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Thursday, December 20th, 2007
I love to spoil my honey at the Holidays. When buying him a gift I try to get him a couple of fun items, and then practical ones that he wouldn’t get for himself. Skin, Body and Haircare items may not sound that exciting but he does appreciate trying out new products.
Here are a couple of items that most men would be pleased to receive:
The Jack Black Jet Set Traveler ($32)
This grab it and go travel set includes four essential, daily skin care products in a stylish bag. These airline approved items make this the perfect stocking stuffer for every guy.
My husband has been using this the past week and finds it very convenient having all the items together in the one little bag. He really likes the feel of each product on his skin and I find the smell very appealing.
Every Man Jack Holiday Body Set ($9.99)
This kit contains their Signature Body Wash, Body Bars and Face Wash; everything a guy needs to get his face and body squeaky clean.
My husband especially likes the body scrub as he it keeps him really clean and smooth.
Redken For Men
With multiple products to pamper that special guy, you can choose what items you want and make up your own little goodie bag/basket for him. I chose Go Clean Daily Care Shampoo and Finish Up Daily Weightless Conditioner, Get Groomed Finishing Cream and Maneuver Working Wax. His hair is going to look just perfect in 2008!
My husband would absolutely love this.
Anthony Logistics For Men A Clean Start Kit ($40)
Cleanse, exfoliate, prep, shave, and soothe the skin with this set of five highly effective facial care products formulated specifically for men.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
Why not treat your honey to a new fragrance for the New Year. This Holiday is chock-a-block with limited-edition fragrances and value-packed gift sets. Here are a couple to tempt you…
Tom Ford For Men ($60-$85)
This men’s fragrance is a blend of traditional elements and modern influences. Like a second skin, the innovative classic woods fragrance is sensual, refined and luxurious.
Sean John Unforgivable Gift Set ($55)
Unique and clean, with notes of Sicilian Lemon, Italian Bergamot, Moroccan Tangerine, Grapefruit and Juniper, the scent defines the passionate Sean John lifestyle and appeal.
Set includes a 2.5 Eau de Toilette Spray and a 2.5 oz Deodorant with a signature black travel case.
DIESEL ‘Fuel for Life’ Homme Eau de Toilette Limited Edition ($95 2.6 oz)
An energetic potion that opens with a stimulating star anise harmony, with an aniseed scent that is sweeter than star anise itself, for an initial whiff of crispy freshness strengthened by the tanginess of pink grapefruit. Experience the energy potion for him, decked in style, in a Limited Bling Edition for the ultimate statement in personal expression.
Gucci Pour Homme II Gift Set ($55)
An alluring fragrance heightened by a sensual, spicy soul, Gucci Pour Homme II is the essence of young, masculine sensuality. The embodiment of relaxed refinement for the modern-minded man whose style is distinctive and effortless, this fresh, spicy, woody, scent is filled with playful attitude and charisma.
Set includes a 1.6 oz Aftershave Lotion and a 2.7 oz Stick Deodorant in a signature gift box.
Scent Sampler Gift Certificate For Him ($50)
Includes eight samples of the top selling men’s fragrances to try, plus a gift voucher of equal value that can be redeemed at any Sephora store for a full size bottle of any one of the samples included.
Samples include: Aquolina Blue Sugar, Carolina Herrera 212 Men, Ermenegildo Zegna ZegnaIntenso, Kenneth Cole R.S.V.P., Lacoste Essential, Masaki Matsushima M;Men, Givenchy Very Irresistable Givenchy For Men Fresh Attitude, and Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme, plus a bonus Anthony Logistics for Men Shave Cream.
Monday, November 19th, 2007
A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to the new ck Calvin Klein beauty collection (article). Today I would like to introduce you to MAN, the recently released masculine and sexy fragrance from CK. With a sophisticated blend of crisp freshness, exotic spices and rich woods, MAN is the quitessential Calvin Klein men’s fragrance.
Contained in the most gorgeous minimalist bottle, created by the highly acclaimed Baron & Baron, this appealing scent contains top notes of Rosemary, Mandarin, Bergamot and Violet leaf. Heart notes of Bay, Nutmeg, Incense and Spearmint and base notes of Cypress Wood, Guaiac wood, Sandalwood, Amberwood and Musk.
I would highly recommend this as a gift for your honey this Holiday.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
Today, as part of the Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint men’s week-long feature, I am focusing on skincare and specifically one brand. Clinique developed Skin Supplies for Men in 1976 and it is now one of the top skincare lines for men.
I decided to go straight to Clinque and ask Sara Whittaker, Regional Education Director, to share her knowledge with me.
LPnP: Why should men look after their skin?
SW: Most men do not enjoy shaving (and view it as a necessary evil!) a simple skin care routine can help a man to achieve a closer, longer lasting shave while staying younger looking longer!
LPnP: How can ‘he’ pick the correct products for his skin?
SW:At Clinique we offer a custom-fit approach by skin typing with the Clinique computer. This tells the skin strength and the skin condition which identifies his Skin Type and the best products for him to use.
LPnP: What are three tips you can provide for a man who is interested in looking after his skin.
SW: Invest in a simple skin care routine design to cleanse, get rid of surface debris that can cause razor drag and hydrate the skin.
Second, if you are a blade user use a shave product that allows the razor to glide on the skin – aerosol spray products can leave “air” pockets on the skin which can cause razor drag – and change your razor blades often!
Finally wear sunscreen – the sun can thicken the skin again causing razor drag (nicks etc) as well as ages the skin – try a moisturizer with sun screen like Clinique Skin Supplies for Men M-Protect.
Thank you Sara for sharing your tips with the Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint readers.