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      16.09.2014 23:07
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      • " and the pot will last for ages"
      • "Cooling and refreshing"

      Disadvantages

      • "Doesn't change appearance of the under eye area"

      A refreshing treat for the eyes

      Why did I buy it?

      I received this eye gel as part of a bargain bag of beauty goodies that I picked up from the Body Shop recently! I have seen this in the store before but I had never really considered buying it, so this was a good way to get to try it out!


      What is it and how much does it cost?

      This elderflower enriched eye gel is designed to cool and refresh the delicate skin around the eyes. And if you want an extra cooling boost, you can pop it in the fridge! At full price a 15ml jar is gbp7, although the Body Shop often has special offers - especially online - so look out for those.


      Using the product

      This comes in a dinky little jar with a screwtop lid, and inside the gel is completely clear. It has a reasonably thick texture - but not too thick that it's tricky to apply. I use my little finger to get just a tiny amount of this onto my fingertip, and I then apply it under my eyes.

      It instantly feels nice and cool and very light, so it's easy to apply. It sinks in quickly, although you do have to be careful not to apply too much! You really do need just a little. I have quite sensitive eyes, and I wear contact lenses, so I do have to be careful with products like this, but this one causes me no issues at all.

      After use, once the gel has dried, it gives a slightly tight feeling under the eyes. This isn't unpleasant at all, although I don't think this alters the appearance of the under eye area.


      The verdict

      I really like this product. It makes my eyes feel cool and fresh after I use it, and I think my pot will last for absolutely ages. It doesn't work any miracles, and won't get rid of bags or dark circles, but it is a pleasant product to use and is good for tired eyes.


      In summary: A nice refreshing eye gel

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      • Haribo Tangfastics / Sweets / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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        14.09.2014 18:49
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        • "Best sweets ever"

        Disadvantages

        • "A small chance they may be a bit unhealthy"

        Fantastic fizzy fun

        A sweet tooth

        Although I do have a bit of a sweet tooth, I am more of a savoury fan and I am not a big sweet eater overall. However, when it comes to these fizzy wonders I am a total pushover! If I could live on just these, and crisps and sips, I would be a very happy girl.
        These sweets come in a big 160g bag and are widely available. They cost about gbp1.30-gbp1.50, but I only ever buy them when they are on offer. And recently my evil local corner shop was selling these for 69p per pack!

        You can also buy little party bag sized packs of teeny little Tangfastics but I have no interest in these miniature imposters.


        What's in the pack?

        Inside the lovely orange bag are an array of brightly coloured chewy jelly sweets, with a fizzy, sugary coating that has a good sour hit to it. There are a few different varieties inside
        The famous cola bottle - tastes just like you remember cola bottles tasting back in the good old days, but with a super-sour fizzy twist!
        Cherries - these sweets are shaped like a pair of cherries on a stalk, and have a lovely strong cherry flavour
        Jelly dinosaurs - these come in a range of colours and flavours, and have a sort of spongy white back to them - and are my least favourite Tangfastic sweet. Although naturally I will still scoff them under duress.


        Are they nice?

        These sweets are seriously delightful. If you imagine sucking on a lemon and the face you might make, these sweets, with their sour sugary coating, have much the same effect. All the sweets have different and distinctive flavours and they are pretty moreish too.
        Normally if I was reviewing a product like this, I would give the calories, sugars, etc. However I really think with these sweets it is best not to even look at what's inside. They are obviously very bad for you and have no redeeming features whatsoever when it comes to nutrition. But, hey, they are sweets and these ones are particularly nice! So as long as you eat these in moderation and don't fill little kids up with them, then I see no harm in the odd indulgence. They make me happy which is the main thing!


        The verdict

        I love these fizzy sweets, and I would happily eat them forever. However they are probably not very good for me so I do try and eat in moderation :-)

        In summary: Delicious!

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        10.09.2014 18:52
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        • " works well...."
        • "Nice format"

        Disadvantages

        • "..... But apply with care! "

        Go easy with this bronzer!

        What is it?

        This is a bronzing powder - with a bit of a difference. As with all bronzers, they are designed to give some natural colour to your cheekbones (and other parts of the body if you so wish!). But the difference is in the format.

        Instead of being a compact powder palette, or bronzing balls, these are little rocks - although I would more realistically describe them as pebbles! The little pebbles come in an array of gold and bronze shades, and some of them have a more pinky gold look to them.


        How much?

        A pot of bronzing rocks will set you back gbp4.99 and is part of the Boots SEVENTEEN range of cosmetics, so is only available from Boots. It is currently part of a 3 for 2 deal on SEVENTEEN make up.

        Using the product

        The pot of bronzing rocks is square but, as you can see in the main image, the rocks themselves sit in a little circular space inside. It's the perfect shape and size for a nice big bronzing brush, so this packaging is well designed.

        I always apply bronzer with a large brush and then sweep it onto the apples of my cheeks. This goes on nicely and as easily as other bronzers I've used, so it is certainly no problem to apply this, and it can be done in a matter of seconds.

        This definitely gives a good, strong hit of colour to the cheeks and is not one for fans of a more subtle look! I actually find this is bordering on being a little too much for me - even though I have olive skin so am a tiny bit brown to begin with!

        Unlike other bronzers I use, this one does look a lot more unnatural to me and I have to be very careful with how much of this I apply. It is definitely one that I am more likely to use in the summer months when I have a bit more colour to my cheeks and a hint of a tan. Otherwise I find it can easily verge on looking fake!

        The verdict

        I like the style of this bronzer - the rocks are attractive and the packaging is well designed. However I do find that it is a bit strong for me so I have to apply it very liberally or I risk looking like I've been tangoed! I will continue to use this product on occasion but I will handle with care.

        In summary: A good bronzer that needs careful application!

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        09.09.2014 23:27
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        • Effective
        • "Works well"

        Disadvantages

        • Expensive

        Does the job but costs a bomb!

        I received a small bottle of this cleansing water in a Caudalie travel set I bought recently. Looking online, a 100ml bottle costs about gbp9 while a 200ml bottle costs around the gbp15 mark. So this is definitely at the pricier end of the spectrum, especially for a cleanser!

        The product description is as follows : "Specially formulated for sensitive skin, this ultra mild micellar water works hard to remove all traces of make-up and grime, without upsetting your skin's delicate sensibilities."

        This is a clear liquid that comes in a very simple and quite elegant plastic bottle. I simply put some of the solution onto cotton wool and use this to remove my make up at the end of the day.

        The solution is very refreshing ad it does feel both kind and very gentle on my skin. I feel confident using this to remove my eye make up - even though I do have quite sensitive eyes - as I know this gentle make up remover won't sting or cause any irritation. It really does work too and I find that after use, my face feels really clean and fresh. It also feels nice and soft, and not tight or at all dried out unlike some other make up removing products.

        Overall it is hard for me to fault this product - however, the very obvious drawback of this make up remover is the price! I personally wouldn't pay this much for a cleansing product when there are much cheaper ones out there. So for me although this is a good cleanser, it is way too expensive for me. But I would say that it is very good for sensitive skins.

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        07.09.2014 17:30
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        • " nice and moisturising"
        • "Lovely flavour"

        Disadvantages

        • "Lack staying power"

        Make your lips fruity and lickable

        Why did I buy it?

        I don't think it's possible to have enough lip balms. I have them in every room, as well as in the car, my handbag and so on!
        I picked this one up in Boots for gbp1.75 - I have used Blistex products in the past and always been impressed so I was keen to try this one out.

        This contains jojoba and vitamins C and E to help to moisturise the lips.


        Using the product

        This comes in a little cardboard pack, and inside is a lipstick style lip balm. It is small and compact and twists up from the bottom, with a little lid at the top. Despite the deep, dark red colour of the tube, the balm inside is a creamy colour so this isn't a tinted lip balm.

        As soon as you take the lid of this product you can smell the lip balm. It has an amazingly strong fragrance and I can definitely detect both raspberry and lemonade. If I open this product in the front seat of the car, my daughter immediately pipes up from the back to ask what the lovely smell is. And then of course she has to borrow some!

        The lip balm feels very creamy when you apply it and it glides on very nicely and smoothly. It also has that amazing sweet flavour! This might be off-putting for some people who don't like strong, sweet flavours, but I really like this, and it's hard not to lick it off straight away!

        This moisturises the lips really nicely and feels really nice when you apply it to dry lips - it definitely soothes and smooths them.

        My only criticism of this lip product is that it doesn't have great staying power, and I find it needs reapplying quite frequently.


        The verdict

        I really like this lovely lip balm. It has a great flavour and it's very smooth on the lips, and it helps them if they are dry. But it doesn't stay on the lips for very long so it does need to be reapplied quite a lot, and for this I will take off a star. However it is a good price and generally works well so I would definitely recommend it.


        In summary: A lovely zingy lip balm!

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      • Caudalie Divine Oil / Caudalie / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        03.09.2014 21:06
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        • "Lovely product"
        • Luxurious
        • "Makes skin feel really soft"

        Disadvantages

        • Expensive

        A beautiful but pricey oil

        ~~~~~About the product~~~~~~
        I recently bought a travel set of four miniature Caudalie products, and this was one of them. I have looked online, and at full price this costs in the region of gbp24-27 for a 100ml bottle, so it is definitely not the cheapest of products!


        ~~~~~What does it do?~~~~~
        This is an enriching dry oil and, according to the website I have seen:
        "Caudalie Divine Oil offers everything you need to make your skin positively exquisite. This multi-use miracle oil is also great for your hair, your nails, your bath and massages."

        The oil contains a wide range of oils including grape oil, extra virgin argan oil and sesame oil. This also contains fair trade shea butter and, for every bottle of the oil that is purchased, a tree is planted in the amazon.

        So I was keen to try out this product as it have so many uses and sounded quite unique.

        ~~~~~Using the product~~~~~
        This oil had a pale golden colour, and if you pour a small amount into your palm you can immediately smell the fragrance of the oil. I must admit I wasn't massively keen on the scent at first - I found it a bit too strong and overpowering. It has a very musky fragrance and I was a bit unsure as to whether or not I would like this product.

        However I was pleased to find that the smell lessens once it's applied and on the skin it smells really nice - it has a mellowness to it once it's applied.

        I also love how this makes my skin feel. The oil just glides on to the skin and leaves it feeling really smooth and moisturised. Yet despite the nature of this product, it doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy or oily at all - instead the product absorbs perfectly into the skin. but not oily at all.

        And one of my favourite things about this oil is that it gives the skin a slight sheen too so it's wonderful for tanned skin.

        ~~~~~The verdict~~~~~
        This is a really lovely product. I love how it makes my skin feel and it is a touch of luxury I think. I certainly wouldn't use it every day as it feels a bit too special! Which of course leads me on to the price. At well over gbp20 for a 100ml bottle, I would expect this product to be a bit special! And this is also the reason while I sadly do have to knock off a star - although I really love this oil I simply wouldn't pay full price for it - I wouldn't feel I could justify that much expense for some body oil. But as a treat this is a really lovely product.

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          03.09.2014 13:54
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          • "Moisturises ok"

          Disadvantages

          • "Not brilliant! "
          • Expenisve
          • "Not a nice texture"

          An underwhelming sorbet

          I recently received this moisturising lotion as part of a Caudalie gift set. I am not familiar with Caudalie products at all but I was keen to try this one out!

          I have looked online and a 40ml tube of this lotion usually retails at over GBP21 so it isn't a budget product by any means! The lotion is designed for sensitive skin and contains grape seed, grape water and camomile. It calms and soothes the skin and has the following key benefits:
          1- Soothing
          2- Hydrating
          3- Strengthening
          4- Anti-oxidant

          The small version of this lotion comes in a little squeezy tube with very simple packaging - it isn't particularly luxurious but it is quite straightforward, with a classic design.

          Inside the cream is pure white and has no particularly strong or discernible fragrance - however I do find the texture quite odd! It is almost a bit cottage cheesey (!) so I find I need to give the tube a bit of a shake before I apply it. It kind of feels a bit watery and it needs a shake to mix the product effectively.

          This is very simple to apply and it sinks into the skin nicely. However again I am conscious of the cream feeling a bit watery or slippery - it doesn't have a nice smooth texture at all.

          After application my skin does feel soft and moisturised, but this is a very light lotion and I don't think it would do much for very dry skin. It is quite light and simple - and for this reason I am surprised at the high price tag!

          Overall I am distinctly underwhelmed with this moisturising lotion. For the price it costs, I would expect it to be a bit richer or have more positive effects, but to me it's very basic and I have used far superior products that have cost a lot less than this! If I had paid full price for this I wouldn't be very pleased and for this reason I sadly can't recommend it.

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            28.08.2014 18:10
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            • " smooths the skin"
            • " absorbs instantly"
            • "Smells great"

            Disadvantages

            • None

            An amazing firming lotion

            What is it?
            This is a non-greasy gel-cream by Garnier that is designed to help firm and moisturise the skin. The product is enriched with caffeine and contains a unique blend of fruit essences (grapefruit, kiwi, apple), which are known for their smoothing properties.


            Price and availability
            This is widely available and comes in both 250ml and 400ml bottles. In Superdrug at the moment, the smaller bottle costs gbp4.15 but the larger bottle is currently on offer at half price at gbp3.49 - so it's cheaper to buy more! Meanwhile the larger size bottle is a third off in Boots so comes in at gbp4.66. At full price the 400ml bottle is gbp6.99 in both stores.


            Using the product


            This lotion comes in a bright yellow bottle that's very eye-catching and quite summery looking. The lotion itself has quite a thin texture and is a pure white.
            There are two things I like straight away about this product! Firstly, the fragrance. You can get a hint of this as soon as you first dispense the lotion - it has a really fresh citrusy scent that I really like. It isn't sickly sweet or over-powering at all; instead is has a lovely zingy scent that I find perfect for first thing in the morning.

            The second thing I like about this lotion is that it sinks into the skin instantly. I really dislike creams and lotions that take ages to rub in, and this one disappears instantly which is perfect for me.


            After use
            And it's more positives from me! After applying this lotion, my skin instantly feels smooth, and despite the gel-cream formula of this product it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky at all. It absorbs instantly leaving behind nothing but really soft skin and that nice fresh scent.


            Does it work?
            I am completely cynical about products that claim to firm or tone or make you look thinner and younger, and so on ... but amazingly I do think this product works. After the first use my skin feels really smooth, and if I use this every day I find it really does improve the appearance of my skin. It isn't going to get rid of any cellulite or make you appear thinner ... but! It definitely makes my skin look a bit more toned and it really feels silky smooth with repeated use.


            Overall
            I have bought this product many times now and I keep going back to it as I do think it is a fantastic lotion. It smells lovely, really moisturises the skin and it does make my skin feel much smoother.I have taken this product on holiday with me before as it's perfect for warm climates as it feels refreshing when you apply it and it has such a nice, light and fruity fragrance.


            Overall I highly recommend it - especially if you can get it for half price!

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            15.08.2014 16:34
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            • "Smells nice"
            • "Works well"

            Disadvantages

            • "Not my fave handwash ever!"

            A nice, basic handwash

            Why did I buy it?

            I am very unparticular when it comes to handwashes, but I do get through a lot of them as I have one by each sink in the house and always use them instead of soap. My children also use them so I tend to stock up with whatever ones are on offer.
            This hand wash contains green tea, rice milk and jasmine, and is designed to leave hands feeling clean, soft and supple.



            Price and availability

            I bought this as part of a recent Tesco online shop for GBP1, and it is still on the Tesco website for the same price However it's currently GBP1.65 in Superdrug, so do shop around. There is also a shower gel available in this fragrance.



            Using the product

            There is nothing particularly remarkable about the packaging of this handwash - it comes in the usual plastic bottle with a pump action dispenser. Inside you can see the hand wash is a creamy colour. The first thing I noticed about this product was that is has a slightly sticky, almost gel-like texture to it, which I did find a little odd at first. However it does work up into a nice creamy lather, and I find a little of this handwash is enough to get hands squeaky clean!


            This hand wash has a nice, inoffensive fragrance. It's a fresh, clean scent and I can detect the jasmine. However I do notice that the scent fades quite quickly.
            After use, my hands do feel soft and very clean, but I do find I need to add a moisturiser soon after use as the skin on my hands does feel a little tight after using this hand wash.



            The verdict

            This is a nice enough hand wash that cleans hands well and smells nice and fresh. It probably isn't my favourite or the most exciting hand wash I have every used but for just 1pound I think it's pretty good and I would consider buying it again.
            In summary: A good handwash for a quid!

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              10.08.2014 17:52
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              • " works really well"
              • Cheap

              Disadvantages

              • None

              A fantastic foamy face wash!

              Why did I buy it?

              I really have no loyalty at all when it comes to buying face washes. When I was in Boots recently I needed to stock up and spotted this for half price so I snapped it up. I'm not actually familiar with this range at all but I am always happy to try out something new!


              What is it and how much will it cost?

              This is a foaming facial wash that promises to clean and refresh your skin without drying it out. A 150ml bottle will usually set you back gbp2.49 - however the product is currently on a half price offer for only gbp1.24. As I say, I am not familiar with this skincare range, but it offers all the normal products you would expect from face wipes and washes to creams and eye gels, and it is clearly Boots' own take on the Simple range of products!


              Using the product

              I have used other foam washes in the past, and I do quite like the format. Although it appears as a liquid in the bottle, once you dispense this using the pump at the top of the bottle it comes out as a white foam. It has quite a nice, thick texture and it is pleasant to apply to my face as it's very soft, and on damp skin it turns a bit creamy. It is a very gentle product and I certainly think this would be suitable for sensitive skin. It washes away very easily, leaving my skin feeling nice and clean.


              Does it work?

              This definitely leaves my skin feeling clean - and although I wouldn't necessarily trust this to do a very deep clean of my face, it is perfect for first thing in the morning. It is very nice and gentle - and I was also very pleasantly surprised that it left my skin feeling really soft and smooth. Even after drying off, my skin felt soft and not at all tight or dry as I have found with other face washes in the past.


              The verdict

              I really have no complaints at all about this product. It is very basic and no frills, but that is what I would expect at this price and it does what it is intended to do! I think the fact it leaves the skin feeling nice and smooth, and not dried out, is an added bonus. At half price, this is a great face wash - and I wouldn't actually begrudge paying full price for it either.


              In summary: A fantastic face wash at a great price

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              09.08.2014 15:37
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              • Cheap
              • "A very effective moisturiser"

              Disadvantages

              • "Not enough coverage for me"

              A hint of a tint

              Why did I buy it

              I first started using this tinted moisturising cream years ago, before I ever started wearing foundation. I found it offered the perfect level of light coverage for my skin back then! As I liked it so much, I recently decided to try it out again.


              What is it?

              This tinted moisturiser is designed to even out skin tone and create a radiant looking complexion. It contains a special blend of light reflecting and colour pigments to help reduce the appearance of imperfections. It also - of course - moisturises the skin! It comes in one shade called 'Natural'.


              Price and availability

              This moisturiser comes in a 50ml tube and is widely available in supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug and so on. In Boots this costs gbp3.66 but is on offer at gbp1.99 at the time of writing. It costs gbp3.59 in Superdrug at full price but is currently on offer at gbp2.39. So you can pick it up pretty cheaply!


              Using the product

              You simply squeeze the tube to dispense a small amount of this moisturiser. It has a reasonably thick texture and a mid-beige colour. I find a need a small pea-size amount of this moisturiser so a little goes a long way - and best of all it has that lovely, fresh Nivea fragrance!

              This moisturiser sinks into the skin really well and gives my face an instant moisture boost, leaving it feeling really nice and soft.


              On the downside, the colour of this moisturiser makes my skin look slightly cakey at first - this disappears when I rub the cream in but I do have to watch that I don't use too much of it! The coverage is very light - and while this used to work for me some years back I would say that the hint of colour this gives to my skin is perhaps a little bit too sheer for me these days unfortunately! However it does improve the appearance of my skin and gives it a light, healthy glow! It is just a shame that it doesn't offer quite enough coverage for me.


              The verdict ...

              This is a really nice, effective moisturiser that softens the skin nicely. The tinted element gives a very sheer layer of coverage to my skin and while it does give it a nice healthy glow, I need a bit more coverage. This is a good one for days when I am happy to wear a bit less make-up, and fr the price I can't really complain too much!


              In summary
              A lovely moisturiser that is perfect for those that just need a touch of a tint!

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              06.08.2014 16:09
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              • " mellow fragrance"
              • "Has a nice"

              Disadvantages

              • "Nothing to get excited about! "

              Mellow marshmallow

              === Feeling festive? === Towards the end of last year I bought a nice stash of 20 Yankee wax tarts, and towards the end of last year I decided to throw a few festive ones into my basket. This is a bright white tart with a picture of some marshmallow snowmen on the front, so it's definitely one for Christmastime!




              Yankee is an American company that's famous for its scented candles. However these aren’t exactly candles as they have no wick. Instead you pop the tart into a special tart or oil burner, light a tealight below it and wait for the wax to melt, emitting a – hopefully pleasant – fragrance! These come in a huge array of fragrances, and as I buy them in bulk online, for GBP1 each, there is obviously no way of knowing exactly what you're going to get.





              === A delicious description === Online, this one is described as “a delightfully luscious and creamy soft concoction of marshmallow and vanilla”. And, as you would expect, this definitely smells sweet even before you light it! And I would say that vanilla is definitely the main fragrance, alongside an overall sugary sweetness.




              It does take a while for this one to get going, and it is only really when I leave the room and come back in that I notice this one. The main smell is definitely vanilla – it is quite mellow and pleasant, and not too strong or sickly. But this really is the only scent I can detect, and although it is nice it isn’t massively exciting! Luckily I’m a big fan of vanilla so I do like this, and I like the fact it has quite a nice, smooth fragrance. I liked using it in the wintertime as it is quite a nice cosy smell!



              But I don't think there is much else to it really, so it may be a bit dull if you were expecting anything a bit more interesting! But if you are a vanilla fan then I would definitely recommend this as I think it's a really lovely vanilla fragrance – warm and comforting! I also don't think it's particularly Christmassy at all - which isn't really a bad thing.



              == In summary == Pleasant enough but nothing special!

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              04.08.2014 21:37
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              • " pleasant to use"
              • "Makes hair smooth"

              Disadvantages

              • "Doesn't really work on my hair"

              This serum's not serious enough for my locks

              *** What is it? ***

              This aqua serum is designed to smooth hair, leaving it feeling soft and silky. It also uses Thermo-Protect technology to protect your hair against heat styling, and is designed to leave it smooth for up to 24 hours. The serum can be applied to dry or damp hair from root to tip, and shouldn't be rinsed out.

              *** How much? ***

              A 150ml bottle of aqua serum will set you back gbp5.99 in Boots, and is currently part of a 3 for 2 offer across haircare products.

              *** Using the product ***

              This comes is a clear plastic bottle, and you can see the pink liquid inside. You dispense the serum via a pump action dispenser at the top of the bottle.
              The serum is quite a thin texture - definitely thinner than normal hair serums I've used. It has a slight gel-like feel to it but it isn't sticky. I have quite long hair so I need a good few pumps of this, and I then smooth it through my hair. It goes on really nicely and easily and you can feel this smoothing the hair - and again there is no feeling of stickiness at all. This also has a lovely clean, fresh fragrance which is really pleasant.

              I always leave my hair to dry naturally as it's curly and I don't let anything near it!

              *** Does it work? ***

              Although this product is pleasant enough to use, it doesn't really do anything for me. It does leave my hair feeling nice and soft but, unfortunately, if I use this product on its own it really is too light for my hair and it goes all fluffy once it's dry. It also doesn't withstand any dodgy weather so a drop of rain or a bit of wind and my hair goes all frizztastic. I think this product might work well for finer hair or straight hair - and it may well be good if you use straighteners - but for me it doesn't really work all that well at all, and I tend to mix it with a hair cream at the moment just so I can use it up!

              *** The verdict ***

              This serum is way too light for my hair - my curls need something more heavy duty to keep the frizz at bay! But I do think this product may work well for others so although it doesn't work for me I don't think it's necessarily the product itself is useless - just my hair!

              *** In summary: Not hardcore enough for my curls! ***

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              16.07.2014 11:08
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              Advantages

              • " pleasant to use"
              • "Moisturises well"

              Disadvantages

              • "Not enough coverage for me"

              BB or not BB?

              *** Why did I buy it? *** I was lured into the Body Shop recently when I saw in the shop window that they were offering a bag containing nearly gbp60 of goodies for gbp25. I went in to take a look and discovered the bag contained some of my fave products, along with some other things I was keen to try. So not one to walk away from the bargain - and considering it had been my birthday just the day before - I picked one up! This BB cream was one of the products that was new to me. *** What is it and how much will it cost? *** This BB cream promises to illuminate the skin, even skin tone and moisturise the skin for 12 hours. It comes in just one shade and a 50ml tube costs gbp10 at full price. Obviously it is only available in the Body Shop, and is part of the shop''''s popular Vitamin E skincare range. *** Using the product *** This cream is designed to effortlessly blend in to leave fresh looking skin. The cream itself has a light texture and is a light beige colour. It sinks into the skin very easily and has a nice fresh fragrance. It is also cooling on the skin so it''''s quite pleasant using this cream first thing in the morning! It really does feel nice and light on the skin and it sinks in easily. *** What does it do? *** This definitely moisturises the skin well and it compares favourably to other light lotions I''''ve used. It also does improve skin tone ... but just a bit! It is a very light skin and this offers little in the way of coverage for me. Instead, I feel like I still need to add foundation afterwards as this just offers a light veil of coverage. I would also say that the fact this BB cream is only available in one shade may well cause problems for some people. I have a light Asian skintone and the shade of this moisturiser actually works well for me - however I am not sure if others may have problems. Although perhaps the coverage that the moisturiser gives is so light and faint that it may not matter! *** The verdict *** As a moisturiser, I think this is really nice. It is pleasant to use, it feels cooling on the skin and it makes my face feel soft for the whole day. However it doesn''''t really do enough for me to even out skin tone. The coverage it offers it very light and for me it doesn''''t do quite enough. However it is good for days when I don''''t want to wear a full face of make-up, so I will certainly use the full tube, but I very much doubt I would buy it again. *** In summary *** A good moisturiser for those who just need light coverage

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              14.07.2014 15:46

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              • "An ok shower product"

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              • "Smell is very sweet"

              A source of disappointment

              Why did I buy it and how much was it? I stocked up on a few Original Source shower gels recently as they were on offer in Superdrug. Most of the shower gels were reduced to 99p, but this one was GBP1.15. The usual cost for a 250ml bottle of the scrub is GBP2.49. It is described as an everyday scrub that contains cranberry and honey to leave your skin smelling sweet and feeling smooth. Using the product I was really keen to try this product as I thought it sounded quite delicious! The first thing I discovered the first time I used it is that it is quite thin in consistency and I squirted quite a bit of it into the shower tray! The scrub itself is a lovely pinky red shade, and you can see the little black scrubby dots in the gel. I really thought this would smell lovely as I like sweet, fruity products. And while this is definitely sweet, and definitely fruity, it is almost a bit too much of both and I find the smell verging on sickly. Also it doesn''t smell of either cranberry or honey to me! Instead it has a slightly artificially fruity scent and although I don''t hate it, I am not that mad on it either. It''s really unusual for me not to like a fruit-scented product so I am a bit disappointed about this aspect of the product. But did things improve? Well, not much. I have two other problems with this shower product. Firstly - it isn''t really very scrubby. Yes, it had a few bits in it and you can feel these against the skin, but it certainly doesn''t feel like it''s exfoliating my sin, and the little particles seem a bit pointless really. Also, I found that the gel doesn''t really lather up very much, and I needed a second helping of the product to feel like I had enough to get really clean. On the plus side, this did leave my skin feeling nice and smooth after use. The verdict ... Well - this isn''t an awful product, but it did disappoint me quite a bit. I expected it to smell lovely and to act as an exfoliator, and I have to say it doesn''t really do either. I''m really glad I didn''t pay full price for it as I would feel a bit ripped off, but for under GBP1, I can live with the gel and will finish it off quite happily. But it isn''t one I would buy again as it didn''t really live up to my expectations. In summary: A bit of a disappointment from Original Source

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