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    • Argos AUCFF4885 / Fridge / 13 Readings / 12 Ratings
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      06.09.2013 01:30
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      Perfect size for a couple, not suitable for any more people than that though

      We purchased this fridge for around £130 about six months ago after our second hand fridge decided that it wanted to be a freezer instead. Being short on wall space in our kitchen, an undercounter fridge was the only way to go. We ummed and aaahed for a while, comparing the makes and specs. In the end, the separate freezer door swung the choice in the favour of this one.

      The fridge was easy to set up. Basically shove it in, leave it for 24 hours and away you go! We were initially quite surprised at how narrow it was. Our old fridge filled the whole gap under the counter, and the narrowness of this one meant that there are pretty unattractive gaps at either side. Although the manufacturers recommend that you leave gaps of like 5cm on all sides but it doesn't look great.

      The unit is plain, no branding at all and has a reversible door. Inside are two shelves, a small salad drawer (which for some reason doesn't go all the way to the back of the fridge - Its only just wider than a box of baby tomatoes, but is quite deep so you can pile stuff up), and a shelf and milk shelf in the door. There are no shelves in the freezer compartment, and its just a case of shoving stuff in.

      Temperature is easily controlled by a dial, and there is a light in the fridge. We haven't had any problems with temperature at all, and the freezer hasn't needed defrosting yet which is good. The unit feels like it is reasonable quality, although does feel a bit wobbly and slightly less 'solid' than a branded fridge may be.

      The major positive of this fridge is the separate freezer. As a couple, we like to cook excess food and then freeze a couple of portions for convenience and affordability. However with our old fridge, the internal compartment (as with most undercounter units) was just too small to allow storage of portions along with frozen bits like ice cream/ veg etc. This isn't a problem at all with this fridge - It is the perfect size for all our needs, and can fit about 4/5 take away boxes of portions, mince, frozen veg and ice cream. Its also massively better having external access to the freezer, rather than having to open the fridge every time to get in it. The fridge, although it seems small (an initially we thought we had massively erred in our choice), perfectly fits in our weekly shop with no problems.

      In short, for a couple with a smaller kitchen, this fridge is the perfect solution and the perfect size. For us, it has been excellent value for money as the price is almost unbeatable. When we were looking, it was one of the cheapest fridges available. If you have a standard undercounter gap, and are not bothered by the aesthetics of having a gap either side, then I would wholeheartedly recommend this unit.

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      06.09.2013 00:50
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      Nice, but wouldn't buy again

      I received a S&G gift set for Christmas which contained a tube of Heel Genius. I have to say, I'm generally not a huge fan of foot creams. The main reason being that I can't stand the slimy feeling of having cream on them, and although I do have dry heels its not so bad that its problematic enough for me to want to do anything about it! Therefore I haven't used this very often, other than when my feet are particularly tired and need a boost. Given that I'm biased to not like this product, I'll try and review it on its merits!

      Heel Genius is a foot cream containing allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, and orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers. Apart from the last ones, I have no idea what any of these do - But they all sound very fancy so I'm assuming they do good things! It retails at £5.50 for 125ml, which I think is quite reasonable; especially compared to some of the prices of other S&G products. And I think you get a good amount for the money.

      The instructions recommend that you apply before you go to bed, and cover with cotton socks. Now I can't think of anything worse. As if having foot cream on isn't bad enough, there is no way I could sleep with socks on (I like to have cold feet) so I can't comment on whether this improves the effects or not.

      The cream is a mint green colour, and has a very subtle menthol-y scent - which could be a bit stronger in my opinion as I'd like to be able to get a whiff of it as I put it on but there isn't much smell at all really. It is a medium consistency, which feels very wet on application but it soon sinks in. Given that one of the ingredients is menthol, I was disappointed that it didn't have more of a cooling effect - Which would improve the product as it would be more therapeutic for tired achey feet if it did.

      The cream absorbs pretty quickly to be fair; impressively so. However it does leave that slimy feet feeling, which I know there is no way of avoiding it but it just puts me off using it really. Moisturising wise, it does definitely make my feet feel softer straight after application. And no doubt with regular use it may really improve the condition of the feet. However I've only used it sporadically so can't comment on this.

      Would I buy this again? No, pretty much definitely not - But thats purely because I don't like foot creams full stop and is no slight on the product itself. However, had it been more cooling I may have been converted which is a shame. I feel that this is probably a very good cream, but having not used foot cream before I had this have no reference point to compare it to.

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      06.09.2013 00:05
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      Love it!

      I received Hand Food within a gift set at Christmas along with several other of the popular S&G products which I am slowly working my way through. I am generally a fan of S&G, although tend not to buy it for myself and wait to get it as gifts- But I love the packaging, the concepts of the products and I find that the products themselves generally seem to be of excellent quality. As a student nurse, repeated handwashing leaves my hands dry and sore, and so its quite easy to tell whether a hand cream works or not!

      Hand Food retails at £5 for 125ml, which I actually think is really quite reasonable as it is a large tube and other S&G products can be a little on the pricey side (in my opinion anyway). The packaging is so cute, and typical S&G style. It contains lovely ingredients such as shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow- all of which contribute to the lovely smell! I can't pinpoint exactly what it smells of, but it certainly is lovely.

      The cream is white, and of a medium thickness - Its not very thick, but holds its shape so its not like a lotion either. When applied, it does feel a little wet; to the point where you wonder how on earth its going to sink in. But within 2 minutes, its pretty much absorbed and almost completely within 10 minutes. It claims to be non greasy, and I would say that it lives up to this claim. Once absorbed, my hands feel wonderfully smooth, a little bit tacky, but by no means greasy - which is really important if you're on the go and want to get things done! And the lovely smell sticks around too.

      The moisturising effects last several hours for me before feeling like I need to reapply, which seems to be similar to most hand creams.

      I love this product, and when I run out I wouldn't hesitate to purchase again, rather than waiting for a gift! It is well priced, for a good amount and the product itself is just lovely.

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      03.09.2013 22:07
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      If Art & Science section was larger, would reconsider subscribing, but just too much filler for me.

      Nursing Standard is the official periodical of RCN publishing, and is published on a weekly basis. I can't remember what the prices are, but as a student I found it to be fairly affordable and is delivered to your door. Although I suspect most institutions will have Shibboleth/ Athens access to it which you wouldnt have to pay for but would only be readable online or in the uni library. And I like to read things like this in my own time and at my leisure, so the subscription was initially worth it for me. I continued my subscription through 1st and 2nd year of my degree, and cancelled in my 3rd; as I didn't have enough time to read them and they just piled up.

      The magazine contains sections on news/ current issues in nursing, features on people/ roles etc, book and website reviews, jobs. and a learning section (Art & Science) which usually contains two or three long articles on a nursing topic either from a practical or theoretical educational aspect. My first criticism of the publication is that it tends not to contain any original research (apart from the summary section), and the focus was a much more educational/ review one. That being said, the topics in the Art & Science section were almost always relevant to me and it massively improved my knowledge and skills as I was building up my foundation knowledge. Its also really important as a nurse to keep knowledge up to date, and it is this at which NS excels due to the practical focus.

      The other criticism is that when pressed for time, as most nursing students are, the only must-reads in it are the educational features which account for about 10 pages in the whole magazine- and this is one reason I cancelled my subscription as I found I wasn't reading about 60% of the publication. The current issues are interesting, but nothing you don't already know if you keep your ear to the proverbial nursing ground through news and online resources! There are a lot of adverts, and probably about 20% of it is jobs at the back, which apart from inspiration was pretty much irrelevant to me.

      In short, I would recommend this in order to build knowledge and keep up to date, but beyond that it may be worth investing in a subscription to a more focussed publication or original research journal.

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      03.09.2013 21:20
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      Every nursing student needs this book

      This book as been a godsend through my nursing degree, and should be on the reading list for all nursing courses in my opinion. The edition I have is the 7th ed, student edition - Which is much smaller (although still huuuuge) than the main version, but this version is completely sufficient for general nursing requirements.

      It has colour coded chapters for ease of finding the section you want, with subjects ranging from basics like assessment, personal care, aseptic technique, and medication management through to more complicated procedures such as tracheostomies and colostomies. Each chapter contains the supporting theoretical knowledge and relevant policy references, before going through the clinical procedures in a step by step basis.

      What I love about this book, and found so useful both in practice and for assignments, is that each step of a procedure is backed up with a rationale; that is, why you do that. Given that nursing practice should be evidence based, the addition of rationale is vital to be able to support the actions that you are accountable for.

      The book is well indexed, and has test yourself questions throughout which are a good addition. It is bright, well illustrated where appropriate and most importantly it is concise and well written - You don't have to trawl through pages and pages of text to find what you need.

      This isn't just a book for students. I am just about to qualify, and will no doubt be referring to this book and future editions for years to come.

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      03.09.2013 20:24
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      The future of sanitary products!

      I first saw these new towels advertised on the TV, and was intrigued... You'd be hard pushed to find a sanitary product that isn't marketed as 'flexible' 'discreet' and 'comfortable' regardless of whether that is the case or not, but the promise of new materials prompted me to give these a try. I am a loyal customer of Always anyway, so had high hopes for these.

      They come packaged in a box, which, while it is a nice touch and is recyclable which is always good, I can't help but feel that its a little unnecessary - Especially as you only get 10 in a box. Compared to other products, they are very pricey but I guess thats due to the newness of the technology and would hope that when competitors come up with something similar it will drive the price down.

      Each towel comes individually wrapped, with an adhesive tab which is one touch I love about Always. It may seem silly, but the lack of this feature on other brands' towels puts me off- As it means that when used you can wrap it up and stick it shut for added discretion if you have to put it in one of those awful open style sanitary bins (or at home for that matter!).

      This new material, infinicel, claims to be like memory foam in that it moulds to you and is therefore more comfortable and it also doesn't fluff up like traditional towels. These really do live up to the claims - These are much more comfortable than normal towels- impressively so. The top layer is sturdy and doesn't fluff up as can happen with other brands, and I also find the seams/edges softer than normal towels which I find can often chafe if you're walking around lots (as I am for my job). They are a good size, great absorbancy and the wings mean they won't move around. They are also thinner than standard pads, which gives confidence that noone will know its there as high absorbency pads can tend to be a bit chunky.

      Although these are pricey, these are going to be a regular monthly purchase from now on as the additional comfort they provide are well worth the extra pennies.

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      • Smashbox Eye Shadow / Make Up / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        03.09.2013 19:54
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        Recommended!

        Eyeshadows are one cosmetic that I actually find quite hard to review - I mean they're all pretty similar, and to be honest I'm not sure that I'd ever find an eyeshadow that would make me go 'WOW'. Although having said that, I have bought ones that I've just thought 'meh' about so maybe one day I'll find an amazing one! In the meantime, I'm going to review Smashbox eyeshadow in the form of a quad in varying shades of Pink (which unfortunately is no longer available as a colour option!).

        Quads don't seem to be available on the Smashbox website currently, but a trio costs £21. Although this is pricey, they are available for cheaper on Ebay (just beware fakes), and to be honest as a premium brand you expect to pay this much. I have been a fan of Smashbox since the old days when they were only available on QVC when I used their primer, which is quite frankly brilliant! (I've previously reviewed that.) The Smashbox packaging is pretty sharp but simple - In matte black, which I really like. You get a reasonable amount of each colour, and colours are split equally (unlike some where you get less of the darkest shade for example).

        The four colours complement each other perfectly - There is a bone colour for all over highlighting, a light pink for the lid, a medium pink and a very dark almost burgundy shade for the smokey look and the socket and lining. I imagine using a wet brush it would make quite an effective eyeliner, but must confess I haven't tried this. The pigmentation of each colour is good, although the bone colour could be stronger as I find I need a few layers to see it is there. The pigmentation of the darker colours is perfect - Use just a little for a nice daytime look, and build up to a smokey night time look.

        These eyeshadows don't crease, and they do last a long time but tend to fade gradually (but this is better than sliding off into the creases!). Also, when applying you do not get fall out on your cheeks which is also quite good. The colours go on smoothly, with no patchyness and are easily blendable which is essential especially with the darkest colours for the smoky eyed look. I tend to use these with the Smashbox eyelid primer, and this works amazingly at keeping eye make up in place!

        Just because it doesn't make me go wow however, doesn't mean that its not good - It does everything that I would expect a good eyeshadow to do and therefore I would recommend it completely. I find Smashbox products always to be of the highest quality, and love the fact that they are developed and tested for photography in their own studio as it seems to make them more reliable for living up to the claims! Yes its pricey, but it will last a long time, and if you're looking to treat yourself then look no further :-)

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      • Pukka Pads A4 Writing Pad / Homeware / 8 Readings / 8 Ratings
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        03.09.2013 19:08
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        Love Pukka, so forgive the price!

        Right, so I'm a stationery geek - I like nothing better than finding a good pen (which are hard to find!) and writing on the first page of a pristine new pad. And its even better if its a Pukka pad. I am just coming to the end of my university course, and have used Pukka all the way through for my neat notes , and have also found their project books really useful with their removable filing tabs. Other types of pads are available, such as jotters and A5 notebooks, however I've only used the A4 spiral bound pads.

        I like to use the spiral bound pads, as it means you don't have to bend the pages and waste writing space when using the other side! The perforations down the side are good quality, meaning that it doesn't often tear when you go to detach it.

        The quality of the paper is brilliant. The pages are 80gsm which is nice and thick which means that you can write on both sides of the paper without it showing through on the reverse, as quite often happens with cheaper pads. What I find is unique to Pukka and one other brand (Oxford) is the shinyness of the paper too, which means that they are really smooth to write on. Although this seems irrelevant, I actually find that it makes it less hard work to write as with cheaper, rougher paper you need to press harder with the pen. The pages also have two holes punched for filing, a margin and wide ruled lines which are quite faint, as I find that darker lines can be distracting from your writing if they're too dark.

        Pukka pads are more expensive than your standard refill pads, but in my opinion they are worth it. Maybe not for just scribbling stuff, but certainly for stuff you're going to be reading again like notes, or planning for assignments/ work they are great and well worth the extra money.

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          03.09.2013 18:27
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          Normal Lipfinity is better, and will be going back to that!

          I was given several of these lip stains by a friend from excess stock, and had previously bought one myself so I have several colours. I love the idea of this product, in theory it should be quick, long lasting and low maintenance. However the reality is unfortunately somewhat different in my experience :-(

          These pens retail at £6.99 and are available from looooooads of places, but I bought mine from Superdrug. The pens come with lids and bases indicating the colour of the tint, however these don't really correspond with the actual colour of the ink so when you have several of them it is quite hard to know which is which!

          The first downfall of this product is the nib of the pen. Although it is a good size and shape for application of the tint, the texture of it is all wrong. It is incredibly hard, and very very scratchy and at times it feels like the colour has a hard job getting through it as it seems to dry up mid application. There is also no way of getting more ink down - I've tried shaking and it doesn't work. What this product needs is a soft nib like a brush pen, and a way of pushing more ink down (like on the gold markers where you push the end to get it out).

          The colour on these is fairly translucent I have found, but doesn't look good unless you really build up the layers as it otherwise just looks watery. It just needs more richness in the colour. It also feels weird on the lips, very tight and feels quite drying although a positive is that its not gunky like lipstick or gloss can feel. However as the colour fades, it sticks to the dry patches if you have any, so it doesn't fade evenly and if you're wearing a red shade makes you look as if you have a split lip! It does last well a couple of hours, but does come off with application of gloss or drinking which was unexpected considering I was expecting them to be more of a stain.

          So although I love the idea of this product, its just not quite there yet for me and certainly isn't suitable for anyone with dry lips. I do notice on the Boots website that it states that the new colours have more intense pigment, so maybe these will be improved. But I think I'll stick to the normal Lipfinity (with a wand) in future, as these are just brilliant and there is no comparison between the two products.

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          03.09.2013 17:59
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          Well designed, well engineered vacuum which rivals Dyson

          The breakdown of our trusty little £40 hoover meant that we had to rush out and buy another one sharpish as we were decorating that weekend! Cue hunting through the pages of Argus and comparing the wattages and prices and reviews, and we decided that this one came out on top - Especially as it was half price at £99, which for a cyclone vacuum appeared very reasonable. I'll say to start with that I am anti Dyson- My parents have an upright, with which numerous stupid design flaws (i.e. having to unwrap alllllll the cord just to use the hose separately!!) never cease to bug me. So design and usability was also an important factor, but wanted a similar kind of performance to a Dyson. Another benefit of this model is that it comes with a 6year manufacturers guarantee, which you apply for online which I think is great.

          Upon unpacking the vacuum, we were surprised by the high quality of the fittings and unit. It comes with a telescopic tube, upholstery attachment, normal head thing (technical term anyone?), crevice attachment and brush attachment - All of which are all you need in my opinion so very happy with that! The main head also has a switch for carpet or hard floor which is good so can be used all over the place. The attachments are very good quality, durable plastic, and the telescopic tube is metal, and extends with a ratchet clip and button which is great. There are also storage clips for all attachments on the main hose and handle, which is great for keeping them all together. I won't review the looks of the machine as in my opinion they're not important or indeed relevant - Who buys a vacuum based on looks?! But there are nice little design features with this model - There is a hook on the main head, so that for storage the hook goes in to a hole on the unit and it stands up - Genius! The on/off and plug sucker thing are foot controlled and easy to use. The only downside is that this is not a lightweight vacuum, which some people might find difficult to use but its just ok for me.

          Suction wise, this vacuum is great. It sucks up every last little bit of dust/ hair without feeling like its going to rip up your carpet. We thought our previous vacuum was good, and you feared for the life of your rug with that one and therefore we assumed that it was great at getting up the dust and hair. However, one going over of the rug with this brought up so much dog hair that we wondered if the old one sucked anything up at all! This Vax vacuum really is impressive. It is also bagless, and the mechanism for emptying is very simple. The only thing is there is a carry handle on the bit of the cylinder that comes off for emptying, and I worry about carrying it in case the latch breaks or something. But the performance really is comparable to that of my parents Dyson so its a winner!

          The only negative I've found so far is that the HEPA filter is in one of the wheels in which the middle bit screws slightly to hold it in place. But moving it around I've found can dislodge this cover and so the filter flies out - BUt this may possibly be because I can be a bit vigorous with moving it around and will not deduct a star because of this.

          Despite this, I can't fault this purchase and have been nothing less than impressed with its performance. We have a dog which constantly sheds, and the fact that we can get the flat spotless with this is indicative of its performance. I was previously sceptical about Vax products, as I had used one of their carpet cleaners with less success. However my view of them has been restored! Would I pay £199 for this product? Well, only if I didn't know it had previously been on offer ;-) But for £99, I think this is a fantastic bit of kit and great value for money.

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          • Lush Gorgeous Moisturizer / Skin Care / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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            Love this product, but don't love the price.

            My lovely husband knows that a Lush gift box always goes down a treat with me, and the latest one I was lucky enough to receive included a little sample tin of this Gorgeous moisturiser. As I am only reviewing a sample, I will just review the product itself rather than the packaging etc...

            So this moisturiser is a very buttery, quite thick but very smooth cream. The smell is a bit nondescript and not entirely pleasant (its a bit, well, generically soapy), and I must admit that I was disappointed. I know Lush is all natural stuff, but one of the reasons I love their other products is the smells and I don't see a reason why they haven't made this smell a bit nicer! And with a moisturiser I prefer a subtle waft of something pretty to start the day with :-)

            It applies incredibly well, and you don't need very much at all as it sort of melts on your fingers. The other downside for this cream is that upon initial application, it feels slightly greasy. However within a few minutes it absorbs very well and the greasiness is gone, leaving a velvety smooth feel. This cream sinks right down through the skin (well, at least it feels that way) and is amazingly nourishing. If allowed to absorb, this is also a fantastic base under foundation as it is so smooth. I have quite sensitive skin, and didn't experience any adverse reaction to this product which is great. What I love about this cream is that it seems to give the moisturising effect of a heavy cream, but the product itself is quite lightweight and absorbs rapidly - Its just perfect!

            I've just looked the product up on the Lush website out of curiosity, only to find that the full price is £39.50 for just 45g!! This is so surprising given that Lush is normally great value for money, but this price is just way too much for their position in the market in my opinion. That being said, this moisturiser really is lovely and if I had a flush month I possibly might buy it. However, the sample size is 10g so its possibly better value for money to buy the gift boxes containing the sample...

            But this cream is amazing, and I can't wait til I can afford to buy it, or am lucky enough to get another sample!

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              Not recommended.

              As someone with a multitude of things that bug me about my skin, I thought these new Garnier moisturisers would be perfect for tailoring my skincare routine to the condition of my skin at the time. The two main issues I have are regularly dry, bumpy and dull blemishy skin - Which are the reasons I thought that Wake Me Up and Goodbye Dry would be the most suitable products for me. I purchased them on offer for £3.99 each, which I guess is a reasonable price. However the usual price is £5.99 which in my opinion is far too expensive for the quality of the product...

              For this price, you get 50ml in a squeezy tube. They come boxed which I always think is a nice touch. The tubes themselves are quite plain in design (as with most Garnier packaging I find), although the tubes are colour coded which means it is easy to tell which is which if you have more than one type.

              I will review the actual moisturisers separately from this point...

              WAKE ME UP
              This is a gel cream, which is designed to rejuvenate and brighten dull skin. It is a mid consistency gel, with a lovely smell- almost peachy. It applies well, and you don't need very much at all for coverage. I intended to use this cream as a day cream, and under foundation. I had previously used a Garnier Gel body lotion (which I also reviewed) and was very impressed with, so I had high expectations of this moisturiser.

              Sadly though, I was not impressed. My skin felt tight, and the gel almost formed a layer on top of my skin rather than absorbing into the deeper layers. Although this can work well with a body lotion, on the face it can be quite an unpleasant feeling and certainly feel that I received minimal moisturisation from this particular product. The layer-ness also left my skin looking incredibly shiny, which is not ideal. I didn't feel that my skin looked brighter or less blemishy either.

              In short, I wouldn't purchase this version again ever. Regardless of the price, as there are simply no positives about it other than the smell :-(

              GOODBYE DRY
              This is a very very thick consistency, pale pink cream designed for use with dry to very dry skin. It also has a nice smell (roses I think) and much more floral than Wake Me Up. The squeezy tube means that I often used far more of this than was necessary, and is possibly quite wasteful. I feel this product would be better off in a pot. As with Wake Me Up, you do not need very much. I intended to use this mostly as a night cream, or in the day when my skin is drier.

              This product is almost the polar opposite to Wake Me Up - Its *so* thick, and needs quite a lot of spreading on the skin. It does feel like it absorbs, but very very slowly and in the meantime it just sits on the skin and looks/feels very very greasy. Once absorbed, skin did feel moisturised, but the feeling didn't last as long as you would expect for a cream of this consistency and thickness. And due to the greasiness I wouldn't recommend this cream for use under make as it would just slide off!

              Unfortunately, although this cream did moisturise for a short while, my skin would not take long to feel dry again and therefore I wouldn't buy this version again either.

              Additionally, having been using just these two moisturisers for the last three weeks or so, I have noticed that my skin has started to feel very sore and tight due to dryness, which to me is an indication that there is not much quality moisturising from these items and therefore I unfortunately wouldn't recommend them. However everyone's skin is different, and I can't comment on the quality of the other three types that are available. I'm glad I tried them (mainly due to the hype and advertising - I'm a marketers dream customer lol) but won't be buying again and would score both products 2/10.

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              Average product dressed up in a posh box and with a posh price tag!

              I am always on the look out for new face creams, and having not used a Garnier face cream before thought I would try this one! I picked it up for around £2 from Tesco, which I thought was a bargain. I can't remember if it was on offer, but looking at the price on other websites it must have been, as is £6 on the Superdrug website, so twas a bargain indeed!

              Given that the full price is quite, well, pricey - It makes this cream even more disappointing I'm sorry to say.

              It comes in a small pink pot, with white lid, and is boxed (which IMO is always a sign of a more premium product!). However the pot doesn't look anything special, and if I'm being honest feels really quite budget with the quality of the plastic- which is surprising for the price (although not the price I paid). You get 50ml for your money, which isn't a huge amount but it has lasted me quite well.

              This cream is supposedly for dry skin, and claims to provide 24 hr moisture. The white cream is quite thin, almost lotion-y and not the consistency I was expecting for a dry-skin moisturiser so that was initially disappointing. However the plus side of this is that you don't need a huge amount - about a 5p size would suffice. It is nicely fragranced with a floral scent (as it contains rose water), although some may find it a bit strong for a face cream. The cream applies well, and doesn't take a lot of time or effort for it to absorb which is good. I have fairly sensitive skin, and didn't have any issues with this product affecting it.

              So the important bit is the moisturising ability... Its pretty average. I use this in the morning before foundation and at night, and although it does moisturise - I wouldn't say its any better than cheaper creams available, and certainly not as well as I was expecting from a Garnier product. It leaves my skin feeling moisturised for a few hours at least, but it doesn't last all day- and certainly not for 24h. However, it is fab for use under foundation, due to the fact that it absorbs quickly without stickiness so plus points there. For £6, I would expect a cream with a thicker, more luxurious and velvety consistency.

              There is absolutely no way I would pay £6 for this product, it simply doesn't perform well enough to warrant that price. And to be honest, I'm not sure I'd buy it again at any price - Its by no means bad, but its simply average and there are other, cheaper products out there.

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              14.06.2013 11:25
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              Wouldn't buy this version again.

              This review is for Garnier Intensive 7 Days Ultra Softening Lotion with L-Bifidus and Shea Butter for dry to extra-dry skin.

              I bought this lotion as I had previously tried the Soothing Cream-Gel version, and absolutely loved it (also reviewed). Given that this one is for dry to extra-dry skin, I wondered if it could possibly be even better than the cream-gel, given that was for dry and sensitive skin. It was bought on offer, and can generally be found for between £2 and £3 which I think is very reasonable for a branded moisturiser, and you get 250ml which is a good amount in a bottle.

              Unlike the gel-cream (which is well up there with among the best moisturisers I've used), I was quite disappointed in the results of this lotion. It is a white lotion, which lacks the thickness of body butters and other body lotions so it applies with ease. The scent is also nice, with the shea butter smell coming through, and it also has a hint of fruitiness about it. This claims to be fast absorbing, and I didn't find that it lives up to this - Its fairly 'wet' when it goes on, and took a little while to absorb so you can't just whack it on and go. Its not too greasy though, which is a plus.

              These products claim that if you use it every day for a week, your skin will feel moisturised for 7 days afterwards. I do not moisturise that regularly, so can't comment on whether this works that well when used as recommended. However, given the results of the soothing gel-cream, I expected more from this. It didn't irritate my sensitive skin however, and did leave skin feeling soft. However the hydration didn't last very long and after about 24 hours my dry skin needed moisturising again (for comparison, the gel-cream lasted about 3 days). Don't get me wrong, its by no means a bad moisturiser, it just doesn't compare to the other one for me.

              I wouldn't buy this particular version of the 7-Day cream again, but overall I think the product is good. And its worth bearing in mind that everyone's skin is different and what works for me, may be rubbish for you and vice-versa! So don't write it off :-)

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            • Dettol Neutra Air / Homeware / 8 Readings / 7 Ratings
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              14.06.2013 10:57

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              Amazing!

              Ok so this is gonna be a pretty blunt review... Poo smells, everyone's poo smells, and anyone who says it doesn't is lying. Hence the need for air fresheners. I know that people either generally love them or hate them, but this one really is worth considering. This review is for Dettol Neutra Air in Revitalising Fresh Breeze scent.

              I picked this up spur of the moment from Poundland - I'm never normally that fussy about air fresheners, but saw that this claimed to neutralise bacteria too and thought I would give it a go. Also, it claims that you can spray on to some surfaces directly which I thought was pretty unique. Although since it lives in our toilet we haven't used it in this way. Take note of the instructions though, as there are obviously some surfaces that it shouldn't be used on.

              It comes in a pretty bog standard aerosol, nothing fancy - It works, and has a good action on the spray which is all thats important. I've also noticed that you can't feel this come down in little droplets like you can with other sprays, so maybe it sprays a finer mist than most? Which is also a benefit. To be honest, the fresh breeze scent isn't my favourite - Its quite sharp, and not as subtle as I would prefer and is a typical air freshener type smell. Don't get me wrong though, its not unpleasant, just not to my taste. So I'd be inclined to try one of the other scents in future. However what I've been amazed at with this product is the fact that it doesn't just cover the poo smell like other brands, it actually gets rid of it - There is literally no hint of poo in the air at all. I'm genuinely amazed by it, especially in comparison to other air fresheners. Obviously I can't comment on whether it does kill bacteria or not, but I'm guessing to have this effect there must be some truth in the claims. Also, the scent lingers for a while, around 2 hours which is plenty long enough in my opinion.

              This is so effective, and for the price I think its almost unbeatable!

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