Friday, 24 November 2017

Shave of the day 24th November

Razor: Gillette Slim
Blade: Astra Green
Brush: Wilkinson Sword Badger
Lather: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh
Aftershave: Asylum Shave Works Frankincense & Myrrh
Additional Care: Alum Block and BullDog Original Beard Balm

Thursday, 23 November 2017

An odd and interesting shaving bowl / scuttle

Again a few photos I found online; this time of a glass shaving bowl/scuttle of a design I've never seen before. As far as I can tell it's a vintage item, but it must have been an unusual design even back when since I've not seen anything even remotely like it before.
The possibility do off course exist that the site I found it on is simply wrong, and that its intended use was not shaving... but if so, I have even less of a clue what it might be for.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Shave of the day 22nd November

Razor: Gillette Slim
Blade: Astra Green
Brush: Vie-Long #13051M
Lather: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Soap
Aftershave: Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Additional Care: Alum and Block Scotch Porter Beard Balm

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Why I shave / buzz my head

As some of you might have guessed from one of my posts earlier this year - titled "Head shaving for n00bs" - I'm in the habit of buzzing and sometimes shaving my head. While people might do that for several good reasons, these are mine reasons to do so:

  • It's damn convenient - saves time in the shower and saves money at the hairdresser
  • It's comfortable, particularly in summer when it's hot (in fact, I started while in Africa) but also under a cap or hat in winter
  • I've been informed that it looks good on me (YMMV)
  • Gray hairs? What gray hairs?
  • Did I mention convenient?

Monday, 20 November 2017

Shave of the day 20th November

Razor: Gillette Slim
Blade: Astra Green
Brush: Omega #10048
Lather: Mike's Natural Soaps Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper
Aftershave: Myrsol Aqua Balsamica
Additional Care: Alum Block and BullDog Original Beard Balm

Friday, 17 November 2017

Shave of the day 17th November

Razor: Gillette 1958 TV Special
Blade: Astra Green
Brush: Vie-Long #12705B
Lather: Mike's Natural Soaps Lemongrass & Eucalyptus
Aftershave: Myrsol Aqua Balsamica
Additional Care: Alum Block, Scotch Porter Beard Balm and BodyShop Maca Root Energetic Face Protection