Bowl : Van Yulay Silicone
Brush : Frank Shaving Silvertip Badger
Soap : Phoenix Artisan Accouterments’s Solstice
Post Shave : Phoenix Artisan Accouterments’s Solstice Aftershave and Cologne, Mysterium Serum
Razor : Razorock MJ-90A w/Zaza Blade
Others : Dior Vintage Eau Sauvage EDP (Myrrh Bomb)
Last nights shave with the Zaza on 2nd use had the edge on one side give out near the end, so I ended up using the good side to finish up for a glass BBS.
Which is odd as these blades so far had lasted at least 4 to 6 shaves, though I usually dispose of them after the 4th use.
Luckily there was very little irritation, no alum burn but you could almost feel that the skin was about to go raw.
So, since I was going to go PAA Solstice in the morning, I used the Serum instead of Prep.
Personally I think the Serum is on another level when it comes to healing and relieve of abused skin but Prep for me is at almost 3-4 times cheaper. Quantity has a quality in itself. This time though, the serum will do its magic.
I am sticking with the MJ-90A for a while since it is a joy to use, gives me really good shaves without weepers (so far) and I want to see how it performs with different blades. From my better ones like the Zaza and Feathers to the not so good ones *cough* Rapira *cough* .
But for today’s shave, with a fresh Zaza blade, the combination performed as you would expect it to, with only two pass, WTG and ATG plus cleanup around the usual trouble spots, giving a glass BBS face that you do truly keep touching every now and then because you can’t believe how smooth it feels.