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Shave of the Day, February 25, 2015

Wednesday, Feb.25, 2015

Schick E2 Injector with Schick blade (2),
Semogue 1305 boar bristle brush,
lather-up with MWF – shave 1 pass,
finish with cold water, Witch Hazel
and Clubman Special Reserve for a CCS!

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Shave of the Day, January 26, 2014

Sunday morning, January 26, 2014

Gillette NEW 3 piece Long Comb
using an Astra Superior Platinum blade,
with Semogue 1305 Boar brush
Lather with Arko shave soap
and finish with Walgreens Witchhazel
and Captain’s Choice Lime

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Today I achieved my first BBS! I’ve never felt the place between my Adam’s apple and chin so smooth and without stubble in every direction. My face feels so cool like an early spring morning with a slight breeze blowing on it. Wow. This morning I used my pre-shave prosaso cream, and hydrated my face with much more water than I usually use between each pass. It was a three pass shave with touch ups on my neck and cheeks. The extra hydration helped prevent razor burn as I used the buffing technique, which I think I finally did right. Using my Gold Gillette Tech and Derby blade (2nd day use) I endeavored to use no pressure, and took my time. The refreshing splash of Captain’s Choice Bay Rum was my reward for such a good shave! It seems like the Derby’s second day of use is always the best. I can’t wait to try sharper blades in the near future. I was so tempted to jump to my new Edwin Jagger DE89 but I thought I should stick with my present set-up and work on my technique. This seems to be paying off well!

Aces!

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Again with my Gold Tech, love this razor. Finally bought a blade sampler pack as I’m not sure about the Derby, seems like it irritates more than gives me comfort. No cuts in today’s shave, started a new Derby, old wounds are a little irritated and can’t wait till they heal. I’ll keep trying to do less passes until they fully heal. Today a splash of Pinaud’s Special Reserve, again I feel like a million bucks!