Ibiza Essentials

Ibiza Essentials

We’ve teamed up with Boots to put together our ultimate essentials to help you survive Ibiza in style, keeping you looking and smelling good throughout the partying and basking in the sun.

There’s Something About Instagram

There’s Something About Instagram

I thought I would have a browse around the internet to find some competitors that could really face off against Insta in becoming the hot new photo-sharing social media site.

My Gym Routine

My Gym Routine

I never used to be in to fitness at all, in fact the sheer thought of the gym was enough to make me heave. However after signing up to take part in the Midlands Tough Mudder Half I decided last December that it was time to sign up for the gym so to limit the likelihood of me actually dying.

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Review

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Review

I recently received an email from the folks over at Hyundai asking if they could send me a car to test out for a week. My week with the IONIQ has just come to an end so I thought I’d get a post together letting you know the good and bad of Hyundai’s new hybrid model.

On The Runway

On The Runway

I was on the look out for a cool location to shoot for my Hyundai IONIQ blog post, which is coming very soon, when I found an abandoned RAF base not too far from my house. The chipped runway remains, now surrounded by fields and was once home to the Lancaster Bomber in World War II.

Dealing with online abuse

Dealing with online abuse

It’s 2017 and currently over 70% of the UK’s adult population has a social media profile. Unfortunately with social media comes trolls, rumours, abuse and K***e Hopkins (I mean really, why?!). More and more people suffer at the hands of online trolls because sat behind a screen it’s much easier to get away with being a dick for no reason.

The Summer Suiting Edit

The Summer Suiting Edit

I’ve picked my three favourite blazers from Italian brand Canali’s Kei collection - if you’ve never checked them out before, I guarantee you’ll absolutely love them.

My Skincare Routine

For around a year now I have sworn by Tom Ford’s grooming range, using multiple products on a daily basis. However, recently I found that for some reason my skin had changed and the products were leaving me feeling like a total oil slick - it was time for a change.

I put out a call on Twitter for suggestions and you guys came through! My mate, and fellow blogger Robbie suggested I gave Kiehl’s a try, after hearing him rave about them I thought it was time to give them a go and see how they work for me. I believe if you go into a Kiehl’s store you can get a full consultation in which they tell you what products you should use for your skin type. Sadly we don't have a Kiehl’s anywhere near where I live, so I thought I’d risk it and give a few products a try, I picked them all up from House of Fraser. I obviously love them, which is why I thought I would let you know which products I have been using over the past few weeks. Here’s how my current skincare routine stands…

Kiehl's enegrising face wash | mens grooming blogger

Step one

The first step goes one of two ways, either wash or scrub. Every other day I use a scub on my face to give it just a bit of a deeper clean, the rest of the week I use a daily wash. Currently the scrub I am using is the Kiehl’s Exfoliating Cleanser, it’s from their Age Defence range and gives you a ‘refreshed and younger looking appearance’ so I must look about 3 months old once I’ve used it. The wash I am using is from their Facial Fuel range - the Energising Face Wash is a gel cleanser that I tend to use in the mornings. It leaves you feeling fresh and ready to start the day, it also smells pretty good too!

Step two

After cleansing my face, I then use toner - currently I am using the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner. I decided to choose the oil-free one as I have quite combination skin, so I didn’t want to end up with a mirror-like forehead from the oil. I’ve been really impressed with it, it leaves my face feeling tight and fresh.

Kiehl's Men's skincare | Sam Squire Blogger

Step three

Once the toner has dried nicely on my face I use the Eye Alert cream. it’s a really nice thick gel that helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles - it’s super refreshing, but I tend to only really use it in the mornings as I find it helps to wake me up a bit easier (only a bit). I also use the Facial Fuel No-Shine Lip Balm - it’s great for keeping your lips from drying out, but also won’t make it look like you’ve put lip gloss on, it’s also got a super fresh mint flavour.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream | Sam Squire

Step four

The final step of my daily routine is the super-famous Ultra Facial Cream - it now comes with Factor 30 which is massively important to wear on your face every day, and is a nice thick day cream moisturiser. I think most people that use Kiehl’s use the Ultra Facial Cream, it’s a 24-hour moisturiser that doesn't sit heavy on the skin at all, I would highly recommend it!

So far I am loving the Kiehl’s products, they work a treat on my skin and don't cost a tonne either. Big thanks to Robbie and everyone else that recommended I check out the Kiehl’s brand, if you haven't already I would highly suggest checking them out!

Pearly Whites

Pearly Whites

I get quite a bit of blogger mail, and a lot of it doesn't make the mark to be put up on the blog - I only ever want to share products I fully endorse with you lot. Last week I took delivery of a rather posh package, inside a black box emblazoned with Bruzzoni

Summer Vibes

Summer Vibes

I’m currently on a plane on the way home from two epic weeks in the sun in Portugal, if you’ve never been, I highly recommend checking it out, we stayed in a pretty coastal town and the beaches and coastline were incredible....

Lookbook: Summer Nights

Lookbook: Summer Nights

No doubt you’ve seen on my social media that I am currently in Portugal sunning myself and enjoying some epic scenery....

The Mirrored Lens

The Mirrored Lens

I’m currently sat in 30 degree heat on the veranda of our Portuguese Villa wondering if life could actually get any better...

My Festival Style

My Festival Style

This weekend I headed to Hull to Radio 1’s annual festival, Radio 1’s Big Weekend...

Radio 1’s Big Weekend - Hull

Radio 1’s Big Weekend - Hull

If you don't follow me on social media, you’ll be blissfully unaware that I have literally plagued my followers with updates about my epic trip to Hull this weekend...

My New Look

My New Look

I am always keen to keep my wardrobe updated to keep it fresh each season, so when New Look got in touch to ask if I could pick some season staples, I knew this was one for me...