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5 Best Vodkas from All Around the World

 A guest blog by Peter Minkoff.   Clear spirits are some of the best liquor choices at any event. No matter the setting, the music or the crowd, you can’t go wrong with vodka. Why, you might ask? Because vodka is the perfect drink to either enjoy on its own, or infused in a cocktail of complementary tastes – the creative possibilities are endless. This seemingly neutral, refreshing spirit can be mixed with zesty tastes such as lemon or lime, complemented with ice to make an invigorating summer cocktail or it can be infused with warm, sweet liqueurs for those long winter parties. Ultimately, it’s just an amazing drink on its own. So here are the five best vodka brands...

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5 Signs You're a Bespoke Beardsman

A guest blog by Peter Minkoff.   A beard is a way of life. When people ask you why do you spend so much time nurturing and growing your facial hair, you find it hard to give an elaborate enough response with which they can connect. Your beard is who you are, and if they do not inherently understand the importance and allure of having a manly beard, then that is obviously not who they are, or are likely to become. However, if you adopt and perfect the lifestyle of a true beardsman, you can avoid having to answer such questions altogether – when they see you, they will understand what you’re all about. Let’s take a look if you...

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Risu Baltic Blue Shampoo – the Ingredients

This blog post was written by Reetta Kaskela, an ambitious  Bachelor of Beauty and Cosmetics (estenomi) specialized in natural cosmetics. Reetta has done wonderful job as an intern at Risu. During the months of developing a new product we spent a lot of time figuring out which are the best ingredients to include in our Risu Baltic Blue Shampoo. Our main goal was to create an effective and refreshing shampoo, but we also wanted it to be moisturising and conditioning for the hair. Testers after testers we formulated different combinations, and also tried them out by ourselves. A lot of hair washing has been done for the last couple of months, to say the least. But now we have finally...

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The making of a new product - Natural shampoo

For about year now we’ve been researching for a new product - a natural shampoo for men. It is now finished and waiting for CPSR inspection. It's been fun and definitely challenging, but we are now super happy with the results. So this blog post will be about creating a new product, what needs to be taken in consideration when making a natural shampoo. But before that, let’s discuss how to create scents. If you are DIY-type of guy this might be helpful to you as well.   Scents So every now and then we bring new seasonal edition that would complement our collection of beard oil scent group. We want to have challenging recipes that works well together with our...

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The Manliest Hobbies for a 30-Year-Old

 A guest blog by Peter Minkoff. Turning 30 is a major event in a man’s life that’s bound to change his frame of mind. His horizons will expand, his interests broaden and his list of daily activities start including a few new things. In most cases, these changes occur due to the arrival of a newborn or a fancy new job, but not always. A great way to become a better man in your 30s is finding a new hobby and doing something utterly masculine – you’ve finally reached the age of your hero James Bond, so why not use it? If you’re looking for manly hobbies that will make you stronger, better and confident, here are suggestions you might...

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