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Hoping along in 2014 a very busy year indeed. Proud mum of 2 young ladies.Thanks for the reading & ratings, promise to do likewise. Also found on DOOYOO with same user name.

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Tesco Cucumber Facial Wash 20/04/2014

CUCUMIS PLEASE WASH MY FACE

Tesco Cucumber Facial Wash TESCO CUCUMBER FACIAL WASH Why I bought this facial wash I use face cleaning products regularly and I always prefer to use products with main ingredients I trust. I particularly like face products with cucumber for their healthy related benefits. I have used various face products with cucumber but of late they have become a bit more expensive. Tesco now has its own range of cucumber face products and I have been buying theses for a while now. This review is for the Tesco cucumber facial wash (with cucumber extract & vitamin E) which is one of the products in this range. Availability and Price The product is manufactured in the UK for Tesco stores Ltd. It is just one of the cucumber based face products they manufacture. Being a Tesco product, it is mainly available in Tesco stores including the Tesco online stores. The product is in the form of a smooth cream available in 150 ml tubes for just £1.40. You can get it on offer, any 3 for 2 with cheapest product free. Packaging and Visibility The facial wash comes in a white plastic tube with a translucent standard flip up lid. The tube is made of good quality squeezable plastic which does not crack easily. In the supermarket, the facial wash is located in the aisle with other face cleansing products; you can’t miss the white tube with a green sketching of cucumber slices and the word “TESCO CLEANSING FACE WASH” clearly visible in block print on the front side of the tube. Environment ...

Tesco Cucumber Daily Softening Moisturiser 18/04/2014

CUCUMBER ALL THE DAY

Tesco Cucumber Daily Softening Moisturiser Why I bought this moisturising cream I am a regular user of face creams and I tend to go for products which moisturise my skin but not too greasy. I wear makeup sparingly everyday but I like applying a moisturiser first just to ensure my skin is well hydrated. I particularly like face products with cucumber for their healthy related benefits. I have used various face creams with cucumber but a lot of them tend to be a bit pricy. Luckily Tesco now does its own range of cucumber face products which are now readily available and affordable. This review is for one of the products: Tesco Cucumber Daily Softening Moisturiser (with Cucumber Extract and Vitamin E) Availability and Price The cream is manufactured in the UK for Tesco stores Ltd. It is just one of the cucumber based face products they manufacture. Being a Tesco product, it is mainly available in Tesco stores including Tesco online. In the UK, the cream is available in 100 ml tubes for just £0.74. At times you can get it on offer: any 3 for 2 cheapest product free. Packaging and Visibility The cream comes in a white tube. The tube is a simple white squeezable plastic tube with a translucent standard flip up lid. The tube is also made of good quality plastic which does not crack easily. In the supermarket, the cream is located with other face creams and face cleansing products, you can’t miss the white bottle with a green pictorial sketching of cucumber slices and the word “SOFTENING DAILY ...

Daisy Fruit Infusions Aerosol 17/04/2014

FRUITS FRESHEN UP MY HOUSE

Daisy Fruit Infusions Aerosol DAISY FRUIT INFUSIONS AIR FRESHENER I like using air fresheners sparingly just to freshen up the house especially in winter when I cannot open windows to aerate the house. I tend to buy air fresheners from my local supermarket when I do my grocery shopping and I also don’t spend a lot of money on them as I do not consider them a necessity so money limiting I will not buy them. My rule is I am not prepared to pay more than a £1.00 on any one air freshener. Air fresheners are available in various forms: aerosol spray, plug in, gels, candles etc. I tend to go for the aerosol sprays and this review is for one of them: Daisy Fruit Infusions Air Freshener Availability and Price Daisy is a discount brand for house household products which is found in Tesco stores, not sure if it is available in other supermarkets as well. The Daisy Fruit Infusions air freshener is located in the aisle with other house hold cleaning products. I bought the air freshener for £0.59 (as of March 2014) The Container The air freshener comes as an aerosol spray packed in a pressurized metal container with a plastic top. The container is looks like any other aerosol container and is about 23 cm tall and has 240 ml. The container is very colourful; the front is mainly purplish with contrasting colour images of various fruits and the daisy petal logo in white. The overall look of the container is attractive and refreshing. The brand and product name are located in the top half of ...

Tesco IR13 04/03/2014

A HORSE WITHOUT THE POWER

Tesco IR13 TESCO EVERYDAY VALUE IR13 STEAM IRON My daughter moved back home from University this year and brought back everything she had gathered for her 3 year away. Amongst her collection was a tiny, typically student sized iron. You can already have guessed what sort of iron it was, a value iron and hers was the Tesco Everyday Value IR13 Steam Iron. One day purely out of curiosity I decided to give it a try when I was doing one of my usual chores, laundry ironing. Unlike me, my daughter does not do much ironing hence she didn’t put much thinking in buying her iron which cost her less that £5.00 at the time and had been hardly used even after 3 years. OVERVIEW Packaging and Visibility The iron comes in a predominantly white card board box with large pictures of the iron in its real colours clearly visible on two sides of the box. The box has the typical Tesco Value brand blue lines and several small pictures of other small electronic products in the Tesco Value range. The brand logo “TESCO Everyday Value” steam iron is appears in big clear blue print on all the surfaces except the bottom surface. What’s inside the box Inside the box you find the iron, the tiny water jug, the instruction booklet which is in English and packaging material to hold the iron in place in the box. The iron being a Tesco brand is mainly available from Tesco stores but not even available online from Tesco Direct. Description and appearance The iron is a very basic ...

Wilko Shower cap 27/12/2013

KEEPS MY HAIR DRY

Wilko Shower cap WILKO SHOWER CAP I love taking my daily shower; it’s fast and friendly especially when you have to dash off to work. Occasionally I do take long relaxing bath times and therefore need good fitting, comfortable shower caps. My hair is thick and takes a lot of time and effort to sort out so I do not wash it every day hence the need for a shower cap. I have bought various brands of shower caps over the years, some were too small, some did not hold firmly to my head whilst some lasted only a few days. I bought my first Wilko Shower cap over six months ago and it is still intact besides being used every day. Description & Availability This particular shower cap is available in 3 colours: green, navy blue & pink. The one I am using now is pink but I also recently bought a navy blue one which I keep in my travel bag. The shower cap is made of good thin polyester cotton material outside and a white plastic water proof lining inside. The edges are lined by a thin white polyester cotton material which also acts as the elastic casing. The plastic inside is soft and comfortable to wear with no annoying shwwww sound of plastic. The shower caps are sold individually and do not come with any extra packaging so you can clearly see the size and feel the quality. The only thing attached to the shower cap is the product information tag. The shower cap can be washed. When new, it smells of plastic but this disappears after a while. This is not a bother for me but I ...

Wilko Multi-Purpose Bug Killer 29/10/2013

DEADLY BLOW TO MY GARDEN INVADERS

Wilko Multi-Purpose Bug Killer WILKO MULTI PURPOSE BUG SPRAY Do bugs in your vegetable garden bother you? I normally would not be bothered by a few odd one here and there but this past summer, bugs created havoc in my small vegetable garden so I had to take drastic action. The summer was good and the vegetables really flourished within a short space of time. I had the honour of enjoying the first few harvest before the invaders descended on my vegetables. Even though there was also a lush of vegetation all over, the only problem is that these bugs are indiscriminate feeders so instead of leaving my vegetable alone and concentrating on the flush vegetable around, they literally defoliated the vegetables which id the edible part I was also after. So we were competing and there had to be a winner. This review is on my battle with caterpillars which had invaded vegetable garden. When I first noticed that the leaves were being nibbled away, I didn’t worry much. Three days after that the leaves were literally lacerated leaving the veins standing out, I realised my vegetables were literally disappearing in my eyes, I had to act immediately. I searched for the offenders I noticed caterpillars some small some large happily feeding away. In addition there were tiny yellow granular clusters stuck on the bottom of the leaves. I was intrigued and did a search only to discover that the yellow blogs were actually the eggs waiting to hatch to release more caterpillars so basically my garden was under attack. There ...

Tesco Cucumber Facial Scrub 27/09/2013

HELP MY FACE NEEDS A SCRUB!

Tesco Cucumber Facial Scrub TESCO CUCUMBER FACIAL SCRUB Why I bought this facial scrub I use face cleaning products regularly and I always prefer to use products with main ingredients I trust. I particularly like face products with cucumber for their healthy related benefits. I have used various face products with cucumber but of late the general affordable ones have been a bit hard to come by and when they reappeared on the shop shelves, they were a bit more expensive than before. I noticed a new range of cucumber face products in Tesco and I have been buying theses for a while now. The Tesco Cucumber Facial Scrub is one of the products in this range. Generally just the idea of scrubbing my face makes me uncomfortable but I do appreciate that once in a while I need to do it as it is good for my skin. This review is for one of the products: Tesco Exfoliating Face Scrub (with Cucumber Extract & Vitamin E) Availability and Price The cream is manufactured in the UK for Tesco stores Ltd. It is just one of the cucumber based face products they manufacture. Being a Tesco product, it is mainly available in Tesco stores including the Tesco online stores. In the UK, the cream is available in 150 ml tubes for just £1.39. You can get it on offer, any 3 for 2 cheapest product free (until Monday 14th October 2013) Packaging and Visibility The cream now comes in a tube with slightly different pictorial design. The tube is a simple white squeezable plastic tube with a white ...

Russell Hobbs 15081 Steamglide Iron 19/09/2013

MY PERFECT GLIDER

Russell Hobbs 15081 Steamglide Iron RUSSELL HOBBS STEAMGLIDE 15081 STEAM IRON My iron recently packed up so I had to get a replacement quickly as I can’t do without one. Sad as it might sound, I am extremely fussy with the condition of the clothes I wear and I can’t stand creases on my clothes. I therefore have to iron most of my clothes, but mainly those which need ironing. When our former iron packed, we used my daughter’s typically student sized iron but it was a non starter so I asked my husband to get one on his way from work and should say his choice took me by surprise, he brought an iron much dearer than I was expecting --- Russell Hobbs Steam Glide (Model 15081). My husband does iron once in a while so my guess is that he was considering something he will feel comfortable using as well. By the way, I do not have a dryer. OVERVIEW Packaging and Visibility The iron comes in a predominantly card board box with large pictures of the iron in its real colours clearly visible on two sides of the box and several pictures which highlight the amazing features of this iron printed on every side and right round the box except on the bottom side. The brand logo “Russell Hobbs” and the marketing trade mark phrase “Steam Gliding” printed in big clear print. Inside the box you find the iron, the water jug, the instruction booklet which is in English and packaging material to hold the iron in place in the box. As a product on the market, it does stand out on the shop shelves and you can’t miss it. Description ...

Baco Press and Seal Sandwich Bags 01/08/2013

PRESS IT & SEAL IT

Baco Press and Seal Sandwich Bags BACO PRESS ‘N’ SEAL SANDWICH BAGS Why I bought them Once in a while I usually cook and bake a lot and freeze some of the food for later use. I also buy vegetable, fruits and meat on offer and apportion it into handy portions for freezing. I just find freezing very handy and cost effective so I am always on the lookout for good quality and food storage bags. I have used various types mainly from Tesco but occasionally from other shops as well. Some have been good and some disappointing. I came across the Baco Press ‘n’ Seal resealable sandwich bags, I had not used these before so I decided to give them a try. Availability & Price The food bags are manufactured by Baco Consumer Products Ltd., UK. “Baco Consumer Products Limited are leading suppliers in the catering food wraps sector” (http://www.baco.co.uk). The company manufactures a variety of plastic kitchen accessories including storage bags. As I often shop in Tesco, I would have bought these sandwich bags from Tesco but my local Tesco does not stock them so I bought the bags from Waitrose during one of my rare visits to this shop. These bags come in a white carton box with sky blues background design. The name and the picture of the product inside are clearly visible on the box. Each box cost £1.35 for a pack of 50 medium sized transparent bags. The pack contains 50 individual bags which are 19 x 21.5 cm. The unique feature of these bags is that they are self sealing so they don’t come with ...

The Works Dry Wipe Markers 13/07/2013

Dry Wipe Off

The Works Dry Wipe Markers Why I bought these markers I use dry wipe marker (also known as white board or wipe board markers) quite a lot for my private tutoring. I have bought various brands over the years with different opinions on each one. A lot of these markers are available in packs of 4 comprising the basic colours black, red, green and blue. They are mainly used to write on white boards but can also be used on any smooth surface which can be wiped clean such as glass and magic white board plastic film. I have not yet come across or used any fancy fluorescent or neon colours for these markers. I tend not to invest too much money on these markers; the maximum I have paid for a pack of 4 is £1.50. Experience has shown me that one mistake of not firmly placing the cap on will result in a disaster; the ink dries out and this happens with all of them, irrespective of price paid for. Product description I recently purchased these dry wipe markers from The Works. I noticed these markers because they were unique in some way. Unlike other markers, they come in a pack of 3, black, blue and red. The markers are contained in a clear plastic casing stuck on a black flat card board paper. Labels of the markers and the colours of the markers inside are clearly visible. The markers are triangular shaped and decently long (14 cm), not too short or too thick. They are made of hardened plastic with the colour of the casing in line with the colour of the ink in the pen. The label “Dry Wipe Marker ...

Rolson 10 LED Rubber Grip Torch 12/06/2013

PERFECT ILLUMINATION

Rolson 10 LED Rubber Grip Torch Why I bought this torch? I like to have a few torches scattered around the house in strategic places just in case they are needed urgently, in case of a power cut. I know this rarely happens in the UK, but this is just the way I was brought up in another part of the world. It is always handy to be prepared when one is needed. I always place one along our long corridor on the window seal and this always comes handy to use to light up the cupboard underneath our stair case when I take the electric and gas meter readers so I tend to use this frequently for that purpose. Last year my daughter dropped one of the torches from up the stairs, so was not working and had to be replaced. Product description - Size, Weight, Appearance and Special features The torch is made of toughened red plastic with contrasting black portions. It is quite visible compared to most of the torches I have had in the past which were predominantly black. It is about 25 cm long and feels light to hold. It weighs about 370 g with batteries included. The weight is not too much to handle even for children. Because of the light weight, it is perfect even for traveling and it won’t take much space and add more weight to your baggage. The torch has a black rubberised sleeve which is secured round the full length of the torch. This is the rubber grip which makes it easier to hold the torch. It also has a black woven wrist strap, which makes it easier to secure the torch around your wrist so helps not to ...

Wilko / Tradebrand Wilkinsons Everyday Value HAND Mixer 0228910 27/05/2013

PLEASURABLE HAND MIXING

Wilko / Tradebrand Wilkinsons Everyday Value HAND Mixer 0228910 WILKO EVERYDAY VALUE HAND MIXER I have owned my previous electric hand mixer for more than 10 years now and it has mainly been used by me on those occasions I decide to bake at home. Over the years I managed to get my girls interested in cooking and baking and we got into the mode of trying different cake recipes from the various cake books we have with exciting results each time. Recently the girls have really shown an interest in baking on their own, which I am really proud of but they hate using this mixer because it is rather heavy and has become rather battered over the years. To avoid disappointing them and undoing the interest which had taken years to build, I decided to get another hand mixer for them. I was not prepared to spend much so I bought one from my local Wilkinson High Street store – the Wilko Everyday Value Hand Mixer. PACKAGING, PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND WHAT YOU PAY FOR The mixer comes in a yellow box typical of Wilko everyday value products and also comes with a user guide explaining how to use it and how to maintain it. The mixer is made of white hardened plastic casing and comes with one set of beaters. I should say this came as a surprise as I was really expecting two sets of beaters like the other hand mixers available on the market, but then for the price I bought it for, maybe I was expecting too much. It works with the main electricity supply and comes already fitted with a power cable which has a 3-pin 3A fused plug. Located on the top ...

Tesco Hydrating Night Cream with Cucumber Extract 06/05/2013

REJUVENATE MY FACIAL BEAUTY WHILST I AM ASLEEP

Tesco Hydrating Night Cream with Cucumber Extract Why I bought this cream I am a regular user of face creams and I like products which moisturise my face. I also use moisturising facial night creams as well. I like the fact that they can work whilst I am asleep. I do not wear makeup when I go to bed, so there is no interference to what they are supposed to do. Not all face creams suit my requirements as some tend to be rather greasy. I particularly like face products with cucumber for their healthy related benefits. I have used various face creams with cucumber but of late the general affordable ones have been a bit hard to come by and when they reappeared on the shop shelves, they were a bit more expensive than before. Recently I noticed a new range of cucumber face products in Tesco and for fear of not finding them again I horded a few. Luckily they are still available almost five months later and hope they won’t disappear again. This review is for one of the products: Tesco Hydrating Night Cream with Cucumber Extract (& Vitamin E) Availability and Price The cream is manufactured in the UK for Tesco stores Ltd. It is just one of the cucumber based face products they manufacture. Being a Tesco product, it is mainly available in Tesco stores including the Tesco online stores. In the UK, the cream is available in 50 ml bottles for just £1.00. Packaging and Visibility The cream comes in a simple white round plastic jar with a white standard screw on cap which covers an opening wide enough to allow about 3 middle ...

Tesco Cocoa Butter Body Lotion 26/04/2013

SKIN SOFTENING COCOA BUTTER BODY LOTION

Tesco Cocoa Butter Body Lotion Why I bought this lotion I am a regular user of body lotions and I like products which moisturise my skin. Not all body lotions fit my requirements as some tend to be rather greasy. I have also used the Tesco range of body lotions, with a different verdict on each of them. Recently I noticed a new packaging amongst the Tesco body lotions. I wanted to see if this was just a change in the packaging or actual product improvement so I bought the new version Tesco Cocoa Butter Body Lotion. Availability and Price The lotion is manufactured in the E.U for Tesco stores Ltd. It is just one of the product ranges they manufacture. Being a Tesco product, it follows it is only available in Tesco stores including the Tesco online stores. In the UK, the lotion is available in 400 ml bottles for just £1.15 (29 pence per 100ml). Real bargain! See link below: http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=258420712 Packaging and Visibility The lotion comes in a simple brown oval plastic bottle which tapers upwards ending with a small nozzle opening. The design and overall shape of the bottle is good and well balanced so the bottle does not tip over. The bottle is also made of good quality plastic which is soft to press and also crack free. The lid operates on a push-on snap hinge closure system and it comes in two components, the whole lid with another flip up cap attached to it by a hinge. When you squeeze the bottle, the lotion is decanted from the bottle through a tiny ...

Free Standing Chrome Plated Toilet Paper Roll Holder 22/03/2013

STAND & HOLD MY TOILET ROLLS

Free Standing Chrome Plated Toilet Paper Roll Holder WHY I BOUGHT THIS TOILET ROLL HOLDER I needed a way to store my toilet rolls neatly and within easy reach so I bought this toilet roll holder more than10 years ago from one of the bargain High Street shops which sell house hold goods. At this point I can’t remember how much it was but I can assure you it was a bargain price. DESCRIPTION & KEY FEATURES The design is slightly different from the one shown on the image. The toilet roll holder is free standing and made of chrome plated slightly thick metal rod. From the design, it would seem as though just one metal rod was used, bent creatively to create the central loop for the roll holder and then an S-shaped loop for the base stand, very economically designed. Dimensions: 39 cm high 15 cm wide It can hold up to 4 toilet rolls staked on top of each other. Because of its simple design, it can serve a multi-purpose and can also be easily used as a kitchen roll holder. PACKAGING, AVAILABILITY & PRICE The roll holder comes free standing with no packaging, so what you see is what you get. No assembling is required. At the time of writing the review, March 2013, a fairly similar one is available from Amazon and distributed by Apollo at £4.69 + free UK delivery. EASE OF USE AND BENEFITS It is fairly easy to use and does not need/have a manual. All it has is a label with a bit of information on care and use. There are so many different designs of toilet roll holder out there, some are even combinations with ...
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