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New Vegan Protein by MONAT

With the new year comes new resolutions, so that’s always great to be able to test new healthy products.

In their own words “MONAT recognises the natural link between looking good and feeling good. Beneath the external radiance of hair and skin, true and lasting beauty radiates from within, from a foundation of health and wellness. How we nourish our bodies directly affects not only our inner vitality, but our outer beauty”. 

Vegan, healthy ageing wellness, skincare, and haircare brand – has just launched an additional two products to its Wellness range.  The new Vegan Protein powder and Balance pre-biotic supplement are ideal health products for festive and New Year season ahead.

 

NEW MONAT Vegan Protein 

Mix 28g powder (1 scoop) with 230-300 ml of water, plant-based milk, or your favorite beverage for 30 seconds. Enjoy 30 minutes after workouts or anytime you desire a high-quality, high-protein drink.
RRP £77/VIP £65

MONAT Vegan Protein is an excellent way to support the daily protein requirements of an active lifestyle by supporting the maintenance and growth of muscle mass. Vitamin B6 contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism while zinc and magnesium contribute to normal protein synthesis. This dynamic formula includes a custom blend of mushrooms that have long been valued in traditional use.

MONAT Vegan Protein has a velvety-smooth, grit-free texture that mixes easily in water or plant milk – no blender required. Its creamy, delicious, natural vanilla flavour will make this an indispensable part of your morning, post-workout routine,
or any time you need a protein boost.

With MONAT Vegan Protein, you’re always just one scoop away from a tasty, plant-based protein boost, any time of day.

Key Features include

. 20 grams of vegan protein per serving Silky-smooth, grit-free texture Delicious natural vanilla flavour
115 kcal per serving
. Plant-based superfood protein blend including pea, pumpkin, sunflower, and rice
. Custom mushroom blend including chaga, cordyceps, and maitake
. High in protein
. 1.5 g total carbohydrate per serving
. Contains no added sugar (not a low-calorie food)
. Keto-friendly (not for weight control)
. Mixes easily
. Ideal for shakes, smoothies, or on its own with plant milk in a shaker bottle
. Free from synthetic flavours and synthetic colours Free from dairy, soy, and gluten
. Space-conscious bag allows for easier storage

Does it taste good?

Yes, it does! It has a creamy texture. It is smooth and the vanilla aroma is discreet. So it is not overwhelming at all. Really smooth to drink (and also not to sweet). I really liked it!

NEW MONAT Balance 

Take one (1) capsule daily with a full glass of water before your first meal.
RRP £65/VIP £55

MONAT Balance is a new prebiotic food supplement containing thoughtfully selected ingredients to aid support of the digestive system, whilst contributing to the normal function of the immune system as well as the maintenance of skin, hair, and nails. MONAT Balance formula contains 12 strains of 5 billion lactic acid active bacteria, the bacteria work in the same way as the lactic acid bacteria in the gut, helping with a healthy bacterial system in the intestines.

Formulated with:

Lactic Acid Active Bacteria | MONAT Balance contains 12 strains of 5 billion CFUs of lactic acid active bacteria.

Inulin and Rice Hull Powder | Beneficial fibres that help to contribute to normal bowel function.

Zinc | Which contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism, normal protein synthesis, and normal cognitive function. Additionally, zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system, protection of cells from oxidative stress and to the maintenance of normal skin, hair, and nails.

Calcium | Which contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes


About MONAT

MONAT is a vegan and cruelty free brand

Preserving the MONAT signature balance between modern and nature, the collection’s ingredients are backed by science, yet naturally derived. MONAT only uses clinically tested ingredients plus safe colourants and fragrances approved by the European Health Commission.

MONAT® is available to buy from www.monatglobal.com and MONAT® Market Partners nationwide.

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When Fashion Meets Tech, Art & Celebrity

The BALR. x ISHU collection is an exclusive line of premium unisex garments that give the wearer a sense of empowerment through unparalleled protection and privacy, with the ability to block out unwanted flashes and outsmart the spotlight using pattern technology. 

Amsterdam born, luxury lifestyle brand BALR. partners with London-based technology and fashion brand ISHU to deliver a transformative collection, which uses innovative sunlight technology to distract and distort. When taking a photo, the unique fabrics containing thousands of nano-spherical crystals reflect the flashlight back into the camera resulting in images where the wearer is blacked out.

Popular with celebrities such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usain Bolt, Jaden Smith Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra and Paris Hilton to name a few, this unique collaboration features a tracksuit, tees and a poncho that when photographed only show the item of clothing rather than the person wearing it. Alongside this sits footwear and accessories featuring the iconic ISHU print. 

The collection is available at www.balr.com and  www.maisondefashion.com 


About the brands

BALR.
An international luxury lifestyle brand known for its high-end fashion, travel products and accessories for men and women. Founded in 2013 by Demy de Zeeuw, Juul Manders and Ralph de Geus, BALR. typifies the modern, aspirational lifestyle of an athlete. The brand has also collaborated with other global players such as PUMA, (RED), Samsung, and MINI Cooper and designing a fan jersey for Manchester City Football team. Over and above the apparel BALR. lifestyle brand sells everything from branded Golf Carts to Vespas to Beds all in keeping with the brand ethos of luxury, style and aspiration.

ISHU
Founded by London-based tech fashion entrepreneur Saif Siddiqui, ISHU is best known for blurring the lines between fashion and technology using innovative fabrics to black out unwanted flash pictures and videos, providing protection from digital privacy intrusion. ISHU seeks to use its design and products to raise awareness for energy poverty by donating and providing solar solutions with ISHU products sold.

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Festive Snacking With Munchy Seeds!

There are six flavours to enjoy: Toasted Tamari, Warm Cumin and Fennel, Spicy Peri Peri, Totally Triopical, Super Berry, and Cacao and Apricot,


With today’s snacking world being more functional and health-conscious than ever, seeds remain synonymous with goodness, nutrition and health and just a small handful can provide that nutrition boost that your body needs.

After a Christmas vibe?

If you’re looking for a festive snack that is both tasty and healthy, then pick up a bag of Munchy Seeds Warm Cinnamon this Christmas.


Bursting with good energy and naturally-nutritious ingredients, Munchy Seeds Warm Cinnamon is the perfect snack to refuel on this winter.


A delicious blend of sunflower and pumpkin seeds, with a sweet taste of cinnamon, Warm Cinnamon Munchy Seeds evoke the flavours of winter in each delicious bite. Plus, each pack offers a good source of protein, vitamin E and fibre, as well as iron, zinc and magnesium; meaning you can treat yourself this festive season with none of the guilt and all of the nutritional benefits.


Alongside Warm Cinnamon, Munchy Seeds also produces five other flavours: Sweet Chilli, Mega Omega, Salted Caramel, Honey Roasted and Mild Chilli and they are all made using the most delicious and crunchy roasted seeds, whilst also being coeliac- friendly, dairy free and suitable for vegetarians.

Where to buy some

Munchy Seed mixes are available from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and The Co-op in 25g snack packs (RRP 80p), 125g sharing packs (RRP £2.99) and 450g mega packs (RRP £8.75) and also from www.munchyseeds.co.uk

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Wreath Making with Barbour

As the famous Barbour brand has just launched two new fragrances –Barbour Fragrance For Him & For Her – they wanted to celebrate the ingredients in their new Barbour Fragrance.

As a result I was invited to a Wreath-Making.

I have detailed the steps below.

What you need to make a Christmas Wreath

You will need one wreath ring, scissors, (green) twine, florist wire and moss, in addition to hardy and different textured foliage such as eucalyptus, spruce, ivory, evergreen oak and buxus.

The Tools

The Ingredients

Christmas decorations such as fir cones, dried oranges, dried bergamot and cinnamon sticks look great and create a delicious festive aroma. However, to go the extra mile, be bold and try some pepper as it will bring new colours.

The Steps

Take your evergreen foliage and begin to twist it around the metal circle. Wrapping the stem of the leaves around the metal wire, try and keep the end of the leaves facing outwards. Tie in place using the twine or gardening wire, and continue around the circle until you have covered the wire in leaves. You may need to tie each stem in a few different places depending on how long each piece is.

You can now add flowers to inject colour and brighten up the greenery. Keep securing these extra pieces with a single wrap of wire.

Finally, finish your wreath with pepper or dried oranges for a seasonal touch. Try spray painting your pine cones in gold, silver or fake snow to add even more festive spirit to your wreath!

The Result

Et voilà !

If you’ve used fresh foliage, hanging your wreath outside will help it keep for about 4 weeks. If you hang a fresh wreath inside, it will last approximately 2 weeks – although this will vary depending on which type of foliage you’ve used.

About the Fragrance

Discover the Barbour Fragrance For Him & For Her exclusive to the Fragrance Shop.

A nod to Barbour’s Scottish heritage, the Barbour For Him fragrance contains a blend of woody notes of cedar, guaiac wood and vetiver, mixed with amber and musk for depth and warmth and topped with a sharp citrus top enhanced by a spicy heart of cardamom, baies roses and black pepper.
A perfect idea for a Xmas gift!
Visit www.thefragaranceshop.co.uk

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7 Natural Ways to Reduce Men’s Hair Loss

Research suggests that 70% of the male population will lose their hair as they get older, with half set to experience this by the age of 50. 

While hair loss is a natural part of the ageing process, there are many ways that men can reduce losing their hair overtime and retain their self-confidence. What’s more, many of these methods don’t involve taking any medications or undergoing invasive – and often expensive – hair transplants. 

Dr Earim Chaudry, Medical Director at men’s health platform Manual shares some key advice on how to limit hair loss in men using the natural methods outlined below:  

  1. Eat a balanced diet 

Healthy hair starts with a healthy diet. When it comes to preventing hair loss with your diet, make sure you’re consuming foods that are packed with vitamins and minerals. These include: 

  • Foods rich in iron, including green leafy vegetables, eggs, beans, and grains
  • High-protein foods, including lean meats and seafood
  • Food rich in omega-3 acids, such as fish, flax seeds and walnuts 

In addition, it is especially recommended that you stay hydrated throughout the day to maintain healthy hair. 

  1. Regularly wash your hair with mild shampoo 

Regularly washing your hair with shampoos that are free from sulphates, parabens and mineral oils will prevent hair loss. By washing your hair with mild shampoos, you are keeping the scalp clean and lowering the risk of infections that may result in hair breakage or loss. 

  1. Avoid hot showers

While there is no medical evidence that hot showers contribute to hair loss, it is still important to be cautious. This is because taking a really hot shower may have the power to strip the scalp of the essential oils that help to protect it. This can cause dryness, inflammation and could also result in the thinning of your hair. 

  1. Refrain from brushing wet hair 

Your hair is in its weakest state when wet, so it’s best to avoid brushing wet hair if you are aiming to reduce hair loss. There is also a danger of brushing your hair too frequently, as doing this could increase the chances of your hair becoming injured,  encouraging further loss. 

  1. Exercise regularly 

Exercising, especially on a frequent basis, will improve blood flow to the scalp area and this could help prevent forms of hair loss. In addition, exercise will reduce your stress levels, something to keep in mind due to the direct correlation between hair loss and stress

  1. Avoid smoking and reduce alcohol consumption 

As tobacco can potentially damage your hair follicles, ditching the cigarettes will help to reduce your hair loss. Cutting down on  alcohol consumption will also do favours for your hair. Despite the fact that there’s no proven link between alcohol use and hair loss, heavy drinking can in fact lead to nutritional deficiencies or hormonal issues, which in turn can thin out your remaining locks.  

  1. Change how you style your hair 

Hairstyles such as ponytails and braids tend to pull hair or tug hair follicles, which could eventually lead to baldness. As well as this, regularly using tools such as blow dryers and straighteners can cause thermal damage to your hair. Down the line, this will lead to breakage and result in hair loss. With this in mind, it may be time to think about healthier and less damaging ways to style your hair if you prefer a longer style. 

Credits | Tips from manual.co and Image from beauti.tips

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The STRYKK Man Date

In case you didn’t know them, STRYKK is a London based non-alcoholic spirits brand featuring an impressive range of the highest quality alternative alcohol options.

NOT G*N, NOT VANILLA V*DKA, NOT V*DKA & NOT R*M

100% natural with no sugar, no fat and no artificial flavours. Distilled and bottled in the UK

STRYKK is delighted to announce the brand has been named as one of this year’s corporate partners for the Movember campaign. In amongst household names such as Pringles, Gilette, L’Oreal Men Expert, KP Nuts and Mr. Porter, the STRYKK team is excited to help raise money for this charity dedicated to increasing awareness of men’s health, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male suicide. STRYKK believe in the benefit of real, honest discussion, and the importance of sharing experiences and never feeling alone, which is why this Movember they are inviting all of us to STRYKK up a conversation and raise a glass to helping men live healthier, happier, and chattier lives.

To help raise money for this amazing charity, STRYKK will be running a competition offering a selection of Man-Dates as prizes. The STRYKK Man-Dates aim to bring men (and women) together to celebrate their relationships over a cocktail and have real, honest conversations. The raffle shall run from the 1st – 30th of November, and entries will be £5 each. There are a number of exciting prizes to be won, such as meals for two at M Restaurants and Tonkotsu, male-grooming treatments from the Treatwell group and much more.

The team are also very pleased to announce a ‘money can’t buy’ grand prize of a trip for two to Ibiza. The ultimate prize consists of two nights at Pikes Ibiza including flights, food and drinks, alongside a once in a lifetime experience including a gong bath with Cosmic Kim, sunset drinks at Hostel La Torre, and a poolside concierge session with Guy Williams and Phat Phil Cooper.

How can I help?

By donating (100% of your donation goes to Movember)

Donate now to win the ultimate Man-Date to Ibiza, plus 100s of other prizes!

Anything else?

If you are still on the hunt for a Xmas Gift, this could be a very good one!

Visit StylePilot Christmas Gift Guide 2021

About STRYKK

STRYKK ingredients are sourced from all over the world by their expert flavor house team in conjunction with top bar tenders, to ensure only those of the highest quality make the cut. These ingredients then go through a rigorous process mirroring that of traditional alcohol, involving maceration with water and alcohol for up to 4 weeks. STRYKK then use a modernised production process of steam distillation in stainless steel stills, followed by blending & filtration to create the perfect non-alcoholic spirit.

About Movember

The leading charity changing the face of men’s health. Movember know what works for men, and what doesn’t. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.

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Change The Way You Shop For Fragrance With HOOHAA

Have you heard about HOOHAA?

It is a Luxury Fragrance Subscription.

In their own words: “HOOHAA allows customers to gain access into a new and undiscovered world of niche and luxury fragrances in the comfort of their own home! “.


How it works

You can choose from one of three edits known as Easy Does It, Buckle Up or Take Me To Mars, new fragrances are introduced each month to HOOHAA. Once signed up with your selected edit you pay a monthly subscription fee of £14.95 per month and will receive a new 10ml unisex fragrance at your door each month. 

All edits have been carefully curated by the HOOHAA team taking out the time and effort for you to search for something unique, you get to try the best niche fragrances around! You can change your subscription edit as preferences develop and evolve over time.

You also have the option to buy full sized fragrances of the featured brands from the website  www.hoohaa.co.uk

We tried the ‘Chronotope SPITE EDT’

According to HOOHAA, it is a selection for the truly adventurous and advanced fragrance fans.

Notes:
Angelica, Violet Leaf | Rose, Violet, Orris Root | Leather, Sandalwood, Scalded Sugar, Frankincense

What did we think

There is nothing harder than trying to describe a fragrance with words. Let’s start by saying that we loved it.

Firstly, what we really liked was that it has a presence but is not overwhelming, it really stands out (in a nice way).

Secondly, we really liked the way the notes of violet and rose with the leather and sandalwood have been added together. Those combinations make it really special.

Finally, the ‘cherry on the cake’ is the sugar notes that (personally) made me love it.

You now have to try for yourself 😉

And Christmas being just around the corner

… that makes it the perfect gift!

HOOHAA are also offering gift cards, these come in three month £39, six month £75 and twelve month £139 options. 

Visit hoohaa.co.uk

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Revive and Thrive at Goodwood Revival

It takes place every year and this is a must go event!

Recreating the glamour of motor racing as it used to be, the Motor Circuit comes alive for the Revival, both on and off the historic track. The only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress, the Revival sees a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.

Dress code

Although not compulsory, the vast majority of Revival visitors dress in period style with many going to great lengths to achieve that authentic look. The resulting step-back-in-time spectacle plays a key role in making the Revival such a unique event.

While you’re not required to dress up (unless you qualify for central Paddock access, in which case a jacket and tie is necessary for gentlemen, and a dress or suit for the ladies), you’ll feel much more involved if you do. And whether you go for the slick urban look, gentrified country style or chocs-away military aesthetic, it’s not difficult or costly to dress appropriately.

It almost feels like you are on a Hollywood set!

It’s a celebration of bygone days, vintage fashion and wheel-to-wheel racing around this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday.

(Below) Our friends from Private White V.C.

While there is standing space all around the track, racing fans will prefer a Grandstand pass for covered and raised viewing of all the action on track.

Roy Salvadori – British Driver

“Give me Goodwood on a summer’s day, and you can forget the rest fo the world”

Opening Times

The action on the circuit commences at 0845hrs on each day of the event. Gates open at 0730hrs, which provides a great opportunity to look around the paddocks before the action begins.

See you in 2022

2022 Ticket Alert >> Click here

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allPaws Organic Shampoo for Pets

allPaws by Green People is the UK’s first certified organic range of pet grooming products

Let’s talk about pets for a change.

Crafted with care for those that are dog-tired of exposing their pets to synthetic ingredients, allPaws is the NEW organic, cruelty-free pet grooming range from Green People.

Offering fur-freshening grooming products that transform mucky pups into pristine pooches, the products in the allPaws pet care range are made with gently cleansing, pH-balanced natural actives that are sustainably sourced and suitable for all dog and cat breeds.

The pet-approved products are also certified organic and vegan-friendly, making it easy for pet owners to provide creature companions with a planet and pet-friendly bath time routine that won’t irritate sensitive skin.

A natural way to provide faithful hounds and long- haired cats with a plant-based pet spa treatment, Green People’s allPaws pet care range is launching with a duo of naturally cleansing pet washes.

Designed for pups that love nothing more than getting back to nature by playing in muddy puddles, the shampoos come in a choice of scented or scent-free formulas and cost £14.00 for a 200ml tube that’s made with eco-friendly sugar cane plastic.

The two shampoos:

Cleansing Shampoo – Wild Mint

This organic dog shampoo freshens musty mongrel smells with a soothing blend of Mint and Eucalyptus bath bubbles which leave fur soft and fragrant without irritating delicate skin. Suitable for all breeds and pups aged 12 weeks or older.

What we liked: the eco-friendly packaging, the silk texture and the very light scent (just enough but not too much!).

Sensitive Shampoo


This unscented shampoo is designed for dogs with extra sensitive skin and does not contain any fragrance. Suitable for all breeds, this gentle formula is the perfect choice for a puppy’s first bath.

Much like Green People’s skin care range for humans, the pet grooming products are both SLS- free and highly concentrated with animal-safe plant actives, meaning a little goes a long way.

Where to find those

From £14.00 for 200ml and is available directly from www.GreenPeople.co.uk