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Omiera Labs Illumizone Anti Aging Under Eye Serum for Dark Circles and Wrinkles
Omiera Labs Illumizone Anti Aging Under Eye Serum for Dark Circles and Wrinkles
Offered by omiera labs
Price: £89.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good under-eye serum, 26 Aug. 2016
This is a good quality under-eye serum.
It is aimed at the classic under-eye problem areas of sags skin, lines/wrinkles and dark ‘circles’. I asked my wife to try it out and my report is based on her experience with the product.
The serum is a thick and clear gel with a slight fragrance. It feels very rich and it is easily absorbed into the skin. You just need to use a tiny amount as it goes a long way and the skin area on which you use it is tiny. Once applied it seems to contract and tighten very slightly so it stretches the skin and, therefore, reduces the effect of some lines and wrinkles. It also seems to increase the volume of the skin very slightly so it makes the skin surface look ‘plumper’ and firmer if you see what I mean. Over a few applications it also seems to reduce the impact of dark circles under the eyes. I don’t know if this is because it contains some kind of concealer or lightener or for some other reason.
The only way to really evaluate a product like this is to try it out over a period of time. My wife will, therefore, continue to use this gel and I will provide updates every few weeks to record how it is performing. At first inspection the signs appear promising but the real test will be in the longer term.
Overall I think this is a good quality product that really seems to work, at least in the short term. It is very expensive. When I received my sample it was on sale at Amazon for about £50 for a 0.5 fluid ounce (about 14g) jar. That is seriously expensive. It is, however, directly comparable with other high-end anti-ageing creams made by the top western cosmetics houses. If it works as good as they do then and if you get value out of using it, I guess it might be worth it for you. So far it looks promising but please refer back to this review later for regular updates.
I received this item free or at a substantial discount from the seller in return for a fair and honest review. The seller has not attempted to influence my review in any way.
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YaPeach Sunrise Simulation Wake-up Light, 5 Sounds Alarm Clock 3 Colors Atmosphere Lamp 3-Brightness Bedside Light with FM Radio for Procrastinator Environmentalist Nature Lover
YaPeach Sunrise Simulation Wake-up Light, 5 Sounds Alarm Clock 3 Colors Atmosphere Lamp 3-Brightness Bedside Light with FM Radio for Procrastinator Environmentalist Nature Lover
Offered by YaPeach
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great daylight wake-up clock, 26 Aug. 2016
This is a great ‘novelty’ bedside clock/radio.
It is totally different to a boring standard bedside clock/radio because when it is time to get up it emits a bright simulated daylight! This really helps you get up on dark morning. It is much better than groping round in the dark and slowly waking up still in the dark.
In the box you get the clock/radio, a USB power cable and a set of instructions. The clock is primarily mains powered with two AAA batteries for back up in case of a mains power failure. You can either connect the clock to any mains or battery powered electrical device with a USB port or direct to the mains. If you do want to connect it direct to the mains you need to get a separate USB/UK plug adaptor. You can buy these on Amazon for a few pounds. You should note that the back-up AAA batteries are not provided so you need to buy them separately beforehand.
The face of the clock is plain white. In the central area there is a digital time display that shows the current time. Right underneath the time display there are fur buttons that ley you change the ‘mood’ colour of the clock face. You can either leave the face white or change it to green, red, blue or purple. You can also change the light intensity and chose between 25%, 50% 75% and 100%, again depending on your mood and on how you want to use the light.
The wake-up function is great. If you set the alarm the light-up sequence starts 30 minutes before the alarm goes off. The brightness of the face slowly increases from nothing to 100% over the course of that 30 minutes so when the alarm does go off you wake to the full illumination.
The clock/radio also includes and FM radio and an alarm clock. It comes with an FM radio aerial cable that provides a good quality signal. The alarm clock ca be set to any time you want and you can choose between a number of different alarm tones ranging from birdsong to waves.
Overall I think this is a great ‘fun’ clock/radio. When I received my sample it was on sale at just under £20 on Amazon and I consider it a reasonable bargain at that price. I would certainly recommend it to anybody who wants a reliable and fun bedside clock/ radio that is a bit different.
I received this item free or at a substantial discount from the seller in return for a fair and honest review. The seller has not attempted to influence my review in any way.

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Silver Mountain 925 Sterling Silver Dog Cat Paw Black Cubic Zirconia Heart Pendant Necklace, 18" Rolo Chain
Silver Mountain 925 Sterling Silver Dog Cat Paw Black Cubic Zirconia Heart Pendant Necklace, 18" Rolo Chain
Offered by harmonyball fine jewelry
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple but beautiful paw pendant, 25 Aug. 2016
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This is a simple but beautiful silver heart pendant.
It is made of .925 Sterling Silver and is formed into a simple heart shape and featuring an animal paw print in black crystals. It is obviously aimed at people who have a favourite animal friend in mind. The heart is formed of a variable width band that lops over itself at the top. This gives the heart a certain depth as you look at it from the side and front. The animal paw print is positioned on the right hand side of the heart as you look at it and is made of silver and (I think) soldered or raised onto the main heart shape. The paw print is infilled with individually set black crystals.
The heart is about 34mm x 24mm (about 1.5 inches x 1 inch) and it weighs about 4.7g (less than a tenth of an ounce) so it is a fair size but very light.
The chain is about 460mm (about 18 inches long) so it hangs down below your neck for maximum visual appeal. It holds the heart on a simple loop hanger. The clasp looks reasonably strong and reliable.
In my opinion this is a nice pendant and would suit anybody who has a special animal friend and/or who wants to remember a departed animal. It is simple but very effective to anybody who understands its potential meaning. Somehow the lone paw print says a lot if you know what mean.
When I received my sample it was on sale at Amazon for under £13 on Amazon and I consider it to be a good bargain at that price.
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Vogue of Eden Unisex Onesie Costume Pyjamas Pink Cat Sleepwear L
Vogue of Eden Unisex Onesie Costume Pyjamas Pink Cat Sleepwear L

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Hello Kitty fun pajamas, 25 Aug. 2016
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These are nice summer-weight fun pajamas.
They are made of loose fitting lightweight cotton and are great for summer wear. They are one-piece with a button front. The legs and sleeves are short. There is also a fun hood designed to look like a kitten with eyes, ears, whiskers and even a yellow nose. Like the rest of the outfit the hood is baggy and loose fitting.
The manufacturing quality seems to be OK. The cotton is very thin and light but it is meant to be as these pajamas are clearly aimed at summer/fun wear rather than cold winter nights. I looked very closely at the pajamas and I could not find any obvious manufacturing defects. The seams are all nice and straight and there are no loose threads or stiches or anything like that.
I could not find any washing instructions but they seem to do OK on a standard 40 degree cotton wash.
In terms of sizing I ordered a size Large which, according to the seller sizing chart, corresponds to a UK 16. I would say they are a generous size 16 fit. They are big and baggy and are designed to fit loose. You might want to bear this in mind when ordering.
Overall I consider these to be a reasonable pair of lightweight summer pajamas at a reasonable price. When I received my sample they were on sale at Amazon for about £18 and I consider that comparable to similar pajamas on sale locally.
I received this item free or at a substantial discount from the seller in return for a fair and honest review. The seller has not attempted to influence my review in any way.
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ZEEFO 200 Lumens LED Solar Lights, Waterproof Solar Powered Spotlight 180° Adjustable Outdoor LED Wall Light Landscape Lighting Security Garden Night Lights In-ground Lights, Solar Flag Pole Light for Tree Patio, Driveway, Yard, Pathway, Garden, Deck ,Backyards (Changing Color-1 Pack)
ZEEFO 200 Lumens LED Solar Lights, Waterproof Solar Powered Spotlight 180° Adjustable Outdoor LED Wall Light Landscape Lighting Security Garden Night Lights In-ground Lights, Solar Flag Pole Light for Tree Patio, Driveway, Yard, Pathway, Garden, Deck ,Backyards (Changing Color-1 Pack)
Offered by ZEEFO Direct
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice solar powered multicolour garden light, 25 Aug. 2016
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This is really good solar powered multi-coloured outdoor spotlight.
It is designed outdoor use and the manufacturer claims it is waterproof to IP65 standard. If you are not familiar with IP, codes the first number measures protection against solid objects and the second number measures protection against liquids. IP65 means it is protected from dust and protected against the effects of water from low pressure jets (such as a hosepipe) from any direction. In other words you could put this light in your garden and it should be OK under all normal circumstances.
In the box you get the light/solar panel unit, a garden spike and a set of instructions. All you have to do is fix the spike into the unit and then push it into the ground.
The light itself comprises a bank of four LED bulbs. These give off a beautiful variable coloured light. Sometimes all four bulbs are red then some of them change to green and then a kind of dark purple colour and so on. As you stand and look at it you see a constant changing display of deep rich colour. The light itself is bright enough to illuminate nearby vegetation so your plants all stand out against the darkness in this ever changing pattern of colours. I think it looks really nice.
The light is solar powered so position the light in the required location and align the solar panel towards the south or wherever you can to optimise the amount of sunlight reaching the panels. The panel then collects sunlight and converts it into electrical current that it then uses to charge the internal rechargeable battery. The light then uses the battery through the hours of darkness. The manufacturers claim the battery need a 4-5 hour daylight charge to illuminate the light for 6-9 hours overnight. I tried it out in August 2016 in the UK and found that it stays on all night with a single daylight charge.
You can select two different brightness levels. The higher level setting is quite bright (about 200 lumens according to the manufacturer) and can illuminate a reasonable area around it. The lower level setting is much less bright and uses less power and therefore depletes the battery less quickly.
The light looks great set back among shrubs and grasses and used carefully can give your garden a really dramatic effect after dark. It does not cost anything to run so you can just leave it on all the time. The light has a photo-sensor switch so it automatically comes on at night and switches off again in daylight. This switch is quite sensitive and you need to positon the light away from streetlights or anything like that. The light from a streetlight can be enough to stop the sensor from tripping the switch as it ‘thinks’ it is still daylight.
Overall I think this is a good all round external garden light and I would recommend it to anybody who wants to add a bit of light to their garden, either for aesthetic or security reasons. When I received my sample light it was on sale at Amazon for about £18 and I consider it a reasonable bargain at that price. I have seen similar lights at my local garden centre that are slightly more expensive.
I received this item free or at a substantial discount from the seller in return for a fair and honest review. The seller has not attempted to influence my review in any way.
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Children's LED Bedside Night Lamp Dimming Touch Night Light / Alarm Clock / Date / Time / Temperature / Humidity Display(Cone,ABS & TPE Material) White
Children's LED Bedside Night Lamp Dimming Touch Night Light / Alarm Clock / Date / Time / Temperature / Humidity Display(Cone,ABS & TPE Material) White
Offered by Cherish Fun UK
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting night light/clock etc., 23 Aug. 2016
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This is an interesting and potentially useful night light with date, time, wake-up alarm and humidity functions.
In the box you get the unit (including rechargeable batteries), a charging cable and a set of instructions.
To use it you just charge it up and switch it on. It takes about 2 hours to charge it up from flat and it then runs for maybe two to three nights depending on the length of the night where it is being used.
The body shell of the unit is made of a kind of translucent hard plastic shaped into a kind of bell or half-pear shape. It contains an inner LED light that shines through the shell and gives a soft gentle glow that is ideal as a night light. At the top of the shell there is a small plastic hoop that can be used to lift the light and turn it on its side.
What looks like the ordinary base of the unit is actually a digital display that shows humidity, date, time etc. There is also an alarm function so the night light doubles as an alarm clock. I am not exactly sure why anybody would want a humidity reading but it might be useful to some users. I can see more immediate advantage in the time and alarm functions.
To activate the night light you just stand the unit on its base. The light automatically comes on and stays on as long as the unit is upright. To activate the clock etc. function you lay the unit on its side. The light goes out and the digital display on the base comes on. To jump between time and humidity etc. you just shake the unit. The shaking makes it jump across display functions.
The unit is about 90mm high (just under 4 inches) by about 70mm (about 3 inches) wide at the base and it weighs about 130g (about 4.5 ounces). It comes in a choice of pink, white or yellow shades.
In my opinion it is a nice night light. It gives off a nice gentle light that might be reassuring to children and adults who do not like the dark. I don’t see an everyday use for the humidity function and I don’t really see much use for the digital display for younger children. Overall the product might be more effectively targeted at adults rather than children and/or as a simple night light without the time/humidity readout functions.
It does, however, perform well as described and is maybe reasonable value for money (about £20) given the functions it offers. I have given it four stars as it does what it claims to do and works well. I am not sure, however, that the design philosophy is quite what is needed by either adult or child users.
I received this item free or at a substantial discount from the seller in return for a fair and honest review. The seller has not attempted to influence my review in any way.
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HOSIM RC Trucks S912 33+MPH 2WD High Speed Remote control Off Road RC Truggy Car (Green)
HOSIM RC Trucks S912 33+MPH 2WD High Speed Remote control Off Road RC Truggy Car (Green)
Offered by HosimKey_EU
Price: £52.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and powerful 4x4, 23 Aug. 2016
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This is a good all-round remote control 4x4 off roader.
In the box you get the vehicle itself (including rechargeable battery), a power charging cable, a remote control handset, some small tools for assembly and a set of instructions.
The vehicle appears to be well-made and looks strong and well able to withstand quite a bit of rough use. It is about 320mm long (just over a foot) so it is quite big and has a good visual impact. The chassis is solid-looking and the motor is contained in a kind of sealed compartment that the manufacturer claims is waterproof. The battery compartment, however, is clearly not waterproof. The wheels and tyres are very realistic and each wheel has an independent shock absorber. The tyres are rubber with a realistic tread pattern and there is even a spoiler at the back of the chassis (which you have to attach yourself using the screws and screwdriver provided) for added realism.
The body shell is lightweight plastic in a striking green and black colour. It simply lifts on and off the chassis as required. It is secured in place with four simple spring clips. In my opinion the finished vehicle looks really cool.
To use it you just charge the vehicle battery, put batteries in the handset and away you go. The handset needs 2 AA batteries and these are not included.
It takes 1 – 2 hours to charge the vehicle batteries from flat using the charger provided and you only get maybe 10 -15 minutes of driving time from that depending on how you drive the vehicle. The manufacturer claims it will go at up to 30 miles per hour and I guess that kind of speed is going to draw a lot of power from the battery and flatten it rather quickly. In addition the battery pack seems small in relation to the size and weight of the vehicle.
The handset operation is very much standard and more or less the same as that on many other radio controlled car sets. It includes all the standard functions; forwards, backwards, left, right etc. The radio signal range seems to be OK. I have used it at ranges of over 50M (about 110 feet) with no problem. The manufacturers claim it works up to about 100M (about 328 feet) but I have not checked this.
Overall I think this is a good all round 4 x 4 and should appeal to any young radio control vehicle fan (and maybe some older people like me as well). It is reasonably easy to drive and it is fast and powerful. It can handle some quite rough ground and seems to be good in wet conditions.
When I received my sample it was on sale for just over £50 on Amazon. In my opinion that is a reasonable price given the design and construction of the vehicle. I have seen cheaper off roaders but in most cases they have not been as well made or as powerful.
I received this item free or at a substantial discount in return for a fair and honest review. The seller did not attempt to influence my review in any way.
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NinaQueen Lucky Clover 925 Sterling Silver Bead for women fit pandora charms bracelet Christmas Gifts Birthday gifts san valentines Mothers Day Anniversary Wedding Gift For Mother Wife Daughter
NinaQueen Lucky Clover 925 Sterling Silver Bead for women fit pandora charms bracelet Christmas Gifts Birthday gifts san valentines Mothers Day Anniversary Wedding Gift For Mother Wife Daughter
Offered by NinaQueen Charms
Price: £45.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful heart and clover bead, 23 Aug. 2016
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This is yet another very attractive bead in the very impressive charm bead range offered by this manufacturer.
As with the other beads in this range it is obviously designed to be compatible with a very popular global brand charm range. It is made of .925 Sterling Silver and is adorned with clear crystals.
The bead is spherical with flattened sides at the hole to allow the bracelet to pass through. The decorative design is very unusual. I don’t recall having seen anything quite like it before. The outer surface is fashioned into a series of hearts edged with a raised silver edge. The hearts are grouped into clusters of four, and each cluster of four forms a lucky four leaf cover. It is a really clever design in that the indented tops of the hearts for a four leaf clover when the points of the hearts are placed together – brilliant! The whole bead is covered in hearts and four leaf clovers. Each heart contains an individual clear white crystal held in place by three jewellery prongs. The overall effect is quite beautiful. The mirror finish on the silver works really well with the clear crystals and the bead really glitters and sparkles as you move it around in the light.
The bead has two holes for the charm bracelet to pass through. Each hole has a raised edge which, in my opinion, adds to the overall appearance of the bead.
This really is another superb bead in the exclusive and extensive range offered by this manufacturer. In my opinion it would complement more or less any other combination of silver charm beads made by this manufacturer. As with the other beads I have reviewed from this manufacturer, I looked at it very closely with a jeweller’s magnifier and I have to say the workmanship is very good indeed. There are no unfinished edges or tool marks of any kind. The crystals are all individually mounted and held in place by jewellery prongs and all parts of the manufacture suggest quality and attention t detail. All aspects of the manufacture and setting are first class.
In my opinion this is a great quality charm bead at a competitive price. When I received my sample it was on sale at Amazon for about £22 and I consider it a bargain at that price. I have seen similar silver/enamel charm beads on sale in local jewellers for £30-35.
I received this item free or at a substantial discount from the seller in return for a fair and honest review. The seller has not attempted to influence my review in any way.
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Hasakee Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter with HD Camera and 5.8GHz FPV LCD Screen,Headless Mode,3D Roll
Hasakee Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter with HD Camera and 5.8GHz FPV LCD Screen,Headless Mode,3D Roll
Offered by HASAKEEE
Price: £89.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good mini drone with screen handset, 22 Aug. 2016
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This is a good quality mini drone with camera and screen and is good for beginners and children. It is nice and stable in flight, is fairly easy to control and it takes reasonable to good quality pictures.
In the box you get the mini drone itself (with internal camera), a rechargeable drone battery, a micro USB charger cable for the drone, a remote control handset remote control (complete with a small but clear viewing screen), a micro USB charger for the handset, a TF/SD card reader, a set of four propeller protectors, a set of four spare blades and a set of instructions. You need to buy a separate TF/SD card if you want to store pictures for download.
The drone is about 138mm x 138mm (about 5.5 Inches x 5.5 inches) on plan and is silver and black. The front of the drone features two ‘smiling eyes’ so the drone looks a bit like it has a smiling face. This gives the drone a kind of childlike ‘cute’ look that not everybody would appreciate. I like it because it makes the drone look like a more ‘fun item’. The drone has four overhead propellers, which are reasonably strong and tough looking.
The camera is built into the drone rather than being slung beneath it so all you see is the lens poking out of the front of the ‘face’ of the drone. The camera is controlled direct from the handset remote control. To activate the camera you just press the appropriate button on the upper part of the handset. You can take stills photographs and/or videos as required and they are stored on the TF/SD card in the handset. To download your images you just remove the TF/SD card from the handset, put it in the card reader and insert the card reader into a USB port on your laptop or other viewing device.
The controller is reasonably well designed although looks rather basic and a bit ‘plasticy’ if you see what I mean. It feels reasonably strong and robust, however, and it looks as if it could take plenty of rough treatment. The drone responds well to commands and the handset is easy to use. I have used it at ranges of up to about 25M (about 75 feet) with no problem. I don’t know what the maximum specified range is.
The battery has to be taken out of the drone for charging and then re-inserted before flight. The connection is a it fiddly but that is more or less to be expected form mini drones of this type.
In terms of flying control the drone is quite stable and is relatively easy to operate. You need to go through the usual process of practicing climb/descend and swing left/right etc. but you soon get the hang of it. I think it is relatively easy to fly it compared to other drones I have reviewed. It has a 'headless mode' option so you can make it automatically fly back towards you if you loose control for any reason.
I find it takes just over an hour to charge the drone battery from flat and you get about 5-6 minutes of flying time on a full charge. This is low to comparable with other similar drones I have reviewed recently.
The image quality is good. The still and video pictures are crisp and bright and the overall resolution is good.
Overall I consider this a good all-round basic mini-drone and it would suit children, learners and people who are new to flying and using camera drones. When I received my sample mini drone it was on sale for about £90 on Amazon and I consider that a reasonable price for a mini drone of this quality with a screen remote control. The screen on the remote is much more convenient that having to use your phone with app-installed software etc. but it obviously increases the price of the drone kit itself.
I received this item free or at a substantial discount from the seller in return for a fair and honest review. The seller has not attempted to influence my review in any way.
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HOMEE Science kits for kids microscope Beginner Microscope Kit LED 100X, 400x, and 1200x Magnification kids science toys,red
HOMEE Science kits for kids microscope Beginner Microscope Kit LED 100X, 400x, and 1200x Magnification kids science toys,red
Offered by HOMEE Trade
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Basc introductory microscope OK for children, 22 Aug. 2016
This is a good introductory level microscope and is really most suitable for children.
It is made largely of ABS (a kind of touch plastic similar to that used for waste pipes in buildings). It is about 225mm (about 9 inches high) and it weighs about 300g (about ten and a half ounces).
It has all the main characteristics and functions of a more ‘practical’ microscope. It has a good sizes stage with holding clips (for samples) and an under stage light (to illuminate the sample from below). The under stage light can be adjusted for brightness using the wheel adjacent to the stage.
The eyepiece is supported on a strong body tube. This can be raised up and down the arm (and relative to the stage) using the large adjustment wheel on the side of the arm. There are three viewing lenses that can be selected using a revolving mount fixed to the base of the body tube. The body tube can be varied from vertical to about fifty degrees or something like that. As you would expect for a microscope in this price range the optics are reasonable and no more. They do give good clear images that should be more than adequate for most children’s applications.
With the microscope you get a set of 2 collecting bottles, a collecting box, a set of four glass slides and a pair of plastic tweezers.
The under stage light needs 2 AA batteries. These are not included.
Overall in my opinion this is a good introductory children’s microscope. Don’t expect to get a high-tech piece of scientific hardware. It is designed as a basic and fun microscope for children. When I received my sample it was on sale for about £20 on Amazon and I consider it a reasonable bargain at that price.
I received this item free or at a substantial discount from the seller in return for a fair and honest review. The seller has not attempted to influence my review in any way.
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