Posts tagged "grooming"
Kyoku Lava Masque

Kyoku Lava Masque

There are a few things that I never thought I’d do in life that I wound up doing. On that list is going full Mrs. Doubtfire and putting an exfoliating mask on my face. However, the other day I found myself doing just that–except it didn’t involve a pie, but the Kyoku Lava Masque. Since this was...
Crown Shaving Co. Shave Cream

Crown Shaving Co. Shave Cream

Toronto-based Crown Shaving Co. contacted me last month and asked if they could send me over some of their shave cream. Despite the fact that I have more shaving products than I can handle right now, I said “sure, send some over.” Admittedly, I knew literally nothing about them, and I like to review products where the...
Cost Analysis: Double Edge vs. Cartridge Razors

Cost Analysis: Double Edge vs. Cartridge Razors

I had a request for a cost analysis of double edge vs. cartridge razors, and frankly it’s one that I’ve wanted to write for a while now. A nice shave is important, not only because it makes you feel good, but because it turns what was once a boring chore into an enjoyable method of...
Baxter Clay Pomade

Baxter Clay Pomade

This is my first encounter with a product from the Baxter of California line. Despite the fact that Baxter has been around since 1965, I’ve never been lucky enough to try one of their products out. My good friends at The Motley sent me over this jar of Baxter clay pomade, and I can certainly see...
Speick Shaving Cream

Speick Shaving Cream

No, gents, despite its design, that’s not toothpaste. This is the German-made Speick shaving cream. This cream, first of all, is extremely affordable–a tube is only $6.50 and should last you a few months. Yeah, it’s more than that Barbasol junk, but if you actually care about your shave and your skin, the price is...
Lock Stock & Barrel Ruck Putty

Lock Stock & Barrel Ruck Putty

Lock Stock & Barrel continues its parade of impressive products with the Ruck Matte Putty. This stuff is ranked a 4 hold, which means it’s stronger than the Pucka Grooming Creme, but not as strong as the Disorder Ultra Matte Clay. This ranked hold feature, by the way, is a fantastic idea for the line,...
Portland General Store Aftershave Splash

Portland General Store Aftershave Splash

For many years I was one of those guys who never used aftershave. I’d always ask myself, “What’s the point?” Thinking it was nothing more than just another product for Gillette to sell, I never really went about buying any. However, I started slow with some cheapo brands. Over time, I noticed how it acts...
Brooklyn Grooming: Shave and Serum

Brooklyn Grooming: Shave and Serum

Usually, I like to keep articles to one grooming product at a time. However, this 1-2 punch from Brooklyn Grooming‘s shave oil and facial serum is so connected that it really made sense to talk about them both as a single unit. First of all, it’s worth mentioning that Brooklyn Grooming is Brooklyn’s first men’s...
Portland General Store: Cologne

Portland General Store: Cologne

Today we break new ground into the cologne world. Portland General Store (PGS) was kind enough to send over a huge box of some really great products (more reviews of those coming soon), and since I haven’t reviewed a cologne yet, I figured this should be the first one. I haven’t kept away from colognes because...
The Better Half: Watches and Grooming

The Better Half: Watches and Grooming

The Better Half is a no-holds-barred question and answer session with Maria, the resident expert on all things from a woman’s point of view. Maria answers all types of questions related to men’s fashion, grooming, lifestyle, interests, and advice on maintaining the mantra: happy wife, happy life. Maria is a sassy, organized, and accomplished 20-something bibliophile...
Taun Small Batch Men's Skin Care

Taun Small Batch Men’s Skin Care

Taun Small Batch Men’s Skin Care is a new product from a new brand specially-formulated to fight wrinkles and age lines in men. While ‘fighting wrinkles’ may be low in priority on the list of many men, Taun has additional benefits as a moisturizer to make your skin brighter and fresher. As I’m only 25,...
Six Month Review: March 2012

Six Month Review: March 2012

Over the past six months I’ve featured some really great grooming products on the website. Each one has its own defining characteristic, and each company has its own defining goal and purpose. It only makes sense to create a compilation of what makes each product so unique. Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream: great smelling but...