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Self confessed faker right here. I have the works; fake hair, fake nails and what are these without the all important tan? I used to use sun beds, (DON'T ANYMORE) and when I made the decision to stop I was so depressed looking at my dull see through white pale skin. I went on a fake tan spree and since have tried pretty much every make and model on the market from mousses to sprays to lotions, from instant to developing to wash off and this is my absolute favourite.
It is sold at most supermarkets as well as make up stores like Boot's/Superdrug. HOWEVER! I buy mine from Saver's as it is a bargain £2.99 here compared to £5.99 at most supermarkets etc.
Comes in a simple white bottle with black and brown text, and this particular model has a pump at the top which is reliable (none of this getting clogged or sticking) and it easy to hold whilst wearing the infamous mitt.
Please bear in mind that this review is about the MOUSSE! It also comes in a wash off version, and a lotion but I much prefer this.
Also there are different shades; medium and dark. I am fairly light skinned, however have purple hair which can make me look washed out unless I am tanned so for me it is dark. I have never been called orange or tangoed though, which I guess is a good thing and people always ask if I've been away. RESULT.
**CRUCIAL SECTION- WILL I SMELL LIKE A DIGESTIVE BISCUIT??!!**
Long story short, not if you wash as directed. When applying the tan there is a slight aroma of biscuits, however it is recommended that you apply the tan in the evening and then sleep in it and wash off in the shower the next morning. I use a nicely scented shower gel and never smell of the tan after but if you don't wash it off there may be some stink.
The key here is to exfoliate before application, have a bath about an hour an a half before application (allow time for your skin to cool and dry as you don't want the tan in your pores leaving you looking all spotty).
Also, use a tanning mitt - these can be purchased from Savers also for a measly pound and can be reused and reused. The mitt allows for even coverage and also protects your hands.
The mousse is coloured so as when you put it on you can see exactly where you have covered and where you have not which is brilliant. It dried within seconds of applying which means you don't have to set aside an hour of standing in front of a fan in the nuddie to stop yourself streaking.
I usually apply just before bed, though I do have to wash my sheets the next day as there is a slight orange tint.
Would also suggest using a dark coloured towel after your first shower so as not to tint that too.
I love this tan!
It is cheap as chips!
Lasts about 6-8 full body applications!
I LOVE THIS TAN AND WOULD RATHER USE THIS THAN HAVE A PROFESSIONAL SPRAY TAN.
MY EXPERIENCE - (THE COLOUR I USE IS 'CYBER PURPLE' AND HAVE DONE FOR ABOUT 18 MONTHS NOW)
My natural hair colour is medium brown however I have been dying my hair since I was about 14. Though when I dyed it to this colour it was faded from dyed dark brown.
I went to the hairdressers and asked for a purple and they said no, firstly because i'm quite pale and it would wash me out and secondly because of how dark my hair was already.
So I thought the perfect time to do it was after I came back off my holiday, the sun bleached my dyed black hair to a brown/ginger colour and the results are fantastic!
My hair is currently a bright purple pink colour which therefore DOES NOT wash my skin colour out as it has the pink warm undertones compared to a plain purple which relies on blue undertones.
My hair is a bit longer than shoulder length so therefore I use two packs to ensure full coverage.
I usually buy my hair dyes from Tesco when on offer They are usually either half price at £3.50 or 3 for 2 at £5 each so that works out at £3.33 each. I think this is a good price, considering you would pay £30+ for a full head at a salon.
- Usually dyes can have an over powering smell, though this one has a pleasant- almost fruity smell about it.
- You combine a paste from a tube with the developer in a plastic bottle and shake it for about 60 seconds which quickly turns to a light pink cream. When applied and exposed to oxygen and begins to develop it will almost look black. BUT DO NOT PANIC, WHEN WASHED OFF THE PURPLE SHINES THROUGH.
- Do ensure you coat your face and ears with Vaseline or some kind of moisturiser because as soon as it gets on your skin is stains a bright purple colour which takes days to wash off.
It's shiny and vibrant and I've never had more people tell me so. I love the colour and the quality. Only problem is that it fades quickly (NOT TO A BAD COLOUR, JUST MORE PINK - I PREFER IT DARK PURPLE) though as its cheap and doesn't damage my hair too much I don't mind this!
USUAL SAFETY TIPS
Always do the safety test 24-48 hours before dying your hair to test your reaction to the dye.
DO NOT USE ON EYELASHES OR EYEBROWS.
I have purple hair, and they do not do purple clips to match it so these are the ones that I go with. The blonde colour ones and the black ones stick out like a sore thumb in my hair but these brown coloured ones seem to reflect my purple off them and blend in well with it.
I often put my hair back and I have A LOT of baby hair so I have to use 3-4 clips every time.
These are £1.49 from Boots for a packet of 30. Which is okay as they are good quality. - though if you are anything like me (I have stopped using the Boots ones) this is expensive due to how often you have to buy a new packet through losing them (OR BENDING THEM INTO WEIRD SHAPES WHEN I'M BORED). I have resorted to buying packs of 100 for £1 from the pound shop.
Compared to my pound shop buys you can tell that the Boots ones are much better quality. The paint does not peel off on these and the bobbles on the end which make them safe do not pop off as quickly. They are also tighter so you don't have use as many.
They are about 4cm long and 1-2mm in width (metal separate to air). They come clipped to a piece of card that is very handy as you can keep them all together is you are organised, and although i'm not i'm sure plenty of people are. You can re-use this over and over.
The grips are straight on the outside (the bit that shows in your hair) and a crinkled bit on the inside (the bit that doesn't show) with a rounded bobble on the end which saves your head from being scratched firstly, but also saves your fingers when putting them in or taking them out and if you leave them lying on your floor they won't hurt as much when you stand on them which is a result!
A good buy if you look after them properly.
I got bought these about 5/6 years ago now as a birthday present. Before GHD's I was using Babyliss £30 ones and my mum spent over an hour every morning going over and over my hair with them to try and get it straight (my hair is wavy/frizzy, not even nearly curly). These little bad boys were an absolute dream of mine so when I got them I was over the moon, rather than spending an hour in the mornings to get straight/wavyish hair that would kink as soon as I walked outside, I only spent 10-15 minutes on my hair and ended up with perfect, long lasting shiny smooth straight hair.
Now when I got bought these they were about £130.00, however I believe you can now get this model for approx. £95.00 and although it seems a lot to pay out in one go for a hair styler, these are the best of the best and will LAST! Mine are still going strong (touch wood) 5-6 years on. It is definitely worth paying extra for, for quality.
Ceramic plates - fantastic for a good finish, makes your hair look shiny and silky.
200c heat - all straighteners will damage your hair, though these are maintained at a constant temperature which is proven to be the lowest heat to effectively style hair. Also at such temperatures it means you only need to run the plates over your hair once for a good finish whereas cheaper ones you have to go over your hair many times, causing more damage.
Heat up time - Another reason why paying the extra is worth it. They heat up in 5 seconds from turning them on and have a light AND a sound to make you aware that they are now at the correct temperature.
Safety switch - After they have been on for 30 minutes the red light that turns on to let you know they are hot enough, turns yellow and they beep to let you know that the safety is on and they are turning off. If it takes you longer than half hour you simply turn them off for 5 seconds and then turn them back on again. Some people may find this a nuisance but so many people forget to turn them off and this causes fires so better to be safe than sorry in my eyes.
They straighten quickly and efficiently and the results last all day! Now not only do they straighten but due to their curved edges they can also curl your hair. The outside of the end does heat up but not enough to burn you, only enough to enhance the curling abilities.
It also comes with a booklet with different ways to style your hair and how to go about doing so. (Loose curls, wavy, tight ringlets, straight etc)
One word of warning when using ANY heated styling products is to buy a decent heat protection spray.
I've been loyal to this eyeliner for a few of years now, when I first started wearing makeup the only thing I looked for when purchasing was the price tag, bearing in mind a 15 year old doesn't exactly have the funds to have a makeup bag full of the top of the range stuff. And I've got from mascara to mascara, foundation to foundation but I've never found another liquid eyeliner that compares to this one!
Though I do not have sensitive skin on my face so I cannot comment on how it may effect someone who does.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
I buy mine from Boots, at a very reasonable £2.99 though at other retailers I have seen it sold at £3.99, though I still wouldn't complain at that price. (You can often find it in 3 for 2 deals also).
It comes in a small black pot with a 'handle' extending to about 3 inches long, and about the circumferences of a pencil which comes in handy with trying to put it on and you feel comfortable with the handle!
Unlike most of the liquid eyeliners it is more of a soft felt nib that you dip into the liquid, rather than a brush that goes frayed quickly or ends up clumping.
The rod that the nib is stuck onto is quite firm which means (if you have a steady hand) you will get a smooth line easily.
You do sometimes have to wipe excess liquid off on the side as you take it out if you want a medium line, otherwise for my personal taste it's a little thick.
Well, in terms of once it's applied how long it stays on your eyes, it is fantastic! The best one I have ever tried, my friends often buy expensive ones (i'm talking £15-20) and mine is on a lot longer than theirs and if you don't mind me saying, I think mine looks better! It doesn't crack or flake off even on nights out.
In terms of how long the product lasts with every day use, I'd say about 6-8 weeks. (though obviously this will change with how much of it is used at once and how often it is applied.)
Although it stays on fantastically during the day (even when it's raining), when you attack it with a make up wipe it comes off easily and smoothy with no black stains left behind, or hard rubbing to force it off.
I love this eyeliner and would not use another one now, the value for money is amazing. You get a smooth long lasting finish and it takes a couple of seconds to do! I very much recommend it.
Problem solved girls! Every night out I spend a good half hour putting lash after lash line to get the full thick effect that I desire for a night on the town. This product has two sets of lashes already glued together, all you have to do is stick the coupled lines as you usually would with the one strip!
These particular ones are designed to add length and thickness and although they are labelled 'naturalities', I would not quite say that they look natural due to the sheer size of them!
These cost between £5.99-£6.99 depending on what retailer you buy them from which are a bit more expensive than others in the Eyelure range.
Well, they do what they are designed to do and that is to be easier to put on than 2-3 single pairs of fake eyelashes.
Compared to the other eyelashes in the Eyelure range these are easier to put on as they are firmer, the two sets gives the strip a more rigid feeling and therefore it is easier to apply.
They are very light and once the glue has dried you can't feel that you are wearing fake eyelashes which is always a positive.
Comes in a small cardboard box, with the lashes stuck to a little plastic shaper. It comes with full instructions and included glue, the glue is the best I have used! Keeps the lashes on all night, and the glue is in a small compact tube so you can take it with you and it fits into the smallest of clutch bags.
As with all the Eyelure range, the glue is a bit smelly. But once the lid is closed and the glue is dried onto your eye the smell disappears.
Fiddly, though they are more easy to handle than others in the range. It's got the usual hard to handle fake eyelash quality!
I swear by Eyelure. A fantastic idea, brilliant product.
I bought this mascara as part of a two for one offer at Tesco, so although the RRP was £5.99, it worked out a lot cheaper this way.
Now this isn't my only mascara, as I use 2-3 different types of mascara to get the effect I want but I use it because it's very good at certain things.
I use this one as an undercoat to separate my lashes, leave it to dry and then put a more moisturising mascara over the top and then use this wand to finish the look by separating my lashes.
The brush is a plastic cylinder with small plastic spikes off it, with a ball on the end again with spikes on it.
Now although I use makeup daily I'm not exactly what all the features are meant to be for, but here is what they do for me.
Hard spikes: Allow for separation of the lashes, fanning them out to look long and not clumpy.
Hollows between spikes: Allow for accumulation of the black mascara, so there is more put onto the lashes when you sweep through them. Which would imply more volume for the lashes.
The ball on the end of the wand: Makes it easier to get to the hard to reach places like the small lashes near the inner side of the eye.
A nice bright pink makes a lovely addition to your make up bag, a fashionable accessory even.
It's also quite chunky which makes it quite easy to hold and manoeuvre, you can get more of a grip on it which I like.
The screw cap keeps it clean, some mascaras can get clumped around the top of the bottle making it hard to open and close however this has a seal that stops this.
THE LIQUID MASCARA
It's of quite a thick consistency which means one application puts enough on your lashes to make them look, longer thicker and fuller.
However and this is the downside, it does dry quickly and it 'dries, dry'- to explain this it goes almost flakey and brittle once applied which makes it hard to apply any further coats throughout the day and you do need to as it flakes off.
VALUE FOR MONEY
Firstly it does last a long time, I've had mine approximately 3 weeks and I use plenty of it every day without fail and more in the evenings. The 12ML tube goes further than most other 12ML mascaras I have used in the past.
It's the brush I like most, so it has a brilliant value for money if you keep the brush and use it with other cheaper mascaras that may have a better quality black gel but a poorer brush.
I would recommend this product for the brush however the mascara inside seems a bit cheap as it flakes off a lot and doesn't last the whole day.
WHY I CHOSE THIS PRODUCT
As you'll see from all my previous reviews. I LOVE THE STAINLESS STEEL LOOK! My whole kitchen is filled with it because firstly its stylish and secondly and most importantly it is easy to maintain, a quick wipe down and it looks brand new and sparkling clean again. Plus the black handles mean that kids sticky fingers don't leave marks every time they touch it.
Secondly it is the very reasonable price, at £18 for a 4 slice toaster you can't really go wrong!
Now I bought this product because I was getting fed up of cooking me and my partner breakfast and either sitting down at separate times or one of us having cold toast.
Rubber feet, as a rule I do love these as it promotes safety in the kitchen providing a non-slip surface.
This product has gizmos galore.
- Separate 'cooking dials', each set of two can be set to different temperatures so you can have your toast floppy and soft or crunchy crisp all depending on your own personal taste.
- 'High lift feature', this is VERY important to me as the kiddies use this and I want to do as much as possible to stop them shoving metal knives into it to get the toast out and electrocuting themselves. So if you push the lever up it pushes the toast about an inch out of the toaster which gives easy access for retrieval.
- Crumb trays, rather than having to tip your whole toaster into the bin every couple of months you can simply slip the trays out and wash them. Hygienic and easy.
- Also the ever useful 'cancel button' for when you overestimated your toastedness.
-First few times I used it there as a synthetic burning smell that wafted through the house and it was a little off putting, however this does go away in time so don't be alarmed!
-Although I do love stainless steel there is always the negative that it heats up as the product does which means it can be a bit dangerous, so keep to the back of the worktop with the lead in a safe position.
-Sometimes the settings are not reliable, one morning you can put the bread in on 4 and it will be perfect and the next day on the same setting and it will be burnt, but the moral of the story there is to keep an eye on it whilst toasting. You should always supervise electricals anyway whilst in use so it shouldn't be that much of a problem.
Along with this those who don't supervise their toaster whilst on may be put off by the fact it doesn't make a loud 'ping' when the toast is finished cooking so may not realise it is done.
-A short cable, again it is not that much of a problem for me though I can see how it would be to others as it restricts where in the kitchen it can go. Though as with the comment above, it increases the safety as there is less wire to hang loose.
ALL IN ALL
It's an average toaster, it cooks a nice piece of toast which is the reason I have it and like it though others may not be as fond.
The camera is a very reasonable £230.00 isn (depending on where you get the camera from) though I would usually not pay this amount for a camera, it was a present to me and I'm very glad I got it as it is worth every penny.
It has all the things you would expect in an expensive camera, for example the red eye correction, a self timer and white balance adjustment.
The face tracking function on this camera I believe is better than most, picking up faces 99% of the time.
The camera is available in black, brown, red, white and silver. I have it in white, which makes it look more girly and stylish. Although it is what seems to be an average 14megapixel the picture quality is outstanding.
It has a three inch LCD screen which is large for a compact camera and handy to see your pictures in fantastic quality and not have to squint!
It also has a 20x zoom which is incredible, and you keep the quality too which is not something you get in most cameras!
Having a variety of settings you can use it in most situations, for example in still image mode you have: soft skin, scenery and underwater just to name a few.
Not only is it a camera though, it is also a video recorder with high definition capabilities so not only can you catch beautiful still moments but also a HD film!
Rather than being powered by disposable batteries it is powered by a built in one that you can charge by plugging it in your computer or into the wall sockets- which is better for the environment!
Something that I had not heard of before in the camera world was the GPS which the Panasonic Lumix has, it automatically 'geo-tags' your photos. (For those who don't know what geo-tagging is which I didn't before getting this camera, it is when it tracks exactly where that photo was taken, adding an extra dimension to the still image) which is especially nice if you are thinking of using it for holidays.
At first glance it does look larger than the average camera and it may be a little bit but it does not make too much difference and the weight is roughly the same as ones I have had in the past.
The casing is a good quality metal which makes it rather durable, I must admit I have dropped in already though there are no scratches or any internal damage as far as I know so I would say that it is probably going to last a while though you expect this with the price you pay.
It takes a while to process the picture when using the wide angle settings, however when you are capturing a larger angle, I believe that it should be expected to take a little longer in order to keep the outstanding quality so this for me is not a deal breaker.
When it comes to cameras I am quite old fashioned and would have liked to have the option of an optical view finder, rather than relying entirely on the screen, it does make it harder to take a picture sometimes when you have to hold it out in front you, though those with a steady hand will probably not be effected as much as I may be.
Battery life is generally good, if just taking pictures it can last hours (5-10 hours) though if shooting video it lasts only about an hour. Even less if your GPS is on!
I still probably wouldn't spend this amount of money on a camera, though it does make a lovely gift. Fantastic quality, brilliant for experienced and beginner photographers.
It's a well known fact that in this day and age convenience food has taken over the home prepared nutritious meals that used to grace our tables.
This product helps to keep to the nutrition whilst on a small time scale.
I bought mine over a year ago now for about £16, however you can purchase this from Tesco now for £12.
A convenient way to cook healthy and nutritious meals for your family is in the Tesco SC356 slow cooker. Meat is tenderer and vegetables retain more of their value when cooked slowly. Plus, after you've set your choice of 3 heat settings you can walk away and do other things without having to keep checking the oven or hob The Tesco SC356 comes in brushed steel and black with a capacity of 3.3L. It has a toughened glass lid, non-slip feet for extra safety and a removable, dishwasher safe pot.
WHY I LOVE IT
- First and arguably most importantly it cooks a delicious nutritious meal without the usual hassle of a meal.
- The nonslip feet which makes it a sturdy feature of your kitchen that you can add and remove food to without worrying too much that it's going to spill on you.
- Stainless steel body, fits fashionably into my kitchen and it is therefore wipe clean so the splats of gravy you may spill when removing food are easy to remove.
- Different heat settings, which means you can vary how long things are cooked for and when you wish to prepare them, if you leave it on low then you can leave it over night or during the day whilst at work for fantastic tender meat. Or high to have a quicker meal.
- The 'warm' setting, brilliant for families who don't have the luxury of eating together! The children can eat first and then food can be the same and freshly warm for when the adults are ready to eat.
- Removable pot and lid, both of these are dishwasher proof which are brilliant for those with not much time, you can just pop them in the dishwasher and leave it.
WHY I DON'T LOVE IT
- Lack of information on it, the manual that comes with it isn't overly helpful, it doesn't come with recipes that you can cook in this cooker so it's a bit of guess work to begin with.
- IT MUST BE KEPT OUT OF CHILDREN'S REACH WHEN ON, the stainless steel outside gets HOT. Hot enough to cause burns which isn't indicated on the outside of the pot.
Chicken and shallots
900g chicken pieces, thighs and drumsticks
Flour for dusting
3 tbsp olive oil
6 large shallots thinly sliced
125ml white wine vinegar
125ml white wine
125ml chicken stock
20g fresh tarragon leaves chopped
125ml creme fraiche
Turn the slow cooker on. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Season and dust the chicken in flour. Sear the chicken on all sides and then place in the slow cooker.
Heat the remaining oil and then add the shallots. Season and saute for 10 minutes until soft and then add the vinegar. Let deglaze for a few minutes and then add the wine, stock, and half the tarragon.
Bring to a simmer and then pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. Place the lid on and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours low.
During the last 30 minutes of cooking add the creme fraiche. Sprinkle the remaining tarragon over and serve with rice or mashed potato.
Shredded BBQ beef
2.2lbs/1 kilo slow cook beef joint
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
200ml bbq sauce
4tbsp soft brown sugar
2tbsp white wine vinegar
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2tbsp American yellow mustard
1tbsp smoked paprika (pimenton)
Turn the slow cooker on. Cut the joint into two pieces. Heat a large frying pan with one tbsp of the oil. Season the meat and sear on all sides. Place in the cooker.
Using the same frying pan heat the remaining oil. Add the onion, season and saute for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together.
Pour over the meat and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Do not remove the lid during cooking or it will take longer.
Remove the meat from the cooker. Shred the meat with two forks. Pour any excess off from the sauce and mix with the meat.
Serve the meat on toasted buns with rocket, tomato, peppadews or sliced pickles and red onion slices.
Pork and sausage stew
4 pork sausages
4 pork shoulder steaks (approx. 500g) cut in half
1 medium onion chopped
3 large leeks, white part only chopped
For the dressing
2tbsp olive oil
2tbsps plain flour
1tbsp grain mustard
1tsp cumin seeds
Turn the slow cooker on. Heat a large frying pan with 1 tbsp of the oil. Brown the sausages and pork steaks on all sides and remove.
Add the remaining oil and onions and saute for 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and saute another minute. Add the mustard, cumin, some seasoning and the cider. Stir well and pour into the slow cooker along with the meat.
Cook for 4 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the leeks and place on top of the meat. Serve as a stew or with mash and fresh chopped flat leaf parsley.
As you see, all the recipes I have provided are simple and easy as are most slow cooked meals and you see there is a brilliant variety.
ALSO YOU CAN GET THE CHEAP MEAT AS THE FAT MELTS AWAY SO COST EFFECTIVE TOO!
You must invest in one of these as they are great, healthy and simple.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
The Tefal Easy Pro Deep Fat Fryer has the heating of up to 2100W and it has an oil capacity of 3 litres. When you are frying the food it has a capacity of cooking up to 1kg.
I bought mine for roughly £40 however on Amazon you can get it for £21.99 which I personally think is a bargain!
The temperature indicator as well as the automatic overheating protection guards against burning or over heating, while the enamel bowl with handles and the cool zone let you easily handle the machine, even while hot.
The fryer has a stainless steel body and a metallic filter to keep out the cooking smells and fumes, as well as a viewing window to keep an eye on the fries.
- First thing I must mention is that the chips and other food made in here are always delicious. (though horrendously bad for you)
- I love the little peep hole so you can keep an eye on your food, it takes out the hassle of having to take the lid off every two minutes to see how it is doing.
- It has a wire storage area which keeps the cable nice and tidy whilst not in use so you can leave it on your kitchen side as an accessory.
- The stainless steel body means it is wipe clean, so easy to maintain and look stylish in the kitchen.
- Safety cut out, it's a well known fact that fryers cause fires when they are left on and overheat so the safety cut out gives you peace of mind when using it.
- Non slip feet, when opening and closing and removing food, the container doesn't move around so there is a reduced risk of spilling hot oil on you, never nice.
-Claims to have a metallic filter to keep out the cooking fumes however whenever I use it my house smells disgusting for at least 24 hours after no matter how many windows I leave open or air fresheners I spray. I even resort to using the extension lead to cook in the garden sometimes to avoid stinking my house out.
-Recommended oil level line is hard to see, I always worry about over filling it the point where I underfill it and can't put all my food in.
-The handle of the basket broke off, and as I said before I do not overfill it so that was poor manufacturing.
Still, I worthy contender of fryer however this is my first one so I don't have anything to compare it to.
Again this product was bought for my car when I have my little nephew.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
I got this for £20, though you can get it from £18-£25 depending on where you get it though I recommend getting it from Amazon as it is cheaper.
It's every child's favourite DISNEY CARS, so not only does it keep your child safe but my nephew always pretends he is 'racing' just like 'Lightning McQueen' so can keep your child entertained during car journeys.
Aimed at children from 4-11years old and between 15kg and 36kg (depending on their height lets you know whether they need it or not), as they are designed so the seatbelt is in the correct position to keep them safest.
Has a removable cushion so your child is comfy and doesn't feel like they are sitting on hard plastic like some of the cheaper seats, this is not the only positive of the removable cushion - we all know how much mess kids make when they eat in the car so all the crumbs and mess can be caught on the material and good news, it's machine washable!
WHY I LOVE IT
Firstly it is red, so goes nicely with my car and looks fashionable rather than the boring grey car seats you can get around.
Its small and compact, so it fits nicely in the boot when my nephew isn't in the car.
It doesn't slip forward while driving so my nephew doesn't end up with his bum behind it so keeps him comfy and quiet.
Although it may seem a bit pricey, it is essential to have a car seat if you are going to carry small children in your car and if it means saving your child's life - I'm sure £20 is not much to spare.
I got this toothbrush as a stocking filler for my young nephew last christmas as his mummy was having trouble making him brush his teeth with a normal brush.
ABOUT THE TOOTHBRUSH
First point that impressed me, is that it came with batteries! Two AA batteries included so no having to buy extra for the already bulky stock you have to get for christmas time.
It is available at most stores for about £12-£15 depending on where you get it. (THOUGH A NICE TIP YOU CAN GET IT FOR £10 ON AMAZON!!)
The bristles are extra soft for the kids extra sensitive gums which is a lovely touch.
The heads can be replaced if they get worn, which saves you money in the long run. Not having to buy a new electric toothbrush every time the bristles fray.
Suitable for those 3 years and upwards.
USE OF THE BRUSH
First of all, he LOVES it. He feels so grown up having a 'grown up' toothbrush, which fortunately has got him looking forward to the mornings and evenings to brush his teeth.
He did have difficulty at first trying to get to grips with it as he only has little hands and manoeuvring the toothbrush to begin with was a bit of a challenge, though now he has got used to it and brushes like a pro!
The batteries did run out quickly though on this so I find we have to replace them every 2ish weeks to keep it at full power.
I think this is brilliant for kids as the tip is so small it isn't uncomfortable for them as some are.
Well, compared to using a manual brush this brush keeps him interested so the brush is in his mouth longer and therefore cleaning more I assume?
I'm not a dentist but to me his little teeth look squeaky clean.
The product is quite loud, so when he decides to get up very very early and brush his teeth before going downstairs , he tends to wake his mummy up and I think everyone knows how early a 5 year old gets up!
I found this topper for a bargain price of £39.99 from amazon with free post and packaging, and the product came within 3 days, as it was stated on the website.
I bought this product due to terrible back and was worried that it was due to my mattress.
It came in a box about two foot high and two foot wide and inside it was sealed in a plastic bag.
When I pulled it out it was very creased and looked thinner than expected though after 'airing' it, it increased to full size and was full.
The first thing that hit me after opening the box was the SMELL - it was a very clinical hospital smell and lingered for a few weeks even after airing.
ON THE BED
Let me say, firstly it has improved my backache no end and I do not regret purchasing it at all.
HOWEVER the fit on the bed was not perfect, though the bed is double and the topper claimed to be also it wasn't, it over hangs the edges and is about an inch shorter than it should be.
Also every morning when I wake up the sheet over the topper and mattress is off at least one corner so it means re making the bed, though this is a small price to may for my better posture and less painful days.
Inevitable with a topper, though it is impractical to 'air the item for at least 46 hours' in an outdoor or open space without ruining it. Luckily I have a conservatory that allows for this, but not everyone does and it doesn't specify this when purchasing. Also it left a funny smell in the conservatory for a week or so after it had been removed
You cannot wash the topper so you MUST ensure you keep in covered with a sheet at all times.
The topper does have a few rips in it, not sure how or why these have come about.
I have finally got rid of this awful piece of technology THANK GOODNESS (swapped it for the 100% better iPhone).
Firstly I must say that this will not be the most technological review, just a review for people who like me aren't fussed on the insides of the phone but how it works practically.
First of all the positives:
It is set out just like a computer
keyboard with the QWERTY lay out which means for many of us who don't look to type that touch typing is an option. Also with the separate buttons there are less spelling mistakes and embarrassing auto-correct moments.
Allows for free communication with all the positives of an IM. Including emoticons.
The light that flashes when you have a notification that is usually red, you can get an app on blackberry that allows it to change colour so your contacts can have a different flashing light which I loved and do admittedly miss.
The internet is slow and things that you expect nowdays like Facebook is not good.
Hard to navigate at first, takes a while to get used to the format
Battery life is low
Charger breaks easy.
Charger heats up to a dangerous temperature (LARGEST CAUSE OF HOUSE FIRES IN 2011)
Dirt gets trapped in the buttons and they stick