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What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

RenoRichard

Contributor
Today’s shave- Friday, October 16th- 9.6/10- DFS+, an excellent close, comfortable, irritation free two-pass plus touch up shave.

Razor:
Gem MMFW w/guiding eye
Blade: Gem PTFE (2)- blade was great today
Brush: Simpsons Trafalgar 2 synthetic
Soap: Tabac Stick- lather was abundant today
AS: Proraso Green Splash- as always lovely

Happy weekend all!

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Prep: Hot shower
Blade: Feather Professional inaugural
Razor: Artist Club SS
Soap: HetV C&CC
Brush: 18mm Timberwolf
Post: Alum then Brut aftershave

8/10
First shave or two with Feather Pros can be intense. Did have a weeper, but nothing outrageous and the Alum took care of it.
 

Whiterook

Contributor
Razor: Gillette The New Long Comb Ball End
Blade: Astra Superior Stainless
Brush: Rudy Vey Badger & Blade 2020 Group Buy #4/30
Pre-Shave: Proraso Red
Lather: Essence of Scotland Malt N Myrtle
Aftershave: Pinaud Clubman
Additional Care:
Thayers Facial Tonic Witch Hazel Unscented
Pinaud Finest powder
Rating 9.5
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Friday Shave
Pre-shave: Shower/warm washcloth/PAA The Cube
Razor: Fat handle Pre-War Tech
Blade: Vidyut Super-Max
Brush: Semogue 830 23mm Pure Bristle Boar
Soap: PAA Sundown
Bowl/Mug: Fleamarket find
Post Shave: Seabreeze/Nivea balm
AS: PAA Sundown

Well, today's shave wasn't quite as good as Wed's, as I got 2 nicks on my cheeks, one on each side, but the results were still ended in a very smooth shave. Didn't feel them when they happened, but saw the results a few moments later. Not sure how they happened, but they did. But they didn't require any post shave attention, so that's good.
No irritation post shave, so overall a good shave. Will have to deduct a little for the nicks.

The PAA Sundown set has a great scent to it, and a little AS goes a long way..

Today's shave gets an 8.75.


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- Prep: Shower
- Brush: Simpson’s Special Best
- Razor: Rockwell 2C (3)
- Blade: Sputnik (3)
- Soap: FCS MotherFer
- Aftershave: FCS MotherFer
- Post Shave: Alum block, Thayer’s WH and Hyaluronic Acid

A bit of a rough shave. Very close shave but more weepers than normal.

8/10
 
Friday : Theme Lavender
Made myself an all Lavender kit and was time to try it. Lavender is very relaxing.
Razor : FOCS
Blade : Astra sp (2)
Brush: DS cosmetic 26mm silvertip
Soap : Stirling Bergamot and Lavender
Witch Hazel : Thayers Lavender
AS : PAA Lavender Planet
Pleasant scent.
9.8/10
Have a great weekend
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JCarr

Contributor
Friday : Theme Lavender
Made myself an all Lavender kit and was time to try it. Lavender is very relaxing.
Razor : FOCS
Blade : Astra sp (2)
Brush: DS cosmetic 26mm silvertip
Soap : Stirling Bergamot and Lavender
Witch Hazel : Thayers Lavender
AS : PAA Lavender Planet
Pleasant scent.
9.8/10
Have a great weekend
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The Lavender Planet! Gotta love Phoenix.
 

Vaporstang

Contributor
My Friday Evening Shave
Prep: Warm shower​
Strop: Tony Miller​
One pass shave​
Razor: Buck 39 Salient By Caleb Cooper- Matte Black G10​
Pre-Shave Cream: Proraso Red, Sandalwood & Shea Butter​
Brush: Elite Razor Waterfall Bubinga w/ 26mm High Mountain White – Fan​
Soap: Williams Mug Shaving Soap​
Aftershave: Proraso Blue Balm, Aloe and Vitamin E​
Rating: 10/10 DFS! No irritation! No nicks!
  • A very long day entertaining family and fixing a dryer. Thus a late shave. For a one-pass shave, it was excellent!
 
Prep: Warm Water Splashes + Glycerin Face Wash
Razor: Rockwell 6S (R4)
Blade: Gillette 7O'Clock Black Indian (D3)
Brush: Omega Pro 49
Soap: MdC Rose
Aftershave: Alum Block + Cold Water Rinse + Old Spice Original
Rating : 9.6 /10
Very very nice BBS in 3 passes !!
 
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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Razorock black mamba
Gillette perma sharp super (gold) (1)
Barbasol purple ex moisturizing
Old spice original
Nivea sensitive white balm

Love this razor!! It's technically my weekend so I could have used brush and soap/cream but I'm staying at girlfriend's family place so just brought the barbasol I've been using last couple days.
I remember a time when I could never use barbasol or anything in a can with a DE.
Now that technique is good, there's no issue
No it's not as nice or and slick as my nice soaps and creams, but now after using it for a few days I know I can use it if I'm ever running late. Adding water to me is the key.
I give it a 9. 1 pass plus touch-up and I got DFS. The good razor and blade helps too.
 
Daily Shave: 17 October 2020

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Prep:
Dial Liquid Soap face wash
Razor:
WCS 84S
Soap:
Viking uber lather* using distilled water
Brush:
Omega 11126
Blade:
Gillette Nacet / Blade #3 / Shave #3
Passes:
2 (WTG & ATG) minimal buffing
Rating:
9.9 BBS Another nice shave to start today off with. Again, no stubble, nicks, or weepers. Leaving to take wife out to breakfast at our favorite cafe downtown, and then I will be doing lots of house cleaning while she is out on her errands this morning.

* Yesterday, while cleaning up my den’s shelved supplies, I discovered rust on the tins storing my Viking Bay Rum and Cedar Pine scent soaps. Further, mold seemed to be growing on the edges of the stored soap. I scooped what appeared to be usable portions of the Bay Rum and Cedar Pine, and mixed them into the remainder of the Viking Sandal Wood I had been using into the Campbell’s Soup mug. I set the mug in boiling water and melted them all together. So today’s shave was an uber lather of the three soaps.
 

JCarr

Contributor
Rating: 10/10
Pre-Shave: Cold water splash - OPR Bay Rum soap (brushless)
Soap: Ogallala Bay Rum
Brush: Barrister and Mann Tuxedo synthetic
Razor: Karve Brass (Plate B) w/CG Brass Torpedo handle
Blade: Kai SS (3)
Post-Shave: Cold water splash - Thayers Witch Hazel - Lucky Tiger Face Tonic
AS: Ogallala Bay Rum Double Strength

In a word...amazing. Karve is King in my den now. Nuff said. No injuries were sustained. Ogallala day! Bonus! The Ogallala soap is usually a little weak...but somehow...it was perfect this morning. I bloomed it with a bit more water than usual. Will have to remember that.

Happy Shaves, Everyone! Enjoy the weekend!

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