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The price of this would suggest that it is absolutely great and does exactly what it is meant to do.
But of course, that is not the case.
Having dark circles under the eyes runs in my family, and unfortunately for me, the gene didn't skip me...
I have tried so many concealers, and none of them work at all!
So i turned to this one, having read more positive than negative reviews.
It definitely looks appealing, with its shiny gold exterior- very posh!
Then to actually get the product out, you just remove the lid, then click the top of the 'pen' and a little bit of product should come out.
You then dab on your eyes straight from the brush, or put it on the back of your hand and use your finger to apply.
The liquid is rather thin, a plus for many due to the fact that most people do not like applying heavy products on their skin (me included)
But no, it does not cover up my dark circles, in fact, it highlights them even more as it just makes them shiny more than anything.
What a disappointment for £18.
Everyone I know has a kindle, and everyone I know was always raving on about how great they are, so I decided to follow the herd and buy one.
- extremely light therefore not a hindrance to carry around;
- you're technically carrying around more than 1 book (in my case 34 books) which I would not be able to do if i was going on holiday- well i could, but it would mean less clothes in my suitcase!
- the style of it looks great, no marks on mine at all (i'm prone to dropping things)
- writing is a decent size and font
- I can now join in with discussions about kindles!
- No back light therefore sometimes a struggle to focus
- Eyes do get tired, i hate feeling like i've been looking at a computer too long
- I liked the idea of reading a book to escape technology- with people nowadays revolving their lives around televisions, computers etc- but even an old tradition has been turned modern!
The kindle is good if you want to have an hour or so of reading, but not for long periods of time and if you want to take more than a few books on your travels.
I love eyeliner! I just love the look of it, it's the only make up product that i don't mind applying, i love how it makes my eyes look, i just love it!... but of course, i only love it when it does its job...
I got this eyeliner for £4, it was a reasonable price, and it was waterproof.
So firstly, lets cover the definition of waterproof.
Waterproof- Impervious to water/unaffected by water.
Now some people like to apply their eyeliner on either their water line, or just underneath/on the line of their lower lashes.
Preferably, i like to apply mine on my water line- i feel as though it gives my eyes more of a defined look- therefore when i bought this WATERPROOF eyeliner, i assumed it would be the perfect one to apply on my WATER line- how wrong was I.
I apply my eyeliner first, out of all my make up products.
Here is the order i apply my make up when including this certain eyeliner...
EYELINER, moisturiser, concealer, EYELINER, foundation, powder, EYELINER, mascara and oh yes, more EYELINER.
The reason for the pattern which you see here, is because this eyeliner fails to stay on for more than 10 minutes- and that is pushing it!
I am yet to go out in the rain and have it full pelting me in the face (usually protected by an umbrella etc) therefore i haven't experienced whether the eyeliner (which by now would be gathered on my lower lash line or accentuating my dark circles) actually starts dripping down my face.
I am aware that not everyone uses eyeliner for under their eyes; some actually apply it just above their top lashes too. However, i don't know if this is just me, but my eyelids can get quite oily- and of course, this eyeliner fails to withstand oil (a WATER- like substance) therefore the eyeliner just ends up smudging and going all over my lid.
And one last thing, the eyeliner is also very bitty!!
I bought this for about £8.
It claims to prevent: dark circles, bags and tired eyes- with it also being tinted, helping to cover up those dark eyes too.
I have huge dark circles under my eyes (it runs in my family) and i have always been fed up of trying every different concealer in order to try and cover them up.
I came across this product and was probably drawn in by associating the word 'caffeine' with having energy and being more awake, hoping that it would rub off on to my eyes- literally.
I must say, the actual texture of the product does feel great- it's like a very thin concealer, and you can just tell that there is no way that it can become cakey.
However, i do hate how cold it is when rolling it under my eyes- perhaps being so cold is their idea of how to wake up the eyes, like a cold shower in the morning (slight exaggeration, but still...)
So i usually apply it before my foundation so that it touches my dark circles rather than touching foundation on top of my dark circles.
However, i only have to do one sweep across each dark circle for there to be a great amount of product rolled on to my eye; i'm quite apprehensive as to whether this is a good thing or not, perhaps the more the better? But even so, i always have to dab a tissue to take away some of the product as it is a bit too much!
With all this in mind, I have not noticed a difference to my dark circles; it does not cover them (in fact barely at all); and the cold application still annoys me every morning-ugh!
I got this powder for about £2.
I have acne prone skin, and i'm currently using a topical treatment which dries out my skin a great deal, therefore i have to use a good moisturiser in order combat some of the dryness before i apply my foundation, otherwise it is very hard to apply.
However, my moisturiser does cause my skin to be very shiny once i have applied it and applied my foundation, therefore I decided to invest in a cheap pressed powder.
I use a medium sized powder brush, i dip it in the powder, then i swirl it around the lid in order for the brush to fully absorb the powder.
It does prevent some of the shine, i'd say around 75% of it, therefore there is still room for improvement.
However, at £2, i'm happy with this.
Furthermore, the powder does not cause my acne prone skin to breakout any more than usual, and i have not had any other problems with it, for example tingling sensations etc.
I have a naturally pale complexion (unfortunately) but the powder does not turn orange in certain lights, the colour in the pot is a good indicator of what it actually looks like on your skin.
I saw this nail polish advertised in a magazine and was immediately intrigued as to: whether it would actually work or not; what it actually looks like; and was the picture on the advertisement exaggerated by photoshop like many advertisements tend to 'slightly' do.
Barry M claim that this nail polish should create a magnetic effect on your nails- and it does just that.
You can choose from a range of colours- yet admittedly i do think the actual colours themselves lack in brightness, they are quite dull.
The amount is average, the bottle itself is just an average square bottle.
The magnet itself is on top of the lid, you can see it without taking the lid off or anything like that.
There is a little raised bit also on top of the lid, which you rest your finger on when you flip the lid round so the magnet is facing your nail- the raised bit helps stop your nail touching the magnet.
You can choose the type of magnetic effect you get, from zig zag, diagonal, straight lines etc etc.
If you just pull up with the lid, you should find that the brush is still in the bottle, it is not connected to the lid, so you then just have to unscrew the brush as you would usually do.
The brush is a good decent size, usually 2 strokes on each nail.
The way it works is you apply one coat, then leave it to dry- it is fast drying, just a few minutes.
You then apply another coat to the first nail, then flip the lid around and hold the magnet over the top for a few seconds, afterwards, you should see your desired magnetic pattern.
Make sure you do each nail at a time- do not let the second coat dry, otherwise it will not work.
It is also worth mentioning that it is actually very good at lasting- mine had not chipped after 5 days.
For £3, this strange but effective product is definitely unique, and definitely works!
Like i have stated in the headline of this review, the price is not the only shock... the reviews of this product have shocked me too- in my opinion i do not think it deserves 5 stars what so ever.
At £22, it is extremely costly- in fact, i do think it is a rip off.
You can find cheaper versions for less than half the price that do the same job and look just about the same.
The look of this clinque foundation brush is appealing, i do like the handle of it- it is clear and gives it a sleek look.
I opted to buy this brush due to the great reviews which it had recieved; people were saying it was amazing, much better than a sponge or using your hands (i hate doing that so much!!).
However, i suffer from acne, therefore i am currently using something to try and treat this, a topical treatment, which unfortunately dries out my skin. As a result, this brush just managed to gather up all the dry skin on my face and re-arrange it.
Now obviously not everyone has skin problems such as acne and dryness, however i am basing my review on how the product was for me, obviously.
Even so, i could tell the brush needed a lot of product on it in order for it to give me medium to heavy coverage, as the bristles seemed to leave streaks on my face.
Furthermore, if you were to buy this brush, i would recommend wetting it first before you put on your foundation as, depending on how thick your foundation is, i found that it was actually rather difficult to spread.
There are 2 versions of this hoover, we have the standing up-right version, the cylinder version did not appeal to us as it would be harder to fit in the cupboard which we have specifically for the hoover.
Having 4 cats in our house which cast a lot of hair, we found that our old hoover did not get rid of the hairs completely, therefore we found this £290 hoover in red, which by the name, seemed ideal.
Its dimensions are 116cm x 34.9cm x 37.7cm and it weighs 9.5kg- i'm not the strongest of people, but i find it light enough to use.
The chord length is 10m- which is more than enough for our bigger than average living room and kitchen.
With 1800W, it is very powerful, and we find that it picks up hair and any other things on the floor easily.
The 6L Dust bag means that it does not have to be emptied very often- despite hoovering most days.
The hoover comes with many great features: upper cable hook; suction hose holder; sucion hose with handle; release button; telescopic tube (maximum of 0.7m in length); dust compartment filter; telescopic tube release button; vacuum cleaner foot release; exhaust filter compartment; elctrobrush; dustbag change indicator; dust compartment release button; HyClean dustbag; control unit- a rotary dial to change power suction between curtains, deep pile, low pile or smooth; button to change from carpet to hard floor (you can hear the sound difference which lets you know if you have not changed the setting); and the on/off button.
On the back of the hoover, you have: the lower swivel hook for mains cable; upholstry nozzle; carrying handle; crevice nozzle; dusting brush with natural bristles; and telescopic tube holder.
The mini turbo tool which is also provided with this hoover is great, having the power to pick up cat hairs from the sofa and cushions.
It has an impressive and unique swivel neck joint, which means it can easily glide around the floor to those hard to reach places, and it means less force and effort is needed to turn the hoover (you just have to kind of twist your wrist rather than going back and forwards like most hoovers)
The Active Air Clean filter takes away odours- got to be honest, haven't really recognised what this does.
All of the many features from this hoover are great, and we will not be needing a new hoover any time soon.
We have 4 people in our family; all of which our out during the day to about 5pm.
None of us particularly like cooking, therefore this Breville slow cooker seemed the perfect solution- no fuss needed; and the size of 4.5L is more than enough for our family.
In the box, you get: the slow cooker; ceramic cooking pot; glass lid; and the instruction book.
There are 3 cooking settings which you can chooce from the temperature control dial: Low (gently simmers the food for a long time, or can warm up a meal); high (cooks food in half the time of the low setting, the food will boil); and auto (first cooks on a high setting, then reduces automatically to a lower heat- the one we use when out through the day)
We've had no problems with this slow cooker, it has always cooked our meals to how we want- the meal we make the most from it is a stew made with carrots, steak, potatos etc- and it really requires no effort (perfect!)
The only 'problem' which i should mention is that when the food is boiling, the glass lid tends to rattle quite a lot; but apart from that, it is not really noisy and we feel it is safe enough to leave on throughout the day.
The instruction booklet is also very helpful in giving different recipes to try, such as Chilli Con Carne, and Chicken Risotto, and many more.
Also, the instruction booklet gives you the usual what you should and should never do when using the appliance.
We got our ipad 2 for about £410- it was not bought for me specifically, it was bought for my sister (i already have an iphone 4, therefore i felt i did not need an ipad 2 as well)
All the technical details that anyone may need to know has already been written on the dooyoo page, therefore my review does not need to repeat them.
Despite having an iphone 4, i was still curious as to what all the fuss was about with the ipad 2, therefore i began hassling my sister to let me have a go and to tell me all about it.
Well, i'm glad i did not get one.
To me, the only advantage it has over the iphone is the size of its screen.
It is great to watch TV programmes on, from apps such as 4OD and BBC iplayer, and it is also great to watch films on too- you don't have to lean up closely which you have to do with your iphone.
However, i feel as though my laptop caters to my need of wanting to catch up on programmes and watch films, therefore this advantage of the ipad 2 was not much of a big deal for me.
Furthermore, i can get all the apps i am interested in, on my iphone 4- from games such as angry birds, to face time.
I just do not see what all the fuss is about; they're not as easy to carry around with you as an iphone is and i just feel as though the screen does have its disadvantages in that it is big enough for everyone to see what you are doing- something which really annoys me (imagine someone reading your newspaper or book over your shoulder)
Also, the price of it makes me feel as though it is too expensive to take out with you, with the size of it increasing the chances of it being dropped.
Therefore, my sister has nothing to worry about in terms of me stealing it from her; i'm perfectly happy with my iphone 4 and laptop.
We got this oven in a shiny black for around £530- it looks very modern and stylish therefore fits in with our new kitchen.
The sizings of the oven are: (h)59.5cm x (w)59.4cm x (d)55.0, and it fits in neatly with the rest of our appliances.
It comes with: Enamelled universal pan- to collect dripping liquids; wire rack, stepped, close-meshed- for baking, roasting and grilling; wire rack, flat, with tilt protection- for baking.
On the front of the oven, it has: an electronic clock; clock function button; rotary selector; operating mode selector; temperature selector; and an indicator lamp.
The different operating modes are: CircoTherm, Top/bottom heat, CircoTherm intensivve, Circo-roasting, Full-surface grill, centre-area grill, bottom heat, defrost setting, and interior lighting.
The oven is very simple to use, with great results.
If you are baking on one level with CircoTherm, you have to make sure a round tin is in the centre, two round tins are diagonally from each other, and a loaf tin is diagonal.
The instruction booklet given with the oven is very helpful in that it tells you what you should be baking certain foods on what settings... For example, a swiss roll, or frozen pizza, or fish fingers etc.
The instruction booklet also gives tips and tricks such as what to do if the cake is too light in colour etc.
I found the instruction booklet to be very helpful, as most do not give the amount of help this one does.
What is extremely impressive with this oven is that there is an even temperature throughout, therefore each flavour is kept on its own shelf.
The cooling fan is also helpful when the cooking is done, to cool the oven down to a safe temperature.
We have had no problems with how it has cooked our food, never having to put something back in if it has not been heated properly etc.
I got this phone in the colour red on contract for £20 a month- yet with me, it didn't even last a month (i ended up giving it to my mother)
It is a small phone (109mm x 60mm x 13.9mm) and a very light one (104g) therefore it is easy to carry around in your pocket etc.
With the QWERTY keyboard, it is supposed to be quicker and easier to text; i do prefer QWERTY keyboards, however i have found that the keys on this blackberry are rather small and fiddly.
The phone has Blackberry Messenger (BBM) which is a very useful feature, it is free, and makes texting easier and quicker- yet you can only use this feature to communicate with other Blackberry users who have BBM.
The camera is only 2 megapixels, therefore it is not exactly the best; especially since it doesn't even have flash, therefore i would advise getting a separate digital camera too.
The internet is actually surprisingly quick.
The sound quality from listening to music is good enough.
However, i found that the phone was just not for me- the touch screen scroller was very annoying and hard to control, the layout of how things were presented on the screen just seemed un-organised, and the battery life was just not good enough for a heavy mobile phone user like me.
We bought this LCD 32" TV for £400; with it's appealing black and shiny style.
Opening the box, it comes with: a remote control; 2 AAA batteries; an instruction book; a quick guide; a cable holder; and a matching stand.
It comes with built in digital TV, and has full HD 1080- you can tell.
Despite it not being the most recent TV (buying it in 2009) it has definitely been the most reliable!
Furthermore, comparing it to our more recent purchase of a 50" plasma, it by far outshines it! The picture quality is just outstanding; we didn't have to change the colour, the brightness or any other options in order for it to suit us- it was great already!
This TV did sit in our living room, yet since getting our LG plasma (which i have already reviewed) this Hitachi has now been moved to our kitchen- yet to be honest, we would prefer it to be the other way round, yet with the size of rooms and where we watch the most TV, it seems more appropriate to have the LG in our living room.
Despite this being a rather short review (lacking on the technical knowledge due to having this TV for a while and losing the information booklets) I can't see us getting rid of this TV any time soon, we have had no technical problems with it what so ever, it is the perfect TV by far!
We got this LG Plasma TV for £599 in the colour black.
Our living room is rather big, and our sofas are quite far away from where we have the TV therefore we decided a this 50" TV would be great for the room.
The weight of the TV on its own is 27.6kg, and with the stand it is 29.9kg- either way, it took two people to move the TV to where we wanted it.
Unpacking the box, you get: the TV itself; a remote control with AAA batteries; an owner's manual with a disk; a polishing cloth; a ferrite core; a power cord; and a number of different sized screws.
It has a nice slim and shiny design to it, which is a definite plus as it looks very stylish.
It comes in with built in Freeview- which is expected nowadays as we can no longer have a TV which only has the 5 basic channels.
The claim with this TV is that it is a 600Hz which provides zero motion blur and a quick, sharp response time which is great when watching high speed programmes. (can't say i have noticed a difference from any other TV)
Also, it states that it has an intelligent sensor which automatically adjusts to the conditions of the room it is in; changing the brightness and colour of the picture to reduce any wasted energy. (it doesn't appear to do this at all, or if it does, then very slightly which goes unnoticed.)
Furthermore, the TV is HD- Ready 1080p, which gives 1920 x 1080p picture resolution, which apparently gives us up to 5 times more picture clarity than a usual TV; yet even when watching the HD channels on sky+, we rarely see a change- a big disappointment.
The TV is good in that it is a big screen and we can see it easily, it looks very stylish and goes well with the style of our living room; therefore it is a TV we can watch fine.
However, the features such as the intelligent sensor etc are a disappointment, coinciding with the major issue of how much the TV actually reflects! It is literally like looking in a mirror- which is especially worse when trying to watch something such as a movie which has a lot of dark scenes in it.
We bought this Indesit tumble dryer for £230 in the colour white.
We have it sitting under a worktop and it fits in neatly with the rest of the kitchen; it is 85.0cm (H) x 59.5cm (W) x 58.4cm (D)
It has a capacity of 7kg- which is useful if you have a great amount of washing.
On the front of the tumble dryer, written along the top you have settings of:
Daily- 1) ready to wear 2) cotton cupboard 3) cotton iron 4) synthetics cupboard 5) synthetics iron; Special- 6) eco time 7) wool
Sport- 8) sport intensive 9) sport light 10)special shoes
In order to choose any of the above settings, you have a dial which you can turn to choose 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 30degrees, 60degrees, 90degrees, 120degrees, 150degrees, or refresh.
You also have the on/off button.
In addition, you have 4 more options: delay start (up to 9 hours); post anti-crease; pre anti-crease; or high heat.
Furthermore you have the start/pause button.
At 69 dB it is an extremely quiet tumble dryer- you have to actually really listen to hear it.
Therefore with all this in mind, it is very good with regards to its great amount of features- having just about every setting you would ever need.
The door is also very smooth to open and close without requiring much effort.
The problems discovered with this tumble dryer is that, despite having sensor drying, the automatic settings do not actually choose the appropriate time in order to get the clothes completely dry; especially when drying towels, therefore we prefer to use the manual settings.
However, the dryer is reliable (through manual settings) in getting our clothes to the dryness we want.