So it seems that my last ‘guest blogger’ post was a success. So much so, in fact, that appearances on Ellen and Letterman followed. Little did I know that stardom was just around a green corner and had been all that time. Media attention and Ferraris followed in mere nanoseconds and all was well in the world. Upon waking I realized that my subconscious ego is actually larger than my real-life one. Who’d have known? Anyway, I know I can always count on Mrs HH to bring me back down to earth!

All joking aside, my 15 minutes of slumber-fame inspired me to give it another go. I see the missus arranging potions and sparkly stuff on a regular basis, so I assumed I could return the favor to you lot and bring you back-down-to-earth, so-to-speak, with another bloke-post!

I’ve been looking at the packaging more and wondering quite how much of the green beauty world is applicable to men. Is there anything that’s a tad less feminine, or something that has the Gillette-esque marketing nuances while maintaining the green ideals? Yes dammit, there is. Enter Josh Rosebrook.

His packaging mirrors the products themselves, with a very clean, almost medical feel to them. I feel a sense of security and wellbeing almost immediately. Mostly white, with a sniff of color in the images in the brochure, I get the feeling he’s telling a healthy, albeit minimalist story here and it’s working on me. You see a lot of the packaging and even the names are, well, catering to a certain demographic. Are the ladies really telling me I can’t get down with the green kick? I mean, how about a line for the guys – La Bella Sportura, anyone? Anyway, back to Josh and his cleanliness, which is appropriate because his Moisturizing Cleanser is great. I’m not a fan of cleansers, preferring to use either whichever hand soap is in the dispenser, or a handy Brillo pad. But this stuff works, smells good and leaves my face feeling like I’ve been in the spa for a day or two. Not an unwelcome sensation, I tell ye.

But then I see Yuli. Now this I can really get behind. Big, bold, masculine and slightly mysterious. All us men like to have that mysterious, Bond-like quality now and then, even if it’s far-fetched and ridiculous! I’m not sure about the scent though. Pungent is how I’d describe it, but the after feel is very similar to the Josh Rosebrook – essentially these two really do what they purport to do, albeit in different ways. I’d need an extra dollop of something nice smelling (Creed Green Irish Tweed or the like) after the Yuli, but it’s worth it. So, Yuli’s in, Josh’s in and I’m on the look-out for more Y-chromosome-friendly green stuff. Next guest post by me? I’m looking bloke anti-aging stuff. As an early-40s-something, it’s close to my heart.

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