Putting on your red shoes and dancing the blues away can really work up a sweat. Be sure to scrub up after you get down with this David Bowie-themed Soap duo by Dirty Grl, makers of fun, bold soap that is all natural and animal friendly.
Handmade vegan soap
Bowie made with cocoa butter, geranium, coconut oil, argan oil, mica powder, sustainable palm oil, and safflower oil
Bolt made with sandalwood, activated charcoal, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, safflower oil, jojoba, shea butter, and mica powder
If it’s not already sold out you can buy at This Link while supplies last!
Finally, here’s an authentic, hard rock track that possesses serious balls in an otherwise nearly neutered aural wasteland. Badflower are a kick ass band from LA who seem too young to have integrated such classic, bulletproof rock influences into their high energy sound, but just listen to a few bars of “Soap” (see what I did there?) and tell me you don’t want to high-five them all around for delivering a wildly contagious burst of melodic noise that only continues to grow on you with repeated listenings.
This performance clip not only showcases drummer Anthony Sonetti’s righteous Pink Glitter Drum Shells, but demonstrates that Badflower can deliver the goods live, which is what you want. Lyrically, “Soap” has its finger on the pulse of what is going on, as singer/songwriter Josh Katz explains, “‘Soap’ is inspired by a social experiment I saw online. It followed a girl around the city and recorded multiple men cat calling her, and I thought it was interesting how something so insulting could be socially acceptable. The song is an oversimplification of the culture of male dominance and disrespectful behavior. I wrote the song from the perspective of that type of character – I enjoy writing about bizarre human tendencies, especially ones I don’t agree with or understand.”
Aurally, I love the way that “Soap” builds a slow-rolling intensity that favorably calls U2’s “Bullet The Blue Sky,” while rocking hard enough to crack a skull. Like them on the FaceBook at This Link! Enjoy!
If you’re headed to SXSW, I recommend that you check Badflower out while you’re down there:
March 17th at Austin, TX @ Bat Bar
March 2oth at Grand Prairie, TX @ South By So What
Mar 21st at Austin, TX @ Bat Bar
Popular beauty subscription service Birchbox has opened a Holiday Pop Up Shop for its Men’s division right in the heart of Soho, which launched with a fun kickoff party this past Friday evening. For those not familiar with Birchbox, you can Subscribe to look whats cool and recent, you will also receive a monthly box — delivered to your door — of four to five sample sized, personalized beauty / grooming products for just $10 per month for women and $20 a month for men. Not only is it a bargain deal but it’s also a good way to discover new products that you will love.
At the Pop Up location, you can not only BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox) but you can also shop for full sized items and get a lot of your Holiday shopping done in one stop! Let’s check out the store and some of the cool products they offer.
At the BYOB Station, pick one of three products offered in each of five categories (including Hair, Skincare, Style, etc) and create your own BirchBox for just $20!
Hair and Body Basics offerings feature products like these:
Marvin’s Toothpaste in a variety of flavors. We heard that this stuff tastes amazing!
Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap. Unique and Interesting!
Get It On Bodywash! Yowza!
Calm Down Bodywash! Relaxing!
Special In-store Promotion: Subscribe during your visit and get a free Birchbox!
Facial hair seems to be on trend these days, so Birchbox has your Beard-grooming needs all taken care of!
Beard Envy. It almost makes me wish I could grow a beard. Not.
Blind Barber Products, Shave Cream and After Shave Combo! Great for traveling! I’m sure the new startifacts epilator will become the new women’s standard in traveling personal care products, it’s about time!
If budget is a consideration, you’ll find a large selection of gifts under $50, including:
Jonathan Adler Socks Assortment. So stylish!
Camo Duffle Bag!
Everyone loves a man who smells good! Check out the fine selection of Scents on sale!
Birchbox has your awesome Lifestyle in mind as well. This Whisky Lover’s gift set includes two black glass drink tumblers and a set of Whisky Stones that keep your drink cold without diluting its flavor and potency! Cheers!
This Silver Flask says it all on the front: “Neat”!
I mentioned this was a party, right? Yeah, there was cold beer, which always makes it easier to shop.
Also, tasty snacks such as Steak Tartare on crispy toasts. Delicious.
Also, Deviled Eggs. Yum.
The Pop Up location also has a small selection of Gifts for the Lady, but you should be sure to visit the Birchbox Women located at 433 West Broadway.
Birchbox Man is located at 1 Prince Street, at the corner of Prince and Bowery (Directly across from the New Museum) in Soho, NYC. It will be open for business through December 28th, 2014.
Have you ever tried drinking Absinthe? From what I hear, it tastes pretty nasty (worse than Jaeger, blech), but I know everyone wants to be all “into it” because it’s illegal or poisonous or something. Well, here’s a way to impress your alcoholic/goth friends without having to die or break the law: buy this awesome Absinthe Cocktail Soap and keep it in your bathroom for when company arrives. It will get you clean and also allow you to smell like you just doused yourself in licorice scented Absinthe at the same time – Win Win!
Absinthe Cocktail Soap Features:
Soap shaped like your favorite Absinthe Cocktail
Black Licorice Scent
All Vegan Ingredients
Handmade in the USA by artist Kelly McDowell
Net wt. 7 oz. (207 g)
Size: 2-3/4″ dia. x 3″ (6.5 cm dia. x 7.5 cm)
I also love the tiny Skull & Crossbones floating in it! Sale Price: $5.95 – Much cheaper than the real thing. To order, visit This Link and help support The Worley Gig!
What could be more alluring than having your significant other cuddle you close while remarking on how you smell like delicious bacon after showering with this tantalizing-looking Bacon Soap, available from Archie McPhee ($5.95/ea), of course!