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  • Wet Shaving While Traveling
    February 21, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Wet Shaving While Traveling

    Just because you are away from the comforts of home does not mean that you have to go without an enjoyable shave. Despite the minor inconveniences of airport security or lack of space in your suitcase, there are many popular traditional shaving products that are either designed for travel or have sturdy and compact packaging that make them smart choices. This article offers some tips and suggestions on traveling with your favorite wet shaving gear.

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  • Sir Irisch Moos Shaving Soap
    February 16, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Sir Irisch Moos Shaving Soap

    Sir Irisch Moos is one of the iconic German-made grooming product lines.  Established in 1969 and produced by Maurer & Wirtz, Sir Irisch Moos continues to enjoy a loyal following around the world.  This article takes a look at one of the most popular wetshaving products from the brand, the Sir Irisch Moos Shaving Soap Stick.

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  • TwinLuxe Soothing Face Balm
    February 13, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    TwinLuxe Soothing Face Balm

    The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were watched by 26.5 million viewers on Sunday night. If you were fortunate enough to attend the Grammys, you would have received the official gift bag including luxury products made to impress even the highest paid celebrity. I did not attend the Grammys, but I was given the next best thing: the opportunity to try out the featured skincare and shaving products offered to music’s elite. The TwinLuxe shaving products are new to the market, but are receiving a lot of attention – and rightfully so since I was recently impressed with its shaving cream. This review now takes a closer look at the aftershave component of the TwinLuxe shaving system, the Soothing Face Balm.

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  • Bulb or Fan: A Look at Shaving Brush Shapes
    February 11, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Bulb or Fan: A Look at Shaving Brush Shapes

    One of the most common questions that new wet shavers ask is, “What kind of shaving brush should I buy?” Unfortunately, there is not a “one size fits all” answer as there are many variables to consider when you are shopping for a shaving brush. You have many choices for sizes, hair grades, handle materials, and other features, including the shape of the brush loft. This article provides an introduction to the two most common shapes of shaving brush lofts: bulb and fan.

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  • The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm
    February 10, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm

    Your face takes a beating from stress, diet, and the elements, especially during the cold winter season. Using an aftershave balm helps to moisturize and heal freshly exfoliated skin that was exposed while shaving. The latest offering from the Bluebeards Revenge brand is designed to complete the ultimate shaving experience for "real men" with thick stubble. While the skull and crossbones symbol usually represents poison or treachery, The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm bears the mark and actually helps to soothe and comfort.

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  • TwinLuxe Smooth Shave Cream
    January 31, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    TwinLuxe Smooth Shave Cream

    Because of my love for traditional wet shaving, most of the products I use fall into that category. Occasionally, however, a new product comes along that does not fit exactly into that definition.  When the Tsai brothers contacted me and asked if I would be willing to take a look at their TwinLuxe shaving system, I was hesitant at first. They offer a modern, high-priced cream that requires no water to create lather.  Their innovation to create a unique product and their philosophy of shaving as a daily luxury convinced me to give this product a try. This article focuses on the central product of the TwinLuxe shaving line, the Smooth Shave Cream.

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  • Pinaud Clubman Aftershave
    January 26, 2011 Mike Sandoval

    Pinaud Clubman Aftershave

    There are many scents that transport individuals to a specific time and place.  For many, a smell of something cooking might remind them of their childhood.  The smell of wet grass in the morning might remind someone of summer and baseball.  Then there is a smell of the barbershop that many cannot place their finger on, but are always searching for that masculine scent.  That smell is Pinaud Clubman.

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