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Wella Shockwaves Texturising Gum 08/02/2007

Bad bad bad boy you make me feel so goood!

Wella Shockwaves Texturising Gum I am always on the search for new hair products as I am never quite satisfied with any of the range I have tried. I came across a product that was on offer in my local supermarket. This is Wella Texturising Gum priced at £1.97 from the Touchable Texturising range. It comes in a small tub containing 75ml. The purpose of this gum is to achieve a 'remouldable undone' look. I do not use this product to achieve this look, but rather for its quality in the ability to hold the hair in the position necessary. The texture is slightly different to that of normal gum, it looks and feels like a lotion but viscous. After taking a moderate amount into the palm of the hand and gently rubbing between your palms, the texture becomes a little drier and becomes a little stickier. The product recommends this is to be applied to dry hair, which is preferable although I have done so with slightly damp hair. It does not take long for the gum to become dry in your hair. Therefore it is essential that you style your hair immediately after applying to the hair. It equally as important to apply enough of the gum depending on your hair. You will understand how much is required with a little trial and error. As I have found, by applying to little the hair does not stay in position for long. Apply enough, and it will last all day, even after a visit to the gym! Even though this product claims to be remouldable, I do not find this is the case but may be due to the manner in which I style my hair. ...

EMartBuy 07/02/2007

It came faster than a speeding bullet

EMartBuy I was asked by an older relative to purchase a memory card on their behalf. Since I would consider myself as computer literate, I have no qualms concerning making purchases over the internet. I believe that I am experienced enough to be able to select a legitimate web site to make a purchase from. Whenever there is a product or service that I need, the internet is the first place of call. Not only does it provide me with the opportunity to find the cheapest retailer, but to also research the product/service itself. My task was to find the most cost effective memory card for a new digital camera. Having examined the camera, which was a Sony, I identified the type of memory card I needed, which was a Sony Memory Stick Duo Pro. The capacity of the memory card was at my discretion dependent on the cost. After searching multiple online retailers, I came across the web site www.EMartBuy.co.uk. I had heard of this web site previously but have had no experience in dealing with them. They were offering the memory card I required at the cheapest price available. After adding the item into the basket, which is simple enough, you are taken to a page with various delivery options depending on the weight. The following prices are applicable for packages weighing less that 0.25kg. Due to the nature of products being sold, it seems to be unrealistic that orders would be over 0.25kg. Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded Delivery £2.35 Delivery in 2-5 days Royal Mail Special ...

Sony EyeToy USB Camera 06/02/2007

I can see you

Sony EyeToy USB Camera I originally purchased the Sony Eye Toy camera for my Playstation 2 when it was first released in the UK market. The reason for purchase was more of a novelty factor rather than a necessity. The EyeToy is a colour digital camera that allows players to interact with games using user motion and sound The EyeToy sits on top of the console or television. The camera is mounted on a pivot, allowing for positioning in all four directions. It is also possible to focus by rotating a ring around the lens. The camera has two very bright lights on the front. A blue light turns on when the PS2 is on, indicating that it is ready to be used, while the red light flashes when there is insufficient light in the room At the time of purchase only one game was available and was sold along with the camera called Eye Toy Play. It contained 12 games in total Initially the reason for making the second purchase was the cost. My friend informed me that they were selling them at a price of £10 at Argos. For such a low cost I asked him to get one for me. The main incentive for this review is my main use of this camera. By downloading drivers which are available via a simple Google search, the camera can be used by a PC since it uses a USB cable to connect. There are two ways in which I can use this camera with my PC. One of them is to take videos with sound. The quality is excellent, which surprised me. In order to be able to use the camera, I use an application such as VirtualDub which ...

E45 Emollient Wash Cream 24/01/2007

You can't wash your itches away

E45 Emollient Wash Cream As a sufferer of psoriasis I was told by my doctor that using natural soap is not good for my skin since it washes away the natural oils that the skin produces. After using ordinary soap the skin becomes very dry and white. In my experience, Dove soap has been the most favourable soap that I have used yet. My doctor suggested using E45 Emollient Wash Cream instead of soap. Being open to using new products I decided to give it a try. This is a soap substitute used for washing dry, itchy skin. It does not change the normal pH of the skin, nor does it dry out the skin. It is used in place of soap for conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and icthyosis The bottle dispenses the cream using a pump method which you spray onto your hand before applying to the skin. I find that I use quite a lot of this in one washing and am constantly having to spray for more cream. It is a very strange feeling to use this instead of soap as its more of a cream than a soap. Due to this, it does not turn into a lather which feels ever so strange. Therefore it doesn't quite leave you with the same clean feeling that soap does. A technique that I use is to apply the cream to the affected areas and then use soap for the rest of my body. Not only does the cream last longer but I actually feel clean afterwards. After washing with this cream there is a noticeable difference compared to using soap. My skin is not so dry anymore after washing, although I cannot say that I notice any ...

Infiniti CD-R 100 Spindle 23/12/2006

Cheap storage for all your burning needs

Infiniti CD-R 100 Spindle I could be described as bit of a computer nerd. Yes I do spend a lot of time on computers, constantly downloading megabytes of information to fill my hard drive holding many gigabytes of data, equating to almost a terabyte. Ok computer talk over with. I download a lot of media over the internet using various applications to do so. I have many reasons for doing so, and find myself constantly battling the amount of available disk space I have versus the amount I download. In order to free disk space, I am constantly having to burn my data onto blank CD's. In addition to this, I enjoy making compilations of my favourite songs to listen to in my car or stereo. In order to achieve this, I sought cost effective media that I can purchase. Since the data I store is not important to me, I don't need to store them in plastic cases that most retail CDs come in. I had seen a friend with what is called a spindle, that is made from plastic, has a base and a long thin centre thought which CDs can fit through. This is ideal and allows me to simply burn and add to the constantly growing pile. I visited a local computer shop and purchased them for approximately £15, which equates to 15p per disk. I believe that if you make the effort, you will find them cheaper online. The disks themselves have a white printable surface, which you can write onto if you have a CD writing pen. I must advise that you should use these pens and NOT a biro as this will scratch the surface and make the ...

Clinique Liquid Face Wash Regular Strength 20/12/2006

Even men moisturise......

Clinique Liquid Face Wash Regular Strength I don't really suffer from acne or anything around my face. I do however get the occasional spot and it always seems to be in the same places. I don't find my face is dry nor is it greasy. Probably due to the increase in male grooming products, I felt that a face wash would be a good place to start to make sure that I don't get these spots, since they tended to be very large and red. A friend had bought an expensive face wash for her boyfriend and since I consider her experienced in the cosmetic department, I went for the same product. It cost me £13 for a 150ml bottle. This is quite expensive, especially compared to other alternatives that I have used. I asked the sales lady whether it was worth spending the extra for this product, but since she worked for the manufacturer she gave be a biased opinion. She did inform me that it was allergy tested and is fragrance free. I decided to give it a go. Before applying it is best to rinse your face with warm water. After doing so, squeeze a small amount into your hand and rub between your hands, creating a soapy residue. Next, rub it all over you face. There is no rough feeling that you experience with exfoliates, its similar to just using soap but feels better than soap. I have found that not much is needed and so the bottle lasts longer than you would expect. After using this regularly I must say that I am happy with its results, I no longer have spots. It is also recommended that you use this before you shave, ...

Tesco Cod Liver Oil 19/12/2006

Eat a lot of junk food? Read on....

Tesco Cod Liver Oil I was on a mission to find a cost effective version of fish oils that I had heard were beneficial. I was looking for Omega 3 fish oils, which I mistakenly thought this product contained. Having purchased the bottle I later realised that they were just Cod Liver Oil capsules! Never mind! The bottle I have is the 550mg version and contains 180 capsules. At the time of purchase, I believe the cost was approximately under a £1, and a quick check online showed it was 79p at time of writing. Since I am aware that my diet could be better, I thought there being no harm in holding onto the bottle at start taking them. Adults and children over the age of 12 are to take one capsule a day and you are advised with a meal. Cod liver oil is supposed to relieve aching muscles and joints. I do not experience any of these symptoms due to my age, but I do regularly visit the gym and do find myself sore on most days. To be honest I have not noticed any difference when doing so, after all this is not supposed to be a magic pill, it's a supplement to your diet. The benefits of cod liver oil are: Increased blood flow Reduced blood pressure Reduced risk of coronary heart disease Bones and teeth vision Healthy skin Arthritis It is free of gluten, yeast, milk derivatives, eggs and sodium which may be important to you if you have a restricted diet. It also contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Each capsule contains: Vitamin A Vitamin ...

Police P-Matrix Watch PL.10811JS/14 19/12/2006

Man, I feel like a woman!

Police P-Matrix Watch PL.10811JS/14 Man, I feel like a woman! Just over a year ago I felt the need to buy a new watch. My old model was very old and had multiple scratches, some very deep. I like wearing jewellery and normally tend to wear golden items. At the time I wore a unique gold bracelet and ring. My previous watch had gold elements to it so they all matched. Therefore I found myself biased towards gold watches. The criterion was not that the watch must be gold, but it must also be different and stand out, but not excessively. Having had a brief look online, I went to various jewellery stores in my local town centre. I find that wearing and seeing something in the flesh provides a much more realistic feeling that simply an image online. After seeing a variety of watches, one had caught my eye. However it was not gold, but I really did like it. I made a mental note to come back if I did not find anything decent elsewhere. I didn't find anything and returned to the store. As you can see from the image, the watch is aesthetically appealing. Some may thing it is over the top, however I think it is just right. I feel comfortable wearing at all times and feel that it is acceptable to wear whatever the occasion. Since my purchase, many people have commented on the watch, much to my pleasure. Before writing this review I searched for an image of the watch. I searched Google Images but was unable to find anything and tried visiting the online version of the shop I had bought it from, H ...

Dermol 500 18/12/2006

Itchy & Scratchy

Dermol 500 For a number of years I have been suffering from psoriasis. During this time it has come and gone and is something that is incurable. One thing that I have noticed is that during the less stresser times of my life, the surface area that psoriasis covers reduces, but at a very slow rate. I have large patches on my legs which have been with me most of my adult life. It doesn't look nice and at times can be extremely itchy, so much that I can scratch till it bleeds. Most people around me scold me for scratching, but until you experience it you don't know how it feels. It feels sore and very sensitive and just a light graze can sometimes rips the skin away. At the time of writing I don't have much on my arm, just a little around my elbow. During an extremely stressful time, I had it all over my arms, hands legs and back. It is something that does stand out and because I only wear short sleeve T-shirts, it stands out. It is something that I am conscious of, but simply brush off since there isn't much I can do about it. The creams that I have been described it help control it, although it feels like a losing battle. Dermol 500 is a large pump action bottle that contains "an antimicrobial emollient and moisturiser for the management of dry and pruritic (itchy) skin conditions". It is recommended for eczema and dermatitis. This bottle is impractical to take around with me all day and therefore stays at home. I mainly use it in the morning and before bed times, although ...

Bausch & Lomb SofLens 66 Toric 17/12/2006

Dont expect 2spot a Concorde,they dont fly anymore

Bausch & Lomb SofLens 66 Toric Having been told the current manufacturer of my contact lenses had stopped making the lenses I need, I was offered an alternative. I have heard of Bausch & Lomb and know that they are a reputable company. I was offered a months trial and was to return to see how I found them. Compared to my previous lenses, these were very flimsy. They also were completely transparent which makes it difficult to see them, especially when you have lost them. The next issue was putting them in. I found that it was a little more difficult to place them into my eyes. Every time I would close my eyes, the lenses would pop out. I did return to my opticians and was told that I should let go of the bottom eyelid first, and then the top one. He also told me that the numbers at the bottom of the lense should go towards the bottom of your eye. Right, I went home and tried to look for these numbers, but since I AM SHORT SIGHTED AND MORE OR LESS BLIND I CANNOT SEE THEM!!!! Anyway, after following his advise I have found that they do go in a little easier, although not as easy as with my previous lenses. With my previous lenses I was able to put them in and take them out without a mirror! I also find that after many hours my eyes get very dry, and these lenses can become very uncomfortable after long periods of time (10+ hours) To be honest I was perfectly happy with my previous lenses. In addition to this I still see my lenses available at online opticians so I am not sure If he was just ...

CIBA Vision Focus Toric Visitint 17/12/2006

Its never 20/20 vision, but not bad going!

CIBA Vision Focus Toric Visitint Writing about these contact lenses will be a very hard thing to do, especially since I haven't really tried other to be able to compare them to Having worn spectacles for many years, I decided that it was time to consider contact lenses. I have pretty bad eye sight and am short sighted. My spectacles have always had thick lenses, and they are the thin one that I have to pay extra for them. I never felt 100% confident behind glasses. I suffer from astigmatism which basically means the shape of your eyeball is similar to that of a rugby ball shape. I do not actually suffer anything because of this, but it does mean that you have to have specific lenses, called toric lenses After a contact lense test, I was provided with a test pair. The optician helped me to put them in my eye and allowed me to wander around town for an hour with them on. I must admit it was a strange experience, especially having been used to wearing glasses for the majority of my older life. At the time, they cost £60 for a 3 months supply, that is 3 pairs. I did have difficulty putting them in and taking them out of my eyes, but got used to them after a while. I did have a few nights out wear I had come home and 'misplaced' them, never to bee seen again! The lenses are of a light blue tint and are pretty firm. I really like these lenses and having got used to them have had no difficulties with them whatsoever. They feel fine and comfortable and you don't realise that you are wearing them. ...

Top 10 Love Songs 16/12/2006

I love you

Top 10 Love Songs Here are my top ten favourite love songs. As always I could my music list going on forever, there is so much to choose from! I listen to these kinds of songs no matter what my mood, whether I'm happy or sang although I guess they get played more often during the darker days or when Im feeling lonely. I wanted to put a couple of James Blunts songs in but I I dont think they are good enough to fit into the top ten but they did come close. 1. All by myself - Celine Dion 2. Falling into you - Celine Dion 3. If you leave me now - Chicago 4. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls 5. One for sorrow - Steps 6. Nobody knows - Tony Rich Project 7. Nothing compares to you - Sinead O'Connor 8. Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton 9. All out of love - Air Supply 10. All my Life - KC & Jo Jo ...

10 Things that Make Me Happy 16/12/2006

All i want is a hug

10 Things that Make Me Happy Here are the top ten things that i believe make me happy. It did find it a difficult task, certainly made me think. I wish they would occur much more often, doesn't seem to happen so much these days. Oh how I miss my youth! 1. A hug - I'm a sucker for them, the tighter the better! 2. Chocolate - without a doubt I am THE chocoholic 3. Receiving genuine compliments 4. Buying new gadgets 5. Quality clubbing nights out 6. Getting hold of a song that I haven't heard for a long time and playing it repeatedly 7. Driving 8. Cooking nice food, especially when appreciated by others 9. Watching a good film 10. Having a good chat with a friend I am glad that I am not entirely dependent upon materialistic items which is what I thought I may find. Just for reference, chocolate is the best materialistic thing you can get! ...

Top 10 Songs of All Time 16/12/2006

The Best Compliation In The World Ever!

Top 10 Songs of All Time My music is very important to me and I have a large quantity of music of a variety of genres. I don't have a specific preference to a genre, I like bits of everything. Here is my list of favourites: 1. Dance4life - Teisto featuring Maxi Priest 2. Mass Destruction - Faithless 3. Thank You - Jamelia 4. If you leave me now - Chicago 5. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls 6. All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey 7. One for sorrow - Steps 8. Nobody knows - Tony Rich Project 9. All out of love - Air Supply 10. All my Life - KC & Jo Jo I could keep this list going on forever! As i discover more and more music my list is constantly changing. I actually had to listen to each of these songs just to make suer that they deserved to be on this list. ...

Equazen Eye Q Chews 16/12/2006

Brains in a box

Equazen Eye Q Chews Having watched a documentary hosted by Professor Robert Winston, I was very surprised about discovering something called Omega 3 fish oil. Those of you that watch his documentaries, which I find extremely interesting, may remember it. It was simply pointing out the benefits of Omega 3, mainly in young children. I was surprised with the findings of various children with various issues, improve so drastically with the help of Omega 3. Having read other reviews, I am happy to see that it really is true and has helped others. Not only is this helping the parent raise there children, this is improving the children in terms of brain and eye function. It is claimed that Omega 3 helps and prevents heart disease, cancer, depression, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, ulcers, diabetes, hyperactivity and other diseases. It is also claimed that it increases your ability to concentrate as well as your energy level. Finding myself in need of improving my concentration which I found an issue I decided to try this product. Having been brought up mainly as a vegetarian, I do not have a liking for fish in general which is a source of Omega 3 and considered that maybe I was not getting much, if any, in my diet at all. Obviously there are various sources of Omega 3, such as walnuts, but I do not eat them regularly. Also I had the impression that this was more beneficial to children rather than adults, but following some research online I found otherwise. In addition to this, a friend of mine ...
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