Razorok "XX" Shaving Soap and Aftershave Review

When I was in high school I took a class on Roman history that included a two week trip to italy. It was one of my most memorable experience as a teenager. I fell in love with the country, the architecture, the style, the food, everything. The first week of the trip was spent exploring Rome and visiting so many of the ruins we had studied. Then we drove south for a week visiting Capri and Sorrento. On that drive we stopped for lunch in Sperlonga, the summer villa of the Emperor Tiberius. The Razorock “XX” shaving soap and aftershave take me back to that drive through the Italian countryside.

L'Occitane "Cade" Shaving Soap Review

This shaving soap is a bit of a conundrum for me, and I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to go about reviewing it. I think the best way to do this is to run through the few points that have been sticking in my mind while I’ve been working with this soap. I hope this makes more sense by the end of this post.

How to Style a Puffer Vest Three Different Ways

Fall is definitely rolling in now. The leaves are showing off their colors while floating to their final resting places. Temperatures are only rising to the 60s during the day. And all those style bloggers are publishing posts on apple picking. But we’re not freezing yet. There is no frost on the ground come sun-up. My neighbors had a fire the other night. It smelled amazing, but it’s still a little too early for me (and I love a good fire). This is, however, perfect puffer vest weather.

Weekend Reading

Did you ever have one of those workouts that just messed up your brain for the rest of the day? That was me yesterday. My box programmed “Danny” for us yesterday, and it just destroyed me, even though I only went through about two and half rounds of it.

Beau Brummell Grooming Products Review

My face has been an experimental playground lately, testing all sorts of skin cleansers and moisturizers. Feel free to read my other two most recent reviews on Floris and Penhaligon’s, with a combined 432 years of experience between them. Today’s review comes from a much different company, a burgeoning New York based startup named after Beau Brummell, the 18th century male style icon who influenced politics and fashion with his own personal attention to grooming and dress. Can you imagine if Beau Brummell was alive today? His Instagram feed would be required reading.