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Beauticology Candy Cane 3 Body Butter Set 06/03/2014

One Poor Set!

Beauticology Candy Cane 3 Body Butter Set Well as you all know I love my moisturisers and I end up with a lot for Christmas and birthday. Most I do tend to like, however this set I’m about to review has got to be the worse I have ever used. I have used so many different brands over the years from the £1 shop to £100 designer brands and this is the worse! Beauticology Candy Cane 3 Body Butter Set: ‘Deeply nourish and moisturise the skin leaving it feeling as soft as silk with the Beauticology Candy Cane body butter set. The 3 pack of body butters includes gorgeous and invigorating scents: peppermint, candy cane and a strawberry swirl.’ - www.tesco.com My Findings: When I first opened these up at Christmas they sounded great, scents that I would like and the fact it was deep moisturising was great for me. I get dry skin as I shower a lot, because I train in different sports at different times so some days I could have three showers. First one I opened was Strawberry Swirl I just love strawberry scented items I opened the lid and pealed off the foil seal and half of the moisturiser ended up over the floor it was that running it just poured out! Not what I was expecting at all. I was thinking it was going to be a thick cream like butters normally are. Then onto the fragrance and sadly even that was a let down it smelt very artificial and somewhat sickly too. Cherry Candy Cane again runny, more thinner in consistency than a body lotion. The cherry scent was more like marzipan and very mild at that. So I opened the ...

Toshiba C855 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB 18/02/2014

Super Purple Laptop

Toshiba C855 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB Having not long reviewed my iPad where I stated that I find my laptop much better, I thought I would review my laptop so I could also explain what I mean. I’ve had my laptop now for around one year now, at first I was unsure what type I wanted. But, I knew I would be using it for internet use, shopping, reviews etc but also to contact my family that live aboard and low on the list I wanted a purple one! Well I can have my girly moments. A lot of laptops fit this list for me so at first I did some research to find a decent laptop that had a reasonable price tag. Toshiba - C855 15.6 Inch 1TB 8GB: ‘The Toshiba Satellite C855 laptop offers great quality for everyday computing, featuring a 15.6 display and textured matt black finish. Extensive connectivity options are incorporated including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and HDMI making it ideal for connecting with other devices as well as keeping in touch with people.’ - www.argos.co.uk My Findings: I am not the most high tech person out there and I don’t know much when it comes to laptops. But this one has been a little beauty for me and works a treat. Was ordered online and arrived promptly, comes in a large white box plenty of protective padding in place. Inside the box you have the laptop (of course) a manual and the mains lead/charger. The charge comes in two parts which is common for laptops; they are straight forward to plug into one another. Then plug into the laptop to start charging. You then lift the top of the laptop ...

Monsters Inc Monsters University Party Cups 30/01/2014

A Monster Party

Monsters Inc Monsters University Party Cups I love planning events so when I have the time I like get stuck in. It was my nephews 3rd Birthday on the 28th January, so help my sister I decided to have his party at mine and sort the entertainment! Yes a room full of 3 to 7 year olds I was brave! Monsters Inc University Plastic Cups: My Findings: My Nephew George right now is crazy about Monster Inc, absolutely loves it so I thought why not theme the party around that for him. Shopping around I can tell you children’s themed items are certainly not cheap. You get a pack of eight cups which will hold 200ml each. Some children can be rather heavy handed and these are certainly are not tough enough for them. I got two packs of cups had another idea for them and opted to get the children fruit shoots instead. The few cups I had left over some of the older children were drinking out of them but you could see the slight bend when they were picking them up. So personally I wouldn’t recommend using this for little children. Plus when you have the little ones running around being as there are no tops there will be plenty spillage with excited kids. What I used them for were party bags and wrapped them up myself, they look so much better than giving out party bags. On the cups you have the two main characters Sulley and Mike Wazowski, for kid’s party cups they are a little plain but focuses on the favourite two. There bright in colour and fun for the children, it also has the Monster Inc University logo. They were all very ...

Burt's Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream 28/01/2014

Super Clean Face thanks to Burt's Bees

Burt's Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream There are a lot of beauty products on the market a brand I had never tried before was Burt’s Bees. My friend Toni raves about them and it is the only product she will use on her face. Being a great friend as she is she got me a few Burt’s Bees items for me to try. Burt’s Bees – Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream: ‘Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream is a rich, sulfate-free facial cleanser is made with a gentle, yet effective plant-based cleansing complex featuring quillaja saponaria (soap) bark extract and witch hazel. Luxurious lather foams away excess dirt, oil and make-up leaving skin feelling clean and refreshed. Extracts of chamomile, echinacea and aloe help calm skin while glycerin and cocoa butter provide a touch of moisture for naturally fresh, healthy skin.’ - www.burtsbees.co.uk My Findings: I have used a good many different face cleansing over the years and I have to say this has jumped right to the top of my list. I’ve been using this product for around four weeks now and the feeling it gives my skin is just amazing. My only thing is as it is a pretty much natural product (98% they claim) it has a massive ingredients list, however it is sulfate, parabens, phthalates and petrochemical free. Not tested on animals which is a big plus on my list and is BUVA approved. Using this product is nice and easy, wet your face then apply a small amount of the cleanser to your finger tips and massage over the face. You only need a small amount it goes go ...

Superdrug Extracts Conditioner Coconut & Almond 27/01/2014

Coconut Hair Care

Brothers Toffee Apple Cider 26/01/2014

In love with the Brothers

Brothers Toffee Apple Cider I do like an alcoholic beverage now and again, like always I like to try new things and generally take a look around the supermarkets to see what is on offer. Brothers – Toffee Apple Premium Cider: ‘It has taken 4 Brothers and 14 generations of cider makers, from the Showering family, to create this unique Toffee Apple Cider. The delicious blend of cream soda & smoldering toffee is for those who don’t do normal cider’ - www.brotherscider.co.uk My Findings: I’m really not one for normal ciders just really dislike the taste; however I do like the different kinds of ciders, like the red fruits etc. When I was doing a bit of shopping these were on offer, I like toffee and I like apples so I popped a few in the trolley. Not having tried this before I was intrigued to know what theses would be like and I have to say they were delicious! After chilling I poured into a tall glass, there was a nice fizz to it and you could smell the sweetness. My first taste I was blown away just how yummy and morish this actually was! You have a sweet slightly warming bubbly apple taste then you get the rich tasty toffee. I was surprised just how much it does taste like toffee apples however a lot nicer and doesn’t get stuck in your teeth. I like the fact that there was a nice light sparkle to the drink, but the right amount of bubbles for me. Too many can make things rather gassy, however here I think they have got then right combination. Some flavoured drinks I think can have a somewhat ...

Madonna Tattoo Eau de Toilette 23/01/2014

Sweet but weak

Madonna Tattoo Eau de Toilette Like I have said before I do enjoy my scented items; personally I will give most things a try whatever the price tag. Unless, ginger, lavender, cinnamon and celery are involved! Oh and coriander! Eww! Madonna Tattoo Eau De Toilette Perfume – ‘A fun & lively fruit cocktail of fragrances to make you smell delicious!’ - www.corsair.co.uk My Findings: I had this scent within a hamper I received for Christmas not one I have seen before, so happy to try something new out. It has Madonna written on the front from what I can see it is not endorsed by her at all. But with its bright colour and bold text it does remind me a little of 80’s pop Madonna. When you get this perfume out the box I must admit it looks rather cheap, see-through glass with a plastic purple top. This scent has a spray applicator, you get a decent amount per spray and the fragrance is very mild but sweet. Personally this is more suited to early teens but I do like sweet fragrances so I don’t mind this one to much. The down side is the longevity it is poor compared to most and the scent lasts no longer than an hour really so you do have to top up regularly. It states it’s a fun, lively fruit cocktail it does has fruitiness to it more towards citrus with an apple hint but I can also smell a slight floral backdrop. Sadly I can not find the notes anywhere to help understand what I’m detecting with this one. However I think on the hold it is a nice sweet fragrance, but I do feel I’m a little mature for this ...

Superdrug Naturals Coconut & Sweet Almond Shampoo 15/01/2014

An ok Shampoo

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Eau de Parfum 10/01/2014

I'm a Modern Muse

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Eau de Parfum Love the holiday times, friends and family that know me, know I like my fragrances so I do end up getting a lot of smellies which is great! Estee Lauder I must admit isn’t my favourite I find there scent just too floral. However this one has certainly changed my mind on the brand. Estee Lauder – Modern Muse Eau De Parfum: ‘The carefully constructed blending of two distinctively different yet equally dynamic accords provides an intriguing, innovative dual impression. This unique dual-accord structure makes Modern Muse a true innovation in fragrance design. As complex and fascinating as the woman who inspires it’ - www.esteelauder.co.uk My Findings: This is Estee Lauder's newest fragrance and I must admit I am surprised on just how much I like it, whether my taste is changing in perfumes I don’t know. For me I personally think it is deep and kind of sexy sophisticated fling to it. From the Estee Lauder website it states that this Eau De Parfum has a feeling of confidence, independents and Inspiring. Which I have to agree with, I am always amazed how items can affect your moods well this one certainly feels like it gives me fighting female boost. The notes – • Exotic Mandarin • Honeysuckle Nectar • Dewy Petals • Jasmine Sambac • China Absolute • Tuberose Fleur Fir Nat • Fresh Lily • Patchouli Coeur • Patchouli Crist • Amber Wood • Suede Musk • Madagascar Vanilla SFE Now there is rather a lot going on here but I feel they all combine well, well I like it anyway! At ...

Nirvana Spa Nspa Japanese Minis Treat 08/01/2014

Treat Lacking Cherry from NSpa

Nirvana Spa Nspa Japanese Minis Treat I have done many reviews on the brand NSpa as it was one of my favourite bath time treats at one point. Over the years they have completely changed their products around, which I do have to say I enjoyed their original stuff. NSpa - Nspa Japanese Minis Treat: ‘This spa inspired range is infused with essential oil of Ylang-Ylang to transport you to the iconic cherry blossom gardens of Japan. This luxurious Bath Melt and Wash Grain duo will leave your skin delicately fragranced with floral cherry blossom, peony, lily, rose and white musk.’ - www.nirvanaspa.co.uk My Findings: When doing a little shopping in Asda they have the Christmas gifts set out and most of which were on offer. I spotted a new NSpa set so I thought why not and popped it into my cart, I have so many items like this at home however when I see a new one I just love to try it! With this box of treats you get – Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk Bath Melt (100ml) Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk Grains with Crushed Bamboo (75ml) Pink Exfoliating Sponge All complete in a cute pink presentation box, I personal think it looks more expensive than it actually costs too which is a bonus if giving for gifts. 'The Bath Melt –' All you have to do here is pour into warm running water and wow the fragrance jumps out. You get lovely smooth bubbles which I just love; sadly the bubbles don’t last very long. But while soaking in the tub the water is soft and smells just divine, kind of like a mild cherry with a slight floral ...

Superdrug Precious Woman Eau de Toilette 18/12/2013

Bargain Scent from Superdrug

Superdrug Precious Woman Eau de Toilette I adore my perfumes what women doesn’t? Even better when I find a massive bargain! Normally when it comes to cheap scent I do dismiss them as some I’ve seen have been horrid, but I’ve certainly dropped lucky here. Precious Woman – Eau De Toilette: ‘A voluptuous fragrance with hints of apple and vintage white florals on a sweet base of patchouli and vanilla. A floral fragrance containing hints of apple and vintage white florals.’ - www.superdrug.com My Findings: I am starting to run low on a lot of my perfumes now so was looking for something to fill the gap form now till Christmas as I know I always get a lot of perfumes and different scents over the holidays. While taking a look around Superdrug the store assistant told me how nice this was, there wasn’t any out to try so on a whim I took it. Personally I was a little dubious however I am happy I purchased it and gave it a go! I am not a floral fan when it comes to scents however it was the apple and vanilla that got my attention. Giving this a few squirts around my neck and on my wrist, the fragrance hits you straight away and tad over powering. For me I detect a sweet floral aroma followed by a sweet warm vanilla. I think it smells best after it has settled on my skin. I think it has a little warmness to it which is perfect for this time of year, and as it has a wonderful balance of floral and sweetness I think it will have a wide audience. The longevity of the eau de toilette for the money is great and I’m finding ...

Nars Optimal Brightening Concentrate 16/12/2013

Glowing Face from NARS

Nars Optimal Brightening Concentrate NARS is a company I’ve only recently heard of, their items I must say are rather pricey! But I’ve really taken a likening to them. NARS is a company that does skin care and cosmetics. It was a guest where I work told me about this brand and it has been amazing! NARS – Optimal Brightening Concentrate: ‘Potent Multi-Action Vitamin C clarifies and evens skin tone while working long term to prevent and help repair signs of aging while encapsulated Nonie Fruit Extracts boosts cellular energy.* Dark spots begin to fade from view and skin appears youthful, prismatic, and illuminated.’ - www.narscosmetics.co.uk/narsskin/treat/~/optimal-brightening-concentrate My Findings: With me I do feel I suffer with dull skin and I’ve always had darkness under my eyes, so I have used a lot of lotions like this over the years. For me this has to be in my top three next to Benefit, I’m on my fourth week of using this product. Each morning I will apply after cleansing and some nights I will also rub over my face before bed. It is recommended that you use around two to three pumps of the cream to smooth over your face. Stating that you should concentrate more on the areas you need it most. Though it is recommend you use the matching moisturiser after using this product, I have to say I don’t really feel the need to do so. As my face feels extremely soft and moisturised after I have rubbed this on. I normally use three pumps though sometimes four so I can go under my eyes a little more. I ...

Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask 13/12/2013

No Oatifix for Me!

Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask One of my favourite things to do is have a pamper day, of late I really haven’t had time for many at all. But had some free time I popped into Lush as I haven’t tried any of their face masks before. I guess I kind of wished I stuck to what I know works! Lush – Oatifix Fresh Face Mask: ‘Altogether, a gentle mask that is perfect to feed dry or sensitive skin. Oatifix was invented by our shop managers on an inventing day at the factory. They wanted something for dry skin, that didn’t cause irritation to sensitive skin types.’ - www.lush.co.uk My Findings: My skin can re-act at times to new products so I’m always caution at first and carry out a patch test just incase. The lady in the Lush store advised this would be perfect for my skin and it was suitable for all skin types and shouldn’t cause any irritation. So all in all that sounded good my skin was a little dry due to the cold weather and was told this would certainly help. As I purchased a few items I was given one application of this free of charge which I think was rather nice of her. You don’t get many shops giving you a freebie! How I was told to use the product was to cleanse my face first, then apply to skin and leave for around ten minutes before rinsing away from my face. Smoothing this face mask on was a little tricky with the lumps of oats, some bids just dropped to the floor. It wasn’t rough or grainy either it was like a soft mushy paste but didn’t look attractive at all. It smelt very much like my ...

Vaseline Health Hands Plus Stronger Nails Hand Cream 11/12/2013

Super Soft Hands from Vaseline

Vaseline Health Hands Plus Stronger Nails Hand Cream My hands take a lot of punishment always being washed; using antibacterial gels which are drying and going in and out of boxing gloves takes its toll on my poor hands. So in turn I use hand creams in order to keep them soft and stop them drying out. Vaseline – Healthy Hands plus Stronger Nails Hand Cream ‘Healthy Hand & Nail Lotion is formulated for your hands. Its conditioning moisturisers are fast absorbing and non-greasy. It nourishes for softer palms, fingertips and knuckles, smoother cuticles and stronger nails.’ - www.boots.com My Findings: Just coming to the end of this tube and I have to say this is one of the better hand creams I have tried. My knuckles can get really dry as I do a lot of boxing but what I put my hands through you really couldn’t tell due to this hand creams. This hand cream is of medium consistency and white in colour, I normally use a 10p sized blob on my hands. I find it takes about thirty seconds of rubbing my hands for it to all soak in. Straight away you can feel a massive difference. I am not left with oily hands as the cream soaks in well, my hands don’t feel clammy either after use. This is good as they don’t feel covered and un breathable, just soft feeling hands that look in good condition. As this is cream also states it will give you stronger nails I’m a bit on the fence so to speak. My nails really don’t seem any different but most of the times I’m always wearing nail polish, or use a separate nail strengthener. Another plus ...

Pepsi Max 26/11/2013

The Max

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