2007-04-18 I'll give you the full routine and product tour today. Shower: Shampoo - Dr. Burt's Herbal Treatment Shampoo (2 passes) Conditioner - Burt's Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Conditioner Facial Wash - Nivea Sensitive Skin Facial Wash Soap - Issy's 100% oo Soap Grooming: Deodorant - Burt's Bees Herbal Deodorant Floss - Glide Toothpaste - Rembrandt Complete Mint Toothbrush - Reach Tooth & Gum Toothbrush - Soft Blemish - Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick Moisturizer - Thayer's Witch Hazel & Aloe Moisturizing Lotion Shave: Razor - Parker 22R TTO DE Blade - 7AM Platinum Brush - Proraso Omega Boar Soap/Cream - SSC Shea Butter and Avacado Oil Cream (1/2 teaspoon) Shave Technique - WTG/45XTG/45XTG/Touchup. Warm water rinses in between. Lather Technique - Soak brush and shake out. Add cream to bowl. Swirl and add a few drops of hot water and swirl a little at a time until lather builds to where you want it. Too much water and you can add 100% glycerin or more cream to thicken it up a little. Post-Shave: Alum Block - Wet with cold water. Proraso pre-post - Mix with cold water on hands first. Ogallala Bay Rum Aftershave - Just a dab will do you. Result: 4.5/5.0 Except for the unexpected blemish, the shave was very nice. Near BBS with no peeps from the Alum Block. The Parker 22R is nice but I need to get used to the light weight. The SSC Cream is not the best smelling but it whipped up a nice slick, cushioning lasting lather. Since I use a spare stainless pet water bowl for my shave bowl at work, I can run the bottom under hot water between passes to re-warm the lather quickly. I did touch ups with just splashing warm water on face and spreading cream remnants around. Very slick that way. No need for more cream.