All posts tagged: grooming

FRESH AND CLEAN WITH OLAY

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. I have a complicated relationship with my skin –my face is moody, some days it is glowing and other days it is red, however it looks best when I’m tan, hence why I´m constantly on a beach. I have a skin condition called dermatitis so I really have to be on top of taking care of my skin. Like most men, I am a little messy, and I do not wash my face every day before going to bed, but I do have a morning routine. A moisturizer is very important but it won’t work correctly if I don’t clean my face properly. Cleaning my face before applying moisturizer is key to keeping my face looking good and my skin condition in check. I am always very open to trying new products because science is moving forward. And every day, there’s a new discovery and advancement in medication or a new technique, and that’s why I …

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 …

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 …