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    • L'Oréal Glam Shine Diamant / Make Up / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      02.05.2011 12:55
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      An affordable product which is pretty and feminine.

      I love a good lip gloss, as it can make your lips appear pretty and attractive whilst providing you with a moist and silky feel. However, I often begrudge to pay over the odds for a lip gloss as my makeup costs me enough as it is. Priced at £7.69 (price may vary depending where you shop), this lip gloss is incredibly reasonable. L'Oreal Glam Shine Diamant beautifully complements my skin tone - but it may pay to try to find one that matches yours should you find the results aren't very good. This product does exactly what it says, it makes me appear quite glam whilst giving my lips a stunning shine. While many people choose to add lip gloss over their lipstick, I think it can be more sophisticated and elegant to sometimes just add the lip gloss directly to the lips. I often use this lip gloss when only wearing a little makeup as it allows me to feel feminine and gives me that extra confidence when out and about. However, the downside of this product is that it doesn't stay on the lips very long, which often leads to reapplication. A more expensive lip gloss, such an Lancôme, usually lasts much longer. However, if you don't want to pay out for an expensive lip gloss, then L'Oreal Glam shine is the perfect product. I am a big fan of L'Oreal products, as I believe they are reasonably priced and mostly effective. However, as they are not high end, I don't think a person should expect them to be as effective as a product which is priced over £10 to £15.

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      02.05.2011 12:24
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      When it works, it's great. When it fails, it's awful.

      When I was younger I used to go on the sun beds a fair amount; however, as I've got older I've realised the potential dangers of using them. So I decided to start using fake tan. Unfortunately, this often led to some disastrous results, such as obvious streaks on my arms, legs and body. I thought this maybe due to choosing lower brand products from the range of £5 to £8, so I decided to go for a slightly more expensive option. My first experience of L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tan was quite impressive. I had good, even coverage and a deep bronze tan that suited my skin tone. I received compliments from friends regarding my skin colour and it gave me more confidence when wearing my party dress. However, my second experience with the tan didn't really go to plan. Once the tan had dried on my arms and came out over a few hours, I found that I had several obvious streaks on my arms from the bits I'd missed. As you cannot see exactly where you have sprayed the tan it can be hard to locate where you have or have not covered with the tan mist, and you won't know for sure until the colour starts to appear on your body. Another downside to this product is that it is really hard to wash off, and it lead me to scrub and scrub until it started to fade. It also has a strong fake tan smell so I advise anyone uses this product to apply it within reason. When using L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tan, I think when you get it right it works brilliantly, but when you get it wrong the results can be quite disastrous. Priced at approximately £11, it is a reasonably priced if it works for you, but it may pay to purchase a little more for a product which is more reliable.

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      01.05.2011 14:54
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      An effective hair care product that eliminates curls.

      As I have naturally curly/wavy hair, I am always in search for the best curl products on the market. I am usually quite sceptical about buying certain curl hair care items because they often never live up to my expectations. However, the Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Curl Definition cream exceeded my expectations. I first used this product in Turkey, so my hair was quite unruly and dry due to the heat. As I was attending a wedding I needed a good hair care product which could keep my hair calm and styled, so my Mother - who is a hairdresser - recommended I try Kerastase. I honestly didn't expect it to work but tried it nevertheless. I was astounded by the results and my hair looked even better than when I style it at home. Thankfully, I felt more comfortable being involved in the wedding photographs and this product allowed me to just enjoy my day knowing my hair was under control. While I've read many reviews saying people found this hair care product heavy and sticky, I think it is incredibly light. As long as you only use about one or two drops each time then I shouldn't see any problem, anything more probably would weigh your hair down - but this can happen when you put too much product on any type of hair. Curly hair has a tendency to be dry and frizzy, but this Kerastase product made my hair feeling soft and bouncy whilst frizz-free. I suggest anyone who uses this product just follows the recommended application directions. While it is slightly more expensive than other curl product brands on the market, I honestly think it pays to pay that little bit extra.

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    • 30 Rock - Season 4 (DVD) / TV Series / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      01.05.2011 14:06
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      A superb programme that is unique to anything else on TV.

      Undoubtedly one of the best comedy shows in the US, 30 Rock is easily one of the funniest TV programmes on the box. While most comedy writers aim for at least three laughs a minute, writer and leading lady Tina Fey manages to achieve about ten laughs. 30 Rock lives up to the previous three seasons, and while many people have suggested this show is starting to lose its way, I think it has only improved with age. While there is no long running narrative throughout the seasons, every episode is incredibly unique and entertaining. While there is a lack of plot in the comedy show, the characters are extremely individual and three dimensional. 30 Rock season 4 is basically about the witty and hopeless-in-love Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) trying to make a fantastic sketch show whilst dealing with the unusual people and antics around her. While season 4 is entertaining, you should not expect to come away with anything by the end of the episodes other than a smile on your face. While the characters all have an arc, they are repetitive to the previous seasons and the show is basically based around the plot of the episode and the laugh out loud one liners. 30 Rock season 4 has an extensive range of DVD bonus features, including deleted scenes, audio commentary by Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and other actors featured in the show, plus so much more. Also, with 22 episodes of comedy gold, this season is the perfect way to forget about your troubles and just absorb yourself in the strange and wonderful world of this Emmy award-winning show.

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        01.05.2011 13:17

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        A stunning season overall, and is up there with Season 1.

        Brothers and Sisters is a funny, intense and gripping drama that is full of strong characters and bold stories. One of the best comedy dramas on television, Brothers and Sisters is an intelligent programme that is easy to watch and extremely entertaining. The Walker family have been subject to many ups and downs throughout their family life, and this season is no exception. Whether you are interested in the tempestuous relationship between Justin and Rebecca, are absorbed in the world of politician Robert and communications officer Kitty, or you just love Kevin's wit, you will not be disappointed with Season 4. Season 4 is full of entertaining stories which will make you want to watch episode after episode. During this season, we witness a troubling revelation come to the forefront of the Walker family which could seemingly tear them apart, Justin struggling to make it through medical school and the arrival of an unwanted enemy who wants to steal Ojai Foods from Sarah, Holly and Nora. The season finale is extremely spectacular and beautifully acted by all cast members involved in the final scene. The dialogue in this show is incredibly flawless, and the fact that this programme can have the audience laughing one moment and crying the next is testament to the high quality of the writing and the stunning performances of the cast.

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      • 24 - Season 8 (DVD) / TV Series / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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        30.04.2011 18:29
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        Excellent twists and tales which will keep you hooked from beginning to end.

        Season 8 of 24 is the perfect way to say goodbye to a fantastic programme. Full of action and pace, this boxset follows Jack Bauer as he struggles to keep control of his situation. While the new characters in the season take some time to get used to, they soon become a great asset to the show. 24 is famed for its dodgy characters and twist and turns that make people keep watching episode after episode, and this season really does deliver. In my opinion, the relationship between Jack and Chloe is really special - and if you love their relationship then you are sure to love this season. Jack is still as cool and badass as ever, and with an excellent plot you are sure to be hooked. I'm a big 24 fan, and this season is one that has remained in my mind. The last episode had me in tears - and whether or not this was due to the plot or saying goodbye to one of my favourite TV shows is unknown. What is clear is that when season 8, it is the perfect end to a near-perfect TV show. What I admire about this season is that we finally get to see a more vulnerable Jack Bauer - while he has never been a stickler for the rules, I love how rebellious he is in this season. Without revealing too much about the plot - it is basically on the same premise as the previous season: Jack needs to protect US citizens and those that he loves. This season is more diverse and extraordinary than any of the previous seasons, while season 6 undoubtedly lacked characterisation and a gripping plot, season 7 and 8 have been anything but predictable.

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          30.04.2011 12:44

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          Excellent series. A big improvement on season 3.

          Ugly Betty has never claimed to be an intelligent and insightful show that will broaden the mind into fashion and journalism. However, it is fun and entertaining. And while season 3 lacked a lot of the premise the show was based on, series 4 undoubtedly delivered. This show was reportedly axed due to a slump in ratings in the USA (and deservedly so), but by the end of season 4 I didn't want it to leave my screen. One thing that always had viewers hooked to Ugly Betty was her relationship with Editor in Chief, Daniel - and series 4 really does build on this relationship just like theirs. The final season allows Betty's character to flourish, and the show is clearly back to the high standards set in the first season. The season finale is the perfect way to end such a fun show, and is sure to leave you wanting more.

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        • Sex And The City 2 (DVD) / DVD / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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          30.04.2011 12:21

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          Still fabulous but with slightly less drama and punch.

          If you're new to Sex and the City and are looking to see what all the hype is about then this film is probably not for you. What I would suggest is you continue with your search and buy the complete SATC boxset and start from the beginning; however, the first few episodes are nowhere near as good as the rest of the series so stick with it. On the other hand, if you are an avid SATC fan then you should be sure to buy this DVD to add to your collection. While, admittedly, it is not the best of the two films - in fact, some of the TV episodes are better - it is still as fabulous as Carrie Bradshaw's shoes. While the plot is a little average, and at times quite predictable, it is still funny, witty and full of excitement. There is a wedding, a trip to the Middle East and a reunion with an old flame. The wicked one liners, friendship between the four best friends and the fashion will surely have you smiling from start to finish.

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          30.04.2011 12:06

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          An excellent book full of character, wit and emotional twists and turns.

          If you are looking for an average, typical love story then this book is not for you. 'One Day' is a book that is more that just a love story, it is something that will grab hold of you and won't let you go until you reach the very last line. I don't usually read romantic novels, and I only chose this book because it was on a three for two offer at my local book shop and it was just to fill in the numbers - and as much as I shouldn't admit this - I only picked it up because of the book cover. However, this book surprised me. It was full of so much wit and heart, and will have you loving and hating the characters during different periods of the story - which makes them more human and relatable. I felt as if I knew the characters by the end of the book. David Nicholls ultimately gives you an insight into the lives of the characters for one day every year for twenty years. His writing is easy to read yet beautiful and intelligent. This book will make you laugh out loud, and it will also make you cry your heart out. It will make you remember love, and it will let you remember the pain of love. While I may sound like I am overselling it, this book is truly wonderful and one of the best books I've ever read. I honestly urge anyone, man or woman, to give it a try. And if you don't read the book, then at least see the film when it comes out.

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        • Maybelline Falsies Mascara / Make Up / 3 Readings / 1 Rating
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          30.04.2011 11:45
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          Good mascara, but not the best of the Maybelline Mascara collections

          I'm a big fan of Maybelline mascaras. In fact, I won't buy anything else. I'm a sucker for a new brush on the market, and anything that tells me I can enhance the look of my eyelashes I have to have. The new Maybelline Falsies mascara is a good makeup tool; however, I have to say, it is not the best of the Maybelline mascara collections. While the mascara does work better than most other mascara brands, in my opinion - the plastic brush I feel ruins the lash effect. So, if you are looking for a good Maybelline mascara that can enhance your lashes, has good coverage on the eyes and can make your eyes stand out in a crowd, you should possibly consider purchasing Maybelline Colossal Mascara (the yellow one). There is a reason why Maybelline is one of the most popular brands on the market, and when it comes to high quality makeup, I honestly feel you can't find much better.

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