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    • River Island / Highstreet Shopping / 29 Readings / 24 Ratings
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      03.08.2012 15:43
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      A lovely shop for women all ages!

      I only recently started shopping at River Island because they have a sale on at the moment and I managed to pick up a bargian (and psychedelic blazer for a tenner!) so I think this will be a regular shop for me now!

      My local River Island is quite small, but well lit and has a nice ambience. However it is quite cramped and you have to squeeze past quite a few people and sales racks, but I don't think this is the case in large River Island stores.

      The price range for garments is quite broad, I would say between the value of New Look and Topshop, so I wouldn't pay full price for anything, but I would highly recommend going in the sales, as you can snap up some real bargains between a tenner and twenty five pounds.

      The staff are OK, but not as friendly as staff in my other favourite shops. For example, they seem a bit reluctant to do their job and a bit cold but I've read some of the other reviews on working at River Island and if they're true then I'm not surprised!

      Overall River Island is a lovely shop, a bit much but I always shop in the sales anyway!

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      • New Look / Highstreet Shopping / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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        29.07.2012 20:24

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        An OK shop but not my first port of call when shopping.

        In my local town we have 2 New Looks, and whenever I go shopping I always pop into both.

        New Look's clothes are on trend, colourful and for all ages. They stock trousers, jeans, shorts, dresses, cardigans, jackets, skirts - basically everything! They also do a kid's range (Generation 9-15) a plus size range (Inspire) a maternity range and a men's range (N.L Man). New Look's clothes are generally good quality, although occasionally I come across something that feels and looks cheap and tacky. A lot of their clothes are thin, translucent and skimpy, which I don't like, and about 70% of the store is aimed at young women, so it would be nice if they introduced some clothes for older women.

        Price wise, New Look is slightly pricey. I recently bought a black pencil skirt from there, full price for £17.99 and I was disappointed. But I only ever shop there in the sales where you can snap up some real bargains, such as ballet pumps for £4, shorts and trousers for £7, dresses for £9, skirts for £8 and so on.

        The changing rooms are generally clean and comfortable and staff are attentive and friendly (but this may vary from shop to shop).

        All in all New Look is an great store, but not my first port of call when shopping.

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      • Primark / Highstreet Shopping / 8 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        29.07.2012 20:11
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        An amazing shop - why pay loads for clothes when you can come here?

        I recently went to Edinburgh, and the first thing I did was pop into their brand new Princes Street Primark, seeing as their isn't one in my local city :( It was absolutely HEAVING, and I could see why; perfecly good clothes at rock bottom prices! When I went in they had a sale on and I managed to bag a lovely lemon lace and chiffon summer dress for £2 - yes, that's TWO POUNDS! And there was nothing wrong with it!

        However this time was my first time going into Primark, and I was a bit sceptical because I thought that it would be cheap and tacky. How wrong I was. They have perfectly good quality clothes (no different from Topshop or River Island who charge five times the price) for such bargains, even when they're full price! Shoes for £4! Dresses for £15! Trousers for £10! Tops for £5 (and these are all full price) and they're positively jumble sale prices when they're reduced! (£2 dress :))

        The shop was easy to navigate too, with a sign telling one what was on each floor. The changing rooms where also clean, roomy and had a seat inside them too :) But this may vary from shop to shop. The staff were also friendly and informative and willing to answer any questions (again, this may vary from shop to shop).

        Primark is definetely up there with my favourite shops - cheap (what we all want these days) while being perfectly good quality.

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        • WhatsApp (Android) / Apps / 26 Readings / 24 Ratings
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          05.01.2012 19:36
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          A great app to have - this may soon see the end of texting on smartphones.

          Having recently got a Samsung Galaxy Mini for Christmas I decided to download Whatsapp because a few of my friends have it and I wanted to see how it works and how different it was from texting.

          ~What Is It?~

          Whatsapp is a cross-platform messenger app available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia. This app allows you to message any of your friends in your Contacts that have Whatsapp as well. This app uses 3G inernet or Wi-fi - if neither of these are available, your messages will not send until internet is available. If using 3G, the app uses internet from your contract, if you have one (it does this on my mobile).

          ~What Does It Do?~

          Like I have already said, this app is just like texting, but it is different. You can send your friends (who also have Whatsapp) text, videos, pictures, and audio files. On each conversation (or 'chat' as Whatsapp calls them) with different friends it tells you when your friend was last seen online, and if they are online at all. If they are messaging you, it also lets you see when your friends are typing.

          As well as one-on-one conversations you can also create group chats, where you can choose friends to chat in a group and send messages to all members of the group, viewable to all members of the group. A group chat is limited to 5 people.

          ~How Can I Get It?~

          You can download from the app store on your phone. For example, on my Samsung Galaxy Mini I downloaded it from the Android Market. This app is also free of cost.

          Overall, this is definetely a very good app to have and works out cheaper than texting as it just uses your internet allowance, as it does on my mobile.

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            06.09.2011 21:39
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            A good perfume from Britney, but not her best.

            I am definetely going through a perfume phase right now, so when I saw a 30ml bottle of this perfume on offer at Superdrug for just £7.49, I just could not resist!

            ~Packaging and Appearance~

            Britney Spears Curious comes in a turquoise bottle that looks a little like a large diamond set on a small base. The neck of the bottle has a silvery-turquoise ring around it with a wavy pattern embossed into it. The lid of the bottle is also a little like a diamond. Attached to the bottle is a small charm with two tiny pink hearts at the end of it. This charm can also be detached and fixed to something else, for example a keyring or piece of jewellery. The bottle comes in a black box that is decorated with blue and pink swirls. On the front of the box is the title of the perfume and on the base is an ingredients list.

            ~Contents~

            The notes in this perfume are:

            TOPE NOTES - Louisiana Magnoila, Golden Anjou Pear, Dewy Lotus Flower
            HEART NOTES - Vanilla-Infused Musk
            BASE NOTES - Rich Sandalwoods, Blonde Woods

            When I first sprayed this perfume it had quite a fresh smell compared to some of Britney's other perfume, which are quite sweet. However, this 'fresh' smell didn't last long and before long, the vanilla scent started coming through and the perfume became sweeter. But after this phase the perfume became quite bland, which was a disappointment. The perfume itself only lasts about 5 hours before it completely fades away, and this can be annoying is you are one of those people who like their perfume to last all day without re-applying. The bottle lasts a good amount of time though, because I only needed one or two sprays to get the full effect of the perfume.

            ~Value~

            A 30ml bottle of this perfume is £10, a 50ml bottle is £15, and a 100ml bottle is £22 from Boots. However don't get your bottle from here, because you can get brand new 100ml bottles from Amazon, eBay and cheapsmells.com for just £10.

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            04.09.2011 12:16
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            A great perfume for teens and young women.

            I was looking for a small bottle of perfume to fit in my handbag, so when I saw a 15ml bottle of this perfume for ten pounds in Zest, I decided to try it.

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            Katy Perry Purr eau de parfum comes in a box with a picture of Katy on the front in a leather catsuit. On the front of the box is the picture and the name of the product and on the back is an ingredients list. The bottle is purple in colour and shaped like a cat, with little diamond eyes and a charm around its neck. However if, like me, you got the 15ml version, the perfume comes in a small purple cylinder-shaped bottle with the Katy Perry logo on the front and a small sliver box with the logo on the front and the ingredients list on the back.

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            The notes in this perfume are:

            TOP NOTES - Peach Nectar, Green Bamboo, Forbidden Apple, Gardenia
            HEART NOTES - Vanilla Orchid, White Amber, Creamy Sandalwood, Skin Musk
            BASE NOTES - Jasmine Blossom, Pink Freesia, Bulgarian Rose

            When I first sprayed the perfume the scent was very fresh and floral, and a little sweet too, but not sickly. The scent then became softer and sweeter as the day went on. This perfume lasts about six hours on my skin, but I can always re-spray on the go, seeing as I got the 15ml bottle. This perfume has a very young feel, soI imagine that it is aimed at teens and young women - I can't imagine a women in her forties and fifties picking this up!

            Value

            A 15ml bottle of this is seventeen pounds, a 30ml bottle is twenty three pounds, a 50ml bottle is thirty pounds and a 100ml bottle is forty five pounds from Boots. This is quite pricey for a celeb perfume, however this perfume only came out last year so it's quite recent, and you can get this perfume discouted from places like eBay, Amazon and cheapsmells.com

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              03.09.2011 18:07
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              A great perfume aimed at teens and young women.

              After trying Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy and absolutely loving it, I decided to try Circus Fantasy.

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              Britney Spears Circus Fantasy comes in a spherical bottle like all the Fantasy scents, and this bottle is light blue in colour and is studded with red rhinestones, so this looks like the perfume is quite a young, fun scent and is aimed at teens and young women. The box is blue and red too, with the name of the perfume on the front of the box in circus-like font. On the base of the box is an ingrdients list.

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              The notes in this perfume are:

              TOP NOTES - Raspberry, Apricot Blossom

              HEART NOTES - Blue Peony, Waterlily, Red Sweetheart Orchid

              BASE NOTES - Vanilla Wood, Creamy Musks, Violet Candy

              Fantasy, Midnight Fantasy and Hidden Fantasy are all very sweet, so I was surprised that this fantasy scent wasn't so sweet - it was quite zingy, even though it has raspberry in it. The raspberry isn't sickly and doesn't smell artifical which is nice. As the day went on, the zinginess faded away and the scent became softer and sweeter. This perfume lasted nearly all day, only becoming very faint at the end of the day. This is a very light and fresh scent, so it is not suitable for night time use. I only needed one spray too, so that means my bottle will last for ages.

              Value

              A 30ml bottle of this is thirteen pounds, a 50ml bottle of this is twenty seven pounds, and a 100ml bottle is about forty pounds from Boots and Superdrug. However you can get this perfume cheaper in other places, for example I got my 100ml bottle brand new from eBay for just sixteen pounds, and Semi Chem and cheapsmells.com will have brand new bottles discounted too.

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              03.09.2011 17:11
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              A cool polish that would be great for fancy dress parties!

              There has been such a huge hype about these nail effects polishes, so I had to try one to see what all the fuss was about.

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              BarryM Nail Effects Nail Polish comes in the original 10ml bottle like the original polishes do, but instead of the normal black lid the lid is decorated in crackles and has 'Instant Nail Effects' written around it. On the the front of the bottle is the name of the product, and on the back are some instructions. There is also a tiny leaflet attatched to the bottle to give you some ideas on how to use it.

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              When you first paint the polish on it is black, but as it dries it crackles. This polish also dries very quickly. However, if you put too much or too little on your nails it doesn't work, so you have to get just the right amount, which can be annoying if you're in a hurry, as this can waste time. However, the finished effect is worth it, as it looks sooooo cool! This polish looks best against a bright colour like orange or yellow.

              Price

              One bottle of BarryM Nail Effects is three ninety nine, which is really good value for such a novel nail polish!

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              02.09.2011 20:30
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              A great perfume - too good to be true!

              My friend is obessed with this perfume, and she got me a 40ml bottle for my birthday (she's too nice lol!) as she wanted me to try it.

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              Jimmy Choo eau de parfum comes in a pink box with snakeskin printed on and the Jimmy Choo logo on the front of the box. I love the snakeskin cover, it reminds me of a Jimmy Choo bag! On the front of the box is of course the Jimmy Choo logo along with the volume of perfume (40ml, 60ml or 100ml) and on the base of the box is an ingredients list. The bottle is round with dimples and around the neck of the bottle is the Jimmy Choo logo again, and the bottle has a cubed black lid. The perfume is pinky-peach in colour.

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              The notes in this perfume are:
              TOP NOTES - Pear Nectar, Sweet Italian Orange
              HEART NOTES - Tiger Orchard
              BASE NOTES - Toffee, Indonesian Patchouli

              When I first sprayed this perfume it was very strong and sweet, and at first I thought it was sickly, but as the day went on the smell leveled out and became less sweet. When the perfume is fresh on it is also very fruity and zingy, which detracts from the sweetness a bit. This is quite heavy and strong, so this is the perfect night-time perfume - it's too heavy for daytime, but you could wear it for the daytime if you wanted to, it's just that I think it is more of an evening scent. Because the perfume was so strong, I only needed one spray for it to be noticable, and best of all, it lasts all day/night, so I didn't need to re-apply, so my 40ml bottle will last for ages!

              Value

              A 40ml bottle of Jimmy Choo is £39, a 60ml bottle is £49, and an 100ml bottle is £68 from most shops. These are all good prices for a perfume, but to save yourself money you should only get the 40ml bottle, after all it will last for ages.

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                04.08.2011 19:26
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                My favourite cream - I am yet to find a better one!

                I have tried and will keep trying many creams in my lifetime, but I always bounce back to Nivea Soft as it is a godsend!

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                Nivea Soft comes in a either a 75ml tube, a 200ml pot or a 300ml pot. Right now at Superdrug there are limited edition pots of Nivea Soft that are decorated with Spanish designer Josep Font's designs, but otherwise this cream comes in a white pot with with a little bit of blue and green on the lid. On the top/front of the pot/tube is the title of the product, and on the base/back is an ingredients list and a short description of the product.

                ~Contents~

                The cream itself is white in colour and has a very fresh smell - it's the classic Nivea smell, but it's actually quite hard to describe. The cream is not too thick yet no runny, even if it is in the pot, so it's the perfect consistency. The cream, like Nivea describe it, is also very soft and easy to apply, unlike some creams that are quite hard unless warmed up. This cream can be used on your face, hands and body, so it's wonderfully versatile. When I massaged some into my face, it sank in quickly and didn't just sit on my skin, unlike some other creams I have tried. After just 2 days of using this cream, my skin (especially my face) was a lot smoother and silkier. Also a little bit of this cream goes a long way, so the pot or tube lasts a while

                ~Value~

                A 75ml tube is £1 from Superdrug, which is very good value for that amount, but the tube would only be suitable if you dont't use it often. If, like me, you use it a lot, the 200ml pot would be better, which is £4.18. This is a little pricey but it's well worth it, considering this is one of the best creams ever, and more expensive creams aren't as good as this. The 300ml pot is £5.81, which may seem a lot to spend but you get a lot of cream in the pot and it would be perfect if the whole family use it often.

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                03.08.2011 19:24
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                A gorgeous and affordable pefume by pop princess Britney!

                I recently got the Britney Spears Curious perfume and I loved it, so I decided to try this one, as the bottle looked nice and it was affordable.

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                Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy comes in a metallic box that is coloured blue, pink and purple (I think the box is very pretty). The bottle is a dark blue in colour and spherical with silvery rhinestones studding the bottle. The top is also spherical and dark blue, but the neck of the bottle is metcallic and lilac in colour with a pretty pattern.

                ~Contents~

                The notes in this perfume are:

                Top notes - Framboise, Black Cherry and Plum

                Heart notes - Orchid, Freesia and Iris

                Base notes - Musk, Vanilla and Amber

                When I first smelt this perfume I thought it as very sweet, and I was surpised at myself that I didn't find it sickly. Maybe this was because underneath all the sweetness, I could detect a definate tang.

                So, when I first but the perfume on, it was sweet with the tang, but as the day went on the tang disappeared and the scent became softer and sweeter - thanks to the base notes of vanilla and musk. Because this is an eau de parfum the scent lasted all day, which was great. Plus, even though this is an eau de parfum, it is a very light scent - not too heavy or overpowering.

                ~Value~

                One 30ml bottle of this perfume (the bottle I have) is £14, and an 100ml bottle is £22, but it depends when you get it from.

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                  31.07.2011 19:39
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                  A pampering shower gel!

                  I got this for my brithday today from my brother (happy birthday to me lol!)

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                  Radox Shower Smoothies Island Indulgence comes in a 200ml squeezy bottle. There are many other flavours to choose from too. On the front of the bottle is the title of the product and a short description as well as a picture of all the fruits that go into it, and on the back is a slightly longer description and an ingredients list.

                  ~Contents~

                  The shower gel is orange in colour with little black fragments. These are real fruit seeds. The shower gel is a blend of passion fruit and papaya with aronia berries and real fruit seeds. The gel indeed does smell very tropical and fruity. To wash the whole of my body I needed a 10p-sized blob, as the gel is actually quite thick. The little seeds weren't abrasive at all, and exfoilated nicely. When I stepped out of the shower, I was smelling great and my skin was so smooth. It definately a nice change to my usual Body Shop Shower Gel, and I will be buying more of this!

                  ~Value~

                  One bottle of Radox Shower Smoothies costs £2.80 from Boots, which is a little bit overpriced but it's well worth it, and after all some Poundland shops stock this shower gel, so you can get it fromt there are save money.

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                    An excellent lipbalm that offers everything for your lips - colour, shine and care.

                    This is my favourite out of all the Lip Therapy range from Vaseline.

                    ~Packaging and Apperance~

                    This lipbalm comes in a small tine (20g). The colour scheme of the tin is coral-pink and white. On the lid of the tin is the title of the product and on the base is an ingredients list.

                    ~Contents~

                    The lipbalm itself is a deep reddish-pink in colour, and smells lovely - like roses. The lipbalm is easy to apply - just sweep your finger through and apply to your lips. This balm gave a lovely shine to my lips and gently tinted them too. They also cared for them - after useing this lipbalm for a few days, my lips were less chapped. The tin lasts while too, as you only need a little, and the lipbalm lasts a good amount of time on my lips too - even when I am eating or drinking.

                    ~Value~

                    One tin of Vaseline Rosy Lips is about £1.70 from most places, which is good value considering some lipbalms like this can be up to £5, and they aren't near as good.

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                    A good lipbalm if you are prepared to spend £5 on it and are prepared to keep re-applying it!

                    I like retro style items, so this caught my eye in the shop.

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                    Rose and Co Strawberry Lipbalm comes in a white polka dot tin with a retro style picture of a woman on the lid. On the lid of the tin is the picture and the title of the product, and on the base is a short description and an ingrdients list. This lipbalm consists mostly of petrolatum, so it's good for your lips.

                    ~Contents~

                    The lipbalm itself is a pale pink in colour, and smell of strawberries. I also thought it smelt very vaguely of roses too. When the lipbalm is at room temperature, I stuggle to get some on my finger, so I have to warm it up slightly. Then I can get a nice amount on my finger and onto my lips. The lipablm gives a lovely glossy sheen to lips, but it doesn't last long at all, so yuo have to keep re-applying it, which is a bit annoying. The tin itself lasts quite a while though, and you get quite a bit of balm in each tin (20g).

                    ~Value~

                    One tin of this lipbalm is £4.99, which is a bit much for this lipbalm considering what it offers - the ideal price for this lipbalm would be about £2.

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                    23.07.2011 19:47
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                    The best shower gel ever!

                    I had run out of shower cream and I was in Boots looking for a cheap one that smelt great. When I stubled across these, I thought I'd died and gone to a (vanilla biscuit!) heaven!

                    ~Packaging and Appearance~

                    The Pink Cow Bath And Shower Gel come in large bottle (500ml) so they'll last you for ages. On the front of the bottle is the title of the product and a funny little piece of writing (it says stuff like, "Paint freckles on your teddy today!" or "Why do vanilla biscuits bring back childhood memories?") and these really lift my spirits and make me laugh. Each flavour is also named "Very happy" or "Very quiet" depending on the mood of the flavour. On the back of the bottle is an ingredeints list.

                    ~Contents~

                    The gel I'm reviewing from the range is Vanilla Biscuit, because it smelt amazing and it literally smells like liquified shortbread (as disgusting as that sounds!). The gel itself is a lovely cream in colour, and it's quite thick too - I needed a 50p-sized squirt to clean the whole of my body. After the shower I felt very clean and smelt subtly of vanilla biscuit!

                    ~Value~

                    One 500ml bottle of Pink Cow Bath And Shower Gel is £2.99 usually, which is amazing value considering that this is possibly the best shower gel ever made and you get a lot in the bottle.

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