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WIN! A Daniel Wellington Watch Worth €129 from Campbell Jewellers Donnybrook

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Daniel Wellington is one of the latest watches to come onto the market with the popular preppy look.  It's a thin, stylish watch in stainless steel and rose pvd and available on colourful nato straps as well as the traditional black and brown leather strap.  Prices range from €119 - €179. Available in Ireland exclusively to Campbell Jewellers, they have have a store in Citywest and a … [Read more...]

SPLURGE OR SAVE: Monster DNAs Vs Penneys Headphones

Monster DNA Headphones

It took me a while to embrace the over-sized headphones trend but now that I have, I’m a wee bit obsessed. The latest addition to my collection is Monster DNAs, above, from the people who brought us the super-popular Beats by Dr. Dre. Great sound quality, outside noise reduction, and a sleek style, what more could you ask for? However if you don’t have €199.95 to splurge on some … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: The Daily Update Meets Designer Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant Hammond & Co

As the man credited with reviving the fortunes of Saville Row’s legendary bespoke tailors Norton & Sons following his takeover of the business in 2005, Patrick Grant has already made a significant contribution to British fashion. However, never one to shy away from a challenge he has recently been added to the ever expanding list of Designers at Debenhams. His aim – to bring Saville row … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer – Review

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer

When it comes to my skincare, I usually avoid men-specific product ranges (unless they’re really great) as I’m all about scent and find that most men’s ranges are often fragranced with what brands presume men want their skincare products to smell like. A pretty scent is all part of the overall skin pampering experience and in some cases essential oils and other ingredients can provide … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream – Review

Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream

Ever since my obsession with beauty and grooming took hold, I’ve been a huge fan of Dr. Hauschka’s skincare range. Not only do the products feel great on the skin and smell divine, but they are packed with natural ingredients that, quite simply, get results. For no particular reason, Dr. Hauschka went off my beauty radar for a couple of years but I reconnected with the brand recently and … [Read more...]

SHOE LUST: Camouflage Trainers from Zara

Camouflage trainers, €59.95, Zara

Camouflage prints have been around in menswear for decades and the last couple of years have seen a resurgence in the popularity of this masculine trend. Shirts and jackets are the obvious choices but I absolutely love these camouflage trainers, which despite the print are incredibly versatile and can be worn with most casual wear options, especially jeans and cargo pants. €59.95, from … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Shiseido Men Anti-Shine Refresher – Review

Shiseido Men Anti Shine Refresher

Skin fact: men’s skin produces more sebum than women’s. This often means our skin ages slower, but it also leads to shine. My T-zone (forehead, nose and chin area) gets pretty shiny so I’ve tried lots of anti-shine products over the years, but the one I always go back to is Shiseido Men Anti-Shine Refresher. This wonder product looks and feels like a moisturising gel so it’s great for a … [Read more...]

MENSWEAR: Pierce Brosnan is the New Face of Hackett London


He has starred in one of the most successful musical movies of all time, he has taken on one of Hollywood's most iconic movie roles and now Irish actor Pierce Brosnan can add male model to his list of achievements as he has become the face of Hackett Menswear's autumn/winter 2013/14 collection. The stunning images were shot by legendary photographer, Terry O’Neill for Hackett's ‘The Leading … [Read more...]

WARDROBE ESSENTIALS: Varsity Jackets at Penneys

Penneys Varsity

The popularity of varsity-style jackets continues in to autumn 2013. I love these two jackets from Penneys which are quite literally a snip at €14 for the black and grey, and €16 for the green and white. I paid €69 for an identical version of the black and grey jacket in a popular high street store earlier this year, so I’d suggest you grab one of these style bargains before they fly … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Yon-Ka Hydra No.1 Hydrating Skincare Range – Review

Yon-Ka Hydra No.1

When preventing fine lines and premature skin ageing, hydration is key. Before a recent sun holiday I armed myself with skincare essentials from Yon-Ka’s Hydra No.1 range and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. My skin remained hydrated, soft and refreshed looking throughout my trip, despite several long flights, numerous boat trips, a few late nights and long days spent lying in … [Read more...]