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The first time I tried it I was very pleased with the initial result- I got good coverage and it was very easy to apply due to the brush- I use a foundation brush anyway so I used to this method of application- some others who don't use a brush may have found this tricky. The overall effect was a good matt finish that covered any marks and blemishes.
However- being used to Double Wear I was very disappointed with the staying power of this foundation. I found that about 4 hours after application that it had gone patchy and flaky in the areas that I had dry skin- not a good look! I have combination skin and I found that it dried out on my dry patches and slipped off easily on the areas of my face that were oily.
Also, after a few weeks use the brush fell off- yes I could put it back on but it shouldn't fall off in the first place!
Overall- I like the initial look the foundation gives but it just has no staying power. I have not bought this again and don't think I will.
This stepper is great, it is very solidly build, and it is adjustable to 6, 8 or 10 inches off the ground- so great for people of all heights and fitness levels! While using this stepper it remained solid and does not move while I am struggling to get up and down. It is also non slip- which is great- the last thing you want is to be slipping during your exercise routine!
The set up instructions only contained pictures and no words, so you have to figure out a lot of things for yourself- which is the biggest disadvantage.
I use this stepper five times a week. It has made such a difference- I feel fitter and stronger and have lost a few ponds. I tend to use it while I watch TV which makes the time go in faster and I don't get as tired as I do when just using it with music.
I would recommend this stepper to people who want to improve their fitness in the comfort of their own home- not all of us want to or feel comfortable going to the gym so this is a great alternative! Though I have to say that you need the determination not to give up after a week as many people do with home equipment.
A down side to this stepper is that it is bulky to have lying about the house- so make sure you have somewhere to store it as its not something you want lying in the middle of your sitting room!
There is also a great choice step dvd's out there in the shops- there's one to suit everyone so don't be put off by the first one you try- they are not all the same!
I am a lover of white wine. I love nothing better than sitting with a good book with a glass of wine in my garden- however I can't stand warm wine at all- so I decided to invest in a wine cooler- one that I could use in the garden and also would look good on my dining room table. This wine cooler exceeded my expectations. I wanted something simple and nice looking. This cooler does exactly what it says on the tin- and looks good in the process! It is very sleek and elegant looking. The great thing is that not a single drop of water will spill or leak on the table. Also, It lasts ages and therefore you can drink a whole bottle without it going warm or having to go back and forth to the fridge. The VacuVin Prestige Table top Wine Cooler is also very portable and can be taken to any room in the house, with absolutely no hassle. What is also very important is that it needs no batteries and there's no unsightly wires I recommend this product 100%! The only minor difficulty is in taking the bottle out of the cooling container. The chilling panel hugs the bottle so tightly it is a little difficult to remove the bottle. However this is not too big a deal and is probably the reason why it is so effective at keeping wine cool! I would definitely recommend this to any wine lovers out there looking to keep their white and rose wine nice and chilled- this will definitely do the trick!
This mask works like a dream!
I am a lover of facemasks and have used hundreds throughout the years trying to find one that really works with my skin! I finally have found the one- I need look no further!
The tube it comes in is quite small metal tube like many of Dr. Hauschka's products and this initially is quite off-putting due to the price, however don't be fooled- a little goes a long way and you'll love the results from this mask!
It can be used in two different ways:
Option 1: you can let it sit for 15 minutes as a cleansing facemask.
Option 2: you can make it a 1 week intensive treatment as a thin layer under your day cream.
The results from this product are absolutely fantastic!
I'm usually a doubtful person when it comes to products that promise the world, but this product does exactly what it says it does.
It is amazing at healing scars, redness and spots.
Dr. Hauschka - Rejuvenating Mask makes your skin really healthy and glowing (especially when you use it as a 1 week treatment).
The face mask is non-greasy and works very well with oily skin. If you burst a spot, the mask will make the scar disappear in a fraction of the usual healing time.
The only downside to this product is that it is expensive- it is definitely a luxury product however it's well worth the money for glowing healthy skin!
It's too fabulous not to purchase, no matter its price.
The Boots 17 range is not usually where I would look for make up or nail polish as I associate their products with teen girls. However, I was looking for a nail polish to go with an outfit that I had bought for a wedding and I just could not find a colour that matched my dress.
I looked for ages and feeling defeated decided to check out the 17 range and there it was- the perfect colour to match my outfit for the wedding- 17 collection Lasting Fix Nail Polish in colour "Glisten".
Now to say I wasn't hoping for much is an understatement- but it was the only colour I could find and as it was very cheap at £2.99, I decided to go ahead hoping that Lasting Fix would mean it lasted a good while.
This nail polish really surprised me! The colour was lovely on; really bright and glossy- it looked just as good as the more expensive nail polishes on the market. It was also really easy to apply not at all thick or sticky- although I would have preferred a thicker brush personally.
The down sides were that I found was that it took three coats to get the desired colour and coverage- but for £2.99 you can hardly complain about that. Also, it took ages for each coat to dry- I had to reapply a number of times as I smudged the polish by not realising that it was still wet.
The nail polish lasted about 48 hours before I had to reapply as it did chip quite easily- however when worn with a top coat it lasts longer.
All in all I would recommend this polish as a good low price product. I certainly will look at the 17 Lasting Fix range again!
As I had tried the bath and body wash- I decided to invest in some TLC for my fee and bought the Apple Mint Foot Scream as I was going on holiday. My feet are definitely the part of my body that I forget about the most- and as I was going to be wearing flip flops and sandals they needed some attention.
I will never go back to any other scrubs! Basically, this is a 2 in 1 product- a scrub and a moisturising cream all in one! The scent is beautiful- really refreshing and zingy! It's a good strong smell that really makes you feel happy. Once I was done using this scrub which is so easy to use- not at all messy like some others- my feet felt like I'd been for a day at the spa. The product last ages too!
They felt soft, clean and were I had peeling, cracked skin before was now replaced with soft glowing skin. I have used this scrub every week for the past few months and my feet have never looked and felt so good! It's especially great after a hard day on your feet as the mint is so cooling and refreshing! It's a great product that is a good price that you will not be disappointed with! Full marks! The whole apple mint range is amazing- I stock up any time it is on offer and all the products last ages!
I have been completely underwhelmed by my first electric razor experience.
It's very average at best and I got an ok wet and dry shave from it. But to be honest, quite simply, it does not shave as close as a bladed razor does. Yes it is quick & convenient - but if you want smooth legs with no stubble then buy a manual bladed razor instead.
Also, you need a plug adapter if you do not have a standard razor socket in your bathroom.
I found the design is very old fashioned as well- it looks like something you would have bought in the early 1990's! In general I am very disappointed with this and wish I hadn't of wasted the money to be honest- I should have just bought my normal Venus razor instead! It's not the cheapest on the market either which is why I'm even more annoyed about this experience! Don't waste your money ladies!
I was bought this as a gift years ago and have always had a bottle ever since. I absolutely love this perfume! It's the best one I've found for every day wear- and I often get compliments about it!
I love natural, light scents and this is such a lovely feminine scent that is very like baby powder. It's a very clean smell that isn't heavy and lasts for ages! The bottle is also very cute and looks great on any dressing table! It's girly and feminine and looks the part! The tin that the bottle comes in is also very cute! In terms of price you can't beat this perfume! It's so cheap that you can afford to replace your old bottles straight away which many of my friends can't always do with their more expensive scents. It's a great scent for a young girl as it's not too mature or over powering- I first got this when I was 14 and have been using it ever since. It's a great gift or even if you just want to treat yourself!
As a massive reader- my house was beginning to cram up with books and I was very quickly running out of places to store them. I had heard about Kindles but wasn't sure it was for me as I work at a computer all day and didn't fancy spending my evening reading another screen in the evenings so I put off buying one.
A few months ago I took ill, and ended up in hospital for five days. During this time my husband bought me a kindle so I could read in bed during my stay. I have never looked back since! This is the greatest invention! So handy, easy to read and use , can store all the books I could possibly want and is light so I can pop it in my bag without it taking up too much space. I have found that it is not as straining on the eyes as I thought it would be- at least it's no more so than a book and the battery life is great.
I would definitely recommend one of these for any keen reader- it's so much better than carrying around bulky books and it saves me money as to download the books is cheaper than buying a hard copy. It's also very easy to set up and buy a book which is great.
When we moved house- we noticed very quickly that our cats had fleas- to my absolute horror. I instantly went about buying every flea treatment, cleaners, spray etc. that I could find.
I had collars on the cats, powers, spot on treatments etc. but nothing seemed to work- I was spending a fortune buying these products.
I decided to bring the cats to the vet to see if they could help- and instantly they asked me if I'd tried the flea tablets. I hadn't- as I didn't think they would work. The vet advised me to try these and so off I went to buy some- choosing these when I entered the pet shop.
They were a little pricey however I was at the stage where I didn't care how much they cost as long as they worked. I gave the cats the tablets and off they went about their business as usual. I noticed within half an hour that the cats were scratching more than usual- however it says that this means it is working- GREAT!
The next day I could visibly see that the fleas were dead and had fallen off the cats and on to the floor by their bedding- so a quick hoover and they were all gone- it was great! We give the cat these every 6 months and fingers crossed we have never had a flea problem since. I think they are a great product that really does work- all pet owners should invest in these for your pet- there is also tablets for dogs too!
This was my first car- and it took me a very long time to decide on what I wanted. When I finally did decide to go for this- I was very excited and to be honest I have never been let down by this car!
It's a very small and compact car yes, but it has enough space for the shopping and it fits the average driver fine. I am small so it really suited me- however my husband is a big man and looks silly in this car- it is more of a woman's car.
Also, it has a very small engine- which for me was fine but others may not like this as it takes quite a while to get up any sort of speed on a motorway. It is great for town or city driving as its small and is very easy to park.
Inside is very stylish and has a great CD player- the air conditioning is also great but the heater takes a while to heat up which is not nice in the cold mornings going to work.
On the whole I love my wee car- its low tax, low insurance and is perfect for me. I can understand however that it is not for everyone but it certainly is a great first car for anyone!
I bought this machine after a lot of research and debate- but in the end I decided I trusted the Panasonic brand and that I'd spend a little extra on the "quality " their name suggests.
At first I found this machine very good- it wasn't too complicated and was easy enough for even the least technical of our family to use- so all was well. However- about 3 months after getting this player, I noticed that it seemed to be having trouble reading the dvd's and kept turning itself off. This was very annoying especially when you were trying to watch a movie or the kids a cartoon- it took ages for the player to read the disc- one time I waited nearly an hour until it decided to work. I don't know if it is all of these players or just mine but I was very disappointed and decided that I wasn't going to pay for the Panasonic name again= it completely put me off for future purchases.
I bought this when I was in town as my husband was not well and I wanted to keep an eye on his temperature.
I bought this one as it was cheap and thought it would definitely do the job- i didn't want to spend a lot of money on a thermometer.
Well- basically this thermometer did not work at all- in fact the temperatures it gave were completely wrong when checked in a doctor's surgery.
My husband obviously had a high temperature- but this thermometer told us that his temperature was 35'C which obviously it was not. The highest temperature it told us was 36.1'C which was completely wrong in fact the doctor took his temperature with his thermometer a few minutes later and it read 38.6'C! A slight difference don't you think!
The fact that this thermometer was reading low could be very dangerous and really needs to be sorted out!
Don't waste your money and don't risk your health by relying on this thermometer!
I bought this test as it was the cheapest I could find in Semi-Chem- I didn't have very much money on me at the time and really needed to find out if I was pregnant or not.
I took this test home and sat and read the instructions twice to make sure I understood exactly what to do.
My first criticism was that there is not container to urinate in to so you have to find your own container. Secondly the strips are so small, fiddly and look cheap- this made me a bit sceptical about how accurate they are.
Well my scepticism was justified as the test told me that I was not pregnant. This was very upsetting for me as I had been trying to have a baby for a few months- so after my disappointment I stored the remaining test in my bathroom cabinet.
A week later I still had all the symptoms of being pregnant so I tried the other test- which again was negative- but this time I knew that it was likely I was pregnant so I went to my doctor who was able to confirm this was in fact the case.
These tests don't work or at least they don't work as early in pregnancy as they say they do. They are however a cheap test and you get what you pay for. I would suggest either buying another brand or going to your doctor if you think you are pregnant.
As I was growing up I watched my mother using this product religiously and her skin always looked fantastic. When I reached my 20's I decided I needed to find a product that would be good to my skin and without thinking twice decided to go for this product- that was about 5 years ago and I haven't looked back since.
This product is great on my skin- it keeps my skin soft and gives it the moisture it needs but without making it greasy. Also the fluid is very light- not at all heavy or thick like some other creams.
I truly believe that this is one of the classic products that every woman needs in her skincare regime. Its gentle and kind- doesn't irritate or sting my skin. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a reliable product that really does what it says it does.
Also, its a great price- not too ecpensive like some of the other creams on the market today. It really is a brand and product you can trust.