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by Risky
Thu May 03, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Gentlemens Toothpaste.
Replies: 32
Views: 6055

Surprised I'm the first one to mention Eurythmol.

It's owned by Pfizer now funnily enough.
by Risky
Thu May 03, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Savings account for your children
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

My 4 month old has had a Child Trust Fund since he was 2 months.

In the UK the government gives you £250 to invest in one when the child is born.

It's an ethical CTF (was important to SWMBO) with the Co-Operative Bank.
by Risky
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What is the most slippery cream/soap around?
Replies: 33
Views: 7628

Monsavon Shaving Cream
by Risky
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: HDTV
Replies: 53
Views: 7595

Bear in mind most people who own an HDTV don't have an HD feed (90% in the UK) and regular digital tv (non-high def content) will look like crap on a lot of panels. 1080p is a waste of time and money for most people. Save your money. XBox 360 and PS3 (IIRC) are both 720p, TV is either 720p or 1080i....
by Risky
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Thayers Witch Hazel (U.K)
Replies: 3
Views: 954

As I and others have pointed out:

Trumpers Skin Food? £14?
How about go to Boots and get a bottle of Glyercine B.P for £1.25

As for witch hazel, you'll be able to get it everywhere, it just wont be Thayers.
by Risky
Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB - Yardley Shave Soap
Replies: 14
Views: 1785

Is this another American thing? I wouldn't expect it to be very good, Yardley is associated with Grannies here in the UK!
by Risky
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Maybe it isn't called a "195"
Replies: 39
Views: 5282

James then what about this ad for the 66 stating "32/6"? Doesn't that mean it sold for 390 pence? Yes it does. I don't know if Gillette ever sold the 66 Aristocrat for 6/6. I was merely responding to yasou who thought it was 66p. Personally I do not think that Gillette gave razors names b...
by Risky
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Political compass
Replies: 52
Views: 6961

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: 0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.77 #

Needs an option: 'Don't know' or 'This issue is not important to me' for all the questions
by Risky
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Maybe it isn't called a "195"
Replies: 39
Views: 5282

I believe the 66 is named for the price - Just for interest what's the price? Well like I said I am not completely sure it was the 66 but I think it was sold for 66p or something like that. I never said I couldn't be wrong about it being a 66 but I thought that was the one I had heard that was name...
by Risky
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The Double Ring Rocket has an official name!
Replies: 31
Views: 5229

What are the other two razors in the ad and why do they cost so much more?

Sorry, Gillette noob here.
by Risky
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Questions about shaving sensitive, acne prone skin
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

IMO unless you have skin that is very sensitive there is no need for a pre-shave oil. A high-end soap or cream will make a lather that will render an oil useless. Aftershave: Yes. Remember that oily skin can often be caused by you drying the skin out too much with washing and the pores then overcomp...
by Risky
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Newbie - checking in with first 3 shaves experience!
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Generally I shave with the Mach3 in the shower (with water only - no cream/gel)

What, what, what? I don't know how anyone could do that....
by Risky
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New To Safety Razors...*Update*
Replies: 18
Views: 3354

Real Shaving Co. products are available from Boots and Tesco, too - they're from the people that produce the creams for Trumper and Taylor.

Careful though. They may be made by the same company but they are in totally different universes. The Real Shaving Co. stuff is full of horrid chemicals IIRC.
by Risky
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Crystal Deodorant = Alum Block
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

Interesting observation. Looking at my Pit Rok:

Ingredients:
Ammonium Alum
(pure natural mineral salts)
by Risky
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New guy geting ready (First shave now completed)
Replies: 26
Views: 4302

Mach 3 to straight is like Robin Reliant to F1 car. Don't blame you for going back to the Mach 3. Shaving with a DE will allow you to learn some great techniques and a better understanding of things that could prove useful if you later decide to revisit straight razor shaving. Welcome to the communi...
by Risky
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Looking for Help
Replies: 20
Views: 4133

Can't believe nobody suggested what appears to me the most obvious: Get different blades. Don't know what the brooks blades are (Personnas?) maybe try some Gillette Swedes. As for the Futur. See if you can't stick with it. People around here rush to the 'You shouldn't use a Futur as a first razor' l...
by Risky
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Black razors
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

IIRC the military issue were issued blackened to remove the shine.
by Risky
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Tesco Platinum DE blades
Replies: 61
Views: 9886

I think I am one of the few who doesn't rate Tesco blades that highly. They are better than Merkurs sure but I find the quality of them so changeable. Blade I had today, I went ATG 3 passes and it was still missing areas! I also find the Tesco blades blunt very very quickly. I can only maybe get 2 d...
by Risky
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Monsavon
Replies: 9
Views: 2538

Ended up using Taylor's lavender today since I used REN High-Altitude Lavender in the shower. I'll use the Monsavon tomorrow. Looking at it again, it's definitely a cream. Weird thing is, I don't remember it being any softer than it is now (unless it was dehydrated when I bought it). The smell is in...
by Risky
Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Albeit blasphemic to the community, but...
Replies: 34
Views: 4817

You are either allergic to:
The brush
An ingredient in Taylors/Proraso (Note: Taylors contains parabens which some are allergic to, don't know about Proraso)

As for tugging of the skin. Have you tried a sharper blade?