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Great Ideas Pink Windproof Umbrella - Storm Weather Resistant Wind Proof Ladies' Umbrella
Great Ideas Pink Windproof Umbrella - Storm Weather Resistant Wind Proof Ladies' Umbrella
Offered by Great Ideas By Post
Price: £9.95

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose, 22 Jun. 2013
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This umbrella is made to a brilliantly innovative design. All canopies should be made like this as rain rarely comes without wind to blow it. Unfortunately the stem and the automatic mechanism are flimsy and unable to withstand the lightest of gusts. Within a few months and only a handful of uses, the fixing cap on top of the canopy sheared off, allowing the shaft to completely pass through the canopy, rendering the whole thing impossible to fold down, and leaving it entirely unrepairable. What a pity the manufacturer uses such cheap materials for what would otherwise have been intelligent design. At the price it costs, I'd expect far better quality and longevity.


100ml Night Repair Cream
100ml Night Repair Cream

4.0 out of 5 stars A touch of patchouli at bedtime, 22 Jun. 2013
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After a long day's work followed by a bath or shower, the skin on my face often feels uncomfortably tight and dry. This cream is a gentle and natural way to replace the flexibility and I always feel 100% better after gently massaging a little onto my face and neck. The warm undertones of patchouli oil are not overpowering at all, although if this is a scent you really detest, then avoid this cream. I'd give it 5 stars if the container was the pump action, but I couldn't find any way of choosing this when I placed my order. It is unhygienic to put your fingers into a pot (like the ladies did on the adverts of old), so I tip up the pot and roll a tiny blob out onto the back of my other hand ready to apply. I'd much rather pump the required amount though, as the tipping method is a bit hit and miss on volume dispensed!


Shea Butter Unrefined Certified Organic - 100% Pure - 500g
Shea Butter Unrefined Certified Organic - 100% Pure - 500g
Offered by Naissance
Price: £7.39

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'd never guess I was a decorator..., 22 Jun. 2013
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Shea butter is the richest emollient you will ever find that isn't greasy. I massage it onto my legs and arms after a shower or bath and on my hands every night. Bearing in mind that as a busy mum, the wrong side of 40, who also works as a decorator, you may imagine my hands to be wrinkled and dry. Well they were! I couldn't use most hand creams as the fragrance stayed on long after the effects wore off and that's not ideal for anyone who prepares food. Also, I only use natural products that won't contribute to the modern day toxic chemical overload with all the chronic health problems that go with it, so the products available to me were slightly limited. Being so inexpensive, I figured it was worth trying the raw, organic butter which forms the base of many quality skin creams. I use a little ice cream spoon (the sort that comes in the lid of a mini tub at the theatre) to shave a curl off the block to apply thinly. If you take a chunk out you will find it difficult to spread, even between warm hands. Less is definitely more and you can always add extra, but if you slather on a big blob you'll find yourself reaching for the kitchen roll to wipe it back off... thinly spread, the butter will absorb right down into the layers of your skin making it softer and more supple, and with little more than a mild, unobtrusive earthy/woody scent.


It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes that Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great
It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes that Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great
by Gwyneth Paltrow
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even the book looks and smells good!, 22 Jun. 2013
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There are loads of delicious recipes which include some top notch ingredients for great nutrition. The book is laid out with lots of white space and photos of Gwyneth looking gorgeous and healthy; personally I'd have preferred the space being used for some step by step photos of the recipes being created. It is written in American English so you'd better be sure you know, for example, what 'cups' measure up at and what a 'broiler' is! The back of the book contains weekly menu plans for you to use which are geared up to specific requirements like 'detox', 'body-builder', 'family-friendly' and 'vegan'. If you don't have a good wholefood store nearby, most of the more unusual ingredients are available online. For the most part, my family have found the recipes enticing and delicious, although I wouldn't dream of buying Turkey Bacon (too processed) or palm oil (too rainforest-destructive) when you can buy fresh bird meats and coconut oil instead. Come on Gwyneth, you only need to try a little harder to get the full 5 stars!


Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade) 300g tub
Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade) 300g tub
Offered by Holistic Detox Ltd
Price: £7.50

14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'must-have' for the new flea season!, 18 April 2013
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I have 2 cats and 2 dogs so every year need to stop the inevitable plague of insects. One of my cats has multiple allergies and cannot stand chemical treatments. At last I have found the answer. A teaspoon of earth stroked carefully down the spine of each pet and gently stroked in until absorbed by the fur has completely stopped all flea activity. The cats will lick it off eventually which is why the food grade earth is perfect. Half a teaspoon added to the dogs' food each day means they get a dose too. The silica content has worked wonders for their coats and I am reliably informed that this small oral dose will also keep them free of worms and other parasites. Brilliant results, cost effective, easy to use, highly recommend to all pet owners and as a bonus you can take some yourself to keep your gut, hair and nails in tip top condition too!


1 x Roller blind repair & replacement kit by Swish.
1 x Roller blind repair & replacement kit by Swish.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for blackout blinds, 18 April 2013
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This replacement fixings kit was very simple to fit and saved wasting a perfectly good roller blind after its roller sprockets had worn out. Unfortunately, the kit is more chunky in profile than the original which meant the blind needed re-trimming in order to fit back into the window recess. The blind now lets a lot more light in around the edges which rather hinders its effectiveness as a blackout! If the blind was fitted on the wall in front of the window, or was situated in a kitchen or living room where light reduction is not a problem, the kit would be fine. One other minor niggle is that unlike the original fixings, the screw holes are not holes, just indents to screw through... I'd recommend poking the holes through with a bradawl before trying to whiz screws in, as the plastic is tougher than it looks and the screws provided don't bite quick enough to stop flying away!


50mm wide silver glass bead reflective tape
50mm wide silver glass bead reflective tape
Offered by Hivizextras
Price: £0.89

47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Literally brilliant!, 13 Oct. 2012
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I have two black greyhounds with two black raincoats... after dusk they practically vanish! In order to make winter walkies much safer I bought a few metres of this tape to STITCH on to their raincoat belt straps. I emphasise 'stitch' as the one review I read on this product said they had stuck it on. This product is the non-adhesive version. Having tried an adhesive reflective tape in the past I found that it peeled off when washed and generally rubbed away leaving high viz sparkles glued to carpets and anything it got washed with. This product is much more sturdy and will tolerate both washing and being hand or machine stitched without fraying. Although in daylight the tape appears simply light grey, it catches the light at night (especially car headlights) amazingly well, and does a superb job of improving visibility from quite a distance. I would highly recommend this product for stitching to dog accessories, kids' winter coats, cyclists' clothing or bikes etc. It is also stiff enough to stitch to itself, if you wanted to make arm bands for instance. As a driver, I am often horrified by the lack of awareness that pedestrians, cyclists and dog walkers have over their own visibility. With this product you can 'Be safe- Be seen' with ease.
Finally, just to clarify the ordering procedure, the unit of selling is in 1 metre lengths, but if you order more as I did, it comes on one continuous roll so you can cut it as needed, without any waste.
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Mikki Training Deluxe Treat Bag
Mikki Training Deluxe Treat Bag
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy and hygienic., 20 Sept. 2012
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This treat pouch has a removable nylon liner held in place by 4 press studs, which make it really easy to wash out and the fabric is quick to dry. There is a fully adjustable click fix belt which measures from 52" fully extended down to about 26" and so is suitable for virtually all size humans! The click buckle is about 1.5" wide so will go through most trouser or jeans belt loops.
I would highly recommend this product when training your dog as you can have the lead in one hand and have full access to treats (which must always be given promptly for maximum effect) with your other hand. The net pouch on the front is stretchy and an adequate size to carry a few doggy doo bags and/or your training whistle etc.


CLIX LONG LINE 5M
CLIX LONG LINE 5M
Price: £6.49

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good length to start with, 20 Sept. 2012
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This review is from: CLIX LONG LINE 5M (Misc.)
Working on recall for my retired racing greyhound, I found the longer version was too long to start training with as it gave her enough to get up way too much speed! This 5m version is ideal to start with commands like 'wait' or 'stay', then named recall for the final treat... a piece of Brie which is my secret weapon!
Greyhounds are notoriously independently minded, so having the lead keeps her focused on me, rather than a squirrel she has probably spotted half a mile away. The lead material is smooth enough not to cause friction burns as you let it out, it is also very strong and easy to clean. The only reason this product does not get 5 stars from me is the lack of a stitched loop for a handle, without this to slip over my wrist I am always having to grip extra hard to make sure it doesn't slip away.


Prestige Road Refresher Non Spill Pet Water Bowl, L, Grey
Prestige Road Refresher Non Spill Pet Water Bowl, L, Grey
Price: £10.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Save the slobber!, 21 April 2012
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My greyhound used to make quite a slick across the floor with her messy gulping, but now we are spared the constant mopping with the fabulous Road Refresher! I keep one in the car and one in the house with the inner float surface left out. Leaving the inner float out means my dog can drink more quickly at home and makes the washing up super quick, but still allows for the black top ring to do its anti-slop work! Keeping the dog's mouth in the centre of the drinking bowl reduces to a minimum any drips that escape from the back of the mouth of your longer nosed breed. Of course, in the car, the inner float stops any splashes; in fact, we were recently involved in a serious collision, during which the velcro base stickers held the bowl in place preventing further injury as a potential flying object and virtually no water escaped at all. Brilliant!


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