So since I like to exercise control and authority over general supplies in N’s life (let’s start calling him Nabeel on the blog now? I think I’ve outgrown N), I am fairly confident that’s the same with most of you too. A while ago I got a shipment of the new beard scents from Babel Alchemy which was pretty exciting for me because you guys know that I set up a beard grooming routine for Nabeel sometime back and therefore I have a casual (by casual I mean obsessive) interest in that area.
How long do you think you’re going to keep it? As of right now, the answer is forever. I just think I look better with a beard.
What did you think of the Babel oil? I’ve been using the Sandalwood since a few months. This time I tried the Cool Mint and it was really nice. I’d definitely repurchase.
What did you think of the Babel oil? The first thing I noticed after I opened the bottle was the smell. I got the Cinnamon Bark oil so the scent is really soothing. Not over-powering and nauseating (nothing like Cinnabon like I was hoping but that’s okay). Second thing I noticed was that even though it’s oil, it didn’t make my beard oily but instead blended in (I used 3 drops) so it’s something that can be used at all times. I used it for a couple of days and didn’t see any immediate effect but after a week I noticed that my hair wasn’t sticking out in different directions like it used to, it was much more easy to manage and even in the terrible Lahore summer it didn’t make my beard all oily yet helped fix my itchy beard situation. So I think I am keeping it and probably waiting for another bottle (take the hint, sister)
Shehzeen: When I forced Nabeel to go to Toni & Guy to figure his beard shape out, I was blown away by what that guy Danny at Toni & Guy did. He made his face look thinner & longer and did such great styling (to his hair too!). It was just when he had started to keep a beard and it gave me a very good idea of what his beard should look like.