Month: March 2012

EDEN – A NATURAL NAIL POLISH REMOVER by Fresh Therapies

***** We are always looking to feature beauty and cosmetic products that are not tested on animals, have no animal derivatives and are chemical free. EDEN is a natural nail polish remover that fits the bill. Recently launched, it is currently selling online at http://freshtherapies.com at a special launch price of £9.95 for a 50ml (with free delivery one bottle at a time) here EDEN has a fresh, gentle scent as ingredients are plant based, so is without the kind of chemical compounds found in standard nail polish removers, some of which are toxin-like, and have carcinogenic properties, and so, it could be argued, are best avoided. Therefore, despite the fact regular removers are fumy and overpowering, they do the job of ‘sweeping’ away polish/varnish from finger and toe nails effectively, however, these familiar versions can be drying and harsh and potentially damaging to the health of nails, the cuticles and the surrounding skin with prolonged use. Whereas EDEN does the same job just as easily and efficiently (when applying a small amount to the …

Review of two luxury candle products by Sandy Bay (London)

If you are going to spend time, energy and money on making and promoting your product then do as they do at Sandy Bay (London) The product: high-end branded, luxury candles. Hand-poured paraffin wax in elegant glass jars with high gloss finishes. All are fragranced with essential oils, each with a lead free wick. Larger candles packaged in hat-box style cartons. Items presented in shiny gift bags, ribbon ties, tissue paper, and gift cards. All collections and packaging are in various mixes of black/white/cream/gold/silver colours in the main – Made in the UK The place: Available online at http://www.sandybaylondon.com for national and international customers. All major credit cards accepted, and through secure payment gateway services provided by Sage Pay The price: in line with other designer labels selling in the luxury goods marketplace. One of our testers made the point that if you have the money to spend on luxury candles, then these are definitely the candles to buy The Promotion: after one year of trading the company have gifted at high profile charity events …

GIFTS FOR HER (2) a selection by TSS Reviews

This is TSS Review’s second review feature with a ‘Gifts for Her’ theme. The following product items are under the microscope: 1. ‘Pamper me’ Bathing Gift – a boxed collection of bath, shower and body products £35.00 available online at Nougat London 2. Bath Truffles – a set of 4 bath truffles (boxed) £9.99 available online at Studio 61 Gallery 3. Love Hearts Cushions – £11.99 available online at Cushion Couture 1. ‘Pamper me’ Bathing Gift – Tuberose and Jasmine by NOUGAT LONDON This collection of bathing items is highly presented in a brass hinged, ballet style box which measures approx 26cm (10”) W 23cm (9”) L and 10cm (4”) Deep. The re useable box is made from heavy cardboard and covered in a pretty design that is primarily pastel pink and white, with contrasting flowers in pink, white and grey – the lid of the box illustrates the trio of products inside and a blonde haired woman relaxing.The carry handle is a pink cotton-weave band. Inside is clear plastic packaging that displays the three …

RED CHERRY & VANILLA CORDIAL by Bottlegreen

***** FIVE STARS As with all cordial type drinks this has to be diluted with water to taste; once made up, this red cherry and vanilla flavoured cordial has an underlying taste of sour cherries, (like those old fashioned boiled sweets from the sweet shop). The sourness is balanced by the addition of vanilla, resulting in a flavour that is deeply smooth rather than full-on fruity. One 500ml bottle can make up to 5.5 litres. The sweetness and flavour of this particular recipe derives from ingredients which include sugar and red cherry juice (from concentrate) in the main. Subsequently, flavourings and colours are all natural, and sweetening is not artificial. As a guide: 100ml (with a ratio of approx 1 part cordial to 10 parts water) has 27 calories. Sugar content is, and to quote from the website: ‘a combination of natural sugar derived from the fruit juice and a small amount of added sugar’. Labeling on the bottle itself implies sugar content is less in comparison to most apple and orange juices on the …