SOTD : Saturday 16th May - Friday 22th May 2020

North London
Pre - Face Wash
Cream - GFT Eucris
Brush - GF Trumpers Best Badger
Razor - Mühle R89
Blade - Wilkinson (2)
Post - Alum followed by moisturiser

A nice comfortable shave this morning. Two and almost a full third pass. No touch-ups, could have done some, just not going for a BBS while I don't need to. Although close in some easy parts. A weeper on the bottom of my neck.

Good day to you all.

Wed 20th SOTD
Soap Colonel Conk Amber
Brush Yaqi 26mm Moka Express
Razor Gillette New SC
Blade Euromax Super Stainless 3rd
Post & Aftershave
Ice Water
Special Thayers Lemon Mix
Hyaluronic Acid
Aqua Velva Musk
Super slick lather from this CC soap! Build it patiently with brush on the face. Really satisfying lather! Brush is terrific.
Shave with the razor paired with this blade was amazing! Super smooth and sharp without any issues. Did not feel any blade at all. 3 multiple direction pass is enough for a BBS to DFS result. the GC.84 SB yesterday in terms of smoothness and efficiency. Now I understand regrets in getting a variety of razors, blades and soaps/creams. The pleasure of getting a great shave from all things clicking together!
Ice water rinse was good, followed by refreshingly minty Thayers then topped off by Hyaluronic and AV Musk! Wow..! Great start for the day! Rating today 9.7/10


Sunny Sunderland
Pre: Shower
Brush: Yaqi Rainbow 26mm
Soap: Williams Mug shaving soap
Razor: Supply V2 Custom Plate #3
Blade: Personna Injector (8)
Post shave: Cold water splash, EO infused Witch Hazel
Balm: Barts Balm Lime Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: Williams Aqua Velva Original

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3 Passes for a DFS finish, a very enjoyable shave, starting with a good old face Lather with the Williams, the Big Yaqi holding enough soap for the shave, topped off with a wonderful post shave.
Stay safe and enjoy your day All
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Sotd - Wednesday the 20th of May

Prep - facial scrub
razor - Gillette Slim (3)
blade - Tiger (Man-eaters of the Kumaon - 7 and out)
brush - Semogue LE 2012 - mixed badger and boar
soap - A&E - St Barts
post - witch hazel
a/s - A&E - St Barts
balm - none needed
scent - A&E - St Barts edp.

Result? Todo bueno. It is a beautiful day in Glasgow - taps aff, masks on - sunny weather calls for a sunny scented shave and St Barts fits the bill perfectly. It does leave me with a terrible craving for a pina colada or three though. First experience of using the Tiger blade was interesting - on shaves one and two it was pretty rough - I was close to tossing it but persevered - I'm glad I did - the last five have been excellent - sharp and very comfortable - I suspect that there might be life left in it - but I'm not going to prove myself wrong the hard way and will bin it. Did I read somewhere that they are supposed to replace one of the Astra blades? Not sure. The artwork on the packaging is charmingly lame - the tiger is more A.A Milne than Jim Corbett. I'll use them again for sure - thanks @Boycie83 . The Semogue mixed knot has rapidly gained a place in my top tier of brushes - a lovely blend of characteristics - and I think it has a way to go before it is broken in properly - so it is only going to get better. As I said - all good - enjoy your shaves - one and all - cheers - I.
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