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Revlon Nail Enamel, Sheer Pink, 0.5 Ounce
Revlon Nail Enamel, Sheer Pink, 0.5 Ounce
Price: $3.97
4 used & new from $3.97

5.0 out of 5 stars There's SHEER in the name for a reason!, July 28, 2015
For those reviewers complaining of the sheerness of this polish, I can only suggest you try a polish that does not have "sheer" in its name. This polish will give you opaque color after 2-3 coats, but don't expect any "sheer" polish to give opacity in one coat.

I've been using this nail polish, in this color, for many years. I love that it's sheer! It goes on beautifully, lasts as long as a week, even when I'm doing things that are hard on my nails.


Walkers Shortbread Highlanders, 7-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)
Walkers Shortbread Highlanders, 7-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)
Offered by Premier Life
Price: $29.45
3 used & new from $29.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Your taste buds will thank you., June 24, 2015
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These are the real deal. For those of you who have drunk the Martha Stewart (et al) Cool Aid and think shortbread is supposed to be light and fluffy...NO...just, no. Classic shortbread, the way it's supposed to be made, the way it originated in Scotland centuries ago, is crunchy with still discernible grains of sugar. That's because the sugar, butter and flour are just cut together, never whipped. If you like that traditional Scottish style of shortbread, these are the cookies for you. If you've never had that style of shortbread, forget the light and fluffy and give the real thing a chance. Your taste buds will thank you.


Walkers Shortbread Stem Ginger Shortbread, 6.2-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)
Walkers Shortbread Stem Ginger Shortbread, 6.2-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)
Price: $24.11
7 used & new from $24.11

5.0 out of 5 stars All-butter may cost a little more, but it is so worth it., June 24, 2015
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These are the all-butter shortbread cookies with added stem ginger. Delicious! Gingery! And classic Walker's shortbread into the bargain. Be sure you see the all-butter description on the label or you will be getting just ginger cookies. Not at all the same thing.


Carr's - Ginger Lemon Creme Cookies - 7.05 oz (Pack of 6)
Carr's - Ginger Lemon Creme Cookies - 7.05 oz (Pack of 6)
Offered by ZZ Commercial Inc.
Price: $23.98
12 used & new from $23.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Carrs has another winner!, June 24, 2015
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These have been favorites of mine since I first found them at Trader Joe's. Nice, crispy ginger cookies, without the heavy clove that I so dislike, sandwiched with a very lemony frosting. Great combination of flavors and of textures. Love them with a cup of tea to wake up my day or perk up my afternoon. If you like ginger and lemon, these are for you.


Some Like It Temporary - The Collection Box Set (A Temporary Engagement Book 5)
Some Like It Temporary - The Collection Box Set (A Temporary Engagement Book 5)
Price: $9.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag -- in a GOOD way, June 24, 2015
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Megan Bryce has talent, range and is an exceptional storyteller. In this four pack, you have two light and mostly humorous: Some Like it Charming and Some Like it Perfect. You have angst and the crazy: Some Like it Ruthless, and you have angst upon angst: Some Like it Hopeless. The sensuality level goes from sweet to hot to ooh, baby, with a side of crazy (Some Like it Hopeless, again). But whatever your reading mood/preference may be, rest assured that you are in good hands.

Some Like it Charming
Ethan Howell O'Connor leads a charmed life. He is also charm personified. He doesn't even try; he is just that innately charming. Mackenzie Wyatt is apparently the one woman who not only doesn't fall for his charm but is, rather, annoyed by it. They're likeable, but very different people, ad their dynamic is a lot of fun to watch. I bought this as a standalone and like it enough to go back for the four pack.

Some Like it Ruthless
Cole Montgomery came from nothing, son of a ruthless dishonorable father who, through his ruthlessness and dishonesty, made a fortune. Margaret Caldwell is old Texas money. Their fathers have been battling it out, hating each other, for as long as either of them can remember. Yet their children grew up as secret friends. Then came adulthood and responsibility. I suppose the ruthless in the title is meant to refer to Cole, but Margaret is every bit as ruthless as he is. When these two manage to come together to save the Caldwell family business, the battle is just taking on a new direction. This was my least favorite, not my usual choice, but still a very good read.

Some Like it Perfect
Jack Cabot is old money, class, and the image of male beauty. Delia Woodson is his polar opposite -- starving artist, disgruntled, and a bit of the crazy. When Jack's mother commissions Delia to paint Jack's office ceiling, a la the Sistine Chapel the fun begins. Delia is afraid of heights so working on the scaffold required to reach the very high ceiling in Jack's office is a challenge. She is ready to hate him on general principles. Jack is none too thrilled with his mother's latest ploy to control his life, but he's adaptable and will go with the flow. Add in an angsty teen, who really just wants a chance to grow into her own person in a family full of control freaks, and you have a fun read with a lot of laughs. This was my favorite of the four because I really, really liked these characters and enjoyed watching them ping off one another.

Some Like it Hopeless
Wrapping up this bundle...Phew! Angst. Craziness. Hot, explicit sex. In a word; intense.
Cassandra Spencer appeared in Some Like it Charming as Mackenzie's best friend, her hopelessly in love with a gay, male BFF friend.. Brady Roberts, scion of the wealthy, hotel chain owning Roberts clan, had a problem of major proportions with booze and drugs. Then he killed his wife and son in an automobile accident that left him scarred both mentally and physically. He has gotten past the trying to die stage and is now just marking time until life, inevitably, cuts him off.
These two. What can I say? Wow! OMG! Both crazy. Both destroyed by life. They come together like a couple of roaring freight trains, first in absolutely combustible sex, then in a "relationship" that neither one of them wants. Watching them crash into each other, over and over again, until they each manage to overcome their inner demons is, well, explosive, tragic, draining and even, at times, humorous. A finely balanced, edge of the world battle of wills that will leave you wrung out but in a good way.

This four pack is worth ten times the asking price. Go Megan Bryce! You rock.


Jockey Women's Underwear Plus Size Elance French Cut - 3 Pack, grey heather, 10
Jockey Women's Underwear Plus Size Elance French Cut - 3 Pack, grey heather, 10
Offered by abc treasure house
Price: $23.62
4 used & new from $22.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable Jockey product., May 5, 2015
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Quality and fit as expected, and that's worth five stars.


Jockey Women's Underwear Plus Size Classic French Cut - 3 Pack, black, 10
Jockey Women's Underwear Plus Size Classic French Cut - 3 Pack, black, 10
Offered by Jockey
Price: $22.50
2 used & new from $22.50

5.0 out of 5 stars They're Jockeys., May 5, 2015
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Size is consistent. Materials typical Jockey quality. Good stuff.


Rosewill 56 Kbps USB Plug and Play Modem (RNX-56USB)
Rosewill 56 Kbps USB Plug and Play Modem (RNX-56USB)
Offered by WORMHOLE ENTERPRISES
Price: $16.59
42 used & new from $6.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive and do what they're supposed to do., May 5, 2015
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What's not to love? I've bought this brand over and over...not because they break or fail but because I have a tendency to lose them when I travel. For PCs they are completely plug-and-play on all OSs up to 8. Not much else to say.


Victorian Inn Sugar, 15 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Victorian Inn Sugar, 15 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Price: $15.08

1.0 out of 5 stars Well, they did contain sugar...and SOMETHING ELSE, too..., May 5, 2015
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These were pretty much an epic fail for us. These containers have a dial in the top allowing you to select sprinkle or pour for dispensing the sugar, or closed (in theory). No matter what position you have the dial set to, the container leaks. I knocked one over and, in spite of the fact that the dial was in the closed position, at least a Tablespoon of sugar spilled out. I'm guessing that the dial doesn't fit tightly enough to the top so even when the opening isn't showing, sugar escapes.

The second fail is, at least in the one container I have used, there is some kind of "foreign matter" in addition to the sugar. The first time I saw a little black thing floating in my tea, I thought I must have broken the tea bag and it was a bit of tea, and I fished it out. Second time, same thing. May I say ugh? II don't know if they are insect feces or bits of plastic or something else, but THEY DO NOT BELONG IN MY SUGAR!

Not surprisingly, I have been reluctant to open any of the other containers in this mult-pack.


Ore International 3031TW 25-Inch 2-Light Adjustable Table Lamp, White
Ore International 3031TW 25-Inch 2-Light Adjustable Table Lamp, White
Price: $33.98
10 used & new from $33.83

4.0 out of 5 stars Small footprint, yet good range of lighting, May 5, 2015
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Not a bad lamp for the price. As other reviewers have noted, the cans are too short for any of the standard lightbulbs I tried, both CFC and incandescent. Really kind of a bonehead mistake by the manufacturer, which is why I gave it four stars.

On the positive side, the lamp has good footprint-to-light circle ratio, due to its stacked light cans and the fact that they can each be aimed in a reasonable arc. I also like that each can has its own on-off knob so you can go bright or more intimate. Also, the rotating cans make this a good task light as well as general room lighting. Please note that the cans are mounted between two metal posts, which the main picture doesn't show, so you do not have full, 3-D rotation, just in a flat circle in one plane.

One caveat. I bought the recommended (by Amazon) pack of CFCs which are supposed to be the equivalent of a 60 watt incandescent. They are not. I'd say 40 watts at best. So, be warned to be sure that the bulbs you buy are going to suit your needs and expectations.

My only concern is that, over time, rotating the cans may cause them to slip and not hold position, but we'll have to see how that works out for us. .


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