Category Archives: BODY

The List: Mid-Summer Essentials for Men

July 19, 2017

Recently I switched up my style and daily grooming routine so I have put together a male must have list that will instantly transform the average Joe to a dapper dude. These brands are not only suave and sexy they also are healthy and strategically crafted to make any man appear to be the perfect gentleman. Every man loves a good pair of sunnies, undies, sex, and effective grooming products. After my research these are the best I have personally tried thus far and I highly recommend you go out and get them immediately to impress that special someone or just to better yourself. Since every man loves sex the first product I want to turn you on to (pun intended) is Sex Dust by Moon Juice. This is a lusty blend of adaptogenic superherbs that help combat the effects of stress to ignite your creative and sexual energy, in and out of the bedroom. I prefer adding to a protein shake with a nut butter but you can add this product to your morning coffee, water or pretty much anything you drink excluding alcohol. The special blend consists of Ho Shou Wu, Organic Cacao, Shilajit, Maca, Organic Schisandra, Cistanche, Epimedium and Organic Stevia leaf.

Every male loves a fresh pair of undies and Related Garments invented the perfect pair of boxer briefs that come with two pairs of matching socks, one being long and the other being footies that are not seen when wearing shoes. Honestly, these are probably the comfiest underwear I have ever worn even beating out the usual go-to Calvin Klein collection. Related Garments states they were built on the principle that every detail counts, even if it goes (mostly) unseen. Men deserve better when it comes to the basics. No longer should we be subjected to dingy, hole-ridden, stretched-out waistband underwear and socks. Considering the fact that your underwear is hugging your most precious package we think your goods deserve what is good. Related has a dual meaning and message, besides the obvious about the founders being brothers, it only seemed logical that socks and underwear should be sold in pairs. Stylish and luxurious sets of socks and underwear make prep work in the morning simple–and leave a lasting impression.

Another thing no man should leave the house without are a nice pair of sunnies. These effortlessly chic and affordable sunglasses are made by Chimi Eyewear  I have the Kiwi colored – out of the nine different colors in three classical models- and wear them every single day. I get compliments on them everywhere I go from the grocery store to running at the park. Chimi Eyewear is based in Stockholm, Sweden but ships worldwide free of charge – that deal is hard to beat. Chimi Eyewear’s colorful shades are made for colorful people. CHIMIs are designed to match every mood and style of colorful peoples lives.

I strongly believe in the importance of a distinguished and diligently dapper gentleman always being consistent with grooming. Three brands I absolutely love and incorporate into my daily regimen are Kiehl’sSonage and Herbivore.  I use the Sonage Patagonia Berry Stem Cell mask which is one of the best face masks on the market and doesn’t burn like most masks while fully hydrating my skin; Herbivore’s gorgeous orange Phoenix facial oil that gives you that sexy confident wrinkle-less glow every man needs and the entire Kiehl’s Age Defender moisturizing line as well as the Kiehl’s Grooming Solutions Texturizing Clay for the perfectly flexible hold with an aroma of Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Eucalyptus essential oils.  

XX Jonathan Stinson

Dr. Babak Dadvand, Plastic Surgeon

July 12, 2017

Dr. Babak Dadvand,Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, in practice for over two decades is a world famous for transgender surgery. 

I met with him recently and was awed by his wealth of knowledge on the subject M2F/F2M surgeries for transsexuals. I had been wanting to find the go-to plastic surgeon in LA for this and I hit the jack pot. But it’s not only this surgery that defines this pioneer. His is also on the cutting edge of all things breast for both male and females, from gynecomastia (man boobs) to breast augmentation, breast/body lifts, and of course liposuction.

 

Dr. Dadvand works with some of the newest cosmetic procedures available to date; such as the Kybella (injectable eliminates double chin),  Voluma (creates instant structure in the face), as well as all the tried and true fillers such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and more.

So as we discussed his surgery techniques, I asked him to please address my lips with some filler. Ya see, my lips are challenging. They are wide and not very full. There is too much space between my nose and top lip. My top lip is much thinner than my bottom.

And oh – I loathe a filler-look. I never want my lips to look unnatural. Full yes, but not ‘filler’ full.

I was floored by what happened over the next…I dunno, 45 mins? HE TOOK HIS TIME. And addressed my lips like it was a serious operation. Slowly, meticulously and deeply studying he worked filler into my lips, paused, studied, and continued. The approach was totally personal, with extreme attention to detail and laser focus.

And the result was nothing short of amazing. My lips look incredibly natural and simply more even and full. Nothing crazy. No Bev Hills housewife duck lips.

Please forgive my Mac photo-booth photos that I am taking while sitting here sweating my brains out. Don’t mind my weird face rash either. Paging the best dermatologist please!

Dr. Dadvand’s destination recovery VIP treatment for out-of-town patients is well-known and regarded as one of the best. Patients that come from afar are offered luxury accommodations, medical assistance, room service and more.     

(310) 278-4200
8500 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 615 | Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Organic Pharmacy – Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills

June 24, 2017

The ORGANIC PHARMACY has always been a huge fave of mine. Their products are simply top notch.

Stepping into this clean, minimal space brings me great joy. However, it’s smelling and feeling every single on of their products that sends me into bliss.

To put it simply – everything is a pure as it gets. And all I can say is you have to experience it all for yourself.

I recently popped over for their classic Rose Quartz Lymphatic Facial. 

I hadn’t had a treatment there in years and could not wait for a re-fresher. I left glowing and radiant and smelling like the cleanest and purest essential oils. I was reeling!

This is the Rose Quartz Facial: (sounds great, huh?)

Our Ultimate Signature Experience A luxurious treatment to re-energise and renew your skin. Awa

Your treatment begins with Lavender-infused deep breathing exercises, followed by deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming and extraction. Three luxurious masks of Rosehip, Seaweed, Honey & Jasmine and Collagen are applied, with intensive hands, arms, feet, face, décolleté and scalp massage* (using our nourishing Hair Serum).

This indulgent treatment leaves you in a completely renewed state, ready to face the world.

Each treatment is as individual as you are.

Treatments and facials  are all customizable

Address: 453 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Hours: 

Phone: (310) 272-7275

The Velvet Rabbit – By Bronzed Bunny

June 15, 2017

 

What is the vajacial? Just what you’re thinking – a facial for your lady parts weather it’s a weekend getaway, surprise tinder date or a mellow night with bae, let Bronzed Bunny rejuvenate and brighten your bunny with their signature vajacial treatment called, The Velvet Rabbit.

Shaving is bad.

Ingrown hairs can be caused by a buildup of dead and dry skin. The vajacial is a revitalizing treatment done post Brazilian, sugaring (7 -10 days after for optimal results) where they use luxury product line {Epicuren} to cleanse the skin, exfoliate and a apply our hydrating mineral collagen mask under steam. The results brighten and rejuvenate the bikini area while treating and preventing future ingrown hairs, hyper-pigmentation and dryness.

Prepare for your vajacial with Bronzed Bunny’s other signature treatment, Sugaring is the safest and most gentle form of hair removal; that is even safe for certain skin conditions. They use organic sugar paste made of just water, sugar and lemon. The sugar ball is applied in the opposite direction of hair growth, while the sugar seeps into the hair follicle and wraps around the root, the paste is flicked off in the natural hair growth direction eliminating hair breakage and irritation. The sugar itself is a natural humectant which draws moisture into the skin, while naturally exfoliating dead and dry skin.

Over time, sugaring does lead to faster permeant hair reduction and noticeable growth depletion can be seen after just your first two sugaring services.

KNEIPP SPRING LAUNCH SCENTS DELIGHT

June 13, 2017

I’ve been a Kneipp fan since childhood. The little aromatic oils were my favorite Christmas stocking stuffer to both give and receive. Their vibrant healing and medicinal oils, soaps, creams and foams ( and more!) reflect their color therapy take on wellness:

Also known as “Chromotherapy”
  • Colors have a special impact on the body’s energy, balance and strengthen it’s self-healing forces
  • Colors influence our physical, emotional, spiritual and mental states.
  • Internal studies at Kneipp® show a significant effect on the body when Kneipp ® Bath Oils contain color.
No doubt, these brightly colored packages and their contents will give you a major mood boost and the scents are equally bright and fresh.
Slip in a tub with Kneipp and slip into summer!

 

Back in the 19th century, nestled deep in the heart of Germany, Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897), a naturopath and priest, cured himself of a severe case of tuberculosis using the very nature around him, combined with cold and hot water therapies (hydrotherapy). At that time, the disease was usually fatal, but Kneipp came across an eighteenth-century book about hydrotherapy that inspired him to immerse himself several times a week in the icy Danube River. These brief exposures to cold water seemed to bolster his immune system, sending his disease into remission.

Miraculously cured, he began his quest to provide all people a simple plan to improve and maintain good health with the healing powers of water combined with plants and herbs. Sebastian was famously known as a healer. Thousands of people visited him in the foot hills of the German Alps to learn his naturopathic methods and to be “cured”.

Sebastian Kneipp became friends and close partners with a Würzburg pharmacist who shared his conviction using naturopathic medicine and healing remedies. Using only natural plant essences and pure ingredients as a base, they created the formulas that still live on today in an extensive range of bath and body treatments, now with an international cult following.

Kneipp®- made in Germany, with caring and holistic methods.