Sporty Beauty

I'm not really very sporty. I like to watch sport, but taking part? Not really me. However, I have undertaken a charity thing this summer which means I have to run. A lot. (You can find out more about that here if you want) Now, being a beauty writer, editor, and, above all, fan, I am not one for just getting up and heading out without my lipstick in when I hit the pavements. Oh no. I like my lipstick on. Sometimes a lip balm underneath to keep … [Read more...]

International Kissing Day Lip Prep!

It's International Kissing Day tomorrow - did you know? So, if you fancy smooching/snogging/necking/tashing on, then you better make sure you've done some lip prep - an there are loads of ideas and offers on 5pm Spa & Beauty. Also, you need to make sure you have your favourite lipstick at the ready to reapply once the deed is done! I was gutted this week when I found out that Smashbox had, it would appear, discontinued my favourite Always On … [Read more...]

Queen of Pop by Poppy Delevingne for Jo Malone London

POW! Look at this cute collection from Jo Malone London. Curated by Poppy Delevingne, this bold and bright collection contains colognes, candles and brand new bubbles! New for 2018, Jo Malone launches Bubble Bath. It comes in three scents -  Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Black Cedarwood & Juniper (both £58), and Velvet Rose & Oud (£68). Each one comes in a gorgeous  500ml pink bottle. The luxurious, scented formula is enriched with a … [Read more...]

Are you pool ready? Summer beauty buys!

Love Island. Pool party. Loads of shimmer and shine. We're in. But not Dr Alex's sunburn, okay? He really should know better. Here's our pick of some of the best summer beauty available this year. Don't get mugged off! THE BODY Keep your body hydrated, moisturised, add a bit of shimmer, keep it cool, and keep it safe in the sun! 1. Hawaiian Tropic Duo Defense sun lotion (SPF15 and SPF30, £14.99, Superdrug) has great UV protecting power, and … [Read more...]

Cocoa Brown by Marisa Carter Fresh Start Self Tan Eraser

As long as we're being careful in the sun, it might be an idea to ditch the fake tan this week and see what natural tan you can get. But that fake stuff can be stubborn, right? So, invest in this new Cocoa Brown Fresh Start Self  Tan Eraser. Brilliant for fake tan faux pas, this removes traces of old tan in just five minutes. It also leaves the skin feeling fresh, ready for the next tan application if you must! A few days after your self-tan … [Read more...]

Lancer Skincare Like Kim K

Kim Kardashian. She's not on my list of role models, but heck, she's pretty popular, right? And anything she does is popular. So, if you are a big fan of KKW, then you will probably already know that Lancer skincare which she swears by has recently launcehd in to Edinburgh's Harvey Nichols. Created by LA dermatologist Dr Lancer, or Harold, as we're sure KKW calls him, the skincare regimen  - called Lancer The Method - was originally formulated … [Read more...]

Classic Beauty Salon Treatments

Inspired by Bobbi Brow's #CantLiveWithout campaign, highlighting classic Bobbi products - we wrote about this on the blog this week - I decided to pick a few classic beauty salon treatments available on 5pm Spa & Beauty. We're all creatures of habit, and we all love to indulge ourselves with our favourite beauty salon treatments, from eyebrows, and lashes to Shellac nails, and massages. Here's a few of our faves on offer on 5pm at the … [Read more...]

Big Beauty Deals for Summer

It's June, you've been paid, and summer is here! Time to treat yourself to a beauty deal. Fancy a manicure maybe? Or a facial to get your skin set for summer? Or a relaxing massage? Let's start with the Summer Skin Facial at Glasgow's Glow Skin Centre and Tanning Salon. The Big Deal is for a Dermalogica Prescriptive facial which will be tailored to your skin's unique conditions. There are two options in this deal  - option one is £15 for the … [Read more...]

Be Safe in the Sun

Sunshine! Hallelujah! And with some heat in it too. But, that also means it has some UVA and UVB rays in it, and those aren't such good news. So, if you are out in the sunshine make sure you have some sun protection on. This is particularly important for us fair-skinned Scots. Your fake tan may give you a golden glow, but remember your real Scots peely-wally tone is not good in the sun. We need to be careful and cover up. Factor 30 is … [Read more...]

(Royal) Wedding Prep

There's a wedding this weekend, did you know? Some ginger guy is marrying a TV star. Yep, it's finally here - the Royal Wedding. Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in Windsor Castle this Saturday. I've had TONS of press releases about the wedding for the last ooh, seems like a lifetime, and lots on Meghan's beauty secrets and regime. She's a big fan of NIVEA Q10 Body Lotion apparently, and I now just have this image of her, down Boots … [Read more...]