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Safe Sip Review and Giveaway

Safe Sip No more spills….EVER!

I had never heard of this company or product before today but wow i’m impressed.

I was asked if I wanted to review their products which are called Safe Sip and they are silicone tops that fit virtually on any Can, Mug or Glass or Cup.

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With having 4 Nephews these will be perfect for when they come over so I don’t have to worry about them spilling their drinks by accident if they are sitting on the sofas or if they get knocked over.

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As you can see they fit exactly on an mug or glass.  Sadly I didn’t have a can to try it on as I rarely buy cans of drinks.  They fit tightly around the glass/mug creating a suction seal to keep it in place so when it does accidently get knocked, dropped or tipped it stays in the exactly the same place as you put it.

This company offers different pack sizes, single, double, triple and even quad, they also include other accessories and all can be found here.  The one thing I would say is I feel they are a little on the expensive side but do offer free delivery when you purchase certain packs and they do delivery outside the UK.

I am now giving you lucky readers the change to win a quad pack of “SafeSip” silicone tops worth £12.50.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The closing date is Sunday 10th April 2016 at midnight
  • There is one prize of a pack of Safe sip Silicone tops. No cash alternative.
  • This competition is open to residents of the UK only
  • Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and answer the question in the widget – this is the ONLY mandatory task. Comments must answer the question. Comments such as ‘great prize, fantastic giveaway’ etc will not be counted. You can gain extra entries in the draw by completing the other tasks in the widget. All entries will be verified.
  • A winner will be chosen at random using the widget
  • The winner will be notified via email within 5 days of the closing date, and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize.

dome8 – Headphones Case Review & Giveaway

dome8 is the new “IPhone Case that Holds Headphones”

I don’t know about you but I am forever loosing my headphones or getting them twisted, caught and knotted in the bottom of my handbag, around my purse, my house keys or whatever rubbish I have in my bag.  Then it is a case of emptying the contents of my bag out to find them.

When I was offered to trial a new phone case with a headphone section inbuilt from dome8 I said yes straight away.

I had a choice to pick from of 5 different colours

Blue Ocean & Black, Black night & Black, Black night & White, Black night & Fluoro Green and Watermelon Pink & White. These can be seen here.

I choose the Watermelon Pink & White case.

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I was really excited when the case finally arrived in the post, I couldn’t wait to open it and try it out on my phone.

When it arrived for some reason I was expecting it to be a flexi case, so when I got it out the box I was surprised to find it was a hardback plastic case.

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The case was fantastic, sturdy, rigid and would certainly protect your phone if dropped.  The grip was great and your phone wouldn’t be slipping and sliding out your hands when in use, as some cases can have that shiny look to them making them slippery to hold.

I use my headphones pretty much every day so would be lost without them whether it’s to listen to music on the way home from work or make a call while working to keep my hands free.

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This case is perfect, especially if you tend to drop your  phone alot.  Priced at £14.95 plus free UK delivery.  I think it is a very reasonable price for a phone case of that spec and is of a very good quality.

Now I am offering one lucky reader to have the chance of winning one of these cases for themselves in whatever colour they like.  They’re available in different sizes and colours. The whole range can be found here.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The closing date is Sunday 3rd April at midnight.
  • There is one prize of a dome8 phone case.  No cash alternative.
  • This competition is open to residents of the UK only
  • Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and answer the question in the widget – this is the ONLY mandatory task. Comments must answer the question. Comments such as ‘great prize, fantastic giveaway’ etc will not be counted. You can gain extra entries in the draw by completing the other tasks in the widget. All entries will be verified.
  • A winner will be chosen at random using the widget
  • The winner will be notified via email within 5 days of the closing date, and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize.
  • The prize will be dispatched directly from the brand.

*This product was sent to us for the purpose of this review, but all thoughts and opinions are our own.

E- Cloth Product Review

With Spring fast approaching and a house to keep clean and a dog that moults and treads muddy paw prints through the house I wasn’t going to turn down the offer to review some house cleaning products from E-Cloth.

I received the products a few weeks later after been contacted.  The products came well packaged as well to prevent damaged as it was a large delicate item.

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The products I was sent for review were:

Aqua Spray Deep Clean Mop RRP – £24.99

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As sad as it sounds I couldn’t wait to try the mop out because  with having a dog there is constant muddy paw prints all over the floor so I am always mopping up.  This Aqua Spray mop is brilliant, light weight and extremely easy to you, you just detach the water bottle and fill with just water, then just press the handle and it will spray the water out onto the floor.  If you wish you can spray a cleaner onto the floor first, then spray the water and away you go.  The mop head has long fibres and a special weave that enable it to break up and hold grease, dirt and over 99% of bacteria, using just water.  Another great thing about this product is the cloth is removable and can be washed easily.

Aqua Spray Mop video

The next product I was sent was:

All Purpose Cleaner RRP-£9.99

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As in every kitchen you get water marks, food splashes and dull stainless steel, well look no further than this all-purpose cleaner it works on stainless steel, kitchen sinks, ovens, pots & pans, garden furniture, trainers, boats, caravans and much more.  It comes with an e-cloth and a little scourer too and you can just dampen it dip it in the cleaner and it will remove tough and stubborn stains easily.

The last product I was sent to try was:

Kitchen Whizz RRP-£2.99

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This is a great little cloth for the kitchen aswell.  It has long microfibre’s so is easy to collect and clean all those stubborn hard to remove stains,It Is ideal for a quick ‘whizz’ around the kitchen. Just wet the whizz under the tap, wring out and clean worktops, hobs and around the sink. All using just the power of water.  You will notice if you look closely at the cloth there are dark green scrubbing stripes these are made from a more abrasive material to remove stubborn dirt and residue easily.

Since owning a house I am always looking for more ways and easy ways to keep on top of the constant cleaning of the house.

I rate all these products 10/10 they are brilliant and would defiantly recommend them.

*I was sent these product free of charge, all opinions are my own.

Review & Giveaway – Canvasdesign.co.uk

I have always loved taking photos, I’ve lost track of how many cameras I’ve got through in my life so far.  Now I’ve got a smart phone every opportunity I get I’m snapping at items while i’m out and about and visiting different places.

When I was given the opportunity to get a 20×16 canvas from Canvas Design with a photo of my choice I was thrilled, but then there was the big decision of what photo was I going to pick (there are hundreds) eventually after a week of looking and picking out pictures I quite liked and narrowing it down to just a couple, I finally agreed on this one with my fiance on holiday in Turkey last year.

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The canvas came well packaged, wrapped in bubble wrap, and then corrugated paper to protect it further and finally sealed with “FRAGILE” tape.

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It also came with the fixings and fittings which was a bonus.

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I was sent a Portrait Canvas Classic which prices start from £8.99. Retailing at £24.99 for the canvas I was sent, I thought it was good value for money and the quality of the picture was excellent.  The delivery was really quick too and they do offer next day delivery if ordered before a certain time. (Check out their website for further information.

It now looks perfect in my lounge too.

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I can now offer one of my readers the chance to win one £10 Voucher towards a canvas of their choice.  To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter widget below. All terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of the page.

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1) The closing date is 28th February 2016 at 11.59pm GMT
2) There is one prize of a £10 Gift Voucher available
3) This competition is open to residents of the UK only
4) Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and answer the question in the widget – this is the ONLY mandatory task. Comments must answer the question. Comments such as ‘great prize, fantastic giveaway’ etc will not be counted. You can gain extra entries in the draw by completing the other tasks in the widget. All entries will be verified.
5) A winner will be chosen at random using the widget
6) The winner will be notified via email within 5 days of the closing date, and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize.
7) The prize will be dispatched within 21 days of receiving the winners details.
8) The winners name will be displayed on the widget

*I was provided with one of these Canvas’s for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

George Foreman Grill Review

From the same company as I got the Retro Kettle and coffee machine I was also given the opportunity to review a George Foreman Grill.

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Since moving in my own house just over 12 months ago I want all the latest gadgets for the kitchen to make cooking etc. easier and quicker but also healthier as I don’t get in from work till 6.30pm.

I used it for the first time the other night when I cooked Hunters Chicken,(fresh chicken breast with bacon, BBQ sauce and cheese).  You can see the fat/juice running into the drip tray.

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The dial on the top tells you the temperature it is cooking at. The chicken took approximately 20 mins to cook. I checked it was thoroughly cooked through to the middle and the juices were running clear and checked it was piping hot in the middle. You can cook lots of different meats and meals in the grill.

The George foreman grill is very easy to clean as well as it has removable plates, you just press the buttons on the side of each plate to release them.

I would give this product 10/10

I was sent this product free of charge all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Retro Kettle & Coffee Machine Review

Retro Kettle

Back in October I received an email from a guy at Spectrum Brands asking if I would be interested in trialling some of their products.  Of course I jumped at the chance as me and my partner moved into our first home just over 12 months ago.

I received the first package via courier in mid November, It didn’t come in any original package box but came with instructions and all packaged well to prevent damage.

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Russell hobbs is a brand that is well known and they are fantastic.

It is easy to pour with the spout and a handle which is easy to grip too and won’t slip out your hand while you are pouring.  The dial on the front tells you what temperature the water is boiling at.

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On the side of the kettle there is the measure for the amount of cups it can make.

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This kettle boils reletively quickly and is fairly quiet as well.  It does get hot so be careful not to touch it when it has just boiled.

Retro Coffee Machine

A few weeks after I received the kettle I got sent the matching coffee machine as well to trial. This machine is a filter type coffee machine so you just need to put ground coffee in the top and the machine will do the rest.

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It is very light weight and slim line so it doesn’t take up to much worktop space. It is great if you have a large number of people round as can make a big pot and it will stay warm for a while to save you making constant cups of coffee and re boiling the water.  It can make up to between 10-15 cups at one time depending on the size of the mug.IMG_4935

I was sent these products free of charge in return for an honest unbiased review.

Stur – Liquid water enhancer – Product review

In our house we get through quite alot of squash so when I had the chance to try new flavours of squash from a company call Stur I jumped at the chance.

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Stur Drinks is a family run business and it has introduced some new flavours to its range recently.  The squash is made of all natural ingredients.  They are presented and avaliable in multi packs of different flavours and there are 8 flavours to choose from and come in handy pocket/hangbags sizes so are easily transportable.

They are avaliable to purchase through their website on amazon at Stur Drinks.

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The flavours I got to taste were: Pomegranate/Cranberry, Coconut water + Pineapple and original coconut water.

I am not keen on coconut or coconut flavoured things but this water enhancher was different. You just got a sutle taste of the coconut water and could really take the pineapple which added a lovely sweet taste to it.

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Next I tried the Cranberry and pomegrante, this had to be my favourite by far the taste was sweet but not too overpowering to make you pull those funny faces when something sweet hits your taste buds.

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The last one I tried was the original coconut water one.  This was my least favourite as it was quite bland and could really taste the coconut but if you like the taste then you will love it.  You can make the squash as strong or weak as you like as can squeeze what you require.

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I would recommend these drinks and dont think they are expensive either to purchase.

I was sent these products for free for my honest reviews and opinions.

Morphy Richards Redefine Kettle and Toaster Review

I was very excited when I received an email back in August from Morphy Richards telling me I had been selected to trial out their redefine glass kettle and toaster.

It didn’t arrived till October but the wait was so worth it when I finally received them via courier.

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I could not wait to get my parcels out of the packaging and see what they looked liked and test them out.

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You can buy these direct from the Morphy Richards Website

Redefine Glass Kettle – Priced at £99.99

Redefine Glass Toaster – Priced at £199.99

I do think that they are a little expensive for an every day kettle and toaster.

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The kettle wasn’t too heavy even though it is made with glass, The kettle has toughened Duran Schott glass and illuminated body so you can watch the water boil. The design of the glass body allows you to clearly see the water volume inside aswell.  It has an invisable spout design for that perfect pour, Limescale Filter, Cord storage that keeps your work surface neat and tidy and Ergonomically designed handle.

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I don’t know about you but I hate burnt toast. The fantastic thing about this toaster is you can watch your toast cooking to perfection.  The bread carriage automatically rises and falls with a controlled, smooth action to give perfect browning.

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It has 7 settings on it, so dependant on how you like your toast cooked you can turn it up or down.  It is all automatic with just a press of a button (Start/Stop), the up/down button allows you to turn up or turn down the settings (1-7) of how you want your toast cooked. Each setting has a time limit on them but it allows you to stop toasting at any time by just pressing the start/stop button.

I would say the only other thing about it as it is mostly glass they can  both get quite warm to the touch, so just keep that in mind during and after use and BE CAREFUL when using around young children.

I would highly recommend these products for purchase.

I was sent these product free of charge direct from Morphy Richards to trial and give my honest opinions and reviews on them.