Wednesday, October 24, 2012

As others see us.

This is how I am used to seeing the world:

And this is how it can be seen on the Frank Shaving website:

Suddenly the UK is an outpost!

Interesting to see things from different perspectives.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Calvin Klein Obsession AS

I've been adding some aftershaves to the stash recently. This is one of them. Not sure I quite see it the way it's described here. It certainly packs a punch!

"CK Obsession is a powerful statement of masculinity, introduced by Calvin Klein in 1986. CK Obsession contains top notes of coriander, lime, lavender, bergamot, grapefruit, and cinnamon; heart notes of nutmeg, carnation, sage, red berries, and jasmine; and base notes of amber, vanilla, vetiver, sandalwood, and musk."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A great shave?

Another site worth a look:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lather hog

Why a poor old hog get's associated with shaving is a bit odd. Some brushes are labelled lather hogs because lather tends to become embedded in the brush and is a bit reluctant to release it onto your face. It's usually a characteristic associated with dense brushes.

I think a lot of people tend to mash down too heavily in creating lather. It's really best to use the tips of the brush with minimal downward pressure when making lather in a bowl. The right balance between product and water will produce plenty of lather. And when lathering directly on your face the same technique of using the tips and light pressure can be very effective. So if you think you have a brush that's a lather hog, try using a little less pressure. It's worth a try.