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Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Makeup | 0 comments

Which Marilyn Monroe red lipstick suits you?

Which Marilyn Monroe red lipstick suits you?

Max Factor have recently launched a brand new collection of red lipsticks inspired by none other than Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was seldom seem without her iconic red lips after Max Factor transformed her from plain old Norma Jean into the idol that we know today, and red lips have always been seen as extra-glamorous. Personally I usually shy away from a red lipstick unless I’m feeling ultra-confident, but I do usually receive compliments when I wear it. There are four shades in the new Marilyn Monroe lipstick collection, each one created to suit a different skintone: 1 Ruby Red – this was Marilyn’s original red shade and personally I think a bright crimson red will suit anyone. You do need to have the confidence to carry it off, but worn with a minimal eye (think just a smudge of black liner and lashings of mascara) it looks great. I’m on the search for a good bright red lip liner pencil to compliment this Ruby Red shade – do you...

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Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Makeup | 0 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY Vely Vely – Lipstick in Red Rouge

KOREAN BEAUTY Vely Vely – Lipstick in Red Rouge

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 Magic Capsule Silky Make Up Base from i-MIIX. This is a Vely Vely Lipstick from Korean make-up brand Imvely, I don’t know too much about the brand really but I’m really impressed with the packaging – the sleek black bullet tube is sturdy and well made and would rival anything from MAC. The shade is No 19 Red Rouge, it’s a bright crimson red – very vibrant. I’m a big believer that every girl should own a red lipstick, although I have to admit I don’t wear red very often...

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Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in Random | 0 comments

Magazine subscriptions from www.magazine.co.uk

Magazine subscriptions from www.magazine.co.uk

I’ve got something a bit different for you today, I want to tell you about magazine subscriptions from magazine.co.uk. If you’re anything like me you’ll be already starting to think about possible Christmas presents for friends and family, and a magazine subscription is a great option for anyone. At magazine.co.uk there are hundreds of magazines to choose from, for all ages – women’s magazines, men’s magazines, magazines for kids. No matter what they’re into there’s something they’ll love – technology, fashion, cooking, crafts, the list is endless! I’ve recently subscribed to Red magazine*, a monthly women’s mag ‘for the best things in life’. Topics include fashion, living, culture and something that’s very close to my heart – beauty! At £4 a copy of Red every month for a year would cost £48, but magazine.co.uk are offering an annual subscription for just £25! That’s not the only great offer, subscriptions to Moneywise and Auto Express start from JUST £1! Or spend just £5 for a subscription to Men’s Fitness or...

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Bath & Body | 1 comment

Perfume Of The Day – L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge

Perfume Of The Day – L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge

I got this L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge Eau Intense for Christmas and I’m so in love with it! I first spritzed it in their York shop in December, and then dropped enough hints to my husband that he bought me it. Cerisier Rouge translates as ‘Red Cherry’ and it’s a beautiful sweet fragrance – as well as the scent of cherry it’s got hints of lemon, orange, blackcurrant, raspberry and Lily Of The Valley. It’s not too fruity though, the floral edge really does come through, and it is supposed to replicate the ‘changing beauty of cherry blossom announcing the arrival of Summer days’. It’s my absolute favourite scent at the moment, I wear it every day. It’s so uplifting and fresh – probably more of a Spring/Summer scent than an Autumn/Winter one. It lasts all day, after a few hours the top notes start to disappear and it reduces down to a warming, fruity fragrance. I was also lucky enough to receive a great free gift with my perfume. L’Occitane...

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Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Bath & Body | 7 comments

The Body Shop – Red Musk Perfume Oil & Vanilla Brulee Soap

The Body Shop – Red Musk Perfume Oil & Vanilla Brulee Soap

I love it when a brand brings out lots of new seasonal products for Christmas and that’s just what The Body Shop® have done. This is Red Musk Perfume Oil* and Vanilla Brulee Soap*, part of their new Christmas range. Both of these products have warm Wintery scents and are perfect for either using yourself whilst getting ready for the Christmas festivities or to give as a gift. Red Musk Perfume Oil – OK, who remembers The Body Shop® 1990s classic fragrance White Musk®? Well this time they’ve created an updated musk fragrance with hot notes of cinnamon and tobacco, it is rich and heady with a warming scent, a bit like mulled wine. It’s not too musky but there’s definitely an undertone of spicy musk which lasts on the skin well after the other notes have worn off. I really love the colour graduated glass bottle and the red box. Attached inside the lid is a little plastic spatula that you use to dip into the perfume oil...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 12 comments

Chanel – Nail Colour in Rouge Noir

Chanel – Nail Colour in Rouge Noir

I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed Chanel’s iconic Rouge Noir nail colour before on Beauty Best Friend! It’s my favourite ever nail shade and one that I go back to time and time again. I particularly love wearing it in the Winter and at Christmas. Launched in 1994 the launch of this dark blood red shade sent women crazy trying to get their hands on it, and it was made even more famous when it was worn by Uma Thurman in the film Pulp Fiction. In its first year sales of Rouge Noir nail polish reached $1 million and a nail legend was born! I know that Chanel nail polishes sometimes get a hard rap from bloggers – they’re expensive and some people have a bad time with them chipping – but I don’t seem to have this problem with mine although I do always use a base coat and a top coat which will help. Rouge Noir looks best worn on its own on short nails – it’s...

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Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 2 comments

Broadway Nails – imPRESS Press-On Manicure

Broadway Nails – imPRESS Press-On Manicure

My experiences with false nails in the past have not been good ones – I hate the state they leave my nails in after you’ve pulled them off, the glue is just too strong and harsh on the nails in my opinion. So when I was asked to try an imPRESS Press-On Manicure* from Broadway Nails I wasn’t too sure what to expect. imPRESS is a new range of false nails, created to look like a gel manicure and quick and easy to apply using the sticky tabs that are already on the back of each nail. There’s no nail glue required and you don’t need to cure them or wait for polish to dry – just apply them and you’re ready to go. Sound too good to be true? I was sent two pairs of imPRESS Press-On Manicure nails to try – the mottled blue nail art effect ones are called ‘Dancing Queen’ and the crimson ones are called ‘Call My Agent’. I decided to try out Call...

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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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