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      01.09.2014 17:52
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      • "Not a bad price "
      • "It works well"

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      • "The difficult to open top "

      This is the expert

      I like Boots Expert range and I use the Expert Thickening Shampoo from this range.

      This costs £2.93 for 200ml. I use this as I have hair that is fine, limp and thin. This shampoo works well for me personally by adding bounce and body and volume to my hair, which I am unable to achieve with most other thickening shampoos.

      I don’t like the push down applicator as I find this hard to use in the shower when my hands are wet. I end up dropping it onto the bottom of the shower floor, mote times than not.

      The shampoo is a medium level consistency and it lathers up very well on wet hair. I use this twice and then rinse thoroughly. It takes a long time to get all of the soap out as the lather is really very rich and intense so it takes a long time to wash my hair with this shampoo.

      I then follow this application with the Boots Expert leave in Conditioner and the two work well together to restore my hair by hydrating and adding volume and bounce.

      The shampoo isn’t the best smelling shampoo I have ever used and this lets it down somewhat.
      My hair looks good for a couple of days after I’ve used this shampoo and I can style it well.

      I’m happy to keep using this shampoo as it works well for my hair type and I like the way it makes my hair look and feel after I have used it.
      Also, it’s a fair price and not over the top.

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      01.09.2014 17:49

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      • "Feeling of pure luxury"
      • Lather
      • Smell

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      • "Not one "

      Triple Moisture is better than double

      I will often use Dove products as they are they do a great range and I like the way they suit my skin.

      I use Dove Triple Moisturising Body Wash as it is so moisturising and it is at a price I feel comfortable with. I pay £1.89 for a bottle 200ml in size. This wash from Dove who are experts in skin care,, say that they was works in three different ways. Firstly, it is absorbed by the skin when you wash with it. Secondly, it puts back moisture into the skin and lastly, it keeps that moisture locked inside the skin layers.

      The wash is thick and white and smells really nice. It smells like a lot of the other Dove products I use and it feels luxurious and very rich and very creamy on my skin.

      It lathers up very well on the sponge and I use this all over my body.
      It makes my skin feel very soft and I also have used this in the bath as well as in the shower.

      The bottle lasts me a long time, as I need only have to use a small amount.
      This body wash makes my skin feel very well hydrated and well moisturised and it leaves a lingering perfume all over my skin which seems to last all day.

      I also use the Dove Moisturiser after I have washed with this and I think that the two things go very well together and compliment one another.

      I think that this is well priced and a great everyday product to use but something that’s till feels a little bit special to use.

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      01.09.2014 17:47
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      • "Very soothing and moisturising "

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      • "None for me "

      Boots are the experts in nipple cream

      I had great difficulty in breastfeeding my daughter when she was younger but I tried hard not to give up too soon. My nipples really suffered and to be quite honest they haven’t been the same since!


      I used Boots Expert Moisturising Nipple Cream and found that this worked really well for me. I first used this the day after my daughter was born and I was still on the hospital ward. I had bought it to take into hospital with me. As it had been recommended by a good friend of mine.

      My nipples quickly became dry and very cracked and hard but as soon as I started to use this cream I found it really helped and eased the soreness and pain as the moisture was reintroduced to my nipples. My daughter liked to suckle even after she had drunk her fill, and I think this was the problem for me personally.

      The cream contains aloe vera and vitamin E, which soothed and protected my nipples a lot.

      The tube cost me just over £3 from Boots and although small it lasted a long time as only a small amount is required.


      It contains glycerin and if I kept it cold in the fridge I always felt an immediate relief as soon as I had applied it. It has no smell at al and was absorbed quickly and didn’t feel oily at all.

      Though I am past breastfeeding her now I still use this cream occasionally as my nipples can become dry and cracked and painful especially before menstruation and I still find this a very useful product to use even now.

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      01.09.2014 17:44
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      • "Fast absorbtion "
      • "Works well"

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      • "The smell isn't what I'd expected "

      Gorgeous Feet

      Dry skin on my feet are something of a problem for me. I therefore use a good quality moisturiser from Boots called Gorgeous Feet Intensive Moisturiser. For me, this works very well at ridding my hard, dry cracked skin, though it is gentle at the same time.

      It comes in a glass jar, which I prefer it in a tube container. It costs £4.99 but is long lasting.

      The cream is very thick in consistency and is absorbed well into the feet of my skin. I like to use this most evenings after washing and not just as a once a week treat.

      This cream works best when it is used very regularly – this is why I use it most nights.

      It will work better if used in conjunction with a pumice stone or other skin remover beforehand.

      The smell of this cream is for me a let down. It is too sweet smelling and not floral or scented as I had imagined it might have been.

      The smell lingers for a long time after application. I feel that the smell is quite sickly sweet smelling and is perhaps, the only thing which lets this cream down.

      On the flip side, the cream itself is hard working and goes a long way to restoring the look, feel and tone of the skin on my feet, especially along the back of the heels where the cracks are most obvious.

      This cream definitely works for me and is a good price and so I would have to say that I do recommend it.

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    • Boots Baby Oil / Baby Care / 1 Reading / 0 Ratings
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      01.09.2014 17:41

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      • "Cheaper than branded"

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      • "Takes a little while to get used to it "

      Not just for babies

      I use baby oil quite a lot of the time. I used to use it on my daughter when she was tiny and ever since then I have started to use it myself.

      I used to use Johnson’s Baby Oil but have found an alternative in Boot’s own brand which is cheaper and works just the same as Johnson’s does. The bottle is a size 300ml and costs £1.59

      My daughter was a ‘crier’ when she was tiny and I was recommended by my health visitor to use baby oil on her to calm her down with massage. I used to use this on her after her bath to seal in the moisture but using it for the massage sessions worked well for us both and really helped to placate her and made her a calmer baby. This was the first time I started to use this oil on myself too.

      I use this after my bath or my shower and its kind and gentle on my skin. After the birth of my daughter I was told be someone in the hospital that it can be used during pregnancy to avoid stretch marks, unfortunately, I didn’t use it during this time but have done since.

      I use it on my own damp skin after washing and it helps to seal in moisture and makes my skin feel smoother and more hydrated I use this about three times a week and I have noticed a difference since I started.

      It feels oily and greasy but has hardly any smell and as it spreads out a long way, one 300ml sized bottle lasts me for a few months. The packaging is plain and very simple looking, with a plain plastic bottle, screw of lid and a picture of an infant on the front. The bottle can be recycled after use.

      I don't like the initial greasy feeling upon first applying the lotion or the way the bottle feels greasy all the time, but overall I think the benefits of using this on my skin outweigh the negatives.

      It’s a cheap and very effective way to moisturise my skin and I’m glad I’ve discovered its benefits even though I wish I had used it during my pregnancy.

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      31.08.2014 20:23
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      • "Good for holidays"

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      • "Expensive "
      • "Very oily and greasy"

      Tiny Quickie wipes

      I have used Quickies eye make up remover pads on three occasions, and all three times it was because I was on holiday and I bought them simply because it was more convenient than having to take separate lotion and cotton wool with me. I don’t use these all the time, only for convenience.

      They are fine as a short tem measure but actually, at £2.19 for only 20 very small wipes (one for each eye) it actually can work out very expensive if you are going to use these all the time. These wipes come in a small navy blue plastic round shaped pot with a press down and click lid. The packaging is good and the wipes never dry out.

      On the negative side, they are very small, and though I say one wipe for each eye, there have been occasions where I have had to use two as they are very small. They are not that great to use, either, as they tens to be really quite oily and they leave my vision slightly blurred after I have used them and it takes me quite a while for all of the oil to disperse.

      To me, they actually look just like those Quickie nail polish remover wipes (except they don't pong and they come in a different coloured pot). Each little wipe is stacked inside the tub, one wipe on top of another. They are gentle on the eye and not harsh and they don't irritate.

      They smell pleasant and fresh and they do an ok job of removing all make up (including waterproof mascara). As I say though, I really don’t think I would choose to use these on a longer term basis though they are great for short term use and really handy to pack in you luggage if you’re going away.

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      30.08.2014 14:29
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      • "Heals cracks "
      • "Softens and smoothes"

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      • "None "

      Now I have soft and nourished lips

      I seem to have loads of lip balms and creams and one of the ones I do have at the bottom of my bag, and one which I use a lot is my Nivea Lip Balm Pearl and Shine. This comes in a small 4.8g tube which you have to turn at the bottom and it comes out at the top (once you have taken off the top).

      These are available all over the place but I tend to buy mine from Superdrug, where they work out about ten pence cheaper than Boots. It’s only a small lipstick sized stick but you only need to use a small amount and so it works out good value for money as it lasts for ages.

      These little sticks contain a host of great ingredients which are good for the lips, including shea butter vitamin E and jojoba oil. This is not a clear lip balm though so it’s not going to be great for a man to wear as after application, it does leave a very faint pearly sheen to the lips, which can be seen and is not invisible. It can be worn on its own or over lipstick, and I actually use it both ways. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's murder trying to prize a new one from the cardboard and plastic container it comes in.


      It also has a very slight delicate fresh fragrance to it, which I love and it stays put once on the lips and doesn't look greasy or feel sticky at all. It does a great job in making my lips fees soft, smooth and well moisturised and it does wonders for healing lips that are already very dry and cracked.


      It’s so tiny I can just easily fit it into my handbag and I really do recommend them.

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      29.08.2014 17:24
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      • "It was really cheap "

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      • "It's hopeless at removing make up "

      Great if you like Panda Eyes

      I bought some Nivea Gentle Eye make up remover from Home Bargains as I had run out of my usual brand and this one was only 99p for a good sized bottle.

      The branding is much the same as the usual Nivea branding and it comes in a plastic bottle and looks blue as the packaging is ever so slightly see through. I usually use eye make up remover wipes to take off my eye shadow and mascara and eye liner but I’ve used Nivea products loads of times before and been really impressed with them so thought nothing more of it.

      I used it for the first time about two weeks ago and I applied a small amount to my cotton wool pad, as directed on the reverse of the bottle. It has a flip off lid and inside there is a small hole so you can actually disperse as much or as little of this as you want to use easily, and none goes to waste. The first thing I noticed about this was how weak and watery it seemed t be and it was easily absorbed into the cotton wool pad, so much so that I had to keep on pouring more and more out of the bottle.

      I wiped it over my eyes (as directed) and all it seemed to do was to smudge my mascara and eye shadow across my face, rather than remove any of it. There was a small amount of make up on the cotton wool pad but not a lot really and I was disappointed that it smudged rather than removed.

      It also slightly aggravated my eyes and they stung afterwards and this ahs never happened to me before with any other Nivea product, so I was quite surprised. Overall, I can’t say I have been impressed with this product and I have now gone back to my usual eye make up remover wipes.

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      28.08.2014 17:56
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      Nourished nails with no chipping or splitting

      I use nail polishes quite a lot and everyone says to me they don’t know how I have the time to keep painting my nails. I’m good at doing it by candlelight too and can manage to apply it without smudging, even whilst watching TV.

      I used to use Tesco’s own brand of nail polish remover but I was finding that it was really drying out my nails and causing them to split and break. My nails felt like they were becoming more and more brittle and I mentioned this to my friend at work and it was she who suggested that I try The Cutex range, and in particular, she suggested either the Nourishing one or the Moisture Guard as they are both designed to prevent both the chipping and the splitting as it adds moisture and nourishment to your nails whilst it removes the old polish.

      These nail varnishes from Cutex come in different formats, depending on what your nail “issue” happens to be. This 200ml sized bottle cost me £1.69 from Sainsbury’s and the first thing I noticed about it was that it certainly does NOT smell as strong as the Tesco one I had been using before.

      I use it the same as I do any other varnish remover by soaking a small amount onto a cotton wool pad. This nail varnish remover is great because it aids the polish I coming off straight away so I don’t have to keep rubbing at the nail, an what’s more, it doesn't make the varnish spread out across the skin, as some cheaper removers can do.

      My nails have been slightly better since I have started to use this and I have noticed that I am experiencing less chipping and splitting, so as far as I am concerned it’s worth paying the extra for. Plus my husband doesn't complain about the smell any more, so that’s another added bonus.

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    • Nip & Fab Spot Fix / Skin Care / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      28.08.2014 13:53
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      • "Clears spots in a flash"

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      • "Slightly expensive for the amount you actually get "

      Be gone you horrible spot

      I have used a fair few Nip and Fab products and I buy most of mine from TK Maxx, where they tend to be a lot cheaper than they are in either Boots or Superdrug. Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will know that I often mention those horrible hurty spots I get at certain times of the month, primarily on my chin. They don't look particularly bad but boy, do they hurt.

      I used to use plain old TCP on my spots (as I have done this since I was in my teens) but then I discovered Nip and Fab Spot Fix. This comes in a tiny 15ml sized tube and it costs just a fraction under ten pounds. It has a long shelf life though and you only need to use the tiniest amount (unless you have a lot of spots).

      It is a clean gel and the tube has a nice pointed end so that you can actually direct it right at the core of the spot. I actually prefer to use a cotton wool tip as I find that I can get a better application this way.

      The gel itself is clear and I can personally detect no smell on it at all. Sometimes it hurts when I apply this gel, other times I can feel nothing at all, I think it just depends on whether or not the head is broken.

      This gel works fast and for me personally it has been a bit of a life saver as I usually find that I am about to develop a spot the night before I am going gout or have something important going on at work - possibly stress related?

      It clears the spot before it manages to erupt and it works for me within twelve hours, which is really impressive It also doesn't have the TCP smell, which can be really off putting.

      Overall, I am really happy wit this product and would definitely recommend it.

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      26.08.2014 20:27
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      • "makes my hair feels good and silky"

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      • "Quite expensive "

      No longer irritated

      I've used Head and Shoulders products for years. Most of the time my scalp is fine as my roots are quite greasy but every now and again I find that I get an itchy scalp and it can flake off and this is when I need to use a good medicated shampoo.

      Previously, I have fund that some medicated shampoos can dry out my hair even though they do help with the scalp irritation. I was therefore delighted when I discovered Head and Shoulders Hydrating Smooth and Silky shampoo. The only thing I don't love about this shampoo s its price tag as it can be expensive at over three pounds for a fairly small bottle. I have not yet been able to find it in the likes of Home Bargains but I still keep looking out whenever I go in there.

      This shampoo looks like any of the regular bottles of Head and Shoulders. It is quite thick in consistency and it lathers up really well on well wetted through hair. It also smells nice and not as medicated as say, the likes of Vosene shampoo.

      It rinses off my hair well afterwards and unlike with other shampoos, I don't use this to wash my hair twice as I usually find that one wash with enough shampoo the first time, is enough to do the job. This also saves money as it means I am not wasting shampoo by washing my hair a second time unnecessarily.

      After about three washes this is usually enough for me to be able to feel a huge difference in how my scalp feels. IT is no longer irritated or itchy and my hair doesn't look dried out of brittle.

      Overall, it is a really great shampoo as it makes my hair look and feel fabulous and it helps my poor scalp condition at the same time.

      Highly recommended.

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      26.08.2014 15:13
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      • "Helps improve skin tone and feel "
      • "Long lasting"
      • Hydration

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      • "There are none for me "

      If you ant soft and smooth - use this

      I use Aveeno Creams and lotions a lot as anyone who has read my previous reviews will be able to voucher for. I was first introduced tot he Aveeno range by my daughter's GP who prescribed the bath and body oils for her severe eczema. There was nothing that would work for her but Aveeno to us is a "miracle" product that saved Sarah a lot of misery.

      Since receiving and using the prescriptions for Sarah, I have actually gone on to use most of the products in this range for myself and I canto say that I not been unimpressed with any of them. The newest one I have been using is their dry skin lotion with Shea Butter. This lovely to use and I feel it is slightly different in texture and consistency from the other products in this range in that it feels ever so slightly thinner. I may be thinner but it is no less effective than their original body lotion and it has really improved bot the tone and the texture of my skin, especially on my shins, where I suffer fro really dry skin which can look even worse during the winter months when I have my central heating on.

      the cream itself I buy from Boots though it is also for sale is most supermarkets. It comes in a large tube (made of plastic) and it simply states what it is and what it does on the front. I not only use this on my body after a bath or shower, but I use it during the day too. I have even been known to take it to work when my legs have been bare during the summer we had this year and topped it up during my break or munch time.

      It softens and hydrates the skin and makes it feel really smooth and supple. This feeling lasts for hours after application and it never makes my skin feel tacky or sticky.

      I would really thoroughly recommend it.

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      23.08.2014 15:48
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      • "It wasnt too expensive"

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      • "It doesn't add a lot of volume"

      Not such a great mousse this one

      I bought some Pantene Extra Hold Volumising Mousse as I was having an up-do and the hairdresser had suggested that I use this beforehand to keep the style in place and to give my hair more lift. I bought this can for only £1.29 from Home Bargains but to be honest it didn't do a great deal for my hair in terms of adding extra volume much at all.

      I used this mousse on a fair few occasions and actually I have just over half of the bottle left now and I have treid using slightly more and slightly less but it doesn't really give me an more volume than I had before. It has quite a pleasant fragrance and it is off white in colour and the normal consistency, I would say, of your average hair mousse. It's important to wash your hands after using it as it can feel tacky though not in the hair, only on the hands.

      On the plus side, at least this mousse does not make my hair feel sticky as I have found with some other mousse's have used but overall it is very disappointing and I cannot really recommend it. I will try another brand next time I go to buy mousse.

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    • Lush Honey Waffle Soap / Soaps / 12 Readings / 11 Ratings
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      11.08.2014 20:46
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      • "So nice on my skin "
      • "The smell"

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      • "The price"

      A waffly lovely soap from Lush

      It has been ages since I have been able to get any ore of this Lush Honey Waffle soap. I last bought some online when it was part of the Retro Range and it was advertised in the Lush magazine that I pick up whenever I pop into a lUsh store.

      This soap wasn't cheap when i used to buy it, at just under four pounds for an average sized bar. However, it lasted for ages, made my skin feel gorgeously soft and smooth and it also made my bathroom smell great too.

      The thing I used to like about this soap was that it had a honeycomb (or at least part of one) running right through them middle of the bar. I know this probably sounds a bit naff, but I actually loved the idea of this and it just made the soap extra special for me. My hubby hated this soap, saying that he found it difficult to use as every time I bought one they were rather oddly shaped and hard to use.

      This siap was great for sensitive skin and it lathers up really well and rinsed ff well afterwards. The fragrance would last on my skin for literally hours after i had used it in the bath. It was so gentle and kind to the skin that even my daughter was able to use it and she suffers from quite bad eczema.

      It had lovely moisturizing properties and helped a lot with the dry patches that I still suffer from on my legs. Now I have written this review I am tempted to go out to see if I can locate it again.

      Highly recommended.

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      08.08.2014 23:27
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      TEST REVIEW

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