- Wednesday, 14 December 2011
- Charlotte Cole
Why compromise your personal style in the search for the perfect clipper? With VO5’s limited edition union jack clippers, you need compromise no more!
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- Wednesday, 30 November 2011
- Charlotte Cole
Strong colours and styles were seen everywhere on men’s day of fashion week. Undercuts, lacquered styles, shocking blondes and asymmetrical designs are the way to go next season. Here are the products to use to achieve those looks:
- Thursday, 24 November 2011
- Charlotte Cole
The key to the perfect shave is all in the preparation. Steam your face (either in the shower or by patting your skin with hot water) to open the pores and aid lubrication before using the razor.
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- Wednesday, 23 November 2011
- Charlene Campbell
For some reason Christmas comes with a license to eat. Everything. We’re all in high spirits, the food is scrumptious, we’re more generous financially than we usually are throughout the year and it really does become the season to be ‘jolly.’ Well, so we think until we get to January 1st and go on a mad campaign to shed the dreaded pounds we thought were fine to inhale at the time.
Most of us tend to the search for a 'quick fix' detox to boost energy levels and lose weight begins. Packed with vitamins and crucial anti-oxidants, look no further than the British Leek – it can help ease digestion and boost the immune system as well as provide the perfect New Year detox.
From boiling leeks in water and drinking the leek water like tea through to making a soup, leeks are used for detoxification because they contain potassium, folic acid and vitamin C. Keeping you healthy, leeks can also help reduce cholesterol levels and rid the body of uric acid – too much uric acid can cause health complications such as gout and kidney stones.
Dr Sarah Schenker – a consultant sports nutritionist and an accredited sports dietition – has developed a series of nutritionally-based recipes for British Leeks to help kick-start the body back to health after indulging at Christmas. "Research has shown the best way to lose weight is to eat meals that help you feel fuller for longer, while being low in calories," explains Dr Schenker. "This means choosing meals that are balanced in carbohydrates, protein and plenty of fruit and vegetables, such as my leek, feta and pomegranate couscous. Alternatively, if your body lacks energy through the winter months or you've been exercising hard to lose weight gained over Christmas, try the immune-boosting mackerel, leek and avocado salad."
In season throughout the winter period, this locally grown, fresh vegetable is a versatile way to contribute to the essential five-a-day and keep the calorie content low too. The British Leek can provide a good source of fibre, folic acid, vitamin B6 and C, manganese and iron. And, for New Year dieters, don't forget an average serving of leeks (80g or one leek) contains: 17 calories, 1g protein, 0.6g fat, 2.1g carbohydrate, 1.4g fibre.
The British Leek Grower's Association advises people to look for small or medium-sized leeks with a firm, unblemished white lower part, with bright green leaves and a crisp texture. Smaller leeks tend to be sweeter and more tender. Like all vegetables, lees should be washed thoroughly to ensure all grit is removed. Add leek to your 5-a-day as an alternative to keeping the calorie content low. See a recipe below:
LEEK, FETA AND POMEGRANATE COUSCOUS
Serves 2 125g couscous
1 leek, finely sliced
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
Seeds from a pomegranate
50g dried apricot pieces
diced 150g feta, diced
25g black pitted olives, halved
Half a red pepper, sliced into strips
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
Handful of parsley, chopped
Steam the leek for about 2 minutes until tender. Put the couscous into a bowl and cover with 150ml boiling water. Cover with cling film and leave to stand for 5 minutes. When ready, fluff with a fork and stir in the lemon juice, oil and black pepper. When cool, add all the remaining ingredients and stir through and sprinkle with the parsley.
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- Thursday, 17 November 2011
- Margo Holder
For all these men with a strong personality, with an up to date sexy chic appearance, that turns the classics upside-down with glamour, humour, flamboyance, seduction and a dash of provocation Jean Paul Gaultier has created a new perfume Kokorico.
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