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Digimonkey

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I got a covid test about a month ago - the test site technician told me that there were "problems" with the way samples were being handled by the lab. It looks like the labs are overwhelmed and the contracts with the private sector to organise the lab tesing havent been thought through. NHS labs could have dealt with this but have been sidelined in favour of private companies. It needs sorting ASAP because winter is nearly here.
A close friend is currently working on the predictive modelling of a second outbreak of Covid for the Scottish government - they were given free access - to anonymised - results from Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England. Problem was - they had to rule out the English results - they were so flawed - not fit for purpose. False negatives - and - false positives galore - testing not to industry standard. The data was useless. - I.
 
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Location
London
17/9/20

Brush - Yaqi Plissoft 24mm
Soap - Signature Soaps Eboracum Peppermint & Cedarwood
Razor - Ball End Tech
Blade - Astra SP (8)
AS - Akcay Tobacco

I have a slightly different lathering technique for my tubs of SS soap, I take out a small pea sized worth of soap and load to it to my brush via a soap lid before building the lather to my face. Even though I used a small pea's worth, within a bit of time building the lather it was clear I had loaded far too much soap and would have enough lather for about 5 passes! What a lather it produced as well. I've been using some 'classics' for a while, eg Tabac/MWF which produce superb lathers for sure, and I've been really satisfied using them for performance and it was an educational experience to use them as they kind of set up a lot of benchmarks either for performance or post shave feel. Whilst using the SS Ebocarum soap today, I'd say it's lather has exceptional cushion/slickness up there or better than the ones I hold to be my favourites, and the post shave really is exceptional. Something which was a pleasant surprise is how well considered the Cedar and Peppermint scent profile was, I really enjoyed the scent of it for the duration the lather was on my face.

A great shave today.

Have a good day chaps.
 
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Location
Bolton
17/9/20

Brush - Yaqi Plissoft 24mm
Soap - Signature Soaps Eboracum Peppermint & Cedarwood
Razor - Ball End Tech
Blade - Astra SP (8)
AS - Akcay Tobacco

I have a slightly different lathering technique for my tubs of SS soap, I take out a small pea sized worth of soap and load to it to my brush via a soap lid before building the lather to my face. Even though I used a small pea's worth, within a bit of time building the lather it was clear I had loaded far too much soap and would have enough lather for about 5 passes! What a lather it produced as well. I've been using some 'classics' for a while, eg Tabac/MWF which produce superb lathers for sure, and I've been really satisfied using them for performance and it was an educational experience to use them as they kind of set up a lot of benchmarks either for performance or post shave feel. Whilst using the SS Ebocarum soap today, I'd say it's lather has exceptional cushion/slickness up there or better than the ones I hold to be my favourites, and the post shave really is exceptional. Something which was a pleasant surprise is how well considered the Cedar and Peppermint scent profile was, I really enjoyed the scent of it for the duration the lather was on my face.

A great shave today.

Have a good day chaps.
Thank you for your feedback, it’s greatly appreciated.
 
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The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date:- 17 September 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Gillette Silver Blue #3
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (5) / The Stray Whisker Aftershave Balm (Australian made)
 

Tony'schin

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Location
Sunny Sunderland
17/09/20
Pre: Shower
Brush: Simpson Duke 3
Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
Razor: Rockwell Model T #3
Blade: Treet 7 Days (3)
Post shave: Cold water splash, Nik Stick, Alum, TC Bay Rum Splash #1
Balm: Barts Balm Rosemary and Sandalwood Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: Mäurer & Wirtz 4711 EDC

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Its All about the "Fat"
I decided to use the "Fat" today as the debate rages again!
The Simpson was soaked in warm water, the face was given a splash of warm water but the soap was NOT bloomed, i shook out the brush quite vigorously so it was just damp, i loaded the brush for about 30 seconds until the creamy goodness was visible on the top of the soap, at no time did it foam, with the brush i lifted as much of the mixed creamy soap from the dish and went straight to the face to build the lather. In no time i had a very thick, slick covering, i set the brush aside, picked up the razor, checked it over, reset it to #3 before starting and at no time did the lather look as though it was going to dissipate.
1st pass was easy enough, a quick rinse of the face then i started with the second face lather, swirling and moving around the face then painting the lather to smooth it out for another nice thick covering. 2nd Pass was another easy pass and could have very easily stopped there - DFS+, however, this is a trial run, after another rinse i started to lather on the face again , this time i barley touched the tips in the water and started again, the lather did not seem to be building as much, easy, i squeezed the soap from the base of the brush to the top then painted that on, 3 very nice coverings, i completed a final pass for a very very close shave, as the aftershave would tell me later.
The blade is done after 3 shaves, why call it 7 Days is a mystery to me but there you go.

So i find the "Fat" easy to lather and slick with great post shave feel.

PS, i am from a hard water area.

Feeling and smelling good.
Stay Safe and enjoy your day All.
 
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