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      21.04.2015 23:29
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      Lots of fun and recommended

      The prince comes in a little blue and yellow box which has three clear panels on which makes it really easy to see the product. His little pink button nose protrudes out of the end of the box so even before taking his out of the box, Lauren was able to press this to hear him speak. Lauren already had a princess hamster so I as immediately drawn to purchasing the prince, that along with the fact that he is a nice lilac colour. His fur also has a few white patches on his sides, nose and ears which contrasts really nice.

      The main function of the hamster is that is runs around the floor all on its own; along his back are two buttons (which you cannot see due to his fur but you can feel them), the button closed to his head is talk mode, so when pressed, he will just chat along to himself, the other button is located right at the bottom of his back, this operates explore mode. This is the one that definitely provides the most fun, by pressing this when the prince is on the floor, he starts to run around the floor. Unlike a lot of toys, the button in his nose also acts as a sensor so if the Prince reaches an obstacle or dead end, he will simply reverse and run off in a different direction. Lauren loves to sit and make obstacle courses for her hamsters and will play with hours.

      One of her favourite activities is playing with our new puppy and her hamsters, he doesn't quite know what to make of the hamsters and follows them around making silly noises at them, Lauren finds this hilarious and cant stop giggling which is lovely to hear (I must admit, I find it quite funny too).

      As with most wheeled toys, the Prince definitely works better on hard flooring a he whizzes around our dining room, he still works ok on carpets, just a little slower.

      Prince Dashington has a RRP of around £9.99, as I mentioned earlier, the range isn't as popular anymore so quite often, these are discounted. I purchased mine from The Entertainer where they were priced at £1.99 each. There are lots of different hamsters available all priced around the same, there are also lots of accessories too such as hamster balls, cars and houses.

      I would definitely recommend Prince Dashington, he has proven very popular with Lauren and gets 5 out of 5 stars from us.

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      20.04.2015 22:40
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      Great for knowing your weight

      The scales are part of the Colourmatch range which is available from Argos, both online and in store and they retail at £12.99.

      Despite the low price tag, the glass is quite chunky and it gives them a quality feel and they don't feel like they would break when I stand upon them. The glass plate measures 30cm x 30cm so they are quite a decent size. To the top of the scales is a little LED display which shows you your weight, this can be either in stones or KG (you can change by switching a little button on the underside) I prefer to use stones.
      Before standing on the scales, they have to be activated, the instructions advise you to tap them slightly, wait for the LED display to set to zero and then get on them, I find the best way to 'wake them up' is to actually push the top of them slightly with my foot and then get on. When I stand on the scales, they automatically start to calculate my weight, once it has balanced out, my weight flashes on the screen and stays there for about 30 seconds before disappearing however if I step off the scales, this disappears within around 5 seconds.

      The LED display is operated by a little cell button battery which is included in the price, we have only had the scales around a month so I cant really comment yet on how long these last however the scales do have an auto shut-off when not in use so if they are anything like the scales I have at home, these should be quite long lasting.
      So far, I have found the scales to be pretty accurate and inline with what my home scales say (which I found to be reliable in the past), I try to keep them in same place on the floor as with the caravan floor being made from wood (and has a carpet on top), there is a bit of difference if I move these around however I think this is more to do with the flooring rather than the quality of the scales. It is worth noting that the scales do have a maximum eight usage of just under 24stone (approx. 150kg).

      So far, I am quite happy with the scales and I would definitely recommend, they would get 5 out of 5 stars from me.

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    • Zanussi WJD1667W / Washer Dryer / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      19.04.2015 18:59
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      • "Cleans well"

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      A good clean wash

      We paid around £279 for this a few years back from Currys. Installation was really easy, my husband managed to this within around 10minutes as all he needed to do was plug in the cold water and drainage pipes. It is front loading machine and the opening is quite large with a decent sized clear plastic panel to the front. I would say that the machine is of standard size, is measures around 85cm tall, 55cm deep and 60cm wide.

      It has several features: Pre-wash, Quick wash, AA40: This is the energy efficient wash, Night wash start delay and Spin only. When we first looked at the washer, it did look a bit confusing as there are quite a few buttons to the front. The first row of buttons determines what type of clothes you are washing such as cottons, wools etc, the second row is for the temperature, the third is the spin speed, the next is the option available on the wash such as pre-wash, AA40 (more efficient). All these buttons are grey in colour, when I want to use the washer, I simply turn is on by pressing the large on/off button situated in the top right hand corner, and then work my way across the different buttons and then press start. Above each of the buttons are a series of options, for example, above the fabric button it has listed 'cottons, synthetics, delicates, wool and hand wash, when I press the fabric button, it will automatically default to the setting at the top of the list which is cottons (a little green light appears at the side), if I want the next setting, I just press the grey button again.

      Along the front of the machine, there are then two orange buttons which relate to the drying, the first is for the type of clothes and the machine determines the temperature and duration based on the type and the next just differentiates between cottons or synthetics. Just like the washing button, all I need to do is turn the machine on, press the button, it will then illuminate one of the setting down the side, if I want one lower down, just keep pressing the button until you reach you desired setting and then press start.

      I do find the washing machine is very quiet when in use on most of the settings, I only really know it's when it's draining. For all the cycles I have used, I have been pleased with the results; my clothes always come out looking nice and clean, even the heavily soiled chef whites and Laurens clothes from when she was younger and weaning. On the odd occasion I have used the dryer, this too has performed well.

      I would recommend this washer and it gets 5 out of 5.

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      19.04.2015 12:36
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      Keeps the crows feet away

      This retails for just under £25 for a 10ml pot so it is quite expensive.

      What I like about this brand is that they use completely natural ingredients and do not test on any animals. Also, they boast that where possible, they try and obtain most of their ingredients from certified biodynamic and organic sources. This particular product contains natural products such as apricot oil, jojoba oil, beeswax and carrot.

      The cream comes in a little white pot which in similar in size to a pot of lip balm from the Body Shop and it topped with a screw top lid. The pot has the product brand in thin black lettering and has a gold and yellow band around the bottom. I must admit, the pots design of the pot is a little boring. Upon removing the lid, you are greeted with a bright orange product; I assume the colouring is due to the carrot and apricot ingredients.

      Unlike other eye creams I have tried in the past, Dr Hauschka advises you to only use this one a day, in a morning after you have cleansed and toned. You need a tiny amount of the cream, about the size of a grain of rice for each eye, with this in mind; the cream does last a long time. I remove the cream from the pot with my fingers and then rub it together for a few seconds to soften the product up (it is quite a solid product, similar to that of a lip balm). I then start to apply around the contour of each of my eyes, taking great care not to pull on my skin as we I know that the skin around eyes is thinner that other parts of my face. One thing to note is that you do have to leave your skin alone for a good 10minutes before you start applying any makeup, I didn't do this the first time and it wasn't a pretty sight.

      After applying, I found that the cream sat really comfortably on my skin and it didn't irritate them in any way, despite the orange colour, it looked completely cream on my skin and the smell of the product disappeared really quickly (which I was glad about as it smelt of raw vegetables).

      I would say that this definitely did a great job at brightening up my eyes, the skin appeared tighter with less wrinkles and I would say that the puffiness I am prone to in a morning was also reduced. I also suffer with dark circles under my eyes, these also appeared to reduce slightly, I think it must be because this is a wax; it seems to reflect the light away.I would recommend this but it is a little expensive so it gets 4 out of 5.

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      • Breo Sports Watch / Watch / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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        18.04.2015 00:04
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        • "Seems popular"

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        • "not the best looking"
        • "Lose times"

        Ok but not the best

        The watch does have quite distinctive look about it and does 'stand out;' I think this is mainly due to the colour choices available. Mine was a really vibrant pink however these are also available in red, white, black, purple, green etc. Over the couple of years I had my watch; the colour didn't fade and still looked in excellent condition when it reached the end of its life.

        The watch doesn't have any kind of clasp and is just a bangle. The length of the watch is 17cm, which I did find a bit of a pain as I don't have the most delicate wrists and hands and it does need a bit of force to get on. The men's version is only 18cm long which doesn't seem a lot and although there is a bit of 'give' in the rubber, I do think there may be a few men that cannot wear this.

        The time is displayed by a LCD digital clock face, I find that the numbers are really clear and just a quick glance at the clock face meant I was able to establish the time. Down the side of the clock face is the product name in bold black writing.
        I'm not quite sure why this is classed as a sports watch as when I read the specifications of the watch, it is clear that this watch doesn't really operate as a sports watch as the only easy accessible functionality it has it telling the time and probably the fact that the material it is made from is a bit more durable and better under impact.

        The biggest problem I had with the watch is its inability to keep the correct time, even over a 24 hour period, the watch seems to loose about 5 to 10 minutes a day. Whilst this might not cause some people a problem, my days at work are built around meetings and tight schedules so if I am late for one meeting, this has a knock on effect for the rest of the day. Another reason I hate this is because I hate being late for anything, however, having said that, it is easy enough to adjust the time, its just annoying having to do so. The battery can easily be replaced if you have a screwdriver small enough to remove the back of the watch face but to be honest, when the battery finally packed up completely last year, I decided not to replace.

        I will say that although I wasn't that keen on mine, Breo must be doing something right as there was a period that wherever I went, I spotted someone wearing one of them!
        Overall, the watch is OK but just not to my liking and due to the couple of niggles I had, it only gets 3 out of 5 stars from me.

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      • Sylvanian Familles Panda / Doll / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        17.04.2015 23:47
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        • "Good set"

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        Panda fun

        The set of four figures retails for around £15 and is widely available in most toy shops and online from places such as Amazon, eBay etc. Lauren has loved Sylvanians since I gave her set of pig triplets at the age of three and I have noticed that the range often gets discounted during the summer months so this is when I tend to stock up ready. I picked these up from Amazon at a cost of £7.85 which I think made them quite a good purchase.

        The pandas come in a small blue and white box which has a large clear panel to the front so you can see exactly what you are getting for your money. One of Laurens favourite aspect about the set is that to the back of the box is a little explanation story about each member of the family along with their name, she always tried to remember their names but I can guarantee within a couple of hours of me throwing the box away, she has made her own up. One of the reasons why I like this element so much is reading is one thing Lauren doesnt enjoy doing therefore anything that gets her wanting to read, gets a tick in my book.

        The name of the family is the Bamboo family, it consists of four figures, mother Alexandra, father Bertram, brother Cane and sister Clarice, each member of the family is dressed in cute little outfit which can be removed completely and interchanged with other Sylvanian Family. The outfits are a little old fashioned in style, for example the mother is wearing a pink and white lace pinafore however I think this adds to their cuteness. The interchanging of outfits is another one of Laurens favourite things, she loves to change their outfits and I feel it helps develop her fine motor skills, I remember when she was younger, she couldn't manage this on her own yet with lots of practise, she has now mastered this perfectly.

        From looking at the animals, there is no doubt what they are mean to be, the have white faces with black circles around their eyes, black ears, eyes and legs. The mother and father measure around 8cm tall, and the brother and sister around 2cm shorter. All the animals have moveable arms and legs which means that can be put in different poses such as sitting, waving, pushing the pushchairs or driving the car. When Lauren plays with these, her imagination goes into overdrive, I love to watch her relive real-life situations, just the other day she her Sylvanians were having an Easter Egg hunt.

        I would definitely recommend this set and it gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.

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        • Ikea Malm Chest: 6 Drawers / Furniture / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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          17.04.2015 22:16
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          • "Stylish and modern"
          • "Excellent price"

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          A fab set of drawers

          The Malm range is exclusive to Ikea and can be purchased online or in store, we chose the white units as I felt these were more suitable for Laurens room and they are currently priced at £79. Ikea does have a stock checking facility if like me you want to check they have stock before making a wasted journey however you cannot reserve online. What I will say is Malm is one of their popular ranges and in the past, we have looked at them several times and there was always plenty of stock.

          This unit is called a 6drawer unit, however it is only 5drawers in height, the top drawer area is split in two (hence you get six drawers in total). Once fully assembled, is measures 80cm (w) x 48cm (d) x 123cm (h) so it is a really good size, it is quite tall and although Lauren can reach into the top drawer, she cannot really reach any items on top of the unit so I always that I put things on top of there that she doesn’t play with too often.

          One thing that struck me about this unit was the depth of the drawers, the really are the deepest I have come across, each drawer is around 23cm deep so they can hold quite a lot (and only have the one child and a mum that loves shopping, it’s a good job). The design of the drawers is also quite different, they don’t have any handles, instead, they have are opened by a slant which acts as a lip across the top of each drawer, this means there is nothing for Lauren to bang herself or catch herself on. As the lip runs the whole length of the drawer, you can open it from any angle.

          The drawers are really easy to pull open too, they are on metal runners which does mean they slide in and out effortlessly and the drawers also feature a little stopper which means that they cannot be pulled out of the unit without lifting so I don’t have to worry out Lauren pulling them on top of her. I would say that the base of each drawer is quite sturdy too, one of the drawers keep all of her shoes in and the base it still intact and hasn’t bowed in any way (I have had the bottom fall out of a lot of previous drawers).

          I would definitely recommend this unit and the range, they are stylish, sturdy, spacious and an excellent price so they get 5 out of 5 stars from me.

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          17.04.2015 16:38
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          Leaves my clothes smelling lovely and fresh

          I love the smell of freshly washed clothes but for some reason, no matter what brand of washing powder of softener I use, when I come to put my freshly washed clothes on, I cannot smell it anymore. Whilst moaning about this to my mum, she recommended trying a fragranced water in my iron (and I had never heard of this before so the next time I went to Asda, I had a look at what they had available and picked this.

          The water is widely available in most supermarkets, discount stores and I even noticed this is Superdrug the other week. It is priced at around £1 for a 1litre bottle which I think is quite a good price.
          There are lots of different fragrances available and they are very similar to the fabric conditioners in the same range, at the time I was using the same fragrance in the fabric softener so I decided to pick this version.

          The water comes in a clear plastic bottle which is topped with a pink lid and has a pink themed label to the front, it looks very similar to a bottle of fabric softener except for the fact that the liquid inside is clear (as it is water). Not only is the water designed to infuse your clothes with fragrance as you iron, it is also designed to help make ironing a little easier, to be honest, I didn’t know it did this until I read the instructions on the back of the bottle. Apparently, the water is also meant to be really good for your iron as it helps prevent lime-scale which just adding tap water would, I assume this is because the water has things added to it.
          The first thing I tested was the smell, upon removing the lid, the water definitely smelt lovely, just like I would have expected it too so I quickly added to the water well in my iron. Upon using, I the smell was present almost immediately; it smelt of fresh Lily (which is one of my favourite smells) mixed with a sweet sugary smell and although it wasn’t as strong as when I smelt in the bottle, it still lingered around for quite a while.
          Several hours after using this, I went back into the room where I had been ironing and I there was still a hint of lily lingering around. The real test came a few days later when I went to wear the clothes, as soon as I opened my wardrobe, the fresh smell came through and best of all, it stayed on my clothes for the rest of the day.

          I would definitely recommend this water, it left my clothes smelling lovely and fresh and therefore this gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.

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          17.04.2015 14:46
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          Makes my ironing board look like new

          When it comes to ironing board covers, I seem to do something wrong as within a year or too, they are to rip or come away from the ironing board. Previously, I would just buy a new ironing board as I didn’t realise there was such a thing as a replacement cover until I spotted these in Homebase.

          This is a JML cover so it is only available in JML stockist, these include places such as Homebase, Argos, Wilkos and Asda, there are several more so if you look on the JML website, there is a full list. This retails for £6.99, prices are pretty standard as these tend to be set by JML and adhered to by the stores.
          I picked mine up from Homebase as my dad used to work there and pointed it out to me one day.

          The cover is available in several different sizes, and funky colours and patterns, we chose one that has a pretty tame in comparison to some of the others, it is cream with brightly coloured circles on. Adding the cover to my existing ironing board was really easy, the cover as an elasticated underside along with a drawstring underneath so I simply added the cover to my ironing board and pulled the strings together and then it was ready to go. The cover stays in place really well and doesn’t move as I iron. The cover will fit boards which measure up to 130cm in length and 49cm wide.
          As soon as I started to use this, I noticed a difference in the time it took me to iron clothes, the cover is really thick and made up of three different layers, the first is a polyester underlay which ensures that you don’t get the marks from your ironing board coming through to your clothes, the second is a reflective layer which is designed to let you iron both sides at once – by this I mean normally, I would iron the front of a top then turn is over and do the otherside, this this though, the heat reflects back and irons both sides at the same time which is great, especially for someone like me who hates ironing. And finally, is the top layers, this is just material which has a slightly rough feel to it which prevents my clothes from slipping of the ironing board.

          I would recommend this, it is a good quality cover for an affordable price therefore this gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.

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          17.04.2015 10:56
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          A nice night cream but a little expensive

          Every year Santa is kind enough to bring me a selection of beauty gifts which normally consists of No 7 is some kind of format, a couple of years back I received this in one of the sets.
          The cream retails for £24 and it is available both online and in the stores, quite often, the range is subject to promotional offers such at 3 for 2 or £5 off so I would recommend stocking up when these are on. For your money, you get 50ml of night cream, it comes in a little clear glass pot and is topped with a black lid, I would say that the pot does have quite a luxury look to it.
          Upon removing the lid, I am greeted with a white thick cream, I was a little worried this may be a little too thick and it may feel heavy on my skin however upon applying, it does glide easily over my face and neck and a little really does go a long way. The cream has a light fresh floral fragrance to it, which although I don’t really like floral fragrances, I must admit, this smell quite nice but because it is quite light, it isn’t too noticeable either. After applying, it seemed to instantly absorb into my skin, leaving it soft to touch and it didn’t leave that greasy feeling other creams have in the past. It left my skin feeling lovely and soft, even the morning after.


          Boots state that within 4 weeks, results will be noticeable as they boast that the cream will reduce fine lines and boost radiance. In my opinion, this cream most definitely gives my skin a healthier glow to it and my lines are a little less noticeable.

          Overall, I would recommend the cream but because of the steep price tag this gets 4 out of 5 stars from me.

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          16.04.2015 21:36
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          A good value iron

          The iron is widely available from most department stores and supermarkets for around £20. When it comes to irons, to be honest, I didn’t really know what technical information was good or bad but this has the following, so what I did was look at the water capacity, the is 300ml so it does hold quite a bit and also the power, this is 2200watts. This does have a stainless steel base as opposed to a ceramic one and although we have only had for a few months, the base has stayed mark free and hasn’t got any limescale build up on it and is still shiny and smooth.

          Along the top of the iron there are two buttons side by side, the first is to operate a shot of steam (which apparently is 115g/min) and the other is to provide a slight spray of water to help get rid of tougher creases.

          The iron weighs just under 1.2kg which although sounds heavy, it is actually quite light, it is really easy to use and manoeuvre over my ironing board and across my clothes. What I like is that is has quite a long cord, in measures around 2meters to it easily reaches from the plug socked to the end of my ironing board, the iron is also shaped so that the cord can be wrapped around it when not in use. On the underside of the handle, there is a round dial which allows you to change the temperature of the iron, around the dial are different heat settings such as 1 dot, 2 dots or 3 dots.

          As I mentioned earlier, the water tank is quite big holding 300ml of water, I find this is big enough to do a full machine load of washing, even with my excessive use of the steam. The iron does come with a little spouted jug which allows me to fill the iron up easily without spilling water everywhere. If I was to pick one negative about the iron its that the well where the water goes is made from pink plastic and the plastic is quite thick and dark which can sometimes make it a little difficult to see how much water is left in the iron, quite often I have to hold the iron up to the light or the window to see how much water is in.

          I would definitely recommend this iron, we have had for a good few months now and it performs really well so this gets 5 out of 5 stars.

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          14.04.2015 22:01
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          Boots Bargain Wipes

          We recently visited our static caravan and when I got there I realised I had forgotten to take any facial wipes with me so when we went out; I popped into Boots and picked these up.

          ===Price & availability===

          These retail for £1.50 for a pack of 25wipes, there is a promotion running at the minute which is three packets for £3 which makes these quite good value. They are available in store and online, I like Boots offer a free delivery to store when you spend over £20 to.

          ===The wipes===
          According to the packaging, the wipes are suitable for all skin types which is one of the reasons why I chose them as my skin can a quite a mixture with oily bits and dry bits.
          The wipes come in a pale green plastic pack which has a re-sealable clear sticker lid on top. The sticker does quite a good job at resealing and keeps the air out of the pack so that the wipes stay nice and moist.

          Upon removing from the pack, I was quite surprised at how thick the wipes are, despite them being part of Boots 'Essential Range' they do have a bit of a quality feel to them. I have tried the fragrance fee ones from then same range before but these are enriched with cucumber so they do have a slight cucumber aroma to them, this smell is quite fresh and one that I quite like.

          I left one pack of these at the caravan and packed the other two to come home with me so I have been using them for around two weeks now and I am quite impressed with them. They removed my makeup without little effort and they left my skin feeling nice, soft and ready for me to do the next part of my skincare regime. The wipes are also enriched with vitamin E and Aloe Vera and they left my skin feeling wonderfully soft after use.

          ===Overall===

          I would recommend these wipes, they are a little more expensive (when not on offer) to what I would like to pay and for that reason, these get 4 out of 5 stars from me.

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        • Disney Marie Mini Bean Bag / Soft Toy / 8 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          14.04.2015 14:27
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          A lovely soft toy from the Disney Store

          My daughters birthday falls just after Christmas which means she does end up getting a bit of money given to her so we can take her sale shopping and she can pick what she wants, a couple of years back, she picked this up.

          The one we purchased actually comes in a little pink plastic handbag and cost around £10 from the Disney Store (I remember it was reduced from £15 at the time). There are different sized ones available, a medium which costs around £18 and when Christmas comes around, they sell a large one which retails for £40, although this quite often gets reduced to £20. The Marie was have is exclusive to the Disney Store and is available online and in store.

          Lauren goes through phases of watching her favourite film, over and over again and at the time she had this, Aristocats was one that we had watched several times and Marie is one the main characters from the film. Marie measures around 14cm tall and 17cm in length, she is in a standing (on all fours) position and looking forward.
          She is brilliant white (and somehow, 2years later is still pretty white), has a bright pink bow around her neck ad little pastel pink ribbon in her hair. The inner parts of her ears are also white and so is her nose. Her mouth is slightly open and gives her a look as if she is smiling but by far her most striking feature is her brilliantly blue wide eyes. She is very cute and there is no doubt which character she is designed to be.
          Marie's fur is super soft and she has a very cuddly feel to her, what Lauren likes is that unlike other teddies she has, her legs are a little firm which means she stays stood up all the time.
          Lauren loves that fact that Marie comes with a bag as she loves to carry it around everywhere she goes, another film Lauren loves is Beverly Hill Chihuahua and she pretends to one of the women in the film, carrying her around when we go shopping and because she is so light, she doesn't complain that she is 'making her arms ache'. Lauren also likes to pretend Marie is a real cat, setting up her own little pet shop with our real cat, feeding her with her Baby Annabel bottle and cat treats, I would definitely say Marie helps promote imaginative play.

          I would definitely recommend Marie, its one of Laurens favourite teddies, Marie gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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          13.04.2015 14:22
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          A handy storage solution

          The RRP of the car tidy is around £10; it is really quite big, it measures around 57cm x 41cm so it literally covers the whole of back of the seat. You attach it to the back of the passenger or the driver’s seat by two big loops of Velcro, one which goes just below the headrest and the other to the base of the seat. The Velcro is quite thick and to separate needs a little bit of force which is good as it gives me confidence knowing that if Lauren pulled on it too hard, it won't come loose. What I like most about the car tidy is that it has four different sized pockets all of which are fastened at the top with a press stud. The pockets are really quite deep and I can easily fit packets of baby wipes and some toys into both the large pockets and still have some space left.

          Another great feature of the product is because it is made of quite thin material, it can be taken down and folded into quite a small square which takes up little storage space in the car and I am able to remove the car tidy in less than a minute. Although having said that, I have very rarely taken it off. The fabric is both waterproof and machine washable which is great as several times Lauren has tried to get things out of the tidy and ended up with half eaten biscuits on it. I also think it acts as a good seat protector, before I used this, I always ended up with muddy foot prints on the back of the seat which were a nightmare to clean off, if this happens on the car tidy, I just give is a wipe over with a baby wipe and it comes clean.

          The car tidy is meant to be universal and will fit most cars; I have used in both a Vauxhall Zafira and a Ford Focus and found it fits perfectly in both.

          The only complaint I have really about the product is the colour, it is only available in black, I would have loved to have had some brightly coloured version or even a pink one as I think it would look great.

          We have had the car tidy for a few of years now and although Lauren is older now, I still like to fill it with soft toys, books etc so keep her entertained, especially if we are going on long journeys.

          Overall, I would recommend this car tidy, and I would therefore give the product 4 out of 5 stars.

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        • Flower Print Vest / Clothing / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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          13.04.2015 14:16
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          Pretty top for a good price

          Despite having my daughters name in every item of school clothing, things still seem to go missing so recently I had to order some more cardigans to get her through to the end of the term. As I hate paying delivery, I added a few extra things to my basket so that I would qualify for free delivery, this being one of them.

          The top is part of the George range from Asda and is available in store and online at a bargain price of £8. Like I mentioned earlier, there is a delivery charge of £2.95 or its free if delivered to store when you spend over £20 which is the option I went for.

          The top is a nice bright red colour and is covered is small white stars, the print is really vivid and even though I have now washed it several times, the colours are still bright and haven’t bled into each other. The top is made from 100% viscose but does have quite a nice soft feel to it and it is really lightweight.
          It has a scoop neck, which although it is quite low, doesn’t flash too much, and I like the fact that although sleeveless, the straps are quite thick as this seems to slim my shoulders down a bit. I would say it’s slightly longer than a standard top, again I really like this aspect as it seems to flatter my figure better than a shorter top. I tend to wear mine with jeans, both cropped and full length, but I noticed someone at work the other day wearing with black formal trouser and it looks quite nice with those to which I feel makes it a very versatile top. What I really like about the top is that it is quite a floaty loose fit, by this I mean it hangs nicely from my chest and is quite loose fitting to it covers up any bumps or muffin tops. I find it fits nicely under the arms; it isn’t too high nor is it too baggy which I often find with larger sized tops.
          It is available in sizes 8 up to 24 (although a lot of the sizes are now out of stock online). It is also available in several different colours and prints like the one on the image above the next time I am in Asda I will be having a look and pick up some other patterns.

          I would definitely recommend this top, although being sleeveless it is more of a summer top, I can see no reason why this couldn’t be worn in the winter months under a cardigan. I would give it 5 out of 5 stars.
          Thanks for reading.

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