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February Favourites – Mens Fashion, Grooming

February has drawn to a close and as I look back over the month that was, of course certain items and products stand out as favourites that I feel have really improved my life in some way.

I have been a big fan of Monthly Favourites videos for a while now, as I follow a lot of great YouTubers who produce this video every month. I think that they are a really great way to learn more about your favourite YouTubers; but also to discover new products or brands to try, or to confirm your thoughts about something you have been thinking of trying for a while.

It seems only logical then to share with you my February Favourites in Video format.

For this February I wanted to share seven items with you that I have been loving. There’s some fashion, some accessories, a couple of grooming products and a novel as well.


The items are, in order of appearance: (more…)

The Cabana Collection – a review

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The Cabana Collection was a limited edition pack for Christmas 2015 from Mecca Cosmetica, combining their two sunscreens: To Save Face SPF 30 100ml ($38), and To Save Body SPF 50 200ml ($38). The Cabana Collection retailed for $69 which represented a nice saving, and justified my decision to buy this for myself as a Christmas present.

Despite the fact that I am literally terrified of the sun and/or getting skin cancer, and that I am more and more covered in tattoos that I have spent a lot of money on and dread getting sun-damaged; I am really bad at being proactive about protecting my skin. I try to avoid the sun, but I am really bad at wearing sunscreen because it is just so gross. I hate the feeling of sunscreen on my skin more than I hate the feeling of being sunburned, crazily enough, and so often I find myself risking it and trying to hop from shady patch to shady patch like a demented kangaroo. (more…)