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This book was a fab read, couldn't put it down. It is about a boy (Piscine Molitor Patel, Pi for short) whose parents run a zoo in Pondicherry. They sell up and decide to move to Canada, travelling by boat. Before this trip the first part of the book deals with faith, as Pi decides which religion to follow, for a while following all of them at once. Once on the boat there is an accident and the boat sinks, he escapes on a lifeboat with some of the zoo animals, all of his family are lost. He survives at sea for months and the second part of the book describes how this happens. Parts of this are surreal and I'm still not sure whether I believe his story as its told or whether the animals are actually people. I think that's the great thing about the book, everyone has a different view on what it means. Can't say any more without giving the story away but its really worth reading.
OMG where to start, I have tried many different brand of straighteners and I can honestly say that once you use GHD you will be hooked forever. I have had mine since 2003, and I used them virtually every day. They recently broke (something went bang, can't say what as am no electrician) but I thought well they've had a good life and I went out and bought some other ceramic (supposedly as good or better than GHD ones, for around £65). Anyway these were not as good - when you run GHD through your hair it instantly changes the texture of it rather than just straightening it, and you only have to do it once. They heat up to over 200 degrees in 30 seconds. With these other ceramic ones (although better than non-cermaic straighteners which just make my hair break and frizz) you had to go over each hair a few times and there was a lot of static. I found a site online where they repair GHD's for £22.50 so got this done and yay my beautiful straighteners are back with me, the others have been pushed to the back of the closet. They really are the best of the best, and the fact that they have held their price all these years shows they are worth it. I would be absolutely lost without them. It is false economy to buy cheaper straighteners.
I have tried many hair products as have hair that is wavy, the worst kind - frizzy and brittle, if I leave it to curl its a mass of frizz and if I straighten it I can't use anything too heavy on it. Moroccan Oil is the first thing I've found that actually makes it really soft and doesn't weigh it down at all. You can either use it on damp hair or on dry hair. When my hairdresser told me about it I didn't believe her, thought it can't be that good cause lots of products promise but don't deliver, but it flies off her shelves - they are sold out the day the stock arrives. I got a small trial size from ebay but it is gonna last forever - you only need a tiny bit (I have shoulder length hair). It makes straightening easier and stops the tiny flyaway bits on the top of your head without making it greasy like serum can do. I use it every other day as a leave in conditioner. It also brings out highlights and colouring in your hair and protects against heat damage from appliances.
This body lotion is a great product and definitely worth buying, its not at all greasy but is very moisturising (I have greasy skin and it is not too heavy at all). The texture is quite thick but it blends and absorbs really easily and you don't have to use much to cover the whole body. It leaves skin smooth to touch and there is no residue. Felt moisturised all day. Great for summer moisturiser but also in winter to protect against the elements. It lasts ages too and is very cheap. Also great for sensitive skin as is very mild. It doesn't have a strong smell but the smell reminds me of holidays but also of some sort of oaty pudding, I love it. Vaseline also make a cocoa butter version of this, which is also nice but the smell is stronger and I prefer this one as it has a milder smell.
This is a fantastic product that does what it says on the packaging. I used to use a different product, a skin perfector that isn't available now, and was after a replacement, I thought I'd try Garnier BB cream and it its really good, it definitely makes my pores smaller, and the main benefit is that foundation goes on much more evenly and also you don't need as much. Some people I'm sure could probably get away with BB cream only and no foundation but I just need a bit round the eyes and nose if I'm going out for an evening. Its hydrating but not at all greasy (I have combination skin), and gives a lovely healthy glow but doesn't look orange. and is easy to blend in. It also covers small imperfections. It smells great too, and is very affordable. You only need a tiny amount so it last ages too. I won't be without this product now.