Sometimes I have a taste for the finer things in life, which I blame on my addiction to the television show MTV Cribs.
Unfortunately, I can only dream of enjoying the finer things, because Iâ€™m a cheap bastard and the salary of a quasi-product review blog editor is zero.
So instead of enjoying $50 Godiva chocolates, I eat a 59 cent Hersheyâ€™s chocolate bar. Whenever I have the urge for $100 Russian caviar (fish eggs), I eat $2.99 chicken eggs. When I wanted to buy a $35,000 Lexus IS-300, I instead settled for a $15,000 Toyota Corolla. Finally, when I wanted a $100 bottle of Cristal, I ended up with a $4.99 wine in a box.
As some of you know, I went to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. While there I happened to come across The Art of Shaving Shop in the Mandalay Bay Resort. I was familiar with The Art of Shaving products thanks to my subscription to Menâ€™s Health magazine, which I have to make me pretend Iâ€™m healthy.
The Art of Shaving products are known to beâ€¦Um, how can I put it?
Their products are considered cheap for those who wear a monocle and top hat, like the Monopoly guy, but DAMN expensive for EVERYONE else.
So Iâ€™m in the store and I decided to try some shaving cream. I looked at the price and it was twenty frickinâ€™ dollars. You can get TEN cans of Edge Shaving Gel for twenty bucks. I thought that price was crazy, but then I remembered the Godiva, caviar, Lexus, and Cristal I couldnâ€™t have and decided that this may be the only chance I get to enjoy one of the finer things in life.
I ended up plopping down twenty dollars for the sandalwood shaving cream. (I decided on the sandalwood, because itâ€™s known to be an aphrodisiac and I need all the help I can get with the ladies.)
The texture of the shaving cream is much like Noxzema Cream. The sandalwood aroma was very nice and I guess it really does work as an aphrodisiac, because it turned me on to myself.
One of the cool things about this shaving cream is that I can use it without a brush or with a brush. However, I didnâ€™t know what kind of brush to use, since Iâ€™ve never used a shaving cream that gave me the option of using a brush.
Using logic, I figured a toothbrush creates a good lather with toothpaste, so why not shaving cream? Unfortunately, my logic sucks and the toothbrush took away whatever dead skin cells I had and much of my epidermis.
Later, I found out that thereâ€™s something called a shaving cream brush, which The Art of Shaving has, but the bristles are made out of (Iâ€™m not making this up) badger hair. (Editorâ€™s Note: There are several beaver jokes I could put right here, but I will refrain.)
One thing I noticed about this shaving cream is that it doesnâ€™t lather up as much as other shaving creams and gels, which I think allowed me to have a closer and smoother shave.
Overall, Iâ€™m getting better shaving results with The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream and now that Iâ€™m enjoying one of the finer things in life, I need to purchase a monocle and top hat.
Item: The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream
Purchase Price: $20.00!!!
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Closer shave. Nice aroma, which may turn you on to yourself.
Cons: Holy crap! DAMN expensive! Affordable for those who own Boardwalk, Park Place, and the rest of the Monopoly board.