Myrsol Emulsion as preshave
Semogue Owners Club 2 band
MLSW Hallowed Harvest
Schick Dial Injector @ 7
Personna blade (2)
Homemade Bay Rum
Ricardo L’homme Sport aftershave
A very nice shave today. First use of the Mickey Lee Hallowed Harvest soap after buying this a few weeks back. It has a similar smell to the Drunken Goat soap but with spices, I guess that’s down to it having ale in the soap formula.
The Semogue 2 band badger brush has plenty of backbone so loading up the soap is easy, it also has really soft tips which feels good on the face. For the money this is a really nice brush that I’d recommend.
I face lathered starting with swirling the brush around to work the lather into my skin and lifting the stubble then began painting the lather on with brush strokes and soon had a nice thick lather ready to shave with. As with other MLSW soaps the lather is nice and thick and slick with good protective qualities.
I upped the Schick adjustable to 7 today for all 3 passes and got a nice smooth close shave with no irritation.
I finished off my shave with a splash of my homemade bay rum which I’d added a bit more scent to but it could still do with a bit more. I’m going to separate some out and add some menthol crystals to see how that goes. As I was lacking in scent I tried a splash of Ricardo L’homme sport a friend gave me. It’s also a little light in scent but has a minty bay rum scent that’s pleasant if a bit fleeting.
Proraso White Preshave
Silvertip Badger Brush
NSS Signature Bamboo & White Grape
English F/T Rocket
Gillette Swede (2)
First shave in 3 days this morning and it felt good to finally whack all those whiskers! I had the Soap Commander Resolution arrive yesterday, but for some reason the NSS was calling to me.
So today a new brush arrived it is a custom turned handle with a 24mm TGN silvertip badger knot.
Here it is pre bloom
And here it is bloomed after a few test lathers
Initial feeling is I’m going to like this brush a lot. I’ll find out tomorrow when I have my first shave with it.
Semogue Owners Club 2 Band Badger
Caties Bubbles LTV
Ikon 102 Slant
Lab Blue (3)
La Toja Aftershave
Today was my second and final shave with the J Peterman 1903 cream before returning it with some goodies for my friend to try. I’ve also fell off the not buying shaving stuff wagon as I ordered a tub of the Proraso Red pre shave cream yesterday from shavelounge. I also bought a bottle of British Sterling aftershave off eBay as I heard it’s goes well with Caties Bubbles LPV. Apart from an Omega S brush in the near future I’m hoping to get back on the wagon, for a couple of months at least.
Anyway on to today’s shave…
The BiG Shave LE Super Silvertip Badger Brush
J Peterman 1903 Shaving Cream
Standard Razor – Black
Personna Lab Blue (1)
J Peterman After Shave Balm
Very nice shave today with my newly acquired Standard razor. I had a quick shave with it yesterday but it was late so didn’t post a write up here.
3P pre shave
New Forest 1901 2 band
Wet Shaving Products Mahogany soap
Schick Dial with Personna blade (2)
Taylor of Old Bond Street Victorian Limes Aftershave
Truefitt & Hill No 10 moisturiser
Second time using this soap from WSP, the mahogany is an unusual scent but I quite like it. After two uses I think this is going to be a good soap to keep in the stash. I want to try the Barbershop scent which I hear is very nice.
I usually start lathering with a damp brush but after reading a few posts about starting with a wet brush I thought I’d give this a try. Wet brush swirling lightly on the soap for about 60 seconds and then took it to the face to lather up. The result, tonnes of lather which was super slick and thick.
The New Forest brush is only a 19mm knot but held a tonne of lather for three passes, and I could have got a few more passes if I needed to.
Three passes later and the results seem closer than normal, and post shave skin feel was good.
Finished off with a splash of the TOBS Limes aftershave and all was good. I find the TOBS aftershaves leave a nice feel to the skin after use almost talcy.
I don’t use balms that often but as the weather is so cold at the moment I used a small amount of the No 10 moisturiser a few hours after the shave.
I got this soap from a fellow forum member, but I have seen they are available from The Shaving Time Company which save importing from the USA. I’ll no doubt pick up the Barbershop scent in the future from them.