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      23.06.2012 12:19
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      Very Valentino

      Very Valentino is a fragrance line that has been on the market for a while and still sold very well. Of this fragrance you can get eau de parfum, eau de toilette, deodorant, body lotion and shower gel. It's a really passionate and feminine fragrance. It contains the warm notes of cedar and amber, but also the classic fragrances of roses and jasmine and add some more as magnolia orange citrus and blackcurrant and you get a wonderful romantic, elegant and above all feminine scent. The top notes in this fragrance are Bergamot, Mandarin, Blackcurrant, Magnolia, Lily of the Valley, Orange and Citrus. In the center you will find Jasmine, Rosemary, Rose and Violet. And the base is Sandalwood, Velvet Vanilla, Musk and Amber.

      The vial is beautiful because of its simplicity. It is a square clear glass vial, which only a silver square on the front which is has golden letters Very Valentino. The vial is closed with a transparent square cap, which the neck slightly declining. At the bottom of the bottle is a label which states that the bottle contains an Eau de toilette and the contents of the vial. When you buy the bottle is packaged in a classy looking square white cardboard box. This includes only the company name, brand and product name and displays its contents.

      The Very Valentino Eau de toilette is transparent in color. It seems as if the bottle is filled with water. When spraying the fragrance is very floral. It remains the first quarter with a nice flowery smell. But then come the wood scent. A lovely combination.

      The fragrance I didn't enjoy that much in the beginning. It is especially in the beginning a very floral smell but after a while the wood smells comes a bit more forward and I personally find the smell much more pleasant. What I noticed was the smell after about an hour turned into a sort of musty smell cheap soap. Really a very unpleasant smell I think. It is a smell that hangs around for a while and for around five hours the scent is clearly present. I could hardly believe that this smell was so expensive. For me only two stars.

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        22.06.2012 21:52
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        So much better than the boring plain lens cases

        So much better than the boring plain lens cases


        Although you would think that lens cases are the last thing I would concern myself about, I really like the look of these lens cases. For years I had the boring plain ones but these certainly life up the bathroom by just a little bit. I saw them by accident and thought they were just a fun little treat for myself.


        You can buy this lens case for a small amount of £ 2,50 which I thought was a fair amount for this lens case. I love the look from the minute I saw them and they made me simply smile. These frog lens cases can be bought in different colours as I have mine in pink. A big plus with this lens case is that they don't only stand out in the bathroom but also in my bag. These ones are much easier to find not only because of the colour but also because of the frog shape they have on the top.


        They look great but also in use they are good. Because of the frog shape you do have a much better grip while trying to open it. With my old ones I sometimes had the problem opening them when I had some lens solution on my hands. They sometimes could be right slippery! With these frog lens case that's not really a problem anymore.


        A negative with the large frog shape top is that there is a lot of space in the case itself. You can only fill the bottom part by a certain amount which means that the lens can become stuck at the top when moving the lens case around. When they get stuck at the top it means they will dry out. I luckily haven't had any problems with it but it does worry me sometimes.


        This frog lens case is just great to use and they look really good. They are ok in use and for that reason they get four stars. They are definitively worth the money!

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        • Listerine Original / Oral Care / 19 Readings / 19 Ratings
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          22.06.2012 19:26
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          Listerine Original

          Listerine Original


          Mouthwash is something I started to use a few years ago as I really liked the sound of the benefits and thought it was a good addition to brushing my teeth. I'm not one that actually brushes the teeth for two minutes every morning and evening. So Listerine seemed like a good addition.


          Each Listerine mouthwash has four main features:
          - To reduce plaque
          - Provides long-lasting fresh breath
          - Suitable for everyday use
          - Maintains the good condition of the gums


          Although these days you have many different kind of mouthwashes sold by many different brands, it all really started with Listerine. Listerine Original came available years ago and started the trend of people using mouthwash.


          This Listerine mouthwash is one without any fuss. It's an unflavoured mouthwash but it does have a strong smell of alcohol. That's right away the downside with this mouthwash as people may think they have been drinking in the early morning. Another downside to the mouthwash containing alcohol is that it really dries out your mouth which can cause again bad breath. There is a simple solution to this and that it's to simply drink water after using the mouthwash.


          The benefits of this mouthwash are that it kills bacteria between the teeth and that it reduces plaque by up to 56%. You have to use it twice a day after brushing your teeth. You have to rinse your mouth for 30 seconds with 20 ml of mouthwash. You can easily use the cap of the bottle to measure the right amount.


          I think Listerine is a great product but these days there are better versions of mouthwash available. A big downside for me is the strong alcohol flavour to it. For that reason only three stars for this mouthwash.

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          22.06.2012 15:55
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          Dove body lotion hydro nourishment

          The Dove brand is known for the beauty products that contain a quarter of moisturizing cream. It's also a brand that does not participate in putting only super slim woman in their commercials but more women who are a better reflection of the society.

          This body lotion is moisturizing, and nourishing. It provides a soft and supple skin after bathing or showering and is suitable for normal skin. According to the manufacturer, this body lotion penetrates deep into the skin, leaving it supple and gives you a 24 hours sensation and a slight boost for your skin. The product is animal testing free and dermatological tested.

          You get the best result by using the lotion daily after showering or after the bath when the skin is still damp. This pulls the lotion into the skin easier and faster, because the pores are still open..

          The body lotion comes in a white plastic bottle. Among the side you can easily hold the bottle, the bottle goes upwards from slightly wider. The bottle is easy to open and close. On the front of the bottle you will find the brand logo, brand and product name. Above the logo is the famous silver Dove dove. Also found on the front is a picture of a drip body lotion. On the back you'll find product and company information, and the ingredients list.

          The lotion is creamy and white. The scent I find hard to describe it smells sweet, but you smell something lemon-like. I find it a pleasant smell.

          The lotion is not too thick but easily spread able lotion. When applying it feels nice and fresh and the skin immediately after using feels soft and supple. Also it makes the promise that it goes quickly into the skin and it's true. The smell was when applying light floral and not overly present, but it was quickly gone. What no negative point for me, because I choose my own perfume or eau de toilette or in my perfume. For me a good body lotion for people with normal skin.

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          22.06.2012 09:20
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          Gucci Envy perfume

          In 1997 Gucci brought out the Envy perfume. Despite the fact that it is a fragrance that is already been a while on the market, this fragrance is still popular. According to the perfumer Maurice Roucel this perfume is like a enchanting journey trough a flied of flowers. And it is a true addiction. Gucci Envy says it's a refreshing, floral fragrance, which is not too heavy and very suitable for spring, summer and daytime wear. It is a very feminine fragrance, which use is made of a blend of extracts including hyacinth, magnolia, lily of the valley, jasmine, violet, iris and musk. The top notes consists of the scents of hyacinth, magnolia, the heart of lily of the valley, jasmine, violets and from the extracts of the iris and musk

          Gucci Envy Eau de Toilette for women comes in an elongated simple clear glass vial, which was designed by Tom Ford. It is beautiful because of its simplicity. It is as I said earlier an elongated transparent glass vial, which only the front has gold letters with Gucci Envy. The vial is closed with a silver spray showing again a silver square cap. At the bottom of the bottle is a label which states that the bottle contains an Eau de Parfum and the contents of the vial. When you buy the bottle it's packed in a transparent elongated transparent hard plastic case.

          The eau de toilette fragrance smells really feminine, especially in the beginning, the flowers smell really prevailed. When the perfume has settled the scent of musk comes more forward.

          My opinion though I am more a fan of oriental fragrances, I find this a delicious scent on warmer days. It is a slightly sweet and feminine eau de toilette. When I used it for the first time I thought it was too flowery, but after fifteen minutes came the scent of musk more to his right and I did appreciate the smell. This perfume evaporates very slowly you will smell it all day long. It is a soft, non-intrusive and certainly not too heavy scent. It's just subtly present. I think it's definitely a scent that also can be worn by young people. For myself, I find it more of a scent for daytime. Also very suitable for work wear. The packaging is simple and chic. It is certainly worth a try this perfume.

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          21.06.2012 20:17
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          The Doll Eyes Mascara

          The Doll Eyes Mascara claims to give you real "dolls' eyes. The formula is not heavy for the lashes and adds volume, lift and long eyelashes that are beautiful individually separated. It comes with a convenient cone-shaped brush to even reach the lashes at the inner corner of the eye for the ultimate wide-eyed look "sixties" look.

          Admittedly, the formula smells delicious. Compared with my YSL Faux Cils mascara, which has a very chemical smell, this was a real surprise. The mascara formula is in my opinion too "wet" giving you spots if you accidentally blink your eye. Of course mascara that's too dry is not good but I found this really annoying. Moreover a possible second layer is disastrous for separate lashes since they will clump together.

          The cone-shaped brush is very convenient to work with and indeed you can easily reach any (awkward) eyelash - even in your peripheral vision. With one layer it looks beautiful but when applying multiple layers the lashes will clump.

          In my opinion it is indeed good mascara, but not good enough for a second time to buy. I find it slightly too pricey with a price tag for 17,99 pounds. A little bit too much for me. Three stars I'm giving this mascara.

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          19.06.2012 21:16
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          Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Mud Masque

          The first time I saw this mask lying in the shop I suddenly got hungry for a piece of chocolate. The packaging is brown of color and just like with all Montagne Jeunesse masks you have a woman on the front. She has the mask on her face with green leaves in front of her eyes and pieces of chocolate. An actractive packaging. It's a hydrating mask which should make your skin suppler and it prevents dehydration.

          Montagne Jeunesse is a British company that focuses on skin care products as for the face, feet and hair. The most famous product is the masks that sit in colorful sachets. On the front is a picture which you can see for what the mask is intended (face, hair or feet). It really was used to be a brand for woman, now they focus on men and for them there is also a special range of products to pamper their skin with a mask. The products are tested on animals.

          The mask includes ingredients as aqua but also Mediterranean mud, sea salt and theobroma Cacao. As with all facial masks that I use I make sure my face is completely clean. I scrub my face and then I open the sachet which is easy to tear open at the top. Then I put the mask on my palm of my hand. The mask doesn't feel that thick but also not too thin and is ideal to apply on the face. It doesn't drip. You need to spread the mask on the face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. After that you can wash off the mask with warm water. The mask is easy to rinse off.

          It's certainly a mask to eat especially since it has a wonderful chocolate sent to it. After using the mask my skin feels refreshed, hydrated and very soft. You can definitely tell that the mask had his effect on my skin. The mask doesn't drip and stays firmly on the skin but is easy enough removed with hot water. A great mask!

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            19.06.2012 09:47
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            Montagne Jeunesse Aromatherapy Masque

            Montagne Jeunesse Aromatherapy Masque

            Montagne Jeunesse is a British company that focuses on skin care products as for the face, feet and hair. The most famous product is the masks that sit in colorful sachets. On the front is a picture which you can see for what the mask is intended (face, hair or feet). It really was used to be a brand for woman, now they focus on men and for them there is also a special range of products to pamper their skin with a mask. The products are tested on animals.

            The packaging of this mask is darker than most of Montagne Jeunesse. A little purple / dark purple like. On the front you see the name of the mask and the lady leaves on her eyes of the lavender plant.

            I often use products with lavender as the ingredient works soothing and calming on the skin. The lavender should make your skin softer and more relaxed.

            As with all facial masks that I use I make sure my face is completely clean. I scrub my face and then I open the sachet which is easy to tear open at the top. Then I put the mask on my palm of my hand. The mask doesn't feel that thick but also not too thin and is ideal to apply on the face. It doesn't drip. You need to spread the mask on the face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. After that you can wash off the mask with warm water. The mask is easy to rinse off.

            The lavender scent was very mild and there I found a pleasant surprise. Applying the mask was also easy and the color of the mask is actually light purple / white as also the packaging shows. Furthermore the mask doesn't sting or itches when it sits on my face. After rinsing my skin immediately felt very soft, delicious. I smelled no dominant lavender scent so that was good. A fine good mask.

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            18.06.2012 21:42
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            Montagne Jeunesse mask

            Montagne Jeunesse is a British company that focuses on skin care products as for the face, feet and hair. The most famous product is the masks that sit in colorful sachets. On the front is a picture which you can see for what the mask is intended (face, hair or feet). It really was used to be a brand for woman, now they focus on men and for them there is also a special range of products to pamper their skin with a mask. The products are tested on animals.

            This is a chocolate mask, which gets hot as soon as it comes into contact with the skin. This will open the pores.

            The mask consists of three main ingredients, which I will explain shortly. First this small mask consist of mud from the Mediterranean Sea. This removes dirt and oils from the pores. This gives you a cleaner and less oily skin. Of course there is chocolate in this process and ensures a smooth and fresh skin. The last important ingredient is orange oil and this has the same effect as the chocolate.

            Once you open the package do you see the mask and it looks like melted chocolate! When you put it on your face make you feel instantly that the mask does gets hot. It is immediately warm but it is no discomfort. You really do not feel more than just a warm "layer" on your skin. The smell is exactly that of melted chocolate and very pure. The mask is not hard, but you notice a sort of sealable layer on the skin. Ten to fifteen minutes you can relax and then you can take the mask off with a wet washcloth or something. The skin is deeply cleansed and feels soft and supple!

            This mask is really nice to use. The smell and appearance of the mask really does look like chocolate. I am very pleased with the smell, the ease of applying it to the skin and the fact that the mask does not drip. The mask gets suddenly hot, but certainly does not feel uncomfortable. It's like a nice warm towel on your face. The pores are deep cleaned and my skin looks fresh and clean. A great product!

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              17.06.2012 15:23
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              Biotherm Biofirm Lift Yeux

              The older i get the more tired i seem to look even and i would nothing more then to look fresh and young. Unfortunately that's easier said than done. You have products out there from different brands all promising great things but most brands fail. Biotherm is one of those brands that have products that should make you more fresh and look younger. One of these products is Biotherm Biofirm Lift Yeux.

              Biotherm says that the product should give you eyes that look younger. It says it does so by firming the skin and preventing new wrinkles from around the eyes. For the wrinkles you already have it says it fills them and help to banish the dark circles and maintains the skin elasticity. The creme works but stimulating the production of the skins collagen improving to firm the skin and it helps with generating new skin cells. Also the product has thermal plankton which helps to stimulate and rejuvenate the skin. Further on it product contains caffeine to dehydrate the skin and prevents puffy eyes.

              The jar only contains 15 ml for the price of 30 pounds which is quiet a lot but then again you don't need a lot. You only need a tiny amount which you dab onto the eye area. You dab the cream until it has been fully absorbed. You can use the cream twice a day in the morning and in the evening. The cream is very thich but it absorbs quickly into the skin. I feel that the cream hydrates the skin even only after using a little bit. It feels a bit greasy and at first shiny but only for a little while.

              I can see the difference after using the cream. The skin feels soft after using it and it looks like it strengthens the skin. The whole tired look seems to dissapears and the eyes look less puffy. The only thing i don't really notice is that the wrinkles i already have don't seem to dissapears. Also i'm doubtful if it really prevents any wrinkles. It does moisturizes the skin which should help.

              All in all i think this cream is great for making u look younger and more fresh but i doubt that it actually prevents wrinkles. Also i don't see much difference to the wrinkles i already have. I give this cream four stars.

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                16.06.2012 15:24
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                Schwarzkopf Shampoo

                In 1898 Hans Schwarzkopf opened a small drugstore in Berlin. Then he comes with the first liquid shampoo in 1927. From that moment he develops more and more products such as perms, color creams, skin care and styling products. Schwarzkopf and Henkel produce hair care products. Worldwide they sell their products in over 125 countries. All these years the logo is barely changing.

                I think the bottle of shampoo has a beautiful shape. He is comfortable in the hand and it has not a straightforward form. The upper side has the cap which has a soft cover purple color. Below you'll find a silver part with the notch to open the cap. On the front you will find the name and logo Schwarzkopf, you can see what kind of shampoo and what the shampoo can do for your hair. On the back you find the ingredients and information from the manufacturer.

                The Shampoo you use course on wet or damp hair. I prefer my hair very wet, because I find that more comfortable with the massage and the ultimate effect is better. I've always felt that with a little less wet hair I get more tangled. I use a little shampoo and that's more than enough to wash the hair. The shampoo lather well and I let it just soak into my hair. After about a minute I rinse the shampoo out. This also goes with ease. And my hair feels soft and smooth after using this shampoo. I do not even use a conditioner after showering. Because my hair is easy to comb and feels soft and smooth.

                I think overall this shampoo deserves four stars because the shampoo isn't the cheapest one out there. You can buy a 250 ml for 3,59 pounds.

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                • Biotherm Multi Eye Care / Eye Care / 33 Readings / 31 Ratings
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                  Recharging your eyes

                  Recharging your eyes

                  I feel like the older I'm getting the more tired I seem to look no matter how much I sleep. I can't really say that I'm really happy about this because well I don't want to look tired even at 12 oclock in the afternoon. The Biotherm brand is one brand I trust but since it's quiet expensive to buy it's not something I use that often. This recharging eye cream comes at the price of 30 pounds for a 15 ml bottle.

                  The bottle is only 15 ml but to be fair you don't need that much since you only have to apply it just under your eyes so it will last you for around two months.The bottle looks quiet nice and comes in the color red and has a white pump on top of it. The bottle contains information about the product, ingredients and contact ifnormation. The white little pump is easy to use and gives you the right amount what you need for both your eyes.

                  The cream feels very thick and is easy to spread out. It smells quiet sweet but fresh at the same time and it has a orange color to it. Applying the cream is dead easy and instead of of rubbing it in you simply dab it on and then massage it into the skin.The cream absorbs quiet quickly and doesn't feel greasy.

                  I'm normally doubtfull about these products as they promise a lot but fail to deliver. This cream actually does deliver. It doesn't make you suddenly ten years younger but i can see a clear difference. The cream gives me a fresh feeling and i think it moisturize the skin which makes it looks more fresh and awake. The cream also protect against sun damage and everyday stress.

                  It might be a expensive product but for me it's worth it. I think it last around two months with this one and i can see a difference. The bottle is easy to use and the little pump gives the right amount of cream. Great product and four stars!

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                • Tesco Breadmaker / Bread Maker / 29 Readings / 28 Ratings
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                  An ideal bread maker

                  An ideal bread maker

                  Suddenly everybody started to make their own bread and suddenly everybody stopped doing it because it was too much hassle or took to long. We also joined in the hype as i love the idea of making my own bread and waking up with the smell of fresh bread in the morning.

                  The one thing i didn't want to do is waste a lot of money on a bread maker and luckily we saw this one from tesco for 35 pounds which sounded reasonable to us. Tesco is a well known brand and when i comes to these basic kitchen appliances they are quiet good. The only problem i normally have is the cheap look of the appliances but this one isn't that bad. It is mostly stainless steel and it has a couple of black stripes. I think it looks quiet modern. I love the little window on the top which is perfect to keep a close eye on the bread.


                  The bread maker comes with an instruction book and it is easy explained how to use the machine. You get a couple of recipes so you can give it a try. The maker comes with a spoon, measuring cup and a paddle. You just get the ingredients into the maker and within three hours the bread is ready. The machine comes with a fast option which takes an hour but we can defineately taste the difference so we never use it.

                  The bread maker has a timer and a few buttons as to select programs before you start. I'm loving the bread maker and we have been very pleased with it. I'm loving the fresh bread and especially the smell in the morning. It's way better than the bread from the supermarket and i love to experiment with different kind of bread. A great machine!

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                  15.06.2012 21:29
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                  Kingston DataTraveler I G3 16 GB

                  For us memory sticks are still a great way for backing up photo's and video's. Also taking pictures with us for example holiday pictures to show others is very easy to take along with the memory stick. Of course these days you have the option to create online albums and to online store data but for some reason it feels saver to use a USB stick.

                  We take a lot of pictures especially during a holiday and for that reason before you know it the USB memory stick is full. The positive about this memory stick is that it has 16 gb space which means quiet a lot of pictures to store.

                  This memory stick is from the Kingston brand and for me is a well-known brand. It has developed quiet a lot of memory sticks. This memory stick comes in a robust plastic shell and has a blue band around it which leads to a blue loop which is the keyring. On the other hand is the white plastic cap which covers the USB connection. The dimensions are 65.68mm x 22.37mm x 10.66mm and the memory stick comes in the following capacities 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB.

                  It works fine with Windows 7 and it's recognised within the minute as a drive which means you don't need to instal anything and you can work with it quickly. I'm happy with the speed and files are transfered and erased with ease. You can buy this product for 15 pounds. Good value for money and for me it gets five stars!

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                    Samsung T220HD

                    Looking for a Full HD monitor we came across the Samsung T220HD and found a monitor that met all our requirements at the price of around 340 pounds. It's not the cheapest one out there but the Samsung brand is a well-known and trusted brand so we rather spend a bit more on a brand that we could trust.

                    We went for this monitor because you can't just use it as a monitor for your computer but the screen is also perfect as a television and for a console. We have a console were we can watch Blue ray movies and it looks absolutely amazing. From one screen as the console to the television you simply press one button.

                    Looks were important to us when looking for a monitor simply because it does take a lot of space in the room. So it had to look right. I think the design of the monitor is amazing with just a simple black colour but it has a red glow at the top and the bottom and because of the see-through glass it really stands out. The only negative about the monitor is that you can see your finger prints everywhere.

                    Since everything goes with the remote it's a important piece. The remote is just your standard remote I think. It fits nicely in the hand and even after dropping it a few times the remote still works. It does get a bit getting used to the remote but that's mostly due getting used to where all the buttons are. The buttons are self-explanatory and the letters and numbers are clear. You need two aaa batteries and will last for a good couple of months.

                    The quality of the screen is amazing and something to be expected from a HD monitor I think. Blue ray movies simply look stunning. Setting the monitor up was very easy and really no hassle. The first time using it you have to change a few settings but nothing really much and the default settings are good enough for us.

                    As you can do everything with the remote there are a few buttons on the monitor itself like a standby button and a few other basic buttons like volume and channel. Always handy in case you lost the remote! A great monitor and for me five stars!

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