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    It’s all about having fun and getting good shaves!
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    Don't feel discouraged man just keep at it, I'm sorta in a similar boat myself with starting a new job, and falling out of my routine. So everything kinda is a little wonky (my edges and my shaves). But keep at it dude, and celebrate your good shaves and try to isolate what you did different. Face prep, soap, lather, everything. Try to be robotic till you/we get your/our "mojo" back.
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    Things are getting better. I still don't have a regular shaving routine, but it's starting to come together. I am shaving more in the evenings now, which I've never really enjoyed, but it's better than not shaving! I'm often too tired to shave in the evening, so I'm also down to shaving an average of twice a week.

    But since sticking with MdC and ignoring my other soaps, lather is no longer a problem.

    What's also got me excited again is SAD. I bought a beautiful Tripoli strop from Sharptonn, and restored an old Arab Shell strop, with a couple more projects on the table. Super fun!!

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    I am of the opinion that MDC solves any lathering problem. For a long time I thought it was too expensive. I was wrong. I bought a jar that I am sure will last my lifetime and that of whoever inherits it. I use it only two days/week, because I like trying my other favorites.
    Quote Originally Posted by joelkerr View Post
    Things are getting better. I still don't have a regular shaving routine, but it's starting to come together. I am shaving more in the evenings now, which I've never really enjoyed, but it's better than not shaving! I'm often too tired to shave in the evening, so I'm also down to shaving an average of twice a week.

    But since sticking with MdC and ignoring my other soaps, lather is no longer a problem.

    What's also got me excited again is SAD. I bought a beautiful Tripoli strop from Sharptonn, and restored an old Arab Shell strop, with a couple more projects on the table. Super fun!!
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    I could never bring myself to buy Martin de Candre because I couldn't imagine spending that much on a shaving soap, of all things. But the reviews intrigued me, and in the end, my girlfriend bought me a tub for my birthday last year! I guess she didn't want to listen to me talking about how much I wanted it anymore....

    Quote Originally Posted by Haroldg48 View Post
    I am of the opinion that MDC solves any lathering problem. For a long time I thought it was too expensive. I was wrong. I bought a jar that I am sure will last my lifetime and that of whoever inherits it. I use it only two days/week, because I like trying my other favorites.
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    Just like in that other thread. Gotta have it, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelkerr View Post
    I could never bring myself to buy Martin de Candre because I couldn't imagine spending that much on a shaving soap, of all things. But the reviews intrigued me, and in the end, my girlfriend bought me a tub for my birthday last year! I guess she didn't want to listen to me talking about how much I wanted it anymore....
    Joekerr, as TC pointed out some time ago Martin de Candre will last and last so it is actually a very good buy. There is also the fact that its' quality is well known. I have
    bought several other soaps that turn out to lack performance so I keep reloading my brush to finish a shave, don't have to do that with the Martin.

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