SoS: August 11, 2014 - August 17, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 Wacker
    homemade brush
    I relofted this brush as I felt it was too short. It performed much better. Great shave today. Have a good one.
  2. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Prep: Warm shower, Cetaphil Lotion
    Razor: Gem Junior
    Blade: CVS
    Lather: L'Occitane Cade Soap
    Brush: Parker handle w/ TGN Synthetic Knot
    Post: Witch Hazel, Cetaphil Lotion
    Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve

    I'm still learning how to properly use the Gem Jr. I'm doing fine everywhere except my top lip. I just can't find the right angle and I wind up dragging the blade across my skin. This, of course, causes irritation. I'll get it though. The rest of the shave is fantastic. I'm not sure I could get a smoother, closer shave.

    I'm trying to figure out whether or not I like the Clubman Special Reserve. Sometimes I really like it, and other times not so much. It's definitely an old man smell.

    Have a great day!
  3. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Hot Shower
    Semogue BC Mistura
    Crown Shaving Co PPB
    Mama Bear's Lime Cilantro :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Schick G1/Pella Coated (4)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    Tend Skin
    HBG Key Lime ASL
    Imaginary Authors Memoirs Of A Trespasser edp

    Wonderful 2 pass face,1 for da dome,for BBS all around!

    Stay frosty,my friends! :cool:
  4. moz68

    moz68 Well-Known Member

  5. RaZorBurn123

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

    August 15, 2014

    Prep: Hot shower. Axe Boost Energizing Face Wash
    Razor: Schick injector J1
    Blade: Schick
    Lather: Klar Kabinett SS
    Brush: WD Silvertip
    Post: Alum. Dickerson WH
    Aftershave: Old Spice. Axe Shield Sensitive
    I really enjoy using an injector!
    Go out and get it!
  6. KnockOut Shave

    KnockOut Shave Well-Known Member

    New to me injector. Really enjoyed the shave but got bite in one spot. Now worries I had it cranked kind of high. [​IMG]
  7. Stubbl E

    Stubbl E Well-Known Member

    Friday morning -

    Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
    Lather - Cella Extra Extra Purissima & suribachi
    Brush - Omega 40033
    Razor - Boker Good as Gold 5/8 half hollow

    2 pass
    Warm water rinse & cold water splash
    Alum block & Witch-hazel AS

  8. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Razor: Standard Raw
    Blade: Volkhod (D1)
    Brush: TGN 24mm Super Badger w H2 Handle
    Bowl: Suribachi 5” bowl
    Pre Shave Soap: MRGLO Lime
    Pre Shave Oil: Homemade Lavender Mint
    Shave Soap: Al's Fougere About It
    Post: Monster Alum Block
    Aftershave: Proraso White ASB​

  9. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    International Shave
    Another good shave from the iKon Slant, if you can ignore the cut I got from I attention. This is bigger than a weeper, but not crazy big. I used a Gillette SE Yellow blade, to see if would be different than my usual Personna, and it was... During the shave, it felt very smooth and comfortable. Post shave, I still get tenderness that is common so far. I have to send this razor head back soon, and I have to go back to school on Monday, so I'm tempted to use my mild SC101 for a few days, or go back to my New so my face can rest.
    I have not used Proraso Green Pre in a long time, I forgot how good it is. I like the menthol cool, and it seems to help the razor glide a bit. The splash is much better than I remember from the last time I used it. Nice scent, nice face feel. Tabac is always fantastic.

    Prep: Proraso Green Crema Pre Barba (Italy)
    Soap: Tabac! (Germany)
    Brush: HIS XL (Asia)
    Razor: iKon Slant (Asia)
    Blade: Gillette Sharp Edge Yellow (Russia)
    AS: Proraso Green Splash (Italy)
  10. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Friday 08/15/14

    Prep: Gaia face scrub
    Oil: Shave Secret
    Brush: 20mm Whipped dog set deep
    Scuttle: Georgetown Pottery
    Razor: GEM SE
    Blade: Gem Blue Star
    soap: Valobra Fougere
    Post: alum sprayed on
    Witch Hazel: Generic unscented

    Today I used some more of a sample of Volabra that I had received a while back. It is a very good soap. I ended up with 2.5 passes (2 passes and some touch-ups) for a very nice shave.
    I think shaving the top lip is the only weakness of an SE. It takes a certain technique that I haven't mastered yet, either.
  11. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    I see what they've done here...:happy102:
    I suppose the play on name works if one pronounces 'fougére' with a hard G.
    It's actually pronounced more like the 'g' in 'bourgeois' = smoothing akin to: 'foosh-schair,'
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  12. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I cant get close enough right under my nose =) i'll ge it
  13. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    If it's tugging your lather is getting too dry and/or the razor edge needs touching up.
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  14. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    Cheating on MdC?
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  15. RaZorBurn123

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

    Gotta spread the love..
  16. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Correct. I listened to pronunciations online until I got it. Then there is faux, as in faux frameback. My friend kept telling me it's pronounced "fox", but I learned it really is pronounced "foe".
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  17. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Parker 510
    Oscar11 synthetic brush
    Proraso pre shave
    MdC soap
    Nivea AS
    Nivea balm

  18. wknicholas

    wknicholas Well-Known Member

    Friday morning, August 15, 2014

    Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (8)
    Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
    Arko shaving soap with hot water lather,
    finish with cold water rinse for a CCS!

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  19. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    hot shower w/HTGAM Cavendish bar soap
    Homemade PSO
    Gillette Aristocrat 2 passes
    Gillette 7 O'Clock Permasharp Stainless (2)
    VDH Deluxe boar
    TSD Leather soap
    Thayers unscented w/aloe
    Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve AS

    Didn't change much from Wednesday's shave. Decided to add tobacco and leather to the Special Reserve for a manly smelling Friday.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2014
  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    That is a great little razor. I set mine on 5 and it works great for me. I love the way the handle feels, and the ease with which the razor maneuvers.
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