LEARN OUR GROOMING TIPS

  1. Congratulations <br> to our winners
  2. Tips for the holiday season
  3. Laws of <br>attraction
  4. Skin care 101
  5. First impression
  6. For your <br> girlfriend

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

Congratulations to all the lucky winners of NIVEA MEN’s Facebook competition.

The first Prize is a brand new luxury Maurice Lacroix watch, valued at NZ$6,000.00 RRP, as well as NIVEA MEN toiletry pack, valued at NZ$35.00 RRP.

The second Prize is ten 12-month subscription to the magazine “Men’s Health”, valued at NZ$118.80 RRP each.

The third Prize is one hundred NIVEA MEN Packs valued at NZ$35.00 RRP each, consisting of a NIVEA MEN Toiletry Bag containing one NIVEA MEN Refreshing Face Wash Gel valued at NZ$9.99 RRP each; one NIVEA MEN Originals Shaving Gel valued at NZ$8.99 RRP each; and one NIVEA MEN Originals SPF15 Moisturiser valued at NZ$13.49 RRP each.

Thanks to all our participants.

We hope you continue to unlock your everyday potential with NIVEA MEN! 

The first Prize Winner is:

MATTHEW TOMKINS, SYDNEY, NSW

The second Prize Winners are:

LINO GIESTAS, NORTH PERTH, WA

VLADO KUKULJ, PERTH, WA

NICHOLAS LORD, BANKSTOWN, NSW

JANELLE SMITH, HOPPERS CROSSING, VIC

KYLIE PICKETT, BELLBIRD PARK, QLD

ALEX ARTARMON, NSW

TESS EAMES, AUCHENFLOWER, QLD

BERNARD CURROW, MILDURA, VIC

BENJAMIN WILSON, MELBOURNE, VIC

MICHEAL PAGE, SLACKS CREEK, QLD

The third Prize Winners are:

ROSLYN WILSON, LONDONDERRY, NSW

ANDREW MCLEAN, GUYRA, NSW

JOYCELYN GOWER, BRISBANE, QLD

HAMISH GEORGE, MELBOURNE, VIC

GEOFF ORR, INDOOROOPILLY, QLD

TONY TRACAS, BRUNSWICK, VIC

CRAIG HAMILTON, EARLSTON, VIC

GERARD EKSERDJIAN, TRINITY GDNS, SA

HERSH SHETH, LANDSDALE, WA

SCOTT GEORGE, MONTROSE, TAS

JORDAN RITCHIE, BERTRAM, WA

BRETT PERTH, WA

LINDSAY ROBERTSON, PALMERSTON NORTH, NZ

TRUDI POTTER, MONT ALBERT, VIC

KUMAR GAURAV, ADELAIDE, SA

BELINDA RICKERT, PERTH, WA

SAM VEREKER-BINDON, MELBOURNE, VIC

TE RANGI ROPATA, AUCKLAND, NZ

SAMANTHA CAMPBELL, SYDNEY, NSW

SHIRLEY WHELAN, PIONEER BAY, VIC

ANTHONY PENDERGAST, BIRKDALE, QLD

JOSHUA BARCLAY, WELLINGTON, NZ

WAYNE PICK, AUCKLAND, NZ

TOMAS MASI, SYDNEY, NSW

LEILA THOMAS, AUCKLAND, NZ

ROSEALBA TALLARINA, MT BARKER, WA

RIKK MILLHOUSE, SPRING HILL, QLD

LUONG, TENNYSON, QLD

DAN HARDY, TOOWOOMBA, QLD

DESPINA SZABO, PENRITH, NSW

MARGARET HALL, VARISTY LAKES, QLD

SEYEDHASSAN HOSSEINIGHANE, MANDURAH, WA

AMANDA O'KEEFFE, PERTH, WA

MICHAEL MAYRSEIDL, SEVEN HILLS, QLD

SUSAN STONE, PERTH, WA

ALISON LEE, ESCHOL PARK, NSW

TONY WOOD, OVINGHAM, SA

KE4VIN JOHNSON, NORTH YUNDERUP, WA

CODY MOTT, BRISBANE, QLD

HAYLEY DOWNIE, MOUNT GAMBIER, SA

ANDRE NIVEA VAN DER MERWE, OXENFORD, QLD

N ZOUROUDIS, SHELLY BEACH, NSW

RYAN OREGAN, TE AWAMUTU, NZ

ROSS MORGAN, WEST MOONAH, TAS

VENKATESH, VIC

JACK GLASGOW, BRISBANE, QLD

BART GERRITSEN, WARRIEWOOD, NSW

MARCUS LITTLEWOOD, MALVERN EAST, VIC

MUHAMMAD IMTIAZ, SCARBOROUGH, WA

LISA HARRIDGE, WINMALEE, NSW

JOHN BATEMAN, PARAP, NT

ANTON WALTER PORT, CHRISTCHURCH, NZ

YASMYN SCHNEPS, Q SUPERCENTRE, QLD

TERRY MAY, PERTH, WA

CHAHYADI TJAN, KENSINGTON, NSW

KUAN-CHUN PAN, ULTIMO, NSW

JOHN LEATHAM, BOTANY, NSW

BEN TAN, BURWOOD EAST, VIC

TRENT ROESLER, MAGNETIC ISLAND, QLD

ALAISTER LOW, SYDNEY, NSW

ARIANNE REISNER, EDGECLIFF, NSW

CHARLIE FAY, MALVERN, VIC

BRAD TODHUNTER, WOY WOY, NSW

JOSE DA SILVA, PETERSHAM, NSW

MERCI MARTIN, AUCKLAND, NZ

MOHAN PRASAD, SOUTHPORT BC, QLD

MATTHEW HENNESSY, HIGHTON, VIC

TONY PRATT, HEATHFIELD, SA

HAYDEN LEEKE, NIAGARA PARK, NSW

RYLAN HAYES, EAST BRISBANE, QLD

SABA HAMULIC, AUCKLAND, NZ

NEIL RAYMOND, BACCHUS MARSH, VIC

THOMAS MARTIN, LOWER HUTT, NZ

ATHOL WEBBER, HIGHLAND PARK, QLD

PHILLIP MCGUIRE, MANNUM, SA

TEOFILO IOANE, TEWANTIN NOOSA, QLD

JANE WHELAN, FLEMINGTON, VIC

WAYNE RILEY, DECEPTION BAY, QLD

KIEREN ISAAC, GOLDCOAST, QLD

HEATHER BOWKER, AUCKLAND, NZ

ANITA SINGLETON, NSW

MATTHEW RICHARD FRANKLIN, BRISBANE, QLD

BRYAN WANG, ARNCLIFFE, NSW

LUKE DUIGNAN, MCGRATHS HILL, NSW

ALLAN BONHAM, GEELONG, VIC

PAUL WITHERS, KAPUNDA, SA

MUHAMMAD  SHOAIB JAVED, SYDNEY, NSW

FI PIKE, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW

ROMA LEWIS, WYNDHAM VALE, VIC

JOHANNA REES, MEDOWIE, NSW

EDWARD GWYNNE, MELBOURNE, VIC

JOEL POZENEL, BURWOOD, VIC

CHRISTY PARKER, COLONEL LIGHT GARDENS, SA

ARGY ARGYROULIS, NOARLUNGA CENTRE, SA

DAN KLOTZ, BURWOOD, VIC

MICHELE PETERS, COOMA, NSW

ADRIAN HAWKINS, CROWS NEST, NSW

ADRIAN LONGO, BALLAJURA, WA

CHRISTINE FARRAN, MALABAR, NSW

JULIE WALTERS, AUCKLAND, NZ

TIPS TO GET BACK INTO IT AFTER THE HOLIDAY SEASON

 

The holiday season in Australia and New Zealand means festivities with your family and mates, plenty of beach time and a few casual drinks around the BBQ. Unlike those long summer days when we were kids, we still have to return to work eventually - as much as we'd rather be hitting the surf.

 

The summer festive season takes its toll on your skin and your body. Late nights, sun exposure and a tendency to favour extra sleep over heading out for a run all contribute to a tired, careless appearance - but we've got a few tips to get you back into it so you can start the new year the right way.

 

Sort out your face wash situation. Summer means heaps of time outdoors, which means your skin will take a beating. A skin scrub and energising face wash will help combat dullness, making you look like you're bouncing on the balls of your feet - even if you had one beer too many last night.

 

Swap the potato salad for a better decision. The holiday season is for indulging; dinners, long lunches and breaky with friends - but there comes a time when you'll need to make some decent choices if you want to roll into the new year without the extra weight around your middle. We're not saying go 'full-on health kick' but a few well placed decisions around the dinner table will make a big difference in the long run.

 

Plan a post holiday, holiday. A busy holiday season means heaps of running around, present buying and plenty of time with friends. Why not book a boys trip before you roll into the new year to really kick it off with a bang?

 

There's no denying the warmer weather is a cause for celebration, and the festive season should be just that - very festive. Only you know your body's limit, and a few well-placed choices will ensure you don't push it and you can head into 2014 ready to roll.

LAWS OF ATTRACTION


 

Animal magnetism in its initial form was uncomplicated, but since we haven't existed as primates for a while, the rules of attraction have blurred and returning to basics might prove quite useful when it comes to presenting our best selves to the opposite sex.

The symmetry factor is the easy starting point, because most of us know that an even distribution of facial features is logically attractive, but we don't all understand the reasons why. For men, feminine features are most obviously ranked as more attractive, which is a no-brainer. More interestingly, is the type of features mentioned - some are not what you'd think especially when it's from a female's point of view.

Vast amounts of research has been conducted into the theories of attraction, and it can be simplified down to be all tied back to hormone and oestrogen levels in both sexes.

Testosterone is responsible for facial features such as prominent jawlines, cheekbones, facial hair and facial length and width - all of which are considered to be classic elements of an attractive face. Similarly, oestrogen levels determine a woman's lip size, round cheekbones and generally perceived feminine characteristics such as a narrower jawline and petite features.

A rugged, masculine face suggests a strong immune system, physical strength and potentially - high fertility. Maybe we're not so different from the distant caveman after all!

It may be time to rethink that beard guys, especially if you're predisposed to what can only be described as a 'baby face.'

Grooming is a key part of what makes someone attractive to the opposite sex, so while you may not be able to control your biological makeup, you can easily control your routine. A fresh and clean moisturised face, well maintained facial hair and a lingering scent will all work in your favour - regardless of your testosterone levels.

Overall, both sexes are attracted to the faces that are the most familiar to them, and ones in which are similar to their own - but that's no excuse to be the guy that won't take a hint, or the guy who ends up with a restraining order!

SKIN FACTS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO MEN, THINGS THEY DON'T KNOW

Men's skincare is no longer a subject that is only talked about over a glass of whiskey in a darkened bar, or awkwardly discussed over the counter at the local chemist. Men are, true to form, pretty curious these days about what they're putting on their skin and why. It's more common now to ask what with, rather than if - your mates wash their skin before hitting the hay, or if a shave gel works better than a foam. Guys love to solve problems, and their skin can be a project. You wouldn't take on 15th Century Mongolian war lords without a bow and arrow, nor should you go into your bathroom cupboard without knowing what's good, bad or downright ugly.

 

We've thrown together some facts for you guys to mull over, and head into your next bathroom session with a few extra tools under your belt.

 

The jury's out and the verdict may not be one your girlfriend will want to hear; but men really do have thicker skin than women. But boys also have the beards, which means an extra level of attention must be paid to avoid nasty rash, ingrown or seriously dry situations. Here's the breakdown;

 

- Men's skin is naturally quite oily, due to the structure and function of the pores. This means that a cleanser is especially necessary, because the sweat, dirt and pollutants won't clean themselves off.

 

- Soap is for hands, not faces. Many men reach for the trusty bar out of habit, but what they don't realise is that your average, everyday hand soap is made from ingredients that will strip, dry and make your face a genuinely uncomfortable place to reside.

 

- Blackheads aren't caused from lack of cleansing, as much as logic would seem to dictate. Instead, they're a result of cellular debris, which means an exfoliator is what you'll need to remove the nasty darkness.

 

- More blades isn't always an advantage. It would seem that the higher the blade count, the closer the shave but it's not the case. Men with curlier hair should opt for a less high tech option, to steer clear of ingrown hairs.

 

Now you've got a few more conversation starters under your belt, there's no excuse for a tardy skincare regime, or a trivia loss when you're asked about cleansing!

 

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HOW TO MAKE A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION?

They say it takes between 7-17 seconds to make an impression on someone, so what can we do to make those ten tiny moments count? Some guys think that a quick shower, shave and a subtly ironed shirt will do the trick. Nope. Those who are skilled in the art of influence know that a good aftershave is just the beginning.

First things first, you need to decide what you want to achieve when you're stepping up to the plate. A job interview would warrant a different approach to when you're meeting your girlfriend's parents, or heading out with your mates. Whatever the circumstance, you have to sort out your expectations beforehand and decide how you need to present yourself to make the memorable first impression.

Use your best assets

To us, they may seem inconsequential, but when meeting new people for the first time our clothing and accessories are a big window into our personalities. Dressing too casually or formally will instantly place you offside and make you look unprepared. There's nothing worse than being the guy in a t-shirt and sneakers when every one else is kitted up. A man's watch, cufflinks and shoes are key here - they should all be shined and ready to roll. Shoes are a big one - decent kicks show that pride is taken in your appearance.

The right language

Everything you hear about body language is right. It's key to making first impressions count, and will go a long way towards winning and grinning. Only 7% of the impression we give is made from the words we use, the other 93% is our tone of voice and physical gestures. Walking into a room with your shoulders back and making eye contact will assure them that you are open, approachable and up for a chat. A firm handshake gives air of confidence, which is optimal in a business environment. In a more low-key event, a firm handshake with a warm smile will work wonders, especially with the in-laws!

Talk is cheap

It's a pretty key life skill to be able to hold a conversation, especially when it's with somebody you don't know. Small talk is an art form, and when you've got the hang of it - the skill will come in handy quite often. Showing interest in the other person is the key, and if you're not feeling it - fake it till you make it. Ask questions, and tilt your head slightly when you're listening if you're in struggle town. Concise, pleasant responses are the best received and a positive tone, an upbeat attitude will always get you where you need to go. Even backstage to an Aerosmith gig. 

WHY DOES YOUR GIRLFRIEND PREFER YOU TO BE WELL GROOMED?

The hulking, hairy, strong but silent type of man is an outdated ideal, and has been gradually replaced with a more modern, all-encompassing 'real-man.'  Most women are now on board when it comes to their man looking after their appearance, and let's not ignore the fact that when surveyed, more than half agreed that poor grooming was a major turn-off.

This shift in attitude has a multitude of implications - and one of those is the way that men care for and express themselves through their clothes, hair and general appearance. There's a fine line between a man with a sense of style, and one who loses himself completely to vanity - it's safe to say that a man at his most attractive sits somewhere between the two extremes. Regardless of a woman's preference regarding where her man sits on the spectrum, one thing is clear: grooming is can really help men make the most of their appearance and ensure that  women  appreciate their “real modern man”. 

Gone are the days where facial hair is the only area that requires attention. Women's attitude toward men's grooming has changed, and so your should too. You can get by with minimal but well placed effort, or you can get all Ryan Gosling in the bathroom mirror - the choice is up to you. Whatever you decide, remember that your lady likes the tidy version of you the

Luckily, most men have taken this in their stride but for those who haven't; here are a few key pointers for the key places to get you started, and keep your lady happy.

Beards

Yes, it may be a natural gift from the heavens, but  not all women  like the urban bushman look. Men certainly look older and more rugged  with facial hair but if left unkempt  and it become straggly and matted it can do more harm than good to the relationship . The 3 day growth is certainly on trend but that means regular maintenance which means investing in a good pair of trimmers. In addition a kiss from a hairy partner can leave a lady’s face red and itchy and you do not want your look to affect them.

Back hair

If your significant other has ever made you watch Sex and the City, then you should be familiar with Charlotte's boyfriend Harry's back hair situation, for those who aren't - a quick Google search will bring you up to speed. This is an almost unanimous attitude to back hair, from any woman's point of view. You don't have to wax it all off, but a little reduction in the length and density will be greatly appreciated. Remember, chest hair in the right volume can be good, back hair will very rarely be.