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      03.06.2013 12:41
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      One of the best on the market

      I jet off on my holidays in a few weeks, and as I write this review, I look outside and it is bright and sunny. I have never been somebody that tans very easily, and not wanting to go on holiday completely white, a few weeks back decided it was time I went for the artificial tan. I have used many products over the years and always love to give something new a try so when I saw this, Garniers Summer Body on offer in Boots, I thought I would give it a shot. I love a darker looking tan, so it was an added bonus that I saw two different editions of this lotion, one offering a dark tan (my choice), and the other the natural tan. The next day, I took a shower, afterwards I read the instructions on the back carefully, and although it doesn't specify using one, I decided to grab my tanning mit for the application. All you do is put the lotion into the palm of your hand or your mit, and apply evenly onto your body. By using the mit, I ensured that my hands weren't orange, but if you don't, then I would advise you to thoroughly wash your hands after application. When I use other fake tans, I often find it takes quite a bit of work to ensure that you apply it evenly and don't get a patchy tan. But with Garnier, I can only compare it to applying moisturiser, it was so easy to do. It didn't take that long to dry either which was an added bonus. I should point out that this tan isn't instant, and does take time, so don't worry if you don't seen results straight away. It was the following day that I starting to see my skin emmiting a nice healthy glow, resulting in a perfect holiday type tan. My daughter likes to use St. Moritz, and I have done so every now and again, but with that, like others, you cannot wear white, nor lie in bed with white bed sheets. It comes off way to easily. A problem you do not get using Garnier Summer Body, which I have to say is a major advantage. I really cant rave about this product enough. It has been good few weeks since I first started using it, and still cant find fault. Not only does it tan you skin, but also provides you with 12 hours of skin moisturise. I normally find compared to other product, where you apply and then have to moisturise, that you are really getting two products in one. Like I said, I bought it when it was on offer, at £4.49, and this is the perfect time of year to get this at decent prices. When purchasing it, you really are getting a quality product and without a doubt recommend it, and have done so to my friends. I am now looking forward to going on holiday having, although not natural, but a golden tan.

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    • Nicorette Inhalater / Health Product / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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      03.06.2013 12:23
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      Brilliant, what else can I say

      About two years ago I decided it was time I gave up smoking. Initially I thought will power alone would work, how wrong could I have been. This product, the Nicorette Inhalator was the solution to what I can only describe as one of the most stressful period of my life. Basically, the inhalator is a replacement cigarette, in the sense that you replace the harmful actual cigarette with this, a plastic none harmful one, which simulates actually smoking but without the harmful chemicals you get normally. It doesn't look like a cigarette, aside from the fact you put it in your mouth and inhale. You separate the inhalator into two pieces and insert a capsule, with a foil seal on either side. Once you have connected the two pieces together, the inhalator breaks the seal, and allows you roughly 15 to 20 minutes of smoking time. Normally I would have gone through around two of these caps a day, only needing a few puffs whenever I would ordinary have a cigarette. It works by providing you with a hit of nicotine, which what you are actually addicted to when smoking. I found that when I started using it, I was getting a head rush with the first few puffs, very much like the feeling you get after you have a cigarette for the first time. I didn't need to use any other things when quitting, the inhalator did for me. Over time, I found myself to be using it less and less, eventually not needing it at all, which was when I could finally say that I was a non smoker. I was always uneasy about going back to cigarettes, but with the help of the Nicorette Inhalator, from the moment I had my final cigarette, I haven't touched another. The levels of nicotine in these aren't as high as an ordinary cigarette, and therefore, it works by gradually easing you off your addiction, to eventually not being dependent upon it anymore. You can choose to either go out and buy this product yourself, or, you can visit your doctor or local Quit Smoking clinic, where they can be prescribed to you and get them from a chemist. There is of course a major caution that should be given when using this product. You shouldn't smoke and use the inhalator at the same time. Not only would it be counter productive, but highly dangerous as you would be getting more nicotine than would be regarded safe. Also, they say that if you are under 18 then you shouldn't use it, but I have known teenagers that have done so to help quit. When compared to a pack of cigarettes, the pricing isn't that much different. I bought my first pack from Boots and paid £7.99, for which I got the actual inhalator and 8 capsules. You also have the option to buy packs of the capsules on their own, which pack sizes ranging from 12, up to 42, which of course is more expensive. If you are currently thinking about quitting, but unsure If you will be able to, then I definitely recommend using this product. Like I say it really helped me, so based on my own personal experience can say that is works a charm.

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      • Toni & Guy / Hair Care / 17 Readings / 15 Ratings
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        31.05.2013 21:05
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        Give a try, even if its just once

        For those of you who read these reviews on Toni and Guy, looking for other people's experience's before trying yourself, please don't be put off my the fact that 80% of them are negative reviews. Im hoping that my positive experience will shed a little light on what a great place this is to go. When you visit a hairdresser's, you are trusting them not to make you look like an idiot, and after a very horrible experience with a local done the road, I decided I would invest some money and get what I would now call a professional hair cut. Having paid about £10 for years and years to get my hair done, I didn't really know what to think when I was told that it was going to cost me £25 to get my hair cut at Toni and Guy. But on the flip side, I also knew that for that price, surely I was going to walk out with a hair style exactly as I wanted it to be. And I was right. Normally I would get home, look in the mirror and start nit picking at what had been done, don't get me wrong it looked ok, but wasn't always completely satisfied. Toni and Guy offer a complete professional service, from the moment you book your appointment, to walking out of the door. The staff were amazing, really friendly and polite. Located on my high street, I rang up, and got an appointment within two days which was great as was in desperate need of a cut. When I turned up, I didn't have long to wait, and when I was finally in the chair, the lovely lady spent about 5 minutes going over exactly what I was wanting, something you don't always get. I knew once I told her how I wanted it to long, that it was going to turn out great. She chatted to me all the through, and I felt like I was talking to a friend. From the moment I walked through the door to leaving I felt that I had the full attention of the hairdresser. I hate it when you are sitting in the chair and they talk to everyone but you, considering you are their customer at that moment in time. But Toni and Guy are different. I was like many people reading this and other reviews, being put of initially but all the negativity, but I glad that I decided to go ahead with my planned visit. I was amazed with the result, my hair never looked so fresh. I definitely recommend Toni and Guy, and don't worry if your not too sure on what your wanting, as they will help you along, give you suggestions on what would look good and what may work, plus more importantly, what wont work. Be prepared though for the higher prices than you would typically find at a independent hairdresser's. They are comparatively higher, but you definitely get what you pay for, friendliness, quality and more importantly, a smile on your face.

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        • Fairy Liquid / Household Product / 16 Readings / 15 Ratings
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          31.05.2013 20:27
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          An amazing product totally recommended

          One of the best things that can be said about this product is that its name, Fairy Liquid is now used in relation to the type of product as a whole, rather than this individual item. When I send my husband does the doing and I have this on the list, he will come back with general washing up liquid not realising that I in fact meant the actual brand Fairy Liquid, which is testament to not only how popular it is to consumers, but also the quality of the product, as if it was no good, people wouldn't keep going out and buying it. When I am out shopping, I know that it is this particular brand that I am after, and when walking down the aisle, there are always rows and rows of this brand on the shelves no matter which supermarket I am in. This is basically down to the vast range of editions there are of Fairy Liquid. Not only are there many different sized bottles, as which a regular brand, but you can also purchase a variety of flavours each emitting their own unique fragrance. Some even have additional benefits to others in the relation to cleaning. Like everyone, I personally have my favourite type, and that is without a doubt the Citrus, coming is the now iconic yellow bottle. I also choice this flavour with my laundry tablets, as I adore the lemony fragrance it gives offs, which I personally, and I think this may just be a physiological thing, but I know when I smell that my dishes are nice and clean, ready to be used again. Fairy Liquid is purchased in a see through bottle, and although you colours like green, blue and yellow on the shopping shelves, it is in fact the colour of the liquid which you can see. This is great, as when using, you are able to tell how much or little you have remaining, from which you know when it is time to purchase a new bottle. The design of the bottle is also amazing, as all you have to do is give a gentle squeeze over your sink of water, and the liquid will be dispensed from the plastic cap covering the mouth of the bottle. Having my kids doing the washing up is a nightmare, as they always think more is better, but with Fairy Liquid, it is actually the opposite. You only need a small quantity to get the job done is it is great value for money. It can be hard to find a decent cleaning product that can take care of the grease and dirt that can appear from cooking with pots and pans, but this product is excellent at dealing with it, and they always come out looking new. I pay on average 99p for a regular sized bottle from my local convenience store, but keep your eyes pealed for special offers in some of the larger supermarkets like Asda or Tesco as I have seen some great offers on, such as the larger, longer lasting bottle for only £1.99, which is amazing. I would definitely recommend using this washing up liquid, the results are evident for themselves, and although I have tryed other products in the past, Fairy Liquid is now placed as my firm favourite.

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          25.03.2013 21:09
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          Great quality and friendly staff

          Up until last year I had never been to have an eye test, but I was regularly straining my eyes when using my computer, so thought it best to go. I had heard stories from friends who had waited ages to get a slot with an optician, but having a Specsavers in my city centre, I went alone and was surprised to get an appointment the following week. I hate going for anything medical, whether it be the doctors or dentists, and having never been before, I didnt really know what to expect, but the women who dealt with me was very polite and helpful, explaining the whole process step by step. Because it was my first visit, I had a full test, including my sight, both far and near. In addition to this, they also had a check for any infections which could cause problems later in life. Thankfully when I got the results back, I found I only needed reading glasses, and I was then passed onto another lady who quickly sized me up for my new fashion accessory. It was very busy when I was in there so thought I was going to be there for a while, but from walking in, it only took roughly half an hour to walk back out the door with my prescription. One of the great thing about Specsavers I found was that they dont try and sell you their most expensive range. I felt that they gave me the best advice on what to get, so that I would get the most out of them. I found the offers that they have were great, and I bought two sets of glasses, as in the long run, it worked out cheaper. When I was finished, I choose to pay when I went to collect them, as at then then, I would be able to try them on before I took them home. They explained to me all about the repair and alteration service that they provide, and thankfully, touch wood, I have so far not needed to use either. If you feel the need for an eye test or already have an opticians, I would definitely recommend paying a visit to Specsavers. The customer care is amazing, something you rarely get these days. I know I wont be changing in the near future.

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          • GHD Mk4 Straighteners / Hair Care / 17 Readings / 17 Ratings
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            25.03.2013 13:41
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            Recommend? Most definitely

            All my life I have been plagues by wild uncontrollable hair. Dont get me wrong, once I have done it, I think it looks great, but it use to take so much time and effort to get style it each day. Being a women, hair strengtheners seem to be my kids first choice whenever they get my a present. In fact not since I was younger had I bought myself a pair until these. I now believe that if you want something done right then do it yourself as these hair strengtheners are the only pair I have owned that actually help me doing my hair rather than hinder. Its actually a funny story as to why I bought these. Two christmas's ago I got some from my daughter and they packed in, and I was in desperate need of new one's. I must have been in a good mood that day as when out shopping I saw these in Superdrug, and once I had asked the sales assistant for her opinion, I toddled over to the counter and handed over £135 for these brand new GHD Mk4 straighteners. It was a lot of money and Im sure that they have gone done in price by now, but even if they havent, I would still go out and pay the same, they are truly amazing. Although they are primarily strengtheners, I have found that they can also be used to add that little curl or flick at the base of your hair which is great. I wouldn't advise to use they solely as curlers, as this isn't what they are designed for, but if a little curl is what you are aiming for then these are great. I should also add a little caution warning when talking about these. They do heat up very quickly, less than 10 seconds in fact, so just be careful when using on your hair as too much contact, may cause slight damage due to the temperature of the paddles on either side. One of my pet hates when it comes to products like these, whether is be curler is the length of the cord. Far too many times I have bought a product that barely allows me to be placed a few feet away from the plug socket. With GHD, you get a fairly long power cord, so for example, if your dressing table is placed a fair distance away from your plug, you wont be faced with any issues regarding being able to still use them, all the while still being able to look in your mirror which us ladies all love to do. The box it comes in isnt just a container, it is also a storage box for you to place them in after use, so they are just lying around waiting to get stood on. One thing I am always telling my daughter off for if leaving them on the floor after she has used them, but with this, I got a cover which you pop over the straighteners to prevent any burning of furniture which I have known to happen. When I first starting using straighteners all those years ago, I would walk out the house and and hour or so later I would start panicking that I had left them on. THE GHD dont cause such stress as they will switch off after a period of time if they havent been used. One of the great things about them is that once you switch them on, you arent waiting around for ages for them to be ready. I was quite surprised the first time that they even alert you to when they are ready. They straighten my hair brilliantly, I honestly dont know what I would do without them each morning. Most certainly worth every penny, and more than a year later, they are still going strong.

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            25.03.2013 13:24
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            Outstanding value

            Generally, whenever I get something like this as a present for my birthday or christmas, it tends to stay under my bed never to be seen again. I was having a sort out a while ago and found this The Body Shop Body Butter and I thought I would give a go. That was last summer, and once I had used it the first time, I continued to buy it myself. I tend to shop in the likes of Boots to get my creams and moisturisers, and quite often pay over the odds, but now I always opt for this product, as I feel that effects on the body are simply amazing, especially the softness it gives to my skin. In the Body Shop, I have only come across two different varieties or sizes on offer, each with a range of different fragrances. You can either choose to buy the 50ml tub for £5 or the larger 200ml for a great knock down price of £12.50. I always go for the larger, as not only does it last longer, but it is extremely value for money. There are some many different fragrance varieties to list them all, but personally I have tried the Olive, Cocoa and Coconut one's. It works in a pretty simple fashion. The composition of the butter means that as soon are you can applying it, it will start to notice how smooth your skin becomes. It also acts as a moisturiser, repairing skin damage and opening up your pores. I can imagine that if you go out looking for this product, it may be hard to find, as there are so many beauty supplements out there, but Body Butter comes in a circular tub, and the design of the packaging will reflect your choice of fragrance. One thing that I did notice was the distinct smell when you first open it. The aroma is outstanding, and thats exactly how it leaves your skin feeling. I would certainly recommend this product to my friends, and in fact I have done so. It is definitely worth its value, why go and pay ridiculous prices for a product when The Body Shop Body Butter does the same thing if not better.

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          • Coca-Cola / Soft Drink / 25 Readings / 22 Ratings
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            10.01.2013 17:53
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            Great drink for all

            Coca Cola is one of those brands that no matter where you live in the world, not only is it widely available, but also an extremely popular soft drink. In addition to this, it is also one of the oldest soft drink brands around, first appearing on the market way back in the 1860s. Aside from the actual drink, the logo's and overall appearance of the can are famous worldwide, and you can walk into any local shop and instantly recognise a can or bottle of Coca Cola. As I have just mentioned, you can buy two variations of Coca Cole, firstly in the smaller can, and then in the larger sized bottles, which themselves comes in a number of different sizes. The taste of Cola is instantly recognisable, highly sweet tasting and fizzy, and in my opinion, it is best to enjoy Coca Cola straight from the fridge of poured over a glass of ice, as drinking it cold really is the best way. For years people have said that this drink contains too much sugar, but I personally think that it is the sugar content that makes this drink so enjoyable and is an amazing way to get a boost to your energy levels throughout the day. But saying that, like everything these days, drink it in moderation, as too much sugar can be harmful. When I was a kid, I would always go into the corner shop and buy a can on my way to school. These days though, I much prefer to get the larger bottle, as you get more of course, and it lasts that little bit longer. Plus with a bottle you can screw the cap back on and save it for later. There are three size's in the bottle that I have seen anyway. Firstly you can get the ever popular 500ml bottles, and then there are the share size 1.5L and 2L bottles which you can pick up from your local supermarket for roughly £2 depending on where you shop and if they are on offer. The cans are considerably cheaper costing about 50p. Although I am reviewing the original Coca Cola drink, I think that I should also mention here that there are although varieties on the market, each with their own flavours. There is the Diet, with a lower sugar content, and of course Cherry, which is quickly becoming a favourite of mine. Others out there also include, Zero and Vanilla which I cant stand. I have to admit that I am addicted to this drink, and normally you can see me with a can or bottle in my hand when out and about. I do buy the larger bottles when at home, and when served cold is one of the most refreshing drinks you can buy. Coca Cola definitely gets my recommendation. Thanks.

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          • Lambrini / Wine / 13 Readings / 13 Ratings
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            Nice tasting alcoholic drink

            The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Lambrini Orginal is my student days all those years ago. Putting the taste and what have you aside, the overwhelming memory is of how cheap it just to be, and in fact when you compare to others on the market today, still is rather cheap. Typically you will find bottles of Lambrini in you local corner shop and would expect to pay on averge between £2.50 and £4.00 depending of course upon the size. Once again, when you compare Lambrini to other brands of wine, it has a relatively low alcohol content at 7.3%, yet this is still higher than the cans of larger you can buy in the same shops you would this. It has been a while since I last bought a bottle of this, but if my memory serves me, there are two quantities that may be purchased. Because I was a typical student, I often tended to go for the 1.5 litre bottle, however you can also but the smaller 75cl. Forgive me if I am wrong but I cant say that I have come across other size's but again, it has been a while since my last experience with this drink. Back then, the Original variety was the only on the market, although I have seen nowadays cherry flavour and even apple, just which there was such a diverse range when I drank it. Once you take off the screwable lid, you do get quite a unique smell, one that I havent come across with other wines, and to be quite honest it does smell cheap, which I suppose reflects its low price. Unlike the teenagers of today, I used to pour mine into a glass when I drank it, and I will not that once poured, don't leave it too long before you drink. Lambrini does have a tendency to go flat in a short period of time, as it is a fizzy alcoholic drink. Being much older now, I don't tend to drink it as much as I used too, in fact I cant really remember the last time I did. I can remember it was a sweet drink, and if they served it in my local bars, I wouldn't probably order a glass or two as I did quite like it. These days I tend to drink more upmarket wines and alcoholic drinks, but that in no way means that you shouldn't give Lambrini a try, I'm sure it is enjoyable not matter what your age. It is in that respect, that I recommend Lambrini to you reading this review.

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          • Barry M Nail Paint / Make Up / 19 Readings / 18 Ratings
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            Gets my recommendation

            Over the years, people that know me have commented on how I am never seen without my nails being painted. It is a fact that I hate not having them painted and go to great lengths to vary the way my nails look. There are hundreds of brands out there all with their own strengths and weaknesses, but when reviewing Barry M Nail Paint, I have to say I am greatly fond of this particular brand. I would say this brand is mid market, although they arent the most expensive on the market, it definitely isn't the cheapest nail varnish you ca buy. Now although I say Barry M varnish isn't the cheapest, it is definitely still affordably. Personally I shop from Superdrug, and I paid no more than £4 for a bottle. I hate buying paint that chips easily so don't mind paying the little extra to get good quality. I am not the sort of person that tend to buy based on what a product looks like, to me, it's how the product works that counts so when you Barry M in the shops don't be put off by its simplistic package and design, as it is good quality nail varnish   In addition, I like long lasting polish, and although I love the look of my nails being painted Im not keen or re-applying it every day. Barry M paint is great in this respect as if I was t apply two coats on a Monday, I wouldn't need to reapply till about the Friday, meaning 5 days of great looking nails. Another amazing advantage to this is that in that 5 day period, my nails don't chip at all. As I mentioned, my nails always vary in how they look, me loving to experiment with different styles and colours. I honestly couldn't provide a list of the colours in the Barry M range, as to be honest I would be here all day it is that extensive. I will say however that they don't do just plain colours but vary it in shades and styles. If you are able, you could honestly buy a rainbow collection of this polish brand. I definitely buying Marry M Nail Paint, well worth the money, and you get quality as well as quantity. Im sure you will all have your own personal favourite brand but this is one of mine and it gets the full 5 stars out of 5. Thanks for reading.

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          • Apple iPhone 8 GB / Smartphone / 12 Readings / 8 Ratings
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            A brilliant mobile

            Where to begin.. Oh I know. I Love This Phone. To those of you who have read my other reviews, particularly in this case my previous (and one of my first reviews) on the iTouch 2G 32GB will know that I loved it, simple as. The itouch was my favourite gadget it did everything that I wanted. Just not when I wanted it.. You see the iTouch as amazing and feature filled as it is, is useless outside your own house, or anywhere you do not have access to an internet connection. What is the point in having a web browser or email client on your device (that is supposed to be portable) if you can only use it when near a Wi-Fi hot spot? This is where I got bored of the iTouch and moved to an iPhone. And I can honestly say that I have not looked back since.. Albeit I miss having 32GB of storage capacity (I only have the 8GB model phone) But I can honestly say that I am a gabilliontrillion times more satisfied with the iPhone than I was the iTouch. Sure it has more or less the same featues, but the iPhone is a phone. You can make phone calls and send text messages and ofcourse browse the web through your 3G or EDGE connection, or when you are home through Wi-Fi. It is everything the itouch is not. The fact that you can do everything it is capable of doing without the necessity for Wi-Fi, it gives you so much more freedom! Now enough about preaching about how amazing it is (which it is!!) every phone has its down sides. The iPhone is no exception. Straight out the box this phone is amazing. But it lacks a few features that iPhone fans and enthusiasts have been screaming out for, pretty much since v1.0. Features such as a little known thing called Multitasking? You know that thing that pretty much every other smart phone can do. The Nokia N95 (Which was one of my previous phones) for example, and more recently, and posing a direct threat to the iPhone is the Palm Pre, which can multitask straight out of the box. But hold your horses and dont go pleadging your heart and soul to Palm just yet, because there is a solution to this problem. This solution is called Jailbreaking (no it doesnt break your iPhone) This is something that if you have done your research you will know a little about. Now basically all this does is replaces the firmware (the version of software installed) with a version that is identical, however allows for the installation of third party applications (which Satan (Apple) does not allow you to do) This includes the application called Multifl0w. This gives you the ability to multitask different applications on the iphone (obviously some application such as the ipod, the phone and email do work in the background) applications such as games, other utilities. this is useful to switch between two applications that you need to obtain information from. It is much faster and more convenient to multi task between these applications rather than contrantly closing and reopening them. Of course Multifl0w is just one just advantage. Other useful applications can then installed such as the MobileTerminal which is a command line emulation interface that allows you to run various commands to achieve certain tasks, as well as giving you admin rights and priviledges to the bios of the phone. Jailbreaking is indeed a useful modification to make to your iphone, however Apple do not condone its use and therefore if anything happens to your iPhone, they will not make good of your 1 year warranty, however if you can restore the iPhone back to default prior to getting it seen to, then they will be none the wiser ;) There is also one other very note worthy feature that jailbreaking allows you to remove the SIM lock on the phone, which means that you can put any networks SIM card into the phone and use the phone on that network (where as at the time of this review, only Vodaphone, Orange and O2 are official carriers of the iphone) Accessories: Now, obviously you do not just get the handset in the box, you would expect the usual Apple minimalistic packaging, you wont be dissapointed, you are obviously greeted by the phone when you open the box, but under the handset you have a wall socket adapter, your iphone cable (which is inserted into either a USB port or the wall adapter) and ifcourse the iPhone headphones that let you know that you are being accepted into the Apple family. The headphones themselves have a little button and microphone on the right headphone that allows you to play and pause music as well as answer and hang up on phone calls, this quite useful if the weather is not appropriate to get your glorious device out. A lot of people complain about the battery life. The main culprit of the excessive battery drain on the iPhone is that people leave the Auto-Brightness feature turned on, this really drains power as the phone is constantly checking its surroundings to change the brightness to the optimum settings. But this really strains the power usage. Another rather laughable things I saw was someone complaining the battery life lasting only 3 hours and it needed to be charged many times a day. The user of this iPhone had the brightness set to full, Auto Brightness turned on, Bluetooth turned on and connected to a device, 3G turned and Wi-Fi turned on. It was no wonder his battery life was running down the drain! Overall I have to say that the iPhone is an amazing device and I have not looked back since getting it, especially after wanting one for so long. The aesthetics of this phone are fantastic, it is just amazing to hold, and to touch and use, the OS is simple and easy to use. Final note: GET ONE!

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            • Blackberry Curve 8520 / Smartphone / 3 Readings / 1 Rating
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              Love Blackberry

              Ahhhh, the oh so popular Blackberry Curve 8520. The mobile phone almost everybody has, and there's a reason for that. Blackberry haven't really made many reliable mobile phones, so it came as a bit of a shock when the reliability of the curve 8520 was above average. However, it's reliability is not great. The phone is not very damage resistant and easily breaks when it is dropped from over 5 foot, a height where most people will hold their mobiles during a phone call. Also, the phone is known to have random crashes and shut downs but I have not witnessed any of these myself. One thing I have noticed is what happens when a password is set, but an incorrect password is entered too many times. The entire phone memory is wiped and the phone is reset! That's right, you lose everything! After my foolish little brother did this to mine, I had to call Orange to reset my phone and get it working again. Fortunately, it wasn't too much hassle as the phone call only took 5 minutes, but I still think this security system is ridiculous. On a more positive note, the mobile is actually quite good. Blackberry messenger is something that made the phone so popular, and it is very good. On contract, it is an extra £5 per month, but it is well worth it! It allows you to message other people with Blackberry messenger whenever and wherever you like, as the phone also has internet, allowing the messages to be sent from anywhere, but you can also make the phone connect to your home WiFi so you don't use up all of your internet when you are at home. This messenger system is simple, yet so very effective and I believed it has revolutionised mobile phones. It allows you to quickly message people anything you want and there is no limit to it (on contract).You can even create groups and message lots of people at the same time. The only down side to Blackberry Messenger is the amount of chain mail you receive. It can be very annoying. Another great thing about the Blackberry Curve is the internet. I have already spoke a little about this, so I shall speak only a little more. The browser is very fast to load up the majority of websites and the signal is generally good. The mobile has a brilliant camera in it, allowing you to take stunning photographs and record great videos. The Curve 8520 is the perfect size, in my opinion, as it fits snuggly into the pocket and it is hard for it to be stolen or fall out of the pocket as it is very wide. They keypad is also very good, with a qwerty keyboard which allows the speed at which you can type messages and texts to dramatically increase, which I believe makes it much more effective than a normal keypad. In conclusion, I would recommend this phone to people of all ages, as it is very good. I would like to rate this phone 4.5 stars as the limited reliability and ridiculous password system lower it a little, but i'll round it up to 5.

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              06.09.2012 14:31
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              Love this product

              I was given this mini Henry as a gift, first things first-it is a novelty product. Yes it does have suction but don't be expecting it to be a powerful hoover. Lower your expectations and you will love this product. It is a mini replica of the famous Henry Hoovers of the 1980s which is still in wide use today. I've never had a Henry Hoover but I have always wanted one, they are much cuter than most hoovers on the market. You can buy the desktop Henry Hoover in red and pink (Hetty Hoover), I have the classic red one. The product measures approximately 12.5 cm by 11.5 cm and comes with a hose attachment and nozzle. The nose hose is perhaps a little long for the product, when not in use I take the hose off as it tends to get in the way. The product is solid and I imagine it will last a long time and withstand some knocks. So a desk hoover, great idea! I have used it a lot since I got it and performance is OK, better than I expected. It only has a small hole for the rubbish to go up so it will essentially only pick up tiny bits of rubbish otherwise it ends up getting stuck in the hose. The house for the rubbish (the Henry bit) is rather huge given the size of the specks of dust, hole punch castoffs etc. that fit down the hose. Maybe it is so big to try and justify the £8 price tag. When I first turned the hoover on I was surprised by how loud it was. If you're using it upstairs others can clearly hear it downstairs, which is fine if you're using a full sized hoover but a bit excessive for a mini thing that is picking up very little. You simply have to unscrew the top from the body to empty out the rubbish (if you've managed to suck any up). The hoover has little wheels so it is very easy to manoeuvre around your desk, and it has a little handle on the top if you want to pick it up. Turning it on is easy, you simply push a button on the top of the hoover. It runs on 3 x AA batteries (not included). Do not buy this product if you are expecting powerful suction, it is a novelty gift emphasis on novelty. It looks cute and that is about it. £8 is probably a bit much considering the hoover part of it is pretty lame, maybe wait until the price goes down a bit. I love it but I didn't pay for it, otherwise I might feel a little ripped off.

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              06.09.2012 14:26
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              Recommended if you have the spare money

              My partner bought this on a whim in the January sales in Waitrose for £7.99, I didn't have the heart to mention that it was available for £6.65 all of the time on Amazon. But I do think she bought a decent product here. The idea is that the No-Touch Hand Wash System allows you to dispense soap to your hands without putting germs all over the soap dispenser. To some this is just a waste as you wouldn't eat off of your soap dispenser or use it for anything other than it's purpose, but any germs in a kitchen are harmful so anything that can help eradicate them is worth a go in my book. It is also handy for toilet cleaning, the last thing you want to do after unplugging a U-bend or cleaning the toilet is then turn on a tap that you need to clean also, from this perspective it is very smartly produced. We got one specifically because the idea of touching raw meat and then handling the soap dispenser always seemed a bit dodgy to us, this takes away any such fears and has given my partner much more confidence in using raw meat and fish in the kitchen. It also stops you having to touch a tap, which is sensible. The product is easy to set up, you have the refill sitting in the top which makes it look like a hi-tech air freshener but nonetheless it is fine, all in white with a nozzle to dispense soap from it looks ok, but not anything amazing. Putting it together is incredibly simple with step by step diagrams, but it is all common sense stuff anyway. The product comes with 250ml of hand wash dispenser, this is where my big beef with it is, the hand wash refills cost at the least £3.99 from Wilkinsons for a refill and more elsewhere, as much as I want a clean kitchen, this isn't comparable to handwashes available by big names like Palmolive in the shops for 99p. It leaves you as a slave to fortune and while it does the job you buy it for, it's too expensive to keep using. The product claims to dispense exactly the right amount of soap, this is bluster I think as a child washing their hands probably wouldn't need as much soap as me, if it can read hand sizes it is incredible, but it seems generous with its servings which just makes it more upsetting when you know if you had control yourself you would release much less soap as you know how expensive refills are. The manufacturers obviously had the same idea! The best thing about this product is that it does sense your hands and releases soap, the soap is clean smelling with a hint of cucumber. It also requires 4 x AA Batteries, so all in all you are looking at around £8-£10 to buy it, up to £4-£5 to refill it, or you could buy 14 or 15 bottles of Palmolive or Radox handwash and pretty much cover a year or two of handwash. The idea is that these should be in the kitchen and bathrooms, but that's quite a hefty investment for most of us. It is nice but it's a novelty, until they address the pricing it is expensive for what it really does. If you are terrified of germs or really don't want to touch your tap after handling raw ingredients or cleaning the loo's then buy one, otherwise, do what people have been doing for centuries, wash your hands and carry on.

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              06.09.2012 11:02
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              Brilliant game

              When games go from 2D to 3D success is not guaranteed, granted some games turn out to be a stormer when they become 3D such as Mario a 2D platforming legend is now a 3D platforming legend. Meanwhile not all games share the success Bomberman?s movement in to the 3D world was a disappointing, the multiplaying classic is now throw on to a heap with the other rejected titles. So what about GTA? A classic 2D violent game that has appeared on the Gameboy Colour, PC and Playstation. Any fear lay to rest here, if you never liked GTA ignore all prejudices GTA3 is nothing like GTA one, two and London, its similarities lies with similar characters and similar ideas but the whole 3D thing has revolutionized the title ten fold in what is without a doubt the best Playstation 2 game ever. 3 Islands many gangs, many missions and many hidden packages in this HUGE game. It is quite literally a 3D world, steal cars from all over liberty city and run over pedestrians in them, enjoy massive car chasses from the Police, FBI, Helicopters, and even the Army. There is so much to do and you will not believe such a game can be so stunning. It is all about Gameplay, not only is this game highly addictive, immensely fun and incredibly engrossing it is also hilarious. Listen to Chatterbox FM for an hour and listen to Lazlo and you will be in stitches, pop into the underground and look at the posters including films starring Arnold Stallone. Little bits like this are found all over the place there is so much to do and discover. The main aim of the game is making money by working for someone you gain money, your missions can involve delivering prostitutes from A to B (and yes you can pick one up yourself) and killing gangs of people with exploding ice cream trucks. There are many sub missions as well, including a Taxi mission, Ambulance missions and vigilante missions in a Police Car. But you don?t have to be doing missions to enjoy this brilliant game blowing up a few cars and r unning over a few people will get the police to go after you and watch the chase commence. Police Cars will go flying over walls and other vehicles in an attempt to stop you and as you hear explosions ring around you; you can not help but wonder if you will get out of this? This is not like GTA2, GTA2 was a simple upgrade (or downgrade as some say) of the original GTA. GTA3 is a game some developers should look at and realize that they may need to revolutionize their game (much like the new look Zelda) to keep it feeling fresh. If you miss the old top down view never fear and option to switch to an arial view is possible but by doing this you are taking away what makes GTA3 so special, its complete originality despite it being GTA but in 3D. What probably helps make the game special is the free to roam idea, you will constantly stumble across new areas never seen before and when you open up the next part of the city your desire to explore is immense. SR are not wrong this game is the best game you would have played for a long time. Music wise the game is very nice with enough Radio stations to suit anyone?s tastes and the sound effects of screaming people and explosions are spot on. Even the hum of the engine be it from a Plane, Boat, Tank, Car of Truck is spot on. Graphically is where the game slips up slightly, Fogging can be seen and there is the occasional pop up but despite this the graphics are nice and detailed enough to make these faults relatively unnoticeable. And since when has graphics ever made a game? Gameplay is the most important part of any game! So What else can I say to recommend such brilliance? Well I am a Nintendo fan and a big Nintendo fan at that and look at the praise I am delivering to GTA3 a well-deserved Ten out of Ten and this game is reason alone to get a PS2! The game is also on the PC so f you don't plan to get the dated console the PC one is always an option

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