Keep Warm in the Salon!

Brrrr! it's cold out there. Keep warm in the salon, with a good old Hot Stone Massage! What's not to love about being all cosy, warm, and massaged? 5pm Spa and Beauty has lots of brilliant hot stone deals, we've just picked out a few that sound great, for you to peruse.   Let's start at Skinfiniti in Glasgow's south side, where you can get either an Aromatherapy, Deep tissue, Sports, or Swedish Back Massage with Hot Stones for £29, … [Read more...]

Kingdom Scotland Fragrance House now in Harvey Nichols

Last May I wrote this piece for the Daily Record about Imogen Russon-Taylor, and her fragrance house, Kingdom Scotland. Imogen was a delight to meet and interview  - her passion for her new venture was tangible, and I was so pleased to hear that her brand is now available in Harvey Nichols. Imogen's background is in geology, PR, and whisky, and she has drawn on all of that to create the first three distinctive scents that make up the premier … [Read more...]

Vegan beauty in Veganuary

Veganuary! It's everywhere - even here! Yes, there are loads of vegan beauty products out there. Probably loads more than you'd even think - but why would beauty products have loads of animal product in them?! Anyway, I've been bombared with Veganuary press releases since, ooh, way back in October, maybe. So, I've picked a few vegan beauty products to share with you here. Nourish London's KALE 3D Cleanse (£25, deeply … [Read more...]

GUCCI Luxury Collection at Harvey Nichols

Gucci's Luxury Collection is absolutely beautiful - and if you are a Gucci fan, or a fragrance addict, you might want to head to Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh and have a look- and a sniff. These are not your everyday scents, and the price reflects that - but if you fancy treating yourself, then this collection is certainly that! There are seven Eaux de Parfum, four Perfumed Oils, and three Perfumed Waters, and the collection is called The … [Read more...]

Get Happy Ahead of Blue Monday – 5pm Deals!

Next Monday - January 21 -  is Blue Monday - the day we are all meant to feel absolutely awful and unable to cope with the hell that is January. It's all pseudoscience, and was first created by a travel company in a press release, using an actual equation, worked out by many factors, including weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels, and the feeling of a need to … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London NEW Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne Intense

If you are a Jo Malone London fan, then you will already know that January means a new fragrance, in the form of a Cologne Intense. This year, it's Bronze Wood & Leather, which is no surprise, given the brand's heavy focus on the more masculine side of things, with the launch of its first ever men's collection last year. If you like all things smoky and rich, then this is one for you. It evokes, says JML, 'the scent of sultry leather … [Read more...]

Guerlain’s Spring 2019 Morning Love Collection

It's spring! Well, not really, but it is at the beauty counters, as the spring collections drop this month. Guerlain's spring 2019 collection is all pastel-prettiness, with a beautiful highlighter powder at the heart of it. The Météorites Highlighter Duo (£45) is lovely - and who doesn't love a highlighter these days?! This one unites holographic pink and lilac, which perfectly capture the light and create a fresh and easy-to-use strobing … [Read more...]

Cacharel launch new fragrance

It's been over a decade since Cacharel launched its last brand new perfume  - so this is a big thing. Who is Cacharel? Only the brand behind one of the world's most well-known scents of all time - Anaïs Anaïs. Kate Moss and Gisele Bunchen have been faces of the brand over the years, and Anaïs Anaïs, a floral scent launched in 1978, is one of an elite list of iconic fragrances of our time. Cacharel launched Liberté back in 2007, and since then … [Read more...]

The Eyes Have It – with 5pm Deals

The eyes have it. Or maybe it was just because no-one was that familiar with the brand  - whatever the reason, Filorga's Time-Filer Absolute Eye Correction was the most Googled beauty product of 2018,according to Google's 2018 Year in Search, thanks mainly to its inclusion in the M&S Advent Calendar. This caused searches to soar, and Googlers found out all sorts of positive things about the little £47 pot of cream. Filorga's eye cream … [Read more...]

NEW Clinique iD skincare system

Clinique has launched a new bespoke skincare system - Clinique iD. I'm not sure how much of a fan I am of these skincare systems where you mix and match your own products - it's all a bit schooldays chemistry and fiddly for me, but I can see the appeal to some. This custom-blend hydration system means you can create a product specifically for your skin type AND skin concern. You can create 15 unique combinations with the products … [Read more...]