Tag Archives : Safety razor

Shaving tips: Stop the bloodshed

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAm I alone in having a vivid childhood recollection of my father, post shave, with his face dotted with small squares of toilet paper, held in place by dark spots of dried blood? Looking up from your morning cereal to encounter the visage of your dear dad looking like an extra in a truly low-budget splatter film? It’s probably the…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 6

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Reading Time: 11 minutesWelcome to round 6 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation! This is the final regular round of the series, with just a single champion meets the underdog round to go. I’ll keep it brief, as I know you are quite desperate to know the outcome of this latest round. Am I right or am I right? To look back at…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 5

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Reading Time: 12 minutesWelcome to round 5 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation! As exclusively revealed in last weeks post (here), this is quite likely the second to last of the exciting rounds. I realise many of my readers will have started to eagerly look forward to the next installment, but we will at some point have to publish the final results, select the…

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That weekly Instagram collection again…

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Reading Time: 2 minutesA briefer collection of Instagram images than usual this week. After a stumbling start, where I actually didn’t post anything for a couple of days at all, I got back in to my stride towards the end of the week. I aim for at least one image a day, sometimes two, and very rarely three. Lots of new posts in…

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So you’d like to maim yourself with your new safety razor?

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Reading Time: 5 minutesFrom feedback received I understand I have taken on something of a responsibility with regards to shaving. My Great Investigation of shaving creams has clearly inspired gentlemen worldwide to return to the vintage-style razors of their fathers. With consequences. Sometimes both bloody and disfiguring. Possibly not maiming though, which may be small consolation when you’re standing there in front of the…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 4

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Reading Time: 12 minutesWelcome to round 4 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation! At this point you may well be wondering how many rounds there will be, and if the excitement can continue to escalate at such a fearsome rate. Well, dear shaving cream aficionados, I can exclusively reveal that there will be at least another 2 rounds after this one and I…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 3

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Reading Time: 12 minutesRound 1 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation saw Billy Jealousy soundly trounce Gentleman’s Tonic, with both seeing points lost for unsound ingredients. Round 2 saw Kiehl’s lose soundly to Body Shop, with Body shop going into the lead with no deductions and Kiehl’s getting maximum deductions for unsound ingredients. Which was ironic given how they profile themselves on using only…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 2

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Reading Time: 12 minutesRound 1 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation saw Billy Jealousy soundly trounce Gentleman’s Tonic, with both seeing points lost for unsound ingredients. The huge difference in the products made my job quite a bit easier though. Will I have as much luck this time? A week of rest and active accumulation of fresh stubble and I’m ready to take a…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 1

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Reading Time: 10 minutesSo, last Saturday saw the first round of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation go down in the hallowed den of beard removal here at WellDressed mansion. From an initial selection of four shaving lubricants, two variants were selected. This meant that my old faithful over the past years, brash US brand Billy Jealousy goes head to head with sophisticated newcomer (to me,…

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