Fifty Shades of Jay - Designing my new wardrobe

I’ve been on this weight loss journey for a couple of years now, and it’s been overwhelmingly positive. I have more confidence than ever before, and even though my body isn’t quite where I want it to be, I know that, as long as I keep doing what I’m doing, it’s only a matter of time. There is one con to all of this, however… none of my old clothes fit me anymore!

I’m a big fan of making the most out of a situation, so decided to take the opportunity to but myself a capsule wardrobe for the winter months and redesign my style in the process.

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JAYS T-Four Wireless Earphones Review

I’ve been meaning to get a new pair of in-ear earphones for ages. I’ve always had issues with them falling out in the past and have generally opted for those with hooks, but even then, I’m constantly adjusting them as the move around. When Apple infamously removed the headphone jack from the iPhone I grabbed a cheap sports set of in-ears, but due to the bad fit, and the tragically poor battery life, I rarely used them, and instead opted for big over ear headphones instead. Over ears are probably my preferred style, however, as a hat wearer, they can conflict with certain aesthetic choices, although in the winter, they double as earmuffs, so they definitely have pros and cons.

Anyway, I digress… Whilst Christmas shopping, I spotted these rather understated in-ears from Swedish company ‘JAYS’. I mean with a name like that, how could I not, right?

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Fragrance Review - Versace The Dreamer

Way back when it was initially released in 1994, I was a big fan of Versace Blue Jeans, and I still have a bottle of it on my shelf. Two years later, Versace released it’s follow up fragrance, The Dreamer, and until recently, I never even knew it existed!

I tried this on a tester at the airport before a trip a few months ago and liked it, but ultimately decided to buy Dior Fahrenheit at the time. When I saw it on Amazon for a bargain price, I figured I should probably grab it while I can!

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Olympus AZ-1 Zoom Review

I’ve been really determined to go back to my roots with photography and rekindle the wonderment I had when everything was new, so I’ve been picking up and shooting on a few old 35mm film cameras. I picked up this Olympus AZ-1 Zoom from eBay for £3.99. I had no idea whether it was any good, or even if it would actually work, but for that price it was worth the risk.

First retailing in 1987, the AZ-1 Zoom was Olympus’ first compact camera to feature an integrated zoom lens. For a point and shoot camera, it was pretty advanced, with a macro mode, continuous shooting, and a viewfinder that zoomed along with the lens.

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Movember - The Finale

So here it is… one whole month of mouth brow growth. I think it’s a respectable amount of upper lip plumage for a month to be honest, although I’d be lying if I didn’t say I hoped for more. The beard seems to grow at a much faster rate for some reason.

I don’t even think it looks all that bad from a style perspective. I’m definitely glad I grew the beard stubble a bit, rather than being completely clean shaven, but all in all, my face furniture doesn’t offend me as much as it could have done.

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