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2016 Holiday Gift Guide Vol 2: Gifts for Men Celebrating Movember







Gifts for Men: Lovely Beards Beard Oil & Balm

How many of you are dating/married to bearded guys? How many of you are with guys participating in #Movember? Are you yourself a bearded dude?🙋

If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions you know the struggle! The struggle of being kissed by a prickly beard or the struggle of itching your face until you're fairly certain you won't have any face left to itch ... the struggle is real! 😬

I know the struggle, I've been married to a bearded guy for 11 years and I feel ya! Which is why when we were approached to review and share our experience with Lovely Beards beard balm and oil PLUS give you guys an exclusive promo code with "beards10" at checkout we leaped at the chance!

Of course, we checked out the products before saying yes. We've tried (and I say we not because I have a beard, but because what goes on the hubs' face eventually ends up near or on my face) quite a few beard products over the years. The hubs has always struggled with dryness in and under his beard. Some products have been great, some products have been total flops. We loved that Lovely Beards uses super natural ingredients (not huge fans of chemically facial products), many of which are in our favorite skincare products, so we agreed to give their stuff a go.


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This has truthfully been some of the most effective stuff the hubs has used on his beard so far! It's been a few days and his beard is softer to the touch (he has super thick hair so he still pokes me now and again, but at least it's not quite as bad) and his skin isn't itching him like crazy despite the fact we're in such a dry, cold period up here.

Of the two products, he seems to like both so far. He reaches for both equally and sometimes applies both if he's having a super dry day. A little bit goes a long way, but it absorbs well and doesn't leave his beard super shiny or greasy looking--nobody wants that!

If you look closely you can see his skin beneath his beard is a bit shinier with the balm than the oil (wax-based so not surprised), but he hasn't had any issues with breakouts or irritation and he does have super sensitive skin.


Nose-Approved Beard Oil & Beard Balm 

I'm the first to admit that I'm insanely picky when it comes to scents, but the hubs is pretty particular, too. When we looked over the scents we knew right away that citrus scents would appeal to both of us, so we grabbed Mandarin Cedarwood beard oil and Nectarine Mint beard balm. While cedarwood can be hit or miss for me, I actually like it mixed with the sweetness of the mandarin. Nectarine Mint is really nice. The hubs, who has to smell whatever he applies to his beard all day long, loves both of them!


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Now that we've had the chance to give this a try and give it our seal of approval, we're excited to pass some savings on to you! Oh, and we thought this lovely faux class picture of the hubs might help you remember our review a bit better because ... who can forget that image? 😆

Lovely Beards has given our readers an exclusive savings of 10% off for a limited time with promo "beards10" at checkout! This will be good until 12/12/2016, but if you want to get it for the holiday or for Movember I'd act quickly so you have it in time.

So there you have it! Lovely Beards beard oils and balms are definitely at the top of our list for gifts for (bearded) men this year. I think they'd made great stocking stuffers for any of the men in your life (or yourself if you have a beard) and while the price is really decent for such natural products, that extra 10% off certainly helps. 😏

Have you or the man in your life tried beard oils or balms in the past? Have you liked them?



Note: Products in this post were provided by the brand. All opinions are our own. This post was sponsored by Lovely Beards.

21 comments :

  1. I love this! And they both smell amazing to boot. I will keep buying these products since my beard has never felt so good.

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  2. That picture cracks me up... reminds me of old school photos haha!

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    1. Hahaha it is! I yanked the old laser background that was popular when we were kids XD

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  3. Haha I'm going to share this with my partner, he needs to be like Patrick haha. Seriously though, anything to soften that regrowth would be a life saver.

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  4. Those scents sound amazing! This is a great gift idea for the men in my family with facial hair!

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  5. Oh my gosh the picture and the shorts! Too funny! I wonder if my husband would use beard oil. Might help when he shaves not to have the redness he tends to get.

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  6. oh good lordy, his he wearing shorts?? lol made me chuckle thats for sure. Not heard of beard oils or balms .

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  7. I bet that necatarine mint smells awesome. I will have to check this out for my husband!

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  8. my dad needs this! what a great holiday gift!

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  9. My son has a beard and I've been checking out reviews on products that I could stick in his gift box for Christmas. I'll have to let him try the Beards Beard Oil & Balm.

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  10. I have seen a lot of beard treatments products lately, I never there was such a thing as beard oils and things! Awesome!!

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  11. What a good product for my hubby. This is the first time that I heard about this

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  12. I've seen this brand before.. I think my husband bought the beard treatment for his friend

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  13. This is the best post ever! hah! Definitely picking some up my for my hubby!

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  14. These sound like great products and I agree with you that it has to pass the "me" test also if hubby wants to get close. I like that these are not full of chemicals.

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  15. Lol! What a funny picture. The men in my family do not have a beard but some of my friends do. These would make great holiday gifts for them!

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  16. Ooooo this sounds like one fabulous gift idea for the guys in our lives!!! I bet hubby would love this!! I will have to look more into it

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  17. This sounds like a wonderful product. My oldest is always rocking a beard. I am going to get this for his stocking. Thank you

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  18. Sounds like the perfect gift for men who love growing their beards. It's nice to see products that allow me to groom their beards without hassle!

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  19. Wow this right on time I am going to order some for my husband.

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  20. That picture totally brings flashbacks! If my husband had a beard I'd totally get this for him.

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