Saturday, November 18, 2017

Greg Wagner - DE Vintage Razors / Custom Shaving Soap

Company: Greg Wagner
Product: DE Vintage Razors / Custom Shaving Soap
Founder: Greg Wagner
Location: Rockledge Florida

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine on Facebook Greg Wagner when we got into a discussion regarding manly scents. I put forth my best argument for my selections and then Greg said he had something called Braggi and it’s the manliest scent he has ever come across and to prove it he would make me a custom shaving soap with the actual scent from the cologne. I had to accept this offer and I’m so glad I did because Greg was right.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Black Ship Grooming / Cap N Dark Side

Company: Black Ship Grooming
Product: Cap N Dark Side
Founder: Kelly Hogan
Location: Beaver, PA

Today we look at Black Ship a company you might have known as Beaver Wood Wright Soaps. This new rebrand is so much fun I get a kick out of each new release. Today will be looking at Cap N Dark Side. 

Black Ship comes in a plastic white 6.0 oz. tub with a black screw on lid and the reason for this will become clearer as I explain about the label. As the name implies Cap N Dark Side refers to the Star Wars craze that is currently going on in our culture once again. The label has a cartoon-like picture of a man in the Darth Vader helmet sporting an eye patch a Pirate Vader if you will.
The side labels include Ingredients, Website location, Scent information.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Moon Soaps / Old School Shaving Soap

Company: Moon Soaps
Product: Old School
Founder: Melody & Zachary Kent
Location: Aptos, CA

This week we have something new in the den. A recent entry into the wet shaving community is Melody & Zachary Kent making there shaving soap debut with a new Tallow based shaving soap called Old School. This is the first of many more to come and will act as the anchor to the lineup. Zachary was adamant about using tallow for his shaving soaps and I believe nothing else could have sufficed.

This is a 6oz tub with a black screw on lid which allows ample room for loading your brush.
The packaging is really great showing off Zac’s talents. You see he's an artist and owns his own screen printing company as well. He’s been in the graphic design business since 1999, working with bands and business owners to design original art for gig posters, logos, t-shirts, business cards, websites. So, I’m hoping to see some amazing label art from him soon. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Nivea Men Shaving Cream / 2 Phase Aftershave

Company: Nivea
Product: Nivea Men Shaving Cream  2 Phase Aftershave

We are now getting down to the last few items in the care package. I had a wonderful time going thru all of the wet shaving product from the UK and big thanks go out to Leslie Asare our videos and articles would not have been possible without your generous donations.

Nivea products seem to be a staple around most of the local drug stores in the US and like all companies that have gone global, some products are only available in certain countries. Take for instance the two products Nivea Men’s Shaving Cream and the 2-phase aftershave. I might have seen the shaving cream but not the 2 Phase aftershave and both are fantastic.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Skullbuster Soaps / Kumbaya

Company: Skullbuster Soaps   
Product: Kumbaya
Founder: Alec Goenner
Location: Egg Harbor, New Jersey

We have a new artisan in the wet shaving community hailing out of Egg Harbor New Jersey his name is Alec Goenner of SkullBuster soaps, He is making a name for himself with some very impressive offerings. I received 5 samples of his tallow-based shaving soaps about two weeks ago and let me tell you the scents on these are fantastic. We have Casa de CafĂ©, Cucumber Mint, Five O’clock Shadow, For the Love of Leather and Kumbaya which is the one I connected with and is what this review will be based on. As soon as I opened the sample it became my favorite.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Elvado Shaving Cream

Company: Elvado
Product: Elvado Shaving Cream
Location: Shakespeare, Ontario, Canada  

Today we look at shaving cream that comes from the company Elvado. They offer a unique pump dispenser shaving cream line but in addition, they have the conventional tin style as well. Along with shaving creams, they also have aftershaves tonics. These have no alcohol so less sting but they're formulated to help with healing. For this review, I will concentrate on the Tin shaving creams and follow up with another review for the Pump shaving creams later.