Marc Jacobs Beauty Boxes for Christmas

Over the next few weeks, it's going to be all about Christmas beauty gifts on here - from the high street, and 5pm Spa and Beauty - so you will not be short of ideas! First up, some really sleek Christmas beauty boxes from Marc Jacobs. These are a real treat, and the prices are fantastic - lots of savings on the RRPs. The Glow Show is a hell of a gift set, and is for someone who has been very, very, very good this year! It's £60, the products … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent Calendars 2019

Have you got your advent calendar yet? There are SO many to choose from out there, it's crazy. Some of the beauty calendars are ridiculous prices, but if you love a brand, and can afford it, why not indulge. LUSH launched its first advent calendar ever on August 29 - and it sold out almost as soon as it launched!  I wrote a piece in the Daily Record again this year on beauty advent calendars - you can read it on my own blog, here. It's … [Read more...]

Barry M x David Shepherd Wildlife Palettes

Barry M has partnered with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to save endangered species - by creating two fantastic Eyeshadow palettes. Sales of the palettes will help wildlife conservation around the world - 20 per cent of the profits from sales will go to fund the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's work, protecting endangered species across Africa and Asia. There are two palettes - WILDLIFE Tiger, and WILDLIFE Snow Leopard, … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown launch Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick

Is the trend for a matte lip over? I'm not sure it ever will be, but lipsticks with a shine are making their way back to the top of the beauty brand agendas. The latest through my door was the new Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick. It's the latest addition to the Luxe Lip Collection and is a smaller bullet, in a more natural finish and format than some of the other shine lip products around at the moment. It's perhaps a little too … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation gets a makeover

Apparently, you complained, and Bobbi Brown listened! The best-selling Intensive Skin Serum Foundation has been given a makeover in the shape of a packaging change. Customers wanted an easy-to-use pump, and that's what they now have! The newly re-packaged Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40 now features a super-easy pump to ensure that you always get just the right does of foundation, meaning you get the right dose of radiance, moisture and … [Read more...]

End of Summer Beauty MOT with 5pm Deals

The clocks go back this weekend, marking the official end of summer, and sometimes it can be a bit depressing thinking about all those dark nights, and winter weather ahead. So, pamper yourself! Give yourself a treat. Think of it as a wee MOT for the new season - change your hair colour, paint those nails, spend some time in the salon. Here are five ideas for a great end of summer treat. There are also plenty more brilliant deals on all sorts of … [Read more...]

New Eyeliners from LUSH and Huda Beauty

These two new eyeliners couldn't really be more different. I'm not sure many fans of HUDA Beauty, or Huda Kattan herself, would rush to LUSH, and vice-versa. But I was sent them both around the same time to try, so here they are. In fact, here they are together in this first picture - and I'm a fan of both. But let's look at them in more detail, shall we?! First up, the gorgeous LUSH liners. Newly formulated, these little glass bottles of … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown’s Breast Cancer Awareness Lip Duo

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It doesn't seem to be as big a thing as it once was in the beauty world, but there are products out there, and one of the nicest landed on my desk earlier this month. The Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Proud To Be Pink Lip Color Duo is available this month, and £5 from every sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Bobbi Brown is part of the Lauder group, and it was Evelyn H Lauder … [Read more...]

Autumn Beauty Buys!

I just love autumn. The colours are great, you get to be super-wrapped up, and super-cosy, the nights draw in, and there's Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night. What's not to love?! There are also loads of lovely products that are autumnal out there, so here are a few of my absolute faves for this season. I've been stepping away from the red lip for the first time in years, and experimenting with nudes, and different colours. I've also finally … [Read more...]

Budget Beauty: Kardashian Foundation from Carter Beauty

If it's good enough for a Kardashian promo shoot, then it's good enough for us! Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter made headlines earlier this year when the budget Irish beauty brand's foundation was used in the KUWTK promo shots for season 16. When it comes to foundations, you don't really have to spend loads, unless you want some all-singing, all-dancing, multi-tasker - and let's be honest, most foundations are good to your skin these days … [Read more...]