Dust is everywhere and guys always use soap and water to wash up. They
hardly bother about moisturizers. A few years down the road and their
faces resemble the cracked backside of a well-tanned desert lizard.
Even if the result is not so dire, using a face wash designed for gently
cleansing dirt isn't a bad idea. Ponds has one of the best products
on the shelves, one that is perfectly balanced according to the pH level
of your skin. 50ml tubes cost about Tk. 85 and larger 150ml cost Tk.
120 at Agora. You won't feel your face stretched like a supermodels
after plastic surgery which happens to be the case when using regular
Brylcreem offers a whole range of products for hair styling within 75-170
taka at Agora. You get the regular cream in the red pot and the dandruff
control formula in the green pot. The larger pots are Tk. 150 each.
You also get these in tubes along with different hairstyling gels making
it easier to carry to university or even the office. A little prepping
now and then never hurts.
Men and shoes generally equal an odor a skunk would be proud
of. The remedy is to wear something with good air circulation. Bata
sell some simple designs that look smart and go easy on the wallet.
With leather uppers they cost less than 600 taka. Funky designs cost
a little more but be wary of the sub 600 taka pairs as the rubber soles
do not stand up to a whole lot of stress. They crack just behind the
toes but that is after a lot of mileage. Apex sells some fancy pieces
within 600-1250 taka. There are simple slip-ons and others with straps.
It's summer time and lazy people are better suited to a smart pair of
Instant shoe polish
White leather shoes went out with the 80's, John Travolta,
and Saturday Night Fever. Or so I thought. Agora stocks Kiwi shoe polishes
for white leather along with brown, black, green and blue for both suede
and leather. There is also one for tan shoes except the color is called
'camel'. It's better for the ladies who have shoes of all colors of
the rainbow and then some. These are the liquid polishes that you glide
over the surface for a quick glaze. Each 75ml bottle costs 100 taka.
Also, you get the sponges soaked in special oil costing 65 taka. It's
perfect for lazy men who want a quick shine.
The Gillette Mach III is the must-have accessory for any post-pubescent
boy. In fact it's a must have for any man who has facial hair. It has
a neat swirly swoopy designed handle and looks great on the sink. More
importantly it has three spring-loaded blades that cut close without
nicking the skin. Of course, press hard enough and you will reach the
limit of the spring. A Mach III with two extra blades costs about 380
taka in most departmental stores. Wince a little because a set of four
blades alone costs about 300 taka.
Gillette's range of after-shaves includes the Cool Wave, Wild
Rain and Pacific Lights. The latest addition is called Arctic Blue and
is as cool as the name. Strangely women love it more than men do. The
price is about 350 taka.
It's the perfect way to lend a homey feel to your home by picking
the colourful cushion covers that are available at the Nandan Mega shop.
The beaded covers in colours like blue, green, yellow, black and even
the floral printed ones will give your home a warm and a cosy look.
The covers cost about Tk. 220.
It's never to late to get eco-friendly. Check out the elegantly
designed and hand crafted cane baskets that are available at Banglar
Mela. The baskets come in various sizes and shapes so you can easily
use them for various purposes. The shop is located at Banani and the
baskets costs around Tk. 250.
If want to keep your home free of dust which you hardly can
in our polluted environment then just go and grab the mats that are
available at Banglar Mela. The mats come in various shapes and sizes
and also promise good durability. The price of these mats at about Tk
110. So hurry up, grab e'm before the piles are all cleared up.
Fretting about what to give your hubby on that special occasion?
Don't worry, colonial shirts are the best option that you can choose.
The shirts come in dark shades like grey, blue, beige and even white.
These can be the ideal wear at parties and even for attending other
special occasions. Available at Banani's Ecstasy at Tk. 590.
All you fathers who are thinking about what to give your young
daughters on their coming birthdays, the pretty Barbie dolls that are
available at Rojonigondha are the best choice for you. There are many
varieties that you can choose from and your daughter is definitely going
to fall in love with the present. Available from Tk. 350 onwards.
If you are a born Italian food lover then we bet you'll love
the cheesy lasagne that are available at Nanadan Maga Shop. The step
by step easy preparation techniques will help you to prepare a mouth
watering dish for your family. Available at Tk 220.
The tastefully coloured braided bands that are available at
Hallmark can be the ideal gift for you dear buddy. The bands come in
intricate designs and colours like bright pink, yellow and red, and
can go along with any kind of formal or casual wear. Available at Tk.
If you are traditionally a lucknow-stich lover then the white
panjabis that are available at the Khan brothers located at Banani's
Iqbal center will leave you totally spellbound. The stiches are done
very painstakingly and look wonderful when worn. These panjabis come
in various sizes and are worth purchasing.
Ehsanur Raza Ronny and Sarah Zermin Huq