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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2018 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

2018 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

It’s not long to go now until the big day! Christmas is my favourite time of year and I love spoiling my friends and family but finding the perfect gift is never easy. I’ve rounded up some of my Christmas gift ideas for him & her.

THE FRAGRANCE SHOP

You can’t go wrong with the gift of fragrance at Christmas. The Fragrance Shop have a huge selection of gifts perfect for your loved ones. The Scent Addict is a travel size atomiser filled with a 30 day supply of your chosen fragrance. You can choose from over 50 different brands such as YSL, Diesel and Armani for only £12 a month.  It then gets delivered straight to your door which is so convenient. Perfect for any fragrance lover who loves to discover new scents.

FAT FACE 

Fat Face have a great selection of Christmas gifts for all the family. The knitwear is such great quality, below I have featured two cashmere blend jumpers. For women there is the Sophie Textured Block Jumper £45 and for Men the Chichester Crew Neck Jumper £55.

They also have so many good stocking fillers, these would be great for Secret Santa presents too. From the eye mask and pillow mist gift set (£15) to the scented candle gift set (£15) there is loads to choose from.

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BOLIN WEBB

Bolin Webb are a luxury grooming brand who do some really cool and unique grooming products. I have picked out the R1 Mach3 razor it comes in many different colours but I went for Red as it is one of my favourite colours. The one I chose is £55 but they can go up to £350 use this link to check out their selection. Bolin Webb

The razors are sleek and inspired by the flawless paintwork and finish of a classic British car. All men have a razor in their wash bag so why not make it a special one. You can also add accessoires too, the stand is £30 and for his travels add a travel case for £25.

SACHAJUAN

Why not give the gift of great hair! Sachajuan are a Swedish brand that create salon quality products to use at home. I have been using their products for a while now and I absolutely love them. They have some great gift sets for Christmas and there is one for every hair type, perfect for both male and female. The gift set contains 3 full size products and come in a nice wash bag. They are priced at £65.

PHILLIPS

I find that Christmas is the perfect time of the year to give electrical goods. You ask for the things you want as well as things you need. First up is the Phillips Sonicare rechargeable electric toothbrush (£60). It has so many good functions like the smart timer which gives you the 2 minutes brushing time recommended by dentists. The battery lasts up to 2 weeks and it removes up to x7 more plaque vs. a manual toothbrush.

For her there is the SatinShave Essential Electric shaver. It is cordless and can be used both wet and dry. It is rechargeable with 1 hour usage time and has a battery indicator when its low or fully charged. It is priced at £54.

AMERICAN CREW 

American Crew is one my favourite brands I use when it comes to styling my hair. They have such a good selection of products that enable you to style your hair in different ways. Everyone loves a nice gift set on Christmas day and this limited edition forming cream duo set is perfect. Most men struggle using so many different products so the 3-IN-1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash is quick and easy to use. The forming cream works well for all types of hair and gives you a medium hold with a slight shine. It also makes the hair look thicker which most men want. You can pick this up for around £20.

INSTAX MINI

The Instax cameras make such a good gift! I find it is something you wouldn’t necessarily buy yourself however you would use it alot. It’s always great fun taking instant pictures and looking back on memories. If you’re running out of gift ideas I would definitely recommend one of these. They are priced at £64.99 and you can buy lots of different films and accessories for them.

REN SKINCARE

Luxury beauty gift sets always make the perfect present, who doesn’t love self care?! REN skincare are a natural clean beauty brand and most of their products are vegan.  This is the ‘LOVE’ gift set which includes two products from the brand’s Moroccan Rose bath and body range made from 100% natural rose oil. The set comes in a limited edition gift box designed in collaboration with Kikki K.

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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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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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Christmas is my favourite time of year – everyone is in a happy mood, what is not to love?! We get to spend time with family & friends, the decorations, the parties, eating so much food and of course the presents! We all like to get something we want for Christmas but for me seeing someones face light up when they are opening a gift you got them is priceless.

If you’re anything like me and haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet here is my Christmas gift guide.

ASPINAL OF LONDON 

If you’re looking to treat yourself or a loved one to a little luxury this Christmas then head over to Aspinal Of London. Everything about this brand oozes class. I already own the black Boston bag, passport cover, ID wallet & iPhone 7 leather case. The quality of their products are exceptional and all hand crafted.

At Aspinal there is a gift for everyone, whether you want to treat your wife to a nice handbag or your brother to a wallet you are guaranteed to find something. The packaging is incredible and everything is gift wrapped to perfection. I would suggest going to into one of their amazing stores, they have recently opened a new store in Regent street which is absoloutley stunning. You can also get complimentary personalisation on all products which is a really nice touch and makes that gift extra special!

 

You can shop the products online here.

AMERICAN CREW 

Looking for a stocking filler? Then check out American Crew, they have some great gift sets in which are perfect for Christmas. Most men’s barbers stock American Crew so you know that their products will be top quality.

I use a few of their products when styling my hair, my personal favourite is the Fiber which gives you a more natural look without a shiny finish. A little goes a long way with this product and it lasts for a while. American Crew have a great range of products and cater for all skin and hair types.

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a good gift set!

You can shop the products online here. 

BOOHOO MAN

The Biker Jacket will never go out of fashion and BoohooMAN do some really nice styles at such reasonable prices so you don’t need to break the bank. I wear my biker jackets on a regular basis and I can tell you if I got this jacket as a gift for Christmas I would be really happy. This would make the perfect gift for your partner or brother. I have a lot of BoohooMAN clothes and the fit and quality is great. Don’t forget to check out my latest post wearing this BoohooMAN jacket on my Instagram @finnerz.uk.

You can shop the jacket here.

Price: £40

ZARA 

A camel coat is definitely one of my staple wardrobe items this season. If you go on Instagram they are everywhere! My coat featured in the images above is from Zara and I actually got it for Christmas a few years ago from my mum (she has good style ha!) and it’s still in great condition so that tells you the quality is really good. The coat comes in a nice gift box so it is easy to wrap too. The Zara coats vary but are usually priced around £100.

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative then check out New look or ASOS where you can find one for around £60.

You can shop a similar coat from Zara here

PAUL HEWITT

Mens accessories can bring an outfit together. I feel lost if I leave the house without wearing one of my watches. I have one for most occasions but can honestly say that my Paul Hewitt watch is definitely one of my favourites. I feel like a watch is a good investment and most guys will get good use of out of their watch wearing them daily.

If you are looking for a main gift then check the Paul Hewitt range out.  The packaging is smart and I am sure your partner or loved one would love one of these watches.  FYI gents they also do beaut women watches. If you go online now they are doing £10 off, see my choice below.

You can shop the watch here 

Watch Grand Atlantic LineBlack Sea Stainless Steel Metal Watchstrap Stainless Steel

Price: £249

JO MALONE 

Jo Malone offer a huge range of candles and colognes as well as body lotions. The whole range is unisex and all of the scents are great.  There are some really cool limited edition gifts just for Christmas too.

My fiancée loves their products and is forever bringing home something new. I cannot complain though as she keeps the house smelling really nice. I recently tried their award-winning exfoliating shower gel and not only does it smell amazing but the fragrance lasts all day.

The Jo Malone products are also beautifully gift wrapped – making it easier for us guys! The candles / diffusers would make a lovely Christmas gift for someone who might have just moved into a new home or loves luxury fragrance.

You can find their products in John Lewis or visit one of their stores.

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BULLDOG SKIN CARE

BULLDOG SKIN CARE

All of bulldogs products are purpose built for men and contain some really good natural ingredients. 

Bulldog has a variety of products targeting all different skin types so don’t worry if you have oily skin or sensitive skin these guys will have something that’s right for you. 

I have tried and tested a number of their products for myself and went for the oil range as my skin, especially the T zone can be oily. 

Oil control moisturiser 100ml £6

This moisturiser is non greasy and it helps matify and improve skin texture. For me this was great as I don’t like thick heavy moisturisers. I use this every morning on my face, it’s important to get into a routine to help your skin. 

Oil control face scrub 125ml £5 

I used the face scrub every other day to get rid of dead skin it’s really important to exfoliate but you don’t want to overdo it as it can be bad for your skin. This Bulldog scrub is formulated with charcoal to help exfoliate. 

Oil control face wash 150ml £4.50

I used this morning and night and could really see the difference in my skin if I used the scrub I wouldn’t use this wash at night. It feels light on the face and perfect for a quick wash. Like the others it contains hazel, willow bark and juniper.

Oil control blemish targeter 15ml £6 

This is great little product to stop those blemishes. If you have any blemishes then put this on at night and let it work it’s magic. It helps fight the blemishes and leaves your skin spot free! I always take this on my travels. Remember you only need to use a tiny amount each time. 

Original Eye Roller 15ml £9.99

This is my pick of the bunch absolutely love this product. If like me you are always busy or forever using your phone, iPad and laptop then this is perfect to wake your eyes up. I keep mine in the fridge and use every morning and if I need to before a night out. The cooling roller ball dispenser makes it easy to apply under the eye. I take this away on trips or overnight stays it’s one of my must items in my grooming bag. 

BLAQ MASK TUBE

BLAQ MASK TUBE

I kept seeing charcoal masks all over social media and really wanted to try one myself. I had seen a few other bloggers using the brand BLAQ  and the packaging looked really cool so I ordered the mask tube. This mask targets toxins and draws on impurities. You can get 1 60ml tube for £14 which is very reasonable. You only need to use this a couple of times a week and it’s simple to use. I usually just use this on my T zone but you can put on the whole face but avoid areas with hair. Just leave it on for 15-20 minutes until all dry then simply peel off and you can visibly see the blackheads as disgusting as it sounds that’s what we want to see! I love the fact it’s a smaller tube as for someone who travels a lot I can take this where ever I go. 

Look out for future posts on BLAQ products from me. Shop the mask tube below and let me know what you think. 

Also give them a follow on Instagram @blaq.mask and see my post on my Instagram @finnerz321

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DERMOT O’LEARY FRAGRANCE 

DERMOT O’LEARY FRAGRANCE 

Dermot O’Leary has recently launched two fragrances available exclusively in M&S.

I was lucky enough to attend the fragrance launch at the Ned hotel in London. It was great to meet Dermot & let me say he is the nicest guy exactly what you see on TV really down to earth. He spoke about the fragrances and how long he has spent helping create them. It’s great to see Dermot’s enthusiasm when speaking about his products. 

One fragrance is for the day and one for the evening. The day time frangrance consists of Bergamot & Basil this has a citrus twist & undertones of amber. It’s perfect for everyday use. The night time scent is Vetiver & Cedarwood and personally my favourite I have been using this fragrance when going out for meals/ drinks in the evening. Both fragrances are such a bargain at only £22 each for 100ml!! The packaging and bottles both look high end so the price will surprise a lot of people.

Links are below to purchase both fragrances I hope you like them as much as me and let me know your favourite.

http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/beauty/24hr-dermot?OmnitureRedirect=Dermot+o+Leary

 

ZEGNA FRAGRENCE 

ZEGNA FRAGRENCE 

Zegna Essenze Spice Persian Saffron 

This Zegna fragrance is really nice I wear this daily without fail. This high end fragrance is crafted from the most prestigious spices known to man. The Persian saffron surrounds the senses with boys of bergamot, precious saffron and ambergris. If you like to smell good then this fragrance is for you.

You can find this in harrods For £156.00

QUICK FIX FACIALS 

QUICK FIX FACIALS 

Purifying Charcoal mask 

This one is personally my favourite the active charcoal is rich in minerals and helps clear deep pores and frees the skin from toxins and imperfections. It also contains dragon fruit rich in vitamin C. 


Anti Blemish Mud Mask 

Do you suffer from oily and blemish prone skin? If yes try this one. I find my forehead is always oily so I like to use this product for that area. People think a face mask you have to use it all over but you don’t. Just target the areas you need to with the right product. The green clay and Kaolin in this facial helps cleans the skin and draws out impurities it also revitalises the skin.


Calming Clay Mask 

If you have skin that is sensitive or prone to redness then try this. This product has oatmeal, aloe vera, chamomile extract and rose extract. All of them of them help to reduce skin inflammation. They smooth and calm the skin and provide moisture.


Link below to shop also sold in boots, tesco and Sainsbury’s. You can buy each for £4.99 or usually they do deals 3 for £10 which is great 

http://quickfixfacials.com/shop/

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