Cold Water Rinse C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar Valet VB2 Valet AutoStrop (16) CWR Osage Rub
This week I move to my Valet VB2 razor. This was the 16th shave with this Valet blade.
My prep was just a cold water rinse. The C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream face lathered well with the Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Excellent shave with Jayaruh #357. Lovelly piece of craftsmanship. Produces a great lather. Morning TOST lather reminded me of Ogallalas soap lather. Just loosing a bit of slickness in comparison. Still a great shaving soap.
July 1st -- Daily-Double Lather Catchers on a Menthol GEMonday
Decided it should be a GEMonday, but I didn't want to put away my Eagle Improved, so I used both. The first pass went to the Eagle and I was left with a socially-acceptable-shave after a single pass. The Gem Junior Bar stepped in for the 2nd pass and the shave was over -- completely smooth. But I didn't want it to end, so I did a 3rd pass with the Gem, and then a witch hazel touch-up on a couple of spots with the Eagle. So I turned a 2-pass shave into a 3-pass+touch-up, just because I didn't want the shave to be over!!! Luckily, both razors are smooth shavers and my face was just extra-smooth, and not a single bleeder or hint of irritation.
Both razors are smooth shavers, but the GEM wins on the smoothness scale (to me at least), but the Eagle feels a bit more efficient -- both are a pleasure to shave with, and it was a very good day in the shave den!
Eagle Improved with GEM SS PTFE (3) | GEM Junior Bar with GEM SS PTFE (2) Cella | Yaqi 24mm Mew Brown Synth | Krampert's Finest Frostbite
A good choice of Razor as suffering a touch of sunburn, as sitting on the Finish line while officiating. The Shave was Smooth and forgiving, and as always with the "O" Clone a nice close all round finish was delivered with no problems post Shave.
Cold Water Rinse Tabac Shave Soap Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar Valet VB2 Valet AutoStrop (17) CWR Tabac AS
My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Stirling 9--Gem Micromatic with Gem SS blade, Stirling Ben Franklin soap, Omega Italian Flag boar, Skin Bracer!! Stirling 10-Gem Micromatic with Gem SS blade, Stirling Island Man, Semogue 1800 boar, Brute AS!!
The Holy Black | Ruby Red Creeper RazoRock 400 | Noir Plissoft Durham-Enders | Enders Speed Shaver | Schick Proline B-20
Very colorful. Also very interesting.
Thank you. While I'm not new to The Holy Black products, this is my first "Creeper". The "Koolada" (menthyl methyl lactate) is an interesting, refreshing protracted coolness that performs as advertised. The chill gradually builds for about 20 minutes and then persists another 20 minutes or so before fading. It truly feels cold as opposed to being bracing or minty. There's no eye watering vapor and it doesn't color the fragrance, yet the cooling effect is every bit as effective as menthol. May be a gimmick, but I'm sold.
ordinaryshaver: We made it home about 3 am. She was dehydrated. After an IV, her levels were back up.
Jul 16, 2019 6:23:01 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Both mom and baby are sleeping well.
Jul 16, 2019 6:23:16 GMT -6
9nein9: I was kicked out of a Subway sandwich store before too and I also will not go into the details. It too is a very long story.
Jul 17, 2019 20:16:35 GMT -6
9nein9: Hey OS.After 3 children I can relate to your concern for your wife and child . Had some nervewracking moments myself back in those days . Hope all goes well for yous.
Jul 17, 2019 20:19:52 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Well, we had hoped to be started on the arrival of the new one, but not as of yet.
Jul 25, 2019 20:21:35 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Latest will be the 30th of the month, so if I'm not around for a few days, I hope y'all understand.
Jul 25, 2019 20:22:16 GMT -6
mrconklin: Welcome to your new life. Enjoy it all.
Jul 28, 2019 19:00:49 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: We have been at the hospital since 6am Central Time. Momma just got an epidural, and so far so good. I'll update more as it happens.
Jul 30, 2019 8:05:02 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Both momma and baby are doing great!
Jul 31, 2019 19:58:38 GMT -6