Anyone who knows me, or my content on this blog, knows that I have a love/hate relationship with Molton Brown. As a beauty brand, they constantly meander between masterpieces and flops with every Russian Leather followed by a reformulated Black Pepper. It’s not that I think they’re bad at what they do, it just means I’m often cautious of new ranges when they come out.
Last year, I was happily surprised when I reviewed their Cypress & Sea Fennel and so this year I was hoping they’d buck the trend of releasing a dud after a success. So, when I was sent out a set of products from their new Vetiver & Grapefruit collection I was keen to get stuck in. Today I cover off my thoughts on the new range, reviewing the balance of the fragrance and whether it can slotted in Molton Brown’s timeless classics… 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
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
The transition from Summer to Autumn is a difficult time for your skin. With colder temperatures creeping in, central heating being on in most buildings and harsher weather patterns, your body’s first line of protection begins to take a beating compared to the calmer warmth of Summer. Over the past few weeks I’ve been adapting some of my grooming routine to help my skin deal with this change and, along the way, I’ve discovered a few new products and treatments that I wanted to show you today covering skin health, haircare and fragrance. View Post
With July in full swing and the temperature sitting in the mid-twenties, Summer is officially at its peak and people everywhere are enjoying the sun. However, your skin is likely not such a big fan of summer and now, more than ever, you need to be looking after it while the mercury levels are still high. Summer presents some fairly large problems for your skin; sun damage, sweat, sun cream/lotions, air conditioning and everyday pollution can all irritate and harm your skin. Keeping on top of it requires a routine that is both gentle and effective, providing protection from the heat whilst clearing away the grime of the day. So, I’ve put together my daily summer grooming routine with some products that I’ve been using for years and a few I’ve only recently come across. View Post