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Scrubba Portable Clothes Washing Bag (2017 model) - for Travel, Camping, Hiking and Cleaning Laundry Anywhere, Green
Scrubba Portable Clothes Washing Bag (2017 model) - for Travel, Camping, Hiking and Cleaning Laundry Anywhere, Green
Price: £42.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Good results and saves sensitive skin, 20 Sept. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
What can I say other than it works! With the eco-friendly packaging you wonder just what you are buying into, not least at this price point.

Appearances are deceptive. It is just like a dry bag in reverse. Plenty of space inside for a typical hotel room or camp wash. Easy to "scrub" against the sort of rubbery wash board.

Although you could make do with a hotel sink or bath, there is the hygiene point that the wash bag is so much better, and the ability to properly clean the clothes in the bag gives it the edge.

We all have sensitive skin so are delighted to save our hands and put it all inside a sealed unit. Rinsing is really easy too.

I have knocked off one star though as it is a considered purchase, does take time to dry after use, and I do wonder whether the bag material will hold up against multiple washes using standard clothes detergents.


Remington AC9140 Proluxe Hair Dryer - Rose Gold
Remington AC9140 Proluxe Hair Dryer - Rose Gold
Price: £44.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Best hairdryer ever!, 20 Sept. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The best hairdryer ever! Very powerful, nice to hold (not too heavy).

It doesn't heat up at the end or the body which is incredible compared to all the other dryers I've had.

You can dial down both the heat and the air speed really easily using the rocker switches, and my (shoulder length) hair is dry in about 5 minutes.

The finish is half matte/half shiny in a rosy kind of metallic tint which looks stylish and expensive but doesn't show fingerprints and marks

The rest of the family love it too. My wife doesn't get hot and bothered when she uses it.

Cons - high speed is incredibly powerful (use with caution!), but that is the only con we can see.


Spider-Man Interactive App-Enabled Super Hero Play Set by Sphero
Spider-Man Interactive App-Enabled Super Hero Play Set by Sphero
Price: £149.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Little more than a talking doll !, 3 Sept. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Difficult to decide whether this is one or two stars. The "toy" is basically a talking figure with lcd eyes which change shape according to the activity/game you are in. Nothing moves which is both surprising and disappointing given the price and the fact this "toy" comes from the same team that created BB8.

The smartphone app that is used to "control" the "toy" has limited functionality, and the speech recognition is hit and miss.

Basically the whole thing works on a database of pre-recorded phrases etc that fit with the chosen activity. You can fight villains, hang out, etc but there is very limited basic interaction.

The claim is that this toy is good for anyone from age 4-18 but realistically 4-6 year olds would be the limit.

In typing this summary I've now realised that 2 stars just cannot be justified.

Either the interaction should be better (give the user more control) or the figure should have some movement if they want to justify the price point.

At the end of the day this is little more than a talking doll.
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Philips GC442/67 StyleTouch Pure Garment Steamer Complements Ironing - Quick Touch Up - Get Ready in No Time
Philips GC442/67 StyleTouch Pure Garment Steamer Complements Ironing - Quick Touch Up - Get Ready in No Time
Price: £100.64

4.0 out of 5 stars A quick to use steamer that performs well, 28 Aug. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Set up was a little complicated as the pictures which serve as instructions are not entirely clear. For example, the on button (at the back of the unit) actually slides. Could have done with an arrow on it perhaps.

The steam was quite quick to start flowing and the unit was easy to fill - very much the same as a normal iron. The water tank in the base is quite transparent. There's a light on the back which stops flashing when it is ready to go.

There is no base unit, so you lift up the steamer with cable attached, that cable maybe should have been a little longer as you have to be working on garments close to the power socket.

There is no power steam - just a gentle flow for as long as you keep the steam button pressed (and there is water in it). We did find the unit became a little hot above the steam button so you have to be careful of how you hold it.

There's a handy "styling mat" which you can either hang up inside or behind the garment, or put it underneath, when steaming.

Results are pretty good. Clothes that had been packed in cases and therefore badly creased were vastly improved and without too much time or effort.

The brush/distance widget (apparently for greater steam penetration on heavy garments) has to be firmly clicked in place but has to be put on before steaming as it takes about half an hour to cool down sufficiently.

It takes up about the same space as an iron, and you could probably wind the cable around the base for storage. Weight is good, not too heavy for what it is.

Conclusion - a quick to use steamer that performs very well in general home use.


Roamer Women's AEU980 4823 PE Quartz Watch with Mother Of Pearl Dial Analogue Display and Stainless Steel Bracelet
Roamer Women's AEU980 4823 PE Quartz Watch with Mother Of Pearl Dial Analogue Display and Stainless Steel Bracelet
Price: £166.51

5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a premium product., 30 July 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Although this isn't a "well known brand", this does have a Swiss movement and on box-opening there is definitely a wow! factor.

If the strap needs shortening they ask you to send it to their service team for free, and it is clear that the company wants to position themselves and their products at the high end of the market.

Looking at the watch, the gold is quite bright but what catches the eye is the stunning mother of pearl face which is set off beautifully by the overall design. It isn't too blingy (not encrusted with crystals etc). The ceramic elements fit perfectly with the gold and add to the feeling of wearing something special.

Top marks to the designers too for making it so easy to read the time! I've seen a few supposedly premium watches which are not necessarily fit for purpose.

The weight is also good - heavy but not too heavy to wear, and it is incredibly comfortable on the wrist (the bracelet links don't dig in or pinch).

Overall this is the kind of watch/jewellery which really can't fail to please and if received as a present would truly memorable.


Filorga Optim Eyes Lotion 110 ml
Filorga Optim Eyes Lotion 110 ml
Price: £26.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Premium eye make up remover but not sure if better than micellar water, 30 July 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The most important thing to say is with my wife having incredibly sensitive eyes and reactive skin, she has had no problems with this product. It doesn't say "hypoallergenic" but does say "opthamalogically tested".

There are three component parts to the product - you shake to mix - and that shaking to mix makes it like an emulsion the consistency of a salad dressing.

It seems to be a hold and soak product rather than wipe across the eye (so perhaps melt the make-up before wiping away). The instructions are to leave the residue on overnight, which begs the question of whether that means traces of make-up will remain too.

There's no strong perfume to this, and the ingredients do have a subtle quite pleasant smell.

Overall, there are mixed feelings. It is clearly an up market product, it does what it says in terms of removing eye make-up gently, but I remain to be convinced whether this is better than tried and trusted micellar water.

As yet


Premium Leather Flip down Case for Apple iPhone 8 / iPhone 7 by TORRO ( compatible with iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, Italian Black Leather)
Premium Leather Flip down Case for Apple iPhone 8 / iPhone 7 by TORRO ( compatible with iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, Italian Black Leather)
Offered by TORRO Cases
Price: £21.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classy, quality leather cover, 30 July 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I had two Torro cases for my old 5S so was delighted to find this option when I had to change my phone recently.

The insert that holds the phone is snug but not difficult to clip it into, and all the buttons and ports are easily accessible around the sides.

The magnetic flip cover sits in place well (note it is not an auto-wake type cover) and looks like it will be just as protective as the previous two.

The leather itself feels premium and hard wearing. It is smooth but not too glossy, and the red stitching is a classy contract to the black leather.

As a business user I didn't want anything too quirky and did want something which protects the screen when the phone is in my jacket pocket.

This ticks all the boxes, and I wouldn't hesitate to repurchase.


Belkin Travel Charger Stand For Apple Watch Series 1 & 2, 38mm & 42mm (with NightStand Mode) - Black
Belkin Travel Charger Stand For Apple Watch Series 1 & 2, 38mm & 42mm (with NightStand Mode) - Black
Price: £24.99

3.0 out of 5 stars If I'd bought this I suspect I'd feel somehow cheated., 28 July 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Maybe it is me, but this just feels a tad expensive for what it does. You use your existing watch charger ticked into the stand so that it flips up behind the watch to charge it.

The round plastic base supports the watch but doesn't secure it in place at all. You'd have to ensure your strap was fastened or put the watch flat (putting it flat kind of defeats the object).

If I'd bought this I suspect I would feel somehow cheated.

Looking online there are plenty of other options for docking stations like this and to be fair some look more expensive but at the listed price today this is a lot of money for a small circle of plastic!


Belkin PocketPower 5000 mAh Ultra Power Bank, High Speed Portable Charger for Apple iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, Huawei P9 and More - Silver
Belkin PocketPower 5000 mAh Ultra Power Bank, High Speed Portable Charger for Apple iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, Huawei P9 and More - Silver
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Neat unit with plenty of power reserve, 27 July 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
As there is no cable included, you have to sort out your own USB cable to connect to whichever device(s) you intend using this with.

On ipad and iphone it has been excellent. Probably 2-3 charges of an iPhone from one fully charged Belkin unit.

It does heat up quite a bit when recharging off the mains USB but these days most of these devices seem to gain heat rapidly.

Build quality is, as you'd expect from Belkin, pretty darn goo. Rounded edges, solid feel and would sit happily in a pocket or handbag.

As emergency power back-up I'd rate this alongside the best Anker and similar.


Classic 42 bottle pine wood and galvanised metal wine rack self assembly
Classic 42 bottle pine wood and galvanised metal wine rack self assembly
Offered by Cranville wine racks
Price: £30.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy, quite easy to put together with patience., 22 July 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is actually quite easy to put together with a little patience, a hammer and a hard flat surface.

The key is following the diagram by starting one line in from each side of two cross bars. By then working outwards and leaving the final outer lines of wooden bars to the end you will have one side done.

All the posts have a small pilot hole on the other end to align them correctly to the flat back metal bars. Again if you follow the diagram you won't go wrong.

You can buy this ready made for about another £9 but unless you cannot wield a hammer then save that and spend it on some wine to put on the finished rack ;-)

It is definitely sturdy and I've been able to transfer the spoils of a French day trip so that we don't have cardboard cartons crammed into the cupboard.


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