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

The best value make-up brushes around?

The best value make-up brushes around?

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 above they are: Round Foundation Brush A smallish face brush with a highly domed head, personally I use this brush to contour rather than to apply my foundation. This brush reminds me very much of the Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter brush which has something of a cult following, and it gets into any nooks and crannies, like the corners of the...

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Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

Docteur Renaud – Carrot Discovery Kit

Docteur Renaud – Carrot Discovery Kit

Earlier this year I reviewed the fabulous Carrot Scrub Detox from Docteur Renaud here on Beauty Best Friend blog. Docteur Renaud is a French natural cosmetology brand founded in 1947 and is now part of the Nuxe Group. The products all contain active ingredients taken from fruits, vegetables and flowers – some of which include raspberries, apricots, coconut and carrots. As I loved it so much I was recently sent this cute Carrot Discovery Kit* to try out as it contains two carrot moisturisers as well as the Carrot Scrub Detox. The kit, called ‘My Glowing Complexion Programme’, contains a 20ml tube of the Carrot Scrub Detox and mini 5ml samples of both Carrot Radiance Boost Day Cream and Carrot Renewing Night Cream, all nestled together inside a cardboard box decorated with carrots! I won’t go into full detail again about the Carrot Scrub Detox as you can read my full review here. I do have to say though that it’s a great exfoliator and it feels quite luxurious...

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Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Makeup | 3 comments

L.A.B.2 – Strokes Of Genius Brush Kit

L.A.B.2 – Strokes Of Genius Brush Kit

If you’ve never heard of L.A.B.2 it stands for ‘Live And Breathe Beauty’, and their philosophy is to provide ‘Luxe For Less’ which I for one am all in favour of! The L.A.B.2 range of brushes encompasses FiberLuxe™ Technology, synthetic bristles specially designed with the softest and highest quality filaments that enable superior pigment pick-up and release for even colour distribution. I was sent this great little eye make-up brush kit to try out, I’ve been using the brushes for around two weeks now to create various eye looks. The Strokes Of Genius Brush Kit* contains five eye make-up brushes, here’s a brief description of each brush and what it’s for (from top to bottom): Eyeshadow Brush – distributes colour evenly all over the lids, crease and brow bone. Brow & Eyeliner Brush – fills in brows and lines eyes for extra definition. Pointed Eyeliner Brush –  delivers a precise, firm, even line for either upper or lower lashline. Crease Brush – accentuates the crease and blends colours seamlessly together...

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Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Makeup, Skincare | 0 comments

Beauty Expert – Latest products & offers

Beauty Expert – Latest products & offers

Welcome to the second in my occasional series of posts looking at all the fab beauty products that are out there and particularly those that are on offer – who doesn’t love a discount?! This post is focusing on beauty specialists Beauty Expert – the main reason I love them (apart from the huge range of brands they offer) is that they offer FREE worldwide delivery, so no matter whether you just want one item or a whole haul, it won’t cost you any extra to have your beauty products delivered. There’s £20 OFF this Magnitone Lucid Facial Brush which aims to give you softer, brighter skin in as little as 7 days. It has 2 cleansing modes and is waterproof so you can use it in the shower, plus you get 2 weeks of use from just one charge. Pack includes worldwide charger and 12 month warranty. The Magnitone Lucid Facial Brush is priced at £49.99 (usual price £69.99) from Beauty Expert while stocks last. I love Nuxe...

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Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Makeup | 1 comment

Look Fantastic – Latest products & offers

Look Fantastic – Latest products & offers

This morning Beauty Best Friend reached 1,000 followers on Bloglovin *does a little dance*. So to celebrate I have decided to start an occasional series of posts looking at all the fab beauty products that are out there and particularly those that are on offer – who doesn’t love a discount?! This post is focusing on fab online British beauty boutique Look Fantastic – the main reason I love them (apart from the huge range of brands they offer) is that they offer FREE worldwide delivery, so no matter whether you just want one item or a whole haul, it won’t cost you any extra to have your beauty products delivered. Save 50% off this St. Tropez Ultimate Self Tan Kit, containing everything you need you need to achieve a beautiful, streak-free tan all year round. This great kit contains Self Tan Bronzing Mousse (120ml), Powder Bronzer (12g) and a Tan Applicator Mitt. Originally priced at £44 this St. Tropez Ultimate Self Tan Kit has 50% off and is...

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Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Bath & Body, Skincare | 2 comments

miamoo – travel goodies

miamoo – travel goodies

Today I am reviewing a travel set of skincare goodies from miamoo, a natural skincare brand created by runner-up of the first ever Apprentice series, Saira Khan. Saira set up miamoo after years of suffering with extremely dry and sensitive skin, and all of the products in the range can be used by both adults and children. The miamoo range uses natural ingredients such as chamomile, orange flower water and cocoa butter – and there are no nasties, the full range is free of parabens, sulfates and other chemical nasties that can irritate the skin. This little kit of travel goodies* from miamoo contains 6 skincare products, plus a soft flannel, all gathered together in a clear pouch. The overall kit is quite small and would fit nicely in a suitcase without taking up much room. Each product is only very small (the bottles are 30ml and the pot is 10ml) and probably won’t last very long, but they’re enough for a week away and you can always refill...

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

Benefit – Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

Benefit – Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

I’m a sucker for a make-up kit and I just ADORE Benefit’s make-up box collections. This one is Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit and it’s one of my favourites. It contains five of Benefit’s most popular products: High Beam – enhances the complexion with a luminescent shine Benetint – a ‘sexy flush in a bottle’ for lips and cheeks Sugarbomb powder and brush – creates a natural radiance for cheeks Sugarbomb Ultra Plush – a luxurious and silky lip gloss High Beam is one of Benefit’s bestsellers and it’s easy to see why. This satiny pink liquid highlighter can be used all over the face for a radiant glow, or just as a spot highlighter on cheekbones. See the swatch image below – I haven’t rubbed it in too much so you can clearly see the shimmer. I use this all the time, it’s lovely in Summer, and if you have a great complexion you can just wear a little High Beam on it’s own on your cheeks for a...

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Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Makeup | 4 comments

Benefit – Realness of Concealness

Benefit – Realness of Concealness

I just LOVE Benefit’s make-up kits, and Realness of Concealness is my favourite as it’s so dinky and cute and will fit easily in the pocket of a handbag. It contains five of Benefit’s most popular products: High Beam – enhances the complexion with a luminescent shine Lip Plump – primes and enhances lips Ooh La Lift – de-puffs and firms the under-eye area Lemon Aid – primes eyelids to hide discolouration Boi-ing – conceals dark circles and blemishes High Beam is one of Benefit’s bestsellers and it’s easy to see why. This satiny pink liquid highlighter can be used all over the face for a radiant glow, or just as a spot highlighter on cheekbones. See the swatch image below – I haven’t rubbed it in too much so you can clearly see the shimmer. I use this all the time, it’s lovely in Summer, and if you have a great complexion you can just wear a little High Beam on it’s own on your cheeks for a lovely Summery...

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