I find buying for men really difficult. What do men want? Well, there’s that ? but what do I buy men for Christmas/ Birthday’s/ Father’s Days? I usually buy my dad a new wallet or shirts from places like Ted Baker or Hugo Boss on rotation. Buying for a boyfriend is very new to me. The last time I had a boyfriend at Christmas I was in high school. We didn’t have any real money, we just got each other joke presents. But now I have a proper relationship, one that I truly and deeply care about. So a novelty book about poo to read on the toilet just won’t cut it. Hence, I bought Jay a trip to Paris for his birthday in August. He knows he isn’t getting it that good again for a while…
I think one thing that makes gift buying for boys very, very easy are beards. A bearded man takes care of their beard with more care and love than I have ever dedicated to the hair on my head. Beard care is going to be on the list of presents until Jay shaves his off. Which he never will. If you’re struggling on what to get your man for X-mas, beg him to grow a beard. It’s plain sailing from there on out.
When asked if I wanted to do a post with Murdock London I wasn’t too clued up on the brand. I nonchalantly mentioned the name Murdock London to Jay and he said: “Yes, yes, please yes! Do it, they’re amazing.” So this is where I hand over the reins and let Jay tell you a little bit about the products he… we, were gifted to try. If you like the sound of them, maybe consider giving some Murdock London Gifts to your dad/ brother/ boyfriend/ lover for Christmas. If they appreciate them even half the amount Jay does you’ll be in their good books for a long time.
I was so excited when Abbie text me to ask if I’d heard of Murdock London. Honestly their grooming range is a favourite of mine and being asked to review it is a pleasure.
First up is the Murdock London Matt Mudd. The very first thing I noticed about this product is the smell. I can’t place my finger on what it is but it smells incredible! With my hair being fairly lengthy on top with a course and wavy texture this isn’t the best product for me so I had to adapt. The best results I got out were straight from the shower. I comb my hair into a slick side parting and dry it gently with a towel to keep damp and in place. I take 2 peas worth and warm it up in my hands (if you don’t do this you will have small visible clumps in your hair from uneven application). Then I apply it across the top layer of hair and then using my finger to deposit the clay deeper into the style then leaving to dry.
The Matt Mudd product is similar to others on the market but it smells lovely and feels much better in quality. I personally doubt I will buy this again unless I cut the length of my hair down a bit. But, that’s a me issue, not a product issue.
The next three products I am truly in love with so I implore you to buy this stuff before I deplete Murdock London’s stock.
Their Beard Shampoo and Conditioner have left my beard looking healthier, fuller and smelling better than ever. Again I’m not sure what the scent is but it’s spicy and Abbie loves it! I’ve used them twice over a week (you shouldn’t use them more often unless you really have to) and on those two uses I’ve fallen in love with my beard all over again.
To compliment the duo we have Murdock London Beard Oil in the same scent. I’ve paid a lot more for less oil before, that hasn’t done a great job and been happy before. I honestly thought that due to the nature of my beard hair oil just wasn’t good for me and balm was better. HOW WRONG I WAS! I’m writing this after having applied two squirts of oil this morning, two commutes and a day of work behind me and my beard still feels and smells great.
Good job Murdock London! I need your full range now.
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