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Maybelline Master Contour Crayon Number 1, Light
Maybelline Master Contour Crayon Number 1, Light
Offered by Tiger Lilley Cosmetics
Price: £8.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a gimmick, 24 July 2016
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I didn't especially get on with this although it gets three stars because I really like the highlighter and that works well. The darker contour is more difficult to work with and you need to be a bit of an artist to get it right. I wasn't keen on the half and half idea either. A bit of a gimmick in my opinion. Still, it's a fun piece of kit and if you like to spend time fussing and blending with your makeup you might enjoy using it.


Salter Add and Weigh Kitchen Jug Scale
Salter Add and Weigh Kitchen Jug Scale
Price: £14.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Inaccurate and difficult to read., 20 July 2016
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I am not impressed with these scales at all. All you will get is an approximation of the item you are trying to weigh. I tested it against a set of salter digital scales and these were out on 4 ounces by an ounce, telling me it was 5 not 4. The measurement bar at the base of the jug is small and very difficult to read and you have to squat down to get your eye to worktop level to gauge it. The jug has a calibration up the side but it's a transfer, not etched into the plastic, so given a few washes will begin to wear off. I wouldn't use this product and I wouldn't buy it for anyone either.


Heathcote & Ivory Blush Rose Manicure Collection in Tin
Heathcote & Ivory Blush Rose Manicure Collection in Tin
Offered by Beyondcosmetics
Price: £11.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea but needs tweaking, 17 July 2016
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This is a pretty tin and contents - not a huge bargain but not overpriced either. The creams and the file are prettily packaged and are standard in terms of content. Don't expect anything like the creams from Burt's Bees or Crabtree & Evelyn, but generally they're nice and moisturising. Given the size of the tin, when one removes the packing around the products, the products seem a bit lost - feels as if there should have been more. A bag of cotton wool might have come in useful rather than a cardboard surround to hold the products in place. The smell is very 'in your face' cheap rose. If you wear perfume as a matter of course, the pong from this will overpower it big time. It's unsubtle to say the least and needs toning down or the perfume formula rethinking.


Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick Number 50, Nude Thrill
Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick Number 50, Nude Thrill
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and versatile, 9 July 2016
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Although the product is described as 'Vivid Matte' this is one of the less 'in your face' shades in the range and is great for wearing everyday when you want to wear makeup but not be too obvious. It has a matte finish but not overly so and takes easily to a slick of gloss over the top. Since it's fairly neutral, it will take a wide range of top coats. It's also good to go on its own. Certainly a useful addition to the makeup bag.


Rapesco Paper Holder/Staple Remover - Pink
Rapesco Paper Holder/Staple Remover - Pink
Price: £9.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful around the office, 5 July 2016
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Useful little item. It's chunky and solid and does what it says in the description. Pink isn't everyone's favourite colour and it might well clash with some decors, but in terms of function it will hold a think sheet of A4 upright and is perfect for copy typing. Also a useful place to stack letters and stationery and notes. I don't have any need for a staple remover, but it's an added bonus.


Salter Digital Kitchen Scale, Red
Salter Digital Kitchen Scale, Red
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quick, simple, kitchen basic., 4 July 2016
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I've always used old fashioned scales with brass weights but decided to give a digital set a try. I spent yesterday morning having a baking day to give them a thorough workout. In comparison to my old scales, these seemed a bit lightweight and flimsy, but that's just a matter of getting used to them. They are lightweight, and slim and easy to store. I used a large plastic mixing bowl for the ingredients. I wasn't sure about putting my big pottery one on them. There's a 'zero' button at one side that you set to begin with and you can use it after each addition if you wish by resetting to zero. There is also a button for adaptation to either grams or ounces, which I found very useful. The display is easy to read. The scales are powered by what looks like a large watch battery that can be replaced but only time will tell how long it will last.
All in all I'm impressed. A basic does what it says, lightweight easy to use set of scales.


Brabantia Sort & Go Waste Bin, Plastic, Grey, 12 Litre
Brabantia Sort & Go Waste Bin, Plastic, Grey, 12 Litre
Offered by Harts Of Stur
Price: £17.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Well made and versatile., 29 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
As you would expect with brabantia this is well made, sturdy and versatile. We were going to use it as a compost bin, but it has actually ended up holding the mixed seed for the bird feeder! The plastic is strong and solid and it all has the sense of being sound and made to last. Fixings are supplied to attack it to the inside of a kitchen unit door, but we haven't used ours in that sort of capacity so can't comment. I did imagine that 12 litres would look a little larger, but that's my own not particularly good spatial awareness.


Post-it Index Flags 50 per Pack 25mm Yellow Ref 680-5
Post-it Index Flags 50 per Pack 25mm Yellow Ref 680-5
Offered by Hellifield Office Supplies
Price: £1.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 29 Jun. 2016
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Sticks well and basically does what it says on the packaging. I've been using it to mark places in research books and write comments. A useful addition to the stationery cupboard.


Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick Number 05, Nude Flush
Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick Number 05, Nude Flush
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Matte without being too matte., 29 Jun. 2016
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This is a creamy matte lipstick that is not too matte. It doesn't feel 'fatty' on the lips and the colour is nice and strong without being brash. You can add gloss over the top if you want. Mine lasted most of the morning before needing to reapply. I'd definitely recommend.


Charcoal Joe: The Latest Easy Rawlins Mystery: Easy Rawlins 14
Charcoal Joe: The Latest Easy Rawlins Mystery: Easy Rawlins 14
by Walter Mosley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.94

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed - excellent., 23 Jun. 2016
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Walter Mosley is one of my favourite authors and an auto-buy. His stories are always well written and page-turning with great characterisation. Charcoal Joe is one of his better ones in my opinion, even though I've enjoyed them all. I realised how good it was when I thought to myself that it had been rather short. A quick word count revealed that actually it's somewhere around the 90,000 word mark, so a good average length. I was just enjoying it so much I got to the end too soon!


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