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      05.09.2012 23:56
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      Best eyeliner for smooth black flicky eyes

      I am a liquid eyeliner addict. I wear it almost every day with varying thickness's and lengths depending on the look required. For the day I normally wear just a thin line and a small flick just to make my eyelashes look more defined and lengthen my eye a little. For evening I will normally pair it with some Rimmel mascara and do quite a thick line and a very big flick at the sides.

      I used to just use pencil khol eyeliners but I found that they smudged on to my top eyelid or just under my eyebrow after a few hours so that was no use. When I first tried liquid eyeliner I don't even remember which make I bought but the applicator was like a tiny paint brush with long thin bristles. This was a nightmare because they were so flexible it was hard to get a nice straight line, and although I have a very steady hand it was impossible to get a nice flick.

      Years ago I bought this Collection 2000 eyeliner and I have bought nothing else since. I am sure that other makes do the same thing but this is pretty much the cheapest liquid eyeliner you can buy at just £2.99 at superdrug. It lasts me a very long time. Maybe 4-6 months but I don't exactly count!

      The applicator on this is like a hard felt tear drop shaped end. Therefore it is the perfect shape to create flicks since the tip is pointed and a bit hard so you can be very precise. But then the side is nice and curved to allow for filling in or making a nice smooth thick line. The consistency of the liquid is really nice. It's definitely black black, and not watery. Although sometimes you do a stroke and the middle of the stroke isn't very black, perhaps because of putting too much pressure on the tip which wiped some of the liquid off. It's easily filled in though.

      The bottle is really small with a long end to hold on to which is really comfortable and you can balance it on the palm of your hand to get steady. It also has some kind of ball inside the main liquid compartment so that when you shake it it mixes up the liquid and never goes dry. Well, mine never have and sometimes I wouldn't use them for a couple of weeks.


      It comes in other colours and I have used the blue one before but that one was terrible and really liquidy so stick to thicker darker colours I think!

      All in all the best eyeliner I could imagine, well done collection 2000!

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        05.09.2012 22:40
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        Nice hand cream for a gift

        My mum won this hand cream in a raffle and I found it in her car. It had been there a while and was in its cardboard packaging untouched. I think she just already had too many creams opened to open another one so I said I would have it. I have never used hand creams before as I just used to use my normal face moisturiser if my hands got dry. But since I have gotten back from travelling over the summer I have felt my hands get dry as soon as I washed my hands or stepped out of the shower. I think it's jsut my skin readjusting to the english weather but still, I needed something!

        I have to say that the packaging for this hand cream is just lovely. I love the old fashioned classic look it has. It looks like something queens would have used back in the day. My handcream came in a different box to the one pictured. It was the same peachy pink colour as the tube and was not a rectangular cube shape. At the top it has a flap over the back which you used to open it and was flat the top and cube-like at the bottom. quite hard to explain! But the box was very pretty. As is the tube. It is a very big tube for hand cream, perhaps too big to put in your hand bag but a good one to just stick in the bathroom maybe. It is that pink colour with the same logo and writing as the box.

        It says it has argan, pomegranate and grapeseed. Now I am very familiar with argan, it is a north African oil which is great for skin and hair. It is used a lot in french beauty products and as I am half french I have used it in products a lot. It seems it is only just being made popular in the UK now. Other than that, pomegranate and grapeseed I only know in culinary terms and have no idea of their benefits for skin. Perhaps pomegranate is only used for the smell. On the back it says it also has shea butter and acadamia nut oil too. Shea butter is known for its moisturising quality and its softness. They should have put that on the front instead of grapeseed!

        The cream itself is quite a nice soft texture and does not feel greasy or heavy at all. Although when I do have really dry hands, I feel like I need something thicker to put on. It does smell quite pleasant. I don't recognise any of the smells. It just smells a bit fruity and fresh. Although it does remind me of fruit-scented hand wipes you get, as if the lemon ones came in different scents. Pomegranate maybe.

        The only negative thing I can think of is the fact that the opening of the tube where you squeeze it out is very large and you have to be really gentle squeezing the tube otherwise you get a lot out at once like I did the first few times.

        All in all it is a good hand cream and I like the design and the fact that it has argan oil in it. I also like that the tube is not plastic but that flexible aluminium (or something) which just stays where you push it so when it starts running low you can roll the end to push the cream towards the top.

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          05.09.2012 22:25
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          Amazing heated rollers

          I have very long thick and stubborn hair. It is neither wavy nor straight and kind of has a mind of its own and it quite uncontrollable. I have always used some kind of curling tool whether it be straighteners to curl, curling tong or a 1 inch curling wand. The latter being my most recent purchase last year and I thought I wouldn't get a better product because, although it was time consuming, it gave me the perfect waves or tight curls I wanted without having any creases from a clamp.

          I was at home at my mum's house recently and she always uses rollers, but the normal kind you use which are kind of like velcrow. I don't like the sound of those for long hair because I imagine they would get kind of tangled and frayed from sticking to the Velcro. I then started to google and dooyoo search for some kind of modern day rollers, and that's when I discovered heated rollers. I had also read about them in glamour magazine and thought I have to buy them. They seemed like the perfect compromise between nice curls but not time consuming.

          Unfortunately when I went to Boots I just bought the boots own cheapest version of heated rollers which I then took home and realised they had none of the big clips to keep the rollers in and only the little slidey pins. I also then checked dooyoo and google for reviews of these and the reviews were terrible so the next day I went back to boots and exchanged them for the slightly more expensive Babyliss version at £29. They come with a 3 year guarantee though so if you think about it its not even £10 a year, and they will probably last longer.

          On first look they do look quite professional with the 8 big, 6 medium and 6 small roller sizes sat each in their own compartment in a plastic case with a see-through lid. Once you take the rollers out you see that they have a slit through 2/3 of the roller which allows them to sit on a metal sheet inside the case which heats up and therefore heats the roller. The rollers are covered in felt and have plastic tips, so unless you aren't careful at all, you won't burn yourself.

          They heat up in about 5/10 minutes and it's VERY simple. you just take a bit of hair (small if you want tighter curls or big if you want a wavy look like the girl on the box) and what I do it twist it a bit then wrap it around the roller at the end then twist the roller up the length of the hair and then secure with a big clip. If you don't twist the hair first you end up getting strays which aren't taken by the roller when you start to twist it.

          You have to make sure you smooth and twist the tips of the pieces of hair before you twist the roller up otherwise if it's caught in a bad position the ends will be all frizzy and not smooth and curled. It's all about technique but I got it after my second try. The silver clips may take some getting used to but they hold the smaller rollers in quite well. I usually just use the 10 big clips provided to do my whole head though.

          They say to use on damp/dry or dry hair but I prefer it on dry hair because then you just spray a bit of heat protector on it and put them it and the minimum amount of time you have to keep the rollers in to get a curl that lasts I'd say is about 30 mins. Whereas with damp hair you'd have to wait hours for it to dry since the heat in the rollers doesn't last very long.

          Saying that, it still lasts long enough to give a great shape, and the good thing is that you can prepare your hair in 10 mins in the afternoon and leave them in until the evening and take them out just before you have to go out. This is perfect for me because I used to always be rushing doing my hair just before going out but this saves me the time. Also because you don't have to individually curl each piece of hair like you do with tongs or a curling wand. It's just wrap and go!

          Amazing purchase and it has even made my mum give up her old normal curlers which she has used for over 30 years to upgrade to some heated ones! If you're not willing to spent £70+ on a set, definitely buy these heated rollers and you won't regret it. Time-saving and don't dry out your hair like 200 degree curling tongs too. Gentle, smooth and curly hair for just £29!!

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          28.08.2012 23:55
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          Great real leather wallet!

          Just a note to start, the photo on this product on dooyoo is not the right one. That photo is of the 2-in-1 wallet which is different to this one.

          I gave this wallet to my boyfriend for christmas last year. It is always hard to decide what to get for men since they do not use or buy as many things as women do like makeup or jewellery, however a wallet is always a good idea since it will be an accessory they will always have with them to remind them of you. I thought it was time for him to have a proper leather 'man wallet' rather than just shoving cash in his pockets all the time!

          It is even a better idea when the wallet you give is multifunctional like this fossil brown leather wallet. It has slots for your cards but also a spot to put your ID in or something like that to be visible automatically through a plastic casing. Because this wallet folds away quite small it doesn't take up that much room and nicely replaced my boyfriends old one as he had a little one for everything, but I noticed it was a bit inconvenient as sometimes men need to put all their cards in the wallet at once.

          The wallet comes in a very nice and fancy tin box which he now uses to keep his passport and important cards in at home. The box is very well designed, it is brown with a blue top which closes perfectly and very tightly. On top it has some vintage aviator logos which makes it look very manly and cool.

          The wallet itself is beautifully finished with a really nice and strong brown leather which is still intact and looking very nice, which means it is very durable because he does not take much care of things normally. It is kind of vintage and has a worn effect which is really nice and different. You can tell it's really nice quality leather though.

          Inside it has 8 pockets to place cards of standard size. The notes part is also very nice and it has a nice squared vintage lining which matches the leather on the front. Maybe a downside of this notes compartment is that if you go to a country with euros they stick out a little, as he has often complained.


          The wallet also has a logo on a metal badge embedded within the leather and it says 'genuine FOSSIL classic' on it. The price was 35 pounds on the John Lewis website and I do not think the wallet was expensive at all considering some real leather wallet I had seen for much much more. And this one is of great quality and I think will last many years.

          Overall it is a great wallet for a man, it looks very manly when he takes it out and he loves it! I know fossil do a few different wallets so they are definitely worth a look!

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        • Rimmel Lash Maxxx Mascara / Make Up / 16 Readings / 15 Ratings
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          28.08.2012 20:25
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          Great for long lashes - separates and thickens them well

          My experience with mascara has always been a bit unusual. I have a lot of very long eyelashes and therefore people always think I'm already wearing mascara and tell me I don't need to. Nevertheless I sometimes want a little bit more thickness and darkness and I do love the look of long fake-esque lashes for a night out.

          My lashes get really tangled especially where the bottom and top lashes meet at the corner of my eyes, and (although I'm secretly hated for saying so) they do really annoy me being so long sometimes, as I keep having to detangle them! So, I had never found a mascara which suited already long lashes until I came across this Rimmel Maxxx Mascara. I bought it a couple of years ago at Boots for around £6. This is pretty standard for mascara of these kinds of brands, and I don't wear it every day so mine last for over a year.

          This was the first mascara of its kind that I came across. The brush for this mascara is totally different to other brushed which tend to be loads of thin bristles going all the way around the tip of the brush. This one, however, is more like a comb. The comb bit is only on one side and is made with thin plastic bristles which are quite tough so don't bend when you apply it to thick lashes. I just thought it was perfect for combing and detangling my eyelashes.

          It is also really good for being precise with where you want mascara and where you don't want any or layering the mascara at the edges to create a flick effect. I had always found it hard to do this with other mascaras and always ended up with far too much on everywhere which made my top lashes touch my eyebrows - really not ideal! It certainly can create the 3x longer/thicker effect that it claims if required. You can reapply and reapply and organise your lashes to get this effect. However I also find it good for a bit more subtle look.

          I know this one hasn't received great reviews on here so maybe it doesn't work too well on shorter or thinner lashes but to anyone out there who has my problem with long lashes, then I would suggest to try this mascara and others with the same comb-style brush. I have been hooked ever since and haven't strayed from these new style brushes. I have had to buy other cheaper makes when I've run out and gotten desperate but the Rimmel will always be the best for me!

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          27.08.2012 23:03

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          definitely the easiest way to enjoy toasties

          I think most people agree that one of the easiest, fastest and tastiest meals to prepare is a toastie. It becomes even fun with this Breville TR13S Daisy the cow toasted sandwich maker because with its fun and original design I just love looking at it while I make some cheese toasties to calm my cravings down. I got it for christmas before going to university and pretty much I have eaten a toastie a day using this machine since then. Pretty fattening but sooo good!

          Inside the maker has the plates which have the 4 triangle holes to create your toasties made of 4 slices of bread. Obviously the shapes don't fit all makes and sizes of bread and I have found my bread to be a bit too big but at least it seals off the toastie nicely keeping most of the cheese inside.

          The functionality is very efficient since you can disassemble it popping off the metal plates in order to wash them easily. Other people's toastie makers I have seen don't do that and you just have to wipe it clean on the machine which isn't ideal. At least you can put these in the dish washer if need be. Sometimes if you cannot control yourself and you put too much cheese in, it comes out melted and sticks to the plates, but as it has a non stick layer, it is not a big problem. You just need to be careful when you unstick it to not scratch it using a knife like I did because it will ruin it and then it will be harder to clean it as the non-stick comes off. However I have had this for years and it still works just as well.

          It heats up within a minute and when the toastie is ready for you to eat, the lights change to warn you you have to take them out. It usually takes around 2-3 minutes to become golden brown and crunchy. Perhaps a downside it has is that the toasted sandwich machine is quite hard to get it clip closed and sometimes the clip part has come off, luckily it has not broken, you just push it back on. A technique I now use it to put in the sandwich when its hot but don't clip the lid closed, just wait for the sandwich to reduce in size and then it will be easier to clip shut.

          Obviously the toastie maker does get incredibly hot so don't leave it in reach of children or put anything plastic near it. It usually starts steaming and making bubbling noises when its pretty much ready to come out. I have never burnt myself on it though as the handle doesn't get hot.

          Overall it is a really good appliance for your meals and to be honest I cannot stop using it since it is so easy and quick to have a nice meal at home. I definitely recommend it!

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          27.08.2012 22:05
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          Great for dry dull thick hair!

          I have thick but quite dry hair. It doesn't help that I just had it dyed dip-dye ombre so it's bleached at the ends. I have always used really deep conditioners to try to make it look sleek but I still had that dull slightly frizzy look to my hair styles unless I straightened or curled my hair. I went on the hunt for a shine spray about 10 months ago since I do not like serums which you have to use by putting them in your hands and wiping it on your hair because I'm usually in a hurry and don't want to have any mess.

          I hadn't had any Lee Stafford products before but they are very eye catching in their pink designs and I had definitely noticed them before. The bottle explains that it is a serum spray which I had never come across before. Its consistency is definitely in between a spray and a serum because it's not completely as liquid as water but is applied as a spray. It is a very small bottle but you don't need a lot of the stuff for a nice effect. You just spray it on the lengths of slightly wet hair and then you can style it or just leave it to dry. I have even used it a tiny bit on dry hair which was very whispy and well...dry! Just to make it more tame and shiny. It smells quite nice and my boyfriend has even commented on my 'nice perfume' when its actually been this spray!!

          I really like the look of my hair after using this product. It's definitely shiny but not greasy. It looks really healthy like you see famous people on red carpets! I'm pretty sure this is their secret weapon, or at least some other shine spray!

          You have to be careful though not to put too much or or to put it on the roots because then it will look like grease! I think its best for people with thick hair as then when you brush it through it spreads out a lot whereas with people who have thin hair it would probably just wet it and look greasy! I have run out now and I am going to need to buy some more as it's just a great finishing touch to an every-day or dressed-up style.

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          27.08.2012 21:09
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          Good for people who don't wear foundation but want a bit of colour!

          I don't wear foundation or anything heavy like that on my skin but I am very pale so about a year ago I was looking for something like a tinted moisturiser to just brighten up my face a bit in winter and act as a base coat for my makeup. I saw adverts for this 'miracle' cream which said it was tinted but also helped control blemishes. I do suffer with redness on my cheeks and chin and I get a few spots so I thought what's the harm? It is quite expensive for such a small bottle at around £7.50 but I figured that if it really was a miracle it was a small price to pay.

          I've got to be honest, I bought it over a year ago and I barely used it. I guess I was lazy and just wanted one moisturiser and didn't want to have to have a normal one like a Nivea one plus this one for the day which is tinted. However I have reused it in the last month and I will definitely finish the bottle!

          The bottle is quite a handy size for putting in your handbag and its a light beige colour like the cream. The cream looks quite a dense beige colour but actually once you squeeze it out and spread it a little bit you see its a little bit more watery and subtle so it definitely does not look like foundation. It is light and very silky smooth. However I do suffer with dry skin especially in winter so I cannot use this cream on its own after showering or washing my face. I have to put on my moisturiser first and then apply the BB miracle cream as a base since it is not very moisturising. I can get oily skin sometimes on my forehead so I always buy moisturiser for oily skin or light day moisturisers but this is actually very light and refreshing.

          As far as combating blemishes, I can't say I've seen a massive improvement but at the same time I think it's probably less clogging of the pores than a normal moisturiser which is perhaps too thick and heavy for the face. Whereas with this one I even put it under my eyes and on my eyelids which are very delicate sensitive areas.

          I have noticed in the last few months that other brands were coming out with similar BB products so I will be checking out the reviews for them to see how they compare.

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        • Samsung SGH-G600 / Mobile Phone / 15 Readings / 12 Ratings
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          26.08.2012 00:49
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          great mobile for the basic needs

          Samsung has gradually become one of the biggest mobile phones companies, and this is due to the sleek and stylish designs they create combined with a great arrangement of technology within them. Back in 2007 I had been noticing this advancement of this company and I felt seduced by this nice phone when touch screens were yet to be released and overtake the market. But before this happened, to me the best style of mobiles were the slide keyboard ones. They just look great and futuristic from my point of view and that was why I decided to buy it.

          I will begin describing its splendid design that enticed me to buy this product. The mobile has a big and bright 2.5 inch screen with an incredible resolution. This resolution was vital to appreciate the amazing photos it takes with its 5 mega pixel camera which is really easy to use by just pressing a side button to enable the camera within a second. Additionally, the camera has a very powerful led flash with an outstanding range in order to throw light on the objects you want to capture. It has some fantastic keys to accept or reject calls, which work just with a slight touch. And last but not least, it is really light and thin, which makes it very easy to put in your tightest pockets.

          The interface was pretty much like the one on most mobiles had back then, a menu with contacts, messages, games, settings, applications, utilities, etc.. However this samsung has a really efficient processor which makes it very quick when you want to call or text someone urgently.

          I really loved this mobile and it will be remembered as the last one I had with a physical numeric keyboard, before embarking on to the age of the touch screen devices.

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          26.08.2012 00:49

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          very efficient printer!

          The Epson Stylus sx210 is a very convenient all in one multi purpose printer which allows you to print, scan and copy. I had another HP printer all in one before but it wasn't as nice looking as this one and was bulkier. I got this one from my university for free, however I have seen that the price is very low for what it does and how easy it is to make it work. Its price is around 40 to 50 pounds. Obviously it is not as convenient nor easy to use as the wireless modern printers you find on the market lately, but at least it is way cheaper and still does all the same things. It copies, scans and prints in black &white and colour.

          In my opinion the printer is quite small for what it does, since normally scanning devices are rather big and awkward to fit anywhere. It has a flat top which I always use for putting files to be scanned or books for university as I have limited space on my desk. It has a stylish black colour that matches most technology equipment I have.

          The printer is very easy to use. You have to install the disk that comes with it to get the software for the scanning I assume. If you want to scan a document you just press the scan button on the panel and it will do it really effectively organising it on your my pictures folder for you. And if you want to copy, you press the button for that function, and on the screen on the printer you can decide how many copies you want. The stop button is very handy since if you regret any of the orders you gave, you can cancel it quickly by just pressing this button.

          A downside I have noticed is that when a cartridge of a colour runs out, it will not print in black and white until you replace that colour's cartridge. I find this a bit ridiculous since I hardly ever print in colour and not having a blue ink cartridge doesn't affect being able to print black writing. In addition to this kind of issue, if you do not have ink in your cartridges it appears to not scan either, something that does not make sense since the scanning has nothing to do with the ink. On top of that changing the cartridges was confusing until I realised you get the tray for them using the software on your computer that tells you the ink has run out you have to click next and it moves the ink tray to become accessible. It will not come out by just opening the lid.

          Overall, it is an efficient printer and for a basic student/house use it is enough and I can say it has been really useful to have it.

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          26.08.2012 00:49
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          your grand parents might find it useful since it is easier to handle than a laptop.

          I have to confess I am quite the apple products fan, I pretty much own almost every product they have on the market and sometimes I buy some that I do not even need. That was the case with this iPad which was not cheap at all and I would even say it was a waste of money in view of the use I have gotten out to it. The price of the one I bought which is the wi-fi 16 GB one is 400 pounds, even if it is the cheapest version.

          Now, the design is quite impressive. Mine is white and it has a very sleek back, and on the front it is glossy which makes it really beautiful and it stands out. Although it is very slim I have to say I was surprised with how heavy it is and I have weak wrists so I always had to rest it on something.

          The specifications of this device are really good. It has a nice retina display, a long lasting battery which sometimes seems endless, a very fast dual core, a front and back camera which are intended for skyping only. Please do not use them to take pictures in museums or sports events. It just looks ridiculous because there are way better and smaller devices to do this function, like digital cameras!

          My main issue with this device is that I just cannot find it a use for it. When I need a bigger screen and better functions than the iphone I just take my laptop which has USB ports unlike the iPad. Otherwise, I prefer having more portability and more basic functions I just take my iphone which is also, as its name says it, a phone. So the iPad stays in the air because of course it is lighter and easier to use than a laptop, but it will still require putting it in a bag or being busy with it on your hands all the time and I find it awkward to type with since you can't really use your thumbs. Also because it is pretty much an ipod touch with a bigger screen. You can use the same applications either on an iphone or ipod touch and the experience will not be too different.

          So since I did not use it much, I opted for giving it to my grandparents who actually find it easier than having a laptop where they have to type what they want which sometimes is a bit of a hassle for them, and the interface of the iPad is very simple. With the ipad they find it very easy to just touch whatever they want. In this case the ipad is easier to handle than an iphone as the screen is bigger so they will find it more friendly to their vision limitations. Plus it's lighter and more portable than a laptop so they just take it with them to watch TV or on the dinner table to skype. They don't need amazing specifications or a huge hard drive laptop so the iPad is fine for them.

          All in all I consider this product cool and beautifully designed, but it is a bit useless unless you want to give it to your elders who may find it easier to handle than computers or if you don't have a laptop and don't need to store photos or work on a device. I would advise more to get an iphone and as its more comfortable placing it in your pocket, plus it's a phone too!

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            25.08.2012 20:30
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            your jogging session will never be the same

            When you jog you want to record your daily improvement and how many calories you are burning with each session. For this reason I decided to get the Nike + ipod - iphone sensor. It is indeed a brilliant accessory for your training sessions because you can place it easily in your shoes ( there are some nike shoes that include the hole to place it under your insoles) and then you pair it with your Idevice, preferably an iphone or ipod touch, since for the ipod nano you would need a sensor receiver. The price is not bad, it costs only around 15 pounds. I think this is a low price for the utilities you get with this device.

            The design is very nice, it is really small and simple. You do not have to press any buttons to enable it. It is also very light so you do not feel any more weight in your shoe at all. The application design is also very nice and easy to program. The application is included on the iphone and ipod touch. It works when you just go on it and select what kind of exercise you want, then you press start and after a couple of steps it will be ready to start counting the stats, while you listen to your power songs.

            Something I would say is a downside is the battery. I bought it and I used for some months, but then I went travelling and I kept it in a drawer and when I was back to use it again I was surprised by the fact that the iphone was not able to identify it. However I took it to a apple store and even though the warranty was expired, they changed the battery for me.

            I am sure you will love it and your jogging experience will never be the same again!

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          • MET Fortissimo / Bicycle Helmets / 3 Readings / 0 Ratings
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            25.08.2012 20:28

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            good helmet, fair price.

            As I love cycling I love getting really reliable and nicely designed equipment. Met has always been one of my favourites helmets makes. I love their wild designs and how aerodynamic their helmets are.

            In the past I had other models and I have loved them, they are very durable as well as comfortable. The cost of this helmet fluctuates around 50 to 70 pounds which I consider is not expensive for the quality you get. I really like how it fits and the padding it has inside that makes it very easy to put on, but it is still very light and fresh. The ventilation is really good, something very important to keep your head dry and also to let the wind go through instead of hitting your helmet creating more resistance.

            In addition, the straps are well located and you can easily adjust them by popping out the buckle that holds them. They are also really easy to clean and you can wash them regularly to clean the accumulated sweat which could cause dermatological issues to your skin like itchiness or redness.

            It is very durable, I have had some crashes with it and it has demonstrated its quality protecting my head very well but not cracking really bad after a minor impact.

            Overall I think it is a good option. It might not be the most well-known model, like some giros are due to the advertising on the tour de france but still the fortissimo is well designed and you will feel like you have good protective equipment on your skull.

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          • Asus Eee PC 900 / Netbook / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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            25.08.2012 19:39
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            good for travelling

            I got this laptop in 2008 when netbooks were quite a new kind of computer on the market and their main distinctive attributes were their size and portability. These characteristics were precisely what drew me to buy the Asus Eee PC 900. The price was rather cheap, I would say. It cost only 200 pounds which was a very low price back then for a laptop.

            Mine is pearl white and I really like how it looks. I thought that due to this light colour dirt and regular use would make it change becoming yellowish and dull, but instead it has remained looking the same way for all these years.

            The keyboard feels a bit fragile, however it has lasted perfectly. But the keyboard size is the first downside I would point out, since it is really small and the transition from typing on a normal size computer to this netbook might be a bit of an nightmare.

            The specifications are ok for its size, nevertheless I think that the hard disk drive could have been a bit more spacious. It is only 12 GB which is nothing if you expect to be able to put all your photos and songs on the laptop. Other than that, the 1 GB RAM memory is all right for the tasks you will be performing with it. The screen is also a bit small and it might be annoying sometimes to fit everything you want to watch, however the image quality surprised me when I used to watch films on it from my external hard drive. It is a good laptop for taking notes in lectures or meetings and not having it as your main computer for storing all your work and films.

            All in all it is a good purchase for the cost and what you get. Although it was a bit annoying to see how after buying it, other makes and even Asus itself began releasing way better models with more space and better specifications.

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            25.08.2012 19:36

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            perfect for monitoring your practices.

            A cycle computer is an essential accessory for those who want to keep track of their training and pace when cycling on the roads, as well as to help to improve their performance since you can measure your speed on that hard parts on up-hills. So the next time you will try to keep a higher pace, and doing so, your physical condition improves a lot.

            The Cateye Vectra cycle computer is one of the best options if you cycle more recreationally rather than competitively, since on the market you can find way better ones that link with your heart beat monitor and have all the information you need on your screen. But as that was not my case I decided to get a simpler one, which was perfect for my goals. It measures the current speed, the distance you cycle each session, it has a clock, measures the average and the total distance you have travelled, also it tells you what the maximum speed was in the session and after finishing your training it will go on sleep mode automatically.

            The installation is quite easy except for the part when you have to pair the sensor on your wheel with the magnet on the fork. But after you have done this, it is just a matter of putting the cycle computer on the handle bars and it will start measuring all your statistics.

            The design is quite cool, it looks very modern and the numbers are big enough for you to quickly see what you need to know. The interface is very simple so that you can handle it with one hand without distracting yourself too much from the road and the wheel in front of you.

            Overall it is a great companion for your exercise and after you get used to it, you will miss it a lot if you do not have it with you.

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