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As me and my boyfriend have recently moved into a new flat 2 months ago we pretty much needed everything! Cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer and of course a nice TV especially as my boyfriend always wanted a big smart TV.
We went into Currys and instantly found this Samsung TV was on special offer as soon as we walked in the store - something like GBP200 of the original price.
~~ Product Features~~ Some of the main features of this TV are: - 46 inch screen size
- Energy Rating A
- Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
- LED screen type
- Freeview HD built in
- 4 x HDMI Connection & 1 x Scart Connection
- Headphone Socket
- Can be used as a PC monitor
- Can connect your wifi
- Internet Capability
- Plenty of Interactive Features
- Web Browser
- 3D Capability
~~Packaging~~ The TV comes in a big long box but not too bulky and isn't overly heavy but we used two people too carry it as we it was long and didn't want to drag it around!
Inside the box you get:
- 46 inch Television
- Silver TV stand (which wasn't attached too the TV)
- 2 x SSG - 5100GB 3D Active Glasses
- IR Extender Cable
- TM1360A Remote Control
- Power Cable
- Batteries For Remote Control
- User Manual
~~My experience~~ As you can see it does come with plenty of stuff with it and lots of features to play around with and I also think you get your moneys worth with this TV..I'm not usually one for all the Smart TV stuff as that's more for my boyfriend than me as he's the techy one but I was quite surprised at how easy it is to use and navigate around!
We decided to wall mount this TV instead of using the silver stand that it comes with as living in a one bed flat - we need all the space we can get especially with a baby on the way! We bought the wall mount separately online though as it doesn't come with one, and had someone fit it on the wall for us and I must say it does look very sleek and stylish on our wall, not bulky either! As well as the back-lit LED it comes with it does look nice.
The TV comes with the freeview HD built in but as we haven't sorted all our channels out yet (we get the standard 20 odd channels) some in HD too, the picture is very clear and crisp. We've also used the 3D viewing on this TV and its amazing! We've watched a couple of 3D films with the 2 glasses they give you - all you do is press a button on the glasses and point at the TV and they connect ready to use - the 3D films were very clear and feel like the image is popping out at you!
It also comes with a Smart hub feature which has lots of different features on such as the iPlayers such as - BBC, Channel 4OD, ITV player and Netflix etc which are all easy too navigate around with. You can also have Facebook or Twitter on there to, as well as other apps that you download from the Samsung store some of which are free and some you pay for.
My boyfriend connected the WiFi we have at home to the TV easily by going through the set up on start up, He's also set up our computers and Ipad too connect to the TV so we can play music, movies, photos too the TV which is very useful for showing family members a photo album we had on the computer but they can watch it on a big TV with more clearer pictures!
~~Overall~~ I'd recommend this TV if your looking for this kind of TV with the smart option and 3D viewing. As it was on special offer we found the money we spent on it was worth it and use it on a daily basis. There's so much this TV can offer us and we are still playing around with it all too see whats what and always finding new things on it.
This value pack contains one nappy disposal system and six refill cassettes that last up to six months - based on size 3 (5-9kg) nappies, using three nappies per day. Twists and locks away germs and odours. Easi-Push plunger pushes nappy away into the tub. Antibacterial protection - film kills 99% of germs on contact. Holds up to 28 nappies. 100 times more effective at odour protection than nappy sacks - tested against leading supermarket brand nappy sacks. Compatibility: works with Fits All Tubs Refill Cassettes. Contains: 1 x Nappy Disposal System, 1 x Fits All Tubs Refill Cassette.
After my other durable but bulky Microsoft keyboard started to break down I was after another cheap, standard keyboard without all the flashy stuff on it and came across this one on Ebuyer.com for £8.98 and thought I couldn't really go wrong with it since its cheap and looks easy enough to use.
After receiving this keyboard in the post it came in the original looking keyboard box with the keyboard inside which was packaged well. Setting the keyboard up is straight forward as all you do is plug in and its ready to go. I also liked the USB lead on this keyboard as well as its quite long although I'm not sure on the length of it.
This black keyboard is fairly average in size and has a slim look to it which I prefer. All the letter keys you would expect on a keyboard are on it along with arrow keys on right side next to a number pad, also there's extra buttons around that most keyboards come with such as the Windows key etc.
Also when you press either the Caps lock, Num lock, Scroll lock keys a yellow light comes on at the top right side which just lets you know its on.
I found the keys to be very responsive and not sticky unlike my other keyboard and this keyboard is quite when typing or playing games which makes it easier for me to type. Also when I'm typing the keyboard doesn't slide or move around the desk as some can do which can become annoying. I've also read on the keyboard box that it's Spill resistant although I haven't tested that out...yet.
I do like this keyboard and for the price I paid for it, its serving me well as a standard keyboard which does exactly what I want it to do without all the extra's I don't need.
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I've had this concealer kit for a couple of months now and still use it daily, As some of my other reviews say that I'm a fan on MUA products as they work for me.
You can find one of these kits either on superdrug online & instore or MUA's own website, This kit retails at £3.50 for two concealers and a highlighter available in different shades for skin tones such as - Porcelain, natural, and beige. I chose the porcelain one as it seemed the lightest of the 3 shades and due to my pale skin I needed something light.
The first two swatches are concealers which come in as two different shades - ones light and the others darker, so what I tend to do is mix the two colors on the back of my hand and it creates the perfect shade for me. The third swatch is the highlighter which at first look seems a bit dark but it isn't so dark on your skin. Both of the concealers and highlighter feel very creamy and are easy to blend into my skin.
I find that using these concealers give me good coverage and hide my spots well, as I have combination skin after a few hours of applying the concealer it feels a bit slippery/oily near my nose area, I do set it with powder also which helps the oily feeling I get sometimes.
I love using this highlighter instead of my other powder based one which is too shimmery, but this highlighter isn't shimmer based as instead it kinda adds light reflection to my face, It also gives me a more defined look around my cheek area.
Overall I love using the kit as it covers my blemishes well and the highlighter looks great after its blended in, also it suits my skin tone very well. The only problem I have with it sometimes is it can feel oily/slippery on my skin after a few hours but my powder normally helps solve that.
As a kid I always chose these crisps in my local newsagents and was my favorite crisps of all time back in the day, as I grew older I completely forgot about these crisps and hadn't had a bag in a few years I instantly had to buy a multi pack bag in Tesco which was on special offer at the entrance.
As I paid £1 instead of £1.56 due to them being on special offer you get 10 bags in total, each bag is weighed at 13g, also you can buy these crisps individually at 20p each.
As some of my other reviews have said, that I'm still on a diet and me and my boyfriend like eating healthier, these beefy crisps aren't too bad for me and I don't feel guilty when eating them.
~Nutritional information per bag
These bags comes in a black plastic wrapping with a picture of a red alien on front along with the nutritional information at the bottom, These crisps are made by the brand KP which do other crisps such as Discos & Nik Naks.
After opening one of these bags you can instantly smell the lovely beef flavor and I don't hang around to eat one, The crisps have a alien shaped little face - which I thought was kinda cute - they're also quite thick crisps and are very crunchy which I love.
After a few years of not eating these and had forgotten about them, I'm very pleased I came across them again as these crisps are always on my shopping list due to them being so tasty and fit into my diet plan quite well. They also do another flavor which is Pickled onion which I'm not overly keen on as I find the beef ones have a much better taste.
I'd recommend these crisps if you love the beef flavor types as these are very beefy!
I'm a bit of a "clean freak" so pretty much everyday I'm cleaning something as I have a OCD with cleaning the house all the time which annoys my boyfriend a lot! Plus I have two dogs who can be quite messy with their muddy paws, so in turn I'm always looking out for things that make my job easier when cleaning.
I've used anti bacterial wipes for a while and after I found my usual wipes was becoming expensive, I was looking for a cheaper product in Tesco and came across these Daisy multi action wipes. I've used other Daisy products and am always very pleased with the products they offer. I thought that these wipes stood out from other cleaning products due to there red plastic packaging, for 75p you get 40 wipes in total so I'm always buying a couple more packets as they're so cheap!
On the front of the red plastic packaging is a few facts about the product such as "Kill's 99.9% of Bacteria including E.Coli, Listeria, Salmonella, MRSA and C.difficile, Up to 12 hours protection & pink grapefruit fragrance"
After pulling the sticker which keeps the pack sealed you can instantly smell the pink grapefruit scent which I absolutely love and wouldn't grow tired of the smell. I find that the wipes are quite strong too and don't rip or anything and can wipe up a lot of dirt onto them.
I like to use these wipes on my kitchen sides and mucky fingerprints around the home like on the stairs or doors as one wipe is normally good enough for me and also knowing they're anti bactieral which gives me peace of mind. I also use these wipes to wipe up my dogs big muddy paw prints from the floor although I sometimes have to use about 5-6 wipes to completely clear the floor which I don't make as it's easier than getting a mop and bucket out.
Overall I'd recommend these wipes as they're good all around the house with a nice smell, They're also easy to wipe off the dirt around my home plus 75p a packet for 40 wipes they're good value!
As I wear make up - sometimes to much - I'm always needing a face wipe to remove it at night or in some cases if I'm not happy with my make up for example if my foundation goes on patchy due to my combination skin then I'll quickly reach for these face wipes to remove it.
I've tried a fair few different types of face wipes but I'm always coming back to these wipes as they're cheap, do what I want it to do easily and they don't flare up my nightmare skin. I've been using these wipes for a few months now and I find they suit me well.
These wipes are 3 in 1 fragrance free, PH balanced, allergen free and dermatology tested so they're good if you have problem skin, like me, They're also soap & alcohol free. I find that sometimes if I'm having a really bad skin day then these wipes help my skin feel a bit better. The packaging claims "Gently cleanses, tones and moisturizes delicate skin" which I find that it does do exactly that.
These wipes come in a green & white plastic wrapping with a peel off sticker so that you can take a wipe out, and then place the sticker over again to keep it sealed and stop them from drying out. Also you get 25 wipes per packet for £1.00 from Tesco.
When using these wipes I find that one or two wipes is enough to completely clear all of the make up on my face - foundation,powder,mascara etc -, I thought that these wipes was quite thick and also they're quite strong and don't dry out quickly after using them so they seem to stay wet for a while. They don't smell of anything fruity or flowery either as they're fragrance free which I don't mind as I've used wipes with a fragrance before and they've flared my skin up.
These wipes don't irritate my skin or make my skin feel rough, they make my skin feel smooth and free of makeup or dirt.
I do like the feel of these wipes as they're soft on my skin and can quickly wipe of all my makeup, Even my boyfriend who doesn't normally like using other face wipes uses these ones occasionally!
I would recommend these wipes as they're strong and quite thick so they remove make up easily without using loads of wipes in one go, also £1 for a 25 pack you can't really go wrong with these.
Still being on a diet and everything me and my boyfriend do love chocolate from time to time but sometimes feel like we can't eat it due to some chocolates being high calories, So I came across these in Tesco while looking for a biscuit type chocolate that wouldn't be loaded in calories these seemed perfect for us, considering my all time favorite is white chocolate!
I did think they was priced good as this 70g box is £1.39, I noticed some other couple of flavors there such as Milk chocolate and Daim (which I think is caramel), But of course I had to choose the white chocolate ones due to it being my favorite choice, I was quite pleased about the nutritional information to as it seemed quite low for a biscuit with chocolate.
Nutritional information per per 2.3g (1 biscuit)
0.3g of saturates
As you can see above one stick isn't to bad. The packet which reminded me of an over sized cigarette package, with a creamy background and Milkado logo on the front of the box, along with the nutritional info at the bottom. On the back of the packaging is a small description about the sticks inside.
On opening the box I saw lots of thin and tall sticks with the creamy white chocolate on one end and a small bare biscuit part on one end which is meant to be "So your fingers don't get sticky" instead of holding the chocolate bit which melts.
I was fairly excited to try one as I don't usually eat biscuits and chocolates apart from my hot chocolate at night - I was seriously craving some biscuit & chocolate. I took a bite of one stick and they tasted very nice - light, crunchy with smooth creamy chocolate. After having one stick I ended up having 3 more sticks as they were very moreish.
I'd definitely recommend these chocolate biscuits as I'm very happy with my purchase and don't think they will last long in my house due to them being very tasty and always makes you want to have a couple instead of one. I will continue buying these in future as I wont grow tired of them I don't think.
As I do online shopping with Tesco every 2 weeks for my huge shops, I always seem to be looking at the special offers currently on offer for ages online and came across these candles. I originally bought my favorite - Chocolate & honey but when it was delivered today they had substituted that for the relaxing zen one instead to which I didn't really mind as usually Glade do some nice smelling candles.
Due to them being on special offer I paid £2 for this otherwise it would of been £5 each (which I sometimes think is a tad overpriced for one candle,but they do smell good). When I first looked at the candle it had a cardboard packaging over it with half of the candle showing. The box claims this candle lasts for up to 30 hours although I haven't tried it for 30 hours as it's only been on for 6 hours.
I really like the little pot this comes in, It has a cream colored base on the jar with pretty swirl and flower pattern - it does look really elegant so it can look good sitting anywhere in the house, ours is currently glowing away in my bedroom.
After lighting the wick, I found it does takes a while to start smelling nice as I don't think the smell is overpowering as some fragrances can be and can get right up my nose. But this candle has a mild smell to it which I think has a delicate flowery smell.
I do like this candle as it does last and stays lit for a while without an over powering fragrance so I would recommend this, But I think I prefer the other fragrances such as honey & chocolate or the With love one as sometimes I do like a more stronger smell to it, But this candle is okay if you liked mild smells and as they are half price they're worth buying.
I rate this product 4 stars as I do like it, it lasts ages and looks pretty.
I've had this all in one printer for over a year now and it's served me very well! As I like to be creative at home and make a few DIY paper crafts mostly for my boyfriend and also I like my photo albums a lot so at the time of buying this I was looking for something that would print my ever growing collection of photo's that I seem to take a lot of photos of my two dogs!
I bought this printer in Tesco which last year was on special offer and I paid around £50 or £60 at the time but now a days it's £90 from Tesco but I'm sure other places sell these printers. The box it comes in is quite large with a picture of the printer and the features it has which included the 3 in 1 print, copy and scan, You also get 4 tester ink cartridges which I must admit I thought wouldn't last long as they was testers but it surprised me how long they did last but at the time of buying I also bought some ink separately which was quite pricey as I bought the Hp multi colors which include cyan, magenta, yellow and black which I think I paid £20 for.
Setting up this printer was fairly simple and easy to do considering as my boyfriend normally deals with that side of things as I'm normally useless at setting up things but this was straight forward - you plug it in and the color touchscreen comes to life with various setting and features like wireless which was the first thing we set up by touching the wireless picture and following the instructions on screen.
I really like the screen on this printer as it has many features on it. On the side of the color touch screen is various buttons like Home, help, directional keys, back button as well as a cancel button. On the screen itself is different picture icons like Photos where you can view or print photos, A scan icon where you scan a document or photo to your desired place like your computer, a copy icon where you copy documents etc, An apps icon that you can access the internet and print your item, a Setup icon where all the settings are, wireless button where you configure your wireless preferences and a handy tool that shows you how much ink are in each cartridge. So this printer has plenty of useful tools that you can play around with.
The printer has the paper tray that pulls out and back in so it's not in the way I've found I can put quite a few sheets of paper in the tray too, next to the tray is a memory card slot where you print your photos straight of a the memory card.
Placing the ink cartridges in are easy to do as well as all you do is lift up the lid and the scanning glass area and there you can find where to insert the cartridges.
Scanning with this is straight forward to do as well as you just put whatever your scanning face down and from the printer you click the scan button and away it goes, also you get a CD which is for your computer to install a couple of applications like Photo creations that you design cards,calendars etc also A Printer assistant program where you can setup,customize,settings and scan from the computer instead of touching the screen on the printer to scan.
When I first printed a photo it did come out with lines down the photo but I easily sorted the problem out in the settings area and by using the feature of cleaning the print head which is found in the Tools section under setup. After it finished cleaning and so on my photo's came out much better with the photo paper that came as a tester pack in the box.
Over all I'm extremely happy with this printer as it suits my needs and prints very well also for the price I paid at the time I couldn't ask for anything more from this printer as it does the jobs very well. I like the fact I can print from either my Desktop PC, Ipad or laptop using the Wi-fi option, I didn't find it to be slow either. It suits my everyday needs and also produces lots of good quality photos.
As I'm currently on a diet and like to eat healthily, I always have had hot chocolate as my little treat and I've tried many other hot chocolate drinks but always come back to Options as they have so many flavors available, low calorie and taste better to me.
There are various mini sachets flavors that you can choose from in your local supermarkets which are normally on offer such as "4 for £1.00" or they are 32p each for a 11g sachet, these flavors include;Belgian chocolate, chocolate & orange, white chocolate, ginger,hazelnut, caramel, coconut, mint, vanilla, chocolate brownie, cherry, fudge & limited edition winter spice.
I've tried most of these flavors and my favorites are pretty much all of them apart from caramel as I personally cannot stand caramel foods but apart from that one I can never choose which one to have!
These hot drinks are easy too make by emptying the chocolate powder into a mug, pour in the hot water and stir although I always put some milk in mine which I find makes it more creamier.
After making these drinks the powder completely dissolve in the water and you don't get those large powdery lumps. I love the smell of the hot chocolate when it's made as they all have different flavors and smell exactly like what the packet describes although my boyfriend complains about how strong the smell is as he isn't keen on hot chocolate much, he's a tea man. There is some flavors that do taste very sweet but nice and I find them to be so nice that I always want another cup!
They all have different calorie numbers on them ranging from 30 too 60 calories per cup, and they don't have that much sugar in them some have 5g or 8g but as I say they're all different on the nutritional information on the back on the sachets.
I'd definitely recommend these hot chocolate drinks they're tasty and cheap! They also do big versions of hot chocolates which are 220g with one flavor which I have tried and they last a while!
I normally use a kohl pencil for my eyeliner and was looking for a change as I like to try out different make up brands and types, I've used a lot of MUA's make up range for a while and am always happy with the products, so I looked on their online store (www.muastore.co.uk) during my "make up splurge" and came across their 3 in 1 eyeliner pen which retails at £1.50 on the website or you can buy from Superdrug too.
I've been using MUA's 3 in 1 contour pen for just over a month now and I really do like using it as you can create different looks with it although I'm not one for the "dramatic look" with super thick eyeliner on my lids as it doesn't suit me very well, but I can create a smooth thin line or a medium line which is easy to do with this pen as it has different angles on the pen so I do like playing around with it.
I got this pen in black but you can choose other shades such as; auburn, Mint fresh, sage, sea blue and smoked plum all £1.50 too.
As I always put my eyeliner on last after doing the rest of my face and eye shadow, I find it does glide easily across my eyelid without any mistakes, you can also smudge this eyeliner for a smoky look which is easy to do as well. It also lasts for a while without fading too much but it can fade a little bit after some time, I've also found that it's not so great for creating the flicks and lines on the corner of my eye as it can go on quite thick
Overall I'm happy with my purchase as it has lasted a while and it's not running out anytime soon and for £1.50 it's worth trying it out to see if it works for you, I will continue to use it as well as using my kohl pencil as I like to change different pens so I'm rating this 3 stars due to the fading and as it's not so good at creating flicks at the corner of eyes.
After our corded simple value phone stopped working after a couple of years we had to get a new one, we knew what we had in mind..a cordless phone so we could use it around the house instead of one place so when browsing in Tesco as it's a quick walk to get too, we found these BT phones on special offer I think they was around £20 for a triple set, although I'm not sure what price they are as of now, as I bought them around 5-6 months ago.
~About the phones
The phones are black and basic looking without too many buttons going on with your standard 0 to 9 numbers along with the # and * buttons, there's also some extra buttons including: Speaker phone, phone book, Recall button, call list, redial and volume controls and the screen is a blue back lit display so it's clear and simple with black text, The phones aren't too big either and not heavy so it's comfortable sitting in my hand.
As I have the triple set two of the phones come with a charging dock sort of thing that's fairly small and can be placed anywhere in the house near a plug socket. The base of the phones has to be plugged into the wall and also the phone line which has to be within 2 meters of a mains power and phone line socket so the cable will reach it this goes in the back of the base.
This base is also the voice mail part where you have you have the voice mail controls such as a display showing how many voice mails you have with red numbers, various buttons such as Play,delete, skip and answer phone on/off, also you can put the third phone in this base while the other two are around the house.
These phones charge when they are in there own handsets, but I've sometimes left one phone lying around somewhere and the battery soon goes quite quickly weather your using it a lot or not which you can see the battery life on the screen with a battery icon that will tell you if it's low or not,also it doesn't matter which phone sits in what as they're interchangeable. You can also name the phones such as "main phone" or as I've done and named it nicknames.
When someone rings all three phones start to ring too so it doesn't matter where I am in the house I'm always near a phone so I don't have to rush to a certain spot and then missing the call! You can also get different ringtones on the phone which is in the settings area most of them are pretty loud too.
What I most like about these phones in the sound on them when I'm having a conversation on the phone, as I'm partially deaf and am use to relying on lipreading I can sometimes struggle to hear people on the phone, but these phones are loud enough for me and they are very clear!
I'm so far very satisfied with these phones apart from the battery life as if it's not charging after around 2 days of it sitting somewhere else it's near enough dead but then I have two others to rely on while ones charging up so its not to much of a big deal.
I'd recommend these phones as they are cheap and do the job well, easy to set up and has many features with it although I can't comment on the Phone book as I haven't used it yet.
I mainly love the sound on it as I've had a few phones that I can't hear very well with due to my partial deafness, but these phones make it so much clearer and louder for me!
This review is also on Ciao under the same username =)
Me and my boyfriend are casual gamers more so for my boyfriend as he's very into his shooting games and plays them daily although we both play a game called World of Warcraft quite regularly and if you like the sound on as we both do you generally need some gaming headphones to listen & communicate.
As my boyfriend is the biggest gamer in the house I decided to treat him to some good quality headphones that he could use most days and to be comfortable on the ears. I picked these headphones up in Tesco in 2011 for his Christmas present which was around the corner, and as he loves the steel series gaming brand I knew he'd love these ones and I would too as I tend to use his computer sometimes (He has a better computer than me!). I can't remember how much they exactly were at the time I think roughly £90.
The headphones come in a white and black color, although you can get other colors red/black/pink/blue etc. With a Black headband type that is very comfortable on your head and is stretchy so it can fit nicely on different head sizes. These headphones also have a pull out microphone under the left ear cup that you pull out when you want to use it, and push back in when it's not needed. We've both spoken to others online using this microphone and people have commented on how clear the speaking is so it's not mufflely or quite, although if you have it too close to your mouth it can sometimes be very loud to others.
The audio on these headphones are also very good and clear and not fuzzy.
Setting these up are easy too as all you have to do is plug in the two connectors (headphone and microphone) into your computer, and with our computers the audio manager pops up and you can configure them to your liking, Or as we sometimes like to do if we want to watch different things in bed is use them in our laptop instead of our computers
Another good thing about these headphones is how durable they are, as for example.. My boyfriend will be playing a shooting game while I'm doing the laundry and he gets a bit worked up bless him and does the typical raging about being killed as he plays competitive games and then the headphones get thrown around the room and they haven't broken or damaged yet after 2 years coming up too 3.
When I'm using these headphones I've noticed the wire is very long (I think it's 3 meters) and can become tangled on the floor or under the computer chairs wheel.
On the wire you also have a volume control button where you can turn the mic on and off as well which is useful to us both.
We both love wearing these headphones as they are very comfortable and the sound is very clear and crisp, At the moment my much loved boyfriend will be buying me a pair for myself for Christmas this year! Properly because I hijack his computer instead of using mine! So I'd definitely recommend these headphones!