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When recently we had to replace our toaster, I can't say I was altogether sad as I was dying to get a beautiful, brightly coloured one.
Scanning along the shelves I seemed to be faced with a choice of either red or plum if I wanted to go down the coloured appliance route and then I clapped eyes on it! The Morphy Richards Copper Accents 4 slice toaster!! It was love at first sight - here was something different!!! I have had lots of compliments about my attractive new kitchen appliance and I am still really chuffed with it!
Now, colour aside, let's talk about toasting capabilities! Again, I can honestly say that I am really pleased with this toaster. So far I have faced it with bread, thick and medium, teeny tiny slices of bread thins, waffles, tea cakes, crumpets and pancakes and on no occasion so far has it disappointed.
the dials and buttons are all easy to use and give great variety in terms of toasting outcomes. I like my toast very lightly done and my other half prefers it cremated so it is brilliant to so easily be able to accommodate both tastes with a couple of dial twists.
The defrost function has also proved invaluable and I am sorely tempted to free up space in the fridge (where we keep our bread) by leaving the bread in the freezer - one to ponder on for now.
I bought the toaster for £45 and was disappointed to see it available in another store for £40, however this is a reflection of my shopping abilities and not the fault of the toaster - I think it was worth every penny!
I am addicted to the Urban Decay palettes, however, I resisted this one for quite a long time as I wasn't sure the colours were going to be exciting enough for me. I was wrong!
I love the more neutral shades in this palette and the fact that you can mix and match shades and tones to create a wide variety of looks from hardly there to wow, ready for the night!
Since playing with this palette I have received many compliments about my eye makeup, particularly about how well the colours compliment my blue eyes.
I have found that the colours all go well with black eyeliner but some of the paler shades really come into there own when teamed with softer eyeliners - particularly from the Urban Decay range. For a really gentle look Midnight Cowboy works well with all the brown shades in this palette.
As with all Urban Decay eyeshadows, each wears really well without creasing and lasts the whole day through!
This product is simply amazing!!! When my black-eyed, bleary-eyed reflection stares back at me from the mirror I don't panic!!! I know that with YSL Touche Eclat at my side, all will be ok.
With just a few small dabs under each eye, it blends effortlessly and immediately brightens the appearance of my eyes and disguises the dark circles in seconds. The pump action of the wand is easy to use and the brush quickly fills ready for use. It is easy to see when the brush is loaded so that not a drop of this precious liquid is wasted!
The one and only down side to this product is the cost. Although I would never be without it, the only reason I am able to own it at all is because my mum treats me!! I couldn't justify spending this much on makeup, however, I have tried numerous cheaper options and none cut the mustard!!! Used sparingly I can make this product last a couple of months (daily use) and too be honest, it is such a quality product that very little is needed anyway.
Wow! I love all of the shower gels in the range but I have to say that this is, without doubt, my absolute favourite!!! Whereas some of the other 'flavours' are all about the zing and wake me up, this one is much 'softer' in terms of scent and is a delight to use in the morning when waking up or before bed when ready to snuggle down.
The smell is really difficult to describe, it truly smells edible!! It is fresh and quite simply yummy! I liked it so much that after my first time of using it, I went straight out and bought the hand soap to match!!
It lathers up beautifully and is good for use with or without a sponge/flannel. I've used it in the bath and also in the shower and in either case it is just as lovely.
This really is a shower gel that will, from this point on, become a perminent feature in my bathroom - no way that I will tire of this scent!!!!
I was given one of these bath bombs inside Lush's Mr Frosty and I have to say, that as a big Lush fan, I was really pleased with my gift!!
I don't ever use a Lush bath bomb unless I know that I'm going to be able to soak for a good 45 minutes at least! Anything less would be a total waste. This bomb was no exception. It was delightful from start to finish!!
When I plopped it into the water, a beautiful and delicate fragrence enveloped me and I immediately began to relax! It dissolved fairly rapidly so I wasn't left soaking with a grainy residue on the bottom of the bath and the water quickly became velvety smooth and a brilliant blue!!! I have to admit that the blue (non-transparent) water was especially delightful as it covered all manner of sins - I couldn't see any wobbly bits whilst I soaked!! It was a gorgeous experience and even my other half commented on how nice the bath smelt!!
This was a fabulous gift and I know that if it makes an appearance next Christmas then I shall be 'stocking' up for both myself and my friends!!
As all my friends will tell you, and by my own confession, I have a problem! I am completely addicted to lip balm of any description but particularly to Vaseline tins!!! I almost constantly apply these throughout the day and simply couldn't live without them.
So there was I standing in the queue at a well known health and beauty shop, when I spied this little beauty. Grabbing two of them I couldn't wait to have a try and I wasn't disappointed! What a change this flavour makes to the other flavours of Vaseline. I'm really pleased. It is not over powering, just subtly sweet and uplifting!
As with all the Vaseline tins, it applies easily (although I personally dunk my lip in the tin rather than getting a greasy finger) and lasts for quite some time. It gives a lovely sheen to your lips which would rival any lip gloss and is just generally a really pleasing product to use. It's handy to have in a pocket, back or about the house and gives a refreshing change of flavour!
The only down side to this product is that whilst I'm wearing it, my boyfriend refuses to kiss my as he insists it has a really floral taste and smell and he can't stand it - what does he know?!
I absolutely love make up so go through a lot and constantly vary what I buy, as I love to experiment and try all the latest things on the market! This mascara is without doubt one of the nicest I have used in a long time!
It was so easy to apply, with the wand brush being just the right size - not too skinny and not so fat you end up looking more panda-esque than anything else. The brush remained unclogged with every application which is rare and very impressive. There was only the teeniest bit of spider legging going on just as the mascara was about to run out, which I think is excusable as I had literally used it to death.
To wear, the mascara felt initially a little heavy, but this didn't last long after drying and to be honest, I really forgot that I was wearing it at all. It was very durable and I often found that In was wearing it throughout the day and then on into the evening without the need to top up or refresh! Maybe a little gross on my part, but hey, we're all busy and I was only too pleased to have found a mascara that could run the course!!
This is a real gem of a palette! The colours lend themselves from morning through to evening wear and it's down to you to decide how bold you want to be! All colours compliment each other beautifully and I felt that they really enhanced my blue eyes brilliantly. The colours are neutral enough to compliment any outfit and he palette is really versatile, I found that I was able to create a real range of effects - smokey one day and defined the next!
Although this palette is a brilliant hand bag size, in a durable case with a clear mirror, there really would be no need to take it out with you as the colours stay put brilliantly and I didn't experience any creasing at all even without using a primer base. Another great thing about this palette that any black or dark eyeliner will compliment the look you have created with ease.
I really loved it and have bought it several times over as gifts for friends and even my mum!!
I have to say that I'm not overly fussy about deodorants as I like most smells and rarely have my arms out, meaning that white marks aren't a massive deal to me. However, having randomly picked this little number off the shelf, I was really pleasantly surprised. It smelt lovely, really fresh and throughout the day I continued to get littles wafts of fragrence which was really nice!
I just happened to have worn a long sleeved black top that day so, having been so impressed on the smell front, I thought I'd have a little investigate and test it's claims on the 'no white marks' side of things. Peering at the inside armpit of the top I was pretty taken a back to see that there were literally no white marks at all!! So, although I've never worn this deodorant with a sleeveless number, I can only assume that it would work it's magic in the same way!!!
Overall I have to say that this product is a definate winner. I only wish they did it in larger canisters! Good price though!
What can I say? The packaging was fairly non-discript, I was dubious about it being a supermarket brand and I've never been massively keen on the cucumber on face thing BUT, I was really pleasantly surprised. Couldn't really say no to the price when I looked along the aisle and saw the pound signs screaming at me from other brands, so I decided to give these a go. I'm a convert and won't being buying brand variety wipes again.
These wipes smelled rather nice and certainly weren't at all over powering. They 'did exactly what it said on the tin' and I was chuffed I'd taken the plunge and tried them. All traces of even my cement like foundation were removed without any need to scrub at my face. My skin was left feeling really cleansed and fresh. Although not massive, each wipe was an ample size to do the job! Brilliant stuff!
My one and only teeny tiny gripe was that the last few wipes in the packet were a little dry so be sure to reseal really firmly as the packet does wrinkle up around the opening very slightly.