SOTD : Saturday 18th July - Friday 24th July 2020

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Location
Devon
24/07/20

Razor: Fine Marvel
Blade: Gillette Nacet (2)
Brush: Oumo 24mm SHD Manchuria Fan
Soap: Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
Pre: None
ASL: Signature Soaps Hibernia
ASB: None

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There wasn't a great deal to remove today following yesterday's awesome shave but a single pass with the efficient Marvel has left me presentable for the day. The BB and Hibernia are a very good match for each other.
 

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Location
Sunny Sunderland
24/07/20
Face wash with Whickams pre shave soap
Brush: Simpson Commodore X1
Soap: Signature Soap Leodis
Razor: Peter Ludwig Schmidt Solingen / Valet VB3
Blade: Feather FHS-10 (4)
Post shave: Cold water splash, Homemade Witch Hazel
Balm: Barts Balm Amber and Moroccan Jasmine Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: CK One

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Another training shave today,
A face lather straight from the Sample tub with the little Simpson Commodore, this little brush seems to pick up and hold the soap easily, I really like the Leodis floral scent, it is the soap that moved me to try more of @BrianH 's Signature soaps and also other manufacturers floral descriptions.
I had a lovely slick covering in no time at all.
1st pass WTG using the Vintage PLS Str8, using both hands completing the full pass, still a bit awkward over the chin to neck area & LH side but i managed OK, after a rinse off and check i was pretty smooth.
I Lathered up again - easily enough for 3 passes in this little fella and used the Valet VB3 fitted with a Feather FHS-10, this would be its 4th outing, i completed a XTG/ATG mix, buffing the stubborn areas as i went. This blade is done now.
A final rinse and check left me with a DFS+ result which i am happy with, i have decided not to chase BBS while going through these training shaves, they are to try to get my muscle memory clicking into place with the Straight razor.
A nice post shave routine leaving me feeling quite chuffed with myself, smelling good and setting me up for the day ahead.
Stay safe and enjoy your day All.
 
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314
Location
Bolton
24/07/20
Face wash with Whickams pre shave soap
Brush: Simpson Commodore X1
Soap: Signature Soap Leodis
Razor: Peter Ludwig Schmidt Solingen / Valet VB3
Blade: Feather FHS-10 (4)
Post shave: Cold water splash, Homemade Witch Hazel
Balm: Barts Balm Amber and Moroccan Jasmine Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: CK One

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Another training shave today,
A face lather straight from the Sample tub with the little Simpson Commodore, this little brush seems to pick up and hold the soap easily, I really like the Leodis floral scent, it is the soap that moved me to try more of @BrianH 's Signature soaps and also other manufacturers floral descriptions.
I had a lovely slick covering in no time at all.
1st pass WTG using the Vintage PLS Str8, using both hands completing the full pass, still a bit awkward over the chin to neck area & LH side but i managed OK, after a rinse off and check i was pretty smooth.
I Lathered up again - easily enough for 3 passes in this little fella and used the Valet VB3 fitted with a Feather FHS-10, this would be its 4th outing, i completed a XTG/ATG mix, buffing the stubborn areas as i went. This blade is done now.
A final rinse and check left me with a DFS+ result which i am happy with, i have decided not to chase BBS while going through these training shaves, they are to try to get my muscle memory clicking into place with the Straight razor.
A nice post shave routine leaving me feeling quite chuffed with myself, smelling good and setting me up for the day ahead.
Stay safe and enjoy your day All.
Glad you like Leodis, I like to think Rose Geranium blended with appropriate balancing essential oils produces a Floral Blend that is not over “perfumed”
Regards Brian
 
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