It’s Almost Christmas Jumper Time

If I was to list my favourite things in no particular order, Christmas jumpers would definitely be in there somewhere. I have such fabulous memories of them, from watching Bridget Jones Diary for the first time and seeing the delectable Colin Firth in a knitted monstrosity, to the first time I met my brother-in-law, which just happened to be on Christmas Day, and that my first words to him were ‘nice Christmas jumper you have there.’ With my boy being a Christmas baby, a Christmas jumper is a must for him, although for a long time I resisted myself.

But now it seems that the humble Christmas jumper has become a bit of a national obsession, with Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day taking place each year to raise valuable funds for charity (this year’s Christmas jumper day takes place on Wednesday 13th December.) You can find a style to suit, with cute animal designs, football inspired jumpers, and my personal favourite, Christmas slogan jumpers.

I have compiled a list of some of this years favourite designs, including a couple from Arsenal FC modelled by the gorgeous Olivier Giroud, my ultimate man crush. There are also designs from M&Co, Marks and Spencer and Dorothy Perkins. Plus, if you really don’t do jumpers under any circumstances, Boden have very kindly created a stylish Christmas Breton which will look just fabulous with dark denim and a beany hat.

Whether you like your Christmas jumper to be subtle and sparkly, cute and cuddly, or festooned with a Prosecco theme, make sure you embrace your seasonal side on December 13th.

Mistletoe Christmas jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Deck the halls embellished jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin robin christmas jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Jingle bells jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin reindeer jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

The Christmas Breton 335 Click to visit Boden

Grey Polar Bear Roll Neck Christmas Jumper
Was £28.00 Now £21.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black ‘Ho Ho Ho’ Slogan Christmas Jumper
Was £26.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Snowflake Embellished Jumper
Was £26.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Grey Sequin Pearl Penguin Jumper
Was £28.00 Now £21.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy ‘Tis the season to sparkle’ Jumper
Was £26.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

DP Curve Navy Sequin Robin Jumper
£28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Christmas Pudding Embellished Novelty Jumper £25.00
Click to visit M&S

Sparkle Novelty Round Neck Jumper £29.50
Click to visit M&S

And a few for the man in your life…

Stag & Lights Crew Neck Jumper
£25 Click to visit M&S

Novelty Crew Neck Jumper £29.50 Click to visit M&S

Novelty Crew Neck Jumper £29.50 Click to visit M&S

The Official Arsenal Mens Christmas Jumper £35 Click to visit Arsenal Official shop

Arsenal Mens Christmas Jumper £35 Click to visit Arsenal Official

PENGUIN JUMPER £30 Click to visit WBA Official

Olivier Giroud is the face (and beard) of Beardilizer

He is one of the hottest men in the world, and his beard has become an iconic sight on football pitches around the land, so it is no surprise that when beard care brand Beardilizer was looking for a new brand ambassador, they turned to Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud.

Olivier has signed a one year contract to the be the face of the brand ,which is the number one facial vitamin complex which helps you to grow a thicker, healthier beard. Olivier is  fronting their global marketing campaign, and starring in ads, catalogues and a new YouTube video that you can watch below. He is the perfect choice as his beard is never less than groomed and perfect looking, even after running around on a football pitch and scoring the winning goal. His own personal style sets trends in menswear, and now looks set to make Beardilizer the number one beard product.

Olivier is a big fan of the series ‘The Vikings’ and this is where he has taken a lot of beard styling inspiration from. He says of the contract with Beardlilizer:-

“I have been using Beardilizer products for quite some time now, and this proposal to become the brand ambassador came quite naturally. I look forward to seeing the new products.”

Roy Halfon, chief executive of Phytobiol France who own the brand, says of Giroud’s appointment: “At the beginning of this project, we wanted to be accompanied by a renowned ambassador both in France and abroad, who perfectly embodies the image of the modern man, elegant and neat. Olivier Giroud is this image. He knows how to reconcile his sporting performance with his own elegance. He is a footballer who stands out on and off the pitch. We are proud that he represents the Beardilizer brand.”

Well, I certainly know what to put at the top of my hubby’s Christmas list now, because Olivier is looking mighty fine in the ad campaign.

To visit the Beardilizer UK online store, click here.

Beauty Treats For The Man In Your Life

A gift or treat need not be reserved just for birthdays or Christmas, you should be able to treat the man in your life any time you like, just to say ‘I love you’ or I’m thinking of you, or just because – do you really need a reason?

When it comes to buying a gift for my husband, I am always drawn to grooming products. Once upon a time these were the preserve of the metro-sexual male, those who tended to be fashion forward in all areas. For the rest of the male population, a bic razor, plastic comb and a bottle of Insignia was about as far as it went when it came to products for grooming, and if you happened to spot a tub of nivea ladies you’d really found yourself a new man. But in these days of super stylish and groomed male role models, your man is probably likely to have as many products on their bathroom shelf as you do, inspired by the likes of David Beckham, Olivier Giroud, and the two Ryan’s – Reynolds and Gosling.

Olivier Giroud

David Beckham

Here are a few ideas for gifts for that well groomed man in your life.

ER-GB80 Multi-Groomer

Panasonic are a brilliant name when it comes to choosing a men’s trimmer and their latest design is a seriously good one.  The Multi Groomer is a professional hair clipper that gives an exceptionally clean and precise cut. It features new and improved ultra-close blades for a 40% shorter trimming length than conventional models, as well as a smooth curving and easy to handle ergonomic design. It comes with a range of attachments for cutting and trimming hair and beards, and is a seriously attractive piece of kit – a perfect present in fact.

The Beard Bro
Want to get the perfect shape for that hipster beard? Then you need to invest in the Beard Bro, which has been described as the number one facial hair shaping tool for perfect lines and symmetry. It’s basically a set square for beards – a super cool little piece of plastic that enables your man to design a shape for his beard, and then keep it symmetrical when cutting.

Click to visit Amazon

Beard Oil

Once upon a time men thought they were doing well if they used a product in their hair, but these days it is all about the beard, and the most stylish beards are also soft and in fabulous condition due in no small part to the use of beard oil. There are lots of brands around including Mo Bro and Billy Jealousy, and Amazon is a great place to look and discover new brands.  Beard Forrest Oil promises to make it Kissable, so that has to be the one doesn’t it!

Click to visit Amazon

Is you man a well groomed man? What products or gadgets are on your shopping list?