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Men Rock Sicilian Lime and Caffeine Awakening Beard Balm
Men Rock Sicilian Lime and Caffeine Awakening Beard Balm
Price: £11.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the benefits of beard oil without the, umm, oil., 22 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've had a beard for more than 15 years but gave in last year year to letting it grow much longer than before. It's both a terrifically lazy option and makes my massively fat face look a bit longer and thinner. But longer beard hair does get scruffy and mine started to itch really badly. Until now I've used various beard oils and they absolutely do work - the itching goes and the beard hairs flatten a bit and you look more presentable in general. I like the wide variety of smells too but the big disadvantage to beard oils is that they are, it sounds silly to even mention this, oily. Your beard feels oily.

Enter the alternative option of the beard balm - in this case a softener and moisturiser that tames the beard, soothes away the itch and takes care of your skin underneath the hair. I don't know if all balms are as good but Men Rock Sicilian Lime and Caffeine is fantastic: feels great going on, the initial smell is a bit weird but it soon dries down to a lovely subtle warm citrus.

The nicely presented bottle comes in a really neat drawstring canvas bag. It's a terrific presentation and means this product would make a nice gift.

Really impressed and even the price seems reasonable for the quality, volume of product and it's presentation.

UPDATE
November 2nd 2015 and I've only just run out of product having used it pretty much every day. Have ordered another bottle, still very pleased with the product.


Hozelock Rectangular Sprinkler Plus, 200 m sq
Hozelock Rectangular Sprinkler Plus, 200 m sq
Price: £19.28

3.0 out of 5 stars Not great with 1bar water pressure, 22 Jun. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
We've had new turf laid and keeping it properly watered is essential if the green stuff is going to take long-term. I thought it might be useful to give a review of coverage over that space:

Our lawn is only 2.5m x 9m and we have water pressure of around 1bar. That's not unusual for a suburban house in the UK, though newer builds will often measure much higher. The Hozelock Aquastorm 17 has a maximum coverage rating of 200sqm but that's measured on 4bar pressure. I do wonder if there are many UK domestic residences that have such high pressure available, perhaps it would be more honest of Hozelock to show a range of coverage across a selection of typical pressures?

So with 1bar of pressure, what area is covered? We're getting 3m width and 7m length, so around 11% of the total rated number. I hadn't expected we'd get anything like the full 200sqm but 21sqm seems pretty weedy. Another star is lost for build quality - though the plastic components are up to Hozelock's usual high standard, the holes in the aluminium spray bar are not uniformly machined, which in this case means that one of them sends the spray from one hole towards the spray of it's neighbouring hole which leaves a coverage gap. I've tried to clear the hole but it just seems to have been machined that way.

On a positive note, this clicked straight into our 12 year old Hozelock garden hose, the seals are all perfect and the ability to adjust the length of throw, on both the forward and back parts of the oscillation, is very useful.

It'll do the job but we've got the spraying on a timer and it's a pain to have to keep moving the sprinkler to get full coverage over the course of a day.


Clearblue Plus Visual Pregnancy Test Sticks - Pack of 2
Clearblue Plus Visual Pregnancy Test Sticks - Pack of 2
Price: £8.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy, very clear and reliable, 13 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Last time out, my partner used Clearblue's digital test system, which stopped working quite quickly. However, this back-to-basics tester has once again proven extremely reliable, very easy to use, the indicator is foolproof, and the sticks are clean to handle and dispose of. The current £6.62 price seems about right now too.


20, 7.5 Ø x 50mm CONCRETE FRAME FIXING SCREW - WINDOW / DOOR / SCREWS WITH FREE TORX 30 BIT WITH EVERY ORDER - FREE UK DELIVERY
20, 7.5 Ø x 50mm CONCRETE FRAME FIXING SCREW - WINDOW / DOOR / SCREWS WITH FREE TORX 30 BIT WITH EVERY ORDER - FREE UK DELIVERY
Offered by Falcon Workshop Supplies Ltd
Price: £3.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid, free bit, go in well, 9 Jun. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Go in really well, drives through wood and secures down into concrete (drill a pilot hole first). They include a star-bit so you're ready to go.


GILDA Perfect Eye Cream
GILDA Perfect Eye Cream

5.0 out of 5 stars Brightens eyes and feels nice in use., 9 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Reviewed by Emily:

My 40th birthday came and went last December and has got me thinking more about how directly restless nights and tired days show in my skin! I hadn't heard of Gilda before but was glad to test the product, in the hope that it might soothe and smooth the area around my eyes. And it does! The 15ml tube's contents are delivered via a pleasingly stingy applicator that ensures you don't waste any or over-dispense. Then a quick swipe under each eye and a gentle massage in and you'll immediately notice a fresh moisturised feeling. I find it very difficult to really tell if it has much effect on wrinkles but I do feel like my eyes appear brighter when using the Perfect Eye Cream. When this tube runs out, which should take a good few months, I will definitely be buying a new one. Very good.


The Dream Cafe: Lessons in the Art of Radical Innovation
The Dream Cafe: Lessons in the Art of Radical Innovation
by Duncan Bruce
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Push through and you'll find practical and creative help that will stay with you., 8 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've been in a bit of a 'thinking' rut for the past sixth months and ordered this book hoping it might help to break out some new creative thinking and problem solving. At first, the very business-speak heavy introduction had me thinking there wasn't going to be much here to help. Thankfully, the early parts of the book are not representative of the rest of the writing: it eases up on the jargon and justification and becomes a really very powerful tool for creating situations and scenarios in which creative thinking comes more easily to the surface. It is a very practical book, with lots of ideas and suggestions for unlocking creative thought, problem-solving in new ways and getting back on track for creative and relevant thinking.

The key test of a book such as this one, is whether or not it has a practical and long-lasting impact on you the reader. I'm five weeks beyond reading it now and find myself using ideas from The Dream Cafe every day still. It has been extremely useful. Highly recommended.


Maclaren Nurturing Bath Milk
Maclaren Nurturing Bath Milk
Offered by Brooklyn Trading Ltd
Price: £6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully presented and nice on the skin., 22 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A lovely product, beautifully packaged and offering a gentle formulation. The scent on my partner's skin is clean and restrained during the bath and fades down quickly afterwards such that it won't then clash with other body fragrances. The positioning as a product for expectant, or recent mum's is technically a little spurious but Emily says that if she were bought this as a congratulations or general pregnancy gift then it would have a nice meaning.


Apexel 3 in 1 Clip-on 180 Degree Full Screen Fisheye +0.67x Wide Angle + 10x Macro Lens for iPhone 6/ 6Plus, iPhone 5/5S/5C/4 Samsung HTC Sony LG (No Dark Circle by the Fisheye Lens)
Apexel 3 in 1 Clip-on 180 Degree Full Screen Fisheye +0.67x Wide Angle + 10x Macro Lens for iPhone 6/ 6Plus, iPhone 5/5S/5C/4 Samsung HTC Sony LG (No Dark Circle by the Fisheye Lens)
Price: £8.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Novelty item only, 18 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
If it were a five quid toy then Apexel lens set would be good value. Unfortunately, with edge-distortion this dramatic, and horrible chromatic aberrations I just cannot recommend it beyond novelty. The fish eye is fun once or twice and the wide angle useful at a push but both will frustrate pretty quickly. On my Samsung Note 4, the macro didn't make much difference.
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Ultranatura Aluminium Korfu Series Folding Plus Armchair, Anthracite
Ultranatura Aluminium Korfu Series Folding Plus Armchair, Anthracite
Price: £52.24

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comfy, well made., 12 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Nicely made and comfy to sit on, which ticks the two most important boxes. The frame is sturdy and the legs and arms are a little chunkier than similar garden chairs, which is a plus when it comes to longevity. The seat and back look on the photos like they are plastic mesh but they're not, it's a textured plastic but no holes. Its also padded and really very comfy indeed.

The back can be adjusted in eight positions from very upright to what feels like 35degrees off upright. To adjust, you lift the armrests and move them either forward or back; incredibly straightforward. Folds up close to flat for storage.

Why four stars? £52 feels a bit pricey but if your budget stretches then this is a good option.


Pampers New Baby Sensitive Wipes - 50 x Pack of 12
Pampers New Baby Sensitive Wipes - 50 x Pack of 12
Offered by Groceries R US
Price: £18.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Effective and moist but fewer per-pack., 2 May 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Good wipes, very gentle and loads of moisture to defeat the stickiest baby poo! However, at 50 wipes a pack where many alternatives are 62 wipes, including Pampers' own non-sensitive version of these wipes, we've tended to get through these much faster than we'd expect to.


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