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SOTD 11/9 Derby Deuce

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Pre: Maggard Razors PSO – Grapefruit
Brush: Shea Synthetic Brush
Soap: Derby Shaving Cream – Mint
Razor: Maggard Razors MR3
Blade: Derby Extra
Splash:   Humphreys Alcohol Free Cucumber Melon Witch Hazel Facial Toner
Post: Gillette After Shave Lotion & Pinaud Clubman Vanilla AS

Beautiful brisk weather this morning.  29 degrees Fahrenheit and there’s still dummies walking around in short sleeves.  Even saw one jogger still in shorts!  Really? Smh.  Regardless Chico and I enjoyed our walk, both bundled up appropriately lol

Pulled out another of my “cheap” favorites..Derby Shaving cream.  This soap is so cheap (under $3 most places), and it performs so well!  Just a quarter sized dollop will whip into creamy, slick lather with just a small amount of water.  Great cushion and skin feel.  For less than three bucks!  How can you beat that?  I have two “flavors”, Mint & Lemon.  I have to admit the Lemon is my favorite as it reminds me of the candy Lemonheads.  The Mint is, well I don’t actually smell any mint, nor do I feel an “cooling” so the name Mint could be kind of misleading.  But still it’s a definite must buy!

Made it a double Derby day with a Derby Extra blade in the MR3.  Nicely sharp right off the bat.  Not as smooth as say the Astra SP but not overly harsh either.  Mowed through 3 days growth will little effort.  So couple of small patches of mild irritation is the only down side to this mornings shave.  BBS from dome to neck!

“Be who you truly are, and say what you truly feel…” – Anon

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SOTD 6/19 Like Butter Baby

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Pre: Maggard Razors PSO – Grapefruit
Brush: Custom Boar by Steve Brown Swirl Handle
Soap: Jeeves of Hudson Street LLC – Butterscotch
Razor: Merkur 41C 1904 OC
Blade:  Super Max Stainless (?)
Splash:   Thayers Natural Remedies Lemon Witch Hazel w/ Aloe Vera Astringent
Post: Nivea Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm & Pinaud Clubman Classic AS – Vanilla

It’s finally FRIDAAAY!  It’s been a long busy week for me.  Looking forward to just chilling out this weekend.  Not planning on doing a whole lot.  Maybe stop by the Wine Festival.  Just for a drink or two.. 😉

Pulled out the Jeeves of Hudson this morning!  This soap is fast becoming a favorite.  Excellent lather.  Good slickness.  The scent is great… when I can smell it.  Still very faint to me.  Smells good in the mug, seems to disappear once applied to face/dome.  Love the color of the lather also.  It’s kind of an off-white, maybe even beige-ish tone.  Adds nice variety to the morning shave.  Another aspect that I don’t mention hardly ever, is that this soap rinses very easily.  Some soaps it takes a little work to completely clean out the brush, especially since I like to power load mine.  But Jeeves rinses out very easily, which is a bonus in my book.

I actually have no idea what shave this is on the Super Max blade.  I totally lost track of this one. So.. I will pull this blade.  It shaved great.  Decently sharp.  Good smoothness.  Only  a little buffing needed in my problem areas.  Felt like it might have been on its 2nd or 3rd shave.  But it’s hard to judge as most blades shave pretty well in my Merkur.  That is just a great little razor and I’m glad I received it!  Definitely worth he price of admission.

TGIF! [insert some witty welcome to the weekend here.]

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