For The Boys…

Bette Midler, James Caan, circa 1991. I actually saw that movie with one of my favorite boys…my Dad.

Today we’re not talking movies, we’re talking products for the men in your life. Boyfriend, Father, Brother, Co-worker, whatever the relationship I have the perfect product present for that special HE on your list.

1.  For the Fancy Pants:  With Christmas/Hanukkah just around the corner, I love to give anything from The Art of Shaving. Whether it’s one of their gift sets for grooming/shaving or one of their chrome razor stands or brushes, these gifts perform and also look great in the bathroom.  They are a little on the pricey side, but they do make excellent gifts.


2.  For the ‘Fine Shmecker’ (def: man who knows quality):   Also for the shaving enthusiast, this is my go to men’s gift, Kiehl’s Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream (Blue or White Eagle). Whoever has been on the receiving end of this gift has always assured me it’s the best shave cream they’ve ever used and that it lasts longer than anything they’d ever purchased at the drug store.

kiehl's shave cream

3.  For the Everyman:  As a companion piece to number 2 on this list, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel is quite possibly the best men’s moisturizer out there. They have it formulated with and without SPF 15 (you know I like options) and usually around this time of the year you can get your hands on a gift set that incorporates the shave cream, moisturizer and a cleanser. Score!


4.  For the Smooochies:  Soft lips aren’t just for women anymore. With the wide array of products out there, men have no excuse but to have lips as soft as any woman out there. Jack Black’s Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 is my boyfriends ‘lip gloss’ of choice (his words not mine). Available at and in 5 different varieties.

jack black

So this holiday season, whether you’re shopping for a Jeffrey, a Jimmy, a Melvyn, an Elliot or a Scot don’t forget to pick up a little something up for yourself! 😉

xo Elisa

“Do You Believe in Magic?”

Not the Lovin’ Spoonful variety, but the cosmetic kind that claims to do something, but never really quite delivers!  For every 5 products that fail to live up to their promised result, there is always one that does what it says and it kind of makes it all worthwhile. Today’s product is that 1 in 5 that actually delivers the goods, and then some.

Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm is that product.  At $31 it’s seems pricey, but don’t be deterred by that, it’s worth every penny!  This Balm is in fact “the Bomb!”  This is not your typical chapstick. Somehow this formula mixes with your natural lip color and magically gives your lips a hint of color that is both fresh and unique to your skin tone. I am well aware there exist many products that promise to do this, but I’ve never found one that actually delivered on that promise and kept my lips hydrated.  It’s almost as if Dior customized a lip product just for you. How very nice of them…;)

If you’re still unconvinced that this stuff is awesome…

Sometimes I just want to leave the house without my arsenal of cosmetics.  I don’t want to carry the 15 pound handbag that often accompanies me wherever I go. I am however one of those people who looks completely washed out without lip color, so this product is a winner for me all around. With Dior Lip Glow I put on my regular lipstick at home and just toss this into my pocket and I’m out the door.  I reapply this throughout the day and my lips still look red carpet ready.  J’adore!!!

So tonight like many of you, I will be at home watching the “Oscars” from my couch, in my best sweats with an absolutely perfect looking pout courtesy of Dior!  So, yeah, I guess I do believe in magic…The magic of Dior!

…xo Elisa

dior lip glow

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