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A facelift in a jar from Temple Spa

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Skincare | 0 comments

I’ve shared my feelings about Temple Spa before in my review of Repose Aromatherapy Resting Cream. Basically, my first experience was a very pushy salesperson at a wedding fair several years ago which really put me off the brand, and it took me a while to try their products again. But when I did I was really impressed, and I can honestly say that nothing I’ve reviewed since has disappointed me! Today I’m reviewing Temple Spa Trufflesque, an Ultra  Hydration & Radiance Masque for the face. Trufflesque aims to give hydration and radiance to the skin, and plumps to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a...

The best value make-up brushes around?

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Makeup | 4 comments

I’m a sucker for make-up brushes, I have jars full of them on my dressing table and still I can’t resist more! Particularly when they’re cruelty free, vegan friendly, handcrafted from 100% ethically sourced materials and OH so soft like this Face Brush Kit from So Eco. You may have seen the comparison I wrote last year between So Eco Blush Brush and another similar brush, and ever since I’ve been hooked on So Eco brushes. They really are so amazingly soft and beautiful and I think that the bamboo handles look so natural and pretty. The Face Brush Kit contains four brushes, from left to right in the photo...

How to make easy extra money online every month

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Random | 14 comments

  As a beauty blogger I end up spending a lot of my disposable income on skincare and make-up…. plus haircare, nail polish, supplements, fragrance, the list goes on. All in the name of blogging, obvs! (Well, that’s what I like to tell myself.) Anyway, I like to supplement my monthly spending by making a bit of extra money on the side. As I have a toddler to look after I don’t have a lot of spare time, so these are all quick and easy methods of making money that you can do online in your own time. Prolific Academic Prolific Academic is a survey website, and it’s my...

I took the Skinade 30-day trial…

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

Skinade is an anti-ageing skincare drink, it aims to increase skin hydration and radiance, plus reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. One of the main ingredients is collagen, a protein that naturally occurs in the body, it is responsible for skin support, firmness, elasticity, hydration, and the constant production of new skin cells. However as we grow older our body loses collagen, causing skin ageing which results in wrinkles, dry skin and fine lines. Other important ingredients in Skinade include Vitamin C and Vitamin B Complex. The Skinade drink should be taken once each day, and will start showing results after around a month. I was sent a...

Protect skin this Spring!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

So I know it’s still a long way off Summer but we’ve had a few bright days over the last week that suggest Spring is just around the corner. It doesn’t have to be the height of Summer for you to get sunburn, sometimes you can get caught when you’re least expecting it like on a breezy Spring day. We had a weekend away in the Peak District with family recently and I took ERiiS for Sun Latte Solare Sun Protection Milk with me to try it out. With one baby, one toddler and one dog we had lots of walking planned, and the weather was bright and sunny...

Introducing JK Mineral Make-Up

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Makeup | 1 comment

I adore mineral make-up. I like knowing that my make-up doesn’t contain lots of nasty chemicals, I like the feel of it on my skin, I like that it doesn’t clog my pores. So when I heard about a new brand of mineral make-up I was very much looking forward to trying it out. If you haven’t heard of mineral make-up before it’s made up of natural minerals such as zinc, talc and iron oxides, elements that occur naturally within the world. These minerals are ground down into tiny particles to create powder make-up, and they don’t require any nasty preservatives, perfumes or dyes. Mineral make-up is very quickly growing...

Embryolisse Complexion Correcting Care SPF20

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Makeup | 0 comments

I very rarely wear foundation, it’s usually only reserved for a very occasional big night out as I don’t like the way it makes my skin feel – all caked on, thick and leaving my skin struggling to breathe. My preferred go-to bases include tinted moisturisers, mineral powders and CC creams, products that are light and airy, giving sufficient coverage but letting some of my skin’s natural ‘personality’ shine through. In addition they’re usually quick and easy to apply, and I don’t have a lot of time in the morning. I’ve been trying out a CC Cream from cult brand Embryolisse, which aims to improve and treat skin whilst...

Relax with Botanicals organic body oil

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Regular readers of Beauty Best Friend will know that wherever possible I use organic bodycare products, and that I simply adore the organic brand Botanicals. A British brand whose aim is to create products ‘which are as close to nature as possible’, their bodycare and skincare is simply second to none and they’re certified by The Soil Association. Over the past couple of years I’ve tried several of their products including my favourite Cleansing Melt and I haven’t found anything that I don’t like yet! This month I’ve been trying their Deep Peace Aromatic Body Oil which arrived with me just at the right time – my husband had man...

What’s new from The Body Shop this Valentines Day?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Bath & Body, Skincare | 0 comments

You may have seen that a couple of weeks ago I featured the brand new Bowhanti perfume from The Body Shop® as my Perfume of The Day. Well today I’ve got a whole host of more brand news products from The Body Shop® to show you, and I think you’ll be impressed! First up is the new Almond Milk & Honey bodycare collection, newly released on Valentines Day! With almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, this range is perfect if you suffer from sensitive or dry skin. Almond oil helps to nourish whilst honey soothes, and they both smell fantastic too! I’ve been trying out...

Gentle skincare for you and your baby from Weleda

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

So I’m very careful about what I use on a regular basis on my skin, and I’m even more careful about what I use on my baby daughter. OK, so she’s not really a baby any more (she’s pretty much a toddler at 16 months old) but ever since she was born I’ve checked the ingredients of all the products that I’ve used in her bath. For a long time we exclusively used Burt’s Bees products from their Baby Bee range which are great for young skin, but now I’m starting to branch out and try other products. I was sent this Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash from Weleda...