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Sloggi bras have been around for a whlie now, advertised as a comfortable, underwired, seamless and sexy t-shirt bra. These bras cost around 15 pounds, give or take and they are of excellent quality so I would say that they are worth the money.
I have a few and they are all extremely comfortable and fit perfectly. The straps don't go as short as I'd like, though, which is kind of annoying.
Also, the straps are kind of thin so anybody with breasts bigger than a C cup may find there is not enough support in this bra.
The seamless qualities advertised are --- okay, these bras don't jut out or anything but if you're wearing a tight lycra tee they are blatantly there.
I love the material that this bra is made out of, and I like the wide array of colours. This bra is attractive, and it comes in other styles, like 3-way and racerback.
Overall, I think this bra is comfortable, versatile and attractive. However, it is not outstanding and doesn't do anything special like push up, or have a fancy design.
Widely available- found mine in boots but there are loads of places you can find this- superdrug and sainsbury to name a few... It usually costs 11.95 pounds, but if you get it on a discount or ebay or something you'd probably be able to get it for much less.
Some people hate the packaging but I quite like it actually. It's an oval shaped squirty thing with 34 ml of product in it. I think it looks pretty sleek, and 2 medium-pressured squirts gives the perfect amount!
It's also a smallish bottle that will fit perfectly into most hand bags or make up bags
-Does it work?-
Well ahh that depends on what you want it to do. It certainly blends into my skintone perfectly, but I don't think it's a very good foundation as there isn't a lot of coverage at all. There's also no SPF which is a personal no-no for me (skin cancer phobia).
Having read glowing reviews of this, I donated what was left of my maybelline dream matte mousse foundation to my friend and went out in pursuit of this. This costs almost double what I paid for the maybelline, but I brushed that argument away- my foundation goes on my whole face and therefore deserves to be more expensive than all my other items of make up! And i'm sure this will last me a long time seeing as I use a minimal amount.
Anyway, I decided on natural, 70 after rubbing tiny dots of different shades on the back of my hand. I don't use any brushes or sponges but I think I managed a decent job of it when I went home with my fingers. It blends in nicely but I don't think it makes much difference to be honest.
It makes my complexion a bit more even but I don't have wrinkles to hide (except for the lines on my neck which when tested with foundation, looked a lot less noticeable, actually)...
So basically I think I'll stick to my colourless moisturizer and use this only for special occasions. Don't want to clog my skin up too much.
This lasted for the whole day (I could still see bits of colour when I johnson-wiped it off) but then I use some mineral finishing powder stuff to 'set' it so maybe that helped
blends in wonderfully, hides wrinkles when applied generously,
bit expensive, light coverage, lack of SPF
I would probably recommend it to other people, especially if they have problems finding a foundation that blends in.
This is perfect for someone who wants light coverage.
Having recently had a blip of health consciousness (lasted for all of 2 weeks- including several tesco visits) I knew that I should give up my beloved biscuits, namely plain chocolate digestives--- but i just couldn't.
And then, down the aisle, I discovered McVitie's Rich Tea Lights! Now rich teas have always been my favourite biscuit. Crunchy, sweet, but not heavy. And what goes better with a cup of tea?
So I immediately flipped over to the nutritional info. Each biscuit contains a mere 36 calories (as opposed to say, 80 in a digestive), no hydrogenated vegetable oil and less that 1g of fat! I was delighted.
And did I mention that it was on sale? A whole stack only cost me 60p!
The biscuits taste a bit lighter than the originals (less fat involved). I like that. The name is somewhat deceiving. 'Rich tea' implies that you might want to dip it in Tea- but I've tried that and it's rubbish!
It goes completely soggy and just generally... ugh. Digestives, I have since decided, are much more 'dunk-proof'.
Since I am a vigorous biscuit eater the 300g packet only lasted a week or so. The packaging is a tad annoying. I don't bother with storing them carefully because I eat them quickly but if you're the type of person who eats like, 1 a week then the biscuits will probably go stale.
To be honest I haven't tried that many tooth whitening treatments. I've used various toothpastes all my life but I never see a visible difference in a short amount of time.
Colgate did a brush-on whitening thing a few years back but it tasted disgusting and came off easily so the results didn't show up.
I have, however, found my answer. Crest Whitestrips were all the rage when they first came out and after although they are somewhat pricey ($24 or about 12 pounds) I read the glowing reviews. I figured 12 pounds is not that much compared to hundred-pound professional treatments and if it did make my teeth whiter than why not??
Although some people detest having to slap on these white strips twice a day for half an hour I looked forward to it! When I have it in my mouth I feel really positive- like my teeth is whitening every second.
Even after just one day of usage I could notice a visible difference. Other people noticed too, after several days and my teeth have stayed super whie ever since.
The only problem I have with this product is that it requires yearly touch ups! And it's quite bad for your enamel (but mine were translucent to begin with). Also, the strip is quite short so the teeth on the side do not get whitened. My teeth are ridged on the surface and somehow those bits haven't been reached as well as the others so they're now more obvious than before.
I own an Olympus Digital Camera so unsurprisingly, I had to purchase one of these.
I got mine a few years back for a about 15 pounds, which is fairly reasonable. The memory probably isn't large enough for 8-10 megapixel cameras of the modern world, but it was sufficient for my 5.0 megapixel one and could hold i think about 50-300 pictures depending on the quality of the pictures. I set mine about medium high and I got about 100 ish pictures before I ran out of memory.
The card itself, works, for me. It's very reliable, has never failed to boot or been unable to detect by a working machine. Even after several years of battering it still works properly.
Admittedly it isn't quite as small as the micro SDs of the modern world but the question that always crosses one's mind is 'who needs it that small anyway?' This card is small enough to be picked up and passed around anywhere but not quite small enough to be lost in the palm of your hand. Its a bit thick compared to mini and micro cards but again, who needs it that thin.
I love the name xD, which looks like a smiley face if you turn your face 90 degrees anticlockwise- irrelevant, but always a nice touch..
The only downside is that this isn't a very widely used card. I can only find this card of the Olympus brand which is fine but also means that no other brand uses the xD card. When my camera breaks(which as things do, inevitably will happen), I don't really know what to do with my card you can only use it for olympus cameras!
Let me start by saying that chocolate is my passion like no other.
So one of the first things I did after landing on this damp foggy land was hit Tescos (where the galaxy collection is much better than Waitrose) and have a chocolate haul.
I purchased my familiar cadbury, Twix, Lindor and decided to give this professional looking galaxy a shot. It was a great risk, I realised- after all bounty chocolate was a mistake but ultimately this paid off! Galaxy is now my favourite chocolate and I have to buy huge bars of it every time I go back home to knaw on.
This is fairly cheap. One 250 g bar comes at 1.70 ish pounds but yo u can get 2 for like 2.40 which I think is fairly good.
The packaging is nice and attractive. Really commercial, which is a good thing because when it comes for chocolate you're not really interested in independence and whatnot.
ANYWAY this tastes smooth, chocolatey, quite sweet admittedly and eating a whole bar in one go will make you queasy. It smells delish and melts in your mouth but also in your hands.
Better than Cadbury (which tastes more chocolatey but somehow does not make the cut because is less smooth). The original galaxy doesn't have any extra bits and bobs but you can always get the cookie one with pieces of cookie inside, or dark chocolate, which is made of dark chocolate (but i don't really like it so i don't recommend it)
Verdict: Buy it, eat it, love it.
I don't own this book but I am a bit of a bookworm so I go to the library, and sometimes instead of looking at my usual JK Rowling and co., I went for this instead. And I was pleasantly surprised!
The looks in this book are really natural and beautiful. I used to be into dramatic smokey eyes and huge wings but this book convinced me to tone it down.
This book has lots of credibility. It is by the legendary bobbi brown of whose cosmetics I love when, once in a blue moon someone feels generous and gives some to me for christmas.
The pictures are huge and you can spend ages staring at them, trying to figure out the look was done. It has basic tips on what tools you need, what colours for different skin tones (and races- which is nice because there aren't nearly enough info out there for gals of different races).
It's got really good tips on useful things: like skin care, spots, braces, prom....
Overall I think you should borrow this or maybe even buy it and refer to it, like a beauty bible or something. And although the tips are a bit duumbed down for teenage audiences who know nothing about skincare/cosmetics, the tips are valid and could go for any age group. Because natural is beautiful. There, I've said it.
Admittedly, I come from asia (as you can see from my profile picture, I am in fact, asian) where hair products are --- wonderful. only way to say it -- and have therefore involuntary become a haircare snob.
I'm going to have to say that I don't like this product.
The PACKAGING is lovely. It screams salon, professional, buy me. It comes in this sleek black bottle and stands out from pantene, clarol, all the rest the same way an Apple Mac stands out from a Windows PC (bit of a techie- apologies).
The product, however, DOES NOT WORK. It doesn't give me the silky smooth hair I want! Now I don't use this with the conditioner because the day i went to buy this i didn't have enough cash and I thought -ya, i can live without. Besides, I have really oily hair so I skip the conditioner on most days anyway.
I noticed no difference in the volume of my hair and after using this product my hair fell out loads more!
The ADVANTAGES of this product is that makes my hair feel seriously clean after using it (it just does, I can't really explain but it does for my friends too) and the shampoo is clear, which is a good sign because according to a magazine I once read (i read too many I don't remember which) creamy looking shampoos have too much chemicals and will weigh down your hair.
the DISADVANTAGES, however, are my falling out hair, the knottiness I would not have if only i stuck to creamy japanese shampoos, the lack of volume and the knottiness again! I brush through my hair with my fingers after washing, wait till it dries and then use a proper brush but with this shampoo it goes knotty at superspeed my hair is never not knotty!
Sounds kind of superficial but is major problem. My crush loves to run his hand through my hair and comment on its (artificial- thanks again creamy japanese shampoos) smooth/softness.
Also, the smell, although nice, does not stick to my hair. I don't understand my hair practically ADHERES to shampooo smells! But tresemme smells don't stick to my hair.
So yes, this is an average shampoo that does not weigh down hair but it could be soo much better!
I get mine from Superdrug, Boots, even Topshop. Ebay, obviously for some killer deals and other cheaper makeup websites too I'm sure
It comes in a very professional 'belongs in a makeup artist's bag' little pigment pot. I like it, it looks neat and it's small and compact to fit in any bag. The only trouble is it doesn't include an applicator and i suppose a sifter on top would be nice as well to make it less messy..
-Does it work?-
Yes!!! It's highly pigmented. If you use primer (I don't) it stays on your eye all day. If you use the darker colours as an eyeliner (which I do) it stays on perfectly for ages! The pigment is great, it blends, the powder is pretty smooth.
I first tested out a rusty gold colour, I think it was old rust. I swirled my flat, thin brush over the lid and tapped it a few times before beginning application.
I've never used mac pigments or any other pigments before so I was quite unsure. It was a bit messy and didn't go on very even- the colour was very intense at the beginning but faded as I dragged my brush. It's also a little difficult to control. Bits of pigment went on my eyelashes and down my face which I had to clean up afterwards.
The effect was really bold and nice and I liked it. I put my pressed eyeshadow underneath it so that the sponge applicators wouldn't get dirty and it worked well and was blendable. Overall I was really impressed!
Versatile. Amazing things can be done with this (if only I had the skills...) Blendable, intense colour (high pigment), smooth, cute packaging, GREAT colour range available!
Messy, requires extrenal brush(es) to apply, application difficult for beginners
I am aware that the name is dazzle dust but I wish they had some matte colours because I find those so much easier to work with!
I love buying these even though I'm not very good at using them... They're addictive! I own several pots and use them on special occasions when I feel like I should spice up my make up.
Although the vibrant colours are exciting I suggest you buy some more natural colours to begin with because much as they look lovely on paper they don't always go with your skintone!
Also, when purchasing brushes (esp eyeliner brushes) -if you don't own some already- may i suggest you raid your local craft store- much is to be unearthed! they're a lot cheaper than quality cosmetic brushes and do the job just as well! I'd check out some cosmetic brushes and choose some of the same shape.
The Mac 239 for example, is legendary: http://preview.tinyurl.com/5bfst8
And the mac 208, a small angled brush is great for using dazzle dusts as powder eyeliner:
H&Ms are usually massive, taking up at least another floor. There are many sections, female (classy, younger, sport), kids, men, accesories, lingerie... Some even have make up and skincare sections
Widely available, you can find it in lots of towns and all over London.
Most clothes either fit in with the trends or go with the timeless simple things in your closet. The texture's fine. They don't really fall apart. Occasionally you get some odd bits of clothing that you wouldn't really wear, looks cheap and nobody buys. But overall the standard of clothing in H&M (design-wise) is fairly high.
A great thing to point out is the male section seems to be pretty good as well, boys can buy from H&M.
H&M offers a large array of lingerie. Different designs of bras, underwear, straps for your bras, er, gel things, etc etc. The stocking section is impressive with pull ups, suspenders, whole tights, etc. They're not particularly cheap I wouldn't say (primark does them for like a pound) but the versatility is great. H&M bras fit me nicely so I like them but they don't for everyone.
Although H&M isn't particularly "THE" place to shop, it's not uncool either. Recently they've been doing some crossover things, with celebs (Madonna, Kylie) and designers (Robert Cavalli and soon Comme de Garcons) which is lovely. Adds a bit of flare. It feels nice too, to wear designer at a much lower price.
Bright, wearable pieces. Good size range. Generally nice staff (some boys who work at H&M are really fit!) Affordably price. Well fitting bras! (for me anyway)
Sometimes they get the designs wrong. The clothes can get a bit messy and sometimes you feel like you have to dive in to find a decent piece of clothing which isn't really a glam thing to do.
I've been going to Zara ever since I was a wee ten year old and I can't say I've looked back.
Zara's clothes are well designed and fashionable (except for occasional blips in trends e.g. floral).
Some clothes are simplistic and attractive, which I dig. The main Zara sections have clothes that are work-safe. TRF, a slightly younger sect has clothes with a bit more flare. The children's clothes are adorable and occasionally I can pick out a scarf or something from there.
The great thing I love about Zara's clothing is the quality. The cutting usually fits well on my shape and the clothes are made out of good materials. None of my Zara clothes have fallen apart and they don't feel like they're about to.
I used to live in Asia, where the Zara staff were much more friendly. (Asian staff I would rank chirpier than British staff in general) The staff here in the UK however seem to have just slipped out of their goth and emo outfits and downed the eye make up.... slightly. When I want to try things on they cast me murderous looks and I feel lik I ought to apologize, or something!
I would wish Zara clothes were cheaper, because as much as they are reasonable I always want cheaper stuff. I love it when they have sales and discounts, though. Then everything becomes super-affordable. The prices plunge more dramatically than most on sale and if you find something your size (somehow the middle sizes are usually still there) you walk away beaming like a smart consumer.
I started playing The Sims (1) about 7 years ago and I'm STILL playing! This game is like nothing else, you get to control the lives of these characters that you make. You can base them on you and your friends, on characters in fiction, whatever. It's great fun and you can get creative.
I'm suffering from terrible withdrawal symptoms. Everyone else has stopped playing somewhere along the line after Sims 1 but I'm still hooked!
It's the only game I play (I don't like violent games) except for Pharoah and IcyTowers (lol) on the PC and that's because it's the best!
Once in a while you get bored of it, but a few months later you will get sudden Sims cravings and go back!
I love downloading clothes for my sims it feels like shopping without the empty wallet :P
Completely unique, online downloads! great gameplay you can explore
addictive! will suffer from withdrawal symptoms. Too much time spent downloading stupid Sims Clothes when you could easily be out there doing something productive with your life!
This game is seriously seriously great fun, but I must say it is a waste of time. Obviously there are things that I've learnt from playing this and there are soo many possibilities you can just kind of spend forever on this thing and watch your sims get born, live, die, generation after generation, build relationships, careers, lives, hobbies....
And these expansion packs are like boosters for your drug addiction they keep coming up with new things like OOo lets add pets- I love dogs why are they doing this to me?
It's a love-hate relationship, really. You love the game but at the same time you hate it because you've been playing it for soo many hours!
Sleek, black, and sexy! My cover's gotten slightly scratched, because as much as I'm super careful with my laptop, it does happen....
The silver paint layer or whatever it is is tarting to chip at the corners and a bit of colour has come off on my left keyboard button. It's not very obvious but I would rather it stuck to a matt black service than have it peel!
I'm a giant techie and when I got my laptop (over a year ago) I AGONIZED about it- and this was my final decision! This laptop's great. It's comes with a Lightscribe DVD-RW drive (allows you to engrave little markings on your Lightscribe DVDS) but I can't even FIND a lightscribe disc so that's not been very good. As a matter of fact I've had to take out my whole DVD drive and replace it with a new one because it stopped reading discs... But that happens
It comes with a Webcam and Microphone which is lovely because I like doing webcam things with my friends overseas. The speakers are Altec-Lansing! Fancy! and they sound pretty good so I'm happy with that as well.
The keyboard and touchpad work reasonably well- this is pretty much the only computer I use these days so I've gotten really used to it (I'm using this laptop right now as I write this review)
The wireless can detect better than others. It doesn't have a finger sensor, which I thought would be nice, but that doesn't matter I wouldn't use it too often anyway
This is an Entertainment Laptop so it's got this little touch control thing as well as a remote control! And it's also got 2 headphone jacks- a great touch so you can watch a movie with your friend without having to get a splitter! Always convenient.
The hard disk is 100 GB- about 20 GB or something dedicated to windows XP but still plenty of space for my music, homework and Sims 2! The RAM is 1GB which is quick enough but not quite matching up to recent laptops popping up with 2 GB.
The video card and processor aren't very good but they work okay. I like the low refresh rate cos it's better for my eyes anyway.
-Long Term Use-
I find that after my months of battering and trying out different things (installing vista, then uninstalling- i must have brainwashed my laptop at lesat 8 times) and mucking around with the registry and stuff hasn't really been good for Stevie (the PC)'s health.
Bits and bobs are breaking slowly, the DVD drive's fallen out (replaced with 40 pounds which is quite cheap) and I suspect the fan's died and gone to heaven cos my laptop BURNS! If, by the way you have any tips, please leave a comment.
Fast, good specs, nice touches, entertainment pc comes with perks if you like watching movies on ur laptop
Seems to not work! When I installed vista manually (it came with XP) I kept getting the blue screen of death! Installing new OSTs are impossible
A good laptop with a fairly good price for what you're getting but the next time I get a laptop (give it another 4 years probably lol) I think I want a Mac- I'm sick and tired of having to tweak stupid Windows!!!
A clean, very kind of dermatologist-approved look to it. I don't know why but this, similar to cetaphil or clearasil has a 'I am really good for you skin' label strapped right across it!
-Does it work?-
Yes! It gives you super super smooth skin for a few hours
This is a staple product that more or less everybody has lying around their house somewhere. I rediscovered this about a month ago when my eczema was really getting on my nerves. I was actually looking for my 2 year old hydrocortisone but I thought.. right, this'll do.
So I slapped it on my inner elbows, and then noticed the crack skin on my skin, and slapped some on there, too.
It absorbs into your skin at superspeed. I don't really like the slightly medical smell but I guess it's tolerable. Anyway, it sinks right into my skin and when I touch my leg, like 2 minutes later it is silky smooth.
I was really impressed and have since relocated the E45 from under the kitchen sink to my bathroom.
Not very good for eczema though. It moisturizes it but it doesn't do much for the itch. It doesn't make it worse, I don't think but it doesn't make it any better, either.
Super super speed absorption!!!
Silky smooth skin- for events when you know someone will touch your skin and you want them to be impressed ;)
The skin silkiness does not last!! Or maybe that's just me. My legs are moisture repellent!
But the moisture doesn't, at least, last for a very long time. It lasts for maybe a night, or a few hours but I find that my skin dries up pretty quick afterwards.
Also, am I the only one who doesn't like the smell?
Great stuff, and I like this because it works!
However, on a daily basis I use boots instant soothing lotion, which does the same thing except is cheaper and doesn't smell of anything
I think E45 is slightly more moisturizing than the boots so I usually use the boots instant soothing lotion after taking a shower and use the E45 at night
This took a while to get the hang of. I borrowed this from my friend along with a lot of other cartridges and, eager to get through them all I wasn't too keen on this one in particular. When I went back at the recommendation of my friend however I realised tht it was in fact a really addictive game! AND it isn't one of those silly ones that kill off spare braincells, either. In fact, this one claims to make your brain heavier lol, which is meant to be a good thing, relax.
Very replayable. I skipped the practice sessions and went straight for the tests to find out my brain grade (B or B+ i don't remember). What you do is you go through a few timed IQ/Logic activities with your stylus which gets harder and harder as you go along. The more correct answers in short time you get the more grams your brain weighs (apparently)!
There isn't a special mode for this I don't think, but you're always free to improvise. I go on my 'account' (you get individual accounts for about 4 players and they keep track of your scores) and take turns with my friend.
It has to be said though that this game can get seriously competitive. We always end up (playfully) attempting to discourage each other and stab the touch screen super hard. Especially when the timer goes to about 10 seconds and starts counting down- then you start freaking out and cussing and whatnot...
Claims to increase brain weight- Density/Size... (no scientific evidence)
Doesn't feel as time wasting, as say, Zelda. No guilty feeling of never doing anything productive because, you can say, this IS productive and educational. My brain is getting heavier and I'm working out my forearm muscles.
... Ooh competitive.. lol
Deffo worth playing/getting. Since returning it to my friend I have put it on my R4 which is great cos you get like 30 games on ur NDS without having to carry around/change 30 cartridges! And you can put music and stuff in it..
Great for public transport because the exercises are short. (Although u do get quite into it so remember to pause and check which stop you're getting off at!)