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I couldn't praise this phone enough. About one month ago I decided that I was no longer happy with my blackberry and decided that it was about time that I changed handsets, and that getting a contract would also be the correct way to go. Two days after making the decision, I'd bought an iPhone!
I couldn't be happier, and I'd certainly never go back to any other handset.
My favourite elements of the phone are:
Email - so easy to keep up to date with events and displays the entire message including images,
Siri - a great feature that is slightly overratted but has come in handy and is a great laugh at parties,
Channel 4 app - being able to keep up to date with news across the world with my favourite news channel is so easy with this app,
Temple run - a game that everyone should download,
Various Photo apps - I enjoy photography as a hobby and having the availability to carry different effects and lenses in my pocket is fantastic when various oppportunities arrise.
for MAC users there are many other features that allow the phone to sync with other apple products, however I don't have a mac, therefore my knowledge of those features are limited.
But for anyone considering buying one, I would suggest going with t-mobile who offer the phone at a £99 handset price, but the contract includes 2000 minutes, unlimited texts, and unlimited Internet (with no cap). For me it was important to have unlimited access to the Internet, and the 'full monty' offer from t-mobile is just perfect. The deal however is for 24 months at £36 but is the best offer currently going. On the other hand when the iPhone 5 is released this could all change.
3 years ago I asked for this particular camera as a Christmas present from my parents, due to my increased interest in photography, and involvement in much more stuff as a teenager e.g. parties, gigs and holidays.
When I opened the present on Christmas morning I couldn't put the camera down! I was over the moon and took a total of 300 odd photos that day.
Still to this day I am incredibly impressed and pleased with my Canon Digital. Even though today I own a DSLR, I love being able to have a small camera, that fits nicely into my handbag for any occasion. But one important role that the camera has played has been at gigs/concerts. At certain venues my DSLR have been taken from me, due to the performers or venue stating that no professional looking equipment is to be taken in. This is where my camera becomes a life saver!
The screen is a great size to be able to look back over photos that have been taken, whilst the face recognition is a great little feature.
The Curve 8520 is the first smart phone that I've purchased, and still have to this day.
I've had the handset for about 2 years now, and overall I've been pleased, and still am. Sort of.
Personally, the phone does exactly what I need it too. Texting and phoning works exactly the same as any phone and is the main feature that I use it for. However, I need to be able to contact various people at any time, and being at University, everyone has a Facebook profile, and being able to access my account on the go is a great function. Additionally, being able to link my Hotmail account to the handset is a feature that is very handy and also means that I never miss an Email. But as technology progresses, it's become more common for everyone to have many of the same features that work better, for example the iPhone or Androids.
For anyone thinking about buying the phone, my only advice would be to look around for other phones that take your interest as I've had many problems with my Blackberry. Eventually when I can afford to purchase a new phone, I don't think that I will remain with a Blackberry. Even though I love having a 'qwerty' keyboard.
When I was 10 my parents bought me a blue lava lamp which I adored, and looked fantastic placed in my room. For many years I enjoyed watching the lava float up and down within the lamp, and I don't think there was a day that I didn't turn it on.
However, for some silly reason, about 2 years ago, I decided to sell my beloved lamp at a car boot sale, in order to gather enough money together to go on holiday with. I was an incredibly fickle teenager, and at the time thought that due to having my room redecorated also, that the blue lamp wouldn't look right within my newly painted pink room.
About 2 weeks ago, after moving to University last Autumn, I saw one of my friend's lava lamps within their accommodation and fell in love with the lamps all over again. After spending hours decided what size, colour and price to spend, I found my new lava lamp.
I decided to purchase a 14.5inch red and purple lamp, which cost £18 including postage. I love it.
For anyone considering purchasing a lamp, I'd suggest searching around on the internet, as many websites have various offers, meaning you can great deals and save money.
Normally I paint my nails in a clear polish or a very pale pink, due to never really having long nails before. However, after recently growing my nails, I thought it was about time I treated myself to some nail polish, as this would also keep me from biting my nails again. Due to never having really painted my nails in colours before, I wanted something that would go with many of my outfits.
I decided to buy Cappuccino, Chilled Lilac and Prussian Blue. After applying my first colour, I couldn't be happier with the outcome. The colours are very easy to apply, dry fairly fast and look just like the colours contained within the bottles. With certain nail polish that I've used before, for fancy dress costumes, occasionally the colour would appear weaker than you'd think. However with this product that isn't the case.
Another great element about the product is the size. The small bottle makes it possible to carry around in any bag or purse. However, even though it's great to be able to carry around, the small bottle does mean that there is slightly less in quantity than you tend to get in other nail varnishes.
I'll definitely be purchasing more!
Coming to University this year has meant that managing money has become a key skill, however, eating well and healthy was something that was very important for me to maintain. Tuna has always been something I've enjoyed eating and including within meals, however, when taking a better interest in the food shopping with my mum a few weeks before moving away, she mentioned that the price of tuna within the supermarkets had gone up dramatically. She did point out that occassionally shops do tend to have offers on their tuna, however the price can still more than a student would be willing to pay. And rightly so.
However, after spotting that Sainsbury's started doing a basics tuna, I was very excited to test it out, and couldn't be happier with the outcome! The taste was no different to any other branded tuna that I'd ever tried before, and the price wasn't too much for me not to be able to afford a tin or two each week.
For anyone that is looking for an alternative, Sainsbury's basics tuna is certainly the way to go at less than 50p per tin!
Also, it's dolphin friendly!
Due to having natural curls, it's important to me, to try and maintain a sleek look between washes. Previously, just using a shop's own brand of hair mouse has been great for the job, however I was realizing that after 24 my hair was getting flat, and looking untamed.
Thank goodness for Aussie's curl definition product! My hair now maintains the look that I want it to have for longer. The product is very simple to use, and doesn't use up a lot of the serum each time. If the size of the bottle is putting you off from purchasing, don't let it. The directions indicate that only a pea sized amount is needed, meaning that you won't use it all up quickly. (My hair is past my shoulders, therefore I double the quantity needed, but even then the bottle still lasts me a couple of months - and I wash my hair every 3 days.
Overall great product, with a pleasant smell.
I recently purchased one of these since coming to University, due to the water in my area tasting incredibly hard. After waiting less than a week for the filter to arrive, I'm not proud to say that water is the main source of liquid that I consume each day. It's done wonders for me feeling more energetic, keeps my brain in gear during lectures, and makes tea taste much better! A must buy for people who enjoy great tasting water.
For anyone who is thinking about purchasing but is worrying about the cost of having to change filters, it really doesn't cost as much as you'd think, and there are many offers around on the internet, meaning that you can use your filter to it's full extent, and still save money.
However, I would suggest making sure there is always room in the fridge, for it to be placed, as I've had to rearrange things a couple of times.