Time for another beauty cheat sheet. This time it’s the holiday edition and it’s the perfect cheat sheet to help you get your boyfriend, husband, man friend or whatever you call the special man in your life, the perfect last minute holiday gift.
Zirh Cocktail Bars ($15, zirh.com) Men might have an easier time getting ready in the morning but we have them beat when it comes to fun bath smell goodies. They just get the same woodsy, outdoor, dew in the morning smelling bar soap while we get everything from fresh cut flowers to pumpkin pie smell goods. Zirh decided to change that with these innovative fragrant soaps for men. Zirh’s Cocktail Bar soaps come in five different aromas- Long Island Iced Tea, Sake Bomb, Cucumber Martini, Screwdriver and Hurricane. Each soap smells remarkable similar to the cocktail it’s named after but won’t leave you smelling like you just left the bar. Instead it provides a fresh clean interpretation of the smells and leaves the skin smelling intoxicating. So good you might have to sneak and use it.
The Art of Saving 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave ($45, artofshaving.com) Unless your guy looks like he lives in the woods or is going for the new Kayne look, then he is shaving and needs the perfect tools for a perfect shave. Enter The Art of Shaving’s 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave. This starter kit combines aromatherapy-based products, handcrafted accessories and expert shaving technique to guarantee optimal shaving results while relieving and preventing ingrown hairs, razor burn, tough beard and sensitive skin. The Starter Kit offers 2 weeks’ worth of the Art of Shavings essentials for achieving a close and comfortable shave. Comes complete with Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm and a Genuine Badger Shaving Brush. It is great or traveling and even better to ensure a smooth face for your guy so that you can kiss on it.
Dr. Brandt “C” Gel ($90, drbrandtskincare.com) No one wants to look old. Girls or guys. Girls are just more vocal about fighting aging and looking for beauty products to help. Guys deny they are getting old and buy a sports car. A lot of guys think creams and anti-aging potions are girly and feminine. Even if they knew the cream worked they just can’t work up enough nerve to dip their finger your rose scented cream. Well they don’t have to. Dr. Brandt’s “c” gel comes in a minimalist frill free container and provides a cocktail of powerful anti-oxidants that firm, smooth and fight free radicals in a highly potent vitamin “c” base. Its lightweight and has a silicone texture that leaves the skin feeling smooth. And if you have to sell it to him just use the terms “silicone” “highly potent” “cocktail of powerful anti-oxidants” and he will be all over the “c” gel.