Mickey Lee Soapworks Cocoa Maya & Ikon SB

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Myrsol Emulsion as Preshave
Simpsons Duke 3 in Best
Mickey Lee Soapworks Cocoa Maya
Ikon SB on Jürgen Hempel Ti
Gillette Yellow (2)
David Beckham Instinct Aftershave

The blade was much smoother on shave number 2 today 99% BBS and a real smooth shave.

Keeping with the month of using samples today I chose a sample of the Mickey Lee Soapworks Cocoa Maya shave soap. Lathered up with the Duke with ease with a nice chocolate scent. Really good protection, glide and post skin care. This scent seems a little lighter than some of the other MLSW soaps I have.

Finished off with a splash of witch hazel which I had mixed with a sample of Stirling Lemon Chill aftershave I received a long time ago, it’s got a lot of menthol and even mixed down with witch hazel it’s got a lot of chilling menthol power. A quick splash of the David Beckham aftershave and I was good to go and smelling nice and fresh. A good summer scent and it was quite a nice warm day today after a mixed week of weather, we even had some hail and a thunderstorm here last night. Here’s hoping for some nice weather over the bank holiday weekend.

The first shave of summer

I guess someone forgot to tell the weather!

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3P preshave
Simpsons Duke 3 Best Badger
St James Cedarwood & Clarysage shaving cream
Gillette US Aristocrat
Gillette Swede (3)
Floid Vigoroso aftershave

Missing an hour after the clocks going forward today so I’ll keep this post short.

First try of the St James cream today and I’m impressed with it so far. It’s a really slick cream that lathered up quickly and easily with the Duke. It’s got a very nice scent too.

Quick 3 passes and a splash of the Floid and I’m ready to face another week of work.

Ye Old Strop Shoppe Barbershoppe shave

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3P Pre Shave
Simpsons Duke 3 in Best
Strop Shoppe – Barbershoppe
Standard Razor
Personna Lab Blue (3)
TOBS St James Aftershave

Second try of the Strop Shoppe special edition shaving soap loaned to me by a shaving buddy. It lathers easily but I just don’t find the lather explodes into a thick rich lather like some of my other soaps I have used recently.

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