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Bright Starts Hide n Spin Monkey
Bright Starts Hide n Spin Monkey
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD FUN, 20 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
BETTER THAN THE PICTURE
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It's a lovely interactive toy.
With funny monkey sounds, nice tunes and lights
Buttons for shapes and counting.

WHAT DO YOU DO
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Drop the balls into the barrel, press nose and the monkey hides.
Drop the balls into the hat, and the monkey counts and peeks out

NOISY
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Not really, it makes quite nice tunes and isn't one of those annoying toys that's are simply noise machines.

AGE
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Up to 4 I think.

FUN
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It's good fun for that age group.


LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker (Pink)
LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker (Pink)
Price: £23.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars active children, 18 Sep 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
DON'T KIDS RUN ABOUT ANYWAY
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Well they do, especially if they're under 5. If they're a little lazy then this can be a possible solution.

THE TEST
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Place the activity tracker on the wrist of a 4 year old. This is probably best if they are not just any random 4 year old.

OUTCOME
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Within a short period they will be whizzing about.

WHY
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The band has little animal avatars ( which are cute and are adorable) and gives the child fitness challenges.
The rewards are music, sound effects, cheering, etc.
Activities like do a silly chicken dance (and then it makes clucking sounds to music), jump like a kangaroo (and then it makes funny "boing"ing noises).

HOW LONG
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Each task is around 15 seconds or so.

SIZE
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It's very light and the screen is big.

GOOD
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It's a nice interactive toy.


Philips AVENT Fast Bottle Warmer
Philips AVENT Fast Bottle Warmer
Price: £32.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Minutes, 17 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
GOOD COMPANION
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This matches other items in the Avent range such as the steriliser. Philips AVENT SCF281/02 Microwave Steriliser It won't win awards for it's beauty (it practicable) but it's not ugly.

FAST
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Well. three minutes.

EASY
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You don't even have to read the instructions. It's very simply to use.

RECOMMENDED
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If you need a warmer then this is ideal, although it is still possible to warm a bottle much more cheaply in a jug of hot water. (although that way is much more prone to getting too hot, spillage etc.)


Creations-Magic Charm Creator Beadola
Creations-Magic Charm Creator Beadola
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars quite tricky, 17 Sep 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
TRICKY
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When it's opened it looks reasonably easy to use. And it is. But it is a little tricky to get used to. That said within a short time we ha made "a beautiful bracelet fit for any princess in the whole wide world."

6 PLUS
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That's what the box says. I think if you were doing this with a 6 year old you'd end up doing it yourself. I'd say it's for a little older.

CRAFTY TYPES
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Who's it aimed at? Children who have a crafty nature. Once you get the hang of it it doesn't look too bad. Obviously it's not going to look like something out of Tiffanys but I think it looks better than the loom bands bracelets. Loom Bands

RECOMMENDED
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As a stocking filler, yes.


WWE Superstrikers Slam N Launch Arena
WWE Superstrikers Slam N Launch Arena
Price: £39.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WWE Body-Slamming, Chair-Dropping Toy, 15 Sep 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
WHAT DOES IT DO
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Essentially it's a fun WWE wrestling ring. You can launch the figures (none included) towards a collapsible platform just above the ring.

You position your figures (I used a My little pony as I didn't have the official figures.) on the corners of the ring. SLAM! onto the posts and weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the section of the ring they're standing on pops up and launches them.

If they make contact with the figure at the raised platform chair whoever is up there falls down. (In my case a mcdonalds toy)

FUN
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Strangely enough yes.

WHO'S IT FOR
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Wrestling fans ideally with WWE figures.

TYPES OF GAME
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Head to head, falling chair match, or triple threat.

FLIMSY
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No, it's quite solidly made.

RECOMMENDED
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For wrestling fans, yes.


Airfix Quick Build Lamborghini Aventador Car Model Kit
Airfix Quick Build Lamborghini Aventador Car Model Kit
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was so looking forward to this, 15 Sep 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
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As a child we'd always get an airfix kit and some Humbrol paints. Humbrol Airfix Enamel Paints It'd stay in the box until one day, normally a rainy Sunday afternoon, my dad would take it out and make them for us. We just didn't have the patience.

IS THIS THE SAME
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No.

WHY
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Well, it's changed. It's 33 pieces and is more akin to lego than the old airfix kits of days gone by.

LOOKS NICE
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It does look nice and is neater, cleaner and less messy than the old types.

HONESTLY WHICH IS BEST
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I prefer the old type but have to admit that this does look better.

RECOMMENDED
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A good little stocking filler.


Evernote For Dummies
Evernote For Dummies
by David E. Y. Sarna
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evernote for everyone, 15 Sep 2014
This review is from: Evernote For Dummies (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
WHAT IS IT
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I have to admit that I'd not heard of Evernote until recently.
However, it was bundled with the laptop I'd purchased HP Pavilion and rather than delete it I thought I'd give it a go.

YOU DON'T NEED ME TO TELL YOU
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If you're looking at this then you probably are very much aware of what evernote is. (note-taking and archiving.) However, it has loads of elements. This takes you though those elements. Tagging, sorting, recording voice notes etc.

WHO'S IT AIMED AT
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To be fair if you've used Evernote for some time the book is unlikely to tell you something new. But for those new to Evernote it's a well laid out, detailed resource to flick in and out of.

Essentially it's 1.2.3.:
1. How to use Evernote
2. Advanced Evernote strategies
3. How to use Evernote to organize the whole of your life

ALTERNATIVES
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I haven't read the others but they do have positive feedback.
Master Evernote
Evernote Cracked

RECOMMENDED
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Dummies is a recognised producer of books that break the issues down into manageable and readable chunks. They have again. Recommended.


My Little Pony Equestria Girls Applejack
My Little Pony Equestria Girls Applejack
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Little Pony Equestria Girls Applejack, 13 Sep 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
APPLEJACK
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Although the doll is quite cute, she does look the least like her pony character out of any of the dolls in the set. This one looks in the pictures than in person.

Some of the dolls in the range do look like the characters in My Little Pony Equestria Girls [DVD] but this one doesn't.

GIRLS LOVE THEM ALL THE SAME
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Playing along with Applejack and doing the 'country accent'. It's the favourite out of the range.

WHAT DO YOU GET
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A hat, earrings and brush, stickers and clubcard.

FOR FANS REALLY
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If you're a fan then this is recommended.


i-Rocks Rock Series K10 Keyboard
i-Rocks Rock Series K10 Keyboard
Price: £22.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good gamers keyboard, 11 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
WHY WHY WHY
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I had always used the flat, stock keyboard that had been shipped with my PC. Until I'd spilt some coffee on it. I had then borrowed one from work which couldn't have been more 'flexible.'

PRICE
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I didn't want to pay a few quid only to be disappointed. For the price this is superb. If I'd have known of this prior to the coffee debarkle this would have been purchased then. Luckily I've had this given to me for a trial.

WHAT'S GOOD?
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Solid, well made and looks like it's win in a fight against the toughest of keyboards.
The keys are very responsive and just, sort of nice to use.

WHAT'S BAD
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If you used it in a quiet office environment it'd be noisy.

LOOKS NICE
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It looks nicer in real life than the pictures.

RECOMMENDED
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Yes.


Veet Infini'Silk Pro IPL Hair Removal System with Precision Facial Attachment
Veet Infini'Silk Pro IPL Hair Removal System with Precision Facial Attachment
Price: £224.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Home Hair Removal, 10 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
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It looks an expensive gadget. I had thought it's simply be a case of zap> hair fall out.

SMOOTH SKINNED IN DAYS
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No. I've started but the instructions say: a recommended number of treatments is about 10.
However the treatments have to be 4 weeks apart. So 10 x 4 weeks = ages.

THAT'S A PREGNANCY
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Yes a whole 9 months in treatment. It then says to expect between 55% and 70% hair reduction. I read that the other way around. There's 45% to 30% left.
It also says the typical full growth cycle for a hair follicle is 18-24 months, over which time additional treatment can be given, This may achieve permanent results.

NOT FOR THE IMPATIENT
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No, a minimum of 9 months and then possible 24 months for permanent results.

TANNED SKINNED
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No. So you have to have pastey legs throughout the two years.

EASY TO USE
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Very. The flash leaves a temporary mark.

BULBS
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Last 500 flashes. Not that many considering how big my legs are.

LOVELY LOOKING
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It does look lovely and is very impressive to look at.

RECOMMENDED
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No. I think few people are prepared to tinker for 9-24 months with untanned legs. I know many people don't have tanned legs, but I think the target market for this, well, they will want tanned legs over the summer.
However, if you wish to treat a smaller area (such as a hairy back or shoulder) then it may be one to persevere with.
I'll update after 10 months treatment on my hairy shoulder.


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