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River Island (Shop) 15/01/2015

My favourite clothing store

River Island (Shop) River Island is one of my favourite clothing stores and has been for some time. I am lucky to live in Nottingham where there is quite a large brand new store which stocks, ladies, men’s and children’s clothing. The store in Nottingham has two floors with women’s located downstairs and men’s and children’s upstairs. The store is very light and bright with the clothing displayed on walls and gondolas generally in themed areas for example casual, going out, shoes, accessories etc. My last visit to the store was during the recent January sales so it was quite busy but there was still plenty of space to freely move around the store and plenty of staff dotted around the store for assistance if required. I do love the River Island clothing ranges as I find them to be trendy, stylish, good quality and very reasonably priced. I was able to pick up a dress and two tops in the sale for just £27 which I thought was a complete bargain. I did browse the shoes and accessories which there was a brilliant selection of but did not make any purchases of them at this time. I did use the fitting rooms during my visit and found them to be very spacious, clean and had hooks to hang clothing onto and a full length mirror. Staff were on hand in the fitting rooms to help with any questions or if another sized garment was required. There were queues at the checkouts which I expected giving the time of year but these went down quickly with all the available tills being operated. Once I reached the ...

The Body Shop Strawberry Soap 07/01/2015

Fruity soap!

The Body Shop Strawberry Soap I love receiving toiletries for Christmas as I usually get more luxurious ones than I would purchase for myself. This year was no exception with one friend buying me a range of body shop toiletries including a bar of there strawberry soap. This soap is available to purchase in body shop stores or on the website and is currently priced at £2.00 for a 100g bar. The soap comes packaged in a plastic wrapper with a window at the front allowing you to see the red coloured slightly transparent soap inside. The directions for use on the wrapper are pretty straight forward of ‘lather up in the bath or shower. Rinse thoroughly.’ When you remove the soap from the wrapper you can instantly smell the sweet strawberry fragrance. I have been using this soap in the shower on my body puff for a few days now and have been quite impressed with it. You only need to rub the soap over a body puff a couple of times to get a good lather. The fragrance intensifies with use which I love as I like fruit fragranced toiletries but I imagine it would be a little overpowering for some people. The soap leaves my skin feeling cleansed and smooth, it is not overly moisturising but I always use a body lotion after showering anyway. I can still slightly smell the strawberry fragrance on my skin after use but it is very subtle. Overall I have been very impressed with this soap and it does make a nice change from my usual shower gel. Although it is a little on the pricey side for a ...

Apple iPad 4 32GB WiFi 06/01/2015

Perfect Pad!

Mars Whiskas Cat Milk 02/01/2015

Tinks Milk!

Whiskas Dentabits 02/01/2015

Tooth Kind Treats!

Catsan Clumping Litter 02/01/2015

Posh Litter!

Catsan Clumping Litter I recently ran out of cat litter and being short of time I had to pop to my local shop where the only option was the catsan clumping cat litter. This cat litter is much more expensive than the litter that I would normally use. I purchased a 10 litre bag from my local Tesco Express which was priced at £5.48. My cat has a standard sized litter tray and is an indoor cat so having a clean toilet is important to her but also to me as I do not want it to be smelly with it being in my home. The litter resembles small grey pebbles and is made from quartz sand and lime which is absorbent and is designed to prevent odour. To use the litter you simply need to pour some into the litter tray to a depth of around 5cm. My cat seemed very happy with this litter even though it is a different style to her usual wood based litter and I have had no problems with her using it. I remove any solid waste as soon as possible from my cats litter tray for hygiene reasons and change the litter completely twice per week. This litter is very absorbent and clumps to allow liquid waste to also be removed easily. I have found that this litter does mask odours very well indeed and for that reason this bag lasted me longer than my usual litter would which makes the price a little more justified. Overall I have been more impressed with this litter than I expected to be. I am not sure if I would purchase it all of the time as although my cat likes it, it is very absorbent and masks odours well the price is ...

DKNY DKNY 29/11/2014

Beautiful Scent!

DKNY DKNY One perfume that I have been purchasing for years is DKNY woman. It is a scent I love and you can always find a bottle sat on my dressing table. DKNY woman can be purchased from most department stores and perfume shops. It is not the cheapest perfume and is currently priced at £29.99 for a 30ml bottle in Boots. But it is always worth looking out for special offers with my last bottle costing just £19.99 for 50ml. The design of the bottle is quite sleek and simple, it is a clear glass diamond shaped bottle with ‘DKNY’ printed onto the side and a glass lid which is easily removed to access the pump action dispenser. I totally adore the fragrance of this perfume which is made up of the following components: Top Notes – blood oranges, mandarin, chilled vodka, ripe tomato leaf. Heart Notes – yellow waterlillies, green coral orchids and daffodils. Base Notes - white birch and tulip tree bark. It is a very fresh and fruity fragrance but is also quite strong so it may not suit everyone’s tastes. I just love the way this perfume smells on my skin it is so refreshing and when wearing it I will get lovely wafts of it thought the day and always get complimented on the fragrance. I also find that this is one of the few perfumes that actually lasts on my skin without me having to constantly reapply it throughout the day/night. Overall this is a lovely perfume which I will continue to purchase and highly recommend as it is such a beautiful scent. I love the way it is so fresh and fruity ...

Garnier B.B. Cream Miracle Skin Perfector 29/11/2014

Brilliant BB Cream

Garnier B.B. Cream Miracle Skin Perfector I don’t wear much makeup unless I am going on a night out as I do not really like the feel of it on my skin. So when I heard about BB (blemish balm) cream which is a cross between a moisturiser and a foundation I though it was worth a try. I purchased the Garnier BB cream as part of a gift set with a body oil in the Tesco sale which was priced at just £5.00. To purchase this BB cream on its own in Boots it is currently priced at £9.99 for a 50ml tube. It is available in 3 different shades light, medium or dark with the light one being included in my gift set as I do have rather pale skin. The BB cream comes packaged in a plastic tube with flip top cap. This BB cream is designed to be used on its own or to act as a primer. It claims to give sheer coverage and blur imperfections and lines for a softer, more even skin tone. This cream also contains SPF15 to help protect your skin against the suns rays. As soon as I purchased this cream I was eager to try it as there had been quite a lot of ‘hype’ surrounding BB creams. And I will say that I have been impressed, I have tried tinted moisturisers before but never really liked them but this was much better. I always apply a tiny bit of my usual moisturiser before I apply this BB cream as I do get a few dry patches so need a little extra moisturiser in some areas. The BB cream is very silky to the touch and a small blob the size of a 5p is enough to cover my whole face. It glides on easily and blends with very little effort. It ...

Marc Jacobs Lola Body Lotion 28/11/2014

Lola showgirl lotion

Marc Jacobs Lola Shower Gel 28/11/2014

Lola showgirl shower gel

Marc Jacobs Lola Eau de Parfum 28/11/2014

Lola you make me feel like a showgirl!

Seabrook Crinkle Cut Crisps 25/11/2014

Crunchy crisps!

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Varnish 23/11/2014

60 seconds + 60 seconds + 60 seconds.......

Soap & Glory Soap and Glory The Righteous Body Butter 23/11/2014

Righteous Moisturisation!

Soap & Glory Soap and Glory The Righteous Body Butter I don’t think there has been a Christmas recently where I have not received some sort of soap and glory gift set which is fantastic as I love there products. One item that was included in my last gift set was a small tub of the righteous butter which is a moisturising body butter. Soap and Glory products can be purchased from Boots either as individual items or as part of gift sets. My righteous butter did come as part of a set but can also be purchased separately and is currently priced at £10.50 for a 300ml tub. It is always worth looking for special offers as Boots frequently have a 3 for 2 promotions on the individual items. The body butter comes packaged in a cute pink tub with a screw on lid. The labels on the tub provide you with all the necessary information about the body butter including ingredients listings and directions for use. To use the body butter you simply apply it to damp skin after showering or bathing. The body butter is white in colour and quite a thick consistency. It also has a wonderful fragrance which is a combination of fruity and flora and well known throughout the soap and glory angel. I will say that I love this body butter, it is far better than many others I have used as it is not as greasy or difficult to apply. It smoothes onto my skin with ease and sinks in quickly leaving my skin feeling extremely soft all day and not in any way greasy meaning I can get dressed quickly after applying. The fragrance also lingers for a long time but is ...
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