The Grooming Artist News Roundup: December 2016

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With your social calendar undoubtedly filling up, it’s prime time to ensure you’re looking your best as well as throwing jolly good holiday bashes, should you be hosting. Since proper presentation begins with a clean shave, we’ve included tips from Liverpool barber Ronaldo de Silva for a satisfying wet shave, as well as a quirky trick to try: supposedly, putting shaving cream on your mirror before you shower prevents the mirror from fogging up. If you’re in the habit of shaving after you shower, that means faster shaves, without the annoyance of not being able to see yourself. (We suggest doing this with old shaving cream foam from another life).

For those holiday parties, Bartender Tristan Willey of Brooklyn’s Long Island Bar creates a menu of 13 cocktails, all with a wintery twist (think vodka and cointreu mixed with cranberry juice and allspice). Meanwhile, MR PORTER enlists the help of jet setter Mark-Francis Vandelli for his best posh party tips.

Finally, we get to the bread and butter of the season with our picks for Christmas presents for the discerning gentleman.

Enjoy, and have a great holiday season!

Thinking about shaving off that Movember moustache you grew for charity? Liverpool barber Ronaldo de Silva offers tips for the perfect wet shave. (Liverpool ECHO)

Do you shave after a shower? Putting shaving cream on your mirror before you shower can stop it from fogging up. (The Star)

Bartender Tristan Willey of Brooklyn’s Long Island Bar shows you how to create 13 cocktails with a winter-friendly twist. (Esquire)

GQ’s favorite travel-sized grooming products list includes the lovely Marvis Toothpaste, which we carry on the site. (GQ)

Shopping for the man with a refined taste is daunting, to say the least. We help you out with 7 Gifts for the Well-Groomed Man. (Grooming Artist)

Dos and Don’ts for throwing a posh party from socialite Mark-Francis Vandelli. (MR PORTER Journal)

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Gift Guide: Staff Gift Picks + Holiday Shipping Deadline!

RoyalShave 2014 Holiday Gift Picks

With Christmas only 10 days away, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. So today the team at RoyalShave will be sharing our favorite things to give the dapper man…enjoy!

Important Reminder: The RoyalShave holiday shipping deadline is December 19th at 12 PM! Please place your order by this date for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

1. Burt’s Bees Foot Lotion, Peppermint

Mindi, Product Development

Who doesn’t like a foot massage?  This is a great stocking stuffer that keeps giving year-round.  As with all Burt’s Bees products, the ingredients are 100% natural (peppermint and coconut oils to name a few), and the lotion is so soothing to tired holiday feet.  When you soothe your feet, you soothe your soul!

 

2. Baxter of California Travel Kit with Dopp Bag

Vivian, E-Commerce

This is a great starter kit for those on the go or who just want to try out the Baxter of California brand. It’s TSA approved, has all the essentials you would need for a trip, and is very well made.

 

3. Proraso Shaving Cream, Menthol and Eucalyptus

Bianca, Social Media

Proraso is a favorite among the men that shop at Royalshave.com. The scent is refreshing and I’ve heard from our customers that it leaves your skin smooth and soft after shaving. This shaving cream foams and frothes very well so you are getting a close shave. The packaging is great, too, and it’s travel ready.

 

4. Spiffy Stuff Original Beard Balm, Black Label

Bryce, E-Commerce

This beard balm conditions the beard almost instantly and works for a few days. I like this one in particular because it will also tames some whiskers without feeling heavy like some beard waxes. I like it a notch better that beard oil because you can apply it carefully without leaving much on the skin itself. Damn good!

 

5. John Allan’s Ocean Shampoo

Linda, Copywriting

One of my favorite places to be is right by the ocean, so this ocean-scented shampoo is perfection. It’s also gentle enough for all hair types and even contains marine plant extracts like spirulina and sea kelp to moisturize while cleansing. I may just steal some from my boyfriend after I give this to him!

 

6. Above The Tie 7-Piece Solid Bar Stainless Steel Safety Razor Set

Chris, Marketing

Above The Tie is one of the few US-based safety razor makers. This set is my personal favorite for the quality stainless steel construction and the ability to change out the level of aggression on the head to suit my current shaving needs. Above The Tie razors offer the best value for the dollar when it comes to stainless steel razors.

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