour coverage, but in a more summer-friendly … [Read more...]

Brows, brows, brows!

Frida Kahlo is as famous for her monobrow as her art. Her art was mostly of herself, right enough, so that famous brow featured a lot. She created it with a little help from a Revlon brow pencil - you can see it, and a whole collection of her belongings, including makeup and clothes, at the current V&A Exhibition - Frida: Making Herself Up - in London. One week to go until Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up opens! Tickets for the … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Grooming

Dad a fan of grooming? Well, even if he isn't, why not surprise him with a grooming gift this Father's Day? And we don't mean a bar of Imperial Leather or a bottle of Old Spice, either! 5pm Spa & Beauty has loads of offers that dad might like - from simple manicures to surgery-free facelifts! Better than a box of chocolates, right?! At the Beauty Boutique & Day Spa in Glasgow's Bath Street there are lots of men's treatments on … [Read more...]

Clarins Sunkissed Summer 2018 Collection

Ooh, super cute Clarins! Clarins has gone all tropical with its Summer 2018 collection - well, kind of. Okay, there's a flamingo or two on the compact, but, it's pretty, and that's enough to get excited about, right? Said flamingoes are on the Limited Edition Bronzing & Blush Compact (£31) which is a summer favourite every year. The maxi size compact has flamingoes and palms on it this year, and the powders -which also have a flamingo and … [Read more...]

Benefit say Hello Happy with new foundation

The first thing I thought when I saw the new Benefit Hello Happy foundation was how non-Benefit it looked! The shape of the bottle reminds me of Clinique's packaging on some of their bases, although it's a little less rounded. And obviously there isn't a cute happy face on the Clinique bottles! The new base is a Soft Blur Foundation, with light to medium coverage and an SPF15 PA+++. The idea, Benefit say, is that it looks like skin and … [Read more...]

Lancer Skincare Like Kim K

Kim Kardashian. She's not on my list of role models, but heck, she's pretty popular, right? And anything she does is popular. So, if you are a big fan of KKW, then you will probably already know that Lancer skincare which she swears by has recently launcehd in to Edinburgh's Harvey Nichols. Created by LA dermatologist Dr Lancer, or Harold, as we're sure KKW calls him, the skincare regimen  - called Lancer The Method - was originally formulated … [Read more...]

Classic Beauty Salon Treatments

Inspired by Bobbi Brow's #CantLiveWithout campaign, highlighting classic Bobbi products - we wrote about this on the blog this week - I decided to pick a few classic beauty salon treatments available on 5pm Spa & Beauty. We're all creatures of habit, and we all love to indulge ourselves with our favourite beauty salon treatments, from eyebrows, and lashes to Shellac nails, and massages. Here's a few of our faves on offer on 5pm at the … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Classics You #CantLiveWithout

Bobbi Brown has cleverly curated 10 of its best-selling products that you just #cantlivewithout, and rolled out this campaign across the country. I am a massive fan of Bobbi Brown. I was shocked when Bobbi left the company recently, but it's good to see them championing products she created, as she will always be the heart of this brand. Hopefully! The 10 products are: 1. SKIN LONG-WEAR WEIGHTLESS FOUNDATION SPF15 (£31) This full coverage … [Read more...]