Buy the balm if you need the balm. Replacements are allowed.Still in... for now.
Prep: Hot shower
Razor: Kropp full hollow
Brush: Parker BKBB
Soap: Stirling Almond Creme (blought for my wife, but I haven’t tried Stirling before so yes, I nabbed some)
Post: Sudsy Soapery Uplift Balm
The Stirling soap was great. I think it was better than the sudsy soapery I’ve been using for a long time. Just a better feeling lather. This razor and I just don’t get along. I had one weeper on my chin and another under my nose. I continue to use it because the edge on my other really needs some work and I’m going to take a crack at it when my stone gets here. Then I’ll probably end up sending it out again. The after shave balm was crap. I decided to use it because their balms work great for me, and I figured the lemon scent would go fine with the almond. But I took it on vacation about a year ago and something with the plane made it separate, which I knew before, but now it smells just terrible. I haven’t used it in awhile because SWMBO doesn’t like it. I threw it out. And I’m almost out of my other balm. I have plenty of soaps at the moment, but no balm.
I joined this challenge thinking that it was the wrong challenge for me and that it was going to be way too easy. I just don’t buy stuff for shaving. I’m happy with my setup. However, since joining and spending more time on B&B I find myself wanting to try more soaps and I really want another brush.... so I’m probably going to use this need for a balm as an excuse to buy another soap/balm combo with a balm that I can use with the Strop Shoppe soap I was gifted.
Wow. That got long. Sorry
That looks like a '40's Style SuperSpeed.View attachment 1299011
Was going to wait until after lunch but couldn't. I'm starting to really think I like the nacet blades more than these gsb ones.
Also this razor (who's name I forget) while good, has a really small/short handle and for some reason I'm just not -comfortable- with it, if that makes sense.
The boar brush however, is amazing. I love it.
Happy birthday! Thanks again for the FOCS - it's performing quite well.