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💎 💎 💎 SOTD - “Unknown Gems" Theme Week - May 20th-26th, 2024 💎 💎 💎

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SOTD, Monday, May 20th, 2024

Shower at gym + glycerin soap face lather and rinse
Cella shave soap + Simpson badger brush
Mythus folding shavette + Feather Proguard blade
Cool washcloth rinse
Cella aftershave


Razor: Gem Micromatic Open Comb Gold Bumpless
Blade: Personna GEM PTFE Stainless Steel Blade
Brush: Rick Montalvo Grade A Silvertip Badger
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
💎 💎 💎 SOTD - “Unknown Gems" Theme Week - May 20th-26th, 2024
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May 2024 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

Hello friends

Sunny start to the week here. In keeping with this week's SOTD theme, I chose local products that I haven't used in a long time. Palmindaya cream is the most used in Brazilian barbershops. It's cheap, foams easily and abundantly, but it contains parabens in its formula. That's why I avoid it. It’s matching aftershave is alcoholic but has an aroma that a friend of mine defines as that of an old man's sock...

The Gillette Platinum blade now sold in Brazil, is made in China and even though it is not very sharp, it is surprisingly smooth.

The other items in my shave today are well known, Greencult 2.0 plate II and Semogue SOC Mistura.

With us, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.

Rating: 9

Have a nice week and great shaves!


Tuesday SOTD
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Razor: 1948 Gillette Aristocrat
Blade: SuperMax Sunrise (D2)
Brush: Oscar11 Amber 28mm TGN finest
Scuttle: Woodhead Medium
Pre-Shave Scrub: PAA Ice Cube 2
Pre-Shave Balm: Proraso Single Blade Wood and Spice
Shave Soap: Wm. Neumann 1911
Balm: Proraso Single Blade Wood and Spice
Aftershave: Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy After Shave

SOTD: 21st May 2024.


Shaving Recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower:/Bulldog Original Shower Gel.

Cold wet flannel to my face & head.
Cien PURE Fragrance Free Sensitive Bar Soap.
Brush: Omega 48 Pro.
Bowl Lather.
Bowl: Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
Lather: Scottish Fine Classic Shaving Soap.
Blade: Dorco Prime Platinum. (D3)
Razor: Ming Shi 2000s Futur clone. (Settings) 3-wtg,4-atg,+pick ups.

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./Brut Splash-On Lotion./ Bulldog Original ASB.


Early morning shave,

(Face & Head Shave.)

Another eclectic shave set up where everything paired together wonderfully.

Finishing the shave off with a few small dollops of Bulldog Original ASB.

My face & precious swede are feeling smooth & smelling divine.😉

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



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1) Italy: Brush Omega 10066 Boar.
2) Germany: Shaving Soap Tallow Tabac.
3) England: Razor Gillette Four Piece Tech.
4) Russia: Razor Blade Voskhod.
5) France: Alum Block Osma.
6) Germany: Aftershave Balm Nivea Men Replenishing Post Shave Balm.
7) USA: Cologne Jovan Musk.

Razor: Yates Precision Stainless Winning
Blade: Feather (2nd use)
Brush: Omega 10810
Cream: ARKO Hydrate
Alum: Nice Cool (not pictured)
Aftershave: Intesa

Nothing I would consider a hidden gem, but the ARKO cream probably is a little underrated and gets less attention than the stick, but I think it's a quality cream. Second shave with the Feather in the Winning, had the same issue of needing multiple touch ups and getting a few weepers, so I broke out the alum block. Still nice and smooth in the end but I think not the combo for me.
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Face wash with Cera Ve Face Soap
Haslinger Sandelholz Rasierseife Beruhigend (tallow formula)
Muhle Silvertip Fibre
Captains Choice Copper
Henson AL13++
Thayers WH & Art of Shaving ASB
Yves Saint Laurent
This afternoon I am off for a two-week trip to Arizona so this is my last shave with all my home equipment. This was the 4th consecutive shave with my Henson AL I3 ++ and Feather blade. At first, the shave felt rough. I then realized I had not tightened the razor head as much as possible. Once I made that change everything became good again. The shave was close and smooth. Today’s brush used to be my travel brush: a Muhle Silvertip Fibre, the earliest version of the brush. The brush loads soap easily. I have used this soap for 23 days. The scent is gone but the performance is still there. Have a wonderful day.
Preshave: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel / Cremo Sandalwood
Razor: OREN
Blade: KAI Captain Titan Mild ProTouch MG
Brush: DS Cosmetic Ken Surfs 2020 Limited Edition 2-band
Soap: Mama Bear’s Aged Spice
Aftershave: Kiehl’s Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion /Alum
Balm: Baxter of California After Shave Balm
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