June 1st EJ 89 w Astra SP TGN Finest Fan / Maple Soap Commander Endurance Alum Stirling Spice Balm I’m in for June. Just not completely sure how I’ll interpret Just the Basics June or how long until it becomes Just for Fun June. Anyway, in honour of the basics, the EJ 89 was my first DE purchase along with a blade sampler to go with it from Fendrihan. This blade emerged as my first ‘fave’. An IB order fairly soon after netted me this soap and a few others. I’d used a brush and soaps/creams for a few years with a cart, but this set up returns me to the first months of my DE experience. This brush isn’t the first one I bought after starting with a DE (that handle was smashed to extract the WD badger), but this is the first handle I made 18 months ago or so. This was a fine 2 pass shave this morning. Everything worked as it should and I finished off with a little Spice balm even though I think my only post shave product for those first few months was Thayers. Anyway, I’ll try to stick to some ‘firsts’ for a nostalgic first week or so of Just the Basics June. Have a great day all!