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Ecco Dayla, Womens Ballet Flats, Black (Black/Black Feather/Textile51052), 42 EU 8-8.5 UK
Ecco Dayla, Womens Ballet Flats, Black (Black/Black Feather/Textile51052), 42 EU 8-8.5 UK
Price: £55.81

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable shoes, soft leather but slightly too small., 16 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I have large and wide feet (size 9) and was hoping to find some comfortable shoes to walk in to wear with dresses and skirts. Firstly the shoes are well made and they're soft leather which makes them comfortable. Initially on my feet they were very comfortable, however, whilst walking around the house they started to rub quite a lot on my heels. In addition the size is a bit too small and I found my toes touching the top of the shoe which wasn't nice. Therefore I think you might want to order half a size up if you have large feet. The width of the shoe was perfect and no issues there.
Secondly the look of the shoes were more sporty, so not really for wearing with dresses or skirts.

Unfortunately because of the slightly smaller fit I've had to return them and given them 3 stars. Otherwise I think they're a comfortable pair of shoes but a bit too sporty looking for what I wanted for them.


Sunland Microfibre Ultra Compact & Fast Drying Travel Towels Face Towels Hand towels(Purple, 2 pack of 30cmx60cm)
Sunland Microfibre Ultra Compact & Fast Drying Travel Towels Face Towels Hand towels(Purple, 2 pack of 30cmx60cm)
Offered by Eco-cleaning
Price: £7.70

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for gym use - review for 30x60cm, 19 Jan. 2015
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Length:: 2:32 Mins

Good quality microfiber towels. I use them for gym and I've purchased both the purple and the beige. They absorb really quickly and dry just as fast. I'm very happy with them and would recommend them for gym use over normal cotton towels. I would be apprehensive to use them at home simply because I like to wrap up in a big fluffy towel after a shower. But I would definitely recommend them for camping trips and holidays away. I've not experienced any colour bleeding from the purple or beige towels. The colour darkens when wet, but helps you see which parts are dry.

Pros:

Fast absorption
Fast drying
Very good for gym as it is much more hygienic than cotton towels
Washes well at 30C (with biological liquid and no softener)
Not experienced any odours which would normally occur quite quickly with cotton towels

Cons:

The bag is pretty useless for such a small size. Perhaps for larger towels the bag is better.

Please see video for images of the 30x60cm towels and other comments. If you have any questions please reply to this review.


Cabin Max Backpack Flight Approved Carry On Bag Massive 44 litre Travel Hand Luggage 55x40x20 cm (Black/Orange)
Cabin Max Backpack Flight Approved Carry On Bag Massive 44 litre Travel Hand Luggage 55x40x20 cm (Black/Orange)

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Backpack - no stitching problems, 19 Jan. 2015
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Length:: 4:44 Mins

I would definitely recommend this backpack. I am pleased about it's size and I'm able to fit a lot in it. I've used it for the gym, for weekends away and for grocery shopping. I've also used it in the rain and found that it is suitably waterproof. I've not experienced any problems with stitching and overall I think the quality is good.

Pros:

Large space (actually 44L) and able to carry heavy loads (i.e 10kg)
Comfortable to carry on back
Compartments for separate documents
Large and sturdy zips

Con:

Has quite a plastic sound (see video)
Unsure if it'll last longer than 1-2 years.

Please see the video for full comments. If you have any questions please reply to this review.


Starlite Basic Black Jazz Shoe Split Sole 9.5L
Starlite Basic Black Jazz Shoe Split Sole 9.5L
Offered by Dancing in the Street
Price: £18.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ordered for myself UK size 9.5, 27 Mar. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I needed shoes for dancing salsa but I did not want to buy the high heeled shoes, as even though they look good and would be ideal, I wanted to be able to dance all night and not get uncomfortable.

These shoes are perfect for that. They have a suede/leather sole at the bottom that allows you to turn easily. The heal is small but hard. And the shoes are split sole, making them more comfortable when keeping up on your toes all the evening (as required for salsa if you're not wearing high heeled shoes).

They fit perfectly, I wear them with socks or tights and I wore them straight away for 4 hours and had no blisters or rubbings at all. They come with a fabric bag to put them in which is good and I use that bag to transport them to and from salsa class.

Overall would recommend these shoes for any dance classes.


Galt Shaped Puzzles - Construction Vehicles
Galt Shaped Puzzles - Construction Vehicles
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my 2.5 years old nephew, 3 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
So the pieces are made of cardboard, and you had 4 different puzzles each with increasing number of pieces. The cardboard is thick and definitely durable. The box it comes in, is sturdy and strong (enough for my nephew to even stand on it!) and has a yellow handle you can use to carry it around.

The puzzles are bright colours, yellow, blue, red and green and they have construction workers also beside the machines (nephew has now dubbed one if not all of them 'Bob the builder'). Overall he enjoyed putting them together with some help and probably as he gets older will learn to do them more easily.

The only negative about this, is that the pieces are irregular shapes and so it is sometimes difficult to put them together (even for adults!). I think this just takes some getting use to and soon he'll be doing them with ease.


Crucial CT120M500SSD1 120GB M500 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive
Crucial CT120M500SSD1 120GB M500 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive
Offered by JapanCollections
Price: £57.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my laptop, 3 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
So I wanted to upgrade my old laptop so that it'll run for a few more years. I bought this on sale and I do not plan to need more than 120GB on my laptop as I use a lot of external hard drives to store data/work. Overall good quality, it fits into the laptop slot (Sony Vaio), the speed was as expected (I already have an SSD in my desktop), it definitely improved starting and shutting down time as well as overall running.

I'd recommend getting an SSD if you're looking to upgrade your laptop. If you have any questions please ask in the comments.


Moleskine Pocket Size Hard 12 Months 2014 Daily Diary - Green
Moleskine Pocket Size Hard 12 Months 2014 Daily Diary - Green
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect pocket diary, 3 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
So I bought the 2013 Daily Diary in red and now it's 2014 I bought this one. In the back you have a pocket which has a small address book. The paper is of good quality. The first section of the diary has useful information you normally find (time zones, conversions etc.) and also a ruler on the edge of one of the pages. It is kept closed by the elastic which is strong enough to keep it closed and does not show any wear (previous experience). The outer covers are hardback and I really like the colours you get them in.

Overall I will continue to be buying this brand of diary next year too.


Aladdin 0.6 Litre Aveo Water Bottle Grey Future Insights
Aladdin 0.6 Litre Aveo Water Bottle Grey Future Insights
Price: £5.59

65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important: Leak or not leaky = solved., 2 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I wanted a water bottle that I can use for both taking to the gym and also the office, therefore it had to be leak proof to withstand both scenarios. If you're like me and you're worried about some reviewers saying it leaks whilst others seem to have no problem, then do not worry and go ahead and buy this bottle.

The first bottle I ordered arrived and I did my first test where I filled it with water and turned it on its side, shook it a bit and then left it on it's side for about 2 hours. It leaked about a tablespoon of water. The second test I did was to take it in my backpack to the gym, of which it leaked again in my backpack (was not in a fixed compartment). I was disappointed but remembered one reviewer mentioning she ordered a replacement which did not leak. So I reported the bottle as faulty and asked for a replacement.

The second bottle I did the same test (whilst repeating the tests on the old bottle at the same time in order to compare). However, not only did the second bottle not leak, but the first bottle was no longer leaking. I took the second bottle to the gym and I'm happy to say that it withstood any shakes from walking and functioned perfectly as a sports bottle.

As a result I took another look at the first bottle and I have come to the following conclusion. Both bottles work perfectly, however, you need to close both lids tightly. You might think this is obvious, but I mean you need to really close the lids as strong as possible. I believe the other reviewers that reported leaks, did not tightly seal either the top lid or the main opening lid.

In conclusion, I'm happy with my bottle, I've taken it to the gym and to work a few times now and no leaking. The opening is great to drink from; you don't have to suck from the bottle and also this means you don't make loud bottle noises when the air gets sucked back in.

I would recommend to friends. If you're concerned, just buy it from amazon and test it yourself, if it does leak then return it as faulty, but before you do, make sure the leads are as tightly sealed as possible and then test it again before you return it.
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Kipling Women's Indira Handbag With Straps( product dimensions-37,5 x 26 x 15,5 cm (B x H x T)
Kipling Women's Indira Handbag With Straps( product dimensions-37,5 x 26 x 15,5 cm (B x H x T)

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good bag when on sale, 9 Aug. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Length:: 3:20 Mins

The video shows all the different pockets and the fabric of the bag. Overall it is a very nice handbag which I use to take to work - so I try to fit A4 size folders into the bag. It is able to do this and carry a bottle of water and a large umbrella. I'm happy with the purchase, its durable and comfortable. Would recommend, especially if on sale! I'm tempted to buy this one in a different colour now.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 28, 2013 1:38 PM BST


HyperX 3K 2.5-inch 240GB SSD Upgrade Bundle Kit
HyperX 3K 2.5-inch 240GB SSD Upgrade Bundle Kit
Price: £100.76

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important - Read before buying if used for upgrade of existing HD, 6 Aug. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Firstly about the SSD and what comes with it in the bundle. You have the SSD which is small, looks good and feels sturdy. You also have a USB cable. This is for using the SSD as an external HD - this box also comes with a case, that allows you to slot the SSD into it and then use it as an external drive with it being full protected. Furthermore you also have the rack that allows you to mount the drive into a desktop PC (+ screws included). Lastly it has a very cool looking screwdriver set with mini attachments for philips and straight screws - nice surprise!

Obviously it has the cloning software but I had problems with this only because I was using the SSD to move my OS from a partitioned drive. Fixing the drive into the bay was simple, all the screws are provided and the SATA cable is also provided. The problems began when I tried to use the cloning software. As a summary, you cannot clone over a partitioned drive even if the OS part of the partition is smaller than the SSD. You can only clone over the whole HD. Therefore I had to do a fresh install on the SSD. This was a bit disappointing but it in no way reflected upon the quality of the SSD and so I have not removed any stars.

Overall this is a great product. My PC is running Windows 7, it boots up in less than 10 seconds and shuts down in less than 5 - even when it was new it never did that, showing its not only due to the fresh install. Using the Windows rating Index my SSD has a rating of 7.8 out of 7.9. I've not done any tests on the writing speeds, but overall performance has improved. As anyone looking to upgrade their PC, the first thing I would suggest upgrading is installing your OS onto a SSD. This has made as much of a difference as if you put RAM in or a new graphics card.

If you have any comments I'd be happy to reply.


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