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    • Life (Leicester) / Club National / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      10.09.2009 17:12

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      You've got to be on at least your sixth drink to enjoy this one

      Last time I went to Life was not exactly by choice- I was putting the rubbish out when the front door slammed shut in the wind, leaving me with no key, no shoes on, but luckily my phone in my pocket. My housemate's weren't back untill the next morning which left me with the choices of a)smashing a window or b)staying with my friend who lives nearby. I chose b), which put me at the mercy of accompanying my friend to whatever plans she already had for the night.
      So that's how I ended up in Life, feeling ridiculously underdressed, wearing a pair of heels one size too small on a Saturday night in Leicester. The club itself was quite big, smelled weird, had cheap alcohol and played your standard chart hits. The people were generally there to pull, which when your in a relationship, not very intoxicated and are there not out of choice, can get annoying when your bum is involuntarily pinched for the seventh time.
      I don' t think I'd go again to be honest, although it was an.... interesting experience.

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      10.09.2009 16:51

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      Really great night that does more than just entertain

      Being a Theatre Studies student, I've seen my fare share of theatre and Shakespeare productions, however somehow had never got round to either reading Othello or seeing it performed. This means that I went into the auditorium cold, have no idea what to expect other than a small synopsis in the programme. For most theatre productions, this is fine and usual, however many say that Shakespeare live is best enjoyed after you've read it and really understood it. For this production of Othello, however, coming in with such a small amount of knowledge about the story was not a problem at all, which I put down to the intense and heartfelt acting. The 1950's colonial style of the piece made it much more relevant to todays issues of feelings about race and difference. Instead of seeing the story as a nice entertaining bit of Shakespeare and nothing more, the play helps us see the awful consequences of intolerance and misunderstanding.

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    • Acer Aspire 6930G / Laptop / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      10.09.2009 16:18
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      Fun to play about with, but perhaps a little over priced

      The version I have of this Acer 6930 comes with a lot of fancy gadgets, which probably accounts for its relatively high price, in comparision with other Dell models of a similar spec. It has a finger print recognition system, that means when you log on, you have the option of using your fingerprint instead of a password. You can also store passwords for websites on it, and when you need them, instead of writing them in, a scan of your fingerprint will automatically put it in for you. This fingerprint gadget would be useful if you had some highly confidential documents on your computer, but in my opinion it is pretty much useless when it comes to general home use. The scanner is located between the left and right mouse buttons, which means that often your finger print will accidentally glide past the scanner, causing your computer do do some strange things (for instance start up a particular programme, or sometimes, act as a back button on your browser!). It also sometimes requires several attempts to recognise your finger print when you sign in, which means it takes longer than just typing in your password!

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      10.09.2009 16:07
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      You will need a good moisturiser to use afterwards

      I generally find that most 'scrub' face washes leave a horrible feeling of tight skin after using, which although it can be cured with a good moisturiser, doesn't feel like it is actually doing your skin any good. The Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub was not an exception. It needed a lot of rinsing to get it off and left my skin feeling really parched afterwards. In terms of actually eliminating blackheads- it made a small difference but I don't feel it was significant. In the past I've used Clinique's 3 step skin system, which, in my opinion was far better for my skin and didn't just pretty much eliminate blackheads, it also left my skin lovely and soft. Another more effective way of getting rid of blackheads is to use a nose pore strip; this wont dry out your whole face as it only targets where blackheads actually appear.

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        10.09.2009 15:58
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        Six out of ten- but good value for money

        I've always thought Max Factor mascara to be the best maker of mascara, and False Lash Effect more than lives up to this. Unlike other similar full volume mascara products, this one does not clump at all on application. It also stays on for at least a whole day and night, without becomeing cakey (I find that mascara has a really annoying habit of sumdging down my cheeks). For the price, as well, (most places it is about £8.99) it does quite well, outperforming the volumising mascaras that premium brands such as Clinique and Estee Lauder produce. The only small issue I has with it was the size of the brush- personally I like a really small thin brush so that I can reach every single eye lash (the body shop do good thin brushes), however Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara's brush was slightly too much on the big side, especially for lashes on the lower eye lid.

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