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...]

Supersize with Time Bomb and QVC

Lulu's Time Bomb range is massively popular on QVC. The Scottish singing superstar is the brand ambassador for the range, and it's been created from her own formulas. The great thing about QVC brands is that they often come up as TSV (Today's Soecial Value) offers, and this week it's a Time Bomb special. On Good Friday - March 30, Time Bomb is selling its Supersize Collection at an 80% discount to the normal RRP...which is their biggest and best … [Read more...]

Clip on veneers are the new thing – and you can get them in Glasgow

Would you love perfect teeth but don't want to commit to veneers? You may want to consider clip on veneers. They are massively rising in popularity and are as easy (actually, easier) than putting on false eyelashes. To get clip on veneers all you need to do is get a mould made of your teeth, wait a week for the veneers to get made, then slip them in and out of your mouth whenever you fancy. They are painless and easy to put in and take out. … [Read more...]

Origins launch in M&S Beauty

I love Origins so it's nice to see them head into another retailer - M&S. The brand landed on counters in key M&S beauty departments last week, and online. A curated range of Origins heroes and best-selling products is on offer, and beauty experts will be on hand to offer skincare advice. We are delighted to announce that Origins will be launching with Marks & Spencer Beauty this month. This is a very exciting partnership brought … [Read more...]

Everything you need to know about HD Brows

HD Brows burst onto the beauty scene in 2008 and since then have become a staple in every highly regarded salon. HD Brows is a high tech brow shaping treatment that can turn even the most overplucked 90s brows into sculpted stunners. To create HD Brows treatments, beauty therapists must have certified training in the procedure which involves seven steps of consulting, tinting, waxing, trimming, threading, tweezing and aftercare. Beauty … [Read more...]