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    • Once Upon A Time - Season 1-2 (DVD) / TV Series / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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      01.09.2016 00:36

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      • "refreshing change in plot in season 2 "
      • "great acting and chemistry between actors"
      • "incorporates the fairytales we know and love"
      • "unique and gripping story"

      Disadvantages

      • " ignoring others"
      • "over-focuses on some characters"
      • "slightly too childish in some ways"

      Despite some criticisms, this show is fantastic and well worth watching

      Once upon a time is a television series about fairy-tale characters who leave their enchanted lands and come to live in a place without magic and where happy endings come to die – our world. This series starts with Emma, a woman with no family, moving to the small town of Storybrooke, Maine. Storybrooke is filled with people who, according to a young boy (Henry), are all fairy-tale characters, they just don’t know it.
      The series has such a unique story that you are hooked straight away. I particularly enjoyed trying to work out who was each fairy-tale character. Henry believes that all the people are from a magical world, trapped in ours. Only problem is no-one believes him. This creates a really interesting story about how people would react to such a far-fetched story. The constant question throughout season 1 is – when will they all find out the truth?
      Seasons 1 and 2 were so unique compared to other shows, because the plot completely changed between seasons, sue to major changes in the story. This made season 2 as amazing as season 1 (usually season 2 is a dip in most shows).
      The acting in this show is phenomenal. With notable acting talents of Lana Parrilla (Regina Mills), Jennifer Morrison (Mary-Margaret Blanchard), and Robert Carlyle (Mr Gold). The chemistry between the cast is great; and if you watch the bloopers and behind the scenes footage, you see that the chemistry is there both on and off the screen. The actors and writing make this show have a level of realism to it, despite it being a fantasy drama. You could imagine this as a real place, because the interactions between the characters are so genuine.
      I only have 2 issues with the shows. Firstly, the show can be slightly childish at times. This doesn’t entirely include the first season, but certainly the second and subsequent seasons. This means that some of the darker themes that could have been explored, haven’t been. As a result, any conflict in the show seem slightly less real than the rest of it (as I said before, everything else has a high level of realism). Secondly, and this is more for the second and later seasons than the first one. Screen time isn’t equally divided between characters, or even main characters. As the episodes and seasons progress, you will notice that certain people will be in almost every scene. This makes sense as they are main characters, however with a show focusing on an entire town, this makes some characters fade into the background, creating indifference for the character by the audience.

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    • Tiny Tower / Apps / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      31.08.2016 18:10
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      • Enjoyable
      • Fun

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      • Updates

      Very nice and amazing. Should download!

      This game is a very fun to play game. I can personally go on for at least one hour without getting tired or of it. It has a nice, clean and easy to use interface and it does not generate a lot of lag on your device. I am enjoying the game as it is very fun. The graphics could be better though. I would still give this amazing and well created game a 4 star. I am in love. I am personally a huge fan, and I would love if someone took their time to create a sub-reddit or a forums for this game. The towers are very nicely designed, and the color theme fits perfectly. I have recommended this game to multiple of my friends, and will definitely be showing it to some family soon aswell! This is a very nice game, as it does not require any wifi, and it does not eat all of your battery. It is a very fast-paced game. I am very sure anyone who downloads this game will enjoy it. This is clearly going to be the next game on the top charts! As of now, the game is not well known, but as time passes and more and more people share this to their family and friends, I am sure this game can grow insanely. Most of my mates find this game incredibly fun, and we like to compete. I myself am now a really huge fan of this game, as I am suggesting it to almost everyone that I know.

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      31.08.2016 17:57
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      • "Takes a while to chip"
      • "Lasting finish"
      • "Great range of colours"

      Disadvantages

      • "Can be a little expensive"
      • "Maybe 90 to 120 seconds to dry"

      Good but can sometimes take a little longer to dry

      This is a product I have bought numerous times in various colours and I have liked all of them, they last a long time and take a while to chip. They usually only require one coat because of their bold colours. However depending on the shop you get them from these can be a little expensive so I advise you to shop around especially if you're thinking of buying numerous products. They are advertised as taking only 60 seconds to dry however I have found that although they are quicker than most nail polishes to dry they can sometimes take slightly longer than 60 seconds but unless I'm doing my nails in a rush this isn't really too big of a problem for me. There is a large range of colours available for is product which I think is great as opposed to other polishes such as the ones from places like body shop which have a limited colour range. They are also a good size which means the actual stuff you buy lasts you a long time as you also don't need to use much and don't need to keep covering up chips in the polish. Overall I think this is a very good product and would highly recommend this to people, as it is a good product and does dry quicker than most others as advertised it also doesn't smell of nail varnish too much either which is good as sometimes the smell of polish can be a little overpowering.

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      31.08.2016 14:30
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      • "found it very calming"
      • "brilliantly composed"
      • "great variety of songs"

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      Amazing soundtrack which fits beautifully into the show

      This is the soundtrack to the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones”. This is only the soundtrack to the first series, and there are other soundtracks available for the other series.
      I think we can all agree that Game of Thrones is an absolutely amazing show and the books of “A Song of Ice and Fire” are spectacular. This soundtrack is so good, just like all Game of Thrones related things. (I know I sound bias but hear me out!)
      The music is brilliantly composed by Ramin Djawadi. (he has composed such other soundtracks as the “Iron Man” movie score) They are brilliant in the show or really enjoyable to listen to on its own. These songs fit the show and the books so well.
      There are a great variety of songs to listen to. They range from rather (for want of a better word) upbeat, to sad, to sinister. My favourites include “Goodbye Brother”, “Kill them all”, and “To Vaes Dothrak”.
      The songs fit into the show perfectly, and each song on the soundtrack makes you think of the scene that it is from, simply because they are so specific to their individual scenes.
      I found that music without vocals is very useful to listen to when reading, revising, or doing work. This soundtrack was brilliant for this. It is very calming to listen to, which is what I love so much about this soundtrack.
      Unfortunately, as with most soundtracks, some songs are a lot better than others. They fit their scenes well, but are less memorable. Also the song may fit the scene, however doesn’t work on its own (for listening to). Despite this, the soundtrack is a triumph and well worth buying.

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      31.08.2016 12:15
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      • " 100%"
      • "better than the movie"
      • "funny sass "
      • "slightly darker (for a harry potter novel)"

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      • "not as suitable for children as previous books"

      Amazing book and one of the best in the Harry Potter series

      I love the Harry Potter books, and “The Order of the Phoenix”, the fifth instalment of the Harry Potter series, was my personal favourite. It is slightly longer than the other instalments, so perseverance is definitely needed.
      I like this book especially due to the slightly darker nature of the story. It’s not too dark obviously, being a children’s book. Never the less, it did have some themes in it that connected more with a mature audience than the previous 4 did. Although it is darker than other Harry Potter books, I wouldn’t say it is in any way inappropriate for kids. I was first read it when I was a child and it was absolutely fine. The darker themes just make the book a more interesting read.
      Despite the darker themes in this particular Harry Potter book, it is really funny too. One issue I have with the Harry Potter movies, is that quite a lot of the funny lines from the books are missed out in the movies. Mostly Harry’s more ‘sassy’ lines. This book in particular had some very funny ones, that worked great to lighten up the book, increasing the reader’s enjoyment. I liked the funny lines, because they added a balance to the book, yet didn’t feel out of place in the plot.
      In my opinion, books are normally (in nearly every case) better than the movies they inspire. The Order of the Phoenix was 100% better than the movie and a fantastic read. Despite its size, it didn’t feel too long of a book. The words, sentences, pages, and chapters flowed into each other so succinctly, that it made the books so easy to read.

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      31.08.2016 11:14
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      • "feels lovely when you put it on"
      • "stays really well"
      • "smells really nice"

      Disadvantages

      • "bit expensive for the size "

      Wonderful primer, can't fault it (bar the price)

      Everyone has always told me how great benefit make-up is, and for the most part (with other products I have tried from the benefit range). However, this product was a bit of a disappointment to be honest. It wasn’t a bad product, it’s just that it didn’t work for me or my skin type.
      One saviour of this powder is that it does blend well. It is good to use on its own, or with foundation underneath. It sets a liquid foundation really well and I have found it works with liquid foundations but not mousse or other powder foundations. I use “soap and glory heck of a blot” or “rimmel perfect match” liquid foundations, and the benefit powder sets these really well and lasts ages.
      One issue I have is that I have very pale skin, this means that make-up brands often don’t have light enough shades for some of their products. This benefit powder is sadly one of them. The colour gave my skin a yellow-orange tint. It may suit a slightly more tanned person better, but for me (who wears ivory-shade foundations often) it was much too dark and made me look like I couldn’t do my make-up.
      I am also quite prone to blemishes, and so finding make-up that hides them is important to me. However, this powder seems to cause them. It has become a pattern whenever I wear it that I wake up the next day with blemishes. I wasn’t sure if it was due to this, but after repeatedly testing it on my skin, I have found that this product, which is quite expensive, makes my blemishes worse, compared to other products, that are a lot cheaper.

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      30.08.2016 23:31
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      • "Beautiful environment"
      • "Fun gameplay (SMART)"

      Disadvantages

      • "Difficulty levels vary too much"

      Generally speaking, ACIII is a game everyone’s got to have in his or her collection

      Assassin’s Creed III is a Canadian action-adventure stealth game, developed by Ubisoft Montreal in 2012. It follows the story of a Native American by the name of Connor, who has to battle the evil forces in order to restore peace in 18th century America. Personally, I greatly enjoy this game, although I wouldn’t recommend it to absolutely anyone. So now, let’s take a closer look at it…

      [Gameplay]
      The main character in this game, as is visible from the title, is an assassin, which creates a stealth-genre gameplay: the player is sent on missions to assassinate either individuals or simply the enemies of the Assassins, the Templars. However, this game isn’t bound by solely stealth, as the player can pick the option of a more brutal gameplay and enjoy mass-murder, albeit that may render the game easier and may not be possibly during certain missions. The missions themselves consist of two parts: the main mission, which has to be completed in order for the player to advance in the game, as well as option aspects of the mission which, if completed, will produce greater synchronisation with Animus, a machine which has been originally used to transport the main protagonist into the past, where he was able to gain access to the memories of his ancestors. There are also a number of side quests which once again are not compulsory, although they do increase the synchronisation percentage; this makes the game seem a bit like an open-world, for once the player gets tired of the main quest line, they can stray off into the woods to do some hunting or help rebuild the homestead area. Finally, I would like to mention that all of the quest lines are very entertaining, especially the main one, as it features many unexpected plot twists. Overall, this section is very good.

      [Playable characters]
      A couple of times throughout the game, the player is given the possibility to play as Desmond, a young man from the 21st century; that gameplay is limited, however, and in my opinion not very engaging. For most of the time, the player controls Connor, a Native American, who eventually transforms into an assassin. Since Assassin’s Creed is programmed using SMART (Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain), Connor is capable of climbing various ledges and rooftops, as well as sliding down ditches and jumping from tree to tree. Personally, I find these capabilities amazing as it makes the game seem more realistic. Connor can wield a number of different weapons, most of which are very fun to use, such as the rope dart, for example; also, various costumes can be purchased from local vendors to change Connor’s image based on the player’s preferences. Overall, this section is very good.

      [Difficulty]
      As far as I see it, this game has two distinct difficulty levels: either it is a piece of cake, or you’re a dead man walking. When it comes to completing missions, the main objective is usually easy to fulfill and therefore doesn’t take a very long time, however if the player wishes to also complete the secondary objectives, the mission suddenly becomes insanely difficult; in my opinion, the game only offers two extremes, and not much in between. Although in terms of combat, the difficulty levels are well balanced: a good range of available weapons and fighting techniques allows the player to take on all sorts of enemies, including animals. The side quests are usually straightforward, although they tend to require quite a bit of movement, which could potentially become tiring if you’re not particularly into exploring the wilderness. Overall, this section is satisfactory.

      [NPCs]
      There are many different characters scattered all over the map, and they’re usually rather engaging to talk to. The main plotline allows you to interact with a variety of different people: their dialogues in combination with the good graphics create very realistic characters, each with their own personality. The side missions introduce the player to even more interesting individuals, so I would say that it’s definitely worth spending your time looking around the game. The way that all of these NPCs go about their lives makes the game very atmospheric, which I always consider to be a major plus: it’s great to be playing something that makes you feel part of it. The enemies vary greatly from ordinary soldiers to Jaegers, and it’s always entertaining to try and find their weak spot; personally I love raising my notoriety level just to fight some of the more difficult guys to test my skill. Overall, this section is good.

      [Environment]
      Assassin’s Creed III gives the player an opportunity to explore wonderful cities and beautiful landscapes: the game is truly wonderful in terms of the environment. Regardless of whether you’re in a town, or a local homestead, or even a fort, everything seems very realistic; the maps are also quite accurate in terms of historical detail, creating a very pleasant ambiance. I enjoy games which have lots of careful thought put into them, and this is certainly one of them: sometimes it’s just great to walk around old Boston or New York and contemplate the way things are. It’s almost relaxing, and it really does take you back in time to the 18th century. The SMART programming allows greater interaction with the environment, rendering it useful for the player: I find this wonderful, for you can not only amuse yourself by exploring the surroundings, but also use the odd ledge or branch to perform an aerial attack, for instance. Trust me, it’s great fun! Overall, this section is very good.

      [Graphics]
      Honestly, the game is beautiful, especially if you look at given landscapes at a distance or contemplate certain structures from afar; the graphics aid in creating a very enticing gameplay experience. However, once you approach a house, for instance, or a bush, the graphics tend to sway a little and the intricate details become blurry. That isn’t a massive problem though, since most of the time you don’t pay such close attention to detail. I’ve got to admit that the characters are portrayed wonderfully: all of the people just look so real! So human! I think that’s a fabulous addition to making the game even more realistic. Overall, this section is good.

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      30.08.2016 23:28
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      • "Good gameplay"
      • "An interesting world to explore"
      • Challenging

      Disadvantages

      • "Player movement not very fluid"
      • "Too difficult at times"
      • "Not a game for everyone"

      Generally speaking, this game is good fun since it offers a challenge to almost any

      Dark Souls is a Japanese action open-world RPG, developed by Namco Bandai; it is famous for its extremely difficult gameplay which can seem challenging to even an avid gamer. So now, let’s take a closer look at it…

      [Character creation]
      Dark Souls allows the player to create a unique character: it offers ten base classes, all of which have their own specific abilities and therefore give the player the opportunity to pick a class based on their gaming habits. The physical development of the character offers an interesting variety of combinations, including selections of more interesting shades; for instance, one could have a fancy character with dark purple hair. Afterwards, the player is given a choice of a special item for their character, and each one is accompanied by a short description. Albeit the character setup is quite fun and engaging to complete, when I began the game, I was greatly confused by the various stats and the additional items that were offered, as I had little to no knowledge of the game, whilst the information included strange in-game references and titles which I couldn’t comprehend; for that reason, I ended up making almost a blind guess as to what item to pick, and ended up choosing one of the worst ones. Overall, this section is satisfactory.

      [Gameplay]
      This game, although an open-world, does follow a specific pattern, as ultimately the player will end up in the same area despite having taken different routes to get there. The varying environments harbour a number of different enemies, which range both in size and in difficulty; even though Dark Souls isn’t a horror game, there is a significant number of jump scares throughout the map, which have actually caught me by surprise a couple of times. The game features many bosses which are usually encountered at the end of each level: they are usually very challenging to beat, however they tend to have a pattern to their movements as well as a weak spot which, once figured out, allows the player to kill them relatively easily. One must bear in mind that they have a limited amount of health and stamina potions, and that they can only be renewed either at a checkpoint (in the case of Dark Souls, a bonfire) or brought from a local vendor, therefore one should resist the temptation of using up too many of them before reaching a boss. Personally, I must admit that I greatly enjoy playing this game, since I am able to level up my player and improve their equipment, which makes the game more varied, whilst the continuous difficult does add to the dynamic gameplay. Overall, this section is good.

      [Difficulty]
      As mentioned in the introduction, Dark Souls is famous (or perhaps, infamous) for its great difficulty: not only are the enemies hard to tackle, but also the checkpoints are scattered around the maps at very large distances from one another; another point to make is that upon resting at a checkpoint, all of the enemies in the level are revived. From my personal experience, I have raged a number of times whilst playing and even abandoned the game altogether once or twice, however I always returned to experience even greater torture. Overall, this section is good.

      [NPCs]
      In this game, the non-playable characters tend to vary quite a bit, especially the vendors and other 'friends' whom the player may encounter on his journey. The enemies also range quite dramatically, all the way from poisonous rats to high-level knights. I must admit though that the bosses are wonderful as they never fail to amaze me: each once of them has a unique name and a specific fighting style, which adds credibility to the whole experience as the player constantly has to search for the enemies’ weak spots in an attempt to defeat them. Overall, this section is very good.

      [Environment]
      The graphics in Dark Souls are, in my opinion, marvelous, as they are not only varied, but also detailed: the player finds himself battling opponents both within castle walls and deep underground. There are a number of different pathways which can be chosen: some of them will lead the player towards the area boss, whilst others will uncover hidden treasures or special enemies; I always greatly enjoy the open-world offered by this game. Overall, this section is good.

      [Sound]
      The OST in this game is beautiful, further adding to a great gameplay experience, as the soundtrack is both elevating and soothing, depending on the area and the situation the player is in. Most of the time, however, there is no background music when the player explores the surroundings, which usually renders me uncomfortable, as only the sound of feet scraping upon stone or the clash of steel can be heard; it does indeed create an eerie atmosphere, as you wander around almost in silence, expecting an enemy to jump out from behind any corner. Overall, this section is good.

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      30.08.2016 23:23
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      • "Great OST"
      • "Open-world fluid gameplay"
      • "Great graphics"
      • ""

      Disadvantages

      • "Gameplay may not be challenging enough"
      • "Minor glitches"

      Generally speaking, this game is an absolute must have if you enjoy action role-plays, since

      The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is, as you may have guessed from the title, the fifth game in the marvellous Elder Scrolls series, developed by Bethesda. Skyrim is, in my opinion, a significant step-up from the previous game in the series, Oblivion. It is an RPG which allows the development of a unique character, and features open-world gameplay, giving the players a possibility to create their own story. So now, let's take a closer look at it...

      [Character creation]
      As mentioned beforehand, Skyrim is an RPG which gives the player the possibility to create an individual character; the initial choice offers nine humanoid races, which range from one that fully resembles human beings to animal versions of our species. The appearance settings are broken down into a variety of specific sections (such as the eye shape and jaw length in the facial setup), which grants the opportunity to design a very detailed character, which I think is always great fun. In terms of the colours offered (such as hair or fur markings colour), the choice is limited to natural shades, so it isn't possible to craft a being with pink hair and a green beard, for example, which may be a minor disadvantage, as I know a fair few people who enjoy creating very uncommon characters. In the end, you are given the opportunity to name your character, which adds to the overall effect of having created something personal. Overall, this section is satisfactory.
      [Gameplay]
      I've been hearing that this game offers hundreds of hours of gameplay, and based on my own experience, I can definitely admit that this is true, as there is a vast number of ways to play this game. To begin with, the rich and enticing background of the game features a battle against ancient dragons that have awakened from the slumber, and the main quest line allows the player to battle these beasts along with uncovering more about the actual plot. Mind you, the dragons, once fully discovered, do spawn randomly throughout the map regardless of what quest you're doing. There are a number of engaging factions to join, all of which have their own quest lines and specific perks that come with their completion. Aside from that, there is a massive number of small side quests, most of which tend to be entertaining and rewarding, although it must be noted that some of them are completely worthless, however once encountered, they will remain in your quest journal until completion as there is no way of deleting them. To an extent, Skyrim adapts to your choices, as in some instances you have a choice to follow either of the two given directions in a quest line (such as supporting either the rebels or the Imperial forces in the civil war). Overall, this section is good.

      [Difficulty]
      Skyrim offers four different difficulty levels, which affect the game greatly, as the lower level is almost always a piece of cake, whilst the most difficult one does render quite some difficulty, especially when encountering challenging NPCs. Personally, however, I see this game as being a little too easy at times, as one can save an unlimited number of times, therefore allowing oneself to advance through a complex level more smoothly. Overall, this section is satisfactory.
      [NPCs]
      Who doesn't love a hilarious companion or a villain with a very complex and intricate background! Skyrim is great in terms of creating very rich and almost real non-playable characters with whom the player can interact without disrupting their actions (for example, speaking to a miner as he still continues to mine). It is possible to obtain a companion, either for money or by completing a certain quest, and they offer a variety of dialogues which are tailored to the situation in which the player is in (such as a battle cry during a fight). A number of NPCs are essential and therefore cannot be killed, however the vast majority can be interacted with in a brutal manner, so if you ever feel like going on a killing spree (which is actually an option once you've obtained good stats), then you can go right ahead. Overall, this section is very good.

      [Environment]
      The landscapes in Skyrim are beautiful, all thanks to the wonderful graphics; the variety of climatic zones also adds to the a more diverse gameplay experience. There are a number of different animal species to interact with, some of them being hostile and others not; there is also a variety of actions that a player can perform in different parts of the map (such as chopping wood or forging armour). An issue that I have encountered, however, is the amount of glitches: I've had a fair few flying mammoths and floating trees during my walks in the wilderness, and although that isn't a massive problem, it's still slightly unsettling, for me at least. Overall, this section is good.
      [Sound]
      The OST for Skyrim is, from my point of view, absolutely mind-blowing, especially the main theme. The soundtracks vary depending on the situation the player is in (for example, there's a specific track for when the player is at their house), which makes the game more dynamic. Not to forget, the number of different speeches heard from the interaction of NPCs as well as the everyday noises (such as sharpening weapons) can be heard throughout the map, especially in the populated regions, and I believe that this is a marvellous way to make the game itself seem as realistic as possible. Overall, this section is very good.

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    • Benefit Hello Flawless! / Make Up / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      30.08.2016 19:06
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      • "blends well"

      Disadvantages

      • "expensive compared to other better products"
      • "bad after-effects"
      • "bit too dark for my skin tone"

      Okay product, but didn't work for my skin at all

      Everyone has always told me how great benefit make-up is, and for the most part (with other products I have tried from the benefit range). However, this product was a bit of a disappointment to be honest. It wasn’t a bad product, it’s just that it didn’t work for me or my skin type.
      One saviour of this powder is that it does blend well. It is good to use on its own, or with foundation underneath. It sets a liquid foundation really well and I have found it works with liquid foundations but not mousse or other powder foundations. I use “soap and glory heck of a blot” or “rimmel perfect match” liquid foundations, and the benefit powder sets these really well and lasts ages.
      One issue I have is that I have very pale skin, this means that make-up brands often don’t have light enough shades for some of their products. This benefit powder is sadly one of them. The colour gave my skin a yellow-orange tint. It may suit a slightly more tanned person better, but for me (who wears ivory-shade foundations often) it was much too dark and made me look like I couldn’t do my make-up.
      I am also quite prone to blemishes, and so finding make-up that hides them is important to me. However, this powder seems to cause them. It has become a pattern whenever I wear it that I wake up the next day with blemishes. I wasn’t sure if it was due to this, but after repeatedly testing it on my skin, I have found that this product, which is quite expensive, makes my blemishes worse, compared to other products, that are a lot cheaper.

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      30.08.2016 14:28
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      • "colour is good"
      • "better matte effect than other matte powders"
      • "good quality for the price"

      Disadvantages

      • "doesn't last very long"

      Good quality for price, better matte effect than other 'matte' powders

      As many of you probably do, I experiment with many different powders to find one that works for me. I have oily skin in some places so powder really needs to be matte in order to work. I have been duped in the past, by powders claiming to be matte, yet having none of the desired effect. This makes me and I’m sure others, reluctant to purchase powders (particularly expensive ones) for fear that it will be money wasted when they do not work.
      This powder was cheap and I have had trouble with Rimmel products in the past, so I wasn’t especially hopeful. However, I was pleasantly surprised! The powder is good and one of the better ones I have tried, particularly for how cheap it was. I have been able to get it for around £4 in most shops.
      The matte effect I was particularly impressed with, because it did matte my skin and stays on for a good couple of hours. It also doesn’t feel too dry when I put it on, which was always a drawback for me with wearing any powder, let alone a matte one. The colour is good and doesn’t appear orange. It matches my skin tone quite well, which is brilliant because I am very pale, so finding a powder that isn’t too orange or one that gives me the appearance of a ghost, has always been a bit difficult.
      My only draw-back with this powder is that it doesn’t last very long (within reason). My skin appears shiny again after approximately 3-5 hours, depending on what I am doing and the weather. You can always put a little more on, however I would discourage you from caking it on to make it last longer. It has no effect on the duration of the wear and makes it harder to top it up. Just dab it on with a powder brush and the shine will disappear.

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      30.08.2016 11:25
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      • "Cheap and light"

      Disadvantages

      • "Flimsy and difficult to assemble"

      Great first home buy cheap, flimsy and cheerful and does the job perfectly

      I brought this cabinet for my cousin from Argos in Ealing Broadway as she had just moved into a new home and her mum rang round asking everyone for donations and i thought that this would be better than the duplicate cutlery or another toaster and kettle ideas that were suggested.

      The cabinet was light to take home, but awkward to carry, then my cousin lives in flats so up to the top floor that goodness it was light i would suggest x2 people for this task.

      The putting up process need x2 people also.

      It was difficult to assemble possibly cos we always argue over the instructions (i don't like to use them - its common sense from the photo and the instructions sometimes over complicate things).

      It looked smaller after we put it up than the picture. Measuring tape time!

      My cousin however was delighted and already had a load of existing ornaments to display in her new glass display cabinet, because it was already assembled by the time she got home from work - it took us about 40 minutes in total to put up.

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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      30.08.2016 07:35
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      • "No unwanted software pre-installed"
      • "Excellent value"
      • "Accurate build times and constant updates"
      • "Responsive customer service"
      • "Don't have to research which items are compatible with each other"
      • "Able to easily customise laptop builds"

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      • "No international shipping"

      Excellent product and great value for money, would use them again.

      A friend of mine recommended PC Specialist having bought laptops from the twice previously.
      I decided to buy a gaming laptop as I travel around a lot and a desktop is obviously impractical. PC Specialist answered all my quires within 24 hours and were able to build my desired laptop both quickly and efficiently while continuously keeping me in the loop as to it's progress. When it arrived it was exactly as expected and i haven't had any issues. I'm very happy with my purchase and I would use them again. I would however advise ordering well before you actually need it I guess they are busy, mine took a little longer than i initially expected, though still well within the time frame i was given.

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    • Omniplex Cinemas / Other UK / Ireland topic / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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      29.08.2016 22:02

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      Cheap Thrills - a film I saw here

      Star – Pat Healey
      Genre – Black Comedy
      Run Time – 1 Hour 28 minutes
      Certificate – 18
      Country – USA
      Awards – 8 Wins & 7 Nominations
      Amazon – £2.49 DVD (£4.99 Blue Ray)
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      Now that you can’t really rent physical films on the high street (ok, maybe your local library does them) I am buying in off Amazon Marketplace secondhand now. I am trawling through the online yearly top 100 movie lists, buying the recommended ones on Amazon Marketplace, watching them, then flipping them at CEX shop, and making a small profit in some cases. It’s not ideal but it is introducing me to lower budget interesting films I may have missed like Cheap Thrills. It cost me 1p plus £1.20 postage and I sold it for quid in CEX. The negative side to wanting to enjoy movies at home is it’s hard to see new films on DVD now and I’m not paying cinema prices at £9.99 at HMV for the privilege. It may be worth you guys using this method. I have smart TV but the internet connection has long since gone so Netflix is out. Just join a survey site that offers Amazon vouchers as rewards and away you go. Your films sorted for the winter! Works with video games as well.

      Cheap Thrills is one of those movies pitched and presented as low budget Indie but a mid budget studio backed $10 million to make. The cast are not well known but solid at what thye do as you have seen them on TV, box sets and smaller parts in other movies, in this case David Koechner, ‘that bloke in’ The Legend of Ron Burgundy that’s not Steve Carroll or Paul Rudd etc. These films are often quirky and interesting and always well acted and non mainstream, definitely the case with this psycho drama.


      ===Cast===

      • Pat Healy as Craig Daniels
      • Sara Paxton as Violet
      • Ethan Embry as Vince
      • David Koechner as Colin
      • Amanda Fuller as Audrey Daniels
      • Brighton Sharbino as Luann


      ===Plot===

      Mechanic Craig (Pat Healy) is a married man with a young baby and unemployed wife who has just lost his job. He can’t make the rent and after seeing the eviction sign go up in his yard, he goes to a sleazy bar to drown his sorrows, where he meets an old buddy from high school, Vince (Ethan Embry), bad news. After a few beers they meet a rich couple, Colin and Violet (David Koechner and Sara Paxton), who appear friendly at first and up for some boozy chat and drinks, and they are buying.

      After becoming aware of Craig's desperate financial situation, the couple decides to entertain themselves by offering the guy’s money in return for completing certain tasks to amuse the rich couple. Its Violets birthday after all. At first its harmless drunken stuff like pinching the barmaids bottom for $100 or throwing a punch at the bouncer for $500, resulting in a broken nose for our mechanic.

      When Craig comes around after a haymaker he is in the couple’s big house with Vince and soon earning more cash doing ever increasingly sadistic dares, like having a crap in the next door neighbor’s house to cheating on his wife and having sex with Violet for $6500, in front of Vince and Colin, the loser’s actions for cash increasingly turning the couple on. Craig needs that money and as much as he wants to go home blooded and broken he has to keep going to get enough money to save his house. When Colin asks one of them to cut their own finger off for $25 grand and Craig agrees its inevitable things are going to escalate even more as the dares rise with the reward ratio. When men are desperate they will do anything for their family.

      ===Results===

      Ok, it’s not a classic and done before but pretty good for what it is. With a lick of that Breaking Bad angst of dads not being able to pay the bills and so having to let their families down, and do anything to save them from it, however desperate (1-in-3 fatal shootings in America are parents killing themselves and, occasionally, their family members), it works on that level. This works as a vehicle to tap into that Middle America angst but that’s about it.

      It’s more psycho drama than horror film and although the cast is unknown that makes it a better movie as you don’t want to relate to the unlikeable lead characters. Some of the stuff they do is pretty gruesome and so very much an 18 certificate. Fingers do get cut off and a whole lot worse. The low budget mood also works and you are engrossed as to how far the two guys will go to get the money they need. There is a point where you twig how far they will go although when that point comes you don’t expect it until the end. It’s not a mystery thriller in anyway and there are no twists and a straight out psycho drama between the four. It is what it is.

      It has a dark and engrossing sadistic heart as the night thickens and a good example of how to make the most of the money you have. The one downer is the ropey soundtrack and the implausibility of the ending. Good things are it’s a fairly original idea in a big screen movie although more a Twighlight episode or Stephen King book than a two hour feature. Well worth a look though if it pops up on your movie channel or in the HMV reduction section….or on Amazon Marketplace.





      $10 Million
      ===RATINGS===


      Imdb.com – 6.8/10.0 (12,426votes)
      Rottentomatos.com – 88% critic’s approval
      Metacritic.com – 63% critic’s approval

      ===Trailer===

      ===Special Features===


      ===Critics===

      Chicago Reader –‘Screenwriters David Chirchirillo and Trent Haaga pose a simple question -- how much will a person degrade himself to make ends meet? -- but it's a potent one, at least for those of us who ponder it every Monday through Friday;.

      Salon.com –‘Let's just say it takes a dim view of human nature that seems well supported by the evidence, and that if you have an appetite for fatalistic, dirty-minded gore you won't be disappointed’.

      Arizona Republic –‘To describe them would diminish their impact, but there are several occasions where it is tough to keep looking at the screen. Yet, thanks to the characters and their portrayals, you can't really look away, either’.

      The Horror Show –‘Strikes an astute balance between a simply engaging dark thriller and a trenchant piece of social commentary. Also it's a lot of fun’.

      The Mail –‘Cheap Thrills lives up to its name, and like many of life's guilty pleasures, it wouldn't be a surprise if audiences wanted another helping’.

      Under the Radar –‘The film makes the most of its premise and small cast, zipping from low-budget drama to sick black comedy to gruesome thriller’.

      Movie Talk –‘Director EL Katz ratchets up the tension effectively as the game gets ever more sickeningly dark, but it's his cast's fine performances that keep us watching and give this far-fetched tale a degree of emotional plausibility’.


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      29.08.2016 15:04
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      • "no-one is safe!"
      • "characters always surprise you"
      • "variety of characters and locations keeps you hooked"

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      Sheer brilliance! TV show that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout!

      Game of Thrones is a Television series based on the world-wide best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George RR Martin. Whether you have read the books or not, this is a series that you should watch. Jammed packed full of fantasy, mystery, drama, tragedy, and occasionally even humour. This series ranges from being rated 15 to 18; therefore, it is definitely not for someone expecting rainbows and unicorns from a fantasy series.
      There is a strong variety of characters, with no 2 characters alike. Being based on a land mass estimated to be the size of Europe; Westeros/the seven kingdoms, provides a huge number of magical and realistic locations that make this fantastical world feel all the more real. For example, in one episode you can go from the freezing cold North at Winterfell, to the warm and highly-populated South at Kings Landing, to the far east in Pentos or Quarth. the characters you will find in each location are as complex and interesting as the locations themselves.
      One thing I love about this series is that the characters are anything but 2-dimensional. In season 1, you tend to categorise the characters into ones you loved and root for, and ones you hate and want to die. However, by season 3 your perspective will be changed. One noticeable example being Jamie Lannister (but I won’t go into detail, you can find that out for yourself).
      The fact that characters in Game of Thrones are never safe makes this series the truly thrilling success it has been. With so many series trying to shock you and failing because everything is predictable, Game of Thrones goes above and beyond. Characters and plot lines that you never think possible (without damaging the show) happen so often and fluidly that this show is one that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
      However, with this amazing propensity to shock its audience, comes an inevitable problem. This show is not one to watch lightly. It requires your full attention constantly, because of how gripping and complex the plot is. Sadly, if you don’t keep your attention you may miss something. (E.g. characters’ names and details about them that may come into play later, are missed by casual viewers, lessening their viewing experience.)
      So if you fancy a light-hearted, easy show to watch, I’m sorry this isn’t for you. However, if you like gripping fantasy, with twists and turns, and slightly dark (i.e. not for kids); then Game of Thrones is the best choice.

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