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12/2 Oops Upside ya Head

12022015

Pre: Maggard Razors PSO – Grapefruit
Brush: Custom Boar by Steve Brown Swirl Handle
Soap: Maggard Razors Shaving Soap (Tallow) – London Barbershop
Razor: ’88 Gillette Super Adjustable – Black Beauty
Blade: Lord Platinum (2)
Splash:   Wal-Mart Witch hazel 86%
Post: Nivea Sensitive After Shave Balm & Pinaud Clubman Classic

Pretty frosty this morn. Down in the mid 20s.  Still no snow though so I can deal with the cold!  I would not be disappointed if we had a green Christmas!  I really don’t think Chico would be either LOL

Odd shave today.  Started out with a proven favorite from Maggards, London Barbershop.  I’ve talked many times previously about how much I love this soap.  But for some reason today the performance was sub-par.  I know it has to be user error as it’s performed flawlessly for me many, many times.  But I can’t figure out what went south.  I prepared it the same way I always do.  maybe there’s been an unnoticed change in my water.  I just could not get a decent lather.  I got a lather, but it wasn’t the thick, cushion-y lather that I typically get with this soap.  It got the job done, but I was a little disappointed.

Secondly, I previously paired a Lord Platinum blade with my Black Beauty, which is typically a decent match.  Today not so much.  I’m blaming it on the blade.  I have noticed that the Lords can occasionally be inconsistent.  I think that’s the case with this blade.  It just wasn’t smooth at all.  I got BBS, but with mild irritation in many spots. Gonna pull the blade.  Cie la vie!

It’s Hump Day!  My mid-week drink today will be a bottle of Not Your Fathers Rootbeer from SmallTown Brewery!  That beer is good!

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SOTD 10/27 Mahogany Monday

10272014

Pre: Shave Secret
Brush: Shea Moisture Synthetic
Soap: WSP Rustic Shaving Soap – Mahogany
Razor:  ’88 Gillette Super Adjustable – Black Beauty
Blade:  Blue Bird Hi-Stainless
Splash:   Humphreys Alcohol Free Cucumber Melon Witch Hazel Facial Tone
Post: Dove Men+Care ASB & Pinaud Clubman Classic

It was supposed to be Menthol Monday, but I received a new soap sample Friday and wanted to check it out today!  After reading in one of my posts that I had wanted to try this scent, Scott P. was gracious enough to send me a sample of it he wasn’t using.  Cool guy right?

The sample is of WSP Mahogany.  First of all, the sample size is super generous.  It comes in a cute little tin thats jus a hair under 2″, maybe closer to 1.5″ across.  So I thought loading the brush would be tricky but surprisingly it wasn’t difficult.  After about 20-25 seconds of loading, I had plenty of soap on my brush.  I did use one of my smaller diameter brushes FYI.  I added a decent amount of water to the lather bowl and whipped up some great lather!  Having already used some WSP soap previously, I knew what to expect and wasn’t disappointed.

The scent is another one of those that is hard for me to describe, but I definitely like it!  It’s kind of cologne-y, but in a subdued manner.  Nothing garish or overly potent.  The scent blooms nicely during loading.  I found it goes great with the Pinaud, at least to my nose.  I will be purchasing more of this once the sample is gone.  One more thing about the sample, you will easily get several shaves from it.  Worth the price any day.

The Blue Bird blade is super smooth in the Super Adjustable.  Very close & comfortable shave with only 1 tiny weeper.  Other than that, I’d call this one BBS.  I can tell this is going to be a “head rub” kind of day LOL

” In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

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