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Note of Disclosure: This post was sponsored by House of Fraser

The Christmas period can often be quite stressful in the run-up to the big day, with crowded diaries, the stress of getting gifts and the office workload beginning to pile up. House of Fraser have kickstarted their new #BringMerryBack campaign, in an effort to keep spirits high during the darker evenings of winter shopping. Last week, they invited a group of bloggers, including myself, to attend a Christmas dinner in Searcy’s Champagne rooms at the top of The Gherkin. Having never been up The Gherkin before, I was more than happy to take them up on the offer and made my way, through bitterly cold wind, into the heart of The City to attend. View Post

Respect My Elders

Just to preface this post, I’d like to note that I do respect the elders that I know. I have a great deal of love and respect for my family, friends and co-workers who are of an older generation than me, due to the fact that I know what kind of people they are and where their values lie. My issue here is with the generic blanket statement “respect your elders” and how I’ve decided to reject this philosophy in recent years, simply because I don’t believe they respect/care for younger generations any more. View Post

About a month ago I was invited to a mystery event at a pop-up grooming store in Central London where I would be introduced to a new collection of products. Upon arrival, I was quickly told that this was actually a Lynx event which was part of their new brand direction to move away from its traditional audience of younger/teenage boys and attempt to land themselves on the bathroom shelves of gentlemen. The question I ask today is, has it worked? The answer is both yes and no, with the ambition often taking priority over the actual execution of the products themselves. View Post

Mankind Grooming 1

I was caught off-guard a little last week when a package arrived for me on Friday from the lovely folks at Mankind. Upon opening it, I found that they had gifted me one of their new “GQ Edition” Mankind Grooming boxes from a recent collaboration of theirs. Having had it for less than a week I haven’t really had time to review the whole box, though it does contain some firm favourites of mine including the Clinique for Men Face Scrub, The Refinery Eye Gel and Omorovicza Moor Mud Cream Cleanser, all of which I’ve reviewed and loved on here at one point or another. View Post

#WorldMentalHealthDay

World Mental Health Day is a chance for everyone to foster a conversation that promotes positive change, in both attitudes and support, for those who suffer from mental health issues as well as bring the issue to the forefront of society’s mind. Everyone has been or will be affected by mental health issues in some way during their life. Whether it affects a friend or family member, is an emotionally turbulent period or a chronic issue that has become a permanent part of your everyday life, mental health is a universal part of society. However, the dialogue around mental health is rarely commonplace and is often ushered, given little spotlight or kept to the more niche areas of the internet. Today, I want to talk about some pieces of advice that have helped me through difficult times when it has come to my own mental health and that of the people I love. You are not alone in this fight and everyone needs to get involved in the discussion. View Post