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Big Vinny applying What Skin Needs Skin Balm

What Skin Needs skin care products

What Skin Needs, a unisex skincare brand,  produces naturally-based  skincare products in Australia. Disclosure: Some of the links below — marked with (£) — are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. All too often us fellas overlook […]

by × May 15, 2016 × 2 comments

Grooming & care

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sensitive razor

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sensitive razor

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sensitive lays claims to being first five blade razor designed for sensitive skin. The Hydro 5 Sensitive is part of a new range of razors launched by Wilkinson Sword early in 2016. It features gel reservoirs on the razor heads. Similarly to Hydro 5 – […]

by × April 17, 2016 × 3 comments

Grooming & care

L'Oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel moisturiser

L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel

L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic quenching gel is a moisturiser developed for men’s faces. Applying a pea-sized dab of the delicately scented blue gel has an invigorating, cooling effect. The product’s packaging says the gel brings an “instant icy feeling”. Tests here in the MannedUp.com office resulted in comments ranging […]

by × April 11, 2016 × 2 comments

Grooming & care

Head of a Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 razor blade.

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 razor

The Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 is a five blade razor with an elegant black and blue design. The new Hydro 5 razor has been described as revolutionary. The reason for that claim is the gel reservoir on the razor’s blue plastic head. The reservoir consists of a row of seven […]

by × April 10, 2016 × 1 comment

Gear, Gifts & gadgets

The Cubot X17 smartphone.

The Cubot X17 budget smartphone

If you were asked to think of smartphone producers, which brands would spring to mind? Apple? Samsung? Maybe Sony and HTC? Cubot? Who is that last one, you might well ask. Here at MannedUp we undertook market research (in March 2016) and found Cubot, a Chinese manufacturer based in Shenzhen, […]

by × March 27, 2016 × 0 comments

Grooming & care

The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor has five blades.

Gillette Fusion ProGlide – an even closer shave

There was a time when having two blades on a razor was revolutionary – one hundred percent more than was then the norm. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor has five. Inflation, eh? Well, of a sort. While we chunter over the rising price of beer and clothes, the five blades […]

by × March 13, 2016 × 1 comment

Grooming & care

The Bluebeards Revenge shaving foam and brush.

The Bluebeards Revenge – men’s grooming products

Wake up and smell the coffee…there’s nothing like a good, close, wet shave and hot shower set you up for the day. The Bluebeards Revenge have created a range of men’s grooming products to help you look and feel your best. Have you spotted their shaving and hair products in […]

by × March 6, 2016 × 1 comment
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