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I have tried making numerous different kinds of hot drinks and all have come out well. Probably to real-coffee connoisseurs, the quality of the coffee isn't amazing but personally I think the drinks are good for the time spent making them. I have converted several friends round to liking coffee through them trying these drinks, which has to be a good sign. After having my machine for some time there has been one major problem, the machine leaks. If water is left in the jug for more than a few hours it starts to leak from the base of the machine. Obviously there is a simple way of overcoming this (by always emptying it) but this can be annoying after every use. The machine looks good, is easy to clean and de-scale producing coffee quickly with little fuss and no skills at all, just pop the capsules in and turn the leaver when needed. This method also means that the drinks can be tailored to be less strong or stronger if desired. And the most important part, the frothed milk is always perfect
For the size of this camera the results are similar to SLR cameras, but with a more practical size. The camera is easily portable, I have had it since Christmas, have used it at least every few days and there has been no visible wear and tear yet, despite the large screen (liable to scratches, but none have occurred yet). The screen has a high resolution and a clear picture to display photos immediately. The battery has a long life, needing recharging rarely, and quick to recharge too. The quality of printed photos and photos on screen is high. The zoom is also very useful, the anti-shake function means that even when taking highly zoomed in photos on moving vehicles the images come out clear and concise (I did try out the function when actively shaking it and the results were just as good). The different functions on the camera can be quickly found and effective on the easy to use menus. The camera is easy to use for novices and professionals and gives high quality results.
I got the navy colour of this watch. It is perfect for what I wanted, perfect size, not too chunky but easy to read dial. The crystals around the edge give the effect of jewellery so it doesn't feel like you are missing a bracelet when you wear this. The navy was also the perfect colour, it goes with everything and isn't too dark either (which can be a problem with navy). I was considering a lighter colour but I'm glad I chose this, a friend of mine has the white and it seems to show up dirt a lot whereas it can't be seen on this darker colour. The rubber of the strap means that it is light to wear, doesn't rub and can be easily adjusted without catching on hair. Also the price is very reasonable, the best I could find for any watch of this style, weight and choice of colours, I would thoroughly recommend.
The effect of the crackling was really good, I didn't really know what to expect before buying this but I was pleasantly surprised. The effect is very forgiving, it hides any bad application of the lower layer and isn't obvious if this layer isn't covering the whole nail, so is less messy it also dried fairly quickly. It lasted for a long time without chipping, but actually the effect meant that any chipping was less obvious which was great. I've always found that Barry M nail polish stays put, stays smooth (non-clumped) in the bottle, is easy to apply and gives a smooth finish, and this didn't disappoint. The main problem I had was that I often wear darker colours and the black just didn't have the same effect on these colours, so I will have to try the white too. I would recommend as it gives an interesting effect you can do yourself without spending hours on it.
I expected this idea to work really well, the problem was that the cream was just washed away, even when I was careful not to get my legs wet while showering. The end result was patchy because some parts were washed away and others weren't. Also the fact you shouldn't shave after using this meant that I had to reapply in areas which didn't work first time round which did cause some irritation. It did last for some time once successful, but for no longer than shaving so it really isn't worth the extra application time needed for this product. I'm sure there are other more practical methods which require a lot less hassle for similar results. It could save time if it could be used while showering but doesn't live up to the name, you might as well use the normal removal cream or use this out of the shower.