December 31, 2007

December 2007 Wrap Up for Shaving Stuff

fireworks.jpgEnd of the month and end of the year. Wow, time sure does fly when you're having fun.

Reviews
Had a chance to check out L'Occitane Cade Shaving Cream and L'Occitane Cade After Shave Balm this past month. Quick summary: shaving cream good (when applied with brush), after shave balm kind of stung. Read the full reviews for more.

New Products
Got a Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer in, cause you know I'm going to sail through second puberty in style. You're going to want to as well, so click on through and see how to avoid a hairy mess. Also got a bunch of grooming products in from Zia for Men. Advanced word on ActiClean Skin Clearing Face Wash is that it's quite good.

Other new products from around the shaving world include Venereous Shaving Oil and Jelly from NeufBrand, Liquidsand and White Knight from Billy Jealousy, and the beautiful 63 R Series Razor from John Allan's.

Miscellaneous
There were tons of specials for the holiday seasons from all our favorite shaving brands. Sadly, most of them end today. You can page through the posts from December to see what might still be available.

New Year
Coming up in the new year we've got reviews of Sharps, The Art of Shaving, MensGroom, Philips Norelco, and more. Thanks for a great year, and here's to an even better one. Happy shaving everybody!

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December 28, 2007

The 63 R Series Razor from John Allan's

That silver and lime green Gillette rubber clashing with the feng shui created by your interior designer? John Allan is here with an artful dose of sleek and sexy. Introducing the 63 R Series Razor:
Inspired by the roadsters of the 60's, this sleek razor is the first of its kind. The innovation lies in the zinc construction and gun metal finish. It's the ultimate collectors piece for the man who appreciates style, design, and a perfect shave.

Zinc + gun metal finish = heavy (by design). According to Mr. Allan himself, "It seemed to me like razors were getting lighter and lighter, but when you have a really light razor, you have to push harder on the skin [...] Everyone who's put this in their hands says it just feels right.”

The 63 R takes any cartridge from the Gillette Mach3 family of razors. Only 1,000 of them were made, so if you want one, best get a-clickin'. Once these collectors items are gone, you'll be trolling eBay and kicking yourself.

The 63 R Series Razor from John Allan's is $195 and includes a stand and a custom leather box.

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December 27, 2007

The Gillette 3000

Sorry you're at work. Enjoy this distraction...
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December 26, 2007

Free Weekend Bag from ZIRH

zirhBag.jpgDidn't get what you want for Christmas? I'm sorry. It's not too late to take advantage of some special offers from ZIRH. Spend over $100 at ZIRH online and get a free weekend bag (pictured). Plus get free shipping and free ZIRH skincare and fragrance samples. Offer good until December 31st. Papa, is Christmas lasting an extra week this year?

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December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays from Shaving Stuff

christmastree.jpgMerry Christmas.
Happy Hannukah.
Happy Kwanzaa.
Good Solstice.
Happy Festivus.
Happy Holidays.

Whatever you celebrate, hope you're spreading the joy. Now get off the Internet and spend some time with family and friends!

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December 24, 2007

Two New Products from Billy Jealousy

liquidsand1.jpgWHITE_KNIGHT_dailycleanser.jpgBilly Jealousy introduced two new products recently which may have gotten lost in the holiday mix - Liquidsand and White Knight. Liquidsand is the finest south pacific beach sand, boiled, pulverized, and reduced to liquid form. Perfect for face and scalp. White Knight is literally a fossilized medieval knight shoved in a bottle. A natural antiseptic.

Kidding. But I had you going for a minute, right?

Liquidsand Exfoliating Facial Cleanser ($24):

Less penetrating than a scrub but more powerful than a face wash, LiquidSand cleans thoroughly to remove dead skin cells, dirt and related grime. Preps skin for a less irritating shave without overdrying. LiquidSand's pearlized, non-foaming formula is gentle enough to use every day.

White Knight Gentle Daily Facial Cleanser ($20):

Perfect for normal to dry skin, White Knight Daily Facial Cleanser contains essential moisturizing agents to provide necessary hydration while cleansing skin. The white, foaming, pearlized formula gently cleans without stripping skin of essential oils. Make White Knight a part of your daily regimen.
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December 21, 2007

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Tim Burton

This week's Celebrity Facial Hair Friday pick is acclaimed movie directory Tim Burton. Tim's got a new movie opening today starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman. And what would the name of this movie be? Why, it's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Demon barber. Huh. That's cool. No wait. That's like old-school barber. Like a barber who cuts your hair and shaves your beard. Demon shaver? What?!? That's blasphemy! What are you trying to say, Tim Burton? You know not all people who shave with a straight razor are homicidal maniacs created by society seeking revenge because they were wrongly imprisoned. Also, most of us shave with a safety razor now. Trying killing someone with a Fusion. Not gonna happen. You'd sooner electrocute yourself with that AAA battery than slice a neck with a Mach3, that thing's so safe.

Tim Burton, I don't know what you have against shaving, but I don't like it. I also don't like that goatee. Shave it! Or suffer the wrath of Sweeney Todd.

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December 20, 2007

Details for Men On Your Mobile Phone

detailsMShopper.jpgOK, so you're in Saks. Or Neiman's. And you're checking out some kick-ass Baxter or Gentlemen's Refinery. And you're like, "Wait. Do I really need to pay top dollar for these products?"

So you whip out your cell phone. Beep boop blip blop. Key in www.mshopper.net. Find Details for Men. Lo! And Behold! I can get those products cheaper on my phone. Thanks, phone!

Now where's the food court?

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December 19, 2007

This Just In - Zia Face Products

ziaActiclean.jpgBeen a long time since we've checked out our orange friend Zia, but look what's in the ShavingStuff hizzouse now! It's four products from the Zia for Men line.

For a little fun in the sun, or perhaps a little winter ski/sun reflection protection - Triple Protection Lotion SPF 15 face/body/scalp ($12.95)

Triple Protection Lotion SPF 15 does the duty of three jobs. This light weight, non-greasy formula hydrates, smoothes and protects against sun damage.

Wash your face, and the rest of you with Triple Action Wash face/body/hair ($11.95)

Triple Action Wash is the ultimate guy product---one product that does it all. Mild cleansers are gentle enough for face, hair, and body, though strong enough to get rid of dirt, sweat and body odor without stripping skin and hair of essential moisture.

Banish those bags with Dual Protection Eye Cream SPF 15 ($12.95)

No more stressed-out, tired looking eyes. Dual Protection Eye Cream SPF 15 is the first all natural men's eye cream to help reduce the appearance of fatigue by reducing dark circles under the eye area, while protecting from the sun's aging effects

Stop the breakouts with ActiClean Skin Clearing Face Wash ($8.95)

Stop the breakouts! Get smooth, clear skin naturally with ActiClean Skin Clearing Face Wash. This fragrance and paraben free, gentle cleansing formula, lathers away dirt and oil leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean without stipping skin of natural moisture

We'll be putting these Zia products through the ShavingStuff hopper. If they're as good as our experiences with previous Zia products, we'll be singing their praises in short order. Tune in to find out.

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December 18, 2007

Conquer Your Neck and Conquer the World

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Here's a pairing which seems like an odd couple. National Geographic and Philips Norelco have teamed up to bring you the chance to win a trip to one of three exotic destinations. Get ready for one of the segues of the century:
The new Philips Norelco arcitec gives you a great shave, even on the neck. Conquer your neck and get ready to conquer the world, because Philips Norelco is sending one grand prize winner on a trip for two to Alaska, Belize, or the Galápagos. Trip includes guided tours with a National Geographic expert and exciting adventures on land and sea. It could be you!

With an electric razor named Arcitec you may be tempted to go to Alaska, but I recommend the Galapagos. I had the chance to go there a few years ago. It was an experience of a lifetime.

So here's the one funny thing about the contest - according to the rules neither the grand prize winner nor any of the 85 runners up win an Arcitec. What? Hey Philips! Share the love.

Enter the contest at ConquerTheWorldTrip.com/.

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December 17, 2007

The Philips Norelco T980 Turbo Vacuum Trimmer

turboVacuum.jpgAttention men with beards. Still using scissors? You're so old-school. Why not step into the ultra modern era and check out an electric trimmer with a "turbo vacuum" option. Allow me to introduce you to the Philips Norelco T980 Turbo Vacuum Trimmer.

A powerful vacuum delivers suction power, while hair deflector captures hair for no clean up. A transparent hair chamber makes it easy to see when the trimmer needs to be emptied for optimal performance. A turbo power switch boosts cutting and fan speed by 30-percent for significantly increased suction power.

To quote Wayne from Wayne's World, "It certainly does suck."

The T980 has nine length settings, which should be enough for anyone besides Santa. It also sports self-sharpening blades, which, quite frankly, scares me.

The Philips Norelco T980 Turbo Vacuum Trimmer is $39.99.

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December 14, 2007

Free Dopp Bag from Baxter of California

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The boys of Baxter have this holiday gift promotion for you. Buy any Skin 1.2.3 ($40) or Shave 1.2.3 ($60) kit between now and December 20th and receive a free Dopp bag with your purchase. Here's the deal - just add the Dopp bag (normally $25) to your shopping cart, then use coupon code "DOPP" when checking out. Dope!
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December 13, 2007

Shaving Supplies and a 19" Stanley Toolbox

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So you want to get the special man in your life interested in upscale men's grooming products, but you're worried the gift won't seem masculine enough. Best4Men has got you covered with two gift possibilities - The Men's Starter Grooming Toolkit ($89) and Men's Ultimate Grooming Toolkit ($280), both of which come in a "rugged 19" Stanley™ Toolbox".

Both toolboxes are full of products from some of the highest quality brands around - Billy Jealousy, John Allan's, Anthony Logistics for Men, By142. Whoever stocked these boxes knows how to pick 'em. And there's free shipping if you order before the holidays. Just tell him it came from the Home Depot and he'll be thrilled.

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December 12, 2007

Review of L'Occitane Cade After Shave Balm

cadeAfterShave.gifYesterday we shaved with L'Occitane Cade Shaving Cream, today we're sealing the deal with L'Occitane Cade After Shave Balm.

Continuing the hyperbole from yesterday, here's how L'Occitane describes their Cade After Shave Balm:

Redefines after-shave comfort. Extraordinary blend of Shea Butter and birchwood sap extract helps resist redness, razor burn and feelings of tightness. Our signature Cade complex of juniper, sandalwood, Immortelle and rosemary essential oils purify skin to clean and soothe nicks and breakouts. Light and fluid texture quickly absorbs without a trace of tackiness.

Birchwood sap extract? Immortelle? (The latter is a flower. Had to look it up.)

So I'm sure some people really like this stuff, but it kind of stung, particularly above my lips where my skin is a little raw from blowing my nose. I'm a sensitive man. Lords knows if there's a pea under my mattress I'll wake up all black and blue. But this stuff wasn't my favorite. As an after shave balm it works great. Just wish I didn't have a reaction to it. Your mileage may vary. If you see a tester at a store, try some out. Maybe it's for you.

L'Occitane Cade After Shave Balm is $28 for a 2.5oz / 75 ml tube.

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December 11, 2007

Review of L'Occitane Cade Shaving Cream

loccitaneCadeShaving.gifBeen shaving with L'Occitane Cade Shaving Cream for the last few weeks. Now I'm used to some flowery language when describing shaving creams, but I think this is just slightly over the top:

Transforms into a cushioning mousse on skin. Purifies with Cade complex of Provençal essential oils; tones skin to a supple texture with Shea Butter and glycerin. Formulated for sensitive skin prone to irritation. Earns a loyal following worldwide.

Cushioning mousse? Loyal following? Am I missing some weekly gathering in major worldwide cities to celebrate L'Occitane Cade Shaving Cream?

Me and L'Occitane got off to a skeptical start. But the truth was, the misstep was mine. I started out applying L'Occitane Cade Shaving Cream with just my hands and was getting mediocre results. Then I switched to applying the shaving cream with a brush, and started seeing signs of cushioning mousse. This shaving cream was made for a shaving brush. You'll get a uniform coat on your face, and those tough hairs will stand at attention.

L'Occitane Cade Shaving Cream is a thick cream with a pronounced scent which is half floral, half medicinal. It's definitely a clean scent, but might be a little strong for everyone. It's quite possible that this is the smell of cade - AKA Juniperus oxycedrus. I don't know. In fact, before this I had never heard of cade before.

Characteristic of the Mediterranean coastal region, cade, which has exceptional longevity, is a shrub of the Conifères family. Its persistent foliage is presented in the form of fine-pointed, prickly needles. The flowers form cones which gradually take on the appearance of berries. These, the cade seeds, reach maturity after two years.

(Side note - C is for Conifer is an awesome children's song by They Might Be Giants.)

So overall I thought the shave was very good. Use a brush when applying. Not only will you get a better shave, but you'll use far less cream with each shave.

L'Occitane Cade Shaving Cream is $28 for a 5.2 oz/150mL tube.

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December 10, 2007

This Just In - Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer

nt9110.jpgHot off our previous post introducing the Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer, we've received one of these bad boys in for a review. Check this thing out. Looks a little like a wingless bird. Like a penguin gazing into the sky. Like a grooming beak ready to peck its way through your toughest facial hair problem yet.

So, after your curse your way through the particularly infuriating plastic wrap, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see not only this little shaving beauty, not only a form-fitting protective cap, not only a tiny cleaning brush, not only two snap-on eyebrow trimming attachments (pictured below), but a battery!!! I know. It's the little things. But when was the last time you bought something with batteries included.

We'll be shaving with the nose and ear trimmer over the next week. Expect our review soon. And if you haven't been to ShaveEveryWhere.com recently, there's still time. Click on over to learn about Second Puberty and the ways to deal with it.

The Philips Norelco NT9110 Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer is only $12.99. Stuff someone's stocking soon.

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December 7, 2007

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Randy Jones

Remember Actober? No, that's not a misspelling. I really mean Actober. That's the baseball site Dane Cook was hawking throughout the post-season. Well move over Actober, now there's Movember.
Movember (the month formally known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year. At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants known as Mo Bros then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache and along the way raise as much money and awareness about male health issues...

(Sounds a lot like the guys over at Mustaches for Kids.)

Anyway, the month ends with some major partying around the world - all across Australia (where the "move-ment" began), to London, New York, Barcelona, and more. The photo above is from the New York gala.

"Randy Jones (of Village People fame) poses with two Playboy Playmates during the Movember party in New York City at Capitale. While he didn't shave his well-known Mo, many guests enjoyed receiving a shave at the Philips Norelco shaving bar."

The Philips Norelco shaving bar?!? Nice! That's got to be a trendy spot. Where else can you get a mojito and a BodyGroom?

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December 6, 2007

Specials From Around the Shaving World

wholeman.gifBunch of specials you should know about as the holiday season kicks in.

Wholeman
Wholeman is having a 10% off promotion today, December 6th 2007. Use promo code "CHRISTMAS" when checking out. Also check out their recommendation of Christmas Gifts broken out by price and by type.

ZIRH
ZIRH is offering the following on all online orders:
Free shipping (US orders only)
Free ZIRH 2007 Holiday Chocolates
Free ZIRH Holiday Body Bar
Free ZIRH skincare and fragrance samples
No promo code needed. Just shop online and load up.

Anthony Logistics for Men
Not to be outdone, Anthony Logistics for Men is offering free shipping on orders over $75, plus a free "Special Gift" with order. Special Gift!?! What could it be? How special is it?

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December 5, 2007

Introducing Venereous Shaving Oil and Jelly

venereous.jpgYou may remember a couple months ago we learned about Venereous Mountain Mist, an aftershave for your nether-region. Well, the good folks at Newf Brand have expanded their line with Venereous Shaving Oil ($19.95) and Venereous Shaving Jelly ($18.95). Now you've got your beginning, middle, and end.

Beginning:

The 100% natural Venereous Shaving Oil is used as a pre-shave balm, moisturizing your skin and stubble so the razor glides easily without getting caught on anything.

Middle:

The non-foaming Jelly allows you to see what is being shaved and adds other great ingredients which moisturize the skin and prevent irritaion.

End:

Control those unsightly red razor burn bumps, prevent ingrown hairs and leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and moisturized after every hair removal treatment.

And, to make these more enticing, all orders which contain the Oil or the Jelly will be shipped by December 15th and receive 20% off. Not too shabby.

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December 4, 2007

My Shaving Kit - A Foam Book for Kids

MyShavingKit.jpgHere's a cute little infant book for the young shaver-to-be in your life. It's My Shaving Kit - a foam book from Innovative Kids with pop-out pieces like a can of shaving cream and an old-school razor. The book is four pages long and has six foam pop-outs, including a comb, brush, toothpaste and toothbrush. Each foam piece is uniquely shaped so the book doubles as a simple puzzle. And while we're really all about shaving creams and gels, we'll make an exception for shaving foam just once.

My Shaving Kit foam book is $3.32.

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December 3, 2007

Second Puberty, and Salvation from Philips Norelco

We talk about shaving our faces. We talk about shaving our heads. And occasionally we talk about shaving our pubes. But for the older adult male, there are a few other hairy places which need grooming. Philips Norelco, the guys who brought you the BodyGroom, have cleverly named it Second Puberty. That's right. We finally talking about ear, nose, and eye brows. You know those places on your dad which you'd like to tell him about? Yeah, it's going to happen to you next.

Watch the video above. Then head on over to ShaveEveryWhere.com which has been updated with the latest revolutionary product from Philips Norelco - the NT9110 Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer. The pamphlet from the video is there for you to peruse. Learn more about the five stages of "Second Puberty:" Denial, Shame, Anger, Acceptance and Awesomeness. Then get awesome yourself, or give awesomeness to someone you love.

The Philips Norelco NT9110 Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer is $12.99. You, or someone you know, needs one.

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