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I was looking for a new Shampoo and Conditioner for a little change. Althought the Haircare products that I always use seem to work well for my hair I had some Boots vouchers to use up and thought I would treat myself to a brand that was a little more expensive and therefore maybe a little more "luxurious"
The Aussie range was on a 3 for £10 offer so I got 2 of these Shampoo's and 1 of the matching Conditioner. The price of the 200ml Shampoo was £5.99 so it was an alright deal to be had. You can get this Shampoo in a bigger size however that wasn't part of the deal.
To look at the bottle it doesn't look anything special. I know of other brands of the same price which look a bit more fancier - then again it's about what's inside that counts afterall. A 200ml bottle which is a creamy colour with a simple label on the front. This has a flip top lid which is easy enough to prop on it's lid to get all the dregs out of this.
The Shampoo is a medium consistency and a little goes a long enough way as it lathers up well. It's more of a Cream consistency. The scent of this is nice. It's a Fresh scent but it smells quite Moisturising too.
So why did I choose this Shampoo? Well I wouldn't consider my hair to be lacking too much moisture. I have kind of Combination hair - It's Oily but has dry ends. I'm conscious that I get Highlights in my Hair and I straighten my Hair 2-3 times a week. Also I have Frizzy Hair too so I thought something that would give me a bit Moisture Boost wouldn't be a bad shout.
So how do I find that this works for my Hair? Well, all I can say is that it works alright. I feel i'm being a bit harsh on the product by saying that but I compare it to how my usual Shampoo works for me (Loreal Elvive) and I find that works better and is also cheaper (this could soley be due to the fact that that Shampoo is for colour treated hair).
What I liked about this Shampoo is that it smells nice and the smell lingers on your hair but it's not overpowering. It does make my hair nice and soft and there is a nice enough Sheen to my Hair.
What I didn't like about this Shampoo is that in my view it is a premium price and it just didn't give me exactly what I was expecting. Before I straightened my hair I felt that my Hair looked even more Frizzy than it would normally do and I would have expected it to be a little sleeker.
Perhaps this Shampoo would be better suited for someone who has typically Dry hair and not just someone like me who maybe just doesn't fit the bill exactly.
I bought a couple of Body Sprays from the Body Shop when 1 of my friends was having a party. I do use quite a few things from The Body shop and was quite well stocked with their Tea tree products so decided to look through the book and see what else there was out there besides face products and Shower Gels. I love the Mango Shower Gel so decided to try this out.
This comes in a 100ml bottle. It is a glass bottle and although it is not hard to have this in your bag and carry it around it isn't quite as lightweight as a 75ml aerosol. For this reason I tend to leave this in my house and spray in the morning and have an aerosol in my work bag for through the day. I think I will end up putting this in my bag as it is a lovely scent. The bottle looks the same as the picture on here. This isn't cheap at £7 and for a Body Spray but the Body Shop isn't all that cheap anyway to be honest is it?
Although this isn't a pump action spray it isn't as gutsy as an Aerosol and you will find that this squirts out in a nice fine mist - Then again the title of a Body Mist may give that fact away surely. The scent of this is quite strong so you will find that you don't need all that much to be able to get a good scent of this.
How does this smell? It smells lovely. The only scent of this is Mango - I know that may sound obvious but you know how some scents you will get different scents mixed through with the original scent but all I can smell is Mango so maybe best make sure you like Mango scented products. When I spray this liberally I can smell this for hours afterwards. The scent is slightly tangy and sweet too.
A lovely smelling Body Spray which is worth a buy if you want a little treat for yourself.
Oh what a thing to write about. I don't mind to write about them as if I did I wouldn't be sat here writing about them would I?
I am such a busy lady. Dashing around all over the place. I do long hours at work sometimes and keep trying to fit in the gym as well. So since I am on the go most of the day and with the nice weather that even Scotland is getting at the moment then I like to try and feel a bit fresher.
I've used the Avon ones off and on but I picked up a pack of these when in Suoerdrug the other month. They were on offer - think they were half price. I can't exactly think of the price but think these sell for around the £3 mark in shops.
These come in a simple little pack. Quite a slim pack but there is only 25 wipes in the pack anyway so it was not going to be that big. Guess its a good sized pack for a bag.
The wipes are folded and once unfolded the Wipe is a decent enough size. Bearing in mind where you are wanting to wipe this is a good size for a sweep "down there". The wipes are pretty damp but not dripping wet or that. The scent of these is nice. When I say scent there isn't really a scent if that makes sense. It's just a fresh clean scent. Obviously these aren't perfumed due to the delicate area you use these.
So how do I find that these work? I like them. I do feel that bit freshened up when I use 1 of these. I don't feel like I've been in the shower or that but it does help that little on a clammy, long day.
A good handy product for a quick freshen up.
I often use Avon Perfume. I wear Perfume every day and although I do have and wear some more expensive scents they are more for special occasions whereas something that is priced Okies good for everyday use.
There is now a few different scents in the Secret Fantasy range and I have tried them all. They come in the standard 50ml bottle and some are in little 15ml purse sprays which are handy if you just want a little scent to carry around.
The 50ml bottle costs £11 on the normal price but with lots of Avon products it will be on offer at times. I paid £6.50 for my bottle about 6 weeks ago. I always try to get a good offer. Why pay any more than what you have to I think?
The bottle looks like the picture on here. It's an ok bottle nothing all that fancy but it looks nice enough. Now onto the important part - the scent.
This smells a little different than what I thought it would. With the deep red colouring of the bottle I was thinking that this would be a heavy, rich scent but there is a quite a few lighter fruity sparkling scents in this. I am never great at picking out notes in Perfumes so I ended up looking in the Avon book and online for the notes. The scent is described as being a Floral and Fruity scent. In the scent there is Blackberries, Violet and Magnolia Blossom.
When I spray this it smells quite strong to start with but once this has dried then it settles into a nice scent. I can't say that I can pick out the Blackberries but there is definitely a sparkling fruity scent through this. I think the main scent I can smell is the Violet and it is a nice scent altogether.
The bad thing I would say is like with most Avon Perfumes I don't think that the scent lasts all that long as they all seem to wear off within a few hours. I don't mind to reapply if the scent isn't all that expensive but if you are paying normal price then the bottle won't last all that long really.
A nice scent that I would consider to buy again in the future.
I had always heard of Pimms but never tried it. I heard about it more in the Summer months and so many people would make references to Pimms and Lemonade and Tennis. I don't know why I hadn't tried it before especially as it is now available in premixed tins like a lot of different alcoholic drinks these days. I decided to buy just 1 tin from Asda in the weekend to see if I would like it but I had some of my favourite tins in case I didn't like it.
This comes in a 250ml tin and I got it for £1.50 in Asda. I think most of the tins are on offer at the moment which is always good.
I had this chilling nicely for a while before I drank it. Think drinks are just so much nicer when they are nice and cold. I didn't know what to expect from this drink as I had not read up about it. The flavour was a little different than what I thought it would be. For some reason I thought this would be a light Berry taste but it is fresh and fruity but there does seem to be a dash of spice thought this too which I wasn't expecting. I think the Lemonade was the perfect mixer for this as I think Coke would be a little heavy with this.
I thought this was a nice enough drink and I did finish the tin but I would still stick to the other premixed tubs before this one. I could and would have this in the odd occasion though for a change.
It was that time again where my Shampoo was running out. I'm normally quite organised and have a spare on hand which is normally due o the fact that I like to take advantage of special offers and not pay full price for a product.
So I was looking for something that would match my hair type. My hair is greasy and it used to be quite easy to find a greasy hair shampoo in Asda but these days it seems to be getting a little tougher to find. I know I wouldn't struggle in Boots or that but sometimes Asda serves as a 1 stop shop for everything.
I picked this one up as it was on offer. I got it for £2.99 and I think it is normally around the £5 mark. This is because it is a designer brand so it will sell at that higher price point. Although this one isn't for Greasy hair it is suitable for natural or dyed blonde hair. My hair had just been highlighted again so I thought it would be good for my hair to use a product that could take out the brassy tones that often are there when my hair has been highlighted and I was hoping that this would add some Moisture as well.
The tube for this is alright. It comes in a 250ml tube which stands on its end so you should get all of this out of the tube. The colouring of the tube is alright. It is just a light yellow colour. The Shampoo is a medium thickness and is a kinda pearly gel consistency.
A little blob of this lathers up well. The scent of this is nice. It is a fresh scent which isn't that strong but it does linger on your hair. I didn't use this with the matching Conditioner as I've got nearly a full bottle of Charles Worthington Conditioner to use up.
So how do I find this works? I find that this seems to do fine for my hair. It makes it look silky and it is nice and soft. So I do like how this makes my hair look. My roots do look oily the day I would normally wash it - I have to wash my hair every 2nd day. But I would find that a greasy shampoo would keep the oil away that bit longer than this one but that would be understandable I guess.
A good Shampoo which I would buy again.
I do like the odd glass of Cava and also like to buy a bottle of spirits such as Southern Comfort, Vodka or Bacardi but these days I only drink on the odd occasion and I tend to reach more for the Alcopop section more just for convenience and a nice not heavy drink. The premixed Alcopop range these days has expanded quite a bit over the years and there should be a drink out there for everyone.
The Perfect Serve range is available in my local Tesco. It has been out for a few years and I think when it 1st came out it was on a special offer of £1 per 250ml tin. There has been the odd offer of 4 for £5 but there doesn't seem to be many offers on this these days - or maybe I am just going in at the wrong times. The right price of this is £1.40 per tin. I maybe wouldn't say that this price is too expensive but often the brand named tins can be found a little cheaper than this tin and you would think the pricing would be the other way around. There is a few different flavours in the range.
The tin looks alright. It is quite a simple looking tin and I think it is trying to look sleek and sophisticated. This has 6% alcohol in it.
So how does his taste? It is a nice drink. I've always had this when it has been nice and chilled and like all drinks I think it is probably best when it is nice and cold. You can taste the White Rum but it isn't too strong. The Lime gives a nice flavour mixed through as well. Every time I have had this i can say that the Cola has never been all that Fizzy. Although this has a nice taste to it there is no denying that the Cola and White Rum aren't brand named ones which is apparent with the taste and the proper brand named Bacardi and Coke would taste better in my view but the Lime makes this taste so nice.
A nice flavoursome drink which is saved by the twist of Lime.
I've never been that into Make up. I wear Mascara every day and maybe a bit foundation or concealer but that was it however in April I decided that I wanted to go up to Boots, get a bit of a mini makeover and see what could help me with my annoying skin problems. I had wanted to try Blusher but wasn't all that sure how exactly to apply it without looking all stripey.
The lady at Boots recommended me to use a Cream Blusher due to having quite dry cheeks. Up until that point I didn't know you could get Blusher in a Cream format. I think this Blusher cost £8 but I had a £5 off voucher to use which was a good little saver.
So how to apply this? Just swirl your finger round a couple of times to get some colour onto it then apply this onto your Cheeks. I was recommended to do this twice on each cheek to see how it was to blend this in then built the colour up. The good thing about it being a Cream is it not feeling dry on my cheeks or it highlighting any dry patches and I think this looks a little Dewy.
The colour looks quite subtle on my Cheeks but you can build the colour up more if you want a more dramatic colour. This colouring with the 2 sweeps I give is just a light blush. The colour stays in place for hours and doesn't run off.
A really good Blusher that I will continue to use.
This is the newest Mascara out from Avon. I always buy my Mascaras from Avon and always try the new ones out as they are usually on offer - I like a special offer. I still keep going back to my old faithful Spectralash Mascara though.
This came out on a special offer price of £4.99. I think the usual price is £10 which is the normal price for Mascaras in Avon. If you buy products from Avon yourself you will know often products can be full price 1 book and on offer the next. I take advantage of the offer times.
This comes in a usual kind of plastic packaging. The part where the Mascara is has a slight shape to it but you don't hold that part anyway. Just pull the brush out and apply this.
So how did I find this? Well I found the Mascara to be quite dry and it didn't appear to be wet or glossy when I applied this for the 1st time. The bristles on the wand are shaped and instead of all the bristles being the same length they are lumpy at bits and shorter at other bits. This is to allow to get the wand right in. I was able to coat my lashes fine and in getting right in I think I was able to lift my short, stubby lashes up - I haven't been blessed with long lashes sadly. So although my lashes looked alright I cant say they look all fancy like what Avon claim they may do.
An ok Mascara but I won't personally be buying this one again and back to old faithful I go. Available in the shades Black and Brown/Black
If you have been reading my reviews over the last few years you will hear me mentioning how bad my skin has always been. I just put it down to bad luck but after speaking to my dr a few years ago I got put on medication. Unfortunately this still isn't working and I am now armed with the last resort batch of tablets and a referral for Dermatology. Unfortunately these last tablets I have been given seem to be making my skin worse than usual so I have been shopping yet again for some products that may help and have reached for the Clearasil again.
This comes in a 150ml bottle and I picked this up in Semi Chem a couple of weeks ago. I know that the rapid Action range has been out for a while now and not sure if it is available in Asda still as I haven't looked there at the Clearasil products for a while. I got this for £2.49 which I think is a good price for such a product. The bottle looks the same as the picture on here so I think it looks quite clinical.
This is a Gel wash which I like to use gel or foam cleansers instead of Cream ones as I have combination skin on my Cheeks and I find the Creams tend to dry the skin out a bit.
So just use this in the usual way. Wet your skin, squirt some of this out and rub over your skin. The scent of this is quite strong and medicated scented and this lathers up a little. Once I have made sure this had been well rinsed off I felt that my skin felt quite tight. Then again I often find that my face can feel like this after washing. Once my face was dried it looked quite red and tight. I tend to use a wash off Cleanser only every 2nd night due to knowing how temperamental my skin is so I didn't mind to look a bit of a fright heading off to bed!
So how do I find this to be working on my skin? It has been doing ok. I don't find their claim that my skin will be noticibly clearer within 12 hours and I still have spots and they are certainly visible, but perhaps they aren't quite so large and angry looking? I have perhaps used about a third of the bottle so will see how this works for me.
Perhaps worth a try if you have pretty troublesome skin.
I do use quite a few things from the Planet Spa range. I get the image that the products from this range are a bit fancier than other products from Avon and they just always make me think that they are the type of products that you would find in a nice Spa. It's strange how some wording can make you think all sorts isn't it?
This comes in a simple tube. It is a light pink colour and fair enough there isn't much design or that on it but it looks nice enough. This stands on it's end so you should be able to get all the product out of the tube.
So how do you use this? Just apply this to a cleansed face, leave to dry and then wash off. This is quite smooth and a medium thickness and there is a few gritty bits through this too. When this Mask starts to dry you get a slight heat from it and I get the image that this warming up opens up your pores and this gets right into your skin therefore giving a deep down clean. This is easy to wash up. It doesn't go quite as firm as some facemasks that I have used so a quick rub down with a damp sponge followed by a wash with fresh water will do the job. The scent of this is nice. It is a fresh and clean scent which is quite light.
I found this to work well on my skin. It doesn't treat any problems with your skin such as spots or Oiliness but this does leave my face feeling soft and moisturised.
Price wise I got this when there was an offer on for 2 for £5. Can't think what the price for this is now as I bought this a little while ago.
A nice pamering skin treatment.
This is another product that I have just started to introduce to my regime. I did use this when it 1st came out in Avon a while ago. This range came out with 3 different products and there has been a couple of other products out in the range since and I have bought and tried them all. I find that the normal Avon Clearskin products can seem a little harsh for my weird skin type at times but it really depends as sometimes it can work ok for me.
The packaging for this looks a bit boring in my view. It's just a light grey colour and I think it looks quite clinical. Maybe it is meant to look like this and give off that impression. All the main 3 products are numbered 1,2 3
This comes in a 125ml tube. I think the right price of this is £5 but it is on some kind of offer quite a bit in Avon. I bought this out of the previous book and paid £3. I like to buy things when they are on offer.
So how do you use this? Well just apply this onto damp skin, rub it in then wash it off. The scent of this smells quite earthy scented - well I mean the scent of this makes me think of plants and that. There is a medicated scent in here in my view too. This is more like a Clay consistency but not too thick and there is lots of grains mixed through this. It. doesn't hurt your skin when you rub this in but you can feel the abrasivness of this. This washes off easily and afterwards my skin feels nice and clean deep down.
It maybe just be me but I can find that my face can look a bit more spotty after using this for the next day. I don't notice more spots, but the existing ones can look a bit more red and sore. My Forehead can seem a bit dried out too but this only seems to last for that night and then the dryness is back to normal.
Although it sounds like a negative I have pointed out with the dryness and spots I think that this is cleaning deep down so I expect some bad results brought to the surface.
I will continue to buy this as I think this works well if you have problem skin.
Ib have used most of the products from The Body Shop Tea Tree range over the last few years. I did find that the range was great with dealing with my temperamental skin but my skin has changed a little recently so I do still use products from this range but alongside other products to try and sort my skin out.
I have picked up quite a few good offers from The Body shop in regards to price and I bought this in the new year when it was on offer and I had a 50% off voucher when I spent over £30 - to spend £30 in the Body Shop isn't exactly hard!
These come in a tub and the pads are stacked on top of each other. There is 40 pads in the tub. Although when I reached the last Pad it did seem to be not quite as wet as when I first opened the tub it was still damp enough and I was able to use this just fine. When you open the tub you are hit with the scent of Tea Tree which is quite strong. The scent does go away a bit though and I think this smells quite medicated and as if it will solve my skin problems.
So how to use these pads? Well the pads aren't all that large and quite thin, but the size is fine to go over your face and neck a couple of times. The pads are rough on 1 side and you just press firmly and rub this over the area. It isn't sore to use these and I think my face feels nice and tingly and pretty cool after use (maybe I have worn the skin away or that!)
I find that this product works well to take away the grease and dirt of the day. My face feels nice and clean and although I have to say my cheeks can feel a little dry if I use these Pads on a daily basis I would say that is more my temperamental skin and not a reflection of the product.l
I still have a few of these pads left due to not starting to use this very tub until quite recently and I would buy them again and have bought them before anyway. I can't comment on current price but I have looked around and see the price of these have varied from just under £4 to over £6 as they can be found on a few independent online selling stores.
Recommended by me if you suffer from Spot prone or greasy skin.
I unfortunately have a Frizz in my Hair and my Hair is thick too. Although some people say they would love Thick hair I can advise that I don't find it all that great.
I tend to use Shampoo for Greasy Hair as this is my Hair type so to use a product that seems to be for any Hair type (what I mean by this is this can be used for Fine hair, dry hair etc) and it is to help with Frizz.
This comes in a 250ml and 400ml bottle. There is also a matching Conditioner in the range too. The 250ml is £2.80 and the 400ml is £4.50 normally. As with all Avon products they are on special offer now and again and I tend to buy when this is on perhaps a half price offer. I like to get a bargain.
The bottle for this looks alright. Nothing all that special. It is just a simple looking Flip Top bottle.
The consistency of the Shampoo is more a Cream than a Gel. It is a medium thickness so a decent sized blob of this will lather up well. The scent of this is a nice fresh scent. It is quite a strong scent but once your hair has been washed then it is just a light scent that is left behind. I can still smell this easily the next day too.
How does this work? Well I use the matching Conditioner to give the best results. I find that this works well on my hair. It seems to clean it deep down and I don't find that this leaves my Hair any Greasier than using Shampoo especially for my Hair type. I find that my Hair does look smoother and I find that my Hair straight after using this isn't as Frizzy looking as before. I sometimes use a Hair dryer after Washing my hair or let it to dry naturally, but I tend to use my Straighteners the day after I wash my Hair so I do worry about Frizziness in my Hair.
I will keep using this as it is a good product and I do notice the difference in my Hair after using this.
I have had so many Body Lotions and that in the cupboard. I always get them with good intentions to start using them and moisturising myself but when i'm rushing about and there is always 101 things to do then the applying moisturiser tends to get skipped. I bought this one about 6 weeks ago as 1 of my friends said how good it was, and although I don't really have all that dry skin I do have a couple of dry patches on my body, so I thought this would help. I do like the Planet Spa range from Avon.
This comes in a large jar - but being 200ml I would expect it to be quite large. It is quite wide so you can scoop this out easily enough too. The Jar comes in a box which personally I don't see the need for this to be in a box, but that's just my view.
So this has Dead Sea Minerals in it, which makes me think that this is going to be pretty good for my skin. It makes me think that this is natural.
The scent of this is alright. Since I have used quite a few different products from this range I am familiar with the scents of the products. This smells a little Salty, and I do get the impression that this smells of the Sea. The scent doesn't seem to last all that long after you have applied this and rubbed it in so if you don't like the scent then you don't really have to put up with it.
This feels a little greasy and it is quite thick. Just scoop some of this out and rub it in. It isn't quite as thick as the Body Butters from the Body Shop but it still takes a little rubbing in. After this has soaked into your skin the greasiness goes away and you are left with a slight sheen to your skin.
So how does this work? I feel that this is a good Body Butter. The main part of my body which is affected with dry skin is my elbows and even after 1 application of this my skin is noticibly softer.
I think this costs £8 on the standard price in Avon but in the last Avon book this was on offer for £4.80. As with all Avon products it will be on some kind of special offer now and again.
A good product to try which will help with any stubborn dry bits.