Dri Glo Australian Cotton 5 Piece Towel Gift Pack

Dri Glo Australian Cotton 5 Piece Towel Gift Pack

After my unfortunate experience with the Accessorize bath towels, I went for the more expensive Dri Glo towel sets and I am much happier with the choice. In the set I got 2 bath towels, a face washer, a hand towel and a bath mat. Although it was $85.00 – as you know I have ..

Berkshire Fluffie Throw – Chino

Berkshire Fluffie Throw – Chino

My central heating is old. The thermostat seems to only have two settings – lukewarm and tropical. In winter, it is essential to have some throw rugs to keep yourself warm. Usually I would head straight to natural fibers – maybe wool and alpaca – but I decided to invest in the Creswick throw. Creswick ..

Accessorize 4 Pack Cotton Bath Towel – Charcoal

Accessorize 4 Pack Cotton Bath Towel – Charcoal

Maybe I got a bad batch? I don’t know but I am thoroughly unimpressed. I love linen and manchester and always treat my sheets and towels with the utmost care. I also always wash my towels before their first use. I washed these on a gentle cycle using cold water. The every towel came out ..

Dr LeWinn’s Private Formula Day Cream Moisturiser

Dr LeWinn’s Private Formula Day Cream Moisturiser

I have been using Dr Lewinn’s for almost 16 years. Occasionally I stray to other brands (usually because of TV commercials) but I always come back to Dr Lewinn’s. It was originally designed to be a cream to help reduce scaring and help the skin with the healing process. For me – it is just ..

Deco Waffle Quilt Cover Set – King – Pure Cotton

Deco Waffle Quilt Cover Set – King – Pure Cotton

Please note that this is their stock photo – you get two pillow cases and a doona cover It is getting harder and harder to buy decent pure cotton bed linen these days. Regardless of the price, you are playing roulette with the quality of the item you are going to get. I took a ..

Edward Beale Armadale – Blow Dry Bar

Edward Beale Armadale – Blow Dry Bar

Blow dry bars have been popular in Melbourne for years now but most of them are concentrated in the city. Living near Armadale, I have been going past the Edward Beale salon for a long time. I had a wedding to go to and I had a really busy week so I did not want ..

Sodastream Source Element – Black

Sodastream Source Element – Black

Sodastreams were around in a different format when I was young. Every kid wanted their parents to buy one and every parent wanted their kids to grow up with teeth (that hadn’t been eaten away by sugary soft drinks). Now the Sodastream is back in a stylish format and a huge range of flavors.   ..

Cuisinart 3-in-1 Multi Cooker

Cuisinart 3-in-1 Multi Cooker

As I have said in prior posts, winter nights have arrived. I would love for this to be the reason why I invested in the Cuisinart 3 in 1 cooker, but no – Foxtel are finally showing Game of Thrones and VEEP (among other good shows) and I need to be watching these in the ..

Dreamspace Silk Doona – King Size

Dreamspace Silk Doona – King Size

Winter nights have well and truly arrived. About a month ago I did the usual hunt around for a new winter doona. I usually go for wool, but I saw a segment on Foxtel about doonas being made from silk filling. It was fascinating and I changed my search criteria. Don’t misunderstand, this is a ..

Samsonite Cityvibe Rolling Tote

Samsonite Cityvibe Rolling Tote

Well – it’s cheaper than the Savio Leather Rolling Tote, but Samsonite have not learned the leson that these totes need to be narrower. The Cityvibe has roughly the same dimensions as the Savio (44.5 x 23.0 x 38.0 cm) which allows for the storage of your laptop, folders and papers and an extra business ..

Kambrook Chop and Store

Kambrook Chop and Store

I bought this as an impulse buy, but I found it was actually useful in the kitchen. It provides an excellent alternative to lugging out the big old food processor. Let’s face it, there are several annoying things about the traditional food processor: – They are large and usually heavy – If you leave it out ..

Chanel Antaeus for Men

Chanel Antaeus for Men

Everyone needs a bit of luxury comfort for their life – and Chanel Antaeus is mine. I had a 100 ml bottle from Kogan delivered to my work along with two other Chanel scents for men. I always get the 100 ml bottle with the atomizer. Used prudently and this little bottle will last you ..

eSold Anti Slip Shower Map

eSold Anti Slip Shower Map

Normally I would not review something at this price point – or a shower mat for that matter. I just think this is such a useful and clever product. One of the things that I hate about cleaning the bathroom is clearing hair out of the shower drain. It is just a disgusting job. I ..

Samsung Gear S Black

Samsung Gear S Black

You all know that I have been divided in my opinion of wearable technology, but I decided to invest in the Samsung Gear S. There has been a lot of hype about this product and mixed reviews. My expectations was for a fun gadget. It is far more than that.   I ordered it from ..

Nokia Lumia 636 4G LTE Unlocked

Nokia Lumia 636 4G LTE Unlocked

Having reviewed the Nokia Lumia 1520, when it came time to replace my work mobile (needed something cheap and reliable), I bought the Lumia 636 sight unseen.   With a windows phone you know that you are not going to have access to the wide number of apps that are available for android phones. For ..

Dragon Naturally Speaking Home 13

Dragon Naturally Speaking Home 13

I had exposure to Dragon products many years ago via my work, and it was interesting but not all that accurate. Over the past 6 months I have been quite unwell and was exhausted constantly. About a month ago, Catch of the Day had this software on special and I grabbed a copy of Home. ..

Nokia Lumia 1520 4G LTE Unlocked

Nokia Lumia 1520 4G LTE Unlocked

If you have a birthday coming up – ask for this phone. The Nokia Lumia 1520. A dream come true – 1520   I was only able to get my hands on by borrowing it from a friend. I’m a large man with large hands, so a large phone is extremely appealing. My current phone is the Samsung ..

Shake N Take Personal Smoothie Blender

Shake N Take Personal Smoothie Blender

I have actually had this product for over a year but I was doing my usual scan for shopping and found it coming up at a really good price. Much like the Kambrook Bltz 2 ($49.00) and the Sunbeam Blend and Go ($59.00), it is a small blender that allows you to make your shake ..

Samsung Gear Live Smart Watch

Samsung Gear Live Smart Watch

I’m not a great fan of wearable technology. Recently had the opportunity to review the Samsung Gear Live. Unfortunately the gear live did not do an awful lot to improve my views on wearable technology. The watch itself is sleek and stylish with a nice metal frame. It’s definitely comfortable. It runs Google’s new Android ..

BlueAnt Embrace Stereo Headphones

BlueAnt Embrace Stereo Headphones

Yet again, under the excuse that I am going on holidays so I deserve to get some new headphones for travel.These are more conservative – pricewise.   The Blue Ant embrace headphones deliver good quality sound and are extremely sturdy. Perfect for enduring international travel. The headphones fold flat to reduce space they take as well ..

Dog Memory Foam Bed – Large

Dog Memory Foam Bed – Large

I don’t have kids so my dog Chester get spoilt way too much. When you buy something you dog you know the golden rule: If you buy something for your dog that is expensive and of high quality, your dog is likely to be soooooooooooo disinterested in it If you come across something cray then ..

Homea Queen Deluxe Latex Pillowtop Full Spring Mattress

Homea Queen Deluxe Latex Pillowtop Full Spring Mattress

The age old question – how much comfot to supply in the spare bedroom? A spare room is certainly not where you put a $2000 mattress there for the occasional guest. The $2000 mattress is the one you have in your own bedroom. Then again you don’t want to appeal to tight-arse to your guests by placing the super ..

Panasonic Lumix GM1

Panasonic Lumix GM1

Going on holidays is always the perfect excuse to buy a new camera.Going to the camera store I found a bevy of new cameras. How to choose? I did little research on the net, looking primarily Panasonic cameras as they have served their well in the past. The GM1 was a great choice. The first ..

341L Samsung Fridge

341L Samsung Fridge

I was recently faced with an appliance crisis – washing machine and fridge packed it in at the same time and the budget was low. A friend of mine lent me the Samsung 341L Fridge for awhile and I must admint that I liked it. It is not particularly big – but I live in ..

Samsonite Savio Rolling Tote – Leather 57935 (R13*005)

Samsonite Savio Rolling Tote – Leather 57935 (R13*005)

We all know that I love Samsonite for travelling.I saw it on special and that was it – I had to get it.. Love, love, love There is nothing like a leather bag as it makes you feel just that bit more special. As with most Samsonite bags, there are plenty of compartments to keep ..

Philips Airfryer

Philips Airfryer

I put off buying this product for many months. Now it is used daily at home. I don’t lile to think of it as a replacement for a deep fryer, but rather a super small fan force oven that is easy to use, quick and easy to clean. The footprint on your counterdapce is large, ..

Rank Arena 7kg Front Loading Washing Machine and Dryer Combo

Rank Arena 7kg Front Loading Washing Machine and Dryer Combo

Buying whitegoods is always a big investment. I was looking for a front loader and was toying with the LG 7.5kg Washer / 4kg Dryer Combo (approximately $1,000 – which looked fantastic in the showroom) and the Samsung 8.5kg Washer 6kg Dryer Combo (approximately $1,200). Unfortunately my fridge broke and my whitegood funds dropped drastically. I looked ..

Samsung GALAXY NotePRO 12.2 Tablet

Samsung GALAXY NotePRO 12.2 Tablet

I cannot deny that I love my Samsung products. They produce amazing items. I just spent one week locked up in hospital following surgery and a friend was kind enough to lend me theirs. What a treat. It has a huge screen that is vivid and sharp. The speakers were good – but with my ..

Mighty Jump Portable Emergency Car Jump Starter

Mighty Jump Portable Emergency Car Jump Starter

This is the kind of product that you can’t review until you are in an emergency situation and you really need it. On Thursday night after work – I was in that situation. I had left the car lights on and I was going nowhere. I had charged this and put it in the boot ..

TELSTRA 13950 TWIN DECT6.0 CORDLESS PHONE WITH VIDEO DOORBELL

TELSTRA 13950 TWIN DECT6.0 CORDLESS PHONE WITH VIDEO DOORBELL

This gadget really did boil down to a series of pro’s and con’s for me. The scale are really closely balanced too. The wireless video intercom is great. Whether it is day or night, you will get a rough idea of who is at your front door (don’t expect a great image here) but the ..