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The Body Shop Autumn Blogger Event 2017

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Skincare | 2 comments

So a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to The Body Shop® blogger event at my local store in Coppergate, York. It had been organised by blogger Indigo Rosee, in collaboration with the store. The evening had been set up to showcase the new limited edition Christmas make-up collection and also promote the huge sale that the store had on. There were some amazing deals! We were welcomed with prosecco and nibbles and then had a few minutes to browse the store and take some photos. I received a great demonstration of the new make-up products which include 2 shades of cosmetic glitter in...

5 of the best… Hot Cloth Cleansers

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Skincare | 17 comments

So today I’m starting a new feature called ‘5 of the best…’ where I’ll do a quick review of my 5 favourite items in a specific category and explain why I like them and who each one would suit. My first review in the ‘5 of the best’ series is Hot Cloth Cleansers. What is a Hot Cloth Cleanser? Hot Cloth Cleansers are a fairly new popular way of cleansing the face, whereby you apply the thick creamy cleanser to your skin and then remove it with warm water using a soft bamboo or cotton face cloth that is provided with the product. Why do I need a Hot...

£10 OFF your first order at Feel Unique

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Bath & Body, Haircare, Makeup, Nails & Nail Art, Random, Skincare | 11 comments

We all love getting something for nothing don’t we. So I’m going to tell you how you can get a huge £10 OFF your first order at Feel Unique! Who are Feel Unique? If you’ve never heard of Feel Unique it’s Europe’s largest online beauty retailer, offering over 500 brands – many of them household names but there are some new emerging brands too. It’s a one stop shop for make-up, skincare, haircare, healthy living, beauty electricals and gifts, and it caters for both women and men. I’ve been buying make-up and skincare from Feel Unique for years, I love that their standard delivery is FREE with order over...

Get the lowdown now on emerging organic skincare brand

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Skincare | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I was contacted by new skincare brand Sapphire Organic Skincare asking if I’d try out their products. I’m such an advocate of independent natural & organic skincare brands, I don’t like using products that contain nasty chemicals – including parabens, mineral oil, sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) – these are all ingredients that I try to avoid where I can. The branding has a bit of a way to go I think. The name Sapphire doesn’t stand out,  and there are no directions on the labels explaining how to use the products. The printing on the labels smudges when you touch them with product on your...

Why it’s time for change at Beauty Best Friend

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Random | 14 comments

Change is in the air here at Beauty Best Friend HQ. Since having my daughter almost 2 years ago my blog has had to take a bit of a back seat while I learned how to be a mummy. I’ve been busy changing nappies, reading Peppa Pig and pureeing vegetables, and whilst it’s been enjoyable most of the time I’m looking forward to getting back to work when my little one starts pre-school in a couple of weeks. I’ve recently completed the Turn Your Dreams Into Money blog course from Emma Drew, which has been fantastically motivating. I think I’d lost sight of where I wanted Beauty Best Friend...

How to earn £100,000 from your blog

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Random | 30 comments

It may look like things have been pretty quiet here at Beauty Best Friend for the past few weeks, but actually big things are afoot! I’ve been taking Emma Drew’s Turn Your Dreams Into Money blogging course, and I have to say it’s really changed the way I look at blogging. I’ve been blogging for over 4 years now and whilst I know a little bit about lots of aspects of blogging I really wanted my blog to work a lot harder for me and…. well…. start earning me a bit of money. It sounds wrong to say it out loud. Ultimately I started writing Beauty Best Friend because...

Looking for an outstanding organic moisturiser with SPF?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Skincare | 12 comments

Over the past year or so I’ve been trying to replace all of my everyday skincare and bodycare products with those that are more natural, choosing organic where I can. One area where I’ve struggled a bit is with moisturiser that contains an SPF, I always try to wear an SPF on my face, even in Winter. I have feint dark pigment marks around my eyes (these got worse when I was pregnant but have thankfully calmed down a lot now) and these get much darker when I’ve been in natural daylight. My old favourite moisturiser was Clarins HydraQuench Lotion which I reviewed back in 2013 and as much as...

Get inspired with Beauty Best Friend on Pinterest!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Random | 2 comments

So I’ve been an avid Pinterest user for quite a few years now, mainly bookmarking quirky craft projects, pretty tattoo designs, party ideas and the occasional cute cat photo (obvs). But since I started Beauty Best Friend I’ve also used it as inspiration for nail art, eye make-up, essential oil blends and lots more beauty and wellbeing uses. There are literally millions of amazing images and useful articles out there on Pinterest just waiting to be found and I find that mindblowing! How often have I thought ‘Oh I’ll just spend 5 minutes on Pinterest looking for xyz’ and then an hour later I’ve gone off at a tangent...

3 steps to firmer skin with luxurious new products from The Body Shop

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

So I’ve got a review today about some products that I know you’re going to be very excited about. When I posted a sneak peek of these new products on Twitter a couple of weeks ago things went crazy and my tweet had more likes and retweets than any I’d ever posted before! It’s the brand new Firming Ritual from The Body Shop® Spa Of The World™ collection and it was only launched in shops on 18th July 2017. I really love the new collections that The Body Shop® have brought out over the past couple of years, one of my favourites is Oils Of Life that launched in...

Soft & Gentle bring out a new paraben free deodorant

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

You may have read some of the scary research recently that links parabens (a preservative ingredient found in loads of health and beauty products) with breast cancer, and whilst there is no evidence yet to prove that using parabens causes breast cancer more and more people are choosing to ditch parabens in favour of something more natural. I’m gradually trying to replace all of my old skincare and bodycare products with natural alternatives so that my body comes into contact with less parabens and other nasty chemicals. One of the types of products which seems to be very late to the natural table is deodorant, there isn’t a wide variety...