Razor: Ming Shi 2000 on 3

Blade: Gillette Green

Brush: Yaqi Silvertip Badger

Soap: Wholly Kaw Monaco Royale

Aftershave: Like Grandpa Sandalwood Balm

Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl, Viktor and Rolf Spice Bomb cologne

#samplesaturday Off to see Santa today for breakfast, so I figured I should charm it up, hopefully get him to forget those naughty days this year 😛  I pulled this sample of Wholly Kaw, one of their Donkey Milk formula.  The scent on this was fantastic and it made a great lather.  Unfortunately I think I was let down by the blade a bit.  It just didn’t feel super comfortable.  Based on the lather in the bowl, I’m fairly certain it wasn’t the soap.  I’ll be mindful of the blade next go with this soap to confirm.  I took my new Yaqi Silvertip for it’s maiden voyage and boy do I like this brush.  It is very dense, has a great backbone, and is not scratchy on the face at all.  Whipped up a beautiful lather.  The handle is a bit on the smaller size but felt great and had the perfect weight IMHO.  If I had to give it a negative it would be that the diameter is a bit small and so it barely sits in my brush stand.  It feels so comfortable though, I think I will just invest in a different stand 🙂  I finished off with my favourite post shave from Like Grandpa and put a hit of Spice Bomb on just because it is Saturday.  Happy weekend all!