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August 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Still in, last shave of the week.

Muhle Rytmo R89 (shimmed)
Astra SP (4)
Muhle badger
Proraso red (puck)
Alcolado glacial / Proraso red mix
Nivea sensitive balm

I notice that technique matters more than a lot. My first uses of this razor-blade combo weren't that great.
nicks, irritaton, stubble left. In short not comfortable shaves.
This week I had all DFS shaves, no irritation, no blood, nearly BBS.
Still not my uber razor-blade combo but very satisfactory.

The end of the month is getting nearer.
Prep : warm shower / Bulldog original face wash
Pre shave : Proraso green
Brush : Proraso boar by Omega
Cream : Proraso Shaving Soap Sensitive Skin Jar
Razor : Merkur 34 C
Blade : Voshkod (5)
Post : alum block , Nivea cooling balm , Gold bond powder

The end of the month is close, 1 more shave to go on monday.

Yesterday shave was smooth and enjoyable, one of my must enjoyable shave in a while, lets see if that blade can last until month end … no pressure monday
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No shave tonight. Refurbed a gifted vise. A little elbow grease, real grease and oil.

That is all.

Still in.
1-2 days left. I'm glad to see the back of August. For me it been a month of relatively poor health here, I was struck down with a pretty bad cold in the middle of Marathon training that has taken my about 3 weeks to get over. The joys of young kids who collect and bring home various germs for their parents :laugh:. I've managed to get moving again with a 15km run today, 13km yesterday but I'm a long way from where I need to be.

Pre: Antica barberia Oil
Thiers Issard 7/8 Feston Historique Hook Nose
MdC Original (Le Bol de Brain)
Simpsons Chubby 2
Post: SV Illepi butter
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