Autumnal Body Beauty + 5pm Deals

It's time to hunker down, get cosy and pamper yourself. You can do that in a spa - plenty of deal on 5pm Spa and Beauty - or you can do it at home, with some lovely autumnal body products. I love the new The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin range, which includes this fab Body Butter (£15) which is infused with Madagascan vanilla and the aroma of roasted pumpkins but be quick, it's selling fast! The Body Shop's Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil (£18) is … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown’s Breast Cancer Awareness Lip Duo

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It doesn't seem to be as big a thing as it once was in the beauty world, but there are products out there, and one of the nicest landed on my desk earlier this month. The Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Proud To Be Pink Lip Color Duo is available this month, and £5 from every sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Bobbi Brown is part of the Lauder group, and it was Evelyn H Lauder … [Read more...]

Autumn Beauty Buys!

I just love autumn. The colours are great, you get to be super-wrapped up, and super-cosy, the nights draw in, and there's Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night. What's not to love?! There are also loads of lovely products that are autumnal out there, so here are a few of my absolute faves for this season. I've been stepping away from the red lip for the first time in years, and experimenting with nudes, and different colours. I've also finally … [Read more...]

L’Occitane Aromachologie Home Collection

I love hibernating at this time of year, don't you? And if you're going to be in your home for any length of time you want it to cosy and comfortable, right? The new L'Occitane Home range will do just that - and there's a fragrance for whatever mood you're in, or state of mind you want to be in. There are four ranges - Cocon de Sérénité (Relaxing), Source d'Harmonie (Harmony), Souffle de Liberté (Revitalizing), and Douceur Immortelle … [Read more...]

Budget Beauty: Kardashian Foundation from Carter Beauty

If it's good enough for a Kardashian promo shoot, then it's good enough for us! Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter made headlines earlier this year when the budget Irish beauty brand's foundation was used in the KUWTK promo shots for season 16. When it comes to foundations, you don't really have to spend loads, unless you want some all-singing, all-dancing, multi-tasker - and let's be honest, most foundations are good to your skin these days … [Read more...]

Disney x MAC Maleficent Mistress of Evil Get The Look

Who wouldn't want to look like Angelina Joli? Well, now you can...kind of! You can look like Maleficent anyway at least, thanks to MAC who celebrate Disney's most wickedly beautiful villain with everything you need to recreate her iconic look. The new Maleficent: Mistress of Evil movie is out on October 18, a long-awaited sequel to the 2014 hit. The classic Maleficent look is perfect for Halloween, and simple to achieve with just a few … [Read more...]

MONAT launches skincare range in UK

I'm never sure how I feel about direct selling companies, having had some pretty awful reactions to, and interactions with, Arbonne in the past. I had never heard of MONAT until recently. American, they've been trading for five years and started as a haircare company. They recently branched out into skincare, and it's been a massive hit, apparently. It's a fairly all-encompassing line, catering to the needs of all customers, regardless of … [Read more...]

Perfectly Primed with REN

REN launched the Perfect Canvas Clean Primer last month, and if you are in the market for a new primer, then this one is worth a look. It's weightless, silicone-free, and doesn't sit on the skin like some do,  but sinks in beautifully upon application. You only need a couple of drops, and you should massage it in until fully absorbed, after your moisturiser and SPF, before applying your makeup. Ensure full-face coverage for best … [Read more...]

Big Beauty Deals for Autumn on 5pm

The nights are fair drawing in! Well, they will be come the end of the month anyway. It's well and truly Autumn now, so why not chase away the cold with a beauty treat? There are loads of deals on 5pm Spa and Beauty to indulge in  - from Shellac manicures to Spa days. With Prosecco, of course. Here's a wee look at just a few of them on the site at the moment. Let's start with the prosecco. Spa + Prosecco, to be precise, at Fairmont St … [Read more...]

Max Factor Miracle Sculpting Wands

Contouring/highlighting is basically mainstream makeup skills now, right? But also quite dodgy if not done properly. A quick scour of the internet will throw up all sorts of Metal Mickey highlighting disasters, and over-zealous contouring! It's not that easy to do, despite the gazillion online tutorials. That's probably why I only bother with a wee bit of highlighter on my cheeks on a night out, and maybe a tiny touch on the tip of my nose - I … [Read more...]