Ginger_Talks: Menswear mondays with Mr Quintessential
Mr Quintessential was born from the idea that no gentleman wants to dress older or younger than his years. With the brands founder, Simon Jacobs reaching late-40s, he wanted to dress in a way that let him stand out, a way to not succumb to the stereotype that older men lose interest in fashion, nor did he want to emblaze himself in brash logos that heavily feature on the high street.
When it comes to clothes, in Simon’s opinion, men are interested in investment pieces.
Mr Quintessential’s AW15 collection comprises of timeless cashmere that fits perfectly.
From classic crew and v-neck jumpers to shawl-neck cardigans that breathe life into your existing wardrobe. Mr Quintessential offers the most luxurious pieces made of 100% Mongolian cashmere.
Ginger_Talks: NAILED London by Rosie Fortescue, The review…
So today we review the brand new NAILED London collection – a patented revolutionary 3-step system, developed to closely match the look, feel, wear and gloss of a professional gel polish – all without the hassle of a UV-cured in salon gel manicure.
First up: Rosie’s step-by-step guide…
Use: Nailed London Base Coat, £7
Ingredients Epoxy Resin and Polyvinyl Butyral form a mesh-like base to help bind the lacquer, and an optical Brightener helps to bring damaged nails back to life.
Use: Nailed London Lacquer, £7
Exclusive Dual Polymer Technology delivers a long lasting, durable, high shine finish. Volcanic Glass provides strength during application, Shellac helps to protect nails and a plant derived, patented plasticizer provides flexibility to lacquer. Only one coat is required due to the high percentage of pigment.
Use: Nailed London Top Coat, £7
This advanced topcoat completes the ‘self-cured gel-like’ manicure. Acrylic provides non-yellowing properties that help preserve and protect the manicure and ensures a wet-look finish.
“We absolutely love this nail collection… Easy to apply & quick drying, this makes it a wonder product for us! We tried ‘Thigh High Club, £7′ and the colour is lovely, rich in pigment as promised and definitely a competitor for in salon gel polishes! It stays glossy, and stays put on the nail for days… we are on day four and still no chips! We look forward to trying ‘Noodle Nude, £7′ as soon as its time to take this one off 🙂 – Even though at the moment we dont want to!”
On September 3rd, Sam Faiers & Very brought you her latest additions to her collection with the brand, & we love these new pieces so much that we think you should be logging on now to Very.co.uk to get yours before they sell out!
Top: Ombré faux fur jacket, £69, sequin slogan tee, £22 & distressed skinny jeans, £29 both Very.co.uk
Wide leg jumpsuit, £59, Very.co.uk (We love this!)
Photographer – Simon Lipman
MUA – Michelle Regazolli
Hair – Mark hayhurst
Stylist – Arrabella Boyce
Art Director – Jhenna Ratcliffe