Apothem new CBD brand launches in Harvey Nichols

I was very fortunate to be invited to a gorgeous breakfast at Harvey Nichols a couple of weeks ago week to learn all about the latest CBD brand on the block - Apothem. This is a high-end CBD brand - the clue is in the stockist, right? I have to confess that the CBD beauty revolution has sort of passed me by - I'm aware ofg it, but I haven't overly researched it, or used it.  The non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant (this won't change … [Read more...]

FabFitFun – USA’s favourite Beauty Box is here!

There's a new Beauty Subscription Box on the block - all the way from the USA. Welcome, FabFitFun. FabFitFun is actually a lifestyle membership for women, and started life in 2010 as a media company, with multi-platforms. The flagship product is the subscription box which arrived in 2013. The brand's mission is to inspire women to lead happier, healthier lives through product and brand discovery. The box is more than just a beauty box to … [Read more...]

Crabtree & Evelyn Announce New Brand Identity

Crabtree & Evelyn has announced a new brand identity, more in keeping with the ethos of its founder, wanderlust and nature enthusiast, Cyrus Harvey - and one that is aimed at bringing it right into the 21st Century! The brand is obviously looking to move away from an old lady gift set image,  to one that resonates with the younger generations. Let's be honest, no-one ever has really thought Crabtree & Evelyn is cool, have they?!  It's … [Read more...]

On-Trend Beauty with 5pm Deals

There is always a new trend in the beauty world. From treatments, to products, to hair colours, and nail techniques, it's hard to keep up with the latest must-have looks and beauty styles. In terms of ingredients, the latest to hit the top of the on-trend list is Cica, or Tiger Grass, or Centella Asiatica. Grown on the island of Madagascar, it's a medicinal herb, and is called Tiger Grass because Tigers apparently love to roll in it to heal … [Read more...]

Benefit Add New Brow Product Shades

Benefit is all about extending the shade range this year - first it was Hoola, now it's their best-selling brow products. Benefit is the biggest brow brand in the land - if you don't have Bene-brows, do you even have brows?! The Brow Bars are massively popular - and good. And if you want a brow product, then Benefit is the go-to brand.The range is huge, with an amazing 12+ products,and all sort of brow kits. And now they have added FOUR  … [Read more...]

Sunny Summer Beauty

Are you in a summer state of mind? I can't help drifting constantly to the beach in my mind, which is a nightmare, as I won't be heading there until at least August! This time of year is when we all start craving our sunny summer holidays, and who isn't keeping everything crossed that we get the summer weather we had last year? So, to keep things sunny, here are six sunny beauty buys that will at least have you feeling the summer vibes, even if … [Read more...]

Unicorn Beauty

It's National Unicorn Day. Yes, that is a thing. The unicorn is Scotland's national animal, so why should we not celebrate this lovely, mythical, omnipresent, beast? Unicorns are EVERYWHERE! You can pretty much get anything unicorn-shaped, themed, or printed in 2019, but let's concentrate on some unicorn beauty bits that you might want to get your hands on. 1. MAGICAL UNICORN NAIL STICKERS, £2.95, REXLONDON.COM - for kids, really, but who … [Read more...]

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...]