May 14, 2007

More on Hyper "X"

hyperX.gifShavingStuff reader Kyo wrote in over the weekend about his search for Hyper "X". He found a link using Japanese Yahoo to an online store which sells Hyper "X". Neither he nor I read Japanese, but I did run the link through Google's translation service. Not sure that's out of beta yet.

Everyday self-depreciation shaving serious. Self-depreciation shaving the mark becomes matter of concern. Cool you yearn to image. Slippery you have yearned to [subesube] state.

According to the translation Hyper "X" costs 7,140 Yen (including tax) or 68 Yahoo acquisition points. Anyone speak Japanese?

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May 11, 2007

What is Hyper "X"?

st_primpin_m.jpgI'm a big fan of Wired magazine. Each month they have a page called Japanese Schoolgirl Watch, devoted to the latest craze that young women in Japan are into. Usually it involves high-tech gadgetry accessories. This month they did something a little different - a Japanese Schoolboy Watch - on gyaru-o — "male gals".

Tanned, fabulously coiffed, and usually hetero, these foppish hipsters can be found cruising the Shibuya boutiques, spending as much time and money on their appearance as any trendsetting schoolgirl.

Here's what caught my eye when they detailed a typical gyaru-o's man-products:

Hyper "X": Reconstruct in Sense of Beauty for Men ($61)
Shaving is for losers. A little dab of this gel will keep your face as smooth as Astroboy's butt.

Does anyone know what this product Hyper "X" is? I wrote to Wired but got no response. As you might imagine, it's hard to search on Hyper "X". Sounds more like a game than a grooming product. If anyone has any info about this product I'd be very thankful if you could send it in. Thanks.

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May 10, 2007

$10 Off Gillette Products at Amazon

gilletteStuff.jpgJust got word of this great deal on Gillette products at Amazon:

Save $10 instantly when you spend $39 or more on Gillette products offered by Amazon.com. Enter code BREEZMAY at checkout. Here's how. Offer expires May 31, 2007.

Yeah, yeah, I know. All you old-school shavers out there are paying 39 cents a blade. But for the rest of us who need our safety razors, saving ten bucks goes a long way. Don't forget you'll get free shipping too.

Via Dealnews.

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May 8, 2007

Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable

leisureGuyBook.jpgA while back we met LeisureGuy and his site leisureguy.wordpress.com which put my little blog to shame. LeisureGuy covers all things shaving-related, with a special focus on traditional, old-school wet-shaving. We're taking real razors. Real men don't need safety.

Now LeisureGuy has gone old-school again, trading his digital publishing for traditional ink and paper. Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable is now available from lulu.com for only $11.95.

The book rocks, and not just because I got a copy signed by the author, and not just because there's a little mention of shavingstuff at the end. It's chock full of useful info, step-by-step instructions, the culmination of years of trial and error.

Plus there are crazy ideas and anecdotes for you to draw on. Some men report positive results by use hair conditioner as shaving cream. Some men create "superlather" - a combination of shaving soap and shaving cream. Some men throw damp towels in the microwave and then treat themselves to the true barbershop "hot towel" experience.

If you've got any curiosity about the art of wet-shaving, this book is for you. Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable is available now for only $11.95.

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April 26, 2007

Grand Online Opening - Osrow

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Just got word from Taylor over at Osrow about the launch of their new online men's grooming site.
We specialize in the highest quality face, skin, body, hair, and shave products geared toward men. We carefully select the product lines we sell, so you can shop with complete confidence.

Shop by category. Shop by ailment. Shop 'til you drop for all I care. For shaving-related items you've got choices from Billy Jealousy, Men-U, and 4VOO. I imagine more will be added shortly.

And finally, in celebration of Osrow's grand opening they're offering 10% off all orders as well as free shipping on orders over $50. Nice!

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April 24, 2007

15% Off Billy Jealousy's Fuzzy Logic Shampoo From BuzzSkin

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How's that other hair on your head? Not the stuff you shave (at least, not all of us shave it), but the stuff on the top. You taking care of that?

We actually got an early bottle of BIlly Jealousy's Fuzzy Logic Shampoo way back in May of last year when it came out, and we promptly went right through it. Here's a link to our review which prompted the now legendary "Hey, you smell good." comment from shavingstuff wife.

Want to smell good too? Enter promo code "buzzoff15" when you check out at BuzzSkin and you'll feel good as well. You got until the end of the month.

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April 19, 2007

Reader Review of the Personna Matrix3 Razor

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ShavingStuff reader Joseph wrote in recently with this positive review of the Matrix3 razor:

Last week I picked up razor, Matrix3 by American Safety Razor, at Wal-Mart for about $4.50 (a handle plus three cartridges or four cartridges). The cartridge contains three titanium coated blades. I only used it once but was very impressed with its performance. It gave probably the closest shave I had lately, more so than the Fusion Power. Of course, it does not vibrate. The handle feels much lighter than the Fusion Power. Try it.

Here's the product features from Amazon:

  • One Razor with Two Refill Cartridges.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • 100% Vegan.

What?!? 100% vegan? Is this razor made of recycled corn husks?

From the American Safety Razor Company website:

The handle is made of brushed steel and rubber with an ergonomic design that provides a superior grip when wet, and the heavier handle improves balance and control.

I think whoever entered the info about this razor on Amazon was smoking something 100% vegan.

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April 18, 2007

Free Fedex Ground Shipping at ZIRH

zirh.gifBetween now and Tuesday April 24th you can get free Fedex ground shipping on ZIRH products when you use the promo code "TWO" at checkout.

May we recommend the Razorburn Relief Kit which includes PREPARE shave oil, SHAVE GEL (jar size), SOOTHE post-shave healer and ERASE, all for only $68. Hmm, actually that probably counts as only one item. OK, throw in a little CLEAN for $14 to eliminate excess dirt and oil.

Oh. Want 15% off? Use promo code 'ShavingStuffZ' as well. Nice!!!

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April 17, 2007

William's Response to Razor Longevity

response.jpgEvery once in a while a reader writes a comment which is so good it stands on its own. This is ShavingStuff reader William's take on razor blade longevity, originally in response to the post Get 130 Shaves Per Razor with Razor Saver? (which generated some great feedback).

Well in the past I used rubbing alcohol to keep my blades from oxidizing. You don't need to buy anything a cup will work perfect. When you expose your razor to water & salt from your skin its causes the blade to oxidize faster thus dulling it. See hair does not dull your blades it's the chemical reaction that cause the blade to dull. Surgical knifes are stored in oxygen free package that way when needed they are sharp and clean.

Also the remember that if you see a manufacture release titanium blades this may seem like it solved the oxidation issue and it does however, straight titanium tends to dull easy that's why you never see truly titanium drill bits. The best solution for the oxidation problem is for the manufactures to plasma coat their blades with 3 rotational layers of Titanium nitride/ Titanium Carbon Nitride/ Titanium aluminum nitride. This is a MAD easy process that even and idiot with MBA could understand and would only require them to install a couple vacuum chambers and plasma stuff.

Then the biggest problem is the wear strip on the razor. I can see some guy selling new pads for the strips. In any case I believe you will see the company that is the current loser of the razor war release blades that have the three sets of coatings thus making the blade replacement argument a HUGE issue when deciding to purchase your next razor set. Can you see the advertisement you could have the three monkeys with red buttons again.

Or maybe you show the guy putting five dollars in the trash every week.

I only wish I could fix my cable/electric bill.

Word.

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April 16, 2007

Review - The Vidal Sassoon Nose Trimmer Rocks!

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As you know from my recent posts I did not have much luck the Panasonic ER421KC Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer. The situation was getting critical since I was in dire need of a trim. As luck would have it I was at Target recently and I stopped by the electric razor aisle. For $9.99 they had a Vidal Sassoon nose trimmer. I figured, what the hell...

Turns out Vidal turned my nose hair hell into a clean-shaven heaven. The Vidal Sassoon nose hair trimmer is far better than the Panasonic. No fancy useless LED lights on the side. A much more powerful motor means I'm in and out quickly. And you can still rinse it out when you're done. Only lame thing about it - doesn't come with the one AA battery it needs to run.

The link above goes to the Vidal Sassoon nose hair trimmer on Amazon, which is currently $7.95, and comes with some extras like a stand and a comb which I didn't get from Target.

I guess their old slogan is true - "If you don't look good, we don't look good." And, damn! I look good. Well, at least a lot better now.

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