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      11.03.2015 21:06
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      • "coarse and fine side"
      • "fit into my bag"
      • "reasonable value"
      • "pretty looking"

      Disadvantages

      • "not as long lasting as others"
      • "can't tell the coarse from the fine side"

      Reasonably priced and pretty looking emery boards.

      THE PRODUCT: I have reasonably nice length nails which are my real nails as I can't stand falsies. Quite often at work or at my boyfriend when cleaning out the reptile terrariums I often snap a nail or break the corner off or something and I never have any emery boards of files on me in order to file the nail down meaning that it tends to leave the nail quite sharp. These emery boards from Boots are the perfect size to keep in my bag so I have them with me should I break a nail where ever I am.

      The emery boards have a coarse side which are perfect for shaping and the finer side is perfect for smoothing edges. I believe the emery boards come in different colours/designs but I purchased a pack of pink emery boards which have white spots on them. You get a total of three emery boards in a pack and they are approximately 3.5inches in length. These emery boards are a nice thickness as well.

      PRICE: I can't remember the exact price I paid for these, but I think it was around £2.50-£2.99. They were no more than £3.00.

      IN USE: To be honest I can't really tell which side is the coarse side and which side is the fine side as they both looks very similar and even when feeling the emery board I can't tell the difference so I just tend to use the side that I think is right. The emery board does a good job at smoothing down any rough or sharp edge that I might have. As the emery board is quite thick its easy to hold and it doesn't bend when using it like some of these thinner emery boards. The emery boards aren't as strong as a metal or glass file but for me they do the job.

      OVERALL: Reasonably priced and pretty looking emery boards.

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      11.03.2015 11:54
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      Advantages

      • "hands feel clean"
      • "clear bottle"
      • "smells gorgeous"

      Disadvantages

      • "left my hands feeling dry"

      I loved this but it's a shame it made my hands feel so dry.

      PRODUCT: This hand wash is apparently packed with lots of natural stuff. The skin moisturising benefits of raspberry have been used for centuries and are dubbed a super-moisturiser because it's quickly absorbed into the skin. Raspberry is also packed full of skin enriching proteins which should leave your hands feeling moisturised and soft. The raspberry has been teamed up with delicate vanilla milk which smells delicious. The hand wash comes in a tall bottle which is rectangular shape; although this does get slight thinner towards the top. The bottle is made from clear plastic and you can clearly see the colour of the product in the bottle which is a light pink. On the front of the bottle it states the brand name of the product and also the scent of the product as well. On the back of the bottle you can find a list of ingredients and a little more information about the hand wash. This product has a natural fragrance and is vegan friendly. The bottle has a black pump lid to it which should be pushed fully down when purchasing the product. To open the bottle simply twist the pump dispenser to the right and it will pop up ready to use.

      PRICE: I purchased a 250ml bottle of this from my local Boots store for £2.30

      IN USE: I put my hands under the running tap to ensure they were wet first and then I pressed down once on the pump dispenser. I find that one pump on the dispenser is enough to wash your hands with. The hand wash is a very light pink colour and as I rubbed my hands together this lathered up a little although not a great deal. The hand wash has a nice consistency to it, although I do think it's slightly runnier than other hand washes I have used in the past. I could smell the deliciously sweet scent of the raspberry and milk which I thought smelt delicious. I have used the Raspberry and Milk Body Wash so I kind of knew what to expect with the scent. My hands felt as though they were getting a really good clean. I rinsed my hands off and then used some paper towels to dry them. After drying my hands they felt nice and clean and I could smell the scent from the hand wash on my hands slightly which was nice. In terms of moisturising I have to admit that I didn't seem to find the hand wash moisturising at all. IN fact my hands seemed to look rather dry about 10mins after using the hand wash. My hands didn't feel very moisturised either. I suffer from dry hands anyway, but as this product is apparently moisturising I didn't expect it to dry out my hands so much.

      OVERALL: I liked this but it left my hands feeling very dry.

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      • Nakd Banana Bread / Snacks / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        10.03.2015 11:42
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        Advantages

        • "smell nice"
        • satisfying
        • healthy

        Disadvantages

        • "can't decide whether I like them or not"
        • "strange taste"

        I haven't yet been tempted to go back to these!

        PRODUCT: For the whole of this month I have banned myself from eating any chocolate and I have tried to change my sugary snacks and crisps for better foods that are much better for my health. My friend whom knows that I am eating no chocolate for the whole of March suggested these bars to me as he sometimes has them and he finds they help to take any sweet cravings. Originally he told me to purchase the crunchy nakd bars but I ended up getting these instead. This bar delicious so I thought I would give them a go to see what they were like. This fresh, moist bar is lovely and soft and has no syrups or sugars which find their way into other bars. The ingredients that have done into this bar are 100% natural and packed full of goodness. This bar has a delicious burst of banana and a hint of walnut and cinnamon.

        PRICE: I purchased the bars from Sainsburys where they are priced at £2.50 for a box of 4 x30g bars.

        TASTE: I could immediately smell a banana smell when opening the wrapper and this smelt quite nice. You can also smell a slight hint of spice as well which must be the cinnamon. The bar itself is small but has a reasonable thickness to it. The bar is a dark colour, more like a shade of brown and may not look the most appetising to some. You can see the oats and other pieces that make up the whole of the bar. The bar is easy to bite into and as I chewed the piece of bar it tastes nice and moist. You can clearly taste the banana in the bar and also the spice from the cinnamon which isn't too strong or overpowering. The texture of the bar is soft but it's also chewy and you can feel the oat and other pieces in the bar as you chew. I did come across a hard piece of something in the bar and I wasn't sure what it was but it was so hard that I took that particular piece out of my mouth and put it in the bin. It was only small but I didn't fancy breaking a tooth on whatever it was. After eating the bar I couldn't decide whether I actually liked it or not. There did seem to be an after taste in my mouth after eating the bar which tasted more of cinnamon than anything else. I have to say that I wasn't overly keen on the after taste and chewed some gum to get rid of it. The bar did seem satisfying but I just couldn't make my mind up about it.

        OVERALL: I really don't know if I will be finishing off the box of these bars or not. To be honest because I am unsure about them I haven't been tempted to go back to them at the moment!

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        06.03.2015 13:39
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        Advantages

        • "reasonable price"
        • "reminds me of summer"
        • "smells gorgeous"

        Disadvantages

        • "scent doesn't linger"
        • "not a strong scent"

        Summer, sandpits and paddling pools in the back garden.

        PRODUCT: This scent contains a warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields which capture the innocence of childhood days playing in the backyard. When I was a child I used to play in the backyard all the time with my sister as we had a sandpit out there and during the summer we had a paddling pool as well. We used to spend as much time out there as we could and we really used to enjoy ourselves. The wax tart is a light green colour and although round it has a pretty scalloped edge to it and Yankee Candle Co is engraved into the top of the wax tart. Like all other wax tarts this one is wrapped in clear plastic and has a picture and the name of the scent on the top. The picture for this scent is a child in a field amongst tall green grass and flowers. The plastic is easy to remove from the wax tart simply by cutting it off. I tend to do this over the burner I am going to place it in or over a bin as sometimes the tarts can be a little crumbly.

        PRICE: I purchased the wax tart from www.yankeedirect.com for £1.45 which I think was reasonable.

        IN USE: I placed the tart into the top of the burner and placed and unscented tea light into the bottom. I find that the wax tarts from Yankee take a good 6-10mins to melt completely releasing the scent. With some of the wax tarts you can smell traces of the scent even before it has melted completely. To be honest with this particular scent I couldn't really smell as great deal until the tart had completely melted and then I was able to smell the lovely scent coming from the product. The main scent I could smell was again that grassy like scent which was nice as it was light and not too over-powering. This reminded me of freshly cut grass in the summer that I used to be able to smell in the garden whenever my dad cut the grass or a neighbour cut their grass.

        In the grassy scent I did occasionally get wafts of a slightly sweeter scent which I can only assume is the soft flower scent that Yankee mentions. This scent was nice as it wasn't too strong, but it did smell sweet and floral reminding me of lovely summer days spent in the garden. I had the tea light in the bottom of the burner for a good hour and by this time the scent had built up a little more. This particular scent didn't seem all that strong although it could be smelt when entering my bedroom and I could smell it over the other side of my room as well. After blowing the tea light out the scent didn't really linger that much afterwards.

        OVERALL: A gorgeous scent that reminds me of summer.

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        03.03.2015 15:59
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        • "great scent for day or night"
        • long-lasting
        • "only need a little each time"
        • "smells lovely"

        Disadvantages

        • "more suited for the younger generation"

        My first ever Calvin Klein Perfume

        ABOUT: This Calvin Klein perfume is aimed at the younger generation but I didn't know this before buying it. I saw it as a bargain which is why I purchased it in the first place. This perfume has tops notes of Pink Grapefuit and Bergamot whilst the middle notes contain more of a floral sent including Orchid and White Cactus. The base notes consist of Amber, Red Cedar and Vanilla. The perfume comes in an urban style bottle which is mainly white, although the bottom is clear and you can see the perfume inside the bottle. I would say that the bottle is very simple but is attractive.

        PRICE: I actually got this at a bargain price. It was in the reduced section in my local boots store for just £10 for a 50ml bottle. It's priced at around £28 elsewhere. This was the last bottle so whether it was labelled up wrong I have no idea.

        IN USE: When spraying the perfume for the first time it can come over a little strong. This is the type of perfume where you do not need to use a lot as it's quite a strong smelling perfume that lingers. I tend to spray it on my wrists once or twice and I find that this is more than enough. I have to admit that the perfume seemed rather strong at first and I wasn't actually sure whether I was going to like it or not. It smelt quite floral to me but as the smell started to disperse a little I got the scent of the Orchid through. The base notes of the perfume is what lingers for the majority of the day. I loved the scent of the Amber, Red Cedar and Vanilla. I sprayed the perfume mid morning and the scent seemed to stay with me for the majority of the day which I was impressed with. The perfume smells lovely but I would definitely say it's more for a younger generation; although I am going to continue using the perfume until it's finished anyway. I think this is a great day and night perfume.

        OVERALL: Despite being for the younger generation it smells lovely and is long lasting.

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      • scentedcandleshop.com / Internet Site / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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        03.03.2015 15:45
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        • "despatch & tracking information"
        • "reasonably quick delivery"
        • "website easy to use"
        • "great range of products"

        Disadvantages

        • "some items may seem pricey"

        The perfect website for any scented candle or wax melt fan.

        ABOUT: I love scented candles and wax melts especially the Yankee brand. I actually came across this website a couple of months when typing scented candles into Google. Apart from the Yankee website I hadn't seen or heard of this one before so I thought I would see what it was like. The website contains a huge range of scented candles, air fresheners, reed diffusers and wax melts all by different and well known brands including Yankee, WoodWick, Colony, Price's and more.

        PRICES: The prices on this website vary depending on which brand you decided to purchase and what size candle you purchase. I purcase a lot of the Village Wax Melts from here which are around £4.95 each which sounds expensive but I think it's reasonable as the wax melt can be broken off into a total of 6 pieces.

        SHOPPING: It's easy to browse products and add them to your shopping basket. You can search by a specific brand or you can search by product such as candles, diffusers, etc. Once done it page should bring up a list of branded products so you can click on a specific brand to view their range or you can chose to view all the brands in that range. If you click on a product it will bring up more information about the product itself and from here you can then add the product to your shopping basket.

        CHECKOUT: Once you have finished shopping you can take-away any items in your basket that you no longer want. The website accepts all major cards although I always chose to pay via paypal as I feel safer by paying for this option. There are a range of different postage options you can choose but I always go for standard delivery.

        DELIVERY: I received a despatched e-mail the day after placing my order to say that it had already been despatched. They provide you with a tracking number so that you can track on your order if you need to. I always find that I get my order within 3-4 days of receiving the despatch e-mail.

        OVERALL: I have used this website twice now without any problems. I have always received my orders and they have always been correct without any problems. They have a fantastic range of scented products on the website at reasonable prices. Some of the products on there are better than others. I will definitely be shopping here again.

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        02.03.2015 19:38
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        • "easy to remove"
        • "separates lashes"

        Disadvantages

        • "a little awkward to apply"
        • "not dark enough"
        • "doesn't give my lashes volume"

        Didn't give my lashes the volume or black that I wanted

        THE PRODUCT: This mascara by Bourjois has a new-generation brush which is flexible. The long bristles to the brush lengthen lashes, whilst the shorter bristles emphasis the roots for a liner effect. The formula is enriched with kohl, to coat the lashes with an intense colour. The mascara comes in a black tube and it clearly states on the front of the tube the name and brand of the product. On one side of the tube is a silver line going down the whole length of the packaging including the screw on lid. The shade of the mascara is shown by a label on the lid, but this mascara actually only comes in the one shade which is ‘noir’ (black). When unscrewing the lid and looking at the brush you can clearly see that some of the bristles are shorter whilst the others are longer. The bristles form a curved like shape on one side of the brush to help apply the product to your lashes.

        PRICE: I purchased the mascara from Boots for £9.99 which isn’t exactly cheap but the store where I purchased it from didn’t have a lot of choice and didn’t have the mascara that I currently use, hence why I purchased this one in the first place.

        USE: Before using the mascara I curled my lashes using eyelash curlers. I always do this before applying any kind of mascara to help give my lashes some volume. I unscrewed the lid and started to apply this carefully to my lashes. The mascara wand was nice and light to hold and the wand was quite flexible. I have to admit that I am not used to using mascara which has a slightly flexible wand so this took a little getting used to. As I ran the brush over my lashes, they were coated with a light cover of mascara. I prefer my eyes to look quite dark so I actually had to go over the lashes a few times. After applying the mascara and looking in the mirror at the results I wasn’t all that impressed.

        RESULTS: My lashes looked natural and they looked black but I didn’t really feel as though there was a great deal of volume in my lashes. In fact I think I got a lot more volume using my old mascara than I did with this one. The brush seemed to separate my lashes which was good for a wide eyed look but they weren’t as dark as I hoped for them to be. The mascara lasted all day without flaking off or causing any irritation to my eyes. I found the mascara easy to remove using a facial cleansing wipe.

        OVERALL: This didn’t give my lashes the volume or dark colour I wanted it to. I won’t be buying it again.

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        26.02.2015 20:59
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        • "not too strong"
        • "lasts for quite a while"
        • "good strength"
        • "smells fruity"

        Disadvantages

        • "doesn't last all day"

        A gorgeous fruity perfume.

        PRODUCT: This is a fruity-floral scent with the tops notes being Dragonfruit, Starfruit and American Plum. These are quite exotic fruits so I was expecting a warm and slightly summery fragrance. The heart of the perfume has notes of purple mokara orchic, queen of the night black tulip and purple peony. The way they describe these notes gives the perfume a bit of a dark and maybe slightly mysterious feel to it. The base notes to the perfume are warm amber, pathchouli and sandalwood.

        The perfume bottle is the same as the ‘Heat’, ‘Heat Rush’ and ‘Wild Orchid’ perfume bottles so although it looks square at the bottoms of the bottle it’s rounded to give the bottle curves which give a feminine feel to it. The bottle is a gorgeous dark purple colour to match the box, although the colour does fade as it goes up towards the neck of the bottle which is square in shape. The top of the bottle has a silver band and it’s engraved with Beyonce’s name and the name of the perfume. The lid to the bottle has a purple tint to it and this has Beyonce’s initial engraved into it.

        PRICE: I purchased the perfume on special offer from my local Boots store. A 50ml bottle will cost you around £28 at full price and a 100ml bottle will cost you £38.50.

        IN USE: When you first spray the perfume there is a definite fruity scent which smells lovely, I personally think this smells more of plum than anything else. This is quite a sweet scent but this doesn’t seem to linger for long before you can smell the floral notes. The floral notes are a reasonable strength; although not too strong but this lingers for a little longer that the top notes. You can smell the slight fruity scent in amongst the floral which I like as it breaks up the floral scent a little. As the floral scent slowly fades you can really smell the warm amber, patchouli and sandalwood which I love. This gives a gorgeous finish to the perfume. I find that at least one spray on each wrist is a good strength for this perfume as it does smell quite strong; although this does disperse a little shortly after applying it.

        I applied the perfume to my wrists in the morning before going to work and I could smell the scent for the majority of the day. It started to wear off in the afternoon though which was a little disappointing but I was pleased and impressed that it had lasted that long. As the scent is quite fruity I think it’s a scent that smells nicer during the summer than it does in the winter. This is a lovely evening perfume as well and I quite often wear it out during the evening when going out with my friends or boyfriend.

        OVERALL: A gorgeous perfume that I will be buying again.

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        25.02.2015 22:40

        Advantages

        • "gorgeous coloured bottle"
        • "only need to use a little at a time"
        • long-lasting
        • "light scent"

        Disadvantages

        • "hard to get hold of now"
        • "a little too floral at first"

        This was more floral than fruity.

        THE PRODUCT: The perfume is a lovely fruity, floral feminine scent. It has luscious top notes of Mangosteen and Organia Acai Pulp blended with a hint of spicy Pink Pepper. The heart of the fragrance blooms like a flower with the scent of romantic Brassia Edua Loo Orchid, Violet Petals and Indian Sambac Jasmine. Rounding off the scent is sensual Madagascar Vanilla and rich Australian Sandalwood. I personally think that the perfume bottle is gorgeous, due to the gorgeous colour they have used. The perfume bottle is wide at the bottle in the shape of a square and then narrowing to form the neck of the bottle. Although the bottom half of the bottle is square it does have rounded edges to it, to make it look smooth and curved which I think is very feminine looking. The bottle itself is a shade of what I would call ocean blue. At the top of the bottle is gold detailing. The lid to the bottle is square and is again that gorgeous ocean blue colour. Although the bottle isn’t really shaped into anything special, the colour is just gorgeous and I would quite happily have this on display in my bathroom.

        PRICE: I purchased a 30ml bottle from my local Boots store for £11.75 which I thought was reasonable. This perfume was actually in the clearance section so you may not be able to purchase it from your local store.

        IN USE: When you first spray the perfume it smells both fruity and floral. The scent seems strong at first but disperses slowly revealing more of a floral scent. The scent wasn’t too strong or over powering thankfully. The floral scent did seem to linger for a fair bit which is what made me unsure whether I liked the perfume to begin this but as this slowly faded I could begin to smell the sandalwood scent which gave a lovely finish to the perfume. I personally couldn’t really smell any hint of the vanilla which was a little disappointing as this would have smelt lovely with the sandalwood. Once the perfume gets past the floral scent which can seem strong at first the perfume really developed into a lovely scent. It takes a good few minutes for the perfume to disperse and calm down a little when first spraying it but in terms of the strength of scent I actually think it was perfect and I wouldn’t have wanted it any stronger. I only normally use one or two sprays on perfume on my wrists and rub them together. I find that this is more than enough perfume, especially as the scent can seem a little strong at first. In terms of the scent lasting I found that it lasted a really good amount of time and I could actually smell the perfume throughout the day.

        OVERALL: If you like light floral scents then you will like this perfume.

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        19.02.2015 18:41
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        Advantages

        • "comes in two sizes"
        • "doesn't smell as strong as other removers"
        • "removes nail polish easily"
        • "nails appear to look healthier"
        • "strengthens nails"

        Disadvantages

        • "nothing I can think of"

        My preferred brand of nail polish remover.

        THE PRODUCT: This product is a strengthening nail polish remover with protein and Pro-Vitamin B5 nail whitening formula. This remover allows you to remove nail polish quickly and easily. This product is especially formulated for brittle nails which is what I am suffering from at the moment as my nails keep breaking or the corners tend to snap or break off. The remover comes in a clear bottle which is a tear drop shape. You can clearly see the remover in the bottle which is a light pink colour, to match the screw on lid.

        PRICE: I purchased a 100ml bottle of this from Boots for £1.60 but you can also purchase a 200ml bottle for £2.20. You can also purchase this from Superdrug and local supermarkets.

        IN USE: To use the nail polish remover I simply unscrew the lid and hold a cotton wool pad over the top of the bottle. I tip the bottle up slightly to ensure some of the remover goes onto the cotton wool pad and then I hold the slightly wet pad onto a nail and rub it gently to remove the nail polish. This nail polish remover does smell but not as strong as some other removers that I have used before. The nail polish I want to remove comes off easily without having to rub too hard at the nails. Since I have been using the nail polish remover my nails do seem to have strengthened a little more. My nails are not breaking as much now and they look healthier too.

        OVERALL: A great nail polish that I am going to continue to use.


        Caution: Highly flammable. Keep away from children, synthetic materials and polished or painted surfaces.

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        19.02.2015 14:12
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        Advantages

        • "hair is light and flexible"
        • "doesn't leave hair stiff/sticky"
        • "good holding power"
        • "doesn't smell too strong"

        Disadvantages

        • "nothing I can think of"

        I wouldn't choose any other hairspray.

        THE PRODUCT: I have very fine, flat hair and I am always looking at different ways to get some volume into it to make it look a little bigger and less flat. I use a styling mousse or spray on my hair but I need a good hairspray that is going to keep the volume in my hair. This plumping hairspray claims to give you that push you need to flaunt that show-stopping big volume. This hairspray sounded just like the product I was looking for and it sounded a lot better than what any other products had to offer. The hairspray comes in a bright pink can so looks very girly. The can is quite large so it's not really suitable for popping into your handbag. It would fit into an overnight bag or small suitcase easily though.

        PRICE: You cna purchase this from Boots and Superdrug. Prices may vary slightly but it costs £4.07 for a 300ml can from Boots. The schwarzkopf hair styling range is currently on offer in there in 2 products for £5.00.

        IN USE: To use the product hold the can approximately 30cm away from the head and spray generously. Use th hairspray in short bursts. To give my hair some extra volume I sometimes turn my head upside down and spray the hair. I find that this always helps to give it a good amount of extra volume. I also use the hairspray on my finished/groomed style to ensure that my hair stays looking great. I often have to use this on the part of my fringe which I am trying to tame to one side at the moment.

        The hairspray doesn't smell as strong as some others I have used in the past. The hairspray doesn't leave my hair feeling stiff or sticky and it doesn't leave a residue in my hair either. I find that this spray helps to keep my hair looking great all day, although I sometimes apply a little more, later on during the day or if I am going out in the evening. I found that this product brushes out of my hair quite easily and the following day my hair didn't appear to feel greasy or looked like it needed washing.

        OVERALL: A great hairspray that I have been using for at least a year.



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        18.02.2015 18:22
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        Advantages

        • "go back within 7 days and pay just £1"
        • "animals looked happy"
        • "free parking"
        • "good range of animals"

        Disadvantages

        • "looks run down in places"

        A zoo with gorgeous big cats.

        ABOUT: The Isle of Wight Zoo is a family-run zoo with a special interest in tigers and lemurs. The zoo was built within the ruins of a Victorian Fort built to guard Sandown's coast, which means they face one of the Isle of Wight's nicest beaches. The zoo is always looking for ways to make it fun and easy to find out more about their animals. The optional tour guide makes the experience interactive, with friendly presentations in which they share some of the animals' secrets. The zoo also works in formal education, hosting school groups and going out to visit classrooms. There is free parking for visitors and they are not short on parking spaces.

        ADMISSION:
        Adult - £10.00
        Child (3-16yrs)/Senior (60+)/Disabled - £7.50
        Infant (0-2yrs) – FREE

        THE ZOO: After paying we were given a leaflet about the zoo including some talks about some of the animals. We made our way to the first set of enclosures which included Racoons & Marmoset’s. We also saw an enclosure which had lots of wallabies in, some of which were albino wallabies which I have never seen before. The next enclosure which contained a large range of Lemur’s I thought looked a little run down. We made our way to the ‘Big Cats’ section which I was excited about.

        The tigers which were in the first enclosure were actually twins and the male twin had no black markings on him. There is a viewing area under a shelter where you could see the tigers through glass. The next enclosure contained a gorgeous male white lion and also a female white lion in the enclosure next to it. These were beautiful. There is a small Farm in this area which contains pigs, goats and rabbits. The Meerkat enclosure is lovely and you can see them all burrowing around the enclosure. From here we went to look at the other big cats which included the White Tiger and African Lions. The white tiger was at the back of the enclosure lying down so we weren’t able to see her. The African lion was also lying in the sun but quite high up so we were unable to see this one either.

        We made our way to the other enclosures which included Coatis, Jaguar, Geoffrey’s Cat and there were also some monkey’s as well which seemed to be having fun jumping from their ropes. There is an education centre in the zoo where you can learn about the animals and the care that they get whilst at the zoo. There is a Café which sells a range of snacks and drinks. There are also some reptiles in vivarium’s including snakes and spiders. There are toilets at the zoo but they are located outside of the café. There is a small gift shop which sells a range of different gifts such as stuffed toys, postcards and other items.

        OVERALL: A lovely little zoo that I would visit again if on holiday in the Isle of Wight.

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      • Spotty Dogs / Board Game / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        18.02.2015 13:57
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        • "recycled card"
        • "helps number skills"
        • "reasonable price"
        • "can be wiped clean"
        • "good quality"

        Disadvantages

        • "nothing I can think of"

        A fun doggy counting game.

        ABOUT: This game is made by Orchard Toys who make a large range of games and jigsaws for children. Some of their games are suitable for younger children whereas others are more suitable for older children. This game will encourage younger children to count with the friendly spotty dogs pictured on the cards. The game also helps to develop personal and social skills, shape and matching skills, encourages number and counting skills and encourages observational skills. The game contains a total of 24 cards which are laid out on the table, with the spotty dogs face up. Using the spinner each player takes it in turn to spin the spinner which will eventually stop on a number. The player then needs to find a dog card with that number of spots on. The player keeps this card as they will need to count up the bones on the back of the card at the end of the game. It then moves onto the next players game. This game is suitable for ages 3-6 and you can have 2-4 people playing the game at any one time.

        PRICE: You can purchase this from Amazon for as little as £5.43 which I think is very reasonable.

        PLAYING: After laying the cards out on the table I left my nephew spin the spinner first. The spinner is made from recycled thick card and is nice and colourful anf the arrow on the spinner spins very easily. Once it lands on a number my nephew always says the number and then chooses a card with a dog on with the correct amount of spots. For the higher numbers such as five or six he tends to count the spots on the dog to ensure he picks up the right card. The cards are also made fom recycled card and are nice and thick and are coated so that they can be wiped clean. After all the cards have gone, we then count up the bones on the reverse of each card. The bones will be in a red basket or sometimes there are no bones at all. My nephew counts his bones first and then we encourage him to count ours as well to help with counting skills. The game doesn't take long to play and my nephew enjoys playing this at least twice in a row sometimes.

        OVERALL: A fun, doggy counting game.

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        18.02.2015 13:34
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        Advantages

        • "easy for little hands."
        • "favourite Peppa characters"
        • "very strong"
        • "can be wiped clean"
        • " colourful pictures"
        • bright

        Disadvantages

        • "nothing I can think of"

        A great domino game for any Peppa Pig Fan

        THE PRODUCT: My nephew received these Peppa Pig Dominoes for Christmas and just loves playing with them. I have only just recently played them with him, hence why I am now writing a review on them. There are a total of 28 giant themed dominoes which are made from strong plastic. The numbers that you would normally find on dominoes has been replaced with pictures of Peppa Pig and her friends to make the game fun for younger children. Each domino is brightly coloured showing a picture of Peppa or one of her friends and it also states the name of the person on the domino as well. This game is suitable for children aged 3 yrs upwards and a total of 2-6 players can play this game at any one time.

        PRICE: I have seen these on Amazon for £6.74 which is for a brand new box of these. You may also be able to find these cheaper elsewhere such as on eBay.

        PLAYING: To play the game ensure that the dominoes are face down and each player needs to pick 8 dominoes which are their dominoes to play with. The first player (the youngest) starts by putting one of the dominoes down. As my nephew puts down the domino he always states who is on the domino. The next person has to join a domino onto the one already placed but it must match one of the characters on the end of the domino. The next player then goes and so on. If you can join a domino onto either end of the last ones placed then you must pick up a domino from the pile and then the next player takes their turn as normal. The winner is the person who gets rid of all their dominoes first. The dominoes are very well made and are nice and strong being made from plastic, this means that they can be wiped clean if they happen to get dirty or anything gets spilt on them. The colours on the dominoes are bright and colourful and my nephew is able to tell which Peppa Pig character is on the domino very easily. Although the dominoes are made from plastic they are nice and light-weight. All the dominoes fit back into the box they came in perfectly.

        OVERALL: A great domino game for any Peppa Pig fan.

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        17.02.2015 09:54
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        Advantages

        • "volume stayed in all day"
        • "hair is light and bouncy"
        • "creates big volume"

        Disadvantages

        • "price of the product"
        • "hair felt like there was residue in it"

        Big, bouncy volume for my fine, flat hair.

        THE PRODUCT: This mousse crates weightless volume and body to fine hair and helps to reinforce the hair and add anti-statis effect to leave hair manageable and full. The Complex Vita-Ciment restores inner substance strengthening from the root and the Contouring Polymers, shapes hair from roots to ends and adds body and suppleness. I did read about this product before buying it and it seemed to have very positive reviews about it, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have bothered purchasing it at all. The mousse comes in a light green coloured can. All the products from the Volumactive range come in this light green coloured packaging.

        PRICE: You can purchase this from various different hair salons and website, so it might be best to look around for the best price. I purchase a 150ml can from www.gorgeousshop.com for £14.63.

        IN USE: After washing my hair I dispensed a tennis ball size amount of mousse and applied it to the roots, lengths and ends of my hair. I ran a comb through my hair to ensure it was distributed evenly. The mousse has a nice light scent to it, but its not all that obvious due to it being so light. I blow dried my hair using a large round brush and as I did so I could see that I had a lot more volume in my hair than what I would normally have. It took a good 10mins to blow dry my hair but it was worth it.After blow drying my hair I did run the straighteners through it to give my hair the perfect finish.

        RESULTS: My hair seemed to have a lot more volume and bounce to it and my hair looked healthy. When feeling my hair it did feel as though it had a slight residue in it but thankfully I couldn't see anything in my hair. I applied a little hair spray in the hope that this would keep the volume in all day. Throughout the day I found that the volume did stay in my hair which I was very pleased with and also impressed with. My hair didn't feel heavy and it looked lovely and healthy, even at the roots, where I thought I could feel a little residue from the mousse. If I wanted a little more volume in my hair, I simply tipped my head upside down and ruffled the roots with my finger tips and this helped to give my hair that little bit more volume.

        OVERALL: A great mousse but it did leave a slight residue feeling in my hair.

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