Tag Archives: Guys

Just In Time For Movember

I’m really happy with the blogs I try to read daily for inspiration on Yow Yow! As girly as Yow Yow! can get sometimes, I really enjoy having our dose of guy posts as well especially from Cool Material. They recently wrote a post for this product this week called Soft Goat which consists of three pads to soften and tone down the harshness of your facial hair. The hypoallergenic pad will round out the edges of your stubble without doing any harm to the skin underneath. Is this not perfect for Movember? Guys, consider your girls here. Get the Soft Goat.

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PubCakes

I don’t have too many guy friends who will admit that they love dessert as much as women do. Really, when’s the last time you heard your guy order a Crème Brûlée without asking if you wanted dessert first? Exactly. Guys love dessert, but don’t feel like they can open up about it unless maybe it’s a masculine dessert. Cool Material is one of my favorite blogs for guys because it always provides me with a little bit of extra insight into what guys may be looking for in terms of food and products. I once favorited their post on a list of desserts just for men and now I wanted to share this one with you about a dessert product called PubCakes.

PubCakes is a set of dry cake mixes designed with specially made craft beer including Chocolate Stout, Belgian Spice, Cocoa Porter, and Vanilla Ale. YUM! Girls can have a bite of these cupcakes too, right?

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Some Men Like Valentine’s Day

Like many little girls growing up, I always believed that Valentine’s Day was for the ladies! It was the one day that girls would acquire something sparkly, nibble into some chocolates, or even receive a bouquet of flowers. (This doesn’t happen in real life) For some reason, no one ever told me that guys  were getting something out of it too. Of course, as I grew up I knew better. I knew that if I were to ever celebrate Valentine’s Day that it wouldn’t be all about me and that I would treat the relationship as being mutual. It still bothers me to this day to watch reality television shows in which girls expect to be treated like princesses at all times. I’m looking at you Heidi Montag.

I’m pretty proud of myself that I can still believe that chivalry isn’t dead, but also that girls can split meals, ask a guy out on a date first, or even WHOA treat their guys out to a date sometimes. It’s what keeps things exciting, right?

The point of this is that Valentine’s Day is a celebration for both you AND your significant other so enjoy it and girls – allow yourself to do something nice for your guy (not just on V-day) but other days too.

Kings County Distillery Chocolate Flavored Whiskey – $20

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ManHands

The term Man Hands always has a negative connotation. As a girl, you never really want to hear that you have that and as a guy…well actually maybe that is a good thing. Anyways, this post is not about our physical hands. Man Hands is new line of soaps that smell like guy-ish things…

like beer, a baseball glove, bacon, bonfire, cash etc.

YES! Just wanted I always wanted my dream guy to smell like.

$6

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A Collection Part 32

This post is being released today because Veronica reminded me that I was overdue. Something you need to know: she asks for these posts often, but I usually don’t give in because I need to have a specific amount of photos for me to warrant a post. This time, she was right on the money hence…

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Guys in Suits

Can I speak candidly here for a moment? Is that okay? Well, it is my blog after all so I guess I can do whatever I please, but I’m about to make a bold statement: There is nothing sexier than a guy in a suit. Those girls who prefer cowboys in cutoffs/sleeveless plaid shirts that shouldn’t be sleeveless, or those girls who prefer bros in bro tanks and neon shorts or swim trunks worn out of the water gtfo. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

Please, for a second, let’s just appreciate a man in a suit. That tie clip, the skinny tie, the crisp fitted look of a suit that fits a man in all the right places. Now, how are you going to tell me that you are going to turn that down? Unless the personality underneath that is kind of douchey then maybe, but that might not be the case here. The other day I was having a conversation with someone who asked me if I was the type to work in a professional setting that preferred the pant/skirt suit or the business professional attire. And to be honest, I never thought I was going to be that kind of a girl, but after being in that environment for the past several months, I will say that I felt GOOD about the way I looked when I went to work. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I generally believe that you should always feel good about yourself on a daily basis – if not every minute of the day! I liked wearing my heels and walking up and down the streets of Seattle alongside other working professionals everyday. I endured the Seattle summer heat by wearing blazers paired with the rest of my outfits and I enjoyed making up new combinations with my colored cardigans and fitted skirts. You know what I realized though? That feeling is mutual. It’s not just me. It’s other working professionals and men alike – hence this blog. Guys in Suits.

Yes, it is easy to resort to sweats (I don’t. I prefer leggings, thanks)  or a t-shirt and jeans, but when someone has the opportunity to dress up, they will take it. Guys love dressing up. Anyone who says they don’t is a) lying, b) feeling insecure about admitting it or c) has not had the opportunity.

If you’re a guy who is a c) – you just gotta make it happen. Going to a bar and meeting up casually with friends? Suit up. Going nowhere important and think wearing a suit for daily activities is overdressing? Who cares, do it anyways.

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A Collection Part 31

Hamburg.

Vacation time is great y’all! It allows me to get things done that I haven’t completed in 5 months like this post! Happy A Collection Day! and make the very most of your summer before it ends!

photo cred | Ren-Hang

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I’m 24.

I hope my friends and I will have a sense of humor like this one in two years…or at least think that something like this is still funny.

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A Collection Part 30

A Softer World

Happy spring readers! We’re long overdue for a Collection post so I thought I would leave you with one before I embark on the rest of my spring break venturing for the week. It’s definitely shorter than usual, but still packed with pretty pictures. I wanted to kick off this collection post with a comic from one of my favorite sites, A Softer World. Together, they are the perfect combination of beautiful photography and witty thoughts.

Enjoy!

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Goodbye Goods

My brother and I have this really unique relationship in that we enjoy shopping at boutiques together. I’ll never be able to live this down if I say it – but I have to admit that he has had an influence on my style over the years. He has introduced me to some of the greatest boutiques in Vancouver and to blogs that I religiously read on a daily basis today. Don’t get it twisted it though – I basically dominate him in the music department.

I am sad to announce that Goods on Pike St. is closing. I remember my brother taking me here as a teenager freshman year when I was into my sneaker phase and looking to expand my collection of Nike Dunks. Over the years, we watched the store expand on the block and as I went into college, I witnessed every guy in my freshman class discovering the store and proclaiming it as the best “underground” boutique they’ve ever heard of.

Goods hasn’t released much news on their closure except for this banner advertising their sale. We’re sad to see you go, but wishing all of the owners best of luck on their future endeavors. Hopefully the end of this chapter means that we can expect something greater from them later on.

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Suit Up Sweatpants

Did you ever believe such a thing existed? Well, now it does. Guys – you must trust me on this, as you start to transition out of college life or a life that involves wearing sweatpants more than once a week, please know that a girl will absolutely swoon for you if you suit up. Just listen to Barney Stinson. If you don’t like to dress up – tough – you’re going to have to get over that. I know some of you may not want to admit it, but secretly deep down – you know it feels good to wear a suit. Quit lying to yourself.

I can honestly say that I have never looked at a guy wearing sweats and said to myself, “WOW McDreamy is sitting right here in front of me! This guy is a hot piece of –” No. That doesn’t happen. And if you believe that dream can be a reality, godspeed to ya.

Allow me to introduce to you the Dress Pant Sweatpants giving you the best of both worlds. You can purchase them here for $90.

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Women objectifying men

Guys typically get a bad rap for sneaking glances at girls’ body parts, but did you know that girls are doing the exact same thing? We’re just lucky to be getting away with it! In this clever video, one man has decided to approach a number of women asking them for directions, but what they don’t know is that there has been a camera attached to four different places on his body – bicep, crotch, butt and face. You’d be surprised how many times these girls were caught checking this guy out. Now, I think I’m going to be a little self-conscious now when talking to guys and hopefully keeping my eyes in one place and not letting them wander.

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Cork Grips

Bob Myaing was announced yesterday on the Urban Outfitters Blog as a new contributor to the website so I decided to check out his personal blog cork grips, which I think will be a blog that some of my male readers might enjoy! Myaing covers a wide variety of topics including fashion, art, design, photography, etc. Often times, it’s difficult for me to publish posts that are more geared towards male readers on Yow Yow! because I am unable to read these types of blogs on a regular basis. It can especially seem more biased during fashion week. Even though I can’t focus on material for men frequently, I’m going to make an effort to at least direct you to other blogs that I admire and that will provide you the content that you are interested in.

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Back to School Series Pt. 4

One of the most exciting things about going to college for the first time is meeting new people, having a new group of friends, and of course – dating. Let’s pretend that doesn’t happen, parents. I know this subject may make some people uncomfortable, but would you rather learn through Yow Yow! or …the hard way? Earlier this week, The Frisky wrote two posts about the types of guys you should be spending your time with and the guys you should avoid in college – 11 Guys You Should Hook Up With in College and 10 Guys You Shouldn’t Hook Up With in College respectively.

The Frisky has brought up some great points, but not every college is the same. While some bros may be douchy at state schools, a private school might house some pretty smart bros. It all differs.

Now before we start, I’d like to say that this post isn’t to encourage you to become a little ho-ho. Take this advice lightly, have fun, be safe and generally the best bet is developing friendships FIRST.

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Sneaker Shrine Shoe Rack

WHOA Alliteration! Believe it or not, I actually went through a small sneaker phase while I was in high school. What? You’ve never met a scene kid that liked her kicks? Influenced by my brother, I was a huge fan of my Nike’s in every style and color. I didn’t get very far in my phase because I only own a pair of moss green(now brown)/pink tweed sb dunks and a pair of gray gingham slim-fitted high-tops. Even though, I haven’t bought a new pair of sneakers in years now, that doesn’t stop me from visiting the boutiques up in Gas Town, Vancouver. You just never know when you might find another perfect fit.

Browsing the male-focused blog Cool Material today, I discovered this awesome sneaker rack that looks more like it belongs in the middle of a living space than a closet. Before you think about purchasing your IKEA bookshelf, consider buying this one instead. Whether you’re ready to hang up your sneakers for good or not or just need a place to store them , I think this shoe rack display would be perfect for just about anything.

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