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I bought this car seat about 6 months ago now. My partner has a three year old son and we were taking him more places in the car and it was a nightmare keeping on borrowing seats from people. I was looking for a low priced booster seat to keep in the car so it was always there if we wanted it. I found this in Home Bargains for a bargain £4.99. Usually I would be really cautious about brands of car seats and do lots of research prior to buying. However, booster seats are slightly different and are simply a way to make the child sit taller in the car therefore making the seat belt function better and also allowing the child to see more of what's going on.
The car seat is made of thick black plastic and there are spaces both side for the seat belt to go through so that it doesn't cut into your child at all. They are also useful as handles and Ethan often uses them to push himself up in the seat and I always find it easy to use if I am carrying the seat anywhere. The black plastic has a dark khaki coloured fabric cushion which is attached to the seat with Velcro. The cushion isn't very thick (probably about a centimetre) but it does make the seat a lot more comfortable for Ethan and he never complains of being uncomfortable.
The seat is perfect for Ethan as it makes him the right height for the seat belt and I am always confident he is safe in this seat. He likes it too because it means he can see out of the windows easily and he always gets straight into the seat when he gets in the car, we never have to remind him to sit in the seat.
The whole seat is washable which is a godsend because a few weeks ago Ethan vomited all over it! The fabric cover was easy to take off and wash and it came up good as new after a cycle in the washing machine. The plastic base was easy to clean with some disinfectant and kitchen roll and it looks good as new again now.
I think this seat was a bargain and I would definitely recommend it. It is great to have on standby just incase. I don't love the colours but it is quite neutral tones and would go with most cars and would be able to be used by both boys and girls. It's such a good price, £4.99 is nothing to know that your child is safe in the car.
My partners son is a huge Fireman Sam fan. He watches it all the time and he is forever playing games which involve being a fireman etc. we bought this colouring table for his third birthday back in December. I came across the table in B+M where it was priced at just £9.99. I thought that was a very reasonable price for a table, roll of colouring sheets and pens and crayons so I knew immediately it was a must buy for little mans birthday! I have looked online and it is available online but it seems to be out of stock in a lot of places. A private seller on Amazon currently has this priced at £25 plus £10 delivery which is a lot more than we paid so if you can shop around then I would recommend doing so! Other characters were available when we bought ours including Spider-Man and Hello Kitty. Amazon currently have Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Cars 2 and Minnie Mouse all for between £11 and £12.
The colouring table comes in a large, flat cardboard box with Fireman Sam branding on it. It looks like a great gift and you wouldn't expect it to cost just £10. The table is easy to put together and then take apart again which means it's great if you don't want it up all the time. Each leg of the table simply slots into place. The legs are hollow so are light and Ethan can put this table together on his own with little assistance. Each leg has a different character on it - Sam, Elvis, Penny and Norman. The table top is about 40cm x 40cm so it is a nice size for ages from around 18 months right up until about age 6.
The table top has 12 small holes which you can put the crayons and felt tips in. The colouring roll is attached to the back of the colouring table and it is easy to roll this off to use. There are two plastic bands on the top and bottom of the table to keep the paper in place.
The colouring paper is printed full of Fireman Sam pictures to colour in. The roll provides a really nice assortment of characters, scenes and vehicles to colour in and I was really impressed with the quality of the paper and the pictures printed onto it.
The table doesn't come with a chair but Ethan often uses this whilst knelt on the floor or sat on the sofa. A kids chair or stool would fit perfectly with the table. Sometimes, Ethan will just use the table top whilst sat on someone's knee and therefore it provides a stable colouring base without the need for the legs.
The colouring roll is 10m long and there is plenty to colour on the sheet. When Ethan has coloured about 30cm worth of it we usually cut it off so he can start the next bit fresh. I have had a look to see if a new roll can be bought and I can only find plain or coloured paper, no branded colouring pages. However, we often use the table on its own with plain paper or colouring pages that we have printed ourselves so this isn't too much of a problem.
I was impressed with the quality of the stationary included with this table the crayons are thick and chunky and quite difficult to break, all of ours are still intact! The pens have a nice thick, bullet tip point and the ink is good quality. They do dry out quite quickly if the lids are left off though. Each crayon and pen has a picture of Sam on so it all links in really nicely.
The table is easy to wipe clean and the pen washes off of skin easily. Luckily we haven't got this on our clothes so far so I'm afraid I can't comment on how easily it washes out!
Ethan's eyes lit up when he unwrapped this and it was by far his favourite present on his birthday even over a new bike! He wanted to play with this for the majority of the day and the next time he came to visit it was the first thing he wanted to get out. It keeps him occupied for a good half hour on his own or longer if someone sits with him and he treats it with a lot of respect and is very gentle with it. The colouring pages are of a real high quality and they look great coloured in, we quite often cut them off and give them to family members or stick them on the fridge.
I'm really impressed with this table and would definitely recommend it. It is a fantastic gift and has proven to be very popular with Ethan and I imagine it will be for some time to come. It is a shame I can't find any more Fireman Sam paper to replace our roll on the table but maybe I'm just not looking hard enough! I am quite sure I will be buying these tables again when my baby niece and nephew are a bit bigger. They look great, are good quality and seem to be very popular too!
I have wanted to see this since I first saw it advertised, I was intrigued to see what Disney had to offer and the posters and advertisements that were around really left me puzzled about what the film would actually involve. The advertising just showed a pair of green socks and I was keen to see what they represented. I was pleased to see it was being shown on sky movies recently so me and my partner watched it last week. This is a film only review.
Cindy and Jim are a happily married couple. They are a perfect match and a couple that people would struggle not to like. The pair are desperate to start a family so are left absolutely heartbroken when the fertility doctor they have been seeing tells them that there is no way they can conceive. The couple take the news badly and it hits Cindy especially hard, she just can't seem to forget her dreams of becoming a mother. Cindy and Jim are understandably mourning the child they couldn't have. There comes a point when they realise they need to start to move on with their lives so they decide to write down their dreams of a child and bury them in a box in the garden. That night there is a nasty storm and they wake to find a young boy in their home...
I was really taken with this film. I love Jennifer Garner and was really keen to see her in this as I was sure that this would be up to her usual high standard. I had real empathy for Cindy and Jim and the fact that they were such a lovely couple really helped to hit home about how they must be feeling.
There were points throughout the film when I found myself thinking this is really odd but I was actually captivated with the film. My partner kept saying initially that it was weird but soon he too was saying how amazing the film was. He even said he was going to buy the DVD!
The plot of the film is very original and although parts of the film are slightly predictable it was on the whole an unpredictable and interesting watch. The plot flowed well and I never found myself willing the film to hurry up or waiting for something more interesting to happen.
The acting in the film is very strong. There are a few high profile names such as Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton as Cindy and Jim and the acting shown in the film is of a really high standard. The characters were all very realistic and likeable (on the most part) and I enjoyed watching the Greens journey.
The film is a fantasy drama so it isn't entirely realistic but it is a great watch and i really enjoyed watching the tale unfold. It is rated a U by Sky which did surprise me a little bit because although there is no bad language or anything it is quite sad in places.
The film was released in 2012.
It runs for 105 minutes.
It was written by Peter Hedges.
It stars Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and CJ Adams.
I really enjoyed this film and would definitely watch it again. It is heartwarming yet heartbreaking all at once and it is definitely one I would recommend.
Lemon curd is something I have enjoyed since my childhood. I often used to have it on toast or in tarts and it has remained a firm favourite of mine since growing up. I usually get the Tescos finest version but had ran out of that when I spotted this offering from Gales in my local Home Bargains store. Gales is the brand we always used to have at home when I was little so I knew I liked it and it was good quality so I snapped it up at a bargain 69p. This is a cheap price for lemon curd as I often find that it retails for more than jam and is often around £1.20 for a medium range option.
The Gales packaging hasn't changed since I was little or if it has it has changed very little. It is lovely and bright and it is packaged in a clear glass jar allowing you to see the bright yellow product inside. It is easy to open and once open you need to keep the lemon curd refrigerated and consume within 6 weeks.
The lemon curd is thicker than some offerings and I find it spreads really well, never tearing up the bread or whatever you are spreading it on. It is a bright yellow in colour and has a lovely subtle lemon scent. It looks and smells very appetising.
The lemon curd is quite creamy and although it does have a tang I don't think this is as strong as other brands. This has a lovely taste to it and it is very moreish. I often find myself craving more after eating it.
[Sugar, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Water, Margarine (Palm Stearin, Rapeseed Oil, Palm Oil, Mono- and Di-Glycerides, Vitamins A & D, Colour (Carotenes)), Modified Maize Starch, Lemon Juice from Concentrate (4%), Dried Egg, Gelling Agent (Pectin), Citric Acid, Lemon Oil, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Colour (Beta-Carotene)]
At the moment Asda are selling this for £1.20 for a 410g jar. Home bargains have this for 69p at the moment but I would definitely buy it full price. It is very tasty and there is plenty in the jar.
This is another film I had wanted to see for ages but had never actually got round to watching it. However last night it was on TV so I decided to give it a go. This is a film only review.
Kate has just began a new school, she is trying her hardest to settle in when she comes across John Tucker. John is in the basketball team and is very popular. Too popular it seems as Kate discovers he is infact dating three girls at once. Kate realises she must tell the girls and when she does it's fair to say they aren't very happy...
The title of the film really grabs your attention but it does seem a bit over the top because the girls don't want John dead they just want him to pay for what he has done.
I loved the character of Kate. She was very down to earth and seemed like a really nice girl. The three girls she becomes friends with, Carrie, Heather and Beth are all really individual and completely different which makes their alliance unlikely but they form a strong bond.
I thought the plot of the film was interesting and although some parts were predictable it was fun to watch. It had a really good pace to the film and whilst I was never left bored I didn't feel as though everything was happening too quickly either.
The ending was done well and all loose ends were tied up. The film reminded me a great deal of Mean Girls so if you enjoyed that then it's more than likely you will enjoy this too.
The film was released in 2006.
It runs for 89 minutes.
It is rated a 12.
It stars Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Arielle Kebbel and Sophia Bush.
A strong teen film, a laid back and funny watch.
Every Halloween my sister ensures she watches this film and now my niece is following suit too. I was browsing the movies on Sky the other day when I realised I had never actually seen the film myself. So I downloaded it for free from sky on demand and I got round to watching it yesterday. This is a film only review.
The film begins hundreds of years ago in Salem. The three Sanderson sisters are witches who take delight in causing trouble and their favourite pastime is eating children. One morning a brother awakens to find his sister gone. He rushes to the Sanderson house to find that they have her but his appearance causes more harm than good as they cast a spell on him to turn him into a cat. The witches are hanged but the boys parents never knew what happened to him or his sister.
Fast forward a few centruries and Max has just moved to Salem with his mum, dad and younger sister Danni from LA. It is Halloween and it is fair to say that Max is more than skeptical about the legend of the Sanderson sisters. Danni drags him out trick or treating where he bumps into a girl he likes from school, Alison. The three decide to go to the Sandersons house and Max's disbelief ends up causing them a lot of trouble...
I had very high expectations of this film. Partly because it is adored by both my sister and niece and secondly because of the all star cast. Winifred Sanderson is played by Bette Midler and Sarah Sanderson is played by Sarah Jessica Parker. Both of these actresses are favourites of mine so I was keen to see them both act in a film which isn't their usual genre.
As soon a we met Max I immediately became intrigued by the story of the Sanderson sisters. I do have an interest in Salem, we studied it at school and I also go to the witch museum in Boscastle every few years. The fact that the majority of the film is set on Halloween night gives the film a real sort of heightened feeling and it makes it very exciting because there is only one night and also it is the most spooky night of the year.
I liked the characters of Max and Alison. They were both regular teenagers and Max was the typical lad trying to impress the girl he liked. Danni was very love able and she was probably my favourite character in the film. Winifred was the ringleader of the sisters and although she was humorous I found myself immediately disliking her. I found it more difficult to dislike Sarah because she was a lot more mellow however as the film progressed her evil side did come out which made it easier for me to dislike her! Their other sister, Mary was simply Winifred's shadow and would do anything to please her.
I thought the plot of the film was interesting and it was very easy to follow. There was a clear goal in mind from the outset and it was interesting watching the build up to this and seeing how the three kids would manage to get themselves out of bother.
The acting in the film was very strong. I saw each actor as their character rather than the actor which aided the following of the film. The costumes are good and the special effects are to an above average standard. The film was released in 1993 so it is 20 years old so cannot be expected to be as smooth as films today.
The film is rated a PG and I would say this is correct. It is not too scary and any child over about the age of 8 should be fine with it but there are some scary scenes.
The film ended as I expected but the build up to this was done well and it wasn't particularly predictable. I thought that the ending wrapped everything up well and there were a couple of unexpected changes than I thought there would be.
The film was released in 1993.
It stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy
It runs for 96 minutes.
It is rated a PG.
A good Halloween film and one that I will definitely watch again.
For some reason we have had a bit of a flea problem in our household as of late. I'm not sure why because my two feline friends very rarely go out but it certainly took some getting rid of them this time! As part of my defleaing routine this comb came out regularly.
The comb is as exactly as shown above. It is a metal toothed comb with a plastic blue and black rubber handle. It is used to simply comb through your pets fur in order to check for fleas. Because the teeth of the comba re so close together it will catch hold of any critters and hopefully any flea dirt and then you will know you have a problem on your hands!
Using the comb is easy, you simply brush your pet as you would any other time. The cats often kick up a fuss when it's combing time but I certainly didn't notice that they played up anymore than usual when I used this comb. The comb caught hold of any bugs that I did come across with ease but not once did it assist me in killing the little critters! I know fleas are notoriously difficult to kill but this comb really didn't help at all other than catching them. In the end I would wipe the comb in a tissue and then squash any bugs with my fingernails in order to kill them.
The comb was used daily for about a month and it kept in really good condition for a long time. However, recently a couple of the teeth have become loose and therefore have fallen out. However, I have had a really good amount of use from this and it can still be used and it still works, there are just a couple of larger gaps than the rest of the comb.
The comb retails for about £2 which I think is a really good price. It doesn't cause the cats discomfort and it helps catch any living creatures before they start breeding around your home. If mine breaks anymore I probably will go and buy a new one but at the moment mine is still working fine.
Little Mix are a girlband containing four members. The group was formed on 2011's X Factor and consists of members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall. They were the only group to ever win the show during its 9 years on air. The girls released their first album DNA in 2012 and this is their second album released at the end of 2013.
There are two versions of the album, this review focuses on the deluxe version of the album which is currently selling for £10 on Amazon.
Salute - The title song from the album. This song has a real military feel to it and drums and trumpets are used. The song talks about recruiting other girls and I really like the tone of it. I love the way the vocals fit with the music. It is a really strong opening track on the album and it definitely gives you a flavour of what's to come. The song has a fun feel to it and it is definitely good to sing along to.
Move - Probably one of the most well known songs from the album. This was the girls first single from the album and was released at the end of 2013. The song is upbeat and fast paced and has a really good beat to it. It is very catchy and definitely one to dance to. The lyrics talk about being in a club and them wanting a guy to get up and dance with them. I find that this song can be heard again and again and I still don't get fed up of it. It's very modern and I think the girls gave a really good sneak peak of what the album has to offer by releasing this single.
Little Me - This was the second song to be released from the album and the girls released this right at the end of December. The lyrics talk about how you must live your life to the full and you only really get one chance. This is one of the more laid back and slower songs on the album but it still has a really strong beat. It is very catchy and I do like singing along to it!
Nothing Feels Like You - This is a fast tempo track with lots of background music and it does remind me a little bit of Move. The lyrics are about nothing being as good as their loved one. I like this song and it shows the girls emotional side a little more than a lot of the other songs.
Towers - This is a ballad and although I wasn't entirely sure about it at first because I do usually prefer the faster tempo songs I really love it now. It is a beautiful song and this really helps to highlight the girls talents. The song is about a break up and here the girls are really opening up and showing their weaker side. The lyrics are really beautiful and I'm sure most people can relate to them in some way. My favourite lyric is probably 'Once we were made like towers, Everything could have been ours'.
Competition - This is definitely a favourite of mine and it actually always makes me think of my partner when I hear it because it reflects a lot of our relationship! The lyrics talk about how someone always has to be right and have the last word. The song has a really catchy beat and I love the chorus. My favourite lyric is probably 'You smile while grinding your teeth, You clap while stomping your feet, You act about 17'. I have heard the music from this on a couple of tv programmers and I hope the girls do release it as a single because it is a brilliant song.
These Four Walls - This is another ballad on the album and initially I wasn't keen however now I absolutely love it. It provides a nice moment of calm on such a busy and upbeat album. The song talks about a break up and the difficulty of getting over someone. My favourite lyric is probably 'I tried to smile today, Then I realised there's no point anyway'.
About The Boy - This was my favourite song on the album for a long time. It is a very fast and upbeat song and I love singing along to it. The lyrics talk about how much you can like someone but your not quite sure why. There is a really good, heavy beat to the song and it fits with the lyrics really well.
Boy - I love the attitude of this song. The lyrics talk about how a friend is trying to help a girlfriend get over her good for nothing boyfriend. I love the beat to the song and the lyrics are often sand very bluntly and matter of fact. My favourite lyric is 'Another breakup, make up, When you gonna wake up?'
Good Enough - The lyrics to this song are very heartfelt and I enjoy listening t the song and can relate to them in many ways. The song talks about how you can never be good enough for some people and how disheartening and hurtful this can be. The song is a slower song and the lyrics are accompanied by piano. It is a beautiful song and I really enjoy listening to it.
Mr Loverboy - This is probably my least favourite song on the album. It has a real reggae style to it and although it has a good beat to it and is catchy I have just never really gelled with the song.
A Different Beat - I love this song. The beat is really upbeat and fast and it is a real party song. This song always cheers me up and puts me in the mood to dance. It is a great song and if it were to be released as a single I think that the girls would do very well.
See Me Now - I love the moral of this song and it is about beating the odds and defying those who stand against you and being a success. It is a really driven song and I love turning this up loud and thinking about where I want to get to in life. Most people will be unfortunate enough to come across those who doubt them in life and this song is a real hit back at these negative people. The tempo of this song is a lot slower than a lot of the tracks on the album but it isn't really a ballad as it still has a decent beat. The girls vocal talents are really highlighted here and I love listening to this song.
They Just Don't Know You - I think this is my favourite song on the album. The beginning of the song is quite low and has an almost dark tone to it. Although the vocals are quite upbeat the background music is quite flat and accompanied by quiet clapping. I love the opening of the song and it highlights all of the 'problems' a guy has according to her family. The song is saying that she doesn't care what they think and she would do anything for him. My favourite line is definitely 'my sister says she doesn't like the way you do your hair but I know that she's jealous so why would I even care!?' I like the moral of the song and I think we have all been stuck between a partner and family or friends at a point. The chorus is very catchy and the vocals fit so well with the music. I really hope the girls release this as a single as I think it could be very popular and could be very successful for them.
Stand Down - This is another song about succeeding and proving those who doubt you wrong. The song has quite a military feel to it again and reminds me a little bit of Salute. The song has a real positive feel to it and it always wakes me up when I listen to it on the way to work!
There is also an acoustic version of Little Me on the album.
I love this album and it is one that I return to time and time again. It is a very strong album and there are lots of songs on there that I think are absolutely brilliant. The album has an overall upbeat tempo and it really shows the girls drive on it. The album is really suitable for anyone. There isn't explicit language but the girls still manage to get their point across. I will definitely be buying the next album when it is released.
I got this from The Works ages ago as part of their 3 for £5 deal. It looked like my kind of book and after reading the blurb I thought it sounded like it was worth a read so I grabbed a copy. I tend to end up with loads and loads on my 'to read' pile so I've only just got round to reading this.
Emily is in a bit of a pickle. She is living in London with her baby son Freddie and she is also living a lie. Her husband, Duncan left her months ago but she is yet to tell her parents. Instead she is struggling with motherhood on her own and she is just about at the end of her tether. She decides to have a look round a department store one day and is just enviously looking at some silk pajamas when her attention is caught by a member of staff who is quite frankly rude, abrupt and disrespectful to Emily. Poor Emily is humiliated. She is upset and embarrassed that someone who she doesn't even know is looking down their nose at her.
Meanwhile, Sandy is a retail assistant at said department store. She loves her job but doesn't like a new member of staff who has recently began work at the store. Sandy just wants to work and deal with the jobs in hand but Marsha seems keen to hold her back.
An opportunity means the girls are brought together under classy, Italian beauty Grazia. The three work together on a secret shopping team and make it their business to separate the good from the bad...
This book turned out to be exactly what I was hoping for. I expected a good quality, laid back chick lit and that is what I got. Initially I did think the book would all be told from Emily's point of view but each chapter was from one of the three main characters perspectives. This ensured that each chapter remained fresh and new and I liked the way that we learned more and more about each one of the girls and their lives throughout the whole book, not just at the beginning.
The book is written in a laid back, informal style and it quite often felt like we were inside the girls heads. I felt like I knew Emily the most throughout the book and I do think her opinion is shown more than the other two girls. I immediately felt very protective over Emily. She is very naive and although she is now a mother herself she is still very young at heart and I did see her as a lost little girl afraid of what her parents may think.
The plot flows well and there was a main storyline which took prominence in the second half of the book. I found that towards the very end of the book it did begin to drag just a little bit and as it was quite predictable in places I did begin to feel a bit bored. However, the actual ending of the book did have a few small surprises and they did mean that the ending tied everything up nicely.
The book is written by Kate Harrison.
The book was published by Orion in 2009.
It is 400 pages long.
The author has written other books in the series.
The paperback is currently £6.69 on Amazon.
I enjoyed this book and it was a nice, laid back read. There is lots of humor throughout and I would read another in the series.
I have been shopping on and off in Aldi for a few months now and I really can't fault the value for money. Pizza is a huge downfall of mine and when I saw these pizza baguettes I had to give them a try at 69p for 2 baguette pizzas. I have enjoyed baguette pizzas before, mostly from Tesco and Iceland but these cost closer to the £1 mark for 2 pizzas the same size as this offering from Aldi. There are three varieties available, cheese and tomato, pepperoni and I think the other is ham and cheese. All retail at 69p. I opted for the cheese and tomato version and I have bought these four or five times now.
Each pizza weighs 125g and they are each around 6 inches long and a couple of inches wide so they are the perfect size for a snack, lunch or as part of your main meal served with some veg. You have to bake these in the oven where they take between 8 and 12 minutes. When I remove these from the oven they are always golden brown and both smell and look very appetising.
There is a good amount of cheese on each pizza and this doesn't all slide off when you cut into the pizza. The crust of the pizza is crisp and crumbles nicely but the dough inside tastes soft and fresh. The tomato sauce has a lovely flavor and is quite a mild taste and not too tangy. There are something like three different varieties of cheese on each pizza, cheddar, Edam and mozzarella. The cheese combined has a lovely flavour and has an overall mature taste. The pizzas taste very nice and I always find myself craving more after eating one!
I like these pizzas and will continue to buy them. For the price you really can't go wrong and they are really good quality and taste lovely.
I usually buy Fairy washing up liquid and more often than not the Platinum option. However I noticed I was running out of washing up liquid a couple of weeks ago and I didn't have a spare in the cupboard. As it was still a couple of weeks until payday I was looking for a value for money option. My usual brand was full priced in whichever supermarket I happened to be in (I think it was Sainsburys) but this was priced at just £1.
I wasn't sure whether I would like the spicy scent as spicy scents are not usually my preferred choice especially in the kitchen but other options were lemon or apple and I didn't really fancy either of these either.
The washing up liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle with a blue flip top lid. The plastic is thinner than most washing up liquid bottles so I have found it gets dented more easily and is more difficult to straighten out.
The washing up liquid itself is a dark red in colour. It is a gel like consistency but thinner than other brands so do be careful when pouring it into your bowl. I use about a teaspoon sized amount for a bowl full of washing up. This provides me with a good lather with lots of white bubbles. The scent is quite strong but it isn't too overpowering. It has a nice spicy scent but this doesn't hang around for long after the liquid has been poured.
The liquid has good cleaning powers and it is good at removing dried on food from plates and tea or coffee marks from mugs. It leaves my crockery looking clean and shiny and no scents from food are left behind.
The bubbles are not very long lasting and if washing up a lot of stuff I find myself needing to refill my bowl quicker than I would with Fairy.
I suffer with sensitive skin but I haven't experienced any problems with this. My skin feels soft and supple.
In about two weeks half the bottle has gone in a household of 2. I find that this is a lot more than Fairy as usually a bottle of Fairy would last me at least 8 weeks. However, for £1 I can't complain too much. It does the job well and looks after my skin. I would buy this again if Fairy was full priced.
I work as a home support worker and because of this come into contact with numerous people throughout the day. Therefore it is essential that I maintain a high level of cleanliness both to protect my clients and myself. Although I do wear disposable gloves I do like to use a hand gel just to ensure any germs are killed and therefore not passed onto the next client or even myself.
I bought the Superdrug gel because of the price. It was only £1 for 100ml which works out at about half the price of other brands. It is worth noting that the bottle is 100ml whilst most hand gels come in a 50ml bottle so it is larger and therefore I personally wouldn't want to carry this around all day in my bag.
The bottle has a flip lid which is easy to open. The gel itself is quite runny so you don't need to squeeze the bottle in order to get the gel out, a quick upturn of the bottle usually provides me with the correct amount. I use about a pea sized amount for each hand. This provides me with plenty of gel to cover my hands and wrists and all in between my fingers. The gel absorbs quickly and my hands are usually bone dry within about five seconds.
I suffer with very dry skin, especially in winter but I have not noticed a negative effect on my hands. Although I have got some peeling it is actually less than usual so I would say that this gel is fairly kind to skin.
I do think this gel helps keep the germs at bay. Although I have suffered from colds etc throughout the past few months I haven't had anymore than usual despite some of my clients and family suffering for weeks on end. Mine seem to only last a few days so I can't really complain.
The bottle seems to last forever. I've been using mine a couple of months now, numerous times a day and I still have about half the bottle left.
I would recommend this gel and will definitely buy it again. It represents good value for money and it does it's job well.
I have two pairs of Ugg boots. My first pair are the Classic tall boots in chestnut which I finally got last year after longing for them for around 6 years! I love love love those boots so I was more than keen to add to my collection when I got a full time job so had a bit more disposable income. My favourite design of Ugg boots is the Classics followed closely by the Bailey Buttons. However, I do like the Cardigan style boots too. I ended up buying these because I got a bit of a deal. The Cardigan style boots are quite a bit cheaper than a lot of the boots in the Ugg collection. You can usually pick up an adults pair for around £120 which is around half the price of the Classic tall boots. The Cardy style boots come in a variety of colours and I have seen black, cream, sand, purple, blue and grey. I got the grey version of these boots in my usual shoe size of 7.
The boots can be worn in two ways. You can either wear them up your leg or folded over. They have buttons on them which can be used to fold the boots over and I have always worn mine folded over using all three buttons. This leaves them standing at around 12 inches tall and all three buttons can be seen. The area where the buttons are is sort of folded over so it is doubled and below this the boot is just a single layer of cardy. The picture above shows them folded quite a bit lower than I wear mine. I dont personally want to wear mine as shown above because I know I'd end up walking on the wool and trashing them!
The Cardy design looks really good. I did think it might look a bit tired and could wear really quickly but it doesn't and it remains looking tidy and neat without any bits of the wool coming apart or beginning to look frayed.
The boots look a little bit floppy when they aren't on your feet simply because the wool isn't stiff enough to hold the boot up. However, when they are on your feet they look much better. I was worried that my feet might look quite wide and big in these and whilst they do look bigger in these than they do in my Classic's it isn't too bad.
The boots are lined with real sheepskin and this is thick and luxurious. I usually wear the boots with socks 90% of the time however I have worn them without socks a few times. The boots are so snuggly. The sheepskin is really warm and my feet are never cold in them. I wear these to work. I work as a support worker and sometimes I can be rushing to and fro for hours so I did worry that my feet might get too hot and therefore I would be uncomfortable, however they really don't. My feet are always warm but they are never hot, they are always just right. I work extremely long hours and a few times a week I start work by 7am and although I get a couple of hours to myself in the afternoon I don't finish until 10 at night and therefore I spend a great deal of time on my feet! I used to wear ballet style pumps to work and my feet would be sore and aching by the time I got home. These boots are so comfortable I never have a problem with aching feet. The fur that lines them provides me with a nice cushion layer which helps to protect my feet.
I have worn these in all kinds of weather. I have worn them on a mild day and haven't struggled with hot feet and I have also worn them in the mornings when it is below freezing. I always wear them when its raining and although I did initially think that the design would let the rain in it really doesn't and my feet always remain dry and snug. I have walked through wet grass on a few occasions wearing these but my feet always stay dry and comfortable.
I have walked a fair distance in these before. A few weeks ago I walked to the opposite end of town and then back again about half an hour later which was around 3 miles in total and my feet were fine.
As I said I wear mine to work. They don't look scruffy but they are not the most smart of shoes either but then if you are looking for smart footwear you aren't really going to turn to Ugg! They also look brilliant tucked into skinny jeans. I also wear them when I am having a dressing down day and tuck my trakkie bottoms into them!
I take a size 7 trainer and shoe and this is the size of Ugg's I buy. They fit perfectly. My feet are never sliding around in them but they never feel tight either and I definitely have never had a problem with them rubbing or blisters.
I think the grey boots look really good and to be honest they probably are one of the better colours to buy because I imagine that cream ones would end up filthy within days and black ones could possibly look tired more quickly.
I have had mine a few months now and I have had my Classic's almost a year. Both are still in brilliant condition and neither look worn or tired.
I love these boots. I don't love them as much as my Classic Ugg's but they are certainly high quality boots that provide me with a comfortable wear. They look stylish and I am always warm, comfortable and dry when I am wearing them. I am sure in the future I will probably buy myself another pair of these as they are really good value for money and so comfortable.
I bought this cat food because it seemed like the most reasonably priced food in my local Tescos last week. Money is very tight at the moment so whilst I would much rather be feeding Daisy and Duke the most expensive food, I just cant afford to at the moment. I bought a multi-pack of 6 cans in jelly. I paid £3.75 for 6 cans each weighing 400g (2400g) which was much better value than the pouches which were also on offer at £3.00 for 12x100g (1200g).
Usually I do tend to buy D+D food in gravy or pate style but they do also enjoy food in jelly. I think the key with them is variety!
Opening the can is simple as they are ringpull and the ringpull is actually 'easy lift' which means it is angled so it is much easier to grab. This is great for people like me as it means I dont end up chipping my nails! Opening the can, the food is in small, manageable chunks about 1cm squared. The chunks are all in a thick jelly. Serving this up, the cats came and ate their dinner. However, neither of them cleaned the bowls and when I went back into the kitchen half an hour or so later Duke followed me and sat by his food wanting to be fed despite there being food in his bowl still. He did this again about an hour later.
I gave them fresh food in the evening and whilst Daisy ate most of hers, again Duke wasnt impressed. Usually he likes beef food because I dont tend to let them have it too often but he doesnt seem to like this too much.
The food is a complete food which means it gives Duke and Daisy their vitamins and minerals they need. For an adult cat your probably looking around feeding a can a day which is a usual amount of wet food. The cans work out as costing just over 60p each so this is very good value.
I probably wont buy this food again. Personally I dont tend to feed Felix anyway but its just not worth it if Duke refuses to eat it!
Air freshener is something I have found myself buying more and more of recently. My cat, Duke seems to be spending more and more time toiletting where he shouldnt be and this is obviously not a very pleasant problem to have to deal with!
When shopping in Tesco with my Mum the other day I mentioned I needed some air freshener. She immediately suggested I tried this one because she found it to work really well. As it was on offer for just £1 I bought it. I do believe other scents are available but the one I got was the version shown above which is called Garden Fresh.
Oust is supposed to be different from other air fresheners because it is supposed to remove smells rather than simply mask them. This therefore suggests that the smells will be removed permanantly rather than just temporarily covered.
To use the air freshener you simply press down the top of the can and spray the freshener where you want it. Initially I found the pump to work really well and it dispensed a good amount of product. However, about half way into using the bottle the pump began to slow down and it felt like there wasnt much of the product left even though I knew there was. Therefore it took longer to get a good amount of the product out of the tin.
The product comes out in a fine mist so it is easy to make sure you get the amount you want. The scent is garden fresh. It has a fresh and clean smell to it with a hint of trees and plants. I'm not overly keen on the scent to be entirely honest but it is ok.
I found I had to use a lot more of the spray than I thought I would in order to cover up bad odours. In addition to this, even when covered I needed to use more of the spray later on as it just didnt last. Since using this spray I have bought an Airwick version and I have been using this and finding it to be much more effective.
Overall I think this spray is ok. I would buy it again but not for masking very bad smells as it simply doesnt cover them for long enough, However, it is a good quality air freshener and it does mask less obvious smells.