Saturday, March 26, 2016

Review - Bull and Bell Premium Supply Co. / Amber Sandalwood

Company: Bull And Bell
Product: Amber Sandalwood Shaving Soap
Founder: Chris Rooney
Location: Hampton, New Hampshire

It’s been over a year now since I started Wet the Face and in that time I’ve been into all kinds of Social Media projects like Google+, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Instagram, YouTube, I even have my own line of shaving soap and online Store. It’s hard trying to keep track of all it but occasionally something crosses your path that makes you take notice. Such as when Bull and Bell started following me on my twitter feed. I mean, right off the bat the name had me interested. The first tweet from Bull&Bell went something like this: Introducing @bullandbell Amber Sandalwood Shaving Soap! A luxurious shaving soap handmade in… This was Feb 18 and the link took you to the Instagram account but no website. So I email Chris Rooney one of the founders and he was interested in giving me a sample of his shaving soap for review.  

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Review - Passionately Natural / Spring Fresh

William & Wanda Hughes
Company: Passionately Natural
Product: Spring Fresh
Founders: William & Wanda Hughes
Location: Yardley, PA

I came across Passionately Natural simply by chance. I noticed a picture of their shaving soap after doing a google search for natural shaving soap. About a thousand images came across my screen but I locked on to a picture having a brush and puck with the name Spring fresh on the label. That sounded great to me so I click the images which took me right to the website. All I had to do was read the words Lemongrass & Eucalyptus and I was hooked. Lemon is one of my favorite scents. This is the second shaving soap for Passionately Natural the first one is called Mossy Woods with notes of Amber, Sandalwood and rosemary which is also an amazing scent. After speaking with William he was nice enough to send me samples. I will be using Spring Fresh for this review.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Review - Gustafson Shaving / Cinder & Stout

Company: Gustafson Shaving Supplies
Product: Cinder & Stout
Founder: Mark Gustafson
Location: Manitowoc, WI

A week or so ago one of my google+ members of Wet The Face told me about a shaving soap they wanted me to review called Cinder and Stout. Looking up the product I found them on ETSY, twitter and also a dedicated website as well. Here is a little background of the company as told by Mark. Gustafson Shaving Supplies was established in 2012 Today my stepson and I have teamed up to provide our customers with products that will ensure a high quality, smooth shave that will start your days out right! Our customers are so very important to us and we like to establish a close connection with every person that we meet. Each razor is made one at a time to ensure perfection.  

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Review - Cold River Soap Works / Oliva

Company: Cold River Soap Works
Product: Oliva
Founder: Larry Jones
Location: Baldwinsville, NY
Follow Up

A few weeks back I reviewed a shaving soap called Smooth Criminal by a company called Puddle Duck Soaps. After the review went public I’d received many emails telling me they too had the same experience with the lather as I did. Some even went as far as writing to the owner asking them to please change the formula but that request went unanswered. Over the course of my experience buying shaving soaps from ETSY and other online stores I thought I would never find one with olive oil that didn’t have this disappearing lather issues, but I was wrong.