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A childhood interest for art and design grew into a passion for all things beauty. Currently, I’m still smitten.


Get Your Groom On!

It's not what you think...I'm talking about products for men! Y'all have just as many concoctions: body washes, moisturizers, facial cleansers, scrubs, aftershaves. Admit it, you feel just as good as we do after your daily prep and primp. A few man-tastic toiletries in my home are:

BATH & BODY AROMATHERAPY SENSUAL BODY WASH in Black Currant Vanilla is "infused with a blend of essential oils to heighten sensuality and instill feelings of comfort and confidence." The back of the bottle instructs you to breathe deeply for best results...Love that recommendation because it smells delish!

KIEHL'S FACIAL FUEL ENERGIZING SCRUB combines caffeine, menthol and vitamin E to minimize ingrown hairs and their ULTIMATE MEN'S AFTER SHAVE BALM soothes and moisturizes with avocado oil and cocoa butter...gotta love it.

Then there's tried and true PALMER'S COCOA BUTTER which heals and softens the skin while it smooths scars.

Prefer eco-friendly products? BURT'S BEES NATURAL SKIN CARE FOR MEN contain ingredients that are both gentle and effective. Great reviews for the Bay Rum Aftershave Balm (bay oil is known for its antiseptic and emollient qualities). It banishes the burn with a subtle blend of herbs, spices and natural essential oils. Not bad for $12 at

Last, invest in a good mustache and beard trimmer set. Check out kits from WAHL, BRAUN or CONAIR. It's money well spent!


  1. I have problems with ingrown hairs so this is very helpful.

  2. Dear Anonymous...Glad I can help.

  3. this seems very cool. do you suggest anything for unsightly dandruff?

  4. The BLACKswan saidApril 13, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Dear Anonymous...HEAD & SHOULDERS is a trusted brand known to combat dandruff or an itchy, irritable scalp. They have eleven collections which includes a clinical strength intensive treatment.

  5. Black Swan,

    Thanks for the reply. I have used HEAD & SHOULDERS for many years and it looks like it is snowing when I get my hair cuts. I have tried the SULFUR 8 brand and it works much better but I still get flakes. I'll keep trying!