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Mama Bear's Shaving Soap Review

Review of Mama Bear’s Shaving Soap – Morning Cup Scent

Susan from Mama Bear’s Soaps asked if I would do a review of one of her soaps.  Mama Bear’s Shaving Soap is one of the original “Artisan” shaving soap makers.  I hadn’t had a chance to try her wares and I wanted to learn more about glycerin soaps, so I was more than happy to help out!

Full disclosure – I was provided this soap free of charge in exchange for a review of the product.

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Review of Soaptree Bodyworks Cedarwood Shaving Soap

A few weeks back I was approached by Jennifer Chaloux of Soaptree Bodyworks about doing a review of her new line of shave soap.  Jennifer is an established soaper who has expanded her product line and is now offering her first shaving soap.

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Everything You Need to Know About Shaving Scuttles

Today’s post is a guest post by Russ Egan and goes over the venerable shaving scuttle.  Enjoy and let us know what you think!

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Baldwin men's moisturizing lotion: A Review

Baldwin men’s moisturizing lotion: A Review

Today’s product review is Baldwin Moisturizing Lotion.  Baldwin is a company that sells men’s care products that is based on the healing properties of Dead Sea minerals.  The lotion is marketed as helping your skin via Dead Sea minerals and natural oils.  This comes in a 3.4 fluid ounce tube and at the time of this article was selling for $26 on Amazon.com

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Black Tie Razor Company: A new twist on scents in shaving soap

Black Tie Razor Company: A new twist on scents in shaving soap

A few weeks back I was approached by John of Black Tie Razor Company about doing a review of thier new line of shave soap and shaving oil.  To be honest I hadn’t heard of them, so I did a little digging around and asked John what the company was about.  It turns out they are a brand new shaving company put together by a few wet shaving friends who wanted to try and make something better for the community.  Turns out they are off to a pretty good start!

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How to store a shaving brush, what you need to know.

One of the questions that is often asked by people who has recently taken up the hobby is how to store a shaving brush when you’re not using it.  Unfortunately there is not an answer that everyone will agree with.  This article will go over the pros and cons of different methods so you can make a more educated decision.

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Sudsy Soapery Shaving Product Review

Today’s product review is the shaving soap and shave oil offered by Sudsy Soapery. Sudsy Soapery is run by Jonathan and Kaycie Cook, a husband and wife team based out of St. Louis, MO.  They have developed a line of soaps and bath products that are all natural and only use essential oils for thier scents.  I had the opportunity to try thier Twice Mint Shave Oil, Sandalwood and Myrrh shave soap, and thier Lavender and Peppermint shave soap.

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How to Build your First Straight Razor Kit

Getting started in the world of wet shaving can be intimidating for any beginner. There are various different pieces of equipment required of various quality along. Making sense of the world of razors requires some knowledge, but thankfully that information is readily available.

For a beginner there are some essentials that you should purchase straight up to help ease your way in – and there is equipment you will need in a few months that you do not need to purchase immediately.

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How to hunt up vintage shaving gear “in the Wild”

One of the popular aspects of wet shaving is finding vintage shaving gear.  The thrill of finding a gem in the wild makes all of the long days of finding nothing… almost worth it :).  In that vein, here are a few hints and tips for when you go hunting up vintage diamonds in the rough.

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Epsilon Cologne / After-Shave Balm Product Review

I was contacted a few weeks ago about reviewing an aftershave balm called Epsilon made by Blaviar.  This is an after-shave balm that is being cross marketed as a cologne as well due to it’s stronger scent.   I do not have very many post shave products (at least in comparison to my soaps and razors) and was curious to try something new.  I received this product for free from the manufacturer in exchange for my thoughts.

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