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    • M&S Slip-On Basic Slippers / Shoes / 47 Readings / 46 Ratings
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      22.07.2012 20:36
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      I have a great pair of slippers for blokes from Marks and Spencer. They are in dark navy blue, though my dear other half swears they are black, but to me I think they are a definite navy, and I was given them for Christmas and I happen to know they cost £6, which I personally think is a pretty good price for a slipper from Marks and Spencer.

      These slippers are great for me as they are the slip on variety, which I personally prefer over the totally 'enclosed' type of slipper you can get. I have hot feet but I do like to add some protection to me feet when wandering around my house, especially when I am down in my basement as the cat is often down there and he likes to jump out at my feet and 'attack' them.

      The slippers, as I say, are blue in colour and made from 30% cotton and 70% polyester. I usually have to be careful with anything on my feet made with polyester, due to the fact that it can make me perspire a lot. However, this doesn't actually seem to be the case with these slippers at all.

      I like the sole of my slippers, which are made of rubber, and this stops me from sliding all over the polished floor out in the conservatory. I don't think they are meant to be machine washable but my wife has put them in the machine at 30 degrees a few times and they have not come apart and they still look fine now.

      As they are a slip on mule type of slipper, obviously the back of my foot is exposed but as I am not a person who suffers from cold feet anyway (not even in the coldest winters) this is not a problem for me at all. They are easy to get on and off in a hurry and I slip them on in the dark whenever I need to get up during the night to urinate, as I leave them by the side of my bed.

      They fit extremely well and are very comfortable and obviously, being from M&S, they are exceptional quality and I am anticipating that they will continue to be good for some considerable time yet.

      Overall, I am well pleased with them and I thoroughly recommend them.

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      22.07.2012 11:41
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      If I ever get a really nasty cold, or especially a flu, I always reach for Beechams. I used to buy the original lemon variety, but lately my dear other half has introduced me to the wonderful Hot Berry Fruits and these are Beechams Plus Sachets. They come in the (very) familiar cardboard box, which is strong and sturdy, and inside there are 10 individually wrapped sachets of powders, just ready and waiting for me to pour on my boiling water. Great stuff! A box of ten sachets normally costs me in the region of £3.99 so this compares favourably with the Lemsip I also purchase on occasion.

      These wonderfully strong and very effective little sachets contain vitamin C, Paracetamol and Phenylephrine. I use these for a host of cold and flu symptoms including a sore throat, a stuffed nose, congestion, aching joints and muscles, headaches, temperature and general aches and pains associated with cold and flu. My dear other half also takes these and she also swears by them. These sachets are widely available and the price appears to be consistent almost everywhere I have seen stocked.

      To use, I simply open a sachet, pour the contents into a mug and pour boiled water on top. I don't like to make it too hot as I find I will inevitably burn the inside of my mouth. I make sure to stir properly otherwise the contents will settle at the bottom of the mug. They work for me personally, within approximately 15 minutes of drinking and they do take away most of my symptom, or at least make me feel a whole lot better. I do take Ibuprofen with this medication (on the advice of my doctor, I hasten to add) as they already contain Paracetamol I cannot add more.

      I think the taste of these sachets is great. They taste rich in natural fruits and I can detect the hint of blackberry and blackcurrant. I sometimes add a spoon of sugar to sweeten it up and I don't find these are as tart or as bitter as the lemon variety.

      Overall, I cannot fault these Beechams Hot Berry Fruits at all. I find them soothing and comforting and a real help whenever I feel like I have a bad cold or a nasty flu. They really do help relieve and reduce the symptoms and they work fast and are very effective.

      Great stuff.

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      21.07.2012 21:01
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      My dear other half likes to try different sorts of shampoos. She has long brunette hair which is lank and rather greasy but she tries to bring out some shine and colour by using this. I basically am inclined towards having a nutty ginger hair colour so I decided I would use this after I found it in our shower. I have used it a few times now and I like it quite a lot.

      It's packaged in a kind of tube made of thick squidgy plastic and it stands upside down so all the shampoo runs to the end to make it easier to get out. The tube contains 250ml and I know she paid £4.59 for this, as I was astounded at how expensive it was for such a small amount.

      It has a flip top lid but word of warning here - this is impossible to open when your hands are wet and you are trying to get the lid to flip off in the shower. I remedy this by chucking a towel over the top of the shower door then when I have wet myself down and I am ready to shampoo myself, I have to use the edge of the towel to help me raise the lid off - it is very stiff and it doesn't seem to matter how many times you use the tube, it doesn't slacken off one bit.

      The shampoo is thick in consistency and I put a blob onto the palm of my hand and it won't run off - it will sit there rigid till I put it on my head. It lathers quickly and creates loads of foam, and like all shampoos I use, I also use this to wash all over my body - including the hair on my face (I have a beard which is currently 47 inches at its longest point).

      The shampoo rinses off well and when dried y hair does look good, even though I say so myself. It looks shiny and it is a lot more manageable and it blow dries to perfection. I have receive many compliments about the added shine to my hair when I have used this shampoo and people have told me that my beard looks in much better condition. It smoothes out all the hair cuticles and makes the hair shaft lie flat and doesn't tangle at all.

      I also think it brings out the nutty ginger highlights to my hair and helps make me look and feel more attractive. All this in a tube of shampoo. It smells great and I would definitely recommend this shampoo if you want to impress.

      Great stuff.

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      21.07.2012 20:04
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      We all love Ribena Blackcurrant Concentrate in our house and we have been drinking it for years now and especially since the little lad came along. It is high in sugar and we have had shops' own but I personally don't think anything beats the original. We pay around £2 for a one-litre bottle but sometimes we manage to get it on offer in the larger supermarkets. As it is so concentrated, we rarely use very much of this great drink and the one litre bottle lasts us for ages.

      The bottle is familiar to anyone who is aware of this brand and the design has changed little over the years, that I am aware of. The drink does have its nutritional benefits as it is high in Vitamin C due to its being made with blackcurrants.

      We make this drink by simple pouring a small amount into the bottom of a glass and filling up with tap water. Alternatively, we also make it with sparkling water and to be honest this is perhaps my favourite way of drinking it - me being addicted to fizzy drinks.

      We have also tried the sugar free variety of Ribena and although this is also nice, we all prefer the high sugar one as we think it just tastes so much better. It tastes fresh and natural and it really is a perfect thirst quencher served with ice on a summer's day in the garden.

      The little lad has drank it since he was tiny and although we have been aware that it isn't too good for his teeth, due to the high sugar content, we have always made sure to dilute it thoroughly, so in fact he has been drinking coloured water.

      I love this stuff nice and strong and I have also tried it hot whenever I have been feeling under the weather.

      It's a versatile drink and very nice to taste and great if you can manage to get it on offer.

      Great stuff.

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        21.07.2012 18:16
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        Bisodol seems to have been around for donkey's years and it is the tried and trusted remedy for symptoms of acid indigestion. I have to watch my diet and I am trying hard to lose weight (doc's orders) since the New Year. I do like spicy food though and I think this is the cause sometimes of my acid indigestion and certainly my heartburn. I find it worse at night after I have gone to bed and I can lie awake for ages with the most terrific burning pain across my upper abdomen and up through my esophagus. The doctor has advised me that I have acid reflux but though I have this under control (to a degree) I still suffer from plain old heartburn on a fairly regular basis and it's a right pain (literally).

        I use Bisodol whenever I suffer from the pain and irritation of this horrible condition. If I go out for an Indian or consume a lot of alcohol or am stressed (from work) then I find it can come on with a vengeance. Bisodol is easy to take and they help to neutralize the acid in the stomach, which is turn rids me of the symptoms. Sometimes the pain has been so bad my dear other half thought I was suffering from a heart attack. I am a big bloke and I do carry around a lot of excess weight and I don't think that helps my situation and this is why I have been advised to lose weight - fast!

        With the pain of the indigestion, I also suffer from trapped wind and this causes me both pain and embarrassment, especially if I am in the office. If I go out with colleagues during the day for lunch, I will often have to unzip my trousers once I get back to the office, otherwise I am in agony. As well as unzipping myself I chew on these great little chalky tablets and I'd say that within about 20 minutes I can feel definite relief from not one, but all of the symptoms associated with this condition.

        I always keep Bisodol with me and I pay only £1.99 from Home Bargains for mine. They are in a tube, so they are handy to carry around with me all the time on the inside of my breast pocket.

        They work, they are cheap and I wouldn't be without them.

        Great stuff.

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        21.07.2012 13:13
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        I use Strepsils Sugar Free Lozenges for the first (and last) time about two weeks ago. I usually buy the lemon and honey ones or the original flavour, but I saw that these were being heavily plugged at Tesco's with the emphasis being on the fact that they contain no sugar, and as I have been constantly watching my weight (doc's orders) since the New Year, plus I had a hellishly sore throat at the time, I bought them thinking they'd do the job. Plus, they were strawberry flavoured - I love this flavour in most things and they were not too badly priced at £3 for a pack of 36.

        As I have had Strepsils loads of times before I was expecting them to be just as effective as the other ones I've used. The active ingredients are still the same (e.g. Amylmetacresol) which acts as a mild antiseptic and helps to reduce the possibility of infection but obviously not having tried the sugar free variety before I was unsure of the flavour.

        The maximum dosage of these lozenges is 12 in any 24-hour period and they are housed in the familiar looking foil strip which in turn comes in the cardboard box. The packaging is nothing special and looks like all the other packs of throat tablets you seem. The lozenges are rounded in shape and red in colour.

        I tried one as I drove back in the car. They were incredibly sweet. Just too sweet to taste nice. They actually made me gag and I am sure I could taste the artificial sweetener to boot,, which made the whole experience of actually trying to keep one of these in my mouth until it had all gone, really awful.

        I managed to suck it right down to the end. It didn't particularly make my throat feel any better, either. It was still sore and the taste of them is nothing like a strawberry. To me it tastes more like those horrible little sweets my little lad gets in his mix up's at a weekend.

        I did try them a few more times and I still maintain they are not as good as the original ones or the honey and lemon variety. I just think that the strawberry flavour does nothing to ease my symptoms and it wasn't a 'warming' sensation like the original Strepsils. It was far too sweet and tasted more like a kid's sweet than a throat lozenge

        Complete waste of money.

        Not recommended.

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        20.07.2012 21:29
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        I use a variety of different deodorants - some of them sprays and some of them roll on's. I use my dear other half's too sometimes, and she doesn't seem to mind. I have been using the Mitchum spray deodorant for men for years but thought I might try the roll on sort as it was on a reduced offer at the supermarket.

        This cost me only £1.99 as opposed to the standard £2.89 and the small green plastic bottle contains 100g of deodorant. I have used this particular deodorant now a few times and I find that it works fairly effectively at keeping me odour and perspiration free. I find it is a hard working deodorant and great value for money.

        My only (small) gripe is the fact that too much of the deodorant seems to come out at once. I think there is possibly something wrong with the bottle I have and I would be willing to try another to see if it is just my faulty bottle, but under my arms seem to take a very long time to dry. I know it's the case that it probably takes longer for bloke's underarms to dry than it does women, as we are covered in hair under there. Nevertheless, I do feel slightly damp, shall we say, for quite a considerable time period after I have applied this and it does not always feel very comfortable dressing immediately after applying this deodorant.

        It is fragrance free though, which I like, meaning that it never clashes with my aftershave or Lynx body sprays. I use the fragrance free spray in this brand, and although it is SUPPOSED to be without fragrance, I can definitely detect a smell. This is not the case with this roll on though. There is no smell at all that I am able to detect.

        I like the manly looking bottle and it doesn't look too feminine, though my dear other half admits to having used it a few times and she likes it too.

        I really cannot fault this deodorant at all. It works very well and fits neatly into my rucksack to take to work so I can shower after my bike ride.

        Great stuff.

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        19.07.2012 22:32
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        I have been buying of late a couple of boxes of Mars Tunes and the particular flavour I like are their blackcurrant flavour. I get these for 49p from my Tesco Extra store. The box is relatively small, at 37g. I like the packaging of these menthol lozenges, as they are not like the Tunes of old and in a packet and square shaped. These are in a cardboard box with a little lid that flips up and over. The only comparison I can make is the small boxes of Poppets that my little lad loves to eat on a regular basis.

        I like to eat these, (or suck on these) if and when my throat is sore, as it has been lately. I talk quite a bit at work and I am on the phone a lot and my throat can get dry and sore and this is when I find these little sweets helps me a lot.

        They are not square shaped, as I say, like the traditional Tune - they are an oval in shape with a small dent in the centre. They are deep purple in colour and the idea is to suck gently until the whole lozenge has melted away in your mouth.

        I inevitably chew before I get to the end (much like a do a Rowntree's Fruit Pastille) but if I do manage to suck right down, I am rewarded with the gooey interior, which gives me a pure blackcurrant hit right at the back of the throat. This is what soothes my soreness mostly and it is very soothing indeed and makes my throat feel a whole lot better.

        I am sure these lozenges have not been about for too long, unless I have just not spotted them in the shops. They work really well and I also like the fact that the menthol taste in them is not too strong, either, as some throat lozenges can be. I suck these on and off all day long if my throat is particular bad. They are sugar free so for me this is great as I am still trying to lose weight.

        Overall, I have nothing really negative to say about these great little lozenges. They do a grand job, there are plenty in the box and they are a good price to boot.

        Great stuff.

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        • Anusol Suppositories / Medicine / 25 Readings / 23 Ratings
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          19.07.2012 18:36
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          As I have said in a previous review, I have suffered from the pain, the embarrassment and the indignity of piles all of my adult life. I have tried, and continue to try, various ways to help easy the symptoms, but it seems I am just one of those people who is destined to suffer no matter what I try. I have to use a suppository when I get the piles internally because these are the really bad ones where the pain is so intense it makes me want to scream and I need to itch so badly you just couldn't possibly imagine it unless you have suffered from this condition this yourself.

          I have tried various suppository type treatments over many years but the most recent ones I have been using are the Anusol ones - I pay £2.99 for these from the local supermarket at the dispensary counter. These suppositories come packed up all hygienically and you just split the pack to reveal a small white bullet shaped tablet. The bullet contains antiseptic and once this gets to work internally then I find the relief is often immediate. I have tried to insert these in the toilet at work but have found it impossible as the cubicles are so small and I need to squat down in order to ensure the tablet is firmly in place inside my anus.

          Inserting the suppository is easy, at least it is now, when I first started to use them I was finding they were popping straight back out into my underpants. I use an applicator to ensure perfect placement. I squat on the toilet floor after emptying my bowel and ensuring I am very clean and washing my hands and finger nails. I then hold my wife's small make up mirror with my left hand and place this underneath my anus so I can see properly and place the applicator with the suppository with my right hand to the entrance of the anus opening. All you need to do is insert very gently and I personally find that the muscle sphincter of the anus will itself ingest the suppository and take it up to where it needs to go. If you look very carefully, you can actually see the rim of the anus contracting as it gently takes up the suppository.

          Once inserted I find I cannot feel anything at all. I certainly do not feel like I have anything untoward up there and I go about my business as usual. The relief is absolutely immediate though. The pain subsides along with the intense itching within approximately ten minutes of insertion.

          The only problem for me personally is breaking wind and if this is too forceful you can often find that it will 'blow' the suppository out of the anus and you have to start again. That is why it is very important that you have expelled all gas and air from the bowel prior to insertion of the suppository.

          I would definitely recommend these brilliant Anusol suppositories every time. I think for the pain that comes with the piles, you get to the stage where you are willing to try anything to relive the hideous symptoms and after speaking to colleagues at work, it is surprising just how common this problem actually is.

          Highly recommended.

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            19.07.2012 17:07
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            I love Lynx stuff - I have my favourites but I love to try out the different smells. My dear other half bought me some Lynx Excite deodorant. It comes in a manly looking bold can and doesn't look at all girly or feminine. I do have a personal hygiene problem, and I take medication to try to help reduce the excessive perspiration but it doesn't work and I need to use a really good strong deodorant. I do use a Mitchum unperformed 48 hour one, but over the top I spray this Lynx Excite one and because the Mitchum one isn't perfumed, then there are no clashes. This is just during the week, but at weekends (especially on an evening, after my shower) I like to use the Lynx one on its own.

            I thinking this is a very grown up scent and aimed at 'real men' rather than teenage lads. It is a woody musky heavy scent and my dear other half says she loves it. I pay £2.75 for my can but it lasts me for ages and the smell hangs around for hours after I have sprayed it under my pits. I can smell it the next day on my shirt as it still clings to the material.

            It doesn't leave any white marks on my darker clothes, which is brilliant as far as I am concerned. The smell seems to cling to my body and suits my skin. It never gives me a rash or an itch and I do have a sensitive skin. It works well and I find it basically will keep me perspiration free and smelling fresh throughout the entire day.

            I also like to use this as a kind of body spray and if I am going out straight after work I will spray it all over my shirt and trousers and down my chest, just to make the smell stays around for a bit longer. I also have this smell in the shower gel and when I use the two products together it has a double whammy effect.

            I have been complimented a few times at work about how nice I smell - even from the women, so it must be good stuff! I will keep on using this because it isn't expensive, it works a treat and it makes me smell great.

            Recommended.

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            • Preparation H Ointment / Medicine / 27 Readings / 25 Ratings
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              19.07.2012 13:38
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              I have sufffred from painful piles all of my life and sometimes they are worse than at other times. I have tried various remedies, ranging from over the counter preparations to homeopathic remedies and they all work to a degree, but the dratted piles seem to reappear again and again.

              One of things I have tried in the past and still keep going back to every now and again is Preparation H. I buy this from Boots and pay £6.20 for a 50g tube. The tube is fairly distinctive looking and comes inisde a yellow long cardboard box. My dear other half also suffers from the same problem and she also uses this product. Like me, she has some relief from regualar use but her piles also reappear. They were worse after the bitrh of our little lad.

              The ingredients of this medicine are:

              Hamamelis Virginiana Distillate, Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Hydroxethylcellulose, Sodiu, Citrate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Citric Acid.

              This cream is a clear gel like substance and I keep mine in the fridge door to make it good and cold so that when I apply it liberally to my bottom, I can feel it is nice and cold and this helps me to feel relief just that little bit quicker.

              The prodct is easy to use. I opne my bowels every morning after my breakfast and again after supper at about 9pm every night. I occasionally open my bowels whilst at work though I never feel entirely comfortable doing this. I am very regualar. I feel like the piles are at their worst and pop out after I have had a bowel movement and this is when I tend to use the Preparation H for the best effect and almost immediate relief from pain and itchiniess and soreness and redness. Having bad piles is no laughing matter and can be a painful business.

              I simly make sure I am clean after the bowel movement. I squat down on the bathroom floor and squeeze a very small amount of the gel onto my index finger and gently apply to the anus and also around the area as it is sore for about two inches around the bum hole when the piles are at their worst. Often when I do this the piles are actually hanging down and I am able to feel them. I have been advised from my GP that it is perfectly safe to push the bunch of piles back up into the anus whilst applying the Preparation H on the offending little blightters. This works, though often when I stand back up again and have pulled up my trousers, I can feel that the piles have once again popped out.

              I scratch so much with the piles that my skin becomes sore and inflamed but this gel helps to hydrate the area where I have scratched it dry and adds moisture. It feels very soothing upon application and it reduces the need to itch - until I need to open my bowels again and then I find that the problem comes back. It is a cooling gel however, and it does give some relief for about an hour or so after application. The GP has told me that it works to reduce the inflammation and the size of the actual piles and I feel that it does this effectively though I feel I might also need something a little bit stronger.

              Overall, it is a decent enough product which I am happy to continue using. It has been scientifically proven to work, apparently and it does help the anal itch for a short period of time.

              Recomemnded.

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              I have suffered from hayfever all of my life and during the summer months it is at its worst. The doctor reckons it is connected to my eczema and now the little lad seems to be going the same way as he is starting to wheeze and his eyes are watering when the pollen count is high. I buy Boots own brand Hayfever and Allergy Tablets and these were recommended to me by a colleague in the office at work, as she also suffers as much as I do.

              There are non drowsy ones and not non-drowsy - take your pick. These ones I buy are NOT the non-drowsy ones and for this reason I like to take them either before I go to bed or when I get back from work. I find that if I am sitting outside in my garden after work on an evening and the neighbour started to cut his grass, then this starts my hayfever off bad.

              The tablets come in packs of fourteen and they cost me £4.50. You can also buy these in the larger packs and this makes them slightly more cost effective. They are tiny so if you have problems in swallowing tablets I promise you that you probably won't even need to take these with water. I don't - I just put it at the back of my throat and down it goes. One a day is all you need.

              I would say that although nothing seems to totally get rid of my annoying sneezing and runny eyes, not to mention the constant itching, these tablets have certainly helped me to be able to mange my symptoms a lot better than before I started to take them.

              If I do ever take one on a morning, if I have missed night time's dosage, then I do feel slightly groggy for a few hours after taking one, so it really is far better if you try to take them at night. I have recommended them to other people as I do think these probably work just as well, if not better than the branded hayfever and allergy tablets.

              They work well and fast and come highly recommended.

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            • Cetraben Emollient Cream / Medicine / 22 Readings / 22 Ratings
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              18.07.2012 18:49
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              We were originally introduced to Cetraben Cream when we had a referral to the dermatology department at our local hospital for our little lad. He suffers from eczema but when he was being bullied at school and his stress levels increased, he became much worse. All the itching and scratching became a lot worse and he ended up with impetigo. The dermatologist prescribed tubs and tubs of Cetraben Emollient Cream to see if it did him any good, whilst the clinic carried out a huge range of 'allergy tests' to the skin all over the poor little mite's back.

              We did not buy this cream from a pharmacy as it was given to us on prescription for the little lad and obviously this came free, as he was only six at the time. He was scratching very badly so the doctor also gave him a course of strong steroids and antibiotics to help clear up the infection fro his impetigo. The impetigo cleared up quickly but I do not think that the Cetraben worked at all on relieving his itching and scratching symptoms. We went back to the clinic many times to be told that we needed to slather it on thicker. We had to use this thick white cream four to six times per day and he was covered from head to toe.

              The cream was incredibly thick and had a very slight odour to it. I was told it contained liquid paraffin though I could hardly detect any smell. It sat on top of the skin and didn't soak in or absorb at all. The back of his knees, his elbows and his face and neck were the worst affected, but then it started to go onto his scalp and we hand to purchase special shampoo for his head.

              He hated the cream and I used to think w ere torturing him and he pleaded with us not to use it. It was greasy and thick and he still itched and scratched no matter how diligent we were at applying it. Eventually the eczema cleared up of its own accord but I do not attribute this to the Cetraben at all. We still get the occasion tub on prescription for him now and I use it myself on my own poor skin. I also suffer from eczema though I actually find this cream works far better on me than it ever did on my little lad. It still feels greasy and thick but I find that it I apply it before bed and after a bath or shower then it doesn't feel so bad.

              On the odd occasion we will still apply it to his shoulders when his eczema returns and now it seems to work better than it did when his condition was at its worst.

              I am afraid I can only give this cream 2 stars as a parent I actually saw that it did no good to our lad at all when his eczema and itching skin was at its worst and as this seems to be what this cream is aimed at helping, then I think it is very poor indeed.

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              • Lakeland Wellies / Shoes / 22 Readings / 21 Ratings
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                18.07.2012 12:51
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                Until I got my Lakeland wellies I was using some from Matalan but they weren't as good. When I walk the dog I need to use wellies, especially as we walk him near to water and across the fields which are always wet - much more so since we have been having all of this bad wet weather.

                We have a very large Lakeland store which hasn't been open for that long near to where we live. There was an offer on for 20% off 'selected items' to encourage new customers into their store and this is when I spied these great green wellies and made use of the money off. The wellies were originally retailing at twenty quid, which I personally thought was too much, but my dear other half kept on going on abut the great quality of Lakeland stuff and so I bought them - without even trying them on, I have to say. Once I got home though and tried them, they were the perfect fit. I bought them one size larger than my shoe size as I always like to wear thick socks underneath wellies for maximum comfort. They only seemed to have them in the really larger sizes though so if I had had a smaller foot I don't think I'd have managed to get any to fit me. The woman in the shop said they were 'old stock' they'd brought across from another larger store and they were trying to get shot of them! Charming!

                They are a deep green in colour and suitable for both men and women, I would think. They are nice and wide at the top which is what I need as I have extra large calf muscles and I like to wear socks that go all the way up to the knee when I wear wellies. They have a small buckle on the side. One of the buckles (the right one) has now come loose but I'm not too bothered about that.

                What I like abut these particular wellies is that they have a really good deep sole and a smashing thick grooved tread on them which means that if I am out tredding in mud I am not going to fall over. I have also worn them when we had all that snow and again I think they were brilliant as the deep tread prevented me from falling on my backside.

                They are simple and easy to keep clean and I just rinse them down in the back garden underneath the tap.

                Great wellies and highly recommended.

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                I'm pleased to see that you can still buy the Clairol Herbal essence shampoos in their old original style bottles nowadays, and not those wonky looking bottles that look like they are going to topple over unless you stand them up against something. I like the one I get in the Normal Shampoo range in the 'normal' looking bottle. I paid £1.59 for this the last time we did out shop in Tesco's and it's a see through bottle made of plastic so I can see exactly what is inside.

                I like this shampoo because it contains chamomile and it makes everyone's hair in our family feel really nice and soft and fresh and clean. This is a good family shampoo, in my opinion and we all use it from time to time in our house.

                I always think this shampoo reminds me of watered down Vosene Shampoo. It is an off brown colour and quite thick in its consistency. It lathers really well on my head and of course, like all shampoos, I use in the shower, I use it all over my body and beard. It rinses off well afterwards and leaves my hair feeling soft and clean and very fresh.

                The smell is not too feminine or flowery and it is good for men or women. I like the dark colour actually, as I feel it adds to the 'masculine feel' of the shampoo and it doesn't look like it is aimed to much at women.

                I feel that after I have washed my hair in this great shampoo that my hair feels in better condition and my beard certainly lies straighter and doesn't look so out of control as it usually does. One bottle lasts us for ages as you don't have to use too much to get brilliant results.

                Overall, I really cannot fault this smashing shampoo. It's cheap and gives brilliant results every time.

                Great stuff.

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