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Hi, I'm Alison. I also write on Dooyoo under the same name but under the picture of my dog Oscar!

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since 27/07/2003


Aussie Smooth Mate Static Shampoo 12/06/2010

Good but not great Aussie Smooth Mate

Angels And Demons (DVD) 31/10/2009

Not quite a demon of a film, but not bad.

Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser 25/10/2009

It's Peachy!

Clarins Eau Ressourcante Moisturizing Body Lotion 14/10/2009

A Whiff of Clarins!

Fool's Gold (DVD) 12/10/2009

It might not be pure gold but it is still ok!

Fool's Gold (DVD) I was browsing through Lovefilm looking for some films to add to my rental list when I came across Fool’s Gold. It’s a film starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey so I thought it might be quite good, the only thing that worried me was that I don’t remember it coming out at the cinema. However I decided I would give it a go. The film tells the story of Ben (called Finn) and Tess Finnegan a married couple about to divorces in Cuba. They have a bit of a love hate relationship as although Tess loves Finn he is not very dependable. They both have a desire to find the Queens Dowry treasure which was lost when a Spanish ship sunk in the 1700’s. Finn discovers something which he thinks will lead him to the find but in the process manages to spectacularly blow up then sink his boat. Meanwhile Tess is working as a steward on billionaire Nigel Honeycutt’s yacht but not really happy. Finn hatches a plan to try to get both Tess and Nigel on his side and roped into treasure hunting. However they aren’t the only ones looking for the treasure and they have to contend with Bigg Bunny, the gangster rapper who owns the nearby island and to whom Finn owes money. Suddenly it’s not just the treasure at stake but also their lives. I have to say that I quite enjoyed this film. It is by no means the best example of a romantic comedy but its fun, enjoyable, has good characters and good to watch. It’s a film that doesn’t take itself too seriously and I think you have to watch it with that ...

Clarins Blemish Control 2 10/10/2009

Spot the Spot

Hot Fuzz (DVD) 04/10/2009

The British "Bad Boys"

Clairol Clariol Herbal Essences Seductively Straight Shampoo 27/07/2009

Straight and to the point - its good!

Boots No.7 Beautifully Balanced Purifying Cleanser 12/07/2009

Clean and Soft Skin

Boots No.7 Beautifully Balanced Purifying Cleanser I recently had a £5 voucher redeemable on Boots No. 7 products which Boots were giving away when you spent money in store. Having never really bought much from the Boots No.7 range I wasn’t sure what to spend it on but I needed some new cleanser so I thought I would give this product a try. It is called Beautifully Balanced Purifying Cleanser and it is for oily and combination skin. Boots claim that it “sweeps away excess oil, purifies pores and softens your skin to leave it feeling clean and matte.” It comes in a 200ml bottle with a lift off cap and a pump dispenser. It is quite a simple but classy bottle with no pictures just some writing. The bottle has a pale green shimmery colour to it. I like the pump dispenser it allows you to dispense exactly the right amount of cleanser you want not like some which pour out too much at a time. The only thing I don’t like about the bottle is that it is too tall to fit in my bathroom cabinet so I have to keep it in my cabinet under the sink. The cleanser itself is a pale green colour and is a gel consistency. It is fragrance free, pH balanced and hypo-allergenic. Directions for use – You can use cotton wool to “sweep” the cleanser over your face and neck and then simply wipe off or you can wash it off with some warm water. Instead of cotton wool you can use your fingers and then wash off with water. My preferred method is to use cotton wool, wipe it over my face and then use the reverse side of the cotton wool to remove any ...

Madagascar - Escape 2 Africa (DVD) 06/07/2009

Who said penguins can't fly!

Frost/Nixon (DVD) 29/06/2009

Frost versus Nixon

Yes Man (DVD) 25/06/2009

Just Say "YES!!!!"

Yes Man (DVD) Yes Man is a comedy starring Jim Carrey. The film is based on a book by Danny Wallace and basically tells the story of a man who starts to say “Yes” to every opportunity that comes his way regardless of what it is. Interestingly enough Danny Wallace makes a little appearance sitting at the bar, I knew it was him as I had seen him on Richard and Judy some time ago talking about his book and his experiences of deciding to say yes to every opportunity. The main character in the film is Carl Allen who is played by Jim Carrey. Carl is a bit of a miserable man, he says no to everything at work and in his personal life. His friends are starting to give up on him because he wont go out with them and makes up lame excuses about why he cant meet them. Then Carl meets an old friend who persuades him to come along to a meeting. Here at this meeting he is challenged to say “Yes” to everything that is offered to him no matter what and so begins the start of a life changing experience for Carl. Jim Carrey really brings the character Carl alive with his trademark humour and face pulling! After agreeing to say “Yes” to everything Carl becomes more exciting and fun and its only a matter of time before he meets a new woman, the first since splitting up from his wife. Allison the new woman Carl meets is played by Zooey Deschanel and is a great fun character, slightly kooky, she takes groups who take photographs whilst jogging! Things start to look up when the two of them go out but what ...

Imperial Leather Wake Up Shower Gel 16/06/2009

A Lemon Wake Up Call

Imperial Leather Wake Up Shower Gel Recently when shopping for shower gels I saw that Tesco was doing an offer on Imperial Leather shower gels where you could get 4 for £3, they normally sell at £1 each so it’s a good offer. Never one to resist a bargain I choose four different varieties and have been slowly working my way through them. The current one in my bathroom is the Imperial Leather Wake Up Shower Gel. This is meant to be an invigorating scent to get you going in the morning and is Bitter Lemon and Ginger. The shower gel comes in a wavy clear bottle which allows you to see the lovely yellow shower gel and see when it is getting low. The bottle has a yellow flip open lid to easily dispense the shower gel and it holds 250ml. The gel has bitter lemon which they say is a fresh and zingy detoxifier enriched with Vitamin C. Not sure that any of that vitamin C would make it from the small amount in the shower gel into your skin! It also has Ginger which they say is warming, fragrant and vigorous! The gel is 100% soap free and has a skin friendly pH. Opening up the bottle you can smell the lemon scent although I found it hard to detect the ginger smell. It’s a nice smell but not as nice as Original Source Lemon shower gels which smell just like lemon curd. Perhaps because this is bitter lemon it doesn’t smell quite as nice. The gel is a yellow colour and is fairly thin but not so much that it runs right off your hands. The shower gel foams up well so you only need a little to wash with and it gives ...

Tesco Shower Gel Sea Minerals 14/06/2009

I do like to be beside the seaside.......... but not smell of it!

A place Called Here - Cecelia Ahern 12/06/2009

Where do things go when they get lost?

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