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      04.04.2012 03:14

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      buy the right brand for your set

      Oral B suggest you change your heads every 3 months which means that a 4 pack for £15 should last a year. I don't think that's bad when you compare the price to disposable brushes that last around 4weeks.

      My first head came along with my sonic toothbrush but I'm told these heads fit any Oral B tooth brush base.

      I was quite pleased with the feel of it in my mouth, it has soft rubber backing that gives it a quality feel.

      The CrissCross bristles are various lengths making a thorough clean easy especially when delivered with the sonic cleaning action. I found my teeth felt 'dentist' clean, and stains were minimised over a couple of days.

      If you have an Oral b toothbrush that words on sonic cleaning I'd make sure you buy the heads that the brand recommends to get the most out of your toothbrush and not risk damaging the base set.

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      04.04.2012 02:54

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      Simple to use, lasts

      When I bought this mp3 player, the ipod had just come out. The ipod was big and clunky and I wanted something that I could run with that wouldn't cost the world.

      I didn't expect much from it but in those days, 4hours of music was quite a bit of storage space. So I loaded it up which was a simple case of copying and pasting files to a folder. There was no need to install itunes or anything like that. Simple.

      Next thing was it's battery powered by tripple As. So if you're out and about and it runs out you can carry an extra battery to put in. Easy peasy!

      The screen is small but lights up for easy night time use. Controls are simple and self explanatory for first time users or technophobes.

      This has been through several showers with me, tossed in a handbag with little care and it still survives. So glad I didn't buy an ipod!

      I guess the only disadvantage would be that you do have to scroll through and there's no search function

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    • Samsung Tocco Lite / Mobile Phone / 7 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      04.04.2012 02:37
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      cheap phones don't last

      When you buy a phone you really only get what you pay for.

      If you're looking for a low usage phone that will be well looked after, you might like the Samsung Tocco Lite. It's stylish and fun looking and an ideal starter phone or switch to touch screen/smart phone.

      For me it was a rash decision made when I needed a new phone pronto! I'd heard a lot of hype around it so jumped on board and bought it. At first, as with all new gadgets, I was excited to use it but gradually got to know it's glitches, the way the screen didn't always pick up my gestures and which buttons stuck.

      The battery life was absolutely horrendous when internet browsing so I sent the phone for repair only to be told the battery was meant to be like that!

      I lost the phone 2months later and let's say I was relieved!

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        04.04.2012 02:16
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        Couldn't get by without it

        OVERVIEW

        The headline says it all. This kit is a fail safe way to learn how to do the perfect smokey eyes. I love Benefit makeup and this comes in a cute little kit that's easy to pop in your handbag and much easier than buying all the components, plus if you bought all the products separately it would cost a fortune!

        I'm not going to go through the how tos because it comes with a handy guide that walks you through each step and I'm no makeup expert so I'll just comment on each component. Also, if you go in to a Benefit store or somewhere with a Benefit counter, the assistants will happily show you how to use the product.

        BITS AND BOBS

        Highlight 1.10g, Pewter Base 1.10g & Deep Charcoal 0.90g - gorgeous shades

        Benefit Smokin' Liner 0.39g - this eyeliner doesn't budge and although it is tiny, who has ever finished an eye liner pencil? It lasts quite some time and I often pop this in my handbag on a night out.

        Benefit Brow Zings Shaping Wax 1.00g - amazing at tidying brows up and filling in gaps without the harsh look of a pencil. It suits my brunette brows but I'm sure it would be far too dark for fair haired people.

        Eye Bright 1.00g - I use this bit almost daily just to brighten my eyes up a little bit.

        Benefit Tiny Tweezers - they may be tiny but they're so sharp and precise they've become my main tweezers!

        Also included: application brushes and mirror

        My only worry with the kit (apart from the brow wax for fair people) is that I'll run out of one thing way before the rest. I'm not sure they're correctly proportioned.

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        04.04.2012 01:57

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        Worth paying extra for

        INTRODUCTION
        Hair products are something that you can't scrimp on. If you buy cheap products you have to use a lot to get the effect needed whether it be shine or hold. At £10 approx this seems a lot at first for such a small bottle but it is so concentrated that you only need a few drops each time.

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        As you'll know from my other reviews Tigi is one of my favourite hair care brands. I'm particularly drawn to their bright branding and the attitude and style that comes with each product. The Rockaholic Shine Blaster is no different and is a particularly lovely shade of blue. On first inspection bottle feels like it could withstand a few trips in my handbag which is a must for finishing products like this however the plastic hinge on the lid feels like it may weaken with use.

        INGREDIENTS
        Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Persea Gratissima (Avacado) Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Dimethiconol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadenus Leaf Extract, Cirtus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalus Flower Extract, Vanilla PLanifolia Fruit Extract, Jasminium Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate

        There's a few lovely sounding things above that really do 'treat' the hair rather than just providing a cover up solution. Aloe, Jojoba, Avacado oil e.t.c

        APPLICATION
        Personally I like to use 2/3 drops (I have mid length but thick hair) when my hair is mid blow dry. I rub my hands together to heat the oil up then run my fingers through my lengths and ends. If you're unsure how much to use always start with a little and work up. You can always add a small amount to finish your style off if you prefer more shine but if you add too much it will look greasy and need washing out.

        RESULTS
        I find that this product seals my cuticle and eases frizz as well as making my hair feel much silkier. Fly aways are less of a problem and my hair shines like it never has before.

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      • Twinings Blossom Earl Grey / Tea / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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        03.04.2012 02:57

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        Tastes like lady grey tea

        I saw this tea for sale in my local Tesco and it was marked limited edition so I thought I'd buy it before it went.

        I like a large range of teas and have tried a lot of Twining's range so was expecting something really different from this flavour. I was rather dissappointed to discover that it tastes similar to Twining's Lady Grey tea. It is perhaps slightly fruitier and tangier but could easily be mistaken as Lady Grey. My mother normally takes sugar in her tea but she found this sweet enough to have without sugar.

        The box advises to allow one tea bag per person but I think this is rather wasteful. One tea bag can easily make two cups of strong tea.

        I prefer this tea with a dash of milk or alternatively it makes a really refreshing iced tea.

        I don't think I'd bother buying this again, I'd get Lady Grey instead.

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        03.04.2012 02:48

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        Wouldn't buy again

        I went in to my local department store looking for a foundation brush and a new foundation and an assistant directed me to this product which in effect is both those things together.

        I felt that I was on to a winner and went home to try it out. First of all I forgot to "lock" the dispenser so that foundation doesn't just pour out as I use the brush. Once I'd got the hang of application I really appreciated the texture of the brush on my face and the lightness of the foundation as it settled on to my skin. I could build it up for more coverage or keep it sheer.

        The real test of a foundation is the wear. Well this is where it completely fell on it's face. I felt like my face was melting! It wasn't even warm weather but my face was really shiney and within a few hours the foundation had started to separate and looked awful. I would not buy this product again but I continue to use the brush to apply other foundations.

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        03.04.2012 02:33

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        A staple product, feels amazing

        Another Tigi product I love!

        This conditioner is full of proteins and good stuff to help reconstruct damaged and dry hair. Mine was particularly dry thanks to religious bleaching and this really did 'salvage the wreckage'.

        Again, I love the smell of this conditioner (just like the Dumb Blonde shampoo) and it feels like a luxury product when using it. My hair feels amazingly soft when I rinse it out, it's my favourite part of the shower!

        I've also left it on as a hair mask for 30mins and the results are amazing. My hair is so soft and much less frizzy thanks to it. I feel the price is worth it for the results although I do go through a tube quite quickly, this may be because I use too much at one time though.

        As you can see from my other reviews I love tigi products and this is part of my regular hair care routine.

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        03.04.2012 02:07

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        Staple product

        This is my OH's favourite hair product as it's hands off, by that I mean that it can be applied straight to your hair without getting sticky hands. I liken it to a glue stick apart from you push the bottom up rather than twist to get more out.

        It's certainly suited to short spikey styles and provides good hold in windy weather. The tube lasted him 3months of regular use (almost daily) which makes it better than the tubs of wax he's tried before when it comes to being cost effective.

        I don't think the stick has a strong smell especially when compared to other Tigi products.

        The only disadvantage is that sometimes hair can get stuck to the wax stick and it starts to look a bit manky but this can be easily fixed by scraping the top.

        This has become a staple product in our household now.

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        03.04.2012 01:55

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        Amazing smell, now a staple product

        I first experienced this shampoo at my hairdressers and loved the smell so much I bought some! I'd never used a Tigi product before but I loved the fun bright packaging and felt it wasn't too expensive for a salon grade shampoo.

        It lathers in to a rich luxurious foam that I can't get enough of and removes any build up (even the strongest hair spray) with ease. The scent fills my bathroom for a couple of hours after I've washed my hair and my hair smells amazing for the day.

        I feel it's worthwhile to spend a little extra on your hair products as cheap hair care is a false economy. You need to use a very small amount of this shampoo to get a good wash.

        This shampoo has now become a regular purchase for me and it would take a lot to change me to something else.

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      • Absolut Vanilia Vodka / Spirits / 7 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        02.04.2012 03:14

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        Great to mix with other things

        Absolut Vodka is one of the best Vodkas on the market in my opinion. I've tried a few of their flavoured versions and the Vanilla flavour is certainly my favourite so far.

        I don't like spirits straight but Absolut Vanilla goes perfectly with cola and lots of ice. It would also go well with pineapple juice or coconut. Perhaps it could be added to a Pina Colada?

        I expected it to be quite sickly but was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too sweet and made for easy drinking. It tastes best when chilled as advised on the bottle but I thought it had a chocolatey overtone when I smelt it.

        I'm partial to vodka jellies and found this tasted fantastic with lime jelly. I'd certainly purchase this product again with a view to experimenting more with mixers and flavours. It's slightly dearer than other unflavoured Vodkas but is often on offer in Tesco.

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        02.04.2012 02:34

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        Great but wouldn't pay that much for them myself

        I received these headphones as a gift a few months back. Personally I would never pay this much for a set of head phones and was shocked that 'in ear' sets could cost so much.

        I was pleasantly surprised at how clear the sound was and the fact they excluded most of the outside noise made them perfect for busy comutes.

        The downside to the headphones is (as with them all) they get so tangled up! I think this is aggravated further by the weight of the ear buds on this particular set. I'm worried that the wires will break inside eventually if this continues.

        Style wise, the headphones do feel of good quality and I regularly receive compliments on them.

        They came with replacement buds in various sizes to make sure you get a comfortable fit from them but I think they should have supplied a few more as the rubber buds do come off quite easily so would be easy to drop.

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        02.04.2012 02:26

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        Perfect for the gym bag but not unfragranced.

        I'm not sure how this can be called unfragranced, it certainly smells of something quite chemically. Having said that, the scent is very subtle and isn't something other people would notice if you're wearing it. I'd say this roll on is unisex, me and my partner have both used it at times.


        I found it acted as a good antiperspirant lasting more than a day, which is better than I expected. This is a product that can take some bashing about so it's perfect for throwing in your gym bag without the worry of it leaking or bursting.

        I found the roll -on took a long time to dry when applied which makes it awkward if you're in a rush and can mark clothes quite easily. If left unused for a few days the roller ball can become stuck and the liquid then forms a thin crust around it although this is easily removed.

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      • GHD IV Styler / Hair Straightener / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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        02.04.2012 02:16

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        Worth paying extra for

        These hair straighteners are well worth spending the extra money on and if you're dubious, remember they come with a guarantee if anything goes wrong with them.

        Heating up to 210 degrees these straighteners manage to keep my curly locks under control. I love how smooth and sleek my hair looks when I've used them, it feels so silky!

        After a while I learnt how to curl my hair with them too to form loose waves. There's lots of tutorials online that show you how to do different things with them.

        My straighteners have been packed in a bag and taken to my boyfriends every weekend for the past year and still work like new. The only signs of wear and tear would be the curled lead (wire) and the fact that the plastic is now slightly discoloured around the plates which doesn't seem to alter the performance of the product.

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      • Apple MacBook Pro MC700B/A / Laptop / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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        02.04.2012 02:08

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        Fantastic battery life surpassed exectations

        After owning numerous Compaq laptops with Windows operating systems, making the jump to Apple Mac was quite a big move for me. I'd have to learn to use a new operating system and pay more than I ever had for a laptop.

        The jump was certainly worth it. I picked up the basics very easily and found the multitouch track pad very intuitive.

        As a freelance worker the main reason I chose the MacBook Pro was for the battery life; I can easily get 8hours work done without charge, running high consumption programmes like Adobe Photoshop. The screen is amazingly crisp and clear too.

        The whole design feels so much better than other laptops, it's compact, solid, light enough to carry around and has lots of extra features that came as an added bonus to me. One example would be the backlit keyboard, as a night owl I also appreciate this.

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