If you're a fan of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, now's your chance to stock up on some cartridges at a great price.
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When you shop in stores or on-line Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30 with the experts that developed the science behind the perfect shave, you will receive 20% off your purchase.
The Art of Shaving transforms the daily, and often dreaded task, of shaving from a choir into a luxurious ritual. By signing up for The Art of Shaving newsletter at www.theartofshaving.com/friendsfamily you will receive invitation-only access to the exclusive 3-day sale that starts this Friday.
Anthony Logistics for Men is hosting a giveaway of a gift kit of your choice on their Facebook page: To enter, share the best Valentine's gift you've ever received on their wall (you'll have to "Like" the page before you can post). The giveaway only runs through February 5th, so don't wait!
"I've heard of waxing, plucking, and threading as options for facial hair removal, but shaving? No way! It will come back darker and thicker, everyone knows that. But guess what, says esthetician to the stars, Kate Somerville, everyone is wrong -- dun Dun DUN!
That's right, shaving your face is totally cool to do now. I must admit that I thought Caroline Manzo from the Real Housewives of New Jersey was a little nutty for admitting she shaves her face, because, hey, anyone crazy enough to go on reality TV should not be allowed to dole out advice on anything. But I guess she was on to something."
One of the issues that many men face when they decide to start shaving with a straight razor is that the razor they purchase may not be honed properly in order to get a great shave - and I speak from personal experience. It can be very frustrating, even to the point of giving up on using a straight razor for their daily shave.
But if you purchase your straight razor from Straight Razor Designs, they will not only professionally hone it for you, but will also give you a certificate for a free second honing. While that may seem like an obvious thing for a razor dealer to do, it's actually not as common as you might think.
So if you're considering making the switch to a straight razor (or are frustrated at your attempts so far), try getting it professionally honed before you begin, or buy from a dealer such as Straight Razor Designs.
"Remington is bringing the UK's hottest grooming brand stateside...introducing King of Shaves by Remington. After years of leading and innovating in the electric shaving category, the partnership marks Remington's first foray into the wet shave category.
The two grooming heavyweights joined forces to deliver the ultimate shaving experience with a complete line of razors, cartridges and skincare (to prime, shave and protect) designed to provide best in class results with optimum performance. The standout of the collection - King of Shaves by Remington Azor - is an award-winning Hybrid Synergy System Razor with a unique flexible hinge for a superbly comfortable shave. The "Bendology Technology" effortlessly follows every contour of the face allowing the closest shave possible."
"You might have seen our recent advertising which says 'We will not be adding more blades'. New Gillette">Gillette Fusion ProGlide won't have extra blades, it features better blades -- and a better shave.
But we thought it would be fun to let our imagination go wild and see what would happen if we did indeed, 'just add more blades'. Check out the advert for 'New Gillette MagmaCore Extreme'!"
The Bodygroom shaver is one of the top sellers for body hair removal (or manscaping, if you prefer), and one of our readers left a comment explaining why:
"This is the greatest shaver in the world in my opinion for shaving places like the groin. It will get ALL places with minimal nicks with unprecedented speed and comfort. I love this shaver so much that I bought both the normal and limited editions just for fun! These are the best money can buy. If you want to dazzle your girlfriend with shaven "You know what's" then this is the shaver for you!"
I've been trying out a new shaving creme called "Sake Infused Shave Crème", thanks to the folks at Kyoku for Men, and I'm pretty impressed by it so far.
"With over 25 years of research & development, Kyoku for Men Sake Infused Shave Crème marks the new industry standard in shaving technology. Combining potent skin softening agents, friction-free silicone micro particles, and an exclusive dual phase cellular anti-inflammatory complex. Kyoku for Men Sake Infused Shave Crème provides rich cushioning to ensure a smooth and calming shave."
Well, I don't know whether it's the 'silicone micro particles' or the Japanese sake which makes this such a great feeling shaving creme, but it's got excellent razor slip, which makes even a weekend's worth of whiskers a cinch to shave. My face feels smooth and moisturized afterward, and I had no problem getting a very close shave.
The only gripe I have with this is that it doesn't seem to rinse as easily as some other cremes, but because that's happened to me with other brands, it may have more to do with the quality of water I have at my house. I live deep in the southwest, and have hard water, but don't really know how that affects shaving cremes...
Either way, I still really like the Kyoku shaving creme, and heartily recommend it.
From the Fortean Times comes a tale of Occult Moustaches:
"For millennia, mankind has both venerated and feared that iconic facial lip-wand, the moustache (even "tash" chanted backwards sounds ill-fated). Generations of occultists and alchemists alike have striven to harness its raging sexual and supernatural powers. Centuries ago, Dominus Atte Ree, Lord of the Manor and Necromancer, initiated the Ordo Templi Hispidis, thus beginning my ancestral Handlebar of Destiny. But what exactly is this omnipotent force which lies behind the "bewhiskered lodestone"?"
OK, color me clueless, but I had no idea that moustache mugs even existed... Until I read about a famous one in the collection of Church's China.
Church's China, a company that has been retailing up-market Royal commemoratives for 152 years, maintains a small archive of antique Royal Commemoratives dating back to the Victorian age, and one of those pieces is getting some attention:
The King Edward VII Moustache Mug, manufactured in 1901 by Belleek China in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, is a facial hair accessory celebrity, if that makes any sense.
"Moustache mugs have a special ledge across the top, referred to in Victorian days as a moustache guard. The moustache guard has a semicircle opening against the side of the cup, enabling a gentleman's moustache to remain dry while he sips his tea through the opening. They were very popular in Britain and the U.S through the turn of the century but as the Roaring 20s took hold, moustaches fell out of fashion and, alas, so did the moustache mug."
It seems to me that the market for this type of 'utensil' is currently wide open, just waiting for a moustachioed guy with a passion for tea or coffee. Or maybe even better, a moustache guard for PBR cans for all those hipsters...
The new Gillette Young Guns have been announced and their commercial airs this weekend, 1/8, during the first Wild Card game. The Gillette Young Guns represent the next class of great performers. These up-and-coming athletes were chosen based on their individual sporting accomplishments, future potential and strong leadership qualities.
The 2011 class includes: Football's Matt Ryan and Ray Rice, Baseball's Evan Longoria and Carlos González, and Auto Racing's Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.
All orders from Matte for Men in the month of January will also receive a free Intense Mint Protective Lip Balm:
"Our lips are exposed to the elements every day and since it is easy to overlook the care of them, we made it easier than ever to protect them. Matte For Men Intense Mint Protective Lip Balm not only contains a sun protection factor of 15, but is also made with all-natural moisturizers to help keep your lips free from cracking and dryness. Our mint formula, made with essential oils of both peppermint and spearmint, leaves your mouth feeling cool, refreshed and clean."
Check out the full line of men's grooming and shaving products at Matte for Men.
"Magnificent Specimens is a glimpse at photographer Dave Mead's extensive portrait series, featuring the 2009 World Beard & Mustache Championship contestants: a collection of some of the World's most elegant, most bizarre and most elaborate beards and mustaches. Photographed in Anchorage, Alaska in 2009, the portrait series has traveled the globe. Specimens has been exhibited in New York City, featured in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and on ABCNews.com."
"Men of America, perhaps you missed the memo, but 2010 was supposed to be the year your grooming ritual was going to expand beyond the morning shave. A decade and a half beyond the advent of the metrosexual in the mid-'90s, graying baby boomers were supposed to lead the charge by embracing anti-aging serums, with the men and boys of generations X and Y finally adopting a skin-care regimen that consisted of something more than a wet washcloth and a bar of Ivory soap."
"At the age of 48, balding, stooping, disappointingly paunchy, with no dress sense, with one suit that I last wore five years ago to my dad's funeral, with minimal grasp of - as the French would put it - savoir vivre, I have decided it is time to up my game as a man.
Perhaps this is a mid-life crisis. Or, at least, one of the many that litter one's declining years. As a man, I have always felt like an amateur, a boy rather than the finished article. There is a scene that captures this in Seinfeld. Jerry and George are kvetching in a coffee shop. Jerry: "What are we doing? What in God's name are we doing?" George: "What?" Jerry: "Our lives! What kind of lives are these? We're like children. We're not men." George: "No, we're not. We're not men."
Ever wondered what method of shaving has the least impact on the environment?
"Here we face a classic environmental conundrum: Is it better to buy a more energy-intensive manufactured product that can provide years of reliable service or to keep replacing cheap, low-energy disposables."