A Manly Point of View

As any loyal reader of this blog can attest, Shopping Blitz has the woman’s point of view down on lock. Our writers thus far have been of the feminine persuasion and while we consider ourselves enlightened divas; we think the way we do. No apologies, we like pretty things!


However,  it occurs to this humble fashionista that the male perspective must be shared! So I send this out as a PSA:  We apologize if we have neglected our male shoppers and vow to move forward with a heaping dose of testosterone. You may have noticed already that our Facebook page has taken a turn for the manly and for that we have to thank our newest addition to the staff. Motti Schleider.


Motti is a tech-whiz, music fiend, news hound and of course the Most Interesting Man in the World! Check in for a daily dose of his wisdom. He will be bringing you news, tips, stimulating facts and things just to make you smile, live from SB headquarters. Stay tuned, it’s about to get weird folks.


A Manly Guide to Flawless Skin

mens-skin-care-productsWelcome to the modern age, where shows like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy have ushered in a new era. One where men now see the benefits of manicures, tanning, grooming and skin care products. A successful industry has grown around this new trend. Products geared toward men have increased in popularity and mass over the last decade. Once relegated to the demographic of ‘metrosexuals,’ today men of all kinds are embracing the concept of beautification. The way we look at it there is no excuse in today’s society for men to suffer from razor burn, dry skin or blackheads. For your convenience we have gathered our favorites together, brands like Lab Series, Miracle Skin Transformer, ZIRH and GlamGlow to show you how uncomplicated great skin can be.

michael-buble-300x400Created as a backstage answer to flawless, glowing skin, GlamGlow was once known as a women’s only product. However, thanks to celebrities like Michael Bublé, the product is experiencing more of a gender-bending fan base than ever before. Take a look at this video to see how and why it works so well.  This 10-minute facial is perfect for getting ready for a night on the town or before your next big event. Bonus: it’s small enough to be inconspicuous. No need to advertise all your secrets!

According to The Wall Street Journal,  “BB Creams are a men’s beauty movement waiting to happen.” The folks at Lab Series couldn’t agree more, their BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 35 is an all-in-one moisturizer, toner, sunscreen and skin protector. One-stop shop products like these are essential for the modern man. Who wants to have a lot of clutter and useless products taking up precious bathroom real estate? Instead find a product that cuts out the middle man and saves  you time.

zirh.marcoDoes Monday morning always come too soon? Do you often wake up hung-over or at least looking like you did? Then ZIRH products are for you. Their Restore Herbal Eye Cream contains cool ingredients like caffeine extract that help to stimulate circulation underneath the eyes, reducing dark circles and making you look years younger. Let’s be real, the kick of being carded is a gender neutral thrill! Other ingredients like cucumber, calendula and chamomile extracts work to reduce puffiness from excess salt, alcohol and allergies.

miracle-skin-transformer-men-spf20-1Unfortunately problems like aging, sun damage and blemishes are not just a female problem. Men suffer from these trials too and now they can cover them up as well! Miracle Skin Transformer, the brain child of Sarah McNamara, offers the perfect solution for men everywhere. Miracle Skin Transformer Men SPF20 is a one-step application product specifically designed to improve skin’s texture and pore size. This bad boy helps to turn problem areas into smooth works of art, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines. Best part is that the cream is invisible to the naked eye and leaves skin feeling natural and softer than you left it. So need to worry about giveaways like streaks or breakage lines. Look amazing naturally and make the ladies swoon. Talk about man’s real best friend.