Harvey Nichols Launches The Rihanna Book.

Rihanna is launching a 'visual autobiography' and Harvey Nichols will stock it exclusively SIX days before the global release. The luxury retailer has announced its partnership with Phaidon for 'Rihanna'. You'll be able to pre-order your copy on harveynichols.com from now until October 19, for delivery before the global release on October 24. ‘Rihanna´will also be available in Harvey Nichols stores in the UK and Ireland from October 19, with an … [Read more...]

Filorga Global Repair

I wrote a feature for the Daily Record last week on Gen X skincare - skincare for women in the 40-55 age group, something that is largely overlooked. if you want to read it, then you can find it at my own blog here. One of the ranges I discovered whilst researching the piece was the new Filorga Global Repair  - out next month (which is next week, of course!). Filorga is an Italian skincare brand that I really like. It's a very clinical brand, … [Read more...]

Fenty Beauty Bronzer Vibes

Bronzers are life in the summer, right? No matter what shade your skintone, a little brush of bronzer is going to lift any complexion. And this new bronzer by Fenty Beauty is one the best around this season. The packaging is great, it comes in a pretty amazing eight shades. This is ground-breaking, considerinfg Benefit has had Hoola on the market for 19 years, launched a lighter shade in 2017, and just launched two deeper shades this … [Read more...]


I have to confess, I had never heard of the New York label , Ulla Johnson, before I was sent this gorgeous Bobbi Brown collection. Now that I have, I am addicted to the instagram! It. Is. Beautiful. Go have a look...but be warned! If you like floaty, yet structured, urban prairie girl stuff, then you will be pining for everything featured in their squares!     View this post on … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent Calendars

I wrote a piece for the Daily Record last month on Beauty Advent Calendars. It was hard to choose just 12, as there are LOADS out there. I've now picked my favourite FIVE from those to share with you here. You can see the full article from the Daily Record at my own website - here.   These really are ridiculous - but they're a lovely treat to yourself pre-Christmas, and if you have the money, then why not? They're not all hugely … [Read more...]

Big Beauty Deals for November

It's a new month, and that means - hopefully - money in the bank, and time to treat yourself. There are LOADS of brilliant Big Deals to choose from on 5pm Spa & Beauty. If you have ever had issues with back pain, you will know how awful it is, so maybe a private consultation with an osteopath is the answer if you have problems. This Big Deal offers two deals - A Full Spinal Assessment with Glasgow Osteopaths for £10, and a Full Spinal … [Read more...]

Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palettes

SMASHBOX has just launched a load of new eyeshadow palettes - the Cover Shots palettes -  in all sorts of colour combinations and finishes. They're handbag-sized, and contain an expertly curated mix of six shadows and two double-sized base shades. Our curated shadow palettes have always been a makeup artist must-have for creating intense eyes. Now, you can build even more bold looks with new palettes in no-fuss neutrals, powdery pastels and … [Read more...]

House of Luxe Bobbi Brown Lipsticks

Welcome to the House of Luxe - loads of gorgeous new lipsticks from Bobbi Brown. The brand has gone all-out on lipstick this autumn/winter with three new formats - Luxe Matte Lip Colour, Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte, and Luxe Liquid Lip High Shine. The Luxe Matte Lip Colour launched early September and features a perfectly unexpected paradox of oil-infused, super powders that offer a maximum matte look and feather -light feel. The lipstick … [Read more...]

Love your Lashes with 5pm offers

It's not good enough to just pick up a mascara, slick it on and go with your lashes these days. If you haven't looked at false lashes in a while, and still think they're strip lashes of the kind Twiggy favoured in the 1960s, then you're in for a surprise. These days, there's nothing you can't do to your lashes - extend them, tint them, perm them even. Yes, perm them - although the beauty industry prefers to call it a Lash Lift. There's even … [Read more...]

Aura Spa at The Bowfield Hotel Is So Luxurious

Aura spa Bowfield Hotel

Just 30 minutes outside Glasgow, up a country lane surrounded by Renfrewshire fields, is an incredibly luxurious spa. Aura spa, within The Bowfield Hotel and Country Club, opened last year following a £5 million refurbishment of the hotel. The result of the refurbishment was an uber slick and stylish spa, with treatment and relaxation rooms decorated in natural earth tones with low lights, candles and shimmer bead curtains. It looked … [Read more...]