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5 Star Office Waste Bin 13/11/2017

5 Star Bin

5 Star Office Waste Bin 5 Star Office Waste Bin My Findings: Well there isn’t much you can say about a bin! I work within accounts, so when people within the company want any stationary, equipment one of my jobs is to find the best quality one for the money. Under the desks we have the 5-star office waste bins, as they are a good size, hold a decent amount of waste without taking up too much space. These waste bins are sturdy and being plastic, you are able to keep them clean. We normal still use a bin liner as it is easier for our cleaners to grab and go! These bins can be found in four colours. Black, blue, red and silver. We all went with the black ones, as they suit our office. The bin is round, but they also do a squared version if you prefer. They suit well within the office, a smart clean line appearance. After I purchased several for under our desks, I’ve also purchased one for the down stairs toilet in my home. Again, I found the size and design to be practical for my needs. The size of the bin is 14 liters which is plenty for an office or small room. Price and Availability: I purchased ours from UK Office Direct at just £3.20 each, I have now seen them cheaper at Paperstone for £2.35, which I think is a bargain! There are many stationary companies that also stock these, so it is worth looking around. Overall: As far as a simple bin goes, this one I fully recommend, well priced, easy to keep clean and of course very practical. I cannot really find a fault with this bin, I've even ...

The Body Shop Banana Shampoo 12/11/2017

Banana Care for Hair

The Body Shop Banana Shampoo I’ve tried so many hair products over the years, however I do keep coming back to this one in particular. I have great love for the Body Shop, however I normally only make my purchases when they have their offers on. To be honest they have plenty of great offers all through the year. Body Shop – Banana Shampoo: ‘Enriched with real banana puree from Ecuador, this cleansing shampoo is irresistible.’ - My Findings: How to use shampoo is pretty much self-explanatory, you just wet your hair squeeze some of the product onto your hair and give it a rub. The fragrance from the shampoo fills the room, I personally think it smells delicious. If you’re not a fan of sweet scents or banana then this shampoo isn’t the one for you. However, if you love the sweet stuff and bananas, you need this in your life! The shampoo has a thick consistency and is dull yellow in colour, it lathers really well, even when using a small amount. This shampoo coats the hair all over well. I do feel it is a little suborn when rising the product from my hair, still a very effective shampoo nonetheless. I do colour my hair, and over the past few months, I’ve had green, blue, pink and purple. Semi permanents, this shampoo I’ve found does strip the colour from the hair quicker than other shampoos I’ve used in the past. So, if you’re using vibrant semi-permanent colours just be mindful that product rinses the colour ...

Dimplex DXAPV3N 21/07/2017

Dimplex for my Bedroom

Dimplex DXAPV3N As the weather has warmed up it seems to have hit my asthma a little, wheezing more on a night time. My partner suffers horrid with his hayfever so I went on a hunt to find something that will help in some way. Dimplex Air Purifier: Viro3 enviro-neutralising technology, attacks and neutralises harmful impurities in the air. The negative ions produced by the Viro³ Enviro-neutralising Technology, are like those which can be found in large quantitiesin uncontaminated areas in nature, near waterfalls, beaches and in the mountains. They enrich the air and naturally give a sensation of clean air, reducing psychophysical stress. My Findings: Trying to pick an air purifier was certainly challenging work, there are so many on the market, lots of big fancy words I just didn’t understand! I just wanted one for my bedroom, that did a reasonable job! With my asthma playing up and my partners hayfever kicking in, I needed some kind of filtration system that would make the air cleaner. After what felt like a never-ending mission, I finally found one I liked. The Dimplex air purifier works by trapping any airborne impurities, filtering the air so you get cleaner air to breath in. I was wondering if this would really work? Being for my bedroom I didn’t want some large unit, I needed something that fitted in with my room. Dimensions for this unit are - H 33 x W 24 x D 13 cm. It doesn’t look unsightly and does ...

Wild Zoological Park, Wolverhampton 11/06/2017

Wild Afternoon

Wild Zoological Park, Wolverhampton I just adore going to new places, what I find interesting is that some people travel hundreds of miles to find somewhere to visit to have an adventure so to speak. When no one is really looking at their local areas. I have found some amazing places to visit that are local to me and yet some places not so great! But if you don’t venture out, you will never know what local treasure there is. Wild Zoological Park: ‘WILD Zoological Park was born out of a dream to educate the public about different animals, poke holes in common misconceptions and to remove stigmas commonly associated with animals that aren’t so cute and fluffy. Wild Zoological Park Tom Lane Halfpenny Green Bobbington DY7 5EP - My Findings: Before we decided to visit here we were reading the reviews on trip adviser. Some had much praise, so for a mini day out we though this looked like an ideal little place. To travel by car from Halesowen, West Midlands it took around twenty-five minutes. One thing that we found from the review on trip adviser was that Wild was within the Half Penny Green Vineyard, otherwise we would have driven right past. We drove up the long drive, stunning views on the vineyard along the way. We pulled into the parking lot. It was much better than I expected! There was an array on mini craft shops and restaurant. Wild Zoological Park is located towards the back of the craft huts, it isn’t sign posted that well, however still easy enough to find. Entering the ...

Maybelline Maybeline Fit Me Foundation 30/05/2017

Fit's with me!

Maybelline Maybeline Fit Me Foundation I’m not a huge girly girly when it comes to make up, I have a few brands that I stick with. I’m not one to follow current trends or anything. I like what I like and stick with what works. I love getting samples to try as I dislike purchasing a product to find out it is no good! This item I first tried as a sample and it’s been in my make-up bag ever since. Maybelline Foundation: ‘Calling tone, paging texture. Get the ultimate natural look with our line of fresh foundations, blushes, and concealers.’ - My Finding: When I first tried this product, the range was rather basic, in the Fit Me line you had the foundation liquid, powder and a concealer stick. Now this range has certainly grown, with many more shades and variations of its original product. The shade I use is 115 as I am rather pale and I find this suit me well. I’ve recently updated to a foundation sponge to apply this liquid. Normally I use my fingers and still it sits lovely on my skin and blends to give me a sheer even skin tone. What I like is that the foundation feels light on my skin. I don’t feel like I’m wearing make-up and when you’re stuck in an office all day long the last thing you want is a face that feels heavy weighted down. Up until recently this brand packaged this product in glass bottles with a pump applicator, however they have now changed to a plastic tube. To use, you simply squeeze the desired amount you require. Like with most packaging, ...

Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Nintendo 3DS) 13/06/2016

Puzzles with Professor Layton DS

Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Nintendo 3DS) So at Christmas I received a new DS, needless to say I was more than happy. I had a DS many years ago and sadly it go lost. So plenty new games to try, my favourite are puzzle games. Which there is ample to choose from. I do have a soft spot for the Professor Layton series, it’s a mystery within puzzles and brain teasers. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask 3DS ‘Join Professor Layton in his latest adventure as he uncovers the mystery of the Miracle Mask! Attempt to solve over 150 new puzzles to help the professor stop the Masked Gentleman from terrorising Monte d'Or. Follow Layton as he delves deeper into his past to help unlock the mysteries of the present, now beautifully animated in 3D.’ - My Findings: I have played a few of the Professor Layton games and really enjoyed them, so I couldn’t wait to play this when I opened it at Christmas. The Professor Layton series started in 2007 and consist of – Professor Layton and the Curious Village Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box/Pandora's Box Professor Layton and the Unwound Future/Lost Future Professor Layton and the Last Specter/Spectre's Call Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy The game I am playing right now is Miracle Mask, and the game plays out in an adventure story where you go through the plot but on route you have to complete puzzles. With each ...

Boots Zingy Shower Gel 11/04/2016

Not so Zingy

Boots Zingy Shower Gel When going into my shower there is a silly amount of shower gels, so using the rest of them up before purchasing anymore! My favourite ones I like are fruity scented one, unusual ones like chocolate cake scented. I think it is rather funny when my partner goes for a shower and comes back smelling like chocolate fudge cake. Boots Zingy Cool Coconut Shower Gel: Smooth on and splash clean for a moisturised feeling My Findings: I use the shower a lot, I love my baths but at times showers are just more effective. For just over a week I have used this shower gel every day and well now I’ve finally given up. I hate waste, but this shower gel really doesn’t cut it. I normally love coconut but sadly this is just too artificial for my liking. It is like a coconut plastic concoction it states on the packaging ‘this is not a food’ and well by the fragrance you wouldn’t eat it even if it was a cake! This shower gel is medium consistency and a translucent white in colour. You don’t need too much to achieve a decent lather. It does feel nice on my skin at first rather creamy but that is certainly short lived. The fragrance isn’t all that strong which I think is a good thing. Still it is refreshing within the shower as it did leave my skin feeling clean. Once dried off you cannot smell any of the fragrance really, my skin did feel clean but also very dry at the same time. That dry it started to feel tight and uncomfortable so I had to give myself a good moisturising after each use of ...

Prada Candy Eau de Parfum 29/03/2016

I want Candy!

Prada Candy Eau de Parfum I want Candy!! I did some shopping at my local Boots, I had birthday gifts I needed to purchase so I went for fragrance and the lovely assistant there gave me a few samples for myself! Bonus! I love my scents and do get through a lot throught out the year and now I’ve added another to my list. Prada Candy Eau De Parfum ‘Prada Candy is instantly seductive, an explosion of shocking pink and gold, showing a new facet of Prada femininity. Prada Candy is a fragrance with a novel olfactory balance combining exceptionally high-quality ingredients in excessive proportions. Magnified by White Musks, noble Benzoin comes together with a modern Caramel accord to give the fragrance a truly unique signature.’ - My Findings: I must admit when looking for a fragrance Prada isn’t one that comes to mind and if I never had some samples I probably wouldn’t have tried it. So I’m certainly glad the sales assistant gave me some to try. I wasn’t all that sure in what to expect, judging by the name Candy I was thinking it was going to be sweet and maybe nostalgic in some way. For me when I think about sweets/candy it reminds me of childhood. 'Top Note: Musk' 'Middle Note: Benzoin' 'Bottom Note: Caramel' Scents all act different on everyone’s skin due to oils in our skin so for me when I first sprayed this I certainly detect the top note of musk just delicately fragrant on my skin. I was expecting this to be overly sweet but infact ...

Nylabone Dura Chew Chicken Souper 21/03/2016

Oliver loves it

Nylabone Dura Chew Chicken Souper Some of you will know I have a Chocolate Labrador called Oliver, he is the biggest Labrador I have ever seen just gone two years old and just over 45kg. With that you might think he is overweight well his rather skinny. He is long and tall wide shoulders and very lively! Nylabone Dura Chew Designed for powerful chewers. Bristles raised during chewing help clean teeth and control plaque & tartar build-up. - My Findings: I never had to purchase toys like this with my last boy Josh he never destroyed anything and was amazingly gentle. Oliver is from the same bloodline and would be great nephew to Josh, however the two couldn’t be more different. Oliver is hard work and can be very destructive. Cheaper toys don’t last him more than minutes, so I had to go searching for toys that would cater for extreme chewers. Oliver is certainly a hard-core chewer one of the brands I’ve had better luck with is Nylabone. I recently purchased another one as the ones he has, his now worn the edges down. I went with the Dura chew which states it is chicken flavour, it doesn’t smell like chicken and nor does it look like chicken. Oliver has had this one before and I went with it again as I know I will get a couple of months use. (He has several other Nylabone products his playing with too) It is a very hard bone like shape and is slightly heavier than other bone toys. Oliver loves it which is the most important ...

Oral B All Around Protection Clean Mint 15/03/2016

Expert Clean Teeth

Oral B All Around Protection Clean Mint One thing I am not lazy about is my oral hygiene and the UK has come a long way over the years. I have tried many toothpaste, I remember I used to love the strawberry ones as a child sadly the grown up ones are not as nice! Oral-B Pro Expert Toothpaste ‘Oral-B Pro Expert Professional Protection Clean Mint Toothpaste developed with Oral-B experts protects the 8 areas dentists check most. It contains Stannous Fluoride Complex, a unique combination of ingredients. It targets and protect against the issues it finds in your mouth: cavities, plaque, gum problems, sensitivity, stains, bad breath, tartar and enamel erosion.’ - My Findings: I’m not a fan of toothpastes that just foam everywhere, first thing of a morning just make me feel like I’m going to be sick. So my first like when it comes to this toothpaste is the fact it doesn’t foam up like a fire extinguisher has just exploded in my mouth. What it claims to help with – 'Cavities' – Luckily I have only ever had one filling in my lifetime so far and I do believe that is down to good hygiene. I feel that this toothpaste does deliver in helping I don’t get any more. 'Gums' – Been using this product a long time now and I can see that my gums have a very rosy healthy appearance. 'Plaque' – Before this product I noticed I used to get a very small build up at the back of my teeth, my teeth now feel clean and smooth. ...

Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Night Cream 14/03/2016

Simple, working through the night!

Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Night Cream If you are a follower of my reviews you will notice I do review a lot of beauty products, moisturisers have always been a part of my beauty routine and for a while now I have stuck with products from Simple. They are amazingly priced and work great on my skin. Simple ‘When your skin's happy and looking youthful, you feel healthier and happier too! Regeneration Age Resisting Night Cream contains a special blend of ingredients that help to revitalise and restore your skin throughout the night. Perfect for even sensitive skin’ - My Findings: I have been using this product for well over a year now just purchasing a new tube just last week. I’ve even got my partner using this stuff! I think it is family thing too when it comes to moisturising, I remember when I was a little girl my Nan used to always moisturise and so did my mom. I was around 12/13 years old when I got into a proper routine. My skin has certainly thanked me for this. This product also has the matching day cream which I also use, there is a difference in consistency between them. The day cream is thicker and soaks into the skin much faster, the night cream feels more like a serum and does take longer for the skin to absorb. Which I personally don’t mind I’m going to bed anyway. Even though it takes longer to absorb into the skin it isn’t sticky or heavy in anyway. My skin feels amazingly soft once I have woken. It ...

Christian Dior Rouge Dior Lipcolor 01/03/2016

A bit of Dior

Christian Dior Rouge Dior Lipcolor So here we are with another make-up item, sorry guys! I wonder if I can get all my make-up reviewed? I have a massive range of products I have tried and tested over the years, some I didn’t like and need to throw away and some I adore. I go from budget make-up to higher end I don’t really mind what scale it is on long as the item works to how I like. Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick ‘Rouge Dior adds a couture touch to your style signature. Like a Dior bag, the iconic Dior red is the mark of ultimate chic. It dresses the lips in timelessly elegant colour with a sensual lipcare texture that leaves a radiant satiny finish.’ - My Findings One of my favourite things is lipstick I love and adore trying new colours both subtle and bold shades / tones. This one is in my top five I would say, not one I use a lot as well I do enjoy kissing my partner and this isn’t all that smudge proof, so it’s a great one for going to work or when out with the girls. It doesn’t wear off fast like some lipsticks can. It does stay put for a good while, if you are eating and drinking of course it will wear faster but you would expect that from most lipsticks and it doesn’t claim to be smudge proof or a lip stain. When it comes to lipsticks my pet hates are ones that leave an oily texture, feel uncomfortable on my lips or ones that dry my lips out. This I’m pleased to ...

BeneFit Fakeup Concealer 01/03/2016

How to Fake it....

BeneFit Fakeup Concealer As you know I love my beauty products and one of my favourite brands is Benefit, yes a little on the pricey side but more than worth it. Benefit Fakeup Under Eye Concealer ‘This hydrating crease-control concealer - with vitamin E & apple seed extract - hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look. Available in three shades. It's proven to keep skin hydrated for six hours!’ - My Findings: We all have days where we burnt the midnight oil and showing all over our faces. I’m always getting dark circles under my eyes. My little nephew used to call me rainbow eyes as under my eyes looked darkish but had a bruised kind of tone with blues, greens and purples. Having rather bad joint issues my sleep suffers a lot and well I don’t want that to show on my face. It was a while back I was picking up some mascara up from the Benefit counter and the assistant asked if I wanted to try their new product. So of course I agreed, this comes in three shades (light, medium and deep) my skin is rather pale so she used their shade light. It comes in a tube like a lipstick and she just rub it under my eyes. The difference was genius! It didn’t even look like I was wearing anything my under eyes just looked healthy and bright. With that excellent sales pitch I am now I’m my third tube, for a concealer it blends well, it is light and doesn’t dry my skin out. How I use this ...

Vicks VapoRub 29/02/2016

Super Rub

Vicks VapoRub More often than not I’m ill don’t understand why I’m ill so much. My GP seems to think as I’m always in pain from joint issues it brings me down and easier to pick up bugs. In my medicine cupboard you will always seem certain items and this is one of them. Vicks VapoRub ‘Vicks VapoRub is an ointment which is used to relieve nasal catarrh (inflammation of mucous membranes in the nose and throat), congestion (a blocked nose), sore throat and coughs due to colds. Vicks VapoRub contains four active ingredients: Camphor, Turpentine oil, Levomenthol and Eucalyptus oil.’ - My Findings: One of the worse things for me is a blocked nose and headache, I just hate it. Being asthmatic I’m very limited in what I can use for any form of relief. One of the things I suffer from the most is sinusitis and this is one of the main products I use to aid some comfort. If you have ever smelt this product then you know how powerful the fragrance is, but it does work wonders. Sinusitis makes me feel like my head is going to explode, I can’t breathe through my nose and keep breathing through my mouth is drying my throat out and starts to aggravate my asthma. So the first thing I do is melt some Vaporub in a bowl with boiled water, I just lean my head over and let the steam and vaporub do its job. I can feel my nose start to drip (sorry gross I know) it doesn’t completely unblock my nose but is helps greatly and I do that a ...

BeneFit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss 24/02/2016

Super Sexy Lips

BeneFit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss I love my lip gloss, balms, lipsticks and well I have way more than I need! Each coat and bag I own you will normally find one in and not to mention my make-up bags. One of the brands I love is Benefit they do some great items for your lips. Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss ‘Our soft & silky glosses glide on sooo smooth, drenching lips in luscious colour from crystal clear to hot pink. Apply to lips for luscious coverage and add a little extra to the centre of your bottom lip to make your pout look fuller!’ - My Findings: This gloss is a little treasure in my beauty arsenal and I really do just love everything about it. Over the years I have used a lot of different lip glosses. Some can be heavy, sticky, taste horrid and just wear off as soon as it has been applied. Happy to report this is one of the god ones! This product boasts to be – * Never sticky * Gives lips a sexy sheen * Luxurious formula I believe this is very true to their words from Benefit, they have this gloss in several different shades. The shade I have is lollibop which is a hot pink colour. I normally go for darker and deeper tones but I picked this for my day time make-up or when I’m going for a more natural look. This product comes in a fancy tube and looks rather show biz which just makes it more appealing. It is a little larger than some glosses but still easy to pop in your bag to take it with you, if you should need a top ...
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