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I buy a pack of buscuits weekly cos i like to have them in the house incase anyone calls round for a tea or coffee and also put them in my boyfriends snap box so there never around for long.
I decided to try asda smart price gingernut biscuits this week for a change.
The come in a packet which is white and green which is the standard smartprice packaging. It has the ASDA logo on the top with Smart Price logo underneath in black letters. It has the name of the product in big green letters and has picture of a cup of tea on it. Just by looking at the packet you can tell that they're smartprice, you can't really mistake the smartprice packaging but it doesn't make any difference to the biscuits..
There are about 15 biscuits in the packet and they cost just 35p
They are nice and crispy and taste very gingery.
I never really stick to one brand of washing up liquid as I like to have a change. I have used supermarkets own brand but recently bought fairy as it was on offer for £1 for 450ml at asda. I have also seen bigger versions available for £1 in homestores such as b&m and pound stretcher so these are worth picking up when you see them and stocking up.
Whilst Fairy on the face of it is more expensive it does work out to be more economical in the long run. With supermarket own brands washing up liquid I found I was using more washing up liquid to clean as it didn't appear to do a very good job of getting rid of dirt. With Fairy a little really does go a long way and washing up takes less effort which is always good.
The plastic bottle is recyclable.
It really does leave glasses shiny with no streaky marks and gets plates squeeky clean.
I have just bought the original which is a dark green colour but is also available in lemon and also a grapefruit flavour too.
Its also really kind to the hands if you dont use rubber gloves.
Everyone enjoys a nice little refreshing can of pop sometimes!
Sprite is available in all supermarkets, corner shops, garages etc and is great if your thirsty, popping in with your pack lunches or taking on picnics ect.
The nutritional information on the little (recyclable) can informs you that the 150ml of soft drink contains 65 calories and 15.9g of sugars as well as 0 fat, the sugar content does seem to be a lot, but of course I think that most fizzy drinks will be on a par with the Sprite if we were to compare.
7up is a simular drink to sprite.
Sprite can be bought in tiny cans of 150ml which i think is the size they serve on airoplanes and 330ml can which can both be recycled. It can also be bought in 500ml bottles and also 1 and litres. The price will vary from place to place but are regularly on offer. ive recently seen at asda 6 x 330ml cans for £1.50 and two big 1.5l bottles for £2.50.
All in all a nice refreshing drink but beware of drinking too much as they are high in acid and sugar so not too good for the teeth!
I recently spent 3 weeks in thailand with my partner a week of which we spent in koh phi phi
We got a boat transfer to phi phi from phuket which took about 3 hours and cost £20 ish for a return ticket.
We went in November and it was really hot nearly 40 degrees every day and we only saw rain once which was quite heavy but all over in 30minutes.
When i arrived at the island i could not believe my eyes - it is such a beautiful island just like looking at a postcard however once you get into the middle of the island there is a large rubbish tip however they seemed to be working here and building some type of dump. There is no cars on phi phi the locals use bikes and you see the odd scooter.
The island is split into two sides phi phi don and phi phi ley - here you can also visit the site where the beach with leonardo di caprio was filmed its only a short boat ride away.
We checked into ingphu viewpoint wich was about £12 per night but had no hot water tv or air con - big mistake! we had booked this before we went but to be honest if i went again i would just find somewhere when i got there as there is lots of cheap places to stay.
The island has lots or restraunts, shops and supermarkets and all the water is sourced from water hill. you can buy drinking water in supermarkets and fill up at machines around the island which costs you hardly enything and saves on the mineral water bill.
For such a small island there is so much to do. All of the bars seem to encourage binge drinking, through the offers on buckets of alcohols, street vendors also open around 7pm to sell cheap alcohol. About 11pm everyone heads down to the beach where the bars there provide fire shows and even encourage you to get involved by skimping with a rope that's on fire, or jumping through a ring of fire! For a calmer evening you can go and watch the Thai boxing, a mix of professional Thai boxers and volunteers for the audience. Or for a perfectly chilled evening, take a walk up to the viewpoint. Be warned though, this is not an easy walk, you will have worked up a sweat by the time you get to the top. But the view is worth it, especially if you time it right for the sunset.
There is many fantastic places to eat far too many to mention.
A word of warning tho, take some insect repellant as we got eaten alive and there is no where to hide!
I would go back tomorrow if i could - it is definatley worth a visit.
When I bought my dog paddy as a puppy he was eating asda hero puppy which is asds own brand of dog meat.
Now at 3 years old i feed him a commplete biscuit meal which i leave down for him all day so he can eat it as he pleases and feed him a tin of asda hero dog meaat on a night as a treat.
You can buy in 6 pack variety for £2.70 or 12 pack for £5 only available at asda.
It comes in both jully or gravy.
Jelly flavours are turkey chicken tune and beef and gravy selection in beef and veg, tune napolitan and chicken and rice.
They also sell dog food especially for puppies,age after puppies and senior food.
~ Nutrition information ~
It contains zinc , b vitamins and natural oils , all essential for healthy skin and shiny coats.
It has fats and carbohydrates for energy.
Protein which helps with growth and muscle development.
Blend of essential nutrients to help support the immune system.
Select blend of vitamins to promote healthy eyes
High quality ingredients which help with the absorption of key ingredients
For small dogs feed 1-2 tins a day
Medium dogs 2-3 tins a day
Large dogs 3 -5 tins a day
I live with my parter with no children and we both work full time. This means the cooking tea on an evening is sometimes a chore and is generall after 6.30pm. I try to cook healthy meals and propper dinners as often as i can instead of just putting stuff in the microwave. I find a little helping hand goes a long way and to save having to mix up batter and risk the puddings turning out more like pancakes, i thought i would give asda smart price puddingd a go.
They retail for around about 50 pence and that's for a bag of 12, the packaging is very plain and simple. a plain white bag with the Asda smart price logo and a picture of the Yorkshire puddings once cooked, with the Asda green band across the bottom of the bag.
As the puddings are pre cooked they only take 6 mins in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees so save a lot of hassle.
cant say they taste as good as home made but are certainly as good as other more expensive brands.
they crisp nice round the edges but are quite small.
they are aprox 36cals each per pudding and free from colours preservatives, flavouring and hydrodgenated fat.
I always use a fabric conditioner in my wash as i love the smell of my clothes. they smell lovely as they are drying out on the radiator and as this product as fresh release technology you get a little burst of freshness from your clothes every time you move. thats what the bottle claims anyway and to be honest it seems to be true as I can always smell the scent on myself it is a really clean fresh smell.
The bottle I am using at the minute is 750 ml and states it will last for 21 washes. Ive never counted but I do a lot of washing and it does seem to last me quite a while.
I paid £1 for this bottle as it was on offer in asda and also has a 30p off coupen for comfort vaporesse ironing water. Its normally £1.59. There are a lot of other scents in the range too, all of which are fantastic too.
As this is a concentrated product you get more washes from one little bottle and is therefore endorsed with the cleaner planet plan logo!
The plastic bottle is sturdy and the bottle lid is handy for measuring out the liquid into your machine!
This TreSemme Shampoo comes in a much larger bottles then regular shampoo which means that it is usually a little more expensive, however i found it on offer at a supermarket for half price this week and decided to try it instead of my regulars.
I do normally alter my shampoo's each month depending on what is on offer, or what takes my eye on the shelf.
I chose the blonde Colour Thrive as i have blonde hair and hoped it would help to enhance the colour and make it look less dull.
When I opened the bottle I thought it smelt really nice and fresh without being too strong or chemically, the shampoo was quite thick and lathered well in my hair with any a bit of water. It also rinsed out quite easily which is good as i have really long hair and it can take a while to get rid of soap suds!
I then conditioned it with the tresemme Blonde conditioner. i havn't really noticed any difference in the colour of my hair but it is less dull and it does feel really soft.
I have also been able to leave a day or two inbetween washes, and my hair doesnt become oily.
I would definitely recommend this shampoo and whilst on the half price offer it is really good value, but i would probably pay full price for it as well as you get such a large bottle!
I like to carry a packet of chewing gum around with me as i think its a handy way to freshen the breath and mouth.
I tried this gum which is around 38p a packet and contains 10 pieces. it is available at corner shops supermarkets and garages and sometimes available in a multipack.
The packet is very easy to open; there is a tab of paper at the top end which you pull, this travels around the whole of the packet and takes the top off neatly. You can then push a piece of gum out of the opening with your thumb and finger. You can smell a nice subtle smell of mint when you open the packet and as soon as you pop one into your mouth you get a lovely minty taste. I find that the flavour isn't as strong as the other Wrigleys gums so you do tend to have to re stock quite quickly. The gum has a nice crunchy outer shell which breaks as you bite into it for the first time but after a while this melts aaway and you are left with the gum to chew away at.
The taste only lasts about 10 minutes but thats enough. I prefer this as it is a sugar free variety so better for your teath.
The pack does warn that it contains a source of of phenylalamine and excessive consumption may produce laxitive effect! but a great way to freshen breath especally if your a smoker or have eaten a smelly lunch!
I am a firm believer in looking after your feet, after all we do spend most of our time on them. I never really suffered with hard skin on my feet until I got a bar job and my feet were regularly getting wet and i was standing on them for long periods!
I like to make sure I have well manicured feet whilst on holiday or wen im going out with fancy shoes on. I have used loads of different creams and soaks and will review them all in time.
I decided to try this boots own brand in the 50ml tub which cost £1.99. You can buy this in a larger 150ml tub which I think costs about £5, but the smaller one is ideal as a tester size. This is only in Boots, as it is a Boots branded product.
I liked the tub this was in. A hard plastic pot and a handy enough size to put in your bag, or even pocket! The tub is a light Pink colour and has a dusky pink/gold screw on lid. Looks nice on the bathroom cabinet.
The smell is a light french vanilla fragrance but is not sickly. I tend to use for about 10minutes a few times a week, i can defo notice a difference and will use again, and probably even use the large tub.
Great for the money and a little bit goes a long way.
I am always looking for ways to make a little bit of extra cash! but then again we could al do with a little bit extra, especially fr holidays, christmas and birthdays etc.
I decided to have a de clutter and sell a few unwanted items.
To see an item go to "my Ebay" - Sell - Sell an item Then follow the simple instructions to list under the appropriate catagory. It will help you sellect the right one. You can then add one picture for free - this will attract more interest than items with no pic.
You can list item for 3 days 5 days or 7 days. if you have a 99p start price it is generally free or very cheap to list an item ad if you dont sell you can normally relist for free. there is a handy tool bar in the my ebay - selling which shows you bids number of wathers ect. when the item has sold you can then invoice the seller and see there address and postage instructions. You will be charged a final value sale fee on the items sale price which is a percentage. you can check under "my ebay" sellers account and fees for the different pricing policies.
Ebay is also a great place to buy some bargains. Remember to check postage costs as these are in addition to the amount you bid.
You must remember when purchasing items of ebay that not everyone will have the same standards as you. They may describe the items as in good condition but this may not be your definition of good condition!! I would encourage people to make sure that they only buy items from people who have good customer feedback. (this is left by people who purchase things off you and is marked by a number a star and a percentage. if you are unsure about an item you can email the seller directly through ebay.
Also look out for code words
BNIB - Brand new in box
BNWT - Brand new with tags
BNWOT - brand new witout tags
all in all a good way to de-clutter and raise a bit of extra cash!
I am a perfume -a- holic such a person exists.
I work in a customer facing role so like to smell nice and i also wear perfume regularly on an even.
I tend to buy perfume in the boots boxing day sale as this year I only paid £17.00 for the 30ml bottle. I think it is around £36 - £37 online.
Ok so a little bit about the bottle then, a glass bottle which has an oversived slanted lid, really looks nice on your bedside table!
So the important part then, the scent. Ive found that the main ingredients in this perfume are as follows: Jasmine, Freesia, Apricot, Lilly, Rose & Tangerine. I ind that this perfume smells really flowery and you can probably smell the rose the most out of all the ingredients.
Overall I would say this purfume is perfect for daytime and evening wear and probably stays on your skin for around 3 hours!
Perfect if you can manage to pick up a bottle in the sales.
The gift sets also have a body cream included. I have often noticed these for sale on ebay.
I must admit i havn't always used Mouthwash however now ive started using it I dont feel clean and fresh (especially in the morning) if I dont!
I have tried many different types - all varying in price. As I shop regularly at Asda, and am now trying to cut down on the weekly/monthly shopping bill I have switched over to Asda Essentials brand in Mint Fresh. Its a total care flouride protection.
The claims on the packaging are that the mouthwash has 12 hour benefit and will:
-Protect against cavities
-Protect against plaque
-Strengthen and remineralise tooth enamel
-Leave mouth feeling fresh and clean
You can certainly tell that the mouthwash is doing the job in regards to leaving mouth fresh and clean and freshening breath.
As this product is so cheap in comparrison to other brands, 99p for 500ml in a storng clear plastic bottle, it is suitable for use throughout the day as and when required.
Not suitable for use by children under 6 years.
Also asda as far as I am aware are against animal testing and fund alternative research.
I love facial wipes as they are so much less hassle than traditional soap and water and understand they ae better for your skin and no not feel as if they ae drying out your skin. These wipes are simple to use as are all face wipes, simply wiping your face without much pressure and these wipes removal 95% of my make up in the first wipe. This is what impresses me about these. Asda's essential wipes remove this in one sweep and most of my mascara also. It does need a little extra effort to removal ALL traces of mascara, but nothing too harsh, just mild effort and it does clear away everythong.
The packaging looks nice and as they are only 94p per pack and more often than not available on asdas 3 for £2 they are brilliat value for money.
Handy also to take with you whilst traveling, on flights etc ad handy i suppose if you have children. They are mild and keep skin soft. They are god quality and dont break up in your hands.
I wanted this phone when i first saw the adverts for it. I was so excited when it arrived and messed around with it for hours. It is an ok phone However, it does have some major bad points! It is chunky and quite masculine, as it is a large. The corners also get chipped quite easily, which obviously ruins the appearance. Saying that the 5mp camera is very good, and when I have developed photos from it they have been of excellent quality. You can also connect the phone to your TV and you can view your gallery from there, great for the odd snap but not good for many pictures and they do lok quite stretched on he tv.
The back of the phone always breaks, and this has happened to quite a few people I know who have this phone!
The phone however has very loud ringing volrume which is handy if your in a noisy enviroment and does have a few good features.