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New Kiosks Deliver Travel Essential Kits by 3FLOZ

August 1st, 2013 by The Fashionable Philosopher



When 3FLOZ’s automated kiosks land in top US airports next month with their signature selection of travel-friendly goods,

you’ll also find some darling new ESSENTIALS kits curated by 3FLOZ co-founders Kate Duff and Alexi Mintz.

Since I travel for work all the time, of course I occasionally forget my travel-friendly bag of overnight essentials every once in a while. Great to know that these kiosks will be in most of the airports I frequent and will be super convenient whenever I forget my own bag of travel size toiletries. I think it’s a great idea and the selection of items are excellent.

Whether your journey is for love, work or play, 3FLOZ provides peace of mind in knowing you have your necessities when you’re on-the-go. Here is a preview of the kits that will be available:

means you can achieve your perfect look on the go, whether it be the rugged traveler or the clean shaven man of mystery.

Ensures that you have the necessities for a perfect ‘do wherever you go — regardless of climate or hair type.

Whether you’re in first class or coach, you can beat the jet lag and kiss the fatigue goodbye. Start your trip off right feeling revitalized, renewed and refreshed.

Hair flat? Looking a little shiny? Pounding head? Lips dry? Don’t be caught off guard on a night on the town! In a clutch has everything you need to stay picture perfect throughout the evening.

Don’t. Leave. Home. Without. It.

Multi Tasking Products for Men

November 6th, 2012 by The Fashionable Housewife

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We just can’t resist the on-trend bright shades of this season, but let’s be honest – but if you find yourself spending your Sunday night on the couch watching the big game, chances are you’ll be ready for a more low-maintenance ensemble. Dressing-down doesn’t mean you don’t have to compromise on your look. The trick is to cut down on fuss with multi-tasking products that enhance your natural features.


Here is one product that will keep you looking fresh and is easy to use.


KICK OFF: TouchBack Plus Leave-In Conditioner

Be sure to get ahead as soon as the game’s on with the TouchBack Plus Leave-In Conditioner. Use this when you get out of the shower to maximize on moisture and shine to get that initial breakaway play – without the use of harsh chemicals like ammonia, peroxide or sulfates. Best of all, you won’t fumble with excess sprays or serums because this leave-in conditioner has double as an advanced styling treatment. The TouchBack Plus Color Leave-In Conditioner deposits color back into your hair to replenish a weary dye job – or keep it simple with the TouchBack Plus Clear Leave-In Conditioner.

TouchBack Plus CLEAR Leave-In Conditioner, $24.95

TouchBack Plus COLOR Leave-In Conditioner, $29.95

(available in Rich Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Ash Blonde, Golden Blonde, Light Auburn and Dark Auburn)


Crocs Santa Cruz Lounger Slipon Shoes Review

January 8th, 2012 by The Fashionable Housewife

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These shoes look trashed right? Well they should since my husband has been wearing them almost non stop since he got them to review about a month ago! He even went into the woods with these on last weekend…

Crocs Santa Cruz Lounger Slippers

These are the Crocs Men’s Santa Cruz Lounger – a fuzzy lined slipon shoe that is so comfortable, you will think you are wearing slippers!

My hubby has been living in these things; wearing them to work, church, around the house, outside, inside and everywhere! I can’t get him to take them off!!!! He says they are warm, soft, lightweight, comfortable and easy to get on and off. “They are good. I like them. What more can I say?!” he told me.

So there you have it. They are good. He likes them. What more do you need to know?! lol

Retail: $59.99


The Future of Television

June 24th, 2011 by The Fashionable Philosopher



The TV is pretty ubiquitous today. Growing up, my family always had a TV. It seems like almost every household in most of the western world has one. However I think TV’s days are numbered.

I’m noticing with the younger generation, and even up into the middle aged generation, that the TV is losing favor for on demand services like You Tube, Net Flix, and Hulu. I’m pretty much the only person in the office at work who watches TV regularly. Most of my coworkers go to places like Net Flix to watch movies and TV shows. Almost all of them only have the most basic cable you can get, or no cable at all. They use their TVs as giant screens to stream movies from their computers.

Compared to the internet, TV is too rigid to compete. As bandwidth increases the TV will become more and more useless. More and more TV channels are streaming online, and some TV shows, and TV stations are online only, like OnlyOne TV, and GBTV. TV won’t be able to keep up. Even if TVs are able to connect to all these services they still won’t be able to compete with the flexibility of computers.

I’m not saying you won’t see media centers, but TV as we no it will cease to exist. They will basically lose the functions that separate TVs from computer screens. At that point the “TV” will essentially be nothing more than a screen where the family can sit to watch downloaded, on demand streaming programs, or use other family center media applications. How long will this take to happen? I don’t know exactly, but I think the TV as we know it will be almost completely gone by the time our grand kids are growing up. So another 20 to 30 years.

The Best Shaving Cream is Beard Lube

June 16th, 2011 by The Fashionable Housewife

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My husband has tried a LOT of shaving creams, shaving gels, and the like. I’ve probably spent hundreds of dollars buying him different ones to try out and experiment with. Much to my disappointed (and the disappointment of our wallets) he’d end up putting them in the back of the closet and go back to “dry” shaving. ie shaving with water and razor – sans shaving cream.

Many of the shaving creams he tried just didn’t work for him. He has sensitive skin and more often then not, the shaving cream would either give him a rash or provide too much lubrication and he’d end up with cuts and scrapes from the razor.

A few months ago I scored a sample of Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave from Sephora. My husband was skeptical but tried it out anyway. Much to his surprise (and mine) he loved it!

The unique formula has conditioners that help hold in moisture for hours after shaving, plus it didn’t result in razor burn! Best of all, he didn’t break out or get a rash from this one. This innovative shave product is like a 3-in-1. It works like a pre-shave that softens and prepares the hair for removal, it provides a close and comfortable shave, and it keeps skin soft, supple and moisturized all day! Beard Lube is a light, transparent cream which allows you to easily see every hair your shaving off. Silicon technology allows razors to glide across the skin and it eliminates razor clogging, leaving you with the closest shave and the softest skin ever.

Nothing is sexier than snuggling up to the freshly shaven face on the man you love…

Price: $10 and up (depending on size)

Availability: Sephora.com, Amazon.com and in stores such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and at www.getjackblack.com