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Product: Karma Bubble Bar
I'm a huge fan of Lush products and I always pop into there when I'm treating myself or having a pamper evening.
I've bought the Lush Karma Bubble Bar a number of times so I thought that I would share with you all my review.
The Karma Bubble Bar is £3.25 and is available to buy from all Lush Stores.
The bar is circular in shape and is a burnt orange colour. I always break this bar into 3 pieces as this then makes the product more price friendly (£1.08 per bath) plus it's just as effective as using the whole bar.
To use I simply crumble the piece of the Karma bar under the warm water as I wait for the water to fill up in my bathtub. I find that if I turn the water pressure up the more bubbles I make in my bath. This produces a vast amount of bubbles which stay until the very end of my bath, the bubblier the better in my opinion.
The smell of the Karma bar is delicious! It has a citrus orange scent which fills my bathroom, it really does smell amazing. This also turns my bath water orange, a little dirty looking I admit but I personally don't mind this so much as I could predict this before using from the colour of the bar.
After I get out the bath my skin is left feeling silky smooth and soft and well moisturised.
I would definitely recommend this, a fab product which I will be using again.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
Product: Carmex Cherry Lip Balm
Price: Special offer £1.79
I was in Superdrug a few weeks ago when I saw that they had the Carmex Cherry Lip Balm on offer for £1.79 instead of the usual price tag of £2.69, so I decided to give it a try.
The lip balm comes packaged in a cute little white plastic tub with a metal yellow screw top lid. The Carmex logo and product description are clearly visible on the top of the lid.
The thing I like most about the lip balm is that it contains SPF15. This ensures that my lips are protected from the sun, therefore acting as a sunscreen as well as a lip balm, bonus.
The balm smells deliciously of cherries, as you can probably tell from the products title. This isn't too overpowering and has the perfect balance.
To use I simply put a clean finger into the tub and scoop out a small amount to apply evenly onto my lips. The texture of the balm is very smooth making this feel extremely soothing on my lips.
I really like this product, it's healed my dry and cracked lips, ensuring that they are smooth and baby soft and also leaving them with a subtle sheen.
The only downside for me is that I find the formula of the balm quite greasy on my finger so I think next time I will buy the tube rather than the pot.
A product which I will definitely be buying again.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 4/5
Product: Sanctuary Radiance Exfoliator
I'm a huge fan of skincare products and I enjoy trying a wide range of products and brands.
I needed a new exfoliator so I bought the Sanctuary Radiance Exfoliator from Boots for £10.50 for a 100ml sized product. I thought that this was a reasonable price to pay especially for that particular brand and size.
The exfoliator comes packaged in a see through squeezy tube with a lime green flip top lid. The Sanctuary logo is at the front of the tube whilst all other relevant information is at the back of the tube.
The exfoliator is a brown colour which contains darker brown exfoliating grains. On opening the lid you can instantly smell a wonderful delicious fruity smell, it smells amazing.
To use I simply apply a pea sized quantity of the scrub onto my fingers and simply massage this into my skin. I use upward circular movements whilst carefully paying particular attention to my nose, chin and forehead. I then rinse this off thoroughly with warm water and then pat dry.
This leaves my skin feeling soft and supple and gives it a nice and healthy glow.
I've seen fantastic results from using this and I will continue to use it as a regular part of my beauty routine. A definite recommendation from me.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
Product: Radox Shower Gel
I’m a big fan of the Radox Eastern Spirit bath soak so when I saw the Eastern Spirit Radox Shower Gel on offer for £1.00 in Asda I popped one in my trolley to try.
The reason why I bought the Eastern Spirit was purely because of the scent. Eastern Spirit is a rejuvenating blend, with oriental lotus flower and orange blossom, the smell is sweet and smells just like fresh flowers.
The shower gel comes in a squeezy see through plastic bottle with the Radox logo on the front of the bottle and all other relevant information at the back of the bottle. The bottle also has a hook which flips out to enable to simply hang onto your shower.
The shower gel lathers up a treat on my skin and you only need to use a small amount, a little really does go a long way. This soothes my skin leaving it smelling fabulous, feeling soft and smooth and best of all making me feel energised, fabulous for first thing in the morning.
I really liked this shower gel, cheap and cheerful which does the job it’s intended to do just fine.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
This product contains the following Ingredients:
Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulfate,Sodium Chloride,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Parfum,Sine Adipe Lac,Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract,Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Extract,Citric Acid,Glycol Distearate,Limonene,Sodium Lactate,Polyquaternium-7,Steareth-4,Hexyl Cinnamal,Linalool,Tetrasodium Edta,Butylene Glycol,Sodium Benzoate,CI 16035,CI 16255
Product: Revlon Nail Polish
Shade: Perfect Coral
I love nail polish and I openly admit that I have a ridiculously large collection which I enjoy adding to with different brands and shades.
Whilst browsing in Superdrug one afternoon I came across the Revlon Perfect Coral (990) which is the most pretty perfect coral shade. I paid £6.49 for the 15ml nail polish which I felt was quite a reasonable amount for a drugstore brand.
Revlon claims that the nail enamel gives up to 10 days of lasting colour and shine, which in all honesty I didn't even get a chance to find this out.
I felt the application to be absolutely terrible. The brush to apply the polish was far to flat therefore leaving brush marks on the polish once applied on my nail and also a smudged effect from the brush being so scratchy.
This was awful to apply and left an ugly splodge of scratchy uneven bumpy marks on my nail. I definitely will not be buying this product again, a complete waste of my money.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 0/5
Product: Dr Hauschka Cotton Muslin Cloth
I've been using Muslin Cloths for a number of years now and the Dr Hauschka Organic Cotton Muslin Cloth is definitely one of my faves.
I bought the muslin cloth for £5.00 from feelunique.com. Quite pricey for a cloth but the cloth is very large and is machine washable therefore can be used time and time again. It's very much worth the price, it keeps it's quality and as it is so large I can get a few uses out of the cloth until I have to wash it.
I use the muslin cloth daily and it has sorted my skin out a treat. To use I simply apply cleanser to my face, I then soak the muslin cloth In hot water and then gently place it on to my face and let it sit for around 10 seconds or so. I then gently wipe away my cleanser with the cloth using a circular massage motion. Then that is it, it really is that quick and simple.
The cloth is extremely gentle on my skin, it leaves my skin feeling super smooth and clear with a bright and healthy glow.
A product which I will continue to use time and time again.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
Product: Mason Cash Lettered Dog Bowl
From: Pet Supermarket
Our family dog had a tendency to dive straight into her food at meals time causing the lightweight bowl she ate from to scatter around causing her food to spill. I was sick and tired of clearing this from at every mealtime therefore I decided to buy her a heavier bowl which would hopefully keep the dish in place meaning no more spills.
I decided on the Mason Cash Lettered Dog Bowl from Pet Supermarket after reading great reviews on the bowl. I searched around on line and Pet Supermarket came out the cheapest at just £7.49.
The Mason Cash Lettered Dog Bowl is made from a bite resistant ceramic and is a cane coloured bowl which is for every day use. The bowl is suitable for both food and water.
The bowl doesn’t slide around therefore no scattering around on the floor or any spillages. The bowl is extremely durable and as lasted our dog for over a year and is still going strong. This bowl is fantastic for our medium sized dog and is just the right size at approximately 25cm in diameter.
The bowl is extremely easy to clean and can even be used in the dishwasher but I personally prefer to hand wash the dogs bowls and simple clean these with a tiny bit of washing up liquid, rinse well and then simply pat dry with a kitchen towel.
I would definitely recommend this product, a fabulous product which works really well and does just as it’s intended to do.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
Product: Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser
I’ve used the Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser on and off for several years now and I keep on going back to this product time and time again. This is fabulous if you are on a bit of a budget but at the same time still want a good quality product which works well.
I bought the moisturiser from Boots and I paid £4.50 for a 125ml bottle. Keep your eyes peeled for special offers as these are often on the 3 for 2 offers and are even sometimes on offer at half the price.
The moisturiser is packaged in a Cardboard box which inside as a simple white squeezy bottle with a green lid and simple green logo for the products logo and description.
The Simple Moisturiser as no artificial perfume or colour, no unnecessary ingredients and it is dermatologically tested and approved. This seemed the ideal product for my dry and sensitive skin as the last thing I wanted is a product which would upset my skin.
As the instructions suggest I smooth the moisturiser gently into my face and neck using upward and outward movements. The moisturiser is extremely light in consistency and glides onto my skin effortlessly. Afterwards my skin is feeling smooth and soft whilst looking radiant.
I cannot recommend this product enough, for the price it is fantastic and a product which I will continue to use again and again. The only downfall for me is that this moisturiser on my skin can only be used in the morning or day as for night time I like to use a rich cream to work it’s magic on my skin overnight.
The moisturiser is suitable for all skin types.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 4/5
Aqua, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Bisabolol, Methylparaben, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Mica, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, Serine, Sorbitol, Urea, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin
Product: Clinique Moisture Surge Extra Thirsty Skin Relief
Around two years ago, approximately a year before my wedding I decided to get my skincare routine together to ensure that my skin looked in tip top condition for my big day. I decided to go with the brand Clinique as I had tried their products before and they seemed to suit my skin well.
The lovely lady at the Clinique counter in Debenhams helped me choose out various products which were best suited to my skin type. One of those products was the Clinique Moisture Surge Extra Thirsty Skin Relief for dry skin, a little bit pricey at £34.00 for 50ml but a little really does go a long way.
The moisturiser is packaged in a lovely clear silver lid pot with the instantly recognisable Clinque logo and lettering embedded on the front of the pot.
The moisturiser is different to any other moisturiser I’ve used, it as a gel like consistency to the cream and glides onto my skin beautifully. I normally use a pea sized amount of product and distribute it evenly on my face and neck and gently rub the moisturiser into my skin in circular motions.
The moisturiser quickly sinks into my skin and leaves it looking radiant and feeling so smooth and soft. The thing I love best about this is that it doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily after use which is a huge plus point for me.
This is great for my dry skin, it keeps it well hydrated, it feels light and leaves my skin looking a lot better after use.
You can even use the moisturiser over make-up but I prefer to use this on a clean and bare face.
A pot of this lasts me 12 months which works out at just a couple of pounds per month.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
Product: Pink Rabito IPhone 5 Case
Last year I wanted a cute but fun case for my iPhone 5 so I decided on the Pink Rabito Case from Amazon which I bought for £16.00. The case is made of a soft silicon rubber, as the above image shows the case comes complete with large attached bunny ears and also a detachable fluffy pompom tail.
The case fits with ease onto my phone and is a perfect secure and snug fit. The pompom tail also serves as a stand for your phone allowing the phone to free stand in an upright position on a flat surface.
The case as hollowed holes for all ports and jacks. The silicon case is extremely hard wearing and protects your phone from any bumps or scratches and keeps it dust free.
My only negative for this case is the detachable fluffy tail. The tail isn't very secure at all and on numerous occasions as fell off, very frustrating,.
Overall it's a lovely case which protects my phone well but the price of this along with the loose pompom I would definitely not purchase again.
The case is available to buy in lots of different colours; Baby pink, Hot pink, White, Blue, Green and many more.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 3/5
Product: Posh Welly, Women’s Premium Welly
I didn't own a good quality pair of wellies so when the huge downpour hit the UK at the start of the year I desperately needed a pair which were going to be hard wearing. i did my research and the ones that came up tops were the Posh Wellies from Joules. I chose the black wellies in a size 4. The wellies are available in five different colours; Black, Green, Navy, Pink, Yellow and are available in sizes 3-8.
I found that my wellies were true to size. My order arrived extremely quickly and they were beautifully packaged in a lovely matt floral printed cardboard box. The quality and detail of the boots are fantastic. I find a lot of women’s wellies can look boring and frumpy but these are a lot prettier and much more feminine and girly. I was very pleasantly surprised as these looked much better in real life than what they did on the website.
The boots are black rubber and have a gold lined enamel joules plaque at the front of the boot just below the knee area; they also have a small cute buckle at the side of the boot which is adjustable and a striped stocking like red and yellow lining which runs down the middle of the back of the boot. The boots also have a pretty floral silky lining which I feel is a nice added extra touch and finishes off the look of the boots nicely. The boots have exceptional cold weather resistance, a new tread pattern for enhanced grip and a hardwearing rubber sole.
These are extremely comfortable, practical and are of a great design. I’m really pleased with my wellies; they are perfect for town and country and are built to last season after season, perfect. In all honesty I’m not sure if I would pay £69.95 again for a pair of wellies but I can definitely tell and feel the difference between these and a cheaper pair that I own. I know that I will be opting for these ones each time I need to wear this particular footwear so maybe it is worth spending that little bit more.
Huge thumbs up for me.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
New Years Resolutions.
I try not to think of these as resolutions as such as I find that 9 times out of 10 resolutions do not work and only put pressure on to a person. Therefore I see them more as a personal goal, a fresh new year with something new to aim for or work towards.
My goals for this year are:
* To save more money. Since buying my first home at the beginning of last year it's time to build our savings back up a little and add more to that emergency fund. We were definitely overspending on our grocery shopping last year, so I decided to do a meal plan for this week and we actually managed to cut back our weekly shop by almost half and that too was with a few little added extras, bonus. I am also taking my own lunch to work and cutting out on all those unnecessary buys.
* To drink more water. This must be one of my "resolutions" that appear year after year after year, this year I'm determined to crack it once and for all, wish me luck.
* Eat more healthily. I'm not "too" bad at the moment and I only have one takeaway a week as a treat but I admit that improvements do need to be made. I am more of a snacker and I think nothing more of having a chocolate bar and crisps at work or once again in front of the TV of an evening, this needs to stop.
* Pampering. I feel as though I've been neglecting myself a little lately. More weekly facemasks are needed, sticking to my monthly pedicures and 6 weekly hair salon appointments, body moisturising after every shower etc... If I look good then I always feel better about myself.
* Read more. I love reading but I sadly find that there is not enough hours in the day, especially with working full time and travelling to and from work using public transport. My aim is to read at least one new book every month or so.
* New job. I want something a little closer to home and a little more challenging. Earning a higher salary would be a huge plus point too.
So there you go, my aims and goals to work towards in the Year 2014.
Happy New Year to you all, I hope it's a good one.
Lush: Mask of Magnaminty
Price: £5.25 - 125g, £9.25 - 315g
I'm a huge fan of Lush Products and have been so for many, many years now. I remember one of the first products I bought from there was the Lush Mask of Magnaminty Face and Back Pack.
I first bought Mask of Magnaminty around 6-7 years back and I have been using it weekly ever since.
I always buy the 125g size pot of Mask of Magnaminty for £5.25, I purchase mine from the Lush store but it is also available on the Lush Official Site www.lush.co.uk. I have bought the big pot in the past but as the mask doesn't have a long use by date I find this a waste of money as I always end up with half the product still left in the tub. The use by date is the only downside for me as you must use the product in the space of 3 months or so. Although I do get a lot of use from the 125g pot and it always lasts me for the 3 or so months until I can buy a new one.
The mask is designed as a face and back pack for oily skin. I'm prone to oily skin, especially on my t-zone so this face mask is perfect for me. I've never used it as a back pack as I simply have no need to use it on my back as my skin in that area is completely fine and as never caused me any problems.
The packaging for the mask is in a very simple matt black screw top lid pot with the Mask of Magnaminty logo and description in white lettering at the front of the pot, all other relevant information is printed on stickers at the front and back of the pot. Also on the sticker at the front of the pot is the products use by date and also the name of the person who made it which I feel is a lovely added extra touch.
The packaging is very simple but still looks effective. The pots are recyclable and if you take 5 pots back to store washed and ready for them to be recycled, you can choose a fresh face mask or hair mask for free.
The mask itself is very thick in consistency and smells very strongly of a pleasant fresh mint peppermint smell.
The mask glides onto my skin extremely easily without any glooping giving it a slight tingly feel. The mask contains exfoliating grains which give a gentle scrub effect when I wash the mask off. I apply the mask for 10-15 minutes and then rinse my face with warm water to remove it.
After I use this my skin always feels baby soft and super smooth. It leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean and extremely fresh. My skin looks really healthy and it always gives it a nice glow.
I use the mask at least once a week and I have definitely seen an improvement with my skin after using this each week.
This is my all time favourite face mask and I always go back to it time and time again.
*** Ingredients ***
Bentonite Gel, Kaolin, Honey, Talc, Ground Aduki Beans, Glycerine, Evening Primrose Seeds, Peppermint Oil, African Marigold Oil, Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, *Limonene, Perfume, Chlorophyllin, Methylparaben
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
Product: Walkers French Fries
I'm a huge fan of crisps and I can honestly say that I love the majority of them, I seriously could eat packet after packet after packet, oops.
One of my favourite crisps are Walkers French Fries, especially the ready salted flavour which is what I'm going to base my review on today.
I normally buy a six pack of Walkers Ready Salted French Fries from Asda for £1.68. At the moment you can get three packets of six for just £4.00 so I stocked up on a few packets of these.
I like to eat French Fries as they have less fat and calories than the majority of other crisps out there and they contain no artificial colours. The ready salted French Fries contain just 83 Calories which make these a perfect snack when you are craving something salty or just as a little treat.
The crisps come packaged in a red striped foiled sealed packet with yellow lettering for the French Fries logo and picture and white lettering for the product description. All other relevant information is printed at the back of the packet.
The French Fries are long, thin and slender with a slight wave to them. They are extremely crunchy once you bite into them and have a delicious crispiness to them. They taste salty and of baked potato which is the perfect combination for me. These are so moreish and I always want to eat more than just the one packet.
French Fries are also available in three other flavours; Cheese and Onion, Worcester Sauce and Salt and Vinegar.
These are available from supermarkets and the majority of independent food stores.
A product which I will continue to buy time and time again, the perfect treat.
Dooyoo Stars: 5/5
Product: Baby Annabell Doll Stroller
From: Toys R Us
A few years back I bought my niece the Baby Annabell Doll Stroller for her birthday. Her parents had bought her the Baby Annabell Doll for her birthday so I figured that this would make an ideal gift.
I bought the Baby Annabell Doll Stroller for £18.99 from Toys R Us. A little expensive for a doll stroller but I did have a 20% off voucher so that knocked the price down by a couple of pounds.
The stroller is pink and white, the handles and wheels are pink whilst the frame of the stroller is white. There is also an adorable fabric cupcake design on the seating area making it extra cute. The seating area is strongly attached to the frame to ensure that it stays securely in place.
The stroller also comes with a pink netted bag which is attached on the handles and frame of the stroller, I think this is a little nice added extra and a lovely extra touch. My niece usually keeps her dolls bottles and small blanket in this.
The stroller as height adjustable handles (67cm) and also a safety harness to ensure that the doll stays in place.
The stroller also as a compact fold for easy storage.
The stroller is extremely sturdy and very well made. This has provided my niece with hours of fun and she still as it till this day. She loves to push her dolly around in this and feels very grown up doing so.
She as also taken this for walks in the park and around the shops and it still looks as good as new.
I would definitely recommend this to others, a great little gift which will make any little girl happy.
It is recommended that the minimum age to use this item is 3 years old and it is not suitable for children under 36 months.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5