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Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Bath & Body, Skincare | 0 comments

Look Fantastic October Beauty Box – Limited Edition 1/3

Look Fantastic October Beauty Box – Limited Edition 1/3

I thought September’s Look Fantastic Beauty Box was good, but I was even more pleased with this October box due to the range of top brands included inside. This is the first of three Christmas 2015 Limited Edition Beauty Boxes* from Look Fantastic, available throughout October. With contents worth over £50 each monthly box contains around seven sample-size beauty products, making it a great way to try out new brands. Read on to discover more about the Beauty Box… The box itself is a thing of beauty, it’s a white cardboard box with a golden geometric print design on the lid and lined with blue tissue paper. It contains 7 products – a selection of skincare, bodycare and haircare products – all from top name brands. So, what was inside the first Look Fantastic Christmas 2015 Beauty Box? Nuxe Reve De Miel Hand & Nail Cream – ‘Reve de Miel’ translates from French as ‘Dream of Honey’ and this rich Hand & Nail Cream has been developed to repair, nourish and protect dry and damaged...

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

No more stretch marks with Mama Mio!

No more stretch marks with Mama Mio!

Being pregnant and having a new baby are stressful enough times without having to worry about stretch marks. I’ve recently given birth to a baby girl and despite religiously applying creams and butters to my tummy every night I have been left with a few small red stretch marks around my belly button. Thankfully there’s not many of them and they’re not too obvious, but it would be nice to get rid of them so that I can wear a bikini again. So what are stretch marks?  Stretch marks are streaks or lines that appear on the skin and they’re caused by rapid expansion of the skin when the middle layer of skin (dermis) breaks in places, allowing the deeper layers to show through. They start off as pink or purple lines and eventually fade to a silvery white colour, and they’re most common on the tummy, buttocks, breasts and thighs. Stretch marks are particularly common during pregnancy (about 8 out of 10 expectant mothers get some) usually appearing...

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Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Roger & Gallet – Gingembre Rouge Sorbet Body Lotion

Roger & Gallet – Gingembre Rouge Sorbet Body Lotion

I’ve got another Roger & Gallet product review for you today, it’s Sorbet Body Lotion* from the Gingembre Rouge collection. I previously reviewed the citrusy Cedrat Sorbet Body Lotion last Christmas and really liked it, so I was really looking forward to trying out this candy pink variety. The Body Lotion itself is a pearlised white cream – it’s just the bottle that is pink – but it’s actually nice that it doesn’t have any colourings added. ‘Gingembre Rouge’ translates from French as ‘red ginger’, although personally I don’t think that the fragrance is at all gingery, it’s more fruity with a sweet spicy undertone. The ingredients do include extract of Ginger Root though, plus nourishing Aloe Vera and Pomegranate Oil which is probably where the fruitiness comes from. The Sorbet Body Lotion feels light and refreshing on the skin, perfect for the warmer Summer months, and the tiny pearl flecks within the lotion leave a radiance on the surface of the skin. To build up the fragrance you...

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Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

Yogandha – Balance Roll-On Body Oil

Yogandha – Balance Roll-On Body Oil

If you’re a regular reader of Beauty Best Friend blog you may have noticed that I’ve been AWOL for a few days – that’s because I’ve been busy with other things… Two weeks ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter, so blogging has had to take a back seat for a few days whilst I take care of her and we try to get into a routine. I was also struck down by a kidney infection which was the last thing I needed, but luckily I’m feeling much better now and we’re starting to get into some kind of a routine. A few days before I gave birth I was sent this Roll-On Body Oil* from Yogandha and it couldn’t have come at a better time! Available in three scents I chose the Balance variety to help balance and normalise my hormones after having a baby – the other two fragrances are stress relieving Ground and uplifting Salute. All of Yogandha’s wellness oils are 100% natural, vegan and...

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Botanicals – Orange Blossom Body Balm

Botanicals – Orange Blossom Body Balm

If you’re a regular reader of Beauty Best Friend then you’ll know that one of my favourite skincare brands is Botanicals. All of Botanicals’ products are blended by hand in rural England and contain no no petrochemicals or synthetic additives. Botanicals say their aim is ‘to provide a range of personal care products which are as close to nature as possible’ and their products are approved by the Soil Association, are suitable for vegans and are never tested on animals. I’ve tried a few of their facial skincare products over the past year and been really impressed with all of them, for example Nourishing Face Balm is a great natural moisturiser. Orange Blossom Body Balm is the first bodycare product I’ve tried from Botanicals, it’s a conditioning and nourishing natural balm that helps soften the skin and supports the skin’s natural ability to heal and regenerate new skin cells. The ingredients include shea butter, cold pressed jojoba oil and a selection of natural essential oils. The full list of...

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Random | 0 comments

My Little Box – August 2015

My Little Box – August 2015

Today I have another My Little Box review for you, this one is for the August box and for once it’s on time! I received the August box last week and in my opinion it was another good one! The theme was My Little Gypset Box… I’d never heard of the word ‘gypset’ but according to the dictionary it relates to a ‘modern nomadic lifestyle’ and the products inside this month’s box are all geared around an easy lifestyle with a bohemian twist. If you’ve never heard of My Little Box it’s a quirky monthly beauty box that offers something a bit different, including their own range of make-up ‘My Little Beauty’, a proper readable mini magazine in each box, plus exciting little non-beauty extras – past examples have included jewellery, stationery and T-shirts. So, what was inside My Little Gypset Box in August….? I’ll start with the beauty products as these were my favourite items inside August’s box. There was a mini Korres Basil Lemon Body Milk, this is a...

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

Roger & Gallet – Bienfaits Invigorating Shower Gel

Roger & Gallet – Bienfaits Invigorating Shower Gel

‘Bienfaits’ is French for ‘benefits’, and this shower gel from Roger & Gallet has been designed to give your skin just that. I’ve already tried their Bienfaits Hand & Nail Cream and really liked it so I was looking forward to trying this Bienfaits Invigorating Shower Gel*. The product itself is a clear gel with a nice sharp citrusy scent, it contains essences of blood orange, mandarin and lemon which is where the zingy scent comes from and it’s the perfect shower gel to use in a morning to help wake you up in the shower. Not only is this Roger & Gallet shower gel invigorating, it also contains soothing aloe vera to help moisturise skin naturally. The formula is soap-free and also free of sulphates, parabens and colours – I always try to avoid sulphates in shower products if I can as I have a rather sensitive scalp which reacts to certain sulphate ingredients. Despite being soap-free and sulphate-free the Bienfaits Invigorating Shower Gel gives quite a good lather...

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Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Random | 0 comments

My Little Box – July 2015

My Little Box – July 2015

Apologies, once again the My Little Box review is a bit late, I’ve been experimenting with my new DSLR camera and it took me a while to learn how to edit the images. Sadly the last couple of boxes have been disappointing for me, but I love this one, the theme is Road Trip…. think freedom, holidays and easy-to-use products! If you’ve never heard of My Little Box it’s a quirky monthly beauty box that offers something a bit different, including their own range of make-up ‘My Little Beauty’, a proper readable mini magazine in each box, plus exciting little non-beauty extras – past examples have included jewellery, stationery and T-shirts. So, what was inside My Little Road Trip Box in July….? I’ll start with the beauty products as these were my favourite items inside July’s box. There was a full size Essie nail polish in ‘Time For Me Time’, it’s a very pale pink and I painted this onto my nails within about half an hour of receiving the...

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