First date. Gotta tighten up your look. Hit the shower. Fresh shave (or neaten your scruff). Best jacket and jeans. But what will kill your look quicker than you can say “pleated khakis” are the stray hairs that somehow started sprouting from your ears and between your brows. Because while Anthony Davis may get away with rocking the unibrow on the court, you just look like Creepy Bert trying to get in some chick’s pants. And I don’t have to tell you how quickly getting lip tickled by one of the long and wiry hairs that have taken up residence in your nostrils will kill that first kiss.
So if you’ve got unwanted plumage growing out of your face holes, head on over to GorillaKilla and grab yourself their First Date Kit. It’s got the tools you need to pluck and trim, without ending up in the emergency room getting your left nostril sewn back on. That’s because the precision tweezers and nose hair trimmer have rounded tips, like the scissors they used to give the kid who ate paste in kindergarten. Only this time it’s to keep you from trimming off more than just hair or adding an unwanted piercing.
I gave the First Date Kit a shot and the tweezers and trimmer definitely do the job. They grab and pluck easily, and when you’re going from 5 o’clock shadow to full lumberjack, the trimmer is great for keeping that mustache and beard from looking like you just spent the last several months hiding out in a cave.
But the real star of the Kit is the nail cutter. This thing is a lethal weapon—it’s got an edge on it you’ll swear was honed by ancient elves of Rivendell. To drop another geek pop reference on you, I don’t care if your toenails are harder than adamantium, these things will trim them back to civility with minimal effort.
Since slicing open your girl’s leg with a toe claw while you’re consummating the date is a faux pas, keeping them pruned pre-date is a good idea. As a diehard nail clipper user, I was skeptical of the trimmers. (And a little afraid of them, frankly.) But according to Ken Adams, the guy behind the First Date Kit, using clippers cleaves the edge of the nail, leaving them rough and open, which is bad. The trimmers, he says, cleanly cut your nail, leaving the edge smoother. So I gave them a try, and damned if this thing doesn’t easily slice right through the toughest nail. Consider me converted.
The First Date Kit tools come in a full grain leather pouch you can keep in your glove box or laptop bag for on the go maintenance. Because you never know when you’ll have to show a nose hair who’s boss.