I few weeks ago I was contacted by Old Spice to give their hair products a shot. Shortly after confirming, I received a gift box with seven of their products. Two 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioners and five hair styling products.Before I get started, I just want to go over my hair type. I have pretty curly hair that gets frizzy without product. I keep my sides shaved and faded with a #1 while the top I keep a little longer at about 6-8mm. A number #2 for you clippers guys. The problem I have with styling my hair, and the reason why I wear baseball caps 90% of the time, is because I just hadn't found a product that does what I want it to do.If I'm going out, and I style my hair, I would normally wash it and put some standard Dep type gel in it. The problem is I get that 80's wet look, and it's made all the more evident that I'm starting thin out on top.So when I use hair care products I need them to meet specific requirements. They must control frizziness. They must hold. After a couple hours, my curls will start fighting any product with lesser hold. And I need a matte look. This is just a personal preference.As far as shampoos and conditioners, I just need them to do their job and clean. Get everything out of my hair that I put in it during the day.So how did Old Spice products do? Pretty good. To find out which product was my runaway favorite, keep reading.
This is as easy as it gets. The Chromecast ($35) is Google's new video streaming dongle. All you have to do is plug it into your TV's HDMI input and you can stream video, music, etc. to your screen. Write now the Chromecast can stream from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and Google Chrome. It isn't perfect though. The one thing I look for with any video streaming device is the ability to stream your own videos, like the G-Box Midnight MX2. Once someone figures how to make the Chromecast work with apps like XBMC it'll move up higher on my list.
Warby Parker has another release for you guys looking for a cool pair of shades. The Warby Parker Durand ($95) have a round roomy frame and come in two colors; The two-toned Saddle Russet and the Woodland Tortoise. They also feature five-barrel hinges, teflon coated screws, and are cut form a single sheet of acetate. The cool thing is that the price of the frames includes a pair of anti-reflective prescription lenses and a free pair of glasses goes to someone in need.
The Name says it all - The Ultimate Adventure Vehicle by Sportsmobile ($80,000) gives you everything you need for all of your outdoor pursuits, whether you enjoy mountain biking, or are planning a trip to a national park. Based on the Ford E350 one-ton cargo van the Ultimate gives you all of the capabilities you find in larger RV's, but it also delivers around town maneuverability, serious off-road capability and much better fuel economy. Also included in the package is a pop-up sleeper and a working kitchen.
The Vanhawks Valour Carbon Fiber Bicycle ($910) is the first connected carbon fiber bike. It all starts with the app that acts as the central hub. It allows you to enter your destination while the led lights on the bike give you turn by turn signals. Blindspot detection keeps you safe from nearby cars via vibrating handlebars that alert you when you're about to turn into traffic. The bike also tracks your speed, distance, calories, and time. Even when you're phone isn't with you, Valour tracks your information and syncs with your devices when you get home. And all of that is just the tech. The carbon fiber unibody frame weights in at just under 16 pounds. So there are no worries if you have an apartment on the fifth floor.
When looking for the best the best way to smoke tobacco, you have to agree that a vaporizer is the best solution. Unlike e-cigarettes the Firefly Vaporizer ($270) emits a strong, clean tobacco vapor. Its convection heating element produces some of the highest quality vapors available by heating the air before it passes through your tobacco. Guaranteed to last over many uses due to its proprietary supper-alloy, you may never go back to regular smokes.