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IKEA White Hanger for door - Over the door Hanging door hooks
IKEA White Hanger for door - Over the door Hanging door hooks
Offered by XICHEN
Price: £8.07

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential space saver!, 27 Jan. 2015
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Yes it's twice the price of a stainless steel one from that well known Swedish furniture warehouse, but I don't live anywhere near one and Amazon deliver this for free (on Prime). I also have white doors and so this is far less obtrusive and still lets me close the door easily. Well made and does the job perfectly.


Lloytron BEAB Approved Single Size Underblanket Deluxe with 3 Heat Settings
Lloytron BEAB Approved Single Size Underblanket Deluxe with 3 Heat Settings
Offered by CostMad-UK
Price: £18.10

1.0 out of 5 stars This is not the electric blanket you're looking for., 27 Jan. 2015
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Wasn't warm on highest setting, so level one must be stone cold. Disappointing. Sent back for refund.


Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer and Brightener 2.4 ml
Revlon PhotoReady Eye Primer and Brightener 2.4 ml
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't quite succeed as a budget Touche Éclat, 25 Jan. 2015
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This is essentially another homage to Touche Éclat. That’s not a bad thing, but this doesn’t completely succeed as a budget alternative.

This Revlon version is billed as both a brightener and an eyeshadow primer, I think it would have been better to focus on a product that does one or the other. As this product is essentially coloured silicone, it works much better as a brightener than a primer.

The applicator brush is a bit too fat and long for delicate work and controlling around the eyelids. (I cut the brush down by a third and that helped a lot.) The product itself is very runny, so again doesn't make controlled application easy.The packaging looks quite cheap, and the twist up dispenser makes an awful noise.

It’s okay for what it is, but I wouldn't choose to buy it.


Revlon PhotoReady Primer, Shadow and Sparkle - 2.8 g
Revlon PhotoReady Primer, Shadow and Sparkle - 2.8 g
Offered by L4RGE
Price: £6.00

3.0 out of 5 stars On a par with Boots 17, 25 Jan. 2015
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Nice handbag sized all-in-one kit for complete eye make-up (minus eye-liner!)

You get the primer, three colours, a shimmer coating, two doubled-ended sponge applicators and a handy little how-to-apply guide picture.

The kit is for an evening look – with a nod to dark and smokey. The darkest shade (for the eyelid) is very dark, and with the remaining colours very light, you need to be ready to take your time and do a lot of blending. That dark brown is in danger of ending up an ugly stripe if you rush it or apply in poor lighting!

You need to use a heck of a lot of eyeshadow to build up the paler colours to anything beyond the faintest tint. Staying power, even with the primer, was a bit disappointing. After an hour it was reduced to just the dreaded dark eyelid stripe.

It does the job, I feel it’s the same quality at Boots 17 range, but it does remind me why I started paying a bit extra and going for the slightly higher-end brands (Clinique, urban Decay etc).


Decorated: Sublimely Crafted Cakes for Every Occasion
Decorated: Sublimely Crafted Cakes for Every Occasion
by April Carter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Upping your game from Victoria Sponge, 23 Jan. 2015
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At first glance this book looks very daunting and seems like it’s only for professional bakers. But once you start to read it, and look past the achingly professional photography of towering cakes fit for royal weddings, you realise it’s actually a very usable book.

I did assume the book was just about cake icing and decorating styles, but it actually includes baking the cakes yourself and creating the whole kaboodle at home. Although the cakes look astonishing on the page, once you start paying attention to the recipes they’re remarkably straightforward. The recipes don’t require specialist ingredients (a plus); it’s all the usual cake ingredients you can pick up at the most basic supermarkets. Even the stunning decorations only require the smallest amount of kit – a set of piping nozzles and a sugar thermometer (and, obviously, a steady hand).

It’s worth knowing that the cake designs in this book don’t include ones specifically for children. There are a couple of cakes you can turn into birthday cakes by shoving a candle in, but there’s no train shapes or balloons. The emphasis in on elegant.

This is a lovely book, and very usable, but it’s not for everyday use. For their ease and clear step-by-step instructions, the cakes do require time and commitment to make and decorate. These aren't creations you knock up at 3pm, ready for tea that evening. That said, they’re well worth taking time over and are sure to impress.


Fast Aid Advance Burn Plaster - Pack of 5 Plasters
Fast Aid Advance Burn Plaster - Pack of 5 Plasters
Price: £3.76

5.0 out of 5 stars The best thing I've found for quickly helping small burns., 23 Jan. 2015
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Find these plasters are the best when (small) burns happen. They are sticky enough to stay on for several days and the gel centre soothes and protects the affected area. I always keep a couple of packs in my first aid kit.

Disclaimer: Obviously, for a more serious burn you should consult proper medical treatment.


Stardust
Stardust
Price: £4.31

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn fine read., 23 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Stardust (Kindle Edition)
Lovely story that, surprisingly is quite different from the film (which I also enjoyed).


Wacom STU-530 High Resolution Signature Pad with Sign Pro PDF Software
Wacom STU-530 High Resolution Signature Pad with Sign Pro PDF Software
Price: £277.91

2.0 out of 5 stars Effectively a digital Etch-a-Sketch, unless you pay for the necessary software., 13 Jan. 2015
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Wacom are better known for their Wacom Intuos Pen Graphics Tablets, where you can "draw, paint, scribble, or edit photos using Intuos and enjoy that classic pen-on-paper feeling." Anyone who works in graphic design will long know the name. What this does, at a most basic level, is allow you to take a (client/customer) signature and inserts that John Hancock into a PDF. It can also display pictures or a company logo when not in use.

The supplied instruction booklet is next to useless. It just shows you how to connect the stand to the pen pad and tether the stylus, that's it. Plugged in the mini USB cable (USB 2.0) and immediately the Wacom name and logo appeared on the 12.6cm screen. Windows 7 then went through the Drive Software Installation and shortly USB Composite Device, USB Input Device and WinUsb Device were loaded. The device was ready to use...

Except it wasn't. The booklet gives no further instructions and Wacom's website is surprisingly evasive when trying to find out about this device. I could "scribble" on the pad with the stylus (and a blue LED above the screen lit up each time I did), even tried using the other end of the stylus to see if it erased anything but no.

Further Googling and I now understand the STU-530 needs Wacom's "sign | pro PDF" software to run, software that incurs a further expense to the pen pad price. The software itself seems intriguing, with talk of "recording biometric data" to create an electronic fingerprint for protection and certification of documents. It would have been nice for Wacom to mentioned this in the box, because as it is this is as effective as a digital Etch-a-Sketch.

(apologies for the terrible spelling)


WWE Stackdown Hauler CM Punk/ The Rock/ Mark Henry and Daniel Bryan
WWE Stackdown Hauler CM Punk/ The Rock/ Mark Henry and Daniel Bryan
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars WWE licenced toy for young fans. Couldn't be built fast enough to play with!, 10 Jan. 2015
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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This is an ideal gift for an American wrestling fan. Nothing like the ITV Saturday wrestling of my youth...

It isn't Lego, but fully compatable with those building blocks, so if you want to add to this set you can. Within the box are ten bags of various sized pieces, mostly in red and grey, a a selection of stickers (logos and display panels on the trucks). There is an A4, 38 page glossy booklet with full colour diagrams of all the parts and how to put them together. You need this guide as it is quite impossible to built the Hauler setup without it.

There are also four two inch tall, poseable, figurines, they are:
CM Punk
Daniel Bryan
Mark Henry
The Rock(I've only heard of The Rock).

This set is also compatible with other Stackdown playsets, though this is the most expensive of the range. Once completed it is seen to be quite a setup, as you can see from the manufacturer's description above. However, as this set does not comprise a wrestling ring, you will probably end up buying more boxes to complete the setup. And you can never have enough of the wrestlers anyway.

In use, apart from the absolute joy on the face of the young 'un when unwrapped, the main problem was this: due to the uniformity of the bricks, we couldn't build the hauler as per the box cover / instrctions fast enough. If you have a child who finds it difficult to wait for toys to be built, or finds enjoyment in building, then this may not be the box of delights you initially wished for. If that's not a problem, then this is an excellent addition to the WWE world.


Colin McRae Rally
Colin McRae Rally

1.0 out of 5 stars installed game, spent ages with update. now won't go past loading screen., 26 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Colin McRae Rally (App)
Thought my 2013 Nexus 7 would be able to handle this game, but it just will not load.
Will delete it as it's a waste of memory.


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