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      29.07.2014 21:07
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      • "Pleasant smell"

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      • "Not intensive enough for my hair"

      Nice smell but not much cop as a conditioner

      I have used the Mandarin Alberto BAlsam shampoo and so this is why i was tempted to try their matching conditioner though I was less pleased with this than I was with the shampoo.

      I picked up this large four hundred ml sized bottle from Home BArgains. It has a black push down plastic lid and the conditioner itself looks quite thick when you pour it onto your hand. It smells really fresh and fruity and I smoothes it through my hair and it rinsed off well afterwards in the shower.

      I do think however, that it didn't really condition my hair anywhere near as much as I would have liked it to. It feels like quite a weak conditioning treatment and my hair still had some tangle sin it afterwards so in this respect it didn't really impress me very much at all.

      On the positive side, it was cheap and it smelled nice and my husband and daughter both like it, so maybe it's just me.

      I can't give it many stars tough because for my hair it just didn't do anything wonderful.

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      29.07.2014 21:00
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      • "There are none they simply do not work"

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      • "Everything "

      Waste of money and waste of time

      I have tried using slimming tablets lots of times but I decided on some herbal ones made by Tesco which contain something called bladderwrack. Not having heard of this before I read the blurb and as they only cost three pounds forty nine for sixty tablets I decided to give them a go.

      What a compete waste of money they are. They did nothing at all to speed up my metabolism and on the down side I am sure they actually made my IBS condition even worse during the time i was taking these. I should have guessed that for under a fiver I wasn't going to get a great result for my money but being a bit of a Tesco addict I did have some faith in this product.

      I have since read some very bad reviews about these slimming tablets and my doctor has told me that I may as well have been swaling Smarties for all the good they did me.

      I would never buy them again and I cold not possibly recommend them.

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      29.07.2014 20:51
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      • "Makes my skin feel all peachy"
      • "Great fragrance"

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      My skin is as smooth as an apricot now

      I love to pamper myself with the occasion face mask and the bets cheap ones I can find at the moment are the ones made by superdrug. These are often on offer and I Used the Apricot Exfoliating mask the other night as I love to try fruit based masks ad they normally really invigorate and freshen up my skin - just what I feel i need at the moment.

      This one come sin a small flat sachet and the cream itself is rather thick. It smells reich and intensely fruity as soon as i started t apply it to my face. It doesn't tingle or sting at all and I just lay back and read a magazine on the bed while it got to work.

      It took ages to clean it off, even with my flannel and I felt like to i was actually just moving it around my face at one point rather than actually getting it off my skin.

      Afterwards my skin felt gorgeously soft and smooth and i love the way it seemed to brighten it up and make it look fresher.

      If you are on a budget and you want to treat yourself to a face mask then I really don't think you can go past this one. It's well worth it and i really recommend it.

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      28.07.2014 20:52
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      • "Don't feel sticky"
      • "Kind to my skin"
      • "They remove make up well"

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      • "None really "

      NIce wipes and a nice clean face

      I use all types of wet cleansing wipes for taking my make up off at the end of the day. I usually buy Johnson's wipes but I love to use Olay Essentials Wet Cleansing Wipes and they are currently on offer in Tescos - buy one and get the other half price. I have picked up, naturally, as I sue these every day and so i get through quite a lot of them.

      The reason I like them so much is that they really do remove all traces of my make up - even waterproof mascara. They are nicely fragranced, kind to my skin and they do not make my skin feel sticky or tacky when I have used them, as some other cheaper brands can do.

      They stay nice and moist right to the end of the pack and they are large and fairly robust so I can give my face a good scrub and I know they are not going to fall apart.

      Overall, wd recommend them as they are a brand that I definitely trust and they are well worth a try if you haven't used this brand before.

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      28.07.2014 01:28

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      • "I bought it second hand"
      • "some good recipe ideas"

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      • "slightly condescending"

      I am what I eat.......apparently

      I bought this book for fifty pence fro Marie curie and I am quite pleased I didn't pay full price for it. I have read it from start to finish and now it's gone back to the charity shop this weekend as though I thought it might be a good idea at the th time, I have since had enough of Gillian mkeith. The book has some ok recipe ideas but to be honest, it's fairly condescending in its approach and Gillian comes across much like she did in her tv show. My husband liked to read it on the loo for some strange reason, so I suppose that says it all really. Not recommended.

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      27.07.2014 19:32
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      • "They work "
      • Tasty

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      • "Expensive "

      A speedy way to shed those extra pounds

      I am always trying to lose weight and it was my friend at work who suggested I try iShot skinny slim potion with Acai Berry. I bought a pack of twelve of these quite tiny sixty ml shots, which come in little plastic bottles with twist off tops. They cost me eighteen pounds as it was cheaper to buy them en masse and as Amazon never seem to have any in stock I got mine from an online store called Rossmore.

      The ingredients are:

      Water, Maltodextrin, Taurine (500mg), Citric Acid, Bitter Orange peel Extract, Acai Extract, Flavouring, Guarana, Green Tea, Caffeine (0.130%), Natural Colouring (Grape Skin Extract), Glucoronolactone, L-Carnitine, Sweetners (Sucralose, Acesufame K), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Vitamins (Niadn-B3, Panthotenic Add-B5, B6, FOlic Acid-B9, B12), Inositol, Chromium Picolinate.

      They are designed to be drunk before a main meal and / or before you exercise. I do both and I never take more than two of these per day, usually only having one after work at night before I hit the gym. They taste really fruity and ever so slightly tarty but as they are so small, they go down in about two sips. They are designed to increase your energy levels and I actually prefer these to the likes of slimming pills (herbal) or Slimfast drinks or snacks and meal replacements.
      I do feel that these drinks have managed to speed up my metabolism and I am losing about a pound a week more now that I used to be before I started to drink these.

      Long term I don’t know if it’s a good idea to keep taking them but certainly in the shorter term I am going to stick with them and possibly buy one more batch simply because they do appear to work. They are loaded with caffeine but I have never had any adverse effects and as a short-term measure in speeding up your metabolism I would definitely recommend these.


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      26.07.2014 21:21
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      • "It helps to a degree "

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      • "Had hoped for it to work a littl ebetter"

      Still stressed and still spotty

      I use Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stress Control Scrub because every ow and again I suffer terribly from breakouts on my chin and forehead. I had hoped that by the time I had reached my thirties, that my battle with pimples and spots might have stopped, but alas, this was not meant to be. At certain times of the month it is even worse and I think this is because my chin and forehead are also the greasiest areas of my face. buy this one hundred and fifty mil sized tube from tesco when I do my shopping and it cost me just under three pounds. It contains aloe vera and cucumber and it smells nice and fresh. I contains a lot of little grainy lumps which you can definitely feel as you rub it over your face. This isn't an unpleasant feeling and in fact it makes me feel that i am getting a really nice deep down clean. It rinses off well afterwards and the only thing I don't like about it so much is that it can have a tendency to make my face feel a little tight afterwards. It hasn't prevented the spots however, so in terms of its effectiveness i can only give it two stars. I'm still going to finish to the tube but I think i might try another brand next time just to compare.

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      25.07.2014 18:35
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      • "Tightens my pores and freshens my skin"

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      • " it's great "
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      Lovely tightening face mask from Boots

      I have been using Boots own brand of face masks for years, ever since I was in my teens, to be exact. one of their best ones for a freshen up is the tea tree and witch hazel mask which comes in a small fifty ml sized tube and is available only from BOots. This is applied directly to the skin and I only ever put on a small amount, less than the directions actually tell me too, as this saves money and i have found that the mask works just as well as if i had applied a thicker coating. I usually lie down and wait about twenty minutes with this mask on my face and allow it to dry off. IT's the type of mask that peels off the skin rather than washes off and whilst it does feel a little bit odd, the first time you use this, the skin on my face and neck does feel wonderfully smooth and polished afterwards. I also do feel a very slight tingling sensation on my skin whilst his mask is taking time to dry off and I think this is the witch hazel getting to work in tightening up my pores. I use this mask about once very two weeks and I would thoroughly recommend it .

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        25.07.2014 18:22
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        • "Works well and absorbs easily "

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        • "I can't wear it during the day - too rich "

        Great as an alternative to the Simple range

        I have recently been using Simply Sensitive Might Moisturiser from Boots which does remind me a lot of the Simple range that I use all the time too. Last time I bought a pot of the Night Moisturizer in this range it was on special offer of buy one and get another for half of the proce. This moisturizer is lovely and rich and thick and creamy, yet despite this it never clogs my pores or makes me break out in spots, which is surprising as I usually have to be really careful about using thick and heavy night creams as they can be very heavy for my skin. It sinks into my skin rapidly and it's great to use f you have been out in the sun all day log like I have today as that is when my skin is at its most sentive and as it contains aloe vera, this makes it feel very cooling and calming and soothing on my skin. IT doesn't really have any fragrance that I am able to detect but it makes my sin feel lovely and smooth and plumps it up. Great to wear just before bed at night but obviously no good to wear as a light day time moisturizer. Lovely stuff and highly recommended.

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        21.07.2014 15:34
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        • "It was really cheap"

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        • "It doesn't hold my style in place "
        • "It made my hair feel sticky"

        I would never buy this again

        I bought Wella Silvikrin Natural HOld as it was the only one they had in the shop at the time and I had forgotten to pack my hairspray when I had left the house to travel to London for my get away with the girls. I used this four days and every day I swore I''''d go into Boots and buy another brand It sprayed fine, in a thin mist and seemed to dry on my hair quite quickly - i didn''''t have to wait around for ages for it to ''''set''''. I hated the way my hair looked about half and hour after using this hairspray though. It seemed to give it a dull matt toen to it and my hair looked and felt rather lank and lifeless. It wasn''''t able to hold my up-do in place at all and strands kept on falling over my face. It wasn''''t like i was doing anything strenuous at the time - I was simply window shopping and walking around the City Centre. It was really disappointing and I threw it away jut as soon as I got back home. It seemed like a good price for only one pound but to me, it was money down the drain. Simply not strong enough.

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        21.07.2014 15:14
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        • "The way it makes my skin feel"

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        • "None really "

        Oh Olay, I love this face wash

        I love Olay products and one of the ones I am using at the moment is their Essentials Refreshing Face Wash. I went away on a girly trip to London recently with some friends and I took this with me and used it for the four days I was there. It is so convenient to use and it''''s not expensive at just less than three pounds for the tube. It has a flip top lid and it lathers well once it comes into contact with water. It feels and smells absolutely gorgeous on my skin and it never never leaves it feeling tight or taut like soap can do. It rinses off well and leaves my face just feeling wonderfully soft ad fresh and dare i say it? glowing. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin since I have been using this wonderful product and i really do recommend it .

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      • Tesco My Baby's Shampoo / Baby Care / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        19.07.2014 18:57
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        • "Cleans well and rinses out well"
        • "Cheaper than branded"

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        • "There were none for us"

        Not just for babies and cheaper than Johnson''s

        My daughter is eight years old now but right up until she was about six I was using Tesco''''s own brand of baby shampoo. I started to buy this as I was finding that the Johns''''son variety was very expensive and I looked online and found out that this got good reviews. For the past few years she has been using normal adult shampoos as she isn''''t so panicky if the suds get into her eyes as much as she used to be. These large sized bottles only used to cost a pound at the time and they had the usual flip top lid. I only ever needed to use a small amount as Sarah''''s hair was so fine and it rinsed out well and lathered up very well too. I can also confirm that this shampoo never stung her eyes as she never complained of this and she is terrible for moving around a lot when anyone is attempting to wash or brush her hair. Overall, it was a lovely shampoo and I think that we all see this at one time or another. In fact, now I have written this review I might go back to Tesco''''s and see if they are still selling it as I recall it did make my hair feel really lovely.

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        19.07.2014 17:47
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        • "Nice fragrance "

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        • "Makes my hair lank and limp"
        • "Expensive "

        Goodbye dry hair hello lank and limp hair

        I have to use a conditioner on my hair every time I wash it as the ends are very dry but I have the added complication that the roots are also very greasy at he same time so I have to be really careful about which type I choose to use. I have used Aussie hair care products a few times and whilst I do like most of them i cannot say that I rate their Miracle Moist Conditioner very highly as it simply doesn''''t suit my particular hair type. Since I have has my hair dyed a lighter colour it has become more porous and feels even drier at the ends and so i have to use a good quality conditioner. Tsione is expensive for what it is at four pounds a bottle but it''''s often on offer in supermarkets. It''''s thick and white and creamy in colour and it smells lovely on my hair but after I have rinsed it off and then i try to dry and style it i find that my hair seems to feel and look very limp and lank and lacks any volume,. I have tried using less conditioner but it never seems to make much difference and so this is yet another one i have relegated to the back of my bathroom cabinet. Not recommended.

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        18.07.2014 21:35
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        • "I haven't got any "

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        • Expensive
        • "Makes my hair limp and lifeless"

        Great if you like limp and lifeless hair

        I still have a whole bottle left of this Moroccan Oil shampoo in my bathroom cabinet. I had bought two as I had read good reports about it and it was on offer in Boots, buy one and get the other one half price. It was expensive for a shampoo and cost me almost seven pounds but my way of thinking was that i was getting two bottles for this price so it was actually a good offer. The first time I used it I wasn''''t impressed at how the shampoo looked when i poured into the palm of my wet hands. It was poo coloured and looked like a jelly type of consistency and not at all what I had imagined. It smelled ok, nothing special but it took a lot to get it to lather up in my hair. Afterwards, I have to say that my felt and looked like it needed to be washed again as it was lifeless and limp and I just couldn''''t do a thing with it. It certainly does nothing at all for my hair and though I preserved a few more times with this shampoo, i am afraid I just cannot get away with it and i feel like i wasted my money. Not for me and certainly not recommended.

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      • Sainsbury's Basics Handwash / Soaps / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        18.07.2014 21:27
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        • "Very cheap "

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        • "Not a nice smell "
        • "Runny consistency"

        No thank you Sainsburys

        Possibly one of my least favourite hand soaps is that made by Sainsburys and is part of their basic range. This particular hand soap only costs sixty pence but you really can tell that as the quality isn''''t very good at all. The smell is very faint and it doesn''''t lather up very well at all. The consistency of this hand cream is very thin, almost runny and I always feel that i have to use a lot of it in order to get a decent lather when compared to my usual hand soaps. Also, as it is part of Sainsbury''''s basic range, the packaging is fairly plain and simple and not that great to look at and I prefer only to use this if I have absolutely nothing else to use. I have bought this a couple of times but it also dries out my hands quite quickly and I then find I have to use a hand cream to counteract the dryness. Not one I am impressed with and I don''''t recommend it.

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