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FIRST INSTINCT | ABERCROMBIE&FITCH

When you feel that the top notes in this perfume are Gin & Tonic you immediately think this is a night out fragrance, a party perfume, meant for vibrant guys,  that are outgoing and spontaneous, a go-getter. For me, that I am no longer a kid but still young I find it revitalizing and energetic. The melon note on First Instinct makes it fun, flirty yet masculine, tropical without making you think of one of Carmen Miranda’s hats. This is a perfume I would wear every day to the gym, to the office, on date or night out. Price range is pretty affordable and would make a great gift for you or for a friend, boyfriend, brother, for any man in your life that needs a boost in confidence with a perfume. Make sure you try it when you see it, this is my second bottle and I picked up both at Penha.            

MONTBLANC’S LEGEND NIGHT

LEGEND is the latest fragrance from Montblanc and the latest addition to my personal collection. [true life: I’m addicted to colognes]. What I was looking for when I took LEGEND with me was a perfume to wear for a night out of town, a perfume that will transition from day to night easily. Most guys tend to wear just one cologne, I, on the other hand, am not like most guys. I like to wear different perfumes for different events depending on situations or time of the day. Every guy should own at least two, one for the day and the other for the evening. Legend for me is the perfect cologne for any evening event, from a soirée to cocktails at the beach bar. LEGEND has a strong presence without being overpowering, it has a softness to it that gives it the important versatility characteristic. LEGEND is very masculine, fresh, lively, sensual, modern for a confident man. Quite irresistible when combining with your own natural scent. I picked up my LEGEND NIGHT by Montblanc …

Bye Bye Raccoon Eyes

You wake up, wash your face and stare at that mirror at those deep dark circles around your eyes. They bring you down and ruin your day before it even started. You feel like you’ve tried it all and are ready to give up. Well, don’t! There’s a solution for it! Some of us suffer from this condition due to genetics, while others get these dark circles after a long day of work, having a bad night of sleep, or just simply because you’re partying too hard at Gusto (AKA ME!) These dark circles or how I prefer to call it the raccoon eyes is a common condition that doesn’t discriminate gender, age or social status. Meaning, anyone can get them. The solution to avoid these dark circles is the Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair. This cream will work wonders. It is a lifting, anti-wrinkle, dark circle reducing eye cream for men. How does it work? You apply it every day, and that is the only way it will work! This is not considered makeup to …

CLINIQUE FOR MEN

My face tends to look shiny, and the heat in Aruba doesn’t really help. I recently tried the Oil Control mattifying moisturizer by Clinique For Men which I really love for two beneficial reasons, moisturize my skin and keeping my face from looking oily and give it a more matte finish. You can wash your face multiple times and no matter how clean it is it will get shiny throughout the day, it’s only natural. However, you can control that with the new cream from Clinique. Some guys use some grooming products and make up applications, I typically use some products for photo-shoots and such, however, as far as a daily routine goes– I usually apply this Clinique moisturizer after the shower in the morning. I picked up this product at Penha a while back and have been using it religiously since. So, kids, if you’re looking for a cream that will help with the shine and keep you looking proper at all times, look no further. All those photos and selfies that you will …

FIRST INSTINCT GIVEWAY | PENHA & ABERCROMBIE&FITCH FOR MEN

So… Penha and I have decided to partner to give away the newest fragrance from Abercrombie & Fitch, this brand new perfume was designed by Phillippe Romano; he said: “I wanted to create a modern fragrance that balances both the fresh elements of fougère with oriental warmth. All the notes together, create a scent with worldwide appeal for the Abercrombie & Fitch man and beyond.” First Instinct, an oriental fougère, is intended for “the confident man who is not afraid to express his feelings.” The top notes include an aromatic gin & tonic accord combined with Kiwano melon, so it makes it perfect for a night out in my opinion but I used it in the mornings also. If you have been following me on snapchat, you have seen me spray it after the gym. Middle notes offer spicy Szechuan pepper, airy violet leaves and tangy citrusand.These ingridients will get the attention from everybody. Now, the basenotes are comprised of sueded musk with raw amber. The beautiful bottle has the appearance of undulating water. The silver …

BEARD OIL | KIEHL’S

If I had a penny for every time my friends or strangers ask me what I do to groom my beard… I always recommend beard oil, is the best and the only thing you need. Finally a well-known brand like Kiehl’s put on the market a beard oil. I tried it for a couple of weeks, I used 3 times a week, sometimes more, depending how many times I go to the beach. It is very lightweight which is important, you don’t wanna feel oily, it softens the facial hair to keep it looking nice and groomed. It is very important to use beard oil also to help the skin, some of the itchiness, when you are starting to grow your beard, is because it gets dry. Kiehl’s oil has an earthy blend of fresh Sandalwood, Cedarwood, and Eucalyptus essential oils. The Pradaxa oil softens and smooths coarse facial hair and nourishes the skin underneath while gentle exfoliating actives smooth dry, itchy skin.Blend of Cedarwood, Sandalwood, and Eucalyptus essential oils provides a fresh, earthy aromatic experience. …

MAISON CAULIÈRES

A few months ago I was introduced to MAISON CAULIÈRES. My first impressions based on their website were really great, I thought it was an outstanding product based solely on the descriptions of each scent. A good Illustration of a product, specially those who you cannot appreciate just by their looks, is really important. Packaging isn’t everything when it comes to perfumes, it helps a lot but still is a mystery when you purchase fragrances and cosmetics online. I had the joy to get one of their dry oils, body mist, bath oil and some other MAISON CAULIÈRES products, each of different scents. I was pleasantly astonished by the different aromas and scents, all different, all very distinctive and unique. You can expect to have an extra-sensorial experience while using them. You know what they say about aroma therapy, these products can and will relax you with their perfumes. I have to say, I trust many skin products, some are better than other but here’s the great thing about MAISON CAULIÈRES, they’re not just good, they’re fragrances, their …