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Shake Up Your Drinks Cabinet With New Hard Milkshake Liqueurs

How spoiled we have been: whilst being stuck at home here it is a box containing three bottles of milkshakes and alcohol! A match made in heaven!

Before you ask, it has an insanely rich taste and low alcohol (15% abv) so it has been made for an incredible drinking experience.

In a nutshell, the Brand new bottled ‘hard’ shakes have all the deliciously decadent flavour of an American diner milkshake, but with a boozy twist! Introducing Chocolate, Strawberry and Banana Hard Milkshake Liqueurs, available exclusively at Firebox.com.

Perfectly blended with a hard dose of cream liqueur goodness, this tasty trio of dairy-filled delights can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, in a shot or as the pivotal ingredient of some creamy cocktails.

Add a sumptuous kick to your drinks cabinet and test your home mixology skills with these luxurious liqueurs – take your pick from these tempting flavours:

Strawberry Hard Milkshake Liqueur

£19,99 RRP. Available exclusively at www.firebox.com

Deliciously decadent version of the classic American Diner milkshake, but with a boozy twist. Velvety in texture with candied, fruity strawberry notes and a bold vanilla finish.

This indulgent velvety blend tastes absolutely heavenly whether sipped neat on the rocks, drizzled over desserts, or mixed into smoothies and sweet summer cocktails – strawberries-and-cream Caipirinhas anyone? Yum. 

  • Sweet, velvety strawberry with rich, creamy vanilla. SO delicious 
  • That classic diner shake experience – with a boozy twist
  • Your new favourite summer tipple has arrived!
  • Reduced alcohol content (15% ABV) for a relaxed drinking experience
  • Add a luxurious boozy kick to smoothies, desserts and cocktails
  • Tastes ridiculously good over ice or mixed into smoothies and cocktails

Banana Hard Milkshake Liqueur

£19,99 RRP. Available exclusively at www.firebox.com

Transport yourself to the beach with rich banana flavour perfectly balanced with vanilla and a blended dose of cream liqueur goodness.

This smooth and milky mashup tastes absolutely sublime whether served neat over ice, poured liberally over desserts, or sloshed into smoothies and milk-based cocktails – give a fruity boost to that Banana Daiquiri! 

  • Fresh n’ fruity banana with smooth, creamy vanilla – the perfect tropical tipple 
  • All the flavours of a classic diner shake, with a boozy twist
  • Tastes absolutely fantastic served neat on the rocks
  • Reduced alcohol content (15% ABV) for a laidback drinking experience
  • Add a bright and boozy banana kick to creamy cocktails and desserts

Chocolate Hard Milkshake Liqueur

£19,99 RRP. Available exclusively at www.firebox.com

Delve into the silky smooth texture of luxuriously creamy chocolate, with sweet notes of decadent vanilla and a sophisticated alcohol kick.

This luxurious chocolatey concoction tastes unbelievably delicious served neat, over ice, or glugged generously into a milk-based cocktail – think next-level White Russians and chocolatey Espresso Martinis! 

  • Smooth, silky, creamy, chocolatey – my GOD it’s good
  • All the flavours of a classic diner shake – with a boozy twist
  • Get your moreish milkshake fix without drinking a whole tub of ice cream! 
  • Reduced alcohol content (15%) for an easy-going drinking experience 
  • Move over Irish Cream, there’s a new (and far tastier) liqueur in town!
  • Tastes great over ice, in a coffee, or splashed into creamy cocktails and desserts

Each one of the Hard Shakes has a reduced alcohol content for an easy-going drinking experience so you can really savour the flavour.

About Firebox:

Firebox: A London-based lifestyle retailer selling a highly curated mix of unconventional homeware, lifestyle accessories, gadgets, food, drink and gifts ‘with a twist’.
We believe the products we choose to surround ourselves with are a reflection of the way we live our lives and are an extension of our personality. Our mission is to shake things up and get people to embrace their more imaginative side.

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Advanced Whey, Whey Isolate or Protein? WTF!?

Finding the right time of protein for your training can be pretty daunting. Well, it has been for me!

So, let’s start with some basic knowledge.

Why should I use protein powder?

If you train hard and regularly then adding a protein powder to your nutritional regime will help you repair and build muscle. Boosting your protein intake through a powder format is the easiest way to do so. There is a wide range of different types and flavours of protein powders so there is something for everyone.

How often, and at what tome of the day, should I have some protein shakes?

It is recommended to take some no more than once a day either 30 minutes before or after exercise.

How to use protein powder?

Protein powder can be used/consumed in many different ways. It can be mixed with water to form a drink or added to a morning shake or you can also add protein powder to a multitude of food recipes such as pancakes or porridge.

This was for the basics, now let’s have a closer look at each one of them…

PRO Advanced Whey

£35,99 RRP. Shop at www.trrnutrition.com

PRO Advanced Whey Highlights

  • Low-fat.
  • Contains over 25g of Whey protein.
  • Scientifically formulated to contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
  • Certified with Informed-Sport and banned substance tested for athletes’ assurance.
  • Contains DigeZyme® digestive enzyme complex (Digestive Enzyme Complex: a mix of digestive enzymes that are formulated to aid and speed up the digestion process).

PRO Advanced Whey Key Ingredients

  • Whey Concentrate: after whey protein is removed from milk it’s micro-filtered to create whey concentrate, which strengthens its amino acid profile.
  • Whey Hydrolysate: Renowned for speeding up the absorption of protein into your body.
  • Whey Isolate: Has a high protein content and low fat and carbohydrate content.

CORE Whey Isolate

£29,99 RRP. Shop at www.trrnutrition.com

CORE Whey Isolate Highlights

  • Protein powder containing over 20g of whey protein isolate.
  • Developed by team TRR to support high-intensity training.
  • Scientifically formulated to contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.

CORE Whey Isolate Key Ingredients

  • Why Protein Isolate: CORE Whey Isolate contains 20g of protein per serving and is free from thickeners and artificial flavours.

VEGAN Protein

£24,99 RRP. Shop at www.trrnutrition.com

VEGAN Protein Highlights

  • Plant-based protein powder containing 20.7g of protein per serving.
  • Suitable for vegans.
  • Designed for athletes by experts. Developed in partnership with Andy Murray, Dr Eva Carneiro & elite sports nutritionist Glenn Kearney.
  • Scientifically formulated to contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass*

VEGAN Protein Key ingredients:

  • Pea Protein: Rich in iron and Vitamin C, pea protein is a high-quality, easily digested protein source.
  • Pumpkin Protein: With a high protein content of 60%, pumpkin protein is also rich in phosphorus, magnesium, manganese… 
  • Sunflower Protein: Sunflower protein is rich in protein, fibre, amino acids, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B6.

Ingredients Glossary

  • Pea Protein: Rich in iron and Vitamin C, pea protein is a high-quality, easily digested protein source. It contains more arginine than dairy proteins and its abundance of branch-chain amino acids (BCAAs) contribute to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass.
  • Pumpkin Protein: The protein from pumpkins is extracted from their seeds. With a high protein content of 60%, pumpkin protein is also rich in phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and other important minerals, such as iron, copper and zinc.
  • Sunflower Protein: Sunflower protein is rich in protein, fibre, amino acids, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B6. Niacin and riboflavin, a B vitamin, both help with the maintenance of bones and contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism. It is high in fibre and its protein content helps with the growth of muscle mass.
  • Whey Concentrate: After whey protein is removed from milk it’s micro-filtered to create whey concentrate, which strengthens its amino acid profile.
  • Whey Hydrolysate: Renowned for speeding up the absorption of protein into your body.
  • Whey Isolate: Has a high protein content and low fat and carbohydrate content.

ABOUT TRR

TRR is a team of health experts and world-class athletes. They formulate supplements which are specifically designed for athletes who are serious about sport. They develop supplements that elite athletes not only approve of… but ones that they have actively helped to design.


See also Andy Murray’s article on StylePilot.

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Upscale Your Skincare Regime With Omorovicza


Gone are the days when men would feel restricted to the two moisturisers in  the “Men’s” section on the shelf. More and more men are realising the importance of caring for their skin and are actively seeking products to cater to their skin’s needs. After all, we all have our own issues with our skin and a one-for-all approach isn’t going to do the trick. Men are predicted to spend £49billion this year on grooming and beauty, which has increased four-fold since 2015, proving the size of the market. (source)

Today we’re going to look over the luxury Hungarian-based skincare brand Omorovicza (pronounced O-MOR-O-VEET-SA). This article will be perfect for those of you who are looking to upscale your skincare regime but not sure if the bang is worth the buck.

Brand overview

Omorovicza was founded in 2006 by married couple Stephen and Margaret Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza. The founding was inspired when Stephen took Margaret to the thermal bath his family built in the 1800’s. During this trip they realised the full potential of the healing properties of the water due to the unique mix of minerals. The healing waters are the basis of the brand and no synthetic or harmful products are used in any of the products e.g. parabens, glycols. This makes it a perfect choice for those who have reacted to aggressive products previously (myself included!).

The brand is now stocked in hundreds of stores and spas across the globe and is a firm fixture within the luxury skincare market.

Products

I’ve been using the below products but do look over the full site to see what will work best for your skin-type. During lockdown they are also offering a 40 minute video skin consultation to advise you on what will work best for you. The consultation costs £50 but you will receive a £50 voucher after the consultation to spend on-site. If you were always put off by the idea of going to a consultation in-person, you now have no excuse by being able to do it from home.

Cleansing Foam

£52 RRP. Buy here.

Let’s admit it, we can all be lazy when it comes to cleansing. And if you are cleansing at the moment, you could be using a product that is doing more damage to your skin than good.

The Cleansing Foam from Omorovicza contains no nasty ingredients and doesn’t leave you with that dried-out feeling that some cleansers can. The product is very lightly scented, making it accessible to fragrance lovers as well as non-fragrance lovers.

I have very dry skin which only worsens with things like stress and city living. I’ve found this product to be the perfect balance of removing impurities whilst allowing the skin to hold onto the current moisture level, leaving me feeling refreshed. You can see why this is one of their best-selling products.

Apply the foam onto a damp face morning or evening and then rinse thoroughly.

Reviving Eye Cream

£82 RRP. Buy here.

It only takes a few late nights for dark circles to worsen and to become the main focus on your face (or at least to you in the mirror). That night out with your pals was definitely worth it, but you’re finding that your eyes aren’t bouncing back as they did in the past. Lots of men are seeing the same thing and becoming more self-conscious of their dark circles, with brands now creating concealers targeted at men and to instantly disguise the results of those late nights.

Whether you wear concealer or not, the best course of action is to integrate an eye serum into your routine to reduce the puffiness and dark circles.

The Reviving Eye Cream achieves just that. Putting a little bit on in the morning makes your eyes look more radiant and makes your eyes the main focus rather than the dark circles. Any puffiness disappears and the light scent of cucumber gives you instant gratification of feeling refreshed.

Reviews on the Omorovicza site speak volumes, with one reviewer claiming  that the eye serum allowed them to banish their dark circles in just 3 weeks. I have found that my dark circles have reduced drastically and my eyes have “popped”.

If you’ve reacted awfully to eye creams in the past, or just conscious of your eye-area, I highly recommend eye serum this to allow you to achieve amazing results whilst being soft on the skin.

Illuminating moisturiser

£87 RRP. Buy here.

Moisturising is widely accepted as an imperative part of any man’s routine.

This moisturiser is a stand-out on the market for a number of reasons. The unique formulation using ruby crystals enhances the complexion by blurring the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, meaning that your skin will appear younger and flawless. The product is very light and easily absorbs into the skin. Compared to many other cheaper moisturisers, this won’t leave you feeling greasy and means you can go on with your day without making you feel like you need a wash.

This moisturiser is designed to work for skin types from dry to normal. None of the ingredients in the moisturiser will make your skin flare up and will bounce light off your face in the “illuminating” manner that is intended.

From using the product personally I’ve found that my skin looks brighter and my previously dry skin is now bursting with hydration. I haven’t used a moisturiser before that packs as much of a punch and can instantly transform the appearance of the skin. If your 30+, the ruby crystals will aid you in turning back the clock.

Queen of Hungary Mist

£55 RRP. Buy here.

The final product we’ll be looking at is their famous face mist. This product has been talked about a lot in the female-influencer landscape but less so in the men’s-sphere.

Face mist may be unfamiliar to some of you in general, but the key goal is to provide you with an instant refresh at any point in the day. If you’re living in the city, you’ll know the feeling of your skin feeling groggy after your morning commute, or going to that meeting feeling not your usual vibrant self. It’s especially great for those summer months where the high temperature and humidity steals moisture from your skin.

A few spritz of this will give your skin a lasting glow and give you that immediate rejuvenated feeling that you’re missing. The neroli and rose scent is very soft and disappears soon after use, so you don’t have to worry about anyone asking you what your cologne is.

I’ve been using this after my morning routine and at a few points during the day, just to give my skin the boost it needs.

Overall

Omorovicza is a fantastic brand if you want to start caring for your skin more. The no-nasty-ingredients approach means your skin will be well looked after by the healing waters of the Budapest-based thermal bath.

Whether you’re looking for age defiance, an injection of hydration into your skin or your skin to look flawless, the brand’s formulations are tried and tested at improving both the appearance and feel of the skin. Compared to cheaper brands, the quality and effectiveness of the products are head and shoulders above the rest and you will instantly see an improvement.

Now is a good time to explore the brand with the “free” video consultation, and delivery times have remained at 2 business days despite the lockdown.

Shop the full range at Omorovicza.com.

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LUKE x Smiley Collaboration | Donating to NHS & Mind

Launching today!

LUKE 1977 and Smiley has collaborated on a capsule collection donating 20% of sales to the NHS and the mental health charity, MIND.

10% of sales to be donated to the NHS and 10% of sales to MIND. There will also be a promotional giveaway where purchasing 2 t-shirts gives the customer a free Smiley bucket hat, 3 t-shirts gives the customer a free Smiley towel.

The collection consists of a range of t-shirts, bucket hats and towels ranging from £35 – £40 RRP.

Since forming in 2001 LUKE 1977, has become a leading contemporary fashion brand divided into Luke the Technical Tailor and Luke Sport. Luke the Technical Tailor is a premium menswear offering, while Luke Sport is a full lifestyle collection inspired by athleisure and urban street style. Equally at home on the terraces or on a night out, the brand offers an exclusive look for an inclusive country; the United Kingdom of Luke.

Born in 1972, Smiley’s simple message of ‘Take Time To Smile’ is still relevant as ever, 50 years on. The iconic image of counter-culture for nearly five decades, Smiley has been ever-present on the sleeves of landmark music albums. Seen at festivals, embraced as the symbol of DJ culture and worn by the trendsetters, influencing multiple musical genres.

With the current global pandemic in mind, portions of every sale of the collaboration will be donated to NHS front line workers and the mental health charity MIND. As the nation battles COVID-19, LUKE and Smiley hope to give the nation #SomethingToSmileAbout.

“Smiley is delighted to partner with Luke for a unique lifestyle collection combining Luke’s modern lad influences with Smiley’s music heritage of 50 years. There is a fun play on the two Brands’ logos in tees, bucket hats and towels. Graphics are clean with some even a bit rogue, perfectly playing up Luke’s ethos of adding a fashion twist to everyday menswear items” Michaela Fass, Senior Vice President of Fashion & Accessories, Smiley.

The collection is available on www.luke1977.com

#SomethingToSmileAbout

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Make Up For Men: Are We Ready?

You might have seen Danny Gray the founder of War paint For Men brand on Dragon’s Den. They are the new make up brand for men! They are on a mission: “Giving men the ability to feel confident in their own skin”.

War Paint For Men is breaking the stigma that makeup is solely for women and make it the accepted norm that men wear makeup. Giving men the ability to feel confident in their own skin. They are here to change the face of the men’s makeup industry.

So, really pleased here to get to try it!

The Offering

War Paint For Men offers a range of tinted moisturisers, foundations, bronzers and make up tools for the everyday man. Their make-up products are UK produced, cruelty free, vegan ingredients that are designed specifically for sensitive male skin.

Got a chance to review the Tinted Moisturiser and the Concealer (pictured below).

War Paint For Men- Makeup for Men, Designed for Men.

Some Interesting stats

  • One in four men is expected to be wearing makeup by 2023.
  • Male skin is 25% tougher than female skin.

The Tinted Moisturiser

Tinted Moisturiser is basically a mix of moisturiser and Foundation. 
It gives light coverage for the more natural look.
It takes seconds to apply and lasts all day.
£22 RRP.

Compared to a traditional tinted cream, which would be just a cream with a very light tint, our TINTED MOISTURISER is a foundation, moisturizer, and concealer skincare product all in one. It does a good job of all of these so is a great product to quickly apply and go. 

FOUNDATION V TINTED MOISTURISER? FOUNDATION is typically thicker and provides more coverage. TINTED MOISTURISER is typically light and while it can conceal blemishes, it typically won’t cover major scars or blemishes.

The Concealer

With added Tea Tree Oil to make sure your skin is well looked after, our Concealer produces a 5* cover-up to hide and illuminate. 
£18 RRP

Concealer is a cream base which you can use to hide dark under-eye circles, spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. It is similar to foundation, but a lot thicker so it can cover unwanted imperfections.

Concealer is ideal to use on its own if you would just like to cover your spots or under-eye circles.

What else?

War Paint For Men​’s​ ​collection includes cleansing tools, brushes and sponges, as well as a makeup range that spans five shades to suit all skin types, with a handy shade finder tool available on the website to ensure you find your best fit. In addition, sets such as the Night Out.

The collection is priced from £6 – £90 RRP. Shop at ​www.warpaintformen.com

About the brand

All ​War Paint For Men​ products are consistently tested, re-tested, sliced and diced in order to reach an end result that is simple to apply, light to touch and weightless on skin. The range is also entirely UK produced, cruelty free and vegan, with plans already in motion to move to an all-natural model in the near future.

A nice gift idea? 😉
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Give Me More Gluten Free Products

Gluten is found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. On the gluten free diet you can eat many foods including meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, rice and potatoes. You can also eat gluten free substitute foods and processed foods that don’t contain gluten.

People follow a gluten-free diet for a number of reasons: Celiac disease. People with this condition cannot eat gluten because it triggers an immune response that damages the lining of their GI tract. This response causes inflammation in the small intestine and makes it hard for the body to absorb nutrients in food

Below a list of gluten-free products that prove you can live well gluten-free without compromising on taste or quality. 

The Protein Ball Co.

Widely available from Ocado, Morrisons, Holland & Barratt and Amazon, £1.99 RRP per 45g bag.
For more info visit www.theproteinballco.com 

These deliciously moreish 100% natural bite-size protein balls are the perfect pick-me-up when sugar cravings hits, great for those following healthy eating plans. There are 8 gluten-free flavours to choose from including Raspberry Brownie, Cherry Bakewell and Peanut Butter + Jam. Four flavours in the range are vegan and they are all vegetarian-friendly and gluten and wheat free. They also contain no soy, GMOs or added sugars.

Munchy Seeds

Find them in Ocado and The Co-op in handy 25g snack packs (79p RRP), 125g sharing packs (£2.99 RRP) and 450g mega packs (£8.75 RRP).
For more info visit www.munchyseeds.co.uk 

These delicious roasted seeds mixes are the ideal snack to nibble on throughout the day and come in five yummy flavours: Sweet Chilli, Mega Omega, Mild Chilli, Salted Caramel, Honey Roasted and Warm Cinnamon. Coeliac-friendly, dairy-free and suitable for vegetarians (four flavours are vegan).

The Great British Porridge Co

£3.99 RRP for a 385g bag.
For more info visit www.thegreatbritishporridgeco.co.uk

Packed with health benefits and the best ethically-sourced fruit, nuts and seeds, as well as British wholegrain oats, these 100% natural, no added sugar, vegan, gluten and dairy-free instant porridges come in three irresistible flavours: Red Berry & Pumpkin Seed, Blueberry & Banana and Strawberry & Banana. It couldn’t be quicker to make, simply tear open the pack, tip out a portion, add boiling water, stir and in just 60 seconds, you are ready to tuck in! Available in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Wholefoods Market, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and selected retailers nationwide.

St Peter’s Brewery

Available in 500ml bottles from www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk

truggling to find a decent, gluten-free beer on the weekly shop? Stock up on St Peter’s two gluten-free bevvies, perfect for beer lovers and with full Coeliac Society Certification. St Peter’s Gluten-Free Cream Stout and Gluten-Free Suffolk Gold are brewed to the exact same standards as the original versions, but without the gluten. Gluten-free Cream Stout is a deliciously dark and aromatic cream stout, with an ABV of 6.5% while for a full-bodied golden ale, Gluten-free Suffolk Gold is a deliciously sweet, but dry beer, ABV 4.9%.

Shaken Udder

Available from the Co-op and other outlets throughout the country, 80p-£1.00 RRP. Shaken Udder’s 330ml milkshakes, £1.35, RRP from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose, Ocado, Booths, The Co-op, Boots and WH Smith Travel stores. For more info visit www.shakenudder.com

Gluten-free, suitable for vegetarians and with no artificial colours or flavours, Shaken Udder milkshakes are perfect for all the family to enjoy and made with real ingredients and blended with British semi-skimmed milk to make them wonderfully creamy. Shaken Udder is available in six tempting flavours: Vanillalicious, Salted Caramel, Top Banana, Strawberries & Clotted Cream and Ooh La Latte in 330ml bottles, as well as Chocolush, Vanillalicious and Strawberries & Clotted Cream in a family-size 750ml Uber Udder. Shaken Udder Kids are available in Chocolate and Strawberry flavours, boast less than 5% sugar.

Real Good Ketchup

£2.00 RRP.
For more info visit www.realgoodketchup.com 

Created with food allergy sufferers, diabetics T2 and the health-conscious in mind, Real Good Ketchup is the only 100% natural, no added sugar and reduced salt ketchup brand available. And it tastes amazing! With over 75% less sugar and 75% less salt than the market leader and only naturally occurring sugars, it is also vegan, allergen-free and free from artificial sweeteners, flavours and preservatives. Available in an easy-to-serve 100% BPA free recyclable bottle.

Powters

£3.00 RRP per pack of six.
A full stockist list is available at www.powters.co.uk 

On the lookout for a tasty gluten-free banger? Then give Powters Skinny Pig sausages a try. These yummy sausages are less than 3% fat, only 97 calories each and gluten-free. Find them in Tesco, Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s, plus selected delis and farm shops. For something a bit meatier, stock up on Prize Pig sausages that are 97% pork and gluten-free.

Fairfields Farm

80p RRP per 40g bag
For more info visit www.fairfieldsfarmcrisps.co.uk

Fairfields Farm & Ten Acre offer the yummiest selection of gluten-free savoury and sweet snacks. For delicious hand-cooked crisps, Fairfields Farm offer a tempting range of flavours including Sweet Chilli, Lightly Sea Salted and Bacon & Tomato. For those watching the calories, Lentil Bites are a great choice. These crispy lentil curls are under 99 calories a bag and come in two tasty flavours: Tomato & Herb and Jalapeño & Lime, available from Asda and Holland & Barratt. For quirky crisps, choose Ten Acre’s vegan-friendly, gluten-free and dairy free hand-cooked crisps, available from independent retailers nationwide. Finally, if you prefer a good bag of popcorn, Ten Acre produces two fab flavours: Aunty Winifred’s Sweet & Salty Popcorn and Lucia Popperley’s Cappucino Popcorn, from independent retailers nationwide.

Davina Steel

RRP £2.49-£2.99, available from Ocado and selected products in Sainsbury’s. The new bakery range includes 7 delicious savoury and sweet snacks including Lightly Salted Crostini, Orange & Choc Chip Biscotti and Gingerbread Bites.
Available from www.davinasteel.com

Tired of bland shop-bought gluten-free bread, cakes and snacks? Looking for more home-made flavour? Give Davina Steel’s Gluten Free baking kits and new Bakery range snacks a try. Davina Steel’s wholesome bread, pizza and cake mixes take all the hard work out of preparing gluten-free goodies and couldn’t be easier to prepare. Simply add water, oil and yeast, then mix, rise and bake! Made using only natural ingredients and free from 13 known allergens, there are 6 easy-to-make recipes to choose from: Garlic & Rosemary Focaccia, Onion Focaccia, Chocolate Chip Focaccia, White Loaf Mix, Pizza Base Mix and Scone Mix.

Enjoy 😋!

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COSRX, The Best Selling & Award Winning Acne Treatment

If you have sensitive skin and encounter skin problems like acne*, then it’s worth trying the COSRX brand.

10 facts about COSRX you need to know:

. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch Sells 1 Pack Every 25 seconds
. Sold out in 1 day when it launched onto Beauty Bay in the UK
. The brand is shipping thousands of additional packs from their South Korean HQ
. No1 seller on Amazon in the ‘Beauty & Personal Care’ category
. 5-Star Rated Online
. The innovative stickers target spots and blemishes overnight
. Shoppers can even wear them under foundation to mask breakouts
. Vegan, cruelty-free, travel friendly and ingredient-focused
. Beauty editor approved
. Teen Vogue award-winning

Let’s have a closer look then!

AC Collection Calming Liquid Mild | 125ml

The COSRX AC Collection Calming Liquid Mild is a refreshing toner that helps calm acne and reduce redness or skin irritation. Formulated with soothing Green Tea, BHA and PHA to heal acne while exfoliating dead skin cells and fighting excess sebum.
Directions: take a proper amount of liquid and gently massage on your face for absorption.
£27.99 RRP

AC Collection Lightweight Soothing Moisturiser | 80ml

Formulated with propolis extract, aloe barbadensis leaf water, and camellia sinensis leaf water, COSRX AC Collection Lightweight Soothing Moisturizer is a simple, lightweight moisturiser suitable for oily, acne-prone skin.
Directions: apply a proper amount evenly, avoiding the eye area.
£19.99  RRP

Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum | 40ml

The COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum is an after-care serum that brightens, soothes and moisturises your skin after your acne has subsided. Formulated with 4% niacinamide to help reduce the appearance of scar and hyperpigmentation caused by breakouts, while propolis extract and natural hydrating agent NMF soothe the inflamed areas while strengthening your barrier after it has been weakened by acne.
Directions: take a proper amount of serum and gently massage on your face for absorption.
£27.99 RRP

AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser | 150ml

The COSRX AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser is a gentle foam cleanser that removes impurities, sebum and dead skin cells. Formulated with salicylic acid and centella asiatica to gently cleanse and soothe, while strengthening your skin barrier. Suitable for all skin types, especially acne-prone and sensitive.
Directions: gently massage the cleanser on wet skin. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water.
£17.99 RRP

AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream | 30g

The COSRX AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream is an intensive spot treatment to help soothe and reduce blemishes. Formulated with Zinc Oxide and Calamine to absorb excess sebum and eliminate breakouts, and Aloe Vera Leaf Water to calm and replenish hydration to troubled skin.
Directions: apply a thick layer directly on targeted spot.
£24.99 RRP

About the brand

COSRX – a Multi – award-winning brand made famous by beauty and cosmetic experts worldwide. For over a decade MR RX studied peoples skin types and their needs in the beauty industry. Based upon his experience he believed that cosmetics should look for meanings more than just beauty. Devoted to enable individual with each skin type to solve the problem. Gain self confidence and find their own beauty. Collecting what customers need and want regarding their skin types and concerns finally establishing Cosmetics + RX = COSRX was founded. 

Shop the entire range at www.feelunique.com

*Acne is a skin condition characterised by red pimples on the skin, especially on the face, due to inflamed or infected sebaceous glands and prevalent chiefly among adolescents.

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New Direction from Luke Sport Performance

We have always liked Luke at StylePilot. We’ve been following the brand for many years now and it was with great pleasure to discover the new Luke Sport Performance range.

Luke Sport Performance takes a fresh new direction and delivers premium quality gym and sportswear with luxury appeal.

In their own words: “Luke Sport Performance is light-weight, breathable, easy to move and be seen in. Made with premium anti-wicking fabrics, the collection is the perfect look for the gym or main event”.

Charcoal, Delacreme and Marina Red combination striped vintage tape features throughout the collection. Easy to wear, comfortable pieces include quilted hoody’s, lightweight tees and crew neck sweatshirts and joggers giving multiple options for sets.

Flashes of neon orange feature on tracksuits and jerseys giving trend-lead accents to wardrobe staples. Paired with a fresh pair of Luke trainers, these pieces stand out from the crowd.

Metallic gunmetal logo tee’s with centralised embroidery features throughout the collection. This new logo brings a fresh, vibrant look to the classic Luke tee while maintaining the original spirit of the brand.
Cut and sew combination fabrics feature on shirts, stretch poplin’s are trimmed with textured dobby in white, black and sky pinstripe and can easily be dressed up or down.

For Luke Sport, their DNA Green/gold/red striped tape features prominently throughout their collection. Teamed with their repeat overprint, these styles deliver a youthful, streetwear look.

New technical fabrics in textured tricot are available in a variety of styles from full tracksuits to casual jumpers. Worn together or mix and match, these new styles are adaptable with components taken from all lifestyles.

Shop Gym & Training Wear from Luke at www.luke1977.com

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Shaving Tips

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Shaving Tips

Shaving is one of the essential grooming habits in every man’s life. Many of the people don’t shave their beard on their own or don’t know how to shave, and many people shave in a wrong way. You should be aware of the correct ways to groom your beard. Many youngsters hate shaving because they end up messing their beard and look. Shaving in a wrong way for a long time can be proved miserable to you. 

Here are some tips which will guide you to perform shaving in the right way to get the perfect clean face.

Prepare Your Face for Shaving

Many people skip this step and directly go for rubbing their face with a razor. It creates a harsh effect on their face which is not good for the skin. As blade creates friction when is made to rub against the skin and no protecting layer is present on the front, it will damage your face, and it can also place some cuts and rashes on your face.

To prepare your face for shaving, first, rinse your whole face with a good quality of shaving soap and warm water. It will prevent you from various rashes and cuts that may have due to the presence of excess amount of oil and dead skin cells which can resist the movement of the blade on your face. Warm water will help you in moisturizing your skin to avoid easy cuts. 

After all these things, the next step is applying shaving cream. You are advised to use only high quality of shaving cream of trusted brand otherwise there may be the possibility of a chemical reaction.
Don’t apply the shaving foam or any cream directly on the dry face as you may develop some razor rashes and burns on your face.

Invest in Good Shaving Cream

Everyone should make the right choice of shaving cream. Choose the high quality of shaving cream from the trusted brands. Never use any unbranded or cheap shaving products on your face, this may give an adverse effect on your face. 
Good shaving cream is rich and creamy but not much foam. A cream rich shaving cream will provide you with more lubrication, and the wastage of cream will be less as you will achieve excellent results in less quantity. Good shaving cream will not only provide lubrication to your face, but it also acts as a moisturiser which helps in shielding your skin from the blades of the razor. 

Remember, your facial skin is more sensitive than normal ones, and it is highly essential that you should only opt the shaving cream which has the label of “for sensitive skin only” on its pack.
Aerosols are the most common and widely used shaving cream by the men. It is advised to leave shaving cream on the face for few minutes before shaving. It will help cream to moisten your skin thoroughly and made facial hair soft which will result in a smooth shave.

Select Your Shaving Brush Wisely

Many people don’t pay attention to their shaving brush which plays a vital role in the shaving procedure. There are various types of shaving brushes present in the market which includes badger brush, bore brush, horse brush, synthetic brush and many more. Shaving brush helps you to make your shaving experience smoother and better. 

Shaving brush helps you in spreading the shaving cream to every part of the face. It also helps you to remove the presence of dead skin cells from the front which allows the razor to move better and smooth on your face. Rather than using a hand, the shaving brush helps to create more lathers as compared to rubbing your hand on the front.

Always keep in mind the type of bristles when you use the brush and that the right stiffness and softness should be present. These habits will help you to get the correct method of growing a bread.

Never Shave the Same Spot Twice

It is advisable to avoid shaving the same area twice. It said that you if you have too much shaving in the same place you may develop rashes and razor burns on your face. There is a capacity of how much pressure your skin can take. It can create skin irritation and rashes which may be bad for your skin. 

Know the Proper Technique Shaving the Lip Area

You should be careful while shaving your lip area. Also, you must avoid the lip area if you are not much comfortable in this. There are various downsides while shaving against the lip area- one is that while shaving this area there is the possibility that you can have the razor cuts which can cause bumps. It may lead you to infections and inflammation on your face or your lips if you are not careful. 

While shaving through the lip area, it is advised to adjust the proper angle between the razor and the look. You should first align it at ninety degrees and then fix it to 30 to 45 degree to shave through the face. The lip area is more sensitive than any part of the face, and even a tiny cut can lead you in great trouble. The best way to prevent any accident is advised to fill up your mouth with air to expand the skin area around the mouth which will prevent you from significant cuts. 

Shave the Neck Area Last

The neck area is more sensitive as compared to the other parts of the face. It is advisable to shave the neck area at last as to give more time and concentration on it. While shaving the neck, you have to be more careful as any tiny cut can lead to bleeding. Various sensitive nerves are present in this area, and if you cut any of them, then it can cause big damage to your body. 

Whenever you shave your neck area, first, you should tilt your head in a backward direction and pull down the lower part to stretch your skin. It will help the blade to move smoothly through your neck.

Apply the Aftershave

The shaving process can remove two layers of your facial skin. So, to provide nourishment to face, it is advisable to use aftershave lotion after you finish shaving. 

Always remember to use right aftershave lotion that is specifically for men. Don’t use the aftershave lotion having alcohol as its ingredients as it may lead to great irritation and may provide burning experience to your skin.

Bonus Points

Tips for Men with Sensitive Skin
For sensitive skin, one point should be kept in mind that before shaving, do use face scrub or face wash which will make your skin soft. You should use high quality of blades for shaving and rinse it frequently with water while shaving.

Get a Good Quality Razor

To get the real and smooth experience of shaving, use a good and high-quality razor that will not provide irritation to your skin. Many razors are harsh on your skin and have a very rough movement around your beard. The blade should be smooth, and when you place it on your beard, it should require less force to move. A good quality razor has a safety guard that prevents your skin from getting cut, and this safety guard also helps you to hold the blade more efficiently without having a fear of cuts.

More Blades Do Not Equal Better Shave

If you are thinking of using five blades cartridge, then it is a terrible idea. You should avoid using too many blades although you can use three blades for a better shave. Some blades will create more irritation, and due to the presence of more blades, the movement of the razor is restricted. The number of blades will also influence the curves that you take around the round parts of the face, and there is a possibility that you may have cut on the curves of your face.

Rinse with Cold Water

It is a vital tip to rinse your whole face with the cold water just after the shave. It will help you to rehydrate your face. It will also wipe out the remaining amount of shaving cream from your face and will make your skin soft. It also helps in detecting the location of cuts that you may have during the shave.

Grooming is not only a part of hygiene maintenance, but a well-done shave can give your face a whole new look. By following these steps, you can have a smooth and safe shaving experience without any hustle.

Guest post by Randy Gardner from trendyseekers