Beauty Products For Men

As I type the title I am struck by the thought that perhaps I can’t or shouldn’t use the term “beauty” about men. I don’t think this is the case as I believe there is beauty in everything in nature. We are so trained to think of beauty as being an essentially female quality rather than a male quality when really it is neither. Sadly the beauty industry doesn’t share my view of how things should be or perhaps we wouldn’t have to have such gender division drawn up so starkly in the differences between products for men and women.

Now I am not a beauty therapist or a man but to my way of thinking, hair is hair, skin is skin. To say that all men’s hair is thicker or coarser and their skin is tougher is to ignore vast swathes of the population who do not fit into the idealised images on the boxes of products on the shelf. Quite frankly I don’t look like the lady on the box of Wahl hair clippers cordless even after I have used it. We all know this and yet we go along with the idea that men are different and must be segregated off into a small section at the back of the store or the end of the aisle. Honestly, in some shops, blink and you’ll miss it.

They do get a fair go in the shaving section I’ll admit, there are plenty of choices there and there is usually a big range of shaving soaps, creams and gels to choose from. I have recently learned a fair bit more than I thought I needed to know about shaving oils. I am clearly not a man as my husband looked at me blankly when I told him about my discovery and said, “Well, of course”. Anyway, shaving oil is basically a terrific and natural vegetable oil mixed with essential oils (the ones from plants that smell nice) which you pop on before using soap or cream or you can even use it on its own (that appealed to me) and to make your hair look beautiful. It has the advantage of moisturising the skin without clogging the pores and provides a lubricated surface for the razor so you avoid razor burn and skin cuts.

So after this little revelation about shaving oil I went hunting for other men’s products that I could use. On the whole they seem to be a lot more down to earth and practical than the comparable women’s products. Perhaps men just aren’t going to buy those wild promises or they aren’t going to read all the stuff on the packet anyway so don’t bother with it (my husband liked that reason). I found a good website that I am happy to recommend called Menscience that has a decent range of men’s gear (including some things I would happily use).

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Trying To Fill Your Sweet Tooth

Fairy floss isn’t the most filling of desserts. You can eat five sticks worth before you start to fill vaguely satiated. However, there’s only so much to go around at any public event. By the time you arrive at the event – usually during the afternoon because you prefer to sleep in – it’s either half gone or completely sold out. The fairy floss machine – that temptress – is seemingly staring at you and urging you to lash extension supplies out at it for failing you, for disappointing you. Obviously, you can’t get revenge on an inanimate object. Instead, you’re left glaring half-heartedly at the candy sticks strewn all over the ground or the children enjoying what you wish you could’ve had.

Eventually you’re sitting at home with a microwaved lunch and no snack to whet your appetite afterwards. You could just eat chocolate spread out of the jar again but the last time you did that you made yourself sick. That’s when you remember why you ventured out of the house in the first place. That tantalising, wispy, sticky treat that eluded you like the rainbow. Go here if you are looking for eyelash training courses

So you think to yourself, ‘It can’t be that hard to make fairy floss, can it? Just stick some sugar in a machine, watch it whir and eat it when it’s done.’ Indeed, when you watch those guys with hollow eyes at the carnival just dump that strange fairy floss mix into the machineand stand around glaring at people, you think it would be easier than tying your shoelaces. After all, that’s probably how sherbet is made, right?

Well, that does it. You decide to hop onto the computer, sauce and bits of spaghetti falling onto your faded shirt. In no time you’re searching for any fairy floss machine you can get. But what’s this? How can a machine that makes a sugary snack cost more than a toaster or a kettle? What’s so special about it?

There doesn’t seem to be much to the hunt of metal. It just has a top, a mixer, a bowl and a cord to plug it in. So you delve deeper into what makes it apparently so complicated. That’s when you start to doubt yourself. Before you could even get the mix out, you’d have to assemble the machine from scratch. Because, well, it couldn’t come assembled in the box, could it? Then you have to prepare the machine before it can actually make the fairy floss. That involves heating it up for ten minutes. In the meantime you’d be standing around and listening to your stomach growl. Not to mention the cleaning job afterward but even then you’d have to let it cool down. But it would be worth it, right?

Maybe you’re better off buying marshmallows instead. Less fuss, more affordable and at least you can roast them if you’re desperate enough.

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