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Coleman Pacific Junior 07/11/2001

A great Lantern

Coleman Pacific Junior This is a really great lantern, it runs on unleaded petrol, so it can be taken virtually anywhere in the world. It's reliable and easy to use. Many lanterns require filddly mantle lighting, the Northstar has an electronic ignition, which runs on AA batteries, so you won't be left in the dark if you forget your matches. The globe is made from tough glass & encased in a cage to further protect it. It has a slip resistant stable base to ensure it doesn't fall over when lit. The mantles are also different from the standard type, that you have to tie on. These have a wire clip, which slips over the petrol tube top and bottom, and makes it easier to avoid touching the mantle. The lamps give out a whooping 220w power, almost too bright when turned up full. Mines great and I'm really glad I bought one, although they aren't cheap, retailing anywhere from £80+. They are widely available from many large camping retailers such as Millets, Blacks, Outdoors, etc

First Alert LS570 Digital Plug In Timer 25/10/2001

Home Security

First Alert LS570 Digital Plug In Timer I recently purchased a couple of timer switches, as I was going away on holiday and for security wanted some lights to switch on. I previously had some timers but they were old and the type with the little pegs that go in the time segments. I found that many were missing so decided it was time to buy some new ones. I purchases some First Alert Digital Timers (model number LS570UK)- I chose this brand as I was impressed with the smoke alarm I had purchased also manufactured by them. The timers were £15.99 from my local Toolbank store, (also know as Curtis Holt) but a friend of my purchased one from Great Mills, so I assume they are widely available. The timers have a 1 year guarantee and a CE safety mark. The timer has loads of functions (probably more than needed) but I was very impressed with two of them- The random time programme- which will switch on and off between two preset times, but will vary by 20 mins each time, which I thought was good, as it may be noticed that lights were always coming on & off and the same times. It also allows you to set up to seven days in advance, with upto 6 on & off's per day so you can pre-set for a whole week, (it will repeat that week at start of 2 week and so on, if you are away for longer) Although not particularly cheap-(push down segment ones and the peg style ones were available from £4- £5+), I decided to get the digital models as I hope they will be more long lasting-(no pegs to loose etc) The only bad thing is that I ...

Fisrt Alert Silencer 23/10/2001

Buy a smoke alarm

Fisrt Alert Silencer If you do no more than read the first line of this option -PLEASE BUY A SMOKE ALARM- If you are continuing to read I can recommend a good product- Manufactured by First Alert the smoke alarm with Silencer and torch test retails for £10.99 and I purchased mine from Focus DIY Store. The alarm carries the British Kite Mark and has a 10-year guarantee, it also comes ready to install with a 9volt battery. The alarm has several good features which were my main reason for choosing it- A silencer feature (for the times you burn the toast) it quietens unwanted alarms for 10-15 mins then the alarm returns to it's normal level of sensing. It also has a remote torch test- which means rather than having to climb on chairs or ladders to test it, you simply shine a torch at the button and the alarm tests- although I would recommend testing when slightly dark, as in full daylight the sensor doesn't seem to detect the torchbeam. I thought this feature very useful for the elderly and less able-bodied. There were many other First Alert alarms in the store starting from £4.00,at this price can anybody afford not to be protected?

Clairol Herbal Essences Conditioner Coloured/Permed/Dry/Damaged 23/10/2001

A really great product

Clairol Herbal Essences Conditioner Coloured/Permed/Dry/Damaged While out on a recent shopping trip, I decided to try a find a conditioner that would suit my hair (after many failed attempts) I have dry & coloured hair. I also have a very sensitive scalp, many products make my scalp sore & itchy after use. So with all this in mind I began to search... What I ended up with, was Herbal Essences conditioner for Dry Hair. I really liked this product, my hair felt very smooth & soft following washing, and even after some towel drying wasn't too knotty. Some conditioners leave my hair feeling "coated" but this product was much-improved on previous brands I had tried. The conditioner has a really pleasant smell, not too overpowering. I paid £2.29 from a local chemist. I would advise trying this conditioner if you have a problem with a sensitive scalp, as it's been really good for me. ...

Salon Selectives Thickening Shampoo 04/09/2001

I Love this shampoo

Salon Selectives Thickening Shampoo I always used Salon Selectives Shampoo, and then read somewhere that every now & again you should change your shampoo- so I did!! I then spent ages changing brands trying to find something I liked every time I needed a new bottle. During this time my hair(which is quite fine & fly-away) started to appear really dry & life-less. So I decided to go back to what I knew and more importantly what I knew my hair liked !! I have now been using it again for about a month or so and my hair has really picked up again- it's shine is back and it's less "static" after washing and brushing. Proof I think that this product really does work on fine hair.I tend to use the shampoo every other day, as I find washing it everyday makes it too "soft" to manage. An added bonus to all of the above is the shampoo has a really great fruity smell, which I love. I think that it washes out well, some other shampoos leave my hair feeling almost"slimy" after washing. Overall I can't reccommed this product enough- & it's performance is even better if you use the Salon Selectives Conditioner afterwards. Buy it & try it!! I'm sure you'll love it too! I purchase it from a local chemist/drug store and they charge £2.99 for the large bottle,there is a smaller (travel-sized) bottle available, but I'm afraid I don't have the cost.The large bottle of conditioner is also £2.99. I haven't compared this price to the prices in the larger stores, so I', not sure if I'm getting a good deal or not- I must really check ...

Immac Mini Wax Strips 04/09/2001

Strippin' Great

Immac Mini Wax Strips I normally wax those bits that need it (!) using a warm wax set, that requires heating up, messy cloth removal strips and generally a lot of fuss and bother!! I have tried other cold wax strips, but found that the strips although great for legs, were too large and fiddley for smaller areas. I then spotted the mini strips and decided to buy a pack to try. I paid £3.99 for a pack of 20. (I think they may have been on offer, as my friend said she paid more for her pack- £4.49. I haven't purchased a second pack yet so can't confirm, if they were on offer or I was lucky & just got a good deal) The pack also includes some aftercare wipes. (a little like wet wipes) which help to clean off any wax left behind and also sooth the area. When it acually came to using the product I was very impressed, mainly as the strips were easier to handle, and this made the area to be waxed easier to target, rather than a large strip which I found often waxed extra hair which I didn't really want waxed!(Ouch!) The only bad point was that the wax became a little too sticky quite quickly. The instructions do say pop strip in fridge for a liitle while if this happens, but this can be a tad tricky if you are "mid-flow" in your hair removal attack! (on the same note they can be warmed up in the palms of your hands if too hard) Overall the strips removed hair very well, and I was left with very little redness. The aftercare wipes cleared up the area afterwards very well. A big plus for anyone who ...

Avon Clean and Go Cloths 31/08/2001

Dissapointed

Avon Clean and Go Cloths I recently purchased a fairly new product by Avon, the cleansing wipes.. I'll try these I thought, it's got to be better than going through all the cleansing lotion and cotton wool routine! (They were also on special offer 1/2 price-even better- I think it was £2.00 for a 25 wipe pack) I've had them about 2 weeks now and have used hardly any, as I have reverted to my usual routine. After using the wipe my face felt really sticky, and there was a light "foam" left on my skin after cleansing. Although I could see the removed make up on the wipe, my face didn't feel really clean. I had hoped using the wipes would leave my face feeling more refreshed, especially in the warmer weather. The other thing I was didn't like was the size of the wipes, they are quite large, I think if slightly smaller the pack could have contained more wipes, as a lot of the wipe wasn't used. To give some positive points- the wipes are packaged well, in a re-sealable plastic pack, which I would think would be good to take on holiday. The wipes also have a plesant fresh smell. I am dissapointed that I didn't like them, as even at full price I felt they would be good value for money. Perhaps others have found the product more to their liking than I have.

Avon Clean and Go Cloths 31/08/2001

dissapointed

Avon Clean and Go Cloths I recently purchased a fairly new product by Avon, the cleansing wipes.. I'll try these I thought, it's got to be better than going through all the cleansing lotion and cotton wool routine! (They were also on special offer 1/2 price-even better- I think it was £2.00 for a 25 wipe pack) I've had them about 2 weeks now and have used hardly any, as I have reverted to my usual routine. After using the wipe my face felt really sticky, and there was a light "foam" left on my skin after cleansing. Although I could see the removed make up on the wipe, my face didn't feel really clean. I had hoped using the wipes would leave my face feeling more refreshed, especially in the warmer weather. The other thing I was didn't like was the size of the wipes, they are quite large, I think if slightly smaller the pack could have contained more wipes, as a lot of the wipe wasn't used. To give some positive points- the wipes are packaged well, in a re-sealable plastic pack, which I would think would be good to take on holiday. The wipes also have a plesant fresh smell. I am dissapointed that I didn't like them, as even at full price I felt they would be good value for money. Perhaps others have found the product more to their liking than I have.
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