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      19.07.2010 18:23
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      A decent blonde helper!

      I have been using this product for a number of months now, having faith in the John Frieda collection of professional hair care I knew my money was going to be invested wisely in this lovely product!!

      Where From?
      This product as well as others in the range can be found in supermarkets and chemists. Mine was bought from Tesco, it can be found on special offer quite frequently which is excellent seeing as it is normally £4.50 - £5.00 ish. It comes in a mustard yellow shaped plastic tub with a screw top lid and contains 150ml of product inside.

      What Does It Do?
      On the packaging, its claims: nourishes and strengthens, restores dry damaged blonde to silky and manageable. Intensive formula with tri level protein complex bonds to the hair, repairing surface texture. Hair regains elasticity and shimmers with a high gloss finish.

      Usage.
      The thick creamy white conditioner is easy to access from the tub, not so easy if you are in a shower it has to be said, and is slightly fumbly when you've got nowhere to put it with wet hands - but it is quite easily opened and screwed shut again.

      The directions according to the product itself - Use weekly for intensive conditioning. Apply treatment, comb through and leave for 15 minutes for optimal conditioning. For everyday conditioning - smooth treatment through hair concentraiting on dry and damaged areas. Leave for 3-5 minutes.

      I don't get time to wait 15 minutes so usually use it for the 3-5 minute option. I use about the same size as 2 50p pieces as I have long hair. It goes on very smoothly and smells sort of lemony, it smells like..I don't know, like you'd expect products for blonde hair to smell like, light and fruity. It smells like the other sheer blonde stuff in the range. It feels quite light and not too gloopy, and is not sticky or anything.

      It has to be rinsed off quite well as with all conditioners you don't want to leave any residue. When you are rinsing it off it's like your hair is like spun silk so you feel like it's actually done something, it feels soft and smooth whilst rinsing it off. After a few minutes off rinsing you're good to go.

      It leaves a slight fragrance to your hair, not too strong just a nice gentle waft. Once hair is dry it appears things like split ends etc have gone, it smoothes down the hair shafts to keep them all nice and neat, and gives a slight gleam to the hair. It definitely helps to keep hair in check and helps with that over processed feeling you get if you are a coloured blonde. Personally my hair feels slightly dry still but after years of bleach there's only so much one product can do and this certainly goes a long way in helping it. Not just for special occasion,s try it and see what it does for you!!

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      19.07.2010 17:41
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      Well worth trying

      Having moved house last year, I found myself rejoicing in the fact it has laminate flooring and a tiled kitchen and conservatory. Tesco anti bacterial floor wipes help to keep the floors in my home clean fresh and very sparkling indeed!!

      These are located in the cleaning aisle at Tesco as you might expect, the packaging sticks out being a big blue plastic packet. They are priced at a pound or thereabouts and have 15 large wipes in one packet.

      They are sealed by a resealable flap on the front of the packet which helps stop them from drying out, just take one large wipe out and reseal the plastic front back down again. The wipes are about 30cm by 20cm as a rough guess. This means that one wipe is usually more than enough to clean a floor providing it is not too big.

      You can use these wipes either by hand or by placing one on the floor of where you are going to clean and using a mop or something similiar to that, thus saving you having to scrub on your hands and knees.

      They smell quite strong upon opening the packet, the fragrance is predominantly lemony fresh. Once you start using them you'll find any spills or stains will come off rather easily, anything of a sticky nature will require a bit of elbow grease but on the whole a lot of effort definitely is not required to get rid of most common stains like spilt drinks etc, 2 or 3 wipes and it is gone leaving behind a clean spot!

      The smell is lovely and fresh and it feels like you have had a really deep clean, it's very pleasant and reassures you that the floor is as clean as it can be, with these wipes you can rest assured you can get your floor done in a flash! Excellent product.

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    • Valued Opinions / Internet Site / 57 Readings / 52 Ratings
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      Valued Opinions is a survey site which rewards you for filling out surveys online.

      To sign up is easy, provide some log in details and you have to do some mini surveys in order to provide some information about yourself I guess so you can get profiled and selected for certain surveys.

      You will then be emailed your log in details and when a suitable survey appears you will be emailed a link to it, the emails sent are very good, informing you of rough time taken to complete, subject matter and also the reward paid for completing the survey. It is paid out in pounds and pence which makes it a lot clearer than sites offering pounts and the like.

      Clicking upon the email links take you to the relevant survey where you answer usually questions on demographic, age etc, then it gets onto the subject matter.

      If you are screened out it takes you to another survey or sees if you are suitable for others by asking a short list of questions to you so it is not as bad as just being screened out if you get a second chance for another survey!!

      Surveys are paid between £0.75 and £2 on average and are well worth doing. Each will take between 5 and 20 minutes depending on how fast you work, but ensure you give time to be clear and concise or else it may pick up that you are not giving care and attention to your answers so don't rush and just enjoy it!!!

      After completing the survey it takes you to a page where they ask your opinion on the survey you just took.

      Rewards can take up to 28 days to show through on your account but is usually much less, and once you hit a tenner then you can order your prize, I had a Tesco gift card last time which came rather quickly and is a lovely little bonus for doing these surveys.

      It mounts up rather well, often getting at least one invite a day, sometimes 2 or 3 in a day, although you get the occasional screen out overall on the whole I have been pleased with the website and the rewards offered are plentiful, with a good choice of gift cards to select from.

      It is definitely one of the better survey sites and well worth signing yourself up to!

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      • globaltestmarket.com / Internet Site / 37 Readings / 37 Ratings
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        10.03.2010 20:41
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        Urgh, Global Test Market.

        I have just attempted 5 surveys, using about half an hours of my time and have been screened out of every single one after giving them a very large amount of information without reward.

        Global Test Market is an online survey site which gives rewards called Market Points which you collect and redeem for something, I wouldn't know what haven't got that far yet, I cannot be bothered doing any more surveys I am totally sick of this website now!!!

        You sign up to the website and you receive an email to let you know when a new survey is available for you to take and what the 'reward' is for it. You click on the link and it takes you straight to the survey or a survey loading page, where you answer some general questions about yourself then it goes onto its main subject, if you haven't been kicked off because you are supposedly ineligible to take the survey.

        This can happen sometimes 10 minutes into filling out loads of pages of personal information and sometimes will take you to another survey available to you or will just give you one prize draw entry.

        You have to collect a 1000 market points in order to do anything with them, currently I am on 365 but at the end of my tether with the site and am not really prepared to do anymore. You will see your points balance upon logging on to the website.

        Most surveys are for 'sweepstakes entry' or 20-40 market points and are all very long surveys. Far longer than some of the other survey websites have to offer, and because you have to get to 1000 points you are looking at 45 ish surveyd which you will be lucky to qualify for, and it will probably take about 2 years to acheive given the amount of surveys that reject you - I wouldn't mind but am sick of spending ages doing one then it screen you out, it's a load of rubbish.

        Valued opinions and lightspeed are far superior, pay out a lot more and are far more reliable with much better surveys to be had.

        I really wouldn't bother with this one, looks like other people have had more luck than I have so maybe it is not all bad but not one for me whatsoever, a big thumbs down!!

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        • topcashback.co.uk / Internet Site / 30 Readings / 30 Ratings
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          10.03.2010 20:17
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          Top marks!

          Www.topcashback.co.uk is a great way to earn extra money whilst going about your normal online spending routine.

          Cashback sites give you money back off your online purchases, or give you a bonus for signing up to a particular deal.

          For instance I signed up to Virgin Media broadband last year as they were offering £140 cashback when you took out a package with them through topcashback, On a 12 month contract at £15 a month it was a ridiculously good deal andI was over the moon at receiving it in my balance.

          To sign up is very easy and completely free. There is no fee whatsoever for using the website unlike other sites such as Quidco which charge £5 a year off your earnings which I know isn't a lot but it's better for free I think!!

          It has a list of merchants that you can earn cashback from and it includes many many popular and well known sites that you would use anyway so to get cashback on purchases is brilliant.

          The cashback goes through several stages, firstly pending, then confirmed by retailer, then payable, and finally payment claimed. It can take several months in order for cashback to become payable, I waited over 3 months to receive my virgin media cashback but other sites take significantly less than that. All cashback 'tracks' very quickly giving you peace of mind that the cashback has worked, apparently it works by placing a 'cookie' on your computer so I tend not to clear mine after making a purchase through this site.

          Once your balance is at a certain level you can withdraw the money by BACS or by receiving a cheque and it does not take long to recieve your money.

          I see these websites as 'nice if you get it', as I personally have not had any problems with it but I have heard people not receiving cashback etc, so I do not rely on getting it but if I do receive it then it is a lovely bonus after a couple of months, especially the £140 I last received, it was such a massive help.

          The website is bright, clear and concise, simple to navigate and easy to search to see if your required retailer offers cashback on online purchases.

          I can't believe more people don't use these kind of websites and I thoroughly recommend this one. It's fab!!

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            28.02.2010 18:02
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            I have one of these in my pink kitchen with an accompanying shade and tray and it is by far one of the nicest Yankee Candles I have ever used or had a sniff of!!!

            It is a retired scent so I am trying to make it last as long as I possibly can - however it is available from such online retailers as eBay, that is probably the best place to get it from, not seen it for sale anywhere else for ages. It is a real shame because this particular fragrance is fantastic!!

            As all Yankee candles it came in several different sizes, including sampler sizes, tart for oil burners, and then the iconic housewarmer candles in the thick jars with sealed lids, mine is a small housewarmer one.

            The pink colour is just perfect, a very lovely rose pink. The scent is that of juicy cherries and sparkling lemons and is simply luscious, does not sound a very special combination but it really is, girly but not sickly or too sweet, a great all round scent that I think everyone would love.

            The burning of these candles is absolutely second to none, no other candle brand can compare for burnability, if that is even a word, the long wick catches light very easily and the candle slow burns all the way around, unlike the tunneling effect you get on cheap candles whereby it doesn't use all the wax to the outer edges well Yankee ones certainly do making them even better value for money as there is little to no wastage, and the wick doesn't get too hard and break off when not in use.

            It stays fresh because of the thick glass lid which seals in the fragrance, and I have had my candle a couple of years because it looks so lovey I hate to burn it!

            The scent really does fill a lot of house space and is noticeable for ages around it, leaving the house scented and fresh, it does not take long to get the scent going, after 5 or 10 minutes it gets a lot more potent.

            Yankee Candles are an expensive brand but represent value for money with the wax being burnt up properly and the amount of fragrance they give off, they make a wonderful present for yourself or someone else and I just think they are fab!! hope they bring this scent back. Full marks.

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            • Deal or No Deal / TV Programme / 44 Readings / 41 Ratings
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              No, no, no!!!

              Here is a description of what the show is about at http://www.dealornodeal.co.uk/show/history/

              Every show sees one lucky contestant sit at the pound table in a battle of nerves, courage, risk and reward against the mysterious Banker. Faced with 22 identical sealed boxes ranging from 1p to £250,000, the player carefully picks their way through the rounds hoping to avoid the 'Power Five' (£35,000, £50,000, £75,000, £100,000, £250,000). Each box chosen is pivotal. No one knows what is in the boxes and each game varies wildly. Deal Or No Deal celebrates the individuality of each and every contestant; hence every player has a different game. There is no way of knowing whether or not the player has made the best deal until the final two boxes have been opened. Players must rely on instinct, gut feeling and luck to get them through the game.

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              Noel=
              Well, this show is hosted by the fortunately inimitable Noel Edmonds. Facts!! Noel wears a crazy coloured shirt most days. I also think he looks like a lion. Look at him next time, you will see what I mean. My mate thinks this also. He also is bloody annoying.

              Every other line out of his mouth is some cheesy line. Who is going to be a Banker spanker? Good afternoon 'East Wing', good afternoon 'West Wing', good afternoon 'Pilgrims' (the studio audience), are you ready for the question, he just goes on and on with his pure cheese. Also he makes stupid voices and noises, he puts on false accents very very often for some reason. Please Noel stop doing these voices.

              The Banker =
              The banker makes the offers every 3 boxes that are opened and the value of the offer depends on what is left on the board of course. The phone rings, Noel answers it, and expects us to believe a person is talking to him on the other end of the phone line, and it is getting rather tiresome the 'banter' between Noel, the fake banker and the contestants. Who gives a toss what the banker says, why do they not let Noel decide the offer, cut out the middle man if he/she/it really even exists.

              Contestants=

              They often have some sort of systematic box opening plan in place for, well, opening the boxes. What would yours be? I think mine would be birthday numbers. They quite often have good luck charms with them such as photographs or teddy bears, I am glad I've not seen a rabbits foot yet.

              Quite how, when faced with winning either 10p or £20000, people choose to not take the bankers deal, is beyond me. I could not bring myself to potentially throw away 20 plus grand, yet often people will be faced with these decisions, rather them than me I think!!

              Deal or no deal or DOND as it is affectionately known has become very stale, at first it was a little exciting but now I find pure annoyance and a cheesy programme. It is very frustrating to watch, but if you want to try it, it is shown on Channel 4daytime/afternoon televison and always repeated on E4.

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              • 50 First Dates (DVD) / DVD / 32 Readings / 28 Ratings
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                Ahhh, I do love this film. I am a fan of Adam Sandler and I last saw this film on valentines day of this year, and I loved it all over again!!! It was first released to us in 2004 and is currently available on DVD and BluRay.

                Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a guy who works on an Hawaiian island as a vet in a waterpark, and generally flirts and sees any attractive holidaymaker he lays his eyes on due to his lack of being able to show commitment. He meets Lucy (Drew Barrymore) in the local cafe and falls head over heels in love with her, but Lucy has a memory problem from a car accident a year prior to when the film was set and loses all memory every day, leading Henry to have to make her fall in love with him every single day, and him finding different ways in order to do this, he ends up making a tape for her to watch every morning in order to remind her who she is and her life so far. Her brother, Doug, played by Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings and Lucy's father, Marlin, played by Blake Clark, create a humorous family life. In addition to supplying Lucy with a new copy of the same Sunday paper everyday, Doug and Marlin wash the same pink t shirt and linen trousers for Lucy to wear, re-play a football video and celebrate Marlin's birthday every evening recreating the day of the accident that caused Lucy's brain injuries.

                Other people to make appearances are Dan Ackroyd who has a small cameo appearance and also Rob Schneider who playes Roths best friend in the film.

                Adam Sandler here feels like, well, a slightly watered down version of what I am used to seeing him in, with a lot less shouting and madcap behaviour it is almost toned down! He is way less manic than in such films such as Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy and actually uses his own voice which is a nice change!!

                Him and Barrymore make a fab and very believeable onscreen couple , as they did in the Wedding Singer before.

                With these pair being the 2 main characters, the other people sometimes fall to the wayside, and it is quite unbelievable that the people who know Lucy such as the owners of the beach bar where they met, do not help in Lucys recovery as well, instead leaving the job to Henry, a stranger to her every morning!!

                There is a bit of a twist three quarters of the way through where you think that the relationship isn't going to work and you see Henry parting ways with Lucy as she unceromoniosly dumps him, he is about to ride off on his yacht towards the sun, when Lucys father drops off a package for him, Henry sees this as a sign and goes and finds her, she does not really know who he is but she leads him into a room full of paintings....of him!! I cannot really describe it properly but it is lovely and a moving part of the film!!!

                Great film to watch in with the girls, lighthearted viewing but witha moving storyline, I love it!!

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                • Always On - Gameface / Music Album / 32 Readings / 32 Ratings
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                  Great addition to your collection!

                  I was surprised to not be able to find anything by Gameface in the Dooyoo catalogue, so here is my small contribution!!

                  Under the talented wingspan of Jeff Caudill (aka Jeff Gameface), Gameface has been actively playing and touring out of Orange County, CA, since the early '90s. Caudill's talent spreads beyond the vocals and guitars that lead the band and the lyrics he writes for Gameface into providing the cover designs, photography, graphics, layout, and artwork for dozens of other bands.

                  Gameface, having been around for quite some time now, has chosen to stay with sounds that work for them, rather than trying to copy the latest combinations out. Yet it has managed to combine some of the best elements of emo, pop, hardcore, and punk. Their catchy melodies sit in well with a heartfelt, honest rock mood that retains the wild and friendly indie sound. (Taken from http://new.music.yahoo.com/gameface/biography/).

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                  Ten years on this record is absolutely bl*ody fantastic. They really have set the bar for any subsequent band that emerged out of the late nineties hardcore scene, and it still sounds unbelievably fresh. It is even better now than when I bought it probably 8 years ago or so.

                  Always On is a full on pop punk/rock number with well written and heartfelt lyrics and vocals which has catchy, poppy hooks, but retains credibility, and hardly manyone has ever heard about Gameface, fans of posthardcore, emo, indie and many other genres will definitely appreciate this album.

                  Highlights for me include the amazing Warmest Heart Attack which is absolutely awesome catchy as hell pop punk, more siding on punk, and is by far the BESTTTTT ever 'love song' ever created. The lyrics sheet is surprisingly simple = "And it doesn't seem stop, the knowledge that you drop, you always say it like it is and I think that's hot, I can't keep up with you, maybe I should go back to school, I think I've been outsmarted, I think that I'm retarded for you" reads very cheesily but it is such a warm hearted song with powerful guitar riffs and the catchiest ever hooks, and Jeffs unique voice make it anything but cheesy, and is a massively feel good song which is probably the least serious song on the album.

                  There are a couple of less interesting slowy type songs on the album but the majority of the songs are just rocking and Jeffs vocals are completely unimitable, getting by without any hardcore style screaming, they are crystal clear and unmistakenly American, being slightly nasal at times but not enough so it ever becomes annoying.

                  The songwriting feels mature, by this point they had been together for several years and were really coming into their own with this record. It is listenable all the way through without any annoying token 'experimental numbers' if you get what I mean, although some of the slower tracks are not as good as the full on, energised rock of the majority of the CD.

                  In summary a really, really, really excellent record for fans of music full stop, and espeically anyone interested in post hardcore, emo, indie, pop punk, punk etc etc.

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                  Onelinedrawing is a solo project by Jonah Matranga, from Portland Oregon, ex vocalist for post hardcore band Far until they disbanded in 1999. 2 albums were put out under the Onelinedrawing name, Visitors in 2002 and then The Volunteers in 2004.

                  It sees Jonah writing and producing the whole album by himself, playing guitar, piano, using a laptop and of course the vocals. It was released on the record label Jade Tree, who currently have signed Alkaline Trio, Avail, Hot Water Music, J Church, Kill Your Idols, Pedro The Lion, Paint It Black and Strike Anywhere to name but a few.

                  I cannot really describe the music, it is slightly emo, folk, with confessional, diary style lyrics and vocals.

                  It comes in a cardboard style flip over rather than a jewel case, with a gorgeous lyrics sheet neatly tucked away in the front of the inside.

                  For old time fans of his, you will notice that this album feels far more 'produced' and a lot more polished than previous incarnations. It steadily trundles along, and I can see why people miss Far so much when compared to the new experimental type of sounds that feature on some of this newer work.

                  Highlights include the mega Over It, the first proper track on the album, and one of the songs which feels like it has much more punch and mosre structure. The guitar is simply but beautifully played and this one has a beat and rhythm, and I wish the whole album was more in this electric guitar format rather than the plinky plonk acoustic which is so heavily featured. This song just feels pure and towards the end has guest vocals from Jonahs family!! Jonahs vocals take a little getting used to and are quite gentle but can turn the volume up where needs be. It is a simple song in a simple format and is pure joy to listen to.

                  A Ghost is the next highlight, a delightful sound of acoustic guitars, electro sounds and drum machines gently pulsating beneath Jonahs gentle vocals. A very moving song and one that draws you in and particularly shows Jonahs vocal capabilities.

                  We Had a Deal is definitely the rockiest sounding track with loud electric guitars, extremely catchy, and like Over It, I wish the whole album could have been in this format. A gorgeous pop rock song.

                  I quite like Oh Boy, apart from the fact the lyrics can sometimes be cringeworthy musically it is very catchy. The songwriting is not the best on this one though.

                  I find the other tracks on the album completely skippable and fade into the background, and very disappointing. Unfortunately there are 3 or 4 listenable and enjoyable songs on this album, the rest are just plinky plonky, with confessional and heartfelt lyrics maybe, but just does not do it for me overall. There is little point buying the whole album, but well worth getting a few MP3's to get a taste of what it is like first.

                  In summary, I bought it years ago, and it now no longer really appeals to me now as it did then, I give it 5/6 out of 10.

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                • Lush Demon In The Dark Soap / Soaps / 34 Readings / 34 Ratings
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                  I simply love Lush soaps. They are made using a pioneering palm oil free base because its use is very bad for the environment, are naturally antibacterial, preservative free, and come naked unless you choose to have them wrapped!!!

                  Lush is a great company whose ethical and fresh products are absolutely divine and easy to get addicted to.

                  So Demon In The Dark is a soap. But not as we know it. This is no ordinary toilet/hand soap, this is a beautiful, green mysterious little number containing all the things that most soaps do not, and lovely natural oils.

                  It costs £2.85 for 100g and will be found in your Lush shop in huge handmade discs with pieces cut off, who knows what your piece will look like?!

                  The ingredients of this soap are as follows -
                  Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil; Sunflower Oil; Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Helianthus annuus; Cocos nucifera), Organic Apple Juice (Pyrus malus), Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearate, Mint (Mentha piperita), Spearmint Oil (Mentha spicata), Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Sodium Chloride, *Eugenol, *Limonene, Perfume, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 42045}
                  *Occurs naturally in essential oils

                  Coconut oil smells wonderful and is highly moisturising on the skin, clove bud oil is warming and spicy smelling, and a natural cleaner, being antibacterial/antimicrobial. Glycerine is very moisturising and is actually a by product of the whole process, however Lush tip it back in because of the moisturising properties.

                  The soap is a very dark green and slightly blue in colour, and has a layer of black wax on it which can just be simply cut off with a knife.

                  To describe the smell it is everything you could want in a soap, zingy, spicy but not strong, and so fresh!! The spicy mint fragrance is lovely and the addition of coconut and gardenia oils add depth and interest to the fragrance.

                  As you would expect, it really is cleansing and toning and will get you really squeaky clean, it is a fabulous soap and cleans very well without stripping natural skin oils, and no dryness or tightness whatsoever.

                  To keep it at its best, do not allow it to soak in water too long or leave it wet as it will go a little sloppy, but if stored correctly then it will stay wonderful - I tend to keep mine in the thin waxy paper it comes in which keeps it clean and dry.

                  A lovely fragrant soap which cleans cleans cleans!!!

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                • Lush Pied de Pepper / Skin Care / 30 Readings / 27 Ratings
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                  I used to use this cream a while back and have rediscovered it in the form of a small sample size in 9 products for £12.50 deal Lush are running at the moment.

                  Lush are a wonderful company who have absolutely nothing to do with animal testing, nor do their suppliers, use fair trade products, use as few chemicals and as little packaging as possible on their wonderfully lovely and fragrant fresh handmade cosmetics.

                  Now, Pied de Pepper is a foot cream from Lush which is sold in a black screw lidded plastic tub of 100g for £6.55 currently.

                  The aim of this cream is to refresh tired feet leaving them fresh smelling and ache free.

                  The ingredients are =

                  Vanilla Pod Decoction (Vanilla planifolia), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Triethanolamine, Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ginger Oil (Zingiber officinale), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Eugenol, *Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben}
                  *Occurs naturally in essential

                  The essential oils will tone and deodorise, and it contaions highly moisturising beautiful cocoa butter for lovely soft feeties!!

                  In appearance, the cream looks maybe rather like a tinted moisturiser and it also has the same consistency, not runny but not as thick as say lemony flutter, handy gurugu etc etc.

                  It is solid enough to not get everywhere however when you have opened it up, the pots are also easy to open as well.

                  The smell of this product is extremely warming in itself, and cinnamon, ginger and cloves are wonderful smelling together, and not overpowering, seeing as I hate cinnamon completely!!

                  To apply, it is not as thick as I would like it to be but it is fine, and a little goes a long way as is the case with most Lush products.

                  It is slightly slippery once applied, not greasy but just slightly slippy, and I would definitely avoid any kind of tiled floor for a few minutes until it soaks in! Luckily it quickly and easily soaks into your skin leaving behind fragrant fresh and soft feet.

                  This really is an excellent buy and a great cream, I must say to use it in winter and summer will be fine, as it is warming but cooling and soothing at the same time.

                  A must try from the lovely Lush!!

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                • Handy Gurugu / Hand & Nail Care / 53 Readings / 51 Ratings
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                  28.01.2010 17:23
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                  I recently received this product as a sample from Lush within a special offer that I purchased, I do love Lush stuff I must admit, their fresh and handmade cosmetics smell and feel great, and I love the natural feel of them, what with Lush believing in using as few chemicals, preservatives, and packaging as they possibly can.

                  Handy Gurugu is a hand cream, which comes in a black tub with an easy screw on and off lid. It costs £6.50 for 100g of product. It really is stuffed full, and is a very long lasting investment when you get over the initial cost price, and lots of hand creams are more expensive than this and do not contain half as much lovely stuff within!!!

                  When I opened the small sample tin I had of this, i was surprised how 'set' the cream felt. It is particularly thick and I was not expecting this, I was bracing myself for the mess that I thought I was going to make when I opened it but it just stayed put.

                  It is a cream for dry hands contaning the following ingredients =

                  Rose Water (Rosa centifolia), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Organic Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Triethanolamine, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria chamomilla), Organic Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis), Organic Peanut Butter (Arachis hypogaea), Organic Pumpkinseed Butter (Cucurbita), Organic Cashew Butter (Anacardium occidentale), Organic Almond Butter (Prunus dulcis), Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax benzoin), Cetearyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Coumarin, *Geraniol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Farnesol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Chlorophyllin (CI 75810), Methylparaben, Propylparaben}
                  *Occurs naturally in essential oils

                  Shea butter is a wonderful natural moisturising emolient, very gentle and kind to the driest of skin including eczema, a wonderful product for this condition! It has high levels of Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, which is present in many skin creams for its ability to create healthy skin. Lush trade directly with the women who hand-process the butter using traditional methods.

                  As I said before, the cream I found to be exceptionally thick and 'set' almost. I only needed to scrape the tiniest amount of the top of it in order to do the backs of both hands.

                  I noticed the smell, which I found slightly herbal, and actually the more I could smell it on me the more I liked it. It is pretty long lasting and I had to keep sniffing my hands because it was so nice.

                  It goes on thickly but does not stay there long, it sinks in FAR more quickly than other hand products I have used, you know the sort what you end up rubbing in an hour later after application!

                  This is an excellent hand cream, although I do not suffer with dry skin on my hands it feels sufficiently thick and moisturising enough to be suitable for those who do.

                  I can see even my little sample pot lasting an absolute age because you simply have to use such a little amount that it makes the cost worthwhile. Definitely reccomend this hand cream, there is nothing wrong with it, so much so that I need to give it 5 dooyoo stars!!

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                  • Beko WM6167 / Washing Machine / 54 Readings / 51 Ratings
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                    26.01.2010 21:30
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                    OK, I have this machine in silver, code WM6167S, but still exactly the same machine.

                    Now, I decided to leave behind my old 1000 spin washer which was very old when I moved house for the person who was moving in in our place.

                    I do a lot of my shopping online and it is very important for me to be able to thoroughly research appliances before buying.

                    Cue Argos (www.argos.co.uk).

                    My criteria for my purchase was spin speed, price and efficiency. I also was keen on a silver machine this time around. I particularly wanted a high spin machine. I do not own or want a tumble dryer preferring to air my laundry, not dirty mind, outside or on a rack throughout the winter months.

                    It was very important that I got the best deal possible so I did a lot of research.

                    I eventually came across this machine by using the Argos site and selecting spin speed as search filter criteria, then price low to high, and this is one of the first that came up. At the time there were no reviews on it, however not long after I ordered I saw a couple of bad reviews on there.

                    Some information -

                    *Energy rating A.
                    *Washing performance A.
                    *Spinning performance A.
                    *Maximum spin speed 1600rpm.
                    *Maximum washing capacity 6kg.
                    *Variable washing temperature.
                    *Variable spin speed.
                    *Cold water fill.
                    *24 hour delayed start option.
                    *Child lock.
                    *Time save.
                    *Electronic display.
                    *Size (H)85, (W)59.5, (D)54cm.
                    *12 programmes including:
                    *129 minute 30 degree C cotton wash.
                    *30 minute quick wash.
                    *Woollens.
                    *Hand wash.
                    *Automatic half load.
                    *Rinse hold option.

                    Technical specifications:

                    *Energy consumption: 1.14kWh/cycle.
                    *Water consumption: 49 litres/cycle.
                    *Estimated annual energy consumption: 228 kWh/year.
                    *Estimated annual water consumption: 9,800 litres.

                    Since looking at the website again it has mostly good reviews now, most are 5 stars.

                    I paid about £240 for my silver one, nowadays the white one is £279.99 and silver £289.89.

                    I was taken with the excellent specifications for a relatively cheaper machine than most.

                    When the machine was delivered and unpacked, I thought it looked a lot lot more expensive than you would think, with a lovely smooth finish.

                    The orange display screen is quite funky as I have never had an electronic display before I found it very useful to have the cycle time counting down.

                    There are programmes to suit all your needs for clothes. The smoothly operated dial allows you to select your programme. A button allows you to to select the temperature of your wash on certain programmes and also the spin speed on certain programmes. Simple enough?

                    A highlight for me are of course the 1600 spin. This spin speed is only applicable on washes of over 2 hours long, eg the cotton wash where it is most needed. I can confirm that it really has the edge over 1200 and 1400 machines and gets an awful lot of water out, leaving less drying time yippee!!!

                    Now amongst the washes availble are cotton, synthetic, mini 30, handwash, baby clothes, wool, and delicates.

                    On cotton, a 40 degree wash is about 2 hours 17 just to give you an idea, and 30 is a bit less than that at just over 2 hours. 1600 spin is automatically selected on these however you can keep pressing the spin button until you get as low as you want to for your spin speed.

                    If you do not require an intensive wash Mini 30 is perfect, a 30 degree 30 minute wash with 1400 spin, this is perfect for most needs unless heavily soiled and is the one I use most often.

                    Handwash is perfect for the delicates and dry cleans, with only minimal drum movement.

                    The results are absolutely fine, and it really is one of the best washers I have ever used/ The spin is pretty loud I find but it is worth it for such a good machine at an excellent price.

                    No hesitation to recommend whatsoever.

                    If you need to know anything else please leave a comment.

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                    • General / Discussion / 39 Readings / 36 Ratings
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                      1)How old are you?
                      26.

                      2) Colour of my eyes?
                      Blue

                      3) How tall are you?
                      I think about 5'6 or 7, or thereabouts.

                      4) Hair colour?
                      Dyed bleach blonde.

                      5) Any brothers or sisters?
                      Nothing to report here!!

                      6) Do you prefer cats or dogs?
                      I have no preference as they are both such different animals.

                      7)What job do you do?
                      General shop monkey

                      8) Do you like your job?
                      No, its retail for goodness sake

                      9) Favourite desert?
                      I think this means dessert! I think! Ice cream is the number one, if it's in, I'll eat it.

                      10) Food that I loathe?
                      Peanuts and coffee flavoured things, although not actual coffee itself!

                      11) Sweet or Savoury?
                      Just depends what I want at the time, savoury is good, I'm thinking cheese and crackers, ooooff!!

                      12) The last 3 films I watched?
                      Slumdog Millionnaire again, Mall Cop, and something else...I do not remember what! Oh...Pirates Of The Caribbean!!

                      13) Song I cant get out of my head?
                      Too many. I've got a line from Reel Big Fishs' The Set Up in my head, and Lady Gaga ra ra oh la la Bad Romance!

                      14) Favourite Programme?
                      I do not have one favourite in particular.

                      15) Next Holiday
                      Would like to go on the Trans-Sib train from Moscow to Beijing but that may not happen yet.

                      16) Favourite Country?
                      Not been that many places to be able to say.

                      17) Favourite beach holiday?
                      Not been on enough to actually say, I can imagine maybe somewhere in Australia?

                      18) Favourite hobby?
                      If I had money it would definitely be travelling.

                      19) The last thing that made me laugh?
                      On www.moneysavingexpert.com someone in the forums posted about a dodgy items of 'clothing' on eBay..haha....

                      20) Favourite cocktail?
                      Something non alcoholic and fruity, or cola with vanilla ice cream!!

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