This month one of our reviewers, Joe, kindly tested out the monthly box scheme for male grooming essentials – “Men Are Useless.” For about the same price as you would pay at the shops, Men are Useless will do all your essential toiletry shopping for you, box it up and deliver it through your letter box. Read Joe’s full review …
Originally published on Hippyshopper. December is just one sleep away and we are all getting geared up for Christmas cheer and shopping. However, as November draws to a close I thought we’d give an extra cheer for all of the guys who’ve been sporting tashes for a month in support for Movember; raising funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity. Now …
As it nears the end of Movember, you might be wondering what to do with your stash. To keep it or lose it, that is the question. For those of you in London, why not head down to the Merc shop on Carnaby Street. For the next month they will be offering shoppers a free trim, moustache tidy or fringe …
Bulldog has become the first male grooming company to launch a range of Fairtrade products. The new range, which consists of Bulldog Eco-System Shave Gel and Bulldog Eco-System Moisturiser will launch ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight (22nd February to 4th March). The new products include amazing natural Fairtrade ingredients from across the globe. The range contains green tea from Sri Lanka, …
Want a moisturiser that hasn’t been tested on animals? Bulldog has become the UK’s first cruelty-free male grooming brand to be recognised and approved by BUAV (British Union for Abolition of Vivisection) under their Humane Cosmetics Standard. Born out of frustration that there were no options available for switched-on men who wanted to reduce the number of man-made chemicals in …
Every week from now until Christmas, Boots is marketing an ‘Offer of the week’, giving you the chance to pick up gifts at sensational, knockdown prices. This week (October 16 to 22nd) customers can get their hands on the No7 For Men Skincare Collection for just £20 instead of £40.
The No7 For Men Skincare Collection contains Multi-Task Hair & Body Wash, Wake-Up Face Wash, Anti-Friction ShaveGel, Post Shave Recovery Balm SPF15, Protect & Perfect Serum, Anti-Fatigue Eye Stick and Anti-Shine Lotion.
Back when she started out, Karen Elson had her eyebrows infamously off-ed at the suggestion of Steven Meisel. She catapulted to international fame fronting high-fashion campaigns and covers from W magazine to Italian Vogue. All this would suggest that the loss of one’s eyebrows is actually rather beneficial- a debate being started over on the Daily Mail website. In the latest Givenchy advert, model Adriana Lima shows off a pair of bleached brows and the Daily Mail is as always on the attack.
Older than Berlusconi this Italian native is safe to keep around your daughters but definitely not as fun. What Proraso lacks at a party it more than makes up for in a quality shave, originating from Florence and over 80 years old this shaving cream has been giving Italians glowing skin and a smooth visage for generations. The ingredients of Proraso are a closely gurded secret, however it is known to contain coconut, lanolin and euclyptus oil- this last one you can smell and feel tightening your skin whilst being soft enough for even the sensitive of us. This shaving cream can be used with both a brush or your hand and a cut throat or regular razor, though I would recommend using a brush as it makes the cream go much further and the lather more lathery.
As a typically pale Brit, sun protection is something I need to take seriously if I want to avoid the look referred to as ‘rosbif’ in certain parts of Europe. I use Kiehl’s Ultra Factor Moisturiser with an in-built SPF 15 as my daily. For more serious sun, I recently trialled Kiehl’s SPF 30 Face and Body Sunscreen Lotion.
Kiss & Makeup‘s Zara writes…
Lacoste are launching a new scent which challenges men to be, uh, Challenge(d). The idea is that the scent will capture the essence of today’s young metrosexual, and be light enough to wear daily. Considering the tagline is ‘Never resist the call of the game’. it seems pretty relevant for Wimbledon, and I can imagine Henman spritzing on a little in between
getting trounced trying his hardest.
It looks as if, this summer, you will be mercilessly defined by your haircut. We’ve outlined a few of the trendiest, the possible need for back up in a can, and now, I have a new look. This piece of major hairspiration comes in the form of the ‘Pale Fountain’ editorial in the latest issue of Crash magazine.
As we’ve been thinking about our wishlists for Summer 2009, can we also call for an amnesty on the following fashion faux pas? Whilst we’re quite sure that our Brandish readers are beacons of style themselves, this list can be used to convince any errant rule-breakers you might know that 2009 is the year we said no to bad summer style.
Kiss and Make Up‘s Zara on jaw defining shaving cream:
If 2008 was the year that mancake rose to power, 2009 has solidified the metrosexuals place in society. We’ve featured the rise of Ab Gel and manscara, well now there’s another potion available for the looks obsessed male. It’s a shaving cream that promises to define the jaw as well as help you whisk away stray hairs.
Silver hair is having a moment. As seen on the runway at Calvin Klein and in their current advertising campaign, bleached cropped hair tinted subtle shades of grey-blue puts a new spin on the blue rinse.
Santa Maria Novelli are the perfect brand with which to recreate that Milano barber shop experience at home or if you simply feel like pampering yourself after a long winter.
The undercut is gathering steam as THE haircut for summer. A headcount (literally) at trend spots like Bistroteque and The Joiners Arms at the weekend confirmed that this relic of post-punk Britain will be gracing many hipster heads this S/S.
Yesterday, I was on my way to Gatwick after a holiday in Brighton and the radio came on with Jimmy Carr talking about such things as ‘Guyliner’ and ‘Manscara.’ It turned out that Carr had himself been wearing these rather controversial at the Elle Style Awards on Monday night and he explained that “you can’t polish a turd but you can sprinkle glitter on it.”
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Doesn’t Fiddy scrub up well? From coke dealer to primped popstar I guess it doesn’t come as that much of a surprise to learn that 50 Cent is planning to release a range of cosmetics for men. Jean Paul Gaultier’s heralded the acceptance of male cosmetics into the mainstream, (and also a hilarious video or two courtesy of Stuart and Sean) and now Curtis James Jackson III is joining the bandwagon.
The jury’s still out concerning your valentine’s day options, so treat yourself to a bit of a scrup-up and polish at the Kyoku pop-up salon in Mayfair… For free!
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At a recent friend’s birthday one of the presents which got the most attention was Mr Taylor’s Moustache Wax.
The friend in question does indeed sport a ‘stache and the wax helps him keep it in shape with the merest hint of a handlebar curve at the sides.