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SOTD "FREE WEEK" November 16th - November 22nd, 2020

Preshave: Imperial Glycerine Soap /Stirling Ozark Mountain Pre-Shave Oil
Razor: RazoRock Mamba
Blade: PermaSharp Super Stainless
Brush: Rooney 1/2 Best Badger
Soap: Mama Bear’s Ye Olde Barbershoppe
Aftershave: Humphrey’s Witch Hazel/Alum
Balm: L’Occitane Eau des Baux
SOTD, Sunday, November 22, 2020

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: Merkur 33C
Blade: Personna Lab Blue (4)
Brush: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Solar Flare 24mm
Pre-Shave: PAA Cube 2.0 Mentholated
Lather: Derby Lemon
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman
Additional Care:
Alum Block
cold water splash
Neutrogena Men Razor Defense Face Scrub
Thayers Witch Hazel Cucumber Toner

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Saturday night shave


Prep: Neutrogena Razor Defense face scrub
Soap: Dapper Dragon Wassail
Brush: Omega 10290 🐗
Razor: Merkur 34C HD, shave #11
Blade: Vi-John Super Platinum, shimmed (#2)
Post: Alum -> shower. And face felt so good I didn't use anything else I intended

Two-pass DFS on my face and CCS on my neck. No feedback whatsoever from the alum. Hopped in the shower right after then straight to supper as it was late--didn't even get to the hyaluronic acid or Scale Polish balm as intended. And zero ill-effects from skipping--my face felt fantastic. I'm impressed with the soap, needless to say.
Sunday Schick shave, Nov22nd 2020

Razor: Schick Champion injector theme series L type-Mfg,1976,Schick was a sponsor of the Montreal Olympic games. Mild range.
Blade: Personna SS PTFE (7) excellent blade for these mild razors
Brush: Yaqi 24 mm tuxedo knot with black marble handle- Excellent lather creator with cloud like soft tips.
Soap: Gillette Pure shave cream & Tabac remnants of soap- great lather qualities with nice mild scent.
Pre shave: Brush wash whole face CeraVe hand bar cleanser + 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: Italian barber Amici with witch hazel + a dollop of Nivea balm.
Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = :thumbup: great shave with my Schick injector Champion L type, theme series.

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Have some great shaves! Stay & think safe in these times!



Razor: Schick G3 Gold Plated Injector Razor
Blade: Schick Injector
Brush: Simpson's Duke 3 Sapphire Special Edition in synthetic
Pre-Shave: Proraso White
Lather: Simpson's Luxury Shaving Cream
Aftershave: Shannon's 25th Street Lime splash
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder


Sunday's Shave
Prep: Warm shower​
Strop: Tony Miller Premium Steerhide Smooth​
Two pass shave: WTG, ATG/XTG​
Razor: Le Grelot 5/8​
Pre-Shave Cream: Proraso Blue Cream, Aloe & Vitamin E​
Brush: Rudy Vey Design Handle w/ Synbad​
Soap: Murphy & McNeil Crann Bethadh​
Toner: Thayer's Original Witch Hazel​
Aftershave: Murphy & McNeil Crann Bethadh AS Balm​

Evening shave: 11/22/2020

Prep: Warm shower, Nivea Face cleanser
Pre shave: The bluebeards revenge, soapy water from the bowl
Soap: Haslinger Sheep milk
Razor: Merkur 34c
Blade: Merkur (1) - The only included in the package
Brush: Yaqi Rainbow 26er
Alum: Osma
Aftershave: Witch hazel, floid metolado vigoroso lotion, Proraso sensitive balm

Rating: 7.5/10

The performance of the things used is pretty much known. The blade, however, is kinda dull and in the first pass especially didn't do much. This made me do 3 passes. Wtg, xtg and atg. Everything was going fine until I got to the third pass. As soon as I put the alum on my chin turned red. It also stung a lot and so did the floid aftershave. The proraso luckily was soothing. Now, about a half hour after my shave I have razor bumps. Like small red spots all over my chin area. I am sure it was the blade and that third pass. Plus, I had only shaved yesterday so i didn't have much hair to begin with.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Leisurely Afternoon Shallow Angle Shave

Preshave Prep: Hot Shower
Preshave: Proraso White Preshave
Brush: Razorock 400 Aluminum Handle Plissoft Knot (I love this brush)
Cream: TOBS Jermyn Street with a cold water rinse after pass one.
Razor: Rockwell 6S plate 4 using a shallow angle everywhere it was possible. (Under the nose, and below the sideburns on pass one).
Blade: Feather Hi Stainless shave #9
Postshave: Bosomo Alum Block, Hyaluronic Acid, First Aid Moisturizer
Postshave Treatment: Cold Water rinse followed by the Alum Block for one minute, after which the alum was washed off with cold water. Hyaluronic Acid applied to a damp face, followed by the First Aid Moisturizer (this stuff is awesome).
Results: Smooth trouble free shave that was BBS in most spots, but DFS in the rest. This shallow angle shaving is the bomb. I believe shallow angle not only results in a close clean shave, I believe it is extending the blade life. I can’t keep my hands off my face!
Sunday night shave


Prep: Neutrogena Razor Defense face scrub
Soap: MdC Agrumes
Brush: La Maison du Barbier synthetic
Razor: Merkur 34C HD, shave #12
Blade: Vi-John Super Platinum, shimmed (#3)
Post: Alum -> hyaluronic acid-> Stirling Lemon Chill

Another two-pass DFS on my face and CCS on my neck. No feedback from the alum. Always a treat to use my favorite soap. I didn't care for the Lemon Chill the first time I used it, and I still think it's too sweet-smelling for my taste, but man I love the face freeze!
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