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      13.09.2014 19:15
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      Advantages

      • " softens skin"
      • "Long lasting bubbles"

      Disadvantages

      • " not reallly a muscle 'therapy'"
      • "Hardly no aroma"

      Loads of bubbles but where is the smell?

      Tall clear oblong plastic bottle.

      500 mls and now made by Unilever but still under the Radox brand name.

      Ruby red clear thickish liquid.

      'Will leave you feeling invigorated.'

      If liquid gets into eyes rinse well.

      With black pepper and ginseng.

      ===Cost===

      1.50 at present in Tesco but I bought them on buy one get one free.

      ===The Smell===

      Another Radox soak that does not really deliver much of a smell at all. I can appreciate that black pepper or ginseng have strong aromas but it would have been good if they had included an ingredient that did smell pleasantly.

      ===The Bubbles===

      This thick liquid, when added to the hot bathwater does provide copious amounts of bubbles. It also looks quite blood-like when it first enters the water but once blended through the whole of the bathwater it just tints the water a very slight pink – which stays throughout the bath.

      The bubbles last very well and there were still plenty of bubbles left after I had finished a very long soak.

      ===Muscle Therapy===

      Well black pepper does have a therapeutic history so havign this in the bath may be slightly beneficial. Ginseng is also invigorating but I am not sure what qualities it would add in a bath.

      ===Your Skin===

      This bath soak, although not a creamy consistency does help you skin feel soft and smooth afterwards.

      ===My Conclusion===

      This is a very attractive thick red liquid thoguh I am not sure why Radox gives this soak just a plain black screw top instead of one the same colour as the liquid as with some of the other blends.

      Not really a feminine product but the bath water being tinged slightly pink may put some men off.

      I was very disappointed at the lack of aroma as it definitely spoilt the bathing experience.

      There was plenty of lovely bubbles and they lasted a long time.

      The bath soak really does make your skin feel soft and smooth and I have found that the round patches on my thighs are now getting quite smooth without having to use body butter or cream.

      I cannot really say that the product itself actually acts as a 'therapy' for your muscles. I had plenty of aches and pains but although the warm bath is soothing and relaxing for my muscles this product did not really add to the experience.

      The colour is very pleasant but the product is let down by a lack of aroma.
      ===Star Rating=== 3 stars. Hardly no aroma and not really a 'therapy' for your muscles.

      ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes

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      10.09.2014 19:54
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      Advantages

      • " moisturises skin"
      • " lots of bubbles"
      • "lovely masculine aroma"

      Disadvantages

      • "No magic cure for muscle ache"

      A good product but do not expect miracles for your aching muscles

      ===The Product===
      Tall clear oblong plastic bottle.
      500 mls and now made by Unilever but still under the Radox brand name.
      'feel good fragrance' and use within 12 months.
      Transparent labels front and back.
      'Will help to ease tension out of your aching muscles.'
      If liquid gets into eyes rinse well.
      'Will warm your muscles and revive your body and mind. Just sink in, lie back and feel the tension ease from your muscles.'
      ===Cost===
      1.50 at present in Tesco but I bought them on buy one get one free.
      ===My Opinion===
      Radox is a well-respected name in bath products and they have been producing items since 1908.
      I have not purchased any Radox for quite a while but when these were on offer in Tesco I decided to buy quite a few.
      Down the sides of the bottle you will find the name 'Radox' in raised lettering, which is useful as it provides some grip for your wet hands.
      Each bottle has the corresponding screw top lid in the same colour as the liquid.
      You only need to use a little and I should think you would get around 10 -15 baths from one bottle.
      ===The Smell===
      This is quite a masculine sort of smell.
      Although there is not much smell when you sniff it in the bottle, once you pour it into the hot running water the aroma is released.
      You get some of the sage as well as lots of marine and ozone notes.
      The smell is very fresh and pleasant and it lingers in the bathroom afterwards, but not in an overpowering way.
      ===The Bubbles===
      You do not need very much at all to provide you with a full bath of bubbles and it tints the water very slightly blue.
      The bubbles last for at least half an hour as I tend to just lie in the bath for ages and there was still some left when I got out of the bath, though they obviously do tend to diminish slowly over time.
      ===Muscle Soak?===
      Well I do have lots of muscle aches with having ME but I cannot say that this product is any better than any other bath product.
      The hot water and relaxing aroma are bound to help relax your muscles but that is what any bath will do so do not buy this hoping for some miracle cure for your aches and pains.
      The bath was relaxing but I do not think that it is any better or specifically for muscles.
      ===Your Skin===
      Funnily enough although this is more of a bubble bath than anything else I did find it left my skin feeling very soft and smooth and moisturised. This is probably because it has glycerine among the ingredients.

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      • Radox Brazilian Fusion / Bath & Shower / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        10.09.2014 19:47
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        Advantages

        • "Soft for your skin"

        Disadvantages

        • "Not much aroma"

        Limited Edtion? Just as well.

        ===The Product===

        Radox Brazilian Fusion.
        Tall clear oblong plastic bottle.
        500 mls and now made by Unilever but still under the Radox brand name.
        'feel good fragrance' and use within 12 months.
        Dark yellow/khaki thickish liquid.
        'A reviving blend with Dragon Fruit and Camu Camu Berry, traditionally found in the Amazonian rainforest.'
        Limited Edition.
        'Will leave you feeling revived and renewed.'
        ===Cost===
        1.50 at present in Tesco but I bought them on buy one get one free.
        ===The Smell===
        What smell? I was really disappointed with this aspect of the bath soak. When having a long leisurely bath part of the enjoyment is to have a lovely smell wafting around you – otherwise what si the point of buying anything other than the basic cheap bubble baths.
        This soak had next to no aroma at all, and what is did have was unidentifiable.
        ===The Bubbles===
        This did give a good amount of bubbles which lasted until my bath was over. Admittedly there were not many left but I had been in the bath absolutely ages without topping up the bath soak, so no problems there.
        ===Your Skin===
        This bath soak does have a much creamier and thicker appearance than the other clear and transparent ones.
        It did leave my skin feeling nice and soft but no more so than the Muscle Soak variety which does not appear creamy at all
        ===Conclusion===
        These bath soaks were good value when I purchased them from Tesco with a special offer code as they only worked out at around 37p each!
        This Brazilian 'Limited Edition' version did have a creamy pearlescent lustre to it and it was a weird sort of khaki yellow. But being Brazilian and with its weird colour it made me expect a deep and rich and possibly nutty aroma. I was wrong on all counts as although it has images of fruit and flowers on the front there was very little aroma at all.
        A very poor show for something called 'Limited Edition' which makes you expect something select and a bit better than the average.
        This has a very slight floral sort of nondescript fragrance in the bottle but I was hoping for more in the bath, but no, it was a very slight fragrance only and not one that really makes you enjoy bath time.
        A very poor effort form a well known brand and whether it is 'Limited' or not I do not want to bother buying this aroma again.
        It may look slightly feminine by being creamy but the slight aroma makes it suitable for men also as the floral element is not strong enough to annoy any males.
        ===Star Rating=== 3 stars. Very poor aroma.
        ===Would I Recommend?=== Not really.

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        05.09.2014 14:51
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        Advantages

        • "Novelty idea. Gold liner a nice shade"

        Disadvantages

        • " liner too pale"
        • "Mascara dried up and hard to apply"

        No Sparkly lashes - more a gimmick and not much use for me

        Comes in Gold, Silver or Rainbow.

        'Your magical dual-ended wand! One end has black mascara infused with tiny glitter particles, whilst the other end has a liquid liner.'

        Comes in 5.5 inch tube – mascara one end and liner the other.
        2x 5 mls and use within 6 months.

        ===Cost===8GBP but I paid 2.50.

        ===My Opinion===The product comes in a long shrink wrapped tube. One third is black and is for the mascara, the central part is a silver colour and the other end is a clear tube where the liner is housed – mine was Gold.

        The central section houses both the the brushes and you just then unscrew it as needed.

        The brush for the mascara is quite stiff and hard while the brush for the liner is lovely and small and just right for intricate work.

        ===The Mascara===This comes with a stiff brush and although Avon state it has sparkly bits in it I failed to find any. The mascara is black and a very basic product.

        Mine seemed rather dried up and I am not sure if it is because this is an old end of line item or what, but it was hard to get any product much onto the brush – and the container for the mascara is quite small anyway.

        Not waterproof or anything and really I would rather buy a proper mascara that went on easier – this one was a struggle to get any product onto the brush at all and so it did not really go onto my lashes very well at all.

        ===The Liner===Mine was Gold and a very nice shiny finish.

        The brush was lovely and fine and easy to use and the liner, being quite thin, was easy tog et onto the brush and use.

        Being such a pale gold colour it was not very visible as a liner at all and I think it is better used as an eye shadow.

        It does dry to a lovely pale gold finish and stays on for many hours so would made a good shiny eye shadow but as an eye liner I do not think it is that good, purely because it is quite faint and pale and does not show up much.

        ===Conclusion===

        My mascara seemed all dried up and while I liked the gold colour liner I would have used it as an eye shadow for which I think it is better suited.

        It was cheap but still not something I would really use.

        The Silver and Rainbow shades would probably make good sparkly party eye shadows but if my mascara was anything to go by I would not recommend this product to anyone.

        ===Would I Recommend?=== No.

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          27.08.2014 19:57
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          Advantages

          • "Lightweight and easy to apply "

          Disadvantages

          • "Can rub off and not much in tube "

          An adequate concealer but not waterproof

          ===The Product===

          Comes in a black shrink wrapped tube with a pull off cap.
          Is a solid stick of twist up concealer.
          Made in Poland.
          Comes in three shades; Fair, Medium or Dark.
          'Lightweight, oil-free and blends easily.'


          ===Cost===

          7 but I paid 4 on offer.



          ===My Opinion===

          This is a stick of pressed concealer in a twist up tube.

          The tube is over 3 inches long but when you twist up the stick you only get about and inch of product.

          The tube is light weight and easy to carry. The top of the concealer is slanted so it is easier to apply a small amount.

          For 7 pounds I think this is very expensive but an ok product when on offer.

          It may look as though you are not getting a lot for your money but a little goes a long way and you only use a tiny amount each time. Though I do not see why the packaging has to be so deceptive.

          The concealer itself comes in three shades and I use the light as I am quite pale.

          It is easy to apply and then needs ot be blended in gently with your fingertips. I use it on any blemishes and a mole I have. The consistency is quite creamy and soft and covers quite well. Though it remains in that creamy state and does not dry on your skin so if you rub your face with your hands it will come off. It also tends to disappear through the day. This is not waterproof and tends to disappear on its own.

          Not the best concealer In have tried but it is reasonable for everyday use and its lightweight and easy to carry with you and reapply.



          ===Star Rating===

          4 stars.



          ===Would I Recommend?===

          Yes.



          ===Website===

          www.avonshop.co.uk

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          19.08.2014 21:16
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          Advantages

          • "Lightweight and compact"

          Disadvantages

          • " cannot read in sunlight"
          • "Shame no camera"

          Great Kindle, shame they did away with the camera feature

          Unlimited cloud storage.
          Built-in Office Suite 7.2.
          Weighing just 345 grams.
          Cost - 119 on Amazon at present.

          To begin with the Kindle is very lightweight. It comes in a black branded box and is easy to use.
          It has an on/off button and also one to control the volume. Apart from that all there is on the Kindle itself is a slot to plug in the charger and a small one in case you wish to use headphones. The Kindle takes 4 hours to fully charge and it is said to provide around 10 hours of use.
          The sound is good. It works by means of a touch screen.

          ===e-books===
          These days there are hundreds of free books online with Amazon. You can download them into your machine to read offline, or you can delete it from your Kindle until you want to use it – it will still be stored in you 'cloud', an online storage facility offered by Amazon.
          ===Audio Books===
          Any books purchased on Audible can be listened to when offline. You can also find many audio books on Youtube.
          ===Emails===
          I use my Kindle to check gmail and aol.
          ===Facebook===
          This allows me to keep up to date with family and friends.
          ===Games===
          I am not an avid gamer but really enjoy Candy Crush.
          ===Online Newspapers===
          I read the Mail online daily and it is updated a few times a day.
          ===Web Browsing===
          The Kindle uses a browser called 'Silk'.
          ===Apps===
          Apps are Applications that you can buy to use on your Kindle; some are free. There are thousands on Amazon.
          ===Child Safety Features===
          The Kindle does have a feature to limit the amount of time a child can use it for.
          ===Youtube===
          There are loads of meditations and talking books and with an app called 'Vtube' they can be downloaded.
          ===Radio & TV===
          This means you can listen or watch.

          Little Criticisms
          ===Camera==
          Or lack of. The previous version did have a camera but this 'improved' version does not.
          ===Reading Outdoors===
          If out in sunlight it is impossible to read.
          ===Adverts===
          Some people get annoyed that the first page you see is an advert from Amazon.
          ===Keyboards===
          No facility to plug in a small keyboard.

          ===Conclusion===
          I use it daily. It is lightweight and easy to use and quicker to check my emails and Facebook messages on it than to bother with the pc or laptop.
          I often take the Kindle out into the garden to listen to audio books.

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            12.07.2014 15:26
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            Advantages

            • "Tasty and inexpensive"

            Disadvantages

            • None

            Don't let the cheapness put you off - a very tasty packet of crisps

            ===The Product=== Tesco Everyday Value Crisps With no artificial colours, flavours or mono sodium glutamate. 95 calories per 18 gram bag. Comes in plain cream colour bag with red writing and images or stylised potatoes, sunflower and salt shaker on front. Produced in the UK for Tesco. Each bag contains 5.9 grams of fat (8% of daily requirement) and 0.2 grams of salt (3% of daily requirements). No hydrogenated fats. Made with potatoes, sunflower oil and salt.

            ===Cost=== 12 bag pack costs 66p and you can also get a 12 bag multi pack with Salt and Vinegar and Cheese and Onion flavours also for 66 pence.

            ===My Opinion=== I have never been too much of a fan of plain crisps before and only bought these Tesco Everyday Value ones as I wanted a supply of cheap ready snacks to keep in my bedroom as I had not been well lately but was hoping I would not need them much ? hence I bought these cheap crisps for just 66p for 12 packets. I have never bought ''value'' crisps before as I did not really fancy them and thought they would be poor quality ? however how wrong I was. Undoubtedly the packets are smaller at 18 grams than what I would call the standard size of 25 grams. However for the price of under 6p a bag they are super value. However the main thing is ? what do they taste like? I was very pleasantly surprised. These crisps are good value and have a good flavour, without being too salty. The potatoes used have been good quality as the crisps are all a good colour and so not have any black or green bits which you can sometimes get. The crisps are all a light golden colour. They are flavoursome with just a hint of saltiness ? funnily enough these crisps contain much less salt (0.2 grams0 than the Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion varieties. At only 95 calories and with only 8% of you daily requirements of fat these are not too unhealthy to eat as a snack and I like eating them with either bread and cheese or with Marmite sandwiches. If you put these in a dish for a party no-one would know they were a ''value'' product and they would be a good pack for children as they are not so large. Great value for the price I will definitely be buying more of these to have a quick snack to hand whenever I need one.

            ===Star Rating=== 5 stars.

            ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes.

            ===Website=== www.tesco.com

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              10.07.2014 18:27
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              Advantages

              • "Lightweight and compact"

              Disadvantages

              • "Quite small"

              Small bag; just right to carry your essentials

              ===The Product=== Alvar XS Shoulder/Cross Body Bag. Adjustable shoulder strap (128cm x 1.9cm) 16cm x 17cm x 4 cm. Kipling website classes its size as 1 litre. Zipped main compartment contains: zipped inner pocket, mobile phone drop pocket, clipped key cord 2 Horizontal zipped front pockets Furry Kipling monkey key ring Material: fabric: nylon, lining: polyester Made by famous Kipling firm from Belgium ? most bags produced in China. ===Cost=== 42GBP on Kipling website but can often be purchased for around 20BGP on Amazon, depending on the colour chosen. ===My Opinion=== The Alvar is a popular slim style of bag from Kipling and comes in three versions: the larger one which has two main pockets, the medium one which comes in a set called Duo with a small purse and then this one ? called XS, presumably for extra small. The shape of the bag is very slim, it has one main pocket and then also the two smaller zipped pockets on the front. The long adjustable shoulder strap allows you to wear it on your shoulder or across your body and this bag is small enough to wear under your coat or jacket for security when out and about. Make no mistake this bag is quite small, but then it depends what you want. If you just need a lightweight and strong little bag to carry your purse, phone and keys then this one works fine. The profile is slim unless it is packed out and will lie flat against your body. All Kipling bags are strong and durable and have lovely strong zips. The strap adjusts very easily and stays wherever it is wanted. The lightweight nylon is water resistant and can be cleaned with a damp cloth or even washed in a cool wash if necessary, though Kipling do not advise putting it in a machine. I have hand washed these bags with no problem. This small bag makes you streamline what you carry with you but you can carry lipstick, purse, phone, pen, keys, tissues etc. You can even carry a small camera if you forego the purse and carry your money in the small zipped front pocket instead. Depending on your needs this is a lovely little bag for those times when you don''t want to be carrying vast amounts around with you and actually it is quite liberating with just a small bag. Also if you feel you do need a large shopping bag sort of bag then this one could even go inside to carry all your important personal items. This bag comes in a lot of lovely bright plain colours as well as some interesting patterns; there are also the usual browns and blacks for those who prefer a darker bag. ===Star Rating=== 4 stars. Expensive at full price. ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes. ===Website=== www.kipling.com

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                06.07.2014 16:46
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                Advantages

                • " inexpensive"
                • " refreshing"
                • Lightweight

                Disadvantages

                • "Not long lasting"

                A refreshing fragrance for under a pound - cannot be bad

                ===The Product=== Can of Impulse True Love Body Spray. Tall white can with pink hearts and floral images. Freesia and tangerine body fragrance. Cinched in neck to can. 75 mls and highly flammable. White spray cap which is self sealing. Dermatologically tested ? gentle on your skin. Hold can 15cms from body when spraying. Lots of warnings regarding the spray can ? do not puncture, do not spray near naked flames or while smoking, do not inhale etc. The main ingredient is alcohol denat. Made by unilever. ===Cost=== 98p at Superdrug. I believe the full price is around 1.99. Comes in11 varieties. ===My Opinion=== Impulse Sprays are a bargain range of products produced by Unilever. I do not buy them regularly but recently while ordering from Superdrug I ordered one for 98p to make up the total to 10 pounds to save paying postage. The design of the images on the cans have changed since I last bought one so I decided to try a different one so ordered this True Love version. Not having tried any in the shops it was just a random choice but I do like citrus smells so figured one with tangerine might be a good bet. For the price these cans are great value. The top has to be twisted for the spray part to pop up ? very handy as you never loose the cap and its a good way of shutting the can if you carry it around in your bag ? safer than a glass bottle of perfume and also very lightweight. The smell of this spray is quite strong when first sprayed on and it does come out in a strong blast ? not only does it perfume yourself but also the room ? so a great inexpensive room freshener as well ? or if you buy one that you are not too keen on. This spray is quite sharp and citrusy ? not exactly identifiable as tnagerine but it does have a sharpness to it but it is also very fresh and clean smelling. I do not detect any floral freesia fragrance but the overall smell is quite pleasing and invigorating. It smells quite strongly for an hour, then faintly for perhaps an hour or so more. Not in the league of an expensive perfume of course but great to carry with you for a quick freshen up and to have a quick blast of fragrance. I mush prefer to carry a can in my bag rather than a glass bottle, especially as I love my handbags so much. You can be freshened up anywhere and one or two squirts is all that is needed. At under a pound they provide an inexpenisve treat and a good change of fragrance without breaking the bank. I am giving 4 stars as although the fragrance does not last for very long they are inexpensive. ===Star Rating=== 4 stars. ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes. ===Website=== www.impulsefragrances.co.uk www.unilever.com

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                  24.06.2014 17:04
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                  Advantages

                  • " lovely rich aroma"
                  • "Beautiful bottle"

                  Disadvantages

                  • "May be strong for some"

                  Very attratcive bottle and rich and sultry perfume

                  ===The Product=== Striking eau de parfum comes in a pointed red graduated coloured glass bottle with a gold coloured cap like a crown. Comes in a sumptuous red box with am image to represent a studded red velvet cushion with a black and white trim around the edges of the box to represent fur. The name was based on the group Queen''s famous record called ''Killer Queen''. Manufactured by Coty. ===Cost=== 30 ml bottle has a recommended price of 23GBP but is currently on sale at fragrance direct website for 10.95 The fragrance is available as 15, 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum with body lotion and shower gel. Killer Queen was launched in 2013. ===My Opinion=== The fragrantica website states: ''Top notes include wild berries, dark plum and bergamot accords. The main note of the heart is velvety red flower (Celosia), but there are also Sambac jasmine and rainbow plumeria. The base contains cashmere, patchouli and liquid praline.'' I am not into celebrities or their perfumes and have not got around to trying Katy Perry''s first two perfumes, which I would probably like, insomuch as they come in cat bottles. When I first tired this perfume I did not even know what it was or who by, but the unusual shaped bottle drew my attention as I love glass things and this pointed base bottle certainly was unusual. The gold colour cap is a bit cheap in my opinion but the bottle is lovely. The perfume itself is quite strong and heavy and not really a summery daytime perfume but more one for the evening ? it may be a bit overpowering for the office! It is very heavy, rich and sultry and I would say leans toward the patchouli and berbamot notes rather than any florals that are listed. I have no idea what ''liquid praline'' is or why it is listed as am ingredient ? to me praline comes in a chocolate box. I find this perfume lasts well and is rich and enjoyable to smell. It lasts for a good 4-5 hours or more depending on how much you apply. If you look online you can find some great bargains for this perfume and if you like it its worth buying it now. May not be to everyone''s taste as it is heavy and rich but not as much of an acquired taste as my Angel perfume. ===Star Rating=== 5 stars. ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes. ===Website=== www.katyperryfragrances.com/killer-queen

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                  06.06.2014 18:52
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                  Advantages

                  • "Feels relaxing to use "

                  Disadvantages

                  • "Does not do very much"

                  It did not make me look as if I had had a good night's sleep

                  ===The Product=== Avon Solutions Truly Radiant Vibes Brightening Eye Roller. A slightly updated version of the one in the picture. Just over 5.5 inches long. Comes in orange tinted box with instruction leaflet. Long tube with grey cap and orange label. To illuminate the eye area and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Keep out of eyes. Dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic. Also non comedogenic (should not clog skin). Do not use with wet hands or immerse in water. For external use only. 12 mls, use within 12 months and made in Poland. ===Cost=== Full price 10 pounds but currently selling for 6. ===My Opinion=== ''With a hint of colour! Instantly illuminates the eye area to make eyes look like you''ve had a full 8 hours of sleep. Provides 24 hour moisturisation. Includes built-in battery that cannot be replaced''. This Solutions Radiant Vibes Eye Roller is just the next reincarnation of previous models. The roller ball itself is silver colour metal and can be used with or without the battery vibe part being switched in. To activate the tube you just turn the grey base a little way clockwise to switch on and anti clockwise to turn off. It can be turned on with the cap still in place and then it gives a little huma nd you can feel it gently vibrating. The leaflet gives instructions of how to hold and use the rollerball but really all you do is switch it on and hold it upright so that the solution comes out through the rollerball. You can then move it back and forth gently over the under eye area. The solution in the tube is supposed to be slightly tinted ? but it is so very slightly coloured that it is virtually un-noticeable. ===In Use=== This is the first one of these battery eye massagers I have tried from Avon but they are on sale often and the new version does not seem dissimilar to the previous ones. The battery gives a gentle massage which I find quite relaxing to the under eye area. I only do it for a few seconds at a time and would not recommend doing it for too long. Apart from feeling nice and relaxing I have not noticed any improvement to my under eye area and if I wanted the dark circles covered up I would have to use a proper concealer. It did not make me look as if I had had 8 hour''s sleep! The battery is lasting well on my tube but some people on the Avon site have complained about it running out quickly ? if this was the case I would advice returning it to Avon. Pleasant to use but more a novelty for me. Not something I would bother buying again ? even at the currently reduced price of 6 pounds. ===Star Rating=== 3 stars. ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes, if you just wanted it for a massage. ===Website=== www.avonshop.co.uk

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                • Fox's Glacier Mints / Sweets / 13 Readings / 13 Ratings
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                  06.06.2014 18:36
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                  Advantages

                  • "Good quality and well known brand "

                  Disadvantages

                  • "Loads of sugar"

                  A reputable brand of minty boiled sweet

                  ===The Product=== Fox's Glacier Mints Made with natural mint oils. Clearly a better mint. No artificial colours or flavours. Comes in a blue plastic type bag with the trade mark image of a polar bear on top of the clear mint. Slightly updated from the image shown. The Fox family have been producing sweets since 1897 and have been making mints since 1918. The trademark polar bear is called Peppy and has been used since the 1920s. The sweets have always been made in Leicester. Long shelf life ? mine is up to April 2015. Mint flavoured boiled sweets. Suitable for Vegetarians. Contains sulphites. ===Cost=== 1.29 for 200 grams at Tesco. ===My Opinion=== My 200 gram packet contained 39 individually wrapped mints. The mints are individually wrapped in blue and white waxed type paper and are oblong lumps of clear hard boiled mint sweet which do look like chunks of ice - hence the polar bear. These have been around now for almost 100 years and I am sure most of us are well acquainted with these sweets. I recently had a bag from my sister and have found them most enjoyable. I enjoy mint flavours and these smooth, curved oblongs are a good minty flavour ? quite strong and minty but not too strong ? just a happy medium. I find that the sweets seem a little smaller than I remember from years ago and I do enjoy eating two at a time ? for double the amount of flavour. These hard mints last a long time if you just suck then, about 10 minutes for me, and do not crunch and are also quite refreshing to eat. The inner wrappings surrounding the mints can be quite sticky inside so make sure you watch your fingers if you are out and about and have no wipes to clean your fingers. Not very healthy being almost entirely sugar but nice as an occasional treat. ===Star Rating=== 5 stars. ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes. ===Website=== www.foxs.co.uk ===Ingredients=== Glucose Syrup (contains Sulphites),Sugar ,Natural Flavouring (0.1 Mint Oil)

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                  06.06.2014 18:23
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                  • "Professional woman sort of aroma and longlasting "

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                  • "Expensive and not very youthful "

                  Sophisticated perfume for the older woman

                  ===The Product=== Estee Lauder Modern Muse. Eau De Parfum. ''Be an inspiration''. Tall sleek glass bottle with a black bow effect to the top section. Non removable cap and a spray bottle. Flammable and made in Switzerland. ===Cost=== 30, 50 or 100mls plus 1.5ml sample sprays. On Estee Lauder website 30 ml is 44 pounds. ===My Opinion=== This fragrance was launched in 2013 and the Fragrantica website states - Modern Muse symbolizes what it means to be an independent and self-confident woman today, sure of herself and her style. It is a confidence that inspires. Containing a composition of sparkling jasmine (which symbolizes femininity) and sleek woods (representing strength). The first accord, accord of jasmine, blends exotic notes of mandarin, tuberose, fresh lily, honeysuckle, dewy petals, Sambac jasmine and Chinese Sambac jasmine absolute. The sleek woods accord combines two types of patchouli, Madagascar vanilla, amber wood and soft musk.'' Apparently the model called Arizona Muse was used to promote the fragrance ? though it was lost on me as I never saw the publicity or had heard of her before ? but a good play on the name. This perfume won the Grazia Beauty Awards 2013 - Scent of The Year so some people must have liked it but with perfume it is whether you yourself like it and if it suits your skin. The bottle is sleek and stylish in an understated way and one that would look good sitting out on your dressing table, thoguh I heave heard comments that it is unsuitbale for carrying around with you because it has no cap and the spray top is exposed. According the list of ingredients this is a very mixed sort of perfume, combining both woody notes with florals. You only need about two sprays of this perfume to last you about 6-8 hours. My first comment about this perfume is that is is grown up and sophisticated. It is sharp and cool and elegant and not one for the younger woman I would think. Wearing this makes me think of professional women in business suits and is is what I would describe as clean, fresh and sophisticated. Although it does contain florals they are not really prominent and it is not a very ''girly'' or feminine perfume. It is very pleasant and long lasting and one I enjoy wearing but it does tend to make me think of more older women and possibly business women so not what you would call a sexy scent. Very pleasant to wear and one I think many people will like but not one that I would want to keep rebuying at the price. ''An alluring contrast of sparkling florals and sleek, sensual woods.'' ===Star Rating=== 5 stars. Lovely smell but a bit expensive. ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes. ===Website=== www.esteelauder.co.uk

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                  • The dooyoo Redesign / Discussion / 30 Readings / 25 Ratings
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                    29.05.2014 21:39
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                    • Everything

                    The most shambolic relaunch ever! The golden prize for ineptitude.

                    Gosh where do I start. I am really missing my old Dooyoo and having fun posting and reading reviews. Now it is hit or miss if I can post a review - one failed yesterday for some reason - you have to make sure you have no pound signs included - but often it still does not upload. The formatting is rubbish - that is - non-existent. Making reviews just one big bunch of text which is almost impossible to read. The reviews were so much easier to read when set out nicely in paragraphs and with various headings - now it just looks like a load of nonsense. Never has a site been ruined so badly and over so long a period - do you intend to actually get it working properly. A band of monkies could have sorted it out by now surely. If you are paying for this redesign then you deserve compensation. Some people are still waiting for their money and the rest of us have almost given up trying to post anything worthwhile - as no one is bothering to read them much anyway. This must go down as a shining example of how NOT to do a redesign and relaunch - I cannot fathom how your ''experts'' can make such a mess of things. This was a good site to post on and also to read interesting reviews. Now they are limited to 500 words but I suppose when they are in one block of unintelligible text that is enough - it makes your eyes swim just looking it at. So well done Dooyoo - award yourself the golden prize for the worst relaunch and website in history - there surely cannot be one that has been worse. If I had not been witness to its progress ( or lack of) I would not have believed it myself.

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                      23.05.2014 22:47
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                      • "Good moisturiser and a delicate aroma "

                      Disadvantages

                      • "Expensive at full price "

                      Delicately fragranced and a very good body moisturiser

                      ===The Product===

                      Body Shop White Musk Body Butter.
                      Comes in white screw top plastic tub with a lilac lid.
                      Solid white glossy body butter.
                      Use within 12 months and it is made in UK.
                      200 mls.
                      Made wit cruelty free musk and do not use on your face.



                      ===Cost===

                      Full price was 13 pounds on the Body Shop website.



                      ===White Musk Products Currently on Sale with Body Shop===

                      There are currently many items using this fragrance including perfume and after shave as well as deodorants and soaps..

                      As well as White Musk the Body Shop also sell White Musk Libertine and White Musk Smoky Rose.



                      ===My Opinion===

                      I was not well acquainted with the White Musk fragrance so must admit I bought this body butter online not knowing what it would smell like - but I had heard that the White Musk was a popular and long lasting line of products.

                      The butter comes in the standard round tub that all the Body Shop body butters come in - this one has an attractive lilac lid.

                      I was not sure what to expect from this butter but I am a great fan of all the other Body Shop body butters I have tried.

                      This one is glossing and white and when you open the tub the smell is very light and feminine - there may be a very faint hint of mus but it is not the heavy sort of musky smell you get with some perfumes. This one has a more floral note in my opinion and s sweet and feminine. The butter is of the same good quality as the others I have tried and goes on well and is very moisturising - leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth for many hours after application.

                      The smell is not overpowering but strong enough so that you could use this butter on your hands or body and then have enough aroma wafting around you delicately that you would not rally need perfume - especially if it was just for a hint of a fragrance.

                      I can see why this white musk is a popular line with Body Shop and will definitely be buying some more of the range.

                      The smell is such a general sweet one that it could be used any time fo the year.

                      The cream is recommended to give up to 24 hours moisturisation - and I do find that the body butters last much longer than any other creams I have tried - i especially like using them on my feet overnight.

                      According to their website the body butter contains ''notes of musk, lily, iris, rose and vanilla, as well as Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana''.

                      This body butter is gorgeous but at 13 pounds I find it a little expensive but Body Shop often do promotions online when you can buy the body butters for bargain prices.



                      ===Star Rating===

                      4 stars - expensive at full price.



                      ===Would I Recommend?===

                      Yes.



                      ===Website===

                      www.bodyshop.co.uk

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