Keep On Tanning!

What a summer we've had this year so far - how long can it last? A little bit of rain is forecast as temperatures drop slightly in the next week or so (so the weather folks tell me!), so if you want to keep that tan you've achieved, maybe time to top it up with a little bit of fake. It's incredible to have a natural tan in Scotland, agreed? But if you need a bit more of a tan, then there are plenty of offers on 5pm Spa and Beauty. I'm also … [Read more...]

Guerlain’s Terracotta Sahara Jewel Bronzer

It's summer, and that, beauty fans, means a new bronzer, agreed? So, if you haven't bought one already, then you might want to splash out and grab yourself this beautiful Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel bronzing compact. This giant compact is  almost too lovely to use. It's set to be a collector's item, so you might not want to use it! If you do, the subtly iridescent Terracotta 03 shade will add warmth to your face and décolleté. It also … [Read more...]

Fake tan news!

Fake tan is here to stay, that's a fact. I'm not a fan, but if there was one beauty trend I would say will most likely never end, it is this. I learned long ago that, pale-skinned and Scottish, even when I did get a hint of a tan, I was never going to have that beautiful olive skin I wished for. I spent years, quite frankly, orange, when fake tans were at their most primitive. I tried everything, and then I stopped. But fake tan didn't! The … [Read more...]

The Bronzie Tanning Mitt

It's another gimmicky beauty product today, but this one I do quite like. It sort of reminds me of my Granny drying me after a bath as a kid, so it makes me very nostalgic - maybe that's why I like it. The Bronzie 'Got Your Back' tanning mitt is a revelation in tanning mitts and is actually a pretty simple idea- aren't they all?! Bronzie, the company, started out with an actual Bronzie - that's a onesie to wear after tanning. Who … [Read more...]

New Gradual Tanner and BB Body from St Tropez and Ambre Solaire

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am not very good with fake tan. I actually don't really like having a tan. Am I allowed to say that in 2016?! It seems that we're all obsessed with a golden glow, and looking 'sunkissed' and as a beauty writer and editor, yes, I talk about fake tan a lot. I can't exactly ignore the zeitgeist. However, my days of trialling every tan under the sun are well and truly behind me. I have no desire ever to … [Read more...]

A Stila Summer…

Oh joy, the rain's back! Just in time for the weekend! You'll need to get your sunshine elsewhere this weekend, so how about with the beautiful new summer collection from Stila. I missed this brand when they disappeared for a while. Their products are lovely, good quality and innovative. This sunny collection has a brilliant product at the heart of it, called One Step Illuminate (£24). It's a serum which instantly illuminates, primes and … [Read more...]