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My beautiful mum passed away this year and I had lost my way and mojo writing reviews but am hoping that I can have it back soon. Having more down days recently than up but getting there slowly.

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Longley Farm Natural Cottage Cheese 16/09/2015

Tasty!

Longley Farm Natural Cottage Cheese I love cottage cheese and I am also not loyal to any brand and I will just buy a brand I fancy buying at the time I'm browsing the shelf. This brand is one I have bought a lot of times because I like it a lot and the taste is nice enough for my taste buds. It comes in a plastic tub which has the name clearly on the front so easily spotted on a shelf, It has a plastic lid and once the lid is removed there is a foil wrapper covering the pot. The lid can then be placed back onto the pot to keep the cottage cheese fresh in the fridge. The cottage cheese has a nice smell to it which is pleasant. The consistency is good and not a runny consistency and it isn't the kind of cottage cheese which drips from the spoon when spooning it from the pot. The texture is really good and is a smooth texture. It spreads really well over bread or crackers or any foods you wish to spread the cottage cheese over. Spreading is excellent with this product for sure. It has a nice taste to it and it is pleasant, isn't a bland taste at all and isn't bitter or a nasty taste. I like the taste a lot. Is nice eaten with other foods and also eaten in a sandwich with salad or on a plate of salad or cheese, pickles and eggs or any foods you wish to eat the cottage cheese with it works well. Has a creamy texture to it when eating it and is easy for the little ones to chew and swallow it. My little grandchildren like to eat this cheese on crackers for a little snack and they all really enjoy eating it and ...

Sainsbury's Diet Cloudy Lemonade 14/09/2015

Refreshing.

Sainsbury's Diet Cloudy Lemonade I hadn't bought this lemonade before so after spotting it on a shelf I decided to buy the product for my hubby to try to see if he liked it since he is on a mission to losing a few pounds and I also bought it to save some money on my shopping bill. I have been in recent month trying to save money on my food shop and I have found buying some cheaper products has saved me some money. Hubby also wanted the drink in cans so he could take the drink to work to drink. The drink comes inside cans which are a pack of 6 and wrapped in a plastic wrapper, has the name clearly on the front so easily spotted on the shelf. The liquid does have a cloudy appearance once poured into a glass and some people don't like a cloudy appearance but if the drink is drank straight from the can the appearance wouldn't be an issue at all. Doesn't worry me the appearance being cloudy. The drink does have a nice smell to it and a nice refreshing lemon smell which I do like a lot. Has that citrus smell and it is a pleasant aroma and not a nasty smell at all in my opinion. Isn't overpowering. The drink does have a nice taste to it and just tastes like lemonade in my opinion and it doesn't have a sour or bitter taste but it is quite a tangy taste but very pleasant. I like it. It is quite a fizzy lemonade and the fizz doesn't settle down immediately so if you leave a glass of the lemonade for a while the fizz holds well and doesn't become flat too quickly. I like to serve these kind of drinks chilled and ...

Robinsons Apple & Blackcurrant Drink with No Added Sugar 13/09/2015

Fruity and refreshing.

Robinsons Apple & Blackcurrant Drink with No Added Sugar This brand of drinks is one of my favourite brands and one I buy quite a lot because I know it is going to be a tasty drink and also because it is a winner in my family too. I spotted this flavoured on special offer so popped it into my trolley immediately. It comes in a transparent plastic bottle which has the name clearly on the label so easy to spot on a shelf. The liquid is a nice shade and it has a nice fruity smell to it being apple and blackcurrent, both smelling equally nice and both a pleasant smell. You don't need to pour much of the liquid in a glass or jug for it to have a strong taste added with cold water. It produces a strong apple and blackcurrant flavour which isn't too much of an overpowering taste or a bitter and sour taste. It is just a nice fruity flavour and a really pleasant taste. I would say that it is of equal flavour of both fruits and one doesn't outshine the other in my opinion. If you like these 2 fruits I think you would enjoy this drink very much. All 3 of my little grandchildren love this drink and always find it a pleasant taste for their taste buds. It is has no added sugar and contains naturally occurring sugars. Contains no artificial flavours or colours. Does contain artificial sweeteners. It is a sweet is drink but not a sickly sweetness and I do think the sweetness is just about right for my taste buds and those of my little grandchildren. Per 250ml diluted it contains only 5 calories so a nice low amount if you are on a diet plan ...

Branston Spaghetti in tomato sauce 12/09/2015

Ohhh Spaghetti.

Branston Spaghetti in tomato sauce I love spaghetti in sauce as do my 3 little grandchildren and this brand is a brand I buy quite a lot because we all love the taste of the spaghetti and also the tomato sauce. The brand is well known too and has been around for a very long time. The spaghetti comes in a can and has the name clearly on the front so easily spotted on a shelf. I sometimes mistake the spaghetti for a can of beans though because they do look similar in appearance so it is wise to check that you are picking up a can of this spaghetti or the baked beans. The spaghettis is nicely cut and small pieces of spaghetti and a nice colour, the tomato sauce is rich in consistency and a nice shade of colour too. The smell is a nice smell and mainly of the tomato sauce smell. The spaghetti is a soft texture and it is very easy to chew and swallow, my little grandchildren can easily chew and swallow it with no problems at all. The taste is really nice and the tomato sauce isn't a bitter or sour taste and just a nice tomato taste which is packed with flavour in my opinion. The spaghetti is finely cut and a nice length for little ones to eat comfortably and to scoop onto the fork. It is a nice food to eat with a cooked breakfast if you are wanting a nice change from baked beans or tomatoes but we sometimes eat this spaghetti along with tomatoes and beans sometimes if my hubby cooks the breakfast because he loves to pile the plate with a nice choice of foods and a little of everything as he puts it and this ...

Tesco Raspberry And Pomegranate Shampoo 11/09/2015

Not for my hair.

Tesco Raspberry And Pomegranate Shampoo When I spotted this shampoo in Tesco I decided to give it a try because I am recently trying shops own brands of product to save some money and this one looked appealing on the shelf so I popped it into my trolley to give it a go. It comes in a transparent plastic bottle and has the name clearly on the front so easily spotted on a shelf. The liquid is a little runny a consistency and it does run from the bottle a little if too heavy handed when squeezing the bottle. I don't like the runny consistency because it does mean I use more than intended at times when I forget it is runny when I squeeze it from the bottle. It does have a nice fruity fragrance to it which is quite fruity and both the ingredients are an equal scent in my opinion and I do like the aroma quite a lot. It isn't too overpowering a smell and is pleasant. I do find that I do need a little more than other brands of shampoos to create a lather. I have long hair at the moment and do find that I have to apply extra shampoo while washing my hair to create a good amount of lather and the create a good foam on my hair because it is long. My hubby has no problem cresting enough lather with just one application of the shampoo because his hair is shorter. It does however clean the hair well and does leave it feeling fairly soft but not as soft as some other cheaper brands of shampoo I have bought in the past. With this product I couldn't get away with not using a conditioner because it doesn't leave my hair tangle ...

The Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter 10/09/2015

Gentle butter.

The Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter I love The Body Shop body butters and have bought them for many years because they are suitable for my skin and I love the fragrances of the choices from the range. The butters are also suitable for my skin from the ones I have tried so far from the range so always nice to try a different fragrance to try to see if that one is also suitable for my skin. The body butter comes inside a plastic circular tub which has a twist off lid. Easy to twist off and immediately the smell from the tub is apparent. It has really fruity scent and smells of the Raspberry scent which it obviously is the fragrance but this actually does smell of Raspberries and not a different fruit. The fragrance is quite strong but not too overpowering or a sickly aroma. The butter is a pale pink colour and very easy to scoop from the tub, I just dip my fingertips into the butter and scoop it out and smear it all over my body a little at a time so that I don't use too much at once as it does spread evenly over the skin. It isn't a runny consistency and is just like a thick cream but is a little more solid than a lotion. It is thick and very spreadable and simply just glides across the skin perfectly. It soaks into the skin very well but it isn't instant, it does take a few minutes or so to fully absorb into the skin so it is advisable to apply it a while before you get dressed or at night time after a bath or shower so you can allow a while to allow it to absorb into the skin. It doesn't feel tacky or ...

Imperial Leather Rose Garden Hand Wash 09/09/2015

Gentle wash.

Imperial Leather Rose Garden Hand Wash I like this brand and find it is a reliable one which mostly delivers what I expect from the brand. I liked the colour when I spotted it on the shelf so thought I would give it a go since I hadn't tried this fragrance before. It comes inside a transparent plastic bottle which has the name clearly on the front so easily spotted on the shelf. It has a pump dispenser which is easy to press to release the liquid onto the hands. The liquid is a rich consistency and not runny. It is a smooth and soft texture and has a really nice scent to it being a floral aroma which I like a lot. It isn't too overpowering and is also a nice fresh fragrance and mainly a rose aroma which I like a lot. The appearance of the liquid inside the bottle is a pink colour but when dispensed onto the hands it is a clear liquid with only a hint of the pink which is hardly noticeable, that wasn't an issue but it did surprise me when I first used the soap. You don't need to use a lot of the liquid to create some lather and foam on the hands. This product lathers up really well and it does feel quite creamy while washing the hands and does feel of a good quality creamy feel. Feels really nice between the fingers while washing. It cleans the hands well and dissolves dirt well and removes it without the need to scrub the hands. My hubby has washed his greasy hands when returning home from work and it has remove the grease well without having to wash them twice to remove the dirt and grease. Is a very gentle ...

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Blow Dry Lotion 08/09/2015

Lift and volume.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Blow Dry Lotion In recent years I have opted to buying the blow drying spray products and have found them to be suitable for giving my hair some root lift. I still do buy and use hair mousse but blow drying sprays are what I buy more often. This product I hadn't bought before so thought I would give it a go. It comes in a plastic bottle which has the name clearly on the front so easily spotted on a shelf. It has a pump action nozzle and the liquid pumps from the bottle easily onto the roots of the hair. It has a nice smell to it which smells of perfume but the scent isn't too strong or overpowering or nasty. Also the scent is quite sweet too and a really nice smelling product which I like a lot. It is to be sprayed on towel dried hair and concentrating on the root area so that this area can have some root lift. It doesn't feel sticky or tacky while blow drying the hair and the brush easily rolls around the hair with ease while drying it. This product give my hair lots of volume and lift without spraying too much of it onto my hair. Once the hair is dried it doesn't leave any residue on the hair or feel sticky or tacky. The hair just feels soft and manageable with lots of volume to it. My hair has lots of movement which is how I like it to feel and it flows well too. The product doesn't make the hair lanky or weighted down. Conditions the hair well too. The lift also lasts all day long too and gives lots of body to the hair. It doesn't flatten during the day or after a few hours. ...

Viakal Lime Scale Spray 07/09/2015

Easy Peasy spray.

Viakal Lime Scale Spray I love cleaning and always like to use a cleaner I haven't bought before and have wanted to try for myself because I always think we all have different opinions on how a product performs and this product I had wanted to try for a good while but hadn't got around to buying it until a while ago when I spotted it on special offer so thought I would buy it to test it for myself. It comes in a plastic bottle which has a trigger spray nozzle and has an on/off switch which is easy to turn on and off. The name is clearly on the front so can be easily spotted on a shelf. It sprays an even mist onto surfaces, becomes a slightly foam consistency on the surface when first sprayed and just like a general surface cleaner, has a very pale blue colour liquid. It has a slight smell to it but it is only a subtle scent and it is quite difficult to describe the smell but it is just a fresh scent and in my own opinion I can detect a kind of mild bubble gum scent. Is a pleasant smell and far different to what I thought it would smell like, I thought it may have a nasty scent but it sure doesn't in my opinion. It is designed to remove limescale and watermarks. I spray my shower head with the remover and I also spray around my taps in my kitchen and bathroom. Just a quick spray and then using a damp cloth gently rubbing the area and then rinsing it. It is super to spray around the plug hole in the sinks and also the bath and shower cubicle. I also spray my shower screen with it and just allow it ...

The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter 06/09/2015

Mmmm strawberries.

The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter I like to protect my lips at all times but especially during the winter months when my lips do become drier than the warmer months. I bought this lip butter to give it a go because I like the Body Shop products and I also like the smell of Strawberries and also the taste too. The butter comes in a small pot and the butter is a pale pink colour. Once the lid is remove the smell is quite a nice smell and a smell of strawberries, the scent isn't too overpowering and is a subtle scent. The butter has a soft texture to it and feels just like butter and it is easy to apply to the lips by just smoothing the fingertips over the butter and then slowly massaging it into the skin on the lips. I find if I massage slowly and also gently it works into the skin far better and doesn't then damage the skin. It does take a while to fully absorb into the skin and it does feel quite greasy when it is first applied but once it absorbs fully into the skin this greasy feeling does disappear. It doesn't feel sticky on the skin. It does have a taste of strawberries but this taste is a pleasant taste but the taste isn't too strong and it is a sweet kind of taste too which is pleasant and not a sickly taste. This butter moisturises the skin perfectly and leaves the skin in a nice condition, also leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. This is a good butter to apply if your skin is very dry and has that irritating feeling dry skin has on the lips. It contains sweet strawberry seed oil. The pot ...

Sainsbury's Basics Jumbo Kitchen Towel 04/09/2015

Basic kitchen towel.

Sainsbury's Basics Jumbo Kitchen Towel I thought I woild give this cheaper brand of kitchen towel a try because it was cheap to buy and because I hadn't bought it before. I am buying a shops own brand recently to see if I like them or not and to also save some money on my shopping bill. The towels come wrapped in a transparent plastic wrapper with the name clearly on the front so easily spotted on a shelf. The paper is white in colour and it has a pattern on the paper which is just tiny holes and nothing special in the design. The paper feels fairly soft and not too rough a feel for a kitchen towel. It isn't as soft a feel as a branded kind but I didn't expect it to feel super soft being a cheaper price. It is a 2 ply paper and there are approximately 120 sheets per roll so a good amount of sheets. The paper absorbs fairly well and absorbs liquid onto the sheets without soaking it too quickly. The paper mops up spillages fairly well but I do find I sometimes have to use more of the paper compared to a branded kind but that does reflect on the price and I did expect that I would maybe need to use more than one sheet sometimes for mopping up spillages. I find that just a couple of the sheets works well enough to mop up the liquid. It works well for absorbing grease and the grease doesn't make the paper too wet or soak through the paper, I find the absorbency is good enough to hold the grease onto the paper without using a lot of it to absorb it. This paper also tears well from the perforated edge without the ...

Persil Washing Up Liquid Apple Fizz 03/09/2015

Fresh apple liquid.

Persil Washing Up Liquid Apple Fizz I am not loyal to any brand of washing up liquids but I do have a couple of favourites being Fairy and Persil, that is maybe because these brands have produced products for a very long time so are both a reliable brand. I decided to give this fragrance a try since I hadn't tried it before and also because it was on special offer at the time I bought it. It comes inside a transparent plastic bottle which has the name clearly on the front so can be easily spotted on a shelf. It has a flip back lid which easily clips back into place after using the liquid. The liquid is bright green colour which does look very refreshing inside the bottle. Once the lid is flipped back the liquid has a smell of apples which is a strong fragrance and very fruity. The apple scent is really apparent but a pleasant aroma, I quite like apple scented products. The liquid has a rich consistency and is quite soft and it does flow well from the bottle but it doesn't drip down the bottle because it isn't a runny consistency. It lathers really well without the need to squeeze too much of the liquid in the hot water, a little does go a long way and using too much of the liquid is a waste for sure. The bubbles don't fizzle until all the dishes are washed and last a good while. It cuts into grease really well without having the need to keep on scrubbing dishes and the liquid does the work. It cleans glasses and glassware well too and leaves the glass sparkling clean and also streak free. It cleans cutlery, ...

Hellmann's Hellmans Light Squeezy Mayonnaise 02/09/2015

Yummy mayo.

Hellmann's Hellmans Light Squeezy Mayonnaise I love mayo and it is a real winner for myself and my hubby. Hubby is trying to lose a few pounds recently to keep on track with his weight and that is the reason I bought this mayo to see if we both liked the taste with it being a lighter mayo. It comes in a plastic bottle which has the name clearly on the front so easily spotted on a shelf. It has a flip back lid of which the bottle can sit on the lid if required. The mayo flows well from the bottle via a gentle squeeze. It is a rich consistency and not runny and it doesn't drip from the bottle while squeezing it. It has a nice smell to it which is a pleasant smell and the usual mayo smell which I like a lot. It isn't a nasty smell at all. It has a nice taste too and I cannot tell the difference in the taste compared to the original mayo from this brand. I thought I would tell the difference with it being a lighter mayo but that wasn't the case at all. Most of all my hubby loved the taste of it a lot and he also couldn't tell the difference which was a huge surprise to me because I really thought he may. It tastes nice squeezed over a burger or sausage in a bread bun. Is nice eaten with egg as egg mayo. Also nice eaten with tuna and sweetcorn or any of your favourite foods you love to eat with a little mayo. Has a nice creamy texture which is also a smooth taste. Per 15g of mayo it contains 11 calories and 0.5g of fat, I think this is a very good amount of calories for a mayo if you are on a diet plan or trying to eat ...

Asda Smartprice Chocolate Chip Cookies 01/09/2015

Smart price biscuits.

Asda Smartprice Chocolate Chip Cookies I do eat healthily but I still like to eat biscuits as a little treat to eat as a snack or if I want to indulge and and eat something sweet. I bought these biscuits because they were cheap to buy and because I have been buying shops own brands recently. Being so cheap I thought they would be worth trying and if I didn't like them I wouldn't have waste a lot of money. They come inside a plastic wrapper which has the name clearly on the front so easily spotted on a shelf. The biscuits are decent size being a cheaper brand and they aren't much smaller than a branded kind. They are a nice golden colour and the amount of chocolate chips are only a few in each biscuit compared to the branded kind but the chocolate chips are visible and still tasty when eating the biscuits. They do smell nice and not a nasty smell. They do have a sweet taste to them but the sweetness isn't a sickly kind of taste, they don't taste bland and they are crumbly. Are easy to chew and swallow and fine for dunking. I do think if there were more chocolate chips the taste would taste much better but being a shops own brand and cheaper the few chips is what I would expect because I didn't expect that many but a few more would just enhance the flavour slightly. I did notice one or 2 of the biscuits didn't have any noticeable chip content and I spotted what I thought appeared to be a chip but I couldn't taste the chocolate when I ate it. They are crumbly enough but not as much as branded but enough crumble ...

The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel/Cream 28/08/2015

Super gel.

The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel/Cream I always buy at least one product when I shop in the body shop most of the time because I love the products and they are more than suitable for my dry, sensitive skin. The items are worth the money most of the time and I have rarely really been disappointed with them after applying them to my skin. The shower gel comes in a transparent plastic bottle which has the name clearly on the front. The liquid inside is a nice shade of orange and it does look refreshing inside the bottle for sure. The liquid is a soft and smooth texture and it flows well from the bottle, it isn't a runny consistency and doesn't drip from the bottle and make a mess in the shower. It has a nice fruity scent to it being a strong smell of Satsuma and the smell is strong but not too overpowering. It does have a slight sweet smell to it too but the aroma is really nice and I like it a lot. I can smell this gel in my bathroom for a while after showering and it leaves behind a nice scent. You really don't need a lot of the liquid to create a good lather and foam because a little does go a long way. It lathers up really well and it feels really soft and smooth on the skin while washing. The fragrance becomes more apparent while washing and it becomes far stronger and a more citrus aroma. It feels nice on the skin and a creamy feel which does feel nice and pleasant. It is very easy to rinse from the body and it doesn't leave the skin feeling too dry or rough, the skin feels fairly soft and smooth and a nice ...
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