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MAYBELLINE DREAM MATTE MOUSSE FOUNDATION 048 SUN BEIGE
I liked the idea of trying a mousse foundation for a change so i bought this neat little 18 ml jar of sun beige mousse from boots for about five pounds, i used some of my boots card points also. This foundation comes in a nice curved shaped gold colured top that twists anti-clockwise to open.
INSIDE THE JAR
when i twisted off the top i could smell a light delicate smell of foundation that was of a gold brown colour. The feel of the makeup was very soft and creamy and very light in texture, but when applied to face became very powdery and i found it very awkward to apply smoothly to my face it became noticeably cracked and powdery , i was very disappointed with the overall appearance
On the jar itself it does not have a list of any ingredients, which i found strange.
Dream matte mousse was made in france and france is supposed to be renowned for good quality makeup and perfume, the smell was acceptable, quite a nice aroma, but as for the rest of it, i wouldnt go out and buy it or reccommend it to anyone. I dont think it is a good product and doesnt do the job you expect it to do. Very disappointed with the price also. I would definately not buy maybelline matte mousse again.
RYVITA THINS [MULTISEED]
I bought these ryvitas at Booths for 89p for a packet of 125 grams. They are super slim ryvitas that are full of seeds and are very crisp to eat , i bought these as an alternative to bread or normal size ryvitas, which contain more calories.
A very tasty sweet savoury flatbread full of flavour yet light, but filling and are so palatable that i would eat them with almost anything. These are my favourites and i will definately be buying some more.
This product comes in an orangey mustard box with a picture of the multiseed bread on the front. the box can be reclosed at the top and comes in a handy plastic container inside.
This box of thins contain wheat and rye and are suitable also for vegetarians. I think a whole range of age groups will be happy to try them, allthough they may not be suitable for toddlers. I also think they will go down very well at parties and all different occasions and will be liked by a lot of people as they are full of goodness and quality and so incrediably versatile.
Each slice weighs 9.5 grams and contains :-
1.5 GRAMS OF PROTEIN
5.7 GRAMS CARBOHYDRATES OF WHICH 0.2 GRAMS SUGAR
FAT 0.9 GRAMS OF WHICH SATURATES 0.2 GRAMS
FIBRE 0.9 GRAMS
SODIUM 0.06 GRAMS SALT 0.2 GRAMS
ryvita thins also come in cracked black pepper flavour.
MY OVERALL OPINION
I think on the market at the moment it would be hard to beat this snack in this category.my opinion is that they will attract a lot of attention and sell very well. For this product i will give full marks 5/5.
PANTENE PRO-V RESTORATIVE SHAMPOO
This shampoo is called Pantene and is a fairly new shampoo that restores and helps restore damaged hair to a sheen and silky feel.
This product comes in a cream 250ml container, with a top lid that closes and secures the shampoo.
SMELL AND TEXTURE
I would say this shampoo smells of peaches.The colour of this is blue when squeezed out and when applied to my hair as if by magic the shampoo turns white. When massaged through my hair the feel is very silky, but you need a generous amount for a good lather.
Wow i can get a comb through my hair, my comb slips through my hair and any dead ends are no more. My hair feels silky and in good condition.
My hair as been coloured and goes very dry when using a basic shampoo,
so i tried this one.
The main ingredients consist of amonium and sodiums, with other ingredients such as glycol distearate, citric acid, ,cetyl alcohol and parfum.
A good quality shampoo with a nice smell and does the job very well although ive noticed the sheen wears off after a day or two, but the hair still feels silky for days after, so i will give this shampoo a 4/5 for quality.
SONY ERICSSON T290i
I bought this phone on the 10th April 2006 for £38.32 from the local co - op store.This phone is a pay as you talk phone and the network is vodaphone. This phone is ideal for sending text messages, to download games, wallpaper and sounds and has integrated loudspeaker for handsfree. With this phone you can receive photos through mms, but can not send photos unfortunately.This phone also has a clock and alarms, games and web services.
When you buy this phone you also get a £5 top up for free and a free sim card. Also you get a charger with the phone, after that if you top up with £5 in the week then you will also enjoy free weekend calls and texts for free.
my phone is black, with silver buttons and a silver frame and comes packed in a red cardboard box and is a touch little phone it has.been dropped on numerous occasions, but is still going strong.Its not to slim of a phone but not to chunky either and still fits in a handbag.
I have had no problems with this phone and it is over 4 years old, i would definately buy another one of these makes in the future when this one eventually packs in. A good quality phone at an excellent cheap price.
DISPOSABLE BARBEQUE [BAR-BE-QUICK]
Well here we are, Englands playing and what a good excuse for a barbeque. Well thats my excuse and of course the sun is shining.I bought these disposable barbeques last month at Asdas, i got 3 for 5 pound unbelievable. My friend came round to help me with the cooking and preparing in the house first, then we just brown the meat off on the barbeque. I do enjoy cooking the veg like peppers, tomotoes and mushrooms from raw though, you cant go far wrong with them.
Making sure the meat is cooked properly is very inportant, as this is an easy way to get food poisoning.
This barbeque is easily lit with just a match and heats up fairly quick, the barbeque comes packed in plastic and a cardboard tray, remove these and your left with the metal tray to cook on with the charcoal inside.Always make sure so as not to discolour or burn anything that you put it on a heat resistant surface,such as bricks.
A very good barbeque, that browns food very well and cooks through vegetables nicely, ideal for picnics, to take to a friends or to use on your back garden. Once lit after about 20 minutes, the smoke does get a bit thick so make sure its lit well away from open windows or doors and dont forget to take your washing in. Produces a lot of warm heat in the evening and keeps you warm. This barbeque is supposed to last for an hour and half, but we kept it going for more like two and a half hours. I really got a lot of enjoyement out of this barbeque and at such a cheap price, i have two more left enough for another two barbeques, which im sure i will get round to using very soon.
A really good appliance to have around any home, good for industrial cleaning as well. This vacuum is black and red in colour, with a smiley face of Henry on the front and has wheels. I bought this hoover for £99 out of my catalogue. Henry comes with a free bag to put your bits and pieces in, such as dustbags, that also came free with the hoover.
The cable re winds into the hoover so no wires everywhere and has a high power option switch, hi light and start button.
This henry is a numatic vacuum cleaner and the dust bags that are supplied are a new high efficiency design, that improves filtaration efficiency, cleanliness and the operational capacity.
As for the brushes, that have an excellent suction, also has a floor nossle attached to also and is a low energy system, included is 4 different cleaning attachments also.
The size of the hoover is 340 x 340 x 370mm
A gem of a hoover that does all the jobs needed around the floor and carpets, is easy to carry around and is ideal to clean the stairs with and if you run out of dust bags, you can still hoover up untill you buy some more.[ Allthough better to have the bags ].This is a long life hoover that will last years and is well worth the price you pay for it. An excellent tidy all round performer.
HEATH AND HEATHER RASPBERRY LEAF TEA
This is a fruit and herbal tea, that is caffeine free and is good for your wellbeing. These healthy herbal infusions come in a handy little box of 20 teabags and open lengthways They cost approx 99p for twenty. The box is white in colour with a picture of raspberries and leaves on the front. Only the finest natural ingredients are put into these tea bags, they are quite small and slim in shape and come with a long thread so your tea bags dont get lost in the water. The best way to drink this tea is to leave in boiling water for several minutes to get the full flavour.
SMELL AND TASTE
I must say these tea bags havent much of a smell at all and i have tasted nicer teas, the taste is a bit sharp and the smell is a bit dull.
This product doesnt contain salt or sugar and only a very small amount of fat almost just a trace.
Raspberry Leaves 48%
hibiscus, Blackberry Leaves and Natural Raspberry Flavourings 6%
Also includes Apple Pomace, Tartric Acid Rosehips and Raspberries 1%
These are based on per 100ml infusion, boiled in 200ml of water
carbohydrates 1.0 grams
Protein 0.1 grams
Fats 0.1 gram
I wouldnt say these were the best tasting tea bags around, i have tasted much better, they are id say an average tasting tea.
ASDA SWEETCORN [smart price tin]
This tin of sweetcorn was bought from an Asda superstore , the contents weighing 325 grams. The packaging is green, yellow and white and contains sweetcorn and water and is low in fat and contains only a trace of salt. I find it to be of an average quality a bit bland and a bit chewy and nutty sort of texture.
This sweetcorn is suitable for vegetarians also and is full of protein 7-8 grams per tin.
carbohydrates per 100 grams = 15.5 grams of which sugars = 3.9 grams
fat per 100 grams =1.1 grams of which saturates = 0.3 grams
On the whole this is a healthy tin of vegetables.
Can be warmed uo on the hob or in the microwave and will heat up very quickly, but the liquid in the tin goes a bit mushy and slimey in appearance.,but the corn is still the same in texture and taste.
TASTE AND SMELL
When i opened the tin which is quite easy to open, it was full of corn,the taste was not like it had been if it was on the cob ,tasted the corn and it was of an average quality couldnt tell if it was out of an expensive tin or a cheap one. The smell was just the same as any other brands of corn, no different. i decided to cook in the microwave only takes a minute or so. I had my lunch jacket potato, coleslaw and corn, reasonably tasty but wasnt of a high standard , allthough this item is good for you as it is included in your one a day of fruit and veg.
Not a top quality corn, but edible. For quality id give it a score of 3/5, because the taste was a bit bland and the juice puts you off a bit.
ASDA GOOD FOR YOU CHICKEN PIRI PIRI
This item of food is one of Asdas healthier options, it is a green label item, that comes in a mustard and grey box. Inside the box is a white tray with two compartments, one with rice and the other with the chicken and sauce covered with a clear wrapping.
This meal contains no artificial colours or flavours and no hydronated fats. Calorie wise it contains 406 calories per 400grm pack and has no hidden nasties.
Also is filled with red peppers and onions,purees,coriander, garam masala,spices, sugar and salt. This pack has no preservatives, just best ingredients.
TASTE AND SMELL
Whilst the food was warmig up in the microwave [ or can cook in the oven], the aroma was telling me it was a delicious healthy curry cooking and thats exactly what it is. It is full of of nice spicey tomotoes and peppers and was just right .An average amount of chicken and rice for one, but would have been better in my opinion, with an extra dish such as salad, chips or chappatis. A bit boring on its own id say.
Anice healthy meal for one, but would definately be better with a side dish.
Lemon and ginger infusions
TASTE AND SMELL
what a refreshing cup of herbal tea this one is and the lovely aroma of ginger and lemon, you can smell this one through the box even before you take out your tea bag. The smell is moreish.
This is a herbal tea that is best served black, with maybe a slice of lemon and best left to infuse for about 5 minutes, even though that is not neccessary as the flavour is there immediately the water goes over the tea bag.
PACKAGING AND PRICE
These tea bags come in a mustardy coloured packaging that has a picture of lemon and ginger on the front and is sold at aldi. The cost is exceptionally reasonable at 99p for 40 tea bags a real bargain. They also sell a berry flavoured tea in this range also.
Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free and are a perfect compliment to a healthy lifestyle and are caffeine free, so if you enjoy caffeine they these little fellas arent for you. These tea bags are of a finest tea and made by skilled blenders. They also count towards your fluid intake for the day.
These diplomat teas are full of natural ingredients:-
Dried Lemon Peel 25%
Dried Linden Flwers
Dried Blackberry Leaves
MY OVERALL OPINION
These tea bags are made to a very high quality, the price is right and the taste and smell is gorgeous.
ORLANDO A PLACE OF DREAMS
Its over 15 years ago since i visited Orlando in America, but i always remember it so well, nobody can really imagine what its like till they have visited, but it is definately a holiday of a life time that you will always remember.
Hire a car through a fly drive it will be cheaper than paying for a car when you get there, the place is vast and there is so much you will want to see and do.
Take money for tips, you have tolls along the highway to pay, a kind of tax every few miles and they expect a tip in all restaurants of £3 approx.
Dont go topless in the hotel pool areas, the americans dont like this or allow it.
When i arrived in Orlando, i found the range of food restaurants were extensive and that a lot of the restaurants have free buffets as well, people who wait on in some of the restaurants are quite extrovert and dress up in all sorts of different clothes.
I visited a couple of shopping malls for clothes, they are huge and you can pick up some beautiful clothes and shoes very cheap priced, you will more than definately have to drive to find these places though, but whilst doing this you can also visit miami beach and florida keys, with lots of attractions and parks along the highways.
Of course you couldnt visit Orlando without going to Disney World and Universal Studios, the car parks are the size of a football pitch and it takes a full day to walk around these theme parks. Make sure you cover up and wear a very high factor of sun cream, or you will end up with a prickly heat rash.
Local Matalan Store
I first started shopping at Matalan because it was open on a sunday and was a ten minute drive away and a local bus route, also it was near asdas where i do some of my shopping.
The store has a selection of kitchen ware and bits and bobs and a good range of clothes, allthough you need to try quite a few things on before you find the right fit. The clothes are not of exceptional quality and wear out pretty quickly, but are reasonably priced.
Staff tend to leave you to it, but if you need help there is always someone available to advise you. The store is clean and items you need are easy to find, allthough there can be queues at the checkouts, they tend to go down quickly because there are a few cashiers. There is somewhat frequent, further discounts also when you get to the checkout on your items you have purchased, so you end up leaving the store with a big smile on your face. You will need to become a member to shop at Matalan and the staff still let you shop if you forget your members card.
THE BRITISH HOLIDAY CASTLE
The norbreck castle hotel is in Cleveland Blackpool situated on the front of the promenade. THE Norbreck Castle is as it says a castle to look at from the outside. This is a popular hotel for families and has lots of entertainment venues and plenty for the children to do also. There are lots of treatment rooms also. i had an eye lash tint done for an incrediabls £6 with perfect results. The Norbreck Hotel has swimming, saunas, steam bath all free in with the price of your accomodation. The gym is a ridiculously low price as well £2 for an hour.
In the price is a buffet breakfast which is like something from America its big , there is so much to choose from and you could easily have a 5 course breakfast if you could eat it all with no eyes raised. The sea air does give you an appetite. I wasnt so keen on the set evening meal though so ate out at nearby cafes and takeaways and shopped at the local supermarket.
Evening is a good time to watch the shows they put on. I have visited here twice now, each morn is nice to wake up to the beach and the sea air and also a free morning paper from reception.
The staff are very sociable and make sure your stay is enjoyable and all this if you book on the internet costs only £25 approx per person per night. unbelievable
CHOCOLATE INDULGE YOURSELF
I love chocolate, dont you i bet you do. THIS IS CADBURYS DAIRY MILK CHOCOLATE Its been around for over 35 years,snce i was a child, then they started to add nuts and fruit and nuts.
The fruit and nut bar i am indulging in at the moment, is filled with soft creamy chocolate and has fruit and nuts in every bite. I like sucking the chocolate away from the fruit and nuts.
Allthough the sugar content is very high, the sodium content is quite low and the fat is half the sugar content.
Of course i would not recommend yo eat more than a few squares at a time 3 squares = 85 calories in a 140 gram bar of this size chocolate bar.
If you have allergies to nuts, milk, wheat or soya this product is not for you. always rememberthe sugar content is high as well, but it contains 12 grams of protein. This chocolate is made from fresh milk that is why it is so creamy.
wow the fizz
all those bubbles that go up your nose right from fizzy drinks, but diet coke has to be the best for the fizz and its partner coke this product as been on the market for a few years now but i used to drink coke as a child. The ingredients have changes quiet a lot since 35 years ago and even before that.
Coke used to contain levels of ingredients that made people high, but over the years that has been changed significantly.
I know that diet coke is a thirst quencher without the added sugar but enough to keep you going.
The shape of the bottles remind me of a rocket, inside is a nice brown, fizzy, velvety, thirst quenching drink. cokes packaging is very distinctive and has hardly changed over the years neither has the taste changed. Coke or coca cola as it used to be called is id say the most popular fizzy drink on the market, it is and will be very hard to beat as a favourite.
Diet coke is loved by all ages and for all occasions, it can be used as a mixer with other drinks such as alcohol. It is nice and refreshing to take on a picnic , or to the sports centre,
A coke tin or bottle is light enough to carry around in your handbag.