March 14, 2010
Bulldog, the UK’s largest natural skincare brand for men, is now the first male grooming company to launch a range of Fairtrade products. The new products include amazing natural Fairtrade ingredients from across the globe. The range contains green tea from Sri Lanka, organic shea butter from Ghana, organic sugar from Paraguay, sesame seed oil from Nicaragua, and Brazil nut oil from Peru.
Bulldog Eco-System Shave Gel - (175ml, RRP £3.69) – Containing Fairtrade Green Tea from Sri Lanka, Organic Sugar from Paraguay and a unique blend of eight essential oils to soothe the skin following the rigors of shaving.
Bulldog Eco-System Moisturiser - (100ml, RRP £6.49) – Containing Fairtrade organic shea butter from Ghana, Fairtrade sesame seed oil from Nicaragua and Fairtrade Brazil nut oil from Peru and a unique blend of eight essential oils to hydrate the skin.
Girlie Gossip love Bulldog grooming products, we’ve been fans since they first launch and think they’re the ideal product for your man! Tells us your thoughts by leaving a comment below!
January 14, 2010
It can be hard to buy men’s jewellery; they can often be just as fussy as women and very hard to please! We recently stumbled across a great selection of men’s rings from a fantastic website selling quality silver jewellery so we thought we’d share our findings!
Our absolute favourite men’s product from Tales From The Earth has to be this fantastic chunky silver ring. It is solid, hard wearing and looks great on. Not one to blend in to the background it is a real statement piece that your man will instantly love. Trust us! This weighty piece is sure to impress, so much so that he’ll never want to take it off!
For an even more modern look then we’d suggest this impressive chunky ring below. With its clean cut lines it is perfect for the guy who has everything and would make a great Valentines Day gift!
About Tales From The Earth
So what’s it all about? Well, it started through travelling. We always loved to travel. A kaleidoscope of cultures, stories and landscapes made it great to get out of the house, even if it was for a year or two at a time. And from this grew Tales From The Earth. We were clear what we wanted from the start – to create silver jewellery, keepsakes and charms that told stories, like those we encountered on our voyages. Twenty years on, we’re still at it. Travelling. Being inspired. Telling Tales. And people still come to us because they want something beautiful and unusual. Fabulously packaged. For any occasion. If your heart still sings, you’ll love what we do.
All of the deigns and more are available at www.talesfromtheearth.com along with plenty of quality jewellery and trinkets for women.
September 3, 2009
Autumn 2009 will see the launch of Molton Brown’s new extended range for men. The first Molton Brown range for men launched in 1990 to offer urban males a complete body care and grooming solution. 19 years later, combining old favourites with brand new product developments and concepts – the range will continue to be results-driven and committed to delivering quality.
Men’s grooming habits have evolved considerably in the last few years and performance is paramount. Molton Brown has listened to its customers and produced this modern, sleek results-driven range in response to a demand for a variety of choice and improved grooming experience. Men spend more time and are savvy in their grooming and shopping habits – this launch answers these men. Iconic old friends; re-charge black pepper and bracing silverbirch take new shapes in the form of shave oils and eau de toilettes, and join a wider collection including a facial scrub and body bars. Experience is believing; for the ultimate shave; the new re-charge black pepper shave oil uses key actives; Amazonian gymestra sylvestra leaf, which softens hairs and helps prolong time needed between shaves. Blackseed, grapeseed, raspberry and plum oils give great razor glide, moisturise the skin and offer anti-oxidant benefits. The new exfoliating re-charge black pepper bodyscrub bar adds serious spice to bathing.
Packed with cracked black peppercorn and Madagascan black pepper oil, circulation is boosted with massaging which warms the skin and re-energises the body. The range of ingredients are taken from ancient cultures and mixed with modern technology, the fusion delivers the excellence that Molton Brown strives to achieve. Molton Brown’s wealth of knowledge, gained from listening to their customers coupled with the brands grooming expertise, is central to the new collection and the ongoing promise to bring results-driven products to the discerning male.
The new men’s range will be available from all UK emporia or at www.moltonbrown.co.uk from 3 September
December 9, 2008
You guys out there will be pleased to know that La Senza has launched a handy new Men’s Guide on the website which includes an interactive lingerie selector and buying tips to help men buy lingerie for their partners over the Christmas period.
The guide features four different models each with their own different personalities: girly, glamorous, stylish and elegant. Men can choose the model that is most similar (in both looks and personality) to their partner and then they can choose from a range of lingerie and nightwear that go with that personality.
The chosen girl will then model the product so the viewer can see how the garment looks on person and then click through direct to purchase. There are also buying tips in the section to help men find out the bra size of their partner plus suggestions for stocking fillers.
Chick here to view the guide!
November 19, 2008
Part 1 of our article series by new GG staff member Charlie Hurt …
So it’s christmas day, you’re sat around the treeyou’ve just unwrapped the packet of Marigolds and the litre of “Tweed” he got you and you watch his face light up as he unwraps his present and says… “How much did you pay for that? I could have got one off John for half the price!”
This year do things the Girlie Gossip way and stab him in the eye with a biro!
On the other hand you could check out our “10 things to get your bloke that aren’y beer.” guide.
Either way you’re guaranteed a little peace and quiet this festive season.
So, I thought “This is going to be as easy as taking candy from a baby, putting it in a nifty little gift bag wrapped in tissue paper and giving it to the missus for Valentine’s day.” An action replay of last year’s very successful 14th Feb in other words. After all – I’m a man, at least, I’m man shaped. I know what I’d like to get for christmas, therefore I must know what every man would,
Except I didn’t. I don’t. Not even what I want. See, I hardly ever covet things and much prefer to be surprised by my ever so intuitive wife, who always seems to get it just right all on her own. Which is great for me, but doesn’t help write this article. So against all natural instinct I used my brain and the first result was this:
#1: – A Tattoo.
Now being a tattooist and having worked in several London tatt and piercing studios I have a bit of a head start with this. It’s not as stupid a gift idea as it sounds.
Ok, so tattoos aren’t for everyone. The answer of course is not to pick it as a present for someone who has none already, unless, of course, you are REALLY, REALLY sure??
There are several ways you could go about this. I’m only going to suggest the ones that are legal, safe and not at the top of the price range.
The best way of arranging this is to see of your local tattooist will sell you a gift voucher. There will be hundreds of designs he can choose from within the price range you give him and he can do just that when he makes his appointment and visits the shop.
You may want to do more, in which case you can book some time at a tattooist in London and make a weekend trip away of it. Some of the more reputable parlours are:
‘Blood Brothers’,holloway. ‘Chrome’,camden high street. ‘Eclipse’,camden high street.
Another option would be to draw the design yourself. (If you are artistically inclined and confident that he’ll like it.) The tattooist will then tell you how much it will cost, based on size, design, detail and the type of body/skin your other half has. (These things affect the price of any tattoo.)
If you don’t want the gift to be a surprise (which may be the best option.) then it’s something you can plan together. Alternatively, surprise him with the idea on Christmas day and take the planning from there.
There are, however, a few things you should bear in mind:
a) Most tattoists will NOT tattoo boyfriend/girlfriend names unless you are married or occassionally if your relationship is one that has lasted for years. Not only is this to protect you from doing something you may regret, it is also considered unlucky.
b) A tattoo is for life. No matter how good “removal” techniques are, or whether it can be covered (most can) it’s best to be sure you want it before you get it.
c) If you look after your tattoo as instructed there is no reason for it to become infected. It’s possible, but unlucky.
d)Don’t be put off by your tattooist’s attitude. Most are tetchy to begin with as it’s a way of testing your commitment. Also, most tattooists are grumpy geeks, but not so bad once they get to know you.
That’s pretty much it then. More information will be available from your local artist. It’s best to speak to them in person as techniques and opinions differ with each one, as do prices. Although it’s worth bearing in mind that what you are buying will last for life and the price is, therefore, relatively cheap.
Most tattooists offer an after care package, which includes a free “touch up” within a certain time period subject to certain conditions.
An hour of a good tattooist’s time will cost between £30 – £70, depending on his reputation and location.
Keep checking back for more unique gift ideas….
November 11, 2008
Willow, organic and gorgeous, offers a range of beauty products made with certified organic ingredients, many of the products have Soil Association Certification, for total skin luxury and indulgence from head to toe.
Created by Sue Stowell, Willow products contain ingredients sourced from all over the world – with sensual oils from Kashmir and Egypt and hand loomed Thai silk packaging all formulated within the UK.
With individual products for face, body, hair and home as well as beautiful silk gift boxes, designed for any occasion, Willow ensures the best nature has to offer.
Willow products do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate or any artificial chemicals or preservatives and even the candles are made of 100% natural organic oils (Willow do not use Palm oil as it has been suggested the Rain Forest is being cut down for palm plantations) and no paraffin. An environmentally friendly and ethical brand, Willow do not test on animals and use biodegradable packaging.
Willow also have an organic ‘spicy’ range for men (see image) which would make a perfect gift idea for your guy whilst still being environmentally aware! Perfect as stocking fillers for the man in your life
Visit http://www.willowbeautyproducts.co.uk/ for more info and products for men and women!
November 11, 2008
The publication of “The World According to Clarkson” in 2004 launched a multi-million-copy bestselling phenomenon. But to no avail. Jeremy’s one-man war on crimes against common sense has not yet been won. And our hero’s still scratching his head at the madness of it all. But it’s not all bad. He’s learned a little along the way, including: why binge drinking is good for you; the worst word in the English language; the remarkable secret of eternal youth; the pleasure and pain of middle-aged drumming; the problem with America; and, how to dispose of a seal. For anyone who’s ever been driven to wonder just what is the matter with people these days, “For Crying Out Loud” is the perfect riposte. Surprising, fearless and always laugh-out-loud funny, Clarkson’s back. And he’s got a point …
This is the perfect must have book for your man (or for yourself if you love Top Gear like us!) Brilliantly funny, sarcastic and with that classic wit and banter you find in all of Jeremy Clarkson’s books this would make an ideal stocking filler for that special person in your life!
October 31, 2008
Ladies, check your man into…
Rehab London is a new grooming range that will leave your man “rock n roll” on the outside, but gentle on the in. Made from natural botanical ingredients and essential oils Rehab is the only skincare range designed for men that is 100% Paraben free and is the first men’s range that incorporates strong ethical values. Recyclable glass and packaging is combined with the finest quality ingredients ensuring Rehab makes a positive difference to the state of your man’s skin.
Rehab has been created by hair and make up artist, Lisa Hilton who has worked with a variety of celebrities from Beck to Kasabian. Lisa was frequently questioned by her male clients about skincare and before launching Rehab she spent two years surveying 2000 men (lucky her) to find out exactly what was missing in the current grooming market. The research found that;
· 95% of male consumers prefer natural ingredients in their skincare products but 100% were unhappy with the sticky residue that organic products commonly leave on the skin
· 85% of male’s surveyed want recycled and environmentally aware packaging
· 90% of men want a hyposensitive product as opposed to the high maintenance organic alternative
· 80% of men had adverse skin reaction to a large number of products on the current market
In response to these needs, Rehab London has been formulated with advanced natural skincare technology containing a combination of botanic and essential oil ingredients that do not leave a residue on the male complexion. The Rehab range contains only six uncomplicated products with clear names and even clearer instructions that cater to all men’s skin balancing needs. All products contain high anti oxidant properties including the healing qualities of Hawaiian Waters and protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Rehab cares for our planet. All packaging is made from recycled sources, using glass whenever possible. Adhesive labels ensure all glass can be successfully recycled, and Rehab boxes are made from recycled paper and Rehab products are not tested on animals.
A morning moisturiser that nourishes and protects the skin resulting in a smooth and balanced complexion. Morning Glory contains the essential oils lemongrass and mandarin which rejuvenate and tone and also contains anti oxidant algae mineral nutrients that leave the skin revitalised and hydrated. Morning Glory (£22.50) will not leave any residue on the skin and contains UV protection.
No Shine (£22.50) leaves normal to oily skin free from shine and excess oil whilst still making the skin refreshed, brighter and ideally hydrated. contains essential oils lemongrass and mandarin for skin toning. No Shine contains the essential oils lemongrass and mandarin which rejuvenate and tone and also contains anti oxidant algae mineral nutrients that leave the skin revitalised and hydrated. Morning Glory (£22.50) will not leave any residue on the skin and contains UV protection.
Containing the healing properties of essential oils tea tree and lemon, Calm Balm (£22.50) is for soothing and healing skin irritated from shaving, wind damage or any weather reactions. Calm Balm also contains the rejuvenating properties of anti oxidant algae mineral nutrients. Calm Balm will not leave residue on the skin and contains UV protection.
Containing essential oils Tea tree and Lemon, Revive Survive (£23.50) visibly reduces the signs of skin fatigue and increases circulation and healing. Revive Survive also contains anti oxidant algae mineral nutrients helping the skin feel re-energized. Revive Survive is for use at any time throughout the day and night to refresh and brighten the skin. This product will not leave residue on the skin and contains UV protection.
Check out the website here for more info: www.rehablondon.co.uk