Prep: Warm shower / Sanex Men ~ Sensitive Soap Free Shower Body & Face Gel.
Cold wet flannel to my face.
Pears ~ Transparent Soap Bar / Nuage Menthol Shaving Oil.
Brush: Yaqi ~ Naples 24mm Synthetic.
Tesco's Ceramic 'Cosmo' Side Bowl.
Lather : The Body Shop ~ Maca Root & Aloe Shave Cream.
Blade: Gillette ~ 'NOS 94' Super Silver Platinum. (1)
Razor: Ming Shi 3000s. (Settings) wtg.7, xtg.8, atg + Pick Ups.9
Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade lavender eucalyptus, + Tea Tree essential Oils Witch Hazel Mixture./ Old Spice ~ Original ASL.
Aloe Vera Gel.
A new shave set up to start the weekend.. Maiden shave using the new version of The Body Shop Maca root & Aloe cream with the 'NOS 94' Gillette SSP first of 20 ,both the blades & cream i've had since the beginning of the year but have yet to try them out along with 25 Tiger Platinums which i will be trying out in in future shaves.
Before i use any DE/SE blade regardless if they are new or old i always palm strop them a few times to remove any hidden or imaginary burrs from the blade edges.The Verdict?...
A wonderful razor & blade match. The 'NOS 94' Gillette SSP felt smooth & efficient in the 3000s a great duo a very mild razor, with a smooth efficient blade.I know it's only my first shave with this blade,but i feel as though i can push these blades beyond my usual 4-5 shaves 'max' then it's binned rule.
For my own curiosity, i'll push this blade to the max to test it's longevity.
The new version of the Maca Root & Aloe shave cream is excellent, like the older version only a small amount is required to produce a luxurious protective slick lather the only difference scent wise to my nose it has a fresher nicer fragrance, a very good great performing shave cream that will always be a firm favourite in my shaving den.
A enjoyable 3 pass +pick ups BBS maiden 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 and smelling divine.
Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen.