razor, watch, and muddler

Jun 25, 2014

this evening’s shave

I picked up that aftershave for $1 at the Dollar Tree. I also bought the blue one (everything’s $1!). I like it. It smells great and ingredients include glycerin and castor oil. Not thrilled about the dyes, but I won’t use it daily…

Jun 25, 2014

last night’s shaveI tried a new blade (Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge). It felt a bit sharper than the Personna blues that I’ve been using.

last night’s shave

I tried a new blade (Gillette 7 O’Clock SharpEdge). It felt a bit sharper than the Personna blues that I’ve been using.

Jun 18, 2014

tonight’s shave

DE89 razor, Clubman in the Cholula bottle
My face is having a bit of difficulty getting used to this razor. 

Jun 15, 2014

today’s shave

New razor! Edwin Jagger DE89 Barley. I think it gave me a nice shave. It definitely feels more aggressive than my 33C. Oh. I forgot to include the M Bomb menthol that I added to the 1805. I love the M Bomb!

Jun 13, 2014

in the mail today

in the mail today

Jun 11, 2014

Jun 9, 2014

tonight’s shave

Yeah, three soaps, as I accidentally added too much water and tried to cover. Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum in the Cholula bottle…

Jun 8, 2014

last evening’s shave

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Jun 5, 2014

tonight’s shave

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Jun 2, 2014

last night’s and this evening’s shaves

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Still with the Merkur 33C razor and Personna blue blade.

Last night-
Brush- Stirling Best Badger 56W
Soap- Stirling Black Ice
After shaves- Aqua Velva Ice Blue, Aveda balm

This evening-
Pre-shave- castor oil
Brush- Semogue 1305
Soap- Arko
After shaves- Pinaud Clubman, Aveda balm

May 31, 2014

last evening’s shave

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New soap, new brush (badger). The brush shed a bit, but I got a nice shave overall.

May 29, 2014

this evening’s shave

Brush- Semogue 1305 (and I got a new brush in the mail today!)
Razor- Merkur 33C
Blade- Personna blue; third day, which I think will be its last.
Soap- Arko; the stick I didn’t mash into the tin is pictured. (I got several new soap samples in the mail, too.)
After shave- The Veg! Pinaud Lilac Vegetal. It’s scent is very polarizing, but I really like it once it has settled in. The aroma doesn’t stick around very long, which is too bad. Navin Johnson’s birthday gift!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7why8Xo_RQ

May 28, 2014

tonight’s cocktail

Keeping it simple with a Bourbon Old Fashioned.
Bulleit Bourbon- basic, delicious, cheap.
Bittercube bitters- Cherry Bark Vanilla and Jamaican #1.
Demerara simple syrup.

May 28, 2014

today’s shave

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Brush- Semogue 1305
Razor- Merkur 33C
Blade- Personna blue, second day.
Soap- Arko. I got this yesterday. It’s a stick, but I mashed it into a tin. I guess the smell is polarizing (maybe best described as citronella), but I liked it quite a bit. It gave me a really smooth, comfortable shave.
After shave- Aqua Velva Ice Blue. Forever classic. (Not shown: Aveda balm.)
Cologne- Ogallala Bay Rum. I picked this up yesterday and I kind of love it. Very clove-y.

May 27, 2014

watch of the day

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Orient Orange Mako. My watches are what are known as affordables. Granted, what I consider affordable has changed over the years. This is a (new) classic affordable watch, known for its excellent workhorse movement and good looks.