The GRcade Grooming Emporium

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by jawafour » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:53 am

It can be tough starting a beard; it takes time and you have to fight the temptation to cut it. As Squinty says, beard growth varies from person to person and some folk may have to be a little more patient than others.

If you're looking for advice on beard growing I'd recommend checking out Jeff's Beard Board. It has a wealth of useful tips, lots of examples of beard growing and can deliver a bit of a boost it your own beard growth is proving frustrating. Their top tip for those looking to grow a bead is to leave the initial growth un-touched for thirteen weeks. It can feel like a heck of a time but it sure does pay dividends in the end! Of course, the approach can be varied for individual situations; I tended to lop off the odd stray hair to keep things reasonably tidy, but restraint is key.

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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:16 am

Ive been using a oneblade just to keep my face trimmed up, before that an i-trim, because I like a few mm of stubble. Ive noticed that the more you keep up on trimming it, the thicker it grows everywhere. I have a patchy face in spots but even I have full cover now, if patchiness is a concern of yours.

I guess it just takes a bit to train the hair away from being soft after years of clean shaves.

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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:44 pm

Went into Kiehl's today to buy their recovery serum. It was £49 for 50ml but you only need two drops per day.
http://www.kiehls.co.uk/skin-care/categ ... anti-aging
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They were really helpful and did tests on my face to tell what the level of dryness was on different parts of my face. I already use their moisturiser and cleanser. So thought I'd add this to my daily routine as I have quite dry skin.

Also got this face mask last week from Lab Series. Never used face masks before but figured it would be fun to try it out. £26 but you only do it 1-2 times a week.
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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by KK » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:02 pm

Midnight Recovery Concentrate...to visibly restore the appearance of skin by morning.

I could be wrong, but I think they've just charged you 50 quid for the privilege of going to sleep.

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by Bunni » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:18 pm

It used to be like £30 the last time I bought a bottle and that's still half full. I'm not a regular user because my skincare routine is whack but it's good stuff.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:28 pm

KK wrote:
Midnight Recovery Concentrate...to visibly restore the appearance of skin by morning.

I could be wrong, but I think they've just charged you 50 quid for the privilege of going to sleep.

good one haha

Bunni wrote:It used to be like £30 the last time I bought a bottle and that's still half full. I'm not a regular user because my skincare routine is whack but it's good stuff.

Yeah there was a 30ml bottle for £38 but they told me the 50ml is better value so I went for that.

Glad to hear good things about it!

Also went into an Aesop store (London) for a few free samples as I had no idea what to buy.

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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by Poser » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:35 am

KK wrote:
Midnight Recovery Concentrate...to visibly restore the appearance of skin by morning.

I could be wrong, but I think they've just charged you 50 quid for the privilege of going to sleep.


Sounds like something made by Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution.

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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by Poser » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:36 am

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:
Also went into an Aesop store (London) for a few free samples as I had no idea what to buy.


The fact they've called it Aesop is almost cast-iron proof they're trolling everyone.

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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:18 pm

I'll have to google Aesop haha as I only know it as this Australian skin care company

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by <]:^D » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:09 am

youre a Dual alt - im sure of it :lol:

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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by Bunni » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:12 am

I also like Aesop stuff. Their lip cream is brilliant in the winter.

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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by Poser » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:08 am

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:I'll have to google Aesop haha as I only know it as this Australian skin care company


He very famously wrote fables.

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PostThe GRcade Grooming Emporium
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:15 pm

<]:^D wrote:youre a Dual alt - im sure of it :lol:

:lol:
Bunni wrote:I also like Aesop stuff. Their lip cream is brilliant in the winter.

Cool thanks. I got some samples so looking forward to seeing how they are.
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The Kiehl's midnight recovery is really good so far...still early days but i have noticed my face is less dry and really smooth.

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by Rex Kramer » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:32 am

I've recently started a Harry's subscription and their razors seem hellishly sharp. Probably the closest shave I've had for ages (usually use Hydro 5s) and the price seems pretty reasonable compared to WS/Gillette. The shave gel in the trial pack is quite nice too.

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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by ITSMILNER » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:46 pm

What products do you guys use on your hair?

I current use a wax but I'm starting to go thin on top :oops: so want something that is not so stiff holding. Looking maybe at a putty but want something that will give me good hold.

Recommendations?

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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by Slimgrady » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:03 am

ITSMILNER wrote:What products do you guys use on your hair?

I current use a wax but I'm starting to go thin on top :oops: so want something that is not so stiff holding. Looking maybe at a putty but want something that will give me good hold.

Recommendations?

Toni & Guy workable matte paste(the one with the yellow writing) is what I'm using at the moment, it's much softer than wax but gives a good hold. It's in Boots, relatively inexpensive.

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PostRe: The GRcade Grooming Emporium
by smurphy » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:14 pm

Fudge Hair Shaper is my staple. Decent hold if you're hair isn't too long (which mine is now :| ), your hair still feels soft and you can put your hands through it, and it doesn't make it look/feel greasy. It also smells of caramel.


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