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Member Advice on Alcohol Addiction 24/03/2006

Living with hell

Hills Canine 09/01/2005

Jacks new diet

Hills Canine Well hello there, thought I would pop back and have a go at this months competition as it is something that I have been involved in a lot recently. Hopefully a lot of you have read my review on my little dog called jack(if not why not?!?!) Well unfortunately before Christmas he started acting a little odd, he would have little wee accidents on the carpet (see below for a great tip on getting rid of the stain.) He would also have odd boughts of writhing on the floor, mainly after he had eaten his food. He also appeared to have lost some weight. I booked him into the vets and she had a look and a feel and did some blood tests, she wasn’t worried but thought it was wise to check it out. The bloods came back inconclusive and she suggested an x-ray to have a proper look. The x-ray showed a little lump in his tummy and the digestive system seemed to be a little clogged. She also found bladder stones which meant we would have to open him up anyway. Can I just say that taking him for his operation was one of the worst days of my life and I appreciate that there are bigger problems in the world but on that day I was heartbroken. Luckily he came through it ok and they had done a biopsy on the lump which turned out to be gastroenitis. The bladder stones were also removed and he looked like he was going to be ok. The downside to this was that I would have to change his diet. His was given hills canine id by the vet immediately after the op as this would help settle his stomach, she ...

Hitachi KC 82 24/08/2004

Wake me up before you go go

Field Sales Representative 14/08/2004

A week in the life!

Field Sales Representative I have been a field sales rep for about 5 years now and thought I would enlighten you about my job and what I do in an average day. People think working out on the road is easy and a bit of a skive sometimes and granted often it can be, if you need to nip tescos and pick up tea for that evening you can! But on the flipside you can have early starts, late finishes and hardly ever stop for a lunch hour! How I got into it --------------- ------- My father worked for a big newspaper group for a long time and after leaving school I kind of floated a bit, I didn’t actually know what I wanted to do. My dad suggested working for one of the newspapers in the group, which was my most local one and they were looking for telesales reps, so he pulled a few strings and got me an interview. My charm and personality (not!) shone through and I got the job, starting on £9500 per year. I worked my way round different categories within the advertising department this included, business to business and retail. It was really hard, and I think telesales can be one of the most confidence knocking jobs around, especially when you have to cold call all day. I enjoyed it though and it boosted my telephone technique and also my confidence once I had overcome the constant rejection from customers. The next stage up from telesales was field sales which meant making your own appointments, cold calling face to face, visiting regular clients and running round on errands for the telesales team but also ...

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo 11/08/2004

Minty freshness

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Concealing Stick 11/08/2004

Clinique don't cut it this time

Everything that starts with E ... 11/08/2004

Emilyo's challenge

Avon Planet Spa African Shea Butter Lip Balm 10/08/2004

lushious lips

Avon Planet Spa African Shea Butter Lip Balm I think Avon’s planet spa range is one of my favourites out of the catalogue and this lip balm is amongst the lovely goodies that I got delivered yesterday. The lip balm is in the African shea section of the planet spa range and within it contains, body scrub, body balm, hand and cuticle cream, foot and elbow cream, and a facial mask. The African shea range is designed to protect and indulge and all the products I have tried so far have a hint of cocoa and chocolate to their aroma. (probably why this is my fave!!LOL!) The lip balm is designed to protect the lips and to moisturise at the same time upon applying I found it quite thick and after a couple of seconds my lips kinda tingled, indicating to me I was either allergic or it was working its magic. Seeing as I didn’t explode or come out in a rash I would presume that this is what it is supposed to do. Appearance --------------- ---- The product comes in a little 10ml thick plastic tub with a cream plastic lid. The tub is very sturdy and I wasn’t worried about it being thrown around in my handbag and getting smashed. The tub inside isn’t very wide and I found removing the lip balm quite difficult especially as I have quite long nails. I found that I would get a lump stuck under my nails which I would then have to clean off thus creating a wastage. What I found easier to do was to scrape it out with the front of my little nail and then use another finger to apply. What a hassle I know! I have a lot of customers who ...

Dell Dimension 4600 (DELLUK-43455) 10/08/2004

Dell did well

Avon Glazewear Clear Lip Colour 08/08/2004

Lets get lippy

Avon South Pacific Sea Algae Body Wash 05/08/2004

Washing in seaweed???

Flash Mark and Stain Eraser 05/08/2004

The only cleaning product you will ever need

Flash Mark and Stain Eraser This is amazing, I repeat this is amazing! Thanks to emilyo I am now the proud owner of a flash mark and stain eraser and thank the lord! Like most of you I had watched the T.V ads for this and thought yeah whatever it won’t work like that, they never do, but lovely Emily showed us that we can be wrong. The product --------------- This lil baby can only be described as a sponge you get two rectangle shaped ones in a box for the bargain price of £1.99 (from wilkos). They are so light you don’t even realise you are carrying them in your shopping basket. They can be found near the cleaning products section in most supermarkets or household stores. Interestingly it doesn’t state anywhere on the box what ingredients it contains, however it does state that you shouldn’t use with chlorine bleach and that if you uses it for dishes you must rinse thoroughly. To use the eraser you wet it under the tap and then squeeze out the water and your ready to rock and roll. You only need to gently rub your chosen area as it really does lift marks so easily. You will find that the eraser becomes discoloured and dirty after a while and that the sponge may appear to wear away, Flash say that if this occurs just cut off the bits that you don’t want and carry on using it. Its reusable you see. The first time I used it which was last night I had to chuck it away after I had finished but lets bear in mind I cleaned for an hour on every surface imaginable I was almost creating marks just ...

Avon Advance Techniques Salon Therapy Active Replenishing Mask 04/08/2004

Mend me please

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Night Treatment Gel 02/08/2004

Kill those spots!

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Night Treatment Gel My trip to clinique a couple of months ago was fruitful to say the least as well as expensive, but anyway I wanted something to back up my anti blemish solutions cleansing foam as my hormones were kicking out some nasty spots. I saw this product and though it would be good to use as I can put it on at night time and save lots of hassle. The product --------------- -- The product comes in a turquoise tube and is available in one size only which is 50ml. Clinique claim that it will help clear and prevent spots and blemishes. They also claim that it can fade any visible signs of previous blemishes by using exfoliation and a skin calming ingredients. I’m not sure about the exfoliation bit as you don’t really rub it on or off. Oh beg your pardon I have just read the bottle again and how it works is that it contains a product called salicylic acid which acts as an exfoliator, and it also contains anti bacterial properties. I’m going to nip over to and find out what this acid is, bear with me…………………. Okay here goes, its quite scary actually! “a colourless, crystalline organic carboxylic acid that melts at 159°C; it is soluble in ethanol and ether but is only slightly soluble in water. Salicylic acid and its derivatives are toxic when consumed in large amounts. Sodium salicylate is used to a small extent as a food preservative and as an antiseptic in mouthwashes and toothpastes. “ I’m not quite sure what it means exactly but sounds quite harsh but then I suppose it ...

Aveda Skin Firming/Toning Agent 01/08/2004

Sarah P goes freebie hunting again!

Aveda Skin Firming/Toning Agent Yay this isn’t an Avon review, impressed… should be! Well let me start by telling you how I got hold of this fantastic product. My local Aveda salon were holding a charity event in aid of cancer and aveda had kindly donated goodie bags if you paid £2 to go in a raffle and towards charity. I had helped out most of the day and the salon owner jenni stuck a couple of extras in my goodie bag and this was one of them and it costs a whopping £12!!! So as you can imagine I was well chuffed! Who are Aveda? --------------- -------- Aveda was founded in 1978 (my birth year!) my an active environmentalist called Horst M. Rechelbacher. Horst M. Rechelbacher was also a business leader, author and artist. He was born in Austria and was the son of a herbalist and naturist he began training in the beauty and salon industry at just 14 years old and since the 60’s he has specialised in analysing the chemical constitution of plants whilst creating practical uses for flowers plant-based flavour-aroma-therapy™, functional foods and nutraceuticals for the benefit of personal health and well-being. Aveda have maintained this and aim to use natural plant and food based ingredients in their products. Aveda have a mission and that is “ our mission at aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At aveda we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty but ...
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