GILLETTE SKINGUARD SENSITIVE

GILLETTE SKINGUARD SENSITIVE

I recently went to the launch of the new Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive Razor. The razor is  designed for men with sensitive skin and I was told it cuts hair at skin level so would avoid irritation. It has a unique Skin Guard positioned between the blade which helps protect the skin.

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I have sensitive skin myself so this product sounded great and I just had to try it. I have always avoided the clean shave due to irritation of the skin. The Razor looks sleek and and is the perfect size for its function.

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The first thing I noticed is how soft the blades are on the skin and even though there are only 2 blades it still gave a very close shave. Due to the spacing of the blades it avoided tugging of the hairs which meant less irritation on the skin. I felt it was easy to grip and control which allowed for better shaving. You can get the shave gel that goes with the razor which will help protect the skin during your shave and give you a cooling affect.

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I have been using this for a few weeks now and would definitely recommend it to anyone, especially if you have sensitive skin. You can pick up the razor from £5 across stores in the UK.

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THE EVERYDAY MAN

THE EVERYDAY MAN

Heinrich Barth

The N. 07 Mykonos body cleanser is infused with a blend of fig leaves and sage extracts which smells like summer. The shampoo and conditioners are suitable for all hair types and leaves hair looking super shiny and healthy. All of the products are paraben free with no artificial colourings. This travel set is ideal when on the move and comes in a well presented white gift box. I love the simplicity of the packaging, it gives it that luxurious feel. This is a great gift set for any hair or beauty lover.

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UP ROAR

Is a UK men’s eco-friendly grooming and skin care brand which focuses on all natural ingredients. You can pick up the 50ml Aluminium-free deodorant for £8.50 and this product has so many benefits. The deodorant is made from 100% natural ingredients & it’s aluminium free (hence the name). It is non staining and residue free which is a big plus as I find most deodorants end up staining some of my T shirts. This product is also great if you love to travel like me as the volume is under the allowance for carry-on. So far so good using this product.

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The Bearded Man Company

A family run business who solely make beard care products in the UK. They use the highest quality natural ingredients to make their products and are free from the bad chemicals often used in the beauty industry. They have so many cool products to keep your beard well groomed.

The beard repair intensive recovery serum – This product is great to use for immediate results. With antioxidants and repairing Vitamin C, it gives your beard a fresh look.  RRP: £9.99

60 Second Rich Repair Beard Conditioning Treatment – If you feel you have a dry rough beard this product is great for you. It will instantly leave your beard feeling soft and hydrated. RRP: £9.99

Wooden 24 Sampler Box Set – This is a great little kit which includes the bestselling beard oil. It contains 24 scents and each 2ml scent bottle will last for up to eight uses. RRP: £39.99

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Rugged & Dapper 

A simple straight forward grooming brand perfect for a low maintenance lifestyle.  If you want a skincare that is quick and easy to use then this brand is for you! They have a wide selection of products and they are all made with natural ingredients that won’t cause irritation and dryness to the skin. I have picked out the core regimen travel kit ($19.95) which is perfect for me as I’m on the move all the time.

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Below The Belt

A British body and skin care brand coming up with something a little different. Me personally, I have never seen a product like this that targets the groin area. I play a lot of sport and go to the gym regularly so these products are great to help keep you feel fresh all day. Their products are vegan and cruelty free and range from £4.50 – £12. You can pick up a box set which could be a good Christmas stocking filler.

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FIT Skincare

FIT Skincare produce a range of award-winning luxury hair, skin and body serums. Using all natural ingredients they help hydrate the skin and protect it from the effects of the sun. I have picked out two of their products. Firstly the moisturising ultra serum, it is very lightweight and helps to reduce red blemishes as well as repairing and refreshing the skin. Secondly the eyedrate+ serum helps get rid of the dark circles and tired looking eyes. I will definitely be using this with all my late nights and early starts.

Use my discount code SHAUN25 for 25% off!

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Fudge Urban

With very bright packaging it is hard to miss this brand in the shops! You can purchase these products from Boots priced from around £7. I have naturally curly hair and sometimes like to change my look up and go for something more textured. The sea salt spray is great as you can spray it into wet hair and let it dry naturally, so it’s quick and easy to use.

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The Brighton Beard Company 

This brand is pretty close to home for me, I used to spend a lot of time down in Brighton and they manufacture all their products there. They have a wide selection of beard grooming products from oils, balms and waxes.

 I think today more and more men are grooming their beards with all different styles so it is great to have a variety of products. The packaging is great and looks really premium,  and the products all smell amazing!! They have had loads of coverage online including being featured in GQ and I can see why.  In this gift set you get a beard balm, beard oil and beard shampoo for £45. Use BrightonBeard15 to get 15% off!

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Reviv Serums

This brand originates in California and they produce specialised serums for both skin and hair care. The aim of their hair serums is to help give you fuller, thicker, healthy looking hair. Their best seller is the Reviv hair max stimulating serum which is currently in the sale for only £30.67 reduced from £62.12.  I can’t wait to try this out and see the results.

George Etherington

I am a massive fan of watches and have a nice little collection for all occasions. Everyman should own a watch and this one is something a little different with its rectangular shaped face. The George Etherington watch looks classy and luxurious. gives any outfit that finishing touch.

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ASPINAL OF LONDON

ASPINAL OF LONDON

Square Four Watch Box

I have always been a fan of watches and seem to be starting a nice little collection. For me there is a timepiece for every occasion, I like to match the colours and styles with my outfits. I have always been a fan of accessories so it would be very rare to see me without a watch on.

My shelf started to look very messy with my watches laying around everywhere. It also took up too much room keeping all the separate watch boxes out. I do travel a lot as well and I like to have a selection of watches with me and obviously I don’t want them to get damaged so need something to put them in for safe keeping.

I came across the Aspinal square four watch box in one of their stores and it immediately caught my eye. The box is so stylish, on the outside you have the deep shine amazon croc print Italian calf leather and on the inside its lavish soft suede. The four suede cushions can accommodate all styles of watches. For security it also comes with a really nice solid brass lock and key.

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If you are paying a lot of money for a watch and have a collection why not invest in some where to store them and make them look very presentable. You can purchase this square four watch box for £315 just click the link below. They also do a single travel watch roll and a five watch box.

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HARLEY ACADEMY CLINICS

HARLEY ACADEMY CLINICS

 

I have always thought about getting Botox as it seems to be so common these days but I never thought I would have the courage to go through with it. I was contacted by Harley Clinics and Joelle was so informative regarding the treatment which made me so at ease about booking my appointment with them.
We all have our insecurities and I am no different; especially as I am always in front of the camera. I think people just assume because I take so many photos of myself and blog about my life that I don’t have any insecurities. A lot of people would hide it or be ashamed to tell anyone but I don’t see why you should. This treatment does wear off eventually so it is not permanent but for me it has made me feel a lot more confident in myself.
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On arrival I was greeted by the lovely Joelle who took me in to have my consultation with Dr Tristan Mehta. The Doctor talked me through the treatment making sure I was happy to proceed.  I had botulinum toxin (aka ‘Botox’) from Bocouture by the farmaceutical company Merz Aesthetics. I just had a standard dose for the 3 areas. I originally was supposed to get botox in my forehead but I ended up getting a small amount around my eyes and just above my lip. Do not be worried about the needles either they are tiny and when they are injecting you it will feel like a pin prick..
You can read more in this Interesting article about ‘Botox’: Botox-vs-Fillers
Prices:
£120 for up to 3 areas of ‘Botox’ outside of London and £150 for up to 3 areas of ‘Botox’ in London.
£120 for 1ml of dermal filler outside of London and £150 for 1ml of dermal filler in London.
They have clinics in Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, London and Stockton-on-Tees.

Website: Harley Academy ClinicsFollow Harley Academy Clinics Here

I will definitely be revisiting Harley Academy Clinics for some more treatment this year. Feel free to ask me any questions regarding the treatment and clinic.

 

 

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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS 

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS 

So today’s post is all about my travel essentials which I will always take away with me. As we know we are only allowed liquids under 100ml in our travel luggage and generally I only have travel luggage on city breaks.

Everything is just as important in my grooming routine and when I go away it’s no different.

Hair:

Firstly to style my hair into place I need a good hair dryer. I know most hotels have them but let’s face it they can be cheap with no power and the last thing I want is rubbish hair. I always take my ghd travel hairdryer with me. It’s perfect and folds away nicely. You can pick one up for under £60 it’s worth the investment. This would also make a great Christmas gift.


Travel size Got2b Schwarzkopf blasting freeze spray. No matter where you go &I no matter what the weather is like this stuff is holding your hair in place. It does exactly what it says freezes the hair. You don’t need to use that much and for me the smaller one is actually easier to style my hair with. This will be available at most airports if you do forget but your best buying this from Superdrug or one of the big supermarkets to save money.


I mainly use the hairspray to style my hair but in order to always keep the side of my hair and any baby hair in place I use a small amount of American crew fiber. If you like the naturally look then this fiber is the best out there.


Sachajuan shampoo and conditioner are the best out there. As I am always using products to style my hair I need something to wash it out but also keeping it in good condition and stopping it getting damaged. Sachajuan won awards this year at the GQ grooming awards so that tells you this is a great product and brand. They retail for £11 each but it’s definitely worth it. Your hair will feel so smooth and refreshed.

Fragrance:

For a city break you don’t need loads of fragrances so I just take my favourite one which is a 100ml. I love this fragrance from gentlemen’s tonic it’s called Sinsa and retails around £100.  If you have not tried it you definitely should!


Eyes:

When you travel or go on city breaks we are forever trying to fit everything in. This means late nights and early mornings so you can end up looking tired but I use the below products to help wake my eyes up. The Optrex sparkling eyes gives your eyes that glow I use 2 small drops in the morning in each eye. The next product is great I use it everyday to be honest. The bulldog eye roller just roll this under each eye and helps get rid of the tired puffy eyes and wakes your eyes up. What I do with both these products is store them in the fridge or at the hotel the mini bar.


Skin:

I don’t always use this when I’m away but just in case I want to treat myself to a face mask I use the Blaq face mask. It’s easy to use just apply wait 20 minutes and peel off. It’s gives you a deep clean and you can see the black heads it has pulled out. Retails for £14.99

La Roche Posay Effaclar duo this moisturiser has been life changing. I’ve spent years searching for the right product for my sensitive skin and since using this I have not changed. The Effaclar duo comes with me everywhere and is always apply every morning or after every shower. This retails at around £12. Our moisturiser is key to great skin! We all want to stay looking young and spot free don’t we?

Teeth:

Everyone brushes their teeth (I hope) so choice of toothpaste is important for me. I like to look after my teeth and want them nice and white but also fresh breath. I use the travel sized Arm & Hammer advanced whitening. It’s a great product and really does keep my teeth looking white. 

Body:

I don’t actually have a favourite shower gel at the moment so it’s a case of buy on the go for this so if anyone has some good ones to use under 100ml please let me know.

After showering or having a bath it’s so important to moisturise our body. A lot of people forget to do this and just moisturise their face. I use gentlemen’s tonic travel sized body moisturiser. You only need a small amount and it will cover most of your body. This actually comes in a travel kit for £29.99 this would be a nice Christmas gift.


The last product I take is my BaBylis beard trimmer. We always need one to have that quick trim to make us look that little bit sharper. I currently use the babyliss trimmer. It’s easy to use and has multiple grades without having to change heads. It’s only £24.99 in Superdrug and you can find this in Argos. It’s honestly one of the best ones I’ve used.


If you guys have any questions or feedback please let me know!

THE BREATH CO.

THE BREATH CO.

Everyone wants the perfect smile and great teeth but to do that you have to put just as much effort in as you do with your everyday grooming. Dental care is a big thing for me, I want to do everything I can to avoid those costly dental fees and have a nice smile.

I have recently tried The Breath Co products.

At first I tried the healthy gums oral rinse. Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy mouth. This mouthwash helps eliminate germs associated with gum disease. I use this every morning but for best result use morning and night. Rinse the mouth for up to a minute and gargle for 30 seconds.

 

My favourite mouth wash is the fresh breath oral rinse icy mint. Let’s face it nobody wants bad breath especially if your always speaking to people face to face. I personally find even after brushing your teeth in the mornings or after eating something such as garlic you can still taste a hint of bad breath. That’s why this mouthwash is perfect, it gives you that something extra with a cool blast of minty menthol and crisp citrus.

For the best results I would advise using the toothpaste as well. The mild mint toothpaste is dentist approved. It eliminates  the bacteria that causes bad breath & leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean.

The chewing gum is great for on the go. When I attend blogging events or if I have meetings I always get paranoid about my breath so I always ensure to have some chewing gum. The difference with The Breath Co fresh breath chewing gum is that it lasts longer but also eliminates those stronger odours caused by coffee, onion and garlic.

I highly recommend these products for your dental routine, you can pick them up from boots use the link HERE;

Prices start from £4-£14.99

Let me know what you guys think.

GENTLEMEN’S TONIC 

GENTLEMEN’S TONIC 

Gentlemen’s Tonic have stores all around the world. I was lucky enough to visit the Mayfair store for a haircut.

This luxury store is based in the heart of Mayfair, it’s a traditional barber shop and has a variety of lifestyle and grooming services for the modern man. 

The Mayfair store is really classy inside with wood, leather and marble interior. I was greeted by a lady on reception who was very friendly and welcoming offering me a hot or cold drink before my appointment. 

Gentlemen’s tonic have variety of products which were displayed around the shop. I have a few myself which I’m looking forward to trying and will let you guys know how I get on. I did have a quick test of the aftershave Sinsa which smells incredible! 

So when you’re getting your hair cut you have your own private booth with the barber which I thought was pretty cool. Inside the booth you have a tv so you can choose what you watch (I went for music). Mohamed was my barber for the day and let me say he’s not only such a nice guy but a great barber. He really took his time with the cut and was kind enough to even let me take my photos along the way.  To get the style I wanted Mohamed used the Structure strong hold to help bring back the quiff. 

See my pictures below and check them out using the link. 

http://www.gentlemenstonic.com/

Also check out their Instagram @gentlemenstonic