Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Shave of the day 29th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Teatree Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations KISS cream w/ tea tree oil
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: NOS German Bakelite Slant with a Treet Platinum Super Stainless
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, 27 June 2016

Shave of the day 27th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Proraso Eucalyptus & Menthol Soap
Brush: Turkish No7 'horse hair'
Razor: NOS German Bakelite Slant with a fresh Treet Platinum Super Stainless
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, 24 June 2016

Shave of the day 24th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners LavenderSoap
Lather: Nivea Shave Cream
Brush: Omega #10048
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Proraso Injector blade
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

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Shave of the day 22nd June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners LavenderSoap
Lather: Derby Lavender cream
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B natural white pure horse
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Proraso Injector blade
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, 20 June 2016

Shave of the day 20th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners EucalyptusSoap
Lather: Brutalt Bra Barbersåpe TSN SE "Norwegian Wood"
Brush: Turkish No6 'horse hair'
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Proraso Injector blade
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

Friday, 17 June 2016

Shave of the day 17th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Citrus Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Lemongrass & Eucalyptus Soap
Brush: Semogue "The Shave Nook 2012 Limited Edition" mixed boar-badger
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Proraso Injector blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua De Limón
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A different kind of sharp blade

A 2016 Special Edition handmade Taramundi knife from famed Spanish Artisan Pedro Bermudez - one of fifty made for my favourite shave forum; The Shave Nook.
Handmade stainless steel blade, stainless steel ferrule, laminated wood handle, hand sewn leather sheath. A work of craftmanship, and I'm pleased to own one of the fifty made.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Shave of the day 15th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap
Brush: Vie-Long #14033 mixed horse-badger brush
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a Proraso Injector blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Schick "Lady Eversharp" - first impressions

Short version; Nice shave.

Longer version; Why didn't I try an injector before?

Well, I know why... I was too busy enjoying my DEs. But after I started to dabble in SEs, I decided to keep half an eye out for an injector. A few weeks ago a few NOS (New Old Stock) Schick razors came up for sale on my favourite shave forum, and after mulling it over for a short while I took the plunge.

Bright yellow and cheerful this time traveller from the 70's is allegedly meant for a Lady, but I'm secure enough in my manliness to use whatever razor that comes to hand to hack of my beard... that, and the only real difference from a regular Schick is as far as I can tell the colour and shape of the handle.

I got delayed in trying it; first I had to wait for blades to arrive (I plan to keep the two vintage blades it came with, partly because I would hate to fall in love with a blade I can no longer get), then I had to get quite a bit of travelling for work out of the way. Since all indications is that injector blades lasts for more than a week, I want time to wear a blade out in one go without interruptions.

First shave was... remarkable unremarkable. About every other razor I've tried so far requires a little adjustment of angle, or some other adjustment... some have even been really nippy or downright angry. I assumed that like most SEs the Schick Lady Eversharp would be happiest if I placed the head flat against my skin, and it just worked. Simple as that.
The first shave with the Schick: Proraso blade, Brutalt Bra soap, Wilkinson Sword Badger brush, Myrsol Balsamica aftershave... and a Damn Fine Shave at the end of it all.

Bottom line? Try a Schick - it's a good razor.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Shave of the day 13th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Eucalyptus Soap
Lather: Brutalt Bra Barbersåpe TSN SE "Norwegian Wood"
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Razor: Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector with a fresh Proraso Injector blade
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb


Friday, 10 June 2016

Shave of the day 10th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Proraso Eucalyptus & Menthol Soap
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M unbleached pure horse
Razor: BiC Sensitive SE disposable
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Thayers Original Witch Hazel
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Shave of the day 8th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Lea Shaving Stick
Brush: Omega #50014 boar bristle travel brush
Razor: Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor with Lord Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Beard care: WSP Matterhorn Beard Oil

Monday, 6 June 2016

Shave of the day 6th June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Lea Shaving Stick
Brush: Omega #50014 boar bristle travel brush
Razor: Merkur 985CL open comb travel razor with fresh Lord Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Beard care: WSP Matterhorn Beard Oil

Friday, 3 June 2016

Shave of the day 3rd June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap
Lather: Prairie Creations KISS cream
Brush: Turkish No7 'horse hair'
Razor: Merkur 45C Bakelite with a Feather Hi-Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Yet another cost saving estimate

YMMV and all that, based on price, availability and what number of Aquisition Disorder you find yourself suffering from:
Full article here.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Shave of the day 1st June

Pre-shave: Dr Bronners Citrus Soap
Lather: Mike's Natural Soap Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper shavestick
Brush: Omega #10048 Boar Bristle
Razor: Merkur 45C Bakelite with a Feather Hi-Stainless
Post-shave: Cool water rinse, alum, and Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Aftershave
Beard care: Big Red Beard Balm and Big Red No7 Beard Comb