Sampling is always a good way to reel in prospective customers because I tried this BB cream in a sample sachet and now I want it!
At first I thought the colour looked a little deep but it really went on nicely and blended in well over a layer of moisturiser and primer. It lasted evenly all day and when I removed my make up it came off easily. It didn't go dry or greasy throughout the day and I liked the fact that it stayed in place.
What they say about this product
You can perfect and protect your skin with Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF25, - it's a make-up base that behaves as well as skin care.
How does it work?
This velvety BB Cream provides an ultra-soft, satiny finish and light to medium coverage for all skin types.
What's in it
It contains an infusion of organic kiwi extract boosts the skin’s energy with its anti-oxidant and anti-fatigue benefits, while vitamin E, white tea extract and succory dock protect against free-radical damage and pollution. To shield skin from the damaging effects of UV rays, the BB Cream also contains 100% natural mineral sun filters.
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Katafray bark, a natural hydration stimulate, works to plump and moisturise the skin and minimise the appearance of fine lines
The Clarins 3D radiance pigment, which optically brightens the skin and minimises flaws. Coating in a unique plant amino acid, your colour stays true for longer. Your skin appears healthy, radiant and perfected, and feels just as soft as it looks.
You are advised to apply, by warming a small amount of cream in the hands, and then smooth the product from the centre of the face outwards with your fingers.
This doesn't work for me as it is a foundation tinted product I would not warm it in my hands, I apply to the back of my hand and use a sponge to apply. It would get messy any other way in my mind so I would not use it this way.
Price and availability
A 45ml tube is £26.40 on the escentual website. I have found a lovely set on the Selfridges website that has this product in it (15ml) and a mini mascara, lip treatment and blusher compact, I'm very tempted!
Dodgy instructions, I'd happily do that with a cream but not a tinted foundation cream/ I do like the finished effect though so will consider buying the set in the near future.
Website is easy to navigate with clear to use selections to produce compute adequate for task. Build time was within stated time as well as great comunication to problem solve harware issues. However still awaiting second delivery.
The Pantene Colour Protect & Smooth Shampoo is available for GBP 3.25.
The shampoo is described as follows. "Adds a protective layer to help seal in colour. Refreshes your hair's natural volume, softness & shine. Helps to protect your coloured or highlighted hair against styling damage. SHINE. COLOUR. PROTECT."
The ingredients are Aqua, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Laureth-4, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Polyquaternium-6, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Panthenol, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone.
The shampoo has a creamy consistency, so you can dose it well. I color my hair and see because dry over time and loses its shine. What strikes me in all Pantene shampoos and thus also in this, is the super pleasant fragrance. I can hardly describe this scent, but he is incredibly intense and extremely pleasant, somehow fresh and yet sweet. As mentioned before - you really do not need much of the shampoo - it immediately foams. The shampoo can also rinse well again after washing. After drying, I can see the difference from before. My hair shine even something and they can scour well. The shampoo leaves the hair beautifully smooth, although the smoothness is relatively quickly away again.
I can recommend the Pantene Colour Protect & Smooth Shampoo, as the shampoo leaves the hair feel soft and cares for the hair. The shampoo leaves a visible shine and has an incredible pleasant scent.
The Moroccanoil Treatment is available from GBP 13.45.
The treatment is described as follows. "ntroducing the Inspired by Women™ Special Edition Moroccanoil Treatment. Our journey started with an inspired woman, and women continue to inspire our brand every day. They inspire every product we develop, and they inspire our positioning as a brand that celebrates women: their achievements and their beauty. Quite simply, we are...Inspired by Women."
The oil is located in a glass bottle, which comprises a content of 25 ml. On the bottle there are still information about the manufacturer and the ingredients. According to the manufacturer, the oil will make the hair softer and provide more shine. First of all, the hair should be washed and dried normally. Then I take some of the oil in my palms and then spend it in the hair. And I note that I give it more at length because I'm always afraid that my hair is it greasy. I particularly like that the hair is not complaining of it and thus flat and greasy around the top. Another advantage is the good combing thanks to the oil. They have also received a nice shine and feel much softer. But what I like best, that no smaller hairs have stale. They were not so brittle. I even had the feeling that the hairs were less split ends. The oil is quite rich. Add to this the good care that accompanied the oil. My hair was much softer, glamorous and simply looked great. Therefore I can only recommend this oil.
This is a good clothes dryer for the price - I got mine for £149.99, reduced from £179.99, so I was very happy about that. Very happy indeed. It's about the size you'd expect of a dryer - standard size, I suppose, meaning it's not too big and not too large and it fits under my kitchen units the same way my standard sized dishwasher and washing machine do - snugly, just right.
It's pretty basic and doesn't have any fancy settings, but I don't really want any fancy settings anyway, so that's no skin off my nose. It's got 2 heat settings, low and high, which is honestly all you really need. It's got a dial to set the timer, and it dries clothes pretty fast - if I put a fullish load in it takes around an hour so. I don't know if that's quick or slow compared to other dries, but I know I've never been in such a rush to have my clothes dried that an hour seems a long time.
It's energy rating is 'C,' which I suppose is not as good as A or B, but honestly, when I first got this dryer I thought my electric bill would go through the roof, particularly with the way my wife uses it, but it hasn't - it's increased, but not much.
The only downside is it's a bit noisy, but if we shut the kitchen door we can hardly hear it all. If you turn the dryer on and then go into the kitchen for some peace and quiet, you'll be disappointed. But if you go into another room, it's fine.
I like it.
A couple of days before last Christmas as I was doing the last of my wrapping, I realised that we needed some C batteries for a Nerf gun we had got for Lauren (her dad really) and we didn't have any in the house so off I went to Tescos to pick some up.
The batteries are widely available in most supermarkets and shops and available in four different pack sizes, 2, 4, 6 and 8, with a price range of around £3 - £10 depending on what size you buy. I picked mine up from Tesco Express where they only had the smaller packs in and at the time, there was a promotion running of buy one get one free.
The batteries come attached to a piece of card and each battery is secured singularly into place which I like as when I remove one, the other stays in place. The packaging follows the black and gold colour theme used by Duracell and in the top corner is an image of the pink Duracell Bunny (which is remember as a young child and he is still going now). Each battery measures just a few inches tall and they are quite fat and chunky, these are glossy black in colour and topped with a gold rim around the top.
At either end of the battery is either a plus or minus sign to indicate which way the battery needs to go in (I am ashamed to say that it wasn't until a few years ago I realised this was the case). Unlike some of the other Duracell batteries, these don't have a power indicator running along the side but to be honest, I have never used these, particularly when it comes to Laurens toy as most of the battery compartments are secured into place with a screw, plus with this being a brand I can trust, if things stop working, I just assume the battery has ran out.
Lauren has an Elefun which takes the same batteries, I have tried cheaper ones in the past and unfortunately, they weren't even powerful enough to blow the butterflies up into the air. I have tried them with these and it works perfectly and for a long time too.
I would definitely recommend these batteries, they are long lasting, powerful and a decent price so they get 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
Ebay is a great website to use to sell your unwanted things, and to buy things that you might find tricky to get elsewhere. However, there are some important things to bear in mind which I have learned through my own bad experience.
Ebay is really simple and clear with a good user interface. It has a ratings system so buyers and sellers can review each other and this helps foster confidence.
When buying off ebay, it's important to read the product description carefully as sometimes things aren't what you would expect. It is also a good idea to read the seller's rating to make sure that others have had a good experience.
Be sure to check the postage options before you bid. Once you bid you are committing to buy and you don't want to be stung with unreasonable postages charges.
If buying a new item, I would recommend checking both ebay and Amazon before making a purchase so you know you're getting the best deal.
Selling on ebay is a bit complicated and I have had some bad experiences with people claiming not to have received my products. If a person claims to not have received goods, you have to refund them then claim money back from the post office. Ebay does not automatically refund the whole amount, so in order to avoid cross customers you have to refund through PayPal.
In order to make it easier I would recommend the following:
- Make sure you accurate describe your product
- Pack well - use bubble wrap. You'd be amazed at what can get broken in the post
- Only use tracked postage and keep the receipt. Otherwise it's your word against your buyers', and whilst most people are honest - some aren't and you could end up losing money.
Ebay links really seemlessly with PayPal too which makes the process easier. Overall, use with caution, but it is really worth using this site.
Amazon is the biggest department store in the world. It literally sells everything you could ever need. I think it started as a bookshop, but now sells everything!
The customer service is usually really good. If you order then the things are delivered really quickly usually, and with the new Prime membership you can get free next-day delivery on many items. Often delivery is free, or you can combine smaller items to qualify for free delivery. It is worth signing up for Prime free trial if you're after lots of things to be delivered quickly.
I have had to complain a couple of times with products I have bought off Amazon, and I have always found the customer service to be quick, efficient and helpful. My issues have always been rectified quickly and to my satisfaction.
It is often cheaper to buy from Amazon than elsewhere as they can buy in bulk.
They also have a marketplace section - this is where vendors from around the world sell on Amazon's platform - so you can buy from manufacturers in countries like China. You're not buying direct from Amazon, but the service is just as good and quick usually. You can also sell on Amazon Marketplace if you want to - I use it to sell old books.
The only downsides two Amazon are: 1. you can't touch or see goods before buying them. 2. You have to post stuff back if you wish to refund it.
Also, there is an increasing feeling that Amazon and other such multinationals are destroying the local high streets and smaller vendors. However, whilst this is undoubtedly true - unfortunately that's just the way it goes. And sometimes you just can't beat the convenience that ordering online brings.
Blackwell's online is a book seller offering a huge range of printed books, ebooks, CD's, DVD's, personal technology and gifts. The company are particularly useful for higher education students looking for set books for their college or university courses.
I was first introduced to Blackwell's as a student and told that they could provide any book I needed. This proved to be the case. The website allows you to search for particular titles and the search engine is extremely precise at finding the right title for you even when you lack information about it. The website also has an excellent customer service contact facility which I have found to be extremely efficient and helpful.
Blackwell's sell both new and secondhand books. They offer to buy old textbooks and then resell them to new students. They basically offer as much financial incentive to students as possible. They have a special section on the website which offers the best deals on key textbooks for popular or specialist courses of study.
When buying online there is an option to buy online or reserve the book in store. The latter may be an easier option for students since many Blackwell's bookshops appear on or near university campuses. If buying online you can pay by credit or debit card as well as the more convenient Paypal. Standard delivery costs £2.50 but some orders may qualify for free delivery.
I would recommend Blackwell's online to anyone looking for a specialist subject book or for students. It's a very professional and well organised company which I have had many great buys from.
The Argus (or the Evening Argus as it used to be known), has been published for over one hundred years. It serves the area of Brighton and Hove, and surrounding areas. It's available in print and online. It costs less than fifty pence.
It is pretty dreadful, to be honest. The quality of the journalism is very poor - mostly relying on a tiny number of core staff and student journalists from the affiliated Brighton Journalist works.
There is very little investigation which goes into any of the Argus' pieces - instead they seem to prefer to rely on regurgitating any national news story which has a link to the local area - however tenuous. There is always a hefty helping of conjecture - expect headlines such as "Police cars outside house" and "mystery surrounds shop closure"... Facts are pretty thin on the ground, as is grammar (not that I'm a particular expert). All pieces are accompanied with dreadful stock photos - usually of a ten year old ambulance or fire engine.
The online comments section is absolutely dreadful - occupied like many such places online by trolls and racists, who have a weird sub-community, and all seem to know (and hate each other).
Saying that, The Argus is useful for following local happenings - especially with regard to local developments, planning and roadworks. Just don't expect hard hitting journalism.
Also - it's free online, so unless you have a particular need for cat litter tray liner, don't both buying the paper copy. It's full of adverts anyway.
The Montagne Jeunesse Cucumber Peel Off Mask is available for GBP 1.00.
The mask is described as follows. "Find a fresher face when you peel away our purifying mask: the ideal gentle peel specially formulated for problem & t-zone skin. Removes impurities and dead cells whilst cleaning and reviving the skin."
I do not know why, but I use face masks rare and that's why I was more tense, as I like this product eventually. I say the same at the outset that I do not have so much experience in this field, but now still trying detail to express my opinion. The mask is sufficient for exactly one application and I find the right amount and even rather a bit too much. This contract was a no-brainer of course, there was nothing more to be dosed and the face mask, which is incidentally dark green, read and spread reasonably well in the face. Well, the bags had to first cut and then there was a little time consuming, until you had to get out all the content, but oh well. While distributing a fall immediately on the smell, which was not particularly to my liking. This is very clear to cucumbers and cucumber juice, but what I would really call some getting used to. After washing this scent did not stay but luckily on the skin. So, now to the feeling during the exposure time. According to the manufacturer you can relax at this time and indeed I have also made. And I've noticed how the mask always "fixed" was and that was a great feeling because I could therefore well imagine how dead and dead impurities were removed. But a right peeling effect I unfortunately could not really perceive. After the 15 minute period was peeling and I liked particularly well, because it went super smoothly, what I would not necessarily intended. Almost on a train I could pull the face mask and the feeling was very pleasant. Afterwards, my face felt but not cleaned or clean at, but quite "normal" and that has disappointed me because even after my usual evening routine is my skin fresh. The manufacturer shall keep the whole, his promises, but somehow I still expected more. All in one it comes from me "only" three stars because I have no comparison and I am uncertain about the ultimate effect of this facial mask. I have tolerated the product but good.
I often travel around the UK and when I'm shopping I always notice that there seems to be a Claire's Accessories in nearly every town! Claire's is a fun little shop which is mostly aimed at kids and teens. The shop sells a variety of items including hair accessories (bands, scrunchies, clips, embellishments etc), fashion accessories (bags, scarves, hats etc), jewelry and novelty make-up. You can also find some assorted items at times such as school equipment and gifts.
Claire's seem to specialize in earrings since their range is enormous. I personally used to love their collection because they sell very cheap collections of earrings on little plastic cards. The earrings tend to be made of non precious metals and stones but they are so cheap that they are replaceable by the time they start to dis-colour or look worn. Claire's actually provide their own ear piercing service which appears to be very popular. Given the huge range of studs this is a real treat for any youngster who loves dressing up.
I personally shop at Claire's for the hair accessories. I have long hair and I like to use hair bands as a fashion statement and to keep my hair out of my eyes. I also use scrunchies, decorative clips and elastic hair bands. The range is huge in Claire's. It's always my first choice when looking for a new hair accessory. I would love to say the quality is always 100% but the sizes of things like cloth hair bands is not consistent. In terms of design you can find some really beautiful items though and items that look much more expensive than they actually cost. Claire's is probably one of the cheapest outlets selling this sort of product.
Claire's often sell themed items which makes this a brilliant place to find stocking filler gifts for young people, girls in particular. They might stock, as a for instance, One Direction pencil cases or Coca Cola lip balms. If you go in looking for a gift or particular item the staff are always quick to approach you and ask if you need any help. They also often offer you a little string shopping basket as the small items can be tricky to carry around the store.
I would initially recommend Claire's to anyone with a young daughter but I'd also say there is the odd thing in store for adults too. I will certainly be shopping there again in the future.
The Original Source Vanilla & Raspberry Shower is available for GBP 2.30.
The shower gel is described as follows. "We've waited 82 British sunrises for these raspberries to ripen before we squeezed them with vanilla into this recyclable bottle. This moisturising shower will leave your skin soft and smelling sweet."
The ingredients are Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Polyquaternium-7, Parfum, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, C11-15 Pareth-40, C11-15 Pareth-7, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl p-Cresol, CI 14700, CI 42090.
The shower gel of this variety is a delicate pink, a little liquid, but creamy and nicely soft. Es smells eerily course of raspberry and delicate vanilla. As this shower gel is a little more fluid than normal, you should be careful when dosing that not too much is coming out. On the skin, it is well distributed, foams minimal, which I think is good and cleans the skin incredibly mild. The natural scent is spreading, clearly smell the raspberry and a little discreet vanilla. This harmonizes incredibly well together so wonderfully fruity and refreshing for showering. The skin is so soft and pretty geschmeidigt. Allergic reactions are not triggered, no redness and lotion I do not need me after a shower also. The scent easily adheres to the skin, which I think is celestial, because this is absolutely natural. The shower gel is not necessarily productive, to me, the consistency is a bit too runny.
I know that is only October but I make a lot of my Christmas food from scratch and make food gifts for that season too. Many of those things need to be made weeks, even months in advance so it is not too early to be thinking about Christmas. I have had this Good Food 101 Christmas Dishes for a couple of years. It was then 4.99. The book is only small. Handy if you don't have much space but if you have a ton of books like me it makes it harder to find.
Each recipe has a colour photo of the finished food with it. Most recipes contain only two or three stages in the method which is nice though each step can include several different things to do. I found all recipes easy to understand. They are both sweet and savoury and include mains, sides, starters, desserts, cake, drinks etc. The book is not divided into any sections obviously. There is just a tiny section name on the very bottom of the page for each recipe. Blink and you will miss it. I think that that is not very helpful
There are lots of traditional recipes like fruit cake, mince pies,cranberry sauce and stuffings. They Aldo have recipes which you may not think to look for like a suggestion for frothy cannelloni bean soup for a starter and pepper and honey roast root vegetables. I did wasn't sure about some of the twists on traditional that they had like using curry powder in stuffing for a turkey bug I am sure that others would welcome these twists. I made the Christmas cake from this book and maple glazed carrots (which I have continued making throughout the year because it does not have to be Christmassy), tian of root veg, mincemeat, chocolate brittle and crumble top mince pies. All recipes worked well. There are others I have my eye on for this year.I definitely recommend this book to any novice or experienced cooks.
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