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by smoothshaver
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Schiller's Pharmacy & Cosmetique
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

July sale at Schiller's Pharmacy

I stopped by Schiller's today and learned they have a variety of items, including shaving stuff, on sale for 20% off this month. Some shelves were marked that there's a $20.00 minimum purchase for the discount on those items; that wasn't an issue for me so I didn't pursue it. You might want to call ...
by smoothshaver
Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Art of Shaving
Replies: 21
Views: 3507

I really like the AOS unscented cream. It works well for me.

I really DON'T like their "unscented" pre-shave oil. It's loaded with clove oil and some other stuff to "warm" one's face, and does so with a vengeance! One use was more than enough.
by smoothshaver
Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Schiller's Pharmacy & Cosmetique
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

I was just there and was pleased to find they carry more shaving goodies than previously. Didn't (yet :D ) get the Pre de Provence soap, but I did pick up an unlabeled almond scented shave soap that was on a nearby shelf. The location is South Aiken Ave. and Walnut Street. There's another shop (Toad...
by smoothshaver
Sat May 26, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: A lathering experiment or two
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Ed, Have you considered using Proraso products? The Pre/Post Shaving Cream is quite good for using as a pre-shave and then just lather directly on it without needing to wash it off first. That is, of course, if you can and want to use a Eucalyptus and Menthol based cream. It really seems to do an e...
by smoothshaver
Sat May 26, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: A lathering experiment or two
Replies: 2
Views: 829

A lathering experiment or two

I’ve been conducting an experiment for the past few days to try to improve my prep. Bearing in mind prep techniques others have suggested and my own experience using AOS cream without a brush, I tried the following: 1. After washing my face and holding a warm wet towel to it for a minute I apply a l...
by smoothshaver
Sun May 20, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Belated post on my return to shaving with a DE
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Belated post on my return to shaving with a DE

After a long hiatus, and much preparation, I resumed shaving with a DE in March and thought it past time to post regarding my experiences. Sorry this is a bit long. While I used a DE ages ago, and continued to use a brush to lather up for years after moving away from a DE, in the last few years I’ve...
by smoothshaver
Wed May 09, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting find, take a look at this.
Replies: 8
Views: 1370

Thanks Ricky, for the informative post. I like the emphasis they placed on preparation.

Perhaps if I add putting on a tie to my prep all my shaving problems will disappear! :lol:
by smoothshaver
Sat May 05, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Need a recommendation for brushless cream
Replies: 36
Views: 5996

I, too, prefer to use a brush lather up. But I understand that many creams also can be used without a brush. I've used AOS unscented as a brushless cream a few times while traveling and been pretty happy with it. I prefer it to KMF and the Edge tubes.
by smoothshaver
Sat May 05, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: SCS closed due to illness
Replies: 39
Views: 6280

Sue,

I'm very sorry to hear of your illness. Please take care of yourself. I hope the symptoms subside and you feel better soon.
by smoothshaver
Sat May 05, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: Badger brush, shave soap and shave cream to a good home
Replies: 24
Views: 3124

Well done Andrew! A generous offer.

Ed
by smoothshaver
Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Gillette Tech Fat-handle --- Great for a newbie (SOLD)
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

One more post, as it seems the PM I sent yesterday hasn't left my "outbox" ](*,) Hi Rob, the razor arrived today. As luck would have it, it's time to replace the blade in my Superspeed. So the question for the weekend is: do I proceed to put the next blade (Derby) in the letterk sampler in the Super...
by smoothshaver
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Gillette Tech Fat-handle --- Great for a newbie (SOLD)
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Follow up PM sent. I'm still having trouble sending PM's, :( , so thought I'd let you know.
by smoothshaver
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Gillette Tech Fat-handle --- Great for a newbie (SOLD)
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

PM sent
by smoothshaver
Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Request: UPC codes from Proraso products.
Replies: 22
Views: 4210

Rob,

small (2.5 oz) shave soap: 490370522248

brush: 490370522255

Hope this helps.
by smoothshaver
Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Anyone Have Sensitivities to Taylor's Avocado?
Replies: 7
Views: 1701

Spencer, These reactions are quite idiosyncratic. I tried a sample of Taylor's Avocado last fall and found it lathered well and I got a decent shave (with, I believe, a Sensor razor). However, I did not care for the sensation of the cream on my face and I liked it less the longer the lather was on m...
by smoothshaver
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: An unscented shaving cream/gel/soap for sensitive skin?
Replies: 20
Views: 4989

I try to avoid heavily scented creams. I've used Kiss My Face unscented, which is good; but I'm more impressed with The Art of Shaving unscented cream. To me it's on a par with the "3T's", and I find I use it much more often than the KMF.
by smoothshaver
Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sleep Apnea
Replies: 28
Views: 8777

Glad I could help, Doug. I refrained from naming masks as I didn’t want to unduly influence anyone. Let me reiterate that PERHAPS EVEN MORE THAN SHAVING, YMMV WITH CPAP INTERFACES . That said, I am partial to the Respironics Profile Lite (sorry, but that’s how they spell it), one of their form-fitti...
by smoothshaver
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sleep Apnea
Replies: 28
Views: 8777

I just saw this thread and thought I'd add my 2 cents. I've been on CPAP for about 5 years. I was lucky to adapt rather quickly. Some people find using the ramp function helpful in acclimating to the noise and pressure. White noise in the background can also help. ( edited to correct time on CPAP) [...
by smoothshaver
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Just what the world needed...
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

and a "Philadelphia lawyer" too. :)

Congratulations from a transplanted Philadelphian.
by smoothshaver
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Trueffit deal at ashford.com
Replies: 94
Views: 9621

Well, Ill be on the lookout again for the whole group. Hey, who loves ya baby? LOL Sam I, too, got a confirmation followed by a cancellation email. :( Still I'd like to thank Sam for looking out for us and posting the info. IIRC, it was Sam's post on another site that led me here. Thanks for that, ...