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It was a few years ago that I went on holiday to Malta with my friends. Recently while tidying my room, I found my Eyewitnesses travel book of Malta and Gozo, which I purchased before going on my holiday. One of my friends that I was travelling with actually had been previously to Malta and her auntie was in fact Maltese and lived not far from the apartments we were planning to stay at. However I thought I would research and read-up on some of the things you can see and do in Malta. So after popping into my local Easons, I picked up this DK Eyewitnesses Top 10 Travel book of Malta and Gozo. On previous holiday to other destinations I have purchased phrase books and guide books, but this book was different from the other I have on my book shelve. The first thing I noticed was that this travel book came with a pull-out map, as it stated on the found cover. It also contained a little snippet of useful words and phrases, but as this isn't actually a phrase book, this part was only a tiny section on the back of the pull-out map. When first opening the book, the found page can be folded out to reveal a two page map of Malta and Gozo. I found this map very useful as while on holiday I actually marked the towns and villages we visited on the map. This travel book is a book which gives the Top 10 of everything to see and do in Malta. The contents page is layout very well and is easy to find the places or activities that are most suited to you. The contents is also separated into three sections, the first is 'Malta's Top 10.' This section was very useful as they gave a location or activity and the listed the Top 10 highlight or Top 10 features of that specific place. For example, St John's Co-Cathedral is on page 10. They give a little information and history about the Cathedral, the Top 10 feature (along with some photographs), a small map and layout of the Cathedral and useful tip about enter the Cathedral I.e. you must be dressed appropriately and respectfully. This section also includes Malta's Top 10 Moments in History, Churches and Cathedrals, Walks and Dives, Beaches and resorts, and Restaurants. The next section in the book is 'Around Malta.' Which give a in-depth look and of the different locations in Malta. The locations and places which are looked at within this section are: Valletta Sliema, St. Julian's and the Three Cities Northern Malta, Central Malta Southern Malta Gozo and Comino I found this section useful as it gave description of some of the other towns and villages, which were close to where we were staying. I was able to read about all of the neighboring villages and towns before we went and while we were out in Malta. The last and final section of this book is 'Streetsmart.' Which included small chapter on Getting to and around Malta, General Information, Security and Health, Banking and Communications, Eating, Shopping and Lodging, Things to avoid and finally Places to Stay. I think to a new visitor to Malta, the most useful and important part in this section, would have to be Security and Health, as it give very important information for specific types of traveler. Giving information about Police, Pharmacies, Emergency numbers and advice for female travelers, this section is certainly very helpful! This section also lists lots accommodation from seaside to luxury hotels, self-catering apartment and family friendly hotels. For myself this part of the section was not useful because myself and my friend has already booked our apartments. But it would be very useful for people who are looking to suss out good places to stay when visiting Malta. The back of the travel book, is where the pull out map is found. The map itself when taken out of the book is quite small and therefore very handy and useful for carrying in your bag or pocket when travelling during the day. I actually kept this map in my bag separate from the book in-case I forgot to pack the book before heading out for the day. On the back cover of the book there is also a small map showing bus routes in Malta and Gozo, which was very useful to use as we used the bus as our means of transport through out the whole holiday. Altogether this book is very easy to read and it is easy to navigate your way through the book to find the sections which are more interesting to you. I really loved the gorgeous and beautiful photographs of Malta which are used through-out the book. It makes reading the book all that more interesting and colourful. Would most certainly recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of going on their next holiday to Malta. It really is worth the money, especially if you haven't been to Malta before. I bought this book at it's RRP which was £7.99, but they are now selling on amazon for £5.99 (At the time this review was written) Thanks for Reading!
Little Miss Tiny is a book by Roger Hangreaves and is the 5th book in the Little Miss book collection. I actually remember reading these books in Primary school, as my school had a lot of them in the library. I vividly remember loving these books because of their funny names and colourful pictures. So after seeing these books being sold on Amazon, I thought I would purchase one of these books, Little Miss Tiny, to have and keep to relive my childhood! And when my little cousin comes to visit, she has something to read, so there were really two positives to purchasing this Little Miss book. There were many of these books to choose from, thirty-three in total! But I just had to buy the Little Miss Tiny, as I am myself quite...small and short, so this book was definitely for me! -----The Plot----- This book is all about Little Miss Tiny and how, of course Little Miss Tiny is very small! Little Miss Tiny lives in a mouse-hole within a Farm house, but because she is so small no one knows that she is there. After feeling very lonely, one day Little Miss Tiny ventures out of her mouse-hole to explore. The story continues to follow Little Miss Tiny, she finds herself in a spot of danger, meets some very big animals and some other Mr Men characters. ----Review----- In this story we are also introduced to five of the Mr men characters as well as Little Miss Tiny. I thought the parts with the other characters were interesting and quite funny. It was nice the introduce other characters alongside Little Miss Tiny, as the whole plot of the story was based on the fact that Little Miss Tiny was Lonely. I really liked the shirt little story of Little Miss Tiny becoming brave and setting off in search for an adventure and the end was lovely and heart-warming! Every other page in this book, there is a full picture page and on the side there is the writing. I really like the way these books are layout this way, I think it makes it interesting to read and easy and simple for children to read as well. I really love how both the Little Miss book and also the Mr Men books, mainly because of the colour full illustration inside. The drawing of the characters and scenes are so vivid and bright, which would make them so appealing to children. The picture themselves are not really complicated at all and are rather simplistic in what they depict. However I don't like For those wanting to purchase this book or indeed any of the others, these books are for children 3+. And it states on the back that these books are £2.50, however I purchased this Little miss Tiny book from Amazon for £2.13 *(price when writing this review.) The Little Miss book collection and the Mr Men collection make brilliant quick reads for children, as there are about thirty-one pages altogether. They are colourful, fun and the stories are interesting and quirky. -------------------------------------- 'All good things come in small packages!' Thank-you for reading!
I have had quite a few Urban decay palettes in the past, but I had never before tried a Naked Palette before. The other Urban Decay Palette have been of-course to a great quality of standard, but a few of of the shades within those palettes don't suit my skin tone at all and are shades that are completely untouched and not used. I think the best aspect of using Urban Decay eye-shadows is they're staying power and rich and deep pigments. I am yet to find a make-up brand, which can compare to the eye-shadows and palettes by Urban Decay. The shades which are in this Naked 2 palette are (from left to right) Foxy Half Baked Booty Call Chopper Tease Snakebite Suspect Pistol Verve YDK Busted Blackout Two of the more natural shades, which are great for a plain and natural eye-look are Foxy and Booty call. Then added with some of the other shades, turn these natural eye shades into eye looks which would be perfect to wear on nights out. Shades Tease, Snakebite and Busted are different shades of brown and can be quite dark and strong. These shades are perfect for created brown smoky-eye looks and for blending with other natural shades. The shades within this palette range from matte to sparky, allowing you to create lots of looks for different occasions. Along with the palette, you get a double-ended, Good Karma Shadow brush. These brushes are usually included in Urban Decay palettes and are great quality. The longer brush side is great for applying shadow all over the eyelid and the shorter brush side is great for adding definition and adding other shades. The first five shades on this palette are my favourite shades in any Urban Decay palette. They are the most natural shades in the palette and are perfect for my skin tone. I typically wear these shades during the day and when I'm doing my make-up for a night out, event or occasion, I move on down the palette and use the more darker, deep colours! In my opinion this is a great eye-shadow palette for anyone, whether you are a beauty guru or a beauty product newbie. Urban Decay is one of those brands that whatever product or palette you choose, it is going to be great quality. And this Naked 2 palette has a great balance of natural, light shades and darker shades. This palette is £37.00 from Urban Decay at Debenhams. But I'm sure it can be also purchased from other stores which house Urban Decay for a similar price. It is quite an expensive price, however giving how much I love and use all of my Urban Decay palettes, it is most certainly worth the price! Thanks for reading!
As a self-confessed make-up addict I buy and test a lot of make-up products. Mainly because I am usually never fully satisfied with using just one make-up product. Now, I normally use the Collection 2000 pressed powder, to set me foundation. However while browsing in Superdrug this Rimmel stay matte powder caught me eye. I had actually heard about this in a magazine quite a while ago and I was really interested. When I wear my foundation my skin can look a little oily, much to my annoyance! So using a pressed powder or setting powder is most certainly a must for me! I have actually tried quite a number of pressed powders from different brands in the past. Usually when I wear other pressed powders, I have to make sure I bring them out with me whether it be during on the day or a night out, to touch up. With this product, I brought it out with me once, but when I checked my make-up (to my surprise) I did not need to touch it up! My make-up looked the same from when I had first put it on 3 hours previous! And in my books this was very impressive, especially for my skin type! This product actually states that it is good for 'up to % hours shine control,' and I would say in my opinion this statement would be quite accurate. I would say that if you did reapply this product, it may become caked looking. This can happen with many pressed powders if they are over applied, but with this product and it lasting power you really won't have worry about re-applying it! This products container is very much the standard container you find with most pressed powders. It has a clear plastic lid which when pressed, fits onto the bottom lid. The shade I have been using is 001 Transparent, which is perfectly suited to my skin tone when using other brands I have not always been able to find the right shade suited for my skin! This Rimmel powder is actually £3.99 from Superdrug. Which I actually think is a reasonable price for, in my opinion, a great quality product. Thanks for reading!
Before purchasing this product I hadn't actually tried any of Lush facial products, mainly because I usually stick to my normally Vichy, Simple or Nivea skin care products. However that day I was in the Lush shop, I must have been feeling adventurous to take the plunge and purchase this Ocean Salt Facial scrub. My skin type is very indecisive at times depending on the weather and etc. So at times my skin is oily and other times it is very, very dry! Now I normally don't use Face scrub very often, as I also think they are going to be too rough or harsh on my skin. However this is not the case with this Lush product. The texture is less hard, but more of a grainy texture. After using this product my skin felt so soft and smooth, I was quite surprised. My skin felt fresh and completely clean and at the same time was not dry at all! Most people don't recommend using Facial scrubs everyday, as they can really dry out your skin. So I wouldn't recommend using this product everyday. I usually use this Lush facial scrub at least once a week, just to really clean and cleanse my skin, as I do wear make-up everyday. It is a lovely feeling to take off all my make-up and use this scrub on my skin. I feel like it is getting deep into my skin to take away all the dirt and leave my skin feeling brand new and refreshed! The mixed turquoise and light blue, makes this product look as amazing as it smells! This product is made with organic limes, coarse sea salt and grapefruit infusion.The scent is so fresh and exotic, you feel like your being whisked away to an exotic beach on an island! Price: This product is £7.25 for 120g and £13.25 for 250g I feel like this product is a little but on the pricey side, however you really do get a great quality skin care product for your money. Also compared to other facial scrubs, this Lush Ocean scrub most certainly comes out on top! I would most certainly recommend this Lush facial scrub, as it has worked wonders on my skin and is now a product that I make sure I have in my bathroom cupboards at all times! Thanks for reading!
I bought this product a while back, when I was looking for a cheaper alternative to Batiste Dry shampoo. When I saw that Super drug was now doing their own brand of dry shampoo for just 99p, I was very excited and purchased a couple of the tins! I do just dry shampoo quite a bit on the days when my hair is in between washes, as I hate the greasy hair look! I know that some people actually use talc powder instead of the dry shampoo tins, but I love using the tins, as they are super handy to use and brilliant for precision. The first thing that drew me to this particular tin of dry shampoo is the the lovely pink and purple design on the tin. The design is girly and pretty and something which I was surprised for Superdrugs' own brand. The amount in the tin is 150ml, which I think is slight smaller than the usually tin of Batiste dry shampoo, but for the price of this product I thought this was a good amount! ~~~~~~~ The fragrance of this dry shampoo isn't necessarily bad, but nothing to rave about either! I most certainly was expecting a much strong and nicer scent from this product. However the worst point about this product isn't actually the scent it is the fact that it really doesn't work! As using all dry shampoos, I read the instruction and shook the tin well before I used it. I then began to spray the dry shampoo onto my hair. I was actually shocked my the result and left slightly angered! The dry shampoo had actually made my hair really greasy! There was no 'white powder' was is usually dispersed from dry shampoos. Instead of spraying dry shampoo into my hair, it looked as if I had sprayed some body spray onto my hair! I was surprised at the poor quality of this product as I have found that many of Superdrugs' own brand are of great quality! I was completely disappointed with this product and I would not recommend it to anyone! After having the terrible experience from using this product just once.. I actually threw mine in the bin... something I hardly ever do! I was very annoyed with this product after spending the money on on a purchase which included a couple of these tins...a complete waste of money in my opinion! From now on I'm sticking to spending the extra bit of money to buy the slight more expensive dry shampoos', which I know are of great quality! Thanks for reading!!!
When planning a relaxing night in, I always include a face mask in order to feel fully pampered! Years ago I wouldn't have even gone near a face mask for fear of irritating my temperamental skin, but as I got older my skin had become better and is now not as sensitive to skin products. So I thought I would give these face masks a try! The first thing that caught my attention to Superdrug's own brand of face masks, was the price. At just 99p per sachet, I couldn't resist them! Compared to other face masks, these are very reasonably priced for the quantity and quality of product you receive in each sachet! I was pleasantly surprised at the scent of this mask as it was very strong and fruity. Some other face masks I have tried have been under-whelming in their scent, so I was very pleased with Superdrug's own brand being so powerful and fruity! ~~~~~ This particular mask is the exfoliating masks which contains Raspberry, Cranberry and Blueberry fruit extracts. "Experience the true power of fruit!" The product itself is thick and a light purple colour. As this face mask is an exfoliating one, is does contain some hard textured granules, which are the Strawberry seeds and as the packet states are used to 'gently exfoliate the skin.' Once applied to the skin, avoiding the lips and eye area, the face mask begins to harden after at least 10 minutes. It is quite a strange sensation when the face mask is hardening and it makes your whole face feel very tight! After the recommended time, you can wash of the face mask with water, but I usually use a face cloth or wipes to remove the product from my face. After using this face mask I did not experience any problems with my skin like break-outs or redness, in fact my skin looked and felt softer and definitely ex-foliated. I usually use one of these face masks about every 2-3 weeks and I haven't experienced anything negative from using these masks. ~~~~~ I would certainly recommend thee face masks, because of the price and the quality of the product. I haven't actually tried all of the face mask range, but so far the others which I have tried have been just as great! At 99p, you can't really go wrong with these face masks, and they are ideal for a relaxing, pampering session on you own or to enjoy with friends! ~~~~~ Thank you for reading!!
For a while I had be terrified of using lip and cheek tints, as when as I was younger a had a terrible experience with a freebie in a magazine. Not knowing much about make-up back then or how to use it on moderation..."less is more and all that" well that didn't seem to apply to me! I used so much of the tint that any circus near by would have hired me in seconds! However, lately I have been wanting to try lots of different products, so I thought I would face my fears. And looking back now, I am very glad I did! I find using a cheek and lip tint on the face gives a much more natural and fresh faced look, instead of looking caked with make-up practically falling off your face! Before using this tint, I would normally use pressed blush powders and depending on the blush, I would be left with dry looking skin which was horrible looking after an hour or so! I find that when applying the tint to the cheeks, you don't need to use much of the product to create the desired effect. When I'm looking for a more natural look I will only add a little to my cheeks. And then when I'm going out I will add more working my way up my cheek bones to create definition and structure. Another point about when applying this product is that applying it is simple and it is easy to bled the tint into the skin. I also use this rose tint on my lips, especially if I'm wanting a deep red lip look. This product is much better to use than some of the lip tint pens which have been becoming very popular recently (I actually do have some of them!) However for a strong lip tint I would defiantly recommend using this one! I think that I will now very rarely use a blush powder, I really do get a better outcome when I use this cheek tint. And this product is very reasonable priced, much cheaper that most other blushes! In Superdrug you can pick up this product for just£ £1.99, which I think is great value for money, especially considering it's 2 products in 1 and the high quality of the product as well! The bottles in which the lip tint comes in, is very simple and plain...and really a standard 2true product packaging compared to other make-up brands. But of course you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover and this is certainly true in this case! On to the smell of this product and I actually do like the smell. It really does remind me of the scent of a lip-gloss I have. I suppose some people would have bit of a problem with it smelling slightly perfumed and putting it on their skin...my own mother hates products that smells too strong and won't wear them if they do! But for me the scent really isn't an issue...actually I really really like it. I would highly recommend this product and it is going to be one that is constantly added to my beauty shopping list! Thanks for reading :)
Browsing about in my local Superdrug the other day, I was looking for some cheap make-up supplies to have for University. I was about to buy my usually Collection 2000 pressed powder, when I saw the MUA make-up stand. I was a bit unsure of the quality of this product, for the fact of the price, but I am pleased to say that this product did not disappoint. The shade I picked was shade 1, which was actually perfect for my skin tone, as it wasn't too pale or too dark. After looking at the tester shades that this was defiantly the one I would go for. But I think a negative with this product would be that there was not a big range of different shades, which may make it difficult to find a good match for your skin tone. I found that the powder itself, is of great quality and gives great coverage on my skin. I would have to say though, you do have to be careful not to put too much of this product. Overall I would have to say that this product is as a budget product, meaning for price and also the quality. I have used many other pressed powders and often switch between them. With the price of this powder and it's good quality, it is one I would defiantly buy again,as it is perfect for keeping as an emergency back-up. And because of the cheap price, you really can't fault this product. But if you are looking for a really great quality pressed powder then I would suggest spending a bit more money on a different brand. As for the design of the product is quite plain and see-through, with the brand name on the front. And on the back of the square, plastic container is the colour of the shade. And that's it, quite plain, but very simple and basic. I found that this product really suited my needs, and most certainly meet the student budget I'm on. I would most certainly recommend this product to anyone looking to pick up a make-up essential on a budget! Thanks for reading!!
I recently picked this up in Superdrug, after purchasing lots of things for moving into my new house in September. I really love the fact that Superdrug do many products in their own range, as they are normally very reasonably priced and of great quality. What first attracted me to this product was the bright yellow colour of this product. The colour, along with the little picture of the lemons on the front of the bottle is enticing! "Cleansing and invigorating with a burst of zesty lemon and tea tree." With natural lemon and tea tree extracts." The scent of this product is so fresh and clean and actually makes you want to use the whole bottle in one go! The scent is so strong that it actually remind me of a Lush soap, which is lovely. After using this shower gel, it leaves you feeling refreshed and energised. The product has a great lathering affect and even lather with a small amount. The bottle is a 250 ml bottle, which is a brilliant amount. Even though each time I was in the shower I amenity used lots of this shower gel, this product lasted me a good amount of time. For just 89p, this shower gel is brilliant value! I will most certainly be stocking up on this shower gel and the others in this range! I would most certainly recommend this product to anyone look for a great value shower gel which smells amazing!
I thought I would do a review of this product as I have used it for quiet a while and find it a brilliant product. I personally use a lot of hairspray, as my hair never seems to stay in the style that I want it to. I have tried many different hairsprays and many I would not use again. The type of hairspray I look for and use most regularly are the type that has a really strong hold, but is not noticeable on the hair. I first bought this product myself a couple of months ago in Superdrug when it was on offer for a think £2.50. Previously my mother had always purchased this hairspray, which I used on her regularly! I went for the 400 ml tin, which is quite a good size of hairspray and the Strong hold type of this hairspray. It was this which attracted me to this tin, as I was looking for great strong hairspray. "Gives reliable, long-lasting, strong hold and keeps your style flexible." I found that this hairspray does everything that it claims to. It really does give your hair a strong hold, but at the same time it doesn't make your hair sticky. With this hairspray I found that I didn't need to use a lot of this because the product has such a strong hold quality. The tin is green in colour with 'wella' symbol on the top of the tin. I found that this size of tin lasted me a good amount of time, even though I do use a lot! Although if you are looking for a hairspray to carry around with you, this is not it. But this size of tin was brilliant for me, as it lasted me a good amount of time. You can purchase this hairspray from Superdrug for £3.00 at the minute. I think that this price is reasonable because of the quality of the hairspray you are buying. There are of course much more cheaper alternatives, but this is in my opinion is a great product. This is most certainly one product that I would recommend and use again! Thanks for reading!
I recently used up all my blusher and so I went on a hunt for a new one. I really wasn't sure what to go for and I normally don't spend that much on blushers either. I have used product from the MUA range before and they are always of good quality and very reasonable priced. The blusher I chose was Shade 1. This shade is a dark pink colour, which has a slight shimmer to it. This is my favourite shade out of the blushers. When this blusher is applied to the shin, you don't really notice the shimmer, which I actually really like. The blusher can however, look too dark if you apply too much. Unless you want to look like a Barbie doll gone wrong, I would suggest using this blusher sparingly! I bought this blusher in Superdrug from the MUA make up stand. This blusher, as well as the rest of the blushers and other products, was only a £1. And for a price like that it is easy to buy one of these products and not be out of pocket. The blushers come in small rectangular cases, which are quite thin and in a great compact size. I think this is great as these blushers fit perfectly into any make up bag and also are great to use when travelling. I would defiantly recommend these blushers to anyone who is looking for a good product at a very cheap price. I am most certainly going to keep using these blusher, because sometimes I am on bit of a budget. The product itself may not be the greatest quality, but for a pound....well what do you expect?? I am most certainly going to get a few more of these because they are very handy to keep lying around, but I think it would be wise to also invest in a better quality blusher. As this blusher is perfect to wear when you are not attending an important event, but is fine for the everyday use! Thanks for reading!!
I am always on the look out for products which whiten my teeth. I have tried many products, from toothpastes to gels in order to get close to a perfect white smile. The main reason I use and try these products is that to get my teeth whitened professional in a dencist would cost quite a lot of money, that I don't have. Drinking a lot of teas and fizzy drinks, my teeth are quite a yellowish colour. Now I do have to say my teeth aren't yellow and falling out of my head... but they are not as white as I would like. Beofre using this toothpaste I hadn't used Pearl Drops products. I saw this one day when I was shopping in Superdrug and I was imeditly attracted by the writing on the tube. "Pearl Drops HollyWood. Instant Whitening Toothpolish." I have to say after using this product for a while now, actually my tube is empty now. But the statement on the tube, which states that it is "instant" and I have to say honestly that this is not true. There is no instant results after using this toothpaste, and aside from being a nice minty toothpaste, that is all this product has going for it. The toothpaste itself is a light blue colour and it mint flavour. You can also notice some slight shimmer within the toothpaste, which are 'diamond stars' as Pearl Drops call them. And I can only assume these stars are meant to add to the whitening affect to your teeth. At the time when using this toothpaste I was not using any other teeth whitening products, in order for me to see the full affects this products whas going to have on m teeth. I used this product on my teeth for aslong as it was stated on the back of the tube, which is twice daily for two weeks. So would I recommedn this product? Well as a teeth whitening product no.. because sadly I didn't notice any effects on my teeth after use. But as a normal toothpaste, this would be great as it did leave my teeth lovel a squeaky clean. I have to be honest and say, I won't be purchasing this one again! Thanks for reading!
I always seem to stick to the same brand of hair products as soon as I find something I like. Well one day I though I would be adventurous and try the Charles Worthington Range of Hair care products. I first bought a shampoo and conditioner and I was pleasantly surprised. So after a while a went out and bought this leave-in conditioner. On the front of the tube it says, "Hair Healer, Salon Results Leave-In Conditioner for intensive nourishment." I have to admit that this is what first attracted me to purchasing this product. I am always on the look out for products to help my hair look and feel healthier and shiner! I also have to say that the condition of my hair has improved so much from using this product! The product itself is slight runny, and has a almost sticky texture to it. The texture of the conditioner makes the application the hair very easy. I usually put a little dollop of this product on my hands, rub it over my palms and then apply it all over my damp (just washed hair). The smell of the conditioner is just like the other products in the Charles Worthington range. It has a very unique aroma that is lovely and I find after using any of thee products, my hairs smells wonderful for a long time! After this I just follow the directions which are on the tube, these directions state that all you have to do now is the dry and then style you hair as normal! The tube which I purchased holds 200 ml and as far as I know this is the only size of this product that you can buy. I have to say that even though after using this product each time after I wash my hair, there is still plenty left. I purchased this conditioner from Superdrug for around £4.00 and I think some of the Charles Worthington hair care range may be on offer! So I will be defiantly be stocking up on them! I think that this price is very reasonable and being honest I would actually pay lot more as I really do love the product! After the first time I used this product, I notice straight away a brilliant difference. Once my hair was dry, my hair felt so much softer. Not only did my hair feel good, but it also looked much shiner. I honestly believe in this product and I am going to continue using this product. It is now a crucial part of my hair care routine! I would defiantly recommend this product to anyone looking for a brilliant leave-in conditioner! Thanks for reading!!
I have been using this eye-liner for a while and I have found it to be one of the better liquid eye-liner. I use eye-liner quite a lot, but when I first started I would usually use the pencil eye-liners. But since discovering liquid eye-liners, I have never looked back! When applying this eye-liner it is very easy and I think the type of brush that comes in the eye-liner, makes it so much easier. The thin, pointed applicator makes application easy and effortless. The applicator is made of a soft material, which makes it nice to use on the eye-lid. I really don't like the eye-liners which have really hard applicator, I just think it makes it better to use on the eye. I defiantly find that this eye-liner is brilliant if you want a brilliant precession eye-liner. And because of the fact the tip is thin and soft you are able to line your eye perfectly. I find the lasting power with this liquid eye-liner, is brilliant, as other eye-liners I have tried have faded off quite quickly. This eye-liner stays on brilliantly and from morning and until I take off my make-up at night, the eyeliner is the exact same from when I first applied it. This product is easy to open and the screw on lid means that the tube is easily opened and when closed is secured so that no product can come out. I also find it handy that this tube is thin, so that it is able to fit into any hand bag with complete ease! I found that this eye-liner lased me for quite a long while, which I found brilliant as many other liquid eye-liners run out very quickly. I bought this from Boots for £6.49, but at the time there was an offer one them. I would say that the price is a little expensive, but you are paying for a really good quality eye-liner. I know that there are more expensive ones out there, but also cheaper ones, and I would say that this a product that is in the middle and a perfect average price. I would defiantly recommend this eye-liner to anyone, because I haven't had any problems with this product. I can honestly say that I don't think I would use or purchase any other eye-liners other than this one. For me the best positive about this eye-liner is it's lasting quality and staying power. Here is the link if you want to check out this item for yourself.... http://www.boots.com/en/L-Oreal-Paris-Super-Liner-Carbon-Gloss_862516/ Thanks for reading!!!!!!!!!!