Shave of the Day Thread - 2018

Discussion started by Mark1966, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. lerenau

    lerenau a cheeky monkey 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Wow. :wideyed: I'm exhausted just reading that!
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  2. pvsampson

    pvsampson Member

    Proraso,Semogue 1305, Bengall, Witch Hazel,Nivea,VCS

    Standard two pass straight shave.Standard same soap,brush etc.
    I did add a dab of musk oil to the Viet Cheap'n'smelly.
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  3. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member

    Yeah lol. I'd be ready to shoot someone after that. That flight to Perth is not a short one as well.
  4. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    I've done Canberra - Perth - Canberra in a day once, meeting finished VERY early and I got the late afternoon direct flight back (just) - so it was actually CBR - MEL - PER - CBR. I've also done Adelaide and Melbourne in a day from Sydney once.

    There is a guy on the AFF forum (I think) who gets Platinum One with QF, so 3600 status credits per annum, just domestically flying economy. Now THAT is a lot of time in the air. Most Platinum Ones are business class flyers and internationally. If all my domestic travel was business I would get there too - but our organisation would be broke and it is simply not going to happen in the NFP space!
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  5. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer

    I find your habit of UNPREDICTABLY using uppercase quite unnerving, emphasis can be implied by the judicious use of italics. I am also betting you have run the 'numbers' comparatively on the AFF chap and his points versus your own which is even more unsettling.
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  6. Kaeckerut

    Kaeckerut Member Grand Society

    Did anyone else look at the image and think it was @Pbgoose 's lunch? Tuna, Fig and something else. I'm glad you didn't shave with tuna, I imagine it wouldn't shave very well. :ROFLMAO:
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  7. Razor Burn

    Razor Burn Member Grand Society Da Menth Heads

    Brush: PAA Atomic
    Razor: Yaqi DOC + RR SS HALO handle
    Blade: Astra
    Scuttle/Bowl/Mug: Fine Lather bowl
    Pre: Proraso white preshave
    Soap: APR Suitably Attired Australian
    Post: Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil + APR Suitably Attired Australian Splash/EDP

    An awesome shave on so many levels - 3 pass BBS with the cheap but impressively efficient Yaqi DOC. So glad I gave it a try as its slightly more aggressive than the PAA DOC but a fraction of the price and apparently a clone of the recently released RR SLOC? To my great surprise the Proraso matched up well with the soap which smells soooooo delightful and lathered up a treat :giggle: Finished off with my first experience of an APR Splash/EDP and all I can say is WOW - Thanks @Mark1966 for the generous gift. Have a great remainder to your week and happy shaves!
  8. Normie

    Normie Member

    Brush: Omega Boar
    Soap/Cream: MWF
    Razors: iKon X3, Rockwell 6S (3,3)
    Blades: Gillette Rubie, Polsilver
    Post-shave: Alum, Emu Oil, Myrsol Formula "C"
  9. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    I looked at the label this morning and the thought ('Luna' looked like Tuna) did cross my mind but I was too focussed on the wonderful Fig and Vanilla scent.:)
  10. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Well I understand that uppercase is shouting and has a clear meaning as such, whereas italics can be a little ambiguous.

    My travel in discount economy is generally half the value of full economy and one quarter business, so I would still not be at the P1 level even flying full economy like he does.
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  11. Maxime D.

    Maxime D. Member

    Gillette Superspeed 1953
    Schick Krona-Chrome @15
    LaToja Shave Stick
    Aqua Velva Musk

    Very smooth, and barely any feedback from the alum bloc. Another winning shave :D

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  12. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer


    Chatillon Lux Pre Shave
    M&F Polo 32mm
    WolfmanG/UFO GOLiATH
    Eufros Rosas
    AP Reserve General Ledger Splash/EDP

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  13. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    Soap: Reef Point Dragons Blood (Sample)
    Brush: Zenith Boar
    Razor: Muhle R41 Twist
    Blade: Polsilver SI (4 and out)
    Post: Jojoba Oil
    Enjoyed the Reef Point soap this morning. Background image is of my office for the last couple of days in Western NSW. It is very dry out here. The wild pigs are in very poor condition and don't start running away until you're virtually on them which is unusual.
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  14. LukehGee

    LukehGee Member


    EJ DE89 w/ Voskhod
    Yaqi Tuxedo
    Winterfall soap and splash

    I was waiting for a bit colder day to give the Winterfall its first go but I could not hold out. Both the soap and splash were great. Heaps of slick lather and my face feels smooth and fresh after the aftershave. And the scent is amazing.

    The blade was smooth. Not as sharp I don't think as the Polsilver but still it's in the top of what I have tried so far.

    On topic with the Winterfall, last night I spent an hour reading leaked script run downs of season 8 GoT. Only to get to the end and find out it was fab fiction! There's an hour never coming back.
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  15. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Date: 14 March 2018

    Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
    Brush:- Semogue 2000 25/60mm
    Soap/Cream:- I Coloniali 3x
    Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
    Razor:– Muhle R41 v2013 head with Rockwell Chrome handle
    Blade:- Kai Stainless Steel #3
    Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel & Tea Tree Oil / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
    Fragrance:- L'eau D'issey Pour Homme
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  16. Greenpike

    Greenpike Member

    No pic due to running late.

    Razor: Colonial General SS
    Blade: Schick Proline
    Soap: Shaver Heaven Oatmeal Stout
    Brush: TF Custom Greenpike Tuxedo
    Post: APR General Ledger (menthol) + Invictus EdT

    Lovely BBS as only the General can do.
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  17. lerenau

    lerenau a cheeky monkey 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    Pre-shave: Warm shower and oil-based facewash (non drying)
    Brush: TSW 452/24
    Soap/Cream: Crown King: The Kiss
    Bowl/Scuttle: Jude Keogh shave bowl
    Razor: SS Colonial General
    Blade: Schick Proline(I think) (8)
    Post-shave: Alum, Thayers Witch Hazel, Marine Hylauronics (aka magic), Niacinamide+Zinc (also magic), Crown King: The Kiss splash

    One of the first DE shave soaps was Crown King's 'The Kiss'.
    I really love the scent, even though it smells very artificial and its performance was faaar better than anything I had experienced until then.
    I haven't used it in about 6 months, so I decided to give it another whirl this morning... But I wish I hadn't.

    It lathers well. But I found it drying and offers little protection compared to my current go-to's.
    Applying the alum was like torture and my skin was all red and splotchy for quite some time afterwards.
    I'm mostly ok now. But I'm still quite raw.

    I have so many wonderful soaps that I'm starting to think it's not worth keeping anything that doesn't agree with me.
    I think I will start pifing anything that doesn't meet my standards.

    My current thoughts for pifing at the next Canberra meet:
    - Crown King: The Kiss (soap+splash). Love the smell (too artificial to call it a scent). But too harsh on my skin.
    - PAA: Déja Fougère (soap+splash). Different base to 'The Kiss'. But, from memory, similar performance. I like this smell too.
    - Razorock: Moroccan Secret (soap). I have never had a good shave from this soap. One of the ingredients burns my skin quite badly. Some people seem to love RazoRock. But, RR are no longer welcome in my house.
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  18. lerenau

    lerenau a cheeky monkey 2018 Charity Auction Winner

    Before I forget, I have already promised the Moroccan Secret to @Razor Burn. With any luck, he will enjoy it more than I did.
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  19. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer

    I love it too, it sits beside Le Grand Chypre (another incredible Chypre) as a companion without any hesitation whatsoever.
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  20. Rabid Badger

    Rabid Badger Member 2018 Charity Auction Winner


    Preshave: Shiner Gold shave soap and warm water
    Brush: Floris, pure badger, 20mm knot (20 years old and my first shaving gift)
    Cream: Castle and Forbes, Lime
    Razor: Giesen & Forstoff 1350K, open comb, 100mm handle
    Blade: Astra
    Post shave: Razorock 888 aftershave wax

    This is my favourite cream at the moment, so easy to lather and it produces so much of it too. I'm not the biggest fan of this razor, the handle is very slippery and hard to spin between both sides of the head. The head though is nice. I'd rate it as mild. Not the most efficient, but good enough.
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