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Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Makeup, Random, Skincare | 0 comments

Best Friend Bargains!

Best Friend Bargains!

I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog name Beauty Best Friend recently. I chose the name as I wanted to be someone my readers could trust and confide in. I wanted to share my beauty tips and recommendations with my readers like I would with my best friends. So in my role as your new (Beauty) Best Friend each weekend I will be sharing a small selection of special beauty offers with my Facebook and Twitter followers, and calling them my Best Friend Bargains! I carried out a trial last weekend, sharing four fantastic make-up deals from Escentual. The offers were mainly half price make-up discounts and got lots of interest, particularly on Twitter. So keep an eye out on my Beauty Best Friend Facebook and Twitter pages over the coming weekends for some not-to-be-missed special offers. Sometimes the Best Friend Bargains will be all from one shop, sometimes I’ll mix it up a bit and they’ll be from different suppliers. I’ll promote a mixture of skincare, make-up, haircare products,...

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Haircare | 0 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY Daeng Gi Meo Ri – Oriental Special Shampoo

KOREAN BEAUTY Daeng Gi Meo Ri – Oriental Special Shampoo

I am currently taking part in an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique. Today I am reviewing another haircare product from Korean beauty brand Daeng Gi Meo Ri, a couple of months ago I reviewed their Ja Dam Hwa Scalp & Hair Cleansing Treatment. Daeng Gi Meo Ri specialise in herbal shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments and this is their Oriental Special Shampoo* gift pack. The box is really large and contains two bottles of the shampoo – a large 500ml pump bottle and a smaller travel sized 145ml bottle. I think this would make a really nice gift, given that it comes gift boxed. The shampoo itself is quite thick and brown. All of the ingredients and directions on the back of...

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Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Haircare, Skincare | 1 comment

GIVEAWAY – Look Fantastic 1st Birthday Beauty Box

GIVEAWAY – Look Fantastic 1st Birthday Beauty Box

THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED. Wow, look at the contents of this Look Fantastic 1st Birthday Beauty Box*! Look Fantastic is one of the leading online British beauty retailers and they produce a monthly beauty box full of goodies. I was lucky enough to receive one of their September 1st Birthday boxes full of amazing skincare and haircare products worth £55. Read on to discover what was inside, and find out how you could WIN your very own 1st Birthday Beauty Box as I have one to give away… The Beauty Box is a thing of beauty, it’s a white cardboard box with bright sparkly hundreds and thousands printed onto it and lined with blue tissue paper. It contains 8 (yes, 8!) products, which is at least 2 or 3 more than most beauty boxes that are available at the moment. This month they were a selection of skincare and haircare products from leading brands. I would have maybe liked to see a make-up item or two to mix...

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Haircare | 0 comments

NEW! TIGI Bed Head launches Joyride

NEW! TIGI Bed Head launches Joyride

Yesterday, 1st September 2015, marked the launch of Joyride – the new Powder Primer Balm (PP Balm) from TIGI’s Bed Head range. Joyride primes the hair with a fine, invisible powder that adds texture and grip, plus it also defrizzes and smoothes flyaway hair. Joyride can be used it on its own for styling, or as a primer before using other styling products. For best results it should be applied through the middle and lengths of damp hair to provide a soft texture, making the hair easier to style. I received a sample of Joyride* PP Balm a couple of weeks ago, you may have seen the teaser image I posted on Twitter as I wasn’t allowed to properly talk about the new product until after its launch… I have to admit I don’t normally use many styling products other than a bit of smoothing serum so I don’t have much to compare Joyride to, but after using my sample my hair did seem to resist frizz better than it would do usually after straightening....

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Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Haircare | 4 comments

Batiste Dry Shampoo – Tropical

Batiste Dry Shampoo – Tropical

I’ve reviewed a few of the different ‘flavours’ of Batiste Dry Shampoo over the past couple of years, including the Light & Blonde variety. Dry Shampoo really is a lifesaver product and I’m never without a can on my dressing table – and I always go for Batiste as it’s the original, traditional dry shampoo. If you’ve never tried dry shampoo before it absorbs grease from the surface of your hair, helping to remove the shiny look of hair that could do with a wash, and it also adds texture and volume to freshly washed hair ideal if you want to create an up-do. In my opinion Batiste is the only brand of dry shampoo to buy, it’s been around forever and there’s a variety to suit everyone. I decided to choose the Tropical scented option last week when I purchased my latest can of Batiste Dry Shampoo. It’s described as ‘coconut & exotic’ and it certainly is that! It’s very highly perfumed with coconut and smells just like a desert island!...

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Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Haircare | 2 comments

Benecos – Shampoo for Silky Hair

Benecos – Shampoo for Silky Hair

You may have read some of my reviews of SLS-free shampoos in the past, for example this Sensitive Shampoo from Lavera, and know that I suffer from a very sensitive and itchy scalp. I’ve narrowed the cause down to the ingredients in shampoo and conditioner and now I always choose haircare products that are free of sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) and that contain as many natural ingredients as possible. Benecos is a brand that I haven’t tried before, the name means literally means ‘good cosmetics’ – in Latin the word ‘bene’ means ‘good’. All of their products are free of parabens & silicones etc, contain 100% natural and organic ingredients and are certified vegan. I’ve been using their Shampoo for Silky Hair* for almost three weeks now, the ingredients include organic Apple Flower Extract. The shampoo is quite runny and an opaque golden colour, very much like runny honey. It has a gentle sweet scent too that I really like. The only problem is that as it’s quite runny you need...

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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Haircare | 8 comments

Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Cherry

Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Cherry

I’m a massive fan of the lifesaver product that is Batiste Dry Shampoo. I have already reviewed the ‘Clean and Classic Original’ variety and the Light & Blonde variant. Today I am reviewing the fruity and cheeky Cherry fragranced version. Batiste Dry Shampoo works by absorbing the oil on the surface of the hair, you just spray it sparingly over dry hair and then style as normal – only make sure you don’t apply too much as it can leave hair looking a bit ‘talcy’. The Cherry is the same as the original one except that it has the lovely fragrance of cherries – the fragrance is fairly strong when you first spray it, but it fades quickly leaving a gentle sweet scent in your hair. The only downside with Batiste Dry Shampoo is that the spray is rather violent and loud (and scares my cats!), I would prefer a more gentle spray like you get from a hairspray can. I love the retro design on the can and the logo. Batiste Dry...

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Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Haircare | 2 comments

Save The Blow Dry – Turquoise Shower Cap

Save The Blow Dry – Turquoise Shower Cap

A few months ago I was lucky enough to be able to try out and review a revolutionary new shower cap, Save The Blow Dry. Dubbed ‘the queen of shower caps’ the new quirky pink bathroom accessory had been developed to zap humidity and condensation, bathroom-proofing hair to leave it dry and bouncy. Plus, this new shower cap is large enough to protect even the longest and thickest of styles. You can read my full review of Save The Blow Dry here. So, “What’s new?” I hear you ask. Well, the lovely people over at Save The Blow Dry have only gone and made their ground-breaking shower cap in turquoise!! The image above shows the new turquoise Save The Blow Dry shower cap* in all it’s glory. It’s a lovely bright colour and perfect for anyone who doesn’t like pink, or even men who want to protect their perfectly blow-dried styles whilst in the shower. Now there’s no point in me going over old ground, I’ve already spoken about...

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