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      20.03.2010 09:47
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      cleans carpets well!

      I thought I would give this a review as my daughter decided last night that she wanted to reach up and grab the tin of red paint that was on the shelf, pull it down and spill all 2.5 litres of it all over herself and my quite new brown carpet!!

      So here we go...


      *** Packaging ***


      The product comes in a tall canister which stands about 30cm high and is a cylinder shape, its hard to miss this vanish range as they are usually bright pink in colour and the carpet foam is no different.


      On the front of the canister is a yellow label that states 'For the fast & effective cleaning of high traffic areas' underneath this is a picture of how the product works on stains and then just below this is the product name and description.


      If you turn the canister around there are instructions of how to use it on the back, then underneath this are all the warnings about the product.


      The lid is also bright pink in colour, to active the canister you simply remove the lid, press down on the white nozzle and spray.


      *** Product ***


      The product is a white thick mousse, it looks a lot like the mousse you would put on your hair, there is no real fragrance to it, but I think they have added something to give it a fresh scent but it's not that powerful.


      To use, you need to shake the can well and hold it roughly 80cm above the area you want to spray, but be very careful as it comes out really fast and not always in the place you want it to, so keep children, pets and anything else you don't want to get away when spraying.


      You then need to work the foam into the carpet using something damp, it says to use a mop but I found it easier using a damp cloth.


      You then leave his for 2 hours to dry and then you vacuumed it away.


      The idea of this product is to keep carpets where a lot of people walk on fresh and clean, as they can start to look grubby, however I did use it for a slightly different purpose yesterday, having said that I HAVE used to it clean the carpet around the house


      *** Results ***


      This really makes a difference, with the lack of scent I was a bit worried that nothing was really going to happen, but once I had rubbed it in the mousse started to bring out the paint straight away (and believe me there was a lot!) I repeated this a couple of times and it's worked fantastically. It's not got it out completely and there is still a red tinge to my carpet so I'm going to give it another go today and hope that it cleans it up some more.


      For results around the house, the results are great, you only need to spray a small amount of mousse and it foams up really well, and it keeps your carpets quite dry so there is no problems in getting wet feet!


      Once it had dried and I had hovered it back up, the carpets looks almost brand new, and the fresh scent that comes from the mousse is left on your carpets and its lasts ages!

      I clean them once a week and it really makes a difference, the tin cost me £3 and ive had it ages so it's really good value for money!

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        18.03.2010 10:43
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        useful even if you don't have kids

        *** Packaging ***


        This product comes in a white plastic pack which contains 63 wipes, on the top of the pack is a thin film which you can peal back to access the wipes, this has a little sticky end so you can stick the wipes back down once you have finished using them, this stops them from drying out.

        On the front of the packet are the normal logos and then there is also a little picture that shows how the wipes restore the skins natural PH.

        On the back are information about the product which is mainly the ingredients and then a little information on the product. You will also find that it states than the product will last for 3 months once opened, after this time you must disregard.


        *** The wipes ***


        Compared to other wipes these are really good quality, I wouldn't say they are as thick as Johnson's wipes nor as big, but they are just as strong and I have regularly used them for wiping of dirty stains and it bring sham of with ease and very little effort

        With them being sensitive there isn't that much of a smell to them, they do smell a little but I couldn't really say WHAT they smell of, it just reminds me of babies, but don't worry it's a nice smell!

        As the wipes are sensitive they are very delicate on the skin and I used them for my daughter from almost the day she was born, they are mild enough for her face too and they have never bought her out in any kind of rash.

        I also found when she had nappy rash other wipes I used made her very uncomfortable as they were quite strong and really made her sore, I swapped to these and they are so mild its like using water, and they also have no alcohol in them so they didn't hurt her at all.

        There are many places you can get these wipes from, I usually pick mine up form Tesco and to be honest I'm not normally that fussy in wipes but I do like to buy name brand, so whenever these are on offer I tend to pick up a load to last me. This last pack were a pack of 8 for £6 which works out less than £1 a pack which is what I call an offer.


        Conclusion


        You can never really have enough wipes, whether you have children or not they come in handy, a friend of mine has no children and she regularly has a packet in her car for' emergencies'

        They are really cheap tot buy if you shop around, usually boots, Tesco or Asda will have them on offer (you can almost guarantee one of them will!)

        The wipes are really mild on your skin so really good for children or for yourself especially if you have sensitive skin.

        Really good value all around and one I will look to buy in the future.

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          17.03.2010 20:26
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          nice juice

          *** Packaging ***



          The drink comes in a 1 litre plastic bottle, the bottle is mainly clear with a single paper label wrapped around it. On the front of the label is the Robinsons logo and then a picture of a girl picking apples.

          On the back of the label you will find information about the product, this includes key points about the products and what ingredients it has in it. It also includes nutritional information for the drink.



          *** Product ***



          The drink is obviously a liquid that has the consistency of water and is a very dark red colour.

          For adults I would recommend adding part juice to every 4 parts water, this gives you a very strong tasting flavour of blackcurrant and a hint of apple coming through.

          Be very careful with this juice as if you spill it, it's quite difficult to get the stains out.

          I also find that there is a nice fragrance to the juice, although it is apple AND blackcurrant it smells a lot like blackcurrant, this goes the same for the taste as it tastes just like blackcurrant.



          *** Nutritional Information ***


          Per 100ml of concentrate:


          Energy - 9cal

          Protein - 0.1g

          Carbohydrate - 1.2g

          Sugars - 1.2g



          *** Conclusion ***



          I originally bought this product for my daughter as a different taste to water or milk, she immediately took a shine to it as you can make it as strong or as weak as you like. For babies or young children I would recommend that you use only half the amount of concentrate that you would for yourself as it can be quite strong.

          The product costs usually about £1 a bottle although at the moment you can pick 2 up for £1.50 making them 75p each. The flavour is really tasty and makes a welcomes change to plain water, like I stated before it tastes a lot like blackcurrant thought as you can't really taste that much apple in it.

          The bottle usually lasts me about 2 weeks but it depends on how much you drink but the good thing about this product (especially for kids) is that it has no added sugar unlike a lot of other concentrates so it makes it a little better for them to drink. I wouldn't recommend you give it them all the time as it still contains a bit of sugar but it's certainly a lot healthier than some ive had in the past.

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            15.03.2010 09:11
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            good invention

            This product is a freshener for your toilet that sticks to the inside of your toilet bowl and help keep it smelling nice and fresh.


            I believe the RRP of these are around £3 which is quite expensive for what they do, however if you shop around you can regularly get them for the £2 mark or sometimes even lower. I usually get mine from home bargains at around £1.50.


            They come in a cardboard box but the actual product comes in a blue plastic tube which you have to put together (its not difficult don't worry)


            On the tube there aren6 bigger holes on the side and each time you use the product it will move down to a different hole.


            Coming out of the blue tube is a clear plastic tube with the product inside, and then at the bottom of this is a blue cap; if you remove the cap you will see a green coloured gel.


            To use the product you take off the cap and place the base flush to your toilet, you then push in the button and move the button down a hole, you then remove the tube away from the toilet and it will leave a circular green blob stuck to your toilet.


            The gel it quite sticky to try not to get it on your hands, if you do you must wash them straight away, as you remove the cap, you can immediately smell the strong fragrance of lime, it smells very fresh and clean and this transfers into your toilet.


            The best place I have found to put in is at the front of your toilet where the water falls, as soon as the water hit's the gel you can immediately smell the fresh scent.


            I also noticed that even without flushing the toilet if the door is shut in the bathroom when I open it you can really smell the toilet duck.


            I can't say there are any negatives about this product, it sticks realty well to your toilet and you needed touch anything to its very clean and germ free.


            The only really negative is the RRP price, as I think £3 is very expensive but like I said if your shop around you can get it for half the price


            The other thing I like about this product is how long it lasts, each flush you get the same freshness and after roughly 50 flushes you can then change it, and there are 6 holes so it lasts ages!


            I really good new invention and I have never gone back to caged toilet fresheners.

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              14.03.2010 11:01
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              really good product

              ** Packaging **


              The Vaseline comes in a small sized tin which is mainly green in colour. On the top of the lid is the products name and the fact that it is pocket size

              On the back of the tin is the size (which is 20g) and also information on what ingredients are in the product.


              ** Product **


              The actual Vaseline is moulded into the tin, its very firm so it will not run out of the tin if you tip it upside down, be careful where you store it though as I left mine in my bag which was left in the sun and it ran inside my bag and covered everything - it was a nightmare to get off!

              The Vaseline is like a pale yellow colour and to touch it feels quite greasy, after I have used it I always have to wash my hands as if you rub it in it still leaves a greasy substance on your hands.

              It does have a slight smell to it, but not very strong and it's not fragranced either, it just smells of, well, Vaseline!


              ** What does it do? **


              This Vaseline is mainly for the lips, there are other versions of this out, the blue one is the original and then they made the aloe Vera version, which obviously includes some aloe Vera which is known for its moisturising properties, its also known to cure any skin ailment so really good if you have chapped lips or burn them in the sun.

              It's really simple to use, you simply place a small amount on your fingers, and then rub in into your lips. It won't rub in completely and will leave your lips with a clear shine to them. It does eventually absorb into the lips after about 20 minutes.

              I actually sometime wear this rather than lip-gloss as it gives you the same effect, but it is working to moisturise your lips at the same time.


              ** Can you use it anywhere else? **


              Yes, you can. Ideally it is made for your lips but there are no given rules you have to use it on them. Especially with it containing aloe Vera, if you have a rash or a burn on another part of your body, simply apply a layer to the area.

              This will then create a barrier against anything getting into it and stop infection; it will also work on healing the skin.


              ** How much and where to buy **


              You can get these pots from pretty much anywhere now, I still get mine from boots, and they can vary in price but they are usually around 99p, which is actually cheaper than the yellow tin and the red tin.

              I have seen this product as low at 49p at some shops or 2 for £1, so shop around if you are thinking of purchasing it.


              ** Summary **


              I really like this product as it has a lot of uses, it's very small so fit perfectly in your pocket or handbag and you can carry with you all the time. You don't have to use that much either so a tin will last a while and let's face it, its only £1 to buy.

              A word of warning is to keep it out sunlight or heat otherwise it will just turn into a liquid mess, if this does happen if you let it cool it will go back but probably not snug into the tin like it did before.

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              13.03.2010 11:33
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              really let down by this film

              After seeing the first film I have been dying to get my hands on the DVD New Moon and have long anticipated its release, none of my friends had seen it so I had high expectations that it would follow the original film Twilight.


              *** The Plot ***


              The story begins and shows Bella having a dream about her introducing her grandmother to Edward, however on closer inspection she is actually looking in the mirror of her own reflection and she is actually this old lady with this young looking boy.

              That first opening is really surreal and quite engaging, unfortunately the film then takes a lot to get going and we are introduced again to Bella's friend Jake, Edwards decides to leave town and basically dumps Bella (although there isn't much of a climax) she then finds that the only way to see Edwards is through adrenaline and he appears to here every time she does something dangerous as he warns her off.

              Desperate to see him she takes up motor bike racing but needs a bike, this is where she calls on friend Jake, and it is here they grow closer.....

              Victoria (the evil vampire) still makes her appearances now and then as she is still on the kill for Bella.

              Again the story then goes back to Bella and Jakes relationship which is all a bit boring, and the Jake leaves Bella (again not very climatic!)

              Bella can't understand why and goes to see Jake, she then finds out he has actually become a werewolf and huts down vampires. There is a small scene where the werewolves chase off Victoria and she escapes, then it goes back to the story of Bella and Jake.

              Towards the end of the film Bella is so desperate to see Edwards she cliff dives (lots of adrenaline) but she manages to knock herself out, however Jake saves her. In the meantime Edwards sister vampire Alice can see into the future and obvious sees this happen but she doesn't see Jake save her as werewolf powers seem to block out vampires.

              Alice returns to town expecting to see Bella dead, but she isn't, only Edwards's mum doesn't know that and tells Edwards Bella is dead.

              Being unable to deal with this Alice looks into the future and sees that Edward is going to reveal himself to the world which for a vampire brings the crime of death, as Edward cannot bare to be without her.

              What will happen to Edward? Does Bella get there in time? And who does Bella choose, Edward or Jake??



              *** Opinion ***



              In my opinion this is no where near as good as the first DVD, the story was extremely slow to start and there was hardly any action, even the bits where there should have been action it lacked climax and drama.

              The opening was really good and very surreal but then the story just seems to plod along with information rather than anything really happening.

              The introduction of the character Jake and he being a werewolf brought a lot of controversy but they could have done so much more with this than they did.

              In fact the most action happened in the last 20 minutes of the film and even that is quite predicable and there are not any real twists going on that you couldn't have guess for yourself.

              I was really disappointed that we didn't see as much of the character Edward who featured a lot in the first film, as I think he plays a really good part and is clearly in love with Bella, however again we only really see him in the first 15 minutes of the film and then the last 15 minutes of the film. We do see a lot of Bella and a lot of Jake but they don't really do anything so it really let the film down.

              There were no great special effects that I can recall and to be honest I was itching with anticipation throughout the film but that spark never came and I felt quite disappointed when it had finished.

              I now await the third film and I really hope they do a better job than they did of this one, as this one was a real let down.

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                12.03.2010 10:40
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                good product!

                A lot if not all babies get some form of cradle cap, when my daughter was about 2 months old she developed it quite badly, and had a rather large thick layer of the stuff covering her scalp. I went to Tesco and bought this product which cost me just under £2 for a 125ml bottle.


                *** Packaging ***


                The product is contained in a plastic bottle which is white in colour, the bottle is very plain and quite unattractive, and however that didn't bother me as I bought it to do a job.

                On the front of the bottle is the products name and a little description and on the back is information on how to use the product and the ingredients that are in the product


                *** The Shampoo ***


                The first thing you will notice about the shampoo is the smell, its not a nasty smell but its quite strong and smells a little more clinical than scented. It does have rose perfume in it that takes the edge of the smell but it by no means smells of roses!

                The liquid is a little thinner than your average shampoo and is a clear colour.


                *** Directions ***


                To get the best out of the shampoo you need to wet your babies head slightly with mild water and then pour a very small amount onto your fingers (you don't need much) you then massage the shampoo onto your babies head. Once you have done this I always did it a second time to ensure faster clearance of the cradle cap.


                *** Summary ***


                After a week you will definitely notice the difference, I used this every other day on my daughter and it had almost completely disappeared after a week. There were little bits left behind but after 2 weeks it had completely cleared up

                On the bottle it does state to continue use to maintain clean and healthy hair and this is a must as I made that mistake and stopped using it. After a couple of months I noticed little bits had started to return and then finally her whole head was covered again so I had to start the process over again.

                I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a child suffering with cradle cap, the shampoo works extremely well, it doesn't smell great but it does the job and if you are worried about the smell just rub a bit of talcum powder in their hair and it will soon smell nice again.

                As stated about, you definitely need to continue using it for aftercare otherwise it will just return and you will be back to square one.

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                11.03.2010 10:59
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                cleans nails with litle effort

                Superdrug have a couple of their own branded nail varnish removers, I opted for this one as it contains conditioner and I have found in the past that certain nail varnishes are really harsh and can actually make them worse for drying out and becoming brittle.



                This is a Superdrug own brand and I believe it cost me 92p for a 250ml bottle, you can tell this one apart from the rest because it is purple in colour where the others are blue and orange.


                The bottle is pretty plain and stands roughly 20cm tall, it is a cylinder shape and had a screw top lid.


                On the back of the bottle is a little bit of information about the nail varnish remover and then directly underneath is direction of use.
                It also has the ingredients listed and then a large paragraph on safety and advice



                The liquid is a water based solution, and smells a lot like normal nail varnish, its quite a sharp smell so you don't want to go sticking your nose down the bottle. Having said that, it's not at strong as some removers I have tried in the past and I believe this is due to the fact it has conditioner in it.


                The best way to use this product is by getting a piece of cotton wool, placing it on the end of the bottle, tipping up the bottle and then placing it back down. There then will be a small amount of remover on your cotton wool piece, the longer you hold the remover upside down the more you will get on the cotton wool.


                Once you have down this you then apply the cotton wool to each nail and make a rubbing motion as if you were scrubbing it off. The good this about his product is that it takes even the darkest polish of your nails with much trouble (I use black)


                It does leave a smell on your hands so I always wash them afterward, especially if you're going to eat after, you don't want to taste the nail varnish remover on your sandwich.



                After a few days of using this, I did notice that my nails weren't as dry as before which a real plus as the last thing you want to happen is your nails start breaking because of the remover you are using.


                I have stopped using these kinds of products in the past as they wrecked my nails but I have so say so far this has been excellent and really kept my nails moisturized. I must add that I do use hand cream on top of this but nevertheless it is an excellent product, and at 92p a tube, you can't really go wrong with it.

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                • Clarks Shoes & Sandals / Shoes / 42 Readings / 37 Ratings
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                  09.03.2010 21:25
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                  good quality shoes

                  My first memories of Clarks shoes were when I was about 7 or 8 and I needed proper shoes for 'big school' the best thing I remember were the measuring units used to measure your feet, they have a smallish hole for you to put your feet it and then the assistant presses a button, this then activates the machine and the blocks move in on your feet and stop when they touch your feet that then gives a reading to your size


                  I loved nothing better than going into Clarks to get the best pair of kickers shoes I could find as when I was at school Clarks shoes were classed as one of the trendiest brands to have....


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                  Now days I think Clarks has lost that status now with a lot more companies now selling designer shoes, and I have to confess that I haven't been in here to shop for myself for some time now, however I have bought my daughter a pair of 'cruising' shoes from here which were designed to help her as she begin to walk.


                  They cost £20 which is expensive for a pair of baby shoes but well worth the money, although they don't last very long as their feet grow so quickly they are made with great quality material and the majority of the babies shoes come with flashers (shoes that flash when they walk)


                  They also do a range of 'crawler' shoes which are very soft but have grip on them to aid with crawling and then a 'walker' shoes with a hard base for when they have established walking.


                  I was very impressed with the service I received and as it was my daughters first proper pair of shoes, they measure their feet (only using a manual machine now L ) they have their own 'my first shoes' box and they also get their photo taken and this is all for free.


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                  Like I have stated about I haven't shopped in Clarks for a while for shoes for myself, because I do find them quite expensive, although I have to say any shoes I have bought have lasted me a lot longer than the usual shoes I buy!


                  I don't think Clarks have really kept up with the modern trends, but they definitely are worth the money for the comfort they give you. I have a trusty black pair of boots I have had for years now and they get comfier the more I wear them!


                  I really think that Clarks is either for the very young or for the more older generation and I don't really think they cater for the in-between, having said that it's just my opinion as I don't particularly like the styles in there.


                  I would definitely recommend taking your children in here to get their shoes and also if you're after a shoe with a lot of comfort definitely try Clarks!

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                    08.03.2010 15:56
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                    ok product

                    *** Packaging ***


                    This product comes in a blue tin which is a circular shape, on the front of the tin is the V05 logo followed by the name of the product

                    On the bottom of the tin is further information about the product including best ways to use the product and also ingredients contained in the product.

                    The tin is has 75ml worth of clay and cost me £2.47 from boots and ive had the tin approximately 8 months so it really last a long time.


                    *** Product ***


                    Once you lift off the lid, the clay is light grey in colour that has a very thick consistency and it looks very smooth.

                    The second thing to comment on is the scent, its smells lovely! Unlike other hair products I have had this smells gorgeous, it smells very fresh and seems to have a slight hint of citrus.

                    To touch, the clay feels very waxy and a little bit greasy; the good thing about this product is that it doesn't leave a sticky residue on your hands after you have used it.


                    *** Directions ***


                    To get the best out of the clay I only apply when my hair is dried, I find that if I use it when my hair is wet it makes it extremely greasy and doesn't hold as well.

                    I tend to get a small amount and gently rub it between my fingers to warm it up a little, I then apply it sparingly as you really don't need a lot.

                    Once you have applied it, it pretty much comes straight off your fingers with a little water.


                    *** Does it work? ***


                    I would say it works for a short time, it works really well into the hair and means that it's very versatile in styling, however if it rains, your in trouble. A little bit of water will completely ruin the style and seems to wash it out almost immediately.

                    I also wouldn't use it if you are going anywhere windy as it doesn't seem to hold as well.


                    *** Summary ***


                    This product is ok, I bought it with the intention of going to a party to keep my hair in place, and I have to say it did, it is really easy to work with and moulds your hair fantastically.

                    However I wouldn't recommend it if you are going anywhere outdoors where there is a chance of wind or rain because it doesn't sustain your style.

                    It smells great and doesn't leave a sticky mess on your hands which is excellent and it just under £2.50 a pot its great value as you only need a very small amount so the pot lasts ages.

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                      07.03.2010 10:39
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                      good!

                      *** Packaging ***



                      The buttons comes I a mainly blue plastic packet, at the bottom of the packet is information about the nutritional value and also a fun picture to make them interesting for the kids

                      On the back of the product is further information about the product including a more detailed nutritional value and ingredients



                      *** Taste ***



                      I do think that you can tell the difference between these and Cadburys buttons, the Cadburys have a lot stronger taste where as these buttons seem a little less chocolaty and a little creamier.

                      I buy these for my daughter who loves chocolate and I very much doubt she can tell the difference in taste.

                      They look the same; in fact you probably get a lot more buttons than your average branded bag. They are also a bit bigger inside.



                      *** Good for kids ***



                      These are great for kids as the packet it fun and there is just enough for them to be satisfied but not too big that they over indulge.

                      The buttons are very creamy and melt very easily in the mouth making them perfect for older and younger kids alike.

                      Obviously this product isn't just for kids, they are just who I meanly buy them for, personally myself - I love them!



                      *** Price ***



                      These are sold as Tesco located on the chocolate isle, they are 38p to buy single packet, but at the moment they are 3 for £1.

                      This compared to the Cadburys ones they are much cheaper.



                      *** Nutritional Info ***



                      70g (full bag)

                      Per half bag:

                      Calories - 190kcal
                      Sugar - 19.7g
                      Fat - 11g
                      Saturates - 7.1g
                      Salt - trace



                      *** Overall Opinion ***


                      I think these are a bargain, they are great quality and my daughter loves them. They are really milky and creamy and are just the right size.

                      They are quite fattening so I tend to give half a bag at a time as for a younger child it would be too much for them to eat the whole bag!

                      They are quite high in saturated fat also, so again I would only give them, sparingly and not give them hen everyday.

                      With the packet being small they are easy to carry around and at 38p a bag they are excellent value for money.

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                      • Claire's / Highstreet Shopping / 27 Readings / 25 Ratings
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                        *** The Shop ***



                        Clare's accessories sell a wide variety of products from headbands to handbags, they are very much a girls shop and I used to regularly shop in here when I was a little younger. Now I am older is still go in here from time to time as although they are for younger girls, I still buy my hair accessories from here and also earrings.



                        *** The Staff ***



                        The staff have a always been very friendly and are very good on their product knowledge, whenever I have been in the shop the staff know all the offers that are on and always seem to know where everything is!

                        They also are very well mannered particularly in the store near me and always remember their please and thankyous.



                        *** Products ***



                        They sell a wide variety of accessories for all ages, they do things for young girls and lots of pretty things too that I have often bought for my niece. They also sell a lot of funky emo type accessories which is quite trendy at the moment with younger girls.

                        You can pretty much get any type of accessory from claries; they also stock a wide variety of belts, scarves, makeup and bags.



                        *** Prices ***



                        It really depends what you are going for, as stated before I tend to buy all my headbands from here and they roughly cost £3-£4 which think is really good value. I do think that their jewellery can be a little overpriced especially as most of it is just costume jewellery.

                        Quite often they have offers on a number of products such as recently they had 5 sale items for a £5 and I managed to pick up 5 lovely handbags which will suit different member of my family.

                        They also usually do 3 for 2 on jewellery and as stated I like to get my earrings from here as they do nickel free ones which are a lot dearer than the normal ones but because they are specialised, I don't mind paying for them



                        *** Quality ***



                        The good thing I have always found with Claire's is that the products are made very well, although you do pay a little over what you would in the likes of Primark, the accessories are made much better!

                        The jewellery is quite sturdy, and doesn't feel as thought its going to break in your hands.

                        I have to say though that the makeup they sell just didn't do it for me, I tried some of their nail varnish which cost about £4, and it was really runny and came off very easily. Apart from that though everything else I have ever bought from there has been excellent.



                        *** Final Thoughts ***



                        I don't really shop here much form myself anymore, as I think I outgrew most of the products, however my niece adores things from here so I often shop here for her birthday or Christmas presents.

                        I have always found the prices to be good for the quality of the products that you get, I also should mention that I actually got me ears pierced here, with no problems at all and the staff were lovely and friendly as I was scared to death!

                        All in all a really good shop, and very different to most shops, but definitely a girls shop in my opinion

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                        • Knorr Stock Pots / Sauces / Soups / 43 Readings / 42 Ratings
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                          05.03.2010 13:33
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                          great to add flavour to dishes

                          I have only just started to buy these because I decided I was sick of paying for supermarket tinned soup and wanted to make my own.

                          First of all I will comment on the price, roughly cost just under £2 for 8 stock pots which works out at about 25p per pot. Now compared to oxo cubes they do cost slightly more but if you break it down that each stock pot makes at least 3 hearty potions of soup, whereas 3 tins on Heinz soup would cost about £2.20 so it's still much cheaper.



                          The products come in a cardboard box with all the information about the stock pot on the front, and it also includes the nutritional breakdown and ingredients

                          Inside the cardboard box are individual small pots which have the stock inside. To access them you have to remove the lid.

                          The stock pot looks like a jelly and smells delicious! Its smells very meaty and flavoursome.



                          As states I like to use this to make soups and for those who are interested this is how I use the stock pot for chicken soup:

                          1) Simmer chicken bones for 2 hours in a pan of water with lid on
                          2) Sieve the liquid to ensure all the bones and other bits and pieces are not in the mixture.
                          3) Leave liquid to cool and then remove the layer of fat that would has floated to the top
                          4) Bring back to the boil and add potatoes and stock (plus and other vegetables you like)
                          5) Once potatoes are cooked you can add corn flour if you wish to thicken it.



                          A lot of people don't use shop bought stock for soup, but adding the knorrs stockpot really brings out the flavour of the meat and in my opinions adds a great deal to the taste.


                          Nutritional information:


                          Per 100ml of prepared stock

                          Calories - 5
                          Sugars - 0.2g
                          Fat - 0.4g
                          Saturates - 0.2g
                          Salt - 1.12g



                          As you can see, calorie and fat content is very low making this stockpot quite good for you and you can eat plenty without really having to worry about your waste line.

                          The only problem with these pots is they are quite salty so I find that if you add less salt whilst preparing it, you won't over salt it and you should get the right balance

                          You can also use stockpots in a whole range of foods, the beef ones are very nice in Sheppard's pie or casseroles and the vegetable stock is very nice is stews.

                          They really do add flavour to a dish, and I would rather pay 25p to get added flavour to my food than try and do it myself and probably end up making a mess of the meal.

                          I would definitely recommend these stock pots to anyone who wishes to ass flavour to their dishes, of course there are people who probably won't use these and they can make it from scratch, but for people like me who can't, it's such a welcome addition to my cupboard!

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                            04.03.2010 11:11
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                            great for early brushing

                            *** Packaging ***



                            Milk Teeth toothpaste comes in a predominately white coloured cardboard box which is rectangular in shape, it has the words Milk Teeth written across the front of the box in multi coloured lettering.

                            On the back of the products box is information on how to use the product and how to get the best out of the product, it also states that the product can be used from aged 0-3 years.

                            Inside the box is the tube of toothpaste which is smaller than your average tube of toothpaste, which also states the majority of information that is on the box. It also includes the ingredients that are in the product.



                            *** Product ***



                            The consistency of the toothpaste is of average thickness (about the same as adult toothpaste) it is all white in colour and has no extra bit in it. It smells quite minty, but as it is children's toothpaste it isn't a very strong minty smell.

                            The taste reflects the scent of the toothpaste, it does taste minty but it's not an overpowering taste otherwise it would be too strong for their little mouths.

                            To use the product, for children under 3 years, you only need a smear of toothpaste to minimise swallowing the toothpaste.

                            It also states on the packet that for children under 6 years you are able to use a pea sized amount of toothpaste.

                            For best results it is advised to brush twice a day.



                            *** Summary ***


                            I started using this product as soon as my daughter got her first teeth, when she first got them I would gently rub her teeth with it as you only need to do it for a short period of time because it is quite difficult to keep a 6 month old still. When she got to aged one, I initially brush her teeth for her, but they give her the toothbrush as it teaches her to do it herself (although she only used to suck it!)

                            I think it's great that there is toothpaste made specifically for babies as their teeth are just as important as adult teeth, and especially as they are developing it is extremely important to keep their teeth clean.

                            Plus, it stops them from getting bad breath.

                            The toothpaste cost me £1.14 from Tesco which I believe is really good value as you only need to use a tiny amount, the first time I bought it though, I did end up throwing it away as it has a 12 month life span on.

                            I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with young children, it's cheap to buy and keeps their teeth nice and clean!

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                          • Robin Hood (DVD) / DVD / 40 Readings / 40 Ratings
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                            03.03.2010 12:06
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                            film for all the family

                            This is the animated version of Robin Hood, and I am not ashamed to say I got rather excited when this got released on DVD, having owned the VHS copy for years and being unable to watch it as I had no video player!



                            The story is all about the journey of Robin Hood and how he literately robs the rich to feed the poor. Robin is featured a as fox in this film which suits his character quite well as foxes are clever and cunning, and they also pinch things! So being a fox was quite fitting for him.

                            The love of his life Maid Marion is obviously also a fox, again a great resemblance and foxes are a beautiful creature and she is very graceful.



                            At first Robin is afraid that Marion will not recognise him and so he dresses up in a disguise at the local archery tournament. Thankfully she recognised him but unfortunately so does his enemy Prince John.

                            Prince John resembles a lion, but not a fully grown lion, he is more of an adolescent as he doesn't have a mane. This is a perfect match as he is very devious and obviously wants to be the king of the pack but has always had to play second fiddle to his older brother King Richard. Prince John will do anything to get his hands on Robin Hood as he has embarrassed him far too many times.

                            As the story progresses, we meet a whole herd of characters, including Robin Hoods little follows, 3 baby rabbits and a tortoise called Toby. We also meet Robin's very good friend Little John - the bear. Again very fitting because although he looks quite scary in his size, he is very caring and loveable.

                            Hiss is Prince John's right hand man, the snake! He is very cunning and sly! He worships the prince and hates Robin Hood!

                            Friar Tuck I believe is a badger, he is the local priest, during the story he gets arrested and put in jail, Prince John then decides to hang him to try and capture Robin Hood.

                            Will Robin Hood get there in time??



                            I cannot describe how much I like this film, the music in the film fits perfectly within the story. The opening song sings of Robin Hood and Little John, it's a very catchy opening and gets the viewers attention straight away.

                            " The Phoney King of England" a really fun song when Robin Hood rescues Maid Marion from the castle, this comes in the middle of the story and is a really lively song and features all the characters dancing around to a folk tune!

                            "Not in Nottingham" features in a sad part of the story when the whole town seems to be locked up because they can't pay their taxes. It's a really sad part in the story and is actually quite moving to say it's a cartoon.



                            There are other songs in the film but these are the 3 I like the best, ive watched this film from a very young age and I still watch it now, I would recommend this to anyone especially if you haven't seen it! The DVD version is great as the picture is now enhanced and you can see it much clearer! Thank goodness for technology!

                            You can but it from most places you can pick it up for just under £10 if you search on the internet, at the moment you can get it for £8.42 from selectcheaper.com

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