Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Aug 3, 2014.
What do you think of the Ikon?
Wednesday morning -
Prep - Noxzema & hot towel
Lather - Cella Extra Extra Purissima & suribachi
Brush - Omega 40033
Razor - Gillette Single Ring
Blade - Feather (8)
Warm water rinse & cold water splash
Alum block & Witch-hazel AS
Left cheek is still a bit sore so I am using products I know for now, nothing new. Just 3 WTG passes on my left cheek. But that in mind still a pleasant shave.
Razor - Superspeed
Blade - Gillette Platinum (day 2)
Lather - Cella
Aftershave - Proraso Sensitive.
I have one of those Wostey I-XLs on the bench awaiting my attention and a new set of scales. Your experience with it encourages me to bump it up in the queue.
I like it a lot! Enough for me to upgrade to the iKon 5 piece DLC. It arrives today.
° Personna store brand uncoated stainless
° 1950s TV Super Speed
° Williams clone w/Omega brush
Was still good from yesterday but felt like a shave. BBS, no issues.
Alum/menthol WH and Brut Splash...this is really weird but on a whim I dropped some menthol crystals into the Brut along with about 4 droppers-full of my WH blend. Shook well and the usual Brut fragrance almost vanished - it's now a ghost of its former self - dethroned by a pronounced woody/citrus note, as best I can describe it. Not bad at all, just very different and unexpected - I never knew Brut had any woodiness or citrus buried underneath.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Mastro Livi K720, 7/8 Full Hollow, Square Point
Pre-shave: Proraso Green Pre-Shave Cream
Soap: Musgo Real Oak Moss Shaving Cream
Brush: Omega Bristle Brush 80266
Bowl: Gerby Bowl
Strop: Mastro Livi Loom Strop and Hand Palm Stropping
Razor: Mastro Livi K720, 7/8 Full Hollow, Square Point
Post-Shave: Extravirgin Olive Oil
After Shave: RazorGuy Bay Rum After Shave
Stirling Electric sheep w. lemon chill whas
stirling cocoa butter body soap
HTGAM coconut bay soap
gillette tech w. gillette blue
great post workout shave great day all
Produced from 1955 -1960( this is a 1956), the Blue Tip super speed was advertised as a 'Light ' model of razor. With the knurled aluminum handle, it was lighter that the plated brass handles of its counterparts. It was favored my ladies before Gillette marketed the Lady Gillette. Along with the Blue Tip, there was a Silver (Flare Tip) medium, and a Red Tip, Heavy.
This is a mild shave. A again, not one of my favorites, but it does do the job.
Razor - Dovo Pearlex
Brush - Savile Row 3324
Soap - AOS Sandalwood
AS - TOBS Sandalwood & GFT Sandalwood Skin Food
SOTD - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Prep: Lime PSO
Brush: B&B Essential boar
Soap: Stirling Grapefruit
Razor: Weber PH bulldog
Blade: Astra SP (2)
Post: Stirling Lemon Chill WH
Aftershave: Lime Sec w/ TSD M-Bomb
Excellent, 3 pass DFS, citrus shave today.
How do you like the TSD M-Bomb?
I can't speak for Don, but I can say I really like the M-Bomb.
I'm not a fan of using cooling menthol everyday, but should I be so inclined to get mentholated, 4-6 drops of the M-Bomb onto whatever soap puck I'm using gives me the refreshing chill on those sultry summer mornings (or evenings).
It's good stuff! I recommend that you give it a try. It goes great with the Lime Sec. In fact. I have some menthol crystals and may just decide to mentholate the whole bottle.
I wonder how much it would effect Van der Williams Mixture ? Maybe I should try some of it.
Couldn't help but improve it.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Prep: Warm shower, Cetaphil Lotion
Razor: EJ DE89 Head w/ Weber Classic Handle
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (1)
Lather: Body Prescriptions Clean Citron Shaving Cream
Brush: Oscar11 w/ Omega 20248 Knot
Post: Witch Hazel, Cetaphil Lotion
Aftershave: Old Spice
I used a shave cream that my wife picked up for me at T.J. Maxx. I got decent results, but don't plan to use it again anytime soon. It doesn't lather. It's plenty slick, but I like a nice thick lather for it's cushioning effects. This creams provides absolutely no cushion. All in all, though, it was a good, close shave.
Have a great day!
Dove Men's Face Wash
TOBS Lavender Shaving Cream
Semogue 1305 Boar Brush
Schick Eversharp I2 Hydro-Magic
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue
The TOBS Lavender Shaving Cream face-lathered very easily with my Semogue 1305 Boar brush. Two passes with my Schick Eversharp I2 Hydro-Magic and a Schick Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a warm water rinse, alum block, and cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Planned Shave of 07 August 2014 ...
August 6, 2014
Prep: Hot shower. Axe Boost Energizing Face Wash
Razor: iKon DLC Standard Head
Blade: Ladas Super Stainless
Lather: Martin de Candre
Brush: Simpsons Berkeley 46B
Post: Alum. Dickinson WH
Aftershave: Fine Clear Vetiver
Where do I start.. Nothing compares to MdC. Nothing' iKon DLC Standard. Awesome! BBS...
Go out and get it!
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