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Congratulations to JoJo, our April 2013 Product Review Winner…
x10 Magnifying Mirror - Handbag Size >>
I am really pleased with these mirrors. They are well made, supplied with a velvet pouch and the stand is really useful. It is hard to buy a small mirror with such powerful magnification. The type that I have previously bought has suction pads, which don't always stick and do not have a plain mirror on the reverse side. These mirrors are an excellent alternative and at a brilliant price too! Perfect size for any handbag.
Alfresco Anti Bug Bite Moisturiser >>
I've used this ever since it came out. It's non greasy and, unusually for a mosquito repellent, it smells nice. It has no nasty chemicals and doesn't melt your nail varnish either. I add a bit of Moziguard to the bits that show in the evening to add a bit more protection and that is natural too and doesn't mess up my sensitive skin. Would recommend.
- Mary Drew (March Review Winner)
Proppa Toppa Sun Hat >>
Excellent hat, just the job for rolling up into a suitcase. It pops up like new without creases and still managing to look stylish. It is cool and lightweight, perfect for hot sunny holidays. Just exactly what I was looking for and I find it difficult to find hats that fit due to my big head! This one is adjustable so perfect all round!
- Libby Herbert (February 2013 Winner)
Deluxe Ice & Mud Grabbers >>
These are great - used them today for the first time and didn't slip once in a 3.5 mile walk in the snow, even on some downhill slopes. Usually I'm rubbish in the snow. When they first turned up they took a real effort to get onto my boots (I'm right at the top of the medium size range) but leaving them on an old pair for 2 months has certainly eased them out and they slipped onto my walking boots quite easily today.
- Lynda Murchie (January 2013 Winner)
Flashcard Torch >>
I find new uses for the Flashcard all the time - on nightime walks, both locating my dogs' poop, and making vehicles aware of our presence in narrow country lanes - then there's finding the keyhole at night, searching for lost objects in dark corners, and going to bed late without waking the wife. The flashcard is small and slim enough to carry in a wallet or pocket all the time and cheap enough to have several to hand. In short, indispensable!
- Guy Dugdale (December 2012 Winner)
Ezy-Reach Light Bulb Changer >>
Husband has frequently spent up to 20 mins at a time precariously balanced on a chair, reaching up to gain access to an inset bulb. I showed him this little gadget ages ago, but he used his 'Victor Meldrew' response 'yes, they're fine all these gadgets, but a lot of them don't work and they are a rip off'! Sooooo I didn't tell him, ordered one and waited. Not one but TWO bulbs blew the other evening, I can't print his reaction, but I produced 'the gadget' and got the 'well I'll give it a go' response. He reappeared two minutes later, grinning from ear to ear! 'That thing you bought is brilliant!! It does it! I stood on the floor (!!! not rocket science!!) it takes the bulb out and just pops the new one in!!' Fantastic! Brilliant buy!' Well, I usually DO know best!!!
- Linda Seddon (November 2012 Winner)
Good Morning Gorgeous Message Dessert Spoon >>
I decided to give the pair of spoons, this one and the companion one more suitable for a gent, to a couple of my friends celebrating their silver wedding. I wrapped them so that the one addressed to him contained "her" spoon, ("good morning gorgeous") along with instructions that he was to give it to her to open, and similarly with "his" spoon, - the "hello handsome" one, for him to open when given by her. This worked very well indeed and both were delighted. I think these make an ideal present for a silver wedding, as by the time you reach that age(!) you have enough large bits and pieces, and these spoons are immediately useful, as well as being decorative and fun. They are beautifully labelled and packaged.
- Sheila Douse (October 2012 Winner)
Garden Kneeler & Seat >>
An outstanding product which has reinvigorated my elderly father's gardening after an illness. The handles are perfect for lifting oneself up off the ground, and when upturned its sturdy nature allows Dad to sit and deadhead flowers for much longer than before.
- James Macartney (September 2012 Winner)
Personalised Beano Comic >>
This arrived in immaculate condition, I've never ordered anything personalised online before so was quite wary of this, but my doubts were all put to rest when I looked at the comic. It was amazing & the person who I bought it for loved it also. I now want someone to make me a personalised comic! Will definitely recommend this product to others, as a gift this is a really good product.
- Sundas Hussain (August 2012 Winner)
Window Bird Feeder >>
I agree with quite a few of the comments above but found the following to be of help. The hole is quite small but is easily filled with a tablespoon/dessertspoon every morning (and sometimes twice a day now). Our birds took 2-3 months to work out where the feeder was (this could be due to the fact that we were so keen to see the little chaps that it's in the kitchen window with lots of movement inside), so as mentioned above, we put some bird seed/tidbits on the window ledge and on the ground and within days they had arrived. I say stick with it before giving up after a couple of months. We have been very lucky to have a woodpecker visit too even though he's quite large and has to do some acrobatics to stay on the perch. I bought one for my father and he had birds on the first day - GREAT PRESENT!
- Hazel Cumming (July 2012 Winner)
Ultra Bright Eye Light >>
BRILLIANT!!!! Really recommend this. Took one away on holiday as often the bedside lights aren't enough for reading, so useful there. On this occasion it was used by my son and his wife as illumination in a bedroom when they needed to feed the baby and the light switch was nowhere near the bed. they were really impressed. will stand anywhere and really easy to switch on, would be great for anyone with arthritis. I shall be ordering more for presents, intend keeping one in the car as it packs into a very small box and can be tucked into a tiny space. fantastic. One of my best every buys!
- Linda Seddon (June 2012 Winner)
Furminator Pet Grooming Tool >>
I was a bit sceptical about spending so much on what is essentially a dog comb, but it really is worth the money. A few sweeps across my spaniel produced loads of loose fur that otherwise would have been on the floor and sofa. You do need to take some care with it, particularly around delicate & bony areas, but most definitely worth the money.
- Victoria Wigginton (May 2012 Winner)
Hot Rox Electronic Hand Warmer >>
I bought my Hot Rox recently and have already used it on 4 separate occasions. I did a car boot when it was frosty and even slipped it down my sock to warm my feet! It's been to a football match and kept my hands warm watching my favourite team and yesterday it kept me warm between games at a hockey tournament. Very easy to heat up and very compact and efficient. I'm thinking of getting another one so I can do both hands at once. Very impressed and well worth the price.
- Shirley (April 2012 Winner)
Folding Stepladder Chair >>
Very sturdy small ladder which can also be used for a chair. We've bought it to take camping, can use it to load the topbox on the car, hang the inner on the tent and an extra seat for guests - can't wait to go away. Our little boy is already using it as a chair to sit at the dining table at home as it's just the right height for him to reach.
- Alison (March 2012 Winner)
Power Monkey - Mega Power Battery Booster >>
Power Monkey saves bacon! It really is. Does it really hold it's own charge for ages? It really does. Is it easy to work? It's a doddle. Does it work? Like a dream,it's already saved my bacon. So would I recommend it? You betcha. There are adapters for mobiles and cameras and laptops and ipods and all that stuff. Plus you can get more of them online if you have a bit of ancient technology like my camera. There are converters for several, that's several, different countries' power idiosyncrasies, so you can charge it up abroad too. In this country you can stow away the extras in the plastic box it all comes in and carry around the bits you need in the handy little black bag provided. Buy one now,you won't regret it.
- Winnie (February 2012 Winner)