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Recent content by J Ellelo

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    De vs. Straight edge

    You said it. I just did a feather AC shave after two consecutive shaves with DEs. Absolutely no irritation this morning. I’m thinking I might get that feather kamisori for head shaves- that’s about all I still use a DE for now.
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    De vs. Straight edge

    I find the irritation piece to be true, and I’ve really been wondering about it. I switched from DEs gradually to shavettes, particularly the feather artist club, over the past 2 months. I get great BBS shaves with either one, but with the artist club I get them without irritation. Today I tried...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" October 19th - October 25th, 2020

    Fast becoming a favorite combo- Tabac and Cold Spices. Today with Proraso Green Preshave under a hot towel, classic Samurai with 1/2 Nacet Blade. (I think I still prefer Lord Platinum Saloon blades in my shavettes.) WCS 24mm synthetic with a cream handle. Great start to the day!
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    Post your favorite soap/cream/croap & aftershave/balm combination

    Lately I’ve been liking Proraso green pre shave, Nor’easter soap, and skin bracer splash. I finish off pretty much everything with Nivea sensitive balm, no matter what other scents are involved. Any other suggestions for pairing with Nor’easter soap? I really did NOT like the Nor’easter aftershave.
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    My first shave with a Razorine

    I got a classic brass Razorine a week ago from Shave Nation. Personally I preferred the look of the classic to the bigger knurled ones, and I’m happy to say I have had no grip issues with it. I did have all the same alignment issues, to the extent I almost sent it back. It really does take...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" June 15th - June 21st, 2020

    That is an extremely beautiful razor.
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" June 15th - June 21st, 2020

    Thursday morning hot shower with Beardbrand Spiced Citrus beard softener, bloom water rinse (Col Conk Bay Rum), and a 3 pass shave with Edwin Jagger DE89 Gold, Yaqi Moka Express brush. Finished off with Pinaud Bay Rum and Nivea sensitive post shave balm. This was the first use of the Yaqi Moka...
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" June 15th - June 21st, 2020

    That looks amazing.
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    SOTD "FREE WEEK" June 15th - June 21st, 2020

    This morning I had: Pre- hot shower and bloom water face wash Soap- Soap Commander Courage Razor- Parker Srx Shavette Blade- Lord Super Stainless Post- Omega Alum Stick Aftershave- Old Spice Classic Moisturizer- Nivea Sensitive post shave balm. Burt’s Bees Lip balm. A decent 3 pass shave. Still...
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    Welcome, J Ellelo

    Thanks all! I’m recently getting back into DE and Shavette shaving after many years of sporting a beard. Looking forward to geeking out with fellow enthusiasts 😊
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