Saturday, 18 July 2015

Summer Sorted with Flavourly

I'm not a big drinker but I do enjoy beer. Nothing really finishes a summer day like a beer in the sunshine (if you are so lucky as to have sunshine).

Flavourly is the UK's #1 craft beer subscription service, delivering specially curated craft beers to your door from only £20.00.
I've toyed with the idea of a subscription service for a while now. Admittedly, beer was not at the top of the list of subscription ideas, but I was curious about allowing an expert to guide me while I learn more about the techniques, history and creativity behind the craft brewing process. The craft beer revolution is changing the way people drink beer. Independent breweries are producing new and exciting flavours, something to be savoured and enjoyed.

I was more than excited when a sizeable box of wonder arrived with me this week, packed to the brim with specially selected variety of beers. The concept is simple, introduce people to small breweries who are creating distinct and unusual beers that many may miss. Take the fun flavour quiz on their site and the expert team will interpret your answers into a selection of beers tailored to your tastes.

Flavourly are obviously hugely proud of their selection, every order includes background information on each of the breweries and the flavour profile of the beers. Educating and informing people is half the battle when getting them to try something new. 

Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum beer is piquing my interest for this evening's libations.

As a special treat, Flavourly are offering my readers £12 off their first order with the discount code BROGUE12.

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Friday, 17 July 2015

Winging It with Wingman

A couple of weeks back, the guys at Wingman got in touch asking if I would be interested in trying out their grooming products.
I remember seeing the company in it's fledgling form on the BBC2 show The Next Big Thing where companies competed for the chance to be stocked and supported by some of the UK's big high street names. I'm glad to see Wingman doing so well and was chuffed to be offered the chance to review their selection.

When I say selection, some companies send you one product, Wingman send me this amazing wonder bundle!
I kept a small selection back to include in my blog birthday giveaway but I tore into the others with reckless abandon.

A selection of face scrubs, face washes, moisturisers and 3-in-1 multi gels make up the core range.

Of all the products I was kindly sent, I think my favourite was the Mint Boom multi gel. I love body washes that don't smell of body washes and this zingy gel is just thing.It also has that not-unpleasant tingle when used just right...

I quickly ran out of Mint Boom and moved onto Citrus Blast; a light and fresh scent made for summer evenings.

The multi-gels can be used as a body wash, shampoo and shaving gel, making them ideal for taking on hols to save space in your dopp kit.
I took a bottle of Citrus Blast with my on my recent trip to Oslo and found it kept my skin moisturised and my hair well conditioned. It may not be ideal as your only shampoo, but for trips or after the gym; this is so handy.

I'm currently using the Cleansing Face Wash in my morning showers and it's keeping my skin pretty oil free and moisturised - what more would you want?

Wingman is available directly from their site with wallet-friendly prices starting from only £2.99

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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Style Pilot feature

The folks over at Style Pilot, one of the leading men's fashion sites, have featured little old me in their Style Interview column. I'm so chuffed to be included with some of the leading names in style , fashion journalism, photography and blogging.

I try to be honest in all my opinions, and there will never be a harsher critic of my style than myself! I've never proclaimed to be an expert on style, but this has given me just the confidence boost I've been looking for.

Check out my feature here and thanks again to Style Pilot.
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