Monday morning.

Axe Chilled face wash
Prosaso Pre-Shave Cream
Van Der Hagen SS
Van Der Hagen Boar Brush
Personna blade (USA made, found at dollar store)
Gillette Gold Tech razor
Witch Hazel
“Family Dollar” Old Spice AF
Nivea post-shave balm

For a BBS!

This morning I used a Personna for the first time, the version made in the USA, found at drugstores or dollar stores. I researched the blade, and it is not a Personna Lab or Med blade. But I’ve heard good reviews on the drugstore version so I was eager to give it a try. Mostly because it’s cheap and I have a dollar store that carries them.

I did a traditional three pass shave with touch-ups. The blade was smooth, sharp, and comfortable—I was glad—but got overzealous during the touch-up and got a weeper and light irritation on my jaw line near my chin. I used Blade Buffing technique and again, it did wonders for my neck and chin. In comparison with the Gillette Silver Blue it took longer to get the stubble cut and I buffed too many times. I got a BBS but with a price that comes with overdoing it.

However, hours later, my face feels great, comfortable with the scent of Family Dollar aftershave, which I LOVE. I smell like my grandpa who lived in the town of Isle, Minnesota. The witch hazel and Nivea balm soothed my skin so I can enjoy the BBS shave. Tomorrow I’m going to try the Bluebird blade I think, we’ll see.



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