Your One Stop Beard Grooming with Lovely Beards

Living in Canada was an eye opener in more ways than one. I have always prided myself as a Malaysian as Malaysia is a multi-cultural country unlike any other or at least that was what I thought. It didn't take me long to realize that Canada is a multi-cultural country too and I was pleasantly surprised at how many ethnicities live peacefully and respectfully of each other here. 

You know what else I learned quickly?

Hockey. You do not mess with hockey. Most Canadians live, eat, sleep hockey. And never ever everrrrr call it ice-hockey because you'll be committing the 'unspeakable'. Never mind the fact that the rest of the world knows hockey as the one that's played on a green field and we call it ice-hockey because well, duhhh, it's a bunch of blokes skating on ice chasing a bloody puck, YOU NEVER EVER CALL IT ICE-HOCKEY.

Second lesson or was it lesson 674675889564533? 

Hockey playoff season = Beard = Your brother, boyfriend, husband, son, next door cat wants to grow a beard.

Unlike the boom of hipsters and beards, hockey and beards have been a long standing tradition. Call it superstition but apparently most hockey players don't like to shave their facial hair during the playoff season. See below.

Meet Edmonton Oilers' goalie, Cam Talbot and yes, he's my boy and The House of Platt aka hubby dearest is a long time fan of the Oilers. (source)

Brent Burns of San Jose Sharks...he's well known for his beard and has it all year round. (source)

Joe Thornton also of San Jose Sharks who also has his beard all year round (source)

While I have learned to love hockey even though I watch the game through my fingers (seriously, have you seen how rough the game can get?!), I struggle to embrace the beard. It also doesn't help that Mr. Platt keeps bugging me to allow him grow one to which I repeatedly told him unless he wants a scene from The Shining of my crazy-arse face shaving it all off as he sleeps, he's not growing one.

My face trying to not-so-silently shave Mr. Platt's beard

I guess the reason why I struggle to accept beards is how does one even take care of it or does one even bother to take care of it? Well, shame on me for thinking that only us ladies actually care about personal grooming.

Lovely Beards is a site that caters to men's grooming or to be more precise, beard grooming. They specialize in beard balms and beard oils which are meant to tame, care and nourish beards and facial hair.

All products are handmade in the USA and Lovely Beards has also been featured in press such as Cosmopolitan and CBS New York. The organic beard balms are made of ingredients such as Organic Shea Butter, Beeswax, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Gel, Vitamin E and Essential Oils while the 100% beard oils contains Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Hempseed Oil, Kiwi Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E and for scent.

Now I know Father's Day is still a month away (it's Sunday, June 18th for those of you who don't know now go and schedule it) but these will make the perfect gift for any facial hair lovers. Actually these would make the perfect gifts for any occasions for any beard lover!

Call me shallow but now that I know there are products that are catered specially for beard grooming, maybe just a big fat maybe I will let Mr. Platt grow a beard without going The Shining on his arse.

Lovely Beards balms are retailing for C$25.91 and beard oils are also retailing for C$25.91 and available for purchase through

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