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      09.11.2011 10:32
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      All in all it is a reasonably healthy way to start the day, especially if your options are limited.

      Not being able to face breakfast first thing in the morning, my options are limited when I get to work, no toaster, microwave or kitchen at all. So after a few days of getting a fast food breakfast, and getting pretty sick of it, I stumbled upon these Oat so Simple pots of porridge. They are 50g and cost approximately £1 (so if you can get them on a deal in Tesco, so much the better) and they are perfect (especially during the winter months).

      You peel off the foil lid, fill up with hot water to the line, stir and then put the lid back on for two minutes whilst it 'cooks'. It's a very easy way to get a healthy breakfast in the morning.

      It doesn't need milk as it contains powdered milk, and it is quite high in sugar (10.9g per pot which is 12% of your daily intake), so it wouldn't be as healthy as making 'proper' porridge at home with rolled oats, but it is low in salt and saturated salt.

      Furthermore, it actually tastes nice, especially if you remember to stir it so it doesn't go lumpy (which I have forgotten to do on occassion).

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    • HTC 7 Trophy / Smartphone / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      31.10.2011 13:49
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      Couldn't be happier with my HTC Trophy. Windows 7 is a remarkable OS

      I got the HTC Trophy for my birthday earlier this year, and I think it's brilliant. I am probably not the most tech-savvy person, but this phone combines ease of use and incredible good looks. The microsoft OS is a pleasure to work with, it is quick and very easy to use. The HTC Trophy is a very good looking phone, with a screen that is bigger than the iPhone 4 at 3.8" (vs the iPhones 3.5"). The Trophy is a lot smaller than the HTC HD7 or the HTC Titan, which are more similar in size to the Samsung Galaxy SII, but this means it fits more snuggly into your palm, and into your pocket.

      When I received it, it was running Windows 7, and I had to update it to Windows Mango 7.5 a few months ago. The update proved to be a little frustrating as Zune kept reporting an error half way through the update, but when I used a different PC the update went fine. Some of the updated features are amazing; on maps I can click one button and find out what is local to me wherever I am - from 'eat & Drink' to 'See & Do' and 'shop & highlights'.

      Furthermore, some of the apps are a lot more stylish than the ones offered on the iPhone (IMDB and eBay spring immediately to mind). The weather app gives you the weather for exactly where you are (not the nearest big town) and is pretty good looking with simulations of the weather (fog/rain etc.)

      Windows 7 is the way forward, and I haven't come across a nicer handset to date (although that may change with the Nokia Lumia...

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        31.10.2011 13:16
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        An easy way to get gorgeous eyelined eyes

        I love the look of eye-lined eyes, I have been wearing eyeliner in various forms for about 10 years, starting off with kohl before progressing to liquid applied with a shaky hand above the eye. I got the Bobbi Brown Long lasting Gel Eyeliner in Black last Christmas, and I can't praise it enough. It is possible to do a nice elegant thin line, close to the lash line, or layer it for '60s style flicks. And best of all it still holds strong long after the kohl and liquid eyeliner has slid down your face.

        It comes in a small pot(only 3g) but despite this, 10 months on from when I got it, it's only just running out. It's not cheap in comparrison to Rimmel's liquid eyeliner, or the similar version that Maybelline has produced, but it works a treat.

        I would suggest that you invest in a good brush; I prefer the angled eyeliner brush from Benefit, as it is quite fine. The eyeliner goes on very smoothly, so shaky hands that make such a dramatic difference to liquid eyeliners does not matter so much with this gel one.

        All in all, once this one runs out I will be replacing it without a doubt.

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