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Honeybee Spa Week

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This week I’m going to use the shea-butter shaving soaps of Honeybee Spa—not an onerous task. And, since it’s Monday, I used a shaving stick: Coconut. Since Honeybee Sue (owner & operator of Honeybee Spa) doesn’t (yet) produce shave sticks, this is one I made by melting a puck of her Coconut soap and pouring it into a shaving stick container.

Rubbing the stick against the grain all over my wet beard deposited soap, and my face looked—well, about as good as it usually looks in the morning, except wet with little traces of soap. I took the G.B. Kent BK4 brush, held it briefly under the hot water tap, shook it, and started working the brush on my beard. For a moment—nothing. Then, like a miracle, lather started to form, and the more I worked the brush, the more lather I got: good, dense lather. I put the brush down, chock-full of lather for later passes, and picked up the NEW Gillette, since I figured The Son-In-Law would be using that same razor this morning.

It was—need I say it?—an exceptional shave. A totally smooth face emerged two passes later, with loads of lather added before each pass. And I finished with a very nice aftershave indeed: Royal Copenhagen. (It’s also rather dear—I have quite a small bottle.)

Now I’m ready for an outing to Berkeley and San Francisco to do a little Christmas shopping.

Written by LeisureGuy

2 July 2007 at 7:35 am

Posted in Shaving

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