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SOTD "FREE WEEK" February 8th - February 14th, 2021

Sun 14th SOTD
Soap Phoenix & Beau Spitfire
Brush Yaqi 24mm Arctic Sky Deep Blue
Razor GC.84 SB
Blade Tatra Platinum 2nd
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Thayers + Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Ice Blue
Really good lather from the soap. Thickly creamy and slick. Love the scent! I thought it's just leather but now definitely can smell the smokiness of tobacco...because my wife says so...😄
Shave with razor paired with the blade was very good! Really smooth and comfortable especially during the atg pass on the chin and lips area. 3passes for a very close result without any issues. Rating today 10/10!

Sunday SOTD


Razor: Colonial Razors The General
Blade: Schick Proline (D13)
Brush: Heritage Collection Ever-Ready 3 Step 26mm HMW
Bowl: HoneycombCopper 4 ½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: Grooming Dept Unscented
Shave Soap: Beaver WoodWright Ghost Ship
Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Beaver WoodWright Ghost Ship
02/13/21 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Speakeasy Argan Oil Body Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Malbolge Conditioning Shampoo Puck - A Woodsy, Aromatic Fall Classic!
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Love Bombs Artisan Shaving Soap Valentine's Day Release
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Atomic Rocket 26mm Synthetic Suave Knot Shaving Brush
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements El Fantasma EPIC Open Comb Double Slant Safety Razor
Bolzano Superinox Blade - 1st Shave
Lancaster Razor Works Lavender 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 Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Love Bombs Artisan Aftershave/Cologne Valentine's Day Release
Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium Mineral Enriched Natural Deodorant​

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Razor - Kai 5 Blade Cartridge v.s. Gillette Heritage DE Safety Razor
Blade - Kai 5 Blade vs. Astra Green (4th use)
Soap - Arko Shave Stick
Brush - Yaqi Moka Synthetic
Post - Tea Tree and Witch Hazel
Balm - Prorasso Green Tea and Oat

Comments: 48 hours of stubble showdown. Kai fared better than the Gillette Fusion for me, wasn't as close but far less tugging. Still the Gillette Heritage with an Astra blade with some shaves on it, won. Arko is slick, produces a great base to shave on, though I've got to pack it away... wife said in the car, what's that smell? Did you use that white thing to shave again? >>> Long story... permanently banned from using it.
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SOTD : 14th February 2021.


Shaving Recipe For the day.

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

Cold wet flannel to my face.
Cien ~ PURE Fragrance Free Sensitive Bar Soap + Nuage Menthol shaving Oil.
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Boar.
Face Lather.
Lather: Wilkinson Sword Soap Bowl.
Blade: Wilkinson Sword Classic. (2)
Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic.

Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade (~Winter mix~) peppermint lavender eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./ Superdrug ~ Sierran Breeze ASL./ Aloe Vera Gel.


All of the Wilkinson Sword products worked well together....My personal method of using with the soap bowl, is to bloom the surface in tepid water for a few minutes, then rub the puck directly in to my stubble like a shave stick, rather than load it into the brush i find it creates a much better lather when face lathering.

A relaxing 3 pass + pick ups Close comfortable Sunday morning shave with no errors to report...Finishing the shave off with a small dollop of Aloe Vera Gel.

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

Stay safe, and enjoy your Sunday ladies & gentlemen.:cool:

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SOTD - Sunday 14 February 2021

  • Straight Razor: F.A. Herder - #32 - 7/8
  • Shaving Brush: Alpha Shaving - Gothic Revival SHD 2-band Uomo - 28mm Fan (Finest Badger)
  • Shaving Bowl: Yoresh
  • Shaving Cream: Castle Forbes - Lavender
  • After-Shave: Castle Forbes - Lavender - Balm
  • Fragrance: Rebul - Lavanda - EdC (100 ml)


The Aussie Basshole
1) Italy: Pre-Shave Cream Proraso Green Tub.
2) Great Britain: Brush Simpson Special Pure Badger.
3) Italy: Shaving Cream Proraso Green Tube.
4) Multinational: Razor Gillette SkinGuard. Cartridge made in Germany, Handle made in Poland and assembled in Poland.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Italy: Aftershave Balm Proraso.
7) Australia: Aftershave Lotion Lynx Dimension Aftershave Lotion.
8) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.
Alpha Outlaw and Arko Shave Stick with Clubman Bay Rum.

Prep: Hot Shower
Soap: Arko Shave Stick
Razor: Alpha Outlaw/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow Razor
Blade: Personna Red (2)/Merkur Mustache and Eyebrow Blade (??)
Brush: Zenith S series
AS/EdC: Clubman Bay Rum

My last Spicy Sunday in the Middle East. Happy, but sad.
Pre-shave:- Cold Shower
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Finest Badger in Taj Resin 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Noble Otter/APR ~ Jungle Warrior (Limited Edition)
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Gillette Nacets #9
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)
Tonight Tipple:- Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14yrs Old
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