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      26.03.2015 18:46
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      • "Comes with 5 attachments!!"
      • "Ideal for legs + bikini line - maybe more!"
      • "Leaves legs feeling so smooth!"
      • "Feminine design"

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      A product I rely on to stay feeling feminine!!

      The Braun Silk-épil 7 751 Dual Wet Dry Epilator is an excellent shaving device for women, ideal for shaving the legs and bikini area although it could likely do more (I have only tested two places). It leaves legs feeling silky smooth as it is designed very well with 40 tweezers which bend and grip hair, reaching even the shortest of hairs from as little as 0.5mm. It has 2 'speeds' and works efficiently no matter which is chosen!

      The cosmetic design of it is what most attracted me to it - I was very impressed with the careful design to the tweezers on it to ensure removal of any hairs. I also love how it leaves your legs and bikini line smooth and not irritated, whether used in the wet or the dry. The sides are textured to ensure it's easy to hold and won't slip out of your hand also, which is a huge safety feature. I love how it doesn't cut your skin or pull at the hair while it works - it's a complete pain free experience. The epilator has quite a pretty colour scheme and looks discreet and feminine.

      A feature I enjoy is that it has a 'pivoting head' also, of which means the epilator can extend to even the most awkward of angles and reach hairs from 15 degrees forward and 15 degrees back. This is hugely helpful for doing under the back of the knee or the inside of the thigh.

      There is a light to help eliminate lighter, finer hairs but while I like the fact this feature is an option I've never used it - a well lit room is usually all that's really needed to get rid of all the hairs.

      The epilator comes with 5 attachments and a shaver head + trimmer cap. For £149.99 on Boots I found it a brilliant bargain and well worth the money - I haven't had to wax since buying it, saving at least £35 in the process!

      The epilator is cordless and fully charges in the space of an hour. It is also fully waterproof, all over, ensuring it can be properly cleaned after use and won't be damaged. It even comes with a cleaning brush although I prefer to just clean it with water and/or a cloth.

      I bought the epilator on a whim after complaining about the price of leg waxing to a friend after she recommended this. I didn't really expect much from it but all I was thinking was how much I would save on leg waxes if it did work - and I was impressed! It's literally like the effect of leg waxing without the pain and stress and it leaves the skin hairless for even longer. I've never owned one before but this one is fantastic and I couldn't recommend it enough for someone looking for both quality, design and affordability!

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    • Caudalie Divine Oil / Caudalie / 15 Readings / 12 Ratings
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      02.03.2015 15:11
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      • " and beautiful smell"
      • "Makes skin glow"

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      • none

      I will buy again for the Next Month

      No matter what I use in my shower or bath, my skin always feels dry and tight afterwards without moisturising. Sometimes a slather of body butter all over feels like such a chore though.
      This wonder multi-use product contains a blend of four precious oils including grape, hibiscus, sesame and organ oils. The scent is very comforting but fresh and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth. The bottle has a spray applicator which I personally think is fantastic for an oil as it cuts out any pouring, over spill and general mess. The bottle has a simple design yet feels super luxurious with it. Great for using as a normal body oil, Caudalie Divine also suitable for using on your face, hair and cuticles (and in the bath!); and I'm very pleased to report that it hasn't made me break out unlike some other 'multi-purpose' oils I have tried in the past.
      Caudalie Divine Oil is on the pricier side of soils, but as you can use it all over the body, put with the spray bottle so you don't use too much, the cost per use is brought right back down. Cheaper oils are often filled with waste such as inexpensive mineral oil so for a bottle to be filled to the brim with natural goodness is great! I tend to overdo it with products like this but Caudalie offering is effective enough without being too heavy on the skin.
      It is an elaborate purchase, but I definitely rather use something like this instead of either waiting an age for heavy lotions to sink or even worse, skipping the moisturising step altogether. Two thumbs up! Are you a fan of Caudalie?

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      • Bell's Whisky / Spirits / 29 Readings / 24 Ratings
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        30.12.2014 19:13
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        • "All round ok"
        • Warming
        • smooth
        • Cheap

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        • "A bit bitter for me!"

        A great whisky for the price!

        I'm not a spirit drinker. I may be a girly woman but I like a pint of lager more than anything else as I like a long drink and drinking spirits always makes me cross, narky and basically doesn't suit my personality at all and one thing I really don't like is whisky.

        So why did I end up with this whisky I hear you ask?! I'm full of a cold that is now approaching the fifth week. I'm sure like me you've heard allsorts about curing a cold and I have had loads of advice lately! Take Echinacea every day said one person, well I did that years ago and was no better for using it! Take Vitamin C....well I do every day and still got a cold. Drink Beechams and get in the hottest bath you can stand and go bed with the heating on full blast under two quilts offered someone else....tried it didn't work!

        The problem with alcohol and a cold is this, and I know cos it happened to me. Alcohol can dehydrate you and nothing is a lot worse than waking up hung-over when feeling poorly. There is not a jot of proof either that alcohol can help with colds or flu. For me though I felt this whisky was worth a go, to relax me and I have to admit it did soothe my chest and help to stop me coughing and whilst consuming this I didn't take any medication and neither did I polish off the bottle I had a couple of tots in warm lemonade, late at night to try to help me to sleep and....well it really did!

        The Packaging:

        This comes in several different sizes, of course all differently priced. My bottle holds 20cl and cost me £5.29 and its a squarish, thick clear glass bottle with a twist on/off cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that the company was established in 1825 and that it contains 40% Volume and then on the back label we are told a bit about the company and founder, given alcohol consumption advice and contact details for the manufacturer are given.

        The Whisky:

        Golden in colour and flat its slightly bitter in flavour with a natural sweetness. You can mix it with whatever you like of course or have it straight or on the rocks, me I find this far too bitter on its own and have done in the past as I do now so always mix it with pop!

        Its warming, rich and smooth although a bit bitter. It is high in alcohol content
        with my small bottle containing 8 units and it does give me bad indigestion however I find this helpful to have a small amount as it did stop me coughing for a time!

        Also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          30.12.2014 17:15
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          • "Can be purchased quite cheaply"
          • "Taste pleasant"

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          • "Hasn't helped my sore throat at all!"

          I need more than Max Stength for this cold!

          For the past 4 weeks now I have been suffering with a really nasty cold that keeps mutating. One day I'm not so bad and then bang I'm back to square one and full of it, the most annoying part is how the cold keeps changing so trying to medicate it is really difficult and of course costly. I have had a dry cough, chesty one and at moment it is tickly as hell with mucus, my throat is killing me and I keep being sick. Course I have runny nose, can't stop sneezing, one minute I'm hot, next I'm cold and I am so fed up of sneezing and I think I can't seem to shift it but its not helped I don't think by everyone I seem to be coming into contact with lately are ill as well!

          So I got these to try to soothe my throat of course. I paid £1.00 for my box in Poundland and the box contained 20 lozenges and they came in plastic and foil backed 'trays'. On the box we are clearly told what they are and who they are by and that they contain Anaesthetic and are Antibacterial and Soothing and contain Hexylresorcinol, Benzalkonium and a Chloride Solution then other information on the back of the box includes being told a bit about the lozenges, warnings, dosage advice and contact details for the manufacturer are given.

          The Lozenges:

          From 7 years old you can consume one of these every 3 hours, they are not suitable for children under 7.

          They are quite large, round, yellow and look glassy and have a slight scent of lemon to them. Taste wise these are pleasant enough, mainly lemon in flavour and you simply suck one and it slowly dissolves. They do have a slight numbing effect though sadly for me only the tip of my tongue goes numb and not really anything else!

          Although pleasant and sweet in flavour these though, for me are pretty ineffective. I don't feel they give me any relief, they certainly don't help my cough and my throat is still sore and feels like cut glass. They are meant to contain antiseptic to help heal the throat and get rid of germs, however I have been using these regularly and like I said at the start of my review I have been ill now going on for 5 weeks.

          Maybe they would be effective for lesser issues than I have but I can't say I would be buying them again as I have found them a waste a total waste of my money and would rather buy a packet of Lockets or Soothers!

          This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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            14.12.2014 11:27
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            • Versatile
            • Cheap
            • Tasty

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            • None!

            A cheapo baguette!

            I often buy Part baked baguettes. I recently found myself in my local Sainsbury's store as I was with my parents who needed to grab some stuff on the hop and I found myself mooching about and remembered I needed a couple of packs of these and a pack of 2 of these cost me just 50p which I thought was great value for my pennies!

            Now I love part baked baguettes. They are great for me to simply fill as a quick snack, look great freshly baked on a table sliced plus give a nice aroma to my home as my guests arrive and add to that I use them to make home made pizzas and garlic bread so I am usually found with a couple of packs of these in my freezer at any given time!

            These come in a see through plastic wrapper with orange sections on it and on it we are told what they are who they are by, and we are told how to heat them up, ingredients and nutritional information is given, the weight is stated (300g) and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. This is basic packaging however it is it informative as it needs to be and its the bread that always counts to me anyway!

            What you get is two large and quite heavy white baguettes and you can cook these from frozen or not in the oven which takes about 10 minutes or so. They look rustic and when they come out of the oven they should be golden brown and hard to the outside of them and soft and fluffy on the inside.

            I slice these up when I am eating mine just because the outside is so crunchy and I have sensitive teeth. These are plain in flavour however I appreciate that! I like them and think they look great on a dining table in a wicker basket and of course are tummy fillers, they are lovely sliced drizzled with a little olive oil and served with cheese, olives, ham and sundried tomatoes and because of their plain flavour they are a great for turning into pizzas and garlic bread and the likes!

            At just 25p per baguette and 184 Calories and 0.2g Saturated Fat per 1/4 of a baguette I think these are great value, versatile and very tasty indeed!

            Only available to purchase from Sainsbury's stores.

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            14.12.2014 11:27
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            • Versatile
            • Cheap
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            • None!

            A cheapo baguette!

            I often buy Part baked baguettes. I recently found myself in my local Sainsbury's store as I was with my parents who needed to grab some stuff on the hop and I found myself mooching about and remembered I needed a couple of packs of these and a pack of 2 of these cost me just 50p which I thought was great value for my pennies!

            Now I love part baked baguettes. They are great for me to simply fill as a quick snack, look great freshly baked on a table sliced plus give a nice aroma to my home as my guests arrive and add to that I use them to make home made pizzas and garlic bread so I am usually found with a couple of packs of these in my freezer at any given time!

            These come in a see through plastic wrapper with orange sections on it and on it we are told what they are who they are by, and we are told how to heat them up, ingredients and nutritional information is given, the weight is stated (300g) and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. This is basic packaging however it is it informative as it needs to be and its the bread that always counts to me anyway!

            What you get is two large and quite heavy white baguettes and you can cook these from frozen or not in the oven which takes about 10 minutes or so. They look rustic and when they come out of the oven they should be golden brown and hard to the outside of them and soft and fluffy on the inside.

            I slice these up when I am eating mine just because the outside is so crunchy and I have sensitive teeth. These are plain in flavour however I appreciate that! I like them and think they look great on a dining table in a wicker basket and of course are tummy fillers, they are lovely sliced drizzled with a little olive oil and served with cheese, olives, ham and sundried tomatoes and because of their plain flavour they are a great for turning into pizzas and garlic bread and the likes!

            At just 25p per baguette and 184 Calories and 0.2g Saturated Fat per 1/4 of a baguette I think these are great value, versatile and very tasty indeed!

            Only available to purchase from Sainsbury's stores.

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            • Sainsburys Basics Jaffa Cakes / Snacks / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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              14.12.2014 10:55
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              • Cheap

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              • "Not enough marmalade per cake!"

              Cheapo version of a jaffa cake!

              I love Jaffa Cakes which is why when I spotted these budget friendly 'Basic' ones for just 50p a pack I was unable to resist them recently when I was shopping in Sainsbury's.

              They come in very cheap and economy looking outer packaging which is white and orange in colour and gives us all the information we need like telling us what they are and who they are by, ingredients and nutritional information is given, the weight is stated (which is 135g) and contact details for Sainsbury's are clearly listed.

              The Jaffa Cakes:

              What I got for my money was 12 of them and basically they have thick sponge bases, a slither of smooth and zingy marmalade and then rippled and slightly crispy plain chocolate to the top of each one, in appearance they look good quality and even have a nice chocolaty aroma and they are suitable for Vegetarians.

              I like the nice round shape of these and the fact that they look nice however I have only one complaint sadly. The sponge bases are nice enough and the chocolate enough though slightly bitter though that is what we expect from a plain chocolate, its the orange marmalade that isn't enough! What there is, is tasty and zingy, sticky and really tasty however we could do with a bit more of it!

              These contain a whopping 184 calories each and 0.6g of Saturated Fat and although these are nice and tasty and of good size I can't warrant that amount of calories per cake/biscuit and wish there was just a bit more marmalade in each one!

              Only available from Sainsbury's at 50p per pack however at the moment Mcvities Jaffa Cakes which contain the same amount as these cakes (?) cost only £1.25 a box and me....well I'd rather pay a bit more and get those to be honest with you!

              Only available from Sainsbury's stores.

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                13.12.2014 19:46
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                • "The gravy is lovely!"
                • "Quite filling though is a small portion"
                • "Quick to heat in the microwave"

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                • " however it is a healthy eating product!"
                • "Small portion"

                A healthy hot pot!

                Last week I got struck down by a really bad cold and couldn't get to the shops so simply used really what I had in which was soup and that anyway but as soon as I felt able to off I went to the shops to do a major stock up on food for me and my cat and to get essential cold relief items!

                In Farmfoods I spotted Weightwatchers meals on offer at any 5 of them for just £4.00. There wasn't an amazing selection on offer at that sort of price however my favourite chicken hotpot was in the mix and I got a couple of these and a lasagne and so on.

                Years ago I successfully followed the Weight Watchers diet and shed about 6 stone so I am very familiar with this and the Tesco Ligher Living range and always appreciated the quality of 'Heinz' products, which of course this is one of those.

                The Packaging:

                The Outer box is purple in colour with a photograph of the meal on front of it along with of course being told what the meal is and who it is by, we are told that this meal counts as 1 of our 5 a day, that it contains 7 Weightwatchers points per meal and there is an at a glance nutritional chart then other information listed on the box includes being told how to can cook it (you can heat this in the oven or in the microwave from frozen) the ingredients and a full nutritional chart are shown, the weight of the meal is given which is 320g and contact details for Heinz are listed. The meal comes in a squarish plastic tray with peel off see through plastic covering it.

                The Meal:

                It takes about 45 minutes in the oven to cook or 8 minutes in the microwave, I microwave everything I possibly can and cant see the point in a ready meal being put in the oven anyway to be honest!

                Once heated what you get is not a lot of beef mince though it is lean, thick gravy infused with red wine, slithers of onions, cubes of carrot and a few peas topped off with rounds of thinly sliced and pale even when cooked potato scallops.

                Although I feel the portion is rather small and the potato's a bit soggy I do rather like this meal. The gravy is rich and tasty....the best bit I think, yes it could do with more mince but then it isn't going to be so healthy! The vegetables taste fresh, sweet and well cooked though not one bit soggy. The potatoes on this according to the information given on the box should be crispy they are not however they do taste nice enough!

                Each meal provides just 261 Calories and 2.1g of Saturated Fat and I simply put some veg with it!

                This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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              • Sainsbury's Basics Pizza / Ready Meals / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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                13.12.2014 18:11
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                • "Its ok"

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                • "Its nothing special!"

                Its basically a basic pizza!

                Not very often do I find myself in Sainsbury's however often I go out with my parents and can end up in all sorts of places and with not having transport usually I will browse and pick up bits and pieces when I can.

                I don't usually buy pizzas preferring to if ever I want one to buy one made and ready to eat, so that isn't often!

                However I spotted this in the freezer section costing just 65p for a large box and although the box appeared very cheap looking I decided to try one!

                The Packaging:

                As I have just mentioned the box does look cheap and that's due to the orange and white colourscheme that it has however we are clearly told what it is and who it is by on the front of it and there is a photograph shown of the pizza on there too and then on the back of the box other information listed includes being told how to heat it up, the ingredients and nutritional information is given and contact details for Sainsbury's are clearly stated. Inside the box the pizza is sealed within see-through plastic.

                To heat this up in the oven takes less than 20 minutes and frozen it looks rather pale and uninteresting to be honest. The base is a thickish bread one, the tomato puree doesn't quite go the edges of the pizza and the mozzarella cheese is grated though looked really scarce. This is simply a cheese and tomato pizza and very basic to look and to taste however....

                You can always get creative as I did. I added more grated cheese, some sliced tomato, mushrooms, onion and bacon and have to admit that I was impressed though I wasn't as it came and felt that it would have been rather plain and boring to eat!

                The base is crunchy and a bit hard in my opinion and the cheese added wasn't enough but by the time I finished with it I did really enjoy it however if you need to add your own ingredients then you may as well really buy a pizza for a pound to be honest!

                Easy to cook though and being 243g in weight it is a large pizza and half of it only contains 305 Calories and 3.8g of Saturated Fat which isn't all that bad for a pizza however then you do need to remember to add more calories and fat content if your adding to it.

                Not a bad pizza but juries out whether I would buy it again!

                Only available from Sainsburys stores.

                This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                13.12.2014 17:43
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                • "Its ok"

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                • "Its nothing special"

                Coconuts missing in action

                The other day I found myself in my local independent chemist and remembered I needed to stock up a bit on some shower products as I was running low and this was on offer for a pound. I quite simply liked the packaging of it and knew I was making a saving so with a couple of scents to choose from opted after a quick scent to purchase this one!

                The Packaging

                This comes in a see through plastic bottle that has a flip top lid to the top of it and on the front of it we are clearly told what is it and who it is by and that it is 250ml in size and that it is 97% natural and on the back of the bottle we are told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are given, we are told that from once using it to use it up within 12 months and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly given. Nice bottle, easy to use and its informative enough too and I do appreciate being able to see the light pink, creamy looking product through it so I know when to replace!

                In Use:

                Well this is said to be scented with coconut however it doesn't smell of coconut to my nostrils at all and to me smells a bit of roses with a plenty of a musky aroma and no matter what it smells of I do like it and define it as a feminine scent. It lathers up nicely though not overly so and feels really moisturising in use though not greasy. I was able to shave using this alone and it rinsed off simply and I was left feeling clean and fresh and scented with this gently for a few hours afterwards too.

                Though I can't rave about this simply due to it not lathering up as much as I appreciate I do like the fact that it gently moisturises my skin and I guess to sum up I'd say worth if it you see it like me on offer though I wouldn't pay more for it as it really isn't anything special!

                This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                13.12.2014 17:31
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                Didnt clear up my mucus problem!

                Last week I got knocked off my feet by a really, really horrible cold. I knew it wasn't flu cos I wasn't riddled with aches and pains, well no more than usual but honestly I was sneezing what felt all the time, my throat hurt and I had mucus in abundance coming out me nose one minute and getting stuck the next and it was badly in my chest which made me cough and choke. One of the worst things was my head generally hurt and I couldn't shake the headache off at all which led me to purchasing these when I did eventually get out and found myself in my local Poundland I got to stock up with a few branded products and these I know usually retail at about £4.00 a box for 16 tablets where as my box of 16 of course cost just a pound so I was more than happy to try them out.

                The Packaging:

                The tablets come in white plastic 'trays' which are foil backed, so easy to pop out and then the box is white and turquoise and on the front of it we are told what they are and who they are by and a little of what to expect from them and then on the back of the box other information listed includes being told a bit more about the product and dosage advice is given as well as the ingredients and contact details for the manufacturer being given and there is a leaflet in box giving yet more information.

                The Tablets:

                The dosage advice is simple. These are not suitable for under 12's and you can take 2 every 4 hours. They are not huge tablets and are easy to take with a gulp of water or you could even snap them in half if you wanted to!

                Each tablet contains 250mg of Paracetamol, 100mg Guaifeneris & 5mg of Phenylephrine which is meant to help relieve the symptoms of aches and pains, headaches, blocked noses, sore throats, chills and chesty coughs and I meant to be effective at reducing mucus and to clear the airways.

                I was hopeful that these would be really helpful to me, to at least help me breath easier and to stop my blocked nose giving me a pressure headache however I am sorry to say I didn't find I got any relief from these whatsoever. There was no less mucus, my nose stayed as blocked as before taking the tablets and so for me they were a waste of money sadly!

                Available from all good chemists etc.

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              • Lucozade Lemon / Soft Drink / 2 Readings / 1 Rating
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                13.12.2014 17:05
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                • "Intial zingy flavour woke me and mouth up!"

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                • "Didn't raise my energy levels"
                • "Far too sweet"

                A really good make up brush that won't let you down!

                One of the loves of my life is Lucozade, especially the original flavour and its something that I often purchase and enjoy whether it be in can or in bottle form.

                Just recently I have noticed other flavours within the range popping up including this one which is 'Cloudy Lemonade' and Strawberry so of course when I spotted this in a handy sized bottle with a retail price of 95p but in a discount store 29p I was unable to resist buying one!

                The Packaging:

                Well my bottle holds 380ml of the drink and it is plastic with a screw on/off cap to the top of it and the bottle itself is coloured yellow and black and on it we are of course told what it is and the flavour and that it is 'Great taste, half the sugar' and other information listed includes being told a bit about the drink, there is an at a glance nutritional chart as well as a full one given, the ingredients and size is stated and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly laid out.

                The Drink Itself:

                Best served cold this is in appearance indeed a cloudy looking lemonade with a sweet lemon aroma to it. Taste wise this is slightly sparkling rather than mega fizzy, slightly sour, very, very sweet and artificially tasting of lemons. It does pop flavour on the tongue and does feel very reviving. Of course this contains glucose that is meant to help give a bit of energy, I can't say it does that for me however the day I drank this when I was out and about shopping I was hungover and was shattered and this did wake me up due to the flavour.

                However this one 380ml bottle of the drink does contain 129 Calories and 15.6g of sugar, something that as a one off I would consume if it really helped with my energy levels however after drinking a whole bottle I got sick of it because although initially zingy and waking me up a bit it did get far too sweet for me and the lemon flavour felt really artificial and quite sickly.

                Worth a purchase if you see it cheaply though this certainly isn't one of my favourite flavours for sure.

                Google for a list of stockist if you really want to try it!

                This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                10.12.2014 23:45
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                • "Often on offer!"
                • "Long lasts in the bottle and on nails"
                • "Gives a great finish"
                • "Easy to apply"
                • "Great selection of colours"

                Disadvantages

                • "None at all"

                Makes me a nail pro!

                Just recently I got myself an Avon lady which has meant that I have been able to place quite a lot of orders once again and I have received a few very nice things of late and spent an awful lot of money!

                Nail polish isn't something that I invest in all that often to be honest. I only paint my toenails a couple of times a week if that and can't paint my fingernails due to biting them and them looking worse for it!

                However from time to time I do like to buy a couple of more up to date and fashionable colours which is why when I spotted these nail polishes at only £2.50 on offer instead of their usual retail price of a whopping £6.00 each I spotted a colour I really like the look of in the catalogue and opted for it!

                There are currently 20 shades to choose from, from a light lemon to a black and lots of pinks, blues, greens and neutrals too, really there is something for any woman to choose from!

                The packaging is simple. It comes in a squarish shaped glass bottle so see-through which holds 10 ml of the colour and it has a long black twist on/off lid that holds the good quality brush and on the bottle we are clearly told what the product is and so on, it looks nice, classy and not cheap to be fair to it.

                The colour I opted for is Berry Shimmer which is a really nice berry shade simply with a shimmer to it and no glitter particles.

                This nail polish is meant to be fortified with acrylic gel for strength and give us 12 days of lasting colour.

                I apply a couple of coats of this, its fast enough drying and gives me a nice colour and a nice shimmer and makes my nails appear strong. However I do not find this to give me 12 days of chip resistant colour even if I do use a top coat over it....no I find I get about 8 days....still that's flipping good in my book and I don't get any colour fade or anything!

                Ok so I don't get 12 days of perfect wear from it but over a week....even on my toes I've never had that before so am I going to have the cheek to moan? No I'm not!

                This doesn't stain my nails, removes easily with simple nail polish remover and has a great selection of colours and my advice to use...but this when on offer and grab a bargain!

                Only available from Avon.

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                  09.12.2014 18:58
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                  • "Cheap enough"

                  Disadvantages

                  • "Not very soft"
                  • "Not very absorbent"
                  • "Cheap toilet rolls"

                  False economy toilet rolls!

                  Everyone needs toilet roll right? Well I have been getting through it at the rate of knots not just for use in the bathroom but I also needed to use it as I have a bad cold at moment which has also led to a couple of bad nosebleeds.

                  I haven't been able to get out my house through feeling so poorly so my Mum took my shopping list and grabbed me a few bits and pieces whilst she was out and about and grabbed me a pack of these Sainsbury's 'Basics' Toilet Rolls in a 6 pack which are only available in white and cost her £2.10. I don't know if they can be bought in other sizes but they can't on the Sainsbury's website or in our local store.

                  They come stored in a plastic wrap which is mainly see through and on that we are clearly told what they are and so on, on it. It does look very cheap packaging, not that, that matters its always product that counts to me!

                  The Rolls:

                  Well like I say I got 6 of them and they were a brilliant white in colour and very plain to look at, not quilted or anything and I did feel that they were smaller than more famous branded toilet roll that I usually use.

                  There are about 400 sheets per roll and those sheets are large enough really and 2ply with easy to tear off perforations and the sheet size is 115mm x 98mm, so again a little smaller than I'm used to.

                  However I'm not keen on these at all. They are not very absorbent and although they tear off the roll simply enough the 2 ply falls apart in contact with liquid. They are not all that soft either and simply feel as cheap as they are really.

                  All in all I used them up but wasn't happy with them. Not soft enough, not absorbent enough and not as big as I'd like each sheet to be and really I feel that they are false economy as you use more per task and considering I can buy 4 Nicky toilet tissue in a pack of 4 of them for a pound which are great quality and larger rolls I would rather purchase those!

                  Only available from Sainsbury's.

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                  • Jamie's Christmas (DVD) / Documentary / 9 Readings / 7 Ratings
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                    09.12.2014 15:46
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                    • "Relaxed approach to cooking"
                    • "Plenty of hints and tips given"
                    • "Everything is fully explained"

                    Disadvantages

                    • "Hes cooking for about 11 people"
                    • "Alot of cost involved"

                    Having Christmas with Jamie!

                    My mate gave me this the other day after decluttering her home. I was too polite to say no ta I don't like Jamie and I don't cook Christmas dinner so I ended up with it!

                    However although I am a reasonably good cook and not killed anyone yet a roast dinner baffles me cos most of it is down to timings....something I have never understood....so I thought maybe it was a worthy watch after-all!

                    However this is a brilliant dvd as long as you can stand Jamie (which I did and actually rather liked him by the end of it to be fair) and some of the off the cuff comments he makes about 'You can go camp if you like' and 'Don't rape the turkey' and so on. He was after-all just talking matey and from his own kitchen!

                    What you get is a dvd broken into sections. You get about 20 minutes of him telling you to declutter your kitchen and the things you need then you get him telling you things to make and/or prepare in advance like on Christmas Eve, then you get the all important Christmas Day cooking and get to see the after effects and the extras on the dvds are things like him telling us to remember to do certain things and theres a couple of extra recipes of things like Mince pies and Creamed Corn and so on and some recipe cards actually do come with the dvd.

                    The dvd is meant so you can follow all the recipes and present them as the perfect Christmas dinner. I like the easy way he explains things, doesn't suggest the most expensive ingredients or complex ways of making things and if he likes a short cut or alternative way of doing something he will fully explain it. He tells little stories as he goes and sometimes even makes the odd mistake and gets in a bit of a mess!

                    Even the most inexperienced of chefs with little tools can make these recipes I think and I like the fact that lots of things created can me moved to other recipes all year round.

                    So of course he shows us how to cook the perfect turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, roast parsnips and roasties along with steamed vegetables and mashed root vegetables along with stuffing and a steamed pud but along with that he shows us how to make butters to go with the vegetables, easily and simply and that they can go with other dishes in the future. He gives hints and tips and makes it all look so easy and me I can't wait to have a go myself so well done Jamie!

                    This has a runtime of 137 Minutes and was released in 2007 and can be found on sites such as Amazon!

                    This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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