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Ripper Street Series 4 (DVD) 28/11/2017

A Better Series Than the Last One!

Ripper Street Series 4 (DVD) = = = About = = = As some of you know, I have been watching the Ripper Street TV series and it has now been a fair while since I have watched anymore as I was losing a little interest in the programme as I didn’t feel as though some of the stories were as good as previous episodes, plus I also found that things started to get a little confusing as well. How-ever despite this I did want to continue watching every series, so recently I finally finished watching Series 4 which opens in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee. In this series we are still learning new things about the characters. For those of you whom watched the last series, you will know that Reid has now given up his work and is now living with his daughter; how-ever this is short lives when he is drawn back to Whitechapel. Drake is now head inspector of Whitechapel and we still see Jackson taking up his usual role as in the previous series. There is a total of 6 episodes in this series, all of which are around an hour long apart from the first episode which is around two hours. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I am an Amazon Prime member, so I am able to watch this free through Amazon. You can purchase this on DVD for £9.95 and on Blu-ray for £12.99. = = = Cast = = = • Matthew Macfadyen as Edmund Reid • Jerome Flynn as Detective Inspector Bennet Drake • Adam Rothenberg as Captain Homer Jackson • MyAnna Buring as "Long" Susan Hart/Caitlin Swift Judge • Charlene McKenna as Rose ...

Despicable Me 3 (DVD) 28/11/2017

Gru Is Back with His Long Lost Twin Brother.

Despicable Me 3 (DVD) = = = About = = = Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated action comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. It is the third main instalment, fourth overall in the Despicable Me film series and the sequel to Despicable Me 2 (2013). The film is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. In the film, Gru teams up with his long-lost twin brother Dru in order to defeat a new enemy named Balthazar Bratt, a 1980s child actor who grows up to become a villain. I have enjoyed all of the Despicable Me films and I think they are funny and easy watching. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like these films and after the very first film came out. The minions seemed to become very popular. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I have Amazon Prime, so I was able to purchase this through there for £4.49 which I think was very reasonable. The film is available to buy on DVD for £10.00 or on Blu-ray for £13.00 = = = Cast = = = • Steve Carell as Felonious Gru • Carell also voices Dru • Kristen Wiig as Lucy Wilde • Trey Parker as Balthazar Bratt • Miranda Cosgrove as Margo • Dana Gaier as Edith • Nev Scharrel as Agnes • Pierre Coffin as Mel and the Minions • Coffin also voices a Museum Director • Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom • Coogan also voices Fritz • Julie Andrews as Marlena Gru • Jenny Slate as Valerie Da Vinci • Andy Nyman as Clive • Adrian Ciscato as Niko = = ...

Wilko Bath Time Body Puff 27/11/2017

Not as Big but it works just as well!

Wilko Bath Time Body Puff = = = = = = The Product = = = = = = I purchased this Body Mop (although I call it a bath lily or body puff) from my local Wilko’s store recently as the one I had was looking a little worse for wear and was starting to fall apart. I love using these body mops to wash with in the shower as I think it’s helps to create a lather when using it with shower products and I also feel that it exfoliates my skin a little as well. Wilko’s do have other body mops, but this particular one is only available in white. They have a ‘Fruit’s range which includes coloured body mops and these are priced at around 50p. The body mop is a reasonable size and it has a white corded piece of rope meaning that you can hand the mop up after use and let it dry in the shower. This is a little smaller than my previous bath lily although it still looked fairly well-made. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I picked this up from my local Wilkinson’s store for 40p, which is the cheapest one of these that I have ever purchased. = = = = = = = Using the Mop! = = = = = = = When using this product, I always dispense some of the shower product onto the body mop and then rub this over my skin. I always find that the body mop helps to lather the product up and to distribute it over my body. The body mop doesn’t feel too scratchy when using it but at the same time it does feel as though it’s exfoliating my skin a little. Due to the rope attached to the mop, it means that I can wrap this round my ...

Garnier Ultimate Blends Body Restoring Butter 24/11/2017

A Lovely, Nourishing Body Butter to Help Dry Skin.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Body Restoring Butter = = = = = = The Product = = = = = = During the winter and colder times of the year I often suffer from dry skin and in some cases eczema. I always try and apply a moisturising lotion to my skin throughout the year anyway; how-ever I have been slacking lately which probably hasn’t helped with the dry skin that I have been experiencing. I currently use the Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Hand Cream and I think it’s fantastic, so when I saw this product in my local Superdrug store a few weeks ago, I thought I would give it a go to see what it was like as this restoring butter is for very dry skin. This is a rich and luxurious butter that leaves even dry skin feeling intensely nourished. The butter contains three ingredients from the beehive, including Royal Jelly, Propolis and Honey. This product has been dermatologically tested and it has a non-sticky formula. = = = = = Packaging = = = = = The product comes in a round plastic tub which is a golden like colour, probably made to look like the colour of honey. The bottom half of the tub is a slightly darker colour compared to the top. On the front and the side of the tub it clearly states the brand name of the product and what the product it. It also states that it’s from the ‘Ultimate Blends’ range as well. The lid unscrews and first-time use this reveal a plastic cover which you will need to peel back to enable to get to the body butter. This is fairly easy to peel back thanks to the small tab which you can use to ...

Avon Nail Experts Liquid Freeze Quick Dry Spray 20/11/2017

I Hated the Greasy Residue!

Avon Nail Experts Liquid Freeze Quick Dry Spray = = = = = = The Product = = = = = = This product is a freeze dry spray which helps to sets nail polish in just 30 seconds and it also helps to prevent smudging and wrinkling of nail polish. When using this product nail polish is dry and ready to touch within 60 seconds. I have never used a product like this before and to be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect from it as it’s an Avon product and I haven’t had the best luck with Avon products and I find them a bit hit and miss. I have used this product a total of two times and since then, I haven’t bothered to use it again. The product comes in a clear plastic bottle, which holds 50ml of the bottle and you can clearly see through the bottle that the product is clear. There is a small pump on the bottle and this is covered with a plastic lid, which is easy to remove when using the product. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I got given this as a random present from my boyfriend’s mother so I am not 100% sure how much it cost; how-ever I have seen it on the Avon website for £6.00. = = = = = = = = Using the Product = = = = = = = = After painting your nails, all you need to do is simply spray each nail with one pump of the spray and then leave to dry. Your nails should be dry and you should be able to touch them within about 60 seconds. The first time I used this product I didn’t get on with it very well. When you press down on the pump dispenser, the product comes out in a fine spray which is nice; ...

Dove Antiperspirant Deodorant Roll On 20/11/2017

This Doesn't Give Me the Protection that I Need.

Dove Antiperspirant Deodorant Roll On = = = = = = The Product = = = = = = I recently ran out of anti-perspirant deodorant so I had to resort to purchasing some from my local shop. I went for this particular one because I think the Dove brand is good and also this product was on offer. The product claims to give up to 48hrs of anti-perspirant protection and it also claims to helps reduce underarm skin irritation after shaving. The product has a clean, delicate scent to help keep you feeling clean and the product moisturises the underarm area as well. The anti-perspirant, comes in plastic packaging which is white in colour with a dark blue lid. On the front of the packaging it clearly has the brand name and what the product is. It also states that it contains 0% alcohol and provides 48hr protection. On the back of the packaging is a label which has a list of ingredients. This label opens up to reveal how to use the product and this if irritation occurs discontinue use. The lid unscrews fully to reveal a large ball as this is a roll-on deodorant. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = You can purchase this for around £2.30 from Boots, Superdrug and supermarkets. Please note that prices may vary. I managed to pick this up for just £1 from my local co-op store. = = = = = = = = = Using the Product = = = = = = = = = After shaving my underarms in the shower and patting my skin dry, when applying the product, it doesn’t sting my skin at all. The product is easy to apply and it feels slightly cooling when ...

Radox Shower Gel Fresh Refresh 15/11/2017

Feeling Fresh and Clean.

Radox Shower Gel Fresh Refresh = = = About = = = When it comes to shower gel and body wash, my boyfriend will generally pick up whatever is on offer, as he’s not fussy like me. I happened to be running low on my body wash so I decided to use a little of his. This shower gel by Radox, claims to leave your skin delightfully fragrant. This body wash is made with eucalyptus and citrus oil that leaves your skin feeling refreshed and smelling great. The shower gel comes in a bottle and the bottle can be hung in the shower for ease of use and it’s also a great place to store it as well if you don’t have a great deal of room in your shower or bathroom. The bottle is made from plastic and is clear so you can see the bright green shower gel through the bottle. On the front it has the brand name and the name of the product and one the back you can find out information such a list of ingredients and also how to use the product which is pretty self-explanatory. The lid to the bottle is green and this flips back to reveal a small hole in which the product can be dispensed out of. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = You can purchase this from Boots and Superdrug for £1.00, which is a very reasonable price. You can probably also purchase this from some Supermarkets as well; although prices may vary. = = = = = = = = = Using the Product = = = = = = = = = The lid to the bottle is easy to flip open even with wet hands. I squeezed the bottle slightly and some of the bright green shower gel dispensed onto the ...

Playmobil City Action 5366 Firemen Team 14/11/2017

A Great Little Fire Crew.

Playmobil City Action 5366 Firemen Team = = = About = = = Both of my nephews have lots of Playmobil; although the older one is getting to the stage where he doesn’t play with it so much so my younger nephew now has a large collection of Playmobil from his older brother as well as the Playmobil that he already had. My nephew purchased this set a good few months ago using his pocket money and I have seen him use this figure set along with some of his other set’s. This set is a fire rescue crew and includes 3 fireman figures with a range of different accessories, fire hydrant and also a water pump. This set is OK on its own although it goes very well with any of the other Playmobil fire set’s which my nephew has. My nephew has two fire engines, so this crew set goes perfectly with them. There is minimum building to this set and it’s mainly just a case of kitting all the figures out with their accessories and fire fighting equipment. This set is recommended for children aged 5-10yrs of age, as the set does contain some small parts. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I believe that my nephew purchased this from Toy master and I believe he got it at a reduced price, but I can’t remember exactly how much. This set is available to purchase on Amazon for £8.99. You may also be able to find it in some toy shops as well. = = = = = The Crew = = = = = Each of the figures look different, there are two pale skinned figures and a darker skinned figure as well. Two of the figures are made to look like they have ...

Ariel 3in1 Pods (Biological) 10/11/2017

Cleans and Lifts Stains Brilliantly.

Ariel 3in1 Pods (Biological) = = = About = = = When it comes to washing I do normally stick to the same brand; how-ever sometimes I do tend to purchase whatever is on offer, so sometimes I will go from one brand to another. I do generally prefer well-known brands such as Persil, Ariel, Bold, etc as I trust these brands more than I do supermarket own brands. These Ariel 3 in 1 Pods are the first ever 3-compartment detergent that have a unique multi compartment design to helps keep the ingredients stable and separate until they reach the washing, providing super-concentrated cleaning power. The innovative film dissolves completely in contact with water to release the powerful technologies that tackle a broad stain range. These unique pods clean, lift stains and they also brighten as well. The pods come in a green plastic container, which should be kept out of reach of children, as all cleaning and detergent products should. The lid to the container opens upwards and inside are the separate pods, containing the product. The pods are a square like shape; although they are quite fat. Each of the three compartments in the pod; hold a different colour liquid, one being blue, another green and another white. On the front of the container it clearly has the brand and the logo as well as the name of the product. On the back of the box, you can find information about the product, how to use, a list of ingredients and also warning information. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = You can purchase this ...

Max 2: White House Hero (DVD) 09/11/2017

The Best Bit Was Max Of Course!

Max 2: White House Hero (DVD) = = = About = = = Last year me and my boyfriend watched a film called ‘Max’, which was about A Malinois dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan. Max returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience. Although this was a family film, both me and my boyfriend really enjoyed it and loved the storyline of the film very much. Over the weekend when we couldn’t find much to watch on TV (as always) and wanted something easy to watch we decided to put this film on (Max 2: White House Hero). Admittidly, this film didn’t sound anything like the first one, but despite this we decided to watch it anyway. In this film Max is assigned to the White House, and he comes to the rescue when TJ and Alex get into trouble. This film is a 2017 American film produced by Warner Bros. and Sunswept Entertainment. The film was released by Orion Pictures and Warner Bros Pictures on May 5, 2017. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I have Netflix, so was able to watch this free through there. You can get this on Amazon; how-ever even if you are a Primer member you still have to pay £7.99 for it. You can purchase it on DVD for around £5.00 = = Cast = = • Zane Austin as TJ Bennett • Francesca Capaldi as Alexandra "Alex" Bragov • Lochlyn Munro as President Thomas Bennett • Andrew Kavadas as President Bragov • Reese Alexander as Agent Thorn • Carrie Genzel as First Lady Maureen Bennett • Bradley Stryker as Chef Coop • Kathryn ...

Bench Kidder C Jacket 08/11/2017

Keeping Me Warm . . . Last Winter!

Bench Kidder C Jacket = = = About = = = When it comes to the winter, I like to have a really nice winter coat that is going to keep me nice and warm. My previous winter jackets have been by a brand called ‘Bench’, which I am sure many of you will have heard of before. I like their winter jackets as they are reasonably priced and I find that they are made very well so they last. My last Bench jacket, I think I had for a good 3 years at least before finally deciding that I needed a new one. This Bench jacket I am reviewing is about a year old now and unfortunately, I have got a little bigger since last winter and now the jacket is a little tight so I am on a mission to lose some weight so that it’s a comfortable fit again. The jacket is made from a water-resistant material and it was available in a range of different colours including black, red, blue and a grey colour. This review is based on the black jacket. The jacket has a full zip with thumb holes in the cuffs and it also has two side pockets with zip close features. The jacket has a high ribbed collar and a fur trim hood which is fully detachable. The inside of the jacket is fully fleeced lined to help keep you nice and warm during the winter and colder months of the year. The is a branded tab towards the rear of the coat and am embroidered Bench logo to the cuff. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = Bench are always updating and bringing out new jackets every year so this jacket is fairly old now and isn’t as widely available ...

Yogi Bear (DVD) 07/11/2017

Please Dont Feed the Bears . . He'll Feed Himself!

Yogi Bear (DVD) = = = About = = = Not long ago I visited my parents in Weymouth with my sister and my nephews and due to the fact that it now gets darker and colder in the evening we were unable to do what we normally do during the summer which is to walk along the beach until around 8pm. Because the evenings got darker earlier, we spent the majority of the evenings watching a children’s film together and this happened to be one of them. I know Yogi bear as a cartoon character and whether they still show Yogi bear as a cartoon or not I have no idea! This film has Yogi bear and his side kick Boo-Boo in it. Yogi Bear is a 2010 American 3D live-action/computer-animated family comedy film directed by Eric Brevig, produced by Donald De Line and Karen Rosenfelt, written by Brad Copeland, Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia and based on the animated television series The Yogi Bear Show and the character created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The movie tells the story of Yogi Bear as he tries to save his park from being logged. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I am an Amazon Prime member, so I was able to watch this free through there. You can purchase this on DVD for around £2.71 or on Blu-Ray for around £6.37. = = Cast = = • Dan Aykroyd as the voice of Yogi Bear • Justin Timberlake as the voice of Boo-Boo Bear • Tom Cavanagh as Ranger Smith • Anna Faris as Rachel Johnson • T.J. Miller as Ranger Jones • Andrew Daly as Mayor R. Brown • Nate Corddry as the Chief of ...

Pangea Fruit Mix Banana Apricot Complete Gecko Diet 06/11/2017

A Complete Diet for my Crested Geckos.

Pangea Fruit Mix Banana Apricot Complete Gecko Diet = = = About = = = As many of you know, me and my boyfriend have a few reptiles as pets, and this includes three beautiful Crested Geckos which are my favourite reptiles that we own. I favour the Crested Geckos more than our other reptiles as I just think Crested Geckos are the most adorable reptiles with great personalities and they are fairly easy to look after as well. Like with keeping any kind of pet you have to make sure that it’s being fed the correct diet. The wrong diet can cause life threatening problems, so with any pet it’s best to do your research before actually committing to buying any kind of pet. Crested Geckos are mainly fruit eaters, but they do also like the occasional bug once a week as well; although not all Crested Geckos take to eating bugs! I always feed my Crested Geckos Pangea, which is a brand of food especially for Crested Geckos and other types of geckos. You may ask why you can’t give them normal fruit; how-ever normal fruits contain a high amount of natural sugar and you would need to add vitamins and minerals to the fruit in order for the geckos to get all the nutrients that they need. Unfortunately, if you add powdered vitamins and minerals to fruit, it can make the fruit go bad. Also, geckos can only have certain types of fruit too and when using fruit, this can attract a lot of fruit flies into their enclosures, so it’s much better to use a specialist food such as this one. This Complete Gecko Diet is formulated to have a higher fat and ...

Brabantia Clothes Peg Bag 05/11/2017

A Brilliant Bag For my Clothes Pegs

Brabantia Clothes Peg Bag = = = About = = = I recently purchased some new pegs for when I am able to hang my washing outside to dry and I was keeping them in a plastic carrier bag under the sink; how-ever the plastic bag wasn't exactly the neatest way to store them and quite often the pegs would fall out if I had forgotten to tie the bag up or eventually they would end up poking holes in the carrier bag meaning that I would have to keep changing the bag every so often. I decided to look on Amazon for a peg bag, which I thought would be a much better way to store the pegs and this one from Brabantia came up in the results. I didn't really want a peg bag with a fancy pattern or design on it, so with this one being a plain colour and very simple, I thought it would do the job perfectly. The peg bag is made up of high-quality fabrics and corrosion-resistant materials, meaning that it's durable and solid. It features a handy closing string with fastener, which keeps the clothes pegs clean when not in use and it also features a clever hanging hook which can attach to a rotary dryer, drying rack and a belt. There is enough storage room in the bag for up to approximately 150 clothes pegs. On the side of the bag there is a tag stating the brand name of the product which is of course ‘Brabantia’. The dimensions of the bag are approximately 28x17.5x18cm. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = I purchased this from Amazon for around £7.04, which I think was a very reasonable price for a good quality ...

Gremlins (DVD) 04/11/2017

There Might Just be a Gremlin In Your House

Gremlins (DVD) = = = About = = = Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. Steven Spielberg was the film's executive producer, with the film being produced by Michael Finnell and written by Chris Columbus, drawing on legends of gremlins going back to World War II. The film stars Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates, with Howie Mandel providing the voice of Gizmo, the main mogwai character. I have seen this film a couple of times; how-ever I haven’t seen it for years and it came up on Amazon under Horror Films so I thought I would give it another watch. I think the last few times I have watched this film have been around Christmas time as I do think of it as Christmas film, probably due to the fact that the film is set during Christmas. I suspect that the majority of people have seen this film and may even at some point owned a Gizmo cuddly toy, which seemed to be popular at one point. = = = = = = = = Price/Availability = = = = = = = = You can purchase this on DVD for around £4.98 or on Blu-ray for around £7.20. I’m an Amazon Prime member, so I was able to watch this for free. = = Cast = = • Zach Galligan as William "Billy" Peltzer • Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer • Hoyt Axton as Randall "Rand" Peltzer • Frances Lee McCain as Lynn Peltzer • Corey Feldman as Pete ...
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