Art| View New Installation by Geraldine Georges

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• The art and installations presented by the talented Geraldine Georges display the modern touch that is applied to art today. The Brussels based artist received her early start after graduating from Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, and grew her illustrations and commissions. In her recent works Geraldine uses the distinguished beauty that is bestowed upon every woman and meshes it perfectly with the drastic usage of three dimensional angles  and water-like staining. Continue reading Art| View New Installation by Geraldine Georges

Lifestyle| Brooklyn Grooming’s ‘Pilgrim’s Machine Oil’ & more

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• Our great friends at Pistol PR have delivered another great brand for us to bring to our readers and this time it is a locally based brand reigning from Brooklyn, New York. With a very descriptive name like “Brooklyn Grooming” we are sure you get the idea of what this brand offers instantly, but their presentation and product supplies a great feeling of cleanliness and well grooming. Today Brooklyn Grooming, is unveiling their latest organic moisturizer dubbed ‘Pilgrim’s Machine Oil’. This wellness product comes in a designer flask that makes this product that much more appealing to today’s gentleman.

Pilgrim’s Machine Oil promises to keep the land down under dry and fragrant without resorting to irritating talc and messy creams. The non greasy organic moisturizer is designed to act like an engine coolant and lubricant for troublesome hot spots. With the help of the naturally effective, highly emollient castor oil and the greaseless, rejuvenating Kukui nut oil, Brooklyn Grooming’s Pilgrim’s Machine Oil stops painful chaffing that comes from sweating and working long hours by fighting the root of the problem.

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Derived from three essential oils—tea tree, lavender and cedar wood— these natural ingredients work together to create a healing foundation of relief that is effective, anti bacterial, soothing, regenerating and anti inflammatory. “When I was doing research I tried several products ranging from chamois cream to powders and found that both products missed one essential ingredient, oil,” says Brooklyn Grooming’s co founder Mckenzie Santiago. “The challenge was coming up with a formula that would be relatively greaseless, with a pleasant scent and packaging that was unique, masculine and timeless.”

Many chafing products on the market today are powder or cream based. The effects of these products are only short lived since powders and creams are only active until they encounter moisture, which then turns to paste and often makes a bad situation worse. Oils are an essential tool for keeping bacteria at bay by providing a barrier, lasting much longer than creams and powders to keep problem areas dry and painful chaffing on the defensive.

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"We blend essential oils to create a healing foundation of relief, and we then reinforce that with the all natural, anti microbial power of castor oil, eliminating and preventing the irritation associated with galled, abraded skin,” says Santiago. “Beyond greasing your gears, Pilgrim's also provides a refreshing scent to ease your transition from the speedway to the show room."

Stored in a convenient travel sized metal flask, Pilgrim’s can be easily kept in a gym bag for post workout relief or packed in a suitcase to keep chafing at bay when traveling. Whenever chafing strikes, Pilgrim’s Machine Oil targets your problem areas to help you feel free and easy, like a well oiled machine.

VISIT Brooklyn Grooming’s Website To Get Your Machine Oil Now!

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Lifestyle | “Men’s Morning Routine” by The Organic Project

The Organic Project thinks natural beauty shouldn’t be confined to the ladies’ side of the beauty cupboard. This spring, men can have their very own natural grooming routine with this simple routine and all-natural, all-Australian made products.

Start your day the organic way with some of the best products Australia has to offer. Follow this morning routine for an energized and revitalized day that will have you looking and feeling your best. 

Step 1 – Shave/Trim your beard

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If you just need to trim your beard, perform this task as usual and take note of step 5 for beard maintenance.

Before you shave ensure you have taken a shower to allow the hot water to open your pores and to prep your skin. If you don’t have time for this, splash your face with warm water several times. After you’ve prepped your skin, pair your preferred razor or beard trimmer with the Raw Essentials Shaving Cream in normal, sensitive or mature skin. This is a gentle moisturizing shaving cream that has been blended with specific ingredients to suit your skin type. Now, unless you want to look like you’ve been on a date with Edward Scissor-hands, applying shaving cream is a MUST, you should never dry shave.

How to use – After putting a small drop of shaving cream into a bowl, wet your shaving brush with cold water and whip it around the bowl in a circular motion to agitate the shaving cream. Continue to add cool water when necessary until the shaving cream turns into a light lather. Next use the shaving brush to work the cream onto your face in a circulation motion, going over your face multiple times. Let the cream soak into your face for 1 – 2 minutes then perform your usual shave as preferred.

Step 2 – Cleanse

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By cleansing you are removing the top layer of dead skin cells, oil, pollution and perspiration. By not cleansing you are leaving your oil glands to get blocked with dirt which ultimately result in dry and flakey skin that cause breakouts. Use Surface Skincare’s Neroli & Lavender Cleanser for a gentle cleanse that removes impurities and environmental pollutants that doesn’t dry or irritate the skin. This cleansing cream contains four herbal extracts that help promote clearer, vital and younger looking.

How to use – Gently press the face with a warm cleansing cloth to help open the pores and soften the surface of the skin cells. Apply 2 – 3 pumps of Surface Skincare’s Neroli & Lavender Cleanser to your hand and gently massage into the face as well as the neck. Remove with water. 

Step 3 – Tone

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Toning is another important step you should always include in your daily routine. It helps close the pores after cleansing so no dirt gets back into your clean skin while also hydrating and preparing the skin to be moisturized. Use Surface Skincare Rose Maroc Purifying toner because it’s naturally stimulating, richly hydrating and improves and tightens the skins pores.

How to Use: Spray directly to your face and neck after cleansing skin and leave on for 15 seconds to allow the skin to soak it up. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cleanse after a shave just spray this on your face straight after to reduce redness and hydrate the skin.

Step 4 – Moisturise

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One of the main causes of wrinkles is a loss of moisture which is why you should moisturize every morning. Ultimately by moisturizing you are hydrating the skin, leaving it smooth and restoring and strengthening damaged skin.

Use Purity Organic’s Cedarwood Men’s Cream to keep your skin healthy and hydrated all day. It spreads easily and is fast absorbing so it doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily.

How to use – Apply 1 – 2 pumps to the palm of your hand, warming to skin temperature. Next pat and press the product gently on your face and throat.

Step 5 – Beard oil (If you don’t shave)

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Beards don’t take care of themselves and if you leave yours and don’t maintain it you soon might find yourself being mistaken for Hagrid…no that’s not a good thing. Every bearded man’s morning routine should include a dose of your favorite beard oil. Use Purity Organic’s beard oil to condition and replenish the hair and to ensure your beard is kept un-damaged and looking its best.

How to use – Pour a small amount of beard oil into the palm of your hand and gently work it into your beard, goatee or mustache. Groom and style it as normal using a comb or bristle brush.

Step 6 – Super-food drink

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Now that you have taken care of the outside of your body you can’t neglect the inside. Use Detox in a Box’s Morigna Super food Powder to create a powerful antioxidant smoothie. This Super food Powder is full of amino acids that repair the body’s damage and is perfect after the gym or for an immunity boost.

How to use: Add two tablespoons of this Super food Powder to your favorite drink to crate an antioxidant green smoothie.

Lifestyle|Juniper Ridge ‘Topanga Canyon’ Collection

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• Above is the creative visual for the creation and inspiration of the latest release from a environmental lifestyle brand Juniper Ridge. Based on all natural resources from the trails that the creators explore and visit, collections of great colognes and cabin sprays are developed. Due to the nature (no pun intended) of how these collections are established, Juniper Ridge is the world’s only wild fragrance company. A team of hikers and backpackers, far from your fashion or luxury industry types, distill their fragrances from real plants, bark, moss, mushrooms, and tree trimmings discovered along their hiking routes.

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A hundred years ago, all perfumes were made this way. Today we’re the only ones who handle every step of the process ourselves, from beginning to end.

That process can look pretty ridiculous at times. We go camping. We crawl around in mountain meadows. We smell the wet earth beneath fir trees, and spend whiskey-fueled hours arguing over the scent of a wind sweeping over a glacier.

We make our fragrances throughout the West Coast—on dirt roads and trails, around campfires, and in our Oakland, California workshop. All to capture the quiet beauty of the Mojave Desert at sunrise, or a late-season Sierra trailhead with winter right around the corner. -Juniper Ridge

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Every Juniper Ridge product has a harvest number stamped on the front of it. Unlike synthetic perfumes, our wilderness fragrances are made from real plants, so they vary from year to year and harvest to harvest, based on rainfall, temperature, and exact harvesting location. You can look up your product's harvest number on our site to see photos of the plants in your fragrance, and meet the Juniper Ridge crew who collected them.

Juniper Ridge has released several collections but their most recent is the Topanga Canyon. The unisex fragrance evokes the California coast in full bloom, and is being created into brand new products including oil based perfume, and beard and face oil. A team of researchers visited the Canyon in search of all natural ingredients to develop a luring and natural scent. Spending days in the natural habitat and putting every plant under their noses, Juniper Ridge collects, distills and delivers and amazing product. Below are just a few images of their journey and the process they rigorously go through to make you appreciate what Mother Nature has to offer.

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With much more to come and plenty of terrain to cover, Juniper Ridge releases Topanga Canyon to the men and women of the wilderness. They set out to find more to embark on and continue to live true to the idea that nature is the best giver of true fragrance. Visit their site to discover more collections and the Defending Wilderness Support effort that is a huge part of Juniper. Go Travel, Camp and Smell Great doing It. GOODGARBS Supports this brand!!

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