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How To Dress Like A Bridgerton

Have you watched the hit drama Bridgerton (yet)? Well, let’s have a closer look at the story on the most fabulous and expensive menswear drama on Netflix.

A bit of background

Bridgerton is an American streaming television period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is based on Julia Quinn’s novels set in the competitive world of Regency era London’s Ton during the season, when debutantes are presented at court.

What they wear

From a dapper Duke dressed in the finest silk… To Prince Friedrich’s double-breasted tuxedo coat worn when asking Daphne to the social ball of the season… There’s no shortage of style and sophistication, but how much would one of these looks set you back in real life?

We speak with Maximilian Ciampi, the Tailoring Director of 40 Savile Row, part of the Savile Row Company. He has over 20 years of experience working on the bespoke strip and has deconstructed the top five men’s looks from top to toe.

The Prince Friedrich

Is there anything more opulent than a royal wardrobe?

Prince Freidrich’s outfit is an accurate representation of what would have been worn by the royals of the Regency era. His double-breasted tuxedo coast, adorned with medals and show-stopping shoulder pads is a traditional royal uniform and similar to the one worn by Prince William on his wedding day. It’s likely these clothing items would be made of only the finest materials, right down to the silk gloves.

An outfit fit for a Prince would set you back an estimated £7,900.

(Uniform tail coat = £4,500; Trousers = £2,000; Silk gloves = £250; Boots = £1,150)

The Duke of Hastings

As somewhat of a rulebreaker, the Duke of Hastings was less conventional in his wardrobe choices.

When he was seen at one of the many social balls, he was often dressed more casually than the Lord’s and other people of status around him.

Perhaps on the first night when the Duke and Daphne first realised their love for one another, the Duke is seen in a velvet cutaway tailcoat, tailored trousers, a silk waistcoat encrusted with what looks like semi-precious stones as buttons and a silk scarf.

It’s estimated this look would set you back a cool £8,800.

(Tailcoat = £3,500; Waistcoat = £2,500; Trousers £2,000; Shirt £350; Scarf £450)

Colin Bridgerton

The third son of the Bridgerton

Colin Bridgerton was embroiled in a major scandal but thankfully his fashion was less controversial. This look is multi-textured layering a crisp cotton shirt, printed silk waistcoat with gold buttons and a velvet tailcoat. He has opted for a more relaxed and simple black trouser.

It was very common for people of status and wealth to opt for bright colours as can be seen with these styles.

Estimated cost £7,350.

(Tailcoat = £3,500; Waistcoat = £1,500; Trousers = £2,000, Shirt = £350)

Anthony Bridgerton

Although this is his ‘leisure’ time, he is still formally dressed which was expected of men during this era.

Head of the Bridgerton family, Anthony Bridgerton, is a very active Lord who enjoys winding down at a gentleman’s club with a scotch in hand.

He’s impeccably dressed in a green shirt, velvet cutaway tailcoat, crisp white and fitted trousers and polished brown leather boots.

To look like a Lord, it would set you back £7,350

(Cutaway tailcoat = £3,500; Shirt = £350; Trousers = £2,000; Boots = £1,500)

Watch the Bridgerton Series on Netflix

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Reset The New Year In Style

For most people January is a much needed time of year to detox and reset. With December notoriously known as the most unhealthy month of the year, due to the endless parade of Christmas parties, endless amounts of mince pies consumed and the alcohol-fuelled compulsory events such as New Year’s Eve.

As we’re heading into the middle of the month, we want to make sure you’re on track to hit your Dry January goals. Only a few weeks left!

Dry January

With each year gaining more and more traction, Dry January has become a staple in the calendar for millions of people. An estimated 4.2million participated in the month-long sobriety challenge last year with even more expected to take part this year. Gone are the days when it was perceived that only problem drinkers had to take an abstinence from alcohol, with the majority agreeing that the effects of alcohol impact their life to some extent.

Effects

Going cold turkey from alcohol will bring about many positive changes, some of which you may not have suspected!

Better skin

Alcohol has been proven to break down the collagen within the skin, meaning that consuming alcohol on a regular basis speeds up the ageing process. It also means you’re more likely to breakouts and the skin looking dull and tired. We bet we’re not the only one who’ve woke up the morning after  a big night and wondered why we look so terrible! The good news is that taking a break from alcohol will help reverse some of that ageing you have experienced. On top of your skin improving, your eyes will look more bright and alert. What’s there to lose?

Improved sleep

Many people have a night time tipple to help them get to sleep, but what you may not know is that drinking actually means you have a worse quality of sleep. Drinking results in a lower level of REM sleep, which is the deepest, most quality type of sleep. Hitting that dram of whisky or that glass of Merlot on the head will see you sleeping for longer at a higher quality.

Increased mood

Linked to the last point, increasing your sleep will directly increased your mood. You’ll find that you’ll be positive more of the time and have heaps of energy to do everything you did previously plus extra. You’ll realise how many hours there are in a day, rather than writing off one day a week with a hangover. It’s also important to note that alcohol is in fact a depressant so in the long term alcohol will negatively impact your mental health. After a month without alcohol, you’ll notice how much happier you are.

More money

The BBC recently published a study which showed that 55% of British people go out at least once a week for a night out, with the highest segment being the 18-30 year olds at 73%. The average night out costs £70.56 the BBC found. Over the course of a month, this means that you could potentially save over £282. This is assuming that you only go out one night a week, and doesn’t take into account the bottle of wine you had after a tough Thursday at the office.  Who wouldn’t want to have more money!?

Lose weight

Some alcohol contains a lot more calories than you may expect. A pint of Peroni contains 235 calories and that frozen Margarita you love can contain up to 400 calories. We often don’t take calories from alcohol into account within our diet, but if you’re having one heavy night a week, you could be easily consuming an additional day’s worth of calories. If you’d like to consume less calories whilst drinking, we’d opt for a slimline G&T at 64 calories or a vodka and soda at 60 calories.

Healthier eating

To speed up your weight loss and not just rely on losing those empty calories you previously consumed from alcohol, shape up your diet and watch what you’re putting in your mouth. Myfitnesspal is a great tool to monitor your food intake, and allows you to see which food group and nutrients you need to increase of a balanced diet.

Need a healthy breakfast alternative to a sausage sandwich? We’d recommend this tasty porridge which comes in a variety of flavours from Red Berry & Pumpkin to Strawberry & Peanut butter. To add extra flavour and texture, throw in some Munchy Seeds to have a healthy and filling start to the day, that will see you right through to lunch.

Alcohol alternatives

If you find yourself at a bar and don’t want to have a sign above your head saying “I’m doing dry January” by ordering a J20, then find below our best picks of non-alcoholic drinks:

Tips & Tricks

Here’s some tips to help you stay off the booze for what can seem like a very long month:

  • Remember why you’re doing dry January – if it’s for health reasons then think about how much healthier you’ll be at the end of the month.
  • Try to do Dry January with a friend so you can support each other and create sober plans.
  • Take up a new hobby to occupy your time e.g. writing, going to the gym, learn a new instrument etc.
  • Tell as many people as possible you’re going sober so people won’t tempt you with alcohol-fuelled plans.
  • Try some of the tasty no alcohol versions of drinks.

Support

There’s a lot of resources out there to help you through Dry January. We’ve listed below some of our favourites:

  • Club Soda is an online community dedicated to mindful drinking. Whether you want to never drink again, or just be moderate with your drinking, this community will help support you through your goals.
  • The Unexpected Joy of being Sober by Catherine Gray is a hilarious, eye-opening experience of one-woman’s plight to go sober. The book combines personal experience with useful tips on how to go sober(audio version also available).
  • Dry January app helps you track how many drinks you’ve skipped and how much you’ve money you’ve saved since the start of the month!

If you think you may have a serious problem with alcohol, then please consult your GP and the AA. You can find more information here: https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

Top Photo: Courtesy of Bibo Ergo Sum

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Decadent Duck Meals for the Festive Season

Looking for quick and delicious meal ideas for entertaining through the busy festive period? Want fine dining dishes that are table ready in just 30 minutes? Then wow your guests with Gressingham Duck’s decadent Bistro range. 

Whether you’re hosting a Boxing Day dinner with friends, or planning a special New Year’s Eve meal for two, the Bistro range offers a luxury selection of tantalising duck classics that are the perfect stress-free choice for any festive occasion, cutting down on hours spent in the kitchen at this hectic time of year.

Really lucky at StylePilot to get to try two of them: the Confit Duck and the Duck with Orange & Maple.

The many flavours and then the amazing taste in your mouth: just yummy!

With the finest sauces for that five-star dining experience, choose from a range of tantalising meals that can be popped in the oven leaving you free to enjoy time with your family or friends.

Choose from Duck Breasts in Plum Sauce, Duck Legs in Plum Sauce, Duck Confit, Duck Legs in Cherry Hoisin Sauce, Duck A L’Orange, Duck Breasts in Orange Sauce, Duck Legs with Orange & Maple, Duck Legs with Honey & Hoisin, all the meals are perfect served with seasonal fresh veg and your favourite festive tipple! Reared free-to-roam in barns on Red Tractor assured farms in Suffolk and Norfolk, Gressingham Duck® is a unique breed that has more succulent breast meat, and less fat. The Gressingham Duck® range is available through all the major retailers including Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

For more information on Gressingham Duck® visit www.gressinghamduck.co.uk


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Haircare

A selection of men’s grooming products including Conditioner, Shampoo, Styling Cream, Hair Gel, Matte Wax, Matte Clay & Salt Spray.


Daily Calma Shampoo for dry and damaged hair by Centred

A luxurious lather that won’t strip the hair or scalp of its natural moisture. Our Daily Calma Shampoo is a Calming blend of Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Orange Blossom Water combined with a coconut derived cleanser for gently removing daily build up whilst soothing the scalp, smoothing the hair and calming the mind.
£22 RRP for 250 ml
Visit www.wearecentred.com

Hair Rescue Repair Spray by Natur Vital

Hydrolysed Wheat Proteins (HWP) penetrate and strengthen the hair shaft, improving its hydration levels, softness and shine, and making it less susceptible to breaking. The Phytoactive Complex obtained from Wheat and Soy sprouts and Ginseng extract provide the scalp with the energy and nutrients it needs to stimulate hair growth. No Colourant & Silicon Free.
£8,95 RRP. Shop at www.naturvital.co.uk

Densifying Shampoo for Men by Christophe Robin

Cleansing Thickening Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay And Tahitian Algae.
This shampoo is ideal for men with fine or thinning hair.
Its innovative formula, composed with 95% natural-origin ingredients, is concentrated with pure rassoul clay. Rich in minerals, it gently absorbs impurities that suffocate the scalp and immediately brings fullness and body to the roots. It is combined with a Tahitian algae known for its densifying and invigorating properties.
£40 RRP. Shop at www.christopherobin.co.uk

Wax, Paste & Clay by Johnny’s Chop Shop

Dragon Hair Wax: Medium hold hair wax enriched with Dragon blood plant extract. £7.00 RRP
No1 Matt Paste: Matt look pro-quality for long lasting hold, texture & definition. £7.00 RRP
Wild Cat Hair Clay: Strong hold, matt finish styling clay imported from Asia. Contains Beeswax, Sage Leaf, Extract & Black Pepper. £7.00 RRP
Shop at www.johnnys-chopshop.com

Builder’s Dust by Johnny’s Chop Shop

Gets a grip of limp hair and instantly adds texture, builds volume while degreasing and freshening.
£5.50 RRP. Shop at www.johnnys-chopshop.com

Gift Of Style Grooming Set by Osmo

The professional haircare brand created a collection of unique gift packs including its most successful ranges such as Grooming.
The ultimate styling experience for all style conscious gents in search of effortlessly cool originality, textured control and look definition. The pack is the ideal Christmas treat to have to offer as a gift.
Contents: Matt Clay ExtremeTM (100ml), 1 x Fibre SculptTM (100ml), 1 x Detoxify Shampoo (250ml).
£19,99 RRP. Visit www.feelunique.com

Xpander Whip Conditioner and Gelée Shampoo by Fudge Professional

Shampoo: Perfect for fine and limp hair in need of weightless volume, this specially designed shampoo uses Opti-plex technology, caffeine and ginseng to cleanse the hair whilst providing bounce and all day volume.
Conditioner: Perfect for fine, limp hair, this Xpander Whip Conditioner works to plump and volumise. Formulated with weightless fibre-dense technology, it visibly strengthens and thickens leaving the hair looking and feeling stronger and fuller.
£9,99 RRP each from www.lookfantastic.com

C-8 Invisible Volume Chalk by Electric

The chalk contains no magnesium, it only uses natural chalk – sourced from the white cliffs in Sussex (England) – to provide instant grip, hold and volume.
£19,50 RRP. Shop at www.electric-hair.com

The Original Brow Shaper by Lilibeth New York

To use the Brow Shaper, just place at a slight angle (45-degree) against clean, dry skin. Without any extra pressure, glide the Brow Shaper across your skin in short strokes. Watch the hair and dead skin remove instantly and pain free! After each use, wipe clean.
Tip: It is best advised to practice on a large area first, like your arm. To use the Brow Shaper on your face, pull the skin taught.
Why not try the Brow Shaper elsewhere?  It works on the delicate upper lip area and is great for those pesky little hairs on your chin, along the cheek and back of neck.
£7.49 RRP. Shop at www.makeupbox-ldn.co.uk

Silver Caffeine Shampoo, Styling Cream, Thickening Spray by Trevor Sorbie

Trevor Sorbie Mg Thicker & Fuller Thickening Spray contains botanical blends, multi-vitamins and amino acid complexes to add body and thickness to fine and thinning hair and care for the scalp.
Trevor Sorbie Mg Silver Caffeine Shampoo reduces unwanted yellow tones and revitalises grey, white or blonde hair.
Trevor Sorbie Mg Curl Tamer Styling Cream controls, defines and enhances your natural curls. Perfect for those who want to get long-lasting control and definition whilst nourishing and strengthening the hair. It can be applied on dry or wet hair.
Available to buy online from trevorsorbie.com, Boots.com , Boots stores and Trevor Sorbie salons now.

Matte Clay by Osmo

Osmo Matte Clay Extreme (100ml) is the prefect clay for giving extreme hold and natural expression. Will tame flyaway hairs whilst also giving extreme, yet flexible hold. Has a matte finish. Suitable for short to medium length hair. Completely cruelty-free.
£8,45 RRP (100ml). Shop at www.feelunique.com

Matte Wax by Fudge Urban

No shine wax for a messed up look. Super dry, non-sticky wax gives raw matte finish with a firm hold.
How to use: Rub through dry hair and style as desired.
£7,49 RRP (70ml). Shop at www.boots.com

Salt Spray Texturiser by Osmo

California dreamin’… evoke the beach babe and surfer chic look. Mattifying texturiser sea salt spray for gritty and messed up hair.
Directions: for a matt textured style, shake well before use. For best results use Osmo Matt Salt Spray on dry hair. Spray sparingly onto sections. For added volume, spray through damp hair and blowdry as normal.
£8.50 RRP. Shop www.feelunique.com

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Skincare

Explore our range of premium beauty brands & skincare products for men. They include moisturisers, eye creams, face gels, face cleaners, face oils, peel-off masks, mousse soaps to name a few.


Oat & Argan Moisturising Cream by Scrivner

SKIN PROTECT uses a unique combination of Oat Kernel and Argan Kernel organic oils, beta glucan rich colloidal oatmeal, anti-oxidant betulinic acid from white birch bark and Vitamin E for ultimate skin protection.
£27 RRP. Visit www.janecrivner.com

Lavander Foaming Bath by L’OCCITANE

This rich foaming bath, with its captivating lavender scent, lets your mind escape to Provence as you breathe in its fragrance and enjoy a soothing moment of relaxation. It leaves skin feeling supple and fragranced with the delicate scent of lavender. Only a small amount of product is needed to create a bath full of bubbles and to sweep away the cares of the day.
£26 RRP. Visit www.loccitane.com

Refillable shaving gels and oils by King of Shaves

Better for the planet, better for your pocket – it’s time to refill not landfill.
Available at launch retailer Waitrose
The 250ml refillable sensitive shave gel is £5.99, 200ml refill pouch is £3.99
The refillable advanced shave oil is £5.99, 25ml refill is £3.99

Cade Purifying Charcoal Mask by L’Occitane Homme

A purifying and soothing mask in response to specific needs of men’s skin.
Enriched with Charcoal powder, Shea Butter and Cade wood essential oil, this face mask is ideal for combination and oily skins. It helps to purify and soothe the skin, absorbs excess sebum and reduces shine. Skin is left perfectly cleansed and feeling soothe and comfortable. Use twice weekly.
£15 RRP. Shop at www.loccitane.com

Prebiotics & Probiotics by FUNDERM

FUNDERM products contain an exclusive & innovative active complex made from Prebiotics & Probiotics which target problematic and pimple-prone skin.
Priced from £27 – £38 RRP. Shop at www.funderm.com

Microdermabrasion by BaeVac

Cult Instagram brand, Silky Bae, have revealed that their iconic BaeVac has become so popular with consumers seeking a professional level microdermabrasion at home, that soaring sales have meant that they now sell 1 unit every 90 seconds.
£39,99 RRP. Shop at www.silkybae.com

AC Collection by COSRX for sensitive skins

No1 seller on Amazon in the ‘Beauty & Personal Care’ category / 5-Star Rated Online / Vegan, cruelty-free, travel friendly and ingredient-focused / Teen Vogue award-winning
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Mint & Rosemary Hand Sanitiser by A.S APOTHECARY

The Isle of Harris Distillery, or the Social Distillery as it is often referred to, has provided high-strength alcohol from the spirit-making process to a number of local businesses to act as a key ingredient in the production of hand sanitiser. Those benefitting from the donation of the raw spirit for this vital product include Amanda Saurin of A.S. Apothecary, who lives in the village of Northton in South Harris and Essence of Harris in Tarbert.
£5.25 RRP. Shop at www.asapoth.com

Cocunut Charcoal Purifying Face Mask by Green People

A pore-purifying detox mask to mattify and balance combination or oily skin.
87% certified organic ingredients.
Ingredients: Activated Charcoal (absorbs pollutants and reduces the appearance of pores), Alpine Willow (balances oil production, refining skin texture), Bentonite Clay (works in synergy with Charcoal to draw dirt and toxins away from the skin) & Oat Lipid* (rich in ceramides to support the structure of mature skin and slow skin ageing).
£21 RRP. Shop at www.greenpeople.co.uk

The “Ferrari of tweezers” by Rubis

Esteemed makeup artist Bobbi Brown claims Rubis are “the Ferrari of tweezers”. The range from Rubis includes Classic Slant, Pointer, Magnifying Tweezers (pictured above) so there is something for both professionals and individuals to keep your brows in perfect shape.
Available from both Cultbeauty.co.uk and Lookfantastic.co.uk from £19.50. 

Milk & Peel Balm by Erborian

A daily cleansing and exfoliating oil-in-balm, for flawless-looking skin in just one step. Formulated with Sesame milk, known to visibly smooth skin’s surface texture, as well as exfoliating enzymes, MILK & PEEL BALM gently removes dead cells and cleanses the skin every day. Made with over 40% botanical oils, this balm transforms into oil and melts on the skin, giving a feeling of comfort.
£26 RRP (75ml). Shop at www.erborian.com

Moisturizing balm by Lumin

Developed with Korean innovation and technology, Lumin’s goal is to get more men using skincare by making it easy, affordable and effortless. They believe taking care of your skin should be a habit for all, regardless of gender, and aim to make it as second-nature as brushing your teeth. 
With just 6 core products, Lumin was formulated to specifically target men’s skin concerns, and it works. 89% of guys felt 24-hour hydration after applying their moisturiser, and 82% saw fewer fine lines in 28 days.
Moisturising Balm @ $29 RRP – Shop at www. luminskin.com

Caviar Lime Hydra Eye Treatment Cream by Too Cool For School

This naturally powerful hypoallergenic eye treatment for dryness, wrinkles and puffy eyes contains 65% caviar lime extracts. The moisture of the Caviar Lime, combined with 6 kinds of hyaluronic acid works hard to diminish crows’ feet and smile lines, by increasing moisture and elasticity levels in this delicate area, for even the most sensitive skin.
£24.99 RRP. Shop at www.boots.com

Active Face Cleanse Gel & Active Face Hydrating Gel by Organic Apoteke

Active Face Cleanse Gel | Wash away your imperfections… Let out your inner glow… A purifying cleanser that detoxifies, stimulates healing, refines pores, and prevents blemishes.
£35,95 RRP. Shop here.
Active Face Hydrating Gel | Detoxifying & Oxygenating. Clear complexion, Radiant skin… This multi-action moisture gel evens complexion, heals and protects, rebalances skin, stops spots.
£35,95 RRP. Shop here.
The actives in those products create a youthful blush by stimulating microcirculation.
Shop the full range at www.organicapoteke.com

The Smart Facial Cleansing Massager LUNA Mini 3 by Foreo

FOREO’s newest model includes upgraded technology such as the ‘Find my LUNA’ feature on the app, and the never-been-seen-before ‘glow boost’ – a 30 second glow boost feature rejuvenating skin immediately. 
The device also carries all of the trusted hallmarks of the LUNA range including a smart Swedish design, 650 uses in a single charge, high grade hygienic silicone body and customised power levels.
£139 RRP. Shop at www.selfridges.com

Face cleaners by NAKIN

Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Advanced Cleansing Milk. Formulated with an advanced active blend of oils, hyaluronic acid, pomegranate and seaweed extract, it helps to even skin tone and assist cell renewal.  £15 RRP. Shop at www.nakinskincare.com.
Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Purifying Face Toner. Facial toners are like a deep clean for your skin. They help to clear pores deep down, as well as condition skin with active toning, astringent and tightening ingredients. There’s no better way to freshen skin. £15 RRP. Shop at www.nakinskincare.com.
Read StylePilot’s review here.

Face Oil by DAYTOX

DAYTOX Natural Day and Night Facial Oil is a light, dry oil that easily absorbs into the skin. Containing vitamins E and C to help fortify and strengthens the skins natural barrier, and  Almond oil, a powerful natural antioxidant that prevents the effect of stress and harmful ultraviolet radiation rays to the skin. 
£24 RRP. Shop at www.ocado.com

Peel-Off Mask by Daytox

Active charcoal peel off mask provides an intensive deep cleanse, absorbs excess sebum and combats the formation of blackheads. The result is a more revitalised radiant and refined complexion. Free of parabens, silicones, artificial colours and allergen free perfume oils. Certified vegan and cruelty free.
£20 RRP. Shop at www.waitrose.com

Egg Mousse Soap by TooCool for School

This creamy, meringue-like cleanser combines milk proteins, amino acids, and egg extracts to thoroughly cleanse the skin in a perfectly harmonious trio. Tiny particles are able to go deep into the skin, not only to dissolve oil and dead skin cells, but also to nourish for long-lasting smooth and hydration effect. Egg white extract purifies, tightens, and brightens while egg yolk extract moisturizes. Your skin is left thoroughly clean, hydrated, and glowing but NEVER feeling tight or stripped.
What is it formulated WITHOUT Paraben, Sulfate, Mineral Oil.
£18.50 RRP. Shop at www.boots.com

Gym Bag Heroes Gift Set by Green People

Post-gym grooming essentials for men in a canvas wash bag. This pack contains: Green People For Men – No. 6 Detox Shower Gel (150ml), Green People For Men – No. 8 Thyme & Prebiotics Deodorant (75ml) and Green People For Men – No. 10 Itch Away Shampoo (150ml).
£39,95 RRP. Shop at www.greenpeople.co.uk

Luxurious Soap by Urban Apothecary London

Majestic and rich. Oudh is one of the most highly valued ingredients of the perfumer’s palette. This rare and resinous wood from a tropical tree is loved for its smoky and aromatic woody character. In this oriental composition, the unique scent of oudh is freshened with geranium’s rosy tones and deepened with smooth notes of amber, vetiver, patchouli and praline.
This luxury soap has been formulated with an extra-gentle vegetable base and is enriched with softening shea butter. Use with warm water to create a luxurious lather before washing off to leave skin beautifully cleansed. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of warm water. For external use only.
£12 RRP. Shop at www.urbanapothecarylondon.com

Irresistible Almond Collection by L’Occitane

A gift of pure indulgence, this collection contains all your Almond must-haves: 250ml Almond Shower Oil | 100ml Almond Body Balm | 50g Almond Delicious Soap | 30ml Almond Delicious Hands.
RRP of £49. Buy online, or in shops, from L’Occitane.

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Gifts Sets

A very popular section of the website when seeking for gifts ideas from the Grooming department. Just scroll down and hopefully you’ll find something you’ll like.


A Sweet Tree Decoration by L’Occitane en Provence

A sweet tree decoration with delightful L’OCCITANE treats for him inside. This Christmas, hang a gift for him on your twinkling tree with this bauble including: 10ml Cade Energising Fluid for the face, 25g Shea Milk Extra-Gentle Soap, 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream.
£12 RRP. Visit www.loccitane.com

Wet Shaving Gift Set by Kent Brushes

The Kent Brushes wet shave set is designed for those looking for a traditional close wet shave that leaves the skin moisturised and supple. The gift set includes the Infinity synthetic shaving brush, chrome shaving brush stand and a 75ml tube of Kent’s famous menthol skin conditioning shaving cream.
£25 RRP. Shop at www.kentbrushes.com

L’Homme Cologne Cedrat Gift Set by L’Occitane en Provence

A fresh and masculine set containing: Spray Deodorant, After-Shave Cream and Eau de Toilette. 
Refreshing, masculine and full of character, this collection blends citrus notes of cedrat with icy notes of mint and woody spices.
L’OCCITANE has been manufacturing products in Provence, in France, since 1976. 
Behind each product lies an ingredients lies a producer, working with us to sustainably develop their land.
Shop at www.uk.loccitane.com

Gift Of Style Grooming Set by Osmo

The professional haircare brand created a collection of unique gift packs including its most successful ranges such as Grooming.
The ultimate styling experience for all style conscious gents in search of effortlessly cool originality, textured control and look definition. The pack is the ideal Christmas treat to have to offer as a gift.
Contents: Matt Clay ExtremeTM (100ml), 1 x Fibre SculptTM (100ml), 1 x Detoxify Shampoo (250ml).
£19,99 RRP. Visit www.feelunique.com

Washbag Essentials: Skin & Hair Kit by Manual

This tremendous trio are the ultimate in face rejuvenation and hair well-being. A proven cocktail of ingredients backed by science to fight the signs of ageing, maintain your mane, and keep your head all handsome.
All in one bag: the moisturiser, the power shampoo and the wrinkle warrior.
£39 every 2 months. Shop at www.manual.com

Gym Bag Heroes by Green People

Post-gym grooming essentials for men in a canvas wash bag. This pack contains: Green People For Men – No. 6 Detox Shower Gel (150ml), Green People For Men – No. 8 Thyme & Prebiotics Deodorant (75ml) and Green People For Men – No. 10 Itch Away Shampoo (150ml).
£39,95 RRP. Shop at www.greenpeople.co.uk

Tweezers & Scissors by Rubis Switzerland

The Ferrari of TWEEZERS: According to the makeup artist Bobbi Brown, Rubis have the best eyebrow tweezers in the world. Grasps the smallest hairs: the tweezer tips are so precisely aligned with one another that they can grasp even the smallest hair.
Rubis® Classic Tweezer (1F000) £25.50 RRP. Shop at  www.amazon.co.uk
These Rubis NAIL SCISSORS cut your fingernails in a simple but precise manner. They are also suitable for cutting the cuticles. 2 in 1: With these scissors you can cut both your nails and cuticles. The scissor tips are slim enough to perfectly cut the protruding skin around the nail.
Rubis® Classic Scissors (1F000) £23.50 RRP. Shop at  www.amazon.co.uk

Clean Shaven Gift Set by Raw Supremo

This ‘Lose It’ gift set is ideal as it includes 3 products gently Fragranced with Raw Supremo’s signature Coconut & Lime fragrance: Shaving Oil, Facial Moisturiser and Shaving Cream. See StylePilot’s review here.
£14.99 RRP – Shop at www.rawsupremo.co.uk
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Rumpl: A World With Better Blankets

Always excited to discover a new brand and get to know how it all started.

The Story Behind Rumpl

On a surf and ski trip through California, their founders were sleeping in a van, several miles up a dirt road near a secret hot spring. They awoke the next morning in subzero temperatures with a car that wouldn’t start. Far outside of cell reception, and confronted with an impossibly long walk into town, they decided to bundle up in their sleeping bags and drink whiskey while they waited for someone else to show up.

Minutes turned to hours, and in that time the conversation took an unexpected turn to the subject of bedding. Cozy and warm in their sleeping bags, the two acknowledged how much better the materials felt and performed than what was on their beds back home. A resolve was made to create a “sleeping bag blanket” and the idea for the first Rumpl product was born.

Returning from the trip and borrowing a sewing machine, the first Rumpl “Puffy” blankets were hand sewn in a cramped San Francisco apartment. After several months using the blankets, the two realized they had stumbled on to an idea much grander than just a sleeping bag blanket. The materials typically found in everyday blankets hadn’t evolved in hundreds of years—the entire category wasn’t utilizing any of the material innovation that was taking place in apparel, outdoor gear, and activewear. The Rumpl brand was born

Weatherproof, durable, and cozy blankets made with the same technical materials used in premium outdoor gear and activewear.

After turning to Kickstarter, getting funded in less than 24 hours, and ultimately hitting more than 10x the original campaign goal, they realized that others wanted more from an everyday blanket. Since that initial Kickstarter success, Rumpl has grown from a single home made ‘sleeping bag blanket’ to a whole line of blankets and technical comfort products that redefine the category.

3 Puffy Blankets To Choose From

Watch their founder and CEO, Wylie, explain more in the above video.

Also, Rumple has just announced a distribution agreement with Unify Brand Partnerships, a distributor in the United Kingdom known for representing pivotal brands within the lifestyle, sport and outdoor categories.

Their Value

Rumpl believes the blanket you use every day deserves the same attention to detail as a sleeping bag you might use ten times a year. In 2019, the brand completely redesigned their core line of blankets to only use 100% post-consumer recycled materials. They’re now recycling over 5 million discarded plastic bottles through their supply chain every year. 

They’re also donating 1% of all revenue to environmental non-profits, as well as being members of the freshman cohort of brands that are certified as climate neutral.


About Rumpl

In their own words: “One of our brand’s core values is to “Look To The Future Responsibly,” and consider that value in every business decision we make. In 2019, we completely redesigned our core line of blankets to use only 100% post-consumer recycled materials. We’re now recycling over 5 million discarded plastic bottles through our supply chain every year. We’re also proud to be a member of 1% For The Planet, which means we donate 1% of all revenue to environmental non-profits. And finally, we’re members of the freshman cohort of brands that are certified Climate Neutral. This means that beginning in 2020, and every year thereafter, we’ll be offsetting 100% of our company’s carbon footprint by purchasing offset credits.”

Visit www.rumpl.com

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Sunglasses For The Heat Wave

Avalan Orange Sunglasses by Layoners | T-Shirt by boohooMAN

Is it too late to buy some sunglasses in September? Definitely not!

I was lucky to try out some of the Layoners sunglasses and I was not disappointed. They are really an amazing value for money as the prices are below £50. Also, they are very comfy to wear as their frame is really light.

Lightweight frames with flexible handles and polarised lenses

All of this is included when you buy a pair!

What else?

There is a large collection to choose from.

Browse sunglasses for men


About Layoners

In their own words: ‘Straight from the runways of Milano to the streets of New York. Layoners brings the perfect mix of refined haute couture and hottest street style trends. Thick oversized frames, retro shapes and futuristic silhouettes have dominated this season, and we’re glad to feature them in our collections’.

Shop sunglasses on www.layoners.com

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My Trip to Barbados

Shirt by Luke | Sunglasses by ASOS

I love a beach vacation, especially in the middle of the winter, and I couldn’t have asked for a better escape than going to Barbados.

In numbers, Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies. It is 34 kilometres (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 miles) in width, covering an area of 432 km2 (167 squares miles). Its population is of almost 300,000 people.

My favorite spots.

Oistin Fish Market

During the daytime it might look quiet, however wait for a Friday night to eat some freshly caught fish cooked to perfection. Try some lobsters, shrimp, red snapper which are prepared on the grill and served with local favorites such as rice and peas, coleslaw, and salads.

My best evening in Barbados!

Pebbles Beach, the most popular spot according to TripAdvisor

Located in Carlisle Bay. This one seemed overrated to me. The minuses: looking to the left and you’ll see the not so pretty and massive Hilton hotel; look to the right and you’ll see the cruise ships transiting. At some point during the day the beach will be overcrowded by (cruise ship) tourists popping by for a few hours.

The pluses: the easy place to go snorkelling and watch the turtles. Magical!

Miami Beach, my (beach) hot spot!

This quickly became my preferred beach: beautiful sea & sand, good waves to both swim and bodysurf. Relaxed and not too busy (as the access isn’t obvious from the main street). Nice trees in the background – in case you’d need some shade. This beach has it all.

Sandals by Teva | Swim shorts by Luke Sport

Dover Beach, a popular spot

One can only enjoy the vibrant colours.

Saint Lucy, all the way up to the North

Here you’ll find a beautifully rugged coastline dotted with bays. The powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean pound the cliffs creating sea caves and blowholes. This is not an area for swimming but it makes up for this with majestic views and small pools for sea-bathing.

Shirt by Luke | Sunglasses by Lyle&Scott

Bridgetown, the Capital City

Both Barbados’ capital and largest city, it’s a vibrant, vivacious place steeped in history, where its unique blend of African, American and British heritage comes alive. Bridgetown and its Garrison is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with buildings dating back to the 17th, 18th, and 19th Century.

Bathsheba, the surfers’ paradise!

Useful websites: visitbarbados.org or barbados.org