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The time has come to take a semi break!

The break is not total, and permanent, it’s just that I have so much stuff with work, life and everything around it, that I can’t keep up with keeping Ratemybeard.se active and content heavy. Therefore I’m taking a break!

I have disabled the Beard upload forms on the site, so the monthly beard contest is currently on hold.

Other then that I will try to post reviews and articles as much as time allows me.

The reason for this is that Ratemybeard is taking too much time from me, and gives nothing back in the form of revenue. Time = money unfortunately. But this is a good thing, because I will come back stronger and with more will to deliver when the time comes!

Thank you all who uploaded photos in the last 4 years, we will see each other again soon :)

Best regards

Andreas Fransson
Founder of Ratemybeard.se

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Congratulations @hucko_the_beardyful https://ratemybeard.se/congratulations-hucko_the_beardyful/ https://ratemybeard.se/congratulations-hucko_the_beardyful/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:49:05 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=31408 You are the June 2017 winner on Ratemybeard.se   You will get some really nice products sent to you from Beardshop.se :)   Link to the winning picture!

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You are the June 2017 winner on Ratemybeard.se

 

You will get some really nice products sent to you from Beardshop.se :)

 

Link to the winning picture!

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6 new Beardilizer Beard Oils – an in depth look and feel https://ratemybeard.se/new-beardilizer-beard-oils/ https://ratemybeard.se/new-beardilizer-beard-oils/#respond Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:49:41 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=30777 6 new Beardilizer beard oils Yes, you heard that right, SIX (6) new Beardilizer beard oils hit the market a couple of weeks ago, and wow are you in for a treat. The scents are not as crazy as the older Dirty South Bacon or Leather scents, but there are some gems here. The new […]

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6 new Beardilizer beard oils

Yes, you heard that right, SIX (6) new Beardilizer beard oils hit the market a couple of weeks ago, and wow are you in for a treat. The scents are not as crazy as the older Dirty South Bacon or Leather scents, but there are some gems here.

The new Beardilizer beard oils are:

  • Tea Tree Trance
  • Jelly Beard
  • Citrus Blast
  • Dr Frankincense
  • Cortes Vanilla
  • Maori Ta Moko

I’d thought we’d go trough them in the order above and I will give my opinion on the different scents. As for the oil itself, it’s a semi thick oil with great absorption capabilities, softening for the beard and it really hydrates both the skin and beard. The base ingredients in all Beardilizer beard oils are: Moroccan Argan Oil known for its nourishing properties, Jamaican Black Castor Oil used to stimulate hair growth, Australian Eucalyptus Leaf Oil known for its revitalizing, cleansing properties, Greek Rosemary Leaf Oil used in the prevention of dandruff and protection of hair follicles. There are also Italian Grape Seed Oil used to bring shine and moisturise to hair, Greek Olive Oil known for promoting hair growth, Californian Jojoba Seed Oil used to soften hair and skin and American Soybean Oil known for its cleansing properties.

High quality ingredients mixed together to make your beard feel and smell great. But now, let’s get on with the scents.

Cortes Vanilla

Tea Tree Trance

The Tea Tree Trance oil if one for the books, with the almost fresh eucalyptus scent, it really energize you and wakes you up in the morning. It might remind you of cooling ointments or salves scent wise, but as a beard oil, it really hits the spot. I for one love the semi strong scent, the scent itself makes my beard feel clean and fresh, and I almost get a elevated state of focus.

Jelly Beard

Got a sweet tooth? Good, this is the oil for you… Jelly Beard has actually been available in Europe for some time now, and I freaking love it. I’m so happy that the US gets to try this one. Imagine the sweet candy scent and taste of Jelly Beans, this smells exactly like that. I so love it. I almost wish I could taste the oil, but having it in my beard all day really makes me happy. It might sound like a novelty scent, but it’s actually amazing.

Citrus Blast

My favourite scent of the new Beardilizer beard oils. This is hard to explain, but I have always loved citrus scents, especially LIME. I love lime, love it… All I can think of when using this oil is fresh. Fresh and happy, happy and energized. The scent is so citrusy, sweet and uplifting. It will make your summer endeavours even better and people around you will love it.

Dr Frankincense Citrus Blast Tee Tree Trance Beard Oil

Dr Frankincense

Nature wants you. Dr Frankincense is a bit different from the other and remind me more about nature, earth and the outdoors. With a slight citrusy and herby scent mixed with nature, this oil is perfect for those camping trips or evenings out on the lawn. This one is darker, richer and heavier in the scent then the other new Beardilizer beard oils. A great compliment to use on your hiking days.

Cortes Vanilla

This…. this is my favourite, never mind me saying that Citrus Blast was my favourite, this is… I’m actually writing this review in steps, trying one oil at a time for some time, writing down my thoughts, hence the change of hearts. If a beard oil could be sexy, it would be called Cortes Vanilla. This dark, warm and comforting vanilla scent is so intoxicating and unique, that I want to use it every day. When I was testing this oil, I was actually using the oil and then laying in bed with the lights off just enjoying it, dreaming away to a better place, taking deep breaths and mellowing out. I really, really love Cortes Vanilla.

Maori Ta Moko

When I first read the name of this new Beardilizer beard oil, the word “tropical beach” hit my mind. It turns out I was right. Maori Ta Moko is a tropical scent with a hint of suntan oil and perfume. I actually want a drink now, one of those umbrella drinks or a drink served directly out of a pineapple. This oil takes me away to a stress free life full of sun, beaches and refreshing drinks. It really hit the spot for me.

Tee Tree Trance

There we go, that was the six new Beardilizer beard oils, a well diverse set of oils with different scents for different situations. I think Beardilizer did a great job with these and really found a scent for everyone. 

You can find the new oils on Beardilizer’s website, just click here! and it will take you to their online store!

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Congratulations @Smoorfrocker https://ratemybeard.se/congratulations-smoorfrocker/ https://ratemybeard.se/congratulations-smoorfrocker/#respond Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:38:17 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=30398 Congratulations Smoorfrocker You are the winner in February 2017 with a pretty clear lead. We will send you some really nice stuff from Mr Bear Family. You should receive them in a couple of days! :) Link to the winning picture! Starting today, March 1st 2017, a new and improved prize schedule is introduced. There […]

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Congratulations Smoorfrocker

You are the winner in February 2017 with a pretty clear lead. We will send you some really nice stuff from Mr Bear Family. You should receive them in a couple of days! :)

Link to the winning picture!

Starting today, March 1st 2017, a new and improved prize schedule is introduced. There will be prizes from a new beard brand every months, thanks to the brand themselves, and the wonderful people at Beardshop.se.

As of now, only March is revealed, and that will be Percy Nobleman. Be sure to check back now and then, and keep an eye out on social media for more information!

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Concentrated beard oil – is this the next big thing? https://ratemybeard.se/concentrated-beard-oil/ https://ratemybeard.se/concentrated-beard-oil/#respond Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:30:37 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=29819 Concentrated beard oil – say what? I was a bit confused when I saw this a couple of weeks ago, concentrated beard oil? I’ve been using regular beard oil for a couple of years now, and never thought about it in this form or shape. Could this be the next big thing? Well, maybe. The […]

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Concentrated beard oil – say what?

I was a bit confused when I saw this a couple of weeks ago, concentrated beard oil? I’ve been using regular beard oil for a couple of years now, and never thought about it in this form or shape. Could this be the next big thing?

Well, maybe. The Layrite concentrated beard oil comes in a tube, decent sized (59 ml). In this review I will try to cover all the basics and try to give you a good overview of what this product is all about. I was thinking that this must be like a beard balm or cream, but not so much. This is something else, this is concentrated beard oil!

The first thing that hit me when trying this out, was how easy it is with a concentrated form. No more spilling beard oil all over the sink. The concentrated beard oil (now named CBO) is a semi see through white’ish gel with terrific scent of warm and sweet vanilla.

The list of ingredients are Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Trihydroxystearin (Thickening agent), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Coumarin and Fragrance.

The fragrance is fantastic, I mean, really really fantastic. The Sweet, warm and comforting vanilla really makes me feel amazing. The scent os something I would love as a perfume. It’s not only the scent that is warm, the CBO itself really gets down to your skin, giving it a warm loving sensation and moisturising it. The beard feels really soft and healthy for hours and hours after application, and the scent lingers just as long.

This is a product that you should try, because the thicker form really helps with application, and it’s very good, and who know, the next big thing might be concentrated beard oil.

If you are interested in trying it out, check out Layrite’s website, or if you live in Sweden, head on over to Beardshop.se and get it!

Concentrated Beard Oil

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Beard Wipes – a life saver on the go https://ratemybeard.se/beard-wipes-life-saver-go/ https://ratemybeard.se/beard-wipes-life-saver-go/#respond Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:22:04 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=29812 Beard wipes?! Yes, you heard me! Beard Wipes are quite a new thing in the beard community, the earliest I’ve seen was about 1.5 years ago, and after that only a few brands have produced them.  Why are Beard Wipes a life saver? Well, we all eat out sometimes, some more then others, but when […]

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Beard wipes?! Yes, you heard me!

Beard Wipes are quite a new thing in the beard community, the earliest I’ve seen was about 1.5 years ago, and after that only a few brands have produced them. 

Why are Beard Wipes a life saver?
Well, we all eat out sometimes, some more then others, but when we do, regular napkins really doesn’t do the job properly. Imagine after having a sloppy burger, soup or greasy ribs, the restaurants dry napkins aren’t that good to be honest. Sure, your beard and moustache might feel clean, but then after an hour or two you start to feel the smell of your last meal, wondering where it comes from. Before you know it, you realise the smell is coming from your beard or moustache.

Thats because when you cleaned it with a regular napkin, you only got the visible stuff off your beard. The rest, the smell, the sauces, the microscopic parts of food, they are still there.

What can Beard Wipes do then?
The Beard Wipes contain cleaning agents that get everything microscopic and smelly out of your beard, and at the same time moisturising it, making it feel crispy fresh and clean. After the use of a beard wipe, your beard and moustache will feel like your straight out of the shower, fixing your beard. You know that awesome feeling of satisfaction after prepping your beard in the morning. There’s nothing better then that freshness!

Beardilizer Beard WipesWhere can I get Beard Wipes?
You can get awesome BeardWipes from Beardilizer – buy them in packs of 10 and you are set for awhile. Not only do they come in beautiful packaging, but one wipe will definitely clean your whole beard and moustache, no matter the size. They also contain a keratin and wheat protein blend which helps protect your beard from UV rays, pollution, skin dryness, dust and other contaminants. They contain an antibacterial agent as well as Biotin and D-Panthenol whick are key ingredients for making your beard in stronger, better and thicker!

You can get the BeardWipes from Beardilizer here!

 

! Read the other Beardilizer reviews here!

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Congratulations @fredrock_ https://ratemybeard.se/congratulations-fredrock_/ https://ratemybeard.se/congratulations-fredrock_/#respond Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:02:42 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=29730 Wow, “fredrock_” – You fought good and it was a great fight against “thebeardedsmoker”. You went head to head for a few days and the battle was fierce. But you won in the end. Congratulations once again, and props to the runner up for fighting the fight. Better luck next time :) Link to the […]

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Wow, “fredrock_” – You fought good and it was a great fight against “thebeardedsmoker”. You went head to head for a few days and the battle was fierce. But you won in the end.

Congratulations once again, and props to the runner up for fighting the fight. Better luck next time :)

Link to the winning post!

 

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BeardBlog: JANUARY 2014 winner! @davideYNWA https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-january-winner-davideynwa/ https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-january-winner-davideynwa/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2016 06:10:35 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=2403 Ratemybeard’s top rated beard, and therefor the winner in December 2013 were none other then @davideYNWA. Congratulations! You will receive some awesome stuff from Mr Bear Family that we hope you’ll like! Want to win products from Mr Bear Family? Check out their website and/or upload a beard picture here and get your friends to vote […]

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Ratemybeard’s top rated beard, and therefor the winner in December 2013 were none other then @davideYNWA. Congratulations! You will receive some awesome stuff from Mr Bear Family that we hope you’ll like!

Want to win products from Mr Bear Family? Check out their website and/or upload a beard picture here and get your friends to vote for you. The highest rated beard each month wins awesome products that will take your beard to the next level! 

And on another note, the votes have been reset and changed to only allow UPvotes. Get voting for who is gonna be the February winner.

Originally posted 2014-01-31 06:56:04.

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How you apply beard balm https://ratemybeard.se/apply-beard-balm/ https://ratemybeard.se/apply-beard-balm/#respond Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:03:16 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=2155 How to apply beard balm This post might be old and outdated, look around Ratemybeard.se for more up to date guides. Maybe not the best way to do it! But this is how I apply beard balm! First I take some balm and warm it up in the palm of my hands. Then is gently […]

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How to apply beard balm

This post might be old and outdated, look around Ratemybeard.se for more up to date guides.

Maybe not the best way to do it! But this is how I apply beard balm!

First I take some balm and warm it up in the palm of my hands. Then is gently massage it in my beard, getting it all the way down to the skin, Then I use a regular brush and brush it thoroughly. The balm also give some minor styling possibilities. If you never tried any beard balm of some sort, I strongly recommend you to do it, it’s great.

Applying beard balm is not hard at all, all you need is the warmth of your hands and some rubbing, The balm melts from your body heat, so make sure your hands are warm. If not, run them in some hot water and dry them off, the balm melts much easier then. If your hands are cold, the balm wont melt as easy, and may leave lumps and/or white unmelted balm streaks in your beard.

It’s important to take care of your beard and make sure it’s healthy. A healthy beard is your best friends and it can make your morning routine much easier. Cutting some extra minutes in the morning makes more time for coffee or spending time with loved ones or getting ready for work.

It makes my beard so much more touch friendly, I love it. I use beard balm from Mr Bear Family – it’s a hard wax which sits great in your beard. This video is a couple of years old, and are showing the old Mr Bear Family beard balm, the new ones have updated packaging, but the same great ingredients! They come in 3 different scents, as oils, shampoo, wax and balm!

Originally posted 2014-01-27 17:35:16.

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BeardBlog: DECEMBER 2014 winner! @DomNadeau https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-december-winner-domnadeau/ https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-december-winner-domnadeau/#respond Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:36:13 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=1640 Ratemybeard’s top rated beard, and therefor the winner in December 2013 were none other then @DomNadeau. Congratulations! Ratemybeard.se asked @DomNadeau some questions! Q: For how long have you grown/had a beard? A:  I have had a beard for several years now, but do it as long almost 7 months. Q: What does the beard mean […]

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Ratemybeard’s top rated beard, and therefor the winner in December 2013 were none other then @DomNadeau. Congratulations!

Ratemybeard.se asked @DomNadeau some questions!

Q: For how long have you grown/had a beard?
A:  I have had a beard for several years now, but do it as long almost 7 months.
Q: What does the beard mean to you? (Would you shave for a beer etc?)
A:  My wife does not like me if I shave ;) Then I leave it to grow longer…. And despite pressure from my boss I do not intend to shave any time soon ;)
Q: Do you get much attention thanks to your beard?
A:  Of course…. I did not think women liked beards so much!
Q: Do you use any beard products?
A: I have not used any beard products before.
Q: Anything you want the world to know? (Motivational quote, “Braveheart speech”, “F—- the world” etc)
A:  Having a beard is much more than a stile, it’s a way of life, It’s about being different and not blending into the crowd and the most importantly…….. the girls love beard ;)
“@DomNadeau”
Want to win products from Mr Bear Family? Check out their website and/or upload a beard picture here and get your friends to vote for you. The highest rated beard each month wins awesome products that will take your beard to the next level! 

Originally posted 2014-01-20 07:08:53.

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BeardBlog: November 2014 winner https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-november-winner/ https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-november-winner/#comments Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:57:54 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=945 Ratemybeard’s top rated beard, and therefor the winner in November 2013 were none other then @Vinterchaos. Congratulations! I was a little bit slow writing this post due to the holidays etc, but I know for a fact that Vinterchaos has received his promised products from Mr Bear Family. I also took some time to ask […]

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Ratemybeard’s top rated beard, and therefor the winner in November 2013 were none other then @Vinterchaos. Congratulations! I was a little bit slow writing this post due to the holidays etc, but I know for a fact that Vinterchaos has received his promised products from Mr Bear Family. I also took some time to ask him some questions. A new post with Decembers winner, @DomNadeau will be posted any day now!

Ratemybeard.se asked Vinterchaos some questions!

Q: For how long have you grown/had a beard?
A:  This particular beard is 3 months old (in the picture), heading towards 4 now.
Q: What does the beard mean to you? (Would you shave for a beer etc?)
A:  I’ve had facial hair since I was 12 or 13, shaving sucks and I look way more badass with a beard then without. My wife hates facial hair though, so it lasts until she sends me to the couch.
Q: Do you get much attention thanks to your beard?
A:  It has been getting me some attention as of late, and it did last year when it was a bunch more months older then this one. I’m glad November is over though and the “are you growing it for Movember” questions are over. This year the Boston Red Sox also were rallied together by beard growing, so there was a lot of assuming that was the reason for the growth originally.
Q: Do you use any beard products?
A: The only thing I’ve been using so far is Wild Man Beard Cream by Wild Rose Herb, it is the first product I’ve tried, seems to be pretty good and it has a forest (pine tree) type of sent to it.
Q: Anything you want the world to know? (Motivational quote, “Braveheart speech”, “F—- the world” etc)
A:  Keep growing your beards! Shout out to my friends South Coast Beard & Mustache Guild (https://www.facebook.com/SouthCoastBMG ) and check out my photography if your into that sort of thing https://www.facebook.com/JoshSouzaPhotography
“Thanks ratemybeard.se and Mr Bear Family! – Josh a.k.a @Vinterchaos”
Want to win products from Mr Bear Family? Check out their website and/or upload a beard picture here and get your friends to vote for you. The highest rated beard each month wins awesome products that will take your beard to the next level! Upload your beard here!

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BeardBlog: My weekend with @deesnider https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-my-weekend-with-deesnider/ https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-my-weekend-with-deesnider/#respond Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:14:00 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=911 OK, I didn’t literally spend the weekend with Dee Snider, the title were kind of misguiding, I’m sorry for that. But at the same time I did spend time with him, in a way. I bought, read and finished his book, Shut up and give me the mic. Ever since I was a little kid […]

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OK, I didn’t literally spend the weekend with Dee Snider, the title were kind of misguiding, I’m sorry for that. But at the same time I did spend time with him, in a way. I bought, read and finished his book, Shut up and give me the mic.

Ever since I was a little kid there have been some kind of Twisted Sister in my life. I remember being around 5 or 6 years old and looking through my fathers (RIP) LP albums, he had hundreds, if not thousands of album. I remember finding album after album I thought looked cool. Of course I was just looking at the covers and how cool they looked. This was around 1988 by the way.

I can still somewhat remember the first time Twisted Sister came to my knowledge. I pulled out this record that had a street for a cover, and a closed manhole cover with fingers sticking out of it. The pink lettering and green glow caught my eye and I thought it was the coolest album I ever seen. It wasn’t until a few day (or weeks, I can’t remember) when I asked my father I could have it in my room that he showed me that the manhole cover could be opened…. I think that moment changed my life in a way.

At that age, living in the “woods” in northern Sweden I didn’t see much stuff from the rest of the world. But this… this thing, this creature, this man?! literally screaming at me the first time I opened the manhole cover, who was he/she? What was this? I have never seen anything like it. My mind was blown and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

At the time I borrowed my fathers portable LP player and brought the record to my room. I started playing it…. Another blown mind, as if my young and fragile mind wasn’t blown enough…

Still to this day, the intro to Come out and play echoes in my mind from time to time. I even had nightmares about that man/woman on the cover, hey I was 5-6 years old, what did I know… In my nightmares I would hear the intro playing in my head, not accompanied by Dee Snider, but by clowns… Ooh do I dislike clowns.

Come to think about it, Dee looked kinda clownish on that cover, but don’t get me wrong, I LOVED that cover, the makeup and everything. The clown likeness might have been the makeup reminding me of clowns, I don’t know. Tho Dee Snider have never been anything but someone I’ve always looked up to and been a  fan of.

I would listen to Come out and Play over and over, for hours. I don’t know if it was me not knowing there were more song on the album or if you could turn it over for even more songs, or if it was just me loving Come out and play. I recall my parents even asking me to listen to some other songs on the album and I was like a question mark. “Why? Do they have more great songs? Where?”

I let the record play, and to my surprise, there were more songs. Damn, why haven’t I heard this before, under what rock have I been living under? (at the age of 5-6…) There were another song that caught my ear, and it was Killed or be Killed. Killed or be Killed I would listen to forever, even more then Come out and Play. But I think Come out and Play made a much bigger impact on my life then any other song.

After a few years we got MTV to our house and I would leave it on in the background all day, because one time I had caught the end of We’re not gonna take it and switched over right in the middle or Leader of the pack. Anytime I would hear the intro to a Twisted Sister song I was glued in front of the TV.

3-4 years later, when I was around 8 or 9, we had this thing in school were one week a year, we would “work” at a company of our choice just to see how the real world was. It was great experiences and it was always fun coming back to school and telling your friends what you did and got to do.

I chose to “work” at a recycling plant in the neighboring town. Each day I would watch the worked loading and unloading stuff that would be recycled and thrown away, it was heaven for me, I have always loved trash, other peoples things thrown away. Anyway, on the last day of “work” I got to go with one of the employees to the paper recycling plant five towns over, it was a 2 hour drive and one of the first times i got to ride in a big truck.

At the plant I remember piles and piles, tons and tons of paper to be recycled. Magazines, newspapers, posters, letters, well everything paper. After a whole day at the plant we were ready to return home, I jumped in the truck and we started to go. All of the sudden Dee Sniders face from Come out and play flashed before my eyes and I said to the driver “STOP”. I jumped out of the truck and looked around, what was this?! Why did I yell stop?

Ah well, screw it, I turned around and was about to get in the truck again when I looked down, who was that staring up at me if not Dee Fucking Snider. I couldn’t believe it. Laying there on the ground, looking a me, was a poster. A poster of Twisted Sister, the band I had listened to so much. A torn, smelly and wet poster of Twisted Sister. I grabbed it, jumped in the truck and the driver asked me what it was. I showed him the poster and he said I was to young to be reading porn magazines…..WHAT?

Upon further investigation of the poster I noticed the bands chests showing, and almost Dee’s “package” due to the low cut costume he was wearing. I can see why the driver, by the glimpse of the poster thought it was a porn poster. But I didn’t care, I loved it. I think I still have that poster tucked away in a box at my mothers place somewhere. I need to find it.

All this was a start of my fandom with Twisted Sister, buying the albums and listening to their music constantly.

I have never got to see them perform, yet. Tho I was close. 2 years ago I was at Sweden Rock festival and had the luck to get a V.I.P package, meaning I could go to the V.I.P area were lots of celebrities hanging out. And Dee Snider even had his book signing, me being to poor (after paying the trip etc) to buy his book I could just stand far away and look. I saw him, I saw Dee Snider, this huge man that came to form my musical upbringing. I hated myself for not having the money to buy the book and getting it signed. But to hell with that, I FUCKING SAW DEE SNIDER!

Later that night we just finished watching Dimmu Borgir perform and was hurrying over to see the end of Sebastian Bach’s performance, within seconds getting to the stage, Sebastian announces he’s gonna bring a friend up on the stage. “Oh cool” I thought…. Then hell broke loose, well, almost.

Dee Snider gets up on stage…. oh my god, I was going to see my childhood hero perform. Twisted Sister was performing the day after, but to scheduling conflicts we had to leave before Twisteds set, it was killing me. But seeing Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider performing together were more then enough of a substitute. I fucking loved it. I was walking in a mist of happiness. I couldn’t believe it, I saw Dee Snider, I had to call my brothers, my mother, it was unbelievable. That was without a doubt one of the best moments in my life. Those 10 minutes were better then all the countless hours I’ve been watching bands perform. During the past 3 years I’ve seen about 180 bands perform, among those are Iron Maiden, Slayer, Marylin Manson, Slipknot, Soilwork, In Flames, Danko Jones, Danzig, Korn etc. But those 10 minutes with Sebastian Bach and Dee Snider beats it all.

Whit that said, after finishing Dee Sniders book in 3 days, he is even more of my idol. I respect that man to hell and back. And I wish that someday I can see him perform again, but a full set. I long for that day! SMF for life!

Thank you Dee for being such a great influence in my life!

Originally posted 2013-12-31 12:34:32.

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BeardBlog: Becoming Santa Claus! https://ratemybeard.se/becoming-santa-claus/ https://ratemybeard.se/becoming-santa-claus/#respond Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:39:49 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=759 Santa Claus Photoshoot This post about becoming Santa might be old and outdated, look around Ratemybeard.se for more up to date guides. A few weeks ago a reporter from my old hometown called me, he had been sitting with his colleagues one morning trying to come up with ideas for a Christmas themed article. One […]

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Santa Claus Photoshoot

This post about becoming Santa might be old and outdated, look around Ratemybeard.se for more up to date guides.

A few weeks ago a reporter from my old hometown called me, he had been sitting with his colleagues one morning trying to come up with ideas for a Christmas themed article. One of the other reporters (whom I know) suggested that they should do a Santa makeover on someone, and that me, having a big beard, would be the best candidate for it. After telling me loosely how it would go down etc I accepted. Who doesn’t wanna become Santa? :)

The photoshoot demanded that I’d go home to my hometown over the weekend, it’s a 4 hours car drive, and I did. I was meeting the photographer at a hair salon where they would turn me into a Santa. It was 8 in the morning and I was tired as hell. Around 12 they were all done, they had cut my hair, trimmed the edges of my beard and colored it with white spray. It looked kinda good tbh.

I kinda got the feel for how I might look when older, but without the makeup. After the time in the hair salon we went out around the town, to different stores and places to take pictures. I had to wear a Santa hat and a big ass fur coat. I’m not kidding when I say that the coat weighed like a ton. And it was very warm!

Today (Saturday December 14th) it was published and it was pretty fun to see the results, I didn’t get to see it at all before publishing, which I was pretty nervous about.

You can see more on this link, it is in Swedish, but hopefully you’ll see the pictures at least! :)

Becoming santa before shot Becoming santa semi after beard styling spray coloring beard Spraying hair white Santa photoshoot Closeup santa Santa magazine cover

Originally posted 2013-12-14 11:15:34.

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Beard & body hair https://ratemybeard.se/beard-body-hair/ https://ratemybeard.se/beard-body-hair/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:41:21 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=667 Ever since I was a little kid I wanted a big beard, one thing I was “afraid” of, was getting really really hairy all over my body, like gorilla hairy. Not that it would bother me that much, but it was something i thought about when I was younger. The picture in this post might […]

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Ever since I was a little kid I wanted a big beard, one thing I was “afraid” of, was getting really really hairy all over my body, like gorilla hairy. Not that it would bother me that much, but it was something i thought about when I was younger.

The picture in this post might not be the best one to show off my chest, because it was right after I got my chestpiece started.

Now when I’m in my 30’s and have that big and fluffy full beard I sometimes wonder if I’m different then other men. Sure, I have hairy arms, legs etc. But have no hair whatsoever on my chest or back (which might be a good thing i guess). But is this normal?

I have never shaved my chest, just because I have never needed to, my chest is soft like a baby. Is this normal?

How is your beard & body hair ratio, are you hairy all over or is it concentrated to your chin, head, arms/legs?

Originally posted 2013-12-10 13:29:49.

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Then and now! https://ratemybeard.se/beard-before-after/ https://ratemybeard.se/beard-before-after/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:41:20 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=625 Beard – before and after One thing we bearded men, I think, all can relate to. Is the recurring questions “Why don’t you shave?”, “Why do you grow your beard?” etc. I think there is a good reason behind every facial fuzz, not only the fact that a beard makes you look more manly, smarter, […]

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Beard – before and after

One thing we bearded men, I think, all can relate to. Is the recurring questions “Why don’t you shave?”, “Why do you grow your beard?” etc. I think there is a good reason behind every facial fuzz, not only the fact that a beard makes you look more manly, smarter, more classy, but also, at least in my case, there is an underlying factor. I look like a god damn baby when I’m clean shaven. And yes, the picture to the left is me… at age 16 tho.

2 years ago I did the forbidden, the “don’t feed the Gremlings after midnight” and “don’t let them get wet”… I shaved my pride and joy. I didn’t just trim it, cut it or style it, I shaved it all off with a razor. Beside the fact that I almost fell into a depression by doing it, I looked like I was 16 years old. I don’t have a picture because I felt so embarrassed and didn’t show anyone I shaved. I had a scarf round my chin for a month until something looking like a beard had grown out.

In the beardless picture below I was 16 years old, and that’s basically how I looked when i shaved. It was horrible. Going from having the regular “Ooh, look at his beard” stares on the street, to not being noticed at all. It was strange and uncomfortable to me.

Tho one good thing came from shaving, and it was that I let it all grow like never before, before i cut it on the sides and had some kind of full beard goatee.

Do you have some “Then and now” pictures you want to share? Mail them to info@ratemybeard.se and tell me about the pictures and I’ll publish em here on the blog section.

Originally posted 2013-12-08 12:20:34.

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How to make a great cup of coffee https://ratemybeard.se/make-great-cup-coffee/ https://ratemybeard.se/make-great-cup-coffee/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:47:57 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=29419 How to make a great cup of coffee You probably Google’d this before and found tons of different tips and tricks on how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Often those guides contain almost scientific and impossible steps on getting that perfect cup… Well, it’s not that hard to be honest. First of all […]

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How to make a great cup of coffee

You probably Google’d this before and found tons of different tips and tricks on how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Often those guides contain almost scientific and impossible steps on getting that perfect cup…

Well, it’s not that hard to be honest. First of all you need to get some high quality coffee (Beard Coffee) – not that cheap bitter stuff you find at the supermarket. Or, you just chose the coffee you like and like to drink.

Then you can get an AeroPress, it’s pretty cheap and is very easy to use. Check out the video below on how to use a AeroPress to make a great cup of coffee. And if you need great coffee, check out Beard Coffee!

Do you have your own specific way to make coffee? Do you use a special device or technique? Let us know in the comments!

Beard Coffee is available to buy in Sweden at Beardshop.se.
Contact Beard Coffee directly for a quote on International shipping!

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BeardBlog – Thank you! https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-thank-you/ https://ratemybeard.se/beardblog-thank-you/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:40:17 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=599 When I started this site on October 29 2013 I did not think it would grow (pun intended) in to something this awesome! Not only the amount of beards uploaded, 148 at the moment, but all the new acquaintances and friends I’ve gotten. The doors that have opened. All because beards! It is something for […]

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When I started this site on October 29 2013 I did not think it would grow (pun intended) in to something this awesome! Not only the amount of beards uploaded, 148 at the moment, but all the new acquaintances and friends I’ve gotten. The doors that have opened. All because beards! It is something for the books!

Things that have happened in the past month:
• I became a Mr Bear Family Extraordinaire
• Mr Bear Family in collaboration with Ratemybeard gives away 1 Beard Brew & 1 Moustasch Wax every month!
• I became a Inglorious Bearded Bastard – BGML!
• I got to be a part of a remake/photoshoot!
• I got portrayed in a lifestyle/outdoor magazine beside great bearded celeberties!

And that’s just in a month. Pictures from the photoshoot and magazine will be posted when they get published.

I also got some suggestions, feedback and error reports during this month. One suggestion was that I should make this page in to a social site, kinda like Facebook. I like the idea, but at the same time, there IS Facebook. Tho I might implement some sort of social thingy, maybe implement some sort of profile page with short info and all your uploaded pictures. It could be pretty nice.

I changed the frontend uploader plugin to something I think will work better. At least it seems to be working better.

I also, when I have time, clean up the page now and then. Add and remove features etc. So if you have any suggestions, tell me!

If you need help uploading pictures, have problems voting, just wanna talk, don’t hesitate to contact me. You can use the contact form, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and just write whatever you want.

Originally posted 2013-12-06 08:48:07.

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All My Friends Are Bearded – Marty Ray Project https://ratemybeard.se/friends-bearded-marty-ray-project/ https://ratemybeard.se/friends-bearded-marty-ray-project/#respond Sat, 05 Nov 2016 09:09:56 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=29366 You know those times when you browse social media and find a video that makes you smile, feel good and feel excited! That happened yesterday… The Marty Ray Project teamed up with Beardilizer and Inherent Media to shoot a music video called All My Friends Are Bearded and its a parody cover of the song Heathens […]

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You know those times when you browse social media and find a video that makes you smile, feel good and feel excited! That happened yesterday…

The Marty Ray Project teamed up with Beardilizer and Inherent Media to shoot a music video called All My Friends Are Bearded and its a parody cover of the song Heathens by Twenty One Pilots. The video is shot att Missouri State Penitentiary and it’s about the beardless guards trying to shave the bearded inmates.

Without spoiling too much, the video is amazing. The production value is great and Marty Ray’s voice is fantastic. The video is so funny, but at the same time serious and a really powerful song. I can’t stop listening to it and its truly one of the best songs and videos I have ever seen.

I have the greatest respect and really admire Marty Ray for being such a great artist and person. Magnificent beard and all. Also a shoutout goes to Beardilizer, Garey Faulkner and the other involved in the video, you are my heroes!

I’m gonna stop talking now, and let you watch All My Friends Are Bearded by the Marty Ray Project, enjoy!

Be sure to check out The Marty Ray Project on Facebook and watch the video in high quality!

Want to know more about Beardilizer, check out their website!

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Support your friends businesses https://ratemybeard.se/support-friends-family/ https://ratemybeard.se/support-friends-family/#respond Thu, 12 May 2016 09:25:39 +0000 https://ratemybeard.se/?p=27217 As the title states, this article is about supporting your friends and family’s small businesses. A article that needs to be written and needs to be read. Support your friends businesses and progressions like you support the celebrities that you don’t actually know. In the last couple of years the beard care market has boomed, I’d […]

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As the title states, this article is about supporting your friends and family’s small businesses. A article that needs to be written and needs to be read. Support your friends businesses and progressions like you support the celebrities that you don’t actually know.

In the last couple of years the beard care market has boomed, I’d be surprised if you don’t know anyone in your surroundings that have started or tried to start a small business, selling their own home made products. Everything from home made combs, paintings, beard balm, beard oil to t-shirts and apparel. Some of them succeed, some don’t. The thing these businesses rely on mostly in the beginning of the start up is friends, family and connections.

The main problem with that is, that being friends and family, they also want a discount most of the times. Why shouldn’t friends and family members get a discount, right? Well, it’s a tricky situation to be honest. Friends should help your company grow, not make you struggle to break even. Sure, a few freebies here and there, let some friends test, feel and review, thats good. But when your friends wont support your hard work and wont purchase your goods without a discount, thats bad.

The thing thats even worse, is when you see your friends run screaming of joy over their purchase from another company, a bigger company, a person they don’t know, without getting any discount at all, thats when you start second guess your leap and risk to start a business. You see friends spending hundreds of dollars on branded clothing, on some other brands products and apparel, and not on you. Sure, you cant force your friends to be customers, but you can ask for support.

Support that will help your business grow, support that in the long run might yield discounts for your friends, support that can get you to follow your dream.

supportI see this on a daily basis, friends posting their new apparel, new purchases all over social media, new purchases that have been bought without discounts, with super high shipping, just to be a part of a group, click and/or club. And as soon as a local small business owner posts their stuff, instantly the question comes: “Do you have a discount code”, “Can I get a free sample”, “I’m your friend, can I get it cheaper”…. what’s up with that? What does my work, and other small businesses work less worth spending money on?

 

Social media attention?
Could it be that easy? That if I had 200000 followers on Instagram, the illusion of a feature to those followers would make my friends buy my products? That my business is too small, that if my friend purchase my stuff, they wont get the social media attention they (don’t) get from the big companies?

Giveaways
Giveaways are the devils invention, giveaways suck… Yea, there, I said it. Over the last 3 years that Ratemybeard have been up and running, I’ve been doing giveaways on a regular basis. Over 50 giveaways have been posted and all of them are full of participants, people go crazy over free stuff. But are those people customers when the giveaway ends? NO! I’m a sucker for statistics, I check the visitor statistics everyday and I see who returns, who is new and where people come from. Almost the same people enter the giveaways all the time, with addition of some new. But that’s all they do. They rarely come by the website if there’s no giveaway going, they rarely post a picture, rarely comments, and never purchase anything. The giveaways often have a requirement to join our mailing list, but as soon as the giveaway is over and the first mail goes out, the newly added participants unsubscribe. So basically I gave something away for free and got nothing in return. That’s why giveaways suck!

To be fair, the only thing for sale at the moment is our Ratemybeard t-shirt through Spreadshirt, but even that one have only gone out to a handfull of people. There have been other products for sale on the website over the years, but hardly any sales. Our shirts from Spreadshirt is set at 20 USD, with 7.50 USD International Shipping, 4.50 USD within the US. That’s pretty nice to be honest, specially when seeing some clubs, groups etc, selling shirts for double that price… yet I find myself the one without sales. What am I doing wrong here? Maybe I got it all wrong, maybe my friends shouldn’t be my customers!

Once again, I cant force my friends to buy anything, I cant force them to visit my website, I cant force them to promote me… But then again, why wouldn’t they want to support me, I’m their friend!?!

Do you run a small business? Have you encountered this as much as I have? Let me know in the comments below!

With all this said, some friends do support me, they are amazing. I wish I could thank you enough! 

If you want to support some small businesses, check out these ones for example:

Beardshop.se (Sweden), Beardilizer, Bearded Berras (Sweden), BeardCoffee (Sweden), Fit For Vikings

You can find more small businesses here:
Beard store listing

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