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The Perfect Cosmetics Company My Perfect Eyes Cream 100 Applications
The Perfect Cosmetics Company My Perfect Eyes Cream 100 Applications
Price: £33.90

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed, 6 Mar. 2017
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If you're going to call your company 'the perfect cosmetics company' then you're probably setting yourself up for a fall at some point.

Case in point, this 'My Perfect Eyes' Cream. The small bottle looks good with it's pure white label and lid looking very professional. Applying is easy enough, once you've applied a base layer of foundation (recommended by the manufacturers as the chemicals in this are quite strong if applied directly on skin) you dab this on and it works by stretching the skin. My wife made sure she followed the instructions to the letter, shaking the bottle well, first.

The resulting application has the unfortunate effect of making your skin feel as if it's been glued in place, it was also slightly itchy, too. Yes, there were signs that it improved the wrinkles around the eyes but only because it was pulling the skin tight in a very uncomfortable way.

Not impressed at all, really. Far from perfect
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Nintendo Switch Accessory Set - Carry Case + Screen Protector
Nintendo Switch Accessory Set - Carry Case + Screen Protector
Price: £16.40

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good case but terrible screen protector, 4 Mar. 2017
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This official Switch case is pretty good for the cost. It's a soft case but the outer material seems hard enough and padded enough to take a few knocks without damaging the console.

The main body of the case fits the Switch with both Joy-cons fitted to it, then a middle section folds down on the screen with a better top (the opposite side of the screen) for things like headphones and a series of game cartridge slots to keep them all safe in one place. Folded out, this middle section of material can also act as a stand for the screen which is slightly more sturdy than the Switch kickstand on the console itself.

The inside material is soft and well made which should prevent scratches and there are 2 zips on the outside.

The added screen protector is terrible, though. Best to forget it's there at all and just buy this for the case.


Maybelline Baby Lips Color Crayon 10 Sugary Orange
Maybelline Baby Lips Color Crayon 10 Sugary Orange
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Funky colour but no staying power, 27 Feb. 2017
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Not quite as orange as we feared, this crayon style lipstick balm is still quite funky and certainly stands out. Being a crayon, it's not as precise as lipstick but still goes on easily.

Of course it's not just how it goes on but how it stays on that matters and unfortunately this is where Maybelline loose a star as it doesn't really last more than a morning without a topup.

Would be fun for a change but you'd need to keep it with you to reapply.


Hallmark Pop Up Mum Mother's Day Card "With Love" - Medium
Hallmark Pop Up Mum Mother's Day Card "With Love" - Medium
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Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Different pop-up design makes this card stand out, 27 Feb. 2017
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This is a really nice and very different card, thanks to the pop-up element, especially the inside which is quite unusual.

The card is well decorated with Diamante heart shapes on one side and colour throughout. It would certainly stand out on a mantle piece in more ways than one! The message inside is nice without being too over the top.

The envelope fitted well, though it's slightly harder to get in due to the pop-up nature of the card.


bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask 100 ml
bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask 100 ml
Price: £42.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Visable improvements...For a while., 27 Feb. 2017
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We're not sure what to think about this Bliss Oxygen energising mask. It's only 100ml for quite a high price but then if it works, it's worth the cost, right?

Well, it had mixed results when my wife tried it a few times. The pump action bottle releases a strange off-pink mixture which you then rub (ok, massage) in to a wet face. It does lather well and this means you don't need all that much to spread and it did release a nice citrus aroma, too. So far, so good.

Although it went on well, it did feel dry in some areas and not on others. We put this down to maybe the face not being damp enough in places, though. When taken off there were visible signs of improvement to wrinkles, which was pleasing. We found that these didn't last all too long, 2-3 hours the first time and a little longer the second. It may be that it improves with further use and we've just tried it a third time and it's difficult to tell. So it works for a while but it's quite expensive for the time it does work for. Erring on 4 stars rather than 3 as it does seem to provide visable improvements.


Building a Minecraft City (Dummies Junior)
Building a Minecraft City (Dummies Junior)
by Sarah Guthals
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book of ideas for your Minecraft City., 27 Feb. 2017
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This Minecraft book from the 'Dummies' team is aimed at a younger audience and has larger pictures with less text than usual. It's useful for all versions of Minecraft, including the tablet and phone mobile version that my daughters both love.

Thankfully, everything is explained well at the start and the pictures help to make understanding the steps needed to make things like buildings, fountains or even rollercoasters work. In my copy the pictures could have been a little lighter, though, as they're sometimes a little too dark to make out all the details.

It's not a hugely comprehensive book on Minecraft, there are other more complicated books for that, but it does what it sets out to do, with a few extra surprises, for the novice Minecraft player.


Tefal FF220040 Mini Fryer - White/Black
Tefal FF220040 Mini Fryer - White/Black
Price: £40.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for smaller meal portions., 27 Feb. 2017
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This tiny Tefal fryer is great for smaller spaces where you only need to fry for one or two people. We use this for our kids when they want chips and we don't, but it's also useful for small fish fillets or other small items.

It's worth noting how small the basket really is, though, as it does only provide smaller portions. This also means that it cooks faster and uses less oil, so great to save money. The fryer has only 2 heat settings, 150 and 190, chosen via a dial on the front. It couldn't really be any simpler to use, either.

Cleaning is hit and miss, although the whole lid comes off and the basket is obviously removable, the whole of the inside where the oil sits can't be removed and there's no easy way to empty the oil, short of tipping the whole unit over. If you're recycling oil back into a bottle then this does become tricky, so it loses one star for this. However, once the oil is out, the material used for the inside is very easy to wipe clean.

Overall, this is a perfect little well designed fryer at a great price for small meals that should save money if you're only frying a small amount of food.


Hallmark Mum Mother's Day Card "Super Sized Hug" - Medium
Hallmark Mum Mother's Day Card "Super Sized Hug" - Medium

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheeky card for kids to give to their mother, 27 Feb. 2017
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Another cute Hallmark card that is perfectly suitable for kids to give to their mother.

The joke inside is that the kid is always thinking about themselves so their gift is about them...a hug! It's a heartwarming card that should make any mother smile.

The quality of the card is good, if not outstanding, with sparkly elements making it stand out more. I love the deep pink colour. It comes with a well fitting envelope.


Hallmark Forever Friends Mum Mother's Day Card "Worlds Loveliest" - Large
Hallmark Forever Friends Mum Mother's Day Card "Worlds Loveliest" - Large
Price: £2.65

5.0 out of 5 stars Cute card for kids to give to their mother, 27 Feb. 2017
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Another cute card for Mother's Day from Hallmark with a teddy bear and a nice, slightly different, message inside.

Perfect for children to give to their mothers, really, with a nice pastel pink colour and a funny message about putting your feet up (most mothers would probably answer with 'fat chance', mind you!). Came with a good fitting envelope that stuck down well.


Unicorn in New York: Louie in a Spin (Unicorn in New York 3)
Unicorn in New York: Louie in a Spin (Unicorn in New York 3)
by Rachel Hamilton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Slapstick Unicorns. What more do you need?, 27 Feb. 2017
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Although this is the third book in a series, it's easy enough to read as a stand-alone book despite a few details that you wouldn't really know if you hadn't read the previous ones (we hadn't and filled in the gaps fine), though reading the others would probably help. Rachel Hamilton's character is perfect for Unicorn-loving 9-10 year olds who should be able to read this themselves, or younger children if you read it to them.

Louie is a funny character who finds himself getting into trouble, this time due to entering a dancing contest when he can't really do classical dance all that well. It's very slapstick style humour that had us both laughing out loud at points as my daughter read it to me and reminded me a little of Frank Spencer from Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em, he's that sort of a character that doesn't always understand what's going on but has boundless optimism.

The illustrations are a great addition that help children to visualise the character and my daughter loved them (as she loves anything related to Unicorns). Overall a great read, if not the best place to start.


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