SoS: June 30, 2014 - July 6, 2014

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by crackstar, Jun 29, 2014.

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  1. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Summer is in full swing now, so here's my set-up for a wonderful day called,

    Menthol Monday!

    Gatsby Ice Cooling Gel Facial Wash :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Large Horsehair Barbershop
    Super Speed/new Sharp
    Stirling Glacial Wintergreen SS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    444 AS Balm :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Osage Rub AS :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :love055: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily: :Animatedfrozensmily:
    Aramis EdT

    If this set-up doesn't freeze a man's face off then nothing will. The Gatsby facial wash is icy-cold, and the sensation lasts quite some time. To this day I cannot get over how frigid this Glacial Wintergreen soap's awesome lather and beautiful scent, not to mention the intensity of the freezing effect it gives. The 444 balm together with the Rubby Dubby Doo are a heavenly combination. ;) :D
  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor

    Noxzema Classic Clean
    Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
    Frank Shaving Finest Badger
    Gillette NEW
    Astra SP (6)
    Thayers Cucumber WH
    Mennen SB AS

    It was a really nice shave today with the MWF face lathered by my Frank Shaving finest badger brush. The Gillette NEW with the Astra SP did the job in two passes. After my cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Cucumber WH and Mennen Skin Bracer WH. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2014
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  3. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    So it is 4.37 am here in Denmark. My two year old has had me up since 3.50. But I have perked up by realising it is 4.37 on a Monday morning. Menthol Mondays!!!!:D . So today will be
    Proraso green soap
    Proraso pre shave
    Proraso aftershave
    Gillette Slim
    Gillette Silver Blue blades.
    Can't wait.
    Just going to watch some cartoons with my little girl and get loads of cuddles first.:)
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  4. theunnamed

    theunnamed Well-Known Member

  5. fram773

    fram773 Well-Known Member

    That FS brush is peeling?
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  6. Recklesstr

    Recklesstr Arkoholic

    Monday Noon Shave
    Edwin Jagger DE8911
    Blade: ASCO (1)
    Brush: Vie-long White Horse Hair
    Soap: Proraso Green

    This shave was the best shave ever. I had such a close BBS that I'm amazed. I noticed that Asco is a very comfy and sharp blade. I didn't even feel it's cutting, but in one pass, I almost had BBS! I just did another pass to make it perfect. I didn't use any after shave or cologne this time, but I have a great feeling on my face now.
    I'll definitely buy more from this blade in near future. Have a great week!
  7. RaZorBurn123

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

    June 30, 2014

    Prep: Cold shower. Axe Boost Energizing Face Wash
    Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89
    Blade: Red I.P.
    Lather: Valbora Menthol
    Brush: WD Synthetic
    Post: Alum. Dickinson WH
    Aftershave: Fine Snake Bite. Axe Shield Sensitive
    I'm up really early, it never cooled down last night, even with the AC blowing. Today will be near 100F/37C Valbora isn't really cold, the snake bite made up for the Valbora. :happy005:
    Go out and get it!
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  8. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Weber PH Bulldog
    Rapira Swede
    Semogue BC Cerda
    Palmolive Shave Stick
    Superior 70 (Boosted with M-Bomb)
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  9. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Gem Push Button
    GEM (SS, PTFE) (d1)
    Ogallala Stick
    Vulfix 2235
    Osage Rub
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  10. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    B&M Monday
    Barrister and Mann makes some great soaps. I love their complex scents, especially this Ferox, with its peppery grapefruit, and other things I cannot begin to identify. Perhaps the only thing better than their scent is the post shave feel on my skin. I love soaps with Shea butter, and I like lanolin, so B&M's combination of these two ingredients is amazing. I got a smooth and easy shave. I finished with Fine Platinum, which compliments Ferox nicely.

    Prep: warm shower, RR/HTGAM lime menthol
    Soap: B&M Ferox
    Brush: HIS
    Razor: iKon SC101
    Blade: Personna blue (1)
    AS: Fine Platinum
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  11. KnockOut Shave

    KnockOut Shave Well-Known Member

    Truly American Shave
    Brush: WSP Monarch
    Razor: Standard Razor
    Blade: Personna Med Preps
    Cream: KnockOut Shave Citrus of Paradise
    Aftershave: Fine American Blend

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  12. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member


    Prep: Hot Shower-Stirling Scots Pine Bath Soap
    Soap: Godrej Lime Fresh
    Razor: Gillette Slim [6]
    Blade: Viking’s Sword (3)
    Brush: oscar11 TGN 2-Band Finest 24mmx50mm
    Aftershave: Captain’s Choice Lime

    WTG-XTG-ATG (adjusted angles for my beard)

    The Godrej Lime Fresh is an excellent cream. It is easy to lather and I like the lime scent. The Slim and Viking’s Sword did their job again. Great smooth, close, and nick free shave.
    I finished up with my sample of Captain’s Choice Lime! This is my 2nd sample bottle, I really need to order a full bottle.


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  13. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    hot shower w/Pinaud Clubman Musk scented body wash
    Homemade PSO
    1950 Gillette SuperSpeed 2+ passes
    Astra SP (5)
    Marble Shave Set boar
    Dr Dittmar soap
    Thayers unscented w/aloe
    Pinaud Clubman Musk AS

    My best guess is this new razor is a 1950 SuperSpeed and the new brush is a boar. Both cleaned up pretty good despite the razor being extremely gunked up and the brush having the worst smell of any brush I've acquired to date. The brush appears to have had very little use so I'm not sure why is smells so bad but maybe I don't want to know. I didn't think about it when I got this white/gray marble shave set yesterday but it goes very well on my sink which is white porcelin with chrome faucets and a light gray backsplash. Both pieces are heavy so I need to take care and not drop them on the hard floor and break them.

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  14. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Today's Shave ...

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  15. TSimons

    TSimons not allowed near railroad tracks

    SOTD June 30

    Prep: hot shower
    Razor: George Wostenholm & Son Celebrated I-XL
    Brush: Vie-Long
    Soap: Proraso green
    Passes: 2 (WTG, XTG)
    Post: Witch Hazel

    Sometime last week I read about someone having issues getting a smooth irritation free shave on their neck, and one of the suggestions was to shave this area first to make sure the lather is not drying out. I have done similar in the past when using a straight, and it doesn't hurt. Today I used the same logic and started to shave the left side of my face first, as I tend to have problems with my beard line on that side of my face. It didn't help as much as I would have liked, but it did help.
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  16. Adonis

    Adonis Well-Known Member


    Pre: Shave Secret
    Brush: Shea Moisture Shave Synthetic
    Soap: C.O. Bigelow – Eucalyptus
    Razor: Gillette TTO Black Handle
    Blade: Sharp Stainless
    Splash: Wal-Mart Witch Hazel 86%
    Post: Dove Men+Care ASB
    After: Fine Classic After Shaving Splash – Fine

    I finally decided to get on board with Menthol Mondays. It’ was a good decision! My head is still tingling! I am really liking the Bigelow soap. I can feel the menthol through out the entire shave. Makes a very solid, creamy lather with little effort. The razor should glide easily. I said “should” because today was rough...

    Find out "why" at That Shave Life!:eek:
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  17. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    6/30/2014 Menthol Monday!!

    Prep: Hot shower with Shea Moisture Face Scrub and Wash, home made PSO
    Razor: Muhle R41 2013, French Fau Frame Back straight razor
    Blade: Viking Sword (2)
    Brush: Vie Long Horse Hair 23mm knot
    Soap: Yeti Snot Shaving Soap
    After: Home made ASB, Barbon after shave
    Cologne: Prada - Amber Pour Home Intense

    A cold 2 pass Darn Fine Shave.

    Have a blessed day!
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  18. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    That's a nice looking set!
  19. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk


    Prep: Warm shower and face wash
    Lather: Stirling Spice
    Brush: Vie-Long Lord Randal mixed hair
    Razor: Gillette New razor
    Blade: Astra SP (2)
    Post: Old Spice aftershave

    Decided to use the Stirling Spice today. The soap was relatively dry having been in the container for over a month without use, so I took a wet brush to it. Mistake! Foamy and light and no substance, so started over with a dry brush and the soap was wet. Loaded up plenty of soap in about 25 seconds, made good slick lather in my scuttle. New razor just delivered once again, no nicks, no weeps and a DFS with little effort.

    Have a great week all!
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  20. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Filarmonica 14 Sub Cero
    H.I.S. XL synthetic brush
    Proraso pre shave
    Calani Eis Engel soap
    Myrsol Formula K

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