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skinChemists Advanced Wrinkle Killer Day Moisturiser 50 ml
skinChemists Advanced Wrinkle Killer Day Moisturiser 50 ml

4.0 out of 5 stars Many good qualities, but expensive, 5 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Lovely lightweight non greasy cream that absorbs well, with a pleasant, light fragrance. It's claims to reduce the signs of ageing are based on the use of ingredient Syn-ake, a synthetic version of the polypeptide found in the venom of the Temple Viper snake ( no kidding). It contains coconut oil and vitamin E as well as silicones which may be a concern for those who prefer to avoid them. It also contains phenoxyethanol, over which there are some concerns, as an alternative to parabens as a preservative. Hopefully this is under the 1% recommended level but this is not clear in the ingredients list. Stylish pump dispenser to prevent contamination or oxidisation I would recommend this product as pleasant to use, although I would have to give it a longer trial to see if it has any lasting affect on wrinkles. The downside is the £176.54 price tag…putting it out of the reach of many. However their website offers a 30 day 100% money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose if you fancy trying it.


15.6 SPECTRUM SLEEVE HORIZON BLUE ALTA CALIDAD RESISTENTE DURADERO ALTA CALIDAD RESISTENTE DURADERO
15.6 SPECTRUM SLEEVE HORIZON BLUE ALTA CALIDAD RESISTENTE DURADERO ALTA CALIDAD RESISTENTE DURADERO
Offered by ComputerizerStore
Price: £29.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Good fit, sleek and easy to use., 4 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A simple straightforward zip around bag which is a nice snug fit on my 15.6 inch HP laptop.

It doesn't have the greatest amount of padding and as the laptop itself is a heavy beast I don't think this would afford it much protection if you dropped it on to the floor.

And if you do want to make a bit of a statement with the sleeve then the very bright blue colour will do that for you. Personally I prefer something a little less bold as I don't like to advertise the fact that I am carrying a laptop. And of course, being a sleeve there is no place for the power unit to be stored for carrying.

But I think that, in spite of these minor points this is well worth a five star rating.


mophie powerstation plus 3x with Lightning connector (5,000 mAh)
mophie powerstation plus 3x with Lightning connector (5,000 mAh)
Price: £80.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well designed, functional and effective, 29 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a sleek well designed battery pack for the more recent Apple mobile devices which have the Lightning connector. (Though there is a micro usb version for non Apple users). This review is of the 3x Lightning connector 5000 maH model.

I found that the manufacturers claims abut recharging were borne out in practice. I let an iPhone and an iPad run down to under 10% battery level and then, having charged up what Powerstation plugged it in and was delighted with how quickly it got the battery to 100% on the phone. I recharged the Powerstation before using it on the iPad. This took a lot longer but that's true when mains charge is used. It got the iPad up to charge in around the 6 hours suggested.

I think that the most likely use for this is when travelling with limited access to recharging facilities and the iPhone's battery life being limited. The Powerstation isn't too heavy, it is relatively small and the neat design feature which enables the attached cables to be folded into the case of the Powerstation is excellent. I had a similar unit some time ago but using it involved swapping short cables and connectors around and it was easy to head off and find that one of the connectors had been left at home.


AnySharp Plastic and Stainless Steel Mini Chopper, Black
AnySharp Plastic and Stainless Steel Mini Chopper, Black
Price: £12.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good chopping device - but don't underestimate how "mini" it is, 21 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The emphasis here is on the word mini. This is a very small device. At its best when chopping small items such as garlic or chillies. I tried it with a couple of pretty small onions and needed to quarter the onions before I could chop them. But once that was done the chopper , which is very easy to use, made short work of chopping them up very finely.

So a neat little product which works well, but don't underestimate just how "mini" it is.


AnySharp Plastic and Stainless Steel 3-in-1 Box Grater, Black
AnySharp Plastic and Stainless Steel 3-in-1 Box Grater, Black
Price: £7.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small, neat, effective and economical., 9 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The key thing about this nifty grater combination set is its size. The product description says that it is for small jobs and that is certainly the case. I'm perfectly happy about that because there are any number of little jobs in the kitchen when a small grater will suffice.

In addition the grater comes with an interchangeable selection of three cutting surfaces which slot very easily into place. The back of the grater is a transparent plastic container which catches the grated food. Very neat and clean way of doing the job.

Provided that you are looking for a small grater this neat, good looking, effective and economical grater set would be a very good purchase.


Taylors of Harrogate Espresso Coffee Capsules Nespresso Compatible Colombian Huila (Pack of 6, Total 60 Capsules)
Taylors of Harrogate Espresso Coffee Capsules Nespresso Compatible Colombian Huila (Pack of 6, Total 60 Capsules)
Price: £17.36

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair effort - decent taste but capsule doesn't always flow, 7 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I have tried a few compatible nespresso capsules in the last couple of years and none have performed especially well. When I saw that Taylors of Harrogate had launched one my hopes were raised. This Colombian mix is designated as strength 9 by Taylors but seemed to me to be much like a 5 or 6 when comparing with Nespresso own capsules. This is not a big issue as the strength is only a guide. I thought it was a pleasant coffee especially when used as part of a latte.

The reason for only three stars is that the capsules, being differently constructed, are a weak point. They are not foil ended at the point the coffee emerges. I have already had one complete failure where the capsule failed pierce at the front end. Even when it did pierce OK the coffee came through at a snail's pace.
These factors mean that sticking with original capsules


Philips BT5262/13 Beard Trimmer Series 5000
Philips BT5262/13 Beard Trimmer Series 5000
Price: £64.07

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb trimmer gives great results, 7 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a well designed and highly effective beard trimmer. It enables those keen to keep a beard looking neat and tidy to do so with minimal fuss. The guard/cutting height attachment slots on to the top and individual settings from 0.4mm to 10mm allow one to choose one's preferred length of beard hair. I like a fairly shortly clipped beard and this device makes that very easy.

It sits well in the hand and its relatively small size means that you can see what you are doing in the mirror. As it is also rechargeable there's no tricky flex getting in the way either.

Cleaning is easy because it is 100% waterproof.

All in all for the price this is a great trimmer.


AmazonBasics Everyday Double Duvet Cover Set, Green with 2 pillowcases
AmazonBasics Everyday Double Duvet Cover Set, Green with 2 pillowcases
Price: £29.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing basic about this. Very crisp clean feel to the cotton, 3 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Although this part of the basics range I would have to say that there is nothing basic about it. Basic is often seen to mean cheap or of inferior quality. DOn't know the price on this at the time of this review, but there is nothing of inferior quality inside the packaging. The cotton (100%) feel crisp and clean to the touch.The colour is advertised as green - but in truth it is a delightful pale/pastel green which will complement a wide range of decor.

If the price is reasonable this is cracking set.


The Slaughter Man
The Slaughter Man
by Tony Parsons
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A breakneck read - very powerfully written, 2 Jun. 2015
This review is from: The Slaughter Man (Hardcover)
Boy can this guy write!

I was blown away by the power of his prose in the first book in the Max Wolfe series. Vivid, graphic, powerful, sometimes sparse, always effective.

This second in the series has all of those attributes. One tiny note of caution - this isn't a book for the faint hearted. I read huge amounts of crime fiction, with an emphasis on the mystery type books. I guess some of those underplay just how gruesome crime can be. Tony Parsons leaves you in no doubt. And that's part of the power of his writing, so more power to his pen.

I thought that his first foray into this genre just lacked a little in plot complexity. This book is much stronger in this regard. It is relevant and has a bang up to date theme and there is a decent twist at the end. The twist is well handled and the clues are there if you read it carefully enough. To be honest the twist did not surprise me but that's probably a reflection of how much crime fiction I have read. And since there are two elements of surprise I probably only really got one of them.

Max Wolfe is an engaging hero, though inevitably these days we have to know a lot about his home life. I like the characterisation of his daughter and the delightful dog (being a dog owner/lover probably helps here - if you aren’t this might not quite as endearing, but since I am a dog owner I like it). But I’m worried that at some point some harm will befall one or both of them.

I'm already looking forward to the promised third instalment.

Great. Highly recommended.


Purina ONE My Dog Is Adult Beef & Rice Dry Dog Food 800g (Pack of 4)
Purina ONE My Dog Is Adult Beef & Rice Dry Dog Food 800g (Pack of 4)
Price: £13.96

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A hit with my dog. No problems to report., 29 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Initial impressions on this food are good. My dog is not a fussy eater and as she is very active she has a healthy appetite. She seems very happy with this food and I certainly have not had any evidence of the indigestion or wind problems reported by some other reviewers.

Smaller size pouches 800g each are a good point - easier to handle than bigger capcity bags.


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