Saturday, October 31, 2020

Shaving & Talking #2 / Lodge 49

Company: Wet The Face
Product: Lodge 49 / Greek Rd Brush & Bowl
Shaving & Talking #2

Just before I was doing this week's shaving video as I walked into the den I noticed a leak coming from my commode and it was a disaster. Running for towels 7 to be exact I manage to locate the source of the problem. One of the problems was time because everything breaks over time the trick is to be ready for it I wasn’t.

Years ago I purchased a modern flushing device that allowed for a selected amount of water to be used. It worked amazingly instead of a handle it was a button you pushed. Now that several years later this is no longer available so much for the advancements of water conservation. This means I now had to take the whole commode apart including separating the tank and replace it with a kit I found at home depot. Two hours later and with lots of frustration I was able to continue with my YouTube video.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Company: Ingram
Product: Ingram Shaving Cream
Google Search to find the best price

There are only a few products I find that should be in everyone's wet shaving den and one of them is Ingram shaving cream. This underrated cream is by far the best bang for the buck I’ve come across in a very long while. A gift from a Youtube supporter this tube had changed my opinion on drug store shaving products but let me make this clear, not every product performs like this one. Here in the US, we won’t find it on our shelves since this is only sold in the UK but you can get yours on the internet at 8-10 dollars it has been said in the UK it sells for 2 - 5.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Musique Nuit (Night Music)

Product: Musique Nuit (Night Music)
Location: Woodstock, GA

About 3 years ago I received a package from Crown & Crane which was overflowing with product samples and the one I decided to use first was Musique Nuit (Night Music) little did I realize the shaving soap was intended for a woman. I could have deleted the video or made something else but I decided to go with it. Below is the complete reckoning of my experience.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Shaving & Talking

Today I’m watching more movies and TV than ever before and not having anything new to review in the wet shaving world this week I thought it was time to do shaving and talking video about just what shows I’ve been watching lately. For this shave, I will be using my Frozen Lemon Ice during the talk which for me is becoming one of my favorites so much so that I intend to come out with a Bar soap and aftershave balm soon.

Before the shave starts I usually go over the tools or hardware I’ll be using and this time I wanted to mix things up a bit so I took out the biggest brush I own. This is a Frank Shave brush which was given to me by the company. The funny thing about this brush it's like a vacuum with lather. No matter how much is made you wind up with it all in the brush and I demo this in the video so it's worth watching just to see this happen. Next, The razor I normally use is the Occams Razor Nano this time I reach for a razor that has been the most viewed on my Youtube channel the QShave or MinShi clone of the Merkur Futur Safety Razor. I’m not sure how the real razor performs but the clone is very aggressive and this time I dialed down the settings to 1 1/2 which the last time I tried this was set on 3 and it nearly killed my face.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Latigo Aftershave Splash

Company: Fine
Product: Latigo Aftershave Splash

Last week a package arrived for review and inside was an aftershave from Fine something I’ve never seen before called Latigo which means whip in English. One could conclude that this aftershave might sting back when applied so I was very eager to give this a try. 

Fine has some of the most elegant bottles for their aftershaves they had been the ones to start the trend moving away from flask bottles and into the current ones they now have and everyone seemed to follow suit. The most interesting thing about this bottle it has sort of an inner shell. If you look closely you will notice the aftershave is almost suspended within the bottle it adds something very interesting to the overall look no matter what’s inside. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Wiener Schurken - Strawanza

Company: Wiener Schurken
Product: Strawanza

A few weeks ago on Instagram, I was contacted by Roman the owner of Wiener Schurken from Austria. The company name in English translates to Viennese Villains. He reached out to me regarding his product Strawanza a masculine fragrance that was released not to long ago. He was looking for me to do a review and asked if I would be interested. After we spoke awhile and he filled me in on his company I agreed and waited for the product to arrive. After a few weeks, I started to wonder if he ever sent me anything and had kind of forgotten about it. Then he contacted me again, asking if his package had arrived. I told him, no, and after some investigative work on Romans part, he found out it was due to customs that it was being held up but after another week the package was delivered and I was more than ready to do the review. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Autumn - Wet The Face Release

Company: Wet The Face
Product: Autumn

For me, one of the best times of the year is Autumn with its trees all turning colors a fantastic showcase of what the best mother nature has to offer and where I live not too far away is Cold Spring Harbor. People used to come from all over with empty water jugs for the free natural spring water provided by the town.

The way into town is Harbor Road its winding road that cuts right through the forest with beautiful homes to the left and right with one of the most scenic natural lakes surrounded by a forest of tall Pines, Maples, and trees of every size and shape. It’s here that I always visit during Autumn and its what I thought about when creating my new shaving soap release.