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When it comes to kohl eye liner pencils, I have always been quite loyal to Rimmel as a brand. After deciding that I wanted to try out some others, I picked up the Miss Sporty eye pencil as it saved me around £1.00 compared to what I was previously paying. I have generally been quite impressed with budget eye liner pencils in the past, so I was hoping this would come up trumps also.
Miss Sporty is stocked within Boots stores which is where I purchased mine from. They do a wide range of make up and accessories, and all of it tends to be under £5 give or take. It is aimed towards teenagers, but I will happily still use the stuff if it works well. I have been impressed with some of their other items before, so I was looking forward to trying out this pencil.
The price of this is just £1.99 which I think is a fantastic price, and affordable for everyone. I have previously used higher end pencils which cost £10+ and do not compare to this budget one. As far as price is concerned, I was really pleased to pay this, and I think it is one of the cheapest I've ever bought! When you think how long an eye pencil lasts due to sharpening down, it is a really good investment.
The eye pencil itself is very basic and simple in its appearance, with the brand name and shade of pencil carved on to the bottom of the pencil. It is a nice size as it fits into many make up bags, as well as being able to throw in bags on nights out. It is available in a variety of shades ranging from dark blacks, greys, browns and silver blue shades. As I only really wear black eyeliner throughout the day, I opted for the black one.
After removing the lid, I noticed that the pencil was nice and sharp and the thing that stood out to me most was the colour. I like my eyeliner to be very dark black, and this is no exception. Many budget eye liners do not give off a strong colour, but this one is just amazing! It applies to the eye waterline like a dream, as well as applying to the skin outside of the eye well too. I wear mine on the waterline just underneath, and I find that it gives off a strong black colour with only one coat. This saves you having to keep top it up throughout the day. Due to the great pigmentation, it means that you can create good smokey eye looks using this pencil, which I was not expecting for £1.99.
It applied nicely, looked great and I was hoping it would withstand the day. Thankfully, this eyeliner really does last all day which I am amazed with! Like all pencil eye liners, when exposed to rain or water it will rub off a little, but I have noticed no smudging with this which I am really pleased with.
Overall, I would encourage everyone who is after a new pencil eye liner to consider Miss Sporty. My original perception may have been that it would not work so well, but this compares to ones I have paid much more for in the past. Why pay more when it is not necessary? I hope this helps and thanks for reading.
I like many others have lots of bills to pay and a demanding cat that likes her paws in my purse and so when it comes to make up (which I have a severe love of as, as a qualified Beauty Therapist anyway) it is one of the last things I think of buying at the moment.
However I have just had a huge kick out of make up that looks scruffy or that I have owned for ages as is it just isn't hygienic and so I did decide to splash out on a few new bits and pieces.
With not alot to spend though I wanted value for my bucks I didn't even look at the more expensive brands knowing for the money I had to spend I'd get probably a couple of items and I wanted and needed more than just a couple. I found myself in Superdrug (it was pouring of rain at the time and I wanted cover or else I would of been in my favoured Boots store with my advantage card at the ready lol) and looking at that cheaper ranges and this was the one that rang bells in my head to look at as I have seen so many positive reviews on the range on here!
In Superdrug and on their website they only do this 'Solid' eye pencil in one shade and that is brown though other eye pencils are available with other names in different colours as far as I can see after a quick check on the internet
The eye pencil is nothing special to look at to be honest. Mine is brown in colour with a brown plastic lid to one end of it and down the side of it we are simply told who it is by and what it is and the colour option chosen really. It doesn't look an expensive bit of kit this but it is of standard size and to be fair it only usually retails at £1.99 a pencil which by anyone's standards is cheap!
You use this as you would any eye pencil of course and this is effectively an eyeliner of course. It is solid but the formulation is a little creamy and applies with total ease even allowing for precision. It sort of dries on and you can't feel it on the eyes at all and it certainly doesn't agitate mine and stays put as well as when I applied it till I chose to remove it so I get a full days worth of eyelined eyes for a good few hours and then when I want to remove it, it comes off simply with my usual make up removing routine.
I like the way this is easy to sharpen and I don't have to do it very often and I do this with an ordinary pencil sharpener. Its made of a good quality wood and I don't need to go mad with the sharpening which means I'm not wasting loads of product which is a great bonus!
I can also use this on my eyebrows to help define them and although this isn't listed as waterproof or smudgeproof I have had no issues with this at all if there ever is a little bit of moisture about.
The brown I have is a nice chocolate shade and all in all I think this is a great eye pencil that is very worth the money it costs indeed!
This is available from many stockists including Boots that have this on buy one get another product half price at the moment but I bought this from Superdrug on a buy 3 for the price of 2 deal which I am really very pleased with indeed!
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I hate spending loads on eyeliners because I replace them quite regularly and would be out a fortune if I bought really expensive ones. I go through quite a lot of eyeliner as it would be my favourite make up accessory in my make up bag and I wear it daily. I decided to pick up the Miss Sporty eye pencil in Boots because it was really cheap and I am on a bit of an economy drive at the moment.
It was really easy to apply this pencil, it goes on quite easily, it does not smudge easily when I apply it and it comes off onto my eyes really easily when I am dragging it across, meaning I do not need to lean hard onto my eyes or repeat applying it over and over again for it to be visible on my eyes.
You can get this eyeliner in grey, black, brown and silver colours. I only really use the black one, however the silver one named Sky has caught my eye a few times and I think that I will buy it next.
What I Thought
I really like this eyeliner, it goes on really easily and it stays on well throughout the day as well. Usually when I wear cheaper eyeliners, they end up smudging down my face giving me 'panda eyes', which isn't really a good look, however I have found that this eyeliner has good staying power and does not come off until I wash it off with soap and water.
I have found that this eyeliner does not irritate my eyes, which is also a great point for me as some eye liner brands give me sore eyes as I must take an allergic reaction to them. This eyeliner seems to be safe to use with my sensitive eyes.
The black shade of this eyeliner, isn't really harsh and does not look vulgar when applied, it is more toned down and smokey looking than jet black eyeliner, though it is still a lovely shade and good for every day wear.
Price and Availability
You can buy this eyeliner for £1.99 in Boots, I think that this is a great price for an eyeliner of this quality. It is great for everyday use as it is so cheap and it wears quite well throughout the day. Sometimes Boots do a 3 for 2 offer on their make-up products so it would be a good idea to keep an eye out for this.
I think that this is a fantastic product, it is cheap and cheerful and I will definitely be purchasing it again to use as an everyday wear eyeliner. Overall I would give this eyeliner 5 out of 5 stars.
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When I was younger I used to pluck my eyebrows all the time, and then as I got a bit older they stopped growing back which was nice while I was younger as it meant I didn't have so much plucking to do, but then I developed the hypothyroid condition I suffer from and one of the symptoms that comes with that is thinning of the eyebrows plus the ones that do grow are more bristly and hard. This means that now at 53 I have hardly any eyebrows left at all, may be just a line one hair width going across and some of them are now white and some are missing so it doesn't look very nice.
I wanted to try penciling in the line but was not sure what kind of pencil I would need or even how to do it so I had a look in Superdrug to see what they had in there. We only have a small Superdrug in our town and they don't have a big selection of make up brands available so most of the stands in there were quite expensive just to buy something to try out and practice with.
I saw the stand for Miss Sporty make up and remembered hearing my young daughter talking about it that it was a cheap brand so I bought one of their brown pencils to see what it was like.
The pencil is just like a normal drawing pencil but shorter and it has a plastic cover over the end of it. When I got it the pencil was already sharpened to a nice point.
The first time I used it on my eyebrows I just did a little bit at time, it was quite easy to draw on my skin with the pencil and where it was going over the hairs it was dragging of bits of the pencil so it looked more like hairs drawn than just a smooth line. I quite liked this effect. The colour was not too bad, it was a bit more reddy colour than my normal eyebrows but it didn't look horrible and the fact that I wear glasses and some of my eyebrow line is hidden behind the frame made it stand out less. When I was up close to the mirror it looked worse than when I was standing a bit away from it. Then it just made my eyebrow line more defined instead of looking like I had no brows at all.
I have since been using the pencil quite regularly. It is easy to sharpen with a normal pencil sharpener although the bits that come off the make up bit of the pencil are a bit gungy and you need to wipe the sharpener with a tissue or something after to clean it.
I keep the pencil in my makeup bag with the lid on and it has kept nicely, the end still looks nice and clean and the lid protects the tip from being blunted in the bag.
I also have tried using the pencil on my eyes like an eye liner. I prefer to wear black pencil liner but now and then (if I can't find my black one becasue someone has borrowed it and not put it back) I will use the brown one. I get a much softer effect using this one than the black and depending on what colour eyeshadow I am wearing it looks nice.
I would certainly recommend these pencils for the price, they only cost £1.99 to buy and I think that is a really good price.
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Miss Sporty products are well known for cheap make up products, more aimed more towards the teenage market as a 'pocket money product'. It is the brand I go for when I've almoast run out of money, or when I've left my make up bag at home.I believe that every product in the range is under £3.The Miss Sporty eye pencils are reasonably priced,easy to apply, and no unneccessary tugging or pulling is needed around the eye area which can be rather delicate.
The packaging is quite simple, a relativley thin pencil, which is in the case of the shade I am reviewing(shade 001) is black, with white writing branding the product and containing some information about it, with a black cap. When applied to my waterline,the product comes out a very dark black and I didnt need to run the pencil along there more than once to get a certain amount of coverage.
The disadvantage of this product is that it does not last for very long when applied, the eyeliner pencil itself lasts for a few months which is good value, but throughout the day/night it I needed to constantly reapply it to my waterline. It is very easy to remove with soap and water.
This product can also be used to 'cheat' a smokey eye effect as the pencil blends and smudges well,but the blending/smudging has to be done as soon as the product is applied to get the best results.
The quality of the pencil rathr good for such an inexpensive product, and I will continue to buy it as you cant really complain at an eyeliner that costs little over £2, but there are, in my opinion anyways, better pencil liners available that are of similar price but stay on for much longer.
I spent years looking for the perfect eyeliner, and I simply couldn't find one that I liked. I'm not so great at putting it on, and so I needed just exactly the right thing so I could actually manage to get the right effect--a simple, neat line rather than a smudgy mess.
I can't remember why I first bought Miss Sporty as I have been using it for a few years now, I was probably just broke and so it seemed like a good one to try (it costs £1.79 in Superdrug). After using it for so long, though, I definitely don't plan to switch anytime soon.
The pencil is just the right texture, not too soft and not too hard. I've used other eyeliners that you could hardly put any pressure on as they would immediately smear everywhere, and some that I've thought I would tear the skin on my eyelid trying to get them to make a mark. By contrast, this one is just exactly right and just glides on. It's not greasy looking, or chalky. I use the Magic black one, and it leaves a perfect, deep, solid black line. It also is easy to sharpen evenly.
I have noticed that it does sometimes leave a mark above my eye when I have just put it on, but afterwards it stays mainly in place. It does become slightly smudgy sometimes, but I don't think I have ever used an eyeliner pencil that stayed completely in place all day. It does last though, even in hot weather. It also never irritates my eyes which are quite sensitive.
Considering how much cheaper this is than many alternatives, I think it is very impressive how much better it is than a lot of them. This is absolutely my favourite eyeliner I have ever tried and the fact that it is so well-priced just makes it even better.
I love to use make up but most of the times I don't take the time to put it on. What I do use almost daily, is a black or brown eye pencil to give my eyes a more smashing look. I have green/grey eyes and I love to look a bit "darker" around the eyes and as I wear glasses, a dark eye pencil always works best for me.
**Miss Sporty eye pencil**
As I already said, I mainly use a black eye pencil and sometimes the brown one. I pay around 2 Pounds for an eye pencil from Miss Sporty which I think is a reasonable price and not expensive at all. The eyepencil I've got recently was a black one (a new one as i lost my old one somewhere) and it is great in use. The pencil itself isn't too sharp so when using it you don't have to be afraid you will hurt your eyes because of a sharp pencil tip. After an hour or two the eye pencil does smuther a bit but well, I have this problem with most eye pencils from other brands too. Overall, the eye pencil stays on long enough and at the end of the day it is vanished but that okay with me.
A nice and cheap eye pencil, that can be bought in a wide range of colors (black, blue, green etc). The pencil itself is nice and soft and easy to use. It can be easily sharpened. You don't have to draw on you eyelid more than once to create a clear line. Overall a nice pencil that I'd definetly advice!
When it comes to make-up I'm usually ready to try different items as they come on the market ( providing the price is right!) or any of my daughters new buys, but I really do tend to stick to my favourite which is No7 by Boots.
Well recently my daughter bought a Mac gel liquid eyeliner and brush, but just couldn't get on with it so she gave it to me which I loved and began to use it everyday, quite easily. Well while visiting my grandson in the Midlands, I had spent alot of money out on him and was a bit skint with limited funds. Well to make things worse I developed a really bad attack of hayfever for all the time I was there. What's this got to do with miss Sporty I hear you say!....well I will explain.
When you wear a gel eyeliner ( well when I do anyway!) if you cry or get runny eyes it is a sod for running and making you look like a great big panda (it's the worst I think for doing this!). Not a good look when wandering around the shops. So when we reached the shops I looked in the mirror and had to wipe most of the eyeliner away with a tissue. Not being vain, but I do like to wear make-up when I'm out and about, then I remembered what I used to buy when money was really tight a few years back and how good it was. Yes it was Miss Sporty Eyeliner!.
Well when my daughter first introduced me to this I said at the time, I'm not buying that it will be rubbish and it is aimed at teenagers at the younger end of the market thats for sure. So she still went ahead and got an eyeliner as she had used her friends in the past. Being a bit on the nosey side when she went to work the next day I thought I would give it a try to see for myself ( she's well aware that I do this and leaves any new item in a promenient place for me to see!!).
Well I was really surprised at just how well this glided on over my older eyelids, coming in a long slim pencil form with a plastic pull off lid to show a very black pencil. Very plain and very simple to look at (I did once buy a Christian Dior eyeliner in a fancy gold tube that was absolutely rubbish which cost a fair few bob!).
You can get a really thin line across the top lid close to the eyelashes or go for a really thick line, as for the bottom lashes this just glides on really great. You will not find it tugging on your skin as you can get with some others and the colour is a true black and not a grey looking line that others do as well.
When you think that this only costs £1.99 for the eyeliner pencil it really is a great buy and I have since stuck with it since I've got back home as I know I can apply it quickly and it will stay all day without running while I'm still getting this dam hayfever ( yesterday was terrible as my eyes just poured all day like I was crying!).
I still like my gel liner best , but I will keep this for evenings as you do need time to apply it and a steady hand!.
I do believe that you can only buy Miss Sporty in Superdrug ( I'm not completey sure about that!) and the dearest item comes in at around £2.99 with most items being £1.99. So if the pursestrings are a bit tight then this is a very good alternative to some of the dearer make-ups out there. I still believe that this is really a much younger persons make-up, but don't judge a book buy it's cover as I did as this eye liner is one of the best about!.
I don't want to look like mutton dressed as lamb, but this might be one young persons thing that I can get away with wearing with no one knowing that I'm wearing teenagers make-up!.
I have just noticed that Fragrance Direct sells this as well.
A well deserved 5 Dooyoo stars.
I got this from superdrug, basically because I needed a new eyeliner and this one was only £1.99. Miss Sporty seems to be, in my view anyway, a range that is mainly aimed at teenage girls and those are the kind of people I usually find shopping at these sections in superdrug stores.
This range can not be found at Boots.
I was about 14 when I bought this. I chose to get it in black, I suppose because I didn't know that much about it and black seemed the most basic colour so I just went for it.
The eye liner itself isn't designed that specially. It is just long and black, with a black lid (I think as I have lost the lid to mine) and in white writing down one of the sides it says the name of the brand. It just looks like what it is really, a black eye pencil.
When wearing this during the day it often smuges. Come lunch time I have black panda eyes, even when it hasn't been raining sometimes so you can't wear this on your bottom eyelid. Another downside to the product apart from smudging is that the colour for me looks too sharp although I'm sure this is only down to personal preference.
This is just an average eye pencil. The price is very good so if you're looking for cheapness more than chicness then this is for you.
I was quite gothy for a number of years, so I've gone through a lot of eyeliner in my time. I bought my first Miss Sporty eye pencil about four years ago and haven't looked back.
The Miss Sporty range is aimed at teenagers, really - the packaging and branding certainly don't scream, "this is serious make-up for serious adults!" The prices are low, the products are colourful and often glittery. For this reason, I wasn't expecting much. But I was poor and needed new make-up, and it was cheap, so I bought a few products, including a black eyeliner. Before this, my favourite eyeliner had been Rimmel's Special Eyes, but I think that'd gone up in price, and that's what made me try Miss Sporty.
The problem with cheap eyeliner is that it often doesn't go on properly - the colour is so watery it's almost invisible, doesn't give any real definition and slides off in minutes. This is not the case with Miss Sporty eyeliner. The black eyeliner is just that - BLACK. It goes on smoothly, it goes on dark and it stays on.
There's nothing remarkable about the packaging here - it's just a black eye pencil with a black lid. It has the brand name written on it. It doesn't need any fancy packaging, though, because it does the job and it does it at an extremely low price.
One day, I decided to pick up a stick of Rimmel's Special Eyes (remember, this used to be my favourite eyeliner), and was actually disappointed with it after using Miss Sporty for so long!
Miss Sporty actually do another eyeliner called Mini Me, which is a twist up one rather than a pencil, but I've used both and I much prefer the basic pencil.
For £1.99, you really can't go wrong with this. It's a nice sturdy eyeliner, too, and one pencil will last a while, even if you use it daily like I do. I'm 23 years old and I think I'll be using this eyeliner for years to come.
Eyeliner is a product that cheap brands rarely do well, but the Miss Sporty eyeliner is great quality. I didn't expect much when I first bought it, but now I've been using it for years, and don't feel the need to try another brand. It retails for about £2 at Superdrug and Boots, which makes it a serious bargain.
I use the pencil in grey, and this shade really brings out my blue eyes. I've also used the pencil in black and brown, and these shades are great too. The pencil also comes in brighter colours which look very pretty.
The pencil creates a fine line, bu it is easy to build up a thicker line for a smoky effect. I've used other cheap liners from Rimmel and No. 7, but found that they smudged and melted after a few hours. Miss Sporty eyeliner does smudge a little, I must admit, but has much better staying power than others I've tried.
Overall, it's a good quality, cheap alternative for those who don't want to spend a fortune on a premium brand, and it comes in a nice variety of colours.
Since the age of 13 I've rarely gone a day without wearing at least the basic makeup (Eyeliner + Mascara) I used to suffer from Trichotillomania during the most of my teens which mainly effected my eyelashes, and felt pretty bare without it!
Because of this I got through makeup at the speed of a horse, so cheapness of eyeliner became quite essential. Wandering through Superdrug one day (I say one day, this is about 4 years ago!) ready to purchase my normal eye pencil the Miss Sporty display caught my eye, quickly scanning for their eyeliner pencils it was the price tag that caught my eye '£1.99!' I quickly discarded my normal liner, which cost almost double, I thought it was worth a shot. 4 years later Miss Sporty are my go-to brand for eyeliner, and I'm rarely without one in my makeup bag.
Miss Sporty is part of Coty Inc, the worlds largest fragrance company, although 20% of their company is Cosmetic based.
Miss Sporty is a low cost cosmetic brand primarily aimed at Teens. With the brand name, and the bright packaging it doesn't take a genius to figure this out! But the with all products priced under £3 it isn't just perfect for Teens and their pocket money, but us more mature girls and our budgets!
The products in the Miss Sporty cover a wide range, from foundations to nail varnish they cover almost every ground leaving most customers spoilt for choice - Plus Miss Sporty promise that none of their products are tested on Animals so you can buy it with a clear conscience.
Miss Sporty's Eye Pencil comes in 5 cutely named shades ranging from more 'natural' shades to icy greys and blue. These are; Magic (Black), Solid (Brown), Basalt, Sky and Savage. (You can see swatches of the last 3 on miss-sporty.co.uk as I'm not 100% sure on the shades)
The kohl on the pencil is quite soft, meaning application is pain-free as you don't have to push hard on the lid to get a good colour build up.
Although long lasting, it's very easy to remove with any Make-up Remover and I've never been graced with a case of Panda Eyes the morning after using it.
The packaging on the Miss Sporty Eyeliners is pretty basic, and practically the same as very other eyeliner on the market.
Roughly the same size and length of a pencil the eyeliner has a little pull off cap on the end which protects the kohl and stops it drying out. The cap is easy to remove, but is quite snug so stays on the pencil well while in your makeup bag. - I'm extremely useless with eyeliner lids and I'm always loosing them as they seem to fall off the pencil but haven't had that problem with this pencil.
The text all over the pencil is white, making it stand out against the background on all the pencils (they change the colour of the 'background' to suit the colour eyeliner inside) and is kept quite minimal. All that's really written is 'Miss Sporty Eye Pencil' and where it was made (In England if you're curious!) plus the little symbol telling you the products life from it's first use - 30 months in this case.
The results of Miss Sporty's eyeliner are near flawless, the application of this product is extremely smooth and quite long lasting. - I put my makeup on at 6:30am and only have to re apply once during the day which is pretty good compaired to other eyeliners I've used.
The eyeliner is quite versatile and can be used quite lightly to just define your eyes for a day time look, or can be used more dramatically on the lid to help create a smokey eyed look.
At £1.99 this is one of the cheapest eyeliners out there (or at least in Superdrug!) and in my opinion it's just as good, if not better, than the more expensive liners. I'd happily recommend this to anyone, and will no doubt continue using it for as long as Miss Sporty keep on making it!
Since the age of around 14, I've always gone back to miss sporty for my black kohl eyeliner pencils.
I've occasionally strayed to different brands (Urban decay and Prestige to name two) but I've always ended up not being as satisfied with other brands as I am with the Miss Sporty kohl eyeliners.
I'm not sure why this is, it isn't an expensive brand (around £2 in superdrug, and probably cheaper online) but it's simplicity just seems to work.
It is pretty much the only eyeliner I've used which does not smudge (never say never, but on a 9/10 basis at least), it is cheap, it lasts a good while and looks good too.
I've used it as lining on both the inside of my eyelid, as well as top liner when going on nights out, and it barely moves all night.
Okay the occasional re-application may be needed but this is expected of pretty much any piece of make-up really.
I'd recommend to anyone who wants a cheap eyeliner that they don't want to replace very often, that hates it when eyeliner smudges (like me!) aged 13-113.
I'm one of these women that are rarely seen WITH make-up on. I'm just not that fussed usually. I only tend to wear it if I'm going somewhere special or if I'm meeting a potential boyfriend. I also believe that make-up can only truly look effective on a lady when it is only worn occasionally.
Therefore, whenever I make that rare trip over to the cosmetics aisle in the chemist, I'm not looking for make-up that claims to work miracles, or make-up that's been endorsed by celebrities or advertised in high-fashion publications.
No, I go in, five pound note clutched in hand, ready to grab whatever cheap-as-chips stuff will not make me look like Coco the Clown.
Miss Sporty Eye Pencil just does it for me. It's a pencil, you can put it on your eyes, and it's cheap! I think the average price is about £1.95 but I've got it in some chemists a lot cheaper than that. It's cheap and it makes me look purdy!
I've been buying the Miss Sporty Eye Pencil about once a year for the last five or six years. I don't need to get it any more than that because it lasts such a long time.
I love the fact it's a pencil. I hate liquid eye-liner. Have you ever applied liquid eye-liner just to find it's gone all over your eyeball and momentarily caused you to believe you'd just permanently blinded yourself? I have. All you have to do with a pencil is give it a little sharpen every so often. I find to keep my Miss Sporty at its best, it's nice to put it in the fridge now and then because it ensures the pointy black part stays hard (ooh matron!)
Oh yeah, and I only ever buy black because as you've probably already gathered, I am not the most adventurous girl when it comes to the cosmetic side of life.
If I was to recommend a eye liner that stays on your eyes longer lasting than any other eye liner, I would have to say Miss Sporty is the one for you. I have used a lot of eye liners in my time, but they never seem to be long lasting. But Miss Sporty is long lasting and dark. It is available to buy in Superdrug and its really cheap, at only £1.99 your grabing yourself a bargain! Its easy to slip into your bag in case you have to use it on a night out, it doesn't take up any room at all! If your against animal cruelty you can be satisfied that this product has not been tested on animals. Other products that are from the range Miss Sporty I wouldn't say there as good as there eye liner with exceptions to the mascara. Over all I thought this product is value for money and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for reading my review and I hope you found this useful.