January 30, 2009

$10 Gift Certificate to iTunes from Billy Jealousy

itunesemail_final.jpgGot an iPod? Sweet! This post is for you.

Got a Zune? Dude... your parents suck.

Attention iPod/iPhone ShavingStuff readers. Billy Jealousy's got a special deal today only - Buy $75 worth of products at www.billyjealousy.com, and they'll send you a $10 iTunes gift certificate. And here's how you should do it:

That's $67. The rest is up to you, but I'd start looking in the Face section, especially at mosturizers and scrubs. Then pick up an album on Billy.

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January 26, 2009

Review of Cremo Cream Shaving Cream

creamocream.JPGMy New Years resolution - get a better shave without breaking the bank. It's recession time, people. And while it may have taken a couple extra months for the federal government to admit it, the average joe has known to watch his wallet for a long time now. That's why I'm psyched to have found Cremo Cream, a shaving cream which ranks among the best, and costs among the least. At $8 for a 6oz tube, Cremo Cream is by far the best shave for the shekel, the best bang for the buck.

If you remember back in December when we first got Cremo Cream in, creator Mike Boone had set out to make a different type of shaving cream, one that wasn't mostly air. He was on to something. Cremo Cream shaves like the high end brands we've come to know and love. I'd put this shaving cream up to the likes of The Art of Shaving, Gentlemen's Refinery, or Billy Jealousy. Super close shave with nary a nick or cut to mention.

Cremo Cream is a white cream with smooths on easily and doesn't gunk up your razor. The tube suggest you use an "almond-sized" amount, but I typically weighed in at the pecan or walnut level. Regardless, this isn't one of those "use generously" shaving creams. One tube is supposed to last 60 days, and I think that'll come close to being true.

The only place Cremo Cream falls short when compared to the high-end brands is scent. There's absolutely nothing malodorous about Cremo Cream. It's just verges slightly on the artificial lemon. If you want to pay three and four times as much for a natural manly aroma, be my guest. You won't regret it, but you won't be getting that much of a better shave.

Cremo Cream is a winner. At $8 a tube, it's cheap. Get some.

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January 22, 2009

Old-School Shavers: Details For Men Is Calling You Out

detailsformensampler.jpgAttention old-school shavers, and old-school shaver wannabes! It's time to think globally and act facially. Take a tour of the shaving world with these new sampler razor packs from Details for Men. $12.75 gets you the 55 razor Sampler Pack #4, including:

  • Derby Extra Super Stainless Double Edge Razor Blades - 5 Ct - Made In Turkey
  • Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades - 5 Ct - Made In Russia
  • Dorco ST300 Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades- 10 Ct - Made In Korea
  • Dorco ST301 Platinum Extra Double Edge Razor Blades- 10 Ct - Made In Korea
  • Personna Red Pack "Israeli" Double Edge Razor Blades - 5 Ct - Made In Israel
  • Sharp Stainless Double Edge Razor Blades - 5 Ct - Made In India
  • Bic Chrome Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades - 5 Ct - Made In Greece
  • 7 am Platinum High Stainless Stainless Double Edge Razor Blades - 5 Ct - Made In Bangladesh
  • Wilkinson Sword Classic Double Edge Razor Blades - 5 Ct - Made In Germany

Plenty of other sample packs are available, and if you're a fan of a specific brand - from Gillette to Merkur to Derby to Dorko and more - they've got you covered too.

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January 20, 2009

BodyGroom Clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond

bodygroombg2020.JPGOh that the world were neatly categorized into three buckets - you got your bedding, you got your bath, and for everything else you've got beyond. Where do you think the Philips Norelco BodyGroom falls? My guess is that last category, which if not for the fancy alliteration, could be called "misc" or "potpourri".

Now you wouldn't necessarily expect to walk into Bed Bath and Beyond and buy a BodyGroom, and my suspicion is whoever the buyer is for said triple-B store is realizing that now too. That might be why the BodyGroom is on clearance and available to you for only $19.99, while supplies last. This is the BodyGroom BG2020, which according to the model number is good for another 11 years. Shipping starts at $5.

To infinity and beyond!

Thanks dealnews!

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January 19, 2009

dkMommy Spot review of the Razor Mate

dkmommy.jpgYou may remember that back in December we got one these newfangled Razor Mates in for testing. A device which uses magnets to restore razors back to new? Please. Only NASA could do something like that.

Oh... the guy who invented it worked at NASA? Huh... Maybe we should check it out.

Anyway, we're not quite ready for our review yet, but Diane over at dkMommy Spot is, and here's her very positive review of the Razor Mate.

At first I was skeptical - a little box you set on your bathroom counter that sharpens your razor blade with magnets. But after reading the concept about how a blade's edge actually contorts after use, and how the magnets simply pull it back into place keeping the blade sharp, it started sounding logical. But too good to be true? I wanted it to work, after all. I hate paying $20 for a pack of razors, using them a few times, then tossing them in the trash. It makes me feel so wasteful and very "ungreen". So I gave the Razor Mate a go, and I'm so glad I did.

Click on over for her full review. Check back here soon for ours. Or head on over to SaveOnRazors.com to pick one up for yourself for $19.99.

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January 16, 2009

Free Shipping From eGentlemen After Taking Survey

If you're stocking up on some high quality shaving products from the likes of The Art of Shaving, Jack Black, Baxter of California, or others, you may just want to take an extra two minutes of your time and get yourself some free shipping. eGentlemen.com, the new-economy electronic gentlemen online store, has just what you need. They just want to hear a little about you first. What's your sign? Do you like Jennifer or Angela? And what do you shave with? Standard questions you might hear from a random girl at bar. You should be all over this.

So click on over to the eGentlemen survey and spill your guts. You may not end the evening with a working phone number, but you will end up with a working coupon code.

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January 14, 2009

Find Your Way To Straight Razor Place

Are you a single, wet shavin', old-school straight-razor man looking for companionship? If so, we'd like you to know about Straight Razor Place, the online hangout for stroppers and their blades. With reviews, classifieds, and an active community forum, you're sure to connect with other straight razor shavers just like you. Just don't confuse Straight Razor Place with St. Raight's Razor Place (which I did at first). St. Raight's is full of cartridge shavers who would know their shank from their tang.

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January 12, 2009

Oh Slick! Say Hello To John Allan's Pre-Shave Slickwater

slickwater_promo.jpgIt's a new year, and it's time for a new product. Hot off the presses comes word of the latest addition to John Allan's stable of men's grooming products. It's Slickwater pre-shave solution, and it's ready to take your shave to the next level.

This revolutionary pre-shave creates a slick surface for the blade to glide over, reducing cuts, nicks and shaving irritation. Slickwater preps and conditions the skin without clogging pores and is specially formulated to lift the follicles for an even closer shave. Tea tree oil provides soothing relief to dry or irritated skin, and oat extract helps to reduce potential redness and irritation due to shaving.

Regular readers will know that we're big fans of John Allan. You can check out our many reviews of his products here, and in particular our review of John Allan's Shave Cream. Could Slickwater make the shave even better? Thankfully we're expecting a shipment of Mr. Slick in the mail very soon. Review to follow.

John Allan's Slickwater pre-shave solution is $28 for a 2 oz/59 mL bottle.

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January 9, 2009

Review of the Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer

schick-quattro-titanium-trimmer.jpgBack in the day a razor had one blade. Simple. Understandable. Then someone got the brilliant idea to put two blades on every razor cartridge. Genius. We can charge more money. And thus the razor arms race was born. Now we've got four and five bladed behemoths, with micro-vibrating powered handles, and edging blades for sideburns and those hard to reach places. What else could you possibly jam on to a razor? (Wait, I just remembered The Art of Shaving special edition Gillette Fusion Power razor with built in flashlight!)

OK, so back to the question at hand - what else could you possibly jam on to a razor?

Schick's answer - a trimmer. If you haven't already seen the Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer, which came out last year, say hello to the latest in shaving improvements. This razor has a four-bladed cartridge for a super-close shave, an edging blade for keeping your hairlines straight, a powered handle for a smooth comfortable shaving, and now trimmer for taming your bushy sideburns. (The trimmer is at the bottom of the handle; see picture on right.)

And as ridiculous as it sounds, I really like it. I haven't been a huge fan of Schick razors before, but this one won me over. The Quattro has a big, beefy, rubberized handle which allows you to get a nice grip. It's certainly heavier than razors of 10 years ago, but for me that's a plus. It feels sturdy.

The trimmer is great. I typically get my hair cut every five weeks, and by the end of that fourth week my sideburns are looking a little unkempt. I'd gotten pretty adept at using a comb and an electric razor to thin things out, by it was always a precarious operation. The Quattro's trimmer makes this task easy. There are three settings depending on how close you want to trim. (Schick's site claims there are four. What's the fourth? No trimmer attachment on? Oh marketing department...) My advice - don't take the plastic trimmer head off. You'll lose it.

One thing to note - the Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer is loud. Of the three powered razors out there - Quattro, Fusion, and Mach3 - it is by far the loudest. Not a huge deal in my book, but worth mentioning.

So there you have it. A Schick razor that was finally good enough for me. I think you'll like it too, and I think you'll really appreciate the trimmer. How much you want to bet Gillette adds a trimmer to their Fusion this year?

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January 7, 2009

Win a full size The Art Of Shaving Kit from Foreman

There's only one thing that can make The Art of Shaving even better, and that's when it's free. If you haven't shaved with this brand's products, you haven't elevated your shave to an art form.

So here's what I recommend. Click on over to Foreman's blog 4mind4body, and check out the contest they're running. All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list, tell them about your current shaving habits, and then promise to tell them how much you love The Art of Shaving once you win. And trust me, you won't have any difficulty doing that last part.

Contest ends Monday January 12th, so you bests get a-clickin'!

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January 5, 2009

Ease Into The New Year With A Look Back

Happy New Year! You're at work. I'm at work. You don't want to be at work. I don't want to be at work. Hey, this new years thing isn't quite working out.

So let's ease into the new year with a look back at how far we've come in 50 years with this 1960s Gillette commercial. First off, it's in low-def black and white. We're so passed that now. A razor with one blade? Please. I have five plus an edging blade on my razor. And baseball players named Pee-Wee? Personally, I prefer Coco Crisp. (Yeah, I know he got traded.)

So take trip in the way-back machine and see how things used to be, and how much better you've got it today.

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