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Shave of the Day - The Body Shop Maca Root Shaving Cream

Shave of the Day - The Body Shop Maca Root Shaving Cream

Fast shave with The Body Shop Maca Root shaving cream hand lathered with a Crystal+ razor blade in the Above the Tie S2 two piece razor. Finished with the Japanese made Lucido aftershave.
Shave of the Day - La Toja Shaving Stick

Shave of the Day - La Toja Shaving Stick

This morning started with a very fast and smooth shave with our La Toja Soap Stick face lathered using a Rooney shaving brush. The finish was a La Toja Aftershave Splash. Excellent shave that probably cost less that 5 cents.
How to Look Better in Photos

How to Look Better in Photos

Awkward smiles and blank stares make everyone look awful in photos. Even models. Fortunately for them, they know how to avoid these picture pitfalls.

But you can learn their secrets with these tips from Andy Speer, a longtime Men’s Health model who also happens to be a world-class trainer. (For Speer’s strategies on sculpting a cover-worthy body, check out The Anarchy Workout—one guy lost 18 pounds of pure fat in just 6 weeks!)

Step 1: Angle Your Body
To play up your masculine features without looking like you’re trying too hard, pull your shoulders back slightly. Point your feet toward the camera and shift your torso so that your shoulders are angled 10 to 15 degrees out of line from your feet. “This’ll give you more dimension,” says Speer.

Step 2. Keep Your Chin Down
If you’re lifting your chin or looking up at the camera, chances are you’re showing the world a perfect view of the inside of your nose, says Speer. Keep your chin pointed down and turn your head slightly away from the camera. The angle will highlight your jaw and make it look stronger.

Step 3. Laugh Quietly to Yourself
There’s more to a genuine smile than turning up the corners of your mouth and flashing your teeth. (Although pearly whites can certainly help).

A lot of men forget to “smize,” a term coined by supermodel Tyra Banks that means letting your smile spread to your eyes. You can see the difference even without actually smiling. With a straight face, look at yourself in the mirror. Now try to only “smile with your eyes.” It’s a slight change, but makes a huge impact on camera.

The trick to a smile that lights up your whole face is to let out a breathy laugh, says Speer. Thinking about something that cracks you up gives you a look of general happiness. Letting out a barely audible breath pushes air out of your stomach and gives you the added bonus of a tighter midsection. And remember: If you’re not achieving a natural smile this way, it’s probably because you’re not smizing.

 

Shave of the Day - Palmolive Shaving Cream

Shave of the Day - Palmolive Shaving Cream

Full head shave with Palmolive menthol shaving cream lathered with a Shavemac silvertip badger shaving brush. The razor blade used was the ever smooth Treet Black Beauty.
Shave of the Day - Speick Shaving Cream

Shave of the Day - Speick Shaving Cream

Full head shave today with The Gentlemen's Refinery Pre-Shave Oil and Speick shaving cream. The finish was a splash of La Toja aftershave.
Shave of the Day - Shark Razor Blade

Shave of the Day - Shark Razor Blade

Today's shave was with a Shark Chrome razor blade with hand-lathered The Body Shop Maca Root shaving cream. Very smooth and easy glide,
Men's Grooming Cartoon

Men's Grooming Cartoon

Here's a funny men's grooming cartoon from around the web.
Shave of the Day - Treet Black Beauty

Shave of the Day - Treet Black Beauty

Today's shave is a nice a nice, relaxed one with a Treet Black Beauty carbon steel razor blade. This blade provides a smooth, very comfortable shave. Lather was with Dr. Harris Lavender shaving cream whipped with a Semogue 620 boar brush. Finish was with Nivea aftershave balm.
Trifecta of Shaving Brushes - Simpson, Rooney, and Shavemac

Trifecta of Shaving Brushes - Simpson, Rooney, and Shavemac

Here's a special shaving brush treat from my personal collection. We use these brushes to test and review products. From left to right - Simpson 2-band, Shavemac D01, and Rooney badger silvertip.
Shave of the Day - Treet Platinum

Shave of the Day - Treet Platinum

Another quick face shave to clean off the stubble with a Treet Platium razor blade. Copious Tabac lather was whipped with the always amazing Simpsons 2-band badger shaving brush. Finished off with my current favorite aftershave - La Toja splash.
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