PreShave: Warm water, from the tap
Cream: GFT Rose
Brush: Kent BK8
Bowl: My recycled cream bowl
Razor: The Sledgehammer (Merkur 39C)
Blade Astra Platinum (2)
Post Shave: Alum
Fragrance: Floris 71/72
A good start to Sunday, the cream provided a nice pre-shower scent, a bit of a change from the TOBS Platinum Collection of yesterday (which has a refreshing soapiness to it). I’ll have to wait a while and open a tub of cream from the other “T of St James’s” to do a cream comparison test. (Too many open containers at the moment to justify to myself, and more importantly to SWMBO, opening another,)
Have a greay end to the weekend and a good week, folks.
Gillette 7 o'clock(#1)
Sudsy soapery Sandalwood & Citrus
The Atlas handle & soap both courtesy of @Wayne Pritchard . Thanks Wayne, you're an absolute gent.
This was my first shave in a week & my first use of the 7o'clock blade as recommended by @wayne_m . Fantastic blade Wayne!
Pre: Warm water splash
Brush: S_jagger Panga Panga 26mm ST
Soap: OSP Bay Rum
Razor: Gibbs No.15
Blade: Polsilver Łódź
Post: Warm then cold water rinse, Arthur's Bay Rum ASL
The Gibbs well renowned
OSP highly acclaimed
Smooth was no surprise
Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap Brush:- RazoRock Plissoft Synth. 24/57mm knot Soap/Cream:- Arko (4 shaving sticks grated into a 250ml plastic tub) Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice Razor/Blade:- Gillette British Tech attached to iKon Bulldog / Vintage NOS Gillette Super Stainless (spoiler) #7 Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash Fragrance:- L'eau D'issey Pour Homme
11 days down, 17 days to go for the whole month of Arko February shave.
Pre-shave: Warm shower, Kiehl's Ultra Face Cleanser, followed by cold water splash and Castle Forbes Pre Shave. Soap: OSP Lavender. Brush: Shavemac ' The Flat Top' Slivertip. Bowl: Giles Shaving Co - Spotty Pedstal Wet Shaving Bowl. Razor: Blackland Dart. Blade: Wilkinson Sword (2). Post: Cold water, Bart's Balm Lavender Oil and Bart's Balm Lavender Aftershave Balm.
A 2 pass shave today - a third pass would have been to much, while I had a good shave with the Dart on Saturday, however, my skin felt tight after 3 passes.
I have read more Dart reviews; there seemes to be a mixed camp - some find the razor verry aggressive, with others less so. The thinking on the Dart (according to the reviews) appears to be to shave with the razor handle just off parallal to the face.
Taking the advise from the reviews on board, I went for a steeper shave angle, which felt wierd- very wierd, but that change worked out well.
Its been a while since I used Bart's Balm oil and balm - very good stuff; as ever YMMV.
Pears Glycerine Soap
Proraso Sensitive Pre Shave Cream
Creightons Ultra Rich Shaving Cream
Yaqi Black Marble 24mm Synthetic Brush
Turkish Copper Bowl
Wilkinson Sword TTO with a Gillette Rubie
Simple Facial Toner
Al-Reab Oudy PO
I haven't posted for a few days due to the on going Conjunctivitis which developed into an Opthamology Emergency due to my A&E missing a couple of corneal ulcers. I have been using fragrance and alcohol free products and razors which I could use blindfolded (which you could probably say....I was). The Creighton's cream is very slick and 3 passes gave me an excellent finish.
The Simple facial toner has been a good discovery. Full of lots of goodies like Lucky Tiger....but no fragrance and a fraction of the price!
Pre : EJ Menthol
Brush: Omega Synth
Soap: Dr Jons Propaganda
Razor: Muhle R41 on the Ikon Handle
Blade: Feather it is another one of those blades I want to like but don't
Post: Bulldog Balm and Floids Menthol