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    • Romania / Destination International / 20 Readings / 18 Ratings
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      19.07.2012 10:15
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      Still a country with a lot of potential

      Well let me tell you few things you need to know before traveling to Romania.
      First Romania it is a beautiful country, with beautiful mountains and opening the the Black See in Constanta City. Also Romania is well known for the Castle Bran or as we know it here in the UK, Dracula Castle which is situated in Transilvania.

      ++Arriving in Bucharest++
      Romania has two international airports in Bucharest, Otopeni airport and Baneasa Airport. At the moment all the flights land at Otopeni Airport as Baneasa Airport is having a refit.
      When arriving in Otopeni(OTP) be aware of people, you will find a lot of people that will ask you about a taxi, if you are in a hurry and you did not book a taxi through a respectable company you will be ripped off by these taxi drivers you can pay up to £200 just for few miles so I recommend that when you book your plain ticket you buy your taxi fair or bus as there are respectable companies over there.

      ++Renting a car++
      Please don't think you'll save money if you rent your car at the arriving point in OTP, you can have some very nasty suprizes when arriving at destination. My husband and I we went to Romania a year ago and we rented from a such called company called Phonix which gave us a broken car and if I would not have had it checked before we gave them the money we could have been in a lot of troubles. The chap did gave us a contract and everything looked fine but the car was a wreck. I am Romanian, my husband is british so I knew what to check for before we were near there to be scammed. So please go and rent from companies like HERTZ or others like that otherwise you will have a stressful holiday.

      ++If you take the train++
      If you are planning to take the train from Bucharest OTP, then you need to take the bus number 708 from OTP airport which will take you to "Gara de Nord" or the North train station. In the North train station there are a lot of gipsies begging for money, do not leave your luggage unattended at any time because they will still everything from you and I mean everything and the police in Romania is hopeless you will never recover a thing.

      ++Hotel++
      In Romania most of the Hotels special in the mountain areas are quite nice now, they are all up to date and people living in the mountain areas are very hospitable and it is quite nice out there no not too much worry over there.

      ++Food++
      Romanian food is really nice, there are many places where you can eat beautiful romanian authentic food like "Hanul Ancutei" near Bacau City also big Cities will all have malls and you can eat then quite affordable. There are supermarkets where you can buy fruits and sweets and drinks.

      ++People++
      People in Romania are quite miserable I think it is because they have a hard life, however you will find a lot of nice, friendly and honest people.

      ++Animals++
      Romania has a lots of Dogs living in the streets, and when I say a lot uhhh it is going to break your heart. You will see them everywhere do not try and be friendly and feed him, 80% of them they very dangerous and full of diseases so I suggest you stay away from any dog or cat. It is sad but you better know before you try to save them. Also you will see horses and cows used for work and bitten most of the time so they will do their work quick, do not get involved this is what they use the horses and the cows for. Also Romania is quite a dirty country so you will see rubbish near there everywhere.(England will look like a paradise then)
      ++Cities and places I recommend++
      I recommend you run away from Bucharest if you can quick as possible. Cities like Brasov, Sibiu, Contanta, Vatra Dornei they are very beautiful and it is worth seeing them. Places like Bran Castle, Sinaia Retreat, Campu Lung Moldovenesc Retreat, Red Lake, St Anne Lake and many others.

      ++My advise++
      Wherever you go in Romania, keep your wallet, camera and your laptop close to you, don't mess around rent a proper car as the streets in Romania are pretty bad and in the same time enjoy yourself!!

      Thanks for reading, if you have any questions please ask and I'll be happy to repply!

      Also posted on Ciao under the same username

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        18.07.2012 18:09

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        Affordable shower cream for a good reputation brand

        Nivea Free Time Shower cream 250 ml you can buy now near there anywhere, I bought mine from ponland of course for £1.00, Wilkinsons sells it for £0.99.

        Is got and HYDRA IQ stamp which stands for Moisture technology for a soft skin feeling.
        PH skin- balanced, Dermatologically proven!

        It has a very pleasant smell, it says that contains Star Fruit Scent, not that I know how star fruits smell, and aloe vera. So it does smell fresh, clean and fruity(citrus). The texture is similar to a lotion, with a white slightly green ish color. It is not foamy on the body but it does clean and leave your skin feeling clean, with a pleasant scent. It lasts me about a week as I was my body twice a day, I have use it for my hair too some times but is no good so just keep it for your body.

        It is very affordable, a good reputation brand and not a bad product its self.

        Thanks for reading

        Nelixx

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        18.07.2012 17:38
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        Lovely and kind moisturiser

        I bought this tinted moisturiser in Savers for £1.99, being so cheap I thought I will try it. I bought the one that says "natural" shade. I buy a lot of my face care products in Savers or SuperDrugs as they have very good offers and generally the prices are lower that boots or even the supermarkets.

        ++Appearance++
        It comes in a 75ml tube top side down, it's not too watery and it's got a very pleasant smell.

        ++How does it work?++
        This tinted moisturiser supposed to adapt your natural skin tone for an even and radiant complexion, it supposed to target young skin. It is an oil free moisturiser and the special texture supposed to leave your skin feeling noticeable softer and smoother which is does actually. An UVA/UVB filter system helps protect from the sun's radiation.

        ++The Results++
        Your complexion looks naturally radiant and even. Your skin feels fresh and soft.

        ++How to use++
        Smooth evenly over cleansed face and neck.

        Dermatologically Approved

        My opinion?
        This tinted moisturiser, natural shade, is lovely if you have a good skin will do even a nice coverage and you will not need your daily foundation at all. It does let your skin silky and soft and ready to apply your make up. I just use it in the morning and it does what is says actually, if you have a spotted skin I am not sure if you will see the benefits of it so it may not be as good for you. I do recommend this tinted moisturiser, is does make a difference to your skin.

        Thanks for reading

        Neli

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        17.07.2012 23:04
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        A way out if your baby is lactose intolerant.

        Lactose is a natural sugar found in milk also in milk products. Lactose intolerance means that you have problems digesting the lactose. There are a lots of people which are intolerant to lactose in UK and they do not know.

        How do you know your baby is lactose intolerant?

        Few of the symptoms of lactose intolerant in babies are:
        **cramps or pain in the abdomen
        **bloating or swelling in the abdomen
        **diarrhea
        All this can cause damage to your baby intestines if you continue feeding him milk which contain lactose. You need to speak to your doctor before making any changes in your baby's diet. Babies are very sensitive when it comes to change milk so you may need to do it graduate. If you think your baby is lactose intolerant talk to your GB I am sure that you can have him tested first.

        Enough with the medical advise! SMA lactose free milk is what my baby had since week 4 as my milk dried out after two weeks. I am lactose intolerant so is my husband buy I did not have my baby tested. First few days after my milk dried I gave him Cow&Gate from birth onwards and he was vomiting nearly after every meal after three days of nightmares my midwife suggested I try the lactose free milk from SMA, I think you can get lactose free milk for babies on the prescription but she just want it me to try this one. So I went to Boots I bought the SMA Lactose free milk 430g for £5.43 which I thought was a fair price.

        I'll be honest from the first meal my boy was not vomiting anymore and the next day the diarrhea stopped and Baby J started to have soft stools and after few days the crying stopped in the night and he started sleeping very well. He is still on SMA 430g lactose free and I am not going to change it.

        The SMA lactose free contains milk proteins vitamin A, D, E, K, C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, B6, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Chloride, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Fluoride, Selenium, Iodine, Chromium, Molybdenum.

        As you can see the formula contains all sorts of vitamins and Minerals which are necessary in your little one growth and develop.

        If you think it is a little costly please talk to your GB and if your child is lactose intolerant I am sure you can get it on prescription.

        Thanks for reading, hope this helps!

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        17.07.2012 10:22
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        Very good price for a quality mascara

        I bought this rimmel volume flash mascara on Julipa on offer for £5.99 at the time that being more than 12 month ago. It came with a free rimmel eyeliner which was rubbish. The Rimmel waterproof volume flash mascara Is the only one I am using it and the same one I bought more than a year ago so this will be my first observation that it last a long time even when used every day. I also brush my eyebrows with it and it is lovely my eyebrows look like I've just been to the salon. It definitely is waterproof I personally tested it myself so thumbs up for this rimmel mascara please do try it it does what it says and it is not expensive. I never wore fake lashes so I am always looking for a mascara who will make miracles. This one doesn't make miracles but is the best I have tried by now.

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        • MAC Eye Kohl / Make Up / 14 Readings / 11 Ratings
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          16.07.2012 17:17

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          Very good product, a bit pricey!

          I have been using MAC Kohl eyeliner for ages now, I love the "feline" and the "smoulder" versions. The MAC Kohl eyeliner is very soft and it is perfect for waterline. This is the first eyeliner that I'm using without feeling my eye burn, I do use it just for the waterline and it is fantastic. It doesn't last too long though so I have to redo my eye makeup every other hour. Even so I love it still because it is easy to apply and special because I don't feel my eyes burning which. I do recommend this eyeliner the "feline" version is more intense and it looks a little bit better than the "smoulder" one but it's up to you. I have bought lots of eyeliners in the past I think I have over 100 in my collection but the only one I'm using at the moment is MAC kohl eyeliner "feline". Debenhams sells them I paid £13 each so they quite expensive but they worth the money.

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          16.07.2012 16:31

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          A good quality daily lipstick

          I love Clinique products, I received this lipstick as a present a year ago from a friend of mine and I felt in love with it. I just bought my self 3 of these slightly different colors and I am using it every day. The nude color it really suits me, it doesn't crease on the lips, smells very nice and you can really see the quality in it. I could called it a luxury lipstick, the downside to it is that it doesn't last too long which bothers me a little because I have to reapply it quite often in a day. If you don't mind the reapplying then this is the right lipstick for you but if you are looking for a long lasting lipstick this is not for you. I do recommend this product, it is stylish, easy to apply, easy to wipe but keep in mind that it does not last.

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          16.07.2012 15:35

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          I wouldn't bother

          Bio Synergy Pinnothin claims to be an appetite suppressant, it come in a nice redish bottle which contains 30 pills, I have paid £19.99 from studio24.co.uk, you can buy it at the moment from the bio Synergy website for the same £19.99, I think amazon is cheaper. The delivery was quick but the product disappointing. It does take the hunger away but just for the first few days after that you're back in your old habits as the body get used to it or at list this is what I think it is. The pills actually contains 1000mg korean pine nut oil and is supposed to make you feel fuller for the day also it supposed to bust your energy which it does but again for me it was just for the first few days. All in all I would not buy it again and the pills do not deliver.

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        • Lean FX / Diet & Weight Loss / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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          16.07.2012 15:21

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          Expensive supplement and it doesn't work.

          Lean FX, another disappointing product from Athletic Xtreme, being trying lots of them from AX. Lean FX can be bought online and it varies price like £24-£39 shop around if you whish to buy. This supplement it supposed to boost your metabolism for accelerated leaning effects it suppose to be good for people who have an underactive thyroid like myself. It contains cortisol which is body's primary stress hormone and it's produced and released by the adrenal glands. Its function it's to assist the body in dealing with everyday stresses. It comes in a nice bottle containing 90 capsules, the daily dose in 1 capsule/day and it's suppose to work but it doesn't not for me anyway. I was very disappointed that after 2 weeks of using it I have seen no change also no side effects which was good, I do eat quite well and I exercise, not too much though. I do not recommend this product.

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          16.07.2012 14:14

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          It may be good for other type of skin but not for mine!

          I bought the Rimmel cream gel foundation some time ago from Superdrug, I have paid around £5.00 on offer at the time. I love trying new makeup so I thought I will give it a try. After three uses I decided it was not for me. It did not look right at all on my skin and after few hours my skin will look quite oily. My sister though is very happy with it she is using it every day the Ivory one. She also has a different type of skin, so it my be worth trying but do not have expectations as you may be disappointed. If you have a slightly oily skin I would recommend after you apply the Rimmel gel foundation will apply a powder foundation and be generous with it. For me the worst foundation for my type skin tried by now, it may different for you though! I will suggest to go in Superdrug or Boots and use their testers first and then decide if it worth buying it! Thanks for reading.

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          15.07.2012 23:57
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          Cleanse the skin pretty well

          Cuticura has been on a market for a while now, it is a very affordable brand and the quality is not bad at all. I am using at the moment this facial cleanser, I bought it from Savers for £0.99 and I thought I'll give it a try. Remarkable after few days using it I could see that my skin looks smoother and it feels much cleaner indeed. It is easy to apply and quick to rinse. I mean it does not make miracles but none does, however it does clean your skin pretty well and this is what I personally wanted. I must say that I do have an olive skin in a very good condition which does not need to much attention anyway.
          I do recommend this facial cleanser is good quality and is very affordable no question about. Best places to buy it would be Savers, Wilkinsons and Superdrug.

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          15.07.2012 23:19
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          Excellent product at a very good price

          I bought this conditioner after reading the dooyoo reviews on John Frieda products. I usually just but the salon products for my hair as I have a very curly and quite thin hair. I use to love Bed Head from TIGI for curly hair and it did a great job to my hair however I now have a week since using the John Frieda shampoo & conditioner freze-ease and my hair looks better than ever, it shines and it definitely feels stronger and silky.

          I bought it from Asda in Bristol where they have John's Frieda hair care on offer 3 for £10 whch I thought was a very good price and it will save me a lot of money in the future. I spend easy over £150/month on salon products for my hair so I am so grateful to be able to read the reviews on dooyoo and found what I was looking for years. I give John Frieda frizz-ease conditioner a ten. Thank you!

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          • Nivea Creme / Skin Care / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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            15.07.2012 22:51
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            A lovely cream for a very good price.

            I myself like many others I have been using this cream for ages now. I have tried it on my face but I found it very rich and my face would shine pretty bad so I have decided to put it on in the evening which made a huge difference. My skin looks very silky in the morning and no oily at all.

            If you are going to wear a lot of powder foundation then I do recommend you use Nivea cream first and then use your powder you will see that the powder will stick very well to your face and it will look nice, the cream will absorb the powder and it will look like you used a matt liquid foundation.

            Because this Nivea classic cream is so rich it can be a very good treatment for your heels if you have very dry heels or if you just want to look good for the summer just do the following treatment every three days or so. Buy yourself a pair of 100% cotton socks, in the evening put the nivea cream on your heels, be generous, put you cotton socks on and leave it till the morning. I am telling you will not believe how your heels will look, just try it. I know you can do the heels treatments with special creams for feet but with Nivea classic cream is cheap and the results are awesome.

            Thanks for reading!

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          • Rimmel Glam Eyes Eyeshadow / Make Up / 14 Readings / 11 Ratings
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            15.07.2012 00:28
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            Good quality product at a very reasonable price!

            Blue - Purple eye shadows combinations are my favorite. I usually don't buy Rimmel London cosmetics as my favorite brand is NYX cosmetics. My sister introduced me to this eye shadow ( Rimmel Glam'Eyes Quad eye shadow) from Rimmel and I was reluctant as I heard girlfriends of mine complaining about the Rimmel eye shadows and it seems to be the creasing problem. Anyway I decided to give it a shot and I wear it at a friend party. I must say I was quite impressed as I was expecting to crease and smudge and all this but nothing after 6 hours still looked really nice on me. I did not buy it as my sister bought it for me but you can buy it in boots for £6.99 which is quite a good price when you need an eye shadow you can trust. Definitely worth buying it, it is perfect for a evening diner, party and I even wear it at work now. Love it.

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              14.07.2012 16:03
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              One of the best out there if not the best.

              I bought this car seat from Mothercare after I have been let down by Argos where from I bought a car seat on offer which was dreadful, hard to use and impractical.
              I started to do my research one month before I was due to have my baby which was a little late but I found out I was pregnant just 2 month before I was due to give birth as my GB said I had a fibroid but that's another story! Anyway I was quite impressed with the Maxi Cosi range of car seat so I decided to go for it.

              ==Specifications==
              Suitable from birth to maximum 13kg (12-15 months). Height about 70 cm, width about 45 cm, depth about 55 cm, side impact protection, adjustable head rest, ergonomic handle, pushchair compatible for this you will need to buy two adaptors which are between £22 -£30 depend where you buy it from. The adaptors are not very strong, they're plastic, mine went broken from the first use and I had to have a new pairs which I got for free as I had a two yeas warranty on the adaptors as well.
              You get a two years warranty.

              Can be installed using the vehicle's seat belt or you can buy a Maxi-Cosi base, like Maxi Cosi FamilyFix base or Maxi Cosi EasyFix base.

              Compatible with a wide range of pushchairs to form a travel system which is great.

              I must say it is a very comfy chair and my son loves it, the fabric is so soft and very easy to clean if you spill something on it however is not machine washable but wet wipes will do miracles if you clean it right away. I did take it to the beach though one day and it ended up with a lot of sand al over and I found it a little difficult to clean it up soI had to put the vacuum on it, it would not clean with a brush so keep that in mind.
              It comes in different colors, I bought the black color as I have a boy and also babies make a lot of mess so black was just perfect. You can choose to have any color you wish when you order if you buy from Mothercare.

              ==Pricewise==
              It was on offer at the time I bought mine with £99 reduced from £129 I believe. I do believe you can a get a good price on it if you shop around, still you will not find it cheaper than £90 unless you buy a second which I don't recommend.

              It is very easy to adjust and very practical but it does not have a lower back support so that's a bit tricky. It doesn't look very big you would not think a 1 year old child would fit in it but it definitely does, no problems at all. It's a high quality product, it's not cheap but it worth the money for sure. You have to be careful where you buying it from, Halfords will sell this chair at a double price and I myself I have seen some cheap imitations in the Sunday Market in Devon so I do advise to buy from well known companies/online retailers etc.

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