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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Mothers Bath Oil

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Mothers Bath Oil

Well here I am, back at my blog! I had a lovely break over Christmas and New Year and it was made all the more special by it being my baby girl’s first Christmas. But as ever the festive period whizzed by far too fast and we’re now well into the first week in January. For me January is about pampering and detoxing, and thinking about all the possibilities that the year ahead has in store. If pampering’s your thing too then look no further than Mothers Bath Oil from Neal’s Yard Remedies. I was given this by a friend after I gave birth to my daughter last September and it’s become a staple in my bathroom. Made from only organic ingredients it can safely be used during pregnancy, after the birth and then as your child gets older when you feel a bit ‘frazzled’! Of course you don’t have to be a mother to use it, everyone needs relaxation! The main ingredients are organic Olive, Apricot and Almond...

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Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Sweet treats from Patisserie De Bain

Sweet treats from Patisserie De Bain

How tempting does this selection of sweet treats from Patisserie de Bain look!? Patisserie de Bain (translated from French as ‘confectionery for the bath’) is a new brand from Rose & Co – a traditional British apothecary in the Yorkshire village of Haworth. Each piece is lovingly handmade in the UK from ingredients such as shea butter and almond oil and finished off with traditional English floral fragrances. I was lucky enough to receive this hamper full of pretty Patisserie de Bain bath goodies* to try out, plus a selection of scented handcreams which I’ll talk about later in the post. The first thing to strike me was the packaging, the pale pastel colours and doily decorations really make the products look like something you’d find in a sweet shop. Plus the products themselves look good enough to eat! Particularly this Cranberries & Cream Cupcake Soap, I think it looks like a real cake and with a warm berry fragrance it’s perfect for Winter. Actually this might be too pretty to...

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Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Look after yourself with Kneipp

Look after yourself with Kneipp

I’m a real advocate of natural skincare and products that use herbs and organic ingredients as I believe that they’re better for your skin than artificial chemicals. I first came across Kneipp in Summer last year when I tried out their Stress Free Herbal Bath. Kneipp is a US brand, set up by naturopath Sebastian Kneipp in 1891 and all of their products are based around natural oils. I was recently sent a selection of their products to try out, this included Balancing Lavender Herbal Bath* which I’ve wanted to try for ages, and two of the new Kneipp Sparkling Bath Tablets*. This is a mini travel size 20ml bottle of the beautiful relaxing Balancing Herbal Bath, it contains Lavender Essential Oil and smells beautiful! You just pour it under running water and let it infuse into your bath before getting in for a soak. It’s quite a dark blue/purple colour and will colour your bath too, but don’t worry it doesn’t dye the skin! A small 20ml bottle like...

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Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Bath & Body | 4 comments

Luxurious Bodycare from London Butterflies

Luxurious Bodycare from London Butterflies

I’d never heard of London Butterflies before I was sent these luxurious bodycare products to try, but the first thing that impressed me was the beautiful packaging. From the pretty printed boxes with silver printing to the heavy glass jars inside, everything here has been thought about really well. The London Butterflies range is split into 4 distinct collections – Naturals, Florals, Fruits & Facial – and I have been lucky enough to try out products from 3 of these collections: Whipped Body Cream – this is from the florals collection and you will know why as soon as you smell it! The ingredients include Winter Jasmine and Starflower with Sweet Almond Oil. It’s a light white body cream with the perfect jasmine scent – I usually go for fruity fragrances over floral ones but this one is so delicate and pretty that I defy anyone not to like it! It feels really luxurious when you massage it into the skin and it sinks in really quickly leaving skin feeling silky...

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Somerset Toiletry Company – Website Relaunch

Somerset Toiletry Company – Website Relaunch

To celebrate the relaunch of their website Somerset Toiletry Company were kind enough to send me a trio of bodycare products to try out. Somerset Toiletry Company is the home of 5 brands – Gardener’s Therapy, Aromas Artesanales De Antigua, Greenscape, Tropical Fruits and Naturally European. Regular readers of Beauty Best Friend may remember that I have previously reviewed Greenscape Organic Cocoa Butter Foaming Hand Wash and a couple of the Naturally European Luxury Hand Wash range – Rose Petal and my favourite Ginger & Lime. The Naturally European, Gardener’s Therapy and Greenscape ranges are all completely free from SLS and Parabens and all use natural ingredients. My favourite of the three products is Naturally European Verbena Luxury Hand Cream*. This thick, rich white hand cream contains 20% shea butter and has a heavenly citrusy lemon scent – it really reminds me of L’Occitane Verbena Moisturising Hand Lotion, except this one is much richer (and cheaper!). As the Verbena Luxury Hand Cream is so rich you only need a...

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Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Bath & Body | 6 comments

Treacle Moon – Her Mango Thoughts Bath & Shower Gel

Treacle Moon – Her Mango Thoughts Bath & Shower Gel

If you’re a regular reader of Beauty Best Friend then you might have seen my review last week of Treaclemoon My Coconut Island Body Butter – a great budget body moisturiser that smells even better than The Body Shop butters! Well today I’ve got another Treaclemoon product to review for you, it’s Her Mango Thoughts Bath and Shower Gel*. And I’ll give you a warning… this one smells good enough to eat!! I love the little inspirational quotes that Treaclemoon products have on their packaging, they’re really uplifting and make the bottles and tubs stand out from the other body care products that you see on the shelves, particularly when you’re doing your shopping at Tesco supermarket which is where you can pick up this fruity shower gel from. Her Mango Thoughts has the most beautiful, tempting mango scent – it even makes the shower smell of mango after you’ve used it! It lathers really nicely with lots of bubbles (we have hard water where we live too, so...

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Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Be stress free with Kneipp

Be stress free with Kneipp

I love a nice hot bath to help me unwind – it has to be surrounded with lots of candles and with some relaxing music on. I don’t usually use bubble bath as I find it can dry my skin out, but I first received this Kneipp Stress Free Herbal Bath in my Dream Box in May 2014 (a collaboration beauty box from British Beauty Blogger and Latest In Beauty) and as it’s a natural product and doesn’t contain any soap I thought I would give it a go. Kneipp is a US brand, set up by naturopath Sebastian Kneipp in 1891. All of the products are based around natural oils and there are a fair few of these Herbal Bath products all containing different oils with different benefits. You don’t need to add very much of the Stress Free Herbal Bath oil to the bath, about one capful should do it. My first thought was that the colour is extremely vibrant and orange – you wouldn’t want to...

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