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From Mountain Man to Dapper Dan

       
Thursday, May 31st, 2012

From Mountain Man to Dapper Dan

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Six Steps from Mountain Man to Dapper Dan:
1) Shower: Hopefully you already do this. Not only will you be clean, the steam helps open your pores and soften your beard.
2) Preshave Oil: Use a few drops of this slippery stuff to lubricate your skin and prevent razor burn.
3) Shave Brush: A traditional barber’s brush builds a thicker lather that will raise your whiskers.
4) Pull Your Skin Taut: This exposes more of the hair follicle and pulls the root closer to the skin’s surface.
5) Shave with the Grain: This is self-explanatory. I you don’t understand this, you probably aren’t old enough to shave.
6) Apply Aftershave: Go ahead, do your Macaulay Culkin thing. Then apply some moisturizer.

A practical gift your guy will love

       
Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Guys always appreciate a little help when it comes to grooming!Guys are generally logical thinkers, which means they like presents that are useful and practical. That's why they're genuinely excited when they open up those sock and underwear gifts from mom. If you're struggling to think of a gift for your man this holiday season, go with a kit that will transform his skin.

Men like looking good just as much as women do, but they don't always know how to go about it. If you give your guy a kit with everything he needs to get started on having great skin for the rest of his life, you know he'll use it. Baxter of California – Skincare 1.2.3 Kit is one example of a daily system that will cleanse, tone and hydrate his face. It's three simple steps that are super easy to incorporate into his routine.

Anthony Logistics – FACE Kit is another option that comes with a cleanser, a mask, a moisturizer and samples of a face scrub. Once you show him how to use everything, he'll be totally grateful.

What not to buy your man for Christmas

       
Monday, November 7th, 2011

Guys don't really need fake eyelashes!When it comes to guys, oftentimes less is more. Whether it's the amount of makeup they prefer or women or their bedtime routines – they tend to like things simple. That's why the idea of false eyelashes for men (guylashes) is a little strange, and probably not the best gift for your man this holiday season. However, according to Glamour magazine, a company in England is hoping to sell them.

Unless your guy is frequently rooting around in your makeup bag looking to steal a bit of your eyeliner or mascara, you may want to stick with a more traditional gift. Cologne, for example, is always a welcome present because guys like smelling nice – especially when they know how much you love it. Try out GIORGIO ARMANI – Emporio Armani Diamonds For Men Eau de Toilette Spray (1.7 oz.), which smells totally fresh.

Guys also appreciate products that do a lot for them, like Jack Black – All Over Wash for Face, Hair, and Body (6 oz.). He can use it to clean every part of his body, which is so convenient and exactly what he wants.

Remember – skip the false guylashes and give him something he can actually use this Christmas!

Don’t gift your guy a set of nail polishes for men

       
Friday, October 28th, 2011

He doesn't need nail polish, but he needs a good shave!It's totally fine for a guy to give his nails a bit of attention every now and then. After all, it's not attractive to have scraggly nails and torn-up cuticles, especially for occasions where everything else looks clean and fresh. However, Allure magazine recently posted news of a nail polish line for men called EvolutionMan Nail Varnish and Nail Paint.

The line features a base coat, top coat, sparkly top coat and three metallic shades of purple, gray and gunmetal. It's nice that some guys care this much about their nails, but chances are your guy isn't one of them. Instead of getting him a set of nail polishes that he likely wouldn't be caught dead wearing, pamper him with a gift set.

Anthony Logistics – FACE Kit includes a cleanser, moisturizer, clay mask and a scrub – all of which can be used at home without his friends ever knowing what made his face look so great. eShave – Start Up Kit is another great option that will help him get the closest shave ever. It comes with a brush, pre-shave oil, shave cream and after shave cream. He'll appreciate the thought!

Guy products that girls love

       
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

He shouldn't mind if you use a couple of his products!Ladies have many more products to choose from when it comes to bath and beauty products, but there are plenty of men's products that women just can't seem to get enough of. Whether it's because girls simply like the cleaner smell or think a few of the male products work better, there's no shame in turning to your guy's staples every now and then.

Deodorants are one product that just seem to work better when they're made for guys. They often do a better job at preventing sweat, so go ahead and borrow his Jack Black – Pit Boss Antiperspirant and Deodorant. You'll be sweat-free and smelling fresh for hours!

If your guy suds up with a body wash instead of a bar of soap, you may want to try it out for yourself. Baxter of California – Invigorating Body Wash – Bergamot / Pear smells amazing and has plenty of luxurious moisturizers.

Even guys' shaving tools work for girls, so get your hands on his razor and try using a brush like eShave – Shaving Brush Fine Badger (Blue) to lather up and exfoliate your skin, which will give you a closer shave. Just be sure to say thank you and restock his supplies if he's ever running low!

Some guys actually care about their brows

       
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Some guys actually care how their brows look!When it comes to eyebrows, most guys couldn't care less. They may pluck the occasional hair in between their brows, steering clear of the unibrow, but other than that guys prefer to let them go. However, The Wall Street Journal recently featured an article about army men who have been turning to eyebrow shaping as the latest grooming trend.

One solider apparently had his eyebrows shaped "by accident" while he was getting a haircut, and ended up with slimmer, tapered arches that he has since touched up twice. Although Islam forbids eyebrow shaping for Muslim men, barbers in Afghanistan have happily been tweezing and threading the brows of U.S. soldiers.

If your man's brows are getting a bit unruly, just point him in the direction of these brave souls, then help him out. Tweeze any stray hairs that don't fit in with the bunch, then make sure to use Tweezerman – After Tweeze Soothing Cream so he doesn't complain about how much it hurts! While you're at it, why not give him some HE Minerals – Lip Balm to smooth out his smile. He'll thank you later!

Don’t get burned by your guy’s beard

       
Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Looks uncomfortable, doesn't it?Beard burn is a phenomenon that many ladies experience when dating a guy with stubble. It happens when a guy's sharp, course facial hair rubs onto the skin around your lips and chin, creating redness, irritation and unsightly bumps. Since not kissing your guy clearly isn't an option, here are a few of Allure magazine's ideas to help fix the problem.

A protective moisturizer can work as a barrier between your delicate skin and your guy's beard, so slather on a product like Sothys – Hydroptimale THI3 Comfort Hydrating Creme before your lips get busy. Applying it again afterward can help soothe any discomfort if you still managed to get a bit of irritation.

A 1 percent hydrocortisone cream can work to help eliminate the pain and redness, and it's important to avoid using cleansers and scrubs with exfoliating particles while your face is healing. You may even want to consider gifting your guy with Anthony Logistics – The Perfect Shave Kit, which will motivate him to get rid of that pesky stubble!

Shaving tips for sensitive skin

       
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Shaving sensitive skin doesn't have to be a pain!Some guys don’t pay much attention to the subtleties of their skin, which is why many end up damaging their face if it’s sensitive and they don’t accommodate for it. Luckily there are plenty of ways to get a perfect shave every time without irritation.

1. Make sure your hair is wet before you start shaving. It’s best to shave your beard right after a shower so the hair is soft. Use a pre-shave product like Caswell-Massey – 1752 Pre-Shave Oil to moisturize and protect against razor burn.

2. Always use a sharp razor, like eShave – 5 Blades Razor Nickel Plated, which uses disposable blades so you can ensure it’s always fresh.

3. Take your time. You don’t want to rush a shaving job, which can cause redness, ingrown hairs and nicks. Avoid going over areas that have already been shaved – use careful, effective strokes every time.

4. Shave in the direction your hair is growing in. Shaving against the growth uses more force and is more likely to cause irritation.

5. Exfoliate your face weekly to get rid of any dead skin cells that may cause your shave to be less effective.

6. Use a moisturizer after shaving to replenish your skin and keep it soft and smooth all day.

This Father’s Day, give the gift of groomed perfection

       
Monday, June 13th, 2011

This Father's Day, give the gift of groomed perfectionWhy should moms be the only ones to get baskets of delectable beauty products? Just because we see more ties, watches and golf caddies fly off the shelf for Father’s Day doesn’t mean that Dad won’t appreciate (and secretly long for) a way to pamper himself come June 19.

This Father’s Day, think outside the gift box and consider a few items your dad might love in the line of soaps, shaving products, fragrances, skincare products and so much more.

Skincare

Even if you’ve got the burliest mountain man on this side of the Rockies for a father, his skin still has all kinds of needs that must be cared for vis a vis a high-quality face wash or moisturizer. There’s nothing your old man will love more than scrubbing down with a Baxter of California Facial Scrub or an Anthony Logistics Mud Scrub Exfoliating Bar after a long day at the mines – proverbial or otherwise. Top it off with a moisturizer that’s especially designed for his skin type (if he’s prone to lots of sweat and even occasional adult acne, look for an oil-free formula).

Shaving 101

It’s no secret – men love to shave, and just about any guy will appreciate a nice shaving kit. Include a pre-shave treatment, luxurious shaving cream, that high-quality razor he’s been longing for, and of course, an intoxicating aftershave splash or balm. If you’re really thinking in fancy terms, treat him to a top-quality shaving brush such as the Baxter of California Bog Wood Pure Badger Hair Shave Brush. For those in a bind, the eShave Ultimate Shaving Kit will save you time and deliver Daddy the ultimate shaving treat.

For the sun god in your life

If there’s nothing your dad loves more than hanging ten at the beach, spending all day on the golf course or extreme hang-gliding off his favorite cliff-face, put that piece of equipment away and consider addressing his other outdoor needs. A Jack Black Sun Guard Oil-Free Very Water/Sweat Resistant Sunscreen SPF 30+ will be the answer to all of his skin protection needs, whether he’s trying his hand at a pro surfing competition or napping pool-side with a wedge of lime in his beer. And even if he started his skincare routine a little later in life, the Cellex-C Sun Rescue Gel can help visibly reduce aging effects caused by excessive sun exposure.

Eau de Father’s Day

Has he had his eye on the new cologne by his favorite designer? Why not be one step ahead of him and show him how much you care with a Giorgio Armani Armani Code for Men, or a Ralph Lauren Polo Double Black for Men Eau de Toilette Spray? After all, Dad should smell as good as he looks and feels.

For the man who has it all

Your dad may have his own personal world at his feet, but there’s nothing like a big, heaping gift set to make him feel like he’s got it all. The Caswell-Massey Sandalwood Worldly Pleasures Collection comes in an attractive box with an ancient world map design on it, replete with cologne, conditioning shampoo, talc and woodgrain bath soap. If you’d like to treat Dad to a complete at-home facial, consider the Jack Black Clear Solution Skin Purifying Set. It comes with a daily facial cleanser with aloe and sage leaf, a complexion solution razor bump and acne treatment with salicylic acid and green tea as well as a detox clay mask/spot treatment with kaolin, witch hazel and organic sea kelp.

Shaving treats to bring you to the razor’s edge of delight

       
Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Shaving treats to bring you to the razor's edge of delight We know shaving is a routine task for most men and women, but who said it had to be a droll, monotonous activity? You can turn your grooming sessions into regular treats for yourself by investing in a few choice products.

Ladies may well be tired of their razor routine, and for good reason. Many products just aren’t designed to keep up with the needs of women with sensitive skin. Why not opt for something along the lines of a MOOM Organic Hair Removal Kit with Rose Essence? These formulas are gentle, and with aromatic rose, you’ll get the pampering experience you secretly crave.

If you’re not so ready to ditch the shaving cream, it’s highly recommended that you indulge your senses with a fragrant product – Whish Shave Crave Shave Cream comes in intoxicating lemongrass, pomegranate and almond scents.

As for men, you may not only need a new lather to bring you to shave heaven, but an after-shave upgrade may be in the works for you. Take Caswell-Massey‘s After Shave Balm for a spin – its formula contains a blend of natural oils, sea kelp and algae with natural extracts and vitamin.