I have tried many different mascaras over the years and I do like Maybelline as they always seem to last a long time without drying out. I bought this Maybelline Volume mascara from my local chemist in the sale for just £2.99. It came in three basic colours, black, brown/black and navy and I have it in the black/brown as this suits my colouring the best. It comes in both waterproof and non waterproof and I have the waterproof in this one.
The tube is 7ml and it is a chunky black tube with a screw top which is easy to unscrew. The top can get a bit clogged up as do most mascaras but a quick rinse under the hot tap will sort this out. The brush at the end of the wand is 2½ centimetres long and is curved which makes it easy to use. I have found that there has always been enough mascara on the brush by just taking it out and I haven't needed to pump it before use which can get air in the tube so the mascara dries up quickly.
It has never clumped on my eyelashes even though it is quite a thick mascara and it does a good job of separating the lashes which I think makes them appear more natural. I would say that my lashes do appear more a lot thicker than when I am using others brands. This mascara is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free so should be suitable for most skin types and I find that it removes easily with make up remover or make up wipes, and best of all it is waterproof so it does not run or smudge even at the end of the day.
This is a good quality mascara which makes my eyelashes look thick and long and I would definitely buy it again. i have been using it now for several months and the effect is the same as when I first started to use it so I am very pleased with this mascara and would buy it again.
I like Toni Collette. She is one of those understated actress that just delivers and so naturalistic on camera. She is not the most beautiful of women with her dodgy teeth and Outback nose but her Aussie tang and confident demeanor is always engaging and different to the main sheep heard on screen. She came to prominence in the wonderful Aussie girly flick Muriel’s Wedding for which she was nominated form Golden Globe and an Emmy and then peaked with an Oscar nomination for The Sixth Sense. She then went on to win the TV Emmy for the drama ‘United States of Tara’ and she can sing, too, nominated for a Tony Award for the musical ‘The Wild Party’. She is a no messing blue collar kind of girl and like all Aussies would be great fun at a party with none of those British airs and graces. At the age of 11 she proved her acting credentials by feigning appendicitis, convincing the doctors so much they removed her appendix but subsequent tests showing nothing wrong with it. As with all Aussie actors she debuted in an iconic Aussie soap, not Neighbors but A Country Practice.
Veteran East Coast rock journo Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) drinks too much, sleeps around and not one for deadlines. But she needs a big story as editor Giles (Oliver Platt) in on her back. If Klug doesn’t bring in her promised scoop on enigmatic indie troubadour Mathew Smith (Johnny Depp), who disappeared off the face of the Earth ten years back and presumed dead, the story complicated as Smith was her one true love, its time to look for a new job.
The investigation is slow and Ellie soon falling for the next bright young thing on the Seattle music scene, Lucas Stone (Ryan Eggold), who strums his way into Ellie’s emancipated heart. He reminds her of those days with Smith. But emotional help arrives to boost the search in the form of a wealthy middle aged entrepreneur Charlie (Thomas Haden Church), the plan to fund and film Klug for a documentary called Finding Paul Smith after she loses the original money to fund her story. Charlie is going to marry hippy ‘twentysomething’ Charlotte (Ahna O'Reilly) and looking forward to one last road trip as he hires a Winnebago to help find Smith and get Klug her story as jolly japes ensue, their first lead in the smoky woods of Washington State.
The DVD cover is pink with hearts on it but don’t let that put you off. It’s so not that type of film, the female director no doubt pressured to concede that to sell more copies. No, this is more grown up and no romcom, Klug’s character rare in American movies, a female lead that is emancipated, aloof and not softened up in any way to appease Hollywood norms and expectations of a leading lady. Gena Davis has been outspoken on the lack of roles like Collette’s, quoting that “The more hours of TV and film a girl watches, the fewer options she thinks she has in life. The more hours’ guys watch, the more confident they are about themselves”. Davis feels female leads end up empowering the male lead role in the film and nothing else. We clearly need more Toni Collette’s. Glorious Tomboy hotty Jennifer Lawrence has taken it on with the excellent Huger Games but we need to see more feisty girls in film. Lets face it lads, they are like that in real life now.
This film is also noted for the voice over work from Joanne Woodward, the wife of Paul Newman, who hasn’t acted on screen since Philadelphia (1993). First time female director Megan Griffith’s is the source of the feminist lilt here although Klug still admirable in her own way and by no means ending up an anti male movie. In fact the chemistry with Thomas Haden Church as the older Charlie is democratic, excellent and a genuinely funny combo. You could see he was improvising a lot on screen and extracting genuine giggles and enjoyment from Collette on screen, that willingness to muck about why the Aussie actress is so naturalistic in her movies.
I enjoyed it to a point but it is very much a rambling piece with not much happening. The film gets lost on its main narrative point of actually looking for this elusive Smith character and the Johnny Depp cameo there just to get someone to actually see this. But at least it’s not a fluffy romcom and we at last have a three dimensional and intelligent female lead putting a more realistic take on modern romance and being a career woman in the new millennium. I suppose the point is that the more a woman wants to do well in the world the more masculine she has to be and so the less attractive to men and so the men become more gentile and non-threatening in the movies, the case here.
I have quite a funny combination of skin on my face, some days it can be quite dry, especially in the winter and then others, my face can look quite oily. Soap & Glory state it is designed to "exfoliate, clean and purify the skin, lift away pore-clogging dead skin cells, soak up excess oils, and stimulate fresh oxygen to your face", this sounded perfect for what I needed.
Upon removing the lid, I was quite surprised at how thick the scrub was, I would describe this as more like a face mask than a scrub and it doesn't feel very grainy at all. The next surprise was the colour, it is a really bright aqua colour, just like that on the packaging. The product also has quite a menthol fragrance to it not too overpowering that I spent the rest of the day smelling like a pot of Vicks.
I apply around a 20p sized amount to my skin, focusing on my problem areas such as my forehead and nose and massage in a circular motion for around 2minutes and then rinse with warm water and then apply my own moisturiser as normal. I do find the scrub takes a little longer than I would have liked to rinse. When rubbing on my face, it feels quite pleasant and doesn't feel like it is irritating me skin in any way at all.
This product doesn't have big grains in, in fact, they are quite non-existent so when I first applied, I didn't expect to see any difference to the condition of my skin but I was really quite surprised. After using, my skin felt a lot smoother and slightly brighter, I would say my skin felt a little dryer on my forehead which is where I used to suffer with oily breakouts, yet not dry enough that it started to flake away, any dry patches I had also seemed to disappear too. I don't have many visible pores on my face, just a few on my nose, after regular use, these too seemed to improve and get smaller.
I have read reviews which state that this can also be used as a face mask, rather than rubbing into your skin, you just apply and leave on for around 3 minutes and then either rinse away or peel off, because I applied mine and then went in the shower, I found it easier to rinse off. I tried this for the first time yesterday and again, was really impressed with the results, my skin looked in a lot better condition.
I really like the product; it does leave my skin feeling wonderfully soft and gives it a short term glow so this gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Last year I got so many colds it was unbelievable so I decided to make a real effort to up my healthy living and hand hygiene because I didn't want another one. Everyone says that washing your hands is a great way of preventing the germs that you pick up on the surfaces you touch from getting into your body. But sometimes it isn't easy to wash my hands when I'm out and about like when I'm travelling on the bus. People around me often cough and sneeze and then they touch the bell and straps and I touch them too. So I noticed people using a hand sanitizer when they got off the bus so I decided to get 1 myself.
You can use these when there is no soap and water to clean your hands. You just squeeze some of the gel into your hands and it kills any germs without you needing to have a sink. Some sanitizers I saw were really expensive but then I found 1 in Wilko, a little bottle that was only 50p. I decided to pick the berry one because some of the sanitizers I've used smelled disgusting. Berry's got to be better than that right?
Most sanitizing gels are a bit runny than something like a gel should be. This one is the same so you've got to be careful not to squeeze out too much because you're going to be making a mess when you don't have a sink around to clean yourself up. But if you squeeze it out gently this is a nice product to use on your hands. It does smell of berry. The smell doesn't last very long for me. When you smell it on your hands later it smells more of the alcohol that inside that kill the germs but it's not too strong. The gell doesn't feel sticky or nasty on my hands. It does dry quickly so once you've rubbed it in you can just get on with your day and don't have to try and find some tissue to dry off. Wilko say this kills most germs on your hand. As you can't see them, I just have to believe that this is true but I think it works because since I've been making more effort to use this it stopped my run of colds. So I would recommend this hand gel. It's a lot cheaper than most, it's nice and easy to use and it smells lovely.
We choose the APH at Ham'sHall for Birmingham Airport as it is juts off the A38 our road to and from home to the airport . the bus takes you direct to the terminal once you leave your car, the car is parked outside and when you come back you are given your key and told which lane it is in. You have to walk to find the car. They give you the code for getting out of the gate on a piece of card so the place is pretty secure.
The bus come quite quickly so long as you phone after passport while you are waiting at the luggage carousel, by the time your luggage comes through you usually only have to wait a couple of minutes for the bus to take you to the car park.
we have used this service for around ten years now and never had any problems.
These are normally priced at £4.49 for a pack of 25 wipes and they are available in places such as Boots, Tescos, Asda and Superdrug.
The wipes come in a small white packet which I find makes them easier to transport in my makeup bag, I tend to use wipes more so when I go on holiday as its a lot easy to take a pack of these in my suitcase than to take a bottle of cleanser, toner and cotton wool, my hubby already moans at my that when we go away, my toiletries and hair bag is heavier than his suitcase alone.
The packet has a golden coloured hard plastic lid on the front which keep all the wipes secure in the pack rather than having a bit on cellophane which fastens the pack, I prefer packs that have these as I have used packs before with the cellophane and they lose their stickiness over time which causes the wipes to dry out. The packet is about half the size of a packet of baby wipes, measuring around 3inches x 4inches. I would describe the packaging as very basic and simple but I feel that gives the package quite an expensive look to them.
They have quite a fresh fragrance to them, although I couldn’t pick out the exact notes, the fragrance does seem to have quite a perfumes element to them and best of all, it is quite long lasting and in line with the moisturiser and toner. The wipes are deigned for mature skin.
I must say, out of all the wipes I have used, these probably do have the most luxurious feel of all; they are extremely soft, moist and thick so they don't disintegrate when I use them. I use the wipes at the end of the day to remove all traces of my makeup, starting with my eyes and then working my way out; I do find that they are great at removing my eye makeup, even my waterproof mascara. Because the wipes are so thick, I tend to use one side of the wipes to remove my makeup and then the other to remove and dirt or grime.
Although I said these are moist, they don't leave my face feeling wet like other wipes have in the past, after using, my skin feels lovely, soft and smooth and ready for my to apply my moisturiser. Since using, I have never experienced any skin irritations, dryness or tightness. I would definitely recommend these wipes and in my opinion, they are the best I have used so they would get 5 out of 5 stars.
I have found eating hoummous to be a useful way in recent years to up my vegetable eating every day. I really enjoy dipping raw carrot sticks into it as a snack and it is the main way I eat sweet peppers which because they come in so many bright colours are supposed to be so good for you.
This 200g tub cost me £1. There should have been a Tesco Value version of it next to it in a bigger tub for the same price but it was out of stock then. I later went on to try it later and I have to say it is actually better than this standard Tesco product. I don't mean that the standard Tesco one is a bad product however. It is tasty, not too garlicky as I have had before. It had a detectable taste of lemon too which gives a zing to it. I have never tried homemade hoummous so I can't compare this product to that but I was satisfied taste wise.
What I did not like about the product was that it was quite rough. There was quite a few bits of chickpea in it that were a bit on the tough side. It may be more authentic I think to not be entirely smooth but personally I prefer it if my dip is smooth.
The fat content of a quarter of the plastic tub that it comes in is 19 per cent of the recommended daily though it is only 7 per cent of saturated fat level. I could easily dip my way through half at a time so that is something I will bare in mind.
I recommend this product but would say texture wise the value version is better.
I have used ebuyer for a variety of items from Monitors to HDD and SSD drives to flash drives over a period of 7 years and have been pleased with all my purchases. When I've had questions the telephone and enote team have responded quickly and thoroughly. I have had another positive experience with them this week (thank you Wayne) which has prompted me to write my first review on doyoo. Keep up the good work!
The Dyson weighs 8kg which I suppose it is a little heavy however having said that, I can easily carry up and down stairs without any issues. What I like is that the Dyson does have a convenient carry handle situated on the top of the cylinder.
It has a 8.2m cord which is quite a lot, I can easily plug this it the kitchen which as the back of my house and manage to vacuum up all downstairs and half way upstairs (which is at the front of the house) without having to unplug and plug into another room.
Dyson also state that this has capacity of 2.3litres, I have no idea whether this is good or bad to be honest, what I will say is that I tend to vacuum up three or four times a week and I don't have to empty it more than once a month.
I prefer an upright vacuum so this ticks all the boxes, they are easy to manoeuvre around the room, the only down side of an upright is that it is a little trickier when I want to get into those hard to reach places such as under the bed. When it comes to these places, I have to use the hose attachment but on the plus side, the hose is really long, I can leave my Dyson at the bottom of the stairs and use the hose to vacuum all the way to the very last step. The hose however is quite stiff and it does need a little bit of force when stretching it a long was as it does try and 'coil' back up. I must say that I find the hose just as powerful as the vacuum itself and I have never experienced any loss of suction when using.
The Dyson comes with several different attachments to use on the end of the hose, all of which are stored actually on the Dyson so it makes it really handy when I want to use one of them and again, changing the attachment is done in just a couple of clicks.
I find that the Dyson performs well on all flooring types, in our house, we have a mixture of carpets, tiles, lino and laminate and the Dyson easily makes the transition to each floor covering and cleans excellently on all four.
I have had my Dyson a couple of years now and it still cleans like the first day I had it.
Although I don't get many coughs and colds I am prone to sore throats and when I do I always reach for the Strepsils. These ones are different from the usual Strepsils as they contain menthol which can help to unblock your nose. I have used other brands in the past but find that these are the most effective. They come in three separate strips of 12 lozenges each in a row of 3 x 4 and are easily popped out of the foil.
I usually buy them in the pack of 36 as I find this is better value, as they are usually around £4 for this size and around £3 for the pack of 16, however I bought these from an independent chemist for £2.50. I've actually just checked the sell by date to make sure that they are in date but is almost twelve months left! They also come in packs of 10 and 16 but I always find that the larger packs are better value.
They contain two antiseptics, (2,4-dichloobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg, Amylmetacresol 0.6mg), which is supposed to relieve discomfort of sore throats and I find that it really does work for me. Even before I have finished sucking a lozenge my throat feels less sore and doesn't hurt so much when I swallow. They melt in your mouth and you can feel a warm sensation down your throat. You also get a coating in your mouth and a bit of a numb feeling but this soon disappears.
They are suitable for adults and children over 6 years old and the recommended dosage is one lozenge to be sucked slowly in the mouth every two hours and to have no more than 12 lozenges in one day. I usually have about 4-6 in a day or more if I need them.
Although there are cheaper brands on the market in my opinion these are well worth it as they work well for me and also taste great. I would say that they are suitable for a general sore throat but if you have a severe sore throat you may have an infection and these wouldn't be sufficient for that purpose but I find them adequate for a minor sore throat.
I bought this Dove body wash from a local discount store for £1.50 which I think is a good price for a 300ml bottle. It has a white flip top which you click down securely after use to secure and the tube is easy to squeeze as it stands on the lid so the gel is always at the squeezy end. I find that I only need about a ten pence piece size of the gel to squeeze onto my sponge and this is enough for my whole body. I will rub it into the sponge until it starts to foam which it does very quickly and unlike some other shower gels the bubbles seem to increase as I am washing rather than disappearing so I never have to use a second squeeze.
It smells lovely and fresh and would be suitable for all the family. I can smell it on my skin for a long time after using it and my skin does feel soft and hydrated. I do feel that I am giving my skin the best care by using this product as I know that I am not using any chemicals or unnatural ingredients. I do recommend this shower gel as it leaves my skin feeling soft and smelling lovely for a long time after using it with a natural smell rather than a synthetic smell. It is ideal to use every day for all skin types as it is kind to your skin and I am happy to recommend it and will definitely buy it again
The Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub is available for GBP 29.00.
The body scrub is described as follows. "The essential first step to achieving a firm, youthful-looking body. This refreshing, exfoliating treatment (with smoothing Natural Bamboo Powders) 'rubs away' rough, flaky surface cells and impurities, giving skin a sleek new start. Also, prepares skin for the treatment that follows."
Even when testing on the back of the hand me the pleasant texture of the product was made a positive impression. The colorless lotion is slightly oily and can thereby be easily and evenly with the cotton pad. In addition, the skin is now noticeably smoother, softer and gentler. Despite the slightly oily consistency of the lotion but this is very easily, absorbs quickly and is non-greasy after. Another plus is the parsimony in the application. Just a few drops are enough for the face and neck. In comparison, I needed from my bisheigen peeling significantly more. Also the result is convincing. The manufacturer promises that the lotion refines the skin, is clearly adhered to. I was also able to use my new exfoliating lotion no change in the reaction of my skin notice the sun, but I have to say that the one hand I do not quickly get a sunburn and the other hand was already pre-tanned, because I've been on vacation shortly before was. How to cope with lighter skin tones of this increased sensitivity to the sun, I can not say. All in all I am very satisfied with the exfoliating lotion. Although it is slightly more expensive, but on the one hand it is very economical to use, and on the other the result is convincing. My skin is now much clearer and smoother and the pores act at least smaller.
The Bio‑Oil body oil is available for GBP 8.99.
The body oil comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a white screw cap. On the bottle are the product name and additional product information. The bottle contains 60 ml.
The body oil is described as follows. "Bio‑Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for ageing and dehydrated skin. Bio‑Oil has won 224 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 18 countries since its global launch in 2002."
The ingredients are Calendula Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil, Chamomile Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Paraffinum Liquidum, Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycine Soja Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, BHT, Bisabolol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool and Red 17.
The body oil is moisturizing and repairing. The body oil can be applied well and evenly, the skin feels soft and smooth after application. The body oil moisturizes and cares for the skin. The skin seems even and cared for, the body oil improves the appearance of scars and uneven skin tone. The body oil is fertile.
The body oil has a pleasant scent. The scent cannot be noticed after application.
I can recommend the Bio‑Oil body oil, as the body oil cares for the skin and improves the appearance of scars. The skin is moisturized and feels soft.
The Elnett Very Volume Supreme Hold Hairspray is available for GBP 4.00.
The hairspray is described as follows. "Enriched with Pro-Keratin, Elnett Very Volume creates effortless volume for fresh, natural-looking hairstyles that hold all day. Its unique micro-diffuser sprays ultra-fine and disappears at the stroke of a brush."
Elnett is unlike other hairsprays quite expensive. I'm not sure when it comes to price. This Haarspry verpricht volume and extra strong hold. It Eigent therefore very good for updos and teased hair. I availed the spray only to fix, for that I spuehe it either in the neck or on my ponytail. I notice in addition to this version, the normal, so I can pretty well the differences between the two products. This hairspray actually has a much stronger hold. It remains there all day where it should stay. The hairs do not fly, and do not fall apart hairstyles. What I find so good Elnett, which is not glued the hair unnecessary. It can be brushed out ohnere More again. Of course you feel the hair spray, the hair feels harder than usual. The remains at an extra strong hold but not made. I availed of this spray for some time and am satisfied. Will I buy more my original seize, I do not know yet. But very probably. Really alternatives do not exist unfortunately. Elnett is really one of the best sprays on the brand. yet I subtract a star for the high price and the scent. Stay 4 stars!
The Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream is available for GBP 4.00.
The hand cream is described as follows. "Immediate and lasting relief for even the most dry hands. Just a dab of this glycerin-enriched formula instantly relieves and protects seriously dry or chapped hands. Even under the harshest conditions, it leaves hands noticeably softer and smoother. Concentrated for over 200 applications."
The ingredients are Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Dilauryl Thiodipropionate, Sodium Sulfate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum.
Light allows the hand cream and remove metered, the Tube is very handy, since slightly wider than normal hand cream tubes. Due to its size it is suitable also well for the handbag to take away on the go. Neutrogena Hand Cream can be very good and easy to apply and spread, absorbs quickly without leaving a thick layer or a greasy feeling. My hands feel like it smooth and silky. The smell I would describe as a neutral, slightly creamy-powdery, but hardly perfumed inside. The cream is extremely efficient. According to the company information, this cream has been developed in collaboration with dermatologists. The cream should moisturize the skin, conjure up soft and smooth skin, repair the skin(including panthenol) and creating a moisture barrier. In short: I am thrilled with this lotion!
I can recommend the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, as the hand cream moisturizes and cares for the skin. The hands feels soft and smooth. The hand cream leaves a gentle feeling on the skin.
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