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      04.07.2015 03:30

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      • "Delicious chocolatey scent"
      • "Very reasonably priced"
      • "Gives a very healthy looking glow"

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      The best bronzer there is!

      I adore this Bourjois chocolate bronzer and have been using it now for over three years. In this time, I have experimented with other bronzers (some of which I have quite enjoyed using and others which have made me look like I've been tangoed and/or been in some sort of mud fight), but I ALWAYS come back to my trusty Bourjois bronzer.

      The bronzer comes in two shades, 51 (lighter) and 52 (slightly darker). Being quite pale skinned, I use the lighter shade and this seems to suit my skin tone perfectly. The product is also described as containing 'flecks of gold' but it really is incredibly subtle. We're not talking actual detectable shimmer/the glitterball effect here - just an super healthy looking glow.

      The cute packaging of this product may just seem like a novelty, but it's actually also incredibly practical. It is like a little book and the opening is held down by magnets so it's really secure and isn't going to smash up into little pieces in your bag.

      A big added bonus of this bronzer is the delicious chocolatey scent. It's a really gorgeous, warm and feminine scent and one I think most (if not all) people would enjoy.

      The bronzer is priced at around £8 which I think is excellent value for money. You can purchase the bronzer from both Boots and Superdrug so it's very readily available.

      If you're thinking of purchasing this bronzer, I would definitely recommend to do so. I have tried a fair few bronzers (some more expensive, some less so) but nothing has compared to this little Bourjois beauty.

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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 0 Ratings
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      04.07.2015 00:06

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      fabulous product. recommend it to all

      i chose the speck of my laptop of choice and after struggling with my previous machine . i do lotts of editing photographicaly and on arrival of this laptop which came on time and packaged so well i am super pleased with the product and would definately tell my friend,s of this product.

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      03.07.2015 23:08
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      The Secret Keeper

      This is another book in the pile that my friend lent me which I am starting to get through slowly!

      About The Book

      It is 2011 and actress Laurel Nicholson is finding thoughts and memories from her teenage years are overwhelming. With her mother seriously ill, time is running out and she needs answers to the mystery of what she remembered one afternoon when she was 16 when she witnessed her mother stabbing someone. It was reported and widely believed that it was self-defence but Laurel is haunted by what she witnessed that afternoon and no matter how hard she tries, she can't outrun her memories. As Lauren tries to delve further, she may find out that the past might not be what she thought and that by the end of her journey she finds out things that will rock her family to their foundations.
      My Thoughts

      I had kind of put off reading this as while it sounded good, I was worried about all of the sections that were set in the past. However, I felt as though these flashbacks were sensitively done and throughout the book, I looked forward to these as it unravelled more of the lead character's back stories.

      At 588 pages, this isn't for a casual reader, although it really doesn't feel that long as it doesn't drag on anywhere and each page is packed with information. This is one of the best books that I have ever read (and that isn't something I say lightly). There were so many twists and turns through the book that meant it really held my attention and I couldn't wait to read on so I could understand more of the story. When the full story is revealed, it completely threw me, although thinking back now, there were some hints through the book that gave clues towards what would happen but I didn't quite put them all together. I really loved this book and would recommend this to anyone who is wanting an intriguing read that keeps you guessing all the way through.

      At only £3.59 for the Kindle version, I feel this book is worth it. Even at the full paperback price, it's worthwhile as I feel that this is well worth it as it was such a fantastic read.

      Although a lot of books that I read and review are mainly aimed at the female populations, I feel that this is a book that isn't limited to just female readers and a lot of males would also enjoy reading this book. This is the sort of book that I would recommend to any serious reader as I felt it was very well written with an interesting story woven throughout.

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      03.07.2015 22:08
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      • "Removes all traces of make up "
      • "Soft and gentle"

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      Simple cleansing lotion

      I am a fan of Simple products and have used quite a few of their range over the years. This lotion is suitable for sensitive and unbalanced skin and it can help to calm and soften your skin. It comes in a 150ml bottle which is white with clear screw top. It tells you on the bottle that it is suitable for sensitive skin and it only contains natural ingredients.

      I have been using this cleansing lotion every day now for about six weeks and it really is helping to reduce the dry patches which I had on my skin. The lotion itself is quite a thick white creamy texture and it has no smell at all which I think is lovely. I use it on my face and neck and it is creamy enough to glide easily over my face and leaves it feeling very soft and moisturised. If I do forget to apply moisturiser my skin does not feel dry and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth afterwards.

      To use I will squeeze a blob around the size of a ten pence piece which is plenty as it really does seem to go a long way. I will gently rub it around my face and neck with my fingers and then use a cotton wool pad to remove the lotion. As I am using it I can feel a lovely coolness instantly and my face always feels very fresh and clean afterwards.

      The price of this cleanser is around £4 but you can get it for less than this on Amazon and Ebay and I have seen it for as little as £2 which is a great buy if you can get it at this price. It removes every trace of my make up including waterproof mascara and it leaves my skin feeling clean and very fresh, and I am happy knowing that I am not putting any unnatural ingredients onto my skin.

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      03.07.2015 22:00
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      Clean and soft cleansing wipes

      I have been buying Garner products for as long as I can remember and have tried pretty much most of their wipes over the years. I am not really loyal to one product but will buy the ones which are on the best offer at the time. I bought this pack of 20 Garnier Clean and Soft completecleansing wipes for sensitive skin for just £1.50 from Asda Cwhich is over half the recommended retail price. The ingredients include Aloe Vera and cucumber extract which help to sooth and cool your skin.

      The pack is oblong in shape and displays the ingredients and directions for use. It has the usual resealable closure tab which you need to make sure is closed firmly after use to keep the moisture in the remaining wipes. These particular wipes are very moist to the touch and even when I get down to the last few they are always still as moist as the first one with no signs of drying out. The wipes are white and are soft to the touch and have a clean fresh fragrance which is quite subtle which I like as I don't like strong smells on my skin. As these are gentle wipes they are suitable for the most sensitive skin. I find that one wipe is sufficient to cleanse my face and neck even if I am wearing a lot of make up including waterproof mascara.

      These wipes do a very good job of cleaning my face and I can feel a lovely coolness as soon as they touch my skin which feels refreshed afterwards and very clean. With these wipes you can feel a slight tingly feeling but I think this adds to the clean feeling but some people may not like this. The wipes seem to be quite strong and I would say it would be very hard to rip or tear them and although personally I don’t seem to have to rub very hard to remove any type of make up I would think that you could use quite a bit of pressure and they would still stay in one piece.

      These wipes are gentle and have never caused me any irritation on my face or around the eye area. They are fragrance free, and alcohol-free and have been dermatologically tested, so should be suitable for a lot of people. I love the clean fresh feeling I get after using these and will definitely buy them again.

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    • Bourjois Lip Gloss / Make Up / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      03.07.2015 21:55
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      Bourjois lip gloss

      I had this Bourjois lip gloss as part of a birthday gift from a friend. I have had a few of these before and have found them to be a really nice gloss which lasts a long time and is a good quality product. The colour of this lip gloss is a pale pink colour which looks quite subtle when you are wearing it and it also looks quite pearly and shiny. The tube is 13ml and it is clear so you can see the exact colour and also how much is left. There is an gold screw top which is as wide as the tube so it is plenty big enough to open and close and the top of the lid is flat so you can stand it up on the lid.

      There is a wand which you use to apply the gloss which has the usual sponge applicator. To use I will turn the wand in the tube and then apply it to my lips. I don’t like to wear too much make up I often only have to apply it to my bottom lip and then rub my lips together gently so that it spreads to my top lip, but if I am going out I will apply it on both lips and take a bit more time. It does smell quite sweet and it tastes pleasant if you lick your lips.

      I would describe the consistency as quite thick but it does spread out evenly and I find that it dries very quickly. I would say that it lasts on my lips for at least a couple of hours but obviously if I am eating or drinking it would need re-applying sooner. Although it looks quite pearly in the tube it does dry quite matte which I like as it looks more natural than the really shiny glosses.

      This is a lovely quality lip glos which goes on easily and stays on my lips, so I do recommend it and would buy it again.

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      03.07.2015 21:21
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      Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

      The Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is available for GBP 3.69.

      The lip balm comes in a yellow cylinder-shaped plastic packaging with a yellow lid. On the packaging are the product name and the product information. The packaging contains 4,25 g.

      The lip balm is described as follows. "Give your lips the nourishing feeling they deserve. This natural lip balm is loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips. Beeswax seals in hydration. We've even added peppermint oil for a refreshing tingle. Take your pick of an old-fashioned yellow tin or a recycled plastic tube. No wonder it is our most popular product!"

      The ingredients are cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza) and limonene.

      The lip balm has a creamy, firm consistence and can be applied well. The lip balm does not leave any colour on the lips. The lips feel soft and smooth after use, the lip balm leaves a pleasant feeling on the lips. The lip balm moisturizes and cares for the dry and chapped lips. The lip balm has to be applied again after a few hours, as the caring effect tends to lessen.

      The lip balm has a pleasant scent. The scent cannot be noticed after use.

      I can recommend the Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, as the lip balm cares for the lips and leaves a pleasant feeling. The lips feel soft and smooth after use.

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      03.07.2015 21:16
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      Garnier Skin Naturals Essentials Fresh Clarifying Wash Shine Be Gone

      The Garnier Skin Naturals Essentials Fresh Clarifying Wash Shine Be Gone is available for GBP 3.60.

      The clarifying wash comes in a green tube with a white lid. On the tube are the product name and the product information. The tube contains 150 ml.

      The clarifying wash is described as follows. "A deep-cleansing and purifying solution for combination to oily skin prone to visible pores and shine. Enriched with Moringa extract. The Moringa flower's seeds are known for their exceptional purifying properties. Enriched with Moringa extract, known for its anti-oxidant and purifying properties, Shine Be Gone Fresh Clarifying Wash effectively removes sebum, impurities and pollution leaving your skin feeling perfectly cleaned and purified. Enriched with Green Tea, known for its anti-oxidant properties, Shine Be Gone Fresh Clarifying Wash tightens pores and leaves skin looking clearer and refreshed."

      The clarifying wash has a creamy consistence and can be applied well. The clarifying wash can be rinsed off without remains. The clarifying wash allows a soft and well cleansing. The clarifying wash leaves a fresh feeling on the skin and removes impurities gently. The clarifying wash removes eye make-up completely and cleans the eye area. The cleansing lotion cares for and moisturizes the skin.

      The clarifying wash has a fresh scent that reminds of green tea. The scent cannot be noticed after use.

      I can recommend the Garnier Skin Naturals Essentials Fresh Clarifying Wash Shine Be Gone, as the clarifying wash leaves a fresh feeling on the skin and allows a soft cleansing.

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    • Secretariat (DVD) / DVD / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      03.07.2015 21:03
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      A Yay or Nay?

      Star – Diane Lane & John Malkovich
      Genre – Disney
      Run Time – 123 minutes
      Certificate – PG
      Country – USA
      Awards – 2 Wins & 6 Nominations
      Amazon – £3.70 DVD (£7.27Blue Ray)
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      "It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword."In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds."


      If you don’t really know horseracing you won’t know Secretariat, the greatest racehorse that ever lived, or so say the Americans. It’s hard to judge their triple crown against ours, or, indeed, Ireland or anywhere else. Until this year no horse had won the fable American Triple Crown for 37 years. But American Pharaoh did exactly that by winning all three in 2015, The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness in Maryland and the Belmont Stakes in New York. American Pharaoh didn’t win all three in just four weeks to Secretariat six weeks.

      Not only did Secretariat set the all-time record for the fastest time at the Kentucky Derby (1:59 2/5), each of his quarter-mile splits were faster than the preceding one, which means he was still accelerating at the end of the race. In the Belmont Stakes, both Secretariat's winning margin (31 lengths) and his winning time (2:24) still stand after 37 years. Secretariat's time in the Kentucky Derby is still the record for that race (1:59 2/5). Preakness officially changed the time for Secretariat's run to 1:53. Secretariat now owns the fastest times for all 3 Triple Crown races.

      So with such a wonder horse from American history there has to be a Disney movie about it at some point. We had the film Phar Lap from Australia and Sea Biscuit from America on similar equine triumphs and so inevitable we have Secretariat. Problem is something is always lost in translation in sports movies, especially animal ones, and the case for all three here. I think deep down the audience understands the racing business, ultimately, doesn’t really care about a horse once it stops racing and so lose our sympathies, too, Kauto Star the latest to realize that if you are injured and ain’t going to make the stable any money because the operation costs so much, even as a show jumper, it’s the knackers yard for you. I wonder how many greats have ended up as Sainsbury’s sausages over the years?


      ===Cast===

      • Diane Lane as Penny Chenery
      • John Malkovich as Lucien Laurin
      • Otto Thorwarth as Ron Turcotte
      • Margo Martindale as Elizabeth Hamm
      • Amanda Michalka as Kate Tweedy
      • Graham McTavish as Earl Jansen
      • Kevin Connolly as Bill Nack
      • Carissa Capobianco as Sarah Tweedy
      • Drew Roy as Seth Hancock
      • Scott Glenn as Christopher Chenery
      • James Cromwell as Ogden Phipps
      • Nelsan Ellis as Eddie Sweat
      • Dylan Walsh as John Tweedy
      • Fred Dalton Thompson as Bull Hancock
      • Eric Lange as Ed Beyer
      • Dylan Baker as Hollis B. Chenery
      • Penny Chenery made a cameo appearance during the final race


      ===Plot===

      It’s 1969 and respected and retired trainer Hollis B. Chenery (Dylan Baker) has dementia and his trainer wife has just died. At the funeral the grandchildren and their lawyer think its best to sell the farm and stable to clear the debts. Head trainer Ed Beyer (Eric Lange) has been taking advantage of Hollis and his dementia by selling the Chenery’s best horses cheap to the family’s biggest rival stable where he also works. Hollis daughter Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) has discovered this and quickly fires him. She knows horses and the business and decides to run the yard from now on, much to the disapproval of those around her.

      Hollis had made a deal with leading trainer Ogden Phipps (James Cromwell) to bread Ogden’s best stallion with Hollis two best mares, resulting in two foals. Penny honors’ the deal and they flip for it as Phipps wins and chooses the younger Hasty Matilda and Penny gets Secretariat, the older horse but likely to have more staying power. Now she needs a trainer, crackpot French trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich) recommended to her, who eventually agrees when he learns the horse’s impressive pedigree.

      Due to its lineage there is expectation at its first race but it tails in third, the young jockey not up to it, fuel for those who say racing is not a woman’s place. Penny and Lucien decide on rough house and experienced jockey Ron Turcotte (Otto Thorwarth) instead and the results start to happen, Secretariat winning its next three races. Her stable lad Eddie Sweat (Nelsan Ellis) knows this horse is very special and the Kentucky Derby is his next challenge as the media attention builds. The question is that it if wins the race can they hold on to it as the stable debts rise?



      ===Results===

      We all know people who like family Disney movies tend not to go racing at Uttoxeter for a three race bumper in mid January and so an audience they wont be getting. They don’t really give a stuff about the horse unless it wins. There is no emotional connection to the sport. Young girls who like ponies tend to watch Black Beauty returns but that’s about it. For some reason champion horse race movies never quite work. That’s why it’s always difficult to pitch sports films to studio execs, why the Aldernitti movie was a surprise hit for me. Disney, of course, only makes films one way and this one far too clunky, family friendly and cute to be thrilling, not one single swear word in it. The director had obviously not been to the track of late.

      The acting is as safe as the script and only Diane Lane brings anything extra to the performance as the determined and feisty Penny Chenery. The real Mrs Chenery is alive and well and briefly cameos in the movie although know where near as beautiful as the actress who plays her. We have not heard her comments on the movie. Malkovich, on the other hand, plays yet another loveable eccentric with a remarkably English accent for a French national trainer. But you gotta love him. Everyone else in the film you won’t have heard of and so Malkovich left alone with his bib to much away at the scenery.

      It cost $35 million to make and did $60 million back and so relatively good business for an ok sports film. I think the problem with this to an America audience is they already know an often told story and so expected more whereas we don’t know the story and so got less from it. It’s interesting to learn about the horse’s feat and the record Secretariat broke that still stands to date (wining the Belmont by 31 lengths particularly astonishing) but the film does take liberties to increase the jeopardy and excitement. It makes no mention of Riva Ridge, a Chenery-owned horse that had won the 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont, and helped keep the Chenery farm afloat during the rise of Secretariat. If the time line was real in the movie then Chenery says she would have sold Secretariat to make the bills. Too much was tweaked to make what is an interesting story rather dull.

      The major disappointment for me is Disney seem to have lost the knack to make the inspirational family movies they used to do. The last decent one I saw was Mark Wahlberg in ‘Invincible’, about a local kid who tries put for an NFL team on trial day for the general public and unexpectedly gets picked. Secretariat can’t make the horse the star as it’s a dumb animal so we go with the emancipated Mrs Chenery to tell the tale. But the American public is not stupid and knows there is no adversity here and the Chenery extremely rich and successful with or without Secreteriat…


      ===RATINGS===

      Imdb.com – 7.2/10.0 (19,546votes)
      Rottentomatos.com –64% critic’s approval
      Metacriitc.com – % critic’s approval



      ===Special Features===

      NONE

      ===Critics===

      The Guardians –‘Just when we thought John Malkovich didn't have another semi-intentionally deranged performance left in him, he has come storming back with another uproarious turn...’

      What Culture –‘Secretariat is clichéd, unrealistic and predictable, but it will make you feel good’.

      The Mail –‘a safe, enjoyable movie that can be watched by yourself, on a date or at your mother's house after Sunday dinner’

      Time out –‘This horsey, 1970s-set Disney film doesn't boast the most imaginative script and is too long and businesslike for youngsters -- yet it still produces a lump in the throat’.

      Empire Magazine –‘Despite a decent performance from Lane as the homespun trainer, Secretariat is more blind alley than Blind Side’.

      Little White Lies –‘This tale of wealth, horse-breeding and good old Christian faith is just about as hammy as a study of commodified horse sex can be’.

      Film 4 –‘Bum-numbingly long bore that has a worrying number of talented actors seemingly involved for a cheque. Watch a film about dinosaurs instead; much more fun’.


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      03.07.2015 21:03
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      Maybelline Dream Touch Blush

      The Maybelline Dream Touch Blush is in three shades for GBP 6.49 available.

      The blush is described as follows. "A LIGHTER-THAN-AIR FEEL ON SKIN WITH AN ALL-DAY FRESHLY APPLIED LOOK. Why You'll Love It. Ultra blendable. Soft to the touch. Our cream-whipped formula is so light and smooth it melts onto your skin for a naturally flushed look."

      The product comes in a round pot with a plastic lid that is held in the colour of the blush. On it are the product name and further product information. The pot contains 63 g.

      The blush has a whipped, mousse-like consistence. The consistence can be described as light and creamy. The blush has to be applied a cosmetic brush onto your cheeks and blended afterwards. The blush is easy to apply and blend into the skin. The blush feels light to wear and the blush allows the skin to look natural. The blush gives a rosy glow to the cheeks. The blush can be removed easily with a make-up remover.

      The blush has a good staying power. The blush has to be re-applied once or twice a day, although the colour is still visible on the skin without re-applying.

      I can recommend the Maybelline Dream Touch Blush, as the blush hasn't made me feel uncomfortable while using it. After applying the blush, it gives a rosy glow to the cheeks. The blush has a good staying power. The colours might not be suitable for everybody, as there are only three colours available.

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    • Weleda Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion / Weleda / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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      03.07.2015 20:57

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      Weleda Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion

      The Weleda Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion is available for GBP 19.95.

      The body lotion comes in a white plastic bottle with a pink label. On the pink label are the product name and the product information. The plastic bottle contains 200 ml.

      The body lotion is described as follows. "This pampering body lotion stimulates the skin's regenerative processes and helps to maintain its natural elasticity. The precious formulation with organic wild rose oil, jojoba oil and hamamelis noticeably smoothes the skin. The precious fragrance of the Damascene rose indulges the senses."

      The ingredients are Water (Aqua), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Glycerin, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Rosa Damascena Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral and Farnesol.

      The body lotion has a liquid, but still creamy consistence. The body lotion can be applied well. The body lotion absorbs within a short time after applying. The skin seems to be cared for, as the body lotion moisturizes the skin. The care is not enough for dry skin. The skin feels gentle and soft. The body lotion leaves a smooth and soft feeling on the skin.

      The body lotion has a light, flowery scent. The scent can still be noticed after use.

      I can recommend the Weleda Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion, as it leaves a gentle feeling on the skin. The body lotion moisturizes and cares for the skin.

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      03.07.2015 20:47
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      • "Works very well for an electric cooker"
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      Goodbye Zanussi

      Today I scrapped my Zanussi ZCV665MW electric cooker after making the decision to go back to gas cooking. I now have a new cooker installed and thought I'd write a review on this one before it is collected.

      The Zanussi was easy to fit, it only has to be plugged in!

      The minute minder is useful as is the full countdown timer, the timer isn't very loud when it goes off but it's piercing and does not stop until you press the stop button so even if you miss the sound as it first goes off it won't be long before you hear it and can rush to the cooker to prevent your dinner burning.

      The heat produced is high and harsh, as is the wont of an electric cooker. It cooks food in a reasonable time but is harder to control the temperature vs cooking time than when using a gas cooker, as was the reason I replaced it.

      The footprint of the cooker is quite large so be sure to measure your space before ordering or purchasing.

      It has worked well for me and my only reason for changing it is because of the gas issue and because I prefer to cook with gas.

      The hob is integrated into the cooker and is an enamel hob so new pans were required, luckily they can be used on my new cooker too. The dials all make sense and you don't need a college degree to work out what you're doing.

      The double oven can be used as a grill and that's what I use mine for as I do not need to use two ovens to cook. It makes a good cheese melt thanks to the harsh heat from the grill.

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      03.07.2015 19:47
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      Have A Glad Hair Day!

      I received a tube of Soap And Glory’s Glad Hair Day shampoo in a gift set at Christmas. I have tried a lot of Soap and Glory products, but had never tried this shampoo before.


      ~ Packaging ~
      It comes in a dark pink coloured tube, which sits on its flip cap lid. There is something old fashioned about Soap and Glory’s packaging; I think the dark pink colour is unusual and there is a black and white picture of a woman on the front of the tube. The tube is covered in writing all in different fonts, which brings a more modern feel to it.


      ~ Price ~
      This Glad Hair Day shampoo is available in a small 50ml travel size tube which costs £2.50 from Boots. The full size 250ml tube is available at Boots for £5.50.
      It is often available in either size on a 3 for 2 offer.


      ~ In Use ~
      The shampoo is clear, but has a pink tinge to it. It feels very thick. When you squeeze it onto your hand you can turn your hand upside down and the shampoo is so thick that it will not drip off.
      It has a lovely, sweet scent. It isn’t the same as the other Soap And Glory products in the range, but it is still very sweet. The scent reminds me of syrup or those candy dummies that you get at fairgrounds. I think it has some cherry in it.
      The shampoo lathers up well and creates a nice, foamy lather. It makes my hair feel clean and smell great. It is also easy to rinse off, despite being quite thick.
      The scent fills my bathroom when I use this shampoo and it also lingers in my hair for a while after I have washed it.
      My hair is left feeling clean, soft and bouncy. I wouldn’t say it has better cleaning abilities than any other shampoo to be honest. The selling points of this shampoo are the lovely, unique scent of the shampoo and also how thick it is, which also means you don’t have to use as much product as a little goes a long way.
      I find the tube is a good design as it is easy to get the last of the product out of the bottle when the shampoo runs out. It annoys me when packaging designs don’t allow me to get to the last of the product easily.
      I think £5.50 is quite expensive for a 250ml shampoo. I wash my hair every day and my hair is quite long so I go through shampoo quite quickly. Because I go through shampoo quickly I don’t like to buy bottles smaller than 400ml so this shampoo isn’t an ideal buy for me.
      I would buy it again every once in a while as I love the scent, but I’d never make it a regular purchase.

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      03.07.2015 18:59
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      • "good for contouring "
      • "matte finish once dry"
      • "good shade match for my skin tone!"
      • cheap

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      • "needs a setting spray to last all day"
      • "sticky texture before it dries"

      Not an easy product to use, but worth the effort.

      I like this, although it is hard to work with. I find that I cant apply it with my fingers, which I prefer to do with most of my foundations. I tend to apply with my fingers then blend with a brush. That will not work with this, it's thick and sticky and does not blend easily. The only thing that works is a damp beauty blender or sponge. It also needs a setting spray once applied or it wont last me much past lunchtime. On top of that, it has a very sticky texture when it's first applied and takes longer to dry than any of my other foundations. That being said, I love the matte finish once it is dry, the shade soft sand matches my skin tone really closely so I get a very natural finish and, at £2, it's a total bargain. As I say, it isnt easy to work with, so isnt going to suit everyone, and it certainly isnt the foundation I reach for if I am in a rush and need to get ready quickly, but I have repurchased this a couple of times after using them up, so it's clearly not all bad! If you have the time to work with it, it's a nice budget friendly matte base.

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    • MUA Blusher / Make Up / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      03.07.2015 18:52
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      Advantages

      • "long lasting"
      • blendable
      • "nice pigmentation"
      • "good range of colours"
      • cheap

      Disadvantages

      Brilliant product, my holy grail blushes!

      I absolutely love the MUA blushes. I think they compare really well with some of my higher end blushes, for a teeny tiny fraction of the price. I have the whole range, and there isnt a bad one in the bunch. Some I wear more often than others, purely because of my own colour preferences, but they all get used fairly regularly and I'll definately repurchase when they run out. My favourite shade is Bon Bon, it's such a pretty shade, perfect for an 'English Rose' look. I've read some reviews saying the lasting power isnt great, but I havent had a problem. I apply in the morning before work and this will still be in place by lunch time. I can either refresh at lunch, or, if I've used a setting spray in the morning, it will last all day.

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