SOTD : Saturday 11th - Friday 17th May 2019

Joined
Monday February 23, 2015
Location
Rebublic of Scotland
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Two Pass Shaving Routine.. :cool:

Hot Water Prep & Massage with Argan Oil
Wester Bros Solingen Full Hollow 5/8th
Mason Pearson Pure Badger
Haslinger Tallow Soap
Humphreys Witch Hazel

I Just had a Mega Close Shave Tonight with My Wester Bros Solingen 5/8th..It Has a Very Thin Grind this SR & its an Impeccable Shaver..A Very Keen Edge & Super Smooth on the Skin..A Crackin Wee Shaver..:)

I Am Dolphin Smooth & Refreshed..:love::love:

Billy
 
Joined
Wednesday March 29, 2017


Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Alt Innsbruck Emulsion
Brush: Savile Row 3824 Silvertip Badger
Soap: Wholly Kaw Fougère Bouquet
Razor: Merkur Futur (2)
Blade: Polsilver Super Iridium (1)
Post: Alt Innsbruck Emulsion
Scent: Alvarez Gomez Barberia

Donga Shave in the North-West. Very hard water at this camp, and I've typically had lathering issues previously. When you struggle to get lather from Valobra Glycerlanolina, you know you are in for a challenge. As always up here, it takes a long time to build the lather, and typically it is not as dense, nor is it as persistent as when using sweeter water.
To be fair, the Wholly Kaw soap did a pretty good job. Slickness was quite good, and it has a very pleasant scent - certainly a fougère on the sweet side.
All up, I was pretty happy with the shave, given the circumstances, and I continue to be impressed with the Alt Innsbruck Emulsion as an all-in-one pre/post shave product. It does a really good job as a travel product, and has rescued me a few times when my shaves have been less than ideal.
Not wishing to overdue the fragrance on the mine site, I elected for the subtle approach of Alvarez Gomez combing water.
 
Joined
Friday July 22, 2016
Location
The Land of Extra Cheesy
Date:- 16 May 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- Edwin Jagger Synth. v2.0 Silvertip Fibre Faux Horn 25/58mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Wholly Kaw ~ Monaco Royale
Razor/Blade:- Gillette Red Tip (0.81mm) 1950's England / Vintage NOS Gillette Stainless #3
Post-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20), Tea Tree Antiseptic (10), Lavender (15) & Peppermint (10 drops)
Fragrance:- Proraso Wood & Spice
 
Joined
Friday July 1, 2016
Location
North East.UK

Thursday 16th May



Heno de Pravia Glycerine Soap
Derby Soap Stick
Zenith Boar Brush
Ming Shi 2000S (3,4,5) with an Astra SP
Witch Hazel
Dove Moisturiser
Turkish Tobacco Cologne

An early start for a long shift
3 passes for a smooth finish to see me through the day.
+ 1 on the Turkish Tobacco Cologne, I have the Lavender Cologne too.Wonderful stuff. (y)
 
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Joined
Friday July 1, 2016
Location
North East.UK


SOTD : 16th May 2019.


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Shaving recipe for today.


Prep: Warm shower:/ L'OREAL ~ Mountain Water Shower Gel.


Pre:

Cold wet flannel to my face.

Pears ~ Transparent Soap.

Brush: Yaqi ~ Sagrada Familia.

Face Lather.

Soap: Lea Shave Stick.

Blade: Personna Platinum.(2)

Razor: Edwin Jagger DE89.(Kelvin)

Post:

Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade menthol crystals +Eucalyptus peppermint,+ Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./Floid ~ Mentolado Vigoroso AKA ''Mentally Vigorous' ASL.

Nivea Men ~ Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm.


Greetings,

Another early morning shave,

I started the week off with the spanish La toja stick, to finish off my SOTD this week i'm using the Lea Shave stick which provided me with a adequate slick protective lather for my shave..Superb.

The E.J. DE89/Personna Platinum duo matched together wonderfully, mowing through my stubble with ease making the shave a pleasurable experience.

A comfortable 3 pass + pick ups near bbs shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Nivea Men ~ Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm.

My face is feeling super smooth & smelling devine.
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Enjoy your day, ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
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Joined
Wednesday July 20, 2016
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Shave Of The Day 16th May

Prep ~ Shower, Aleppo soap
Razor ~ Paradigm SE
Blade ~ Proline
Soap ~ MdC - Rose
Brush ~ Semogue AF 2016 LE Badger
Post ~ GFT Skin Food
Scent ~ Mancera ~ Roses Vanille

The scent from this soap was very natrual indeed and the lather is the stuff of ledgend so I need not go on about that! The brush and razor / blade combo were fantastic, a great shave was had. :)

Have a great day people....P :)
 

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Joined
Friday April 26, 2019
Location
Almere, The Netherlands
  • RazoRock Game Changer .84-P
  • Lord Classic (1)
  • Prep
  • NOM Black Fiber
  • Stirling Glacial Spearmint
  • Van der Lovett Sailors Blend AS Balm
The Gamechanger does indeed perform as described, BBS & a DFS, not something i expected from an unknown razor used for the first time. If you want a high performing razor for a good price, do not hesitate!
The Stirling Spearmint is a joy, what a great smell and a frozen face as bonus, it is even a step up from the Cryogen where after you start bringing it on the third time it will (finally) feel frosty, this reaches that point at the second run, and puts your face in the deep-freezer with the third and last run. The smell is just like the packages of the Spearmint chewing gum of old times, just with a lot more punch and staying power, and without the annoying chewing :LOL:
The poor Van der Lovett Balm does not stands a chance, its smell is blown away by a minty fresh whirlwind..
 
Joined
Wednesday July 20, 2016
  • RazoRock Game Changer .84-P
  • Lord Classic (1)
  • Prep
  • NOM Black Fiber
  • Stirling Glacial Spearmint
  • Van der Lovett Sailors Blend AS Balm
The Gamechanger does indeed perform as described, BBS & a DFS, not something i expected from an unknown razor used for the first time. If you want a high performing razor for a good price, do not hesitate!
The Stirling Spearmint is a joy, what a great smell and a frozen face as bonus, it is even a step up from the Cryogen where after you start bringing it on the third time it will (finally) feel frosty, this reaches that point at the second run, and puts your face in the deep-freezer with the third and last run. The smell is just like the packages of the Spearmint chewing gum of old times, just with a lot more punch and staying power, and without the annoying chewing :LOL:
The poor Van der Lovett Balm does not stands a chance, its smell is blown away by a minty fresh whirlwind..
I love the idea of a spearmint soap for the scent but without the face freeze and the streaming eyes! :) P.
 
Joined
Wednesday March 13, 2019
Location
Sunny Sunderland
16/05/19

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Pre shave prep: Pears Original Transparent
Brush: Yaqi 24mm Mocha
Soap: Stirling Spice
Razor: ER 1924 Shovelhead
Blade: Personna Gem PTEF S/S (5)
Post shave: Alum Block, cold water splash, homemade Witch Hazel with White musk, lavender and Lime oil
Balm: Proraso Red Post shave
A/S: Old Spice classic

A Lovely Shave today, the Stirling soap and Yaqi brush brewing up a fantastic scented lather, a little more earthy that the OSP spiced road - I like it.
2 lovely passes without issues and I was overjoyed to find I needed to touch up, The face got another full lather for the occasion.
I just love these Ever Ready classic ladies, i cannot help but smile when using them, super smooth and efficient with a sound track, not as audible today though, i also found she needed a good shake on each rinse as the head seems to hold more water than the 1912's. Nothing from the Alum Block and a nice splash of my new witch hazel astringent.
Proraso Red post shave massage and a splash of Old spice classic.
BBS smooth and ready for the rest of my shift.
Enjoy the rest of the sunshine all.
 
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