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- A bit about the product & packaging -
Moroccan Oil comes in a small dark brown transparent glass bottle, with a black screw top lid and distinctive turquoise labeling. On the front the 'Moroccan Oil' emblem/ name is written down the left hand side with the 'M' logo just off center at the top. On the back of the bottle it tells me a little about the product ' Treatment is rich in anti-oxidants and applied to damp hair to seal in moisture, resulting in a natural, silky finish and brilliant shine without leaving a residue'. On opening the bottle the smell hits you instantly, it smells almost fruity and sweet but not over sickly. The oil is very thick and therefore you will only need a tiny bit when applying it to hair otherwise it can be left looking slightly oily and greasy.
- My personal experiences -
I was first introduced to Moroccan Oil a couple of weeks a go. If you have read my reviews before you will know my hair is very naturally curly, very fine.. yet frizzy and dry!! I decided to make a drastic change and bleach it platinum blonde, after having my hair bleached my hairdresser applied a little of this product to the ends before blow drying it. After she had finished blow drying and straightening my hair I could see a noticeable change, which is the main reason that I decided to purchase a small bottle, and although quite costly, a little goes a long way and it was defiantly worth it to see a noticeable change in my hair. As promised the Moroccan Oil seals in moisture, leaving my hair silky to touch with a brilliant shine and without leaving any residue. I usually straighten my hair everyday yet since using this product I only straighten my hair once every two to three days as it keeps my hair from looking frizzy and flyaway, this also adds to the overall condition of my hair. My only grumble with the product is that its so expensive for such a little amount, but then again reading previous reviews on here everyone comments on how well it lasts, so I guess overall its cost effective.
- Where can I buy this & how much is it? -
My hairdresser told me that Moroccan Oil isn't widely available, as it can only be brought from a salon who have permissions to sell the Moroccan Oil range or via the internet. I am a little disappointed by this as if I need it there and then I can't pick it up from my local Boots or Superdrug, I will have to venture to my salon or shop online. I paid around £12 for a 25ml bottle and the 100ml bottle was priced just under £30, I am sure you will be able to find it cheaper somewhere online!
- Who would I recommend this to? -
I would recommend Moroccan Oil to everybody, like it says on the bottle it is suited to all hair types. I would especially recommend this to anyone with frizzy, fly away hair as it has worked wonders for mine!- Complete godsend!
- A bit about the product and packaging -
Mark Hill Holiday Hair shampoo comes in a small 75ml bright orange bottle with a removable lid, there is a push down lid underneath to stop the bottle from leaking. On the front is a picture of a palm tree, which complements the 'Holiday Hair' theme well. The Mark Hill emblem runs down the left hand side of the bottle, as do the rest of his range, this is great as you can spot the range whilst browsing in the shop and you know which brand it is automatically without even having to read the writing. It says on the back of the bottle, good for bleached hair, ideal for daily use, restores moisture and shine, UV filters protect your hair, gently cleanses away the day's impurities. The shampoo itself doesn't really have much of a smell to it, although it does smell ever so slightly like sun cream. The liquid is a transparent orange colour and quite runny... so be careful when squeezing it out of the bottle!! The overall appearance of the product it fab if you are going away as the bottle is travel sized, my only niggle is if you were looking for something for an everyday use at home then this isn't for you, due to you only getting about 5-8 uses per bottle.
- Where can I buy it and how much is it? -
After a bit of research, I have discovered Boots are the only place that sell the Mark Hill Holiday Hair, unless shopping online, Its usually around £1.99 for 75ml.. which may seem a little expensive but it is defiantly worth it if you have hair like mine!!!
- My personal experiences and opinion -
My main reason for buying this product was, I was simply going on holiday and I know my hair tends to go fluffy and fly away with being in and out of the pool all day. I have very fine but naturally curly hair and I struggle to straighten it at the best of times! So I popped down to Boots to buy some serum and came across the Mark Hill Holiday Hair Range. On first trying the shampoo I could tell it was different to your everyday shampoo, it felt slightly oily when applying it to my hair and didn't lather up too well, but I could feel it moisturising my hair. I always shampoo twice before conditioning to make sure my hairs clean from root to tip using a 50p sized blob of the product. I felt this wasn't enough so used a little more than I normally would- which doesn't make the product last as long as my regular shampoo would. My overall outcome of the shampoo were good results. Usually whilst abroad my hair is a nightmare in the humidity, it usually becomes frizzy after blow drying it, but after using the shampoo my hair was sleek and shiny and stayed this way after straightening it too. I was very impressed with how tame my hair was, and to be honest wished it was like this more often at home!! I was disappointed to discover Mark Hill didn't do a bigger version of Holiday Hair and found it a little expensive to keep buying a small bottle every week to keep my hair manageable... but please don't let this put you off, this is a fab product and well worth a try.
I must admit I love a long hot shower when I manage to get a few hours to myself, so for Christmas I asked everyone to buy me lots of pampering products so I don't have to spend a fortune throughout the year to be able to indulge myself. One of my Christmas presents was 'Nivea- Cashmere & Orchid Shower Creme', on first approach this isn't a product I would look at in the shop and want to buy for myself, but after using it, it completely change my mind. Here's why-
-A bit about the product and packaging-
The shower creme comes in a 250ml bottle which is pure white, with a pale blue flip lid. Its easy enough to open yet would be so much better if it was at the bottom of the bottle so you can squeeze out every last drop! The bottles quite wide and not so easy to handle whilst in the shower, I often feel like I am going to drop it with it due to it not having many places to grip. Putting those few issues aside, the 'Nivea' emblem on the front is big and bold, stands out especially when browsing through the shelves in the shops. There is a pretty picture of a pink/purple orchid on the front, this complements the product well considering it is supposed to smell of orchids. On the back is an easy to read blurb telling you a little info on the product and all of its ingredients. The product itself is divine. The liquid is a pearly colour, you can tell from how thick and creamy it is that its going to be good for moisturising the skin. I always use a shower puff to make my products foam up correctly and it also helps them last longer. The product foamed really easy and a small blob was all I needed so it shows the product will go a long way. The smell of the shower cream was beautiful- very feminine, floral yet fresh. After my shower I tend to find some shower gels/cremes make my skin a little dry and sensitive, yet this one left my skin soft and silky to touch and it also smelt gorgeous!
-Where can you get it from and how much is it?-
The Nivea Shower Creme was brought for me from Superdrug- I received it as part of a gift set but I have since brought this singly from Boots costing me £1.93. I know you can also pick this product up from all major supermarkets for around the same price or if you're lucky when it's on offer!
-Who would I recommend the product to?-
I would recommend the product to any female aged 20+, I think that the scent of the shower creme is a little overpowering and too floral for a male.
Overall, I like this product. I don't think the bottles a very good design due to the shape making it quite slippery in the shower but that is something I can deal with- it is what is in the bottle that counts the most.
-A bit about the product and packaging-
The bottle comes in a pearly red, with a flip lid for ease of use. The 'Dove' emblem is clearly shown at the top of the bottle so it can be picked out without much effort. Underneath the emblem is the name of the product 'Pro-Age' with a little bit of information on what the body wash promises to do 'Made to give back to your skin what it needs right now'. Giving you 'Vital luminous skin'. On the back the ingredients are clearly on show if you needed to check to see if you were allergic to any of the contents. The body wash itself its thick and creamy, with a slightly pink colour to it. It smells absolutely gorgeous, fresh yet ever so slightly sweet. If using a shower puff you only need a 50p sized blob and it will cover your whole body, so the product goes a very long way. Dove pro-age is great if you have sensitive skin as it leaves your skin feeling smooth and well moisturised, where as some shower creme/body wash's can dry your skin out.
-Where can I get this from and how much is it?-
After doing of research I have found you can buy the body wash from most stores, i.e. Asda, Tesco, Boots, Superdrug, Wilkinsons etc. The average price from 500ml is £2.95 or 59.0p per 100ml for all of you that read the small print on the price tag!! You can usually pick it up whilst on offer too, I've managed to get it for half price at £1.50 before now, so you just have to shop around.
-Who would I recommend it to?-
I would recommend the body wash to everyone in the family from young right through to old. I don't think it's very appealing to a teenager, mind you. But is defiantly a product that can be used by anyone.
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate! Mmmmmm! I don't think I could ever go a day without it. I think this is one of the hardest 10 choices I have ever had to make! I love many, many, many different kinds of chocolate I just know i am going to struggle picking my favourite 10!! Here goes....
1) Cadbury Chocolate Buttons-
Personally I love the Giant Buttons.. but I also love button Ice Creams, Easter Eggs, Normal Buttons.. you get the picture!!! They are little drops of milky chocolate heaven. Usually a bag of normal sized Cadburys Buttons will cost around 50p and are so worth it!!
2) Ferrero Rocher-
These are chocolates I usually get for Christmas/Valentines Day/Birthdays, They aren't a chocolate I would buy for myself everyday, generally because they are quite expensive, but they are LUSH! I could eat them everyday. They are individually wrapped nutty chocolates, they are soft filled with a creamy chocolate and a hazelnut in the very centre. For a 200g box containing 16 chocolates, it will usually cost you around £4.
3) Kinder Bueno-
I think these little beautys should be called 'Chocolate indulgence', They are absolutely delicious. As you can tell I like chocolate with a little bit of wafer in them to crisp them up a bit! Kinder Bueno's are just that- A light wafer, filled with a creamy almost nutty filling which almost reminds me of Nutella Chocolate Spread, but its not quite at thick and sickly, and the bar is covered in a thin layer of milk chocolate. The chocolate comes in two individually wrapped bars so you can eat one and then save one for later- yeah right like I'd ever do that!! For a packet (containing 2 sticks) you will usually pay around 60p but I always manage to pick these up for the local supermarket on offer in packs of 4 for about £1.
4) Terrys Chocolate Orange-
Another one that my family buys for me every Christmas but I never buy at any other time of year. I'm not a fan of those orange and strawberry creme filled chocolates you get in a tin over Christmas, But Terrys Chocolate Orange puts a twist on orange chocolate. I never find Terrys Chocolate Orange too sickly, and can always go down well with a cuppa tea! You can pick up the choccie oranges for £1-£3 depending on where you buy them from.
5) Cadbury Chocolate Finger-
I don't know if you'd class these as a chocolate or a biscuit. But either way they are delish! I love to dunk choccie fingers in a nice hot cuppa tea. Only problem is they are a bit moreish and I can't put them down!! They cost roughly between 99p-£1.50 for a small box.
6) Daim bar-
I remember these from when I was a kid, I love nibbling the chocolate off them and then eat the crackly toffee centre. I can't seem to pick these up very often from shops so usually are my mega treat when I go to Ikea as they sell them in bags of little ones! I can't remember how much they are but they aren't majorly expensive.
7) Walnut Whip-
These remind me of my great nanny when I was little. She used to eat these all the time and I thought they looked disgusting with that big revolting looking thing on the top!.... Since growing up I've become to love these... including the nut! I love the thick chocolate outer layer and the soft whipped creamy centre. I love the whole eating it part with a walnut whip, I like to bite off the top and use my finger to scoop out the gooey cream and then your left with the shell which by this point has melted all over your fingers! You can pick up a box of 3 for roughly £1-£1.50
8) Galaxy Ripple-
Usually I am not a big fan of Galaxy Chocolate but on a late summers night with a cold glass of milk, a galaxy ripple goes down like a treat!! Its creamy chocolate and flaky and it just crumbles in your mouth! YUM YUM! I haven't brought a ripple for a while so have no idea how much they cost to be honest, but they are well worth the money you do pay for them!!
9) Biscuit & Raisin Yorkie-
Not for girls!... I don't care if it's a mans chocolate... I love it. I think the biscuit and raisin complement each other well, the chocolates nice and chunky, it can get a little bit sickly so usually only end up eating a couple of chunks. But those couple of chunks are like pure heaven!! You can pick up a Yorkie for no more than 60p.
10) I could put so many under this last one, but I'm going to say Cadbury Crunchie Rocks-
They defiantly give me the 'Friday Feeling!' With pieces of crunchy honeycomb and cornflakes mixed in with chocolate, they look almost similar to a chocolate cornflake cakes but taste absolutely delicious! For no more than £2 a bag they are a great little treat!
First of all I would like to let you know I must carry around the biggest handbag I could get my hands on, a Pauls Boutique 'Large' leopard print bag, with enough space to fit everything as well as the kitchen sink!!
I am highly embarrassed, after reading everyone elses review, about how much junk I actually keep hold of!!! I guess it will give me a good reason to sort my junk out whilst I list everything one by one to you all!!
1) Carton of Pomegranate & Cranberry Juice- Brought from Asda last night as decided I am in need of a detox!
2) Black Make-Up Bag- Contents- Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid (Which I reviewed the other day), Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara (Also reviewed!), Heart shaped compact mirror brought for me by my dearest partner engraved with a personal message... so cute!, Bourjois Blusher, Sexy Mother Pucker Lipgloss.
3) Hello Magazine & Love it magazine- For when i'm on my lunch break!
4) Jackie Collins Poor Little B*tch Girls Book- Must of been in my bag for about 6 months and still not managed to read it!!
5) Bright Pink Paddle Brush- Needed on days like today!
7)Bottle of Buxton Water- Self explanatory!!
8)Leopard Print Purse- A girls gotta match her hangbag and purse! Contents- Bank Cards, £1.34p in change, couple of old receipts, and a Pizza Menu?...Don't ask!!!
9) P.S I love you DVD- A friend borrowed it to me today, as I managed to miss it when it was on T.V the other night.
10) Baby Wipes- Another self explanatory item!
11) Blackberry 8900- Worse piece of junk I have EVER brought. Would not recommend it at all.
12)10 Richmond Superkings- Tut Tut.
13) Old train tickets from visiting friends and family in London last weekend.
14) Viktor & Rolf Perfume- My Fave.
15) Pot of earbuds & packet of cotton wool- I think thats a Beauty Therapist thing....not actually needed but you never know when someones going to ask you to tint eyebrows/apply make up/give them a manicure etc!!
16) Thermos flask- For long car journeys, I cant live without my morning dose of caffeine on the way way to work!!
17) Car keys & House keys- wouldn't get very far without them!
18) Diary- Wouldn't be able to go about my day to day things without it. Its the most organised thing in my life!!
18) Various other bits of crap!- I.e sweet wrappers, bits of paper with telephone numbers on, old receipts... you get the jist!!!
Republic is a well known leading multi-branded high street fashion retailer, who sell clothes to suit every unique fashion style for affordable prices. Through my own personal experiences of Republic, staff are always polite, happy to help and always seem to have a passion for fashion which shows great training in customer service, whether it be in store or online. Republic sell well known brands such as; SoulCal, Crafted, Miso, G Star, Henleys, Fenchurch, Diesel, Firetrap, Bench, Police and many more.
-Republic, In Store-
Nearly every republic store you go into looks the same, funky, fresh and fun. Defiantly appeals to a younger market. Everything is set out in sections for each different brand, so everything is easy enough to find. There are plenty of staff to help you if you should need it. There is usually always a sale rail where you can pick up a few bargains every now and again. I think its great how Republic have teamed up with Schuh and in some shops, part of the shop is sectioned off for shoes.
Republic online is easy to navigate your way around whether it be for ladies clothes or mens clothes. There is a section for sale items and offers so you never miss out on a great opportunity to pick up a bargain! There is also a section for celeb inspiration so you can keep up to date with what the celebrities are wearing and how Republic can offer you a very similar alternative at a fraction of the price!
Over Christmas I ordered a couple of tee shirts online for my partner, after a week of waiting and receiving a dispatch note within only a few days of placing the order, I still had not received my items. I contacted Republic regarding this and within 24 hours I had an answer to my questions, although republic had sent out my items with a courier service they seemed to have got lost in transit. Republic were happy to give me a full refund for the items and for delivery, as well as crediting my account with an extra £5 for inconvenience. I was really impressed with the customer service I received and would defiantly give 5 stars to the company for their customer service.
I'm a huge fan of Maybelline foundations, I think they have their formula's off to a tee. They have a wide range of colours to suit nearly every skin tone as well as different finishes i.e, Matt, Satin, Lasting finishes, Mineral etc.
- A bit about the product & packaging -
I purchased Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid last night, the bottle looks slightly different to the one shown in the picture above. Its shaped exactly the same as the Super 24hr Stay bottle. The liquid comes in a clear glass bottle with a pump effect lid, I think this is for ease of application as liquid foundation can be a little on the messy side and also to stop bacteria entering the bottle. The pump in then covered with a plastic lid this is to stop it from being pressed whilst in your make up bag and stop any excess liquid around the pump from covering anything else! The label on the front of the bottle is clearly set out, the Maybelline emblem it as the top of the label followed by the name of the product, and a little more info on the product ' Air Whipped Foundation, Air Brush Finish', underneath this is your desired colour and the number for that certain colour, I chose 'Nude' to blend in with my skin tone. On the back there is a lift up label containing all ingredients of the product.
On first application I noticed the foundation was easy to use, whilst applying it to the skin it almost had a glittery effect yet still felt smooth and was easy to blend to my own skin. Once I had applied the right amount of foundation to my face I like to let it settle for a few minutes before adding blusher. I did notice after a couple of minutes the foundation seemed to stay quite heavy on top of my skin, almost as though my skin wasn't absorbing it and my skin felt quite oily to touch. I applied the rest of my make up which just seemed to stick to the top of the foundation, within an hour most of the foundation had worn off taken my blusher and eyeshadow along with it!
- Where can you get it from & how much is it? -
You can pick up this from just about anywhere that sells make up, Boots and Superdrug have a wide range of Maybelline products to offer, for roughly around £8.20, I managed to get it for £6 at Asda last night but I believe this was on offer it wasn't a fixed price
-Who would I recommend them to?-
I would recommend the product for anyone who likes to wear a little bit of make up but not a full face of make up, due to it being quite a light coverage to the face.
I am very undecided with this product, I think it is one of those foundation I would wear on my relaxing kind of days rather than on a night out or to work.
Being a beauty therapist, I really shouldn't admit to using these wipes as you are supposed to use make up remover, cleanse, tone and moisturise!! But after a long day at work the last thing I want to be doing is spending more than 10 minutes removing my make up!
I have tried many brands and types of face wipes over the years, and although they are one of the more expensive brands for face wipes they are definitely my personal favourite. I would defiantly recommend them to anyone who removes make up the cheats way- like me!
- A bit about the product & packaging-
Ok, so on first looks the packaging is good on the eye. It's pale green in colour, with the 'Simple' emblem on the front of the flap. The flap on the front is white and contains all the info you need to know about the facial wipes- They contain vitamin goodness, they give you naturally healthy skin and they remove waterproof mascaras. The pack I have contains 25 wipes, but I am aware you can pick up a 'handbag sized' pack of just 5 wipes. Inside the packet are the wipes, they are easy to dispense- one comes out at a time, unlike some other brand I have brought where I end up stuffing them all back in the packet!! The wipes are plain white. They don't particularly smell, I assume this is due to them containing mainly natural ingredients. The wipes a quite damp, enough to remove make up and dirt, but don't leave you face feeling drenched! The wipes are easy to use around your face, they don't break apart in your hand whilst using them. They leave your skin feeling soft, fresh and clean!
-For those who like to know all of the ingredients-
Aqua , Cetearyl Isononanoate , Panthenol , Ceteareth-20 , Cetearyl Alcohol , Phenoxyethanol , Methylparaben , Glycerin , Glyceryl Stearate , Disodium EDTA , Ceteareth-12 , 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol , Propylparaben , Sodium Citrate , Pantolactone , Citric Acid , SIMPLE skincare contains no animal derived ingredients.
-Where can you get them from & how much are they?-
You can pick up the simple website from a large range of supermarket stores- Asda, Tesco, Morrison etc. You can also find them at your local chemist or health and beauty store - Boots, Superdrug, Wilkinson etc. The wipes usually retail for around £2.95 a pack but if you keep your eye out for offers, I have managed to pick up packs for £1 before.
-Who would I recommend them to?-
I would recommend the wipes to anyone and everyone!.. More so those who wear make up or those with sensitive skin that find face wash's too harsh on the face. I would even recommend these to men to freshen their faces- my partner will kill me if he finds out I have let this secret slip.. but even he uses them!
I would definitely give this product 5 stars!
Ok, So until recently I haven't been a big fan of Primark. I used to find the shop irritated me, with clothes all over the floor, nothing in the size you want, and the shop was constantly packed full of customers trying to find bargains....
Nowadays is a completely different story! I can't get enough of the place! I find myself getting up really early on a Saturday or Sunday to get the shop when is at its best; New stock out on the shelves/ rails in sizes I want, staff willing to help, plenty of bargains on the sale rails... its fab! Everything in the shop in really cheap, maybe not the bestest of quality, but with fashion changing constantly I can re-vamp my wardrobe for about £20 a month.. bargain!
Womens formal wear is fantastic for those who need to be suited and booted for work as you can pick up shirts in all colours for about £5, and plain black/ grey/ pinstripe trousers for £5 also. Casual wear/ Every day wear is fantastic if you just want to throw a tee shirt and jeans on. Joggers/ Jog legs are good if you've got an average length in leg- which I haven't and they end up dragging on the floor! - Even the party wear/ occasion wear is good, you can pick up an outfit for at least half the price you would pay in other well known high street stores. Only problem is if you wear something from Primark on a night out... Everyone knows where you got it from!!
The Underwear from Primark is fab, you can pick up 5 pairs of knickers for a fiver! Bra's start at £4... you can get tee shirt bra's, push up bra's, coloured bra's, under wired bra's, lace bra's... and so on!
If you are heavy footed like me, Primark is defiantly the best place you can buy shoes. I go through a pair of ballet pumps every 4 weeks... so when they need replacing at £4 a pair I can't grumble!! I recently brought some knitted boots, similar to those ones with the name we all know. They have last me all through this winter- through snow, and the wet weather. They have been fantastic and are still in full tact and were only £6!!- bargain!!
I cannot comment on Menswear or Childrens wear as I have never brought anything from these section, but I get an idea from the womens wear that its cheap, cheerful - it wont last forever but a those prices you don't expect it to!!
I defiantly recommend it to anyone I come across, of all ages, shapes and sizes. I would also rate the shop 5 stars!
One Born Every Minute - Is a fantastic programme on Channel 4. It documents the journey of a newborn baby, from a mothers point of view. Every week we see two different stories, whether it be a young couple that weren't expecting to become pregnant, a same sex couple, a couple who have become pregnant though IVF, even single parents. It shows you different way mothers can give birth such as, water births, natural births, caesarean section etc.
I think the programme is fantastic to show those that aren't yet parents, what to expect in a real life labour. The programme shows you the working life of a maternity nurse/ midwife, how they have to be on the ball all the time to ensure the mother of the baby doesn't feel uncomfortable and most importantly the baby is kept in the safest environment possible.
On born every minute is an ongoing series that shows once a year, last year it showed the life of a mother expecting a baby born with its bowel on the outisde of its body instead of the inside, I think this is great and shows all mothers that not all births are perfect and the mother was unsure of what to expect, but it showed a mother can bond with her baby even through a baby with imperfections.
This programme is a must watch for absolutely everyone, even tose that have had babies! Its so emotional, I dnt think i've managed to get through an episode yet where i've not been balling my eyes out!!
Urbay Decay is one of the best by far well know brands for eye shadows, they have such a fantastic range in colours, and in different formats too such as; pencils, powders, liquids, and last but by no means least glitter liners!
The Heavy Metal glitter liners are fantastic for making your eyes stand out. I love to load my lids up with Glam Rock Silver even just for days at work! The liners come in a 7.5ml bottle with a silver lid, and usually are around £13rrp, the bottle will usually last me around 5/6 months and that is constant use, everyday, so well worth the extra pennies in comparison to some other branded eyeshadows/liners.
The Heavy Metal Liners come in the following colours:
*Air Guitar (Blue)
* Cat Fight (Pink)
*Glam Rock (Silver)
*Groupie (Pale Pink)
* Metal Head (Purple)
* Midnight Cowboy (Beige/Gold)
*Spandex (Rainbow Black)
The liner comes with a very thin brush for perfect application, this means you can put a little thin line above and below your lashes, or a thick line to really show off your eyes. I find the glitter stays on all day and will only fully come off with make up remover or make up wipes. Be warned...if you start to cry the glitter will end up all over your face and its quite hard to remove with out wipes or remover!!
My title for the review says it all!... I cannot cook rice for anything, unless its boil in the bag!
After first discovering these microwavable pouches I was pleasantly surprised. They are perfectly cooked, light and fluffy, came in a variety of different flavours and styles such as 'Pilau' which goes perfect with a curry and 'Egg Fried Rice' goes well with a chinese, you can even have them on their own as they are tasty enough by themselves.
I really struggle when it comes to cooking rice, I can never get it right, its either burnt and still hard, or mushy and watery, these packets you literally just tear open the top a little, pop in the microwave for 2 minutes, and Bens your uncle! No faffing around trying to get it cooked just right! I also think its great that they are in disposable packets... less washing up!! I was a little dissapointed last time I went to my local shop to purchase a few of these as they have gone up in price to £4 for 3 they only used to be £1 a packet!!... but then again for perfect rice what can you expect!
I was going on holiday to Turkey and always like to take a good moisturizing anti perspirant with me as I know it will be hot, I will be in and out of the water all day, and like to shave my armpits everyday which can make them a little sore. I saw this on offer at Boots so thought it would be a great opportunity for me to give it a go.
The packaging was easy on the eye, a nice violet coloured tin, the writing across the front was easy to read, the 24 hour attracted me straight away due to weather being hot I didn't want to be smelly!
Generally speaking, I am a huge fan of Nivea. I love their moisturisers, bath cremes/ shower gels, lipcare... infact most of their range! On first use of the deodorant I thought it made my underarms feel a little wet straight after use, the scent was pleasant but not very strong so was unsure if it would mask any smell. The lid/spray part of the tin was really easy to use unlike some deodorants where you really have to give it some effort on first use to break the seal, but overall it did make me feel quiet fresh on my underarms.
By evening my underarms felt really damp although I was using regularly throughout the day. By the end of the day my underarms felt almost gooey, on further inspection it was almost like i'd put moisturizer under them and it hadn't sank in properly not that they were actually sweaty! Maybe the conditions I had used the deodrant weren't fantastic, but with it being an anti perspirant deodrant you don't expect to feel damp!
Overall, the deodrant wasn't too bad, it didn't make me smell, and it did its job of moisturising just maybe a little too much! I would possibly buy it again for every day use whilst I'm at work, but it wouldnt be one i'd wear to the gym or take on holiday.
Having being a lets say 'more than regular' customer of Next over the last year, I just can't get enough of it! From clothing to electricals to furniture...you name it Next seem to sell it!
Next clothing is fantastic, especially the childrens wear. Everything I have ever brought has washed really well, it is well made and no chance of it falling apart within a few weeks unlike some other high street stores! I find the women wear can be a little pricey at times, but at the end of the day you get what you pay for, so its not always such a bad point. Baby clothes are brilliant, reasonably priced and they wash really well. There are lots of different designs so your little one is 'tip top' and in fashion :)
Next home ware is my favourite section. The furniture is of very high quality and although may seem a little more expensive than some other furniture shops...you defiantly get what you pay for. E.g. I brought a wardrobe and drawers set from a well known flat packed furniture shop, which wasn't exactly cheap and within a year it had collapsed as it was made from cheap MDF. I then replaced it with a wardrobe and drawers from Next and 'touch wood' it is still sturdy and strong 2 years later!
I would defiantly recommend online shopping, If I have ever had any problems regarding my purchases, there is always somebody at the end of the telephone that is willing to help, I can honestly say I have not once received bad customer service and they defiantly deserve a 5 star award for it. If you sign up to an online account with next you can receive a credit limit, where you can pay it off as an when you are ready to...Providing you pay the minimum per month. You have the option that can arrange to collect parcels from your closet Next branch which saves on your postage fees.