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Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Makeup | 4 comments

Clarins – Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Toffee Pink Shimmer

Clarins – Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Toffee Pink Shimmer

OK so a couple of years ago I reviewed a pair of lip glosses from Clarins that I have used SO MUCH since… they were Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors in Nude Shimmer and Rosewood Shimmer. I wear them on their own, over nude lipstick, over pink lipstick, pretty much with anything and everything. So imagine how excited I was when I heard that Clarins have recently launched a new Toffee Pink Shimmer shade of Natural Lip Perfector*! Now if you’re a regular reader of Beauty Best Friend then you’ll know that pink is pretty much my favourite colour for lips and that I’m on a mission to find the perfect shade of pink lipstick (you can read a couple of my posts about my search here and here). So a pink version of my favourite lip gloss is very exciting! Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors are a sheer lip gel with a subtle colour and a super-sweet vanilla flavour. The ingredients include Shea Butter and Mango which soften the lips...

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Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Skincare | 1 comment

GIVEAWAY – Pink&Green Organic Facial Cleansing Oil

GIVEAWAY – Pink&Green Organic Facial Cleansing Oil

THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED. A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the October Blogger Beauty Box and included inside it was a small bottle of Pink&Green Organic Facial Cleansing Oil. It was my favourite item from the box, and following my review Carol Aplin, founder of Pink&Green, got in touch to thank me and to offer a full size 10ml bottle of Organic Facial Cleansing Oil and muslin cloth as a giveaway for one of my readers. This is a fab skincare product that won the ‘Best Facial Cleanser’ prize in the Janey Loves Platinum Awards 2015 competition for natural and organic skincare products. It’s 100% organic made from peach kernel, sweet orange, and lavender essential oils and it smells gently floral. Whilst a 10ml bottle might not sound very much you actually only need around 3 drops to cleanse the whole face, so if you cleanse twice a day, morning and night, it should last for 6 weeks. After applying the 3 drops to the fingertips the...

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

DIY Hello Kitty nail art

DIY Hello Kitty nail art

My nails are feeling really long and strong at the moment so I fancied doing something a bit different with them. I recently purchased some sheets of nail art stickers from eBay and thought I’d have a go with them, they’re a bit childish but I love Hello Kitty and thought they were really cute! The stickers feature Hello Kitty herself, plus little rabbits, handbags and shoes – very girly! First I painted my nails with two coats of Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream Nail Paint, this is a basic baby pink nail polish and it’s one of my favourites. Once the nail polish was dry I carefully peeled the Hello Kitty stickers off the clear backing sheet using tweezers and placed them onto the nails, before gently pressing down to ensure they were stuck. It’s definitely worth making sure the nail polish is completely dry before you attach the stickers, otherwise it’s really easy to smudge the nails. Once the stickers were attached I finished off with one...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Makeup | 0 comments

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #8

The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick #8

Welcome to the eighth episode of ‘The hunt for the perfect pink lipstick’! I am on the hunt… the hunt for the perfect pink lipstick that is ‘MLBB’ or ‘my lips but better’. You know, the sort of colour that looks from a distance like you’re not wearing lipstick, like you just have naturally pink, plump perfect lips. The sort of colour you can just slick on from the tube and doesn’t need painstaking application with liner and lipbrush. The sort of colour that looks like ‘my lips, but better’. Today I am reviewing MAC Frost Lipstick in Angel. I love MAC make-up, I love the wide choice of lipstick colours that they have available and I love the way that the testers are displayed in the shop so that you can see the real colour of each lipstick and try it out. I like to do my research before purchasing a new MAC lipstick, searching on the internet for swatch images and reviews of colours that I think...

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Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Random | 3 comments

Chroma – Personalised Notebooks

Chroma – Personalised Notebooks

I have a bit of a thing for stationery, and my favourite piece of stationery is a notebook. I love the feeling of writing in a new notebook for the first time, I think it takes me back to the first day of a new school year! I have quite a collection of notebooks, but I didn’t own a personalised one until I received this pink beauty from Chroma Stationery. The Chroma brand was born after years of its owners trying to find a good quality notebook in a specific colour, and Chroma notebooks are now available in 20 different pretty colours – each one named after an important person or figure in the lives of the Chroma founders. My pink notebook shade is called Elizabeth and it’s named after a strong Irish lady. Another unique feature of Chroma notebooks is that you can have them embossed for free, in gold or silver, with any personalisation you want in a choice of fonts. Think of all the occasions when you...

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Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

Magnitone – Lucid Cleansing Brush & Discount Code

Magnitone – Lucid Cleansing Brush & Discount Code

Cleansing brushes are really popular at the moment, and one of the leading brands is Magnitone. I was sent this pink Lucid Daily Cleansing & Exfoliation Brush* to try out and see how the Magnitone 7-Day Challenge worked for me! The Magnitone Lucid brush is designed to deep cleanse your skin in just 1 minute a day, by using Active Electromagnetic Technology™ whereby tiny pulsations send vibrations into the skin helping to unclog pores, remove dead skin cells and generally improve the skin. The Magnitone Lucid comes conveniently packaged in a box with everything you need to get started, the packaging is so well designed. There’s a handy travel charger (plus a two-pin adapter if you need it for travelling abroad) and an instruction leaflet. As if by magic the charger cleverly attaches to the brush via a magnet so there’s no hole or plug where water can get in. The battery lasts for ages too, I’ve been using the brush for over a week now and haven’t needed...

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Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Nails & Nail Art | 3 comments

Barry M – Strawberry Ice Cream Nail Paint

Barry M – Strawberry Ice Cream Nail Paint

I think this Barry M Nail Paint in Strawberry Ice Cream has just become one of my favourites! It’s such a pretty pink, perfect for Spring. The nail paint applies fairly thinly – in the image above I have applied two coats, and I think I might try adding a third to give a stronger colour – but on the plus side each thin coat dries really quickly. It is also quite glossy and doesn’t really need a top coat, although you could apply one if you wanted extra shine. It removes really easily from the nails too, just a couple of quick swipes with a cotton wool pad soaked in nail polish remover and it’s gone! Strawberry Ice Cream is a really pretty sugary pink colour, it’s so pretty and girly. It’s been around for ages, I think it’s one of Barry M’s original nail paint colours, but I’ve only just discovered it! I love the range of colours available from Barry M, there’s a shade of Nail Paint for every occasion, and...

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Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Makeup | 4 comments

MeMeMe – Lip Glide in English Rose

MeMeMe – Lip Glide in English Rose

It’s only a couple of weeks ago that I reviewed a selection of eye and brow make-up from MeMeMe, today I bring you their new Lip Glide chubby pencil in English Rose*. Available in 5 different shades Lip Glide is a long lasting, ultra-high pigment lip pencil with a matte-velvet finish. English Rose is a pretty rose mid-pink shade, I really like it as it’s not too bright or sugary. The colour feels soft and smooth on the lips, it’s not as sheer and glossy as I usually like, but it certainly doesn’t make the lips feel dry or wrinkled like some matt lipsticks can do after a couple of hours. You can see from the swatch image above that the finish is quite matt, and it is very highly pigmented, but being quite a natural shade of pink it doesn’t look too bright when it’s on the lips. I really like this lip colour, and being in a chubby pencil format it’s much easier to apply than a...

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