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Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Don’t let the cold hold you back!

Don’t let the cold hold you back!

A couple of weeks before Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a parcel of skincare goodies from Badger Balm. Badger Balm is a family business, started in the USA in 1995, that makes organic cruelty-free skincare products and balms. I love their ethics and I’ve previously reviewed a couple of their balms before – I use Badger Sleep Balm every night to help me get to sleep. I was so excited to receive this package, it felt like Christmas had come early! Nestled inside the box were three tins of Badger’s famous balms, plus a Lip Balm and a bottle of Hair Oil. All of the items are recommended to help protect your skin and body from the cold Winter weather and to help soothe and calm. Badger Sleep Balm* – this is a relaxing natural balm with a blend of essential oils that help to soothe you to sleep. I’ve already reviewed this product here and I use it every night! Badger Balm for Hardworking Hands* –...

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Haircare | 0 comments

NEW! TIGI Bed Head launches Joyride

NEW! TIGI Bed Head launches Joyride

Yesterday, 1st September 2015, marked the launch of Joyride – the new Powder Primer Balm (PP Balm) from TIGI’s Bed Head range. Joyride primes the hair with a fine, invisible powder that adds texture and grip, plus it also defrizzes and smoothes flyaway hair. Joyride can be used it on its own for styling, or as a primer before using other styling products. For best results it should be applied through the middle and lengths of damp hair to provide a soft texture, making the hair easier to style. I received a sample of Joyride* PP Balm a couple of weeks ago, you may have seen the teaser image I posted on Twitter as I wasn’t allowed to properly talk about the new product until after its launch… I have to admit I don’t normally use many styling products other than a bit of smoothing serum so I don’t have much to compare Joyride to, but after using my sample my hair did seem to resist frizz better than it would do usually after straightening....

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Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Haircare | 4 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY Daeng Gi Meo – Ri Ja Dam Hwa Scalp & Hair Cleansing Treatment

KOREAN BEAUTY Daeng Gi Meo – Ri Ja Dam Hwa Scalp & Hair Cleansing Treatment

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. My second Korean beauty post went live last Friday when I reviewed Lips In Love lip paint from Forencos. The product that I am reviewing today has possibly the longest name of anything I’ve ever tested! It’s Ja Dam Hwa Scalp & Hair Cleansing Treatment from Daeng Gi Meo Ri. Now firstly I have to admit that I’ve found it a bit of a struggle to review this product, all of the directions and ingredients on the box and tube are in Korean so I had to do a bit of investigation on the internet to find out how to use the treatment! Basically it’s a herbal treatment for...

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Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Haircare | 0 comments

Kerastase – Cristalliste Lait Cristal Conditioner

Kerastase – Cristalliste Lait Cristal Conditioner

This Kerastase Cristalliste Lait Cristal hair conditioner came in my March 2015 My Little Box. I wasn’t too impressed when I first discovered it as I’m not a big tryer of different hair products, I suffer from a sensitive scalp so usually when I find something that works I stick with it. But in the interests of blogging I tried out the Cristalliste Lait Cristal and I was really glad that I did! Cristalliste Lait Cristal is a creamy textured pale pink conditioner with a matching pretty scent. It has been developed specifically for those with long dry hair, or dry ends and contains no silicones or parabens. You just apply it to your hair like a regular conditioner after shampooing, focusing particularly on the ends of the hair, and leave it for 2-3 minutes then rinse off. I’ve only used it a couple of times so far but I’m really pleased with the results. My hair feels soft and silky right down to the ends, and the pretty scent stays...

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Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Haircare | 3 comments

Naked – Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner

Naked – Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner

Those of you who are regular readers of Beauty Best Friend will know that I suffer from a very sensitive, itchy scalp and I am constantly on the hunt for haircare products that are natural and non-irritating but that also treat my hair well and leave it feeling soft, shiny and clean. So far my experience has generally shown me that natural, SLS-free shampoos and conditioners do not irritate the scalp as much as their chemical filled cousins, but that they do not always clean the hair as well and can leave it looking and feeling greasy, sad and lifeless. One of the first SLS-free shampoo and conditioners that I tried, back in 2013, was Mild Shampoo and Gentle Conditioner from Naked. The relief that I got from my itchy scalp was almost instant, but I did find that it didn’t remove grease and oil from my hair too well, and I had to wash my hair a lot more often. Since then I’ve tried lots of different SLS-free haircare...

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Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Haircare | 4 comments

Batiste Dry Shampoo – Tropical

Batiste Dry Shampoo – Tropical

I’ve reviewed a few of the different ‘flavours’ of Batiste Dry Shampoo over the past couple of years, including the Light & Blonde variety. Dry Shampoo really is a lifesaver product and I’m never without a can on my dressing table – and I always go for Batiste as it’s the original, traditional dry shampoo. If you’ve never tried dry shampoo before it absorbs grease from the surface of your hair, helping to remove the shiny look of hair that could do with a wash, and it also adds texture and volume to freshly washed hair ideal if you want to create an up-do. In my opinion Batiste is the only brand of dry shampoo to buy, it’s been around forever and there’s a variety to suit everyone. I decided to choose the Tropical scented option last week when I purchased my latest can of Batiste Dry Shampoo. It’s described as ‘coconut & exotic’ and it certainly is that! It’s very highly perfumed with coconut and smells just like a desert island!...

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Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Haircare | 2 comments

Benecos – Shampoo for Silky Hair

Benecos – Shampoo for Silky Hair

You may have read some of my reviews of SLS-free shampoos in the past, for example this Sensitive Shampoo from Lavera, and know that I suffer from a very sensitive and itchy scalp. I’ve narrowed the cause down to the ingredients in shampoo and conditioner and now I always choose haircare products that are free of sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) and that contain as many natural ingredients as possible. Benecos is a brand that I haven’t tried before, the name means literally means ‘good cosmetics’ – in Latin the word ‘bene’ means ‘good’. All of their products are free of parabens & silicones etc, contain 100% natural and organic ingredients and are certified vegan. I’ve been using their Shampoo for Silky Hair* for almost three weeks now, the ingredients include organic Apple Flower Extract. The shampoo is quite runny and an opaque golden colour, very much like runny honey. It has a gentle sweet scent too that I really like. The only problem is that as it’s quite runny you need...

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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...

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