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Let Little Bird Be Your Engagement Ring Shopping Wingman

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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If you’ve watched any football or baseball playoff games over the last month, you’re probably aware that something called “engagement season” is upon us. It’s the time of year where jewelers launch marketing campaigns targeting men who may be thinking of popping the question over the holidays. These ads often make the engagement ring shopping process seem like a breeze. The truth is, however, that it rarely is. It can be a daunting task if you’re going at it alone — which is where having a helpful little bird can come in handy.

We hire accountants, real estate agents and wedding planners to assist with some of life’s biggest moments — why should the engagement ring purchase be any different? This is where Little Bird Engagement Ring Consultant comes in. Little Bird’s co-founders, Danielle and Lia, are diamond and style experts who have guided men all over the world through the complex process of engagement ring shopping. The last thing you want to do is make an expensive mistake, so Little Bird is very thorough in their process. They take the time to get to know you, help design the ideal ring and find it at the best price. They’ll save you countless hours of research time, meet your proposal deadline and save you money. What’s not to love?

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Little Bird’s Lia in action

Here are Little Bird’s top three tips for guys thinking about popping the question this holiday season:

1. Please, please get started early. Did you know that 33% of engagements happened on Christmas Eve last year? That means that there are thousands upon thousands of people shopping for rings between September and December. As you can imagine, things get pretty crazy. Prices jump, good options get snapped up and inventory starts to dwindle as the months go by.

2. Give yourself time to do your research. Every diamond is slightly different, but you can do some sleuthing and figure out equivalent prices for a diamond with similar characteristics to the one you have your eye on. Have this knowledge ahead of time so when you see a ring you really like you have the confidence to act quickly. Keep in mind that inventory turns over very quickly this time of year. If you’re looking at an exceptional diamond, you can bet you’re not the only one.

3. Don’t feel bad if you’re confused or overwhelmed by the amount of diamond info out there. We built up our level of expertise over years of industry experience and had to spend months at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) to absorb the vast amount of detail that goes into analyzing a diamond. The average guy can’t be expected to teach himself all this in a few weeks before he goes shopping. That’s why you want an engagement ring consultant. Little Bird’s experts guide you through the process and educate you specifically on the subjects that are most relevant to your search. You don’t have to get a gemology degree to get a great ring for a stellar price.

For more advice on the best way to shop for an engagement ring, connect with Little Bird on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. They also have an amazing blog full of photos and inspiration!

And They Lived Camo-ly Ever After

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Deluxe camouflage wedding ring for the groom designed by Kingsfield. Available at Camo Ever AfterIs it coincidence that the fall wedding season overlaps with the kickoff of hunting season? We think not. We’re huge supporters of grooms incorporating hobbies into the wedding — especially when it comes to the love of the great outdoors. Whether you’re a hunter, shooting enthusiast or just a good ‘ol country boy, you’ll love the collection of camo wedding bands we recently discovered on CamoEverAfter.com.

Camo Ever After boasts an impressive collection of quality-crafted, handsome camo rings designed with the outdoorsman in mind. You can sort rings by style, price and brand to find the perfect match for your personality. The collection is crafted here in the good ‘ol US of A from a variety of durable metals including cobalt, titanium and tungsten. This provides the guarantee of long-lasting quality in addition to a handsome look that the bride will love too.

Buying your wedding band can be a stressful process. You are, after all, committing to a ring that you’ll wear for the rest of your life. Because of this, Camo Ever After’s jewelry experts have also created a series of helpful guides on nailing the correct fit and size so you don’t have to mess with adjustments after the big day. They also have a lowest price guarantee that beats any competitor’s rate by $5. Their rings may be camouflage but there’s no hiding the fact that a visit to Camo Ever After is well worth your time.

Is your groom a lover of the great outdoors? Check out this handsome camo ring from Camo Ever After

Shop hundreds of camo wedding rings at CamoEverAfter.com

Connect with Camo Ever After on their Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. They also have a blog that’s chock-full of valuable wedding advice and creative ideas for both the bride and groom. Happy hunting!

The Best of the Web for Grooms – February 13, 2015

Friday, February 13th, 2015

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Not sure your best man is quite up to the task before him? It may be time to bring in a professional. One Jacksonville, FL-based man, Jake Overman, is billing himself as a Professional Best Man for hire, offering to help your actual (potentially clueless) best man with planning the bachelor party, honeymoon, wedding day attire, etiquette and speech-writing. And don’t worry, there’s professional help available for the ladies, too. Jen Glantz, Bridesmaid for Hire, is available to consult, assist with planning, facilitate pre-wedding events as well as support the bride and bridesmaids on the big day.

 

Think the last bachelor party you went to was cool? Think again. This lucky groom’s friends planned an epic bachelor party that turned him into Rambo for a day. We dare you to top that — just make sure to tell us about it.

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Looking for the perfect gift for your sports-loving groomsmen? Check out the amazing selection of officially-licensed and authenticated sports memorabilia and pro team man cave gear from Steiner Sports. Two great picks: the MLB team man cave signs and team subway sign wall art, both of which include game-used dirt. Of course, make sure to get yourself a little something while you’re at it.

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On the lookout for a tasty wedding favor that will leave your guests speechless (because their mouths will be full)? Chunky Pig might be just the ticket. Chunky Pig combines rare mushroom popcorn, dark chocolate and maple syrup to create the perfect blend of candied bacon caramel corn. The best part is that it’s free of gluten, dairy and hormones so everyone can enjoy it. You can shop the store here, but just don’t do it on an empty stomach.

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Tired of feeling like a jailor and lugging around that massive jumble of keys that barely fits in your pants pocket anymore? Definitely not a good look on the wedding day. Check out KeySmart, a universal and expandable Swiss army-style key holder that deftly consolidates up to 100 keys into a compact, minimalist package.

See any other groom-centric content or links this week? Share them with us in the comment section below.

Give Your Groomsmen the Gift of Luxury Grooming

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Let’s face it; guys aren’t always big on taking proper care of their skin and hair — even if their scruffy mugs could definitely use a little pampering from time to time. Want to help your groomsmen put their best faces forward on the wedding day? Look no further than Luxury Barber. The company’s subscription boxes will whip your wolfpack’s grooming routines into shape in no time.

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A perfect gift for guys who don’t already have a set grooming routine, could use a little help finding the right products for their needs or always enjoy trying out the latest and greatest grooming tools, each subscription box comes with an assortment of at least nine sample-size items and one featured full-size product from more than 45 brands like Baxter, Billy Jealousy, Dr. Brandt, Evolution Man and Sachajuan.

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Products cover various grooming categories, including shaving (pre-shave oils, shave cream and aftershave), anti-aging skin and body solutions, hair styling aids and premium grooming tools, such as double-edge safety razors or straight razors. One standout item: The flushable Fresh Richie antibacterial men’s body wipes, which come in a discreet, portable, wallet-size package — perfect for staying fresh on-the-go on warm days, post-gym or while traveling.

Fall in love with a particular product sample? Subscribers can purchase full-size product versions online at 10% to 20% off.

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Luxury Barber’s subscription boxes are shipped on the 20th of every month (for free to U.S. addresses) and can include a customized gift note. Boxes can be purchased individually for $29.99/mo (plus a 10% site discount), as a six-month subscription for $27.99/mo (plus a 15% site discount) or annually for $25.99/mo (plus a 20% site discount). Purchase here.

Which of these grooming products would your groomsmen love? Tell us in the comment section below.

 

5 Hair Tips for Grooms

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

 

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Odds are when you envision your wedding day look, the James Bond theme music will play in your head as you see yourself decked out in your suit or tux, looking sharp—very sharp. One thing Bond never had to worry about was a bad hair day. He always looked debonair, no matter what. With these five easy grooming tips, your hair will look just as polished in no time.

1. Mind your diet. Healthy hair starts with a healthy diet. It’s important to eat well balanced meals and drink plenty of water to flush toxins and keep your body and hair well hydrated and looking healthy. If you haven’t gotten on the healthy eating bandwagon yet, now’s the time to start.

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2. Schedule a haircut a few weeks out. Instead of assuming you’ll have no trouble getting a quick chop before the wedding, save yourself the last-minute scramble and book an appointment with your barber or stylist two to four weeks before the wedding day.

3. Avoid any major style changes. Right before the big day isn’t the time to try out a buzz cut if you’re hair is normally longer or experiment with a Mohawk. It’s best to go with what you know to look your best and get a nice trim instead. If you’re set on a major change, try it out six months in advance, so it can grow out if it isn’t everything you expected.

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4. Address hair loss or thinning. Worried about your receding hairline or thin spots? You’re not alone. Check out the Regenepure line from Salonceuticals before the big day. Doctor-recommended for all hair types, the Regenepure DR hair and scalp treatment contains Ketoconazole, which blocks the production of the hormone DHT—the main cause of hair loss in men. The intensive and restorative formula combats dandruff and build-up, while Jojoba oil adds moisture, shine and volume to thin and lifeless hair.

5. Employ styling aids. Make sure to wash and condition your hair on the wedding day to start with a fresh and healthy foundation. Seeing flakes recently? Use a dandruff-busting formula for a few days beforehand. Then rely on a tried-and-true styling product designed for your hair type, whether it’s pomade, wax, gel or mousse to add light hold, control flyaways and frizz, and keep your ‘do locked in all day.

What wedding day hair style are you planning to rock on your wedding day? Let us know in the comment section below.

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