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Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Makeup | 4 comments

So Eco vs EcoTools make-up brushes

So Eco vs EcoTools make-up brushes

Make-up brushes are big business at the moment with many brands jostling to take over the market. There are cheap brushes, expensive brushes, coloured brushes, mini brushes… the list goes on. But the niche that I’m going to be looking at today is natural eco-friendly brushes. Made from natural renewable materials, cruelty free bristles and with recyclable packaging these socially responsible brands target those of us with a conscience when it comes to our make-up brushes and applicators. I’ve been trying out two brushes – Skin Perfecting Brush* from EcoTools and Blush Brush* from So Eco. Both of these brands produce eco-friendly make-up brushes (hence their names both have ‘eco’ in them) and whilst you might have already seen EcoTools brushes for sale online and in Boots stores the So Eco brand may be one that is new to you. EcoTools Skin Perfecting Brush – this brush has short squat bristles which makes it excellent for pressing cream products into the skin, a bit like a stippling brush but...

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Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Makeup | 3 comments

L.A.B.2 – Strokes Of Genius Brush Kit

L.A.B.2 – Strokes Of Genius Brush Kit

If you’ve never heard of L.A.B.2 it stands for ‘Live And Breathe Beauty’, and their philosophy is to provide ‘Luxe For Less’ which I for one am all in favour of! The L.A.B.2 range of brushes encompasses FiberLuxe™ Technology, synthetic bristles specially designed with the softest and highest quality filaments that enable superior pigment pick-up and release for even colour distribution. I was sent this great little eye make-up brush kit to try out, I’ve been using the brushes for around two weeks now to create various eye looks. The Strokes Of Genius Brush Kit* contains five eye make-up brushes, here’s a brief description of each brush and what it’s for (from top to bottom): Eyeshadow Brush – distributes colour evenly all over the lids, crease and brow bone. Brow & Eyeliner Brush – fills in brows and lines eyes for extra definition. Pointed Eyeliner Brush –  delivers a precise, firm, even line for either upper or lower lashline. Crease Brush – accentuates the crease and blends colours seamlessly together...

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Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 2 comments

EBay Budget Nail Art Supplies

EBay Budget Nail Art Supplies

I love finding bargains on EBay, there’s just about everything you can think of on there (and a lot more besides), and it always shocks me at how many items you can pick up for just 99p including postage! So I decided to show my readers some of the nail art inspired bargains I’ve bought from EBay over the past few months. You may recognise these French Nail Tip Stickers as the ones that I used in my Neon Chevron French Mani Tutorial last Summer. They’re basically sheets of little sticker strips that you peel off and stick onto the nail just below the tip, then you paint your white tip (or whatever colour you fancy) and remove the sticker and… hey presto, you get a lovely neat straight line on your nail tip. The stickers pictured above include straight edges, plus chevrons and hearts, and you get 10 sheets. You don’t need to just use white polish for your nail tips, you could use brights like I’ve done with...

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Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

USpicy – 10 Piece Make-Up Brush Set

USpicy – 10 Piece Make-Up Brush Set

OK, has anyone heard of make-up brush brand USpicy before? Because I certainly hadn’t! I was asked to review their 10 Piece Make-Up Brush Set* in white and I wasn’t really sure what to expect…. After doing a bit of research I found out that USpicy is an American branding offering low-cost health and beauty products worldwide – mainly make-up brushes, nail lamps and hair extensions. When my brush set arrived I was really impressed with the packaging. The 10 brushes are packaged inside a hard black box which is printed with sparkles and a bow, and a drawer pulls out at the front via a gold ribbon pull to reveal the brushes. The box means that the set would make a really lovely gift, and the sturdy box could be used to house the brushes on a dressing table. There are 10 make-up brushes in the set, the white wooden handles have ‘U-Spicy’ printed on them and the ferrule (the metal bit up near the bristles) is a...

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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 Aug 13, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

Bobbi Brown – Conditioning Brush Cleanser

Bobbi Brown – Conditioning Brush Cleanser

I am a massive fan of Bobbi Brown products and I love the fact that they often have online offers for free delivery or free gifts when you spend over a certain amount. I purchased this Conditioning Brush Cleanser a while ago to bump up my order total so that I could receive a free gift. This isn’t the sort of product I would have bought otherwise as I have usually just used a little bit of liquid soap to wash my make-up brushes. So, is it worth spending extra on a product designed to help clean your brushes? Conditioning Brush Cleanser is a clear liquid soap, with little fragrance, packaged inside a signature Bobbi Brown black tube. Rinse your make-up brush with warm water, then squirt a little of the product into your hand and rub the brush gently over your hand massaging the brush hairs in little circles to remove all of the powder and dirt. You should be careful not to get the brush hairs tangled...

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