Razor: Merkur Progress #2.5
Blade: Tatra Platinum (2)
Brush: Yaqi Moka 2 Band
Soap: Eufros Dama de Noche
Pre: Proraso White
ASL: Osma Alum
Scent: Armani Stronger With You
I needed a break from shaving creams so will use some soaps over the next week before returning to my quest of using each of my shaving creams once this year.
A smooth finish from the Progress/Tatra combo but I'd probably give the edge (get it?) to the Tiger blade when it comes to the new Czech blades. I've enjoyed my time with the Progress. She's established herself as a firm favourite of mine and she's now clean and back in the stand.
Prep: Warm shower:/ Imperial Leather ~ Sea Minerals & Black Mint Shower Gel.
Warm wet flannel to my face.
Wrights ~ Traditional Cold Tar Soap.
Brush: Frank Shaving ~ Silvertip Synthetic.
Bowl: Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
Uber/Superlather : Proraso Sensitive Shaving Soap + Kiss My Face Peaceful Patchouli moisture shave cream.
Blade: Gillette Winner. (2)
Razor: Parker 99R.
Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade Lavender, eucalyptus + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ Benjamins ~ Mentholated Bay rum.
Aloe Vera Gel.
A relaxing sunday morning shave.
It's been a while since i last used my Parker 99R which was the first along with the 22R DE razors that i purchased not long after i'd ventured into the wonderful world of traditional wet shaving,and got the 'Shaving Bug' purely because it looked excellent and had great reviews, after that i developed a fondness for parker razors...I now have 10 Parker razors in my shaving den,4 of which were past on to me by workmates who fell out of love with them...
The KMF Patchouli shave cream is another item that i've hardly gave any attention to in the past with only small amount mixed together with the proraso soap created a absolutely slick protective superlather
A comfortable 3 pass + pick ups silky smooth shave with no errors to report.
Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Aloe Vera Gel
My face is feeling super smooth & smelling devine.
Pre-shave: Cold Derbyshire Tap Water Brush: Razorock Bruce Synthetic Soap: Mitchells Wool Fat - Face Lather Razor: Merkur Progress. Set to 2.5, then 1 for the touching up Blade: Astra SP (4) Post/After-shave: Cold Water Splash, Nivea Sensitive AS Balm
Very basic today, nothing fancy. I've been practicing face lathering with this recently and can now confidently say I've nailed it. Very enjoyable.
Now relaxing with a coffee and my book while the rest of the family are asleep.
My first ever use of Martin de Candre .... and very nice it was. I can't believe how little was needed to load the brush and how much lather was produced. The Injectomatic preformed flawlessly and the resulting shave would be difficult to better.
It was a great Sunday morning shave.