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Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY It’s not for dogs…

KOREAN BEAUTY It’s not for dogs…

“Is it for dogs?” was my husband’s first question when I showed him this Homme Terrior* All In One product from Korea! Obviously the name shows more than a slight resemblance to a type of dog here in the UK, but it’s definitely a product for men! 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. You may have already seen some of my previous Korean beauty reviews, such as this post about 3CE Long Wear Eye Crayon. This Homme Terrior All In One reminds me a bit of an aftershave from the 1970s with its strong black bottle and golden lion on the lid. I was actually a bit surprised when I received it from...

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Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Makeup | 4 comments

Let’s Go Lashes – Strip Lashes in Tease 1

Let’s Go Lashes – Strip Lashes in Tease 1

I’m not someone who wears false lashes every day, but I do like them for a special occasion such as a wedding, birthday or big night out. I was lucky enough to be sent these Let’s Go Lashes in Tease 1 to try out, so I saved them for last Saturday night when we went out for my husband’s birthday meal with my family. Let’s Go Lashes, from Nouveau Lashes, are super-fast strip lashes available in a huge range of thickness, lengths and colour. There are 40 designs in all, split into four ranges – Flirt, Tease, Temptress and Heartbreaker – so there’s something to suit everyone. I have been using number 1 lashes from the Tease range – full length and full bodied, these aren’t for the faint hearted! Each set of Let’s Go Lashes comes with a tiny tube of latex eyelash glue so you don’t need any special equipment to apply them, it’s all in the box. I find the best way to apply lashes is...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

Step-by-step guide to the perfect eyeliner

Step-by-step guide to the perfect eyeliner

You may have read my post recently about the launch of Essence make-up in the UK, a fantastically affordable range of make-up exclusive to Wilkinsons. Well here is another of their amazing budget make-up products – the 2in1 Eyeliner Pen. Currently only available in black, this liquid eyeliner pen has 2 felt-tip type nibs – one thin and pointed, and the other thick with a flat nib a bit like a calligraphy pen. I love anything that is multi-use and this liquid eyeliner doesn’t disappoint. The image below shows the thin nib: The image below shows the thick nib: You can use each nib to create a different eye look, or you can use them together to create a look. The thick nib would be perfect to create a dramatic 1960s style eye with no eyeshadow, just a thick line of black liner that wings up to a cats eye and lots of black mascara. The swatch image below shows clearly the line that each nib gives: The liner...

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Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Skincare | 4 comments

Bee Good – Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

Bee Good – Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water

All things honey and bee-related are really popular at the moment, plus it has recently been highlighted that honey has wonderful properties that help to treat and improve skin. This Bee Good Honey & Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water is made in Hampshire, UK, from the honey of British bees and other natural ingredients and contains no synthetics or parabens. This 3-in-1 Cleansing Water is a clear liquid with hardly any scent and it really does have 3 benefits – it dissolves and removes make-up, cleanses the skin like a cleanser and then tones and refreshes the skin. It should be applied to a cotton wool pad then swept over the face, with no need to rinse afterwards, and can be used morning and night. Personally I don’t like products where there is no need to rinse as I don’t like the feeling of a product being left on the skin, so I have been using it as a pre-cleanse to remove make-up before using my usual Eucerin Dermo...

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Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Makeup, Skincare | 0 comments

Beauty Expert – Latest products & offers

Beauty Expert – Latest products & offers

Welcome to the second in my 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 beauty specialists Beauty Expert – 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. There’s £20 OFF this Magnitone Lucid Facial Brush which aims to give you softer, brighter skin in as little as 7 days. It has 2 cleansing modes and is waterproof so you can use it in the shower, plus you get 2 weeks of use from just one charge. Pack includes worldwide charger and 12 month warranty. The Magnitone Lucid Facial Brush is priced at £49.99 (usual price £69.99) from Beauty Expert while stocks last. I love Nuxe...

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Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Random | 5 comments

Happy Birthday to Beauty Best Friend!

Happy Birthday to Beauty Best Friend!

  Today is Beauty Best Friend’s 1st birthday! My very first review post was published on 14th April 2013, and here I am 365 days later celebrating this special day. Since I started blogging it has made me realise how much I missed creative writing since leaving my corporate marketing job a few years ago. It has also reawakened my passion for make-up and skincare, and in the past 12 months I have discovered lots of new products that I love. Blogging has also put me in touch with lots of other like minded bloggers, and social media makes it so easy to chat and share product recommendations and beauty tips. So, what are Beauty Best Friend’s main achievements from the past year? – In the past 12 months I have built up so many lovely readers – including over 650 Bloglovin followers and over 550 Twitter followers – In June 2013 I had a ‘Product Of The Month’ review published in Pure Beauty magazine – my chosen product...

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