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For straightening, curls and waves
Sometimes we just want simplicity. Things that are what they are and do what they do. No fuss, no bother. Just simple things that make life better.. Simple. 'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.' Leonardo da Vinci
Available from GHD at £99.99. I got mine with 50% off from ASOS six years ago!! (2005).
GHD straighteners are recognisable anywhere, they are a sleek black colour with natural ceramic colouring which is like a faded brown colour as the hot plates. They have a wire aprox 3 meters long which is very useful and the wire that attaches to the bottom of the straighteners is on a swivel mechanism so no matter how you move about with your straighteners you aren't twisting the wire.
The product heats up to 210 degrees in 6 seconds.
For straightening the idea is to do just that, start near the routes and snap the straighteners together either side of a section of your hair and smooth through to the end. Do not pull on your hair or go over the same part more times than needed - this can damage your hair especially the ends.
For curling get a small section of hair (no more than an inch in widths worth) and start to twist the straighteners over and over whilst slowly moving the straighteners downwards so it's curling throughout the length of your hair. Repeat! I would recommend doing smaller sections around the frame of your face and the front long bits.
For waves get a section of hair (vary them as small and medium pieces) and as the above instructions for straightening start to curve your hair different ways as you move the straighteners down. This one's a little more tricky but the best tip I can give is to curve the straighteners in different directions. For example hold your hair section out away from your head and face the straighteners pointing upward to the sky and try curving backwards.
I have to say I would not settle for anything less than GHD's now. This is my second pair, I brought my first in 2000 and I have long hair and they are used daily so they have really put up with a lot of wear. The quality has never diminished, I've not found it takes longer to heat up or doesn't straighten as well over time. They are consistently perfect.
I actually can't find any negatives about these - other than the price I suppose as it is a lot of money but I belive you really get what you pay for.
Keep your lips looking healthy and protected from the elements by choosing from our fantastic Vaseline Lip Therapy range.
A firm favourite, Vaseline Lip Therapy Original will give your lips the moisturisation they need to keep feeling and looking healthy.
Stick contains: Bisabolol - soothes and cares for dry lips, Panthenol - improves hydration and Pro-vitamin E.
Tin contains: Petrolatum - an occlusive that forms a barrier to lock in moisture in your lips.
The product is a small round metal tin contining the vaseline. The product isn't particularly attractive either by packaging or colour but the product is there to do one job and that is cure your lips! The vaseline when first opened and for the next few weeks is rather compacted together and although it is soft it isn't easy to get lots of the product to apply easily. After a while of having the product it softens up even more which makes it easier to use a generous amount. The vaseline itself is see through when applied to your lips and looks very wet/greasy.
Very simple really, the idea is that you use your finger or a cotton bud to apply the vaseline to your lips. It is recommended to use something like this is you have a particular problem with dry or cracked lips to repair or to prevent them getting bad.
Well after trying over 20 different types of lip balms and all the expensive and non-expensive brands I have to say this is the best product I have used so far. I suffer more than normal with dry/cracked lips and if I'm not careful I can get cold sores quite frequently - which can be prevented by not letting my lips dry out too much so it's important for me to use this regularly. I personally don't like wearing it when I go out or go to work because it looks greasy and can spread around just outside the lips. I usually put a generous amount on every night as I'm about to go to sleep. I find that doing this sufficiently hydrates my lips and they keep smooth during they day and also keeps away cold sores. Even though they are small tins and I use quite a lot I find that the tins last a very very long time (around 8/9months).
Apart from it not being the most attractive product to wear in public it really does do what it says on the tin and at a very reasonable price of 99p in most supermarkets I'm very satisfied with this product and believe it deserves 5 stars!
Fashion-forward matte finish nail enamel. 12ml
Violet (pictured above)
Available at £6. Usually on offer at £5 or 2 for £8 or 3 for £10.
This is a large nail varnish bottle (complared to normal sizes) with a more generous amount of nail varnish in. The colours are all Matte as the name suggests although they are also very sparkly or metalic in some of the colours. They are very matte though and not shiny and comprises of a very different look to other nail varnishes.
The nail varnishes are very fast drying therefore it is recommended that you apply quickly. I recommend painting using a small amount of varnish on the brush (not dripping but don't scrape most of it off). Try to do each nail in 2 strokes. Wait for them to dry completely (only 2mins as fast drying) then apply a slightly thicker second coat.
Due to the look being purposely matte effect I would not recommend putting a clear top coat on although this is entirely up to you.
I have this in red and black but due to friends having them I've tested every colour. I love love love the colour hence the 3 stars but I am so disappointed unfortunately as this is the most easily chipped nail varnish I have ever used!! If I do my nails one evening, I can even find that they have started to chip in several places by the time I wake up the next morning.
I am pretty gutted to be honest, they really are some of the most beautiful colours I have ever seen for nail varnish. Plus as mentioned you can't use a clear varnish or it defeats the object of the matte effect! If it didn't chip within 1 day this would be my fave nail varnish.
Just as another note I only work in an office so I'm not using any harsh substances or chemicals that make varnishes wear more easily.
*** BOOTS SAYS ***
Barry M Instant Nail Effects is a simple to use nail paint that creates this amazing effect on your nails in one simple stroke.
The product is a small nail varnish available in Black, Pink, Blue, Purple, White, Silver, Gold and Bronze. The colours are all very bright and vibrant and product a very "matte" effect rather than shiny. The Bronze silver and gold are Metallic colours though and are very shiny and sparkle. You get a small leaflet with each bottle that explains how to apply the varnish.
The idea is that you paint on an overall colour with another varnish, wait for it to dry and then apply the Instant Nail Effects varnish over the top. You paint it on as if it were a normal nail varnish but I would recommend using a generous amount of varnish and not scraping any off, then painting one coat. You have to do each nail pretty quickly in one stroke or two because it dries very quickly and you can achieve a better result doing one nail all in one go.
Once painted it looks like your nail has gone all that colour, within around 10 seconds the varnish dries and "shrinks" into a messy effect including streaks and blobs.
The effect has been seen and made popular by celebrities wearing them like this in movies and at events but in the paper. The effect can also be produced by using foils and sprays but this usually done in a salon and can take more money, time and effort (and skill!!!).
I am very impressed with the product and the effect you can create looks like you've had some pretty good styles done by the salon. As said above it's best to do one coat with a generous amount of varnish to create the best effect. It's not everybodies cup of tea and it can look "messy" but really that's the idea! Some colours that go well together are black and white, black and gold/silver. Black more or less goes with everything but you can create pretty wacky styles like pink and purple or green and black. It's a lot easier than using foils or sprays and you can be very creative.
As well as mixing colours to create styles you can also create effects by choosng whether to apply a clear top coat or not. There are so many possibilities with these nail varnishes and for that reason I have to say it's a great value for money product.
As another note, they are usually only £2.99 in superdrug and you can get further discounts if you have a student card too.
The quality of the product is very good, it's very thick and the colours are very strong and vibrant. They also do not chip very quickly or easily and last a long time.
Blistex® MedPlusTM provides cooling relief for lips, restoring moisture balance.
Blistex Med Plus features Menthol, Cocoa Butter and Jojoba Oil to help condition and moisturise the delicate skin on your lips.
* Jojoba Oil - conditions skin
* Cocoa Butter - protects lips
* Menthol - cools lips
The product is a very tiny little pot about the size of a 10 pence piece and is a navy blue colour with red writing. Its small enough to fit well in a pocket or a handbag. The lid screws off easily to reveal the lip balm which is the same sort of colour as vaseline - a yellowy clear balm. Its slightly less "runny" than vaseline and it smells like VIX.
You are to apply the balm to your lips with your finger, and when you do this it tingles and you can instantly feel the menthol. It actually feels and smells like you are putting VIX on your lips but it is definitely very soothing.
I have very sore and dry lips, not chapped but they have a tight feeling because they are so dry. When my lips get really dry I usually end up with cold sores so it is very important to me to find something that will keep the moisture in my lips. I have about 10 lip balms that I have tried and they aren't too bad but I find that one with this texture is definitely the best. I have tried gloss and I have tried the tinted balms and even some other blistex types but have found this to be the only one that could beat my other favorite - vaseline.
This seems to keep my lips very soft and it definitely instantly relieves any soreness. The balm lasts a very long time, about 3 hours aproximately and doesn't come off from having drinks.
With all the above said, I would have given this product 5 stars. The only problem is this doesn't seem to treat the problem. Whilst this is applied my lips are really perfect, but it doesn't improve the status of my lips after it wears off. I've been wearing it for a couple of weeks now and although they are better when I wear it its not improving them otherwise. So for this it loses a star unfortunately.
I would still definitely recommend this product - available for £2.19 from boots.
I bought this game for £3.99 in used condition from Game Station. I'm quite a geek when it comes to games, I love games for all different consoles and play them on a regular basis.
I purchased this game because you get to build up your own city and as a fan of the Sims collection I thought I would try this game out (better late than never).
The game is very large and I recommend switching your laptop to "high performance" when playing if you have this option. Although having said this compared to a lot of other games this big (size wise for your pc) game play is actually quite a good performance and very smooth.
Basically you are brought to a square looking world which is a grid full of places to build a city. The squares range in size and have different landscapes and amount of water. When you click on the square you have chosen you are in "god mode". Which isn't really as cool as it sounds, you basically get to plonk down some animals and tree's if you fancy it. Game tip! - Plant a ton of tree's all over to combat pollution.
Then you get to build your city! To do this you get to build up the roads and then the neighbourhoods and both commercial and industrial spots. You can then add on little extra's to improve various ratings such as parks, schools, hospitals, police stations and lots more. Each thing you build (or don't build!) has an impact on your city. For example if you don't have police stations then you will have a high crime rating.
You also get the function to control funding, so you can ensure your facilities are well funded to create a happier city.
Along the game things are unlocked or "achieved" to be able to add more to your city and build it up so more people will want to move there!
You also get lots of statistical screens to help you see how things are going and when you tweak something, how it impacts things etc.
Now compared to the game for the DS I would recommend the PC game anyday. The DS has a couple of statistics screens, the funding and the build functions but isn't clearly labelled up.
The PC game is really easy to use because it is very simple to navigate, it comes with tutorial "grids" and everything is in a submenu. For example to build a school you would go into buildings and then education. Simples!
The only thing that brings the 5 star rating down to a 4 is after you have played it for a while and your city is built up you can't progress further. There is no further options to go forward and once full and everything is upgraded there isn't anything else to do.
There is also no campaign mode or story mode so there is nothing to work your way through and no real motivation to go through all the grids as there is no real point to it. Its just fun to play until your bored really. Which is the only part where the DS wins in my opinion, the DS does have a story mode to go through.
Thank you for reading my review, this is my first review of a game so I hope it was useful.
Isotonic drinks are said to replenish the minerals lost in your body through persperation during excersize whilst topping up your energy levels with the glucose that the drink includes.
Scientific studies have proven that they help to speed up the recovery process after working out - however no more than having a banana or a meal. So really this product is not necessarity - more of a convenience.
And what a tasty convenience this is! This drink is sold for 40p as a single in Asda or you can buy it in a multipack of 4 for £1.50 (Usually on offer at 2 for £2). The bottle is a standard 500ml plastic drinks bottle with a sports lid top and cover. The label shows you all the nutritional information :
138calories - 32.g Carbs - 32.5g sugar - 0g fat - Suitable for Vegetarians
Water , Glucose Fructose Syrup , Maltodextrin , Citric Acid , Sodium Citrate , Stabiliser (Acacia Gum) , Natural Flavourings , Preservatives (Dimethyldicarbonate, Potassium Sorbate) , Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid) , Sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Sucralose) , Vitaimins (Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B6, B12) , Colour (Carotenes) .
Most Asda stores only sell the orange flavour but in some and online you can get this in berry and citrus but I am only rating the orange. I have to say the flavour is very nice, it is very sweet so you'd have to like that sort of thing to enjoy this. As well as building you energy levels it does also quench your thirst very well unlike some other energy drinks.
This drink is a still drink rather than fizzy and by buying Asda's range you save money compared with the following:
The actual flavour apart from being sweet tastes like orange Calippo ice lolly!
All in all I would recommend this drink above others, for its value and its taste. Plus, it is 2 weight watchers points which is less than the other similar products so for those not wanting to dose themselves with too many calories this is definitely a good option to consider.
5 Stars from me!
Wheat Flour , Dried Yeast [contains Emulsifier (Sorbitan Monostearate)] , Vegetable Oil , Salt , Soya Flour , Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Sodium Stearyol-2-Lactylate) , Dextrose , Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid) .
Contains Gluten. Contains Wheat. May Contain Nuts. Contains Soya\Soybeans.
Contains: Soya. May contain traces of nuts and/or seeds..
Cooking Instructions - From Chilled/Ambient: We have given you these cooking instructions as a guide only.
Oven cook - From Chilled/Ambient: To make one pizza base:- Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Empty the contents of one sachet into a mixing bowl. Add 100ml (6 tbsp) of warm water. Mix with a fork to form a ball of dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. shape the dough into a ball and roll out into a 20cm (8inch) circle. Place the pizza base on a lightly greased and floured baking tray, turning in the edges of the pizza base. Cover with oiled cling film and leave to prove in a warm place for 10 minutes (slightly longer for a thicker crust and slightly shorter for a crispier crust). Top the pizza base with tomato puree, grated cheese and your favourite ingredients. bake on the top shelf of the oven for 20 minutes until the edges of the pizza are golden brown. To make two pizza bases:- Use both packs and follow instructions using 200ml of warm water and then divide into two pizzas before rolling out.
Yes!!! I can make a pizza "from scratch" and still cheat! Ok, so cheating doesn't make it from scratch. However I always find myself in the situation of thinking making pizza's is a fantastic idea however I'm always too hungry to make dough from scratch and then you have to let it sit there for 2 hours - no thanks!
The box makes it look like an "ASDA BRAND" rather than a smart price so initially you would expect something that is of a decent quality.
*** THE COOKING EXPERIENCE ***
Ok so you basically mix it with some water for a long time until it makes a dough, I would say it takes about 10/15 minutes to do it. Then you roll out the dough into a pizza shape. Now in theory this is pizza for two... well... as long as the two of you are on a 10 calorie a day diet then yes! They are so tiny! The whole pack makes a thin 10" Pizza only. So for me and my partner I always use a couple of boxes. I would complain but at 57p this is a bargain so I just automatically buy the two.
The best surface to lay these on are a cross-wired tray and to not overload with the toppings (I say overload, I had a ton on mine so you can put a fair amount on). I have tried cooking these on a normal oven tray and the base has been okay but has stayed a bit too moist and verging on soggy which I don't like!
Then apply passatta / tomatoes or tomato puree and cheese and toppings - whatever you fancy.
Then cook for 20 mins!
*** AND OUR SURVEY SAID ***
Mmmmm!! I was very impressed. The pizza base is really tasty! Having tried a lot of different mixes and some pre-cooked bases that taste like a crumbly biscuit - this one really hits gold. The texture is crispy but eatable and doesn't break your teeth. Crispy but soft enough to still be able to cut up easily with a knife and fork. The centre also goes just as crispy as the outside (could be due to the tray I use) which makes the pizza's really lovely.
Packaging - ****
Value for Money - *****
Ease of Use - ****
Quality of product - *****
***YORKSHIRE TEA SAYS***
A proper tasting cuppa, pure and simple.
To give our blend its refreshing flavour, strength and colour we use top quality Assam and African teas. In the Tea trade we're renowed for paying more to get the pick of the crop. Our experts travel the world to find the people who grow the best teas, which we then blend together using our secret recipe to create a traditional, satisfying brew.
Well I have to say the reason I am reviewing this tea is because it's the best! I am a massive tea lover, I have loved it for a very long time but since working at my current job I've gotten into a routine. I can't live without my cuppa first thing in the morning and a few to get me through the day. Yorkshire Tea is now my very favourite. I love strong tea and its hard to get a strong tea without it being too watery and after trying a lot of different brands yorkshire tea really beats them all.
I put my milk, sugar and teabag in the cup and then fill up with hot water. Rather than pressing it against the side of the cup I find its best to lift the tea bag out of the cup and repeat... so basically dunking repeatedly gives the tea that terracotta colour whilst still being milky.
The tea is so tasty and full of flavour, you really can't go for a value brand after tasting tea like this!
I give Yorkshire tea 5 stars - for both quality of product and value for money.
**THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE SAYS***
* Impatiens: For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone. Teaches empathy and understanding of and patience with others. We've found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.
* Star of Bethlehem: For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Teaches the ability to recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.
* Cherry Plum: For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong. Teaches trust in one's spontaneous wisdom and the courage to follow one's path.
* Rock Rose: For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.
* Clematis: For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life. Teaches one to establish a bridge between the physical world and the world of ideas; may foster great creativity. Is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment.
This combination of Bach Flower Remedies is especially beneficial when you find yourself in traumatic situations, such as, stress, emergencies, after getting bad news, before an exam or job interview and all other kind of situations where we suddenly lose balance mentally. The Remedies quickly get us back in our normal balance so that we calmly can deal with any situation.
Rescue® Remedy Drops & Spray
Rescue® Remedy has been used successfully on stressful days where we suffer from impatience, tension and pressure. It has also been used successfully with children to stop a tantrum, before a speech or job interview. Rescue® Remedy helps us relax, get focused and get the needed calmness.
Many people chose to carry Rescue Remedy® in their purse, at the office, in the car or in the diaper bag. You never know when you need it.
Pregnant women in labor have made the experience easier and less traumatic by taking Rescue Remedy®.
Rescue Remedy® can also be taken just before going to bed to calm a troubled mind.
5x (HPUS) dilution
Star of Bethlehem - Orithogalum umbellatum
Rock Rose - Helianthemum
Cherry Plum - Prunus cerasifera
Impatiens - Impatiens gladulifera
Clematis - Clematis vitalba
27% Grape Based Brandy as a preservative
***THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION***
You can sometimes buy this without the box - not sure why. But when buying this it comes in a box with full information and description on the side. The little bottle is very small, which is brilliant for keeping in your handbag or somewhere hidden should you be taking this out with you. The lid is a pipet which you are supposed to pinch to collect the formula and then place 4 drops either in a glass of water, or directly on the tongue.
I would not recommend putting this product in water! Yuck. It tastes very foul. Wheras putting this directly on your tongue gives that kind of reaction as if you'd just had a shot of whisky or brandy. I find that this actual feeling can help in some situations, in a situation of shock of if you are very worked up about something this is a kind of "shock" to give you a quick-help.
I find that this product definitely works with what it promises to do. I am a long sufferer of various anxiety and depression related conditions although I am out of the woods now. So as you can imagine there are times that anxiety creeps up or nervousness. This product really helps to relieve the worry of immediate pressures and stresses. If you are feeling particularly worked up or overwhelmed or upset, drop 4 drops onto your tongue and take a few deep breaths. This product helps you to feel calmer and help your breathing, as when you are stressed your breathing becomes fast and shallow and this helps you to dig down and get those deep breaths that help you to feel more relaxed.
I have found this works in several situations, helping me to keep my mouth shut when being snapped at by some girl in the office at work. Exam stress, driving lesson stress, feeling overwhelmed by things going on at home, overwhelmed by workload at work. General nervousness and anxiety issues.
I would definitely recommend this product, its natural, non-harmful and works well with most people. Definitely worth a try.
The cheapest place to get this is boots, plus you can earn boots points on it!
(I always include descriptions from the website - save users looking it up. I realise this is a lot of description but I only posted what I felt was useful. Apologies if you got a headache from the read!)
Far Away Skin Softener
Normal price per 100mml = £2.33
Exotic essenses of rare florals spiced with amber and musk.
Used to be a cream coloured pot but has now changed. The product is a pot that is much larger than most creams. Its about the same size as a pack of multivitamin tablets. The pot is plain and the lid has the far away logo and brief info on the top. There are no recommendations or instructions from avon either online or when this item arrives. It does not come boxed up, just nice and simple sold as seen. Plus with being called a skin softener I suppose one doesn't need much instruction :-)
The cream is very thin, although not runny. Its very easy to use too much because it spreads out very well. The smell is very strong indeed, but very very nice. The product is rubbed into skin until gone and makes the skin instantly smooth.
I am very very pleased with this product, the smell lasts for ages and smells like a perfume. The cream doesn't leave skin sticky at all and is very easy to rub in, providing you don't use too much. I have sensitive skin and this product has never irritated my skin. To be honest I only really use this as a hand cream, the smell is so strong I think it would be a little heavy going to face cream. But if I ever get any dry skin patches anywhere I use this as it works instantly.
As this product doesn't need much cream to apply to large areas it lasts AGES and I mean ages. I've had mine for about a year and its only half way down.
I would rate this product:
Value for money - *****
Ease of Use - *****
Product appearence - ****
Smell - ****
Softens skin - *****
Precision liner that lasts all day based on a Consumer wera evaluation, of 35 women.
Was £6.50 - usually found in an offer at £5 or in a mix and match offer.
Available in Black and Brown.
The size of a felt tip pen and just as thick. Its a black tube with a pull off lid to reveal the felt tip pen style brush.
I find that lots of eyeliners that are cheaper usually end up crumbling or flaking away throughout the day, not only producing black dots under your eyes because of it falling away but also gaps on the line you'd created earlier that morning. I found that this option from avon erased all that. The product is very easy to use, easier than most as a pen feels more natural to hold so is instantly easier to apply. Avon recommends the best way to apply is by starting from the middle of the upper lid and drawing the line outwards. Then, start in the corner of your eye (the one nearest your nose) and draw the line to meet the other line.
However, this makes it sound like 2 lines per eye and your away! Ohhhh how they lie! For make up experts maybe, for normal people like me - no! I find that although this is definitely easier than any other I have used, because you can't "dip" in the liner yourself the brush isn't coated very thickly so sometimes the line isn't black enough or strong enough. If you keep on brushing it kind of wipes off what you have done too. So its best to wait for it to dry and then reapply another line. This is usually enough.
Pain in the bum yes but less pain than most others.
One bad thing - when you start to regularly use this the ink dries out quickly and because you don't "dip" it yourself its hard to get the consistency back. Still, this does last a good month or two depending on usage.
I would rate this item as follows:
Value for money - ****
Ease of use - ****
Length of use - ****
Style and appearance - *****
Nair Hair Removal Cream is suitable for dry and sensitive skin. Clinically & dermatologically tested, the formula is gentle enough to use on legs, bikini and underarms.
Enriched with moisturising Camellia Oil and a protecting Ylang Ylang extract to gently but effectively remove hair as well as nourish the skin leaving it soft and smooth to the touch.
How to Use
Irritation or allergic reaction may occur with some people, even after prior use without adverse effects. Therefore, a test should always be carried out on a small part of the area to be treated before each use. Follow the instructions and if the skin appears normal after 24 hours, proceed with the full application.
Ensure skin is clean and dry, then apply a thick, even layer of the cream. Do not rub in. Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream. After 5 to 6 minutes, test a small area. If the hair does not come away from the test area easily, leave for a few minutes longer. Do not exceed 15 minutes in total. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water, using a wet cloth if required. Pat area dry with a soft towel. Do not rub or use soap.
Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Calcium Thioglycolate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Calcium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Ceteth-20, Silica, Synthetic Beeswax, Parfum, Propylene Glycol, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, CI 77491, CI 77492.
Ok so this product is very similar to others in the same league, you twist the dial at the bottom and cream comes out of the holes at the top. It instructs you to wash your hands afterwards but on the actual bottle it tells you to glide straight on - which I do. The cream is a cute pink colour and the smell is okay, it doesn't really smell of anything nice it just smells like that cream that you saw on ladies 'tashs when you went to the hairdressers.
What I did was glide the cream on as suggested all over my legs. Then I turned the shower on and by the time it was warm I just got in. I then washed them off just using water and my hands and the first thing I noticed was how smooth they were, they were really really silky.
Coming out the shower the product did actually work and my legs have never been so smooth. I was really impressed - however this product is meant to make time between shaving or creaming! longer. But if anything, I think it actually reduced it which isn't good. Its nicer to use but you have to use it more often and it doesn't then feel like you are actually giving your legs a break.
So not as impressed as I thought I would be, but the fact that my legs did look and feel amazing for a day or two gives it a massive thumbs up. So... this is how I came to the conclusion that it deserved 4 stars.
Dove Nature Fresh Minimising Anti-Perspirant deodorant lets you look and feel hair free for longer. The unique hair minimising formula contains:
■Pro-Epil complex with natural extracts
■Dove's 1/4 moisturising cream
From first use - it cares for your underarm skin. Within weeks - underarm hair feels noticeably finer and easier to remove. With continued use - your underarms look and feel hair free for longer. All of this with the 24 hour anti perspirant protection and skin care expertise you expect from Dove.
The product therefore promises to not only care for underarm skin like dove products all do, but to help you to go longer between shaving and for the hairs to look finer so that they don't necessarily need to go the instant they come through. Sounds fantastic, and would inevitably care for underarms should you not need to shave as much because less damage would then be done.
So, we have established it is a great idea.. now only if it worked? Which unfortunately I cannot say it does.
When spraying this on I do feel that my underarms feel smoother and they don't dry out. The smell is lovely although it is a very strong smell. Its a very floral smell, particularly rose as the description says.
As for a standard anti-persperant deodrant I would give this 4 stars, it does seem to keep you fresh all day even within a hot environment I find this deodrant works well. It also seems to carry on doing its job even if you wear sleeves. I find that there are a few deodrants that if you wear sleeves the product must wear off or rub off because it stops working!
However I do not find that this helps to minimise hair and isn't worth the money. I bought this in an offer of 2 for £3. So after a months use I did not see any results, it definitely didn't reduce how many times I had to shave and as it is expensive on its own (£2.58 from Asda) Its cheaper to go with a normal dove product.
Will not be recommending I'm afraid!
Radox Mineral Spa Scrub Shower will put the sparkle back in your skin. The blend of sea minerals and apricot seeds gently exfoliates, leaving your skin feeling smooth and radiant. You'll feel invigorated and ready to face the world again. What's gone into it? 100 years of Radox know-how, finely ground apricot seeds, natural sea minerals, a thumbs-up from the skin experts.
£1.99 - Although ASDA usually have an offer on at a £1.
The product is a normal sized shower gel (or 250ml to be exact) that comes in a see through bottle with labels, the bottle is technically standing upsidown and is opened from the bottom of the bottle. The liquid feels quite thick and as described it has finely ground apricot seeds in the gel. There are quite a lot of these in the gel so is great for exfoliating.
The gel smells very floral along with (of course) a strong smell of apricot and is a pale orange in colour.
It is used like any other shower gel although is advisable to rub into wet skin, leave on for a couple of minutes and rub in again. Then rinse but rub whilst rinsing as it has got the apricot seeds in so wont wash off just from running water.
My opinion - I love this!! I have really shopped around for a decent exfoliator because I have combination skin so really need this for the oily bits. I also have those bobbly bits on my arm thats lots of people get (particularly women) and I read the best way to get rid of this is to exfoliate regularly. I find that this really helps and not only does it make me feel extremely clean but my skin is really smooth and the smell also lasts for a long time.
I rate this product as follows:
Quality of product: *****
Easiness of use: **** (only because the cap is a bit stiff sometimes)
Value for Money: *****