This is cool.

Last week, Walgreens opened up what’s believed to be our nation’s first net zero energy retail store – meaning it’s anticipated to contribute more energy to the grid than it consumes. It sports two wind turbines, nearly 850 solar panels and a geothermal system burrowed 550 feet into the ground. The grand opening was November 21st.

Full Walgreens press release: http://news.walgreens.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=5825

Movember is over. Presumably successful in its efforts to raise awareness for prostate cancer and definitely successful in reminding us that only a small percentage of men can really pull off the mustache-look. Ouch.

And as we close one chapter in shaving history, it is time to open another in the form of true shaving innovation. Shaving cream with a kick? An aftershave that arouses? Pacific Shaving Company has you covered. More to follow in the coming days and weeks…

PS: Looking for some great holiday stocking stuffers? Head on over to Pacific Shaving Company. We’ve got a great holiday sale going on right now. Check it out!

-Stan

Shaving prank App

November 1, 2013

Random Stranger Shaving Your Head On The Street?

http://elitedaily.com/humor/prank-pretend-shave-girls-hair/

I hope I’d react as well as these ‘victims’. Pretty funny. May need to download this app and give it a try…

 

Jill Foster at The Daily Mail UK just posted this fantastic article on men who shave their legs.

My favorite part:
‘I was in bed with a girl and she wouldn’t get close to me,’ he recalls. ‘When I asked why, she said it was because she hadn’t shaved her legs and the fact mine were smoother than hers made her feel insecure.’

All I know is that this summer I went for my first ever buzz-cut at the barber. It took one day to get used to feeling the breeze on my scalp every time I walked outside, but in no time, I grew to love it. I know there is a huge difference between a buzz-cut and shaved head  – and even even bigger difference between a shaved head and shaved legs, but still. Maybe these guys are on to something.

It just goes to show – you can’t rush the act of shaving.

I gave myself a really nasty shaving cut this morning while trying to do a speed shave. Ouch. However, it gave me an opportunity to actually demonstrate just how well the Nick Stick works! The lengths I’ll go to prove the efficacy of Pacific Shaving products…

The uninitiated always seem a little skeptical at first when we tell them how great our lather is – or that our small but mighty (TSA-friendly) 3 oz. tube will last up to 100 shaves. Here we put it to the test.

[Editors note: The "Our Story" page of PacificShaving.com told us it was feeling lonely. We decided to dedicate this post to telling its story.]

“There I was one night…just a normal guy.
And then, there I was the next night…damn I was still just a normal guy!”
— Bruce Springsteen

For many years, I was a corporate marketing executive. Working for large, public companies, shaving was the usual routine/chore it was for many men every morning before work. And it was falling short for me. My razor blade had benefited from billions of dollars in product innovation but my shaving cream hadn’t been upgraded along the way. It was still a big rust-ring leaving can of shaving cream v1.0. Think of it like spending money on a brand new smart phone, but then not downloading the apps that make it really zing. Cool phone, but not firing on all cylinders. Nice razor blade, but you’re still putting toxic, irritating ingredients on your skin every day.

It dawned on me that I wasn’t looking for a close shave but instead, I was looking for a comfortable shave. Just like a flux capacitor equation, it dawned on me:

Razors = close shave.   
Shaving products = comfortable shave.

Inspired, I used my free time – early morning, lunch hour, post bedtime story – to develop a line of shaving products that would be moisturizing without being greasy; kind to sensitive skin but with enough muscle to conquer the heaviest beard.

Never would I leave the bathroom in a cloud of “morning rain” or “Irish fields” and no longer would I face a bulky, ring-of-rust leaving aluminum can of shaving cream or struggle with the waste it created. I could toss the small but mighty products (TSA-approved) in a carry-on or slip them in a gym bag. The subtle citrus scent would work for a man or a woman and the product itself would leave chins, legs, underarms, even heads, silky smooth.

Today, Pacific Shaving Company offers a full line of affordably-priced, safe, natural and eco-friendly shaving essentials that can be found in thousands of fine retail locations across the country.

So, here I am. Still just a normal guy.  But these days I enjoy (or at least don’t mind!) my morning shave. And now, along with hundreds of thousands of other ‘normal guys’ who use Pacific Shaving products, my skin has never  looked better or felt healthier. Give it a try.

-Stan

Metrosexual. Ok, I got it.

Manscaping. Yeah, that was pretty clever.

Man-sumer? It just feels like a stretch.

And the worst part is, just like the bad pop song that gets played 100 times a day until I have no choice but to find myself humming it in the shower, I feel like it is inevitable I will start to use this very mediocre industry-manufactured term.

 

That said, let’s get right to “Man-sumers: By the numbers”:

51% of men usually shop for food only at stores located near their homes or workplaces.

36% of men think food retailers should help them choose healthy products.

50% of 18- to 34-year-old men are interested in organic products; just 40 percent of 35- to 54-year-olds show interest.

39 minutes:  Average time a man spends per grocery store trip; women spend 42 minutes.

57% of dads who gather most of their grocery-related knowledge from in-store promotions.

 

Sources: Mintel, Time Use Institute, Nielsen, Cone Communications

 

Aloe Vera (or the Lily of the Desert to those in the know) has been around for more than 3,000 years. And boy, is it an impressive plant. It contains more than 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins.

It helps with digestion. It helps with detoxification. It alkalizes the body. It disinfects. Its anti-oxidants boost the immune system. It’s great for the skin!

It’s no wonder that this ancient wonder provides the perfect base for our men and women‘s All Natural Shaving Cream. Why use plain old water when you can use the elixir of life?

As if that weren’t enough, the leaf of an Aloe Vera plant is an excellent first aid kit, to disinfect minor cuts, treat burns, insect stings or bites. Forget citronella this summer – just rub a little of the right shaving cream on it.

A #1 Dad paperweight? A pair of socks? Let’s face it – Dads can be hard to shop for. Instead of a ridiculously patterned tie, give him a ridiculously great shave for Father’s Day. That’s this Sunday. Time’s running out to get him something.

You might have one of those hip dads that actually seeks out natural products like those of Pacific Shaving Company. Or maybe he’s one of those guys who buys a pack of disposable razors on sale and shows up to family functions with that little piece of bloody toilet paper stuck to his jawline.

Consider giving Dad a taste of all the right shaving essentials with our Ultimate Eco-Friendly Shaving Gift Set. If he’s a traveler, the TSA-approved sizes will be an added bonus. Or start him off on the smooth path slowly with some All Natural Shaving Cream or a Nick Stick. Browse our selection to choose what’s right for your pops. Either way, he’ll appreciate his newly conditioned and pampered skin, even if he’s too macho to admit it. If you catch him caressing his cheeks absentmindedly, that’s a good sign.

If he’s never exfoliated (exfoli–what?) or moisturized in his life, look at this as an opportunity for some father-son or father-daughter bonding time as you demonstrate the process in your childhood bathroom. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

Good news: Now through June 16th, we’ve offering Free Shipping on orders $25+. Go!

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