Saturday, December 30, 2023

Last Shave Of 2023 Hello 2024

As we leave 2023 behind, it was a challenging year for me. Not just for Wet The Face but personally regarding my wife Mary's health. Just this last month her tests all showed that her frontal lobe which controls speech is shrinking, where she used to talk all the time and now only says a few words to me. This is due to her advancing dementia, I know she understands what I'm saying I tell her I love her all the time and that I will be by her side always and she always smiles when I say it.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Shaving and Talking 17

Today's shaving and talking we are using spices from the sea which I think is pretty much spot-on for Old Spice. Whether you use shaving soap or just the aftershave its scent is always old spice.

Crazy lather no matter how you make a bowl lather or from the tub makes no difference. The slickness and glide are going to be with you right to the end of the shave and the post-shave feel will certainly please any wet shaver.

On the talking side of this video, I express a concern I have with Mary's care at St James Rehab Center. This is not the holiday Christmas ending I was hoping for but it just turned out that way.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Shaving With Test Pilot Mary / Axe Throwing

This week I'm using Test Pilot Mary as part of the Dirty Girls series of shaving soaps & aftershaves. This one has the scent of Dior Men's Sauvage. The scent notes Bergamot, Vanilla and Nutmeg Vetiver, Patchouli, Geranium and elemi, Ambroxan, Cedar, and Labdanum.

The Dirty Girls series pays tribute to the women who worked tirelessly to support the war effort and defend our freedom. They were just as proud to be American as the men they fought alongside, and their courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Wet The Face is proud to honor these brave women with a line of shaving products that embody their spirit and resilience.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Shaving With The Quiet Man (Tallow)

In the realm of shaving enthusiasts, the debate over tallow is ever-present, with some staunchly avoiding it while others swear by its virtues. At Wet The Face, we've delved into the world of tallow-based shaving soaps by transforming some of our popular formulas. After a year-long quest for the perfect tallow, we discovered a gem right here on Long Island, sourced meticulously to meet our standards.

However, the journey took an unexpected turn when it came time to replenish our tallow supply. A six-month wait for production to resume tested our patience, but the moment finally arrived, and we wasted no time crafting our coveted tallow-based shaving soaps.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

It's A Wonderful Shave!

Today we use an old shaving soap I made a while back called It's A Wonderful Shave. It was a big hit for many years and then I had to place it in the vault for other holiday shaving soaps to make their debut. I found a few of them on my shelf and thought if anyone wanted one they could go to my online flea market I only have 5 so first come first served.

This shaving soap was inspired by the scene in It's A Wonderful Life! This truly captures what it would be like walking down Main Street during Christmas time in Bedford Falls. The notes include all the holiday flowers and the softest whisper of spices, with bottom notes of balsam and pine. It's one that's sure to come out every holiday but use it each time you shave to remind yourself that you do have A Wonderful Life.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Holiday Release Silent Night (Retiring)

Today I use the last of our holiday releases called Silent Night. Since we introduced this about three years or so ago it's been a staple for our holiday releases with notes of honey, sweet vanilla dried fruits, sheer musk, and floral jasmine once you take in the scent you are hooked.

This one lathers up like a champ as well giving you great coverage that gets right into the beard and the slickness and glide are tops allowing for an irritation-free shave. The post-shave feel is going to be a good one as well.

We think it's time for this one to have a rest so we are putting this back into the vault for a few years so if you haven't tried it now is the time.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Santa's Custom Blend New From Wet The Face

Introducing our latest holiday delight for the discerning individual – Santa's Custom Blend Shaving Soap and After Shave. This unique offering takes a departure from the traditional and ushers in a more sophisticated and adult essence for your holiday grooming routine.

Embrace the warmth and richness of Santa's Custom Blend, a carefully crafted shaving soap that combines distinct notes to create a luxurious and festive experience. Picture the crackling warmth of cherrywood, mingling with the sweet allure of raspberry, all enveloped in the comforting embrace of vanilla and the subtle depth of tobacco.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Shaving With Mr. Warlock

Well, the holidays are almost here, so I reached for my Mr. Warlock, an amazing eucalyptus & menthol-scented shaving soap. If you haven't tried this before, then you are in for a treat. The cold blast of menthol mixes with the healing properties of eucalyptus—it's just going to wake you up in the morning.

The lather this makes is over the top and provides the best slickness and glide for the razor making it an effortless and carefree shave with no irritation. Wait until you experience the post-shave feel and if you have the aftershave that is just the icing on the cake. In a word this shaving soap is OUTSTANDING.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Shaving With Brutis

Today I feel like shaving with Brutis my take on Brute. Lately, I've seen a spike in sales and I was just wondering what's causing it but I'm not complaining. Brutis was a challenge to make it as close as I could get to the real thing and I think we got pretty close.

I wanted to make this soap and aftershave a light green but I was afraid to bring it that close to the original so I opted out of doing that. This is a lather monster so it will make tons with just a little bit in a bowl or on your brush but use as much as you want it is all up to you.

The slickness and glide are top performers allowing you to go over trouble spots without the fear of irritation. The post-shave feel is also one for the books.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Shaving With Blood Orange

Since Halloween is around the corner I decided to use Wet The Face Blood Orange as my shaving soap this week. True-to-life Blood Orange created with natural essential oils - This scent has a fresh citrus aroma, a full-bodied fragrance with top notes of Bergamot and grapefruit. Middle Notes of Orange, with undertones of Green orange tree leaves. it's amazing how you can actually smell the leaves what a bonus.

This soap provides top slickness and glides along with copious amounts of lather which gets right into the beard allowing it to go over trouble spots without the fear of irritations. The post-shave feel is also tops as well.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Shaving With Proraso & Pottery Update

Today I'm happy to reach into the den cabinet and pull out the Proraso Red. Always a great performer. The red which is sandalwood is one of my favs but I do hear people have a hard time with the scent which could be strong to some or I have also heard it can be irritating to others. That being said it lathers nicely and provides great slickness and glide allowing me to go over trouble spots without fear of irritation. The post-shave feel is also a good one as well.

I want to focus on something if I may. A few months ago Alford announced to me he no longer wanted to produce our WTF Mug, Bowls, and Brushes he needed to concentrate on his own retail and step away from creating the wholesale items for us.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Shaving Before The Engagement Party

Today I have a party to attend the engagement of Danielle and Frank. I've seen Danielle grow to be this stunning, smart, and amazing woman. She met Frank in college in 2017 and now they want to be together in marriage. So in order for me to go to this party this afternoon I needed a shave and I turned to Thomas Shelby's Signature Scent shaving soap and I also used the aftershave as well.

All the checkmarks on a good shaving soap are Slickness, Glide, Scent, Lather, and post-shave feel this soap archives them all. The scent has been said to be an amazing connection to the character of Thomas Shelby. So far we have 3 in the collection Thomas, Arthur, and Alfie soon we will have 4 but I'm not sure if it will appear this year.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Shaving With Stranger Shaves

Today because we are in the month of October I'm using Stranger Shave. I always connected this soap with the show since the new season is always released in or around Halloween. I enjoy the intense almond scent this brings to the den. Everyone in the house will know what you're using the minute you open the lid.

I'm not going to toot my own horn here but it's been said this is a lather monster and I have to agree it can get crazy on the brush as well as in the bowl. The slickness and glide are tops allowing for an irritation-free shave. The post-shave feel is fantastic and once you apply that aftershave you're good for the rest of the day.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Shaving With The Arko Stick

I'll be giving the Arko stick another try today. This time I'm taking the advice of my subscribers and doing it the right way. The instructions I was given from most people were to Wet the face, apply the stick all over the face, and use the brush to make a face lather. The other times I used Arko I bowl lathered even though it came out just fine that was not the intended way to use this product.

I have to say I enjoyed it more using it the proper way. I have to remember not to bowl lather for the next time. The lather was amazing and I had plenty on the brush as well. The slickness and glide were more than I expected and allowed me to go over trouble spots without fear of irritation.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Shaving With The Perfect Cup

Today I'll get my coffee fixed the only way I can by shaving with The Perfect Cup. Since my acid reflux years ago I've been drinking tea and I tell you I always crave coffee. The thing I miss the most is the downtime in the morning just before work starts for the day. You just can't beat a roll and butter with a cup of coffee. Of course, the nighttime coffee was always welcome with my wife it was a time I'll always remember.

If you never heard of this before it came out a few years ago when I happened to see many coffee-shaving soap offerings from many artisans. I didn't have one and thought I just didn't want to be a me-too product how could I make it special. I thought let me see if I can make with real coffee and then I'll mix the coffee grinds right into the soap. That was easier said than done. It took me close to another year to get the formula just right and now it always sells out fast.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Loading From The Tub, A Shave With Vanilla Tobacco Tallow

Today's shave is going to be from the tub. I haven't done one in a while but wanted to show that it is possible to use the tubs in order to load your brush. The soap I'll be using is the tallow version of Vanilla Tobacco which is one of my favorites. Whenever I make this soap it turns brown after sitting for a while and keeps turning darker as time goes on. It's the natural vanilla that does this to the soap.

The scent is a surprisingly smooth and sweet tobacco vanilla that's sure to be one of your favorites as well. People have told me they always get compliments from loved ones asking about what they are wearing. I also have customers ordering it for themselves and getting caught after stealing it from their husbands. 

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Shaving, Talking & 3D Printers

Today I'm turning to Dirty Girl Jane for my shave, great scent, and performance. What I also have on my mind is the never-ending saga of 3D printing. Back in 2016 or so I started with my first one. Seven years later things have drastically changed. We now have consumer printers that create objects in a liquid plastic bath called a resin printer. Recently Bambu Labs introduced a new printer in its line called the P1S. Each one of these printers is pretty much the same but with options missing hence each one has a different price. The P1S is $700.00 currently it is in the middle of the three.I already have a 3D printer so how did I go from that to the P1S? The story continues.

Last month my trusty 3D printer the Artillery X1 failed. Just after running a print for 5 hr I went to start another and all hell broke loose. The X-Axis had just stopped working it did strange and weird things. So a quick look on the internet pointed me to try some things unfortunately the same issues persisted. I next started replacing the recommended parts regarding the X-axis Stepper Motor, Stepper Motor Driver, X-axis logic Board, and 30 Pin Ribbon Cable and nothing was working.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Fallen Leaves - New From Wet The Face

Today I'm happy to Introduce "Fallen Leaves" – Embrace the Essence of Autumn

🍁 A Symphony of Scents: Imagine a leisurely walk through a serene forest during the peak of fall, surrounded by the soothing rustle of fallen leaves underfoot and the invigorating chill in the air. "Fallen Leaves" encapsulates this picturesque scene, weaving together a harmonious blend of aromas that evoke memories of nature's grandeur and the beauty of change.

🍃 Layers of Aromatic Splendor: At the top, zesty bursts of Orange Juice intermingle with the bright and invigorating notes of Bergamot, creating an initial sensation of freshness that awakens the senses. Delicate hints of Rose Petals lend a touch of elegance, setting the stage for the journey that lies ahead.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Shaving With Arko Extra Fresh

Today I need a quick shave so I turn to a shaving cream. The one I picked is Arko Extra Fresh (ICE MINT). I'm more than halfway through the tube so after a while of looking I'm having a hard time finding a replacement online. It's been out of stock on so many sites I'm beginning to wonder if they stopped producing it altogether?

Well, I still needed to shave so this did that job extremely well. I wet my face placed a little in my hand and messaged it in, Next, I placed a small amount in my wet brush and started to face lather. It only took a few seconds and I was done a perfect lather with a great menthol feeling.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Shaving With Lodge 49

Today I'm doing a shave with Lodge 49. A long-time fav of mine whenever I wear the aftershave people always ask me what I have on. If you don't know the background of this soap it came about because I liked the TV show. "Lodge 49" is a captivating television series that takes viewers on a unique and charming journey filled with mystery, camaraderie, and personal discovery. Created by Jim Gavin, the show combines elements of drama, comedy, and the supernatural to craft a narrative that is both intriguing and heartwarming.

Set in Long Beach, California, "Lodge 49" follows the life of Sean "Dud" Dudley, a down-on-his-luck surfer and ex-surfer, as he stumbles upon the enigmatic and ancient fraternal order known as the "Order of the Lynx." This secret society, housed in a nondescript local lodge, becomes the backdrop for Dud's exploration of life's deeper questions and his journey toward self-discovery.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

WTF Birthday Shave

Last week on Aug 6th I had my 63 birthday and I had a wonderful day seeing my wife Mary and talking to my sister Debbie and brother Harry. I also got to thinking about my dad. He was 68 when he passed away and now I'm starting to think am I going to make it passed his age? My mother and father passed 8 months apart in 1994 and she was 64. That was a tuff year for all of us.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Dirty Girl Jane - Artillery Gunner New From Wet The Face

Today I'm excited to announce the newest addition to our Dirty Girl collection called Dirty Girl Jane Artillery Gunner. Inspired by the fearless women who took on the challenging and dirty jobs of men during World War II, this shaving soap is just as tough and resilient as the brave ladies who inspired it.

The Dirty Girls series pays tribute to the women who worked tirelessly to support the war effort and defend our freedom. They were just as proud to be American as the men they fought alongside, and their courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Wet The Face is proud to honor these brave women with a line of shaving products that embody their spirit and resilience.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Shaving With Through the Fire - Arrow

Today I'm using Arrow this is a sample I was given from the company called Through The Fire. Unfortunately, I could not find the website up but pastures seem to have some in stock along with Maggerds. The note on this Damask Rose, Cognac, Leather, Tobacco, and Oakmoss an amazing scent and I wish it was available for all to try but it seems and I don't know if this is 100% true that might be out of business.

Regardless it's a shame because this scent happens to be one of my faves and I remember doing a review back in 2019 about it as well but they had a website that was somewhat functional and now the URL does not work.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

I Knew This Would Happen One Day

Well, it finally happened. While I was cleaning the den which I do every week I was pulling the plastic trash bag out from the trashcan when it knocked into the glass shelf I have. In turn, this caused the two bowls placed there to fall on a hard tile floor breaking both my Captain's Choice bowl and the first-ever WTF shaving bowl.

The breaking sound was something I will never forget. I could see them falling in slow motion but I was helpless to do anything. I stood there just looking at the shattered pieces on the ground for about 40 sec. What a disaster I thought. The first shaving bowl I ever purchased the captain's choice bowl is gone. I created my lathering technic with that bowl and have used it in so many shaving videos. My first-ever WTF bowl designed and created by Alford and myself for the Wet Shaving Community is gone as well.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Shaving With Pure from Gillette

It seems lately that I'm always stretched for time and today was no exception. When this happens I don't do a bowl lather but rather use something I know will work and get the job done. For that, I turn to Pure Gillette shaving cream. This $6.00 shaving cream should be in everyone's den and that's no lie. Whether you shave at home or do some traveling this is the one that is hard to beat.

No need to bowl lather either just massage it in or use a brush and face lather it works fantastic. Very creamy and slick you'll find this shaving cream to be above the rest at this price point. I hear rumors that this was going to be discontinued but that was back in 2021 so if they didn't do it by now then it not going to happen. Pick one up you will not be disappointed.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Vintage Bay Rum - Generations New From Wet The Face

Introducing the latest addition to the Wet The Face family, the Vintage Bay Rum Generations—a true embodiment of heritage, craftsmanship, and the seamless transition of time-honored techniques from one generation to the next. This exceptional product is not merely a fragrance; it's a testament to the art of passing down the legacy of quality grooming essentials through the ages.

The Vintage Bay Rum Generations is not just a fragrance; it's an ode to the past and a celebration of the future. With each application, you'll feel connected to the generations before you, knowing that the same meticulous craftsmanship and expertise that went into its creation have been lovingly passed down through time. Embrace the tradition, indulge in the legacy, and experience the captivating essence of the Vintage Bay Rum Generations—a scent that bridges the gap between past and present while inviting the promise of an exciting future.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Shaving With Thomas Shelby

For today's shave, we use what seems to be a favorite of many Thomas Shelby's Signature Scent, This is a 4 part series of shaving soaps with the theme of Peaky Blinders. We are still missing one more which I'm working on and should be out soon.

I think the scent was an unexpected surprise to most and once you use it you keep coming back for more. The other two follow-ups to the series are Alfie Solomons Oud and Arthur Shelby Bushmills.

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Shaving With C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream

Today we shave with C.O. Bigelow shaving cream and at $10.00 a tube I press you to find a better bang for the buck. C.O. Bigelow is a renowned name in the realm of shaving creams, with a rich history that dates back to 1838. Founded by Dr. Galen Hunter, an American physician, and an apothecary, C.O. Bigelow started as a small pharmacy in New York City. Dr. Hunter's dedication to creating high-quality personal care products led to the formulation of an exceptional shaving cream that soon gained popularity among men seeking a luxurious and effective shaving experience.

C.O. Bigelow shaving cream quickly became a favorite among discerning gentlemen due to its superior performance and nourishing properties. The cream is carefully crafted using a blend of premium ingredients, including menthol, eucalyptus, and essential oils. These elements work in harmony to create a rich lather that softens facial hair, allowing the razor to glide effortlessly across the skin. The menthol and eucalyptus provide a cooling and refreshing sensation, leaving the skin invigorated and revitalized after each shave.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

A Quick Shave With Proraso Shaving Cream

Today we do a quick shave with Proraso Shaving cream. One of the best shaving creams on the market today with a tradition that goes way back. I had little time for myself last week and skipped my Sunday shave in the evening. I had to wait until Monday night to actually do the shave so I had more than a week's worth of growth.

No bowl lather this time so I just wet the face and then applied a little cream in the palm of my hand and rubbed it into the beard, next, I wet the brush placed a little cream inside, and did a face lather and of course, the results were outstanding and when it came to the O'Ccam's Razor it did an amazing job of removing all the beard in just one pass.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Shaving With Ozark Alchemy

Today I'm happy to use one of my shaving soaps that originally came with a chart of Alchemy symbols. Ozark Alchemy and Firn, Pine, and Ceder scented shaving soap which puts you right in the middle of a forest every time you use it.

Truly a unique experience not only shaving with it but making the lather the scent just fills the den with forest goodness.

The chart I spoke about earlier was something I came across while researching Alchemy. What a marvelous gift I thought to include this with every purchase (until Supplies lasted). People did love it I happen to have saved one for myself which you can see in this YouTube video.

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.