Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shave of the day

My first proper shave with my New Forest Superior Badger brush. It really is a great brush for face lathering with soaps. Excellent backbone and soft tips. It's great for scrubbing and circular motions as well as painting. I used it with some old favourites. Added a crystal platinum to the Merkur 38C. Another super shave.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Forest Superior Badger two band 2201

First batch arrived today. I'm off on holiday soon so first introductory offer will be made on The Shaving Room on 9 June. Meanwhile I will be testing samples of a Finest Silvertip version.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Recent acquisitions

A popular thread on shaving forums. This one couldn't fail to catch the eye!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Creams,soaps, after shave- the latest rotation

Truefitt & Hill Rose cream
Trumpers Coconut cream
TOBS Mr Taylor cream
Castle Forbes Lavender cream
Coates Sandalwood cream
Coates Limes cream
Coates Almond Cream
DR Harris Rose cream

Yardleys soap
Tabac soap
L'Occitane Cade soap
Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna soap
Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood soap
Mitchell's Wool Fat soap
Nanny's Lavender soap
Proraso soft soap
Martin de Candre soap
Art of Shaving Sandalwood soap
DR Harris Marlborough soap
DR Harris Arlington soap
Trumpers Rose soap
Palmolive (stick)

Floris Elite Balm
Tabac Balm
Tabac After shave
Proraso Balm
DR Harris Roses & Cucumber Balm
Givenchy Gentleman Cologne

Last edited on  13 June 2010

 Enough for several years?

Shave of the day

My first experience of a Feather blade in a Merkur HD was a bloody sore affair. I tried one today in the less aggressive Jagger Chatsworth. A superb comfortable close shave. It illustrates the importance of trying different combinations.
My New Forest two band prototype is performing well. I will have some made later this summer. Castle Forbes lavender remains my favourite cream.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Shave of the day

My Plisson pure shaving brush is one of my most attractive brushes. But it is prickly. so much nicer to use with swift to and fro painting motions. DR Harris rose cream has a delightful scent and provides excellent cushioning. The Jagger Chatsworth razor with a Gillette Super Thin blade gave a very comfortable shave.