Tag: shaving

Mario Badescu Executive Collection for Men

Mario Badescu Executive Collection for Men on Belle Belle Beauty

Do you have a closet product junkie in your life? Or looking to up your guy’s grooming game? I tweeted last night that the three lines that seem to be most “man friendly” are SkinCeuticals, Simple Skincare and Mario Badescu. All three have clean, not-too-feminine packaging and well-developed products that speak to all kinds of skin types. But the one that takes the win for shaving? Mario Badescu. Really wow your guy with the Executive Collection for Men.

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The Art of Shaving ‘The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave – Lavender’ Kit

The Art of Shaving 'The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave - Lavender' Kit // Belle Belle Beauty

Just a quick break to talk about something for the guys today. And just in time for Valentine’s Day if you are still on the hunt for something for your guy. I had dad try out another Art of Shaving Kit and wanted to share some of his thoughts (Ocean Kelp reviewed here).

These kits contain full-size containers of the following, designed for the four “Elements” of shaving:

  • Pre-Shave Gel
  • Shaving Cream
  • Pure Badger Black Shaving Brush
  • After-Shave Lotion

This time around, he tested the Lavender Kit. I was a little hesitant to ask him to try something with such a feminine sounding fragrance. But he was game to give it a whirl. Turns out there was nothing to fear because the Lavender is “great with a manly-man aroma.” Good to know!

Dad points out the experience is like taking shaving to the next level. The “Elements” all add to comfort and performance. The Pre-Shave Gel “made the razor glide right over skin instead of how the razor usually lightly drags.” The Shaving Cream is smoother and more luxurious than his beloved drugstore brand. While I don’t think he uses the Badger Brush every day, it is a little classy addition. Last, he particularly appreciated the After-Shave Lotion. “It has been so dry here that I have added moisturizer to my face during the day on many days.  Not today – I really think that the Art of Shaving kept me comfortable all day.”

 So, ladies… there you go. It has the seal of approval. And I think I got Dad hooked 🙂


Tips For The Perfect Shave

Shave tips from Schick // Belle Belle Beauty

Anyone else a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show fan? You better bet I tuned in. I loved the dramatic clothes (can you even call them clothes?), glam makeup and, of course, the Angels. As I was watching, I thought about all the exercise and makeup that goes into getting those models runway ready. And part of that is definitely a dose of hair removal. Today, I am sharing some of Schick’s tips for getting “Angel Ready” legs:

Schick’s Angel Shave Tip 1: Use a razor with a pivoting head and multiple blades to give you a smooth, close shave.

Limited Edition Schick Quatro Disposables Winter Pack // Belle Belle Beauty

While the snowflakes fall and the air is crisp and cool, Lindsay Ellingson isn’t the only one to cozy up by the fire with legs as soft as snow! Keep your legs so smooth you can skip a day or two, with the icy blue Limited Edition Schick® Quattro for Women® Disposables Winter Pack ($7.39). The compact pivoting head that follows the body’s contours, a convenient travel cap, and two Hypo-Allergenic Aloe Formula Conditioning Strips on each 4-blade cartridge will make the snow melt.

Schick’s Angel Shave Tip 2: DO keep skin relaxed while shaving. In places where hair grows in different directions and in hard-to-reach areas, such as underarms and the bikini area, try pulling the skin slightly, making it more taut and easier to shave.

Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle // Belle Belle Beauty

Be prepared with the must-have accessory that gives you the confidence and energy to strut like Candice Swanepoel all year long. When less equals more, shave, trim and transform yourself with a simple flip of the handle. The Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle ($10.99) razor features the innovative Acai and Jojoba Complex to enhance moisture, diminish irritation and create a smooth shave with a desirable pink exterior.

Schick’s Angel Shave Tip 3: Shave in the shower, and wait! Shaving should be your final step before leaving the shower. The warm moisture of a shower makes hairs soft and plump and opens your pores.

Schick Hydro Silk // Belle Belle Beauty

When rocking this year’s Fantasy Bra like Alessandra Ambrosio, you need something to go beyond the basic and hydrates your skin like no other. The 5 curve-sensing blades of the Schick Hydro Silk ($9.99) brings hydration back to your legs with a water-activated moisturizing serum by replenishing skin’s natural moisture throughout each shave leaving legs beyond silky smooth.

You’ll find all three of these razors in my bathroom. I’m a long time TrimStyle fan – it comes in so handy for bikini matinence. The Schick Hydro Silk gave me one of the closest shaves of all time, all while giving me a hefty dose of hydration. And the disposables make no sacrifices for quality – they are perfect for travel.