MAC Cosmetics tops the Instagram beauty brands

If you're on Instagram, you probably follow at least one beauty brand. And if you're on Instagram you are one of one BILLION active users worldwide (as of June 2018). So it's no wonder brands love this platform,and recognise its  potential to engage existing and new users to like, share and feel encouraged to buy a product or service. But who reigns supreme on Insta? And which beauty brands are the ones to follow? According to a recent survey … [Read more...]

National Spa Week – Treat yourself to a 5pm Spa Day

It's National Spa Week this week, did you know? Well, now you do, so treat yourself to a day at the spa! 5pm Spa and Beauty has lots of lovely spas offering brilliant deals on the site, so have a good look. Here are five of our luxury spas - click through to discover the deals that are on offer at each spa at the moment. The DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa and Golf Resort is set in scenic grounds with views towards the Campsies. … [Read more...]

We all love a cleanser, according to new stats

It seems that our love affair with skincare shows no signs of ending, with British women spending £1.15bn on facial skincare in 2017, with sales set to increase by three per cent to reach £1.18bn this year, according to Mintel research. Over the next five years alone, Mintel expects the category to rise by a stunning 15% to reach £1.36bn in 2023. And the biggest sales of all? Cleansers. It seems we just love to cleanse. Face wash is the UK's … [Read more...]

Moody Blues – Gorgeous Blue Shades

It's been a wee bit wet this last week, but let's not dwell on that - it's August, and somewhere the sun is high in the sky and someone is diving into the glorious deep blue sea! August makes me think of hot summer holidays, and in turn that got me thinking about blue skies and seas - and my favourite eyeshadow colour ever - BLUE! I also love a blue nail, I've tried a blue lip, and at some point I had blue in my hair. So, I've rounded up some … [Read more...]

SMASHBOX LIMITED EDITION PHOTO FINISH SCENTED PRIMER WATERS

There are some beauty products you need -  mascara, lipstick, blush, maybe a bit of concealer. And some you don't. You probably don't need the new Smashbox Limited Edition Photo Finish Scented Primer Waters in your beauty regime, but you might want them. These new 3-in-1 face primer and setting sprays hydrate, prep and refresh skin. Each of them was co-created with YouTuber Nicol Concilio, and I had no idea who she was. I have now watched a few … [Read more...]

Jo Malone White Lilac & Rhubarb Charity Candle

It's that time of the year again, Jo Malone fans - a new charity candle is about to be launched. This year the candle is White Lilac & Rhubarb. The tart and vibrant rhubarb cuts through the delicate florals of soft lilac, sensual rose, and sun-loving heliotrope. It's meant to evoke that lovely scent of a summer garden in early bloom. I was out walking in the countryside yesterday and the floral smells were amazing. If you can, take more … [Read more...]

Get Insta-ready with Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Filter Collection

Hands up who doesn't love a filter on a photo pre Insta-posting? I don't believe you! We all do it, well, I know I do! But maybe we'd need less filtering if we were using products from Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Filter Collection? She's not daft that Charlotte, tapping right in to the zeitgeist with a couple of new products that will make you insta-ready before you decide whether Clarendon or Lark shows you off in a better light! Pretty Youth … [Read more...]

Catwalk inspired beauty deals

Beauty trends come from the catwalk, and last September, fashion week makeup artists and hair stylists created all the beauty  - and hair  - trends you'll be wanting to wear now for the SS18 shows. So, if you want to get ahead of the crowd, here are a few of our favourite - and where to book in for offers to maybe recreate your favourite look. Forget wings and flicks, the latest eyeliner trend is bigger, thicker, and a bit more rounded - like … [Read more...]

Easter Beauty!

It's Easter this weekend, and if a chocolate egg doesn't do it for you - or you want to gift someone something a little different -  then check out these Easter beauty-themed eggs. L'OCCITANE EASTER EGGS These are SO cute. An adorable alternative to a chocolate egg for the beauty fan. The egg comes in Almond or Cherry Blossom. The egg shaped tin is really sweet, and reusable. The Almond Egg contains  Almond Shower Oil (75ml) Almond Hand … [Read more...]

New masks from GLAMGLOW

GLAMGLOW is a fun beauty brand. That's not to say the products don't work, of course, but fun is a big part of this brand - and they are brilliantly instagram friendly. I've had the pleasure of trying two of their latest releases this last week - the #GLITTERMASK which is essentially the GravityMud Firming Treatment mask, just with loads of glitter. And why not? The glitter particles are suspended in the gel formula, and they won't clog pores. … [Read more...]