Should you buy a google home?

Recently I got my partner a Google home. Which should have been put up for Christmas but we decided to test it out. the one we have now is the third one we have been given as the first one came registered to someone else who hadn’t cleared their details off and the 2nd one which was a replacement for the 1st one was given already open but the 3rd one came just fine so, we kept that one.

The Google home didn’t take much to set up all you need is a mobile phone or computer not sure how you set it up on the computer as we did it all by our mobile phones. On the mobile you download an app called Google Home which has a step by step guide to setting the Google Home up you will also need a Google account. We also got a chrome cast which you also use Google Home to set up that as well. When using Google home you just have to say hay Google and it wakes to listen to you.

So, far we have used it to beam Netflix to the TV so, to get that to work we say hey Google play big bang theory on Netflix which it says playing big bang theory on Netflix and it straight away beams it to the chrome cast. The only issue we have had so far is trying to get it to play a certain playlist on Spotify. It plays it best if your playlist is named something that no one else would think off so, it doesn’t try loading theirs. If you ask it will tell you your local weather. It can also look at your calendar and add to it. We have also used it to set alarms to remind us to do things. You can get it to do a shopping list for you but we have not done this of yet.

The chrome cast is used to beam things like YouTube and things like that to the TV. Google home does have some issues recognising what you say but that is the same as Siri. I am hoping over time it starts to understand more. We have asked it a lot of questions and have got some funny answers so, go and give it a try.

I would rate this product 8/10 and would recommend it. If you would like any more information please leave a comment below

Fitbit Blaze

For Christmas this year I got the Fitbit blaze which I have been using since Christmas day. Here is what I have thought of it so far.

In the box, you got the Fitbit Blaze tracker which looks nicer than other Fitbit watches that I have. Blaze Classic wristband I have had to buy a different wristband as I had a reaction to the original wristband

Stainless steel frame looks really nice also helps the watch stand out. Charging cable it didn’t come with a plug so have to plug into the computer unless you have a plug like your phone plug, which is what I have been using.

The Sensors & Components it has a 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor the heart rate monitor works well it knows when I have got my heart rate up into cardio and fat burn. I use this to make sure I am working hard in my workouts. Altimeter, Ambient light sensor and a vibration motor

The Display is a touchscreen colour LCD which is crystal clear and auto changes to the light. Battery and Power the Fitbit is recommended that you charge every few days they say the battery should be fine for five days. I have been charging my Fitbit between three to five days depending what I have been doing. I do get all my notifications through to it so drains the battery slightly. the battery type is a Lithium-polymer and takes 0ne to two hours to charge. Mine so far has taken an hour to charge.

it has Bluetooth 4.0 which always stays connected to my phone or computer. it also saves up to seven days of detailed motion date minute by minute. Saves daily totals for past 30 days. during exercise, it stores your heart rate date each second and at other times it’s five seconds. I have not had any problems and as always connected to my phone so always syncs the information.

Fitbit Blaze is sweat, rain and splash proof, but is not swim proof. it is recommend taking it off before showering, as it’s best for your skin if the band stays dry and clean.I have not doubled checked that if it is or not as I dot want to break my Fitbit and not advisable unless you are going to buy yourself a new Fitbit. If Fitbit Blaze gets wet or if you sweat in it, remove and completely dry the band before putting it back on. Give your wrist a rest by taking the band off every now and then, and regularly clean your band and wrist. I clean my Fitbit every day before and getting up to make sure I don’t get any skin issues I also wear it on the different wrist at night then I do during the day.

The Fitbit Blaze Classic band is made of a flexible, durable elastomer material similar to that used in many sports watches, and includes a surgical-grade stainless steel buckle and frame. The Gunmetal Blaze features a gunmetal stainless steel buckle and frame made with a premium PVD plating process. The Pink/Gold Blaze features a 22k gold-plated stainless steel buckle and frame also made with a premium PVD plating process.I am allergic to one of the materials in the Fitbit band so had to buy my own band for it.

Like all heart rate tracking technologies, accuracy is affected by physiology, the location of the device, and different movements.Love seeing my heart rate as it also then shows me if I need to work harder or not in my exercises Environmental requirements the device should Operate between  -10° to 45° C for it to function correctly and a maximum operating altitude: 8,535 m

Syncing & Notifications it is using Bluetooth LE wireless technology, Fitbit Blaze sends smartphone notifications and syncs automatically to computers and iOS, Android and Windows devices. Certain features like smartphone notifications or Connected GPS may require Android 5.0+ I can get notifications but, I cannot connect it to GPS as my phone is poo. it syncs to Bluetooth up to 6.1m  I have had no problems with syncing the Fitbit to my phone running android or my computer running windows 10.  I also use the watch to control my songs on my phone. all together I have preferred this Fitbit more than the charge I had before and would recommend it to people.

Pokemon Go

some information for those who don’t know what Pokemon go is. with Pokemon go, you can travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon. which can found for iPhone and Android devices searching the app markets. Pokémon GO allows you to find and catch more than a hundred species of Pokémon as you explore your surroundings.

It uses the real-world locations so, where ever you live will be the setting for Pokemon go. Whenever you are near a Pokemon your phone will vibrate to tell you that you are near one.

I have been playing Pokemon go now since it went live in the UK. it has got me walking a lot more but it does kill your phone battery quickly even in power saving mode. I have only got to level 5 but I am sure I will get up more levels soon. I have found that most people in my area hang around a clock tower as it is a Pokemon gym where you can train and fight with other Pokemon players. there is also Pokemon pit stops where you spin the sign and it gives out few items for you to be able to carry on finding more Pokemon. so far I have got a Bulbasaur, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Raticate, Spearow, Zubat, Paras, Psyduck, Poliwag, Shellder, Staryu and Drowzee. I really want to find Pikachu.


I have seen soo many articles of people being in accidents and trespassing into people gardens and into buildings there not allowed into but you can stand outside as long as the Pokemon is in the ring going around you, you can click the Pokemon on your screen so you can catch it. I have not yet myself had to climb a fence or anything like that and if I had to I wouldn’t be stupid and do that I would just move on and find another one.


I have seen so many people complaining about this game but I like it the only problem I can see is everyone is always looking at their phones and not where they are going  so, you get people walking into you or just walk across the road without looking but you really don’t have to keep looking at your phone as if you got app open it vibrates to let you know there is a Pokemon nearby so no need to try and get yourself killed while trying to find a Pokemon.


all I have to say now is when playing the game just remember where you are and keep yourself safe. thanks for reading and I will be playing this game until I get bored of it.

Smart beauty Neon pink hair dye

I have been using smart beauty neon pink to dye my hair. I did start before using this by dyeing my hair blonde as its meant to work better than on dark hair. I did use another company’s blonde as I need it permanently to stay blonde for it to work or at least ginger as that is what it went. When I first used it I got my mum just to put some streaks in as I wasn’t too sure about having it fully pink. In the box you get an application brush , pair of gloves and the dye in sachet. You would need to get yourself a mixing bowl which could be an old bowl or if you go to your local pound shop they do the mixing bowls there which comes with extra brushes. My used the medium size brush so, she could put thinker pink streaks in my hair. You will also need tin foil to wrap your hair highlights in as it helps develop and so, you don’t get any on the hair you do not want to get them on. You can also use cling film which is better as you don’t need to keep opening to check it.

The leaflet tells you that you should do 48hr reaction test to make sure you do not have a reaction to the dye. If you don’t do this you could end up having a serve reaction where you could end up in hospital but I really need to follow my own advice as I haven’t done a reaction test since the first time I dyed my hair which was a very long time ago. You also should do a strand test as well to determine if you hair is suitable for the dye. If you hair snaps then it’s not suitable and you should not use this is also a good way to find out how long you should leave the dye in your hair. Let’s pretend I did all of above as your meant to.

My mum started by mixing the 2 sachet together in the bowl, It should go a bright pink colour. She started front to back picking random sections of the hair and cutting down the tin foil so, we could wrap the hair in, We left it for 30mins and it was still not done so waited another 10 minutes. After we washed it out it was very bright in colour

once it was dried
once it was dried

my pros and cons to this dye are


  • Easy to use
  • bright in colour
  • non drip


  • It only lasted max of 8 washes though on box says up to 30
  • The amount of testing you have to do
  • chlorine will pull the dye out of your hair

when it was time to top up the highlights I decided to do this myself. The dye in the dye when i mixed it came out the wrong colour but i just thought oh they have changed it so, not thinking about it applied it. When I washed it out my hair was blonder then it was. So, we put a complaint into the company and they sent me out four new hair dyes of neon pink. so, I got my mum to do half a head style using the all over dye which is better to use as there is no mixing to do but you still need the tin foil for it to develop and here is a picture of my half head colour which I am in love with 12016581_512786798887891_1726326013_n Even after the mistake I would still highly recommend this product as it’s so bright and easy to use and with it being non drip the only way you would dye your clothes if you touch your own clothes. I will be giving this product 8/10

Fitbit Charge Hr

I recently upgrade from my fitbit flex to a fitbit charge Hr. The fitbit Flex only counted your steps and told you how you slept at night and with using the app you could log your food so it could tell you how calories you had burned off during the day. Lucky I didn’t have to pay £119.99 for my fitbit Charge Hr my brother was selling his so, I got it off him for £46 which was a great deal ,but if it come to it I would had of paid to get it new.
The fitbit charge Hr has a PurePulse heart rate sensor which as long as you are wearing the band it picks up your heart rate. It’s only not picked mine up twice and that was because I had the strap done up to lose. It also tells you when you have hit heart rate zones when you look at the screen the first heart that is not filled is normal rate first heart filled is fat burn  and then second heart is cardio zone and last heart is for peak zone. It also tracks your steps, the amount of stairs you have walked and the distance you have done. You can also see who is ringing you on the watch and also see what the time is.
When you sync it to the app you can add your excise. By this if you go online and view your stats you can see how you heart rate did in the and now how you need to improve so you can burn more calories. The fitbit charge HR automatic tracks you sleep and records it so you can see how much sleep you have actually had. It syncs to your phone by bluetooth and your computer by the wireless dongle.
I  prefer this watch even to the Samsung watch that I used to have. It’s smaller and the app is a lot easier to use also the battery last a lot longer. I would recommend the fitbit to anyone in a few months I may even get the charge which has the GPRS tracker in it. Well that’s my review on the fitbit I would give the fitbit a 8/10 just for the fact I have a reaction to the material its made out of. Thanks for reading.