Elemis and QVC

Do you watch QVC? Isn't it strangely addictive!? I love the way they find as many adjectives as possible to describe a product over and over again. But, all mocking aside, it'a actually a great shopping resource for beauty fans! They have loads of excellent products, from lesser known, to celebrity ranges, to big, high-end spa brands like Elemis. Now, this Saturday, from the wee small hours in the morning, they are promoting their Elemis … [Read more...]

Look Fantastic – for less!

I really love the beauty shopping site, lookfantastic.com. They do all the quirky hard-to-find brands, they save you getting the hard sell at the counters (some are still guilty of it!), and they have brilliant prices. Most things are less than the RRP, and they usually have various offers on. This week, until 10am on Thursday, they are offering 20% off Kerastase haircare as their offer of the week. And they also have up to 40% savings on  … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Sweet Breath

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! According to reports, new X Factor judge, and N Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos has shelled out over £12,000 for new teeth. Ms C doesn't want to look out of place on the judging panel when the … [Read more...]

Grow Luscious Lashes with Revlon

Did you see the new Revlon mascara advert on the TV the other night? Cool, wasn't it? Starring the gorgeous Jessica Biel, it was directed by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky and had Pharrell Williams as the leading man. But what went on behind the scenes? Check out the exclusive video below to find out! As for the mascara itself, I am running out of things to say! Another new mascara I hear you cry! I know, I can hardly keep up! This one, … [Read more...]

Avon and Refuge campaign against domestic violence

Something a bit more serious now - global beauty giant Avon has teamed up this week with the Refuge charity to highlight the shocking domestic violence statistics in the UK. Together, today, they launched the Facebook App, 1in4women as part of a greater campaign to highlight the fact that 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence at some point in their lives. For the last three years Refuge and Avon have worked together to raise awareness of … [Read more...]

Look Radiant at all times

If there's one compliment I loved recently was when a friend told me my skin was 'positively glowing'. There's nothing nicer than lovely friends...except lovely skin! Lines, wrinkles, spots and blemishes are all concerns we might worry about, but one of the most common complaints is that our skin just looks, well, a wee bit dull. This can be down to lack of sleep, bad diet (and yes, that includes too much booze!), sun damage and … [Read more...]

Little Miss Nails!

Yesterday saw the official 40th Anniversary of the Mr Men and Little Miss characters, created by Roger Hargreaves. They're as British as a cup of tea, and everyone had their favourite as a kid, no? Mr Tickle was his first creation. My favourite was always Mr Bump - what about you? In 1981, Little Miss Bossy came along, as the first in the Little Miss series. To celebrate, Nails Inc have collaborated with the Little Misses (bur sadly not Little … [Read more...]

Live Native – The 5pm Big Deal

Today's 5pm Big Deal is Live Native - only £15.99 instead of £32.50 for a twin pack of foot balm and moisturiser. I've tried these truly organic products, and they are lovely.You can read my review of them from last week here. A very little goes a long way, so the 15ml size will last you. This 'living skincare' is a great alternative to your usual beauty products. And, they're made here in Scotland, on the Isle of Skye! … [Read more...]

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes…

...and nails, but let's get to that later. Blue eyes are a massive trend for this Autumn, so be prepared. We've come a long way from the pale blue eyeshadow of our teenage years, thankfully. Blue is a brilliant colour for an alternative smoky eye, and I've been looking at two very different blue palettes this week. First up is The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes (£16), which are innovative palettes, of shimmery eye colours. Each is made up of four … [Read more...]

5pm Big Deal – Live Native

Next week there's an excellent Big Deal here on 5pm with Skye based 'living skincare' brand Live Native. What is living skincare, I hear you ask? Well, Live Native is a toxin-free range of cold-pressed vegan organic skincare products. They contain only the finest and purest available nature-intact tropical oils and mineral-rich living plant extracts. What does that all mean? Well, basically it's skincare that hasn't been cooked, or altered by … [Read more...]