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      17.11.2010 16:09
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      An accessible little treat, you get what you see

      Where to buy...

      This is avialable at Tesco, Coop, Waitrose, Asda, Morrisons.
      Also at Ocado online.

      Cost...

      RRP is £3. These have been BOGOF at Tesco for ages and are currently (November 2010) available at half pirce (£1.50 ) at Tesco, Coop and Asda - at least - ideal!

      For £1.50 i have bought a stockpile (well, 6!). They're available in Honey & Chocolate, although i find this a bit sweet for a candle, With Love (which i have also reviewed) and several festive varieties.

      The Product...

      Says it lasts 30 hours at least - and does.

      This is a solid, green candle inside a glass jar with a plastic coat. The green is a little weird looking, kind of a snot colour - but please don't let that put you off! Once you light it, you can barely notice the colour, so it is fine :o)

      The plastic coat makes it appear as if the glass jar is painted, but it is a plastic sheet with a pattern on it which is removable. I really like the pattern on this one, it is white at the bottom, which melds into a very pale gold at the top. That is the background to swirly pale gold flowers. I have a chocolate and beige style living room, and these look perfect.

      The picture attached doesn't do it justice.

      The packaging is randomly really negative. My nan would say 'health and safety gone mad'! Tells you every danger imaginable (allergy, harm to fish, be careful with kids, make sure you clean and don't use candles as an alternative...etc.).

      I like flowery smells. I have Lillies in my kitchen because of their scent, pollen be damned! I like rose hand and face wash. I hate Lavendar, with a passion. The scent of this one is quite fresh, very subtle. The With Love candle is much sweeter and more obvious. This one is definately less obvious, it is kind of 'a trip to the woods' - does that make sense? Smells of fresh rainwaterand the outdoors. Very difficult to describe smells here.

      At £1.50 this is excellent. I have one either side of my woodburner - ideal. Looks nice and smells nice. When i'm done, i take them upstairs and add tea lights - works well.

      There are several Glade Candle options - i've now tried the Relaxing Zen, With Love & Honey & Chocolate. The other two are much more fragranced and both equally lovely, bu i think this is my favourite for looks and smell.

      The Glade US website has these on it. The UK website is SCJohnson and oddly doesnt feature these products despite listing SCJohnson on the packaging.

      My Opinion...

      For £1.50, these are worth every penny.

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      06.11.2010 23:07
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      A nice candle for every home (just mind the precautions!!)

      Where to buy...

      This is avialable at Tesco, Coop, Waitrose, Asda, Morrisons.
      Also at Ocado online.

      Cost...

      RRP is £3. These have been BOGOF at Tesco for ages and are currently (November 2010) available at half pirce (£1.50 ) at Tesco, Coop and Asda - at least, ideal.

      For £1.50 i have bought a stockpile (well, 6!) - I also got a few for my mum for her Xmas stocking, they're quite nice and i know she'll like them.

      The Product...

      Says it lasts 30 hours at least - and does.

      This is a solid, white candle inside a glass jar with a plastic coat.

      The plastic coat makes it appear as if the glass jar is painted, but it is a plastic sheet with a pattern on it which is removable. The With Love cover is pink and white with hearts and petals as a pattern.

      I hasten to add that the pattern is not the same as the one in the picture attached, so check it out before you buy.

      The packaging is randomly really negative. My nan would say 'health and safety gone mad'! Tells you every danger imaginable (allergy, harm to fish, be careful with kids, make sure you clean and don't use candles as an alternative...etc.).

      The scent is sweet, but not sugary, if that makes sense. I like flowery smells. I have Lillies in my kitchen because of their scent, pollen be damned! I like rose hand and face wash. I hate Lavendar, with a passion. This isn't OTT. It smells of Freesias, Bluebells in the spring.

      At £1.50 this is excellent. I have one either side of my woodburner - ideal. Looks nice and smells nice. When i'm done, i take them upstairs and add tea lights - works well.

      I have tried the Relaxing Zen Glade Candle also, which i actually prefer the packaging for - it fits my decor better.

      There are several Glade Candle options - Relaxing Zen is a green candle, packaging is cream & beige - hence better for me. I also have Honey and Chocolate - not tried that yet though.

      The Glade US website has these on it. The UK website is SCJohnson and oddly doesnt feature these products despite listing SCJohnson on the packaging.

      My Opinion...

      For £1.50, these are worth every penny.

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        01.11.2010 22:00
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        Use me if you like smelly hair, not silky hair

        The Cost...
        A bottle of this costs £6.50 for 250mls. This product is only available in the Body Shop. I just had a look at the online shop, and this isn't on there. I'm assuming that is because it is only available in store rather than no longer availble at all.

        I have a Body Shop loyalty card and over the summer i went in during a promotion and i got 6 sample pots, which were great. One of them was this shampoo, they gave me a big sample pot, so i got 3 days of shampooing out of it.


        The Packaging...
        Usual Body Shop packaging in their trademark 250ml bottles. The lable is a kind of green coilour. Nothing fancy about this packaging. The plastic is recycled and recycleable.

        The Brand...
        If you don't know of the Body Shop - why not?

        Known for its ethical practices, from the fair trade in making products to the 'not tested on animals' in developing them, Anita Roddick (founder of the Body Shop) developed an amazing chain of stores, now on line. Very smelly, very pretty and generally good for the world.

        The Body Shop is now owned by the international giant - L'Oreal. Kind of takes the shine off of it, but outwardly the Body Shop still stands for its founder's moral's and principal's.


        This Product...
        This shampoo is intended for coloured hair. I have long, blonde hair with highlights, i occassionally use colour shampoo. I only used this for 3 days, so i can't really comment on the long term effect on my colour.

        Wash with water, rub this in and rinse, lathers OK.

        The Body Shop staff are normally pretty clued up on their products and they will give you advice on skin types, hair types etc. there is also info online.

        The scent is really sweet, which is a little strange for a shampoo - took me a while to get used to that! But i really liked the smell. It lasted for half the day, which was really nice, i liked that.

        The shampoo washes out well. I have used Body Shop shampoos in the past and they've left residue, but this one didn't. It didn't leave my hair feeing silky. I like the sleek & silky type shampoos, and this one didn't really achieve that. But i can't complain about thje condition it left my hair in.


        My opinion...

        A decent shampoo for regular use.

        Lovely fresh & sweet smell if you like your hair smelly.

        Not a 'silky' shampoo, but leaves hair fresh, clean and nourished.

        Good all round product, but questionable whether it is worh the money.

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        31.10.2010 20:33
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        If you're feeling flush, worth a go for nice smelling skin

        The Cost...
        A bottle of this costs £8 for 250mls. This product is only available in the Body Shop, online or in store.

        I have a Body Shop loyalty card and over the summer i went in during a promotion and i got 6 sample pots, which were great. One of them was this shower gel. I have since bought a bottle for myself and a gift pack for a friend who was having a baby.


        The Packaging...
        I really like the packaging for this range. I have been lucky enough to be in Washington DC when they have their Cherry Blossom festival, and when i saw the Cherry Blossoms on this packaging, it totally reminded me of this trip. It is very pretty, has little Cherry Blossom pictures in pink all over it and white wording.

        This is one of the more expensive ranges in Body Shop. None of their stuff is cheap, but this one is pricier than your rasperry or dewberry shower gel.

        It is lovely. If you're looking for a gift for your sister or mum for Christmas, give it a go, nice stuff.


        The Brand...
        If you don't know of the Body Shop - where have you been?

        Known for its ethical practices, from the fair trade in making products to the 'not tested on animals' in developing them, Anita Roddick (founder of the Body Shop) developed an amazing chain of stores, now on line. Very smelly, very pretty and generally good for the world.

        The Body Shop is now owned by the international giant - L'Oreal. Kind of takes the shine off of it, but outwardly the Body Shop still stands for its founder's moral's and principal's.


        This Product...
        The fragrance is Cherry Blossom. It isn't sickly sweet. It is floral, but not intense. Not 'old lady' smell.

        Wash with water, rub this in and rinse, lathers nice.

        The Body Shop staff are normally pretty clued up on their products and they will give you advice on skin types, there is also info online.

        Enough to last you about three weeks if you shower at least once a day - possibly more.

        More of a cleansing lotion than a moisturiser type gel, although it doesn't leave your skin dry


        My opinion...

        Light, good for daily use.

        A very good product from a very good company.

        Nice gift range.

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        31.10.2010 00:57
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        You'll feel good for being a good human and comfy in your nice, clean clothes

        Where to buy...
        I have seen this for sale in Homebase, Tesco and Waitrose - the Method website gives a list of retailers.

        Cost...
        The cost usually seems to be £6 in most shops, and this is the price it is available for in the Method online shop. I believe there is an offer on for this product in particular in Tesco - i think it is 2 for £9.

        Yes, this is expensive. But the damage that normal products do to the environment isn't really measured by price. This may be too expensive for some, and i think tis is understandable in current climate.

        The Brand...
        This company could be described as ethical. They look for naturally based resources and use ethical processes. They try to be sustainable. Their ethos centres on community and are environmentally aware.

        The packaging is recycled. As a small package, it also costs less of a carbon footprint to transport. All around goodness.

        This is a UK brand.

        The Product...
        There are 3 detergent fragrances, Peony, Fresh Air and Free & Clear.

        The most available one seems to be this one, it is the only option available in my local Tesco and Waitrose, but they are small stores.

        300mls does 25 washes. You measure the amount to put in with squirts! Recomended fr a normal load and wash is 4 squirts - you can obviously use more or less. This is really concentrated. I almost didn't trust it when i first started using it as it looks like there isn't enough to wash a full load. But experience suggests that 4 squirts does a full load of my normal, everyday clothing.

        Take a look at some of the reviews for the Peony scented one - the reviewers have really looked at how effective the detergent is in a much more in depth way tha me. I tend to just go with things and if it works, i'm happy, don't get into it that much!

        I have used the 'naturally' range from tesco and the 'Eco' range as well. I absolutely hate the smell of the Tesco fabric softner, it leavs my clothes smelling like damp, and it is horrible. It has kind of put me off their detergent, whic is actually fine. The Eco one is fine too.


        My Opinion...
        What i like about this is it fits in my cupboard very neatly. I also like squirting, it is much easier than measuring out in lids and stuff - reduces wastage a lot for a clutz like me. I trust the company. It does the job - no complaints in terms of the product, it is a winner. However, the price is a problem. It really makes me weigh up what else i hae in my trolley and whether i can spare that extra for ethical detergent.

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        30.10.2010 23:43
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        Try some

        I LOVE THIS!

        The Cost...
        This product is available on the Naked Bodycare website at £3.99. It is also available online or in store at Boots - currently £3.91, but the beauty of boots is that there is usually a 3 for 2 or BOGOF offer of somekind, so keep your eyes open.


        The Brand...
        The 'Naked' in the Naked brand refers to their ethical roots and the fact that they are free from chemicals. They state that at least 97% of every product is natural ingredients.

        They don't test on animals and recycle at least 50% of their packaging.


        The Product...
        This bodywash is adorable.

        I first used the Naked Rose Face Wash about 5 years ago, and just couldn't get enough of it. The scent isn't old lady rose, as the previous reviewer said. It is sweet and subtle and long lasting.

        Get in the shower or bath, get some water on you, squeeze out some Rose Body Wash, lather up and rinse - you'll smell lovely and be clean. This is very lathery, no problem with getting soapy.

        There's 250mls in a bottle. The packaging is fine. Put the bottle on the side of your bath, push down the lid and squirt - easy to use when you're covered in water. I'd prefer a pump, as i quite likethat for shower gel, but the body wash makes me ignore that!

        Many of the Naked products are industry award winners. This one isn't. But i award it 'Best Shower Gel in Claire's Bathroom - Ever' - high praise indeed as it sits alongside Elemis, Soap & Glory & Espa, so it sits in expensive company.


        My opinion...
        I think you may have gathered that i absolutely love this stuff. I love the Face Wash more, but this comes in very close second.

        So as you get an idea of my tastes. I hate Lavender in any body products, it gives me a headache. I like Amarige, YSL Paris, Chanel No 5 and Tresor perfume. I would go for older perfumes rather than the newer CK1 etc. - they tend to smell a bit of laundry detergent to me. So i like something a little flowery, but subtle.

        Try some, for under £4 it is worth it.

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        30.10.2010 22:58
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        A good all rounder

        The Cost...
        A tube of this costs £7.50 for 75mls. This product is only available in the Body Shop, online or in store.

        I bought a tub of the intense moisture mask and asked for a sample pot of the exfoliato to go with it - The Body Shop are quite good with things like that and will normally help you out, it is worth a thought before you commit to buy.


        The Packaging...
        The Vitamin E range all comes in pink packaging with the little Body Shop logo and dark pink and black writing.

        The packaging isn't fancy. Whilst i would not at all object to receiving this as a gift, tred lightly, gentlemen, as it isn't really gift material! (Opt for the Japanese Cherry Blossom or Morrocan Rose ranges as they're a bit fancier looking).


        The Brand...
        If you don't know of the Body Shop - where have you been?

        Known for its ethical practices, from the fair trade in making products to the 'not tested on animals' in developing them, Anita Roddick (founder of the Body Shop) developed an amazing chain of stores, now on line. Very smelly, very pretty and generally good for the world.

        The Body Shop is now owned by the international giant - L'Oreal. Kind of takes the shine off of it, but outwardly the Body Shop still stands for its founder's moral's and principal's.


        This Product...
        As i said above, this is part of a range of facial skin care products.

        They are generally light products, i have used this exfoliator, the intense moiture mask and the lip care. They are not heavy on your skin.

        This product is intended to be used a few times a week. Wash your face with water, rub this in and rinse, very easy alongside a daily face wash.

        Vitmin E is apparently an anti-oxidant - i am useless with these sciencey bits and pay no attention. What i know is that after i have used this, my face feels fresh and clean, so as far as i am concerned, it works!

        I have combination skin. This seems to really suit my skin type, i am not sure how it would be for someone with dry skin, i don't think this range would be man enough. However, i don't know, so someone else would have to review about that. The Body Shop staff are normally pretty clued up on their products and they will give you advice on skin types, there is also info online.

        75mls is a reasonable size for this, when i bought it after using my sample, it lasted me a good 3 months.


        My opinion...
        Good for combination skin.

        Light, good for daily use.

        Reasonably priced, accessible for most purse strings.

        No scent really, i like a bit of scent in my face creams!

        A very good product from a very good company.

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          28.10.2010 22:12
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          An imaginative, clever, well made film

          As a fan of the spirit of a celebration of Christmas as opposed to the celebration of the birth of a Christ, i love what Tim Burton has done here!

          The description 'Animated Feature' really does not suffice - this is genius storytelling for adults and children alike!

          Cost...
          I bought this for a bargain £3 in Tesco a few months ago. I suspet with the festive season almost upon us this may increase.

          It is currently on Amazon fr about £4.

          The Plot...
          Produced and written by Tim Burton, finally reaching the big screen in the early 90s, this genius account sees Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King entering a portal between Halloween Town into Christmas town. He mishaps his way through a rediculous description of Christmas.

          The plot is magical and rediculous!

          There is a romance, singing and brilliant cinematography - but is this the end for Santa?

          Fantasy really is the order of the day!

          Jack Skellington has the voice of Chris Surandon, who is Susan's first husband.

          The DVD...
          The DVD is just over 1 hour long. It is widescreen but not HD. There's commentry available, as well as deleted scenes and behind the scenes extras.
          My opinion...
          Buy it and watch it on Christmas Eve. Brilliant.

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          28.10.2010 19:51
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          An easy to use, does what it says on the packet, kind of product

          Cost...
          I paid £6 for a 150ml tube in Boots. Currently it is in a 3 for 2 promotion in Boots. This is more than most of the face washes i would usually buy, but i like quality, and i like Soap & Glory so thought it was worth a try. To compare, i love the Neales Yard Rose Face Wash - it is beautiful and lovely, but costs beween £12 & £14 so it really is a luxury for me. Simple or Nivea face washes are usually about £3, so i saw tis as somewhere in between.

          Where to buy...
          As i said above, i have bought this in Boots. It is also available in Harvey Nicolls. I'm not sure where else you can get it. But in store in Boots or online is pretty accessible to most people in the UK.

          The brand...
          The Soap & Glory website gives some details about the background to this brand. I was suprised to read that the woman responsible for Soap & Glory also started the Bliss Spa chain, which is interesting.

          The idea behind the brand is smells nice, generous portions and reasonable prices (that is a synopsis of the PR online!).

          This product...
          This is a Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash.

          It is intended to be used daily.

          It states it is tested on women - i presume they mean rather than animals! Which is good in my book.

          Squeeze a grape size amount onto your hand, rub it on your wet face in the shower, and rinse - easy peasy!

          This is a turquiose coloured gel wash with little bubbles in it. This is apparently superfruit plum.

          The gel foams up really nicely, i get a nice lather in the mornings, and it rinses without leaving anything behind.

          Something i am not too sure about is the sensation this leaves. It feels a bit tingly, and i don't really like that on my face. Having said that, after i rinse it off, my skin does feel lovely and clean - amazingly so.

          I love the little logo on the side which says "for the chemistry sticklers who may scrutinize the ingredint list we will readily admit: this is technically not a soap"!

          The packaging is pink, white and mint green. If i got a bottle of this in my Christmas Stocking, i'd be quite happy, as it looks like a gift.

          My opinion...
          Not my favourite face wash, a bit too tingly for my liking, i like rose scented, subtle face washes. Having said that, it is extremely effective and certainly does what it says on the tube! Worth a test at least. Try to get it on a deal, as £6 is a little steep.

          Recommended, just not highly.

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          • flybe.com / Internet Site / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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            21.10.2010 14:46
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            Overall ok airline, just expect delays

            The Website...
            Flybe website isn't bad. Searching for flight availability to different regional and international airports is fairly straightforward and the search results are returned with flights on dtes either side and upgrade options.

            There are details of partner organisations - like Avis, so you can book hotels and other bits alongside.

            Cost...
            Be careful!

            Flybe are a bit sneaky, they add baggage costs, tax costs, booking fees and all sorts on top of the basic costs.

            I lived in Jersey for a while and the Exeter - Jersey flight was ideal. I've also flown with them to Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham. In all my travels with Flybe over the past 3 years or so, i have only ever hd 1 flight leave on time. In Jersey they are known as FlyMayBe!. That being said, i now expect this from them, so sitting in airport lounges, i am generlly well prepared to wait, leaving on time is a bonus!

            I have a Flybe Credit Card and have built up enough points now over the past two years to get a lounge pass. If you are going to regularly fly with them, get one, it is worth it because of the delays.

            My opinion...
            Don't expect a lot of them and you won't be disappointed.

            The ground staff at Exeter Airport are fantastic.

            Most of the crew are great.

            Seats are comfy.

            The planes always seem to have technical faults out of Exeter, i don't know if this is a national thing or not.

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          • Ikea Lack Coffee Table / Furniture / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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            21.10.2010 14:27
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            A good piece of kit - does what it says on the tin

            Where to buy...
            OK, this is IKEA, so in any IKEA! I live in Cornwall, so our nearest one is Bristol, which is a bit of a trek, to be fair, having said that, there is an IKEA near to most mjor cities. You can order online, but IKEA delivery charges vary considerably, so check it out before you hit 'buy'.

            Cost...
            This Lack Table costs £14.99. There are different Lack tables, similar in style, but different sizes, colours and shapes. The one in the picture here has a shelf underneath, which is why it is slightly more expensive than many of the others.

            I also have a smaller square Lack Table which i bought together with th one shon, and this was £6.99. Buying two coffee tables for less than £25 is incredible really.

            What you get...
            As with most IKEA furniture, this table comes flat pack.

            Ikea instructions are generally very easy to follow. They give you a list of what you should have and step by step instructions. For this table, you just need a philips head screwdriver and a hammer to put it together.

            Ease of assembly...
            This took me 20 minutes to unpack, put together and be drinking a cup of coffee! I'm not bad with flat pack furniture and i'm fit and able. But i did it on my own without any hassle.

            There was only one bit of the instructions that weren't clear, you have to put a long, double ended, odd type screw into each leg and the table top. From the instructions it looked as if you had to screw it in to th table top first, thenadd the legs - you don't - it was impossible! Basically the legs act as the scrw driver, so lightly hammer the funny screws into the top, then just screw down with the legs and it will tighten.

            Value...
            This is incredible value. The quality is average. It works as a coffee table, looks good and will probably last me a coupl of years. Yes i would have preferred a solid oak, rustic table, but that would have set me back about £200, so this is a much more accessible option!

            I love that i could also buy a little table to match, and that my living rom is now coordinated.

            My opinion...
            Ideal, expect functional, simpl furniture from IKEA. You won't get high quality, hand made, lonlasting stuff, but they don't pretend you will. It is simple, smart and works - so i got what i paid for, fair and square.

            When i can convince my mum that a trip to Bristol is in order, i will go and buy another one to use as a TV stand, the shelf makes it ideal for this and the height is perfect, so tha is my plan.

            I managed to lift this easily, get it in my car, assemble it and did this all on my own - i think the majority of the working age population would manage this. Fitted in my Honda easily.

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            21.10.2010 13:30
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            An effective product

            Where to buy...
            I have seen this for sale in Homebase, Tesco and Waitrose. I would imagine it is also available in other shops, but these must be accessible to most.

            Cost...
            The cost usually seems to be £3 in most shops, and this is the price it is available for in the Method online shop. I haven't seen any offers on Method products over the past few months, although i think they may be 2 for £5 in Tesco at the moment - but not 100% sure.

            The Brand...
            This comp[any could be described as ethical. They look for naturally based resources and use ethical processes. They try to be sustainable. Their ethos centres on community and are environmentally aware.

            The packaging is recycled.

            This is a UK brand.

            The Product...
            Daily Shower is a shower cleaner with Ylang Ylang. Basically, just spray this on the sufaces around the shower and leave to drip! That's it, it is a self cleaning product.

            I love the smell of this. It doesn't leave my bathroom smelling like hospital. It is fresh. A big advantage for me is that it isn't lavendar - i hate lavendar!

            I don't use this every day, i use it a couple times a week.

            My opinion...
            I really like this product. It works, cleans my shower, is easy to use, is packaged smartly and i love what the company stands for.

            What i'm not so keen on is the price. If this was £2 rather than £3, i would think it was ideal.

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            21.10.2010 13:03
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            Well worth a try, treat yourself!

            Cost...
            I paid just over £3 for a 500ml bottle about 2 months ago when Boots were offerring a third off some of the Soap & Glory range. Currently it is in a 3 for 2 promotion in Boots, so basically 3 large bottles for £10. Normally the rrp is about £5 a bottle. Bear in mind though these are large bottles. I thought £3 was excellenbt value.

            Where to buy...
            As i said above, i have bought this in Boots. It is also available in Harvey Nicolls. I'm not sure where else you can get it. But in store in Boots or online is pretty accessible to most people in the UK.

            The brand...
            The Soap & Glory website gives some details about the background to this brand. I was suprised to read that the woman responsible for Soap & Glory also started the Bliss Spa chain, which is interesting.

            The idea behind the brand is smells nice, generous portions and reasonable prices (that is a synopsis of the PR online!). I think they've succeeded with this.

            This product...
            Clean on Me is a creamy shower gel with built in body lotion. The bottle i have is 500mls, altough they also do a travel size as well.

            The large bottle comes with a pump - with shower gel, this makes total sense to me. I always get frustrated with shower gel bottles slipping in my hands as i get the soap out, but with this one it sits on the edge of my bath, i pump a few squirts into my hand, and away we go!

            You need to lather - this is creamy, so not very soapy - if that makes sense. But it is lovely once you get it frothing.

            The label says it contains mandarin peel extract - this made me think it would be citrusy, but actually it isn't. The scent is very subtle, so if you like really imposing fragrances, this isn't for you. It doesn't have that soapy, clinical smell, which somthing like Radox or Imperial Leather has, but more of a softer smell - don't know how to describe it really, subtle, soft and goes nicely with perfume. I like a shower gel i can smell, but don't like it to interfere with my perfume.

            I love the little logo on the side which says "cleanliness is essential when godliness is improbable" This kind of rings true for me!

            The packaging is pink, grey and silver, with those photos that are black and white and look like they belong in the 1950s. If i got a bottle of this in my Christmas Stocking, i'd be quite happy, as it looks like a gift.

            My opinion...
            This tub has lasted me a good 6 weeks. I'm sad it has run out and will be going on to Boots directly after writing this review to order some more.

            A nice everyday shower gel that will also make a nice little pressie becaus of the packaging.

            Does what it says on the tub and has a nice scent.

            Highly recommended.

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          • BT Home Hub 2.0 / Wireless LAN / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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            18.10.2010 13:31
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            Easy to set up and looks good

            Cost...
            I recently switched my broadband package from Sky to BT. Previously i had a netgear rooter, when i switched i received the BT Home Hub to enable me to access broadband from BT.

            I pay more with BT than i did with Sky. It costs £15.99 a month, with Sky it was only £10 - however, the extra £6 has been well worth it so far.

            I was a bit miffed at having to pay £5 postage, but after all the hassles with Sky, i was keen just to get decent, reliable broadband and customer service, which i seem to have had so far with BT.

            The Hub was 'free' - but to be honest, i am not sure that anyone has to pay for it. I had to subscribe to a 12 month contract. I would have signed up for a whole TV/Phone/Broadband package, but they were only available on 2 year contracts, and i didn't want that.

            The Hub...
            I received my hub and followed the instructions to set it up. The package came with very clear instructions.

            It is a black device with lights in the top right hand corner. When the hub is active or when it is connected, the lights are blue. The power, broadband and wireless lights are active on mine. There is also a phone and upgrading light which aren't alight on mine.

            As the system was warming up, the lights went from amber to blue.

            The system is quite attractive, much nicer looking than my netgear rooter.

            In The Box...
            There are 2 ADSL filters, a quickstart CD ROM, USB Cable, power cable, phone cable and everything you need to set up.

            Installing...
            This was very easy, basically, plug in the power cable, plug in the filter and network cable. Install the wireless system via the internet. Wait for all the lights to go blue. Follow the installation guide with the CD, and you're up and running. Took me about an hour all in all.

            Aparently there is a stndby option which you can switch on to save energy when not in use. BT advises leaving your Hub to run for about 2 weeks to allow it to settle in - apparently broadband needs time to establish itself. Because of this i haven't yet accessed the standby option.

            Reliability...
            In the three weeks i have had my BT Home Hub, i have had the best broadband ever! With Sky, my connection would cut out, the filters would fail, sky customer services were appauling with wait times and responses (although their tech guys were excellent). Since having the hub, i have had consistent, reliable broadband at all times of day.

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          • More +
            18.10.2010 12:40
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            A good overall piece of software

            Cost...
            I recently renewed my Kaspersky 2010 for Kaspersky 2011. By renewing from my existing service i saved 20%.

            I paid £31, everywhere else i looked this package was £39.99. If i'd upgraded as well, i could have got 25% off, but i didn't feel the need.

            Now i've looked in to it, i think ikt is available more reasonably. But i didn't think £30 for the year was bad at all.

            Download...
            I had the choice of ordering a bcakup disc or just downloading straight from the internet. I opted for the ltter option, hoping that i don't need the disc, if i do i think i can get it at a later date.

            Basically, the download talks you through what to do. I had to download an additional tool to get rid of some viruses before i could download the Kaspersky 2011, but it talked me thorugh all of the downloads and what to do when.

            I paid online, downloaded straightaway with 3 days left of my current subscription. With having to download additional tools, the whole process took me about 3 hour. To be honest if i was more tech savvy, i think i could have done it more quickly.

            As soon as i restarted my computer, it was up and running. It gave me 366 days of cover and a little clock counting down the days.

            I only have a laptop, so just got cover for 1 computer for 1 year. There were options for multiple computers and multiple years.

            The details...
            OK, i'm not too sure about worms and trojans, it means very little to me! However, what i do know is that i have had Kaspersky for a year and my email, internet and documents are all safe. It alerts me when there is a problem and i can make the decision whether to reject or whether to automatically reject.

            The little Kaspersky icon sits in the bottom right of my computer screen. I right click to scan for problems - it tells me whether everything is OK or whether i need to do something. When i switch on, a pop up appears telling me where my security stands. Since installing the 2011 software, this has continued and all is good on my laptop.

            The software chcks for Viruses, Trojans, worms and other malware, spyware and adware. It updates itself without me needing to do something. For the details of the software, i'd advise going to the Kaspersky website, or looking at the details on Amazon.

            It offers an automatic renewal option, so you just recive an email next year before your subscription ends and it will automatically renew.

            This version also alerts me if there's something potentially dodgy with an internet site.

            Overall...
            I've not got any complaints about this software. I like that it was hassle free to install, reasonable and seems to offer good overall protection for me.

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