30 Day Rule/Focus; March 2023. All are Welcome!

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Trigger, Feb 28, 2023.

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  1. JACarbone

    JACarbone The Oud Dude

    Another fine MMOC shave Joe
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  2. JACarbone

    JACarbone The Oud Dude

    Thank you Danny.
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  3. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thanks Danny......it really was great.
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  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I decided to quit looking for my AgadirMen Aftershave, , and reordered it. It's on sale, whicch is good.
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  5. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Joe.
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  6. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Monday March 27 - middle shelf March

    Prep: hot shower
    Razor: Supply 2.0 matte black injector with SE comb plate / Supply Black Label (3)
    Brush: Simpson's Chubby 2 synthetic
    Soap: TOBS Lavender cream (croap)
    Post: Rinse, alum and TSD Lavender Shave Milk

    Exact same setup as my last shave, which was ten days ago, so a short beard to mow.

    This shave really was quick, smooth, and trouble-free. One pass - WTG on the face and ATG on the neck - sufficed to bring me back to cleanshaven.

    My last shave "seemed" error-free but resulted in a bloody spot on my neck, probably from nicking a pimple. This shave really "was" error-free. No blood and the alum was silent.

    "I love it when a plan comes together!" (Liam Neeson as the leader of The A-Team).

    I need to quit writing now as Ramses, my hefty Snowshoe Siamese, has joined me and is fighting for control of the stylus...
  7. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Wonderful shave John. Have a great week
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  8. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    28th March 2023.


    Shaving recipe for today.

    Prep: Warm shower:/ Asda Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.

    Cold wet flannel to my face.
    Pears Original Transparent Bar Soap.
    Brush: Omega S10065.
    Bowl Lather.
    Bowl : Home Bargains Stainless Steel Side Bowl.
    Lather: Lather: The RSCO Age Defence Traditional Shave Cream.
    Blade: Silver Star Super Stainless. (D1)
    Razor: Merkur 34C.

    Cold water face wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face Rinse./Alum Rub./Cold Water Rinse/Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils.3 Menthol Crystals Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./ Brut Sport Style ASL./Nivea Men Fresh Kick ASB.


    Early morning Shave.

    Everything in my shave set up paired together wonderfully.

    The Merkur 34C is a razor that i could easily use for each of my shaves. A close comfortable 2 pass + pick ups shave with no errors to report.

    Finishing the shave off with a few small dollops of Nivea Men Fresh Moisturising Gel.

    My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine. ;)

    Keep safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen. :cool:
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  9. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

    Date: 27 and 28 Mar 2023

    Didn't post yesterday, both shaves combined here, essentially the same focusing back to the MWF and Gillette Rocket.

    Growth: 1 day each. Lather Bowl: white

    --27th = Puro Tasso boar, like the way it splays and is so soft.
    --28th = Old Vulfix Pure Badger. Been giving this the fridge and hair dryer treatment to soften it up a bit.

    Razor: both days =Gillette 50s Rocket. Nice shaver! It inspires confidence.

    --27th = Astra SP (2) still fine on day 2.
    --28th =Nacet (1)

    --27th: MWF, heavy loading, adding water, huge amount of lather, seems like a waste. Great protection, though. Will try and load less next time.
    --28th: MWF, loading a lot less, with a very dry brush, adding water. Still a bit bubbly, too thin.
    Post Shave: The usual
    Aftershave: Brut

    --27th: usual 3 + touch ups. Great results, happy to report no damage.
    --28th: 2 passes only and then some touch ups.
    Trying to combine WTG and XTG on the cheeks and the top lip to reduce time spent shaving. Seems to be working OK.

    Results: Good shaves both. No damage.
    Nicks: none
    Red spots:
    ---27th: left side of neck, too many touch ups ATG.
    ---28th: none, these have healed already.

    Success: Both very enjoyable/great shaves.

    Lessons learnt:
    I still need to load more MWF with the brush. Consistency here seems to be a bit tricky at the moment. There seems to be a sweet spot I am missing. Think I need to stick to one soap / one brush.

    It is easier to get around the chin with this nice Vintage Gillette vintage 50s rocket. Why would I want anything else?

    28th Mar 2023 Setup:

    28 Mar 23.jpg

    Wishing you all great shaves and an enjoyable week.
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  10. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Yaqi Sentinel 1.5mm stainless steel head.
    Homelike Shaving Voevoda stainless steel handle.
    Astra SP blade (3).
    Shore Shave Cool Water Mint Ribbon synthetic brush.
    Lakewood Soap Company Smoky Mountain Rain soap (sample).
    Timeless Razor shave bowl.
    Scottish Antique by Andy Hilfiger cologne.

    Awesome shave this morning with the Sentinel head. The Astra seems to be a nice match for the head.....very smooth and efficient. The Sentinel is a real impressive head and I feel Yaqi has knocked it out of the park with this one. It reminds me a lot of a Ganechanger shave but just a tad smoother.

    I did nick the old Adam's apple this morning.....not paying attention but I'll live.

    Joe @JACarbone you need this head. ;)

    Happy Tuesday everyone!
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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I could NEVER stick to one soap/one brush. Nice report.
  12. ChrisB

    ChrisB Well-Known Member

    Thanks Paul, I know the feeling but I Gotta Try! I don't have the discipline for a 30 day rule, but maybe a few days in a row will help iron out some glitches, shrug!
  13. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Just love the industrial look of that razor? Very nice!
  14. JACarbone

    JACarbone The Oud Dude


    SRS # 855

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Tuckmarr 5/8” Maccassar scales
    Brush: Simpson Trafalgar T2 Sovereign Synthetic
    Lather: Proraso Aloe and Vitamin E
    Aftershave: Declaration Grooming/Chatillon Lux La Petite Prairie
    Additional Care:
    Omega Alum
    Dickenson’s Original Witch Hazel
    Lakewood Soap Company Prairie Song

    When it looks like the Proraso cream will meet up with the Edmund Fitzgerald either tomorrow or at the latest Thursday. I do enjoy the lather that I managed to produce with both the cream in the tube and the small tubs of Proraso that I have in my den. Will I repurchased the tube anytime soon. Perhaps in about 5 - 10 years as I have an abundance of soaps.

    The Tuckmarr razor delivered a super close shave without any errors and sneaky ten minutes after the shave has been completed weepers. Love it!

    Celebrating the missus birthday today therefore she will be treated to a lobster dinner courtesy of Chef Giuseppe. For dessert a selection of one of her favorites, Rainbow cookies.

    Hope you all have a great day.
  15. JACarbone

    JACarbone The Oud Dude

    Wonderful Merkur shave Barry with a nice finish courtesy of the Brut.
  16. JACarbone

    JACarbone The Oud Dude

    Perhaps in due time Danny. Looks good with the twin brush. Excellent shave!
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  17. palmolive fox

    palmolive fox The British Birdman

    thank you Joe. The brut '"sport Style" & Attraction totale are my favourites..I do like the Original too.:love055:
  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    March 28. SOTA

    Good afternoon.

    Straight Razor Shave #441
    5/8 C-Mon
    Heritage Collection C-Mon Replica Super HD Badger Brush
    Stirling Triumph SS
    Pinaud-Clubman Classic AS
    Stirling Alum Block
    Beard Growth: 24 hrs


    It's been awhile since I used a straight. This C-Mon razor is über sharp and I should use it for a 2 day beard. I nicked my left cheek and caught a weep on my chin. I improperly landed on my cheek and the toe point bit me. The chin weeper was due to a little heavier touch of the razor. This all happened on my first pass. However, I did my second pass without a fuss. I have to say that it took awhile to stop the bleeding. LOL!
    All in all, it was a good shave despite the mishaps. Surprisingly, the alum was silent even over the nick so it wasn't too bad of a boo-boo. Finished with the Pinaud-Clubman Classic aftershave. Take care.
  19. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Terrific shaves Chris! As far as lathering, I try to load the brush heavy. My rule is if you think you have enough soap on the brush, then you don't so keep loading until it's obvious that you do. Moreover, if for some reason you don't have enough lather on your face and neck, then go back to the puck to refresh the brush with more soap. You may have to add some water when you do.
  20. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Danny, just a great setup and shave. I am repeating myself, but that brush is simply gorgeous.
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