Rock face Pioneering Formulations – Great products

First of all , a big thank you to the people at Rockface – Pioneering Formulations  for sending me the  products to review, Any one who has seen  this blog will know, “ its all about the sharing ” so  i passed some of the products to the Fellas  that i work with , hoping for feedback.  of the 5 items i passed  out to  the boys, I haven’t heard a bad word from any of them, and be sure, i think they would tell me 

Any way, for the products i  kept for me…..


Active Body spray 

So its taken me a little while to summarise this  product I was sent as with holidays etc i haven’t been around, This Product arrived just before i went on a ten day holiday to  the UAE so I can say from a ” smelling nice ” point of view, it kept the smell of any perspiration down  in 48+C heat. I cant say that the smell of this is beautiful, but it works at what it does,/Product Images/Rockface_Active_Body_Spray i was sent this and  a few other Samples and I would like to know why the likes of Tesco  appear not to have it on their shelves. ( that might  just be in my local stores though  )  its a  good product, it does what it says on the tin, and that’s kind of all you need.It can be bought from  the www 

Its not a substitute for a shower, its not  like a bath, but as the tin says:

Rockface Active Body Spray will keep you fresh and invigorated all day long.  Fling it in your gym bag and spray all over for an instant blast of the fresh citrus Rockface fragrance.  Use with Rockface 48 hour deodorant.

I would give this  a big thumbs up as  a part of  a gents grooming regime, there  are other products that i was sent  at the same time , and they are reviewed below 


Face and Body scrub

I’m not  the most modern ” metrosexual ” man when it comes to grooming, however as it was holidays i though it would give this ago, im not sure if i was using the right amount, or even i f i was doing the right thing with it, but a little bit of the  Face and body scrub left me with just  a little more  than a clean feeling. /Product Images/Rockface_FacescrubEther  it was holidays or not, the feeling on my skin was ” extra clean” and  although im not sure if the smell is supposed to be  the same as the spray , the scent was really nice . 

is this supposed to fit into the grooming regime of a young trendy  man, i guess it probably is, Unfortunately that’s NOT  Oldmanleslie, however  don’t let that stop you buying this from the www 

Or you can win one  from their www page 

I would say that their description ” New Rock face Face & Body Scrub might not be made from rock, but it does in fact contain a substance more durable than rock – a blend of crushed walnut shells and ground rice to produce this unique multitasking scrub – fine enough to ex foliate your face and rough enough to ex foliate your body.

Use Rockface Face & Body Scrub once or twice a week for a really deep clean.  You’ll feel refreshed, invigorated and your skin will sparkle. Infused with the fresh citrus Rockface fragrance, this hard working scrub is all the exfoliator you need.”  Explains the technical side of that  ” clean  feeling i was talking about pretty  well

Post Shave balm 

Not many people maintain  the daily ” shave routine ” whilst on holiday, I know i may  go 2-3 days sometimes, and  when i do shave, its often  harsh  and really stubbly . so  it was quite nice to be able to use /Product Images/Rockface_Post_Shave_Balm a “post shave balm ” on a couple of occasions, for me it seemed to  take the heat out of the shave. Not a really  a lot else  i can say about this other than it felt nice & smooth, that was probably down to the razors.  but it felt ” Nice ” 

the rockface page says ” This smoothing balm is specially formulated with allantoin and aloe vera to hydrate and soothe skin after shaving.  Apply liberally and smooth into the skin.”  and this is  absolutely right. 



So in Summary, whilst Rockface – Pioneering  Formulations  didnt pay for my holiday ,  they didnt carry  my case for me, and they  didnt even help me  dodge a heavy bag charge. They  helped me to feel fresh, tidy , and i guess ready for  any problems that  were presented to me.

The products i have mentioned above for part of a range  Visit our Spotlight section to see great product informationwhich you can see at  and buy from Sainsburys , Superdrug & waitrose 
 its not just a site that’s there to sell product, there is all sorts of advice  about grooming  up there.

All in all, although im sure i am not t their target market, i would say a great range of products, well priced  and nicely packaged 


its all about the Sharing” especially when they are this good ” hotelchocolat” the summer fusions sleekster

So the purpose of a sponsored blog is to have some one send you a product, you fully evaluate it, and leave an honest opinion, I have to admit, I cant do that here today…..

Why ? you may ask. well as followers of my blog will know, it really is ” all about the sharing” and i firmly believe that if you are in this for any other reason, then you should have a re think..

So any way, I was asked to provide feedback on a new selection from the people at hotelchocolat

I was given a choice of what  was sent to me , and I went for  the  summer fusions sleeker. I knew i was to be sharing these out  at work , to get the most opinions, and therefore went for  what looked like the best selection

The Summer Fusions SleeksterNow at this point I would like to show you  lots of pictures of people enjoying choccy,  but I cant, I would like to tell you that some people said  that they were to rich in taste, but  they didn’t, so I cant , I would also like to tell you that I personally enjoyed  every one, But as it’s all about the sharing I cant. even do that

What I can say is everyone that had some  loved them, the comments were all good, from the MD  and right across the board.

The Hotelchocolate website where these lovely chocolates can be bought   describes them far better than i can as

“A collection of 28 chocolates to compliment your summer in the most delicious way. Packed with fresh, fruity flavours, indulgent caramels and nutty pralines, it’s the ultimate taste of summer! Perfect for warm afternoon picnics, sharing during the long restful evenings, or as a dinner party gift – if you can bear to part with it, of course.”


I would just say that although i was sent a box to review , and  there was no real way for me to return the product, overall, with the nice  packaging The Summer Fusions Sleekster in pastel colours, with the  attention to detail , including a card for me, and the brilliant way  they are presented in the box, although they are £24.00  for a box, this The Summer Fusions Sleekstershouldn’t be thought of as expensive,  just ”  reassuringly well  priced for quality  ”

My only regret  is that  just as when i was a small ” oldmanleslie” and I finished the last choccy on the layer, i wished there had been another layer underneath , And as we dont have long boozy afternoons at work, i cant  say how good these would be after a long BBQ session, i can only imagine

Thanks to the nice people at Hotelchocolate ,

Hotel Chocolate – Easter Pick Me Up

The yellow topped eggs, were  lovely, Rich  gooey liquid centres that  tasted Yummy
And as for  the strawberry chocolates, they were simply out of this world.
I cant say that it was nice to  have 1 special chocolate with a cup of coffee or tea,Or that the selection lasted very long, as it didn’t. But all of the people who had them liked them.
Full of uplifting Easter goodies and seasonal specialities to nibble and even share!
Well, I did the sharing, everyone liked them, thanks to the good people at Hotel Chocolate for sending them to me
If you want to buy them, then i would say they are worth every penny, and they can be bought for  £13.00 ( UK )
I’m just sorry I didn’t take my own pictures, but before I knew it , all that was left was wrappers & Smiling  chocolate  gorged faces