SoS: January 13, 2014 - January 19, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    L_p0012672129.jpg 551502_532637850111361_4637129_n.jpg 444_gel_01-340x340.jpg glacial.jpg I'm gonna freeze off my pretty little face on

    Menthol Monday!

    Gatsby Ice Cooling Gel Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    #6 Horsehair
    Super Speed/new Permasharp
    QCS Vostok SS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    444 AS Balm :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Alcolado Glacial Menthol Splash :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Dolce & Gabbana EdT

    Now this is what I would call an amazing set-up. In fact, it's a perfect Cracky Wacky Ticky Tacky Menthol Set-up in every way. The Gatsby facial wash is so cold that it makes a lot of menthol soaps and creams feel warm. The Vostok soap is easily as cold as Iced Subzero, and the combination of the 444 balm and the Penguin is guaranteed to make your teeth chatter! ;) :D
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  2. BudWhite

    BudWhite Well-Known Member

    My noob setup for tomorrow. Third DE shave ever. Zero irritation, no weepers, and all DFS so far.


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  3. Recklesstr

    Recklesstr Arkoholic


    Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic DE
    Blade: Treet (3)
    Brush: Isana Men Badger
    Soap: Arko
    After: Tariş Lavender Cologne

    I tried treet 2 times in rimei but it irritated my skin and I altered to wilkinson and now shaving with a sharp blade on a milder razor is bearable. I definitely prefer rapira or derby over treet but anyway I had a moderate shave with it and learned how to treat this blade.
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  4. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    R41 Bulldog
    Perma-Sharp Super
    Semogue 1800
    Klar Kabinett
    Superior 70
  5. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Face Lathering Day Four

    Yesterday's shave must have been better than I thought, since I only needed two passes for DFS this morning. The HIS loads and lathers the PPF so quickly that I wasn't sure I had enough. I did need to add a little water to the brush for the second pass, but the lather was creamy and felt good. I decided to use Proraso PSC and Krampert's Frostbite because it's unusually warm this morning, 38°F
    Prep: Warm water, Proraso Crema Pre Barba
    Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies Black Tea
    Brush: HIS Synthetic
    Razor: Maggard MR10
    Blade: Gillette 7 o'clock yellow
    Post: cool water, Krampert's Finest Frostbite
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  6. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    Definitely Menthol Monday!


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Bath Soap
    Soap: Stirling Margaritas in the Arctic
    Razor: Gillette Bar Handle NEW SC
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (1)
    Brush: Whipped Dog Silvertip 22mmx48mm
    Aftershave: Krampert’s Frostbite

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angle a bit for my beard)

    I finally got to try my Gillette NEW SC. I paired it with a Gillette Silver Blue and Stirling MITA. I just had one of my best shaves ever: smooth, close, and nick free. The NEW SC is great. I finished with a great menthol blast of Krampert’s Frostbite. The Stirling Margaritas in the Arctic soap and Krampert’s Frosbite aftershave may be the perfect match for each other relative to scent, performance, and conditioning! Try it, you’ll like it!

    Off to San Antonio today……….


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  7. Jasman

    Jasman Well-Known Member

    Menthol Monday (all week long):

    Prep: Hot compress, Crown Shaving Co. Supreme Glide Preshave lotion
    Brush: Simpson 56 Best Badger
    Soap: Ginger's Garden Grass Stain Menthol Snow with clay and mango butter
    Razor: FaTip Piccolo Nickel
    Blade: Bolzano Superinox (3)
    Passes: WTG, XTG, ATG (4, 5, 6)
    Post: Cold water splash, Dickinson's WH, Lucky Tiger Menthol Vanishing ASB
    Cologne: Xeryus by Givenchy (vintage)

    Oh, my. If you're a menthol addict, you may want to give this combination some consideration. Irena's clay and mango butter soap is rather thirsty, but it lathered like a champ, and is oh-so-cold. The Grass Stain with it gives a nice herbaceous note to it that's very true to the scent. BBS results without irritation in 3-passes, and my face is properly frozen, particularly after the Lucky Tiger ASB. Hopefully I won't be inured of the effect by week's end.
  8. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    5/8 C&S
    homemade brush
    TSD balm

    This puck of Williams isn't going to last for very long but I've been getting very nice shaves with it. Have a good one.
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  9. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Monday - my wife selected items with *

    Prep: Hot shower, Dirigo Blue Cedarwood PSO, hand strop blade
    Coffee: Maxwell House, BLACK
    CD: The Jondo Trio ~ The Jondo Trio
    Soap*: TSD SOTQ C3 - Sun Dried Cotton
    Brush*: Gem Star Elk Horn silvertip
    DE*: Merkur Futur @ a tad under 3
    Blade: ASR Platinum Chrome, day 1, 3 passes
    Post: Cold water rinse, Osage Rub, Curve, hand strop blade

    Easy BBS
  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Dove Men's Face Wash​
    Col. Conk Lime Shave Soap​
    Parker Pure Badger​
    Merkur 37c Slant​
    Bluebird Hi-Stainless Platinum​
    Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel​
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS​

    The Col. Conk lime and Parker pure badger brush prepared my beard for a great shave. I am back with the Merkur 37c today with the Bluebird Hi-Stainless Platinum blade. Two passes with a very light touch left me clean and near BBS. I finished off with a cold water rinse followed by Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel and Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I palm stropped the blade for another day.​

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  11. moz68

    moz68 Well-Known Member

  12. LifesShort

    LifesShort Well-Known Member

    Monday, January 13, 2014

    Prep: Warm shower, Cetaphil Lotion
    Razor: Weber PH
    Blade: Voskhod (2)
    Soap: Mike's Natural Peppermint and Rosemary
    Brush: Semogue 830
    Post: Witch Hazel, Cetaphil Lotion
    Aftershave: British Sterling

    DFS+ this morning. I'm ready to conquer the world and I'll smell good while I'm doing it!

    Have a great day!
  13. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

  14. Llyr

    Llyr Stay frosty, my friends!

    Menthol Monday
    hot shower
    Thater 4292/6,2 band,fan
    Proraso PSC :love055::love055::smiley freezing::smiley freezing:
    Mama Bear's Lime Cilantro Ice :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    Mergress XL/Rapira Swede (3)
    cold water rinse
    Monster Block Alum
    cold water rinse
    TSD 2X Iced Lime WH :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:
    The Penguin :love055::love055::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily::Animatedfrozensmily:

    Great icy start to the week !!!! :cool:
  15. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Rotbart no. 15
    7 O'clock Sharp Edge
    Simpson Duke 1
    ToBS Lemon Lime cream
    Boster Iced Lime
    The Shave Den Commando Cocktail Cologne
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  16. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Third & Final Day of Razor Comparison

    Pre: Hot shower, Shea Moisture Face Scrub; homemade Citrus PSO
    Razor: Two Mühle R41s—2011 & 2013
    Blade: Derby Stainless
    Brush: Lijun Silvertip Badger
    Lather: Martin De Candre Fougere
    Shave: Three passes, plus touch-up
    Post: Cold water rinse, alum block, 444 menthol balm

    After 3 consecutive days of comparing these razors, this morning I used Derby blades in each.
    Regrettably, I discovered these blades are not the best match for neither my face nor these razors.
    A bit of a rough shave with some irritation and bloodletting.
    I do love the MdC lather, however. Fantastic soap!
    If you'd like read the results of my comparisons on the two Mühle R41s, you can find it here.
  17. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    59’ E1 Fatboy (setting 9)
    Ladas (d1)
    Vulfix 404
    MWF- Face Lather
    Master Blue
    Renaissance Man Alpine Trails
  18. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented


    Prep: CeraVe facial cleanser
    Soap: Petal Pusher Fancies unscented
    Brush: Oscar11 custom with HIS knot
    Razor: iKon ShaveCraft 101
    Blade: Gillette SharpEdge (yellow pack)
    After: Cold rinse, CeraVe lotion

    Nice comfortable shave today. The PPF soap lathered easily with the big HIS knot. I put a new Gillette yellow blade in the ShaveCraft razor today and got a very smooth result. My shave yesterday was so close that three passes is all that was needed.
  19. ram57

    ram57 Don't Open til Christmas

    Menthol Monday!
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    Razor: Rhodium Plated Fat Boy (S7)
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (D7)
    Brush: FS Faux Horn 24mm Pur-Tech
    Bowl: Dirty Bird 1.5 Scuttle
    Pre Shave Soap: Musgo Real Lime Basil Oil
    Pre Shave Balm: TSD Iced SubZero
    Shave Soap: Malaspina Iced Lemon Lime
    Aftershave: TSD X2 Iced Mojito AS Milk
  20. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    I've use the TSD ISZ PSB and do like it. I'm currently using my own pre-shave oil.
    Just curious, what's your routine with a pre-shave soap and a pre-shave balm?
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