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Happy Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Friday, 14th December, 2018

Happy Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Happy Christmas Jumper Day!

Today marks the day where you can wear something festive! If you’ve check out my post on Christmas Jumpers there’s a few good ones you can get this year, and since I’ve already got so many, didn’t have to buy a new one for this year.

This year I have gone for my Santa Claws jumper which is mostly grey and red, and comes with the novelty knitted kitten with a Christmas hat. It is from a brand called Tipsy Elves, and I got this a couple of years ago.

Now is the time to get all festive and wear Xmas jumpers! We’ve got 10 days until Christmas Eve, so I’ll be wearing my festive knits on most days, in-keeping with the Christmas spirit.

Have a happy Friday! 🙂

Post Shave Balm – A Grooming Essential & Everything You Want To Know

Thursday, 13th December, 2018

Men's Guide To Post Shave Balm - The Essential Shaving Products For Men

Guys!

I have to talk about one a product which I think is fundamental to your grooming regime, it’s something which I’ve mentioned countless times as being my number 1 product for guys, it is post shave balm, otherwise known as aftershave balm.

If there’s one skincare product for guys, this is it! This is the one I use religiously and can’t recommend highly enough, no matter if you love your skincare products or could never imagine using them.

This is the one you need, and I’ll explain why.

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New In My Wardrobe: Grey Roll Neck Jumper From H&M

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

H&M Grey Roll Neck Jumper

I’ve gone and got myself yet another roll neck!

It’s so weird that only a couple of years ago I actually disliked this style of jumper, and just last Winter bought my first one. Now I’ve got at least 5 of them, in a range of different colours. The ones I’ve got are from ASOS and Uniqlo, and when I saw this one from H&M which was on offer, I had to have it.

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Hey Arnold Style

Monday, 10th December, 2018

Hey Arnold Style - Green Jumper And Red Check Shirt

Hello and happy Monday!

How was the weekend, good?

I got this green jumper ages ago, and I don’t wear it all too often. It’s been so cold lately and I’ve been wearing a lot of knits, jumpers and sweatshirts, so decided to give this a wear. Usually I layer jumpers with t-shirts for a more casual look, but I decided that I’d try pairing it with a shirt. Then I realised if I paired it with my red check shirt, it would look like Hey Arnold style! 😀

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The Best Christmas Jumpers This Year

Friday, 7th December, 2018

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It’s that time of the year again, it’s time for Christmas Jumpers!

Whether you love them or hate them, you’ll have an opinion on Christmas Jumpers. I’ve loved them over the past few years, and they’ve really taken off and increased in popularity among most people.

Whether you’re looking to just have one annual Christmas jumper, or you’re building up a collection, there’s plenty of different styles you can get this year. From the traditional patterns to novelty and hilarious festive graphics, as well as the repeat patterns, there will be one which suits you best.

Within the guide there’s jumpers from all price points; From the cheap to high street and expensive. They’re usually made from either wool, acrylic or a mix of fibres, but cotton style sweatshirts are also available too.

You can check out my older guides from Christmas past in the 20172016, 2015 and 2014 guide, but this is all about 2017, and so here’s my guide and tips for this year!

Here’s the best 2018 has to offer for Christmas jumpers.

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Men’s Christmas Gift Ideas – What To Get Them This Year

Thursday, 6th December, 2018

Men's Christmas Gift Guide - Ideas For Presents For Guys In 2018

Is it just me, or does it seem to get harder and harder to buy presents for guys these days? No matter if you’re shopping for your dad, brother, grandad, friend or even yourself, men are usually the most difficult to buy for.

My Christmas gift guide is here! Packed with ideas to help you get some best presents for the man in your life. In the guide I’ve picked out some things in a range of price points, so whether you’re looking for that ‘main’ present, or just a stocking filler, there’s something which you’ll be able to get.

I’ve got things that every guy needs covered; From grooming to aftershaves, tech and gadgets, some clothing and of course that all important food and drink.

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Playstation Classic Review – Is It Worth Getting?

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

PlayStation Classic Review - Is It Worth It?

It finally came, I got my PlayStation Classic!

If you like gaming then you’ll know that Sony were releasing a mini PlayStation in the run up to Christmas, and as soon as I heard, I had to order one. I loved my original PlayStation as did many others, and so it was obvious that I’d buy this.

It costs £89.99, but how does it play, and is it worth it? Here’s my full review.

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Canada Goose Jacket Test – 8 Years Of Ownership

Monday, 3rd December, 2018

Wearing my Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jacket - The 8 Year Test

How many items of clothing can you say you bought years ago, and not only still own today, but still wear? My Canada Goose jacket which I got is certainly one of them. I got this jacket way back in 2010, when this blog was starting to take it’s shape, and It was one of the most exciting things I wrote about back then.

It’s a brand renowned for it’s quality, and also infamous for being expensive. When I got my Canada Goose coat I was pretty certain that this would last me a long time. Not only in terms of style and fashion, but in terms of build quality, I knew that it was going to be my proper Winter coat for years to come.

How has my Chilliwack Bomber stacked up 8 years later? Pretty well? No, I think it’s a lot better than that.

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Wet Shave vs Dry Shave – Which Is Better?

Friday, 30th November, 2018

Wet Shave vs Dry Shave - The Differences And Which Is Better

If you’re having your first shave as an older teenager or you’re thinking about switching up your own grooming regime you may be thinking one thing: Which is better, a dry shave or a wet shave?

If you’re totally unfamiliar, a wet shave is with a razor with a blade, whereas a dry shave is done with an electric shaver. There’s plenty of advantages and disadvantages of each which we’ll get into, but if you ask me or plenty of others, they’ll all say the same. A wet shave is better than a dry shave.

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each, and you can weigh it up for yourself.

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Music Playlist: What I’ve Been Listening To In November

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018

The Michael 84 Playlist

Hey guys!

It’s nearing the end of the month, which means another music playlist once again. It’s so weird, we had no big Summer tracks, but I’ve discovered a couple of songs in recent months which are real Summer bangers which I’ve been listening to constantly.

There are the Robyn tracks from her latest album, Honey and Missing U which are big tunes! I’ve been listening to them a lot, and really like them. Then there’s Dished from Purple Disco Machine, the most annoyingly catchy song which you can’t help but love. It’s a Summer club track, and still sounds good.

Then there’s two Spanish songs, Lo Malo from Aitana Ocaña and Ana Guerra and Alvaro Soler – La Cintura which was actually on my playlist in July. I only gave it a listen once or twice, but now I can’t stop playing it.

The Rebecca and Fiona track, Money, has been around for a while, but since they released a new music video several weeks ago, I’ve been listening to that more and more. Then there’s Thank U, Next from Ariana Grande which you can’t get away from – Good job it’s a cool track.

The 90’s was my decade, if you read my blog you’ll know that, and so the song 1999 from Charli XCX has to make it into the list. It’s odd that she has this song referencing music from the 90’s, and Anne-Marie had 2002 referencing some of the same music; Confirmation that the 90’s was the best 😉

I randomly heard this track on the radio which sounds so familiar, it’s by Theophilus London & Tame Impala and called Only You. It’s a sample/cover, so I’ve probably heard the original before (it was by Steve Montie I think), it doesn’t bring back memories, but it’s such a good track if you’re into more soulful music.

It’s the last month until December, where I’ll probably be listening to a lot of Christmas songs. So here’s my playlist in full until then…

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