Ok, I've been DE/wet shaving for a little over a month now and felt like I was able to pick it up VERY quickly. As I think most on this forum did, I got a little crazy buying razors, blades, pre and post shave stuff, etc. Well, I felt like I could hold my own now and had to travel for work. This mornings shave seesh was HORRIFIC. Pre-Shave was proraso white label, followed by about a 2 minute steam towel. I used a Merkur 37C I got from BST which the day before worked perfectly with Astra SP (I've ruled the razor and blade). I didn't want to take my Silver Tip brush for fear of ruining it and to pack light I brought along dermalogica shaving cream (normally I use soap and lather) and used it with a Walmart brand boar brush. I finished with a Proraso White Label balm. It felt like my first time shaving EVER. I wanted to get some opinions on what exactly could've gone wrong and perhaps some tips that more veteran DE guys have from their travels. Thanks!