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      19.10.2014 21:16
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      Advantages

      • "absorbs quickly"
      • "feels light"
      • "lovely fresh scent"
      • moisturising

      Disadvantages

      • "not as moisturising as other lotions/butters"

      Light and Fresh Aloe Lotion

      THE PRODUCT:
      Vaseline claims that this lotion leaves your skin feeling light and fresh. The lotion absorbs quickly without leaving your skin feeling greasy. It contains pure aloe + stratys 3 which gives you multi-layer moisture at the top, core and even the deep down layers of skin. Vaseline has a huge range of skin care products and has been caring for skin since 1870. The lotion comes in a plastic bottle which is a light green colour which represents that this is an Aloe product from their range. The bottle is quite flat but holds 200ml of the light feeling lotion. The lid to the bottle is a slightly darker green colour and this flips back to reveal a small hole in which the lotion dispenses out of. When squeezing the bottle very slightly to smell the product I can smell a lovely fresh, aloe scent which smells lovely. On the back of the bottle it tells you a little about the product and how to apply it. It also lists the ingredients as well.

      PRICE:
      This product is available from Boots and Superdrug stores for £2.99 for a 200ml bottle.

      USING THE PRODUCT:
      I sometimes use this after a bath as I find it helps in moisture. After patting my skin dry I flipped open the lid and squeezed a small amount of the lotion into the palm of my hand. The lotion is white in colour and looks slightly glossy. The cream felt slightly cooling on my skin and it felt nice and soft. I could smell the lovely fresh scent of the product which I loved. I continued to apply this all over my body. The lotion didn’t irritate my skin or make the eczema patches which I have feel sore at all. I like that the lotion felt nice and light on the skin and didn’t take too long to soak in. In the morning my skin felt nice and soft but the scent of the product could no longer be smelt. My skin didn’t feel as soft as it would if using something such as body butter, but it still felt moisturised.

      OVERALL OPINION:
      I like to use this lotion before getting dressed in the morning because it does feel light on my skin and it absorbs quite quickly so that I can get dressed shortly after applying it. I love the fresh scent that the lotion has to it and when applying it to my skin I also like that the lotion feels slightly cooling, which would make it a great lotion for using in the summer. The packaging to this product is very simple but you can clearly see it’s a Vaseline product. I did find the product moisturising although not as moisturising as thicker lotions or body butter. In terms of value I think the lotion is very reasonable. If you like to use a nice light lotion with a gorgeous fresh scent then I would definitely recommend this one.

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        16.10.2014 22:00
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        Advantages

        • cheap
        • "not too greasy"
        • softens
        • soothes
        • "instant relief"
        • "smells nice"

        Disadvantages

        • "nothing I can think of"

        A lovely lip balm for sore, dry lips.

        THE PRODUCT:
        I am reviewing a product from the Vaseline Lip Therapy range. This product is part of the cocoa butter range and is enriched with cocoa butter which gives your lips the nourishment they need to feel and look soft and smooth. The stick formula also contains Pro-vitamin E. The product comes on a cardboard backing and it clearly has the Vaseline logo on the packaging so you can see what brand it is. There is a little information on the back of the packaging such as what the product contains and how to use it. The product itself is mainly a light brown colour which shows that it’s from the Cocoa Butter range. The bottom of the packaging is white and this is the bit your twist to push the stick up ready to apply it. On the packaging it again states the name of the brand and also states that it’s SPF 15.

        PRICE/AVAILABILITY:
        I purchased the product from my local Boots store for around £1.99 which I thought was reasonable.

        USING THE PRODUCT:
        The actual Vaseline stick is a beige like colour and it smells lovely, just like cocoa butter. Because this is a stick formula I found the product really easy to apply, especially when on the go as I don’t have to worry about having clean fingers before applying it to my lips as I can just twist the stick and apply it straight to my lips. When applying the product it feels smooth and slightly soothing as well which was nice. My lips instantly felt moisturised after applying it and they looked moisturised. They didn’t look glossy although they did have a nice sheen to them. I didn’t find the lip balm too greasy unlike the Vaseline you get in the tins. Some lip balms I have tried in the past have left a white residue on my lips but this one doesn’t do that at all. This lip balm doesn’t really taste of anything. I applied some of this to my dry, sore lips before going to bed and when waking up in the morning they were already looking and feeling a lot better.

        I would definitely purchase this product again as it made my lips not only feel better but look better very quickly. I think it’s really good value for money and I highly recommend it.

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        16.10.2014 11:23
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        Advantages

        • "fun item to use"
        • "smells nice at first"

        Disadvantages

        • "no real difference to skin"
        • "no scent once used"

        A Magic Wand that takes the scent away.

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        The Product
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        The bubble bar is re-useable meaning you can use it for a few baths rather than just one. The bubble bar is star shaped and is a nice pink colour which I found quite nice despite not being a huge fan of pink. It has a pink piece of string with a small metal bell hanging from it which makes the wand sound magical when swirling it in the bath. The stick which holds the bubble bar is made from wood and seems quite thin, although it holds the bubble bar perfectly fine. The bubble bar has a delicious, sweet candy scent which I love. The smell is the same from the Snow Fairy Shower Gel. I love the bubble bars from Lush as I find that you do get your monies worth as you can use them between 2-3 baths rather than just in one go like the bath bombs. I also like the super soft bubbles that most of the bubble bars create as well as I find that all their products are gentle and kind to my skin.

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        Price/Availability
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        I purchase the bubble bar from my local Lush store for £5.25 which I didn't think was all that bad.

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        Using the Product
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        I turned the taps on and allowed the bath to fill a little with water, and then I swished the wand around in the water just underneath where the water was falling from the tap. I spent a few seconds swishing the wand around. It started to create a few bubbles there and then but I couldn’t really smell the candy scent of the product very much. I placed the wand on the side ready to try out for the next use. The bubble bar created a nice amount of soft bubbles that felt lovely and soft on my skin. Even when in the bath I couldn’t smell the sweet scent of the product which was very dissapointing. I did feel a little pampered though with the nice amount of bubbles in the bath which lasted until I drained the water out. I didn’t really feel as though there was a huge difference to my skin after patting it dry but the product hadn’t irritated it or dried it out which was good.

        I like the idea of this product and the fact that it’s been made into a wand makes it fun to use. Although the product smells lovely to start off, I couldn’t smell the product when in the bath which I was dissapointed by. The bubble bar creates a lovely amount of bubbles though although they don’t smell like snow fairy like Lush suggest.

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        15.10.2014 21:30
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        Advantages

        • "good value"
        • "easy to apply"
        • "kind to skin"
        • moisturising

        Disadvantages

        • "not keen on the smell"
        • "can be a little greasy"

        Nivea Soft for smooth, soft skin.

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        The Product
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        This product has jojoba oil in it and contains even more moisturising care. It also has a refreshing effect on your skin, whilst the Vitamin E helps to protect the skins natural structure. I don’t often use Nivea products, but I find their prices reasonable so may purchase something from the Nivea range if I am a little low on money or have some points on my Boots card to spend. The cream comes in a round plastic tub which is white in colour. The blue Nivea logo stands out clearly on the side and on the top of the lid. On the top of the lid it clearly states what the product is and it also states that it’s suitable for face, hands and body. On the side of the pot it tells you that the product contains jojoba oil and Vitamin E. On the bottom of the pot is a round label which lists the ingredients.

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        Price/Availability
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        I purchased a 200ml pot of the cream from my local Boots store where it was priced at £4.28 which I thought was reasonable.

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        Using the Product
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        The cream has a light scent to it, although I wasn’t sure whether I liked this or not. The cream itself is white in colour and looks thick although when applying it to the skin it goes on smoothly and feels slightly silky. A little of this cream goes a long way otherwise I find that it can make you skin feel and look a little greasy. The scent from the cream does stay on your skin for a while. The cream was very kind to my skin and didn’t cause it any irritation at all, despite having sensitive skin. When waking up in the morning my skin not only felt smooth and soft but it looked smooth and soft as well. When applying the cream in the evening and going to bed I found that the scent of the product is no longer on your skin in the morning. The cream made the slightly drier parts of my body such as the knees and elbows a lot softer.

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        Overall Opinion
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        I really liked this cream despite not being too keen on the smell and I was impressed at how soft and smooth it made my skin. In terms of value I think the product is very reasonable and as you only need to use a little at a time it also makes it long lasting as well. I would definitely consider this product for future purchase.

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          14.10.2014 15:23
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          Advantages

          • "kills 99.9% bacteria"
          • "girls will love the pink colour"
          • "smells nice"

          Disadvantages

          • "made my hands feel/look dry"

          Children will love that their hands smell of sweeties.

          THE PRODUCT:

          The antibacterial hand wash has been created to make hand washing fun. The product effectively removes dirt and germs and the special blend of moisturisers helps keep your skin feeling soft. It kills 999% of bacteria and is dermatologically tested by experts. The hand wash comes in a clear plastic bottle which is handy as you can see when the product is running low. The bottle is a square like shape, although it does have rounded edges to it and goes in slightly at the middle. The pump dispenser is white and you will need to turn this to the one position before using the hand wash. On the front of the bottle it clearly states what the product is and that it kills 99.9% of bacteria. On the back you can find out a little more information about the product and also a list of ingredients. You can clearly see that the hand wash is a bright pink colour which would probably appeal to girls a lot more than it would to boys.



          PRICE/AVAILABILITY:

          I purchased a 250ml bottle of the hand wash from my local Boots store where it's on offer for £1.00. The full price of this item is around £1.85.





          USING THE PRODUCT:

          I wet my hands under the running tap and then pressed down on the pump once and a small amount of the pink coloured liquid came out. The consistency of the product seemed to be gel like, although it wasn't too thick. I rubbed my hands together and as I did so I could smell the Strawberry Lace scent of the product. This was a nice scent although I did think it smelt a little odd at the same time. The hand wash lathered up a little so my hands felt as though they were getting a really good clean. After washing my hands, they felt nice and clean and they had a light scent on them which was quite nice. I did find that the scent seemed to disappear quite quickly though. I have to admit that I actually found this product to be quite drying on my hands and although I didn't notice this straight away I did an hour or so after washing my hands as they looked a little dry and felt slightly tight as well. I actually felt the need to apply some hand cream which I happened to keep in my bag that I take to work.



          OVERALL OPINION:

          Due to the product making my hands feel and look dry I probably wouldn't purchase it again although I think children will really like this handwash and they will love that their hands smell of sweeties. I definitely prefer the bubblegum handwash to this one.



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          14.10.2014 12:24
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          Advantages

          • "kind to eyes"
          • "easy to apply"
          • "enhances eye colour"
          • "brightens eyes"

          Disadvantages

          • "not waterproof"
          • price

          Bright Blue Eyes

          THE PRODUCT:
          The mascara contains light-reflecting particles which help to intensify your natural eye colour. This product has been developed using the principles of colour theory and the metallic tones brings intensity to blue, green and brown eyes. The mascara not only intensifies eye colour but also volumises lashes which helps to increase lash size. The mascara comes in a long tube which is black and white. The bottom half of the tube is a pearlescent white colour and it clearly states what the product is in black print. The lid to the tube which holds the mascara brush is black in colour and it has a label on which represents the eye colour the mascara is for. In this case the label is black, white and blue as I have blue eyes. It also says that the product is for blue eyes. On the bottom of the tube is a small round sticker stating that the product is 'Black Sapphire'. The packaging to the product looks slightly more expensive than other brands that I am used to buying and due to half the packaging being white it stands out in my make-up bag.

          PRICE/AVAILABILITY
          The product is available to purchase from boots store for around £7.99; how-ever you can purchase it cheaper on eBay or Amazon for around £5.00 which includes postage.

          USING THE PRODUCT:
          I used eyelash curlers on my lashes before applying the mascara to give them some extra curl and volume. I remember that it said to apply 3 coats of the mascara. I applied the first coat and the brush coated my lashes in a thin coat of mascara. I could see a very slight blue metallic looking colour. I applied another 2 coats and repeated the process on the other eye after using eyelash curlers. I found the mascara easy to apply, much easy than some other mascara products I have used in the past. Three coats of mascara as stated was enough to give my lashes a good coat of mascara which made them slightly darker.

          My lashes had a really good amount of volume to them as well as a slight curl. I felt that the mascara definitely helped to brighten my eyes and intensify the colour of them. I have sensitive eyes so sometimes they can become irritated or sore from using different or new products. I looked in the mirror a few times during the day and was impressed that there wasn't any flaking or smudging from the mascara, despite rubbing my eyes once (I forgot I had mascara on). The mascara was kind to my eye and they didn't feel irritated or dry. My lashes stayed looking great all day and the volume and curl also stayed in my lashes which was impressive. I found the mascara easy to remove using Simple Facial Wipes.


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            13.10.2014 23:18
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            Advantages

            • "creates lots of bubbles"
            • "doesn't irritate dry skin"
            • "kind to skin"
            • "smells delicious"

            Disadvantages

            • "scent doesn't last on skin"

            How about a bubble mountain instead of a candy mountain.

            THE PRODUCT:
            I have never tried this product before and only noticed it last week in my local Lush store so I think it may be a Christmas product as they seem to have all their other Christmas products out in store and on their website now. I loved the look and I loved the smell of the bubble bar even more. This particular bubble bar has a delicious candy scent and leaves glistening bubbles in your bath. If you like other sweet scents from Lush such as the Rock Star soap and the Creamy Candy bubble bar then you will also love this one as well. The bubble bar contains the sweet and comforting scent of fair trade vanilla.

            PRICE/AVAILIBILITY:
            I purchased the bubble bar from my local Lush store for £2.75, but you can also purchase it from the Lush website (www.lush.co.uk).

            USING THE PRODUCT:
            I always use bubble bars between 2-3 baths as I find you only need a small amount per bath. It was easy to break a piece of from the bubble bar and I crumbled this under the running water. This created a lovely bath with mountains of bubbles. The bathroom also filled with a delicious sweet candy scent as well which I loved. The bubbles felt soft against my skin and it was nice to relax in the bath whilst taking in the sweet candy aroma. The scent isn’t too strong and over-powering, although this depends on how much of the bubble bar you sue per bath. After getting out of the bath and patting my skin dry I noticed that my skin felt soft, although not as soft as other products leave it. Unfortunately the sweet scent of the product didn’t stay on my skin which was a shame.

            OVERALL OPINION:
            This bubble bar looks lovely and girly and I love the finishing of the iridescent looking glitter all over the bar. The product is good value for money seeing as you can use it for at least two baths rather than just one. I absolutely love the scent of this product and as it’s not too strong it didn’t appear sickly or too sweet when actually in the bath. My bath water didn’t change colour, although if you use a lot more of the product that I did, I suspect that the bath may turn a pinkish colour. The product was really kind to my skin without causing any irritation. Although this bubble bar isn’t one of my favourites I probably would purchase it again as it smells lovely and made my skin feel soft.

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          • Lush Snow Fairy / Bath & Shower / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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            09.10.2014 08:47
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            Advantages

            • "kind to skin"
            • "very girly looking"
            • moisturising
            • "smells sweet & delicious"

            Disadvantages

            • "quite pricey"
            • "may be too sweet for some"
            • "sparkles don't see to come out of the bottle"
            • "limited edition"

            Showering with the Snow Fairy.

            THE PRODUCT:
            Snow Fairy is a sweet, candy scented shower gel with a little added sparkle and it now has skin softening seaweed in it. The shower gel comes in a clear plastic bottle so you can clearly see the pink shower gel through the bottle. You can also see little bits of glitter in the shower gel as well which look as though they are an iridescent colour. On the front of the bottle it clearly states the name of the product and it also states that it’s limited edition as well. You can find a list of ingredients on the side of the label and on the back it tells you how to use the product and it also gives you a top tip as well. There should also be a round sticker saying who made the product and the date that the product needs to be used by.. The lid to the bottle is black and it flips open to reveal a small hole in which the product can be squeezed out of. When flipping the lid back and smelling the product I was greeted by a gorgeous sweet candy scent which I loved. This may smell too sweet for some people but for me this just smelt so gorgeous and delicious.

            PRICE/AVAILABILITY:
            The shower gel can be purchased from Lush stores or from their website (www.lush.co.uk). I purchased a 250g bottle which cost me £7.50 but they do this product in other sizes as well.


            USING THE PRODUCT:
            I tipped the bottle up slightly and squeezed it a little to dispense some of the shower gel. I didn’t need to squeeze the bottle too hard in order to get a decent amount out. The shower gel has a nice consistency without being too runny but isn’t too thick either. The shower gel itself is quite a bright pink colour and when looking closely at it I couldn’t actually see many sparkle pieces in it. I started to rub the bath lily over my wet skin and the product seemed to lather up a little. The sweet candy scent could also be smelt and this smell filled the bathroom as I covered myself in the lather from the shower gel. The shower gel and the lather felt gentle on my skin. After having a good wash I stood back under the shower and rinsed off. As I did this the sweet scent of the product did fade a little. Although the scent of this product is very sweet it is the type of scent I would have loved to have linger on my skin a little so I was a little disappointed that I could no longer smell the product. When feeling my skin I have to admit that I was very impressed at how soft it felt. There was a noticeable difference in the feel of my skin as it now felt a lot moisturised than it had done before getting in the shower.

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              06.10.2014 22:27
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              Advantages

              • "pH balanced"
              • "paraben free"
              • "kind to skin"
              • "smells nice"

              Disadvantages

              • "no real difference to skin"
              • "scent doesn't last"

              Not a bad bubble bath.

              THE PRODUCT:
              I am reviewing a bubble bath and shower crème by a brand called ‘I love . . .’. The product I am reviewing is called Strawberry Celebration although from what I can see this is the same as the Strawberries & Milkshake bubble bath and shower crème. The bath crème comes in a round bottle which is short and quite chunky. It’s made from clear plastic and you can see the colour of the product in the bottle which is a pearlescent pale pink colour. On the front is clearly states what the product is. It also says ‘ Feel scrumptious with a burst of fresh strawberries and smooth yummy cream’. The lid to the bottle is black and this flips back to reveal a small hole in which the bath crème can be dispensed out of. On the back of the bottle it tells you a little about the product, how to use it and you can also find a list of ingredients as well. All of the ‘I Love’, bubble baths and shower crème include a unique skin softening vitamin complex to help moisturised and keep skin soft and supple. There is also natural extract of strawberry in this product as well. The bath crème is soap free, paraben free and pH balanced.

              PRICE/AVAILABILITY:
              I purchased a 500ml bottle of this from my local Superdrug store for £1.49 which is on offer from £2.99.

              USING THE PRODUCT:
              I dispensed a small amount of the product under the tap and left the bath to run for a few minutes. On returning there were plenty of bubbles in the bath and I could smell the sweet scent from the product. I got into the bath and relaxed a little and noticed that the scent from the product was starting to fade a little. The bubbles stayed afloat on the top of the water during my time in the bath and didn’t disappear like some bubbles do when using a bubble bath. The product seemed to be very kind to my skin without irritating the dry areas on my legs which is good. After patting my skin dry I didn’t notice a huger difference in how soft my skin felt, although it didn’t feel dry either which was good. The scent of the product couldn’t be smelt on my skin which was a little disappointing but I was going to apply body butter anyway.

              OVERALL OPINION:
              This bubble bath really isn’t anything that special but it is very reasonably priced even at full price and it was nice to use as well as being kind to my skin. Although the packaging to the product is very simple I don’t actually think it makes it look as cheap as what I actually paid for it. This is a really nice product but I doubt I would purchase it again as I prefer using other products in my bath, where the scents last a lot longer.

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              01.10.2014 20:50
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              Advantages

              • "often on offer"
              • cheap
              • "smells fresh at the time of washing"
              • cleans

              Disadvantages

              • "doesn't leave hands as soft as other hand washes"
              • "leaves strange scent on hands"
              • "slightly drying"

              A reasonably priced hand wash but definitely not the best.

              THE PRODUCT: This antibacterial hand wash helps fight germs and combats stubborn odours. It’s specially formulated with natural extract of soothing aloe Vera to leave hands feeling fresh, clean and soft. This product is 100% soap free and is dermatologically tested. It’s also paraben free as well. The hand wash comes in a plastic pump dispenser bottle which is clear. You can clearly see the green coloured wash inside the packaging which I thought was quite good as you can easily see when you are running low on this product. On the front of the bottle it clearly says what it as and it also states that it kills bacteria and fights germs. The packaging to this product is very simple. The pump part of the bottle is a light green colour which almost matches the colour of the hand wash inside the bottle.

              PRICE/AVAILABILITY: You can purchase this from Sainsbury’s stores and from the Sainsbury’s website for 90p which is for 1 250ml bottle of the product.

              USING THE PRODUCT: To use the wash I simply held my hands under the tap for a second and then pressed down once on the pump. This released a decent amount of hand wash for both hands. The hand wash is a light green coloured liquid. It has a nice fresh, clean scent to it which I liked. I didn’t really get much of a lather from this product. Once I was satisfied I then rinsed my hands under the tap ensuring to rinse all of the product off before drying my hands. After drying my hands, I smelt them to see if the scent of the product could be smelt as I was surprised to find that there was a slight scent on my hands although it didn’t really smell like the fresh scent of the product I could smell earlier on. The hand wash did actually leave my hands feeling clean and a little soft, although not as soft as some hand washes.

              OVERALL OPINION: I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting amazing things from this product being a Sainsbury’s own brand product but it wasn’t as bad as what I thought it might be. To start off with the packaging to the product is very simple and boring and I could think of some prettier and better looking hand washes to have in my bathroom. I liked the fresh scent of the product which gave a nice clean feeling. After rinsing my hands, I was surprised and impressed that my hands weren’t dry as I experience this with a lot of hand washes. There was a bit of a strange scent on my hands after using the product which I really dis-liked. Although this hand wash makes me hands feel nice and clean and they claim it kills germs and bacteria I personally wouldn’t purchase this and would go for a different brand instead. In general the product seems good value for money though.

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              30.09.2014 19:47
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              Advantages

              • "easy to apply"
              • "doesn't clog pores"
              • "doesn't feel heavy on skin"
              • "long-lasting cover"

              Disadvantages

              • "can make you look orange if you use too much or have pale skin"

              A light feeling powder that last's.

              THE PRODUCT: Max Factor claims that this loose powder fights shine, blends perfectly with your skin tone, stays in place throughout the day and gives your skin a soft, groomed complexion. This powder is apparently a trustworthy face powder which is why it's in demand with professionals. The clever mesh sieve dispenses the perfect amount of powder so none of it goes to waste and the translucent shade suits all skin tones and blends with any foundation. A powder puff is provided for easy blending and the ultra-fine formula doesn't feel dry on the skin. To top it off this product is dermatologically tested.

              PRICE/AVAILABLITY: I purchased the powder from my local Boots or Superdrug store where it's priced at £7.99 which is for a pot of 15g of powder.

              USING THE PRODUCT: I used the puff that comes with the powder to gently press this on the surface of the loose powder and tap this onto my skin all over. I didn't use too much of the powder and only gave myself a light covering of it. I then used a large powder brush to spread the powder around my face. I did this in downwards strokes, although on the cheek area I used circular motions. The powder doesn't have any kind of scent to it and I found that it was really easy to apply using the puff. You do really need to be careful how much powder you use, otherwise it may end up looking a little too much and as the powder seems to be tinted slightly despite saying it's translucent.

              RESULTS: Luckily the powder looked natural without making my skin look orange. For very pale skin tones this powder probably will give you a hint of colour as it's not really translucent. The powder felt light on my face which was good. I applied the powder in the morning before going to work and I found that the powder was still looking great into the early hours of the afternoon. I found that the powder came off easily using a facial cleansing wipe.

              OVERALL OPINION: I like the packaging to the product and the fact that you get a powder puff and the small sieve with it which you can use to dispense the right amount of powder. I found the powder easy to apply using the supplied puff or using a large brush. I find that if you use the puff you do tend to get a slightly better coverage. The powder did give my skin some colour, although it didn't make it look orange. In terms of value the powder is a lot more expensive than other brands but I have found it to be good quality. As you don't need to use a huge amount of the powder this product should last me for quite a long time. I would definitely recommend this product, although go easy on the bronzer if you are putting this powder on the top of it.

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              23.09.2014 12:33
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              Advantages

              • "leaves skin smooth/soft"
              • "lathers up well"
              • "light scent"

              Disadvantages

              • "smell reminded me a little of air freshener"

              A gorgeous, soft rich lather that smells of vanilla.

              THE PRODUCT: The product is a Shea Butter & Vanilla body wash blended with NutriumMoisture which creates a cloud of creamy lather, which leaves your skin feeling restored and nourished. The warm scent of Shea Butter and Vanilla fills the shower, which helps you to feel balanced and renewed. I have sensitive skin and I often suffer from dry patches on my skin so I have to be careful when choosing products such as body wash and moisturisers. As I have used Dove products before and they have been fine with my skin I didn't think trying this product would do any harm. The product comes in a white plastic bottle which is tear shaped. The top of the bottle has a flip top which is a light golden colour which simply slips open to enable you to dispense some of the product. There is a red box on the bottle which states that the product is new and states that this product is purely pampering and is a nourishing body wash. On the back of the bottle is some information about the product itself and a list of ingredients. You can also see that this product is part of the Unilever brand. The packaging looks the same as all the Dove body wash; how-ever it does have a coloured picture of the front representing the Shea Butter and Vanilla scent of the product.

              PRICE/AVAILABILITY: I purchased a 250ml bottle from my local Boots store for just £1.60 which saved me 80p of the original price.

              USING THE PRODUCT: I wet my skin under the shower before using this product then I flipped open the lid, this was easily done even with wet hands. I squeezed the bottle onto a body puff ready to use. The body wash was an off white colour but looked really smooth. I rubbed the body puff over my body and as I started to do this a rich lather started to appear. I could also smell the scent of the product as more lather appeared. The lather was white in colour and felt really soft against my skin and it felt as though I was getting a really good clean from it. The scent of the product was light, and smelt mainly of vanilla rather than anything else.

              OVERALL OPINION: The lather from the body wash rinsed off easily under the shower. My skin definitely felt softer than it had done before and there was a very light vanilla scent to my skin which was quite nice. The body wash didn’t irritate my skin and it was kind & gentle. I can’t really comment on how long the vanilla scent lasted on my skin as I always apply Cocoa Butter Body Butter after the shower. In terms of value I think this product is great value, especially at a reduced price. I would buy this product again as it felt lovely on my skin and I liked the light vanilla scent that the product had.

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              23.09.2014 09:22
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              Advantages

              • "not expensive to keep"
              • "easy to keep"
              • "fairly easy to handle"
              • "very cute looking"

              Disadvantages

              • "some won't tolerate handling"
              • "nocturnal so hide during the day"

              I love these cute little reptiles.

              Crested Geckos also known as New Caledonian Crested Gecko’s or Eyelash Geckos is part of the reptile family. They have a crest around their eyes which resembles eye lashes and these crests go down either side of their back to their tail. Their head is a wedge shape and they have gorgeous eyes. They don’t have eyelids to actually use their long tongues to moisten their eyes and to also help remove debris and dirt. They have four legs and each foot has 5 toes to it. Their feet have small claws on the end which helps them to climb and their feet also feel slightly sticky which helps them to climb as well. Their long tail can also help them to climb as well. You may see some gecko’s which don’t have tails and this is because they drop their tails when threatened or in danger. This does not grow back but it shouldn’t affect the gecko itself.

              Me and my boyfriend currently have 6 Gecko’s although these are not all housed together due to being different ages, sex and sizes.

              These Gecko’s are relatively easy to look after and they eat powdered food which you can buy from most pet shops and various places online. This stays in their terrarium and should be changed every 2 days. You can feed your gecko some pureed fruit, although it can’t be anything citrus and it can’t contain banana as this could potentially lead to health problems. You can find a list of suitable foods on the internet.

              Geckos like places to hide in their terrarium and they also like plants (real of fake) so they can climb and hide and crawl in between the leaves and vines. It’s important to also have a bowl of fresh water for them to drink from and this needs to be changed every day. Geckos like hiding places and they also like to climb so bear this in mind when choosing things for their terrariums.

              Gecko’s can jump a fair distance and they can do this suddenly which can make handling them a little awkward sometimes. Some geckos may not like to held and some might love it. Out three adult geckos don’t mind being held and we often hold them when cleaning out their terrarium every few weeks. Gecko’s do not need to be held all the time and won’t actually tolerate a lot of handling.

              Geckos are nocturnal so you may not see them out during the day as they come out more when it’s dark. We can often hear our gecko’s running and jumping round the terrarium in the evenings or when the lights are off and we are watching a film. These geckos vary in price but you can pick them up for around £50 from various different pet stores. I think these geckos make really cute pets and I can’t wait to get one more to add to our collection.




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              22.09.2014 11:55
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              Advantages

              • "good range of sizes"
              • "easy to clean"
              • well-made
              • strong
              • "great for reptiles/arachnids"

              Disadvantages

              • "clips for mesh lid can become weak"
              • "mesh lid can discolour over time"

              The perfect terrarium for our Crested Gecko's.

              THE PRODUCT: We currently have 6 Crested Gecko’s and we keep these in Terrariums which are by a company named Exo-Terra. The terrarium is made from glass and have front window ventilation, dual doors for escape-free access and a waterproof bottom. They also have a stainless steel mesh cover which has an easy twist locking system and it has close able inlets for wires and/or tubing. All the terrariums come with an easy to cut background for a natural look and also creates a multi-dimensional habitat which makes it perfect for climbing reptiles or it can be used to simply beautify the terrarium.

              PRICE/AVAILABILITY: The terrariums come in a huge range of sizes including Large, Medium, Small, Mini and also Nano. I’m not going to list all of the prices for each terrarium as it would take up a lot of this review but to give you a few ideas I have listed just a couple of sizes and their average price.

              • 30x30x32cm Terrarium - £28.79
              • 60x45x45cm Terrarium - £74.69
              • 60x45x60cm Terrarium - £80.99

              THE TERRARIUM: We always clean out terraiums with water and a reptile safe disinfectant before using it. The background that comes with the terrarium is made from polystyrene so is suitable for wet or dry conditions. The terrarium is nice and easy to decorate using things such as plastic and fake plants. Due to the cut out’s at the back of the terrariums this makes it easy to ensure that wires or tubes can run safely down the back of the background and into the terrarium.

              THE TERRARIUM IN USE: The front opening doors allow us to get into the terrarium easily to replace food and water. The doors are double and are easy to lock and unlock using the catch on the front.The mesh top to the vivarium allows fresh air into it which stops the terrarium become too moist or humid and it also keeps it nice and fresh for the reptiles as well. This can be unclipped really easily when you need to clean the terrarium. Our crested geckos seem to be very happy in the terrarium and love climbing about on the glass, background and other foliage we have decorated the terrarium with. The glass is easy to wipe and always comes up looking lovely and clean again.

              OVERALL OPINION: The terrariums seems to be made very well and are strong and of good quality and are great for our Gecko’s. We haven’t had any problems with any of our reptiles escaping. As the terrariums seem to be water tight it means you can add water or a water feature to the terrarium without having to worry about it leaking. In terms of value I do think the terrariums are reasonably priced as they are made well and are very good quality. If we need any more terrariums for any other reptiles we may purchase in the future then these Exo-Terra one’s will definitely be our first choice.

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                16.09.2014 09:20
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                Advantages

                • smoothing
                • " nutty scent"
                • light
                • moisturising

                Disadvantages

                • "skin is left looking shiny"
                • "feels quite greasy"

                A great night cream if you are on a budget.

                THE PRODUCT: The night cream which is made with naturally sourced Vitamin E gives your skin 12 hour moisturisation. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which revitalises the protects the skin. It also helps to combat the damaging effects of free radicals and shields it against the environment. The night cream helps to rehydrate and nourish your skin whilst you sleep leaving it feeling soft, smooth and looking radiant in the morning. The formula also contains a skin conditioning multi-vitamin complex comprising of Vitamins A, B, F and H, which combined with horse chestnut extract, helps to care for dry skin. The night cream comes in a round plastic pot which is a beige colour. The pot seems to be made well and is nice and strong. On the top of the screw on lid is a label stating what the product is and on the side it also states that the same information. The Superdrug logo which is a star appears at the top of the label. It clearly states that this product is a nice cream and is suitable for normal to dry skin.

                PRICE/AVAILABILITY: I purchased this product from my local Superdrug store for £2.99 which was for a 100ml pot of the cream which I thought was very reasonable.

                USING THE PRODUCT: The cream is a glossy white colour and it smells slightly nutty. I applied the cream to my face using gentle circular motions. The cream felt smooth against my skin but I thought it felt a little greasy. I found that a little of the cream goes a long way so when applying this for the first time I would only apply a little at a time and then you can easily apply some more if you need to. You need to ensure that you avoid using this product on or near the eyes as stated on the packaging. You can clearly smell the nutty scent to the cream when applying the product to your face and neck.

                After applying the product I looked in the mirror to see if my skin looked any different and it did. I noticed that my skin looked shiny now compared to what it had looked like before and I wasn’t really sure I liked this as I thought it made it look a little greasy. I was really hoping that I wasn’t going to wake up with any new spots in the morning seeing as the cream seemed a little greasy. When waking up in the morning and popping to the bathroom I had a glance in the mirror and was pleased when I saw no spots had appeared over-night. My skin actually felt nice and soft and it felt smooth as well. I wouldn’t particularly say that my skin looked that much radiant but it did look healthy and hydrated which was good and my skin didn’t appear to have had any reaction with the cream, despite using it for the first time.

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