Fight The Frizz – Treat Your Hair with 5PM

I was recently sent four IGK products to beat my particular type of Frizz - Frizz at the Ends. According to IGK there are four types of frizz, and they have all the products you will ever need to tame them. Perhaps. But we always find popping into salon for a conditioning treatment and/or a blow dry does the trick. And if it's really bad, maybe it's a keratin trreatment you need? So, let's look at the IGK products, and then some super 5pm … [Read more...]

Cute little beauty bits from REX London

I was kindly gifted some cute little beauty bits from the newly launched range at online store, Rex London - formerly dotcomgiftshop. If you are a lover of all things cutesy, kitsch and kawaii, or you have a tweenie who is, then this new range is perfect for little gifts- and the bunny bits are brilliant to bear in mind for Easter. Being a cat lady, I love Cookie the Cat - the Makeup Bag is fluffy, cute, and spacious. Perfect. It's £9.95, and … [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...]

New Season, New Hair!

We change our wardrobe, and not just because the weather changes - it's always good to buy new clothes, right? We change our makeup, and we should change our skincare, but what about your hair? Stuck in a hair rut? Fancy something new? Maybe even a colour change? There are loads of deals on 5pm Spa and Beauty for hair transformations. How far will you go? How about this gorgeous grey from West End salon Kennedy + Co. Grey hair is still a … [Read more...]

AVEDA’S CHERRY ALMOND COLLECTION & ADVENT CALENDAR

MY husband gave this new AVEDA CHERRY ALMOND COLLECTION  the thumbs up for the smell alone. I, on the other hand, have an aversion to all things marzipan-y, which is what this smells like. If you are a Bakewell fan, you are going to love it! The new collection is 98 per cent naturally derived, silicon-free, and vegan. The two products - Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo and Conditioner, have been formulated to leave your hair soft, shiny, and … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Beauty Buys

It's October again, and in the beauty world that means a plethora of pink products for Brest Cancer Awareness Month. It seems a little low-key this year. Maybe I'm just not getting the right releases. It's not only Estee Lauder Companies that run breast cancer charity initiatives in October, but it was Evelyn H Lauder who launched the campaign in 1992 with the co-creation of the Pink Ribbon, the universal symbol for breast health. The Breast … [Read more...]

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Collection

I get A LOT of products and I like to try to sometimes feature brands that are a bit different, or have a story to tell. SheaMoisture certainly does. It's the legacy of the brand owner's grandmother, Sofi Tucker. Grandma Sofi was widowed at 19, and, to support her family, made and sold her handcrafted shea butter soaps and other creations in Sierra Leone. Sofi became known as a healer who shared the power of shea and African black soap with … [Read more...]

Ibiza Hair Brushes

I was given this HUGE hairbrush the other week. It's from a company called Ibiza Hair, which has been around since the 1950s. Who knew? Not me, so it's always nice to discover a new-to-me company. There are LOADS of brushes. Most of them have these brilliant cork handles, and are made with boar bristle. I was sent this one - the Z5 to try, and it's probably a wee bit big for my length of hair, but it was a joy to use! The Z series … [Read more...]

Get the latest ‘Glass Hair’ trend

So, here's the latest Hollywood hair trend - Glass Hair. Yep, Kim Kardashian has it. So does Jourdan Dunn. So what the heck is it? Er, a shiny bob, I think. It's definitely shiny. Very shiny. And mostly bobbed. It's probably not that attainable for many of us. Look at my latest Instagram image - bottom of the post - that's about as near to 'glass hair' as my over-processed barnet gets, but back in the day I did once have a gloriously shiny bue … [Read more...]

Fringe-tastic!

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full swing, and it got me thinking about fringes of the hair variety. It's been a while since I had one, and in the summer sun they can be a real pain. But, come the autumn and winter, a fringe can be a cute thing to hide behind - and it always covers those frown lines. A fringe - or bangs,as our American cousins like to call them - are on-trend one month, and not the next. Some celebrities are known for … [Read more...]