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2021 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Shave Trek

All my favourites today:
  • Cold water and Ach Brito glycerine soap for prep
  • Haslinger Schafmilch lathered with my beautiful @Graydog horsehair brush
  • Canadian Old Type loaded with a Bic blade, on its 102nd shave and hanging in
  • Witch hazel and Speick AS
If I ever get another razor it will be a Fatip slant, but I am not quite convinced I want one. The Old Type is so good.

I might pick up a bottle of witch hazel tomorrow, as it is my exception and I am just about done the current bottle.

Happy weekend, everyone.

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I am out officially. We were on the first cruise to go in the Caribbean in over 15 months. We took a tour of the Curacao Liqueur Factory and had some nice samples. On the way out they had a display of Mentholated Lotion and accompanying soap that I found tempting. When I said that I would pass it up, my wife said, "I think you are a damned fool if you don't buy it. We won't be back here soon". That broke me. I have since seen that the lotion is known by other B&B members as the Penguin or Alcolada. Having completed the restraint last year, I am back to day one. I thought it would be a brush that got me. The same with my diet tracking on MyFitnesspal after the food and drink offerings on the cruise. I wish continued success to all who are outlasting me. I will continue in spirit as I proceed on my walk of shame!
 
I am out officially. We were on the first cruise to go in the Caribbean in over 15 months...When I said that I would pass it up, my wife said, "I think you are a damned fool if you don't buy it. We won't be back here soon"...
Latest casualty report follows.

Crewman @Chesty transported up from the surface of planet Pyris VII and immediately collapsed. It was later determined the crewman was killed by sympathetic magic.

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All casualty reports should now be up-to-date.
 
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Stardate 121166.4
Fatip Grande Open Comb
Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge (2)
Yaqi 26mm Mysterious Space Tuxedo
Barrister & Mann Latha Lavanda

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Almost fell victim to a Zenith Silvertip, but it was claimed before I lost my resolve. That particular threat is no longer an issue, so... I had a truly remarkable shave this morning. The razor/blade combination was outstanding. I almost wanted to post results yesterday, but I decided to wait a day just in case the shave was a fluke; it was not. Yesterday's shave was so good that I could have skipped today's ritual, but I had to see if it was an anomaly. The Fatip OC coupled with the 7 OC Yellow rocks! And the brush and soap more than held up their end too. I was done after two passes, but that's just not my style. What a way to start the day.

Crewman #13 still in...
 
Stardate 121169.3
Fatip Grande Open Comb
Gillette 7 O'Clock SharpEdge (5)
RazoRock 400 Noir Plissoft
Barrister & Mann Latha Lavanda

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It looks like I have just enough of the Lavanda sample for one more shave so I can get back to working on what remains of the tub of Proraso in a couple of days. It's been a busy week, but I've managed to get in some truly wonderful shaves. I wish you all the best of what life has to offer. Crewman #13 still in...
 
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Still in.

Fatip OC Slant Piccolo
Personna Med Prep (5)
Zenith B03-A26 aluminum pro boar brush
PAA Ice Cube 2 pre-shave soap as stick
Wilkinson Sword stick + Omega Eucalyptus shave soap
Dickinson's witch hazel with Pereja Limon Kolonya
LEA 3-in-1 balm

Steady as she goes, Mr. Sulu...

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Still in.

I shaved today after 18 days and it was a great experience for me.

Kamisori is back on the front seat and Feather Professional blade reminded me of the possibility of exquisite shaves if I don't stray from it again.

Tabac Original and Chubby 3 made for a great face lathering session.
It's OK to splurge especially when the break lasted for a lot longer than I intended.
 
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