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SOTD "FREE WEEK" May 10th - May 16th, 2021

Wed 12 SOTD
Soap Stirling Hipster
Brush Yaqi 26mm Lucky Dice Badger
Razor RR G37 Slant
Blade Russian Astra Superior Stainless 3rd
Post & Aftershaves Ice Water + Stirling Witchhazel Orange Chill + Hyaluronic + TGS Chronos
Very nice soap!! Great scent, thickly creamy and slick lather...beautiful!!
Shave with razor paired with the blade was excellent!! Really smooth and comfortable yet crisply sharp! 3passes for a mostly bbs result but 1 weeper...Excellent aftershaves too...
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Razor: Razorock Lupo.72, 2nd Gen-MFG 2021> Excellent razor, mid range, carefree shaving unless careless, excellent design IMO.
Blade: Rapira Lux Platinum(2) Excellent blade, Sharp & smoooth with reasonable longevity.
Soap: Cyril R Salter Indian Sandalwood- excellent scent with great lather qualities. Great post shave today.
Brush: Yaqi 24mm tuxedo knot Sagrada Familia- excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, great scrubber+ great lather painter.
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: Alum tested shave indicating not much issues at all, excellent shave.
Post shave: Proraso red sandalwood lotion with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + 1 nick>operator error=:a17:Excellent shave with my RR 2nd Gen Lupo.72 with a Rapira Lux blade.
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Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times, light at the end of the tunnel IMO!
 
Today is
WEDNESDAY
12 May, 2021

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Pre: CeraVe Moisturizing Bar*
Brush: PAA "Phantom Aerolite"
Bowl: Captain's Choice Heavy Copper
Lather: Stirling "Island Man"
Razor: Oristo
Blade: Derby "Premium"
Post: GBS alum block
Balm: CeraVe Moisturizer
Frag: Bigelow Barber Elixir Black
*Figured I'd try to slick things up, again
using CeraVe as a pre-shave. Did something
different this time, though: wet my face, rubbed
the bar over my beard, then waited for a few
minutes to let the stuff soak in before lathering up

That short period of waiting and soaking seemed
to make a big difference in the slipperiness of my
lather--something that was foremost in my mind
after yesterday's bloodletting.

Had a great shave without opening
up yesterday's wounds. All is now
well with the world.

Stay healthy, everyone!

Bill
 
Razor: Gillette 1965 Flair Tip Super Speed
Blade: Crown Platinum (1st)
Brush: Dscosmetic 25mm Boar/Badger mix
Pre-Shave: Innisfree - Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Lather: Extro Cosmesi Liquirizia & Magnolia
Aftershave: Extro Cosmesi - Licorice and Magnolia

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Liquorice and Magnolia…facial opiate
Yes, this shave was all about the scent. I love this understated Extro combination so much I start thinking about it during the day, or when I wake up in the morning . I can’t say I was really paying attention to the rest of the shave, but the fact I used an unknown blade and had a great shave without paying any notice speaks for itself.
 
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Pre
Face wash with Neutrogena Liquid Facial Soap
Soap/Cream
Tabac
Brush
B&B Essential 10th Anniv Edit.
Bowl
Captain’s Choice Copper
Razor
Timeless SS SB .68
Blade
Wizamet
Aftershave
Thayers WH & Neutrogena Triple Protect
Fragrance
Jimmy Choo Man Intense
Rating
10/10.
Comments
This razor never disappoints no matter what blade I use. A nice, smooth, close BBS shave. 5th and final shave with this combo.
 
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