Monday, June 28, 2010
This is the original Coates cream. It produces a superb thick creamy lather. Now the Coates brand is to be reintroduced by the new owner - The Gentleman's Shop Hungerford. Jagger Chatsworth, Floris Elite and a new shaving brush complete the line up. Now which brush is that?
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
As a fellow member of The Shaving Room Forum I've followed Nanny's soap ventures with great interest. I reminded myself today of just what a fine job she has done with her shaving soaps. She has refined earlier recipes and her latest soft shaving soaps are really superb soaps and great value. This is the lavender version. A wonderful creamy cushioning lather that leaves the skin soft and supple.
Nanny's products are well worth a look.
Monday, June 21, 2010
A petite Le Creuset Casserole dish and a couple of palmolive shaving sticks. £12 and 98p.
The combination produces a lather that is a match for most major and much more expensive brand names. I don't get on with shaving sticks. So I just stuffed a couple in the dish and it works a treat.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I asked the manufacturer to explain what caused the logo to come off my first New Forest brush. It was the first time they had used the ink from a new source. They won't be using it again and will go back to the previous supply source. Fair enough. Time will tell!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Logo on my New Forest brush has started to fade after about a dozen sessions. That's not acceptable to me. The brushes are being sent back for the problem to be resolved by my manufacturer. So the launch will be delayed. Meanwhile I am having some walnut and oak handled brushes made in the New Forest and will soon be able to offer them for sale.