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

Clubman Pinaud AS. I am still dealing with my neck and the repercussions of my poor technique on Sunday but it is clearing up.
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Have a great day!
Don't let it discourage you!!! It's rare that i get through a shave with no cuts. as my skin is super sensitive, even professional barbers have issues with me :p Just keep at it, and i'm sure you'll get more comfortable with it, and if not, just accept the fact, that you might be one of those, who constantly gets kicked in the face by mother nature ;)
 
Razor: Karve SS CB SB-B
Blade: PIR (4)
Brush: Semogue 830
Bowl: Timeless
Soap: Haslinger Aloe Vera
A/S: Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue
It appears to be that the 830 is finally getting fully broken in. I have had struggles with this brush ‘eating’ lather and not having enough for three passes. Today was great however! Plenty of lather for 3 passes plus leftovers! Thoroughly enjoyed this shave today! Have a great day y’all! 35328667-76D7-4B8F-873E-030239D08D1F.jpeg
 
Thanks. I posted about it here.


Not as much blade feel as I like to I overcompensated and ended up with a few weepers.
Thanks :thumbsup:
 
Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Ash Wood 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Noble Otter ~ Orbit
Razor/Blade:- Muhle Rocca R94 / Wizamet SI #2
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (10 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
Fragrance:- Hugo Boss (Original)
 
Thu 8th SOTD
Soap RazoRock Mudder Focker
Brush Yaqi 26mm Lucky Dice Tuxedo
Razor RazoRock G37 Slant
Blade Bolzano Superinox Inossidabile 2nd
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Stirling Witchhazel BayRum + Hyaluronic
Was able to dial up the soap into a super nice thickly creamy and very slick lather with a scent I like very much but just too mild...!!
Shave with razor paired with the blade was good. Smooth and comfortable in 3+1passes for a bbs to dfs finish. So good was the shave, a half pass performed on the neck and that resulted in 2 creepers...dang! Too greedy...hahaha 😆
Very nice burn and good scent from the BayRum Witchhazel.
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1) Italy: Brush Omega 10777.
2) Italy: Soap Proraso Red Tub.
3) Multinational: Razor Gillette SkinGuard. Cartridge made in Germany, Handle made in Poland and assembled in Poland.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
6) USA: Cologne Calvin Klein Euphoria For Men Cologne.
 

SOTD : 8th April 2021.

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Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/Asda Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.

Pre:
Cold wet flannel to my face.
Pears ~ Transparent Bar Soap With Mint Extracts. + Nuage Menthol shaving Oil.
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Boar.
Bowl Lather.
Lather : Williams Mug Shaving Soap.
Blade: Gillette Winner Stainless. (D4)
Razor: Parker 98r.

Post:
Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils.3 + Menthol Crystals. Mixed Together With 200ml of Care+Witch Hazel./Aloe Vera Gel./ Blue Stratos ASL.

Greetings,

Early morning shave,

Last outing of the Gillette Winner stainless, throughout the week the blade has performed wonderfully with causing no irritation or dulling problems...All in all, though i like the Gillette Winner Stainless & Platinum as both blades have gave me good satisfactory shaving results are suited to my mature skin type, and have paired together wonderfully with the various DE razors that i have used.

Another enjoyable 3 pass + pick ups close comfortable shave with no errors to report...

Finishing to the shave off with a generous splash of Blue Stratos ASL.

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine.;)

Keep safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen.😎
 
SOTD, Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Rating: 4.5 / 5

Razor: Merkur Progress (2.75)
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum (4)
Brush: Stirling 2-band Finest Badger
Pre-Shave: Shower
Lather: Stirling Bergamot Lavender
Aftershave: Old Spice
Additional Care:
Alum Block
cold water splash
Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent (unscented)


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THURSDAY
8 April, 2021

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Brush: PAA Starcraft 24mm synth
Bowl: Captain's Choice Heavy Copper
Lather: Stirling Lime
Razor: Hone Type 15
Blade: Astra green*
Post: GBS Alum Block
Balm: CeraVe Moisturizer
Frag: Lalique "Encre Noire"
*A much better shave than yesterday's.
Switching to the Astra green,
at least in the Hone, seems
to have been a good move.

Also, much as the thought chills me, I did wet
my face with ice cold water after my first pass.
Seemed to make the second pass more efficient.
Guess I'll have to try more cold water.

(Shame on me for changing two variables.)

Stay healthy, everyone!

Bill
 
Don't let it discourage you!!! It's rare that i get through a shave with no cuts. as my skin is super sensitive, even professional barbers have issues with me :p Just keep at it, and i'm sure you'll get more comfortable with it, and if not, just accept the fact, that you might be one of those, who constantly gets kicked in the face by mother nature ;)
Thanks. I rarely cut myself but thats because I follow my own rules and I know to never try to get BBS on the lower portion of my neck but I had a good soap and felt like superman and whoops. 🤪
 
SOTD, Thursday, April 8, 2021

Close, but lots of weepers

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Razor: Merkur Progress
Blade: Astra Superior Stainless
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)
cold water splash


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SOTD - Thursday 08 April 2021



  • Safety Razor: Wolfman Razors - WR1 .67 OC WRH2 polished handle
  • Blade: Rapira - Platinum Lux
  • Shaving Brush: Alpha Shaving - Kryten Titanium - 28mm Fan (Finest Badger)
  • Shaving Soap: Martin de Candre - Original
  • After-Shave: Zingari Man - Unscented - Balm
  • Fragrance: Rebul - Dark Spice - EdC (100 ml)
 
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