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Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Random | 0 comments

How to lose the baby weight with Slendertoxtea

How to lose the baby weight with Slendertoxtea

It’s now almost a year since I gave birth to my fantastic baby daughter (where does that time go?) and despite my best intentions to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight as quickly as possible it got to the Summer and I was still a good few pounds above where I wanted to be. I had put on about two stone whilst I was pregnant and about half of that disappeared when I gave birth. I continued to drop another few pounds in the first few weeks of motherhood – partly from breastfeeding and partly from a nasty kidney infection which floored me for a couple of weeks – but then came Christmas and I couldn’t resist indulging, particularly in alcohol which I’d been avoiding for nine months! So a few pounds crept back on and then despite a few attempts in 2016 to eat healthily I hovered around the same weight, feeling stuck. I needed something to give me a bit of a push in the right direction...

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Makeup, Random, Skincare | 0 comments

Best Friend Bargains!

Best Friend Bargains!

I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog name Beauty Best Friend recently. I chose the name as I wanted to be someone my readers could trust and confide in. I wanted to share my beauty tips and recommendations with my readers like I would with my best friends. So in my role as your new (Beauty) Best Friend each weekend I will be sharing a small selection of special beauty offers with my Facebook and Twitter followers, and calling them my Best Friend Bargains! I carried out a trial last weekend, sharing four fantastic make-up deals from Escentual. The offers were mainly half price make-up discounts and got lots of interest, particularly on Twitter. So keep an eye out on my Beauty Best Friend Facebook and Twitter pages over the coming weekends for some not-to-be-missed special offers. Sometimes the Best Friend Bargains will be all from one shop, sometimes I’ll mix it up a bit and they’ll be from different suppliers. I’ll promote a mixture of skincare, make-up, haircare products,...

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Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Random | 2 comments

How to design your blogger business cards

How to design your blogger business cards

“Hi, my name’s Laura and I’m a beauty blogger”… *hands out a business card* This has been me ever since I received these amazing business cards* from Aura Print last week! Over the past year I’ve been attending blogger events and handing out my own handmade business cards that I made using a heart stamp and coloured pens – creative and fun but not very professional. So when I was contacted by Aura Print to see if I wanted my very own high quality printed business cards I jumped at the chance. Aura Print is an online print specialist based in Huddersfield (not too far from me, I’m in York) and I love to work with local businesses whenever possible. As well as business cards they offer a huge range of flyers, stickers, PVC banners and other printed media. So if you’re a blogger and thinking of designing or ordering some business cards of your own what do you need to consider? You want your logo or some other...

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Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Random | 4 comments

Merry Christmas from Beauty Best Friend!

Merry Christmas from Beauty Best Friend!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of my readers and to wish you all a big Merry Christmas! I know I’m a few days early but I’m taking a couple of weeks break from blogging over the festive period. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in September, and whilst motherhood has actually been easier (so far!) than I expected it to be I still need a bit of time to recharge my batteries. Plus, I want to completely immerse myself in her first Christmas and spend lots of time with family and friends without having to think about where my next blog post is coming from! 2015 has been a very special year for me – I’ve become a mummy and my blog is becoming more and more popular. I hope that 2016 will be just as good! I’ll be back in the New Year with lots of new blog posts, product reviews and useful beauty tips. Until then, have a very Merry...

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Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Bath & Body, Random | 0 comments

Valley Mill – Soy Wax Melts & Natural Soap

Valley Mill – Soy Wax Melts & Natural Soap

I love natural bodycare and room fragrance, and if it’s handmade in the UK then all the better! Valley Mill make a wide range of natural products in Wales and they also sell a selection of quality homeware products from other like-minded Welsh manufacturers. They sent me this Natural Soap* and a pack of their Natural Soy Wax Melts* to try out… Valley Mill Natural Soap with Grapefruit & Fennel – these soaps are made with 100% natural Shea Butter and Coconut Oil in Wales. I chose the Grapefruit & Fennel one as I thought it sounded lovely and zesty, there are 5 other variations including Orange & Cinnamon which would be great for Christmas time. The soap is very rustic looking with rough edges and blemished surface but this adds to the handmade charm. It’s made in a block of two colours – dark brown at the top and green on the bottom. I think it looks a bit like a huge piece of fudge! It has a...

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Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Random | 0 comments

SWIG Hip Flask

SWIG Hip Flask

Yes, I know, you might not want to hear the C word just yet but if you’re anything like me you’ll already be planning what gifts you’re going to buy for your friends and family this Christmas. There’s always that one person on your gift list that’s really hard to buy for – either they haven’t got any interests or hobbies or they’ve already got everything they want. So when I heard about SWIG Hip Flasks I thought this would be a perfect present! A British brand set up in North London in 2013, SWIG produce luxury hip flasks that are designed to last for generations, there’s a lovely story on the SWIG website describing the trials and tribulations of setting up the business – well worth a read! I was sent the SWIG Executive Moulded Orange Flask* from the SWIG Executive range. Of course ‘orange’ describes the pouch rather than the hip flask itself – all SWIG hip flasks are made from seamless stainless steel and have a...

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Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in Random | 0 comments

Magazine subscriptions from www.magazine.co.uk

Magazine subscriptions from www.magazine.co.uk

I’ve got something a bit different for you today, I want to tell you about magazine subscriptions from magazine.co.uk. If you’re anything like me you’ll be already starting to think about possible Christmas presents for friends and family, and a magazine subscription is a great option for anyone. At magazine.co.uk there are hundreds of magazines to choose from, for all ages – women’s magazines, men’s magazines, magazines for kids. No matter what they’re into there’s something they’ll love – technology, fashion, cooking, crafts, the list is endless! I’ve recently subscribed to Red magazine*, a monthly women’s mag ‘for the best things in life’. Topics include fashion, living, culture and something that’s very close to my heart – beauty! At £4 a copy of Red every month for a year would cost £48, but magazine.co.uk are offering an annual subscription for just £25! That’s not the only great offer, subscriptions to Moneywise and Auto Express start from JUST £1! Or spend just £5 for a subscription to Men’s Fitness or...

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Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Random | 7 comments

eBay Owl/Fox Handbag

eBay Owl/Fox Handbag

I just couldn’t resist sharing this cute handbag that I purchased from eBay recently! I’m not quite sure if it’s supposed to be an owl or a fox, but both are currently in fashion and I just think it’s so cute! The press stud on it’s little nose unfastens to open up the bag, and whilst there are no separate pockets inside it’s quite a decent size to fit your everyday essentials in. The strap is quite a good length, and it’s adjustable too using buckles so you could wear it across the body or over one shoulder. It looks a bit like leather although I think it’s probably made from plastic given the cheap price! But it’s good value, and it comes in 6 different colours. I went for the orange as I think that’s the most fox-like colour, but I think the brown looks good too. I’ve already had lots of positive comments when I’ve been using my fox/owl bag, it’s the perfect size to use when meeting...

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