Got my goodies today:
new stuff from the kids is EJ DE89L, EJ BBB + stand. The kids were so excited that they got me just what I wanted (gee, how'd they figure it out? ) and they wanted to watch me shave. So after I showered I invited them in the bathroom for my maiden voyage. This was probably a mistake.
I had already loaded up the Derby blade and had my brush soaking while I showered, so it was time to make the lather.
Didn't really squeeze any water out of the brush. This, of course, resulted in a too wet lather. I added some extra cream to try to correct the problem but apparently I didn't add enough. Decided just to move on. The kids giggled at my face with the lather all over it.
Too much pressure. I knew this would likely be an issue and was determined not to let it happen, but I was distracted by the kids' giggling and constant barrage of questions. This of course resulted in several nicks which the kids were quick to point out as soon as they spotted blood.
Definitely had some razor burn on my neck, particularly on my right side which is my problem area. Finished with witch hazel then Bigelow black ASB, followed by styptic where necessary.
It was fun having the kids in there and I'm glad that they were so interested, but I'm hoping to get much better results tomorrow when the razor has my undivided attention. Blade angle and pressure are my big issues and I'm determined to defeat them!