Monday, December 28, 2009

All About Eve

Not this one…


This one…


Saturday 12/26: Post-holiday gallivanting…

I popped into the Space NK shop in Bloomingdale’s (Soho) and stocked up on some goodies to help put this decade behind me and get 2010 started on the right track. On my list: NIA24 Eye Repair Complex and Caudalie VINEXPERT Anti-Ageing Serum. I also picked up a skin cleanser that I’m going bonkers over. Its called EVE LOM Cleanser.

And, bt dubs, the Croation-American sales guy at Space NK had a really impressive knowledge of skin care as well as some amazing skin color — he said it was a spray-on tan. This dude was fun and just lives for skin care.

It’s fairly obvious EVE LOM Cleanser is marketed to women but I think a guy would be comfortable using it too, although it’s a bit pricey and different from most cleansers a guy might use.

How to do it:
Massage a small amount onto the face and neck. The cleanser will remove all forms of dirt and grime from the skin.

Wet the muslin cloth (it comes with the cleanser) with warm water. Press the cloth onto the face and neck for a few seconds. The heat will soften the skin and open the pores, allowing the aromatic oils to cleanse the skin.

Fold the cloth into a square and work it in small, circular movements across the face and neck to remove all traces of cleanser.

The muslin exfoliates the skin surface and encourages blood circulation, leaving the skin feeling exceptionally smooth. It's a pretty amazing experience and the result is long lasting.

Check EVE LOM out at www.SpaceNK.com

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The GlamMan Revealed



Yup, believe it or not.... it's George Clooney. He's come a long way!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Guess the GlamMan


This leading GlamMan Mystery Man will be revealed in a few days. I think this picture is HILARIOUS... after you find out who he is you might wet your pants.

Email me at jim@glamman.com with your best guess.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Season's Groomings at Roberto Novo Salon

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The Situation:
You’re in NYC looking for that perfect haircut for the holidays…. or really any time of the year.

Where to go:
Roberto Novo Salon
45 Christopher Street, NYC
212 620-7073

Why:
Roberto Novo has been working with hair for over three decades. He has the passion of a hotshot editorial stylist – but he lives for cutting and sculpting the hair and is known for giving cuts that last.

The buzzing atmosphere of the salon allows for intimate conversations and consultations between you and the stylist, but generally merges into interesting conversations that include fashion tips (Calvin Klein and Hal Rubenstein are long-time friends and clients) and sometimes politics (one client was a journalist who covered Michael Jackson’s funeral and was explaining the journalistic frenzy of the Prince of Pop’s gathering).

Roberto can literally sculpt a shaggy, long, grown-out, layered cut into a chiseled and versatile shorter style — and with the tousle of a few strategic hairs and a little pomade, he can turn a Rocker into a hip businessman. Roberto’s cuts last and are crafted with charm and heart.

Extra Credit:
Roberto has studied and trained with some of the top stylists and academies across the globe like Vidal Sassoon, Tony and Guy, Oribe, Pierre Alexandre and worked with fashion giants as their personal stylist and with their runway shows for Calvin Klein, Gianni Versace and Dolce Gabbana in NY, Milan and Paris. He has worked directly with Miguel Romano, Eva Peron’s beauty guru and worked on videos with Britney Spears, Fergie and Grace Jones to Diana Degarmo from America’s Got Talent. He is proud to say that Versace said it was the best cuts of his fashionable life.

Price:
Men’s haircuts are $55. A woman's haircut with Roberto is an affordable $150 for a master hairdresser – others charge a months rent.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Man's Best Friends from Origins

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Something tells me Tiger Woods will be getting coal in his stocking this year… if only he were able to keep his pants on and his zipper zipped, he might have received this lovely set of full and travel sized essentials from Origins…perfect for the man on the go! The gift set is called Man’s Best Friends.

Get the mistletoe ready without the risk of whisker burn by starting with a good shave. Blade Runner Energizing Shave Cream carries slick emollients like Kukui Nut Oil, Soybean Oil and other plant-based protectors to help glide the razor and give a close friction-free shave. Follow it up with Fire Fighter — nature’s moisturizing rescue unit of soothing Chamomile, Cucumber and Winterbloom leave skin calm and kissable. And that's the goal of good skin care, right? Make it kissable.

This is a wonderful gift for any guy who is into a good shave. I saw the gift set at the Origins store on 5th Avenue in NYC. It comes beautifully packaged and boxed for the holidays.

$37.50 and available at Orgins.com

Monday, December 7, 2009

It’s on! The $50 B/W Portrait Sale is Back…

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One of my favorite blogs, What I Saw Today, captures the excitement of NYC’s most handsome and chic men about town. Richard Haines, the artist behind the blog, sketches everybody from subway riders to glamorous partygoers and every bit of fashion in between. For a limited time only, between now and December 26, What I Saw Today is bringing back the $50 black and white portrait sale in time for the holidays. This portrait is a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, friend or even yourself! Or try an iPhone portrait. Make your facebook wall pop, collect them, trade them with friends...



Richard is super talented and has worked for some of the best: Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Perry Ellis and Sean Combs, and is currently illustrating for In Style magazine and J Crew.

Get started! Get more info at haines.richard@gmail.com

Saturday, December 5, 2009

McDreamy II

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Hmmm, when I think of Patrick Dempsey, what comes to mind?... Masculinity, strength and commitment… not to mention some pretty good looks. Now, just in time for the holidays, Patrick lends these traits to his new fragrance, Patrick Dempsey 2.

“There’s a very personal dimension to the fragrance,” says Dempsey. “This scent evokes the feeling of strength and intimacy you experience with the person you love.”

This scent is bold and sophisticated and yet it stays close to the skin. It was created by Patrick exclusively for Avon, and blends enticing spices with hints of wood and musk to convey sensuality and intimacy, and represents infinite possibilities. There's also a hint of fig which adds a fresh note to the exotic spices. The fragrance was inspired by his wife, beauty and talented A-list makeup artist Jillian Dempsey.

TOP NOTES
Saffron, Mandarin, Nutmeg

MID NOTES
Spiced Wood Accord, Green Fig, Citrus

BASE NOTES
Olibanum, Patchouli, Guaiacwood, Skin Musk Accord


The Collection:
Patrick Dempsey 2 Cologne $35.00
Patrick Dempsey 2 Dual Action Face Wash $9.50
Patrick Dempsey 2 Shave Gel $6.00
Patrick Dempsey 2 Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 $15.00

Patrick Dempsey 2 is available through an Avon representative. To find the representative closest to you, visit avon.com

Friday, December 4, 2009

Share the Love... One Kernel at a Time.

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OK, it's not a grooming product, but one thing that makes every guy look good is a big smile. It’s simple, Dale and Thomas Popcorn makes people happy. The sin-sational holiday gift sets are hand-crafted using farm-fresh corn grown just for popping mixed with only the finest of ingredients. The result…a satisfactory indulgence like no other. I love the idea of fancy popcorn as a gift!

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From gift sets and giant reusable tins, to wooden crates and the popular “popsters,” Dale and Thomas offers delicious and healthy choices for kids, tweens, teens and adults (who are kids at heart), available in an array of gourmet flavors. The perfect stocking stuffer, hostess gift or great snack to serve at your Holiday soirée, the irresistible taste and memorable flavor of Dale and Thomas Popcorn is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone on your list this Holiday season.

Plus Dale and Thomas Popcorn is popped daily so it’s always delivered fresh and ready to eat! www.daleandthomaspopcorn.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

ClarinsMen Anti-Aging Skin Care

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A new favorite of mine is a moisturizing/anti-aging system from the French skin care line ClarinsMen. This year ClarinsMen expanded it’s product line by introducing ClarinsMen Age Controlthese hard working products are the real deal, taking men’s skin care to a whole new level. The ClarinsMen Age Control line is for a guy who appreciates the results of good skin care while enjoying a simple and easy maintenance regimen. I’ve been using the face cream and eye balm for a few weeks now and I’m already noticing an increased firmness and smoother texture to my skin. Love it. The scent is neutral, clean, fresh and unobtrusive so it works well with any cologne or fragrance.

Why use this? As we get older, the first signs of aging tend to appear around the eyes, usually dark circles and crow’s feet, followed by a loss of firmness around the chin and neck. You might even notice your collar size increasing. Because a man’s skin is thicker and oilier than a woman’s skin, it is also more susceptible to deeper set wrinkles. ClarinsMen Line Control Cream is formulated to minimize the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles while firming and moisturizing skin. ClarinsMen Line Control Eye Balm is made to smooth lines and crow’s feet while reducing the appearance of dark circles and under-eye puffiness caused from aging. Both products are designed to firm up the skin, fade the furrows between the brows and reduce the formation of a double chin and heavy jaw line. Both are applied in the morning and at night.

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ClarinsMen Line Control Cream
$52 for 1.7 oz.

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ClarinsMen Line Control Eye Balm
$35 for .7 oz.


ClarinsMen Line Control Eye Balm and Line Control Cream are available at department stores and specialty stores.

Dreaming of a White Christmas with Chanel

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The classic crisp-yet-sexy men’s scent has been re-imagined by CHANEL master perfumer Jacques Polge. The ultra-modern ALLURE HOMME ÉDITION BLANCHE has a warm, rich base of milky sandalwood, plus the spicy additions of ginger and purified Haitian Vetiver. The zip of Sicilian lemon and smoothness of Madagascan vanilla make this masculine scent a well-rounded pleasure trip for the senses.

3.4 oz. $75.00
1.7 oz. $55.00