Friday, 30 October 2015

Shave of the day 30th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Crabtree and Evelyn Sandalwood
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: Racer razor with a Wilkinson Sword
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Shave of the day 28th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap
Brush: Turkish No7 'horse hair'
Razor: Racer razor with a Wilkinson Sword
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Gillette in battledress

Old advertisements can be fun... and while these may seem like simple public information messages they were also brand reinforcement messages - keeping Gillette in the front of peoples mind during WW2.


Monday, 26 October 2015

Shave of the day 26th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Mama Bear's Awakening
Brush: Omega #10048 Boar Bristle
Razor: Racer razor with a fresh Wilkinson Sword
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest 80° Below
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 23 October 2015

Shave of the day 23rd October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: LEA shavestick
Brush: Omega #50014 Boar Bristle Travel Brush
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a Perma-Sharp Super Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Beard care:


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Omega #50014

After more than a few trips out and about my travel brush is breaking in nicely.



Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Shave of the day 21st October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: LEA shavestick
Brush: Omega #50014 Boar Bristle Travel Brush
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a Perma-Sharp Super Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Beard care:


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Stubby soap


Roughly halfway through my LEA shavestick. It's a nice stick for travel, since it comes in a very sturdy plastic container.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Shave of the day 19th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: LEA shavestick
Brush: Omega #50014 Boar Bristle Travel Brush
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a fresh Perma-Sharp Super Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Beard care:


Friday, 16 October 2015

Shave of the day 16th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Teatree Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations Walters
Brush: Turkish No6 'Horse hair'
Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic with a Shark Super Chrome
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 15 October 2015

From creme to croap to soap...

...just add time.

My jar of Prairie Creations KISS has, over time, hardened from a soft creme to a hardish soap. It don't change the other qualities of the KISS, which saves just as well as before.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Shave of the day 14th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Teatree Soap
Lather: rairie Creations KISS
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B natural white pure horse
Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic with a Shark Super Chrome
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and BodyShop Maca Root Energetic Face Protection
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Monday, 12 October 2015

Shave of the day 12th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Mama Bear's Awakening
Brush: Semogue "The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition"
Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic with a fresh Shark Super Chrome
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest 80° Below
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 9 October 2015

Shave of the day 9th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream
Brush: VVie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger brush
Razor: Gillette 1958 TV Special Superspeed with a Feather Hi-Stainless blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Shave of the day 7th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucaluptus Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Soap Pine & Cedarwood,
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: Gillette 1958 TV Special Superspeed with a Feather Hi-Stainless blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

There is an app for that, part II

And the app is pretty okay - not bad, but not fantastic.

Shaving Buddy, available for Android, lets me keep track of my shaving hardware and software, track their use, enter my Shave of the Day, and - allegedly - share it on imgur.

Allegedly?

Yeah, I simply can't get that feature to work. Which is a shame, because that would be neat, but it also don't matter too much to me. The ability to keep track of my gear, usage statistics and seeing what gives me the best shaves is enough in my opinion to recommend it.








There is a free version available, but you're limited to five items in each category (razor, blade, brush, lather, aftershave, and additional care). You might want to give the free version a go before shelling out 3USD for the full version. I decided to pay the full price, since I felt it was worth it to me. YMMV.


Monday, 5 October 2015

Shave of the day 5th October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Mama Bear's Awakening
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: Gillette 1958 TV Special Superspeed with a fresh Feather Hi-Stainless blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest 80° Below
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 2 October 2015

Shave of the day 2nd October

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Wet Shaving Products pre-production soap
Brush: Turkish No7
Razor: Parker 22R Twist To Open Closed Comb with a Wilkinson Sword blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb