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Breastfeeding is really hard. Nobody tells you this before you start. My milk took a long time to establish itself so for the first 2-3 weeks I was expressing. I initially bought a manual pump, which was great but I wasn't getting much after each pumping session. I'd heard that an electric pump works far better so I forked out the £80 only to be greatly disappointed. For a start the plug cable isn't very long so you need to be close to a power supply. You're far less mobile whilst wearing it, as the wires are short and you're hooked up to a heavy control pad. You have to dismantle to sterilise and I found the parts quite hard to reassemble. And I just don't think it sucked very hard! It has 3 settings that are supposed to mimic a baby, but I personally found the manual pump more efficient and stronger suction. Overall, I would not recommend this item.
I must admit I don't use fake tan. The reasons are threefold.
1. I'm lazy
2. I have a fear of the 'orange elbow'
3. I'd much rather not walk around in permenant star jump position til it dries.
So gradual tans are a far easier and better option for me. I can moisturise and tan at the same time without running the risk of orange elbows, knees and fingers.
Palmers gradual tan is really good. I found it worked faster than some so I noticed a difference with one application. I think it gives an even natural colour and leaves skin soft, not greasy or sticky. Has that signature palmers cocoa butter smell. A little biscuity, but most tanning products are. I don't think I have anything bad to say about this product. In fact, I'm going out for drinks tomorrow night....I think I will go and put some on!
I am a mac girl. Before my mac book pro, I had an iMac. It was my baby. I would kiss it good night. Then I married my husband. He was all PC PC PC! But funny that his PC died and my iMac was still going strong. So we happened to be in the apple shop one day, and the sales girl flirted her way into a £1500 sale. He didn't take much persuasion ;0)
Im not a computer whizz and i know nothing about ram and stuff, but in my opinion, macs really do s**t all over pcs. Pardon the language. Macs are easy to use, and i like easiness. Macs dont get viruses. I love that there's an app store for your laptop so there's no need to go into a computer shop to buy programmes, just download them! The picture quality is great. They are aesthetically pleasing. The battery life is good. The card reader makes uploading things simple.
The only thing that bugs me is the mouse pad, but if it bothered you that much you could buy a mouse!
I have smelly sweaty feet. It's a bit embarrassing, especially when you're taking your shoes off in a new boyfriends house. Slippers and pumps get thrown out frequently. I have tried the foot deodoriser and the fragrant shoe spray, but alas nothing takes the pong away. Until I bought my Uggs. When the lady in the store said 'yeah you're best wearing these without socks because the real sheepskin is very absorbant' I was like 'yeah right, you wouldn't be saying that if you'd smelled my feet!'
But seriously, iv been wearing them sockless for 2 months now and they are completely odour free. I will definitely be investing in a pair of ugg slippers next. I say invest because they will last for years. The sizing is a bit different from uk sizing. I'm a size 7 so they advise getting a 6.5. They stretch a bit when the sheepskin compacts. And they are so cosy! They aren't waterproof, but just don't wear them in the rain!
I really love my iPhone 4. I mean apart from my husband and child, it is my favourite thing in the whole wide world. It can do just about anything. It wakes me up in the morning. It tells me what the weathers like outside. It Shows me how to get to places iv never been. It reminds me when I have a doctors appointment. It tells me when to feed my child. Yes, it even has an app for that! It has an app for everything!! So the battery life ain't that great, but when you have something that keeps you entertained all day, you won't mind charging it every night. And the text keyboard is a wee bit too small for my fingers, but my fingers are fat - I could do with losing a few pounds. I genuinely can't think of anything bad to say about my 3rd favourite thing in the world!
I am still a long ways way from needing Botox. And I thank Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair eye serum for that! I don't know the science behind it (the sales girl did explain it to me but the mind boggles) but all I know is it works. I don't even use it every night, which you probably should. But I still have relatively young skin. Anyhooo...when you wake up after using it, your skin just feels and looks refreshed. I also use the face serum, which rids the skin of fine lines, open pores and reduces scars. It's awesome too. The eye serum has a little applicator which prevents u wasting tonnes sticking your long nails in the small tub. And it comes with instructions on how to apply. It's pricey, but lasts a long time. I would definitely recommend this to 25-40yr old women that want to preserve their young happy skin :0)
We were lucky enough to have parents that offered to buy our pram for us. So we walked into Mamas and Papas and asked the employee to show us some prams that were on offer. The first one she took out was so overwhelmingly confusing. 'this clips on here, so that can fold over. Then this bit twists like this so you can use it this way. Then all you do is unclip that, press these two buttons, fold this over, unhook that, turn this round and voila! You are in a mess!'
Now I'm not very good at reading instructions at the best of times, and now I know that baby brain isn't just a myth, so I knew I wanted a convenient and easy to use pram. The Ultima is amazingly easy. You have the carry cot, carseat and buggy attachments that all hook up to the same wheels with a click of a button. The wheels fold down into a handy size for your car boot with a click of a button too! Very good quality upholstery. And very attractive! Just a shame my little one has almost outgrown the carry cot!
I bought this thinking it would cut corners, because I make a lot of soup. You can fry your onion, add the stock and veg, boil it for the required time, then blend it. And voila! Soup! All in the same container. It has boil and simmer settings and a handy timer. You can use it as a normal blender too. It has a safety function - you cant blend whilst its heating, so it should avoid nasty accidents. It's convenient, if making soup for one or two. But the small container means you are unable to make in bulk.
I would say it would be great for budding soup-beginners who want to experiment and practice because it comes with a little recipe book.
In my opinion, it takes as much effort to disassemble and wash as it does to take a pan out of the cupboard. And unless you don't have a stove, it's a totally unneeded addition to your appliances.
I'm a firm believer in 'it's not the toothbrush you use, but what you do with it that counts'. I also agree that electric toothbrushes aren't for everyone. HOWEVER... I absolutely love my oral-b triumph. I'm a dental nurse, and really would highly recommend it to any of my patients.
It gives you a 'professional clean' feeling. It comes with a Bluetooth timer (which the kiddywinks love) to make sure your working for the full 2 minutes. It gives you a cheeky wee smile when you go for longer. It won't let you brush too hard avoiding erosion. My favourite attachment is the 'floss action' head which has little plastic bristles that reach interdentally where the other bristles may not. Unlike a manual brush, an electric brush doesn't require you to make a 'brushing' movement with your hands because it does that for you, therefore they are great for people with limited manual dexterity.
In conclusion, although a little pricey, if you're going to invest in an electric toothbrush- the triumph is a must.