Lunar New Year Reflexology and Jo Malone collection

It's the Lunar/Chinese New Year next Saturday (January 25), which got me thinking about the reflexology I had last week. It was the first time I had had this treatment in years, and it was fantastic. Loved every minute of it, and it pretty much cured the remains of my cold virus, and I haven't coughed since! Reflexology  - the alternative therapy that uses pressure points on the feet to have an effect on other areas of the body  - has its roots … [Read more...]

Hand Care with Alteya and 5pm

We're all about the body in January, right? Gym memberships renewed, trainers on for running, and diets started. But how about focusing on something else? Maybe your hands? I was gifted some absolutely gorgeous new organic liquid hand soaps before Christmas, and I don't think I've ever washed my hands as much! Alteya Organics Liquid Soaps are certified organic, made with botanical extracts and pure essential oils. You can use them on face and … [Read more...]

New Year Treats with 5pm

It's a new year - start 2020 as you meant to go on, by treating yourself. It's also the start of a new decade, so nothing better than a rejuvenating spa break, to recharge those batteries after the Christmas break before you tackle what's ahead. There are loads of brilliant Big Deals at 5pm Spa and Beauty. Let's have a look at five of the best for 2020. First up is a Two Treatment Spa Day with Lunch at the Marine Hotel in Troon. This Elemis … [Read more...]

Last Minute Christmas Gifts with 5pm

What's the favourite last-minute gift? Flowers? Hmm. Maybe perfume? Perfume is a massive Christmas seller - here's a post I wrote on the Top Ten fragrances this Christmas. One of my favourites isn't on that list, but I'm thrilled to have been gifted a bottle of it from the lovely people at Philosophy - particularly because I thought it had been discontinued! Baby Grace is a beautiful, beautiful scent. It's mimosa and musk and, to me, smells like … [Read more...]

Nail it this Christmas with 5pm

There's nothing that says 'it's Christmas' more than a fresh set of nails, right?!  Take a look at your nails - are they a wee bit shabby, a bit overlooked, worn-out from the year past? Well, it's time to get them all glammed up for Christmas. There are loads of nail deals on 5pm - from straight-up manicures to acrylics, and gels, to perennially popular Shellac. Choose your poison, and sort out those talons! Here are five of the best … [Read more...]

Party Prep with 5pm

It's party season, and that means party prep. Yes, you could do it yourself, but why not treat yourself to some proper pre-party pampering before your big Christmas night out? There are loads of deals on 5pm for hair, makeup, and more that won't break the bank, and will see you as the undisputed Jingle Bell of the Ball! If your hair needs some help, then take advantage of a Big Bouncy Blow Dry deal at Scott's in Glasgow city centre. You can use … [Read more...]

Festive Relaxation with 5pm

It's that time of year again - when we all try to have a holly jolly Christmas and end up totally stressed! But it doesn't have to be like that! Treat yourself. Practice self-care, and don't have a festive meltdown. Book a relaxing 5pm deal -and even if you take it after the festivities are over, knowing you have a treat to look forward to might just helo you get through! Here are a few deals I've picked out  -  but there are loads more to … [Read more...]

Big Deals on 5pm Spa and Beauty – who needs Black Friday?

It's like Black Friday every day at 5pm Spa and Beauty - there are always plenty of deals to choose from, and loads of BIG Deals all year round. Here are a few that might tickle your fancy this week, for yourself or as gifts. How about a Twilight Spa Session for one or two to warm up a cold winter's night? That's the Big Deal on offer at the AeroSpa at Hilton Doubletree in Edinburgh Airport. It's a gorgeous after-dark experience and includes two … [Read more...]

MAC Holidays …Starring You – and 5pm!

The 'Holiday' collection from MAC is a superstar - Starring You! MAC plays with a classic symbol of the celebratory season, taking the twinkling star in all-new directions – on packaging, in a glittering lineup of products and kits, and in dazzling new looks. And I love it. Festive makeup is so much fun - and if you aren't confident at doing your own, there are loads of makeup artists at 5pm just waiting to do it for you! But first, MAC. Look … [Read more...]

Electro Tartan from Illamasqua

Here's an alternative take on Scotland's favourite fabric pattern - Electro Tartan from Illamasqua. Tartan is a fashion favourite - Vivienne Westwood loves the stuff! This is a clever beauty collection inspired by that trend, blending autumn shades with bright neon colours. I like this collection, in its limited-edition packaging, and the lipsticks are FABULOUS! I was gifted a lot of this collection to have a look at, but I didn't get the … [Read more...]