Alcoholic Jellies – and some LOVEly 5pm deals for Valentine’s Day

I love gummy bears - but now I love alcoholic gummies even more - thanks to Smith & Sinclair, who sent me a fab box of them to try. Called The Party Selection, there's Elderflower Spritz, Passion Fruit Mojito, Pineapple Bellini and Mandarin (Aperol-style) spritz. They're all made with premium spirits, fresh fruit, herbs and syrups, mixed and coated with garnish infused sugars, and each holds a subtle kick at just 7% - about half a shot of … [Read more...]

January Beauty Blues for Skin, Hair and Face

The January Blues might already be upon you - but I say try to fight them with a little bit of the January BEAUTY blues. I've rounded up a whole load of beautiful blue beauty products so if you are feeling down, have a good pour over these instead, and pop them on your payday list if you want properly cheered up! This post covers skincare, haircare, and all the blue makeup you will ever need! Let's start right there with this makeup … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Ten Lush Gift Sets

Ten Lush Gift Sets! Christmas is a WHOLE LOT OF FUN at Lush, agreed? The eco-brand just does festive fun so well. There are so many gift sets, from small to HUGE, and everything in between. Here is my top ten of the Lush Christmas gift sets on offer this festive season.   Ho, Ho, Ho! (£19.50) This is a great gift pack, filled with three cute-as products, with calming lavender, uplifting Brazilian orange and bright neroli oils. In this … [Read more...]

Intimate Styling with Feathrs and 5pm Spa and Beauty

Let's get intimate! It might be winter, but that's no excuse for letting it all go down there, is it?! There are plenty of offers on 5pm Spa and Beauty for waxing, and keeping everything in good order. You might also want to investigate intimate care product range Feathrs - with the brilliant tagline 'Prune Your Plume'!  Available at Superdrug, this 100% vegan range is a unique, four-step skincare regime, created for intimate styling to help … [Read more...]

Body Exfoliation for Winter with 5pm

I tend to become obsessed with exfoliating in the autumn and winter months. It's like I just want my poor, tired skin - on my body and face - to glow, and indulging in a bit of exfoliating always helps! LUSH recently gifted me two products for my body - one of them an old favourite, the other a new-to-me style of exfoliator, in the form of a semi-spherical solid scrub. The Easy Peeler (£5) is a naked product - and one that I would say is … [Read more...]

Autumnal Body Beauty + 5pm Deals

It's time to hunker down, get cosy and pamper yourself. You can do that in a spa - plenty of deal on 5pm Spa and Beauty - or you can do it at home, with some lovely autumnal body products. I love the new The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin range, which includes this fab Body Butter (£15) which is infused with Madagascan vanilla and the aroma of roasted pumpkins but be quick, it's selling fast! The Body Shop's Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil (£18) is … [Read more...]

Summer Suncare

If you are off on holiday soon, then don’t forget your sunscreen! It’s one of the most important things you can pack, so make room in your luggage for at least a couple of bottles of suncare to suit you. I've popped another post on here looking at new, innovative, specific sunscreens, and one that covers facial sunscreens,  this one covers mists and oils, and body creams and lotions. MISTS AND OILS Let's start with my favourite, mists and … [Read more...]


It's the end of another month, that means another payday and time to treat yourself. You can always find a Big Deal at 5pm Spa and Beauty to suit - agreed? When it comes to pampering, it's all there, from pre-holiday waxing to a quick gel manicure, or a full body massage to whisk you away in your head, if you aren't actually going anywhere physical just yet. Let's start with this Big Deal Waxing Package at 200 SVS in Glasgow. This Big Deal is … [Read more...]