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I have been a member of Ebay for several years now and can't recommend it enough. I have sold many things over the years and have had mainly good experiences. Ebay make the process of selling easy with easy layouts and plenty of tick boxes to chose from. Some items you can post for free and others you do have to pay to post. They also take a percentage of what you sell the item for and paypal also do this when payment is made. It is worth adding extra to your postage to cover some of the money Ebay will take.
I have had a couple of issues with people not paying when they have bought items however Ebay offer the option of re-listing the item or selling to the second highest bidder which I think is a great idea.
I have also purchased several items of clothing from Ebay and have been happy with all of them. Ebay have great customer service though so if you ever had any isses with an item you have bought I'm sure they would help.
I always leave ratings for people and ask people to rate me as this is how you get a good reputation so people are more confident is purchasing from you in future.
I did set up an online shop last year where I was working for my self selling baby clothes/shoes. I paid a monthly subscription for the shop and you get to create your own page for people to view with all your items listed. It is great for people who want to start up a small business on there own and work from home.
You can purchase just about anything on Ebay and can grab some real bargains.I would recommend Ebay to everyone!
I have never purchased any roll on deodorant before however I was given a nivea gift set for Christmas which had a moisturiser, body wash, buffer and a roll on deodorant.
The roll on was 50ml and in a glass bottle so was heavier than a thought. It is small enough to keep in your handbag which is handy. It does say on the bottle 48 hour protection which from my personal experience isn't true.
I was just going to throw it away but I normally purchase Nivea pearl and beauty spray deodorant so decided to give it a try. I've never been a fan of roll ons as I don't think they are very hygienic. They are if you use them straight after a bath or shower but if you have been active through out the day and start to sweat, then use the roll on, I just feel you are adding all that sweat to the roll on its-self. Doesn't sound great but I do have OCD so I am quite obsessed with being clean.
I used the roll only a couple of times after a morning shower before work and found it did smell nice and was easy to apply. You also don't get all the fumes from spray deodorant. I did find though my underarms felt quite sticky which was unpleasant.
I didn't feel I could re-use it later on in the day as mentioned earlier so I found myself using my normal spray deodorant. I wouldn't purchase a roll on again however for people who do like to use them then nivea is gentle on the skin and does smell nice so would be a good purchase.
As it isn't for me I am only giving it 1 star.
Every year they get earlier and earlier with bringing out Easter chocolates! The egg and spoon chocolates have been out for several weeks now so I have already ate a few of them. My partner brought a box home from Iceland's for us to try. I wasn't impressed when he said they were £2 and that was at half price.
The box is bright purple so is very eye catching and opens and closes just like an egg box. You get 4 eggs inside either in chocolate or vanilla and two spoons. We tried the vanilla ones first as I thought all chocolate might be boring.
You open the wrapper around the egg, bite of the top and eat the vanilla filling with the spoon then eat the outside chocolate. The egg itself is full to the top with vanilla mousse not just a little bit which you expect these days from chocolates. I must admit as much as I love chocolate the vanilla ones are quite sickly and I couldn't eat more than one at a time.
I did say at first I wasn't happy about the price however when on offer they worked out at 50p each which is less than I pay for a creme egg. Full price the are £4 which I wouldn't be willing to pay as I don't think because of the size of the eggs they are worth £1 each. I have only purchased them when they are on offer.
The eggs are a really fun and creative idea and brings out the inner child in all those grown ups. They are great for kids too!
I haven't read how many calories are in them although I know they won't be good for you. This information is on the box if you do want to know before you eat them. Overall I am only giving 4 stars because at full price they are too expensive even as a one off treat.
When I set up my broadband in my new flat I had to pay for a phone line so I decided I may aswell have a phone plugged in if I am paying for the line anyway. I never give anyone my home number but it is useful to have the phone to call outwards when I run out of credit on my mobile. I only use it to make a handful of calls each month so I am glad I only spent £13.50 on the phone.
I purchased a basic telephone from tesco for £13.50 which I have had for over 12 months now. The phone itself is very basic looking. It is plain black with a black stand which blends nicely with my living room and kitchen which have black accessories.
The phone has a 12 month guarantee which it has lasted and is still working perfectly fine. It does come with instructions although it is very easy to set up without. The buttons are big enough for me to use and are easy to press. The screen is quite small and difficult to see in some lights however it shows the basic things such as the time and the amount of charge left in the battery. You need to charge the phone up for 16 hours to start with and this will last for around 100 hours standby time and 10 hours talktime.
The phone has a name and number phone book which can hold 20 numbers which is pretty good for a value phone. You can chose from 9 ringtones and the phone also has a speaker phone function. The only thing missing from the phone which most people would like is an answer phone. As I don't give my number out to anyone I don't need this function.
For me it does the job and at such a cheap price I can't really find anything to complain about. I am giving it 5 stars personally however most people would want a answer phone function.
After having my Kindle for a couple of months and starting to notice marks and slight scratches on it I decided I needed to purchase a cover for it. There are hundreds to chose from online but the Trendz E-reader case seemed to have the best reviews and wasn't too expensive at £11.99 with free delivery.
There are so many different designs and colours to chose from which I love as there is something for everyone. I chose a pink one with white dots and a black love heart on the strap. The strap helps to keep the tablet inside securely. It is designed to fit the kindle fire but any 7 inch tablet will fit in the case fine.
The case also has a built in stand so you can stand the tablet up at an angle to use. I also like the fact you can charge your tablet up with it still in the case. The case itself is good quality material and I have dropped my kindle a couple of times and it has helped protect it from any further marks or scratches.
I would definitely recommend to anyone who has a tablet. It is cheap to purchase and will keep your tablet in perfect condition.
I have only ever had two hair dryers as I find they last several years as I only use them once a week. By the time my hair dryer breaks and needs replacing they no longer manufacture the same one and I have to choose something different.
My previous hair dryer was babyliss however I'm not fussy about the brand name if its a good hair dryer and a great price. I purchased the tresemme lightweigh AC 2000 dryer online for £29.99. I have used most of the tresemme hair care range and have been pleased with the result so thought the hair dryer would be as good.
The hair dryer has 2 heat and 2 speed settings which I don't really like. I am used to having 3 as I find just have the two means it is either really hot or cold and really fast blowing or slow. I find having 3 speeds and heats gives more of a balance and I always used the middle one.
Although it says it is lightweight I found it was just as heavy as previous ones I have had. I didn't buy it for that reason however I think if people were wanted a really light hair dryer they would be disappointed purchasing this one.
It does come with a nozzle to attach for faster drying although I haven't used it so I'm not sure if this claim is true. The cord is much longer than I need which means I can plug it in any where in my room and still walk over to the mirror.
Apart from just having the two settings this is a good hair dryer for me. I only use it once a week as I like to let my hair dry naturally when possible and I haven't had any problems with it. It is a very simple and cheap hair dryer so is great for people who don't want to spend a fortune on a hair-dryer they rarely use.
I have always had a standard toothbrush and have never really considered electric toothbrushes as I didn't think they made much of a difference. I was wrong!! My dentist recommended I get an electric one so I had a shop around and decided on the oral B Precision clean tooth brush.
The pack is quite simple and you get the tooth brush and a charger. The wire is long enough for me to put it on charge and leave on my bedside table. The wire is around 3 feet so could be a problem for people who maybe haven't got a plug socket near to a cupboard side. It doesn't tell you it is fully charged so I just leave it over night which is long enough.
There is one button to turn on and off so there aren't any different speeds which some toothbrushes do have. It did take me a while to get used to the vibrating feeling in my mouth as it's quite different to a normal toothbrush. There is also a timer function which buzzes after 2 minutes. This came in useful for me as before hand I was never sure if I had brushed for long enough.
I have definitely noticed a difference and my teeth and mouth feels a lot cleaner. I paid £15 and have been using it for around 4 months. You are able to buy need brush heads for the toothbrush which I will need to do in the next few months. They are much more expensive than a standard toothbrush but I feel they are worth the money.
There are other toothbrushes with more features and settings so I would recommend shopping around for whatever suits your needs. For me this basic one does the job.
I was very fortunate to receive a Michael Kors watch for my 21st birthday. My family put together and bought me one as I had said for a while I would love one but just couldn't afford to spend over £200!
My family chose the watch for me as a surprise. I wasn't overly fond of the Rose gold colour at first as I have always found Rose Gold can look quite cheap. However with the design of the watch makes it look expensive and I have grown to love it!
The watch came in a black Michael Kors box with some extra links which you normally find with watches. I haven't need them as I have really small wrists infact I had to take some links out of the watch as it was too big for me.
I have kept the box and always put the watch back in after wearing as it stops it getting scratched by any other jewellery in my jewellery box. I have found it does mark easy and because of the colour it is noticeable. I have paid to have it polished up before to keep it in good condition. I try to only wear for special occasions and not everyday wear as it is too expensive to be wearing to work etc.
The face of the watch is bigger than I expected and it is really easy to see the numbers. Not all the numbers are on just 12, 2 4, 8 and 10 which is probably why the numbers are big enough to see clearly. The watch is water resistant although I haven't worn in damp places such as the bathroom!
The watch has 3 window chronograph feature - hour hand, minute hand, and seconds and also on there is the date. Its much more technical than I thought as I really only wanted one for the how it looks and not the practicality of it.
I would recommend as it is a lovely piece of jewellery and there is a Michael Kors watch to suit everyone. However I have taken a star of for the price.
I'm not one for camping as I am a very girly girl however my partner wanted to go away camping for the weekend so I gave it a go. I took plenty of warm clothes, socks and slippers to keep warm but my friend recommend taking some foil blankets. She said they were great for keeping warm and were really cheap.
When we bought them we didn't realise they were they same as they use in emergencies but I thought if they use them they must do a great job! I bought 2 of the Gelert Blanket and they cost me just under £5 from Amazon which was much cheaper than I thought however I have read reviews where people have got them for £1 each so its worth looking around.
The foil blanket is basically made of insulating material and then is covered with aluminium. It is small enough to fold up and fit in a small bag and is really light so isn't a nightmare to carry.
While we were sat outside the tent we both wrapped one round ourselves. I am quite small and my partner is over 6 foot so I really should have looked for different sized blankets. It was fine for me but didn't cover the whole of partner not that he minded.
We have used them twice and have bought 2 more which are just in the back of the car at the moment in case we ever need them. You would probably get 2 or 3 uses maximum from them as they do start to crack and all the top layer comes off.
They are good for camping or to keep in your car in case of an emergency. For the price they are worth the money and I will be buying them again in the future.
I have skin that reacts to a lot of different things. I can't use make-up wipes and use baby wipes instead, I can't use bubble bath as it makes me come out in a rash (the ones I have tried anyway) and I have found myself becoming irritated by shower gel/soap in the feminine area.
At first I just tried changing my shower gels then I started using soap which was worse so had to go back to shower gel. I then saw Femfresh advertised on TV and thought it was worth a try. I couldn't find it in the supermarket so went into town and purchased 2 bottles from superdrug. They were £3,29 each or two for £5 so I decided to buy two and save a little bit of money.
A little information from the superdrug website regarding the product:
Everyday, freshens, cares
-Soothing camomile and calming aloe vera
-PH-balanced for intimate area
-Hypoallergenic and soap free
-Dermatologically and gynaecologically tested
-Suitable for everyday use
I have noticed a real difference and my skin isn't irritated by this as it is so gentle. I was worried because of how gentle it was that I wouldn't feel clean but I did and I have used for the past few months without any problems. I have also started using Femfresh recently on my face and it has cleared all my spots and made my skin really soft. It isn't recommended for that but if something is gentle enough for your feminine areas then it definitely is good enough for your face!
It is quite expensive compared to shower gel that I buy at £1 a bottle but because you only use it for that one area it last quite a long time. I would recommend even with the price as I think it is worth every penny.
I have never really wanted a dishwasher as I find washing up quite relaxing and it gives me time to think whilst washing. Recently though myself and my partner both work long days and most days of the week so we needed to make cleaning and housework as simple as possible so a dishwasher seemed the only solution. I didn't have the money to buy a brand new one so bought the bosch hotpoint dishwasher from a friend for £180 as she had only had it a year. When I looked online these dishwashers ranged from £300 - £450 so I thought at £180 I had got a bargain.
The dishwasher fitted really well as we have a black and white kitchen. Its a really glossy sleek black which makes it look quite expensive! It is roughly 85 cm high, 60cm wide and 60cm deep. I;m sure what the standard is but it fitted it the space I had in my kitchen.
When we fitted it and checked it over it was pretty clean to say it had been used for a year I was impressed. I still gave it all a good scrub and did a couple of washes with no pots in just dishwasher tablets to clean it all way through. I didn't have any instructions with it so really just learnt as I went a long. It is pretty simple inside with plenty of space for plates, cups and cutlery.
You can chose from 5 settings so it is easy to use. Once you have filled the dishwasher, added a tablet, chose your setting - I just use normal - press start and away it goes. I have used the half load setting before however now I just wait until the dishwasher is full before using it.
I don't really have anything to compare the dishwasher too but for me it does the job. My pots come out smelling clean, looking clean and dry ready to put away in the cupboards. It's saved a lot of time and for £180 its a bargain. I don't think I would pay the retail price not because it isn't worth it but because I am always on the look out for a bargain!
I always enjoyed a bit of harmless gambling. I usually put bets on football on a weekend just a pound here and there. I have been signed up with Jackpotjoy for nearly two years now and it's the best gambling site I have used.
I signed up as I had seen an advert in my magazine which said deposit £10 and get £35 to play. I decided to give it a try as every week I saw people in the magazine winning great sums of money. I played on several different bingo games and slots and won small amounts. I left £5 in my account to use the next day.
I went on and played a game called snap! You buy a ticket for 20p which gives you 5 cards from a pack of playing of cards. Then as the cards are called out if yours is picked it marks each one of with the letters S N A P ! If you win in 5 cards you get £10000, 6 cards £1000 7 cards £500 and anything else you just win what is in the pot from the players. I wasn't paying attention to the game as I playing on my phone when I glanced up and notice a big box on my screen which I closed as I thought it was just an advertisement. I looked up to see £1113 in my balance!! I had won in 6 cards which I just couldn't believe. I withdrew it straight away just to make sure it was real.
I've won big twice more since both times just over a £1000 and have also won small amounts frequently. I really enjoy playing on the slots especially double bubble. There is something for everyone on the site including bingo, slots, casino, scratch cards etc.
You don't need to spend a lot to win or play as some of the games are only 1p. As I have proved it is possible to win with just 1 ticket. The jackpots on the site have been over a million before and you've got much more chance of winning something on jackpotjoy than you have the lottery!
You can set limits so you don't spend more than you can afford - a limit of £10 month is fine which is what I have done before.
Please message me if you want to sign up and I will send you a referral link. Then send your referral link to your friends because you get £20 for every referral.
I recently bought a pack of Gillette Venus Pro Skin Sensitive razors due to the fact I was going away for the week and had forgot to take any razors. I popped into the first shop I could find and they cost me £8.99. I was reluctant to pay that amount but they were the only ones available and I didn't have much choice unless I wanted to go on nights out in a dress with a hairy legs!
The packaging is really pretty and feminine with turquoise writing and a white background. The packaging is a bit much for 1 small razor and it takes 10 minutes just to get into it. There is no easy way of opening the pack and scissors are the only option. Inside is 1 razor, blade and also a holder to attach to the wall to hold your razor. I didn't bother keeping that as I always put my razor inside a shower bag.
The razor itself has a rubber handle which gives it a nice grip. It has 5 blades really close together and also a moisturising strip. It is actually the first time I have found a moisturising strip that lasts and does the job it is supposed to. My legs were really soft and the strip lasted several shaves before it became sticky and not much use.
It is an expensive razor and although it was better than other razors I have used I wouldn't be able to justify spending that much every few weeks. I usually use hair removal cream however when on holiday as I need to have smooth legs all week I use razors. On these occasions I would buy this razor as I felt the results were worth while.
It's very rare I get heartburn but when I do its an awful feeling that I like to get rid of sooner rather than later. I've got a cupboard full of every tablet you could ever need and these are in there. I have bought them only a couple of times but will continue to buy in future.
The tablets are quite small and are pink - due to been strawberry flavour. I have found the strawberry flavour makes them much more pleasant to take as most tablets have an awful after taste. The pack advises you to take between and four tablets (I have only ever taken two at the time which I have found works well enough for me). You need to chew the tablets before swallowing them which I have never come across before with other pain relief. I quite like the taste and texture but my partner hates it so I suppose it's down to own preference. I don't know if they would work if you just swallowed them without chewing.
I have found the heartburn starts to ease after around 30 minutes so I would say they are quite effective. Generally after taking the two tablets I don't need to take any further ones through the day. As stated before I only get heartburn on a rare occasion so have found these tablets are suitable and work quite quickly. I couldn't advise if they would work for everyone.
The pack does advise side affects and what the tablets contain so please check before taking. I paid £2.50 for a pack of 32 from Morrisons which is expensive compared to other pain relief I buy but it was effect for heartburn.
I am very sceptical when it comes to anything that claims it can help you lose weight as I have tried so many things in the past. I had seen Adios advertised on the TV a few times and decided to look in Boots/Superdrug to see how much they cost. I bought them from superdrug as they were cheaper and on offer for £7.99 for 100 tablets.
At first glance you wouldn't even think they were for weight loss as they just look like any other tablets I have taken - medicine or vitamins etc. I wasn't sure how a tablet was going to help me lose weight but gave them a go. From reading the pack I gathered they work by helping your body speed up the rate that calories are turned into energy therefore burned off. They only work alongside a healthy diet and exercise. After reading the pack I felt like they pointless as you still needed to exercise and eat healthy which would make you lose weight anyway.
You have to take the tablets 3 times a day - they taste and smell awful so 3 times a day was sometimes a struggle. I took the whole pack and lost the same amount of weight I had lost the previous month when I wasn't taking the tablets. Over the last 6 months I have stopped eating rubbish food and have started having my 5 day, snacking on fruit and doing 1 hour exercise a day. I am slowly losing the extra pounds but the tablets didn't help me lose any more than usual.
Overall they didn't work for me. I have read reviews that say people shed a lot of weight whilst taking them so they may just work for certain people. For just under £8 they are worth trying if you struggle with losing weight.