Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Bath & Body, Haircare | 1 comment

Say “Yes” to carrots!

Say “Yes” to carrots!

Just a quick review today to talk about these haircare and bodycare products from Yes to… Regular readers of Beauty Best Friend will know that I’m always looking out for new natural skincare and bodycare ranges as I’m passionate about products that don’t contain lots of nasty chemicals. Yes to… is one of these natural brands, based in California their products are always made from at least 95% natural ingredients, are free of parabens, phthalates and SLS, and made with recyclable materials. There are 6 collections, each involves saying ‘Yes to’ a different fruit or vegetable. The products I’ve been trying out are Yes to Grapefruit Rejuvenating Body Wash* and Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo and Pampering Conditioner*. Yes to Grapefruit Rejuvenating Body Wash – the grapefruit range is aimed at those with uneven or dull skintone. This pearlised white shower gel has a gentle zingy grapefruit scent to wake you up in the morning and exfoliating fruit acids help to remove dead skin cells leaving your skin glowing and...

Read More

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Radox – Uplifting Pink Grapefruit & Basil Handwash

Radox – Uplifting Pink Grapefruit & Basil Handwash

Just a quick review for you today of Radox Uplifting Pink Grapefruit & Basil Handwash. I picked this up from the supermarket recently, to keep on the side of the sink in our bathroom. Pink grapefruit is one of my favourite scents (check out my reviews of Burt’s Bees Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit and The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Eau de Toilette if you like the scent too!). The product itself is a transparent pinky coloured gel, it looks a really pretty colour in the bottle. The handwash lathers up really quickly but has quite a spicy fragrance rather than the usual sweet citrussy scent that I was expecting. I couldn’t pick out the basil in the fragrance either. This Radox handwash is pleasant but I have to say it’s not my favourite pink grapefruit beauty product that I’ve tried. Plus it contains sodium laureth sulfate – the ingredient which makes most soaping products lather – which can be quite harsh and I usually try to avoid it....

Read More

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Haircare | 6 comments

Every day can be a good hair day with Alchemy

Every day can be a good hair day with Alchemy

I’ve been raving about this Grapefruit Hair Remedy from Alchemy Oils on Twitter for days now, this is an all natural product that helps nourish and condition your hair. The Grapefruit Hair Remedy is a blend of 5 natural oils – Coconut, Avocado, Almond, Castor oils which all work to promote growth, thicken hair and add a lustrous shine, plus citrusy Grapefruit oil which fights dandruff and helps keep the scalp healthy. I have thick wavy blonde hair which can get quite dry and frizzy due to over-straightening, so I like to treat it every now and again to some kind of treatment. This one sounded perfect as it only contains natural ingredients. You shouldn’t be scared of using oils, they’re great for every bit of your body and I love to use an oil on my face too, you can read all about one of my favourites here. As you can see from the ingredients list above there’s nothing else added to this hair oil, and therefore it...

Read More

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Makeup | 2 comments

Etude House – Lovely Cookie Blusher in Grapefruit Jelly

Etude House – Lovely Cookie Blusher in Grapefruit Jelly

Today I want to share with you a really lovely make-up product from South Korea, this is Lovely Cookie Blusher from Asian brand Etude House. I’m a big fan of Asian make-up, there’s some really cute and pretty packaging out there (as well as some really bizarre products too!) and it’s fairly easy to buy products from Ebay and similar websites. I think that this product is called Lovely Cookie Blusher as it looks like a cute little fat cookie! The packaging is simply divine and includes a dainty little powder puff inside, with a pink ribbon, to gently apply the blush – although I do have to say I prefer to use a blusher brush! I chose the Grapefruit Jelly shade which is a pretty peachy-pink colour, perfect for those with a pale complexion. I think there are 9 shades available, all named after sweet desserts – Carrot Cheesecake anyone? You can see from the swatch image above that the coverage is quite matt and powdery and the...

Read More

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...

Read More

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Perfume of the Day – The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Eau de Toilette

Perfume of the Day – The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Eau de Toilette

As part of a recent online haul from The Body Shop I purchased this fruity Pink Grapefruit Eau de Toilette. I just love fruity fragrances and pink grapefruit is one of my favourites, I find it so uplifting and fresh (plus I often eat half a grapefruit for breakfast!). Rather than spray it directly onto my skin I like to spritz this citrusy scent onto a scarf, jacket or floaty dress, even onto the wool throw that lives on my sofa, to surround myself with the lovely fresh Summery fragrance. If you like fruity fragrances The Body Shop has a full range including satsuma and mango. Pink Grapefruit Eau de Toilette is reasonably priced at just £8.50 for 30ml, available from The Body Shop. Plus, The Body Shop often has online discounts available so watch out for these and you may be able to grab a bargain! If you enjoyed reading this blog post why not follow Beauty Best Friend on...

Read More

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

The Body Shop – Pink Grapefruit Body Butter

The Body Shop – Pink Grapefruit Body Butter

I’ve just rediscovered The Body Shop Body Butter in Pink Grapefruit – and what better scent for Summer than this fruity lovely? I love the body butters from The Body Shop, and they come in such great flavours, you can read my review of the coconut one here. The Body Shop’s body butters are rich and creamy and they really moisturise the skin. If I use a normal moisturising lotion I just don’t feel like my skin is getting enough of a treat, so this Pink Grapefruit Body Butter really does the trick. I rub it in to my skin after a bath and it keeps my skin moisturised for a good couple of days. I used it on the morning of my wedding too, so the fragrance always takes me back to that day. Other Summery flavours of The Body Shop Body Butter include mango and satsuma (this complements their Satsuma Shower Gel). Next on my list to try is the raspberry one. Priced at £13 for 200ml,...

Read More