Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Apr 26, 2015.
Hey, let's see some more SoS's - come on, MOVE! lol
Razor: Merkur 23c
Blade: Voskhod, x2*
*I put in a fresh Voskhod blade, got about half way through the first pass it started cutting my face. Bad blade! Took it out and completed with another fresh Voskhod. No problems after that, but no fun shaving with a couple of bleeders!
hot water wash with dove+ care
BOMBED Proraso white label
ICED Barbasol pacific rush
MENTHOL MONDAY shave. I bombed the white label, whipped it up with the plisson. tried the labs in the progress, excellent. three passes for a terrifically smooth comfy shave. finished with iced rush. what a way to start my day.
hope y'all did as well, or better.
Had my first shave with the Pils 101NE today. Read more details here
Razor: Pils 101NE
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: L'Occitane Plisson
Soap: Soap Commander Endurance
A/S: Myrsol Plastic Shave
EdC: Zirh Ikon
Body Splash: The Veg
Yesterdays shave was great ,a DFS and very comfortable.
Baili stainless blade (3)
omega 10049 boar brush.
arko shave stick.
jeris musk aftershave.
I really believe the arko stick may be the best value in wet shaving. It is very inexpensive yet is a wonderful performer.
Dove Men Face Wash
Williams Mug Shaving Soap
Omega Pro 49 boar brush
'62 Gillette Slim
Rapira Super Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Lemon WH
Pinaud Classic Vanilla
The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Omega Pro 49 boar brush. Two passes with my '62 Gillette Slim razor and a Rapira Super Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Lemon WH and then Pinaud Classic Vanilla after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Gillette Super Adjustable P-2 (1970)
with Astra S.P. blade (1),
Edwin Jagger STF XL brush ,
Lather-up with Mitchell's Wool Fat,
finish with water, Witch Hazel
and Clubman Special Reserve or a DFS!
Again a super shave today. My new synthetic lathered up Mitchell's with amazing quickness, creating the most yogert-like lather I've ever mixed with MWF. Aces!
Another amazing pic. Those leaves look like candy!
SOTD -Monday, April 27, 2015
Prep: Homemade PSO
Brush: Rubberset 49-4, TGN finest
Soap: Cella Classics
Razor: Merkur 38C
Blade: Astra SP
Post: Nivea Men Sensitive PSB
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue
Tuesday morning's plans:
Neutrogena Men Facial Wash
Large Horsehair Barbershop
Super Speed/SuperMax Blue day 2
Stirling Frozen Tundra SS
Gold Bond Moisturizer
Alcolado Glacial Menthol Splash
Chabrawichi 555 Cologne
A small step down in the menthol level, but still a very cold shave on tap for me - the Frozen Tundra has a great scent which right away lets you know that it's a very mentholated soap. Although the lather is a bit slow to start building, once you get it going it becomes very rich, thick, and slick with great blade glide and wonderful skincare. I absolutely love the Gold Bond's extra cooling feeling, and a couple of splashes of the Penguin are a terrific way to end a terrific shave.
Planned Sotd Tuesday 28Apr15
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 (3)
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 will be the Third Shave on this Razor Blade.
I did start changing blade on Sunday's.
This is the 28th 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 will again use T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel again to prevent razor burn.
I will use RazoRock Aftershave Alum again this morning.
This is the 28th Day of 30 Day Rule using my, ATT Razor R-1 Base Plate W/88mm. Kronos Handle.
Because Mr. Crackstar is getting impatient or more SOTD....
SOTD - TUESDAY, APRIL 28
Razor: 1958 Gillette Executive (24kt gold plated)
Blade: Astra SP (1)
Brush: Whipped Dog Butterscotch Silvertip
Soap: Stirling Sharp Dressed Man
AS: Barbasol Pacific Rush
Still really enjoying my Executive. This morning I only needed a very quick 2 pass shave (XTG, ATG) because yesterday’s shave was so close. Looking forward to using the Sharp Dressed Man again. IMO it’s a bit tough to get a lather started, but once started it creates plenty and has a wonderful slickness to it. I wish the scent lasted a bit longer.
Monday's late evening shave.
Yesterday went so well that I'm sticking with the same setup today. Just changing to EJ cooling menthol for menthol monday.
Shower - wash face with Kirk's Castille
EJ best badger
VDH deluxe and Edwin Jagger cooling menthol
DE89 w/ personna platinum
SOTD Monday April 27th...........
I'm attempting to push my Schick Injector blade to 10 shaves. Today was shave #8 and the blade is still going strong.
Cream/Brush: Musgo Real w/Omega 6151 Pure (bowl lather)
Razor/Blade: Schick G1 Injector w/Schick blade (#8)
Dickinson's WH, Nivea Sensitive Balm & Fine American Blend Aftershave
2-passes WTG & XTG, a little touch-up for a DFS!
Like they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"!
Very cool straight!
Mon Savon soap, Frank Shaving Synthetic and a Dovo Prima Sliver Steel which needs pay a visit to my yellow Belgian friend before its next use.
Schick L5 Revere
Schick plus platinum (2)
Williams mug soap
Aqua Velva ice blue AS
Another damn smooth/easy shave with the Schick. This thing just glides over my face with no effort at all. No dragging, nicks, scrapes, or stinging! If I didn't get a smoother(face) shave and like the DE razors so much, I'd be hooked on these guys.
I just got the Surrey mug and brush yesterday, had to give them a run today. The brush is an excellent brush and will be used regularly. The mug on the other hand, while very nice and a new collector item I'll be looking for, is too deep for a comfortable handle on the brush while lathering... A long handle brush would be better.
27 April Shave
I have always had trouble getting anything close to a lather with Stirling soaps. It is the coldest thing in my den but Ive got too many great products to waste any more time with it. I know Im in the minority on this but I'll take my Vostok any day.
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