Minimalism. This seems to be the buzzword surrounding New York Fashion Week for S/S 2014. We’ve seen it in the understated designs taking the stage, and much has been said of the looks coming out of the makeup rooms backstage. As always, the devil is in the detail, and it has been quite ingenious actually: [...]
Author Archives: Sam
About Me: From the City of Churches to the City of Angels! I have recently made the big move over to LA after far too many years of study in what now seems like the tiny town of Adelaide. I’m a keen writer and researcher, interested in everything from fashion, to sport, pop culture, entertainment and of course my manly “Facial Fuel” and “Urban Camouflage”.
What is in your shavebag?: At all times my shavebag will have in it a cleanser, moisturizer, pre-shave oil, shave cream, after shave balm, razors, a shaving brush, pomade, and my cologne.
#1 Must have product: Billy Jealousy Combination code Face Moisturizer.
Best beauty tip: Keep it simple but keep it healthy.
Biggest beauty concern: Dry and cracked skin, always looks gross.
Skin type: Slightly dry.
It really shouldn’t be a hard thing to maintain, but with years of soda consumption and my inclination to skip the pivotal routine of a night time, my teeth have continued to stray from the pearly white we all desire. It’s such an important attribute to possess as well, a big (straight) white smile that [...]
Summer is a difficult time for our skin. It can easily dry out, flake, burn and peel, and often many men simply feel applying an SPF once in the afternoon will do the job throughout the day. But now it’s time to do your man a favor and make sure his skin is summer-proofed and [...]
It is true, men are going to lengths once believed only reserved for women to try and gain an edge. Skin care, grooming and cosmetics have all seen a significant shift towards a male audience, but now it’s going a step further with nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, specifically Botox. With a recent boom, Botox, or even [...]
The stewardesses of yesteryear (anyone see Mad Men the other night?) must be absolutely furious. Turkish Airlines has taken it upon themselves to ban their flight attendants from wearing red—and “hot pink”—lipstick and nail polish. Their reasoning: such colorful displays “impair visual integrity.” Ha! Are you kidding me, Turkish Airlines? When I look over imagery [...]
How do you mix punk rock and glamour? Since the theme for this year’s Met Gala—Punk: Chaos to Couture—was announced, the fashion world’s most celebrated faces and benefactors have been pondering this one. Some failed to get it (Katie Holmes, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton, we’re looking at you) but others hit it out of [...]
The 30-day Ab Challenge is officially over, and although this doesn’t mean we’ll be stopping our pursuit of the beach body anytime soon, our stint as rivaling wannabe gym junkies is over. It’s been an intense month, with most of the competitors putting in a considerable amount of effort, much to the ongoing amusement of [...]
Ladies and gentlemen, the 30-Day Ab Challenge has finally come to an end. It has been 30 days of testosterone-fueled debates and challenges, arrogance and sabotage. Ray showed his lack of self-belief by fattening us up with Big Macs and Carls Jr., Jason decided to get fit by cleaning out his Dad’s garage, while I [...]
Ladies, if your man isn’t a great believer in the power of beauty products, it’s upon you to take the first step and open his eyes to what he’s missing. We have countless amounts of products that are perfect for blokes, and especially ones to help target what’s probably our most excluded area of concern, [...]
I’ve been loving my shower times for more reasons than one lately, and the products of our friend Billy Jealousy are to blame. Consequently, I have a bone to pick with Billy Jealousy revolving my latest water bill that frankly I’d like them to pay. I do this out of love and appreciation, but at [...]