July 29, 2005

July 29, 2005

When It Comes to Guys, What's Normal?

Here's a chance to find out how other guys really do things without having to ask all those self-incriminating questions. With chapters like "Before the Mirror and in the John", When It Comes to Guys, What's Normal?, the latest book by Bernice Kanner, explores the some of the more private moments in the average man's day. Our friends at Gillette have provided some of the funding for the book and some of the shaving-related statistics:

How many sport facial hair and how do they deal with it? (46 percent have no facial hair, while 12 percent show stubble; 90 percent of all American men shave away their facial hair with 72 percent using a razor and blade)
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July 28, 2005

Strong Enough For A Man, But Made For A Woman

29012880_d3d4016d2e.jpgOh the dirty underbelly of the shaving cream business has been exposed. And it turns out that underbelly is... a pretty good looking woman with smooth legs.

Unbeknownst to Todd Lappin, Gillette secretly replaced his shaving gel (and by extension every other bottle of Gillette men's shaving gel out there) with women's Satin Care. Will he notice the difference?

Thankfully the whole drama is documented on flickr, with before and after photos. Is it real or is it photoshop? We report, you decide.

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July 27, 2005

Shaving Oil from Pacific Shaving Company

As a counterpoint to yesterday's five step shaving procedures, Pacific Shaving Company offers a much simpler solution. A couple of drops of their All Natural Shaving Oil and you're off to the races. Easy to use (see their simple directions), packed with natural ingredients, and backed by a money-back guarantee.

Shaving oil is not for everyone. My personal experience with other shaving oils is that they can make a great base for whatever shaving cream you're normally using, however I know a lot of people have success with just the oil. It's certainly less messy and easier to see your face. See if it's right for you!

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July 26, 2005

Anthony - Logistics for Men

molly.jpgWhen he was younger, he may have delivered Prince spaghetti sauce to your house on Wednesday nights. Now, he's delivering high-quality shaving products to your face every morning.

OK, so he's not the same Anthony, but he may have a similarly long lasting impression. Feast your whiskers on this: Glycerin Cleansing Bar, Pre-Shave Oil, Vitamin and Hops Infused Shave Cream, Toner, and finally Allantoin, Benzocaine, and Aloe Afer-Shave Balm. Are you in heaven now or what?

Is it a little pricey? Sure. But you know what - you're worth it. Your face it worth it.

Anthony.com has a great set of kits if you're looking to sample a little bit of everything.

Do yourself a favor and splurge on some high-end, high-quality shaving products.

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July 25, 2005

More Gift Ideas from King of Shaves

devil.jpgHere are a great assortment of gift ideas from King of Shaves. They've got sets of shaving creams and clensers for men and women, travel sets for those on the go, and a Barnet Box with fish-themed products. Don't tell me you don't have an uncle who loves to fish (and shave). Pay close attention to where these sets are available. Some are only available in the UK, and some are only available in the US.

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July 22, 2005

Welcome to Your Straight Razor

nashvilleknifeshop_1855_3493904.gifThe knifecenter.com has this great reprint of instructions and tips from DOVO, a large European manufacturer of straight razors. The page offers information such as the anatomy of a straight razor, care and sharpening techniques, and as well as some "personal observations" by Arthur Boone, who runs RazorCentral.

Speaking of RazorCentral - this site is by far the most thorough treatment of straight razors I have ever seen. Arthur has a big ol' warning on the homepage of his site which expressly prohibits the use of any contents without his prior permission, so I'll refrain from my normal habit of posting a preview snippet before sending you over there. But please visit RazorCentral if you have any interest in straight razors at all. You'll be overwhelmed (in a good way) with all the information.

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July 21, 2005

Women's Shaving Tips from About.com

abT.gifI'm not a big fan of About.com, but I recently came across a set of pages devoted to women's shaving issues which are pretty good. This one covers ten common mistakes when shaving your legs. Another provides ten tips for a happier, more confortable shave. I've linked to the stripped-down printer version of this page since I can't stand the clutter of ads and navigation in a normal About.com page, however it appears that About will redirect you to the clutter page if you attempt to do this. They're too smart.

Here are a few more links worth checking out:

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July 19, 2005

Breej - Also for Razor Bumps and Ingrown Hairs

breejlogoleft.gifYesterday we talked about Follique, one of many lotions which aims to reduce the irritation of razor bumps and ingrown hairs due to the shaving of curly hair. Here's the counterpoint to that argument from Breej:

Shaving Bumps are primarily caused by Trauma from Shaving, resulting in inflammation of the shaved area manifested as "bumps" as the body reacts to the trauma, compounded at times by the reaction of damaged Melanin Cells

Read more about their scientific research on their How It Works page, and then consider trying out some of their products. They'll even give you free shaving advice on the phone or over email. That's tough to beat.

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July 18, 2005

Follique - For Razor Bumps and Ingrown Hairs

According to Follique's website, many men and women with curly hair, including a large number of African Americans, suffer from razor bumps and ingrown hairs. Shaving curly hair actually increases the hair's curliness, causing it to grow back downward into the skin.

In men, the condition commonly affects the anterior neckline, the chin, and maxillary prominence of the cheeks. In women, the condition commonly affects the legs and bikini line area.

While Follique points out the only true cure is to not shave, they admit this is not a "viable option" for most.

Follique currently sells two types of lotions to treat razor bumps and ingrown hairs, both for $21.95 and both available at their website's store. They have a money-back guarantee, so you're really got very little to lose... except of course those annoying ingrown hairs.

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July 15, 2005

What's New This Weekend on the Blogpire - Win $50 and $25?

See the latest news from all of our weblogs this weekend. If you want to win $50 visit Single Serve Coffee.com and if you want to win $25 visit Kitchen Contraptions.com. Visit both and win $75!

Single Serve Coffee.com (Single Serve Coffee & Coffee Pod News) is giving away $50 bucks! Sign Up for their Mailing List & Win $50, Review: BetterPods Sumatra Mandheling Coffee Pods by Single Serve Coffee.com, and a Review: Wolfgang Instant Hot Latte by Single Serve Coffee.com.

Kitchen Contraptions.com (Kitchen Gadgets & Reviews) is giving away $25 bucks! Sign Up for Kitchen Contraptions.com Mailing List & Win $25, and covered the Vacu-Vin Wine Saver System and started a series on Orka Oven Mitt: Our Money Where Our Mouth Is.

Just The Chips.com (Poker Chips & Poker News) has more news of Poker-Playing Robots Battle For $100,000 Pot and World Poker Tour down as poker champion's bid evaporates. Shaving Stuff.com (Shaving for Men & Women) covered the spoof of Maria Sharapova Shaving Tips, Shave your head, and the Philips BodyGroom

What's All The Racquet.com (Tennis Racquet News & Reviews) covered Hewitt Goes Shopping for New Sponsors and Spaghetti Stringing. TV Snob.com (LCD & HDTV Reviews & TV News) went nuts on Friday with It's Giant PROJECTION LCD Screen Friday!!!, 11 New LCD & Plasma TVs from Hitachi, and th eArchos AV 700 Portable DVR & Video Player.

Shirt Snob.com (All things Shirts - trust us) found too much to cover. Some highlights included: Accessory Friday-Holly Aiken bags, Ingwa; Melero Charmeuse Halter Top with Rhinestones, and Boho-print babydoll top by Banana Republic. GPS Lodge.com (GPS Receivers & News) didn't get lost all week and covered Personal Securer GPS, New Pontus MP3 Player with GPS, and the Sazo Mobile Phone GPS.

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Maria Sharapova Shaving Tips

You might think that I'd be the kind of person who would go to great lengths to associate Maria Sharapova and shaving, just to put a picture of her on this site. And you might be right. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let me say up front that this article is a joke. It comes from TheSpoof.com, an aspiring Onion site, and it's kind of funny, if perhaps a tad over the line.

“One thing I do for all my fans is to make sure that I give my body a good overall shave before each match. You know, we Russian girls have more than a little peach fuzz here and there to contend with. When we're not playing tennis for a couple months, we don't bother shaving every day."

Oh Maria... Someday perhaps we'll get the truth. Until then, you can read the full article on Maria Sharapova's shaving tips here.

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July 14, 2005

Shave your head

hslogo_big.pngHeadShaver.org is a great site devoted to all the information you'd ever need regarding shaving your head. Product reviews, FAQs, links, polls, even advice for women looking for follow Natalie Portman's latest 'do. There also a wealth of knowledge in the Headshaver's Log section from various people who have written in with tips and tricks about which razors to use, acne problems, and razor bumps. Great site.

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July 13, 2005

Buy Online from Razors Direct

razorsdirect.jpgSay hello to our new friends at Razors Direct, an online shaving resource you need to know about. Razors Direct offers a wide range of blades for your Gillette and Schick razors. Mach3? Got 'em. Mach3 Turbo? Got 'em. M3 Power? Dude, got 'em.

What's more, Razors Direct offers an automatic refill program. Monthly or bi-monthly they'll mail you a new pack without you even having to think about it. No more early morning runs to the store. This check's in the mail.

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July 12, 2005

Philips BodyGroom

If H. G. Wells went forward in time and brought back the future of shaving, it might look an awful lot like the Philips BodyGroom. How's this for specs?

  • Wet and dry shaving
  • Shaves beards *and* body hair
  • Rechargeable
  • Kick-ass design

The blue attachment in the picture is removeable, so you can either get a super close shave on your face, or leave it on and trim your body hair.

The Philips BodyGroom is available in England for £35 from www.shavers.co.uk. No word yet on a US release date, but we'll keep you posted when we find out.

UPDATE: The Bodygroom is available at Amazon for $39.99.

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July 9, 2005

July 8, 2005

Schick offers Tunes to Shave By

schick_women.gifIt's Ladies' Night! Schick and Universal Music Enterprises have just launched "Tunes to Shave By", a promotion where specially marked packages of Schick's new Quattro for women come with five free song downloads. And yes, "Ladies Night" from Kool and the Gang is available, along with a fine selection of female-themed classics. Already bought one? Click on over to the Schick MusicShop Web site at www.quattroforwomen.com/tunestoshaveby. and redeem yourself. iPod owners beware - the songs are in Windows WMA format, so you won't be kickin' it with your shower shuffle.

Read the whole press release here.

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July 7, 2005

Shave and a Haircut

OK, so this isn't a product you can use on your own face, but think about this as broadening your horizon. And for all you Cinema 4D users out there who happening to be trolling shaving sites, serendipity!

Shave and a Haircut is the revolutionary hair generation system from Joe Alter that makes it easy to add hair to your 3D models.

Intrigued, it clicked over to the Shave FAQ where I was confronted with this question:

Does Shave support HyperNURBS?

Rest assured that the answer is yes, and rest doubly assured that I have no idea what a HyperNURB is, but that's why god invented google.

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July 6, 2005

Blue Willow Shaving Mug

I think the world needs more visibility into the world of shaving mugs. Sure it's old school, but old school means someone had it right at some point in time. I can see using this instead of letting the water run. This Blue Willow Painted Shaving Mug is just too classic and we think it would make a great shaving mug to get your shaving mug collection started.

At Blue Willow Painted Porcelain Shaving Mug

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July 2, 2005

What's New & Exciting from the Blogpire?

What's new & exciting from the Blogpire? Single Serve Coffee.com has news Senseo Coming to an American Bed & Breakfast Near You, how to Keep Your Single Serve Coffee Hot!, and a review on Coolbrew Coffee. Kitchen Contraptions.com covered Coffee Makers, Rehti Design Flower Print Griddle, Kershaw Color Fish Knife, and LG Remote Monitoring Laundry System.

Just The Chips.com has some info on Weird Poker Games, Personalized Casino Quality Chips, andNEW TEXAS HOLD'EM Poker Chips. Shaving Stuff.com was also busy giving advice for Grooms, a Straight Razor Primer and Heavy Duty Shaving Cream.

What's All The Racquet.com has Congratulations to the Wimbledon Semi-Finalists!, Ancient Roman Inspiration for Tennis Racquets?, and news Andy Murray picking up Head as a racquet sponsor. TV Snob.com covered the Slingbox and other stuff including: Appliance ''Placeshifts'' the Living Room TV, Slingbox Review at Slingbox411.com, and other news on How To Buy A Home Projector, and HDTV: Terms To Know.

Shirt Snob.com covered too many shirts to count including: Ballerina Wrap by Susana Monaco, Grecian influence by Cynthia Vincent, La Fem Blouse, and Lotta Stensson halter top. And last but not least, GPS Lodge.com has news of New GPS Units from palmOne.

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