though their equipment is still not as good as the nose... little is known by science for example: that every flower has its own distinctive aroma - even the roses from the same bush do not all smell the same... they want to copy something that is un-copy-able ...
MILKMAN PRODUCTS FOR MEN'S GROOMING REVIEW NEW website press release and photography: Rouben Dickranian
I usually write reports on events and opera’s, but to write a review on an upcoming product is a little different for me. I would have to use and see how the product actually performs in comparison to what they claim it can achieve. The products by Milkman are beard and shaving related and as you know me, I do not have a beard. Surprise surprise and yes I have grown a beard, not for these products in particular, but trying for a new image. So the timing to review these products, could not have been timed better.
The Milkman grooming company specialises in beard and shaving products. They say that their products will keep beards tidy, soft and clean. Their clear shaving gel will help improve the harshness of other products. I am always apprehensive about media release articles and what companies claim they can offer. So I came to the table and now ready for the challenge.
The two products came to me fairly quickly by mail. In the box there was the new “Clear Shave Gel” and “Coco-Fresh Beard Balm” and see the photograph. The product packaging looks good. Now, over the next few days I will give the products a go and make my comments on their performance.
Milkman Razor Rail! “Clear Shave Gel” The interesting fact about the clear shave gel, it is a water-based and not soap-based product and that would seem to me its first failings. The issue I had initially was that I was a little biased and also harsh towards the product, as I do with most things and put them through their paces, but then I realised the failings I was getting was due to me. I was not applying sufficient clear shave gel prior to shaving. Upon increasing the volume of gel the shaves improved massively. I use both cut throat and a standard razors when shaving. Although, I admit when using a standard foam cream or gel shaving application, I often use the razor. However ever since using the Milkman clear shave gel, I have now switched to using my cut throat razor more often. I feel more confident using the cut throat with this product. Additionally, the product being water-based actually seemed to moisturise my face, as the soap-based products often leave my face feeling rather dry. The only thing I am perhaps apprehensive about and not that keen on is the fragrance of the clear shave gel, but I am rather fussy when it comes to smells and so the smell may be pleasing to others. Irrespective of this, if I find a product that works for me, then I will simply use it and that is what I will do here.
Milkman Coco-Fresh! “Beard Balm” This was an instant hit for me. It felt rather odd applying this balm to my beard initially, but it really worked. It conditioned and softened my beard. As a bonus it even helped to style the beard. It is a hit for me and I am hooked.
Conclusion After using these two products over a couple of days, I realise I have neglected myself from grooming and taking care of myself. I have had to live with putting up with using the standard products, which often can be rather harsh on my skin. I never realised this until using the Milkman products. I honestly did not think the Milkman products would make much difference, but I was wrong. I am a changed man.
Article by: Rouben Dickranian
LA ELEGANTE MILLINERY PRIVATE PHOTOSHOOT
oh goodness me... what a day! long started from 0430am today but worth every minute in gold firstly I am expressing my most special thanks to the talent of Elena T Millinery at La eleganté Millinery who made us all feel so comfortable and so relaxed working on this complex project. Her millinery creations should be on Victoria Secret stage worn by Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady IMHO but I believe we can make our own "Secrets". I also think there is no point of waiting for someone to notice your talent - just start something the world have not seen before and ... yes, you know ... everything follows up after "yes, I am a genius"... your generosity Elena goes beyond any words too! I am extremely grateful to our hard working and gorgeous models: Genie Olegovna Koulaeva, Nikola Boyce, Annie Maguire and Jennifer Zaman - girls you were all incredible to say the least! Raj Kiran and Benjamin Newall- you are our crowned supermen - we are all still bewitched! Thank you all! Fransisca Yuliana Halim, you were one of our bravest MUAHs of all times - the most sophisticated make-up was all done in perfection and in such a short time! I am speechless. I am thankful to Trimmings n Remnants Coburg and the shop owner personally Richard Quittner as well as the shop crew: Noha Bachir, Sunta Irato and #MicheleCiancio for their trust , for the opportunity to feature their lush fabrics in our shoots and for their open-handedness. there are two more girls whose rich heart should not come unnoticed: Diana at Bunch After Bunch whose flowers simply had a friendly "wow" from everyone and Beckii Jones from The Organic Butler fruit, vegs and more - we made some awesome arrangements with selected greens. Thank you girls! my list would not be full and our project would not be a success without our curious and artistic media team: for now I am thanking Arastou Mirshahi at Lstudio Alex Black, Rouben Dickranian, Anna Berger at Anna Berger Shots, #ColinEllis at Concepts 5 Photography, Spiros Miaris [all photographers] and the video-grapher #HakeemFarid at Hakam photography.MELBOURNE. I would like to say the biggest thank you to Rouben who made some special personalised chocolate boxes for all the girls that were full of his hand-made special recipe "shokoladkas". Don't know about you but I am not opening mine ever - it looks amazing and if it is gone I will be very upset! We are waiting your photos and the video in anticipation of a grand result Anna and guys! special thanks: Ashish Hussain, #TheOrganicButtler's driver man for the immaculate delivery and many others whom I forgot to mention here but remember. all I want to do now is to get in the cold water of our pool and then curl up and sleep under the puppies' blanket as I am tired like a dog... half of it s done - now will go part two ... till the next morning...
TRIMMINGS N REMNANTS
Trimmings n Remnants Coburg is an inspiring fabrics store NOW OPEN 106 - 108 BAKERS RD, COBURG! www.trimnrem.com.au 2017 marks the 92nd year of the Richard Quittner family experience in the textile trade. So no wonder Trimmings ‘n’ Remnants is considered an icon - Australia’s leading supplier to the theatrical industry. The stores have been described as an #AladdinsCave - a veritable treasure trove just waiting for you to explore! The shops offer an extensive range of fabrics: renowned top quality 190 gram shiny and matt #lycra, stock range of #chiffon, crystal #organza, twinkle #satin, liquid #foil, #nylon, #net, satin and sequined fabrics. The shop has a diverse and ever changing range of dazzling holographic spandex and exotic prints and it proudly stocks high performance fabrics for athletic wear. At Trimmings’n'Remnants you also find seed #beads, #sequins, stretch sequins, Indian #braids, beaded trims, diamante #buttons and #buckles, #feathers, #masks, #hats, #gloves, #wigs, #crystals, #motifs, #fringe, #tiaras and more! As I am personally a big lover of all the above mentioned (esp masks and feathers) I felt like in paradise in that shop. The personnel is extremely friendly and helpful too (Noha Bachir, #MicheleCiacio and Sunta Irato) Add to this Deborah Selleck Bridal & Evening Couture by Deborah Selleck business highly recommended us this particular store as on of the top fabric shops in Melbourne and the picture will be not complete if you not see the range of fabrics they shock with your own eyes. Needlecraft skipped a generation in my family: my mom is an excellent dressmaker as well as my daughter and they both would feel at home at #TrimNRem but I still get fascinated by such abundance! Please note that the shop's experienced and friendly staff look forward to serving you! 106 - 108 BAKERS RD COBURG Ph.03 9354 3752 Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday 9.30am - 1.00pm SHOP 4/114 PRINCES HWY PAKENHAM Ph. 03 5940 2700 Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am - 5pm & Sat 9.30 - 1pm
When we are short on milk where do we go? correct: to the milkwoman... However when we are after the best grooming products for men we should all go to the Milkman Grooming Co. Australia. https://www.milkmanaustralia.com/ Founded in January 2014, #MilkmanAustralia is an artisanal producer of unique, high-quality beard care products The #Milkman brand was created for the company wanted to bring product formulations to the market that no one has come up with before. Formulations that are scented with men in mind and will do what they say they'll do using natural ingredients and being as environmentally friendly as possible. They use low irritant formulations and nourishing ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba, hemp seed oil and tamanu. Using the name Milkman for the brand was an easy choice. The milkman used to reliably deliver milk that wasn't messed with using intense industrial processes. It was simple, it did the job and it was high quality. The company will do the same thing. Thanks to our friends at Milkman and The Gipps Street Agency we will be reviewing some selected product from the company's recommendation list https://www.milkmanaustralia.com/collections (media coverage: Rouben Dickranian) Please stay tuned for more information.
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