If you’re a stereotypical lad then you’ve probably not got a thing sorted for Valentines Day. You should have your outfit sorted after reading the What To Wear On A Valentines Date, now the clothing is sorted you need something to do. If you have a date then what do you do? Where do you take her? Should you go for something traditional, cheap, extravagant, adventurous, cute? It could be anything, depending on the type of guy you are and the type of girl she is, and what you’ve already done, like and dislike.
Some of these ideas will depend on where you live and if they’re available in your local area, but well worth exploring to see if you’re able to do these.
I am still going through all the blu rays I bought! Last time I watched Central Intelligence which I liked a surprising amount, and this week it was the turn of the latest film to come from Sacha Baron Cohen, Grimsby.
I saw the hype about this film ages ago, while they were filming, and I actually did not really know what this film was about, other than it was Sacha Baron Cohen and Grimsby, and I thought it was some sort of piss-take on Grimsby, which it sort of was, but had an unusual plot.
January is a bad month for music, I don’t know why, it is almost always is. There used to be an old joke that you should release a song in January, because you’ll probably get to number one, partly because it was true. I have not listened to much new music, but Ed Sheeran has an album released with two songs sitting at #1 and #2, with my favourite of the two being Shape Of You, which I think is a grower for me. Zayn and Taylor Swift also have a song which features in the 50 Shades sequal, 50 Shades Darker called I Don’t Wanna Live Forever, I’ve only listened to it once and I didn’t like it too much.
With that said, here is my playlist for January. Not too much that’s new, since I have not listened to much new music.
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
Sia – Move Your Body
Sean Paul F/ Dua Lipa – No Lie
Dua Lipa – Be The One
Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello – Bad Things
Naughty Boy F/ Kyla & Popcaan) – Should’ve Been Me
A scent which has been talked about a lot in 2016 is the latest from Zadig & Voltaire, called This Is Him! I had to grab a bottle to add to my collection, but what’s this one all about?
The packaging and bottle is all about monochrome, it’s black and white. From the box to the bottle, it carries the same style over, a sleek all black style with clean white text. The bottle is a translucent black colour and is an irregular cuboid shape, with a straight edge on one side and a cracked jagged edge on the other. The atomiser spray is wide for good coverage, and the design of the bottle is finished with the top sporting the Z&V logo to the top.
The scent itself is quite a dark and mysterious one. It’s fairly smoky and warm, slightly woody and inviting, definitely one for the evening. After a while you get a sense of the sweet type of notes coming through, vanilla, and pleasant. This fragrance is best suited for the Autumn and Winter, the warm and dark notes will work well for this time for year on a night, it’s fairly seductive so would make a good scent to wear on a night out; Probably not a one for work, Uni or College.
Best season to wear – Autumn/Winter Scent type – Aromatic, Smoky, Sweet, Slightly Woody Age Recommendation – 21+ Best Worn – Evening, Casual
Top Notes – Grapefruit, Black Pepper
Middle Notes – Vanilla, Incense
Base Notes – Sandalwood
What do you think of this scent? Check out more of my fragrance tips over on the directory.
I have never been the biggest fan of jewellery on guys, and I’ve never really owned very much in terms of jewellery either. I did used to wear a gold chain back in the day, but that was always hidden away underneath clothing, and I’ve never been a fan of rings or earrings either. However something which I have been interested in getting for a long time is a cuff, which I think look quite stylish, but only the right one.
I think men get a pretty raw deal in the jewellery department; Maybe that’s because most guys are like me and don’t really buy or want to own jewellery, so not much is made or sold. Then when you find some, it’s all really horrible. It’s patterns of this and that, things like tribal patterns, links, ugly rope, beads…Nothing really classic, classy, simple and elegant. What I wanted was a plain and simple cuff; A cuff, bracelet or bangle actually, but after thinking about it, I opted for a cuff, I think they’re more fashionable and generally stylish for men. It was actually really difficult to find one, I narrowed it down to three different brands, two made from steel, and one of silver.
I got a Thomas Sabo Sterling Silver cuff and then decided it wasn’t for me. I was incredibly underwhelmed when it came, I know it’s supposed to be just a simple cuff and that’s exactly what it was, but it was £125 and just did not seem worth the money. Then there’s the fact I really think I will lose it which doesn’t fill me with confidence of spending too much money either. It was also too small for me, I did not like the fit, so decided for all these reasons I was better off sending it back.
I ended up having another look around, and eventually found something which I like, and here it is. Just a plain and simple cuff, however this one is made of brass and was far cheaper, in fact only £10!. I really like this, and to be honest, in terms of looks, there’s no difference, obviously the biggest difference is the material; Sterling Silver vs brass. The fit is better, it’s on the larger size, and I should try to resize it for a better fit so it’s more difficult to fall off.
If you are looking to get yourself a cuff or bangle and you’re like me and have not tried one, I would advise going and seeing them in person if you can, and trying one on, or you may be having to send it back or not liking it first time round.
What do you think of the cuff for guys? Let me know 🙂
After watching Money Monster the next film up for my was Central Intelligence. I didn’t really know too much about this film, it was on offer so I decided to try it out. It stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, and is a comedy film. Kevin Hart is funny of course, but I really love it when The Rock does comedy stuff, he is funny and better than when playing the usual ‘tough guy’ roles he does in other films.
So it’s about how old two high school friends, Calvin “Golden Jett” (Kevin Hart) and Robbie Wheirdicht aka Bob Stone (The Rock) have to come together to save America to get back some satellite codes which have been stolen. Calvin was the high school hero, and Robbie was the fat kid nobody liked, but 20 years later everything changes, when Calvin is unhappy with his life as an accountant and stale marriage, and Robbie, who is now know as Bob Stone, muscular and working as a spy for the CIA.
Bob sends Calvin a friend request on Facebook, they meet up for drinks and he spends the night at Calvin’s house. In the morning the CIA turn up and Bob has disappeared, Pamela from the CIA tell Calvin that Bob is a rogue agent and has the satellite codes and is planning on selling them, however Bob tells Calvin another story, that he’s a good guy trying to stop another rogue, the Black Badger from selling the codes, and needs Calvin’s accounting expertise to help him, and the film goes from there.
I think it’s a really good watch, you have to wait right up until the end to find out if Bob Stone is a good agent or has actually gone rogue (no spoilers here!), and there’s lots of good comedy scenes in there too. I don’t think it’s a classic I could watch over and over, but it’s enjoyable and I could recommend seeing it if you haven’t already.
Actually, I have had it for a couple of weeks and have been playing around with it; It’s the Canon 80D!
I bought my first and only DSLR back in 2012 and it was the Canon 600D. It’s been a good camera to me, and I’ve taken it so many places and made some great memories with it. I decided that I’d upgrade to something a little better, and after waiting for a long time, after lots of reading and making up my mind, I went for a Canon 80D.
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