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Corel PaintShop Pro X6 (PC)
Corel PaintShop Pro X6 (PC)
Offered by ToysElite
Price: £34.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not worth upgrading from PSP X5 (but good nonetheless), 28 Oct. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Suggest you use the free download to try it (from their website). If and when you want to buy it, buy a license from Amazon or their official site; whoever is cheaper or just more convenient at the time.

It's a fair package. Not quite like the old days when it was run by JASC.


The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook
The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook
by Vicky Chapman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £30.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reviews the evidence, 21 Sept. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It challenges practice and guidelines which are biased or based on poor evidence. THE book for midwifery students and already qualified midwives.


Braun CoolTec CT2cc Wet and Dry Electric Foil Shaver with Clean and Charge Station
Braun CoolTec CT2cc Wet and Dry Electric Foil Shaver with Clean and Charge Station
Price: £132.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Has potential; not there yet, 21 Sept. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The shaver itself is fat. It's bulky; not particularly heavy, per se. Considering how often you need to go over areas again-and-again, it's not comfortable to hold for long periods.

+ The "CoolTec" cooling works very well for me - it no longer stings. (it's kind of like dragging on ice cube around your face and it lifts some of the hair) .

+ Despite its annoyances, I do like the results of the automated cleaning. I tend to run it every other day to keeps costs down.

£ Just so you know: the clean and renew comes with an ongoing cost as you need to stock up on replacement cartridges. And the shave is not that close so you might want to have a wet shave with an actual blade, maybe once a week or so.

On balance - for me it's worth it!

- Sometimes the device is still dripping wet the next morning (following a clean)

Minor concern: the noise from the cleaning unit is a little distracting but I suppose it's only for like 5 mins at a time.


VANGUARD Alta+ 233AP Aluminium Tripod with PH-22 Pan Head
VANGUARD Alta+ 233AP Aluminium Tripod with PH-22 Pan Head

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, 13 Sept. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Surprisingly lightweight and easy to handle. It's a bit stiff and this is a problem when shooting video as panning is jerky, and noisy.
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Orthodontic Retainers and Removable Appliances: Principles of Design and Use
Orthodontic Retainers and Removable Appliances: Principles of Design and Use
by Friedy Luther
Edition: Paperback
Price: £47.45

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magazine style-layout and full colour photos and diagrams, 4 Sept. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This orthodontics design book is unique as it ISN'T immediately intimidating. HALLELUJAH!

I like the magazine-style 2-column layout, and the ratio of whitespace. It's so much easier on the eyes. It makes it easier to read and navigate.

The colour photographs, illustrations diagrams are first class and they really make this book.

Chapter 6 seems like excellent revision and the kind of thing that would come up in Oskeys (OSCII?) tests. Photographs of patients, including children, taken from the side + from the front and intra-oral photos. Case studies and stuff..
- For example, there's one of a girl with "buck teeth" (to use the lay term - LOL) and her front incisors remind me of Bugs Bunny. Anyway, she's worried about her appearance and the case-study question asks you to consider how she might be treated.

(I would especially recommend this text if you are studying at Leeds, because of the background of the author. She was formerly Editor in Chief for the Journal of Orthodontics, so I'm especially impressed that she is able to write in language that isn't loaded with impenetrable jargon. It must be hard for authors like that to resist the temptation.)


The Handbook of Slogans
The Handbook of Slogans
by Lionel Salem
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Uninteresting and misleading, 27 Aug. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This appears to be an index of advertising slogans like

"WKD - Have you got a WKD side? (Apparently WKD is sometimes pronounced 'wicked')"

With this sort of insight, I have to ask: is this book is a joke?


Bonsoy Organic Milk 1 Litre (Pack of 6)
Bonsoy Organic Milk 1 Litre (Pack of 6)
Price: £19.14

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indistinguishable taste from milk, 27 Aug. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
To my surprise, this totally tastes like a real milk. It's useful as you can store it in a cupboard until it's opened, so it won't go off in a hurry.

Note my rating does not factor in the packaging and documentation, which were lacking in the promotional carton that I received.


Medical Disorders in Pregnancy: A Manual for Midwives
Medical Disorders in Pregnancy: A Manual for Midwives
by S. Elizabeth Robson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £31.04

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good midwives' text, 26 Aug. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
(I'm not a midwife, so I'm not sure how useful my opinions are.)

It's written by authors who know the field well - a consultant at the Newcastle RVI and the principal midwifery lecturer at De Montefort University.
Seems like essential reading to help maintain safe care, and prevent deaths.

Highlights

+ Glossary
+ Easy to read and navigate
+ Organised, clear chapters
+ Useful tables.

+ New references - placed at the end of each chapter.

Cons
- Heavy
- Not full colour (it's purple and black ink) : but excellent value at £34


Elle Macpherson The Body by Homedics Rotating Dry Brush
Elle Macpherson The Body by Homedics Rotating Dry Brush
Price: £17.69

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's a bit crap, 18 Aug. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The harsh bristles cause skin reddening and discomfort. I really think this is poor value and frankly disappointing at £26.


Rotring 1904443 600 Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 mm - Black
Rotring 1904443 600 Mechanical Pencil, 0.5 mm - Black
Price: £18.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It’s quite heavy, and potentially a lethal weapon?, 13 Aug. 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It’s all metal, meaning it’s heavy. It’s solid alright.

I like the grip.

(I’ll add some close-up video so you can see..)


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