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Garnier Pure A Deep Pore Wash 77028 150ml
Garnier Pure A Deep Pore Wash 77028 150ml
Price: £2.65

2.0 out of 5 stars 2 stars because Micro Beads are Killing our oceans, 30 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
On the surface, there's nothing wrong with this face scrub. However - on the surface is a very fitting phrase, because this scrub (and others like it) are killing fish and causing problems beneath the ocean waves. You this does clean your skin well but, in part, herein lied the problem, because it relies on micro beads to do so.

But herein lies the problem. The micro beads.

While working on a project, a scientist at McGill University noticed something unusual about the sample he was looking at through his microscope: The sand he had scooped up from the riverbed to investigate, consisted of hundreds of tiny plastic spheres that stood out for their perfect roundness and unnatural colours.

“Ugelstad spheres” (named after the Norwegian scientist who invented them in 1976), are used for a variety of jobs - and include roles in cancer research, HIV treatments and the manufacture of flat-panel televisions. In fact, it's only recently that the cosmetics industry started adding them to products. As a result, New Yorkers now rinse 19 tonnes of microbeads down their drains each year.

These beads are too small to be caught by municipal water filters, and as a result they flow into the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. Worst of all - in water they can break down, releasing toxins, or can become coated with other poisons, such as PCBs.

In the past, scientists assumed they floated in fresh water and were flushed downriver to the sea. However, that's not the case and it's been shown that lots sink to the bottom of lakes and rivers. They're then eaten by bottom-feeding fish, which then develop diseases.

The problem is so severe, that a chemist at the State University of New York in Fredonia, found 1m plastic particles per square kilometre in Lake Ontario. Scary stuff. And for that reason, sorry Garner - I'm going to have to give your product 2 stars.


AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 4 Inches (10 Centimeters) - Black
AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 4 Inches (10 Centimeters) - Black

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for charging at your desk., 25 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
You don't always need a 6ft cable to charge your phone and in situations like that this is perfect.

I use it at work to plug my iPhone into my Mac to charge on my desk, and for that, it's perfect. Recommended.


Egg Poacher Pack of 2 -LIFETIME GUARANTEE!!The Best Silicone Egg Poacher Pods For Cooking Those Perfect Poached Eggs. Quick and Easy To Use, Cooked Eggs in Minutes!! These Revolutionary Egg Poachers Are The Future Of Easy Cooking And Will Take Over From Your Old Unhygienic Egg Cooker/Egg Boiler/Egg Poacher Cups.
Egg Poacher Pack of 2 -LIFETIME GUARANTEE!!The Best Silicone Egg Poacher Pods For Cooking Those Perfect Poached Eggs. Quick and Easy To Use, Cooked Eggs in Minutes!! These Revolutionary Egg Poachers Are The Future Of Easy Cooking And Will Take Over From Your Old Unhygienic Egg Cooker/Egg Boiler/Egg Poacher Cups.
Offered by jb online
Price: £10.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Egg-sellent., 23 Aug. 2015
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I love a poached egg and I love a good kitchen gadget, so image my joy when I was sent these silicone poachers free of charge to review; I was egg-static!

They're dead simple to use. You rub a little butter or oil to the inside of the poachers then pop in your egg. Next, you place the silicone cups in a pan of shallow boiling water (about two-inches is recommended). Then, you simply pop the lid on and wait. Four minutes later, you have a pair of poached eggs.

The eggs were done to perfection. Hard yokes but a little runny too. One popped out with ease, one got stuck a little bit and didn't pop out cleanly - but overall, I thought these were pretty good. In fact, I'd go so far as to say they were egg-sellent. It would have been 5 stars except for the fact that one little blighter got a little bit stuck.


Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active Scrub 150ml
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active Scrub 150ml
Price: £3.59

2.0 out of 5 stars Our water is awash with Microbeads, 19 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I feel bad writing this review, because in a lot of ways this is actually quite a good product - and I've kind of ambushed Garnier by choosing this item to review; but I felt I had to do it after reading an article on how damaging micro beads (which are used in this product and others like it) are to the environment.

To use, the product is actually quite nice. Though it is quite strong. There was a definite tingling/burning sensation when used around the eyes and mouth (on reading the direction afterwards it said "do not use near eyes") which reminded me of the mint shower gel I sometime use, called original source. Also, the beads are really, really abrasive and do a good job of scrubbing your skin.

But herein lies the problem. The micro beads.

While working on a project, a scientist at McGill University noticed something unusual about the sample he was looking at through his microscope: The sand he had scooped up from the riverbed to investigate, consisted of hundreds of tiny plastic spheres that stood out for their perfect roundness and unnatural colours.

“Ugelstad spheres” (named after the Norwegian scientist who invented them in 1976), are used for a variety of jobs - and include roles in cancer research, HIV treatments and the manufacture of flat-panel televisions. In fact, it's only recently that the cosmetics industry started adding them to products. As a result, New Yorkers now rinse 19 tonnes of microbeads down their drains each year.

These beads are too small to be caught by municipal water filters, and as a result they flow into the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. Worst of all - in water they can break down, releasing toxins, or can become coated with other poisons, such as PCBs.

In the past, scientists assumed they floated in fresh water and were flushed downriver to the sea. However, that's not the case and it's been shown that lots sink to the bottom of lakes and rivers. They're then eaten by bottom-feeding fish, which then develop diseases.

The problem is so severe, that a chemist at the State University of New York in Fredonia, found 1m plastic particles per square kilometre in Lake Ontario. Scary stuff. And for that reason, sorry Garner - I'm going to have to give your product 2 stars.


VicTsing Qual Core Android 4.4 Smart TV Box XBMC Media Player Streaming Player 1080P H.265 HDMI WIFI 3D Compatible with Netflix YOUTUBE Skype Support Adobe Flash, HTML5
VicTsing Qual Core Android 4.4 Smart TV Box XBMC Media Player Streaming Player 1080P H.265 HDMI WIFI 3D Compatible with Netflix YOUTUBE Skype Support Adobe Flash, HTML5
Offered by VICTECH
Price: £69.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 18 Aug. 2015
I was sent this item free of charge by the manufacturer in exchange for a fair and honest review. I assume you know what an Android TV box is if you're reading this review, but just in case you don't - it's a device which connects to your T.V., turning it into a smart T.V.

The unit itself doesn't feel poorly constructed, though it doesn't feel solidly made either. It's not cheaply made but it's not a luxury item either - it sits somewhere in between.

Included in the box is a remote control and the wires needed to connect the device (and connection is really easy). Having had it a few weeks now, I think it's a great addition to my home cinema set-up and worth forking out for.


Murad Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo
Murad Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo
Price: £48.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Strange branding, but the idea behind the product works., 17 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
My first comment on this product is, they need to work on the branding. The bottles have an almost medical look about them - yet when you open the box you're greeted with a message from the product's creator urging you to "Be someone amazing". Weird. So what is it? Is it a medical or glamour product?

Moving past that. On opening the package (and after reading the message) you find two items referred to (again, slightly weirdly) as Step 1 and Step 2. Step 1 comes in a little tub and is applied to the face and left for around 10 minutes. Step 2 (which one assumes is a toner) is applied afterwards to help close pores.

Cleans and tone is a tried and tested combo and I look forward to seeing the results. My skin isn't too bad, but I do have a few blackhead prone areas, so I'll come back and let you know how I've got on in a few weeks.

Results: To use, this stuff is quite nice. Step one smells lovely and is a really nice consistency. It goes on really easily and a little goes a long way. Admirably, the micro beads have been kept to a minimum which is good because micro beads are now a major pollutant due to 1000,000,000s of them being washed down our drains and into our oceans and river on a daily basis.

Step two was also easy to apply and seems like a little will go a long way. This is definitely a product which will last a long while. But does it work? I think yes. I felt like I saw an immediate improvement so if you have problem blackheads, give it a shot.


MaxiNutrition Cyclone Strength and Power Protein Shake Powder 1.26 kg - Chocolate
MaxiNutrition Cyclone Strength and Power Protein Shake Powder 1.26 kg - Chocolate
Price: £25.70

3.0 out of 5 stars All your supplements in one., 16 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Whether or not supplements work is open to debate, but I use them none the less. I think most people who train seriously do, in order to make the most of their workouts and see "gains". So if, like me that's you, what's this Cyclone stuff like?

Well - for best results I recommend using a Maxi-Muscle shaker (they're awesome), and it has the usual fake-but-bearable flavour anyone who's used supplements before will recognise as soon as it his the tongue. However, this stuff is slightly different in texture to other powders I've used; it's slightly lumpy even when shaken in a mixer. This I didn't like.

Also, it's not a straight protein powder but a mix of protein, carbs and creatine - and creatine is a funny substance that not everyone can stomach - so be warned, as it can have adverse affects on some.

That said, this stuff is free from any banned substances and it's been okayed by the official drug testing people, so fine to use if you're a pro or semi-pro athlete in training.


iGADGET® Top rated #1 Heavy Duty Reuseable Hook and Loop Velcro Strap, Hooks and Loops Velcro Tape, Velcro Cable Ties with ideal length to use as Double sided Electrical tape for wire cable tidy 20mm x 180mm - 10 Pack Black
iGADGET® Top rated #1 Heavy Duty Reuseable Hook and Loop Velcro Strap, Hooks and Loops Velcro Tape, Velcro Cable Ties with ideal length to use as Double sided Electrical tape for wire cable tidy 20mm x 180mm - 10 Pack Black
Offered by iGADGET
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and Effective., 16 Aug. 2015
I'm a little bit OCD in the sense that I like things to be neat and tidy. And I run a small project studio which is packed with a pet-hate of mine: tangled wires. So I was glad to be sent these items free of charge for a review.

I have a few similar items already - and they're like gold dust to me. If you're lucky, one might be included with a hi-end mic or a more expensive leads. Over the years, I've picked up about 3 or 4 of them - so it's great to know I can now buy my own Velcro table ties.

They come in packs of ten and in a choice of two colours - black or white (I was sent white which is my least favourite out of the two) and wrap around bundles of cables (or anything else you want to keep near and tidy).

The quality of them items is good, they're easy to use, fit for purpose, and now help keep my wires neatly organised. recommended.


Bright Starts Lullaby Lagoon Rocker Napper
Bright Starts Lullaby Lagoon Rocker Napper
Price: £89.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This Rocker Rocks!, 15 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Bright Starts Lullaby Lagoon Rocker stands out amongst other rockers for a number of reason. Yes, it has many of the same advanced features you'll find elsewhere, but it has a range of other additions which, I think, make it standout from the pack.

As you'd expect - it comes with the standard dangly toys (Mr Frog and Mr Bee come complete with mirrored surfaces) and is fully adjustable; it is after all, a dual purpose chair. The toys hang from the hood, which is adjustable, and hides the real star of the Bright Starts Lullaby Lagoon Rocker.

Buttons on the side of the chair activate a hidden light show in the hood that soothes baby with calming colours and a changing display. It plays music too, using every trick in the baby book to make sure your little-one slips easily into the land-of-nod.

The rocking motion is nice and gentle - the range of motion is not too over the top - and the look of the chair is quite nice too, with bright colours and patterns adorning the material. With great features and a vibrant design - it's safe to say, this is a rocker that really rocks.


GBC 3 mm Standard Thermal Binding Cover A4 - Pack of 25, White
GBC 3 mm Standard Thermal Binding Cover A4 - Pack of 25, White
Price: £15.62

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Create professionally-bound booklets that wow... If you have the thermal binder, 14 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've given these thermal binding covers 3 stars out of 5 as I wasn't able to review or test them for you fully; so as a score, it's an attempt by me to be neutral. I ordered them thinking the thermal binder would be sent out as well (additional items are often included when reviewing), but that didn't happen on this occasion.

You get 25 A4 pieces in the pack which can be used to bind A4 sheets into a booklet up to 30 pages thick (3mm spine). For use with the GBC Thermal Bind System.


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