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Rexel A4 Advance Stay Put Pocket and Prong Folder - Navy (Pack of 5)
Rexel A4 Advance Stay Put Pocket and Prong Folder - Navy (Pack of 5)
Price: £11.60

3.0 out of 5 stars Fussy with the flaps..., 15 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Interesting... but I'm not entirely convinced by these Rexel binders. They're very clever: their spines are concertinaed, so they'll expand to how ever much paper is added. Plus, there are several flaps (one on either inside), and a fastened pocket (seen in the pic, on the lower back). But they're fiddly; a bit like a boy-racer's Escort - all tricked out with little details that, rather than elevating them, render them gimmicky. And I think, after a few days use - opening and closing them in class or at meetings -- all the flaps and fastening items would get on your nerves.

Less is more, to be honest.


GILDA Perfect Eye Cream
GILDA Perfect Eye Cream
Price: £35.85

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4.0 out of 5 stars Best eye cream I've used, 9 May 2015
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Blimey, this is good stuff. First things first: the tube is long, so there's plenty to this purchase. Okay, it's not cheap, but - hand on heart -- this is the best under-eye cream I've ever used.

The applicator is clever: rather than squeezing the cream onto your finger, the nozzle has a slanted head, smoothed off edges and tiny pin-prick holes in the head, allowing for direct-to-skin transfer. It's a neat little feature.

The star is the cream itself, though. And right from the first use I noticed an obvious difference. In fact, it was so good that, given I suffer from dreadful bags, I had a blatant lightened stripe running under each eye.

The first couple of goes the skin under my eyes felt warm, but as the cream is slowly absorbed, it settled down. And now, well, I can see what all the fuss was about. You get what you pay for, surely enough. But GILDA's eye cream is pretty darn fantastic.


TONI&GUY  Men Styling Fibre 75 ml
TONI&GUY Men Styling Fibre 75 ml
Price: £4.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Strong, feels natural - gorgeous smell..., 1 May 2015
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Gorgeous smell. Something to do with oranges and cinnamon, maybe some cloves - not too sweet, but neither is it strong and pungent. Just lovely. And while there's always a strength issue with styling products, irrespective of whether they're from salons or supermarkets, this Toni & Guy styling fibre is just right. Not so toxic that it cakes your hair and makes you look like you've been dipped in sugar-water... Nevertheless, there's plenty of strength there - and the ability to remould. A bonus being that, if I run my fingers through my hair, they don't come out gloopy.

I've got short hair right now, and the control is spot-on.


A Robot In The Garden
A Robot In The Garden
by Deborah Install
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Fab, lovely and a sure hit, 26 Mar. 2015
This review is from: A Robot In The Garden (Paperback)
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For a first time writer, this is pretty darn good. Funny, sweet and touching, A Robot In The Garden follows the tale of Ben, who finds what appears to be a robot at the bottom of his garden. Much against his wife's advice, he brings it - Tang -- home, and from there, the two bond. There's a journey to be had - physical and spiritual -- and in taking this step to actually achieving something for once, Tang does as much for Ben as he the little robot.

Think Paddington for adults - with a little Nick Hornby thrown in. Install's debut novel is a joy, and bound to be a hit this year.


The Lives of Women
The Lives of Women
by Christine Dwyer Hickey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't go anywhere, 21 Mar. 2015
This review is from: The Lives of Women (Paperback)
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Started off with such promise, but The Lives Of Women misses that one fundamental ingredient: a plot.

There's no denying Dwyer Hickey can write - and she has an eye for life's little details -- but without any sense of jeopardy, this book fails to engage. I kept waiting for it to kick in, but, instead, it just kept drifting around. I also felt that I should care about the main character, as she's not well and, obviously, going through some life experiences that will stay with her, but ultimately I stopped caring about a third of the way through. There's also a weird lack of location: I kept double-checking the blurb on the back, because, at times (especially when the author talks about people going to a pub), it's not obviously set in America... a bizarre lack of geographic description at odds with the writer's otherwise canny observations on everyday life.

Pity. The first two pages were amongst the best I've read for a long time.


Mr. Goodlad Worker Complete, 15 Kg
Mr. Goodlad Worker Complete, 15 Kg

5.0 out of 5 stars Bailey loves them!, 7 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I didn't choose five-stars - Bailey the dog did. Absolutely loves these, and while they're great for meal-times, the size of the pieces makes them good for taking on walks, as rewards. No waste; I honestly didn't notice the smell (which somebody noted on here, but if you're storing them in a plastic bin, then you won't notice them at all). And value for money wise, they're to be recommended.

Dog is as mad as ever, so it's fair to say they deliver the right energy!


Mr. Magic Kitchen Appliance Royal, 400 Watt
Mr. Magic Kitchen Appliance Royal, 400 Watt

3.0 out of 5 stars Okay - bit fiddly though, 7 Mar. 2015
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Was excited about this, but upon delivery I'm not so sure. For the price this is a lot of gadgets, but there's a few things that let this Mr Magic down. Primarily, the plastics feel a bit cheap; I'm not sure how long it's going to last, but I guess time will tell. But otherwise, the lack of clear instructions means getting the most out of the mix-and-match set of units is a bit of an investigation. I was also surprised that it arrived with a non-UK plug (two prongs, rather than the usual three-square), which made me wonder whether I'd got a wrong delivery - or whether it would be okay on our British voltage system.

Actually using the Mr Magic: Good. Again, it's all a bit hit-and-miss fitting the rights bits together for the job in hand. And once you've got all these bits, it's a job to know where to store them all.

Ultimately, I'm not really a fan. I was dazzled by the multi-function, when, really, I think a standard blender probably would have been a better call.


Zip Dry 59 ml One Bottle with Nozzle and Lid, Crystal Clear
Zip Dry 59 ml One Bottle with Nozzle and Lid, Crystal Clear
Offered by AJ Every Day
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty darn good..., 31 Dec. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
As good as any heavy-duty household glue is expected to be. A decent sized bottle; and it comes with a handy, lengthy spout, which can be screwed onto the end, to help dispense into tight spots.

My trial was to glue back together a cracked flower pot. And it worked!

Works well on paper, and does exactly as it says: doesn't make the paper go all crinkly.


Guilty Gadgets - 10M Metre Male to Male RF TV Aerial Lead Cable Coaxial Extension Female Digital with Coupler
Guilty Gadgets - 10M Metre Male to Male RF TV Aerial Lead Cable Coaxial Extension Female Digital with Coupler
Offered by Guilty Gadgets
Price: £5.75

4.0 out of 5 stars You could live in a palace!, 18 Dec. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
That's handy! I've lost count of how many times I've moved into a new place and found the TV aerial suddenly isn't long enough. So, while 10 metres of cable should be enough for the majority of homes, also getting an adapter that allows for this to be joined to a second cable is fab. You could live in a palace and, I wager, still have enough cable to go around.

The adapter is the same each end (female to female), which means you can add another standard TV aerial cable to it, and, hey presto, you've got oodles of cable reach.

The cable and adapter are both white, with gold-plated connectors - which is neat, and less oppressive than the standard black (or brown!) However, the adapter metal is quite soft, and bends easily, so you might find it growing lose over the years.

Other than that, though, at these prices, I reckon it's a bargain.


Leitz Style 40 Pocket Display Book - Garnet Red
Leitz Style 40 Pocket Display Book - Garnet Red
Price: £7.52

4.0 out of 5 stars I'd say this is a pretty good buy, 13 Dec. 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Does exactly what it says on the label: a slim, forty-pocket book, for documents, pictures, etc. The binding is softback, and there's no needless bulk. So, all in, this is a winner. Plus, the stickers that are attached at the time of purchase, come off without either a battle or the need to resort to white-spirit.

For the price, I'd say this is a pretty good buy.


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