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People are getting sick of rainbow food-are you?

By Hannah Anstee

Well you must have had your head under a blanket if you haven’t noticed the latest ‘Rainbow’ food trend that’s taken social media by storm recently.

At first there were bagels.

 

Then there was trifle.

 

 

Then donuts.

 

Unfortunately things didn’t stop there. Yes, that’s right, that’s rainbow cheese you see.

Rainbow grilled cheese anyone? Rhinebeck bagel getting creative @rbkbagel #Cheesebow #rainbowcheese

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But then very quickly the internet got tired of it.

 

And took action.

Are you a rainbow food maker? Is rainbow food here to stay or on it’s way out? What do you think? Let us know by posting your pics and comments on our Twitter feed.

 

Featured image curtesy of Deviant Tart and used under a Creative Commons Licence.

Top 5 Male Moisturisers

By Hannah Anstee

The Great All Rounder
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Lucky Tiger Face Moisturiser 100ml

Lucky Tiger says “Designed to help skin retain moisture to promote a polished look, with high quality natural ingredients and non-drying alcohol-free formula. Suitable for all skin types, this unscented facial moisturiser absorbs immediately to hydrate, replenish and protect skin while smoothing fine lines, purifying and balancing the skin. Natural Shea Butter nourishes, Natural Green Tea repairs and rejuvenates, Natural Sage Leaf purifies, Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection, while Borage Oil moisturises.”

£18.50 available from The English Shaving Company

 

The Budget Buy

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Palmer’s, Cocoa Butter Formula, with Vitamin E, Men, Body & Face 250 ml 

Palmer’s say  “Cocoa Butter Formula for Men contains pure cocoa Butter and Vitamin E to effectively combat rough, dry skin. This fast-absorbing moisturizer smoothes skin all over body and face. The fresh scent invigorates without overpowering. Palmer’s is against animal testing.”

£4 available from Feel Unique

The Classic

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Clinique for Men Moisturising Lotion 100ml

Clinique says “Suitable for normal to dry skin types, the Moisturising Lotion from Clinique for Men works to deeply hydrate and nourish the complexion. Perfect for daily use, the fast-absorbing moisturiser soothes shaving irritation and cools razor burn and redness for long-lasting comfort, without leaving skin greasy. Expect conditioned, refreshed and replenished skin with a soft, smooth texture.”

£22.50 available from House of Frazer

Go Organic

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Green People Men 3 Cool Down Moisturiser

Green People say “An organic, non-greasy natural moisturiser and after-shave skin conditioner for men and suitable for those who may be prone to eczema, psoriasis, acne and skin blemishes.”

£15 available from Green People

Your Girlfriend’s Favourite

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Olay Total Effects 7in1 Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF15 50ml

Olay says “7-in-1 anti-ageing day moisturiser. Why is Total Effects day moisturiser with SPF 15 right for you? Total Effects day moisturiser is your 7-in-1 age-fighting solution for younger looking skin. It provides 7 powerful anti-ageing benefits in 1 essential product plus UVA/UVB (SPF 15) protection to help prevent sun damage. The result? Visibly younger-looking skin that’s better protected against sun damage.”

£7.45 available from Superdrug

Do you use a moisturiser? How good is it? Let us know on twitter.

Featured image compliments of Public Domain Pictures under a creative commons licence.

Looking for Love? Look No Further

By Hannah Anstee

We use the internet for just about everything these days so it seems only natural that we would use it in our search for love.

There are lots of dating apps out there but the most commonly used internet dating app is Tinder with over 50 million users worldwide.

Tinder says “The people we meet change our lives. A friend, a date, a romance, or even a chance encounter can change someone’s life forever. Tinder empowers users around the world to create new connections that otherwise might never have been possible. “

It’s free to join and it’s marketed as a game, users are presented with an image and need to swipe right for yes and left for no for a potential match.

Find out all about how to stand out from the crowd on Tinder in MM’s next print edition where we offer you a guide to achieving the perfect profile and how to make the first move online. Look out for it on the shelves if you’re looking for love.

Featured image curtesy of Morgue File under a Creative Commons Licence.

Millennials Lead the Way at #CameronResign Protest

By Hannah Anstee

After the recent expose of The Panama Papers it seems the UK population are sick of the current Tory government and no more so than Millennials.

We attended the Cameron Resign Protest in London on Saturday and were surprised by the amount of younger people we saw leading the way.

Bafta award winner Joylon Rubinstein was at the forefront of the demonstration and he gave a very inspiring speech to the crowds.

Check out our photo’s of the demonstration  below.

Cameron Resign Protest London by Slidely Slideshow

If you’d like to get involved with having your say there are events planned up and down the country Saturday 16 April 2016, just take a look here to get involved.

Follow us on twitter to find out more.

 

Featured image by Hannah Anstee.

Featured video content owned by Hannah Anstee, music under a Creative Commons licence, The Who, Next Generation.

 

 

 

Meet Zach Miko the World’s First Plus Size Male Model

By Hannah Anstee

Check out the ‘Brawn’ Zach Miko, the world’s first plus size male model.  

 

Zach has just signed to IGM one of the world’s biggest modelling agencies.

Zach told homebt.com “Being a man of size, I never in a million years imagined that I would be a model.”

There’s a big body positive movement gaining momentum across the globe at the moment and Zach is riding that wave for men.

Zach is 6ft 6 and 19.6 stone, with a 42 inch waist so comes in at a great deal bigger and heavier than traditional male models.

“For a very long time I would refuse to go clothes shopping. I thought I didn’t deserve to get new clothes because I couldn’t buy clothes in my size. I always told myself no I can’t get new trousers until I lose enough weight to fit into this particular size. Men, like women, always aspire to look better.”

Men come in all shapes and sizes and we think it’s about time that this was recognised within the fashion industry, what a great move IGM 🙂

What do you think about plus size models? It’d be great to hear from you on Twitter.

Featured Image and video was made using content from Zach Miko’s Instagram account-with thanks.

“He said yes” So do we

by Hannah Anstee

‘For your next step’ an advertising campaign featuring a marriage proposal between two men is receiving praise from the gay community for pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes.

Lloyds Bank is launching a new TV advertising campaign which demonstrates how it gives customers financial confidence to take the next steps in their lives.

Jake Hook, Editor in Chief at The Gay UK told Millenial Man: “The Lloyds Banking group have shown great strength in featuring a same-sex couple amongst a very diverse collage of people. In a time when still so many advertisements feature only opposite sex couples in heteronormative contexts it is truly heartwarming to see gay men represented in a positive and subtle way.”

Catherine Kehoe, Managing Director Group Brands and Marketing, Lloyds Bank said:  “We’ve adopted a contemporary and distinctive approach, focusing on the diverse and sometimes challenging moments in the lives of our customers today.”

Jake Hook also noted:”Of course there is still away to go to ensure all members of the LGBTI community are included in advertising in the UK, but this is a bold and welcome start from one of the UK’s leading brands.”

We think it’s certainly a step in the right direction. What do you think? Let us know on Twitter.

Featured image from Lloyds bank advert