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Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Ted Baker – Fruity Floral Mint Bath & Body Collection

Ted Baker – Fruity Floral Mint Bath & Body Collection

My Ted Baker reviews are always popular, and today I have another one for you, it’s the Fruity Floral Mint Bath & Body Collection, I’ve been trying out the Body Wash* and Body Souffle*. Launched last month in April 2015 this is part of Ted Baker’s ‘Sugar Sweet’ collection, and the romantic floral print on the Body Wash tube was inspired by one of Ted’s floral fashion prints – in fact I saw some of the clothes in John Lewis at the weekend and they’re so pretty. Ted Baker Fruity Floral Mint Body Wash – this is my favourite of the two items because of its beautiful fragrance. Fruity Floral Mint has top notes of fruits and violets, and base notes of vanilla, patchouli and amber, the base notes really come through preventing the scent from becoming too floral. The Body Wash has quite a strong fragrance and it reminds me of being on holiday somewhere hot and exotic. The packaging looks so pretty too, the mint green tube with watercolour...

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Makeup, Skincare | 4 comments

Miners – Tin O’Tint Strawberry

Miners – Tin O’Tint Strawberry

When I think of the brand Miners it reminds me of the very first eyeshadow palette I had as a little girl (a cast-off from my Mum!), it was a pale blue duo and I used it when I was dressing up. Fast forward many years and I had pretty much forgotten about the brand, but they’re starting to make a come back. I was sent this cute little Miners Tin O’Tint Strawberry to try out, it’s a tinted lip balm and I just love the little round tin and it will be great for keeping earrings in when the lip balm is finished. The first thing that struck me with this product is the lovely strong strawberry scent (I’m a sucker for anything fruity). This Miners Tin O’Tint does have quite a strong red tint which is great, I often find that other tinted lip balms don’t actually have much colour to them. You can build up the colour on your lips by applying more of the lip...

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Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Bath & Body, Haircare | 4 comments

Roger & Gallet – Huile Gourmande

Roger & Gallet – Huile Gourmande

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I was asked if I would try this Huile Gourmande Ultra Nourishing Oil* from Roger & Gallet. I’d never tried a skincare product from Roger & Gallet before and thought of them as a brand that do lovely little packaged gift boxes of soap but nothing more. But now that I’ve tried it I am literally hooked! Firstly I love the packaging of this Roger & Gallet oil, the rose gold coloured glass bottle is really beautiful and the back of the bottle has a pretty fig illustration running down the length. I love Roger & Gallet’s branding too, it’s pretty and traditionaly without being old fashioned. The oil is dispensed from the bottle via a spray, and it spritzes out just enough – a really well thought out bottle. The oil contains grape, pomegranate, blackcurrant, apricot and sweet almond oils, rich in omega 6 and antioxidant vitamins A and E, and it has the most beautiful fruity scent. It reminds...

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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 Jan 27, 2014 in Haircare | 0 comments

Boots – Natural Collection Mango & Papaya Hi-Shine Conditioner

Boots – Natural Collection Mango & Papaya Hi-Shine Conditioner

I bought this sachet of Natural Collection Mango & Papaya Hi-Shine Conditioner from Boots ages ago and then put it in the bathroom cupboard and forgot about it. I found it last week and thought I would try it out as my hair was in need of a little bit of TLC after being out in the cold weather. I don’t really think that sachets are a cost-effective way of buying beauty products (this one cost £1 for just 10ml) but they are a good way of trying new products. Plus I really like putting together a little pamper box as a gift, made up of lots of different bodycare and haircare sachets (Sanctuary do a good range) plus a mini bottle of wine. Mango & Papaya Hi-Shine Conditioner is an intensive conditioner that contains revitalising extracts of mango & papaya to help leave hair shiny, smooth and healthy. You just apply it to hair after shampooing like you would with a regular conditioner then leave it for 5-10...

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments

Burt’s Bees – Lip Balm With Pink Grapefruit

Burt’s Bees – Lip Balm With Pink Grapefruit

Burt’s Bees is my favourite brand for lip balm, and for the past few months I have been using their Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom (you can read that review here). However as that is now running out and it doesn’t really give lips much of a tint I have decided to try out one of Burt’s Bees’ standard Lip Balms – Lip Balm With Pink Grapefruit – as I love the scent and taste of pink grapefruit. I think that Burt’s Bees are a great natural brand, striving to produce 100% natural beauty products and they also do a lot of work to help protect bees, given that a lot of their products contain beeswax. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm With Pink Grapefruit comes in a simple twist-up bullet applicator. I have been using it for the past week, applying it in the evening just before I go to bed. When I wake in the morning my lips still feel moisturised and soft which I don’t find happens...

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Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

Tony Moly – Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Strawberry

Tony Moly – Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Strawberry

First of all, big thanks to Fee from fab blog Makeup Savvy who first brought this cute Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar to my attention in her ‘May Favourites’ post. I had never heard of Tony Moly before this, but as soon as I saw this I had to order one! Tony Moly is a Korean skincare and make-up brand, but their products are widely available in the UK via Ebay and other selected websites. Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar works like a regular lipstick whereby you twist the end and the gloss stick twists up ready to apply to your lips. Juicy Strawberry is a lovely translucent pink lip gloss, very glossy and shiny with a great tint. It feels really moisturising and also has a nice juicy strawberry fragrance. The 2 swatch images below have been taken both with and without a camera flash. The image with the flash shows just how glossy this lip product is. The lid has a cute bunny face and...

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