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We have never been closer to gender equality, and what that means is that the days of grooming and out-and-out pampering are not only reserved for ladies and those once labelled metrosexuals. Everyone is out and proud when it comes to looking their best, and may we take a moment and say ‘amen’ to that. Now, even the regular guy who was until recently unfamiliar with anything but a shower gel and a deodorant is taking notes and paying close attention to his looks. Whether it is a special occasion or just a regular night out, it is time for the gentlemen to put their best face forward, and this guide is specially designed to show you how.

Let’s Take it from the Top

The basis of any good grooming ritual starts with good hygiene, so before even thinking about ironing that shirt, hop into the shower and get fresh and clean. Speaking of fresh, do not forget about that minty fresh breath. If you have a girlfriend/boyfriend or if you are just planning on cruising the bars, the basics have to be covered when it comes to dental care and that means – brush, floss, and mouthwash.

Tame and Frame

Now, let’s talk hair – facial and the one growing on your head. The rise of the bearded fella means more grooming steps. Sure, bearded guys look hella hot, but not when their beards are an untamed hot mess. Your beard should first and foremost be super super clean, so while in the shower, do not forget to shampoo that part of your face. One thing to bear in mind is to be gentle, as over-shampooing can be detrimental to the moisture and natural oiliness necessary to keep the beard healthy. Next in line is taming and framing, and luckily, there are now great beard oils on the market, to help with frizz and add softness.
Now we can pay attention to your hair. Whether you are a fan and a grower of the man-bun length, keeping it short or going for the Patrick Dempsey hairstyle, you are well-aware that that kind of suave does not just happen. This is why it is of the utmost importance that you own quality men's hair products, whether you are going for the ‘second day dirty man-bun’, the ‘messy textured’ look, or just removing your fringe from the face to create that semi-sleek James Dean look. Just make sure you pick the right products, preferably natural and organic, as these will not only help style, but also nourish your hair.

Final Touches

If you know you will be kissing someone tonight, or at least you hope you will, OR you simply care about your appearance and hate the feeling of dry, chapped lips – use a lip balm. Virtually all lip balm companies cater to men’s needs as well, in the sense that they create nourishing and protective balms that leave no gloss. Fear not fellas, using a lip balm will not make you any less masculine, although it will make you 125% more kissable.
Almost last on the list is facial cream and tonic. Since men’s faces tend to be oilier than women’s, they need a helping hand getting rid of that excess shine. Dermatologist Nicholas Lowe says that if your skin is oily and you want to quickly cleanse it before going out in the evening, applying a toner will be very effective. Finish off with a moisturizer, for soft and nourished skin, and you are almost good to go, the key word being almost.
No self-respecting man will leave the house without spritzing a bit of his staple perfume on, so do not skip this step as it makes all the difference and increases your level of attractiveness immensely. Now you are good to go.  

Peter is a men's lifestyle writer at The Beard Mag and High Street Gent magazine from UK. Beside writing he worked as a men's grooming consultant for many fashion events. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

Mens Guide to Night Grooming Regimen



We have never been closer to gender equality, and what that means is that the days of grooming and out-and-out pampering are not only reserved for ladies and those once labelled metrosexuals. Everyone is out and proud when it comes to looking their best, and may we take a moment and say ‘amen’ to that. Now, even the regular guy who was until recently unfamiliar with anything but a shower gel and a deodorant is taking notes and paying close attention to his looks. Whether it is a special occasion or just a regular night out, it is time for the gentlemen to put their best face forward, and this guide is specially designed to show you how.

Let’s Take it from the Top

The basis of any good grooming ritual starts with good hygiene, so before even thinking about ironing that shirt, hop into the shower and get fresh and clean. Speaking of fresh, do not forget about that minty fresh breath. If you have a girlfriend/boyfriend or if you are just planning on cruising the bars, the basics have to be covered when it comes to dental care and that means – brush, floss, and mouthwash.

Tame and Frame

Now, let’s talk hair – facial and the one growing on your head. The rise of the bearded fella means more grooming steps. Sure, bearded guys look hella hot, but not when their beards are an untamed hot mess. Your beard should first and foremost be super super clean, so while in the shower, do not forget to shampoo that part of your face. One thing to bear in mind is to be gentle, as over-shampooing can be detrimental to the moisture and natural oiliness necessary to keep the beard healthy. Next in line is taming and framing, and luckily, there are now great beard oils on the market, to help with frizz and add softness.
Now we can pay attention to your hair. Whether you are a fan and a grower of the man-bun length, keeping it short or going for the Patrick Dempsey hairstyle, you are well-aware that that kind of suave does not just happen. This is why it is of the utmost importance that you own quality men's hair products, whether you are going for the ‘second day dirty man-bun’, the ‘messy textured’ look, or just removing your fringe from the face to create that semi-sleek James Dean look. Just make sure you pick the right products, preferably natural and organic, as these will not only help style, but also nourish your hair.

Final Touches

If you know you will be kissing someone tonight, or at least you hope you will, OR you simply care about your appearance and hate the feeling of dry, chapped lips – use a lip balm. Virtually all lip balm companies cater to men’s needs as well, in the sense that they create nourishing and protective balms that leave no gloss. Fear not fellas, using a lip balm will not make you any less masculine, although it will make you 125% more kissable.
Almost last on the list is facial cream and tonic. Since men’s faces tend to be oilier than women’s, they need a helping hand getting rid of that excess shine. Dermatologist Nicholas Lowe says that if your skin is oily and you want to quickly cleanse it before going out in the evening, applying a toner will be very effective. Finish off with a moisturizer, for soft and nourished skin, and you are almost good to go, the key word being almost.
No self-respecting man will leave the house without spritzing a bit of his staple perfume on, so do not skip this step as it makes all the difference and increases your level of attractiveness immensely. Now you are good to go.  

Peter is a men's lifestyle writer at The Beard Mag and High Street Gent magazine from UK. Beside writing he worked as a men's grooming consultant for many fashion events. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

I love Mother's Day (of course I do, I love my Mum!) I'm so lucky to have a Mum that has literally supported everything I've done/decided to do with my life. However, throughout our normal day-to-day lives, we often forget to tell our Mums how much we love and appreciate everything that they do for us, so it's only right that they've got a whole day dedicated to themselves, right? My mum has always been someone who loves the thought that goes into gifts - so today I wanted to share with you some lovely gifts that your Mum may also enjoy.

1. Flowers
First up, flowers! Nobody can underestimate how much Mums love flowers and the great thing is that they're so affordable and you can easily pick up a lovely bouquet from your local store for around six to seven pounds! My mum has always been the type to love fresh flowers, so this is perfect for her! Bloom&Wild offer an amazing letterbox service, they believe "that giving and receiving flowers should be as elegant as the stems we deliver. No more last minute supermarket dashes, or disappointing deliveries." and there are also loads of personalisation that you can put into your gifts which you can check out here

2. Perfume
What Mums don't love perfume? Mine does anyway! But she has a favourite, which is 212 Sexy by Carolina Herrera (that she likes to keep to), so if your Mum is like mine then this is a great way for her to discover all new scents - get her something she hasn't tried before, but also a scent that you know she would feel beautiful in! Discover some amazing scents here

3. Beauty

All mums are constantly on the go, they work full-time and still manage to come home and produce lovely meals for our families (even after their stressful day!) so they need to feel beautiful, they need to be pampered, weather that's soaking in the bath to their favourite Michael Buble classic or letting their skin soak in their favourite face mask! Lush are doing some pretty awesome Mothers Day gift sets that you should definitely be considering this Mothers Day.

4. Trips away
Like I said, our Mums are constantly always on the go doing their motherly/life duties so wouldn't it be nice to let them whack their hair down and relax.. After all, everybody deserves a break once in a while

5. Cleaning the house
This one is so simple but yet so effective and is something that we can all get hands on deck with!

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS

I love Mother's Day (of course I do, I love my Mum!) I'm so lucky to have a Mum that has literally supported everything I've done/decided to do with my life. However, throughout our normal day-to-day lives, we often forget to tell our Mums how much we love and appreciate everything that they do for us, so it's only right that they've got a whole day dedicated to themselves, right? My mum has always been someone who loves the thought that goes into gifts - so today I wanted to share with you some lovely gifts that your Mum may also enjoy.

1. Flowers
First up, flowers! Nobody can underestimate how much Mums love flowers and the great thing is that they're so affordable and you can easily pick up a lovely bouquet from your local store for around six to seven pounds! My mum has always been the type to love fresh flowers, so this is perfect for her! Bloom&Wild offer an amazing letterbox service, they believe "that giving and receiving flowers should be as elegant as the stems we deliver. No more last minute supermarket dashes, or disappointing deliveries." and there are also loads of personalisation that you can put into your gifts which you can check out here

2. Perfume
What Mums don't love perfume? Mine does anyway! But she has a favourite, which is 212 Sexy by Carolina Herrera (that she likes to keep to), so if your Mum is like mine then this is a great way for her to discover all new scents - get her something she hasn't tried before, but also a scent that you know she would feel beautiful in! Discover some amazing scents here

3. Beauty

All mums are constantly on the go, they work full-time and still manage to come home and produce lovely meals for our families (even after their stressful day!) so they need to feel beautiful, they need to be pampered, weather that's soaking in the bath to their favourite Michael Buble classic or letting their skin soak in their favourite face mask! Lush are doing some pretty awesome Mothers Day gift sets that you should definitely be considering this Mothers Day.

4. Trips away
Like I said, our Mums are constantly always on the go doing their motherly/life duties so wouldn't it be nice to let them whack their hair down and relax.. After all, everybody deserves a break once in a while

5. Cleaning the house
This one is so simple but yet so effective and is something that we can all get hands on deck with!

Hello, Good Afternoon! I made a big promise to myself in 2017 that I was going to NOT stress! I'm the kind of person whose mind runs wild and whose mind is way too in front of itself.. for example: I'm literally two hours early for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING (my friends would definitely agree!) and I know multi-tasking is something that everyone wants an A* grade in, but isn't it lovely to focus on one big important factor of your life.. Yourself?

One of the biggest tips I would give is definitely easier said than done: stop stressing over small things! I say this WAY too often but is it actually the end of the world? Really think about that. In a years time, is it going to effect your everyday life? Sometimes it's great to just stop and put your life into perspective and question how you're feeling.

Another thing that I believe is so important is taking your time and using your time to suit you. Take a bath, go for a run or even out for a meal with friends! I don't mean taking your mind off everything altogether, because it's great to be doing things that you enjoy but I just mean having time to yourself: not replying to that really important e-mail to enjoy an hour in the bath and make yourself feel good again! This one is definitely worth trying out.

Also, another thing could be a particular someone making you feel stressed or unhappy, so what do you do? Eliminate. This life is for you to make it what you want it to be. Ask yourself if that's the reason, I know that if someone asked me to jot a list of names of people that have made me feel anxious then I could happily do it and most of the time, it's not fault of their own. Some people just do and that's fine. If someone is adding to your stress and can't eliminate them right now, at least keeping them at arms length could improve your well-being and happiness massively. And also if someone is being negative or nasty and putting their stress on you, then they normally have something going on in their own life.

Lastly but no means least! Prioritise. Us as humans have so much going on in our lives, we simply can't fit EVERYTHING in and not finishing an assignment or any piece of work can easily start playing on our minds, so prioritise important tasks and events! This is a big step forward.

Finally! Don't dwell on the past because unfortunately, we can't go back and change anything that's happened, so why overthink about something you can't do anything about?

GIVING YOURSELF A BREAK

Hello, Good Afternoon! I made a big promise to myself in 2017 that I was going to NOT stress! I'm the kind of person whose mind runs wild and whose mind is way too in front of itself.. for example: I'm literally two hours early for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING (my friends would definitely agree!) and I know multi-tasking is something that everyone wants an A* grade in, but isn't it lovely to focus on one big important factor of your life.. Yourself?

One of the biggest tips I would give is definitely easier said than done: stop stressing over small things! I say this WAY too often but is it actually the end of the world? Really think about that. In a years time, is it going to effect your everyday life? Sometimes it's great to just stop and put your life into perspective and question how you're feeling.

Another thing that I believe is so important is taking your time and using your time to suit you. Take a bath, go for a run or even out for a meal with friends! I don't mean taking your mind off everything altogether, because it's great to be doing things that you enjoy but I just mean having time to yourself: not replying to that really important e-mail to enjoy an hour in the bath and make yourself feel good again! This one is definitely worth trying out.

Also, another thing could be a particular someone making you feel stressed or unhappy, so what do you do? Eliminate. This life is for you to make it what you want it to be. Ask yourself if that's the reason, I know that if someone asked me to jot a list of names of people that have made me feel anxious then I could happily do it and most of the time, it's not fault of their own. Some people just do and that's fine. If someone is adding to your stress and can't eliminate them right now, at least keeping them at arms length could improve your well-being and happiness massively. And also if someone is being negative or nasty and putting their stress on you, then they normally have something going on in their own life.

Lastly but no means least! Prioritise. Us as humans have so much going on in our lives, we simply can't fit EVERYTHING in and not finishing an assignment or any piece of work can easily start playing on our minds, so prioritise important tasks and events! This is a big step forward.

Finally! Don't dwell on the past because unfortunately, we can't go back and change anything that's happened, so why overthink about something you can't do anything about?

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