Sleep hacks for night owls

This Works Deep Sleep Bath Oil

I just spotted this Deep Sleep Bath Oil from This Works on Into The Gloss. I had no idea this product exists. I love my sleep and I have no trouble drifting off, but I’m a night owl. I really hate going to bed and so I stay up as late as possible. Damn you, internet and FOMO! What I need then, are sleep-encouraging potions to help me wind down. This looks like it could be perfect, as well as looking fabulous in the bathroom.

Other great sleep hacks I love: This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (it’s like bottled lavender), Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil, Neal’s Yard Organic Aromatic Foaming Bath, Dr Hauschka Spruce Warming Bath Essence and Dr Hauschka Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil (great for massaging weary limbs). Actually just writing this is making me drowsy….

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGE: Into The Gloss
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Levi’s 501 ways to wear*

Levi's 501 Ways to Wear campaign

You’ve got to hand it to Levi’s for taking the renewed love for 501s and running with it. First came the hipsters with their vintage flea market finds, then the street style brigade, teaming their reclaimed-from-the-archives favourites with classic stiletto pumps. Next, Levi’s decided to revive the originals, in blue and white, followed by the recent 501 CTs, a slimmer, tapered cut jean. Bingo! Cue 501 mania, with a whole new generation discovering the wonders of a true blue indestructible 5-pocket jean.

Me? I like mine as un-tampered-with as possible. E.g. a roomy boy fit, in naturally-aged indigo blue and a small turn up. (Go to a Levi’s tailor shop and they’ll do a beautiful turn-up job, for free.) The great thing about this style and length is it works with everything; I’ve worn mine with 4 inch Charlotte Olympia cigarette heels, stack-heeled boots, brogues, loafers and Converse.

So what, pray, am I doing prancing around in the above GIF? Oh that. That’s the new Levi’s ‘501 Ways to Wear’ campaign, which features me alongside a host of other European creatives-slash-Levi’s-fanatics, each representing our own version of 501 style. Let me tell you, smizing and ‘catwalking’ simulateously is hard!

To check out the full campaign, and – crucially – shop the looks, head over to the Levi’s 501 Ways To Wear site. Live in Levi’s? Some of us really do….

Levi's 501 Ways To Wear

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Levi’s; Disneyrollergirl


Why do we obsess over details?

Studio Nicholson shirt perfection - why we obsess over details

We see lots (and lots) of blogs and features about personal style – what tastemakers like to wear and how they wear it. And I love those, but we don’t see much about the mechanics of design and why some things just work. Why a shirt sits just so, how to achieve a perfectly-fitting sweater. At Studio Nicholson, it’s part of an internal code known as ‘JND’ – just noticeable difference. A phrase used by psychologists and designers, ‘just noticeable difference’ refers to those elements that may not be immediately visible but be assured, they serve a purpose. (more…)

Who is the Mr Burberry guy?

Mr Burberry eau de toilette engraved bottle

I thought I’d flag this up as I’ve neglected men’s grooming on here lately.

Burberry’s new Mr Burberry fragrance has launched and lovely as it is (in a classic gentleman’s summer citrus kinda way), I’m more interested in the add-on products. There’s a compact offer of face moisturiser, a beard oil, a body wash and a couple of deodorants. And the eau de toilette comes in lots of sizes, including a 1000ml beribboned bottle (yours for £1400.00) that can all be engraved. (more…)