Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nighttime Skin Boost With REN Omega 3 Overnight Serum


Keeping skin moisturized, winterized and glamorized is a 24/7 process. It just doesn’t end. Winter is a good time to start incorporating a nighttime serum into your skin care routine. REN Omega 3 Overnight Lipid Renewal Serum is simply AMAZING! This super moisturizing serum works overnight to stimulate the skins natural process of cell renewal and regeneration. It also helps to restore suppleness and elasticity. Just one pump from the bottle, applied at bedtime, is enough to cover my face and neck area. I was a little concerned about using something oily on my skin at night but this serum is surprisingly light and doesn’t clog pores and actually sets in nicely. Oh, and did I say it smells good too? This stuff works and I’ve noticed a difference in my skin after using it for just a few days.

To use: After cleansing, massage a small amount of the serum into face and neck with upward strokes until absorbed. Can be followed by a moisturizer.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TIP of the DAY


Don't forget your neck when applying moisturizer and sunscreen. 
You'll thank me for this tip in about 20 years.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My Scentrobe: A New Addition and an Old Favorite

My Scentrobe includes everything from niche fragrances (Serge Lutens, Frédéric Malle, L'Artisan Parfumeur) and big name designer fragrances (Gucci, Dior, Prada) to vintage colognes (original Ted Lapidus pour Homme-1978) and everything in between. The picture in the GlamMAN masthead is just one of my many shelves of colognes and products so you get the picture.

New Addition. The latest addition to my cologne shelf is HUGO Element. This is a fresh, modern and masculine scent that fits into the “everyday” category. HUGO Element is a very urban fragrance that can be worn during the day and at night. In the short time wearing this one, I’ve received many compliments so I know it’s a keeper. The fragrance notes that stand out are a very fresh and spicy ginger, coriander and cedarwood. Its base note contains a hint of woodiness that gives it a slightly elegant edge. And just to add to the “freshness” element, I found out that the bottle was inspired by an oxygen tank.

Old Favorite. For a very long time, my “every day, nice-guy, good-for-the-office” cologne has been Dunhill by Alfred Dunhill, which was released in 2003. This has been my go-to cologne for day and evening. Not a “power scent” but rather a nice, simple, clean and elegant scent. I’ve received a ton of compliments on this one. Many by girls who wanted to buy it for their boyfriends or husbands. My favorite notes are the geranium and the tonka bean which simply work well together. I’m not sure if Dunhill is planning on discontinuing this fragrance (I hope not!) but I’m finding it increasingly hard to find these days. Dunhill cologne, aftershave and deodorant are all deeply discounted at FragranceNet. Run! I’m stocked up.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Home Spa Night

Last night was home spa night at Casa de GlamMAN. Actually, to be more specific, it was Alford & Hoff Microdermabrasion night! A&H Microdermabrasion has become one of my favorite twice-weekly skin care treatments. After cleansing, while my face is still wet, I massage a nickel-size dab of the formula on my face and neck in a circular motion with very light pressure. Aside from feeling good, the visual effect is immediately noticeable – a brighter and smoother skin surface. This formulation contains mild diamond-shaped magnesium oxide crystals that polish away dead flaky cells without scratching or irritating the skin’s surface. It’s really wonderful and the crystals stay intact throughout the entire process until it is rinsed off. In this way it differs from most of the facial scrubs.

Alford & Hoff Microdermabrasion is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and alfordandhoff.com.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

iPhone App Puts You Front Row and Back Stage at FASHION WEEK


Fashionable men and tech-savvy guys who want to up their game can now view menswear runway images on their iPhones just hours after the shows happen at NYC's Fashion Week. Men.Style.com brings you runway and backstage images in amazing clarity right on your iPhone. And, you can get reviews of the shows by tapping on the photos. Work the runway! This new app is free and lives within the Style.com app on the Apple App Store

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Things I've Learned Over a Cosmo


The other night, my friend Ellen and I headed over to the always-fun Elmo for a drink. Of course, it’s Fashion Week in NYC so the style quota was ramped up a bit – some nice and some scary. Just about the time when my second cosmo appeared in front of me, the conversation turned to GlamMAN and grooming. Yay! So here is what I learned. Ellen is a fellow lip balm aficionado and in her bag she carries her on-the-go collection including Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine and Clinique tinted lip gloss. But the lip balm that grabbed my attention was a brand I’m not familiar with: Labello. At his point in the night we had a full-on conversation about Labello Lip Balm. This balm originated in Germany and is not sold in the States, just Europe, Canada and online. I also found out that Labello has more flavors and colors than a gay pride parade. There's a scent, flavor and type (SPF 30, Vitamin E and ProVitamin B5) for any kind of lip care you need. I want to try them all.

Well, as luck would have it, "E" has a brand-new Labello Hydro straight from Germany for me to test out and review. 

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Rocking a Good Night Sleep with Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Night Health

OK, so welcome to the club. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 76% of Americans experience symptoms of sleep disorders on a regular basis. Sleep is often an overlooked aspect of wellness and a good night’s sleep is a cornerstone of overall health; allowing the body to repair and regenerate. To help address the growing epidemic of sleep deprivation, Origins has once again teamed up with the world-renowned authority on integrative health, Dr. Andrew Weil, to develop Dr. Andrew Weil for Origin Night Health, an integrative regime of products that work with the bodies’ natural rhythms and functions to help promote relaxation and optimal health during the nighttime hours.

This new line was introduced this month and includes Bedtime Bath Oil, Bedtime Face Cream, Bedtime Balm and Bedtime Spray. The aromas are heavenly and very relaxing. The essential oil blend used in the Night Health Collection includes Chamomile Oil, Organic Lavender Oil and Organic Mandarin Oil. These oils were specifically selected for their clinically proven qualities to help encourage relaxation.

I just rubbed some Bedtime Balm on the back of my neck and shoulders and sprayed Bedtime Spray on my chest and pillow... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Wet Shaving


This YouTube video serves as an excellent introduction to the world of classic wet shaving. Here you'll find all the basics including the single-blade razor, brands of blades, shave cream and of course the shaving technique. This video is part of a series by a gentleman called Mantic59. I've seen all of his videos. He has a pretty big following on YouTube and he's become somewhat of a shaving guru. Some of the videos have a kind of goofy-campy feel to them, but don't let that fool you, this guy is SERIOUSLY INTO SHAVING. These videos are loaded with good advice and I think you'll find them to be very helpful. Check it out!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Calvin Klein Jeans


This is the Calvin Klein Jeans ad you won't see on TV. Banned. Shot by Steven Klein, long-time Madonna collaborator. Ya know, I'm thinking of trading in my Diesel's.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Just Saying...


I'm not sure what made me dizzier. Was it Ru Paul's Psychedelic Drag or the men's room in the lobby of Andre Balazs new sort of open(ish)  Standard Hotel in NYC's Meatpacking District? Ayeyeye! But I gotta say, the hotel is pretty phenom.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Me All Over Body Wash


The name says it all... Happy Me All Over. This wash EXFOLIATES & REFRESHES (Grapefruit and Papaya Extracts) NOURISHES (Ginseng Extract) and MOISTURIZES (Almond Protein.)

Happy Me All Over has a fine lather and is scented with grapefruit, herbs with undertones of tea. Yum! So what's not to like?

She did it again!


My girl Drew is ROCKIN' some serious Retro-Glam and I'm LOVIN' it.