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SOTD "FREE WEEK" April 19th - April 25th, 2021

Wed 21st SOTD
Soap Phoenix & Beau Spitfire
Brush DS Cosmetics 26mm Badger
Razor Parker SemiSlant on Yaqi Handle
Blade Gillette Silver Blue 1st
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Stirling Witchhazel MitA + Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Ice Blue
Soap's scent is nice for me. Good strength leathery & smoky scent. Quality is dependent on loading...today's is abit less so kinda thin...Shave with razor paired with the blade was good. Overall smooth and comfortable for 3passes but own mistake results in a nicked on the chin. Aftershaves were excellent cooling for an oven-hot day.
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21 April, 2021


Brush: H.I.S 25mm synth
Bowl: Captain's Choice Heavy Copper
Lather: Stirling "Barbershop"
Razor: RR Mamba 70
Blade: USTA
Post: GBS Alum Block
Balm: CeraVe Moisturizer
Frag: Caron "Third Man"
Just a great shave this morning.
Slick and easy in two passes
with very few touch-ups.

Stay healthy, everyone!

SOTD, April 21, 2021

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Razor: Merkur Progress (4)
Blade: Astra Superior Stainless (3)
Brush: Yaqi R1740-S Naples Tuxedo
Pre-Shave: PAA Cube 2.0 Mentholated
Lather: Stirling Bergamot Lavender
Aftershave: Proraso Eucalyptus and Menthol
Additional Care:
Alum Block
Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent (unscented)
Hugo Boss
cold water splash

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DE SOTD, Wed, April 21st 2021

Razor: Razorock 2nd Gen Lupo .72 - MFG 2021, excellent mid range, well designed for great results, nice carefree shaving IMO.
Blade: Gillette 7oClock SP (Black)(4) excellent blade Sharp & smooth with good shaves from 1-5 for myself.
Brush: Yaqi Sagrada Familia 24 mm Tuxedo knot- excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips + great scrubber & lather painter.
Soap: Cyril R Salter Indian sandalwood cream, nice scent with great lather qualities.
Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser+ a dollop of clear Aloe Vera Gel on the cleaned beard area.
Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
Post shave: Proraso red Sandalwood with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers = :a17:Excellent shave with my RR Lupo.72 + a Gillette 7oclock SP(black).
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Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!


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Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap
AoS Sandalwood Tallow Formula
Graydog Syn
Captain’s Choice Copper
Wolfman WR2 SB 1.05
Thayers WH & Neutrogena Triple Protect
Jimmy Choo Man Intense
Coming to the end of this soap. Unlike the AP Shaving brush of yesterday, the Graydog had no trouble loading soap from the bit and pieces of the soap. At most, one more use of the soap. A nice, smooth bbs shave.



Last night I used my son’s Shapton Progression to hone one of two old Thistle Cut vintage straights I have, the Persian. I worked it right up to the 30K stone, and now understand the true meaning of scary sharp. I usually blunt the toe point on my Non-round toed straights, but for some reason forgot. Never again! Two divots, one on my right cheek, and the other on my right neck as I was doing a toe down final mug pass will serve as a reminder in the future. The blade tip was so incredibly sharp that I never felt the occurrence. Styptic gel took care of things thankfully. I selected a Gillette New SC for what turned out to be an uneventful two pass noggin shave. I feel refreshed, chastened, but still very smooth!

RAZOR: Thistle Cut “Persian” 5/8 (Mug), Gillette New SC
BLADE: Feather DE
PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
BRUSH: Rearden Razor 316L SS Tuxedo Synth
CROAP: Stirling Glacial Electric Sheep
POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with Glyce Glycerin soap followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with Osage Rub and Cremo Cooling Balm.
SOTD 21.4.2021

Pre-Shave- Cube mentholated soap
Soap- Omega Herbae
Brush- Baxter Badger
Razor- Muhle Rocca R96
Blade- Gillette Platinum(1)
Post Shave- cold water splash, Thayer's unscented witch hazel,
A/S lotion- Brut Sport Style
A/S balm- LEA 3 in 1

Result- no dramas and no need for the alum, smooth/close 3 pass shave.
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