Not only can double-edged (DE) safety razor blades give you a great shave, but they can also save you money too and are more environmentally friendly than other shaving options. The fact you’re using just a single blade, means that it’s less harsh on your skin compared to disposable and electric razors with multiple blades. You’re less likely to get shaving bumps, irritation and in-growing hairs as a result of shaving with a single, DE blade.
You can pick up a pack of Tesco 10 DE safety razor blades for around €2.85, which means one razor is around 29c and you get four to six shaves out of one DE blade. You get a nice, clean shave from these blades and I’d recommend them. I discovered that you can be paying up to €35 for an eight pack of cartridge blades in the same supermarket for an electric razor by a well-known shaving brand. That’s €4.38 per blade cartridges!
Trends change over time. It’s kind of the whole point of them. However, some trends can carry over from season to season. We do like to get our money’s worth from our purchases, and fashion is no exception. So, it makes sense to go for trends that aren’t too over the top, that won’t look out of place six months later. If a certain trend catches your eye that you think may be a fad than either don’t invest in it at all (duh) or take a visit to a trendy high street retailer that won’t break the bank like, Zara, H&M, H.E. Mango, Uniqlo or Penney’s and see if you can pick up something there.
Here is a list of five trends for autumn/winter 2018 that are worth investing in, that will last the test of time.
Here are some small changes you can make to enhance your formal look. Minor style details have the ability to either kill a look or add some life to it, which includes the way you tuck your shirt. So, it’s important to get it right. The following tweaks will get you noticed more for all the right reasons.
1. Watch your accessories
There’s no need to have a tie bar with your tie, a pocket square, a lapel pin and a pocket square and trouser braces as part of one outfit. Don’t wear rings unless you’re married and make sure your watch is understated and complements the suit. Watches with leather straps are a better choice than metal ones as the metal can be more eye-catching, taking the focus away from the suit. Sometimes less is more. You don’t want too much going on as your suit is the centre piece. Remember, you’re trying to exude style and sophistication. Over accessorising a suit is tacky.
Moisturiser is something you should be using all year round - whether you’re protecting your skin from the winter winds or the summer sun. Sun damage can add years on to your skin and can also cause skin cancer, so it’s best to protect yourself and not take any chances. Moisturisers with added SPF (sun protection factor) have become popular over the years. The idea of keeping our skin hydrated and protected at the same time makes life much easier.
Recent research from the University of Liverpool has found that SPF moisturisers don’t provide as much sun protection as same strength sun creams. The research found that people were more likely to miss parts of their face when applying an SPF moisturiser (16%), compared to sun cream (11%). It also found that SPF moisturiser wasn’t applied as thick on the skin compared to sun cream, resulting in weaker sun protection. It concludes by saying that it wouldn’t recommend SPF moisturiser for adequate sun protection.
So, you may want to stick to your usual moisturiser and good ol’ sun cream...or spray for sun protection.
I’d recommend these sun body sprays.
The way you dress can influence the impression you have on others. Looking neat and tidy is crucial as a result. Some people get the simple things wrong, whether it's a poorly tucked shirt or rolling your shirt sleeves badly. Here are a few easy tips that can take your business casual look to the next level. A navy blazer would be a good addition to this look.
1. Streamline your outfit
Streamlining refers to having the seam of your shirt in line with your belt buckle and trouser's button. It's also called the gig line. Having a streamlined outfit can make tucking your shirt in easier.