THE PENS: The pens are made by Staedtler, which I know is well-known and quite popular art/stationery brand. The pens have a sturdy, pressure resistant fire-tip and can be left uncapped for days without drying out. (Although I wasn’t going to personally test this out!). The pen washes out of most textiles (again I will not be testing this!). The barrel to the pens is a triangle shape for effortless, fatigue-free writing. . or in my case colouring! The line width of the pen tip is approximately 1.0mm which I thought would be good enough for colouring. The pens come in a plastic case which can be stood up on a desk or table when using the pens so you can get them in and out of the packaging easily. You get a total of 20 colours in the pack although you can purchase a smaller pack of 10. The plastic case that the pens come in is fantastic as it means you can take them with you when travelling or pop them in a bag and you don’t have to worry about them falling out all over the place. The pens come in colour order starting off from a bright yellow on the left hand side and ending in black on the right hand side. The case is made from a clear plastic so you can clearly see the colour of the pens without having to take them all out of the case first.
PRICE: I purchased the pack of 20 pens from Amazon for £10.44 which I thought was very good value.
IN USE: The top/front part of the case folds back so you can stand the case up and access the pens easily; although I find that this doesn’t work particularly well. The lid to the pen pulls off the pen easily to reveal the small tip. I was actually able to hold the pen comfortably in my hand and between my fingers so I could get a good grip on the pen. The pen itself is nice and light and the barrel of the pen is the same colour as the ink. The pens are lovely to use and I don’t need to apply much pressure at all when using them to colour in. I find that the colour of the ink does practically match the colour of the ink once on the paper. I found the range of colours in the pack really good with some really lovely, bright colour and some other dark and slightly dull colours. Once I have finished with the pen the lid clicks back on and they slot back into the plastic case nice and easily. When you have finished using the pens the small part of the lid which folds over to stand the case up fold back over the front and closes easily to ensure that the case is closed and that the pens don’t fall out.
OVERALL: Whether for adults or teenagers these pens are fantastic.
After a long days work we all need to relax, some people prefer having a hot water bath while some prefer to set back and relax. We wash, clean, and nourish our face because it represents our personality but what about our feet? These two little fellows bear all the hardship of the very long day; we walk, stand, run, climb up and down and put all our weight on them.
I am a very feet conscious person, I like having beautiful looking feet but because my skin is very dry and my job involves standing for long hours my feet are always dry, scaly and of course pretty tired. I have tried many products for this but few never worked while some left my feet too sticky and oily! However, this was only until I found Caudalie’s Nourishing Foot Cream.
Caudalie’s Nourishing Foot Cream comes in a brown cute squeezy tube. As you open the cap you sense a minty, sweet orange scent with a hint of Rose water. I applied a little bit of the nourishing cream and massaged it lightly all over my foot. The natural extracts its is made up of like Grape seed oil, Red wine extract, and orange pulp did not only leave my feet smooth and silky but also I felt my feet feather light and much relaxed.
I use Caudalie’s Nourishing cream everyday and I must say I have never felt my feet being greasy and oily. It quickly absorbs into your skin and gives your feet the right nourishment it requires. It is suitable for all skin types so you don't need to worry that weather your skin is not that dry or too dry for this foot cream. The best time to use this foot cream is at night before going to bed allowing the cream to do its magic over the night.
After 3 weeks this mystic cream has repaired the scaly dry skin I had and has left a sense of fresh, smooth, lighter and definitely beautiful looking feet.
Price and Size:
Cadalie’s Nourishing foot cream only comes in 75ml only and the price for this about £12. Offers over the internet can be found and you can grab a 75ml tube as low as £7. However, do make sure you don’t end up buying a fake one.
A foot cream for £12 does sounds expensive but with all those natural and ultra repairing ingredients I believe it is a worthy treat for your feet. Moreover, unlike other foot creams you only need to apply this a little bit and a 75ml tube should easily last for a couple of months.
Every Christmas for about 3 or 4 years now I buy Chargrilled t-shirts for friends and family. The t-shirts the site offer range from pure novelty, to sheer offensiveness, from nerdy to just plain obscure. There's also an option to have designs be on a long sleeved t-shirt, hoodies, vests, v-necks and skinny fit, and colours can be chosen completely freely (it's my impression that the t-shirts are printed to order). The deal maker for me, and the reason I always come back to the site every Christmas, is the site's unique 't-shirt in a tin can', where - yes - your t-shirt arrives in a classic tin food can. This makes for a great and quirky Christmas gift, or any gift in general. It's good fun.
The products on sale are Fruit of the Loom branded shirts, so there's guaranteed good quality as far as the material is concerned. Washing the t-shirts is best done by turning them inside out though, as I have found the material bobbles up after a while. This bobbling of the material can make the print on the t-shirts peel off. This is especially the case with the hoodies, which I have found to be the worst for this simply due to their thickness.
Around the Winter season the site offers great deals and I have never had a problem with delivery times even in the busiest time of year - yet another reason I keep going back. Even just as a standard offer, the site gives shoppers 3 for 2. This can also be combined with 20% discount when you supply an email address, and when you invite friends.
The t-shirts are designed to be novelty and so are two-tone coloured and very simplistic. They're still great, but better value can be found elsewhere (though not in a tin can...). Users can also submit t-shirt ideas to be used by the site. I have tried for years to get one up on the site, but I've clearly not been good or lucky enough! All in all a good site, and one that has effortlessly become something of a Christmas tradition.
These headphones are full of luxury whether it’s there exterior or inner high quality performance. They come in a range of colors and visually attract from every angle. These headphones being on-ear are padded with a soft cushion allowing you to feel no irritation while in use. I will warn you however after long periods of use some may feel the cushion getting heavier on their ears causing discomfort. On the other hand sound quality I would say is impeccable. While listening to music I've noticed things such as the perfect rhythm of the drums, things that I have never noticed to songs I've listened to thousands of times. On the other hand, comes the price, some mouths may drop but you can always find good deals on amazon and such. Overall, although Beats are out of range for most people’s budgets; I believe if you are looking for a powerful, long term quality headphones for yourself or for someone who will genuinely take care of them the investment is worth it. But I shall advise you that such precious technology is at high risk of being stolen if not kept properly.
I had links removed from a couple of these Casio watches of this model (which is unisex), to give to the kids (who have thinner wrists!). They were awed by the retro look and feel of the watch - very old school and, surprisingly, quite 'on trend' among youngsters - and the watch is inexpensive and sturdy enough to be worn pretty much anywhere. Within reason, of course.
The functionalities of this watch are basic but useful. The alarm clock is reliable and pretty loud considering it comes from a small timepiece, and the face is able to bit illuminated at the touch of a button for viewing in poor light conditions. The plastic over the watch's face is a small area that is problematic simply due to the fact it is perhaps too reflective, making reading the face difficult in sunlight. This is exacerbated by the digital display, which is naturally harder to read in great light than a conventional circular watch face.
You can pick these watches up for a mere £20, and the battery lasts longer than you'd expect - the kids have had these for about 2 years now and only 1 has had to have a battery replaced, to my knowledge. So immensely efficient. The build quality is great considering the price point, being very sturdy, however it should be noted that the weight distribution of the strap and watch mean that the timepiece can fall face-down on the ground, if dropped for some reason, risking damage. I suppose this is a problem for any watch with a heavier face, but this Casio watch is for some reason a little face-heavier than similar Casio models I've seen. But I digress. If you are looking for a super budget digital watch, this is a reliable bet.
Since Apple's iPhone 4, 'bumper' cases have increased in their popularity as cost effective phone protectors due to the angular design of the newer iPhone models. The blockier body of the iPhone models, from the iPhone 4 onwards, mean that full cases aren't even needed necessarily - not with a good sturdy bumper case. The bandEdge is such a case.
Incredibly simple and minimal in design, you'd be forgiven if you thought the bandEdge was a cheap waste of money. The reality is I couldn't recommend this product more. An alarming problem with Apple's newer iPhones is the fragility of the screen - for most unlucky people it is a case of one drop, and your screen is destroyed. The structure of the 5/5s is such that any large impacts to the edges - not necessarily the screen - can break the front and back faces of the phone. The guts of the iPhone may remain intact, but it leaves a terribly ugly shatter pattern due to the glass screen, and dents in the metal backing. The bumper case works by hugging around the phone's edge without completely covering the front and back faces, acting as a buffer to practically all normal impacts - completely in spite of the fact that the case doesn't cover the phone's 2 biggest faces. Phones seldom fall on their faces - it is the edges that tend to cause the problems!
The bandEdge is great value for money. It functions perfectly, and doesn't break in the event of a drop (within reason). It absorbs shock, protecting the valuable iPhone. The case may surround the 5/5s's edge buttons, but it in no way affects their functionality. A problem of the iPhone 4's bumper cases is that they blocked the phones signal intermittently. I've run into no such problem with the bandEdge.
Ever since I can remember I have always wanted a Weird Fish fleece. Ray Liotta got to be a gangster in Goodfellas and I finally got my Weird Fish fleece in the post this week. The reason I have never had one is I don’t agree with paying silly prices for brand names when you know most of your payment is really about the brand marketing than the products worth. Yes Weird Fish surf wear is very well made and really cool and lasts a long time but no woolen style fleece is worth £65. I don’t know what it is but I really like surf wear. I have surfed in my younger travelling days but not very good or into the scene.
So how did I end up with one then? Well, I enter competitions where I like company’s products and the more obscure the brand the more chance to win. Weird Fish are a bespoke range sold in specialist sports shops and outlet stores and not a company that have any TV or media advertising outside of specialist magazines and websites. They are aimed at the small surfer/skater crowd and very much a cool brand aimed at that group. I would say amongst the hardcore surfers they would be seen as commercial and a tad tacky, especially with the ober cool skater crowd, and, perhaps, brand aimed at the pseudo surf fans that don’t surf and mostly watch and hope to get off with the pretty girls that hang around surfers. For me it’s a brand that simply reflects the freedom of travelling and I really like the funky T-Shirt designs and pastille colored clothing.
I have a range of their T-Shirts and they are durable but again very pricey, over £20 in those ski and sport style shops and on the Weird Fish website. Amazon does have good discounts sometimes but again around £15-20 pounds. This, of course, is my first fleece and it’s a cracker. I honestly felt like a woman does when she unwraps that new pair of shoes when they arrive in the branded box.
The competition was a simple slogan one. I can’t remember what it was as I emailed my entry last November, why I was so surprised I won. But so few people enter competitions on bespoke company websites and so you have a decent chance of winning. Always worth a try guys and we know you have the writing skills for a slick slogan or two. The fleece arrived in branded plastic bag and I was surprised I had won anything as I completely forgotten about that competition. But once I opened it up I was a happy bunny.
It’s a soft knit polyester mix material in a grey/brick red mix color and a medium size with a quarter zip. It’s quite thick and not something you would wear in the midday sun. It has side pockets and one zip style on the breast, a hint of a unisex design here. There is a draw chord toggle at the bottom to close it snug in the wind. The Weird Fish logo is on that pocket. The label is also a weird fish designer shape. This is the real thing as far as surf wear goes.
It’s nice and snug and fits well. The collar has enough elevation to keep your neck out of the breeze, always a plus. They do them in range of colors and in feminine designs to. They look thick and durable, as do the pocket insides, a rarity. You can almost smell the Ocean breeze trapped in the pockets. Washing wise I wouldn’t know yet but I’m guessing it’s not the type that will run or shrink.
I bought this Dove Summer Glow body lotion from Home Bargains and paid £2.25 which is a good price as you can pay up to £3.95 in some stores. It comes in a 250ml tube which you need to squeeze gently for the lotion to come out, which is a light brown colour and it seems to have small sort of sparkly bits in. It feels nice and thick and I have had no problem with it dripping or running as I am applying it.
This body lotion is great for the start of the summer when you start to wear your short sleeves and shorts but your body still has its winter whiteness and you just need a bit of colour to make you feel good. I use this body lotion the most on my legs as they are the hardest to tan and I will squeeze a few blobs down my leg and then use my two hands in a circular motion to rub it in. I find I get the best results when I have just come out of the bath or shower as my skin is softest at this time and also warm from the hot water, so I find that the cream goes on much more smoothly. I also use this lotion on my arms and chest area, but you just need to make sure that it is blended in properly so you don't have an obvious like where you have applied it and where you haven't. It isn't really dark at all but just looks as though you have been out in the sun and have a healthy colour.
My skin is quite sensitive but I have never had any trouble using this cream. At first you can't see exactly where the cream is as it seems to absorb in very well but if you have been careful you shouldn't have any problems. I would say that the true colour comes out after a minute or two and you can then decide if you need to apply some more cream.
I do like this Dove Summer Glow body lotion as it leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised and has the benefit of giving it a nice sun kissed look.
i am overall satisfied with this product, from the feel of the material it seems good quality which is what i would expect from a rugby top in the first place and i really like it in the color red. as i used to play rugby myself i know how important it is for the top to be warm but light and easy to move around in, and this product seems to hit all the right spots however i find that the material used needs a higher temperature wash than some of my other shirts to get grass stains out witch is inevitably going to occur in the majority of the matches plaed in it as rugby is a full contact sport. personally im not a fan of the neck of the shirt simply due to its color. i find that it doesn't really match the rest of the shirt, you may however feel differently than i do as color preference is a matter of opinion. i feel that the item is slightly over priced for what it is as production of this item shouldnt be too difficult as it is quite simple in design. however as far as serving its purpose it does the job. if you are intrested in this product simply for casual wear and not sports then i would still also recommend it as it is comfortable and if you know your own size then it seems to be well fitted and it will keep you warm but not so warm that you are uncomfortable
I have always been a fan or rimmel products as you get products of a good quality at an affordable price. As a student I have always gone for their products as they have been at a low price I can afford, and of pretty good quality when compared to higher end brands.
When I buy base face products though (concealer, foundation, powder) I can be a little hesitant with using drugstore brands (I trust my m.a.c, Y S L and bare minerals). Due to my high expectations and trust in Rimmel londons products, I decided to try this foundation out, figuring it would work for me and my normal skin type. I have used the rimmel stay matte powder as a setting powder or my face after foundation application and under eye concealer application and have LOVED it, not having any problems with drying out my skin, flaking, coming of or anything else. Based upon this I decided I would purchase the foundation to go with it and maybe it may be my new go to holy grail product. Oh how wrong I was.
I understand the Stay Matte range has been made for those with an oily skin type so you may feel it is unfair for me to complain about it going dry when my skin type is normal. If the powder was not drying for me, then why should this be so overly drying? When I fist applied this product it flaked, and went into my pores, looking disgusting. I instantly removed it and never used it again.
The good thing about these socks is that they will virtually suit any clothing you are wearing provided you dont have shorts on, better off wearing trainer socks in that situation. in addition to this all the socks are the same so if you loose some (which always seems to happen with socks) then its still okay because your socks won't look odd.
they go with casual clothes and are also great to wear with suits and are still comfortable whilst wearing suit shoes.
i've always been a fan of elasticated socks as i find them comfortable and snug, which is important when being on my feet for multiple hours every day.
the small problem that i have (and this is just personal opinion) is that the different coloured section on the heel can sometimes be seen whilst wearing shoes that dont come very far up the heel which can annoy if going for a specific color theme. so i sometimes prefer socks that are of a uniform color.
however this is just a minor issue that i have with them, if you are not as fussed about uniform color as i am then these are a good buy especially containing 6 in a pack, normally when buying socks they come in packs of 3 or 5 so having the extra pair is always a bonus, especially as i mentioned earlier that socks always seem to go missing, they are either being eaten by the washing machine or their really is a sock ghost about.
I like to use mouthwash as a extra precaution against gum disease and to generally give my teeth a bit more protection and also to freshen my breath. I have tried many other Listerine products which are all similar but I like this Listerine soft mint as it isn't too strong to taste as some of the others are.
This bottle of Listerine soft mint is clear and the liquid inside is a pretty turquoise colour and you can easily see how much is left in the bottle. There are the usual directions for use and ingredients on the bottle and it has a child proof cap which you have to press equally at each side to open the lid. It is not suitable for children under 12 years old but I wouldn't think that many children of this age would need to use this.
It is an antibacterial mouthwash and it can reduce plaque by up to 56% more than brushing alone and strengthens tooth enamel to help protect against decay which I assume is down to the ingredients. It also claims to kill the bacteria between teeth and freshen your breath.
It is recommended that you use it twice daily after brushing and to use approximately 20ml each time. Personally I think that twice a day is a bit too often for me so I probably use it about two or three times a week. I really couldn't say how much exactly I use but it is enough to rinse round my mouth and gargle comfortably. I would say that I keep it in my mouth for about 20 to 30 seconds before spitting it out.
I would say that my teeth feel so clean and smooth after use and I am more confident that my teeth and gums are clean and that every last bit of food and drink has been removed. There are other mouth washes which are a bit cheaper in price however I rate Listerine and recommend it as it is a well known quality brand and I feel that I am giving my teeth the best possible care.
I have always been a fan or rimmel products as you get products of a good quality at an affordable price. As a student I have always gone for their products as they have been at a low price I can afford, and of pretty good quality when compared to higher end brands.
For years now I have been using the rimmel lasting finish lipsticks (Would reccommed to anyone) and been extremely impressed with the consistency, appearance, packaging, colour range and staying power. Due to my high expectations and trust in Rimmels cosmetics, I quite happily picked 2 of these up in my local boots store for £4.99. In case you were wondering, I decided to go for shade 500 Diva Red and 006 champagne, as I was looking for a lip colour more sublte for school and work, and then a fun colour for going out and nights with the girls.
I liked how smoothly it applied to my lips and was pleasantly surprised by the pigmentation of both lipsticks as I was not expecting the colour to pop so much, especially with the light pink shade, 006 champagne. The only thing was though, that it didnt seem to last more than an hour two and this really inconvenienced me as applying and reapplying at work was awkward for me.
All in all I was very impressed with this product, as for a fiver you cant really go wrong. It is a real pity that rimmel have now stopped stocking it but it is available on line and I have continued purchasing it.
I want to introduce you to great and very amazing British stories, which are so old and feel like some royal tails. I know a lot of people like these detectives since their childhood. The main hero is also Miss Marple, so she begins to find out all the details of another murder. And during all these films she always finds it out, even if the murderers appear suddenly and nobody knows or suspects who he is.
The other thing I like is that the stories are in those beautiful, royal cotteges, wonderful villages, huge mensions with amazing imagination, sometimes it looks like a quite meditations. Really I think it is very interesting and good evening time to watch all the series on our TV-sets. Unfortunately there are no other series of these detectives with Miss Marple on our TV-channels, because we usually had a good time during family watching it. I have just said about beautiful nature, gardens and such aristocratic different people with their long, and intricate stories. It always ends with gradual upshots, sometimes unexpected, new and thoughtful. Agatha Christie knows how to keep the attention of any audience, plus natural and brilliant acting, so these series became one of my favorite TV-films very quickly. And I'm sure that this genre has a lot of fans in all the worlds areas, among all the countries. I consider them exellent classic detectives, that can help develop our analytical mind and imagination, have some fun also during any time that we want to.
Love cooking with these bad boys!
I can't eat them on their own but thrown together with a meal these really bring the dish to life especially when toasted. They are a light taste but you can bring that out better when roasted them or adding olive oil.
Buying these from whole sale is better for us as a family financially plus we don't have to carry them home and splitting the bags!!
These are not very expensive for 500g that can be between £8-12
These are wonderful to add to many dishes, such as:
And again when they lightly and quickly toasted they bring the dish to life, this is the best part but you can throw a handful in with salads works well but I think they have less flavor.
They also contain amazing health benefits:
VITAMIN A, C , D
That may be the plus side but for one tablespoon this is 58 kcal. It's very little and often now since being on the 5.2 diet that we enjoy these so when we do we HAVE to make sure the dish we picked to put them in works well and is enjoyable. For us a spinach, feta and pine nut salad is the best with olive oil!
These are sold on a variety of websites at different prices but they are well worth having as a store cupboard ingredient but make sure you store these air tight, left open t long and they go off and taste bad real quick.
Highly recommend this product x
Brand: Monty Bojangles / Type: Lolly
Brand: John Frieda / Cremes / Hair Moisturiser / Type: Hair Cream
Brand: Universal / Dosage Form: Capsules
Brand: Starco / Product line: Starco ST-91 / Details: Tube Tyre /
Genre: Puzzle / Video Game for Nintendo Wii / To Be Announced / Release Date: 2010-11-19 / Published by Electronic Arts
Brand: Kleber / Speed index: T / Product line: Kleber Viaxer / Tyre width: 155 (in mm) / Aspect ratio (%): 65 / Rim diameter: 14 (inch) /
Brand: Sava / Speed index: T / Product line: Sava PERFECTA / Tyre width: 155 (in mm) / Aspect ratio (%): 65 / Rim diameter: 13 (inch) /
Genre: Sports / Release Date: 2010-07-30 / Published by Funbox Media
Genre: Music & Dancing / Video Game for Nintendo Wii / To Be Announced / Release Date: 2010-11-12 / Published by NORDIC.
Brand: Monty Bojangles / Type: Blackcurrant
Brand: Nankang / Speed index: S / Product line: Nankang CW-20 / Tyre width: 215 (in mm) / Aspect ratio (%): 114 / Rim diameter: 16 (inch) / Subcategory: Truck Tyres /
Genre: Puzzle / Video Game for Nintendo DS / Release Date: 2010-09-17 / Published by Funbox Media
Brand: Nica / Gender: Women / Type: Satchel
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