Men’s Cologne: Strong, Fresh and Sweet- how every girl likes her man to be, and how she likes her man to smell

Picking a cologne can be very difficult and can take a long time.  When buying a new fragrance every man should keep two thoughts in mind, one: how do I like this smell, and two: how will my girlfriend like this smell on me? Some women like strong scents, some like fresh scents, and some like sweet.  If you’re going cologne browsing by yourself and don’t know where to start, use these fragrances to help navagate your way around the cologne counter; especially if you’re looking for something new for Valentines Day.

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Strong

Drakkar Noir is a cologne that has been around for a long time.  This is a classic fragrance, one that you might have seen on your dads dresser when you were growing up.  It is very warm; reminds me of cigars.  It Smells like Egyptian musk with hints of licorice and spice.  Just be sure to apply this one sparingly because it has a very strong scent.

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Aramis Is also one of the classics too, it’s been around since the 70’s and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.  This one is sweet, but very strong, manly, and robust.  I have to admit  I’m not a big fan of strong colognes, but I love to hug guys who wear this fragrance. The smell of it makes me feel relaxed and safe; the way a girl should feel when she’s in a man’s arms.  This one  smells like leather with hints of floral and vanilla.

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Cool

Nautica Voyage is one of my favorite cool scents for men.  It starts off smelling like the ocean and sea-breeze  but as it develops, you start to smell different spices    lingering underneath the cool ocean scents.  This one is great for guys who are really into water sports because the smell of it really captures a part of the ocean.

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Calvin Klein’s Eternity: Agua is also a great fragrance for men.  This one differs from Nautica Voyage in that the oceanic-cool smell lasts longer and the scent is less spicy  and has a truer ocean-breeze quality.  Both of these are really sporty and great for guys who like colognes that reflect what things they like to do in real life.

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Sweet

Prada Amber is a beautiful smell.  It starts off very sweet, smelling like vanilla and cedar wood, then as the fragrance develops. It turns into a very warm, fresh-out-the-shower-soapy smell.  This one is great for the guy who’s girlfriend  likes sweet scents on him, but want’s something more than your average vanilla/chocolate axe spray.  This one reminds me of leather, vanilla and soap; sounds like a weird combination, but it all smells so sexy together.

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Angel Men.  You may have seen a fragrance called, “Angel” on your girlfriends dresser top at some point, but don’t worry because the  Angel fragrance for men comes in a completely different bottle (so you guys won’t be matching).  This cologne is as sweet as it gets when it comes to men’s cologne.  It smells like vanilla and caramel   If you are looking for a fragrance that will make your girlfriend want to “eat” you, this is the one.

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Men’s Skin Care: the top 3 ways to protect your skin from wrinkling, the younger you start, the better

When it comes it comes to stopping your skin from aging, the secret is to be proactive and start before the wrinkling starts.  The truth of the matter is that once you get wrinkly, the only way to make yourself look better is plastic surgery; but research shows that if you change a few things while your young (or wrinkle free, usually around 35-40), then the better your chances are preserving your skin.  Although many wrinkle lotions are made for women, no one wants to watch their body and facial features rot  right in front of their eyes, and as a man, you don’t have to watch the favorite parts of your face sag, decapitate, and fade away, as long as you do something to stop it early enough.

Antioxidants

When you ingest vitamins, the antioxidants and  minerals usually are not used to nourish the  skin, but when applied topically the skin does a really good job at directly absorbing the nutrients. Antioxidants aide the skin in its ability to protect itself from pollutants, which results in the skins enhanced ability to moisturize, to prevent breakouts, and to fade and prevent age spots and dark spots ( that frequently pose as freckles).  Vitamins A, E and C are a combination of antioxidants and vitamins that have anti-wrinkling properties. These vitamins assist the skin in moisture absorption,  prevent the formation of liver spots and dark spots, and  aide the skin in pollution protection.  Unfortunately, most really good antioxidant lotions can cost up to $100 or more, but you can find a good one for around $30.  If you only use it on your face, hands and neck, it will last a really long time.

This is a Vitamin C lotion from the Signature A club brand.  It's only about $30.  VitaminC helps tighten the skin, and hlps fade age spots, or dark spots, like pimple bruises, or bruises left behind from ingrown hairs.  This cream doesn't feel greasy on the face, and doesn't smell girly.

This is a Vitamin C lotion from the Signature A club brand. It’s only about $30. VitaminC helps tighten the skin, and hlps fade age spots, or dark spots, like pimple bruises, or bruises left behind from ingrown hairs. This cream doesn’t feel greasy on the face, and doesn’t smell girly. It’s most economical if you order it from hsn.com

Omega Fatty Acids and Collagen

The last layer of your skin is made of fatty tissue that over the years, looses moisture and begins to sag.  Collagen creams can help fill these fat deposits if they are already sagging.  If they aren’t sagging yet, creams with Omega fatty acids (like omega 3, or 6) are great at assisting the skin in maintaining a healthy fat deposit, in order to stop wrinkling.  lotions that  have flaxseed oil or almond oil will have Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which is good for your skin. Just be sure to use these every other day (not daily) if you have oily skin, in order to prevent clogged pores( clogged pores =pimples).

Exfoliate

using a face scrub will allow your skin to shed the outer layer of dead skin that accumulates on the skin’s surface, which is virtually impossible to get rid of without exfoliating.  Sometimes, even after your first time exfoliating you’ll see a big difference in your skin.  Exfoliating prevents pimples, and prevents dead skin from accumulating on the skins surface. This means that the healthier layer of skin will be able to receive better nourishment (from the lotions you use, the sun and so forth). Just remember to exfoliate your hands, neck and face at the same time.

This honey and oat scrub is perfect for all types off skin and won't get stuck in  your beard. The best thing about it is that it won't make you breakout, and that you can buy it  at any drugstore.  it usually costs no more than $5.

This honey and oat scrub is perfect for all types off skin and won’t get stuck in your beard. The best thing about it is that it won’t make you breakout, and that you can buy it at any drugstore. it usually costs no more than $5.

The #1 easiest way to get rid of man acne!

DISGUSTING!

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English: Acne Vulgaris: A: Cystic acne on the face, B: Subsiding tropical acne of trunc, C: Extensive acne on chest and shoulders. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Does your face look like this?  If you have bad skin, you know how hard it can be to find something that works.  A lot of guys that I know who pick regular drugstore acne treatments quit using them in a matter of weeks, or are constantly complaining about the burning and irritation the treatments cause.

Everyone at some point has went to sleep with toothpaste on their skin. The reason why toothpaste works so well is because of the baking soda inside.  Baking soda helps remove oil, dirt and bacteria from the pores, which is why it’s so good at getting rid of acne breakouts.

Before you invest in a pricey acne treatment, see if a daily baking soda mask will work for you. Give this treatment at least a month before calling it quits.  If you don’t have chronic acne and are using it for just a few pimples, you’ll be able to see a difference after the first usage.

What you will need:

  • tbsp of baking soda
  • pure water

Mix the two until the mixture looks and feels like a paste.  If it’s too watery, it will be too messy when you put it on.  You can either apply it all over your face, or directly onto the pimple.  Leave it on for at least three minutes.  Ff the pimple is really big, you might want to leave it on over night.

Things to add to make the baking soda mask even stronger:

  1. pure lemon extract (not imitation)
  2. pure almond extract (not imitation)
  3. apple cider vinegar
  4. a crushed vitamin A tablet

All of these extra ingredients naturally draw dead skin, bacteria, oil and dirt out of the skin, however, they all will burn when using them to get rid of acne. If your skin is really bad, I would not HESITATE to grab any one of these to  make the baking soda mask even stronger! Cry now, celebrate later 🙂

 

50 Women Voted: The sexiest parts of a man’s body, the Lips and chest

After surveying 50 girls, we voted that the two sexiest parts of a man’s body are his lips and his chest. Congratulations to you if you have both and  are equally appealing.

Lips

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Thin,really small almost non-existent lips aren’t as fun to kiss as fuller lips, but both get the job done for the right woman. In general, lips are just sexy, great teeth are even better, pair that with fresh breath and a nice smile and you’ve got the mouth of a God!  I don’t think I have ever met a man with a bad smile,  but I have seen a few pairs of bad lips in my day! On the bright side, all you need to keep your lips kissable is some chap-stick and some gum or mints.  If your lips are really thin, you might want to invest in a clear lip plumper, just to make them look a little fuller than they really are.

 

Chest

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Although most women go ape-shit for a chiseled  nicely cut chest, muscles aren’t the only reason why the chest made the sexy list. In most cases the first reference of physical contact is the hug: a full body to body embrace with two faces, buries in the other’s neck.  The chest provides comfort and safety. Even if you don’t have the chest of a bodybuilder, your can still make your girl feel comfortable and safe, that’s why it’s so sexy.

On the other hand, when your’e just trying to stunt on people in public, and serve up some serious eye candy, a rock hard chest is seriously necessary!

 

 

 

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Tattoos: the sexiest art-form known to man

nice right? I got this pic from flower-tattoos.biz.

Nice right? I got this pic from flower-tattoos.biz.

There’s plenty of sights that tell how be safe and pick out the right shop to get your work done, so this is not one of those types. Tattoos are intriguing  interesting, fun to look at, and usually have some of the best stories behind them.  I think I might be  giving away too much when I say that all my friends have tattoos, and so do I! Anyway, tattoos are cool for guys of all ages, so even if you’re in your 40’s,  your still good to go on the ink.  When I see a man with tattoos, it tells me that he’s not boring, he’s not afraid of a little danger, he can take a little pain and that he’s not quick to judge.  The most interesting tattoo story I have ever heard, was when a friend of mind went to a tattoo party in “the hood.”  He came in with a picture of what he wanted: a bull with his name going through it.  The bull turned out looking more like a dog with horns. The moral to the story is: don’t go to tattoo parties to get your ink done.  Basically, as long as your tats look cool as hell, it’s a bonus!

photo from gangstatattoos.org

photo from gangstatattoos.org

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I know a lot of guys who like baby lotion, and really, I do understand the obsession with it: it’s a really nice smell, it feels good on the skin at first, and you can get buy it almost anywhere for the cheap.  Listen, there’s nothing a woman appreciates more than a well-scented, moisturized man, but all lotions aren’t created equal!

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Here’s a more man-friendly moisturizer    Palmer’s cocoa-butter moisturizers are just as common as baby lotions or any of those other more watery, inferior options that are floating around your local drug store.  My favorite, especially for the winter is the one in the picture, that has the vitamin E in it. Trust, this is good stuff.

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All in all most guys have sensitive skin that need just as much care, if not more, than the average woman; so if you feel like lotions don’t keep you moisturized throughout the day, start to avoid moisturizers with alcohol in them.  the more alcohol in a product, the faster it dries out the skin. If you are eco-friendly and love all things “green,” you might consider using natural raw oils for moisturizers, and avoid lotions all together. Olive oil, pure cocoa butter,  and shea butter are natural oils that are commonly found raw without any chemicals.  These are really good for your skin and are really easy to find.

By the way, this is a picture of a shea butter nut. They just dig that stuff right out the nut and sell it.  IT MOISTURIZES EVERYTHING! Even hair.

 

 

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SFD, or strong fellows and distinguished men. This is what the letters mean to me-a woman and the author of this genius blog, although a girlfriend of mine thought it stood for Sexy and Fucking Dangerous, which even I had to admit  was pretty kick-ass.  If you don’t know already, unlike the conundrum that is the mind of a woman, the man’s psyche is not as complex of a mystery; in fact it’s more like: feed me, sex me, rub my back, and not necessarily in that order. So who better to take advice  on today’s best men’s fashion,  latest trends, music, gadgets and other cool things, than from a woman?  If you’re still pondering that question upon beginning this sentence that means you are smarter than you think, and you already know the answer: THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BETTER, and  you did good by choosing me for the advice and entertainment you’ve been waiting for.  Otherwise, the blind are leading the blind, and you would have never found out that your last girlfriend hated your recently grown beard/braids/Jesus hair; and left you because of it. HAPPY READING!

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By the way, that’s my face and the current logo in the gallery.

 

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