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July 2023 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Still in and another month gone by succesfully.

Last shaves:

Fatip picollo
Bic Chrome Platinum (1/2)
Anbbas synth brush
La Toja shaving stick
Nivea sensitive ASB
Zara vibrant leather EdT

So far: gruming 23 out of 26, SOTMC 22 out of 22, still in my first GRUYERE.
Still out but made it 30/31.

Last shave of the month, headshave today:

Gillette Rocket
Feather (5)
Yaqi Aqua High Mountain Badger
Proraso Blue
RR XXX Fresco

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The razor that put me out arrived today, soaking in dishwater now.
Schick Injector G5, will try it out tomorrow.

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Congrats to all who made it and hope to see you all in the August thread.
Cheers :)
Nice Injector! It will match your blue theme days!
Day 31, 100% complete ✓

Preshave: Hot washcloth
Lather: Gillette Sensitive Gel with Aloe
Brush: Yaqi 24mm synthetic cashmere
Razor: GC.84 SB, Al Handle, Wizamet SI #5
Bowl: Turkish copper
Post-shave: Nivea Balm

The final "soap" of the month is a bit of a joker, left-over canned Gillette gel. I bowl-lathered a generous squirt of it, and managed to get it accurately hydrated.

The scent was industrial (propellant?), but the shave performance was surprisingly good. Post-shave is "neutral", there's nothing actively irritating in there for me, but nothing conditioning either.

I'd take this over a badly performing soap (Wilkinson blue bowl ~2017) or one that gives me irritation, otherwise I'll stick with the old-school methods.

Congratulations if you got this far, or 30/31ed it. I'll sign up for August, so I hope to see some of you over there.


Lounging On The Isle Of Tugsley.
Finish line in site

High Efficiency Summah/Gentlemanly Restraint

Tonight’s luxuriously stupendous shave
RazoRock JAWS 0.84 41/100
Lord Super Stainless (7)
Damp washcloth aka “shave binky”
Whipped Dog Butterscotch 30mm boar brush 15/100
Pre-shave: Warm shower
Lather: Wickham’s 1912, bowl-loaded/face-lathered
Aftershave: Ulm Nom
Post-shave: face wash with shave binky
Post-shave: mentholated Equate moisturizer

I soaked my brush in just a little over a centimeter of water in a coffee cup while I took a quick shower. it wasn’t the water overflow I had been experiencing and dipping the brush’s tips in water helped dissolve the soap, but not make the ultra slick and runny lotion I had been enjoying.

The cap started skipping, so I went to the steeper side of neutral and the blade just glided on the rounded teeth of the comb. More close, comfortable, and fast than I deserved. No aftershave sting, just a great unstubbling. That said, shaving off the cap feels better when I get my lather slick enough.

Less than one hour before I’ve finished a GRUME. It helped that I don’t have any real space for the impulse buy (PAA Filament slant razor) that tempted me hardest. A strong Pound Sterling also kept me from feeling more coated stainless GEM blades, Schick Proline B-20 blades, and a gold-plated FOCS were must-haves. The Filament quickly selling out also helped.

Thank you for letting me participate, @FoolishMortal !
Monday Evening shave
Razor: RazoRock Tech II
Blade: Silver Star (2)
Soap: New Homemade shave soap
Brush: RR Hive 24
Aftershave: Clubman VIBR
Rating: 10/10, BBS
What a nice close shave! Very nice indeed.

Last shave of the month last night and it was a great one at that and the good note to end on.
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