SOTD : Saturday 1st - Friday 6th August 2020.

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SOTD : 1st August 2020.


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Shaving recipe for today.



Prep: Warm shower / Sanex Men ~ Sensitive Soap Free Shower Body & Face Gel.



Pre:

Cold wet flannel to my face & head.


Pears ~ Transparent Soap Bar / Nuage Menthol Shaving Oil.


Brush: Yaqi ~ 24mm Naples Synthetic.


Bowl Lather.


Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.


Lather : Omega Eucalyptus Shave Cream.



Blade: Mers ~ SuperShave X Platinum. (1)



Razor: Ming Shi 2000s.


Face : (Settings) 2.5-wtg,2.5-wtg, 3-atg+pick ups.
Head : (Settings) 2.5-wtg,2.5-wtg + Pick ups.



Post:

Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade lavender eucalyptus, +Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./Davidoff ~ Cool Water ASL.


Boots ~ Moisturising Lotion.


Greetings,

August 'Adjustable' week.

After my weekly 'no guard' buzzcut with my wahl hair clippers it was that time again for my monthly head shave.

Maiden face & head shave with the Mers SuperShave X Platinum blade which are manufactured in china made of swedish steel and paired together admirably with the ming shi 2000s making a smooth efficient chinese produced Razor & blade duo.

My monthly head shaves have vastly improved both my shaving confidence and technique multitude.

Another smooth effortless performance from the Ming Shi 2000s resulting in a wonderful BBS face & head shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Boots ~ Moisturising Lotion.

My face & precious swede are feeling super smooth and smelling divine. ;)

Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.:cool:
 
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Lughnasadh blessings!

Razor: Feather Artist Club DX
Blade: Kai Captain Titan ProTouch MG (1)
Pre: RazoRock Lime Oil
Brush: RazoRock Big Bruce
Cream: TOBS Royal Forest
Post: Thayers Original Toner
AS: Wickham 1912 Classic 24

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First time shaving with a str8. And it went surprisingly well. I'm still alive, uninjured, and well-shaved. 2-pass DFS++, not a single cut, the skin is fresh and healthy. I was eager to make a 3rd pass but ultimately decided to back off (for now). Some problems occurred with slickness: I blame that oil, never had good results with it. I think my best pre-shave procedure is to wash the face with quality natural soap and then apply some excessive lather/blooming water. The oils just don't do it for me. Now the cream smells terrific and offers plenty of protection. And it was probably wise to pick a guarded blade for the first outing.
All-in-all I'm very satisfied and had lots of fun.
I'll probably stay with this razor+blade for the next few shaves just to build some muscle memory.
It was a good beginning on this special day.
 
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Razor: Feather Artist Club DX
Blade: Kai Captain Titan ProTouch MG (1)
I have used that Razor and blade for years, and still find it to be the best combo - smooth, efficient and troublefree. But as always YMMV.
Remember to stretch your skin. Train and use both your hands. Shave slowly, and make shure that your lather is wet and slick. I find no need for preshave oil. Just wet my face, facelather to the later is right and go...
Good luck. I'm shure you will get there.
 

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SOTD 1st Aug 2020

Razor - Paradigm SE
Blade - Schick Proline P.30
Soap - Czech & Speake - Oxford & Cambridge
Brush - Alpha Outlaw V1 Ti - Rhodium Silverrtip
Post- Thayers Astringent
Frag - Pour un Homme De Carron

My first shave for nearly a week after a nasty reaction to a pine tar soap that left my face sore and dry so I had a fair bit of stubble to knock down.
The lavender scented C&S shave soap was soon whipped into a luxurious creamy lather with the aid of the fab Alpha V1 Silvertip and the Paradigm SE fitted out with a Proline made short work of removing the scruffy course grey beard that had grown over the last six days.
Finishing off with a splash of Thayers astringent and followed by a spray here and there of the lovely Pour un Homme EdT left me feeling clean, fresh and more human again. :)

The 1st of August and we are soon to be looking at a second lockdown, so keep yourselves safe and well,

Untill the next time,

Paul.
 
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Date:- 01 August 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:- Squadron ~ Group Captain's Blend
Razor/Blade:- Merkur 34C / Gillette Nacet #6
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)
 
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I have used that Razor and blade for years, and still find it to be the best combo - smooth, efficient and troublefree. But as always YMMV.
Remember to stretch your skin. Train and use both your hands. Shave slowly, and make shure that your lather is wet and slick. I find no need for preshave oil. Just wet my face, facelather to the later is right and go...
Good luck. I'm shure you will get there.
Thank you! I do just that. Probably the reason the first time went so smooth. The only mistake was the pre-shave oil. I don't usually use it but decided to go all-in this time. It proved to be redundant.
 

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01/08/20
Pre: Facial scrub with Wickams pre shave soap
Brush: Alpha Outlaw Titanium G4 Synth
Soap: Faena Dorica
Razor: 5/8 Thiers Issard Evide Sonnant / Rex Ambassador Adjustable
Blade: Muhle (1)
Post shave: Cold water splash, EO infused Witch Hazel
Balm: Barts Balm Cinnamon & Patchouli Balm & Lotion
Aftershave: CK One

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I decided last minute to give the T-I a run out this morning, i had given it a few laps on the pasted balsa so i wanted to try it out.
It has been a while since i used the Faena and it whipped up easily to give a lovely face covering.
I completed a full WTG pass with the T-I and although i am getting a shave from it, it really does not feel as smooth as the other Str8 razors i have? It may need to be re-honed, not sure yet?
The next blade from the mixed trial pack in the dispenser was a Muhle, not used them before and will not be buying any, neither smooth or sharp for me, i will give it another run tomorrow.
All a bit Meh! apart from the soap which was a real positive.
Stay Safe and enjoy your day All
 
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