Shave of the Day Thread - 2019

SpeedyPC

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Date:- 15 April 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- Semogue SOC in Taj Resin Badger/Boar 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Wholly Kaw ~ Jamestown Gentleman Special Edition
Razor/Blade:- Gillette Rocket HD500 made in England 1950's / Vintage NOS Schick Plus Platinum #10
Post-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed with Tea Tree, Lavender & Peppermint / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
Fragrance:- Proraso Wood & Spice
 

Nico

Multi-blade using heretic - burn the witch ...
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Mar 16, 2018
Location
Canberra
Pre: Warm water, Aloe vera gel
Razor: RAW RS-10, Mild Plate
Blade: Astra Green
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk2
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: Proraso Green
Post: Proraso Green splash.

Just out of curiosity I gave Aloe vera gel a go as pre-shave. I was pleasantly surprised how well it performed. For those who enjoy pre shave stuff, give it a go. (y)

 

nsavage

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South Australia
yeah no worries.. just the way i built lather before was a little incorrect.

It is the process of being patient and loading lather and water bit by bit until the desired result is reached. So i basically start with a near damp brush and dry load for a bit, then add a few drops of water to the puck and start loading again, few more drops etc

a patient build up until the desired super shiny lather at the consistency of Greek yogurt is reached.. no bubbles at all to be in the lather btw.

This process uses a good amount of soap and takes around 4-5min to produce but it is totally worth it. In my limited experience its all about slickness and the lather being hydrated enough. Since i have been building lather this way i have turned an average soap (CaD) into a winner. The A&E club signature in the new base is even better, and gives a super slick n shiny lather.. looking forward to re-visiting a lot of old soaps again and using a lot of product is great, cos i will be able to finally, at some point, finish my first puck of soap :)
This is how I always intended the APR F2 base soap to be used.

Whilst you can get a great lather using the usual methods I specifically formulated it to react well to being lathered patiently on the puck of soap of soap itself. In my personal opinion there is a significant difference in the quality of the resulting lather as well as an improvement in slickness and post shave feel.

I encourage everyone to take the time to at least try the method mentioned above at some stage. Perhaps on a weekend or some time where you are able to spend an extra couple of minutes lathering. Not necessarily with an APR soap but any soap of your choice. In addition I encourage you not to stop lathering on the soap puck when you think you have enough lather. Add a little more water a couple of times and keep going. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the result.
 

Mark1966

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Canberra
Pre-shave: Hot shower
Brush: Vintage butterscotch Simpson shaving brush
Soap/Cream: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fougere Bourbon Rose shaving soap
Razor: Gillette NEW head on TSW Bren handle
Blade: NOS Gillette 'Super Stainless' (8)
Post-shave: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fougere Bourbon Rose aftershave splash
Fragrance: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Fougere Bourbon Rose EDP


So sad to wake up and read of this -



A truly sad day not just for France. A magnificent building, so much history.
 

SpeedyPC

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Location
The Land of Extra Cheesy
Date:- 16 April 2019

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- Semogue SOC 2 Band Badger in Taj Resin 24/53mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Wholly Kaw ~ Yuzu/Rose/Patchouli Limited Edition
Razor/Blade:- Gillette Red Tip E1 1959 / Vintage NOS Gillette Bleue Extra #9
Post-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed with Natural Glycerin (20), Tea Tree (10), Lavender (15) & Peppermint (10 drops)
Fragrance:- Hugo Boss (Original)
 
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alfredus

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Pre-Shave: Kiss my Face Olive Oil Soap, cold water
Razor: BBS-1
Blade: Ladas Super Stainless (1)
Brush: Shavemac ATG 2017 LE
Lather: Mike's Bergamot, Orange, Ylang-Ylang
Post-Shave: Alum, Thayers Original Alcohol Free Witch Hazel, South Australian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil​

Every shave with the BBS-1 is consistently superb and the wonderful Mike's lather adds to a very pleasing overall experience.

I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday (y)
 
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