Coral Crush on the Pantone Colour of 2019

Every year Pantone announce a 'Color of the Year'. For 2019, it's Living Coral. A colour with an eco-message too - the living coral around the world is sadly diminishing, so it's a reminder to us whenever we see it to be more eco-aware. The colour itself is a gorgeous coral shade with golden undertones. It's kinda peachy, and quite difficult to pin down. It's super-spring like, and as we head into spring, I've been having a look at some Living … [Read more...]

Vegan beauty in Veganuary

Veganuary! It's everywhere - even here! Yes, there are loads of vegan beauty products out there. Probably loads more than you'd even think - but why would beauty products have loads of animal product in them?! Anyway, I've been bombared with Veganuary press releases since, ooh, way back in October, maybe. So, I've picked a few vegan beauty products to share with you here. Nourish London's KALE 3D Cleanse (£25, nourishlondon.com) deeply … [Read more...]

Black Friday Beauty Offers

It's Black Friday this week - and there are all sorts of deals out there, on all sorts of products,from all sorts of brands. It's a bit overwhelming, and who knows if it's really worth it? Or are you just buying because you get caught up in the hype? I've had loads of info sent to me for beauty offers for this coming weekend, so here are a few that I think are pretty decent: Elemis is a lovely brand, and it's not the cheapest, so when you are … [Read more...]

Korean Beauty Brand J.One launches in Boots

I've been all about the K-beauty of late, as more and more brands launch into the UK. Boots now stock Sephora's best-seller J.One. The J.One Jelly Pack sells four units EVERY MINUTE in South Korea. This hero product is joined in Boots by the J.One Black Jelly Pack, and the J.One Jelly Cream. The J.One Jelly Pack White comes in 30ml (£20) and 50ml (£32). It's a jelly that liquefies to deliver extreme hydration when applied to all skin … [Read more...]

Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar available now!

It might still be September, but we're off and running with this year's crop of beauty advent calendars. Elemis launched theirs  - 25 Days of Beauty - yesterday, and it's available whilst stocks last - but be quick. Last year this one sold out in FIVE DAYS!! It's £150, but the contents are worth £345 so it's a real treat for any Elemis fans. It's sold exclusively online, and has 25 drawers filled with Elemis goodies, from award-winning products, … [Read more...]

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...]