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Oster Versa Performance Blender, 1400 W, Black
Oster Versa Performance Blender, 1400 W, Black
Price: £320.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Eye watering price, mouth watering results, 20 Aug. 2015
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This is one serious blender - which for this kind of asking price it had better be.

So far it has pulverised everything I've thrown in it with absolutely no trouble whatsoever, up to and including ice cubes which it blitzed with no noticeable slowdown. This in fact is an essential ability as one side effect of mounting such a powerful electric motor is that it produces enough heat whilst blending to render smoothies etc lukewarm rather than cold - a side effect which you cure by always including ice cubes in the recipe.

Oster Versa are a big name in the USA, and it shows. This blender is big, powerful, strongly built, easy to clean, and comes equipped with built in presets and a pulse button, producing smooth results with no discernible lumps.


H2D Black Magicurl Grand Gloss Hair Curling Wand
H2D Black Magicurl Grand Gloss Hair Curling Wand
Price: £59.65

3.0 out of 5 stars A decent curling wand but lacks temperature control, 2 Aug. 2015
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As curling wands go this is firmly placed in the 'affordable' bracket rather than the high end. To that end this is a good curling wand rather than a great one - with a bit of practice it's easy to use, and the curls and ringlets it produces last a reasonably long time. The swivel connection also means the cable doesn't twist or tangle. However the protective glove supplied isn't very good and there is no heatproof mat supplied at all, which definitely loses it marks.

A bigger potential problem is that there's no temperature control. Not that long ago my girlfriend's hair was quite badly heat damaged by another manufacturer's wand that was set too high for regular use, so she invested in a more expensive wand equipped with temperature control and hasn't looked back. For her the lack of a temperature control on this H2D is a big no-no and she'd definitely think twice about using this wand too often.

So all in all this is a capable curling wand, but for regular users I'd recommend keeping an eye out for heat damage on your hair just in case.


Wall Mounted pull up chin up bar Rock solid frame holds up to 200Kg
Wall Mounted pull up chin up bar Rock solid frame holds up to 200Kg
Offered by RJH Product Development
Price: £24.53

4.0 out of 5 stars Good outdoor chin up and pull up bar, 30 July 2015
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For the price this outdoor chin up bar is a great buy.

Fixing was pretty pain free, so don't worry if you're not particularly good at DIY as the brackets that hold it to the wall have a generous amount of leeway - they're wider than the rods they hold, so when you tighten up the bolts the bracket mounts are bent inwards by the force and thus clamp the rods in place. This means that the brackets don't have to be fixed exactly vertically as they can be up to approx 1cm out of position and the rods will still fit. Just remember to drill the holes deep enough and into brick not mortar.

The bars themselves protrude about 2 feet from the wall, so if you bring your knees up too high you'll be scraping them against the wall. THIS IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING - you're supposed to be keeping your body as straight as you can when you perform chin ups and pull ups, not bringing your knees right up and swinging from the bars like a chimp, a common mistake lots of people make. So in that respect these bars will force you to do chin ups and pull ups properly!

There are no grips on the bar, but the easiest solution to this is to buy a pair of gym gloves - less than a tenner and problem solved. Result.

Lastly, if you're out of practice then download a chin up training app from somewhere and use it to gradually build up your reps, much more useful than struggling to do a handful of reps and giving up.


NAILS INC Nail Polish, Kensington High Street
NAILS INC Nail Polish, Kensington High Street
Price: £12.64

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to apply and long lasting, 26 July 2015
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Easy to apply and long lasting

Being very easy to apply is bonus enough in itself, but the good news doesn't end there: this nail polish is also tough and long lasting, which means I had one very pleased girlfriend. The gel effect undeniably creates a very nice finish, which seeing as the whole application process is so easy - mainly due to the brush being shorter than most - makes this a very good nail varnish.


Officially Licensed Twin Docking Station - White (PS4)
Officially Licensed Twin Docking Station - White (PS4)
Price: £29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Essential for long gaming sessions, 22 July 2015
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The litmus test of a given product's usefulness is whether it lives up to its billing and makes your life simpler. Whilst Venom's officially licensed chargers may not be blessed with the sleek looks of official Sony PS4's peripherals, on all other counts they're a success. Capable of charging two dual shock controllers simultaneously, Venom also provide a pair of battery packs that clip onto your controllers if you start running short of juice during long gaming sessions. Yes, it adds weight to your controllers. But it's not a huge amount, and for most people will prove a small price to pay for saving your session.

Being officially sanctioned by Sony ensures that you can be 100% sure that the product isn't a dodgy knockoff that might not live up to billing - or explode and burn your house down in the middle of the night. Although if you're planning an 18 hour gaming session thanks to these battery packs, your brain might explode instead.


Igenix IG8012 Stainless Steel Mini Fryer, 1.2 Litre
Igenix IG8012 Stainless Steel Mini Fryer, 1.2 Litre
Offered by The Friendly Lifestyle Store
Price: £24.60

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars small but useful, 15 July 2015
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The viewing window is useless, but other than that this is a small, simple and easy to use fryer. Being small it's aimed at frying food for one to two people, which it's plenty big enough for. While it may not fry your chips lightning fast that's not necessarily a bad thing - it makes it easier to avoid burning your food, although the viewing window steaming up all the time means its a case of opening up the lid to take a look. But that's a minor inconvenience.

Minor niggles with the window aside, for the price this is a good small fryer, and it's easy to clean to boot.


Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF30 50 ml
Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Day Moisture SPF30 50 ml
Price: £44.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product, premium price, 21 Jun. 2015
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Some may balk at the eye-wateringly high price, but this product really does seem to live up to its billing - my fair skinned girlfriend certainly seems to think so. It applies smoothly and easily and being SPF30 it protects against ultraviolet light, meaning there's absolutely no need to apply sun screen as well. She's suffered no allergic reactions either, which being fair skinned she's sometimes prone to with other products. All in all she's very happy with this... It's just a shame about the very high price.


AnySharp Plastic and Stainless Steel Mini Chopper, Black
AnySharp Plastic and Stainless Steel Mini Chopper, Black
Price: £12.49

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective, 20 Jun. 2015
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Easy to use and easy to clean, this handy little chopper is manual rather than electrical, so no batteries are required. The top of the chopper is effectively a giant popper button which you whack up and down as many times as required to chop up whatever it is you're chopping up - in my case allowing me to terminate some mint leaves with extreme prejudice.

Whacking the popper button is fun in small doses, although if you've lots of stuff to chop up it will probably turn into a chore pretty quickly. But all in all this is a simple and easy way to quickly chop up herbs etc.


D'Addario EXP16 with NY Steel Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Coated, Light, 12-53
D'Addario EXP16 with NY Steel Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Coated, Light, 12-53
Price: £13.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Pricey but well worth it, 11 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It always comes down to personal taste of course, but - expensive though they may be - D'Addario strings have always lived up to their quality reputation, even to the ears of someone who is hardly the worlds greatest guitarist.

These EXP16 light gauge strings are no exception, sounding nice a bright, holding the tone well and staying in tune much longer than some other makes I've tried. I'll definitely be buying some of these again.


Philips HR1867/21 Viva Collection Quick Clean Juicer - Brushed Aluminium
Philips HR1867/21 Viva Collection Quick Clean Juicer - Brushed Aluminium
Price: £69.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to assemble, easy to use and easy to clean, 30 May 2015
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Easy to assemble, easy to use and easy to clean, this Philips juicer is just about as easy to use as it could possibly be.

It's 700 watt motor gives it more than enough power to handle hard vegetables such as carrots with ease. Large items such as apples can be inserted whole without any difficulty. Although the juicer is bulky it's not too heavy and the brushed aluminium finish is a nice touch. The juice pours out of the side into a cup or jug, meaning you don't have to faff about tipping the juicer up, whilst the pulp is retained by the juicer.

Frankly, as juicers go, this beauty does everything you want it to, and with ease.


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