To Beard or Not To Beard?

To Beard or Not To Beard

My Mark has always had a beard; at first when I met him all those years ago I wasn’t all together sure if I liked that particular feature about him but as the years passed I have grown fond of it. I know this as a fact because when he does shave it off for an occasion I tend to scream when he walks into the room, more from the shock of how much the difference in the way he looks is rather than the sudden introduction to the face behind the fuzz.

Now back in the old days when as I said I wasn’t a total beard fan, and as any good woman would do in their quest to shape the man they have into the man we believe they should be I would drop the odd subtle and sometimes not so subtle hints into our day to day conversations…

So have you always had a beard?

I wonder what you look like without a beard, could I see?

Maybe a small short goatee rather than the captain Birdseye look, what do you think darling?

I had limited success and was usually rebuffed with the catch me all phrase that “one day the rest of society will catch up and that beards will be the essential accessory for men everywhere you just wait and see”. Oh God I would think to myself, he thinks the 70’s are coming back, let’s hope that doesn’t apply to flares! Though I do miss leg warmers, especially in winter 😉

Now I hate to be proven wrong but sure enough a couple of years ago suddenly beards where everywhere, TV, films, fashion magazines, billboard posters… you couldn’t move for beards… Mark was happy and for once looked like he was riding the crest of this modern dapper look.

Though I am now reliably informed by Fashion Beans that the clean shave is having a came back. The beard is slowly returning to the resting place of the rubbish bin as men everywhere start their day once again with a razor. The time of the beard is again coming to an end.

Beard InfographicHow long before my man looks fashionable once again… Am I back to screaming as he emerges with his clean shaven “naked” face from the bathroom in the mornings?

Do you like beards?

RockFace taking care of your man – Review and Giveaway

If you like to look good and smell great with a minimum of effort and fuss leaving you more time to work hard and play hard, then Rockface is the range for you.

RockFace is a brand designed for a real man. All their products have the same citrusy woody fragrance so you can streamline your grooming and fragrance regime in one easy step.

RockFace taking care of your man

Currently there are 8 products in the range:

  • Shave gel – priced: £3.95 for 200ml
  • Shave butter – priced £4.99 for 75ml
  • Post shave balm – priced £4.95 for 100ml
  • Moisturiser – priced £5.49 for 100ml
  • Shower wash – priced £3.95 for 100ml
  • Face and body scrub – priced £4.99 for 150ml
  • Deodorant spray – priced £3.45 for 150ml
  • Active body spray – priced £3.49 for 150ml

Recently Mark was kindly sent a range to try out. I must admit I was a little surprised by his reaction to this giant gift packet.

Normally he is a quite fussy “client” when it comes to skin care – he has a few products he likes and it is not easy to even get him to try something new. I think it is all about the fragrance – yet he liked RockFace and he was more than happy to give them a try, including the face and body scrub… which I tried to make him use for years with no positive outcome.

So what were Marks findings: “Good selection of useful products though I still haven’t figured out the need for an active body spray. The fragrance is indeed very attractive and I like the green colour of some products; not sure why but using them makes me happy”.

From my point of view I wanted to check if a “male” version of a face and body scrub is any different to the girly ones I know, so I tried it. To my giant surprise it was an amazing experience. This is one of the best scrubs I’ve used. It is quite gentle yet does its job perfectly well and it leaves your skin unbelievable smooth… no wonder Mark’s forehead doesn’t feel like a sheet of a sand pepper any more.

Mark likes it, I liked it, therefore with some confidence I can say I am sure you would like it too.

Now there is only one question left: when is the after shave or a perfume with the same scent coming out to complete the routine?

Now Rockface whose generosity has no bounds has very kindly offered 3 products to one of my lucky readers. The winner will be able to pick what they fancy to try out and if they are fast, it should arrive just before Christmas, so you will have one gift less to worry about.

To be in chance of winning the three RockFace products of your choice please follow me and RockFace on Twitter and RT the following tweet:

Good Luck!

1. Open to UK readers only.
2. One obligatory entry per reader – follow me and RockFace on Twitter and RT the tweet as stated above. Any extra RT will be counted as an additional entry.
3. There will be 1 winner in total.
4. The winner will receive a bundle of 3 RockFace products of their choice. The prize will be provided by RockFace.
5. Winner will be picked at random and informed within 7 working days via Twitter.
6. Winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
7. Closing date is Wednesday 17-12-2014 at 23:59pm, any entry made after this time will not be counted.

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