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Disney Sleeping Beauty Dryer Set
Disney Sleeping Beauty Dryer Set
Price: £17.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 23 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This looks like a toy but is a functional 1500W hair dryer with two power settings and a nozzle that you can swivel. The handle is nicely hinged to reduce its storage space.

The on/off switch has a slight bump which isn't as good as the flip switches most dryers have. That may be for child safety as it won't come on accidentally.

It looks attractive, as in the picture. The tiara is better than I expected (with fake diamonds). The door hanger is simply cardboard that you have to cut out of the side of the box.

Altogether a good product. If it breaks I will post an edit.


Cellfade Skin Enhancement lightening Cream 50 ml
Cellfade Skin Enhancement lightening Cream 50 ml
Offered by Beauté Définie LONDON
Price: £49.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work so far, 22 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I have been testing this for a while and so far not noticed any difference. I have taken some photographs skin areas being treated on two different people and will post the before and after photos when I have a firm conclusion.

On the positive side, the bottle is extremely nice. Not important perhaps, but still a really nicely designed bottle. The cream itself has a slightly pungent smell. I didn't mind it but my partner considered it unsuitable for using during the day.


Rexel Popper Wallets A4 150 Sheet Capacity Red (5 Pack)
Rexel Popper Wallets A4 150 Sheet Capacity Red (5 Pack)
Price: £5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Qute well made, arguably slightly better than cardboard folders, 19 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These are more similar to folders made of card than to the superficially similar plastic wallets here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Envelope-Polypropylene-Translucent-Assorted/dp/B000I2GR2A. The wallets are much cheaper and flimsier, suitable for stuffing into bags. These are more suitable for filing. They are sturdier, hold a lot more papers and will probably get damaged if you bend them.

They are attractive in bright opaque colours (though the translucent wallets are even nicer looking if that matters to you). You can't write on them so you will need to make a label to put in the window. Overall a good product and arguably slightly better than the cardboard folders.


The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora
by Scott Lynch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, though far from first rate fantasy writing, 18 May 2015
This is the first in a series of tales about an entertaining bunch of thieves in the fantasy land of Camorra. It moves fast, has some clever twists and is backed up with colourful descriptions of an imaginative world with elder glass structures, alchemical globes, glittering towers, fantastic culinary creations, and a feast of blood and torture.

We don't read books like this for their literary quality. Even so, I found the writing weak at times. This is the only novel I have ever read where I felt the frequent use of the f-word (and others) sounded wrong, and the frequent unnecessary qualifiers ("fairly", "rather" etc) gives it an amateur touch. I felt it rather deteriorated towards the end with the dialogue and the overall credibility becoming fairly shaky.

Altogether I would recommend it as a cracking read for young to mid teens. For adults it's a fun read when you are in the mood for a romp that doesn't take too much thinking.


Rexel Mylar A4 Divider - Assorted Colour (Pack of 10)
Rexel Mylar A4 Divider - Assorted Colour (Pack of 10)
Price: £35.04

4.0 out of 5 stars Good if you don't mind paying the extra, 17 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These are dividers for A4 ring binders. They cost more than three times as much as the 5 star ones here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Subject-Dividers-Multipunched-Assorted/dp/B004VUTBTQ and offer some advantages. I leave it to you to decide whether they justify paying the extra.

The main advantage the contents page - a single extra sheet on which you can write the topic of each divider in a space aligned with the relevant tab. This means you can see all the topics at a glance and immediately select the tab you want. It's a neat system.

The other advantages are minor. The tabs themselves are attractively coated in shiny coloured plastic. The dividers have a thin plastic coating across the holes which means you won't have to put a reinforcement ring on them (but it's not a big deal as you have to put rings on all the papers anyway). The dividers themselves are the same thickness as the cheaper ones.

The other option is polypropylene dividers here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rexel-Translucent-Polypropylene-Part-Divider/dp/B001PAQBIY These are even
more expensive and in my view not as functional although they are very attractive.


Cosatto Ooba Travel System (Duck Egg)
Cosatto Ooba Travel System (Duck Egg)
Price: £691.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully designed and made, 11 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a combined pram, push-chair and carrycot. It is very expensive but it is one of those rare products that looks beautiful and is also well engineered and made. As a scientist, I am mostly interested in the function - is it easy to use, is it convenient, is it safe, is it likely to last? My answer is a firm yes. It is sturdy, it can be adjusted in lots of ways without knobs that get stuck, it folds away easily, it has various protections against cold and rain, and (most important for someone like me who hates badly made shopping trolleys) you get a feeling of quality when you wheel it. It also looks really smart.

Be aware that you can’t use it in the car - you will still need to get a proper car seat.


Canon MAXIFY MB5350 Inkjet Printer
Canon MAXIFY MB5350 Inkjet Printer
Price: £196.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth considering, 11 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Printers are so cheap now, it is easy to overlook the advantage of paying more for a good quality machine – even for home use. This Canon has good print quality, is very fast and in the long term you will probably save on the cost of cartridges (but see word of caution below). It prints and scans double sided and has two paper trays allowing different paper sizes. Each tray holds 250 sheets.

If you are interested in the appearance, it looks smarter than in the picture. Although it is much bigger than most cheap inkjets it isn’t particularly big for a higher end machine. However, be aware that the paper trays stick out about 3 inches. If you want it for the home it’s worth thinking carefully in advance where you are going to put it and bear in mind that you probably want to avoid any wifi darkspots.

Canon seem to have taken trouble to make the setup easy but don’t expect to be able to just switch it on. Allow 15-30 minutes and be ready to use the manual. A word of congratulations to Canon for the packaging design:the system for making it easy to get out of the box, despite the weight and complex protective packaging, is the best I think I have ever seen.

Back to the printing cost. The cartridges are expensive but are supposed to last a long time. Overall they should work out economical but there is a risk they may fail. In my experience (from various printers) they can easily fail if you go too long without using them. This can happen to the colour cartridges if you mostly print black and white. I will update this review if I have any problems.


Canton Tea Organic Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea Bulk Pack 250 g
Canton Tea Organic Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea Bulk Pack 250 g
Price: £27.69

4.0 out of 5 stars A good Dragonwell tea, 9 May 2015
If you don't know Dragonwell it is very different from other green teas. It has a stronger, fresher flavour, slightly nutty and with none of the bitterness of most green teas - even if you brew it for 5-10 minutes.

I have recently found the quality of different Dragonwell brands very variable. One was barely drinkable and one tasted so bad I sent it back (thanks Amazon for the great returns process). This one is a solid 4 stars - not my favourite but a good flavour. It also has the advantage of being organic which is important as some china green teas have been shown to have high toxins.

Check out the the 50g tin as it currently has a special offer making it better value


Canton Tea Organic Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea Refill Pack 50 g
Canton Tea Organic Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea Refill Pack 50 g
Price: £10.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A good option - but get the tin, 9 May 2015
The 50g tin currently h as a special offer making it better value than this refill. It's the same product.

If you don't know Dragonwell it is very different from other green teas. It has a stronger, fresher flavour, slightly nutty and with none of the bitterness of most green teas - even if you brew it for 5-10 minutes.

I have recently found the quality of different Dragonwell brands very variable. One was barely drinkable and one tasted so bad I sent it back (thanks Amazon for the great returns process). This one is a solid 4 stars - not my favourite but a good flavour. Mine did not have any hint of grass flavour which one reviewer noted. It also has the advantage of being organic which is important as some china green teas have been shown to have high toxins.


Canton Tea Organic Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea Tin 50 g
Canton Tea Organic Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea Tin 50 g
Offered by Canton Tea Co
Price: £6.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A good option, 9 May 2015
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If you don't know Dragonwell it is very different from other green teas. It has a stronger, fresher flavour, slightly nutty and with none of the bitterness of most green teas - even if you brew it for 5-10 minutes.

I have recently found the quality of different Dragonwell brands very variable. One was barely drinkable and one tasted so bad I sent it back (thanks Amazon for the great returns process). This one is a solid 4 stars - not my favourite but a good flavour. It also has the advantage of being organic which is important as some china green teas have been shown to have high toxins.


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