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Member Name: blue_ashleigh
Advantages: Cleans, bubbly, fun!
Disadvantages: Slippery, scarring, and potentially dangerous in the wrong hands!
I thought I'd write a little review on Fairy Liquid as I've just finished washing my hair (more on that later) and as I sat down to write I thought I'd see if Fairy have a website. They do (www.fairy-dish.com/), and it's got quite a few things on there. I won't go into detail as this review's about Fairy liquid not the site, but if you have kids then there's lots of different craft ideas which you can make with a Fairy liquid bottle (look under the 'Family Fun' section). You can also watch fairy liquid adverts on there if you have an urge to see them, I don't.
(I'm going to be writing about original Fairy liquid for this review).
For those of you who have lived in a cave for the past few years or so, Fairy liquid is a washing up liquid that is typically green. You only need a small dribble to get your washing up bowl full of bubbles (if you have water in your washing up bowl obviously!). The bubbles last quite a while, it's not like they disappear quickly, and one dribble will last you through your washing up, unless of course you're doing the washing up for an army. Fairy liquid tends to smell OK for a washing up liquid, you wouldn't wear it as a perfume, but it does have a distinctly clean, fresh smell to it.
Fairy liquid does get your dishes clean (as one would hope from a washing up liquid!). If you have particularly tough stains, if you swirl a bit of fairy liquid on the stain and leave for a minute or so, it's fairly easy to remove. I am a student living with 3 boys who don't wash up, and I can safely say that even hardened pizza can be removed from your plates after soaking with fairy liquid for a minute or two!
Fairy liquid doesn't make your hands rough or dry, but I wouldn't say it leaves them feeling soft as the adverts claim. However, I suppose if your really bothered about having super soft hands you can use rubber gloves and moisturise!
There are other 'flavours' of Fairy liquid available:
Fairy Scent-Sensations: Strawberry flame, Apple quake, Lemon Twister, Passion flower storm - who comes up with these names!? I quote: "Strawberry flame - Turn up the heat in your kitchen with Strawberry Flame. Its sweet fragrance is a little taste of Summer all year round, while its vivid shade gives your sink a welcome splash of colour.". Almost poetic... sigh...
Fairy Antibac Naturals: Pink grapefruit and garden mint, Lime and lemongrass, Eucalyptus.
If you want to find out more you can read all about them on the Fairy website, you could also check out the adverts when you're there!
You can buy Fairy liquid cheap from some places like Makro/ Home bargains for about £1 for 2. However, it is significantly more expensive in supermarkets. So I'd either buy it cheap somewhere, but I don't think it's worth lots of money so I'd buy a supermarket's own brand if you do all your shopping at a supermarket.
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Ok, so, there's not much more to tell you about Fairy liquid except don't pour it in your eyes and to keep out of reach of children. I'd also advise making sure you wash it all off your skin after using, I have a very funny story about this one... it goes like this (p.s. please don't try anything dangerous, it is not advisable!):
Me and my friend, Mr A, have a habit of doing 'unusual' things to pass the time. We decided to take a trip to Morrison's, buy some garden bags, rolls of cling film, duck tape, and washing up liquid (we wondered whether the cashier would look at us funny or wonder why we had duck tape, cling film and garden bags - note if you want to kill someone you can get your supplies from Morrison's no questions asked!). Anyway, we decided to cover his living room floor in garden bags, duck taped to the floor, wrap ourselves from head to toe in cling film, pour Fairy liquid on the bags and see how long we could stand up for. It's fair to see we lasted merely seconds, and then getting up again was extremely difficult. All good fun. Kids don't try this at home, your parents may not appreciate the mess! The next day I got a phone call from Mr A saying his face was really red and sore. It seems he'd gone to bed without washing the Fairy liquid off properly and it had caused a rash. He still has faint red marks on his face 1 year later! So, the moral of the story is to make sure you wash properly after use!
Another idea for Fairy liquid usage:
Freeze a washing up bowl full of water. Take the frozen water to the top of a muddy hill. Squirt Fairy liquid down the muddy hill. Put the block of ice at the top of the hill and sit on it. Close your eyes and get someone to push you. Make sure someone has a phone on them to ring an ambulance. I can safely say that Fairy liquid is very slippery, so perhaps avoid spilling any on your kitchen floor! Again, don't try this at home kids, I will not take responsibility for broken bones!
Finally, a 'good' use for Fairy liquid:
I got this tip from my friend's mum who is a hairdresser. If you wash your hair with Fairy liquid once a month it gets rid of all the build up from products and leaves your hair super clean. Roughly every 4-6 weeks I wash my hair with Fairy liquid, and afterwards my hair doesn't need washing for at least two days. I normally wash my hair everyday, and after 1 day my hair is greasy and horrible. I wouldn't advise using this on your hair if you have dry hair as the Fairy liquid does dry your hair out, but if you have normal/ greasy hair then you should be fine. Again, make sure you thoroughly wash it out of your hair after use!
Failing all that you can also use an empty Fairy liquid bottle as a water pistol!
(Also 10 points go to the person who can name the band associated with the title!)
Summary: Fairy liquid is fun!