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I'm a big fan of yankee candles but not a big fan of car air fresheners, but I figured if the yankee candle car air fresheners are anything like the candles they are worth a try!
I bought mine off ebay for £1.99, not sure if this is a good price or not. I chose vanilla as this is one of my favourite candles. Well, as soon as I put it in my car, I fell in love with it! My car filled with the fragrance immediately, and didn't have a synthetic or fake smell to it at all, like most car air fresheners do.
6 weeks later and my car is still smelling as beautiful as the first day I put it in, so i'm very impressed and more than happy with the price in terms of value for money. Even when you open the door the fragrance gushes out!
The actual air freshener comes on an elastic string and is made to look like an actual yankee candle jar, which I think looks really classy. It is immediately recognisable.
Anyone who gets into my car comments on the beautiful fragrance. No more pine!!
I would definately recommend, you won't be disappointed.
I normally buy OPI products but I had some vouchers for nails inc so decided to try the top coat which claims that it drys in 45 seconds. Normally I always rush painting my nails and end up smudging them, so anything that dries fast is worth trying in my books!
The top coat comes in a very stylish looking glass bottle with a silver top. The top coat looks like a pale pink in colour, however it does go on clear.
I painted my nails with 2 coats of purple nail varnish, and then applied the top coat (whilst the purple was still wet - not sure if you are supposed to do that but I did!)
My nails did seem to dry very quickly, which was great and what I bought this for
However, there was another surprise yet to come!
Normally my nail varnish lasts about 2 days at most before it gets a chip. Well, my nail varnish lasted well over a week with this top coat on! Meaning that I get way more value for money (and it saves a lot of time and it means I don't look cheap because i've got chipped nails, like I normally do!)
I now swear by this top coat. It doesnt matter what make of nail varnish you use, it works wonders.
It makes the nail varnish last so much longer as well as making it look a lot more professional. I apply quite a thick coat of this and it looks like I have a gel on my nails, which makes it look really expensive looking.
Even though I use this product a lot, There is still over 75% of the bottle left so it lasts a very long time
Use this top coat it you want to make the most of your nails!
I have suffered with spots on my back since I was a teenager, I have tried antibiotics, creams from the doctors, herbal remedies and all sorts but nothing has worked.
I read some reviews on a different website that this skinwash was good for getting rid of spots so I finally decided to give it a go.
I searched around on websites for the best price, because I was reluctant to spend so much on a body wash, and found the cheapest to be £12 for a 250ml bottle.
The bottle is light blue in colour and has a pump top lid, which is my favourite kind of dispenser. It is easy to use and you don't have to fiddle around with it, and you know how much it will dispense every time.
The actual wash is a light green in colour, and not too thick or too runny, just right. It does have the distinctive tea tree smell, which personally I like (however I know not everyone does as my boyfriend hates it!) but the smell does not seem to linger, so that means I can use my favourite body lotions and perfumes as well with out the smell getting in the way.
Because I thought it was expensive I have just been using 1 pump, lathering it up on my hands and then rubbing on my back, chest and arms where I suffer with my spots.
I have now been using this for only 1 week and can see a remarkable improvement already, I'm delighted!
My spots have definately dried up, without drying out my skin, and I dont appear to have as many new ones appearing.
I haven't even been using it every day!
I'm so glad I bought this product as already my confidence has improved. I can't wait to see how it will develop over the next few weeks.
I'm already thinking about purchasing the body lotion.
If you suffer with spots on your back and chest I would 100% recommend this product to you - I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
After buying my own house nearly 18 months ago, I am quickly learning how expensive it is to live! So one day I decided to go into my local home bargains and I haven't looked back since! Home Bargains, as sad as it sounds, I think it now my favourite shop. (I got back from holiday yesterday and the first thing I wanted to do was go to Home Bargains!)
It is much nicer than other 'bargain shops', in my opinion. It feels more like a supermarket and has all the top branded stuff, but at much cheaper prices. The prices are cheaper than the supermarkets 'value brand' items.
The shop sells:
*toiletries, such as bubble bath, shampoo, deodorant etc
*baby care, such as nappies, cotton wool, talc, baby cream, wet wipes etc
*medication, such as paracetamol, lemsip, covonia, plasters, germoline etc
*household, such as toilet roll, kitchen roll, washing powder, washing up liquid, bin bags, cleaners etc
*food cupboard items, such as tuna, biscuits, chocolate, olive oil, jam, table sauces, rice, crisps, tinned food, sugar, cake mixes
*home items, such as baking trays, kitchen utensils, photo frames, mirrors, towels, batteries, WD40
*drinks, such as cordial, fizzy pop, wine, beer, alcohol, juice cartons
*toys, arts & crafts items, books
*pet food, pet toys, pet treats
*party items, party bags, candles, balloons, napkins
*Wrapping paper, gift bags, cards
Basically everything a normal supermarket would have, except for fresh food and meat.
Sometimes they don't always have in the same items, for example I like to buy Ribena from there but they don't always have it in. Therefore when they do, I stock up!
Some examples of the prices are:-
Nutella - 69p (RRP 99p)
Filippio Olive Oil - £1.99 (RRP £4.99)
Imperial Leather Bubble Bath - 89p (RRP £1.99)
Duracel AA Batteries - £1.99 (RRP £5.99)
The prices have saved me so much over this past year, I am so glad I found it.
Nicky toliet roll is the best! it is £3.99 for 18 rolls which as quilted and look like a more expensive brand - every time i go i stock up!
If you have a Home Bargains near you, it is definatley worth a visit!
I heard about the No! No! Hair Removal system on QVC but was sceptical as to whether or not it would actually work, but I was excited to think that it would.
I HATE shaving my legs, I get terrible shaving rash, it takes me forever, razor blades are expensive and I'm always forgetting to do it.
So when I heard about this I wanted to try it. At £139.99 though it wasn't a cheap decision and I thoroughly researched it on the internet. I read the reviews on here, on QVC and even found some on You Tube. All the reviews seemed to be mixed, some people loved it, some people said it was a waste of time. In fact, I think most people said it was a waste of time but did I listen? No No!
I ordered off QVC thinking I would try it for 30 days and return it if I didnt like it. It came in a nice little box, with the No! No! itself (I got the pink one), the power adaptor, 4 'hot blades', a buffer and a pouch. There was also an instruction booklet and a DVD.
I was very excited when I first received it and gave it a go straight away. It took a lot longer than I expected, about 10 minutes just to do a small part of the front of my leg. But I thought I would percivere. After about 40 minutes I still hadn't done even half of one leg and gave up. I then got in the bath to shave the rest of my legs and OUCH! It really stung where I had been using the No! No!.
I did try using this a few more times (without getting in the bath afterwards) but I found it very difficult to use. It is very easy on the front part of your leg, but when you get to the back of your leg - you can't see what you are doing, and it seems to 'sink' into your leg muscle (I don't have fat legs I'm a size 6!!) and it is really hard to do.
Anyway my 30 days passed and I didn't end up returning it so I am £139.99 out of pocket and an unhappy bunny. I have gone back to shaving my legs, which now seems so much easier.
Please please don't do what I did and start dreaming that you have found the solution! I got caught up in the advertising and didn't listen to my head.
All in all, this is completely useless. I wonder if I could sell it on Ebay...?
Having tried many 'high-street' nail varnish brands, selling for around £2 - £6 per bottle I thought I was destined to a life of chipped nail varnish as they never seem to last more than 1 or 2 days before looking terrible.
I then learned of more 'up market' nail varnish, including OPI and Nails Inc and at first was shocked at the price (around £10 a bottle) but decided to take the plunge. Well I'm glad I did. At first you think £10 is expensive for a little bottle of nail varnish, but I don't think I have ever got to the bottom of a nail varnish bottle so when you look at it that way it doesn't seem too bad. Also it lasts so much longer!
My first Nails Inc purchase was 'Mulberry Walk' which is a dark purple/plum colour. I applied 2 coats and also the Nails Inc caviar top coat. It gave amazing coverage and was a great colour that received many compliments. After wearing for about a week I was over joyed to see that there was still not a single chip on my nails (and I hadn't been careful, just doing normal day to day things - office work / house work / beauty regiemes etc!). I think it lasted about 10 days before it started looking a bit worn and I then decided to re-apply again.
The Nails Inc nail varnishes all come in very modern looking bottles with silver tops. Some of them have crystals on the lids as well, although these are more expensive. I think the bottles are something that you could easily have out on your dressing table.
I have also tried a glittery purple nail varnish by Nails Inc (Park Lane) which is to die for! It isn't like 'normal' glitter nail varnishes (if you have ever had twinkle toes gel done it looks like that) it is full on glitter and is absolutely beautiful. Again, I have received many compliments on this one.
The only problem I have with the glittery one is that it seemed to really dry out my nails and was also quite difficult to remove. You would also need to apply a top coat as it feels quite rough to touch.
Overall I think Nails Inc is one of the best on the market and I will definately buy from the range again.
I normally buy a clinique foundation which I love, but the pennies were a bit tight and I was rapidly running out of foundation so needed a quick fix until I got paid!
Now, I'm only 21 so don't really need to 'renew and lift' my face! But whenever I use my mum's foundations, which are usually for ageing skin or 'to lift' etc etc I find them much nicer than the ones on the market for younger skin...anyway I thought I would give this a go.
I paid around £8 for this in Boots. It comes in a glass bottle with a dark purple lid that just pulls off and there is a 'pump' to release the foundation. I must say I find this much nicer than my normal foundation which I have to pour out and can get in a bit of a mess!
The foundation is a nice texture, not too runny, not too thick and comes in a wide variety of shades.
I use a foundation brush to apply and only need about 2 'pumps' to cover my whole face.
I do find I have to 'blend' quite a lot, otherwise i end up with 'brush marks' on my face! But for people who use their fingers perhaps this isn't a problem.
The foundation seems to have the need to 'set' before i put blusher or bronzer on, if I do this too soon it seems to wipe off and smudge with my blusher. I would say it only takes a minute though, so I put my foundation on and then brush my hair whilst I wait for it to dry!
I do feel like this sits in a layer 'on top' of my skin as well, and if I touch my face too much I end up with finger marks! Which isn't a good look... but perhaps I shouldn't be touching my face! Or maybe my skin is too oily?!
It does give a nice look and good coverage however. Its not too 'orange' and is a nice tone. By the end of the day though I feel like it has completely worn off, but most of my make up seems to do this anyway!
I have worn this make up on a night out, and I did '2 layers' (letting one layer 'set' in between applications!) and it lasted really well. However for normal every day make up I wouldn't want to do this.
I would consider buying this again if I was short on money, but I am loyal to my beloved clinique!
I had never even heard of a foundation brush until a few months ago. My mum had been to the Clinique counter in Boots and come back with a new foundation and this brush to apply it, I was intrigued and decided to give it a go!
I went into Boots to buy some new foundation and the assistant came over, so I asked about using a foundation brush. She suggested that I pour the make up onto the back of my hand (like a palete) and then apply to the face using broad sweeping motions. She advised that this gives a much more even complexion and also saves your foundation as you don't need to use as much.
A couple of weeks later I noticed that 2 of my friends were now using foundation brushes as well.... I think they have just come into 'fashion' or something as before then I had never even heard of one before!
Anway, the brush itself is about 6 inches long, it has a clear plastic handle with the 'clinique' wording on it in silver. The brush is very soft to the touch and feels lovely on your face. It comes in a frosted pouch that is re-usable, which I have kept my brush in to keep it clean in my make up bag.
The brush makes foundation very easy to apply, I have definately noticed a difference in the way my make up sits. It is much more even, although you do have to be careful because I do sometimes notice 'brush' marks on my face!
I clean my brush about once a month with normal shampoo and it comes out looking brand new. It does not ruin the bristles in any way.
My only complaint is that the pouch seems to be going a funny black/green colour, like the colour your wrist goes if you wear a cheap silver bracelet(!), around where the metal bit on the pouch is. I don't think this is anything to do with washing it because it started to do this before I had ever even washed it.
The brush however is still in top nick condition after using it every day for about 6 months and I think it will work for a long time after that! I paid about £20.00 for it in Boots, but as it is lasting so long and gives such good results (as well as saving on foundation as you don't use as much!) it is definately worth the price.
The hairs don't fall off at all which can sometimes be a problem with make up brushes.
I would recommend!
After the cold nights started kicking in last year, me and my boyfriend decided to purchase an electric blanket. We were absolutely desperate so went to our nearest Tesco's and found this one for a bargain price of £9.99.
With it being so cheap I didn't expect it to be top of the range, but as Morphy Richards is a well known brand I thought it would be ok.
Well, when I got this home I was quite exciting and looking forward to wrapping up warm in bed watching QVC! I eagerly took the blanket out of the plastic cover and was shocked by the size.... I thought silly me had picked up a single, instead of a double.
I checked the packaging but no, this was a double size. It is not wide enough at all for my standard double sized bed and is way way WAY too short! If it wasn't for the fact that I was so cold and had paid so little for it, I would have taken it straight back to the shop. (Plus, the shop had shut by the time we got home....despite Tesco saying it is open 24 hours - but that is a separate subject!)
The second thing I found was that it is incredibly difficult to actually put on the bed. You have to use these old fashioned tie things, that criss cross underneath your matress. Well, I gave up in the end. My boyfriend persevered and finally got it in place.
There is a control on one side of the blanket with 3 heat settings. It is very easy to use and lights up a nice orange colour so you can clearly see if it is on or off.
The plastic part of this is quite big and hard and unfortunately as the blanket is so small, this means that if you are on the side of the bed with the controls - you end up sleeping on top of this plastic thing which is very annoying. (Lucky for me its not on my side of the bed!)
The blanket heats up very slowly, and did do the job (but it didn't reach the corners or the end of the bed as it was so small!) Me and my boyfriend ended up squashed in the middle of the bed trying to find the warm bits!
On top of the blanket being far too small, it also moves around the bed too easily. Even though my boyfriend tied it really tightly in place. This means that my side of the bed ended up with practically no heated blanket! And me being the cold one, I find this very frustrating!
We have put up with this as we couldn't really afford a more expensive one, but I am hoping to get a new one from my parents for Christmas this year (having dropped many 'subtle' hints!)
If you were sleeping in a double bed on your own then I suppose this would be ok. Its cheap and cheerful - but you get what you pay for!
On the whole, I would not recommend this product unless, like us, you are very desperate!
After getting an induction hob installed in my kitchen I had to quickly go out and buy some pans that were suitable for my new hob!
I had been looking online and most pan sets seemed really expensive, I found these for £50.00 on Argos and decided to buy them.
They come packaged nicely in a big box, along with a recipie for pasta sauce. They would be easy to wrap up if you were buying as a 'new home' present or likewise.
In the set you get 5 pans, 3 saucepans all with matching lids, a milk pan and a frying pan. The pans are a shiny stainless steel and have a rubber coating on the handles so they don't get hot. The pans have pouring 'lips' on both sides and the lids have holes in the sides which is really good for draining pasta or vegetables. The inside of the pans also have a measure marked on them which is handy.
I have had no problem with the saucepans or the milk pans. The frying pan however, is not non-stick. I stuipdly didn't check this before I bought them. I have never had not non-stick pans before and this was a HUGE mistake! It is so hard to cook anything without using gallons of olive oil. I have had to go out and buy a non-stick frying pan as I couldn't cope!
The Ready Steady Cook range pans than you can buy individually all seem to be non-stick, so this isn't a problem as I still have a matching set. It's just a dissapoinment that this set isn't non-stick.
It doesn't matter too much that the sauce pans aren't non-stick, I haven't had any problems with these it is just the frying pan.
I have noticed that the sauce pans do seem to have marked inside, which won't clean off. This doesn't bother me though.
All in all, I would say this is a good set. But I would recommend you buy a separate non-stick frying pan (unless it's just me and you are used to non non-stick pans!)
The pans seem very durable, I don't have a dishwasher but it says they are safe to go in the dishwasher. They have quite heavy bottoms so I wouldn't recommend for anyone who has difficulty lifting heavy things, as obviously when they are full of food they are quite heavy.
Having said that I am a thin, young, 21 year old girl with a bad back who doesn't have much strength but I find these ok!
I think the Ready Steady Cook range seems an affordable, but good quality brand. There are a huge amount of matching pans to buy individually - so if you are like me and like everything to match, this is a good starter set for you.
The Links of London Sweetie Bracelet is made up of lots of sterling silver links on an elasticated band, in a similar design to the candy bracelets you can buy from the newsagents! Every so often there is a split link, a bit like a keyring, which is where you can attach charms to if you wish. There is one slightly thicker link which has the Links of London logo engraved into it.
The bracelet comes in 3 different sizes, small, medium and large. I would say I have very small wrists but I actually have the medium. It does drop down onto my hand slightly but this isn't a problem, this is where most my bracelets sit.
I got bought this as a present from my boyfriend for Christmas, but having looked on the website the bracelet retails at £110.00. I think this is a bit pricey but my friend bought a 'fake one' and comparing them both together mine feels so much more expensive, sturdier and is more shiney.
The bracelet comes in a little black pouch with the links of london logo on in, inside a lovely little cream oval shaped box, again with the links logo on top, wrapped up in a black bow, inside a links of london gift bag! It looks really classy and expensive, I have kept my pouch, box and bag. For this reason I think it makes a really nice gift.
I would be very careful of websites trying to sell you fake ones as there are a lot of them about, so make sure you use the official website.
You can buy charms to go on the bracelet, most jewellers sell these, or again you can order them from the offical website. Charms start from about £30.00.
I personally like my bracelet plain. If I was to have a charm I think I would just have the one.
I wear my bracelet every day, it sits nicely on the wrist and doesn't get in the way or weigh your wrist down like some bracelets do. It is a good solid piece of jewellery and even though it is only strung together on a piece of elastic, it feels quite strong.
I feel very classy when wearing my bracelet and I have had lots of compliments on it.
Links of London recommend you get your bracelet re-strung every 12 months. I got mine at Christmas and have worn it every day since, it doesn't feel at all loose - but I don't have any charms on mine, so perhaps the charms weigh it down a bit more.
I normally prefer white gold jewellery, rather than sterling silver, but this is very good quality - it has stayed nice and shiney and has not tarnished at all.
If you are looking for a classy bit of jewellery for every day, I think this makes a great gift and the charms (if you like them) can be very sentimental and a lovely keepsake.
Thank you for reading.
I got a small sized bottle of Gatineau Floracil as a free gift when my boyfriend ordered some moisturiser and I was so excited about using it! I have read fabulous reviews of this product and seen numerous demonstrations on QVC but couldn't justify spending so much on an eye make up remover! It retails at around £24.00 which is WAY out of my price range and seems a ridiculous price to pay for eye make up remover!
The product came in a clear bottle with a white screw top lid. The liquid is a pale blue colour and as the bottle is clear so you can easily see how much you have left.
I found the product removed my eye liner, mascara and eye shadow very quickly and easily. I poured a small amount onto a cotton pad, held over my eyes for a few seconds and then wiped a few times.
I wasn't blown away by the effectiveness of the product, and it didn't seem as easy as they make it look on video demonstrations, but it was a lot easier and more effective than cheaper products on the market.
It was very cooling on the eye area and I have just read some reviews on here saying that you can use this as a refresher which I think is a great idea.
If you have ever used L'oreal gentle eye make up remover I found this product very very similar to this, performance wise, looks wise and the effects. The only thing that is different is the price! I do think that you probably don't need quite as much though to achieve the same results, so maybe this evens it out.
This leaves the eye area feeling refreshed and moisturised. There was no redness or soreness at all and I found it was very gentle. I didn't have to rub the eyes a lot to get my make up off, which was good as I didn't feel like I was pulling the delicate skin around the eye area.
I didn't think that my bottle lasted very long at all, but it was only a small 50ml size so perhaps the larger sizes would be better for this. I hadn't considered buying this due to the price, but reading reviews on here saying how long it lasts I am now considering taking the plunge!
I think that all Sanctuary products are a nice little bit of luxury with a great price, and this body butter didn't fail to meet my expectations.
I got the smaller travel sized pot (50ml) as part of a 'free gift'. I wouldn't normally have bought this product as I am a loyal Body Shop body butter fan, but as I got it free I obviously tried it out.
It comes in a clear plastic tub with an orange coloured screw top lid. The body butter is white, and the first thing you notice when you take the lid off is the delicious smell. It is the same distinct beautiful smell that all the other Sanctuary Spa products have. I think this is great if you like to 'layer' your fragrance. The body butter is quite a thick consistency, yet it is still very light and airy (the complete opposite to the Body Shop).
I find a little goes a very long way this this product. It is very smooth and silky, it feels very luxurious as it goes on your skin. It is very rich but you can use this all over the body, but not on the face. I wouldn't recommend to use the Body Shop body butter all over your body, only on your legs as it is very very thick. This however can be used all over. It sinks in really quickly and it leaves the scent on your skin for hours - fab as you don't need perfume then! It doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky either which can be a problem with other moisturisers.
The product contains most of my favourite ingredients: shea butter, cocoa butter & vitamin E. All of which are highly moisturising and great for the skin.
I haven't actually bought the full sized tub yet as I am using up all my other moisturisers first, but I will be putting this product on my regular product list in future! Having looked on the Boots website the full sized 300ml tub retails for £8.99, however you could probably get this a bit cheaper if you looked around on websites like Amazon or Ebay (which is what I will be doing - making it even better value for money!)
Overall the product exceeded my expectations, leaving my skin soft and smooth all day, as well as leaving a subtle scent on my skin. I would recommend you to try this product.
I was introduced to The Sanctuary by my friend from work who said she absolutely swears by it. I decided to give the salt scrub a go because I suffer with ingrown hairs on my legs, and also because I like getting spray tans done and they always tell you to exfoliate first!
I bought the full sized tub from Boots (650g) for £9.99 which I thought was very expensive, but I trusted my friend who had promised amazing results. In hindsight I could have bought the 60g sachet for £1.29 as I had never tried it before. (Not that I needed to have worried because I love the product!)
The scrub comes in a hard clear plastic tub with a metal clasp, a bit like a kilner jar, which looks lovely on your bathroom shelf. I so sometimes find the jar quite hard to open and have to really prise the top off, which can be tricky when you are in the bath and have wet slippy hands!
The scrub itself is quite dry in that it is a lot of salt with a bit of essential oils. This is different to body scrubs I have used in the past that are normally more like a body wash or shower gel with particles in.
You have to scoop some of the mixture out jar, which feels a bit like scooping up wet sand on the beach! You then rub in circular motions over your skin. You must be quite careful and I would recommend doing it in the bath or shower with a lot of water because the scrub can be quite harsh on your skin due to the large particles. For this reason though you can really feel the scrub working without much effort.
In the past I have had to really scrub hard and put in a lot of effort to feel like a product is actually exfoliating, whereas with The Sanctuary Salt Scrub it is very easy. You get great results without much effort.
When you have finished scrubbing you then wash off the salts with warm water, you are then left with the essential oils on your skin which is lovely. It feels a bit like baby oil on your skin, like a layer of 'protection'. After exfoliating I normally expect my skin to feel in need of moisturisation, but with this it is the opposite, you feel like you have moisturised your whole body.
Sometimes it can feel a bit too oily on your skin but you can just wipe any excess off, or rub it in. It is nice to just leave it to work its magic and let it sink into your skin.
The smell is really beautiful - I can't really describe it, but it is the same as some of the other products in the range. It is very relaxing and it reminds me of a spa. The smell lingers in your bathroom after you have used the scrub, and also on your skin which is great.
After using this scrub my skin seems to really glow, it gets rid of the top layer of dead skin cells very effectively and you can clearly see the results (as well as feel them). I no longer suffer from ingrown hairs and my skin is super soft! I think this scrub should be used about once a week, which is what I do. It would be too harsh to use every day.
I wouldn't recommend using this salt scrub at the same time as washing your hair as I have found that you can end up with your hair feeling greasy from the oils. It is best to keep your hair tied back.
I would also be wary about using this scrub on sensitive skin. I once shaved my legs and then the next night I exfoliated.... big mistake! It was so painful where I scrubbed on my legs and I came up in a nasty red rash. I would imagine using it on sensitive or sore skin would cause a similar reaction - so be careful!
Somebody mentioned that the clasp on their tub had gone rusty. Mine has been on the side of my bath for about a year now (it lasts a really long time so great value for money, even if it is £9.99!) and still isn't rusty.
In conclusion, this is a luxury product that I believe is well worth investing in. It is certainly much better than other body scrubs on the market, it leaves your skin soft, smooth and moisturised and the smell is beautiful. I would definately recommend.
I got very excited when I saw a new pink tin of vaseline! I normally go for the original 'blue' version, but when I saw this I couldn't resist.
It comes in a small metal tin (20g), just like the original. The actual 'vaseline' itself is a lovely pink colour, unlike the original one which is a very non-descript yellowy colour!
I sometimes find the lid hard to get off, especially if you get a bit of the product on the edges, it can take a bit of 'twisting' but I get there eventually!
I've read reviews that say it smells of roses and as it is called 'rosy lips' I suppose you may expect that, but I personally don't think there is any smell to it at all.
I now use this every day and keep it in my handbag at all times. It definately gives your lips a nice rosy glow, and I much prefer it to the original one now, I don't know how I ever managed without! My lips seem to look very pale if I don't have this on now!
I don't think it lasts very long on your lips though, and it needs topping up regularly (which is why I keep it in my handbag). I also don't think it is as moisturising as the original, certainly if my lips have got very dry this wouldn't combat the problem and I would need to use something 'stronger'. But for everyday use to give your lips a bit of colour this is perfect.
The only other down side is, as it is tinted pink, you cannot use it for other things. The original one can be used on dry skin on your elbows etc (or I sometimes put a bit around my nose when I have a cold and it has gone all dry!) but as it is pink, it would leave a pink stain on your skin!
This is a great product to use to give your lips a hint of pink if you like a natural look, rather than having to use a lip gloss or lipstick.
The tin lasts for ages, I use it regularly throughout the day every day and have had it for months! So for about £1.50 I think this is a bargain.
Thank you for reading! :)