Saturday 23 May - Friday 29 May 2020


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Saturday SOTD


Razor: OneBlade Core
Blade: Feather FHS-10 (D6)
Brush: Yaqi Moka Express Synthetic 24mm
Bowl: HoneycombCopper 4 ½”
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: GroomingDept Unscented
Shave Soap: Black Ship Grooming Captain Joe
Butter: Saponificio Varesino Puro Burro di Karitè
Aftershave: Black Ship Grooming Captain Joe


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Date:- 23 May 2020

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Brush:- WCS Two-Tone Tall (Blue & White) Extra Dense Synth. 26/56mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Declaration Grooming ~ Bon Vivant
Razor/Blade:- Karve CB Matte SS 'SB-D' / Polsilver SI #5
Post/After-shave:- T.N. Dickinson Witch Hazel Astringent mixed into the 240ml bottle with Natural Glycerin (20 drops) & Tea Tree Antiseptic (10)
Fragrance:- Proraso Wood & Spice

SOTD : 23rd May 2020.


Shaving recipe for today.

Prep: Warm shower / Original Source Cherry & Almond Shower Milk.


Cold wet flannel to my face / Bloom water face wash.

Pears ~ Transparent Soap Bar.

Brush: Yaqi 26mm Rainbow Brown Synthetic. (Faux Horse)

Face Lather.

Soap : Natural skincare Products UK . ~ Unisex Lanolin Wool Fat,with Cedarwood and Patchouli Essential Oils Shaving Soap.

Blade: Voskhod Teflon Coated. (1)

Razor: Wilkinson Sword Premium TTO.


Cold Water Face Rinse./Thayers ~ Rose Petal Witch Hazel./ Gummy ~ Traditional Turkish Lavender Cologne.

Baylis & Harding ~ Amber & Sandalwood ASB.


A new very eclectic shave set up to start the weekend..Maiden shave with the Lanolin Wool Fat shaving soap, which was a pre-birthday pressie from my siblings, along with a few practical every day use toiletries deo & body sprays etc.

The Soap verdict ?...A good performing nicely fragranced shaving soap, that contains tallow along this lanolin wool fat which i know my mature skin loves from using MWF/Kent,& Haslinger Schafmilch Sheep Milk shaving soaps.

After few minute warm water bloom,with my damp synthetic brush i created an acceptable lather in a short space of time for the full shave,which didn't dissipate or have a reaction to my skin when applied to my face, wetting the tips of the brush with cold water inbetween each shaving pass, leaving a wonderful post shave feel..What more is required. A wonderful gift. Another great addition to my shaving den.

I now have enough shaving soaps & creams to last me for a long time for this pleasurable traditional wet shaving hobby of mine.

I find the voskhod blades become noticeably smoother on the second outing this i assume is probably down the teflon coating breaking down on the first shave.

It's good to re-visit blades i haven't used for a while, over the next few months i'll be re-aquainting & introducing myself to the vast amount of DE blades in my shaving den that ive yet tried, or infrequently used.

The WS Premium TTO razor, paired together with Voskhod T.C. paired together nicely making a comfortable non-aggressive, yet efficient match resulting in a 3 pass +pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.

Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Baylis & Harding ~ Amber & Sandalwood ASB.

My face is feeling super smooth and smelling divine. 😉

Stay safe, and enjoy the start of the weekend ladies & gentlemen. 😎
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Pre: Hot shower.
Razor: Charcoal Goods Level-2 base plate, limited edition Victorian.
Blade: Gillette Rubie
Bowl: Handmade bowl, Mk3
Brush: RazoRock Silvertip Synthetic
Soap: PannaCrema Nera
Post: Fine Platinum aftershave and balm
WTG, ATG, touch ups with adjusted angles for my beard.




SOTD Saturday, May 23, 2020
Challenge "3017" – shave #84

Growth: 24h
Intro: soap Confiança 'O Melhor'
Preshave: oil Floid
Brush: Simpson 'Trafalgar T2' Synthetic Fibre
Soap: Saponificio Varesino "Felce Aromatica"
Lathering: face
Razor: Gillette Sensor Excel
Cartridge: Gillette Sensor Excel (#1)
Passes: ATG-XTG + comfort foam
Aftershave: balm Proraso 'Green Tea and Oats'

Good day to all!

Paul L

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Saturday 23rd May

Soap - Palmolive Stick (in bowl)
Brush - YaqI Tuxedo 24mm Marble Handle
Razor - RazoRock Game Changer .84-P
Blade - RapIra Platinum Lux (3)
Post - Superdrug Forest Fresh ASL
EdT - none - (waiting for Amazon delivery)??

Is Palmolive Stick the best performing, cheapest shave soap ever ? - Probably . . . . .
It's slick, glide is excellent, and protection is top notch too. . . . All it's missing is fancy scent.
Forest Fresh ASL is another low budget, top performing product. Ok, the high alcohol content can sting a little if you've been a little heavy handed with your technique, but with a light touch all I get is a tingle.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy Bank Holiday weekend