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Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Makeup | 6 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY 3 Concept Eyes – Long Wear Eye Crayon

KOREAN BEAUTY 3 Concept Eyes – Long Wear Eye Crayon

I am currently taking part in an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique. You might have already read some of my previous Korean beauty special reviews, like this one of Artclass by Rodin contouring powder compact from Too Cool For School. Today I am reviewing Long Wear Eye Crayon* from 3 Concept Eyes. The Long Wear Eye Crayon is available in 7 different shades, each of them is shimmery and lustrous. I have been using the shade called Fallen, it’s a dark bronze brown shade with a great shimmer. The eye colour applies straight from the crayon and you can either leave it as it is or blend it with a brush or cotton bud to give a more gentle...

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Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Skincare | 4 comments

My 3 favourite….. Lipcare Products

My 3 favourite….. Lipcare Products

This is the second in my occasional feature ‘My 3 favourite…..’ in which I choose my 3 favourite products from a particular category. Today I will be discussing my 3 favourite lipcare products and explaining why I like them so much. I’m a bit of a sucker for lip balms, particularly if they’re in cute packaging, but they don’t always live up to their claims so I have picked 3 lipcare products that actually work and have different benefits for the lips. The first lipcare product that really makes the grade is Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm from Dior. I’ve been using this for a couple of years now and absolutely love it! It’s sort of a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick – it has been designed to enhance the lips’ natural colour, and it reacts with your lips’ own ‘chemistry’ to make lips look pinker, fuller and radiant. The pale pink balm looks pretty much clear when you apply it to your lips, but after...

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Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Skincare | 4 comments

Bee Good – Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

Bee Good – Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

All things honey and bee-related are really popular at the moment, plus it has recently been highlighted that honey has wonderful properties that help to treat and improve skin. This Bee Good Honey & Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water is made in Hampshire, UK, from the honey of British bees and other natural ingredients and contains no synthetics or parabens. This 3-in-1 Cleansing Water is a clear liquid with hardly any scent and it really does have 3 benefits – it dissolves and removes make-up, cleanses the skin like a cleanser and then tones and refreshes the skin. It should be applied to a cotton wool pad then swept over the face, with no need to rinse afterwards, and can be used morning and night. Personally I don’t like products where there is no need to rinse as I don’t like the feeling of a product being left on the skin, so I have been using it as a pre-cleanse to remove make-up before using my usual Eucerin Dermo...

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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 Apr 2, 2014 in Makeup | 4 comments

Sleek – Blush By 3 In Pink Lemonade

Sleek – Blush By 3 In Pink Lemonade

I’m such a big fan of Sleek make-up, their black palettes are stylish yet affordable and most of the products are readily available at good Superdrug stores. When I saw that they had brought out this new Blush By 3 palette in Pink Lemonade I just had to have it as I was running low on good blush colours and these ones looked really natural and suitable for paler skins. Sleek’s Blush By 3 is a palette that contains 3 different rectangular blush colours, in the case of this Pink Lemonade palette the two outer blushes are pressed powder and the centre one is a cream blush. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the cream blush really as I generally use powder blushes, plus I have found in the past that if you mix cream and powder products in one palette you tend to end up with loose powder granules stuck in the cream products (anyone remember those huge cheap multi-palettes that Argos used to do?). I...

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Skincare | 8 comments

My 3 favourite….. Face Masks

My 3 favourite….. Face Masks

This is the first in a new feature that I will be doing occasionally, looking at my favourite products. Today I will be discussing my 3 favourite face masks and explaining why I like them so much. There are so many face masks out there – drying clay masks, moisturising cream masks, clarifying gel masks – it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start, so I have picked 3 products that are all great at doing different things for your skin.   Origins Clear Improvement Mask The first face mask that really makes the grade is Clear Improvement charcoal mask from Origins. I first tried this out last Summer when I received a free sample of it, and I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to find it. I now make sure I always have a full size tube of this clay mask in my bathroom cabinet. Clear Improvement is a thick black-coloured active charcoal face mask that helps to clear the pores. It dries extremely hard on...

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Random | 1 comment

Voluspa – French Bourbon Vanille & Branche Vermeil Candles

Voluspa – French Bourbon Vanille & Branche Vermeil Candles

I do seem to have been writing quite a few candle reviews recently, but it is the perfect time of year for them. I love to close the blinds when it gets dark, and light a scented candle – a fragrance can really help to relax you, or to transport you back to a different time and place. A couple of weeks ago I was VERY lucky enough to receive these Voluspa candles*. Voluspa is a luxury US candle brand – fueled by a love for art, fragrance and elegant illumination, Troy and Traci Arntsen created their first scented candle in their kitchen in 1999, and the brand took off from there. I love their traditional style of logo and the ornate tins and packaging. All of Voluxpa’s luxury candles are made from a coconut wax blend which burns slowly and cleanly with no soot or smoke. Both of these candles are from Voluspa’s Seasons collection. French Bourbon Vanille 3 Wick Tin Candle – this is the larger of...

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Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Makeup | 10 comments

Max Factor – Lashfinity 3 Day Mascara Review

Max Factor – Lashfinity 3 Day Mascara Review

I was so excited when I saw that Max Factor was bringing out Lashfinity 3 Day Mascara! Imagine…. a waterproof mascara that lasts for 3 days… so I registered on the waiting list for 2 packs and they arrived last week. I have been a fan of Max Factor mascaras for a long time, I used Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara for a long time and my current favourite is Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, so I couldn’t wait to try out this new product! Max Factor describe the product, ‘Max Factor Lashfinity 3 Day Mascara is Life Proof; Lasting Multiple days enabling you to live your life through sleeping, showering and rubbing. A brand new technological advancement that brings long wear lashes to cosmetics.’ They then goes on to explain, ‘Although the mascara will stay on your lashes over a 3 day period, during wear, especially sleeping and showering, you may experience some smudging under the eyes. This can be easily removed by dipping a cotton bud in the built in...

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