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Animal print shoes at River Island

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Animal print shoesWow, when I saw these in the ‘just arrived’ section on River Island’s website I thought they were gorgeous – very ‘in’ this season. I’ve found the peep toe style very complimentary to feet and I love shoes that have a gap on the inside like these (a gap in the material from the heel to the sole). They’d look fab with the ASOS clutch bag I reviewed last week and be ideal for a night out on the town.

Available for £44.99 from River Island

Samsung D900 on Offer at Carphone Warehouse

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Samsung D900

This is definitely an offer worth peeking at if you’re on Orange and your mobile contract is due for renewal. The 12 month contract deal includes a free D900 handset, 250 inclusive anytime xnet minutes and 250 text messages with 8 months half price line rental. The 18 month contract includes 500 minutes and 500 texts with 12 months half price line rental and the Magic Number feature. Like many offers this is a cashback deal therefore you still pay £35 a month but get money back by sending Orange some of your monthly bills. The deal can be found at the Carphone Warehouse.

The Samsung D900 is a popular phone known worldwide as the ‘slimmest slider’ due to its slim body and sliding functionality. It has a 3.13 megapixel camera that enables you to take high quality photographs and videos that can later be viewed on the high resolution screen or transferred to your computer. The phone also has a TV output feature allowing you to share your pictures easily. An integrated MP3 player with an 80MB memory, Bluetooth technology and all the standard features you expect from a mobile are included.

Laptop table

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Laptop tableIf you’ve ever tried using your laptop lying down then you’ll really appreciate what a great idea this laptop table is. It has three rotating joints in each leg and can be used in a variety of ways; 1. If you’re sitting on your bed or sofa your laptop can rest on the table, saving your legs having to carry the weight, 2. If you’re lying down the table can be positioned diagonally to support your laptop, and 3. If you simply can’t find a conventional desk available.

I’m not really sure of the price as it’s advertised on a Japanese website and unfortunately I don’t understand it, but I’m definitely going to get myself one of these one way or another!

Via Coolest Gadgets

Total Effects First Effects by Olay

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Olay Total Effects First EffectsI have just spotted this Olay moisturiser in this week’s Closer magazine and thought it was worth a mention. The product acts as both a moisturiser and an anti aging cream for young skin facing the very first signs of aging. Total Effects First Effects is designed to smoothen and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and attempts to plump up the surface of your skin.

Obviously there are thousands of products on sale designed to reduce the appearance of aging but this one caught my eye because it is targeted specifically at young people. The product is suitable for all skin types and contains VitaNiacin, Olay’s unique complex of Vitamin E, Vitamin B3 and Pro Vitamin B5, ceramides and anti-oxidant Green Tea. See Olay’s Website for further details.

Hotel 41

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

41 Hotel

Ok so I promised that I was going to “rediscover london” this weekend by taking advantage of lastminute.com’s offer on entrance to Buckingham place and afternoon tea at the Atheneum – well does spending the weekend in a London hotel count as resdiscovering London? – I honestly went there with the intention of going to the palace but it was just too wet! Anyway I did discover a nice boutique hotel. It’s called 41 and with only 20 rooms and 4 suites it’s really for the elite. It’s on Buckingham Palace Road so it’s a stones throw from some of the best attractions – yes, like Buckingham Palace – and a great location for shopping in Oxford Street, Mayfair or Knightsbridge. This five star hotel has an impressive library style lounge complete with roaring fire and an open bar which you can help yourself to and pay for via an honesty box. The hotel offers four suites which are spilt level with the dining area on the bottom floor leading up to a large sleeping area with state of the art entertainment equipment. Thoughtful extra touches such as chocolates on pillows and strawberries by the bath tub set this hotel apart, but the most impressive feature of the grand suite was its glass ceiling, which must be nice on a clear day!

The DeFIBulator

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

DeFIBulatorThe DeFIBulator is the first hand-held voice tension detector – oh I can’t wait to test this one out! Apparently the DeFIBulator uses voice tension technology to measure the varying degrees of vibrations when someone speaks and has a very high accuracy rate detecting lies – although I personally wouldn’t base life changing decisions on this little gadget myself!

It can be connected to your mobile, which is where I can see it becoming a popular accessory – and you simply have to train the DeFIBulator to the human voice by asking 3 yes/no questions.

Then ask the real yes/no questions and watch the figure on the screen! According to Spy Emporium, the figure’s nose and horns will grow longer when there is more tension in the voice. Whether you want to use this on your boyfriend or as a party trick for your friends, the DeFIBulator sounds like a great gadget to me! Available from Spy Emporium for $89.99.

Via Coolest Gadgets

Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Caudalie Crushed Cabernet ScrubCaudalie have transformed the way I think about wine – apparently rubbing the grapes onto your skin (unfortunately not drinking the finished product) is really good for you. Created at a Bordeaux vineyard, Caudalie’s product range is based around grape seeds, which contain an ingredient that is apparently 10,000 times better at fighting anti-oxidants than Vitamin E.

One of the products – The Crushed Cabernet Scrub smoothes out cellulite and has a draining effect, which Caudalie say leaves skin smooth and nourished. The formula is all natural (crushed grape seeds are mixed with brown sugar, pure Gironde honey, and 6 organic essential oils) and available for the reasonable price of £26. Apparently you can book your very own Vinotherapist to apply the scrub as part of the Crushed Cabernet Scrub treatment!

Via Kiss and Makeup

Flora Omega 3 Plus mini drink

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Flora mini drinksFlora have now launched their Omega 3 Plus Probiotic mini drink which helps to maintain a healthy heart and contains good bacteria making it great for your digestive system. The best thing about this drink in my eyes is its low calorie contents compared to other leading similar products such as actimel original and activia yogurts. The Flora mini drink only has 58 calories, 1.6g of fat but also 80mg of Omega 3 from fish making it great for both children and adults.

The mini drink is available in strawberry and raspberry both of which are yummy and great for a morning snack. Also if you can’t get your kids to eat fish, this is a great way to still get some Omega 3 into them and give them a boost at breakfast time. Visit the Flora Website for more information.

The Sharon Osbourne Show

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Last night The Sharon Osbourne Show debuted on ITV1 where Sharon and her pooch Minnie took to the floor in their much anticipated new chat show. We have seen Sharon’s fiery side many times in the Ex-Factor such as throwing a glass of water over Louis last year when he sent home Maria. However we also know Sharon as a motherly figure who empathises with people and gives some good advice. In my opinion she has the perfect qualities to be a great host.

Penny Lancaster was invited to star as Sharon’s first celeb guest on the show last night and there was also a chat with Granny Edna Moor – the memorable lady who shouted at Simon Cowell in this year’s Ex-Factor auditions. The show is set to host many more interviews with both celebs and the public and will hopefully be bringing entertainment to our living rooms.

No. 7 Gift Bag from Boots

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Boots No. 7 Gift SetBoots are currently giving away a free beauty set when you spend over £15 on No. 7 products in one transaction. The gift is worth £32 and has some really great items inside. The pack includes Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator, Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum, Advanced Hydration Day Cream, Amazing Eyes Brown Pencil, Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Milan, Moisture Drench Lipstick Sugar Plum, Lift & Curve Mascara in Black and a cute pink and black make-up bag. You won’t have to shop for make-up or beauty products for the rest of the year!

I have used both the Advanced Hydration Day Cream and the Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator, both of which are fantastic products in my opinion. You can buy the products in one of their stores or online, for more information about any of the products see the Boots Website.