November 30, 2005

November Wrap-Up

Another full month for ShavingStuff.

We had several reviews of shaving products, one for Billy Jealousy, one for KENMEN, and one reader review for the Tweezerman Deluxe Shaving Brush. The second half of the KENMEN review will come later this month.

Lots of emphasis on head-shaving this month. The HeadBlade and the DOVO Head Shaver are the two leaders in this category. Plus we found a website were you can upload a photo of yourself and see how you'd look bald.

We covered the launch of BuzzSkin, an online store featuring all the high-end shaving products you've come to know and love. And we even checked out the Conair Chrome Hot Lather Machine. Still can't get my head around this thing.

Big month ahead with the holidays approaching. Be sure to check out our holiday gift guide for suggestions on shaving-related gifts. We'll keep it updated with anything new that comes up, so check back often.

Thanks for a great month!

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November 29, 2005

Straight Razors at PremiumKnives.com

And while we're on the subject of DOVO, check out the large selection at PremiumKnives.com. There are some absolutely beautiful straight razors, like the WellShaven 5/8 inch Straight Razor Stainless Steel blade with Pearlx Handle, pictured to the right. This thing is $139.99, but just look at it. Mother of Pearl (pearlx?) handle and engraved blade. Totally classy.

Here's another one that caught my eye - the WellShaven Embroidery Scissors by Dovo (pictured left), now in stork form. A little gaudy? Yes. But again, classy, and only $30.95. Imagine trimming your whiskers with these feathers every day.

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November 29, 2005

More Headshaving From DOVO

Headshaving. It's all the rage. Here's your other option - the DOVO All Stainless Steel "Head Shaver". If you're still shaving your head with a regular razor, it's time for a change. If you want new-fangled modern yellow polymer, you want the HeadBlade. If you want old-school classic stainless steel, you want the DOVO.

Our easy-to-use ergonomic design securely holds on to three fingers, improving control so you don't miss anything. Also incorporates an effective guide to maintain proper blade angle even without looking.

Our clever interchangeable cartridge system allows you to choose from any of the popular Pivoting Twin Blade cartridges made by Merkur, Gillette, or Schick. Use of pivoting cartridges allows the blades to follow the irregular contours of the head providing a closer shave.

The DOVO "Head Shaver" is $19.99 at ClassicShaving.com

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November 28, 2005

2005 Holiday Gift Guide from Shaving Stuff.com

holiday_guide.jpgShaving-Cream Sets
Here are some great shaving gift sets for around $50. These sets generally include shaving cream, after-shave, and some include a shaving brush and a travel bag. Overall these are a great value. I wish they ran these specials all year-round.
The Perfect Shave from Anthony - Logistics for Men - $50
Lather Up! from The Art of Shaving - $50
Ultimate Shaving Set from a|MEN|ity - $59
Shave System Gift Set from Billy Jealousy - $60
The Usual Suspects "The Line-Up" from Sharps - $45

Electric Razors
There are a ton of electric razors on the market right now. Some simple points to look for when making a decision - get a wet/dry electric which can be used in the shower, and look for attachments which can help you keep sideburns or goatee in order.
Panasonic Pivot Action Pro-Curve Men's Wet/Dry Rechargeable Shaver - $139.99
Panasonic Progression Women's Wet/Dry Shaver with Pivot Action Shaving System - $42.90
Braun 2865 cruZer3 Shaver - $49.87
Philips TT2020 Cordless BodyGroom - £29.97 (England only)
Norelco 7735X Cool Skin Additive In/Out of Shower Shaver - $76.96

Straight Razors
If you're buying for a man who needs nothing but steel against his face, here are some selections for you. The wide variation in price is generally due to the handle - sandlewood, mother of pearl, faux tortoise. Other than that these are high-quality brands.
DOVO Straight Razors - $49.99 - $189.99
Colonel Conk Straight Razors - $89 - $200

Head Shaving
Sure, you could shave your head with a regular razor. Or you could shave your head with something specially designed for the job. Hey - it's your head.
HeadBlade Classic - $15
DOVO Head Shaver - $19.99

Pubic Shaving
The Seiko is recommended by most pornstars. Is there really any other choice?
Seiko Cleancut - $59.95

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November 25, 2005

New Men's Shaving Products From Zia

What's new From Zia Natural Skincare? Two new men's shaving sets, just in time for the holiday season. Set number one is the Skin Hydrating Gift Set, "designed specifically for men with sensitive or dry skin that is prone to razor burn." Set number two is the Skin Clearing Gift Set, "created for men who are prone to breakouts or razor bumps." Both are only $19.95, marked down from $42.85, and both come with a little travel bag.

I first saw Zia products at our local Whole Foods. I guess that makes sense given their product philosophy:

Our formulas feature whole foods products, therapeutic-grade essential oils & herbal extracts. Zia Natural Skincare formulations only utilize ingredients that provide a benefit to the skin, and that are not harmful. You will never find harsh chemicals, artificial colors, or artificial fragrances in our products.

So why should you care about Zia products? Ever heard of Ashley Judd, Virginia Madsen, Alicia Silverstone or Ben Stiller? I thought so. They all have one thing in common. Great skin. And that's no coincidence. I wonder which shaving gift set Ben Stiller's getting for Hannukah?

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November 23, 2005

Baggallini Travel Razor

RAZ_info.gifHere's a razor for those of you who travel a lot and are cheap. It's the Baggallini Travel Razor, available for the remarkably low price of $6.95. You know what? This thing looks like a piece of junk. "Refills with slide-on tract II blades." Good luck with that. I checked out Baggallini.com and after I was through being distracted by the hot chick on the home page I clicked into their products, which look like the kind of thing you'd see in an airport. Wait! There's a special link to an online store for members of the airline industry. Perfect.

If you really want a cheap travel razor, buy whatever's cheapest from Gillette or Schick at your local drugstore and through it in your bag. Done. Problem solved.

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November 22, 2005

Vintage Joe Namath Schick Razor Ad

Maybe it's not as rare as the alignment of the planets, but the convergence of football, holiday gifts, and shaving doesn't happen every day. If you're looking to spice up a bathroom wall with a vintage poster, look no further than this Joe Namath Schick razor ad from 1969. Much more manly than Dan Marino hawking Isotoners, although why he appears to be holding a walkie-talkie doesn't make sense to me.

Only $8.99 plus shipping. Now it's off to dig up some coupons for your local framing store...

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November 20, 2005

Review of KENMEN Products, part 1

The good folks over at KENMEN sent us a bunch of their products recently and as you're about to read, my wife, herein refered to as "ShavingStuff wife," had about as much fun as I did trying them out. KENMEN has a wide range of men's products which cover the ordinary, like shaving creams and after-shaves, to the non-traditional, like eye gel and skin tints. See our earlier quick introduction for a few more details.

Now let's get one thing straight - these are advanced products. Basically you need to know what you're doing or be comfortable enough to ask. Me, I had to ask. ShavingStuff wife was very helpful, as was the KENMEN site. The KENMEN products all have clever names, like Battlescars, and Ener-C, however the bottles and tubes themselves don't always give the clearest indication of how they are supposed to be used.

flake-off.jpgTake Flake-Off Facial Exfoliating mask ($33), for example. ShavingStuff wife insisted that "flake-off mask" means you apply it to your face, let it dry like a mask, and then let it flake off. I, on the other hand, thought it was more like a regular exfoliant where you just rub it across your skin in the shower and then wash it off. Somewhat unclear, and since there really isn't enough product in the tub for a full facial mask, we eventually settled on regular exfoliant usage. One thing we could agree on - the stuff smells great - like you're covering your face in oatmeal cookie batter. Yum!

ArrowContinue reading: "Review of KENMEN Products, part 1"

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November 19, 2005

The HeadBlade by HeadBlade

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If you clicked around headshave.baldlygo.com from the last post you probably ran across the HeadBlade, a razor designed explicitly for shaving your head. If not, this post if for you. Meet the HeadBlade. Kind of looks like a Tonka truck crossed with a snowmobile, but it gets the job done. With attitude. From the HeadBlade FAQ:

Q: I can't read. Do you have an illustration that shows how to use this smart little invention?
A: Sure. Here is a sample from the Owner's Manual that comes with each HeadBlade®.
Q: The razor looks really big, like the size of a small to medium size compact car. Can it really be that big?
A: ... It's really not that big, unless you're really really small.

Lot's of menacing celebrity endorsements, including Tyrone Booze, Howie Mandel, LuggNuttz. (Ok I had to look that last one up.) The best thing though is that it takes standard razors - Gillette® Atra®, Schick® Ultrex®, or Super II®.

The HeadBlade is $15 at their online store. You can get it for a few bucks cheaper at drugstore.com, but I suggest you buy from the source and help small businesses stay alive.

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Best of the Blogpire

We've been sifting around all of the sites for simply the best we could find. With the holiday week coming up here in the US, we're pretty sure you'll need some ideas not just for conversation but also for the gift giving season. Check out some of these other sites and amaze your relatives with a vast array of coffee knowledge, gps insight, cooking grace, wine snobbery, and of course TV chit chat.

Gpslodge 150 MacnnGPS Lodge.com: Fine Drive announces the Finedrive 400 and Finedrive 500 - "Hey Fool" you need Mr. T on your GPS - Route 66 Announces the Mobile 7 GPS Package for Mobile Phones - Garmin Fishfinder 340C, 160C, 140 and the 90; Announced

Single Serve Coffee.com: simplehuman Single Cup Pod Brewer $129.99 at Amazon.com - Review: Senseo Forbidden Fruit Raving Reds Coffee Pods - Review: Green Mountain Fair Trade Gingerbread K-Cups from Single Serve Coffee.com - New Melitta One:One Microwaveable Coffee Pod Mug Brewer - New Mr. Coffee® Home Café Single Serve Coffee Maker

Just The Chips.com: The Rise and Fall of Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, The World's Greatest Poker Player - World Poker Tour TV Handheld - XBOX World Championship Poker 2

Kitchencontraptions 150 MacKitchen Contraptions.com: Modular Kitchens from Henrybuilt - Panik-Design Oven Gloves - Smell-Away Electric Griller - Thermal Brew Coffee Maker - Digital Dinner Plates

Shavingstuff 150 MacnnShaving Stuff.comWhat Would I Look Like If I Shaved My Head? - 20% Off at Sephora - No Minimum - The Conair Chrome Hot Lather Machine - High-End Handles from The Art of Shaving - Get to Know Your T-Zone

Tvsnob 150 MacnnTV Snob.com: What's Next? CSI: Las Cruces - Nielsen Media Research Top 10- Broadcast Primetime- Week of Nov. 7-Nov. 13, 2005 - "My Name is Earl" Lives! - I'll Take that Plasma TV on the Wall and a Side of Fries - I Paid My Freakin' Cable Bill, Leave Me the #%^Alone!

Shirt Snob.com: Tokyo Pop Embroidered Shirt by 3J Workshop - The Short Sleeve Belted Sweater - The Beaded Butterfly Top by LaROK - Cap Sleeve Sun Top by Lotta Stensson

Liquor Snob.com: Shotgun Party Beer Opener 2.0 Review - Reason #312 to Drink Liquor Straight - Jello Shots Today...Pudding Shots Tomorrow - Reyka Vodka: Tastes Like Iceland - Not To Sound Like Your Mom...

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November 18, 2005

What Would I Look Like If I Shaved My Head?

headS_men.gifEver wonder what you or someone else would look like bald? Good thing there's headshave.baldlygo.com. Just upload a photo and the site owner will work his magic with Photoshop. The free version can take upwards of 3 weeks; the paid version is "fast (days, but mostly hours)." There are actually quite a few examples to look through. Not a bad Friday afternoon zone-out activity. My favorite part though is this:

I decide whether to add a goatee (for men) or not.

So here's this guy's business model - send him a picture and he'll doctor it up for some money. Man I wish I thought of that. Maybe I can convince people to send me random magazine adds and I'll add moustaches and horns to supermodels. Only $15 plus $5 shipping. Think it'll work?

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November 16, 2005

20% Off at Sephora - No Minimum

Great deal going on until Monday November 21st. Sephora is offering 20% off with no purchase minimum. Hard to beat that. Now I know you're used to thinking of Sephora as that women's beauty care store in the mall, but men take note - they actually carry a great line of men's products too, including high-quality shaving supplies from Anthony's Logistics, Jack Black, Zirh, and Sharps. So here's the plan - get a couple creams and aftershaves for you, and then surprise the misses with a honey-scented foaming clenser or a lavendar bath soap. Just remember to use coupon code "FF2005" when you're checking out for that 20% savings.

Via dealnews.

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The Conair Chrome Hot Lather Machine

WTF?!? At first glance this looks like something from our sister site Single Serve Coffee. But it's actually a shaving accessory. A hot, soapy, lathery shaving accessory, sure to excite.

Now you can enjoy the same rich, luxurious experience every day with Conair's hot lather machine. Simply remove the bottom plate, place any brand of shaving cream (not gel!) in the bottom compartment, and give the whole thing a quick shake before turning it on. When the indicator light turns green (usually after about a minute), your lather is ready.

Um... awesome! My lather is ready. I wonder what happens if you put gel in it. Probably not a good idea, but hey, they planted the seed.

The Conair Chrome Hot Lather Machine is $16.99 at Amazon.com. Make a hot and lathery Christmas come early in your household.

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November 15, 2005

High-End Handles from The Art of Shaving

Looking for something opulent this Christmas? There's nothing more bling than a finely crafted razor handle made of sterling silver, engraved nickel, or gold. Just ask David Beckham. The Art of Shaving offers you a choice of 12 different handles, each for $130:

The Art of Shaving expertly designs, manufactures and handcrafts eash Razor handle to ensure optimal comfort and balance during the shaving process. Made from the finest materials, The Art of Shaving's handles are elegant, durable and can be used with Mach 3® blades by Gillette®

As you can see from my choice of picture I like the engraved nickel. If you've got an extra $130 feel free to send one my way. Or you could pay my cable bill for a month.

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November 13, 2005

Get to Know Your T-Zone

t-zone.jpgYou have a T-Zone. Learn to love it.

Many of the male-grooming sites that I read often mention the T-Zone, which, if you're like me, sounds like short-hand for that old Rod Serling show. Turns out it's the portion of your face covering your forehead, nose, and chin. Kind of makes a T. See the picture on the right.

Your T-Zone is often the most oily part of your face, and many manufacturers of facial products will recommend different formulations based on how oily or dry the skin in your T-Zone is. Here's a FAQ from Metro whose first question and answer addresses this (and suggests Metro’s Daily Essential Cleanser as your solution).

There's also a British company called T-Zone which offers a fine line of skin care products. If you're wondering what type of skin you have, try their "how would you describe your skin" page and see which category you fall into.

T-Zones. Good conversation starter at your next cocktail party.

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November 11, 2005

Reader Review of the Tweezerman Deluxe Shaving Brush

tweezerman.gifJust wanted to pass this note on in case people missed it. ShavingStuff reader Joseph wrote a comment in resopnse to the Shaving Brushes from MEN-U story we posted last week that deserves some attention. Here's his experience and recommendation of the Tweezerman Deluxe Shaving Brush which he bought at ariva.com:

The best value of shaving brushes in the market is probably the Tweezerman HIS Deluxe Shaving Brush ($10-$12). This brush is made in Korea of 100% badger hair, the preferred bristle for softness and for creating a rich lather. The brush head is densely packed, and the base is made of wood. The bristle is quite soft and comfortable. The base is basic, but nicely shaped, polished and lightly stained. I bought two brushes of them. The first one severely shed hair. Fortunately it was backed by a lifetime manufacturer's guarantee that repairs or replaces the defective brushes for free. Tweezerman's Customer Service Center is located in Houston, Texas. My request for replacement was done through email. The replacement brush did not shed. The second brush I bought was perfectly fine. After a year of use, the brush head remains densely packed and soft. Tweezerman also markets a similar shaving brush for HER, sold with soap as a set.

Great write-up. Thanks Joseph!

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November 9, 2005

Get Your Groom On with BuzzSkin

Got an email about the launch of BuzzSkin, a new site featuring men's grooming products with an extensive array of shaving items.

We have a lot of solid shaving brands, and have a hip, new look. We're all about promoting shaving and men's grooming in general, and hope you can help spread the word. Take a look at our site, and let us know what you think! With brands like Anthony Logistics, Jack Black, Billy Jealousy and more - we have the hottest products available.

Regular readers of ShavingStuff will know that these are high-quality well-respected brands in the shaving world. No generic soapy harshness here.

There's also the buzzskin blog for daily updates and musings on shaving. Another shaving blog? Love it. Make sure you read far enough down to see the 15% off coupon code. Cha-ching! I think I just saved some money.

Great selection of the good stuff, and they show you the top five selling items in case you need a suggestion. Why don't more sites do this? Check them out - www.buzzskin.com

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Norelco SmartTouch and 7886XL Quadra On Sale at Amazon

5082-large.jpgAmazon is offering the Norelco 7886XL Quadra Shaving System for $57.99, and that includes shipping. Did you see the picture of this thing on the right? It has an LCD screen. Don't you need an electric shaver with an LCD screen on it? I think it even gets the weather.

There's a $50 gift card that goes along with this but you have to buy at least $169 of Norelco or Sonicare products on Amazon during the same purchase. Unlikely that you're going to do that, but worth a mention.

5231-large.jpgAmazon is also offering the Norelco 9170XLCC SmartTouch-XL Jet Clean Men's Shaving System for $198.00, which qualifies you for that $50 gift card all in one fell swoop.

The innovative SmartTouch-XL incorporates the very latest in shaving technology. Thanks to the SmartTouch Contour-Following System, the entire head of the shaver as well as the individual shaving heads can move, closely following the curves of your face. The Speed-XL shaving heads provide 50% more shaving surface and have more blades to catch more hairs, and more slots and holes to catch shorter hairs, giving you a really close shave in fewer strokes with less irritation.

Read more about the Norelco 9170XLCC SmartTouch-XL here. Via Dealnews.

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November 8, 2005

Blogpire in the News

mhtlogo.gifHere's a little shout out to Jay Brewer, found of Blogpire, who was profiled in this article from Mass High Tech.

An avid coffee drinker, Brewer started the company in May 2004 after he bought a Senseo coffee maker and decided to go home and review it online.

“I wondered if I found a new category, and I just wrote about this, I wondered if I could make any money,” he said.

Turns out, the answer is yes. If you've surfed around ShavingStuff you've probably run across links to other Blogpire sites, like Kitchen Contraptions, Liquor Snob, and The Cooking News. While I would still be shaving if not for him, I wouldn't be having all the fun of running a blog, interacting with readers and vendors, and reviewing products. Thanks Jay!

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November 7, 2005

Review of Billy Jealousy

hm_btn_logo.jpgI had an amazing shave this morning. In fact, I've had many amazing shaves over the last couple weeks. Jealous? Well, you don't have to be. There's enough Billy Jealousy to go around.

Billy Jealousy is a small company in Dallas with a line of "cosmeceuticals" for shave, face, body and hair. Naturally we focused on shaving, and in summation, we give them two thumbs up. We reviewed their Hot Towel Pre Shave Treatment, Hydroplane Shave Cream, and Shaved Ice - After-Shave Balm. Billy Jealousy also has Lightening Bolt Pre-Electric Shave if you're into that kind of thing.

sml_shv_shvdice.jpgOn the outset this is a pretty typical shave setup. Take a shower. Splash some warm water on your face. Add some shaving cream. Go to town. But as we've mentioned before, there's science in Hydroplane. Millions of tiny round silicone sciences, to be exact.

Historically, the best way to achieve a close shave was to create a thick foam so your blade would ride a cushion of bubbles. Today with the creation of water-soluble micro silicone beads, thick foam has become obsolete. Water-soluble means that water doesn't permeate the silicone. As a result, Hydroplane becomes slicker and slicker when you add more water as you shave. The upshot? Your razor now floats over your face without any razor drag or irritation.

Silicone. It's magic. I hear it's also used in computers.

sml_shv_httowel.jpgLook, this stuff works. There's very little drag even with a razor which is well past its prime. The shave is as close as any shaving cream I've used. And the stuff smells good. Not overly frangranced, just a slight essence of honey. "Ooo! I could get close to that," my wife said as she smelled my freshly shaven face. And she did.

Pat from Billy Jealousy suggested I try two approaches - first shave a couple times with just Hydroplane, then try a combination of Hydroplane and Hot Towel. I really liked the combination better. I put a dollop of both in my hands, mixed them up to form a white goopy mess, and then lathered up my face. The creams are somewhere in the middle of white and clear, so you mostly see your skin although the occasional spot becomes slightly obscured. This is normal for most shaving creams - just pointing out that it's not completely clear like some of the shaving oils we've reviewed before. Personal preference. Didn't bother me. Won't bother you.

Here are the two main points which stood out for me. One: I didn't get any cuts or nicks in five shaves with Billy Jealousy products. None. That's a ShavingStuff first. That's probably a personal first. I can't remember a time in my life where I've gone five shaves in a row without a single nick. And I used the same razor the entire time, so by the end that blade was looking mighty scary. If you're plagued with cuts, nicks, or razor burn, I highly recommend you try this stuff. Get both the Hydroplane and the Hot Towel. Killer combo.

sml_shv_hydro.jpgThe second main point which stood out for me was the shave around the Adam's Apple. I've developed several techniques for contorting my skin so this massive paddle of a Mach3 can cut the errant hair down there. These techniques aren't pretty, and they aren't foolproof. I was amazed that I didn't need to do anything to get a clean shave around my neck. No pulling of the skin. No craning my neck. Smooth shave around the Adam's Apple every time. Nice work Billy Jealousy!

The finishing touch is Shaved Ice - After-Shave Balm, possibly the most appropriately named after-shave on the market. I'm getting shivers just thinking about it. This stuff makes your face feel cold. Perhaps not the best feeling as we're heading into winter, but I can't wait to finish a shave in August. Shaved Ice is not alcohol based, so I don't know what makes it feel so cold against your face, but there's lots of natural goodness in there, from aloe and oat extract to several of your favorite citrus oils.

OK, so you like the car. Worried about the awkward negotiation? Relax. You're at a Saturn dealership.

Hot Towel Pre Shave Treatment - $22 for 6oz.
Hydroplane Shave Cream - $20 for 8oz.
Shaved Ice - After-Shave Balm - $25 for 3.5oz.

And remember, a portion of the price goes to supporting the arts and the environment. So treat yourself to something new. Or put together a shaving gift basket for a loved on this holiday season. Billy Jealousy is sure to please.

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November 4, 2005

Does Your 5-Year-Old Have a 5 O'Clock Shadow?

"Dad... when I grow up I want to be just like you."

Aww. Isn't that sweet. What junior doesn't know is he'll need a full-time job, a house, food on the table, and a quiet room to escape it all, where no one can disturb him. NO ONE. But I digress.

Here's something junior can look forward to - the daily meditation known as shaving. Your 10 minutes of calm and clarity as you spend some you-time.

And that's where Shaving Kit by Alex comes in.

How about lathering up for a nice shave? Shaving set comes with a 7 oz. can of Foaming Body Soap, plastic play razor, shaving brush, comb and an unbreakable, child-safe mirror. It's good clean fun!

$9.98 plus shipping at toy2wish4.com. I know what I would wish for if I were a kid again...

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November 3, 2005

Remington's Big Momma

Would you look at the size of this thing? It's a beast. But it produces beauty. And the ladies love it. Check out the reviews on Amazon. Five stars, five stars, four stars, five stars...

An excerpt from reviewer Empyreal:

I have very sensitive skin, and normal razors would leave me with little red bumps, and a burning sensation, that lasted for a few days. After years of wearing pants because of this problem, I tried this razor as a last resort. It worked wonderfully. I used it in the shower with a soap lather. It was not quite as close as a normal razor, but it was almost as close. To the touch, you could not tell the difference between a normal razor and this one. It was very smooth, with no pulling or scraping sensations. There was absolutely no irritation after I used it. Cleaning it is easy, and it has a light to indicate when the battery is dying. The battery lasts around 45 mins, although I haven't timed it to make sure.

It's the Remington WDF-6000 Smooth & Silky Ultra Womens Shaver-Rechargeable, $24.99 at Amazon right now, reduced from $59.99. Combine it with other Remington products and you'll get a $30 Amazon gift card.

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November 2, 2005

Tom's Of Maine's Honeysuckle Shaving Cream Goes the Way of the Dodo

You probably know Tom's of Maine as the company which makes all-natural products like toothpaste and deodorant, so it should come as no surprise to learn that they make shaving cream. If you don't know about Tom's of Maine, click on over to their "about" page and read up on their mission, beliefs, and history.

Until recently Tom's of Maine produced two types of shaving cream - mint and honeysuckle. Looks like honeysuckle wasn't as popular:

We're sorry to announce that we are no longer producing the gentle honeysuckle scent for our Natural Conditioning Shave Cream. As a small company, we need to limit our product offerings to those items that have the most widespread consumer appeal. We do know how attached people become to our products and flavors, and believe us, it isn't an easy decision to discontinue one of them! We hope you will understand and try some of our other products and scents instead.

There are a few places on the web which still have the honeysuckle scented shaving cream in stock. Smartbomb.com is one, but I'm sure they're going quickly. Stock up fast if this is your favorite shaving cream.

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November 1, 2005

Head-Shaver Humor from Head-Liner.com

ShavingStuff reader "Wayne" (or is it Curtis?) wrote in with his head-shaver site - Head-Liner.com. Kindred spirits unite! Here's Curtis's way of life, which includes an awesome typo:

I love being a head shaver. The freedom...the independence...the power that comes with taking control of my life is rivaled by nothing. Head shaving, like other faucets of life, is challenging, encouraging and humorous at times.

Sound like you? Click on over and check them out. Humor and merchandise abound, from "Let the skin proceed when the hair recedes!" T-shirts to the Head Shave 2006 Headquarters Wall Calendar. Have I mentioned that I love Cafepress? Empowers the artist and capitalist in us all. Who wants a pair of ShavingStuff boxers?

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