Saturday, March 28, 2020

Fine Accoutrements - Aquamarine

Company: Fine
Product: Aquamarine

It’s not often that fine releases something new but once they do everyone starts talking about it. Aquamarine the collaboration with West Coast Shaving is the new Fine release everyone is talking about and man what a debut. In the first week it was released you could read about it in just about all shaving communities and for good reason it’s fantastic!

I was surprised of how lightweight the white plastic tub they use is. It's very thin plastic and the top seemed to pop off without any effort. I’m always looking at Fine as a trendsetter and when the design of the bottle changed I thought it was a great move but this thin plastic tub has got me on the fence with this direction.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Strike Gold Shave - FireSide Chat

Company: Strike Gold Shave
Product: FireSide Chat

     I’m always thankful to our community of artisans that help us with our monthly giveaways which bring to mind the one that I’m focusing on today called Strike Gold Shave. Frank not only helps us each year but this month they supplied us with a review tub of his new reformulated shave soap called Fireside Chat. Not only does this have tallow and goats milk but Fireside Chat has this unique scent which I find intoxicating. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

FaceBook 1K - Wet The Face Special Edition

Company: Wet The Face
Product: Facebook 1K 

Well, we did it, our FaceBook group has now reached over one thousand subscribers and were still growing. In anticipation of this event, I promised to release a shaving soap on the day we reached 1K. So, on March forth Joe Gajcevic became our one-thousandth member and with this milestone achieved I give you our FaceBook 1K Shaving Soap, Aftershave, Aftershave Balm based on Dolce & Gabanna's Light Blue for men. 

Light Blue is a masculine fragrance by Dolce & Gabbana. The scent was launched in 2007 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Alberto Morillas. Top Notes: Sicilian mandarin, frozen grapefruit peel, Bergamot, Juniper Heart Notes: Rosemary, Szechuan pepper, Rosewood Base Notes: Musk wood, Incense, Oakmoss. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Through The Fire / Deuces Wild

Company: Through The Fire
product: Deuces Wild

Our first giveaway this year was sponsored by Through The Fire and the soap was Deuces Wild including the aftershave. What a community response we had one of the biggest participation’s in a giveaway to date and that seemed to set the stage for the rest of the year with record numbers entering. One of the surprises for me was when I asked Maria if she wanted to send the giveaway winners prize out herself and she agreed what I didn’t expect to see was a delivery from Thought The Fire at Wet The Face. When I opened the package she sent me the same shaving soap and splash for myself how incredibly nice is that! So this leads to our review today.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Schapnmelk Shaving Soap

Company: Cold River Soap Works
Product: Schapnmelk Shaving Soap

As I was reading email last week I came across one from Cold River Soap Works and just took a peek and what he had going on and I found something I’ve never seen before but I’m sure it been out for a while sheep milk shaving soap called Schapnmelk. If you read the description you find they are paying homage to their dutch heritage. This soap is made with sheep milk and tallow plus lanolin and shea butter.

This soap is hand-wrapped with a modest label holding its packaging. Easy to remove but when it comes to pucks I never know what to do with them once I’m done so I just leave them in the lathering bowl.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Gillette - Heritage Collectable DE Safety Razor

Company: Gillette
Product: Heritage Collectable DE Safety Razor
Amazon -

Gillette is watching. Yes, Gillette is watching the wet shaving community and that’s a good thing. Last year Gillette released a Heritage Collectible DE Safety Razor in the classic clamshell case and man did that cause excitement in the community. For me, it was something I had to have and apparently so did many others because it didn’t take long before the SOLD OUT sign was posted on the only outlet selling them which was Amazon. For this to happen so quickly could only signal that there is a need for this kind of thing and I can assure you if Gillette decides to do this with another vintage product this frenzy will happen again.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Long Rifle Soap Co. New Formula!

Company: Long Rifle Soap Company
Product: Base Reformulation
Founder: Amanda
Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI

There comes a point when the soap maker has to improve on his or her base formula. The soap maker always strives to make it the best it could be. When it comes down to it, the scent is only 40% of what makes a great shaving soap. The wet shaving space is growing and with that growth comes new ideas new ways of doing things and for this reason, you must keep improving on your base. If you fail to do so you could wind up closing the doors like we’ve seen so many others do in the past.