Gifts For Him For Valentine’s Day!

It is hard to find a great gift for guys on Valentine’s Day.  Many of them don’t love stuffed bears and flowers (but chocolates…?).

A very romantic gift is personal care products for him.  Below I have highlighted a luxe shaving kit and colognes that will make him smell amazing!

The Art of Shaving Lavender Full Size Kit with Pure Shaving Brush
The Art of Shaving Lavender Full Size Kit with Pure Shaving Brush

The Art of Shaving Lavender Full Size Kit with Pure Shaving Brush ($120 USD) —

The Full Size Kit includes all four elements of The Perfect Shave®, Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, a Shaving Brush, and our After-Shave Balm. The combination of these quality ingredients, handcrafted accessories, and expert shaving technique provides optimal closeness while helping ward against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks and cuts, while leaving behind a soft and smooth face.

Features:

  • (1) Lavender Pre-Shave Oil (2 oz)
  • (1) Lavender Shaving Cream (5 oz)
  • (1) Black Pure Badger Shaving Brush
  • (1) Lavender After-Shave Balm (3.3 oz)

Purchase at http://www.theartofshaving.com

Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc ($45 1 fl. oz.) is the signature classic that mirrors the intricate construction of the classic white polo shirt. Clean grapefruit, sensually pure tuberose, and masculine suede radiate a timeless masculinity.

Lacoste L.12.12 Noir ($45 1 fl. oz.)  is an intense, refreshing fragrance inspired by warm summer evenings; refreshing watermelon and lively basil intensified by patchouli, all beautifully wrapped in the smooth texture of dark chocolate.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.lacoste.com

Nautica Voyage Sport
Nautica Voyage Sport

Nautica Voyage Sport ($62.50 3.4 fl. oz.) — captures the mind, body and heart it takes to endure and push beyond one’s own limits. The new fragrance speaks to the man with a competitive spirit, who commits to every task. It opens with pure, cool accents of Sea Spray Accord and Sea Salt.  This invigorating breath of fresh air is enhanced with doses of spicy Coriander and crisp Citrus Zest. The heart is a powerful aromatic combination of Geranium, Green Peppercorn, Apple and Palm Leaves, reinforcing the fragrance’s bold and lush freshness. The base is a vibrant and magnetic blend of Brazil Wood, Musk, Patchouli and Vetiver.

Purchase at Macy’s stores and http://www.macys.com

What are you giving your man for Valentine’s Day?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Last Minute Gifts For Your Man This Valentine’s Day

A great Valentine for your man can be something that benefits you as well.  Think of a nice scent, products for a close shave or a nice lip balm to keep his lips soft (V-Day kisses)!

Here are some really nice products to get him.  And you can find most of these in the store — such as Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstroms or other department or beauty specialty stores:

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 - Rouge

LACOSTE’s EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 Rouge ($62 USD) is the scent to wear this Valentine’s Day.  Fiery and invigorating, the fragrance harvests a triple blend of spices at the heart to create this robust scent.  Spicy Mandarin liqueur, Madagascan black pepper, and Indian ginger provide a warm welcome from the cold weather.  A masculine and zesty fragrance that can only be described as energetic is ideal for the always on-the-go guy.

Available at fine department stores and Sephora stores near you.

BOSS BOTTLED NIGHT

The BOSS man is primed to succeed—competitive, driven, and ambitious. His daily preparation rituals are integral to his personal quest for success and BOSS has become an established part of his daily armor. BOSS BOTTLED NIGHT ($56 1.6 oz, $70 3.3 oz) is destined to become his secret after-dark weapon, instilling him with the same compelling presence that underpins his success by day. The scent features an intensely seductive composition of purposeful, aromatic top notes combined with a rich, woody base.

The top notes combine the contrasting energies of bittersweet birch leaves with the natural aromatic freshness of lavender, finished with a touch of lemon leaves. The heart of the fragrance, blended with a new type of masculine florals, combines green and nutty cardamom with a synthesis of sweet jasmine and African violet. A new accord at the base, Louro Amarelo, replicates a rich and exotic new wood note discovered in the Amazon. It lends body to the fragrance, as well as a natural energy when finished with a traditional musk and sandalwood infusion.

Available at fine department stores and Sephora stores near you.

The Art of Shaving Full-Size Kit in Sandalwood

The Art of Shaving’s Full Size Kit in Sandalwood ($115 USD)will guarantee that your guy’s face will be soft and smooth for any up close and personal action that may ensue this Valentine’s Day.  Known for having an alluring effect on the opposite sex, the Sandalwood kit has everything men need for healthy skin and a close, comfortable shave while helping prevent ingrown hairs and irritation.  As an aphrodisiac, with its strong aroma and ability to soothe, the Sandalwood kit gives men that “extra something” on this special day.

Available at www.theartofshaving.com

Jack Black Turbo Body Bar

Jack Black Turbo Body Bar ($15 USD) — The invigorating aroma of our customer favorite Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser, along with Natural Blue Lotus and Ginkgo Biloba, help combat fatigue and stimulate the senses. The rich, luxurious lather nourishes with hydrating Murumuru and Shea Butters while natural Lava Rock gently polishes, leaving skin supple, smooth and clean.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 with Shea Butter & Vitamin E

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 with Shea Butter & Vitamin E ($7.50 USD) — Enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants, this emollient balm soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips. Unlike waxy sticks, it penetrates quickly to provide instant relief. Offers broad-spectrum sun protection with an SPF of 25; also guards against windburn and temperature extremes. Contains shea butter and vitamin E to comfort and soothe.

Both products Available at Nordstroms and www.getjackblack.com

Dancing With The Stars Summer Hair Trend Report

Now that the weather is hot and humid, women everywhere are tossing their heat-styling tools and opting for the usual ponytail, just to beat the heat. Here are some new hair trends to try this summer – so you can look hot – not just feel hot.

Platinum Highlights: Create the ultimate sun-kissed highlights without ever visiting a salon this summer. Simply clip-in extensions like the Dancing with the Stars Starlights Extensions ($49: ULTA.com) in a sun-kissed hair shade (such as Swedish Blonde) and in an instant you have non-committal highlights.

(From left: Spring/Summer 2011 runway at Peter Som; Dancing with the Stars Starlights Extensions)

Ballerina Bun: Instead of tying hair up into another boring ponytail, opt for a chic knotted ballerina bun instead. Simply wrap hair into a low bun, securing with bobby pins to keep hair in place. Add volume to the bun by attaching the Dancing with the Stars Glamarama Extensions ($20: ULTA.com) to complete this look.

(From left: Spring/Summer 2011 runway at Ruffian; Dancing with the Stars Glamarama Extensions )

Braids: The braid has managed to stick around for another season and we know why! It’s easier than ever to create this trend-worthy style at home –without a stylist. Wearing hair up or down, simply incorporate the Dancing with the Stars Bellissima Braid Band ($10: ULTA.com) into any look.

(From left: Spring/Summer 2011 runway at Lacoste; Dancing with the Stars Bellissima Braid Band)

Enjoy!