Saturday, July 14, 2018

Barrister and Mann - Reserve Cool

Company: Barrister and Mann
Product: Reserve Cool
Location: Cooperstown N.Y.

One of my first purchases of samples soaps was Barrister and Mann from the way of Maggards Shaving Supplies. Everyone was abuzz over them and I wanted to join in on the frenzy. This was a few years ago and I was able to order all of them at once to see what I liked. When they arrived I was taken back by some of the scents and I experienced first hand what the fuss was about then I picked up ROAM. This was really not my cup of tea. I guess they all can’t appeal to everyone. On that day 7 out of the 5, I order I really liked. So when I received the Reserve Cool for me to try I was very happy to report how fantastic this one truly is.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Laniess & Le Pere Lucien Shaving Soap - Honey

Company: Laniess & Le Pere Lucien Shaving Soap 
Product: Lainess Barber Soap Honey

Having a YouTube channel can be draining at times but once in a while when you least expect it someone sends you a package with some wonderful products like last week. I received two items from Pierre Palmolive Shaving Cream and also a sample of a French artisan’s shaving soap called Lainess made with fresh donkey milk. What comes to mind was the La Savonniere Du Moulin review and how that hard puck caused such a ruckus in the wet shaving community mostly it was the packaging that was puzzling people. We don’t have that silliness here with Lainess but what we do have is a solid performing shaving soap with an amazing scent and post shave feel.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Pereira Shavery - Shaving Soap, Cream, Bore Brush, Shavette, Comb

Company: Pereira Shavery
Product: Shaving Soap, Cream, Bore Brush, Shavette, Comb
Location: Portugal
Website: https://pereirashavery.com

About two weeks ago I was contacted from Pereira Shavery to see if I would do a review on some of there new products. I had just finished a very difficult review and was in no mood to do anything new but I needed something to fill this void so I agreed and let me tell you I’m glad I did.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Parthenon Adjustable Razor Followup

Parthenon Adjustable Razor Followup - As requested by the subscribers I did a followup review and gave the Parthenon Razor another chance. This time I used a Personna Blue blade the one that in all of my razors. Let's see how this new razor performs now.



Thursday, June 21, 2018

My Creality Reality

My Creality Reality
 By Donald Youngner

Wouldn’t it be great if you could think of something and just print it out like you do on inkjet printers but actually have the item in your hand? Well, you can it’s called 3D printing.  The way I got into this was the need to create something for my side business called Wet the Face. I make shaving soaps and aftershaves for the wet shaving community. I wanted to create molds for making Bars of soap. I do this now by going to Home Depot getting the wood cutting it to length and bolting them together. I wanted to see if 3D printing would let me make one whenever I wanted and explore other things like custom stamps and shapes for bar soaps. So I began to research.

The 3D printing community is growing every day with more printers and accessories coming to market all the time.  YouTube has a vast number of Makers as they are called toting everything from Printers to filament reviews. I happen to like a few of them namely Joel Teller of 3D Printing Nerd and Angus Deveson of Makers Muse. With the help of both of these guys, I was able to get through some of the trials and tribulation of being a Newbie as it were.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Parthenon Adjustable Razor - QShave & WEISHI


Company: QShave & WEISHI
Product: Parthenon Adjustable Razor
Kickstarter

When I saw this Kickstarter from QShave in early March of 2018 I was actually very excited about it. QSHAVE is a leading brand of men’s grooming and provides shaving supplies and service to over 100,000 customers worldwide every year. Partnering with them on this venture is WEISHI a manufactured of razors since 1988, and has produced millions of razors for big brands in US and European markets as an OEM vendor. They both have worked together on the creation of Parthenon which you think would yield a great result but sadly this is not the case.

My Kickstarter offering was at $49.00 this included a Razor and 1 Tin full of 5 blade pack for a total of 50 Feather blades. I was the 520th backer of this project on March 29th, 2018. I felt like I had entered into something that was really different a razor that would make some changes. The project was totally funded on April 2, 2018, with a total of 532 backers. As I waited for the day when I would have this in my hands it wasn’t long before the first email came telling us how things are going. April 11th it read “We just got the first sample out of the tooling. Better than we expected, just a few minor things need to be fixed. I think one design change we have made needs to be mentioned here. We found the adjustable dial is a little bit slippery, so we add a pattern on it. Now you can easily turn it even when your fingers are wet or with shaving soap lather.”

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Razorock - Son of Zeus

Company: Razorock
Product: Son of Zeus
Founder: Razorock Joe

If you’re a wet shaver, then you already know about RazorRock products and how amazing they can be. The price of performance will get you scratching your head as to how they make such a great product but only charge $5.00 to $10.00 for it. We are all glad they can because some of the best-known shaving soap around have come from this company. I’ve reviewed a few of them in the past and the one for today will be Son of Zeus.