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

£10 OFF your first order at Feel Unique

£10 OFF your first order at Feel Unique

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 £15 and they’ve always got offers and discounts on which means I can buy more for my money. Their brands include Illamasqua, Benefit, Clinique, theBalm, Fake Bake, Lancome, Sleek, Ciate and Zoella Beauty to name just a few. How to claim It’s simple. As a valued Feel Unique customer and beauty blogger I’ve been given this discount to share with...

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

Why it’s time for change at Beauty Best Friend

Why it’s time for change at Beauty Best Friend

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 to go and was just plodding on writing the occasional product review, but the course has given me some direction and I’ve got lots of new things planned over the coming months. One thing I would like to know is what YOU, my readers, want from Beauty Best Friend? I’d love to hear from you to find out how often...

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Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Random | 28 comments

How to earn £100,000 from your blog

How to earn £100,000 from your blog

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 I enjoy talking about make-up, but given all the time and effort that I put into it I thought it would be nice to start earning some real money from it. I’ve used affiliate links and Google AdSense for a good while now but never really put much thought into it and I’d only earned a few pounds here and...

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

Get inspired with Beauty Best Friend on Pinterest!

Get inspired with Beauty Best Friend on Pinterest!

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 and found all sorts of weird and wonderful images and articles that I’ve bookmarked for later? Over the past few months I’ve pinned lots of my favourite Beauty Best Friend blog posts onto categorised Pinterest boards including My Best Make-up Blog Posts and My Best Bodycare Blog Posts. It’s a great way of seeing all of the content I’ve created...

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Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Bath & Body, Random, Skincare | 0 comments

What I got up to at the LUSH York reopening event

What I got up to at the LUSH York reopening event

LUSH is one of those brands that I’ve dabbled with but never really fully immersed myself in. I have to admit that I’m sometimes put off going into the stores by the strong scent that comes wafting out of the doors, and I’m not really a bath bomb fan either, which is kind of LUSH’s big thing. However I have read great reviews of loads of their products and they have great ethics when it comes to animal testing and using natural products – last year I reviewed a LUSH fresh facemask, Cosmetic Warrior, and it’s innovations like this that are totally different and where LUSH really stands out from its competitors. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the big reopening event of the LUSH store in York. The store had been closed for a few weeks while it was being refurbished and I was very excited to see the result. We were welcomed to the store with drinks and a welcome speech from the store manager....

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Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Random | 14 comments

How to make easy extra money online every month

How to make easy extra money online every month

  As a beauty blogger I end up spending a lot of my disposable income on skincare and make-up…. plus haircare, nail polish, supplements, fragrance, the list goes on. All in the name of blogging, obvs! (Well, that’s what I like to tell myself.) Anyway, I like to supplement my monthly spending by making a bit of extra money on the side. As I have a toddler to look after I don’t have a lot of spare time, so these are all quick and easy methods of making money that you can do online in your own time. Prolific Academic Prolific Academic is a survey website, and it’s my favourite. It’s easy to earn £30 or more each month using Prolific Academic and unlike other survey sites it only shows you the surveys that you’re eligible for so you don’t spend ages answering questions only to find out you’ve been screened out. Some of the surveys take as little as 2 minutes, other takes slightly longer, but it tells...

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Random | 0 comments

Is this the most beautiful tablet case ever?

Is this the most beautiful tablet case ever?

As a beauty blogger I’m never far away from my iPad – drafting posts, researching products, reading other blogs, online shopping. You name it, my iPad helps me do it! Getting so much use means my trusty companion needs a good case so it’s protected from spills, drops and being sat on by cats. This stunning Saffiano Zip Gold Tablet Case from Filofax does just the trick. You’ve heard of Filofax right? Are you thinking 1990s suited city workers carrying round a lofty and rather overstuffed organiser? Well think again, Filofax now offers a range of smart and stylish tablet cases, portfolios, notebooks and bags. I’m so in love with it, the Saffiano Zip Gold Tablet Case has loads of cool hidden features. The tablet clicks into the hard plastic holder that is attached in the lower half of the case, and then it can swivel 360 degrees so you can have the iPad flat on the desk in front of you, or swivel it and then turn the case...

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Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Random | 0 comments

A personal post – why I’ve been AWOL

A personal post – why I’ve been AWOL

So regular readers of Beauty Best Friend will know that I don’t really do personal blog posts…. but you might have also noticed that my posts and reviews have been rather few and far between during the past couple of months. So I wanted to give a quick update on what’s currently happening with my life, why I’ve been rather absent and what the future holds for my blog: After a busy Summer of blogging in September 2015 I gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter. My husband and I were very well prepared and organised for her arrival but what I wasn’t prepared for was just how much time a young child takes up. In the early days I was able to write blog posts while she slept (which wasn’t very much during the day, but she did sleep well at night) but as she’s got older I’ve found it more and more difficult to find the time to write blog posts and more specifically to take the...

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