Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 70% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Profile for Bernardette Lugner > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Bernardette Lugner
Top Reviewer Ranking: 712
Helpful Votes: 1704

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Bernardette Lugner (Manchester, UK)
(TOP 1000 REVIEWER)   

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-20
pixel
VECELO Eames Style DSW Eiffel Plastic Retro Dining Chair/ Lounge Chair, Set of 2(white2)
VECELO Eames Style DSW Eiffel Plastic Retro Dining Chair/ Lounge Chair, Set of 2(white2)
Offered by VECELO
Price: £45.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reproduction of classic 20th C design, 18 July 2016
Your choice is a licenced copy of the Eames design, made by Vitra and costing about £300, or a lower cost copy -- and this one is one of the lowest priced you will find. But is it any good? It has to be a close copy, and must be well made. This Vecelo offering scores very well on both counts.

The faithfulness of design is excellent, and I could see only a couple of obvious, minor differences. The legs are of beech, but the "real thing" would usually have maple or other hardwood. And the visible bolts that fix the metal underframe to the legs ought to be black . . . but a touch of enamel paint soon fixes that. The seat moulding is perfectly manufactured. I've attached a few photos, but one of them is actually a full price Vitra chair. Spot it?

Everything arrived properly packed and protected, and complete with a hex key (Allen key) and the bolts and washers you will need. If you have ever assembled anything from Ikea, this will be easy! The result was rigid, comfortable to sit on, and good-looking. Great value for money, too.
Comment Comment | Permalink


The Ladies' Paradise (BBC tie-in) (Oxford World's Classics)
The Ladies' Paradise (BBC tie-in) (Oxford World's Classics)
by …mile Zola
Edition: Paperback
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Dazzling department store drama, 13 July 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I first read Au Bonheur des Dames several years ago, but had forgotten what a great and exciting book it is. This modern translation is way ahead of the century-old, bowdlerised translations by Vizetelly. It's the story of how Octave Mouret grows his great department store in Paris, devouring all rivals, captivating and simultaneously despising his customers, exploiting his staff, full of visions for new business...good grief, it sounds like Amazon.

There are amazing set-pieces: the great sales, the machine-like workings of the store, the hypnotic effect on the customers, the astonishing displays, the expanding buildings, and many more.

Actually, the book reflects the true story of the great Paris store Bon Marche. Inside Mouret's swashbuckling progress you'll find the romantic story and business career of Denise, impoverished shopgirl from the provinces, and the dreadful tragedies of the small shopkeepers driven into bankruptcy by the great store. The book is full of lessons for our own times, and anyone with any interest in retailing ought to read it. If you've ever shopped at John Lewis, Selfridges or even M&S -- read it. Don't worry about the tie-in to the rather soppy BBC series based on Zola's book; that only affects the cover.


Rapesco Paper Holder/Staple Remover - Powder Blue
Rapesco Paper Holder/Staple Remover - Powder Blue
Price: £9.54

3.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, it's just what I wanted, 13 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a small answer to a small problem. It holds up a sheet of paper or thin card, which is useful if you are copying from it. The little, pastel-coloured gadget is heavy enough to stay in place, and has non-slip pads so it won't damage a polished surface. On top are three mysterious, tiny, round depressions.

At the rear, a pointy tail protrudes, and you can use this to rip out staples. I suppose you could employ the thing as a not too weighty paperweight.


Sabrent 2.5 Inch to 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting Kit (BK-HDDH)
Sabrent 2.5 Inch to 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting Kit (BK-HDDH)
Offered by Store4PC-Europe
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No risk of slipped disk, 6 July 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
You can get a cheaper disk mount, but it will just be a piece of bent metal that you hope will fit. This a cut above those, with a choice of mounting holes and positions that should fit a wide range of PCs and 2.5-inch disks. I wanted to mount a 2.5-inch SSD in my Lenovo Desktop, in which the disks need to be firmly bolted to a vertical frame -- nothing but the bolts holds them in.

The Sabrent mount came with a bag of screws for the SSD and bolts for fixing to the PC frame. The mount itself is cleverly designed and will hold two 2.5-inch devices. I screwed in the SSD to the mount, then the whole thing is fixed into the PC as if it were a 3-5 inch disk, using the supplied bolts. Plug in the cables, and job done, with a rigid fixture of my expensive new SSD accomplished. My only criticisms are that some of the mount's edges are sharp and could easily give your fingers a cut, so handle with care; and the price is a bit high, I think.


SanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB Sata III 2.5 inch Internal SSD, up to 535 MB/s [Newest Version]
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB Sata III 2.5 inch Internal SSD, up to 535 MB/s [Newest Version]
Price: £104.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This disk slipped in, 6 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I used this SSD to upgrade my desktop PC, but it is also ideal for a laptop. If your computer is a few years old, an SSD will give a real performance boost, as long as you already have enough memory. Before buying an SSD, I think you should get your memory up to 8GB.
What’s more, you should also be confident in opening up your computer, removing and installing disks, running technical software, and changing Windows settings as necessary.

On my 3 year old Lenovo desktop, I am now seeing Windows start, shutdown, sleep and wake much faster than before, and programs open and close faster, too. This is especially noticeable with heavy disk-using programs; in my case it’s Quickbooks that at last is actually quick, and Outlook and the other Office programs also go faster. There’s even a performance boost to web browsing, which I had not expected. Overall, this SSD seems to be a good investment to keep your computer going well for another 2 or 3 years at a far lower cost than buying a replacement.

What you get is just the SSD itself. You will also need to buy a USB-to-SATA cable if you are installing the SSD in a laptop, or a mounting bracket and screws for 2.5-inch disk if you are installing the SSD in a desktop PC. I bought this one Sabrent 2.5 Inch to 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting Kit (BK-HDDH). You then need to get some instructions and software for cloning your old hard disk to the new SSD. A bit of googling will show numerous instructions, some of them too old to trust, from the days when SSDs were newfangled, expensive, and untrusted.

I went to the SanDisk website, and found their Quick-Start Installation Guide, which was fine. As they recommended, I downloaded and installed the free Apricorn Ez-Gig IV cloning software. This software proved to be excellent, as it describes each step clearly, and it cloned my hard disk – nearly 400GB – to the SSD in an hour. It’s worth printing off the EZ Gig User’s Guide, and reading this before you start.


Manuka Doctor ApiRefine CC Cream with SPF20 30 ml
Manuka Doctor ApiRefine CC Cream with SPF20 30 ml
Price: £9.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice colour corrector, 4 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This slightly coloured cream is like a tinted moisturiser that will blur small imperfections and has some UV protection factor, too, so it could be your only facial product. However, you can simply apply foundation on top of it. The colour looked to me too intense when I first dispensed some, but once on my skin, the colour seemed much more subtle.

Whether the small content of manuka honey and bee venom will do anything at all is moot, but I know that many women swear by these ingredients and this cream is one of a wide range of products containing them. I've tried, and like, several of them, and this one was very pleasant to use.


Bay City Electrical 4.2 AMP Twin USB Port Wall Power Plug Socket Compatible with iOS/Android Smartphones and Tablets  - White
Bay City Electrical 4.2 AMP Twin USB Port Wall Power Plug Socket Compatible with iOS/Android Smartphones and Tablets - White
Price: £24.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Swap a power socket for a USB, 29 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I got the single USB port version. Think carefully before you buy this, and be sure that's it's the right product for your needs. I'm saying that because if you fit this wall socket in place of an existing double wall socket in your house, you will be losing one of your 13-amp power sockets, and will end up with one 13-amp socket and one USB charging socket. If you buy the twin version, you lose both your 13-amp outlets and get two USB charging ports. Unusually, you get a 4.2A maximum power, which few devices need today.

If you are happy with the usual 2.1A output power, then you might prefer a dual socket that keeps your two 13-amp outlets as well as giving you USB charge ability, for example MK 13A 2-Gang Double Pole Switched Socket with 2.1A USB Charging.


Post-it Super Sticky Removable Notes Pad 90 Sheets 76x76mm Ref 654-12SSCY [Pack 12] - Canary Yellow
Post-it Super Sticky Removable Notes Pad 90 Sheets 76x76mm Ref 654-12SSCY [Pack 12] - Canary Yellow
Price: £12.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Stick for Post-it notes, 29 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Do your Post-it notes sometimes drop off? These could be the answer, because they stick a bit harder!

Exactly the same size and yellow colour as standard Post-its, they have slightly stronger adhesive. The pads have only 90 notes each, as opposed to standard Post-its, which come in 100s. The paper seems about 10% thicker and is less flexible, too. The difference in stickiness is especially noticeable on non-smooth surfaces, like the edges of my computer monitor, or on wood.

The notes peel off easily, and I haven't seen any marks or stickiness left behind, so well done 3M.


VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2011- TAILORED CAR FLOOR MATS DELUXE BLACK
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2011- TAILORED CAR FLOOR MATS DELUXE BLACK
Offered by Car Van Truck
Price: £13.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit floor mats, 29 Jun. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
These mats are great value for money, and fitted my 2013 Passat perfectly. The front mats clip on to the pegs in the floor, and the rear mats fill the foot wells for the back seats. Can you get something thicker, more luxurious, in a range of colours? Well, of course you can, but be prepared to pay a lot more.


Reversible Over Door Hook - Stainless Steel - Set of 2
Reversible Over Door Hook - Stainless Steel - Set of 2
Offered by Response Scotland
Price: £2.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, strong hooks, 27 Jun. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
These are strong hooks that fitted my kitchen cabinet doors exactly, leaving a protruding hook for teatowels. Good.

Flip the hook, and the wider end will fit over most interior doors. One of these is going into the baby changing bag, because so few changing room or toilet doors have a hook, and I don't want to put my bag on a dirty floor.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-20