We’re not saying every man should follow Patrick Bateman’s morning routine, but it doesn’t hurt us guys to take care of ourselves either. eShave recently came out with a new line of men’s skin products, including White Tea Eye Cream. Enriched with good stuff such as Vitamin E, the cream helps remove puffiness and tightens the skin around the eye. We’ve tried it and can attest that it’s definitely worth the extra five seconds it takes in the morning.
We wanted to share yet another cool Kickstarter project, the EDGUP, a simple grooming tool that allows you to trim up the back of your hair at home – by yourself. Perfect for cleaning up in-between haircuts, the EDGUP will keep you looking sharp without the extra trip to the barber. They also have a great pledging option for the Kickstarter (ending today, so hurry and check it out), which sends one EDGUP to you, and one to a US military veteran.
The holidays are now here and we thought it would be best to help our wonderful readers with a simple Gift Guide. We compiled gifts into multiple categories and included guy products ranging from $5-$25k – so there’s something for every budget. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and hope this guide provides inspiration for your gifting this year!
Admittedly, I was a little skeptical about “shaving soap” before I used it, but after eShave sent Frachelli their Lavender Shaving Soap Bowl my reservations were set to rest. The soap quickly lathered up when whisked with a shaving brush and allowed for a clean, close, and irritation-free shave. Plus, if you have the room to set it on your vanity, the nickel plated bowl also looks pretty swanky. $34 with the bowl, and available in two other scents (Mandarin, Avocado Oil & Linden).
The toothbrush is a pretty simple tool, but there’s always room for improvement. The Rinser Brush Concept from Amron will also function as a rinsing fountain when placed under your faucet. Plus, it reduces waste by having replaceable heads, so you won’t have to completely ditch your toothbrush every time the bristles wear out.
We recently did a post on The Art of Shaving 4 Elements Kit and the folks at The Art of Shaving were kind enough to send Frachelli some of their products to try out. To start on my several day scruff, I applied the Ocean Kelp Pre-Shave Gel and then used the handmade Silvertip Badger Brush to lather my face up with Unscented Shaving Cream. (Using the brush was my favorite part of the shave, but I quickly learned that you only really need a dab or two of the cream as it really spreads as you brush it across your face) Next, on to the slightly intimidating Power Shave Razor complete with a Gillette Fusion cartrdige. Not only does the razor vibrate, but it also has a built in spotlight so you can truly see what the hell you are doing. The end result, I happily slapped on the After-Shave Balm after a very enjoyable and clean shave with no cuts and no irritation. Granted I’ve only used the products twice, but I typically cut myself EVERY time with my standard shaving supplies, and therefore I’m already extremely pleased. The Art of Shaving products may be a bit costly, but if you want a consistent, comfortable, clean and enjoyable shave – it’s worth it if you can afford it.
We came across another cool Kickstarterproject, the Old Familiar Comb Bottle Opener. Pretty simple as invention goes, but it may be the ultimate hipster accessory. Designed by a “beer drinking barber” this stainless steel comb also functions as, you guessed it, a bottle opener. Also check out the JackHawk 9000 Bottle Opening Sunglasses.
In the spirit of sport and the summer olympics, Lacoste has released a limited edition of their men’s fragrance Eau de Lacoste. This “Beauty of the Game” version comes in a special packaging that features features 10 crocodile images- the brand’s conic logo- that embodies flags from countries all around the world (U.S.A., Spain, France, Argentina, Australia, UK, Brazil, Japan, Germany, and South Africa). Plus, we got to sample some and it smells quite nice – which is also very important for cologne. Available at Bloomingdale’s for $62.
Even if you rock a stache or other facial manscaping, there’s nothing like a good close shave. Dragging a razor across your face isn’t always the most pleasurable experience so treat yourself to some quality shaving products. The Art of Shaving 4 Elements Shaving Kit has you covered with pre-shave Oil (2 fl. oz.), shaving cream (5.3 fl. oz.), after-shave balm (4 fl. oz.), and the pure badger shaving brush. Also makes a great man gift.