Monday, September 20, 2010

Blush, Foundation, Eyeliner...."I Do."

I'm all for enhancing your look and that includes adding color with a bronzer or self tanner, but some things are just wrong. Like a guy going in full makeup to his nuptials. Check out this article from The Good Men Project on saying "I Do," in eye shadow. As Sasha Baron Cohen's character BrĂ¼no would say "Ish don't think so."

Monday, September 13, 2010

Carolina Herrera Spring 2011... and MADONNA!

Today will go down in history as one of those special days where all I can say is... wow! It's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week here in NYC and I started the day, thanks to my good friend Miro, by going to the Carolina Herrera Spring 2011 show at Lincoln Center. The show was classic, beautiful and first class all the way. Afterwards, Miro, Angel, Ana and I went to lunch... bloody Mary's and a yummy grilled shrimp salad. Later on, Ana and I strolled through Central Park to the East Side where Madonna is filming her new movie WE. Yes, we saw Madonna! Days like this make me love living in New York City.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

ckfree: Push your boundaries and win $5000

Show your spontaneous, no-rules attitude and enter the Calvin Klein Live Free contest for a chance to win $5,000! Sponsored by ckfree, submit a video online here that shows you pushing your boundaries, illustrating your freedom and free spirit on this open road journey of life. Need some inspiration? Check out videos of how other modern men live free here.

ckfree for men is casual, spontaneous and confident. Inspired by the spirit of the modern, independent man who lives every day to the fullest, ckfree is an aromatic, warm, woody fragrance. Unexpectedly fresh, yet casual and distinctly masculine, it opens with an invitation to free the mind.

Here's what the potion smells like:
Top notes: Thailand Star Anise, Jackfruit, Absinthe, and Juniper Berry
Middle notes: Suede, Tobacco Leaves, Coffee Absolute, and South African Buchu
Dry down: Patchouli Absolute, Oakwood, Texan Cedarwood, and Costa Rican Ironwood

The collection:
Eau de Toilette Spray, 1oz/30ml, $32
Eau de Toilette Spray, 1.7oz/50ml, $50
Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.4oz/100ml, $65
Aftershave Balm, 5.0oz/150ml, $42
Deodorant Stick, 2.5oz/75g, $16

Connect with ckfree on Facebook or at Calvin Klein Fragrances.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Renovation... not GLAM, more like a scary dream with a happy ending

Ok, so I'm doing some living room, bedroom and kitchen renovation on my new apartment and let me tell you, I should've moved out for a few days. Everything is covered in plastic and there's this white dust all over everything! The good thing is that I will rid the new place of the "dusty peach" color that the previous owner had on the walls. I'm going for a warm, creamy, soft grey for the living room — Benjamin Moore Abalone. The bedroom is going to be painted in a color by Donald Kaufman — it's just called "37". So chic! Just a number. The color is a silvery-blue-green. It is the most beautiful color. It's a very cleaned up version of the wall color of Carrie Bradshaw's bedroom in Sex & the City. If you've never heard of Donald Kaufman paint you're not alone. I thought the brand was an urban myth. I heard mumblings about this super-pigmented paint a while back, but never knew that it actually existed. The paint is FLOODED with pigment. Where a standard wall paint might have 3 pigments to create the color, Donald Kaufman uses around 13. THIR-TEEN. That means that there is so much pigment in the paint that it actually changes color depending on the light and angle you view it in. Oh, and I'm also getting these Michael S. Smith Eiffel double wall sconces for the living room...

and these Siena sconces for the bedroom... which are going to look pretty phenomenal on Donald Kaufman 37.

I'll take more pictures when it's finished!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

John Allan’s Grooming Event in Chicago

Hey guys, if you’re in Chicago next week, check out John Allan’s Chicago premier men’s grooming club.

John Allan’s Chicago will be grooming it big time in Bloomingdale’s “Look Sharp Event” on Saturday, September 11th at Bloomingdale’s in The 900 Shops. As Chicago men refresh their looks for fall, this is the perfect complimentary grooming event to consider for an upcoming item.

John Allan’s will be providing complimentary haircuts and manicures from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on level two. Furthermore, John Allan’s will offer attendees vouchers for their discounted $38 “Signature Full Service” grooming package at the club which includes a scalp massaging shampoo and conditioning treatment, hot towel, haircut, manicure and shoeshine. This is an amazing value for a phenomenal service!

All appointments for the “Look Sharp Event” must be pre-booked through Bloomingdale’s by calling 312.440.4821.

For more information about John Allan’s, please visit or call the Chicago location directly at 312.663.4600.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


He did it to Justin Bieber and now he’ll do it to you. With a couple of sprays Usher will give you the VIP treatment. USHER VIP, the new fragrance from Usher is a state of mind where smart is sexy and intelligence rules the day.

A sensual woody fragrance warmed by spices of nutmeg and exotic saffron... wrapped around a rich suede note, fresh clean bergamot tangerine and kumquat. Sounds good.

The USHER VIP line includes Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel, After Shave Soother and Deodorant.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jack's Dry Goods: Keep the Boys Happy

Keep the boys happy with Jack’s Dry Goods, from Jack Black, a friction-free powder that prevents chafing and enhances comfort during workouts. Ultra fine and talc-free, the formula quickly absorbs moisture, to offer exceptional protection from friction and irritation. Containing Lavender, Pure Corn Starch and Organic Green Tea to soothe and refresh skin, Jack’s Dry Goods provides refreshing comfort in the most demanding environments. Perfect for today’s active lifestyles, Jack’s Dry Goods provides southern comfort when it’s needed most.

The PureScience formula locks in nature’s best - using healing botanicals, vitamins and certified organic ingredients and formulated without parabens, sulfates, fragrance or colorants. Products are cruelty-free, vegan and dermatologist-tested.