Saturday, February 9, 2019

FuzzyFace Soaps / Beau Brummell



Company: FuzzyFace Soaps
Product:  Beau Brummell
Founder: James Presley
Location: Washington, MO

Website: https://www.etsy.com/market/fuzzy_face_soaps

Sometimes a soaps name can make me stop and take notice like the one from FuzzyFace Soaps called Beau Brummell. I had no idea who Beau Brummell was until I googled it and now it makes perfect sense why he called it that. Beau Brummell was, in fact, an innovative dresser and arbiter of good taste who laid the foundations for tailoring as we know it today. Do you remember Billy Joel's song “Still Rock in Roll to me” there is a line in that song that reads “How about a pair of pink sidewinders and a bright orange pair of pants? You could really be a Beau Brummell baby, if you just give it half a chance.” well this is the guy he was singing about. In the end, Beau Brummell was considered an FOP or a Dandy. A fop was a fool who was focused specifically on his clothing and appearance.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Timeless Razor - Blue Shaving Bowl


Company: Timeless Razor
Product: Blue Shaving Bowl
Location: North Royalton, Ohio
Website: https://timelessrazor.com


It’s no secret that I like to bowl lather I do this because I enjoy the ritual of it all. I’ve been doing so for a very long time now and what I have found is that the bowl you use does matter. Just in the last few months, I had reviewed two new shaving bowls one high-end plastic which had lots of bells and whistles the another a hand made artisan ceramic bowl. Now today we head into a new shaving bowl direction. This one is a bit less than the others starting at only $12.00 could this one be as good as the high-end ones? let's find out.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Nancy Boy Signature Shaving Cream

Company: Nancy Boy
Product: Signature Shaving Cream
Co-Founder: Eric Roos
Location: San Francisco CA
Website: https://nancyboy.com

I do many reviews on shaving creams so many in fact that I have lost count over the years. In that time  I’ve only had a few that stand out to me but recently I found one that might top them all. This one shaving cream was introduced to me by a YouTube subscriber who told me if you think the product you just reviewed is good then you must try Nancy Boy. So I took his advise and contacted the company and spoke to Eric. I asked him if he would be interested in sending me a sample of his shaving cream for a review and he agreed.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

UWHARRIE Soap Co. Vegan Shaving Soap


Company: UWHARRIE Soap Co.
Product: Glycerin Based Shaving Soap
Location: North Carolina
PM Pete Bellanger if interested


Today we have a new shaving soap from a company call UWHARRIE Soap Co. I first heard about this on my facebook page with a video that Pete Bellanger had posted and he was demoing the shaving soap. He announced he would be starting to sell them and went on to talk about the quality of them. I was intrigued so I asked Peter if it would be possible to get a sample for a review and he agreed.

When I opened the sample which comes in an envelop I noticed that this was a glycerin soap commonly known as a melt and pour. Since I didn’t have the box or container I had to refer to the website for additional information but as hard as I tried I couldn’t find any nor could I find a picture or any products or shaving. I wanted to see how the soap was made but it looks like we are going to have to wait on that. The puck size is 2oz and goes for about $5.00. The nice thing about them is you don’t need a lot to load your brush loading happens in just a few seconds so it should last a good long while.

The scent on this is cucumber and what a sent it is. Absolutely fantastic on the scent alone I would give this soap a big thumbs up. They have many other scents available which I’m sure are on the same fantastic level as this one.

I bowl lathed and it created an amazing amount for the small sample given to me. It fast to lathered and once I started to applied it got right into the beard. Not every soap I use is going to perfect and the only thing I would say to do when using this is to add a little extra cushion maybe a pre-shave oil would do the trick other than that it was a perfect shaving and the post shave fell was a good one. This would change from person to person so other might not need that extra help the pre-shave oil provides.

So, A great shave was had and I would recommend them for sure 

Company: UWHARRIE Soap Co.
Product: Glycerin Based Shaving Soap 2oz $5.00



Saturday, January 12, 2019

Signature Soaps - Britannia



Company: Signature Soaps
Product: Britannia 
Founder: Brian Hood
Location:UK
Website: http://www.signaturesoaps.co.uk/

You often hear things in the shaving community about a shaving soap you must try and this “New Soap” will change your life forever but most of the time it turns out to be so so until someone told me about Signature Soap. I contacted Brian Hood the owner and explained to him I’m always looking for something new to review and he was glad to send me a tub of his shaving soap. I’m disclosing this now so you know it upfront but anyone who sees my youtube channel and reads my articles will tell you I never favor an artisan just because they sent me a product. I’ve always told them that there is a chance you will have a negative one and some don’t take the risk while some have no problems. I’m sure glad Brian decided to send this because his soap is amazing!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Wet The Face - What's Ahead In 2019

First, I want to wish everyone a Happy NewYear for 2019. I want to thank each and every one of you for making our community what it is today. Wet the Face has exciting products and collaborations on the horizons for the new year.

We will be introducing our a new line of Tallow based shaving soaps called WTF Pucks. This will be our first hard soap and foray into using tallow in any product and so far we are extremely pleased with the results. They should be available for release in a few months. If all goes well we will be offering some of our most popular soft shaving soaps in a tallow version.

Also, we have reached out to more pottery artisans who are coming on board to offer their talents on creating amazing products for Wet The Face including shaving bowls, mugs and all kinds of handcrafted items so I can't wait to show you what we have in store.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Taylor of Old Bond Street - Grapefruit

Company: Taylor of Old Bond Street
Product: Grapefruit Shaving Cream
Established 1854 In The Reign of Queen Victoria
Location: St James of London

Instead of repeating myself I'll refer you to my 2016 August writing of Taylor of Old Bond Street article here - https://tinyurl.com/y7yfn3oo  but one has to talk about the Grapefruit scent which in my opinion is one of the best I've ever tried. What a pleasure to use there is nothing like it. I highly recommend this one to try and if Grapefruit is not your thing just try one that strikes you're fancy you're not going to be disappointed.

Company: Taylor of Old Bond Street
Product: Grapefruit Shaving Cream $12.95