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HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST DURING LOCKDOWN | TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR SLEEP PATTERN #SLEEPWITHPUKKA

THE PUKKA HERBS BEST SELLING NIGHT TIME TEA NEW SLEEP WITH EASE PROGRAMME BIGGEST EVER CAMPAIGN

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Just recently, I wanted to share with you that Pukka are about to launch one of their biggest ever campaigns: Sleep with Ease. That’s right, to finish off the year they are focusing on sleep so when the brand approached me to be part of their campaign I was delighted to help promote Pukka’s best-selling NIGHT TIME tea and NEW ‘Sleep with Ease’ Programme to my readers. In return as part of the campaign they sent me a Pukka kit including their tea, a downloadable sleep diary with exclusive sleep tips for me to try out. It will be interesting to see how this compares to my usual caffeinated tea bags and if my sleep pattern is much improved at the end of the trial.

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This campaign could not have come at a better time now that the clocks have gone back and I do especially love to drink tea during the colder winter months wouldn’t you agree is quite comforting early mornings, mid afternoon at work to evenings even before bed. The one thing I have learned over the course of the lockdown is to make sure Health & Well-being is you’re main priority as looking after yourself is number 1. One thing’s for sure is that my mornings have never felt so refreshed after a good night’s restful sleep which has not happened in a long while since the beginning of the 2nd lockdown. Lately its been the norm in covid times to feel stressed or experience anxiety as we realise the world has changed the way we live where health and well being impacts our daily lives including the way you feel both on the inside and out.

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All it takes is a change in mind set by making the slightest changes to habits such as caffeine intake is vital for living a healthier lifestyle. From my positive experience of trying out Pukka Herbs Herbal Tea Organic range it’s really made a vast improvement in the last few days. Even better its all natural. So over the duration of a week, I managed to record my sleep pattern to see how I can achieve a much needed good night’s rest of at least an average of 8 hours sleep per night.

Since using Pukka Herbs teabags all this week, I’ve noticed a dramatic improvement to energy levels and feeling more alert. Walking up in the morning with ease and less stress with not much of a headache like before using my conventional ordinary caffeinated tea bags. I really appreciate those moments of feeling refreshed in the mornings when you wake up, but unfortunately for most of us it’s sometimes not possible during the pandemic. Even though we’re in a lockdown for me especially I have found it very stressful and at times often difficult to maintain a good nights restful sleep.

Watch my Review on my YouTube Channel for more info and what’s great about the product too. So here’s how I got on with my Pukka Sleep Diary. Read it just here

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Disclaimer: #AD this posted contains Gifted items kindly provided by Pukka Herbs Organic Team Company. All views and opinions expressed here are my own and I do not promote products I would not otherwise use myself so the feedback I give is also honest and factual.

MEN’S GIFT GUIDE | CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS 2020

LOOKING FOR SOME GIFTING INSPIRATION FOR HIM?

Christmas Gifts for Men

Tis the Season to be Jolly, it’s Countdown to Christmas at The Joey Journal. It’s never too early to start ticking off those gift lists. Explore our hand-picked unique presents where you can find something for everyone. We’ve got some cracking present ideas on our site and new brands have been added for Christmas. Shop our Edit of handpicked Christmas Gifts – because we know he’ll absolutely love them!

 

1. Pants and Socks, Men’s Subscription Boxes | 2. Nordgreen Designer Watches, The Native Watch Collection, £128.00 | 3. Acqua di Parma, Fico di Amalfi Stockist Harvey Nichols & Co £116.00 | 4. Happy Socks, from a selection at Happy Socks Was £11.95, Currently £10.76 via PantsandSocks.com | 5. Jimbag, Black Holdall Bag, Was £59.99, Now £37.99 |6. Kent Brushes Medium Synthetic Ivory White Shaving Brush, £35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: #AD Some items featured have been gifted as press samples to review and I would never promote something I would not otherwise use myself or recommend to others to ensure the feedback I have given is honest. All prices quoted in this article are subject to change by the brands at anytime mentioned here and some links contain affiliate links which I may make a small commission off the sale of items with no extra cost to you

WEARING THE HERITAGE TREND THIS FALL / WINTER | FASCINATION WITH MY BLACK WATCH TARTAN COAT

LOVE THE 90’S - HERE’S WHY PLAID BECAME MY ALL TIME CLASSIC FAVOURITE TO PAIR WITH CASUAL SEPARATES

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Get acquainted with this falls Classic Coat Trend

 

Hey! guys so here’s what’s new lately on my thoughts for Men’s Winter Coat Trends this Fall. Just recently, I recall  seeing  Vogue doing an Interview with Actress Alicia Silverstone who gives insight to her iconic yellow plaid outfit in the Cult teen Movie Clueless explaining how it holds a significance in popular culture and the plaid trend that dominate the catwalk ‘keeps coming back in style”. Believe it or not the orginal twin set plaid outfit worn by Alicia in the movie was Dolce & Gabanna chosen by Costume Designer Mona May and Film Director Amy Heckerling.

To this day, the fascination with plaid has stuck with me ever since and so it will always hold a special place in my heart forever as it’s such an iconic piece in popular culture that even Versace dedicated a whole collection to pay homage to plaid.

 

For those of you wondering what is ‘Blackwatch Tartan’, and where does it originate from? Infact you’d be astonished to find out that it is associated with the British Infantry Regiment that has roots dating back to 1715 born after the first Jacobite Rebellion.

Interestingly enough The Blackwatch is now part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland founded in July 1881 by Royal Colonel: HRH The Duke of Rothesay is quite special don’t you think? It’s interesting what you can actually find out about the origins of clothing throughout history and society.

 

“Black Watch Tartan A Cult Classic Heritage Trend” 

I first realised seeing this style of coat worn during the House of Holland Show by former Fashion Editor of Teen Vogue Phillipe Picardi but managed to find an alternative close enough to the trend at ZARA MAN which is my number 1 go to for trend pieces and find similar styles from the runway from season to season here.

You can’t go wrong with Zara when it comes to trend pieces just because they are so on point and the quality you find here is great which you can guarantee that’s reflected in the brands premium price point.

 

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Teen Vogue Editor Philippe Picardi spotted arriving at The House of Holland Show London Fashion Week

 

Blackwatch originates from the Royal Regiment of Scotland founded in July 1881 by Royal Colonel: HRH The Duke of Rothesay

This is what I love about the high street because you can emulate designer looks and I do love to mix less expensive trend pieces with designer pieces at times to create individual looks of my own. Personal style and taste is always something that has stuck with me rather than lavishly following trends and let’s face it who even has the money to splash on new clothes all the time right.


Make a Statement this Winter with  The Classic Military inspired Menswear Coat

 


Sometimes even my most favourite statement pieces have been found in the SALE and desire to wear them out as much as I can is limited even during a lockdown because we all have our favourites.

 

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Sometimes even my most favourite statement pieces have been found in the SALE and desire to wear them out as much as I can is limited even during a lockdown because we all have our favourites. So if you’re looking for the statement winter coat now’s the time to start looking around whatever takes your fancy to see you through the fall winter season. Before you know it’s Christmas so wrap up warm and snug in these various styles I’ve recommended. So, just out of interest, do you also have a fascination like myself for Black watch tartan or do you prefer an alternative style would love hear your feedback on this.

 

Find out more about Menswear Collections inspired by The Heritage Trend here’s an article about it

 

 

 

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SUSTAINABLE LUXURY | THE NAECO TRIDENT SUNGLASSES COLLECTION

A NEW VIEW IN MY NAECO 'DO GOOD LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD' CAMPAIGN FOR SPRING SUMMER 2020

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Sustainable fashion has been at the focus of the apparel and clothing industry recently and it’s heartening to see the brand Naeco producing their sunglasses using repurposed plastic bottles from our oceans.

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The Deep Connection with the Ocean is Naeco’s DNA, and Founder Zak chose to be a business that reduces waste, recycles and makes a difference.

It’s quite astonishing how their approach to pioneer eco textiles makes for a stylish design and investing in products like these will help secure cleaner oceans for future generations to come.

 

Just 5 percent of plastics are recycled effectively while 40 percent end up in the landfill and a third in fragile ecosystems such as the world’s oceans.

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Much of the remainder is burned. Did you know, at least 8m tonnes of plastics leak into the oceans – which is the equivalent of dumping the contents of one rubbish truck into the ocean every minute.

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Treat Yourself and the Planet Better

Naeco is the proud winner of the DHL Fashion Potential Award 2019. Their new website and Trident Sunglasses collection has just landed and I can’t wait to tell you what they have been working on. So far there are jackets, blazers and other garments all made from recycled plastic in signature super soft fabrics.

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The sunglasses range also come in a gloss or matt finish for a luxurious feel, contemporary and made to last.

 

 

I just couldn’t wait to do a try on at home for the new collection of Unisex sunglasses designed to suit the face of both men and women including the exceptional high workmanship to the high end German hinges ensure they stay on your head in all situations – even the roughest of weather conditions too.

 

The Ocean is in Our Hands

 

 

The sunglasses range also come in a gloss or matt finish for a luxurious feel, contemporary and made to last. When I was asked to model a new sunglasses range for Naeco of course I said yes absolutely 100 percent. Why? Not only because they are a luxury product, and who doesn’t adore something well made and long lasting.

They have a few different styles but the wayfarers were my favourite just because they are light weight and very comfortable. It’s maybe it’s something to do with the German engineered frame is spot on and very versatile to wear whether sailing the highs or poolside lounging.

Most importantly this is a British Brand that is working hard to make a difference and help clean up the planet. Also, during the pandemic we must do our utmost best to support small business and new start up to get the economy going in Britain.

What have you done today to save our oceans? Let’s use less single-sue plastic and together we can solve this huge issue. It’s time to Support the cause and become an Ocean Guardian. Get yours today! Find more on Naeco just here 

 

Follow along with Naeco & BE AN OCEAN GUARDIAN  #DoGoodLookGoodFeelGood

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Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I have not personally tried out myself as I want to always give my honest feedback about a product.  I was kindly Gifted a pair of Naeco Sunglasses by the Brand Rep to review #AD. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any brand or retailer, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

HOW I’M STAYING ON TOP OF MY SKINCARE ROUTINE DURING SELF ISOLATION

THE BEST MEN'S SKINCARE PRODUCTS YOU CAN RELY ON TO HOARD IN LOCKDOWN

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You would agree, when it comes to our favourite brands we swear by and pledge loyalty to as we love them too much it’s not possible to feel complete when getting our morning’s off to a good start.

Essential Men’s Grooming during lockdown to hoard in isolation at home – Get to know my current favourites

You would agree, when it comes to our favourite brands we swear by and pledge loyalty to as we love them too much it’s not possible to feel complete when getting our morning’s off to a good start.

Over the past few months we’ve all had the challenge to adapt to a new life during the Covid 19 pandemic and that includes not going to the shops as normal, but in this case it was only allowed if absolutely necessary for essentials

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For me, I count beauty and grooming products as everyday essentials even though we are used to adhering to our own personal grooming rituals at home before going out. With that said, staying in isolation for long periods of time feels like you’re putting life on hold for the moment but that doesn’t mean you should neglect daily routines and the same goes for grooming. Lucky for me, I’d stocked up on a few things which I already had before the whole country went into lockdown so I have learned at this moment in time to appreciate things allot more.

 

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A sneak peak inside my personal toiletries bag with all the essential items I often carry with me to refresh my grooming kit at home or on the go.

This whole experience of the lock down period felt a bit like the War in Britain in comparisons to shortage of food items which was a bit of a culture shock at first. Learning to go without certain items like loo roll which my household was careful to ration at the beginning felt like a luxury until hoarding of this item calmed down a bit. But, with none essential shops having to close consumer and luxury goods were not easy to get hold off even online for that matter, but we just had to make the most of what we have during this time, so here’s what’s inside my personal toiletries bag with all the essential items I often carry with me to refresh my grooming kit at home or on the go.

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In situations like staying at home my skin needs to feel refreshed and energized using the following brands which I highly recommend which are no particular order Clinique men’s or women’s to Acqua di Parma products because they just that fabulous once you try them out and work miracles for their individual uniqueness and formulated to suit various skincare types.

Clinique’s dramatically different moisturizing lotion gives my skin that extra feeling of hydration best applied when the skin is moist after a shower to feel refreshed.

When self selecting favourite brands you can’t go wrong with specialist sensitive skincare products out there in the market bearing in mind they custom to your skins condition like mine is prone to in between oily to dry skin combination. Clinique’s dramatically different moisturizing lotion gives my skin that extra feeling of hydration best applied when the skin is moist after a shower to feel refreshed. For me the skin pores open up so the lotion is easily absorbed once gently applied to the face.  Before doing this, once in the shower use the face wash to gently remove any excess oil, grime and dirt gently using hands to let it lather into the layers of skin then rinse off for a deep clean. This product works wonders as a thorough cleanser yet gentle is suitable for normal to dry skin. I love the Men’s skincare range just because Clinque is developed by dermatologist, 100 percent fragrance free and allergy tested.

For this range of Moisturiser, I use dry to combination as my skin sometimes tends to feel oily so this balances out the condition of my skin to improve its appearance.

They don’t call it dramatically different for nothing as it does exactly what it says on the tin. For outside in the garden when being confined to being at home our skin needs vitamin and sun protection from UV rays. Rain or shine Clinique’s Super Energizer SPF 40  is a great gel formula too although some prefer to use other versions in a lotion based on personal preference as it absorbs allot easier I think. I do love the hints of citrus notes in this product which helps to re-energise the skin for that extra boost to protect your skin against the outdoor elements. This one is great for hydrating tired looking skin with anti fatigue concentrate to protect against UVA/B + IR + Blue light defense in one.

And finally onto my one my other favourites let’s mention fragrance because it’s something I always like to have on and it’s always great to smell good for that final touch of luxury to complete any grooming routine. I think it was Tom Ford who said it’s essential to wear fragrance even in bed and I absolutely agree. That invigorating feeling of scented aroma in a room amongst my bed linen is just amazing I tell you from experience with spaying on fragrance favourites. Even when I travel I’ll do the same before going to bed a spruce on Colonia by Acqua di Parma for its hint of freshness on the skin. Just give these products a try I’d like to see how you get on. Just leave comment below for some feedback I’d love to hear your thoughts on your personal grooming recommendations during lock down.

 

 

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally support and believe in. The products reviewed are items which I purchased myself personally. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any brand or retail department store, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

GETTING OVER SUMMER BEACH BODY ANXIETY IN JUST 3 STEPS

THE PRESSURE TO GET BEACH BODY READY THIS SUMMER HAS BECOME THE NORM FOR MEN

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Summer Body Anxiety

Summer Body Anxiety
Photography Nadia Rashid

 

To find out more about Sen Wellness Center for their Ayurveda & Yoga Classes and Wellness Retreats inspired by nature, spirit and connection please visit below

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Editorial Disclaimer: A Special thank you to Sen Wellness Sanctuary for inviting me to their Wellness Center in London for  a Complimentary Yoga Session as an introduction to their Lifestyle Brand. Opinions expressed here are the authors alone, not those of any brand and have not been reviewed or approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

THE FINEST SIGNATURE WET SHAVE BY CORNERSTONE DESIGNED FOR THE MODERN DANDY

IT'S ALL ABOUT LOOKING AND FEELING GREAT

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Cornerstone Men's Shaving Razors

Cornerstone Men's Shaving Razors
Photo Jenny Pickets

 

Want to get your morning’s off to a great start without the hassle of a complicated shave and grooming routine. Here’s where you can check out the Cornerstone subscription boxes just here

 

 

Disclaimer: A special thanks to London Fashion Week Mens – The Grooming Room at the Century Club for gifting me with a Press Sample from Cornerstone Razors. As always all opinions are my own and I would never promote any products which I would not otherwise use myself. Thanks for supporting ‘The Joey Journal’

WHY INVEST IN A LEATHER JACKET THIS SPRING | 1# VERSATILE CLASSIC’S NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

MY STYLE TIPS HOW TO WEAR LEATHER JACKETS WITH TIMELESS STAPLE PIECES IN YOUR CLOSET

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How to wear a Leather Jacket
Photography Jenny Pickets

 

How to wear a Leather Jacket

 

 

Disclaimer: #AD Many thanks to Son of Tailor Copenhagen for gifting me with a complimentary t-shirt from their new collection. As always all opinions will be my own based on personal style and taste as I only choose to promote brands I love to wear so I can give you honest feedback. Thank you for supporting ‘The Joey Journal’

BACKSTAGE AT MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK LONDON | WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES BEFORE A SHOW

Katia E. show us how they prepare for Mercedes-Benz London Fashion Week

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The Institute of Directors 116 Pall Mall today’s LFW Show Location

Behind the scenes at London Fashion Week

 

 

Model Katia E. pictured with Designer Kristian Aadnevik Backstage at his Runway show during London Fashion Week

 

BACKSTAGE 1 HOUR TIL THE SHOW

 

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Behind the scenes at London Fashion Week
Photo courtesy of Katia Elizarova

Keep checking The Joey Journal for all the latest Fashion Week news, but for now, here’s the latest from Milano Fashion Week

FESTIVE COCKTAILS AT JIMMY CHOO MEN LONDON | AN EVENING WITH CELEBRATED BRITISH CHEF MARK HIX

WE ENJOYED SUMPTUOUS CANAPES & COCKTAILS BY RON ZACAPA AT THE JIMMY CHOO MEN'S EVENT IN MAYFAIR

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It was a delightful evening one cold December but the party atmosphere was very inviting in the warmth and busy as one would expect during the Christmas Party season as I got to admire these exquisite shoes in the beautiful Dover Street boutique. I have always been curious how luxury shoes are made and the fine craftsmanship that goes into creating each style.

It was a pleasure to see the collection showcased at the event in an intimate setting which tempts me to want to covet a pair for my Christmas Wish-list – just a hint there for anyone wondering what to get for my birthday this month and Christmas present. I’ve always received two present’s with my birthday and Christmas being so close together but a pair of Jimmy Choo’s would be amazing don’t you think. But then again knowing me one pair may not be enough as I do love brand new shoes.

When’s it’s time to indulge in new shoes for that all important special occasion Jimmy Choo would be my first choice and I always say have a statement pair of shoes as you never know when that all important event may come up at short notice. With dressing request to the Star’s and Influencers Jimmy Choo shoes are the ideal companion for the Red Carpet without fail as the quality is so well made as the go to for luxury footwear and accessories every man should own to invest in.

 

 

It sure is worth the price tag, classic and they look amazing to wear from dressy in between to smart casual there is a style to suit all to make room in every discerning man’s contemporary wardrobe. So don’t be the last one to look sharp at the Christmas Party – be sure to always look exceptionally glamorous no matter the circumstances because trust me it’s worth it.

With Award’s Season just around the corner and fashion week it’s never too early to start thinking about it so it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead for upcoming event’s so don’t forget get to put an alert on your smart phone with so many shoe styles to choose from it must be you’re lucky day to spoil and indulge yourself.

 

Disclaimer: Thank you so much to Jimmy Choo London and Mark Hix for hosting an elegrant Christmas Cocktail Party. As always all opinions will be my own and I only choose to review brands I would use myself to provide honest feedback on products I love to wear.