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December 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Headshave today - Still in

Gillette Rocket Flare Tip
Gillette Rubie (7)
Semogue 820
Cella
Stirling Gentleman

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Still in (out of competition)

Holidays are nice, but tend to augment my urge to purchase things I like.
I found a way to handle this today.
While stumbling on a review of the Rapira Swedish Supersteel (I bought 100, haven't used them yet),
I was wondering what made me buy them in the first place.
So I started reading more on this blade and thoroughly enjoyed myself. In the end I understood why I bought them.
So: my advice for hard times while GRUME-ing: read back reviews of items you purchased. It might bring back the same pleasure it did before you bought them 👍🏽
 
Had a close call this morning-
Been super surprised the Simpson black Friday sale Classic 1 in 2 band hasn't been snatched up yet. Figured I'd finally snatch it up and made an account, put all of my information in, logged into my PayPal, saw the final price after the exchange rate and proceeded to laugh at it and cancelled everything.

I don't need a new travel brush. I've been traveling with my current one and I keep boasting to myself how much I like using it and need to include it more in my rotation at home. I'm sure I'd love the Classic 1 in 2 band and it would be completely worth it but I have enough toys at home. I think just being limited to my travel setup on the road has assisted my eyes wandering a bit for the past week.

Regardless, still in! Almost through gentleman!
That was mighty close, brother.
Glad you didn't tumble in the abyss of regret.
 
Home sweet home! Had a great time with family this Christmas. Home is where the heart is my shaving stuff is. Had some great shaves with my travel setup but the second I got home I whipped out my Beagle and the Rolls Razor and got that mess off my face. It's good to be back.
 
Still in and finished (out of competition)

Today I shaved with:

Razor: Parker Semi Slant
Blade: Personna Platinum
Soap: Martin de Candre Fougere
Brush: Proraso Boar
AS : Stirling Black Ice
Balm : Chiseled Face Cryogen

Great shave. The blade was a little rough. MdC lathers superb in my bowl.

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Still in and finished (out of competition)

Today I shaved with:

Razor: Parker Semi Slant
Blade: Personna Platinum
Soap: Martin de Candre Fougere
Brush: Proraso Boar
AS : Stirling Black Ice
Balm : Chiseled Face Cryogen

Great shave. The blade was a little rough. MdC lathers superb in my bowl.

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What is that wooden thing? Is that a sacrificial table for Omega brushes? :eek:
 
In and done. Same setup as the past week. Will use the same until the tuck is done (2 blades left - 8 shaves), Stirling is green on the bottom so another month, maybe. I'll use the razor all through January and then switch.

RazoRock Eco Gold
Stirling Bay Rum
Gillette Super Thin Platinum
Omega Boar

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