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Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (Xbox One)
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (Xbox One)
Price: £44.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disgrace to any golf fan and shame on EA for releasing it in this state!, 21 Aug. 2015
This is the biggest load of garbage i've played so far this year. The 2014 game which was on Xbox 360 was virtually spot on and had lots of courses available and lots of customisation along with all the tournaments that can be played throughout the year. It felt like a fully finished product and even on the 360 the graphics looked impressive.

This one however is a total joke. Yes the graphics are good but they don't blow you away comparatively speaking to how last years game was on last gen consoles. The amount of content which has been cut from the game including top tournaments such as the Masters championship along with a rubbish character creator makes for a poor experience. They've also cut the amount of playable golfers dramatically along with the amount of different modes that can be played, sure you still get online tournaments and can play against random players or friends but it feels like it's lacking content and variety. They also seem to have moved back to the crazy animations that were in older games going back 4-5 years. Scoring a par or birdy will often have your character jumping around like they're on ecstasy or something and the crowds are hopeless and haven't been programmed to move out of a balls path and the things they say are the same old rubbish from past games too. Commentary is also sub par especially considering this is a next gen game and has been in development for two years now. Don't even get me started on putting, next to last years outing (which was actually released in 2013 but called 2014) the putting is just bad, no other word for it and leaves little imagination or skill set to put.

VERDICT: By far the worst golf game of the last few years, it feels basic and barebones and there are several areas that needed a lot more work in development. How they have the cheek to call this a PGA Tour game when it doesn't include some of the biggest events on the PGA Tour is beyond me. If you are devoid of all reason and still insist on playing this game then either rent it or pick it up second hand, Pay more than £20 and you've been had! AVOID!


2 x Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub 75 mls each
2 x Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub 75 mls each
Offered by avon stuff
Price: £7.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Avon Invigorating scrub, brilliant for keeping spots and bay and oil free skin!, 12 July 2015
Green in colour and gritty in texture, simply splash some water on your face and then apply a small about of this paste to the area concerned in a circular motion. Technically the tube says wash off straight away but i allow it to sit for a few minutes before washing it off.

This stuff opens any pours, removes the rubbish including any surface oils and when you wash the paste off you notice this as the air comes into contact with the open pours giving a cooling effect. I do all my face in one go but i usually do my nose a second time as i suffer from excessively oily skin. If the paste starts to sting your face then that's the paste giving you the message to take it off.

If used on a daily basis it keeps skin looking blemish, spot and oil free, both myself and my boyfriend use this stuff and would recommend it to anyone looking for a a true face cleanser! Thumbs Up!


Clearskin Pore PENETRATING INVIGORATING SCRUB from Avon - Tough on Blemishes
Clearskin Pore PENETRATING INVIGORATING SCRUB from Avon - Tough on Blemishes
Offered by Barbs Beauty
Price: £5.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Avon Invigorating scrub, brilliant for keeping spots and bay and oil free skin!, 12 July 2015
Green in colour and gritty in texture, simply splash some water on your face and then apply a small about of this paste to the area concerned in a circular motion. Technically the tube says wash off straight away but i allow it to sit for a few minutes before washing it off.

This stuff opens any pours, removes the rubbish including any surface oils and when you wash the paste off you notice this as the air comes into contact with the open pours giving a cooling effect. I do all my face in one go but i usually do my nose a second time as i suffer from excessively oily skin. If the paste starts to sting your face then that's the paste giving you the message to take it off.

If used on a daily basis it keeps skin looking blemish, spot and oil free, both myself and my boyfriend use this stuff and would recommend it to anyone looking for a a true face cleanser! Thumbs Up!


Xbox One 1TB Console
Xbox One 1TB Console
Price: £319.00

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Xbox One 1TB - Same great console but with double the hard drive space!, 12 July 2015
This review is from: Xbox One 1TB Console (Console)
The Xbox One has come a long way since its initial launch back in November 2013. While the console itself and controller look the same, there has been a massive improvement in the User interface of the console and software updates to the controller.

This particular Xbox comes with 1TB of storage which is what the console should have had originally. The standard console only comes with 500GB of storage and anyone that owns one will tell you that it fills up far too quickly especially as many games take 20-50GB of storage each, then you have all the apps already installed on the console. In my opinion if you plan on owning several games at once and don't want to start un-installing games to install new ones then the 1TB version is the only way to go, heed my advise on that as 500GB goes nowhere!

Firstly as to what you get in the box:

Xbox One 1TB Console
1x Wireless controller in matching black
2x AA batteries for the controller
External transformer (power brick)
Chat headset
1x HDMI cable

Port wise on the console you have Power, HDMI-IN (from your satellite box), HDMI-OUT (to your TV), 3xUSB 3.0, Optical Audio, Ethernet Port, Kinect Port. On the front you have the slot loading Bluray drive with a touch capacitive eject button and the Xbox logo which lights up also doubles as an on/ off button!

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Compared with how the interface was at launch the xbox has moved on leaps and bounds with its friendliness and ease of use, everything uses a tile based system (very similar to windows 8), it's easy to navigate using a controller and the layout never changes meaning certain options are always located in the same place. If you plan on buying a Kinect then navigation to some of the sub menus is made quicker and easier. Unlike the Xbox 360, game are required to be installed prior to playing, depending on the game this can take anything from 20 minutes to an hour if you include any updates the game needs to download (usually every game has a few). Disconnecting your console from the internet prior to installing the game does speed the installation time but you will need to update the game via the internet before you can play it anyway.

The console runs ultra quiet, indeed the only noise it makes is when the disk initially starts to spin after which is quietens down to a inaudible "hum". The external power brick probably makes the most noise from the fan that spins inside it but even that is barely audible, sat behind a tv or the console itself and you can't hear it! Ventilation is also a major step forward with the Xbox One over the 360. There are vents on the left, right, back and top of the console with a massive fan directly over the GPU, cooling or heat related issues will not be a problem with this console and Microsoft deserve credit for the design even though it is a bigger console than the competition. Aesthetically i like the all black look with industrial looking vents and it looks good under the TV.

The controller is a joy to hold, ergonomic with good positioning of all the buttons and the triggers are great for first person shooter games such as Battlefield. The controller takes 2x AA batteries and because of the wifi direct technology the controller uses they seem to last a lot longer than the old 360 controller did. Two extra points, firstly if you plug a USB cable into the controller and then into the console you end up with a fully wired controller with data being sent down the cable and second, at the bottom of the controller is a headset port where the chat headset plugs in. The headset is basic but does the job perfectly well and has mute and volume up/down buttons on it!

Aside from various apps such as youtube, internet browser and the ability to livestream gameplay to Twitch along with other apps you can also create "parties" so you can hold a conversation with friends while playing different games, broadly speaking it is crystal clear and works well, sometimes it doesn't work and invites you have sent never get received....Hard resetting your console fixes that (you hard reset the console by holding the touch capacitive button on the front of the console until it switches off). There are 2 power settings, "insta on" and Eco. Eco mode turns the console completely off which means it can't update in the background or install new software during the night where as insta on uses a little power to keep the system up to date, it also means the console can be turned on and you playing the game within 20 seconds or so, indeed if you were playing a game and didn't close it off then you will be able to carry on where you left off without any loading screens.

For playing games the console does a great job, much is talked about that it doesn't match up to the PS4, truth be told there are a few games where the resolution is slightly higher on the PS4 but unless you are gaming off a 50 inch monitor you won't notice any difference, indeed i would rather have higher frame rates to deliver a smoother image on screen and that is what the xbox does best with good colour saturation.

For newcomers to gaming be warned that to play the xbox online you will require xbox live gold membership which can be found here Xbox Live Gold 12 Month Membership Card (Xbox One/360). Buying 12 months always works out cheaper than buying 3 months. Also a word of caution, never buy xbox live membership via the console using a credit card, usually if you get a good deal it is because they force you to renew automatically the second year at full price and getting Microsoft to stop the second years payment or to remove your card details is next to impossible. Heed my advise and stick to buying voucher codes then simply enter the code into the console when asked.

VERDICT: Despite a few flaws it's a great console and the 1TB hard drive is handy to have if like me you keep a lot of games and like to play different things all the time. For the money this is a great console and you should have lots of fun with friends, just remember you will need xbox live gold membership to fully enjoy what is on offer. I will finish by saying Microsoft is updating the user interface further in the coming weeks and early previews look impressive, making it even snappier than it is now. With new games on the horizon, the future is getting brighter by the day!

RECOMMENDED!!


F1 2015 (Xbox One)
F1 2015 (Xbox One)
Offered by Bonisell
Price: £39.70

24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars F1 2015 Review - Despite visual improvements, it feels barebones and has lots of issues!, 10 July 2015
This review is from: F1 2015 (Xbox One) (Video Game)
So here we go, it's lights out and a true next generation F1 game has arrived bombing it across the start line, or has it?

Just as a reference, I've had the game since launch night and have been playing it solidly since then with a few friends. This review is based on me playing some 15+ hours since picking it up.

Firstly the niceties, graphically the game looks stunning, in particular the tracks and the surround scenery, Monaco is breathtakingly beautiful and with the added buildings and graphics detail it makes the track itself feel even narrower and more lifelike, not that you have the opportunity to stop on track and take view, rather you notice definite improvements as it goes flying past in the blink of an eye. Perhaps the biggest leap forward is in the weather effects such as rain hitting your screen and partially blinding you and on the tarmac ahead. Spray coming off cars ahead of you is truly realistic as is the reflections of scenery bouncing off the bodywork, I have to congratulate Codemasters at this point as the graphics really do impress. As before you can view the car from a variety of different angles such as from the top air intake and the cockpit where you get to see the driver in action. I particularly like the LED screen which can be found on the steering wheel on many different cars such as the Mercedes. The menu system also looks much more professional and grown up and is logically laid out albeit the options have been cut back.

Career mode is no more and it has to be said I think that is a huge mistake, However you still get "Quick Race" along with a new mode called "Championship Season" which is where you race as one of your favourite drivers from the paddock for a whole season, it has lots of new cinematics and pre/post race cutscenes along with some decent commentary and the ability to go back and replay the whole race and recording some of your favourite moments, sadly you can't race as yourself, only one of the drivers in real life which does detach you from the action somewhat as it would have been nice to see your own name get the fastest lap and come top of the board.

Yet again just like the last 5 outings you can't create your own helmet either, something past fans have been asking for, for years! For hardened racers like myself the real challenge starts in "Pro Season" mode which has you doing a whole race weekend but with all assists turned off, now I use manual gears anyway but even I struggled at times particularly when it started to rain, I will say at this point that those of us that are use to driving with no traction control may consider putting a small amount on because the back end on these cars can be incredibly twitchy especially in the slow corners which should give those who struggle more and are less able to compete at the higher end the advantage to race against better drivers in online lobbies. They have also included the whole 2014 season on the disk, personally I don't think many will want to play it as last years game was rubbish and once you play the 2015 stuff I doubt you'll want to play last years game unless you want to race on such tracks as Hockenheim for example which was in last years game but not this. You can change between the 2014 and 2015 game in the menus with the click of a button.

Now as to how the cars handle, this is a very subjective area as one person can say they think it's rubbish and another can say it's spot on, comparing it to past games I would say the turn in and synchronisation between what you do with the controller and what happens on screen has never been better, turning into a corner has never felt more accurate and the feedback from the pad (controller) feels just right, a friend of mine uses a wheel to race and he though it was much harder than before, I will say the brakes feel slightly odd, you certainly have to alter your braking points and you may find yourself pumping the brakes as you slow down to avoid massive lock ups, whether it be the brake-by-wire system and how they've tried to integrate that into the game I don't know but you will definitely have to change your driving style to work around it.

So onto a contentious issue (as with all F1 games) and that is the tyres! I feel Codemasters didn't want there to be any issues surrounding the tyres this year and certainly didn't want the backlash that fans gave them in past outings about unrealistic tyre wear and grip levels. The tyres in this game are very benign and realistic to how they are in real life, grips levels and tyre wear respond in sync to how you drive the car so if you push super hard for a fastest lap you will be punished later on in the race, those with wise heads that learn to look after their tyres early on will save boat loads of time towards the end of a race and possibly save yourself from crashing out through lack of grip or having to make another pit stop. The ability to now set tyre pressures is also a key strategic attribute of this game, getting it right is crucial to making a setup work. Grip levels in the wet have also been reduced to a more realistic level, you won't be blasting around a wet Silverstone using a dry setup that's for sure and those irregular setups that made you blitz the opposition regardless of the weather are now a thing of the past.

Steering assists for the controller has now gone, instantly making the steering more engaging. The downside to this is the steering can become incredibly twitchy and over responsive, flying around Monaco for instance will test your skills to the limit, they've changed certain sections like the Nouvelle Chicane so you have to slow down more than usual and turn more which they've added simply to make the track harder (they haven't altered that section in real life so it's game specific). My problem is that while they have gone for a more simulation approach to the game and I do like that, they have removed the usability and friendliness for want of a better words that allowed less skilled players to enjoy the game. Indeed, I would argue they have gone too far down the simulation road (certainly as far as the steering goes) at a cost of being less user friendly to those that just want to have fun with friends.

From the garage at the start to the end of the race, the relationship between you and your race engineer is crucial, this time around he hands you a tablet device to alter setups such as ride height and wing adjustments besides more, if you're not into modifying the setups then there are 5 preset ones you can select and then alter if you so wish. You can now request certain information from your race engineer either through the controller or using the Kinect, you can change tyre strategy on the fly, get a low down on your cars status, weather forecasts, fuel usage and indeed a full race update besides tell the pits that your coming in that lap. The Kinect does work pretty well although there have already been moments where it didn't pick up what I was saying on my inlap which forced me to take my eye off the track for a moment and use the controller to select what I wanted resulting in me crashing, so using the kinect can be troublesome and unreliable, hardened racers will stick to using the D-pad.

Whether you be racing against AI offline or online they have been made much more aggressive and intelligent, they show you more respect and in response you must do the same giving them ample room and don't expect them to back off out of a corner the way they did last year. The penalty system is better but by no means fixed, there are still buggy moments where you can be gifted a straight penalty for doing nothing wrong except following an AI through a turn and the game deems you to have cut the corner yet the AI gets away with it. On other occasions I've blatantly chopped a corner through frustration and the game didn't penalize me at all. Considering past games were overly trigger happy to gift you a penalty it seems as though Codemasters have played it safe and have given people far too much leeway, all we wanted was a system that was fair and balanced.

Online is where the real fun begins, just like past outings you have different modes ranging from quick race to custom races where you can set all the settings including how many players (up to 16), add in AI, track, weather, race distance and so on. One thing I do like is if you start searching for a race online you can carry on doing other things while you wait and it will work in the background and let you know when a lobby has been found. One thing I don't like is they have taken the Co-op mode away from the game, which was where you and a friend race for the same team in an attempt to win both championships, I always found it one of the better modes so to find that had been taken out is disappointing!

Round up time,

Pros: Graphical detail for the most part is a massive leap forward * Dynamic Weather Effects and track temperature play a massive role now * Handling * Full race replay from trackside TV cameras and you can switch between different drivers if you wish and "spectator mode" can be used online * Active updates from Codemasters to improve the game over the months ahead and will include any livery changes * Tyres feel accurate * create online lobbies which are ideal for racing leagues * while the cars are harder to handle in general, people who use less assists will be harder hit helping those less capable racers to compete * Better pitstop cameras.

Cons: No career mode * no co-op mode (seriously not impressed with this one guys) * You can't create a driver with facial differences * brakes lock up far too much (more than real life) * Server issues are borderline offensive with disconnects, lag, syncronisation glitches and freezes in virtually every lobby * Far too many achievements in time trial and quick race mode * No parade lap * Penalty system can still be hit and miss especially with corner cutting and invalidating your lap * Race engineer talks too quietly for my liking and it can be hard to hear him even with the volume turned up making it even harder to find out information * things such as fuel reserve and tyre status no longer appear on the screen, rather you ask your engineer for information (only you can't hear him) * you can't play as yourself in "championship season", only one of the actual drivers * No build up to the race * Damage engine is still lacking along with a lack of reliability issues * The Mclaren is unrealistically quick compared with reality * The Williams car has had the Martini livery removed AGAIN to comply with alcohol restrictions because the game is marketed at 3 year olds * Commentary is limited to pre and post race and generic sentences over and over again * Podium celebrations look great and all but some of the drivers faces don't look right, Vettels face looks like a waxwork * Lots of motion blur and smoothing which I assume has been added in to disguise any anti-aliasing issues (from my viewpoint as a computer technician) * AI don't get out of your way during qualifying * No safety car (yes you read that correctly) * AI don't get tyre punctures and ALWAYS get a good start off the line * Pit exit gearbox glitch (where it drops you down to 2nd gear regardless of your speed)

VERDICT: Please don't read the list of negatives and think this game is a total failure because it isn't, it would be wrong of me to write a review and only talk about either the good or bad points, it's better than 1 star but definitely doesn't deserve 5 or even 4.

So with 2015 you are getting two games in one, it's 2015 but with the 2014 tracks and cars added in. The game overall looks very impressive especially the weather effects and the lights as they reflect in the cars during a night race. There are many issues (most of which I hope get ironed out with future updates). While Codemasters have taken a turn down the simulation road and made it slightly more realistic and difficult, at the same time I would say if you use a controller and have assists turned on like traction control then you might find it easier than past outings, if on the other hand you are a pro and don't use any assists and use a wheel then you may well struggle with this game, the true simulation side has been squarely aimed at those wanting to push their skills to the max, for most people they should find this a pleasant racing game to play.

It's by far the best looking F1 game to date although it lacks behind Project Cars for overall quality of the visuals and audio. The lack of career, co-op and any form of classics mode really does suck, all they need to do now is add in a career mode with a fully customisable driver (perhaps the ability to add in your face using Kinect for example and create your own helmet design), bring back the classics mode from 2013 and change a few minor issues and next year they could have a winner!

Online the game is a worthwhile buy if you can find a lobby with no issues (i doubt you will) and if you intend to play with friends in a racing league for example. Offline however there is less content than last year in terms of variety (and 2014 had less than 2013). I'm giving the game 3 stars simply as Codemasters have had well over 18 months to create this game and while it is their first outing on the next generation and broadly speaking it's a success I think even the most loyal Codemasters fan will be asking some serious question of them, When Project Cars pops up out of the blue and has better graphics, audio and track feedback over the official F1 game you know something isn't quite right, I can only hope that upcoming updates will address most of the issues I list and trust that next year will be more robust and feature rich! Just like last year this game isn't worth £40 and anyone who has given this 5 stars clearly hasn't played much of it or played many past outings!

AVERAGE with lots of bugs!

Update 14th July 2015: I've seen SOME stability improvements but not enough to alter the score, online is still infested with bugs and glitches and a patch is required before people stop playing the game.

Update 20th July 2015: Game is exactly the same online, no improvements whatsoever. Server de-synchronization is still the biggest issue

Update 10th August 2015: There has been another update, to the best of my knowledge despite fixing the 2nd gear glitch when exiting the pits and now giving you fuel and tyre info on the screen the patch has only made the game worse. The AI are now borderline stupid and willingly ram you from behind. Punctures are also easier to get with just the mildest touch of a barrier resulting in your race being over! Online lobbies are still hit and miss


Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
by Jon Lee Anderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Che Guevara - A truly stunning read!, 7 July 2015
One of the best books i've read in a long long time. Well written and easy to read, this gives a great insight into the life of Che and of how things were in Latin America at the time. You can tell that Jon Anderson did a lot of research and managed to write a lot of fact into the book in an easy to understand way. A great read if you are interested in politics or want to know more about this great individual!

Highly Recommended!


Musk for Men Eau De Toilette Aftershave Lotion from Avon
Musk for Men Eau De Toilette Aftershave Lotion from Avon
Offered by Universal Discount UK
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Avon Musk for men - A lovely scent which is pleasant and lasts the day!, 3 July 2015
Aftershaves and Eau De Toilettes are very subjective to the person wearing them and one persons idea of a nice scent can potentially be horrid to someone else.

I've tried many different Aftershaves and EDTs over the years and have to say that this particular one took me by surprise. My girlfriend regularly buys from Avon and she bought this for me since i was getting low on my then current aftershave. This hands down is exactly what i've been looking for, it's warming and inviting, sensual and has a wood spice aroma to it besides a very faint "new leather" smell, very pleasant and easy to live with and a number of people have commented on it saying how nice it is.

Unlike some colognes, this one lasts the whole working day and doesn't need a top up at lunch. The 100ml bottle has a black pull off lid but underneath that there is a screw top so this is safe for travelling in a case!

Possibly the best EDT i've come across and will be sticking with it as long as they keep producing it. Glad to see it available on Amazon!


HOM Plume 2 Pack Designer Mens Sexy Microfibre Lycra G String Tanga Thong Pouch Underwear Black X large
HOM Plume 2 Pack Designer Mens Sexy Microfibre Lycra G String Tanga Thong Pouch Underwear Black X large
Offered by Giggleberries co uk
Price: £29.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOM Mens Plume G-string - Looking for something minimalist and streamlined?, 3 July 2015
I buy a few of these every so often and always have a few in my draw...

If you want a minimalist and streamlined look and feel then this is the way to go. I'm no stranger to wearing thongs, indeed I own many different brands although HOM remains one of the best in my view if you want understated looks yet quality at the same time. Anyone that knows their HOM underwear will have heard of the "fredy g string" (go and search for it), it's a great starting place to this type of men's underwear simply as it's well made, has simple clear lines and is good value for the quality you are getting and provides a good blend of comfort and support. Material wise these are made from a blend of Polyamide which is synthetic and Elastane for added stretch.

With the Plume range you are getting an elasticated string waistband featuring the HOM logo around it which provides a decent amount of stretch, a matching pouch at the front which seems to be around the same size that the Fredy g-string has and a small triangular shaped piece of material at the back. Getting comfy in these isn't a problem as the material is very soft and despite the slim waistband there is surprisingly a good amount of support on offer. There is a front seam but it doesn't affect the wearing experience in my view. The thong part is wider than you would normally expect but because it's so soft you don't notice it one bit. They sit low on your hips and are low rise.

Verdict: inconspicuous to wear and create the feeling that you're wearing nothing at all. I do have three small gripes however, sizing as with all HOM underwear is on the small size so ensure you pick the next size up especially if you are well endowed, secondly you must be careful when washing these in the machine, while they wash well you must wash them with other lightweight clothing as the waistband feels like it could easily break if it gets wrapped around towels for instance especially on a fast spin (while this hasn't happened to me I think it's worth mentioning it). Lastly they are expensive given the amount of material you get. Colour wise i have both the "beige" and "black" versions, quality is identical regardless of the colour, it goes without saying that if you are wearing white/light coloured trousers or shorts then the beige colour is the best option to reduce VPL, the black is best for everything else.

Very easy to wear, comfy and a good level of support given the amount of material there is. Not advisable if your doing sports, more suited for general wearing under jeans or suit trousers. If you require more support then the HOM Fredy g-string is the way to go if you want something from the HOM lineup. Personally I would advise you try the fredy first, you'll be hard pressed to find better for the money.


HOM Men's Plumes G-String 2P Boxer Briefs, Beige (Skin), X-Large (Manufacturer Size:38)
HOM Men's Plumes G-String 2P Boxer Briefs, Beige (Skin), X-Large (Manufacturer Size:38)
Price: £27.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOM Mens Plume G-string - Looking for something minimalist and streamlined?, 3 July 2015
I buy a few of these every so often and always have a few in my draw...

If you want a minimalist and streamlined look and feel then this is the way to go. I'm no stranger to wearing thongs, indeed I own many different brands although HOM remains one of the best in my view if you want understated looks yet quality at the same time. Anyone that knows their HOM underwear will have heard of the "fredy g string" (go and search for it), it's a great starting place to this type of men's underwear simply as it's well made, has simple clear lines and is good value for the quality you are getting and provides a good blend of comfort and support. Material wise these are made from a blend of Polyamide which is synthetic and Elastane for added stretch.

With the Plume range you are getting an elasticated string waistband featuring the HOM logo around it which provides a decent amount of stretch, a matching pouch at the front which seems to be around the same size that the Fredy g-string has and a small triangular shaped piece of material at the back. Getting comfy in these isn't a problem as the material is very soft and despite the slim waistband there is surprisingly a good amount of support on offer. There is a front seam but it doesn't affect the wearing experience in my view. The thong part is wider than you would normally expect but because it's so soft you don't notice it one bit. They sit low on your hips and are low rise.

Verdict: inconspicuous to wear and create the feeling that you're wearing nothing at all. I do have three small gripes however, sizing as with all HOM underwear is on the small size so ensure you pick the next size up especially if you are well endowed, secondly you must be careful when washing these in the machine, while they wash well you must wash them with other lightweight clothing as the waistband feels like it could easily break if it gets wrapped around towels for instance especially on a fast spin (while this hasn't happened to me I think it's worth mentioning it). Lastly they are expensive given the amount of material you get. Colour wise i have both the "beige" and "black" versions, quality is identical regardless of the colour, it goes without saying that if you are wearing white/light coloured trousers or shorts then the beige colour is the best option to reduce VPL, the black is best for everything else.

Very easy to wear, comfy and a good level of support given the amount of material there is. Not advisable if your doing sports, more suited for general wearing under jeans or suit trousers. If you require more support then the HOM Fredy g-string is the way to go if you want something from the HOM lineup. Personally I would advise you try the fredy first, you'll be hard pressed to find better for the money.


GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment 50 g
GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment 50 g
Price: £37.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great if you have oily skin and pleasant to use although it is expensive., 2 July 2015
My boyfriend treated me to a pot of this for my birthday, i suffer from overly oily skin which can lead to spots almost on a daily basis regardless of how often i wash and shower. Knowing how expensive this mud can be i tried to use it sparingly while ensuring every inch of my face was covered, the good news is that you don't need to put a thick layer on, a thin coating will suffice. It's grey in colour and has the consistency of a thick cream but has small pieces in it which look like leaf cuttings.

The mud starts to work within a few second of applying it, your face will immediately start to tingle which is the sign that it is drawing all the rubbish from your pores as well as absorbing any excess oil, it also has astringent properties which help shrink pores and tighten skin. When the mud has turned a light grey colour across your face you can then wash it off, oily areas like the nose and forehead tend to take longer, or they certainly did with me so it took around 15 minutes until everything had turned light grey. When you wash it off your face, you will immediately feel a cooling effect as the air gets into the pores, always finish up using cold water to close the pores when your face is free from mud.

It leaves my skin feeling dry and free from oil for the course of the day, when used twice a week in combination with my normal routine, the spots and oil on my skin have dramatically reduced. Very please and happy with this product especially as it was a gift, i doubt i would pay £40 for this despite how good it is and would suggest if you are on a budget to look for other products. It gets the thumbs up on everything apart from the price


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