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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 Sep 10, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #4

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #4

Welcome to the fourth episode of ‘The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick’! I am on the hunt… the hunt for the perfect pink lipstick that is ‘MLBB’ or ‘my lips but better’. You know, the sort of colour that looks from a distance like you’re not wearing lipstick, like you just have naturally pink, plump perfect lips. The sort of colour you can just slick on from the tube and doesn’t need painstaking application with liner and lipbrush. The sort of colour that looks like ‘my lips, but better’. This is the third lipstick that I have tested as part of my hunt – Joli Rouge lipstick in Petal Pink* from Clarins. I am a big user of Clarins skincare products, but I am ashamed to say that this is the first Clarins make-up item I have tried. Petal Pink looks quite a dark pink colour in the tube but the Joli Rouge lipsticks are creamy and sheer with a supple texture so it doesn’t translate as dark...

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Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Naturally European – Rose Petal Luxury Hand Wash

Naturally European – Rose Petal Luxury Hand Wash

I have recently purchased this Rose Petal Luxury Hand Wash from Naturally European to put by the sink in our downstairs toilet. I was searching for something fairly glamorous-looking with a pink label, not containing any parabens or SLS and not tested on animals – and this product fulfilled all my wishes! Naturally European’s products are all based on traditional fragrances, including rose petal, lavender, milk and verbena. I wanted a product that looked good by the sink and this doesn’t disappoint, I love the traditional style of the label. It’s a nice big 500ml bottle too so it will last for ages. A squirt of this hand wash is quite generous and it also gives a really good lather which can be quite rare with SLS-free products. I’m not usually a fan of rose fragrance as I feel it can seem quite dated and over-sweet, but this Rose Petal Luxury Hand Wash has a really nice delicate fragrance with an almost apple-y touch to it. If you prefer...

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