I start out this week's log with an effortless & easy two pass shave with a lovely smooth razor/blade combo (free of nicks, almost bbs all over. I chose a steep angle and focused the audible feedback the razor provided. The .95 Lupo really did an amazing job on my skin.
Broke out the alum block for the first time in forever. I chose to not use it pretty early on when I got my first safety razor but figured I'd give it another shot for the next few days to see if it's something worth reimplementing. If not at home, perhaps for travel. I do remember my face being red and blotchy afterwards but it may have been from early poor shaving technique.
With that said, so far I'm experiencing the same thing. If it only sticks around for 10-15 minutes and my face feels great for the rest of the day I really don't mind, but time will tell. So far, I remember why I packed this thing away haha. I'll stick with it for a few more days though.
I managed to stave off buying more shaving soap for a few weeks with the January gentlemans restraint, but I've been knocked out by a restocking of a limited edition of a soap that I've been wanting for Summer and didn't want to risk missing out by waiting a week. I'll no longer be making you all cringe at my BlackBerry phone pics but may stop by to enjoy the great shots by others.
Seems like the weird blotchiness I got from the alum has cleared up and my face feels great. I don't think it was from shaving irritation because the initial application had hardly any sting. It showed up a little later. I did let it sit for a minute though, so tomorrow I'll leave it on for less time.
Probably wouldn't have searched my stash to use up things I already have if it weren't for GRUME which is why I like participating in this sort of thing.
Still in because group buy for contributors doesn’t count
Brush: Mozingo 26mm ZT3, I finally figured out with this knot you start with it dry then just gradually add water, both the ZT3 and the DG knots absorb water easily, once I learned how to control the water intake with them my lather stays nice and thick/slick. Both these knots are really incredible, they really add to my variety of brushes.
Blade: Timor (5)
Bowl: Captain’s Large Copper Bowl
Soap: MDC Original, I just love the scent of the original
Razor: WR2 SS SB 1.25mm w/ Timeless Ti Crown Handle
Post Shave: Ethos Unscented Skin Food, Hyaluronic Acid