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      04.04.2013 21:43
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      Great lip balms

      I'm a bit of a lip balm addict, so I do own a bit of a ridiculous number of them. Part of the reason I have so many lip balms and haven't used them all up is that I always go back to a few favourites, of which this is one! When I was younger these lip balms were very popular with my friends and I, as they come in so many flavours and are only £2.00 each, and they can make great small gifts or even stocking stuffers around Christmas time.

      The packaging:
      These lip balms come in small round screw top plastic tubs, with 10ml of product in each. They're pretty sturdy and practical for throwing in the bottom school bags, hand bags or just sitting on a desk as mine have been, and the screw top means that unlike some vaseline like pots the tops never come off in your bag.

      The product:
      The balms are generally quite brightly coloured, heavily scented and flavoured. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find another of my favourite flavour recently (mango peach), but they still have plenty of very appealing flavours to choose from. The balm has a thick gel kind of consistency and spreads well over your lips doing a good job of moisturising them without making them feel at all sticky.

      Where to buy:
      These lip balms are available from Body Shop Stores or their website.

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      04.04.2013 21:16

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      A great girly hand cream

      I got my 125ml tube in a discounted set from boots in the post-Christmas sale but this normally retails for £5.00, which to me is neither cheap nor expensive for a good hand cream.

      The Packaging:
      Like most Soap & Glory products this comes in bright pink packaging with a bit of a vintage feel to the labelling. Not only is the packaging quite girly and cheerful but it's also pretty sturdy and practical as it comes in the standard hand cream format of squeeze tube with a flip cap, but unlike some hand creams I've tried the flip cap doesn't come open too easily, which if you're like me and often carry it in your bag , is very useful as you don't have to worry too much about it opening and flooding your bag!

      The Product:
      Not only does this hand cream look nice, it also does its job very well and it sinks in quickly too and you aren't left with any greasy residue. The hand cream has the classic sweet but somehow fresh Soap & Glory scent and is quite strong, you can smell it clearly for a good while after putting it on.

      Overall:
      A very good hand cream well worth the price, but if you're wearing perfume on your wrists it can clash/ overpower it, so I sometimes prefer a slightly subtler smelling hand cream.

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      04.04.2013 20:06

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      A decent but not great film

      I'm a fan of Robert Carlyle's work and so when I saw this for under £3 including postage from Amazon I thought I would give it a go as something to watch while I was home with my Mum over the Easter weekend. For the price I wasn't really disappointed.

      The acting in this is overall very good, with some very poignant moments, but doesn't manage to make up for the sometimes stilted plot. I felt that there were too many plots woven together without sufficient time given to each to give them much impact, this was, for me ,most noticeable in the relationship between Frank and Meredith as its development felt a bit jumpy. The ending also didn't seem to resolve the plot that well for me.

      Overall the film was alright and neither my Mum or I were bored while watching it but I don't think it will be a DVD I watch again and again, I certainly wouldn't say it's worth paying more for it than I did.

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      04.04.2013 19:27

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      A good deodorant

      I've used this deodorant for years, in both this roll on form and the spray form. For everyday use I like to use roll on as although a part of me thinks that the spray is more effective, I don't like the idea of breathing in half the cloud of deodorant you spray with those things every day, and unless I'm going to be doing a lot of intense exercise it doesn't make any difference to me.

      I really like this product, as for me it does exactly what an Anti-perspirant /Deodorant should and is very long lasting . It's also very gentle, probably due to the 1/4 moisturiser it claims to contain, and is excellent (particularly if you shave your underarms) . I also like that this smells very similar to the basic dove soap it seems simple and clean which I prefer to heavily perfumed deodorants.

      This is generally priced at around £1.50-2 for a 50ml bottle, but can often be found on special offer somewhere, so I generally stock up if I see it for a particularly good price. Its very easy to get hold of as it can be found in almost all chemists, big supermarkets etc. .

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      04.04.2013 19:00
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      A lovely cordial, well worth the extra pennies

      I bought this as I wanted something that felt a little more special than my normal orange squash to have with dinner, so I added this to my online Asda order and I wasn't disappointed !

      Price:
      I got this for £2.89, which although a little more expensive than your average squash , doesn't break the bank as far as having something as a small treat every now and then.

      Packaging:
      This comes in a glass bottle which, although not the most practical, does look nice with the word Belvoir raised on it, and the high quality of the packaging helps to justify the price of this item. The label has all of the information you would expect, ingredients, storage information, company blurb etc.

      Ingredients:
      There are only a five ingredients in this and as the label says, there's nothing artificial which seems very good. However the first ingredient is sugar, which I assume is probably refined white sugar, and as I try to avoid a lot of refined sugars that does worry me a little, but as personally I dilute this quite a lot (more than the suggested 1:10 ratio) it's not too bad.

      Taste:
      And finally the really important bit ! After initially making this up as the bottle suggested I've found that I prefer this a little weaker, it has quite a delicate but really refreshing flavour as you'd expect given that the flavour is coming from flowers and lemons! Despite the amount of sugar the cordial also doesn't taste overly sweet.

      I'll definitely be buying this again, I imagine it would be really nice with sparkling water over ice in the summer.

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