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Hi everyone thanks for all the kind welcomes and ratings. I try to rate everyone that reads my reviews. Does anyone have tips on the "Specific Criteria" it seems like I often cant enter the value I would like as it keeps resetting??

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since 16/01/2017

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Vera Wang Love Struck Floral Rush Eau de Parfum 17/07/2017

Should you RUSH to buy this?

Vera Wang Love Struck Floral Rush Eau de Parfum Not so long ago I needed to buy a perfume for a friend. Taking a recommendation from another friend I decided to buy Vera Wang's Love Struck Floral Rush and being the greedy so and so that I am, I decided to buy one for myself too. Price I bought 30ml of Floral Rush from Allbeauty.com. This was about a month ago and at that time they were selling it for £12.50. It is now currently being sold for £13.95 at the same shop. The RRP on the website is said to be £40, which I think is a pretty ridiculous suggestion as you can even buy 100ml from the Superdrug website for £35. Packaging The box for Floral Rush is quite plain in style as it is just a rather large box shape, but it gives quite a strong impression because of the bold colours used. The box is a deep purple colour, while the writing is somewhere between lime green and yellow. The writing is diagonal across the bottle and is in an informal handwritten style and decorated by an arrow which runs through the words. From the box I would guess this perfume is aimed at the younger market as it is perhaps too tacky and cheap looking for older generations. Overall I personally think the box is fine, but I do feel some could consider it as cheap looking. I feel that where they skimped on the design of the box they went somewhat overboard on the design of the bottle. The bottle itself is a basic glass rectangle shape in a pretty shade of translucent purple. The writing on the bottle is the same as the box and it is topped with a ...

Maxfactor Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish 09/02/2017

Has Max Factor Nailed It?

Maxfactor Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish For about 2 months every year (usually around christmas time) I get really into painting my nails, and then as suddenly as the nail polish frenzy begins, it ends again. During the nail polish mania of 2016, I bought Max Factor Glossfinity nail polish...and I was excited to try it. What is it? Glossfinity nail polish is a Max Factor polish that claims to last for 7 days. It is available in 26 shades such as Royal Blue and Disco Pink (more on that later) and promises to give a high gloss professional finish. Price I was lucky enough to get my Glossfinity at the Pound Shop, but if you cant find it there, it is possible to buy it from Boots and Superdrug for the more expensive price of £5.99, however I noticed quite a few colours seem to be out of stock. The Bottle The Bottle is pretty ordinary as far as nail polish bottles go. It is a rectangular bottle with a black tube shaped lid. Max Factor is written on the front of the bottle in gold writing, as is the name Glossfinity and the statement "glossy nails for up to 7 days". The name of the polish is written on the back on one of those peel off labels. Overall I think the bottle is fine and I like the fact that the bottle is rectangular in shape as it gives you something to grip when you need to open the bottle. The Colour The colour I have is called "Virtual Fuchsia" and is numbered 118, but the weird thing is I cant find this colour listed in the 26 signature shades on sale in the UK. I searched around on the net and it ...

Burberry Brit Rhythm Women Eau de Toilette 02/02/2017

Is It A Brit Of All Right?

Burberry Brit Rhythm Women Eau de Toilette A couple of Christmases ago I received 90ml of Burberry Brit Rhythm Eau de Toilette. I had never had a Burberry Perfume before or even smelt one, so I was eager to see what this was like. The Price If you are interested in buying a 90ml bottle of Brit Rhythm it will set you back about £25.95 from Allbeauty.com, the recommended purchase price is claimed to be £69 which seems expensive to me. If you prefer the smaller 30ml bottle, that would be £14.95 also from Allbeauty.com. The Packaging The box for Brit Rhythm is plain in style. It is quite a flat rectangular box in a beige/very pale pink colour and has a waffled texture to the cardboard which I imagine is a subtle nod to the famous checked Burberry pattern. The writing runs vertically from bottom to top and is silver in colour, with the word Brit written in very large writing and the words Burberry and Rhythm in a smaller font. I would say the box is quite uninspiring and I cant imagine that the box would encourage me to try the perfume, perhaps a a more vibrant colour would have been better. I would say the bottle is a little more attractive. Again It is a flat rectangular shape and the glass is textured with the same Burberry pattern as the box. The pattern adds a bit more interest to the bottle than to the box as it makes the bottle nice to touch as well as look at. The only writing on the bottle is around the silver atomiser head and as you might imagine it just says the name of the perfume. I would say the lid is ...

Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck 26/01/2017

Keep on Truckin!

Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck During the Christmas period my daughter created many draft versions of her Christmas list. When she finally gave me the finished version I found that she hadn't asked for much, but the one item that she had on all her drafts and on the final list, was the Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck. I wasnt too happy to get her this particular toy...I could get on board with Shopkins and even the gross version of Shopkins called Grossery Gang but Num Noms felt like it was a step too far! I begrudgingly decided to get it for her, but I still wasnt keen. I ordered the Num Nom truck from Argos for £24.99...I felt this was expensive but I couldnt see it cheaper anywhere else. I am quite shocked to see it is now being sold for £32.99. Although an £8 rise might not seem like much, I think it takes the Num Nom truck from being 'expensive' to being 'too expensive'. It is also being sold in Toys 'r' us for a slightly cheaper £29.99. If you have never heard of Num Noms quite frankly you are not missing much at all...however pointless you think Shopkins are, these are worse. In a nutshell they are small scented rubbery cup shaped thingys that are styled to look and smell like various foods. So you might get a Pizza style Num Nom, or a Tropical Ice Cream Num Nom....they also have a little face on them, which actually isnt all that cute. Some Num Noms come with lip glosses, some with stamps and some with a little plastic motorised Num Nom that moves. Apart from the collectible aspect of Num Noms one ...

Hasbro Elefun & Friends Crocodile Dentist 24/01/2017

Needs More Bite!

Hasbro Elefun & Friends Crocodile Dentist I purchased Crocodile Dentist in the run up to Christmas as a present for my daughter who is almost 6 years old. I bought Crocodile Dentist from Argos as part of their 2 for £25 deal, but I cannot remember what the individual price was....at the moment the individual price is £18.99 and it is still available in the 2 for £25 deal. Crocodile Dentist comes in a large bright and attractive box. The head of a cartoon Crocodile almost looks like its bursting through the box and in the corner is an image of two children playing the game. I think most children would be very interested in this game because of the decoration on the box and would be excited to play. The box states that the game is for children aged 4 and over, so my daughter seems a pretty good age for this game. When you open the box you find the Crocodiles head, which is obviously what you use to play the game, and a small sticker sheet with the Crocodiles eyes on, which the children can stick on themselves with no difficulty. As you can probably tell, setting up the game was very easy. The aim of the game is quite simple. The mouth of the Crocodile is opened and the players take turns pressing down the teeth until the trigger tooth is pressed and the Crocodile snaps his jaws shut on the losing player. The trigger tooth changes position each time. My daughter and myself began playing this game. She was very excited by the prospect of being chomped on by the Crocodile...and a bit nervous too. As she pushed down ...

The Body Shop Moringa Hand Cream 22/01/2017

More Moringa For Me Please

The Body Shop Moringa Hand Cream Until recently I hadn't been in The Body Shop for over 15 years, but as I was struggling to find a gift for someone I decided to take a look and since then I have bought a few items every now and again. One of these items was Moringa Hand Cream. It is £4 for 30ml, but I would suggest to anyone who is buying from The Body Shop online to have a really good look around online for money off codes as The Body Shop do have some very good deals...often as much as half price off when using codes. Many people may not have heard of the Moringa tree before....I personally hadn't heard much about it apart from the fact that it is used by some people for medicinal purposes. But having read a little about it, it can be used in food, for water purification and is very high in vitamin C. I really like the packaging for this hand cream. I have been trying to think of a word to describe it....all I can think of is the word industrial...but I know thats not quite right...it is basic but attractive. It is a silver tube with a yellow/green sheen, topped with a simple black lid. Although the lid is quite small I'm happy because the hand cream is able to stand on its lid...its annoying when a bottle cant balance on its lid. There is a light yellow stripe on the tube and on this stipe is an image of the Moringa flower, which to me resembles a flower such as Honeysuckle. Beneath the picture it says "The Body Shop, Moringa Hand Cream" in bold black writing and underneath that in smaller writing it ...

Drumond Park Dig In 20/01/2017

Can you Dig it?

Drumond Park Dig In While browsing Argos online for various gifts for my daughter, I came across the game Dig in. I had never heard of it before but as I was looking for games that we could play as a family I thought it looked like it would be a good choice. I paid £14.99 for Dig In at Argos. At the time I felt it was a little expensive for a game that I hadnt heard of, but after checking the website I have seen that the price has now increased to £19.99 so it seems I got a bit of a bargain. The box that I received is a little different from the one that is pictured as instead of blue it is decorated in shades of red, however the images of gameplay look more or less the same. I would say the box looks fun and exciting and it certainly helped to tempt me to buy a game I had never heard of before. The box says the game is for two to four people and is for ages 8 and above. My daughter is not yet 6 so I was curious whether she would be able to play the game. When you open the box you find a large white plastic bowl set in a white square frame for stability. You also find lots of small different coloured plastic pieces in various shapes such as shoes, buttons and toilets. There is also a circular buzzer/timer in the box as well as a number of cards that show pictures of 6 of the pieces in black and white on one side and 6 of the pieces in colour on the other. The game needs very minimal set up as all you have to do is empty all the coloured pieces into the bowl and place the buzzer within ...

Disney Girls Mary Poppins Costume 19/01/2017

Practically Perfect

Disney Girls Mary Poppins Costume My daughter absolutely loves wearing costumes, its one of her favourite ways to play, so when it came to World Book Day last year I knew that I wanted to get her a really unusual costume to make her stand out and let her enjoy the day. The main offerings seemed to be a host of Frozen, Red Riding Hood or Alice in Wonderland costumes and not much in between...until I came across a lovely Mary Poppins costume...I just hoped that the costume would meet our expectations. I ordered the costume from eBay and the price was £14.99 with £2 delivery. I have looked online and it seems the costume has become a little cheaper. I ordered size 3-4 for my daughter. Size 3-4 is currently being sold for £12.99 while the maximum size which is 9-10 is being sold for £14.99 not including delivery. The costume is made up of a grey/blue Victorian style jacket and skirt (though its one piece) which is quite fitted until it reaches the thigh and from there on the skirt flares out, ending mid shin. One of the reasons I liked the idea of my daughter wearing this costume was that I felt she would not feel restricted by the length of the skirt at school and could still run around if she wanted too. The dress is decorated with painted on buttons, painted on lapels and painted on darting, which works to give the costume a smart fitted look. The shoulders of the costume are slightly puffed which also helps to make it look more old fashioned. There is a frilly white shirt insert attached to the dress with ...

Nivea Lip Butter 19/01/2017

Utterly Butterly Lip Butter

Nivea Lip Butter During winter time I obviously get dry lips like everybody else, but I also have the silly habit of biting my lips too. I often end up with dry lips that have seen better days and because of this I'm a bit of a lip balm addict. A few months ago I saw Nivia Lip Butter in Raspberry Rosé flavour in my local pound shop and so I thought I would give it a try. The first thing you might notice about this lip butter is that the container is pretty cute. It is a small flat circular tin in light pink with a matt finish. It is decorated with Raspberries and has the Nivea logo in the middle. On the back of the tin are the ingredients and other information such as the weight which is 16.7g and the fact that the lip butter is made in Belgium. Overall I really like the look of this tin, though I could imagine it might be too pink for some. Opening the tin is a little difficult. It is almost impossible for me to twist it off as the tin is so flat you dont have much space to get a grip. The best way to get the lid off is to try and prise it off with your nails, which is not always easy and has often resulted in me accidently sticking my finger in the lip butter or the whole tin flipping out of my hand. I think if they had perhaps cut out a notch on the edge of the lid, it might have helped but this seems to be an issue with many of these tin style lip balm containers. When you finally manage to open the tin you will find that the lip butter is exactly the same shade of pink as the tin. ...

Roberto Cavalli Serpentine Woman Eau de Toilette 18/01/2017

Slither away from Serpentine Perfume

Roberto Cavalli Serpentine Woman Eau de Toilette Christmas is always a good time to receive perfume, so I was looking forward to seeing which perfume I would receive at Christmas as I was starting to run low on last years perfumes. I received 100ml of Roberto Cavalli Serpentine eau de parfum and although it looked somewhat old fashioned I was excited to try it. As it was a gift I'm not completely sure what the price of the perfume was, but having looked on the internet the average price seems to be around £20 for 100ml of Eau de parfum and its available at allbeauty.com. Although my first impression is that the perfume looked old fashioned I did actually quite like the style of the box. The box is beige and rectangular with a front that looks as though it has been covered in gold leaf. Within the gold leaf is an embossed image of a snake which reminded me of the snake on the book in "The Neverending Story" movie...which pleased me for some reason! I might have been impressed with the box but I was definitely underwhelmed with the bottle as not only did it look old fashioned, but it also looked cheap. The bottle is a circular shape with a flat bottom and seems to be made of quite heavy glass. Snakes are again embossed in the glass and through it you are able to see Roberto Cavalli Serpentine written in very simple black print. I think with the right lid the bottle could have looked better, but the lid is tacky gold and in my opinion not very stylish. Another thing I dont like about the appearance of this perfume is the ...

Hasbro Guess Who? Game 17/01/2017

I guess it's.....Great!

Hasbro Guess Who? Game This Christmas I wanted to create some extra family fun, so I decided to get my daughter a few different board games. Guess Who was one of those board games and so far it has been a great buy. I picked up Guess Who from Argos for £9.99...its currently £14.99 but is in a two for 20 deal so thats a pretty good offer. There were different variations on the original game, My Little Pony Guess Who and Shopkins Guess Who, but I decided to go with the original as I thought it would stand the test of time rather than a faddy version. The box is nice and bright and gives you a good idea of what the game will look like when assembled and what the game is about. The box says that it is for ages 6 and above and I would say that it is pretty accurate, my daughter will be 6 in a few months and it took her a few goes to get the hang of it. The game consists of two plastic boards with 24 plastic doors on each board. You are given two character cards which have a different set of characters on each side....humans on one side and animals on the other to provide two different options of game play. The aim of the game is to guess the character your opponent has chosen by asking questions such as "Are they wearing a hat?" If your opponent says they are wearing a hat, then you leave the hat wearing characters with their door open and close all the doors on characters that arent wearing hats. You continue to take turns asking questions to narrow it down until you are confident enough to make a ...

Shopkins Shoppies Donutina's Donut Delights 16/01/2017

Do-nut buy Donutina

Shopkins Shoppies Donutina's Donut Delights My daughter is almost 6 and became interested in the Shopkins phenomenon last summer. She enjoyed collecting the little characters...checking if they were rare or not and categorising them. Thats why this Christmas I decided to buy her a Shopkins Shoppies Doll, Donutina playset. It was about 3 weeks before Christmas and for a few days I found Donutina out of stock for online ordering at my local Argos store, but then I was able to order for £19.99 and it was delivered. My first impression was that it was nice and colourful and would be attractive to children. Donutina is a bit longer than the palm of your hand, so a good size for young children. She comes with a brush and handbag, though I honestly felt the brush was a strange choice as an accessory as it would spoil the style of her hair. The Donutina playset comes with 4 mini donuts in the shopkins style and 2 larger donuts. The larger donuts are said to be "exclusive" so are only found in this particular set. A stand for Donutina is also provided and a card that helps you to access a free App (we havent tried it) Is also included. The donut cart is cute and came with a small tray to display the donuts and we were able to roll it around. Trying to fit the donuts on the cart was a bit fiddly for little fingers and I can imagine that the mini donuts will soon be lost as they are so small. When playing with the doll the first thing my daughter wanted to do is remove the shoes. She did this and after that we had some ...
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