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Cetaphil 473 ml Moisturising Lotion
Cetaphil 473 ml Moisturising Lotion
Price: £11.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Thick but not too greasy, 2 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've been using this on my hands before going to bed and am happy to recommend it.

It's slightly runnier and less oily than the Cetraben Cream I normally use, but is thicker than E45. Being on the less greasy side makes it well suited to daytime use, without risking putting oily finger marks on everything!

The dispenser looks less industrial than the Cetraben bottle, but a bit flimsier and harder to see when it's running out.


Schleich Safari Animal Rescue Truck
Schleich Safari Animal Rescue Truck
Price: £32.62

4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely but best for older children, 30 Jun. 2015
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My children have not had any Schleich toys before, and there was great excitement when this arrived, especially from my 20-month old son, who loves anything with wheels. He likes moving the truck and animals around, but is too young to be able to open the sliding crate and the tailgate of the truck. His four-year-old sisters can play with it at a slightly more sophisticated level (when they get the chance!).

The look and build-quality of the animals is amazing. They feel like they could last for several generations.

The working suspension system is a neat feature on the truck, although overall the truck feels a little less robust than I'd been expecting. My children had managed to pull the side-flaps and tailgate completely off their hinges within moments, and to demolish the crate into a pile of six separate pieces. They couldn't manage to put any of these back together again without adult help. Reassembling the crate is a challenge even for an adult, as is getting the driver in and out of the cab without the steering wheel falling off.

Although my children wouldn't notice or mind, there's something about the scale of the truck that looks a bit wrong in comparison with the animals (possibly to do with the dimensions of the wooden planks, which look too big).

Overall, this would make an excellent toy for an older child (perhaps 6 upwards), but is a bit too fragile for younger children.


Castillo de Manzanares Tempranillo Reserva 2006 Wine 75 cl (Case of 3)
Castillo de Manzanares Tempranillo Reserva 2006 Wine 75 cl (Case of 3)
Price: £24.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious, 28 Jun. 2015
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My wife and I are very much enjoying this tempranillo. It has a lovely blend of mature rioja flavours, with a lingering after-taste. Recommended.


Early Rider Alley Runner 12" Aluminium Balance Bike - 2 - 4.5 Years
Early Rider Alley Runner 12" Aluminium Balance Bike - 2 - 4.5 Years
Offered by Service Champions
Price: £129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best balance bike in the world, 28 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a top quality balance bike.

It's incredibly light (thanks to the aluminium frame) yet sturdier and more adjustable than the old wooden balance bike we own. It also looks more like a real bicycle than wooden ones do.

It's currently a bit too big for my 21 month old boy, and I'm doubtful he'll fit it at 24 months either (but then he does have quite short legs!). However his 4-year old sisters love using it, even though they now have their own pedal bikes. Their feedback is that it's much faster than the old wooden balance bike, which certainly looked to be the case, probably due to the proper bearings in the wheels.

The whole thing oozes quality, and should provide several years of service. I particularly like the feature that allows you to restrict the turning range of the handlebars, with a rubber restraining strap, to aid younger riders.

I'm struggling to find any minus points at all. The tyre valves were missing their caps, and would be easier to pump if they were bent rather than straight. The instruction booklet also contains some slightly confusing typos (a duplicate paragraph, an incorrect heading, and some non-existent washers in one of the diagrams). But these are very minor quibbles.

Overall, it's a lovely bike, which I'm quite envious of. It makes my adult touring bike look quite shabby by comparison!

Highly recommended!


Baron de Sigognac VSOP Brandy 70 cl
Baron de Sigognac VSOP Brandy 70 cl
Price: £31.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Light and fruity, 26 Jun. 2015
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This Armagnac has a delicious light, fruity flavour which I am enjoying immensely.

I like the understated bottle, compared with some of the showier Cognac bottles; here, you are paying for the drink, rather than for the packaging and marketing! It represents very good value.

Recommended.


Crocs Classic, Unisex-Child Clogs, Pepper Red, 4/5 UK Child
Crocs Classic, Unisex-Child Clogs, Pepper Red, 4/5 UK Child
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rivets causing blisters, 17 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: Crocs Kids Classic Clog (Shoes)
The length of these size 4/5 Crocs is fine for my 18 month old boy, but the sharp edges of the black plastic rivets dig in and give him blisters. I've tried covering them with duct tape, but the problem remains.

They may fit your child better, but they are not particularly wide and, for me, have proved useless.


TENVIS TH661 H.264 HD 1280 x 720P P2P Baby/Pets Real-Time Monitor, Wired + Wireless 5xZoom Pan/Tilt/ IP Camera with IR-Cut Filter for Home Security Video Recording, Plug & Play, QR Code Scan, Two-ways Audio Talk, Motion Detection, Support Maximum 32GB Micro SD Card Storage, iPhone & Android Mobile View - White
TENVIS TH661 H.264 HD 1280 x 720P P2P Baby/Pets Real-Time Monitor, Wired + Wireless 5xZoom Pan/Tilt/ IP Camera with IR-Cut Filter for Home Security Video Recording, Plug & Play, QR Code Scan, Two-ways Audio Talk, Motion Detection, Support Maximum 32GB Micro SD Card Storage, iPhone & Android Mobile View - White
Offered by GLOBALEBUY-UK
Price: £79.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID - COMPLETELY INSECURE, 14 Jun. 2015
I have had this Tenvis TH661 camera for six months now, and had been fairly pleased with it. The software isn't great, but it works pretty well overall.

HOWEVER, I have just found out that this camera is completely insecure. For the last six months, anybody on the Internet could have been looking into my children's bedroom. I am very cross about this.

Although the web interface prompts for a password, there is absolutely no password protection on the underlying video data (the RTP stream on port 554). It is easy to access the video stream from this camera without needing to know the user name or password. The camera can even be commanded to rotate without needing the password.

The only way to be safe using this camera would be to ensure that your Internet router is locked down so that nobody can reach this camera from outside your house (i.e. over the Internet). UPnP should be turned off on your router to make sure the camera doesn't try to open up ports to the outside world.

I cannot possibly now recommend this camera.

Hardware version V12.10
Software version V0.12.3.4

GLOBALEBUY-UK sent me one of these cameras to review.


Tenvis TH661 HD-720P H.264 Wireless Network WIFI IR Night Vision CCTV IP Camera, P2P Function, 2-way Audio, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Control, Baby/Pet Monitor, Smart Phone Remote View - Black
Tenvis TH661 HD-720P H.264 Wireless Network WIFI IR Night Vision CCTV IP Camera, P2P Function, 2-way Audio, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Control, Baby/Pet Monitor, Smart Phone Remote View - Black
Offered by GLOBALEBUY-UK
Price: £79.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID -- COMPLETELY INSECURE, 14 Jun. 2015
I have had this Tenvis TH661 camera for six months now, and had been fairly pleased with it. The software isn't great, but it works pretty well overall.

HOWEVER, I have just found out that this camera is completely insecure. For the last six months, anybody on the Internet could have been looking into my children's bedroom. I am very cross about this.

Although the web interface prompts for a password, there is absolutely no password protection on the underlying video data (the RTP stream on port 554). It is easy to access the video stream from this camera without needing to know the user name or password. The camera can even be commanded to rotate without needing the password.

The only way to be safe using this camera would be to ensure that your Internet router is locked down so that nobody can reach this camera from outside your house (i.e. over the Internet). UPnP should be turned off on your router to make sure the camera doesn't try to open up ports to the outside world.

I cannot possibly now recommend this camera.

Hardware version V12.10
Software version V0.12.3.4

GLOBALEBUY-UK sent me one of these cameras to review.


Taylors of Harrogate Espresso Coffee Capsules Nespresso Compatible Colombian Huila (Pack of 6, Total 60 Capsules)
Taylors of Harrogate Espresso Coffee Capsules Nespresso Compatible Colombian Huila (Pack of 6, Total 60 Capsules)
Price: £17.36

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best fake Nespresso capsules, 3 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Having tried a number of different unofficial Nespresso capsules, these are definitely the best, both for taste and packaging. I think they are slightly nicer and more consistent than the Taylors Kenyan capsules.

Taste-wise, these are fairly strong, and quite similar to Nespresso's Arpeggio capsules, which I normally drink. They are very pleasant.

Because Taylors have managed to make the capsules air-tight (just like the official Nespresso ones), they haven't needed to seal each capsule in an outer wrapper, like some of the other clones do. This means less waste and more efficient storage, which I'm very pleased about. The plastic capsules are, however, less pleasing to touch and look at than the aluminium ones from Nespresso, and I doubt they are recyclable.

I imagine a key factor for many people will be whether these provide better value than the official Nespresso capsules. At the time of writing (3 June 2015), these are 30p/capsule, compared with 29p/capsule for Nespresso's Arpeggio. I am rather surprised by this, but it could well change in future.


Aqua Sphere Seal Kid 2 Goggle - Pink frame - Clear Lens
Aqua Sphere Seal Kid 2 Goggle - Pink frame - Clear Lens
Price: £11.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't fit nose. Zoggs better., 2 Jun. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
These goggles are nicely made and the easy strap adjustment is excellent. My problem with them, however, is that they fail to seal properly round the nose on any of my children. The nose cut-out is simply too narrow and inflexible.

I have now bought a Zoggs Phantom Kids Mask instead, which uses a softer seal material and fits perfectly (it even sticks to my adult face too).

Different people clearly have different shaped faces, but for our family, at least, these Aqua Sphere goggles were a failure. The Zoggs ones were much better.


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