Razor: Ming Shi 2000s on 1
Brush: The Art of Shaving Pure Badger
Soap: Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street cream
Aftershave: Stirling Soap Iced Pineapple Splash, Like Grandpa Sandalwood balm
Other: Thirsty Badger lather bowl

Something irritated the heck out of my face yesterday.  I don’t know if it was the practice pass on the straight, the L&L splash sample splashed I used, or just the snowy temperature swings we have been having here but my face was irritated all day.   As such, I opted to go with something a little delicate today.  I pulled out my Jermyn Street cream from Taylor of Old Bond Street.  I tend not to use the TOBS products very often.  Performance is always good, and I really like a few of their scents that I’ve sampled, but I am always left wishing they were a bit more scent forward.  Today was no exception.  I got a DEADLY lather in the bowl with the cream, enough for many passes (no practise pass today though).  The scent was fantastic, but man I wish it was a bit more pronounced.  Maybe I’ll have to pick up a post shave from them to see if the scent carries a bit better.

I opted for the cooling iced pineapple for a splash.  This will be my new go to for days when I have got too much sun or just want a bit of a chilling effect.  It has just the right amount of menthol for me.  And I finished up with my Like Grandpa sandalwood balm.  As a result, my face feels great.  I’ll see how things turn around for tmrw, but today is looking up 🙂