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12 August, 2023
Prep: Hot towel
Razor: Weber ARC
Blade: Astra SP
Brush: New Forest Tubby 1 Finest
Soap: Shannon's Soaps: A Quiet Storm
Post: CeraVe moisturising lotion..
Fragrance: A Taste of Heaven, absinthe verte
I've always had a thing for Shannon's Soaps, but this new Chupacabra Base is something else.. A fantastic shave was had..
Semogue Saturdays

Hello friends

An 18°C winter afternoon around here. To deal with my 3 day beard I resorted to my old and ruthless friend Green Cult 2.0 plate IV. I usually use a sharp blade on it like Nacet, Wizamet, Perma-Sharp or even Feather. But, due to its Gap of 1.05 and Positive Exposure of 0.20 I thought I'd try something smoother like Gillette Silver Blue and… I loved it. A BBS without any cuts or harshness. To complete the partnership, Arko stick, Semogue 1305 and Pinaud Clubman.

Accompanied by a respectable duo: Stan Getz and Bill Evans.

Rating: 10

Have a nice weekend and great shaves.

Fourth Blackbird Shave

Brush: Simpson Wee Scot 13/39
Soap: Clubman
Razor: Blackland Blackbird (4)
Blade: Gillette 7o’clock Black (4)
TEST: Lea 120g Alum Stick
ASL: Aqua Velva Ice Blue

A fine shave. :biggrin:

Little by little my technique's improving with the Blackbird. I'm really enjoying this trial run. :w00t:

Happy shaves guys. :cornut:

Sunday SOTD

Razor: Colonial Razors General SS/BG 32 pounder
Blade: Schick Proline P-30 (D7)
Brush: WildWestBrushworksw Romera 24mm Silvertip
Bowl: Creek Road Pottery 5½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: PAA Ice Cube 2
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mojito
Shave Soap: Ariana & Evans St. Barts
Balm: Viking Soaps Bay Rum
Aftershave: Captain's Choice Sample C
I love how you, Mr. Beto Salatini, are creating the mood, with the music as part of the shaving ceremony. I really love your music taste. But, as Mr. Happy Jack said, I can't fully enjoy the shave without the crisp sound of the blade cutting the whiskers. I've tried to listen music while shaving, but it didn't work for me. A sip of scotch and some music after is my routine.
Thank you very much my dear @Zipp for your kind words. I'm really glad you like the kind of music I listen to while I shave. You know, my dear friend, I'm an anxious guy and I need to be relaxed to shave. The music allows me that, I'm afraid if I focus too much on the shaving noise I might get tense too. But, to tell you the truth, I would love to be able to relax and listen to the sound of the blade cutting my whiskers…I think I'll give it a try.

Have a great Sunday.
❤️ 🪒

SOTD: 13th August 2023.


Shaving Recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body+Face Wash.

Cold wet flannel to my face & head.
Pears with Mint Extracts Transparent Bar Soap.
Brush: Chinese Unbranded Horsehair.
Bowl Lather.
Bowl: Home Bargains Stainless Steel Side Bowl.
Lather: Proraso Sandalwood Shaving Cream.
Blade: Voskhod Teflon Coated. (D2)
Razor: SNMIRN Adjustable. (settings) 4-wtg,8-atg,+pick ups.

Cold water face wash with brush squeezing's, Cold Water Face Rinse./Alum Rub./Cold Water Rinse. /Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils.3 Menthol Crystals Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./Brut Splash-On Lotion./L'0REAL Barber Club Reinforcing ASB.

A relaxing Sunday morning shave.

A enjoyable 2 pass + pick ups close comfortable shave with no errors to report.

Finishing the shave off with a few small dollops of L'0REAL Barber Club Reinforcing ASB.

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine. 😉

Stay safe, and enjoy your Sunday ladies & gentlemen. 😎

Prep: Valobra Glicerlanolina Soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: TroyCraft Sapphire Amphora 3-band Silvertip Badger
Soap: Body Shop Macca Root Aloe
Razor: Rex Konsul (3.0)
Blade: Vintage NOS Personna Super Platinum Chrome (9)
Post: Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel, Santa Maria Novella Colonia Russa Aftershave Lotion

Outstanding aftershave lotion.

Razor: Gillette "Fatboy" Adjustable (E2)
Blade: Gillette Nacet Stainless (D8)

Lather: Zingari Man The Merchant
Brush: Omega Boar 10005/80005
Bowl: Bluff Cove Pottery

Post 1: P.A.A. Alum /w No-Slip Grip System & Dry Dock System
Post 2: Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Deep Cleansing Astringent w/ Menthol & Eucalyptus
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman Classic Vanilla

What an enjoyable shave. Zingari Man's The Merchant smells really good and is one of those fragrances that draw me back for more sniffs. You can never go wrong in my book with amber or vanilla. But the spice! It just adds this great quality, this great character. It'll draw you in too. I promise you.

I did a three-pass shave starting on 9 then dropping to 7 for the other two. The Fatboy paired with a Nacet blade did an admirable job leaving me with no complaints.

I chose Classic Vanilla for my aftershave and let me tell you. I just love this stuff! I find it intoxicated. No matter how many times passes my love for this aftershave never fades. I swear I wish this fragrance had a matching soap.

Anyway, I had a great shave and I hope you do too.


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1) China: Brush Yaqi Rainbow No 26 Synthetic Horsehair.
2) Turkey: Shaving Soap Arko.
3) England: Razor Gillette Flat Bottom Tech.
4) China: Razor Blade Jianyu Stainless.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Australia: Aftershave Balm Natio For Men Calming Aftershave Balm.
7) USA: EDT Vera Wang For Men.
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