Special Birthday SOTD

Discussion in 'Shave of the Day!' started by Doc4, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Doc4

    Doc4 Moderator Emeritus Contributor

    The title kind of says it all! If it's your birthday, post your SOTD here instead of the weekly thread.

    Now, don't just post any old SOTD. You know and I know, and they all know, that your birthday is a special day, and you will (not "might" ... WILL) treat yourself to something special. (If SWMBO allows you to have something that expensive! :w00t:)

    And by all means, if Aqua Velva and Williams Mug is what floats your boar-brush boat, then fly at 'er ... but I'm kind of hoping for some serious razor porn, soap and cream porn, aftershave porn ... well, you get the idea.

    So ... who's birthday is it, anyhow? :biggrin:
  2. johnniegold

    johnniegold Moderator Emeritus

    My birthday is in March, but I like to plan ahead. :wink:
    Great idea Ian. Now let's see some great birthday SOTD's.

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  3. What a most excellent idea! Hell, it's almost the All-Star break: I nominate it for Thread-of-the-Year!!

    I promise to post mine, on the appropriate day.

    Smooth shaving!
  4. johnniegold

    johnniegold Moderator Emeritus

    With the photos JB puts up, everyday is his birthday. :thumbup1:
  5. Jim

    Jim Moderator

    The one you posted is not so Shabby! :tongue_sm
  6. I usually don't come in this forum very often, but I'm glad I did today. My birthday is this Friday, but an early birthday present showed up in my mailbox today. A shiny new Merkur 39C Barber Pole Slant Bar from Lee's Safety Razors. I was amazed, I just ordered it this past Friday morning hoping to get it in time to use for my birthday and it arrived today. I can't wait to shave with it!
  7. My Birthday was Yesterday and I didn't shave, but I am this evening before going out for dinner to a local and fantastic Italian place.

    French green clay mask
    45 minutes in the tub with a good book
    Full kyles Prep
    SCS New Spice shower gel
    Aristocrat w/crystal
    Simpson CH1 Best
    TGQ Lavender Soap
    SCS Lavender ASM
    Penhaligon's LP#9

    No picture I'm afraid camera batteries are dead but I will tyr and remember to stick one up when they come out of the charger.
  8. I had my birthday shave this morning. I got my barberpole slant a couple of days ago and thought I had a good feel for it. Yesterday I got cocky and put a corked Feather in there, and the Feather did what it always does, whether in a Futur, HD, or now a slant. It tore me up, I got all the exact same nicks and weepers and irritation in all the exact same spots the I always get with a Feather, regardless of razor. So todays shave had to be scaled back to single pass with minor touch up to try and allow my skin to heal some. No razor porn today unfortunately.

    My setup for today
    Merkur Futur chrome razor and matching silvertip brush
    Crystal blade
    Nancy Boy replenishing shave cream
    Nancy Boy replenishing after shave balm

    Even with only a single pass with the grain I got a decent presentable shave.
  9. Haven't been on in a few days - my birthday was the seventh...

    Slanthammer 39c with a Feather blade
    Trumper's sandalwood soap
    Rooney Heritage Stubby 2
    Thayer's lavender
  10. Schick Eversharp
    Kent BK4
    Aqua Velva "Green" Sport
  11. Doc4

    Doc4 Moderator Emeritus Contributor

    I gave my #4 ... http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34006&highlight=zowada ... it's innagural shave. (Mine had the scales replaced with lacewood, like in the stock photo from Classicshaving, bleow.) I've been saving it for just this occasion. TOBS St James, Vulfix 377, the usual suspects rounded up. (Turns out the Zowada will need a bit of work on the hones, but hey, what a great razor!)
  12. 24 years old today

    Beverage: Matcha w/ Wildflower Honey
    Music: Ghostbuster's Soundtrack

    EJ Super Medium
    TOBS Almond
    5/8 Heljestrand Oblique Point
    Homemade Bay Rum AS
    Creed Tabarome EdT (Regular, not vintage)

    cheers all
  13. Nice choice, minus the razor, that was mine yesterday.....awesome...:wink:
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  14. Gruder

    Gruder Moderator Emeritus Contributor

    Merkur HD Slant
    Wilkinson Classic Blade
    Shavemac 23mm custom
    QED Special 218 soap
    Thayer's Superhazel splash
    B&B Cologne
  15. My birthday was 8/23. I was going to go with something fancy, but it was a hot day, and it was steamy, so I made a last minute switch to Proraso. Super slick, and the menthol felt great.

    Hot Shower
    C&E Super Badger Brush
    Proraso Cream
    '69 Fatboy with a fresh Feather
    Nivea Energy ASB
    Hugo Boss
  16. Today is my 33rd birthday.

    Pre-Shave - Proraso Pre-Post
    Razor - TI 5/8 Bijou de France + Gillette #66 Aristocrat
    Super Lather - Penhaligon's English Fern + Palmolive European
    AS - Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    Two passes with near BBS results. Great shave on my birthday!
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    Here is my 18th birthday SOTD.

    Now I'm off to buy some cigars, porn, and lottery tickets :biggrin:
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  18. So here's what I treated myself this morning.
    Now that I am forty-ei..ur ah twenty one I'm going to enjoy a nice Padron 64 tonight after football practice of course.

  19. Happy birthday bro, enjoy the santal!
  20. Yesterday's birthday shave consisted of the following:

    Merkur Classic - Red Pack Personna
    C&E Best Badger Brush
    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet Shave Cream
    Aqua Velva
    Penhaligon's Endymion EdT

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