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I was on the look out for a stylish yet not too pricey kettle for my kitchen. I live with my best mate and we like our home to look the part.
I purchased this from Argos for the simple reason I was on a budget and black is the colour we chose to go in the kitchen. This kettle hold up to 1.7 letres that is plenty enough for two people and a couple of visitors. I am impressed as it boils rather quickly and the water stays hot not luke warm like some kettles boil these days. The only down fall is that the lid seems to open slightly on it own accord. With the lid opening it causes more steam and if you touch the lid you will get scalded.
The switch to it illuminates a orange glow making it look sylish.
I use the kettle to make hot drinks of course however I also use it for boiling water for cooking on the hob. One draw back I have discovered is that because it is black it shows up lime scale on the outside near the spout and has to be cleaned there daily to prevent build up.
I descale the kettle every month to stop limescale from collecting on the element this does not just save money on buying a new kettle, it adds to the life and function of the kettle also.
I do like it and would advice the manufacturer to re design the lid to prevent it from opening on its own. Please be careful with children when using.
I use the kettle several times a day as I do love my cup of coffee and occational tea. Available in other colours too.
Available from Argos fro the bargain price of £11.99
My best mate and I have recently moved into a two bedroom house, as you can imagine money has been tight so economising has taken its form. I am not a real bread lover a loaf can last me a week, however I have found this bread delightful.
My best mate says this bread is utterly inedible however I disagree I think it is moreish, we do beg to differ as we do live together after all.
The bread has been cut to medium sliced and is brown in colour. The bread smells of oats with a malty undertone. The bread itself tastes as wholemeal bread should with a smooth texture.
I am pleased to point out that Sainbury's do not use bleach in any of their bread or cake products and this product is suitable for vegans too. Each loaf contains 800 grams of bread. Allergy advice is given, as it contains gluten, rye barley and oats, this can be found in bold writing on the packaging.
I use my bread for sandwiches with a variety of fillings, including: Cheese, egg and cress, ham, salad. you may have your own variety. I also like this bread toasted with low fat spread and marmalade. I have this as I am currently attending Slimming World and have this as my healthy B option, for those of you who don't know it means fibre in your daily dietary requirements
I have a toasty maker and have a toasty several times a week with cheese or whatever meat I have in at the time. This bread works really well with the machine and doesn't stick or anything as long and you coat the top and bottom layer with plenty of spread or butter, to prevent it from sticking.
This product has a not either soft or hard texture it has a melt in the mouth texture to it.
I actually prefure this bread to the leading brands. Deanne (my best mate), would argue the fact as she dispises it, however I am the reviewer and my opinion counts.
A thumbs up from me and it will be purchased again, however my mate will be buying her own leading brand bread from now on.
Available for 40p a loaf only available at Sainsbury's or Sainsbury's local stores.
I suffer from very dry skin not just on my hands but feet. Recently I visited my local Boots Pharmacy and was on the hunt for something for my very dry hands. My hands where not just sore but where very chapped from the cold. Being on a budget I didn't want to pay over the odds. The cram is white in colour and has a very light fragrance and smells of light floral scents with a citrus undertone.
It's non greasy formula makes it easy to apply and massage in to both nails and hands without your hands feeling greasy and slimey as some creams do.
I apply the cream twice a day in the morning and in the evening. With cold weather and using cleaning makes our hands dry out and loose moisture in them.
After using the cream for just a week my hands feel softer and my cuticles feel more nourished. My nails have become less brittle too.
Slimming world was foundered in 1969 by a British lady called Margaret Miles-Bramwell, who had weight issues and invented this fantastic weight loss programme.
All of the Slimming world consultants have at some point in their lives have been obese making them good role models in weight loss. Every consultant has a empathetic approach to individuals needs. No weight is read out only how much someone has lost. Each week members take a piece of fruit for slimmer of the week. I won slimmer of the week after just three weeks of being there and losing half a stone the same night. It makes you feel in control and proud to have achieved this.
The weight loss plan is easy to follow with food optimising easily explained with lots of free foods to choose from. The programme is very easy to follow. Choosing one 'A' choice and one 'B' choice along with free foods. Then we have syns they are for foods that contain either fats sugars and have to be counted for. At slimming world we are allowed to have between five and fifteen syns a day; This is to stop us feeling deprived. This is not a diet at all we can still eat what we want, but in moderation. Its about re-educating ourselves.
My weight problems started when I was in my late teens.
I was always the correct weight as a child. However when I started menstruating my body went from a healthy child into an obese child. This was due to a hormone condition that I have had since my teenage years,I tried and tested so many diets over the years, from the cabbage soup diet to weight watchers. I seemed to lose weight for a short period of time and then gaining it all again sadly.
Forward a few years. January 2015 arrived and I decided to do something about my weight once and for all. I have multipal health problems and decided that losing weight may have a slight inpact on my health. As I had tried diets in the past that failed I was convinced that Slimming world would be the same. I knew a few people that did the diet and lost loads of weight.
I woke up once morning and decided to give it a go, what did I have to loose?
My Dad said that he would like to give it a go so we thought it would be a fantastic idea to do it together. I have lost one stone three pounds in seven weeks. I feel more energised more alert and healthier. I no longer feel breathless when walking and hardly have to use my asthma inhaler as much as I used to. I feel fuller for longer and no longer feel tired or sluggish after eating like I once did.
When at goal weight we are encouraged to still attend meetings, this gives other members encouragement to continue and the goal-members ambition to carry through their journey of healthy living. It is a well known fact that when we reach goal weight we live an extra eight to ten years.
To join slimming world it costs £9.95. However Iceland have started doing their own range of Slimming World ready meals. If you go to this section you will find a leaflet that contains a coupon to join for free. Each week it costs £4.95. The support is endless, whether online or by contacting your consultant by phone.
In front of me I have a cardboard box that is red in colour and I am told they are made by Mr Kipling. There is a photograph of the said Cherry Bakewells. Information is given at the front of the box regarding health information within the product.
Each Bakewell weighs eighteen grams. I am pleased to read that these cakes contain no hydrogenerated fat and all the ingredients are natural. Made in Great Britain and history tells me that Mr Kipling comes from Rugby in Warwickshire, however the cakes can be packed at various locations within the Uk.
This product contains gluten and contain eggs.
I am not usually a sweet tooth and very rarely buy cakes or puddings. However I bought these as my best mate and boyfriend love sweet stuff. These are nice to have with a nice cup of tea or coffee or just on their own.
The Bakewells come in a foil cake case. The Bakewells are made of shortcrust pastry at the bottom and have both plum and raspberry jam within the pastry itself. On top of the pastry is sponge followed by royal icing and a cherry. They smell of icing and jam with almond smells in the background.
The cakes are delicious. They melt in your mouth. The texture is soft and you can taste the jam at the bottom along with the pastry and the sponge and icing. They are nice and sweet and are of good quality I say this because in my opinion I believe that Mr Kipling is generous with the filling within the cake.
If I hadn't of bought these from a shop I would have thought they where home made. These have had a thumbs up from Deanne and James who had two each and I had the one!
I will definately be purchasing these again will recommend these to both children and adults.
Available from all good supermarkets for £1.00.
I own a four month old Kitten called Casper. I fed him kitten food up to a week ago as he was off his food. I took him to the vet and they said to try him on adult cat food. I did and ever since he has been eating everything in site.
Comes in a small can with the Kitekat logo seen at the top. There is a picture of a ginger cat on the front.
Nutritional information is given and the daily amount are shown, please see below for information.
Within a twenty four hour period feed your cat the following:
For a 4 kg cat one third or 25 grams to two thirds equals 208 calories. Each 100 grams is 208 calories.
I was skeptical at first as Casper wasn't eating his food at all. I saw this can of food in my local Asda store in a multipack and thought there was no harm in trying it.
I am thrilled to tell you that Casper loves this food and has eaten a full tin of it so far.
The food he has tried is the white fish variety and he simply loves it.
The food is white fish in jelly and comes in meaty chunks. It contains animal derivatives and smells like it says on the tin of fish.
I am so over joyed to learn that Kitekat contains no preservatives flavours or colours. I like to feed my cat a good quality food that I know is healthy.
I feed Casper three times a day as he is four months old and a can lasts me a day and a half.
I recommend this food for all cats as it is good quality and my kitty adores it.
I purchased my multipack of six from my local Asda store for £2.89 excellent value.
One of my pet hates in life is washing up. There is no escaping it in any household.
Just recently I have had my best mate Deanne and her daughter Savannah staying with me, as I usually live alone. Being three of us in the house there is more washing up than when I am on my own.
In am currently on a money saving initiative as just lately I have had loads to pay out on one thing or another. I did my last weekly shop in Iceland an spotted this washing up liquid for the bargain price of 89p for a huge bottle.
Comes in a 675 ml plastic bottle. The Cussons logo is shown at the top. the bottle I am reviewing contains 50% extra free making it a real bargain. There is a picture of a dandelion the front and it tells us that it adds extra sparkle and has the original fragrance smell to it.
The washing up liquid smells of citrus fruits, with a hint of wood notes, the liquid is green in colour.
I simply add a small squirt of the liquid in a bowl and add hot water. I always was my glasses and cups first and then more heavy soiled items. I hardly have to use any effort as it is very highly concentrated indeed. There are plenty of bubbles. I always rinse my items after, however this is personal preference, you do not have to do this, but can if you wish to.
I usually use fairy as I find it lasts a long time. This product doesn't last as long as fairy although it does cut through grease and grime as it describes on the bottle.
I cooked pork chops the other day for us and it cleaned the oven dish with ease. My cut glass tumblers shine like a diamond with this. I use this to clean my stainless steel kitchen sink leaving it shiny and stain free. I have also cleaned my bath with it when I ran out of bathroom cleaner the other day, it looked so shiny and cleaned it with ease.
I will definitely be buying this product again with no shadow of a doubt.
Available from all good super markets for under £1.00
I can remember as a youngster my Mum owning a a lot of Avon products, whether it was eye shadow and lipsticks or mascara. I never gave Avon any thought until recently, when a Avon Rep started visited my street I had a good look through the books and decided to give a few products a go as Mum always said how good they are.
I wish I hadn't bothered to be totally honest as every product I have had lately has been of very bad quality indeed. However I will say I have liked their perfume and bath products. Make-up is a no go!
This eye shadow comes in a liquid form, that separates itself; clear liquid one end and the colour the other. You simply shake the product to mix the colour. The colour is have is called 'Glistening Teal'.
I chose this colour as I have brown eyes and thought green would make them stand out. I wanted something that would be the easiest to apply as possible leaving no mess. I have started to go out with friends a lot more lately and like to look nice and bought this to wear for a night out. I was wearing a black dress at the time and thought the colour would look nice with black.
I use foundation first followed by press powder and then use eye liner on my lower eye lid before applying the eyeshadow. The liquid is as a liquid however I feel is rather too runny and watery. I could hardly see the colour until I applied it.
I shook it and used it on my lower lid and at first I though that it looked good. The applicator has a sponge on the end to apply it to your eye. I waited until a few minutes passed and it started smearing all over my eyes making it look like I had done ten rounds with Mike Tyson. I looked such a mess that I had to remove it and wear another eye shadow in it's place.
This stuff is horrible and a waste of money. I am very surprised that fellow reviews have given this product such a high rating to be honest with you.
I paid £3.99 and believe me won't be again.
At my age I appreciate good quality product whether it is make up or clothes. I like to feel and look good, without breaking the bank so to speak. I wear false nails daily to try and break the ghastly habit of nail biting. I have been wearing them for almost a year now and if I don't wear them I feel undressed!
Comes in metallic silver rectangle box with the Avon logo clearly seen and it tells us that it is the 'Color Trend' version of their nail colour. I purchased two polishes from this range as they were on offer for just 99 p in the sale book. The ones I bought are Vixon which is like a cerise pink and natural girl that is a natural colour but to me it is more like a nude colour.
I have a regular Avon Representative who visits my home a couple of times a month, my best mate Deanne always places a order from her too. Deanne purchased the colour trend nail polish but in a different colour, she didn't like it either.
This has got to be the worst nail varnish I have ever used in my entire life. I started off as always by firstly applying base coat. I then applied the colour it was very runny indeed and took forever to dry. I had to keep applying several layers as it was looking very streaky. Another complaint I have is that the wand is far too thin and sticking to the three stroke rule is just a no go to be honest as applying this is awful. After applying it and it dried taking an hour in actual fact it chipped very badly and I had to remove the whole lot the next day as it looked so ghastly and unsightly.
Deanne and I won't ever entertain our nails with it again. Steer well clear of this product as you will be wasting your money.
I am now the proud owner of a eight week old kitten called 'Casper'. My best mate bred him and he is the image of his Daddy 'Splodge', I have written reviews on his Dad in the past.
We believe 'Casper' and his litter mates where born a little premature ( we have no proof);hence why I purchased his cat milk with the intentions of building him up and to give him all the vitamins and minerals he needs.
Comes in a pink cardboard box that has a picture of a cat at the top and the box being pink in colour. There is also a picture of milk being poured into a bowl.
Each bottle contains 200 ml of milk or 600ml for the three.
It informs us that it is low in lactose, contains calcium and vitamins, it contains milk and milk derivatives and derivatives of vegetable origin. for your cats daily needs.
The milk is suitable for cats from six weeks and right through adulthood. Each bottle is plastic with a pink top on it. You simply shake well before each use unscrew the top and you will find a pink foil seal, simply un peel it and you will be able to pour the milk.
Each bottle of milk contains four servings, being good value for money. The milk looks like evaporated milk that you get in a tin. It smells awful like gone off cheese, however they do say animals like foal smelling things!
One bottle can be stored in the fridge for four days once opened.
I have noticed that once I give him his milk it goes off after a couple of hours and I have to disguard of what he hasn't finished in his dish. However the rest of the milk stays fresh for four days as it states on the packaging.
Casper likes the milk, he doesn't finish it all in one sitting yet as he is only eight weeks old. I tend to give him the milk after his meals as if I don't he doesn't eat his food as he is obviously full from drinking milk. I have a had Casper a week now and have noticed his coat and vitality has improved since having this milk.
Always make sure water is still available to your pet/pets as this is classed as a complementary food stuff and not a drink. I do believe that £2.50 is rather a lot for the size of the bottles that is what I paid. I have however noticed they are selling this for 69 pence a bottle in my local B and M store, if any of you are interested in that information.
More informations can be found on their website:
They also have a customer care line: 0800 0648484. for general enquirers or advice on this product.
I would definitely recommend this product, the only issue I have is like I said earlier is it going off quick so just give your pet what you think it will consume straight away.
Available from all good super markets and pet shops for around £2.50 for the three bottle multi pack.
Please note; I am reviewing the wipes that come in a container and not as pictured, Dooyoo have given me the go ahead to pop my review on here.
The wipes come in a container with the Carplan log at the top and a picture of a cars cockpit at the bottom. The container is green and yellow in colour and has a grey lid at the top that plips open.
* Do not use on pedals steering wheel as this can make them become slipery. The wipes are white in colour and smell lovely of apples.
I am a very proud owner of a Rover 75, and love to keep it clean and tidy at all times.
My car gets vacuumed weekly and dusted daily. I use these wipes once a week to keep it smelling fresh and dust free.
My best mate Deanne bought these for her car and told me how good they are. She let me use a couple on my car and I was that impressed with them that she gave them to me for my car and bought more for hers.
These wipes don't just smell nice of fresh green granny smith apples but are not made of thin tissue paper either. You simply open the container at the top and feed the tissue paper wipes through a hole at the top close the top when finished allowing the moisture to stay in the said container.
I use the wipes on my leather dash board and wood effect trim, on my instrument panel and door panels. I find two wipes do the whole of the car, leaving a matt effect finish and leaving my car smelling fresh for a couple of days after using them. I only need to use these weekly as the chemicals in the wipes are long lasting.These are great for people who don't want the over bearing smell in your car, however at the same time having it smell fresh.
These where purchased from a local petrol station for £2.99. I think that is expensive as they only contain 20 wipes per container.
Although expensive I will definitely be buying these again.
Comes in a plastic bottle with a flip top. There is a picture of a yellow star with a smiley face at the top of the bottle.
I am reviewing the Star drops original all round cleaner. Star drops is made in the U.K. and has been going since 1946. It is non abrasive and makes everything sparkle and smell divine.
Star drops can be used for near as anything:
Baths, hand laundry, carpets, Melamine, cars, china Floors, paintwork, hobs,Windows, doors, sinks,upvc, tiles, upholstery, washing up, mirrors, glassware and work tops.
I love to have a nice clean and tidy home, even though I am in very bad health at present that is going to get a lot worse. I spend a lot of time in my house and want to be as comfortable as I can, being assured I have the right cleaning products to hand.
I use this product for nearly everything in my home. It has a smell I can only describe as citrus with floral notes. I once ran out of washing up liquid and used this to wash up with. It removed stains and grease with ease. I recently went on holiday and used it to wash out a few items of clothing, it worked wonders removing wet sand stains from my shorts that I was wearing on the beach that day.
I use star drops to clean my kitchen sink, work tops and even in a bucket of warm water to mop my ceramic tiles in my kitchen and bathroom.
It works wonders on my conservatory glass, it left the glass that clean you could see straight through it as though no glass was there. I used warm water with a few skirts and a dish cloth and micro fibre cloth to dry it leaving no smears at all.
I recently used it on my upvc front door as it was looking very mucky. I added a few skirts to a bucket of warm water and used a sponge and the muck came off with no effort whatsoever.
I have a bath with a shower over. I simply fill the bath slightly with cold/ warm water and add a few a couple of skirts to the water. Then I use a sponge or cloth and clean my stainless steel taps and bath. I then empty the bath and rinse with clean water. the taps and bath shine and smell fantastic too. I do the same with my sink leaving it nice and shiny.
Once a week I clean my tiles in my bathroom with warm water star drops and rinse. My bathroom looks amazing.
I purchased this from my local savers store for 89p. A real bargain. A must for everyone who are looking to save money or love a lovely clean home. Once you use this you won''''t buy anything else, fact.
I''''m reviewing my used Rover 75 2.0 CONNOISSEUR S.E. Petrol automatic. 2002 reg. The car has just covered 61,000, that being low miles for it''''s age. I paid £1000 for it yesterday from a private sale. The Connoisseur is top of the range in the Rover 75 range.
This car has the look of the ''''S type'''' Jaguar, I know this as my parents have a Jaguar S type. The Rover 75 was built to try and save Rover and many people''''s jobs. They made Rover''''s at Longbridge. I am a big Rover fan and find it sad they went bus.The car is very well built indeed and is so luxurious. Rovers where built to last and where known as a working class Rolls Royce, back in the day.
I purchased this car yesterday for a thousand pounds. The body work is like brand new, considering it is twelve years old. New this car would of cost £26,000. The car was intended to invite the interest of business people, as it is stylish comfortable and easy to drive.
The exterior of the car is beautiful, having chrome trim and chrome door handles. The colour of my car is moon stone very pale green. Having 15 inch alloy wheels, front and rear spot lights. My car has an electric sunroof with slide and tilt.
The interior of the car has black leather seats and trim the seats are heated and are also electrically operated to move them. The rear seats can be split and folded down. The car has a very good size boot too, that can be split down the middle.
The rear seats sit three people and have head rests. There is front and rear arm rests for extra comfort for long journeys. The vanity mirrors light up too. The instrument panel has cream dials and when the lights are on there is a red glow.
My car has a tape player and 6 disc C.D. player. Air conditioning is fitted as standard on my model.
The engine is v6 2.0 Connouiser automatic, with five speed gear box. Sports mode economy mode and snow mode. The snow mode is fantastic when driving in snow or ice as it prevents it from skidding. This model has cruise control for long journeys to save on fuel consumption.
This car is the nicest car I have ever had the pleasure of owning. I bought this car as I have a progressively bad spine condition and arthritis in my left knee. I find this car a joy to drive. When in economy mode this car changes up gears very smoothly and hits top gear at around 45 miles per hour.
The body work is spotless on mine and all of the ones I have seen as they have anti corrosion paint.
I recommend this car to someone who is seeking comfort and luxery, you will not be disappointed. The car did 37 mpg when I travelled on the motorway yesterday good for a 2.0 automatic in petrol. However it does depend on how you drive of course, I was traveling at 60mph from Birmingham to Coventry.
I spend loads of money on razors as I have a extreme body hair problem that is related to a hormone imbalance.The problem effects my self esteme alot and at times I don't want to step out of the front door. I was in my local Boots store yesterday and spotted this for £10.99. I thought I would give it a go, to be honest I wasn't holding out too much hope as I have tried products in the past that where useless.
Comes in a rather stylish box. It tells me that it is Nair simple and effective easy microwave wax. It comes in a green plastic tub the wax is brown in colour. It clearly states that it is dermatology tested. However you must preform a patch test 24 hours before doing the full wax treatment. Do not use it on moles or wherethere is damaged skin.
For a 900 watt microwave heat the full tub for 130 seconds or 2 minutes 10 seconds. For half a tub heat for 70 seconds or 1 minute 10 seconds. Leave to cool for 3 minutes.
If it is cool enough at body temperature use the applicator to spread a thin layer over the direction of the hair grow Then remove after a couple of minutes. Do ot go oer the same area again leave 24 hours before reapplying.
I have used numerous brands of wax in the past. This has got to be the best I have used to date.
I have a severe hair growth problem due to having Poly cystic ovaries. I have been going on dates lately and don't want them being put off by body hair!
I had a bath before applying it as I believe it opened the pours more.
I used the wooden applicator and spread it on the hair. I then left it for about two minutes then I peeled it off in the direction of the hair growth. It is brown and smells of toffee. I prefer the peel off more than having to use strips its less messy. To my amazement all the hair came off. Mine is very thick due to my condition.
I used it on my tummy chin and upper lip. I feel more confident now. My skin is silky smooth. I found it lasted week on me then I reapplied it. On the instructions it says use every four weeks. For me every week is great because I don't have to shave every day and have the embarrassment of razor burn.
I highly recommend this for women with hair growth issues like me, or for you ladies who just want to look glam. This is the product for any women to try.
I can now go out with my head held high because no-one can see it!
Comes in a glass jar with the Branston logo clearly seen in bold writing. I am reviewing Branston Original 360 gram jar. This product is suitable for vegetarians as it contains no meat derivatives, or flavours. Branston has been going since 1922. There are also other products available in the Branston brand that I am hoping to try very soon. This product is recyclable to help care for the environment.
More information can be found on their web site: www.bringoutthebranston.co.uk for further information on their products, and recipe ideas.
I have this either in a sandwich or with rice cakes or crackers. However the other night I made me and my best pal a plough mans supper and had this with cheddar cheese and wensleydale. This tasted absolutely lovely. I can taste onions , carrots and vinegar and a hint of lemon juice. This smells of balsamic vinegar and has a sweet taste to it not too strong or tangy at all.
This is nice to have with crusty bread as I had this with my ploughmans the other night. This is very flavoursome indeed I have had this with chicken cous cous and salad before and it went very well together much to my amazement.
I believe as the years have gone on that this product still remains it's same faithful self with the same texture and flavours that it had from as far back as I can remember. I know there are other varieties of this. I.E. small chunks to have in a sandwich for for those that don't like big chunks.
I highly recommend this product for all you pickle lovers out there.