Let’s face it, most days I’d say I’m lucky if I have enough time to brush a comb through my hair and make it out the door. There are however three things I use every morning that I refuse to skip. THEY ARE A MUST! Read all about the three things I do every morning without fail.Read More
Liberty Belle RX has greatly improved my skin! Since following my own personalised AM/PM skincare regimen, my skin’s texture, pore size and brilliance have all improved! Read more about this brand after the jump!Read More
I turned 30 in the last year. I don’t want to sound like a cliche, but I really took a hard look in the mirror & couldn’t help but think “crap its only downhill from here!” That same day I decided that it was time to start taking a more serious approach when it came to my skincare routine.
Read all about what product I 100% swear by & how it caused a drastic change in my skin!Read More
Sometimes you got to pamper yourself, whether it being by taking the time at night to draw a bath, booking a massage or simply buying yourself a new fragrance. I personally enjoy the 20 minutes in my nightly routine where I take the time to treat my skin to some great skincare products.
I’ve rounded up a few products I personally have used myself. Each and every grooming product in todays post has earned the badge of “Absolute Necessity” in my book!Read More
Ever since I remember I have had problem skin, I've always have had to worry about maintaining a clean face to avoid breaking out. Now that I am older I've luckily grown out of the phase of problematic skin rearing its ugly face regularly, but I still make sure to follow a simple & effective skin regime to keep it at bay.
I've recently been following an easy 3 step solution by Aspect Dr morning & night in order to achieve flawless looking skin. Aspect Dr is an Australian skincare brand that specializes in quality products to help any type of skin reach that level of perfection we all seek. I use their Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, Exfoliator, Problem Skin Serum & Multi B Plus Serum daily and have noticeably seen my pores minimize & my skin tone even out. Every product uses a blend of botanical & natural occurring extracts that are non-irritating for your skin. If you follow this simple regime you're sure to achieve a renewed, smooth & healthier looking skin.
3-Step Simple Regime
- Deep Facial Cleanser
- Problem Skin Serum
- Multi B Plus Serum
- Deep Facial Cleanser
- Exfoliator or Problem Skin Serum (alternating each night)
- Multi B Plus Serum
Head to Aspect Dr's website to inquire more of their amazing products. In just a week & a half I've noticeably have seen my skin improve & more importantly been getting compliments from my friends. I honestly can say that this combination of skincare products has improved my skin.
Like it or not winter is just around the corner & with that comes harsh conditions that can wreck our skin. The winter elements can cause dry & irritable skin which is exasperated by the drastic changes of temperatures we experience when moving from warm indoor spaces to the cold temperatures outside. Because our this, sometimes our skin requires some extra help to protect us during the winter months.Read More
For a while now I've been using solid colognes as my primary scent post-working out. Not only is a solid cologne easy to throw into a bag without worrying if it will break, but it also has a long lasting scent when applied to the skin. Because they are made without any water, they pack a stronger punch & concentration of fragrance. I feel that when I use a solid cologne the scent interacts more with my skin & activity level, maybe its because you apply it directly onto your skin, but something about it leaves a pleasurable experience that evolves as your day goes on.
Solid State Cologne is an Australian based brand that specializes in a bespoke range of solid colognes for every guys needs. Each cologne has a unique blend of scents, for example, my personal favorite, the Wayfarer, is made with spicy tobacco, vanilla & cacao. Each scent is packaged in a portable slide tin that is absolutely the perfect size to stick in your pocket & take everywhere. Just swipe your finger in a circular motion in the beeswax based balm & apply to your pulse points, such as wrist, behind the ears & neck.
Because solid colognes are highly concentrated, start off sparingly & build up to the perfect personally tested amount. A quick dab & you're out the door!
Lets face it, in this day of age, there is absolutely no excuse why every guy should not be following some sort of grooming regimen. While the thought might scare a lot of you guys off, the truth of the matter is there are a multitude of men’s products out there that are extremely easy & effective. Whether you’re a seasoned pro at men’s grooming or you’re a newbie, the following grooming products & habits I am about to share with you guys will have you looking better than you have before, all without having to raid your girlfriends side of the bathroom.
I’m all about quick & easy. I don’t like to spend more than 15 minutes total getting ready in the morning. Because of this I like to start off my facial routine while I’m showering. Getting your grooming started in the shower is the most time effective thing you can do, also it will be hard to forget since there aren’t a whole lot of distractions in when showering. I always like to start off with a quick exfoliation to scrub off all the dead skins cells that accumulate overnight. My personal favorite is the Kiehl’s Skin Brightening Exfoliator because not only does it exfoliate but it evens out your skin all in just a simple 30 second scrub. I like to also keep a good face wash in my shower as well, as most of the grocery store body washes I feel don’t do such a great job of truly getting a deep clean for your face. Try out the Aesop Amazing Face Cleaner for a great fresh start for your face.
Once I get out of the shower & after my shave, I like to use a toner followed by an easy moisturizer. As men age our skin begins to look rough, both these products help fight that & work hard to maintain your natural skins elasticity. Baxter Herbal Mint Toner makes my personal favorite toner, it not only smells great but is completely refreshing when used after a shave. Lastly, before I’m out the door I apply an easy & light Madarin Facial Hydrating Cream by Aesop. Its light enough that you don’t feel it, but strong enough to protect your skin from damage from the day ahead. I like to always buy two, that way one is always in my bathroom while the other can stay in my gym bag to reapply after a good workout & shower.
Fight back rough & leathery skin & start taking care of your face. After just one week you’ll notice how fresh & healthy your skin will feel. So tell me, what is essential to your grooming routine? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Post originally written for Men's Health MVP Network.
Sophisticated & easy are a few adjectives that I would use to describe what I look for in men's grooming products. While I want to use amazing products that make me feel & look great, I don't want to spend too much time or effort to get it done. I believe that a guy should be able to get ready fairly quickly & leave all the primping to the women. Quality products are always a must for me.
Recently I was able to try out Fulton & Roark's line of grooming products. From their fragrances to their shaving cream, everything about this brand embodies what I look for in men's grooming. The thought process when creating their products was to create 'details that shape the lives of men' because of this their use is extremely easy.
I've become addicted to their unique line of solid colognes. Their compact size makes it easy to carry around with you anywhere. I've personally have enjoyed carrying it in my gym bag at all times. No longer do I have to worry about my cologne bottle busting in my bag, ruining all my clothes. The highly concentrated, wax based fragrance sticks around all day. The Hatteras fragrance is my favorite post-gym because of its fresh & sporty scent. I can honestly say that I've put the bottle down & have been on solid cologne ever since.
Not only are their fragrances great, but their shaving cream is one of the best that I've tried. Its simple & easy, just lather on your wet face & go. In the past I've found that no-foam creams haven't worked well to prevent friction & pulling of my facial hair, but when I used Fulton & Roark's cream I got one of the cleanest & smoothest shaves ever, it is great! The packaging of the cream is phenomenal, the attention to detail sets this product apart.
Shop Fulton & Roark products here & let me know what you think in the comments below!
I've always believed in having multiple fragrances line my bathroom shelf. You can alternate between different scents depending on your mood or even weather. Every year when winter approaches I tend to gravitate towards bolder scents. I leave behind the more flowery & summer fragrances & begin to look for something more appropriate for the weather.
The same way you update your clothes for the season, your fragrance should always be refreshed. I've always been a fan of a woody fragrance for the winter. A bold scent can bring about a feeling of warmth & an autumn feel. The following three scents are worth checking out.
Chanel has long been a powerhouse in the fragrance market, their Blue De Chanel eau de perfume does not disappoint. The mediterranean herbs mixed with cedar & sandalwood is a perfect fit for the coming months. The woody aromatic fragrance provides a provocative & sensual smell that is sure to impress anyone who comes in contact with you.
Abercrombie and Fitch has recently updated their classic Fierce fragrance, introducing a bolder version dubbed Fierce Confidence. The newer version of the iconic fragrance is updated with a white amber & citrus mix that gives the cologne a bolder scent that will exude confidence & power.
Rounding out my list is Tom Ford's Champaca Absolute eau de parfum.There is nothing more manly than a Tom Ford cologne. They are sexy, woody & warm. Anytime I wear this particular scent, I am guaranteed to receive a compliment of my cologne. The Champaca Absolute multi-layered fragrance has a Tokajii Wine & Cognac undertone that is sensuous. For the rugged men, this is the scent for you.
Thanks to Abercrombie & Fitch, I have two Fierce Confidence bottles to give away to my readers.Enter in the widget below to be a winner. Both winners will be contacted via email.