I’ve always wanted to give a cut throat shave a try – but it’s pretty intimidating, right? Holding a blade against your neck is definitely a scary experience, but if you get it right, you get the best shave you can ever imagine.

For the past month, I’ve been trying to master a cut throat shave with Bluebeards Revenge. I’m overly cautious, so it takes me a little bit longer than shaving, which means I only save it for special occasions. I wouldn’t call myself a master just yet, but I’ve discovered a couple of tips that make it a lot easier, and I wanted to share them with you.

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Fresh Blades

Whatever you do – don’t try and master a cut throat shave with blunt blades. Trust me, it won’t end well. I’ve been changing mine after every shave, which make sure the balde doesn’t catch on my facial hair or skin. You might think this is expensive, but not with The Bluebeards Revenge – each blade actually has two uses! You snap it in half and use one side per shave.

The Bluebeards Revenge Razor is £9.99 and you can get replacement blades for as little as £2.99


Steam Your Face

If only I’d have known this the first time I tried a close shave. I find it easier to use a cut throat razor just after I’ve gotten out of the bath or shower. The steam helps soften your facial hair, which makes the blade glide across easier. If you’re in a bit of a rush, heat up a towel and rest it on your skin for a minute or so. Not only does this do the job, but it feels nice too.


Raise Your Facial Hair

You can do this a number of ways, but I find that using a shaving brush and cream works the best. Using the shaving brush, lather the cream in the lid of the product. When you apply it to the skin, use circular motions to lift the hair and get to the skin. I’ve found that the Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Brush and Cream work incredibly well. No bristles come out of the brush, and the cream feels super light and refreshing on my skin.

The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Brush is just £6.99, and the Shaving Cream is £9.99.


Shave Downwards

A pretty important tip if you ask me, but always shave downwards. You don’t want to try pulling a razor blade upwards on your skin. Start by stretching the skin tight, and gently move the blade down your skin. I always start from my sideburns and then work across my cheeks and neck. I tend to shape my facial hair, which can get a bit tricky, but I’m getting there.


Don’t Overdo It

Whatever you do, DON’T overdo it. If you go over an area too much, you’ll get ridiculous razor burn. Trust me, I’ve been there. Instead shave each area once, rinse your face with cold water, and then check out the areas again. If you find you’ve missed anywhere, go back in gently, but don’t rush it. Give your skin time to relax inbetween if you have to go back multiple times.


There you have it! My way of mastering a cut throat shave with Bluebeards Revenge. Shaving this way might seem daunting at first, but when you get the hang of it, it’s pretty straightforward.

All the products I’ve tried from The Bluebeards Revenge have helped make a cut throat shave a lot easier. If you’re wanting to try a cut throat shave yourself, all of their products are really affordable so you should definitely give it a go.

Have you tried a cut throat shave before? Let me know in the comments below!

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I was sent the products for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Every winter, it’s essential that you switch up your skincare routine. The cold weather can wreak havoc on your face, leaving it dry and irritated.

Gentlemen’s Tonic have a range of skincare products that have been developed to give men’s skin the treatment it needs. All formluas are light, yet have hydrating benefits. Which is exactly what most male skin needs throughout winter.

If you’re looking to give the gift of great skin, to yourself or a friend, you seriously need to check out Gentlemen’s Tonic. Here are some of my favourites…


Gentlemen’s Tonic Daily Foaming Cleanser

I’m actually a huge fan of foaming cleansers, but there aren’t many on the market. Well, not many that I like. The Gentlemen’s Tonic Daily Foaming Cleanser is a gentle product that removes excess oil and purifies the skin. The foam texture feels incredible, and definitely gives that spa-like feeling at home. Enriched with Alpine Moss and Water Chesnut, this cleanser maintains your skins’ PH balance and adds a boost of hydration. Perfect for the colder months! This is possibly one of my favourite cleansers, and really leaves my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

The Daily Foaming Cleanser costs £19


Gentlemen’s Tonic Exfoliating Facial Scrub

If you don’t exfoliate, you should. It helps to elminate any excess skin and smooth out your skin texture. The Gentlemen’s Tonic Exfoliating Facial Scrub utilises bamboo particles to gently slough away dead skin. Combine this with Cocoa and Shea Butter, and it’s clear to see why this exfoliator is popular. It leaves your skin feeling seriously soft, refreshed and ready for your moisturiser. I use this exfoliator around 3 times a week, usually at night before I apply my night cream, and my skin feels great. Would definitely recommend this product.

The Exfoliating Facial Scrub costs £19


Gentlemen’s Tonic Daily Moisturiser

All skincare routines should be rounded off with a great moisturiser. The Gentlemen’s Tonic is packed full of natural essential oils that hydrate the skin and keep it healthy. Due to it containing Gotu Kola, this cream has anti-inflammatory properties, making it great if you have any redness or after you’ve shaved. Like the face scrub, this product also contains Cocoa Butter which is super hydrating. At first, the scent of this product alarmed me slightly; I was convinced it was going to dry out my skin. But it didn’t! This moisturiser definitely does the job, and not only does it smell incredible, but it sinks right into your skin and leaves you looking fresh!

The Daily Moisturiser costs £28


I seriously couldn’t recommend Gentlemen’s Tonic enough. I’ve been a fan of the brand for the longest time, and if you’re ever in London, it’s totally worth checking out their salon in Mayfair.

Have you tried any products from Gentlmen’s Tonic before? Let me know what your favourite is in the comments below.

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This year, I’m bringing you the ultimate grooming gift guide.

the ultimate grooming gift guide

I’ve gathered a bunch of male grooming products, that I believe will be suitable for every man. From luxury skincare, to affordable shaving products, there’ll be something in this guide for everyone. Whether you’re treating yourself, or buying for a loved one, you should hopefully find some inpiration in this post. One thing I’ve tried to do this year is pick out a selection of well-known brands, and pair them with some newer ones. Afterall, who doesn’t like trying new things?

If you’re looking to give the gift of grooming this year, I’ve got your back…


Perricone MD CBx for Men

If I didn’t already have the Perricone MD CBx for Men range, I’d definitely be putting this collection on my list. The products help to calm stressed skin, while hydrating and refreshing your complexion. The products feel really luxurious when you’re using them, and have a nice subtle scent. If you’re looking for a gift that is guranteed to be a success, Perricone MD CBx for Men is the present for you. You can buy them individually or in a convenient travel set, which I love.

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You can buy Perricone CBx Travel Essentials Kit for £36


Cornerstone Subscription

A subscription from Cornerstone would make an incredible gift. Every man knows that shopping for shaving products is an inconvenience, and with Cornerstone, that’s an issue of the past. You’d be giving someone a luxury shaving experience, with a razor that can be engraved with their own initials, delivered right to their door. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, the product formulas also feel and smell incredible and the price point is perfect.

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You can buy a Cornerstone subcription for around £25. 


Gentlemen’s Tonic

I’ve been a massive fan of Gentlemen’s Tonic for so long. Their formulas are affordable and are designed to give you spa-like skincare from your own home. The cleanser, face scrub and moisturiser all smell incredible and really work wonders on the skin. Use the scrub up to 3 times a week, alternating with the foaming cleanser, then use the moisturiser daily. This is a pre-packed skincare routine that is seriously going to transform the skin. Any man would love this as a gift!

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These 3 products from Gentlemen’s Tonic cost a combined £66


Absolute Collagen Stud Box

If you’re buying for someone who is a health fanatic, or generally looks after their skin, the Absolute Collagens Stud Box will make a great gift. I’m sure you’ll have heard that looking good starts from within, and Absolute Collagen stands by that ethos. In the box you get 14 sachets of edible marine collagen, that helps to promote healthy skin, hair and nails. It has a sweet taste, that’s almost fruity. It’s drinkable skincare, and if it’s good enough for Callum Best, it’s good enough to gift.

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The Absolute Collage Stud Box costs £29.99.


Moosehead

Moosehead is Australia’s number one male grooming brand. The collection consists of 4 products, Forming Wax, Shaping Dough, Gritty Styling Clay and Grubby Putty. They’ve just launched in a number of stores across England including Superdrug and Asda, and they’re definitely worth checking out. All formulas smell incredible, and will make great stocking fillers. Not only that, but they actually work. They’re developed using salon professional formulations, and trust me when I say, you can tell.

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Each product is £4.99 and available in most supermarkets. 


Bandito by masqueBAR

Who else loves a face mask? The UK’s number 1 Korean mask brand have just launched their first men’s collection and it’s really great. The masks are easy to use and since they have a selection available, it makes the perfect stocking filler. I personally love the ‘Pimped Out No More’, which is a mud mask that contains Tea Tree and Vitamin A. Use it after shaving and all irritation will be gone.

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Bandito by masqueBAR is available for £3.99 each.


Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy

For that savvy skincare lover in your life, the Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy is going to be a winning gift. This daily-use cream will give the affects of a laser or skin peel, without actually having the treatment. The formula is balanced so it gradually resurfaces your skin without any irritation. When it’s applied to the skin, your skin will instantly feel smoother. It’s also got a really nice unisex scent, which makes it suitable for anyone.

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Skin Doctors Gama Hydroxy costs £41.99.


men-ü Shower Gel Duo

If you’re looking for a gift that is affordable and effective, you’re onto a winner with anything from men-ü. The Shower Gel Duo contains two ultra concentrated body washes in different scents. The shower gels have a high concentration of ingredients, which means that each 100ml tube is equivalent to other brands 400mls.  You can never go wrong with the gift of hygiene, and you can never go wrong with men-u.

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This duo is avialable for £17.90 from men-ü.


Urtekram Skincare for Men

Natural, vegan and organic. Urtekram is the skincare gift for anyone who is conscious about animal cruelty and what they put on their skin. The range has an incredibly masculine juniper scent, and contains superpowered ingredients such as baobab, liquorice and aloe vera. I’ve tried the range, and trust me when I say, it’s one of the best vegan brands I’ve ever used.

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Urtekram Skincare for Men is available from Wholefoods for around £4 each.


Anthony Beard Basics Kit

All of the formulas I’ve ever tried from Anthony never dissapoint. If you’re buying for someone who’s rocking a beard, this is the gift for them. The set contains a Conditioning Beard Wash and a Shave Cream. It also features a limited edition beard comb, that doubles as a bottle opener! I don’t have a negative thing to say about Anthony, this gift really won’t dissapoint.

anthony skincare beardcare set

The Anthony Beard Basics Kit is available from Mankind for £59.


Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this post, as I’ve really enjoyed pulling it together. Let me know in the comments what products you like the sound of the most.

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Or at least look like you have…

As the festive season draws in, you’ll no doubt be spending more time socialising. From family gatherings, to mid-week work parties, it’s time to pop open a bottle of bubbly and have a good time. We’ve all been vitctim to wine flu, but if you’re anything like me, you’re not great at handling it.

I can’t handle a hangover, but over the years I’ve picked up a couple of tips to at least pretend like I can.

Hydrate Before You Sleep

Possibly the most important thing if you want to wake up in the morning without a splitting headache. Before you sleep, drink as much water as you can. I usually force myself to drink a litre, just to make sure I’m fully hydrated. Of course, this means you’ll wake up through the night, but I’ve found that this is better than feeling like death all day.

Under Eye Cream

Even if you’re feeling better, I can guarantee that your eyes will give it away. Any signs of tiredness or dehydration will show under your eyes. Use an eye cream that adds a boost of energy into your skin. It’ll reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, instantly making you look more awake. Murdock London’s Anti-Eye Serum is a great choice, and if you pop this in the fridge the night before, it’ll feel even better when you apply it.

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Facial Mists

What better way to look fresh, than feel fresh. I have a cold facial mist on hand throughout the day, and whenever I’m starting to feel a bit dodgy, I mist myself and cool down. It’s simple, effective, and can help brighten your skin too.

Under Eye Concealer

Don’t be afraid of reaching for a concealer in your time of need. It’s okay to wear makeup! I only use concealer, but trust me, it does wonders for hiding a hangover. Pat a small amount across the bottom of your eye and you’ll look fresh in no time. Whatever you do, don’t rub it in. It’ll end up looking streaky, and we don’t want that. Simple, easy and effective.


If you’re suffering from the brown bottle flu this festive season, I’m sure some of the tips above will help. If all else fails, a bit of retail therapy always helps. Check out the range of gifts from Murdock London and your hangover woes will be a thing of the past!

Comment below and let me know any of your hangover tips!

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As you probably know by now, skincare is my passion. I love looking out for new and innovative ingredients, formulas and products.

Omorovicza is a luxury skincare brand that has a spa heritage. Originating for Budapest, the formulas are premium and effective, all taking the best ingredients from nature. Enriched with Hungarian Thermal Waters, each product is designed to deliver long-lasting nourishment to the skin. I first discovered the brand when I tried their Ultra Moor Mud Mask around 1 year ago, and my collection has been expanding ever since.

Here are my current Omorovicza skincare staples.

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Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser

I’ve written about this previously in my 6 Winter Skincare Essentials post, but I have to mention it again. If I’m being completely honest, cleansing is a part of my skincare routine I always struggle with – I find it completely dries out my skin. But not anymore! The Omorvicza Moor Cream Cleanser is honestly one of the best I’ve ever used. It smells great, seriously cleans my skin, yet leaves it feeling soft. When my skin is feeling a bit worse for wear, I leave this cleanser on for a minute or two and it works as a treatment mask to detoxify my skin further. What more could a man ask for?

Omorovicza Oxygen Booster

Probably one of the latest additions to my skincare favourites, but I’ve got a feeling this is going to stay around for a long time. Omorovicza Oxygen Booster is an award-winning serum that rejuvenates tired skin. This gel has a cooling sensastion and a water-like texture that makes it incredible to use. It delivers oxyegen into the skin, that plumps and resurfaces any fine lines. Let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger – I’ll take all the help I can get.

Omorovicza Balancing Moisturiser

Can you ever have enough moisturiser? I don’t think so. The Balancing Moisturiser from Omorovicza has a cooling gel-cream texture that sinks instantly into the skin. Although it’s ideal for oily and combination skin, and mines dry, I love how light this moisturiser feels. Sometimes I feel that creams for my skin type can feel heavy, so from time to time, I switch to something lighter. Even though this cream is light, it hydrates and refreshes my skin. I particularly love using this moisturiser right after I’ve shaved, as the cooling gel helps reduce redness and calm irritated skin.

omorovicza oxyegen booster and illuminating moisturiser

Omorovicza Refining Face Polisher

Exfoliating is an essential step in any skincare routine. It helps remove dead skin cells and refine the skin’s surface for a smoother complexion. The Omorovicza Refining Face Polisher is enriched with marine micro-algae to help brighten the skin, and pumice to refine and exfoliate. One of the main exfolating ingredients is lava powder; which alongside sounding awesome, is super effective in removing dead skin cells. I find that after using this my skin feels incredible smooth. It’s a really effective exfoliator so I’d advice only using it a couple of times a week. That’s all you need for clearer, smoother skin.

Omorovicza Ultra Moor Mud Mask

Let me just take a minute to admire how amazing this product is. I’ve gone through so many jars of this stuff, it’s honestly that good. The Ultra Moor Mud Mask is an all-purpose face mask that brightens, tightens, cleanses and exfoliates the skin. Whenever I use it, my skin feels incredible. You only need to use it for a couple of minutes, and you’ll be left with younger looking skin. I wish I knew how a skincare product could give the effects that it does, and I’m sure that if you use it, you’ll be blown away like I was.


I really couldn’t say anything negative about Omoroviza. The products really are effective and always go above and beyond expectations. I’ve tried a lot of products from the range and have never been dissapointed.

Head over to Mankind and explore the full range from Omorovicza, you won’t regret it.

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