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Hycosan Extra
Hycosan Extra
Offered by Activecare Online
Price: 10.59

3.0 out of 5 stars Very soothing - if you can work the applicator!, 15 Aug 2014
This review is from: Hycosan Extra (Personal Care)
Love the actual drops - but not so keen on the packaging. The idea is that you dont touch your eye or the dropper, meaning the pack lasts longer once opened. HOWEVER... you need to push quite hard on the bottom of the pack and that is not easy whilst trying to aim it in the right place, the leaflet says support the hand thats holding the pack with your other hand - but if you have arthritic fingers or carpal tunnel syndrome, ie poor muscle tone in wrist/hand/fingers - then that is very very difficult. I end up having to waste drops by missing my eyes, because I need both hands just to push down the 'plunger' thingie.

So, good idea, but maybe need to have a look at doing an easier pack for older/disabled people?Because a lot of people have dry eyes specifically because they have arthritis or other auto immune disorders!

I will, however, persevere - because the drops are really good once you get them in! One drop is all you need - very soothing, lasts a long time, no sting (as no preservatives, so suitable for long term use in Dry Eye Syndrome, Sjogrens, RA, etc).


Ambi Pur 3Volution Plug In Refill Lavender Sensation, 20 ml
Ambi Pur 3Volution Plug In Refill Lavender Sensation, 20 ml
Price: 5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely scent and very fresh, 15 Aug 2014
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I am quite addicted to this fragrance - which is odd, cos I don't usually like Lavender that much. But this is lovely; warm, fresh and floral, but also quite 'clean' and definitely not at all heady or too sweet. It fills my sitting room very pleasantly when put on Maximum. Like it so much I've put it on Sub+Save.


Aiding and Abetting
Aiding and Abetting
by Muriel Spark
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly sharp and enjoyable, 15 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Aiding and Abetting (Paperback)
I really enjoy Spark - she is rapidly becoming one of my favourite writers. I hadn't read her for about 20 years and am finding that now I am older I understand her - she's sly, subtle, vicious and very very funny.

This is an especially enjoyable example of her style - an immediately absorbing and irresistible concept: in Paris, a psychiatrist (with skeletons in her own closet), finds herself with 2 patients claiming each to be Lord Lucan.

Spark is enjoyable for her concise descriptions, believable characters, excellent dialogue (her trademark) and in this book, sharp insights and savage digs at psychiatry and the English class system, not to mention money, religion and relationships.

But this isn't a dry, wordy, serious book - it doesn't read like high concept Literature. It reads like a page-turner - and is a very fast read because, quite simply, you want to find out what happens.

'What happens' is a scream.... Highly recommended.


Disposable Self Foaming Toothbrush with xylitol (Pack of 5 toothbrushes)
Disposable Self Foaming Toothbrush with xylitol (Pack of 5 toothbrushes)
Offered by EasiLivingCom
Price: 3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant idea for spontaneous travel or just to keep in your bag!, 15 Aug 2014
Now these are a handy idea! - Really good for festivals, camping, or to keep in your bag for impromptu overnight stays... Not to mention a quick and easy freshen up at any other time.
They're small, light, shorter than a usual brush, and each one is individually and simply wrapped. So they fit easily in pockets, handbag sections, makeup bags etc.
The inclusion of xylitol is a good idea too, as it is thought to have excellent oral health qualities.


Wind-Eze chewable tablets 30
Wind-Eze chewable tablets 30
Offered by Activecare Online
Price: 5.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to take and effective for bloating and trapped wind, 15 Aug 2014
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Very useful if you suffer from IBS, trapped wind, bloating, and other digestive discomforts. It joins all the bubbles of gas together in order to expel them easily.....

In my experience they are usually expelled in an upwards direction so there's no embarrassment! (But if you're in agony with trapped wind, or bloated and miserable,whichever way the wind exits, its a small price for relief!)

These are quite pleasant to take, too - they're a minty chewable tablet, so you can pop some in your pocket/handbag and take them whenever you need to - without the need for a drink to wash down a capsule. And they work just as well as other brands.


Windsetlers gel caps 24
Windsetlers gel caps 24
Offered by NHL Pharmacy
Price: 5.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, effective solution to bloating, trapped wind and abdominal discomfort, 15 Aug 2014
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Very useful product to keep in the medicine cabinet if you have IBS or suffer from a temperamental digestive system!

It sorts out wind, bloating and sometimes even slow digestion/nausea. It sort of joins up all the little bubbles of gas in your tummy til they're big enough to expel - in either direction.....!
But fortunately (in my experience) its more often 'upwards' than downwards, and its not violent or embarrassing. And if you're suffering with IBS or bloating, or in pain with trapped wind, then an attack of the burps is nothing to worry about, if it solves the discomfort - and Windsetlers do so, reliably, quickly and pretty cheaply too. - certainly more cheaply than Deflatine.


Chlorhexidine Gluconate Mouthwash orig 0.2% 300ml
Chlorhexidine Gluconate Mouthwash orig 0.2% 300ml
Offered by Direct-dental
Price: 3.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Good mouthwash and cheaper than the named brands, 15 Aug 2014
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Perfectly good and inexpensive substitute for Corsodyl - containing the same active ingredient. I begrudge paying inflated prices for name-brands these days, especially years after the original R+D/patent. This does just as well and is especially good at soothing mouth ulcers or sore throats, with the traditional 'aniseed' type flavour that I prefer to the usual, sickly spearmint flavours.


Amelie 30 Belgian Chocolates Gift Box 450g
Amelie 30 Belgian Chocolates Gift Box 450g
Offered by Simply Thank You
Price: 23.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Amelie Chocs are the BEST!, 15 Aug 2014
Amelie Chocolates are AMAZING - absolutely delicious, authentic continental chocolates, really smooth and creamy chocolate and sophisticated, well-thought-out fillings and flavours. Their white chocolate is especially good (always a good sign - cheap white chocolate tastes horrible!). I especially like their pralines - absolutely addictive!
Buy Amelie chocolates without hesitation or doubt - theyre my favourite and always my first choice for gifting.


The Darkening
The Darkening
by Stephen M. Irwin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.74

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1.0 out of 5 stars ARACHNOPHOBES BEWARE, 12 Aug 2014
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Should be a warning for arachnophobes not to buy this book


Westland 1L Resolva Path & Patio Weedkiller Ready To Use
Westland 1L Resolva Path & Patio Weedkiller Ready To Use
Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff, 12 Aug 2014
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This worked brilliantly well - first time on the normal weeds like herb robert, chickweed, dandelion, vetch, goosegrass. BIgger dandelions with longer, older roots will prob need bit more attention. Moss dried up, but looks like its coming back in places now (after 4 weeks). The only thing it didnt work on was thistles, but I notice after a 2nd spraying they're looking a bit weakened, so maybe 3rd time lucky?

I'm impressed because I have severe arthritis so cannot bend my back, so I was spraying from a standin position, so to get such good results is great.


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