SoS: April 27, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I hope you have a full and speedy recovery.
  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Razor – Mongoose B2 with Jürgen Hempel Ti
    Blade –Feather Super Pro (2)
    Brush –Rubberset 400-3 with WSP HMW
    Lather – Catie’s Bubbles Santal Sensuelle
    Post - Witch Hazel and CC Sandalwood


    Fantastic BBS 3 pass shave this morning. Did end up with one little nick but that was user error. I need to be aware of the increased blade exposure and gap when using the Super Pro blades. As usual the Catie's Bubbles proved very easy to lather. Not quite as slick as some of my other soaps but still an excellent soap. Finished with witch hazel and a splash of Captain"s Choice Sandalwood aftershave. The CC pairs great with the sandalwood soap. Hope everyone has a great week.
  3. trey06dmd

    trey06dmd Arko eater

    Aggressive April - Day 18 (4/27/15)

    Prep: Hot shower
    Soap: Stirling Barber Shop
    Brush: Omega 13522
    Razor: Cadet OC
    Blade: Rapira PL
    Post: Witch Hazel, Nivea Sensitive Balm
    Scent: Tommy Bahama Very Cool

    Excellent 2 pass shave again today, this time XTG and ATG. Nice and smooth with just one weeper on my upper lip.
  4. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday
    hot shower/cold water shave
    Shavemac custom 167,2 band,d01,fan
    Proraso PPB :love055::love055: :smiley freezing::smiley freezing:
    Stirling Glacial Wintergreen :love055::love055::love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Gillette Red Tip/Lord Super Stainless (1)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Tend Skin
    Stirling Glacial Wintergreen WH :love055::love055::love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Can You Handlebar Beard Dry Oil
    Acqua di Parma Colonia

    A very frosty start to the week!

    Stay frosty,my friends! :cool:
  5. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    April 27, 2015
    Prep: Hot Shower. Axe Shield Face Wash
    Razor: Schick M Adjustable Injector (5)
    Blade: Schick
    Brush: L'Occitane Plisson
    Lather: Proraso Green
    Post: Alum. Thayers Cucumber WH.
    Aftershave: Proraso Green
    Fantastic! The Schick Dial is a great razor, very easy to maneuver around mustache/goatee. Green. Everyone should have a jar of Proraso!
    Go out and get it
  6. NewellVW

    NewellVW Well-Known Member

    A new blade and set on 8?! Wow, don't know how the FB is cranked but I cranked my Slim up in that range once and learned real fast, YOU GOTTA GO SLOOOW!! Never tried a Rapira blade but think I have one in my sampler pack. Think I'll give it a try!
  7. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Executive Man Bath Soap
    Soap: Shulton Old Spice Cream
    Razor: Gillette NEW Short Comb
    Blade: Gillette “Spoiler” Super Stainless (5)
    Brush: Fuller w/Pur-Tech Gen 4 Synthetic-24mmx52mm-GD Carrington
    Aftershave: Shulton Old Spice

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    Old Spice cream today. 5 seconds to load the Fuller Pur-Tech synthetic. Great, easy, thick, lather. Gillette “Spoiler” still in the NEW SC. Excellent smooth, close, shave. I finished with Shulton Old Spice.


  8. celestino

    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

    27 April 2015

    * WR1-SB + UFO Colibri SS
    * Super Iridium
    * WSP Manchurian + Oscar11 All-Amber C7
    * Mystic Water Irish Traveller
    * Unrefined Shea Butter
    * Bergamot/Vetiver EO

  9. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    The Rapira PL is my goto blade. I have been doing a FB focus this month, because I just never really seemed to get a good shave from it. My previous experience was similar to your experience, but this focus has opened my eyes to the more aggressive settings. I can tell you that I will likely use the FB in the 7-8 range 90+% from here on out. I am very glad I did this focus as I now love the FB, and I was really considering getting rid of it.
  10. Roderick

    Roderick Well-Known Member

    Menthol Monday
    Paragon OC (England) / Gillette Silver Blue (1)
    Proraso Green Tub
    L'Occitane Plisson Synthetic
    Retinol Men ASB
    Aqua Velva Ice Sport

  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    SOTD: Monday, April 27
    Soap: MdC Brain Bowl
    Brush: Simpson 2 "Chubby" Synthetic
    Razor: Feather AS-D2
    Blade: Personna Med Prep (1)
    Aftershave: Floïd Blue

    [​IMG]I took a respite form shaving yesterday, so I was really looking forward to this morning's shave. My 30 day shave den did NOT disappoint. Before spending so much time with MdC, I was one of the ones who lamented the post-shave experience as being a bit dry. Now that I have been using MdC exclusively for the past 12 shaves, I stand by my original assessment--MdC does not provide the smooth, soft post-shave feeling as others soaps can; i.e. Mystic Water, Stirling, to name two.
    Have a great day!
  12. 782sirbrian

    782sirbrian Well-Known Member

    Monday 27th April


    Warm shower
    Hot towel
    B&M Bay Rum bowl lathered
    Finest Badger brush made by myself
    Gillette Executive Adjustable (D3 1958) on 7
    Gillette Nacet Stainless (3)
    Cold rinse
    Thayers Superhazel
    DR Harris Bay Rum aftershave
  13. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    4/27/2015 Menthol Monday!! Woo Hoo!!

    Prep: Hot shower with Nivea Face Wash with menthol, home made PSO
    Razor: Gillette Slim (3), H. Boker Master Razor straight razor
    Blade: Astra SP (4)
    Brush: Turkish #6
    Soap: Stirling - Frozen Tundra
    After: Home made ASB, Osage Rub after shave
    Cologne: Cuir Cannage

    It was a cold shave this morning. The #6 brush whipped up the Frozen Tundra into a cold, thick and slick lather. The Slim and the Boker did a fine job knocking down the stubble. The Osage Rub brought the arctic chill and the Cuir Cannage will have me smelling great all day.

    Have a blessed day!

    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
  14. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Me too - love that Frozen Tundra. I admit it's not at the same freeze level as my Glacials but it's pretty damned cold nonetheless.
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  15. Dubs

    Dubs Well-Known Member

    I tried 3 Stirling samples. I'll write my thoughts on each in the Stirling Review thread later:

    1) Texas on Fire (WTG)
    2) Nag Champa (XTG)
    3) Lavedar Sage (ATG and touch ups)

    Razor: R89 with Super Iridium Blade

    1) Thayers Lavendar liberally applied
    2) Aqua Velva
    3) Jovan Musk

    Cologne: Dolce Gabana

    *Only a couple weepers on my neck. None on my face and got my face BBS. I cant keep my hands off my face when I shave it BBS...y'all like that, too?*
  16. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I agree with you, using Stirling as an example the post shave feel isn't the same with MdC. Stirling outshines!
  17. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Menthol Monday, April 27, 2015


    iKon Shavecraft 102 with iKon Bulldog Handle
    Polsilver Super Iridium #2
    Doug Korn Florescent Blue Omega Boar - 27X49mm
    Strop Shoppe - Alpine Frost +M Bomb
    HTGAM Aftershave - Gondolier

  18. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    How do you find the Glacial Spearmint lathers for you? I'm using a new puck I just bought and it's terrific. The lather builds much, much better now and I find the menthol effect even stronger than before. :)
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  19. spacehobo

    spacehobo Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot shower, PSO
    Razor: '56 Gillette Super Speed
    Blade: Bic
    Brush: Omega 80080 Boar Brush
    Soap: Proraso White
    Post: Cold rinse, Alum block, Witch hazel, Nivea Sensitive Cooling ASB

    A few nicks and slight irritation. I don't think Bic blades are for me. I'll have to try it one more time.

    2 passes (XTG, ATG) and I'm out the door. :scared007:

  20. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Sotd Monday 27Apr15
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    Prep: Hot Shower Old Spic 3 in 1 Bath Soap
    Face Prep: Wash Face with Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash
    Pre-Shave Oil: Stirling Coniferous Preshave Oil Shaving
    Mug: VDH Luxury Mug
    Shaving Soap: Stirling Glacial Wintergreen
    Razor:Above The Tie R-1 88mm Kronos Handle
    Razor Blade: Wilkinson Sword (2)
    Brush WD 30/65 Silver Tip Black Marbled Handle
    Aftershave Alum: RazoRock Alum
    Witch Hazel: T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel
    Deodorant: Old Spice Classic
    Aftershave: Stirling Coniferous A/S

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    This was the Second Shave on this Blade.
    I'm going to start changing blade every Sunday.
    I did change my razor blade yesterday.
    27th day using my ATT R-1 Razor W/88mm.Kronos Handle
    I did Face Lathering again today.
    I also used an Ice Cold Wet Face Cloth.
    On my face as I have each day in the past week.
    I did shave again with Cold Water this morning.
    I had to use T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel due to razor burn.
    I did use RazoRock Aftershave Alum again this morning.
    I did get a DFS but also had a couple of Nick's and Weeper's.

    This is the 27th Day of 30 Day Rule using my, ATT Razor R-1 Base Plate W/88mm. Kronos Handle.

    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015

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