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      20.08.2014 10:39

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      Cuckoo, Cuckoo, the Fashion Model is Dead

      After hitting it so big and famous with the Harry Potter fantasy books, it's perhaps understandable that author J.K. Rowling would find her previous success to throw a weighty shadow over whatever she would do next. Therefore, as her second post-Potter novel, "The Cuckoo's Calling," came out in 2013, she published it under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, perhaps as a means for an unbiased reception for a crime novel despite already having made a good commercial showing with "The Casual Vacancy" the year prior. Cormoran Strike is a down-on-his-luck private investigator, having just lost his on-and-off girlfriend, leaving him in essence homeless and with no high-paying clients to speak of. Not only that, but he also tries to keep it a secret that he is wearing a clumsy prosthetic leg after a bomb ripped the previous one off in Afghanistan, a fact that causes him an annoying amount of trouble.

      When he is sent a new temp secretary in the form of Robin Ellacott to replace a previous one who had left, the two strike up an uneasy partnership - the former not really wanting another secretary he knows he can't pay, but appreciating the woman's discreet nature, while the latter is fascinated by the romantic ideals of detective work despite his employer being an odd sort who seems to spend a suspicious amount of time at the office. But when he lands a surprising high profile case to investigate the death of a famous model due to a faint familial connection, he gets thrown into an investigation that can not only help him get out of the swamp he is in, but give him his own sense of worthiness back.

      As far as murder mysteries go, "The Cuckoo's Calling" is not a bad book and features a slick style of storytelling, with characters at least a bit more interesting than in your typical noir. However, it takes an inordinately long period of time before the story truly starts to gain momentum and all the disparate elements of the mystery start to come together. Cormoran as a moody and depressed war veteran with a disability he tries to hide and a less than ideal life situation is a sober character that remains a bit aloof at times, but remains interesting enough as the main protagonist.

      Robin, However, despite the early setting, quickly descends more into the role of a bit player who answers the phone and does internet searches, but is only active for a relatively small part of the book. The suspects, as well as related plot threads, are numerous and somewhat convoluted, but Rowling does pull everything together well in the end to the point that I couldn't tell the murderer before the revelation. Still, the fact that the novel is just too slow to begin, only coming alive toward the last third, makes this more an average read than anything else. Not bad, but not likely something you'll remember for too long afterwards. (c) berlioz II

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      20.08.2014 10:29

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      • " apple smell"
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      little green tin

      Ok, so its not pink like the Superdrug little pink tin but it is just as good as the pink version except this one is green and hence called the Superdrug little soothing green tin and its my constant companion in my handbag as its so good and so handy and really works well on my lips. 


      Inside the tin you will find a Lip Therapy Lip Balm which Superdrug say, "softens and soothes dry and cracked lips." It's basically a solid small tin of petroleum jelly. I love it when you get a new tin because the formula is perfect and smooth and I love getting my finger and being the first to use this balm. The substance is much like a wax substance although it is not as sticky as wax. As soon as you rub your finger across the mixture it comes away on your finger and you can then apply it to your lips. I find that you really only need a bit of the lip balm and it smoothes onto my lips really well. It does keep them nice and smooth and I like how it keeps them that way throughout the day. What I like about this lip balm is that its just very simple and plain but works well. There is also added aloe vera in the formula too which always works well on my skin and I'm glad of the inclusipn in this lip balm as I feel it adds that extra touch of softness that other lip balms don't have.


      The great thing about this lip balm is that it has an apple flavour to it. It smells really delicious and when you apply it to your lips its quite subtle and not overpowering and fruity like some apple flavours can be. 


      The tin measures about 5cm in diameter and 1.5cm deep. The tin has a circular lid that is sometimes hard to get on but good because it stays on and if the jelly does get hot and melts a little the nice thing is none escapes because the lid is on so tightly. The size makes it the perfect lip balm to put in a bag and I have a few of these dotted around in various bags when I need to reapply during the day. The tin is well made and I have never had a problem with the lid coming off and making a mess in my bag as its a nice tight fit.

      The balm gives my lips a bit of a shine but nothing too over the top which is nice. I like to use this balm right before I go to bed as well because it works perfectly over night and I always think my lips feel a bit dry at night without it. I can apply it and not worry that the balm will stain my pillowcase or anything like that because it is so plain.


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      20.08.2014 10:27
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      • "Familiar characters"
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      Another fun caper in the Stephanie Plum series

      I’ve read the majority but not all of the 21 books in the main Stephanie Plum series – there are some other Evanovich books in which Stephanie appears. They appeal to my sense of humour and share the same common elements including:

      Stephanie Plum: Stephanie works for her cousin as a bounty hunter. She describes herself as having shoulder length curly brown hair, blue eyes and ‘can almost always’ do up the top button of her jeans which is somewhat surprising given the amount of doughnuts and Cluck-in-a-Bucket chicken she gets through.

      Joe Morelli: Stephanie has two men in her life and I really wish she’d make up her mind and commit to Joe, the good looking and long suffering policeman and his goofy dog, Bob.

      Ranger: an altogether more professional bounty hunter with his own security agency. Of Cuban descent with a mysterious background, Ranger can make Stephanie go wobbly at the knees. All he has to do is utter the word Babe, and Stephanie is in danger of forgetting what she has going with Joe.

      Lola: supposedly a filing clerk at Vinnie’s bail bond office, more often than not Lula rides shotgun for Stephanie and is usually squeezed into spandex several sizes too small for her ample figure.

      Rex: Stephanie’s hamster who lives in a soup can and has miraculously survived several attempts to blow up Stephanie’s apartment.

      … and no Stephanie Plum novel is complete without at least one car or apartment getting fire-bombed.

      ~~~Notorious 19~~~
      No surprises that this is the 19th in the series. The book runs true to form – it’s the usual wacky tale of Stephanie’s attempts to bring in a FTA (failure to appear). Stephanie is after Geoffrey Cubbin who has apparently embezzled large sums from an old people’s home but has disappeared while in hospital. She is also doing some work with Ranger which involves her having to provide cover as a bridesmaid (the bnde and groom have been receiving some very nasty threats). Cue major trauma about having to wear taffeta.

      Like the other books in the series, this is really just a bit of fun. Although a light read, it is a page turner with high comedy value. Evanovich has a hit upon a winning formula with her Stephanie Plum novels. Notorious 19 is not going to stretch the reader but it does provide a bit of escapis and a large dose of humour. Like the other books in the series, this will cheer you up if you’re having a bad day.

      I borrowed a copy from my local library but the paperback is available from Amazon for £8.18, the hardback for £12.91 or the kindle edition for £3.99.

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      20.08.2014 08:49
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      • "Writing style "
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      • "A little bit dark in places "

      A little darker than we are used to from Charlaine Harris

      Shakespeare’s Champion is the second book in the Lily Bard series of mystery books from author Charlaine Harris. I starting reading these books as I was a massive fan of her Southern Vampire books which the TV show True Blood is based upon.

      Unlike the Southern Vampire books this series has nothing supernatural about it as it is a good old fashioned murder mystery but what it does share is the small town setting and the same easy writing style.

      Shakespeare’s Champion is the second book featuring Lily Bard the tough as nails cleaning lady who moved to the town of Shakespeare to escape some traumatic incident in her past. In this book Lily is visiting the gym early one morning and discovers the body of a local builder which looks like a tragic accident but when other incidents start happening around the town it soon becomes apparent that it is no accident.

      These books were a nice discovery for me as although I loved Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire books I wasn’t sure what I was going to make of a straight mystery series. It does share a lot of similarities with those books however as you really get to discover the cast of characters that inhabit the town. There is also a really easy flow to the book and a lot of it just involves Lily going about her daily life which some people might not like but I enjoy as it means that you really feel as though you are getting to know her and some of the other characters better.

      Although there is something distinctly twee feeling about the writing there is nothing twee about the plot as it is quite dark in places. This one concerns racism and it gets quite dark and nasty in places and it is fascinating to read about things like this that were still happening in America in the late 90’s. For me this was the most difficult to read in the series but also was my favourite so far out of the four that I have read.

      Everything isn’t tied up nicely in the end and I was left feeling frustrated with parts of the outcome but I think that is the sign of a good writer that although parts frustrated me I was looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see the story continue.

      Lily herself is a fascinating character and one that I felt that I got to know much better in this book than the first. She is still distant with people but you see her open up a little bit more and learn a little bit more about her and her previous life before coming to Shakespeare. She also gets a love interest in this one and although no fan of romances I was curious to see where it would go given all her problems.

      This is a first rate murder mystery with a dark edge to it.

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    • Nokia Lumia 800 / Mobile Phone / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      20.08.2014 03:53
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      Voici donc le Lumia (prononcez "Loumia") 800, le premier smartphone, ou plutôt Windows Phone (Mango), né de l'union sacrée entre le géant finlandais, en mal de parts de marché sur ce segment, et de Microsoft, également peu représenté sur le marché des OS mobiles.

      Le distingué Lumia 800 reprend les lignes du N9, jamais débarqué dans nos contrées, et semble disposer d'attributs capables de le hisser en haut de l'affiche des meilleurs terminaux haut de gamme du moment.

      Qu'en est-il ? Nokia peut-il compter sur son dernier-né pour renouer avec sa réputation de fabricant sérieux et susceptible de séduire les plus exigeants ? Réponse dans ce banc d'essai.


      Un look qui a du caractère

      Le Lumia 800 reprend donc le design du N9 (sous MeeGo) et est disponible en noir (mat !), cyan et magenta. Son allure, particulièrement réussie avec sa coque unibody en polycarbonate, est sobre et épurée.
      Le téléphone se différencie parfaitement de ses adversaires sans en faire trop. On aime. Même les plus fervents défenseurs du design de l'iPhone 4S (et 4, donc) conviennent que ce Lumia 800 est un joli produit, c'est dire ! Il est vrai qu'il est loin des smartphones d'un genre banal qui attendent sagement dans les linéaires des boutiques opérateurs qu'on les remarque.

      Comme bien souvent chez Nokia, la finition est exemplaire : les matériaux choisis, qui inspirent solidité et confiance, sont de qualité et rien n'est laissé au hasard ; une housse en silicone est même fournie et le cache du port microUSB, facile à enlever, ne semble pas fragile.


      On aime l'écran convexe, légèrement bombé, qui s'intègre parfaitement à la coque, ne laissant pas, contrairement à pas mal de concurrents, une large bordure qui ne sert à rien si ce n'est à augmenter les dimensions des téléphones. L'ensemble est vraiment bien pensé et agréable à prendre en mains : le Lumia 800 n'a rien à envier aux smartphones haut de gamme. Au contraire, du point de vue ergonomie, il en supplante pas mal.
      Malgré ses 142 g (un poil moins que le grand Titan) affichés sur la balance, le Lumia 800 ne fait pas "brique" ; son poids n'est absolument pas dérangeant et renforce au final ce sentiment de smartphone haut de gamme bien construit.

      L'écran AMOLED ClearBlack de 3,7 pouces (480 x 800p) se montre efficace à l'usage. Les noirs sont profonds, le contraste est infini, mais la luminosité est un peu faible, y compris poussée à son maximum. Si le bleu est fidèle, les autres couleurs sont un peu délirantes. On est finalement assez proche du Galaxy S sur ce point. A l'oeil, l'écran est très agréable à regarder et, pour ne rien gâcher, il s'intègre parfaitement au cadre.

      Pour terminer sur la partie ergonomie de ce modèle, notons l'absence de diode de notifications (alerte en cas de réception d'emails, de messages…), de port HDMI et l'impossibilité d'augmenter la capacité de mémoire (16 Go, seulement). Des manquements dus au cahier des charges imposé par Microsoft que Nokia n'a donc pas pu intégrer sur son terminal.
      Quitte à suivre le chemin balisé d'Apple, on aurait toutefois apprécié pouvoir choisir une version de 32 Go et/ou 64 Go. Notez que, comme les iPhone 4 et 4S, le Lumia 800 demande une micro-SIM et la batterie ne s'enlève pas.

      Interface ergonomique et navigation fluide

      Microsoft ne veut pas entendre parler de surcouche constructeur dans un souci de bon fonctionnement de tous les terminaux alimentés par son OS — contrairement à la segmentation observée sur les appareils sous Android, pas tous égaux en termes de réactivité et de stabilité. Par conséquent, le Lumia 800 affiche la même interface utilisateur que le HTC Titan, à ceci près que les icônes sont, de base, d'un "bleu Nokia".
      Dans les entrailles de l'appareil, un processeur de 1,4 Ghz signé Qualcomm épaule parfaitement un OS stable. Résultat : la fluidité est de mise et ce, quelles que soient les ressources demandées par tel ou tel logiciel. Ainsi, les jeux, GPS et autre lecture de vidéo, qui demandent pas mal d'énergie pour ne pas avoir à souffrir de ralentissements, bénéficient d'un très bon fonctionnement. Les applications se chargent en outre rapidement. Au cours de nos tests, nous n'avons eu à déplorer aucune latence, le Lumia 800 n'ayant jamais failli. Les plus addicts à leur mobile et les plus exigeants apprécieront ses bonnes performances générales.


      Multimédia

      Comme l'iPhone et son indissociable iTunes, tous les Windows Phone sont dépendants du logiciel Zune (à télécharger) pour synchroniser son contenu (films, photos, musique…). Pas franchement ergonomique, le Lumia 800 lui sera tout de même à jamais relié. Mieux vaut le savoir.

      À l'usage photo, le Lumia 800 se révèle très agréable, qu'il s'agisse de la rapidité de la mise au point ou de l'enregistrement des clichés, véloce lui aussi. On apprécie aussi la large palette de réglages, qui permet de régler l'ISO, par exemple.
      D'un point de vue rendu, c'est plutôt correct dans l'ensemble, mais moins bon que ce qu'offre un iPhone 4S, un Xperia Ray ou un HTC Titan. Les clichés du Lumia 800 sont un peu moins piqués que ceux délivrés par l'iPhone 4S et le HTC Titan, plus détaillés. Comparé au terminal d'Apple, celui proposé par Nokia souffre d'une moins bonne gestion du bruit : l'image en basse lumière est riche en pixels colorés. le Lumia 800 affiche des couleurs trop froides alors que l'iPhone 4S, lui, préfère les teintes un peu trop chaudes. Au milieu, plus juste sur ce point, plus fidèle donc, on trouve le Xperia Ray avec des couleurs neutres.

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    • Samsung Galaxy Ace / Smartphone / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      20.08.2014 03:47
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      • "pas cher "

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      tres bien

      Samsung lance un nouveau smartphone Android milieu de gamme. Son design fin et compact ainsi que ses nouvelles matières au niveau de la coque arrière lui confère un aspect anti-dérapant.

      Ce Samsung est également équipé d'un processeur 800 MHz, d'un écran 3,5 pouces capacitif multitouch et d'un appareil photo 5 mégapixels incluant un autofocus et flash LED avec enregistreur vidéo 320 x 240 pixels. Le terminal offre jusqu'à 32 Go d'extension microSD.

      Côté musique, profitez du lecteur MP3 et de la radio FM avec système RDS et branchez casque ou écouteurs sur la prise Jack 3.5 mm.

      Ce modèle est compatible avec les réseaux 3G+, les connexions WiFi et Bluetooth 2.1. Il embarque bien entendu tous les services mobiles de Google : Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, You Tube, Google Calendar et Google Talk. Avec la solution de messagerie unifiée Social Hub, vous centralisez tous vos comptes ainsi que l'information de vos réseaux sociaux Facebook, Twitter et Myspace. Les fiches détaillées de vos contacts intègrent l'historique des échanges.

      Enfin, Le Samsung Ace vous fera découvrir l'application ThinkFreeOffice qui vous permettra de modifier, créer et visualiser des documents word, excel, powerpoint et pdf.

      Caractéristiques
      Design Classique (full tactile)
      Système d'exploitation (OS) Android 2.2 (Froyo)
      Ecran 3,5'' (320 x 480 pixels)
      16 millions de couleurs
      Mémoire interne 160 Mo
      Appareil photo 5 mégapixels

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    • Galaxy Chocolate / Chocolate / 2 Readings / 1 Rating
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      20.08.2014 03:45
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      tres bon

      Galaxy (sold as Dove in many parts of the world) is a brand of milk chocolate, made and marketed by Mars, Incorporated, sold in India,[1] Ireland, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man.

      The Galaxy and Dove brands cover a wide range of products including chocolate bars in milk chocolate, Caramel and Fruit & Nut varieties, Minstrels, Ripple (milk chocolate with a folded or "rippled" milk chocolate centre), Amicelli, Duetto, Promises, Bubbles and Truffle. Related brands in other parts of the world include "Jewels", and "Senzi" in the Middle East. The Galaxy and Dove brands also market a wide range of products including ready-to-drink chocolate milk, hot chocolate powder, chocolate cakes, ice cream and more. The Dove brand is known for the messages written on the inside of the foil wrapper of each individual chocolate piece.[citation needed]

      The Galaxy brand was first launched in the UK in 1960.

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      20.08.2014 03:43
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      tres bien

      La nouvelle Sony PSP devient plus légère (189 grammes contre 280), plus fine (environ 19 mm contre 23), le port infrarouge disparaît et une sortie vidéo est disponible. Maintenant il sera possible de relier la console à une télévision, l'autonomie est améliorée alors que la batterie passe de 1 800 mAh à 1 200 mAh. Enfin, la console est capable d’utiliser une carte Memory Stick comme cache pour les UMD.

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    • Kyle XY / TV Programme / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      20.08.2014 02:15
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      • "Males you smile"

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      • "Males you cry"

      Amazing journey tru kyles life.

      Its the best series if ur into sci-fy and family series. Its amasing how it makes you smile, in a Way you didnt smile sinde you were a kid, in the same time it males you cry from the borttog of ur heart.

      It takes u on a journey tru the Path af science, into kyles mind.

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      20.08.2014 01:49
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      • Soothing/cooling
      • "Spreads evenly"
      • "Absorbs quickly"
      • "Instant hydrating boost"

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      • "Not long lasting for dry skin"
      • "Perhaps not for older skin so much"
      • Expensive

      Helpful as a travel moisturizer in hot weather as a refresher

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      Neal’s Yard is an ethically inspired UK brand using other UK companies for testing and manufacturing. They have their fair share of awards and a firm believer in organic and natural ingredients. They’ve been around for 30 years and advocate cruelty free experimentation, support many causes and believe in benefits of herbs for health and well being. They aren’t a high street brand but they are well renowned, I appreciate their serious approach and that they don’t compromise on their products for the sake of image. They don’t use petrochemicals, SLS, mineral oil (paraffin), synthetic perfumes, silicones, unnatural preservatives, parabens or phthalates. Remember that those ingredients can cause skin irritation so if you have sensitive skin or if you don’t want ingredients that your skin can’t process it’s always good to keep an eye on the label or these brands that are committed to high quality. They do use plastic packaging for their products but many benefit from their trademark blue bottles; blue glass and dark glass in general act as a filter for UV and preserve oils for longer (cooking oils also) and prevent the leeching of plastic chemicals into the product, plus the glass bottles are re-usable.

      The Performance:

      Power Berry Daily Moisture 100ml £23.75 – marketed as ‘lightweight, easily absorbed daily moisturising lotion containing antioxidant-rich acai, bilberry, goji berry and rosehip, supports the skin with hyaluronic acid to boost skin moisture levels, whilst a synergistic combination of buddleia and thyme, containing antioxidant flavonoids, and anti-inflammatory saponins and triterpenoids, acts as an anti pollutant to help combat ‘city stress’ and promote skin radiance and vitality.’

      I find this very hydrating and revitalising, and even though I don’t generally have sensitive skin my jaw and neck can react to creams but I haven’t had any problems with this. I dehydrate quite easily so this is helpful for my skin as a thirst quencher, it gives a ‘wake up’ call making my face feel immediately perky. It also smells mood enhancing and is very smooth.

      Unfortunately I wouldn’t say this has deep moisturizing effects, perhaps for younger and combination or oily skin but for 30+ and dry skin it seems like more of an instant boost than long lasting such an overnight lotion. Long term it does make my skin feel supple and abit firmer but it doesn’t do much about lines, it doesn’t plump the skin or make it ‘radiant’ so for me it doesn’t improve the overall condition of skin making it look younger.

      My hands look older than I am as I’m constantly cleaning so it’s a shame that isn’t enough for them and they look tired again as soon as I wash them so the lotion doesn’t do much there other than a quick ‘facelift’ so to speak.

      Overall I’d say this is a good hot weather moisturizer when you just want it to absorb quickly, sit well under makeup (if you wear any) and refresh. Other than that something stronger may be needed.

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    • topcashback.co.uk / Internet Site / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      20.08.2014 00:41
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      • "Great benefits"
      • "Easy to navigate"

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      • "Genuine cashback can be declined"
      • "Some retailer take longer to pay"
      • "Frustration when credit doesn't track"

      Free cash for shopping, however don't spend it until it is confirmed!

      I discovered TopCashback after being referred by a friend. It sounded a little too good to be true to be honest. The concept in a nutshell is that providing you go via this website before conducting online shopping a percentage of your overall spend is paid back into your TopCashBack account.

      There are various sites of a similar nature that offer certain benefits for 'referrals' onto web pages. My advice is to select a few and play them off against each other. Before buying online you should weigh up where the greatest benefits lies. This is where I find TopCashBack one of the leaders, quite often their rates beat those of competitors and they have limited time offers usually offering increased rates. I also find there are two types of transactions with these sorts of site, everyday transactions that usually accrue a couple of percent. For these transactions I tend to automatically use TopCashBack predominantly for ease of use. The second type of transaction is for larger purchases/services which normally attract much larger rates of cashback. These transactions insurances, mobile phone contracts etc.. Where possible I would wait for an offer rate for these products as it can make quite a difference.

      The site itself is very easy to register with and navigate. There is a personalised section which will detail your account and break down each of your earnings. There are so many retailers included in the scheme, 95% of the major high street retailers will offer some form of cashback. The search bar makes it very easy to locate the retailer that you are after. There are occasions where tracking is unsuccessful but there is a customer care section where you can lodge a claim for this. Some retailers take longer to approve cashback than others meaning a delay in payment. ultimately the decision to pay cashback rests with the retailer and I have had one or two genuine claims where the retailers have refused to pay. The only way to avoid this disappointment is only consider the money once it available for payout.

      Overall you don't have anything to lose by using a site such as this, providing you would have bought the items anyway.

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      20.08.2014 00:34
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      • "perfect pants!"
      • "invisible underwear!"

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      • "bit pricey"

      invisible pants which you do not feel you are wearing - bliss!!!

      I have been buying Sloggies for a number of years now and have NEVER been disappointed with any of their briefs whether they are high, medium or low designs as their quality is very good, the standard is great and there is never any sloppy stitching which can be found in cheaper knickers.

      At around £12 I find they are by no means the best value underwear around but they certainly last month after month with no sign of wear or tear or thinness in the fabric despite washing everyday.

      I love these Supreme Mini Briefs which I bought in the winter. They are so comfy to wear and there are no seams and have a very comfy waistband which does not irritate. In fact, they are so comfy that I always forget I am wearing them.

      Mine are black and the label tells me they comprise 72% nylon and 28% elastane but don't be put off by the fact they have no cotton because you do not feel hot or sweaty even in the hottest weather.

      The fact they are 'invisible' means that you can be free from the dreaded VPL and they help pull your tummy in without feeling that you are being restricted.

      They work well with all clothing from skinny jeans to that 'little black dress' and never ride up or down which means they are perfect for long haul flights and all women on the go. I think there is a range for men now too? If so this is well worth looking out for because for some reason males often tell me they cannot find comfortable and practical underwear!

      For the above reasons I would recommend trying these ie for comfort, no VPL, great design and construction, ease of care and longevity of Sloggi garments in general.

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      19.08.2014 23:59
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      • "Makes pasta nicer"

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      • "can dry out the pasta if not used right"

      Softer pasta

      When I first started wanting to make lasagne for my partner, as he preferred home made. I got a few cooking tips off his mother. I know we do not always like to take advise over our cooking but I was quite grateful. She said the best sauce to buy is Dolmio, as the cheaper brands are not as good. So when I attempted to make one, I listened to her advice and bought Dolmio. I was a little bit shocked to see it was £1.99 for a jar, and don’t forget you also have the red jar to buy, so to say I would have preferred to buy a frozen one is an understatement. It seemed to be costing quite a bit to make my own.

      But I had to give it a try and I started out with my lasagne, on mine I needed three layers of sauce. The way you have to use this sauce, just in case you do not know, it is to go over your lasagne sheets, to stop them from been too dry and hard. This can be a little tricky to do, as you have to try to spread it into all the corners, and make sure that you do cover all of the pasta.

      You do not need to put a lot of sauce over the lasagne sheets, just a thin layer to cover the sheets. I find that this does usually do my three layers with ease, and I do have quite a big tray too. So you do get quite a bit of white sauce. I did find once I did not cover all my pasta and some parts were pretty dry and did not taste nice so make sure you do cover it all.

      To be honest I do not think I could comment on the taste of this, as the other flavours do tend to over power it, but even though you can not taste it, I do think that you definitely need it in there just to stop your pasta been dry. I would recommend this to buy but I do not think it would make too much of a difference buying a cheaper brand.

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    • Apple iPhone 3GS 32 GB / Smartphone / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      19.08.2014 23:47
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      Advantages

      • " pas cher"
      • "fiable "

      Disadvantages

      tres tres tres bien

      ENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
      3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
      SIM Mini-SIM
      Announced 2009, June. Released 2009, June
      Status Discontinued
      BODY Dimensions 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm (4.55 x 2.44 x 0.48 in)
      Weight 135 g (4.76 oz)
      DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
      Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches (~165 ppi pixel density)
      Multitouch Yes
      Protection Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating
      SOUND Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
      Loudspeaker Yes
      3.5mm jack Yes
      MEMORY Card slot No
      Internal 8/16/32 GB, 256 MB RAM
      DATA GPRS Yes
      EDGE Yes
      Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
      WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
      Bluetooth v2.1, A2DP (headset support only)
      USB v2.0
      CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels, autofocus, check quality
      Features Geo-tagging, touch focus
      Video 480p@30fps
      Secondary No
      FEATURES OS iOS 3, upgradable to iOS 6.1.3
      CPU 600 MHz Cortex-A8
      GPU PowerVR SGX535
      Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
      Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email
      Browser HTML (Safari)
      Radio No
      GPS Yes, with A-GPS
      Java No
      Colors Black, White
      - iCloud cloud service
      - Twitter and Facebook integration
      - Maps
      - Organizer
      - TV-out
      - Audio/video player/editor
      - Photo viewer/editor
      - Voice command/dial
      - Predictive text input
      BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion battery
      Stand-by Up to 300 h
      Talk time Up to 12 h (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G)
      Music play Up to 30 h
      MISC SAR US 0.26 W/kg (head) 0.79 W/kg (body)
      SAR EU 0.45 W/kg (head) 0.40 W/kg (body)
      Price group About 140 EUR
      TESTS Display Contrast ratio: 201:1 (nominal)
      Loudspeaker Voice 69dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 71dB
      Audio quality Noise -92.1dB / Crosstalk -95.0dB
      Camera Photo

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    • More +
      19.08.2014 23:46
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      Advantages

      • " hydrating plus doesn't streak"
      • "simple to apply"

      Disadvantages

      • price

      a great gradual tan product but comes at a price

      I have been using fake tans for many years now with varying degrees of success but have always experienced problems with tanning products such as streaking, application, colour or smell. I have to say, however, that this Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk by Decleor is by far the best I have come across to date. Unfortunately the price is pretty steep - ranging from around £20 (eBay) to £28 (other websites) for 250ml.

      `I bought mine on QVC a couple of months ago where it was featured in the TSV and thought I would take advantage of their 30 day money back guarantee, but I certainly will not be returning it because it is really good and several people have commented on how well I look!

      It come in a sturdy yet rather cheeky-looking bulbous pump-dispenser and the pump action works very well and dispenses just the right amount without clogging or leaking. Although it is described as a 'milk' it is actually the consistency of a body lotion which smells nice and not at all 'biscuity' like so many fake tans. I feel the description is fair because it is a gradual tan (as opposed to dramatic) so I feel more in control of how dark I want to look. Once applied I find the tan lasts about 3 days and it fades rather than disappears.

      The product is simple to apply without the need of a mitt (you just need to wash your hands after applying) and despite the fact that there is no guide colour, I have found that it provides a nice tan which does not streak so you don't have to be an expert when massaging it in - yay!

      I have often found that tanning products make my skin look dry and rather taut but this product actually hydrates my skin and makes it look and feel a whole lot better. Whilst watching the QVC presentation one of the questions asked was 'is it suitable for the face too?' and was informed that it was fine although I would point out that it should be kept away from the eyes - mine are quite sensitive so I apply it avoiding the eye area. The other reason I bought it was the fact that you do not have to exfoliate or moisturise before applying nor do you have to wait until the product dries which makes it very convenient and easy to use. The tan develops in around 4 hours so all you need to do is basically steer clear of soap and water.

      An added bonus is that there are no parabens and Decleor tend to use natural ingredients and this particular product contains magnolia essential oil, meadow foam oil, narcissus bulb extract and vanilla extract.

      In conclusion, this is the best gradual tan product that I have ever bought in terms of ease of application, colour, longevity and hydration but unfortunately it comes at a price.

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