The Bluebeards Revenge Grooming Deluxe Gift Box; Review

We’ve covered a fair amount of style and grooming on the blog recently, from a review of the Secret Scent Box and Philips OneBlade to top tips covering office style and personal grooming; what we haven’t covered up until this point however is the more giftable element of the market, often a minefield of mass-market brands lobbing together their standard stodgy product in fancy cardboard packaging (often combining socks or a mug?) and charging a premium for the privilege.

Nobody – repeat nobody – wants the Lynx Africa gift set from Asda; this is where the good folks at The Bluebeards Revenge save the day.

The Bluebeards Revenge Deluxe Gift Box

Okay, so you’re going to spend a little bit extra than your run-of-the-mill high street men’s gift box with the sets from The Bluebeards Revenge starting at £19.99 (the one reviewed is currently available for £34.99), but the thought and effort, not to mention the quality of the product received is significantly greater and will be appreciated as such. I really liked the gift box packaging and overall branding itself before even getting to the product – quirky but clearly serious in it’s intentions of providing quality grooming kit.

The Bluebeards Revenge Gift Box Review

The The Bluebeards Revenge Deluxe Gift Box contains:

  • 1 x 100ml Pre-Shave Oil
  • 1 x 100ml Shaving Cream
  • 1 x 100ml Post-Shave Balm
  • 1 x Doubloon Bristle Shaving Brush
  • 1 x 50ml Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
The Bluebeards Revenge Gift Box Review
The Bluebeards Revenge Gift Box contents

I decided it was time to lose the London-hipster beard I’d been growing over the last few weeks, the perfect opportunity to give The Bluebeard Revenue product a go; first impressions of the product? Well, really encouraging.

Starting with the pre-shave oil, this was great at preparing and moisturising my beard before I took a sharp skin-irritating razor to it; it certainly helped the process by removing the risk of nicks and bumps, pairing well with the shaving cream lathered up with the shaving brush to result in a smooth process.

The real acid test for the product was the post-shave balm, something that many high-street brands seldom get right, leaving a stinging or sore face after a shave… or in my instance, having your skin light up with razor rash like a flipping christmas tree. However, I am pleased to confirm that the balm was cooling to my sensitive skin, reducing any skin irritation; I later found out this balm is formulated with witch hazel and aloe vera which explains it’s success. Top marks.

So there we have it; whether you’re stuck for what to purchase that male loved-one in your life – or – fancy treating yourself to some higher-end premium shaving products, I would based on this experience suggesting taking a look at The Bluebeards Revenge. The now defunct FHM Grooming Awards voted this winner in 2003 and I can certainly see why.

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One half of the crime-fighting and blogging partnership at Two Men About Town. By day, I am a mid-twenties career man, running a team of online marketers and have a background of working with brands, retailers and digital agencies. When I'm not at work, I'm enjoying the sights and sounds of both London and Milton Keynes, checking out new bars and restaurants, music gigs or planning my next travel adventure and sharing my reviews and updates on the blog. I have a keen interest in design, quality local food, coffee, fashion, technology, music, travel and beautiful products.

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