Cucumber beauty with Boots

Boots has rebranded and reformulated its own-brand beauty ranges, including some old favourites. Boots' Cucumber range takes me straight back to my teenage days and my first beauty buys. So, I had to take a look at it again, obviously. And it's still fab. That familiar smell is amazing, and the facial wipes are perfect for removing makeup when you can't be hassled with your full routine. Yes this is basement bargain beauty, but these … [Read more...]

Clarins launch NEW Pore Control Serum

As we start to see a shift in beauty launches from summer to autumn, Clarins has just launched a new Pore Control serum . Yes, the sun might still be shining, but the beauty companies are autumn-ready, and lots of new launches will be appearing in the next month or so. Let's face it, during the summer we're not overly concerned with a perfect complexion are we? Well, I know I'm not. I love that I have a little bit of a summer glow this year - a … [Read more...]

High Summer Spa Deals

How good has this summer been? It's been so warm, it's hard to imagine summers that weren't like this! But summer can't last forever, so why not treat yourself to a  big beauty deal that you can enjoy when it's maybe not quite as sunny as it is now - if that ever happens! Have you ever tried a smoothing hair treatment? Now might be just the time top do it - get those locks back in shape after summer. This deal at Susan McGorm Hair Boutique in … [Read more...]

Clinique launch Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

There are a lot of gels and jelly formulas appearing at the moment, none as big a launch as this new Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. Dramatically different from the original Dramatically Different Lotion indeed - in that it's a jelly. And not yellow! So, why? That was my first question.  I'm not sure. Perhaps to add a new dimension to the three-step for younger customers? It's an oil-free water jelly, for all skin types. It's BIG on … [Read more...]

Bare Minerals NEW Complexion Rescue Defense

This is a  big launch for bareMinerals - a moisturiser  that protects against the modern phenomenon of 'Blue Light Damage' - the Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Tint Protective Moisturizer. What is Blue Light Damage? Well, research says it occurs hanks to our obsession with #selfies and social media. According to the research that bareMinerals has used, this blue light could be more harmful than UV rays. It suggests that blue light may … [Read more...]

ELEMIS Rose Pro-Collagen Balm for Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Awareness month in the beauty world is generally October, and started by Estee Lauder, but ELEMIS has launched its BCC product this month - Limited Edition Pro-Collagen ROSE Cleansing Balm. ELEMIS is proud to support Breast Cancer Care for the 18th year running, with this product, and with a donation of £25,000. With a new rose scent, English Rose, Rose Damascena and Rosehip Seed Oil are incorporated into the classic formula to … [Read more...]

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...]