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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 …

BEARD BRUSH FROM BROOKLYN GROOMING

Brooklyn Grooming is introducing their limited edition handmade wooden beard brush and since I love all things BK I had to get one. This brush features their signature octopus logo engraved. This is such an iconic grooming accessory and the perfect gift for beard lovers! It is made of soft natural boar bristles, perfect for keeping your beard looking neat and tidy. It’s so lightweight for ease of use on-the-go with a beautiful Natural Wood Finish. Fits perfectly within the hand. You can buy the Brooklyn Grooming Brush clicking HERE!    

SHOWER WITH ME – OLIVELLA

So, here’s the thing with Olivella, when I go shopping at the supermarket, I sometimes like to experiment with new products, especially with soap bars, yeah, I know… we all have our strange habits. I am very old fashioned when it comes to soap, I like bars, I can’t use liquid soap, I do not like it. Anyways, I saw this Olivella soap, made of olive oil, and it smelled good, so I decided to give it a try, I’m talking 6 months ago, perhaps more… well, this is the only soap I use ever since. Olivella Bar Soap is made from 100% Virgin Olive Oil. You will be pleased to discover that their natural bar soap contains no animal fats, no harsh man-made chemicals, no dyes nor color additives. In fact Olivella Bar Soap was awarded as number 1 rated Face and Body Bar Soap from Allure Magazine December 2010. Olivella Bar Soap is a fan favorite. Their patented technology is filled with natural vitamins and anti-aging properties all found in 100% virgin olive oil. These soaps …

KIEHL´S FACE MASKS

So, I have these new masks by Kiehl´s that you have to try, taking care of your skin, especially your face should be a priority in your life… why? that’s the first thing people see, your face! In my case not only that but since I spend so much time in the sun, I need to take care of it. First we have the Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque. This mask will brighten and energise the look of your skin, helping it not to look tired and dull. It will restore the appearance of your face, making it look healthy and rosy. It is made out of turmeric, which is rich in antioxidants that will brighten your skin, also, cranberry seed extract which contains more antioxidants and the crushed seeds work exfoliating your face. How to use it? it is so simple and quick. First you have to clean your face, then you apply it and wait till it dries for 10min, rinse it with warm water will you gently massage your skin in …