Cornerstone – shaving made simple

Posted: 16th August 2014 by Dinner suit team in grooming
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corner1One of the perks of writing a men’s lifestyle blog is that you sometimes get sent products for review … and last week I received a great package from Cornerstone.

Cornerstone are a newcomer to the shaving scene but are certainly making quite a lot of noise for all the right reasons. In essence the Cornerstone concept revolves around offering men an efficient and flexible way of receiving shaving goods online. They have a great suite of products to choose from including face scrubs, gels and balms. Their online system is easy to get started with; simply choose how often you shave, what products you’ll like to include and it will create a shaving plan … couldn’t be easier.

So back to the package. The items came delivered in a smart, pull-out tray box with separate departments for the products. Altogether there were four products including the pre-shave face scrub, the sensitive shave gel, a German made razor and some post-shave balm.

Truth be told I’ve not used a face scrub before shaving … but what a revelation! Cornerstone’s balm, made from Cedarwood and Volcanic sand, helped to remove dead skin, unblock pores and soften the stubble. I then went to apply the gel which thankfully has Sinkbeen designed for sensitive skin. It certainly smelt good (it contains both ginger and eucalyptus)  and was easily made into a lather. The blade itself cut through the stubble perfectly with no irritation and the ergonomic styling of the handle (which they tell me was designed by the same company who produces components for the Jaguar F-Type) felt good in the hand. Basically I felt more comfortable shaving with this razor than most high-street brands I tend to use. Finally after rinsing off the excess gel I patted dry my face and applied the balm. Like most men my skin can feel irritated after a wet-shave but the balm, with it’s mint and honey ingredients, helped cool and calm the face.

There are quite a number of shaving brands and products out on the market but Cornerstone have really come up trumps with their offering. Tried and tested, all their products hit the mark and left my face feeling a million dollars. For more information on what they offer check out their site – Cornerstone.co.uk

 

A guide to choosing a suit

Posted: 8th May 2014 by Dinner suit team in Suits
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1397464241Harrison_Brands_-_infographicsIf you are in the market for a new suit but don’t know where to start we recommend checking out the new info-graphic that’s making the rounds online.

 

Created by Harrison Brands  (one of Scotland’s longest established family run menswear businesses) and Visualsoft the guide will show you various elements of the suit from picking the correct collar through to sleeve length and how many buttons the suit should have. If you are going to invest in an expensive suit it’s certainly recommended ensuring you get it right.

 

Check out the full sized info-graphic suit guide here.