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, nourishlondon.com) deeply … [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...]

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...]

Super Moisture Mens Collection from Clarins + MEN’S DEALS

Men, this is a real treat from Clarins. Super Moisture products in different formulas, so you choose which suits you best. No 'one formula fits all here'. These three new hydration products will intensely moisturise and strengthen the skin. Harsh weather, stress, sports, shaving, and even testosterone will all have an effect on skin's hydration levels. So, Clarins has created a product that has two powerhouse ingredients in it, to help … [Read more...]

New Year Night Repair

New Year, new night cream. Did you know that your skin regenerates more when you are asleep? So any anti-ageing creams you use work harder and do more overnight. The idea of beauty sleep isn't so daft after all! And at this time of year, when we all miss a lot of sleep, even moreimportant to get a good cream that will work for the hours we are sleeping! Clarins Extra-Firming Night Cream (£62) comes in two formulas - one for all skin types, … [Read more...]

Winter Body Care

If I have one beauty resolution for the New Year it's to take more care over my body care. I am fastidious with my application of facial skincare, and completely random and hit or miss with my body care. And in the winter, you can't be like that. Dropping temperatures and rising heating temperatures make our skin prone to drying out. So, time to get yourself a good body care product - and I am telling myself this too. One of my all-time … [Read more...]

Gift of Glow Time Bomb QVC TSV and 5PM Facial Deals

Don't you just love TV shopping channels? They're so cheesy! And the TV shopping challenge on The Apprentice this season was hilarious. But they are the home of great deals. And there's a great TSV (Today's Special Value) on QVC this weekend (Sunday 16) featuring a brand I love, Time Bomb, and a new launch product - and it's all about getting that gorgeous glow! Scroll down later in the post to grab some 5pm Spa and Beauty facial deals that will … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for Her

Got someone female to buy a gift for? Of course you have. So here are a few suggestions, for all beauty fans, from skincare to makeup, big and small. A beauty gift is a gorgeous, pampering thing to receive, big or small. We hope your gift recipients like some of our suggestions.   BENEFIT MAGICAL BROW STARS, £49.50 Benefit is THE brow brand, so if you are going to get a brow lover a gift this Christmas, then look no further than this … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for Him

Christmas shopping still to do!? Gift for him required? We hope we can be of help! He's hard to buy for? Just get him a grooming gift. All men love it - many of them probably just don't spend any time buying stuff like this for themselves. And if you do have a grooming guru on your hands, impress him with one of our top choices in men's grooming gifts.   ANYA HINDMARCH SMELLS PENCIL SHAVINGS DIFFUSER, £99 Is this not the most … [Read more...]