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A good bra is a very important thing in a girl's life, whether it be a good fitting one to offer correct support or a good lifting and shaping one to make the guys go WOW, a good bra is just a must.
I own more bras than most being a underwear and glamour model, I have my favourite comfortable bras and the ones I love to wear out for the attention grabbing cleavage they give me.
The La Senza Triple Gel Bra is fast becoming a favourite of mine, the triple gel thing is little more than a title in my opinion, it is just a gel bra but it is a very good gel bra, it lifts and gives tremendous shape to my boobs, the gel does give padding and will be very useful for those with smaller boobs.
Being a 34D I did not really need the padding effect but the shape they give me and the comfortable support means I have found what I believe to be the perfect bra and what's more at only £25 it's a bit of a bargain too. Some may feel £25 is expensive for a bra but if you want a good bra you are looking at that price at least and if you want a bra that gives the sort of look this one does then try getting one from the likes of Ann summers at this price.
I now have a few of these bras, 2 red and 3 black to be precise and it is the bra I now wear most often, I still have a soft spot for some of the ann Summers ones I own and have modelled but when it comes to value for money the La Senza triple gel bra wins hands down.
I feel very confident when I wear one of these bras, I know my boobs are looking good and although my boobs feel a bit unnatural when in this bra they do not look that way so I do not mind that.
These bras keep their shape well after washing and do not go all lumpy as some cheaper and even some more expensive gel bras do, so girls if you want guys eyes to pop out on meeting your cleavage then go for the La Senza triple gel every time!
I have been away from the site for some time but anyone who remembers me will know I am a model and I therefore spend more time in front of the camera than behind one but I do love taking photos at a very amateur level and recently found taking pictures much easier with the purchase of the Fujifilm Finepix T200.
This is a very good looking and very well made camera and it looks and performs like a more expensive camera than what it actually is. I picked mine up online for only £95.99 which seems like great value for money to me.
It comes in a few different colours as most cameras seem to these days but I went for plain old simple black. I think in black with its impressive looking lens and the large rear screen it just looks very professional.
The Fujifilm Finepix T200 is a 14 megapixel camera with tons of features and functions such as face detection, dual image stabilization, YouTube capture mode, Blink Detection technology and Smile Detection technology.
It also offers you the option of setting things like the white balance and the ISO yourself, I am trying to learn a bit about this as my photographer assures me it will help me to capture better shots but I have to admit for now I am mainly in auto mode.
In auto mode or using any of the pre-sets such as Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, etc, etc, I find the image quality to be very sharp and the colours vibrant. The built in anti shake thingy means I have not yet taken a blurry image and I have taken over 300 photos with the camera so far.
I am super happy with my purchase and I am sure anyone using this camera will agree with what I have said. I have used it very successfully indoors and out and even in very dark situations like night clubs and the likes it does a very good job and having various flash settings you can reduce the dreaded red eye in pictures too.
There is a video function on the camera as there are with most these days, it does take decent video footage outdoors in good light but not so indoors in poor light but for what you are paying for the item and the great still images it takes you can hardly hold this against it in my opinion.
Battery power is good with this camera too, it uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery which I find gives you around 250 photos without needing charged, more if you use no flash and don't check them all on the screen.
Overall I would say this is a fantastic little camera that will do a good job for a long time, it seems robust and I have thrown it around in my handbag and dropped it on grass, I have even very clumsily knocked it off a pub table onto a hard floor and it has suffered nothing from any of these incidents. It is easy to use and takes great photos so I would highly recommend it to all.
I am a real girly girl and if you have read any of my previous perfume reviews then you will know that I use a lot of different perfumes as well as having my favourites. A recent trip to Boots saw me pick up one of the more expensive bottles of perfume that I have purchased in a while.
I treated myself to a 50ml bottle of Narciso Rodriguez For Her, Eau de Parfum after having a spray of the tester. The 50ml bottle set me back £35 and it was on offer at this price, I believe it should have been a little over £40.
So we have established that this is an expensive perfume so let's now discuss whether or not it is worth its price tag. Well the scent is lovely and after a spray of the tester I was desperate to own a bottle however it should be said that the scent does change slightly after a few minutes of being applied.
The scent goes on very strong and has a sweet fruity smell to it but this calms down and a more musky deep scent shines through, the original sweet powerful smell is lovely but thankfully the longer lasting deeper scent is every bit as nice.
The notes in this scent are many, there is Egyptian Musk, Coriander, Amber, Vanilla, Bergamot, Vetiver, Osmanthus and orange Blossom. Now some of these are just words to me and I have no idea what they may smell like on their own but I can confirm that when put together they are divine.
Ok so the next big thing for me in a perfume after the scent is the longevity and this one is ok on that front but not the best and for what it costs you might think you would be entitled to expect better. I find that an application to the wrists and neck can still be detected after around 4 or 5 hours but I have cheaper perfumes that will stay with me all night on a heavy night out.
I am happy to slip the bottle in my handbag and re-apply on a night out but some might not be and some might think that for about forty quid a bottle we really shouldn't have to. So there you have it, it's a beautiful scented perfume that smells as good on as it looks good in its slim rectangular bottle and it does have a decent longevity but some might feel not long enough. Me personally I say get yourself a bottle and it is unlikely you will be disappointed. I certainly will replenish when gone!
Ok so I was due an upgrade on my contract and having become increasingly disheartened with Samsung phones not being able to hold charge long enough to be any good to anyone, I looked towards the HTC Sensation and to say I made a huge error is a huge understatement.
On arrival the HTC Sensation was everything I could have hoped for and more, it looked stunning and the clarity on the huge screen was brilliant, so I happily set about loading it with all my numbers and any gadgets and apps I felt I must have.
Being an android phone there are tons of apps available, more now than there are for I Phones I am led to believe, any how I digress. The first of many problems was to appear during the loading of new apps, the phone kept shutting down after every install, although a nuisance I thought perhaps this was what was meant to happen but after a read on Google I quickly learned that this was a fault and not the norm at all.
I will spare you the three day long attempt to get Virgin to send me a new one but once it arrived the new one seemed fine, so back to setting it up how I wanted. This time I got the phone all set up and was ready to go but I found that I was losing signal for no reason in places I had been getting full signal moments earlier.
This continued and although I did contact Virgin they assured me that signals can be affected by many things and although they pride themselves on an excellent network it was more likely to be interference with the network than a hand set problem. I however put that theory to bed quickly as I sat with a friend also on the virgin network, in her house phones beside each other , her signal a constant full one and mine anything from full to gone all together.
Now this phone has a 1.2GHz, dual-core processor which is in direct comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S, it has much more in common too with the afore mentioned Galaxy S and is truly a high end phone and all the gadgets and gizmos seemed to be working very well but at the end of the day it is a mobile phone and if I have no signal to phone or txt people with then what good is it.
HTC have got so much right in this handset, like the beautiful shape of it, the super powerful processor, the stunning 4.3 inch display and the pre-loaded apps, all of this is very good and the phone is quite light despite being very well made and metal rather than cheap plastic. Sadly though they have forgotten to get the phone part of it right and that renders it pretty much useless in my opinion.
So this might not be the most technical of reviews but then I am a girl remember and what I am telling you is that with the HTC Sensation you are getting a powerful well made phone with excellent widgets and apps, a real looker of a phone that you will want to be seen with, a phone that charges quickly and holds its battery power well, the only trouble is if you need to call or txt anyone then you will probably not manage due to having no signal.
I am now on my third one in just five weeks and having got Virgin to agree to send me a new one due to signal failure I can tell you the new one is doing exactly the same and what's worse this one has another problem in that there appears to be something loose in it and when used as a music player or even just when it rings there is a really annoying vibration that ruins the sound quality which was excellent on the previous one.
I got my HTC Sensation for only £59.99 as I was taking it on a contract but I believe these cost around £400 to buy so it's simple really, buy a Samsung instead, or an I phone, both these have their own niggles but the HTC was a real let down and I am now waiting patiently for my Samsung to arrive so I can finally be rid of the HTC sensation and I will never again trust HTC for anything.
Having had an array of MP3 players and a couple of Ipods, all of which I have lost or broken, I was delighted when a friend bought me the stunning bright pink Philips GoGear for my birthday. Looks wise it was perfect but would it be up to anything as a player?
Well after about three weeks now of continuous usage I can tell you that it is pretty decent but with little faults. The biggest of those little faults is the earphones that come with it, they are a bit tinny sounding and not really loud enough for the player. I have a good pair of Sony in ear earphones which I bought a while ago and the sound quality is infinitely better with these.
The functions on this little player are pretty basic but for me they are all you need. You can play, pause, skip and shuffle the tracks and what else do you need? The buttons might be a little fiddly for those with larger fingers but for me they were just fine.
The loading of music to the player just could not be easier, plug and play facility allows you to simply plug this into your PC or laptop then drag files on to it. It also charges from the PC or laptop USB connection so again very simple.
You get around 10 hours playback time with this player and it has a built in radio if that's your thing as well as a handy clip sort of Ipod shuffle style to clip this to your clothing, ideal for the gym or jogging or the likes.
The player has a brushed steel body which again is sort of Ipod shuffle style, it looks stunning and would be fairly difficult to break I think.
The one I have is the 2GB version but I believe they do a 4GB as well. As I say I got this as a gift so am not sure exactly what it cost but after a little look around it seems depending where you buy you can pick one of these up for between £27 and £41 so shop around.
I would definitely recommend this little player to anyone looking for something just all together more simple than the Ipod but it really does need a better set of earphones.
I rarely if ever leave the house without perfume of some sort on, I have my favourites which I wear on an evening out, my everyday ones which I wear...well every day and I have my collection of bought them to try because they were cheap.
Sex in the city Lust comes into the bought them to try because they were cheap category. I was in Semi-Chem just before Christmas and saw the 100ml bottle of this for just £4.99 so being a sucker for a bargain I pounced on it.
I wore it for the first time in February and instantly realised why they were selling it so cheap. I used to reckon there was no such thing as a cheap scent, a scent could smell revolting and nasty but not cheap. This particular scent manages to do all three.
The TV show sex in the city is glamorous, sexy and intriguing, the perfume is not! The box looks rather cheap, it is white and it has the New York skyline across it in purple, I would not normally worry about the packaging as long as the scent is good but you really should take the packaging as a warning in this case.
The bottle looks ok I guess, it is square shaped with a metallic top which is embossed in little purple gems, kinda cute looking and wasted on this perfume.
The scent of the perfume is a hard one to describe, there is no real top note or base note just a cheap horrid and quite sickly pong that thankfully doesn't last that long. Normally the fact that the scent has as good as gone in around half an hour would be a terrible thing for a perfume but with this it is a blessing.
If you are thirteen and buying your first real perfume then maybe just maybe you might think this is ok but if you are any older and want a real perfume, one that will smell good and last a night out then you want to stay well away from this one!
P.S I would have given this no stars if possible!!!
I write reviews on things I like and dislike but I have to say I prefer to give a write up on a product I have liked than one I have not. One thing in my home that deserves a few words written on it is my Panasonic KX-TG 8222 cordless phone.
I have had two of these for nearly two years now, I purchased them as a pair and they have both worked perfectly throughout that time with the one in my living room getting much more use than the one in my bedroom.
These are cordless digital phones, they have large LCD screens, illuminated keypads, 200 name and number directory and an answering machine function which will allow you to record up to 40 minutes of messages which is probably more than enough for most people.
The ringer volume can be adjusted on the phones from a very soft purring to a loud brash ring that you could not miss unless you are half deaf and listening to an IPod or something. As well as them ringing to alert you to a call they also have a flashing LED light so even if the volume is very quiet perhaps to avoid waking the kids or something then you can see the light flashing and know you have a call.
One thing these phones really impress me with is the distance you can be away from the base when using them, my last cordless phone would crack up if it were about ten meters away from the base but these ones are good for over 200 meters outdoors, I can easily take mine out the back when I am hanging washing and take a call if one comes with no troubles at all.
On top of the phones excellence in the performance category they are also stunning looking phones, glossy piano black in colour and very modern and expensive looking and although they look expensive they are actually very reasonably priced.
I paid only £89.99 for the pair, these can also be bought for around £50 for the one handset or you can buy any amount up to a set of six, a sextet cost £279.99 at the time I bought them but I believe you can buy the set of six for under £200 now and a single unit for as little as £39.99 so great value for money in my opinion.
The only gripe I have about these and it is a small one is that because they are shiny piano black, they do pick up finger prints very easily and although living alone and having no kids I find this easy to cope with I imagine they could get very grubby looking with kids handling them.
All in all I find these to be excellent phones and I would certainly recommend them to others, the battery power is very good with the phones having a stand by time of 150 minutes and a talk time of 12 hours, they also charge very quickly and cannot over charge so leaving them on their bases is not a worry, add that to all I have had to say so far and you can now surely see why I rate these so highly and recommend them highly too.
Being a model and one that shows a lot of flesh in most of my shoots I have to watch my weight very carefully and although I do have times where I pig out on chocolate and crisps, I do workout and watch what I eat in general.
A favourite cereal of mine which is very good for me is Kellogg's Special K Sustain, the flakes in Special K Sustain are made with brown rice and whole-wheat so very healthy but sadly not very tasty. They are not the worst tasting thing in the world but they have a very bland boringness to them and they are a very dry cereal even with the milk added they tend to have a rough dryness to them.
These are a fantastic source of vitamin B and E and they are low in fat and calories so they tick all the right box`s for someone on a diet or just liking to eat healthy, they even have antioxidants in them that are most commonly found in fruit and vegetables so Kellogg's say that they can help reduce the risk of heart disease, blood pressure and even some forms of cancer.
Special K in its normal guise is not a cheap cereal to buy and neither is this at almost £3 for a 375g box, I have seen it on offer once or twice in Asda at £2 a box but very rarely and in truth recently it has been getting harder and harder to find at all.
I wouldn't recommend this cereal to anyone that enjoys a nice tasty cereal in the mornings but if you want to lose weight or watch your weight or just eat healthier then this is a great way to do it if you do not mind sacrificing the taste.
One thing I find with this which Kellogg's did suggest but I wasn't sure whether or not to believe it is that it keeps you feeling full for longer therefore not eating so much through the day. I do find that a bowl of this and a glass of orange juice for breakfast keeps me going till lunch which I have to say my favourite cereal, Rice crispies does not.
I honestly am a girly girl but when I am out partying I do like a glass of beer as well as my white wines and Bacardi and fresh orange, my choice of beer is Corona because it is a lighter crisper beer than many and looks a bit more cultured in its attractive bottle.
The bottle is completely clear and has a black and white label on the front which displays the brand name in large bold lettering and then has lots of information on the drink in much smaller lettering.
There is no bitter aftertaste with this beer which is a big plus point for me as I find beers like Carling and others leave my mouth dry with a bitter taste whereas this Corona leaves me feeling refreshed.
I enjoy a glass of this usually at the start of an evening and sometimes have it with a little touch of lemonade especially in the summer in the beer garden, there is nothing quite like it, the beer itself has a bit of a sweetness to it that other beers do not have so with lemonade it is a very nice sweet tasting drink.
This beer is brewed in Mexico which is probably not where I would have expected a good beer to come from but then again I don't know why I would have that opinion.
I find that when I buy one of these in a bar they tend to cost around £2.20 to £2.50 a bottle, they can of course be purchased in shops for much, much less but I tend not to drink beer at home so I never really have these in except for maybe at the new year.
Asda and Tesco are currently doing six packs of Corona for less than £5 so a great price when compared to the bars and clubs but at less than a pound per bottle a great price on the whole.
I would recommend this beer to girls and guys alike but I have to say that many of my male friends think this is a poor beer and is actually suited for girls due to its appearance and sweetness not being macho enough for them probably although if you had seen some of my male friends with their guy liner on, macho doesn't really come to mind.
Dental hygiene is something I take very seriously always have done, I brush floss and use mouthwash as if my life depended on it, over the years I would not like to try and remember how many different toothpastes and mouthwashes I have used but one name I have always trusted is Colgate.
I have been using Colgate Plax Whitening Mouthwash for a long time now and unless I cannot get it for some reason or another it is the only one I buy. The claim from Colgate is that this mouthwash will keep your teeth looking brighter and whiter for longer, keep your breath fresher and your mouth healthier and that it is proven to fight plaque and bacteria for 12 hours, contains fluoride to fight cavities and it strengthens teeth.
Now I could not possibly say that all these claims are correct but what I will say is that I find using it certainly does make my teeth feel absolutely smooth and clean and that they do seem to have a brighter whiter look to them than they had before I started using this mouthwash.
What is obvious for anyone is that the fresh breath you get when you use this does certainly stay fresh for longer than any other mouthwash I have ever used and this is a big thing for me as I hate the thought of someone thinking I have bad breath.
Now it is not a cheap mouthwash at over £3 for a 500ml bottle but it has to be with that surely even if it is only providing half of what Colgate say it provides, you cannot skimp on money when it comes to looking after your teeth in my opinion.
Taste wise there is a real minty tingle to this mouthwash but it does not burn like some of the stronger mouthwashes do, in fact I find the taste pleasant which is not something I could always say about mouthwashes I have used in the past.
If you are a stickler for oral hygiene then you may well have tried this already, if not then I suggest you do and you probably won't look back!
I do enjoy a cup of coffee and until just recently I just thought coffee was coffee but after visiting a friend and having a cup of their Carte Noire I will now not be buying any other coffee. Carte Noire looks as good as it tastes too, the jar is rectangular rather than cylindrical, it is almost pure black and has a white rectangular box with the name "Carte Noire" in it.
The jar looks very posh and elegant and expensive and really stands out above other jars on the shelves in supermarkets and although it looks expensive it isn't the most expensive coffee in stores although it is more expensive than many.
I adore the smell of coffee and i have to say that even on the scent front this is leaps and bounds ahead of other brands, the aroma is as dark and stunning as the jar the coffee comes in.
Taste wise this coffee continues on the same track dark and interesting, it has a very distinctive taste, obviously it tastes of coffee but there is a richness to it that other coffees do not have yet no bitterness which is something I thought you would get from such a strong coffee.
I drink this coffee in an average sized cup with a touch of cream and two sugars and I have to say it is delicious, my friend drinks hers black with no sugar and as much as I like this coffee I could never drink it like that as it is just way too strong not to use milk with in my opinion.
A 100g jar of this cost me just £2 in Asda but it was on offer and is usually £2.89, a 200g jar will set you back around the £5 mark so it is roughly a pound a jar more expensive than Nescafe and other brand names but worth every extra penny in my opinion.
I regularly listen to music on my PC as I surf the net, Facebook my friends or write reviews for Dooyoo and Ciao, I now have a very good set of speakers for my PC which come with their own bass unit and sound fantastic, previous to them I had a set of Technika 2.0 Stereo Speakers which looked good and performed ok but were not really up to the job I wanted them for.
I paid only £11.99 for these Technika speakers so I cannot really fault them too much, they would do someone fine who perhaps just wanted them for gaming use or to listen to a bit of music at a low volume whilst using the internet.
I have a wide and varied taste in music but when it comes to a Saturday night and getting ready to go out with the girls it has to be a bit of dance music for me and this is where these speakers with an output power of only 9 watt started to struggle.
Any bass at all in a track and the sound had to be turned down or the vibration and distortion became unbearable, the sound reproduction at low levels was fine but they became very crackly at higher levels.
The speakers looked good and were a perfect size at 24.5cm in height, 18.5cm in width and 9cm in depth and if only they were up to the job I would have stuck with them a lot longer.
I have passed them on to my little niece who uses them to listen to some music and just typical PC usage and they are now a year old with two owners and have given us no trouble so if it is just typical PC usage then perhaps these will do you fine but if you want to pump some serious tunes through them they will fail you on sound quality.
The speakers come with a 3.5mm jack connection which can easily be plugged into the back of your pc but can also be used with other items such as MP3 players and IPods and the likes but again the sound quality when used to listen to music at louder volumes isn't very good.
I love taking photos but as a model I am more accustomed to having the camera pointed at me than me pointing one at others. I have a good camera now and enjoy using it immensely but I never thought I would see the day when I purchased a tripod, and many would say I still haven't.
This is a tripod like no other I have ever seen and as a model I have seen many, it cost me less than 5 pounds and it doesn't reach heights of 5 or 6 foot, it cannot be classed as a professional piece of equipment but it does offer me something that I previously could not do.
When the girls and I go out partying there is always tons of photos of my girly`s but hardly any of me as I am always behind the camera but now I have this Hama Digi-Pod Tripod Compact that is no longer the case.
My camera has a timer setting so I can position the camera then hurry and get in the photo but until I bought this little tripod the problem was looking for a safe and steady surface to place the camera, now I just screw the camera onto the tripod and place it on the tables in pubs and clubs without worrying about it getting covered in spilled drinks.
The tripod folds almost completely flat so carrying it around isn't a worry, it fits into my handbag no worries and weighs practically nothing so I barely know it is there.
The tripod could of course be used to get a really steady shot if you have a little bit of a shaky hand and are using a lot of zoom or a slowish shutter speed when you tend to get blur but for me it is really just so I can get in the photos with my friends.
The tripod is silver in colour and has black rubber feet which are great as it means it wont slip and slide even on tables in pubs soaked with drink as I mentioned earlier. A great little item that cost me only £2.99 and I would recommend it to others for sure.
When I first started out modelling most of the work I was getting was a long way from home and it made much more sense for me to live in Edinburgh than travelling through there regularly from Fife so I looked for shared digs and eventually found a nice wee flat share with three other models.
Now I am not saying any of them would have stolen from me but there's a bloody good chance they just might have so when I saw this little Yale electronic home safe on a trip to Homebase one day I just had to have it for peace of mind.
It cost me around the £30 mark, this was a little over two years ago, they had two to choose from a black one or a silver one, I went for black and it looked pretty nice although how it looked didn't really matter as long as it kept my stuff safe.
Starting out as a model it has to be said I didn't really have a lot of money but I used to keep my expensive makeup in it as well as things like my USB pendrive with my digital portfolio on it and various other little things that I didn't want to fall into the wrong hands.
It has a very simple to use digital locking system and as it runs on batteries this system can be bypassed using the key should the batteries run out you get a clear warning your batteries are going when they do but they don't run out quickly, I had my safe for over a year and used it regularly and only after about 14 months did I need to replace the 2 AA batteries that it uses.
It comes with two keys and I would suggest you do as I did and keep one on your person and one in a very safe place or with a member of your family or something like that. It also comes with four bolts so you can bolt it to the floor so someone can't just take the whole safe, a very nice photographer I know carried this task out for me as I would have been hopeless, although he did say it was very simple and it only took him ten minutes.
On the outside this is a sturdy steel frames safe and inside it has a nice little fabric base on which to place your valuables. It is 10X14X10 inches in size so if you want to store gold bullion then better get something a bit bigger but I guess you get the idea of what this can be used for.
I would happily recommend this to others and if you are like I used to be, staying in shared accommodation then I would suggest one of these is a very good idea, just remember to write down the pin code you set and not to be silly enough to write it down where others can find it.
I have now reviewed a variety of things and sometimes sit down thinking I will review something but cannot think of what, this morning was one of those days then suddenly it came to me, why not review a very good friend of mine that died recently, don't worry folks it`s a kettle not a person.
Around 4 years ago I bought myself a really cheap but really good kettle and just a matter of weeks ago it gave up the ghost, now as sad as I was to see it go I have to be honest and say that I am more than pleased with the service it gave me.
My Breville JK52 Kettle cost me only £19.99 when I purchased it and for a kettle that not only holds 1.7 litres of water but can boil it in under a minute whilst putting on a light show as it does, that semed too good to be true and I feared it might be a case of good for a few months but then let me down.
However four years down the line and it still lit up and still boiled water exceptionally fast and never gave me a minutes bother, now if you enjoy a cup of tea as much as I do then you might just understand when I say I had fallen in love with this kettle.
It looked fairly nice standing there in my kitchen, brushed silver in colour with a nice window so you could see the water level clearly at all times. It stood there proudly on its 360 degree swivel base lighting up when I flicked the switch for it to rapidly boil me some water for my next cuppa.
It wasn't just on the outside that it looked good either, inside it had a hidden element which meant that you didn't get the horrid looking lime scale element to look at when you peered inside, add to this you had the washable filter, a great feature in my opinion, it easily popped out for you to clean and just as simply popped back in ready for you to use your kettle once again.
I really did love my Breville JK52 and the new Breville I have replaced it with at almost twice the cost cannot hold a candle to it either in looks nor in performance, sadly I believe the Breville JK52 has been discontinued as I was unable to find one anywhere, it seems strange they should want to remove such a fine kettle from their range but I guess they had their reasons, probably re-branded it and bumped the price up.
If you are lucky enough to still own one of these or can find one somewhere to buy then I am sure you will agree with me that this is one of the best kettles around and remember all of this cost me less than £20, if that's not great value for money then nothing is!