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Archive for January 16th, 2012

Carpet film

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I never before heard of this stuff. Besides its use (described at the link) as party protection, it also occurs to me that the film might be useful in moving into a new apartment: typically the carpet will be new or cleaned, and there’s a lot of traffic along the traffic lanes (hallways, path through living room, etc.). You wouldn’t want to cover the carpet totally—you’ll be putting down furniture—but covering the pathways would protect the carpet during the move-in.

Written by LeisureGuy

16 January 2012 at 9:59 am

Posted in Daily life

l’Occitane Cade and the Weber

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I’ve not used l’Occitane Cade shaving cream for quite a while and normally use it in a superlather with l’Occitane Cade shaving soap, and this morning I remembered why: l’Occitane Cade shaving cream is rather shy in the lather department, despite the ardent attentions of the Omega boar brush shown, well along in its break-in. I ended up doing the third pass with some lather helper from a puck of Institut Karité 25% shea butter shaving soap: they’re both French and both full of shea butter. And that worked fine.

The Weber razor is a fine razor. I find it significant that we’re seeing technological innovation in DE safety razors: that indicates new resources being devoted to this market, even if at the fringes—where it would begin: big corporations often are conservative in their advances. Today, with a Swedish Gillette blade, the razor provided a very nice shave indeed.

You’ll note that, whereas the l’Occitane shaving cream tube is almost full, the tube of l’Occitane Cade aftershave balm is almost empty. The explanation is simple: the balm works quite well and is very good. And it worked well again this morning. You guys who live in wintry climes might want to give this one a try. (In fairness: the balm tube was smaller to begin with, but still…)

Written by LeisureGuy

16 January 2012 at 8:35 am

Posted in Shaving

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