09/10/2013

SOTD 09/10/2013


The Cult 'Love' on the decks and a bottle Beck's.

Tonight, I did things a little different ...

Routine

Hot Towels
Fitjar Shea Pleasure Cream
Pure Badger Brush
Merkur 23C - Personna 'Lab' [2]

Hot Rinse
Cold Rinse
Brut Aftershave Lotion

Later ... Recipe for Men Moisturiser.

Technique

Four Pass - WTG, XTGx2 Diagonally & ATG

Impression

Last night, I ran the Personna 'Lab' through my new Progress and really liked it. I did get two nicks.

Unsure as to whether it was the blade, the razor or technique, I ran the same blade through my Merkur 23C over one day's growth. No nicks at all.

I find it a nice blade; sharp, although not as smooth as a couple others that I've tried andwould say really clicked with: PolSilver Super Iridium and SuperMax Blue Diamond.

The major depart this evening was away from a pre-shave oil. I also tried out a new cream: Fitjar Shea Pleasure, courtesy of Dobbo25. Lovely lather!

To be absolutely frank, I missed the pre-shave oil. I like that slickness that it brings, but it was good to try without. The new cream was lovely, but did feel a little "stingy" afterwards. I've been using Ingram's so far,  and love the menthol which might well mask that stinging. I did feel more moisturised, though. Nice shave.

Splash of Brut Aftershave Lotion to finish ... it's the nearest aftershave I have to Beck's so it felt right.

Later, just a little bead of Recipe for Men Moisturiser which is absolutely fantastic! Anyone who suffers from dry skin after shaving, I can wholeheartedly recommend this. It's like you're not wearing anything on your face. No oiliness, no dryness; just right.

In all, a good shave, although perhaps a little disappointed in the blade - I really wanted to like the Personna 'Labs'. Time will tell ...

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