Mickey Lee Soapworks Hallowed Harvest

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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.

Goodbye J Peterman

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…

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SOTD 07/02/15

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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.