Saturday, June 3, 2023

The Dirty Girls - Test Pilot Mary

Introducing Wet The Face's latest addition of shaving products: Dirty Girls Shaving Soap. Inspired by the fearless women who took on men's challenging and dirty jobs during World War II, this shaving soap is just as tough and resilient as the brave ladies who inspired it.

Crafted with care, Dirty Girls Shaving Soap provides a lather that is rich, creamy, and incredibly smooth, making for an unparalleled shaving experience. Whether you're a seasoned shaving pro or a newcomer to the art of traditional wet shaving, this soap is guaranteed to deliver a close and comfortable shave every time.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Shaving With Sweet Comb Chicago

Shaving with Sweet Comb Chicago is an experience that combines craftsmanship, sustainability, and indulgence. At the heart of this unique company is its owner, Martin Lopez, a passionate beekeeper and artisan. Martin's commitment to his craft is evident in every aspect of Sweet Comb Chicago's operations, from the handcrafted aftershaves to the exquisite shaving soap enriched with honey produced by his own bees.

Martin's journey began when he discovered his fascination with bees and their intricate honey-making process. He became an avid beekeeper, tending to his hives with care and dedication. Recognizing the incredible benefits of honey, he decided to incorporate it into all of his products, including shaving soap. This decision was not only driven by his desire to offer customers a luxurious and nourishing shaving experience but also to support the sustainability and well-being of the bees.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Shaving With Saponifico Varesino

Saponifico Varesino is an esteemed Italian shaving soap that has gained recognition and popularity among wet shaving enthusiasts around the world. It is crafted by Saponificio Varesino, a family-owned artisan soap-making company located in Varese, Italy. With a rich history dating back to 1945,
has perfected the art of creating luxurious shaving soaps using traditional methods.

The soap-making process at Saponificio Varesino begins with carefully selected natural ingredients sourced from local suppliers. High-quality vegetable oils, such as coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil, are combined with other botanical extracts to create a nourishing and moisturizing base for the soap. These ingredients are meticulously blended and mixed, allowing the soap to achieve a rich and creamy lather that provides exceptional lubrication and protection during the shaving process.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Shaving With Cuban Tobacco

Today's shave happily includes Wet The Face Cuban Tobacco. One of the fascinating aspects of this shaving soap is the way its scent resonates differently with each person who purchases it, evoking a range of emotions and memories.

To some, the scent of the Cuban Tobacco Shaving Soap transports them to idyllic evenings in Havana, where the sweet aroma of tobacco leaves hangs in the air, mingling with the rich spices and hints of leather. The fragrance awakens their senses, bringing back cherished moments of relaxation and sophistication.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Shaving With The Sport Of Kings

Today we shave with the Sport Of Kings or Polo Sport Blue as some refer to it. I have been told this is extremely close to spot on to the original and you can give thanks to the help of our testers for that.

The history of this one for Wet The Face goes back a few years to when this product had a green label and yes this was my mistake. I've been known to make mistakes from time to time but this was a big one. People were confused as to its green label when released because it did give the impression that this was Polo Green so yes confusion all around. I was only trying to make a green field of grass but that sure did backfire on me. After the batch was gone I redesigned the label and everything fell into place.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Shaving With The Perfect Cup

If I had to pick one of the hardest soaps to make that I sell it would have to be The Perfect Cup. From the moment I thought about doing it I had no idea just how difficult this would be. Finding a way to substitute the water used in soap making for coffee took many trials and errors. I could have just used a scented coffee oil but every artisan was doing that so I wanted mine to be different I wanted it to be the real deal.

Getting to the point of making a product like this took months first I had to find the right coffee to use. South Down in Huntington was a little coffee shop that roasted its own beans. Southdown Coffee's story began in 2014 when Mark Boccard brought his passion for specialty coffee to cafes across Long Island, earning national recognition for expert-level coffee roasting at the 2019 US Coffee Roasters Championship and being mentioned in Food & Wine among the Best Coffee Shops in America. So I knew I was in the right place when I picked a bag of his SALVADOR GUZMAN – HONDURAS for our first coffee shaving soap.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

It's Time For Frozen Lemon Ice

I think it is time to break out some of the summer shaving soaps since we had a few very hot and warm days here on Long Island. The one that I reached for is one of my favorites called Frozen Lemon Ice it's a mentholated tart lemon scent that will surely put a smile on your face.

I just love the scent of lemons and you know how much I love menthol this combination is killer for me and once you open the tub BAM tart lemons all around and it just keeps getting stronger.

Once you start to apply you'll notice how rich and creamy the lather is and then the surprise of the menthol will kick in and to me, it's just heaven.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Lathering with leftover Shaving Soap

As stated in this week's video I'm using a shaving soap ball to make a lather with. But what is a shaving soap ball you ask? Good question I can only tell you this is what is left at the end of filling all the tubs when I do a new batch. This doesn't happen all the time but when it does I make a shaving soap ball. This ball can be any scent and size this one happens to be Stranger Shaves. I took the rest that was left in the batch and rolled it into a ball and let it try on the rack along with all the other tubs.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Shaving With Michelle's Wool Fat

This week we use Michelle's Wool Fat shaving soap a hard puck soap that people have had trouble lathering in the past. I have to say I've never had this problem if I had to guess maybe it's due to the different types of water in certain areas I'm not really sure but be that as it may, I did manage to make a nice lather but only after changing the bowl size. In the past, I've always used Michelle's ceramic bowl to lather in which when I purchased the puck the ceramic bowl was included. I found it to be a good bowl but it never had the room that my WTF bowls have and once I switched it I was able to produce a really nice lather almost instantly.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Shaving & Laundry Sauce

On today's Shaving and Talking, we bring out the shaving soap Lagom. I love this scent it's based on Tom Fords White Pachueli. Lagom is Swedish for moderate not too much not too little and it's used in just about everything in Sweden from cooking to one's own life and we used it here in our shaving soap. I learned about this word from a model on Youtube they call her Swea and she goes by her social handle SweaLife her actual name is Estelle Berglin. Blonde, Beautiful, and down to earth. She currently lives in Abu Dhabi. She talked about what the word Lagom means and I thought it would be a perfect name for a shaving soap.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

The Pearl Hammer Unboxing & Review

Today we unbox and review the Pearl DE razor called The Hammer. About a week ago I received an email letting me know that this product was on the way to me for a review and today I'm ready to give you my opinion.

Pearl, a well-known name in the world of shaving, has recently launched its new razor called the Hammer. The Hammer is designed to provide a smooth and comfortable shaving experience to its users, while also giving them the flexibility to customize their shave according to their preferences but does it really? Let's take a look at this razor more closely.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

St Patrick's Day Shave With The Quiet Man

St Patrick's day just passed so I thought I would do a shave with The Quiet Man which was something I came up with after watching the movie of the same name. Whenever this movie airs I'm always drawn to it. I usually start to sit down and say to myself I'll only watch it for a little while and before you know it I'm watching the whole movie again. So glad we have this movie to watch today because I'm not sure it could be made in today's climate we are in. I'm sure you can find questionable actions from John Wayne all through the movie.

A little bit about the issues of aftershave balms we had tried to reorder our tottles which is the name for the aftershave balm wh bottles we use and they have been out of stock for some time now we needed to move to something different until they are available again there is no ETA on them so we are keeping a close eye on the situation in the meantime we have a substitute.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

A Quick Shave with Arko & Contest Info

Sometimes I'm so tired from the day's activities that I realize while I'm lying in bed I didn't shave yet. This happened to me this week so I needed to shave quickly since it was pretty late at night. I reached for Arko Extra Fresh shaving cream. This comes in a toothpaste-like tube and is so easy to dispense just place a little in your hand and massage it into your wet face and presto lather.

Extra Fresh is one of my favorites from Arko the menthol will wake you up and get you going with a morning shave as well and the post-shave feel is fantastic.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Arthur Shelby Bushmills From Wet The Face

Today I'm excited to introduce the third release in our Shelby Shaving Soap series called Arthur Shelby Bushmills. We used the real deal here. This is made with The Bushmills Prohibition Irish Whiskey. We had to create this carefully due to the alcohol content which is not only dangerous but if not done properly could cease the batch rendering it useless. It took over two hours to simmer some of the alcohol down to levels safe for soap making. Once it was done we knew we had something very special. You could just smell the whiskey in the air for days when the batch was drying. It was an amazing experience to finally tackle this project and now it's here for all of you to enjoy.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Shaving & Talking Using Spices From The Sea

One of the most iconic aftershaves on the planet has to be old spice. My dad used it and I just loved sneaking a splash for myself every now and then. My dad once said if you want a girl to remember you find out what the father's aftershave is and wear it on your first date, instant bond. 

The Old Spice products were manufactured by the Shulton Company which was founded in 1934 by William Lightfoot Schultz. The earliest men’s products were dominated by shaving soap and aftershave lotion. Today Proctor & Gamble owns it and after rebranding the logo and introducing deodorant Old Spice is now the No. 1 antiperspirant/deodorant stick and body wash brand in the United States.

For Wet The Face I just didn't want it to smell a little like old spice I wanted it to smell just like old spice and as dupes go I think it's spot on to the classic scent. This took a while to achieve but the result speaks for itself. I would love to make a bar soap next and convert it for use in our aftershave balms as well.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Shaving With Proraso Green

What a busy day last week Sunday was the Superbowl and I was invited to a gathering of people I ride on the train with but before I could go I had to get things done FoodShop, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Cook for next week so I have something when I come home from work, Pick up a cake so as not to be empty handed when I arrive at the party and see Mary for a few hours. Just a few things but included in this list was also time to shave. I had to make this fast and clean with no time to waste so I thought Proraso Green shaving cream will do the trick.

To speed up the lathering process I also used the biggest brush I had in the den, it's a monster and it did cut down the time it took to make and apply lather. I first placed a little shaving cream in my hand and massaged it into my face next, I placed a little more in the wet brush and began circular motions hitting all the areas of my face and in no time I was done.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Shaving With Into The Mystic

This week I use something that has been around on the Wet The Face website for some time called Into The Mystic. This all came about when I was hired at my current job. This place was an absolute disaster and I'm not only including an outdated infrastructure but the inability to make changes because they didn't understand the technology and were in fear of advancing beyond what they knew. ie this company still had analog phones.

I was assigned to the prior I.T. guy's desk. It was a messy stack of output dating back to the 80s piled high with all sorts of trash and dirt all over the place. it took me months to clean it all up but during this cleanup phase, I found inside his desk a small bottle of Cool Water. This aftershave smells so amazing I decided to try and make a shaving soap of its scent and Into The Mystic was born.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Shaving With Jeeves Of Hudson Street

Most of you know I get lots of products to review and sometimes it can be overwhelming. The biggest problem is not doing the reviews but where do you put all this stuff. Well, what I do is throw them into a box right under my computer desk. When I see it getting full I'll post some of them on my flea market at discounted prices. It's worked out for me so far and as soon as I have an overflow again more will be posted. This time I dug deep into this box to the bottom and pulled out a shaving soap puck that I most likely missed.

Now before I start talking about this artisan I had reviewed some of his shaving soaps before so it's not like I missed this one and the reviews never happened they did. This company was Jeeves Of Hudson Street and he did have a wonderful product the last time I looked he also had a very big following if I remember correctly.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Toaster That Wouldn't Die!

It was 35 years ago right after we had been married that Mary and I moved into our first place together on Long Island, Village in the woods co-op apartments it was called and we had an amazing time surrounded by other newlyweds. We tried to furnish our place the best we could with the money we collected from our wedding. My wife did an amazing job designing our home and transforming it into something wonderful. We stayed in this co-op for over 10 years until we purchased a house in 2000.

I’m not much into interior design but the two things I did help with were a 35’ Mitsubishi Color TV which at the time was the biggest you could buy and a Siemens TT9110 Porsche Toaster. Yes, you read that right a Porsche-designed toaster. This toaster cost $200.00 and at the time it was different than any other I'd seen. I just started a new I.T. job and felt that even if this was over the top and not necessary it was going to be ok. It would be something that would remind us of this time in our lives and for the most part, it did. 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Nivea Shaving Cream & 2 Phase Aftershave

Looking for something different I wanted to use Nivea shaving cream today and while looking for that I also found the Nivea 2-phase aftershave both of these products work extremely well together.

The shaving cream has an amazing scent to it I just can't pinpoint the origins of a barbershop-like fragrance that edges over to a cologne-like scent. Regardless it's fantastic to me and made shaving that much more enjoyable.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Shaving with my Scuttle

Today I bring out my G20 Georgetown Pottery Scuttle. The G20 is the size and it's the biggest one they make 20oz. What made me think of using this was the feeling to have a hot shave with eucalyptus namely my Mr. Warlock shaving soap a favorite of so many. Some only use it for the holiday season others, well, they use it all year long.

The scuttle is a strange wet shaving tool. This one is big, bulky, and heavy. The way a scuttle works is pretty simple it works by transferring the heat from hot water added to the inside of the scuttles reservoir causing whatever is in its cup to be heated. You place your soap or cream inside the cup and start slowly building up to an amazing hot rich lather.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Shaving With Nothing... But The Base

Today I shave with nothing and what I mean by that is no fragrance in Wet the Face's Nothing but the base shaving soap. I've noticed a steady increase in sales for this shaving soap and I think it has to do with people wanting something that will not hurt or irritate their skin. The demand for this kind of product is certainly on the rise.

Our formula has no added fragrance and is made of all-natural ingredients if it has a scent it's just the scent of all the natural ingredients together. I have been told by a few of our customers that this is the only shaving soap they will buy. I had one customer purchase everything I had in stock.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Shaving With Deep from Nivea

I start the new year with a twist in my shaving routine. I'm using a can of shaving cream but not just any can this is Deep from Nivea. If you know nothing about this let me first say Deep has charcoal which in my opinion adds nothing to the product's ability to provide you with an amazing shave.

The scent of Deep is that of a well-made artisan shaving soap. A manly scent that you would wish had a matching aftershave. The magic of Deep is its transformation from gel to shaving cream the instant it hits the water. This metamorphosis creates one of the best shaving creams you'll ever use from a can. It has the best slickness & glide of most top artisan shaving soaps. One of the best things Deep has going for it is it's only $3 to $4 dollars it will be the best value in your den by far.

Let me close by saying Deep is the only gel I will ever recommend, all others I have personally tried or reviewed don't even come close. It is the closest thing to the perfect shaving gel that you can get and I stand by that statement.