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


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

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!

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

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


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
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.

- 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.

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.
Have a great weekend


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.
Have a great weekend
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The Lavender Planet! Gotta love Phoenix.


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
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
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


Dial Liquid Soap face wash
Viking uber lather* using distilled water
Omega 11126
Gillette Nacet / Blade #3 / Shave #3
2 (WTG & ATG) minimal buffing
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.


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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