Urtekram and Hair Trade reviews

It’s been a while since I have reviewed any men’s grooming or toiletry products. I am delighted to bring that particular drought to an end with reviews of several items that have impressed me greatly.

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The Urtekram range I tried out: Face and body lotion, hair and body wash and deodorant.

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The new and improved Toppbox grooming subscription service

Toppbox is a male grooming subscription service that I am quite familiar with. I reviewed the service shortly after its launch in last year.

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The new and improved Toppbox. Slightly fewer items but from a better range and more realistically priced.

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What’s the difference between Eau de Cologne and aftershave?

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A bottle of Acqua di Genova Eau de Cologne. Do you know the difference betwene Eau de Cologne and aftershave?

Gazing in the shop at an array of peculiarly diverse bottles all containing different scents and male grooming products can be pretty confusing, and many men grab the first familiar bottle they see to try the scent and if they’re lucky, find the right one for them. However, there’s a lot more to choosing a male fragrance than simply trying the scent, and one important difference is whether to choose Eau de Cologne or Aftershave. Thought they were one and the same thing? You’re not alone, but knowing the difference can open up a whole new world of choice for you, and depending on your skin type, activity level and preference, may help you choose a signature scent that works well for you. View Post

Summer skincare and grooming vlog No2

Following on from my recent summer skincare for men vlog, I was offered the chance to review a few other products designed for use at this time of year. I couldn’t resist doing a vlog of this latest haul. View Post

Review: The Bluebeard’s Revenge moisturiser for men

The Bluebeard’s Revenge Cooling Moisturiser

moisturiser, the Bluebeard's Revenge,It may seem a little odd for The Bluebeard’s Revenge to produce a moisturiser for men. This brand, after all, claims its extensive range of shaving products and men’s toiletries are not “for the bum fluff brigade”.

As it states on the packaging, however, moisturising is a “more than acceptable practice” and us males should “man up and moisturise”. There’s also something about man boobs and ladies not liking “scabby faces” but we’ll not go into that! View Post