mens grooming

Tenax Hair Pomade

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Anyone who knows the team at The Amazing Blog knows that the chance of a sojourn to the haven that is Florence is always greeted with a less than dignified scramble to the front door … sadly this time it was all in vain. However, we were placated with the next best thing, as a little bit of Firenze came to visit us in the form of a rather attractive tin from the Tenax team with something special to keep our tresses in tiptop shape.

Shape being the operative word here; this is serious styling ground as the rhinoceros on the packaging suggests - however, no rhino was harmed in the process of bringing this gem to market, we are assured. Tenax have clearly gone to a lot of trouble in developing a brand which can be recognised as Italian, and as trusted as the Vespa scooter. However, the power of such brand recognition is being used to the fullest here as lifting the lid of this delicious pomade immediately transports us to the romance of that incredible place, conjuring up powerful images of suavely turned out ‘Italian gentiluomo’ going about their lives with no hair out of place … and if there is, it’s probably meant to be there, such is their relaxed confidence.

The beauty of this Tenax range is the strength of hold it provides without the cloying clagginess which can be the disappointing by-product of lesser brands. There’s nothing worse than a gentle run-through of the hair turning into a tussle to free the digits whilst trying to retain some semblance of composure! Fortunately the Tenax Matte Pomade saves us from such misery, as when it says it will give you long-lasting hold for whichever style you are going for … well to coin a phrase … it does exactly what it says on that tin! A light masculine fragrance, the water-based wax is simplicity itself to apply by rubbing a small amount between the palms and styling at your own pace - with quality like this, you too can enjoy the suave confidence that our italian friends who make look so completely effortless. For your Tenax Pomade - Matte in 125ml for £14.50 see here Bellissimo!

 

King Brown Pomade - Matte

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Hair is vital to complete a slick look. It doesn’t matter if its day or night, at work or relaxing with your mates, it never hurts to look smart. The Amazing Blog recently learned of a great modern wax that keeps your hairstyle in place. King Brown Pomade, based in Australia, uses the history of men’s grooming in their favour. Its product withstands time, not trends, according to King Brown Pomade. 

King Brown Pomade embodies both tradition and quality in its formulas. The Matte Pomade, made from clay and beeswax, gives it an excellent consistency for a natural look, textured styles, matte-look classics, and a light to medium dry hold—a tricky balance to find! Malt extract is added for hair conditioning, too. We love how easy restyling can be with this product, and because of its clay and wax base—no crunchy residue is left behind. The Matte Pomade works for all hair types at any length. It also has a light enticing scent with notes of rosemary, bergamot, cedarwood, basil, and leather, which drives us wild!

You can purchase the King Brown Matte Pomade 75g here for £14.95.

Carlsberg Grooming Kit

Beauty and skincare isn’t exclusive to just women, men are becoming more concerned with their appearance and overall health. Here at The Amazing Blog, we have finally found a skincare range that can get our boys excited. Carlsberg have launched a series of limited edition male grooming products made from real Carlsberg beer!

Interestingly, the ingredients used to make beer have also decided to make skincare and haircare benefits, why were we not told before? The Barley, Hop and Yeast are incredibly rich in vitamin B and Silicium, both of which strengthen and shine their hair, and keep skin protected and deeply hydrated. The Beer Beauty Body Lotion and Shampoo had light, fluid textures that left the hair and skin feeling extremely soft. The lotion soaked into the skin with ease and the shampoo transformed into an even lather, leaving the hair feeling as clean as a whistle. I have no doubt the range will intrigue any beer lover; it keeps true to the renowned green and white packaging for a truly masculine pamper session. We loved that the fragrance was soft and pleasant rather than overpowering as beer can be, it has the perfect hint of the yeasty beverage.

If you want to get your hands on this intriguing Beer Beauty range, or feel it would make the perfect gift for the lager lovers out there, get it http://www.findmeagift.co.uk/gifts/carlsberg-mens-grooming-gift-set.html here for £19.99

ZV2 - Day and Night Serums

Here at The Amazing Blog, as the only man in the office I am often nagged at to take care of myself better. Skincare doesn't tend to be at the top of my list, an attitude that I'm sure is shared by most men. However, I was pleasantly surprised when we received the ZV2 Spray on Serums.

ZV2 have created two advanced serums for both Day and Night, each contain a dose of high powered ingredients. They compact all of this into an ultra-fine mist spritz that simply melts into the skin. Quick and Easy! The perfect product to ease me into somewhat of a skincare regime. 

The ingredient list has a plethora of goodies and vitamins, carefully selected for their intensive action on the skin. The serums use Sensfeel technology, an active ingredient designed to stimulate the male pheromones, increasing his manly attractiveness via a totally natural process – I’m sold! 

ZV2 Day serum additionally provides broad-band AV protection from sun damage and other optimum performance ingredients, whereas ZV2 Night provides lasting nourishment and hydration, as well as fixing the imbalances caused by external factors during the day. After a few weeks of using this, I will admit the ladies were right on this one. I've noticed a big improvement in the look and feel of my skin, no dry patches in sight.  

ZV2 serums retail at £52 each, start taking care of your skin and order yours here. You won't regret it.

Christmas Wish List for Our Lovely Men

With Christmas right around the corner, we at The Amazing Blog have been frantically trying to gather the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Needless to say, we have found shopping for the men in our lives particularly difficult. We’ve looked long and hard for products that men will both enjoy and actually use. Fortunately for us, we received samples from companies such as Marvling Bros, Ted Baker, Below The Belt and Luscombe. The stress of shopping for our men has finally come to an end.

Instead of the usual stocking stuffer, we decided to turn it up a notch by buying a gift with a manly kick. Marvling Bros World’s Hottest Chocolate Bars are the perfect fiery gift for men. Unlike most tasty treats, this chocolate bar presents them with a challenge rather than a chance to indulge in more Christmas chocolate. In other words, the chocolate is so hot that the company actually has to send safety instructions with it.

Paired with a bottle of the world champion hottest chilli powder, Carolina Reaper, together with two bars of extreme heat chilli chocolate, this little bar of dynamite, in a very clever mini matchbox, is sure to leave you begging for a glass (or gallon) of milk.

We feel this product is perfect for boys because, let’s face it, what man doesn’t love a challenge? World’s Hottest is available from the In-a-Matchbox website, priced at £5.99. For chilli lovers, Marvling Bros Ltd have also produced ‘Hot Stuff In A Matchbox’, four bottles of the hottest chilli powders in the world, priced at £5.99.

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Looking for more than a stocking filler or gag gift? We’ve found the perfect package deal of essentials that will last long, put your shopping stress to rest and smack a smile on your man’s face. The Ted Baker Personal Best Wash Bag Gift Set includes an array of men’s grooming products, including a hair and body wash, body spray, and wrapped soap. If your man is always on the go, this is an ideal travel set - chic, affordable and actually effective. You can purchase this gift at your local Boots Store or at any Ted Baker location for £22.00. Browse the Ted Baker website to and take a look at this gift set or anything else your man desires.

 

We want the men in our lives to feel fresh and exude total confidence every day. Below the Belt Grooming has created skincare products that celebrate, cherish and protect all aspects of a man’s body, especially below the belt, leaving him confident and comfortable in his skin. For the athlete, check out the Sports Lubricant for £7.95. Whether your guy runs, plays golf or plays football, this product will prevent chafing or any unnecessary discomfort.

Do you ever feel like your boyfriend is just lazy and you are constantly nagging him to take a shower? Or, is your man just busy and always on the go? Buy them the Waterless Shower Groin Cleanser for £6.95; he doesn’t even have to take his trousers off to use it. He just has to rub it around the groin and crotch area before heading out and he’s all good to go.

For any man that just wants to make sure he stays fresh at all hours of the day, you can buy Fresh & Dry Balls for £6.95. All he has to do is apply it after a shower and he should smell clean all day long.

These products can only enhance the every day life for all the men out there. You can purchase the products here and even buy a trio of the products for £19.60

If your man has decided to go teetotal this Christmas, we've also discovered a delicious selection of soft drinks from Luscombe Organic Drinks. With flavours like Cranberry Crush and Wild Elderflower Bubbly to choose from, the bottled beverage company have a great variety to spice up your Christmas. Our favourite is Hot Ginger Beer; a spicy drink with a hint of lime, this leaves a slightly peppery feeling after you take a sip, perfect for keeping you toasty warm this Christmas. You can get a pack of 4 here for £5.99, as well as variety packs, if you can't quite decide.

Who needs Santa when the men in your life have you to shop for them?