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      11.06.2009 10:49
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      A good wipe for half the price

      TESCO ULTRA SOFT BABY WIPES
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      As far as baby wipes go, many people believe one wipe is the same as the next.... This is not true and only when you have a few nippers running around can you fully understand the true value of a decent baby wipe!

      I have tried all the brands and always seemed to return to buying Johnson's or Lidl's own brand, however I recently bought a pack of Tesco ultra soft wipes and to be honest there is not much difference between these and the leading brands except these are cheaper....


      THE PACKAGING
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      The wipes come in a blue and white plastic pack. On the top there is a handy hard plastic flip-up piece and inside this there is a sticky label, ensuring the wipes stay moist at all times.

      The packaging contains 80 wipes and can be recycled.



      THE PRODUCT
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      The wipes are really no smaller than your average wipe and I use fragrance free so there is no smell. As I already stated the packaging keeps the wipes moist.

      The one drawback with these wipes is that they could be a bit thicker.

      These wipes claim to cleanse and soothe and moisturise baby's delicate skin during nappy changes but can also be useful at feeding times.


      THE VERDICT
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      As I already said, the only problem I can find with the wipes is their thickness, or lack of it...

      I have been using them now for a few weeks and they certainly have not irritated the baby's skin.

      I find the packaging great, the wipes pop up so only one hand is needed to get one and they are always moist.

      There is no overpowering smell and they are also great when we are out and about for mucky hands.

      I would recommend these wipes as they are just as good and a lot cheaper than other brands however I will deduct one star due to the lack of thickness.

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    • Infacol / Pain Relief / 20 Readings / 19 Ratings
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      11.06.2009 09:11
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      It might work for some but not for others

      INFACOL
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      Infacol is a liquid specially designed to relieve wind, infant colic and griping pain in babies.

      it comes in a white 50ml bottle with red lettering and has a grey squeezy cap which doubles as a dropper for giving the medicine to baby.

      The liquid itself is qiute thick, white and smells and tastes of orange.

      Each 0.5ml dose contains 20mg Simeticone. Saccharin sodium, hypromellose, orange flavour, methyl and propyl hydroxybenzoate and purified water.



      Dosage
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      one dropper full to be given orally before each feed. If necessary, increase to two dropper fuls.


      To Use
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      Shake bottle well
      Draw up one dropper full by squeezing the bulb twice.
      Wipe away any excess.
      To administer squeeze bulb and release.



      My Experience with Infacol
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      I have mixed feelings about this product. I began using it after my third night in a row constantly winding my new baby. His screaming was heartbreaking but I knew it was just down to trapped wind.

      He is my third child and second homebirth so I was not having much assistance from anywhere and because of this I began searching for anything to give a minutes relief to him and a minutes peace to me.

      Infacol was the first product I tried and it worked a treat at first. Baby enjoyed the taste and had no problem with taking it... and I enjoyed a little rest!

      However after using it for about two weeks I felt we were slipping back to old ways and the Infacol just did not seem as effective as it first did.

      Then the unthinkable happened, we ran out and so did the local Chemist and in blind panic I bought another product and since then have not looked back.

      I would recommend Infacol to anyone trying to get some relief for their little one from wind and colic however I would also say that it is trial and error and what works for one may not work as well for another....

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      11.06.2009 08:24
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      A great fabric conditioner

      COMFORT PURE
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      Fabric conditioner
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      Comfort Pure is a hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested fabric conditioner from the company Unilever, who make Comfort.

      It is specially designer for use on babies clothes and those with sensitive skin but in my opinion, it is suitable for the whole family..

      It comes in a white plastic bottle with a white cap and the wording on the bottle is blue and has a picture of a baby printed on it. The bottle can be recycled so its good for the environment.

      It is available in 1l, 2l, and concentrate... The 2l lasting up to 18 washes.


      The Product
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      Upon opening the bottle, the first thing to be noted is the smell. There is a lovely fresh and fruity smell from the conditioner. The liquid itself is white in colour and not too thick.

      To Use
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      The bottle states different usage amounts depending on the wash/water softness etc.... however, we live in a hard water area and I do quite big washes with three children, and I always find just over half a capful to be enough.

      The liquid should be measured into the cap and then poured into the correct drawer in your machine. It may also be used for hand- washing.


      The Science Bits
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      Comfort conditioner contains very little to be honest. Its contents include:

      <5% cationic surfactants
      perfume
      benzisothiazolinone

      It is recommended you wash your hands after use, keep away from eyes, keep away from children ans store between 5 and 25 degrees.


      The Verdict
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      I love this product. I have three children but even if I didnt I would still use it. It is nice to find a product which is pleasant to use but also king on the little ones skin.

      The smell from my clothes after using comfort pure is so fresh and I think now it is a smell which will always remind me of my children growing up!

      The product is recommended by Persil and I would also recommend it to anyone looking for a hard- working fabric conditioner which is soft on all skin types.

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      18.02.2009 17:41
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      A nice change

      McCain Crispy French Fries
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      McCain crispy french fries are the tasty alternative to deep fried chips. They are thin, long, cut from fresh potato and coated and as the name suggests very crispy when cooked.

      McCain fries contain no arteficial colours or flavours and no hydrogenated fats. They are quick and easy to prepare and are so much better for you than regular fries.

      Ingredients:
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      Potatoes, sunflower oil, batter, flour, modified starch, rice flour, salt, corn starch, natural colours.
      *contains wheat.

      Nutritional Information:
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      (per 100g)
      270 calories
      4.3g protein
      38.8g carbohydrate
      10.9g fat
      2.9g fibre

      Directions for cooking:
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      These fries can be either grilled or baked. Either way, they should be place on a baking tray and either put in the oven at 240 degrees for 14-16 minutes, or placed under a medium grill for 8-10 minutes.. turning.

      So, what do I really think of these fries?
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      Well, even though I do love a good old fashioned deep fried chip, I do feel better about eating these and definately feel better about giving them to the kids. They are not as fatty as normal chips and even though they may not have the same taste I know they are better.

      They are much easier to cook also compared to other oven chips and because they are thin they cook quicker without going soggy.

      My children find that the thin fries are more appealing and to be honest they do have a great taste from them

      I would recommend these fries to ayone looking for an alternative to regular deep fried chips.

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    • Fish / Recipe / 20 Readings / 19 Ratings
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      18.02.2009 11:17
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      A great recipe using your favourite fish.

      FISH
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      Fish is a superb food for your good health. It contains loads of oils and vitamins including vitamins A, D and B. It is also high in iron, calcium, magnesium sodium and zinc and loads more minerals. What most people dont realise is that it is extremely versatile and there are so many recipes which can be created with fish. One such recipe is Fish Cakes which can contain many different types of fish depending on personal tastes and are fairly easy to make....


      FISH CAKES
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      ingredients:
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      1 lb potatoes ( peeled and cut in chunks)
      1 lb mixed fish fillets (skinned)
      Grated rind of 1 lemon
      2 tbsp's cream
      1 tbsp plain flour
      4oz breadcrumbs
      4tbsp veg oil
      1 Egg beaten
      Salt and pepper.

      Method:
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      Bring a large saucepan of salty water to the boil and cook the potatoes in it for 20 minutes. Drain well when cooked then mash well.

      Cover the fish with water in a frying pan, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and slowly cook for 5 minutes. Drain well when cooked, then flake the fish, keeping an eye out for bones.


      Mix the mash and the fish with the lemon rind and cream in a bowl and season well. Shape the mixture into 5-6 cakes.

      Put the flour, egg and breadcrumbs in seperate bowls. Dust the fish cakes with the flour and then dip into the egg. Then coat in breadcrumbs. Fish cakes should at this stage be chilled for at least half an hour.

      When you are ready to heat the fish cakes, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the fish cakes and cook, turning regularly.

      Serve with a garnish of lemon and side salad or chips.

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        17.02.2009 14:30
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        A mixture of my favourite products!

        MY TOP 10 BEAUTY PRODUCTS
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        With the thousands of beauty products available to UK consumers everyday, it is handy to find out what other people are using themselves as this gives us an idea of things which may be suitable to ourselves without having to spend loads of money trying all different types of products....


        My favourite products at the moments are as follows:


        1) Boots own brand hair serum
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        My hair is wild at the best of times. I straighten it and colour it meaning that it often appears weak and frizzy. I used to use expensive hair serums but recently I discovered this product and find it just as good as expensive brands, the only difference is it is a lot cheaper.

        2) Cerruti 1881 Perfume
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        I have always used this perfume and love its light summery scent also it does not irritate my skin like some perfumes do. It is a really distinctive feminine smell.

        3) Bio Oil
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        I am at present pregnant for the third time and swear by this stuff. It is great for reducing stretchmarks but is also good for scars.

        4) Mincifit Cream
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        Another one for the pregnant ladies or those with stretchmarks. This cream is great and really leaves your skin feeling moisturised. It also helps minimise stretchmarks. The only problem is that it is difficult to find and is most widely available online.

        5) 17 Eye Dazzle Eyeshadow
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        This is a great little eyeshadow available from boots. It is quite cheap and comes in a little pot which lasts ages. I use the dark grey colour which is slightly shimmery, great for creating a smokey eye look.

        6) Johnsons Holiday Skin Cream
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        I used to use this and stopped after a few disasters however I have recently started using it again and it seems to be working ok. I am using the lightest shade, once or twice a week and I am making sure I exfoliate well beforehand.

        7) Fake Bake Body Polish
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        As I mentioned in number 6, it is really important to exfoliate especially if you are using any tanning products. This product is great and leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh and is great for giving an even tan afterwards but be warned... it aint that cheap!

        8) Nice n Easy Hair colours
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        I have my hair done every two months or so but sometimes in between I need a quick touch up. I find the nice and easy products to be really good and they do not seem to dry out the hair like other hair colours. They also do great root touch up packs.

        9) Aldi's Own Brand Anti wrinkle cream!
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        Yes, it may sound like a strange one and I have only just started using it, however everyone seems to be raving about this cream and what it contains. It costs just pounds and is being compared to some seriously expensive creams.

        10) No7 Creme touch Powder
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        I have been using this powder for about two years now and swear by it! It is a great powder available from Boots and I recommend this one to all!


        Hope you enjoyed reading my list and maybe it may be helpful to someone out there!

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        • Lidl Baby Wipes / Nappies & Wipes / 11 Readings / 11 Ratings
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          17.02.2009 14:03
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          Great wipes at a fraction of the cost.

          Cien Babywipes (lidl)
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          As we all now know Lidl are fast becoming at home amongst the leading supermarkets in the UK and Ireland. Their low prices and ever growing range of goods mean that more people are turning to them for a cheaper weekly shop. I am one of these people and even though I have always bought a few items from Lidl on a weekly basis, I find myself being more and more drawn to their everyday items at knockdown prices....


          One of these such items has to be their babywipes, produced for lidl by Cien. These babywipes are becoming very popular among parents and are a fraction of the cost of the leading brands.


          The babywipes come in packs of 80 and are available in normal or sensitive. I usually buy the normal wipes and these come in a blue plastic pack with a picture of a baby on the front. Also on the front there is a sticky window which helps to keep the wipes moist once opened.


          The wipes themselves are pretty normal looking, infact I might even say that they are a little thicker than normal wipes. They are white in colour and soft to touch and are really moist.


          They contain:

          Aqua, aloe barbadensis extract, phenoxyethanol, ethythexl palmitate, parfum, sodium, sodium laurimino dipropionate, benzoic acid.



          So what do I really think of the wipes?
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          To be honest, I think that they are great. They cost very little compared to some other brands and do the job well! Some cheaper brands of wipes tend to be thin and dry but these wipes are both thick and wet, and more importantly they seem to hold their moisture even better than expensive brands right down to the end of the pack.


          They dont leave a greasy feel and the smell from them is quite light and a little fruity, very refreshing. They also work great on dirty little hands and faces and seem to be ok even on sensitive skin.


          I would recommend these wipes to parents of kids of all ages and think there is no point in paying more for a name when a cheaper brand is just as good.

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          16.02.2009 21:22
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          A fun trip in turkey

          Dalyan Mud Bath
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          My hubby and I had our first trip to Turkey last summer and the whole experience was fantastic... I do intend to get around to writing a whole review about the area we stayed in in Turkey eventually but the Dalyan Mudbath is a good place to start....

          We actually ended with the Dalyan Mudbath, following a week in Marmaris we booked a trip for our last day to Dalyan. Dalyan is not actually in Marmaris and is quite close to Dalaman airport. The trip we booked involved being picked up from our hotel at the crack of dawn, and slowly making our way to a hotel just outside Dalaman, making stops along the way... I should point out at this stage that if you are ever in Turkey and are offered one of these trips by your rep you should grab it with both hands! The trip itself cost us about £30 each which included our journey, a trip to a traditional carpet factory, lunch, a lovely boat trip along an amazing river past old tombs which eventually led to Turtle Beach (another must see!), the dalyan mudbath, dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel just fifteen minutes from the airport... this means we were really paying just pounds for each excursion and as our flight wa in the middle of the night we were able to get a few hours sleep before being transfered just 15 minutes to the airport!

          Anyway, back to the mudbath.... half way through our day, we stpeed off the boat and walked up a little hill, not too sure what we would find at the top. When we got to the top the first thing we noticed was the smell. It was a very strong smell and not a good one at that but after a few minutes we just seemed to get used to it. We descended into the area of the mudbaths and after a quick speech from the guide we were set to get down and dirty...

          The idea is you go into the mud in your bikini or shorts and get fully covered in the hot sticky stuff! I can honestly say it is the wierdest feeling to actually be covered in mud from head to toe! There are different areas and there is absolutely loads of mud. You then leave the mud to dry into your skin.. we took this oppertunity to take some pictures and luckily we had bought some underwater cameras as I would not risk taking a digital camera into the mud.

          There are loads of facilities there and we got a drink and sat in the cafe for a little while feeling very foolish and giggling a lot! After a while we went back into the main area where we were guided to a man who washes off the mud with what feels like a powerhose.... this was a bit scary as these men are used to washing off hundreds of tourists a day and they dont take no for an answer! Eventually we left the area, almost clean, although I think we were both still quite muddy and retreated back to the meeting area...

          So what did the mud do for me?
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          Well, apart from giving us both a good old laugh after a fairly tiring busy week, the mud is full of Sulphur and even though this may sound a bit scary it actually leaves your skin feeling really clean and refreshed. When the mud first dries on your skin it feels really tight and almost as if you are about to crack! then when it finally gets washed off you feel like layers of your skin have been washed away with the mud leaving lovely soft new skin... apart from all that it is just another wonderful experience which I highly recommend and I would have seriously regretted leaving Turkey and not having this experience!

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          • Sony Ericsson T303 / Mobile Phone / 17 Readings / 15 Ratings
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            16.02.2009 20:44
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            A nice little phone

            Sony Ericsson T303
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            I have recently bought one of these phones for my better half. His old phone was in no way past its sell by date, however his job is outdoors and very physical so it means his phones dont usually last very long!

            Anyway, I bought this phone from the Carphone Warehouse for around £40 pre-pay and to be honest its a great little phone for that kind of money.

            The phone itself is a stylish silver colour and fairly small, allthough it is quite chunky. The screen is a good size and all the buttons are hidden behind the screen on a panel which can be slid down for use.


            The Good Points
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            Well for a start it is a very sturdy phone and definitely suits anyone who is usually hard wearing on phones! It is small and easy on the eye. It has an ok camera, not top of the range but it takes a decent enough picture. The sound quality is good and ringtones sound good. My other half has transfered files from the pc to his phone via blutooth as ringtones and they sound great. The phone does not seem to drop many calls, his old one was a terror for that! and it does pretty much everything that you want a phone to do. The menu is also quite easy to navigate.


            And the bad points
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            I have already mentioned it's size which I see as both a good point and a bad point... If the phone was mine it would probably get lost in the black hole that is my handbag!! However, for a man its not too bad, pocket sized! Also the keys are a tad too small even for my fingers so as you can imagine I get some pretty hard to understand texts from himself as his big fingers hit the wrong keys.... Apart from that I cannot really say that there have been any major problems with it.


            The Verdict
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            I personally think this is a lovely little phone. Apart from the few minor things mentioned above it has some pretty good features. My hubby seems to like the phone and overall, it is so sturdy that I think it is going to have a longer life than previous phones.

            This phone will not be to everyones taste but if you are looking for a sturdy phone which has all the normal features than this is one you should consider. I do recommend a case for it however and crystal clear hard cases are available online for about £2.

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              11.06.2008 09:54
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              Fantastic stain remover for carpets and upholstery

              ~~~~~~~~ Vanish Carpet and Upholstery Shampoo~~~~~~~

              Vanish now have a good range of stain removal products, from in wash treatment to carpet cleaners. My favourite of their products and one which I always keep handy in the house is their 3 in 1 carpet and upholstery cleaner.

              Packaging
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              This product, like all the Vanish products, comes in a bright pink colour plastic bottle. The label on the front has the Vanish Logo printed in big blue letters and the back label contains loads of useful info about the product. There is a screw on cap which is the only let down about the product for safety reasons. The bottle contains 450 mls and can be recycled.

              The Product
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              The liquid inside the bottle is a thin watery white liquid. The bottle is full right to the top and there is a very mild fruity smell from the product, almost more like a shampoo for hair than for carpets!

              Vanish has an active oxygen formula which gets deep into carpets and loosens dirt and lifts even the toughest of stains.

              Directions for Use
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              FOR LARGE AREAS
              Hoover the carpet before use
              Mix 1 part Vanish to 9 parts cold water
              Whisk the solution into a foam
              Using a brush or sponge apply foam evenly
              Do not over wet
              Allow to dry and hoover off.

              FOR SMALLER AREAS
              Blot stain to remove excess with a clean cloth
              Using the cap, pour some vanish on the stain
              Leave for five minutes
              Blot or gently rub with a colourfast cloth or sponge
              Repeat if necessary
              Blot carpet dry

              NOTE
              Always test Vanish before use on an inconspicious area for colourfastness. Not suitable for use on velvet. Keep out of reach of children.

              What Do I Think?
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              I always keep a bottle of Vanish in the cleaning cupboard. I do not use it so much for over all cleaning but when I do it gives a great result. I mainly use it when one of my children spill something like juice. I have had amazing results from vanish and highly recommend it.

              Vanish is available in shops and supermarkets. I usually buy mine from a poundshop so its an idea to check there for it before you purchase from the supermarket.

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              • Fairy Non-Bio / Household Product / 17 Readings / 17 Ratings
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                11.06.2008 07:13
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                Great detergent for sensitive skin

                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fairy Non Bio ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                Fairy non bio is possibly my favourite washing powder. I have always used Fairy powders but since having children I have switched to the non bio. It is the same great Fairy only milder and perfect for washing kiddies clothes in.
                Fairy non bio comes in a 4.75kg box for £9.97 ( 50 washes) or a 2.47kg box for £6.74 (30 washes ). Its also comes in a smaller 950g 10 wash box for £2.74 or tablet packs either 24 or 48 for £2.96 and £5.75. My favourite product in the fairy non bio range however is the Fairy Non Bio liquid wash, which I will be reviewing here....

                The Packaging
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                The liquid wash comes in a 1.5 litre plastic bottle. The bottle is white with the fairy logo on the front label. The back label is full of handy information about the product. There is a blue screw on cap witha handy measure, ensuring you always use the correct amount of detergent. The bottle can be recycled after use.

                The Product
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                If used correctly on normal clothes, it is possible to get 20 washes from this bottle. The liquid itself is green and resembles a thin gel. It smells almost the same as normal Fairy, perhaps a bit milder scent.

                To Use
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                It is recommended you seperate your colours from light clothes. Tough stains may be pre treated by rubbing a little of the liquid onto the stain, otherwise add to your detergent drawer 125ml for a heavy soil, 75ml for a mormal soil and 50 ml for a light soil. 25mls more should be added in hard water areas and for really tough stains another 25mls may be added to really see the difference. For Handwashing 50mls of the liquid should be added to 10 litres of water.

                Fairy non bio is dermatologically tested.

                Anything Else?
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                Yes, this year Fairy are helping Bliss. Bliss is a registered charity who raise money for helping and researching premature babies. Through its partnership with Bliss fairy strive to help improve the lives of premature babies and their families. They also fund research into developmental care.

                Conclusion
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                As I have already said I have always used Fairy. I now find the non bio just as good and am happy in the knowledge that it is mild enough to wash the baby's clothes in. I find I get more than 20 washes from the 1.5L bottle and knowing that everytime I buy this product I may be helping a premature baby somewhere, is a total bonus. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a detergent mild enough for sensitive skin.

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                • Johnson's Bedtime Bath / Baby Care / 28 Readings / 28 Ratings
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                  10.06.2008 07:32
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                  A beautiful smelling baby bath

                  ~~~~~~~~~~ Johnson's Baby Bedtime Bath ~~~~~~~~~~~

                  This is the product created by Johnson's which is clinically proven to help your baby drift off to sleep easier and sleep better... I must have super hyper children in that case!

                  Bathtime for my children is not a time of winding down after the day, but a time of absolute mayhem in the bathroom.
                  I tend to wash the baby first as she is the easiest however this infuriates the four year old and half way through the baby's bath he comes stomping in half naked trying to 'give' his little sister bath toys by plopping them into the bath. I have figured this is to try scare her into a deafening wail in order to get me to speed things up, clever little mite!

                  I first spotted this product before the baby was born and although it did not work miracles in calming my son, I have resigned myself to the fact that bath times will always be mayhem, but i still buy this product anyway.... a girl can only live in hope!

                  The Packaging
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                  Johnson's baby bedtime bath comes in a purple plastic bottle with a handy flip top. The label on the front of the bottle has the Johnson's logo printed in blue and the label on the back clearly states all the necessary details about the product.

                  The Product
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                  The first thing to be noted upon opening this product is the smell. It is something similar to the very familiar smell of Johnson's products, only a little sweeter. The product itself is a thin see through gel. It should be added to running bath water and swirled with the hand. This gel does not make huge bubbles which is great if you are washing a smaller baby.

                  Ingredients
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                  Aqua, PEG-80 sorbitan laureth, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium laureth sulfate, polysorbate 20, sodium chloride, citric acid, sodium lauroamphoacetate, PEG- 150, distearate, sodium glycolate, disodium lauroamphdiacetate, sodium benzoate, parfum.

                  What it is supposed to do
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                  As I already said, this wash claims to be clinically proven to lead to quicker and better sleep for babies. The product contains NaturalCalm, a patented blend of relaxing aromas to relax your baby. It also has the famous no more tears formula which prevents stinging should the product come into contact with baby's eyes.

                  Conclusion
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                  In my house there is nothing which could calm the kids in the bath, but in saying that Im sure this product may work for other parents. I buy it for its lovely smell and because my children's skin always feels really nice after adding this to the bath.
                  I recommend that parents try this product, even if it does not work in the bedtime calming department, it is surely worth a try!

                  Johnson's Baby bedtime bath is available from all supermarkets. It retails for £2.57 for 500mls and £3.70 for 750 mls.

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                    10.06.2008 07:03
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                    A liquid concentrated antiseptic and disinfectant

                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DETTOL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                    One whiff of Dettol and I am magically transported back to my childhood. It has a way of reminding me of school toilets and grazed knees! It is not as popular these days, however is still a handy addition to any cleaning cabinet or first aid box!

                    For over 70 years, this wonderful liquid antiseptic disinfectant has been gracing our shelves. Long ago it was mainly used for cuts and grazes, however these days I think its main use is cleaning and disinfecting.

                    The Packaging
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                    Dettol comes in a 500ml or 750 ml see through plastic bottle. The label on the front is green and white with the word Dettol printed in big blue colour above the symbol of a sword. The label on the back contains all the directions and necessare details about the product. There is a white twist on cap on this product which is a little dated for safety reasons and the packaging can be recycled.

                    The Contents
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                    The liquid inside the bottle is gold in colour. It is a see through liquid and very watery. It is a concentrated liquid antiseptic disinfectant which has a remarkable smell. It is not so much a nice smell, but more of a clean smell which tickles your nose a little. It is nothing like todays cleanin and disinfecting products as the manufacturers of these have tried to come up with nicer scents. Dettol however, have hardly changed their product for over 70 years!

                    How To Use
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                    Dettol gives reassuring protection against germs when used correctly. It is gentle and mild enough to be used on skin but powerful enough to be used as a disinfectant in the home.

                    For Household Use:

                    For floors and hard surfaces add 7 capfuls to 1 gallon of water
                    Toilets and non-acrylic sinks use undiluted
                    Drains and bins use undiluted
                    Acrylic materials eg baths use 7 caps to 1 gallon of water
                    Baby products eg highchairs use 1 capful to half pint water
                    Cleaning linen/napkins use 3 caps to half gallon.

                    For Medical Use:
                    For cuts grazes, bites, stings, midwifery use 1 capful to half pint water.

                    Dettol may also be used well diluted for bathing, dandruff and spots and pimples.

                    Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow. Keep out of contact with eyes and consult doctor should any of the above happen.


                    Conclusion
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                    Dettol is still a very popular brand. To be honest I do find the product a little dated, however, I always keep a bottle of it in the house if only for nostalgic purposes! I do love the clean smell which is left after using this product but I must say I have never used it to disinfect any cuts and grazes on my kids.

                    In my opinion Dettol still makes a good household disinfectant but for cuts grazes and stings etc, there are much better products now available.

                    Dettol is available from most chemists and supermarkets. It costs £2.23 for 750ml and £1.85 for 500ml.

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                      Great Glass cleaner

                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WINDOLENE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                      Windolene is a fantastic cleaning product for glass and shiny surfaces. It very effectively disolves grease, lifts off dirt and leaves a sparkling dazzling streak free shine.

                      The Packaging
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                      Windolene comes in a 500ml see through plastic bottle with a blue and red sprayer cap. The cap can be locked in the off position for safety. The bottle clearly states all the necessary details regarding the product and it can be recycled.

                      The Product
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                      Windolene is a clear liquid which can be sprayed onto glass and shiny surfaces for easy cleaning. It can be used on windows, mirrors, tv screens, windscreens, fridges, taps and worktops, and many many more areas around the home.
                      It smells quite strong however the smell does not linger after you have used the product.

                      To Use
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                      To use this product simply unlock the nozzle. Spray sparingly from at least 25cm. Wipe off with a soft dry cloth or paper towel and polish. Always remember to lock the nozzle after use!

                      Any Precautions?
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                      This product is fairly safe, however as always it is recommended to keep ANY cleaning products out of reach of children. Should the product come into contact with the eyes rinse immediatly with clean water and seek medical advice if necessary. Avoid contact with marble and finished wood surfaces. If accidentaly spilled wipe clean immediatly.

                      What do I think?
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                      I love this product and after trying a few of the cheaper brands I love it even more! I find that spraying this on and immediately rubbing it in with old newspaper, then polishing with more newspaper is the quickest and best way of cleaning glass. I find the smell quite mild compared to other glass cleaners and it certainly does what it says on the label, clean and shiny glass and surfaces in no time!

                      Windolene is available from supermarkets and shops for roughly £2.75 for 500mls and I find that 500mls lasts a really long time so its pretty good value for your £2.75!

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                        Great instant tan

                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rimmel Sun Shimmer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                        Rimmel sun shimmer is a fantastic fake tan which shows on your skin instantly. That is the selling point of this tan as unlike other tans where it will not show for hours, sun shimmers instant appearance means less accidents where you end up lookin like you have been tango'd!

                        The Packaging
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                        All sun shimmer products come in a golgen colour squeezy tube with yellow writing. The tube stands on its cap which is a hard plastic with a flip top.

                        The Product
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                        The first thing to be noted about this product is the smell. It does not have a strong smell like many fake tanning products. It smells of cosmetics but it does have a certain summery aroma to it.

                        The tanning liquid itself is quite thick. It is a golden brown shimmery colour and goes on quite well. Not a whole lot is needed per application.

                        Ingredients
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                        Water, cyclopentasiloxane, propylene glycol, glycerin, steareth-21, mica, steareth-2, cetyl alcohol, acrylate crosspolymer, triethanolamine, fragrance, talc, disodium edta, gum, butylparaben, propylparaben,hydroxyisohexyl, benzyl salicyate.

                        Application
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                        This product should be applied sparingly on clean dry skin. I find exfoliating first gives a better result.
                        The product washes off so should you make a mistake you may wash it off and start again.

                        What did I think
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                        I use this product all year round. I also find it great if I am already wearing a fake tan to touch up any bits I may have missed. I love the face that it shows on skin instantly and can be washed off.

                        I bought mine from Boots, it was part of a deal and I recieved Sun Shimmer Sexy Legs with it. I paid £6 for the two of them together, which in my opinion is a great price.

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