Thursday, 3 March 2011

Everything epilation.

Having tried
and then moved on to the
, I can safely say that this newest model beats its predecessors, and by more than a "hair"'s breadth!!

Although I could use the 7861 in the shower, it wasn't really meant to be submerged underwater, besides which, it still missed some hairs when I used it. This would mean I'd have to go back over the area with the epilator, and as a result would sometimes get sore red bumps, defeating the object of epilation as I'd need to hide my legs until they calmed down. The inbuilt razor blades seamlessly remove any excess hairs and as such, a much more satisfying result comes after just one run of the epilator over the relevant area.

Areas such as underarms and the bikini line are much less sensitive than they were with either of the last two Braun epilators I tried, and the smaller head for these areas means not too much hair is removed if not wanted, and it also reduces soreness. The backlight helps you see exactly what you're doing, and the fact you can dunk it in the bath means you can remove the hairs from the mechanism and keep it performing at its optimum level at all times.

About a week since I first used this epilator, I have no stubble and no rash, and definitely would buy this again. Braun are long lasting, as neither of my first two epilators are actually broken. Although I should mention that unless you have a 2-pin plug in your home, you will need to buy an adaptor to use a normal UK plug for charging the unit. These can be found for a matter of pence either on this site or in hardware shops.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

ITC the appeal of this compilation; The "Barry" best!! Cult fiction.

Having recently spent a lot of time watching the reruns of various ITC shows on television at the moment, I came to realise how much I was enjoying the incidental music and the opening/closing scores too, and with that in mind was thrilled to discover that this compilation was available. It doesn't disappoint, and brings back some great nostalgic memories with every listen. Essential for fans of 60s and 70s TV and for lovers of library music. I enjoy using this music as background music to everyday life and to create an atmosphere.

Although music is my life and I love films, I guess I am not as picky as other people as I was surprised by the slightly negative reviews for this impressively comprehensive compliation. For me, the music is a very important part of the movie-watching experience, and in my experience, John Barry has never dissapointed.

All the classic, well known pieces are included, alongside lesser known works and it's great background music to just create a perfect atmosphere wherever you are. I love reading to it.

As someone who has and loves both The Music of ITC (OST) and Themependium and generally has an appreciation of and fascination with library music and views the theme and incidental music from films an essential part of the viewing experience, this CD was another essential buy.

It gives you all the cult classic tv themes you would expect, and more to boot; I think it's great value for the double CD set you get for your money.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Good starting point and introduction.

I've recommended some expensive music/audio production software in my post about a recent purchase of a voice recorder. I realise how tight money is right now (in fact, "Money's too tight to mention!") so with this in mind, I thought I'd share my thoughts on a cheaper alternative, coming in at under £20 at the moment.

I got this software as a newcomer to music production, just to experiment with before taking the plunge and buying the more expensive DAWs such as Cubase and Protools and all the related VST plugins. It wasn't half bad and certainly did what it said on the tin. I would recommend it for any novices to follow the route I did; familiarise yourself with this sort of software by using this package first and then move onto the more professional options when you're ready. Although I would concur that you cannot get a professional quality piece of work out of this, you can still get a decent demo and it's a good way to get ideas down. Of course, it's great for kids who are wanting to pursue this career path as it's afforable and it's simple but you can still make some great sounds.