Posts Written On December 07, 2013

A Gentleman’s Guide to the Holidays: Grooming with @TheArtofShaving

A Gentleman’s Guide to the Holidays is here.  This special feature showcases my top holiday gift ideas of the year.  Take it from me– I’m a dude, and I keep it classy like Ron Burgundy.  It’s my mission to help guide you through the madness of the holiday season with a collection of simple, manly, and sophisticated products for the gentlemen in your life.

In this first of a series of posts, I’d like to dispel any rumors about men not enjoying pampering.  The reality is- grooming feels awesome and, in the case of many men, you feel like a king.  That said, I’d like to introduce The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Full Size Kit from The Art of Shaving.

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All men enjoy a nice clean shave, even the burly bearded ones like myself.  I sport a grizzly face pretty much year-round, however even I need to maintain the furry borders of my beard.  Luckily, cleaning up is a cinch with all the items I need for a perfect shave in one package.

 

Say goodbye to the stubble.
Say goodbye to the stubble.

 

THE 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave in all of it's glory!
THE 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave in all of it’s glory!

 

Element #1: Pre-Shave Gel
Element #1: Pre-Shave Gel

 

Elements #2 & 3: Shaving Cream applied with a Badger Hair Shaving Brush
Elements #2 & 3: Shaving Cream applied with a Badger Hair Shaving Brush

 

Badger Hair Brush is smooth!
Badger Hair Brush is smooth!

 

Pocky wanted to help, but this guide is for gentlemen.  Sorry, lady!
Pocky wanted to help, but this guide is for gentlemen. Sorry, little lady!

 

Commence Shaving!
Commence Shaving!

 

Element #4: After Shave Balm
Element #4: After Shave Balm

 

Mission Shaving: Complete
Mission Shaving: Complete

 

The Art of Shaving has a whole line of great gifts for men seeking a clean shaven face including razors, brushes, and creams.  They have a few brick and mortar shops around the United States, but you can also check out their website for online shopping, if you prefer.  theartofshaving.com.

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@onioncrunch helps with post-Thanksgiving blues

It’s now a week after Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep eating. Here’s a small sampling of what you can eat between now and the next big holiday.

Scrambled eggs with kale!

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Green beans!

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Ramen!

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All savory dishes can be improved with a dash of Onion Crunch (original roasted is very versatile):

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I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s delicious, especially when compared with the other crunch choices:

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In the words of Onion Crunch themselves, “Put it on everything!”

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