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2024-04-04

Ikea Bowl ¤ Semogue 1439 Boar ¤ Mühle R101 + Lea
Proraso Azur Lime Cream, Aftershave Balm & Cologne

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:mad2: Tax Day Shave 😱
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Razor: Yuma Plastic ($13 for 12)
Blade: Gutche (Gotcha?) stainless steel (I think) $.40 for tuck of 10 on Alibaba
Brush: Came with $7 shaving bowl
Bowl: $7 plastic barber mug from AliExpress (came with the brush)
Preshave: Noxema Classic Clean (multipurpose)
Soap: Ariana & Evans Spartacus – a reminder even slaves to the government can hope (and I have drawn the line here)
Aftershave: Crystal Witch Hazel, NeliMed Wound Wash, BandAids, and Vaseline (also multipurpose on tax day)
General: Cold Water (can't afford electricity anymore), paper towels (using towels for clothes)

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Razor: Apollo Mikron
Blade: Rapira Stainless
Brush: Simpson Captain 2 Best Badger
Pre-Shave: Proraso White Pre-Shave Cream
Lather: Chiseled Face Ghost Town Barber
Aftershave: Fine American Blend
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Nivea Post Shave Balm
 

Friday SOTD
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Razor: Wolfman WR2 1.05
Blade: Gillette Spoiler (D5)
Brush: Oumo Compass Undercurrent 31mm Manchurian
Bowl: Junichi Tanaka 5"
Pre-Shave Scrub: PAA Ice Cube 2.0
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Unscented
Shave Soap: Boellis Panama 1924
Butter: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Floid Blue
 
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Razor: English Gillette Blue Tip Super Speed
Blade: Treet Carbon Steel (1st use)
Brush: Omega 10810
Cream: Proraso Blue
Aftershave: Nelum Sandalwood

Very comfortable shave today, although not super close (never is with the Blue Tip, at least it’s even though). First time using a carbon steel blade, and it worked well in this razor and at least for this shave, I’ll see how it goes next shave. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous. There is a little bit of a travel connection with this shave, as this razor has lived the majority of its life living in my grandfather's travel kit. He did a fair amount of travelling as he worked as a travel agent for a while and did tours, and he loved talking to people visiting from overseas and helping them learn English (he was also a teacher for a while). In terms of this razor, I think he probably bought it around the time he moved (along with his young family) to New Zealand, it had a 1960 (F2) date blade in it when I found it.
 
Brush: International Badger
Lather: Tabula Rasa "Herbs"
Razor: Matador "Premium"
Blade: Personna "Platinum Chrome" (red)
Witch hazel: Thayers "Lavender"
Alum block: Osma
After shave: Myrsol "Don Carlos 1972"
Hydrating cream: Farm Stay "Black Snail & Peptide 9"

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BradWorld

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*** Travel SOTD ***

I happen to be traveling right now! Its one of those rare trips where I did the carry-on thing. i usually check a bag and take a proper DE razor and a full kit. But for this trip, I grabbed a couple of el-cheapo BIC Comfort 3 razors at my destination. A four-pack was less than a cup of coffee. And they did a decent job. Comfortable. Smooth. Close enough for what I needed. The water is ridiculously soft here, and it made the Arko super gloopy, which I find highly enjoyable. STF 23mm. Clubman Brandy Spice splash. Nice simple and easy shave!
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Razor: Raw Shaving RS10
Blade: Gillette 7 O’Clock Yellow, 2nd use
Brush: AP Shave Company G5C Fan Knot Black And Clear Handle
Bowl: Naked Armor Silver Fox Scuttle
Preshave: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Chocolate Cube Soap
Soap: Barrister And Mann Reserve Spice Croap
Aftershave: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Doppelgänger Grey Aftershave
Balm: Soap Commander Courage Balm
Additional Care: Thayers Facial Toner Witch Hazel Coconut Water
Additional Care: Omega Alum Stick

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Pre-shave: cold water splash / YBN glycerin
Razor: Mühle R89 Destroyer
Blade: Wizamet (2)
Brush: Arno Classic #12, Gen5 synthetic
Bowl: DSC scuttle
Soap: B&M Spice
A/S: Old Spice Classic
EdP: Armani Privé - Thé Yulong

Quick Friday shave with the R89 and the Wizamet for a CCS; 2-pass WTG.

Great lather with the Arno brush and B&Ms Spice shaving soap. Complemented with Old Spice Classic and Armani‘s Thé Yulong.

As it is travel week, a short trip down memory lane to a road trip in Central Japan along the beautiful scenery of the Japanese Alps.

TGIF.
 

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ajkel64

Check Out Chick
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1) Portugal: Brush Semogue Galahad Boar.
2) Germany: Shaving Cream Nivea Men Sensitive.
3) England: Razor Gillette Flat Bottom Tech.
4) China: Razor Blade Chinese London Bridge Super Stainless.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Poland: Aftershave Lotion Nivea Men 2 Phase Aftershave Lotion.
7) Germany: Aftershave Splash Nivea Men Deep Aftershave Splash.
8) USA: Lather Bowl Captain’s Choice Copper Lather Bowl.
 
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Pre-Shave
Face wash with Cera Ve Hydrating Facial Cleanser
Soap/Cream
Vintage Williams
Brush
Omega Evo
Bowl
Old Spice Mug + Captain’s Choice Copper
Razor
U.K. Aristocrat
Blade
Wizamet
Aftershave
Thayers WH & Art of Shaving ASB
Fragrance
Mont Blanc
Rating
10/10
Comments
This was the fourth and final shave with the U.K Aristocrat razor and a Wizamet blade. The blade was beginning to feel a little rough, so I decided to toss it after the shave. The brush today is a synthetic: Omega Evo. It does a nice job. The Williams is on its 104th use and the hole in the puck is getting larger. A perfect shave. Have a great day and weekend, folks.
 
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