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    • You're Next (DVD) / DVD / 42 Readings / 42 Ratings
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      27.02.2014 11:47
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      THE FILM
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      This film first came out in 2011, and I only recently watched it for the first time yesterday. The film is about a large family going to stay in the old family house to celebrate the parents 35th wedding anniversary and slowly things go wrong, when They find that they are at the centre of a gruesome attack, but what the attackers don´t know is that one of they is a force to be reckoned with!

      On IMDB it is said that it is a comedy, horror and thriller. I dont think it should be classed as a comedy at all though. It has an IMDB rating of 6.6 out of 10.

      The main cast are-

      Sharni vinson- Erin
      AJ Bowen - Crispian
      Nicholas Tucci- Felix
      Wendy Glenn- Zee
      Joe Swanberg- Drake
      Amy Seimetz- Aimee
      Ti West- Tariq
      Rob Moran- Paul
      Barbara Crampton- Aubrey


      MY EXPERIENCE AND OPINION
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      Im not normally a fan of films like this, but I watched it for two reasons, One is that someone highly recommended it to me and two is that it scares the hell out of my boyfriend, and it was raining outside, so it was a great atmosphere to watch it.

      For the minute you turn this film on it is gruesome and bloody, so if you dont like that well, this film isnt for you. The general storyline is strong throughout and not predictable, normally Im good at guessing this type of film, and this one has a big twist at the end which I didnt see, So for that I have to say its good.

      I couldn´t turn away from this film at all, I watched with great intent. The acting was actually good and realistic, as were the fight scenes. they were awesome and actually quiet original killing scenes.

      What I really enjoyed about this film is that one of the characters is trained in combat and survival, and she is awesome. The ideas they have come up with for her character are really good. I enjoyed the fact that its not your typical horror- someone actually fights back and kicks some ass!

      The relationship between the characters is ok, but you dont really see the bonds between them before all the killings start, so you dont know between the family who gets on with who or not. This could of been explained better i guess.

      I music for this film is perfect, It was fast paced like the film and I find for horror films the music plays a big part and for this film they got it spot on.

      I think this film is good because its believable, the killings are all believable and realistic, as are the fight scenes which make the film really good. This film could happen in real life.

      I would watch this film again and would give it 5 out of 5.

      Highly recommended if you want a good scare, but dont watch alone!!

      AmyBoo

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        18.02.2014 16:00
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        THE FILM
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        A year after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner, Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour wherein they visit all the districts. But before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. But unfortunately she fails to do that. So Snow decides to enact what is known as the Quarter Quell, the right to make a change to the Hunger Games, which he is allowed to do every 25 years. He decides to hold an edition of the Hunger Games wherein previous winners will compete again.
        First released November 2013 it is 146 mins long and has a film rating of PG 13.

        On IMDB its has a review rating score of 8 out of 10.
        The main actors are as follows-

        Jennifer Lawrence- Katniss
        Josh Hutcherson- Peta
        Donald Sutherland- President Snow
        Woody Harrelson- Haymitch.

        MY EXPERIENCE
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        This is the second in the series of The hunger games books and films. I havent read the books at all but originally I went to see the first film with my sister because she has read the book. After seeing the first, which I really enjoyed I couldn´t wait for the second film.
        I think the second one keeps well to the story and does explain things well however my other half hadnt seen the first one, and I had to keep explaining who was who or what the relationship was.... so I think you do have to have seen the first one and recently to watching this one otherwise some bits of this dont make scene.

        The concept behind the second one is very strong throughout the film and the storyline is very good with twists and turns which keep the film very interesting. The ideas and creativeness for the games, or punishments I think were really original and cool.
        The fight scenes were very well planned and filmed, and are very effective to the watchers. I was surprised a couple of times about how things turned out within the fights and it kept me on the end of my seat, which is a great experience.


        The relationships between the characters are acted very well and I like that in this one we get to see Katniss and petas relationship grow. The actors show the awkwardness and tension very well and you are really rooting for them throughout the film and even at the end.
        Without giving anything away, I thought the ending was very odd and abrupt. I didnt like how the film ended and yes I know that it should leave you wanting more, but this time it didnt explain anything, its like they just stopped filming and I was left saying what the hell just happened!

        MY OPINION
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        I think you need to have seen the first one before you watch this one otherwise the rules and characters are a bit confusing. However overall the film is great with some strong acting and great fight scenes. It has a very colourful and creativeness to the story and set, which I really enjoyed.

        The only bad thing for me was the ending, I was kind of annoyed that you didnt find anything out and the film didnt tie together.... That being said I will be going to see the next one and I would recommend this one very highly.
        4 out of 5 stars!

        Thanks for reading.
        AmyBoo

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          06.02.2014 13:01
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          5 out of 5 stars

          THE GAME
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          Today Im reviewing a game for the XBOX kinect. The game is Kinect sports 1 and is the first one in a 2 part series. It is a sports game where you use your body as the controller. It is only available on the XBOX and you need a kinect in order to use the game.
          You can buy this game and most game stores and even in supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda.

          It costs 11GBP on Amazon.co.uk today.

          MY EXPERIENCE
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          I bought this game because I wanted something really active and something fun that you could play with many people. With this game it gives you a chance for 4 players to compete but also in the team mode you can play with as many as 12-15 players. I think the most we had was 14!
          It has 6 main games to play-

          TABLE TENNIS- This you can play against the computer or against each other with the screen split in two. Its a standard game of table tennis and the first one to 11 points is the winner.
          To play you use your hand as the racket and there are different techniques to be learnt, EG if you move your hand up it makes a fast fire ball. This adds great variation to the game and makes it more interesting and great to play against another player.

          The response time is very quick and accurate on this game and I do think this is the best game out of all 6.

          VOLLEY BALL- Again you can play against the computer or against another player. you play in a team of two.... one is you and one is the computer and again the screen is split into two.

          Its very easy to play this game, and the computer does prompt you on when to hit and jump, which while your learning is great. Its also very fast paced and sometimes hard to see the ball, so the prompts help you stay in the game.
          I like this one because you get to jump as well as to hit the ball, and its very realistic
          like your actually playing volleyball.


          BOWLING- You can play against each other in as many as four players, or again against the computer. This is the same as real bowling only you dont take a run up. Hold your arm back and swing it forward to release the ball.
          This game is quiet easy to play, even my 90 year old grandmother played it!!! Its not that responsive though, and I find once you find the middle its always a strike. Its a great one to play with kids as its very easy and realist for them.

          BOXING- This on is played against the computer or split screen against another player. To play you just start punching the air.
          I like this game as its great for fitness, its very fast and you get out of breathe very quickly!

          However, because the split screen is close together it can be a bit dangerous if you get over excited..... Iv been hit a few times by my other half!!! So because of this Im not sure its suitable for little people!
          FOOTBALL- I have played this game once and we didnt get on with it very well, so never played it again.I have however played the mini practice game for this one which I liked and will explain later.

          ATHLETICS- There is a lot to the part- 6 different mini games including long jump, javelin and hurdles and as many as 4 players can play at one time.
          Its great fun to play this one as a group and takes about 15mins to complete it all. Its very quick and responsive as well as being very realistic. I really like this one however its very tiring!!

          This one is great for all ages.
          So that is all the main games, however there are some more functions in the game. First of all for each main game it has 3 mini games. These are really training for the main game. For example The football has a penalty shoot out where you can be the goalie or the kicker, this really helps out for the main game. I love these mini games, they are much quicker than playing the main games and give more variety.

          Another function is team play.... this is where you can have as many people in the team as you want and you play a 7 mini game tournament. You get points every time you win and after the 7 mini games the team with the highest score wins.
          This is brilliant, especially if your having a party because it involves so many players and you can get some good banter going against each other. Its very funny to watch other people and its very enjoyable to cheer them on and shout in support.

          While all of this is going on, the kinect films everything and then at the end of each game plays back videos of you jumping and running and pulling funny faces! Its so funny!!!

          MY OPINION
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          I love this games for so many reasons. I find it to be very accurate and realistic as well as having great graphics and videos. Iv never seen it get stuck and it always keeps up with how fast pace our movements are without getting jagged, or slow.
          There is so much variety in this one game that there is something for everyone that can be enjoyed by all ages and all levels of fitness. Its great to play in big groups and involves everyone.

          What I love about this game is it gets people up and moving and even exercising, without you even realising it as your having so much fun. It has a great soundtrack to go with it which as well adds to the atmosphere.
          I paid around 20 GBP when it first came out and I would say its well worth the money for the amount of hour we have played. Its a game we always go back to and never gets boring which means great value for money.

          I would highly recommend it to everyone... from small children to old grannies (like mine). 5 stars for sure and its my favourite game to play on the kinect.
          AmyBoo

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          • vistaprint.co.uk / Online Shop / 50 Readings / 48 Ratings
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            AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!!

            THE PRODUCT
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            Ok, so today I´m writing about my experience with Vistaprint. Vistaprint is an on-line company that offers various products for you to personalise on the web and they print it and send it to you. It is only available on-line and is available around the world, but the head quarters are in the Netherlands.
            This website allows you to upload photos and draw and write on products to make them individual. Some examples of their products include, business cards and flyers, calendars, mugs and t-shirts.

            With such a wide range the costs vary depending on what you are printing, and the website is widely advertised on the TV and net, with special deals all the time.

            MY EXPERIENCE
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            I know friends that have used Vistaprint time and time again for business cards, saying its easy to do and the cheapest price around. My in-laws are always asking for photos of us all, so my Christmas I had the thought of making them each a calendar with our photos in. Vistaprint was running a very good deal on calendars, making them at half the normal price and with what my friends said I thought ´Wow this is perfect´.
            Finding the website was easy and you automatically get taken to you countries own one. Its was advertising the calendars on the front page, so I clicked on that and it bought me to the design page, where I had to choose the layout of the calendar and the style of the colours and back ground. All of this was easily done.

            Uploading the pictures was relatively easy as well, but did take a bit of time. Next was choosing the picture for each page and this was a very easy click on the photo and drag onto the page, and BAM, your calendar is complete! You could also add writing onto the calendar dates such as birthdays and important info, but I didnt do this, so I´m not sure how that bit works.
            So the actual making of the calendar was easy and it had a lot of designs and colours to make it personal. I liked the fact it also told you if the photo was low quality so you could change it to a better resolution.... That was very handy.

            So I ordered 4 calendars, and the more you bought, the more money they gave you off, Great! 4 calendars were 34GBP plus p and p, was free! Everything was hunky dorey and I was very impressed.
            Now my order went in on Dec 2nd as I wanted to make sure it was here in time for Xmas, and when I placed the order I was given a delivary date of 16th Dec.

            Then once they were printed I got an Email on the 9th from Vistaprint, saying that they would arrive on the 18th. So like any normal person.... I waited, and I waited and I waited..... the 18th came and went and it was the 22nd before I rang them to ask, as I understand Xmas is a busy time of year.
            The sales rep wasnt very polite at all, and pointed out that it had been posted and there was nothing they could do to find out. After me protesting to this she then said she would ring me back when she had more information on it. She never rang back and instead I just got sent an Email with my money being given back but in a voucher as they dont do refunds.

            So I rang again, and they had no idea what was going on and said the voucher was a good will gesture, but they didnt know if it would ever arrive and said that I should order it again with these vouchers. Safe to say I was livid at this point.... it was the 22nd Dec and I had no gifts for the in-laws, who we were spending Xmas day with!!
            I then had to go rushing around town trying to find presents for them!!!
            The calendars DID eventually turn up on the 14th JAN!!!
            And I will be using vista print to use up the vouchers they sent me, but Im going to make sure whatever I order I will order months in advance.


            MY OPINION
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            The website was very easy to use and the calendars are actually nice and are of a good quality but I will never recommend Vistaprint again. I think its wrong that they dont give you a refund, only vouchers and their customer service was awful. Promising to ring back and then never doing so. I´m not very impressed at all, and would like to say its a one off but after looking on the net, I´v seen thousands of complaints and actually some people that never saw a refund or voucher or their product, So I guess I´m lucky there!

            Would give it 0 if I could and I would never recommend. I know people that have used this site just fine, but due to their customer service I will never return.
            Thanks for reading.

            AmyBoo

            ** first written on 17.01.14

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              18.01.2014 12:20
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              THE PRODUCT
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              Today we are looking at the Extra WOW Mascara from Rimmels ´London look´ range.
              It has an oversized volume building brush easily that creates soft to dramatic looks. Rimmels advertising says-
              1. Supersized brush which makes it easy to build soft to dramatic look.

              2. Visible progressive volume up to 12X.

              3. Lash building formula for highly defined lashes.

              Its only available in one colour which is black and its not available in a waterproof version yet.
              It is available to buy from places that stock Rimmel products such as supermarkets and chemists and costs around 5-6 GBP. Today in Boots it costs 5.49 GBP

              MY EXPERIENCE
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              I actually love Rimmel products and have used them for years. Over Christmas I found a gift box of Rimmel products and decided to treat myself.
              The box was all ´london look´ style, using red and blacks only, and has a picture of Kate Moss on it. I was drawn to it because of the colours. I wear a lot of reds and I also love Rimmels mascaras, so I thought the box was a good buy. It contained a Rimmels wow mascara, a Kate Moss lasting Colour lipstick and a 60 sec dry nail polish in bright red.

              The mascara is in a narrow black plastic 8ml tube with a red union jack flag cross on it, with white and silver writing on it. It has a crew top lid which is easy to use, however its difficult to pull the wand out. It feels like it is vacuum sucked in!
              The wand is a good length and makes it easy to apply to the eyes. On the wand the bristles are shaped in an X, not all around as in normal mascaras. it has 2 rows of bristles on top, 2 rows on the east lets say, 2 rows on the south and 2 rows on the west. I found that very odd and I have to say Iv noticed no difference when applying at all, so I dont know why they have done it.

              Applying it takes ages. Its doesnt have any stick or hold as such. I curl my lashes first then apply the mascara which normal holds them in the curled position, but not this one. it weighs them down and takes ages to dry. That being said you also have to put a lot of product on to get anywhere, and it still looks like thin little lashes.
              It doesnt clump at all and does keep the lashes individual, but it takes a few coats to even see the mascara at all.

              Taking it off is very easy, I use make up remover and a cotton wool pad and it comes of first time without leaving panda eyes. It doesnt irritate my eyes at all, and does say its suitable for sensitive eyes on the tube.


              MY OPINION
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              This mascara does not give a very dramatic look at all- even putting several coats on got me no where with this product. so for me its something I will not be buying again, it also takes ages to dry and because of that doesnt hold any curl to the lashes. I was very disappointed by this mascara. It only comes in one shade and isnt waterproof. I would say the only good things are it comes off easily and doesnt irritate eyes.

              If you want a very light mascara that barely shows then this is for you, but personally I dont like it and wouldnt recommend on buying it. Although its cheap there are far better ones for this money. Normally Rimmel is better with mascaras.

              3 out of 5 and I wont be buying again.
              Thanks for reading.

              AmyBoo

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                THE PRODUCT
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                Today Im writing about the Neutrogena visibly clear range, that is especially formulated for acné prone skin. Lets look at the Pink grapefruit oil free acne wash.

                The #1 dermatologist recommended acne-fighting cleanser-Neutrogena´s Oil-Free Acne Wash now comes with an uplifting blast of pink grapefruit! With maximum strength Salicylic Acid acne medicine boosted by MicroClear technology, the Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash powerfully treats and helps prevent breakouts--even blackheads. This unique formula contains 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract plus vitamin C. It eliminates oil and dirt, and rinses clean without over-drying.
                It is:
                Oil-free
                Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
                MicroClear®
                Salicylic Acid

                What is Microclear??
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                Micro clear is a revolutionary technology proven to boost the power of acne medicine to help unclog congested pores. With powerful dissolving agents it breaks through oil to clear the way for the acne medicine to be absorbed, getting to the source of breakouts, before they begin.


                To use-
                Cleanse twice a day. Wet face. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Massage face gently. Rinse thoroughly.

                It is widely avaliable in supermarkets and chemists. I bought it from Boots where I paid 4.44 GBP for a 200 ml bottle.


                MY EXPERIENCE
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                I bought this product after researching online for the best acné skin treatments as I have troublesome skin that gets worse in Winter. I really wanted a whole package of products that is specially formulated for acné and came upon this one on the internet. It sounded really good and wasnt going to break the bank with each product ranging from 3-7GBP. So I bought a daily wash, a toner and a mosturizer.


                This wash is in a tall plastic see through bottle with rounded edges. It has clear labels on it and the writing is in black. It details the directions of use on the back of the bottle along with ingredients and explaining what the Microclear bit is. It has a clear push down action pump on the top of the bottle, that you have to twist to activate. I like the fact it has the pump as it makes it quick and easy to use when hands are wet and its much more sanitary, keeping all the bacteria out of the bottle.

                The liquid is bright pink in colour and is a thick gel, with the consistency like hair gel. You only need one full pump each time and its plenty for the whole face. The gel when applied to skin kind of melts into it, and becomes more liquid like. When using it it turns into a white liquid, but its not foamy at all, no matter how much you use or how long you scrub for it doesn't foam. It washes away easily without leaving any trace or residue on my skin.

                It smells of beautiful pink grapefruit's but despite being next to my nose, its not overpowering at all. Its a light sweet smell, which is quiet sharp at first but when washed off it leaves a very light scent on the skin. Its not obvious once washed off, but is there very faintly.

                I have been using it now for 5 weeks and I would say Iv used about a 6th of the bottle, and thats with every other day use. Going from that I think it will last me around 6 months, which for 4.44 GBP I think is great value for money.

                THE EFFECTS
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                I have noticed a dramatic improvement in blackheads on my skin, I used to suffer on my nose and chin, and now I only have a few on my nose... and my chin is slowly clearing. As for the acne, it is milder now and I dont see many new breakouts, so I think with continued use its going to really improve.
                Using this wash doesnt dry my skin out at all, and works well on the whole face with my combinations skin. Iv noticed my skin is smoother and has a more Matte effect. Though I have to say the first week I used it I had very oily pores.... but now that has gone, so I presume it was because I had No blocked pores keeping the oil trapped any more.


                MY OPINION
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                I think you can guess from the effects that im highly impressed by this product and the whole range as well. Its affordable, lasts a long time and it works without drying out my skin. I will continue to buy this product and with 5 out of 5 I highly recommend it, even to those with really bad skin.

                Thanks for reading and rating.

                AmyBoo

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                • Nescafe Cappuccino / Coffee / 42 Readings / 41 Ratings
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                  1 out of 5 for being easy to make! Avoid this if you love coffee

                  THE PRODUCT
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                  Today Im looking at the instant cappuccino range from coffee makers Nescafe. The promise from them is ´They´re frothy. They´re fabulous and now come in low-fat alternatives too. When you want an indulgent treat - coffee shop creaminess in your kitchen, choose something from the NESCAFÉ Specialty range.´
                  It comes as single sachets or as a big jar mix and is made up of Soluble coffee with Whitener, Sugar and Topping.

                  It is available from most supermarkets that stock the Nescafe range. A 10 pack of individual portions of coffee will cost around the 3 GBP mark. I however got mine from the local Tesco for half price at 1.49 GBP.

                  MY EXPERIENCE
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                  I bought this product because of the fact it was on offer. Its not something I normally buy but Im on a major saving money mode at the moment, and wanted to try it as I´v never had it before and now Im saving money I cant afford Costa coffee, or Neros. Im sure you all know the feeling. So anyway I thought making it at home was the next best thing.... I was wrong!

                  Firstly the packaging is nice, and has nice colour and designs. The wording is very clear as are the directions that are clearly printed in pictures and in words on the box. It is made from recyclable cardboard which is good as well. Once opening it you see 10 individual sized packets of the product. They have the exact same design and colour and the instructions again are printed here, which I think is quiet useful, so you can throw the box away and it takes less space in you cupboards to store them.

                  Opening the powder is an easy tear across the top. When looking inside I can see a mix of white and black powder with sugar mixed in as well. I love the smell of coffee when you first open the jar, but this isnt the same. It doesn't really smell like coffee at all.... just a sweet milk smell, but its not off putting at all.

                  To make the cappuccino you tip the sachet contents into a mug and add hot, but not boiling water to it, and stir, stir, stir. Easy as that.

                  The outcome, well it smells of a sweet milk but is appealing. It has a very thick foam ontop, not like foamed milk, but like a heavy mixed whipping cream, consistency. I could scoop it up with my finger, but my god the taste isnt good at all. It tastes like sour milk. I had to scrape it off. The coffee itself is light in colour and tastes of very weak coffee. Also I had to add more sugar to get the milk to taste like anything, and it already has sugar in which cant be good for the calorie count.


                  MY OPINION
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                  Overall Im majorly disappointed with this product and will not be buying it again. I guess it might be ok if you like milky water but for me it really didn't stand up for its name at all. I said to my other half I will drink them as I dont want to waste them at all, but Iv tried adding a shot of coffee to it and sugar, and even hot chocolate to see if I can make it drinkable.... but unfortunately not. So a waste of money on this one.... Thank god I didnt pay full price!

                  Not recommended at all.

                  Thanks for reading and rating.

                  AmyBoo

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                    THE PRODUCT
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                    Kate's collaboration with Rimmel London started in 2001. In 2011 Kate created and launched, with great success, her premier Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick range, since then followed up by a number of equally successful collections. Always bang on trend in both colour and finish, she brings to Rimmel something that only she could create.

                    The 1st Lipstick collection created by Kate Moss is her High intensity colour range that lasts for up to 8 hours. The formula is infused with Black Diamonds, and reflects light. It captues all the flair, edge and timelessness of Kate's unique look.

                    The lipstick range is avaliable in 9 different colours.
                    This range can be found in most chemists and supermarkets for around 6GBP. I bought my one from Boots just before Christmas and it cost me 5.49GBP


                    MY EXPERIENCE
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                    I love Rimmel as a brand and my old red lipstick had totally ran out. leading up to Christmas with many parties and family events I needed some more of my signature lippy. The one I had before was from Rimmel and it was of good quality and lasted ages so I headed straight for the Rimmel range in Boots.
                    I choose the Kate Moss range because I liked the deepness of the red and also the promise of 8 hours staying power. I dont like to keep reapplying all the time.

                    The lipstick I have is identical to the picture above. I like the feel of the tube and its thin enough to hold easily, however with it being black it is a bit of a pain in the neck to find in my handbag sometimes as it doesn't stand out!

                    The lipstick has a lid that clicks on, to hold it in place and you move the lipstick up and down by twisting the bottom. It moves very easily and glides up and down without sticking at all. The lipstick glides onto lips easily and at first shows a little colour but as the lipstick warms up against the skin the colour melts onto my lips nicely. It does stain the skin a little if you go too far over the lips, but not massively so its ok, I have to say when I first got the lipstick I hated the angle of the slope on the lippy and found it hard to put on my lips, but I wore down the point and after that it was a much better shape to fit my lips which made it easier and with no mistakes on my skin.

                    I have to say it does last a long time, especially if you blot the lips on tissue and then apply a top powder to it. It lasts many hours, I can go whole parties without reapplying. However the brightness of the red does fade, which some people would be ok with but I like a shocking bright red..... So I choose to reapply. If it was another colour I wouldn't and it would last the advertised 8 hours.

                    Taking it off I use a normal make up remover wipe which removes all traces of the lipstick and doesn't leave any residue or patchy colour on my lips at all.


                    MY OPINION
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                    A great lipstick, with a wide variety of colours in the range. It lives up to the promise of 8 hours wear and doesn't smudge. I like the easiness of applying the product and I think for the price its a great buy that will last me a long time. The only bad thing I can say is it keeps getting lost in my massive handbag (most girls can relate !!) but I do know that they have bought out a matte version of this range (that I plan on buying) and its a red case so will be easier to see.

                    Great product from Rimmel..... and maybe I will look like Kate Moss now? = P
                    4.5 out of 5 stars but I cant do the .5 so its a 4!
                    Highly recommended and I will be buying again.

                    Thanks for reading.
                    AmyBoo

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                      My new fave skin range that I will be buying over and over from now on

                      THE PRODUCT
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                      Today Im writing about the Neutrogena visibly clear range, that is especially formulated for acné prone skin. Lets look at the toner.

                      Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating Toner is a unique cleanser which is made especially to help eliminate and prevent blackheads.
                      It works deep down to remove dirt and oil trapped in your pores, removing the impurities that can lead to blackheads.
                      It contains a powerful blackhead-fighting ingredient to help eliminate and prevent blackheads.

                      Skin is left visibly cleaner and clearer.



                      How to Use
                      Apply to a cotton pad and wipe over the neck and face, avoiding the delicate eye area.
                      Do not rinse.

                      For best results use one or two times daily.

                      It can be found in most chemists and supermarkets. I bought mine from Boots, where currently its on sale for 2.49 GBP insted of 3.99 GBP for a 200ml bottle.


                      MY EXPERIENCE
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                      I bought this product after researching online for the best acné skin treatments as I have troublesome skin that gets worse in Winter. I really wanted a whole package of products that is specially formulated for acné and came upon this one on the internet. It sounded really good and wasnt going to break the bank with each product ranging from 3-7GBP. So I bought a daily wash, a toner and a mosturizer.

                      The packaging is very simply for this product and all of this range has the same orange, White and black labels. I found this great so I could easily recognise what products are in the range.
                      The bottle is clear and rectangular with rounded edges. The cap is a click cap that is on a Little hinge and has a small hole which is slightly elevated. This is where the product comes out.
                      On the back of the package there are very clear instructions and tips to use the product (as detailed above).

                      Using the product is very easy. you tip the bottle up and the liquid comes out. The liquid is a water like liquid and is clear. It can come out in small drips if you tip is up but if you squeeze it it does come out much faster.
                      The smell is very strong on this toner, it makes my eyes water every time I use it! It smells like alcohol. Its not unpleasant but I wish it smelt a bit weaker. It does also make open spots sting a little but not for long
                      It is instantly absorbed onto the skin without leaving any residue or colour and afterwards my face goes all tingly in a nice way.

                      THE EFFECT
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                      I have been using this product now, once a day for the last month, along with the other products in the range, the mosturizer and the daily wash and I am seeing a big improvement in my skin. It hasnt cleared it yet and I dont think it will help the scarring any but Im not getting any new blemishes and my skin looks brighter and more matte than before I used the product.


                      MY OPINION
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                      I like this toner a lot, its quick and easy. It is absorbed instantly so I can get dressed or go to bed without losing any time. I like the simpleness of the bottle and the fact it is see through so I can see how much I have left. In a month I have used a quarter of the bottle which means it should last around 4 months. I think that's great value for money, even at the full Price.
                      Its a shame it smells so strong but I guess that because its a strong product, and I wished it did help with scarring but you cant always have everything in one bottle hey!?

                      Im giving it 4 out of 5 because I have seen improvement and it doesn't dry out my skin. I would recommend it to acné sufferers however I would avoid it if you have more sensitive skin as I think the solutions is strong.

                      Thanks for Reading and rating.

                      AmyBoo

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                      09.01.2014 12:15
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                      Highly recommended

                      **** Film only review ****

                      THE FILM
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                      After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.

                      This film is a family comedy and is suitable for all ages. It is 95 mins long and was first released in Dec 2013.
                      This film has an IMDB rating of 6.6 out of 10 and a Metascore of 59/100


                      THE CAST
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                      Voices of main character as this is an animated film.

                      Bill Hader ... Flint Lockwood (voice)
                      Anna Faris ... Sam Sparks (voice)
                      James Caan ... Tim Lockwood (voice)
                      Will Forte ... Chester V (voice)
                      Andy Samberg ... Brent McHale (voice)
                      Benjamin Bratt ... Manny (voice)
                      Neil Patrick Harris ... Steve (voice)
                      Terry Crews ... Earl Devereaux (voice)

                      MY OPINION
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                      I loved this film, and would highly recommend it. Its is suitable and funny for all ages not just kids. I think the animation has been beautifully done with a lot of visuals which really work. Its very colourful and imaginative and unlike any other film/animation.
                      The story line itself is a bit weaker than I expected and I found it to be very basic. I didn't think the bad character was bad enough and I think he connected to the main character too much. There wasn't any evil in the film, which for me was a let down, as when your a kid there are always goodies and badies.

                      That being said the characters are well developed and the relationships are shown well throughout the script. The script its self is light hearted and funny and even in the heart felt moments they bring in some laughter.
                      For me the monkey Steve is the best bit! He is the one that makes the whole film funny and had me and my other half in fits. He doesn't really speak much but in his own language and actions I found myself giggling away. Im sure many children will be drawn to this character.

                      I love the creativeness of this film, taking food and making them into animals... or as the film says foodimals! its great to see the different creations. A Tacodile.... a crocodile made from a taco... and he is really scary! Shripanzes .... half shrimp and half chimpanze, and there are so many more. It makes it interesting to watch and fun for kids, and really clever at the same time. I like the fact it teaches kids to be creative.
                      THE SOUNDTRACK
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                      I had to write a separate title for this because the soundtrack for this film was amazing. All the songs picked are quiet unique songs, not your normal pop songs. All of the music is quite bouncy and happy and creative and fits the film really well.
                      Here are a couple of the films top tunes

                      New- Written and Performed by Paul McCartney
                      Celebrationator- Written by Mark Mothersbaugh. Performed by Thelma Houston and Mark Mothersbaugh

                      The Inventor Song- Written by Cody Cameron.Performed by Tennessee "CoCo" Daniels
                      Get Ready For This (YAR REMIX)- Written by Jean-Paul DeCoster, Filip De Wilde,
                      Simon Harris and Ray Slijngaard (as Raymond Slijngaard)
                      Performed by 2 Unlimited.


                      OVERVIEW
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                      4 out of 5 for this film. It misses one star for the story, but that's as an adult. I think kids will love it and it will become a family classic. At 95 mins long I think its perfect for all the family, and moves at a good pace. No matter what age, No matter who you are its worth a watch, and something Id be happy to watch again and again.

                      Thanks for reading and rating.
                      AmyBoo

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                        08.01.2014 10:41
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                        A great buy and highly recommended

                        THE PRODUCT
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                        Today I´m writing about my experience with a kitchen craft pastry product. It is the wooden and pure bristle pastry brush. Its a traditional pure bristle pastry brush with a wooden handle, to use for glazing pastry and for general basting.
                        It comes it 2 different sizes 19 cm and 25 cm.

                        Only suitable for hand wash, not for dishwashers.
                        I have seen this brand in Lakeland limited for around 3GBP however I bought mine from Amazon, when I came across it by accident and a cheaper price of 1.40GBP.
                        Looking today on Amazon it is 69p in the sale.


                        MY EXPERIENCE
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                        I like to cook and bake a lot in my free time, and Im always in need of a pastry brush, its one of those essentials in the kitchen. I was shopping on Amazon for some cupcake piping bags and this came up on my recommended buying bit at the bottom. It was much cheaper than in my local Lakeland limited so I bought it.
                        I got on big size and one smaller size brush. They big one I have been using for my desserts and I have to say its a nice size, that is easy to grip. Even with wet hands I can still hold on well. The bristles are quiet sturdy and apart from being a few different shades throughout the brush, they work well, It is soft enough not to leave any marks in your pastry but sturdy enough to paint where you need to paint and not anywhere else.

                        The smaller brush Im actually using to clean my coffee cafeteria everyday as the coffee grinds get stuck all the time. Its sturdy enough for this and the coffee doesn't stain the brush at all. The small brush is a perfect size to move around and get in the awkward spots.
                        I haven't had any of the bristles fall out while using it or while washing it. So I think the brush will last me a long time.

                        When the brushes dry, they do dry in one clump and I do have to separate them by hand, but that's no biggie and only takes two minutes.

                        MY OPINION
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                        These are a great quality brush that will last a very long time. They are well made and for the price I think its a great buy. Everything now is changing to silicone, including the Kitchen Craft range and these brushes are getting harder to come buy so I´m really happy I found such good quality brushes.
                        Highly recommended from me and a good 5 star rating.

                        Thanks for reading and rating as always guys.
                        AmyBoo

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                        • squidoo.com / Internet Site / 45 Readings / 45 Ratings
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                          07.01.2014 14:15
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                          Im gonna give up with it!!

                          THE PRODUCT/COMPANY
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                          Squidoo is a writing platform that enables you to write internet pages, kind of like blogging.It provides a web page template which you fill in, checking off their check-list on they way and then you can publish it on the web and earn money from the amount of views/traffic you get. You can also earn money through royalties from Amazon and eBay and other selling sites.


                          MY EXPERIENCE
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                          I joined Squidoo about 6 months ago. I had seen other pages on this site when I typed a search into Google, and read that you could earn money from it so I thought it might be a good idea to try. Plus I wanted to start my own blog, but I was a bit lost about where to start as I am by no means a computer person.

                          I picked this writing platform over other blog writing sites because This actually already has the basic layout, ok there are options so you can swap it around a bit, but the base was there and I had to just provide the pics and the writing content.
                          Also I liked the style and fun look of this site over others.
                          Having the basics layed out for me was very helpful, as is the check-list along the side of the page, that they provide. It means I don't miss anything out.

                          Signing up to the site and getting started was relatively easy with just a couple of pages to fill in, for a username and password and other personal details. Getting started was a bit more difficult, the website prompts you to where you need to go with helpful air bubbles explaining how it all works, but the website has its own language, like for example a page you are writing is called a ´lens´and the author is the ´lens master´, which when you first join is a bit confusing I found. However you do get used to it.

                          After you have written your first ´lens´ you get points awarded to your profile. These add up to levels and this is your reputation on the site. You work your way up but as far as I have got you don't get anything for it, it just shows others your knowledge. You get extra points for likes of your page and for traffic. You also get points for your activity on the website, so, looking at other peoples work, and liking it.

                          THE MONEY BIT
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                          Well I have to say its not easy, firstly the money doesn't show for 2 months after you have written your first ´lens´, so for the first 2 months you have no idea how you are doing. On your account page, otherwise known as the ´dashboard´it has the details of your earnings and ´lens´s´. Its not the easiest thing to work out and keep track of. Iv been on there 6 months and I´m still learning new things every time I go on there.
                          You can earn money from the pages you write, the money there comes from the traffic you acquire. I found this difficult as you have to advertise your page and go in the forums and say please read this. It can be quiet time consuming, but it does build up slowly slowly and become easier.

                          You can also earn money from putting Amazon and eBay sections on your ´lens´advertising their products. If someone clicks on it and buys it you get a royalty or % of the selling price, and believe it or not these can actually add up but you do have to have enough traffic first.
                          If you would like to read a couple of my lens´s please feel free to click below. Please note I´m not asking you to vote for me, or join the website, but this is so you can get an idea of what it is I´m talking about!

                          http://arts-humanities.squidoo.com/ideas-for-drama-class-warm-up
                          http://www.squidoo.com/living-in-spain2


                          MY OPINION
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                          Well as you can see I´v given this site 3 stars only and actually I have to say I wouldn´t recommend it. I like the layout and that the site gives you the basics so you can create a good looking and full web page. I like that you can add Amazon items and earn from that as well. I´m not keen on the language as it takes a while to learn and get your head around. Your not gonna get rich quick from this site and it is very time consuming, but as you move on and create more ´lens´it gets easier to get traffic.

                          I think everything about this site is ok, but only ok. What brings it down for me is the service from the team there. I had a problem with something I was writing, a bug on the editing module, and I reported it time and time again, and in the end I gave up as the person helping me was awful.This is why I wouldnt recommend it to others. There are better writing platforms and more helpful staff!
                          Thanks for reading and rating.
                          Amyboo

                          (First written on ciao in Nov 2013)

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                          • New Year's Resolutions / Discussion / 37 Readings / 37 Ratings
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                            06.01.2014 10:29
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                            Cant wait to achieve them and Good luck to everyone else with theirs :)

                            I don't like using the word resolution. I think it adds too much pressure to people and they get stressed out about it and feel awful when they give up or fail, therefore I give myself targets to work towards. Some people would say that is the same thing, but I see these ´targets´as a far more positive way to look at it. You have to find something that works for you personally.

                            So lets look at the previous years ones and compare to this years targets......
                            I like to have a list of places that I would like to travel to. Its normally a choice of 3 to 5 places. In the past few years I have been to Italy, Spain, Greece, Canary islands, Holland and Croatia.
                            So the first target and actually the biggest one for this year is AUSTRALIA. This is the only place on my list this year. Why? well its always been a place I want to go, but it is an expensive trip compared to Europe. But my time has run out, or rather not mine but my other halfs. In order to get a working visa you have to be 30 or under to apply. My other half has reached that age, so for him its now or never to go on the trip we want to go on. For me at 27 I could go another year, but I want to go with him so 2014 is the year to go. We are planning on leaving in Nov and actually staying 3/4 months so we can experience Christmas there :)

                            Next is Save as much money as possible..... This is never normally a target for me, because I´m not that kind of person, I´m not materialistic at all, I prefer experiences to things. However I am well aware that I need a certain amount of money to even be let into Oz and that's just to get in.... once we are there we have many things we want to do. Hopefully we will be working there and we can live off that but flights are expensive so needs are a must right now. 2014 is all about the cheapest way of living in order for one amazing trip of a lifetime.


                            My third and final target for 2014 is to keep in touch with my family and friends more. I travel a lot and work abroad for at least 6 months of the year, and have done now for 6 years and I have to say Im awful at keeping in touch, its like I just disappear for 6 months. I only talk to my mum a couple of times in 6 months, and some of you would be like what the hell right now, but the truth is my whole family are awful at keeping in touch as well. My mum hasn't spoken to her sister in months or her own mother in years and therefore I believe its how its been passed on to me. Plus when Im abroad and working, I don't have much time or sometimes don't have the resources to talk to people. WIFI isn't as accessible in some places I work and live and phone calls and texts cost a fortune, but with Skype and Watsapp, which are free and also Facebook again, which is free, I have no excuse. This year I WILL be better and This year I WILL make more effort and This year I WILL try my hardest to achieve this.

                            How you may ask? Well to help me I have set up reminders on my phone to go off twice a week, and if that doesn't work I will make them more frequent. I also have photos to put up around me to remind me of people so its less out of sight out of mind. This target is really important to me this year. Its all to easy just to think I will do it tomorrow, or next week, or next month but some people might not always be here, so I have to make the most of the hear and now.


                            So that's it for me this year, just 3 targets, but big ones. I know many people have resolutions and targets so to everyone Good luck and remember don't give up because you CAN do it. Mind over matter =)
                            Thanks for reading.

                            AmyBoo

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                            • About Time (DVD) / DVD / 45 Readings / 45 Ratings
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                              04.01.2014 13:20
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                              Worth a watch

                              THE FILM
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                              The film is about a British family in which the men can time travel. They cant go into the future or into anyone else's life, they can only effect their own lives. The story tells us what happens to the son and how he uses it to gain different outcomes in life. At the age of 21 years old, what does Tim want with his life and how can he achieve it?
                              Here is the main cast list-

                              Domhnall Gleeson ... Tim
                              Rachel McAdams ... Mary
                              Bill Nighy ... Dad
                              Lydia Wilson ... Kit Kat
                              Lindsay Duncan ... Mum
                              Richard Cordery ... Uncle D
                              The film is produced by Universal pictures and released 18th october 2013 and is 123 mins long.

                              It received an IMDB rating of 7.8.

                              MY OPINION
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                              I think the storyline is quiet basic, the normal romcom style storyline, but the concept of time travel and the way it works is really cool, and original. Unlike in other time travel films it is unique. Its really interesting how its fits together and how Tim (the main character) can only change things in his life and not travel into other time periods. It makes the storyline very clever.

                              I find the film to be well balanced between humour, and drama and I like the sincerity of the characters. The story is easy to follow and the characters are very believable. The relationship between the two main characters is portrayed well and grows and develops nicely throughout the film. The connections between the two actors is great and really shows the love throughout the film. The bonds between the family members are very strong, making the story realistic and believable.

                              The soundtrack is a massive part of this story and I feel they perfectly matched the music to the story and the events unfolding. I really liked the way the soundtrack supports and explains they plot and the connection between the characters.

                              At 123 mins I do think that its a bit long for a romcom film and in places the plot is a bit slow. Apart from that I found this film really nice and it held my attention with many laughs and some teary heart felt moments.

                              I would recommend this film if you like romcoms, however I would only watch it once. Its not good but its not quiet a classic for me. 4 out of 5 stars.

                              Thanks for reading. This is my first DVD review so any comments are welcomed.
                              AmyBoo

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                                03.01.2014 11:00
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                                I would buy again

                                THE PRODUCT
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                                You are reading about my experience with Rimmels 60 sec dry nail polish. It comes from the London Look range promoted by model Kate Moss.
                                It comes in 26 different colours

                                It has a XpressTM brush for 1 second application
                                Dries in less than 60 second!

                                ´Picture perfect nail colour in a flash!´ is the promise from Rimmel.
                                Its £3.69 RRP in most stores that sell the Rimmel range, such as Superdrug, Boots, Tesco, Savers and suchlike super markets. However you can find it cheaper, or as part of deals as well.


                                MY EXPERIENCE
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                                I actually love Rimmel products and have used them for years. Over Christmas I found a gift box of Rimmel products and decided to treat myself.
                                The box was all ´london look´ style, using red and blacks only, and has a picture of Kate Moss on it. I was drawn to it because of the colours. I wear a lot of reds and I also love Rimmels mascaras, so I thought the box was a good buy.
                                It contained a Rimmels wow mascara, a Kate Moss lasting Colour lipstick and a 60 sec dry nail polish in bright red.

                                The nail polish is in an 8ml glass rounded bottle with a black coloured wand. The bottle is see through so you can see the colour you buy, with black writing on it.
                                The promise is 60 secs to dry, with only one coat. The wand its self is long enough to reach almost the bottom of the bottle.
                                The special ´Xpress brush´ is a think, flat bristle brush with a complete rounded egde. This is for the quick application for the cuticle area, and works very well no matter how big the nail, from thumb to little pinky.

                                The nail polish itself is quiet thick, thicker than water... more syrup like, but this actually is still easy to apply, and doesnt leave brush marks from the strokes like I thought it would. It also means you only have to apply it once, and it does dry very quickly without going tacky at all. It is removed easily with nail varnish remover and cotton wool without staining the nails, or skin.


                                MY OPINION
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                                Well it does live up to the expectation. It dries in 60 secs, and is easy to apply. I really like the flat shaped brush, it really works to make the application neater and quicker. I think it is worth the money and the bottle will last a while and the range has a wide range of colours and glitters which I think is great.
                                It does have a couple of downsides though, because the polish is quiet thick it does come out a bit patchy, and after wearing it after 2 days I found it was chipped.

                                Overall it is one of the quickest and nicest colours I have found, I do love Rimmel and would def recommend this to others. I have since bought more colours of this range for myself and for my sisters as stocking fillers.
                                4 out of 5 stars.

                                Thanks for reading and rating.
                                AmyBoo

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