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      29.05.2013 22:31
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      Too oily for me

      If like me you are in to all things make-up then you will probably have heard a lot about Rimmel Wake me up foundation in magazines etc. The wake me up foundation claims to have an anti-fatigue effect which gives a radiant glow. This immediately sounded good to me and after reading such good things about it I really wanted to give it a try. So, of course, I did. I picked a bottle up in Boots for £8.99 which I thought was pretty reasonable for a high street foundation. The packaging really stood out on the shelf, unlike many of the high street brands, this foundation is in a glass bottle which gives it more of an expensive feel and also makes it easy to see when the product is running out. The cap is bright orange which I like as it is easy to locate on the shelves and in my make up bag amongst all my other products. The bottle is 1fl oz/30ml and the foundation has spf15. I have really pale skin so got the lightest shade 'Ivory 100' which I found to be a great colour match. I find it very difficult to find foundations that match my skin as they always seem to be too orangey so I was really impressed with this and there seems to be a good range of colours to choose from. The foundation has a lovely smooth texture, it isn't thick like many cheaper brands and is very blendable. I found that when I first applied the foundation it gave good coverage (I have a few problem areas such as dark circles under the eyes and a few spots) and soaked nicely into the skin. However, after approx an hour of wearing the foundation it seemed to appear oily on my skin and made me feel like I wanted to wash my face. I guess this is where the 'radiant glow' comes in, now I will not claim that I have perfect skin, far from it but I never considered myself to have particularly oily skin so I feel like this is mostly down to the product. As a result of the foundation turning oily on my skin, the coverage became poor. Maybe if you have dry skin this would be a good foundation for you but for me, it didn't work, which was a shame because I had heard such good things (which proves it must work for some) and it applied so well. Overall, this is not the foundation for me but it has some good points and I wouldn't completely rule it out for people with dry skin or unproblematic skin. Thanks

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        15.04.2012 18:35
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        A lipstick that needs some work.

        I've been on a quest lately to find the perfect lipstick for my make-up bag, I was on the lookout for either a nude colour or subtle pink, something that would go with pretty much anything. I usually wear lip-gloss but lipstick seems to have come back in fashion lately so I really wanted to get my hands on one. I must have spent about half an hour in boots just browsing at all the different make-up brand's lipsticks and it seemed that there was very little choice of subtle colours, all bright pinks and reds which is a shame because I expected the high street brands to have followed in the higher end brands paths of nude lipsticks and I really didn't want to spend the ridiculous prices of the lipsticks by the likes of MAC etc. As I say, the choice of nude/subtle lipsticks on offer at boots were very limited, however Revlon seemed to have the best range and after some deliberation I settled on their 'super-lustrous lipstick' in the colour 'Pearl 025 Sky line pink'. Packaging - I love the look of this lipstick, its black with a gold band around the middle with the 'Revlon' name on it. The top of the cap is clear so you can easily see the colour you are purchasing instead of relying on the colour sticker at the bottom. Colour - Revlon have a wide range of colours in the super lustrous range, including, oranges, pinks and purples but as I say there is little choice of nude/subtle colours. The 'sky line pink' colour was disappointing to me. Looking through the cap, the lipstick looks like a nice subtle nude/pink colour and pretty matte, however once it is applied to the lips it appears as a very pearly pink so be careful if you are wanting the matte look. Quality - Again, I was disappointed. I regard Revlon to be one of the better high street make-up brands, but the lipstick is not long wearing at all, in fact the lipstick pretty much vanished after about 10 minutes so would take a lot of re-applying to keep the look up. On application the lipstick feels lovely on the lips, really soft and goes on smoothly, however I suffer with rather dry lips despite always applying lip balm and this lipstick really gathers in the dry skin, not a good look! Price - Revlon's super-lustrous lipsticks are £7.49 at boots, personally I think this is quite expensive for a lipstick that disappears after 10 minutes. I will not be buying these again.

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          03.04.2012 22:54
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          A great brush.

          I am so happy that I can finally write a review in this brush after waiting so long to purchase it. Real techniques brushes are a brand made by Samantha Chapman who is a make-up artist, well-known for her vlogs on youtube under the username 'Pixiwoo' which she does with her sister Nicola. I had been a viewer of Pixiwoo for sometime before Sam revealed that she was bringing out a brush range and of course I found this really exciting as I am a big fan of the sisters work. However, for a long time I put off buying any due to just needing other things more and unfortunately as we all know money doesn't grow on trees. That said, a few weeks ago I was stocking up on some of my essentials on Boots.com and saw that they now stock Real Techniques brushes. The desire to try them over took me and I ended up sending for this Stippling brush, a great 'all-rounder' brush which can be used to apply powders, cream highlighters, liquid foundations etc. Personally I wanted this brush to apply my liquid foundation after hearing that it was good when used in a 'dabbing' motion to give a rather full coverage, something which I need as I have pretty bad skin and suffer with dark under eye circles. As you can see in the dooyoo picture, the brush has a pink metallic body with black bottom, the body of the brush is really light so it doesn't make your hand ache at all. The bottom is flat and round which makes it easy to stand up if you would like to keep it neatly on your dressing table etc. The bristles on the brush are ultra plush, synthetic taklon bristles which are hand-cut and are 100% cruelty free which I love. They are really soft on the skin and I have not noticed the bristles shedding at all which is great because there's nothing worse than having to pick brush bristles off your face after spending time perfecting your make-up. As I said above, this brush can be used to apply a number of different products but I use mine to apply my liquid foundation. The way I like to use it is to put a little foundation on to the back of my hand, dab a little on to the brush and dab it all over my face starting from the centre outwards, once the foundation has spread all over my face, I then use the brush in circular motions to really buff it in to my skin. I find that this gives me fantastic coverage, but if I feel I need a little more coverage in some areas I simple dab a little more foundation with the brush on that area and the brush blends it really well. The brush really helps to make the foundation have a silky look, rather than it looking like its sat on top of my skin. Also, I find that because the bristles are soft but compact, the brush is great for using around the eyes too as it isn't too harsh on my sensitive skin. If you are interested in trying out this stippling brush, you can purchase it at Boots or realtechniques.com for £10.00, which I think is a good price for such a great brush. You can also find videos on how to use the brushes at the real techniques website or by searching for Pixiwoo on youtube which are really helpful. Thankyou for reading. x

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        • Natural Lip Gloss / Make Up / 36 Readings / 35 Ratings
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          02.04.2012 00:02
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          A lipgloss thats not for me.

          As a woman who loves make-up and exploring new products, whenever I buy a new product they always have stiff competition, this is especially the case when a new lipgloss enters my make-up bag. Personally, I love lipgloss, I've never been one for lipstick so when it comes to lipgloss they are pretty much an essential in my make-up bag. I have two lipglosses from the Natural Collection at Boots, the first is called 'Caramel Shortcake' and the second unfortunately I cannot name as the writing has been rubbed off the label from being in my make-up bag. It just so happens that I didn't buy either myself, both were given to me by my sister who decided she didn't like the colour of one and didn't get much use of the other. Never one to turn down a freebie I happily took them off her hands and couldn't wait to give them a go as I had never tried the Natural Collection's lipglosses before. Packaging & Apllication - So, the packaging is pretty much as simple as you can get which is in-keeping with the natural collection's range of sticking to the basics. You can easily see the colour of the lipgloss at one end and a simple screw white cap at the other. The lipgloss has a pretty standard wand applicator, the type that has a sort of little sponge at the end where the product sits. I like this form of applicator, it is easy to apply but I found that sometimes you do need to dip the wand back inside the tube to get enough product. Smell - Of course this depends on which shade of lipgloss you purchase, the shade 'Caramel Shortcake' smells gorgeous, it is a smell that is rather difficult to explain but I would say it is more of a bubblegum smell than caramel shortcake. On the other hand, the other 'nameless' lipgloss just has a pretty standard cosmetic smell. This may seem like a very weird thing to say, and I would just like to make it clear I DO NOT EAT MY LIPGLOSS!.... but, i'm sure some of you women will agree that sometimes you can taste your lipgloss, now one of the things that really annoy me about these lipglosses is that I can almost taste them really strongly in the back of my throat. ODD! Texture - I'm really not a fan of the texture of these lipglosses, they feel rather grainy on my lips and a little slimy. I like my lipgloss to stay where I've put it so this really isn't great for me! Also, they don't last long at all, usually there is no trace of any lipgloss after about 20 minutes. Colours and Quality - The natural collection of course have pretty natural colours. More or less all shades of pink with a few purpley tones. The lipglosses do stay true to their colours when on the lips but I found that with the 'nameless' lipgloss which is a light pink the colour seemed to sit in the cracks of my lips and look really awful, the only way I can describe it is like when you forget to remove the foundation from your lips before applying lip balm... really not a good look i'm sure you will agree. Price - The Natural Collection are well known for their affordable products and these lipglosses are no exception at just £1.99 a tube, but for me they just don't quite cut it.

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            22.03.2012 16:17
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            Amazing product!

            When it comes to my skin I think it's fair to say I've never had much luck. When I was around about 11 years old I began to suffer with acne, it got gradually worse up until I was about 15 before eventually a trip to the dermatologist got me the cream that began to settle my acne down. That said, it is very rare that I wake up with no spots or blackheads and a few weeks ago it really started to get me down as I sat wondering when it was going to end. Throughout my skin troubled years, I've tried so many brands and types of skincare from face wipes to the more serious cleanse, tone and moisturise routines but nothing seemed to improve my skin. Whilst taking a look at the skincare aisle in Boots, searching for a little ray of hope, the Botanics range caught my eye and it struck me that even though I have tried almost every well known brand I could think of, I had never really been down the 'natural' skincare route. The Botanics range by Boots has skincare products for all different skin types. My skin can be a little sensitive and oily at times so I was immediately drawn to this 'sensitive cleansing mousse'. Personally I don't like to spend ages rubbing cleanser off with a cotton pad etc so a quick and easy mousse face wash was perfect for me and I bought it for £4.07 which I feel is pretty reasonable for a face wash. The cleansing mousse is soap free and uses Sweet Gale which is an antibacterial essential oil that purifies the skin and fights bacteria associated with spots and blemishes. Botanics claim the cleansing mousse is gentle, sweeps away impurities and make up without over drying, leaving skin looking healthy and radiant. The bottle has an easy pump design which is great for getting exactly the amount you need. The clear bottle is great for knowing how much product you have left, so there is none of that panic when you run out without any warning. Inside the bottle, the wash looks just looks like a clear liquid, but when you pump it turns in to a light mousse in your hands which you then just simply spread over your face and wash off with warm water. In my opinion, this cleansing mousse by Botanics is brilliant. It's quick and easy and removes make-up quickly without any struggle at all. There is no need for any rubbing which would irritate my skin. Unfortunately, I do not know whether it removes eye makeup because I prefer to use a face wipe to do this before using the mousse on the rest of my face. I have seen a significant improvement in the amount of spots and blemishes I have, I would be lying if I said they have gone completely but there is a definite improvement, which is more than can be said for all the other skincare washes I have used in the past. The mousse has a slight smell which I find quite pleasant; to me it smells fresh and natural. I love the fact that I am no longer using harsh chemicals on my face; just simply plant extracts which seems to be doing the job great. I have also noticed that after I wash my face with the mousse, it reduces the redness that I usually get. Also, my skin doesn't seem to get as oily as it did before as the day goes on which is a bonus. The only negative I have to say about this product is that it seems to go down quite quick. I have had my bottle for around 3 weeks and use 2 pumps in the morning and 3 pumps at night to remove my makeup and have got around a quarter left. I would recommend this Botanics cleansing mousse to anyone who is at the end of their tether with spots and blemishes or just simply want a less harsh skincare routine. Great Product!

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              20.02.2012 23:12
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              A good lip balm!

              Over the past year or so, i've started to really suffer with dry chapped lips. It's something I really hate and i've tried numerous lip balms to try to stop it but nothing has worked. Whilst stocking up on my beauty products at boots.com I decided to take a look at what lip balms they had, I wanted a reasonably priced one (because of the past failures) and when I saw 'Carmex Cherry flavour lip balm' I thought i'd give it a go. Although Carmex lip balm comes in different forms, I chose this little pot. The bottom is plain white plastic and the screw top is yellow with the Carmex logo and red, green and black detailing. My first impression of the packaging was that looked slightly 'old fashioned', however after going for pretty little lip balms in the past and being dissapointed with the results I decided to not judge a book by its cover and see what the balm did. The lip balm has an SPF 15 which is great for summertime, Carmex claim the lip balm 'soothes, relieves, and moisturises' what more could you want from your lip balm? The first thing that hits you when you open the pot is the smell, as the name suggests it smells of cherries but it is not overpowering, just a gentle scent that is lovely. With it being cherry flavoured I was expecting the balm itself to be red, which is normally the case with lip balms, however the balm is of a 'yellowish' colour and appears clear on the lips. Anyway, on to the important bit... does it keep your lips soft? Well, I have certainly seen an improvement. My lips look and feel healthier and no longer have that tight feeling. The balm is a great replacement for lipgloss as it gives a shiny look when applied to the lips. It also has a slight tingle which I kind of like, to me it's a sign that it's working but some people might not like this. The only negative I have to say about this lip balm is that if you apply it too often you get a sickly taste in your mouth, a bit like when you accidentally get perfume in your mouth (please don't think i'm weird, it just sometimes manages to happen! haha). Overall, its a good little lip balm and the perfect size to pop in your handbag to apply on the go.

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              • matalanonline.co.uk / Online Shop / 40 Readings / 38 Ratings
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                09.02.2012 17:08
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                Great online shop!

                If you are like me, live in the middle of nowhere, don't drive and dislike going shopping anyway, then online shopping will be your best friend. I have known that Matalan are online for some time now but I always seem to forget when i'm looking for clothes online. Anyway to cut a long story short, I desperately needed new casual clothes without spending a fortune and my boyfriend suggested looking on Matalan, so I did. I was impressed by the range of clothing they offer for women, men and kids, but they also sell Jewellery, Acessories, lingerie, footwear and Howeware. I had always had the impression that Matalan was for the 'older' generation and although there are things I would consider too old for myself (i'm 19) I was suprised to find that they sell quite a lot of stuff suitable for all ages and try to keep up with the trends, for example, they have a selection of coloured skinny jeans which are very fashionable right now. As I say, I was looking for casual clothing at reasonable prices and Matalan certainly gave me this. All items seemed reasonably priced and they sometimes have offers such as '2 tops for £12' and '3 for £6 briefs'. I purchased 'fashion jogging bottoms' for just £10. Matalan offer clothing for women in sizes 8-28 so there really is something for everyone. Men's tops are available in small, medium, large, extra large, XX large and XXXlarge. Delivery charges are cheaper than most clothing stores at just £2.95 for standard and £3.95 next day delivery and free delivery for orders over £40. Also, free returns.

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                  04.12.2011 19:36
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                  Pretty toe ring.

                  I've always liked the look of toe rings but it is only recently that I decided to buy one for myself. Being the Amazon fan that I am, it was of course where I first looked for one. Amazon had quite a large collection of toe rings but the one that really caught my eye was this 'Sterling Silver 5 Cubic Zirconia toe ring'. It was the first toe ring that I had come across that looked solid, not a flimsy thin band that looked like it wouldn't last 2 minutes which many of the others were. The toe ring has 5 Cubic Zirconia crystals, one large in the middle, two medium either side and then two small at either end. The stones are set in the band so they don't catch in socks or shoes etc which is a bonus. The crystals are bright and sparkly which adds a little girly edge to your feet which I particularly like, afterall, feet don't exactly win the prettiest body part of the year awards! ha I can't fault the look and quality of the materials, however, for me there are two negative points which I feel I need to point out. The first is that I was quite suprised at the size of the toe ring. The band has an opening at the back to allow you to fit it to your size, but even when I squeezed the band completely shut it was still a little big which made it turn around a lot, leaving the crystals at the back. It also felt a little irritating because I could feel it moving around on my toe. The second negative point I have is not so much about this particular toe ring, I imagine it to be something that will occur with most toe rings. After a while of wearing it, the ring started to make my toe hurt a little, it felt as if I had a bruised toe, presumably from where I had walked and the ring had dug in. Because of this I now only wear the ring when I am wearing shoes where it can be seen, instead of permanently having it on which I had originally planned to do. The toe ring has an RRP of £15.95, but it is currently on sale at Amazon.co.uk for just £7.99 (delivery is £1.00). Overall, a great design! but it can get uncomfortable if you wear it for long periods of time.

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                  • beadsunlimited.co.uk / Online Shop / 32 Readings / 31 Ratings
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                    29.11.2011 21:00
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                    A great beads supplier.

                    As some of you may know from reading my 'About me', I am in the process of setting up a small jewellery business from home. All the jewellery is handmade using glass beads. There are numerous websites online selling beads and jewellery making supplies and of course I did a lot of research into finding the cheapest bead suppliers before buying my beads (of course they needed to be good quality too!). Through a google search I came across beadsunlimited.co.uk and took a look around their website. -What do they sell?- Well you may think this is a silly question, the obvious answer being beads. However, beads unlimited sell a wide range of different types of beads and pendants as well as findings and accessories. Some of the different types of beads and pendants they sell are glass, ceramic, aluminium, metal and wood to name just a few. They sell all the accessories that you are ever likely to need when working with beads, for example, wires and threads, earring fish hooks, tools and pliers. -Quality of the beads- Anyone who is serious about making jewellery or whatever it is that you need to use beads for, will agree that quality is everything. You don't want to spend time and patience making something, only for the beads to crack or break within a couple of weeks. In my case, I would feel terrible selling bad quality beaded jewellery so this was really important to me when searching for my beads, yet I wanted to keep the cost as low as possible. When my beads arrived I was thrilled! They were of great quality and the glass my beads were made out of looked sturdy, not thin and 'crackable' as I often describe beads. The only negative I have to point out is that two of the beads of the same design that I purchased were slightly different (I wanted them to make earrings so is a bit of a bother), one of the beads was very clear, whereas the other was slightly cloudy, however, I am well aware that it is near enough impossible to make two beads identical as they are hand made and I would put this down to luck of the draw. -Price- For me, this is one of the websites strongest points. You can make fantastic savings by buying in bulk, you may instantly think 'bulk' means quite a lot of beads that you may not necessarily need, however, this is not the case. I will give you an example of what I mean - I wanted to buy glass heart beads, they were 40p each or £1.95 for a multi-mix bag containing 10 beads where colours are randomly picked, or if like me you wanted them to make earrings therefore needing two of a colour you can choose a 'custom mix' which is slighly more expensive at £2.50 but you get to choose your colours. Still a great saving if you are going to use the extra beads! Also, look out for the items in the sale! I purchased a bag of 65 beautiful red beads with a gold stripe running through for just £1.25 and they are great quality!. There is a minimum of £5 order but i'm sure after looking on the website you will find numerous things you want to buy and you can get quite a few beads for £5 on there!. Beads unlimited are definitely the cheapest website selling beads, tools and accessories on the Internet. -Delivery- Order value £5 - £50 is £2.50 postage. Order value £50 or over is free. I think this is a very reasonable delivery charge, taking in to consideration the rediculous charges on some of the websites I have viewed lately (£6.25 for standard etc). Beads unlimited say that 99% of orders are sent out within 2 days of making a purchase. My order took a little longer but I did order on the weekend so this is understandable. -Final words- On a final note, I would recommend taking notice of the size information that is written at the top of the page when viewing the beads as some of the beads look bigger in the pictures than they actually are being my silly self I took them at face value and ended up a little suprised when they arrived even though they were still pretty. Overall, beads unlimited is a great website offering you a wide range of beautiful beads and other crafty things for great prices! I will definitely be ordering from them again.

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                      23.11.2011 18:27
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                      A great foundation from Maybelline!

                      Foundation is for me the key product when it comes to my make-up. If my foundation isn't right then nothing will look right and with my 'problem' skin I rely on it to cover up all of those imperfections that bother me on a daily basis. In the past I have tried out so many foundations, ranging from the cheapest on the market to rather expensive brands but this Maybelline Pure Liquid Mineral foundation is the only one that I have used and stuck to because it simply ticks all of the boxes for me. As the name suggests, the foundation is packed full of minerals - 12 to be exact. Maybelline call it a 'healthy vitalising foundation that's good to skin'. I liked the fact that the foundation contained minerals, at the time I found this foundation I had been reading a lot about mineral make-up in magazines and it seemed to be the new craze in the make-up world. All the articles said how much using mineral make-up can benefit your skin and can help improve blemishes etc while covering imperfections. This sounded perfect to me, we all know that its a vicious circle of...you get spots so you try to hide them with make-up which leads to clogging of pores and more spots, so a foundation that helped to heal my skin whilst giving me the coverage I needed sounded great!. If I don't know exactly what i'm looking for then I always go to Boots. You have all the brands right there next to each other and it's easy to compare the products and prices. Maybelline has always been a brand that I have liked, so when I saw that they did a mineral foundation I immediately picked it up for closer inspection. The foundation comes in a 30ml glass bottle with plastic pump top which makes it very easy to dispense and to get the right amount for you without wasting any foundation. Also, the pump design is the most hygienic form of foundation. At £8.19 there are other foundations available for less, but for a mineral foundation this is a great price. The foundation comes in a wide range of colours, they are called - Ivory, Nude, Fawn, Honey Beige, Cameo, Sand and Porcelain. I was pleased to see that they had a colour that was suitable for people with very pale skin like myself (Ivory). This is the colour I originally bought, however, recently I accidentally picked up Porcelain instead of Ivory and purchased it. When I got home and realised I decided to try it out anyway and at first I thought it was a little dark for me but the more I blended it the more the colour suited me and I am now hooked on Porcelain. The foundation has a gorgeous texture, its neither thick or runny just a perfect consistency that is easily blendable. I find that it leaves me with smooth looking skin that has a lovely subtle dewy glow. It covers my imperfections really well and with a matte powder on top it looks great. It is much better than any foundation I have used in the past, including the expensive ones I have tried.

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                      21.11.2011 21:21
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                      Definitely worth £5.99.

                      It is unevitable that after a certain amount of time, your jewellery will lose its sparkle and can sometimes have a small build up of dirt which isn't very pretty or hygienic, but taking the time to give your jewellery a little bit of tlc can make all the difference and can restore it's sparkle if you choose the right product. I have been using connoisseurs jewellery cleaner for quite a few years now and I think it works great. As I say, I have been using connoisseurs for quite a few years now and believe it or not one pot has lasted all those years, therefore I have the older version which looks slightly different from the dooyoo picture. Connoisseurs Jewellery cleaner has been used and endorsed by fine jewellers for generations. It is a safe and easy way to restore the original lustre to diamonds, precious stones, platinum and gold jewellery. It is not reccommended for use with pearls. I use this cleaner for my white gold diamond ring mainly but I have also used it for my silver jewellery (even though it is not made for it) and I have never experienced any problems. Connoisseurs also do a jewellery cleaner specifically for silver jewellery. The cleaner is extremely easy to use. Directions for use are written on the back of the pot. They say to put one piece of jewellery in the pot at a time, dip for 10-15 seconds using the plastic tray inside the pot which has a bit in the middle for you to pull it up and down. Using the brush which is included, brush the piece of jewellery and rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water. Although it is not advised by connoisseurs, I would reccommend using gloves when using the cleaner. I developed an allergic reaction to the liquid which made my hand swell up which was rather painful. Of course this certainly won't happen to everyone but just incase I would say use gloves and make sure all the cleaner is washed off before putting your jewellery back on. The jewellery cleaner really does make a huge difference to the look of your jewellery. I tend to clean my ring around about every month or whenever I think it's looking a bit dull. The diamonds always look so much more sparkly after its been cleaned and the whiite gold looks brighter just like it did when I first had it. You can buy Connoisseurs Jewellery cleaner for £5.99 on Amazon.

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                      • Benefit 10 / Make Up / 46 Readings / 42 Ratings
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                        20.11.2011 00:13
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                        An expensive but nice bronzer/highlighter duo.

                        Benefit has been a make up brand that I have loved for a long time. Their funky packaging and quirky names are eye catching and the products always seem to be of good quality. I had been using Benefits Dallas for a long time and when that ran out I decided to try one of the other bronzer/blusher/highlighters in their range. I have very pale skin so when it comes to bronzers I really have to be careful because let's face it I could end up with an orange face and white body which wouldn't be a good look. I wanted something that would give me a bit of colour without being too dark. After looking at all that Benefit had to offer I decided on this one...'10'...which is a bronzing and highlighting duo. Benefit say that you can highlight and contour cheekbones in one sexy sweep. I liked the sound of this as I have never really grasped the concept of highlighting and contouring so if I can get a product that more or less does it for me then i'm all for it. A natural bristle cheek brush is included with the duo which is supposed to be perfect for doing the 'sweep'. Benefits guidelines for application are as follows... Lightly sweep brush over powder so pink highlighting powder appears on half the brush and bronzer on the other half. With pink side up, whisk from the apple of the cheek up to the hairline. Now you've done the sexy sweep!. I found that I prefered to use my own brush to apply the duo because the brush provided didn't pick up enough product for my liking and it was easier to do one sweep with my own brush rather than a few with the brush that was included. The duo comes in a small box with a flip lid that stays shut using a magnet. Inside the lid is a small mirror which is perfect if you want to pop this in your bag to top up throughout the day. You get 7.0g of product in the box and it really is suprising how long these little boxes last! I've been using 10 practically everyday for about 7 weeks now and there is no sign of an indentation in the product. When I first started using Benefit's 10 duo I was sceptical. The bronzer part of it has a 'shimmery' element to it which at first I didn't like at all but the more I used it the more I liked it and I found that it gave me that 'glowy' type of look. If you prefer a matte bronzer then this duo is definitely not one for you. As for the highlighter aspect of the duo I do feel slightly dissapointed. I can't noticeably see it in action which may be a good thing as of course I want my make up to look natural but I would like to be able to see it doing something different to my face. However, I do like the overall look after i've applied 10 so it must be doing something right. I purchased Benefit's 10 from www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk for £23.50, which is rather expensive but it lasts a very long time. Is it a perfect 10? I'd give it a good 9.

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                        • General / Discussion / 42 Readings / 37 Ratings
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                          18.11.2011 14:28
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                          Me. Just me.

                          1. What is the wallpaper on your computer screen? Why did you choose it? Just a pretty simple pink design :) 2. Mexican food, Chinese food, Italian food, French food or American food? It would have to be Chinese, although i'm not very adventurous when I get a takeaway. 3. Do you have any tattoos and piercings? Only my ears. No tattoos yet but i'm sure one day I will get a small one. 4. Do you have any siblings? Yes I have a 23 year old sister. 5. Have you ever broken a bone? Yes I broke my collar bone when I was just 2 years old. 6. Do you believe in superstitious things such as breaking mirrors? I am pretty superstitious. If a mirror were to break I would freak out a little. 7. Do you like those 'end of the world' movies? No, I get scared easily. 8. Do you eat more fruits or vegetables? What's your favourite fruit and veggie? Unfortunately i'm not really a fan of either but i'd say I eat more vegetables than fruit. My fav fruit is strawberries and my fav veg is swede. 9. Who were you most likely to play during school nativities? The only character I remember playing in school was the angel Gabriel, but I would have done anything to play Mary back then! 10. What's your opinion of the dentist? I highly dislike going but if something needs doing I will definitely go! 11. Have you ever had a speech impediment? No. 12. If you had to choose, what is the worst movie you've ever seen? Down with love. I could have made a better film myself. 13. Do you like meeting new people? It depends really whether the new people are easy to talk to. I hate feeling that the effort to get to know someone is all on my part. 14. If you could, which celebrity would you date? Paul Walker! or Jay from The Wanted. 15. Who would you take with you on a deserted island? Oohh this is a tricky one, I would have to break the rules and take my close family, boyfriend and dog! ha 16. Do you know how wide your hips are in exact inches? No and i'm not going to depress myself by measuring them lol 17. What would you say is the worst part of high school? Year 7, that feeling where you have just moved from a school where everyone knows you in to a bigger scarier place where you don't know many people and everyone seems bigger and much older than you. 18. How old will you be on your Mother's 68th birthday? Is that 'old' to you? I will be 37. 19. Ever thought you were dying of something you were not even close to having? Hmm no. 20. Have you ever wanted to be a doctor? I have thought about it but I always feel put off by the huge responsibility they have on their shoulders and I don't think I'm clever enough anyway. 21. If you were dying who would you say goodbye to first? No idea. 22. Do you like to babysit children? Not really. 23. Do you often forget where you put things? Not very often. 24. Do you go on a lot of holidays? No, Usually one a year. 25. Have you ever met someone with the same 'biggest fear' as you? Similar but not exactly the same. 26. Would you rather write with a pen or pencil? Why? Pen, because it's just nicer lol 25. What is your favourite number and why? 18. I loved being 18 and ever since it is my favourite number. 26. Are you afraid of being kidnapped when you go outside at night time? Not really, although I sometimes feel like theres someone behind me and have to check lol 27. Where was the best school trip you ever went on? I don't remember having a school trip that I really enjoyed. We used to go to the same 'Tudor' house thingy every year. 28. Are you a controversial person? No, I avoid an argument at all costs. 29. What would you say your average word per minute count is on a keyboard? I don't know but it's quite high. 30. What was your favourite and least favourite subject in school? My favourite subject was child development and my least was maths! I dreaded maths and still hate anything number related lol 31. Do you bite your finger nails? No! I love having long nails. 32. When is the next time you'll go to the library? Probably quite a few years lol 33. Do you like fiction or non-fiction books more? Non-fiction. 34. Do you treat other's as you'd like to be treated? I try but I think there are always times when you forget and when you think back and wish you had. 35. What type of child were you? Quiet, a goody goody! I hated being told off. 36. Are you someone who likes to get into arguments and fights a lot? No I hate arguments! 37. Do you swear a lot? I wouldn't say I swear a lot but I do swear more than I would like. 38. If you had to get a tattoo, what would it be of and where would you have it? I've thought about this a lot and I still can't decide which is why I haven't had a tattoo yet. 39. What's your favourite TV show? I like all the programs that so many people hate! Even though I watch it and think how set up is this I still love it and can't wait to see what happens next....The Only Way is Essex! lol 40. Does personality weigh out the sense of 'good looks'? I think you need to be a attracted to someone for a relationship to work but personality is key! 41. What is your favourite thing in your bedroom? My laptop. 42. If you could change 1 thing about you, what would it be? I would love to have the type of body that I could eat anything I wanted and not put on weight. 43. Do you have any regrets? If so, what are they? Regrets are pointless but there are definitely things I would love to turn back the clock and do differently. 44. What colour hair do you have? I have ginger hair and I love it! I have had so many compliments on my hair over the years and people always say 'your not a normal ginger!'. I get what they mean, I don't have the wiry hair with a horrible orange tone. I have tones of blonde and goldy colours running through my hair too. All natural. 45. What colour eyes do you have? Blue 46. Favourite Sound? Hmm not sure. 47. Favourite Quote? It's a well known one but I truly believe it. 'Everything happens for a reason'.

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                            16.11.2011 23:08
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                            Great Anti-bacterial wipes.

                            For me there is nothing nicer than knowing I have a clean house. I will admit that i'm not the only one that cleans in my house but I do my fare share and you can call me weird but I find it quite rewarding seeing something going from dirty/grubby to clean and sparkly. That said, i'm not one to spend unecessary hours cleaning and like to get the job done quickly, which is why I purchased these Dettol Anti-bacterial cleansing surface wipes. I figured they would be handy to keep in the bathroom instead of fussing around with sprays and cloths when something needs a clean. The wipes are packaged in a 'wet wipe' type packet with re-sealable lid to keep them fresh and from drying out. There are 40 large wipes in each packet so they should last you quite a while. The Dettol wipes are proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses including, E.Coli, Salmonella, MRSA, Rotavirus and Flu Virus. They also remove 90% of allergens including pollen, dust mites and pet hair and was therefore given the British Allergy Foundation's seal of approval. As i'm sure you will agree this is very important and after using these wipes I feel satisfied that my house is kept prevented of these bacteria, viruses and allergens as best it can be. They are non bleach, no taint, no odour wipes which I particularly like. I'm not a fan of the smell of bleach and i'm sure many of you will feel the same so I am pleased that my house is not left smelling of it after I use these. I mentioned above that personally I like to use these in my bathroom but they are suitable for use in many areas of the home. They can be used to clean chopping boards, High chairs, changing mats, the fridge, bins, kitchen sinks, baths and taps and toilet seats or wherever you feel the need for them really. They are perfectly safe to use where food is prepared. So far I have used the wipes to clean around my shower, sink and toilet. They removed all the little specs of dirt and left the surfaces with a lovely clean shine. They also picked up dust which wasn't noticeable until I rubbed the wipe over. The wipes have just the right amount of moisture in my opinion! they don't leave your surfaces overly damp, yet they have enough moisture to clean well and cover rather a large surface with just one wipe. I picked up my pack at Tesco for just £2.00 which works out at 5p per wipe. Great value in my opinion!

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                            • Aussie Moist Shampoo / Hair Care / 41 Readings / 37 Ratings
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                              16.11.2011 00:14
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                              Gorgeous smelling hair!

                              I just want to make it clear before I begin this review that Aussie have updated their moist shampoo to 'Aussie's Miracle Moist Shampoo' which look slightly different from the picture shown above. I'm not one for sticking to shampoo, I tend to just buy what ever takes my fancy when I run out of the one i'm using and it's very rare that I spend over the odds for it. I picked up this Aussie shampoo at my local chemist and after reading the label I liked the sound of it and bought it. *Packaging* Aussie products stand out on the shelves with their unique packaging, somehow they combine an old fashioned style design with a modern twist to make an attractive and unique packaging. The bottle is a cream colour with the purple Aussie logo and purple cap. 'Miracle moist shampoo' is written in large blue font so your not likely to miss it. The shampoo comes in a 300ml bottle so should last you quite a while. *The product* The clue is in the name really isn't it! The shampoo is for hair that's dry/damaged and in Aussie's words 'a bit unhappy'. It is a moisture infuser containing Queensland Macadamia Nut extract which restores hair' moisture, helping to condition and smooth. Queensland Macadamia Nut is native to the land down under, it is rich in oils, and has been used in Australia for centuries. *My experience* I LOVE this shampoo. The first thing that I noticed was the gorgeous smell. It has a sweet bubblegum type of smell but it truly is lovely and the smell doesn't dissapear once you get out of the shower, I was left with a lovely aroma all day long every time I swished my hair! Of course, as it is called 'Miracle Moist shampoo' you would expect it to do just that...it certainly delivered in this department! I wouldn't say my hair was very dry to start with but I like to use moisture products because I use a lot of heat on my hair when styling. My hair was left feeling super clean, very soft and with a lovely shine. I look forward to using it when I shower because I just love the smell and how my hair feels afterwards. I definately will be using this shampoo again! *Price* I purchased this shampoo for £2.99 at my local chemist and i'm sure you will be able to pick this up at a similar price near you. A fantastic price for a fantastic product!.

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