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Irn Bru is a popular drink thats been around for ages now. It's a nice drink that makes a change from drinking cola or lemonade because it has a very different, tangy taste to it.
The drink itself is orange in colour and has a fruity, zingy taste to it. It's hard to describe but it is really tasty and isn't at all bland. It's like a gingery kind of tang.
The bottle is clear plastic so you can see the drink. It has the label with the Irn Bru logo nice and big so you can see it. The bottle goes into a point shape so it's easy to hold on to.
You can get the drink in a range of different sizes. You can get a 330ml can, a 500ml bottle and a 2 litre bottle. The different sizes are ideal for different occasions i.e a big botle for the house, small one for the bag and can for picnics. A big bottle of this is about £1.50 from ASDA which is more than reasonable, you can get a can for about 60p.
The pop is really nice and although it isn't one of my favourites, it is unusual and I love to have it now and again for a change. It's a classic that I'm sure will be around for years to come. If you haven't tried it before, I'd recommend that you try it because I think it is great.
I'm naturally dark haired and so do have a bit of hair on my upper lip that's also dark which I find embarassing so I like to bleach it blonde/white to make it much less noticable.
I tend to use Veet Hair Lightening Cream. I like to use Veet because I know it's a well known brand so I'm not worried that I'm going to end up burnt or anything like that. I've also used other products from them in the past like wax strips.
The box is a lilac colour which makes it look nice and feminine. It has the logo in big Blue letters and says "Hair lightening Cream" on the front so you can easily identify what it is.
When you buy it, the box contains:
A 50ml tube of hair lightening cream.
A 50ml tube of pink activating cream.
A small mixing dish to mix the two creams together.
A little spatula to apply it with.
You have to put an equal amount of each cream into the dish and mix them up with the spatula. You then apply the creams to the hairy part, i.e upper lip or arms with the spatula. You need to out a generous amount on to cover the hairs, especially if they're longer hairs like on your arm because otherwise you won't bleach the whole hair. It's a good idea to sit on an old towel because if you get it on your carpet or furniture, I think it could bleach them.
You're meant to leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Before you wash it off, have a little peek by scraping a bit off to see if the hairs are bleached. If they are then you can wash it off, if not then leave it for a few more minutes.
When it's on my skin, it is really irritating and my skin feels like it is itching like mad but you obviously can't scratch it because you're covered in cream.
Afterwards, you can get it off by scarping it off with the spatula and washing the excess of which is what I do.
Afterwards, my hairs are a really white blonde colour that is really hard to notice on my skin. From a distance, you can't see the hairs at all and it makes me feel much more confident. I also use this on my arm hairs sometimes but it is annoying to sit there with both arms outstretched and my face still for 15 minutes so I don't always do it. Your skin is also quite pale when you take the cream off but this does fade and go back to normal, especially after a shower.
It costs about £5 from Boots and lasts quite a long time. It's fantastic and really makes me feel more confident so I'd definitely say it's worth the money.
I love a nice body puff for the shower for an invigorating body scrub. I treated myself to one of these from Boots for £3.50 which I thought was quite expensive but I know the brand is a good one so thought that it would be worth the money.
The ruffles of this puff are tight unlike some puffs so it doesn't fall apart when you use it. This has happened to me in the past and its ever so annoying. It also means you get a better scrub because there are more ruffles on one part of the puff to scrub yourself with.
The puff is a bubblegum pink colour, very girly and nice. It also would deter any men in your household from using it! ;)
The puff has a loop of ribbon attatched to it which allows you to hang it up when you're not using it. This allows it to dry after use and also means it looks tidier in the bathroom rather than just laying there in the bath or on the side. I'm sure it's more hygienic too.
The shower puff isn't in any packaging when you buy it, it's just as it comes which wasn't an issue to me, but may be for some or if you were goin to buy it as a gift, it may put you off.
Overall, I love this scrub. The colour is really girls and the tightly packed ruffles allow me to get an invigorating body scrub in the shower. If you use it with your shower gel, it makes it nice and frothy which is really refreshing and nice. It's expensive but it is worth the money, I have had mine for about a month and it looks no different from when I bought it despite frequent use.
Holby City is a BBC soap that is on BBC 1 every Tuesday. It was started in 1999 so isn't very old really. It's a hospital drama that explored the controversy and problems that doctors and nurses face today. It allows us to see some of the things that they have to deal with in hospitals with awkward patients, difficult medical situations and dodgy doctors.
The acting is fantastic, paticularly that of Patsy Kensit who plays Faye in the show. She's had a lot of major roles lately and had to pretend to be a grieving parent which I think she did really well.
It is occasionally linked with another hospital programme called Casualty which is set in the same hospital but different departments which is really cool.
It all takes place in Holby City hospital. We mostly see wards and theatre where patients are operated on. You have a really realistic staff hierarchy i.e consultants, doctors and nurses. You can tell that the BBC have done a lot of research to make the show seem as realistic as possible. Each member of staff sticks to the roles that they would really have in a real hospital, i.e doctors operating and nurses going round and checking patients.
Of course, the show has some big storylines and dramas, one of the recent ones being a nurses son being admitted to the hospital and dying because of a mistake made by a nurse. This storyline carried on for weeks and even ended up with the mother of the child being blamed for the murder. This is just one example of their really good storylines. There are relationships between doctors and nurses going on and feuds between rivals. Someone is always in trouble for doing something wrong.
The show sometimes features celebrities as patients on the ward which is interesting.
If you've missed an episode you can watch it on the BBC I player on the internet. This can be found on the BBC website along with character information and upcoming storylines.
Overall, the show is really realistic and is interesting to watch. They have some fantastic storylines that have you completely absorbed, it's a brilliant show and is one of my favourites. I never miss an episode.
This is a classic film, one that I've seen many many times and despite it being aimed more at kids, I love it!
Drop dead fred is about a young girl, Lizzie played by Phoebe Cates who has a really strict mum and is a bit unhappy. She has a mischevious imaginary friend, Fred played by Rick Mayall who gets her into allsorts of trouble because they make mess and don't listen to her mum. Nobody else can see Fred except for Lizzie. One day, Lizzie and fred take it too far and her mum tapes up a jack in the box (Where Fred comes out from) to stop the little girl from being naughty with the imaginary friend. We then come forward about 10 years where Lizzie is a young woman. She's just coming out of a marriage with a very serious man who her mother is fond of and he job isn't looking good. She has terrible luck and she finds her little jack in the box. When she winds it up, Fred comes out, all ready to cause trouble again and cheer Lizzie up. Lizzie is an adult now though, and although she has a laugh with Fred, she can't act like a child anymore and she needs to grow up. What will Lizzie do, will she ditch the boring lifestyle so she can be happy or will she adapt to be the woman her mother expects her to be?
It's a really funny film. I love the acting, Rick Mayal is fantastic, he really really makes me laugh. Some of the things he does, like pulling the grape off a waiters robe leaving him in the buff.
It's old, but even the kids love this film. I hate the mom in this film, she's horrible to her daughter and is so strict!
Overall, this is a funny film that is suitable for adults and kids. It's guranteed to make you laugh so I'd definitely recommend it to others. If you haven't seen this film already, give it a try. It's really cheap on ebay too!
If you've read my reviews, you'll know I don't usually shop in Tesco, I'm all ASDA but I popped in for a change and did a bit of shopping.
I found this pure orange juice for just 56p for one litre. It's a lot cheaper than branded orange juices so for the small price, I decided to give it a try.
The packaging had a blue label with white writing stating that it is Pure orange juice and beneath is a picture of some oranged and a gladd of orange juice. Below the image is the nutritional values. It has one of those traditional carton tops that you have to peel back and open which I find is a bit awkward and pouring can be more awkward than if it was in a bottle.
The orange juice is, obviously orange and has a fair thickness, not too watery unlike some cheaper orange juices. I bought the one with no bits in as I don't like them and neither do the kids but you can get one with bits in if you prefer. The orange juice is very fresh and zingy tasting. It's lovely and I like to drink it of a morning. It's obviously good for you anyway because it's full of vitamin C so it's good to drink if you're feeling a little under the weather because it helps to boost your immune system.
Overall, it's really cheap, much cheaper than the branded ones like del monte yet it is exactly the same. It tastes great, is good for you and, because of the new green bins you can now recycle all of the packaging so you can even do your bit for the environment with it. I'd definitely recommend buying this instead of other ones, it's much cheaper.
We usually have things like coke in our house but my daughter had been drinking peach flavoured water on her break at work and went a bit mad on it. We spotted this in Tesco when we were having a browse in there and it was only about 34p so I thought I'd buy it for her. It comes in different flavours like Apple and raspberry and theres a peach flavour which is the one we had.
I was suprised by how cheap it was, you can't even get a small bottle of coke for that much, never mind a big bottle like that.
The shape of the bottle is wide at the bottom then narrower towards the lid. This isreally good as it makes the bottle much easier to hold and it's ideal to carry as well. The label has the flavour of the water i.e Apple and raspberry on as well as a picture of the fruit that is in it. The bottle itself is slightly tinted blue and it has a dark blue screw on lid.
The water itself is quite strong tasting. It doesn't have a bland and slight peach taste, you can taste the peach immediately, it almost tastes fizzy. We loved it because some flavoured waters can taste like you have put normal water in an old juice carton but because the taste is quite strong, it is really tasty and refreshing.
I don't think there are hardly any calories and theres no fat in it obviously. It's good for you too, better than drinking fizzy frinks like fanta or cola too so I'd definitely recommend giving it a try.
The only downside to this brand of flavoured water is that it doesn't come in a smaller bottle so if you wanted to take it on a jog or something, you'd either have to put it in another bottle or try to carry this which wouldn't really be ideal. Considering this, there are other flavoured water brands that do the same flavours in smaller bottles, just different prices.
This water went down really well in our house, even my son liked it which was good because he doesn't drink a lot of water, he likes his pop, so it's a good way to get my younger son to drink more water too. It's now a regular product in our house. It's healthy, tasty and cheap, what more could you want from a bottle of water? Give it a try if you haven't already!
How to lose a guy in ten days. .
Starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.
Andy Anderson works for a magazine on a How to column. How to lose weight, how to buy the perfect shoes etc. . She then decides to do a How to lose a guy in ten days, inspired by her friend, she makes all the mistakes girls make with guys. Being clingy, needy, talking in baby voices and even naming his member. She has to pick a guy out of a bar her and her friends go to and she is picked by and picks Benjamin Barry. She doesn't know that Benjamin is playing a game of his own. He is an advertiser and is trying to get a sales pitch selling diamonds. His boss says that if he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days, he has it. And of course, he ends up with Andy. So they're practically head to head, she is going to try and drive him mad and he's going to make her fall in love with him, what will happen?
It's a really unlikely story, I can't imagine your boss saying, "Go out and pick a randomer to make fall in love with you." And even in the situation they were in, it's so unlikely that they'd end up choosing one another considering the circumstances, it is a bit cheesy. I like the idea but think that they could have gone another way about getting the characters together.
The acting in the film is great, Matthew isn't only a nice face, he's talented too and the same for Kate Hudson. I was a fan of her Mum, Goldie Hawn, and you can see her in Kate sometimes in the film which is nice.
Similarly to most films, you have the annoying best friend which is Michelle played by Kathryn Hahn. She plays Andy's rather pathetic friend in the film and I find her really irritating, she just says the stupidest things and I find her annoying really.
It's a good film although it is really predictable. There are some really funny parts in the film like when they are the playing the card game and at the poker game as well. I don't want to give too much away about it incase you haven't seen it already.
Overall, I think this is an OK film, it's a bit predictable and isn't the best of plots, but it's watchable and I've got it on DVD. If it sounds like the kind of film you'd normally go for, then give it a try, you might like it.
When my 16 year old daughter first got her 50cc motorbike back in November, I was really concsious about the choice of helmet, I was really worried and obviously wanted her to get the best one that she was able to afford. HJC came recommended to us by a family friend who is owns a motorcycle himself and I did some research and found that it has quite a good name.
We got this helmet off Ebay, not secondhand but from a shop. It was £80, now £50 and my daughter really liked it. She isn't too girly and wanted a blue bike so she chose this because of the colour and also because of the name. I thought this was a great price for the helmet and was pleased with the brand that we chose.
HJC helmets come from a size xxs to an xxxL as well as youth sizes as well. The fittings of the helmet are very accurate and when the helmet came, it fitted my daughter like a glove.
I haven't worn the helmet so I'm going to let my dauhter talk about the comfort and riding in it now:
The helmet is comfy and there are lots of ventilation holes in it to make it breathable when I'm on my bike. These can be opened or closed weather depending. The visor is meant to be anti fog although I don't realy think this works, it still gets a little steamy if it's cold out, which it has been lately. The strap on the helmet isn't the best, you have to put it through a loop then bring it back around and shut a little press stud so it can be awkward if you put your gloves on first but other than that, it's a snug comfy fit that doesn't move around on my head whilst Im riding which is what is important. I love the design, it's got glitter on the darker silver parts which makes it still a little bit girls, but too over the top. The size of the visor gives lots of visibiltity so I can see fine. It's not too heavy at all, Its only an xs helmet so I wouldn't expect it to be very heavy anyway. The only problem with is it that it doesn't fit in the seat of my bike which is why I've bought another one for when I go shopping which does fit. Ive not come off my bike, yet!, so i can't comment on the reliability or strentgth of it just yet, but if the opportunity arises, I will get my mum to update the review!
Overall, I think my daughters helmet is very good. It's snazzy looking and easily available at a reasonable price. It also comes in red and black to match your bike or clothing if you prefer. I'd definitely recommend it because my daughter is very pleased with it so far!
Ben Stiller plays Reuben Feffer, a risk assessment manager who is engaged to Lisa Kramer (Debra Messing.) They get married and go on their honeymoon and all is well until Lisa meets their scuba diving instructor, Claude (Hank Azaria), and Reuben walks in on them in bed. He leaves disgusted and she apologies and stays there with him. Back at home, he mopes as he moves into the house he bought for them and spends time with his incredibly irritating but funny friend Sandy (Philip Seymour Hoffman.) At a party, he bumps into an old school friend Polly Prince played by Jennifer Anniston. She's a commitmentphobe who changes her mind every minute. They end up going on a few dates and things start to progress between them but suddenly, his ex, Lisa turns up and asks for him back. Reuben says no but is tempted. What will he do?
The film is packed with great actors from Ben Stiller to Debra Messing who I think is really great. I've seen Stiller in lots of films and loved him in most, he's such a gent. Jennifer Anniston plays such a cute character in this film, I think she did well in this film.
There are some really entertaining bits in the movie, I.E when Reuben and Sandy are playing basketball with some other men and one jumps to shoot smacking his hairy sweaty stomach off Reubens face. Or the most entertaining line of the movie for me "i did a fart and a little sh*t came out, I sharted. ". It's a light hearted movie that's a little bit unbelievable but is funny all the same. I mean, if I cheated on my partner on our honeymoon, I wouldn't have the guts to show my face but she comes back asking for a second chance! The cheek!
The plot is really smart and I like Reubens unusual job as well. It's a good film and I'd certainly recommend it to others to see. I've watched it a fair few times, it's always on itv1 or 2 or you can buy it cheaply on DVD on ebay for about £1.99. It's definitely worth it!
This is another film my daughter made me watch so heres the review about it!
Plot. . .
The film is about Cady (Lindsay Lohan) who moves to America after being raised in Africa by her zooligist parents. It's her first time in mainstream school and she's eager to fit in. She soon notices the hierachy of the school with the asian nerds, the overeaters, the undereaters, the jocks,the plastics and more. The plastics, consisting of the queen bee, the beautiful Regina George (Rachael McAdams), Gretchen her follower played by Lacey Chabert and Karen (Amanda Seyfried), are the school hotties, the cheerleaders and basically who all the guys want to be with and who all the girls want to be. They take interest in Cady and want to be friends with her but Cady already made friends with the less popular art freaks Janis (LIzzy Caplan) and Damian (Daniel Franzese) who needless to say aren't fans of the plastics. Cady is unsure but Janis and Damian urge her to make friends with them and see what they say about other people behind their backs, they also plan some revenge on them i.e giving Regina a high calorie snack making her put weight on. Cady has fun flitting between friends when she starts to act more and more plastic until Janis and Damien don't like her and feel she's turned into Regina, especially when Cady starts to date Reginas hunky ex Aaron Samuels played by Jonathan Benn. Will Cady sort herself out or will she remain the school bitch?
It's a real good typical teenage american movie with the cheerleaders and the jock but it is funny in places as well. I love Damian the gay friend of Cady. He is really funny and camp and he made the film for me. I also liked Karen, apparently "The dumest person you will every meet." who is so stupid, it's really funny. She has some good one liners in the film.
The acting in this film was good, better than she was in Freaky Friday and I also liked the other characters as well. I've seen Rachel McAdams in other things, and think she is good.
The plot is pretty similar to other american teen movies but it's still intersting and good. It isn't too unrealistic and it is something that could kind of happen in reality.
I'd recommend that you give this film a go as it's quite interesting and it is really funny in some places. Definitely more of a chick flick though fellas!
Bruce almighty (Jim Carrey) is an american news reporter who lives with his girlfriend Grace (Jennifer Anniston). He has really bad luck, his dog urinates in the house, he can't get the promotion he wants etc. . and he has a good moan at God about being "A mean kid with a magnifying glass." He says he bullies him etc and God gets annoyed with Bruces moaning and ends up meeting Bruce. God is played by the lovely Morgan Freeman and he says that Bruce can see what it's like to be him for a while. From then on, Bruce has Gods powers, he hears prayers, he can make things appear and disappear etc. . But being God isn't as easy as Bruce thought and with his new power, he drives his girlfriend away, the prayers he can always hear drives him mad and ends up wanting to be normal again, what will God say?
It's a really good plot, there's not another film, except the sequel, like this which makes it more interesting and much less predictable to watch.
I like the cast, Jim Carrey is a really funny actor anyway and he puts a lot of humour into this film as he adapts to having Gods powers, and to me, a funny film can be a much better film and this stands for this one. Morgan Freeman is one of my favourite actors, he's got a great nature to him and I really like him. Jennifer Anniston is an OK actress, this is a good film for her but I don't think I coudl see her in anything where her character has got to change too much because I don't think that she is a fantastic actress.
There's a tiny bit of bad language and one scene of a sexual nature although you don't actually see anything in the film, it's aged for 12 and I'd agree with this because I don't really think younger kids would understand the plot.
Overall, it's a really funny film that I like and have watched a fair few times. If you haven't seen it, I'd recommend that you do, it's only about £2 on ebay so give it a go!
The film focuses on a pretty normal american family. The main characaters are Tess Coleman, played by Jamie Lee Curtis and her daughter Anna played by Lindsay Lohan who have a bit of a fiery relationship as Anna is a bit rebelious. During an argument when they are out for dinner in a chinese restaurant, an old lady gives them a fortune cookie each and after reading the fortune inside, there's an earthquake which is a little strange and thats that. They go to bed and wake up in each others bodies, Tess in Anna's body and vice versa. We then get to see how they adapt to live as each other so nobody finds out. Tess has to pretend to be Anna and go to school whilst Anna's living Tess's life going to work as a physchiatrist. They need to change back ASAP though, Tess is set to get married within a few days, and obviously Anna doesn't want to marry her meant to be step father...what will they do?
It's a really fun film to watch really. It's great to watch and imagine what it would be like if you did have to swap bodies with one of your children. I don't think I would survive the school bit! I love Jamie Lee Curtis and think she is a brilliant actress. This was the first film I'd seen Lindsay Lohan in, and have seen her in films since. I don't think her acting is fantastic, but it's not bad.
I think other actors in the film were OK, like Tess's fiance and Annas little brother. No paticularly annoying cast.
The storyline is well though out, they have made it really interesting to watch and make sure that both mother and daughter run into some obstacles on the way.
I loved the way this film ended, it wasn't too predictable and I would recommend it to others, especially teenagers, my daughter used to love it.
The story is about ayoung blind woman, Sydney Wells played by Jessica Alba. She lost her sight as a child and has adapted her life without vision but when a cornea donor becomes available, she goes for it. She is now able to see but her vision is still blurred. She begins to learn about life with vision now because it has been so long since she's seen the world, but something isn't right. At first she sees shadows and things moving around in her room. Then she see's these dark, ghost like figures that are lurking around and when someone dies, they take them away. So now, she can basically see when someone is about to die and she can also see ghosts. She see's a little boy's ghost in her flat where she lives and also see's some horrific people in her flat that appear and disapear. After some research, she comes up with the idea that what she see's may have something to do with the donor and with the help of Dr. Paul Faulkner played by Alessandro Nivola, she travels to Mexico to findthe family of the donor and to find out the truth behind the terrible things she's seeing. I don't want to give too much away which is why I've been quite vague.
I thought that some parts were quite scary like the part in the chinese restaurant or the part with fire in her apartment. Again, I don't want to give away the scary bits incase you haven't already watched it. I really did not like the lift scenes, I'm not a fan of lifts anyway so these scared me a lot!
I think it is a really good storyline and also like Jessica Alba in this role. She's a good actress that I haven't seen in anything else other than fantastic 4 ages ago so it was nice to see her again. I think she played the part of Sydney really well.
Overall, I think it is a good film, definitely worth watching. I've got it on DVD and watched it more than once. It's not the most jumpy of horror films or the most scary, but I did find it a bit frightening and it played on my mind afterwards. It made me wonder if something similar could really happen although I'm sure it couldn't to the extent of this movie. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others to at least watch if you haven't already.
Having a three year old son, I've seen probably all the Disney films there are and this one is no exception!
The film begins with two clown fish that have a load of eggs. They're really excited but then they're attacked by a barracuda that eats all of the eggs and kills Coral, the female fish. Marlin is unharmed and is obviously devastated but finds one egg remaining. He keeps it safe and thus, Nemo is born. Because of the incident, Nemo has one fin that is smaller than the other. His dad, Marlin is understandable very protective of him but he has to start school eventually. We see Nemo as he starts school and makes friends. One day though, they're all at school and Nemo is trying to impress his friends by swimming out further than they're allowed which results in him getting lost from his father. He ends up in a fishtank in a dentist. We then see Marlin on a mission trying to find his son, he bumps into some unusual characters like Dory and some australian surfer turtles that provide some laughs for the viewers. We also see Nemo as he adapts to life inside a tank and tries to escape through various methods. There is a time limit for Nemo though, the dentist intends on giving him to his niece who is a slightly violent child who killed a fish by shaking the bag he was in previously so that's obviously somewhere Nemo doesn't want to go. Will Marlin be able to survive in the big blue to save his son, will Nemo escape or will he face the wrath of Darla?
It's a great film overall. Obviously it is animated so you can't really comment on the acting but the voices are great fun and lively so the kids don't get bored when they watch it. Albert Brooks does Marlins voice, Ellen Degenerers does the voice of Dory and Alexandra Gould does the voice of Nemo. These are all actors/actresses I've actually not heard of in the past but they did a great job of making the characters come to life and be really funny when they sing and talk.
The different twists in the story make it much more interesting than it would have been if Marlin would have just swam and found Nemo. Instead they end up being eaten by a whale, chased by sharks and hitching a ride on australian surfer turtles.
The animation and colour of the film is brilliant, it is so intersting to see an underwater Disney film because the different fish are all colourful and have different personalities. It's great fun and my little boy loves it.
Obviously being a Dsiney film, it is targeted at children so there is no swearing or obsenity. It isn't really a scary film although my little boy was a bit scared of the sharks when they were chasing Dory and Marlin.
Overall, I love this film. I know it is for children and my little boy also loves it but I have actually finished watching it when he's fell asleep which is a bit sad. :) If you haven't watched it already, I'd recommend this film to you and definitely for children.