Monday, 29 February 2016

Shave of the day 29th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: LEA shave stick
Brush: Omega #50014 Boar Bristle Travel Brush
Razor: Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor with a Lord blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, miniature alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum

Friday, 26 February 2016

Shave of the day

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: GzD shave stick
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Gillette 1958 TV Special Superspeed with a Treet Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Straight razor shaving done wrong

Yes, it is a real medical X-ray image.
Yes, it is a straight razor.
No, I do most assuredly not want to know how it ended up there.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Shave of the day 24th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Arko shaving stick
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: Gillette 1958 TV Special Superspeed with a Treet Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Monday, 22 February 2016

Shave of the day 22nd February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: Gillette 1958 TV Special Superspeed with a fresh Treet Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Shave of the day 20th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Teatree Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations KISS cream w/ teatree oil
Brush: Turkish No7 'horse hair'
Razor: Parker 22R butterfly with a Shark Super Chrome
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Shave of the day 17th Fabruary

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream
Brush: Omega #10048 Boar Bristle
Razor: Parker 22R butterfly with a Shark Super Chrome
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Intersecting interests

I'm not normally one to look at straights, but these intersects with another interest of mine.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Shave of the day 15th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: "Mike's Mixed"
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B natural white pure horse
Razor: Parker 22R butterfly with a fresh Shark Super Chrome
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol After Shave Formula K
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 12 February 2016

Shave of the day 12th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: LEA shave stick
Brush: Omega #50014 Boar Bristle Travel Brush
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a fresh Perma-Sharp Super
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: WSP Matterhorn Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


In addition; this is the 1000th post on my blog!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Shave of the day 10th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: LEA shave stick
Brush: Omega #50014 Boar Bristle Travel Brush
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a fresh Perma-Sharp Super
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: WSP Matterhorn Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Used razor blades in bath room walls

Based on a discussion on my favourite shave forum regarding blade banks (ie.: how to store and dispose used razor blades), I did a bit of googling... and part of me really wants this in my bathroom:


The downside will show up when it's time to get contractors in and renovate the bathroom:


Overall, perhaps best and safest to NOT cut a slot in the bathroom wall... never mind the fact that it would be the wet wall.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Shave of the day 8th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: LEA shave stick
Brush: Omega #50014 Boar Bristle Travel Brush
Razor: Gillette "Khaki" Old Type with a fresh Perma-Sharp Super
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: WSP Matterhorn Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 5 February 2016

Shave of the day 5th February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Soap Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper shavestick
Brush: Turkish No6 'horse hair'
Razor: Cadet TTO-13 with a Personna Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol De Limón
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Shave of the day 3rd February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Soap, Peppermint & Rosemary
Brush: Semogue "The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition" mixed boar-badger
Razor: Cadet TTO-13 with a Personna Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Unruly moustache?

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Shave of the day 1st February

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Lavender Soap
Lather: Dr Selby Lavender Luxury Shaving Cream
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger
Razor: Cadet TTO-13 with a fresh Personna Platinum
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Oil and Big Red No7 Beard Comb