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I have had this TV for about 4 years, and it has not failed me once.
The colour is excellent and has ports for HDMI and USB, and comes inbuilt with Free-view which is always useful for someone who doesn't have a cable sky or BT subscription. You turn it on, add an Ariel and you have over 50 channels.
My TV was 32" and was just the right size.
The set comes with a remote, which is where I had problems, because the remote would be unresponsive for no reason. I thought at first it would be the batteries or something so I changed them and still nothing. So eventually I bought a universal remote, which meant coughing up a little extra for something that should have come with the set working in the first place. I figured there was no use returning the set because they would send it off for repair and that seemed like an extra effort for something that could be replaced for under a tenner.
The screen quality is flawless, even when not being used for HD channels, running at 1080P viewing quality and the audio from the built in speakers made the experience even more enjoyable, coming in at 20W sound quality and Dolby MS10. A good quality buy I would say.
I bought the set in Curry's for £299 on sale. Not a bad price and I believe they are still going for near or around that price so it has a pretty consistent price all over the market.
The set has an automatic power off standby for those cuddly nights falling asleep in front of a good movie, preserving the TVs life and also helping you save electricity and for that good old piece of mind, if you have any problems with the set, the TV comes with ( depending on where bought) a 2 year warranty, but regardless of where u got it, Samsung will replace or repair or replace any set that falls below trading standards 2 year fit for use policy which is an extra bit of luck.
I would completely recommend buying one of these, because they last a long time, have excellent features and look beautiful in any family home, with a huge 32"/ or otherwise chosen diameter screen.
Again, maybe buy your own remote; however this is only my experience so it could be completely o.k for you guys, just keep an eye out :)
I bought this phone around six months ago, and since then has been a very active part of my life. Its so important that when choosing a phone that you really put in a lot of research because lets face it, you are going to be taking it in and out of your pocket for the next 3-6 years. Not only do you need it to look good, but you need a phone with a good operating system, good apps, camera and most importantly good battery life.
The Nokia Lumia 520 meets all of those criteria, its stylish... coming in a wide range of colours and has a very large all touch screen. This phone is what I would call "The beginners guide to using smartphones" because it has all the basic features of a good smartphone, a 2.0mp camera, with optical zoom and easy to organize photo albums, access to Nokias own App Social (similar to thee app store on apple or android).
The apps on the phne are very easy to download, a quick visit to the phones own Xbox store, which is really handy for those gamers out there, or to app social, which carries all of the bog standard apps and is fun to look around and take advantage of the phones quick download speeds, depending on wifi or cellular data.
The phone is available to buy on all networks and is priced reasonably between £50-70 which is cheap for a phone of this quality.
Here's some of the features of the lovely Lumia 520:
- 2.0mp camera
- Wifi or cellular data
- App store, social networking or Xbox gaming stystem
- Battery life of up to 20 hours.
- stylish design
- Charging hole compatable with samsung,nokia, etc.
I think the only real flaw that can be taken from the phone is the fragile manufacturing of the phone: a case that is difficult to remove, buttons that become incompatable when the cover is removed, the screen scratches very easily but it is possible to buy a protective case or screen sheet to prevent damage.
The phone is something I would definitely recommend, especially if you are using a touch screen for the first time as the screen is very responsive and reactive to touch and is very easy to operate. I think the main thing about this phone that sold it for me is the way it looks, so stylish and presentable it is a really fashionable thing to own, I love the phone and has lasted me a good while, a definite 4 star review! Go buy it now!
Now don't get me wrong, I usually use my GHDs for curls, but I was bought these for Christmas last year and I was surprised by how easy and effective they are. The curls are so easily constructable, and you can chose whether you want them loose or tight, bouncy or short etc.
The tongs plug straight into the wall and have a gradual heat meter, and you can chose whether you want it cool, warm or hot- ( most recommended for better curls, but use heat protection)
You simply section off a piece of your hair, brush it, wrap it around the tong ( but be careful not to burn yourself, I've been there) and let it loose for an easy curl- then finish with product and your good to go be glam. The thing that I found with these was that I burnt myself a lot with the heat of the tongs, as there is no clip for the hair you have to just hold it there for a while, which, even if you are wearing the little black gloves they provide you with it still hurtss dudde!
They cost my mum £19.99 in Argos last year and I really appreciate them and use them quite often. Thanks for reading...Pinky x
Impulse is really my first choice for body sprays. Its like, I have a need to have pretty bottles and stuff, and this does lead to me never being able to throw them away because they're too pretty! That really was the thing that done it for me with this spray, the bottle is a nice calm colour with the pretty diamonds on the front just shout sophisticated and, well... Glamorous!
I have tried most of the other Impulse body sprays, with no particular liking to any of them apart from the fact that they are quite fruity and are less like perfume ( like the Charlie sprays) and more like a little fresh pick me up. I found that with this one inparticular, the fruity smell was not so much, but more multiple scents mixed together- I'm honestly not too sure what scents they used, but its quite strongly fresh and girly. The main smell I get from this is rose I guess, I'm not too good with naming scents but it is a very lovely smell and I love to wear it. Obviously I wear my perfume as well, but after time that fades and it never hurts to have a bottle of something smelly in your bag to make sure you are always smelling your finest :)
I bought mine at a local superdrugs store costing me about £1.30 ish. I got it when it was new out and I still have my bottle, even wearing it quite often, not everyday, but often. So, I think the conclusion is that it lasts a while and you get your moneys worth of body spray. I think the only flaw I could give this is that the price is a little eccentric, compared to most other body sprays, which mainly cost around a pound, and 30p might not seem like that much but if you are me it kinda is! :)
It usually lasts for around 2-3 hours, not too long but a good wear. It is quick and easy to use, just literally spray and go... I don't think you could go wrong, just lower the price a bit please?
Thanks for reading. Pinky Xxx
I'll just start off my saying: I LOVE MY HAIR! You name the hair care product, I've probably got it. I usually use the Aussie styling range, but as amazing as they are...they don't come cheap! So, I decided to change to this as I had heard that it was quite good and only a fraction of the price.
On first impressions, the colour of the bottle sold it to me by first glance. I love pink too, as you may tell I'm a bit of a 'girly girl' as they say ;) I thought the smell was just very inviting. It was fresh, I really liked this as most other shampoo and conditioners can be quite smelly, and contain a lot of perfume and chemicals that are not really needed, but this was simply a whiff of cleanliness, and I loved that!
I use a small blob and just work it into a foam, with the conditioner I run it through with my fingertips, leave for a few minutes and rinse ( as you do ;) You can tell a difference immediately with your hair, it instantly becomes soft and I couldn't stop touching it. I can honestly say that I'm gutted I hadn't discovered this sooner, as it has saved me a hell of a lot of money. I still use the Aussie conditioners though sometimes, as they just smell gorgeous!
When you blowdry your hair after, you can notice the difference and your hair stays shiny for about two days, then obviously you need to wash it again. You get a good 500ml in the bottles, so there is quite a lasting supply there, but if you are like me and wash your hair 4/5 times a week you may find that you are buying more. They also have cremes, masks and sprays available in this range, personally, I haven't used them but I'm sure they are just as good as the shampoo and conditioners.
I think the one thing that really sold this product for me is that it is unlike the other Loreal ranges, it says it has real pearl extracts embedded in the creme and I thought " hey, a few quid for some pearls, don't mind if I do". I bought mine at my local Asda Wall Mart for 2 bottles for £4. Coming in at just two quid each, I have bought these only recently so the offer may still be available. Otherwise, they cost £2.62 each, still not bad for the quality you are receiving. They are available at all good supermarkets, pharmacies, and general retail stores ( I doubt you'd find them in a hairdressers, but if you are desperate, have a look).
Five Dooyoo stars from me, with not a single fault in sight. This product definitely deserves credit, and I felt the need to share the word with everyone about how amazing it is...seriously buy it! Thanks for reading, love as always...Pinky Xxx
Cormac McCarthy is among one of the few fictional authors to write about post-apocalyptic society, but to my amazement I actually enjoyed reading this book.
As an AS English literature student, I study a number of pieces for my summer exam- this being one of them. On first impressions, the book kind of took me aback with it's depressive nature, but due to the fact that I had to, I read it anyway :) Immediately, it is clear that McCarthy's style is overtly different to those of modern authors, using only compound sentences and a mere comma now and again- McCarthy stated in an interview with Oprah that he doesn't like to clog up the page with "weird little marks". However, this is quite a difficult style to get used to, and as a reader, it put me off a bit as I was reluctant to read it in the beginning and this layout just confused me too much! You do get used to it after the first hundred pages, oh, and the book doesn't have chapters! I know, bombshell moment... It just simply flows, however I felt this just reflected McCarthy's craft as a writer as it emphasizes the 'anything goes' structure of society, and it's mess up after the unspecified cataclysmic event which shattered mankind.
The story follows mainly two characters: The Man and The Boy. The man is in charge of making sure the boy is safe and that they get to the coast ( their destination in the novel) where they plan to find others and settle. The characters travel both a literal and metaphorical road, in the sense that they need to get to the coast and the way they develop as people throughout the expedition. McCarthy is clever as he doesn't state what the disaster is, allowing the reader to interpret it for themselves. For me, it made me wonder whether it was a man-made disaster, the effects of capitalism resulting in an outbreak of war and or nuclear bombing?
As the book progresses, the relationship between the man and the boy is increasingly highlighted by McCarthy as the last important thing in the world, clearly acting as the most beautiful thing the world holds, and that nothing can revoke love or blow up an innate bond between father and son.
I just love the fact that this book stands for everything I believe in, and was the main reason I ended up being gripped to it for three days. The questions raised from The Road are that it could be people's nature that maybe one day will cause society to ruin, acting as a cautionary tale and a father/son love story. For those of you who are afraid to leave their comfort zones when it comes to literature please burst that metaphorical bubble and read The Road, you will be pleasantly surprised! I took a lot away from this story, it taught me to respect and love my family, as it is unclear what tomorrow will bring. Even Oprah herself has said this book is great, and odds are she was paid to say it, but the principles there I think! ;)
5 Dooyoo stars from me, a relatively quick read and so much thought put in by the author to create such a masterpiece. I bought my copy on Amazon for £4.99 about four months ago. I still have a quick read of it now and again, obviously for revision purposes, but because I love entering the world of post-apocalyptic horror, and also the strong loving vibe that the story gives off. I think it is good value for money and a story you will hold in your hearts forever! Thank you for reading.... Pinky Xxx
I've never been big on computer games, apart from the odd Zelda when I was younger- but this game really turned my opinion of the Wii around. I saw it on offer at game for £18 and was just too tempted not to buy it, and the story starts from there...
I can't explain the excitement I felt when I ripped off the plastic from this game and smushed it into the Wii disc receiver. I grabbed my Wii remote, my friends, and that was the start of an epic adventure into dancing. And, the amazing thing about this game is that you don't actually need to be a good dancer in order to get a good score, you just need a bit of confidence and a big wide smile on your face!
There is a wide range of songs available, some I know and some I don't. Here is a rough outline of the better quality tracks on the set list:
- Dynamite ( Tiao Cruz..tuneeee)
- Price Tag ( Jessie J )
- California Gurls ( Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg)
- Party Rock Anthem ( LMFAO)- One of the more difficult ones, but still a laugh
- Silly Little thing called love ( Elton John and Nicole Kidman )
- Beautiful Liar ( Shakira and Beyonce)
- Promiscuous ( Nelly Furtado)
All amazing songs and with cleverly choreographed dances for everyone to enjoy, while holding your Wii remote in your hand you can see the Avatar on screen and follow their exact moves, then see which rates you get for how well you performed the moves, and total that up either solo or multiplayer for a heck of a time.
Honestly, it's a lot of fun and the moves are like ' one size fits all' even for people who have never played it is very simple to pick and and within an hour will be sweating away in your lounge for an amazing workout. Some of the songs are quite intense, and brun the fat quite seriously. As your whole body is moving, you are burning fat and toning all over. These types of games are available in all major computer retailers, such as Game, Gamestation etc. A recommendation from me and 5 Dooyoo stars as there really are no faults with this game...you'll play for hours! x Thanks for reading, Pinky xx
I have always thought the idea of interactive games was awesome, they are so much fun for the whole family. The Wii fit was released a while back, and is still quite popular- that my friends is for a very good reason: it's good fun, quick and easy to use, a total recommendation.
On first appearance, the Wii fit board is white with a small blue power button ( indicating it's switched on, surprisingly this is quite helpful) and does just about everything. When you switch it on, you are introduced to the game and given instructions on how to use it and a body test- for measuring your height, weight, BMI and how you compare to others and are given a game plan, like I say, to get in better shape.
There are a number of games available:
- Running ( several options for this game)
- Steps ( and for Wii fit plus steps plus)
- Balance games
- Aerobic exercises
- Skiing and ski jump
- others are available that I can't remember but these are the ones I enjoyed most
The Wii board is quite easy to use, as it switches on quickly and instructs you on how to play each game.
You can see how many calories you have burnt off after each work out session, and how you ranked in comparison for other Mii's in your Mii village ( available in the Wii menu for further customisation)
Personallly, the wii fit was an amazing experience and i urge anyone who hasn't got one or played it before to play at least once as you can literally watch your body become more healthy. The Wii fit gives you hints and tips as to which foods are better for you than others, although for you lucky educated people you may already know ;)
The wii piggy shows you how much time you have spent on the game and how this, again, compares with the other players on your system. This data is then presented on a graph for you to see and comapre the difference from when you started to now. You can also see a total amount of days you have been active, and even receive a fair telling off from the machine for staying away too long; if that is not encouragement then what is? This piece of technology seriously wont do you any harm and is relatively cheap to buy, retailing at a reasonable price of £69.99 brand new, I think I even saw a limited edition available in Game which was black. I bought mine second hand from Game last year at Christmas for £39.99 and was in amazing condition and works perfectly, as if new. So, for those of you now willing to fork out 70 quid you can buy one second hand for a fraction of the price and it really has no difference, but I understand the principle and excitement you get from buying something with a bigger price tag...I've been there ;)
5 Dooyoo stars from Pinky, oh, and you might need to buy some batteries...just a reminder as it set me back in my tracks when they run out as soon as I bought the board... but an extra couple of quick wont break the bank. Thanks for reading guys! xxx
As many of you who read my reviews know: I am a mobile phone geek! If I had to count how many phones I have had..well... we'd probably be here a while! ;) But I think it's safe to say I wasn't disappointed with this purchase. My mum is constantly telling me how contracts are bad, and they cost so much money I just got bored with the arguing and went out and paid the full £350 for this stunner, and to be honest I don't regret it. I take my phone everywhere with me, and am constantly on it; so when I inherited this little beauty it was like a little connection had been made.
On first thoughts the phone seemed a little big, but I had just switched from a Blackberry so it was bound to be a difference. When turning it on for the first time I noticed how different the graphics were, everything was s clear and HD, I couldn't have asked for a better welcome...
When I looked up up on the samsung website, I saw that there is a 4.3 super amoled display, not quite sure what it is, but It made my mobile experience all the more fun...
Obviously, the phone is part of the Android collection of smart phones, and has a similar running capacity to the iphone collection. Therefore, you have access to the android app market where you can download new top of the range apps, some free and some paid for. For example, most people associate Angry Birds as being the best game, but personally I like Me want Bamboo- but that's just me! ;) The app store is already downloaded to the phone when you buy it and it is quick and easy to browse and get what you want, downloads are really fast ( depending on your wifi or contract deal) you can't really go wrong.
I change my phones all the time, but I have had this phone for nearly two months now and have no intentions of buying a new one ( I know, hold for applause!) but there aren't really any faults to it.
Again, going back to the game play, the graphics are really clear and the gaming experience it just amazing, it sometimes makes me wonder why people why game consoles when they can buy this and get a phone with it.
Here is a quick outline of the features for those of you willing to buy it:
- 8.49mm slim design
- readers hub ( for books)
- Internet web browsing and downloads.
-wifi direct to printer.
-8mp camera with LED flash, has video camera also.
- Full HD video recording with play back.
- voice recognition ( you have to speak really really clear!)
- game and music hub.
- active sync
Persuaded yet? I was when I saw the picture, never mind the features! The camera use is just amazing, and the flash comes in really handy when your out at night as the pictures come in really clear- sorry Blackberry! However, the one this I found more enticing than any other feature was the internet use, it literally is like you are on your laptop at home casually surfing the web, and the google app makes surfing all the more easy... But for me, I enjoy reading/ and or listening to books- and the readers hub comes in very handy for this as you have your own little collection of books or audiobooks to use anytime you want- and I travel a lot so this is something I use quite frequently. The music player on the phone is standard of any samsung phone, just a simple play and pause feature ( obviously there is more, but that's pretty much all you need to know) Most people would compare this to the iphone, but my friends, I don't really see the comparison- the iphone is a simple, yet good, piece of technology, but this phone is so much more than just a piece of technology- it has a piece of my heart. As above, the music player isn't all that good, but I have an ipod touch now ( see review for more details) so that isn't a problem- if there were any faults to give this, then it would be that.
The battery life of the samsung galaxy usually lasts up to around 9 hours, from fully charged, but that is if you are using it all the time ( like me!)- so overall a good battery life :) x
For those of you who want to buy it, please have a look at the Samsung website for more details, or go into your nearest mobile phone provider and they can sit and have a chat with you- after all it is a lot of money to spend- or you can get it on contract for next to nothing ( with a monthly fee for usage etc).
From me, a top quality smart phone which I recommend to all of your mobile lovers- but a little tip... buy insurance as trust me the loss of this phone would require counselling! :)x Thank you for reading
At the beginning of this year, I enrolled in an A level English literature class and was told this was the novel we were going to be studying ( among others ). Now, I'm not really big on reading unless there is a cheesy vampire/ware wolf love story involved ( twilight ;P ) but when I forced myself to sit down and read this book I was surprised by how gripping it was... page after page I couldn't set it down, and when I wasn't reading I was thinking about what will happen next, how will the characters' respond?
Eventually, the book and me were inseparable, I took it everywhere with me and I don't think it'd be too dramatic to say a little bond was formed :)
The book contains 25 chapters, in 324 pages and took me about four days to read; but it's safe to say the ending is worth the wait- and Hosseini's craft as a writer surely deserves praise.
Set in Afghanistan, the book begins with some subtle signifiers that there is a flaw in the relationship of main character and narrator Amir, and his father Baba. Amir has a close relationship with his Hazara servant Hassan, whom is treated no different to Amir by his father. The book focuses a lot on caste segregation in Afghanistan, and also the types of culture experienced by the characters- it was interesting for me as a reader to see how life changed for the characters, and how they were unable to live in their district anymore and follow their slow journey to America.
Amir comes across as quite the protagonist in the Kite runner, as it is written in the first person narrator we get to see his thoughts and feelings and perhaps on how this causes a bias of opinion on some of the other characters.
I don't want to spoil things too much for those of you willing to read the book- so I'll just state that there is a problem which the characters ( especially Amir ) has to overcome, but living in America makes it hard for him to make things right and clear his conscience for his past mistakes...He journeys to Pakistan to meet an old friend ( Rahim Khan )- to discuss how to sort these problems and eventually he does, to an extent.
I think the main thing you need to know when thinking about buying this book is that is does have devastating points, but you take away so much from the story- how to keep hold of your relationship and not take people for granted, and most importantly to protect those whom are close to you, as you never know one day you might not have the chance to apologize for your bad choices...
Overall, I can't find a flaw with this novel, as it encapsulated me the entire journey- gripped from beginning to end and if you are like me, with a soft spot for your family then read this book as I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!
I bought my copy from WHSMITH in London, and it cost me just £7.99. And, for the amount I have to learn about this book and also the amount I enjoyed it is a small price to pay! 5 dooyoo stars for this book!
Ps... hope I haven't given too much away! love Pinky xx
Now, I know that Johnson's is a really widely known baby care range, but to be honest they are a little OTT with their prices ( unless you get them at Asda on a special!) This is something my family have used for a long time, coming in at about £1.50 a bottle you can't go wrong, and you only need a little bit to make a nice bubbly bath!
I usually just squeeze once for a little pea sized bobble, the bottle says to use a teaspoon; but I think that may seem a bit weird ;) it starts bubbling up right away, and despite it's strange greenish color, the bath looks pretty normal when it's full. I usually just squeeze it right under the tap for maximum effect, then wait for the bath to fill up...and enjoy your beautifully smelling bubble heaven!
I wouldn't recommend overusing the product, as too many bubbles can ruin it...and especially if you have little ones can be quite dangerous.- I don't have a baby myself, so I couldn't say what it is like for youngsters, but for me it puts a cherry on top of a relaxing bath time!
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I buy mine at Tesco weekly and have never been disappointed with the results. However, it doesn't seem to popular nowadays so if you want it I recommend a thorough inspection of the infant isle at your local supermarket. As stated above, it comes in at about £1.50, much cheaper than some Johnson's baby baths which can be up to £3.00! (ikr) ;) It comes in 500ml bottles which usually last about a month ( but my house have quite a few people) so it can be different for other families...
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I love it, and honestly cannot find any faults in it's usage and will continue to keep buying it! It's lovely aroma gives it that extra wow factor for me, as over smelly bubble baths can be quite sickly and sometimes you just want a clean, fresh smelling wash. :) I definitely recommend this product to anyone, I know everyone loves a good bath for relaxation so why not treat yourself! Thank you for reading...Pinky xoxo
As a recent addition to A level psychology, I needed the perfect book to guide me through my studies; and not just any book would have cut it, but this books passes with flying colours. The layout of the guide is useful, with hints and tips to help if you get stuck. The language is simple, yet complex when it needs to be, although with the odd grammatical error (well chuffed I found one!) The books is split into categories for each individual topic, with a question and answer question at the end of each one.
The real thing that stood out about this book was the colours, I know it sounds silly but if you've ever done a lot of reading/ or had to do a lot of reading looking at a black and white page for hours on end can make your eyes hurt, so with the odd change it colour and images, your brain is constantly awake and ready to learn!
As a topic, psychology requires you to learn lots of studies, so with each study squared off it's easy to distinguish between the different segments of knowledge you are required to learn. The books also allows you to see the key terms for which you need to learn the definitions for, they are also sectioned off in the corners of the page so you can either highlight or add a post it note to it for easy access ( that's my little way of navigating around my books!). Usually in the top left corner there is a little box which is called ' do it yourself' which allows you to carry out tasks as home and outside which let you expand your knowledge on a topic, and overly help you remember it better for better application in the exam.
However, the books does, unfortunately carry some weaknesses: the information is clumped together in big chunks of writing, where the color and key term analyzer help dim this fact, it is textbook that looking at bulks of writing will just make you bored and your mind will eventually drift off, and then you are not focusing 100% so information will not be processed properly! Despite this, the book is still my primary source for knowledge when I need to refresh my memory or simply have a good read with something that I am quite interested in, but I'm sure there are other books out there that have that credibility!
Price and availability wise, I got it on Amazon for £14.99 a while back, but I'm sure it is still available and I highly recommend it to anyone studying the AQA A specification.
The book also has little exam tips in the bottom corner which allow you to see an example answer for exam use, whether it be a good or a bad one, I prefer the bad ones as the incorrect knowledge will just make you feel smarter and then the information will be elaborated on ( just from personal experience ;)
There is also a section for real world applications, which allow you to see how psychology is applied in the real world, really showing that step up from GCSE study where you would simply have to define and evaluate the terms. This book really showed me how to manage the change between GCSE and AS study, and I think it's safe to say I'm looking forward to furthering my study. But, hopefully it will all be worth it after my exam, which is on Tuesday, wish me luck and happy Dooyooing! xx
Due to the fact that I have the most amazing mum in the world, I was given this as my Christmas present and I think it's fair to say that I was not disappointed! On first impressions, the iPod touch looks a lot like the new iPhone, and as someone who couldn't afford one it just added to the experience that much more. The most amazing thing about it has to be the app store, there is simply everything you could possible want app wise, in different categories to help navigate around the store. From lifestyle to books there really is everything. When I set it up, you find that it carries a similar software to the iPhone, running on apple ios5 which makes the speed fast and the phone running smoothly. The features built in to the phone include maps, music, videos, pictures, camera ( front and back with face time) and many more. The camera is awesome, really clear with an easy switch to video camera. I will be honest, the battery life isn't very good, probably lasting only six or seven hours when you are using it constantly, and with all the apps you will be. It is annoying also that the speaker doesn't go very loud, I tried using the alarm on it for the first time this morning and or didn't wake me up, so no college today! However, despite this the sound quality through the headphones is good and clear as the iPod comes with the standard iPod headphones. But if you don't want those, the jack is 3.5mm which fits all independent brand headphones, sO you can feel free to change the colours. The one thing that I found really useful about the iPod is the iBooks application, which allows you to download both free and paid books fro. The app store direct to your own virtual book shelf. The free books aren't all tha good, but the paid ones are half the price of the paperback version and it's the experience that counts :) plus, the apple safari link is always useful, and as an added bonus you can't get any viruses which is great for downloading music. However, the price o do feel is way to high, a hundred pounds maybe but 150 is a lot. However if you want it badly then I'm sure you can form it out! :)
For so long I have wanted a Blackberry smartphone, which made the excitement unbearable when I recieved it as a birthday gift. I remember it like it was yesterday, carefully opeing the little black box, to find my beautiful Blackberry waiting for me to love it, which I do! I got the white 9300 Blackberry bold 3G. I did so much research before getting it, making me already an expert on the phones features.
On opening the box and inserting my sim, my network required a £5 payment for the Blackberry services: BBM, BB app world and email features. All Blackberry phones are available on a wide range of network providers, contract or pay as you go. I got mine on Pay as you go, it's just so much more simple that way, so extra fees and credit when you want it.
On first impressions, the phone looks classy, smart and well designed. When starting the phone up, you have to wait for a progress bar to fill so the phone can set up and install new Blackberry systems.
The phone has a trackpad scroller directly under the screen, like most phones. This Blackberry phone is not touchscreen, nor does it have any touchscreen features; therefore lacking apps such as angry birds and stupid zombies (random examples). The phone comes equiped with Blackberry app world, which has thousads of free and paid for applications for the users enjoyment. I have found things like ispeech translator and angry farm quite interesting apps.
As you may already know, Blackberry messenger, or BBM, is a universal free social chat for all Blackberry owners. Each BB phone comes with a pin unique to the device, which is entered, or scanned, into another BB for the free chat service. BBM is certainly one of my favourite things about the BB, I can write to all my friends and swap pictures, videos and voice notes for free via the char messages. There is currently no cost for the use of BBM and other BB features. You can organise your contacts into groups which makes the proccess more easy and managable.
The camera on the BB bold 9300 3G is not amazing, 2 MP. Most phones have a better quality camera, but if you're buying a phone for the camera then don't buy this one. The phone has both a capture camera and video camera. The phones memory without an external source is low, but most BB packages include a memory card, mine came with a 2GB card which was easily inserted into the back ot the phone,behind the battery. A BB phone is a social phone, it's main features are bent around social networking and business. I have my email delivered directly to my messages on my phone, separated from text messages so it's not too confusing.
The Blackberry comes with Facebook, MSN, Yahho messenger and google as built in apps. The phones has the capability to be 3G, enabling a faster and more reliable internet service. You can also connect to local wifi conections which I do on my Sky box at home for free. I love being able to use my phone as a source of information, talking for free, calling and fb status updates. In my opinion, this phone is perfect for someone on the go, perhaps a business person; I guess that's why it's called a smartphone *cringe*
The Blackberry phones have an LED light which flashes when you have a mobile notification. You can download an app which enables the light to flash different colours which I think is really cool.
you can turn this on and off. You can also make it flash a different colour for separate contacts, which is useful when you are not expecting a call; you will know who it is :)
You can pick up a Blackberry Smartphone in any local mobile phone suppliers for the price of £159.99. Mine was on offer at Phones4u. The phones don't come with a case, however they do come with economy headphones, charger and a USB cable. BB phones are easily sync'd with a computer for further personalisation. The price may vary depending on the store, product version and running version.
The other day, I was in Superdrug and I saw this lipgloss on offer with Impulse body spray for £3. And, being as much of a BarryM fan as me I had to buy it. I was shocked that it only cost three quid but I wasn't going to complain. My first impression of this was how pretty the colour was. I got a very light/clear pink colour which is perfect for my skin/lips. It is a very simple, yet pretty design. With just the BarryM logo and some small copy about the product the tube is quite stereotypical of a lip gloss. The gloss is held in a clear plastic container with a simple black lid which you lift up with the application wand on. On the top of the container, in clear writing is the words 'Limited Edition'. I would urge anyone wanting to buy this product, to do it soon as you never know when this amazing offer will end.
The product doesn't have masses of gloss in it, but no more, no less than expected. BarryM is quite a well known cosmetic manufacturer, providing us with the wonder that is dazzle dust (which I happen to own over 15 different shades of!) Inside the wand, you get 3ml of gloss which isn't bad for the price you're paying, keeping in mind that you got an Impulse body spray in the pack too. On the back of the pack, there is an address and website for the Barry M company and other small print about the product and it's makers.
The product itself is sensational, expecting no less from Barry M. The lipgloss I have, as explained above, is pink, but is also available in a wide range of other colours and I'm sure is sold separately, unless under a different name and price. When I first opened the product, what hit me was the smell. So sweet. It smells almost like the strawberry version of Tutti Frutti, Frutina sweets. It has a very sweet, girls smell which only made me more fond of it. When applying, I found that it wasn't too sticky like most other glosses and didn't stick your lips together. It always puts me in a good mood when I wear it as the smell is so overpowering.
The easy shaped wand makes application thorough and simple. When applying, slide across the lips until satisfied then rub lips together for an even finish. I find, that when you are wearing dark eye colours this gloss stands out more. It leaves your lips shiny and bright. The colour isn't too vivid and looks as natural as your going to get with gloss. If you want a more natural look, I'd advise lip balms or beige lipsticks. The only thing that makes me feel sad about this product is the availability, it's not going to be around forever, so my advice, STOCK UP!
You can't buy this separately, but I would advise you buy it, £3 isn't bad for a lip gloss from BarryM, and you get a free Impulse body spray with it. I got the Very Pink body spray which I lovely. That may be under another review if I can find the time.
The coverage is excellent and lasts around 5-6 hours and even after that you will still have smooth lips. If you look closely at the gloss, you will notice that it has an almost glittery shimmer that looks just dazzling. You can smell it when you wear it and I don't know how I can recommend it more. This is one of my essential handbag must-haves and I feel that all women should have it on them at all times. This gloss keeps your lips soft and your purse full! You can't complain with a Barry M product, once again. The dazzling smell and the pretty pink look with keep you smiling all day long. An overall five stars from me, I seriously couldn't find any faults with this product, sorry! I hope this review has been useful to all of you who read it! Thanks :)