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SHAVE OF THE DAY - 1/3/2022 to 1/9/2022 FREE WEEK

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This was an incredible shave: Rooney, Timeless Bronze OC .78, B&M Bay Rum (Omnibus base), and Atomic Age Bay Rum. This was my first time using the Omnibus base and it is outstanding.
Superb Sunday SOTD, BBS with two and 1/2 passes, no issues, just smooth and nice:

Razors: Maxwell June twinned DE
Blade: Astra SP (2)
Brush: Vulfix 374 Faux Horn in Silvertip- luxurious smaller brush
Soap: PAA CK-6 Future Fiction stick- very slick, nice lather with a distinct feel to it; I put the stick into a pill bottle for storage
Post-shave: cold rinse, alum, cold rinse then Captain's Choice Lime AS splash- refreshing!

Hoping you've had a great weekend!


Razor: Schick G2 Gold filled Injector Razor
Blade: Schick Plus Platinum injector blade
Brush: Jayaruh #429 White Rook in two-band badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Caswell-Massey Newport
Aftershave: Avon Wild Country, white rook bottle
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Rose Petal
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
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Face Wash with Stirling Soap Company Saguaro Blossom Bath Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Agharta Conditioning Shampoo Puck
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements ICE CUBE 2.0 Preshave Soap - Mentholated
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Cosmic Christmas Cookies Seasonal Artisan Shaving Soap - Ultra Premium CK6 Formula
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Green Ray - 24mm Hybrid Tribble Synthetic Brush
Captian's Choice Copper Lather Bowl - Obsidian
Ming Shi Shaver 2000S Razor
Phoenix Shaving Platinum Strangelet Super Sharps Double Edge Blades - 1st Shave
Lancaster Razor Works Tangerine Orange Black Sheep Shaving Towel
Phoenix Shaving No Slip Grip Alum Block with Rubber Grip Band
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Alum Block Dry Dock System
Thayers Alcohol Free Lavender Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Brut Classic Scent Splash-On
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Epic 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) Serum
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Shaving "Ray Rum" Natural Deodorant - Sport Strength - A Cyber Monday Limited Edition!
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01/09 Birthday SOTD

Tree Hut - coconut/lime oil
Wicked Rooster Farm Lavender and Honey
Shore Shave 22 mm synthetic knot
Henson AL13
Feather Hi-Stainless Platinum coated
Aftershave Balm
Duke Cannon After Shave Balm - Ice Cold

Definitely a 10, BBS first time with a Feather!


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Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Rooney Polo 2 Super Badger
Soap: MWF
Razor: Gillette Aristcrat #22
Blade: Vintage NOS Gillette Platinum Royal (1)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel, DR Harris Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion
Scent: Creed Tabarome Millésime EdP

The Aristocrat has recently returned from Razor Emporium following a tune-up, and was a delight to shave with.
SOTD - Sunday - Jan 9, 2022

Edwin Jagger Kelvin - mild but effcient, short handle and maneuverable
Blade: Gillette Nacet (3) - sharp & smooth winner
Brush: Frank Shaving G4 Synthetic 24mm - soft tips, dense high backbone, lather monster
Pre-Shave: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar, VDH Shave Butter - super slick razor glide
Soap: Mike's Barber Shop - smells good, lathers easily, stable, creamy lather, the hype is real
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman A/S - classic barber shop scent, great finish
Growth: 54 hours
Passes: WTG, XTG, ATG, touchup
Rating: 9.7/10

Results: The Edwin Jagger Kelvin is an excellent razor. It's #3 on my Top 5 DE razors. 2nd shave with the OG Artisan. Mike's been making quality shaving soap since 2011. Relaxing Sunday afternoon shave with Mike's Natural Shaving Soap. Fresh and clean Barber Shop scent. Beef Tallow and Kokum Butter make a creamy lather with good cushion. Shea Butter and Lanolin give excellent post shave feel. Outstanding performer. Sharp blade, mild razor and great soap delivers a BBS result. Great shave!

Gem and MdC Monday SOTD a luxury shave, two and 1/2 passes with some clean up to get to BBS-, very close, very smooth, just a tiny bit of stubble I missed, and no mishaps:

Pre-shave: nice hot shower
Razors: ER Streamline- a marvelous shaver, just right for Monday morning; I forget how nice these razors shave- easy, smooth, fairly mild, but feels solid and very effective
Blade: GEM PTFE (5)- what's to say- these blades just work well, especially after a few shaves
Brush: Shavemac Beagle
Soap: MdC Oroginal- a fine preforming soap that made a great lather
Post-shave: cold rinse, then TOBS Luxury Herbal AS cream- smooth, soft and great feeling face and neck

Have a great week!


Friday SOTD
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Razor: Muhle Rocca R95
Blade: Super Iridium (D5)
Brush: Korn D55 Stonite 26mm Super Silvertip
Bowl: Castle Shave 4 1/4"
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lavender
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mandarin and Cardamom
Shave Soap: Moon Soaps Sorrrento
Balm: Moon Soaps Sorrrento
Aftershave: Chatillon Lux Fourth & Pine
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