February 28, 2006

February Wrap-Up

As you might imagine we spent a lot of time with the new Gillette Fusion this month. For starters we looked at what's the box of both a Fusion Starter Kit and a Fusion Power. Then we took a trip to the new official Fusion website and hung with Cassandra, a mildy attractive lab tech who was instrumental in the Fusion's creation. Next we delved into microfins, those little rubbery guys underneath the blades which I believe are the unsung heroes of the shaving revolution. Finally we finished with the ShavingStuff review of the Fusion and Fusion Power, with comparisons to the Mach3 and recommendations for you.

In other news we welcomed a new shaving site Grooming-Health.com to the wonderful world of shaving ecommerce. We also checked out the much anticipated release of Buzzed, a shaving DVD featuring adult film star Teri Weigel, and welcomed Personal Shavers as a new affiliate of ShavingStuff.

For the literate we suggest The Art of Shaving, as well as the oddly titled The Meaning of Tingo, which has a section on the 27 Albanian words for moustache.

And of course we continued our Facial Hair Friday segment with appearances by Jack White and Johnny Depp, Jason Lee, Kanye West, and Ben Bernanke and my dad! My dad even sent in his acceptance speech, which I will reprint now:

Wow! Of all the beards in all the world, mine was selected as the model of future grooming. I want to thank all of my trimmers, scissors, combs and the tissues that I use to pick up the cut whiskers.

Brings a tear to a son's eye. I'm so proud of you dad.

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February 24, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Ben Bernanke

This week's celebrity facial hair Friday pick is none other than the new Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who, as you can clearly see in the picture to the right, sports a classic salt and pepper full beard and moustache. I was inspired to pick Mr. Bernanke after hearing my least favorite Wall St. analyst David Johnson on Marketplace say that he was impressed with the new Fed Chairman and was thinking about growing a "Bernanke" beard. I was also inspired to pick Bernanke because he looks like my dad (pictured, left).

So, I called my dad, as any good investigative journalist would, to find out how he coifs. Here's a transcript of the conversation:

me:Hey dad. How do you shave your Bernanke?
dad:My what?
me:Your beard
dad:Is that what the kids are calling them these days?
me:No. I'm just wondering how you take care of your beard. It's for ShavingStuff.
dad:You're still doing that website?
me:Yeah dad, and it's actually a shaving blog.
dad:A b-what? Is that what the kids are calling them these days?

Apparently I'm no Barbara Walters.

Anyway, Ben Bernanke and ShavingStuff dad's beard are classic. Stylish, trimmed, full-bodied, and distinguished. Easy call this week - save it.

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February 24, 2006

The Best of the Blogpire

Tvsnob 125 Macnn-2Another week and another Best of the Blogpire! Exciting things are happening at TV SNOB - we've just run a TVSnob Logo Contest so expect a new look and new stuff over at TV SNOB very soon. Also if you've seen the new Gillette Fusion Razor - Shaving Stuff has a review of the new Gillette Fusion Razor. Are you into Poker? If so and you've got your own home game going you may want to check out our review of the new Apache Poker Chips - Paulson Clay Poker Chips For Your Home Poker Game. Okay - now on with the Best of the Blogpire!

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How To Say Moustache in Albanian
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February 23, 2006

The Art of Shaving - Now in Book Form

theartofshavingbook.jpgBooks, books, and more books. I'm in to books lately. Here's another book worth checking out from our friends at The Art of Shaving, called, conveniently, The Art of Shaving. It's about the art of shaving.

The average man will shave approximately 20,000 times over the course of his life, spending the equivalent of 139 full days doing it. He will shave off 27 feet of hair, from a total of 30,000 whiskers on his face. And he will probably be doing something wrong. So he’ll suffer nicks and cuts, ingrown hairs, and rashes; his five-o’clock shadow will arrive before lunch, his neck will be irritated and red, and he’ll get razor burn. Instead of reaping the benefits of a daily grooming regimen, he’ll only suffer. Needlessly.

Imagine 112 pages of that, plus pictures, and now you're talking. The Art of Shaving book is available in hardcover at Amazon for $11.56. Don't forget you can "search inside this book" to see what it's really like. Kind of like previewing songs on iTunes, only not as passive.

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February 22, 2006

How To Say Moustache in Albanian

If you're a fan of words, and really, who isn't, you just may enjoy The Meaning of Tingo (and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World) by Adam Jacot de Boinod. What caught my eye was page 19 (pictured to the right) which lists some of the 27 different words the Albanians have for "moustache". There's:

madh bushy moustache
holl thin moustache
varur drooping moustache
fshes long broom-like drooping moustache with bristly hairs
dirs ur newly sprouted moustache (of an adolescent)

There's even rruar, the anti-moustache word, which means "with the moustache shaved off." Remember when you learned that the eskimos have something like fifteen thousand words for snow? Are the Albanians consistently inundated by moustaches? What societal pressure caused the need for so many moustache words in their language? And why do they need another 27 words to describe styles of eyebrows? Guess I need to read the book.

For more info and links to pages of the book, check out Adam's blog www.themeaningoftingo.com or buy it at Amazon for $13.57.

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February 21, 2006

L'Oreal for Men

L'Oreal has a new line of products geared specifically for men. What caught my eye was their Comfort Max after shave balm which also acts as an SPF 15 sunblock. Now I know you don't want to admit it, but you really should be putting some SPF on your face. Every day! Women's products have had it in there for years, and women generally look pretty darn good. It's about time we men saw some solar protection in our aftershave. After all, we don't want to end up with dry and wrinkled skin any more than the ladies.

And while you're chewing on that you may want to check out L'Oreal's men's website www.lorealmen.com for some other health, beauty, and shaving tips. There's a short quiz on skin type which diagnoses problems and recommends products. There are also three video tips from Queer Eye's own Kyan Douglas on you and your moisturizer. Helpful Tip - the button to turn off the music is in the lower right corner. Always tough to look at websites with sound at work.

L'Oreal's Comfort Max After Shave is available at most major drug stores and supermarkets, or online. Amazon's current price is $7.99 for a 3.3 oz bottle.

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February 20, 2006

Review: Gillette Fusion from Shaving Stuff.com

FusionPowerSm.jpgI know you all have been eagerly awaiting this, so without further ado...

If you've been reading the articles about the new Gillette Fusion you'll know there have been several new innovations with this razor. Five blades for regular shaving and a lone sixth on the back for tough spots like under the nose and sideburns. More densely packed microfins under the blades to help whiskers stand up for a closer shave. And in the powered department, auto-shutoff after eight minutes, a low battery warning light, and an easier opening/closing to the compartment which houses the battery. All of these are truly quality improvements, but in the end all you really care about it is a better shave, right? The new Fusion does shave better than the Mach3, but with some caveats, so keep reading and see if you agree by the end.

FusionUnpowered.jpgFusion vs. Fusion Power:
I don't think there a noticeable difference in the resulting shave between the powered and the non-powered version of the Fusion. Where I do think there is a difference is in the act of shaving. I like power, and if you haven't tried it, I think you're missing out. The powered version vibrates, and that vibration somehow translates into less drag against your face. When you pull the unpowered version of the Fusion across your face, you feel a slight tug against your skin. With the powered Fusion, it's a smooth glide. I suppose it's a matter of personal preference, and the thickness of your beard, but I would strongly recommend trying a powered razor at least once before poopoo-ing it at your next party.

Now the other difference that people always talk about when comparing these razors is the fact that with the unpowered Fusion you get two cartridges along with the razor and with the Fusion Power you only get one. The cartridges are expensive and no doubt there's savings to factor in here, but seriously, the cost of one additional cartridge over the course of a year is really insignificant. I agree Gillette should have packaged the Fusion Power with two cartridges, but they didn't. End of story.

FusionPowerSm.jpgFusion Power vs. Mach3 Power:
Sounds like I'm repeating myself here but I don't think there's a noticeable difference in the resulting shave between the Mach3 Power and the Fusion Power. Where I do think there is a difference is in the act of shaving, and in the razor itself. The vibrations on the Fusion Power seem tighter and more powerful. I made sure to replace the battery in my old Mach3 before testing these head to head, and I think there's a slight improvement in the Fusion. Both give a seemingly frictionless shave, and both perform admirably after one, two, and three days' worth of growth, but somehow the Fusion Power's vibrations seem to stack up better. I'm sure they spent quite a bit time on the vibration mechanism and it shows.

Battery replacement on the Fusion is much easier than on the Mach3. With the Fusion it's a simple twist and the compartment locks and unlocks. With the Mach3 you feel like you're going to break the plastic when you're closing it up. Also, the auto-off feature it huge. You can finally travel with this razor and not have to worry about running down your battery accidentally.

Now let's talk about that sixth blade. Here's the most marked improvement in shaving. A return to the single blade. Shaving with the Mach3 can be a challenge in certain areas, such as under your nose and around your sideburns. It's hard to tell when in that paddle of a cartridge the aloe strip stops and the blades begin. You end up shoving this razor head up your nose to hopefully catch those errant hairs. With the single blade on the back, tough to reach spots are a snap. This single feature might just be the real reason to switch.

There was one area where the Fusion didn't hold up to its older brother, and that was in the life of the aloe and soap strip on the top of the cartridge. This is supposed to act as an indication of when you need to replace the cartridge, kind of like those toothbrushes with the blue bristles which lose their color with use. I found that the Fusion's aloe/soap strip wore off pretty darn quickly, after only three or four shave, while with the Mach3 I could go to five or six shaves and still have plently of that colored strip. Personally I don't think that strip adds much. As long as you're using a high quality shaving cream the effects of the strip are minimal. Just know that you've got a few more shaves in the cartridge once that strip is worn off.

FusionPowerBlades.jpgRecommendations:
So what should you do? Well, if you're a non-powered Mach3 fanatic who thinks the whole powered razor idea is a gimmick to sell more razors and batteries, stick with what you've got. However if you're at all interested in that sixth blade for the tough to reach spots, it might be worth the ten bucks to see what all the fuss is about. Then you can poopoo with first hand experience.

If you're a Mach3 Power user, I think you should check out the Fusion Power. The cartridges are not compatible, so use up your current stock before switching, but I think you'll be happy with the upgrade. Again, the vibrations are better, the auto-off is a welcome addition, and oh that sixth blade!

FusionBlades.jpgAnd remember, now that the Fusion is the premium brand, the prices on Mach3 blades will likely fall. It's a win win for everyone!

Last check on Amazon the Gillette Fusion unpowered was $7.99, the Gillette Fusion Power was $8.99, an 8-pack of Fusion blades was $24.99, and an 8-pack of Fusion Power blades was $27.69. Oh yeah, and I don't think there's any difference between the two types of blades.

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February 17, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Kanye West

Today's facial hair Friday celebrity is hip-hip recording artist and recent Grammy winner Kanye West. Now I know what I said back in January when I declared the goatee dead, but just stop and look at this man. Damn. That's handsome. I think it's the close trim that helps. Shaggy goatees are definitely still out. Trim, fine goatees can still work. Now I don't recommend this for all men. Make sure you grow your hair evenly and dense if you want to pull this off.

Shave or save it time! I say "save it". Now about that shaved design on the top of his head. At some point that will become regrettable.

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The Best of the Blogpire & ReallyNatural.com

Reallynatural Blogad-1We're pretty excited here around the Blogpire. Over the past few months we've been cooking up a new site to bring to you - ReallyNatural.com. If you need tips on living naturally (Birkenstocks not required) - then this is the site for you. ReallyNatural.com is your resource for product reviews of all of those consumer food, health and beauty, and household goods marketed as 'natural', 'organic' and 'environmentally friendly'.

You'll learn as Liesel and Mikko test the waters and offer tips on what it means to 'live naturally.' And where else are you going to find a review on Ecover Ecological Toilet Bowl Cleaner or a nice Organic Wine: 2004 Jelu Malbec and perhaps your didn't buy the right gift on Valentine's Day and should have looked into Chocolate Bars For Your Eco-Conscious Honey. Whatever you're need to be more natural - ReallyNatural.com will have it.

Now on with the Best of the Blogpire!

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February 15, 2006

"Buzzed" - a Shaving DVD

Just when you thought you'd seen it all... Here's a press release sent in by a friend which made me do a double-take. It's an announcement for an upcoming shaving DVD, featuring "film star" (aka "porn star") Teri Weigel:

Within the next two months, personal shaver pioneer Deak, LLC (http://bodybare.personalshavers.com) will release its long-awaited instructional DVD "Buzzed." Featuring film star Teri Weigel, "Buzzed" is a romantic comedy that will teach men and women to use the company's personal shavers and feminine trimmers.

Um... I run a shaving website. Can I get a copy?

By the way that's about the cleanest picture of Ms. Weigel I could find, and I had to look for a long, long time.

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February 14, 2006

It's The Microfins, Not The Blades

There's no doubt the Fusion cartridge is bigger than the Mach3 cartridge, which was already big to begin with. But what's interesting is that the Fusion isn't big because of the extra blades, it's bigger because of the microfins. You can see in the picture on the right that while the actual razor section of the cartridge is roughly the same size, the razors themselves in the Fusion are smaller. This is how they manage to fit in five razors in virtually the same space as three. Also, notice the aloe/soap strip on the top - again, roughly the same size. It's those blue microfins on the bottom which really make the Fusion cartridge bigger.

The microfins seem to be the unsung hero in the shaving world. While blade count gets all the marketing buzz, the microfin may be the real work-horse. Consider this - when the original Mach3 cartridge came out it have five microfins. When the Mach3 Turbo cartridge came out it had ten microfins. When the Mach3 Power cartridge came out it have 15 microfins. Now the Fusion has roughly twice the space for microfins as the Mach3, so I'm guessing we're somewhere near 30. (My eyes glaze over when I try to count them, and I haven't been able to confirm the exact number.)

So what do these little guys do? From Gillette's Mach3 Grooming Site, they

precede the blades and smooth out the skin, gently lifting even stubborn hairs before the first blade cuts them.

Here's another quote from the Sensor section of Gillette's history:

The microfins gently stretch the skin, causing beard hairs to spring upward so they can be cut more closely, with greater comfort, than ever before.

So they may not be as glamorous as the blades, but I think the microfins are getting the short end of the stick. It's time these little guys got their proper respect. My suggestion - let's start with an Onion article about a new razor with 75 microfins. Or is Gillette already working on that too?

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February 13, 2006

A Parade of Razors

Here's a progression of razor growth throughout the years. On the left we have the Gillette Sensor (1990) with its measily two blades. Who knew back then we'd need more than two? Next we have the Mach3 (1998), shown in unpowered "Turbo" form, followed by it's genre-busting brother the Mach3 Power (2004), each with three blades. Who knew back then we'd need more than three? Next we have the Schick Quattro (2003), four blades of patent-busting leap-frogging fury. Who knew back then we'd need more than four? And lastly on the right we have the new Gillette Fusion and the Fusion Power (2006) - five bold and beautiful blades, with a sixth on the back for good measure.

Update (1/17/2008): Who knew back then we'd need more than six?

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February 10, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Jason Lee

This Friday's featured face is non other than Hollywood celeb and skateboarder extraordinaire Jason Lee. You may remember Jason as Brody from Mallrats, or an almost famous 70s rocker in Almost Famous, but theses days Jason is better known as Earl Hickey, the lovable karma-inspired ex-con who now spends his time making up for past sins on My Name is Earl. And for this break-out role, Jason has had to do the unthinkable - grow a moustache. The horror. Now some of you men out there might be reading this and think "hey, my moustache isn't so bad." Well, you're wrong. Earl's just poking fun at you by sporting one. So unless you also have a million dollar contract with NBC, shave it. Just like Jason Lee will do once his show is over.

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February 9, 2006

Valentine's Day Shaving Specials

Looking to get your lover a shaving-related gift? Look no further than these great offers:

BuzzSkin is offering 14% off everything between now and February 14th. Just enter promo code VTX814 during checkout. And don't forget - free samples included with every order, and free shipping if your order is over $50. Get your groom on now!

amenity.gifa|MEN|ity is offering free ground shipping on all of their gift sets for Valentine's Day. These sets range in price from $39 to $89, and include a badger hair brush, shave cream, and various other necessities. Use coupon code FREESHIP when checking out.

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February 8, 2006

Dave Zatz's Collection of Razors

How are people reacting to the new Gillette Fusion? By taking pictures of it and sending them in, of course. Here's one from fellow blogger Dave Zatz of www.zatznotfunny.com, showing his collection of razors featuring the newest edition. Let's see, there's a Mach3, a Schick Quattro, hmm... that looks like an old Sensor, not sure what those electric ones are... In Dave's words:

The five blades do seem like overkill. But what appeals to me is the sixth (!?) blade on the top/back of the razor for trimming/sculpting sideburns and goatees. I'm thinking this will help with my Deadwood-inspired mustache plan.

Honestly, this razor could have helped a lot of those Deadwood guys.

Click on over to www.zatznotfunny.com if you're interested in Dave's take on TiVo and anything PVR/DVR-related.

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February 7, 2006

The Official Gillette Fusion Website

fusion.jpgI just spent some time on www.gillettefusion.com, Gillette's new site devoted to the Fusion razor. It's a study in Flash - interactive, full motion video and sound, and lots of long "rendering" transitions to hide the fact that Flash is so darn slow.

If you saw the commercials during the Superbowl, you'll know that the Gillette Fusion was developed at a top secret research facility deep in the desert by a bunch of people in white lab coats. And now you can enter that top secret facility with your host, a sexy hologram named Cassandra. Does anyone remember the short-lived 80s TV series Automan, and his trusty sidekick Cursor? Cassandra is what Cursor should have been drawing, not some random brick wall in the middle of a road to stop a bad guy.

cassandra.jpgAnyway, here's a little info about Cassandra from her PDA:

EDUCATION:
PhD in physics, including a published thesis on the distribution of force and its relativity to pressure exerted on smooth surfaces.

INTERESTS:
Advanced chemistry, baseball, modeling stints in Milan, and martial arts (6 forms).

BIGGEST SECRET:
Her middle name, as well as the top secret dossier on her desk at the lab. Any rumors about either will be promptly denied.

MORE IRRITATING TURN-OFF:
One word: Scruff.

MOST EXCITING TURN-ON:
Wouldn't you like to know?

Quote from ShavingStuff wife as I spend entirely too much time with Cassandra:

Gillette has discovered that men who have time to read about shaving are under-sexed and in need of this kind of thing. Or that "advanced scientific technology sells razors," but only as long as there's a pair of long legs under that lab coat.

Whatever... Bonus points for figuring out how to get Cassandra to take off her lab coat. (Hint: it's under the Fusion Manual menu.)

Here's something for all you privacy fans. They cookie your browser so the next time you return to the site Cassandra greats you with a "Hi. I'm so glad you stopped by again." Freaky! And yet I like it. Straight out of Minority Report.

So does anyone else think Cassandra is an odd choice of name? I seem to remember Cassandra from Greek mythology as being blessed to see the future and cursed so that no one would believe her. When Gillette's Cassandra says the future of shaving is here, are we supposed to disagree?

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February 6, 2006

Gillette Fusion - What's in the Box?

Got my Gillette Fusion and Gillette Fusion Power yesterday at Target. The Fusion was marked $8.99 and the Fusion Power was $9.99, however I found another display in the store that held something called the Gillette Fusion Starter Kit (pictured, right), which, for $9.99, contained a Gillette Fusion (un-powered), an extra cartridge, a 2.5oz container of the new Gillette Fusion Hydra Gel, a shaving tips pamphlet, and a handy travel case (pictured, left, sans case). For an extra buck, it's a no-brainer. If you live near a Target, hunt around for the display with the starter kit. And if you don't live near a Target, one will be opening near you within the week.

As people have been reporting, the Fusion Power only comes with one cartridge. Kind of lame. If memory serves, the Mach3 Power came with an extra cartridge. There is a $2.00 dollar off coupon in the Fusion Power packaging, and it's easy to miss. It's taped to the clear plastic wrap which holds the razor to the case. Make sure you snag that thing. Blades ain't cheap.

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February 3, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Jack White and Johnny Depp

Am I seeing double? Or does this Friday's celebrity facial hair segment contain two of my favorite stars? Hold on to your hats because this week we're featuring rocker Jack White of The White Stripes (pictured, hat), as well as actor Johnny Depp (pictured, hatless), both sporting similar shaves.

Jack White is a guitar-slinging front-man, and one half of the mold-breaking rock duo the White Stripes. And while he previously followed the clean shaven look, he's now a trend-setter in minimalist facial hair sculpture. Wispy moustache, slight soul patch, hint of gruff.

Johnny Depp is one of Hollywood's finest, known for his roles in Edward Scissorhands, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, and most recently Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Johnny's current image appears to be inspired by his recent work in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Slightly fuller moustache, messy soul patch, and a two-pointed billy goat's gruff.

Pretty similar, don't you think? So what's the verdict ShavingStuff readers? Shave it or save it? I say save it... for now. A look as bold as this rarely stands the test of time. When it's hip, it's hip. When you see all your friends starting to imitate you, you'll know it's time for something new.

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February 2, 2006

Grooming-Health.com

groominghealth.gifJust got word of a new website which sells shaving products - Grooming-Health.com. For those of you in the US these products may seem a little unfamiliar - Grooming-Health.com specialized in more of the high-end European brands, (but they'll ship to the US.) Tons of shaving creams from Geo F. Trumper (which you may remember from a recent New York Times article), toners and moisturizers from Bullie, straight-razors from Dovo, and brushes from Kent. And, according to our contact there,

to my knowledge we sell the cheapest cut throat razors and Merkur double edge safety razors in Europe

"Cut throat", for all of you state-side, is British for "straight".

Grooming-Health.com also has a great FAQ with specific sections on shaving, skin care, and more. Here's my favorite entry under the "Why We Shave" section:

Psychological studies have found 'women find male faces most attractive when they are masculine-looking but not ultra-masculine.' Women want dominant males, but ones friendly enough to care for offspring, they tend to see these traits in clean-shaven faces.

Isn't that what we all strive to be? Dominant yet friendly? Click on over to Grooming-Health.com and learn the perfect balance of masculinity.

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