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Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Skincare | 3 comments

Olay – 2 in 1 Hydration Moisturisers

Olay – 2 in 1 Hydration Moisturisers

Olay is a well-trusted brand that seems to have been around forever… back in the day it was known as Oil Of Ulay – anyone else remember that? So I’m embarrassed to admit that these are the first of their products that I’ve actually ever tried! I think Olay used to have a bit of an old-fashioned reputation, the sort of skincare that your auntie might use… but not any more, over the past decade they’ve stepped up their game and offer products for every age group. I’ve been trying out two of their new 2 in 1 Hydration moisturisers, promising 24 hour hydration, that are currently exclusive to Superdrug. Olay 2 in 1 Hydration & Flawless Blur* – this 2 in 1 moisturising cream not only hydrates the skin but also contains light-diffusing particles that aim to smooth the look of fine lines and make skin look smoother. It also provides a smooth base for effective make-up application, reducing the need for a primer. The cream itself is...

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Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Random | 4 comments

Beauty Best Friend is 2 today!!!

Beauty Best Friend is 2 today!!!

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…. Yes, my Beauty Best Friend blog is 2 years old today! On 14th April 2013 I posted my first review of Chanel Orange Fizz Nail Colour, here it is if you want to have a quick look. I don’t think my writing style has changed much, what do you think? I really enjoy blogging, I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with it for 2 years if I didn’t. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others, and I’ve also made contact with lots of other bloggers during the time I’ve been writing Beauty Best Friend. So what has Beauty Best Friend achieved over the past 2 years? Well, in just 2 years I have gained over 1,900 followers on Bloglovin and over 1,150 followers on Twitter. I know followers aren’t everything, but it’s great to see these numbers steadily rising and to know that someone out there is reading and enjoying what I write! I have also been lucky enough...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

Step-by-step guide to the perfect eyeliner

Step-by-step guide to the perfect eyeliner

You may have read my post recently about the launch of Essence make-up in the UK, a fantastically affordable range of make-up exclusive to Wilkinsons. Well here is another of their amazing budget make-up products – the 2in1 Eyeliner Pen. Currently only available in black, this liquid eyeliner pen has 2 felt-tip type nibs – one thin and pointed, and the other thick with a flat nib a bit like a calligraphy pen. I love anything that is multi-use and this liquid eyeliner doesn’t disappoint. The image below shows the thin nib: The image below shows the thick nib: You can use each nib to create a different eye look, or you can use them together to create a look. The thick nib would be perfect to create a dramatic 1960s style eye with no eyeshadow, just a thick line of black liner that wings up to a cats eye and lots of black mascara. The swatch image below shows clearly the line that each nib gives: The liner...

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Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Makeup | 1 comment

Look Fantastic – Latest products & offers

Look Fantastic – Latest products & offers

This morning Beauty Best Friend reached 1,000 followers on Bloglovin *does a little dance*. So to celebrate I have decided to start an occasional series of posts looking at all the fab beauty products that are out there and particularly those that are on offer – who doesn’t love a discount?! This post is focusing on fab online British beauty boutique Look Fantastic – the main reason I love them (apart from the huge range of brands they offer) is that they offer FREE worldwide delivery, so no matter whether you just want one item or a whole haul, it won’t cost you any extra to have your beauty products delivered. Save 50% off this St. Tropez Ultimate Self Tan Kit, containing everything you need you need to achieve a beautiful, streak-free tan all year round. This great kit contains Self Tan Bronzing Mousse (120ml), Powder Bronzer (12g) and a Tan Applicator Mitt. Originally priced at £44 this St. Tropez Ultimate Self Tan Kit has 50% off and is...

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Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

MUA Blusher – Shade 2

MUA Blusher – Shade 2

Up until about 3 months ago I had always been a bit of a beauty snob and thought that you got what you paid for with make-up, and that all of the new budget beauty brands that are emerging couldn’t have been any good. But there is a brand that has now changed my mind, and that is MUA. Available online and from Superdrug, MUA (short for Makeup Academy) offers a huge range of budget make-up which starts from just £1…. yes, you read that correctly, just £1! So today I am reviewing MUA Blusher in Shade 2, could it be the best-value blusher in the world?! MUA Blusher in Shade 2 is a peach-coloured pressed powder blusher in a small rectangular compact. I don’t normally go for peach or orange based blushers, usually sticking to more bluey-pinks, but I thought it might be nice for the Summer months to wear when I have a tan. The colour applies quite sparingly to the cheeks and you need to apply several layers...

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