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L'Oreal Studio Pro Heat It Hot & Sleek 200ml
L'Oreal Studio Pro Heat It Hot & Sleek 200ml
Offered by BEST UK DEALS LTD
Price: £8.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good product, 5 Jan. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Nice bright packaging this is aimed at the younger market, my daughter blond thick hair and lots of it loves this product, simply apply and this works without gumming up the hair straightners or heated curlers depending on your preference she uses both.
The product smells quite nice out of the bottle.


Cressi Reaction Adult Scuba Diving Open Heel Fins with Bungee Strap
Cressi Reaction Adult Scuba Diving Open Heel Fins with Bungee Strap
Price: £65.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Flip Flap Flop, 3 Jan. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Flippers for use by the avid snorkeler, these easy to use and are easy to fit with essentially a rubber heal strap to hold them on, as I am not a flipper expert I can only assume this is fairly standard. The flippers I have came in XL and are a comfortable fit on size 11 feet.

They look good with the silver flashing on black polypropylene material. These out of water are quite stiff but in water seemed to have a good deal of flexibility without hindering the leg movements.

I like them very much.


Luxury Venetian Black Filagree Lace Masquerade Mask Masked Ball - Jane
Luxury Venetian Black Filagree Lace Masquerade Mask Masked Ball - Jane
Offered by Rubber Johnnies Mask & Toy Company
Price: £2.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality cheap masquerade party mask, 29 Dec. 2016
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Good quality cheap masquerade party mask fits most heads just needs to be tied neatly at the back fits an adult sized head and has some shape built in to bridge the nose for instance.


Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush, Rose Gold Edition  (UK 2-pin Bathroom Plug with USB Travel Charger)
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush, Rose Gold Edition (UK 2-pin Bathroom Plug with USB Travel Charger)
Price: £149.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rather expensive its worth it as the cleaning results are wonderful, 29 Dec. 2016
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A sign of quality the Philips sonicare range is great and this latest update to the range is no exception.
First to be aware if you have not used one of these toothbrushes before they initially tickle in the extreme, but after a couple of days you do get used to it.

The brush runs for two minutes with a little skip step every 30 seconds to remind you to change the quadrant in your mouth that you are cleaning.

The brush charges wirelessly and requires charging roughly every two weeks.

While this gold edition is rather expensive its worth it as the cleaning results are wonderful.


Damn Fine Cherry Pie: The Unauthorised Cookbook Inspired by the TV Show Twin Peaks
Damn Fine Cherry Pie: The Unauthorised Cookbook Inspired by the TV Show Twin Peaks
by Lindsey Bowden
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Themed delight, 22 Dec. 2016
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Damned if I ever came across a themed cook book which I like more, the TV series was great and that we are still talking about it more than 25 years later says something about the program.
The recipes are all here from ‘Cherry pie’ to ‘Peanut butter and jelly burgers’, and these recipes do not spare the calories, so waste lines beware.
The recipes themselves are easy to follow, and the advanced cook may want to freestyle some of them, the book well laid out and easy to follow.
If you don’t want to cook but have a coffee table discussion piece then there is trivia and facts from the show, in the book and either the recipes or the trivia impinge on each other.
So in the works of Agent Cooper this is a damned fine recipe book.


London Fog 1966 [VINYL]
London Fog 1966 [VINYL]
Offered by roundMediaUK
Price: £40.13

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange days, 22 Dec. 2016
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This review is from: London Fog 1966 [VINYL] (Vinyl)
The earliest Live Doors recordings finally made available, what a shame again that this box set is rather poor value for money.
The music was captured live on a reel to reel tape recorder at the London Fog, the music is recognisably the Doors as a band they appear to be fully formed, and professional competent musicians still some time away from a recording contract but the spark is there.
Despite the source the sound quality is very good there are official live albums with much worse sound quality (Earthbound by King crimson for instance). The music includes originals ‘Strange days’ a year away from official album release and ‘You make me real’ which is nearly 3 years from its official album release, as well as blues covers such as ‘Baby Please don’t Go’, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ and ‘Lucille’. It’s a shame the second reel has not been found as we would also get a version of ‘The End’. To that extent I cannot fault the music.

The box contains a set list (authentically crumpled) a coaster (with Pamela Curzon’s name on the back), some glossy photos, a small essay about the venue the show and the Doors and the 30 minute set on CD and vinyl, all this is then held in place with a large amount of bubble wrap the box is that big and the contents that small.
All in itself is very nice to have but why do we have to buy Vinyl and CD together?
A note as well do dial the phone number in the bottom of the box you may be surprised!!
The box comes in a postage box which is Doors branded as well which is a nice touch
My compliant is why not include the demo’s which originally appeared in The Doors box set , or add the music to a re-issue of the matrix music in a box set and give us some value for money in terms of music content, for the price this represents more than one pound a minute for the music.
In summary the music is exemplary the box set is a waste of space, and the whole project could have been much better executed.


SKIN&CO Roma Rosemary and Verbena Body Gel 230 ml
SKIN&CO Roma Rosemary and Verbena Body Gel 230 ml
Price: £20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many compromises, 22 Dec. 2016
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A rather expensive shower gel which does a shower gel of a job, but while ticking some boxes for me fails some others.
The gel is nice and thick and lathers quite well in hard water; the gel has a very smooth feel and seems to cover with a slightly slimy feel. The consistency is something like fairy liquid from the 70’s and the colour is similar.
You also don’t need much of the gel to cover the whole body, which is good as the size of the bottle is a lot smaller than most off the shelf and much cheaper gels.
It does wash well and while it has a nice smell, the smell is in my opinion it’s not quite macho enough of a smell for a man and not quite feminine enough for a lady.
Overall then a mixed bag it does what it’s supposed to do and gets you clean but there are much better smelling products on the market (and available on Amazon) for a fraction of the cost.


Love And Rockets: Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven [Blu-ray]
Love And Rockets: Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Love & Rockets
Price: £18.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dream of Teenage Heaven, 20 Dec. 2016
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1985 Psych Pop boom I completely missed the first time around, so when this unexpected surround release appeared I thought in for a penny.., being a surround fan.

What a pleasant surprise, a great album with some cracking non-album extras. Interestingly the original stereo mix was only done at CD sampling rates 16/44.1 so what Neil Wilkes the re-mix co-ordinator (and band fan) has done is go back and re-create the stereo mix at hi rez sampling rates. So if you want the original Stereo mix then CD is as good as you will get but the new mix on this pure Audio Blu ray is the only truly Hi Rez Stereo Mix.
Neil and BJ Cole have also created a very good 5.1 mix for this album, with The Dog-End of a Day Gone By, Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven, and Pink Floyd Cover Lucifer Sam being highlights.

The menu is fuss free with the disc authored to start with DTS 5.1 MA but with hot buttons so you don’t need a screen to listen play the album if you want LPCM press yellow for instance.

This is one of the unexpected surround releases of the year and one of the highlights for me.
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The Pixies: Doolittle [Blu-Ray] [2016]
The Pixies: Doolittle [Blu-Ray] [2016]
Dvd ~ Pixies
Price: £18.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Monkeys Gone to Heaven, 19 Dec. 2016
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An unexpected bonus at the end of this year is the release of the Pixies Doolittle on Hi rez blu ray format, an album re-released with no particular anniversary having been released originally in 1989.
I picked this up for nostalgic purposes as much as the fact that is in surround.
First thing to report is that the disc comes with both 5.1 surround and original stereo mixes, and while I will probably only listen to the stereo mix once it does sound great, it’s the 5.1 that makes this disc fantastic. I know people have been disappointed with past pixies surround, this time the mix is truly discrete and has plenty of oomph with good and not gimmicky use of the surround field, songs such as Monkey really do stand out.
The menu is fuss free with the disc authored to start with DTS MA but with hot buttons so you don’t need a screen to listen play the album if you want LPCM press yellow for instance.


B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
Price: £401.78

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound but at a price, 19 Dec. 2016
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A fantastic pair of Bluetooth connective Noise cancelling headphones, the first thing that impresses is the presentation box which immediately screams luxury, this is not always a good sign for sound quality, as compromises are made elsewhere.
I am however happy to report that this is not the case with these headphones, these not only look good they sound good.
Out of the box the headphones should be charged using the supplied USB cable, this can be through USB enabled plug socket or a PC.
The connectivity offered is Bluetooth but you do have a jack wired option and as you would expect there is a jack in the box the cable length being adequate rather than too long.
Bluetooth connectivity is easy with the headphones paring easily with the phones in our house an i-phone (Apple OS), Vertu (Android) and an LG (Android).
Music sounded good and clear, with a nice precise bass & mid-range and no harsh treble overtones.
The noise cancelling is good blocking out a lot of extraneous noise, I tried listening to music in the bathroom while someone was having a shower and it was pretty quiet.
Obviously these are not cheap but in this case I think you do get what you pay for.


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