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    • JVC HA FX66W / Headphones / 23 Readings / 23 Ratings
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      26.10.2012 22:46
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      An excellent product for an excellent price!

      Killing time at an airport's duty free can be difficult, so making a purchase is always a good idea! Needing a new pair of earphones, I wandered into Curry's. I was looking for one that wasn't too expensive, worked well and looked good. Low and behold: JVC 'Air Cushion' Earphones!

      The earphones come in a small plastic box (which is a little difficult to open, so have some scissors at the ready!). Included are the earphones, 3 soft silicon rubber earpieces in Large, Medium and Small, and 1 memory foam earpiece.

      First of all, the earphones look good! The slick white finish looks classy and cool. It resists getting dirty well - I don't know if this was intentional on the manufacturer's part, but it works!

      The earphones themselves are very comfortable. I have always had a problem with earphones, and the standard ones were not only uncomfortable, but also were determined not to stay in!!! These are great: the 3 different sizes mean that they will definitely fit you - unless you have abnormal ears - and are great as spares. For those of you with odd shaped ears, the memory foam earpiece is a lifesaver. It provides a very enjoyable listening experience.

      I am a person who finds it difficult to analyse the quality of sound but I can say that these earphones sound great! There is no muffling and the clarity is brilliant!

      They are reasonably priced at an average of £17, depending on the retailer. They are stocked at Amazon, Curry's and all other major electronic stores (and airports of course!). I have had mine for about a year and their durability is excellent.

      Overall, this is a great product. The reasonable price you pay will give you plenty of enjoyable and comfortable (and stylish!) listening time. A really great buy!

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    • Apple iPod Earphones / Headphones / 21 Readings / 20 Ratings
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      A very uncomfortable and painful listen

      Over the years, I have acquired many pairs of these earphones - and I have never bought one in my life. Apple include a pair of their standard earphones in the box of every product they sell. Needless to say, you could probably collect quite a few with actually buying them.

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      The headphones come wrapped in a plastic strip, wound into a little ball. So far, they are only available in white which is not great as they can get a little bit dirty over time. The cord is an average length and plugs easily into all electronic products. The bottom of the earpiece is made from grey rubber, probably for aesthetics. The same is also done around the speakers. The rest of it is white. Each earpiece has a little letter written there - either L or R - to indicate which ear to place each earpiece into (for the life of me I cannot see why it should matter). Personally, I find these earphones extremely uncomfortable. The shape of the earpiece feels very unnatural in my ear and does not sit well at all. It often gets very painful after a few minutes of listening. Not only this, but I find that they do not stay in my ear and I need to hold them there with my fingers. As you can probably imagine, this is extremely inconvenient. The earphones have no buttons on the wire to adjust volume or play or pause. It also does not have a microphone. I, personally, find these functions essential.

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      I think the sound quality for these earphones is good. It is clear and audible. I have no complaints about the sound but obviously, if you are looking for excellent sound quality these earphones are not recommended. If you are looking for earphones for listening to music then these are fine. If you are looking for earphones for professional sound quality then I would recommend looking at more professional manufacturers. Overall, there is nothing wrong with these earphones and they provide good sound quality.

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      I would not recommend these earphones. Although the sound quality is good and the design is pleasant, they are very uncomfortable. These are the most painful and uncomfortable earphones I have ever come across. I would also have preferred some buttons on the wire. I would never pick these earphones if I had another choice.

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        09.03.2012 22:59
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        A good product with some faults

        I became quite excited when I saw this new Vaseline Lip Balm in the shops. I had been looking for a new lip gloss or lip balm with a slight tint. I debated whether I should buy it or not and eventually decided to give it a go.

        --- Design ---
        The lip balm comes in a small circular tin. The colour scheme is white and a light pink. The marketing is aimed at women or girls and is quite feminine. The Vaseline logo is clearly displayed. The tin lid states "Lip therapy with rose and almond oil", "Petroleum Jelly", "Rosy Lips".

        --- Product ---
        When you open the tin, the first thing you notice is the colour. The lip balm is a strong but pleasant pink. It smells nice - there is a stronger smell of almonds than there is of roses. application is easy as the balm is very soft. You don't need to use a lot of it so it will last longer. When the balm is applied to lips, the pink colour is quite strong. If you are looking for a lip balm with a strong tint then this is perfect, however, if you are looking for a subtle balm with a light sheen then this is not the product for you. This product does keep you're lips moist for quite a good length of time so it is very useful in winter and for chapped lips. My only criticism is that it does have a slightly gritty texture. This makes it a little uncomfortable to wear.

        --- Price and Availability ---
        The lip balm is priced at approximately £2.00 although prices vary at different retailers. It is widely available at cosmetic shops such as Boots and Superdrug, as are other products in the range.

        --- Conclusion ---
        I think that this is a good product if you are looking for a tinted lip balm and do not mind the slightly unusual texture. It is worth the price and very effective.

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        19.02.2012 18:13
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        A very good product but not a great smell

        I bought this product because I was looking for a body lotion to wake my up first thing in the morning. I thought that I would try this lotion as it is from The Body Shop - a brand that I really like.

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        The bottle is plastic and quite large, approximately 15cm height and 5cm diameter. The bottle is operated by a pump located at the top of the bottle. The Body Shop logo is clearly but delicately displayed in the top left hand corner. The lotion is named Pink grapefruit Puree Body Lotion. The name and description are also written in French, underneath. The bottle contains 250ml. The colour of the lotion is a soft pink. It is quite a mature colour - not too girly or young.

        --- Application ---
        To apply the lotion just pump the top once or twice. Either rub together in your hands before applying or apply straight from the bottle. It is very simple and quick as the pump is not stiff.

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        This lotion smells very strong. It smells of grapefruits mixed with a little bit of lemon. It is very overpowering and I actually find it too strong. It also smells very sweet. I really like the feel of this. It feels really smooth and cool, which goes well with the "fresh" theme. This lotion is really good for moisturising. It makes dry skin feel silky. It is really good for any chapped skin. It lasts a long time because yo do not have to use much of it. My has lasted approximately four months.

        --- Price ---
        The lotion costs £8.00. In my opinion, this is very well priced. It lasts a long time and is a very good product so I would definitely buy it again!

        --- Conclusion ---
        I do recommend this product, although I realise that the smell may not be everybody's cup of tea. I think this is a very good product on the basis of its moisturising abilities and texture.

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          19.02.2012 17:47
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          A fantastic product for a brilliant price!

          I first tried this body lotion in store a few years ago. I would always admire the lovely smell and texture but would always say "Oh...I'll buy it next time". Oh how I regret putting it off for so long!

          --- Design ---
          The bottle is plastic and quite large, approximately 15cm height and 5cm diameter. The bottle is operated by a pump located at the top of the bottle. The Body Shop logo is clearly but delicately displayed in the top left hand corner. The lotion is named Mango Whip Body Lotion. The name and description are also written in French, underneath. The bottle contains 250ml. The colour of the lotion is a soft creamy yellow, but not too bright.

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          To apply the lotion just pump the top once or twice. Either rub together in your hands before applying or apply straight from the bottle. It is very simple and quick as the pump is not stiff.

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          The first thing you notice about the lotion is the smell. It smells GORGEOUS!!!! There is a soft mango smell and it is not overpowering. It smells exotic and instantly makes me think of a beautiful beach. It feels creamy and thick but in reality is it light and lets my skin breathe. My skin always stays moisturised for hours after. This lotion makes skin really smooth, soft and a pleasure to touch. This product is really good for dry skin. It moisturises really well and stops skin from drying out, especially in the winter during the cold months. Because you only need to pump the bottle once or a maximum of twice, the lotion lasts a really long time. I have had mine for over four months and I use it at least once a day.

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          The lotion costs £8.00. Considering that it lasts a long time, this is really well priced! If you are buying this as a gift...even better! It is well worth the price!

          --- Conclusion ---
          I 100% recommend this product. It is so worth it! I have got so much pleasure out of using it. The smell, texture and benefits make this product perfect!

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          26.01.2012 21:21
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          Fantastic product if slightly overpriced!

          In the past, I had heard lots about this hand cream. It had loads of great reviews in magazines and had won many awards. Finally, I decided to test it out for myself...and I was very happy with the result!

          The hand cream comes on a small, 30ml metal tube. It is not a great amount but they are also available in 150ml tubes. The small tube is great for a handbag as it is the perfect size, whereas the large one is good to keep at home. The cap is a screw on one. This is not that convenient if your hands are slippery from the cream. There is not much to say about the design - it is pretty basic. The colour of the tube is a metallic silver and the label is brown and blue. It is minimalistic and classy.

          The smell of the hand cream very nice. Shea butter is a butter extracted from the shea nut. It is similar to cocoa butter. This is definitely reflected in the smell! You can almost smell the smooth, richness of it. The smell is almost a mix of coconut, cocoa butter and nuts. It is truly a lovely smell.

          The colour of the hand cream itself is a creamy white, bordering on beige. It is quite thick - almost like a butter. It is easy to rub in to your hands and is absorbed quickly. I love this cream because it makes my hands so soft! My hands feel instantly replenished and moisturised! When my hands were extremely chapped this Winter, this hand cream healed them incredibly! My hands never feel greasy after applying this, which is brilliant!

          My only negative is the price. The 30ml tube costs £7.50 and the 150ml tube costs £17.50. I would say that it is overpriced...but it is definitely worth it!

          I 100% recommend this product! I love it! I am completely reliant on this. I cannot rave about it enough!

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            26.01.2012 18:30
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            Very good product - ideal for travelling!

            I received these Simple facial wipes in a bundle of products with a magazine subscription. I haven't used them much as I save them for travelling.

            Design:
            The pack is similar to a wet wipe packet. Each pack contains 25 wipes. The product and is only available in this size. The packet is white, with bright green and pink. It is very colourful and appealing to women or teenage girls, much like the other products in this range. The pack is small and compact making it perfect for travelling!

            How to Use:
            To use the product, all you need to do is take a wipe and rub it on your face. It is that Simple! Although these wipes are not strictly for eyes, I find that it takes eye make up off as well! It is great for travelling!

            Product:
            Each wipes is very big, which is great. You can use it for your face, neck or eyes. The wipes are white and folded. They have no smell. The wipes contain Zinc PCA to absorb excess oil and chamomile to soothe skin. They contain an antibacterial and do not contain any perfume or colour.

            What is it really like?
            As stated above, using the wipes could not be simpler. The large size makes cleansing easy. The wipes are very smooth and soft so they do not irritate the skin. They are very moist as well so you really do get all the benefits! There is no need to wash your face afterwards. I find that once I use it, my skin feels fresh, clean and smooth. My skin also looks much more awake and youthful. It successfully removes all oils so my skin feels nice and soft with being oily. I would not say that these wipes prevent me from getting spots and they do not seem to make a difference. However, they clean my skin fantastically and are great for travelling or using if I have nothing else!

            Price and Availability:
            This face wash costs £3.85. They are available at most retailers such as Boots, Superdrug or supermarkets. It is easy to find and is not too pricey.

            Conclusion:
            This is a very good product. It cleans my face very well and removes all oils. I doesn't prevent spots or breakouts but it is not a product I would use everyday. I always take it with me when I go away as it is light and contains 25 in a pack. It even removes eye make up such as waterproof mascara so I don't need to take eye make up remover with me as well or cotton wool! I would definitely recommend this as I have not come across any other wipe on the market which as as good or better!

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              26.01.2012 17:35
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              Very good product for a very good price!

              I received this Simple face wash with a magazine subscription. It was the first Simple product I had tried and I was not disappointed.

              Design:
              The tube is triangular and squeezy, with a large cap on the end. It holds 125ml of the product and is only available in this size. It is white, with bright green and pink. It is very colourful and appealing to women or teenage girls.

              How to Use:
              To use the product, you need to wash your face with water and make sure that it is left wet. Then, squeeze a dollop of the face wash onto your hands and rub in circular motions onto your face. After you have washed well, rinse off and dry.

              Product:
              The product is clear with almost a gel like consistency. It has minute white beads inside. The face wash contains Zinc PCA - to absorb excess oil, Chamomile - which is a skin soothing anti-irritant and Witch Hazel - which tones and tightens pores. It also contains a natural antibacterial and does not contain any perfume or colour.

              What is it really like?
              It is really easy to apply the face wash. You do not need much so it lasts a really long time. It is easy to massage it into the skin. It feels really nice and soothing. It quickly lathers up. Once I wash it off, my skin feels really clean and fresh. It successfully removes all oils so my skin feels nice and soft with being oily. My face always looks really bright and awake which I love! Seeing as it is called "Spotless Skin", you would expect your skin to be completely clear. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a product that 100% stops spots! However, this product is very good and one of the best I've tried! I do find that I have less spots, perhaps due to the fact that my skin is less oily! I use this product to every evening to remove my make up and it does it excellently! I am sure that if I did not use this, I would have much more spots and blackheads!

              Price and Availability:
              This face wash costs £3.99. It is available at most retailers such as Boots, Superdrug or supermarkets. It is easy to find and is not too pricey. One of the best qualities about this product is that it lasts for so long. I have had mine for almost a year! This makes the price tag so worth it!

              Conclusion:
              I think that this is a fantastic product! It is great for all types of skin, including sensitive skin! Simple products are very kind and gentle to skin! I 100% recommend this product! It is fantastic! Definitely worth it!

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            • Annexed - Sharon Dogar / Junior Book / 19 Readings / 18 Ratings
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              An average read but I wouldn't rave about it

              Imagine living in a confined space with seven other people for over two years. Imagine having your privacy shattered. Imagine that every breath, movement and thought is heard by everyone around you - yet the fear of being heard remains. That is what Anne Frank had to face every day. She dealt with this by writing in her world acclaimed diary. A diary that has been read by millions of people in 67 different languages. So how - and why - would anyone go and change that, by writing a new diary from the perspective of the boy who loved her, to use the book's slogan. Imaginably, it's a difficult task to go about. Not just in the sense of writing it, but, also in the sense of whether it is morally correct or even offensive.
              Annexed follows the life of Peter van Pels, from the day he goes into hiding until the day of his death in Mauthausen concentration camp. Throughout the book, Peter deals with his emotions towards the others in hiding, ranging from anger, hatred and love. Peter also matures throughout the book, as would be expected from a 15 year old. This means that much of the book involves - and is centred around - detailed descriptions of common teenage issues.

              Writing Anne Frank's diary from Peter's perspective is an interesting idea, especially as the amount of information existing about Peter is very limited. This approach might even be tactical as it might appeal to boys more than the original diary. Boys may feel more encouraged to read if they can identify with the main character. The book also captured the emotions of the people in hiding very well and the projection of those emotions was well delivered. Throughout the book, if Peter was feeling frustrated, claustrophobic or hopeless, you would feel his pain. Some paragraphs in the book are very well expressed, where the torment and anguish of the situation really comes through. This makes certain parts particularly engaging but I cannot say that it holds throughout the book.
              One aspect that I did very much like in the book, was the interweaving chapters. Every few chapters which takes place in the annexe, the book reverts back to the opening, where Peter is in the concentration camp. The effect that this gives is a great addition. First of all, the reality of the situation really pushes through. It shows that however bad the annexe was, nothing was worse than the concentration camp. It also shows the contrast between Peter as a boy and Peter when he was forced to be a man. It highlights Peter's growing maturity, and difference between his character before and during his suffering. It also accentuates how throughout the book, Peter becomes more and more like his character in the concentration camp and leaves behind his childish and ungrateful self.

              A frequent annoyance in the book is repetition. On many occasions, repeats sentences for effect. I think that it is a brilliant device when well used but Annexed worked it in too many times. Rather than portraying a sense of urgency and helplessness, it seems to drone on, and is quite tiresome to read. It turns paragraphs from being gripping into a task to read. Other grammar devices that were used were also exasperating. There were too many rhetorical questions to have the desired effect. Rhetorical questions were used in almost every chapter to the point where it cut the reader off from the character. By having a narrative, where the character acts as if no one is listening, the reader instantly feels isolated from the character. Any intimacy or connections between the reader and the character are insignificant and 'erased'. While having rhetorical question is always a clever device, it should only be used when it can be used correctly. Peter is portrayed as not very articulate, which counteracts with Anne, who is very much so. This inability to put his feelings into words disrupts descriptive paragraphs and you constantly have this feeling that Peter is holding back. Even in his narrative you were deprived of a description of his emotions. Short sentences were also irritating. Likewise, they should only be used when they can be used well. The short sentences left me wondering whether Peter was capable of articulating sentences that consisted of more than six words. Rather than these devices having an engaging affect on the reader, it actually did the opposite.
              Another frustrating element was that there was nothing to work with. Each chapter seemed like a repeat of the last. After all, what was expected when they were in hiding for two years, doing the same things every day. After a while, it got difficult to differentiate between chapters, as they had all seemed to merge into one.

              Annexed has also come under scrutiny for whether it is right to have written a book like it. Were there more information about Peter, and it were more accurate, I think it would have been more morally correct. However, as there is a lack of information, I don't think it is correct to assume he was a certain way. I also don't think that it is fair to judge Peter from Anne's perspective. Much of the background from Peter's character originated from Anne's diary. This isn't at all a just way of getting an accurate character, as Anne was a very selective and harsh person. Her descriptions of other people in the annexe are often stretched and exaggerated. Anne might have thought of Peter completely differently than how he was in reality. Of course, there is also the aspect of whether it is correct to put words into somebody's mouth - especially someone who died in such circumstances. Many people say that this book crossed the line of respect that should have been shown. They believe that an ordeal such as Peter's earns him a higher level of respect that should be regarded.

              I think that Annexed set out to be a promising book, but the way it was written let it down. The idea was there, but the execution compromised on the quality. I feel that the book was just a re-telling of Anne Frank's diary and that nothing new was really added. I think that if someone were to read Annexed without having read the diary, they would enjoy it but for anyone who has previously read the diary it would be a disappointment. Certain sections were interesting and worth reading but many sections did not live up to the high standards of the original diary. All in all, it was quite a pointless read.

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              A very good product - highly recommended

              Wella Sp Just Men Maxximum Tonic really is a lifesaver!

              It claims that it contains caffeine, biotin and lauric acid that should stimulate the blood circulation of your scalp. Therefore, you should see a significant reduction in hair loss. I can firmly say that I do not doubt them!

              The product design is very sleek. The black bottle would make any man feel like he is using a masculine product - reducing any embarrassment normally associated with buying anti-hair loss products!

              I find that it is really easy to apply this product. You need to apply after shampooing and towel drying your head, and gently massage in. It is vital that you do not rinse. They state that this product can be used in cases of hair loss and also as a preventative. The product feels really nice and almost has a cooling effect.

              Using this product has definitely stopped my hair loss due to stress. I see a significant reduction and it has really boosted my confidence.

              The only negative is the price tag. At a pricey £20.55 at most retailers, it does not come cheap! However, many value their hair as very important. You can get this product from most beauty retailers and on online websites such as lookfantastic.com. I have also heard that some others have not found this product helpful at all. I think it works differently on everybody, and some will find it helpful; some will not.

              Overall, I do recommend trying this product.

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            • Lexmark X2620 / All in one Printer / 10 Readings / 10 Ratings
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              A very good printer for your everyday needs

              Design:
              The first thing you notice about this Lexmark all-in-one printer is its design. It is not big and does not takes up a lot of space. The white/grey colour combination gives it a very slick look.

              Installation:
              Installing the printer is very easy. The printer comes with an installation CD-rom, which provides the installation software. It is easy and quick to do it. The printer has two cables attached, one to plug into an electricity source and another which plugs into a USB socket on any computer or laptop.

              Cartridges:
              This printer uses two cartridges; one black and one colour. The cartridges are standard ones. They can be inserted by lifting up a lid. It is very easy to replace them and they generally last a long time (around three to four months). Each cartridge usually costs approximately £10-£15 and is available from any electronics shop.

              Printing:
              Printing is easy to do. Once you select the option on a computer, printing takes a few seconds to start. Printing is not slow but is not very quick either. I would describe it as a moderate speed. The quality is very good on normal A4 paper. I have never tried printing on photo paper or any other kind of paper, so I couldn't tell you what it is like.

              Copying:
              Same as above, copying happens at a moderate speed. I would have preferred it to be faster. You can choose to copy it in either black or colour and select 1 copy up to 99 copies.

              Scanning:
              The printer scans relatively well. It does not take long and the image appears on the computer screen after a short amount of time. My one complaint is that the image can sometimes acquire a slight reddish/sepia tint. You only really notice this with pictures or documents with a lot of colour, though. Back and white documents come out fine.

              Price:
              The price, for an all-in-one printer, is very good. At most retailers, it is priced at approximately £55. For all its functions, it is actually quite a bargain. This printer is available at retailers such as PC World and other electronics shops.

              Overall:
              I definitely recommend this printer if you are looking for a low-maintenance printer to meet your everyday needs.

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              • Essie Wicked 249 / Make Up / 11 Readings / 11 Ratings
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                Fantastic nail varnish - highest recommendations!

                I am a die hard Essie fan! No nail varnish can beat Essie. My favourite shade is Wicked.

                Colour:
                The colour is a deep, rich purple, which is perfect for winter. It has a slight shimmery sheen which is subtle, but makes a difference.

                Application:
                It is very easy to apply the nail varnish. The brush is a good size and three to four strokes normally does the trick. I find that the consistency is really great - not too thick, not too watery - and one coat is sufficient. Of course, to get a richer, deeper colour, a second coat works brilliantly! I usually apply a top coat as well.

                How long does it last?
                Essie nail varnish normally lasts a week plus, without any chipping. My nail varnish often lasts me almost two weeks! If it is applied to my toes (where there is less chance of it being chipped), it has often lasted me over three months! It is very easy to remove with nail varnish remover and cotton wool, and does not stain, providing that you have not left it on for too long without a base coat. Staining does depend of the colour as well, however, staining (the little is has occurred) has often stopped after a few days.

                Final words:
                I highly recommend Essie nail varnish! Although it is pricey (prices are often around £9 in the UK - in the USA they are half the price!), it is worth every penny! The colour is brilliant and it always looks professional. It lasts a long time and does not get ruined! I cannot praise this product enough!

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                16.01.2012 23:08
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                A wonderful shower cream - highly recommended!

                This shower cream really is paradise!
                First of all, the smell is incredible. It is like being on some exotic beach. The smell reminds me of coconut and shea butter and is gorgeous!
                The consistency is really nice. It is silky and creamy but not too thick. It lathers really easily when mixed with water and you only need to use a little bit.
                I find that it cleans really well. It leaves skin feeling really smooth and soft and removes any body odours. It leaves skin smelling gorgeous!
                I love the little pieces of coconut! It is such an unusual idea and almost acts like an exfoliator! The shower cream is a light brown/beige colour. It is very appealing to the eye.
                At quite a reasonable price of £2 at most retailers, it is not too expensive but offers affordable luxury! It is widely available at Boots, supermarkets and other retailers (such as Superdrug).
                The packaging is very good. It does not look like a premium product - meaning that I wouldn't give it as a present to anyone - but it is much nicer than loads of other products on the market. The tube is triangular, and the cap is at the bottom. The cap is a standard one, and is very easy to use in the shower when your hands are wet, as it isn't slippery.
                I would recommend this to anyone who loves a wonderfully smelling shower cream which cleans skin and leaves it feeling refreshed! Although I wouldn't buy this as a Christmas present or anything like that, I would certainly buy this for myself as it is a wonderful, premium product with a cheap price tag!

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              • Breville VKJ385 / Kettle / 14 Readings / 13 Ratings
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                10.01.2012 22:29

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                An excellent kettle that it efficient and time-saving!

                I bought this kettle one year ago from Sainsbury's for £19.99.
                I highly recommend this kettle. I have had no problems with it at all.

                It is easy to open and close the lid while at the same time being secure. I use filter water in the kettle as it doesn't filter the water itself. The water capacity of the kettle is excellent (it holds 1.5L) and I have never had to boil it twice. The boiling time can take between 1-4 minutes depending on how much water you are boiling. The nozzle has a wire filter on the end to prevent anything the isn't water being poured - not that this normally happens. A good quality of this kettle is that it keeps the heat in, so even if you boiled your kettle quite a long time ago, the water will still be hot. It will often still be hot even 20 minutes after it has been boiled. The stainless steel make the kettle easily cleanable and looks sheek in any kitchen, especially a modern one. The kettle plugs into a regular socket with ease.

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                08.01.2012 20:56

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                Not a great mat but better than nothing

                This mat was on special offer at Sainsbury's after the Christmas period. I bought these mats as they were half price and it seemed like a bargain. Normally priced at £7.99, the mats were well priced even before special offer.
                When I opened this mat, the first thing I noticed was the smell. The mat gave off an odour of burnt plastic foam. It was awful but I thought that it would eventually stop smelling.
                When I next tried to use the mat, I found it incredibly slippery. I couldn't do a exercise that involved moving very much as I found that I slid all over the place. It was ok for floor exercises but nothing beyond that.
                I liked the colour (it was blue), however, it is only available in blue. It would be better if they were more diverse with their colours. Their other exercise equipment wasn't co-ordinated with this, so if you are looking to buy equipment to look like a set, this isn't very useful.
                The price was very good, but if I were faced needing another exercise mat, I wouldn't buy this one again. I ended up returning the mat and buying a different one that I found for £3 more. Not a terrible loss considering that I could actually breathe without the stench!
                This mat is available on the Sainsbury's website and in some Sainsbury's shops. As it is not the most popular item, it may be difficult to find. I would recommend buying this online rather than in store.
                Take my advice - buy your exercise mat from someplace else!

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