Movember Madness - A Giveaway

I have a husband and two grown sons. Adam is 26 and Jonathan is 16.

Facial hair removal is a constant around here, although I have to admit, it's something that's not really on my radar. They shave. Or they don't shave. I don't really notice...unless it gets too scruffy. Then I'm kind of a mental patient. (I know. Shut up.)

So here came November and the movement across the country called "No Shave November" or "Movember." The original concept was for men to stop shaving for the month of November to call attention to men's health issues. Again, something not on my radar. (Don't judge me.)

Eric already has a goatee. For Jonathan, I think it was more of a case of the I-can-finally-grow-a-beard-without-much-effort time in his life. So he was all in.

But, of course, I'm the mom. The Cuban mom. So there are rules:

  1. You can grow your beard, but keep it neat.
  2. Keep it out of your mouth. (Ew. I know, right?)
  3. Please shave your cheeks so you don't end up going all "Wolfman." (You know what I'm talking about.)

Jonathan decided he could probably do a fair goatee just like his dad.

He was right. Exhibit A:

Eric & Jon beards

But every now and then he would start getting lazy. (I guess face-maintenance is a big deal and can be time-consuming, as all personal grooming tends to be, but that's not important right now.)

Jon no shave

This is about a 2 day growth and he started looking a little homeless. I wasn't having it.

Around the beginning of November I got an email from Braun. Would we like to test and review one of their products? Specifically the Braun Cruzer Face?

YES, PLEASE! Pronto!

Braun cruzer face

It couldn't have come at a better time.

Jonathan spent the month of November trimming and cleaning up his cheeks, while he grew out his goatee with this little marvel. Mami was happy, he got to keep his man-card and he looked great. Win!

I had to just keep reminding him to use it so we could do a comprehensive product review, of course. *wink, wink*

Jon with Cruz Shaver

And so, November has come and gone (almost) without too much can-you-please-shave-that-scruff-or-so-help-me drama. In fact, it was quite enjoyable to see my son looking forward to the ease and comfort of using the Cruzer Face.

He cleaned up that neat little goatee and his skin was baby soft. Thanks, Braun!

Jon shaving

Here comes the fun part...

Braun has offered to sponsor a giveaway for My big, fat, Cuban family readers. (Yay!)

Braun CruZer Face and Braun CruZer Beard & Head Shaver Giveaway

I'll be giving away one of each.

The CruZer Face Shaver


and the CruZer Beard & Head Trimmer


To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win either the Braun CruZer Face shaver or the Braun CruZer Beard & Head shaver. Please answer one or all of the following questions:

  • Did any of the men in your family participate in the No-Shave November thing?
  • Do you like beards/facial hair on guys?
  • Do you have a hairy guy in your life who might enjoy either one of these products?
  • Are you a good-looking hairy guy? ;-)

Only U.S. entries, please. I'll choose a winner on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 11 am.

Happy Movember!