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      07.05.2013 21:37
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      I don't normally use face masks anymore because they never really seem to make much difference to my skin. So when I went to superdrugs to get some facial scrub for my quite oily skin (after running out of St. Ives) I couldn't find a good one. I saw there was a section on face masks and theses were the single use ones that come in packets. I tend to shop at superdrugs because their products are cheaper than boots but I shop at both.
      They have different types:
      Cooling cucumber - contains aloe vera and good for sensitive skin
      Strawberry exfoliating - strawberry seed and walnut granules unplug pores
      Melon moisturising - moisturises and protects against pollutants
      Chocolate warming - unplugs pores removing dirt
      Exfoliating superfruits - raspberry, blueberry and cranberry for a revitalised and radiant complexion
      Above information from superdrug website
      They cost 0.89 for one packet which has one use (it does not say this on the packet but I assume it only has one use). If you use face masks regularly then it may be a bit expensive and it could be better to get the ones that come in a tube.

      I choose the exfoliating summerfruits because I've already tried the strawberry exfoliating mask a long time ago. This review will only look at the summerfruits mask as I have not used the other masks. I choose this one because it had exfoliating granules and I know that berries have anti-oxidant effects.

      The packaging is a real pain. The mask is in a metal sheet scathe and its quite difficult to get the mask out of the packet. I cut the top of first and it was hard to get all of the mask out so I cut all the sides except one and then it become much easier to use. I did find it messy and all my fingers where covered with the mask and so it felt like a bit of a waste. There was however enough to give a thick covering.

      The directions say to gently massage the mask which I did do at first but then I found it took too long and the mask had already started to dry and go white (its a purple colour in the packet). The mask goes all over the face but not near the eyes and lips. The instructions say to leave the
      mask on for 5-10 minutes. I left it on for 10 minutes but I think that this wasn't really long enough to get good results. If I had more time then I would have left it on for 30 minutes. The mask doesn't peel off, and so it needs to be washed off. When I was washing it off I also messaged my skin so that the exfoliating salts would exfoliate my skin. The salt granules where effective without being harsh. The mask was easy enough to remove. I always seem to get problems with residue on the top of my forehead and it goes into my hair which is really annoying. I use a headband now so it's not a problem. It is recommended that the mask is used weekly.

      The mask smells really fruity and the smell is really strong that as soon as I opened it the whole bathroom smelled like it. When it was on my face the smell was really strong but when it was rinsed the smell had completely gone. There are no harsh chemicals or artificial fragrance as it made from the berries so it does not irritate even the most sensitive skin. On the front of the packet it does say that it is paraben free. Paraben is an artificial preservative that can irritate sensitive skin and those with acne/spot prone skin. It is suitable for vegetarians and superdrugs does not test their products on animals.

      The mask didn't have the effect I was expecting. My skin didn't seem to be less oily and my pores seemed just as dirty as before. I don't wear make up but I live in London which is so polluted and the environment has a really big effect on the condition of my skin. This is why I am always looking for products that will help to remove dirt and impurities from my large pores. This mask didn't do that at all. The packet says that the natural clay in the mask helps to remove excess oil which it failed to do because I got spots. My complexion was not bright either and the exfoliation beads didn't seem to work even though it felt like they had. My skin wasn't any softer or radiant.

      In the past I have used masks that have made my skin feel really tight when the mask was on and I don't like this feeling at all. This mask didn't do that though and it felt really soothing and cooling which is good in the summer but maybe not so good in the winter months. Also some masks cause my checks to go red and stay red for hours on end but this mask didn't do that.

      I've noticed that superdrugs give vouchers for 10% off branded and 25% off superdrug branded products with every transaction. The voucher has to be used within 30 days and to get the voucher code a survey has to be completed online.

      Overall the face mask was cheap and a bit of an experiment for me to see if it was any good. For my skin type it didn't do much for me. I have oily skin on my T zone and normal elsewhere. It didn't irritate my skin but the results where non-existent. I will not be using this product again for clearing my oily skin but it is good as a cooling mask for summer days when it gets really hot. I think maybe if I had left it on for longer then the results may have been better.

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      07.05.2013 15:46
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      A nice alternative to the small travel sized toiletries

      There is a new range of deodorants out by Dove and also Sure. They are compressed versions of the normal 150ml versions. They come in a 75ml bottle but are supposed to have the same amount of product as the 150ml version. So compressing the size of the bottle saves money and energy as you still have the same quantity of the product. This is really good for those who are conscious of the environment (although I would think that those conscious of the environment would use roll ons). The compressed version has a major benefit over the normal sized deodorants in size as they are more handbag friendly. They are the same size as a body spray and they will fit really well in a clutch bag.

      I found the Dove fresh deodorants while shopping in Superdrug and I have yet to see them at other stores. There was also the sure deodorants as well. Because it was a new product there was a promotional offer - £1.32. Although this is probably slightly more than what I would normally pay I had ran out of deodorant and this was the cheapest.

      The packaging is pretty standard - like a body spray can. The spray nozel does have a nice soft feel to it though. The scent is very much a nice fresh, spring type of smell. It is very uplifting and makes up wake up. It is also very subtle and not overpowering at all. I don't have a preference when it comes to deodorants and I will usually go for the cheapest branded product. I have always found Dove products to be of good quality and long lasting.

      The deodorant claims to give 48 hours of protection but I think it only gives about 12 hours protection. I have never found a deodorant to last as long as 24 hours let alone 48 hours. I think that it lasts for a long time as I have a shower everyday and so I would be using the deodorant everyday so it does not have to last that long.

      The deodorant works quite well with me skin, by which I mean I have yet to develop a rash after using it ( I have been using it for 1 month now). I have found many deodorants don't agree with my skin but this one was quite calming. There is vitamin E which helps to soothe skin.

      This is a great product for those with a small bag or if you simply don't have enough room. It is also a good alternative when traveling as it is less than 100ml so you can take it on the plane and it is a good size.

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      12.02.2013 12:37
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      Good quality with a corespondening high price

      I have fairly dry skin in the winter and the constant cleaning that I do at home further drys my skin. I am also a health care professional which means after each patient I am constantly washing my hands and this causes a lot of dryness. I tend to have very cold hands and skin between my fingers tend to always get chapped, dry and look white.

      Neutrogena is actually an American company, even though it gives the impression it is Norwegian. The brand is very much a premium brand with premium prices. 50ml of the cream costs £3 and can be found in major supermarkets, boots, super drugs and some independent chemists. The company also sells a range of acne fighting products that are frequently advertised on TV.

      The cream comes as a gel based formula and is very thick. A pea sized amount is all that is needed as a little goes a long way. It does need to be rubbed into the skin for a long time for it to become absorbed into the skin. It goes a whitish colour from a colourless gel when doing this. The gel is not oily and I was suprised as I was expecting it to be a little greasy. The cream doesn't have a stong smell but a very subtle fragrance that subsides very quickly. There is a fragrance free version if you have allergies which would be a better version to try.

      I have used the cream all winter and I have found my hands to be very hydrated and dress from dryness. My skin also feels smooth without any greasiness. The cream also leaves the hands with a matt finish. I use it twice a day as I have to wash my hands so frequently but I am sure that if I didn't need to wash my hands so frequently then I would only use it once a day.

      Overall a good product than does the job.

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        05.08.2012 23:35
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        A average performing deodorant with a little floral touch

        I used to use Sure deodorants when I was younger and then stopped using them when I found better products. I found that the new range of Sure products are better and work better than previously. They have a fragrance collection which I believe is fairly new as I haven't seen it in stores till recently. They have different scents and the one that I bought is called bright. It is a flowery scent and apparently also has apricot scent as well.

        The deodorant smells very much like a mid range flowery and spring type perfume. The scent is very subtle like there other deodorants but I do think that has a stronger scent that lasts all day. The scent is very much in the background and considering that this is marketed as a fragrance deodorant I would have expected the smell to be stronger but it isn't really. It is like the nivea pearl deodorant in that it is a nice girly smell that lingers very softly in the background but it isn't very significant.

        The deodorant has performed very well in terms of keeping me dry and smelling fresh. I haven't had any reactions to it either as I am known for getting reactions and rashes to deodorants. It does claim to work for 48 hours but I wouldn't like to test that claim as I wouldn't feel confident going to work without deodorant. Also I would think that having a shower or bath is going to get rid of the deodorant and for someone that has a shower every morning this wouldn't really work. I only had to spray it once in the morning and it kept me both dry and smelling fresh till bedtime which suits me.

        It comes in a normal spray can but it is slightly larger than the average at 250ml and I don't think it comes in a smaller size so it isn't ideal for those with a small handbag. It has a little curve which is good for gripping the can. It cost me £1.45 at Tesco but that was half price and I wouldn't pay more than that as I think this is a very average performing deodorant. I wouldn't buy it again unless it was the same or lower price as I do not think that it is anything special.

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        29.07.2012 23:07
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        A great tasting soup

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        It would be true to say that I am not a fan of soups. I have always liked the idea of soup (especially when I am trying to go on a diet) but they always fail to fill me up. Soups are very watery in consistency, even the creamy ones and this makes me feel as though I am drinking liquid and so my brain doesn't register it as food leading me to feel empty. I have also been unsuccessful in trying to find a good vegetarian soup but when I found the New Covent Garden Minnesota soup I hit gold.

        I have found it on offer in sainsburys for £1. They are 600ml cartons and they are fresh so they shelf life is similar to that of milk. They are normally priced at £1.99 for 1 carton. They are sometimes on offer at 2 for £3 or 2 for £3.50. Compared to other fresh soups they are comparative in price. Half the pack which is 1 serving contains only 102 calories and 2.1g of fat of which only 0.3g is saturated. So this is a good soup for those on a diet as it contains a lot of veg, beans and pasta and good for the waist.

        The pasta has a slightly more watery base than most soups and largely consists of tomatoes and basil. To me it reminds me very much of pasta sauce and when heated up it tasted smells a lot like pasta sauce. There is beans, courgettes, peppers and pasta. The vegetables are quite chunky and the beans and pasta give the soup a lot of substance without adding a too much calories. It is because of the chucky vegetables that make this soup very filling. Also there is no thickening agent such as cream or potatoes which I don't like at all. I eat the soup warm but it can be eaten cold in the summer. I give it a 8/10 for flavour and 10/10 for filling by stomach up. The vegetables taste much better than the tinned soup but that may be because of all the preservatives in the can version.

        The carton is very easy to open - the sides are pulled in two directions and I have never spilled the soup which is very good for someone who always has a tendency to make a mess. If only using half the soup then the other half should really be placed into a container and then the fridge as I don't really think it would be a good idea to leave the soup in a cardboard container without covering it. It does have to be consumed within 3 days of opening it. I tend to have one half for lunch and the other half for dinner the next day so it doesn't really cause a problem.

        This is a very filling, low cal minestrone full of flavour and punch.

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        29.07.2012 19:11
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        Nice little shower gel

        I am not a fan of imperial leather after having tried their soap. I hate the smell and feeling it leaves my skin when I use it. This is why when my mum bought this home I thought it was going to be the same horrible smell. But I was very much mistaken.

        This is a sort of shower gel. It comes in a tin container that you have to spray to get the gel out (like a deodorant can). When you massage it on to your body it lathers up really quickly and the burst of scent is released. It feels really smooth and moisturising on the skin and it smells a little like jasmine. I would say that the smell is neither feminine nor masculine and so it can easily be used by both sexes. It has jojoba oil which is a really good moisturising agent. It has the consistency of shaving gels which lather up with water.

        A little goes a long way with this gel and I have as yet been using it for a month every day and I have still got at least three quarters of it left. The thing that I really love about the gel is that it works really well at moisturising my skin and leaving it hydrated which many of the gels I have tried before have failed to do. I think that the jojoba oil is the main reason for this moistening effect. I have been using soaps previously and found that they left my skin dry and it would tightened up after having a shower.

        I have used the gel also when shaving and it is really good. I have previously used soap (I have never used shower gel as I think it is an unnecessary expense), and although it worked I found it wasn't as good at providing a close shave like the gel. Shaving not only removes hair but it also exfoliates the skin therefore a gel that keeps the skin moisturised is less likely to result in cuts.

        This foamburst was purchased from Tesco for a very cheap 37p but the normal price is £2.99 or 2 for £5. I realise that although this may seem like a very steep price to pay for shower gel I think that it is worth it because it stops by skin from drying.

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        23.10.2011 21:03
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        A good evening perfume that would suit all ages.

        YSL elle

        At a recent trip to boots I saw that they had slashed the price of YSL elle to £31.33 from £47. I had tried the perfume before and I had liked that the smell was quite intense. A 50ml bottle for £31.33 was really good in my opinion as YSL is a couture brand.

        The bottle is made of glass and the lid is a gold coloured block. The famous YSL logo is embossed on two sides of the rectangular bottle. This side has an transparent glass and the other two sides are coloured a light purple. This is the eau du toillete version. The eau du parfum is a dark pink colour. The perfume is a white liquid and it is easy to see how much is left as the bottle is transparent. I have the 50ml version and this stands nice and tall but not too tall. The 30ml version is much smaller and looks like a miniature perfume in comparison. The bottle looks expensive and would look good on the dressing table.

        The first time I sprayed the perfume there was an initial smell of lychee's. I fell in love with the perfume because the smell of the lychee's. On my skin there is the initial lychee smell and then it settles and becomes a little musky. The sweet and fruity lychee smell becomes a little spicy and musky after about 2-3 hours. The change in the smell is not one I like because I prefer the sweet and fruity smell as opposed to the spicy and musky smell. I thought that the smell would stay the same but with time it changes and becomes warmer. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but I like the lychee smell and I didn't want it to change. The smell also becomes flowery in the middle before turning musky and spicy.

        The scent has a good staying power and lasts a good 7 hours before fading. I have worn the perfume to work and I have found that at the end of the day there is trace of the perfume. I do think though that the perfume may be better for formal evening wear rather than an everyday fragrance because it is quite intense, deep and musky.

        The perfume is available as an edp and edt in 30ml, 50ml and 75ml sizes. It can be found in all major department stores and high street chemists. It is in my opinion more of a premium branded product as it is YSL so it isn't very easy to get the perfume at a discount price. The edt is on offer at boots for £31.33 at the moment.

        I would have preferred the perfume to be lighter and sweeter so that I can wear it for work as this was my intention but I will now use it as an evening wear perfume .

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          21.10.2011 22:35
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          I have tried Innocent smoothies when on offer and more recently I tried the orange and apple juice. The smoothies are made from pure fruit juices and nothing else. This is why they are perfect for those who dont like addatives, preservatives and artifical flavours added. I personally do not like the taste and feeling of addatives but buying the pure product can be very expensive and not very good for my bank balance. I have found that eating healthy does come at a price and so this means that now that I have decided to go on a healthy eating diet I must stick to it otherwise I will lose a lot of money and not a lot of weight.

          5 pieces of fruiet and veg a day is not an easy task. Things like smoothies and fruit juices are a really good way of getting the 5 a day. This smoothie counts as not just one but two of the five a day. I have tried the banana and strawberries innocent smoothie before which is the red coloured smoothie with a white lid. I have also tried the mangos and passion fruit one as well. I have found that both smoothies have been a bit too sour for me and I can handle quite sour tastes. I thought that as the big 750ml cartons were half price in Tesco's I would the pomegranate one.

          The smoothie is made from 21 pressed red and white grapes, ½ mashed banana, 1/3 pressed pomegranate, ½ a squeezed orange, 38 crushed blueberries, 25 peeled acai berries. The ingredients was the reason I bought it because the other smoothies seemed to be pumped up with banana or orange whereas this one seemed to be more balanced. I love blueberries because they aren't overly sweet but they aren't sour either. I also like pomegranate but there doesn't seem to be much of it. Acai is not a fruit that I am very familiar with and when I was looking at the bottle the picture looked like they where some sort of berries. I was hoping that they were not going to be sour as I had never tried them. Acai are berries that look similar to grapes and are grown in southern America.

          The smoothie has a sweetness taste at first and a sour aftertaste. The sourness is not profound and I think that it comes from the orange. Also because there isn't much banana it isn't very thick like other smoothies. The smoothie also looks very pure i.e. nothing added or taken away. I am glad that I choose to get this smoothie as the packaging had attracted me at first as it looked quite luxurious (gold and light brown colouring). The smoothie tastes much better than other brands I have tried and this is possibly because innocent only use real fruit while others have addatives.

          I think that young children would like this smoothie and it is a good way to get children to get the nutrients they need. They are available at all major supermarkets and in different sizes. They come in small 250ml bottles, 750ml carton and 1.25ml cartons. They retail for about £1.80, £2.8 and £3.50 respectively. They are on offer at the moment at Tesco for £0.89, £1.34, £1.84 respectively.

          I would recommend this smoothie because it tastes good and at this moment in time is at a reasonable price.

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            16.10.2011 12:51
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            Smells good for a bit but then fades away just as quick

            Imperial leather is not a company that I usually go for as I have tried their soap bar and found it really drying and I didn't like the fragrance. I was visiting my parents this weekend and I stayed the night. They had the limited edition show cream from imperial leather, both the Tempting one and the Precious one. Both are limited edition and contain Jasmine but I think that the fragrance is different and this one is for the lady's and the other one is for the gents.


            The shower gel is in the normal imperial leather packaging which is curvy and so is kind of easier to grip and less likely to fall when in the shower. It has a flap top lid and when it is full you have to be careful not to push too hard otherwise too much of it will come out. The gel is a purple colour and it looks to me heavily coloured as the colour looks very fake. This is a gel even though the name gives the impression of something creamier.

            The gel lathers up well if you wet the skin first. It is smooth and silky. It makes my skin feel a little moisturised and clean. The scent of the gel is of Jasmine and vanilla. It reminds me of the smell of Elle from YSL. The scent is warming and it doesn't last very long though. Once I have washed it off it seems to fade away quite quickly.


            The shower gel is available at major supermarkets and chemists nationwide. Imperial leather is a very common brand and so I would expect most major high street shops to stock them. Poundland also stocks imperial leather and I know that my local store stocks this limited edition one. This was bought from our local Tesco for £1 as it is on offer at the moment (normally £1.53).


            I do like this shower gel but the scent only lasts seconds and it looks and feels very fake and artificial. It is cheap and it is widely available though. I would say that this is more of a winter shower cream as it is a warming scent rather than the citrus shower gels which are zingy and wake me up. I also think that this is really one for the lady's because of the scent.

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            16.10.2011 00:27
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            Give it a miss

            This was another one of the handwashes that my mum had got at the supermarket for a reduced price of 50p. Radox is not a company that I am very familiar with and I haven't used many of their products but this was one that I thought would be quite good after reading the packaging.


            The handwash is in a pump action container and so is easily dispensed. It is easy to get the handwash out even when there isn't very much left. The handwash is a gel like consistency rather than the creamy one reviewed earlier (radox nourish shea butter and ginger). It is a light red colour (almost pink) and there is an instant smell of jasmine but when rubbed into the skin and rubbed it leaves a really weird smell behind. It smells like loose tea. Although the smell doesn't last for very long I was disappointed because I was expecting it to smell much better than the shea butter one but it wasn't.


            The handwash is good at cleansing and refreshing the hands but the gel consistency and the colour made me think that my hands where going to be sticky. The gel doesn't really lather that much but it does wash off quite well.


            The handwash is a limited addition and as such I think it is only around for a while. I personally didn't like the smell of the product and I didn't think that it did a good job in terms of moisturising my hands. It was drying even though it was cleansing. It does do the main job of cleansing but it doesn't have any anti-bacterial properties so it isn't one to keep in the bathroom. For 50p it is an OK handwash but I definitely wouldn't say that it was to the same standard as carex or other handwashes in the radox range.


            The handwash is available at all major supermarkets and also high street chemists. I wouldn't recommend this handwash because I don't like the fell of the handwash, and it smells rather rotten. It is cheap and widely available though.

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            09.10.2011 23:19
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            I am not really a huge fan of celebrity perfumes purely because they are endorsed by them. Also it is very clear that a lot of them don't come up with the fragrance but someone else does and it is the celebs jobs to sell them. I have previously been given Britney spears perfume as a present and I thought that it was refreshing and light. I was quite surprised as I wouldn't usually go for it. I am more likely to wear couture brands only because I cannot stand the smell of cheap perfumes. This is why I decided that maybe not all cheap perfumes smell cheap. I saw good reviews for Sarah Jessica Parker perfume range and the nyc one looked and sounded quite cosmopolitan and fresh.

            I first tried the perfume at superdrug as they had the cheapest price and I had a voucher for 10% off. There is a overwhelming smell of fruitiness but it's not citrus, it is a floral type of fruitiness. It has a strong undertone of strawberries and overall it is very similar to miss dior cherie by dior. When the strawberry notes came through I could really see there was a strong resemblance. Miss dior is however stronger in both staying power and the strawberry smell. Miss dior smells sweeter whereas sjp nyc is more subtle and not as sweet. I prefer sjp nyc for this reason as if you put too much of the miss dior cherie on it can smell rather sickly. Also as it is a couture perfume it costs a lot more than sjp nyc.


            This perfume is a eu du toilette whereas muss dior cherie is a eu du perfume. The perfume isn't unfortunately available as an eu du parfum which is probably one of the reasons it doesn't have a good staying power. For me it lasts about 6 hours but I wear it for work and I work 8 hours but I don't mind so much as I tend to change my perfume in the evenings if I am going out. Miss dior definitely lasts longer at 10 plus hours. It does also depend on a person's skin as to whether a perfume will last or not.


            The packaging is funky but it feels very plasticy and cheap in the hand. The 60ml bottle is quite chunky to carry around in my bag and it feels rather large. The 30ml bottle is a better hand bag size and the 15ml is a bit like the body spray bottles.


            The perfume is available at most high street department stores and chemists. I know that debenhams, boots and superdrugs stock it. The superdrug store near me doesn't stock the larger 60ml bottle and I can't order it which is annoying since I had the 10% off voucher. When I asked the assistant if she had the large 60ml bottle she said they didn't stock it and I couldn't order it but she said that she knew debenhams have it in stock. I thought it was a little weird that she sent me to her competitor. If you are going to use the perfume a lot then the 60ml is much better value for money at £30 as the 30ml bottle is £23.50. It does depend on how often and how much of the perfume you will use as to how cost effective it would be to get the 60ml one. I got the 60ml version because I knew that I would use it every day and as it is significantly cheaper than miss dior cherie I have replaced it with SJP NYC. At this moment in time money is tight and so I can't afford to spend money on such luxuries.


            I would recommend this perfume if you are looking for a cheap perfume that smells like couture but doesn't hurt your bank balance. It is a balanced fruity perfume with a bit of sweetness. It is ideal as a light day fragrance and is a summery fragrance. It has a sort of cosmopolitan touch.

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              I found these moist toilet tissues by Andrex in my bathroom one day and I was intrigued into who bought them. I had wondered if something like these had been invented and I was glad to see there was something in the market.


              The tissues that we have come in a white opaque box rather like the boxes that you get for baby wipes. The tissues are dispensed like the hand tissues that are dispensed from boxes but this had a lid on it to stop the tissue from becoming dry. They do come as a packet but the ones in a packet tend to get drier in my opinion that the ones that come in the box. But the tissues in the box cost more than the ones that come in a normal plastic wrap.


              I use these sometimes when I do a number 2 and I want to make sure that I am totally clean. But I use them more often when I am on my period to keep me fresh (I won't say any more). The tissues are very lightly scented and moistened just right so they aren't dripping but they arent dry either. The tissues are wrapped like the tissues in the kleenex boxes with the sides folded and the central part clear. They are also a 2 ply tissue so each tissue is two but they are quite firmly stuck together as they are moist.


              So if you are an adult in need of baaby wipes then these are for you. I don't know if they are any different to baby wipes as I haven't ever needed to use them.

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              Excellent cheap foil

              We use foil a lot in my house. We use it for baking, covering food, lunches and storing food. We tend to get through a lot of it as a consequence and we are a big family - there are 5 of us all together.


              There are many types of foils on sale at the supermarket. There is the expensive branded ones that cost £2+ and then the own branded which are slightly less at £1.50 and then there is the value one at 50p. There is therefore a huge difference in price between the premium and the value brand.


              I have used the premium branded foil before and I have found that the foil is thick and of good quality. The value foil is in contrast thinner but not so much so that the quality deteriorates. I have used it for packing lunches, sandwiches and I have found that it is really good at wrapping food and keeping it secure. It isn't too thin so as to break and it is easy to cut. I have found with the value wrapping foil that it doesn't secure the food as well as foil.


              I use it for baking and covering and storing food and not for lunches. This is only because cosmetically I don't like the look of the foil. The foil is very versatile, strong, good at wrapping food and an all round excellent.


              This is a cheap foil but it is very good and comparable to the premium brand.

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              31.07.2011 17:40
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              cheap but does the job

              I remember taking sandwich's in cling film wrap when I was younger. Since then we haven't been using cling film because it is too expensive and so we used the Tesco Value foil wrap.


              When I started to take packed lunches to work I didn't really want to take them in a box because it takes up too much space in my bag. I also didn't want to take it in foil because it doesn't look so good in my opinion. My brother's take there's in a foil (if they remember that is) but I didn't want to. This is why when I saw that Tesco had started to do food wrap I picked one up.


              The food wrap is basically cling film. It is wrapped around a hollow cardboard rolling pin and it is easy to unwrap from the roll. It is however very thin and when I try to cut it, it does present a problem in that when I have cut a bit it does sometimes roll back on itself and then I have to untangle it and it won't always untangle. It is also very thin and it can break easily if mishandled.


              This is a cheap, thin cling film and although it is inferior in terms of quality it still does the job and does it well. Because I use cling film for covering food and packing solid food I don't have problems with the cling film and it works really well for me. I wouldn't recommend to those who need a strong and quality cling film but it is cheap (40p) and does the job so it is very good.

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              As previously mentioned in my last review I have a dental regime which involved flossing. Flossing is something that I only learned as a teenage when the Dentist taught me. I'm not sure if that is because that this the age that one should floss but I never used to floss before.

              Flossing removes plaques between teeth. Brushing teeth with just a manual or even an electric toothbrush is not always enough to remove the plaque on teeth. This is why I have a dental care regime that involves flossing. Flossing is really good for removing plaque but it is also quite a long and boring process. I also find is quite hard as well. I have found the back teeth are really hard to get to and it can hurt if you are rough or not very good at flossing.

              I bought the Tesco Floss because it was cheap but not the so cheap that it was likely to be terrible. Some of the branded floss was quite expensive at £2 + for just one pack and so I choose the Tesco one instead. The floss come as a white thread like material. To me it looked like the white tape used it DIY (I've forgotten the name). The floss comes in a blue container with a lid. The tape is broken according to how much is needed using the cutter that is found on the side. There are 2 of them in a pack and they are only available at Tesco's.

              The floss does work well at removing plaque when used properly but I have found that in difficult places the floss becomes detached and the individual fibres are pulled away from each other. This is a big problem for me because this happens a lot and sometimes the fibres even get stuck in between my teeth which is not good at all. This is why I stopped using the floss. Although it was easy enough to remove plaque from the front teeth I always had difficulty with the back teeth. The floss has a really weak mint flavour which is barley noticeable but that's ok because I don't think that floss is supposed to have a flavour to it.

              Overall this is a cheap floss but it shatters and it isn't any easier to floss the back teeth with this floss. It is however easy to adjust the amount of floss you use as you get to choose how much floss to use.

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