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      05.07.2012 17:23
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      A good quality washing up liquid but I'm not sure I would pay full price

      - Why I Bought -
      I usually go for the supermarkets' own brand of washing up liquid as I find brands such as Fairy to be a little over priced, having said that I do think you get good results with Fairy so perhaps it is worth paying a little extra. A few months ago I saw that Fairy 433ml bottles were on offer in Asda for £1, similar to the price I would usually pay so I decided to stock up on a few different ones. I bought the Silk & Orchid flavour simply because it was purple coloured! I noticed the label said 'with a touch of Olay softness' which sounded nice. I thought for the purpose of writing this review I would put Fairy Silk & Orchid to the test by using it to wash up a sink full of pans and dishes.

      - The Packaging -
      The bottle for this liquid is functional and pretty standard for washing up liquid. It is transparent so you can see how much is left in the bottle. It has a red plastic top which allows you to squirt out the amount of liquid you need and there cap to close the bottle when it's not in use.

      -Using Silk & Orchid Fairy -
      As the sink filled up with hot water I added a small squirt of the washing up liquid. By the time the water was covering the dishes the liquid had made the water nice and bubbly and I could clearly smell the sweet floral scent. I added another small squirt to my cloth and got scrubbing. I found that the dishes were easy to clean and any debris left on them came off easily. I was particularly impressed with the liquid when I washed up a dish that had some baked on pasta bake on it. The dish came clean very quickly and with little effort even though I hadn't left it to soak prior to washing up. I cleaned a whole sink full of dishes with a total of three small squirts so I think this liquid goes a long way. I noticed that the liquid was thick which to me indicates a quality product. After the washing up was complete I noticed that my hands were indeed very soft and smelt floral and fresh. After using this product for the last few months I haven't noticed that my hands are dry so I believe this product is kind to the skin, perhaps this is down to the 'touch of Olay softness'.

      - Price and Availability -
      Silk & Orchid Fairy is available in most supermarkets and currently sells for around £1.80. Personally I think this is a bit steep but it is worth looking out for when it is on offer.

      - Would I Recommend? -
      I would recommend this as it does perform slightly better than the supermarkets' own brands which I have used before. It did a good job on my dishes, smells nice and is kind to my skin. I think it was good value for £1 and will look out for it when it's on offer but I may still buy others rather than paying full price for Fairy.

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      23.08.2011 11:31
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      I have just spent a week staying with my sister and she had purchased this as it makes the kitchen look more girly!

      What is it?
      Obviously this is washing up liquid designed to clean your dishes but also to pamper your hands as it contains moisturiser!

      The washing up liquid comes in three varieties Almond, Aloe Vera and Cucumber and silk and orchid. The one my sister had picked was the silk and orchid variety more for its lilac colour.

      Results
      Like all fairy washing up liquid this washed the dishes well and easily removed marks from dishes and lasted well as you would expect from fairy washing up liquid.

      Smell
      I have to be honest this smelt and looked like bubble bath and really had the same feel but evidently according to Glamour magazine "90% of women in a Glamour Magazine survey agreed that new Fairy Clean & Care helped keep their hands soft and moisturised as well as doing a great job washing the dishes." No wonder my dedicated follower of fashion sister purchased it then!

      Cost
      This costs £1.80 a bottle which is the same as the original fairy. However it is currently on 2 for £2.50 at Tesco.
      Opinion
      Bubble bath is not for washing dishes my hands did not feel any different using this to normal fairy it just made me feel ill the smell was so strong. I really think kitchen products should be designed to clean and if you want smelly products they should smell of something fresh like citrus so for me this is not a product I will be buying again unless the shop run out of bubble bath!

      3 stars as washed the dishes as well as any fairy but the smell too awful

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      11.08.2011 19:19
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      5/5 a slight blip but a pretty much perfect product.

      When it comes to washing up liquid we usually choose what's on offer or a cheaper brand as we mainly use our dishwasher and use washing up liquid a few times a week. However, after discovering Pounland's extensive range of top brand cleaning products all for only a pound we've recently been buying lots of our cleaning products and therefore have been trying out lots of new bits and bobs. One thing we've recently tried is Fairy Clean and Care Silk and Orchid Washing Up Liquid, which of course, as it was from Poundland was £1 for 433ml. It is available pretty much everywhere else, including all the supermarkets but it's usually more expensive unless it's on special offer.


      The product comes in a clear plastic bottle which lets you see how much washing up liquid you have left, the only problem with this is that the pastel lilac of the liquid clashes with our kitchen so we have to keep it in the cupboard. The small red flip cap lid dispenses just enough of the thick liquid meaning you don't squirt out too much which is a common problem with cheaper, thinner washing up liquids. There's a label on the bottle with the famous Fairy logo, it also states that the washing up liquid comes with a Touch of Olay, to soften the hands.


      When dispensing the liquid as I said before it's lovely and thick and has quite a shiny appearance to it. At first I used the amount I usually would with cheaper brands, this created a huge mass of bubbles and I quickly adjusted to only having to use the smallest amount of liquid to get a lovely sink full of suds. The smell instantly fills the kitchen and it's lovely and summery, it reminds me of berries and has a lovely fresh edge to it. The liquid cleans dishes really well, it is especially noticeable with wine glasses left over night, with a quick wash and rinse they come up lovely and shiny. With tougher marks on pots and pans I leave these in soak for a few minutes and they clean up a treat. I have to say that the Olay element of the product didn't make any difference to me; it's true that my hands didn't feel dry but they didn't particularly make my hands feel softer either.


      Overall, I've been really pleased with this fragrance and my Mum is buying all the different scent combinations as they really are lovely. You only need the smallest amount of liquid making this product great value for money especially as it does such a good job of washing up, definitely recommended.

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        02.05.2011 21:25
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        Great washing liquid just hope it comes on offer again

        I have never really took much interest in washing liquid and have just bought the cheapest whether it be own brand or a branded make however after washing up in my own house with an own brand product and then going to my Mams and washing up with Fairy I suddenly realised there is quite a big difference between the products so decided I would buy a bit better product.

        I bought this product as Asda had one of their cleaning promotions on and this was selling a £1 a bottle, I actually ended up buying quite a few in a couple of difference fragrances, the usual selling price is £1.53 a 433ml bottle.

        The product comes in a tapered soft transparent plastic bottle with a red flip top lid to allow dispensing of the product, there is a small sticker on the neck of the bottle stating Fairy cleaning and with a touch of Olay softness and then another sticker further down the bottle on the front. The main sticker on the front has an outlined picture of the royal crest and actually states "by appointment to her majesty the queen" there is then the name of the product and the fragrance along with the little cartoon like baby that is always on Fairy products. On the back of the bottle there is a further rectangular sticker, the product is claimed to "gives you the cleaning power of fairy with a touch of Olay softness. Other than the claims there is simply a couple of pictures giving warnings not to get it in your eyes and to keep out of reach of children, there are also some ingredient details and the company information should you need it.

        The product inside the bottle is a lovely lilac colour and has a sort of pearly finish to it, I think the product smells like blackberries and when you put it under water is lathers easily so there is no need to use much at all. This product gives lots of bubbles from a small amount of product and gets my dishes lovely and clean, I can't wait to try the other fragrances I have bout but this bottle is lasting a long time so I may have to wait. The smell of the product lingers nicely in the kitchen but in all honestly I cannot say my hands feel any better using this to any normal bottle of washing liquid.

        A great product which does the job, cheaper ones are just false economy in my opinion.

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          27.03.2011 09:11
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          I love it

          When it comes to washing up liquid I tend to pick up the store brand versions. However, if fairy liquid is on offer I will always buy that even if it still works out more expensive than the store brand!

          The fairy liquid that I have been using for the past couple of months is their clean and care silk and orchid variety. It comes in the standard looking plastic washing up liquid bottle and on the front it has a label which is white with a purple edging. The label features the fairy name in large red lettering as well as the fairy cartoon baby. We are also told that this liquid features a touch of olay softness.

          The actual washing up liquid is a lilac coloured somewhat pearlescent liquid. To use the product you should flip open the red cap and squeeze a small amount under the running hot water tap. A small amount creates plenty of bubbles and I find that if you use too much you end up with dishes literally covered in bubbles so it is wise to use a small amount and then see if you need to use more.

          When you initially pour the washing up liquid under the tap what is immediately noticeable is the lovely scent of the product. It has a really sweet fragrance to it and I love it. It doesn't smell much like washing up liquids traditionally do, and smells more like a hand wash or something in my opinion. What is also nice about this product is that it does not dry my hands out in any way. I can get quite sore hands when I wash up a lot, and let's face it...no one else is going to do my washing up so I need something that won't cause that and this is the case with this product. With this product my hands feel soft and well moisturised and I can only presume this is down to the added olay which the bottle claims to have. Sometimes when I have run out of hand wash I have been known to give my hands a quick wash with this and it leaves them soft, clean and smelling lovely.

          The cleaning power with this product is second to none in my opinion. It leaves my dishes clean and looking sparkling. With dishes or pots that have dried on food or that require a little more cleaning I just leave them to soak for a little while with some of the fairy liquid and hot water and then wash them as usual. They always wash up well. The fairy liquid is also excellent at cutting through grease in my frying pan. I always add a little extra to the pan and give it a good scrub and it always comes up clean.

          In summary I think this fairy liquid with silk and orchid is a great buy. The cleaning power of fairy is in my opinion the best you can get but this product has the added bonus of leaving hands soft and nicely fragranced too. I picked this up for a pound from asda and I would certainly buy it again if I saw it at that price.

          Thank you for reading my review!

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            05.08.2010 23:12
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            Not one I will bother with again, actually I can't waitto finish the bottle!

            This was on offer in Asdas a long time ago now so I grabbed the mandarin version and this one. I used the other first and when it came time to open this one I was no where near as impressed with it as I was the mandarin.

            The liquid is a gorgeous lilac and looks girly and pretty, I can honestly say that is not the reason I bought it. I sniffed it in the shop, along with the others on offer and they were my two prefered scents.

            This has a very heady, strong floral smell. I thought that it smelling so strong meant that once it was diluted it would be gorgeous. Only one problem with that thoughy, and that would be that I was wrong! Even once diluted the scent is too strong. It is over powering and leaves the scent on the dishes, even after rinsing well everything smells of it!

            It is good at washing off grease and works really well as a washing up liquid should. I find I don't need much added to the bowl. This is not as effective as the 'normal' Fairy but is better than cheap imitations.

            ause of the fact that the scent stays on the dishes I most certainly will not be buying this version again, it is just too in your face! I do however recommend the range as I found the Mandarin version to e excellent.

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            19.11.2009 16:57
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            Highly recommended

            I was absolutely content with my Fairy Almond washing-up liquid but I ran out of it and so did Tesco. Fairy washing up liquid was on offer, so I decided to try the two other ones of the clear & care series. Now I review the silk & orchid one.


            First impressions
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            The washing up liquid comes in a transparent plastic bottle. There is 450 ml of washing up liquid in it. The Silk & Orchid one is of lilac colour and it is so silky. It is not transparent at all. It is very easy to open its cup. This washing up liquid has very nice floral scent. I waited the moment to try it. It is thick and cleans very well. I am absolutely satisfied with it. Foams well and it is easy to rinse it from the dishes.

            I found that this one lasts long too. I have a dishwasher but I clean the larger dishes and cutlery myself. So this way one bottle of washing up liquid lasts 2-3 months. It was one pound when it was on offer its full price is 1.38 pounds. It is on offer in Sainsbury's now.


            My experience
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            I used this washing up liquid for two weeks now and after doing the washing up my hands are still soft and moisturised. I like that the clean and care series of Fairy really helps to protect my hands and cleans my dishes nicely.


            Ingredients:
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            15-30% Anionic Surfactants, 5-15% Nonionic Surfactants, Perfume, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid.


            Further information
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            You can visit the manufacturer's website for washing up liquids at www.fairy-dish.com site. This product was made by Procter and Gamble in UK. There are four products available in clear & care series of Fairy at the moment: Aloe Vera and Cucumber, Almond, Silk and Orchid and Peach & Mandarin. Thanks for reading!

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              09.09.2009 06:01
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              Worth every penny for this great smelling, moisturising and cleaning washing up liquid

              I'm a convert to this Fairy Clean and Care Silk and Orchid washing up liquid. It was on special offer at Tesco so i thought i would try it. The bottle itself is a lovely shape and it looks pretty in the kitchen. The smell is absolutely heavenly and washing up (or at least standing next to my husband whilst he's washing up!) is a pleasure.

              This washing up liquid doesn't bubble as much as some of the other Fairy ones but i have still found it to be just as effective at cleaning and washing up a variety of items. Our oven trays with burnt on food came up beautifully clean and my glasses are sparkling.

              I have eczema on my wrists and find that lots of washing up liquids irritate it but not this one. The liquid silk is very moisturising and I've had no problems at all.

              It may be more expensive than some other Fairy but in my experience it is just as good if not better and I'm happy to pay the extra for it.

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              17.11.2008 22:20
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              Nothing special apart from the lovely colour

              Washing up. Its a touchy subject in my house. I used to quite like washing up when I lived on my own, when it was just me and my mess. However after moving in with my partner and the washing up being always being a constant source of frustration my opinions have quickly changed. I don't just dislike washing up, in fact I detest it. When I go shopping I always try to buy a different kind of washing up liquid in an attempt to spur me on to wash up more often or even more miraculously get me to love washing up. On one of my recent shopping trips I decided to try Silk and Orchid from the new Fairy Clean and Care range.

              What initially drew me to this range was the fact that when all of the bottles were lined up on the shelves they did not look anything like traditional washing up. In fact I had to do a double take to check I wasn't buying bubble bath or some kind of luxury soap. The liquid glistens and glimmers particularly under the bright lights of the supermarket and this reminded me of bubble bath. With my love of bubble baths I couldn't resist trying this range. The Silk and Orchid one is a lilac in colour and looks nothing like traditional washing up liquid because it is opaque and pearlescent. The other scents in the range also come in similar shimmery pastel colours.

              Unlike traditional bottles of washing up liquid, this range comes in a more contemporary shaped bottle. The bottle is sleek and gently curves to the flip top lid. The bottle has a grooved part designed to make the bottle easier to hold and also adds to the general pretty design of the bottle. This is quite handy especially when you have wet hands as the top part almost fits over your fingers so doesn't slip. Apart from the shapely design of the bottle, like most other good quality brands the plastic feels suitably sturdy enough that it will not break easily. However, it isn't completely rigid so that you can't squeeze the bottle to release the product. Another good point about the bottle is the fact that it is transparent so you can see exactly what the product looks like and how much you have left after using it.

              Like any other bottle of washing up liquid the product is easy enough to dispense. All you do is flip the lid at the top of the bottle and pour as much as required. When you flip the lid you can faintly smell the silk and orchid fragrance. It's difficult to precisely describe the smell exactly, however it does smell slightly flowery. I wouldn't say that this is an overpowering scent but it does become more powerful after you've used it. I find the scent does stay on my hands for a little while after using it and as it is a pleasant and fresh smell I don't mind it.

              The hole at the top is suitably large enough to dispense the right amount of liquid with precision. In my attempts to try as many different brands as possible this one fares quite well when it comes to dispensing the product. The hole is not too large that you end up with far too many bubbles yet is large enough that you don't have to squeeze the bottle very hard to get the product to come out.

              I find the best way to get the most out of this liquid is to make sure that I add the liquid when I have the taps running, that way I get more bubbles out of it. If I just squirt the liquid into the bowl then run the taps I find I don't get many bubbles and the water does not last as long. However if I use it as directed then the bubbles are long lasting and effective in cleaning even stubborn dried on food. The bubbles that this liquid produces are soft and don't make my hands dry out. However, Fairy claims that these ranges of liquids are meant to 'pamper your hands' by keeping them 'soft and moisturised'. Although after using this my hands were not dry, I am yet to be convinced that they are any more moisturised than when using any other good quality liquid.

              Overall, for £1.37 a bottle I would have to think twice before purchasing it on a regular basis. However, if it was on offer I wouldn't hesitate to stock up purely because the girly purple liquid looks pretty in my kitchen.

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                13.11.2008 10:00
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                A dud from Fairy

                When shopping not long ago I needed washing up liquid and noticed a variety I hadn't seen before - Fairy Clean and Care. It was on offer at three for the price of two at the time and since Fairy is always good I thought I'd try it.

                The current price at Asda is £1.37 for a 450ml bottle and the three fragrances available are aloe vera and cucumber, silk and orchid and almond extract. I remember the days when anything other than lemon was unusual!

                The bottle is a little bit different in shape from the usual ones. It's squatter with curved ridges set into it. I suppose it looks OK but I don't really see the point in fancy washing up bottles but maybe that's just me.

                The bottles is clear so that you can see how much liquid is left in it and the silk and orchid one is a light lavender sort of colour. The liquid is pearlescent and certainly looks nice enough.

                Well it is all sounding good so far isn't it? Well if you just wanted to look at it - yes, it would be fine but it was when I tried using it that the problems started!

                We all know that using the branded washing up liquids like Fairy rather than the supermarket ones such as Asda's own means that you don't need to use as much liquid per wash. So, I squeezed a small amount into my washing up bowl and ran lots of hot water onto it and waited for the bubbles. I would have had a long wait - there were hardly any!

                Now, I know you don't need bubbles to wash the crocks, but it is generally an indication of the fact that there is enough liquid in the washing up bowl to do the job. In this case I could see by looking at the water that the amount of washing up liquid I had used just wasn't enough so I put more in - in fact I put a lot more in until I felt that the water was ready to be effective in doing my washing up.

                The fragrance was very nice although as usual it is difficult to describe and the liquid didn't seem to dry my hands out although I don't normally have a problem with 'washday hands' anyway.

                In conclusion I won't be buying this one again, although other varieties of Fairy are fine and I would certainly recommend those, but this one just doesn't work for me. I needed to use much more of this than I would need to use even with the non branded versions so it makes it very expensive!

                Sorry, Fairy, this one's a dud as far as I am concerned.

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                  03.10.2008 15:22
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                  lovely treat

                  I saw this in the super market and it caught my eye. It is marketed in a very stylish bottle.
                  It sounded so luxorious I thought 'why not' it might make the washing up more enjoyable and might help keep my hands a bit softer.
                  They do a a selection in the same range - silk and orchard, Aloe Vera and Cucumber and the one that I chose which was almond.

                  The almond one has the usual fairy baby in the middle of the bottle and is surrounded by a heart made up of leaves and hearts. It also has a picture of an almond and almond in its shell. Also the bottle looks very nice in the kitchen. It was very easy to open and close and there was no build up around the nozzle which you can get with some washing up liquids.

                  The bottle size is 450ml and cost £2.20.

                  The liquid itself is very thick and one squirt does a lot of washing up. It was very good at greasy dishes and left everthing sparkling.It makes a good amount of long lasting bubbles. It leaves your hands feeling very soft and moisturised. Also the smell is delicious, the scent I had was almond and it smelt like expensive shampoo. It was also a nice almond colour which was nice.

                  I would treat myself to this again but would not use regularly due to the price.

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                  05.09.2008 21:52
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                  A pampering new washing up liquid

                  I'm sure everyone at some time in their lives has done the washing up, some more than others. I myself wash up three times a day minimum following a breakdown of my dishwasher. However, what I found suprising though was the amount of choice that is now available and what I found looked really good was the new Fairy clean and care range. There are three new varities on the market although at this stage I have only tried out two. The one which I currently have is the silk and orchid variety. The other two varities include; Aloe Vera and Cucumber and Almond.

                  When it first arrived from Tesco's (I did an on line shop) I was pleasantly suprised at the colour, it resembles the colour of lavender and has the consistency of a shower gel. To be honest I thought after looking at it I should be washing in it myself rather than washing dishes with it. The odour itself is sublime, I can honestly say it smells wonderfully like orchids, it is really caring to the hands too. One problem I had before I had a dishwasher was that my hands would feel all dry and tight from the constant exposure to water and the chemicals in the washing up liquid so I was a little dubious as to how this would affect my hands. I have to date no problems, they feel soft and almost moisurised after you have washed up!

                  Now obviously I am not advicating that all women should be washing up, this works for both sexes, why shouldn't men have soft hands? But, for £1.35 (yes I know it is alot more than normal bog standard washing up liquid) it offers more than just a regular washing up liquid does this new fairy takes the bore out of the chore and I would certainly reccommend it.

                  Size wise the bottle is 450ml so you are not really gaining more product than any other regular washing up liquid but it is definately better than some cheaper varities I have tried where the bubbles are very minimal and it's consistency is very thin. This product works very well and produces a great amount of bubbles on just a small sqirt.

                  Packaging wise it comes in a clear bottle so you can always see how much product you have left and it has a flip up top. The bottle is completely recyclable but as for the list of ingredients (chemicals) they seem no different to other washing up liquids; 15-30% Anionic surfactants, 5-15% non ionic surfactants, Perfume, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid. I have to be honest I'm non the wiser for reading that. There is a warning on the back as with all washing up liquids to avoid prolonged use if you have damaged or sensitive skin.

                  If you haven't tried the new Fairy range then I seriously recommend it, go on give it a try.

                  Thanks for reading.

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