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      06.09.2012 14:32
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      Would not recommend for those with dry/sensitive or pale skin.

      I have developed a terrible habit of running late which means I often do my make-up on the train/bus. On one occasion I had forgotten my foundation so in a rush trip to the Boots in the station I bought Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation. I normally use their 25 Hours Foundation but as I was going out I thought I would try out this foundation as clubs get rather warm and lead to a bit of shine on the face.

      *~* Useful Review Info*~*

      Skin type: Dry/Sensitive
      Skin Colour: Very Pale
      Applied on top of a moisturiser.

      *~*Where & How Much *~*

      I paid £5.99 (earning myself 5p worth of Boot Advantage Card points) in Boots which for a foundation I thought was fairly reasonable. Rimmel stands are available in nearly all Boots I have ever visited, even the smaller ones.

      *~* The Product & Using It*~*

      The product comes in fairly standard plastic packaging with a screw top and the foundation squeezes out, therefore do not loose the top or leave it loose unless you would like a foundation covered bag.
      The foundation itself I would say is light to medium coverage, but I think you could layer it up if you wanted it a bit thicker. I thought the consistency was a bit oilier than I was expecting and it does go on quite shiny for a matte finish product. This product is not guaranteed to have not been tested on animals as far as I am aware, so if you prefer cruelty free products I would not buy this.

      I had bought this in Ivory but found the colour to be too orange for my pale skin. Especially as it starts to dry it gets darker and depending on what moisturiser I had used on my face this would get worse. I found that thicker moisturisers, such as those specially designed for dry skin conditions made the product discolour a lot. This may be because it is better suited for oily skin and dos not work well with heavy moisturisers.

      I found this foundation applies better with a brush and has a better finish when using the brush, I felt when I used my hands I was just rubbing it in and not getting much coverage. Also due to the colour change it was essential to blend down onto the neck and onto the ears as otherwise I got an obvious foundation line.
      I have worn this to work, daily and on a night out and overall I have not been impressed. I found that the foundation just stuck to any dry spots on my skin, so when it started wearing off I was left with small orange patches. The bottle also claims '12 Hours Natural Shine Control' but I do not think it lived up to this on m y skin. By lunch time I already found my skin looking in need of re-touching.

      *~*Overall*~*

      I think this is a fair priced product and I do love some of Rimmels other products however this is just not suited to my skin type and therefore would not recommend it for those with dry or sensitive skin. I also found the colour match too far off from Ivory so I would recommend trying another brand for pale foundations.

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      • John Lewis CPT180U / Toaster / 34 Readings / 32 Ratings
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        24.11.2011 20:43
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        Overall a great toaster for the price.

        You put bread in the toaster (how many people said toast?) and in this toasters case bagels.
        The lovely piece of equipment was I think bought by one of my lovely flat mates mum's when we moved into our flat in June...or was already here :S Not sure! But either way it's the fanciest thing I've cooked my toast in for a while(See my value toaster review for details!).

        *~* Product and Availability*~*

        A stainless steel wonder this would sit nicely amongst other stainless steel items, having a very non offensive black and silver colour scheme going for it. It has four large slots for bread, thick sliced bread and even bagels. There are setting options for each pair of slot, to allow for different preferences in toasting should you have a guest or making toast for someone else. Each dial ranges from 1-6.
        There are various buttons you can hit on the front of the toaster allowing you to cancel the toast, defrost, reheat and bagel. If I am truly honest I rarely use any button except cancel...however upon looking up more info about this toaster it would appear I have been missing out!
        The Reheat button allows you to heat up already cooked toast without browning it - genius! The defrost button gently cooks and defrosts bread at the same time. The Bagel button...cooks bagels? I'm assuming lightly toasts them. I have never made bagels in the toaster yet so cannot reliably comment on this feature.
        It also has a handy crumb tray, which can be emptied for easy cleaning, and a high level lever to help aid in getting the toast out.

        This toaster is available online and in John Lewis stores for a not so cheap £49. Although for myself this is uite pricey, it is not too expensive for what the product is and if you had a reasonable budget.

        *~* Product Specs*~*

        **Taken form the John Lewis Website
        Brand John Lewis


        Colour / Finish:Stainless steel

        Dimensions:Information not available (It's quite big -not an official John Lewis statement)

        Finish:Metallic

        Guarantee:FREE 2 year guarantee

        Settings:6

        Wattage:1800W

        *~* Using the Product and The Toast*~*

        Despite it buttons and dials when it gets down to it you make toast the same as you do any other toaster, put in the bread pop in down and wait for it to pop back up. The knack is not letting the toast burn, not letting it set on fire ( I recently got toaster banned form the whole building at work :S ) and of course never sticking a knife into it when your toast gets stuck!

        This toaster does the job, it's quick and if you footer about with the settings you can get your perfect slice. However, I have notice that ours has started to toast more on one side in some of the compartments which means I need to give the bread a twirl between pops.
        Also, this is not the best toaster for toasting potato scones, sadly as despite the apparent fancy lever it's really hard to get it back out. Sigh.

        The only other slight problem is that the toaster is quite large, which I suppose you have to expect with a 4 slice toaster, but it took us a while to find the right spot for it in the kitchen.

        *~* Overall *~*

        If I'm honest I think this is a great toaster and reasonable for it's money. It looks modern and it can multitask. However, I was to buy a new toaster my budget would be limited an I'm not sure I can yet justify spending just under £50 for a toaster.

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        16.11.2011 22:07
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        I love this and will be over using it this Xmas!

        As you may read in another CND review I ordered some products when on a nail art frenzy.

        I spotted CND Nail Effects Sapphire Sparkle on a nail blog and wanted it immediately!
        In the image the nails looked like a solar system!! Loved it!
        When pay day hit I bought myself some treats and eagerly awaited their arrival.

        *~* The Product and Packaging *~*

        This is another CND Topcoat which you apply on top of your nail varnish of choice to add a lovely sparkly finish. The sapphire one in particular is has gliiter which looks like a range of blues, purple and pinks depending on how the light hits. It cost approximately £5-6 depending on where you buy. I bought online, so with P&P and VAT it was about £6.

        The bottle ha a flat back, which I have no use for but I like because if you knock it over it won't roll off the table and should you have a fancy nail varnish shelf it would sit nicely on it, always facing forward so you could see what it was.
        The bottle is clear with a black lid, it is neatly branded so you can see what's inside and what it is quickly.

        *~* Using the Product *~*

        This is very easy to use, do all the regular prepping and primping on your nails and apply your colour of choice then the topcoat goes on over these once dry to give a sparkly finish.
        The varnish come out quick thick but only take 2-3 strokes to cover the nail-apparently a good varnish should be able to cover your nails in 3 strokes, I can't remember where I heard that but it is a good logic to me.
        It takes about 5-10 minutes before it is fully dry, a bit quicker if you make sure the top coat is not too thick and is even.

        Then voila stand out nails!

        *~* The Results *~*

        I love this top coat!! The finish it gives is great, apparently they have use glass specs which is why it is such a fine and beautiful sparkle! The colour almost looks UV the way it shines and it really catches the light.
        From my use of it so far, it works better on similar or complementary shades such as deep blues, purples, pink and grey. It doesn't go so well with reds - but this is just a personal preference.

        Everytime I wear this topcoat someone comments on my nails and my friend always fires it on top of her nails when she is round.

        Overall this purchase made up for the other being so disappointing (see CND Super Matte Topcoat if you are interested).

        *~* To Top It All Off *~*

        I would recommend this to anyone, it is an easy way to make your nails look stand out without having to visit a salon and you can use it with the varnishes you already have a reinvent them! All round dazzler of a product!

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      • CND Super Matte Topcoat / Make Up / 22 Readings / 21 Ratings
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        16.11.2011 20:55
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        Terrible, do not buy unless milky nails is the look your after.

        After taking a little shine to the world of nail art I decided to go wild and spend a few bucks on some nice new top coats from CND. In my rush to buy it, it cost me near £6-which for myself and my nails is a splurge...especially as I bought a few things.
        Like a child every night I would run home awaiting the arrival of my new toys! Evetually it arrived!!

        Very well wrapped up and it was a wrestle between myself and the bubble wrap trying to actually get my hands on this polish! But in the end the bubble wrap lay burst on the floor, me standing triumphant.

        *~* The Product and Packaging *~*

        Bascially this topcoat is meant to transform your favourite nail varnish by taking away it's shiny finish and turning into an on trend matt finish.
        The topcoat arrive in a little box with aq wee window so you can see whats inside. The packaging gives all the general info, what it is, directions etc...
        The bottle itself is clear and I actually like the design, it has a flat back for reasons unknown, but i like that feature. Perhaps if it was on a slanted shelf or stand it would sit nicely with the name still facing the front.

        The fluid inside looks like watered down PVA glue...not too promising but I assumed it would dry to give the matte finish.

        *~* Using The Product *~*

        I had this product opening an on my nails with in five minutes of tossing that damn bubble wrap in the bin!
        The product is as easy to use as any other nail varnish. Just apply to your nails after you have already put on your chosen colour of polish. The brush bristles are quite stiff but allow for an easy even coat. I found you had to do a few strokes though to evenly cover the nail (not the desired 3 strokes and your done test I like to use with my polishes).

        It takes a while to dry which was quite annoying as you would need to sit still for a very long time, I found even near an hour later it was still getting smudged by my finger.

        However, the waiting time was not my biggest worry.....

        *~* The Results *~*

        I sat waiting for this topcoat to dry thinking surely it's going to look better when it's dry...but it never did.
        The product went on milky- to be fair I did put a lot on as I was a bit over excited but none the less- and did not dry any better. There was no sign of a matt finish to my nails at all. The colour now underneath was now just slightly toned down by a cloudy and! shiny film of varnish. I would even go as far to say except for the colour difference you would never know I had this on in terms of shine.
        If is was possible to give this no stars I would as this was just waste of money and excitement. It cannot be used as a normal topcoat and definitely not as a matte topcoat, which is why I bought it. I have yet to find another use for it, but I hope I do as otherwise it shall just be tossed in the bin which is an even bigger waste.

        *~* Why Reviews are So Worthwhile *~*

        Sadly only after buying this product did I look up reviews. The flurry of buying new things I didn't even stop to look if it had been reviewed online! If I had I would have seen the same problems I experience and would never have bought it!

        Lesson learned!

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        • Kenwood SJM400 / Kettle / 41 Readings / 40 Ratings
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          17.09.2011 12:28
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          Great kettle but quite expensive for a simple looking item.

          As I recently moved into a new flat with my friends some family members were kind enough to buy some flat warming gifts. The Kenwood SJM400 was one of them, which was lucky as the kettle currently living in the flat looked a bit worse for wear.

          *~* The Product *~*

          The kettle is quite a modern design. Stainless steel, a slightly wider base and tapers up at the top. A black handle and a small window to show you how much water you have put in the kettle. The lid is also stainless steel with a little window as a design feature. It sits well with other stainless steel products easily so is great of you don't buy a complete toaster, kettle etc...set but want all those appliances to match.

          It is a cordless kettle with a black base so it is very easy to fill up. The lid also pops open with the push of a button for easy filling. It has a removable filter on the inside.
          Other than that there is not much to the design, but I can only assume steamline is what they were going for to allow it to sit in any kitchen easily. I do like the stainless steel, but it has that brushed finish on it which could sometimes give me shivers. Not matte, but almost, if you scraped your nail off it I can't imagine it would be a pleasant sensation. The other down side to the stainless steal is that it gets dirty very easily and shows. It is hard to clean it without leaving streaks. Also, for cleaning the inside the opening at the top is not the widest, I can get my hand in the top but with sponge in tow it could be slightly awkward.

          The plastic used for the handle and base seems very durable, not likly to break any time soon as with all the other components. It feels very sturdy adn that it would last a good length of time before needing replaced.

          It is quite a heavy kettle on it's own before you put any water in it, so this might not be suitable to buy for someone who has difficulty with lifting heavy objects, an older relative for example.

          *The Technical Bit*

          Below are some other useful points about the Kenwood SJM400 *taken from the description on Amazon*.
          Dimensions (L x W x H): 22 x 16 x 25.5 cm
          Weight: 1.2 kg
          Wattage: 3 kW
          Material: Stainless steel
          Colour: Brushed stainless steel
          Guarantee: 1 year
          Water capacity: 1.7 L
          Water indicator window: Yes
          Filter: Removable
          Cord storage: Yes
          Concealed element: Yes
          360-degree base: Yes
          Stealth: Yes
          Illuminated on/off switch: Yes
          Power base: Yes
          Cordless: Yes


          *~* Price and Availability *~*

          As I did not buy this item I cannot tell you how much was paid for it. However with a quick search online prices range from about £28 up to £45.
          It is available to buy online via Amazon and other online shopping sites. Keenwood products are also available in shops like Argos, Currys, Debhanams and many other shores. The Kenwood website likes all the stockists on this page;
          http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/Where-to-Buy1/

          *~* Bringing it to the Boil *~*

          As with most kettle it is of course very simple to use. Fill it up, flick it on and the clear platic switch light ups to let you know the water is on it way to boil. In the features it lists the kettle as being 'stealth'. On first reading that I was very curious as to how my kettle was stealth? Could it blend into it's surroundings? A fantastic ninja when no-one it looking? Then I realized it is when the kettle boils it is very quiet and I have to say it is very quiet. This is great for in the mornings when you don't want to wake anyone in the house up when your making a cuppa or...if you don't want to make anyone else a cuppa you and the kettle could be stealth together and only make one for yourself and potentially get away with it. The only downside to this is that if you leave the room and shut a door you might not hear the kettle click and if you're like me and forget you end up having to re-boil because it's been left too long.
          I never think that the boiling time is too long, I'm never left standing watching the kettle boil so you can get your tea in good time with this one. This is also great when making your dinner and you need to many pots of boiling water on the go quickly.

          *~* Overall *~*

          This is a great modern kettle however for what it does had I been buying a kettle myself I don't think I would have bought this one. Only because I cannot imagine paying up to £45 for a kettle, especially as there is nothing totally stand-outish about it. However, if you little modern looking appliances and do have the cash to spend then it is a great item.

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          • Boots Natural Foundation / Make Up / 58 Readings / 58 Ratings
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            18.05.2011 19:04
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            I would not buy this as it was a very bad colour and went patchy.

            After running out of my current favorite foundation I needed a decent priced foundation to do me for during the day. Browsing Boots make-ups asiles I Found myself being drawn back to the Natural Collection stand. I have tried a few of their products, particularly a concealer which I lie very much. So though I would try the 'Shine Away' Foundation.


            *~* The Product *~*
            Boots Natural Collection products are dermatologically tested and from my shopping experiences are fragrance free. This is great for the likes of myself, as I have very sensitive skin.
            The products are free from mineral oils- as y continuing research on this brand shows - which is good as these can create a layer of oil on the skin which can clog your pores.

            The foundation comes in a 40ml clear plastic tube allowing you to see the liquid inside. I bought the shade Porcelain as it looked to be the lightest, thought there was not much choice in colours I have to say. The packaging does look a little cheap but it isn't an expensive brand so I wasn't expecting too much.

            The foundation states itself to be medium coverage and will help to reduce skin shine. It is a thick consistency and looks very slick and wet as it comes out of the tube.


            *~* Price and Availability *~*

            This foundation costs £1.99. All Boots Natural products are £2 or less. You can also buy 3 products for £5 which is a good deal, especially if you find a product you like you can stock up!

            The product are available in the majority of Boots stores and some Boots Pharmacy's. You can also purchase a selection of the products online on the Boots Website.

            *~* Let's Get It On My Face *~*

            I was on my way to meet a friend and it came time to try out my new foundation. As ever I was running late so didn't have a lot of time to spare.
            Putting a small amount into my hand I started applying it to my face. It feels very thick and the first thing I notices was the immediate colour change I the foundation! The colour went from a shade of porcelain to a bad shade of orange tinted! It reminded me of when you often see people who wear far to much make-up in the wrong colour for their skin, and they always have the caked line around their chin. This is the best I can describe how bad this looked. As I didn't have time to go and take it all off all I could do was blend it into my neck and look down while I was out!

            I tired the next time I used this product I tried to mix it with moisturizer to maybe tone down the colour change.....no luck! It looked just as bad. It had to come off. I have tried using a brush to apply it also, in case maybe it was reacting from the heat in my heats, but as with adding the moisturizer it made no difference.

            When I did have it on it felt very thick as if I have put more than one layer on my face, I really didn't like it. I do wear foundation every day but I don't cake it on, therefore this felt a bit much. It also came off very easily and became patchy. Due to the massive colour difference this was quite obvious as I am very pale and this was no wear near a porcelain colour!

            *~* Overall *~*

            I can honestly say I will not be buying this product again as I struggle to think of any good point. The colour did not go on even close to either the colour it was named or as it looked in the bottle.
            In this case I would say spend your money elsewear! If you are looking for a cheaper brand but works well I really like Rimmel 16 Hour foundation, which is the one I have ran out of -you can see my review on this is you visit my page should you be interested.

            So pretty much, the worst foundation I have ever used!

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              11.05.2011 19:07
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              Does the job and is very basic

              Ahh...the joys of another Argos Value Product. Will it live up to the standards of my Argos Value Kettle?
              This item was purchased when I was buying all the essentials when I moved into my current flat. When I first moved in it was a week or two before I was able to get the cooker in therefore a toaster was needed as I couldn't grill any bread and when your cooking appliances are limited you will take what you can get!


              *~* Product *~*
              As you can imagine the Argos Value 2 slice toaster isn't any major leap in the design frontier. It is white, white buttons, white dial and white sides...white. It has a dial on the side to adjust the toasting setting and a small cancel button. I won't lie and say it feels durable, it is very light and plastic, but you cannot expect too much for £4.69 really.

              Functions as listed on the Argos site;

              *Cancel function.
              *Variable browning.
              *Cord storage.
              *Cool touch.

              *~* Price and Availability *~*

              This item costs £4.69 on the Argos website. As you may have guessed it is available from Argos stores. You can check online if they have it in stock in a store near you or order it online.

              *~* Your toast! *~*

              Using the toaster is a bit of trial and error. You can test out the different settings but I've found that anytime, if you don't keep your eye on it, it will burn your toast! Or at least one half of it...and not toast the top of slightly taller slices of bread.
              For the prices this toaster is decent, it does what you ask of it - turns bread into toast! However, there are a few downsides which let it down and would make e want to spent that bit extra on my next purchase.

              The width of the spaces for the bread are quite thin, so you can't put bagels in there without a struggle, as well as some really thick breads...you might get it in but make sure you can get it back out! As I said with taller slices of bread the top half of your toast will go completely untoasted unless you turn it around half way through as the toaster is not wide enough to put the bread in lying on its side so to speak.

              The biggest problem with this toaster is the amount of burnt toast! Swear it tries to trick you by popping u your wee slices of toast barely even a darker shade of white, so you pop it back down and seconds later the fire alarm is going off. My toaster is my worst offender for setting off the alarm.

              I can't really say the dial makes a huge difference to how burnt your toast gets as I have given up footering with it, as depending on the bread also effect how quickly it will burn, I have found wholemeal bread tends to burn quicker than white.

              Lastly...do not put potato scones in your toaster without supervision as it may set your toaster on fire. Oops!

              *~* Overall *~*

              If you are just looking for the basics then this really would suffice and considering I have had it for over a year and set it on fire and it still works, it's not bad for £4.69. However, if you did have a wee bit of extra cash at the time I would recommend going for a slightly more expensive (and well recommended ) toaster, if only to save the batteries in your smoke alarm.

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              • Argos Value Cordless Kettle / Kettle / 68 Readings / 63 Ratings
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                It does exactly what you buy it for and no more.

                Facing the prospect of moving again I am making those tough decisions of what can come with me to my new shiny flat and what has to sadly be put out with the trash. One of the items on the waiting list is my Argos Value Kettle. When I fist moved into this flat, apart from all my own things like clothing, books, dvds etc...I had nothing and neither did the flat! Therefore I needed to kit it out with all the necessary appliances but on a really tight budget. My wee kettle is one of those things, it may only be a kettle but that thing has got me through some tough times...as a good cup tea can make the world seem a better place.

                *~* The Product *~*

                The kettle is very basic. Plain white plastic with a small thin window up one side with little measurements next to it to show you how full the kettle is. It comes with the usual little mesh on the inside at the spout to stop nasties getting in your hot beverages.
                One feature which is really great about this kettle, which you might not expect from a value item is that it is cordless. Which is very useful as f you have ever tried to make lots of cups of tea with an old kettle which is attached to the cord, it is very irritating when you have to shuffle or the cups or unplug it from the wall just to fill up the cups as otherwise it just won't reach.

                Below are some other useful points about the Argos Value Kettle.
                * 2.2kW.
                * Capacity 1.7 litres. (About 4 or 5 cups of tea  )
                * Boil dry protection - automatically switches off when the kettle is empty.
                * Safety cut-out.
                * Illuminated power indicator.
                * Easy pour.
                * Automatic switch-off.
                *~* Price and Availability *~*

                This kettle can be bought for less than a fiver! At £4.78 you really can't complain, especially as it does not look like a cheap kettle. It doesn't look like a fancy kettle but at the same time I wouldn't be put off buying this because of its appearance.
                This product can be bought in Argos stores or on their website. A handy tool on their website is that you can check if your local store has it in stock, and if they do you can reserve it and pick it up later.

                *~* Bringing it to the Boil *~*

                Using this kettle is as simple as any other kettle. Pick up the kettle, pop the lid up, fill with as much water as your require ( boiling more water than you need wastes so much energy so I always try and put in only what I need and not a lot more), place it back on the little plate (if that is what you would call it ) and flick the switch which lights up to let you know that it's on and working.
                The kettle boils in good time, rarely have I ever found myself waiting around for what seems like an age for a cup of tea. One particular kettle I use in work seems to do this which is not good when you are trying to make 14 cups of tea! Yes, 14 cups.
                One little thing which can get quite annoying is that if you have just boiled the kettle and used all the water but need more you have t wait for the kettle to cool a little first before it will let you switch it back on. I realise this is a safety feature to stop the kettle to over boil but even when you blast cold water in you still have to force down the switch and hold it until it can do it on it's own.

                The kettle is very easy to clean as it is not a funny shape nor does it have any exotic arts which you have to fiddle with to get in or out.

                *~* Overall *~*

                I have now had this kettle for over a year and it has yet to break, crack or get damaged in any way. If you are just looking for the necessities to get by for a while or aren't really fussed with mod cons then I would recommend this kettle, as after all what else do you need a kettle for except to boil water!

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                • Sleek Dip It Eyeliner / Make Up / 45 Readings / 43 Ratings
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                  A great product in terms of value for money

                  I recently bought the black Sleek Dip It Liquid Eyeliner as my MAC liner has ran out. As I wasn't bowled over by MAC liner I thought I would try a cheaper brand to do me until I could afford to try a more expensive brand. I was drawn to the Sleek stand as I use their eye shadow palette and other shadows nearly every day so I was happy to try out another product.


                  *~* The Product *~*

                  The black Dip it Eyeliner comes in a small black bottle with a long black lid. The nib is similar to that of a felt tip pen, with a fine tip. The bottle is very simple, all black with pink Sleek branding. The bottle hold 4ml of eyeliner.
                  It claims to be long lasting and high pigmented which I was keeping my fingers crossed was true!

                  The liner is available in 8 other colours;
                  Gold
                  Silver
                  Imperial Purple
                  Indigo Blue
                  Pink
                  Sky Blue
                  Pastel Green
                  Forest Green

                  *~* Price and Availability *~*

                  The Dip It eyeliner costs £3.79 on the Sleek website and is roughly the same price when bought it stores.
                  You can buy Sleek products from their website or buy in larger Superdrug stores. However even in the bigger Superdrug stores they never seem to have the full range of products, some Superdrug stores do not even sell Sleek at all which is a real shame, I personally have to go to the big shopping centres as the one closest to me does not sell it.


                  *~* Getting My Flick On *~*

                  I have to admit on my first use of this product I was slightly disappointed. The brush was hard to hold as the lid is very long as thin so it was hard to get a good hold on it. I also found the product to be a bit watery and when trying to draw on my flick I was erasing areas I had already applied the liner as it had not dried yet.

                  However, the more I have used this product the more I am growing to really like it. I have almost mastered the thin lid, it can still lead to the very uneven flicks some days but hey I can deal with that- on non special occasions. To make sure I get a good coat on my lid where I am applying the liner I just have to take my time, as this product does take slightly longer to dry than the MAC liner I had been previously using.
                  The colour is good, but in using it I have realised I should maybe have given my MAC liner more credit, as it was slightly blacker. However, the Sleek liner still does give good intensity it just isn't as thick as MAC, which for the price difference I shouldn't really expect.

                  If anyone did find the brush to tricky to use you could use an eyeliner brush and just dip that into the pot instead, so he problem is solvable.

                  One thing I have really appreciated is the liner's lasting power! Despite my other make up creasing or fading away this liner is the last to go! Which is great as the liner is what helps make my eyes look a little more vibrant. It does fade slightly as the day goes on, but not too much that I have to re-apply during the day.


                  *~* Overall *~*

                  For the price of this product I think it is really great. The bottle is a very nice shape but that lid is not the best for those new to liquid eyeliner! However, practise makes perfect and I would recommend this product to other should they ask. I haven't been blown away b this as I was my eye shadow palette and loose shadow but it will do me for now and should I need to buy a new liner I will definitely consider this again if my purse isn't up for trying out a more expensive brand.

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                    A great blush, well suited for paler complections

                    As Boot's are often giving away £5 off vouchers for the No.7 range I like to try out their products every now and again. On one such occasion I was in need of a new blusher and picked up No.7's Natural Blush Cheek Colour. I chose the colour Soft Damson as I am very fair skinned and have a bad habit of applying slightly too much blusher so I went for a softer shade.

                    *~* The Product *~*

                    The blusher comes in a little black compact, with an easily popped open lid. There is a little plastic window in the case so that you can easily see the colour you are bout to put on your face. There is a small gold No.7 on the front, the packaging is quite simple but nice. It doesn't look cheap.
                    Apparently this is a new formula of blush which means the powder is a lot softer and finer create a lovely natural glow on your cheeks.

                    The amount of blusher you get is 5g which although does not sound much is a good sized blusher, and the pot is not too shallow (not fooling you into thinking you are getting more than what you really are). Before use the blusher has a textured look imprinted into it, similar to woven fabric. This is good as you can check no-one has stuck their fingers in it before you buy it!
                    I cannot find a factual answer on whether No.7 tests on animals but I cannot see them on the PETA list of brands that do not test on animals.

                    *~* Price and Availability *~*

                    This blusher costs £9 and is available in all the larger boots stores and the majority of smaller ones. Some products are also available in the Boots Pharmacies.
                    If you do not live near a Boots you can also purchase it on their website.

                    *~* Colour Me Blushed *~*

                    Using the product is very simple, get a blusher brush - I find a smaller one is best if you are going for the just right amount of rosiness in your cheeks. Dab it into the pot lightly until you have a fine power on the end of the brush, blow or tap off any excess and sweep onto the apples of your cheeks.
                    A blusher brush is really necessary with this product as it is very oft and if you tried to use your fingers it wouldn't work as that method is a bit more heavy handed than this blush can take and you would end up with a not very natural looking, streaky cheeks.

                    The colour is not to strong and lightly blends into the skin. It may sound odd but a blusher of one make-up product I do not want to go one my face the exact colour it looks in the packaging as it would be far too strong, even in this lovely soft damson shade. You can build up colour with this, so if you prefer a stronger blush you can work up to shade that suits you. I personally find with this product a few sweeps on the apples on my check make me look nicely flushed and healthy.
                    The finish is not shiny with this product, it is a more of a soft powdery matt, but if you have moisturizer or a shiny foundation on it will blend with these making it sit naturally with the rest of your make-up.

                    One thing I have noticed with this is that if you are unfortunate enough to have a blemish on your cheek which you have tried to cover with concealer the blush can stick to it making it more obvious than you would like. However, I can only dream of how wonderful this blusher would be if you had amazing skin that did not need foundation as I think the soft finish would sit wonderfully on smooth porcelain skin.

                    *~* Did the Flush Fade *~*

                    Although it does not last all day it still does well and usually is still slightly visible by near the end of the day. This won't be helped by my sliding off my face foundation - for some reason my make-up seem yet to last a full day in the office without any touch ups! Yet a night in a sweaty club and it's fine!

                    *~* Damson In Distress *~*

                    It was all going so well until the little window in the case fell out! As I used this product daily, I carried it around with me. I knew it was inevitable that the powder would break and fall out of the now not protected little window but alas I continued to carry it around until that terrible day when I reached for something in my bag and found it a nice soft fluffy shade of pink!

                    I think the little window is a nice feature but if you plan to carry this in you bag be careful as I didn't even drop this product to make it fall out. This was quite disappointing as I really liked this product...I have even been tempted to just dip my blusher brush into my bag when doing my make-up!
                    There fore it would have been better if the window was not there at all, as unless you have all the shades of this product it really wouldn't take too long to open it up and check the colour inside before putting it on. Also, they could then put a mirror inside which for a large case I almost expected.

                    *~* Overall *~*

                    I really like this blusher and I used it everyday until it broke in my bag and there was nothing left...unless you include what was all over the inside of my little zip pocket! It is the packaging which sadly brings it down a star.
                    It works really well on pail skin and I would recommend it to anyone who is pale looking for a nice colour for their cheeks.
                    The next time I get another Boots No.7 voucher I will definitely be buying this again, but until then I will have to make do with my other product as I cannot justify £9 on a blusher when I already have some which are not too shabby.

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                      Because it felt crummy!!

                      *Sings* Summer summer summer time! *finishes badly singing* is upon us!
                      The sun is shining, the clouds are gone, barbeques are being fired back to life after a long slumber and I suddenly start craving Ben & Jerry's absolutely amazing ice cream!

                      A full day of sun is rare so when they first sunny weekend hit I experienced what can only be described as pure bliss as I read a magazine about the life of Elizabeth Taylor, sitting with the widows wide open, using my couch as a sun lounger and eating a pot of Ben & Jerry's ice cream!

                      The flavour I am reviewing is Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream - nom!

                      *~* The (Yummy)Product *~*

                      Cookie Dough is creamy vanilla flavoured ice cream with soft chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough. The ice cream itself is very thick and creamy, as are all Ben & Jerry ice creams, you can tell they are good quality and full of actual milkyness, unlike cheaper ice-creams which can taste very watery.
                      Your new tub of B&J ice cream comes in a cardboard carton with a card lid. The packaging has some lovely pictures on it giving you a hint of the tasty goodness inside. There is also the familiar hillside backdrop which is on a lot of the pots. Ben & Jerry use sustainable dairy farmers and try to be more eco friendly. The pot is recyclable, but will degrade quicker than a plastic ice cream tub even if you did throw it away as it is made from card.

                      *~* A few Seconds on The Lips A Lifetime of the Hips *~*

                      Ben & Jerry's is probably not the most diet friendly food, but it's a treat and everyone deserves a treat! Everything in moderation as they say!
                      Cookie Dough has 65grams of Fat in a 500ml tub, that works out to roughly 585 calories (9 calories per gram of fat). So it may be best to share a tub over a good film or just have a few nibbles at a time....though it is so addictive!


                      *~* Price and Availability *~*

                      As anyone who has oogled over Ben & Jerry's range of delicious ice creams you will have noticed the price can be a bit off putting! With prices normally in the £4 - £5 region for a 500ml tub, it can sometimes stop you reaching into the freezer and selecting one of the delightful pots of ice cream gold.
                      However! Do not fear there are often specials on Ben & Jerry's, a few of which I have seen recently. At the time of writing this review Spar are selling Ben & Jerry's for £2.99, I couldn't resist re-stocking my freezer!
                      You can also get smaller pots of Ben & Jerry's which cost about £1.50 for a 100ml tub.

                      Ben & Jerry's is sold in the majority of supermarkets, though the smaller the super market the more limited the selection of flavours.
                      You will also see Ben & Jerry's at many cinemas with their own little counter, buying from these stand for a few scoops will set you back near the same as a full 500ml tub!

                      *~* To the Best Part of This Review...How Does It Taste? *~*

                      The tub of ice cream, depending how long it has been in the freezer, can be a bit hard when you first bring it out but if you leave it for a few minutes it's perfectly scoopable!

                      The vanilla ice cream just melts in your mouth! So creamy and delicious and this isn't even the best bit! Once you find your first bit of soft, sweet cookie dough you may find your self carrying out an archaeological style dig on the rest of the tub to find the remaining pieces! Luckily Ben & Jerry's are not stingy and there are plenty lovely chunks inside! However, if you are sharing a tub with someone else there may be spoons at dawn over the big chunks of cookie dough as they are so delicious! There are also little chunks of milk chocolate in the ice cream and cookie dough which gives the soft ice cream a nice occasion crunch as the chocolate is frozen.
                      The ice cream is very rich, and I would therefore struggle to eat a full tub at once! I normally grab a spoon and keep going until I'm full, the only downside to this is that if the tub stays out of the freezer too long the melting ice creams make the tub a bit sogy around the top edge and can get a bit messy.

                      *~* Overall *~*

                      I would recommend this ice cream to anyone! The flavour is quite plain compared to some of the others but it is my favourite! It's so rich and a lovely vanilla taste that it just hits the spot on a warm day and on a cosy evening watching film!
                      I have not deducted a star for price as I can't blame them for making it being a high price as the great taste and work taken to use the sustainable dairy farms (where you find happy cows  ) should not be taken for granted! We are so use to cheap and cheerful items that I think we sometimes struggle to pay that extra few pounds for something really good. As you don't realise how worth it, it is until you have that first spoon full!

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                        Really great product for the price!

                        St Moriz was recommended to me by a friend and when discussing it in work another girl in the office also commented on how good it was! As they are regular tanners and the fact that St Moriz is very well priced I thought it wouldn't hurt to give it a try for a night out!

                        I bought the mousse as I was told this worked the best. I bought the normal mousse as I have very pale skin, but there is a darker option available.

                        *~* Price and Availability *~*

                        Right now you can get this product for a bargain price of £2.99 in Semi-Chem stores. Normally it is about £3.99 - £5 depending on where you buy it. According to DooYoo's price comparison you can get it for £2.99 on Amazon - a little something to spend those hard earned Dooyoo points on!

                        You can buy St Moriz in Semi-Chem, TJ Hughes as well as many online stores, so shop around to get a good price - though I think compared to the price of other self tans even up to £5 for this product or similar ones is still good!

                        *~* The Product *~*

                        The mousse come in plastic white bottle. I have to say for being cheap, it doesn't look it. There is nothing particularly exciting about the bottle, but if it was sitting next to all the other brands it would stand out to me as being cheap. It is very clear though in the branding and they name that it meant to be a cheaper substitute to St Tropez.

                        The bottle claims to give 'A professional flawless tan, easy, no mess application'
                        On the back of the bottle there are instructions on how to use the tan. It also tells you when to re-apply for different shades of tan as you can build this tan up to be darker should you want.
                        However, in the instructions it does not say what to use to apply the tan, I would recommend a mitt and it also says 'wash hands after use or wear gloves'... wear the gloves!

                        The bottle has a pump which helps to control the amount of mousse that you use and also has a lid which seals tight, which is very good as you can get droplets and mousse which has gone liquid leaking from the top so this stops it going all over anything stored near your tan.

                        The mousse is light and fluffy and it not sticky and doesn't turn to liquid too quickly, giving you enough time to get it on the mitt and get it rubbed in. Although the tan is instant, it also develops as you wear it.
                        It does have the fake tan smell, so if you don't like this smell then try and ut it on early enough to wash off before going out as it is not a smell easily covered by perfumes etc...

                        *~* Using The Product *~*

                        When using this I really recommend a mitt or an inside out sports sock AND latex glove(except for those allergic to latex obviously). Even when using the mitts with a waterproof layer, still wear the gloves as somehow tan manages to get on your hands!

                        The great thing about this tan is that you can see where you're putting it, once you start rubbing it in you can instantly see where you have too much or too little tan which is great as you can avoid streaks from the start!
                        My first attempt as using this product I had to do it without a mirror and managed to get an even cover. Using the mitt/sock really helps to blend it in, I almost prefer the towelling on the sock as it rubs it in really natural looking way, whereas the mitt can get quite streaky on your first few wipes and you have to work to blend them out. However, try both as I think for different skin types it would be different, as I have quite dry skin so the towelling helps to rub it, whereas the mitt wipes over.

                        It takes about 5 to ten minutes to dry completely. I wear my dressing gown after applying, but wait a couple of minutres before putting it on a do not tie the belt to tight in case I get marks. You feel slightly sticky for a while in some places where skin touches skin but this goes away once it is completely dry.

                        Do not worry that when you first put it on it looks a bit green, as it develops the green fades leaving a nice colour. It is recommended that you put this on in the morning and wash it off 4-6 hours later. I have yet to fit in time for this and just put it on a few hours before I go out. But be warned, I made the mistake on my first go of putting two coats on my legs as they still looked a tad pale as I was getting dressed! When you wake up the tan will have developed and you will be glowing! This may be good to some who like a darker tan but for someone like myself who is very pale it suddenly looked like one of my parents was actually a wotsit!

                        The tan does cling to any dry spot you have, ones you may not have even noticed! So make sure in the few days before using the tan you are buffing and moisturising and getting your skin prepared.


                        *~* The Results *~*

                        Once you wash off the developed tan - even if you have left it to the glowing stages- you are left with a really nice colour. I feel I look a lot healthier when I have it and have on occasion thought about using this tan for just the sake of having a bit of colour, as at the minute I only tan for a night out as my natural colour would reflect the disco lights!

                        It takes a few days for the tan to fully wash off, but if you keep moisturising and exfoliating it will stay nice and even. I have noticed that my sensitive skin does take a little dislike to the tan as it makes me itch a little before it's washed off and especially if I have any areas where my skin has been dry, which is mainly in my inner elbow and the back of my knees. So beware those who have any sort of skin condition, make sure your skin is fully clear and you wash it off in the 4- 6 hours to avoid any irritation. This is the only reason I have given it 4 stars.

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                          25.04.2011 19:58
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                          Lovely! Great selection of colours and products!

                          I have about 5 bottles of Nails Inc polishes which I have either gotten free with a magazine or as part of the Diet Coke deals which Boots has ran twice now that I have know about ( Buy two bottle of Diet Coke and get a free Nails Inc Polish).
                          I cannot be sure if the polishes on these deals are different from those in store, but I would like to think they are not as otherwise they would be giving a bad misleading representation of thier products if the free ones were os lesser quaility.

                          *~* Price and Availability *~*

                          Out with the above deal a 10ml bottle of nail varnish will cost £11 for a normal polish. You can also get special edition bottles and special effects which cost up to £15.
                          The also have a range of collections, sets and gifts which vary in price.

                          For shopping at home I would recommend the Nails Inc website as you can choose from the wide variety of colours and products.
                          Nails Inc polishes can also be purchased in House Of Fraser, Debhanams, Selfirdges, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis and some other stores to which full details can be found using the Nails Inc website's store locator.
                          I think it's really great to go to the counters in store as you can also get manicures as well as look at all the great products.

                          *~* The Product *~*

                          The particular colour I am reviewing is Victoria & Albert which is a bright red.

                          All Nails Inc polishes come in similar or the same packaging. A lid, the same shape and size near enough to the bottle of polish itself. The lid is silver and the bottle is clear so you can see easily what colour you are buying. The branding is simple, 'Nails Inc London' and the polish colour on the front and the company info and address on the back. There are also two symbols, one for Flammable and another which if I'm honest I'm not sure what it means, it's an open book with a finger pointing in it.
                          I cannot find out on their sit if they test on animals or not so I do not want to say either way, as I do not know where any sources have got there information on my Google searches.

                          The polish is a really good consistency, not too thick but not watery. If you dip the brish in the pot and pull it out the polish sticks to the brush and takes a few seconds before it starts to drip.
                          The brush is fairly small and squared, it does not taper or fan out much even when pressed flat. The brush is also about 5mm shorter than the bottle which makes it tricky when you are getting down to the last of the polish - which I am now with the red as out of all my red polishes this shade is my most favourite!

                          *~* Using The Product *~*

                          I try 90% of the time to use a base coat with this polish as it can be quite hard to get rid of the brighter colour when you want to remove it.
                          The colours go on really well and as you see them in the bottle, as I find some polishes you have to layer up before you get the desired colour. I would usually put two coats on but if you are rushed one coat would really be enough of these polishes.
                          I like the brush as it is easy to use on smaller nails but you need more than the ideal 3 strokes sometimes ( I have read somewhere you should only need three strokes to get an even coat on nails - it has worked for me so far as if you put polish on too thick it will take forever to dry!) sometimes to fully cover larger nails.

                          The polish does not take too long to dry, as I sometimes end up with imprints in my polish when it has taken to long to dry but I have continued to get ready. Therefore this is ideal when painting your nails when on the go, as you can do one coat and it will dry quite quickly.
                          Once dry the finish is very nice, it looks smooth and shiny and the case of Victoria & Albert the colour is lovely! I particularly love this shade of red as it is bright but not brashy, a very classic shade of red.

                          One downside is when you start to run out of polish. When there is about a quarter left in the bottle doing your nails can become messy. As I personally do not store all my polish upright, so you have to sit the bottle upright in preparation to use it. If you don't it can be very gloopy as there is not enough on the brush to coat a whole nail and by the time you screw back on the lid to over the brush the polish on the nail is almost dry so when you paint the rest it gets quite sticky. However, when dry it never looks as bad as I think it will so despite the trickiness of a near empty bottle I still use it.


                          *~* How Long Does It Last *~*

                          When I take the time to do a proper base coat and top coat I can usually make it about 2 days almost before I start getting chips. Which although this may sound son, it is not bad for me. I normally have chips by the next again days as I am constantly typing at work, rummaging in drawers, in my bag etc...and I do not have very strong nails so the are often peeling and breaking. However, even when put on in a rush I am normally impressed at the longevity of this polish.


                          *~* Overall *~*

                          I really like these polishes but the only things that stop me buying them is the price, £11 is a bit much for me to go and buy a new shade every so often. For a colour I would wear all the time I would probably be quite happy to buy one but all the colour I won so far have been as part of the Diet Coke deal or free with a magazine. Despite this though, if I do find myself feeling a bit flush with cash to spend I would happily spend it at Nails Inc.

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                            10.04.2011 22:27
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                            Not a product I will be using often as it is too scratchy.

                            I was recently in need of a new foundation brush and thought I would give EcoTools a try as had heard the make-up brushes available in this range were good for their price.

                            *~* Product and Packaging *~*

                            All EcoTools products aim to be 'earth friendly' and 1% of annual sales go towards environmental organisations.
                            The bristles on the brush are synthetic Taklon are therefore cruelty free as no animal hairs have been used. The bristles are shaped into quite a high curve at the top and the thickness of the brush gradually gets thinner towards the tip. On first handling the brush is not the softest I have ever felt but the bristles are not too course that I would worry about using it on my face. As they are synthetic bristles the brush has a plastic feel to it, and also has a shine to it.
                            The handle is made from bamboo and is very nice and smooth. The handle is thickest about 2cm from the metal part of the brush handle (the part that holds the bristles together) and thins out to about 1cm at the end. It is easy to hold and does not slip easily between your fingers as some cheap plastic brush handles do.
                            The brush come in a little plastic and canvas protective case which you can use to keep your brush separate and clean from all your other make-up products whilst not in use. I had thought the packet was re-sealable, which I had liked, but in trying to open the packet I ripped off what appeared to be the re-sealable part. However , I still use the pouch and found this a very handy feature as my eyeshadows and blushers are forever crumbling and covering my brushes in my make-up bag. I try not to keep them separate when possible.

                            *~* Price and Availability *~*

                            This brush will set you back £8.67 from the Boots website (32 points earned). The brushes are available to buy in store. There website does not have an online shop but there is a list of where to buy their products- but if I'm honest I do not recognise most of the places. I am putting the link as it is rather a large list and may of use to those who do not have a Boots close by.

                            http://www.ecotools.com/pages/where-to-buy


                            *~* Using the Brush *~*

                            After tearing the brush from it packet, I got to work. I was using my Rimmel 16hour Foundation (review available for reading), I put a blob into the palm of my hand and worked the brush in circles, heating up the foundation. In doing this I notices the brush has a very subtle point to it, which I could feel in my hand, which if I could feel it on my hand I would definitely on my face which is more sensitive.

                            My fears were confirmed.

                            It may be because it was the brushes first use but I found it very scratchy. This was not pleasant for my face! It was so scratchy I almost considered just doing the rest with my hands! However, I wanted the finish and longevity a brush helps give foundation as I would later be in a very warm club so I continued.
                            Overall the finish was good, no any over visible streaks but I didn't feel the brush aided in any blending or making it easier to get into to those hard to get places (in at the nose or under the eye) as it was too uncomfortable. The brush is especially scratchy if you flip it on the skin whilst applying the foundation and you can feel the point in the brush I described earlier.
                            Running it on my face now, it doesn't feel as bad as I remember but the bristles still are a bit too rough for my skin which is very sensitive. It almost feels as if it irritating my skin, as opposed to lightly brushing over it.

                            *~* Overall *~*

                            I really wasn't blown away by this brush. I looks nice and has a handy case but for the price I would rather spend a few pound more and get a brush that didn't hurt my face whilst applying my make-up. I will use this brush again only to really test it out and if my opinion changes I will amend my comments but as of yet I'm in no rush to use it again.

                            This is definitely not a brush for someone who is heavy handed as I think this would aggravate your skin and leave it blotchy, which if you were only wearing a light coverage foundation could be noticeable.

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                              31.03.2011 19:16
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                              Great value for money mascara for natural looking long lashes!

                              As a Boots-aholic when I have cash in my pocket I am always wandering around the shop looking for little treats, especially in the Make-up aisles. On one particular trip I was looking for mascara. I didn't want to spend too much money as I had in fact not long bought one but had stupidly picked up Brown instead of Black. Therefore I was drawn to the Boots Natural Stand. There weren't that many to choose from, but I settled on the Lash Length Mascara as in this instance size matters!

                              *~* Product & Packaging *~*

                              ''Defines and extends for visibly longer lashes.''

                              No great claims are made by any of the Boots Natural products, I think it fits in with the brand image that nothing is brashy, no bolds statements or big billboards which promise if you use their products you can achieve the looks in the picture (the airbrushed and *lash inserts used images). Just plain and simple...natural.
                              The majority of products in the make up range come in white or clear packaging with the logo on the front and various information depending on the product. This mascara in particular ha the company address, and some symbols including that the tube in recyclable.

                              I have to be honest I have been trying to find out why the Natural Collection is natural...but I'm struggling.
                              The products are dermatologically tested and from my shopping experiences are fragrance free. This is great for people with sensitive skin.
                              Also the products are free from mineral oils- or so I am led to believe from the ingredients on things I have bought and from my digging on the net - which is good as these can create a layer of oil on the skin which can clog your pores. But this isn't relevant really to the mascara so I won't dwell on that point.

                              The applicator on this product is a slightly spiraled brush, which is tapered towards the end. The mascara itself is quite thick, and has a matt look to it, unlike other which may be very wet or shinny looking on the applicator.

                              *~* Price and Availability *~*

                              This mascara on its own will cost £1.99. All Boots Natural products are £2 (4 whole Boots points collected whoo!) or less. You can also currently buy 3 products for £5 which is a good deal, especially if you find a product you like you can stock up!

                              As you may guess the product are available in the majority of Boots stores and some Boots Pharmacy's. You can also purchase a selection of the products online on the Boots Website.

                              *~* Using the Product *~*

                              The shape of the brush on this mascara actually makes it very easy to use and maneuver. The tapered end means that you can catch the small lashes on your inner eye as well as all the longer ones. It is also really good for doing the lower lashes as you can use the small end.

                              For £1.99 I wasn't expecting much, however I was very pleasantly surprised. I don't have short lashes but they aren't the longest either but after a few strokes of this my longest lashes just above my pupil re very almost touching my eye brows! So it really does as a god amount of length. However, for those who like very thick dramatic long lashed this may not work for you as although it make the lashes longer they look very fine. I had expected this mascara to be quite clumpy from first glance but it puts a very fine coating on the lashes and builds them upwards and separates them nicely. Apart from a few tiny little clumps you could well believe these were my natural lashes! Therefore, this is very suited for an everyday look. I wouldn't say I would use this for a night out as I would be looking for a more dramatic effect.

                              The colour is good, the black is not the most intense black I've ever used but I think the fact it is not overly wet or shiny black adds to the natural look the mascara creates.

                              You may find a few spots of black on your face during the day from where it has flaked slightly, especially if you put lots of layers of mascara on. However, it certainly is not as bad as some more expensive products I have used.

                              I have had this mascara a while now and only stopped using it when it started to dry out a little, so make sure to get the longest life from your mascara to put the lid back on properly as this one dried quite fast! Despite that it is no slightly drier I have found another use for this mascara, you can use it on your brows. As the effect is very light on fine if you have filled in your brows using this (once it's slightly dried out and near it's end) will help keep your eyebrow hairs in place, and if you have lighter brows darken this. Beware though, this will only work if you have dark brows!

                              *~* Overall *~*

                              I really liked this mascara. I think for just under £2 you can't go wrong! If you don't wear a lot of make-up and just want your eyes to pop a little this could be what you need as it is not too much. Also this mascara would be great to use when you plan on wearing false lashes as it will create a nice length, whiles the lashes can add fullness-and because it's not too thick when applied you could easily wear a coat of this on the false lashes as well.

                              A recommendation from me for everyday wear.

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