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      26.08.2014 15:20
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      Not tight lipped about rosy lips!

      When it comes to lip products of any kind I don't really purchase them all that often. I wear lippy when I have to but really I'm just not a fan of stuff sat on my lips making them slip and slide all over the place!

      However lately I have had slightly dry lips. Just a bit of dry skin really and when I did pop a slick of lippy over them, underneath you could see bits of dry skin hanging about making the lipstick look a bit grubby really.

      So off I went to Boots to see what they had on offer in the way of lip balm and the likes and there was so much to choose from at an array of prices it was confusing so knowing the brand that is Vaseline I bought a couple of tins from the range and felt this 'rosy' one may be a nice little day time substitute for lipstick too!

      The Packaging:

      The lip balm/jelly or whatever you choose to refer to it as comes in a pink and white coloured tin to which the lid screws on/off though not easily, particularly when you've been using the product. I hate the lids to these.... yes they stay put on but getting them off is such a mither! Anyway on the top of the tin we are told what it is and who it by and then on the base of it we are told the size of it which in this in case is 20g (and the only size I have ever seen this to purchase in by the way) the ingredients are stated and contact details for Unilever are listed. Nice, robust and handy little tin with plenty of product in it...this is!

      Using:

      Well when you eventually get the lid off you are met with a pink coloured petroleum jelly and on the tin we are told that it should tint and care for our lips. Where as a couple of the lip products from the range say on their tins that they are suitable for anywhere on the skin this one really isn't as its tinted slightly pink!

      Applying it is easy. Its slightly oily in feel and smears on to the finger (or whatever you want to use to apply it with) and a little of it goes a long way.

      It goes on smooth and adds just a tint of pink colour to the lips. This doesn't give full on colour just a real barely there rosy colour which is transparent. It gives a nice healthy sheen and isn't too greasy. It has no flavour or smell to it and using it daily, my dry skin has gone and when I've applied it, it stays put and moisturises for a good couple of hours.

      Love this product and at about £2.29 a tin I think it offers real value for money!

      Also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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      25.08.2014 23:20
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      • Effective
      • "Lots of product"
      • "Handy sized tin"

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      • "Fiddly lid"
      • "Can be greasy if you apply too much"

      Cocoa on the lips but not on the hips!

      Just lately my lips have felt a little dry and uncomfortable. I don't know why and it isn't awful but I notice when I put my lipstick on sometimes that the lipstick doesn't go on so smoothly and sometimes you can also see bits on the lips under the lipstick that simply shouldn't be there.

      I do exfoliate and the likes and exfoliating has helped with the issue but just to keep it at bay as much as I can I did decide to get a lip balm and so when I spotted this in my local Boots store I decided to buy it!

      The Packaging:

      The balm/jelly whatever you want to call it comes in a round metal tin that is an orangy and white colour and on the front of it we are clearly told that it is 'Lip Therapy' Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 'Cocoa Butter and then other information listed on the tin includes the ingredients being given, the size is stated which is 20g (and I have never seen this available to purchase in any other size) and contact details for Unilever (the manufacturer of the product) are stated. Its a nice looking tin this one however I do find the lid tricky to twist on and off, especially when I have been using the product!

      The Lip Balm/Jelly:

      When you open up the tin (eventually with a lot of faffing about!) you are greeted by a very generous amount of translucent off golden hard looking jelly. Its only when you have used it a few times that it looks more moist and is easier to use!

      The scent of this is wonderful. Its really sweet and like chocolate in its fragrance and rather strong....as soon as I open the tin I feel hungry!

      Applying this is simple. You only need a small amount and it does state on the tin that this can be used on the skin as well as lips.

      It is greasy when applied so you do need to be very careful the amount you pop on to your lips. Its give s a nice sheen, smells nice and has a very slight sweet flavour to it, not like chocolate though sadly!

      Once on the lips they feel soothed and moisturised greatly and the initial sheen this gives the lips stays on as long as you let it. By this I mean depends whether you lick your lips or not! Even though the initial sheen is lost quite fast in my case some of it sinks in and continues to moisturise for a good few hours after I've applied it and this has kept my lip skin soft, supple and with no cracks or dead skin on them!

      I only use this as a lip product and I for one am very pleased with it and think its great value for the £2.18 I paid for it as it lasts ages and ages!

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

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      25.08.2014 11:46
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      • " its a great buy"
      • "Everything really"

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      • "Not sure if its tested on animals"
      • "Annoying lid"

      I'm a soft touch for this!

      The one thing I find myself buying a lot of is bath products. I like a good old soak and i have to admit I am rather heavy handed on the products I use.

      For this reason I always try to go for branded products that are on offer or in a deal of some kind and this bath cream I found in my local Nisa store for just a pound.

      The Packaging:

      This product comes in a curvy shaped, tall plastic slightly frosted white bottle with a purple twist on/off cap to the top of it and on the front of it in mainly purple writing we are told that it is Cussons Imperial Leather 'Master Perfumers' Soft Touch Moisturising Bath Cream 'With Jojoba Milk & Vitamin E' and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are listed , the size is stated which is 500ml (and the only size I have ever seen this available to purchase in) and contact details for the manufacturer are stated. The only thing I can't tell is if this is tested on animals. It doesn't say it isn't sadly and had I have thought for one second it was I would not of bought this to be honest with you.

      Using It:

      Using it is simple of course! Simply pop some of the thick white cream into the bath and just add water!

      This has a lovely, rather feminine scent to it and to me its floral with a really nice natural sweetness to it. Its creamy and not a harsh fragrance in my opinion. This give the water a nice froth to it which stays put over an hour (I tested this as I'm a lazy so and so!) and if you add more water whilst your in it it gives more froth and bubbles!

      This makes the water soft, not one bit greasy and it feels very gently moisturising whilst your in it. It gives my skin no hassle at all and is very skin friendly, even on the bottle it says its suitable for the whole family to use.

      Its said to contain triple moisturising ingredients and I have to say when I get out of the bath my skin is left looking clean and fresh, feels supple and moisturised and I'm left scented with this product for a good few hours.

      I'm never enthralled by Imperial Leather products as a rule but I rate this one very highly indeed and like everything about it....apart from the tricky shaped lid I struggled to get on and off but hey that's nothing to do with the bath cream so never mind! All in all its great, economical and I recommend it!

      Available from all good supermarkets etc.

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

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      23.08.2014 13:42
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      • "None at all!"

      The very lazy way of adding flavour to food!

      The one thing that I use a lot of when I'm cooking is garlic. I tend to cook up a lot of spicy , Foreign sort of foods as that's what I like what I like to eat the best!

      I do buy fresh garlic but with an arthritis I do try to make things as easy as I can when preparing food so when I spotted this garlic already chopped up and ready to use in my local Aldi store for just 99p I simply couldn't resist buying it!

      The Packaging;

      The garlic comes in a square, glass, see-through jar with a black screw on/off lid to the top of it and on the front label which is black and purple in colour we are told that what it is and that it is stored in White Wine Vinegar and then on the back of the label the ingredients and allergy advice is given and contact details for the English Provender Company are listed (the manufacturer of this product) and then if you peel back that label other information is listed such as being told a little bit about the product, directions for use are given as well as nutritional information. Nice looking, robust and informative jar this is.

      Using It:

      Well what you get is lots of finely chopped raw garlic which is golden in colour in lots of the white wine vinegar. When you undo the lid you get a pungent whiff of very strong garlic which does smell quite strongly of vinegar.

      To use this the directions tell us that one teaspoon equates to one clove of raw garlic. You don't need to peel, chop, crush or anything its simply ready to use.

      You use this as the same way as which you would use any garlic so me, I usually find myself frying off a little of this before adding other ingredients to it such as vegetable and/or meat. I use it in curries, stir fries and even in marinades with other bits and bobs.

      Conclusion:

      This is a very easy way of adding garlic to food and economical too. The white wine vinegar evaporates so your left with the full flavour of garlic and me, well I am certainly converted cos anything that makes my life easier is very well received in my home and whats more, once that its opened it lasts a whole 12 weeks and stores easily in my fridge (as advised) as it isn't a huge jar!

      Great stuff and this is a product I am really happy that I found and will purchase time and time again in the future!

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

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        23.08.2014 12:42
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        • "A little goes a long way"
        • "Smells wonderful"
        • Effective

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        • "None for me at all!"

        Buffing up my skin, salon stylie!


        When it comes to The Sanctuary Bath & Body products I am a fan of them. I love the scent and how kind they seem to be to my sensitive skin and along with Lush and Soap & Glory I deem them to be treats when I have a little bit of extra cash!

        This would have cost me 5.50 in Boots however at the time I purchased this I caught it on offer (more often than not this range is!) and I bought this in with a 3 for 2 item deal.

        The Packaging:

        The scrub comes in a squeezy slightly frosted white tube with a screw on/off orange cap to the bottom of the tube concealing a small hole and on the front of it we are told what it is and who it is by and that it is 'A natural scrub that's so gentle you can use it every day to leave to leave skin cleansed, radiant & refined' and the size is stated which is 200ml (there is a 50ml size in this available too) and then on the back of the tube other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it , the ingredients are stated and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Its a nice looking, robust, informative tube this one and appears very unisex in its appearance.

        The Scrub:

        The scrub is orange in colour and gel like though not too runny...it is simple enough to squeeze out of the tube with no issues at all. The gel contains natural little pieces of pumice which of course are meant to buff up your skin.

        I always wash myself before using this to make sure I am clean (I use the matching products from this range to do this with) and use this after so I know that I'm nicely clean!

        This smells wonderfully Oriental with the scent of patchouli and a soft and juicy top note of oranges...it is really is lovely this one and not too heavy though I do think this is a product aimed at women.

        When I apply it the skin the scent is released beautifully, the gel feels soothing and very moisturising though not greasy, I get a small amount of lather from it so I can see where I have been and the pumice, though I can feel it buffing off my skin doesn't feel scratchy or uncomfortable to use at all. I make sure I buff up all of my body and then rinse it off which is simple and straightforward to do and I am left with smooth, supple skin. Its a brilliant, easy to use every-day product and I have found since using it regularly that my skin is smoother, brighter and prone to less blemishes!

        I highly recommend this product! Available from Boots.

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

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        22.08.2014 21:46
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        • "Skin kind"
        • "Wonderful scent"

        Disadvantages

        • "Expensive to purchase at full price"

        I floated all the way to heaven and sadly back!

        Just recently I decided to treat myself to a few little treats. Having given up the booze and cutting down on the cigs I have a little extra money to treat myself with and so I did on a big scale when i was last in town!

        This product I bought in a deal with any 3 The Sanctuary products for the price of 2 to which I bought a couple of other things from the range otherwise this would of cost me 10.00 on its own.

        The Packaging:

        The bottle is clear and so see-through with a grey coloured plastic screw on/off cap to the top of it and on the front of it we are told what it is and who it is by and 'Clouds of bubbles, irresistible skin-softening ingredients & sensual Oriental fragrance for the perfect long, hot soak' and the size is stated which is 500ml and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are listed and contact details for the manufacturer are stated. Nice enough, high quality looking bottle this is.

        The Bath Float:

        Light orange in colour and transparent, a small amount of this not only creates alot of thick white bubbles but also a lot of heavenly scent that really does fill the bathroom and beyond.

        The scent of this is Oriental floral and quite sweet but in a really natural way. It isn't too heavy or cloying but in my humble opinion this is really aimed at women really to use more then men!

        I find this wonderful to soak in, I love the relaxing feminine scent that seems to soothe my mind and find it soothing and none irritating on my skin. It makes the water wonderfully soft but not one bit greasy.

        I find this best used scent wise with other products from the range because using other products in the bath when using this can get confusing scent wise however I have used this with other lightly scented products and its been fine.

        All in all I find this a very nice, high quality product that although seems expensive cos you don't need much per bath doesn't work out that expensive in the long run and it is a very luxurious product and I use this when I just want a little treat. Its kind to my skin, the scent lingers on said skin for hours and all in all I rate this product very highly indeed and its great for a bit of 'me' time!

        Only available from Boots stores costing £10.00 a bottle unless as I did you find this on offer (which more likely that not it is!)

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        22.08.2014 01:58
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        My hair is bee 'ing' strong!

        When it comes to shampoos and conditioners I tend to look for whatever I feel offers me good value for my money, that's its from a brand that I know of, that it smells nice and that it says it offers something that I need to my hair.

        I bought this the other day from Asda for a pound as I have already been using the matching shampoo to this however ran out of conditioner and decided to buy this as it matched the shampoo....simple as that really!

        The Packaging:

        The bottle is a gold yellow in colour and plastic and curvy in shape with a green flip top lid concealing a small hole to the base of it and on the front of it we are told that it is Clairol Herbal Essences Bee Strong 'Strengthening Conditioner' and that it contains Honey & Apricot Extracts and that it is designed for damaged hair and then on the back of the bottle other information displayed includes being told a bit little bit about the product, directions for use and the ingredients are given, the size is stated (which my case my bottle is 200ml though other sizes are available too) and contact details for the manufacturer are stated. Its a nice looking, rather unisex looking bottle and simple to use and informative enough.

        Using It:

        To use this all you need to do is thoroughly wash your hair with shampoo first and make sure your hair is free from product and then massage a good blob of this quite thick golden coloured conditioner which is very smooth to the touch and really smells wonderful of mainly of apricots to my nose with an underlying scent of sweet honey...as I have said the scent really is lovely and slightly creamy and quite natural.

        As I use this it feels really nourishing and soothing on my scalp and is a pleasure to use, releasing its scent as I go and then when I have made sure that I have gently massaged it into all of my hair I rinse it out which is simple and straightforward to do.

        I am left with smooth and soft hair and its easy to comb through as soon as I have used this. My hair is left heavily scented and for hours.

        This doesn't weigh my hair down, I don't feel like there is any residue left on my hair and I feel that generally my hair is easier to style and less flyaway and less frizzy and my hair appears glossy and well kept!

        I dye my hair from time to time and I find that this kind of brightens up that colour and doesn't rip any colour out and since using this my hair feels stronger and simply more healthy in general.

        This gets a giant thumbs up from me and I highly recommend it to anyone!

        Available from all good supermarkets, chemists etc.

        This review is also posted on Ciao.

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          20.08.2014 19:04
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          • "Doesn't stink!"
          • "Easy to apply"

          Disadvantages

          • "Didn't work at all for me!"

          I'd rather pop a pill!


          I suffer with lots of random aches and pains. I suffer with M.E and along with that I get Sciatica and I also suffer with Arthritis and just general random aches and pains in general.

          The Packaging:

          The tube of product comes in an oblong red and silver box and on that we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it is 100g in size and that it 'Relieves pain and information in conditions such as backache, rheumatic pains, muscular pains, sprains, strains, lumbago and fibrositis', the ingredients are listed on the box, directions for use are given and contact details for the manufacturer are stated. Inside the box there is a leaflet and on that lots of warnings and further information is given. The tube is designed to look the same as the box and contains the same information on it and its squeezy with a red twist on/off lid to the top of it.

          Using It:

          This gel is suitable for people over the age of 14 to use (you do need to test a little out first just to check for allergic reaction of course) and you can use this every 4 hours but no more than 3 times a day.

          The gel is clear in colour and of good consistency not being too thick and not at all watery. You only need a small amount and you are meant to rub it gently into the sore area. It has a very slight alcohol scent to it and when applying it, it feels a little sticky however both the scent and feeling of stickiness vanish quickly.

          A little of this goes a very long way however I don't find this to help with any of the issues I have used it on.

          I have applied this to wrist where I have joint pain, on my back, on my ankle (I suffer with a sore tendon there) and more recently I bashed one side of my body as I fell down my staircase and banged my shoulder and pulled muscles in my arm and by no means did this help me at all.

          I don't know if this would help at all with minor issues but all the pain I have described really is very painful indeed at times and usually pain killers don't touch it even!

          Yes its simple to apply and doesn't stink or be sticky but really....I notice no difference when I've applied this so its a waste of my time using it.

          Not recommended from me for someone with a lot of pain but maybe on minor issues this could be of help and for less than 3.00 a tube it isn't a huge loss if it doesn't work!

          Available from all good chemists etc.

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

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            20.08.2014 15:43
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            • Everything!

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            • None!

            This shines like a diamond above alot of the rest!

            With washing every day I am always on the look out for reasonably priced fabric softeners/conditioners to put in with my washing. My favoured brand is Lenor but saying that I only purchase it when there is a good deal or offer on it so if there isn't I will deviate after sniffing first at various other offerings in the store I am in!

            At the time that I remembered I was running out of the fabric softener I was using I was in Tesco and spotted this product in various sized bottles and scents and chose to get this one and another (Golden Topaz) as usually they cost £2.00 each however they were on offer at the time I bought them at 2 bottles for £3.00 which I though was great value cos each bottle I bought contained a whopping 42 washes (so that is 84 washes for £3.00...bargain!).

            The Bottle:

            The bottle this comes in is a nice bright pink colour with a matching screw on/off cap to the top of which doubles up as a measurer. On the front and on the back of the bottle we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it has 'Scent release luxurious 2 week freshness' and that as I have mentioned already my bottle contains 42 washes then other information on the sides of the bottle includes being told a bit about the product and being told how to use it , the ingredients are listed, the size is stated (in my case you get 1.47 Litres) and contact details for Tesco are clearly given. Nice looking bottle and easy to use it is.

            The Liquid:

            Light pink and floral in its scent it is really, really nice. Although floral it isn't sickly or cloying and all you do is measure out the amount you need into the cap provided to which the instructions about how much you need are given clearly on the bottle and I basically use one cap per full load of washing.

            This makes my home smell lovely in use and when I get my washing out it smells wonderful, fresh and clean and above all feels soft and conditioned.

            Although once dried the fragrance does tame down somewhat (making the washing then smell quite unisex) it does still smell wonderful and makes my ironing easier (yes I iron everything!) and even though I store things like bedding and towels for longer than a couple of weeks I can still detect this lovely fragrance on my fabrics.

            All in all I think this is a lovely, high quality fabric conditioner and one that I shall certainly purchase time and time again in the future!

            Only available from Tesco, a bottle the size I am reviewing cost £2.00 at the moment.

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

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              19.08.2014 04:26
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              • "Effective on back pain"

              Disadvantages

              • Pricey
              • "Only contain 300mg of Ibuprofen each"
              • "No good for diagnosed back pain"

              Not for acute back pain....great for niggles!

              When it comes to back pain, I am sadly am not a stranger to it. I often suffer with odd twinges and the likes along with suffering with fibromylagia and sciatica.

              I bought these recently from Superdrug and they can only be bought over the counter from the pharmacy so I did have to answer a couple of questions before they were released to me.

              The Packaging:

              These come in an oblong green and silver metallic finished box and on the front of the box we are clearly told what they are and who they are by and that they can give 12 hours pain relief from back pain and I am told the amount of capsules that are within my box (in this case there are 24 capsules). Then on the back of the box other information listed includes dosage advice and warnings and then in the box you get a leaflet and on that lots more information is listed like warnings, ingredients and contact details for the manufacturer are given. The capsules are in a white plastic and foil tray that are easy to pop out.

              Taking Them:

              These are suitable for people over the age of 12 years of age and you can take 1 or 2 capsules twice daily and you have to leave 8 hours between each dose and I take 2 capsules when needed with a drop of water.

              The capsules are made from clear, thin plastic and oblong and rounded to the end and filled with little white 'beads'. They are quite large in size so I take one at a time with a big gulp of liquid and I don't find them too difficult to take at all.

              These are meant to help with back pain, muscular pain and rheumatic pain. They are not said to help more serious conditions like what I have however I do find that sometimes they do help me.

              I know the difference between my illness pain and when I have just overdone it and overworked myself. Like the other day I cleaned my cooker, had been in weird position for ages and when i went to get up I felt sore. I also fell down the stairs and badly bruised and grazed my back and felt like I'd pulled a muscle on the way down and so I took these when I could and they really helped and I think more than paracetamol and ibuprofen would have as they quickly targeted my pain. I'm not saying they cured anything completely but certainly numbed the pain till the next dose until the pain had gone over time.

              I find these a really good pain killer to be fair however I do find the price off putting at 6.29 for a box of 24 though I will buy them from time to time and take them when I really need to, to make them last!

              Available from all good chemists.

              This review is also posted on Ciao.

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              19.08.2014 03:34
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              • Versatile
              • "Leaves things feeling and looking clean"
              • "Smells great"

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              • "None for me at all!"

              Not Dr Johnson's its mine thank you!

              Along with bleach one thing that I buy very often to use within my home to keep it clean is disinfectant. I bought a bottle of this disinfectant in a Poundland store for of course just a pound recently!

              The Packaging:

              The bottle is plastic with indents to the side of it for ease of handling and it has a white plastic lid to the top of it which simply screws off and off (it has no safety feature to it) and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it is the 'Original' fragrance and that it kills 99.9% of bacteria including E.Coli, that it is 'Safe, Gentle, Effective' and that the size of it is 500ml and then on the back of that label so that we can see it through the bottle we are told a bit about the product and how to use it, we are told that it is not tested on animals and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated.

              The Disinfectant Itself:

              The liquid is golden in colour (this is original version of this Anti-Bacterial product to be clear) and it smells really like what you'd expect a disinfectant to smell like, really fresh, clean and very pungent indeed.

              You can use this in any way really you want to in and around the home as well as using it for personal use.

              I use this neat in and around my toilet, over sinks, baths and tiles and it brings them up looking really clean. I dilute this to mop my floors and not only do I feel confident that this cleans and kills germs it also makes my home smell wonderful and for a good few hours after using it too.

              I use a little of this weekly really diluted to clean things like my beauties cat litter tray and you can also use this in washing which again I do heavily dilute this to wash my cats bedding and then wash it again in usual laundry products before allowing her to use it.

              This can also be used on your skin on things like insect stings, bites, cuts and grazes so really it is a great versatile product to have in my home and to do clean those things up nicely you just use it neat onto the skin.

              I think this is a great product. I really do like it and trust it and think that it is a great quality product and I'm impressed with the price of it and can happily recommend it to anyone!

              Available from discount stores such as Poundland, Poundworld and the likes or Google for a list if stockists.

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                19.08.2014 02:41
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                • Cleansing
                • "Mild and gentle"
                • "Suitable for all the family"

                Disadvantages

                • "Not very moisturising"
                • "Not strong enough in scent for me"

                Doesn't leave me smelling farmyardish!

                Like alot of people reading this review I shower or take a bath every day, when its warm sometimes I'll bathe a couple of times a day which means that I get through an awful lot of products such as this one.

                I bought this child friendly looking bottle of shower & bath gel in an independent chemist, on offer for just a pound after looking at the information given on the bottle telling me its suitable for all the family so I thought it'd be fine for me to use!

                The Bottle:

                The plastic bottle I have is really big and holds 1 Litre of the gel. The bottle is covered by a cartoon farmyard scene and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and that it is Hypo-Allergenic and pH Balanced and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told how to use it, the ingredients are given and contact details for the manufacturer are stated (along with lots of information in Foreign languages). The bottle has a pump action dispenser to the top of it which can be turned to on and off position simply. Its a nice and as mentioned before a very child friendly looking bottle!

                The Product:

                The gel is quite runny and light blue and transparent. It has a light fragrance which is a little sweet and really it has a baby sort of product fragrance to it.

                It lathers up quickly, feels smooth in use, releases the scent and feels soothing. I can shave my bits and pieces with this as it gives me enough lather too and it feels cleansing. it rinses off simply and never agitates my sensitive skin. It doesn't overly moisturise my skin however it doesn't dry my skin out either to be fair to it.

                Verdict:

                I feel clean after using this though the scent of the product does not linger on my skin at all, once I'm dried infact I can't detect any scent left on my skin at all however I feel clean to be fair to it.

                My skin feels comfortable and soft enough and there is certainly no residue of this product left on my skin at all.

                I am impressed by so little of this going such a long way however I do think it could do with having just a little stronger scent to it, even though it is a product mainly directed at children as the scent really is a bit too light in my humble opinion!

                Nice enough though as an adult this is certainly not one that I would go out of my way to buy for myself in the future however for a quid for a litre bottle of it you can't knock it!

                Expect to pay a couple of pounds a bottle for this in all good supermarkets, chemists etc.

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                18.08.2014 05:20
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                Advantages

                • Everything!

                Disadvantages

                • "None for me at all!"

                An excellent quality paddle brush!

                Not so long ago I looked at my hairbrushes and realised that some of them had seen better days and I had a bit of a clear out and decided that when I was out and about on my travels and saw something I liked the look of I would purchase a couple of new ones and that happened when I spotted this range of brushes and combs and the likes from Boots.

                This paddle brush cost me the princely sum of £5.49. I did think at the time I purchased it that, that was rather expensive but I was willing to pay out for good quality as I have bought really cheap ones in the past that were a complete waste of money and lasted me all of 5 minutes after tearing quite a few hairs out of my head first!

                This brush is basic to look at but quite stylish. It has a long and widish handle with a hole in it at the end of it meant I guess for hanging (who does that!) an it has a nice, large oval brush area with lots of plastic 'bristles' attached to it which are bendy and flexible and to each there is a small rounded piece to stop the bristles dragging through and pulling excess hair out.

                The bristles rest on a black cushion, slightly flexible, again so the bristles don't pull through the hair too much when in use.

                I find this a really nice hairbrush and although I don't use this one to particularly style my hair with I do find this a nice one just to brush my dry hair with to make sure that it isn't knotty and the likes.

                Although this brush isn't lightweight at the same time it isn't all that heavy...its
                manageable and the length of the handle is great and not too wide and is easy to grip.

                Although I have now owned this brush a good few months it is in as good condition as the day I bought it meaning I have lost none of the bristles or any of the round bits off the ends of those bristles and I even wash mine every couple of weeks with some mild shampoo and allow it to air dry naturally and again this has given me no issues at all.

                Overall:

                This is a really decent, great quality brush that stands the test of time. I like its plain but professional looking appearance it has to it and highly recommend it to anyone without a shadow of a doubt so well done to Boots!

                This brush is only available from Boots stores and costs at the time of writing this review 5.49 and can also be purchased from www.boots.com

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                  18.08.2014 04:14
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                  Advantages

                  • "Makes skin feel gently moisturised"
                  • "Gives a smooth base"
                  • "Easy to use"
                  • "Cheap to buy"

                  Disadvantages

                  • " just gently moisturises"
                  • "Doesn't target anything"

                  I'm as cool as a cucumber!

                  As I get older I get a bit paranoid about looking older! As I'm quickly approaching 40 I have really noticed a real change in not only how my skin feels but how it looks.

                  I am under no illusion at all that you can't turn back the evil hands of time. However I do believe that you can help matters by giving your a skin a bit of attention, time and care.

                  I have combination skin. Not only do I have frown lines, little lines around my lips and a general feel of sagginess I also still get the occasional angry spot and plenty of blackheads so I do find it difficult to choose a moisturiser.

                  This one I bought on a whim for 1.50 (its on sale from Boots at just 1.00 a tub at the moment on special offer) and I simply bought this to use under my make up as my usual moisturisers are best off worn alone and on naked skin and I though this may be a bit lighter and more suitable.

                  The Packaging:

                  This comes in a white plastic tub with a dark green twist on/off lid to the top of it and on the front of it we are simply told what it is and who it is by and that its for all skin types and then on the back of it we are told a little bit about the product, how to use it and the ingredients that it contains and then on the base of the tub we are told it is 100ml in size and contact details for Boots are given. Simple and basic packaging this is.

                  Using It:

                  All you do with this is take a little of the thickish light green cream and massage it into clean skin. I use this on my face and neck, a little of it goes a very long way indeed and it sinks in quickly. iI feels slightly greasy but smooth in use and has a sweet sort of smell to it and only vaguely smells like cucumber to me but the scent is pleasant and unisex.

                  It leaves no residue once sunken into the skin but my face does feel nice and soft and smells nice enough and quite refreshed!

                  Results:

                  This product promises nothing. It doesn't profess to be anti ageing or anything and I wouldn't say that it is what it does offer me is skin that feels soft to the touch and gently moisturised. My make up sits well on this one and gives me a smooth base to work with and that's that. Has it helped my wrinkles or any of the issues I mentioned before? No but it makes my skin feel nice so I think this is a good little buy really!

                  Only available from Boots.

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                    07.08.2014 07:38
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                    Advantages

                    • "Do curl my hair with effort and the curls stay in"
                    • "Good quality"
                    • "Look nice"

                    Disadvantages

                    • "Easy to burn yourself"
                    • "Tricky to use"

                    Give satisfactory curls, but I have to work for them!

                    When it comes to my hair I like the styles that I create to be simple. i have shoulder length dyed black hair which is really frizzy and I malt alot so i prefer not to use heated appliances of any kind on it really.

                    My chosen method when I am going out to try make my hair look ok is to straighten it however even this my hair doesn't like and it goes wavy with a couple of kiss curls as soon as I hit the hair so really I had pretty much given up!

                    However a while ago my Mum bought me these as a gift upon my request and I wont lie I tried to use them a couple of times and just found the faff and time wasn't worth it however recently I decided I needed a revamp so out they came!

                    I no longer have the box they came in however I do remember it had a picture of the tongs on it and that it gave me all the information I needed plus a guarantee for two years came with them as to which I filled in and sent off.

                    The Curling Tongs:

                    To look at these look really nice and professional though I find the heavy.The cord is 3m so pretty long, the handle section is light blue and has grooves on it for ease of handling and a lack plastic dial so you can adjust the heat up to 200c and there is a simple push button on and off option. Its really simple to understand and because I just want to get me hair done quick I use these on dry hair only on the hottest heat. The barrel (curling section, made of coated tourmaline) and that measures 38mm so its really designed to give big curls.

                    Using them is easy enough. Simple take a section of hair,clamp it from the bottom, wind up and let the hair heat for about 30 seconds before releasing. The curler tells you when they are good to be used via a light which to be fair does take quite a while to happen (however these do have a great little inbuilt stand to protect surfaces with whilst not in use) and then they completely retail eat.

                    I find these easy to use though wish they were lighter. They give me quick results however I cant say that I am thrilled with them. I think these would better on thicker hair than mine and they really are only suited to very long hair. I can work with them but I do mean that I have to work with them.

                    I actually own a couple of pairs of curling tongs that are much easier to use than these due to heat up time and weight and so really feel that I cant recommend them really!

                    These cost around 20.00 though I'd shop about before purchasing these!

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