Summer Bronzers – The Great Beauty Bronze Off!

It's summer, so the musthave makeup item is a bronzer. Of course, many of you will use bronzer the whole year through, but I am very pale and I like it that way, except in the summer, when I take on a very, very slight golden glow, if I am lucky. When I went on holiday last month, I took a whole load of bronzers with me, to try, just for you, really! Here are the results of what I like the call my Great Beauty Bronze Off! 1.  Estee Lauder … [Read more...]

My First Manicure

Confession: up until yesterday I was a manicure virgin. Terrible isn't it. I just never placed that much importance on my nails. When they got too long I trimmed them with a pair of clippers to keep them neat and tidy, but that was it. I even paint my toenails regularly but never my fingernails. I saw them as functional, to use for scratching and opening things. So for 5pm Health & Beauty manis and pedis week, I decided it was the perfect … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Boots Seventeen Lip Lustre

We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like! This week's Beauty Bargain comes from the revamped Seventeen range at Boots. I'm going top put this out there - I really don't like the rebranding. Maybe its not really aimed at me, but I kind … [Read more...]

Beauty and the BAFTAs with MAC Cosmetics

MAC were the Official Makeup Partner at last night's BAFTAs - or Arqiva British Academy Television Awards to give them their full name. MAC made many of the TV stars up for awards more beautiful at their MAC Beauty Suite at London's Corinthia Hotel, and others at home. The feel of the night on the red carpet, was, according to MAC's Senior Artist,Rebecca Butterworth, "early 20th century glamour inspired last night’s beauty, with many looks … [Read more...]

Suncream Reviews – National Sun Awareness Week

Sunday marks the end of National Sun Awareness Week, and whilst it might not seem something that you think about when we hardly see the sun in Scotland, don't be fooled. The sun is wonderful, but can be damaging to your health. On a recent holiday abroad, in blistering temperatures of 29 degrees Celsius and upwards, my skin felt great - my dry patches eased up, my dermatitis was gone. We have become a little afraid of the sun in recent times, … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week

We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like! This week's Beauty Bargain made me laugh out loud. Did you know that Joey Essex of TOWIE fame had launched a hairstyling range. Some excellent marketing going on here - it's called D'Reem Hair, … [Read more...]

Top Facial Offers

This week at 5pm Health & Beauty we are all about facials. We have TONS of brilliant facial offers, from microdermabrasion to aromatherapy to oxygen therapy! You can check out all our offers on our site but in the meantime, here's three of our best.   BIG DEAL - £19 instead of £50 for a signature face lift facial at Clinetix Clinetix Medispa in Glasgow is currently offering a brilliant deal on their signature face lift - a four … [Read more...]

Kate Moss is the new face and body of St Tropez

Brands just LOVE Kate Moss, don't they? St Tropez have just announced that she's the new face and body of their brand.  The world’s most famous fashion and beauty icon brings her unique edge and personality to the leading global tanning brand’s first-ever global advertising campaign - and doesn't she look absolutely beautiful?!   "I’m so excited to be working with St.Tropez. I’ve been using the products since they started and it’s a … [Read more...]

Tom Ford Summer Bronzing Collection

I'm a red lipstick and pale skin kinda gal, so when I was offered the chance to have a makeover with the new Tom Ford Summer Bronzing Collection, initially, I was thinking 'this is not for me'. However, with a wee bit of a sun-kissed glow from a recent holiday abroad (and very sun-faded hair!), I decided to give it a go. And, wow. I love it! Even the neutral/pink lip! This gorgeous Limited Edition Collection captures, according to Tom Ford  'the … [Read more...]

Sneaky Preview! Matthew Williamson for BeneFit

Coming soon (next month actually) to a BeneFit counter near you (well, at a BeneFit boutique or in a Debenhams store) is this fantastic collaboration with Matthew Williamson. Renowned for his glamorous, bohemian collections (including his clothing and home ranges for Debenhams), Williamson is a master of print, embellishment, attention to detail and kaleidoscopic colour. Williamson launched his company, Matthew Williamson Ltd in 1997, and his … [Read more...]