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    • Lancome Juicy Tube / Make Up / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      14.01.2010 22:59

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      You may want to eat it!

      Love this stuff! It brings out the kid in me. It reminds me of being in a sweet shop or eating jelly and ice cream. I bought this for the first time a couple of years back while wasting a few hours at the airport. I bought the gift pack of mini Juicy Tubes. My favourites turned out to be Melon and Fraise which are the nude pink and the deep pinky red colours respectively. Consistency wise it's moisturising but more like a sticky balm than a gloopy gloss. It's not the most long lasting of glosses so if I was on a night out I would take a thicker one with me instead. It also doesn't stain your lips like some, so it depends what you prefer I guess. I like a bit of colour to stay on my lips when the shine rubs off so again on a night out I'd take a gloss with a stronger pigment I think. But I always carry a Juicy Tubes around in my bag during the day because I just love the instant pick me up it gives you when you squeeze the fruity gel out and get a whiff of that fruity candy smell.

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      14.01.2010 01:25

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      Good bet for a long lasting foundation with good (but not total) coverage

      I've found a few good foundations in te last few years. I like Max Factor's Dream Mousse a lot. But this is great for different reasons. It's stickier, thicker and lasts a lot longer. So it's ideal for work if I want it to last from 9-5 without needing top ups and it's not cakey at all but retains a dewey freshness. I wouldn't use this on the beach or in the heat as it wouold be too heavy. But in the winter and during the working week I rely on it. It comes in a glass bottle which is classy and looks great on your shelf with it's gold lid. But it can get gunky around the lid and it's difficult to get the last bit out because it's you can't squeeze it. It's also not very practical for on the move as it's messy and heavy in your bag. But it's a favourite for me...

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      14.01.2010 01:04

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      There's a reason this has stood the test of time in a fickle beauty market

      I am usually a Rimmel girl through and through but this is one of my few luxuries. It's surprising how you can justify the price tag as soon as you deem a product invaluable! I used this first about 5 years ago after seeing Geri Halliwell rave about it on some documentary and since then I've been hooked. It's got a great consistency, really does lift dark circles without looking cakes at all and generally makes your skin more radiant. It's best applied under foundation I find as it can make you look a bit panda like because it lightens so well. It also runs out without warning as there's no way of seeing if it's coming to the end of the tube. So that can be frustrating when you run out in an emergency. It's also pricey but you know that already. And I can honestly say I think it's worth it, having tried copy cat products in similar metallic tubes with pen like applications from Body Shop and L'Oreal etc and noticed their inferiority.

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    • Apple iPhone 3GS 32 GB / Smartphone / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      14.01.2010 00:52
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      Worth it if you are a techno head. Otherwise there's better options I believe

      I know, I know. Everyone's got one. You feel like you have to get one. But you need some justification other than that. So here's the crack. They look slick and contemporary. The touch screen is seamless, The storage capacity impressive. You will get seduced by the range of apps you can access and probably download a load that you won't use again. Byt hey they seem like a good idea at the time... But the battery life is pants. You will be a slave to your charger. And most of the apps you download will never see th light of day. And the insurance will be almost as much as the line rental itself. And you will have to take it out. At this point in time you will only get this handset free on a 2 year contract as well. Oh and if you want a camera phone run now. The camera function here is below par and one of the worst features. Oh and the lack of Flash gets really annoying when you can only watch pre approved You Tube videos and I Tunes videos. A quick survey showed that although most of my friend group with IPhones wouldn't go back. most have had technical issues and shelled out way more than they anticipated on apps and maintenance. But it depends how much you are willing to pay for cutting edge!

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      14.01.2010 00:40

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      My boyfriend's addicted and I can't say I'm suprised

      My boyfriend has been addicted to this fragrance since he saw it voted top of a poll in a men's mag - yes, he likes to follow trends... But I have to say I'm glad he followed this one. It's a gorgeous scent. Modern but with timeless appeal and it's really memorable. My boyfriend says he likes the 'sleek and seductive packaging' (yes he's been reading the men's mags too much) and I have to say I like it's minimalist yet blokey design on my bathroom shelf. On the negatives it's fairly pricey compared to other market leaders. I know this because whenever I circulate hiw 'wish list' amongst my family for Christmas presents they usually overlook this as it's a bit too much to spend on someone unless you're married to them! It does last like any man's fragrance but it doesn't have the best staying power and it can also go off after 3 months or so. But if you're looking for a crowd pleaser for a 20-40 year old then this is a winner....

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      14.01.2010 00:30

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      Simple but classic - a real favourite

      I bought this the first time because my boyfriend complimented a friend of mine on her fragrance so I decided if he noticed it it must be good! I have bought this ever since and am also a big fan of the Oriental version because in general I am a big fan of spicy, exotic scents. This original version though is distinctive but not overpowering and sexy but not heavy. Asthetically it's not that exciting nowadays, but it's got a classic bottle shape and is still interesting enough for people to ask what the make is. I have just bought a travel set which comprises of 3 smaller bottles and I must say this was a great buy as I carry one in my handbag, one in my desk drawer and one on my bedside table. It means I can spiritz anywhere at any time. A classic, sexy scent with staying power

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    • Australia (DVD) / DVD / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      12.01.2010 22:27
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      Recommended

      'It's filmed a bit..well..err..strangely', concluded my brother, before going on to say how much he enjoyed this film. I'd forgotton of course that it's one of the Baz Luhrmann family of films and as such it has his trademark melodramatic fantastical touches and epic style of filming. It also has something else familiar - Nicole Kidman - and although she's been criticised a bit for a lack of warmth in this role I thought she did a good job as an English aristocrat getting to grips with her newly acquied cattle ranch in the Aussie outback. Hugh Jackman (ladies you will swoon, I warn you) is great fun as the free spirited Driver but the real star is Brandon Walters as the Aboriginal boy who links the foreground action to the magic, and mystery of the landscape and the native traditions. It might be a bit long for some, not enough action for others and gloss over the politics of wartime life at times. But Luhrmann could teach the Aussie tourist board a thing or two. "What you bloody waiting for?" Just forget that annoying advert and spend a few hours watching this instead.

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      • Hotpoint BWD129 / Washer Dryer / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        12.01.2010 22:12

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        Not great, not bad, just does the job

        I've had this model for 2 and a half years. I got a great deal from a website called Trade Appliances. In terms of pros's I'd say the controls are pretty easy to read and I like the larger than average compartment for the washing powder which is useful if you are using tablets. I also think the delicate cycles are great - I've been known to wash dry clean only items and delicate wool or lacy garments with no problem at all. The cleaning on lower temperatures is fine and I like the time delay feature. On the flip side it's quite frustrating that the min drying time is 40 mins (either on the end of a wash or drying only) which can be a bit too long. It's become a bit noisier in the last few months and has been known to jump around on the dry cycle because it was difficult to level on my rustic tiled floor. But all in all a good mid range washer/dryer combo.

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      • Inglorious Bastards (DVD) / DVD / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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        12.01.2010 22:00

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        Worth an evening in!

        In German occupied France Brad Pitt leads a motley band of charismatically violent Jewish soldiers on a mission to take 100 Nazi scalps each and spread terror amongst the Nazi army from within. Meanwhile Melanie Laurent is a Jewish girl with a new identity after escaping the gruesome fate of her family. The two stories collide in a glorious finale scene which left our group totally engrossed. This has all the trademark Tarantino black comedy, not as much of the graphic violence but more masterful suspense than usual. The first scene is clever in it's uncomfortable length and the tavern scene is equally teasing. I wasn't sure about the casting of Brad Pitt, but Melanie Laurent plays a complex character well and the true star is Christopher Waltz who inspires real hatred whilst still retaining the black comedy elements that are Tarantino's trademark. I hear he's hotly tipped for award season and rightly so. Definitely worth a night in - it entertained our audience of 20/30 somethings.

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      • Smeg DI612CA / Dishwasher / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        12.01.2010 00:19
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        Great make and flexible stacking

        I fitted this myself to the kitchen door that was part of the Homebase range I'd chosen. The instructions were fairly straight forward for a competent DIYer and it was definitely easier to fix than some of the other integrated appliances I chose. There's 5 or 6 cycle settings though you can't manually select the temperature. But there is a rinse setting for glasses, an economy setting and a heavy wash cycle for saucepans and ground on dirt. Cleaning wise it's great and far more effctive than others I've owned. And if it starts to smear (after the 3 years I've had it I'd expect it every now and again) you just remove the arms and stick some wire through to clean them out and it cleans as good as new again. Another positive is the flexibility of the space which features a fold down ledge on the top drawer and removeable cutlery holders for when you need to load bulky items. It's also very quiet so ideal if you have an open plan layout. On the negatives it doesn't have a time delay mechanism which is something I do miss having had one on previous models. And though I like the neat way the controls sit on the top edge of the door, the black trim has cracked on mine after 3 years so that is disappointing. I'd get the same model again which is the best endorsement I can give.

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      • Russell Hobbs 3067 Montana / Kettle / 7 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        12.01.2010 00:10

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        Have a cloth handy for when it starts to leak

        I bought this because a) it looked sleek and modern and b) it was cheap. Yes, I know. Neither will be my criteria for buying a kettle again. I've had mine for 3 years now and it's developed a leak in the bottom of the black trimming which means a cup of tea brings with it the need for constant mopping. Plus the lid is stiff so I end up never bothering to take it off to fill the kettle which leads to more spillage as I fill it at the spout. I like the fact that the cord is short as it makes it neater on the worktop but next time I wouldn't go for a polished steel version as it's always covered in finger prints. There's a fairly clear gauge on the side for showing the measuring the water but other than that there's no other functions. It's fairly quiet and the stand is gentle on my wood worktop. And, to summarise, for the £30 I paid it does the job. But if you want straight forward you could probably get something cheaper and if you want modern gadgety you could get something better quality. This isn't either.

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      • Gran Torino (DVD) / DVD / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        10.01.2010 22:18

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        Thumbs up all round

        I watched this on DVD having never quite got round to seeing it at the cinema. But like some of the other reviewers said I'm glad I did. Client Eastwood perfectly captures the stubborn, introverted existence of a single elderly man who is unable to vocalise his emotions now that his wife has gone. He sees no reason to integrate into the community and believes his life to be simpler without intrusion from the priest or anyone else in the neighbourhood. It's difficult to empathise with his character at all. But a chance event is interpreted as kindness by his Hmong neighbours and he slowly finds himself with a purpose again and a sense of responsibility. This film is a beautiful and affecting story which appealed to both the men in my life who loved the action and the hard man war veteran Eastwood portrays, which are admittedly great fun, but also to myself and my sister for the message behind the script. The ending is a real thought provoker and this is a great addition to the Eastwood CV. We disagreed over whether this equalled the heady heights of Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River, but we did all agree that we lost ourselves completely for a couple of hours and that it made us think.

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        10.01.2010 21:12

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        If the lens cover and zoom mechanism would stop breaking on me my rating would be 5!

        I have always found Sony a reliable brand and this featured in my decision to buy this camera when I wanted an upgrade. It was about £150 at the time in the sale, so mid range priced but seemed to have more features than others in the same price bracket. It's been very easy to use and overall the pictures are great quality, though as some other reviewers have mentioned the lower light conditions are probably where it struggles most. However now 1 month into buying it I have now had a problem with the lens cover jamming and not shutting properly. Luckily it's still under guarantee but I do think the mechanism is more delicate than my Olympus was and though the Zeus designed lens is great quality and very asthetically pleasing, I wish it was a bit more robust. I may decide to go back to an Olympus next time.

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        10.01.2010 20:57

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        Heavy duty treatment rather than pampering experience but does the job

        I initially bought a bottle of this as there was an in store promotion if you bought 2 Estee Lauder products and I happened to be buying my usual foundation. The lady in the store was very excitable when explaning the benefits to me and outlined the fact that this product works from the inside out compared to the range of moisturisers (Daywear Plus etc) that work on hydrating the outer layer of the skin only. I have to say I've been impressed. I wouldn't buy this for the smell as it is slightly medicinal, though not unpleasant. But the pipette in the lid is great for keeping the bottle nice and neat with none of the usual gunk you get with a squeezy tube. In terms of results I am always slightly sceptical when it comes to expensive products like this but the biggest endorsement I can give is purchasing the product again and this one is now a fixture on my shopping list. The results aren't as dramatic as the blurb promises but I have noticed smoother clearer skin and even a slight softening of my frown lines. Overall a thumbs up.

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        10.01.2010 20:39

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        I'd buy the next one, no question

        I've always avoided cricket games in the past but I was given this one by a friend and if I'd have know how good the game is I would have had no qualms in paying full rpice for this beauty. The graphics are slick and seamless and from a spectators point of view it also gives you the feeling of watching a live match. Something to note is that the in game commentary can become annoying. And playing a game that's supposed to last 5 days you can hear the same comments over and again. It's very easy on the easiest level and the CPU is unbeatable on hard. That said it's great fun in a 2 player environment and arguably that's where it comes into it's own. I would have no hesitation in recommending this game to the arm chair cricked fan of all ages. I just can't beat those Aussies!

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