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Lumie Zest Combination Light Therapy - Portable SAD Lamp and Wake-up Light to Improve Energy and Mood
Lumie Zest Combination Light Therapy - Portable SAD Lamp and Wake-up Light to Improve Energy and Mood
Price: £125.10

4.0 out of 5 stars Good concept for those long winter months when it's dark ..., 17 Oct 2014
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Good concept for those long winter months when it's dark when you get and dark when you get home.

This gadget offers you a wake up programme with a gradual sunrise of either 15 or 30 minutes, with an alarm that makes sure you wake up. The Zest can also be used as a SAD light with sessions lasting from 20 to 90 minutes at various brightness.

So does it work? Well we're not quite in the depths of winter so the jury is still out. On the plus side, I've not got rickets.


Barbie Malibu House (2014)
Barbie Malibu House (2014)
Price: £73.99

4.0 out of 5 stars but remember it is just plastic and some of the moving parts may not be as robust as you'd like. One thing to remember is that t, 3 Oct 2014
This review is from: Barbie Malibu House (2014) (Toy)
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Make no mistake, this is a big Barbie house. If it were the real thing Nick Clegg would be taxing the Russian oligarch living in it.

It's also bright pink but what else would Barbie want? Indeed, what else would Barbie fans want?

The house itself has 6 rooms and loads of accessories that will keep little girls occupied for hours. The plastic is reasonably strong, but remember it is just plastic and some of the moving parts may not be as robust as you'd like.

One thing to remember is that the dolls are not included, so unless you have Barbie, or intend to buy her, then don't bother with the house. I don't think Action Man would fancy it!


Ultranatura Cantilever Parasol, Bahamas Series - Suspended from the top
Ultranatura Cantilever Parasol, Bahamas Series - Suspended from the top

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice, very stylish, 24 Sep 2014
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Very nice, very stylish, very easy to put together. It's a big parasol, over 10ft in diameter, so it offers a large area of shade.

Just make sure you weigh it down properly. Ideally something this big should be fixed to the ground but then you would lose the flexibility of moving it a bout and putting it away.

Still looks the biz and does the job. Just need some sun now...


Vax P86-P4-T Pressure Washer
Vax P86-P4-T Pressure Washer
Price: £195.69

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a nice, versatile pressure washer that comes with a variety ..., 20 Sep 2014
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This is a nice, versatile pressure washer that comes with a variety of accessories to tackle most tasks.

It's quite easy to put together and set up for use then a away you go. You have a brush to do you patio, a nozzle for you car (and another nozzle clearly marked not for your car, and another brush.

You can really get quite a bit of pressure out of this kit so you can get stubborn stains off of your paving, and the the long hose makes it easy to move around without dragging the unit with you.

My only criticism is that the winding mechanism for the hose is a bit fiddly and doesn't feel as sturdy as the rest of the washer. Sill, minor points really and I would deduct a star for that.


Vax Air Pet Eco Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Vax Air Pet Eco Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Price: £104.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good strong suction on the carpet but not really suited ..., 11 Sep 2014
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A bit of a mixed bag. Good strong suction on the carpet but not really suited for wooden floors.

I found that as the wheels were hard plastic it tended to slide a bit and it was quite hard to control. The cleaner was lightweight but also a bit plasticy and didn't shout "quality build".

The power cord was also a bit short meaning I had to keep unplugging and moving to another socket.

Overall, brill for carpets but if you have wood then look for a better all-rounder.


Oral-B Pro 600 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Oral-B Pro 600 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars but despite that you do get a good clean. If you are looking for a value ..., 31 Aug 2014
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I have an Oral B 6000 which is the Rolls Royce of toothbrush, but thought I would give this one a go as well. The 600 is a lot cheaper and as a result you do get less - it only has one speed, but despite that you do get a good clean.

If you are looking for a value for money electric toothbrush at the lower end of the price range then I would recommend this one.


Waterman Blue Obsession Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen with Gift Box
Waterman Blue Obsession Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen with Gift Box
Price: £37.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The pen really looks good, a lovely shade of blue and is presented ..., 24 Aug 2014
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I've used Waterman Hemisphere fountain pens for a few years now and thought I'd try out the ball point.

The pen really looks good, a lovely shade of blue and is presented in a matching blue Waterman case. The pen itself is well balanced, sturdy but not too heavy.

The point is deployed and retracted by a twist mechanism and writes very smoothly with blue ink. This really is an excellent pen sutiable for everyday use or even as a gift. Good value at under £40 for a quality pen.


Ultrasport Bahamas Adults' Snorkelling Set blue dark blue Size:36-39
Ultrasport Bahamas Adults' Snorkelling Set blue dark blue Size:36-39
Price: £38.74

1.0 out of 5 stars Poor design, 24 Aug 2014
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Until recently I hadn't seen strappy flippers since the 1970s but they seem to be experiencing a revival so I thought I'd give them a go on holiday. I wish I hadn't bothered.

The strap is held on purely by the pressure created by the elastic strap against your ankle. It's a real pain to get them on without the straps falling off. Indeed, before I actually got to use them I thought I had lost one of the straps only to find it had come off in the bag. Then putting them on was difficult as they kept coming away from the fin.

When I finally got them secure I braved the water. The flippers seemed fine when just lazily snorkelling on the surface, however, as soon as I tried to dive down and needed to exert a bit of pressure both straps came undone, and one came off completely and started to sink.

As I tried to swim after it before it sank without trace I discovered the problem with the mask. It has two separate eyepieces and the dividing membrane exerts not insignificant pressure on the bridge of the nose. I had only got to a depth of about 10 feet when it felt like the mask was crushing my head.

The snorkel was okay although the flexible tubing is more difficult to clear that the rigid type.

Overall, its a nice looking set but practically it's useless. You can by a better mask a snorkel in any Europe seaside shop for a £10 and you'll lose the flippers on your first go anyway.

Look elsewhere.
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Russell Hobbs 20365 Aura Whole Fruit Juicer - White
Russell Hobbs 20365 Aura Whole Fruit Juicer - White
Price: £49.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good looking and sturdy juicer by Russell Hobbs, 24 Aug 2014
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Good looking and sturdy juicer by Russell Hobbs. The wide tube and dual speed action means it has coped well with what I have thrown at it so far.

On the downside it is a bit of a palaver to clean, like many other juicers, although the idea previously mentioned about lining the waste jug with a bag sound good to me.


BRITA Fill&Go Water Filter Bottle Incl. 4 Filter Discs - Green
BRITA Fill&Go Water Filter Bottle Incl. 4 Filter Discs - Green
Price: £9.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The fill & go bottle certainly looks good but I do wonder what its for, 21 Aug 2014
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The fill & go bottle certainly looks good but I do wonder what its for. Generally I only use filters to stop scaling etc and in my area the water is OK so I don't tend to filter drinking water as a better of course. However, if I'm carrying a bottle around why not filter.

The filters are affordable if not cheap, around a pound each and need replacing weekly.

My big concern with this product is that it filters rather than purifies, and that someone may use dirty water that is made to look clean by the filter but still contains contaminants.


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