This post has been a long time coming for many different reasons. Reason one being that my ex boyfriend’s post constantly goes haywire and/or missing, so what should have taken a few days for this particular package of clothing to arrive actually took nearly a month before being sent back to the depot without even having reached our door. The second reason was Christmas, lolz. And the third reason was that my (ex) boyfriend and I broke up just after Christmas and have been going through the motions of trying-and-failing to be civil/friends/find time to actually shoot a proper look regarding this post.

But I digress. When Jacamo clothing got in touch asking if we (or my boyfriend at the time anyway) would be happy to review some clothes, I was intrigued as I’ve never really featured men’s fashion on Formidable Joy before. I was more than happy to introduce this feature though and with my ex leaving me in the hands of picking what we were sent to review, I swiftly chose three items based on the fashion of Tyler Joseph of twenty one pilots/rockstars everywhere.

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I picked a classic Jacamo Buffalo check shirt, a Williams & Brown parker jacket and a Joe Browns Xmas Stag shirt because it’s the closest thing I could get to quirky-but-not-feminine-geeky-print and it was great for Christmas.

First of all, the stag shirt was a hit at Christmas. Though the pattern/design was a bit out there for what my ex would normally wear, it really suited him and had the desired effect of looking edgy/scenester geeky rather than just, y’know, geeky. He paired it with skinny fit jeans and, later in the day, an oversized cardigan, bringing the look together. It worked really well and if he’d just worn a pair of fake black-rimmed glasses, he would have looked like he’d come from Brooklyn (or, closer to home, Shoreditch).

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The check shirt was probably his favourite item and looked great as it’s so versatile. Worn with skinny fit jeans and converse it looked ideal, but he’s worn it a few times since underneath a plain cardigan and also unbuttoned with a vest underneath. The short sleeves makes it just that bit smarter too, meaning it can easily be worn for smart/casual.

Finally, the parker jacket has been ideal for winter. Although a little baggy, Vincent has loved that it’s a bit bigger as he dislikes wearing coats too tight or fitted. He’s worn it a lot since it’s arrival and commented how thick and comfortable it is, keeping him super warm in the cold weather.

Though the stag shirt will likely only be worn at Christmas time, both the check shirt and parker jacket are the type of items that can work all year round – even together! The parker jacket makes Vincent look like the body double of Tyler Joseph too, which I totally dig of course. What a rock star.

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Overall, we were both super pleased with the items from Jacamo. Everything fitted really well and was high quality – the parker jacket is something that will last for years and years for example and I’ve been told that Vincent plans to keep it as his go-to winter coat from here on out.

The clothing doubled up perfectly as a birthday/Christmas present for Vincent and I think I’ll be re-visiting the site later this year for my brother’s birthday too. With such affordable prices – and a variety of brands such as Adidas,  Joe Browns and Vans, any man in your life will be spoilt for choice.

Have you ever brought from Jacamo before? What do you think of what we chose? Let me know!

*Please note, although this post includes PR samples, all views and opinions are entirely our own.

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When I was first contacted about Flyte energy drink, I thought this opportunity was made for me.

Anyone who knows me knows how much of an addict I am when it comes to energy drinks, which is odd because I don’t like coffee. Energy drinks are a lifesaver for me because I always have trouble sleeping and getting up for early mornings. Because I’m not a majorly experienced driver either, I always worry about driving early in the morning in the dark when I have my delivery shifts at work, because I’m so scared of falling asleep at the wheel!

So of course I was really excited to try Flyte – the latest energy drink on the block.

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To first tell you a bit about Flyte, it’s important to know that it’s an entirely clean energy drink, meaning it’s sourced from nature, powered by organic caffeine, non-GMO and has absolutely no added artificial ingredients or added sugar like you’d find in most energy drinks.

On paper, it sounds like just a fizzy fruity drink and in some ways, that’s exactly what it tastes like, but it has the added bonus of being an energy drink too.

After reading all about the product and receiving it to my door, I’m instantly sold. Before trying Flyte, I was a total Red Bull addict (how I haven’t had a heart attack before, I don’t know…) but knew it was incredibly unhealthy for me. It gave me an energy boost, sure, but at the cost of feeling a comedown afterwards and putting unnecessary artificial ingredients, it just wasn’t worth it. So I was really excited to hear about an energy drink that does the complete opposite of that whilst also giving me a boost.

I also love the packaging – it’s so sleek and sophisticated with each flavour showcasing just the right amount of colour for each bottle. Each is a durable glass bottle too – though is carbon positive – and just genuinely has a really nice look to it.

The ingredients don’t just offer an energy boost though. The ingredients include 100mg organic caffeine extracted from green coffee to keep you alert, 100 mg maca root – a super ingredient to improve focus, 330 mg Shizandra – a super berry for your blood oxygenation and Clomid 100 mg gryffonia – for serotonin lovers to lift mood and bring positivity – so all round a great uplifting drink!

But does it do the job and how does it taste?

I’m not a huge fan of fizzy water/fruit drinks and I do like drinks such as Coke and Dr Pepper etc with tons of  flavour, but I was pleasantly surprised with the four flavours Flyte offers: Red Berries, Green Mango, Citrus Lemon and Orange Clementine. Each has a delicious flavour which isn’t too overbearing and genuinely tastes great.

I found myself feeling an instant boost during my first few sips of Flyte. It wasn’t an overbearing boost which rushed to my head, but I can honestly say that after a few minutes I felt less sleepy, my eyelids didn’t droop into closing so much and I felt refreshed and energetic. In fact I was actually surprised at how well it worked and how long it lasted.

What’s better though is that I haven’t felt guilty drinking Flyte. Other energy drinks I’d pick up to drink with my breakfast, on the road, or have sips throughout the day when I needed a boost. With Flyte, I can drink it at any time of day and not worry about the effect it has on my body or anything like that, which is really great.

Flyte has become my staple drink – I always have one in my bag, in my car and in the fridge at work (causing colleagues to ask curiously about the new drink!), and have yet to grow bored of the flavours. It does the job and makes me feel great too – so it’s a win win, really.

Currently, Flyte can only be purchased online – a six pack costs only £12.00, making each drink a mere £2 each – cheap as chips. I’m totally honoured to have the opportunity to review and help get behind a brand that is really all about being healthy and good to your body though, and it’s clear to see the team behind Flyte are really passionate about a healthy and natural lifestyle.

Will you be trying Flyte any time soon? Let me know!

*Please note, although I received this product free in exchange for a review, all opinions are honest, unbiased and entirely my own.

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