Keep Young And Beautiful

Elemis and Clarins are two of the big names in beauty to have just launched dedicated lines for teenagers and twentysomethings. It got me thinking - when did you start bothering about your skin? I can't recall ever having a 'skincare routine' until I was well into my 20's, despite studying at beauty school aged 17 (it's no wonder I dropped out after a year!) I remember my mum taking me into town to buy a certain three-step cleanse, tone and … [Read more...]

Waiting to flutter those lashes!

Waiting lists are usually for sought-after clothes, the latest designer handbag, or maybe even the latest Chanel nail varnish shade (crazy but true!). But THE waiting list to be on just now is the one at Boots. Yes, that's Boots the Chemist, and it's for a mascara. Sound ridiculous? Well, apparently not. Australian cosmetic company Model Co have stirred up a frenzy about their Fibre Lash Brush on False Lashes. Dannii Minogue is the celebrity … [Read more...]

Fake Tan Fix

Okay, if you want a fake tan done well, then go to a salon - there are plenty offers here on 5pm.co.uk Health and Beauty to choose from, after all. But, sometimes, we all do it at home, don't we? A few weeks ago, I had a wedding, and decided, as it was spring, to leave the tights in the drawer, and tan my legs. You can guess what happened next. Tan went disastrously wrong - streaks everywhere, an odour of tortilla chips crossed with cooked rice … [Read more...]

Light Up Your Beauty Routine!

I don't know about you, but when I was a teenager I desperately wanted one of those dressing-room mirrors with the lights round them you see movie stars sitting in front of, or actors peering into, trying to remember their lines before going on stage. So, its no surprise that I am in love with the NEW CID iBlush (£24) which actually has lights on the compact - this gorgeous blusher/highlighter duo is the latest addition to the 'light-up' range … [Read more...]

Chanel Beauty Boutique opens in Glasgow

There's something a bit decadent about Chanel cosmetics, don't you think? I always feel great when I slick on a lipstick with the famous interlinked C's on the packaging, or use some of their excellent Precision skincare. And who doesn't love a skoosh of No.5? If it was good enough for Marilyn Monroe... So, how excited was I to hear about the brand new, all-singing, all-dancing Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Boutique just opened in Glasgow's … [Read more...]

Lady goes Gaga for Thierry Mugler…

Despite stating that when her own scent is created it will contain some of her blood and, well, some other body fluids, it seems that Lady Gaga's current perfume choice isn't quite as controversial. Last Friday on the Graham Norton show, Gaga announced that Womanity by Thierry Mugler was her signature scent, and presented fellow talk show guest, the gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow, with a bottle. The Mugler scent  - he's behind the phenomenally … [Read more...]