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Baylis & Harding Anti-Bacterial Luxury Hand Wash 30/05/2017

This Liquid is Lacking Luxury..!

Baylis & Harding Anti-Bacterial Luxury Hand Wash ~ Baylis & Harding Anti-bacterial Luxury Hand Wash ~ A while back, I was placing an order online at www.boots.com, using the opportunity to stock up on some household toiletries. I purchased several liquid hand wash products at this time, one of which was the Baylis & Harding Anti-bacterial Luxury Hand Wash. This review discusses my thoughts and experiences. The main reason that I purchased this particular hand wash at the time was it's low price; at the time of purchase, the generously-sized 500ml bottle was on sale for around the £1.05 mark. I felt this price reflected brilliant value as I regularly pay around £1 for other hand wash products that are generally only 250ml or 300ml in size. Since that time, however, the price of the product has gone up and it is now priced around £1.70 on www.boots.com where I usually purchase such products. (Info correct as @ May 2017) The packaging is fairly simplistic in its design, but I have found that it serves its purpose well. The plastic bottle is sturdy, and has a rounded, 'chunky' design. The plastic bottle has a sort of pearl-like 'sheen' to it, which allows it to look slightly more upmarket than some of the other, more 'budget' hand wash products that I purchase regularly. This, together with the silver Baylis & Harding 'Mosaic' branding design give the product a pleasant appearance overall, I think. As is normal practice with liquid Hand Wash or Hand Soap products, the bottle has a 'pump' dispenser at the top of the ...

Fisher Price Stack & Nest Pots & Pans 25/05/2017

'Potty' Playtime..!

Fisher Price Stack & Nest Pots & Pans ~ Fisher Price Stack & Nest Pots & Pans ~ I was on the look out for some basic little toy pots for my one year old son to play with, but found such toys were fairly limited, and I struggled to find what I was looking for. Eventually, after some searching, I stumbled across the "Stack & Nest Pots & Pans" from the well-known "Fisher Price" brand, with this review outlining our experiences of the product. The Fisher Price Pots & Pans comprises of a set of three brightly-coloured pots and pans, made of extremely sturdy plastic. The packaging for the Stack & Nest Pots states that the toy is suitable for ages 6-36 months. The toy generally retails for around the £10 - £12 mark, although at the time of writing (May 2017), you can purchase the item from www.amazon.co.uk for only £6.52, and free postage as long as your total order exceeds the value of £20. Alternatively, the pots are available to buy online from www.ebay.co.uk, where prices are around the £11 mark, with free postage. ~ Packaging & Presentation ~ The Fisher Price Stack & Nest Pots & Pans are simply packaged, but I quite liked the overall look of the product at the time of purchase, finding it vibrant and appealing. The three pots are supplied on a cardboard-backed box, which has clear plastic covering the front, so the pots are clearly visible inside. Removing the pots from the pack takes just a moment or two, and this was done easily and without much fuss. The pots themselves are all made of ...

Dove Go Fresh Body Wash 16/05/2017

Fresh 'n' Fruity..!

Dove Go Fresh Body Wash ~ Dove Go Fresh Body Wash ~ I have been a fan of the 'Dove' range of toiletries for as long as I can remember. I find the products are of a very high quality, and I don't recall ever really being disappointed in any items from the range that I've purchased in the past. I took the opportunity to stock up on some of the Dove Go Fresh Body Wash products recently when I noticed they were on sale in my local (independent) pharmacy, at only £1 per 250 ml bottle. One of the Dove Go Fresh Body Wash products that I purchased at this time caught my eye, due to its unusual "Blue Fig & Orange Blossom Scent." This review outlines my experiences of trying the product. The Dove Go Fresh Body Wash is currently available to buy from Superdrug (online at www.superdrug.com) for around £2.50. Alternatively, you can buy from online sites such as www.ebay.co.uk or www.amazon.co.uk, where the average price also seems to be around the £2.50 mark, but with postage costs to be added. *(Info correct as @ May 2017)* The product's packaging is fairly simplistic in its style, but I find that the plastic bottle has a convenient slender design to it that allows it to sit on the bathroom shelf or at the side of the bath without getting in the way. Additionally, the bottle's 'flip-up' cap is easy to open, even when hands are soapy or wet. Opening this cap will reveal a generously-sized hole, through which the creamy product is easily dispensed. The product itself is a creamy Body Wash, and its ...

Sanex Zero Sensitive Skin Shower Gel 09/09/2015

Sensitive Skin's 'Saviour'..!

Sanex Zero Sensitive Skin Shower Gel ~ Sanex Zero Shower Gel for Sensitive Skin ~ From time to time, my sensitive skin will suffer from an unfortunate 'flare', often caused by using skincare products that are not 'gentle' enough for use on my hyper-sensitive skin type. This last happened about two months ago, when a body cream that I had been using caused a nasty breakout of dry, itchy skin on my upper arms. When incidents like this happen, I always discard scented or highly-perfumed products in favour of unscented alternatives, finding that these are much more suitable for use during times when my skin feels irritated or inflamed. One product that I keep on 'stand by' for such occasions is a plain shower gel from the well-known 'Sanex' brand, namely the "Zero % Shower Gel For Sensitive Skin." This review discusses my thoughts about the product. I usually buy my bottle of Sanex Zero Sensitive Shower Gel from a local branch of Tesco, taking advantage of in-store promotions or discounts, and stocking up on a few bottles at a time to ensure I always have a supply at home to help me cope with those pesky breakouts of sensitivity that I mentioned before. I tend to try and pay no more than about £1 - £1.50 per 250ml bottle of shower gel, as this is what I regard to be an 'average' sort of price, and is generally what I pay for most other shower gel products. The product's normal selling price in Tesco is generally around £2.20, however, and I do admit to paying this on a few occasions. There is a nice selection ...

Nivea Coconut Shower Cream 28/08/2015

Caring Coconut Cream..!

Nivea Coconut Shower Cream ~ Nivea Crème Coconut Shower Cream ~ I recently purchased two Shower Cream products from the well-known 'Nivea' brand of skincare products, having tried neither before. This review will discuss my thoughts and experiences of trying the Nivea Crème Coconut Shower Cream. I purchased my 250ml bottle of the Crème Coconut Shower Cream from a local branch of 'Bodycare', the discounted drugstore, and paid only around £1 - a price that I thought reflected very reasonable value for money, particularly as I regard the Nivea brand as being of a very high quality. There is a nice range of scented shower gel/cream products available in the Nivea brand available from various stockists suck as Tesco and Boots, although I have found that the Nivea Crème Coconut Shower Cream can tend to be a bit harder to track down than some of the other varieties in the same range. I have seen it more readily available in discounted retailers such as Poundland and Savers, where it generally retails for around the £1 mark. Alternatively, I have seen it available for purchase online at www.amazon.co.uk, where the price is nearer the £3 mark, with free delivery. (Conditions apply). The bottle's design is in keeping with the rest of the Nivea brand, thanks to the familiar Navy Blue and White branding that appears at the top half of the bottle. Similarly, all the Nivea Shower Cream/Gel products that I have tried out before have the same flat, angled bottle that the Crème Coconut variety has. I do quite ...

Radox Revive Mandarin and Lemongrass Handwash 24/08/2015

Impressed with 'The Zest'...!

Radox Revive Mandarin and Lemongrass Handwash ~ Radox 'Feel Revived' Mandarin Handwash ~ I was shopping in a local independent pharmacy recently, and noticed that they had some liquid Handwash products from the well-known 'Radox' brand on sale for only £1 per bottle. I purchased a couple of the bottles to try out, with this review outlining my experiences of trying the "Radox Feel Revived Mandarin Handwash." I paid only £1 for the bottle of Radox Handwash, which is 250ml in size. I did think that this price reflected reasonable value for money, as I have found that the bottles of Handwash from the Radox brand generally retail for around £1.60 - £2, most of the time (unless they are subject to promotional offers). There is a nice selection of Handwash products available in the Radox brand, and you can purchase from good supermarkets such as Tesco (online at www.tesco.com), or good drugstores such as Boots (online at www.booots.com). I believe that the product has been given a slight 'facelift' in recent times, as its bottle is now more slender and a little thinner in its design, than that shown at the top of the Ciao page here. I do find that the bottle's shape and design allows it to sit at the side of the sink quite neatly. I also find that the bottle's 'pump' dispenser is easy to use, even though I suffer with mobility issues that affect my hands. I think the Revived Handwash looks very attractive, thanks to its bright orange colour. I find that the liquid Handwash has a lovely texture too, as it is thin enough ...

The Body Shop Mango Soap 21/08/2015

Setting 'The Bar'...

The Body Shop Mango Soap ~ The Body Shop Mango Soap ~ I have recently purchased several bars of fragranced soap from The Body Shop, with this review outlining my experiences of trying the Mango variety. I paid £2 for my bar of Mango Soap, which I thought was reasonable value for money. The Body Shop has a whole range of scented soaps to choose from including Coconut, Olive, Shea, Satsuma and the Mango variety I am reviewing here. The product's packaging is undeniably basic, consisting of a rather plain-looking plastic wrapper surrounding the bar of Mango soap. The package has a sort of clear 'window' on the front, through which I can see the attractive orange-coloured bar within. It is very easy to remove the bar of soap from the wrapper, ready for use. The Body Shop have described this product on their website in the following statement: "This mango-scented soap gives a rich lather and leaves skin cleansed and refreshed." I do think this sounds fairly luxurious and inviting. The bar of Mango soap looks quite plain, in that there are no real defining features, other than its bright orangey colouring. Its lovely aroma makes up for this, however, with this being extremely refreshing and delicious, even before the soap has been used. I don't find the scent of this particular soap to be as strong as some of the other varieties that I have purchased from The Body Shop before, but this is not necessarily a criticism as I do find some of these to be verging on over-powering. I do feel that The Body ...

Asda Nourish & Cleanse Handwash 19/08/2015

Nicely Nourishing..!

Asda Nourish & Cleanse Handwash ~ Asda Nourish & Cleanse Handwash ~ I am not particularly brand loyal when it comes to purchasing liquid soaps and hand wash products for use in my home, often being tempted into trying new products when they catch my eye or are subject to promotional offers. I recently tried out some of Asda's own-branded liquid Hand Wash products, with this review discussing my thoughts and experiences of trying Asda's "Nourish & Cleanse Handwash." I was tempted into buying this particular product due to the fact it offered excellent value for money; at only 70 pence or thereabouts for the generously-sized 300ml bottle, this is better value than most other brands that I buy regularly. A quick look online tells me that the product's current price is 67 pence. The product is produced by Asda, so is only available to buy in-store in larger branches of Asda Supermarket, or online at www.asda.com. (Info correct as @ August 2015) The Nourish & Cleanse Handwash is presented in a rather plain-looking upright bottle that is made of clear plastic. There is an image of a peach-coloured flower on the front of the bottle, together with the description: "Handwash enriched with Shea Butter & mallow extracts." I thought this sounded quite inviting and in particular I liked the fact the product contained shea butter as I like this ingredient, finding it works in harmony with my dry, sensitive skin type. The bottle contains a sturdy plastic 'pump' dispenser that is fairly large at the top near its ...

Lynx Peace Shower Gel 17/08/2015

Peace, Man...!

Lynx Peace Shower Gel ~ Lynx Peace Shower Gel ~ I do occasionally get fed up using shower gel products that contain floral or feminine scents; I am not a particularly 'girly' female, and as such it is often the case that I find those shower gel products that contain rather feminine scents aren't always the most appealing, depending on my mood at the time. It is for this reason that I will regularly purchase shower gel products that are more 'unisex' or, indeed, are aimed at the male consumer, as I do find that their robust scents can offer a really pleasant change to some of the other shower products that I use regularly. This is the reason that I will also often 'share' my husband's shower/bath products. A while back, I purchased a shower gel from the well known 'Lynx' brand for my husband, namely the 'Lynx Peace Shower Gel.' This review discusses my thoughts and experiences of trying the product. I purchased our bottle of Lynx Shower Gel from a local independent pharmacy and paid around £1.25 for the bottle, which is a good size at 250ml. I did think that this price reflected good value for money, particularly as shower gel products from the Lynx brand can generally retail for £2 - £3 from some retailers, such as Boots. There is a wide range of Lynx products including body sprays and shower gels available from good drugstores such as Superdrug and Boots, as well as larger supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. The packaging is fairly eye-catching, but the black-coloured plastic bottle is ...

Radox Replenishing & Antibacterial Handwash 10/07/2015

A Rather 'Rowdy' Radox...!

Radox Replenishing & Antibacterial Handwash ~ Replenishing & Antibacterial Handwash ~ I recently purchased a bottle of 'Replenishing & Antibacterial Handwash' from the well-known Radox brand from a local branch of Tesco. This review discusses my thoughts about the product. I paid around £1 for the bottle of Replenishing & Antibacterial Handwash at the time of purchase, a 'promotional offer' price that I thought reflected reasonable value for money. The normal purchase price for the 250ml bottle is around £1.80 which feels slightly expensive. You can buy the product from larger branches of Tesco, or online at www.tesco.com, where delivery charges and conditions apply. The Radox Antibacterial Handwash is also available to purchase from some drugstores such as Superdrug. (Info correct as @ July 2015) The packaging is fairly bog-standard, but it serves its purpose fairly well. The bottle is made of clear plastic, through which I can see the blue-coloured liquid soap. The familiar Radox branding appears on the front of the bottle in bold print, alongside the product name. I can see that the product contains "Thyme & Tea Tree Oil" within its formulation. The bottle's 'pump' dispenser is made of white-coloured plastic, and it looks and feels chunky and robust. I find that it has been well-designed in the way that it seems to dispense a good amount of liquid with each 'press', without it feeling overly generous, which would no doubt leave me grumbling about waste. The Radox Handwash itself is coloured in an attractive ...

Sanctuary Intensive Rescue Heel Balm 29/06/2015

"Heel-ing" Helper..

Sanctuary Intensive Rescue Heel Balm ~ Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm ~ I recently received a large gift-set from the well-known 'Sanctuary Spa' brand for my birthday. I have enjoyed trying out some of the different toiletries contained in the set, with this review outlining my experiences of trying the "Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm." This product was, I believe, previously called the 'Intensive Rescue Heel Balm' but I believe that several of the products in the Sanctuary Spa range have undergone a bit of an 'update' in recent times, such as this Heel Balm, irrespective of the fact that the products themselves are the same as they always were. As such, the word "Rescue" now appears in the product's description, rather than in the product name, as it did before. The Heel Balm is provided in a small tube that is 75ml in size. The normal purchase price for the product is £7.50, and you can buy from various stockists including Boots, where you can purchase online at www.boots.com. (Info correct as @ June 2015) The packaging is fairly basic, but it is fit for purpose and easy to use. I find that the tube stands easily on it's 'flip-up' cap, and this is not difficult to open or close between uses. I also like how the tube's plastic is not overly robust, so I am able to dispense the product from the tube quite easily to use it. The Heel Balm is quite unremarkable in its appearance; it is white in colour, and has an 'average' consistency, which means that it doesn't drip or spill during use, but neither ...

The Body Shop Mango Bath and Shower Gel 25/06/2015

Mmmmm.... Mango!!

The Body Shop Mango Bath and Shower Gel ~ The Body Shop Mango Shower Gel ~ I adore using fruit-scented bath and body products, and am particularly fond of those from The Body Shop. I have many favourites from this brand, one of which is The Body Shop's Mango Shower Gel. This review discusses my thoughts about the product. I have purchased the Mango Shower Gel many times over the past few years and it is something of a 'staple' item in my collection. I will often take advantage of 'promotional' offers that are available, and take the opportunity to add a bottle (or two!) of this lovely Shower Gel to my online order at the time of purchase, so I seldom pay full price for this item. The normal purchase price for the 250ml bottle is £4, and you can buy the Shower Gel in branches of The Body Shop, or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk where postage costs will usually apply. It might be worth noting that there is a larger, 750ml bottle of the same product available which costs £12. (Info correct as @ June 2015) The packaging is in keeping with the rest of the Shower Gel products that I have purchased from The Body Shop before; comprising of a round bottle made of clear, robust plastic, I can easily see the gel contained within. The Mango-scented Gel has a lovely colour, being a pale, golden yellow shade. It looks attractive and cheery and I feel the product is quite well-suited to use in the warmer, summer months. The Mango Gel is easy to dispense from its plastic bottle, as this is not overly 'dense' or hard, which ...

Iseree Beauty Facial Wipes 21/05/2015

I See.. Iseree!!

Iseree Beauty Facial Wipes ~ Lidl Iseree Sensitive Facial Wipes ~ I don't often shop in Lidl but I recently popped into a local branch and bought a few items during my visit. One item that I purchased at this time was a pack of sensitive facial wipes. The facial wipes are from Lidls own brand, namely "Iseree Beauty" which is a brand that I am unfamiliar with. The pack of facial wipes contains 25 individual wipes and this cost me around 75p at the time of purchase. I felt that this price reflected good value for money, particularly as most other brands of facial wipes that I buy regularly cost at least double this price. As far as I am aware, the 'Beauty Iseree' brand is exclusive to LIDL stores. I believe that there were two different versions of the Iseree Wipes available to buy in store at the time of purchase, but I opted to buy the 'Sensitive' version as my skin is prone to sensitivity and dryness. I was reassured somewhat by the claim on the front of the packaging that these particular wipes are "Free from Perfume" as I have found that some facial skincare products with strong scents feel quite harsh when used on my face. When it came to using the wipes, I was impressed with the sturdy packaging. Firstly, I thought that the packaging design was quite attractive, offering a simplistic design. More importantly, I liked the design of the pack's label closure; this is sturdy and robust, with the pack easily remaining sealed between uses. This point is fairly vital with a product like this one, ...

Asda Moisture Antibacterial Handwash 14/05/2015

Happy Hands..!

Asda Moisture Antibacterial Handwash ~ Asda Protect 'Moisture' Anti-bacterial Handwash ~ I am not particularly brand loyal when it comes to purchasing liquid soaps and hand wash products for use in my home, often being tempted into trying new products when they catch my eye or are subject to promotional offers. I recently tried out some of Asda's own-branded liquid Hand Wash products, with this review discussing my thoughts and experiences of trying Asda's "Protect Moisture Anti-Bacterial Handwash." I paid only 75 pence for my 250ml bottle of Asda Moisture Handwash, which I thought was reasonable value for money. In my experience, liquid soaps and handwash products that are anti-bacterial are more expensive than those that are not. I purchased the product in-store in my local branch of Asda. I haven't been able to find it online at the store's website at www.asda.com, but I know that it hasn't been discontinued, so I'm not sure why the product isn't available to purchase online at the present time. The Asda Moisture Handwash is presented in a plastic bottle with a square-ish shape. The plastic is clear so I can easily see the white-coloured liquid contained within. I do feel that the product looks fairly 'plain', but I suppose you could argue that its appearance has a simplistic, 'clean' appeal which is often noticeable with products like this one. For me, personally, the most redeemable feature of the product's packaging is the inclusion of a slight 'curve' a the sides of the bottle; this allows a steady ...

Tesco Tiger Bread 05/05/2015

Tea-time Tiger..!

Tesco Tiger Bread ~ Tesco Tiger Bread ~ Whilst shopping in a local branch of Tesco recently, I was looking for some fresh bread to have with a pot of delicious home-made soup that I had made earlier in the day. I decided to buy the Tesco Tiger Bread, which I had purchased before. There are various loaf sizes available to purchase from, including the 'Tiger Bloomer' which I purchased in the 400g size, paying only 70 pence. A larger size of the Tiger loaf is available in an 800g loaf, costing £1. There are also variations of the Tiger Bread available, including a 'Tiger Baton' (45 pence) or Tiger 'Rolls' (40 pence). You can buy sliced versions of the Bloomer loaves, but I opted to purchase the unsliced version. You can buy the Tesco Tiger Bread in store, or online at www.tesco.com, where delivery charges apply. (Info correct as @ April 2015) The packaging on the loaf, it has to be said, is rather uninspiring; the loaf can be seen through a flimsy, clear coloured wrapper, which has a simple sticker on it, detailing information about the bread such as the best before date, the price, and the name of the product, together with the barcode. The bread itself was lovely and soft at the time of purchase, and I was therefore satisfied that it was suitably fresh. When I returned home and was preparing my lunch, I removed the bread from its packaging and placed it onto the chopping board ready to slice with my bread knife. I was immediately aware of the bread's aroma, mouth-watering and fresh as the ...
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