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      03.09.2014 21:23
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      Smooth Skin

      The cotton pads are 100% cotton and are double faced as well as being suitable for sensitive skin. The pads are just small disc like circles that are white with a soft cotton feel to them. They have stripes on both sides and are made up of a good few layers to really show the absorbency factor of them. I think they feel quite thick and do seem to open apart quite easily but are very cushioned and seem to look quite good.

      So, when it comes to putting the pads to use, I find they are great for a number of things, one of the first things I tend to use these for is taking off nail varnish. Just tipping some nail varnish remover onto the pad and then letting it absorb as you gently rub the pad on the nail, causes the pad to absorb very quickly but not get entirely soaked and it takes in the excess varnish. The pads are gentle on the skin and do not become too wet from the product used on them.

      My next main usage for these is taking my make-up off which is probably the number one way most women use these. I always put on some cleanser first to the pad just to soak it slightly to get the pad moist and then it becomes almost like a mini sponge as I wipe away the dirt etc. I don’t just take make-up off but also use these just to wipe my face with cleanser to get rid of dirt and whatever else and make my skin clean and healthy again which is very soft to do with these smoothly sweeping over skin.

      They are very easy to throw away in the bin and then use another as you get a lot in the pack. I always use these as they are better for skin than harsher sponges, etc. The pads are really good to use and make removal of make up and everything else a lot easier. They are a good size to be able to hold them well and do absorb quite a bit before you need to bin them. I think everyone should use them to clean their face as they are a fantastic product just as good as the pricier brands.

      If you are interested in these, you can buy them online or in store at Boots where a pack of 100 pads will cost you £1.69. They are also on offer where they are buy 1 and get the 2nd half price.

      The official Boots website is http://www.boots.com/.

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      02.09.2014 20:41
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      • "looks good"

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      Glamorous Lashes

      These eye lashes are quite natural looking but long still which is what caught my eye about them compared to the other girls'. These lashes are designed to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes and are suitable for all eye shapes and occasions. They are meant to be lightweight, easy to apply and reusable as well as being contact lens friendly. Well I wear lenses and have never had any issues with false eye lashes so wasn't expecting any problems.

      When you open the box, out comes a plastic tray where the eye lashes are lying stuck to an eye shaped mould. It states the right and left eye lash and then you also get an instruction leaflet and adhesive with these. It is good to get the glue as I have seen some lashes not come with this which puts me off buying. When you feel you are ready to apply then you go through the following steps. First, you should do your full make up before using these and you can give these a coat of mascara as it recommends but I don't think you need to as they look dark enough.

      Next, measure it to your eye and if you feel it is too long then trim the eye lashes on or two at a time from the outside edge. Put the eye lash on the tray and apply some of the glue along the lash band and wait 30 seconds then look down into a mirror and hold the lash close to the natural eye lash line, as close as possible. Press it gently across the lash and hold at the ends as you don't want them flopping off. Just always expect it will feel funny at first but blink and get used to having a little bit more weight on the eye.

      The lashes were great on, I got a lot of compliments and they looked good with my make up gave me an extra boldness to my eyes. They lasted the whole night but if you are worried about emergencies then bring your glue out with you. The lashes are very easy to take off, you literally just hold the outside edge and then peel off gently and it shouldn't hurt at all. Make sure you take them off before bed time so that your eyes don't hurt.

      I got my eye lashes in Boots, but I am sure you can get them other places. I paid £5.59 for mine which is standard for all of the girls and it isn't too bad compared to the average price for eye lashes. Feelunique.com are charging a little bit cheaper for these at only £5.11 which is a good price for them also.

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      02.09.2014 20:28
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      Not Quite Subtle Enough

      The name of the perfume gives just a bit away as to what you will aim to expect from this scent but it is not all about the florals. It is quite a strong perfume when on as I only gave it one spray and could smell it right away. It is a sweet floral and as described you can also pick up on some fruity blends within the scent, it is almost quite citrus like but tangy but I would not be able to guess the exact scents involved. It is one of those perfumes that I cannot decide whether I like it or not as it needs to be worn a couple of times to make a true decision.

      The notes in this fragrance as quite overpowering but they do work, however I am not so sure if I like my scents this heavy. It has base notes of sandalwood and then it has heart notes of rose and osmanthus which is what is strong, the rose is the most dominant scent which is obviously a scent I love a lot. The top note is no surprise as it is mandarin which is definitely the main idea as to what I would have guessed being a distinct smell and in a weird way it does actually work really well with the rose scent.

      This fragrance is very feminine and a very girly scent and I'd say it is almost quite romantic in smell and I'd recommend it for a special occasion or a romantic outing. I think the fruity notes are what puts me off of this fragrance as I love the rose and the hint of sandalwood but with the mandarin it just seems to be too much for me and I don't think it is a very 'me' fragrance. It is ashame as I am sure on others it may smell a bit different but for me it just seems too strong and I like more subtlety in my scent.

      This fragrance would probably be more appealing to an older woman as for me I like a sweeter scent which is a bit lighter for day wear also. It is a good fragrance at staying on which is one thing I will definitely say, as I only sprayed it once and it seemed to last me the whole day after using it. The perfume may be one that is best tried on before buying as you may not like it. I am curious now to smell other Gucci scents but for me Flora is not one I will be going ahead to buy.

      If you want the eau de parfum then it will be: £45.50 for the 30ml bottle, £64.50 for the 50ml bottle from The Perfume Shop.

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    • Carlsberg / Beer / Cider / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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      31.08.2014 22:08
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      Hit or Miss

      Carlsberg was founded in 1847 by J.C Jacobsen named after his son and the Danish word for hill bjerg. He was sure after having his first bottle of lager that it would be a hit and experimented with beer styles until finding the right one. Once he was happy, he then opened the famous Carlsberg brewery. A fire burned down most of the factory in 1867 but with advances in technology this may have done them a favour as they were able to rebuild a new factory.

      When opening the can of Carlsberg, it instantly smells really strongly of lager which is hard to explain and it has that typical lager colour that sort of golden liquid. At first when taking a sip it does hit you as that strong brewed taste which is the malted barley but once it goes down you have that after taste in your mouth which isn't the nicest and it is quite a gassy drink. I think it is alright the odd one but I wouldn't go drinking a lot or it would just make me feel a bit ill as it is more of a man's drink.

      I would say Carlsberg is best enjoyed on a day at the pub or after a day at work as it is quite relaxing to go down. Now, in terms of nutritional information in Carlsberg there are 32 calories ber 100ml, 2g of carbohydrates and traces of fat and no fibre at all. It isn't the healthiest drink and I do find if I get on drinking this again then I do feel round the stomach area I start to put on weight again as it is not good to be drinking a lot of this.

      Carlsberg comes in bottles as well as cans and on draught and it always has that smooth but crisp taste to it. It is one of those drinks that I think you either love or hate which is like a lot of alcoholic drinks these days. I do like this drink from time to time but I don't know if I'd say it was my favourite but this is a woman's opinion whereas I know a lot of men who love this drink and are very loyal to the brand. It is more of a drink I have to be in the mood for to really enjoy it.

      If you want to buy Carlsberg then you can buy it 4 x 440ml cans like I have for £3.79 or a box of 20 for £15 which is quite a price difference. There is a promotion on a Tesco to buy 2 x boxes of 15 x 440ml cans for £20 which is very cheap. There is usually an offer on Carlsberg in most supermarkets, you just need to keep an eye out.

      The official Carlsberg website at http://www.carlsberg.co.uk has a lot of useful information on it.

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      30.08.2014 16:59
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      Floral With A Hint of Woody

      Firstly, wit this spray it recommends keeping it out of reach of children and that it is extremely flammable and should only be used in short bursts. It should only be sprayed in well ventilated areas but do avoid prolonged spraying of this product. Do not spray this near the eyes or on irritated or broken skin and keep this away from sunlight or temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius. The spray in my house is usually kept in a bathroom cabinet so that it is not near any kind of heat and should always be given a shake before spraying this.

      When using Romantic Spark, I usually hold it a little bit away from me as I hate breathing in sprays and it doesn't need too much just a nice spray all over. I have sensitive skin but this has been dermatologically tested so it is meant to be gentle on skin and I definitely agree that it is kind to skin as I never have any kind of skin irritation. The spray is just light enough scent wise which I love as I hate when body sprays are too strong so it keeps you smelling fresh and clean all day. It is a spray I usually use after a bath or shower just to make me feel even more clean and smelling nice.

      The spray is described as being a blend of wild violet notes and white wood scents and when sprayed I instantly thought it smelled floral and very fresh. The smell is very feminine with it containing violet notes and is an unusual but a very nice scent and one which I like to spray daily to be constantly smelling like this. When you do spray this it does make the room smell of it for a while but it is very faint on yourself if you are going out as it is only a spray not a fragrance so I never expected anything different.

      I would definitely recommend this body spray to anyone who is either a fan of the Impulse range or who is running out of body spray and needs to buy a new one. This will give you something a bit different from the usual brands and lasts enough time without being too big a can so that you are landed with it for a while. It lasts just the right amount of time so that you can then try some more of the other Impulse body sprays and I think most women, maybe moreso younger would like this.

      This spray is cheap in most shops at the minute, I got this at B&M for £1 of all places but Boots are selling this for £1 instead of its RRP of £1.99 so I'd say these are the best places to buy it at the moment as most supermarkets are selling this at the usual £1.99 price which is not as good as half the price!

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    • Glam Shine 6Hr Lipgloss / Make Up / 12 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      26.08.2014 19:38
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      A Touch Of Glamour

      This lip gloss is perfect for wearing in the night but is also possible to wear in the day as well and they do so many shades whether it be more neutral or vibrant so that you can be versatile with the glosses that you purchase. The on that I have is a pinky colour and I really like it because it is very feminine and that is what I want, a vibrant colour to really brighten up my overall look but to look good and not ridiculous and I feel this gloss ticks all of those boxes.

      When it comes to applying this gloss, it is very easy to do. I always put it on last as I don't like to have a drink and it come off right away, The applicator brush attached to the lid is very easy to hold and you only need to put on one layer and the colour goes on vibrant but in a nice way not that it looks too thick and unflattering. It glides on with ease and feels nice and smooth and not too sticky either which is just what I ask for a lipgloss to give a nice natural look with some colour.

      The gloss stays on well unless you are drinking a lot, if that's the case then you will need to bring this out to reapply it but it is so small that it fits into a clutch bag nicely. To be honest it looks good and stays on quite well and I think it feels comfortable on as like I said it has a smooth look to it and a glossiness which is eye catching but not too over the top. The glittery side to it makes it just sparkle enough and adds a touch of glamour but not that it looks really childish.

      The gloss really does add something special to a make up look, the sparkly glitter look to the gloss is quite subtle but works well in most of the gloss colours. I am very happy with my gloss and have bought quite a few now from this range as I am really pleased with them. If you wear this a lot then it will go down quickly as it isn't the biggest bottle but if you only use it a couple of times a month then it will last you a good while and it is ideal for women of all ages it really is.

      L'Oreal can be purchased in places like Boots and Superdrug and Boots are selling this gloss for £8.69 which isn't the cheapest but the quality is worth it.

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      25.08.2014 17:16
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      Minty Clean

      This mouthwash has been clinically tested by dentists, it is not recommended for children under six years old and should be kept out of reach of children. This should also not be swallowed. On the bottle it states that this reduces plaque significantly and gives stronger gums as well as containing fluoride to prevent cavities and strengthen enamel. Now, when opening the bottle it does smell very strong of peppermint but in a pleasant way as it is a refreshing and clean smell which is just what you want for your teeth to smell of.

      This mouthwash is meant to be used after brushing which is always when I use it. It is to be used twice a day but to be honest I don't always use this twice a day and sometimes only do it once a day which to me is still really good. The mouthwash to begin using, you should fill the cap to the line with 20ml of liquid and rinse your mouth for thirty seconds and gargle and expel. I find this easy enough to do and it is always just the right amount of liquid without it being too minty that it stings my mouth. Once I am finished I spit out the mouthwash.

      I find this really easy to use after brushing and it just adds to making your mouth feel clean by adding a more minty hint to your mouth. The mouthwash seems a lot more powerful when in your mouth but if you rinse it thoroughly pushing it around your mouth then you really should see worthwhile results. I have found my teeth feeling a lot more smoother since using this product and I don't find I have plaque in my mouth at all as sometimes I felt after eating certain foods my teeth just wouldn't feel as smooth as before.

      I recommend this mouthwash fully to anyone looking for a good product to keep up their cleaning routine. It is a good price and to use it daily, you will still be left with a lot in the bottle, just follow the guidelines and you should have a healthy set of teeth. I don't know if I feel my gums are stronger but I do feel it is strengthening the enamel and my teeth just look a lot better when I smile. It is an ideal product for anyone to use and if you are lazy at brushing this will be a good help to your oral care routine.

      This product can be purchased from all supermarkets and places like Poundland which is where I got this for only 99p, a bargain!

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      23.08.2014 11:28
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      Teezing Out Tangles

      The main concept to this is that if you suffer from hair that is tangled, this product will help you right away as it has taken the beauty world by storm being so popular and has really taken off. Now, it is not painful to use and detangles on both wet and dry hair and aims to make hair in a much healthier condition in time by detangling it and not leaving it looking as frizzy. I have thick hair but it can be tangled sometimes and brushes make it uncomfortable and painful taking them through tangles. This invention aims to stop all of this and the inventor Shaun P worked in a posh London salon before he came up with this idea, so he does know what he is talking about.

      The reason this brush untangles hair is that it has teeth which are different lengths, this formation is specifically designed and spaced out to help detangle. It sounds quite simple really the idea, Tangle Teezer can also be used on hair extensions and weaves too so it is fine for everyone to use this tool. I tend to use mine in the shower a lot but it can be annoying as it takes in water and gets it damp and it takes a few days for it to properly dry out. The results are good both dry or wet but I find in the shower when hair is wet before shampooing this detangles with no pain and makes my hair feel great right away, it brushed through hair just like a normal brush.

      I was shocked at how easy it was to use, it is so easy to hold and glide through hair, I always clean this after use as the odd hairs get caught in the teeth but it isn't any big problem. The teeth do not bend and they keep their shape which is great but I wouldn't recommend using it with heat styling products or it will melt and damage the Tangle Teezer. There are some tougher knots which can be slightly painful to detangle but it does get the knot out so it makes me happy that I get the results in the end. I have long hair so it brushes down with ease but it works best on knotted hair.

      I would definitely recommend Tangle Teezer to anyone who has tangled hair, it is a good tool and it does work easily. My hair does feel a lot softer without the knots and it reduces hair breakage and splits and any type of damage making hair much softer to touch. It is for anyone with moreso longer hair for the best results.

      You can buy these on the official Tangle Teezer website of Boots sell it at £10.99, Amazon sell it for £7 it just depends if there is a certain colour you want as some shops only stock a few colours.

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        21.08.2014 19:51
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        Soft Gentle Skin

        Huggies is obviously a well known brand and wipes are for everyone whether it be for makeup removal or to moisturise skin and just clean yourself quickly, they really are the easy alternative. This brand are sold in all stores and this particular pack of wipes seemed good value for money and after using them for a month I can say what I really thought.

        The wipes themselves are aimed to provide gentle cleaning just like cotton wool and water, as it says on the packet. These wipes are approved by the British Skin Foundation and they are pH balanced, alcohol and perfume free and perfect for sensitive skin which is great for me as that is what I have. The wipes when taken out of the packet are really soft and lightly moist and they are very kind on my skin when I use these it just feels really soft which is nice for wipes and they really are gentle and not at all irritating to my skin.

        The wipes have a smell which is not really strong, obviously they are perfume free so it smells to me just sort of like a cream it is very neutral smelling but I like that, just clean. The wipes leave my skin tingly with that sort of dampness but then the skin absorbs the dampness quickly and I feel that my skin feels really soft afterwards. I use these a lot for taking off my make up as they are kind on my face and they remove make up and dirt with ease.

        I also use these wipes to just keep my skin moisturised and feel they do a great job. These wipes are a bit more pricier than others on the market but I find they last a good while and keep moist in the packet and they have good results. Having used these for a month, my skin has not come out in a rash or anything but has continued to keep smooth and clean which is great. I think to use these on a baby would be great as they are so soft.

        I think these wipes are ideal for everyone whether it be mothers or just girls needing wipes to take off their make up. I haven't really got anything bad to say about these other than the fact that they are reliable and very good quality and are definitely worth buying. They are easily disposed off by just putting in the bin, I never tend to flush them down the toilet as they are like cotton. The packet should last you a good while unless using more frequently.

        If you want to buy a packet of these, Tesco are selling a 64 pack for £1 or on special offer for buy 2 for £1.80 which is a good deal.

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        19.08.2014 21:14
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        A Hold On My Hair

        At first, this spray needs a shake before using it and then once it has been shaken, it is ready to go. I always push down the spray head at the top which doesn't require too much pressure on it and then it should spray out a good amount of spray. I think the smell is too soapy, I don't like it and feel it is quite overpowering so it is best to spray this in a well ventilated area. The smell does seem to linger all day in my hair once I spray it, which is ok but I prefer when it tones down on smell during the day.

        When it comes to using this hairspray, I use it for everything whether it is styling my hair wavy and holding in the waves or an up do or even when my hair is down in a style, to ensure it stays in place. I don't like to go overboard when using this hairspray, so I always hold it quite far away from my hair so that it doesn't go hard and sticky. Once I spray it, I can feel it raining down on my hair to give a light hold on my hair and you can feel it lightly on the hair but not too much.

        After having this on my hair for a few hours, it still seems to keep my hair in place which is why I keep using this one. It has a great hold on styles and no matter what style I have, it never falls out of place as this hairspray seems to have a good holding formula without being too heavy on hair. I find when brushing hair, I don't get too much residue coming from it which is good as some hairsprays go really horrible after using them and give a lot of residue which isn't nice for hair.

        Overall, compared to other hairsprays this is definitely one of the better ones I have used in terms of holding power. It works well in keeping my hair in place all day whether it be my fringe I want to be kept in place or whether it is holding down stray or flyaway hairs this does the job. Like I have said before I am not keen on the smell but it isn't terrible and I can live with it as I like everything else about the spray which is why I keep buying this. If you want to keep hair in place and want a hairspray that works then this is for you.

        If you want to get your hands on this Tresemme hairspray then you can buy a 250ml can at Tesco for £2.89 which isn't bad value. The 500ml is currently on offer for £2.25 instead of its usual £3.

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        17.08.2014 11:15
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        Great With Desserts

        So, the first things are about the cream, it is reduced fat dairy free cream and is of course an alternative to single cream. The tub states that it is a blend of water, vegetable oil and soya beans. They recommend this be poured over your pudding or used in cooking for sauces or soups, really I don't need to be told how to use single cream but I haven't ever used this for cooking purposes only for pouring over sweet desserts which for me is the right way to use this. This is produced in a nut free environment and is lactose free which is why I use it. The cream contains Non-GM soya beans and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

        This cream should always be kept in the fridge but once it is opened it should be used within 5 days and cannot be frozen. Looking at the nutritional information of this cream after saying that it is less fat than normal cream they do a comparison with dairy cream to Alpro Soya cream. In 100ml of Alpro cream it contains 122 calories whereas dairy cream is 193, Alpro contains 4.5g carbohydrates and dairy cream is 2.2g, Alpro contains 10.5g of fat but dairy cream is 19.1g. Lastly Alpro cream gives 0.4g of fibre but dairy cream is 0g. A 30ml serving will be 37 calories which is (2%) of your daily intake and 0.5g of sugars which is (1%) also of your daily allowance so looking at both Alpro is for the best and isn't too bad in terms of health, within moderation.

        So, this cream doesn't really have much of a smell to it but it is a cream colour, quite runny in consistency. On its own this has more of an oaty like taste but strangely when poured on desserts this tastes just like any other single cream I have ever eaten and compliments cakes nicely. It tastes lovely and is a great lactose free alternative for people like me and is quite light to eat and is absorbed slightly by desserts but in a good way. You can serve quite a few people with this cream as it does go a long way which makes it very good value for money.

        I have had this a number of times and have felt fine after eating it, it is nice that I can eat cream and not feel funny after it. If you like soya milk or if like myself you are lactose intolerant but love some cream or want to make dishes which need single cream in them, you now know you can use this. It is good quality cream and to be honest once opened I usually find it is gone before the five days are up, it keeps for the amount of time it states roughly five days.

        For a 250ml pot I paid 99p which is not too bad at all for it and quite a good price.

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      • Twinings Breakfast / Tea / 18 Readings / 17 Ratings
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        16.08.2014 12:04
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        A Breakfast Brew

        So, to begin with taking the teabag out of its individual sachet is easy each has a slight cut line on the top right so you just rip this even more to get the teabag out. The teabag is a nice shape and has the drawstring wrapped around it, just unravel it and then it is ready to dip into a mug. This tea is described on the box as being a bright & refreshing tea and being an invigorating amber coloured tea with a full bodied taste. This doesn't give a lot away but is does make it sound very intriguing.

        I boil the kettle and just leave this hanging over the edge of the mug and as I pour the boiling hot water in that rich scent rises from the mug. My tea turns a beautiful golden amber colour as promise and I leave it to brew for a good three to four minutes as recommended for a great taste. I don't like my tea too strong though so usually judge it by the colour. Once it is ready to take the teabag out I just add a splash of milk for a beautiful warm golden colour and my tea is ready to drink.

        I usually drink this in the morning when I wake up and have it with my breakfast as it is aptly named. This flavour wakes me up as it is rich and full of flavour and it just has a more rich tea taste than any other brand. It is really nice to have this in the morning and it seems so distinct and it is hard to say what exact taste as it is a traditional tea taste really. The tea can be served without milk but I feel milk just makes it that bit more comforting to drink this and I do love it.

        I think anyone who loves a normal cup of tea will love English Breakfast as essentially that is what it is but it is a lot more rich in flavour. It has more depth to it than the average brand but it works very well and I love the taste of this. I feel it is worth paying a bit more to get Twinings, you may not want it every morning but maybe for a treat or days when you want something richer then this is the right one to try as it just seems a lot more exciting to drink this and I'll gladly buy it again.

        This tea can be purchased at any supermarkets, you can buy in different sizes. Going by Tesco prices, 50 teabags normally cost £3.29 b, 100 teabags are £4.40 and 200 are £7.49.

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        09.08.2014 13:55
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        Healthy Chicken Snack

        Mug Shots contain no artificial colours or preservatives and for allergy purposes they contain cow's milk, wheat gluten and barley gluten. So, these snacks are made up of ribbon noodles in a chicken flavoured sauce with sweetcorn and mushrooms, it is a nice combination and you do get a good balance of all. My main worry was that it would hardly have any noodles but this is not the case at all.

        The nutritional information is quite important to me, they do it per sachet which is the best way. A typical 245g sachet contains 248 calories, 6.6g of protein, 51.5g of carbohydrates which is the worst part and 2.2g of sugar. Also, 1.2g of fat which is really good and 2.5g of fibre which again is really good, the carbs are the worst part of it. To make this snack all you need to do is boil a kettle of water and rip open a sachet and pour the contents into a decent sized mug. You need to add the hot water, I never fill the mug right up.

        I tend to fill it up to an inch under the rim of the mug as anymore water than that, which I have done previously, can make the snack really water and bland tasting which is not nice. Just fill it here and give it a good stir and then wait for a good five minutes, if you don't wait the noodles might be crunchy and it isn't the most pleasant. I usually wait a little bit longer than five minutes just to let it cool down slightly and also to make sure the noodles are perfect. On this Mug Shot the sauce doesn't tend to thicken but once left for the right amount of time all of the corn will be the right texture and the mushrooms.

        I think you get a great amount of noodles in this snack, the more you put your fork in big bundles keep coming out. It is best to keep stirring to make sure you get no big lumps of powder and noodle which haven't been stirred. The sauce is a light brown colour but it works very well with the noodles. The whole snack tastes really good and is the right amount really, sometimes I'd love a little bit more.

        This chicken flavour is great, it really is, if you stick to the right amount of water and stir, there should never be any problems with it. These are great on the go and if I have these for lunch at work they tend to keep me going until the end of the day which is really what you want. These are perfect for any age and they are so handy to have in the house. The chicken flavour is very nice and so different from the other Mug Shots but it is a lot lighter which is why it is nice that it tastes good too.

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        07.08.2014 20:51
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        • "easy to make"
        • "tastes nice"

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        Thai Flavours In A Mug

        With this flavour, it is very different from the others as the sauce is not as watery which I like, the thickest sauce on a Mug Shot is in the cheese one but I like the consistency of this one. For allergy reasons, this does contain cow's milk, wheat gluten and egg and also this snack as described as being ribbon noodles in a Thai style sauce with peppers and herbs. It really is a snack in a mug, you just need to make sure you don't use too big a mug or it might be too much water, I just use an average sized mug and it always turns out really nice with this snack. In a typical packet of these you will get 55g.

        To make the snack you just add water to about an inch under the rim of the mug and always ensure you store closed packets in a cool dry place. Give it a good stir to avoid having big lumps in it and then leave it to lie for a good five minutes or more if needed. In a sachet 268g when water is added it will be 212 calories, 3.8g of protein, 41.3g of carbohydrates and 3.5g of fat. It is also 2.4g of fibre and 2.1g of sugars, it isn't the healthiest of flavours but it isn't the worst either. The calories take up 11% of your daily guideline allowance and 28% of your salt content allowance.

        Once the snack is ready you will know as the noodles will be very flimsy like noodles should be and they will be stringy and cooked. The sauce is a light cream colour and it has the peppers and herbs in there which do give great flavour, it has a sweetness and a slight spice at the same time, very Thai but it is great. The sauce works so well with the noodles, it can be very hot when cooked so be careful when eating. I find this mixes well and I haven't ever had any big lumps in these as I make sure I stir it well enough, the noodles have to be left to cook or it can be horrible if they still have a crunch to them.

        The Thai flavour is that bit more special, I like that it has a bit of spice to it but being that bit more calories than the others it seems to fill me up for a lot longer. I'll have this for my lunch and it'll keep me going which is what is so good about it and to carry into work the packet is easy to fit into my bag. I think this flavour is great if you like Thai flavours and a slight spice to your lunch. The noodles are great and there is a lot of them in this and there is a good balance of noodles and sauce making this the perfect snack. Sold at Home Bargains for 33p.

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      • 4 Pics 1 Word / Apps / 15 Readings / 15 Ratings
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        02.08.2014 09:56
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        • "good enough game to pass time"

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        • " eventually"
        • "novelty wears off"
        • "noises are annoying"

        Novelty Wears Off

        To begin with, it is best to explain in more detail what exactly the game is, you get four pictures which all usually have a message in common and from this you have blank boxes, four if it is a four letter word, and eight if it is an eight letter word. Under this are jumbled letters, from these jumbled up letters there will be the right letters which make up the word you are looking for. The pictures should make it easy to guess what it is but sometimes they are not the most obvious of photos and so it can make it all a bit hard to guess.

        If you are getting really stuck, you can use some coins to get hints but I try so hard not to do this as I want to keep my coins. I'm sure it uses something like 60 coins a time but of course the more you get right the more coins you will earn. Sometimes, even getting a hint can be really useless as they might give you a letter that you already knew was in there so it isn't helpful but like Hangman, the letter will be placed exactly where it is meant to be in the word to help you guess. If you type letters in and you get it wrong, you don't lose anything and you can tap the letter and it will drop back into the letter pile at the bottom so it clears the space.

        Each time you pass a round, in the red circle at the top, it tells you what round you are on and in the top right it says how many coins you have. An example is that on my screen I have an image of a girl squeezing out paint, lots of road signs, a socket with overloaded plugs and a hammer hitting down, the letters I've been given are OIRQLLEAKOYV so the answer is 'Overkill'. Instantly it moves onto the next round, it is strange with this game as sometimes it will be really easy like all photos could have a red item and the answer could easily be 'Red' but then there are some complex images that don't make sense so they mix it up in terms of how easy it is.

        The parts of this game which annoy me are the sound effects as they can get really irritating. Also, on the iPhone, there are a lot of pop up adverts that can get irritating if you click them by accident, other than this though I haven't got any problems with the game. If you get stuck on a level, it can make me want to not play for a while but you can always show others and get help if you are stuck. Everytime you get a word correct, it adds 4 points to your coins which isn't bad. It is a fun game to play and it passes the time.

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