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Institut Karité Paris Shea After Shaving Balm, Milk Cream 250 ml
Institut Karité Paris Shea After Shaving Balm, Milk Cream 250 ml
Price: £8.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Effective and gentle, 30 Aug. 2015
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Smelling a bit like soap I used this after epilation and my legs are soft, smooth and well moisturised. I have sensitive skin and all this did was soothe and reduce reddening, no reaction. Nice product


Philips HP6423/02 Satinelle Legs and Body Epilator with Shaving Head
Philips HP6423/02 Satinelle Legs and Body Epilator with Shaving Head
Price: £42.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Good functioning, poor instructions, 30 Aug. 2015
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I reviwed this epilator in tandem with the Braun Silk Epil 5-511 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator

Box contents: epilator body, power cord with standard three pin plug, epilator head, shaver head, trimming comb, cleaning brush, pouch and instructions leaflet

Looks and handling: Comfortable in the hand with a sliding button that switches between two speeds and off. The heads attach and detach easily for cleaning by sliding sideways off the unit

Power: Standard three pin plug and cord lead clicks into base. Two speeds, lower for underarms, bikini and first use on legs.

Documentation: Large piece of double sided paper folded up with description of parts in several languages followed by warning and cautions. The only instructions are diagrams some of which are ambiguous and difficult to follow. Poorly designed, and no instructions on usage, which really is needed to ensure pain and skin damage is minimal.

Functioning and results: I have so far only depilated my legs. Yes it hurts on first usage but thereafter is just a bit stingy and grow back is both slower and finer than shaving. I found this the less painful and more effective of the two as the width of the head is wider, but it is much noisier than the Philips. It is the more effective at removing fine grow back. The trimming comb used with the shaver head is effective on first use at trimming back hair to the correct length for epilation and the shaver head can be used on its own for a quick shave.


Braun Silk Epil 5-511 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator
Braun Silk Epil 5-511 Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator
Price: £47.77

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice looks, quiet functioning, 30 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I reviwed this epilator in tandem with the Philips HP6423/02 Satinelle Legs and Body Epilator with Shaving Head

Box contents: epilator, recharging cord with shaver type plug, epilator head, instructions booklet, cleaning brush

Looks and handling: sleek and comfortable weight in the hand. The blue bit is grippy and the button switches elegantly by pressing between two speeds and off. The head detaches easily for cleaning with a button on the back

Power: cordless, charges in an hour and has plenty enough power for both legs. Two speeds, lower for underarms, bikini and first use on legs.

Documentation: well designed booklet with comprehensive written instructions and diagrams on both the epilator itself and on correct epilation technique.

Functioning and results: I have so far only depilated my legs. Yes it hurts on first usage but thereafter is just a bit stingy and grow back is both slower and finer than shaving. I found this the more painful and less effective of the two as the width of the head is narrower, but it is much quieter than the Philips.


GCSE English Text Guide - Frankenstein
GCSE English Text Guide - Frankenstein
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.36

4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and helpful, 8 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A guide to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein that is written at the level of GCSE exams. It works through individual explorations of each chapter followed by chapters focused on character, genre, historical setting, theme and syntax. It is written in a light humorous way but does not compromise on detail. The book ends with how to manage an exam, to handle timing, structuring your answer and ensuring you have answered the questions. Throughout these are plenty of both simple and more complex questions on the text followed by an example exam question with worked through potential answers.


Rexel JOY Tape Dispenser - Perfect Purple
Rexel JOY Tape Dispenser - Perfect Purple
Price: £10.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely hefty and sharp, 8 Aug. 2015
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For years I've just turned the end of my tape back but this dispenser works really well. It should be noted that it doesn't come with any tape. The dispenser is satisfyingly heavy enough to use one handed and the cutting edge is efficiently fast and holds the uncut tape well.


Panasonic RPHXS400EW 1.2 m On Ear Street Headphones - White
Panasonic RPHXS400EW 1.2 m On Ear Street Headphones - White
Offered by DIGITALGUY INTERNATIONAL, INC
Price: £20.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight and powerful, 8 Aug. 2015
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It is my 11 year old daughter who uses these and they have suited her perfectly. They are not too heavy on her ears but when she is wearing them I can't hear what she is listening to. In the car she can hear her music / dvds / games fine and we can have the radio on in the front. The earpieces turn so the headphones lie flat in a bag. The flat flexible cable is resistant to being constantly played with. Not cheap, but very effective


Philips Sonicare HX8911/04 Healthy White Plus Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush
Philips Sonicare HX8911/04 Healthy White Plus Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush
Price: £70.72

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good standard level rechargeable toothbrush, 8 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a standard rechargeable toothbrush. It recharges via a plug which goes into the base and although the charging time is long a single charge lasts for a long time. It has three intensity settings and is quite sleek. In terms of looks and power it is nowhere near as good as the Philips Sonicare HX9331/04 Diamond Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush which I have used for a while, but it is significantly cheaper.


Practices of Selfhood
Practices of Selfhood
by Zygmunt Bauman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Slow dense reading but worth it, 30 July 2015
This review is from: Practices of Selfhood (Paperback)
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This book takes the form of email conversations between Zygmunt Bauman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Rein Raid, Professor of Japanese studies. It takes as its theme the construction of self in today's world, and is fascinating. The complexity of the arguments and the authors' writing styles are academic which meant lots of big words and foreign language phrases that I kept having to look up, and a lot of citation of other academics and writers use to illustrate or counterpoint. At times I felt the authors could have been clearer, written in shorter sentences without subclauses embedded on clauses.Hard work but of great relevance.


The Snow Kimono
The Snow Kimono
by Mark Henshaw
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.88

3.0 out of 5 stars Auguste Jovert is a retired Parisian police inspector, a ..., 16 July 2015
This review is from: The Snow Kimono (Hardcover)
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Auguste Jovert is a retired Parisian police inspector, a man with a complicated past entangled with France's covert actions in Algeria 50 years earlier. He is a man with no particular vocation, questioning his place in life, waiting for something to happen. Anything. Then two things happen at once. A letter and photo from a young Algerian girl who is clearly the daughter she claims to be. And a well dressed Japanese man in his fifties who waits for Jovert at his door. The man introduces himself as Tadashu Omura, former professor. Omura has a strange influence on Jovert who finds himself listening to this man tell the story of his past.


Philips HR1868/81 Avance Collection Quick Clean Juicer, 2.5 Litre, 700 Watt - White
Philips HR1868/81 Avance Collection Quick Clean Juicer, 2.5 Litre, 700 Watt - White
Price: £99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly fast and efficient, 6 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a review of the model that just has the juicer and not the press. It is an impressively efficient and powerful machine which is quite tall, that's a large jug in the picture.

The feeding tube which takes and fruit or vegetables is really wide which makes it easy to use, the chamber that collects the pulp is also large so you don't keep needing to take the thing apart.

For most fruit and veg you don't need to peel or deseed, its only citrus fruit that you need to peel, basically anything you could not normally eat. The juice produced is frothy and smooth. There is a recipe book, we made four juices and they were fine, I then made orange juice which was delicious.

When you need to clean the juicer the whole assembly lifts out in one so you can carry it over to the sink without dripping. All the movable parts clean successfully in the dishwasher.


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