Ladies, I want you to know what a good shave means to a man. It may not seem of particular importance, but given that most men do it every morning it’s a good thing for you to know about. Especially, since many men are still doing it wrong, and I’m hoping you can help me with that.
It may have been awhile since the last time you treated yourself to a spa day. As a guy, I never really understood what the attraction was, that is until one night while shaving it hit me. A number of my friends will frequently mention that they need a good spa day; they want an escape, a chance to relax, to focus on themselves, and to come out ready to tackle life’s hurdles with fresh vigor – who wouldn’t want that?
It’s surprising that it took me so long to understand why they enjoyed them so much, because this is exactly what my regular shaving rituals do for me; it’s exactly what a good shave does and it’s been at the cornerstone of deciding what to offer in my service. In short, a good shave, with the right tools, is a quick spa day each and every morning. Don’t let its brevity make you think any less of it; it’s a powerful shot of indulgent espresso right when you need it – at the start of the day.
Imagine if at your last spa day, that the scented candles had been replaced with Febreze, the beauty products just picked up next to the checkout at Boots, and that those who were meant to look after you had spoken on the phone the whole time. Your dad’s shave is, as of right now, that sort of spa day.
Now, imagine if at your last spa day, that the scented candles had been replaced with Febreze, the beauty products just picked up next to the checkout at Boots, and that those who were meant to look after you had spoken on the phone the whole time. You would be excused for not thinking much of spas or worse, that they were simply a chore. The bad news is, your dad’s shave is, as of right now, that sort of spa day; he uses a generic shaving gel from a can, it smells like chemicals, he buys razors from a company (which, for legal reasons, we cannot name) that thinks little of him and insults him with prices that are just short of theft, and what should be his 5 minutes of indulgence are instead a 5 minute chore.
A good shave – one that includes a fantastic razor, a shaving brush, and a rich shaving cream (it’s no good if it comes from a can!) – is actually quite narcissistic, the guy is alone in the bathroom and is having an absolute “me time”. Lathered in a manly fragrance, he’s staring at himself in the mirror and this gives cause for a couple of things. First, he can’t help but reflect on life, taking stock of the good and the bad, which helps to put everything into perspective. Sometimes I’m amazed at how much I can sort out in those 5 minutes. That leads to the second, he starts to relax and cut through stress. It’s almost symbolic as he washes down the drain his shave, his stress goes with it. I’ll admit, that’s a tad cheesy, but there’s no denying that after he’s finished shaving, he will be more centered and stabilized. Finally, the act of staring at himself while he takes 5 minutes to work on himself is invigorating. At the end of his shave he’s better looking than at the start, but mostly, after going through this process, he feels stronger. He comes out of that bathroom a happier and more confident man. A good shave, is an entire spa day packed into 5 minutes! And he can have it each and every morning.
Father’s day is June 18th, that gives you very little time to find something and get it delivered. I know it’s a challenge to find something good for one’s dad, it’s hard for me too! So, do yourself a favor, check out my gift set and give him a spa day each and every morning.
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