Shower Time!

The washed-out June we have had has made me think I'm constantly in a shower! So, I decided to have a look at some of the best shower products out there and share them with you here! I'm not averse to a bit of rain, but I prefer to get caught in my own shower, in my bathroom, of a morning, than in some of the torrential downpours we've been having this 'summer'! I love a bar of soap - Nesti Dante Tomato Soap is my absolute favourite, but I've … [Read more...]

Wedding Makeup with 5pm Deals

It's my wedding anniversary today - four years since the best day ever. Being a bit of a control freak, and knowing the way I like my makeup, I did my own on my wedding day. I actually did my bridesmaid's as well. But, if you are getting married, and you are thinking about getting your makeup done, then there are LOADS of makeup artists on 5pm that offer excellent rates and deals. At Flawless by Danielle in Glasgow's East End you can book in … [Read more...]

Benefit launch two new Hello Happy Foundations

A year after the original Hello Happy foundation launch, Benefit has added two new foundations to the line. Both will launch this Friday and are are very different. The Hello Happy Velvet Powder Foundation has a natural-matte finish, and is dual-coverage - so you can choose the level of coverage you have, by how you apply it. The cute compact contains the foundation, and a brush and sponge. Use the brush if you want light coverage, or … [Read more...]

On-Trend Beauty with 5pm Deals

There is always a new trend in the beauty world. From treatments, to products, to hair colours, and nail techniques, it's hard to keep up with the latest must-have looks and beauty styles. In terms of ingredients, the latest to hit the top of the on-trend list is Cica, or Tiger Grass, or Centella Asiatica. Grown on the island of Madagascar, it's a medicinal herb, and is called Tiger Grass because Tigers apparently love to roll in it to heal … [Read more...]

New from NARS

NARS is one of my favourite brands- its Orgasm blusher is hands-down the best ever. Once you have used it, you will never buy another blusher ever again, trust me! The brand launches two new products this weekend - the Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation SPF50 PA+++ (£25), and the Metal Cream Multi-Use Palette Make A Scene (£36). Let's look at the gorgeous palette first. It's exclusive to NARS boutiques, and online at … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Fragrances

It's Father's Day on Sunday, so time to treat your dad, or father figure, with something really special like a gorgeous fragrance. I am a fragrance addict, and I would probably wear all of these male scents myself! I've chosen eight lovely Father's Day Fragrances for you to consider. 1. AZZARO CHROME AQUA EDT, FROM £33 for 50ml, debenhams.com This is a lovely citrus aromatic woody EDT with notes of grapefruit zest, green apple, spearmint … [Read more...]

bareMinerals new Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF25

bareMinerals has come a long way since launch in 1995 - and here is another foundation to add to their already huge range. And I love this one - the new Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF25. To be fair, I am a sucker for a stick foundation. Forget any notions of old 1970s-style panstick - this stick foundation is a brand new innovative formula, which contains over 30 per cent enhanced mineral water. It's the first clean, … [Read more...]

Body Beauty with 5pm Deals and Liz Earle

The Liz Earle Beauty Co. launched a new Skin Replenishing Body Balm  last month, packed with goodies like shea butter, rice brand oil and black seed extract. Body beauty is often negelected, as opposed to facial beauty which we do religously every day. But summer is here (well, sort of!) and holidays are beckoning, so it is time to look after your body, pamper it a bit, get rid of the cracked skin, and maybe een indulge in a … [Read more...]

Tom Ford’s Emotionproof Eye Colour

If it's Tom Ford, it's not waterproof, it's emotionproof. To add to the Emotionproof Mascara, there's now Emotionproof Eye Color and Emotionproof  Liner. I've not tried any of this collection, but it's supposed to last wherever your day or night takes you - that means this makeup is high endurance, and long-lasting, and, of course,  water-resistant. I do love the clever idea of emotionproof. The liner and eye colour combine in 22 … [Read more...]

Jo Loves Rose Petal 25

Jo Malone has been creating scents for a quarter of a century, and to celebrate - she's created another one! The woman behind the massively successful, eponymous brand, Jo Malone - which she sold to Estee Lauder some years back - launched Jo Loves a few years ago. Jo Loves is a gorgeous, luxury, brand, which sees Jo at her fragrance-creating best. Pomelo is a firm favourite of mine, and the Geranium home candle makes any room smell absolutely … [Read more...]