SOTD : Saturday 23th May - Friday 29th May 2020


Sunny Sunderland
Pre: Face Wash
Brush: Simpson Chubby 2
Soap: Ariana & Evans L'Orange Verte
Razor: PILS 101 NE
Blade: Rapira Super Stainless (1)
Post shave: Cold water splash
Balm: Tonyschin's Neroli & Orange Argan Oil
Aftershave: Mäurer & Wirtz 4711 EDC
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What a lovely shave!
1st use of the A&E soap (thanks Chris @Boycie83) and i decided on a face lather, i completed the pick up for about 15 seconds with the Chubby Synth and set about the lathering, The orange scent was apparent as soon as i started to pick up the soap and this exploded when i started the lathering, very fresh and very Orangey (if that is a word) lots of slick & thick Lather in no time, i am really enjoying face lathering at the moment.
Out of the blade dispenser came a Rapira SS, not used these before so loaded the PILS (thanks Paul @Blademonkey) to do the honors.
3 very comfortable passes resulting in an easy BBS finish, Just wonderful, each pass was accompanied by the lovely soap scent and there was plenty in the brush so after the shave i thought - How much? and managed another 2 full face lathers, i need to load less when using the CH2.
I did not bother with the Witch Hazel today and just rinsed off and left the slickness and scent to linger a little while longer while i cleaned the tools up then a pat dry. Big smiles.
I finished off with a rub of my Neroli and Orange Argan Oil then a splash of the 4711, a match made in heaven.
So, as one of our esteemed shavers would say
"I am and Clean, refreshed and ready for the day"
Stay Safe and Enjoy your day.
North London
Saturday, 23 May 2020

Another three-pass, Sunday shave, with the Futur set at 4, 4 and 2.
Are you getting your days mixed up due to lockdown fever?

Pre - Facial cleanser
Cream - TOBS Mr Taylor
Brush - Traditional Shave Co Brush
Razor - Mühle R89
Blade - Wilkinson (6)
Post - Alum followed by moisturiser

A nice 2 pass shave with touch-ups as third ATG in a few areas. I'm not going overboard on the bottom of my neck at the moment as it seems a little red in patches. A few rough patches as a result. My neck has always been like that, even with electric and cartridge razors. It's not so bad since I started DE shaving and is never sore.

I have some new products I'm aching to use. However, I've told myself not until I finish one product up. You can see the bottom of the tub of this cream, only it's been like that for the past month. It just never seems to run out.

Sat 23rd SOTD
Soap The Goodfellas Smile Italian Orange
Bowl Turkish Copper
Brush Yaqi 24mm Sagrada Familia
Razor Gillette Fatboy F4
Blade Gillette Nacet SS 3rd
Ice Water + Special Thayers Mix
Hyaluronic Acid + Aqua Velva Musk
Again...over do with lathering.... scoop out just peanut size of the soap and working it with the brush in the bowl produces a very satisfyingly nice lather. Lovely & lasting orangy/citrusy scent. Really nice brush for lathering.
Shave with FB paired with the blade felt good and surprisingly smooth. Set 9 for 1st pass and set 7 for the rest. Total 3 nice & comfortable multiple passes. Between BBS & DFS result. Rating 9/10. Have a great weekend everyone!
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