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Grooming & care

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sensitive razor

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sensitive razor

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sensitive lays claims to being first five blade razor designed for sensitive skin. The Hydro 5 Sensitive is part of a new range of razors launched by Wilkinson Sword early in 2016. It features gel reservoirs on the razor heads. Similarly to Hydro 5 – […]

by × April 17, 2016 × 3 comments

Grooming & care

L'Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel moisturiser

L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel

L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel is a moisturiser developed for men’s faces. Applying a pea-sized dab of the delicately scented blue gel has an invigorating, cooling effect. The product’s packaging says the gel brings an “instant icy feeling”. Tests here in the MannedUp.com office resulted in comments ranging […]

by × April 11, 2016 × 2 comments

Grooming & care

Head of a Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 razor blade.

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 razor

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 is a five blade razor with an elegant black and blue design. The new Hydro 5 razor has been described as revolutionary. The reason for that claim is the gel reservoir on the razor’s blue plastic head. The reservoir consists of a row of seven […]

by × April 10, 2016 × 2 comments

Experiences, Travel

Statue of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius at Saalburg Roman Fort.

5 reasons to drive the scenic German Limes Route

Fruit fans, we’ll break it to you now, the German Limes Route is a scenic driving route based around a historic theme. It snakes for more than 700km through Germany, along the remnants of Roman Frontier that once ran between the River Rhine and the River Danube. It may well […]

by × April 3, 2016 × 7 comments

Gear, Gifts & gadgets

The Cubot X17 smartphone.

The Cubot X17 budget smartphone

If you were asked to think of smartphone producers, which brands would spring to mind? Apple? Samsung? Maybe Sony and HTC? Cubot? Who is that last one, you might well ask. Here at MannedUp we undertook market research (in March 2016) and found Cubot, a Chinese manufacturer based in Shenzhen, […]

by × March 27, 2016 × 0 comments

Eating out, Food & Drink

Pan-fried Aylesbury farm snails, Dorset black garlic, grilled baby beetroots, confit chicken wings and fried frogs legs served at Angelus restaurant in London, England.

French dining in London: Angelus

Angelus restaurant and lounge (4 Bathhurst Street, London W2 2SD; tel. 020 7402 0083) is a smart yet laid-back, serving seasonal, French style cuisine in the heart of Bayswater. “You can come and have whatever you like with whoever you want; we don’t see, we don’t hear. It can be […]

by × March 24, 2016 × 5 comments

Experiences

Boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali.

I am the Greatest: Muhammad Ali at The O2

Is Muhammad Ali the greatest sportsperson of all time? There’s new fuel for that classic pub debate at the O2 in London, where the exhibition I am the Greatest: Muhammad Ali at The O2 runs until 31 August 2016. The exhibition conveys the life story and career of the man […]

by × March 20, 2016 × 0 comments

Grooming & care

The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor has five blades.

Gillette Fusion ProGlide – an even closer shave

There was a time when having two blades on a razor was revolutionary – one hundred percent more than was then the norm. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor has five. Inflation, eh? Well, of a sort. While we chunter over the rising price of beer and clothes, the five blades […]

by × March 13, 2016 × 1 comment

Grooming & care

The Bluebeards Revenge shaving foam and brush.

The Bluebeards Revenge – men’s grooming products

Wake up and smell the coffee…there’s nothing like a good, close, wet shave and hot shower set you up for the day. The Bluebeards Revenge have created a range of men’s grooming products to help you look and feel your best. Have you spotted their shaving and hair products in […]

by × March 6, 2016 × 1 comment

Places, Travel

Luxury Spa destination near Ipoh, Malaysia - The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat.

Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat at Ipoh, Malaysia

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a luxury spa and wellness resort with 25 villas set on the edge of jungle close to Ipoh, Malaysia. The resort’s garden villas have private courtyards. Each one has a hot tub, a pool and a dining area. The water villas, meanwhile, overlook a canal. […]

by × February 29, 2016 × 1 comment
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