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SOTD "FREE WEEK" October 12th - October 18th, 2020

10/17/20 Shave of the Day
Face Wash with Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Dirty Glow Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Malbolge Conditioning Shampoo Puck - A Woodsy, Aromatic Fall Classic!
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Clown Fruit's Glo CUBE 2.0 Glowing Preshave Soap - Spooky Seasonal Scent
Phoenix Shaving The Original Chill Mill - Menthol Grinder
Local Gents Clown Fruit Artisan Shave Soap
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements The Amber Aerolite 24mm Stygian Synth Hybrid Brush
Creative Flame Pottery Stoneware Shaving Scuttle
Whitmor Water Spray Bottle
Mountain Mike 3” English Bridle Leather Strop
Ralf Aust 5/8” Round Point, Olivewood Handle, Full Hollow Grind Straight Razor
Laboratoires Osma Pure Potassium Alum Block
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Alum Block Dry Dock System
Thayers Alcohol Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner with Aloe Vera
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Clown Fruit Artisan Aftershave & Cologne
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Diver Down Natural Deodorant - Sport Strength - Homage to the Original Seaforth Spiced!
Maggard’s Razor Oil​

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1) Germany: Brush Vintage Muhle Erzeugnisse Shaving Brush.
2) Germany: Shaving Cream Tabac.
3) Vietnam: Razor Gillette Blue 2 disposable.
4) France: Alum Block Osma.
5) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
6) Germany: Aftershave Lotion Nivea Men Deep Aftershave Lotion.
7) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.
 
Saturday SOTD

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Razor: Oneblade Hybrid
Blade: Feather FHS-10 (D6)
Brush: Montalvo 25mm Black Wolf
Bowl: HoneycombCopper 4 ½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Eucalyptus & Spearmint
Shave Soap: Tallow + Steel Rainforest
Balm: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Tallow + Steel Rainforest
 

SOTD : 17th October 2020.

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Shaving recipe for today.



Prep: Warm shower / Original Source ~ Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.


Pre:


Cold wet flannel to my face.


Simple ~ Sensitive Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.


Brush: Yaqi ~ Naples 24mm Synthetic.


Face Lather.


Soap: Monsavon au lait.


Blade: Mers ~ Supershave X Platinum. (1)


Razor: Muhle R41.


Post:

Cold Water Face & head Rinse./Homemade peppermint lavender, eucalyptus +Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./ Calvin Klein ~ Eternity For Men ASL.


Aloe Vera Gel.



Greetings,


A new shave set up to start the weekend...Second outing with the Mers Supershave X Platinum which paired together nicely with the Muhle R41 making a smooth efficient duo.

As always this inexpensive soap provided a luxurious protective slick lather....The monsavon au lait has become one of my favourite shaving soaps, the post shave feeling it gives is absolutely superb, making each shave i have with it a very enjoyable shaving experience....Outstandingly good what more can i say.

A pleasurable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Aloe Vera Gel.

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

Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.:cool:


 
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10/16/2020

I shaved with the following:

Wilkinson Sword vintage DE razor (the metal butterfly one)
Feather Blades
Wilkinson Shaving Cream (rasiercreme)
Proraso Green pre shave
Wilkinson Pure Bristle Brush
Proraso Green after shave lotion
Noxzema Cool carbon balm
Nivea men moisturizing cream

I like the razor, the pre shave, the aftershave balm and lotion and nivea creme, the brush.

However, i had some issues with the shaving cream which left my face dry and generally dried up quickly. I also found the feather blades too sharp. I cut myself a couple times and went over some pimples that started bleeding. I don't know if it's my technique that lacks because i'm new or the fact that I only shaved yesterday so i didn't have long hairs because when i went to shave sideways i got cuts and painful moments....

Any advice?
Hello there,

Whatever the razor you shave with it'll takes a few shaves to adjust. Technique & shaving confidence + finding a blade that is suited to your skin type are the key to good shaving results...My humble advice to you is 'Shave the lather from your face rather than the stubble'! this will help you to tell yourself to let the weight of the razor & blade do the work with virtually no pressure when shaving.
I always apply this method when shaving with all my razors ' aggressive or non-aggressive. '

Last but not least, don't expect too much too soon.!.Go for comfortable irritation free shaves, don't go for BBS shaves..go for enjoyable ones that cause you no irritation or discomfort .

Enjoy your new way of shaving.

Regards. Barry :thumbsup:
 
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Hello there,

Whatever the razor you shave with it'll takes a few shaves to adjust. Technique & shaving confidence + finding a blade that is suited to your skin type are the key to good shaving results...My humble advice to you is 'Shave the lather from your face rather than the stubble'! this will help you to tell yourself to let the weight of the razor & blade do the work with virtually no pressure when shaving.
I always apply this method when shaving with all my razors ' aggressive or non-aggressive. '

Last but not least, don't expect too much too soon.!.Go for comfortable irritation free shave, don't go for BBS shaves..go for enjoyable ones that cause you no irritation or discomfort .

Enjoy your new way of shaving.

Regards. Barry :thumbsup:
Thank you Barry!

I have already ordered many different blades to test them out.

I'll go WTG for now.
 
Sat 17th OCtober#13
Soap
The Goodfellas Smile Italian Orange
Brush Yaqi 24mm Sagrada Familia
Razor Gillette British RFB
Blade Gillette Winner Platinum #1
Post & Aftershave
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic + Aqua Velva Musk
Fantastic lather from soap and brush combo. Creamy and slick with nice scent.
Shave with razor paired with the blade was good & efficient. Smooth and comfortable but a tad less than London Bridge blade. 3passes for bbs result but somehow some minor weepers. Excellent post & aftershave. Rating 9/10
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Date:- 17 October 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- Maseto Beehive 'Horn' Tuxedo Synth. 26/54mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Mike’s Natural ~ Lime
Razor/Blade:- Rockwell 6S-R4 / Gillette Nacet #11
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Invite E High Potency Pure Oil (25 drops), Natural Plant Glycerin (20) & Tea Tree Oil Antiseptic (5)
 
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