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The Natural Cook: Eating the Seasons from Root to Fruit
The Natural Cook: Eating the Seasons from Root to Fruit
by Tom Hunt
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seasonally affected dining..., 12 Aug 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Natural Cook is the perfect cookbook for those people that love their vegetarian dishes, but eat meat occasionally too - and since that includes me I have to say I loved this book. It's broken down into chapters focussed on each season, then within each season are mini-chapters focussed on a particular ingredient that's most readily available at that time of year. So, for example, you get a clutch of recipes centred around asparagus in Spring and another around beetroot in Autumn. It's a nice approach and each mini-chapter features both twists on familiar dishes, like making your own Pesto with watercress instead of basil leaves, and some much less expected ideas, like Strawberry and Seafood Salad. Alongside the main recipes are lots of enticing asides at the bottom of the page, sometimes they're vegetarian versions of the main meat-containing recipe and sometimes they're simple ideas using the same ingredients - like making pumpkin Martinis, or baking fish on a fennel salad base.

The book is nicely designed and laid-out but only a minority of recipes have their own photo, though I didn't find this an issue too often - the dishes I'd want to see first were all there. The only problem I have is with the seasonal aspect - there are so many tempting dishes you'll want to try and most of them will be in seasons other than the one you're currently living in. With supermarkets able to source almost any ingredient at almost any time (admittedly at a price and an environmental cost) you might have to be a disciplined diner to resist serving Baba Ghanoush in the depth of Winter. On a personal note, years ago a Malaysian friend served me a delicious spicy beansprout and mushroom soup, made with star anise and elephant ear mushrooms, which I've long since forgotten the name of - but there's a recipe in this book for Pho Chay, a Vietnamese soup that's very similar and just as delicious, really worth trying!


[2 PACK] Premium Dry Bags - two 500D PVC Tarp waterproof dry bags (170 Oz) for outdoor activities and watersports - Lifetime Warranty (Blue)
[2 PACK] Premium Dry Bags - two 500D PVC Tarp waterproof dry bags (170 Oz) for outdoor activities and watersports - Lifetime Warranty (Blue)
Offered by The Friendly Swede [UK]
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inside and outside..., 11 Aug 2014
Although the Friendly Swede Dry Bags are meant to keep the wet out, they're equally good at keeping it in too - so they're great for carrying around things that might leak or make a mess, like your shopping on the way home, a picnic lunch or a muddy pair of shoes. In use they're pretty much indestructible, made from thick-ish tarpaulin-like material and with all the important joints sealed or welted. The webbing carrying straps seem a bit thin and basic but I haven't actually had any problems with them yet. Using them is easy, just roll down the top a couple of times, there's a rigid plastic strip sewn into the top to help you do this, and then clip them shut. I doubt they'd be waterproof enough for full submersion but then they aren't really meant to be - they should be completely weather-tight and even storm proof though. Ideal for a trip to the beach, perfect for keeping the sand out of your sandwiches, because even if they do get a bit sandy or grubby you can just wash them out under a tap (that's the bags and not your sandwiches). They'd be a handy thing to keep in the boot of the car too, ready for when you need them. In fact they're a handy thing to have around full-stop, nothing fancy about them but they're funky and endlessly practical. (Disclosure: item was received for un-biased review)


Satechi Bluetooth Wireless Smart Keypad for iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook, and Mac Mini
Satechi Bluetooth Wireless Smart Keypad for iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook, and Mac Mini
Offered by SATECHI
Price: £37.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Facts and figures..., 1 Aug 2014
Anytime I'm using Apple's standard Bluetooth keyboard I really miss the numeric keypad on the right because whenever I have to enter figures or co-ords my fingers just reach for it instinctively - so I was happy to see Satechi come up with one solution to the problem. The Smart Keypad is a very good colour and texture match for Apple's original aluminium-topped keyboards - but it isn't actually made from aluminium, although you'd hardly notice until you feel it. The finish seems really good, maybe not quite to Apple's obsessive standards but close enough, and it looks perfectly at home sat next to the keyboard. It isn't the same size front-to-back of course but the greater depth accommodates the LCD display while keeping the keys the same size and pitch as Apple's original.

It can function either as a standalone calculator or a Bluetooth-connected keypad for your computer, you just toggle the setting with the MODE key on the keypad itself. Used as a calculator the display, while not illuminated, is quite clear with 12 digits and you can change the decimal rounding through floating to 0, 2, 4 or A (currency mode). There are also memory and percentage functions and it all works as expected with the only difference from standard desktop calculators being that the function keys are marked with computer symbols rather than arithmetic ones - so the multiply key shows the '/' symbol and not '÷' but that shouldn't be a problem for most computer users.

You should be able to connect the Smart Keypad to almost any Bluetooth enabled computer or device, Mac or Windows and including some portables too - it works fine with my iPhone for example although there isn't a whole lot you can do with it on iOS. On the underside of the keypad, alongside the ON/OFF switch, are buttons to initiate the Bluetooth pairing, reset the keypad and to switch between Mac/PC use. While in use with a computer the inbuilt display stays on but does not update as you enter numbers, everything you enter appears on your computer instead. There's a handy Backspace key which deletes only the last figure you entered, useful for correcting mistakes as you go, however it's also the only way to clear the current number. Slightly confusingly, while in Bluetooth mode, the keypad's CE/AC key, which you'd normally use to clear the current calculation, does nothing and the only way to clear numbers is to use the Backspace key. In some situations this just seems very counter-intuitive and you'll have to switch back to your main keyboard or mouse to clear down a calculation. However on the positive side there's also a SEND key which is used with the keypad in calculator mode to send figures (via Bluetooth) to your computer. So, you can switch the keypad into calculator mode, perform a calculation and then just tap the SEND key to zap the result (or any currently-displayed figure) to your computer and straight into your document or spreadsheet, all without having to switch the keypad manually back and forth between calculator and Bluetooth mode. Clever...

Even if you just want a simple and stylish desktop calculator the Satechi Smart Keypad looks right at home beside your iMac or MacBook and the option to use it as a Bluetooth keypad is a really useful bonus. The anomalous behaviour of the CE/AC key is a bit annoying but the SEND key, which really could give you the best of both worlds, probably makes up for it. (Disclosure: item was received for un-biased review)


1Byone Wireless HDMI WiFi Dongle iShare Videos Images Docs Live Camera Musics from All Smart Devices to TV, Monitor or Projector
1Byone Wireless HDMI WiFi Dongle iShare Videos Images Docs Live Camera Musics from All Smart Devices to TV, Monitor or Projector
Offered by 1Byone Products Inc
Price: £36.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy casting..., 28 July 2014
I think the iShare EZCast HDMI dongle is probably best considered a work-in-progress - that's for both them and me. I think they still have some work to do in getting it all feature-perfect and I have some to do figuring out how to operate it all. The manual, mostly written in fluent Chinglish, really isn't much help and you're going to have to be a gadget-headed kind of person to make any progress with it. I don't have Android devices suitable for use with the iShare (my fellow reviewers can help you there) so here's what I've learned so far using it with iPhone and iPad...

Simply connect the main dongle to your TV via the HDMI port, with or without the short extender cable that's included, and then connect the Y-cable to the end of the dongle. The Y-cable has a USB plug which connects to any available USB port to get power for the dongle (or you can connect it to any standard USB mains charger you might have) and there's a mini wi-fi dongle moulded into the other end of the cable which creates a little wi-fi hotspot for the iShare and also connects it to your home wi-fi network.

You should have already downloaded the EZCast app for your smartphone or tablet and have that ready. To connect to the dongle you first have to use its own wi-fi hotspot - the hotspot's name (SSID) and password will now be displayed on your TV (assuming you've switched the TV to the right HDMI input) and you enter these into your iPad/iPhone and log into the wi-fi hotspot. Now you're connected to the dongle you can use the EZCast app to access the settings and then log the iShare into your existing home wi-fi network - this gets it connected to the internet so it can download firmware updates (mine updated itself straight away) and get web content to display. Now you're connected to the iShare via its wi-fi hotspot you can 'cast' suitable content from your iPhone or iPad onto your TV - but this is where things get a bit fickle. Some content is readily available, your Camera Roll photo collection for example is easy to access and to display on your TV, simply flicking through one image to another. However other media is not so easy - the EZCast app does not have direct access to your iTunes music or videos, you have to load music and videos into the EZCast app using iTunes file-sharing on your computer. You can access videos stored in your Camera Roll but they have to be converted (into what?) before the iShare will play them. You can access some other web content via the EZCast app, things like YouTube, but these are really just web-links which display the mobile version of the websites rather than proper onboard services or app's.

While you're connected to the iShare's own hotspot some things are not possible - for example accessing your own content stored on a NAS server or other network device. The iShare doesn't seem to recognise DLNA servers except those running from your iPhone/iPad (I might have missed something here - will get back to you) and so to access your own networked content you have to switch your iPhone or iPad back to your home wi-fi network. Now you can use one of the most useful functions of the iShare -- AirPlay compatibility -- to cast your content onto your TV. The iShare supports both AirPlay mirroring and streaming - with mirroring your iShare will display exactly what you see on your iPad/iPhone screen on your TV, the streaming option allows you to play videos on your TV while your iPad acts as a control device. Both of these options work but they're again quite fickle and you need a good 'clean' wi-fi signal for them to work well. For example I could only get mirroring from an iPad to work when I brought a Powerline wi-fi extender into the same room to boost the wi-fi reception, it was virtually unusable through our standard wi-fi connection. Did I mention fickle? Some videos will stream via AirPlay and others will not and I've yet to figure out why (again I'll get back to you). It could be the DRM in official iTunes Store videos which prevents them playing, but I couldn't get many of my own DVD-ripped movies to work either, that might be because they're anamorphic videos, I don't know yet. Other things worked really well - for example the BBC iPlayer app streamed first time with no problems. Your mileage may vary.

Although getting things set up and running with the iShare can be a challenge, and you'll need either aptitude or perseverance to prevail, once you get the hang of it it's a useful little gizmo. It's fickle in what it will and won't display but there are probably enough cool features here to easily justify the (relatively painless) price - and hopefully future firmware updates might fix the issues it still has. Here's hoping. (Disclosure: item was received for unbiased review)


Beurer IPL 10000 SalonPro System with Lifetime Flashes - Permanent Hair Removal System
Beurer IPL 10000 SalonPro System with Lifetime Flashes - Permanent Hair Removal System
Price: £299.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Man-sized issues..., 28 July 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
If you hadn't guessed that Beurer were a German company from their name you'd probably get it from their product - this is the most efficient and well-designed IPL unit we've tried yet (and we've been lucky enough to try a few). The unit itself is sleek and simple with just 3 buttons, a pair to increase or decrease the light intensity and one to fire the flash, plus there's an on/off switch at the back. It has cooling fans running whilst in use but they're not as loud as some. The handset is chunky but really well shaped, it fits into your palm nicely and feels very intuitive in use, especially if you're trying to treat an awkward area like your own shoulders or the back of your legs. The light window is the largest I've seen on any IPL unit and that makes a big difference because it means you're treating a larger area with each flash - so it's quicker, much more efficient and causes less wear on the bulb itself. That's less of an issue with this unit because the flash cartridge is reckoned to last for 150,000 flashes before it needs replaced, enough for decades of use with one person. The large light window also makes it particularly suitable for treating larger areas of the body - so for women treating their legs or men treating chest or back hair this is close to the ideal IPL unit letting you get it all done quickly and without fuss. If you're a woman who also wants to treat facial hair (note that IPL treatment is generally not suitable for men's facial hair) then it's also possible to use this unit on the face anywhere below the cheekbones, although the larger light window becomes a slight disadvantage here and it can be awkward to place the handset correctly. Beurer say there is a facial-use attachment available (which reduces the treatment area size) as an optional extra, but it's not included in this pack.

Like any IPL unit there are a list of possible contra-indications and side-effects listed in the manual, which you should make yourself aware of before buying or trying any IPL unit, but one of the main issues with IPL is making sure you get the light intensity correct. If you use too low a setting the results can take longer to happen or be less effective, but if you set the light too high it can cause discomfort or even burns. Some units come with a vague colour chart you have to consult before manually setting the strength, others come with a separate skin-sensor which you have to use before, and then again during, treatments. The other big advantage of the Beurer is that the skin colour sensor is built into the handset, right beside the treatment window itself, so it's constantly checking that the light intensity isn't too high (or that your skin-tone is suitable) before allowing the unit to flash. This is a major safety advantage because you can't avoid doing it and because your skin tone changes from one part of your body to another and so you're always testing the exact area you're about to treat.

It's really difficult to find anything to fault with the SalonPro - maybe the umbilical cord from the base to the handset could be a little longer, but that's probably only an issue for big blokes trying to rid themselves of back and shoulder hair. Speaking of blokes, if ever an IPL unit was designed with men in mind then this must be it, the large treatment area and the efficient well-thought-out safety and design features make it ideal. Of course for women seeking smooth legs it's a gift too, although for facial use it might not be the most convenient. Otherwise it's an excellent unit and highly recommended. "Hair-removal durch Technik" as they say in Germany? :-)


Smart Weigh CSB2KG Cuisine Digital Kitchen Scale with Removable Bowl 2000g x 0.1g - Black
Smart Weigh CSB2KG Cuisine Digital Kitchen Scale with Removable Bowl 2000g x 0.1g - Black
Offered by Five Star
Price: £13.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy breathing in your kitchen..., 28 July 2014
The Smart Weigh Cuisine Scales have quite a quite utilitarian look and feel, the build quality is nothing special but they do seem reasonably robust. The measuring bowl feels chunky enough to withstand daily wear and tear and although the base is less impressive, with just a bendable plastic film over the display, it should last fine with a little care. In use they are much more impressive and seem highly accurate and they respond to the slightest change in quantities. In fact, if you blow into the bowl even that gets measured - but it's very unhygienic and really not recommended with the bowl already full of flour. There are four weight measurement scales built in -- grams, ounces, Troy ounces and Pennyweight -- note that ounces are shown in a metric style (ie. 17.8oz) and not in lbs/oz, so you might have to do a bit of arithmetic to convert some recipes. The metric scale is displayed in grams only (not kg/g) so is more straightforward. The other two weight systems (ozt and dwt) are mostly used in the jewellery and precious metal trades so probably aren't relevant for most people. You can zero the weight by re-pressing the ON/OFF button at any time so the scales can be used with any receptacle that fits on top or you can add ingredients to the same bowl cumulatively, zeroing the amount between each addition.

One of the biggest bugbears in kitchen scales for me is that they usually switch off the display and zero the weight far too quickly. For example I make bread at home quite regularly and like to try different combinations of flours and because I know the total amount of flour I'll need I just weigh things cumulatively, adding different flours into the weighing bowl until I hit the target total weight. With so many digital scales as soon as you turn your back to fetch the next ingredient the scales switch off and reset the weight, so you lose your place and have to start again. So annoying! This scale is better than most and you get around 2 minutes before the display switches off - it might not sound like much but it's enough to get that next bag of flour out of the cupboard and get it open it and ready to pour. Although they wouldn't win any design awards the Smart Weigh Cuisine Scales are still a good value addition to your kitchen, highly accurate and practical and great for everyday cooking and baking. (Disclosure: item was received for unbiased review)


Philips PerfectCare Azur Iron GC4910/10 - One Perfect Temperature Steam Iron, 180g Steam Boost
Philips PerfectCare Azur Iron GC4910/10 - One Perfect Temperature Steam Iron, 180g Steam Boost
Price: £89.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Less huff, more puff..., 27 July 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This Philips PerfectCare Azur feels like one of those refined products that took note of all the annoying little flaws its predecessors had and then went through the list and fixed each one. So, it doesn't leak water everywhere whilst in use or if it's tipped over too far because there's a watertight lid on the fill opening. It doesn't need the temperature to be adjusted constantly or your clothes to be organised by order of heat-sensivity before you begin because it operates at a fixed single heat that's good for everything. It doesn't need distilled water or additional anti-limescale products because that's all built in and should last the lifetime of the iron itself. It shouldn't burn holes in your clothing (or your house) if left unattended because it switches itself off after a couple of minutes if it isn't moved. This all seems to work pretty well too, although I live in a soft-water area and so can't actively test the anti-calc feature, and altogether makes for a really solid performing everyday iron.

I could nit-pick a few things, although none of them seem like fatal flaws to me. The handle itself seems to be set quite far back on the body of the iron which makes it feel a bit top-heavy and therefore you feel like you're using more effort to move it around than you should have to. The steam output is good but if you've been spoiled by a steam generator iron then it feels a bit out of puff sometimes and you find yourself pumping the boost button quite a lot. When you set the iron down on its heel there's often some wheezing and spluttering that happens which seems a bit out of place in an otherwise highly refined iron. The fixed heat does seem to work for everything but on thicker heavier items, like jeans, you do need regular steam boosts to get the job done. Filling up the iron with water is easy because the fill hole is large enough to be held under a tap without splashing everywhere and you also get a handy fill jug with the iron - the only problem is how frequently you'll be using it as the iron empties its (slightly undersized) tank quite quickly.

All the other details of the iron pretty much live up to expectations too - the sole plate is smooth enough to glide around with little effort and survives the occasional scuffle with an unruly zip or button without any obvious damage. There's a LED inside which flashes as the iron heats up (which doesn't take long) and stays lit while it's in use. Altogether it's a top-notch iron for everyday family use, although there's nothing really remarkable about it, except perhaps that Philips have eliminated just about all of the niggles steam irons used to have and that's quite impressive...


DBPOWER® LTL5210A 12 MP Infrared Camera Hunting Camera Trail Camera for Wildlife Surveys, Scenery Shooting, Automatic Detection Field, Home and Office Security Forensics, Supermarket Security Evidence
DBPOWER® LTL5210A 12 MP Infrared Camera Hunting Camera Trail Camera for Wildlife Surveys, Scenery Shooting, Automatic Detection Field, Home and Office Security Forensics, Supermarket Security Evidence

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Country boffins, not bumpkins..., 22 July 2014
The Ltl Acorn Wildlife Camera is an ingenious mix of technologies all fitted into a quirky but effective end product. The principle is simple enough - use angled InfraRed sensors to see the wildlife coming and switch on the camera, when they pass directly in front of the camera lens take a picture or shoot a short video. Of course getting it all to actually work is probably a lot harder, but it does within some limitations. At first sight the Ltl Acorn doesn't seem that impressive, the build quality is good but nothing special and you have to doubt if it's truly weatherproof, although ours has suffered a few showers without any problems so far. The design is certainly more ingenious than stylish, but that's probably as it should be. There's a trapdoor at the bottom which opens to reveal the SD card slot, the Off/On/Test switch, the USB port, the battery compartment (4 x AA's) and a power port to run it off a mains adaptor (which is not supplied). The trapdoor can be locked shut with a fiddly little latch or there's a small hole on the side which could take a mini padlock or cable-tie for extra security. The trapdoor has a rubber stopper which can be opened to connect a mains adaptor and there's also a tripod mount, but you really will have to secure the trapdoor shut to make use of that without causing damage.

When you switch the camera into 'Test' mode the screen on the back is activated and you can review your images or change the settings of the camera allowing you to configure it to suit your situation. You can set the camera to take still images or short videos or to take both, a still image immediately followed by a video. The camera is listed as being 12 megapixels but be aware that it's actually a 5 megapixel and the extra pixels are achieved through interpolation. Videos are created as avi files using the Motion JPEG codec and will probably need to be converted to other formats to play on some devices, like smartphones (depending on which smartphone app's you have). The quality of the images isn't bad, this is hardly a top-flight digital camera, but as a fun device they're acceptable. Video files aren't great quality but again, given the nature of the device, they're good enough. You can also set the delay between each photo being taken, so you do or don't get lots of images of the same animal passing by. You can also vary the sensitivity of the IR sensors, so they are more or less easily triggered by passing wildlife - I found them surprisingly sensitive and even small birds landing some distance from the camera are enough to trigger a photo. At night the camera switched to InfraRed mode and uses the inbuilt IR-LEDs to take pic's - because the LED flash is InfraRed you (and presumably most wildlife) cannot see it, there isn't any visible flash as photo's are taken. The night-mode pic's are probably my favourite, looking like a cross between NatureWatch and Most Haunted, even if it is only next door's cat that's captured.

At first sight I though the Ltl Acorn was a bit over-priced given the build quality and dubious weather-proofness, but when you realise all the different tech that's in here to make things work it makes more sense. Plus it's a really fun way to engage with the wildlife in your garden, especially if you have kids as they'll love checking the camera every morning to see what was captured overnight. In the end it's a really fun product, not the greatest photographic quality, but really fun. So maybe the countryside is now populated by country boffins and not country bumpkins? (Disclosure: item was received for unbiased review)


Panasonic Silver 5 Blade Wet/ Dry Foil Shaver
Panasonic Silver 5 Blade Wet/ Dry Foil Shaver
Offered by Southern Electric
Price: £192.30

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pocket lawnmower..., 17 July 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've been using electric shavers now for about 30 years and apart from a brief affair with a rotary (it didn't work out) I've always stuck with foil-style shavers, but this is my first Panasonic. First impressions were not that great to be honest, the shaver feels lightweight (not necessarily a disadvantage) and there's an awful lot of chrome-effect plastic and shiny-shiny-ness about it - overall the styling is (to my taste) a bit tacky looking. Things did improve when I started shaving with it, it does do a very good job. If you've tried different electric toothbrushes and appreciate the difference between a mechanical version and a sonic version then you'll understand how the Panasonic Silver 5 feels in action - it has that same sonic buzz and speed. The speed of the cutter block seems to give a very quick and tug-free shave too, compared to my other shavers, it glides fairly effortlessly over your face and captures the majority of hairs on the first pass. If you're someone with very sensitive skin this might be a good shaver for you, it shaves close without having to go back and forth across the skin and causing aggravation. However, the head of the shaver is weirdly over-sized, with four foils and a wide flange around them. Only the middle two foils do the heavy lifting, the (small) cutter block inside only operates within those two foils, and the two outer foils catch stray hairs and neaten the finished result. This all works well but the over-sized head just gets awkward in tighter areas of your face, like when trying to catch every last hair on your upper lip.

There are two shave settings, one which automatically speeds/slows the shaver as necessary as you move across different areas of your face and one which keeps a fixed speed - I tend only to use the variable one and didn't really notice it working but that's probably as it should be, it just works. You can also use this shaver for wet shaving, in the shower perhaps, but I should mention I never use it that way so can't comment on its effectiveness. There's a little trimmer on the back side of the shaver for neatening sideburns, although it does seem a bit of an afterthought. You will need to pop it out occasionally though because getting a neat edge with the over-sized head is difficult to judge, you just can't see what you're doing.

The Silver 5 comes with a dedicated cleaning and charging unit and that does a good job too, although it takes its time about it. A full clean cycle takes about 90 minutes which allows for 10 minutes of washing before the unit actually warms up slightly and gently blow-dries your shaver (off and on) - for about another 80 minutes! As with most of these cleaning units you'll have to find a steady spot for it to sit, as they can leak cleaning fluid if they're moved or tipped over. To make the special washing fluid Panasonic have developed small sachets of concentrate which you simply mix with tap-water in the cleaning unit. That sounds like a great eco-friendly idea - unfortunately it's not very wallet-friendly as they're currently around £15 (with shipping) for a pack of three with each one lasting for a month of cleaning. Sorry Panasonic, but paying nearly £5 for a little sachet of (admittedly effective) concentrated detergent is risible.

The only other expense with an electric shaver should be the replacement foils and cutter-blocks and the Silver 5 seems slightly expensive there too at the moment. Panasonic suggest foils will need replacing annually and cutter blocks every 2 years and the shaver will display a warning after one year of use to remind you. In the end my only real issue with the Silver 5 is the price. It does a really good job, it gives a close shave with virtually no discomfort, it's quick and reasonably quiet and the cleaning unit refreshes and recharges it nicely (if slowly). However, there are much cheaper shavers that do the same thing and that have a more expensive style and build-quality than this Panasonic does, so I just don't see how Panasonic justify the extraordinarily high price.


Red Fox Tub-O-Butter Jar 10.5oz
Red Fox Tub-O-Butter Jar 10.5oz
Offered by afrocosmetics4u
Price: £1.76

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grease is the word..., 10 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The other reviewers are right - this feels just like Vaseline® with some Cocoa Butter in it, but it works. It's all wrong, it shouldn't work - it's based on mineral oil, contains a paraben, has the consistency of axle grease and it's cheap - but it does work. You do have to be moderate with the amount you use and take a moment or two to really smooth it into the skin but it does make a big difference. I've been prone to patches of very dry and itchy skin but they've all gone since I started using this regularly and my skin feels in better shape than it has for years. The smell is sweet but not too pronounced and you aren't left smelling like the Milky Bar Kid, as with some cocoa butter products, because it fades quite quickly. Normally I'd avoid a mineral oil product because historically they haven't agreed with my skin or done anything useful - but this must be the exception that proves the rule.


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