Beauty Bargain of the Week – 4711

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!   So, it's T in the Park this weekend, and loads of you are going to be heading for fun in Balado - with not a lot of washing going on! But, you still want to smell fresh, so remember and … [Read more...]

Pucker up for National Kissing Day!

Today is National Kissing Day. So, better get those lips ready for some smooching then! And for that you'll need some of the most amazing lip balm I have used -  Lanolips 101 Ointment (£11.22. www.boots.com) - containing Ultra Pure Medical Grade Lanolin for ultimate softness. If you want a hint of colour in your balm, there is also a Lanolips Ointment with Colour and SPF 15 (£8.16). Both are in dinky little tubes! And now for some facts about … [Read more...]

Stop Press! Hot Pink Lipstick UPDATE!

Well, the lovely Grace Woodward from Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model replied to our Tweet about her fabulous pink lipstick she wore at the London auditions on last night's show. It was NARS Pure Matte in Carthage, available at Space NK, and Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, for £18.50 … [Read more...]

Introducing 5pm Beauty Spot with Craig Alexander Wilson!

5pm Beauty Spot with Craig Alexander

We're pleased to announce the launch of 5pm Beauty Spot with Craig Alexander Wilson, a weekly magazine section covering the latest beauty news, seasonal trends, and product and treatment reviews. You might already know Craig, who's been in the industry for over ten years and is a well-known face on the beauty circuit. His weekly column in the The Sunday Mail is very popular and he's an accomplished Make-Up Artist with no shortage of celebrity … [Read more...]

Hot Pink Lipstick!

So, back to Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model - but some positivity in this post! I was loving Grace Woodward's hot pink lipstick in last night's episode! It was so fierce I swear it was trending on Twitter! I have no idea what lipstick she was wearing - maybe I should Tweet her and ask. But until I do (and if she replies I'll let you know!) - I've found a couple of hot pinks to ' Get the Look' with. The first one is by M.A.C Pro - which … [Read more...]

Next Top Model Bore

Did you tune into Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model last night on Sky Living? Were you as bored as I was? Why, oh why have they changed this format into a bad copy of the X Factor? Do we really need to see the audition stages? I'll probably not tune in again until three weeks time when the competition starts for real. I had a few other questions about last night as well - why were the auditionees in Glasgow made to parade in their underwear … [Read more...]

New Look for Boots’ Soltan range

Well, summer finally arrived at the weekend and then some! Wow, it was hot! If you are suffering from a bit too much of the sun this morning, then I hope you have some aftersun. I was liberally applying mine last night after turning a little pink in the garden! Sunscreen and aftersun should be bathroom cupboard staples in this country - that may sound daft, but you really should wear some sort of SPF every day on your face to avoid the UVA … [Read more...]

Cheryl’s new blonde do – how she did it

We've been doing a bit of digging, and we've found out how Cheryl Cole achieved her new blonde do, that we blogged about earlier, so, this is an extra wee post should you want to know the finer details of Ms Cole's hairdo! Firstly, it's not blonde, okay? It's ‘Smokey Quartz’. The good news is you can achieve it at home with  L’Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss 8304. Cheryl celebrates her birthday tomorrow (she's 28), and who doesn't like a new … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – GOSH!

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! Okay this week's Beauty Bargain comes in at just over a fiver, but it's worth it. I love liquid eyeliner, but the problem with it is it's lasting-power. The 'crack factor' I like to call … [Read more...]

Cheryl’s gone blonde!

It's fair to say I'm not Cheryl Cole's biggest fan. But even I felt sorry for the rough time she had in the US. And being a serial-hair colour changer, I can appreciate the need for a new look at stressful times! And I'm quite glad she's ditched the uber long, over-teased locks for a much sleeker, shorter, blonde bob, as reported in the  Daily Mail today, amongst other press. If you fancy a change, there are loads of fabulous hair salons here on … [Read more...]