Father’s Day Beauty Gifts That Don’t Suck

I think as a society, we have evolved in just giving coffee mugs and ridiculous ties to the fathers in our lives. I have to admit, I used to be guilty of just that. After all, I knew my dad liked coffee and he sometimes wore a tie.

Now, while I will include the aforementioned gifts in this post, I think we should explore other things for our special men. Let’s go!

Jack Black’s Beard Grooming Kit

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My hubby has a beard and while it’s easy for him to take care of because it’s rather small, some men might need a bit more work with theirs. I bought this for Maks a few years ago and not only does it last a long time, but it’s made his beard very soft and manageable.

You can get Jack Black’s beard care at Amazon, Sephora, Ulta, and Target. The retail price is $35.00.

Oyin Handmade’s Smooth Operator

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So let’s say the special man in your life does have detangling issues with his beard and he’ll need a little more help. Oyin Handmade has a solution for you. This works on all beard types and will leave your man looking smoother than a Barry White record.

Oyin Handmade is available on Amazon and it’s retail site. It’s a black-owned company.

Barber’s Pro Gentleman’s Sheet Mask Duo

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Men wearing masks have become all of the Instagram rage. Whether they’re actually taking care of their skin or they’re just doing it for the ‘Gram, remains to be seen. However, if the man in your life is serious about having great skin, a good option is Gentleman’s Sheet Mask.

Not only is it formulated to take care of a man’s needs (not sure what that means but I digress), but it’s also facial hair friendly. Don’t let the price fool you – this is a splurge as many facial masks are under $5.00.

At Nordstrom, for two, you’ll pay $17.00 without tax. At Amazon, you’ll pay under $10.00 without tax.

Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme – Giorgio Armani

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This is one of my favorite scents that Maks wears and by the high ratings of it, a lot of other women love that scent as well. Its woodsy scent is a guaranteed heartbreaker for any man who wears it. It will also guarantee any woman to become full aware of a man who smells wonderful.

Available at Target, WalMart, Amazon, Ulta, Sephora, and Macy’s.

Connaisseur Paris

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You probably never heard of this brand and they’ve been around for a while, though they’re relatively new to me. They’re also black-owned.

They have a wide range of luxury items for any man to wear, regardless of race. I personally like their tie collection (but no men I personally know wear ties!). Check them out and give them a browse (and your dollars!)

Dapper Black Box

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What if your man is into subscription boxes but is trying to find the right one for him? Dapper Black Box will guarantee your man will love what he gets every month and even if he doesn’t love it, he can always share with some friends or family members. Dapper Black Box is also black-owned.

 

Now let’s just say the man in your life is very much a minimalist. He doesn’t do cufflinks, he doesn’t do high-end beauty products. In fact, you’re not sure when’s the last time he actually bought more clothing.

In that case, a gift card will just suffice. Seriously. Why go through all of the headache of trying to figure out what he wants when a gift card will just do the same thing.

I hope all of the fathers have an amazing Father’s Day! xoxoxo

 

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Will Oyin’s Hair Dew Make Your Hair Delightful & Happy?

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I’m a little behind on my product reviews so I’m back at it! Let’s goooooooo!

I’ve meant to try Oyin Handmade for a long while and I’ve heard rave reviews about them. Since my hair is often dry as the Sahara, I needed a fix.

Consistency:

Thick and smooth. It might be too thick. It takes a lot to squeeze it out.

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Smell:

Buttercream and pastries. It smells hella sweet so if you have a sensitive nose, this is something you should consider.

Price:

Affordable. I picked up a bottle for $13.99 at Target. It lasted me for a couple of months.

Review:

I normally would use this as a leave-in (daily or as apart of a wash n’ go technique). I spray my hair with water (plain) and then apply the Oyin Handmade.

Result:

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It totally made my curls and coils pop, though not as much as I would like. It did keep my hair moisturized and soft.

Let’s recap:

Pros:

  • Relatively inexpensive.
  • Can find online at Amazon, at the Oyin Handmade shop, or even on Target. You can also pick it up at your local Target as well.
  • Great for Type 4 hair. 
  • Keeps hair soft and manageable.

Cons:

  • While the smell is sweet, it can be overpowering for those with sensitive noses.
  • It may not bring out your curls/coils as much as you would like.
  • Too heavy for Type 2 and 3 hair.
  • Might be kinda hard to get out of the bottle.

In conclusion, I do recommend Oyin Handmade. I hope to try a few of their other products soon!