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So, I'm going to be honest... I'm an Essex girl born and bred. Therefore, as you can imagine, my tan is very important to me. There's nothing I enjoy more than getting glammed up, and tanned up, ready for a night out with my girls. However, living in England, having that all important all year-round 'glow' is not always that easy. And that's where St Moriz comes in! It's cheap, it's easy, it's not messy, and as far as I'm concerned it leaves a great natural looking tan!
The product comes out as a foam so it is important you have a glove or something to rub the tan on, so to avoid streaks or those lovely oompa loompa coloured hands!
I'm blonde with quite a light natural complexion, therefore I found the 'Medium' St Moriz was perfect for me. Also, I find it lasts quite a long time, so I only really apply it once a week.
I tend to apply the foam on the upper half of my body, including my face, at about 7/8pm and leave it on over night. When I wake up the next day, I can't lie, the tan looks horrific! But after a quick shower it leaves a really natural looking bronze tan. It's not 'over-the-top', and it's NOT orange.
I would recommend that you don't apply it just before you go out as it can look a bit streaky. So it's best to do it the night before, and then shower once before your big night out to get it looking more natural.
The bottle of tan, which will last you ages trust me, only costs about £3/4! I personally think that's SUCH a reasonable price. Especially when you compare it to a similar product by 'St Tropez', where you could be paying almost 10 times as much!
Often Apple users of any kind are seen as spending an absolute fortune on items just to have the well known logo on the back of their gadgets. But I have to say in the case of the Apple iPod Touch 32GB, it is worth every penny. I've previously owned other more basic mp3 players, and I'm not really the kind of person who's bothered about having the latest or most 'in' gadget. However, after watching my sister unwrap an iPod Touch and be totally glued to it a couple of Christmas's ago, I knew it was time i splashed out.
I can honestly say my iPod Touch is one of the best pieces of technology I have Ever bought! I'm a big music fan, so obviously the huge capacity is perfect and it's easy to store and locate thousands of tracks simply and quickly. But what I love most about this iPod is everything else that you can do on it! The App store is your oyster!!
Appart from the obvious function, as a music player, I use my iPod as a camera almost every day! It's so quick and easy to use, and has replaced me using my mobile phone for taking those random funny moments that need to be captured quickly. The video camera is also great. I have also downloaded numerous games, and therefore often find myself playing on my iPod in those boring moments we all face everyday; train journeys, waiting rooms, queues etc.
Obviously to use a number of apps available you need wireless access, but I have found the iPod connects quickly and easily to any network - providing you have permission/the password.
My iPod was most useful at university, where obviously wirelss is readily available. I used my iPod to load up lecture notes, instead of carrying round a massive laptop, and to check my emails and timetables. It was also great for social networking, which was a great distraction in lectures :P
The iPod Touch is essentially like having your own iPhone or MacBook for a far smaller cost, but obviously without the call/text option. HOWEVER, you can use the iPod Touch to FaceTime, like skyping, which is really fun and a brilliant invention.
The battery life on my iPod is also brilliant. There's nothing worse than starting out on a journey and finding your mp3 player is about to die on you. But I have to say with the iPod this rarely ever happens.
It also looks great. It's small, slim, stylish. People often mistake my iPod for an iPhone, though I have to admit I don't correct them :P
Overall, I would really 100% recommend anyone buys an iPod Touch, unless of course you are blessed enough to have an iPhone, as it looks great and its possibilities are endless!
Recently I have had a lot of spare time on my hands, and have therefore had a lot more colour on my nails. It has become a bit of an obsession, and I like them to look perfect. Who doesn't? I'm a recent graduate, looking for a job, and money is tight so I refuse to pay a 'professional' to paint my nails for me. Therefore, when I saw the Rimmel 60 seconds I thought, perfect! No more accidently smudges or dents in this ever increasing stressful procedure. But, if I'm honest, whoever decided to market this nail varnish as being able to 'dry in 60 seconds' obviously has a much slower clock than the rest of us. I found it took just as long, if not longer, than a normal nail varnish and it was just as annoying.
Another criticism is that I bought the colour 'Princess Pink' (200), and while I'm quite aware one coat is rarely enough, I found I needed at least 3 or 4 coats of the varnish for the colour to really show.
Overall, I think the nail varnish itself is okay and reasonably priced. I just don't think it should be marketed as drying in '60 seconds', as it doesn't.
I would recommend people dry Rimmel's other range, 'Professional Finish'. It drys just as quick and leaves a bold, glossy, professional looking colour. Definitely the best nail varnish I've ever purchased.