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Getting really frustrated with this bug and not being able to rate so many reviews after reading them so apologies if I am not rating your review it isn't intentional.

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since 31/05/2010

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Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Body Scrub Bar 22/10/2014

More than just a bar of soap

Bulldog Anti-Ageing Moisturiser 20/10/2014

Great basic moisturiser with extras for men

Ted Baker Weekend Bag 18/10/2014

Expensive but great quality and very roomy

Ted Baker Weekend Bag Expensive but great quality and very roomy I use loads of products for my hair, skin etc. not including then all the extra things that you need to keep well groomed such as tooth paste and brushes, combs etc. so a decent sized wash bag is pretty much essential for me. I have a few as I use them quite often for going to the gym or for travelling. The one that I use for the gym I have stocked all the time with the things that I need so that I don’t have to keep refilling and emptying it every time that the mood strikes me to go and this is the one that I tend to nearly always use when travelling. It is made by Ted Baker and the reason that I probably always use this one for travelling has to do with the fact that it is quite stylish so it I can pull it out of my bag at the airport to decant my items into those little plastic bags without any shame as I always cringe when I see people pulling their toiletries out of carrier bags at the queue for the scanner and decanting them to the see through bags. Of course being stylish isn’t everything and it is also a really good wash bag with plenty of space and a practical design. It is made from polyurethane which makes it look and even feel like a more premium leather material. The colour is a very dark blue that looks almost black with a lighter purple piped around the edges and on the carry handle. It has Ted Baker labelling on both the front of the bag as well as the handle on the side. There is two compartments in the wash ...

Derma Intensive+ 2 Lip Balms 18/09/2014

Good value pack of lip balms

Derma Intensive+ 2 Lip Balms Good value pack of lip balms If there is one thing in the world that I cannot stand it is having dry lips. It drives me to distraction to the point that if they are dry and I don’t have any lip balm around I can’t concentrate on anything else until I have something that is going to give me some relief from it. Because of this it means I have literally dozens of lip balms lying about all over the house and anywhere else I spend a lot of time and I am always stocking up on them just in case I happen to run out. In winter my lips tend to get extremely dry where I need something really greasy and moisturising to not only protect them from the elements but also soothe them but the rest of the time I can use pretty much anything as long as it takes away the dryness and the cheaper the better as far as I’m concerned. This double pack of lip balms are good value for money as they only cost £1.20 and can be picked up in Tesco when you are doing your shopping. What makes them even better value is that at the minute (and actually for ages now) you have been getting a third one for free. You get two of the plain original ones and the free one is an Aloe Vera lip balm. The original ones are blue coloured and at first glance they look almost identical to the more expensive Nivea lip balms which I wouldn’t be surprised to learn was intentional. The balm is a stick one and white in colour. The lid is better than a lot of stick lip balms as it actually clicks securely in place and ...

Hotpoint CRM641DX 14/09/2014

Reasonable but modern and sleek

Hotpoint CRM641DX Reasonably priced but modern and sleek When I first moved into my house there was a lot of structural work that I needed to fix before I could get on with the more enjoyable jobs of installing a new bathroom and kitchen but when I finally got those jobs finished and had saved up enough for my new kitchen I wanted everything to be exactly as I had imagined it to be. I wanted a built in electric oven and a gas hob because I had been making do with a freestanding electric cooker that was good but slower than I would have liked to heat up and I wanted a hob that would give me instant heat straight away. When it came to buying the oven and hob I did loads of research and spent ages looking into which hob and oven to buy and in the end I didn’t even end up with a gas hob. When I was looking at all the different ones to buy I decided that even though I originally didn’t want an electric hob under any circumstances they did look better and more modern and sleek than the gas ones and all the write ups of them promised me that these new electric hobs weren’t like the old ones that took an age to heat properly. I ended up choosing a Hotpoint hob because my oven was made by Hotpoint and even though any brand of hob would have probably fitted in with my hob I just felt better knowing that they were from the same brand. I also chose a Hotpoint one because I have experience with the brand and I find them to be reliable and hardwearing and had confidence that I could buy it and not ...

Hotpoint DHS53XS 11/09/2014

Good quality double oven

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (Blu-ray) 20/08/2014

Generic but watchable sequel

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (Blu-ray) A generic but watchable sequel I’ve been getting rid of my DVD’s and building up my Blu-Ray collection as I now hate watching anything that isn’t in HD as the difference in quality is so noticeable to me. The good thing about buying Blu-Rays is that they have come down considerably in price especially for the older films. Take this one I bought it online for only £3 brand new. Even though the film isn’t all that great it was worth the £3. I love 90’s slasher movies and think that I have them all in my collection though some are considerably better than others. I have seen Scream several times and still love it and think it is as fresh as it was when released. I also loved the original I know what you did last summer when it was released but I watched it not long ago and it hasn’t aged as well as Scream so I was curious to watch the sequel again as I remembered it not being as good as the original at the time and wanted to see if it was better than my memory served me. Plot Julie is recovering from the events that happened in the first film and avoiding going back to Southport for the summer much to the annoyance of Ray her boyfriend. After having an argument Ray goes back to Southport while Julie stays at school. When Ray leaves Julies roommate Karla wins a radio competition for an all expenses trip to the Bahamas for the 4th of July weekend. Julie asks Ray to join her but he refuses so she goes with Karla, her boyfriend and a friend of theirs who of course ...

The Strangers (Blu-ray) 19/08/2014

A lesson in terror

Davidoff Cool Water Homme Eau De Toilette 27/06/2014

An old classic

Joseph Joseph Worktop Saver 26/06/2014

Design and practicality all in one

Joseph Joseph Worktop Saver Design and practicality all rolled into one I have always liked Joseph Joseph kitchen products as I find that they are not only functional but they are also extremely stylish and give a splash of colour and design to an otherwise boring kitchen. I have been buying things from their range for years and even ones that I bought a few years ago are still standing the test of time which is surprising to me as although they look great they are usually made from plastic or rubber so I wasn’t expecting them to be as long lasting as they are. One thing that I bought a few years ago and I did expect to still be in use was a worktop saver. The reason that I expected this to be still in use is because it is made of toughened glass so unless I smashed it on concrete I was expecting it to stand the test of time. Because the worktop saver was going to be living on the worktop next to my cooker and not stored away I took my time picking out what design to go for as they had several to choose from and some were a bit more garish than others but I finally picked a mosaic patterned one which was as bright and colourful as the other but not so garish. The worktop saver basically just a glass chopping board but it has a multi-function in that you can keep it next to the cooker as I do to put on hot pans and oven bowls so that there is no chance that they will damage your worktop. I use mine for this a lot as I usually end up putting on my dishes straight from the oven as it is a convenient ...

Superdry GT Flip Flops 03/06/2014

Almost like walking on air

Nike T-Shirt Long Sleeve Men 28/05/2014

Ideal for running in colder weather

Nike T-Shirt Long Sleeve Men Ideal for running in colder weather I have a few different tops that I use when going out running depending on the weather. In summer I always wear a sleeveless vest to help keep me cool but in winter even when working up a sweat in running it is just too cold for bare arms so I always wear a long sleeve t-shirt. When it comes to buying clothes for running the brand and even the look of the items is secondary to what the clothes are made from as material is so important when it comes to clothing to run in. You might think you can just throw on a t-shirt from your wardrobe but if you take up any kind of regular running then you will regret wearing cotton as it doesn’t allow your body to breathe and it just end up getting drenched in sweat and sticking to your skin. Nike do some really good running clothes and I have been happy with everything that I have bought from them. I have clothes by Adidas and Reebok and even some brands that I haven’t heard of any while most of them are good Nike seem to do the best clothes for outdoor running in my experience which admittedly isn’t all that vast. I have two long sleeve t-shirts from Nike that I use when running in colder weather. One is plain black but I also have one in a brighter orange which does help me be seen. The t-shirts are made from 100% polyester which isn’t normally something that is associated with quality clothing but in this context it is a good thing as polyester is one of those materials which is ideal for ...

Nike Dri-Fit Short Men 27/05/2014

Good shorts for runners

Nike Dri-Fit Short Men Good shorts for runners You can run in pretty much anything but if you are going to be taking up any kind of serious running on a regular basis then it helps to have the proper clothing. Shorts are much better for running than jogging trousers as they give you more manoeuvrability than trousers plus they allow you to keep cooler when working up a sweat. Serious runners might wear running tights but since I am never going to be seen dead in them shorts are the next best thing for me. I find that with jogging trousers they might feel warm and snug at the start of a run if the weather is cold but after running for 10 minutes or so I get too hot in them. I also find that they start to sag and can be irritating when running stopping all the time to pull them up. I have a pair of Nike running shorts which I bought for 16.99 which was actually quite reasonable for a pair of decent running shorts as most of the running shorts in the shop where I bought them were priced between £20 and £30. I picked these ones because of the price but also because of the size. When I tried them on they were the perfect fit for what I was after. I wanted some running shorts that weren’t so short as to look like hot pants but I didn’t want them too long either as I didn’t want them to feel constricting when I was running. These were ideal as they covered all the most important bits but they were still quite high up on my thighs. I liked the fact that they weren’t overly baggy but they have quite ...

Nike Air Max Men 26/05/2014

Air cushioning at a reasonable price

Nike Air Max Men Air cushioning for a reasonable price I have a real love/hate relationship with running as a way of keeping fit. My biggest problem with it is that I am just not committed enough to do it as regularly as I need to keep my endurance up. I have bursts of enthusiasm where I will run every night for a week or two but then it will fizzle out and I will go back to just running on sporadic basis. This doesn’t help with my stamina so I end up not running as far or as fast as I am probably capable of doing. When I do go running however I do enjoy the feeling of it and especially the feeling of accomplishment that I get when I beat my own personal time. When I haven’t ran for a few weeks I need to take it easy again and slowly ease myself back into it again and so I only jog but whether I am jogging or racing the right clothing and footwear is an important part of it. For me the most important thing to consider when taking up running or even just light jogging is wearing a decent pair of shoes as these will help immensely with any running regime. You need a good quality pair of shoes as trust me if you do any sort of regular jogging or running your feet will thank you for taking the time to choose good ones. They don’t have to be really expensive though and you can pick up some decent ones from any sport shop for about £50. You can buy cheaper but I do think it is better not to scrimp too much when buying them as you want something that will give you decent support as your feet and ...

Emporio Armani Marco Mens AR1604 25/05/2014

A modern but classic looking watch

Emporio Armani Marco Mens AR1604 A modern but classic looking watch Just as some ladies like collect shoes and handbags I have a thing for watches. I am not even sure where my obsession for watches comes as 99% of the time it is an automatic response to check my phone for the time instead of looking at my wrist even though most of the time I can be found to be wearing a watch. Regardless of whether or not I actually use them to tell the time I like to wear one and always feel naked without one on my wrist. I have a really large collection of them probably far too many though I did lighten it somewhat and sold some of the ones I don’t really wear a lot on eBay. For some reason a lot of the watches that I own tend to be plastic and brightly coloured as I seem to be attracted to them when I see them in shops. These look great in summer with casual clothing but they aren’t exactly classic or professional looking and I wouldn’t wear one to work or to any sort of smart social event. I do have some more classic watches which don’t get worn as often but they tend to come out when I am wearing something more sombre or when I have something on at work that involves me wearing a suit. I actually like putting on a smart looking watch because it makes me feel a bit more professional and smart looking than I normally do and I think a smart watch just sets everything off well. Armani do some lovely watches for men and surprisingly they aren’t as expensive as you might imagine since they bear the Armani name and ...
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