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Nivea In-Shower Body Conditioner for Dry Skin 20/11/2013

A convenient time-saver!

Lush Amandopondo Bubble Bar 09/08/2012

Simplicity with an edge

Lush Happy Bubble Bar Slice 08/08/2012

Not Too Happy With Happy

This is an interesting one. It's been moved from the Retro range into the regular range at Lush: Lush says: "f you’re happy and you know it, use this bubble bar!Some fragrances are almost guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and the scent of Happy bubble is definitely one of them. With uplifting neroli, tangerine and orange blossom, Happy is a great bubble bar to use first thing in the morning as a gentle wake-up. However, unlike some of our more zingy citrus products, Happy also works well at bedtime as there’s relaxing sandalwood oil in there too, which clears the mind and helps you forget your troubles." £3.25 for 100 grams, in store or online (delivery charges apply). Lush are an ethical company priding themselves on being against animal testing and supporting worldwide and local campaigns to protect the environment and its animals and humanity. I can see the inspiration behind this bubble bar-a zingy, happy smell that leaves you energised and on a high, ready to face anything that comes your way that day! I smelled the bar in the shop and thought it smelt really different-refreshing, hip and cool and original. As this is a bubble bar, Lush recommends crumbling a third of a bar into a running bath and letting the bar take over, so that's exactly what I did and got lots of bubbles. The water was green. A blue-green slab of happiness (or hippiness) with the word "Happy" etched into it and gold dust sparkles on the wording, it definitely stands out from the crowd ...

Lush Happy Blooming Bath Melt 06/08/2012

Cherry Bloomin'

As much as I love Lush, I must admit it isn't very purse-friendly. My favourites are definitely their bubble bars and so I decided to try a bath melt for once and since Happy Blooming is already pre-cut to easily break into three parts, the fact that I would get three baths out of this sounded reasonable. I like the funky half-moon cherry red design and three individual parts with a cherry on each bit. Lush say: "You’ll be bloomin’ happy when you spring from this cheery cherry bathCocoa butter and passionflower seed oil will soften and nourish the skin. We’ve also packed this with calamine powder to give a cool, smooth feel when you step out of the bath.We’ve packed as much fruit into this little bar as we could – with dried cherries, freshly-squeezed passion fruits and a lovely cherry fragrance." The melt costs £3.95 for 65 grams and can be purchased in their shop or online (delivery charges apply). This is much cheaper than the other melts due to the fact it can be used thrice. This thrown into my bath made the bathwater turn a dark pinkish/reddish hue which was a nice touch. The scent itself wasn't very strong, a faint scent of cherries with a touch of cream in there-more like a cherry ice-cream as opposed to the fresh sensory kick of fresh fruit. To me, this was slightly disappointing as I was looking forward to my bath being lovely and refreshing in the morning. It was okay to relax in for a while but nothing luxurious as far as I'm concerned-very average. This is ...

The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue 06/08/2012

Foot SOS

The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue I suffer from really dry and cracked skin on my feet which I really hate so I'm always on the lookout for not just any but fairly intensive cream to combat this. I always find that body lotions and creams just don't do the job on my heels and I find it slightly awkward to put body butter on my feet as they take time to sink in and even if I did this overnight, I'd always have a bath or shower in the morning so I'd end up needing to apply cream again. I was shopping online at The Body Shop since a product I was after was out of stock in their stores. To make my money stretch further, I like to use the opportunity to get extra products and save on delivery costs (free over £40 at the time, now only over £25 or £2.99 for Standard or £4.99 for Express Delivery)!. I therefore decided to try this out, especially as they had a sale on that time and I also had my Love Your Body card. The usual RRP of this is is £9 for 100ml so I was really pleased to have got this for £6.03 saving on a third. The tub is just eye-catching enough, with a pale pink plastic tub, with a dark blue sticker label with a paler blue footprint and The Body Shop claims: "For feet in need of TLC. This overnight moisture-booster works on hard skin and dry heels. Softens hard skin Rehydrates dry heels Helps to combat odour" It contains smoothing community trade cocoa butter, peppermint oil and grape acids to smoothen and soften. I personally am a bit fussy when it comes to scents and I must say this has been a ...

Lush Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar 05/08/2012

I dare you to resist this!

Garnier Body Intensive 7Days Nourishing Lotion 01/06/2012

One for the...guys?

LUSH Godiva Shampoo 23/05/2012

Sexy scent, not-so-sexy hair!

LUSH Godiva Shampoo This is a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner bar from Lush, an environmentally-friendly company selling all sorts of nature-inspired products. With its beautiful bright yellow design and chunks of white cocoa butter, the name was inspired by the legend of a lady called Godiva who rode a horse naked through the streets, covered by nothing bar from her hair. Thus, the concept reflects the legend due to it being a naked product, that is, unpackaged (although they put it it in a recyclable paper bag for you take away in), which is great as it saves the environment. Lush says: Solid shampoo bar with added conditioner for a richer lather. Godiva uses our patented solid shampoo base with a sexy jasmine fragrance and a host of ingredients to give a more conditioning wash. Cocoa Butter, shea butter, camellia oil, jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil, extra virgin coconut oil and cupuaçu butter will feed the hair and moisturise the scalp. Great on dry or long hair that needs a creamier wash. The heady fragrance lasts on the hair all day and, if you are lucky enough to have long hair, you'll find it perfect for swishing about to create your very own cloud of allure.This shampoo bar shares the same sensual jasmine fragrance as our Flying Fox shower gel. We've taken the packaging and preservatives away from this shampoo, which is great for the environment and for you. We named this great naked product after a certain naked lady who rode through town on a horse. The small size of this 55 gram bar ...

The Body Shop Earth Lovers Watermelon & Eucalpytus Shower Gel 26/04/2012

Refreshing

Lush Angels on Bare Skin 26/04/2012

A blessing from above?

Frijj Honeycomb Chocolate Swirl Milkshake 25/04/2012

Honey, did you swirl in some choc too?

Frijj Honeycomb Chocolate Swirl Milkshake I find it very strange to be writing a review on a milkshake, since I'm not really a milk fan, uh, at all, just dislike the taste in general. For this reason, I usually steer clear of milkshakes, especially the ones in which I taste the classic milk taste. As I came to university, however, everyone seemed to be going crazy for these Frijj milkshakes, so I decided to try them and see what the big fuss is about for myself. The milkshake I'm reviewing is part of their "The Incredibles" range, which I find is clever marketing to make the bottle stand out for the kids. The whole design of the bottle is extremely funky and colourful and just has a very good feeling about it, in my opinion. It is the sort of thing that would catch my eye if I was having a bad day and wanted a little treat when browsing in the supermarket. The bottle itself has a very thoughtful narrowed middle, to allow a good grip on it. A black screw-on top completes the design. The bottle is recyclable except the cover-which has a perforation to make it easy to remove this layer of packaging. It is recommended that you shake it before use. I find this, Honeycomb Choc Swirl, such a treat for the taste buds. It is very thick and creamy in consistency, does not taste of milk one bit and the flavour is a mix of honey and chcocolate, although I'd say I taste the honey more. The taste is far from bland with subtle tones to it as you enjoy it. It is very sweet and creamy and satisfies my sweet tooth. The one thing I ...

Lush Full of Grace Serum Bar 22/04/2012

Full of...

Johnson & Johnson 1 Day Acuvue TruEye 22/04/2012

Every Day Afresh

contactforlenses.com 20/04/2012

Don't bother

contactforlenses.com Having have worn contact lenses for years, I decided to investigate about lower costs than the expensive high-street optitions options. I was about to head abroad for a year and needed to buy a big supply of contact lenses to arrive soon. Having gone through a comparisom website, I stumbled upon this website, which offered my lenses at the lowest cost of all. There were no shipping costs either. A great deal of advertised savings were to be seen on the site-such as 70% off, etc. The navigation through the site was very similar to any other online shopping site-choose product, quantity, details, address and pay. Nice and simple. They say: "Contactforlenses.com is a leading web and mail order supplier of high quality contact lenses. We are a contact lens replacement center, we can only sell you contact lenses online that you already have a valid prescription for, and are wearing successfully. Our aim is to supply contact lenses to our customers at the cheapest possible prices, combined with excellent customer service for the best possible shopping experience. We do this by passing on the discounts we get from our suppliers to our customers. Our prices are amongst the lowest you will find in the UK. This is because, unlike other web stores, we process our own packaging and shipping. This cuts out expensive overheads and what happens to the money we save? Take a guess – it goes straight back to the customer – you! This also ensures that your valued order is directly packed by ...

Lush Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar 18/04/2012

No Ultimate Shine Here

Lush Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar This is yet another Lush shampoo bar (yes, I made it a mission to try most of them out!)... Lush say: Strip away the dirt and let your true hair shine out. Gives a mild but thorough cleanse to take away grease, dirt and build up from hair products. With violet leaf absolute for its antibacterial and antimicrobal properties, ylang ylang and the ultra expensive elemi oil to give a soft floral bouquet to your hair. For a good wash with plenty of shine, you can’t beat this bar. It has been with us since the early days of Lush and is still a firm customer favourite. There are a few spots of glitter in this bar for decoration only. Fear not, they won’t stick in your hair, so this is safe for boyfriends and husbands everywhere, because we know they are often big fans of shampoo bars. Price & Availability It is available from Lush stores or online from their website. I've heard people have had best experiences with the UK website, as compared to other ones. It costs £5 for 55grams. What's the deal? This is literally like a bar soap for your hair, so you are supposed to use it like you would use a solid soap on your hands. Rub it on your hair, Lush recommends three times is enough to form a lather. Personally I always find this is not enough for my long, dry hair, but I think it could just do the trick on short hair. Design & Smell It is a white bar with sparkles in it. In my opinion, it looks basic yet sophisticated. I find the smell of this shampoo bar soothing, a bit like ...
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