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      06.03.2014 14:09
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      3D sequin elephant for kids

      INTRODUCTION

      I bought this for my son for Christmas and the one thing I didn't do before I bought this was to look at the age requirements, which is something I normally do when I buy things for my son. My son understandably had a hard time doing this alone so I did help him, and we enjoyed doing it together. Has you can imagine this elephant is different than the other sequin art you can get as this is in 3d.

      IN THE BOX

      In the box you will get the following:-

      A range of coloured sequins.
      2 x bags of pins.
      1 x polystyrene elephant.
      Instruction sheet.

      ABOUT THE 3D SEQUIN ELEPHANT

      Before me and my son started the pinning of the sequins to the elephant, I drawn out the outlines on the elephant with pencil as it requires you to do so, this helps when placing the sequins to it. The elephant is different from the sequin you get on sequin boards as there is no dots to show where to put your sequins.

      Once you have pencilled in the outlines you can then start to fix the pinned sequins to the elephant, you do this by putting the coloured sequin on the pin, and stabbing the pin into the polystyrene elephant. It can get quite difficult as you move on as the pins can get stuck and not being able to push in because of other pins in the elephant, but we got around that by angling the pins into the elephant so they go in.

      Because the instruction sheet doesn't show you where to put the sequins so you have to reply on the box which gives you the picture of the completed elephant, different sides of the box gives you different sides of the elephant so it is quite easy to follow.

      Sort out where you want to start on the elephant then sort out the relevant coloured sequins, it is a little on the fiddly side especially for me, as my fingers aren't small like my sons, so he was putting the sequin on the pins and I was pushing them in.

      AVAILABILITY AND PRICE

      I bought this from ace catalogue for £5.99. You may be able to get this product elsewhere, just shop around for the best price.

      FINAL THOUGHTS

      Me and my son enjoyed doing this together, it showed my son how to work together to make something, it helped bond together, and he enjoyed spending time with doing something he enjoyed doing. It is not quite done yet, but we are getting there, so I will post picture's once it is finished. I wouldn't say it was an hard thing to do but don't do what I did and not get something without looking at the age suitability, although working together helped and if you do buy this for your child keep your eyes on them as they are dealing with pins which are sharp.

      AGE SUITABILITY

      This 3d sequin art kit is suitable for children aged 8 and over, and I do think I will be buying more in the near future.

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      • Letraset ProMarker Set / Art / Craft / 34 Readings / 33 Ratings
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        Pro Markers great for card making

        INTRODUCTION

        I bought these for my card making hobby, I had heard a lot of great reviews of these, and because I wanted to start using stamps on my cards I needed something to colour them in with that would make the stamp look professional in so what style. I used to use felt tips, or pencil crayons before I bought these, but as you know with felt tips they leave streaks in your colouring and pencil crayons was to light in colour and gave an uneven colour. I did see these on the create and craft tv, and saw them in use and just had to buy them.

        WHAT MAKES THESE MARKERS GOOD

        I have been using these markers for nearly a year now and proved to be the best markers for my cards, I love using them and need to get more colours. So what makes these the best markers for the card making hobbyist, well they don't leave any streaks in your work, which is always a good thing when making cards, they make your work look very neat and tidy, with vibrant colour with each stroke.

        The pro markers are alcohol pens, which means it gives the marker versatility to what you can use them on, they don't have to be just used on card and paper, they can be used on glass, acetate and even wood, although I have not tried them ones yet. I do have to say these do smell quite strong when using them, but it doesn't affect your work, but most important of all these are non-toxic markers, so are suitable for kids, but I do not let my son use these as they are expensive markers and I bought these specific for my card making.

        These markers are dual tipped, one end of the marker as a small nib whilst the other end as a bigger nib, for larger coverage of your work, but still doesn't leave streaks. I like the fact you do have 2 nibs to the marker, although I tend to only use the smaller nib a lot of the time in my work, as most of what I colour in are fine detail. I have also noticed they dry quickly to so there is no smudging of the colours, which also good when doing colouring.

        The markers are also fantastic for shading, blending and highlighting your work, these are most important to me when I use these for colouring in on my cards. You do get a blender pen, which can add colour or take away colour from your work depending on the shading you want to achieve. Also you can highlight certain pieces of your work to give it a professional look, which I do quite a lot in my images, you can go over the colours many times and do leave that scruffy look what you get when you use felt tips.

        The markers are set in collections which each collection have 6, 12 and 24 in them, each collection are made up of tones, which all work together. I started off with the pastel collection and I haven't been disappointed yet, but now because I have used the markers and understand what they do and how good they look on my cards, I am now saving up for more. You do have to be careful when using them, always remember to put the lids back on otherwise they dry out very quickly, and also keep them away from any kind of heat for the same reason.

        The markers are quite bulky compared to other markers and felt tips, but that doesn't bother me, I find them better to hold then using the felt tips. The colour of the markers is written on the markers alongside a strip of the colour. Each nibs are covered by a black lid which click into place so they don't come off easily.

        AVAILABILITY AND PRICE

        I bought my these pastel markers from hobby craft, which cost me £8.99 for 6 markers (including the blender) I do suggest shopping around when buying these though you might be able to get a better deal, although be careful where you get them from. I am not putting down Amazon when I say this, but when I was on there earlier I was reading reviews on the markers as that is where I was going to buy my next collection, some reviews are saying they received them but half or all the colours didn't work, so just be careful when buying these.

        FINAL OPINION

        I love these markers and I don't think I will use anything else for my cards, I recommend anyone doing arts to give these a try you won't be disappointed. I am glad I have tried these, and I have produced some lovely images with these markers, and even though they are quite expensive it is the quality that waves over the price in this occasion. I cannot wait until I get my next collection of these markers as I use these all the time and I can't be happier with them.

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        19.02.2014 13:29
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        Trike for children.

        INTRODUCTION

        We bought this for my son for Christmas as he wanted something different from a bike and a scooter which he has had many is his little life time. He seen one in the smyths toy store before Christmas which he had a ride on and he loved it, so I knew that be the thing to get him for Christmas. We decided on moshi monsters as he did have a crave on it, and seems that moshi monster is for either boys or girls it was a good choice.

        THE GARAGE

        As you get this trike it will be delivered or bought in a huge box. So as you imagine it will need building, my partner built this on Christmas Eve and took nearly an hour. The good thing is that it was not difficult and all the tools you will need to fix up the trike comes in the box, so no hunting for tools.
        Most of the parts to the trike are pretty big so not as fiddly as some toys you have to build, the trike is made from hard plastic so hard wearing and metal framing, so is firm and sturdy when using it. Once you have finished building it you then have the fun of the stickers to place on the trike.

        TRIKE NEWS

        The trike is nothing like a bike, it is closer to the ground when riding it, there is no oily chains, and the peddles are further away from the seat. I was a little concerned that my son wouldn't be able to reach the peddles but he does fine, although it wouldn't of mattered so much as the seat can be adjusted. There is no need for a chain on this trike because the peddles are situated on the front wheel and that enables my son to peddle with ease, without a chain falling off, which is the problem we have had in the past with bikes he has had.

        I have asked my son whether or not it is comfortable when riding around on it and he says yes, so no problems there, there is not a padded seat like you get with bikes, it is hard plastic. I suppose if he played on it a lot outside then it might hurt his little bottom, with the weather we have at the moment it is hard to tell as he don't go out on it as much. I would probably give him a little cushion to sit on when he can play on it for longer in the summer if it becomes uncomfortable for him.
        I wouldn't say that the trike is that big really although because it is bulkier than a bike it does take up some storage room, at the moment we keep it under our stairs, keeping it safe and dry as we don't want the rust to set in the metal in this weather. Not sure it would fit in my shed outside at the moment as there isn't much room in there so in summer it will going in there once I have had another clear out.

        The trike also has front brakes so easy to slow down or stop if my son goes down hills, or needs to stop or slow down if going too fast, which my son is getting used to using. I think that the trike is a lot better than his bike and my son seems to think so too. You have a moshi monster banner which is attached to both handle bars going across the front of the trike, which gives the added touch to the trike.
        The 2 wheels on the back of the trike are made of hard plastic and that is why it is quite noisy when my son plays on it outside, although it doesn't bother him. The front wheel however is bigger than the back ones and is made of rubber, so same wheel as you would get on a bike.

        OTHER TRIKE NEWS

        This trike is made for children from 6+ years, which my son is 6 and has no problems riding around on this, I wasn't sure whether he would play on this trike because the of the colours, the trike is coloured purple and blue, and normally my on wont entertain anything that he thinks is a girls colour, but he is fine with this.

        AS you know the trike is modelled from the moshi monsters so many people will be familiar with them, and something my son got into before Christmas, because of the colour of the trike it would be suitable for boys and girls especially if they like the moshi monsters collection.
        I think that this trike would make an ideal first bike to any child if you can get one with a age suitable for younger children, it will be more sturdy, safer, and fun, and children will just love it.

        AVAILABILITY AND PRICE

        We bought this from the 24ace catalogue priced at £89.99, do I think this is expensive for a trike, no I don't I think it is reasonable to say that you could spend this on a bike, and the trike as proved to be hard wearing and suitable and fun for my son. I would shop around before agreeing to purchase it as you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.

        FINAL TRIKE NEWS

        I would recommend this to anyone with a child with the suitable age to get this they will love it. I do consider this as being safer than riding a bike, because of the seat is closer to the ground and you have a seat that is bigger enough for your bum to fit on, and not fall off.

        There are still general items that you can get for the trike like you would a bike, like the bell that sits on the handle bars, spokes decorations to go on the front wheel. Overall I like the trike and my son loves it, the only problem I have is the noise it makes when my son plays on it, because of the plastic wheels on the back.

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          02.02.2014 14:41
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          Football Table

          **INTRODUCTION**

          We bought this football table for my son for Christmas as this was something he asked Santa for. It is made by smoby so we knew that this was going to be worth the money spent and also a good product for my son to play on, and we wasn't wrong. We was trying to get things that my son wanted for Christmas as there wasn't money being wasted on toys that he would never play on, and he is at the age now where he knows what he wants. Overall I am very happy with the table and seems very sturdy, and my son loves it.

          **BUILDING**

          The table does come in flat pack so will need building, you do get the instructions within the box, and is easy to follow, it took my partner around 15-30 minutes to build the table, which isn't bad. You do also have some stickers in the box to put on the table to make it look more appealing. You have all the equipment, screws so there will be looking or buying the right equipment to put this table together.

          **ABOUT THE TABLE**

          The table is a reasonable size at 75 x 47cm so not too big or too small. Also the legs can be toggled with so that they fold flat when not playing with it, so easy to store away, all we do is undo the screws a little bit on the legs and they begin to fold. The football table itself is clear and printed on the pitch, looks like a proper realistic pitch, it comes with 2 teams blue and white, and with 2 balls.

          Playing the game is easy the object is to win the match, by hitting the ball into the opponent's net scoring the goal, on the side of each player there are 9 scoring markers which slide across the small marker grid. The players are situated on rods that allow you to move the players side to side, and twisting the handles will allow your players to kick the ball. The rods are supported by springs with side allowing you the player not to be bashing in the side of the table.

          You have 4 handles on the table to control on each rod you have from 1-5 players on each, but up to you where you put the players when building it as long they are the same as the other teams otherwise he wouldn't be fair. The table can be quite noisy when playing the game, with the ball running across the pitch, as the pitch is made from thin board, which as you know can be quite noisy. I think it would have been better if the pitch had felt on the top of the board to cause the noise to reduce when playing the game.

          The nets are made of soft plastic and coloured grey, these are situated inside the table, at each of the table there is a pocket similar to a snooker table but in a rectangular shape, which is situated under the nets, and these are the goals. The ball is black and white in colour and is a very hard ball, so will be very hard wearing. The ball has no problems on the table and not to heavy so easy for kicking the ball with the players.

          Each of the legs of the table have blue plastic socks on the bottom of them, these are to keep the table steady and straight, which do the trick nicely. The players are made of hard plastic and very neatly painted, these are the key when playing football, and very easy to move and to kick the ball.

          **AVAILABILITY AND PRICE**

          Here are the places you can buy this football table from:-

          Ace 24 - £69.99
          Argos - £69.99
          Amazon - £56

          The price of the table is a little on the expensive side and I think you will get a better deal shopping around at other stores for the better deal.

          **LAST WORDS**
          In my opinion I think the table is well worth the money I know it seems to be a bit expensive to people but money is no concept to me if my child is happy. My son plays one game with me or his dad every night and does play on his own through the day, and he enjoys it very much so a good buy. The fact that the table is still in one piece is good and that it seems to be sturdy when playing with it, the balls are still with us and haven't disappeared is also a good thing.

          **MY SONS OPINION**

          The football table is hard because it is really strong. I love playing with my favourite football table.

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          26.01.2014 15:26
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          Bath time paint for kids

          **INTRODUCTION**

          I am writing a review on body paint for children to use whilst in the bath, I have read good reviews on this product, and also got feedback from when I used to do Avon myself. This is a popular product in the Avon range as nearly every order had at least one of these, but I actually never tried it myself.
          My son hates anything on his hands, so I didn't think he would use it. But one day when I was sorting out the orders my son seen this and read it and was curious as to what it was, so I told him and explained to him what it did. He seemed interested and he told me he wanted some.

          **WHY BUY IT?**

          I bought this product as a trial for my son to see if he would use it. I have been told from customers in the past that this was something their kids looked forward to when going for their bath, and kept them entertained for ages, because of the good reviews from customers that made me want to try it for myself, and I wasn't disappointed.

          I also bought because it was a cheap product to buy and would last a long time depending on much he uses the product. It is extremely easy to use, and not too big for the kids to hold, it goes on and off the skin easy and there is no marks to where he has used to paint, so it is safe to use.
          I wouldn't suggesting putting the paint on the face, or at least not near the mouth or eyes, my son does put it on his face but only on his cheeks and forehead. We have had no problems using this paint, and my son loves it so I am glad I chose to buy it.

          **HOW TO USE**

          The paint comes in a roll on bottle, with a white screw on lid. Once you unscrew the lid there is a hint of the fragrance that you can small, there is a ball on the top which rolls around when moved, this makes it easily to apply the paint to the skin, the more you roll the stronger the colour and fragrance. You can either use this on dry or wet skin it doesn't really make a difference as it works either way, my son uses it on wet and dry skin.

          I have had no problems with my son using this, no visible marks or spots after he has used it, or whilst he is using it, so it is very safe for kids to use on their delicate skin. My son doesn't have a problem using this paint, the bottle is small enough to fit into his hand, and knows how to use it.
          Always supervise your child when using this, making sure that it doesn't go into their eyes and near the mouth, or like join in and use the paint yourself to make it more fun.

          **ONES I HAVE TRIED**

          I have tried the orange, bubble gum, coconut ones, and my son loves them all. The colour of the paint differs with each one and so does the fragrance.

          Bubble gum - smells like bubblegum but it isn't strong smelling, it's just a hint of fragrance. And is pink in colour.
          Coconut - does smell like coconut and is blue in colour.
          Orange - as a stronger fragrance than the other 2 and is orange in colour.
          I think there are more fragrances and colours out there but just not tried them yet in which I will in time.

          **AVAILABILITY & PRICE**

          I bought these from Avon priced at 2 items for £3. Although I think they are priced £1.75 when not on offer. I am unsure whether you buy this product outside of Avon. When they are on offer or not they are value for money and will last a long time. The size of the roll on is 50ml , and I will be trying other fragrances soon.

          **A FEW LAST WORDS**

          I have to say I like this product for my son, it is safe and easy to use, and allows him to get dirty but in a good way. It is easy to apply to the skin, and gives off nice hints of fragrance. You don't have to spend lots of time to wash it off, as with a shower head or a lightly run with his hands he is clean again and paint free. Like I have mentioned my son has no problems with using this on his own, and has many fun bath times in the result of this.

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          • Beach Buggy Blitz (iOS) / Apps / 33 Readings / 33 Ratings
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            Great buggy race

            -( INTRODUCTION )-

            I first came across this when I downloaded it for my son to play as he loves racing games, and looking at the graphics before downloading it I thought it looked a fun game for my son to play. My son loves this game, and because me and his dad had a god to help my son to get further in the game we liked it so we have downloaded it to our tablet.

            -( DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING )-

            You can download this game from off the google play store, and it's a free game to play which is always a good thing. It only took a few seconds to download although it does depend on the internet. Once it has been downloaded to your tablet it will then install the game instantly, so there is no messing about. It only took a few minutes to install if that, it also sends a shortcut to your homepage on your tablet so is in easy reach when wanting to play the game.

            -( ABOUT BEACH BUGGY BLITZ )-

            Once you click the icon to start play the game the game will load up, it only take a few seconds to load. You will see the peep in his buggy, with a few icons surrounding him, such things as:-

            Trophy Cup - When you go here you will see all the achievements that you have made in the game.
            Newspaper - Clicking here lets you follow the buggy blitz news through twitter, Facebook and google plus.
            Google + - Clicking here will allow you to share your progress in the game.

            You have also got the coin icon which will allow you to buy coins for real cash. Next to it gives you how many coins you have got through playing the game.

            You have the settings icon which is a cog, clicking here will allow you to toggles with audio, controls, graphics, community and see the credits of the game.

            Buggy Icon - This will enable you to change buggies, buy upgrades, and boosts. And not forgetting to paint your car and change the décor on the buggy.

            Peep icon - Going here will enable you to change driver of your buggy.

            Power ups - Here you can buy power ups that gives you many boosts to your car, you have 5 to choose from.

            Rocket icon - You can buy gadgets here which I haven't tried yet, there are only 4 to choose from but they do look helpful for getting you further on the track.

            Time to race once you have toggled everything you need to.

            Click play and get racing. I have red on reviews on this game that the track is the same every time you start, the beginning is always the same but then seems to change on every other race, which doesn't bother me as it probably would get boring if you keep racing the same track over and over.

            The object of the game is to race further and further on the track to reach a high score, collecting coins, magnets and shields on the way to help you gain speed, collect coins easily and to stop the slowing down when you crash into something. As I mentioned earlier in the review you have obstacles in the way of your race, and everything you hit will slow you down, which can get annoying sometimes. You have to make it to the next check point to give you extra time.

            You can buy things for your car once you have the coins to afford them, so getting saving up as these make a difference to your racing. Each buggy you buy will have different features on them, well actually they all have the brakes, shields and speed, but with each buggy they will change with the buggy you have chosen.

            -( GRAPHICS AND SOUNDS )-

            I think the graphics and sounds in this game are great, I cannot fault them. Although the whole are in a cartoon world it doesn't make the game any less appealing, it gives the game the fun factor. You can toggle the audio and graphics within the settings to adjust them so that they are right for you.

            The realism about the game is the driving effect, like when you run through the water you see the splashes and ripples in the water, when you run into objects such as the crabs and birds, they fly off the crabs help though when you bash into them as they take away the objects in front of you if you hit right.

            Even when you crash into the huts and trees you see then smash up, with wood flying everywhere. You do have the sound of the engines from your buggy, and some background music if you wish but I seem to play with the sound off as it can make me lose concentration.

            -( FINAL OPINION )-

            I like playing this game and so does my son, we like the fact that it is a fun game to play, its free to play, it is easy to play, the graphics and sounds are great for this time of game. Also if you do get stuck in the game or you roll over in your buggy because of you crashing you can refresh it using the refresh icon in the game and it will take you back to where you started from before the crash.

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            • M&M's Peanut / Chocolate / 35 Readings / 35 Ratings
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              Colourful, tasty, crunchy sweets

              -( INTRODUCTION )-

              When I went out shopping I decided to pop down the sweet isle in Tesco's to get my son some sweets, I know bad thing to do, but every kid needs sweets sometimes. As I was browsing I came across these, no I didn't buy the bag for my son, but I did buy some for myself.

              I am not so keen on nuts as they are to dry, but wanted to give these a try. I know these have nuts in them and yes you can taste them, but it isn't overpowering the sweet itself as the nut is wrapped in chocolate and then a crunchy shell, and even the nut wasn't that dry.

              -( LOOK & TASTE )-

              There are many different colours in the bag and each colour have a different taste, which makes them even yummier. The M&M's are about the size of a pea so not so big, and not so small, although some can be a bit bigger than a pea, the first thing you taste when you pop one in your mouth is the flavour, I can't seem to make out the flavour when they are in my mouth. When you take a bite you have the crunch of the shell, then the chocolate inside which tastes nice, then the peanut, all together makes the great sweet.

              Each sweet has a white M on it, the crunchy shell is smooth to the touch so not ideal for young children as they can choke on them. I also have to say that they aren't as sickly as some sweets can be, which means you can eat as many as you want. There are so much flavour that goes around your mouth when eating these, with the crunchy flavoured shell, the smooth milk chocolate and the crunchy peanut.

              -( PACKAGING )-

              The M&M's come in a yellow bag, with the words peanut M&M's written on it, there are some of the M&M's near the bottom of the bag to give you an insight to what's in the bag. The back of the bag gives the customer valuable information about the contents of the bag including such things as ingredients, Nutrition information, email addresses, company name, address and phone numbers.

              -( AVAILABILITY & PRICE )-

              I bought this 185g bag of M&M's from Tesco's for a £1 which was an offer, I am not sure how much they normally are for this size bag but grabbed them whilst they were on offer. You can get them from Sainsbury's, Asda, or any other supermarket.

              -( FINAL OPINION )-

              I have to say I do enjoy these very much, would I recommend and buy them again, yes I would. I bought these as they were on offer and because I wanted something a little different to nibble on. The only thing with these are they are Moorish I just can't stop eating them once one goes in my mouth.

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              Face Mask

              ~~INTRODUCTION~~

              I got this part of a gift set, I have used this a few times now which I don't normally use such things as this. I decided to try it and see how it improved my skin, I couldn't resist it to be honest, and I like to pamper myself as much as the next person sometimes. I am not sure if it is my age but more times than not I feel like a nice hot bath and then to pamper myself, painting my nails, body lotion, and the works, in the younger years

              ~~LOOK AND FEEL~~

              The look of the mask isn't a pleasant colour, it's a dark green in colour, and it looks smooth in texture, and feels quite cool when it hits your face. It is also thick in consistency and is easy to apply to the face. When I used it for the first time it felt quite heavy on my skin, but I think maybe I put too much on my face, so the next time I used it I tended to put less on and it felt better.

              ~~ABOUT THE MASK~~

              Before I went ahead to apply the mask to my face, I read the instructions printed on the back of the tube, although the print was quite small I could just make out what it said on how to apply the mask. Tilt the tube where the opening of the tube is touching your hand and squeeze the tube until the mask slides onto your hand, it does leave the tube easily when squeezing the tube.

              Thinly apply the mask to your face, covering the whole of your face, but be careful of your eyes, it sticks to your face like mud would, not like I have ever tried it, but doesn't dry hard onto your face so you can still move your face whilst it is applied.

              Keep the face mask on your face for a least 5 - 10 minutes because rinsing off with warm water. Depending on how thick you have put the mask on will depend on how easily it will rinse off, when I applied the mask the first time, which I have stated I put on too thickly it took a few rinses of water to get it off, and I also noticed my eyes stung whilst the mask was on too.

              I do have to admit my face felt much cleaner than it normally would, and looks smoother too. It has kept the feeling for a few days after too, which is a great feeling, and I feel as though I have been pampered all over again, my face feels soft to touch which as not felt this soft ever. I will be using this again and will also buy more when this runs out.

              ~~THE TUBE~~

              The mask comes in a 75ml white squeezable tube, which states the name on the front of the tube, on the back of the tube you have the instructions on how to apply the mask to your face in more than one language, and what it is used for. The mask is applied to soften your face which it does well, and also draw out impurities from your skin, leaving it clean and soft. You also have the ingredients listed, I won't go into details on this so make sure you read the back of the tube before applying to the face.

              ~~AVAILABILITY AND PRICE~~

              You can buy this from Avon - £5 or choose 2 products for £6 which works out better. I am unsure whether you can pick this up from other shops, you would have to shop around. Like I stated I don't really shop for these products as I don't normally use them.

              ~~FINAL OPINION~~

              I shall be buying this again as I like the way it makes my face hydrated and clean. I know it sounds a little pricey at £5 but a little goes along way with this product and it does state to only use this twice a week, so should last a while. I am glad I got it and also used it, and I do recommend this product. It doesn't really have a distinctive smell to it which isn't' a bad thing in my book as it is going to be washed off anyway.

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                Monsters Inc

                INTRODUCTION

                Ethan my son got this annual for Christmas and he loves it, it isn't a normal reading book there are activities inside the book as well, which he enjoys doing. Ethan doesn't know about the Monsters Inc until now, he hasn't watched the film but seems to know the characters very well since reading the book, and is a book that he comes to nearly every day and doesn't get bored or get uninterested.

                ABOUT THE BOOK

                The book is hardback and is very colourful throughout the book. Looking through the book with Ethan, the first page of the book we come to is who the book belongs to where Ethan can put his own picture, which he hasn't done yet, but he will in time. You also have the contents and information pages which is a help but not to a young child.

                As we proceed into the book, you get to pages where you have to do activities to complete the story, which Ethan loves the most. It shows you all the monsters that are in the book, and how scary they are, you have mazes to do, drawings to draw, colouring pages to colour, spot the difference between pictures, match ups, counting games, mathematics, and spelling activities to do.

                You have pages that tell you all about the characters mike and sully which is an interesting read in itself, especially if you haven't watched the film. The book as short stories which enables the child to enjoy the story without getting bored and uninterested in the book. The fact that this book is not a story book keeps Ethan occupied for a while, doing the games, and reading the short stories in between.


                AVAILABILITY AND PRICE

                I have found that you can get this book from Amazon at £2.74, although I know that this book cost Ethan's Grandma £7.99 as the price sticker is on the back of the book. There might be other book stores where you can buy this book.

                FINAL THOUGHTS

                I have to admit I like this book as well as Ethan, there are plenty of activities for a child to do, short stories to read, and characters to read about. This will keep a child occupied for a while, Ethan loves this book and looks after it well like he does all his books. There are plenty of these types of books and some that I know Ethan will love as he does this one and I think I will be buying them soon.

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                  A story a day

                  ** INTRODUCTION **

                  My son got this book for Christmas off his grandma and granddad ad he loves it, there are so many stories ad rhymes for him to read. I told family members that he loves to read so this was one of many books he got for Christmas, he tends to read this book when he goes to bed at night or he chooses one for me or his dad to read to him before he goes to bed. He said to me when he opened this, * I can't read of this book there are too many pages *, until I told him to read the front cover, then he understood that there were 365 stories in the book for him to read.

                  ** ABOUT THE BOOK **

                  The front of the book is quite colourful, with it being an animal book you have animals on the front cover, 2 dinosaurs, birds and a snake. The book is made by chad valley which is a good make within the toy range for kids, so I knew the book was going to be good. As you can imagine with 365 stories in the book the book is quite thick, the cover feels as though it is padded and the pages are quite thick so hopefully wont rip easily.

                  The first page you come to is a cover page for the book which just reads 365 Animal Stories and Rhymes for Boys, and a picture of a teddy bear underneath. In fact on the next pages states the same although this page as a group of animals grouped together underneath. You also have the names of people that have put the book together, name and address of the company that has produced the book.

                  Continuing through the book we then got to see what is in the book by looking at the contents page, my son didn't want to read through the contents, although he did understand what that page was, he just wanted to get into the book and read one of the many stories or rhymes, which you cannot blame him.

                  After continuing the 6 pages of the contents, we then got to the first story of the book, which was called the fox and the crow, my son had no problems in reading this to me, and enjoyed the story. Some of the stories are spread across one or 2 pages of the book or in some stories 3-4, but my son has no problems in reading the stories with them being short and fun to read.

                  The stories and rhymes are easy to read my son is 6 and he can read the stories without help, but all children are different in their reading so come children might find it difficult to read the stories. The font and size are reasonable and easy to read, it's not too small, and not too big. All stories and rhymes in the book have lovely coloured pictures to illustrate the story, which my son loves has well.
                  The back cover on the book gives a little rhyme which says:-

                  A story or rhyme to share for every day of the year!
                  Snuggle up together for a whole year of classic fairy tales and rhymes, from Old MacDonald and The three little pigs to the three billy goats gruff.

                  I always encourage my son to read one a night, some nights he will some nights he won't, but he does tend to read a lot when he is in the mood, and I am happy that he loves reading as much as he does.

                  ** AVAILABILITY AND PRICE **

                  Like I mentioned in the early stages of the review that my son received this as a present from his grandma at Christmas. His grandma as told me she did get it from Argos for the price of £3.99, which I well worth the money.

                  ** FINAL THOUGHTS **

                  My final thoughts on this book is I am happy with what I have seen in the book and also to what I have heard Ethan read, and what I have read to my Ethan. The book has many stories and rhymes in there to keep Ethan entertained and to keep up with his reading.

                  I am thinking that I will be buying more of these types of books as I know Ethan loves reading from this book as the stories are not long and he doesn't get bored or loses a page when he hasn't got to the end of the stories. I recommend this book or type of book to anyone with children, it's worth the £3.99.

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                  Case for your puzzles

                  INTRODUCTION

                  I got this porta puzzle a few years ago now, and is something I use a lot. I wanted something I could use to do my jigsaws on and also to keep safe for when I have to put it away. I used to use a piece of wood to do my puzzles on, until I knew about the puzzle mats out there. I did try using the puzzle roll you can buy but to be honest I couldn't get the hang of it and wasn't for me. So went on the lookout for something I could use to do my puzzles on, to keep the puzzle intact when I wasn't doing it anymore, and also that I could store away easily, and that wouldn't take up much room.

                  WHAT IS A PORTA PUZZLE?

                  The porta puzzle is exactly what it says on the tin, it's a porta puzzle mat/case. The case itself is made from a black soft leather material, with plastic handles, so easy to carry around. You have a double zip that goes all around the edge of the case to keep the jigsaw safe inside the case when not using it. When I opened up the case the inside was made from grey felt on both sides of the mat and is slightly cushioned, There are 2 dividers inside also, these are for separating the pieces of the puzzle and which keeps the puzzle securely in the case and intact when storing it away.

                  The case is quite big in size, although it isn't bulky, this mat holds up to a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. The case when zipped up can fit underneath your sofa or chair with ease, that is how thin it is, easily stored away without taking up the room. Although when you're doing your jigsaw on this and when opened out you will need quite a bit of room, which luckily I have now. Even though it is big in size it isn't heavy to carry round.

                  Durability of the case is satisfactory, I have never spilt nothing on it, and won't do this to test for this review. But there has been some marks on the leather, which easily rubs of either using water, or baby wipes, so it is easy to clean up. I know this might sounds silly but after every puzzle that I do on the mat I do give it a quick vacuum over, has it does gather bits on it, especially the dust from the puzzle. I have to also mention that I have had this case for many years now and there are no tears or rips in the material, which is a good thing.

                  I am not sure whether these puzzle cases come in smaller sizes but I have seen this size one and the one above which is a bigger one and would enable you to do puzzles up to 1500, which is something I want. Although I wouldn't get rid of this one as it still prove to be useful to me for doing smaller jigsaws.

                  AVAILABILITY AND PRICE

                  You can buy this porta puzzle from places like:-

                  Argos £29.99
                  Amazon from £18 - £31.99

                  FINAL THOUGHTS

                  I really like this case its light so you have no worries carrying from one room to another, and easy to take anywhere. It is easy to store away without taking no room, and you can also do the puzzle on your knee with this case although because I am quite short I can manage this. I like the way the puzzle stays intact when it has been stored away, and is easy to clean. You can also use this puzzle case standing up in a tent like way and do the puzzle to stop the bending over if doing it on the floor, and the puzzle does not fall of the case. It is handy having the boards inside the case for separating different pieces of the puzzle, in which you have the top of the case when opened out also as extra space. Would I recommend this to family and friends .... Yes I would. This is great for anyone that enjoys doing puzzles, is it worth the money spent on this item, yes it is, every penny.

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                    ~~* INTRODUCTION *~~

                    After my phone contract ran out I was debating on either to stay with contract phone or to simply go with pay as you go, after a few days of debating I decided on staying with the phone company and got a new contract with them. I was browsing the shop online for a new handset, as I didn't like the nokia one that I had for 2 years, so I decided on this Samsung phone which was cheaper to get a contract with then the old nokia that I had, so was pretty happy.

                    ~~* IN THE BOX *~~

                    You will get the handset
                    Battery
                    Usb lead to charge your phone
                    The plug
                    And not forgetting the instruction booklet.

                    ~~* INFORMATION *~~

                    First glimpse at the phone I was happy with it, and that was without playing about with it to see what it can do as a phone and also with what features it had inside. After fully charging the phone I decided it was time to have a play with and see how it felt and what it could do, even though I only tend to use my phone for the odd phone call and texting, and sometimes to read emails.

                    The 4.3 inch amoled screen makes the phone much brighter in the colours and very clear, compared to the nokia I had. The screen on this Samsung helps with what it can fit on the screen, I love large screens on phones, but some phones have a large screen but tends to cut half the picture off when setting it, or the colours seem to suffer and is pixelated, but glad to say this has nothing like that.

                    The photos that I take with this phone are very clear, and again the colours are deep in colour, I do use my phone quite a lot when taking photos as I do not have a camera, this is something that is essential when choosing the phone, I need a good camera, and with this phone having a 8mp camera, it never lets me down. I have also noticed when taking photos I have not had any photos that are either blurred or red eyed which you get with some phones.

                    I have also use the video recording on the phone as I recorded my sons Christmas play, and when playing it back there was no fault with it what so ever, so I was very happy, it was very clear like when you record of a camcorder, I don't tend to do a lot of recording on the phone as it isn't my thing, but that was a special play that I needed to store and remember.

                    The phone itself is fast with everything it does, whether browsing the web, reading emails or even playing games, When switching between web sites it never lags or slows down, it never freezes, but I guess that is down to the 1.7GHz duel core processor inside the phone. The dual core processors means that you can access double the amount of apps, we browsers as you would normally do on a phone with just a single core, and won't slow down or freeze up your phone.

                    The 8 GB storage allows you to download games, apps, songs and games and store them to your phone, although I don't keep songs on my phone as I have an iPod to do that, and I listen to all my songs on there. I do however use my phone occasionally to play games mostly Facebook games, so the space I have on my phone is simply for storage for my photos that I have taken with the phone.

                    ~~* ABOUT THE PHONE *~~

                    The phone itself is easy to use, and with it being 125mm by 61mm it fits into my hand with ease, it doesn't bulk through pockets as it is very slim at just 8.94mm I have even put this phone in my purse when I haven't got any pockets that's just how slim it is. Also it's not very heavy either which is always a good thing in a phone weighing at just 109gms, which won't weigh you down when carrying it around with you.

                    The phone does come with certain apps installed mostly to do with google, like google maps, google plus, Gmail, google apps store, and many more. Unfortunately you cannot delete these from the phone, as I have tried to free up more space on the phone for more important things, but never mind. I do use some of the services as the google store sometimes and Gmail.

                    The sound quality on the phone is very clear, crisp and loud for a phone. There are a few ringtones that come on the phone, and message beeps, and that is really the only sound I have on my phone. I use the phone sometimes for alarms when I need to get up in a morning or even when I have a crafty nap in the afternoons. Also when I use the phone for phone calls I have noticed it does cut out most if not all background noise, so its loud and clear when I call someone which is also important.

                    ~~* LOOK AND FEEL *~~

                    The look of the phone is sleek, slim and very light to handle which is everything in a phone, you don't want something that is bulky and heavy. The white smooth case hugs the 4.3 inch screen, giving the phone a very expensive look and feel to it. The phone is also dust and water resistant which is also a good thing, now I haven't tried putting the phone in water just in case, but this is what the woman on the phone told me, I have never seen any dust on the phone, so that bit must be true.

                    Like I have mentioned the white case is a very smooth touch, but that doesn't mean it's hard to handle or carry round with you as there is still enough grip to the phone. The phone is small enough to hold in one hand with ease, so at least you can multitask much easier.

                    ~~* AVAILABILITY AND PRICE *~~

                    I mentioned in my introduction that I got this on contract with virgin, but you can get this phone on pay as you go from places like:-

                    Amazon at £253
                    Argos at £389.99
                    Car phone warehouse at £549

                    These are just places I have found that sell the phone, but I would shop around.

                    ~~* FINAL OPINION *~~

                    Well what more can I say that what I have already said, well the phone works with android jelly bean 4.2, which is a popular operating system for phones. Do I think the phone is worth what I pay a month? Yes I do, would I pay for the phone if I had to? Yes I would, it does everything I want it to do with no faults. I haven't dropped the phone or anything yet so cannot comment on the durability, and hopefully this won't happen. I have to say I am very happy with this phone and I don't think I will be changing it for a while. Although it does everything I need and want it to do it does brilliantly.

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                      Sequin art

                      *{INTRODUCTION}*

                      I bought this sequin art for my 6 year old son, as he loves doing anything creative. I was not sure whether he would be able to do but he has proved me wrong so far, at first he was not sure how to do until I sat him down and shown him what to do now he can do it on his own, the only problem he has is the pins hurt his little thumbs after a while of playing with it. I also have to say I am not writing about the butterflies as advertised but I am writing about the spaniel one, which is the same thing.

                      *{IN THE BOX}*

                      You will get in the box:-

                      A piece of black velvet material, with white dots on it which forms a picture of the spaniel.
                      A number of coloured sequins packed in see through bags.
                      2 bags of pins.
                      A polystyrene frame board, which your black velvet material fits on.
                      A coloured guide to follow.

                      *{WHAT IS SEQUIN ART?}*

                      Sequin art is another form of being crafty, don't worry if you're not creative as this is something that will show you how to create beautiful pictures using pins and sequins. There is no drawing, no colouring and no painting involved, which creates no mess. I do recommend if your child is younger than eight then supervision will be needed, I would say this sequin art is ideal for 6+ ages as the pins can be dangerous for kids under that age.

                      Before you start your picture sort out all the coloured sequins into containers or pots, also place the pins in something that is easy for kids to grab. Once we had done that we went onto pinning the black velvet material to the polystyrene frame board as this will stop the material from moving or creasing up when you're placing the sequins. Then we got the coloured guide to follow at the side of us whilst we did the pinning, so we can determine where and what coloured sequin is needed.

                      Once we had done this we started with an area of the picture and worked on it. Placing the required coloured sequin on the pin, then pushing it into the material which is backed with the polystyrene frame. My son did have a few problems at the start into placing the pins not because they are hard to push in, he was putting them in the material at an angle, once he got over that he was fine.

                      Once you have completed the design if you have any pins and sequins left over you can use them to decorate the frame, and then hang it up on the wall. Although my son hasn't finished his yet, as he can't do much of it at one time has the pins get the better of him.

                      *{SIZE AND WEIGHT}*

                      The size of this design is approx. 25cm x34cm which isn't too small and isn't too big for little ones to do. And because it is mostly made up of polystyrene and weighing at 100g it is easy to carry round.

                      *{AVAILABILITY AND PRICE}*

                      I bought this one from 24ace at price of £12.99 you can buy this also from places like:-

                      Amazon - £12.18
                      Ebay - £7.99

                      *{FINAL THOUGHTS}*

                      My final thoughts on this item is that it is fantastic for kids to do, it gives you everything you need to make the desired picture, it is easy to do but can be a little hard for kids to start off with. Do I think it is worth the money? Yes I do, and not only do you get the picture to do, you have a frame that comes with it that you can decorate however you like and with whatever you like.

                      I do insist on being around when your child does this, because of the sharp pins, although I have not had a problem with my son doing this apart from after a while his fingers do hurt, when pushing down the pins. It is easy to push down the pins through the polystyrene, and even to place the sequins on the pins, so ideal for kids to work on. When my son plays with this he does spend a while doing it and does enjoy it, even I enjoy doing it, but I am a crafty person.

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                        ** INTRODUCTION **

                        I came across this when I was Christmas shopping over the internet, then it kind of distracted me as I started to read up on it and what it was all about, as many of you know I love this type of game so was a must to get it. Although I wanted it I couldn't really get it before Christmas as there was other things I had to get and which took more priority. It was a good job I did hold back into getting it until after the Christmas period as my partner bought it for me as a Christmas present, and haven't stopped playing it since.

                        ** INSTALLING THE GAME **

                        The installation is easy to do as long you have a CD/DVD drive in your computer or laptop. But always checked before buying games that you read the specs the game requires to run on your computer otherwise you will be disappointed when it doesn't run. Pop the CD into the drive on your computer and if it doesn't auto run, go into the computer icon on your computer and double click on the camping manager game in the CD/DVD drive, then it will start to install, just follow the instructions on the screen, it doesn't take long to install, I would say about 5 - 10 minutes if that.

                        ** STARTING THE GAME **

                        After installing the game there will be a short cut icon on the desktop of your computer, click it and then your game will start up. You will see a menu which includes the following:-

                        Campaign - This is for people that like a challenge, you play campaigns which give you goals to achieve, if you are successful into completing the goals then you will unlock another campaign to complete. The campaigns are quite difficult in my experience but with a little understanding and playing around you will get the hang of it and get better. The completion of the campaigns will allow you to move around certain countries, where you will be faced with more goals to achieve.

                        Free Play - Free play is exactly what it says on the tin, you have unlimited resources, unlimited money, this will help you make the best camp site. If your new or not to these types of games it is a great idea to play about in this mode before hitting the campaigns as it will give you a better understanding of the game and how to move around.

                        Load Game - This is where you can load up an existing game once it has been saved.

                        Options - You can toggle your gaming options here, from toggling the graphics and resolution, to the camera sensitivity and movement speed, and last of all you can toggle the sounds within the game too. Whilst you are in the options menu you will also have Default values, Accept, and Cancel, on the left hand side of the screen, also make sure you accept the changes if you change anything in the options.

                        Exit game - Click this button to exit game.

                        ** ABOUT THE GAME **

                        This is a simulation and managing game, where if you like the roller-coaster tycoon then you will like this as it is basically the same thing. You will be in charge of running your very own camp site, keeping all the visitors happy, keeping your eye on your spending, making sure you have all the facilities you need. As I have mentioned before there is 2 types of game play you have the campaign mode or the free play. Let me tell you how to play each modes.

                        CAMPAIGN MODE

                        You start up camp in Germany where you have to reach certain goals and to complete the mission, so everyone is different when playing these type of games on how to start off in the building, you either start with the shops etc, or set up camp with the accommodation given to you in the game, you can either choose tents, caravans or chalets, if you do choose to set up the accommodation before anything else then the holiday makers will set up camp as soon as they are placed on your camp site.

                        Tents are the holiday maker's responsibility all you have to do is purchase the lot for them to pitch up their tents, the caravans you set up as so for the chalets. All accommodation needs showers, wash basins, sinks, toilets and water taps, otherwise the holiday makers will not be happy and won't stay in the camp site. You can find all the accommodation in the tent tab on the right hand side of the screen.

                        You will also need to style up your camp site with trees, bushes, benches, tables and chairs, paths, lights, flowers, sculptures and fountains which you can be found in the path design and improvements tab. These will help improve your camp site and give it ambience, which is a main thing in the game, as it gives your camp popularity.

                        Also don't forget to entertain your holiday makers this will also boost popularity, you can entertain your holiday makers by putting up a barbecue, or a disco perhaps, or why don't you head to the beach and set up some changing rooms, and beach beds so your guest can sun bathe and swim in the water. You can also set up boat rides which fetches quite a lot of money in to the camp site.

                        Holiday makers would also appreciate shops around the campsite too, although there are only 5 shops to choose from, which include a coffee kiosk, sandwich kiosk, drink kiosk, newspaper kiosk, and not forgetting the famous ice cream stand. Be careful on the prices of the shops people won't buy from them if they are to high priced. You can toggle with the prices by double clicking on the shop and using the arrow buttons to put price up or down.

                        Let's not forget the little ones that go camping, the camping have thought about them in this game as they have a playground to play, well once you have made it that is, you have a choice of items to make a playground, such things as Sand, Rocker, Slide, See-saw, swing and trampoline. But in my experience do not place your playground next to quiet areas as you will lose holiday makers.

                        To make sure that all your facilities and trees and bushes are tended to and clean and bins are emptied you need to hire staff, there are only 2 staff members in this game, and they are gardeners and cleaners, which I guess is all you need. Make sure when you place shops in the camp site there are enough bins, this enables your camp site to remain clean and tidy. You can keep an eye on your staff by clicking the staff tab at the top of the screen this will also enable you to drop or raise your employees' wages, although right to the tab you can see how happy they are, so you don't have to keep opening the tab.

                        You also have a guess tab too this will enable you to see what they are saying about the camp site and also their needs and wants, they will tell you if the prices are too high on the accommodation or shops. The overall happiness of the holiday makers are stated with an emotion at the side of the tab.

                        Don't forget to keep a strong eye on your spending, if you spend too much too soon then you will fall into minus and could lead to bankruptcy, although you can take out loans if you should need some extra cash but make sure you pay it back and also know there is an interest on the loan to. You can view all this and more in the general tab on the top of the screen where you see the money you have, or you can just click the stars in the corner of your screen. You can view what you have spent, profits, raising or dropping wages and accommodation prices, you can see the mission, and the goals you have to complete, and what you have achieved already.

                        The weather is quite realistic in the looks and the sounds, you have rain, storms and sunshine, all holiday makers flee into their accommodation when it rains or there is a storm, and noticed when playing the game that when it rains you have to decrease the shops prices and raise them again when the sun comes out. You can see what the weather will be in the map in the corner of the screen.

                        FREE MODE

                        Well there is not much to tell you about this mode everything is basically unlimited and you can design the perfect camp site, with no limits. This is best played when you first play the game to get used to where everything is, how to control the game, and just to get an understanding of the game. This mode of play would be ideal for children too if they are wanting to play it, as it is quite easy to play.

                        ** GRAPHICS AND SOUNDS **

                        The graphics are excellent in this game, things look quite realistic, I like how the weather is in this game as sometimes in games it looks pix elated, or you can't really see the rain, the storms are also realistic you can see the sky light up when it is lightening and hear the thunder. Overall I give the graphics 5/5. The sounds are also great you can hear the children laughing and playing, you can hear the people scream when it is raining, I give the sounds 5/5.

                        ** AVAILABILITY AND PRICE **

                        My partner bought me this for Christmas but not sure how much he spent, so I have been looking around on the internet on where this can be bought from and this is what I have come up with:

                        Amazon - £15.55
                        EBay - £14.99
                        24 ace - £19.99

                        ** FINAL THOUGHTS **

                        I have to say I am addicted to this game, I don't play much on the free play I like a challenge, so I tend to play the campaign mode although I am still on the first one, but I am getting each time I play. The graphics are good, the sounding is good, the game play is good, it is easy to control, and it's well worth the money. I can't fault the game although I think more objects and more choice of items within the game would be nice. I recommend this game to anyone who plays these type of games.

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                          (( INTRODUCTION ))

                          I was in need of a tablet as my desktop computer decided to pack up on me. Although I miss doing things on my computer the tablet helps me still do the similar things on there so not really missing out. I can still listen to music, play games, search the net, and even watch films although not done that yet. It was my partner that bought me this, as he knew I was disappointed when my computer packed up. I am not disappointed in the tablet it does the things I want it to do.

                          (( IN THE BOX ))

                          You will get in the box a usb lead which can either be plugged in the plug that is also in the box, or plugged into a usb port on another device. You will also get a instruction manual and warranty. And most importantly the tablet itself.

                          (( SPECS ))

                          7 inch screen
                          8gb storage space
                          1.2 Dual core processor
                          1gb memory
                          Muti touch display
                          3mp camera which can take pictures from the front or the back


                          (( LOOK AND FEEL ))

                          The look is very smart looking, the feel of the tablet is slim to hold and can easily be held using one hand which is great. It isn't to small and isn't to big so the ideal size when doing anything on there. The front of the tablet as a 7 inch screen surrounded by a shiny white case, Samsung is written on the front at the top of the tablet. There is also the camera and flash at the side of the Samsung label. Along the bottom of the tablet is small rectangle button which when pressed wakes up the tablet, also takes you back to the home screen when you need too, when held for small period of time you will get a list of applications that have been opened.

                          There is also another button which is a touch screen button to the left and right of the button, the left hand side button is a menu button (what I call it) as when you have something open if this is clicked it will open a menu for that application. The right hand side button is a back button (which is what I call it) this takes you back to the previous screen.

                          The back of the tablet is white in colour, feels very soft in your hand but not enough for it to slip out of your hands when using it. There isn't much on the back of the tablet only the camera for when you take pitcures.

                          On the right hand side of the tablet there is the on/off button, and just below that you have the volume button. Right on the top you have the earphone socket. Right on the bottom of the tablet there is the charger socket and the speakers.

                          (( PERFORMANCE ))

                          I have to say from a small device I am have to say I am happy with the way it performs in every task that I do on there. I mostly use the tablet for searching the web, playing simple games, listening to music and sometimes downloading things. It is very quick when also performing tasks, there is no loss in performance no matter how many applications are open and running, which has got to be down to the memory and the fact its running a dual core processor.

                          I love the fact that even though you have 8gb of storage space within the tablet is great but you can buy a micro SD card for storage space if needed which I don't think you get many tablets where you can add sd cards into. The slot for the micro sd card is along the left hand side of the tablet, which is something I haven't used yet as the 8 gb is still going.

                          (( GRAPHICS AND SOUND ))

                          The graphics are very crisp and clear, which I thought wouldn't be so good with it being a tablet device, but all games that I play on there are very graphical and I know on a few of the tablets out there the picture can get a little distortion to the graphics, but you get none of that with this tablet. The sounds are also very clear, and can be very loud too I do not have a problem with the sound at all, again I thought the sound wouldn't be as loud as it is on this tablet.

                          (( BATTERY USE ))

                          I don't tend to live on the tablet all day and night but I do use it quite a bit and notice the battery life on the tablet is great, it can last a couple of days before it totally runs out of battery, although does depend on what you are doing on the tablet, listening to music on there don't take as much battery life as if you're playing games and I would expect watching films on there would take a lot of battery life too.

                          When the battery starts to get low it will bleep and come up on your screen that you battery is getting low and to plug in your charger, it takes a couple of hours to fully charge but I normally charge the tablet through the night so then it is fully charge by the following day. Although you can still use the tablet when charging there is no performance loss, and everything still runs smoothly.

                          (( AVAILABILITY AND PRICE ))

                          I bought this tablet from argos at the price of £159.99, with an added voucher of £20.00 to spend within the store, although you can buy it from other stores but there isn't a price difference, but I would shop around before buying.

                          (( FINAL THOUGHTS ))

                          I am happy with the tablet and glad I got it, it comes in handy, and the performance level on it is great I cannot fault it. Sometimes the text on webpages can be a little small but just pinch the screen with your finger and thumb and it enlarges the page your viewing. The sound and graphics are awesome for such a device, there is no sound distortion through earphones and the camera is excellent for taking pictures, in fact they are very clear, crisp and looks better than my phone pictures.

                          Overall I give this tablet 5 stars and I recommend to anyone thinking of buying one.
                          Thank you all for reading.

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