Shave of the Day Thread - 2018

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Mark1966

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Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: Tony Forsyth P&C LE Platypus
Soap/Cream: Aqua Di Palma Colonia shaving soap
Razor: Darwin Standard
Blade: Vintage NOS Wilkinson Sword 'French Browns' (3)
Post-shave: Aqua Di Palma Colonia after shave lotion
Fragrance: Aqua Di Palma Colonia EDC

Shamelessly reused post - 'cause I'm shamelessly using the same kit! ...




 

tim33z

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2018 Sabbatical Fail
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Nov 30, 2017
Location
Melbourne
Pre: hot shower
Brush: Razorock Big Bruce
Bowl: Avalon Pottery Otter bowl
Soap: Stirling Eskimo Tuxedo
Razor: Rockwell 6s (2)
Blade: Gillette Silver Blue (2)
Post: Proraso Green splash

Man this Stirling glacial soap is cold. Right under my nose, I feel a touch of sensitivity which makes me try to finish the shave faster to the detriment to my technique. For this reason, today I bowl lathered in the attempt to keep the soap off my face for a few minutes or so. Is this acceptable with the highly mentholated stuff?
Hopefully this doesn’t continue as I’m aiming to complete this soap over summer since it ain’t really a winter soap!
 

Razor Burn

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Joined
Dec 4, 2017
Location
Canberra

Brush: PAA Green Ray
Razor: Blackland Dart
Blade: Gillette Nacet (3)
Bowl: Peirera Shavery unbreakable shave bowl
Soap: Wholly Kaw La Fougere Parfaite
Pre: Shower + Washpool Face Cleanser bar
Post: Thayers Aloe & Lemon + Brut splash

A crappy pic but an awesome shave... Happy shaves! :)
 
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Dec 28, 2013


Brush: Vulfix 403 Mixed
Razor: Schick Adjustable
Blade: Personna Injector
Cream: BBA
A/S: Aqua Velva

The Schick has well and truly changed my mind about injectors. Used at it's highest setting for 3 passes and dropped down to 5 for the clean provides a near BBS, irritation free shave without fail. Perfect daily razor for me. Down to the last 5 blades though so I'll need to stock up.
 
Joined
May 22, 2016
Location
Perth


Prep: Valobra Glycerlanolina soap, Myrsol Emulsion
Brush: Saponificio Varesino Two-band High Mountain Manchurian White Badger
Soap: Martin De Candre Fougère
Razor: Feather AS-D2
Blade: Vintage NOS Wilkie Light Brigade (2)
Post: Thursday Plantation Tea Tree & Witch Hazel, CRSW Alcohol-Free American Barbershop Moisturising Aftershave
Scent: APR Fenchurch EdP

Another very smooth and comfortable shave. Some users find the AS-D2 too mild, but it is efficient and has almost surgical precision, making it a joy to use.
Three passes for a DFS+.
 

Mark1966

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2016 Sabbatical Fail
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Joined
Apr 26, 2011
Location
Canberra
Pre-shave: Hot Shower
Brush: Tony Forsyth P&C LE Platypus
Soap/Cream: Aqua Di Palma Colonia shaving soap
Razor: Darwin Standard
Blade: Vintage NOS Wilkinson Sword 'French Browns' (4)
Post-shave: Aqua Di Palma Colonia after shave lotion
Fragrance: Aqua Di Palma Colonia EDC

What, again you say? Yes, shamelessly reused post again. Will change it up tomorrow, the Darwin takes its toll after a while and the AdP splash is pretty brutal - so my face needs some artisanal love ...






 

bald as

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Location
Adelaide
Late I know :)

no pics today, but a win for the wet shaving community. My brother is staying with me at the moment and his idea of shaving is throwing some hand soap on his face in the shower, and then running over with a three blade brick. So, after some convincing he allowed me to whip up some awesome APR (Skye Fall) lather and then I showed him how to use a straight razor. He managed to get his cheeks done and parts of his chin, before he finished up with one of my Charcoal Goods razors (lvl 2) with a new feather. To cut a long story short, he woke up the next morning asking if he could have another 'real shave'. Happy Days.
Excellent story and a brave trusting brother. The "real shave" question indicate early on set straight razor addiction. The only relief from this affliction is placing good lather on the face and removing it with sharp bare metal.
 

Pbgoose

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Jun 1, 2017
Location
Dubbo

Pre: Pb PSE
Soap: Pb Brazilian Bay Thyme
Brush: Epsilon Horse
Razor: Gillette Black Beauty 109
Blade: Voskhod (3)
Post: Pb Calendula Balm
I find the Voskhods harsh so I ran the adjustable on setting 5 (I normally use settings 7 & 9) which put the Voskhod on a leash. Was still nice to follow up with just a smidge of Calendula Balm.
Was loving the spiciness of the Brazilian Bay Thyme this morning.
 
Joined
Sep 12, 2018
Location
Sydney

Currently on tour in SGP, found a place to buy de blades in little India, dirt cheap prices so decided to stock up on brands I haven’t tried before. Also sell a variety of Tabac, Brut, Omega and Old Spice products at significantly lower prices than OZ.
This will more than likely be my shave of the day for the next 10 days.
Lord Super Stainless
Feather AS-D2
Yaqi Rainbow Brown Synth
APR Bombora Soap/Splash
Proraso Aloe & Vitamin E Balm
 

SpeedyPC

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Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Location
The Dark Lord of Wet Shaving
Date: 28 December 2018

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- Omega 49 Boar 27/60mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Stirling ~ Baker Street
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Razor/Blade:- Gillette Rocket HD500 made in England 1950's / Vintage NOS England Wilkinson Sword #6
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / WAHL Bay Rum Aftershave Splash
Fragrance:- Davidoff Cool Water Wave
 
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