Tony’s Favorite Things

Here’s a list I’ll keep adding to. It’s products that have either changed my life in some way or things I really like and recommend. On some links here, I do get a small commission if you buy them but remember that I’ve done the research, sometimes trying different brands or types of products, so that commission is well deserved… right?

I even have some stories for some of these, which I think you’ll like. OK, here we go!


Probiotic Advantage Probiotic Advantage

I’ve tried a LOT of probiotics and I’ve been on them for years. This one, so far, is the best. Yes, it only has a 2 billion CFU count but how it’s coated and delivered to your guy, it’s much better than the 8 billion CFU products.

This helps me digest food better and it also benefits your immune system. Your gut is your second brain, really. That’s what it’s called. It’s responsible for a lot that goes on in your body and that makes sense because food is absorbed there. You also get soft skin, and to me, if you see that happening, you know it’s benefiting your whole body.

Go check out Probiotic Advantage


Selfie stick with tripod Selfie Stick With Tripod

This thing is great! It telescopes out, has a bluetooth remote you can remove if you want which takes the photo, and the tripod makes it a great stand for either taking photos or doing Zoom meetings.

It folds up nice, so it’s compact. The tripod stand is plastic, which is a little disappointing but it’s sturdy enough. I think it’ll last a while and the price isn’t bad at all, so it’s a solid deal.

Go check out the selfie stick


Dotcom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online with Sales Funnels Dotcom Secrets Book

This book is really poorly named. It should instead be named, “How to Market Your Business” or something like that. It’s basically required reading for every business owner out there… for sure.

This book will change your business. It will. If you even apply one tenth of what’s in here, you’ll see positive changes in how you market your business. You’ll get people responding to your ads and Facebook posts instantly and you’ll make more with every sale.

Just get it and start reading the first, few chapters and you’ll see what I mean.

Go check out Dotcom Secrets


Skinny Pop original Skinny Pop Popcorn

I’ll admit it. My favorite food is popcorn. It is. I love popcorn. I’ve tried a lot of brands. I do like Trader Joe’s Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil but Skinny Pop is better.

Sure, it’s a little bland, which may not be your thing but the ingredients list is very simple, you get your fiber, and the amount of oil they use is just about perfect (I think they should add a little more).

It’s my go-to snack for sure. I always have this on hand and I’ve learned to get the big bag since I go through so much of it!

It’s available in many stores or on Amazon


Gillette SkinGuard Men's Razor for Sensitive Skin Gillette SkinGuard Razor

I asked my dermatologist what these red bumps were on my neck and I found out that’s folliculitis from ingrown hairs. He told me “you have the beard of a black man” and it’s true. My beard is pretty curly (even thought I’m white), so the hairs turn right back in. He suggested checking out razors made for African Americans, so I tried a few and some were alright.

When I saw Gillette finally came out with a razor for black guys, I had to try it.

And it works great!

This won’t be the best razor for every guy but if you have that kind of beard hair that is curly and turns in, you’ll see how using this razor helps get rid of folliculitis. It has for me.

I found I have to keep up with it every day and I have to shave it pretty close, which I like.

Go check out Gillette SkinGuard


GO247 Real Men Texture Paste GO 24-7 Real Men Texture Paste

I wish this stuff was out like when I was in high school back in the 1980s. Life would have been different. We messed around with hair gel and even hair spray to get our hair to do what we needed and it was just too much hold. You want some hold but not so much where your hair just feels sticky or something.

This is the best paste I’ve found. There are delivery problems sometimes. It’s supposed to come where it’s soft and creamy but if you get an old batch, it’ll be hard, which makes it tough to use. I think they need to seal their packaging better or something. If that happens, just return it and ask for another one.

This 2 ounce jar lasts like 6 months, so it’s a good deal.

Go check out GO247 Real Men Texture Paste


Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast Espresso Verismo Pods Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast Espresso Verismo Pods

This is a good story. A long time ago (it seems), Starbucks had a contest where you have to put together a Pinterest board around their marketing theme. If you came up with a board they really liked, you won one of their Verismo home, single cup, coffee makers.

Guess what?

I didn’t win.

Just kidding… I won!

It’s the first generation one and it still works pretty good. I really like espresso (not “expresso”) better than regular coffee. It’s dark, thicker… it’s just my preference.

So, I’m sure I’ve paid for that free Verismo machine 20 times by now but it’s the only way you can brew Starbucks espresso at home unless you try to put their espresso into your Keurig refillable pod but this machine makes it differently, so I don’t think that would be the same.

My favorite pods are the blonde because it cuts the espresso a bit to make it smoother. The regular espresso pods are fine, too.

Go check out these pods


biotin supplements and shampoo for hair loss Biotin Shampoo and Supplements for Hair Loss

Alright, so the hairline’s shrinking a bit. My father was bald by age 19, so I feel fortunate. Still, I was seeing more hair on the bathroom counter, so I did some research. I decided to try a more natural solution to see how it worked.

What’s working for me is biotin. There’s less (almost no) hair on the bathroom counter anymore, which is great. What it does is block DHT so your hair can grow.

I use the shampoo daily and then take the supplements every other day. It’s working good for me so far, so I recommend trying this if you have hair loss.

Go check out the biotin shampoo and biotin supplements


Minimalist wallet RFID Blocking, Minimalist Wallet

I hate bulky wallets. When you sit for a while, they’re pretty uncomfortable and they’re bulky in your pockets. I decided to try a smaller wallet and I ran across this gem!

Even though it’s small, it can hold quite a bit – enough for what I need. It also has RFID blocking, which is nice.

It’s for men and women. For men, you can even carry it in your front pocket instead of your back pocket. Women will like how it takes up less room in your purse.

When you get it, you do have to break it in a little. Your driver’s license will stick a little at first in the pocket with the window but after about 5-10 times, it slides out fine.

It’s a great, little wallet and the price is very nice.

Go check out the minimalist wallet I like


Laptop sleeve Laptop Sleeve That Isn’t Black

Yeah, I hate to admit this but I sort of lost my laptop twice. Yeah, my laptop is basically my life. I lost it once at a grocery store when visiting my mom. We got back to her place and it wasn’t there. I panicked! I was doing some work at the Starbucks at the grocery store, then she came later and we did some shopping. I had it in the cart. We loaded the bags into the car and I left my laptop in the cart and we drove off.

I did rush back there (very quickly) and got it but that was a huge scare.

And then I was on a cross-country trip and thought I lost it again but it turns out it was in the back of the car. My old case/sleeve was black and it was hard to see. So I guess I finally learned my lesson and found a good laptop sleeve that wasn’t black. I needed one that had a bright color on it so I wouldn’t lose it.

This one’s great!

It has nice padding, it has a pocket which I can even fit the charger in, and the handle helps make carrying it easier (so you don’t drop it). Best of all, it’s not black!

Go check out this awesome laptop sleeve