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SOTD "FREE WEEK" April 5th - April 11th, 2021

How was it? :)
Thanks. I posted about it here.


Not as much blade feel as I like to I overcompensated and ended up with a few weepers.
 
Razor: STAR - Gold Tone DE
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (2)
Brush: Dscosmetic - Carrot Handle Synthetic(26mm)
Pre-Shave: Innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Lather: Mikes Natural Soaps - Wild Honeysuckle
Aftershave: Extro Cosmesi - Licorice and Magnolia
Additional Care:
Barrister & Mann - Terrorade

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Shave Rating: 10/10
Magnolia, Honeysuckle & Liquorice ... Chilled
Oh yummy. What wonderful pleasures for my face today. For some reason I just felt like some southern blossoms lightly chilled. Absolutely perfect, and the liquorice brings it all together. Sheer post shave joy.
...And what would a shave be without an excellent razor. I have yet to have had a bad shave from one of my STAR DE razors. Right at the very top of my razor list. I’ll never be without one!

I finally got my vaccine yesterday...and swapped out my winter tires...and an oil change.
 

Whiterook

Contributor
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Razor: Merkur Progress
Blade: Personna Lab Blue
Brush: Simpson Commodore X2 Best Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Imperial Leather Talcum Powder
 

Cal

Contributor
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Brush: Shavemac Olive Wood 20/44 Silvertip 2-Band
Soap: TFS Traditional Almond
Razor: Fine Marvel head on custom olive wood handle
Blade: Personna Platinum Chrome (4)
ASL: Almond Splash (home brew)

A very fine shave. :biggrin:
Most enjoyable... and I think I might change things AGAIN next shave. :letterk1: :laugh:


Happy shaves guys. :cornut:
 
Razor: Gillette aristocrat '46-'47
Blade: 7' o'clock green
Brush: Rubberset 400/4
Soap: SW Druantia
After:
Thayers rose petal witchhazel
shave notes: the blade was past it's prime and I felt mildly of caca from the prior days jab but still managed to get a pretty irritant free shave. may help that this and my merkur 23c were my go to razors for about six years
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Pre: Shower
Razor: Rocca R95
Blade: Feather
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Mew Brown
Soap: MdC Rose
Post: WK Chypre Rose Concerto Splash

Did not intend or want to use a feather again in a Rocca after one experience but had to this morning due to having no other blades in my shaving bag. Reluctantly loaded the feather only to be amazed with the results. The Rocca retained its smooth feeling but upped the efficiency a notch or two


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Thursday SOTD

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Razor: Rocnel SE50
Blade: Schick Proline (D4)
Brush: Saponificio Varesino LE Manchurian HMW 26mm
Bowl: Symmetrical Pottery Shave Bowl
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGLO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Mojito
Shave Cream: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
Balm: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
Aftershave: Chatillon Colonia Balsamica Toner
 
Fendrihan Bergamot preshave oil
TOBS Grapefruit Shave Cream
Feather SS with a Proguard Blade first use............also first use for this razor and first straight razor shave of any kind on myself. One small weeper on the neck was all the damage.
Rockwell Model T with a first use Silver Blue Blade used head and around my mouth plus fourth pass on face.
Simpsons CH3 Manchurian - a damn beast and this one is almost as soft as a Super Badger.
Truefit and Hill Facial Moisturizer
Clubman Pinaud Lime Aftersjave

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Razor: Gillette aristocrat '46-'47
Blade: 7' o'clock green
Brush: Rubberset 400/4
Soap: SW Druantia
After: Thayers rose petal witchhazel
shave notes: the blade was past it's prime and I felt mildly of caca from the prior days jab but still managed to get a pretty irritant free shave. may help that this and my merkur 23c were my go to razors for about six years
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Very nice brush. Is that the original knot?
 
Tuesday April 6 SOTD

PRE: Wash face with charcoal glycerin soap
Razor: Gillette Slim Adjustable
Blade: King C Gillette (18)
Brush: RazoRock 400
Soap: RazoRock Blue Label

Wednesday April 7th SOTD

Pre: Wash face with charcoal glycerin soap
Razor: Gillette Tech head on King C Gillette handle
Blade: King C Gillette (19)
Brush: unbranded Pure Badger 20mm
Soap: Palmolive Shave stick
AS: 70's era Aqua Vela

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Definitely the last go with this KCG blade. Starting to tug and some irritation on the face. Will try a new blade with the same setup next time.
 
Wednesday shave

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Prep: Noxzema
Soap: MdC Fougere
Brush: Epsilon horse
Razor: Timeless .95, matte SS, #9
Blade: Astra SS, #1
Post: alum -> hyaluronic acid -> Brut aftershave

As a big fan of the Astra SP, I was curious how the Astra SS would compare. At least on this first use, not as well for me. My typical two passes + neck touch-ups led to DFS on my face and a mix of CCS and SAS on my neck. More feedback from the alum, too. The Epsilon and MdC were fantastic, though!
 
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