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Category: Men’s Grooming & Skincare

24 Oct

Gucci Bamboo Cuir Leather Suitcase

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There are two types of people in this world: those who penny-pinch when traveling and those who don't. If you liken yourself to the latter, then you might as well travel with style and take this bamboo cuir leather suitcase from Gucci with you. This leather luggage bag, measuring an airport-friendly 18.5" x 12.6" x 5.5", is not only great for a weekend getaway, it's also utilitarian with its plentiful pockets. There's an interior smart phone and zip pocket, as well as zip closures in the front and for the leather tags. What we love about this cuir leather suitcase is its hardened bamboo handle. This bag is in fact an extension of Gucci's iconic 'Bamboo Bag' range which began more...
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14 Aug

Best Men’s Body Wash [2014 Edition]

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A good body wash should help invigorate you and prepare you for the challenges ahead. For most men, this comes down its scent, but the truth is, there is more than what meets the eye when it comes down to shower gels.  A great body wash should awaken the senses and help clear the skin of any impurities. In Summer, it should leave you feeling refreshed, and it in Winter, keep your skin moisturized and not strip its natural oil leaving it dry and flaky. Unlike face washes, body washes usually don't differentiate themselves by skin type. This is because unlike skin on the face which tends to be more soft and sensitive, the skin on our body is thicker is...
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31 May

Best Men’s Skincare Products 2013

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Complete list of the best men's skincare products of 2013 Each year, we see skincare companies invest more and more money into men's skincare products. According to this report, over 9 in 10 men now use skincare products, whether it's facial or body skincare, shaving products or hair care products. A glance at your local supermarket and a search online will confirm this - there are now a plethora of options for men when it comes to taking care of their looks. So the question we're hearing a lot of readers ask is" which skincare products are the best? That's why we've put together  this list of the Best Men's Skincare Products 2013.  If you have any products you...
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26 May

Acqua Essenziale by Salvatore Ferragamo Review

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Acqua Essenziale by Salvatore Ferragamo Salvatore Ferragamo is best known for the shoes they make, but it's about time their colognes get recognition. In the past, the Italian design house has created a range of colognes - F by Ferragamo Black in 2009, and more recently Attimo Pour Homme in 2011 - but it's 2013 Acqua Essenziale that stands out from their collection. The first thing that hits you when applying Acqua Essenziale, is that it smells both aromatic and freshly spicy. The mixture of the top notes - grapefruit, mint and tree leaf - give a refreshing aroma that's ideal for Summer. The top notes don't linger for too long - about an hour max - before...
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22 May

Slicked Back Undercut Hairstyle

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Slicked Back Undercut - Men's Hairstyle Trend With the influence of hit shows like BoardWalk Empire, expect to see the slicked back undercut to be the hairstyle of choice for fashion-forward men in the year ahead. Since its origination in the 1920s, the modern slicked back undercut has undergone a facelift and is a surprisingly versatile hairstyle for men of different ages and hair types.   Michael Pitt with the Slicked Back Undercut in BoardWalk Empire Michael Pitt pulls of the slicked back undercut hairstyle with ease in BoardWalk Empire. Of course, he has a hairstylist crew to help out, but if you want to achieve the same look, the key characteristics to the undercut are the short sides and...
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29 Apr

Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch in Tortoise

Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch in Tortoise review
The Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch in Tortoise There's just something retro about tortoise shell, whether it's on the frames of glasses or, in the case of Nixon, on their 42-20 chrono watch. If you're looking for a unisex watch that will bring you from work to play, then the 42-20 Chrono by Nixon is your watch. About the Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch in Tortoise The 42-20 chrono watch by Nixon has as custom six hand Japanese movement with your run of the mill chrono features as well as a handy date feature. The 42-20 chrono has three dial faces as well as a second-hand. Whilst some might find the dial face too complicated, we think it works well and...
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25 Mar

Short Quiff Hairstyle for Men

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Ryan Gosling with the short quiff This year, the short quiff hairstyle has evolved from being a runway haircut seen on male models to the trending haircut. Perhaps its the enduring appeal of shows like Mad Men, but it seems men's hairstyle trends for 2013 are focused on a refined look, channeling a modern urban gentleman. Of course, as with all hairstyle trends, the key thing men should figure out is whether it's suitable for them. Whilst ad campaigns and catwalks show men with quiffs that are very slicked, side-parted and immaculately combed, this might not work for the everyday man – especially those with thinning hair or with high hairlines. Luckily, the quiff is also very adaptable,...
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7 Mar

Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser Review

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One of the major mistakes men (and many women) make when it comes to skincare is they keep to what works. That may sound counter intuitive - after all, why mess with what's right? - but when the seasons change, temperature fluctuates or when humidity kicks in, it's in fact the perfect time to revisit your skincare regime because your body will start to change as it responses to the weather outside. Of course, any skincare regime begins with a good cleanser and it's true that if you get this right, all else follows. As a result, I recently tried out the Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser. Anthony Logistics is one of those brands that's been around for a while and...
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27 Nov

ZIRH Platinum Review – Look at ZIRH Platinum Products

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If you like ZIRH products, then you'll love ZIRH Platinum - the luxury extension of the successful men's skincare brand. According to their website, what sets ZIRH Platinum apart is the advanced use of ingredients and technology as well as their proprietary formulas. As ZIRH's luxury range, the products may be out of a lot of men's budget - on average, the products cost $125. However, if you're looking for effective products with proven ingredients, ZIRH Platinum is well worth your money. Guys who see taking care of themselves as an investment will appreciate the use of  ingredients like watermelon extract, Potassium, Magnesium and Lactate which help maintain skin hydration. On top of this, what is really exciting is the inclusion of...
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25 Nov

bellobox Review

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Some of the products and samples inside bellobox I recently received the new season's bellobox in the mail and decided write this review. For those who don't know, bellobox is a service that sends you a new set of grooming products each quarter. The idea is that you'll get different products delivered to your house, so you can try (and eventually buy) various brand's goods and products. It began with their female counterpart, bellabox, but realising its potential for men, bellobox was created. For Spring, bellobox includes products that reflect the fact that there's more sunlight and that you'll probably be spending more time in the sun. For a $30 subscription per quarter, you get a box chocked...
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19 Nov

What is Aftershave for?

What is aftershave for?
Humans have been using aftershaves since the early 19th century What is an Aftershave? As the name suggests, aftershaves are used by men on their skin after shaving, although there are similar products for women too. Aftershaves come in a various forms like lotion, balm, gel or liquid. Usually, they contain antiseptic ingredients like alcohol to help prevent razor bumps or shaving cuts. Depending on the exact ingredients, aftershaves are often marketed as toners. Why use an Aftershave? Here are several good reasons: Aftershaves help regulate your skin's oil production One of the key ingredient in aftershaves are astringents like alcohol, witch hazel or salicylic acid which help control the skin's production of oil and sebum. This means that men who are...
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14 Nov

Review: Advanced Night Repair by Estee Lauder

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Advanced Night Repair by Estée Lauder Review It's no secret that the skincare market for women is much bigger than that of mens. Billions are poured each year into creating new serums, moisturizers, cleansers etc for the fairer sex. Unfortunately for men, it means we're left with a much smaller pool of products to choose from. But as brands start to recognise men's spending power, this is starting to change. In the mean time though, guys can safely turn to Estée Lauder's iconic Advanced Night Repair if they're concerned about dry and ageing skin. But isn't the Advanced Night Repair for women? The difference between men's skin and women's skin is not profound, meaning that any skincare products 'designed' for women can be also used for men (and vice...
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13 Nov

Bread & Butter Skincare Review

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Bread & Butter's large typeface means you'll never get your products mixed up Bread & Butter Skincare Mens Review Firstly, the Bread & Butter team get props for not putting fragrance in their products. Guys with sensitive skin or have acne will appreciate this. Their products are also well-formulated and contain proven ingredients like Glycerin, Vitamin A, C and E. In particular, the Bread &Butter moisturizers deserve a shout out since they include Sorbitol, a humectant which prevents moisture loss and hydrates the skin by pulling water from the air. Ingredients aside, men who travel often and take flights appreciate like that all the products are carry-on approved. Which Bread & Butter products should you choose? Face Moisturizer Texture-wise, is a non-greasy moisturizer....
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22 Oct

Men’s Hairstyles 2013: Short Crop

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The Short Crop in 2013 Of the various men's hairstyles seen on the runway for Spring/Summer 2013, the most versatile is the short crop. Whether executed with a textured or a slicked side-part look, the short crop was a popular choice amongst designers. Off the catwalk, the short crop is also a popular choice. Not only is it easy to achieve, but it's also simple to maintain. Many men often want a new look for the season ahead, so bookmark this page or print the below images as reference for your hairstylist. Short Crop: How to Get the Look Monica Watts of Lawson's Mens Hair says the key to 2013's approach to the short crop is to re-style the traditional 'short back and sides'. “The...
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12 Oct

Best Men’s Cologne Review: Woody Notes

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Of all the senses, it's the scent of something that triggers our memories. It's one of the most powerful senses, able to conjure imagination and fantasy, evoke emotions and make a lasting impression. This means that colognes are more than just about smelling nice. It's about showing who you are without even saying a word. Depending on what you put on your skin, a mere whiff reveals who you are. Notes in Men's Cologne Perfumery reveals there are three 'notes' to a scent – top/head notes, middle/heart notes, and base notes – each denoting a group of smells that can be sensed with respect to the time after the application of a cologne. Top/head notes last the least time (it's the scent that hits...
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7 Oct

Comme des Garcons Parfums Unisex White Eau de Toilette

Comme des Garcons Parfums Unisex White Eau de Toilette
Japanese brand Comme des Garcon always comes with quirky, unusual and left of center designs. Their colognes – like the Unisex White Eau de Toilette – is no exception. Staying in line with the brand's original Eau de Toilette, the Unisex White also features spices for top notes, using Pepper, Cinnamon Leaf and Coriander for a stimulating punch. But it also contains white flowers like White May Rose and Lily of the Valley to bring out light florals that calm the spices. Also using a mixture of sweet Pomegranate, Cloves, Nutmeg and Cedar Wood, the Unisex White Eau de Toilette is one of those fragrances you'll either love or hate, but if you love it, you'll definitely get hooked. [SHOP]  ...
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5 Oct

Elta MD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47

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As any dermatologist will tell you, the sun is one of the main causes of skin cancer and also one of the biggest contributors to ageing skin. Consequently, as someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, it's important that not only do I not get burnt, but that I also keep damaging UV rays at bay. Recently, I bought the Elta MD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 which I've found to be one of the best sunscreens I've used. What do I mean by 'best'? I personally have two measures when choosing sunscreens: 1) Is it a natural sunscreen? 2) And does it leave a white streak on my face ? The Elta MD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 passes both these tests. Firstly,...
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3 Oct

Five Products to Treat Dark Under Eye Circles

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Dark under eye circles are a problem that plague men and women of all ages. While a lot of people think its main cause is a lack of sleep, the truth is, allergies, genes and diet also play an important factor. The skin under the eye is the thinnest, meaning it's most vulnerable to wear and tear. If you don't take good care of them, they are often the first signs of ageing. By that time, no amount of product can help get rid of dark under eye circles. Scroll below for the top products proven to fight dark under eye circles Simple fixes for dark under eye circles A lot of treatments exist for dark under eye circles, but...
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