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Panasonic Overhead Stereo Headphone - Black
Panasonic Overhead Stereo Headphone - Black
Price: £24.99

3.0 out of 5 stars No cushioning over the head, 26 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
There is a permanently attached lead with a 3.5 stereo plug on the end. The cord length is 1.2 m. Non-Bluetooth. The box says they are compatible with iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Windows phone, excluding Nokia, ZTE.

There is no cushioning over the head so ok for brief calls but not so comfy for listening to music over the long haul.

Pros:
Excellent sound quality
Look well made
Portable – they fold up flat-wise rather than on top of each other.
Lightweight
Noodle style cable
Adjustable around the head
Switch on the lead to take calls.

Cons:
A little bit plasticky.
No cushioning at all over the head.


LoveHome Memory Foam Bed Pillow - Removable Hypoallergenic Bamboo Cover--Standard (Standard) (23.6''*15.7''*5'')
LoveHome Memory Foam Bed Pillow - Removable Hypoallergenic Bamboo Cover--Standard (Standard) (23.6''*15.7''*5'')
Offered by LoveHome
Price: £69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Soft and comfy, 25 July 2016
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I have tried quite a few pillows in my time. I'm a fan of memory foam. The advantages to this one is that it doesn't have that distinctive memory foam smell (at least mine didn't) and it is soft to the touch so you don't have to 'break it in'. It might not be suitable if you are looking for something firm but it is soft and cosy if you want a comfortable pillow.
The cover is a soft, nice quality bamboo cover which you can remove and which is washable.
The pillow fits a standard housewife pillowcase.
The memory foam itself has a stockingette cover.
All in all, I would say this is a well-made, comfy and serviceable pillow.
I was sent this free of charge by the manufacturer in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I can recommend it.


Magicdo® 24 Pcs Colored Pencil set for Adults, Artists, Kids Coloring Books, Drawing, Sketching Colour Pencils with Durable Pencil Case, Best Colored Pencil Sketch, Art Supplies, Color Pencil (24 Pcs)
Magicdo® 24 Pcs Colored Pencil set for Adults, Artists, Kids Coloring Books, Drawing, Sketching Colour Pencils with Durable Pencil Case, Best Colored Pencil Sketch, Art Supplies, Color Pencil (24 Pcs)
Offered by Magicdeco
Price: £6.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Good selection of colours, 25 July 2016
These pencils come in an attractive green tube. The tube is handy to store them in and keeps them protected from possible breakage.There is a good selection of twenty-four colours. These are great for children but also good for adults. The colours are bright and give good coverage over various types of paper.

Of course, if you want to keep your coloured pencils in good shape, be careful never to drop them because this has the effect of breaking the 'lead' inside.

I was sent these at a reduced cost by the manufacturer in exchange for my unbiased opinion.


BUREI® Men's Day and Date Display Automatic Rose Golden Waterproof Watch Wristwatch with Calfskin Leather Strap
BUREI® Men's Day and Date Display Automatic Rose Golden Waterproof Watch Wristwatch with Calfskin Leather Strap
Offered by Moreshine Store
Price: £109.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Attractive looking watch, 25 July 2016
This is a very attractive large dial men's automatic wristwatch. It's what I call a kinetic watch which means that it winds itself as you move your wrist. But you can also wind it using the wind. Of course, if you don't wear or wind every day you will need to reset the time and the date when you do wear it. But the upside is that there are no batteries to replace.

Because it is kinetic, it has a quite tick. It keeps good time. It comes in a very attractive presentation box with gift bag and instructions, should you need them, and would make a nice gift.

It comes with a very attractive rose gold Coloured stainless steel bezel. It comes with a large dark brown face and rose gold roman numerals. At the top it is logoed Burei. It has a sweeping second hand which I very much like the look of and it shows the day and the date.

The strap is black leather and quite substantial. It is labelled on the inside genuine leather nicely stitched and has a hide like pattern along the front. The buckle is substantial and metal and also logoed Burei.
The back is labelled as water resistant to 50 meters and is stainless steel. It is actually see-through so you can at a glance see if the mechanism is moving or not.

I really do love the look of this watch. I was sent this by the supplier in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I can recommend it.


Tenrai 6 Pc. Eco-Friendly Bamboo and Silicone Kitchen Utensil Set, Black
Tenrai 6 Pc. Eco-Friendly Bamboo and Silicone Kitchen Utensil Set, Black
Offered by Tianlei
Price: £45.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and sturdy – hand wash only, 25 July 2016
This is a sturdy little kitchen set. I say little because the fish slice and the slotted spoon is a shade smaller than regular size. The slotted spoon, for example is just over a foot long. The set comes nicely boxed so it would make a good present.

It comprises everything you need: a slotted spoon, a pasta spoon, a ladle, fish slice and non-slotted spoon and a spatula.

Their handles are described as bamboo and they are actual proper bamboo wood. The implements are sturdy, attractive and logoed on the front. I must say that I like the feel of the wooden bamboo handle whilst cooking. There is a hole drilled at the top so you can hang them up, although if you want to hang them on a thick hook you may have to put a cord through the hole to hang them.

The silicon ends are securely attached to the bamboo handles. The box also says that the silicone is reinforced with a nylon core and high gauge steel.

The silicon is great for not scraping your nonstick cookware. It washes up well with just a rinse under the tap. The set is comfortable to use.

Please note – the box states that the bamboo handles are not suitable for use in the dishwasher.

Because of the compact nature of this little set it would be ideal for somebody with limited space or a student kitchen. It's nice to use, looks stylish and doesn't take up too much space.

I was sent this set by the manufacturer in exchange for my unbiased opinion and if you are in the market for a stylish little utensil set this could be a good option and would make a nice gift.
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BISSELL 1664A Molded Easy Vac Bagless Cylinder Vacuum, 2 Litre
BISSELL 1664A Molded Easy Vac Bagless Cylinder Vacuum, 2 Litre
Price: £49.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Mini size great on stairs, 24 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is quite a diminutive little thing. It's fairly lightweight, weighing in at just over 3 kg. The mini dust canister holds 2 L. But if you empty the canister every time like I do – this isn't a problem.

The attachments comprise the hose, the extension ones×2, the two in one crevice tool and the floor tool. The cord rewinds automatically. This is Bagley so you simply take off the dust container and empty it. There are two filters both can be rinsed in water and there are no extra parts to buy. There is also a filter over the motor which is also washable.

This isn't going to replace your regular hoover unless you live in a tiny flat. That said, it is ideal for somebody with only a small area to vacuum or somewhere like a student flat. It's also really good on stairs.


Lilliput Lane "Christmas At The Inn" Cottage
Lilliput Lane "Christmas At The Inn" Cottage
Offered by Esther Louise Gifts
Price: £53.98

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cottage Industry, 24 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Lilliput Lane ornaments are hand-painted and made in Britain, more specifically Dumfriesshire Scotland. The instruction leaflet is hidden right at the base of the box so you need to unpack everything to find it. This advises how to clean the model. Mine was painted by Una.

This Christmas decoration Measures approximately 12 x 10 cm and it is around 10 cm high. It lights up! You can install batteries – it takes three AAA. There is a socket so you can plug it in if you have an adapter of not more than 4.5 V. The adapter is not supplied. The front downstairs window lights up and there are two more bulbs, one outside the back door on the left and the other behind the mail cart.

You could place this as a centrepiece because it is viewable from all four angles. The front features a Christmas tree and both the Christmas tree and the wreath on the door have a slightly glittery effect. Outside is a horse-drawn mail cart. The snow on the roof does look really quite realistic.

There is an element of fragility to it. If you dropped it, I would imagine that the horse and the chimneys would break off -- so not one to put within reach of children.

I'm always happy to support British-based cottage industries.


Regrowz Natural Hair Loss Remedy for 6 Months
Regrowz Natural Hair Loss Remedy for 6 Months
Price: £148.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In the process of testing, 23 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It's difficult to rate this effectiveness having only just started using it but I will give you an idea of the product. I am in my early 50s with no more than a receding widow's peak. It claims to be 100% natural ingredients.The boxes labelled as containing Scalp Stimulant and Restoration Serum.Sounds vaguely historical.

The ingredients of the serum include: coconut oil, Curry tree extract, camellia extract, Indian gooseberry, lemon, aloe vera, sesame seed oil, onion oil, fenugreek, berberis hawthorn, rose, Indian arm and, just this year, dodder, cumin and basil. I couldn't put my finger on the smell of the serum at first but now i have it: putty :-). It's not unpleasant – unless you have to be a glazier.

The active ingredient in the scalp stimulant appears to be extract of onion in a glycerin base. Fortunately this is confined with a deodorising agent. The scalp stimulant smells relatively pleasant with the merest hint of its origins.

In the box are two products, a 25 mL tube of restoration serum and a 25 mL roll-on of scalp stimulant.

The box states that clinical studies have shown a minimum 16% reduction in targeted bald areas over a period of three months. However, it doesn't give any details as to how large the trial was. It does state that users who are younger with small areas of baldness are likely to experience better results sooner.

You apply the scalp stimulant with the rollerball and massage it in. After half an hour you then apply the serum. Massaging it for a minute. The serum is applied every other day in the evening before going to sleep. There is some suggestion there may be some discolouration to pillows which you may need to protect. In the morning you need to wash off the serum with a mild shampoo.

It is suggested that you should see results in the form of fine hair growth within the first thirty days of applying the product. And there should be a noticeable improvement after three months of use. It suggests continuing the use so that the hair loss does not revert back.

The instructions suggest that a 25 mL tube of the restoring serum should last one month.

It states that there are no contraindications for use but that you should not use the serum if the cause of the hair loss is unknown, you have broken or sensitive skin, you are suffering from sunburn or psoriasis or you're using any other medication to treat scalp complaints.

This appears to be a pleasant product and I'm a little sceptical as to how effective a combination of oils along with extract of onion will be in restoring hair growth but it will be interesting to find out.


Sealy Select Balance Pillow Protector, White
Sealy Select Balance Pillow Protector, White
Price: £18.13

4.0 out of 5 stars Give good protection for non-washable pillows., 23 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
You get two in this pack. They are zipped at the end and labelled as 100% polyester with a 100% polypropylene filling. They are washable at 40°..They are labelled as hypoallergenic with a two-year guarantee. They come in a nice little plastic presentation pack. They are very nicely stitched and look good quality.

The padding isn't hugely thick. I'm not sure it really makes that much difference comfort-wise if you're hoping that it will soften a firm pillow, I don't think it will. There's probably not much more padding in this than a regular pillow sham.. However they look as if they will protect your pillow from staining. This would be especially useful if you happen to have a non-washable pillow

My only qualm is that I would have preferred them to be cotton but possibly polyester repel stains better and will launder more easily.


Sleep Mask ANKOVO Natural Silk Eye Mask for Light Sleeper,Women,Men,Kids Super Smooth Blindfold for Travel,Shift Work,Meditation
Sleep Mask ANKOVO Natural Silk Eye Mask for Light Sleeper,Women,Men,Kids Super Smooth Blindfold for Travel,Shift Work,Meditation
Offered by MeiJi
Price: £25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars If I could give it more stars, I would., 22 July 2016
I've tried easily half a dozen of these type of sleep masks. I wear one every night.I prefer silk because it is cool in summer and warm in winter is lightweight absorbent and never irritates my eyes or skin.I can confirm that this one is genuine silk.
It has a layer of padding inside and I can absolutely guarantee you cannot see through it. It doesn't have a nose flap at the bottom to block out any lower light that you don't really need it, unless you are trying to sleep in the sunlight, because it's a large size.
It is fully elasticated and adjustable which means it will fit anyone's head.
It's nicely made and well stitched together and is good quality. It's washable at 30°. There is no odour sometimes associated with silk.
The unique thing about this mask is it is so very well priced at £5.99 at time of writing. To be honest, for this price I was expecting something a little smaller or in some way substandard but nothing about the quality or size, or materials is compromised.

I was sent this by the manufacturer at a discount rate in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I can honestly say that you will not be disappointed.
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