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      15.11.2013 17:30
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      Possibly one of the best crime novels ever

      The Norwegian Author Jo Nesbø has become a world known super star because of his thrilling and amazingly well written novels about Harry Hole, a character with deep emotional problems and struggling with his relationship not only to his on and off girlfriend Rakel, but also to alcohol. Hole is a brilliant investigator, solving cases his collegaues struggles to piece together, but his taste for beer and stronger drinks threaten to ruin not only his Ability to solve cases, but his relationship to friends and Family.

      Nesbø is a truly brilliant Author, and Reading The Snowman in Norwegian was an amazing experience I never Will forget. The translator has done a very good job in translating this novel into English, but the Norwegian original Will always be superior. In this novel, the killings of several characters are closer to Hole than ever, and the suspense and drama of the novel is quite unique. The plot is brilliantly constructed, and every character is interesting and full of depth. The reason why this novel is one of the best crime novels ever written, has a lot to do with the intensely amazing ending of the book, and I Will of course not reveal this here... However, the Author has created a plot and way of writing that makes you want to read this story from beginning to end without putting it down, and I did!

      We meet an investigation team in Oslo, Hole the "leader" of this team, all though not the man with the most power. Harry and Rakel have split up, and Rakel is seeing a new man, much to Holes frustration.

      I cannot Write much more about the plot without revealing important information that one as a Reader simply has to experience by oneself, but I can asure you that this is a novel you wont regret having read, and no Wonder Martin Scorcese has been interested in making this novel into a major Blockbuster Movie.

      All in all this is a brilliant crime novel from one of the worlds leading Authors in this genre.

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    • Colgate Icy Blast / Oral Care / 2 Readings / 1 Rating
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      14.01.2012 12:37

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      Colgate, like the North Pole in your mouth...

      Over the last couple of years, this Colgate Icy Blast has become the toothpaste I use at a regular basis, as I have found it to work very well for me! I don`t think five pounds for one tube is that expensive, because this product doesn`t give any empty promises, it simply cleans your mouth very efficiently, leaving it amazingly refreshed, what is kind of what we all want from our toothpastes, isn`t?

      The 100 ml bottle looks very promising, with a chilled, frozen design to it, and for sure, when I have used this toothpaste, my mouth kind of feels like a place where Scott and Amundsen would try getting first to... I brush my teeth three times a day, and during the day and night, my mouth always feels very fresh and clean, and very well cleaned too, not to forget that.

      This Icy Blast from Colgate cleans your mouth very well, and it will make your mouth and teeth feel amazing!

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      14.01.2012 12:21
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      Chanel no 5, what a lady!

      I just couldn`t write that many reviews about perfumes without writing one about perhaps the most legendary, classic, amazingly sensual and tempting perfumes in history, the Chanel no 5. This historic perfume has been on the market since 1920, and legendary women such as Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly all expressed that this was their favorite perfume, Marilyn Monroe going to bed with nothing but Chanel no 5. Oh well, I also love this perfume, but my not movie star budget won`t allow me to use it too often, mostly on very special occasions...

      There`s no denying it; this is a very expensive perfume! However, you don`t need more than one or two sprays applied onto your neck, and it will last for an entire day or evening! I purchased a 100 ml bottle for the whopping price of 129.99, but then again, I have had this bottle for centuries now, perhaps it will outlive me... So it`s expensive, but this is after all Chanel no 5!

      This is without question a fragrance that makes you feel like a woman, a sensual, sexy, classy and elegant woman, all wrapped into one! I can`t explain why, but I always experience a confidence boost when I wear this, and I just feel more appealing, not just to men, but in general! This is a very clasy, sensual and lovely perfume, and it`s difficult to take it apart and describe everything it smells of! I do think it`s a favorite amongst women of all ages, but for some reason, I cannot picture a fourteen year old girl wearing this, as it`s in my opinion a perfume for women 20 years and up all the way to 99... I also have to mention the legendary look and design of the bottle, a pure classic, almost a piece of art to have standing on your bath room counter, this perfume will surely be an envy to all of your girlfriends, and if you`re going on a first date, or perhaps a fifth date, this pefume will get you a husband...

      A legendary, sensual, classic perfume all women ought to own!

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      14.01.2012 11:55

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      Not a perfume I recommend

      Sometimes, you stumble across a perfume that is not perfect, but not that bad either. This perfume from Narciso Rodriguez became that perfume for me; not excellent, but not that bad... I think the first thing that didn`t quite appeal to me with this perfume, was the very, very feminine looking bottle, it just became too girly for me, and I didn`t get it... So, with the negativity of not liking the bottle hanging over me, was I able to sniff away at the perfume with a fresh mind? Yeah, I think I was!

      To my nostrils, this became a very intense, strong and musky experience, as I found the fragrance to be very intense and way too much for my liking. Instead of being mild and suttle, this fragrance in many ways ruins for itself by trying too much, and though there are several scents that appeal to me in the blend, it ended up making me kind of woosy and with an headache, which unecessary to say didn`t give this perfume an extra plus... There are several exotic fruits and flowers in this perfume, but I do think I also noticed the classic scent of rose in here, and undoubtedly a big splash of musk...

      Yes, so this perfume wasn`t a big hit for me, and with it lasting about 4 hours before you have to apply more, not really wanting to apply more, this is a perfume I don`t really recommend that much, as it`s also very expensive, a 50 ml bottle owning the cost of 55.99.

      Not going to be a favourite.

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      13.01.2012 14:03
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      Lola and Luis Vuitton, my gosh!

      That`s how tempting this body lotion from Marc Jacobs honestly is! This tempting and delicious body lotion offers a combination of smells that makes me think that it sometimes would do quite well as dessert! Aaanyway, this body lotion from the legendary Marc Jacobs comes in a very stylish and lovely designed tube, with dark purple and flaming orange and pink colors, making it look a lot more expensive than what it actually is, me very surprised to find it at boots for only twenty pounds, which in light of the lotion`s quality is more than reasonable!

      I am in no way an expert when it comes to scents in lotions and fragrances, but these are the scents I have detected, at least think I have detected, in this body lotion from Mr. Jacobs:

      grapefruit, peppercorn, pear, citrus and red and yellow roses. Now, this is what my nose has picked up on, but I might be right, I might be wrong... Still, this is a very lovely smelling body lotion that I recommend everyone to try, at least once, as it`s of very good quality, smells amazing and comes in a very nice tube! Also, you don`t need to use much of this for it to have an effect, a little will go a long way!

      So, I will simply say that I really urge all women to try this body lotion from Marc Jacobs, he knows his handbags, and he really knows his body lotion as well!

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      13.01.2012 13:40

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      A fragrance I wouldn`t recommend

      I`m afraid this is going to be a review where good words are rare and negative words are more common, this Balenciaga fragrance not just for me, but I cannot imagine who it would work for at all! This is a very strong, synthetic, intense perfume, all the while quite tame in its scents and smell combinations... This perfume was way too heavy for me, and it gave me an headache after I had wore it for about an hour. Even though it`s very strong and intense, it also needs "respraying" very often, almost every two hours, which simply isn`t good enough.

      Truthfully, the only thing on the positive side I can say, is that I quite find the bottle looking nice, but that`s sadly it! This fragrance, to top off the misery, is also very expensive, as I paid 56.99 for a 50 ml bottle, which is way too much for a fragrance that doesn`t offer a good combination of scents, and is very difficult to enjoy wearing, as I immediately become quite ill when wearing it... The oonly sensable thing I can say about the fragrance, is that I think I can notice the smell of musk and perhaps vanilla in this perfume, but that`s pretty much it... It smells strong, intense and just not appealing!

      Zero points, I`m afraid!

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    • Kenwood HM324 Hand Mixer / Mixer / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      13.01.2012 11:01

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      Very good quality handmixer from Kenwood

      I was very surprised to find this Kenwood mixer for 25.99 at Argos a good while back, as I had come to think that all products from Kenwood would be very expensive, simply beacuse Kenwood is a very trustworthy, quality brand, and quality equals high cost, doesn`t it? Anyway, I bought this handmixer so that I more easily could indulge in making cake and pancake batters, whipping cream and all of those small jobs in the kitchen that is just too much of a job to do by hand...

      This handmixer comes with two different attachments, the standard egg beater and spiral looking device... These both come in handy and I use them a lot, and so far, I haven`t experienced any trouble when washing them in the dishwasher, which let`s face it, is a big plus! The mixer has also three standard settings, slow, medium and fast, and I usely go with the medium setting, as the fast one is a bit too fast for the work I usely do! There`s no denying that the mixer can be a bit noisy at times, but I don`t think that you will ever find a handmixer that won`t make a single sound... This is a 250 w mixer, which translates into it being very powerful, perhaps a bit more powerful than I need, but that`s not an issue. I usually wash the mixer itself with a wet cloth or paper, and the attachments either in boiling hot water or in the dishwasher, washing it by hand is probably the smartest thing to do though I haven`t had any problems when washing it in the dishwasher.

      This is a great mixer of very solid and sturdy quality, it`s easy to use and looks modern and stylish! I absolutely give this mixer a full score, no doubt!

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      13.01.2012 10:40

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      Sharp Solo microwave

      When my old microwave from Sainsbury`s decided to throw in the towel, I was looking for a microwave that perhaps would last me a little bit longer, would offer some more features, be of overall better quality and hopefully look a bit more modern too. So when I stumbled across this Sharp Solo Microwave on the internet, I decided to give it a try, and so far, I haven`t regreted doing so!

      In the first weeks of using this microwave, I was very pleased to discover how big it is and therefore how much food you can prepare in it, but also how high its capacity is, with that being able to cook, defrost or heat your food, milk, bread and so on very fast and efficient. The inside of this microwave has a rotating turntable, which I have come to enjoy a lot, as it makes sure that your food is heated properly and evenly. This is a 800 watt output microwave, meaning that your foods are reheated, defrosted and cooked very fast if you should so choose. All though I have owned this microwave for some months now, I still haven`t had any difficulties with it, which I am taking as a good sign of its reability and quality. As for the design, this is a modern looking, stylish and honestly very cool microwave in black, spicing up the look on your kitchen counter, for sure!

      I paid 54.99 for this Sharp Solo Microwave, and I don`t think that`s too much given its good quality. As my old microwave was working slow, didn`t always work at all, and when it worked, made a heck of a lot of noise, I am very glad to report that this runs perfectly, efficiently and quietly, halelujah!

      Five out of five points.

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      13.01.2012 10:28

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      Lovely perfume from Jennifer Aniston

      For some reason, I was feeling quite confident that this perfume from Jennifer Aniston would be a fragance that I would love, and after having used it for some time now, I have found that I was right! This is a very fruity, refreshing and sensual perfume, with very solid lingering capacity on your skin, just one of the advantages to Miss Anistons fragrance!

      I bought this perfume at boots for only 25.55, and I think that is a very reasonable cost for such a lovely and long lasting perfume. It comes in a classic designed, lovely looking bottle, with clean, yet original lines to it, and just the bottle alone makes this a fragrande I am definetely going to buy again..

      This is the first perfume to come from Jennifer Aniston, I however hope that it won`t be the last, as she clearly has "the nose" for this type of productions... I do have a hard time depicting and discovering what scents she has used in this perfume, but to my nose, this perfume has a fresh, citrus type smell to it, definetely with a hint of musk, and perhaps some white flowers, such as orchid or white rose... There are probably several more and other scents hiding in this bottle, and I will update my review as soon as I have more knowledge of what they might be...

      When sprayed onto my skin, this perfume lasts for about 7 hours, which in my eyes is a very good lasting capacity.

      This is a lovely, feminine, fresh and original bottle of perfume, from a super megastar that most likely is just as down to earth as the rest of us... There`s nothing diva about this perfume, that`s for sure!

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    • Acer Aspire 5742 / Laptop / 7 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      12.01.2012 12:39

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      An affordable laptop, good overall quality

      I do believe all brands in the world of laptops should aspire to ( pun intended ) acchieve the quality that this Acer Aspire gives to its users! This is without question one of the better laptops I have owned ever, and I have owned a total of 8 laptops in my time. This was a laptop that I was given as part of my job, and I have used it primarily as a laptop to write on, but have also found it to be brilliant when wanting to listen to music, watch videos, surf the internet and so forth... One of the best aspects of this computer, at least for me, is its very good keyboard, making writing several hours each day no trouble, as the keyboard responds very well to my fingers and is very easy to write on. Also, I was pleased to find that the battery life of this Aspire is very good, 4-5 hours when used frequently. This is a laptop that can be used for entertainment as well as work, and if you`re looking for a laptop that allows you to watch dvd`s and listen to music in very good quality, I`d choose this one! Compared to say a Macbook, this Aspire perhaps isn`t the very best laptop on the market, but in light of it costing about 400.99, I am very content with its quality and features.

      The set up is easy, the quality overall very good and the cost is reasonable, making this Acer Aspire a laptop that suits several groups of users, from those needing a laptop first and foremost for writing and work, to those wanting a laptop for watching movies, playing computer games and other sorts of entertainment. All though it`s not my line of expertise, I`m also very pleased with the quality of audio and screen, the screen gives off very clear and colorful pictures and the sound is lovely for when I want to listen to music while working.

      This Aspire laptop makes me consider also choosing Acer in the future, as it`s a brand I now have come to enjoy a lot!

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      12.01.2012 12:20

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      Another great fragrance from Chanel

      All of the experiences I have with buying perfumes or anything at all really, from Chanel, has not left me disappointed and regretting spending way too much money doing so! Chanel is a brand that promieses something original, something exiting and something special. This fragrance from the legendary, historic brand gives you all of this and more, and it has fast become one of my favorites in my too big collection of perfumes!

      All though I paid 64.99 for this perfume, I have not regretted that for a second! It has a very refreshing, lovely scent, and this fragrance is my first choice for when I`m going off to a special occasion or just want to smell lovely during an ordinary day! However, it`s expensive, so I don`t use it every day, but this perfume has become a splurge that I allow myself to do once in a while! These are the scents I have detected and come to love in this fragrance:

      Bergamot, Lemon, Magnolia, Jasmin and something resembling to the scent of honey... This combination is refreshing and original, and will last on your skin for about seven hours before needing another spritz. I will however say that most perfumes tend to smell differently on different typpes of skin, and me and my best friend have found that this fragrance smells a bit different on us, for whatever reason that is... However, this still is a lovely perfume that I absolutely recommend as a gift to your friend or yourself, as it in addition to everything else, also comes in a very stylish and elegant bottle, luxurious all the way!

      Chanel- all is well!

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      12.01.2012 12:02
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      Not a good electric toothbrush, not recommended

      When I chose to pay the sum of 55.99 for this electric toothbrush from Omron, I expected to be given a product of very good quality, a product almost superior to its other competing brand, the very reliable Braun, Braun not even close to costing as much as this model from Omron. So let me jhust be frank and say, go with Braun if you ever consider to buy yourself an electric toothbrush, because this model, expensive as it is, fails miserably!

      First of all, in the beginning, I had quite a lot of difficulty learning how to use it, as I am not an engineer or something to that account, and therefore was irritated when I didn`t get a hang of it right away. There are for instance several speeds to choose from, and while the lowest speed doesn`t have an effect at all, the highest speed makes the teeth feel like they`re being polished away, not comfortable, I tell you! But in spite of the very high level of speed, the weird thing is, this electric toothbrush doesn`t make my teeth and mouth feel in any way more cleaned and refreshed than an ordinary toothbrush does, and that`s why I am so disappointed by this expensive Omron! I have used it for several months now, and I still don`t feel like it does a very good job cleaning my teeth, and where as my older Braun model makes my teeth feel very well cleaned and refreshed, this toothbrush fails to do so! I have no good explaination as to why it doesn`t work for me, it just doesn`t!

      All though it looks expensive and is just that, this electric tootbrush fails to clean my teeth in the way I expect it to do, and because of that I cannot recommend you to buy it, and would instead urge you to go for the more reliable brand, Braun.

      Expensive and looking flashy, but not a good choice.

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        12.01.2012 10:38
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        Samsung galaxy tab, recommended!

        I almost leaped out of my skin when I won this samsung galaxy tab at an online competition that I had participated in just for the fun of it, honestly forgetting all about it until I was informed I was the insanely lucky winner! Lucky because there`s no way I would have ever afforded to buy this amazing gadget for myself, as it retails from everything from 399.99 to even more so... I do believe you can find it costing less as time goes by, and both amazon and argos will probably have good deals on this kit after it`s not so new and interesting any more. I was very excited to find out whether Samsung could give iPad a run for its money, and for sure it can!

        This tab is a celebration of amazing and impressive features, all of good quality and with user friendly ways of learning how to use it. I was a bit worried at first that I would find this tab difficult to use, as I didn`t have much experience with such gadgets, and therefore wondered if I would get a hang of touch screens and such, luckily now not having any difficulties whatsoever. This is a great tab, with for instance two cameras, fantastic sound and video capacity, a screen that is great for when you want to surf the internet, write and read or watch video clips... When I use this tab a lot during the day, it does require me to recharge it every seven hours, which is ok, but maybe a bit more often than say the iPad or a Kindle. However, in light of how much I have come to use my galaxy tab during the day, this isn`t bad at all! The cameras on this tab is not brilliant, I`ll agree to that, with only 1.3 and 3 mp. But there`s so much more to this tab than its cameras,and with amazing capacity to watch videos and read e-books, surf the internet and listen to music, and so on and so on, this tab is wonderful in every aspect, including its modern and classic design, making it look very exclusive and stylish!

        To sum up, I am overall very pleased with my Samsung Galaxy Tab, and it`s become my companion during long hours of travelling and for those moments of the day where I need some into the future ways of entertainment!

        Ten points if possible.

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        12.01.2012 10:21

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        Nicky Clarke HairDryer

        When I saw that this Nicky Clarke HairDryer had been reduced to costing only 18.99 at the internet, such as amazon, I decided to buy it at once, as two of my best friends had recommended it to me as being the best hairdryer they had ever owned. Now, I have to agree with them, this is without doubt the best Hairdryer I have ever used, and in light of it being so affordable, it`s also very easy to recommend to all of you!

        This is a hairdryer with three settings of heat and two settings of speed, so you can choose how much efficiency you want to dry your hair with, the highest settings will dry your hair very fast, allthough I do find the highest setting of heat to be very warm, and not all enjoy that all that much... What I was very impressed with in regards to this hairdryer, was how soft and lovely my hair feels and looks after I have dried it, it doesn`t frizz and become dry and tired looking... Also, the last hairdryer I owned made sounds that made me think doomsday was coming, so I was very glad to notice that the sound level on this hairdryer was very low, not botheringh me one bit!

        The power lead is some meters, meaning that I can easily move around the bathroom without having to stand put in a small square because my hairdryer won`t follow me... This is without question the best hairdryer I have owned, and it makes my hair feel like it`s dried at a professional saloon!

        This hairdryer from Nickly Clarke receives five out of five points *****

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        11.01.2012 12:57

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        Dry Shampoo, yeah, it works!

        I was a bit sceptic at first about the whole dry shampoo thing, but I still decided I wanted to give this Tigi Rockaholic Dry Shampoo a try, as many of my friends already had used it for some time and was very pleased with it. Now, I always bring this Tigi with me when on holiday or travels, and I also often use it when time is short and hair needs refreshing!

        I paid only 5 pounds for a 300 ml can of this product, and didn`t therefore expect it to be a miracle in the land of dry shampoos... But I have to say that after having used it now for a long tim, I still haven`t found a single aspect to complain about, it simply does what it promises to do and leaves your hair feeling clean, refreshed and lovely!

        The scent of this shampoo is very reminiscent of perfumes you would use in summer, it has a very sweet, refreshing and citrus like feel to it that I have come to like very much!

        This dry shampoo is very easy to use, you simply shake the can, spray onto your hair, leave it in for some minutes and then brush your hair afterwards... Easy and fast!

        So, this is a Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo, but it`s no secret that this is a good product for good value!

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