Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 24, 2014.
Have a safe trip, Bruce!
H.I.S. synthetic brush
Barrister & Mann Fougere soap
Annick Goutal Eau du Sud
Dove Men's Face Wash
Kiss My Face Cool Mint
Fat Handle Tech w/ Utopia handle
Wilkinson Sword Stainless
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Mennen Skin Bracer AS
I mixed things up today. I saw someone put a big handle on their tech razor, so I broke out my Fat Handle Tech and matched it with my Utopia handle. I also broke out my Tweezerman brush that hasn't seen action in over a year. The Kiss My Face Cool Mint face-lathered very easily with my Tweezerman Badger brush. Two passes with my Gillette Tech with Utopia handle and a Wilkinson Sword 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 Rose Petal WH and then Mennen Skin Bracer after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
No shave to day.
Cut the heck out of my face yesterday. Bad blade maybe. Only second time using PIF won shave stick.
Horrible shave. Had to let it heal.
That and we had chemical munitions training today. Exposure to Fox Pepper spray and CS (tear gas) are bad enought without my face being torn up.
Will try again tomorrow. Have a great night all.
Evening Shave for Tomorrow
Tonight, eine große Rasur mit der Henckel 'Blue Steel'— I love this blade, just not crazy about the skinny scales. I see a new set in this razor's future.
Still undecided about the Petal Pushers scent, too—lather is quite good; I just find the scent a bit too….weiblich.
I guess I'm just hard to please this evening…. Love the Marlborough aftershave. End on a high note….
Have a great Friday, all! Mine starts early!
Oh my god... This is one of the worst shaves I have ever had. I had two days of growth to shave off. I put a new Gem Stainless blade into my ER 1924. I lathered up with the Aspis Ice Rain and the misery started.
The Aspis cream lathers very well, but that's about all it did for me. There was no slickness, no cushion, and no menthol. It was very deceiving. My neck was all torn up and there were a few missed spots on my face. I only got one pass done before I said enough was enough. I had to get out my alum block, which burned my neck like hell. I said a few bad words as I splashed on the Fine American Blend too, since it burned so badly. This cream is very lucky it's not ending up in the trash. However, I have no patience for it. I'll give it away.
Bulgarian creams work very well for a lot of people, but all the ones I have tried have been a dud.
Hey man, wrong direction....you should be heading north to Seattle.....Maybe we could hook up and I could get you to show me the vintage razor porn too hot for prime-time.....heh,heh....
Well Frisco it is...Does sound like a stellar idea...Please have a bowl of that great Chowder for me too, would you? Lets see.....how many bowls will that be? Just have a great time and return home safe and sound....We want the lowdown and pics upon arrivial....
Ahhh Man! I hate it when that happens.... Sorry to hear this....Just chill, and hopefully tomorrow will bring a better shave....Tomorrow use all your favorite stuff... And put that cream in solitary.........Let us know what joys tomorrow's shave brings.... }:^)
Williams Mug Soap
1924 EverReady (Shovelhead)
GEM Blue Blade d2
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Lotion
Pinaud Clubman/Virgin Island Bay Rum
Oh Joy.....Seems like my shaves just keep getting better, and better...... I'll take it....}:^)
Friday Morning Shave
Razor: Gillette Super Speed
Blade: ASCO (3)
Brush: Isana Men Pure Badger
Soap: Arko with 2 drops of Tea Tree and 4 drops of Lavender Oils.
Cologne: Tariş Lavender
My technique improved on this razor and I got used to this Gillette SS. Now I don't get any weeper anymore on this razor, plus I got a BBS.
Large Horsehair Barbershop
Super Speed/Rapira day 5
Stirling Margaritas in the Arctic SS
Lubriderm Unscented Moisturizer
Stirling Glacial Wintergreen WH
Givenchy Pour Homme EdT
Back to the Stirling soaps which I love so much - the MITA delivered beautifully for me on the lather, menthol effect, and skincare. This soap also has such a nice scent which reminds me of the tropics. The Glacial Wintergreen witch hazel is one of Rod's best creations and I never thought I'd find an aftershave product that's colder than the Rubby Dubby Doo, but here it is. BBS again with so little effort.
Have a great long weekend, folks!
Last night's shave, 2+ days growth
cool water soak
Schick Eversharp Hydro-Magic injector
Aramis shaving soap
2 pass DFS
This morning: Burt's Bees Bay Rum balm. Weather here feels to me like the tropics compared with Ohio, so it seems to fit.
hot shower w/Murray & Lanman Rose bar soap
Gillette Super Adjustable (9) 3 passes
Gillette 7 O'Clock Super Platinum Black (5)
Burma Shave boar
Cyril R Salter Wild Rose cream in a warm mug
Thayer's Rose Petal w/aloe
Murray & Lanman Rose cologne (sample)
Maiden voyage for my recently acquired (yesterday) 1969 gold Super Adjustable. I really like the looks of this razor and can't stop admiring it. The gold and black is very appealing to me such that I may need to buy a special stand and brush to complement.
Surprisingly mild shave. I was expecting it to shave like my Slim but that wasn't the case. I'm anxious to try some different blades in it.
Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Cocoa Butter Bath Soap
Soap: Cold River Soap Works-“Original” Bergamot & Bay
Razor: Gillette FH Tech/Maggard MR1 Handle
Blade: Personna Med Prep (3)
Brush: oscar11 TGN 2-Band Finest-24mmx50mm
Aftershave: Fine American Blend
WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)
CRSW “Original” Bergamot & Bay-a “Top 5”. MR1 handle on my Fat Handle Tech with a Med Prep. Another smooth, close, nick free shave. I finished with Fine American Blend.
To my fellow U.S. Members, have a great Labor Day Weekend!!
Fine - Fresh Vetiver
Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
Friday, August 29, 2014
Prep: Warm shower, Proraso Pre Shave
Razor: Schick G8 Injector
Blade: Personna (2)
Lather: Williams Mug Shaving Soap
Brush: Oscar11 w/ Omega 20248 Knot
Post: Witch Hazel, Cetaphil Lotion
Aftershave: Old Spice
The only difference between the products used yesterday and the ones used today is the soap. As usual, though, the Williams performed admirably. This is only the second time that I have used the Schick G8. I used it yesterday and got an excellent shave without using any pressure. However, by mid-afternoon I had some stubble. I tried again today, this time using a little pressure and I can feel that I got an even better shave than yesterday without any irritation. I hope that the shave lasts longer than it did yesterday.
Have a great day!
Prep: Hot shower, Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub, TSD Jasmine Sambac preshave balm
Brush: Simpson 56 Best Badger
Croap: RazoRock One-X
Razor: FaTip Piccolo
Blade: Bolzano Superinox (1)
Passes: WTG, XTG (1, 2)
Post: Cold water splash, Bloc Osma Alum, Dickinson's WH, RazoRock One-X AS splash
Cologne: Le 3e Homme de Caron by Caron
Within five hours of yesterday's shave, I was noticing '11-o'clock shadow,' so I reasoned that more than just poor lather was at play. As a result, I basically changed out everything today, using a different facial scrub, brush, lather, razor, blade, and splash. It had obviously been a little while since I'd last used the FaTip/Bolzano combination, as the relatively rusty technique caught me a minor weeper on the Adam's Apple. Otherwise, all went well, with a comfortable 2-pass DFS that - so far as I can tell at this point - is likely to actually remain a DFS for the day.
Gillette Silver Blue
Oscar11 Semogue SOC
AoS Lavender SC
Superior 70 Bay Rum
Bigelow Lemon 1099 EDP
Pretty much the same shave as yesterday and another good one.
August 29, 2014
Friday! Friday! Friday!
Prep: Hot shower. Axe Boost Energizing Face Wash
Razor: iKon DLC Standard
Lather: Stirling Coconut
Brush: Semogue 1305
Post: Alum. Dickerson WH
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Musk. Axe Shield Sensitive
Haven't used the iKon DLC Standard in awhile, it's a great razor! I'll use the OC next week. Stirling Coconut, LOVE it! I need to start using all the Stirling soaps I have.
Go out and get it!
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