When I cut my finger on my handbag clasp on the way to work, I ran into Sainsbury's and bought a box of their cheapest plasters to cover the cut with. The box of 40 Basic plasters cost me only 45p. This would have been an amazing price of less than a penny a plaster if they had been better.
They come in the same kind of cardboard box as normal. Inside all of the plasters are in little wrappers to keep them fresh and clean for you. They are quite easy to open, just a little bit fiddly to peel off the backing. You only get one size of plaster in the box. That was ok because in mixed boxes you always get some I don't really end up using. The small ones are too small and the big ones are the wrong shape for long scratches because they are square. The Sainsbury's ones are medium sized and perfect for my cut and most normal kind of little scratches.
They did stick ok to my skin at first. I made sure it was dry and not sticky with antiseptic cream I got at the same time. I smoothed it down and it felt ok. But after half hour it just dropped off. I used ten plasters in one day. I hated the idea of dropping used plasters around and I think you would too. The Elastoplast ones I put on later were so much better. They cost more but saved me money really because I didn't need to use so many.
I might buy the Sainsbury's ones if I had kids and they had a little cut that didn't really need a plaster and it was a comfort thing. It wouldn't hurt to come off their little skin. But I don't recommend them to anyone else. They don't stick enough.
I love Spotify!
Spotify is a live music streaming service which lets you search for and play millions of tracks for free. You can pay £10 per month to be a premium user, but you don't have to do so - if you remain on the free service you get adverts every few songs - which isn't too much of a problem.
The best thing about Spotify is the playlists. There are many playlists available which let you listen to music that you wouldn't have otherwise. I've discovered so many cool new songs thanks to this feature. You can search for music based on genre, artist, song etc. You can discover some really cool versions of old favourites (orchestral Michael Jackson, anyone?) or just tracks you didn't know your favourite artists had recorded.
Spotify also makes suggestions which is great. When you hear something you love, you can add it to your favourite songs - which creates a playlist of your own.
A small downside to the desktop programme is that it does seem to use a lot of memory and it makes my computer run a bit more slowly.
Spotify also has a mobile app which, as a free user, is not so great as it doesn't let you shuffle or select the song you want to listen to next. However, it is still a cheaper alternative to paid download services. I would advise making sure you're using wifi when using this app, as it will cost a lot in data if you're using 4G.
It really brightens my day at work. Love, love, love it!
Volkswagens are well known for being study, reliable cars which run well and last a long time. The Polo is no exception. This is my review based on my experience of owning a Polo - I'm not a car expert at all, just use a car for day to day stuff like commuting.
Although now they are no longer the smallest cars in the VW family, Polos are at the smaller car end of the spectrum. That said, you can comfortably fit four adults into one. I think they'r great for short distance journeys, and mine is a good size for me - I'm only 5ft tall!
In my experience, this car has always been a reliable one. I have had no problems with it at all, except for the standard wear and tear that you'd usually expect on a car - tires, wipers, oil etc.
It is very cheap to run and tax - having a small engine. It has quite low emissions too which is really good. The insurance is about standard to other cars I have had of this size. The car seems efficient, and gets good mileage. It is not the most powerful or faster car on the road by any stretch of the imagination, but it can shift when needed - and is perfect for driving around town.
The boot is a good size, and I can easily fit what I need in there. The seats fold down too if you need more room.
Inside, the interior is OK - quite nice but nothing really special. I guess exactly what you'd expect for a car in this range.
VWs are quite expensive to purchase, that's the only thing. I don't know if this is any more reliable than other cars in its class which cost less. However, I got mine second-hand and I'm pleased with my purchase.
Pilgrim's choice mature cheddar is a delcious and creamy mature cheese that tastes like something you might expect to find on an upmarket deli counter or in a specialised cheese shop.
I recently purchased this cheese in my local Tesco store for £2 for 350g, which for the quality of the cheese, I would suggest it is a bargain! The texture is crumbly but does retain it's rigidity when grated. This ensures that it has a range of uses and is not limited to just cheese and biscuits!
I have found that this cheese is also amazing on pasta bakes, gnocchi, and in broccoli/cauliflower cheeses as you don't need to use as much of the product in order to get a really intense cheesy flavour.
The only downside I would suggest with this cheese is that it is pretty expensive when not on offer. At £4 for 350g I find that it becomes less of an everyday and family cheese and more of a luxury treat. I think at this price you would be more inclined to purchase a supermarket own brand product or another on offer.
That being said, I think it would make a wonderful addition to any dinner party cheese board and would be great paired with many different wines.
My favourite way of eating this cheese so far though has been in a classic Welsh rarebit with Worcestershire sauce. Absolute bliss!
All in all a fantastic product which I would whole heartedly recommend to any cheese lovers and connoisseurs!
These yoghurts are absolutely delicious. They come in a variety of flavours and all of my family adore them. I have recommended this product to my friends and family as eating full fat yoghurts tend to be better for your health as they are not packed with sugar for flavour. I also like to use the yoghurt as a topping for breakfast cerea or with granola (no need to add extra fruit. They are also spectacular as a side for a pudding such as apple crumble, peach cobbler or a chocolate pudding in place of cream or creme fraiche.
You get 4 yoghurts per pack and the yoghurt is separated from the lower fruit level. These can either be mixed together or eaten separately- which tends to be my preference!
Oykos yoghurts feel incredibly indulgent and at 159 calories each they are a little high on the calorie front, however for the taste I think they are worth it! My little one year old son loves them too and will often demand some of my yoghurt after he has finished his own! I think this is good though as children need a lot of vitamin d and calcium to maintain healthy bones and teeth.
Tesco often have them on offer priced at 2 packs for £4 which is a little pricey for yoghurt but I think that the extra cost is really worth it for the quality of the product you actually receive. All in all a fabulous and delicious product.
I had to buy some more sun lotion and seeing how the Superdrug Solait lotions were half the price of the NIVEA and others I was considering I decided to buy them. I was really impressed by the big range of products Superdrug did. There was sprays, lotions, dry oils, facial protection and stuff for kids. Most of them offer is well with you the money off or 3 for two. I chose the basic lotions which are still moisturising, in factor 30 because it was cheaper than going for something like a dry dry oil spray. I know you're supposed to use a lot of sun lotion to get the protection they say. You can't put a price on protecting your skin from all those nasties like bad sunburn and skin cancer but there's also no point paying more than you need to if the cheap products work well.
I've been using the Solait lotion all summer and it has never caused me to get burnt. I've been outside a lot and I've never had any trouble. I apply at half hour before going out and it does take some time to absorb. It isn't one of those that sinks in instantly but once you've massaged it in, it doesn't make my skin feel nasty and sticky. It smells really nice and one thing with the white lotion is you can see where you've put it on. I like how it makes my skin feel soft, even a little bit more cared for.
I will definitely buy this again and recommend it to a friend. It is a bit cheaper but gives good protection and still smells nice. Maybe try one of the dry oil sprays if you want a faster product to sink in, but otherwise this is perfect for me. Some sun lotion makes my skin itch but not Solait. But do keep it out of your eyes because it will sting but don't they all?
My son loves his Nike Zoom Rival Cross Country Spikes, so much so we have just purchased another pair for this cross country season. They are strong and durable and an incredibly comfortable fit. The way these spikes are designed they give him the maximum traction he needs on some dire terrain. Some of his races can be undulating so the it is important he has a study cross country spike that is right for him and the Nike Zoom Rival is that spike. Each shoe has four spikes which he replaces on a regular basis. The shoes come with a spike bag spare spikes and a turner.
I was recently given this watch by a family member who bought it when they were on holiday in the airport. They paid £80 but I've since seen the watch online for an average price of £69.99 so you may want to shop around before making a purchase.
The watch is fairly large and heavy. I have small wrists and arms so it looks fairly big and noticeable on my arm. The watch face is large and easy to see. In terms of who this will suit it really depends on what kind of look you are after. I personally feel it may suit women with broader arms and thicker wrists.
The watch is rose gold plated and generally looks like a pale, shimmery pink against my skin. It's a pretty colour and one that's very feminine. The strap is reasonably comfortable to wear although I sometimes find that the watch face will slip to one side since it's quite heavy.
The watch face is surrounded by rectangular shaped crystals which look very bright, with a mirrored effect. They are very alluring and sparkling. Round crystal dots also mark the 3,6,9 and 12 positions on the clock face. The background of the watch face features a pattern of shaded flowers, with a central streak of darker peachy pink under a smattering of white petals. The watch has a thin and fragile pink second hand and two thicker hour and minute hands.
The watch comes with a two year guarantee and also comes in a small back box with a cushioned display. I would recommend keeping this in the box when not wearing it since this feels like a watch that should be taken good care of.
I'm pleased to have received this as a gift since it's a very pretty watch and one that is suitable for many occasions. I personally feel the watch looks better when worn for more special occasions since it gleams so much and looks quite expensive!
The watch is available at many retailers including Argos and Amazon.
I love my kitchen aid blender, mine is a vibrant red colour which looks great. The blender itself is so sturdy and strong and is used every day in our home. It really is a very professional blender in looks and in performance. I make smoothies daily with it daily. It is great for blending soup and my homemade pasta sauces. There is no way I could live without my kitchen aid I have had it for over 6 years now and on one occasion when I needed something went wrong I called the help line and they figured out it was a plastic bit on the bottom which commonly over time can disintegrate (especially when using on a daily basis). The pope two new pieces in the post and they arrive the next day with extremely easy installation instructions.
A littlevwhile back I pulled a muscle at the top and back of my arm. Of course this on my right side which is my dominant side so it was really annoying. I tried to go down the drug free routevat first and used a cool gel as you may have read from a previous review of mine. If you read that you will know that I just didn't get on with the latter product. So ibuprofen was picked up by me from my local Boots. A 35g tube of it cost 1.99. This was less than some branded products sat on the shelf next to it but more than just ibuprofen pills. I wanted to try a gel because I did find the massaging in part of the cool gel application to be comforting even if I didn't get on with the product as a whole.
The product promises effective pain relief for rheumatic and muscular pain and inflammation including that caused by sporting injury. It is not suitable for those under 14 or those pregnant or breastfeeding unless under the advice of a doctor. It also cannot be used on damaged, diseased or infected skin. Thankfully none of those things applied to me.
The tube has a screw cap and then a foil disc you must pierce with a pointy bit of the cap. All this is easy. I did find that the gel came out at just the right amount of speed for me to control what I am doing.
I felt some relief in about 10 minutes which is slightly quicker than when I take the drug orally. I did however not find it as good or as long lasting a painkiller as I would wish. I switched to pills of the same drug and the greater relief found that way was quickly apparent to me. The massaging in of the gel is a comfort though so I would recommend it to others for mild pain. I would buy again for a less annoying injury.
WHAT IS IT?
This is a small pot of lip balm that is made by a company called I Love. The flavour and fragrance is Strawberry & Milkshake and I think there are others available also.
WHAT I THINK
I have been using this lip balm for many weeks after I bought it cheap in Superdrug because it had been reduced and I liked the sound of a lip balm that tasted like milkshake.
I think this lip balm is very pleasing but it does not moisturise my lips very good and there is not very much of a strawberry taste.
The lip balm is in a pot so I use a cotton bud to remove some to put onto my lips. When I have taken some out I use my finger to rub it in and it is very fast to rub into my lips.
It does taste like strawberry milkshake and I like that but I think it would be better if the taste was stronger because it disappears after very short times.
I like to use this but have to use it many times every day for it to make my lips moisturised so the pot has not lasted for as long as I would like it to.
I paid £1 only for this lip balm and that is ok but the full price is £2.99 and I think that is too much because it is nice but it is not doing a very effective job.
3 Dooyoo Hearts.
I have these on a rolling order. We are an athletic family and these bars are great en route to training before races, after training or after races. It is such an easy pick me up snack for those of us on the go rushing from one venue to the next. As it is a protein bars it keeps you fuller for longer and it gives you a great boost when you are training or racing. If I am in a real hurry in the morning I have been known to have one for my breakfast on the go. It has all the nutrients in it I need and it tastes delicious too.
I opened 25 children's accounts with Halifax. One for each child (I have 5 children) on a 1-5 year savings basis. They messed up some of the children ended up with no five year account or no four year account and the money was put into their two year account or their instant saver. By the time they informed me they said they could not move the money and this means the children have lost out on a substantial amount of interest on their savings.
I never had an apology or any compensation and they are unbelievably hard to get hold of. They kept telling me to come into the branch, even when I explained this was not possible as I was widowed with 5 young children and it was their error there was no assistance just a nonchalant if I wanted help I would find time to get into a branch.
This is a Good choice to buy as it has gorilla glass 3, which makes its screen Durable.
It supports OS jelly bean , kitkat, and upgradable to Lollipop.
Its screen size and resolution is quite good compared to other devices at this rate.
It supports multi touch , with good speed and memory is expandable upto 16 GB.
It Has 8MP Main camera with flash and 2MP Front Camera.
It is equipped with Micro USB and a 3.5mm Audio Jack.
It Supports Wifi , bluetooth , and wifi hotspot with 3G speed.
I had mixed success recentl when trying another supermarkets own brand basic chocolate, the Tesco value one but I still decided to give this Sainsbury Basics one a go.
The bar that you get for your 35p weighs 1O0g. This is divided into five rows of chocolate. Each of those rows is then divided into three squares. On the packet Sainsbury say one serving is 3 squares. They obviously not met me before. Those three squares still contain red amounts of sugar and fat but I don't expect much different from a chocolate treat.
Was this Sainsbury Basic chocolate like a treat though? Unfortunately no. The taste WS a huge disappointment. It really tasted low quality. Sweet yes but where was that addictive cocoa taste? It was very weak to me. The wrapper says that the cocoa solids content in this product is a minimum of just 27 per cent which probably explains that. I would not recommend it to anyone wanting an indulgent snack or a real treat. If you were trying to put yourself off chocolate well then it might work!
I had found with the Tesco equivalent that its taste was much enhanced by heating it. I found it quite nice in homemade hot chocolate and in baking. So I tried this Sainsbury one in the same ways. The flavour did improve definitely and I would if pressed use it in baking again. The hot chocolate was less tasty though still OK. You do need to watch it carefully if melting it though because it melts and starts to burn more quickly than other chocolate. I would say to anyone to try the Tesco equivalent over this one if looking for low cost chocolate.
Brand: Aultmore / Type: Single Malt Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Speyside Whisky
Brand: Auchroisk / Type: Single Malt Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Speyside Whisky
Brand: An Cnoc / Type: Single Malt Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Speyside Whisky
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Type: Sneaker / Brand: Converse / Designed for women
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Brand: Mod'8 / Type: Kids' Shoes
Brand: Bladnoch / Type: Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Lowland Whisky
Brand: Bladnoch / Type: Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Lowland Whisky
Brand: Ben Nevis / Type: Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Highland Whisky
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