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      23.04.2014 12:02
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      Yummy bunny!


      Well another Easter has passed and yet again I have eaten far too much chocolate including far too many of the yummy Malteser chocolate bunnies. These little chocolate shaped bunnies only make an appearance around the Easter period so I thought I would review them now while the odd reduced ones are still around.

      Based on Maltesers the bunnies are made from milk chocolate filled with a creamy filling and small malty balls. These bunnies can be purchased from most supermarkets and convenience stores normally from New Year up to Easter. Each bunny weighs 29g and was priced around 60p each.

      The malteser bunnies are packaged in individual red foil wrappers which has a picture of one of the chocolate bunnies on the front. On the back of the wrapper you can find all the details product information including ingredients listings, nutritional information and a cute little slogan that reads ?no actual Maltesers were hurt during the making of this bunny?.

      As far as the taste is concerned I find these bunnies really delicious and very moreish indeed. The milk chocolate is thick and tastes smooth and creamy and the filling inside has a lovely contrast in textures from the soft filing and crunchy malty balls. All together the flavours and textures work perfectly and it is like eating a giant luxury malteser. The only negative is that these are only around for Easter, but if you head to the supermarket now you may be able to find some reduced to allow you to stock up until they are back next year.

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    • Cadbury Double Decker / Chocolate / 51 Readings / 50 Ratings
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      08.03.2014 10:51
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      Another fab chocolate bar from Cadburys.

      As you will all know from my previous referrals I do have a bit of sweet tooth and love the odd chocolate bar. A bar that I have recently become a little addicted too after not eating them for a few years is the Cadburys Double Decker bar.

      I purchased a multi-pack containing 4 of the 54.5g Cadbury's Double Decker bars recently from Asda for the special offer price of just £1.00. I thought this was excellent value as they sell for around 60p each individually and are quite a substantial bar.

      The Double Decker is described on the wrapper as 'Cadbury milk chocolate with a soft, chewy nougat top and crunchy cereal bottom'. The wrapper quite distinctive as it is purple and bright orange in colour, it details all the product information including ingredients listings, allergy advice and nutritional information. It also states that the bar is suitable for vegetarians.

      This chocolate bar does have one downside and that is the calories. Each 54.5g bar contains 250 calories and 9.9g of fat.

      The Double Decker itself is rectangular in shape and appears from the outside to look like a solid bar of chocolate until you bite into it. The top of the bar consists of a thick layer of soft, slightly chewy nougat with a contrasting texture at the bottom with crispy cereal balls encased in smooth, creamy milk chocolate. I really do love the texture contrasts and the taste of Double Decker, they certainly satisfy my chocolate cravings and are also quite filling.

      Overall I love these chocolate bars they are a little different from the norm, taste great and are great value if purchased on special offer. The only downside is the calorie content but as they say, everything in moderation!

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        07.03.2014 11:15
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        A great pair of winter tights.

        I wear tights frequently especially in winter and prefer to wear thick black ones as they are warmer and hide my very pale legs. I was recently in need of some new tights so decided to have a look in Asda as there George range of clothing is normally reasonably priced and I do not like to pay the earth for a pair of tights.
        I ended up purchasing a pair of the George Black 300 denier opaque tights for £4.00. I thought this was reasonable value as they are washable and with being so thick should not snag or ladder easily.

        These tights come packaged in a simple cardboard sleeve which displays the necessary information about the tights on the back including that they comprise of 96% nylon and 4% elastane and have a size guide which states that the tights are available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. I opted for the Medium size as although my height and waist size matched the Small sizing on the back of the wrapper I find that tights always seem to be smaller than they state and can fall down and be uncomfortable if not big enough.

        The tights are opaque and are thick enough to hide my milk bottle legs which really shouldn't be exposed to the public. They are smooth to the touch and have a matt finish which I prefer for everyday wear. Putting on these tights is quite easy and as they are so thick my long nails if caught do not snag or ladder them. The waistband is quite wide but I like this as I like to pull my tights up over my tummy so they feel comfortable and secure, it also helps my stomach look a little flatter too which is always a good thing. Also with these tights being so thick they are lovely and warm and even on cold days my legs have not felt at all cold.

        Although it states to only wash these tights by hand I have put mine in the washing machine on a 30 degree wash and have had no problems at all with them. My tights have now been washed several times and are still looking good with no ladders or holes.

        Overall I have been really impressed with these tights, they fit well, have washed well and have not yet laddered or had any holes appear. They are also warm and comfortable to wear and are great value. I would certainly purchase again and recommend.

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      • Nestle Smarties / Chocolate / 52 Readings / 51 Ratings
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        05.03.2014 17:24
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        Yummy sugar coated chocolate pieces.

        Smarties are something that I had not eaten since I was a child but I recently made a birthday cake which was topped with all different chocolates including Smarties and I just happened to have a leftover tube.

        I purchased the Nestle Smarties from my local Tesco express store where they were priced at 59p per tube or 3 tubes for £1.20.

        Now the packaging is something that has changed a lot since I was a child, the tube used to be a cylinder shape, made of quite ridged card and had a coloured plastic lid which used to have a different letter printed on the inside so you could try and collect the whole alphabet. Now the tube is made of a thinner card is a hexagon shape and the lid is hinged piece of card board attached to the tube. It states on the tube that the smarties contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, it also details ingredients listings and nutritional information.

        The Smarties themselves are sugar coated chocolate pieces. The sugar coating is in different colours (red, yellow, pink, green, purple, brown, orange and blue). In 2006 blue Smarties were removed and replaced by white ones due to Nestle wanting to use all natural colouring and being unable to find a natural blue dye. But in 2008 they were reintroduced but the colour is much paler than the previous blue Smarties, in fact looking at old pictures comparing old and new Smarties most of the colours are now more pale than they used to be.

        All of the Smarties although coloured differently on the outside contain the same milk chocolate centre with the exception of the orange one which contains orange oil to make it orange flavoured. Although I had not eaten Smarties for some years I did really enjoy them as they have a great contrast in texture with the crisp outer sugar shell and the smooth creamy chocolate centre and the occasional orange taste. I also like that you can just eat a few of the Smarties at a time then replace the lid keeping the rest secure in the tube until you want some more. I can certainly see why I loved these as a child as the colours make them look really fun and they looked fab on the recent birthday cake that I made.

        Overall I think Smarties are great for both children and adults alike as a treat and I will certainly not be overlooking them for so long next time.

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        • New Year's Resolutions / Discussion / 26 Readings / 26 Ratings
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          05.03.2014 12:14
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          New Years resolutions.

          I try not to really make many new years resolutions as I don't like looking back and seeing what I aimed to achieve but didn't at the end of the year. But this year I decided that I would make some but try and make them more realistic and achievable so here they are:

          Savings - Over the past few years I have been really bad and not saved anything at all which is not how I used to be so I aim to save something every month this year including my dooyoo pennies.

          Health / Weight - I am lucky that I have always remained fairly slim but last year I faced my 30th Birthday and was so determined to wear a size 8 dress that I purchased the dress, hung it up in my bedroom and lost 10lb to get into it. Although I have kept this 10lb off for 9 months I would love to loose another half a stone to be the same weight for my 31st this year as I was for my 21st. Also to increase the amount of exercise I do by starting to run and joining the gym again to improve my fitness levels.

          Holiday - Having not been on holiday since my honeymoon two years ago I feel very overdue one so no matter where I go or when I aim to have a holiday this year.

          Home Improvements - I have lived in my apartment for almost 9 years now and although I only rent I am determined to decorate and purchase some new bits of soft furnishings to give it a little makeover and refreshment this year.

          Family - Although I try my best to spend as much time with my family as possible it is always a little difficult with work especially as I work full and part time. But my dad has just turned 60 and has health problems and my gran recently passed away leaving me now with only one grandparent so I intend to try even harder to spend as much time with them as possible this year.

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            04.03.2014 12:45
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            Little peices of yummyness!

            I do enjoy the odd bit of chocolate and will admit that I am a bit of a Cadburys fan. One of the more recent additions to the Cadbury's range is there Chocos which are simple pieces of Cadburys milk chocolate packaged in a roll.

            I purchased my chocos from my local Tesco express store where they were priced at 62p per 46g roll or 3 rolls for £1.20. I have yet to see these available in a multi-pack.

            The chocos are stacked on top of each other to form a roll shape and wrapped in a gold paper wrapper which is then help together by a purple paper sleeve. On the sleeve you can find all the detailed product information including ingredients listings, nutritional information and allergy advice. It also states that these chocos are suitable for vegetarians.

            As stated previously these chocolates are simply pieces of Cadburys dairy milk chocolate. They are actually shaped like rolo's but are just slightly smaller and have the Cadbury's swirly 'C' imprinted on the top of each one. As I really like dairy milk I therefore love the taste of these chocos as they are creamy, sweet and delicious and are just perfect for eating on the go as unlike the bars of dairy milk you do not need to break these pieces off.

            Overall I love these little chocolate pieces and it is probably a good thing that they do not come in bigger packs as I don't think I would be able to stop eating them. They are extremely moorish and perfect for that chocolate fix on go.

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              01.03.2014 02:29
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              A fantastic night cream.

              Last year for Christmas I received a Boots No7 skin care set which contained the range of protect and perfect serums and creams. One of the creams which was in the set was the protect and perfect night cream.
               
              This cream currently sells for £23.00 for a 50ml pot and is exclusive to Boots to purchase in store or online. As my cream came in a gift set it was packaged in a tube instead of a pot and contained 25ml. This cream is very expensive but it is always worth looking for offers such as 3for2 or the £5 No7 vouchers which are often given out in store.
               
              When the protect and perfect range of skincare was introduced by Boots it caused quite a stir as people claimed to have seen dramatic results with the reduction of lines and wrinkles. This night cream states that it 'protects young skin to delay first signs of aging, boost radiance and visibly reduce lines'. It also contains a pro-retinol complex to help boost the skins elasticity and is hypo-allergenic. To me it sounded just perfect as I have now reached my 30s and am slowly starting to see my skin change with the first few fine lines appearing.
               
              It states to use this cream at night after cleansing and for better results to use the protect and perfect serum before the cream. I luckily did receive a tube of the serum in my gift set too so was able to follow this routine as I wanted to see if I really did notice a difference after all of the hype.
               
              The cream itself is white in colour and has a lovely light, fresh fragrance, it is really easy to dispense from the tube and personally I think this is a much better way of packaging the cream than in a pot as it is more hygienic. The cream was really easy to apply onto my skin and a little does go a long way. After applying I loved the way my skin feels as it is instantly absorbed leaving my skin feeling soft and smooth and the cream does not feel in anyway sticky or gloopy as I find some night creams can. Since using the cream my skin looks more radiant and feels smoother to touch, the dry patches that I am prone to around my nose also seem to have improved and I think the slight fine lines around my eyes have become less noticeable.

              Overall I have been really impressed with this night cream, it is a little on the expensive side but my tube has lasted over a month so far and I think results are worth the extra cost.

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              • Heinz Ketchup / Condiments / 33 Readings / 33 Ratings
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                28.02.2014 11:35
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                The best ketchup!

                I hardly ever had tomato ketchup until I met my husband as my parents didn't like it so didn't buy it at all. My husband on the other hand had an obsession with it and insisted when we moved in together that we always had a bottle in the fridge and that it had to be Heinz. Since then I have purchased several other brands of ketchup in the hope of saving money and although some are pretty good we do both prefer Heinz.

                Heinz have been making tomato ketchup since 1869 and has become a household name. It can be purchased in almost all supermarkets and convenience stores even Marks and Spencer's now sell it. The ketchup is sold in various sized bottles and can vary quite widely in price. I always look out for it being on special offer which it often is in at least one of the larger supermarkets although it will often be the larger bottles which is fine for us as my husband gets through at least one large bottle a month. My last purchase was from Asda where a 700g bottle was priced at just £2.00.

                Each bottle of ketchup whether it be one of the glass or plastic ones details all of the product information on the label including ingredients listings, nutritional information, storage and allergy advice.

                The ketchup is designed as a condiment to complement foods. Personally I only ever eat ketchup with chips or occasionally spread it on cheese on toast but my husband dips his pizza in it and will have it on burgers or fish etc. I have even known some people who actually put ketchup on there Sunday roast dinner!

                As far as the taste is concerned I prefer this ketchup over other brands as it seems much richer. Obviously all ketchups taste of tomato but some can be very runny in consistency or taste quite bland and watery but Heinz ketchup is always thick and rich with quite a concentrated tomato taste. This makes it excellent as a dipping sauce for things like chips as it doesn't drip and tastes lovely.

                Overall although this ketchup is on the expensive side it is worth the extra pennies as the great taste far outweighs the price.

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              • Cool Runnings (DVD) / DVD / 41 Readings / 39 Ratings
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                27.02.2014 11:22
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                A fab easy to watch comedy.

                I love comedies and they are always a favourite in my home as they are easy to watch and make you feel happy. With the winter Olympics recently being on TV my husband suggested that we watched Cool Runnings which is a film I have watched several times and even have recorded on my sky box.

                This film tells the story of Derice (Leon Robinson) who's dreams of following in his fathers footsteps of becoming an Olympic runner are dashed until he comes up with a plan to create the first Jamaican bobsled team. He soon recruits three other runners Yul (Malik Yoba), Sanka (Douglas Bourne) and Junior (Rawle D. Lewis) to make up the team and eventually convinces Irv (John Candy) to become there coach.

                And so the story continues with some very witty scenes of the newly created bobsled team using a makeshift bobsled and practicing starts and runs on dirt tracks in Jamaica as well as trying to find interesting ways to make enough money to allow them to enter a team. Eventually they acquire the money and the team make it to the Olympics in Calgary and although they are seen as a laughing stock to other teams/countries and go through a period of being disqualified and have to use a old training bobsled which they name 'Cool Runnings' they do actually make the finals and gain quite a following of supporters.

                The characters in this film are all very likable and become more like a family, Derice playing the sensible one, Junior the shy, quiet one, Yul with a chip on his shoulder and Sanka the joker, and John Candy once he has been won round to become the coach becomes his usual supportive, father like figure to the team. I think this is a film that you become easily absorbed into and connect with all the characters to support them in there plight of becoming Olympic winners and hero's in there home country to put Jamaica on the map.

                This film was made way back in 1993 and was based on the true story of the first Jamaican bobsled team. It was written by Lynn Siefert, Tommy Swerdlow and Michael Goldberg and directed by Jon Turteltaub. The film has a PG rating which I think is perfect for this film as it has no bad language and apart from a small scene of a scuffle in a bar I think it makes a suitable family film for slightly older children as the comedy is quite light hearted and easy to understand.

                As this film as been out for sometime it is able to be purchased on DVD for quite a reasonable price for around £3.00 new on Amazon.

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                • Spaying / Discussion / 33 Readings / 32 Ratings
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                  A must in my opinion for any female cat owner.

                  Last year I got my first cat at the age of just 8 weeks old she was just a tiny bundle of fluff who's priorities were eat, sleep and play. I was eager to ensure that I gave my kitten the best start and soon registered her with a kitten plan at a local vets. On the first appointment Tinkerbell had her first sets of jabs, worming tablet and general check up, this is when the vet mentioned if I had though about having her spayed and that this normally takes place when a cat is 5/6 months old. At the time I had not really considered it with Tink going to be an indoor cat but after the vet explained why it could still be beneficial I decided this was the best option for Tink and for her to have it done as soon as she was old enough.

                  Tink took quite a while to grow but eventually was big enough to be spayed at 6 months old so the appointment was made and the £65 fee paid. I did feel a little guilty as my poor kitten had no idea what she was about to endure but for me the pros of the surgery far outweighed the cons. Not only does having a female cat spayed stop any unwanted litters but it also prevents cancer of the ovaries and uterus and stops a cat becoming upset and distressed during frequent seasons. As Tink was an indoor cat I didn't like the idea of her yowling and constantly being distressed during seasons or to develop serious and costly illnesses when she is older.

                  On the day of the planned surgery the veterinary nurse explained a little about the procedure to me and told me what to expect after and how to look after Tink to ensure that she didn't experience any complications during her recovery. I reluctantly left my little kitten and within a matter of a few hours later I received a call to say that the surgery had gone well and that she was ready to be collected.

                  Tink had a small cut to her abdomen about 2 inches long which was stitched internally preventing the need to remove stitches from a wriggly cat at a later date. But I think what was distressing Tink more was the little Pink plastic cone she had to wear around her neck to prevent her from irritating the womb and trying to remove the stitches. I was given some liquid pain reliving medicine and some special chicken and rice flavoured wet food to give to her for the first few days of recovery as I was told that the anaesthetic can upset there tummies. I had already been told to try and keep Tink to one room at a time during the first week or so of recovery and to prevent her from jumping as much as possible to ensure that the stitches do not rupture which can cause a hernia which would require further surgery.

                  As Tink was already an indoor cat and I live in an apartment I didn't have to worry about stairs which I was told was a defiantly no no. I have quite a big hall way so made this into Tink's recovery room with litter tray, food and water bowels, bed and a couple of soft fluffy blankets for extra comfort and with nothing for her to jump on/off. She spend her first night doing nothing much but sleeping and ate the chicken and rice food like she had never been fed and seemed to be recovering well apart from being a little disgruntled about not being allowed to race around all of the rooms. It was only on the third day after surgery that I noticed the area around her scar had swelling up to resemble a lump the size of an egg so it was back to the vets for a check up. Luckily the swelling was not a hernia and just healing swelling and after a few days it started to go down and two weeks after surgery much to Tink's delight the 'cone of shame' came off!

                  As much as it was a little inconvenient to keep Tink confined and was hard to put her though surgery I feel it was for the best in the long run. I don't think it is fair for her to suffer distress whenever she has a season which can be very frequent for cats, or health problems in the future and if I do ever move into a house and decide to let her out I would not want kittens to find homes for when there are enough kittens and cats in re-homing centres without me adding to the population. I don't think Tink was too distressed by her ordeal and she certainly hasn't calmed down at all and is still a mischievous, lively cat with lots of character. Therefore I would recommend getting your cat spayed as the benefits are certainly worth it.

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                  • Whiskas Complete Kitten / Cat Food / 27 Readings / 26 Ratings
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                    25.02.2014 22:26
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                    A great complete or partial kitten food.

                    For my 30th birthday my husband brought me a kitten after I had gone on about having a pet for years. As Tink was somewhat of a surprise I quickly had to get her some supplies including food. Not knowing much about having a kitten or what to feed them I opted for a box of the Whiskas complete dried kitten food in the Chicken flavour as it was one brand that I had heard of and she has been eating it ever since.

                    This dried kitten food can be purchased from most large supermarkets and can often be found on special offer at £1.00 per 375g box. If you have more than one kitten or feed your kitten solely this then you can purchase larger 2kg bags for around £4 which works out better value for money.

                    Although this a complete food and it states that it contains all of the proteins, minerals, vitamins and calcium your kitten needs my kitten has it mixed with meat to provide some variety and to keep her delicate tummy settled as I have found that if I feed her only this or any other biscuit she does get a upset tummy. One thing that also attracted me to this food is that it states it contains no artificial flavours or colours either.

                    The food is made up from different shaped/colour biscuits and also contains nuggets with a creamy milk filling to give a variety of texture. On the back of the box you can find a detailed guide of how much of this food you need to feed your kitten depending upon age and whether your kitten has a completely dried food diet or mixture of both wet and dry which I have found really helpful having never owned a kitten before.

                    I feed my kitten around 20g of this food a day mixed in with wet food meat pouches. My kitten is always very eager for feeding time and the food quickly disappears so I'm guessing this means she approves. I have on occasions fed Tink this food on its own when I have ran out of pouches or have used it as little treats and again she has always eaten it without any problems. My kitten is now 10 months old and is according to the vet a healthy size and weight she is also very active and has a glossy coat and bright eyes, so for me this makes me continue to purchase it as my kitten seems to enjoy it and is happy and healthy.

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                      25.02.2014 18:34
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                      Ok for budget sweets.

                      I work close to a large Asda store and will often do some shopping there on my lunch break. A few days ago I really wanted some sweet and decided that the actual sweet I was craving was midget gems. I scoured the shelves and the only midget gems I could find was the Asda smart price ones. As they were priced at just 27p for a 250g bag I thought it was worth giving them a try.

                      The midget gems come packaged in a simple plastic wrapper which is green and white in colour with a clear window allowing you to see the brightly coloured sweets inside. It states on the front of the packet that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours and also gives a nutritional summary. On the back of the packet you can find more detailed product information including ingredients listings, full nutritional information and storage advice.

                      The midget gems are simply described as 'fruit flavoured gums' although if you look at the ingredients listing they do not contain any fruit juice at all. It states that there are 10 servings in the packet with each 25g serving containing the following nutritional information:

                      I will admit that before I ate the sweets I was a little sceptical about how they would taste. Although they are brightly coloured (red, purple, green, yellow, orange and white) the colours look slightly muted/faded a little like when something has been left in the sun. But I tried not to let this put me off and proceed to eat them and was surprised that they do taste better than they look. Although they do not contain any actual fruit they are quite fruity tasting with each colour tasting differently from the other. My favourite was the white ones which tasted a little like pear but the others were all quite pleasant. The texture of the midget gems was soft and slightly waxy which is different from how I remember other midget gems which tend to be a little on the harder and more chewy side which was a little disappointing as this is one thing I like about other midget gems.

                      Overall these are not the worst tasting sweets I have tried and although I probably would not purchase them again in the future they are a bargain price so anyone who wants some cheap and cheerful sweets then they are certainly worth a try.

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                        A great all round laundry detergent.

                        Although I tend to use branded laundry detergent as I find generally it gives the best results I am not loyal to a particular brand and instead tend to be price driven. Recently my local Superdrug store has had Daz on special offer so this is what I have been using recently.

                        Currently 1000ml bottles of the Daz Biological Laundry Liquid which contains enough for 20 washes is on special offer at just £1.99 in my local Superdrug store. This works out at just under 10p per wash so is certainly excellent value for money.

                        The laundry detergent comes packaged in a bright red plastic bottle with a silver screw top cap which also acts as the measuring device for the detergent. The bottle has a plastic wrap around label which details all the necessary information about the detergent including ingredients listings, directions for use and warnings due to the detergent containing chemicals.

                        Daz claims to have brilliant whiteness and although I have used it on white washing it is also suitable for use on colours too. The directions for use are really easy to follow as there are diagrams on the back of the bottle. One cap full of detergent equals enough for one load of washing but depending if you live in a soft, medium or hard water area it details how much of the detergent you need to use according to this. I tend to use just the one cap full as the water in my area is fairly soft and this has been doing the job just fine. It also states that the detergent is suitable to use on low temperatures, I tend to wash most clothing on 30 degrees to save a little energy so was pleased to see this.

                        The detergent itself is blue in colour and quite a thick consistency but is easy to dispense from the bottle and then into the washing machine draw without any drips or spills. The liquid has a lovely fresh fragrance but is not too overpowering. I have used this detergent on all of my washing for a few weeks now and have been really happy with the results even when washing clothing on 30 degrees. It removes marks, leaves my washing smelling great even after it has dried and my whites do seem to still be nice and bright. There has been a couple of occasions where I have had a few stubborn stains where food etc has been spilt on clothing and I have simply rubbed a little of the neat detergent onto the stain before washing and it has disappeared in the wash. Also with this being a liquid detergent it does not leave any residue behind even when used at low temperatures which I find can often happen with many of the powder detergents.

                        Overall I have been very impressed with this laundry detergent and will certainly continue to use it especially while it is such a bargain price.

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                          24.02.2014 17:47
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                          Another great value face mask from Avon.

                          As my budget will not stretch to expensive facials and beauty treatments I am always on the look out for products to use at home to keep my skin looking blemish free and healthy. I have combination skin which gets small dry patches, oily in areas and is prone to the odd blemish. I have been a big fan of Avon facemasks for a while as I find that they have good results for a bargain price so when I spotted the Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask which I had not seen before I decided to give it a try.

                          I purchased the Black Mineral Mask from Avon representative but it can also be purchased on the website www.avonshop.co.uk. The mask comes in a 75ml tube and is usually priced at £5 but I only paid £3 as it was on special offer.

                          The mask comes packaged in a Black plastic tube with a clear flip top cap which the mask stands on for easy storage in your bathroom. On the back of the tube you can find all the necessary product information including ingredients listing and directions for use.

                          This face mask claims to leave skin feeling cleansed, refreshed and matte looking and to unblock pores. It contains witch hazel which is known for its cleansing and toning capabilities. It states on the tube to apply the mask to your face and to wait until it turns pale grey before rinsing off.

                          I have used this face mask a couple of times now and have been quite impressed. I will admit the black colour of this mask is a little off putting at first but it is easy to see where you are applying it and it has a nice thick, glossy consistency which helps it to glide onto my skin. You only need to use a small amount to get a good coverage so this makes the mask very good value as after two uses the tube still feels almost full. The fragrance of the mask is quite subtle and fresh smelling which makes it pleasant to use especially as it needs to stay on for around 5-10 minutes. After a few minutes of apply the mask I could feel my skin tightening and looked in the mirror to see that the mask had changed colour to a light grey. I used some warm water to rinse the mask off and was surprised that it took such little effort as it looked almost as though it had been baked onto my skin. After I had patted my face dry with a towel I could feel the results of the mask. It left my face feeling smooth and soft and looking quite fresh. My pores did appear to be reduced in size and I do seem to have had less blemishes in the last couple of weeks since using this mask.

                          Overall I have been very impressed with this facemask it has left my skin feeling great and is certainly excellent value for money especially if purchased on special offer. Highly recommended.

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                            22.02.2014 16:14
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                            A brilliant furniture polish for a bargain price.

                            While shopping in Sainsbury's recently I realised that I was running low on furniture polish so went to look for some. Non of the branded furniture polishes were on offer and quite expensive so I opted for the Sainsbury's own brand natural furniture polish with beeswax.

                            The polish comes in a 300ml can and was priced at just £0.80.

                            The polish is packaged in a slim aerosol can which is predominantly orange in colour and has pull of plastic cap. On the back of the can it details all the product information including directions for use, ingredients and warnings due to the product containing flammable chemicals.

                            The directions for use state to shake the can well before use then to spray from around 15cm directly onto the desired surface or straight onto a cloth and polish immediately. I have found this polish to be very good, it is very easy to distribute as the spray is very fine and even and by using a simple yellow duster my surfaces polish up very well. Even on sticky patches left on my coffee table from the bottom of glasses the polish removes it quickly and easily. I have used the polish on various surfaces around my home with great results as it doesn't require several minutes of rubbing to get rid of smears. It also leaves behind a lovely fresh fragrance which lingers a little making the rooms I use it in smelling lovely and clean.

                            This polish is not recommended for use on unsealed wood, antique or French polished furniture. I am not lucky enough to have this type of expensive furniture but I have not experience any problems with the surfaces I have used it on.

                            Overall I have been very impressed with this polish and would certainly purchase it again as it leaves my surfaces looking clean and shiny with very little effort.

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