5 Reasons to visit Absolut’s new beauty room

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Very popular with 5pmers, Absolut Salon has just opened up a new beauty room and 5pm went along to take a look and get a couple of treatments. Here are five reasons why we think you should check it out too. 1. Therapist The therapist Lindsey is very personable and makes you feel at ease and comfortable during your treatments. She's very friendly and easy to talk to and keeps you informed of what she's doing in your treatment as well as giving … [Read more...]

Nail colours to suit your skintone #manisweek

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As part of #manisweek, Jennnifer in 5pm’s Customer Care team visited Beauty Boutique and Day Spa on Glasgow’s Bath Street for a 21 day gel manicure.Like Ruth when she got a manicure at PURE Spa Silverburn, Jennifer told them to do whatever they wanted, she gave her therapist Laura total control over colour choice.Laura opted for a beautiful bluey green shade because it’s a colour that matched Jennifer’s skin tone really well. The salon uses … [Read more...]

Go grey! 3 reasons to try grey nail polish #manisweek

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Grey. Yes it’s grey outside more often than not but have you ever tried it on your nails? Nope me neither, never even considered it.Not until Shannon at PURE Spa Silverburn picked it for a manicure I had this week.Given complete freedom as to what colour to choose for my nails, she went for Graycious – a deep gun metal grey. I thought to myself, out of all the colours, grey?!She said very few people pick Graycious from the Leighton Denny … [Read more...]

5 steps to a party makeover at Macs Glasgow

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Glitter, sparkle and fake eyelashes… party season is about to hit full pelt and Macs Glasgow invited me to get a party makeover and gave me top tips on how to create the perfect party look for this season.1. Book up earlyEveryone wants to look glam for Christmas party time and whether you’re looking to book a party package, a manicure or get your hair done, step one has to be book up early!2. Prepare your skinGlowing skin will make you … [Read more...]

John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume Range

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Volume - the hair quest of many women including me, and John Frieda's Luxurious Volume range, in its teal coloured packaging definitely stands out from the rest.Shampoo & ConditionerThe shampoo and conditioner leave your hair smelling lightly perfumed, a lovely, fresh smell that lasts throughout the day and once dried, do not add any heaviness or greasiness to the hair - great if you've got thin hair that gets weighed down by some … [Read more...]

Glowing Skin

Mid-facial. Argh, it's the creature from the deep!!!

Glow Skin Centre & Tanning Salon is a popular venue on 5pm Health & Beauty so when they invited me to give their facial a try, it was a great chance to see why our customers love it and keep going back.Prescriptive Dermalogica Facial I was going to be treated to their fab 5pm offer - a Prescriptive Dermalogica facial with £30 of Dermalogica products, normally costing £60 but we've got it on 5pm for £30, so you're basically getting a … [Read more...]

Spring Fever!

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We’ve got Spring fever at 5pm Health & Beauty and for the next 6 weeks we’re going to be giving you all the Spring beauty offers and tips you need!This week, we’re focusing on tanning and moisturizing - treatments we know you 5pmers are very keen on! There’s nothing like glowing skin to make you look healthier this season.Plus, to launch 5pm Spring Fever we’ve got a fantastic competition; you could win a spa day for 2 at the luxury Mar … [Read more...]

Guest post from SK:N Clinics: Hair Removal Techniques for Women

SK:N Clinics, who you might have know from '10 Years Younger' or 'Embarrassing Bodies', has given 5pm Health & Beauty their top tips for ladies looking at different hair removal techniques. Read below for their expert tips and advice – what suits you best?Hair removal methods for men are not that different than to those of women. However, women do tend to have skin which is more sensitive to different treatments although both sexes can … [Read more...]

John Frieda’s new full REPAIR range

John Frieda has launched some great new products for overworked hair – the full REPAIR range.The Inca Inchi in the products makes them smell beautiful and leaves your hair smelling wonderful all day. Inca Inchi is a lightweight micro-oil that repairs the look and feel of overworked hair. It also helps prevent breaking or snagging - perfect if you go overboard with the straighteners!From heat activated styling spray to perfect ends deep … [Read more...]

R UV UGLY Campaign Tours Scotland with Skin Scanner

A SKIN scanner which aims to show young shoppers the damaging and ageing effects of sunbed use is set to tour Scotland as part of a new campaign.The machine is part of a campaign called ‘R UV UGLY?’ which is being launched by Cancer Research UK in partnership with the Scottish Government.It will take a high tech UV skin scanner to shopping centres across Scotland to show sunbed users the hidden damage that may be lurking underneath their … [Read more...]