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Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

The Body Shop launch Oils Of Life

The Body Shop launch Oils Of Life

This week The Body Shop® have launched the new Oils Of Life range, a collection of skincare products that all contain a blend of three natural oils – black cumin seed oil, rosehip seed oil and camellia seed oil – known for their supreme revitalising and repairing properties on skin. I’ve been lucky enough to try out a selection of the Oils Of Life products, using them for the past week, and I’ve been pretty impressed so far. Here’s what I think… The Body Shop® Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Essence Lotion – this is a bi-phase lotion which means that it contains both oil and water which separate out when it has been left to stand. I think the proportion of oil to water is fairly small though as the oil only takes up a centimetre or so of space at the top of the bottle. This lotion should be used a bit like a toner, you use it on a cotton wool pad after cleansing to remove the last...

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Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Makeup | 4 comments

2True Cosmetics launch new UK website – plus 10% discount

2True Cosmetics launch new UK website – plus 10% discount

To help celebrate the launch of 2True Cosmetics’ new UK website they sent me this collection of make-up goodies to try out. I’d never heard of the brand before, but found out that they are a budget brand whose products are available at Superdrug (sadly not my local store). With prices starting at £1.99 for a nail polish or a black mascara their competition are other budget brands such as Makeup Revolution, W7 and MUA. I was sent a total of 9 make-up products and I’ve been using them for the past couple of weeks, and I have to say that I’m really impressed so far… 2True Fast Dry Colour Quick Nail Polish* – I’m going to start off talking about these cute nail polishes as I think they’re great. Shade 21 is a bright peppermint green and Shade 23 is a pastel blue and they go so well together as you can see from the image below: The brushes inside the bottles are flat making it easy to apply the...

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Somerset Toiletry Company – Website Relaunch

Somerset Toiletry Company – Website Relaunch

To celebrate the relaunch of their website Somerset Toiletry Company were kind enough to send me a trio of bodycare products to try out. Somerset Toiletry Company is the home of 5 brands – Gardener’s Therapy, Aromas Artesanales De Antigua, Greenscape, Tropical Fruits and Naturally European. Regular readers of Beauty Best Friend may remember that I have previously reviewed Greenscape Organic Cocoa Butter Foaming Hand Wash and a couple of the Naturally European Luxury Hand Wash range – Rose Petal and my favourite Ginger & Lime. The Naturally European, Gardener’s Therapy and Greenscape ranges are all completely free from SLS and Parabens and all use natural ingredients. My favourite of the three products is Naturally European Verbena Luxury Hand Cream*. This thick, rich white hand cream contains 20% shea butter and has a heavenly citrusy lemon scent – it really reminds me of L’Occitane Verbena Moisturising Hand Lotion, except this one is much richer (and cheaper!). As the Verbena Luxury Hand Cream is so rich you only need a...

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Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

UK Launch of Essence Make-Up

UK Launch of Essence Make-Up

Essence make-up has been around overseas since 2002 but has only recently been launched in the UK. Unfortunately I was unable to make it to their launch party but I was kindly sent a selection of Essence make-up to try. My first impressions of Essence is good, the products and packaging remind me a bit of Rimmel London and I feel they are aimed at girls aged 12-18 although they would suit anyone looking for make-up on a budget. I will be reviewing 3 Essence make-up products today, and I have another couple of items (including a glitter nail varnish) that I will be reviewing over the coming weeks. The first product that I tried was Essence Pureskin Anti-Spot Moisturizing Make-Up*, a light foundation designed to help fight spots and blackheads which contains Clearderm Complex that fights spots and also zinc and bisabolol which help speed up the healing process. The product is fairly light, a bit like a cross between a foundation and a tinted moisturiser and it...

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