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since 27/03/2001


Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter 07/03/2008

The route to sinfully soft skin

Boots Mediterranean Massage Butter 24/02/2008

The smoother, softer way to stretch

Hotel Vendome, Brussels 20/06/2006

Horrid place to stay

Tulip Inn Brussels Boulevard, Sint-Joost-ten-Node 20/06/2006

Perfectly good deal for the money

The Westin Grand Berlin, Berlin 29/11/2004

Step into a world of luxury

Avon Planet Spa African Shea Butter Elbow and Foot Cream 28/10/2004

Would you rub coffee into your feet?

Avon Planet Spa African Shea Butter Elbow and Foot Cream After reading the other reviews of this product, I’m starting to think I must be a bit strange. Why? Because I really can’t stand the smell of this stuff on my skin, even though I love the way it makes my feet feel. Other folk have said it reminds them of toffee or butterscotch. Well, perhaps… but to me the overwhelming smell is that of very strong, yet at the same time very sickly coffee. Perhaps a bit like those coffee creams you get in boxes of assorted chocolates. Now don’t get me wrong - I’m a big fan of fresh coffee. There’s nothing like the aroma that hits you when walking into a coffee house or the smell of a fresh pot brewing in the morning. It’s lovely. The thing is, I wouldn’t want to rub coffee onto my feet and elbows. Do you see what I mean? Come to think of it, I don’t think I’d want to rub toffee or butterscotch into them either…. What’s more, the smell lasts for ages and unless you wash your hands very thoroughly after applying the stuff, you’ll be getting that rather synthetic whiff of ground beans for ages afterwards. However, that’s my moan about the smell. What about the rest of it? Well, for a product that cost me £4.00 for a 75 ml tub, it’s not bad at all. I suffer from dry elbows, although my feet are in pretty good shape. Perhaps that’s because I like to indulge them on a fairly regular basis. So, I’ve quite a lot of experience of various lotions and potions that you massage into your toes. This African Shea cream compares very well indeed and ...

Avon Aromatherapy Sleeptheraphy Bath and Shower Gel 10/06/2003

I'll Stick to My Normal Nightcap

Avon Dry Oil Spray 04/04/2003

Oil without the Grease

Avon Dry Oil Spray I was intrigued. A dry oil spray? How could that work? Surely an oil couldn’t be dry? That’s not what oils are like. They’re greasy and, well, oily, but most certainly not dry as they tend to make your clothes stick to you. The particular one that caught my eye in the Avon catalogue was in a “Sensual Jasmin” fragrance, being part of Avon’s Aromatherapy range. I love the smell of jasmin and so I just had to buy some. I bought mine as part of one of the many buy-one-item-get-a-different-item-free offers that Avon frequently run. So, it didn’t work out too expensive. I think I picked up the oil spray and some jasmin massage lotion for about £4.00 in total. If there are no special offers running you should expect to pay £4.00 for the 125 ml bottle of oil alone. However, I would recommend waiting until it is on offer. My purchase turned out to be a pink liquid that arrived in a plastic bottle with a non-aerosol, pump-action spray nozzle. I checked the ingredients and was a little disappointed to find that there is actually no evidence of real jasmin in there, just a long list of chemical names. The reason I was disappointed was that I expected a product in an aromatherapy range to contain at least a little natural essential oils. It is these essential plant oils that give products their aromatherapy properties. So, while a product may smell nice if fragranced with artificial chemicals, it is unlikely to induce the same physiological ...

Horlicks 30/12/2002

Give me the Original Any Day

Volvic Natural Still Mineral Water 04/12/2002

If the stuff in your tap tastes like mine... 29/11/2002

It pays to shop around Seeing as have recently announced they are making profits for the first time since their shares were floated on the stock market a couple of years ago, it seems like a good time to write a review. I’ve been visiting the site for about three years now. When I first started using it, it was one of the only sites offering cut-price last minute holiday deals. Now they not only offer holidays, but flights, hotel rooms, restaurant bookings, gifts and all manner of other things. It’s a good site to explore. Just visit the site, click on the categories on the left hand side of the screen and follow your nose. However, you might have to be patient as the site can be frustratingly slow at times. Over the past couple of years, numerous other companies have emerged that also offer good deals on last minute bookings, many of which seem to undercut’s prices. However lastminute’s slogan is “the first place to look at the last minute” and that is still what I do. I can’t comment on most of the service’s they offer as I’ve not used them. However, I have booked two weekend breaks through them and so I will share my experiences of these. From what I can gather, lastminute act as brokers for other agents when it comes to flogging holidays. This means that you place your booking through lastminute but from then on, you have to deal with the holiday company in question. Both breaks that I have booked were being organised by a company called Short Breaks. ...

Lush Skinny Dip 20/11/2002

I'd rather not go Skinny Dipping

Vidal Sassoon Vidal Sassoon 14/11/2002

Thumbs up for the 2 in 1

Breakfast At Tiffany's (DVD) 14/11/2002

Never tired of Tiffanys

Olay Eye Contour Gel 31/10/2002

Not the best Olay product I've tried

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