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    • JML Ped Egg / Beauty Accessories / 22 Readings / 17 Ratings
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      25.05.2009 23:45
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      The ped egg removes hard skin better than any other method I have tried.

      I suffer from hard skin on my feet and have tried several ways to keep my feet smooth. I bought the ped egg thinking why am I wasting my money on another gadget. It sat in a drawer for a few weeks before I used it. Unlike other hard skin removers the ped egg is used when your feet are dry.

      It's best to have a cover on the floor under your feet as the dry skin falls onto the floor. Most of it is remains in the ped egg.

      It is painless to use and the hard skin does seem to just disappear. I also use a urea based cream on my feet after they have been washed. This along with the ped egg really keeps my feet soft and smooth.

      I used to go to the chiropidist to have the hard skin removed but I don't bother now as the ped egg works better and is cheaper. The ped egg cost me £9.99 and it was worth it. I prefer to care for my own feet.

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      • Changeling (DVD) / DVD / 18 Readings / 14 Ratings
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        25.05.2009 23:17
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        Gives an insight into how people were treated in the 1920's

        I have recently been given this DVD as a gift. I sat down one evening to watch it and I thought the story was gripping. It is set in Los Angeles in about the 1920's. It is based on a true story and is about a single mother and her son. She returns home from work to find him missing.

        The lead is played by the glamorous Angelina Jolie. She plays the part of Christine Collins a strong woman who loves and supports her son by working as a telephone operator. She has no help and has to work and care for him by herself.

        She contacts the Los Angeles police but we find out how currupt the police department are at that time in history.

        Then one day she is told by the police department that they have found her son. When she collects the boy she discovers he is not her son. She tells the police but is not believed. The police don't want to look stupid and just want her to go away.

        She carries on very angry and frustrated but without luck. A radio minister contacts her and wants her to expose the police. She does through the media. Then she finds herself locked up in a psychiactric hospital.

        She suffers a great deal in the psychiactric hospital and finds other women there who have been locked up for unfair reasons. Mainly by the men in thier lives or by men in authority who just want to keep them qiuet. Christine Collins finds out how difficult it is to get justice at that time and because of her actions she changes the lives of many women for the better.

        I will not tell you anymore as it would spoil the film. It is worth watching and if it was not a true story we would think it just too far fetched.

        It did happen and it gives an insight into how some people were treated in the 1920's

        The film leaves you wanting to find out more about the mother and her son. There is information on google. Real images of the actual people in the story can be found on google images.

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          12.10.2008 22:21

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          Beautiful scent and long lasting good for anytime of the day

          I was given Gucci Rush as a birthday present. I hate getting perfume as a present as I usually don't like it.

          I was pleasantly surprised as I really love the perfume. Everytime I wear it someone asks me what it is or they say:
          "Is that Gucci Rush I love it".
          Well I love it now and I would buy it as a present for someone which isn't something I would do with other perfumes. I have never heard anyone say they don't like it.

          It is long lasting and not overpowering. I wear it in the daytime and also in the evening.

          I would say it is for any age group. I am not in the younger age group and wear this perfume all the time and most of the compliments I get are from people who are between fourteen to eighty.

          The one thing I don't like is the red square plastic bottle. It is not an easy shape to fit in a handbag through the day and even worse for fitting into an evening bag but the perfume will last a good six hours or more.

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        • Nelsons Teetha / Baby Health / 7 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          04.10.2008 23:16
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          I would try it as teething time for babies can be miserable

          Teetha granules are a homeopathic preparation for babies when they are teething. The ingredient in teetha is chamomilla. I used teetha granules when my children were babies.

          I worried about using too many medicines when my children were babies. I like usiing teetha as it was gentle and did work.

          I remember when I was looking at them in the chemist and asking the phamacist what he thought. He looked at them and said I would be better with a baby paracetamol. He didn't think the teetha would work.

          I bought them anyway and tried them when I got home. My baby was miserable and had a bright red cheek on one side. I poured a sachet of the granules all over my baby's gums.

          There was a definite changed in my baby. A lot calmer and happier. I used teetha for my next baby and had it in the cupboard at the ready.

          I felt happier not using baby paracetamol. Its very stressful when a baby is unhappy and crying. All you want to do is try and soothe them.

          I would recommend Teetha.

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          03.10.2008 12:51
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          This is a wonderful experience and something your children will remember

          We all visited Discovery Cove in summer 2007. We booked online about two weeks before our holiday and got the last slot. They only had 2 tickets with dolphin swims left. If you are planning a trip for the summer book early as places are sold fast.

          They only allow so many people in per day. We are a family of four and we booked tickets for four with only two dophin swims which were for my children. It costs about $140 per person, per day without dophin swim and $170 per person, per day with dophin swim. This price includes 7 days free entry to Seaworld.

          They also have an evening ticket that allows you to get in the water with the dophins but you can't swim with them. Its a cheaper ticket. I thought when the evening guests arrived the park looked a bit messy as the staff were busy cleaning and picking up rubbish from the day.

          The day vist was magnificent. We arrived at about 9am and were checked in. We were given a wet suit goggles ect. (no deposit needed).

          They also have prescription goggles for people who wear glasses. The deposit is quite high for prescription goggles and they won't return deposit if you lose prescription goggles.

          All food and drink is available all day and included in price. The meals and food were very good.

          A talk is given before the half hour dolphin swim and our children were put in a small group with a trainer. Everything seemed to be very safe. They talked about the dolphin allowed them to touch it and each person is given a short swim on their own with the dolphin.

          They have a lovely lazy river. Lagoons filled with fish and baby sharks for swimming in. There is also a garden filled with exotic birds. The day ends at 5pm, you're ready for home by then.

          At the end of the day you get a chance to buy photos the staff have taken and DVD of dophin swim.

          It was a wonderful day and my children still talk about it.

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            02.10.2008 17:25
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            If you get good deal and have a car a good place to visit Edinburgh

            We have stayed at this hotel several times and we always book a family room when there are special offers on. Most of the offers I have found on teletext.

            I find this a really good hotel for visiting Edinburgh. You will need a car for this hotel as its about 10-15 minutes drive to the centre. There is a public bus service into the town centre but Edinburgh is very cold and it would be misearable waiting for buses.

            The restaurant is good and I would recommend getting a deal that includes evening meal. Children can eat for about £5.

            The beds are a bit hard. So if you're used to posturepaedic this is'nt the place for you.

            The swimming pool is good and free to guests. It is split down the centre. One side for children, floats and adults. The other side for people who want to swim lengths.

            It has a jaccuzzi but it is part of the pool water and is freezing. There is a steam room and sauna. The steam room is my favourite. The showers are good and plenty of hairdryers. They give you towel on entry. They also have extra treatments you pay for massage etc.

            Plenty of car parking for £5 every 24 hours.
            If you get a good deal a great place for a visit to Edinburgh.

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          • savers / Highstreet Shopping / 11 Readings / 8 Ratings
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            02.10.2008 17:03
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            Brilliant place for bargains

            I love Savers. The prices are cheaper than most other places selling similar products.

            They are part of Superdrug. Any extra stock or things not selling well in Superdrug are moved to Savers and sold at discounted prices.

            I have had great savings on Nivea products e.g. Light moisturiser 400mls for about £2.50 and the same one elsewhere is about £4.
            They have good deals on coffee, toilet rolls, make up wipes, make up, shower gel ect.

            The downside to Savers is that you'll not always get the product you're looking for and will have to go elsewhere and pay more. If you're not fussy which kind of shower gel you use you'll always get a good one there at a good price.

            Its a great place for shampoo and conditioner. In the summer I bought Ambre Solaire sun lotion for about £2.00 less a bottle than other stores. I always pop in when I'm near to stock up.

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            • Asda / Highstreet Shopping / 6 Readings / 3 Ratings
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              02.10.2008 16:43

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              Stopped shopping in Asda and now use Sainsbury;s

              I used to shop in Asda but have now started shopping in Sainsbury's as their prices are now quite good and their healthy eating range and organic products beat all the supermarkets.
              Asda store is not good for organic fruit and vegetables which given the size of their company (Walmart) is not good.
              I do not eat animal products but if people do then I feel Sainsbury's care more for animals than Asda.
              Asda should give customers the products which are good for their health and not just think about profits.
              It's okay for tea, tins and branded foods.
              It's okay for towels, bed linen, dinner sets, saucepans, electrical goods and clothes.
              It's not always the cheapest for CDs and DVDs, prices better online especially PLAY COM which is also great for books.
              The only way that I will return to Asda is that I can be sure their animal welfare is good and they supply customers with good organic fruit and vegetables.

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            • The X Factor / TV Programme / 13 Readings / 10 Ratings
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              30.09.2008 17:43
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              Don't waste your time on this show build your own life

              I worry about the message that young people are receiving from this show. This show humiliates hundreds of people. I believe in positive thinking but some people are unrealistic. If your dream is to sing you can try for fame. If fame doesn't materialise then join a local singing group.

              What most of these people want is an easy way to make money. If there wasn't big money to be made would it still be their dream.

              This talent show has contestants from every corner of the UK and is judged by the famous Simon Cowel, Louis Walsh, Danni Minogue, Cheryl Cole and the public phone in vote.

              The winining contestant receives a million pounds recording contract.

              The celebrities in the show are making a good living out of this show and have a good laugh at lots of the contestants.

              Simon Cowel is very direct and comes across cruel but maybe the contestants need that reality check.

              I do worry about how some of these people cope after being humiliated on television and wouldn't be surprised if it made some of them ill.

              My advice to young people is to try and do something you enjoy and receive an education in it. The way forward is working towards a realistic goal. Don't waste years on trying to become famous.

              Once people become famous they seem to spend most of their time avoiding the public. A lot of their money goes on security which we don't need.

              Enjoy the freindships and people you have around you knowing they are with you because they want to be not because you have pots of cash.

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              • Canon Pixma MP610 / All in one Printer / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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                29.09.2008 20:59

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                Overall good and I would recommend

                I needed a new printer as my old Lexmark which was very cheap was printing lots of lines on my photos. I bought this All In One printer because of the recommendation in PC PRO October 2008 magazine.

                I am not very good with computers or machines. I had to wait for my husband to install it. I would never have been able to do it myself as I found it quite complicated.

                It has taken me about six weeks to learn all the different functions. Anyone more technically minded would manage to do it quicker I'm sure.

                I do a lot of painting mainly in watercolour and acrylics and I find if its a lighter painting then the scanner doesn't pick everything up. If the painting is normal or darker then the quality is superb.

                The quality of photographs is also fantastic. I think as good as a professional lab.

                I have just manage to work out how to get my ACEO prints from my paintings. I put it on A4 setting and then 9 wallet size photo. The ACEO prints need to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size and they are roughly that size. I get all nine on one A4 sheet.

                It is quite a bulky machine but it is an All in One. I recommend this machine as the quality of the prints are superb.

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              • etsy.com / Online Shop / 12 Readings / 11 Ratings
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                29.09.2008 20:32
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                Better for buyers than sellers

                I joined Etsy to try and make a little money and for the satisfaction of selling my own items.

                For a buyer I think it's good.

                For a seller it can be very difficult. It is very competitive and items really need to be delisted and relisted every few days to keep ahead. Etsy is cheap to use but if items need relisting all the time it can become expensive.

                If you make jewellery it can become lost in the thousands of other shops selling similiar.

                Most of the members are Americans but there are a lot of people from different countries.

                I have bought from other sellers and had good experiences. Everything on Etsy is made by the seller or they sell vintage items over twenty years old.

                All the prices are fixed and there is no bidding. Most people use paypal to buy and sell items but some accept cheques.

                They charge 20 cents to list an item for four months and take commision if you sell it.

                You are allowed to decorate your shop with a banner and avator of your choice.

                I would say that prices are cheaper on this site than shop prices and would be good for some christmas shopping.

                They have lovely jewellery, knitting, crochet, photos, children's gifts, unusual gifts, artwork, baby gifts and many more things.

                If you like real crystal jewellery there are several sellers and most are selling at good prices.

                If you're looking for an original painting. They are done in all sorts of ways watercolour, acrylics, fibre tip pens, pencils and so much more.

                Some of the knitted products for babies are lovely. They come in shoes, cardigans and hats. All sorts of things.

                There seems to be a gift for everyone.

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                29.09.2008 20:11
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                With prices rising we need to find cheaper brands

                I am always trying to keep costs down and I buy Aldi's Almat clothes washing tablets for white and colour washing.

                I live in an area with a soft water supply. I don't know how they would work if you have a hard water supply.

                The price is a lot cheaper than leading brands. For normal washing that is not too stained its enough just to throw the washing in and it will clean on 30 degrees without any problems.

                If you have very heavily stained clothes then you will need to treat with stain remover or add a vanish type powder. I have to do this with more expensive powders too.

                It does not have much of a perfume after it has been washed. It smells lightly of washing powder but for me that is an advantage.
                I always use white tablets for light colour clothes as the brighteners give them a fresh look.

                The colour tablets (without brighteners) for the darker clothes are good and there is never any bleaching to a dark wash.

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                • Philips GC2510 / Iron / 15 Readings / 14 Ratings
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                  25.09.2008 23:43
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                  Iron with long point gets out creases easily

                  I paid just under £20 for this iron. It has turned out to be a good little iron. Its light to use as I find some irons a bit heavy. It has a non stick plate which works well.

                  I have a lot of shirts to iron which I hate but this iron has a long point at the front which makes ironing shirts lighter work. The point gets into all the creases on shirts with ease. The water tank is easy to fill and the steam action is powerful enough to iron out creases. The cord swivels easily and this makes for easier ironing.

                  I was considering a more expensive iron at first but I found them quite heavy and ironing is a hard enough job. The design of an iron isn't important to me but if it is to you. Then this iron has a modern design and is a lovely colour. A good iron for the money.

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                    24.09.2008 23:05
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                    A heartfelt message and good for teenagers to read

                    I read the book and watched the DVD. I thought the story was very good and the message is wonderful.

                    Its about Morrie Schwartz a university professor of sociology who is well liked by his students. One of his students Mitch Albom discovers Morrie is dying and gets in touch with him after several years. Mitch writes a book about the message Morrie wants to give on life. The two of them work together on the book before Morrie dies.

                    Morrie reflects on his life and wants to share it. He wants to spread love and happiness.

                    My feeling is that the book and DVD are best aimed at teenagers (over sixteen) as it gives a message easy to understand for that age group.

                    I feel for older people like me who are probably a little bit cynical that the DVD has been given a hollywood feel.

                    Morrie was an extremely good man to open his heart to the world. He felt it was his last lesson. I am glad Mitch Albom wrote the story as it has reached so many people.

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                    24.09.2008 22:43
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                    Worth the money if you are experiencing temporary anxiety

                    Dr Bach Rescue Remedy is a homepathic remedy containing the essences of flowers. It really does work. I use it an emergency and it does somehow comfort and reasure me when I need it most. I always feel safe with this formula as I know homeopathic medicine is safe.

                    Dr Bach developed his flower remedies to help people suffering from emotional upset which he felt caused illness. I agree with this as the mind I feel does make us suffer physically.

                    There are people who think it is a load of rubbish but they can't explain how homeopathic medicines work on young children and animals.

                    Anyone who is feeling nevous and stressed about an interview, exam, meeting someone or starting something new I would recommend keeping a bottle of the spray handy to spray on the tongue when you need those jitters and butterflies kept at bay.
                    It will give a feeling of calm.

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