Gifts, winnings, and stuff I picked up to review!

Hello everybody! I wanted to make a quick post, kind of giving y’all a sneak peek as to what’s going to be coming up on the blog in the next couple months. I have received a couple care packages from some friends of mine, and wanted to also make a post thanking them for their awesomeness! Let me show you some of what I have gotten in recently.

First, my buddy Justin and the folks over at Suavecito decided to send me some of their new Premium Blend products. So my good buddy Edgar over at http://www.pomade.com packed up a box of some of their new stuff and sent it out to me. Here’s what they all sent me….

  
I got a can of their new water based pomade, and yes it’s actually a water based pomade, not a ringing gel like their main products are. I also got a tube of their shaving cream, and a tube of their aftershave balm, both in the tea tree and eucalyptus scent. They also have those products in a sandalwood scent. And from what Justin was saying they’re also different formulas than these ones are. Finally, I got a tube key. For those of you who aren’t familiar with these little do-dads, I’ll explain what they are and do. They are open ended keys that you use to squeeze the product of the tube so you get all of it out. Since they are metal tubes, you can’t really squeeze them the same way you do with a plastic/vinyl tube. So, you slide the key onto the end of the tube and roll it down toward the opening. This allows you to squeeze out all of the product with ease, and without puncturing the tube or cutting yourself on the metal if the tube breaks anywhere. These are very uncommon these days, since hardly anyone uses metal tubes anymore. So, needless to say, I was very excited to see that one was included with my care package. They have two different designs too. So, if you’re not into this particular one, you can get the other one. I know I will definitely have to get the other one as wellie my collection when I get the sandalwood scented shave products. Huge thank you to my friend Edgar, and the folks at Suavecito for sending me these awesome products! Now, I’ve already reviewed the pomade a while ago, so I will be starting with the shave products first. If you’d like to see the review of the pomade, click on the “Unknown Product” review in the Water Based Reviews page up at the top of the home page.

Later that very same day I heard the doorbell ring, so I went to see who it was. There wasn’t anyone there, but a small box sitting by the door. I didn’t recognize the sender’s address, so I opened it to see what it was. To my delight, the fine folks over at Reuzel had sent me a little care package as well! This is the second one like this they have sent me. Here’s what I got from them….

  
They sent me a mini can and a regular sized can of their brand new water based product that comes in the blue can. As well as an awesome t-shirt with the can design on the front, some rad stickers, and a couple hard candies too!! Can’t thank my buddy Robert and the awesome folks over at Reuzel for yet another care package! I’ll be reviewing this stuff very soon for them and you guys, followed closely by their pink can which is what they sent me last time along with a Motörhead rip Reuzel shirt and some stickers. That shirt is just badass!!

Finally, I had been in contact with my buddy Daen who runs King Brown, and had picked up all their products. Then they were doing a little contest on Instagram, where you had to guess which 6 pomades were in the cans they pictured. The catch was, you could only see the pomade inside the cans. And the cans had all been used. You couldn’t see the sides of the cans at all. Needless to say it wasn’t the easiest task. However, I was able to guess each brand and each specific pomade by that brand/company. Thus winning the contest. And that basically got me double of what I already had ordered, plus some awesome patches, and stickers. Here’s what all I picked up and won from Daen and King Brown….

  
I got 2 cans of their pomade, 2 cans of their new water based product(I believe it’s a ringing gel from what Daen was saying), a leather case for each of their products, two leather key fobs/key-pers, 2 of each of their 4 combs, 2 of each of their patches, some stickers, one of their new shirts, and one of their badass new wooden boxes! Very stoked for all of this stuff!! I can’t thank you enough for the generous prize pack Daen. I really appreciate you hooking me up with so much cool stuff! I’m very glad I picked up your stuff to review too! Everything looks so awesome, and I can’t wait to try it out. 

Well, now you guys know some of what I’ll be reviewing in the coming months. I also have ordered some other stuff, and have a few things I’ve gotten in earlier this year I’ll be getting too as well. So, stay tuned to see what I review first, and what else I’ll be featuring for you guys! Have a great one, and thanks for reading and following my blog.

Cheers,

-JC

Thank you for the care package!!

Hey everyone! I wanted to make a quick post showing you guys some really awesome products that were sent to me by Death Pomade. These are some of the coolest things I have in my collection, by far! Check it out!

  

They sent me a lot of stuff!!!! HUGE, HUGE thank you to the whole Death Pomade team for this awesome care package! And for the deal on the stuff I paid for. You guys rock! Here’s a couple close up pics with some product lists for you guys. That way you know what all is what.

  

Ok so there is the big Death Vader silk screen banner. It’s either 12″ x 12″ or 14″ x 14″ I’m not sure which though. I didn’t measure them. I got two cans of the Death Vader, a bunch of Death Pomade and Death Vader stickers, a Death Wars sticker, and their Rotwild ringing gel. That Rotwild is such a cool color!!

  

This one has the same silk screen banner, but it’s the Death Trooper this time. These are so badass!! I am a huge Star Wars fan, and Vader/Anakin is my favorite character of the whole saga. I also got two of the Death Trooper ones, more Death Pomade stickers, Death Trooper stickers, and anothe Death Wars sticker. These are going on my tool box for sure! I also got their light hold Scarecrow pomade. Not sure if this is a reference to Batman or not, but if so that is beyond awesome! Finally I got a can of their Friday the 13th edition pomade with a patch to go with it. This is my favorite scary movie series, and has been since I was like 5 or 6. They also make a silk screen banner that goes with the set, but I have to wait until they sell some more before I can buy one. 

This stuff is beyond cool, borderline legendary! Everything looks and smells awesome! You guys should definitely head to their website http://www.deathpomade.co to check out what they have, and pic some of this stuff up! Thank you again to the amazing folks at Death Pomade for sending me this awesome care package! Everything is so awesome guys! I’ll be posting reviews of these as soon as I can for you guys too.

May the force be with you,

-JC

The 12 Pomades of Christmas

Hey everybody! I’m back yet again with my series in honor of the season and the song. It’s that time again for The 12 Pomades of Christmas!! I’ve done this the past couple years, and each time it’s been way fun. From choosing the pomades, to trying each one out, to deciding the order I try them out in. Hopefully you will enjoy this year’s series as much as I will. Below is a list, in no particular order, of the pomades I will be featuring.

Three Wise Men Red
Three Wise Men White
Three Wise Men Green
Sugar Plum Hair Dressing
Gumdrop Grease
Santa’s Hair Slick
North Pole Pomade
Winter Wonderland Hair Wax
The Iron Society Water Soluble
Devil’s Finest Christmas Edition
Kustom Kreeps Monster Attack
Rogue Sideshow White Lid (light)

Stay tuned to see which pomade I decide to try first. Any questions or comments you guys have, feel free to post them in the comments. I’m stoked for yet another year of Christmas Pomades!

See you next month!

-JC

Thank you for the new stuff!!

I want to make a quick post thanking some friends of mine that sent me some gifts!! Jim over at Murray’s was kind enough to send me some of their new pomades. He sent me one of each of them. Check them out! They’re awesome! They look smell and feel great! Thank you Jim! To get these, and you really need to they’re limited editions, head over to their website.
http://www.murrayspomade.com

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Also, my friend Timothy from 79 Pomade Shop sent me one of each of their new pomades. They run an awesome shop, I was lucky enough to get to do a colab with them and make the Roxburgh Pomades for them. Thank you very much for the pomades Timothy. He also said that a can of their newest one is also on its way to me! Awesome. These pomades also look smell and feel awesome. It’s everything from a light to a super heavy, all with different scents and colors. Very cool pomades! You guys have to check these out as well. I don’t think they’re limited editions, but they are definitely something to have. To pick these up head on over to their website. Thanks again Timothy.
http://www.79pomadeshop.com

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Do yourselves a favor and go pick up all these pomades. They’re definitely worth having in your arsenal.

Keep it greasy,

-JC

Back at it.

Sorry for the gap in posts guys. I got sick then right after that I got food poisoning, then I was on vacation, and for the past week I’ve been catching up on all my orders from customers. I will be getting back to reviewing stuff right away though. Pomades and other hair styling products won’t be as frequent due to the summer and heat out here. Not really fair to the products, especially since nothing really works out here, save for a few things. Because of that, I cut my hair pretty short, it’s a bit shorter than I wanted, but it will be too hot here for the next month and a half anyway. When I do post those reviews I will make note of the heat and not to take that into account when it comes to the hold. Thanks for your continued support!

See you later,

-JC

Featured on a site!

Hey there readers! So a little while ago Anthony over at https://thebeardedstag.com/ contacted me about writing something for his site. He asked if I could help out with an article about what the best pomades are and what kinds are good for what hair styles.

I immediately responded with enthusiasm at the chance to be featured on his site. So I quickly got to work and wrote him up some paragraphs. He did a little editing and posted the final draft on his site the other day. Here’s a link to the post if you guys want to check it out.

https://thebeardedstag.com/what-is-the-best-pomade-for-my-hair-type/

Thanks for the opportunity Anthony! I appreciate you thinking of me, and featuring me on your site. Go give his site a look! He’s got something.

Take care,

-JC

Featured in a Men’s Magazine

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to make a post letting you guys know that one of my reviews has been featured in a men’s magazine! It’s in the summer issue of The Avenue aka Gentleman’s Avenue. Mr. M and I had conversed back and forth a few times then he asked me if I would like to do a feature in the magazine. I jumped at the opportunity! It was very fun working with him and I can’t wait to get started on something else for the magazine! Here’s a link for you guys to purchase a copy if you’d like, or pick up a subscription!

http://www.GentlemensAvenue.com/Summer2014

Thank you for letting me be a part of the summer issue Mr. M! I look forward to working with you more in the future. Oh! By the way! He also featured my silver dollar pomade in there as well!!! Many many thanks for that sir! I am glad you liked the samples I sent you! Go check out the magazine and pick up a copy or a subscription!

Stay classy gents,

-JC