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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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Another Mild Winter In London

Winters in London are characterised by cold and often rainy weather. The average high between December and February is 48°F (9°C) and the average low is 41°F (5°C). However, freezing temperatures are not uncommon and snow is not unheard of.

This year though, it’s another ‘rollercoaster’ winter that we have been getting. A hat, gloves and scarf should have become our best friends, however they haven’t.

Either way, very cold or just cold, this was another excuse to try on one one of the winter jackets from Superdry from this year’s collection. Pictured below, the Hacienda Wool Check Jacket (Yellow Check).

Boots by Jack&Jones / Chinos by asos / Denim shirt by AllSaints / Jacket by Superdry

Looking for a jacket that covers both warmth and versatility? Look no further than our nostalgic, lumberjack inspired checked jacket. Perfect for Sunday strolls or Friday beers. This jacket features a zip and popper fastening, popper fastened cuffs, four pockets, and a fleece lining. The jacket is finished with a Superdry logo tab on the pocket and one on the sleeve.

What I liked about the jacket: It feels robust. It’s warm. And you feel good. And at last but not least: it’s a faux fur trim (feeling good about that too).

Any minuses: will I get tired of the yellow checks (?)

Jacket Details
Sleeve Lining: Polyester 100%
Lining: Polyester 100%
Padding: Polyester 100%
Shell: Polyester 52%, Wool 45%, Acrylic 3%
Faux Fur Trim: Polyester 100%

Where to buy

Jacket by Superdry | £119,99 RRP (now at £60)

Boots by Jack&Jones | £90 RRP

Chinos by asos | From £20 RRP

Denim shirt by AllSaints | £108 RRP

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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.

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Versus Versace Eugène Watch

Versus Versace Eugène is an amazing and attractive watch. Always pleased to check new comers in this very busy watch market.

It combines the classic shape of a men’s chronograph with the brand’s contemporary character traits.

This model is 50 metres water resistant and it can be submerged in water for periods, so can be easily used for swimming.

I really like the Stainless Steel case and the black colour for the dial.

The sporty personality of the watch is highlighted by the three counters with date display at 4 o’clock. While they add movement to the geometry of the dial, the diamond-faceted top ring gives Versus Eugène a modern overall look.

Please note that there are different colour combinations of the dial and case, together with a range of leather straps or stainless-steel mesh bracelets matching the case, which makes the Versus Eugène a versatile accessory.

Technical information

Case: IPGun stainless steel – 46 mm Ø

Water Resistance: 50 m/5 ATM

Movement: quartz chronograph

Dial: blue, three counters, date at 4o’clock, logo at 12o’clock

Band: IPGun stainless steel mesh bandSliding buckle

A sleek and simple socket.

Where can I get one from?

£ 220 RRP. Shop from www.watchshop.com

About Versus Versace

Versus Versace watches are part of the collection from the first ever diffusion line launched by international Italian fashion house Versace. The range was introduced with a strong focus on flair, innovation and unconventional design ideas for those who wanted a more individual look. Versus Versace watches are one of the flagship collections from the line, along with leather accessories and a chic clothing range. The Versus Versace watch collection features bold, strong colours and a sporty appearance, using durable high quality materials and with many pieces offering water resistance of as much as five atmospheres. Each features the Versus logo within a uniquely designed dial, with straps ranging from elegant metallic through classy leather to practical fabric or plastic. For an even more diverse range of designs, check out the other Versace watches available from Watch Shop.

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Black Oud: The New Fragrance by LUKE

It is always with great excitement that I open a new box to discover a new fragrance!

The first thing you notice is its weight: the glass bottle and its hefty top makes it even heavier than the average fragrance. Then, wow the top!? What a statement this bottle is. It cannot go unnoticed on your bathroom shelf.

Then, the smell. And ‘yes’ I loved it.

What it is made of

Spicy top notes of Cardamom, and Ambergris topped with a subtle dash of fresh Lemonchello, blended with middle notes of Pogostemon Cablin, Ebony Wood, Aquatic Cyperus Papyrus and Rosewood, layered on a bed of sensual Tobacco Leaves, warm Musk and Oakmoss base. Voilà !

According to LUKE, Black Oud is the new headline fragrance, using the most expensive woody based as the major element of this heady smell.

Our verdict

It feels fresh, however still strong and also long lasting (something I really like). It is masculine, but has so much dimension because of the Lemonchello and spice.

A unique masculine fragrance, a perfect complement for day or evening wear.

A bit of background

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 a home on the terraces or on a night out, the brand offers an exclusive look for an inclusive country; the United Kingdom of Luke.

With that in mind, LUKE have launched the new Fragrance LUKE Black Oud.

Where can I buy some

75ml LUKE Black Oud Eau De Toilette. £25 RRP. Shop on www.luke1977.com

About LUKE

Since its humble beginnings in the West Midlands in 2001 LUKE has developed into a leading contemporary menswear brand with a following stretching far and wide. Having grown with the support of key independent menswear boutiques the brand has evolved organically keeping all if its values, which sets it apart.

LUKE is a practical interpretation on contemporary menswear and has all the components of the modern lad, a gentleman, a working class hero and a bit of a rogue. The brand draws strong influences from the tough elements of its native Birmingham. Foundry worker meets fashionista, Luke’s taste envelopes all. Luke’s ethos is to put a fashionable twist on any men’s garment but without over designing to retain a cool masculine look. The brand offers an exclusive look for an inclusive country, the United Kingdom of Luke.

Visit www.luke1977.com

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Hurry Up: It’s (was) Black Friday!

Black Friday is now over for 2019! See you next year!

Black Friday @Justhype

70% off on website. No coupon needed, discount will be shown on item. For everyone: KIDS, MENS, WOMENS  5VER AND 10ER Lucky dips on the website running from 29th-2nd December

Black Friday @ All Saints

30% off EVERYTHING!

Black Friday @Superdry

Black Friday @ Oliver Sweeney

Whether it’s sourcing the finest Italian leathers for our uppers or deciding what colour hand-stitching to feature on our luxury trainers. Oliver Sweeney are obsessed with style, quality and detail. Mixing traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design to create shoes that challenge convention without compromising on comfort. 

Black Friday @ Suit Direct

Limited Time only. Up to 50% off!

Other popular brands

Black Friday @ Next

Black Friday @ ASOS

Black Friday @ boohooMAN

Black Friday @ CREW Clothing

About Black Friday

Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of America’s Christmas shopping season since 1952, although the term “Black Friday” did not become widely used until more recent decades

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Sergio Tacchini x Triwa Collaboration

This is the story of a collaboration between a legendary Italian sportswear brand, Sergio Tacchini, and a disruptive watchmaker, Triwa.

Under the concept name Time for Sports they have developed four limited edition watches, made from durable Swiss TR90 plastic, perfect for sports or just for your everyday occasions.

At StylePilot, our take is that this is a refreshing collection, and we can’t wait for the summer to come back!

Designed with luminous indexes, colorful oversized luminous hands and domed mineral glass, this watch is a unique piece that will stand out on any wrist.

Specifications of this Limited Edition

– 5 ATM water resistant
– Scratch resistant mineral glass
– 2 year international warranty
– Free shipping
– Quick delivery
– Safe payment options

In details

Watch name: Sergio Concrete
Family Triwa x Sergio Tacchini
Case size: 37 mm
Case material: Recyclable TR90 – Concrete Grey
Surface treatment: Matte
Dial color: Concrete Grey
Band: Nylon 20 mm
Band color: Concrete Grey
Buckle: Stainless Steel
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Urverk: Miyota GL30
Urverkstyp: Quarts 
Sku: SERG104-SG121512P

How much?

£99 RRP. Shop at www.triwa.com

About Sergio Tacchini

Sergio Tacchini is an Italian fashion designer of sportswear and former professional tennis player. The sportswear firm bearing his name is located in Bellinzago Novarese, Novara, Italy. He was born in 1938.

Italian style and creativity, innovation and quality together with tennis DNA are the values of Sergio Tacchini, a reference brand for those who love to wear casual but with elegance and style. The Company showroom and offices are based in Milan, Italy. Sergio Tacchini is now a Brand Company working with Licenses worldwide. The Brand is in charge of Style, Design of new collections, Product and Marketing. Distribution is made by Licensees.

The Sergio Tacchini brand was at its peaks in the late eighties, and has recently made an amazing comme back!

Visit www.sergiotacchini.com

About Triwa

Founded: 2007 by four friends (still operational and still friends)
Idea: Transform the industry of watches (TRIWA) through contemporary design, modern distribution and creative marketing
Distribution: 1200 retailers in 25 markets
Office: Studio in central Stockholm which houses a team of 30 people
Portfolio: Watches, watch bands, bracelets and sunglasses
Design philosophy: We only design what we want to wear ourselves

Visit www.triwa.com

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Hugo Iced Fragrance by HUGO BOSS

Discover a blast of ice-cold freshness with HUGO ICED for men, a fragrance designed for the modern urban man, set to inspire him to embrace the fresh potential of every day.

Comprising a unique blend of inspiring ingredients that empower the wearer to take on the adventures of a daring and expansive world, creating unlimited opportunities for inspirational and life-changing experiences. 

Revitalising iced mint leaves will awaken your senses, wild tea aromas invigorate your soul and vetiver empowers your confidence and masculinity.

The fragrance comes in a unique sleek chrome bottle with its cap strapped on for the man on the move. A sensory explosion for the man looking for ultimate freshness, in the heat of the day or night. HUGO ICED – as fresh as ice, as strong as steel!

A sleek design!

Where can I get it?

£48 RRP (75ml). Shop at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

About HUGO BOSS

Founded in 1924 in Metzingen, Germany, the HUGO BOSS Group focuses on developing and marketing high-end women’s and men’s fashion, accessories and fragrances. 

BOSS is HUGO BOSS’ core brand and stands for contemporary, modern elegance that satisfies the most sophisticated tastes and enhances the wearer’s personality. HUGO, the trend brand, is the home of avant-garde design delivering progressive looks and fragrances with a contemporary attitude. BOSS Orange is spontaneous, passionate and energetic, yet casual and relaxed.

With Christmas just round the corner, a nice gift idea ;-).
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