After the craziness of the last week, and the devistating events that have rocked the LGBT community, this video from Airbnb’s #HostWithPride initiative has broken me.

Taking Airbnb’s ethos ‘Belong Anywhere’ to an all-inclusive degree, it’s a beautiful video with a powerful message, made all the more powerful coming from such a behemoth of a company. It’s acts like this, and from other companies like we’ve seen in North Carolina and around the world where the lives and safety of the LGBT community are at risk that help bring about change that is so desperately needed.

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Easily Suede

God I love a pun, and I love suede.

Suede offers a smart-casual alternative to off-duty looks. I’ve always had one or two pairs of suede boots in my wardrobe. Whether Chelsea, zipped or desert, they’re great paired with your everyday denim, though is the first time I’ve ever owned a suede jacket though.

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GQ Grooming Box Competition

Father’s Day is just around the corner. So how does a GQ Grooming Box to give your dapper dad sound?

On Sunday 19th June, dads around the world will be doted upon by their adoring families (well, maybe not all, but you get the point), and for those struggling to decide on what gift to get, you need look no further.

I’m teaming up with online beauty gurus Latest in Beauty to give one of you lucky buggers a grooming box to give to your dad. So you can not-so-subtly remind him why you’re his favourite.

The GQ Power Pack Grooming Box, which retails at £34.99 is full of amazing brands (worth £130!), many of which I’ve featured in The Science of Appearance before.

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Ted’s Grooming Room Review

You all know I love my grooming. From haircare to skincare, it’s a love that borders addiction.

I’m also a fan of getting my hair cut. There’s little that compares to the confidence boost of a great haircut (even though you can never quite make it look like the hair stylist again, right?). I’ve ranted before about my distain for old school barbers who only allow around 20 minutes for a man’s haircut – it is very hard, dependant on your style, to get a god haircut in this time. So I’m always on the look out for new barbers offering a strong experience for men.

So for my latest review, I headed to Ted’s Grooming Room on Mortimer Street in central London to check out their Full Ted Service Treatment.

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Penhaligon’s No. 33 Collection

I’m a firm believer in celebrating birthdays. So much so I’ve even written a blog post on it (you can read it here), and it seems that the British institution that is Penhaligon’s of London follow me in this belief. To celebrate their 145th birthday, discover Penhaligon’s No. 33, a new fougère fragrance collection, including a full skincare range.

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Dirtea Face & Body Scrubs

It’s time to get down and Dirtea.

As you may have gathered from previous grooming posts, I’m a huge fan of a scrub, be it for face or body, and know lots of beauty bloggers may dislike me for saying this, but the harsher the better. I want grit; I want friction (hell, give me chemicals). Scrubs are the favourite part of my skincare routine and I’m yet to find anything that works as affectively. So as you can imagine, I was smiling ear-to-ear when a package from Dirtea arrived at my desk.

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