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Yankee Candle Mango Peach Salsa Wax Potpourri Tart 21/10/2014

Everybody salsa!

Yankee Candle Mango Peach Salsa Wax Potpourri Tart Yankee Candle's Mango Peach Salsa Wax Tart first came to my attention when my daughter bought me one as a treat. She often treats me to a couple of wax tarts when she is out shopping and although she often buys me my favourite fragrances, she sometimes surprises me with one I haven't tried but thinks I will enjoy. Knowing I enjoy fruity fragrances, she thought this one would appeal to me and she was right. Mango Peach Salsa is a strong and peachy-smelling fragrance, its sweet scent is quite evident whilst it is still in its packaging. The wax itself is also peach in colour and with the picture of mango and peaches on the label, there is no doubt this an aptly named fragrance - believe me, some are not! Yankee describe Mango Peach Salsa as 'sweet and zesty' with juicy mango and peach livened with citrus, ginger flowers and pink pepper. I am fond of burning the woody, spicy, fresh or fruity citrus fragrances more than the floral ones and so I was looking forward to this one. Before I came to use the wax tart, I popped it in my underwear drawer as these tarts also make lovely drawer scenters too, so I store some in my draweres until I am ready to use them, meaning they serve a dual purpose! When I came to use the tart I placed it into the deep well in my burner and lit a tealight underneath. As soon as the wax began to melt, the fruity aroma began to fill the room with a strong peach fragrance. After a further couple of minutes I could detect some other notes creeping in and ...

Different Shades Of Blue (Limited Edition Deluxe Version) - Joe Bonamassa 16/10/2014

Different Shades Of Blue

Original Source Lime Shower Gel 14/10/2014

Made to make your mouth water!

Original Source Lime Shower Gel When it comes to shower gels I always tended to alternate between purchasing gel and body wash from Radox or Dove's range of products, depending on what was the cheapest at the time of purchase. Many stores and shops have regular promotions on toiletries and although I have a slight preference for Dove, I was quite happy with a bottle of Radox too. However, now and then I do like to try something different and apart from toiletries I may receive as gifts for Christmas and birthdays, etc, I will stray from my trusted brands and try something new, especially if it is at a promotional price. And this is exactly how I ended up falling in love with Original Source Lime Shower Gel. Original Source wasn't exactly new to me when I first purchased a bottle of Lime shower gel a couple of years back, as my daughter had purchased this brand some time before and left her bottle of Original Source Mint and Tea Tree shower gel in the bathroom, which I tried and wasn't very keen upon. Because of this, I never gave any thought to purchasing any myself after trying that particular one, although I must admit the strikingly designed bottles with their vibrant colours and bold lettering always stood out , catching my eye on the shelves of the shops and supermarkets which stock them. It was really because of that striking design that I took another look at Original Source range of shower gels in my local store. That and also the fact that they were all part of a promotional offer priced at 99p ...

Yankee Candle Paradise Spice Wax Tart 08/10/2014

Paradise Spice is nice!

Yankee Candle Paradise Spice Wax Tart Yankee's Paradise Spice was a ragrance I first bought in Debenhams last year, when I noticed they had a promotion offering 20% off in the various departments. I knew they stocked Yankee candles and decided to take advantage of this offer and stock up on some wax tarts. The offer meant that most wax tarts were only £1.00 each at the time after the discount was applied. The usual price is £1.20 - £1.30 per tart and whilst it was not the greatest bargain, it was still better than paying full price. I do try to stock up on wax tarts whenever I see them reduced anywhere. After choosing a few, I discovered when I went to pay that some were actually reduced to 75p although it did not say this on the shelves. If I had noticed this I might have bought a couple more, but didn't have time to go back. Paradise Spice is a 2013 release by Yankee and so at the time of buying, this was one I had not already tried. Described by Yankee as "An exotic island treasure ... perfectly ripe banana and creamy vanilla, unexpectedly spiced with prized cinnamon and cloves", I looked forward to trying this one. In fact, as soon as I spotted it on the shelf with the word "spice" in its name I picked it up to have a sniff of the scent whilst still in its packaging, as I do love the spicy fragrances. Indeed my favourite Yankee scents to date have all been woody and spicy scents along with a few fruity ones. As I held Paradise Spice up to my nose I could immediately smell the cinnamon and cloves. I must ...

Me To You Binky The Panda Cushion 02/10/2014

A cute addition to the Me to You range.

Me To You Binky The Panda Cushion I think most people will be familiar with the very popular Me To You Bears by Carte Blanche. That cute grey Tatty Teddy is a favourite of many, including myself and a walk into a branch of Clintons for example, will leave you spoilt for choice as you are faced with a huge array of Tatty Teddies as well as mugs, glasses and stationary. You will also find Tatty Teddy clothing and nightwear available in stores such as New Look, M&S and Asda. Indeed there appears to be a Me to You bear for every occasion with more and more appearing every year. Following on from the ongoing success of Tatty Teddy, Carte Blanche introduced 'My Blue Nose Friends,' which are a range of animal friends with blue noses just like Tatty Teddy. These have proved to be popular too and so the range has continued to grow. The My Blue Nose Friends range includes cute and cuddly soft toys such as Shield the Armadillo, Splash the Octopus, Jingle the Reindeer and Coco the Monkey to name but a few, but it was Binky the Panda which caught my daughter's eye when this range was first introduced. Although my daughter is an adult, she too is a fan of the Me to You Bears as well as being a lover of pandas. The funny thing also was that this Blue Nose Friend panda is named Binky, as this was my daughter's nickname when she was a baby. She was so tiny when she was born, the midwife stated she was a little 'Binky' and it stuck. So Binky the Panda has been something my daughter has taken to and owns the cuddly toys, a ...

Asda Lime and Lemongrass Shower Gel 01/10/2014

A great alternative to Original Source!

Asda Lime and Lemongrass Shower Gel I had usually opted for Dove products when I purchased shower gel or body wash, but a couple of years back, I picked up a bottle of Original Source Lime shower gel and fell in love with it. I had been aware of Original Source shower gels and had tried some of them before, but Dove was still my favourite until I tried the Lime Original Source shower gel. I love citrus fragranced bath and shower products and lime is my favourite citrus fragrance, but it isn't something you see too often. Therefore I was stocking up on Lime Original Source whenever it was on promotion and had not found anything else which has came close to how much I love it, until a year later... I was shopping in Asda and needed some toiletries, including shower gel. They had my favourite Original Source Lime shower gel in stock but it is quite expensive when not on promotion and I am try to make some savings whenever I can on my shopping, so I began browsing all the other shower gels on the shelves and quickly spotted this Lime and Lemongrass shower gel. I think it was the striking lime coloured gel which made this product stand out, just as the Original Source shower gel does and I picked a bottle up for a closer look. The shower gel is part of the Asda own brand range and so is reasonably priced at just 95p a bottle. I flipped open the cap to have a quick smell and see if it was indeed anything like I hoped it would be and instantly, a lovely lime fragrance which reminded me of my favourite Original Source ...

Eeny Meeny - M.J. Arlidge 28/09/2014

Eeny Meeny Miny Mo...

Jurys Inn, Gateshead 24/09/2014

Great views!

Live from Nowhere in Particular (Live Recording) - Joe Bonamassa 15/09/2014

For fans of blues-rock everywhere.

Live from Nowhere in Particular (Live Recording) - Joe Bonamassa Around eighteen months ago, a good friend of mine who knows how much I like blues-rock music, introduced me to Joe Bonamassa. Although I had heard of him, I had never really taken notice up until this point. Thanks to my friend's recommendation, I listened to and watched a You Tube clip of Joe performing a cover of Sam Brown's 'Stop' and I was completely blown away. I played it again and then again, before going off to hunt down more of this man's work and by the end of the day I was a fan! Joe Bonamassa Joe Bonamassa was born in 1977 in New York. His parents owned a guitar shop and so his interest in guitars began at an early age. Joe received his first guitar when aged four, and soon guitars became his world, as he spent hours and hours practicing. His efforts paid off as by the time he was ten, he had came to the attention of the legendary B.B. King who thought Joe's potential was unbelievable and invited him up on stage to play. By the age of twelve, Joe was actually opening shows for B.B. King! Joe is also heavily influenced by guitar greats such as the late Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher and Eric Clapton, the latter of which joined Joe on stage for a song at his show at the Royal Albert Hall a couple of years back. Indeed Joe has became widely respected amongst his peers and one of his great honours was being handed Rory Gallagher's 1961 Stratocaster guitar to play on stage for a few numbers at his London Hammersmith Apollo show, by Rory's brother and son. A dream come ...

Benefit That Gal Primer 10/09/2014

It Benefits me!

Tell No Lies - Gregg Hurwitz 04/09/2014

Tell me when it's over!

Lush French Kiss Bubble Bar 02/09/2014

A luxurious experience.

Premier Inn, Livingston 30/08/2014

Nice hotel, shame about the restaurant.

Maybelline Colour Sensational Pearls 28/08/2014

Love your lips!

Avon Glimmerstick Eye Liner 26/08/2014

Great quality at a low price.

Avon Glimmerstick Eye Liner For a few years now, Avon's Glimmersticks Eyeliners have been my first choice when using an eyeliner on my lower lids. I also use eyeliner on my top lids, but prefer to use a liquid eyeliner for this. It's quite strange really as I can't seem to find an eyeliner suitable for both my upper and lower lids, but am quite happy with my liquid eyeliner for the top and this Avon Glimmerstick for the lower lids. Avon have had this product available for a number of years now and always seems very popular and often features in lower-priced offers in the Avon catalogue, which is when I usually buy mine. If I need to buy one and it isn't on offer or if I do not know anyone who is an Avon Representative, then I turn to Ebay where you can usually pick these Glimmersticks up for around £3 from sellers including p&p. Generally speaking I never pay more than £3 for a Glimmerstick Eyeliner, but the usual full price seems to be around £6. These Glimmerstick eyeliners are reatractable in that they twist up and back again so no product is wasted nor does the end snap off. I find them really smooth and easy to use on my lower lids. The nib is a little like many other pen-type eyeliners, but I find these go on much easier and believe me I have tried a fair few! There is also the added bonus that you don't need to sharpen them! I have never used a pencil or kohl type eyeliner since first using these Glimmersticks and I would be fairly upset if Avon ever discontinued them. The Glimmersticks come ...
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