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Remington MPT3800 Detail Trimmer
Remington MPT3800 Detail Trimmer
Offered by Ukdapper
Price: 16.84

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good unisex trimmer., 5 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It's not immediately obvious from the product listing on Amazon, but from the actual packaging it's clear that Remington are marketing this product at the ladies. Once free of the packaging though, the good news is that this is a great little unisex trimmer. Powered by a single AAA battery (supplied), the MPT3800 comes with an eyebrow attachment that has two lengths and features a flexible head with a long and short trimming edge and a built in light to help throw some light on the subject. It's a very slim and light product, that feels a little plasticky - it's easy to open the battery compartment when you take the cap off and the switch that actually turns the product on is a bit of a fiddle. The important thing is that its a trimmer that trims really well - and frankly I've had a couple that don't. I quickly and comfortably got rid of those little bits of untidy hair at the back of the neck and a couple of stray eyebrow hairs. It doesn't come with the nose and ear attachment that some of these trimmers come with, but still I found it perfectly suitable for those tasks too.


Pampers Fresh Clean Wipes - 12 x Packs of 64 (768 Wipes)
Pampers Fresh Clean Wipes - 12 x Packs of 64 (768 Wipes)
Price: 17.88

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary Wipes., 31 Mar 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I was on the verge of running out of wipes the other day and quickly ran to the supermarket to buy some more whilst I waited for my Amazon delivery to arrive. Two things became quickly apparent: 1. baby wipes can be really expensive in the supermarket when there's not a "deal" on and 2. Supermarket own brand wipes are really nasty when you compare them to wipes of this quality. The supermarket wipes were thin and very dry, where as these Pampers wipes are moist, soft and thick - and as a result you actually use less of them. What's more I ended up paying MORE per wipe for the supermarket wipes than the superior Pampers wipes in this giga box. Lesson learnt. Don't run out! Stock up - you'll always use them.


Revell Control XS Nano Quad Micro Quadrocopter (White)
Revell Control XS Nano Quad Micro Quadrocopter (White)
Price: 31.54

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An impressive little flyer!, 31 Mar 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This Nano Quadrocopter really is small - If I make a "zero" shape by pressing my thumb to my forefinger, it's roughly the same size. The remote control unit takes two AAA batteries (not supplied) and the main copter has a small on-board battery that charges via the supplied USB cable. It takes about 40 minutes to create a 5 min charge. There was enough charge already in the copter to have a little play with it straight out of the box, and it impressed straight away. I clumsily pushed the altitude adjustment right up to the top and the thing shot off my desk at work with such speed that I swore and nearly fell of my chair! In the air it buzzes like a mosquito and the flashing lights at its front and rear look really cool. In a large open-planned office it got pretty much everyone's attention. One of my colleagues dashed over straight away. He obviously had some flying experience with a similar product and treated us all to a flying display, the like of which you'd be amazed by - flying through doorways and over peoples head some fifteen or twenty feet away. Two things became pretty obvious. A. This is much better than most of the small helicopters you come across, it's very maneuverable and stable in flight. B. It might take you a little practice to get used to it! It was awesome flying it in a large open office, but quickly got pretty frustrating in a smaller confined space, as I bounced it off walls and ceilings. The rotor blades pop on and off easily - which is better than them breaking - and a spare set is supplied. Overall I would say this Quadrocopter is excellent fun, but I think it's definitely more of a grown up "executive" toy than a kids toy.


Wonderwise: My Body, Your Body: A book about human and animal bodies
Wonderwise: My Body, Your Body: A book about human and animal bodies
by Mick Manning
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.12

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Body, Your Body, 25 Feb 2014
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My Body, Your Body is a book designed to make children think about their bodies and their senses and how they compare to other animals It's a book that will engage children by asking them questions and rewarding them with fun facts like "Guess what your biggest muscle is". The answer is your bottom! The illustrations are bright and the text is laid out in fun bite sized facts such as, "Crickets have their ears in their knees!" and "An elephants trunk is both it's nose and it's top lip!". Each double page spread is about a different part of the body from "Take a big sniff!" to "Tickle your ribs". It's the sort of book that works best when you take time to ask your children questions and explore the themes of the book together in your own way. There's even a guide at the front that covers how you might like to go about this and further related activities at the back


Christopher's Bicycle (Christopher Nibble)
Christopher's Bicycle (Christopher Nibble)
by Charlotte Middleton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.55

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recycled Bicycle Fun., 25 Feb 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Christopher Nibble is a Guinea Pig. One day his Mum and Dad fix up an old bicycle for him - a recycled bicycle if you will, and this makes Christopher think; what else can he recycle? Christopher gets old newspapers from the library and stale bread from the bakers and together with his friends he turns old newspapers into bags and stale bread into bird feeders. It's a great subject and told in a lively and modern way (Christopher's friend Posie searches for recycling ideas on the internet with her tablet) but it's the traditional collage-style illustrations (not dissimilar to Charlie and Lola) that make the book a success. A nice bedtime story for a five year old boy or girl.


Case Logic Snap View Folio for 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab - Black
Case Logic Snap View Folio for 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab - Black
Price: 34.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Samsung Tab 3 7" Case, 2 Jan 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A really attractive case for the 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab version 3 - a fact that could and should be made much clearer in the items description. The combination of the molded plastic back shell and the stylish charcoal material front cover completely protects the tablet without adding bulk and also incorporates a three position viewing stand. The plastic shell has cut always at the side to give access to the USB connector and controls, as well as the rear facing camera. It's a really nice quality, attractive case that is made to look rather unfortunately expensive by the recent discounts available on the Tab 3 tablet itself.


Philips Disney Plastic Micro Planes with White
Philips Disney Plastic Micro Planes with White
Price: 33.71

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A sweet little thing that seems a lot of money for what it is, 2 Jan 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This small single spot is basically a high lighter or mood lamp for a child's room - it's too bright for a night light and not bright enough for a main light. It's a cute looking thing which has been colourfully artworked with details from the Disney Planes movie. It's low voltage, doesn't get hot and simple to use - just run your finger down the touch strip to change the lights hue from a pallet of 64 colours OR hold down on the strip for a few seconds and the light will cycle through the different colours for you. To be honest, it's a sweet little thing that seems a lot of money for what it is - the Disney Cars version is currently nearly half the price.


Raymond Blanc by Anolon Professional Hard Anodised 5-Piece Cookware Set - Black (Set of 5)
Raymond Blanc by Anolon Professional Hard Anodised 5-Piece Cookware Set - Black (Set of 5)
Price: 112.52

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heat up quickly and evenly. Genuinely non stick, 2 Jan 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A really nice five-piece set of hard anodised pans that includes a good sized frying pan, a milk pan and three saucepans with glass lids. The largest pan has a useful extra handle on the side which makes moving and draining it much easier - especially if it's full of something heavy like spuds. There's a lot of fancy technology gone into the coatings on these pans, but in layman's terms, I can tell you that they heat up quickly and evenly and it's virtually impossible to get anything to stick to them - which makes washing them a doddle. On the subject of washing, the guidance says you can put them through the dishwasher, but I never do this with coated pans and I only ever use a soft white scourer when absolutely necessary. These are really good quality pans that come with a lifetime guarantee for peace of mind and my only niggles are all fairly minor: I'm no Rayman Blanc, but I do find vent holes in the lid useful. Also the metal handles on the lids can get pretty hot and I often have to grab a cloth even to simply lift the lid and give something a stir.


Prestige 75 Year Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 4-Piece - Silver
Prestige 75 Year Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 4-Piece - Silver
Price: 57.96

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality cooks pans, 17 Dec 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These Prestige branded pans from Meyer - who are also responsible for other quality cookware brands like Analon and Circulon - are a real traditional set of stainless steel cooks pans with a classic design and good quality feel. Because they are stainless steel they're good for all types of hobs including induction hobs. Induction hobs use a magnetic field to cook with and are quite different to ceramic hobs like mine - I looked this up out of curiosity. Included in the set you've got a milk pan - a great small pan for boiling eggs, two saucepans with glass lids and quite a versatile deep frying pan - which is good for stir-fry type dishes. The pans have got quite heavy bottoms and they they heat evenly and hold onto their heat well - great for making sauces. The handles feel a little plasticky but they're long and easy to grip - even with both hands. The pans are all oven safe and come with a 10 year warranty. I like the traditional design and the robust feel of them - no fancy coatings that you're worried about scratching off - just decent well designed pans for people that enjoy cooking.


Vanish Powerpowder 650 g
Vanish Powerpowder 650 g
Price: 5.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable results for little effort., 17 Dec 2013
This review is from: Vanish Powerpowder 650 g (Grocery)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This Vanish Powerpowder isn't going to make an old carpet look like new again, but it's good for freshening up high-traffic areas like our stairs and landing and you get reasonable results for little effort. You start by sprinkling the powder straight from the (re-sealable) bag onto a small area of carpet. Next, work the powder into the carpet with a brush. When you've covered the entire area you want to clean, leave it for 20-30 minutes and then simply vacuum it up. I tried it on the rug in the front room and because of the longer pile, it was difficult to vacuum and the results were underwhelming - I wouldn't recommend this. On the shorter pile carpet on the stairs and landing, it made a noticeable difference and the carpet looking cleaner and smelled fresher afterwards.


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