Friday, 29 November 2013

Shave of the day 29th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint
Lather: Lea shavestick
Brush: Omega 50014 travel boar
Razors: Merkur 985CL with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, travel sized alum stick and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Bugs Bunny Barber

Ten points for style, minus five hundred for technique - I will not let him shave my crop, no matter how daintily he might do it...

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Shave of the day 27th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint
Lather: Lea shavestick
Brush: Omega 50014 travel boar
Razors: Merkur 985CL with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, travel sized alum stick and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Monday, 25 November 2013

Shave of the day 25th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint
Lather: Lea shavestick
Brush: Omega 50014 travel boar
Razors: Merkur 985CL with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, travel sized alum stick and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Friday, 22 November 2013

Shave of the day 22nd November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint
Lather: Lea shavestick
Brush: Omega 50014 travel boar
Razors: Merkur 985CL with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, travel sized alum stick and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Shave of the day 20th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint
Lather: Lea shavestick
Brush: Omega 50014 travel boar
Razors: Merkur 985CL with a fresh Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, travel sized alum stick and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Review: BodyShop Hemp Hand Protector

One of the things that was missing in my GoBag was a decent lotion / hand cream... no longer. My local BodyShop was - still is - selling a gift-set with various hand creams; Wild Rose, Almond and Hemp...
I was already somwhat familiar with BodyShop's hemp-products, so I had no calms about picking a set up and gifting the two surplus-to-requirement creams to my Better Half.

The hemp hand protector is close to my ideal skin protection; it goes on easy, dries fast and don't feel greasy on my hands or my face. It also stays on a long time - it has survived on my face for a whole day while out-and-about, in the rain no less. It is also long-lasting; a small peanut sized blob is enough to do my hands, face and neck.

Overall I can recommend the BodyShop Hemp Hand Protector if you're in need of a long lasting moisturising hand and face lotion that won't feel greasy on your skin.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cera Alba, Panthenol, Methyl Soyate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Talc, CI 77288, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Shave of the day 18th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint
Lather: Lea shavestick
Brush: Omega 50014 travel boar
Razors: Merkur 985CL with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, travel sized alum stick and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Friday, 15 November 2013

Shave of the day 15th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint
Lather: Lea shavestick
Brush: Omega 50014 travel boar
Razors: Merkur 985CL with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, travel sized alum stick and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Military style shaving

A little less than a hundred years ago, Europe was aflame - and since Europe ruled the most of the world back then, so was the world. Due to the introduction of chemical warfare, and with it the respirators, the poor sods in the trenches couldn't just let their beards grow - so Gillette saw a market and decided to fill it.
Give away enough free razors, he figured, and suddenly millions of soldiers is going to buy blades for it... a stroke of genius and luck - after all, a huge war came around just when he needed it - and the rest is history.

I would love to get my hands on an original or reproduction WW1 razor kit - it definitely blows the plastic box with a Sensor, four carts and tiny can of goo I was given in boot camp, courtesy of Gillette Norway.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Shave of the day 13th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint
Lather: Lea shavestick
Brush: Omega 50014 travel boar
Razors: Merkur 985CL with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, travel sized alum stick and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Lovely new-to-me razors

A package have arrived, but I'm not at home to properly enjoy right now... two good looking SE razors I'm really looking forward to giving a go - in my mailbox thanks to a generous PIF from a fellow shaver. The silver one is a GEM Micromatic Clog Pruf, the brass beauty is a GEM 1912.

Thank you Joe! I'm looking forward to loading these guys up with some single edge blades and see how my technique holds up.

Shave of the day 11th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronner's liquid Peppermint
Lather: Lea shavestick
Brush: Omega 50014 travel boar
Razors: Merkur 985CL with a Lord Platinum
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, travel sized alum stick and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Friday, 8 November 2013

Shave of the day 8th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Liquid Peppermint Soap
Lather: Proraso Eucalyptus & menthol Soap
Brush: Vie Long 14033 mixed horse-boar
Razors: (Probable Merkur) Bakelite slant and Merkur 45C Bakelite, both with a SuperMax Blue Diamond Platinum blade
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Shave of the day 6th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Liquid Lavender Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender Cream
Brush: Semogue TSN 2012 LE
Razors: (Probable Merkur) Bakelite slant and Merkur 45C Bakelite, both with a SuperMax Blue Diamond Platinum blade
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Combining hobbies

I've been spending too much time lately on YouTube, watching wood turning videos...
Yes, I want a lathe now. Badly.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Shave of the day 4th November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Liquid Peppermint Soap
Lather: Mama Bear's Awakening
Brush: Vie Long 13051M pure horse
Razors: (Probable Merkur) Bakelite slant and Merkur 45C Bakelite, both with a fresh SuperMax Blue Diamond Platinum blade
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, alum and Krampert's Finest Prototype Menthol

Friday, 1 November 2013

Shave of the day 1st November

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Liquid Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Col Conk's Bay Rum
Brush: Vie Long 14033 mixed horse / boar
Razors: Cadet Model 11 OC TTO with a Lord Platinum blade
Post-shave: Cold water rinse, alum and Trufitt & Hill West Indian Lime Balm (sample pack)