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    • OPI Nail Envy Matte / Make Up / 22 Readings / 22 Ratings
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      09.08.2013 00:40
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      the first reliable nail strengthener I'v'e found!

      I bought OPI Nail Envy after asking around for recommendations but was initially put off by how expensive it was (the first sky high price i found was £18.99!!) But thankfully I managed to find the full size 15ml on ebay and amazon for £5-6 for the same size bottle which is 15ml. There are a number of different kinds of nail envy strengtheners by OPI, choose whichever suits your nail problem best. Though this does say it is a matte formula, it still has a small element of shine to it.

      Unlike a lot of nail polishes, this one dries within a matter of minutes so you don't have to sit around waiting for ages. I'd estimate about 5 minutes and you can carry on with other things that you may need to do.

      Each pack comes with an instruction manual which explains how to build up and maintain the strength of your nails by applying two coats along with an additional coat every other day and then removing and repeating the exact process about a week later.
      You can put any other coloured varnish on top of the two coats but you will not get the desired results as quickly as you should if you're having to remove it to change the colour every couple of days. It's best to just use this for at least 2-4 weeks before you change the number of applications to suit you, just stick with the guide for a while instead.

      After about 4 weeks my nails had already grown a huge amount and hadn't split or cracked at all, though it does not defend your nails from absolute breakage because nails can snap at any time with manual tasks, it's not a miracle formula so don't get angry and blame OPI if your nail does snap off by accident, the formula is not designed to make your nails invincible!

      A couple of weeks after that I was able to style my own nails into 'stiletto nails' (google it!) which I thought would be impossible without the aid of acrylic or gel nails. This made me incredibly happy and after 2-3 months of regular use of OPI nail envy I have purchased my second bottle and my nails are still beautiful and long.

      I have also tried formulas by Sally Hansen and another brand that of which I cannot remember to name and honestly I was not impressed with any that I had tried prior to OPI and would therefore highly recommend giving OPI a go. Though I personally don't feel that it's worth its RRP of around £18, I would recommend it on the basis that you can find it for around £6 on amazon or ebay.

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      07.08.2013 22:14
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      a somewhat expensive but reasonable investment if you have problem dry skin on your feets!

      I can honestly sing nothing but praise about the emjoi hard skin remover and it is worth forking out £30=£40 for. Whilst some may believe the price is a little steep; it is in fact a worthy investment and saves you time, effort and costly trips to places for pedicures and treatments.

      I have gone through a number of different manual micro pedis that claim to be the best at what they do, when all i'm left with is the same hard skin on my feet and an overwhelming sense of regret for wasting my money on these ridiculously flimsy and pointless manual pedis. I was introduced to this marvelous contraption by my mother whom first bought the product from amazon, it was like christmas in July when I used this electric pedi - it took me all of 5-10 minutes to thoroughly remove all the cracked and hard skin from every part of my foot and I have never been so amazed at the results!

      My feet are no longer dry, nor are they painful or peeling. In fact they look cute now and much more appealing to the eye and I was no longer embarrassed about wearing sandals or taking my socks off when staying over at someone's house. I use this once a week at a 5-10 minute interval to ensure my feet are smooth and soft all the time, obviously this will vary on each persons feet and how quickly they become dry but I guarantee it doesn't take long at all and there is no strenuous effort required whatsoever.

      I would highly recommend this to those who have arthritis, joint problems or are just simply fed up of manual pedis because this makes sorting your feet out so much easier. The model I have is pink but I believe there are other colours such as white available. It works using AA batteries and it is best that you use rechargeable ones for ease of use as they run out after a couple of uses much like an electric toothbrush does.

      It also comes with a handful of different emery board rolls to suit how soft or abrasive you need it to be. These can easily be removed by clicking the button at the side of the slot where they insert. Cleaning them is easy too - all you do is remove them from the pedi and rinse the emery board rolls in water. (be warned, do NOT rinse the pedi itself in water as this will most likely damage or break it! instead use a tissue to dust it out or blow it away from you outside or into a bin). It also has a protective clip to cover the emery board section so that it doesn't wear it down when not in use.

      It is completely and utterly stress free and is not painful in the slightest, in fact it is very pleasant to use and worth every penny. If you have problems with dry and cracked skin on your feet then I really do recommend buying this product.

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    • MUA Extreme Felt Liner / Make Up / 18 Readings / 17 Ratings
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      27.03.2013 21:59
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      Not something I would recommend, disappointed with the results.

      I wear eyeliner with absolutely every makeup look most days of the week so I need a reliable and affordable eye liner that is easy to apply and doesn't thin or peel off.
      Unfortunately putting my faith into MUA's felt liner was a bad move for me as the liner did exactly what I didn't want it to.

      There are a number of factors that didn't impress me about this product once I tried it out; for instance, the first issue I had was the fact that it was too thin and watered down, my liner was left looking really streaky and blotchy and ruined my entire eye make-up for looking so crap.

      It also didn't do well when in contact with foundation or eye shadow as it would stop working altogether and I would have to constantly wipe and tap it to get it to work, even then it was too thin so I kind of gave up after a while. Which brings me to the point of adding more fluid to the felt liner itself; I feel as though this could have benefited from a click action pump, much like their click concealer pen - perhaps then the product would have worked better as I would have been able to control when and how much product could be put onto the felt nib.

      Besides from that, the products design wasn't bad itself, it looks professional but it doesn't seem very practical for me personally. I can't confirm whether this was a one off and that I was unlucky enough to purchase a shoddy product, but I really don't want to chance it again just in case the same thing happens and I end up wasting my money once more.

      I feel as though this has completely put me off felt liners for good and that I'm just going to stick to gel liners from now on as they are easier to apply and don't become watered down or streaky like this felt liner pen.

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      27.03.2013 21:45
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      A nice and refreshing, sweet tasting cider great for summer time!

      I rarely drink anymore but I do enjoy a couple of ciders at home every now and then and I'm very picky to what types of cider I actually like. Before trying out rekorderlig my favourites were brothers toffee apple cider and koppaberg's forest fruits cider, and I was amazed at how good they tasted but they were nothing in comparison to how this tasted! They have been overwhelmed by rekorderlig and I can honestly say I have never tasted anything else alcoholic that's as good as this!

      You know how sometimes certain cider can be a bit tangy or bitter even if the ingredients are sweet ones? Well this has absolutely none of that - all the flavours are crisp, refreshing and sweet without that zing some ciders have. The zing I'm talking about is the one you find in brands such as magners and bulmers no 17 red berry flavour; it's sweet but it's still a bit bitter.

      The brewing of rekorderlig began in 1999 and resides from sweden, so it hasn't been around that long but the popularity is rising very quickly. The sweet and bitter free taste may well be down to the fact rekorderlig is made using the purest spring water from Vimmerby in Sweden.

      Essentially I could drink these as if they were a fizzy drink, yet they have the same alcohol percentage (4.0%) as other brands. I first tried these out when they were reduced in price as an introductory offer of £1.25. I mean, who's going to say no to some tasty cider for that little amount of money? not me that's for sure! Ever since I've been finding these little beauties on offer in various supermarkets for under £2 every time, it's usually morrisons or tescos that are more generous with these but of course there are other places that will have some offers on the go.

      Though I have only currently seen three different flavours available so far where I live; strawberry and lime, mixed fruits and pear cider - there are infact a huge handful of different flavours to choose from and there will be a new seasonal special flavour of "passion fruit" for summer time. Though I haven't personally seen any confirmation or even a mention that it will be available in stores, this flavour, along with all the others can be found in their 'flavour store' (just google rekorderlig!)

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      27.03.2013 21:29
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      a nice little treat for your hair to have that salon experience at home

      Ever since I took my first trip to a salon that used bed head products I instantly fell in love with tigi's 'after party' smoothing cream. The stylist used this on my mid lengths and ends to give my hair a healthy looking sheen and tame any static or frizz and I knew I just had to buy some after I saw how well it worked and how nice it actually smelled. The scent is probably my favourite aspect of this product, besides the bright, bold design because it smells so different to your average high street shampoos, conditioners and serums.

      The cream looks almost like liquid pearls as it has a shimmery consistency, however don't panic as there is not glitter or anything like that in it and it won't show up in your hair at all. This is just a part of what gives your hair a nice sheen after using the product.

      It has a sweet aroma that reminds you of expensive salon products, so it adds to the feel of treating yourself and really pampering your hair. The bottle is bright pink with a bubble/dome type lid which stops you from getting any of the product stuck in or around the lid. Standard size bottles are 100ml which can vary around £8-10 depending on where you purchase them from; I usually find that they are more affordable when bought online and in bulk (usually a double pack also known as 'tween' sets).

      Although these are not generally sold in your average stores and supermarkets, you can find them in most salon and beauty wholesalers/retailers or your local salon(s) that use tigi products. Larger and smaller sizes are also available at selected places at different prices and they can also be bought in tween packs with other tigi products (such as the shine spray)

      The bottle relies on a pump action mechanism to release the product, but be gentle when you press down as you only need a small amount spread over your palms and gently and sparingly spread over troublesome areas, particularly the ends of your hair. Though do remember that putting the product on your roots will more than likely make your hair go flat or greasy looking, much like any other serum or smoothing cream.

      I have had this product for about a year and a half and it's only just ran out as I've used it sparingly and only when my hair needs some TLC. You do not need to use this every single day, unless of course your hair is very wild and frizzy - but normal to greasy hair I would not recommend daily use as it is quite rich and may leave your hair limp and greasy the next day if you put too much on.

      Overall this is a nice little treat for your hair to have that salon experience at home, but not recommended for daily use due to how rich the product is and how pricey it can be compared to other products.

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    • MUA Eyeshadow / Make Up / 23 Readings / 22 Ratings
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      25.03.2013 23:28
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      a cheap and awesome little make-up staple that won't burn a hole in your pocket.

      MUA have a number of amazing products that are so incredibly cheap for such great quality. One of my favourite products is definitely the selection of individual eye shadows they have available. They have two kinds of individual shadows which are "pearl shadows" - often more metallic or shimmery than the name suggests, and "matte shadows" which do not have any shimmer or glitter or sparkle and are just a basic matte shade.

      Altogether there are 34 shades to choose from, most of which are pearl shades as they seem to be more popular. Though some of these shades can also be found in different palette collections, they are ideal on their own so you're not spending more than you need if you're only after one colour or are even looking to replace an individual one you've already used up beforehand.

      They are only £1 each and are of great quality; they are rich in pigment and attracts to your brush easily and smooths over your eye lids evenly without any creasing or patchy areas. Though I do recommend that an eye primer is used to extend the wear of the eye shadow.

      You can find a handful of their most popular shades at any superdrug store that has the MUA shelves or spinners, though only bigger stores with a larger MUA selection will provide you with a full collection of eye shadows. This has been a recurring issue for a number of people as there aren't a lot of superdrug stores in some areas that have a huge amount of their product range available. Failing this, if you can't find them instore, your best bet is to buy them on-line from their MUA store where you can buy all different shades. Of course if you're unsure about how the colour will look, just google the shade and search for some beauty blogger's reviews as they usually have pictures to show you the results.

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      • MUA Nail Varnish / Make Up / 14 Readings / 13 Ratings
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        18.03.2013 16:44
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        Great selection of shades, despite the drying time and no. of coats required, they are great for £1.

        These particular nail varnishes are great in regards to colour variety and really are a great bargain, however they really do test your patience in regards to drying time and application.

        I love the amount of colours available and I've actually bought about 8 shades out of the 32 colours available in the £1 nail polish collection. So variety isn't an issue here and the quality is great once the product has fully dried, however I found that it takes longer than usual for them to dry and it requires about 3 or 4 coats for a lot of the varnishes, the only colour I found that didn't require such long waiting time and repeated application was black, everything else looked watery and/or patchy until I put enough layers on to sort that out.

        I think that the paler the colours are, the more you have to apply. It seems that quite often the darker colours are thicker and richer and don't require so much TLC.

        If waiting a life time and a day for your nails to dry and several applications doesn't bother you then I don't see any reason why you should hesitate to try some of these out. Even with the patience testing, they're still worth investing in because hey, they're only £1.
        Granted they are a teeny bit smaller than their other nail varnishes that they have on offer (which are also a bit more pricey than these, so that will be why) they are still neat little things and are even idea as a selection of gifts for yourself or someone else.

        Even though they are smaller than average nail varnish bottles, they are still a reasonable size nonetheless and last quite a long time, I go through a lot of phases where I paint my nails regularly and chop and change the colours almost daily and I still have a lot of the varnish left. So don't be put off by the size, because they do last despite the duplicate coats they require.

        Their full range is available online at their MUA store however there may only be a selected amount of colours available at certain superdrug stores depending on how big the stand/spinner is at the store and how much of the MUA range they have to offer. So if you can't find the colour you want to try in store, then your best bet is buying them online.

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      • MUA Blusher / Make Up / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        18.03.2013 16:30
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        Great money saver and great quality blusher that doesn't dissappoint.

        I've reviewed a number of MUA products now and my reviews have varied from high praises to down heartened disappointments on the odd occasion but I can honestly say that this is definitely worthy of praise for a variety of reasons!

        The selection of blushers is very satisfying as these ones come in six shades for just £1 each. They have colours such as pink, nude, coral (warm, orange tones) naturals and plum. Though they do offer different types of blushers that are more expensive than these ones, there is still a great deal of choice for you to mix and match with and to suit your own skin tone.

        They are rich in pigment and are soft and apply evenly and smoothly on your skin, there are no patchy areas and it doesn't clog up your primer and/or foundation. Providing you don't overload your brush with the stuff and add a reasonable amount, the product will appear soft and subtle on the apples of your cheeks. though if you feel that it looks to harsh on you - remember you can tone it down by brushing over some translucent face powder (pressed or loose, it doesn't matter). Though I must point out that brushes are not included with the blusher, but MUA have some new make up brushes available at their online store if you haven't got any already.

        I've purchased two and I like to switch from pink to plum depending on my makeup look and I use either almost every day and I've had them approximately a year and I'm only half way through both. Neither have shattered so far and I've still got plenty left as you really don't need to over do it. If that isn't a great reason for a bargain then I don't know what is!

        I'd recommend these to anyone who want a cheaper alternative to their current product or even want to start using blusher for the first time as you really can't go wrong with these for just £1 each, so even if you decide it's not for you after all, it's not a massive waste of your money.

        These are available both online at mua store and in any superdrug store that has an MUA stand or spinner.

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      • MUA Eyebrow Pencil / Make Up / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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        18.03.2013 16:15
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        An okay replacement for your main brow pencil but nothing special itself.

        I have a complete and utter obsession with perfecting my own eyebrows and I always have to have a good eyebrow pencil to help me sculpt those bad boys. I'm often strapped for cash and therefore appreciate a good bargain, especially when it comes to makeup and I think that's why I pretty much fell in love with the MUA makeup range.

        Unfortunately though, MUA has let me down with the eyebrow pencil for a number of reasons. Whilst the pencil itself isn't terrible and does the job, for me personally I feel that the pencil is way too soft and doesn't allow for great precision when penciling in my brow shape and requires a lot more sharpening because of this. I also found that the brush on the lid of the pencil was pretty basic and I didn't even bother using that to groom my brows after the first use as it was to flat and short for my liking.

        Another reason as to why I wasn't very impressed with the brow pencils is that the choice of colours is pretty much pathetic. They only have two shades, which is impossible to cater for everyone's needs as there isn't a fair scale of light to dark and therefore the brown was way too dark for my brows and the blonde shade was too light. I can't win here!

        Of course if you're lucky enough to find them to be a great match for you, they are in face an impressive price of just £1. Which I guess in theory by looking at the points I made previously, you kind of get what you pay for. But if you lose or break your expensive one and need an urgent replacement then I see no wrong in using MUA's brow pencils, however I would not recommend them as your main every day pencil because there are genuinely better ones available out there for only a quid or so more.

        You can buy these at any superdrug that have a MUA stall or spinner and you can buy them online at their MUA store.

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        04.02.2013 21:36
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        A nice and colorful design and a reliable product for hair that needs some tlc.

        I've always been the sort of person who steers clear of hair serums of any kind due to the fact that no matter what brand I have tried, it has always made my hair look greasy and make it flat. After receiving this as a Christmas gift, I thought i'd give it a go because well, it'd be rude not to.

        I can honestly say, I'm so glad I did - it helps my hair so much and doesn't make it greasy or flat in the slightest. It gives it a healthy sheen and tames my dry ends which is great since I'm trying to restore the health and ensure the growth of my hair.

        You can use this both on wet or dry hair - I use this on my hair just after I've towel dried it since no matter how conditioned my hair is, it is a nightmare to untangle on it's own. All I need to use is a small peanut sized amount rubbed into both hands and gently and evenly spread through mid length to the ends of my hair. This makes it so much easier to get out any knots and tangles and dramatically reduces breakages in my hair as it helps me be more gentle with it.

        It also helps with blow drying my hair as it tames the frizzy and fluffy parts of my hair that usually cause me hassle when it comes to straightening it. I haven't often needed to use it on dry hair but it also works when my ends are so dry and I'm having a bad hair day, it gives my hair some life and leaves it feeling silky for hours. Whilst this doesn't actually repair hair - nor does it claim to do so, it certainly does help aid the process of looking after your hair more and reduces the necessity to use force and even brush your hair that often.

        The serum itself is clear yet the bottle is a beautiful vivid blue with a fancy filigree type design on the front. The bottle contains 100ml and lasts a very, very long time as you only need a small amount even on much longer hair than my own (Mine is shoulder length). The cap is a flip top that stays attached to the bottle and clips back on afterwards, though be warned if you do not ensure that the lid is on correctly you will end up with a bit of a disaster if it falls on its side, this happened to me and was a nightmare moving my products and cleaning the surrounding bottles and the shelf it was stood on!

        you can find this product online or in sallys hair and beauty wholesalers and wherever they sell tigi products. If you know of somewhere that sells the bedhead range, they'll more than likely sell the rockaholic range too. The product varies around £6 per bottle which is fantastic considering how good it is and how long it lasts.

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        04.02.2013 21:13
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        A delightfully modern yet classic design, elegant and sweet. Highly recommended.

        Gaga created this scent with the help from artists from her own 'Haus Laboratories' and 'Coty' (who make perfumes with Beyonce, Beckham and Kylie and many more).

        The hugely popular fragrance sold over six million bottles in one single week which makes it the second fastest selling perfume after coco Chanel. The promise of a mysterious fragrance led many of us to become either skeptical or delightfully curious with the rumored ingredients, whilst there are none of the so called "blood and semen" ingredients that caused a stir before it's prior release, the scent is somewhat floral as well as fruity, and the incense really stands out. There is also essence of muskiness which in theory makes it unisex since according to Gaga herself her 'perfume was designed for women, but a lot of my gay friends wear it'.

        The packaging/box describes the notes as Belladonna, Incense, Apricot, Honey Drops, Tiger Orchidea, and Jasmin Sambac.
        The bottle cap design is an asymmetrical gold claw which is meant to resemble a paw, many of you may be familiar with the term "Paws up" - which is Lady Gaga's way of saying stand up and be proud of who you are so the paw not only a clever design, but is also a symbol for her fans.
        It's a black liquid that claims to be the first of its kind that chemically transforms to be clear after it is sprayed.

        Whilst others claim that this perfume was over hyped, I myself understand this apparent hype because it smells absolutely gorgeous. Perhaps it's down to personal preference, so don't knock it until you've tried it yourself. However for me personally this is my number one perfume and signature scent out of my small collection.

        The fragrance is available in three different sizes; 30ml, 50ml and 100ml all of which start at approximately £22 to £45 depending on where you purchase them from. There are also a number of gift set combinations available which in theory are better value for money since you get a little something extra along with your fragrance. The sets include either black soap, black body lotion or black shower gel (of course all of which turn clear, don't worry). There have also been limited edition gift sets available in only certain countries and stores (particularly online rather than in store) where you can purchase the limited edition Fame false nails that are designed accordingly to match the perfume's overall design and replicate gaga's signature stiletto nails.

        All the fragrances can be found anywhere that sell hair, health and beauty products and of course specialist fragrance stores. You can also buy them online, quite often at cheaper prices if you're lucky.

        Overall I would definitely recommend this perfume, though I would suggest trying the perfume out at a store that allows you to test them (usually larger stores that have more fragrances on display).

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        • Sony MDR ZX300 / Headphones / 18 Readings / 15 Ratings
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          not the best on the market but an adequate pair of headphones for a reasonable price.

          Admittedly these headphones were not my first choice as they were a last minute replacement for my coloud punisher headphones that broke unexpectedly. Being a student living independently I was a bit disappointed and was struggling to find the money to pay for some new ones, and I honestly couldn't go without any headphones since it takes me an hour a day travelling to university, and to be quite honest the journey would be unbearable without any!

          The headphones are pretty basic looking, in my personal opinion they aren't particularly striking in design so they are not for those who are fashion and accessory conscious but they are very comfortable - which is the second most important factor for me. They are very lightweight, most likely due to the materials used, which may be the reason behind the low price of £20, but I believe this adds to the comfort of the headphones as they don't press down on your scalp or ears and don't hurt when you're wearing glasses either.

          Unfortunately I found that the cable for the headphones was a bit shorter than most headphones, so instead of having my iPhone in my trouser pocket whilst listening to music, i'd end up actually putting my phone in the upper part of my jacket instead, which can be uncomfortable but the wire isn't long enough for me. But this might not be the case for everyone because ofcourse people are of different heights and shapes (I am 5ft 10 if this helps!)

          Though the headphones are comfortable they don't actually sit snug against your ears, there's a lot of movement in the headphones and the cushioned area around the ears feels a bit loose, so I do sometimes get paranoid that I'm either going to drop them off my head or that my music can be heard by absolutely everyone. If you've tried makes such as sennheiser, beats by dre or skull candy then you'll notice the difference and know what I'm talking about in regards to the loose fitting.

          Last point to mention about these headphones is the sound quality - they are nothing special in regards to the sound, they are pretty basic and don't provide any high definition sounds or enhanced bass and so on. But they are decent enough to listen to your favourite songs regularly, but of course again if you've experienced different makes of headphones like I mentioned beforehand then you will again be able to see the difference in the quality of sound.

          I can't see myself giving the headphones a four star rating as I believe that is a bit generous, so I have given it three stars as the headphones are a decent purchase for such a low price but there are of course better ones available on the market for similar, if not the same price as these ones.

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          one of the best make up primers available that looks after your skin as well as your makeup.

          I've gone through a handful of primers in the past couple of years and it is always frustrating going through the expensive process of finding the right one. I've tried approximately eight primers that I can remember so far and there have only been two that have proven to be a winner for me. This being my most recent purchase and my all time favourite.

          I was sceptical as to how a primer could actually help treat and protect the skin from any breakouts, but since I found this primer for half price a couple of months ago on the superdrug web store I decided to give it a go. I got it for just over £3 at the time but it usually retails between £6-7 which is still a very reasonable price for how great of a product it is. It contains witch hazel extract so this contributes helping heal and protect your skin from infections and break outs, though of course stop you from getting break outs completely, because let's face it, we'd need a miracle product to have constantly perfect looking skin, but it does make your skin more radiant and clearer, and I should know, I still have teenage skin at 21 years old!

          The primer itself is fragrance free, which I didn't actually expect since it was by witch so I therefore expected some sort of fragrance to be there, but it smells of nothing which is great. It is also completely oil free, there is no greasy residue and doesn't make your skin feel gross and clogged up, it is genuinely so soft to touch and very easy to apply with no marking or uneven patches appearing during or after applying the primer.

          The primer is 30ml which is usually one of the most common sizes, (I know that rimmel have a similar amount which is at a similar price) it also features a pump action bottle rather than a squeeze tube so it is mess free and you don't have to screw any lids back on afterwards. The primer also feels like a very subtle and gentle moisturiser as I've experienced less dry skin whilst using this product and that is saying something considering it is winter time and weather can be very harsh to your skin.

          The longest I've worn makeup for whilst using this product was actually on Christmas day from about 9am to 6pm and my makeup was still in place and still very smooth looking. It also helps that you accompany the primer with a suitable foundation and ex foliate your skin beforehand (I use dream matte mousse and st ives apricot scrub) if necessary, then you will have fresh looking skin for a considerable amount of hours.

          I would highly recommend this as it is kind and gentle to your skin and holds your makeup in place like it says it should. For a small price this is a great make up staple that you really do need in your bag!

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          05.12.2012 00:01
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          Highly affordable, natural and high quality pigmented shadows

          MUA began their range at a low price of £1 and not long after they introduced a number of slightly more expensive products (but still an unbelievable bargain price) They released a number of different palettes most of which cost just £4 from Superdrug or the MUA on-line store. This particular pallette comes with 12 different shades weighing at 9.6g which is about 0.8g per shade.
          The packaging is pretty basic and cheap, but remains practical as the clear lid on the cases allow you to see what you're actually purchasing rather than photos of swatches or estimated colours.

          Heaven and Earth have of natural everyday shades in the palette with colours such as gold, bronze, brown and beige tones. There are no matte colours in this palette but contains only shimmery shades, and some have said it to be a cheaper alternative to urban decay's 'naked palette'.

          This is ideal for creating smoky eyes without the heavy panda eye'd look. It can give a natural, casual but effective look to your daily makeup routine, work and play friendly!
          The colours are easy and smooth to apply, and blend well together with an ideal mix of pale highlight shades, mid-toned lid shades and darker crease colours, all have that buttery soft application and do not require intense application.

          I was also impressed with the life span of the shadows themselves as they suffered only slight creasing and barely noticeable fading throughout the day (about 8 hours with eye primer, 5 hours without) a great performance from something so affordable and cheap if you ask me.

          The palette does provide you with a double ended foam applicator, however I personally don't like using these with any brand of eye make-up as I prefer make up brushes instead.

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          perhaps a bit pricey but the quality justifies the price.

          The first thing that stood out for me was the overall look of the headphones, the extremely sleek and modern style with a matt finish was certainly a selling point for me as it is something a little different to your average pair of headphones.

          These particular beats set cost me £139.99, bare in mind these are not the HD versions (I believe HD has a slightly higher price tag due to the improved quality). I picked up the white pair since I fancied something bold and different than the generic black and or silver.

          The packaging also matches with the style and quality, the box is a matt finish and glides out smoothly when you open it, which admittedly makes the unpacking much more enjoyable as you truly feel like you've gotten a great product.
          The sound quality is great, there is no distortion or loss of sound at high or low volumes and the balance remains equal no matter what volume your music is played on. Of course I would however recommend that a higher quality device is used (such as an iPhone or iPod) to play the music from, so that you can appreciate the full experience that the beats have to offer.
          The fact that these headphones can fold up and also providing you take a reasonable amount of care with the headphones they aren't prone to breakages at all, mine are still in tact and still look lush. The folding feature proves to be more convenient for listening to music on the go, once you're done with them you can conveniently store them away without worrying about crushing or snapping them in your bag or having to keep them around your neck to look after them.
          The cushioning around the ears provides a great deal of comfort and does not disappoint, I have no complaints about heaviness or aching ears, these are practically perfect in regards to weight and being a snug fit.
          The wire is a vivid red colour that co-ordinates with the trademark "b" logo on the side of the headphones, which also features a control talk feature - ideal for those who have any type of phone or device that can accept a 3.5mm headphone jack. You are able to play, pause, fast forward, rewind and even activate the voice control and answer phone calls since the headphones also include a microphone. The wire is also designed to be non-tangle which is a dream come true for anyone who has experienced the sheer annoyance of tangled headphones!

          I would recommend these headphones to regular music listeners on the go as it seems a bit extreme to pay such a high amount of money for some headphones if you barely use them.

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