Leave it to us to bring out the handsomeness in any situation, including a hostile takeover of insects.
It’s impossible to stop the impending cicada invasion hitting the East Coast, but that doesn’t mean hands can’t look their best while swatting and feet shouldn’t look great when you step on them. Dodge the swarm and duck into a Grooming Lounge location for $10 off any hand or foot service through the entirety* of cicada season with mention of the promotion*.
Also, please take note of our limited-edition Cicada Shave Cream. Available only once every 17 years, it’s infused with real Cicada-extract and is guaranteed to help attract a swarm of potential mates.
* Offer only lasts while those annoying cicadas are out and about. Can’t use promo with any other offers or Gift Cards. Other restrictions apply.
Most men have no clue about the role proper skincare plays in their overall health and happiness. Sure it’s not the “golden ticket” to an amazing life, but good skin can certainly make a man feel more comfortable, confident and handsome. We’re talking fewer wrinkles, better shaves, less scars, zippy oil and exponentially more compliments and opportunities. Nothing wrong with those things… right?
Anyhoo, we just finished polishing up a Grooming Lounge “How-To” Guide on anything and everything men’s skincare. Whether you’re looking for a better way to pop a zit or seeking out an easy face routine, we’ve got the details below. Enjoy…
CREATE A SKINCARE ROUTINE
PROTECT SKIN FROM SUN
REDUCE OILY SKIN
REDUCE PUFFY EYES
TREAT WINTER SKIN
USE A MASK
About six months ago we were contacted by the makers of Castle Forbes shaving supplies. They, like every men’s manufacturer out there (including us) were looking for additional retail/e-tail distribution and wanted to see if we’d carry the line. Being transparent, our initial thought was “what do we want with another old-school, European shaving brand? We’ve got a few solid ones already and wouldn’t this just cannibalize existing offerings? Do men really want another choice in this sector?”
Fast forward to a few months ago and the nice folks from Castle Forbes are in our office (via Scotland and England), waxing poetic about their brand’s history and its essential-oil infused, luxurious products. It was a nice presentation, but not one we haven’t heard dozens of times. Despite our initial negative thoughts, they left behind some samples of the product for the crew to try. That was the hook.
After about a week of use, several of the men in our office approached one another with the same line of questioning. “Did you try that shave cream — it’s the richest I’ve ever tried?” “Is that aftershave as amazing as I think it is?” “This stuff is ridiculous.”
Bottom line is the product performed as good as anything we’d ever tried. The scents of the shaving supplies were out of this world and the soothing and calming properties are unmatched. Castle Forbes is beyond legit.
So, now we carry it, because it’s awesome and deserves to be carried. And if we can provide a personal recommendation, try cocktailing our Grooming Lounge Beard Master Shave Oil with their Lavender Shaving Cream for one of the best shaves of all time.
You know how parents shouldn’t really have a favorite child… or at least they aren’t supposed to acknowledge such? Well, same goes for a grooming company not acknowledging their favorite product. Instead, you’re supposed to say all the products are amazing and not one is better than the rest. While we certainly understand this viewpoint, we’re so damn proud of our Beard Master Shave Oil we just can’t contain ourselves. It’s awesome and while the rest of the Grooming Lounge Solutions are also top-notch, we’re not afraid to say that the Shave Oil is just the best.
Why are we telling you this? Nutshell is that it’s an easy transition to update the status of our “hero” product. As you may or may not know, we’ve been out of the full-size version for a bit, just waiting to introduce a brand-new size and packaging design. And… it’s almost here.
The new packaging will feature a pump-top (as featured in the Leibowitz-esque photo above), finally allowing you to do some great things like:
1. Travel without fear of the super-viscous oil going everywhere in your dopp kit.
2. Dispense this “liquid gold” in more measured, effective and easy doses.
3. “Prime” the pump prior to its first use — which is always a hoot.
Anyway, the new packaging (same great product) will be unveiled before month’s end (April) and will come in a 1 oz. size for $25. So the best shave product around will now also come in the best packaging available.