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      28.06.2014 23:52
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      Great stuff.

      I have been buying this product for years now and it really is a great thing. It is a shimmering bronzing powder that comes in a small round lidded compact. The bottom of the compact is bronze in colour and the lid is clear with the product information is printed on the top. You can clearly see the colour of the powder through the lid. This particular bronzer is available in two shades, light and medium but you can also buy a mosaic one that is a mix of colours in one compact. These are very reasonable priced at around four pounds each. I usually buy them in my local Asda store but they are widely available in most stores that stock the Collection 2000 range. This bronzing powder is used by simply sweeping a brush over the powder and applying it to your face wherever you want to. It''s great for highlighting the cheek bones and adding contour and shimmer to your face/arms/chest etc. It is a great product to use and a little does go a long way so the one compact will last you ages. It does have quite a high shimmer to it and is very pretty when used. It is perfect for a night out when you want to add a nice bit of shimmer and sparkle to yourself. It''s also a great product for summer use and you can wear it daily should you wish to do so. For the low price this is definitely a product that I would recommend.

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      • Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mascara / Make Up / 7 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        28.06.2014 23:18
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        An okay mascara.

        I recently purchased this mascara in B&M Bargains for under a three pounds which I thought was a good price for a branded product. It comes in an attractive tube bottle with a bronze coloured screw off lid. It is the lid that houses the mascara wand as it usual with most mascaras. The brush is really slim lined and very easy to use but this is a disadvantage too as I don''t feel it offers enough oomph to lashes so is more suited for daily use rather than a big night out where you want to make more of an impact. The consistency of the mascara is good, it''s creamy and applies nicely and coats the lases nicely. The colour is also good, nice and dark which is great. For the price I paid it was a bargain so I can''t complain too much but I just prefer something which adds a bit more to my lashes than this does. I don''t feel that it lengthens them in the way I like so this isn''t one of my favourites I have to admit. For daily use it is fine, and another bonus is that it is simple and easy to remove with make-up remover or even just soap and water. The packaging is attractive and it looks like an expensive product, and it''s nice to hold too. It''s by Rimmel which is a trusted brand and they have lots of different mascaras available so I would probably recommend trying a different one if you are after something you can use for both day and night as I just don''t feel this mascara is good enough for a night out.

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      • Wilko Kitchen Scales / Kitchen Scale / 23 Readings / 23 Ratings
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        Just what I wanted.

        ~*~*~ Wilko Kitchen Scales ~*~*~


        I love all things retro and really wanted a retro set of kitchen scales, not for using really just for show. I had been dithering about getting a cream set of these scales in Wilko's but held out as I wanted either pink or blue and I am glad I did as I recently noticed they had them in. I had a choice of red, black, cream, baby pink, or a greeny blue shade (duck egg maybe?) I went for the pink.

        My kitchen and (once utility now) dining room are decorated in black, white and grey, I had the idea of changing the utility room (my hubby shakes his head in despair at these ideas) into a retro american diner, the wall that was papered in a black, white and grey wallpaper was stripped and painted turquoise, (I also ripped out cupboards) added a white chunky shelf and needed items for said shelf, I had bought turquoise retro looking cake tins, a pink stoppered bottle and retro canvases but it needed more so when I saw the scales in the pink I knew I needed them for the shelf.

        They have also been reduced in price from £10 to £6 so they were a real bargain.


        I tend to use a small Salter electronic scale for my measuring but have been using these scales for weighing out cereal and they are very accurate. They come packaged up in a cardboard box and you have to screw on the small metal arms which hold the silver bowl, it's very simple and easy to do. Once put together you turn a little wheel on the top to get the balance right and they simply look amazing.

        They measure upto 5kg/11lb and also have the oz too.

        It feels nice and sturdy and looks so pretty and nice, I don't need to use it for all my baking stuff and I am pleased about that as I don't want to get them dirty, I do measure out cereal but I don't mind that as it's all dry stuff which means the bowl can just have a quick wipe over with a kitchen towel and then I pop them back on the shelf.

        I have weighed on both the electronic scale and these and it gives the same reading so I can confirm they are accurate and correct.

        This isn't the sort of scale you want to hide away in a cupboard so if you want a decent scale that can be left on your worktop and still look good then I would recommend this to you. The dial part is very clear and easy to read and it's just a brilliant piece of equipment.

        I am very pleased with my purchase.


        The bowl isn't very deep but as it's not an weigh and add scale you have to empty it after each ingredient anyway so it isn't a problem.


        Thanks for reading :o) xxx

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      • Walkers Monster Munch / Snacks / 17 Readings / 16 Ratings
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        Monsterly brilliant!

        ~*~*~ Walkers Monster Munch ~*~*~


        I am a crisp lover, my kids are crisps lovers and one of our favourites is Monster Munch, I loved them as a child and still do now, not a good thing for a diet though!


        ~ What are they? ~

        Monster Much are a baked corn snack and come in three flavours - Pickled Onion, Beef and Flamin' Hot, a quick look on Wiki tells me that there have been other flavours available too but I can't say I remember them. But I do remember and did purchase the Bacon flavour Monster Munch webs that were available around Halloween time. I do seem to remember the ones that changed the colour of your tongue too. Now though your can buy a multi-pack of either of the three flavours (currently priced at £1 each in Premier stores, they contain 6 packets) or a multi-pack containing a mix of the flavours (were on offer for £2 in Iceland last week, not sure if they still are).

        Each snack/crisp is shaped like a monster hand/claw and are quite large and puffy, they are full of flavour and simply delicious.


        ~ Monster Munch ~

        Or more so Monster Munch and my diet! I have recently joined Slimming World again so therefore have not have the pleasure of eating any Monster Munch in the last few weeks, I have bought them in the shop for the boys though and the temptation has been great :(. For the purpose of the review I have just looked up the Slimming World Syn Value (which is a part of the SW plan, you can have between 5-15 Syns a day for treats of use them for extra milk etc.) anyway the syn value is - 25g bag = 6 syns, and a 22g bag = 5.5 syns so not too bad.

        I do like Monster Munch with Beef being my favourite flavour, I do like the others but these seem more morish to me as they are bursting with flavour. I like to make a pack last me ages by nibbling the fingers off the top one by one then eating the rest. The pickled onion ones are quite strong in flavour and make my tongue tingle and the flamin' hot ones are hot but still very nice.

        My boys get crisps as a treat once or twice a week and they get to choose what they want from which ever I have bought, the selection usually contains these, Wotsits, Quavers and 'normal' crisps and the Monster Munch are always the first to go. My eldest son (nearly 13) will buy a 6 pack of Pickled Onion, hide them in his bag and have a pack a day in school, I don't mind as I would rather him buy these and have them last the week than lots of different crisps and chocolate everyday! It seems like a good compromise.



        I like them!


        Thanks for reading :o) x

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          05.03.2014 20:19
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          Not so good scales.

          ~*~*~ Salter Glass Electronic Platform Bathroom Scales ~*~*~


          ~ What are they? ~

          These are a set of weighing scales for weighing your body weight. They are made from a toughened glass with four silver feet on the underneath and a small digital display area at the top of the scales.

          They are made by Salter.

          They have the capacity to weigh up to 28 stones 5 pounds (28st 5lb).


          ~ Why did I buy them? ~

          I bought these a few years ago when my cheap mechanical scales got damaged, I remember buying them from Argos and were priced at around £10, I remember buying them when they were on offer as I was going to just buy a cheap set of scales anyway but came across these when looking. I like having scales in the house as I do worry about my weight so like to keep a close eye on it, I don't like to rely on my clothing fit and would rather see just what I weigh and how much I have put on/lost.


          ~ My thoughts on the scales ~

          Since owning the scales I have twice joined Slimming World and both times I remember there being a 2lb difference in these Salter scales to the scales at group (the Salter made me 2lb heavier!) I have been a member of SW again for 4 weeks now and these scales always give me a different reading to what I get at group which isn't a good thing.

          They look very sleek and nice, are modern and easy to use but I don't find them very useful at all to be quite honest.

          Moving them around the house to different floors/rooms can also cause the weight displayed to vary with upto a 5-6lbs difference which again isn't good. I keep them in the bathroom and weigh in the morning and some mornings I love the reading but when I think it's too good to be true I will take them down to the living room where the weight will be different from weighing in the bathroom a minute ago, so I will move them to the kitchen and try again and again it will be different! So I like to take the lowest reading as it makes me feel good :) but when there is a difference of 5lb or more I will halve the 5lb and and add that onto my lowest reading giving me a rough guide.

          When I joined Slimming World this time around my starting weight was 14 stone 4 pounds by their scales, my scales said 14st 6lb, since joining I have lost 12.5lb's taking me down to 13st 5.5lbs but the Salter scales can vary from me being 13st 12lbs to as low as 13st 3lbs so I have stopped using them. They have never once given me an accurate reading so I wouldn't recommend them, they are fine if you want to know how many stones you are but I wouldn't read much into the pound side!

          If I knew now what I knew then I wouldn't have bought them and recently bought a cheap mechanical set in Asda which do give me an accurate reading.


          They do have the option to weigh in either St or Kg and I did find the Kg setting useful for getting a rough guide on the bags of clothes I sorted for the cash for clothes people, it gave me a rough estimate of how much money I would be getting back.

          To use them you simply tap them, or nudge it with your foot until the display comes on, you them stand there whist it flashes on 0.00 until it gets to your weight and a reading is given. Easy to use.


          I wouldn't buy them again, as nice as they look I want an accurate reading of my weight.


          Thanks for reading :o) xxx

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          ~*~*~ Katy Perry Killer Queen EDP ~*~*~


          ~*~*~ What is it? ~*~*~


          This is the third fragrance released by Katy Perry, following on from Purr and Meow which were both encased in similar Cat shaped bottles, with this one there seems to be a more 'grown up' vibe with the bottle looking like a Red Ruby or a Queens Sceptre depending on how you want to see it!

          I was bought this by my brother for Christmas, another persons who knows my go to gifts if your stuck - Perfume!

          To be quite honest I don't think much thought went into the gift buying process for him, it's not his style, I very much suspect that he went into the shop saw this, saw it was a celeb fragrance and went with it, it was in all the shops and the TV ad was well shown so he knew what this was. He once bought me a Britney Spears scent based on the fact he had heard of her! He didn't know who the other were haha!

          Katy Perry is much known for her music, her quirky sense of style and maybe also her marriage and divorce from Russel Brand.

          This was created by Katy Perry and Coty.


          ~*~*~ Killer Queen ~*~*~


          This fragrance is indeed named after the Queen hit, the song is said to have inspired Katy Perry and that she inspires to be the person the song is sung about.

          The bottle and sent suits the name very well.

          The bottle is like a gemstone, it's pretty yet edgy too, and also a little bit of fun, the downside of the bottle is that it doesn't stand up and has to placed on it's side, no big deal but I think it would look great in a stand.

          The colour of the bottle is a deep red that fades towards the end, it has a regal looking gold lid that looks like a crown.


          ~*~*~ The Scent ~*~*~


          I imagined that this scent would be much different to the others as it's got a totally different look and I wasn't wrong. This is is warm, sweet and somewhat spicy scent.

          ~ Top Notes~
          Wild Berry, Dark Plum, Bergamot

          ~ Middle Notes ~
          Red Velvet Flower, Natural Jasmine Sambac, Rainbow Plumeria

          ~ Base Notes ~
          Cashmeran, Natural Patchouli Heart, Liquid Praline


          It does open with a slight sharpness that quickly fades to a sweet warming scent, I can get the Praline and the berry along with a more heady floral mix. It's not too overpowering and comes across as a decent celeb scent, it doesn't have the same kind of scent that many celeb scents seem to carry and there is something about this that does make me want to wear it.

          It's a pretty decent celebrity fragrance.


          ~*~*~ Prices ~*~*~

          This is quite widely available, I have seen it in Savers and Boots and also Amazon. The prices vary from £13 - £30 so have a look around for the best price.


          Thanks for reading :o) x

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          ~*~*~ Marc Jacobs Dot Gift Set ~*~*~


          ~*~*~ What is it? ~*~*~


          This is a gift set containing a 50ml bottle of the perfume Dot, a 75ml tube of shower gel and a 75ml tube of body lotion.

          I am quite lucky in that I get a lot of perfumes and perfume gift sets as presents as anyone who knows me knows how much I love perfumes, especially when they come in pretty bottles, so if my hubby/children/parents/grandparents/etc... are stuck for something to buy me they know I will be more than happy with a nice bottle of perfume. They also know that whilst I do have one perfume which is my favourite I do appreciate other scents too and this is how I came by this particular gift set. My Nan was stuck for a gift and whist out Christmas shopping she saw this and bought it, she quite liked the box it came in and as it looks like a ready wrapped gift she simply popped on a pretty gift tag rather than having the hassle of more wrapping!



          ~*~*~ Going dotty for Dot ~*~*~


          I love the piece of art that is the bottle that this perfume is contained in, it is very pretty and very cutesy, I love it.

          I got a 50ml bottle and it is a red sphere shape covered in black dots, it has pretty wings and pearls stuck on the sides of the bottle and a Dot Marc Jabobs label on the front, and then there's the amazing lid, it's a rather large lid and is actually housed separately from the bottle in the gift box, the lid consists of two wings (4 black discs) that surround a red and black spotty sphere lid, it all then sits on a gold base which enables you to pop it on top of the perfume bottle, it has to be said that the lid isn't much use for taking it out with you, I wouldn't recommend popping this into your bag for a re-spray through the day or on a night out but it does look ever so pretty sat on my dressing table!

          It's pretty obvious that this design is based on ladybirds and that is fine by me seeing as I do rather like ladybirds.

          The tubes of shower gel and lotion simply come in red plastic tubes covered in black spots, they have a simple black plastic lid.


          The presentation box is very pretty but also sturdy too, and if your anything like me you will be able to find another use for the box once you have taken the perfume etc. out, I now use it for all my hair stuff in my dressing table drawer, it makes it all so much neater.


          ~*~*~ The Scent ~*~*~


          The scent isn't as I imagined, it does have the berry notes that I thought it would have but is overall a more floral scent. For some reason, probably due to the redness of the bottle I imagined it having a berry scent which would last through and through. However this doesn't mean I don't like it, because I do!

          ~ Top Notes ~

          Honeysuckle, Red Berries and Dragon Fruit.

          ~ Heart/Mid Notes ~

          Jasmine, Orange Blossom and Coconut.

          ~ Base Notes ~

          Musk, Vanilla and Driftwood.


          It does open with a fruity berry scent and it's not long before the coconut comes into play and when mingled with the other scents makes for a creamy floral scent. I do find it has a powdery hit but not so much that I dislike it, I think this may be the musk.

          It seems more of an older scent rather than the young scent the bottle portrays, again this doesn't mean I don't like it, it is certainly more wearable than some of the celebrity scents that are so popular these days.

          It is also a strong scent and should be applied with care, you don't need to douse yourself in the stuff, a squirt or two is sufficient enough for it to be noticed and last all day.

          It is a very wearable scent.


          Paired with the lotion and shower gel it works well for layering, meaning that you can use the perfume sparingly so it should last you a while.


          ~*~*~ Prices ~*~*~

          Looking around online I can see that this retails for approx £50, for a single bottle alone you can end up paying over that so I do think this is quite good value. I am pretty sure my Nan got this in an offer at Christmas time.


          Thanks for reading :o) x

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            I love it :)

            ~*~*~ Diesel Loverdose EDP Her Gift Set ~*~*~



            ~*~*~ What is it? ~*~*~


            This is a gift set containing one 50ml bottle of Loverdose EDP and a 200ml bottle of Loverdose body lotion. It comes presented in a nice purple gift box. There are other sets available that include a 30ml EDP, a 50ml shower gel and a 50ml body lotion, this one is presented in a cool white and purple gift box with a lift off front.

            I have been lucky enough to get the both of these as gifts!


            ~*~*~ Loverdose ~*~*~


            The price on a single 50ml bottle of Loverdose can vary between around £30 and £50 and the price of this gift set at the time of my hubby buying it for me was £25.00 in a Superdrug offer in February last year (2013) so it worked out a better price for him to purchase the gift set rather than buy the bottle alone. The set is presented in an attractive purple coloured box with a silver interior, it includes a clear plastic tray which holds the 50ml perfume bottle and the 200ml body lotion bottle in place. It is nicely presented and makes a lovely gift.

            The bottle that hold the EDP is a gorgeous shape and colour. It is a purple love heart that has angular cuts to the glass, inside it looks like a dagger is going through the heart and I think it is a very clever design, the bottle is a purple glass that allows you to see how much perfume you have left in the bottle.

            The body lotion bottle is a simple white plastic circular bottle with a chrome coloured plastic lid, the print on the bottle is all coloured in purple and it's a nice simple design.
            The lotion inside is a very pale pink colour and smells very much like the perfume and is great for when you want to layer up the scent to make it last.



            ~*~*~ The Scent ~*~*~


            I adore the scent of Loverdose, it is my absolute favourite perfume and has been for the last few years, I do like others but this is my go to scent and I very rarely use the other perfumes I have, and I have quite a collection!

            I have written a review on the EDP alone and this is what I wrote about it back then ...

            Oh wow, incredible! I really adore this scent. The sweetness of the licorice blends so well with the vanilla and gives this a warm delightful scent. The opening notes are fairly strong and I am guessing that is the star anise, I love the warmness of this scent. It has a thick sweetness about it that I just really enjoy. This is my preferred night out scent as I find it lasts so well, it is an amazingly sexy scent and I always feel rather special with this on.
            It always attracts comments when people notice a waft of the sweet warm scent. Amazing!

            The notes in this perfume are ~

            Top Notes - Mandarin Orange, Star Anise.
            Middle Notes - Jasmine, Gardenia, Licorice.
            Base Notes - Amber, Vanilla, Woodsy notes.

            As you can see it has some amazing notes which all blend together perfectly, it is a truly special scent. I love how the Star Anise and Orange open this up to have a sweet warm scent, which is what initially grabbed my attention, the dry down brings a more calmer scent but I can detect the star anise until I decide to remove the scent by having a bath or shower.

            It really suits my skin and sits really well, I find it really long lasting, putting it on in the morning and still being able to detect it in the evening.


            The lotion has a much more delicate scent and whilst it is true to Loverdose it isn't as strong as the EDP.


            I do like to layer the scent especially on a night out to ensure I smell fantastic, the lotion also keeps my arms smooth and soft, it's easy to rub in and not much is needed at all, a little goes a long way.


            ~*~*~ Prices ~*~*~


            Having had a quick check online I can see that this is currently priced at ~

            Debenhams - Was £48.50 - Now £24.25 (great price)
            Amazon - £48.50

            You will see better offers around Valentines day so keep an eye out!



            I would highly recommend this, it makes a lovely gift and is a gorgeous scent too.


            Thanks for reading :o) x

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          • OPI Shatter The Scales / Make Up / 34 Readings / 33 Ratings
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            ~*~*~ OPI Shatter the Scales ~*~*~


            ~ What is it? ~

            This is a shatter or crackle effect nail polish from OPI. It is part of The Amazing Spiderman collection, the shade is called Shatter the Scales. This is a dark shimmering green shade.


            ~ Why did I buy it? ~

            I am nail polish mad so when I heard that Poundland - Yes Poundland!!! Had OPI Shatters polishes in stock I made it a mission to be there first thing one morning, well I didn't want to miss out did I?!

            When I got there, the OPI polishes were in little packets on the rack so I rifled through the lot to get one of each colour available, I had four at that point, but decided to rifle through the shelves underneath just in case anyone had stashed a few for later and I found two further shades that I didn't have. In all I had -

            Pink Shatter
            Black Shatter
            White Shatter
            Navy Shatter
            Super Bass Shatter
            Shatter the Scales.

            The Super Bass is a shimmering purple shade and is part of Nicki Minaj's OPI range and the Shatter the Scales is the one I am reviewing.

            I haven't been using shatter/crackle polishes lately but for the low price I couldn't resist and am currently wearing the Shatter the Scales over a gold base and I really like it.


            ~ Using it ~

            Having used shatter polishes in the past I thought I knew what to expect but this one just works so much better than the cheaper brands I have tried.

            I applied a gold base coat to my nails, I used a MUA polish and done two light coats, I waited 20 minutes to ensure this had dried thoroughly and then moved on to the Shatter the Scales polish. I have found that shatter polishes dry very quickly to a matt finish so knew I had little time to get the effect right.

            I loaded the brush, wiped the excess off on the side of the neck and then applied it onto my nails one by one. I dotted a section of my nail and then covered over the entire nail with the green polish. I did it quite thickly and could see the shatter effect happening immediately, if I wasn't happy with a particular bit I would apply a little more of the shatter polish, without reloading the brush and the shatter effect would become more clearer then.

            It works incredibly quickly and the result is lovely.


            ~ My thoughts ~

            I've never been a massive fan of having green nails but the colour of this in the bottle is really pretty. It's a dark green but packed full of shimmer and sparkle, it's a dark shade and contrasts brilliantly with gold, I have also seen it applied over a white base and again it's lovely.

            The polish dried to a matt finish which I didn't like so I always apply a clear top coat which not also adds shine but also protects the polish from chips.

            The green sparkles and glistens and is a really nice shade.

            I would recommend this shade highly, especially if you can get it for £1!


            Fab!


            Thanks for reading :o) x

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              Great for little ones.

              ~*~*~ Mega Bloks First Builders Bag ~*~*~


              ~ What are they? ~

              These are giant building blocks, an over sized Lego if you like. These are great for toddlers as they don't pose a choking hazard like the smaller bricks.


              ~ Why I bought them ~


              Over the years I have always had Mega Bloks around the house as I have that they are a good sturdy learning toy for the boys. I recently picked up a bag of these First Builders blocks for my youngest son. We have the odd few laying around the house in various toy boxes but not really enough to have fun with so I went down to Argos and bought these.


              ~ The blocks ~

              What I like about these is that they come in their own bag for storage when not in use, it's not too bulky and now lives down the side of the sofa when not in use but my son tends to drag them out everyday. He even knows to put them away when finished and plops them back into the bag and calls me over to zip it up.

              The blocks are nice and bright and very sturdy, I don't ever recall having one break! My son likes to build them up into towers and has hours of fun knocking them all over again, this seems to be what he likes the most about them lol.

              He had been able to build them together for quite some time now but there was a time when he preferred to simply chew on the corner of a block, he doesn't feel the need to do this now so it is mainly building and bashing. He tends to build them up on the coffee table and bashes them over to the floor and this has had no ill effects on the blocks what so ever, they haven't marked or dented or even broke which I think is a great thing.

              There are some design on the bag for you to try and make but my son hasn't attempted any yet, and prefers to make his own things.

              The blocks are nice and chunky for little hands and my son uses them with ease.

              There's 60 blocks in the bag and I think this is a good amount.


              Hours of fun and will last for years!

              I would recommend for all children. The colours are nice and bright and suitable for either girls or boys.


              Thanks for reading :o) x

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              • Dr Seuss the Lorax (DVD) / DVD / 29 Readings / 29 Ratings
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                A good fun film.

                ~*~*~ The Lorax ~*~*~


                This is one of my sons favourite films, he's only two so does like to go between watching different things but he often asks to watch this as he loves the song at the beginning! He dances and sings and just gets so excited about it but then he will sit down with me and cuddle in to watch the rest of the film, that meaning I too have seen this film way too many times!


                ~ What is it? ~

                This is a film based on Dr Seuss book The Lorax.

                It begins with an introduction to the film by the Lorax and then opens into a musical beginning. The song is really upbeat and pretty much shows us the town - Thneedville that the film is set around. It's a town with no trees, where the residents have to buy fresh bottled air from Aloysius O'Hare who has become a Zillionaire from this!

                As the film moves on we see Ted who wants to find out about trees and the story carries on from there with Ted defying Aloysius O'Hare to find out everything he can about trees.


                ~ My thoughts ~

                This is quite an enjoyable film I will admit. It's nice and bright and has lots going on to keep you interested throughout, my son love the songs although my 10 year cringes now as soon as the Lorax starts to speak and exclaims with exasperation ' Not again!!!' (how does he think I feel!)

                There's a little love story going on through the film and I just find it all really lovely.

                I quite like this film, not as much as my son of course but it is a good watch.

                It has a good star cast and you can tell as it comes across very well, it's well portrayed and well played out.


                ~ The cast ~

                Zac Efron as Ted Wiggins
                Danny DeVito as the Lorax
                Ed Helms as the Once-ler
                Taylor Swift as Audrey
                Rob Riggle as Aloysius O'Hare
                Betty White as Grammy Norma, Ted's grandmother
                Jenny Slate as Mrs. Wiggins, Ted's mother
                Nasim Pedrad as the Once-ler's mother.
                Stephen Tobolowsky as Uncle Ubb, the Once-ler's uncle.
                Elmarie Wendel as Aunt Grizelda, the Once-ler's aunt.
                Danny Cooksey as Brett and Chet, the Once-ler's brothers.
                Additional voices were provided by Jack Angel, Bob Bergen, John Cygan, Debi Derryberry, Bill Farmer, Jess Harnell, Sherry Lynn, Danny Mann, Mona Marshall, Mickie McGowan, Laraine Newman, Jan Rabson, Claira Nicole Titman, and Jim Ward

                Everyone voices the parts very well and the characters come to life on the screen.


                I enjoy it (sometimes)!


                Thanks for reading :o) x

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                • Carmex Original Lip Balm / Lip Care / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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                  Keeps my lips kissable!

                  ~*~*~ Carmex Original Lip Balm ~*~*~


                  ~ What is it? ~

                  This is a lip balm that has been around for over 75 years which I feel says something about the quality of this stuff.

                  It comes in a few different forms however this one is the Carmex Original in a little tub. The pot part is white plastic and it has a yellow screw on metal top.


                  ~ Why I bought it ~

                  I am always looking for ways to keep my lips soft and smooth as they seem to chap and crack very easily, sometimes my lips can be fine for most of the day and then come the evening I will get a horrible burning feeling in my lips and they will start cracking and bleeding soon after, it's really uncomfortable and to be honest, quite unsightly too, so that is the reason I bought this tub of Carmex Original.


                  ~ Using it ~

                  I use this stuff quite regularly through the day to prevent my lips from chapping but when I did purchase it I was out shopping when I felt the tell tale burn in my lips, my intention was to buy Blistex as this is usually my go to 'miracle' cream but I couldn't find it so bought this instead. I paid around £2.50 for it but can say that it was well worth it.

                  I opened up the card backed blister pack and pulled out the little tub, quickly unscrewing the top to get to the balm inside.

                  Having used the cherry Carmex in the past I sort of knew what to expect scent wise but it was different to the cherry one apart from the medicated scent.

                  The balm is a pale yellowy colour and has a medicated cocoa like scent to it, it's quite solid in the tub but rubbing your finger tip over it will get it moving a bit, I run my finger tip over the top of the balm and then apply it to my lips and it offers pretty much instant relief with no burning just comfort. It does feel quite cold on the lips so I am guessing this is a menthol ingredient in the balm?


                  ~ Overall ~

                  I am sure you can see from what is written above that I rate this balm quite highly.

                  I like that it comes in a small convenient pot that fits easily in your bag or pocket, it's easy to apply to the lips, I use my finger tip but if you wanted you could use a brush.

                  I like the comforting scent and my lips feel instantly soothed when ever I use it, it also keeps my lips looking and feeling nice and soft which is so much better than dry, chapped and cracked lips.

                  I would recommend this, it's fab!


                  Thanks for reading :o) x

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                    Good wipes.

                    ~*~*~ Asda Shades Moist Bathroom Tissue ~*~*~


                    ~ What are they? ~

                    These are moist tissues from the Asda Shades brand. They come in a resealable pack to keep them fresh.


                    ~ Why I buy them ~

                    In this house we go through ridiculous amounts of toilet tissue so I keep a pack of these handy just in case we run out, I also like to use them at the 'time of the month' to freshen up.


                    ~ My thoughts ~

                    These wipes unlike baby wipes are flushable so are safe to be used in the bathroom, they won't block the pipes either so are ideal to use if you don't like the normal dry toilet tissue.

                    Like I have mentioned I keep a pack in the bath just in case we run out of tissue paper as the kids seems to think they need to use half a roll every time they go to the bathroom! But I like to use them at that time of the month where I feel the need to freshen up more often as it isn't the nicest feeling in the world!

                    The wipes are smaller than a baby wipe but just as moist, and come in a similar pack with a resealable top to keep the tissues moist and fresh. They have a nice clean scent which leaves me feeling fresh after using.

                    At 85p for a pack of 40 wipes they are more expensive than baby wipes but these are much more friendlier to your sewerage system so they are worth it.

                    They are gentle and soft and leave no irritation what so ever, I also find them handy for potty training to ensure your little one's bum is clean after going on the potty.

                    Overall I think these are really good wipes. Good for keeping your bits fresh and stay fresh in their pack, the pack is small and discreet and sits on top of the toilet out of the way.

                    Thanks for reading :o) x

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                    ~*~*~ Argos 4 Drawer Plastic Tower Storage Unit ~*~*~


                    ~ What is it? ~

                    This is a drawer unit constructed of plastic, the drawers are a frosted plastic and the outer is a block colour. This unit has 4 drawers.


                    ~ Why I bought it ~

                    Over the years I have bought a few of these and the first time I bought one was when I was pregnant with my second son (10 years ago). I bought it as a place to store nappies, wipes, vest, babygrows etc in the living room so I could have them at hand when needed.
                    Since then I have bought 3 more so now have four in total.

                    They are quite handy to have and before we moved here I had one in the back porch area where I kept paperwork and the boys hats/scarves/gloves etc and also had them in the bedrooms. Now I have two in my little one's bedroom and two in the elder boys bedroom.

                    They are great cheap storage units that are small enough to slot into small spaces yet the drawers are deep enough to hold a fair amount.


                    ~ The Unit ~

                    I can at the moment that these drawers are available in either Pink or Blue, I have one silver and three blue so am not sure when the silver was stopped however the blue are quite nice anyway.

                    It came flat packed so to speak but was very easily put together by simply popping the plastic pieces together to make the frame, you then pop the wheeled feet into the bottom and slot in the sturdy plastic drawers, it takes very little time to do as it is pretty straight forward. Once built you can move it easily to where you want it as it is really light to move around (until filled!).

                    The current price is £18.99. I am pretty sure I paid less than that although I would recommend them as they are sturdy and last really well.


                    ~ Overall ~

                    These are currently being used in the boys bedrooms and are filled with underwear, socks, pyjamas, etc and one is filled with books and little toys such as cars/trains/figures etc. At a glance you can tell what drawer you want as despite them being a frosted white colour you can still see through them quite easily.

                    Each drawer holds a fair amount and they open and close with ease.

                    They fit into small spaces easily and that is what I like about them, at the moment there is one in the bottom of the wardrobe in my sons room and the other is slotted at the side of the wardrobe, they take up little space but hold a fair amount.

                    I quite like these and I found it so handy and useful when I first bought one. Like I mentioned above I originally bought it to store baby items and as I had a c-section I found it easier to go to the drawers in the living room rather than having to trudge upstairs for items as and when needed, it didn't look unsightly in the living room as it was small enough to fit into a corner but was filled with everything I needed.

                    They are good and strong and last well.

                    Thanks for reading :o) x

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                    ~*~*~ Babyliss Turbo Shine 2000 Hair Dryer ~*~*~


                    ~ What is it? ~

                    This is a hair dryer from Babyliss, it's a 2000 watt dryer with 3 heat settings and three speeds.


                    ~ Why I bought it ~

                    I had this hair dryer bought for me by my step mum a few years back and although I have had other dryers bought for me since then I do quite often revert back to using this one as it's the lightest one I have!


                    ~ The dryer ~

                    It's nothing spectacular to look at, it has a black plastic body and the switches are housed on the handle. It came with a concentrator nozzle that I have since lost but it functions perfectly well without it.

                    It's a decent sized hair dryer but is quite light to use so your arm doesn't start to ache from using it, which is a good thing.

                    It has three speed and three heat settings I tend to use it on the lowest heat, maybe medium sometimes and at the fastest speed and this will dry my hair off fairly quickly.


                    ~ Using it ~

                    This is nice and easy to use, simply plug it into the point and use the switches on the handle to choose you speed and heat setting, it's also easy to change between whilst drying your hair and the cold shot button is also easily located at the top of the inside of the handle.

                    Being light to hold it's comfortable to use and I can easily give myself a complete blow dry as easily as I can rough dry my hair.

                    When used with the concentration nozzle you can direct the heat down the hair shaft to ensure a good shine on the hair.


                    ~ Overall ~

                    I like this hair dryer, I haven't been particularly careful with it and it has lasted well, it's usually just thrown into a draw and just pulled out when needed, even so it show little sign of wear and still has it's nice black glossy finish.

                    It can be bought for around the £10 - £15 mark which I think is pretty cheap for a decent hair dryer so I would recommend this if you want a decent hair dryer at a low price.

                    Thanks for reading :o) x

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