Folks, I'm still pretty new at wetshaving, about 3 months in, but I'm in for life. I ordered a big Texan Moss Scuttle and may I say. This is a game changer. I know that $120 Canadian is not an inconsequential amount of money. But listen please: Sara is an artist. Her service was amazing as she called me personally and thanked me for the order. She also explained that the Robbie Burns glaze is named after The Bard and her favorite sipping scotch. As a Texan, I ask you: how can you not get behind that? If nothing else, consider getting this because they won't always be available. My wife and I will be adding this scuttle to our will for male grandbaby as an heirloom and I'm not exaggerating. Granted, with just our 11 month old so far, we're easily 20-30+ years away...I hope! In the meantime, I will use the Texas Moss Scuttle every day that I can! But I digress.
Here's the scoop: boiling hot water (yes, I said boiling, for the beta test I wanted no punches pulled). I clarisoniced and showered. The water cooled a pinch while my Tweezerman starter brush soaked. The Texas Moss Scuttle has an Ayars lather bowl as part of the piece so I made my later in the scuttle. I skipped over the TOBS Jermyn St, TOBS Lavendar, Trumpers Sandalwood, and went to Nancy Boy Replenishing (cucumber). The Nancy Boy created a warm lather that I can only describe as decadent, luxurious, otherworldy. My 4 pass shave was a new level (WTG, XTG, XTG, ATG). Sara's scuttle is simply stunning in our bathroom. I feel like this Texas Moss Scuttle, this solid ceramic piece of art from the earth, I feel like it allows my hardware and software to synchronize on another level, a level not possible without it.
If I knew how to upload pictures (no, I'm not Amish), then I would share the shave porn pictures with y'all. If demand exists, I will share some later this week when my better half can guide me through it. So sorry, no lather photos (I know that's all you want, you dirty dogs!)
My routine is below. Also, once I hit 50 posts, I will probably create a review to give something back to this awesome community! I have taken so much away from this community. I would like to reciprocate in some small, humble way.
Pre Shave: Clarisonic Pro, Cerave Moisturizing Soap, Proraso Pre-Shave Cream, warm shower (optional)
Hardware: Feather Stainless Steel DE, Feather Blade, Tweezerman Brush, Texan Moss Scuttle crafted by Sara Bonnyman with boiling water that cools during shower
Primary Shaving Cream: TOBS St. Jermyn
Secondary Shaving Cream: Nancy Boy Replenishing Cream (mm, cucumber)
Primary Post Shave: GFT Alum Block, St. Jermyn Aftershave Balm, St. Jermyn Aftershave splash, St. Jermyn Moisturizing cream, Cerave sunscreen (morning shaves only)
Secondary Post Shave: Proraso Aftershave Cream, Nancy Boy Ultramarine Cream