Grooming Guru makes PinkNews.co.uk’s most influential LGBT Twitter users of 2011 list

Hello and welcome to the first of my posts for 2012. It’s been a while since I posted last (I was taking a few weeks off to consume Maltesers and Licorice Allsorts) but the year certainly ended on a high with news that Grooming_Guru (my Twitter alias) made PinkNews.co.uk‘s most influential LGBT Twitter users of 2011 list.

Nestling at No. 31 I’m extremely flattered and honoured to be included. Mind you, not everyone is as impressed. One critic of the list publically describes those of us on it as as nothing more than a bunch of ‘mouthy twats’. This clearly cannot be true. I know this for a fact because if it was I would most definitely have cracked the Top 10.

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Beauty Magazine unveils its Grooming Gongs for 2011

One of my favourite events in the beauty & grooming calendar is the annual Beauty Magazine Awards. As one of the panel of judges it’s my job to whittle down a huge selection of possible nominees to put forward to a public vote (think of me as the Len Goodman of Grooming) and as such I’m lucky enough to attend the swanky annual awards do. This year it was held at Vinopolis and The Saturdays (well, four of them) were in attendance.

There were a stack of awards presented on the night but the ones that interested me, of course, were the grooming gongs. Gillette’s Fusion Proglide razor picked up the Grooming Launch of The Year Award, Lynx Excite walked away with the Best Ad Campaign of The Year and Best Tie-Up for securing Kelly Brook for Excite and Boss Bottled won Best Classic fragrance. Classic Grooming Product of the Year, meanwhile, was won by Philips for their Sensotouch 3D Electric Shaver.

Finally, the Haircare Launch of The Year award was won by Regaine for their innovative Extra Strength Scalp Foam. More importantly, though, I got to dress up and drink wine. Well, judging’s hard work you know…