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Mata-Hari 9ct Yellow Gold Diamond Set Dove Charm on Black Spinel Bracelet of 19cm/7.5"
Mata-Hari 9ct Yellow Gold Diamond Set Dove Charm on Black Spinel Bracelet of 19cm/7.5"

4.0 out of 5 stars Well constructed and looks good, 6 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Nicely presented and weighty gift box. Th bracelet itself is well constructed and although fairly light feel robust and not going to fall apart too easily.

The dove pendant is well crafted with no seams or imperfections, a nice minuscule diamond stone for an eye which has a little twinkle in bright lighting conditions. Clasp is easy enough to use even with short finger nails. Overall an attractive piece of jewellery. Expensive for what it is, however seems like it would stand the test of time.


Ibico Basics A3 Light Laminating Pouch (Pack of 100)
Ibico Basics A3 Light Laminating Pouch (Pack of 100)
Price: £15.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Does as it intended with no jams, 26 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Being lightweight they're a little more flimsy to get your paperwork into to start with but its good that they laminate consistently with no jams in my Jupiter laminator. Final thickness of laminated work is good too, still retains some flexibility and not overly reflective too. Never tried this brand before but would use them again for sure.


Philips M1MK11BK Fidelio Headphones with Microphone - Black
Philips M1MK11BK Fidelio Headphones with Microphone - Black

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly impressed at the looks, feel and sound quality, 26 July 2015
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Having only ever been a fan of in ear or full coverage head phones I'd never been too fussed about on ear phones. Not too sure why I'd had this misconceived perception of on ear headphones not having the level of sound I wanted and I can certainly say I was wrong, the bass is awesome without being over the top as it has lovely low depth even when using bass booster on an iPhone which usually just causes any speaker or headphone to produce nasty sounds. The clarity of all ranges of sounds is brilliant too, I found I could hear additional ranges of sounds in the likes of Elbows One Day Like This. In fact the last time I heard extra sounds you weren't normally listening too was on a B&O system in a very expensive car. This alone makes these head phone very good and a bargain!

Although they suffer sound leakage as they are on ear phones it's not too excessive, just don't crank up what your listening too if you'd be embarrassed others hearing your choice of media!

Being a glasses wearer there was no discomfort after wearing for several hours, no pinching the ears into your frames and chafing your ears what so ever. The cord being covered in black fabric is great too, doesnt show any dirt and prevents wires from being easily tangled. The wire does disconnect a few inches from the phones but feel it would be better if the cable plunged straight into the ear piece than having a few inches of wire hanging out. The ear pieces rate 90 degrees allowing you to fold them fairly flat and put them into the bag you got towhee them for easy stowage in your bag.

One strange thing I found was that they have markings on the inside section where they pull downwards to extend with measurements, fine on one side but the other is mostly missing with a CE logo making it completely useless, this however is the only real negative I can find for them. The overall look of these make them stand up to the competition too, not branded outrageously with philips all over them, just a nice plain, subtle yet attractive design. Very very impressed with them.
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Bi-Office Whiteboard Maya, Magnetic, Aluminium Frame, 120 x 90 cm
Bi-Office Whiteboard Maya, Magnetic, Aluminium Frame, 120 x 90 cm
Offered by A2B Stationery Ltd
Price: £41.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great size and well built., 14 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Great size, very smooth, dry wipe markers dry almost instantly on its glossy coating and doesnt suffer the issue that the wooden style coated slightly dimpled ones do, what I mean is the cheaper dimpled ones dry wipe markers dry into it too much and fail to rub off without a wet cloth if left in place for more than a few days. Gladly this is much better than that. Another plus point is the foil lined backing which if you're going to put this on an external wall it will prevent the condensation build up from making it all mouldy.

Despite the quadruple layer of corrugated cardboard the board itself does have a small 1 inch sized dimple near the middle. It's not an issue but is annoying for anyone with a slight case of OCD when the light catches it and your eye really picks it up. I guess a courier issue and packaging can't really be improved, just unlucky.

Magnetic feature work okay, not much to comment on with this as it just works. Only negative is that the holes to put the screws through are not really big enough to place a pen nib or sharpened pencil to mark the wall where to drill the rawl plugs into. Briefly scanning the manual I didn't notice which sized drill bit it recommended but went for the 6mm and worked a treat.The clip the base marker pen stand that comes with the unit is a tad flimsy but will prevent you from putting anything heavy on there I guess. Also comes with the option to cover the screws with different coloured plastic patches, red, blue, green, dark red, grey.

Rather than the coloured corner options I would have preferred just getting the grey ones that match and having a few magnets thrown in for free! Good white board and highly recommend for its size and usability.


Philips HC9450/13 Series 9000 Hair Clipper with Motorised Adjustable Comb
Philips HC9450/13 Series 9000 Hair Clipper with Motorised Adjustable Comb
Price: £73.30

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid performance., 12 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Really impressed with this, i have another slightly older one that is not quite as technical but works well. The new look and feel certainly is worth reinventing the wheel. Blades are nice and sharp and there's no snagging at hairs and causing you to yelp here and there which is always a bonus. Very adjustable via a touch / swipe.

One real gripe is that for the price it'd be nice to come with a case! Takes the usual philips adapter which I like, you have another device from philips then this can use the same adapter saving you mixing up plugs and so forth. Very easy to use and the three combs it come with a re adjusted via the tool itself upon changing the length on the unit. From the one charge it lasted a full grown up hair cut to a number three, haven't used it a second time to see the overall battery usage time.


Nutrition Research Methodologies (The Nutrition Society Textbook)
Nutrition Research Methodologies (The Nutrition Society Textbook)
by Julie A. Lovegrove
Edition: Paperback
Price: £40.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and very useful, 12 July 2015
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As I run a food business this was initially of some interest to me on various levels. I'll admit straight up that this is aimed at people soly into this specific area of expertise but as I say I found certain parts of use, this is the parts I could understand that is. The first part of the book explaining all about nutrition the hows and why's are the most helpful parts to myself. Nicely laid out, good quality paper and paperback for lighter weight.

If you're studying nutrition or biology related areas, I expect this to be very helpful.


Philips S5320/06 Series 5000 Electric Shaver with Smart Click Precision Trimmer and Turbo Function
Philips S5320/06 Series 5000 Electric Shaver with Smart Click Precision Trimmer and Turbo Function
Offered by LB INTL
Price: £84.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but other upper models at similar price point are better., 11 July 2015
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Looks just like the 7000 and 9000 series shavers but has the older style shave heads which don't allow larger more beard like growth to clip off as easily.

The turbo functionality to me is a gimmick, not really that much faster, they'd be better off allowing more hair to get into the shaver unit quicker - ooh did I mention the older style shave heads! Put this turbo feature on the next series upwards models and you may notice the real difference.

Comes with the trimmer attachment in the same flavour as the other shavers, a pop the head off then clip the trimmer on, works well but the fact you may misplace the attachment is annoying, the models that used to have this on the back as a flip up trimmer was a better design. Seems funny how some design elements take a backwards turn.

All Philips electrical shavers have the same charger which is good if you have more than one, you're not constantly hunting around for the correct charger. Charge time was just over an hour and has last several hours of morning shaves.

Overall a good shaver but the RRP I would say go for a 7000 or 9000 if they're on special offer as its not quite as good.


Braun Silk Epil 5-541 Women's Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator with 4 Extra Attachments Including Shaver Head
Braun Silk Epil 5-541 Women's Wet and Dry Cordless Epilator with 4 Extra Attachments Including Shaver Head
Price: £56.07

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but where's the carry case / bag for all the bits?, 20 Jun. 2015
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Has two speeds, the first one is the slowest and the second one the faster, in fairness seems to shred the hairs it grips at the faster speed rather than pulling them all out, rightly so it does pull hairs but also shreds and pulls to some extent others. Not the best epilator used but for the price should be better. I would recommend using this on the slower speed as it feels like it hurts more but it's actually doing the job properly. This goes for hair in different areas and of different hair thicknesses.

Overall the skin feels dry the day after where the epilation has been carried out and would whole heartedly recommend a good skin moisturiser to prevent dry scabby patches forming where the thicker hairs have been removed from. The unit is comfortable to operate and does what it states, for me epilation only seems to work well on hair that has either previouslt been waxed, shaved or depilated and is a few millimetres in length, the longer the hair the more shredding seems to occur. Handy to be able to use it in the shower but a small shower unit has you trying to perform all kind of positions to prevent you touching other areas of your body up against the cold walls whilst doing your legs, go for the bath instead if you prefer the wet treatment - far easier! A good unit but nothing stand out from other epilation devices at the same kind of price point, not bad but not spectacular, simply re-inventing the wheel here....


Philips DVT4000 Voice Tracer Digital Recorder with AutoAdjust+, 4GB, colour display, anthracite
Philips DVT4000 Voice Tracer Digital Recorder with AutoAdjust+, 4GB, colour display, anthracite
Offered by hottools
Price: £59.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Crystal clear audio, 20 Jun. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I tend to use this where I can as an add on for Videography projects, the crystal clear voice easily matches up with the video in my Final Cut Pro software via waveform so theres no messing around, the sound quality is far superior to the speech that my camcorder records (yes the Dolby Digital 5.1 variety) as I say though, this is only for speech and interviews that I conduct I use this for.

Battery life is incredible and the unit is fairly easy to understand what's going on once you;ve used it a few times. I did have the misfortune of deleting a couple of clips when not paying close attention, luckily for me this was something I did when playing with the unit to get used to it so no real loss of anything I needed. The ability to pop in a Micro SD card is great but I don;t think I will need to given the amount it records on its internal memory.

Very compact and lightweight but still big enough to press the right buttons with big fingers and thumbs. Approx size is like the 2002 Nokia phones. The only 8210 for those old enough! Terrific little unit and very pleased to be using it.


BLACK+DECKER WW100-GB All-in-One Window and Glass Vacuum Cleaner
BLACK+DECKER WW100-GB All-in-One Window and Glass Vacuum Cleaner
Price: £22.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why take two bottles into the.... Two in one design!, 20 Jun. 2015
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A great re-design of the initial products of this launched by another well known brand. This now has a squirt bottle built in and the wiping head built into so that you can swivel the head around for wiping then vacuuming sportily as opposed to having separate bottle and vac units - better storage in the cupboard too than having two items to store. To spray, simply full up the part where your palm rests when holding the unit. Spray, wipe then vacuum.

This also charges via USB Micro adapter rather than having its own bespoke cable. This is a big plus point. Single Charge has done all the upstairs and Downstairs of my 3 Bed Semi with charge still left in it. As far as streaks go, there's only a couple on the windows I rushed, so overall very pleased with the results.

Only let down is the slight lack of suction on some window bases when finishing off, it sucks up spillages of drinks from horizontal surfaces better than other brands window vacs though!


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