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      04.09.2009 20:09
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      i love it, if you have not been then please give it a try.

      As I mentioned in my other reviews about Blackpool, I have been going there since I was 5, and it is like my second home. There are always a lot of mixed opinions about Blackpool, some people say that it is a dirty place, and there really isn't any thing appealing about it, but for me that's not true.

      There have been a lot of changes that have happened there over the years, to make it a more fun place for all ages to enjoy. One of the biggest things that they have done lately is to change the appearance of the sea front. There are two reasons behind this, one which is really the most important one, is that it is used as a new flood defence. They have change the promenade from the boring straight lines it has always been to a really nice wavy sort of shape. The flood defences also have another purpose to them too; they have made them into steps that are wider than most normal steps so that they can be used as seats too. I think that this is really ingenious as it makes them multi functional. At the back of the 'stairs' there is also another part to the flood defence, they have these really large curved shapes that follow the first flood defences and these are also designed so that you can sit on them if desired. This has taken a lot of years to do, as you can imagine, and the last time we were down there which was for our honey moon in July they were more than half way along the sea front.

      There are also a lot of really nice pieces of art work that are on the sea front that have actually been there for a long time, but I didn't really know that they actually did anything. There is a large octopus tentacle that sticks out of the ground along near the pleasure beach area, and this is actually a 'tide organ'. We had no idea what this was until we read the plaque that was attached to it, might I add it has always been there I have just never noticed it! Anyway, when the tide comes in, there are some pipes that are connected to the tentacle that are of different sizes, and then when the tide comes in it pushes the air up the pipe and it then makes a sound. This is actually really nice to listen to, as it is very soothing. There are also two other really nice sculptures, that are over by the Pleasure Beach. There are two seats that have a whales tale around them, and up until about 2 visits ago to Blackpool I didn't know that you can actually turn these so that they can face different directions, and there is also what can only be described as a giant mirrored disco ball that rotates and has lots of coloured lights that bounce off it. This looks really nice at night.

      As well as what I have mentioned so far, Blackpool has a lot of attractions which are very well known. There is the Winter gardens, the Pleasure Beach and not to forget the Tower. Blackpool tower has a lot of attractions inside of it, there is an aquarium, lots of different restaurants, a soft play area called jungle jims for the kids, and the famous Tower Ballroom, which plays live organ music.

      There are a lot of hotels, bed & breakfasts, and guest houses in Blackpool, so there is always something for every budget. The hotels that we have stayed in have always been very clean and tidy, and great service. We have stayed in The Morrissey Hotel now since I was 5, but with the odd occasional trip to The Viking Hotel, which is an adult only hotel, and all of these trips have been great.

      The only thing that I find a little annoying is that there are always a lot of Hen and Stag parties that go there for weekends, and sometimes there can be trouble, but I suppose that is the same no matter where you go.

      If you have never been to Blackpool I would certainly suggest that you give it a try, and I am sure that you will love it.

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        31.08.2009 16:56
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        go on give it a try its brilliant

        Valhalla is one of the most love and well sought after ride on the whole of the Pleasure Beach. If I had to rate it compared to all the other rides in the park, it would be up there with the Big One!

        Valhalla has been open now for 9 years, and is still one of the biggest attractions in the park.

        So what is it then?
        Valhalla is a log flume ride with a difference. The theme is set in Viking times, and has a number of rather large drops, and features that will guarantee to get you soaking wet.
        The ride is all water, and to ride it you must sit in 'Longboats' which seat 8 people in one longboat. The longboats do not stop moving as they all run on a track that keeps the boats at a safe distance from each other, so it is a matter of just hopping in hoping that you don't slip on all the water that is in the boats from the previous ride around. One way of imagining how much you truly get wet is that before you even get on, you see the workers of Valhalla with a vacuum, that is used to suck up water and they use this as the boats are moving along.

        After you get in the longboat, the first thing that you encounter is a waterfall that comes from the large skull with a Viking hat on at the entrance, but luckily this switches off just before you get to it, don't worry I am not spoiling anything, as you can see this from the queue, as you are waiting to get on the ride. There are then a lot of dips and very large props that not only give you a fright, but gets you drenched.

        There are a few sections to Valhalla which are detailed below:

        Wind -this section is directly after your first soaking, and is really there to try and dry you off a bit, which doesn't work! The only thing that I found with this was that the first time it happened I wasn't expecting to be blasted with all this wind from these huge machines that I was ready for it, and it kind of took my breath away, which was a bit scary, one tip from me would be to kind of tilt your head down so that you can still breath properly.

        Ice - this section comes after your first soaking, which is a strange way to do it, because you are already freezing, from getting wet and all that wind blasting you. There is a lot of what looks like dry ice in this section and shows you the types of animals that they would have had in that time.

        Fire - this is very much welcomed, because by this time you will be ready for a heat, and there are a lot of flames that shoot up out of the ground as your longboat passes by.

        Snow - this is pretty much like the ice section and I don't really remember much more about this section.

        I do remember however that there is a section when there is a large rolling log that come towards you, and the first time that I saw it I got a fright and ducked, but when I did this I hit my head of the longboat, and let me tell you they are made of something sturdy anyway as it hurt like nobody's business! There is also another large log that comes at you from the side and squashes a wall of water over the barrier at you, that's when I ended up with water everywhere imaginable, not very nice I can tell you!

        The ride in total lasts about 8 and a half minutes, which is actually quite long. The reason we know this is that we timed our boat on the way round, from the moment we got in it until the moment we got out of the boat. I found that the dips were quite large and if you weren't holding on properly you could easily loose your balance and maybe even fall out. This must have been tested though or they would have had to install seat belts in for safety, so maybe it just me being paranoid!

        There is a height restriction which is 46" or 117cm. But you tend to find that because this water ride is in the dark it is mostly teenagers and adults that go on the ride.

        I would advise that if you are going to go on this ride that you try to leave this until one of your last rides as you will be soaking for a lot of the day after it. But that being said every time that we have been down, the rides seems to be open for a while then closes again with out warning so probably better grabbing a chance when you can.

        When you exit the ride you come off through the shop, where you can view your photos that were taken, and can also buy souvenirs, there is also a dryer in the shop that is basically like a huge donut that you stand in, and it is meant to dry you off a bit, but I have tried it and at a £1 a time its not really worth it.

        I would suggest if you like water rides and roller coasters then this ride is definitely a ride for you, just wear waterproofs when you go on it though!

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          31.08.2009 16:26
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          sometimes have a long wait to get on but well worth it, and one of the best rides at Pleasure Beach

          I love Blackpool Pleasure Beach and have been going to Blackpool, now for nearly 20 years, oh that makes me sound old! Basically I have been going there since I was 5 and always make sure that we visit the Pleasure Beach each time that we are there.

          Infusion is one of the newest rides at the Pleasure Beach, even though it has been there for a few years now. I remember visiting the Pleasure Beach when I was being built and wondered what marvellous ride we were getting next.

          The site that Infusion is built on used to be the old water ride, the Log Flume, which is actually a rather large site. As you look at Infusion on the left of it is the Big Dipper, another roller coaster, and on the right is the Pepsi Max, Big One. I remember when they were building this they had to close the Big Dipper so that no accidents happened. Only problem was that the Big Dipper is quite a popular ride, so everyone was wanting it to be up and running again really soon.

          So back to Infusion, so what is it then? Infusion is an inverted roller coaster, which basically means that you are hanging from underneath the rails so that your legs are dangling down. The carriages are set out in two's and there is roughly 10 seats of 2 on one 'train', plus there is an additional two 'trains' that can be added when it gets really busy. Infusion has 5 incredible loops and also 1 'double twist' which I excellent. This roller coaster is said to be the first of its kind in the UK, as it has one difference, it is all suspended over water. There are also jets of water that shoot up and look as if you will get soaking, but it doesn't even come close to you, but helps give the ride a more thrilling factor.

          At the entrance to the ride there is a walkway that is suspended over the water too, that has lots of little fish in it, and the odd random thing, like lots of ketchup packets! The water is bright blue, like the water that is in the fountain of the Big Dipper. This gives the place a really calming feel, which kind of lulls you into a false sense of security before you go onto the ride.

          The first part of the ride was the worst for me. The first part of the ride takes you up to the highest point of the ride, and because you are underneath the tracks you are pretty much lying back staring up at the sky, but you legs are still dangling. This is one of the worst feelings ever. Once you get to the top of the ride you then start to go down the first drop, from the ground this really doesn't look that fast or exciting, but let me tell you, once you are on it, it really does take your breath away. At one point in the ride there is also a loop that you go up to get to and there is a water fall type part that you really think that your feet are going to hit. I think that is also where you get you photo taken.

          I must have been on this ride about 4 times in total, and it never fails to impress. Every time I have been on this ride I have always had to queue, but we didn't have to wait long as the ride doesn't last all that long, just like most of the rides that you go on. If you like roller coasters, then I would definitely recommend that you give this one a try, as I think that it is going to be a Pleasure Beach favourite, as I know it is one of mines.

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            12.03.2009 19:44
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            Really good fun for al the family.

            Ok, like most people that i have spoken to about this, you are probably going to say who? I have never heard of him, and i was the same until my fiance brought this home one time he was let loose to go shopping on his own.

            Jeff Dunham is an American Comedian and ventriloquist who has been around for a few years now and is very well known in America but not really that known over here.

            Jeff starts off his show in this DVD with his stand up comedy section where it is just him on his own, basically taking the micky out of himself for nearly this whole section. One theme that is apparant through out is Jeff taking the micky out of his car which is a blue Toyota Prius. He says that it is not that manly and really he shouldnt be driving it. Jeff also tells alot of stories about what his family gets up to, this includes his wife and 2 kids and their Chihuahuas.

            The next section is when he moves onto his 'dummies'. Now i hate 'dummies' as i think that they are really freaky, but these are more like cartoon characters rather than scary dolls that are meant to look human. There are 5 characters on this DVD that include 3 old time favourites and also 2 new characters, i have detailed them below:

            Walter - This is one of the old time favourites that Jeff has done. Walter is based on a grumpy old man that is always moaning and getting his point across, in any way that he feels like, no matter if it offends anyone or not. Alot of the jokes and comments that are told by Walter are mostly aimed at his wife that he has been with for years, even though you never get to see his wife.

            Peanut - This is also one of the old time favourites. Peanut is really hard to describe as he is not like a human or any specific animal. He is mainly lilac in colour and looks like he is wearing a gorilla suit, well thats the only way that i can describe it. My favourite but that Peanut does is when he makes jokes about Jeff's name. Peanut wants to know why Jeff has to 'f's' in his name as only one is needed, so he starts to call him Je f f. I find this really funny as the way he says it is really squeaky and high pitched, i would day that Peanut is one of the favourites.

            Achmed the dead terrorist - Achmed is one of the newer characters, but has to be one of the best known. This was how my fiance knew that Jeff Dunham existed when he heard a ringtone on the telly of Achmed's well known phrase, 'silence i kill you'. Achmes is as his name suggests, a dead terrorist, and basically he is a skeleton, that still has a turbin on his head. Mostly the jokes that are told here are about him being a terrorist, but these are not too strong or distasteful so that people would be offended.

            Jose Jalapeno on a stick - Jose is one of the old favourites too, and i basically a Jalapeno that is on a stick. Jeff has a little switch on the stick that makes his mouth move so that he can talk, and he has a Mexican accent. Alot of the jokes on this DVD talks about Jose being an illegal immigrant to this country and that it makes it easy to get past customs as he is in a suitcase for the whole journey.

            Melvin - Melvin has to be one of my least favourite characters. He is a super hero, but not the typical superhero as he is kind of nerdy, and he also doesnt have any special powers either. I dont really find that he is that funny compared to the other characters in the show. Although there was one thing that he did that i was crying with laughter at. Melvin goes to show everyone a superhero move and his wig falls off. Dont ask me why i found this funny i just did. You really have to watch it.

            I really like the fact that Jeff has so many characters that he brings out in the show, as i may get a little boring other wise. There is alot of close ups on the DVD too and yes you do see Jeff's adamsapple moving but you dont ever see his lips moving. This must have taken him ages to perfect and to also remember who's voice he is doing because at one point he is havign an argument with two of the characters and the voices are spot on.

            Jeff isint like most comedians as he doesnt need to be vulgar all the time to make people laugh. Don't get me wrong he does come out with a few things that are rude, but nothing really that would offend. Saying that though the DVD is rated a 12, so that really tells you how much there is in there. He also doesnt feel the need to swear all the time either which makes it fun for all the family too.

            We purchased this from HMV, and i think that it cost us roughly £10, there are also other DVD's out now too which i might just have to buy. I am really sorry if my review has made this sound rubbish, because that is not true it is a great DVD to watch and i think that every body should give it a go.

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              12.03.2009 19:02
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              not really for me but you might like it.

              Oh look another eyeliner! This is what i hear all the time when i place my order with my Avon rep, she always knows me too well and knows what i will be ordering before i even get a look at the catalogue and this was no different.

              So what is this then, i hear you ask? Well this is actually more of a crayon eyeliner than anything else, and the good thing about it is that you dont even have to sharpen it. There is a small part on the bottom of the eyeliner that allows you to twist it and then the eyeliner moves up so that you can use it.

              This is available in 3 colours brown,grey and blue. The one that i had was the blue one and it was rather nice. I did find however that when i used this it was sometimes not that noticable, as i like to have really daring and mysterious eyes, but sometimes this didnt look the same as the first time that it was applied, and sometimes it didnt really go on that even either. I did find however that when it was on it did stay on for most of the day, which is great as you then dont need to reapply it again after about an hour.

              There is also a newer version of this out that is called the luxe eyeliner, this comes in a range of better colours, these are brighter, but they do cost a little more however. The normal one that i am reviewing costs £5 as the normal price, but as usual Avon normally has the odd deal on at different times, the Luxe one cost £6, so not that much dearer that it woulod break the bank.

              I have used this quite alot but when compared to other eyeliners that exist, even ones that Avon have released, i would say that it doesnt compare much to them. I do however like the fact that you dont have to sharpen this as i can never seem to find my sharpener. I dont really think that i would buy this again unless i was really desperate for an eyeliner as i find that liquid ones are far better in comparison.

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                11.03.2009 20:07
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                go on get one there great.

                Yet again another eyeliner review! This has to be one of my favourite eyeliners that Avon has released to date.

                -----The price and the colours-----
                These eyeliner are great value, for the price of £2.50 each, but as usual there are always deals on that Avon do, and at the moment on the website you are getting 3 for the price of 2, so an even better bargain. There are 4 different colours youc an purchase this in, silver, purple, navy and also black. I have 3 of these with the only one missing being the navy one, basically because its not really my colour.

                The silver is one of my favourites out of this range. Alot of eyeliners are very dull and not that noticable, but this one is really metallic silver and very noticeable, but still subtle enough for the older generation to wear.
                The Purple on the other hand is a bit brighter but still really lovely, and for my self this is exactly what i expect from an eyeliner, nice and bright and daring.

                -----The product-----
                Unlike other eye pencils this one is rather long. The only way that i can describe this is to say that it is about the size of 2 normal eyeliner joined together. Which is great for the price too.

                -----Ease of use-----
                I found that when i apples this eyeliner it was really smooth, and it sisnt smudge of rub off either. If i was to apply this is the morning to go to my work it would still look really refreshed by the time night time come around, which is ok if you are constantly on the go and dont have time to always refresh your make-up.

                -----Good points-----
                One of the best points for me was the size of the pencils and also the easy of application, with also the added fact that the colours are really nice too.

                -----Bad points-----
                I really didnt find that there was any bad points about this eyeliner, but i am sure that everyone will have their own opinion in this so any comments will be gratefully appreciated.

                I would definitley say that i will buy more of these as the prices are perfect, and they are great value for money aswell being so easy to use.

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                  11.03.2009 19:34
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                  not the best thing in the world

                  I purchased this item for my future mother in law for her Christmas as part of her big present, and i was slightly disappointed when this was delivered by my Avon rep.

                  This was part of a set, which you had to buy everything individually, and this cost roughly £5. The other things in the set were a butterfly photo frame and also a butterfly clock, which were all round about the same price.

                  The photo that is in the Avon Catalogue makes this look really lavish and expensive, but the truth is when you get this out of the display box that this comes in, it looks very cheap and nasty.

                  Thebutterfly its self if silver and purple in colour, with the purple ranging from dark purple into light purple on the wings, also around the wings there are diamantes stuck to it. The wings are on hinges and open up to reveal two compartments that you can store jewellery or things in.

                  I have to admit it i thought that the trinket box was going to be a bit bigger, as there really isint alot of room to put things in it. I also felt really dissapointed that the compartments that you place the stuff into wasnt a better shade of silver, it is really tarnished looking and really dull, and i felt that this cheapened the look of this all together.

                  The price was alright for what it was but i would have rather had a bit better value for my money, but it was ok for a present, as long as you are giving something else with it too, as it is nothing on its own.

                  Not one i would really recommend to buy again.

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                    11.03.2009 19:21
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                    great overall product.

                    I love most eyeliners, but when i saw this one in the Avon brochure, i jsut had to have it, not just because it was an eyeliner, but because of the fabulous colour too.

                    So what is it then? This is a liquid eyeliner, which has a really smooth tip on the end that kind of looks like a felt tip that you would give to a child to draw with. The container is gold in colour that has the name of the product on the front, not the most exciting thing in the world but it does the job that it was made for.

                    -----The tip-----
                    As i already mentioned, the tip of the eyeliner is a really like a felt tip pen, which is really good as this allows you to have a nice thin line, or if you wish then you can make the lines thicker.

                    -----Ease of application-----
                    I have found that this is really easy to use and it also comes off easily too. All you have to do to use this is to uncrew the top and then turn the eyeliner upside down, give it a little shake and then start 'drawing' on the desired area of your eye.

                    -----Good points-----
                    I love the colour that i purchased, this was a really bright blue, called sky blue, the colour is very vibrant, and as i mentioned really easy to use. I find that with alot of liquid eyeliners they are really hard to remove but i have found that with just a make-up wipe this comes off with ease, yet if you get caught in the rain you dont look like you have been drowned with this all the way down your face.

                    -----Bad points-----
                    The only bad point that i found with this eyeliner was that, when i had it in my bag, which i sometimes do this when i cant be bothered doing my make-up in the morning at 6am, it tends to leak. It doesnt seem to make its way out of the screw-on top, but it does however collect in the top, which can be a bit messy.

                    -----Price and colours available-----
                    When i purchased this i got it on the offer price for roughly £3.00, but the normal price is £5.00 and this comes in 3 colours, gold, sky blue and sea green. All of these colours look really nice in the brochure, but the only one that i can really comment on is the one that i have and its the Sky blue one.

                    Over all i would say that i would definitly buy this again, even at £5.00 this is a great price, and i would be pleased to give Avon my money for this.

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                    05.03.2009 13:10
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                    It's worth a go for the price.

                    I can never seem to find a brush in my house when i want one, so when i saw that Avon was selling this cushion brush for the bargain price of £4.75 i thought that it was worth a go, even to keep incase i can't find my usual brush.

                    The brush is mainly black in colour with a silver band around the top of the handle where the brush head attatches, and has a silver logo of the Advance techniques on it too. The bristles are black with a silver tip. The handle of the brush is a really good size to hold onto, and this seems to be really sturdy too. Some brushes that i have had in the past have been really flimsy and when you come to a tug in your hair the brush head stays where it is and the handle comes off in your hands, thats a lot of good isint?!

                    The bristles on the brush are spaced further apart than other brushes that i have used and this has its good points and bad points, i like the fact that they are further apart as they give a really good cover area, but then at the same time if you have a large tug or knot it is able to get the tug out, but for smaller ones they can go un-noticed, and then another brush may need to be used to get rid of these.

                    This brush can be used on any hair type, i have long straight hair and i find that it is fine for mine, and i find that it is also really good for using when you are drying your hair too, as it seems to react well to the heat and allows this to keep my hair straight when drying as i sometimes get the odd kink or so.

                    Overall i wold say that this brush is good, its not the best in the world but at the end of the day its only for brushing your hair, and for the price it was i cant really grumble.

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                    • Avon Plump Pout Lip Gloss / Make Up / 26 Readings / 25 Ratings
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                      Wont be buying this one again.

                      I am not normally one to have a lot of lipglosses in my make-up bag, but when i heard that Avon were doing their own version of plumping lip gloss i had to give it a try after pinching a shot of my friends one.

                      Avon state that this 'inflates lips to maximum fullness and enhances natural lip colour', and i actually agree with them to a certain extent. So what happens when you apply this then? Well, once the lipgloss is applied after about 30 seconds you will start to feel your lips tingling, this is all thanks to the cinnamon that is in the ingredients, dont expect anything drastic to happen, i did notice that after a few times of applying this that my lips did look a bit fuller, but maybe that was just my imagination playing tricks on me. The tingling sensation does however go quite quickly, and i found that unlike other plumping lip glosses that i have tried, when you blot your lips together there is no tingling sensation like you get with other brands.

                      The appearance of the container is just like any other lipgloss tends to be, it is see through so that you can see the colour of the lip gloss, and the applicator is like a lipstick brush with a black screw on top. I found that the lip gloss itself was rather thick and sticky, which is not good if you apply this just before stepping outside, and a gust of wind accidentally blows your hair right in your face, you are guaranteed to have a clump of hair stuck to your lips, not very attractive now is it?

                      I myself dont really like the taste of anything cinnamon, but this is actually not that over powering. I felt that this didnt really do the job all that well of plumping up my lips like it said it was meant to, but i did find that it gave my lips a bit more colour and shine, and made them a hell of a sticky too.

                      I paid roughly £3 for my one as it was on offer when i bought it, but the usual price of this is normally £6. This is alot cheaper that most of the other lip plumping glosses around, but i dont think that i would buy it again at £6, i felt that at £3 it was OK but i still wouldnt waste my money buying it again, so once it is finished i am afraid my lovely Avon rep there will be no more of this on my order.

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                      • Sony DPF-D70 / Digital Photo Frame / 27 Readings / 25 Ratings
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                        All round this is a great idea and a great photo frame.

                        My birthday has just passed and everyone that i know was asking me for ideas for what they can get me as a pressie, but i had no idea what i wanted.

                        While at a party at my Aunties house i noticed that she had this digital photo frame, and thought it was a great idea. I have photos all over my room of friends and family, and departed loved ones, so i though that it would make sense to have all of the photos in one frame rather than them taking over most of my room.

                        So yesterday my other half bought me this frame and i am really surprised with the quality of the display and also how easy it was to use.

                        So what is it then? This is a digital photo frame that is 7" in size, and has a built in internal memory that can supposidly hold up to 500 photos, and there is an option to use memory cards so that the photos can be easily swapped around, just by changing the card over.

                        There are alot of different settings that come with this photo frame, and one really great feature is that you have a remote with this so that you can change the settings from the comfort of your chair. The photos can be set to change in different time scales from 10 seconds up to 24 hours. At the moment i have mines changing every 10 seconds. There is also the option to have the pictures changing in different styles too like, fade, slates etc. There is also the option to have the pictures in single view, or for a few of them to come up together on one page.

                        When you are not using the frame to view your photos on there is the option to have the screen as a clock, with the time and date on it.

                        One really smart feature that this frame has is that, you can turn the frame either vertical or horizontal, and there is an orientation sensor that will change the way that the picture will be displayed.

                        So how easy is this to use? Well in one word, simple! All i had to do was to use a data cable, that was not provided might i add. One end is in the frame and the other end goes into the computer so that the files can be transferred over, by clicking and dragging the photo into the appropriate folder. There was no software that had to be added to the computer either, it was basically just plug and play as it were.

                        The quality of the pictures once they are loaded onto the frame are really clear, as long as the photo is clear, for example if the photo that you have taken is blurry then the photo on the frame will be blurry too.

                        There is also a Sony logo on the frame that is really bright, but luckily in the menu there is an option to turn this off as it can be really annoying if you use this as a clock at night which i do.

                        My other half bought this out of Comer, and this was the cheapest place that we could find this, it was £79.99, which was a great deal as other places had this same frame for anywhere between £90- £100.

                        Over all i would say that this frame is really great and was a brilliant invention, i have minimised the amount of photo frames in my room and the fact that it has a dual use of a clock is even better, since we got rid of our video that had an LED clock on it, this has come in handy so i actually know what the time is in the middle of the night.

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                        • Avon Butterfly Frame / Homeware / 37 Readings / 34 Ratings
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                          13.02.2009 20:11
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                          Great present and lovely price.

                          I was really please to see that Avon had another product with the butterfly theme, as they are one of may favourite things.

                          I bought 4 of these, and they were in the brochure just at the right as i was looking for ideas for Christmas presents. When i purchased this it was on offer for £5, and there was 2 other matching items in the set, the clock and the trinket box, which at that time they were on offer at £5 each too.

                          Alot of people think that this looks really cheap but i actually find that it looks rather good. The frame is silver and it has a lovely enamel butterfly on the front bottom left corner of the frame, which is in really nice shades of purple and lilac. The frame is not a normal size of frame, it is quite a bit smaller than a 6x4 photo.

                          If this frame dint have the butterfly on it, it really would be pretty boring. As i said at the start of the review i really like butterflies so i was an immediate fan of this as soon as i saw it, and the 4 people who got this as part of their Christmas all commented on how lovley they thought it was.

                          The frame also came in a nice purple box with Avon written on it, and it was very well packed to make sure that there was no damage to it, while it was being delivered to your Avon rep. I left my frames in their boxes but if you wanted to make this more special then you could put it in a really nice gift box.

                          If i had the room i would have bought one for my self as i think that they are gorgeous, and fo the price you cannot complain, it really was a great buy and i am glad i bought them

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                            12.02.2009 18:30
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                            Not for me ever again

                            I love nailvarnish, when i had a bit more time to sepnd on my nails when i was at my last job, i would always come in every second day with something new painted on my nails. So when i found this in the Avon book i decided to give it a try.

                            #####So what is it?#####
                            This comes in 2 12ml bottles, one is the main colour of nailvarnish, and the other bottle is for the magic colour changer. Avon describes that this will give you the look of a tone-on-tone manicure effect. These come in clear bottles with the name of what they are on the front, and then these are packed in a black box, which again has all of the details on the front.

                            #####What colours does it come in?#####
                            This product comes in 4 colours:
                            Amazing amethyst- this is a really deep purple that is meant to change to a slightly darker colour.
                            Varying violet - This is more of a pink shade than a violet.
                            Shimmering Teal - I love this shade, it is a gorgeous green.
                            Shimmering red - this is really more of a crimson colour.

                            #####How do you use it?#####
                            1. Take of any exsisting nail varnish.
                            2. Use the base colour of the one that you have chosen and apply to your nail.
                            3. Allow to dry.
                            4. Then apply the colour changer top coat to the end of your nails, if you want to have a funky french manicure style, or to another part of your nails to create a different style.
                            5. Then allow to dry

                            #####Price#####
                            I got this when it was offer, when it first was released, but at the moment you are paying £6 for the set and there is an offer on the website any 2 for £7 mix and match on any make-up product.

                            #####My opinion#####
                            When i used this i didnt rate this highly at all. I found that the one that i had was really dark, which was the amazing amethyst. I also found that when i put the colour changer on the top i didnt notice any difference when it dried at all. The only thing that i did notice was that the colour of the main nailvarnish ended up coming off and went into the other bottle and made that all discoloured. Also i found that once it was on it really didnt last long either it all chipped off and i ended up having to take it off after about 6 hours.

                            #####Summary#####
                            I wouldnt buy this again, and thought that it wasn't even worth the £4 that i paid for it, as the time it took to go on and then the time it took to finally get it off with nailvarnish remover was more hassle than it was worth.

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                              10.02.2009 22:34
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                              Will never buy it again as long as it is around.

                              Eyeliner is my big down fall as most of you will know by the last review that i wrote, so there was no surprise to anyone when i saw that this one was released, i was really quite intrigued as i nomally use liquid eyeliner anyway, but i normally use it with a tiny little brush that comes with it, but never as a pen before, so i thought why not give it a try.

                              I purchased this ages ago and i think i paid about £5 or £6 for it, which is actually not bad for liquid eyeliner, and i always find that the dearer ones last longer and look better when applied, well not this one i was really dissapointed with it, and wished that i hadnt bothered.

                              ~~~~~So why was i so disappointed?~~~~~
                              Well for one thing the nib on the pen makes it look like a kids felt tip pen, and i always found that i could never get the liquid to come out of it properly, but give it credit where it is due, the tip was nice and fine which is really good if you can get it to work, it allows you to have nice thin sexy lines on your eyes, instead of looking like a panda.

                              I found that when i did finally get enough out to get it onto my eyes it wasnt dark enough for me, as the whole point in black is so that it looks black not a sort of dark grey colour, and i also found that it didnt last very long either. I felt like i was always re-applying it every couple of hours to keep the desired look that i was after.

                              ~~~~~What does it look like?~~~~~
                              The actual liquid its self comes in black and brown, and the container depends on which colour you get, it is nice and slim too, and not very large either which means that it is great if you want to take it out with you.

                              It has a screw on top so that the liquid doesnt run out all over the place, incase it ends up upside down in your bag, the last thing we want is to be cleaning up liquid eyeliner from every corner of your bag.

                              I did find that the liquid, when it finally came out, was actually quite thick which would make you think that it would actually stay put, but it didnt.

                              ~~~~~So would i buy it again?~~~~~
                              In a word NO, it just wasnt up to the standard of most other liquid eyeliners , and i would rather pay a little extra if i had to, to get one that actually worked and did the job that i was intended for.

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                                10.02.2009 19:35
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                                not the best eyeliner that i have used.

                                My Avon rep just knew when she saw this that i was going to end up with every colour, not for the fact of the price of it or anything logical like that, just because it is an eyeliner, i think i have one of every colour and type of eyeliner ever made.

                                ~~~~~So what is it then?~~~~~
                                This is an eye pencil and eye shadow in one, which is great if you are taking it out with you on a night out or for transporting it between your own house and friends to get ready.

                                ~~~~~Description~~~~~
                                As i said earlier, this is an all in one pencil and eyeshadow, at one end there is your normal eye liner pencil and at the other end there is a sponge like applicator and in the lid there is some eyeshadow powder. The main colour depends on the colour of eyeliner you have ordered, so for example if you have ordered a black one, the colour of the outside of the pencil is black, and if you order a grey/silver one then it is silver on the outside, then the end that has the applicator and the eyeshadow is normally silver.

                                ~~~~~Price and colours available~~~~~
                                When i purchased my many different colours that i have, i think that i got them on offer for £5 each, but at the moment on the Avon website you are getting them for £6.50 each or 2 for £8.

                                The colours available are as follows:
                                Espesso - this is kind of a chocolate colour.
                                Onyx - this is just normal black.
                                Steel smoke - this is really a silver grey colour.
                                Teal - this is a lovley shade of green.
                                Violet smoke - this is a purple colour.

                                ~~~~~My opinion~~~~~
                                As i said at the start of the review i love all eyeliners, but this is not one of my favourites, i always find that when i am puttin it on my eyes i really have to pres quite hard to get it to even go on my lids, which is normally not a problem with all other eyeliners. I also found that there wasnt really an awful lot of eyeshadow in the other side, as most people tend to us alot of eyeshadow and not alot of eyeliner, it would have been better to give you more eyeshadow.
                                I do like however, the fact that it is an all in one, which makes it easier to eithr put in your bag or to take in your makeup bag if you are going on holiday for instance, and the price is not too bad either especially if you get it for the 2 for £8 offer. I think that they should make the colours a bit more iteresting though as these are really neutral colours, i would like to see some really bright colours to make the range more exciting.

                                Overall i would say that this is not a bad eyeline but not the best that i have every used.

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