Warm weather but stuck indoors

Warm weather but stuck indoors.

Warm weather but stuck indoors: Yep we finally have left the cold weather and the sun is shining. I used to love the warm days, after all my pain is generally lower but now I actually prefer the cold and wet months! Today it’s warm, my daughter and the grandchildren are over and they are playing in the garden. Meanwhile I am sat indoors on the settee unable to get outside. We are lucky to have a nice large garden but to get outside is […]

Manmane 'Jardin Du Monde' Beard Oil

Review: Manmane ‘Jardin Du Monde’ Beard Oil

I had hoped that Manmane ‘Jardin Du Monde’ Beard Oil was going to be a good one, I was wrong….. It’s bloody amazing! I had previously tested the Manmane ‘Arctic Gale‘ Beard Oil and so I knew the oil itself was a very nice oil, so this was just about the scent and wow. The scent is created by blending Grapefruit, May Chang, Ylang Ylang extra , Geranium rose and Lavender True. This has created a floral scent with a slight citrus background. We associate […]

Manmane 'Arctic Gale' Beard Oil

Review: Manmane ‘Arctic Gale’ Beard Oil

Manmane ‘Arctic Gale’ Beard Oil has a slightly thicker than usual consistency and an incredible fresh scent. The Manmane beard oil has a golden colour and a slightly thicker than usual consistency and I actually prefer a thicker beard oil. The base is made up using Castor oil, Sweet almond oil, Jojoba oil, Avocado oil, Argan oil and Vitamin E oil. The result is a beard oil that feels incredibly good, even when it is dropped into your palm you can feel it’s a good […]

Patchy beards

Patchy beards

I get a lot of messages and also a lot of guys on ‘Guardians of the Beard‘ Facebook group asking about patchy beards. Many guys have a patchy beard or a beard where it grows like wildfire under the chin but doesn’t seem to want to grow upwards. We all want a big full beard that is thick and looks good and so it can be frustrating when it doesn’t grow the way you want. So what can you do? Well the first thing you […]

Beardlab Darwin Beard Butter

Review: Beardlab Darwin Beard Butter

I was confident that Beardlab Darwin Beard Butter was going to be a good product, the previous Beardlab products I have tested have been very good and I wasn’t wrong. Contained in a 50g glass jar with a screw lid the Beardlab Darwin Beard Butter has a scent that many will recognise. Beardlab say it is the smell of Starburst sweets or if you are old like me, Opal Fruits, I have no idea why they keep changing the names, anyway I won’t start moaning […]

regular vitamin and mineral intake

The Importance of Regular Vitamin and Mineral Intake

Your diet and general nutrition habits can be divided into three categories: your calories, your macronutrients and your micronutrients. Your daily calorie intake is essential for balancing your weight and manipulating either weight gain or weight loss – you cannot lose weight without a calculated calorie intake, so forget about doing 15 minutes of sit-ups every morning. Taking things a bit further, your macronutrients are the proteins, carbohydrates and fats you eat throughout the day. These will decide whether you gain or lose fat, or […]

The Bearded Rapscallion 'The Racketeer' Beard Oil

Review: The Bearded Rapscallion ‘The Racketeer’ Beard Oil

The Bearded Rapscallion ‘The Racketeer’ Beard Oil has only gone and changed my mind about Clove oil. I hate Clove, it is the one essential oil that will make me dislike a beard care product instantly and the reason that I am not fond of the pirate named oils. West Indies bay used in those products has Clove notes and so it’s always a no from me. The Racketeer is a Sweet orange, Wild honey, Clove &┬áCinnamon scented oil and I instantly caught the clove […]

The Bearded Rapscallion 'The Jolly Rascal' Beard Balm

Review: The Bearded Rapscallion ‘The Jolly Rascal’ Beard Balm

The first thing people say about this brand when I post a photo, is how much they love the branding. The Bearded Rapscallion logo was designed for us by the awesomely talented artist Quyen Dinh of Parlour Tattoo Prints and I have to agree, it looks damn good. I have been using The Bearded Rapscallion ‘The Jolly Rascal’ Beard Balm for the past few days. Added to the superb branding is the fact that they use glass jars for their balms and it gives the […]

Merry Band Beard Oil 'Beard Balm'

Review: Merry Band Beard Oil ‘Beard Balm’

Merry Band Beard Oil ‘Beard Balm’ is a fresh Peppermint aroma with the woodsy and citrus scented Rosemary and aromatic Lavender. The blend of essential oils works very well and the scents have been balanced very well, I guess some guys might be hesitant to use a product on their beard that contains Rosemary and Lavender, but it is in no way feminine and it works very well in a beard care product. The Balm has a slight grainy texture which is from the wax […]

General Election 2017

The Tories can’t lose! Why, who would vote Conservative?

I keep hearing The Tories can’t lose! Why, who would vote Conservative? I really don’t understand how the people of the United Kingdom can vote for them, well except those that are immensely rich and benefiting from the tax fraud and getting richer from scams like the Royal Mail sell off and possibly the NHS privatisation. For me and people I know, it’s scary to think about them getting voted in again. The welfare cuts and the scrapping of DLA has affected so many people. […]