Five Minutes Skincare for Men

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I have received this question: How much time do I need for my skincare? 5 minutes, 10 minutes or 20 minutes? My thought is not how much time you need but what your skin concerns are and if you are using the right products for you skin conditions.

I like to share some of the budget friendly skin care for Combination Skin Condition: But first what is combination skin? Usually, it means you don’t have dryness or redness on your skin, you will feel a little oily on the face, especially on the T zone after lunch. No major issues of your skin.  I found these products from Sephora.com. I like their website because you select the best products based on your skin conditions and there are mnay options and reviews on their products.

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Cleanser for day and night: Anthony Algae Facial Cleanser $36 8oz :
A gentle cleanser that moisturizes and calms the skin, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed. Algae cleanses and refreshes while extracts of azulene, lavender, and rose hip oil calm and sooth. Ideal for dry, sensitive, or mature skin, skin looks and feels fresh, smooth, and healthy.

Mr. Jan’s thought: No need to have day and night face wash, that’s just too much for men.  I love the fact it’s a very large bottle and lasts for a long time. You can even shave with this cleanser.

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Face Lotion:
Day: Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $28 3.3oz
A multitasking daily moisturizer that acts as a broad-spectrum sunscreen and an advanced facial treatment. It contains blue algae extract to keep skin supple and reduce inflammation along with sea parsley, which contains a combination of naturally occurring vitamins A and C and minerals to improve skin’s overall appearance. UVA and UVB protection plus potent antioxidants help shield skin from premature aging due to sun exposure.

Mr. Jan’s thought: Always use SPF during the day. I love face lotion with SPF together. It saves time and money.

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Night: Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10 percent Moisturizer $45 2.0oz
A luxurious facial cream that features a gentle, patented time-release form of glycolic acid and helps to produce a beautiful, fresh, youthful-looking complexion. It helps clarify the skin and smooth away a rough texture, leaving it looking refined and revitalized.

Mr. Jan’s thoughts: The glycolic acid 10% is perfect to use at night before you go to sleep. It will help exfoliate the surface of the skin.

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Eye Lotion: Anthony High Performance Continuous Moisture Eye Cream $38 0.75oz
An advanced, time-released, cream formula that helps prevent premature aging around the delicate eye area. The eye cream fueled with arnica and allantonin to help stimulate circulation and reduce puffiness, and is infused with jojoba oil, shea butter, squalane, and carrot root to provide maximum hydration. vitamins A, C, and E protect, firm, and help diminish the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.

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Target Treatment:  The Art of Shaving Facial Scrub – Peppermint Essential Oil $25 3.0oz
An effective face scrub enriched with refreshing peppermint oil. This must-have Facial Scrub gently exfoliates the skin’s surface as it deeply cleanses pores. It’s formulated with peppermint essential oil, white kaolin clay, and lavender essential oil to refresh skin and leave it delicately scented.

Mr. Jan’s thought: 3 time a week you should scrub to polish the skin, but I would  suggest do this at night, if you use this in the morning it may irraites the skin after you shave.

All products informations were taking from the Sephora.com

 

 

Spring Look Book –

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“For me, tailoring is the backbone of menswear.
This linen blazer is perfect, because it’s lightweight for warmer weather, and still has a sharp line and cut.”  DAVID BECKHAM

It’s spring time and it’s time to get a new look. I’d like to show you how pick the best look for less and use what you already have in your closet to create the perfect look for spring.

There are many affordable men’s fashion brands available now. Here is my philosophy on fashion:

1. Always know your budget for spending
2. Know what looks the best on you
3. Study and see what’s new and hot
4. Do research before you shop
5. Invest on the key pieces i.e. jacket, Pants..etc

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Melange Blazer $79.95   Patterned Cotton Shirt $29.95  Chino Slim Fit light pink $29.95
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Fine Knit Sweater $34.95 Suit Pants Skinny Fit $29.95

After some research, I decided to purchase from H&M for 2 major reasons:
1. The price is within my budget

2.  David Beckham is the face and he also designed the look.

 

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Look One – Casual Friday 
Melange Blazer $79.95
Fine Knit Sweater $34.95
Chino Slim Fit light pink $29.95
Donald J Pliner Shoes $$

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Look Two – 
Patterned Cotton Shirt $29.95
Chino Slim Fit light pink $29.95
Gucci Hang Bag $535
Karlito $$$$
Donald J Pliner Shoes $$
Louis Vuitton Sunglass $$$

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Look Three – 
Patterned Cotton Shirt $29.95
Suit Pants Skinny Fit $29.95
Donald J Pliner Shoes $$
Louis Vuitton Sunglass $$$

 

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Look Four – 
Suit Pants Skinny Fit $29.95
Ted Baker Coat $$
Louis Vuitton Scarf $$$
Fendi Bird Mini Shoulder Bag $$$
Donald J Pliner Shoes $$

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Look Five – Sport Chic 
Suit Pants Skinny Fit $29.95
Melange Blazer $79.95
Louis Vuitton Shoes $$
Cashmere Hoodie $$

 

BIRCHBOX MAN February 2015 Products Review

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Beauty box is the newest trend in the cosmetic industry. So what is a beauty box? Basically, for a small fee between $10 – $30 you can subscribe to a beauty box that contains 4-6 deluxe skin care products, makeup…etc and the purpose is for you to experience them before you pay a full price,. What a great way to try new products right?

Box subscriptions offer clothes, accessories, food, toys…etc but my favorite is still beauty products. Birch Box have 2 options. One is for women and other one is for men. Today, I want to share with you what is my February men’s box.

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1. Ernest Supplies – Awake & Exfoliate body bar – full size $15
A daily soap made with coconut, jojoba, peppermint and caffeine. Helps to stimulate, exfoliate and keep the body feel clean.

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2. MALIN + GOETZ – Peppermint shampoo – full size $25
Conditioning shampoo – made with crisp peppermint extract that won’t strip hair of moisture. I wish the peppermint scent is stronger and since I have very dry hair. It didn’t work for my hair condition, but with normal to oily hair, it maybe good.

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3. Brickell – Purifying Charcoal Face Wash – full size $25
Natural cleanser pairing purifying olive oil and charcoal with restorative jojoba and aloe. I like the smell of this cleanser. After I rise it off my skin it still feels comfortable and not overly dried.

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4. Rite In The Rain – Field Flex All Weather Memo Book – $4.95
This pocket size note book have build in ruler in the back just in case you need to measure something. Overall, it’s very useful.

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5. This IS Ground – Cord Taco Grand 3 pack $29
Another full size item. This taco shape leather cord organizer really keeps all your cords in one place. For some who likes to have all the electric cords in control, this will be your new BFF.

Overall, I like everything in this month’s box with 2 full size products. To subscribe to Birchbox Man, it is $20 per month and includes 3-4 grooming deluxe samples and handsome accessories.

Share with me which beauty box is your favorite!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Four

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Four 

Day four of Twelve Day Of Christmas Giveaway is just a little bit different. It’s a special day for our male subscribers (ladies, you can still enter the contest for your man). So many great samples, gift ideas and beauty tips.

As a reminder, here are the contest rules:

1. Be a subscriber or subscribe to Steve’s YouTube channel.
2. Like each day’s video
3. Comment of each day’s video
4. Share each day’s video on your social media
5. You must be 18 years old or older.
6. International subscribers eligible

That’s it! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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Here are the products list in this box:
1. Clinique – Clinique for Men Moisturizing Lotion
2. Clinique – Clinique for Men Broad Spectrum SPF 21 Moisturizer 
3. Clinique – Clinique for Men Anti Age Eye Cream 
4. American Crew – Flexible Styling Finishing Spray 
5. Baxter –  Facial Scrub 
6. Baxter –  After Shave Balm 
7. Go 24-7 –  Lip Balm 
8. Beckman – Tough Skin Relief
9. Clinique – Acne Solutions Cleansing Bar

 

 

 

Designer Men Shoes – Donald J Pliner

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Pascow Men’s Snake-Beaded Velvet Loafer, Burgundy

For a very long time, I never felt a need for designer shoes. The reason ? Well men shoes usually look alike so why spend so much money on it?!

This all changed when I purchased my first full price Jimmy Choo at Neiman Marcus. I have been collecting designer shoes ever since then. However, I have to say shoes are not a very good investment. But they will look very good in my closet… and for what I do! Dress to kill! Hehehe

While I was in Tampa, Florida, I purchased my first pair of Donald J Pliner at Neiman Marcus.
What caught my eyes were the beautiful details of the stone Snake. This is all hand-made, one stone at the time, craftsmanship from India. The bead embroidery is called “Karigar” Beaded embroidery. It’s like painting with beads. And the ruby red is the perfect match for the company I work for! So, I’ll look amazing on stage!
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You will be surprised at how many people look at you from head to toe. That’s right! They all start with the shoes.  Well, I do that to other people. I believe that when some one has clean shoes, it shows that this person takes good care of himself.

This Donald J Pliner is the Donald Signature. Signature reflects the bold and eclectic Donald J Pliner brand heritage. European craftsmanship, exceptional style and Donald’s unique talents combined to create a world class design featuring exquisite materials and exclusive detailing.  As you can see from the images.

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Foot Friendly : About Donald J Pliner: from the very beginning (he launched his line in 1989)
Donald J Pliner has been devoted to designs that are both comfortable and chic. He calls it “high -fashion comfort and refuses to believe that shoes can’t be both stylish and wearable.

 

Fresh Black Tea Collection

More and more western skin care brands are using Asian remedy as new ingredients. Fresh recently launch a new collection “Black Tea”. I purchased the Age Delay Eye Concentrate and Instant Perfecting Mask . Here are my thoughts on these products.

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Instant Perfecting Mask
When you first open the bottle you’d think you need to apply a very dense cream, but it turn out to be a very cooling and light weight  mask. The mask provides a hydration to the skin, but I would recommend you apply very thick layer to seal the skin better without it quickly drying out (see picture below for reference). The mask also make your skin feel cooling and tickle a little.

TIP: Any time I use any mask I always  apply eye cream around my eye first. The reason is that the mask will pull your skin down and most the mask will tell you avoid eye area ! Therefore apply eye cream before the mask to create a barrier so the mask not pull my eye area. After rise the mask off my face still feel tickling I would say this mask is perfect for hot summer day.

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I used it for few days and I didn’t see any difference. It hydrates the eye area but I didn’t feel any firming. So I feel this is more for preventatives. I know most the skin care ask you to use for 30 days or longer to see a results, but be honest I have tried some skin care products and you can see results with in 3 days. Also, I didn’t smell the Tea scent in both the mask and eye cream which was a disappointment. I wish I can smell the tea scent . I listed all the products from Black tea collection with a brief info from their company website for your reference .

“Tea is the world’s most ancient remedy. It was discovered thousands of years ago in China, whose people cultivated its use as a medicine, as a ritual, as an art form. Tea has a rich history and an even deeper meaning for us because of our Russian heritage, as it is an enormous part of our own culture.”   —Lev & Alina, Fresh Founders

KEY INGREDIENT

  • Black tea ferment is an advanced antioxidant that helps to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals** while softening, smoothing, and enhancing luster.

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BLACK TEA INSTANT PERFECTING MASK
A hydrating treatment that immediately reveals softer, firmer, healthier-looking skin. 100ml for $88

BLACK TEA AGE-DELAY CREAM
A face cream with advanced antioxidants that is proven to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and firm, smooth, and retextures the skin. 50ml for $95

BLACK TEA AGE-DELAY EYE CONCENTRATE
An advanced eye treatment that diminishes and prevents signs of aging while moisturizing and visibly firming the eye area. 15ml for $85

BLACK TEA AGE-DELAY SERUM
A firming treatment proven to diminish the signs of aging, protect from future damage, and provide 24 hours of supreme moisture. 30ml for $85

BLACK TEA AGE-DELAY INSTANT INFUSION
An advanced treatment toner that’s proven to provide 24 hours of moisture while evening skin tone and refining skin texture. 120ml for $48

*images and information provided from www.fresh.com

 

Natural Make Up for Men and Women

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Natural Makeup for men and women

Wearing makeup is not just for only for women anymore. Many makeup brands are starting to carry men’s makeup. Let even skin complexions help build you’re confident, which will impact self esteem.

The best compliment you can get is “Your skin looks amazing. What skin care do you use? “  The worse compliment is “ Wow I like your foundation. What brand you are using now?” I am going to share my favorites products that will help you achieved a natural makeup for both men and women.

Loreal BB cream

 

I like L’oreal Youth Code BB cream because the BB cream is very light (feels like a non-greasy, lightweight moisturizer), evens our my skin tone and provides a broad spectrum SPF 15. When you apply this BB Cream it melts into the skin and makes your skin look and feel more radiant, soft and hydrated. However, if you apply with your finger it will only offer low coverage. If you’re like me, I need more than low coverage so I use a sponge or beauty blender to apply the foundation and get more medium coverage. To get a more defined look, I often use two colors “Light and Medium” to created a super natural contour look (check out my YouTube video for demo) for $13.99 on Target online.

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When I need complete coverage I also use the Laneige BB Cushion after the L’oreal Youth Code BB cream. It’s still a BB cream that’s also very light but in the compact form.  For men, you’d have to see beyond the compact adn focus on the result. Laneige, offering a fuller coverage, is a Korean brand used to only be available at Korean markets but they are now available at Target!! BB Cushion is very unique with a SPF 50 broad spectrum protection. The liquid makeup is saturated in the sponge. See the image below. I recommend using the sponge and pressing on the skin for fuller coverage. You will be surprised how your skin looks after the makeup. So glowing with an even compexion! It will almost look like you have no makeup! The BB Cushion is only $34.00 on Target online, includes one refill.

I also use Chanel Les Beiges; this press power can be use alone or over the makeup. This press pwder gives a natural and translucent finish. The best part of this compact is that it comes with a mini brush for application. Chanel.com $57.50

 

Check out my Youtube video for tutorial

 

 

 

Skin Care Essentials, Your Questions and Steve’s Answers

The Skin Care Essentials series was a huge success, thanks to all of our amazing YouTube subscribers! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your support. Keep watching we have some great videos coming!

In this last episode of Skin Care Essentials, I respond to the excellent questions from my YouTube subscribers. I am sure many of you have similar concerns, so I decided to address these questions in a video for everyone.