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      18.06.2010 14:34
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      does what it says on the tin!

      I tried this shampoo and conditioner on a whim, hoping to find something that would not make my hair so frizzy after washing it and was more than pleased with this product. I've used herbal essences before and always loved the smells of the shampoo and the way they make my hair feel afterwards. I've tried lots of different shampoos that claim to make my hair smooth, silky and under control but none of them do the job as well as this one. After washing my hair with this, it leaves it much more manageable and less thick in a way and always feels nice when I'm applying it. I have to say as well, watching the adverts make me want to buy this product because you can almost smell it from the TV and they always say how it's luxurious right to the tips, which I cannot argue with. The smell is, as you'd expect of pears and also slightly floral. Very yummy!

      They cost around £4 for both and are available in most supermarkets and cosmetics stores. You get a good amount for your money and they seem to last for ages! The bottles look good in your bathroom, especially if you like pink. They're a nice shape, very sleek and well designed.

      I'm glad I tried this shampoo and conditioner because now I don't buy anything else!

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        18.06.2010 12:46
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        Highly recommended

        This has become my all time favourite fragrance. I got it for Christmas one year after smelling a sample of it in a magazine and I fell in love with the smell straight away. Unfortunately I've run out now and need to buy more! My perfume cost around £45 from Amazon for a 75ml bottle including shower gel and bubble lotion of the same scent. It came in a big elegant, simple designed gold box, almost like a shoe box. The bottle is very cute; it's quite chunky and has 3 rubber flowers on top. I've kept the bottle just because it looks nice on my dressing table. It's easy enough to get hold of if you go to House of Frasier or somewhere similar, however Amazon never seem to have it in stock.

        The scent itself is very powerful, yet not overbearing. It has a sense of quality to it and lasts pretty much all day with just a few squirts. It's a very warm aroma with just the right amount of floral smell not to make it too sweet smelling. I'm not sure it actually smells of daisies though, but nonetheless it's an intoxicating smell that's perfect for spring/summer time.

        For the amount you pay, you could do with getting a bit more in the bottle but the fact that the perfume is so powerful that you only need a few sprays and don't need to keep adding more, makes up for that. Without a doubt a luxurious perfume designed to make you feel gorgeous when wearing it.

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        15.06.2010 17:33
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        I wanted this perfume for ages, but couldn't find it anywhere until last Christmas when it became available on Amazon. It is an absolutely gorgeous fragrance and I have nothing but praise for it. The packaging is stunning, it comes in a cardboard box that is beautifully designed and very neatly presented. The simple design and use of two colours makes it look very elegant and the font on the back fits perfectly with the theme of this perfume. It has a cute little message inside from Gwen Stefani as well as the website address. The figure sits on top of the actual perfume acting as a lid, dressed up like a doll.

        The bottles are so cute (or as the Japanese would say, kawaii) and dinky that you'd want to collect them all and try out all the various scents, as each character has their own personal odour. It's perfect for a lover of dolls. The Alice in wonderland type one I purchased has a very sweet scent to it, perfect for summer time. It smells like fruit, sugar and sunshine all wrapped up into one with a slightly floral after smell to it.

        The availability was a bit of an issue as you couldn't get it a regular cosmetic store such as boots, but when they're in stock, Amazon is your best bet and cost me around £20 from there for a 30ml bottle that has lasted me so far since Christmas. This perfume, in my opinion is excellent value for money as it is cheap compared to others that don't smell as nice or last as long!

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        15.06.2010 13:56
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        'Does exactly as it says on the tin'

        I love this product! When applied, I wouldn't say its pearly..more of a pinky colour but it deffinately shines and looks gorgeous on your lips. It's in a pink tube and the colour of the tube is actually pretty similar to what it looks like on your lips. It is very moisturising to your lips and doesn't leave them feeling too sticky. It also smells quite nice too. It doesn't last that long though, but feels so nice on your lips that you don't mind having to keep reapplying it (which I tend to find myself doing a lot!). It's a good size and can fit nearly anywhere. It cost around £2 from boots and the actual lip balm seems to last a while as well, making it good value for the money.

        This was the first proper tinting balm that I bought and have tried to find others like it, but can't. This really does tint your lips very nicely making them look and feel gorgeous. It's also the perfect beach makeup that looks very pretty next to tanned skin. I found it so good that when I lost it, I went out to buy another one! I really haven't got a bad word to say about this product.

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          15.06.2010 13:24
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          A highly enjoyable game worth buying!

          I had been looking forward to buying this game for ages and couldn't wait to get it open and start playing on June 11th (day it came out). I loved the first one and this one and I have to say this one is even better. I was worried that the game play experienced in Super Mario galaxy was as good as it was going to get, but I could have been more wrong.

          There are a lot of differences which have only added to brilliance of this game, such as cloud Mario where he can create clouds in the air, rock Mario which allows him to turn into a large boulder and knock everything in sight and the main addition, Yoshi! You can now ride around on his back and float up to high places as he turns into a deflating helium balloon. Yoshi is only in certain levels, but when you get the opportunity to ride him it makes the game even better. He has a handy way to kill enemies by sucking them up with his tongue. There are also similarities, such as being able to play as Luigi, flying as a bee and the spring suit.

          The layout of the game and story are pretty much the same as its predecessor in the fact that you have to go to various galaxies and rescue princess peach by defeating enemies and ultimately Bowser at the end of each world. The galaxies themselves are even more fun and creative in this game; there are the usual 3D worlds but also some 2D platform levels taking you back to the original Mario games. The difficulty of this game I think finds a nice balance between not being too difficult but certainly having its challenges and some levels could be a bit harder, whereas others could be a bit easier. Its colourful graphics and soundtrack are a huge part of this game and it wouldn't be as good without the music that coincides with each level perfectly.

          The game cost me £34.99 but for what you get is without a doubt, worth every penny. There are hundreds of power stars to collect and mini games throughout. You can be playing it for hours a day and is certainly not short. I highly recommend this game to all ages!

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            15.06.2010 12:58
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            Very helpful and affordable magazine!

            This magazine is the perfect balance for amateur photographers and those a little more experienced. It costs £3.99 for 164 pages which I think is a good price for what you get. The pages are glossy and the whole magazine feels light. The magazine has a wide variety of content that changes monthly, but still keeping the same general layout. There's a whole section there to offer advice to readers, interviews with pro photographers and the very helpful photo DIY section which really gives you some brilliant ideas for your pictures. There is also a readers showcase where the magazine shows pictures that people have sent in which is very interesting as they explain their ideas behind their images.

            There are quite a few adverts in it, but with the amount of good content you get in the magazine, this kind of balances out. Overall this is definitely a worthwhile magazine for photographers, especially if your somewhere in the middle of a beginner and pro. At the moment they have got a deal on where you can subscribe for 5 issues for just £5, I was thinking about doing this myself as each month the magazine never fails to disappoint and always has something interesting to read about, or helpful tips to try at home. Everything I want from a photography magazine.

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            14.06.2010 23:56
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            A decent moisturiser which leaves your skin very soft and smelling gorgeous.

            This moisturiser has a lovely silky feel to it and leaves your skin feeling the same. It feels nice and smooth in texture when applied and smells gorgeous, I've already had a few complements regarding my scent thanks to this moisturiser. The pricing is not bad, I got it for around £7 at boots and you get a reasonable amount in the tub which seems to last quite a while.

            I must admit the packaging drew me in at first because of the cute pink container and the brand Nivea, which in previous buys have not given me the best results but this is different. It came in a pink shiny cardboard box with instructions on how to apply and health and safety issues eg. Don't get in your eyes. I know it's not hard to put on a moisturizer but in my opinion, it could have had a bit more information on the box it came in.

            The radiance boosting aspect of it, I think isn't very effective. However the moisturiser definitely leaves your skin with a nice glow after applied, just doesn't last that long. Unlike the feeling on your face which to me felt very smooth and soft for a large portion of the day.

            What more can you ask for in a daily moisturiser?

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              13.06.2010 22:24
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              A colourful, imaginative and fun game!

              This was the one thing I was looking forward to most at Christmas and when I got it did not dissapoint. It's a brilliantly creative and fun game that will have you hooked from the start. The style of the game was something Id never really seen before. The sound affects fit really well and the fact that everything is customizable (you can even stick things to the game levels as your playing them) is what made it so appealing to me and probably many others. It's a game suitable for all.

              You start off as this little cartoon puppet looking thing called a sack boy in your own space known as the 'pod.' You can customize this till your hearts content and the endless amount of colours, stickers and decorations make it immensely enjoyable. You can take pictures anywhere in the game and stick them up in your pod or just stick them on yourself if you really want to. The things you can do with this game really are endless.

              The infinite amount of levels people make and costumes you can purchase are what makes this game so addictive, not to mention all the hundreds of items you can use to create your own levels. Other things which I like are just the little things, the fact that you can change your sack boy's expression, change your outfit and colour and the suicide button is very comical.

              Overall this is an incredibly imaginative game with colourful graphics and I can not wait for little big planet 2 as it looks even more amazing than its predecessor!

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                13.06.2010 21:54
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                A beautifully put together collection of songs for a beautiful movie.

                Where to start? I absoloutely LOVED this album, I like nearly every song on it and think it fits the theme of the film perfectly as well as where each song is placed couldn't be better in my eyes. I don't think the film would be as good without it and really helps bring the story to life echoing all those feelings of finding love and then losing it.

                Track order:
                1) Meet Me On The Equinox - Death Cab For Cutie
                2) Friends - Band of Skulls
                3) Hearing Damage - Thom Yorke
                4) Possibility - Lykke Li
                5) A White Demon Love Song - The Killers
                6) Satellite Heart - Anya Marina
                7) I Belong To You - Muse
                8) Rosyln - Bon Iver & St. Vincent
                9) Done All Wrong - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
                10) Monsters - Hurricane Bells
                11) The Violet Hour - Sea Wolf
                12) Shooting The Moon - Ok Go
                13) Slow Life - Grizzly Bear
                14) No Sound But The Wind - Editors
                15) New Moon (The Meadow) - Alexandre Desplat

                My favourite tracks of the album, without a doubt are Lykke Li's 'Possibility' Thom Yorke's 'hearing Damage' and 'Rosyln' by Bon Iver & St. Vincent.

                Now I'm no musician, but the way the music drops in Lykke Li's Possibility puts a lump in your throat and really captures the heartbreak of the whole film in my opinion.
                Another hauntingly beautiful song that fit perfectly with the scene in the movie was Thom Yorke's hearing damage, specifically written for the film. It's put in with a chase scene and coincides with Bella jumping off the cliff and works very well at stringing these different events that are happening at the same time, together.

                Bon Iver & St. Vincent's Rosyln movingly shows the slow and depressing passing of time when you're no longer with someone. In my opinion, Anya Marina's Satellite Heart did not get enough time in the film, which is a shame because it is a stunning song that deserves to be placed in a more prominent part of the film.

                A lot of people however don't like this soundtrack because the artists aren't current or popular, but I couldn't disagree more. I think using indie and somewhat unknown bands with the use of the soft vocals and lingering tones is what makes this soundtrack what it is and what makes it fit so well with the theme of the movie. The music was one thing that stuck in mind after coming away from seeing this movie and if you loved the film I highly recommend it or even if you just love the idea of a mix tape of heartbreak then this cds perfect for you.

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                • Coraline (DVD) / DVD / 26 Readings / 26 Ratings
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                  13.06.2010 14:13
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                  Up there with the best!

                  *Contains spoilers*

                  I absoloutely loved this film. It has now made it onto the list of my all time favourite movies. The film was directed by Nightmare before Christmas' Henry Selick and I have to admit was a huge factor in me seeing this movie as his style is just my cup of tea. I first saw it at the cinema in 3D and was my first 3D cinema experience and it was one I'll never forget. This film was made for 3D and really shows the advantages 3D can bring to a film, giving it a real depth. The beautiful stop motion style in which it was made really gives it justice and adds to the unusual creepy feel of the film and bringing it to life more than other animated films these days. There were certain points that made my eyes water at the sheer of the film, you truely get sucked into this other world. It is aimed at children, however I think some might find it a bit scary.

                  Cast:
                  Coraline Jones: Dakota Fanning
                  Other Mother: Teri Hatcher
                  Other Father: John Hodgman
                  Jennifer Saunders: Miss spink
                  Dawn French: Miss Forcible
                  Wyborne Lovat: Robert Bailey Jr
                  Cat: Keith David

                  Coraline Jones is a bored and lonely girl whos family move into a new house only to discover it has a secret door (Very alice in wonderlandy) which leads to a parallel universe where everything is that much brighter and better, including her 'other' Mother and Father. In this world the film shows some brilliantly imaginative scenes, such as a milkshake chandelier and a popcorn pooping cockrel. However Coraline soon discovers something is not right when they make her sew buttons onto her eyes in order to trap her there forever.

                  Aswell as being slightly dark and gothic, the film has that nostalgic childhood feel to it of being bored on a rainy day. I love films that can give you a sense of actually being a child again. Another example of how it can evoke deep emotion even in adults is when coraline's parents have been stolen and she curls up in bed with two cushioned replicas she makes takes you back to when you're young and the thought of losing your mum and dad.

                  The film has been adapted from Neil Gaiman's book 'Coraline' I don't know too much about the original story so can't really comment on that. The dvd itself has pleanty of special features to keep you occupied after the film including how it was made. Which is fascinating to see all the details and the amount of effort and time put into making the film. For example watching the art department making all the minature clothes really makes you appreciate the film that little bit more.

                  Overall I really enjoyed this movie, it is a beautiful masterpeice that deserves a place up there with the best. I highly recommend it to everyone, whether you love the macabre or even if you don't I believe this film is suitable for all, adults and children alike!

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