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I bought this as I have poor skin and have been very impressed with other no7 products such as the protect and perfect beauty serum. On application this scrub is intensely soft yet does grit away into your skin. The skin on my face on the day following is far less oily and I find my spots are reduced. There is a down side though, it will temporarily dry your skin out, and this includes your hands from application so I had to begin moisturising my hands after use. It is only meant to be used once to twice a week and so I am sure it is because of these dehydrating effects that this is so but perhaps this is what makes the product work, so it really depends whether you are prepared to dry your skin out on the odd occasion of use. That said I moisturise my face anyway and so this does not leave my face dried out, only my hands which before were not being moisturised. Overall the product does work and will leave your skin clearer, cleaner, fresh and more toned you just have to be willing to put up with it's drying effects or find a way around this.
I am 20 and so it may seem ridiculous for me to have started using this, but after hearing of the hype for this product's ability to make skin healthy and glow I thought I would give it a try as I have very lifeless and porous skin. The first application was wonderful, it glid onto my cheeks and was very soft, only a little was needed and even later on in that day my skin still felt extremely soft. After a few days of use the tone of my face has improved dramatically, without sounding silly it almost looked as if I had been airbrushed. I have now been using this for over a month and my skin has never looked better, the tone of my skin has improved considerably, my pores and blemishes are all reduced and I look as I should for my age now. It really has helped me and I will continue to use this from now and into the future.
I bought this shampoo as it was on offer at boots on the time, it was described as containing citrus and pearl for clean and weightless feel, mirror shine and cashmere touch and all though I am not as glossy as I imagined, it is the best shampoo (and in combination with the conditioner) I have used so far. The smell is fantastic, very sweet and fruity, but ultimately what I love is how soft my hair feels after use, I have actually had people comment on both that my hair feels nice and that it feels so smooth when my partner of the time brushed their hands through it. It's a brilliant shampoo, smells great, leaves your hair very smooth with a slight sheen and is not unreasonably priced at around £2.50, it last me about a month. So give it a go, and you will not be disappointed.
I tried imodium for the first time about 2 years ago after a nasty bout of diarrhear, and to my amazement not only did it stop the well... 'problem', but my stomach also settled down, the churning and pain stopped. I didn't go to the toilet for about 2 days after this though, and I had two 2mg capsules to let you know, but when I did go to the toilet after this the bowel movement was normal. Whenever I need to use imodium nowadays I just take the one capsule as it is so powerful one capsule is all I need to stop the problem, but other people may differ and need to take two, two is the recommended dose.
Either way, it's a brilliant medicine and can help you at the worst of times, my only advise, and this is not meant negatively at all, but be careful about how many capsules you take, they are incredibly effective.
Since youth I have been obsessed with coco pops but my mother along with other people always told me I should eat healthier foods for breakfast, when in fact coco pops actually have the same nutritional content as special K, cornflakes, and many other 'healthy cereals', it is this stereotyped misconception about coco pops just because it contains chocolate which has led me to write this review.
Per 100 grams of coco pops there is 383 calories (not a lot at all for a 100 grams), 3 grams of fat, the only bad side is 34 grams of sugar.
But in 100 grams of cornflakes 380 calories, 1 gram of fat and 10 grams of sugar.
I admit cornflakes has a little less sugar, but in terms of nutritional content they are near enough the same. Coco pops also contain Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.
If you are someone who likes cereal in the morning, you can still have coco pops and be healthy as it is no worse than other cereals, the only benefit is that it tastes a lot nicer and turns the milk chocolatey. I love coco pops and shall do forever and ever.
I first discovered this store whilst on a walk about in my college break time. Inside the walls are stacked with cheap discount items, most of which are from well known brands. All of the items I looked at were of a genuinely good quality and ofcourse at good prices. One thing I have found particularly usefull are their canvases. For a mear £1 - £2 they have a range of them and they are all great quality which I found incredibly useful as an art student. Food is also very cheap, I purchased a cadbury chocolate bar for under 30 pence. Sometimes at the tills they are only 19 pence. Overall I feel the store has...
- Low prices
- Good customer service
- Good products
It is definitely worth a peak inside, this store will not disappoint you, of all low budget shops such as pound stretcher, pound land and the 99 pence store, I feel home bargains is the best.
After I returned my awful Creative Zen Mozaic I decided I would try a more reliable make such as sony and so purchased this Sony 2gb Walkman, here are the pros and cons....
- It is a small light mp3 player
- The battery length is good at 18 hours, but I feel it lasts longer for me, also it only takes 3 minuits of charging for 90 minuits playback!
- easy to download files
- cool red light which flashes in synch to the beat of a song
- Easy button ability to skip tracks and to navigate menu
- Cheap, only £30
- Despite the fact it says 2gb, it only had 1.6, I feel the company should be more specific about the size.
- It takes a while to click down artists or songs, the mp3 should allow a feature to hold down a button to navigate down a list faster.
Overall it is a decent mp3 player, the sound quality is good and the battery is great. The mp3 player looks good too, its quite stylish I have it in red! Only downside is the slow navigation down a playlist, but it's a small tweak sony could easily sort out. It's cheap and easy to use so it is worth a buy, I am very happy with my purchase.
After my Beloved Ipod Nano lost was drowned in a sea of lemonade, I decided to purchase the Creative Zen Mozaic. It cost only £50 for 8gb, a video player, recorder, built in speaker and of course came from a well known brand I felt it was a brilliant choice...but how wrong was I, I will break this down into simple short pro's and con's...
- Good Battery Length, 34h +
- Fm radio
- Big 8gb memory
-Firstly the built in speaker would not work, and there was no button or instructions for how to turn it on, it's almost as if it never existed
- About 25 percent of all the songs I listened to SKIPPED, for a brand new mp3 player to do this I was outraged and incredibly annoyed.
- The buttons are very slow and tricky to use, and when i tried pushing buttons whilst I was listening to music the screen freezes.
- The screen quality was awful, the video and picture feature was pointless because of this.
Conclusion... Considering the features of the phone and it's low price it would make most think it was worth a buy, but it is incredibly low in quality in every feature, and it is not worth a buy.
In my ever long search to be healthy I heard about green tea, a product renowned for it's antioxidant health benefits, metabolism boosting etc. It sounded like the ultimate super hero tea! So I had to try it.
On first taste I did not like it, it tasted a bit like soil. But after time I eventually got used to the taste, in fact I found it rather addictive. And I did feel good with myself after every drink knowing all this goodness was inside of me. After every mouthful though, I did feel a little queezy. I have never had problems with other teas, or coka cola so I knew it wasn't the caffeine. But it was on the times I was hungry and I then had green tea which was when I found myself running to the toilet and vomiting up. This did not happen often though, only about once every 15 times of trying. I still kept on consuming the tea as it was very good for me, it was just a shame as the puking put me off.
I still believe that the tea is very good for you, considering all the research and articles about it over the years. But as because of what it did to me I feel it's not worth it in my case. That said, others might not be as green tea intolerant as I am. On the plus side, I found my self having less headaches that usual when I was using it. I was consuming the tea for approximately 2 months in a row before I stopped, once every morning. Considering the health benefits it is worth a try... if you can handle it. But considering what it did to me I can only give it 3 stars. It costs around £1.30 for 20 bags.
Deviantart.com is an American website launched in 2000 for artists to upload their work for display on a profile for free. I have been using this website for almost a year and it has been useful. People rate work and comment their opinions, I receive messages of support from other members and I find out how many viewers there are for each artwork.
Deviant art does not only display fine art, but also allows photography, poetry, sculptures, poetry and video art. On average there are over 100 000 new works uploaded every day. Artists can also sell their works via print on the website and keep 20% of the profits unless they upgrade to the premium print account at $25 per year, around £15.
Overall there are many cons and pros I have to consider for this website, and they all mainly depend on what type of artists use the site.
For the basic artists, such as students or anyone who has a general interest in making art, deviantart.com is a very good place as you can share your work and people can express their opinions as well as you being able to.
For professional artists it is also good for making money by selling your prints.
Not to sound judgemental, but there are a lot of childish, very amateur people using the website, a great deal of work submitted are cartoons or just general photographs of people posing...does the word 'emo' ring a bell. It's because of these people who disrespect the artworld that devianart's reputation is partially ruined when it could be so great. I personally think deviantart should review work before accepting to make sure all the work is of a real quality. But saying this, they are a buisness and the more people using the site, the more money they make, so they might not care for this idea.... but if they truly cared for art, they would start cleaning up the work.
To sum up it's a good site, a good place to share work and for professional artists to make money. But throughout the site, there is so much 'art' that is not really art, which is a disappointment. It's worth a look around though, and I would recommend any shy artists or beginners to upload there work for the world to see.
'Mmmm chocolate', it is this thought that made me reach out for the tesco value bar, at a mind blowing 29 pence for a 100 grams featured with a pretty picture of some chocolate on the front of the packet, I just couldn't resist.
On taste though I felt rather differently. I knew that the chocolate wouldn't taste anything like cadbury or galaxy as of course it is a 'value bar', but what it did taste like was chocolate flavoured paper. It was very weak and dainty, almost like a piece of chocolate that has been left under a bed for 3 months. The flavour was missing, I wonder how much percent inside really was cocoa...0.1%?
In terms of nutrition it is no worse nor better than any other chocolate, with a 100 grams containing about 500 calories, 50 grams of sugar and 32 grams of fat.
To sum up the chocolate is not very nice. It is tolerable if you are really desperate or you will risk the sacrifice of a good ol cadbury bar for a low cost. It's price is the only thing positive about the chocolate, but even though of this it is not really chocolate...you are paying 29 pence for chocolate cardboard.
I travelled with Monarch airlines earlier this year to spain and back for the summer hollidays. The cost of the flights were averagely cheap, the staff were friendly and yes the plane got the job done... meaning that we did not crash and got to our destination. But apart from what you would expect there is only one thing I want to discuss in this review... THIS PLANE CAUSES PAIN!!
The leg room was ridiculously tiny, I understand that most planes have sufficient room but this really did push the limit. I am not a specially big person, I'm slightly large with a 38 inch waist and at 6ft tall. But after 1 hour my back really started to hurt and my legs were cramped. I literally had about the length of a long ruler (30 cm). I was not the only person in distress, the woman to the left of me was pulling horrible faces, as if she was in labour. And I could hear many others complaining about the legroom whilst I stood in the aisles. I was only on the flight for 2 and a half hours, I can hardly imagine what it must be like for those travelling longer distances. After the plane landed it was pure relief to get off. This review is a warning...don't travel with Monarch unless you are going first class, there are plenty other airlines which offer more legroom for only a fraction more of the cost.
In my sweat fuelled life I have tried many deodorants, amongst them is the Mitchum 48 hour deodorant with it's trademark...'so effective you could skip a day'. Amongst this feature it also claims to minimise white clothing stains, and is also an anti-perspirant.
Applying is very quick, as it has a roller ball slightly larger than the average roll-on deodorant, plus it dries fairly quickly into a soft and partly powdery form, it does leave your skin fairly smooth. The scent is odourless, but it does have a similar fresh smell to talcon powder.
In terms of it's performance...
As a deodorant - It works very well, it is a strong product. I have never had any body odour that I was aware of after using it. Mitchum is by far the strongest deodorant I have used before.
As a '48 hour deodorant'! - I usually have showers everyday, but once in a while I will skip a day. On those occasions that I have and have also been using the Mitchum deodorant it has worked fairly well. I have not smelt at all, only once right before I went to bed on the second night I thought I had a tiny bit of an odour under my arm.
It's minimising of white stains claim - When I have worn black clothing I have had some white powdery marks left, but these do not stain and washed right off, so they are not permanent.
Anti-perspirant qualities - I still find myself sweating after use, I don't feel like it makes much difference, only a partial difference.
To sum up it is a decent deodorant... It is very strong and does live up to it's 48 hour claim, (in most cases). But although it is very strong, it is also not an overpoweing deodorant as it is odourless and gentle on skin. The only downsides are of course the lack of anti-perspirant control and leaving mild white stains. It is not the cheapest of deodorants, but at under £5 it is also not too expensive, and this is supported by the fact it contains 100ml, more than the average 60ml contained in most roll-ons... I would recommend this deodorant for anyone with sever bodily odour problems...(in the kindest way)
When it comes to using deodorants, I really do not like most men's brands such as lynx, I find the smells over powering so I tend to use women's or odourless deodorants. Amplex roll on has all the features. It is 24 hours protection with a nice light odour, contains an anti white stain formula, and has a special non sting ingredient for sensitive arms...
Deodorant - In terms of performance this deodorant is very good, I have never had a day where I have smelt of body odour after use. Only if I run into the next day and still haven't showered I may have a slight smell, but this is after the 24 hours promised and so it does do the job.
White stains - I have a favourite black shirt I like to wear and it does not leave a stain on there, I have had so many other deodorants which do stain and so this is something that amplex certainly make me happy about.
Anti Perspirant - For it's anti perspirant properties, it works somewhat well. I still sweat like a beast, but not as much as I would without it. As long as I don't smell I am not too worried.
Anti-sting Formula - The anti-sting formula works a charm, sometimes I have had sores under my arms and applied worrying it will hurt, it's like dabbing water, you feel nothing. My mother who is allergic to many deodorants also uses amplex for these reasons. It also contains aloe vera, which is always an added benefit to underarm skin...a place which is rarely moisturised.
Odour - The odour is very pleasant, it is purely a light fresh scent enjoyable to all noses.
To sum up it's a good deodorant, it smells nice and works well to prevent odours. It has a gentle caring formula, very good for those with sensitive skin and does not stain clothes. It's anti-perspirant properties are ok, not brilliant. At a cost of 99p, I would say it is worth the buy.
Sudocrem is an antiseptic healing cream, most known for treating nappy rash it can also help cure cuts, burns, sun burns, Eczema, bed sores and acne. Yes this sounds too good to be true for one little tub of cream to do all these things but it really does work.
I first started using sudocrem as a young acne infested teenager, I found it in my sister's bedroom and thought it might help. I placed a large blob on my spots before I went to bed and when I woke up the next morning to my shock, they had reduced significantly. The acne had become less red and smaller in size and sudocrem had been a huge deal more effective than any other spot treatments I had used before. Since then I always use sudocream to remove spots, I have also used it when I have had cuts , which also heals up nicely.
It does not cost too much either, one 125g tub cost £2.59, and this lasts me about a year. It is worth a lot more considering how much it helps me. The smell of the cream is nothing special, it smells no different than any other antiseptic odour. A warning about the tub though, the lid does not seal very securely so if you are taking it with you on holiday for example, I advise you wrap it inside a plastic bag to be safe.
In terms of reviewing what effect sudocrem has on other skin conditions such as nappy rash or burns, I can not say as I haven't had to treat these. But for the skin conditions I have used it on, the cream works beautifully.
To sum up this cream is my saviour, regardless of the cons about this product such as the tub and smell, for what it does I still will be giving this 5 stars. The effect it has on my skin overnight is unbelievable, unlike so many other acne treatments which say they will 'visibly reduce spots', sudocrem actually works, and at such a fast rate. Simply apply the night before and wake up to nice clear skin.