Let It Glow!

LET IT GLOW! It's the festive season, so definitely time to crack out the highlighter with the bubbly, and get a glow to rival any angel's halo! Highlighting is BIG beauty news - and it's all about the glow, with an added little bit of sparkle, at this time of year. So, we've had a look at some of the best highlighters out there, in all formulas, and picked six of the best. 1. No7 Skin Illuminator, £12.50, Boots  This comes in Nude or Bronze, … [Read more...]

Bag it Up!

Is there any more fun than rummaging in a pal's cosmetic bag? Just don't stick your fingers in their products. This happened to me on a train journey once with a beauty blogger I had just met. Outrageous! Now, if, like me, you like doing your makeup on the move, then you're not going to want to take out some grubby old bag in public are you? So treat yourself to a new one - the more fun the better. Gorgeous leather animal motifs, bright and … [Read more...]

Christmas with 5pm Spa & Beauty

If you are still stuck for Christmas gift ideas for friends and family, then we are here to help! There are LOADS of gift ideas on 5pm and 5pm Spa & Beauty. We've picked just five of the Spa & Beauty gifts on offer to give you some ideas of the range of gifts available. You must surely be able to find something in there for even the trickiest of customers! Let's start with a Luxury Pedicure at Mademoiselles  in Bearsden. This gift is … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for Her

Got someone female to buy a gift for? Of course you have. So here are a few suggestions, for all beauty fans, from skincare to makeup, big and small. A beauty gift is a gorgeous, pampering thing to receive, big or small. We hope your gift recipients like some of our suggestions.   BENEFIT MAGICAL BROW STARS, £49.50 Benefit is THE brow brand, so if you are going to get a brow lover a gift this Christmas, then look no further than this … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for Him

Christmas shopping still to do!? Gift for him required? We hope we can be of help! He's hard to buy for? Just get him a grooming gift. All men love it - many of them probably just don't spend any time buying stuff like this for themselves. And if you do have a grooming guru on your hands, impress him with one of our top choices in men's grooming gifts.   ANYA HINDMARCH SMELLS PENCIL SHAVINGS DIFFUSER, £99 Is this not the most … [Read more...]

Beauty Stocking Fillers

Christmas is coming, and if you haven't done your shopping yet, then there's still plenty of time. Here's a few stocking fillers to give you some ideas for the beauty fans in your life. The Sign Tribe Remove & Chill Nail Polish Eraser Cream, £14.25, available exclusively from thisisbeautymart.com This is a nail polish removing cream! Perfect for beauty fans who love the newest thing. You just rub it on, leave it, then rub it off and … [Read more...]

Party Season Makeup Deals

It's party season! Don't try and deny it - it's December tomorrow, and if you've not already been to at least one festive event, you need to re-evaluate your social life! With party season, comes party makeup. Glitter, sparkle, more is more, etc, etc. And when you've done your makeup, you want it to last, right? Don't be spraying hairspray on your face either, when there's things like Misslyn's Stay With me! Matte Fixing Spray on the market.  … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent Calendars

I wrote a piece for the Daily Record last month on Beauty Advent Calendars. It was hard to choose just 12, as there are LOADS out there. I've now picked my favourite FIVE from those to share with you here. You can see the full article from the Daily Record at my own website - here.   These really are ridiculous - but they're a lovely treat to yourself pre-Christmas, and if you have the money, then why not? They're not all hugely … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London Christmas 2018

It's not even December, but a lot of this lovely festive Bring on the Baubles range from Jo Malone London is already sold out online, so you might need to head to stores if you really want something. I'm not going to lie - it's not my favourite Jo Malone London collection. I was a little underwhelmed. They have a year to come up with something, and this is it? Hmmm. But it is a bright, sparkly, festive range this year - and the hashtag is … [Read more...]

Clinique Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters

Clinique has this habit of launching new products with impossibly long names. Here's another one that has recently hit counters - Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters with Pure Vitamin C 10% and Vitamin A (Retinol). See -  long name. Basically this is Clinique's take on hot beauty ingredients Vitamins C and A. Here's more from Clinique's Dermatologist on both ingredients, if you aren't that familiar with them. Topical … [Read more...]