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Best Gifts for The Beauty Lover

       
Friday, December 12th, 2014

Best Gifts for The Beauty LoverHoliday gift ideas may not come easily, especially for those who are not fond of shopping. There are several online stores and eCommerce options that specialize in a number of different industries and genres. These solutions make it simple to shop for the man or woman who seems to have everything. When a gift recipient has a special interest or hobby, the search for the perfect gift becomes narrower and directed toward a specific product or service. Anyone who is into beauty regiments and skincare treatments will be pleased with the great new holiday collections by some of the most trusted names in the business.

Consider Gift Sets
Attempting to make a purchase of multiple beauty products or skincare enhancements is typically much smoother when the products are bought in tandem. Gift sets are not only more economically priced, but they are also conveniently and beautifully wrapped. This single step approach saves the giver both time and resources. The Philosophy Pink Marshmallow Buttercream Trio makes a fun gift because it encompasses many different facets of a daily beauty routine. Gift sets like this one include a bath or shower gel, scented lotion, and a bonus item for good measure. In this case, a moisturizing lip shine adds the finishing touch to morning preparations.

Remember The Men
Gift sets are not just for the ladies, and many popular brands are specifically catering to the male audience. Today most men are keenly aware of the benefits of proper skincare. Certain occupations, especially those that include outdoor work, can result in dry or rough skin. Men can now protect their hands and face from chapping and cracking, which can be extremely painful. One of the easiest gifts to choose for a man is a shaving product or gift set. The Art of Shaving Skin Care Kit features a host of products meant to prepare skin for shaving and then provide lasting protection.

Add Some Glamour
Every woman wants to feel beautiful and desirable. Sometimes they spend so much time as caregivers that they fail to take time to adequately care for themselves. Cosmetics are a great gift for the girl who wants to look and feel her very best. A gift that allows a woman to pamper herself through a massage, manicure, or pedicure will be much appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed. Bold and flashy cosmetics are great ideas for the woman who wants to make a statement. The flirtatious Sexyback Lip and Nail Duet from the Deborah Lippmann collection is the perfect accent gift or stocking stuffer from ladies who love to have fun with their makeup and accessories. Ladies who prefer a more practical approach to life but still have a great sense of humor will get a kick out of the Bliss Crown Jewels or Buttah Bling gift sets.

Regardless of the number of tasks at hand for the season, shoppers are sure to find the perfect choices for all the men and women on their gift list. Leading brands have made their most coveted products available in convenient packaging to make the shopping experience seamless and productive. Many shoppers are bound to be so impressed with their skills that they will decide to pick up a few key products for themselves during their shopping excursions.

Would you date a dude who wears makeup?

       
Friday, June 29th, 2012

Would you date a guy who wears makeup?Before you start imagining your guy standing in front of the mirror painstakingly applying eyeliner and mascara, realize that we're talking about makeup that's a bit more subtle – like concealer or tinted moisturizer to even out his complexion. Apparently, Emma Stone said she wouldn't mind dating a guy who wears tinted moisturizer, as it's necessary on camera, reports Allure Magazine. But would you?

The first thing you do when you spot a zit is probably reach for the same types of products, so who's to say a guy can't do the same? Red, angry pimples aren't ideal no matter what sex you are. However, most guys would balk at the thought of putting something like this on their face, so they're more likely to want preventative products that will keep acne from surfacing in the first place.

Exfoliation is one way to make sure that no dead skin cells are clogging up pores, so your guy might like Jack Black – Face Buff Energizing Scrub. Not only does it smooth skin and feel cool to the touch, but it helps prep the skin for a closer shave. Bonus! A moisturizer is also a great product that'll keep your guy's skin soft and clear, so try adding something like Baxter of California – Oil Free Moisturizer to his routine. It's a lot better than having to cake on makeup!

What gift will you get Dad this Father’s Day?

       
Thursday, June 7th, 2012

What will you get your dad this Father's Day?Even though Mother’s Day tends to overshadow the holiday devoted to dads everywhere, celebrating Father’s Day this June 17 with a thoughtful gift is still a good way to show your father that you’re grateful for all he’s done for you. But what will you get him? Some dads seem to have everything they could possibly want! Here are several ideas to help you decide on the perfect present this Father’s Day.

1. Tickets to see his favorite sports team. Whether it’s for a baseball game this summer or a football game next season, chances are your dad will love the opportunity to watch his favorite team play. Get two tickets so you, Mom or a friend can accompany him for the perfect day out.

2. A deluxe shaving kit like eShave – Start Up Kit. It comes with a genuine badger brush, which exfoliates, softens and raises the hair for a shave that’s as close as possible. The set also includes a pre-shave oil, shave cream and after shave cream, all in a convenient black travel bag. Stubble will be a thing of the past for your dapper dad!

3. A home brewing kit. Does your father have a taste for cold, delicious brews? Instead of taking him out for a night at the local brewery, get your dad everything he needs to create his own ale. A couple of beer mugs to go with the set will ensure that he’ll be able to taste his masterpiece in style.

4. Anti-aging skincare products like Jack Black – Line Smoother Face Moisturizer. If your dad has started to complain about the fact that he’s getting older, a few choice skincare products to combat fine lines, wrinkles and age spots might be just the thing to lift his spirits. Lightweight and oil-free, your dad will barely notice that he’s wearing this moisturizer – until he starts seeing results!

5. The latest gadget. If you have siblings who can help you buy a splurge-worthy item for Dad, why not get him up-to-date on the latest technologies? Whether he’s into computers, eBooks, cameras, smartphones, mp3 players or television, there’s likely a new product out that he’d love to get his hands on.

6. A classic yet cool tie. If you think your father could use a bit of direction when it comes to his fashion tastes, you might be doing him a favor by providing him with a go-to tie to wear for special occasions. Choose one that complements his personality and favorite color scheme so he’ll always look dashing.

7. A new fragrance, like RALPH LAUREN – Polo For Men Eau de Toilette Spray. If your dad doesn’t have a signature scent to call his own, he’d likely jump at the chance to impress your mom with a manly new cologne.

8. Tools to help him get his grill on. If your dad considers himself the master of the grill, a few new accessories designed to help him make the most of his skills might be the perfect present. Spatulas, serving plates, aprons, marinades and spices are all fair game.

9. A beach kit. If your dad enjoys nothing more than a relaxing day by the shore, a beach kit might be a great idea. A brand new cooler, a plush towel, a new swimsuit and a sunblock like Dermalogica – Daily Defense Block SPF15 are all good choices that he’ll get a lot of use out of.

10. A poker set. Does your father like to get together with his guy friends every now and then for a game of poker? If he doesn’t already have his own set of chips and a table to play on, you can bring the party to his house by supplying him with all the goods.

What gift will you get Dad this Father’s Day?

       
Thursday, June 7th, 2012

What will you get your dad this Father's Day?Even though Mother’s Day tends to overshadow the holiday devoted to dads everywhere, celebrating Father’s Day this June 17 with a thoughtful gift is still a good way to show your father that you’re grateful for all he’s done for you. But what will you get him? Some dads seem to have everything they could possibly want! Here are several ideas to help you decide on the perfect present this Father’s Day.

1. Tickets to see his favorite sports team. Whether it’s for a baseball game this summer or a football game next season, chances are your dad will love the opportunity to watch his favorite team play. Get two tickets so you, Mom or a friend can accompany him for the perfect day out.

2. A deluxe shaving kit like eShave – Start Up Kit. It comes with a genuine badger brush, which exfoliates, softens and raises the hair for a shave that’s as close as possible. The set also includes a pre-shave oil, shave cream and after shave cream, all in a convenient black travel bag. Stubble will be a thing of the past for your dapper dad!

3. A home brewing kit. Does your father have a taste for cold, delicious brews? Instead of taking him out for a night at the local brewery, get your dad everything he needs to create his own ale. A couple of beer mugs to go with the set will ensure that he’ll be able to taste his masterpiece in style.

4. Anti-aging skincare products like Jack Black – Line Smoother Face Moisturizer. If your dad has started to complain about the fact that he’s getting older, a few choice skincare products to combat fine lines, wrinkles and age spots might be just the thing to lift his spirits. Lightweight and oil-free, your dad will barely notice that he’s wearing this moisturizer – until he starts seeing results!

5. The latest gadget. If you have siblings who can help you buy a splurge-worthy item for Dad, why not get him up-to-date on the latest technologies? Whether he’s into computers, eBooks, cameras, smartphones, mp3 players or television, there’s likely a new product out that he’d love to get his hands on.

6. A classic yet cool tie. If you think your father could use a bit of direction when it comes to his fashion tastes, you might be doing him a favor by providing him with a go-to tie to wear for special occasions. Choose one that complements his personality and favorite color scheme so he’ll always look dashing.

7. A new fragrance, like RALPH LAUREN – Polo For Men Eau de Toilette Spray. If your dad doesn’t have a signature scent to call his own, he’d likely jump at the chance to impress your mom with a manly new cologne.

8. Tools to help him get his grill on. If your dad considers himself the master of the grill, a few new accessories designed to help him make the most of his skills might be the perfect present. Spatulas, serving plates, aprons, marinades and spices are all fair game.

9. A beach kit. If your dad enjoys nothing more than a relaxing day by the shore, a beach kit might be a great idea. A brand new cooler, a plush towel, a new swimsuit and a sunblock like Dermalogica – Daily Defense Block SPF15 are all good choices that he’ll get a lot of use out of.

10. A poker set. Does your father like to get together with his guy friends every now and then for a game of poker? If he doesn’t already have his own set of chips and a table to play on, you can bring the party to his house by supplying him with all the goods.

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.

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.

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.

Top reasons for men to exfoliate

       
Friday, February 25th, 2011

Top reasons for men to exfoliateMen are typically accustomed to a skincare routine of their own, but that doesn’t mean they can’t borrow a few pointers from their female friends every now and then. Though guys usually stick to a simple face cleanser and aftershave, there are many added benefits to using an exfoliator.

Exfoliating can help remove dead cells to create a healthier, brighter complexion as well as even out the skin’s surface. Not only are they great for cleaning the pores, but they can make the skin much more supple in the process.

For men, these products have the added benefit of promoting cell renewal and buffing the epidermis, which is subject to irritation and uneven texture after shaving.

Many exfoliating products, such as Baxter of California Facial Scrub, contain moisturizing ingredients such as aloe and honey to give guys some much-needed hydration.

Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub is designed to prep skin for shaving by smoothing its surface. Regular usage also helps combat in-grown hairs and follicles.

Tips to keep a November beard looking great

       
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Tips to keep a November beard looking greatOctober is almost over and for many men across the country, that means one thing – the beginning of Novembeard. For those unfamiliar with the month-long tradition, it is merely a designated period when men agree not to shave for 30 days.

However, since Thanksgiving, a time when many guys travel home to see loved ones, falls toward the end of the month, those participating in the beard-growing challenge may look especially scruffy

Instead of preparing for questions from distant relatives about your appearance – or worse, forgoing Novembeard – men can use a few products to help maintain their facial hair.

While shaving or trimming of any kind is frowned upon, men can keep their faces looking great by using a shampoo, like L’Occitane Cade Shower Gel for Body and Hair, to clean their beards as often as they wash the hair on their heads. Anthony Logistics Every Day Conditioner is formulated to moisturize and protect skin, and soften facial hair.

Additionally, men should use a moisturizer, such as Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, to make sure the skin underneath the beard is well-conditioned, to reduce the itchiness that scruff can lead to.