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Not sure why people comment just to say 'not for me' or 'will give this a miss'. Hardly contributing to the review or helping out future readers looking to purchase the item.

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Chanel Antaeus After-Shave Lotion 29/09/2014

Check It Out - Chanel Antaeus

Chanel Antaeus After-Shave Lotion I have the whole Chanel men's range as I used to work there so took advantage of the generous discount that they provided. This is one of the brands under the men's fragrances along with Allure Homme, Allure Homme Sport, Blue, Platinum Egoist and Pour Monsieur, although there are numbered of limited edition brands that have their own set of products. This is a specific smell that has got quite a mixed reaction but personally I love it and it offers something completely different to the others and in fact makes the likes of Allure Homme seem very bland in comparison. The best way to describe the smell is a Leathery musky smell. I mean this is the nicest way possible. It smells of sophistication and class but then that is where the criticism has come in with a few people saying that it smells like an old man's fragrance. By this I assume they mean it smells of something from the 70's or 80's but I disagree. Just because it is different doesn't make it bad. Take Burberry London for example. It is one of the most popular but that for me smells like something from years gone by so I guess it really depends on the individual and that is the beauty with fragrances. So the difference between this and the Eau De Toilette is that that is used directly after shaving to close the pours whilst the latter is used primarily for the smell. But I use them in conjunction with the aftershave before the EDT. However I do use the aftershave more sparingly and in terms of the occasion I would ...

Adidas for Men Body Spray Ice Dive 25/08/2014

Cheap and cheerfull

Adidas for Men Body Spray Ice Dive Not really a specific reason I purchased this product apart from the fact that it was on offer at Superdrug and I was looking for a cheap body spray at the time. So the way this differs from a spray like Right Guard antiperspirant is that it is focused more on the smell rather than preventing sweat. Don't get me wrong it can prevent sweat at the same time but smell is the reason people buy this. I use it as a second product with my right guard and they actually complement each other quite well. The smell I can only describe as a spicy fresh smell. I am not sure where the ice dive name came from. It doesn't have that fresh ice smell and I can only imagine they just picked the name out of a hat. I guess it is possibly from the fact it is a deo spray, so used as a double up effect of smelling nice and having anti-perspirant qualities to keep you cool...ice cool, but then I can't explain the dive part. In terms of when I would use this it is more of a day to day work fragrance. I would never use it on a night out. Not that there is anything wrong with it and I certainly wouldn't be embarrassed about it. It is just that I used to work at Chanel, so have a number of Chanel deodorant which smell on a much higher level compared to this. I have to use them sometime so save them for nights out and the special occasions. This excels at providing good value for money which is why I have it as day time wear. In terms of price we are looking at just £1 which is very good value. It is a ...

Boots Smile Dental Floss Freshmint 24/08/2014

Ensure this is in your cabinet

Boots Smile Dental Floss Freshmint I have been reviewing all my dental products recently and this is the last product I have to review and probably the most simple of them all. I say this as essentially it is just a thread, all be it a very secure thread that doesn't break whilst you are cleaning between your teeth as that could get very messy. So as I was in Boots at the time I did not have a lot of choice, and in fact this was the only floss available with a more expensive non Boots version out of stock. It cost me £1.89 and has easily enough reel for a month's use or much longer. It does really depend on yourself though how long you want it too last. As you may not use it as regularly or more likely you may not use the amount that they prescribe. In terms of the use they recommend that you pull out 30cm from the container. It is very straight forward to cut as there is a little mettle section sticking out that allows you to easily cut the floss, and don't worry this mettle part isn't dangerous as it is designed in a certain way that the sharp part is facing away from you and the outside of it is completely flat and blunt. After this you then have to wrap the ends around your finger in order to get a good grip. This is where it can be deceiving as you think you have cut enough floss but then after wrapping around your fingers for a secure hold you find that you have not cut enough, but with enough experience you will learn what you feel most comfortable with. For the actual use of the product you simply ...

Dentyl pH Icy-Fresh Mint Exhilaration Triple Defence Mouthwash 21/08/2014

A great product

Fifa 13 (PS3) 16/08/2014

Fifa 13 worth a buy if you didn't purchase Fifa 12.

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Toothpaste 10/08/2014

A great alternative

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Toothpaste After a visit to my dentist last year I figured it was time for a toothpaste change. I just felt that my regular Colgate was doing enough and had heard good things about this toothpaste. I was keen to see if it could suddenly change my teeth or well at least make some sort of difference. My dentist recommended this and so off I went and bought it and the rest is history. So I guess first things first I will focus on the taste. Now after using Colgate literally as far back as I remember this was quite a shock to the system but I had been warmed. However some people don't give it a change and forget why they use toothpaste in the first place. Plus after a few goes the taste it improves. There is still the mint taste however as it is primarily baking soda it means that it avoids it being too artificially minty which I don't really see as a bad thing. So on to the main reason I bought the toothpaste. I do feel it is more effective and it leaves my teeth feeling way more fresh than Colgate but I also don't know how much of this is a psychological thing, and if my teeth genuinely look whiter. At the end of the day I think you need to take care of your teeth early on rather than relying on these type of products to make a big difference, but I definitely found this more effective than Colgate but it will hit your wallet harder. In terms of the price you are looking at £3.25 at Boots, but you can get this on offer at times for as low as £2.50 which is what I paid. In comparison ...

Me Against Myself (Parental Advisory) [PA] - Jay Sean 09/08/2014

Check this out if you want to hear a different side to him

SoundMagic E10 09/08/2014

Very good if you are always breaking your earphones

SoundMagic E10 This according to many of the expert reviews online is the best earphones you can get in the £40 range, so did it hold up this statement for me? I can categorically say no, although let me delve in to this a little more. So let's start off with the design of these earphones. In terms of colours you can get a few different options ranging from red and black, gold and black and the pair that I currently have which is silver and black. They don't vary too much but I guess at least it is some options. The advantage of the design here over other earphones in this price range is the cord. It is made out of a different sturdier material and this was one of the prime reasons I bought it. You would not believe the amount of earphones that have gone to waste because the cord has been weak and one of the sides of the earphones had stopped worked. I wanted to put an end to it and these Soundmagics were the solution. It is made out of much firmer material which does not break easily and I have had these for several months now with no damage at all. SO of course the most important thing is the sound and this is the reason these earphones are rated so highly. Now the first time I placed these in my ears there was a noticeable difference from my previous earphones which cost around £15. There was a lot more oomph, the bass was stronger and the treble was much cleaner. I was wondering why I had not converted much sooner. However since then I have listened to many other sets of earphones, ...

Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid 08/08/2014

A Must Have - Dettol

Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid This is one of those products that everyone knows and pretty much every household has, especially if you have young children. It is a product that as the title says is a disinfectant and can be used for a range of different things to cleaning wounds to disinfecting surfaces. However I primarily have only ever used this for the former so the review will be focused on this. It is a very plain plastic bottle, and the liquid is light brown coloured. The best way to describe it is that is looks like a cheap whiskey and probably has the same burn you would get from pouring it over an open wound. So the burn I can say is similar to putting aftershave over a cut from shaving. However saying that the bigger the wound the bigger the burn will be and I remember growing up it could be very painful. But at the same time you have the satisfaction of knowing that the wound has been properly cleaned and closed so of course that is the positive. It definitely works and the burn isn't just the proof of this but also the fact that I have never caught an infection after using it is further proof, but then I may not have caught anything anyway even if I hadn't used it so it is hard to tell. The smell is maybe a bit like Marmite but I think most people would probably find it pleasant. Sometimes when I go for a proper full bath I pour a little of this in and find it quite refreshing and I know it has cleaned me a bit more thoroughly. On that note I must add that when using this for wounds it is ...

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Become The Pickup Master

Asda Vapour Rub 03/11/2013

Why pay more for the same thing?

Phoneshop (DVD) 28/10/2013

We don't run in the high street, we RUN the high street!

Jack Daniel's No.7 Black Label Bot. Early 1990's Tennessee Whiskey 22/09/2013

Mr JD

Profoot Double Cushion Insoles Men 19/09/2013

Treat Your Feet

American Horror Story Season 1 (DVD) 17/09/2013

Would you move to a haunted house?

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