Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Apr 26, 2015.
I hope you have a full and speedy recovery.
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.
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.
hot shower/cold water shave
Shavemac custom 167,2 band,d01,fan
Stirling Glacial Wintergreen
Gillette Red Tip/Lord Super Stainless (1)
cold water rinse
Monster Block Alum
cold water rinse
Stirling Glacial Wintergreen WH
Can You Handlebar Beard Dry Oil
Acqua di Parma Colonia
A very frosty start to the week!
Stay frosty,my friends!
April 27, 2015
Prep: Hot Shower. Axe Shield Face Wash
Razor: Schick M Adjustable Injector (5)
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
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!
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.
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
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.
Menthol MondayParagon OC (England) / Gillette Silver Blue (1)
Proraso Green Tub
L'Occitane Plisson Synthetic
Retinol Men ASB
Aqua Velva Ice Sport
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
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!
Monday 27th April
B&M Bay Rum bowl lathered
Finest Badger brush made by myself
Gillette Executive Adjustable (D3 1958) on 7
Gillette Nacet Stainless (3)
DR Harris Bay Rum aftershave
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!
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.
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?*
I agree with you, using Stirling as an example the post shave feel isn't the same with MdC. Stirling outshines!
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
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.
Prep: Hot shower, PSO
Razor: '56 Gillette Super Speed
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.
Sotd Monday 27Apr15
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.
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