High Summer Spa Deals

How good has this summer been? It's been so warm, it's hard to imagine summers that weren't like this! But summer can't last forever, so why not treat yourself to a  big beauty deal that you can enjoy when it's maybe not quite as sunny as it is now - if that ever happens! Have you ever tried a smoothing hair treatment? Now might be just the time top do it - get those locks back in shape after summer. This deal at Susan McGorm Hair Boutique in … [Read more...]

Clinique launch Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

There are a lot of gels and jelly formulas appearing at the moment, none as big a launch as this new Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. Dramatically different from the original Dramatically Different Lotion indeed - in that it's a jelly. And not yellow! So, why? That was my first question.  I'm not sure. Perhaps to add a new dimension to the three-step for younger customers? It's an oil-free water jelly, for all skin types. It's BIG on … [Read more...]

Clarins launch new matte Joli Rouge Velvet

Matte lipsticks. There's no letting up to this trend. Now Clarins has launched a matte version of Joli Rouge to add to your choices. Joli Rouge Velvet is a reinterpretation of the brand's iconic Joli Rouge, in a new matte version. The idea here is that it gives a matte finish, but still retains all the nourishment and hydration the other formulas give. It's enriched with organic marsh samphire and organic apricot oil. So, you get the matte … [Read more...]

Bare Minerals NEW Complexion Rescue Defense

This is a  big launch for bareMinerals - a moisturiser  that protects against the modern phenomenon of 'Blue Light Damage' - the Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Tint Protective Moisturizer. What is Blue Light Damage? Well, research says it occurs hanks to our obsession with #selfies and social media. According to the research that bareMinerals has used, this blue light could be more harmful than UV rays. It suggests that blue light may … [Read more...]

Summer Hair

I don't know about you, but the summer is a great time to play about with your hair. I've just had my hair dyed bright orange - why not? (I've popped my insta pic at the bottom of the post). Of course, summer is also a difficult time for our hair. If it's coloured it will fade, we might have to wash it more often thanks to the heat (who knew that would become a thing in Scotland?! But don't knock it!), it can dry out, and let's not even think … [Read more...]

IT Cosmetics launches into Glasgow Boots

American brand IT Cosmetics landed in the UK last year, and this week their first Scottish counter opened at Boots in the Glasgow's Fort shopping mall. This Saturday, from 11am to 4pm, you can go along to the counter, meet UK Ambassador Rose Gallagher, and join in the fun - there will be free makeovers, drinks, free samples, and a free makeup bag with any two products bought. The brand was co-founded by  former news anchor, Jamie Kern Lima. … [Read more...]

ELEMIS Rose Pro-Collagen Balm for Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Awareness month in the beauty world is generally October, and started by Estee Lauder, but ELEMIS has launched its BCC product this month - Limited Edition Pro-Collagen ROSE Cleansing Balm. ELEMIS is proud to support Breast Cancer Care for the 18th year running, with this product, and with a donation of £25,000. With a new rose scent, English Rose, Rose Damascena and Rosehip Seed Oil are incorporated into the classic formula to … [Read more...]

Terry Barber x MAC Eye Palette

MAC fans, this is a beauty! BUT... it's only available at Selfridges. So, get you to a shop, or go online - it's Limited Edition, but still available. Oh yeah, it's an Eye Palette. And a gorgeous one at that. It's called the Eye See x 15 Eye Palette, and has been created by Terry Barber, MAC Director of Makeup Artistry. He's put 25 years worth of experience into this, and it's gorgeous. It has 15 fantastic shades in it, all specifically … [Read more...]

Keep On Tanning!

What a summer we've had this year so far - how long can it last? A little bit of rain is forecast as temperatures drop slightly in the next week or so (so the weather folks tell me!), so if you want to keep that tan you've achieved, maybe time to top it up with a little bit of fake. It's incredible to have a natural tan in Scotland, agreed? But if you need a bit more of a tan, then there are plenty of offers on 5pm Spa and Beauty. I'm also … [Read more...]

Sporty Beauty

I'm not really very sporty. I like to watch sport, but taking part? Not really me. However, I have undertaken a charity thing this summer which means I have to run. A lot. (You can find out more about that here if you want) Now, being a beauty writer, editor, and, above all, fan, I am not one for just getting up and heading out without my lipstick in when I hit the pavements. Oh no. I like my lipstick on. Sometimes a lip balm underneath to keep … [Read more...]