Pre: Maggard Razors PSO – Grapefruit
Brush: VDH Kit Brush – Boar
Soap: Derby Shaving Cream – Mint
Razor: ’20s Old Type Open Comb Ball End Handle
Blade: Astra SP(2)
Splash: Thayers Natural Remedies Lemon Witch Hazel w/ Aloe Vera Astringent
Post: Nivea Sensitive After Shave Balm & Pinaud Clubman Classic AS – Vanilla
TGIF! Had a great walk this morning. I don’t know if I mentioned it before but I live right next to a very busy 5 lane one way street. Basically I have to cross it to get anywhere. Sometimes it can be kind of hazardous as a pedestrian! I’ve been almost hit at least 3 times. Today was pretty low key though. That’s how I like it lol
Another new soap today! Well new to me anyway. I had picked up another tube of Derby shaving soap. Mint this time. Only because they were out of my beloved Lemon! I know right? How dare they? So I grabbed the Mint because I’m not really a fan of Lavender. The Mint scent is a fresh but subtle scent. I didn’t really “feel” any menthol but I wasn’t really expecting too. The performance is typical Derby. Which means the performance is great! This cheap little cream whips up into a nice, creamy lather with decent cushion and great slickness. For the price, this soap is a must have for anyones shave den.
This mornings shave was a little uncomfortable this morning. I think this razor is just a tad too aggressive for me. Even paired with a milder blade, and using a super light touch, I still ended up with some bloodletting. So I think I will reserve this razor for if I ever have any heavy growth I need to mow through. The application of witch hazel definitely confirmed that choice. Man my dome is STILL tingling! The burn!!
SO.. any plans for the weekend? I think we are going to a festival in this little town just south of us. I like small town festivals 🙂