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Veho Pebble External battery pack (VPP-002-SSB) 26/01/2015

Makes wasting your time on your phone last even longer

Samsung EVO MB-MP64D - flash memory card - 64 GB - microSDXC UHS-I 20/01/2015

Tiny card but lot's of storage

Wahl ZX772 James Martin 31/12/2014

No more mushy vegetables

Wahl ZX772 James Martin No more mushy vegetables When I was growing up I hated vegetables and I put that down to my mum always overcooking them until they were just a tasteless mush. When I left home and had to cook for myself I discovered that they weren’t that bad as long as they were cooked correctly and steaming them is a great way of ensuring that they not only retain their flavour but cooking them this way is also healthier because they don’t lose all their vitamins and nutrients in the cooking water. The steamer comes with three different tiers which are all stackable on top of each other and combined they give you 9 litres of space which is more than enough room to cook a mountain of vegetables if you want or need to. They all stack together neatly too when you aren’t using them so that they don’t take up too much room in your cupboards. The steamer is electric and works by you adding water to the base unit then using the programmable function buttons to select the time etc. It is all pretty easy to use and self-explanatory but it does come with both a good instruction manual and also a DVD if you find that you have trouble with it and need more help. I honestly haven’t needed any sort of instruction to use it as it is all pretty easy to set up and use straight out of the box and there is nothing overly complicated about it. The DVD also has some recipes and ideas on what to do with the steamer but I haven’t watched this as James Martin annoys me so I can’t really comment on that. ...

Molton Brown Bushukan Citrus Body Wash 27/11/2014

Fantastic smelling shower gel

Calvin Klein CK Be Deodorant Stick 24/11/2014

Too weak to be useful

Paco Rabanne Black Xs Deodorant Spray 18/11/2014

Expensive but quality deodorant

Yardley Citrus and Wood Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 17/11/2014

Should have been much better

Yardley Citrus and Wood Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Should have been much better I bought this because I had read some whisperings online that Yardley Citrus and Wood was a dead ringer for one of my favourite aftershaves Terre D’hermes. Now Terre D’hermes is one of the most expensive aftershaves for men that you can buy in high street stores so I thought if the Yardley smelt even anything like it then I wanted it because it does smell amazing. I couldn’t find the Eau de Toilette anywhere in town to try it out so I ended up just buying it from the Yardley website and because it was so cheap I also bought the matching shower gel, talc and this antiperspirant deodorant. Because it was all on sale I managed to get everything for less than £20. I ended up paying only £2.99 for this deodorant though its normal rrp is £3.99. I really like the look of the packaging of the whole Citrus and Wood range. It looks very masculine and contemporary. I always associate Yardley with older people but they seem to have really tried to have given this a modern and contemporary look to appeal to a younger market. Along with the packaging the scent of this is obviously there way of trying to appeal to a different and younger market. The fragrance in Yardley Citrus and Wood contains top notes of bergamot and lime, middle notes of poivre, birchwood and oakmoss and base notes of sandalwood, amber and vetiver. The combination of all these notes give a really gorgeous smelling fragrance that both warming and spicy with a really nice citrus feel. ...

Baylis & Harding Mosaic French Lavender Handwash 13/11/2014

Posh handwash for not so posh price

Baylis & Harding Mosaic French Lavender Handwash Posh handwash for not so posh price Baylis & Harding are a brand that I am not all that familiar with. I kept seeing their shower gels in the shops and every single time on first glance I would confuse them with Molton Brown and it was only on closer inspection that I could see that it was an entirely different brand. I was always put off buying them because of this as I assumed that they were just a low quality knock off of Molton Brown but then I was discussing it with a friend who told me that she used them and thought that they were great. I bought a shower gel and really liked it so when I needed a new hand wash for my guest toilet I bought this one. I don’t use my guest toilet at all as it is only for people visiting so they don’t have to go in the tip that is my bathroom. Because it is for guests I like to have something quite posh looking and I do think this looks quite posh in the toilet. I still can’t get over the fact that it is almost identical on first look to Molton Brown but that’s not a bad thing since Molton Brown is one of the classiest and best toiletries brands you can buy. Unlike Molton Brown though this was a lot cheaper. It only cost me £2.15 and that was for a really big 500ml bottle. The hand wash itself is a light lavender colour and it is quite a nice neutral colour suitable for use by both men and women. I was a little bit worried that the lavender fragrance might be a bit feminine but as it is only for guests I thought they could either like ...

Yardley Citrus and Wood Hair and Body Wash 24/10/2014

Fantastic smelling shower gel for men

Yardley Citrus and Wood Hair and Body Wash Fantastic smelling shower gel for men One of my favourite all time fragrances is Hermes Terre D’Hermes but it is so expensive that I can only afford to treat myself to a bottle every so often and I certainly can’t afford to buy all the accompanying products that go with it. I read somewhere online that Yardley had released a new men’s range which was apparently an almost perfect match for Terre D’Hermes but at a fraction of the price. I couldn’t find it in the shops to smell it so I decided to just blind buy the entire range online as it was so inexpensive that I figured I didn’t have much to lose buying it blind. I thought that even if it only smelt vaguely similar to Terre D’Hermes then I was going to like it and luckily it was one of the better blind buys that I have bought before as I absolutely love it. It does smell very similar to Terre D’Hermes but there are some things which set it apart and as nice as the Eau de Toilette is there it can’t compete with the strength or the longevity of the real thing. The accompanying products are great though and I use them in combination with my Terre D’Hermes just to give it even better longevity and a bit more oomph. The shower gel is my favourite product in the range as it is such a high quality shower gel and is very heavily scented for a shower gel which is a good thing as the smell is fantastic. Citrus and Wood contains notes of Bergamot, Lime, Poivre, Birchwood, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Amber and Vetiver. These all ...

Zack Regio Coasters with Stand 23/10/2014

Sleek and modern coasters

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 ...
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