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    • LG G2 / Smartphone / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      29.07.2014 01:17
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      • "Good build quality"
      • "Long battery life"
      • "Good resolution"
      • "Good size screen"
      • "Good design"
      • "Good camera"
      • "Android OS"

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      • "Akward volume buttons"

      A truly Cracking phone for a very affordable price!

      The LG G2 is a good phone, although it may not be right for some of you. The screen is vivid and clear running with a 1080p resolution so it scores good there although the standard resolution on phones will most likely move onto 2k soon as the first phones are starting to appear on the market with that. The Snapdragon 800 processor makes this phone quite fast and the above average 13 MP camera is also a great little edition. The powerful battery will last you up to 900 hours on standby or around 17.5 hours of talk time. Though the power and volume buttons are on the back of the phone, which could take some getting used to as its fairly unusual on smartphones although that could be an advantage in the unique category. Also LG decided to add a bunch of extra apps to the LG G2 which may or may not come in handy whilst also giving you the ability to disable but you cannot uninstall them. Although this phone has no micro sd slot, which means no storage expansion, it still comes with good storage starting at 32Gb then 64Gb which is really all you need. It's OS is the latest android which in my opinion is far better than Apple's iOS. But thats down to personal preference I guess. All in all a cracking phone boasting a very good OS, good camera and an all round fast performance.

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      29.07.2014 00:49
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      • "Gradually loses heat"
      • Heavy
      • Bulky

      Overall, a good idea for heating on the go. But only for short trips.

      When my youngest was born, I was surprised to discover that the method of making up bottles of formula had changed. Bottles now need to be made 'on demand' rather than making up bottles of cooled boiled water before adding formula when needed (as I did with my daughter).

      In the early days (before we ventured outside the house!), I'd make on demand by boiling the kettle, adding formula and rapid cooling in a bottle of ice cold water. After those initial first days, we invested in the Tommee Tippee 'Perfect Prep' machine. Of course this clever gadget isn't transportable when out and about so we had to research another solution and found the travel bottle warmer. What's more, our son had got used to lukewarm milk and wouldn't take the ready made milk we planned to use when out unless it was his usual temperature.

      The travel warmer contains a screw-able plastic lid which doubles up as a jug to add the water stored in the metal travel warmer. Operating the same as a thermos flask, you press a button and pour in to the plastic lid/jug.

      We'd fill the travel warmer with boiling hot water and put in the changing bag before leaving the house. When needed, we'd pour the water in to the jug, make up the sterilised bottle with readymade milk and warm the bottle up. This worked well for us as often it'd take a few minutes to get the milk to the ideal temperature if used in the first few hours.

      A huge disadvantage of this is how bulky it is! Luckily I had a very big changing bag, so the weight was more of an issue. If we were only out for a few hours, this worked as a perfect solution! However, if out for longer the water would lose its heat quite rapidly (especially if using multiple times as opening it would cause loss of heat).

      Priced at around £10, its an ideal solution for warming bottles on the go. Take away its bulkiness and gradual heat loss, its good.

      We've now managed to wean our son off warm milk (he seems to be less fussy now he's a little older) so no longer use the travel warmer.

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      29.07.2014 00:38
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      • "Fantastic costume and makeup"
      • "Diverse characters"
      • "A lot of suspense"
      • Realistic

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      • "Gets frustrating"
      • "A lot of sudden shocks"
      • Gory

      Not just any zombie programme

      Now this isn't just your typical zombie film where the whole thing is about killing zombies, this series is something different. Nobody knows how the apocalypse started but in my opinion this is how life would be for the living if a zombie apocalypse did happen. The meaning behind the name is that "The Walking Dead" aren't actually the zombies or "walkers" they are actually the people trying to survive out there.
      The main character Rick is brilliant you get a real attachment to him and really sympathise with him because he's not just in it for himself he wants to help literally everyone he can. There are a few characters that are just as cool and smart as Rick however his wife and a few other characters just really get on your nerves with how stupid they are and when they do ridiculous things to risk other peoples lives.
      One thing I must say is that they have got the costumes and makeup down to a T. The zombies look so realistic it's scary and each of the characters are dressed accordingly to who they are. It isn't all about the zombies though we actually see more personal storylines between the characters that would happen without the zombies being there but obviously the situation makes it about 10 times more difficult for them. There is a lot of death and I don't mean by just the walkers, people kill each other a lot in this series as well because it focuses on how people and humanity change being put in a particular situation and how some people would risk anything to save their family or even another person they've just become friends with.
      Now this isn't for the faint hearted. If you are scared of horror films or programmes I wouldn't advise it, if you have a weak stomach and don't like seeing people's vital organs being torn out of them or zombies with half of their face chewed off then I'd recommend something else. However if you can hack the horror and gore scenes then it really is a great watch.

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      29.07.2014 00:25
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      • Educational
      • Fun
      • Engaging
      • Bright

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      • "Lack of spinning butterflies!"
      • "Thin mat"

      A brilliant addition to the Fisher Price Rainforest range.

      When looking for a baby gym, I wanted something bright and engaging. I came across this and fell in love with it straight away! It ticked all the boxes, with all the features you'd expect from a baby play gym and more. We've been using the baby gym for 9 weeks now and have come across more advantages/disadvantage that I hadn't previously considered when buying.

      The baby gym comes in a handy bag with a handle. I presume this is to carry it around when travelling. It is packaged in three pieces - the mat and two arches (which has various colourful animals attached to loops). It is very easy to assemble with useful instructions and all you have to do is add batteries (situated inside the giraffe), click the two arches together (one sits under the other) and slide the ends of each ends of the arches in to the holes in the mat.

      There is a musical box situated on the top of the baby gym which controls the sounds. It has various settings:

      1. Continuous music and jungle sounds (controlled by sliding the yellow switch to the music symbol sign).
      2. Triggered music and jungle sounds (controlled by sliding the yellow switch to the rattle sign). The music triggers when baby moves any of the toys on the arches and it plays for about 10 seconds.

      Both settings trigger the lights situated under the box to glow, which creates a soothing environment for the baby. The blue switch is an on/off and sound button.

      Aesthetically the mat lived up to my expectations. It is so colourful and features lots of animals. It comes with a pelican (which rattles), butterflies (which dangle down - I did expect these to spin so was a little disappointed to find out they don't). penguin (with a spinning wheel), a dangling monkey, elephant (with spinning bead rattle) and the giraffe has a colourful big mirror hanging from its mouth. The mat features a stream and more colourful animal decor making it altogether very engaging for a baby.

      The mat itself has lots of hooks (along with the arches) which means you can reposition the toys depending on the age of the baby (on mat for tummy time for instance). I can imagine this will be very useful in the future.

      Overall, I am pleased with the mat but feel it isn't worth the RRP of £59.99. However, its often on promotion and you can usually get it for the £35 - £40 mark which is reasonable. The mat could improve with the addition of spinning butterflies and perhaps the mat itself could be more plushy. I have to place the mat under another to ensure my baby is comfortable. It matches the other Fisher Price Rainforest items which is nice.

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      29.07.2014 00:21
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      • "Good actors and actresses"
      • "Emotional impact"
      • "Diverse and well thought characters"
      • "Brilliant storylines"
      • "Witty comedy"

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      • "Too much sex at times"
      • Violence

      Absolutely fantastic, highly recommend.

      I have to say Game Of Thrones has to be one of the most fantastic, if not THE most fantastic, series I have ever seen. Usually I stick to comedy or crime genre's to be perfectly honest but everyone was talking about how good Game Of Thrones was so I thought I'd watch it. So glad I did.
      The places used for filming are spectacular and fit the actual storyline perfectly and in Game Of Thrones nothing is too strange (they have winters for 9 years). The actors and actresses chosen for the characters also fit the role perfectly; Sean Bean plays a great Ned Stark and Emilia Clarke is outstanding as Daenerys Targaryen to name but a couple of the great talents featured.
      Now to put Game Of Thrones in simple terms it's basically houses fighting for the iron throne and everyone is convinced they are the rightful king. Along with that thought it's also a lot of people and animals being beheaded, Tyrion Lannister being clever and far too witty and a lot of unnecessary sex scenes. Also if you're watching a scene with Jon Snow in just expect repetitive use of a particular swearword (in literally every scene). You also get so attached to the characters that it's painful watching someone be sneaky to them or hurt them it's like they are one of your friends. Then there's other characters where you wish you were in the series just so you could scream at them.
      I must advise that while watching Game Of Thrones to have a lot of time on your hands so you can watch a few episodes as it gets very addictive and sometimes you can sit in college or at work thinking about what's going to happen next. Also if you are following the series and you've missed an episode block yourself from all social media until you've seen it as social media explodes when a new season starts. It's a very compelling series and the box set is worth every penny. I'm currently rewatching the whole series and I'm on to the seconds season as my boyfriend, who refused to watch it at first and said he hated it, is now currently hooked and I'm not even bored rewatching it. It's difficult to follow so pay attention to all the characters, their families and their alliances or when something happens you may be wondering why and get confused but I would highly recommend this to anyone. Not just fantasy fans or those who enjoy HBO shows, to absolutely everyone. Apart from children of course.

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      28.07.2014 23:51
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      Just okay

      I received this a few months ago as a birthday present from my friend. I do not tend to purchase celebrity brands myself due to the fact that they are never as good as the bigger and experienced brands.

      I was given the gift set version of the perfume that comes with the body lotion. The packaging was pretty generic and typical, like any other perfume gift set that you would get.

      The scent of the perfume is very fruity, like super fruity. In my opinion it is a bit too fruity and is definitely the most fruity perfume I have ever smelt!

      I find that the smell does not last that long at all. I literally sprayed the perfume on me and then roughly about 30 minutes later it had sinked into my clothes and I could not really smell any of the perfume. There is a very faint smell that slightly lingers but it is not the way that you want it to be when applying perfume. I suppose it does give a pleasant smell which is good if you are looking for something that is not overwhelming at all but still makes you smell nice.

      The bottle, to me, looks cheap. I think the brand was trying to create a look that looks expensive and of quality but unfortunately I do not think that they pulled it off successfully.

      The main negative of this perfume for me was that the scent does not last long. You have to keep topping it up, which is very frustrating.

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      28.07.2014 22:59
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      Pretty woman the movie , a touching film for all ages

      This is one of my most favourite films going. It is so beautiful and emotional especially at the very end of the film. It is an old classic and is very popular in my family. Most of us have watched it around 8 - 10 times now. That is how much we love this film. The main actors in this film are Julia Roberts ( who plays the lead girl ) and Richard gear ( who plays the main man ) . Together they make a great couple. The film is about two people who meet and fall in love. My favourite part of the film is the shopping scene. It is hilarious and so magical. I wish it could happen to me in real life. This film has an amazing ending which you do not expect. There will be some tears but it is worth it. Hope it helps x x Imogen

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    • WESC Oboe Headphones / Headphones / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      28.07.2014 22:56
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      Stylish and short-lived

      I bough these because they look like a very stylish alternative to some probaby more functional Bose headphones I had. For a price of £40 they have served me well, however my main gripe is their poor life span.

      so I've purchased these twice, only because the first set done what all headphones love to do and go in one ear. I thought that this was just going to be the case with crappy in ears or the regular iPhone headphones but I was wrong.

      don't get me wrong, these headphones produce excellent sound quality and love the base. mid tones are clear and concise and high notes don't screech but maintain its sound.

      I listen to a range of genres from rock and ro to dubstep and hip hop, it was essential that I have great sound quality. these were recommended to me by a friend who has gone through his fair share of headphones simply cause he likes the variation, seinheisser, beats, Bose.

      for there price they're quality bass ear muffs, and I say that because they suffocate your head and apply pressure. I found that I was getting headaches and they made you hot too.

      for the price maybe I shouldn't of expected too much and they are good for price. Overall I have been satisfies with these headphones but their lifespan has let them down, I wouldn't recommend them to anyone who is not prepared to deal with the warranty information (definitely get a warranty, it should be around 3 pounds).

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    • New Look Retailers Ltd / Employment / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      28.07.2014 22:47
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      Great place to get clothes , new look

      New look is one of my favourite shops to buy clothes for holidays or just average days. There is something for everyone there. There are many different clothes for adults for different shapes and sizes. They also have a wide selection of kids clothes. I recently managed to get lots oh holiday clothes for my young daughter and I also managed to get her a lovely prom dress . The clothes come in many different sizes. The prices of the clothes are very affordable. They also sell shoes at a very cheap price. The changing rooms are very spacious so trying stuff on is nice. The lighting in the changing rooms is amazing. Also , the staff there are incredibly friendly and helpful. Overall I think new look is a great shop for people any age or any size. I would dfinitely have a nip in there next time xxx Imogen

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      28.07.2014 22:39
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      Bourjois pot blusher , great range of colour

      This blusher is by the brand bourjois. These have been around for almost 150 years which is a very long time. Bourjois is sold all around the uk in shops like boots and superdrug. Their blushers are usually very reasonably priced at around £7 which isn't too bad compared to places like mac or bobbi brown. The packaging is very basic yet chic. It is a small plastic pot. The colour of the pot depends on the colour of the blush. The blush itself is circular in shape and is a small dome. The product comes with a small brush which is actually great quality and easy to apply the product with. In the lid there is also a decent size mirror which is perfect throughout the day for touch ups. Overall I would definitely recommend buying this product. The main reason is that there is a shade for everyone.

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    • Peppa Pig Headphones / Headphones / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      28.07.2014 22:32
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      Didn't fit, disappointed

      Backstory: I bought these headphones for a young girl who is very fon of peppa pig. Being young, she had little knowledge and didn't care much about sound quality so I thought these would be a nice little gift .

      I bought these after a long search for headphones that are not too large for a child's head and I believed the product description which makes a point of saying they are designed for small heads. However they basically seem to be just adult sized headphones and are too large for my 6 year old's normal sized head. They actually fit me at their smallest size, there is about a 2cm gap between the top of my daughter's head and the band (I'll try to upload a photo of her wearing them). I gave them one star because I am now looking at my daughter listening to music whilst holding them so they don't fall off, they are not child sized headphones, and at their largest they would probably fit a horse. I realise they were cheap so I can't really deduct any more stars for their quality which is really poor (both build and sound quality) but its worth a mention.

      I have been disappointed with these headphones being the techie that I am, but also because they don't fit a child, the demographic they were designed for! I certainly won't be wearing them because they don't fit her either! I didn't expect much, and I also didn't get much.

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    • Scholl Express Pedi / Leg & Foot Care / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      28.07.2014 21:58
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      • "Battery operated"
      • "No pain"
      • "Smooth feet"

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      • "not as good as a manual foot file"

      Just a lazy tool!

      I was so exited when I had seen the advert for this product - I thought what a brilliant idea! A pedicure within minutes a way to save time and effort. When I Recieved the item I was thrilled and have a go straight away, I watched videos on youtube to find out how people used them. A bit self explanatory really but never mind. The item comes as a small handle with a space at the top to click in the roller and batteries to operate. My first thought about this - very bulky! It's quite fiddly to use especially trying to use it in different angles. I found it quite heavy after a while. So after a few mintues of filing I still felt it wasn't enough and I kept going, it was painless but it got boring after a whole it seemed like it was taking forever! I look after my feet and have them in good nick so I defiantly thought it took longer than it should have. I plowed on until my feet felt smooth .. They were great. A few days later whilst washing my feet I noticed they felt quite rough so I found myself going through the same process off using it again. After a few weeks I decided to try a normally foot file and I honestly couldn't believe the difference in my feet - always stick to a hand foot file!! Wish I hadn't wasted £30 but it was worth a try!

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      28.07.2014 20:52
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      • "Don't feel sticky"
      • "Kind to my skin"
      • "They remove make up well"

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      • "None really "

      NIce wipes and a nice clean face

      I use all types of wet cleansing wipes for taking my make up off at the end of the day. I usually buy Johnson's wipes but I love to use Olay Essentials Wet Cleansing Wipes and they are currently on offer in Tescos - buy one and get the other half price. I have picked up, naturally, as I sue these every day and so i get through quite a lot of them.

      The reason I like them so much is that they really do remove all traces of my make up - even waterproof mascara. They are nicely fragranced, kind to my skin and they do not make my skin feel sticky or tacky when I have used them, as some other cheaper brands can do.

      They stay nice and moist right to the end of the pack and they are large and fairly robust so I can give my face a good scrub and I know they are not going to fall apart.

      Overall, wd recommend them as they are a brand that I definitely trust and they are well worth a try if you haven't used this brand before.

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      28.07.2014 20:46
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      • "Mixes Well"
      • "Tastes Good"

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      • Expensive

      USN is smooth and tasty but are you making the most out of your money?

      USN is a popular brand in the world of supplements. There are 3 main types of whey protein: concentrate, isolate and hydrolised. These three become purer with higher protein counts and so more expensive respectively. 100% Whey is usually a mixture of concentrate and isolate in the world of supplements and USN's is no different. The protein comes in a number of flavours such as chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. This review is of the strawberry variety.

      Taste

      Whey isolates generally are not as sweet as concentrates however the higher percentage of concentrate within this protein allows the sweetness of the strawberry to come out yet not be overpowering. I find that sometimes the priority should be function over taste, however its always nice to have a decent tasting shake.

      Mixing

      This powder from USN is very fine and so far has mixed very well with 250+ ml of either water of milk. Not only does it leave no lumps or froth I have also found that it creates a decent texture when used with water as well as milk. This means it doesn't taste like a dodgy squash when used with the water, which is a bonus for those who don't want the calories from milk but want to keep the milkshake feel.

      Size/Price

      The reviewed protein is the 908g variety and provides between 26/27 servings of 34g. Prices online vary from over £35 on their own website to around £24 on other websites. Similar 100% proteins can be found for around the same £24 price online so the price isn't outrageous. However, there are cheaper websites with similar products which may be worth investing in for the cost conscious. In my opinion there are better proteins out there for the price, even in terms of choosing a complete isolate instead of 100% whey which is purer and can be found at similar prices.

      Effectiveness

      As with all proteins the effectiveness is based on other factors such as exercise and diet. Used in conjunction with both of these protein shakes such as this one from USN can provide the extra protein needed for athletes and lifters. They are a cheaper alternative to buying meats such as beef or chicken not to mention they are a lot quicker and more versatile to have on the go immediately post workout or any other time supplementing your diet is needed.

      Overall

      Don't get me wrong this is a decent product, it effective, tastes and mixes well and the solid tub, for me, is much more preferable to pouches that other companies use. My only qualm is the price, I feel you are paying higher odds for the USN branding and use of phrases such as 100% whey etc when in reality there are better proteins out there for similar prices or similar protein for lower cost. On the flip side there are worse proteins out there for similar or more money, so its quite middle of the road unless you look thoroughly at the market.

      Please also note these can often be found in sales on the USN website, recently they were 2 for £24.99! which is a great price and would make it one of the best proteins of the market at such a price!



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      28.07.2014 20:45
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      Works but not for my sensitive skin

      I got this for my mum who has a lot of different health issues. I made a point not to tell her what I thought it might help with and asked her to let me know if she noticed any improvements (I have also been using it occasionally when my pain has been intense).

      She has reported some improvement in her back pain and also less problems with acid reflux. I wasn't sure whether she would continue to use it, but it looks like she is convinced it is helping her.
      I also use the ordinary 'day' version and both my mum and I did experience a rash on one occasion. My rash was very itchy and burned. I avoided reapplying on the same area for a week or so and haven't had any serious reaction since - although I do occasionally get some discomfort and I don't have particularly sensitive skin. To anyone who does get a rash, I would say you should just reduce the dose and avoid the area for a while, but your tolerance should improve with use.

      Overall I have found this product work and is useful. Despite the rash, I would recommend this product to a friend (I have very sensitive skin). This has helped take away my aches and pains and is also reasonably affordable but I would like it if the bottle was bigger. The smell is faint and not overpowering, so this can be applied throughout the day without fear of people thinking you stink.

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