This morning had what I'd probably reckon my second true BBS over the month & a half I've been at this wet/DE shaving thing.
I'm still really enjoying the process, and even more so as I get my hardware choices narrowed down and start slowly exploring new software!
Soaked Semogue 620 in piping hot tap water (in clear glass Anchor bowl)
While using hot washcloth to prep face, and several drops of water to prep soap.
Shook all the excess water out, squeezed gently,
Loaded up some Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood for maybe 30 sec, swirling, spinning, & plunging.
Then worked up lather on face for a couple of minutes (in retrospect, first pass was too dry, though).
Using Merkur HD/Persona Red combo - WTG, followed by XTG, GTX, ATG, and even a final comfort pass WTG squeezing out the last lather.
Followed up with warm rinse, cold rinse, and then some Pinaud Clubman. Very nice... =)
I was surprised by the C&E soaps - I prefer Sienna's scent over the Sandalwood, and I'm very curious to try Nomad! (Anybody have some...?)
Thank you to all you B&B gents who have made this such a fun "hobby" to get into. It really helps having so many kind & experienced folks out there, not to mention all the fun surfing the BST and SOTD can be!