Shave of the Day Thread - 2018

Discussion started by Mark1966, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. pvsampson

    pvsampson Member

    Brush: Semogue 1305
    Soap: Proraso red
    Razor: Parker 34R
    Blade: Gillette (blue pack)
    Post: Witch Hazel/Johnsons moisturiser

    No pic,don't often post in here but this was the first bloodless shave with a straight.(Albeit a shavette style) Two passes nice and easy.Pretty chuffed with myself,and looking forward to getting my Bengall.
     
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  2. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member Da Menth Heads

    One blade/One Razor/One soap in February - Shave #13
    Brush: RR 400
    Razor: Rockwell 6S (R4)
    Blade: Derby
    Scuttle/Bowl/Mug: PAA Travel Scuttle
    Pre: Shower + Barber Shoppe Face Wash
    Soap: RR xXx
    Post: Alum / Witch Hazel + Barber Shoppe Balm

    Back from Sydney and what better way to celebrate than by shaving. Still having major difficulties with the Derby blade which is struggling to conquer my stobborn beard growth. No matter the direction, pressure or amount of lather I'm using, the blade just won't cut my chin or moustache hair evenly. I'll see how it goes for a couple more shaves before give up on the Derby... Happy shaves gents!
     
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  3. Dustin L

    Dustin L Member

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    Brush: Maggards 24mm Synthetic
    Razor: Rockwell 6S Face (R3) Head (R5)
    Blade: Astra SP
    Pre: Shower + Headblade Head Shed + Peppermint Glycerin Soap
    Soap: Reef Point Earl Grey & Ginger
    Post: Thayers Lemon + B&M 42

    Great first shave on my new 6S. You guys weren't joking when you said it was smooth. I could barely feel a blade in it. Great face shave and probably top 5 head shave to date. I'm loving the Reef Point Earl Grey & Ginger, beautiful calming scent.
     
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  4. FluffyGroodle

    FluffyGroodle Member

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    Razor: Merkur 34C HD
    Blade: Astra Platinum
    Brush: Vintage Made Rite - 2 band badger revamp by Reyes Restoration
    Soap: The Sudsy Soapery Citrus & Bay
    Post-shave: Dapper Dragon Ice Wyrm balm/Speick AS splash
    Fragrance: ADP Colonia Pura
     
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  5. alfredus

    alfredus organises many group buys State Convenor - SA Group Buy Caporegime

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    Pre-Shave: SebaMed, cold water
    Razor: Razorock Baby Smooth Ti
    Blade: Voskhod (1)
    Brush: Nathan Clark Envy White
    Lather: Stirling Bergamot Lavender
    Post-Shave: Alum, Stirling Bay Laurel Witch Hazel, Australian Emu Oil​

    It is great to find such nice gear in the back of the shave cabinet. The Ti Baby Smooth is indeed a smooth razor, and although I got a small nick in my mental crease, the shave was still very enjoyable and smooth.

    I almost forgot, how much I like this brush - it has a strong backbone , yet soft tips and the Stirling lather it produced was just great.

    I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday (y)
     
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  6. bald as

    bald as Member

    Very enjoyable shave with an old Bengall I haven't used in a while.

    Soap, brush and a single pass.
     
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  7. Nightguard

    Nightguard Member

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    Brush: Vulfix 403 Pure
    Razor: Slim Twist
    Blade: Vintage UK Personna (11)
    Soap: MdC
    A/S: Proraso White
     
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  8. Benjamin

    Benjamin Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Razor: Rockwell 6S – R1
    Blade: Polsilver SI (1)
    Brush: Semogue SOC Badger
    Soap: P&B Citra Royale
    Post: Witch Hazel, Sebamed

    Lather shot here.
     
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  9. UKSteve

    UKSteve Member

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    Squadron/APR Australians All Set
    ABC Boar
    Mühle Rocca - Feather

     
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  10. Sticky

    Sticky Just 17 days and then... 2018 Sabbatical Fail

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    Pre: PAA, Cube
    Brush: PAA, Rocket
    Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Razor: Ever Ready, Streamline
    Blade: Gem SS (7)
    Post: APR, Lixiviant
     
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  11. Korbz

    Korbz Member

  12. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Razor: Vintage Gillette 'Fatboy' (5)
    Blade: Vintage Gillette Super Stainless blade (3)
    Brush: Shavemac DO1 Americana shaving brush
    Soap/Cream: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Lightning Ridge Shave Soap
    Aftershave: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Lightning Ridge Aftershave
    Fragrance: Australian Private Reserve (APR) Lightning Ridge EDP

    A quick Google of 'lightning ridge' produces some very interesting images (i hope my skin doesn't end up like this) but this one seemed most appropriate for this product (sorry for image quality)

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    It sums up the product really!
     
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  13. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

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    Soap: Dr Jon's Arctic Hydra
    Brush: Zenith Boar (died a violent death last night when cracked handle allowed knot to be shaken out)
    Razor: J A Henckels 472
    Post: Jojoba Oil
    Had enough of the thumbnail photos and ditched flickr til I work out how to control photo resolution. Back to photobucket for the time being.
    Dr Jon's Arctic Hydra is a pleasant performer with mild menthol. Don't know that I'd rush out and buy it again but happy to use it while I've got it. I'm possibly underrating it so don't let me discourage a purchase. It's a softer soap that lathers very easily and doesn't easily over foam.
     
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  14. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Artisan Producer Menth Dealer

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    Valobra Pre Shave
    WolfmanG/UFO
    Gillette Rubie
    Morris & Forndran 2XL
    Grooming Dept. Conca D'Oro
    Chatillon Lux Vide Poche
    AP Reserve G'Day Mate! EDP

     
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  15. beerhog

    beerhog Member

    Soap: CAPTAINS choice bay rum
    Razor: Rockwell 6s (4)
    Blade: wizmet polsilver stainless(5)
    Brush: maggards synth
    Fragrance: Apr fresca edp
    5th and last shave with that blade. It was good while it lasted and im considering buying more but I'm not going to decide that till ive tried the rest of the blades I got from try a blade. I might give the sputnik blades next.
     
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  16. pvsampson

    pvsampson Member

    I use Imgur.Easy,loads quick and free.
    Also.....R.I.P. Zenith.
     
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  17. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Artisan Producer Menth Dealer

    Likewise, Imgur is so hassle free.
     
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  18. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    On an i-device try Flickr Explorer App which generates BBCode
     
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  19. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Artisan Producer Menth Dealer

    The trick with samples is to push a decent amount (1.5 almonds worth) flat over the surface of a bowl or scuttle and go in with a wet, but not dripping brush.
     
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