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...]

Shower Time!

The washed-out June we have had has made me think I'm constantly in a shower! So, I decided to have a look at some of the best shower products out there and share them with you here! I'm not averse to a bit of rain, but I prefer to get caught in my own shower, in my bathroom, of a morning, than in some of the torrential downpours we've been having this 'summer'! I love a bar of soap - Nesti Dante Tomato Soap is my absolute favourite, but I've … [Read more...]

Body Beauty with 5pm Deals and Liz Earle

The Liz Earle Beauty Co. launched a new Skin Replenishing Body Balm  last month, packed with goodies like shea butter, rice brand oil and black seed extract. Body beauty is often negelected, as opposed to facial beauty which we do religously every day. But summer is here (well, sort of!) and holidays are beckoning, so it is time to look after your body, pamper it a bit, get rid of the cracked skin, and maybe een indulge in a … [Read more...]

Shower Shaking with L’Occitane

April may be over, but showers are still happening! Just the hot kind, that wake you up in the morning, and hopefully not the miserable kind that ruin your hair on a night out! I can't function without standing under the shower, and I love anything that smells great to wake me up. But, because of my palmoplantar psoriasis, I have to be careful what I use. I have settled in the last few years on a bar of soap  - Tomato Soap - by Nesti Dante. I … [Read more...]

NEW suncare from Clarins

 Last weekend's heatwave was wonderful, and it put me right in the holiday mood! Luckily I had some of the new Clarins suncare to use when I was out in the sun. The new range is packaged beautifully, there is LOADS to choose from and all sorts of amazing formula. The all new Clarins High Performance Sun Care range, has 10 new protective formulas with only high level SPF 30 and SPF 50+ protection for face and body, and two new After … [Read more...]

NEW Neom Body Butters

I'm addicted to NEOM's Scent to Sleep Cleansing Balm. It cleanses beautifully, it relaxes me before bed, and I don't feel the need to even use a night cream when I cleanse with it. So, I am hoping the brand's new Magnesium Body Butter is just as good!  Body moisturising is still an issue, so I am trying to incorporate it into my bedtime routine - applying it pretty much in bed, so as to at least give my poor skin moisture once a day! The … [Read more...]

NEW Olverum The Body Oil

Was it last year I shared Olverum Bath Oil with you? It's lovely stuff, a high-end brand, with gorgeous packaging, and I just don't have a bathroom that befits it. But after major renovations over the last three months, the bathroom in our flat will just have to stay as it is for a wee while longer. But that doesn't mean I can't use the lovely stuff to brighten up the shabby showerroom, does it?! Olverum the brand hasn't launched a new … [Read more...]

Winter Body Care

If I have one beauty resolution for the New Year it's to take more care over my body care. I am fastidious with my application of facial skincare, and completely random and hit or miss with my body care. And in the winter, you can't be like that. Dropping temperatures and rising heating temperatures make our skin prone to drying out. So, time to get yourself a good body care product - and I am telling myself this too. One of my all-time … [Read more...]

Stress Busting 5pm Spas Deals

This is a stressful time of year - there's no denying it. But - there IS getting away from it, trust us! You need to promise yourself some precious time out, me-time, mindfulness, whatever you want to call it, and then check 5pm Spa and Beauty for some of the brilliant deals. Everyone needs an indulgent break sometimes, but you don't need to spend a fortune to have one. If you can spare the time, then take yourself off for a Revive Spa … [Read more...]