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I have been using this site for a couple of years now, they offer good quality clothing for very reasonable prices.
I have always been 100% pleased with my orders and the fast delivery, there is a next day delivery 4.99 or uk saver 3.99 which normally takes 2-3 days.
The site has a huge range of Dresses (including maxi dresses, day dresses and evening dresses) ,Jeans, Jumpsuits, loungewear, leggings, coats and jackets , knitwear, shorts and playsuits, lingerie and swim wear, accessories, jewellery and watches, scarves and hats, bags and belts,sunglasses, hair accessories and hosiery, Footwear including boots, high heels, wedges and flats.
The site is extremely easy to use, Although I would say if you see something you like put in into your basket just in case you cant find it again as there is so many items its easy to lose things.
It has several sections including...
The 'looks' section where you can get ideas for paring ideas together and for the high fashion looks and trends,
A 'holiday shop' section for all your holiday needs.
And a 'style fix magazine' which is a section with photos of catwalk looks and how to copy or create your own look.
Also on alot of ideas you can view them at different angles and most have a catwalk video so you can see the clothes in movement and see how they flow on a model.
The site seems to be up dated often with new ranges.
The sale section is fantastic with loads of bargans.
Just today I had a package arrive and once again I was extremely pleased
Thankyou boohoo :)
DeKuyper Cherry Brandy,
It is extracted from dark red cherries and blended with exotic spices and fine brandy.
The company DeKuyper has been making many brandys such as Apricot, Blackberry, Cherry, Ginger, Kirschwasser Cherry, New England Style Coffee, Peach, as well as 100s of Schnapps, liqueurs and cremes.
I had this in my cupboard after i bought a cocktail book and loads of random cocktail ingredients, i didnt really like it,
it was a strong and dominating flavour so i and i didnt like the tatse it added to the cocktails.
Although i love cherry flavoring so i guess its brandy i dont like!
One day a friend came round and saw the bottle and was chuffed, i told him i hated it so to help himself, he mixed it with diet coke and added loads of ice and it was lovely, just like alcoholic cherry coke.
I probably wouldnt buy it again but i might be tempted to have a cherry brandy and diet coke on a night out !
Dooleys, fresh cream infused with toffee and caramel mmmm....... :)
Using natural ingredients to get a smooth taste and texture using a so called secret blending process to give it a unique flavour, (blended from premium vodka, natural ingredients and infused with real toffee caramel.)
Dooleys is produced by a family owned company in Germany who have been producing drinks since 1892, being the only toffee liqueur on the market....or the only one I can find.
This is a perfect girls drink, the company wanted to create something for us girls!
And if you like Baileys you will probably like this although it is quite different from Baileys as its based on vodka rather that whiskey,
purely because not many girls like whiskey! and its HALF THE FAT!!!
Because its low in fat it doesn't have to kept chilled so its not always found in the fridge at the supermarkets, although when its opening it should be kept chilled.
Its a lovely drink maybe a little bit more sickly than Baileys (although being fat the fat I would say it might be higher in sugar)
Perfect for a girls night in served with loads of ice.
I sometimes umm and arr over whether to buy Baileys or Dooleys, always choosing Baileys although now I know its half the fat id probably be more tempted get the Dooleys, I will be trying it in cocktails next time I buy it :)
As with Baileys its a great ingredients for cooking, cocktails and coffees,
how about a Dooleys Day Dream...
its easy pour the dooleys into the coffee and pour the cream on top!!
For a 70cl bottle its about 11.99 and its 17% alcohol
Archers is a type of fruit schnapps, made with peaches, which was launched in 1986.
A Scnapps is a strong alcoholic drink normally around 40% which gives it a very long shelf live!
The name schnapps comes from the old german word "snappen", meaning a gulp or to swallow,
Hence the traditional way of drinking schnapps in Europe is a shot.
The nice thing about Archers is that is a sweet refreshing drink, brilliant for thoses who have a sweet tooth and dont like the taste of bitter alcoholic drinks, and it can be drank with many different mixes commonly with lemonaid and ice although i like cocktails, so a few of my favorite ways to drink it are...
An Irish Quarter
1 shot of Jamesons Irish Whisky
1 shot of Archers Peach Schnapps
1 shot of Blue Curacao
topped up with orange juice served in a tall glass with loads of ice.
or A kiss on the beach
2 shots of vodka
2 shots of Archers Peach Schnapps
slash of orange juice
slash of cranberry juice
and topped up with lemonade
for a 70cl bottle its about 11.99
You can also get Archers Aqua which is Archers alco pop
It comes in many flavours such as peach, raspberry, apple, orange, tropical fruit and even the cranberry its much weaker and is good on a for a out.
They are sweet but not as sweet as alot of the alco pops out there.
Its great all year round and with so many combinations and styles of drink you cant go wrong :)
Tia Maria is a dark rum, a jamaican recipe the main ingredients are coffee beans, cane spirit, vanilla, and sugar and has a alcoholic content of 20%
The drink was invented and produced byDr. Evans in Jamaica just after World War II.
Although the legend goes way back,the tia maria legend is that the drink was discovered in the 17th century, the owner of a Jamaican plantation, was forced to flee the county with her chambermaid. In the rush to leave,the chambermaid only had the time to take her mistress's most treasured possessions, which included some jewellery and the recipe for their familys liqueur, Therefore it was named after the chambermaid Tia Maria.
It has now been bought out my the huge pernod company.
I like to drink it with cola, although there are many cocktails in which it is used.
The black Russian is popular which is 2 shots of vodka and one shot of Tia Maria served in a small glass with ice, Or a Tall Black Russian which is the same just topped up with cola, Or a orange smartie when topped up with orange juice.
It is also used alot in puddings and coffee (in hot black coffee with cream on top) ,similar to Baileys yet it is not creamy like Baileys, tia maria cheesecake and tiramisu are two of the most popular desserts i know off.
The consistency is kind of syrupy, the sugar is quite apparent. The smell is sweet but not sickly.
The adverts state its 'uniquely dark and intriguing' i say its totally yummy!
It comes in a few different sizes
350ml 6-9 pounds
700ml 13-14 pounds
1 litre 17-19 pounds
(i checked the prices on a supermarket compare site)
Ok what can i say... Baileys Irish Cream... yummy!
Ingredients include Irish cream, Irish Whiskey, Chocolate, vanilla, caramel and sugar and does not contain preservatives. Its 17% alcohol
Baileys went on sale in 1974 as the first Irish Cream on the market.
they trade under the name of andrew Baileys, R.A Baileys although it was a made up name and there is no such person , they just though it was good marketing.
there are 4 flavours...Original, mint, coffee and caramel
Baileys is used commonly with ice, in cocktails or served in coffee.
A common drink is a baileys latte which involves...
50ml Baileys with a hint of coffee
25g dark chocolate
Dark chocolate curls
You boil the milk and pour half over the chocolate leave a minute to melt then whisk to make it smooth, then add the baileys and the rest of the milk and carry on whisking till smooth, pour apply cream and sprinkle on the chocolate curls (gratted chocolate) and nutts.
For a more simple baileys coffee just use a measure of Baileys in a cup of coffee and then top it up with steamed milk and cream.
My favorite baileys cocktail is a white russian..
which is a shot of vokda, a shot of Tia Maria and topped up with Baileys,
its not a russian drink its just called that because it contains vodka.
I have tryed cheaper Irish cream such as Irish medow which were just as nice but they are not as thick and dont work as well in cocktails if you need to create layers as they are too watery.
Häagen-Dazs now has a Baileys flavoured ice cream and Ben and Jerry's also have a Bailey's Irish Cream in their Dublin Mudslide.
in 2003 Baileys released a alcho pop called a Baileys Glide which were lovely but they were expensive to drink and only small bottle so i dont think they were popular and were discontinued pretty quick unfortuntely.
We stayed at the RIU groupa hotel, Sal, December 24th 2007
we flew out xmas eve and stayed for 2 weeks
I had done some research into the island so i knew what to expect....
windy, hot and dry, with not alot there at all and it was all true.
Ok lets start with the the hotel itself, (There was only about 4 hotels on the island!!), it was great like a really big sand castle right on the beach, we had all inclusive which i was glad as when we went into town i wouldnt have eaten out due to the hygine of the town but it was what i expected from this poor country.
There was several different restaurants all buffet style, which i liked,
there was a cape verdian style restaurant, a chinese, and a grill to name a few. We spent most of the evenings in the beautiful lobby drinking the cocktails :)
The beach was amazing, although it was very windy like a sand storm,
perfect white sand and bright blue water, although the sea was rough when you get out deep the snorkerling was brilliant, id never been snorkerling before and was shocked by the amount and size of the fish.
The island itself is barron with only a few main roads, driving was difficult as alot of the time it was just sand, we were told it hadnt rained for 7 years not sure how true this was but it didnt look like it had rained for a long time. The island is like dessert there isnt really much here at all... a few buildings with tin roofs, with a few shops which were more like little houses selling handmade bits and bobs.
The locals were friendly not much english was spoken but they were trying to learn by making polite conversation.
Alot or everyone we spoke to was moaning... i dont know why... they were disapointed there was no water park ( no rain hence no water, no money hence no park!!!) or moaning because it was windy... ( its one of the best places in the world for wind surfing hence its.....WINDY!!!) The rooms were nice, simple africa style which i liked because i felt like i was in Africa and not in New York or Hong Kong,
I dont think people researched into the island and expected Tenerife, tourisism has only just hit this poor island, in 10 years it will be like tenerife or worst Benidorm!
I will probably go back just to see how its changed to see how many hotels have shot up and changed the landscape.
Not much else to say really... Its a beautiful place but the island itself is (or was back in 2007) barren and empty like a desert,
Its perfect for anyone who likes peace and quiet, to sunbath and relax,
There was really only one road from the airport to the hotel, the town was a 20 minute walk along the beach, i say town but it wasnt really just a few huts with a few estate agents selling land for next to nothing! And a irish bar that i think had closed down or maybe it hadnt got round to opening yet, a butchers which scared me alot haha.
There was a boat trip we went on which was great although it was a bit scary and was cancelled 4 times before we went out (going out the day before we went home just because they didnt want to refund everyone) As the sea is so rough it was a very bumpy ride and alot of people felt ill, but was worth it for the beautiful scenes.
All in all a really peacefull holiday, great food, great beach, not the place for kids as the water was to rough and there is no parks or everything, unless its changed since 2007. There was plans for a golf course.
i had a lovely romantic hoilday and would recommend to everyone :)
i have been to paphos 3 times now its situated on the south west coast of the island of cyprus,
151km (94 miles) southwest of Nicossia; 135km (84 miles) west of Larnaca; 10km (6 miles) from Paphos International Airport.
ts a very romantic island being the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty!
There are loads of chances to visit archaeological sites and ruins
Ruins that date back to the 12th century BC such as Tombs of the Kings, (not sure whether Kings were buried here or not) a large underground area that has tombs built out of solid rock dating to 4th century BC, and plenty of museums and Mosaics to look around.
Plus only a hours drive to the beautiful mountains troodos mountains.
Coral Bay in October 2009 ( a 20 minute drive out of the paphos town )we stayed at the Ascos Beach Hotel for 7 nights which was all inclusive package holiday for about 380 pounds each,
When we arrived the realy nice porter showed as to our room and the door wouldnt open so we sat in the bar and had a few cocktails untill they found us another room, which was a lovely was to start the holiday. The next day we explored and found the beach it was a beautiful with lots of sunbeds and two litle cafes either side.
Coral Bay would be a nice place for familys and couples its peacefull and i would say very safe, but it you want a bit more life maybe look closer to the town.
We decided to come back in April 2010 i wanted to stay stay closer to the harbour where there was more action so we rented a villa which was a 20 minute walk if you didnt get lost which i did...alot!
This holiday we discovered Bar Street which made the holiday completly different to the last one... many late nights, the bars were really cheap 5euros a drink buy one get one free and in most bars a free shot as well! It was so friendly i was shocked and we made some new friends too, i normally hate bars and clubs but had a very good time due to everyone being extremely friendly.
you will find bar street and tombs of the kings road with Irish bars, Cypriot tavernas, sophisticated hotel bars and stylish cocktail lounges, you will be spoilt for choice as there are so many to choose from.
on the last day we saw a hotel called Daphne 30 seconds from the seafront and we decided that in july 2010 we would return!
So we booked the week with flights only 316 each the hotel was a bit like a 1970s bedsit but to be honest the location was so good we didnt care it was right in the middle of everything and a 30 second walk to the sea so i spent all my time sat on the harbour sunbathing and chilling out, the beaches are beautifull, and were never too busy i think just because they go on from miles, the water was clean and calm.
The temperature was around 36 everyday but with a lovely breeze so it never felt too hot.
There was so many nice bars and food places to relax in.
Food price wise was also very good in many place you could have a 3 course meal from under 15 euros, Full breakfast from about 4 euros.
In the town there was alot of nice shops also quite a few british shops such as Peacocks, there are alot of british influeneces there due to our close history with cyprus, but this does not take away thing away from the charm of the town it actually works very well, there are alot of different nationalilties which i think is part of its charm.
I have already rebooked the hotel two weeks in feb 2011 and im going to book another one maybe this october.
There is something special about this place, im seriously thinking of spending a few years there... maybe longer :)
I LOVE ALOE VERA!!!
And this being 99.9% pure aloe vera is great :) it contains around 20 amino acids, minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, enzymes, vitamins, polysaccharides and nitrogen.
Which basicly mean its great to keep your skin healthy, and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects.
Making this gel awesome on cuts, bruises, to protect skin from the after effects of the sun, dust, smoke, exhaust fumes,
it also hydrates dry, rough or skin overly sun-exposed daily and to prevents wrinkles ,nappy rash and would even help to heal scars and skin infections, and can be used everyday on eczema and psoriasis to relieve the symptoms.
Also helps in increasing circulation of blood.
Aloe plants have been used worldwide for more than 3,500 years.
They are sometimes called desert lilies which look alot like cacti (cuctus) and there are more than 200 varieties.
Aloe vera means, true aloe, in Latin, is the most widely used and most effective of all the aloe plants.
I've used this gel after waxing my legs and eyebrows, it was cool and soothing and it disappeared into my skin nicely leaving it soft and smooth.
The smell was just like most Aloe Vera product i like the fact no perfumes have been added to change the smell.
Only a little product was needed as it went along way. I thought it would be more sticky but it was fine.
Most people think that products should sit on the skin and if they disappear they apply more, this however is not the case, the product should be absorbed into the skin to feed it, if it just sits on the top chances are its bulked up with petroleum and wont do any good at all.
Aloe Vera naturally absorbs in to all 3 layers of the skin which even a lot of modern expensive creams simply cant do, because the composition of an aloe vera plant is similar to the human body and shares many of the organic qualities that the human body does. Most creams would only absorb in to the top layer, absorbing into all 3 is rare and makes the results more long term.
Id quite like to try the aloe vera sun lotion which i have just seen on the screen to my right when im on holiday next haha!
As some of you know i am a beauty therapist, so products such as this drive me mad! unless people are using it on wood or leather... things that arent alive!!
Vaseline is petroleum jelly! yuk! why would anyone want to put it on there skin? yes its only a pound but you really DO get what you pay for!
Vaseline is i think the main brand of petroleum jelly.
It will leave your skin feeling silky soft.... but really your skin underneath is dry as hell just covered by a fake layer, a good way to describe this is like wrapping your skin in cling film, it stops your body from elimatating toxins and it will block the pores, leaving your skin very mixed up extremely dry with blackheads.
It stops your skin from sheading so there is a build up of dead skin cells underneath the petroleum (lovely mixture) making the skin dull and lifeless looking, and can lead to dandruff, acne and other skin complains, and more serious abdominal pains, shortness in breath, coughing and diarrhoea.
Also there has been a worry that it can be linked to breast cancer due to the petroleum containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs, which are linked to cancer, its a very scientific thing so if anyone wants to know more on the dangers best they research themselves, i just believe its a risk, and its really not worth it for dull skin and spots!
I believe alot of cosmetics containing petroleum jelly are and have been banned in the EU and many other nations.
There are so many lovely natural oils out there such as grapeseed oil, almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, aloe vera and coconut oil, perfect to moisture and feed the skin add a few drops of essential oil to create a lovely body perfume or a norishing bath soak, they can be used on the face, body and lips.
People will find when they stop using the jelly the skin will take a week or two before it will start to recover... get a good body scrub to help remove the layer of dead skin, oils and toxins that will be traped, and start appling one of the natural oils i mentioned earlier, the skin will start to look more youthfull and radiant in no time at all!!!!
I have banned the use of petroleum in my beauty salon, and hopefully you will ban it in your house after reading this!
There are skincare ranges such as Natural Elements, oe and the green people which dont contain petroleum so its worth checking them out :)
This was the first Benefit make up i ever used, I was really pleased with it, although I wasnt too sure on the ooh la la or the lip plump they didnt really seem to do much, so I never reused them.
The packaging was fun, funky and stlyish. The tubes are little travel sizes but they lasted really well.
But it introduced me to 3 amazing products Lemonaid and boi ing and the high beam,
when used together you can create a amazing flawless complexion with next to no effort at all ,
the Lemonaid brightens up the skin making you look wide away. Dont be shocked by its bright colour it takes out all thr red and dark tones.(brilliant the morning after a late night!! )
Followed by boi ing to replace the colour and to cover any imperfections including under eye dark circles making an amazing difference. The texture is very thick but it smooths on great and doesnt feel heavy on the skin, it doesnt crease either.
The high beam I use after foundation to highlight the cheeks, brows and even clevage and shoulders on a night out, its gives a gentle silver shimmer to the skin making you look healthy with a youthfull radiant glow.
Lemonaid, Boi ing, Hight beam 3 products never to be without!
pricewise on www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk it was 23.50
which i think is a really good price!
I started using Benefit make up just because i was bored and found some cheap on ebay, now its pretty much all i use make up wise.
The first product i bought was a little kit called Realness of Concealness, which contained 5 products
1 Boi ing,
3 Lip plump,
4 oh la la eye product and
The kit wasnt very expensive i think about 10 pounds from ebay or on the benefit site its 22 pounds it was a great way to try a few of the products and now i always use the lemonade, which is used around the eyes to take out any redness then apply the boi ing over the top to replace the colour.
It makes such a different, it makes your eyes look so much brighter and awake, it feels quite thick but smooths brillantly on the skin and is very hard wearing.
On a night out i use it on the side of my nose and chin us well, it gives quite a made up look with foundation on the top, or in the summer i use the same but with a tinted moisturiser over the top.
On the benefit site the boi ing and lemonaid are 16 pounds each although much cheaper on ebay, they are well worth the money as they last along time.
The boi ing comes in 3 shades 1 being pale 2 being medium and 3 being quite dark, i can use a 1 or 2.
Great for a flawless looking skin!
I have worn contacts for about 15 years now,
i have tried to get these from spesavers but they charge about 20 pounds for the lens and 20 pounds to fit them which i think is naughty as i have tried them a few years ago with them and i need no lesson to put them in.
I always get them from ac lens online, it normally comes to about 30 pounds with postage.
I tryed the blue ones to start with they were lovely but i think the blue shade showed up the red tones in my eyes and looked a bit sore although they werent, where as the aquamarine and the green are both beautiful, i have green eyes and these tones really bring them out.
When i wear the green ones a few people have asked if i have contacts, where as when i wear the aquamarine people just comment on what lovely eyes i have, which is the effect i want.
I always get a pack of 6 lens before i go on holiday, they seem to last for a week or too if you give them a good clean.
I have found the colour lens to look so fake and quite weird looking but the enhancers look more natural as they are transparent so you can still see the features of your eyes.
I would recommend these to everyone, i normally wear daily contact lens as i do have sensitive eyes but have no problem with these i just give them a good rince in saline before using them.
If you have dark brown eyes i dont think they would do much they are better for lighter eyes. Its amazing what a difference eye colour makes and how it effects your confidence, very pleased and they are worth every penny!
Firsty this shampoo smells great, texture wise its lovely you can tell its high in aloe vera because its nicely gloopy.
Its great for kids and sensitive scalps.
I had a allergic reaction to bedhead products which made me allergic to... well most things :( and it was then that i started to use the MOP products.
I saw they were organic and i had already been using a organic skin care range called 0e, the 0e company actually recommended MOP haircare when i told them about my allergies,
so i started using the Pear shampoo and body wash and my skin started to improve very quickly.
( after using bedhead my skin blistered and it triggered off a series of allergic reactions, i could not even bend my fingers as they would crack and bleed and this went on for over a year untill i discovered MOP :( before using bedhead i was not alleric to anything now i cant use hardly anything, i am a beauty therapist and my doctor told me i had to quit my job :( ).
So when i started using mop i was so happy and i can work again!!
The only thing i would say is that i think the C system range is better for sensitive scalps as the pear range still contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is quite harsh, where as the Clean shampoo in the C system range is Sodium Laureth Sulfate free.
I am so thankful for finding the MOP products and that my skin has returned to its normal self!!
I love all the MOP products!! (Modern Organic Product)
they smell great and make your hair look lovely! The MOP range is pretty big so you just need to find the right product for you,
The Glisten product range i would say is not for everyday use,
its like a fashion range for extreme shine, its great for a nite out,
and great on hair extensions to stop any tangles leaving the hair really sleek and glossy
Athough it is really moisturing for everyday products i wouldnt recommend this range,
although the Shine Drops are the best ive ever used and they actually feed the hair rather than just sitting on top of it.
A great tip is to put 2 drops in with any shampoo for a really conditioning wash, also you can put a couple of drop in with hair colour for extra conditioning treatment.
If you want a every day range the Lemongrass is great for fine hair or the Mixed Greens range is the most conditioning and full of lovely veggies to feed up the hair!
ive never been disapointment by any mop product and i think ive tried them all!! :)