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Maybelline Color Sensational Popstick Cherry Pop 22/10/2014

Not the pick of the Pops - Maybelline Popsticks

Original Source Raspberry and Cocoa Seasonal Edition Shower Gel 20/10/2014

Cocoa - Great for drinking but good in a shower?

Original Source Raspberry and Cocoa Seasonal Edition Shower Gel I often buy Original Source shower gels because they are vegan, not tested on animal and made in Britain. I also happen to think they work well and smell good. I have some favourites, but I like to try any seasonal or limited editions when I see them. That made me try the Raspberry and cocoa scent which is one of the seasonal fragrances, voted for by the brands Facebook fans. I paid £1.00 for 250ml but this was a price reduction. For example I noticed that the current full price is £2.10 in Wilkinson's and £2.30 in Boots. I nearly always buy my Original Source products on offer as being widely stocked by pharmacists and supermarkets, it isn't too hard to find a deal somewhere. It is also worth keeping an eye on the poundshops too, although sometimes they sell a smaller sized bottle which isn't that much cheaper per ml. The gel comes in a flat sided tapering bottle with a flip top lid at the bottom. There's no hanging hook, which according to my boyfriend is a major annoyance, but I am a more placid soul and just stand the thing on it's lid. What caught my eye in the shop isn't the bottle which is the same as the other Original Source ones, but the deep rich colour of the gel showing through the clear sides. It looks very intense, like a dark raspberry sauce which is appropriate given the ingredients. Out of the bottle, it looks a bit lighter but still attractive. The scent is the really distinctive thing and it is something that I can't make my mind up about. Firstly I ...

Nivea Milk Care Soap 18/10/2014

Milk soap

Method French Lavender Gel Hand Wash 16/10/2014

Lavender Lushness

Superdrug Natural Facial Sponges 14/10/2014

Wipes the day off

Superdrug Pebbles Konjac Sponge 11/10/2014

Konjac sponge - what is it good for?

Meridian Foods Natural Almond Butter 08/10/2014

Am I nutty to like almond butter?

Meridian Foods Natural Almond Butter I have been experimenting with buying and making lots of different nut butters over the last few months. I have enjoyed peanut butter for a while so I thought I may as well try butters made from different nuts as well. That bought me to try the Meridian Smooth almond butter. It cost me £2.29 in a local health food shop, while Tesco sell the same size jar for £2.39 at the time of writing.(170g) Once upon a time I only saw nut butters for a sale in a few places but that has changed now and most supermarkets I look in seem to offer at least one that isn't peanut. Meridian must be one of the widest stocked brands and they are certainly one of my favourite because they keep their recipes simple and natural. So their products are tasty - and not laden with added sugar. The almond butter consists of roast almonds that have then been ground until smooth with a little sea salt. That's it. There's no added oil or sugar. A product as pure as this can hardly help taste natural and almondy. What surprises me is that while almonds are not my favourite nuts, and I hate many things made from them such as marzipan, I find almond butter to be one of my absolute favourites. Roasting them intensifies the flavour I suppose, and the salt added probably does the same. It is perfect if you want a spread that's full of taste but not too sweet. Meridian suggest using it on crackers and crumpets and as an ingredient in "shakes, cakes and bakes." I haven't tried it on the first two but I do like it on ...

Weetabix On the Go Chocolate Drink 28/09/2014

Liquid Weetabix? Not for me.

Sainsbury's Salted Peanut & Caramel Ice Cream 25/09/2014

Love peanuts? You will want to try this!

Sainsbury's Salted Peanut & Caramel Ice Cream I love peanuts and peanut butter so I couldn't leave a salted peanut and caramel ice cream behind in the supermarket. The one in question comes from Sainsbury's and is an own brand product. It costs £2.50 for a 500ml tub, but I have noticed that in Sainsbury's Local branches, the price is hiked to £2.75! Thankfully, I bought my first tub on offer for £2 and in fact it is so often discounted that I have never had to pay full price since. Apart from the price difference between the two types of Sainsbury's shops, I actually do think the full price represent good value as this is completely delicious and cheaper than a tub from one of the bands when they aren't on offer. The ice cream is caramel flavoured, with what is described as a peanut butter sauce swirled in, and then caramelised peanut pieces and chocolate coated salted peanuts sprinkled throughout. It is what I would call a traditional dairy ice cream texture, rather than a soft Mr Whippy type. It scoops out well if you are careful as the tub opening doesn't give you a lot of room to work with. And it works perfectly in a cone, especially a chocolate dipped one if you are feeling very devilish. When you open the tub it smells of peanut, a little hint of chocolate and a rich sweetness. The ice cream is two tone with darker and lighter caramel coloured parts, and while there is rarely any of the nut pieces visible at first, there are plenty there when you work your way down. It looks great quality and what with the ...

Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation Classic Beige 22/09/2014

Good product, confusing name

McCoys Jackets Cheese and Bacon Crisps 21/09/2014

Jacket potato crisps are a little odd

The Body Shop Ultra Fine Bath Lilly 18/09/2014

An ultra fine lily

The Body Shop Ultra Fine Bath Lilly I have received so many shower puffs as part of gift sets that I never thought I would need to buy one for myself but I have finally got to the bottom of my stockpile. I decided to invest in one from The Body Shop as I liked the sound of their ultra fine version. It wasn't the cheapest at £2 but not exactly expensive either. The Body Shop actually call what I call a shower puff, a bath lily, but you may also know them as a shower scrunchie. They are those round ruffled things made of (plastic?) netting that you use to get more lather from your shower gel or body wash plus exfoliate at the same time. I chose the coral coloured one but there is a choice of several shades at The Body Shop. I have noticed that even when you receive a "bath lily" in a giftset with products that would not be cheap, you often get a lily that is fairly poor quality in feel, and sometimes scratchy. I know they are intended to exfoliate but the emphasis is supposed to be on gently. I want to feel like they are doing something but as I am going to use one twice a day, I don't think the lily needs to be that rough to do it's job. If it is scratchy, I think I am probably doing more harm than good long term. The Body Shop seem to have got the balance just right. Moving it on the skin feels productive but I can happily use it everyday without feeling I have sandpapered myself! My skin feels extra fresh and invigorated after using it whatever shower gel I pair it with but not uncomfortable. The netting ...

Peanut Hottie 16/09/2014

Peanut Hottie - A peanut hot drink

Superdrug B.Pure Micellar Water 12/09/2014

Super "Water"?

17 Colour Clash Nail Effects 05/09/2014

Confetti nails - 17 Colour Clash Nail Effects

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