Shave of the Week

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  1. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 6/19/2023

    Gem Contour II razor
    Gem Stainless blade
    Yaqi Artic brush
    Dr. Selby 3X SC (it's a soap!)
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S (bay rum today)

    Looking thru my stash of stuff, came across the Contour and thought I should give it a try. It's been years since I used an SE and, low & behold, no blades. Went online and found a deal for 48 NOS Gem stainless blades for $8.00 with free shipping. Yeah for me! Since I can get 7-10 shaves from one of these, looks like I'm set for a year or so. And just picked up the Yaqi brush, it's got an Artic knot, soft yet good backbone and is gorgeous. I like it. And I always like Dr. Selby SC (it's a soap!) cuz it works well for me and smells lovely. Anyway, on the shave. It actually went well. The Contour II is mild but effective and, as I was careful with technique, the shave went well and excellent results were had. Think I'll continue on an SE journey after this week. Should be interesting and fun. So, my face is happy and ya'll should go enjoy your day folks.

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  2. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 6/26/2023

    Gem Damaskeene razor
    Gem Stainless blade
    Yaqi Artic brush
    Proraso Green SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    The Gem/Gem combo felt very smooth but almost to mild. Had to do an extra pass/touch up to get the results I wanted. Maybe I'm just not familiar enough with this razor/blade combo yet. At any rate, the final results were just dandy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  3. poppi

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    Shave of the Week Starting 3 July 2023

    Star razor
    Gem Stainless blade
    Franken brush
    Mama Bear's Lime Ice Shave Stick
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Couldn't decide which brush I wanted to use this week so I'll alternate these two. The Franken brush is an "old" VDH badger brush handle with a TGN Silvertip knot. VDH had badger brushes back in the day but they were really bad, the knot sucked but I like the handle so I changed knots and now it's a good one. Just don't use natural brushes that much anymore. Maybe time to change my approach. The Mama Bear Lime Ice Shave Stick works very well and is frigid! The Star razor is a great one for me, always a smooth/comfortable/effective shave that I like. So my face is happy. Go enjoy your day folks.

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  4. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week (maybe) Starting 10 July 2023

    Gem Featherweight razor
    Gem Super Stainless blade
    APShave Co synthetic brush
    Seaforth! Sea Spice Lime SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Seaforth! Sea Spice Lime A/S Tonic

    Like the way the Seaforth! SS works but this scent is not my favorite. And I have 2 of them, why did I do that? But I do like the A/S Tonic, it works great and smells a bit different than the SS. First time out with the Featherweight in far to long. It is very light but gave me a fine shave. And new Gem Super Stainless blades are SHARP! All is well though and my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  5. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 7/24/2023

    Gem Jr. razor w/baton handle
    Gem Super Stainless blade
    Omega 10066 boar brush
    TSD 2X Iced Lemongrass SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    TSD 2X Iced Lemongrass A/S

    My face is frozen. The TSD SS and A/S, along with Osage Rub turned me into an icicle! Hard to do in SE Louisiana in July. At any rate, a fine shave was had and my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  6. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 7/31/2023

    Gem G-Bar razor
    Gem Super Stainless blade
    PAA Amber Aerolite brush
    Vintage Renleigh SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    The Renleigh SS needs to wake up a little more and let loose of the protective lather I hope is in the puck. Lathered easily enough but didn't provide the qualities a good soap should. I'll give it a few days to wake up though. The G-Bar is easy to use and did the job quite well. But thank goodness for my Osage Rub/Witch Hazel mix cuz I needed the soothing effects it gives. All in all, a marginal shave to start the week. Hope it gets better. If not, look for an update. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  7. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 7 August 2023

    Gem razor w/custom handle
    Gem Super Stainless blade
    Zenith B10 boar brush
    Yaqi Artic synthetic brush
    Nivea Shave Stick
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Going to be an interesting shave week. Starting to use the Zenith boar that I think is broken in enough to use. Been doing the 3 day frig procedure along with a lot of hand lathers. Worked pretty well today though so don't know that I'll need the Yaqi which I chose as a back up in case the Zenith didn't perform well. The Gem, with the custom handle, worked well, mild and comfortable. I think the change of handle has made the Gem even more mild than it all ready was. And an admission, I turned the Nivea Shave Stick into a puck by grating into a sealable container. I like it better that way. BTW, the custom handle was made for me by Geg aka Gaw9576. But the results today? Pretty good and my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  8. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 8/14/2023

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  9. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Not this week, going with shave of the day this week due to a fickle nature (for whatever reason)
     
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  10. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 8/28/2023

    Gem Damaskeene razor
    Pal blade
    Semouge Galahad brush
    Arko SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Hmmm, not sure what to think this morning. Very mild shave resulting in a SSA. No matter what I did I couldn't get the result like I normally do. Now I have had the Pal blades hanging around for about 7 years. Will they lose their edge by just sitting around? Don't know. The Damaskeene is a mild razor (to me) regardless the blade used so not sure what to think. Anyway, time for y'all to go enjoy your day folks.

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  11. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 9/11/2023

    TNNSER 3D razor
    PAL blade
    BurmaShave Boar brush
    Seaforth! Spiced SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Seaforth! Spiced A/S Toner

    Very nice shave to start the week with. Love the scent of the Seaforth! Spiced SS & A/S Toner, it's just lovely to my nose. And they both work very well. I'm always surprised when I use the BurmaShave Boar brush. It's broken in well and feels great on my face. It also does a great job of lathering. The TNNSER/PAL combo is a good one and all went well this morning. My face is happy and I smell terrific. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  12. poppi

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    Shave of the Week Starting 9/18/2023

    SNMIRN razor
    Gillette 7 0'clock super stainless blade
    RazoRock Plissoft brush
    Yardley SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    The SNMIRN razor has a slightly weird name but it works very well for me. I got this one a few years ago and it was only $9.99 shipped to me. At that price I thought it would be low quality but, surprisingly, it's pretty nice. A bit heavy but pretty well balanced and gives me a fine, comfortable, close shave. I like it. The RazoRock Plissoft brush is not my favorite, don't care for the handle but it works well. Great lather from the Yardley as always. So my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  13. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 9/25/2023

    Pal Adjustable injector razor
    Personna blade
    PAA Amber Areolite brush
    Lea Menthol SC
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Been a long time since I used the Pal and it showed. My technique was a bit off but a fine shave was eventually had. My fault not the razor. All the other parts liked each other though and that's good. My face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  14. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 10/2/2023

    Gem razor with custom handle
    Gem Super Stainless blade
    Whipped Dog Synthetic brush
    Williams SS (vintage)
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Mmm mmm good is the best way to describe today's shave. Vintage Williams is great and the Gem/Gem combo was smooth, comfortable and close. Again, mmm mmm good. My face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks

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  15. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 09/10/2023

    Gillette Fatboy razor
    Star Stainless blade
    Stirling Synthetic brush
    More 4 You SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    I enjoyed this morning's shave, smooth/close/very comfortable, just what I was looking for and got. And if you like Arko, you'll like the More 4 You SS. It works great and the scent is somewhat gone (good for my nose). At any rate, my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  16. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 10/16/2023

    Star razor
    Gem Super Stainless blade
    Yaqi Synthetic brush
    Seaforth SS (vintage)
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Delightful start for this week's shaves. The Star/Gem combo is brilliant and those Gem Super Stainless blades are really sharp! A fine/easy 2 pass BBS was had and my face is happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  17. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 10/23/2023

    Weber DLC razor
    Gillette 7 O'Clock blade
    Plisson/L'Occitane brush
    Palmolive Classic SC
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    2 passes and tiny bit of clean up and I'm BBS! This combo of goodies worked exceedingly well together and my face is very happy. We all have those items that we say we'll never part with but sometimes do anyway. The Weber DLC will be in my den for a long long time. I really really like it. It would take a tremendously large amount of $$ for me to part with it. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  18. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 10/30/2023

    No Name razor
    Silver Star blade
    No Name Synthetic Brush
    Cresent City Shave Works Irish Tweed SS
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    I went to a local street fair this past weekend and Cresent City Shave Works was there. I've used their soaps in the past with good results so stopped at their booth. Thought I would support a local vendor so got the Irish Tweed SS and it works very well. Easy to lather/good protection/pleasant scent. I've never used Irish Tweed cologne so can't compare but the SS has a light pleasant scent that I like. As for the razor/brush, guess I'm an easy mark cuz I bought those as well. Didn't expect much from either of them but am surprised as heck. The brush is soft with just the right amount of backbone for me. Reminds me of my Plisson/L'Occitane brush which I really really like. The razor is surprisingly efficient and comfortable. I like it too. So I'm pleased with these purchases, and they have made my face happy. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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  19. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Shave of the Week Starting 11/06/2023

    Gem Jr. razor
    Gem Super Stainless blade
    Lea Menthol SC
    No Name Synthetic brush
    Osage Rub/Witch Hazel w/aloe
    Various A/S

    Good start to the shave week. All the parts liked each other and a nice shave was had. Now go enjoy your day folks.

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