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Angel was launched in 1992, created by Olivier Cresp and Yves de Chirin, released by Thierry Mugler.
This perfume comes in a variety of different shaped bottles depending on the size you purchase, but they are all beautiful. The one I have a 50 ml is shaped like a star, made of very heavy glass, the neck ( where the spray comes out is silver metal. It's screams quality and is also supposedly refillable. I absolutely adore this fragrance but have ended up paying full price for my last two bottles as I have yet to find out how you actually refill them what you have to do or buy! I'm told they they sell an actual refil bottle but I have not actually seen this advertised anywhere.... My plan is too endeavour to find out tho when I run low of this one. So I will update if I mange it!
The bottle as I said is heavy and is held easily in the palm of your hand! It almost appears to balance on the dressing table rather than stand although is safe and it's shape does not make it fall off! The fragrance itself appears blue in colour through the bottle. It doesn't mark your clothes though when sprayed.
The packaging is a simple blue and black box with white corrugated inners, it has the product information on the back clearly written in black with the name and designer ( in silver writing) on the front.
Cost wise, it is a premium branded perfume and this is reflected in the cost, I paid about £60 from boots, which in having a quick scan on internet is about average for this size!
Onto the smell..... I always find it quite hard to describe a smell but here goes, it is long lasting and a scent a save for the evening, albeit I can still smell it the next day. It is very sensual and a few squirts will suffice as it is quite strong, over spritz can be a bit overpowering, so be mindful.
The base notes of the product are described on its website as containing Tonka Bean, Amber, Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Caramel. The middle notes Honey, Apricot, Blackberry, Plum, Orchid, Peach, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley, Red Berries, Rose. Finally the top notes Melon, Coconut, Mandarin Orange, Cassia, Jasmine, Bergamot, Cotton Candy
Once you know what the scents are contained in the product you can relally pick them out when you are wearing it, people after ask what it's I'm wearing when I have this product on.
I Am a massive Fan of my iPad 2, and there are not many days that go past without me using it for one thing or another! Although the battery lasts a good 10 hours I obviously have to charge it regularly.
After the cat used my original charger as a chew toy I was forced into purchasing another one! To be honest I didnt really read reviews as I thought that this was a basic item that did the designed job and that was that.
It pretty much does with the added bonus of having a 6 foot long power cord, which fellow apple users will know is a welcome improvement from the short corded adaptor that comes as standard, with apple purchases. This means that I can continue to use my iPad now without having to sit right next to a plug socket, a welcomed change!
In terms of price I paid about £20 off of amazon, the cord is of good quality, I have seen similar products on eBay for much cheaper, but in my experience of buying electrical adapters the quality is often compromised, leving flexes open to eay breakage!
So there you have it a compact 10w USB charger white, in colour that you can charge any apple product on wether this be your mac, iPhone or iPad .
I am a massive fan of sanctuary products and have a lot of the range, some which I received as gifts and others that I have bought. This particular item was one of many sanctuary gifts at Christmas. It was the first time I tried this but I was definatly not disappointed.
The packaging is that typically associated with sanctuary items; clear plastic and orange, it is of good quality and is what i would normally expect from the sanctuary range. The scent of the product is again that typical of the traditional range...... Amazing... I always find it difficult to describes smells but this is spicy and sensual and instantly relaxing, as it's name promises. As with most of the products it contains moisturising properties such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and early primrose oil. It is orange in colour.
The idea is that you pour it under a running bath and relax. It doesn't foam particularly but you can feel the softness of the product in the water, it instantly coats your skin with a veil of product which both leave it feeling extremely soft with the amazing scent. I almost did not want to use shower gel for fear of washing it away.
An amazing product, my only complaints are that it can leave the bath slippery after use, so just be careful and also that I felt I had to wash my face free from the bath water after, I don't like using oily products on my face and it felt too heavy for my skin here.
My cat has to be one of the fussiest eaters I've ever met, eating only tuna and the occasional bowl of biscuit munchies, like all of us though, he does however like the odd treat! My house is pretty much ruled by the animals, so much of our time is taken up by the hounds that the poor cat often gets left out, I try therefore to make sure that whenever I buy the dogs a bone, Lieka also gets a little something. Dreamies are high up in on the preferred list.
Dreamies come in a variety of flavours and coloured bags, the ones I have currently are cheese and are in a bright yellow pouch, there is a comical cat on the front, as on all the variety of pouches who looks very full and contented. The 60 gram pouch stipulates that it is bursting with 30 servings. The kibbles are basically a soft inside of cheese flavouring covered in a crunchy coating, a proper serving consists of apprx 8 kibbles. However, my cat would probably disagree as he can pretty much finish off a packet in about four or five servings ... I'm not sure this is actualy particularly good for him, but a life of tuna cannot be very exciting so I just let him be.
The pouch emphasises the need to make sure the cat has plenty of water and the need to store in a cool dry place, as the pouch is resealable this can be easily done!
It says on the pouch to shake and see your cat come running. If he won't come in on an eve I do this and lot and behold he does come from wherever he has been, intact before now on more than one occasion the neighbours cat comes running too!
All in all a cat treat that is obviously loved by my moggie, and well worth the small price of £1 from most petshops and supermarkets
I bought this mask when it Boots were running an offer of 3 for 2, but is normally around £7 It was in the run up to my wedding so I was committed to having a good skin regime if only until my big day. Im a big fan of the sanctuary brand and have been delighted with many of their products in the past.
The self heating mud mask boasts itself to be rich in the natural minerals from the dead sea, aimed to purify and deep clean the skin. By opening the pores and drawing out toxins. The elements respnsible for this process according to the packaging are the thermal action of Zeolite and the detoxifying Kaolin!
It comes in a 200ml charcoal grey plastic tube with blue writing and has a blue flip top. It's easy to get the product from its container. The mask itself is also charcoal in colour and is has a thick consistency, it's difficult to describe the smell but is similar to other mud masks I have used in the past with no obvious added scents. On application it is smooth and as you rub it into your wet skin following which there is a gentle heat which is apparently how the pores are opened, you then leave it for 10 mins before washing off.
For me the warming feeling doesn't last long enough. It basically stops as soon as you stop rubbing the product into the area, however after the product is washed off my skin felt clean and refreshed. It is a relaxing process. I used this product regularly with the sanctuary exfoliator on alternate days and I really noticed the difference in my skin, it was clearer and brighter. Unfortunately being somebody who relies on a face wash alone most of he time ,im not 100% whether this was a result of finally managing to stick to aregukar skin regime or because of the products I was using, most likely a combination of the both, either way I was very pleased with the results.
At times I feel a little like I live in a zoo, what with my moggie, a German Shepard and a nutty chocolate lab.
My first dog, a family pet, we had before the invention of the now so popular pet insurance and luckily was healthy throughout her whole life. When I got my own zoo, it was a difficult choce whether to py quite costly insurance premiums for each of my three animals or to take the chance, in the hope that they neve get unwell. We wentvforvthe costly option and now all three of my loveable pets are covered with pet plan! There is a variety of cover that you can choose from. We opted for the top end scale covered for life. This means unlike many insurers who will only over n illness or an injury for a year pet plan allows you to claim again and again each year, up to the set amount, for the same illness, this is on the condition that you renew the policy each year, which although means you don't have a lot of wiggle room in negotiating the price does give you piece of mind. I currently pay £12 for the cat, £30-37 for each dog every month.
It is worth bearing in mind that as with many insurers, it's worth reading the fine print, for example, pet plan state thatif your animal has not had regular check ups and inoculations you are not covered. It will also not cover for pre existing conditions.
It's personal choice to insure or not to insure, but the thought of having to have my animal put down or suffer e my budget doesn't stretch does not bear thinking about. So far despite having not the most intelligent animals who like to think they are indestructible we have yet to need to use it, but people who I know who have, have had nothing but good service
On sale in Argos for less than £6 thesis a bargain for the beginner cook, as somebody who loves cooking but doesn't really have much free time on her hands I didn't want to spend a fortune on a hand whisk that I would only use occasionally. The vale option therefore seemed like a good call.
The item is a standard 150 watts that comes with one pair of silver metal beaters, which are suitable for the dishwasher. The bulk of the item is made of white plastic, is not too heavy to hold (apprx 0.73kg according to Argos website) and is ergonomically well designed.
It has 5 adjustable speeds, through the sliding of a button on the top of the item (where there is also a button release for the beaters). The difference between the speeds is not really noticeable and although is does mix well, the machine works hard for this to happen and it takes longer than previous mixers I have owned. I noticed also a reduction in speed particularly when mixing denser items, such as when the flour is added to cake mixture.
The lead is quite short and it does make a bit of a racket when in use but you can't fault the fact that it does what it says it will do... Even if it does take a little bit longer! The fact that the model is so basic means it's very simple to use. Ideal for cooks starting out, but if you are a more experienced cook it may be worthwhile spending the extra.
I purchased a pack of 4 toothbrush refills of this variety ecently from Argos for approximately £19. I have previously only ever bought them from boots where they are on offer every now and again, but the price I paid I think is pretty standard when offers not in place.
The refills come in a blue box With a picture of both the refill and the oral b logo, pretty standard packaging to be honest. Within the packaging are the four refills along with four different colour rings that fit to the bottom of each refill in order for family members to differentiate which brush belongs to whom.
The refills are compatable to all oral b rotating brushes which is handy as I have had my oral b toothbrush for quite some time now, but oral b do bring out new fittings from time to time, so it's nice to be able to use what's available without having to purchase the whole electric toothbrush again.
This particular head is designed as a whitening/ stain removing head, which for me issue big part of dental hygiene. It is made of a sturdy plastic with a circular head of Green white and blue bristes, enclosed in which is a smaller yellow plastic circle, which is infact the advertised polishing cup.
In terms of performance, I have been a fan of electric toothbrushes for years and rate their general performance as outstanding in comparison to manual brushes. To be honest this particular model cleans just as well as any other refill I have used, I did not notice any more significant whitening effect, but then I rate all the oral b electric brushes as providing good stain removal and this item lived up to this also. I did find that with the polishing cup not as much foam was created as with my previous plain bristle head, which impacted on the few feeling you get when cleaning your teeth, but it delivered in its cleaning performance regardless. My teeth did actually squeak when rubbed after use, which I took to mean they were squeaky clean. Like I said no better or worse than alternatives but no difference in the price either.
My previous replacement heads have lasted about 4-5 months before I've thought about needing to change. I'm two months in to this one and it's still gong strong.
As the very proud owner of an iPod touch as well as a hand me down iPhone I was excited by the purchase my husband made for my birthday of the new iPad 2 (I actually got the iPod touch last year.
It was bought from the apple store itself online, if the bank statements are right for about £479. Which is pricey I know but with my lap top on the way out, we would have been shelling out soon. Thanks to this present I don't think I'll ever need a laptop again! In comparison to other stockists I don't see much of a difference, a few pounds either side, but there is something comforting to know it came straight from apple.
It arrived within two days of being ordered, my husband asked for it to come gift wrapped, for a couple of extra pounds, so came presented in a white box ( signature apple ) with a red bow and a silver apple embossed envelope with a personal message, a nice touch I thought. Within this the iPad came in its traditional white packaging, simplistic white box with a picture of the iPad on the top, iPad written on the sides, and the apple symbol and iCloud symbol either end.
It is also worth noting that for no additional cost apple will engrave the iPad prior to delivery, which makes it very personal and a service I do not know to be offered elsewhere.
The ipad itself comes in black or white, which is basically the colour of the frame, it has the power on button at the top and the volume button at the side with the home button a the bottom. It is sleek and contemporary looking and can easily be held comfortably in your hand. It has an aluminium back with the apple logo (and my engraving). The compact size, which is slightly smaller than an a4 piece of paper is incredibly thin and is also lightweight, making it easily portable. The battery charges from empty to full in about 4 hours and lasts spprx 10 with some very intense use, to include playing videos. Setting it up to wi-fi is a very simple process also. When surfing the net, through the already installe surfari app movements are quick as is the loading of web pages. In a similar way to internet explorer you can open more than one Internet page at a time and flit between them. If you have other apple devices the usage will be second nature.
It comes complete with the dock connector to USB cable and a 10w power adaptor which is basically how you charge it. The operating system is iOS 5, which my husband was very excited about, to be completely honest this means nothing to me but I do know that all the processes within the iPad are smooth, quick and efficient.
There is a quick reference start up guide, but to be honest as long as you can work out how to turn it on ( button at top)the iPad works through the set up step by step to include initialising iCloud, which basically means apps music or books bought on other apple devices are shared with your new iPad. It does require the set up of an apple store Id, but again this is an easy process and if you already have one you can just use this. You can also buy additional storage pace through iCloud, I'm not exactly sure how this works, but my understanding is that if you use or the internal space, you can store additional things here in cyberspace, but with a connection to your account.
As with other apple products there are zillions of Apps you can download for free or for a few pounds, varying from games, to apple alternatives for word processing, to quote their previous advertising campaign, there literally is an app for everything! The iPad enables you to multi task by hitting the home button at the bottom, you can easily switch from app to app
This iPad comes with a camera facing you and also one facing the desired object, swapping between the two is very simple and this addittion to the original iPad means that you can use FaceTime and Skype. The camera itself is of an ok quality, the pctures in daylight are actually pretty good, but when the lights go low, unfortunately so does the quality.
Playing music and videos is perfect on the iPad, the sound is vey good quality and the volume reaches good levels, you can purchase dock stations for surround options. Images are sharp and very high quality, both when playing things from the app store and through I players via the Internet.
Other features already on the iPad on setup are newsstand and iBooks, whereby you can download store and read magazines, newspapers and books in addittion to the kindle app the can be connected directly to amazon. You can set up your email account and retrieve mail directly to your iPad, obviously as pre mentioned you can access itunes and the app store, there is something called utunes which is basically an assortment of lectures and learning modules on a variety of topics as well as the new FaceTime feature. With the variety of applications available you can basically make your iPad into whatever you need it to be.
Bad points - does not come with case or screen protectors, in my experience apple products easily scratch, so I would definatly recommend getting these, they can be picked up on eBay very cheap. It is also worth knowing that if you want apps such as sat navs you will need the iPad model with 3G as this model does not have GPS
I bought this microwave after accidently setting my last on fire, with a packet of custard (apparently there is metal within the carboard carton). I particularly was after a contemporary looking model, but given that I only have a small kitchen, it was important that the appliance was also relativly compact, as my worksurface space is precious. The actual size of this model is approximatly 46cmx36cmx28cm, thus fulfilling my first requirement, the actual capacity is 17 litres, so despite the compact size, you don't have to comprimise on what goes inside. The appliance comes in brushed aluminium, with a refelective door and a green lcd display, programmes are displayed in red, within the display. Setting the clock is simple also.
The appliance is one of the more powerful microwaves available cooking at 800watts and the kenwood name is one of reliability
It has various cooking options and varied power level (5) , as most mcrowaves do, such as various meats, potatoes, pasta etc. There is also an auto defrost programme that automtically sets the required time to defrost your item, based upon the wieght you input (most food stuffs have the wieght labelled on the packaging so this is easy to use without having to have scales). I have successfully defrosted both chicken breasts and mince this way on days where i have forgotten to take things out of the freezer. There is also a grill option, but to be honest i dont really use this function, but good to have incase the toaster breaks.
The nice thing about this microwave is that many of the buttons are in fact hidden by the door, which adds to that contemporary feel and actualy makes cleaning easy as you do not have the intricates of buttons to work around. The touch buttons are easy to use and the programmes themselves are easy to work out.
The inside of the microwave has a standard rotating glass plate that can be removed for washing and is suitable for the dishwasher. The glass plate can withstand being dropped as i have done this on more than one occassion without breaking it. As with most microwaves a light comes on during cooking time.
The kenwood microwave to summise does all the things it is suppossed to and it does them quick and well, because of the specialist programmes and power levels. I unfortunatly probobaly do not use it to its full potential, mostly just heating, but the times I have used the additional functions, am pleased with the results.
As far as the noise it produces, its quieter than some models Ive owned previously, do not really notice it is on.
Unfortunatly I cannot remember the exact price we paid as we have had the item over a year, but I think it was around the £80 mark (dont quote me on this).
So last year, my husband who loves his gadets and gizmos suggested getting me an ipod for my birthday... at the time i thought why would i need one of these as i already had an mp3 player, but he was so excited and i couldnt think of anthing else i wanted so i went along with it... now i can see what all the craze was about.. i would not be without it!!!!
I got the 32gb ipod touch, which fits nicely into the palm of my hand, my particular item was black, with a silver back with the apple logo in the centre, i purchased an addittional cover to stop the product from getting scratched, which in itself was pricey at £20, after my husband spent £220 on the product itself, it would have been nice for this to have been included.
Anyway it comes with a two way camera, the quality isnt brilliant, being only 5mgpixels but it does the job, and facetime works perfectly well with it. You can video also, with a good picture quality. The camera is initself a handy feature as it means when im walking the dogs i can listen to my music and take pics of them without having to take the camera with me. You can purchse addittional applications for editting orvuploading photos to social networking sites. This make these laborious processes much easire and are well worth the small amount of money.
In general the apps themselves vary in price, but i have been more than contented with the ones at the bottom end, many are free and at special times of the year they do coutdown days with free apps (they have one now for valentines day). The app store is easy to navigate through and the process of installing is easy once you have set up your apple id . I wont go into each app separatly as they all deserve thier own reviews.
The screen is of high resolution, about 9.5cm by 4.5cm with lcd display which makes watching videos/ iplayer etc a good viewing pleasure, pictures are sharp and the sound is of good quality. The interface is very user friendly and you can arrange your faviroute apps so you can have them on your first screen.
The 32mgb is more than ample to store everything i need i currently have 1214 songs, a series of house and i still havent reached capacity... so plenty of room!!! You can of course connected to itunes and download directly from there, the ipod comes with a pair of white earphones, sleek in design and the sound quality is superb! I personally have experienced itunes crashing and have had to re-download some items but im a bit computer illiterate so am unsure if this was my fault or the site itself.
The ipod comes with wi-fi and bluetooth and you can therefore connect wherever you can access this. My husband has a stereo in his car with bluetooth which means that we can connect my music all 1214 songs of it on long journeys ( he is not always so impressed as it means i get to be DJ).
The charge i think lasts a good amount of time, I charge it every couple of days but im not a big gamer, and i would imagine that this would run it down somewhat if i was.
All in all an amazing piece of equipment that im glad to own - thanks hubby
I purchased the paint pot as part of my wedding make up after an hour and a half in house of frazer with the most helpful make up artist I have ever met.
Basically it a eyeshadow pigmented in a cream. It comes in a small clear heavy glass pot wih a matt black lid, all contained in a small black box. Like other mac product it looks as a good as the brands name preceeds it. The lady in hof described it as adding some pow to your eyes, it basically is applied on your lid layer and dries to an intense base for your eye colour, mine is a neutral tone ( im not sure of the exact colour as it as now scratched off) and i use it now on a daily basis, it is smooth on application and yo need very little, I just use my finger to apply, but in hof , the lady used a brush, it does not crease or flake as other cream shadows i have used in the past, but it does open up my eyes dramatically when i use it alone and acts as a brilliant base for colour shadows when i go out in an evening. again preventing them from creasing also.
It does cost aroundf the £12 mark, but i use mine most days and it doesnt look like ive made a dent in it. so i can see it lasting for quite some time.
It last all day, as do my other mac products, which really creates the only disadvantage; that people do not know i own it as i never have to get it out to reapply, therfore i cant show off!
Being a massive vaseline fan for both dry lips and dry skin, i came across this particular prduct purely by accident. After struggling with a cold I had some extremely sore chapped skin around my nose and having left my trusty tin at home, i popped into Morrission to purchase some vaseline as I couldnt put up with it an longer. I grabbed the nearest tin and whilst waiting to pay slathered it on my face.... Instant relief!!!! It did the job, it wasnt until after I popped to the deli next door to get a sandwhich I got back into my car looked into my rear view mirror I realised it was tinted..... as was my face!!
Looking back and having recovered from the chapped skin I now cannot get enough of this particular version of vaseline. It costs around the £2 wieghs about 20gs, it comes in the usual metal tin , pink and white coloured, I find it harder to get hold of than some of the other vaseline types as it appears not everywhere stocks it. The product itself is quite a bright pink in colour, it doesnt really have a strong smell to it, which is a shame because the main products it advertises to have are both rose and almond oil, both scents I love, but unfortunatly do not come across in the.
It is a case of just dipping your finger in and smearing on your lips, i tend not to use this for the skin now, giving that now i know its tinted, although it works just the same ( I have used it in emergencies when not walking around he shops). The product smoths on easily and like other vaselines it is not sticky in any way. It gives an instant relief to dryness and has an immediate soothing effect, I find that once used my lips dont feel dry or need reappling for a good couple of hours. The advantage of this particular one being tinted is that i can wear it on a night out, particularly without the sticky feeling.
Perfect for your handbag, but be wary that in the heat it melts
i inherited this phone off my husband, for the simple reason that he wanted my window htc phone that i had been sent as a upgrade. As far as phone go i tend to use them for the purpose of caling people and texting only... fancy that, so i thought that this would probably wasted on me. To an extent it is, as I have an ipod touch which functions exactlly the same as the i phone 3g but is much quicker (will get to this).
Ok so this phone, fits in your palm quite nicely and is a reasonable wieght. It is contemporary looking in a sleek black and silver design with the apple logo on the back. It is quite robust, but like most phones scratches easily when in the bottom of your bag with your keys etc, however saying that covers and cases are readily available and cheaper versions of official merchandise do exactly the same job, saying this even though mine is a hand me down its in pretty good nick considering its now two years old.
This phone is very easy to use, and it doesnt take long to set up email accounts on here either. Registering with apple/ itunes/ app store is not too complicated but i have had problems with syncing items from my phone and also from my ipod back to the main computer as it doesntseem like more than one apple product synched to one computer, not ideal if you like us each have an ipod also.
There are literally thousands of apps all rated and ranging from free to 100's of pounds, they are categorised by topic and you can also scroll through top categories for best free apps or paid apps.
Each app is probably a review category in its own right and i wouldnt do it justice if i attempted to cover any of them here, but pretty much everything you can think of has an app!!! I would rate the apple apps over the window apps available on the htc i previously had. The advantage of having an iphone over the ipod is that you can access internet dependednt apps (there are many) whilst away from wi-fi areas
Texting on the iphone stores previous messages so you can see the whole conversation you have had with any one person, a handy function.
Calls- clear with speaker phone fucntion and ability to access other areas of the phone when taking a call.
Internet - access to the internet, although i find that even in a strong wi-fi location such as my own home wherre I am the only person accessing internet, the speed is slow. Aps are also slow to open even those not requiring internet conncetion.
Camera- very poor quality, not certain of exact megagpixls (think 5) but there ae apps available that mean you can edit and improve the quality to good effect.
Battery life- poor poor poor, requires daily charging with minimum use
Price - like i said mine is a hand me down but ive seen them on ebay even now with the latest models going for in the region of £200, money which i think is better spent else where. If you get this phone on a contract, ensure you have a good internet package with it, as small allowances will get used up easily
Storage - relativly small compared to other models, i have plenty of room available on mine but probably do not use the phone to its full capacity because of having an ipod touch.
I often ask myself where i would be without my daily fix of coke, there is nothing that quite hits the spot than this cold fizzy sweet beverage. I always opt fot the diet variety, because a- i personally think it tastes better than the original variety and b-because the sugar content of regular coke is high and i like to think if im going to treat myself on the calorie front id rather do it in the form of a chocolate bar!!!
So what to say about this particular size, its ideal for work and the resealable lid, the same type as used on full size bottles means that you do not need to drink it all at once like a can and can take it on the move with you ... being a community nurse means this is ideal. I find that you can open and close the lid numerous times without the drink going flat.
Being an avid purchaser of this variety, can be problematic as they generall cost around the £1.20- £1.50 each from newsagents etc, which can sometimes cost the same as the 2litre versions, and therefore something i should probably stop purchasing unnececessarily .... although sometimes you can get them on offer for multipurchase!!!
Also worth noting the plastic is recyclable