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Back To School Shopping With Schick

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Back To School Shopping With Schick

sponsoredThis time of year always reminds me of returning to college. I was so lucky to attend the University of Maryland at College Park. Not only did I get a great, well-rounded education, but the campus itself was simply picturesque. If you imagined what a University should look like, you’d imagine Maryland.  It was simply a wonderful place to be.

When it came to packing, I wasn’t yet very experienced.  Today I pride myself on packing light, but during my college days I packed EVERY SEASON to bring with me to school in August. My tiny little closet was so packed with clothing from tees to sweaters I could barely move them around.  Rookie mistake, for certain!  It will come as no surprise that I also packed a pink Caboodles case filled with makeup, and adorned with my sorority letters. How I loved that case and the makeup inside!

The one thing I didn’t pack? Personal care items.  It became a ritual of mine that I would trek to the local drugstore to stock up on back to school beauty essentials.  I’d usually impulse-buy an item or two from the cosmetics department, but mostly the trip was for personal care essentials like shampoo, conditioner, soap, and razors. During these trips, I always grabbed a bag of Schick® disposable razors, and have in fact used the Schick® brand for a large portion of my life.

I started using Schick in my teen years, simply because that’s what my father used. Dad’s razors were way better than any of the “pink” options available in the 80s and 90s, so I’d swipe a razor or two from his bag for my own bathroom. Once I moved out, I started buying them for myself!  My main reason for using his razor was that it didn’t nick the skin as often as the girlie razors do.  To this day, I still use men’s razors to shave my legs.  I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve cut myself, it has been that long!

I agreed to do a “back to school” shopping trip for Schick, and hit the local Dollar General store on a glorious sunny day.

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Dollar General On A Sunny Day!

Inside the store, I spied two Schick Xtreme3 options that I wanted to try. The Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor, and the Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor Sensitive. Both were REALLY inexpensive at around $5 per pack.  Since I reuse razors until they are dull one of these packs could easily last me for a couple of months.

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Schick Xtreme3 Razor

The Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor included 5 blades.  I have to admit I’m loving this razor.  The head of the razor flexes to hug every curve.  It’s a fantastic design, especially for tricky knees!

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Schick Xtreme3 Razor Sensitive

The Schick® Xtreme 3® Ultimate Razor Sensitive pack included three full razors.  They also contain aloe, to soothe skin that is irritated during the shaving process.  Brilliant!

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Back To School Shopping With Schick At Dollar General

Perhaps one of the best things about shopping for Schick is the fact that it is easily incorporated into your back-to-school shopping run!  While I’m not going back to school this year, my boys certainly are.  I was able to add my Schick items to a cart filled with composition pads, pencil pouches, and other supplies for my kids!

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Back To School Shopping With Schick At Dollar General

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Schick Razors

The Schick Razors I sampled for this post were budget-friendly, effective, and perfectly portable!

PS, I found an awesome BOGO coupon at Dollar General for this purchase!  Or keep your eyes peeled for a steals at Meijer, Rite Aid, Ahold, or Kroger using Coupons.com!  For more information about Schick products, CLICK HERE to visit Schick.com.

schickThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Pink Products: LAB Series Skincare For Men Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF15

pink ribbon product, bca, pink product, lab series, skincare for me, daily moisture defense lotion spf15LAB SERIES SKINCARE FOR MEN DAILY MOISTURE DEFENSE LOTION SPF 15

DESCRIPTION
Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 is a lightweight moisturizer infused with antioxidants developed for men’s skin. Instant, all-day and long-term outstanding hydration allows skin to maintain a healthy appearance as it restores the essential balance of moisture. Photo-activation technology utilizes daylight to help “turn-on” skin protection against environmental damage, as it activates a delivery system to help smooth and repair the skin. Skin will appear smoother, younger and healthier looking with fewer lines and an overall improved texture. Formulated for normal, dry or oily skin types. A special sleeve featuring the Pink Ribbon was created to go over the top of carton for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

SIZE
3.4 fl. oz/100 ml

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE
$37.50

AMOUNT OF DONATION
Lab Series Skincare For Men will make a donation of $10,000, in connection with the sales of Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

AVAILABLE AT
Available at participating department and specialty stores in the USA and Puerto Rico and on LabSeries.com.

WEBSITE
www.labseries.com

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2010!

Welcome to the Raging Rouge Father’s Day Gift Guide!  If you’re stumped about what to buy Dad for Father’s Day, you’ve come to the right place! Don’t forget that Father’s Day is on June 20th, so you should place any online orders immediately!

kenzo pour homme, father's day gifts Kenzo fragrances are always a favorite choice, and the Kenzo Eau Par Kenzo Pour Homme Father’s Day Gift Set is the perfect pick for the strong, silent type. Citrusy and sensual, this must-have from Kenzo will speak volumes for him! The best part about buying a Kenzo gift set is the price is exactly the same as buying a stand-alone 3.4 oz bottle of fragrance. It’s like getting the full-sized shower gel for free! Click HERE to check it out at KenzoUSA.com.
h2o+ reviews, father's day gift guide, father's day gift ideas, gifts for dad, dads and grads, father's day 2010 gift guide, what should I buy dad Dad can’t exactly powder his nose to reduce shine, so if excess oil is an issue, the Sea Clear Oil Management System by H2O+ is a great skincare gift!  From a foamy, pore-refining cleanser to a mattifying toner, Dad’s skin will never look better!  Retail price for the Oasis Shine-Free Hydration System by H2O+ is $38.  Click HERE to check it out.  You can even add on to the kit with a 10-minute deep cleansing Mud Mask! 
pangea soap For an eco-conscious Dad, the brand you shop should be Pangea Organics.  Not only is the packaging made from 100% post-consumer paper, but organic seeds that are plantable!  Don’t recycle the package, just soak the box in water for a minute and plant it! The Tunisian Olive Oil & Coconut soap is gentle, moisturizing and only $6.99 per bar!  Click HERE to buy it from PangeaOrganics.com.
express honor fragrance reviews, father's day gift guide The hipster Dad deserves a fragrance as modern as he is. and the latest by Express fits the bill.  The recently launched “Honor” has a citrusy energetic zing and a lingering musky masculinity.  Top notes:  fresh water accord, peppermint and basil.  Heart notes:  grapefruit, fig and green ivy.  Base notes:  musk, vetiver and a hint of vanilla.1.7 oz. bottle is $44.90 and a 3.4 oz. bottle is $59.90.  Click HERE to buy it from Express.com.
real shaving company Products from The Real Shaving Company are great gift choices for Dad!  My husband loves the super-thin consistency of the shave gel, and the ultra moisturizing formula leaves his skin feeling baby-soft post shave!  Best pf all, the formula is paraben-free!  The Real Shaving Company is available at many drugstores, including Duane Reade and Rite Aid… so you can grab a gift for Dad while you run your errands!  Retail price for each is a mere $5.99.  Click HERE to visit realshaving.com to find a retailer near you.
bigelow barber C.O. Bigelow’s Apothecary-inspired products are a great choice for the no-nonsense Dad in your life who likes things “just so”.  C.O. Bigelow’s “Barber Collection” includes various “Elixirs” named by color.  Elixir Green cologne is a woodsy scent sure to please Dad (and only $19.50!).  I’m also very fond of the Hair and Body Wash ($10).  It can be used all over in the shower, and a muted scent lingers…  It’s wonderful!  Click HERE for store locations
kenzo homme ryoko If Dad’s got a major case of the wanderlust, or if you’re buying on a budget, then look no further than the tiny zen-like Kenzo Ryoko!  This small pebble-shaped bottle is great for travel, and a 0.7 oz. spray bottle retails for only $29.Click HERE to check it out at KenzoUSA.com.
luxe gift ideas, Anthony Logistics, father's day, gifts for dad, dads and grads, shaving, whisker lifter, shave brush, father's day, gift ideas, beauty blog, makeup blog, dad's day For a bit of “old world” charm–as well as a luxe splurge–Anthony Logistics offers the “Whisker Lifter”, a cruelty-free brush that lifts beard hairs away from the skin pre-shave. Anthony’s Whisker Lifter retails for $80 and can be found online at Anthony Logistics, or Sephora.com. What a great gift for the shaving enthusiast!
When in doubt… let him pick it out!  Unlike other gift certificates, Sephora’s Collector’s Edition Fragrance Sampler is actually a wrappable gift in itself, filled with deluxe samples of Canali, Diesel, DKNYMEN, Givenchy Play, Guerlaine Homme, Ralph Lauren Polo Black and Versace.  Dad can sample them all, and when he chooses a favorite he can head over to Sephora with the enclosed voucher to exchange it for a full-sized bottle!  Click HERE to buy it at Sephora.com

The author of Raging Rouge received some press samples for purposes of this makeup review / product review.  For more information on sample policies, please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dad certainly could use some pampering!  If you’re on the prowl for some great gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place!  Don’t forget that Father’s Day is on June 21st so you should place any online orders SOON!  Father’s Day Gift Guide!

luxe gift ideas, Anthony Logistics, father's day, gifts for dad, dads and grads, shaving, whisker lifter, shave brush, father's day, gift ideas, beauty blog, makeup blog, dad's day Add a little luxe to Dad’s shaving routine!  Anthony Logistics offers the “Whisker Lifter”, a cruelty-free brush that brings a critical shaving tool from yesteryear back to the fore.  The Whisker Lifter is designed to lift beard hairs away from his skin, ensuring a closer shave.  The brush even has its own sleek stand, preserving the bristle shape as it dries.

Anthony’s Whisker Lifter retails for $80 and can be found online at Anthony Logistics, or Sephora.com.  What a great gift for the shaving enthusiast!

anthony, skincare, budget gift ideas, father's day, gifts for dad, dads and grads, cleansing, kit, gift list, father's day, gift ideas, beauty blog, makeup blog, dad's day Speaking of Anthony Logistics… The Face Kit is a wonderful cleansing treat.  Too many men use only soap to clean their face (horrors)!  I sampled the products included in this travel-worthy set myself, and must admit… you’ll need real willpower to not steal this set from Dad for your own personal use!  A plastic travel case is filled with deluxe mini sizes of Anthony product: the Glycolic Facial Cleanser (absorbs excess oil like a sponge), Deep Pore Cleansing Clay, All Purpose Facial Moisturizer and even sample sizes of Anthony Logistics Facial Scrub.  

The Face Kit retails for $30.  Shop for it online at Anthony Logistics or Upurea.com.  (Don’t forget to use the 20% discount from Upurea for Raging Rouge readers!)

My husband, who has never used aftershave with any regularity, really loves Peter Thomas Roth’s Ultra Lite Multi Tasking After Shave Balm.  So my husband came to mind the minute I saw The Ideal Shave Kit by Peter Thomas Roth (which, among MANY others, also contains this winning product).  Peter Thomas Roth offers an entire cleansing and shaving regimen in one luxe gray flannel toiletry bag.  Products included: Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, 21st Century Shave Cream, Conditioning Multi-Tasking After Shave Tonic, Ultra-Lite Multi-Tasking After Shave Balm, Oxygen Mist, Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel, Matte Lip Balm and Cucumber Gel Masque.

Retail price is $100. Online retailers include Beauty.com and Apothica.

budget gift ideas, father's day, gifts for dad, dads and grads, kenzo, fragrance, cologne set, gift list, father's day, gift ideas, beauty blog, makeup blog, dad's day KENZO fragrances have been a bit hit in my household.  Everything KENZO I have had the pleasure to sample, I have fallen in love with.  Similarly, the men in my life have also given a huge two thumbs up to the KENZO products I have introduced to them.  My Father is a fan of the woodsy KENZO Tokyo, and my husband loves the uber-modern KENZO Power.  Rather than pick only one scent to recommend, I’m just going to direct you over to the KENZO USA site to take your pick.  They have dozens of gift ideas for Dad, with price points from $29 to $68.

Click HERE to head to Kenzousa.com, and check out the selection of gift sets for men!

budget gift ideas, father's day, gifts for dad, dads and grads, kings and queens, soap, gift list Here’s a unique gift idea for athletic Dads.  Stock his locker with amazing bath and body treats!  This chunky soap by Kings & Queens contains ingredients favored by royalty through the ages.  “King of Sumatra”, with its spicy Pepper & Bergamot scent, will certainly make him feel powerful and mighty. Retail price is $6. Shop for it online at Beauty.com  

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Anthony Logistics For Men Shave Cream

In true "One hand giveth, the other hand taketh away" form, shortly after buying my husband a tube of Anthony Logistics For Men Shave Cream, I comandeered it to use on myself.  Why not?  This fragrance free formula was designed for the tough beard of a man… so it should easily be able to handle the legs of a woman.

While Anthony refers to this product as a "cream", it’s incredibly dense formula is actually more of a cream-gel hybrid.  I was able to use only a small amount (about a teaspoonful) per leg, to get a perfect thin amount of product evenly coating each leg.

While the shave cream is indeed free of fragrance, I noticed immediately a refreshing peppermint scent (I must assume this delicious scent is from the eucalyptus oil included to heal the skin).  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product is donated to prostate cancer research (Anthony’s philanthropy).

This product retails for $16, and is worth every cent!  I’ll certainly be buying more for hubby (and for me– shhhhh!)

Click HERE to buy Anthony Logistics for Men Shave Cream at Beauty.com

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Click HERE to buy Anthony Logistics Shave Cream from Upurea.com