Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by celestino, May 31, 2021.
Nice setup!!! I've had a few shaves with Personna this week and I really like those blades!!
So far im getting alot of shaves out of them. I stop counting after 10. Good blades. I use to dump after 3-5 shaves but now i have like 7 blades going and they are all lasting too damn long lol .
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Razor: Merkur Futur
Blade: Gillette 7 O’CLOCK Yellow (D5)
Brush: Oscar11 Aqua\White SOC Boar
Bowl: Junichi Tanaka 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: Mickey Lee Lime
Shave Soap: Maggard's Lime & Bergamot
Balm: Luxx Jasmine Lime
Aftershave: Extro Rasoio E Pennello Summer 2015
Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Butterscotch 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Noble Otter ~ The Trail
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Gillette Stainless (red & white) #4
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- L'Occitane Baux
11 June 2021
Yates H Stonewashed + Stork Ex Brass
Wizamet Iridium Super
Epsilon 2-Band + DK Faux Briarwood C7
Mystic Water Sandalwood Rose
Unrefined Shea Butter
Thank you Jim.
We have not got up to those temperatures, thanks God!
If it reallly is a great combination of highlights and shadows, it means I've been very lucky!
Thank you Gary!
(Compliments make me hungry...)
Great compensation, Gary: a simple brush and a noble razor!
Love your woody pics!
Gillette ‘51 W2 Gold Aristocrat
Gillette 7 O'clock SharpEdge Yellow
Yaqi Arctic Sky 24mm Silvertip Badger
Zingari Man The Watchman Shave Soap & AS
June 11, 2021
Karve “D” SB
Mitchell’s Wool Fat
Fine Green Vetiver Aftershave
Guerlain Vetiver EdT
cool shower with Nesti Dante Pomegranate and Blackcurrant bar soap
TOBS Herbal pre shave gel
Q Shave adjustable (Futur clone) 2+ passes
Astra S/P (1)
Tcheon Fung Sing Tabacco Verde soap
Thayers Cucumber WH
Tcheon Fung Sing 70 A/S
This razor is deceptively smooth. So much so that one can easily get over confidant and end up with a slight burn ('nuff said).
This isn't the best hard water soap so I spent a little extra time. I let the mug soak in hot water while I was in the shower and then I did a double brush load into a bowl and worked it from there. There seems to be a very fine line between glide and cushion with TFS. Not quite enough water and there's plenty of cushion but if you aren't careful adding water you can easily end up too thin.
My post seems to read slightly negative so let me add that I got a terrific shave today.
Cold Water Rinse
Archaic Eureka Shave Soap
Gillette New DeLuxe Tuckaway
Personna Super (54)
Pinaud Citrus Musk EDC
The Archaic Eureka Shave Soap lathered well with the Jayaruh #217 Synthetic Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Gillette New DeLuxe Tuckaway with a Personna Super Blade (54) gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Pinaud Citrus Musk EDC. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Stirling Mentholated Pre Shave Soap
Yaqi 30mm Barber Pole
Super Speed/Schick day 12
Stirling Gin & Tonic on the Rocks SS
Stirling Glacial Lemon Chill ASB
Master Splash Creations Citrus Melody AS Splash
I suppose I could classify this shave as a Grand Freeze because although the Gin & Tonic on the Rocks soap is not overwhelmingly cold like a Glacial it’s still pretty chilly and both the Glacial Lemon Chill balm as well as the Citrus Melody aftershave are two menthol atom bombs. The Schick blade is still performing well - it helped to get me as smooth as silk!
Have a great weekend - stay healthy and safe. I’m going today for my second Pfizer shot against covid.
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Razor: Rocnel Sailor 2021
Blade: Feather NHS (2)
Brush: Heritage Collection C-MON
Pre-shave: PAA Cube
Soap: B&M Reserve Fern
PAA Galactic Witch Hazel
B&M Unscented Balm
AS: B&M Reserve Fern
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SE SOTD, Fri, June 11th 2021
Razor: Yaqi Excalibur SE, excellent tame mid range, light weight and very easy to manipulate for a large wide 50mm blade IMO. Good daily driver for some folks.
Blade: Chinese blue 50 mm, sharp and smooth, longevity ??. received these with a Shavette ordered months back.
Soap: Razorock XXX, nice clean scent when it dry's down + excellent lather qualities.
Brush: Yaqi lucky dice 26mm tuxedo knot synthetic, excellent lather generator with cloud like soft tips, great scrub + excellent lather painter. This handle would be ideal for large hands & has good ergonomics IMO.
Pre Shave : Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
Post shave: Razorock XXX with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = Excellent shave with my Yaqi Excalibur SE + a Chinese blue blade.
Have some great shaves!
Gillette Fatboy (G3) Razor
Bic Chrome Platinum Blade
Surrey Boar Shave Brush
Viking Revolution Clary Sage Shave Cream
Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Egyptian Musk
Aqua Velva Musk After Shave
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