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Simple Revitalising Exfoliating Wipes 27/06/2017

Exfoliating and Cleansing.

Simple Revitalising Exfoliating Wipes = = = = = = The Product = = = = = = I have been using Simple skincare products for well over 5yrs now and I find their facial cleansing wipes the best one’s available to buy. Simple products have never irritated my skin, despite having sensitive skin and they have never caused any reactions with my skin either. I normally use the normal Simple Facial Cleansing wipes but these ‘Exfoliating’ wipes were on offer recently, so I decided to give them a try to see what they were like. These wipes have the perfect blend of ingredients to gently remove dead skin cells and to help keep your skin revived and revitalised. These are apparently suitable for even sensitive skin. The wipes have a special blend of Simple cleansing goodness including Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, which help to soften the skin and gently cleanse the skin. The wipes contain no artificial perfume or colour and no unnecessary ingredients so they won’t upset your skin. These wipes and all other Simple products have been dermatologically tested and approved. The wipes come in slightly darker green packaging that the other facial cleansing wipes and it clearly states on the front that these are exfoliating wipes. You get a total of 25 wipes in the pack and each wipe are double sided with a cleansing and exfoliating action. The packaging has a peel back label which reveals an oval cut out and it’s here you can gently pull one wipe out of the packet and then re-seal it to stop the other wipes form drying ...

Challenge Chrome Tilting Fan 20/06/2017

Trying to Keep Cool In This Heatwave!

Challenge Chrome Tilting Fan = = = = = = The Product = = = = = = I am sure everyone will agree that the weather has been rather glorious the past couple of days and although I am not one to complain about the weather and moaning one minute because it’s too hot and the next minute because it’s too cold, I have been finding it very hot and I am sure I’m not alone to say that it’s been a struggle with the humidity and trying to sleep at night. Me and my boyfriend have two fans at the flat and over the weekend we had one in the lounge and one in the bedroom to ty and cool the air down a little. We have had this Challenge fan for about a year and recently dug it out to use. This is a chrome tilting fan and has a compact design making it ideal for transporting with ease. The adjustable tilt is a handy feature that allows you to direct the flow of cool air to exactly where you need it. The fan has two speed settings and is free-standing. The fan is 28cm in height, 11cm in width and 29cm in depth so it’s a reasonable size, without being too big or bulky. The fan did originally come in a box with a set of basic instructions; although we no longer have either of these as we didn’t see the point in keeping them. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = We originally purchased this from Argos where it’s currently priced at £17.99, which I think is a very reasonable price. = = = = = = = Using the Fan = = = = = = = The fan comes already assembled so all you need to do is find a place to put the fan and ...

James & The Giant Peach (DVD) 16/06/2017

It's like he said "Marvelous things will happen".

James & The Giant Peach (DVD) = = = = = = = About the Film = = = = = = = No doubt many of you will have heard of ‘James and the Giant Peach’, which is a book by Roald Dahl. For those of you who don’t know the book or the film it’s about an orphan (James), who lives with his two cruel aunts. He befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City. I am reviewing the film which I have seen a couple of times before and I’ll fully admit that I actually really like the film. The film was released on 2nd August 1996 and was produced by Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi, directed by Henry Selick, and starred Paul Terry as James. The film is a combination of live action and stop-motion animation. I recently saw this film when I went to visit my nephews. They have seen the film before but not for quite a while so they were looking forwards to seeing it again. = = = Cast = = = • Paul Terry as James Henry Trotter • Miriam Margolyes as Aunt Sponge • Joanna Lumley as Aunt Spiker • Pete Postlethwaite as Narrator/the Magic Man • Steven Culp as James' Father • Susan Turner-Cray as James' Mother • Mike Starr as Beat Cop = = = Voices = = = • Simon Callow as Mr. Grasshopper • Richard Dreyfuss as Mr. Centipede • Jeff Bennett as Mr. Centipede (singing voice) • Jane Leeves as Mrs. Ladybug • Susan Sarandon as Miss Spider • David Thewlis as Earthworm • Miriam Margolyes as Glowworm = = = = The Film = = = = The film starts off with James and his parents on a beach. It’s ...

Wunderextensions Lash Extension & Volumizing Mascara 15/06/2017

Not So Wunderful After All!

Wunderextensions Lash Extension & Volumizing Mascara = = = = = = = = = About WUNDER2 = = = = = = = = = Some of you may have already heard of WUNDER2 Cosmetics; although the majority of you probably haven’t. I first became known to this brand from hearing about their eyebrow gel which I purchased last year sometime and have been a huge fan of it ever since. It’s only fairly recently that they have started adding other items to their range of beauty products and accessories. Born from a team with a passion to create high-tech beauty products, WUNDER2 translates coveted runway looks into everyday relatable beauty. From bold brows to a flawless finish, WUNDER2 products are formulated using cutting-edge technology alongside the latest innovations in achieving instant results. Perfectly affordable and loved by makeup artists, celebrities and consumers alike, WUNDER2 shares a world of makeup and skincare secrets through the original word of their social savvy enthusiasts, allowing the effortless result of each product to speak for itself. = = = = = = The Product = = = = = = Nowadays there are so many different mascaras out there that quite often it’s hard to know which one to choose. Mascara that contains fibres is something that seemed to take off in the last couple of years and now various brands are making mascara with fibres that stick to your lashes to make your lashes look thicker and longer. I have tried three different brands of mascara that claim to do this and I have to admit that only one out of three that I tried was ...

Dying of The Light (DVD) 14/06/2017

Despite the Negative Reviews, I Thought It Was OK.

Dying of The Light (DVD) = = = = = = = About the Film = = = = = = = Dying of the Light is a 2014 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Paul Schrader and starring Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin and Irène Jacob about a government agent who must track down and kill a terrorist before he loses his full memory from a disease which was caused from his torture 22years earlier. The film received extremely negative reviews, with controversy surrounding the heavy tampering and reediting of the footage by the studio, who denied Schrader final-cut privilege and led him and principal members of the cast to disown the released version and campaign against it. This film appeared on ‘Netflix’ the other week under ‘Recently Added’, so I thought I would give it a watch whilst my boyfriend was out for the day. = = = = = Main Cast = = = = = Nicolas Cage as Evan Lake Anton Yelchin - Milton Schultz Irène Jacob - Michelle Zuberain Alexander Karim - Muhammad Banir Irene Jacob – Michelle Zubarin = = = = The Film = = = = The film has a slightly violent start to it with us seeing Evan getting interrogated by terrorist Muhammad Banir. This scene only lasts around a minute before forwarding to 22 years later and a classified CIA training facility, which is when we see Evan again. Evan has given a talk at the training centre and as he is driving to the CIA Headquarters, we see some of his flashbacks of when he was being interrogated. This flashback shows why his ear right ear now looks mutilated, so yes, ...

Vampire Academy (DVD) 13/06/2017

I Found This Hard to Follow and Pretty Boring!!

Vampire Academy (DVD) = = = = = = = About the Film = = = = = = = Vampire Academy (also known as Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters) is a 2014 American fantasy comedy film based on Richelle Mead's 2007 best-selling novel of the same name, directed by Mark Waters, and scripted by Daniel Waters. The film stars Zoey Deutch, Danila Kozlovsky, Lucy Fry, and Dominic Sherwood in lead roles. It was released in North America on February 7, 2014 and globally between March and July of the same year. I have to be honest this isn’t really my kind of film; how-ever my boyfriend saw it on Netflix one weekend and decided that he wanted to watch it so I didn’t have a lot of choice really but to watch it with him. = = = = = Main Cast = = = = = • Zoey Deutch as Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway • Macey Chipping as young Rose • Lucy Fry as Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir • Danila Kozlovsky as Dimitri Belikov • Dominic Sherwood as Christian Ozera • Gabriel Byrne as Victor Dashkov • Olga Kurylenko as Headmistress Ellen Kirova = = = = The Film = = = = The film starts off with us seeing a car crash, and then Rose wakes up in bed. She knocks on the wall next to her and wakes Lissa up. They were both in a car crash which was two years ago and it was two years ago that they ran away from the St. Vladimir's Academy. Just three minutes into the film we see that Lissa needs to feed, so Rose lets her take a bite from her shoulder to get some blood. There is a little blood but not a great deal. From early on in the film, it’s obvious that ...

Revlon Colorstay Crème Eye Shadow 12/06/2017

Gorgeous Creme Eyeshadow.

Revlon Colorstay Crème Eye Shadow = = = = = = The Product = = = = = = Whenever I go into my local Boots or Superdrug stores I always keep an eye out for new make-up that’s on offer. To be honest I don’t really need any more make-up and I really should use up the make-up that I’ve already got before I buy anymore but when I saw this range of eye shadows about a month ago I couldn’t resist treating myself. To be fair I only have a few eye shadows as I only really wear eye shadow once or twice a week, so it’s not like I have hundreds of eye shadows sitting at home collecting dust. When it comes to make-up I wouldn’t say that I am loyal to a particular a brand; although I do prefer some brands to others. This eye shadow is a crème shadow, which I sometimes prefer to powder shadows. With crème shadows, I find that the colour looks more intense than a powder shadow and I also like the light-weight feel of a crème shadow; how-ever a lot of crème shadows can tend to crease and wear off quickly, which I hoped wasn’t going to be the case with this eye shadow. Revlon claim that this luxurious, long-wear crème eye shadow lasts up to 24hrs; although until I actually try this product I wasn’t sure I believed it. This shadow is blendable as well as waterproof and has a built-in brush for easy, mess free application. Certain shades of the eye shadow come in certain finishes. Some of the shades have a metallic finish to them and some have a matte finish to them. Some also have a pearl finish and some have a satin finish ...

A Street Cat Named Bob (DVD) 09/06/2017

A Very Enjoyable Film about James and Bob.

A Street Cat Named Bob (DVD) = = = About = = = I am sure many of you will have read the international bestselling book called ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’. I read this book a few years ago and absolutely loved it so when I heard that they bought a film out I couldn’t wait to see it. For those of you who don’t know anything about the book or film, this film is a true feel good story of how a busker and recovering drug addict (James Bowen), had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. This film is a 2016 British biographical drama film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and written by Tim John and Maria Nation. The film stars Luke Treadway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and Bob the Cat as himself. The film premiered in London on 3rd November 2016, followed by a general release the next day. = = = Cast = = = Luke Treadaway as James Bowen Bob as himself. Stand-ins for Bob: Oscar, Booker, Jafffa, Leo, Ricki and Trayce Ruta Gedmintas as Betty, Bowen's animal loving neighbour and James' love interest. Joanne Froggatt as Val, Bowen's drug support worker. Anthony Head as Jack Bowen, Bowen's father. Beth Goddard as Hilary Caroline Goodall as Mary Darren Evans as Baz Ruth Sheen as Elsie Nina Wadia as Bus Conductress = = = = The Film = = = = The films starts off with us seeing James playing his guitar in a street in London. There are lots of people walking past him, the majority of which don’t give him any money. James isn’t a bad singer and he can play the guitar very well. The film ...

Chiquito, Camberley 04/06/2017

Delicious Breakfast at a Reasonble Price.

Chiquito, Camberley = = = = = = = The Restaurant = = = = = = = My boyfriend was out the other Sunday, so I met up with a friend for breakfast and she suggested going here as her and her partner go there a lot for breakfast at the weekend. Chiquito is a restaurant, bar and Mexican grill. I have heard of them before but I haven’t ever been to one, so I was looking forwards to visiting here. We went here around 10am and there were only two other people in there so it was very quiet. The restaurant is a reasonable size with various sized tables and chairs. There are also some booth seats as well which is where we were shown to by a member of staff. The restaurant was nice and clean and it was also well-lit. The tables already had cutlery and salt and pepper on them. The décor is very wooden, with wooden beams on the ceilings and around various other parts of the restaurant. I thought this was a lovely look to the restaurant and it well with some of the Mexican themed items that were around the restaurant. Once we had been shown to our table we were handed a breakfast menu and left for about 5mins to have a look and decide what we wanted. = = = = = The Menu = = = = = As I went here for breakfast I am only going to give a few examples from the breakfast menu only. • Hot – Full Breakfast Sizzler, Veggie Breakfast Sizzler, Mexican Benedict, Smashed Avocado & Poached Eggs, Breakfast Burrito. • Sweet – Bacon & Syrup Pancakes, Blueberry & Raspberry Pancakes, Chocolate & Banana Pancakes. • Light – Eggs ...

Slasher - The Complete First Season (DVD) 02/06/2017

Everyone Has a Past. Her's Will Kill You!

Slasher - The Complete First Season (DVD) = = = About = = = Me and my boyfriend were looking on Netflix the other day to try and find something to watch and we saw this ‘Slasher’ series appear on the ‘Recently Added’ list so we thought we would give it a go to see what it was like. ‘Slasher’ is a Canadian television horror anthology series. It was produced in association with the Canadian network ‘Super Channel’ and was premiered on the U.S. TV channel ‘Chiller’ on Friday 4th March 2016. Aaron Martin is the series creator/producer and he acknowledge gaining inspiration for the format from ‘American Horror Story’. The first season of ‘Slasher’ has a total of 8 episodes and centres around Sarah Bennett. Sarah and her husband (Dyan) move back to the town of her birth and into house where her parents were murdered. As soon as Sarah returns to Waterbury a series of copycat murders start happening. All these murders are committed by someone they call ‘The Executioner’, which is what the man that murdered Sarah’s parents were known as. We know he isn’t committing these murders because ever since he murdered Sarah’s parents he has been in prison serving his sentence. = = = Cast = = = I am listing the main cast that appear a lot through the series rather than listing the whole cast for the whole of the series. • Katie McGrath as Sarah Bennett • Brandon Jay McLaren – Dylan Bennett • Steve Byers – Cam Henry • Patrick Garrow – Tom Winston • Dean McDermott - - Iain Vaughn • ChristopherJacot – Robin Turner • Wendy Crewson – ...

Harsh Times 30/05/2017

An Enjoyable if Somewhat Violent Drama.

Harsh Times = = = About = = = Harsh Times is a 2005 American crime film set in South Los Angeles. The film stars Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez, and was written and directed by David Ayer, who wrote the script for the Academy Award-winning 2001 film Training Day. Jim Davis (Christian Bale) is a former U.S. Army Ranger who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Jim wants to get a job working the LAPD and he also wants to marry his Mexican girlfriend and bring her to the US where they can start a life together. My boyfriend was out the other Saturday so I decided to look to see what I could find on Netflix and this came up in the ‘Trending Now’ section. I liked the sound of the film and it had a reasonable number of stars on IMDB so I thought I would watch it to see what it was like. = = Cast = = • Christian Bale as Jim Davis • Freddy Rodriguez as Mike Alonzo • Eva Longoria as Sylvia • Tammy Trull as Marta • Terry Crews as Darrell • Samantha Esteban as Letty • Tania Verafield as Patty • Noel Gugliemi as Flaco • Chaka Forman as Toussant • Adriana Millan as Rita • César García Gómez as Listo • Blue Mesquita as Leo • Craig Ricci Shaynak as Gillespie • Michael Monks as Agent Hollenbreck • J.K. Simmons as Agent Richards • Armando Riesco as Alex • Emilio Rivera as Eddy • Sonia Iris Lozada as Gracie = = = = = The Film = = = = = The film starts off with seeing soldiers in the field at night. Within about half a minute of this starting the soldiers soon all fire and there ...

L'Oreal Pure Clay Glow Scrub 29/05/2017

A Moistururising Scrub That Makes My Skin Glow

L'Oreal Pure Clay Glow Scrub = = = = = = The Product = = = = = = I am reviewing a Clay Scrub by L’Oréal which is a fairly new product to the range. I reviewed a new range of clay masks a few months ago, and they have just introduced this clay scrub as well as some clay foam washes to the range. This particular scrub is only available in the ‘Glow’ version, which is the version I am of course reviewing. This scrub contains three pure clays as well as Eucalyptus for different benefits and results. From the first use of this scrub, skin is deeply cleansed and purified, with excess oil reduces. When using this product day after day, the skin is mattified, feels purer and more beautiful. I love the ‘Glow’ mask in this range so I couldn’t wait to try this scrub. The scrub comes in a tube which clearly states on the front the brand name of the product and what the product is. On the front on the tube it states that this scrub is a clay scrub and that it can be used daily. On the back of the tube it tells you a little more about the different clays in the product and it also tells you how to use the product and it lists the ingredients. The tube stands up on its lid which can be unscrewed to reveal a small hole in which the product dispenses out of. = = = = Features = = = = Kaolin – A highly effective natural clay, known to absorb impurities and excess sebum. Montmorillonite – Rich in minerals, a clay recognized for helping to eliminate imperfections. Ghassoul – A pure clay highly concentrated in minerals, ...

Dettol Laundry Cleanser 28/05/2017

Germs and Bacteria . . . Be Gone!!

Dettol Laundry Cleanser = = = = = = = = = = About/The Product = = = = = = = = = = If you wash your laundry at low temperatures, you are not alone. Because of the delicate nature of today’s fabric and in an effort to reduce energy costs, home laundering now tends to be carried out at 30-40â°C. However, when you wash at lower temperatures, bacteria and other germs can survive and transfer between garments in the wash there is a potential risk of infection. During your day-to-day activities, bacteria can build up on items of clothing. The items that are most likely to become contaminated are those that come into direct contact with the body or are used in potentially contaminated areas of the home. These high risk items include underwear (and socks), personal towels, facecloths, re-useable nappies/diapers, sports gear, bed clothes, and cloths and towels that are used as part of food preparation in the kitchen. Those items that are not in direct contact with the body such as ‘outer’ wear, are less likely to be a source of infection unless they have been contaminated by vomit or faecal material. When it comes to washing clothes, I always normally stick to the same brand of detergent. How-ever I have been using the Dettol Laundry Cleanser for a while now and I like to use it on a regular basis to wash certain things such as the bed-sheets, towels, socks and underwear. This laundry cleanser claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria, even when washing at a low temperature (proven to work in rinse cycle temperatures ...

Vans Authentic Navy Shoes 27/05/2017

Lovely, Comfortable Shoes.

Vans Authentic Navy Shoes PLEASE NOTE: I am reviewing the Vans ‘Authentic’ shoes; how-ever they are not the navy version! = = = About = = = Vans is an American manufacturer of shoes, based in Cypress, California, owned by VF Corporation. The company also produces apparel and other products such as T-shirts, hoodies, socks, hats, and backpacks. As of August 2013, the brand is active in the actions sports industry and sponsors skateboard, surf, snow, BMX, and motocross teams. On March 16, 1966, at 704 East Broadway in Anaheim, California, brothers Paul Van Doren and James Van Doren, Gordon C Lee, and Serge D'Elia opened the first Vans store under the name The Van Doren Rubber Company. The business manufactured shoes and sold them directly to the public. On that first morning, twelve customers purchased Vans deck shoes, which are now known as "Authentic". (Please note the above has been taken from Wikipedia) I heard of Vans a long time ago but to be honest the brand never really appealed to me until recently when I decided to purchase a pair of Vans. A couple of years ago I purchased some Converse shoes but to be honest I didn’t get on with them. I just didn’t find them very comfortable and I didn’t like the look of them on me when I wore them so I ended up giving them to my sister. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to get some Vans as during the weekend and the week after work if I do go out, I like to wear comfortable flat shoes and I don’t always like to wear trainers all the time. Vans ...

Arctic Blast (DVD) 25/05/2017

Just Another Disaster Movie!

Arctic Blast (DVD) = = = About = = = I was looking through Netflix the other night and though I would give this disaster movie a try to see if it was any good. I have no idea why I really went for this particular film when there are plenty of other to choose from on Netflix! This film is a 2010 Australian-Canadian disaster film. The plot is centered on a colossal blast of heavily chilled mesosphere air spreading over the Earth after a solar eclipse, combined with the effects of environmental pollution, caused a hole to open in the ozone layer. The catastrophic event threatens to engulf the entire world in ice. As Hobart, Tasmania, is hit by the cold front with temperatures of below -70 degrees Celsius, causing people to die almost instantaneously, physicist Jack Tait (Michael Shanks) tries to find a solution while protecting his family. = = Cast = = • Michael Shanks as Jack Tait • Alexandra Davies - Emma Tait • Indiana Evans - Naomi Tait • Alan Andrews - Harold • Saskia Hampele - Dr Zoe Quinn • Judith Baribeau – Tammy • Bruce Davison - Winslaw • Bodane Hatton - Jarrod • Anne McCaffery - Samantha • Stan Gottschalk - General • Isabel Hoysted - Marlene • Nick Falk - Brent = = = = The Film = = = = To be honest when the film had the opening music and introduction, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it and I immediately thought that it wasn’t going to be my kind of film, but despite this I gave it a go anyway. The first scene starts on the ICRO Research Vessel, 500 miles south of Australia ...
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