We Still Buy Things!

We’ve still got our purchasing hats on here at NPWL. That, I can assure you, will never change. One thing we decided to give a go recently was something the guys out there will be able to appreciate.

As long as you haven’t been living under a rock for the past five years, it plain to see that beards are in. And by in I mean in. They are so fashionable, its hard to walk down any straight in any city in the UK without spotting someone sporting a beard or at least very heavy stubble.

What is the reason for this? We do not know the answer. But what we do know is that with this surging trend has come a plethora of products, accessories and kits specifically designed to help the young bearded man control his beard.


One of which is something we want to discuss today. It’s name is a beard grooming kit. When we discovered it, we were holidaying in Spain. My beard was growing bigger and bigger by the day, and I was in need of something that could handle every aspect of it.

We were staying in a hotel for a few days, and I knew that if I were to buy 4 or 5 items online, 1 or 2 of them were bound to arrive late – after we had left the hotel and moved on.

Instead I thought it would be a good idea to buy a kit; something that had everything I needed in one item, therefore minimising the risk of me not receiving something in time. It ended up being good judgement, as it arrived well within time and had everything I needed in it!

You might be wondering how on earth I found this item online, considering I was in Spain and they haven’t become 100% accustomed to the world of eCommerce, unlike the Brits or the Germans. I simply typed in the translation of beard kit, which is kit barba and click on the first option. Lo and behold it was what I was looking for!

First Post In a Long While!

I’ve been absent for far too long now. It’s about time I get NPWL up and running again, don’t you think?

That’s why I’ve been working hard recently on producing something new for you. Granted, my time has been limited to evenings of late, but don’t worry, what’s coming your way will be incredible and won’t disappoint.

Make sure you come back here in the near future to get a glimpse of what I have in store for you.

Phytoceramides – Nothing But The Truth

Phytoceramides are something that we’ve all probably heard about in passing but few actually know much about. I decided to put together this guide to give the full lowdown in an attempt to educate about them and their effects before you jump right in and buy some.

So, let me begin by explaining what phytoceramides are. They are essentially an anti ageing treatment that come in pill form. They have recently been FDA approved which is why you’ve probably seen an influx of them in stores and heard more about generally.

Shortly after taking one of the supplements the tablets get to work and begin by locking in the water about your skin. Simultaneously they do many things that all result in your skin plumping up a bit and looking fresher and more youthful. Some of these include the lipids that are found in the supplements, and also the fact that they help produce collagen.

The fact that they help retain water and moisture in your skin means that its much harder for wrinkles to develop or form. The think that’s the end of it – well there’s more. Phytoceramides have been known to also have stave off infections and other skin conditions such as dry skin, blotches, rashes and even inflammation.

phytoceramides effect on skin

Do these pills sound great or what? If you’re thinking of rushing out to the shops or quickly running to your computer to find some then don’t move so fast. There’s still more you need to know.

First we need to determine whether or not these supplements actually do have all of the effects that have been stated above. After all, they’re some pretty big claims, so it’ll be worth our while to look into some studies that have been conducted that look into their effectiveness.

From the studies that have taken place there is a unanimous belief that phytoceramides do have a positive effect on your skin, particularly its hydration. Here is a link to a more detailed description of the study mentioned.

So, if your heart is set on purchasing some phytoceramides, the question now is which ones do you buy. Well if you scroll up the page you will be able to find another link to an amazon page that sells, what is in my opinion the best supplements you can buy on the web. Take a look and enjoy. Here’s to your new youthful looking skin!

My Thoughts On Shampoo For Your Beard

This post is dedicated to all the men out there that are sporting large and well groomed beards. If you’ve managed to grow a beard (since this recent facial hair boom) for fashion reasons rather than just laziness then this should help you out quite a bit.

I recently had the pleasure of testing out a new product for a friend. He is quite a men’s grooming enthusiast himself and decided to go the extra mile and create his own shampoo that can obviously be used on the hair on your head, but most importantly be used on your beard too.

He’d tried many different large brand shampoos on his facial hair before, but nothing really hit the spot and did the job. Eventually he did find a product that worked really well on his beard, but wasn’t actually designed or positioned to be used on beards at all.


This was when he got one of those eureka moments. He thought, why not make my own product but market it towards young, fashionable men that are currently growing out their facial hair. Seemed like a pretty neat idea to me, so I gave him my full encouragement.

The trouble he later found, was that doing this and going through all the steps of creating his own product and trying to sell it online as much more difficult than it sounds. To this day he still hasn’t managed to officially release his item and bring it to market. Sadly it is still in development.

I told him that I would tell all of you guys as soon as it is ready. In the meantime, if you are still looking for an organic shampoo for beards, then this is one that I think is really good and does the trick.

If my mates can be half as good as this one then I think he will be really happy.

Peppermint Oil – all you need to know

New Products With Life has launched and now I’m here to present you with our initial post. I’m sure many of you have heard about peppermint oil before. It’s supposed to have a number of interesting qualities and can be used in many different ways.

Typically you might use it as a sort of massage oil and rub it into your skin from time to time to keep it nice and soft. Some may also use it as a kind of air freshener. This can be accomplished in a number of ways. You might simply want to spray some of it around your house. Alternatively you could boil up a large pan of water in your kitchen and pour a small amount of the oil into that boiling water. This tends to spread the intoxicating aromas around your house.

Another option is to buy something called a diffuser, or oil dispenser. This is a machine that allows you to pour your oil into it. It then sprays out the oil at different intervals. This is pretty handy as it means you don’t have to put a pan of water on the boil every time you want to make your house smell nice.

What’s even more astonishing is that an oil made from peppermint also have other uses. Did you know that they’re actually pretty handy repellents of insects and rodents? I’m not that well versed with the process, but to my understanding all you have to do is swab the areas where particular insects or rodents appear to be leaving and entering your home, or areas that seem to attract them the most.

peppermint oil

Last but not least, it seems peppermint extract is not so bad when used as a disinfectant either. Who would have guessed that? That means whenever you’re tidying up your kitchen and wipe down the surfaces, its worthwhile dabbing a bit of the oil onto a cloth and running that across your surfaces while your at it.

I’d just done a bit of reading on a couple of websites, and it seems the list of uses goes on. Apparently you can add it to your wash whenever you are using your dishwasher or washing machine, and also use it in the bath to create that relaxing aroma.

This might just be one of the most versatile products out there at the moment, so I hope you now understand why I had to mention it.

We Buy Things

Like many other people, I have quite the obsession when it comes to buying stuff online (even if it’s worthless crap). Because of this I feel it’s my duty to give a bit back to the Internet. I’ve made this guide so you can know exactly what to buy (and what not to buy) on the web. Enjoy!