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Hardware
Razor: Pearl L-55 Open Comb​
Blade: Gillette 7OC Permasharp Stainless​
Brush: Bombay Shaving Company Synthetic​
Bowl: Pearl Plastic Shaving Bowl​

Software
Soap: Trigodon Wild Seas​
Post-shave: Anherb After Shave Conditioner​

Shave
Hair growth: 3 days​
Prep: Warm shower​
Lather: Bowl lathering​
Passes: 2 (WTG, XTG + buffing)​
Result: DFS​

No nicks, no irritation, and a pleasant aftershave.

Peace x3 🙏
 
April 1, 2024 Monday shave

Razor: Karve Overlander, brass
Blade: Wizamet Super Iridium (1)
Soap: Barrister and Mann. Le Grand Chypre
Brush: Simpson Trafalgar T3
Post shave: Barbero alum block, Thayer's Witch Hazel
Aftershave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue

Today's shave was no April Fools joke, it was great. Three passes, no drama, no irritation.
The Wizamet blade was noticeably sharper than the FlyDear used last time. Very smooth, too.

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Razor: Gem Feather Weight Deluxe
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE Stainless Steel Blade
Brush: Rubberset 200-3 TNS Boss knot
Pre-Shave: Proraso White Pre-Shave Cream
Lather: Spearhead Shaving Seaforth Black Watch
Aftershave: Seaforth! Black Watch Aftershave Toner
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Nivea Post Shave Balm
 

Tuesday SOTD
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Razor: Rhodium Gillette Toggle (S5)
Blade: Gillette Spoiler (D2)
Brush: Morris & Forndran Chalice 28mm Blonde Badger
Scuttle: Dirty Bird 1.5
Pre-Shave Scrub: PAA Iced Enigma Machine Cube 2.0
Pre-Shave Oil: AOS Sandalwood
Shave Soap: Antica Barbieria Colla Red Sandalwood
Balm: AOS Sandalwood
Aftershave: Ethos Sándalo Artistico Skin Food

 
SOTD: 04/01/2024

Razor: Raw Shaving RS10
Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Yellow, 1st use
Brush: Wolf Whiskers Murrell’s Marble Interrobang Badger
Bowl: Naked Armor Silver Fox Scuttle Mug
Preshave: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Chocolate Cube Soap
Soap: Ethos Shave MC Croap
Aftershave: Eleven Sicilian Lemon Aftershave
Balm: Proraso White Balm
Additional Care: Omega Alum Stick
Additional Care: Thayers Facial Toner Witch Hazel Coconut Water

- Shared from My Shave Den for iOS
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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Pre-shave: cold water splash
Razor: Kai Paper Razor
Bowl: DSC Bauhinia Travel Bowl
Brush: Mühle Liscio Black Fibre
Cream: TOBS- Mr Taylor's Shaving Cream (sample)
A/S: 4711 Original Eau De Cologne

In keeping with this week's theme I have shaved today with a minimalist travel setup introducing the KAI disposable paper razor. This razor is made of coated paper and requires some origami skills to fold it together. It comes in a flat paper bag, which is practical because it saves weight and space. The razor has no plastic parts whatsoever, only paper and steel. It is a three blade cartridge which is glued to the paper. There isn't a lubrication strip.

First shave with it wasn't pleasant because it kept on tugging and skipping and after a while I realized that this was probably due to technique. I'm so used by now to not exert any pressure that I did the same here. Once I applied sufficient pressure the blades glided just fine. Overall shave quality isn't as good as with a DE razor but I achieved CCS on face and SAS on neck in two passes (WTG & ATG). It's a nifty little razor suitable for a quick shave on the road or when enjoying the outdoors. It's extremely light weight at just 3 grams, so that is something to get used to. The shaves aren't great but passable and I think that the razor would be good for 4-5 shaves.

I used a Mr Taylor's Shaving Cream sample today, as that would be something I would bring along on a trip. It would last me 4-5 shaves. Great scent and it lathers amazingly. The Liscio brush is now my designated travel brush as it is small and dries quickly. The DSC plastic bowl is great for travel because I don't need to worry about breakage. The shave was completed with 4711 in a very small travel size bottle.

Today's travel theme is Aotearoa (aka New Zealand). In the background you'll see a bottle of Ti - Toki Liqueur in a ceramic crock which is in the shape of a "tekoteko", the carved figure typically found at the apex of the whare tipuna (ancestral house). A New Zealand abalone MoP shell complements the theme.

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View on mountain range outside Queenstown (alpine helicopter landing on mountain ridge)
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View on Aoraki (aka Mount Cook) 12,218 ft
 

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Preshave St Johns Vetiver soap in the shower
Brush Shavemac silvertip two band DO1 24/54 in copper canyon
Soap Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge made by Valobra
Razor Wolfman WR2 1.25 SB / @Rosseforp GTB handle
Blade Gillette Super Stainless The Spoiler F4 Unsure of the date 1985 maybe made in the USA (7)
Post: PAA Alum, Thayer's Lavender Witch Hazel Toner
splash Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge
Frag Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge


DFS+ 9.7 two red spots no blood.
 
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Razor: Fatip Piccolo
Blade: BIC Chrome Platinum (2nd use)
Brush: Omega 10810
Soap: Noble Otter Bare
Aftershave: Nivea Deep

First time using this soap. It's slick enough, but felt like it dried on my face a little, and I definitely added enough water. I think I need a few more uses to judge it properly. Not the best skin feel after, a bit dry and squeaky.
 

SOTD: 2nd April 2024.

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Shaving Recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/Bulldog Original Shower Gel.

Pre:
Cold wet flannel to my face & head.
Cien PURE Fragrance Free Sensitive Bar Soap.
Brush: Anbbas 24mm Tuxedo synthetic.
Face & Head Lather.
Lather: Phoenix & Beau Citra Royale shaving Soap.
Blade: Gillette Winner Platinum. (D1)
Razor: King C. Gillette.

Post:
Cold Water Face & Head Rinse./Cold water face & Head wash with brush squeezing's,/Alum Rub./Cold Water Rinse./Homemade (~Spring/Summer mix~) Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Essential Oils, 5 Menthol Crystals Mixed Together With Care+Witch Hazel/Yelken Turkish Lemon Eau De Cologne./Nivea Men Replenishing PSB.

Greetings,

Early morning shave,

First face & head shave of April 2024...Throughout April I'll carry on using various razors for both my head & face shaves paired together with a diverse variety of DE blades that I've infrequently used.

An acceptable close combined face & head shave with no errors to report.

Finishing the shave off with a few small dollops of Nivea Men Replenishing PSB.

My face & precious swede are feeling smooth & smelling divine.;)

Keep safe, and enjoy your day ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
 

ajkel64

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1) Italy: Brush Omega 10066 Boar.
2) Germany: Shaving Soap Tallow Tabac.
3) England: Razor Gillette Flat Bottom Tech.
4) China: Razor Blade London Bridge Super Stainless.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm.
7) USA: Cologne Jovan Musk.
 
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