Buying a Shave Scuttle:

Here lately I have been getting really good shaves but something has been missing from the equation, hot lather. There's 2 ways to get hot lather for a shave and I've used the first option for years. The first option is to go back to the canned goo and buy a Conair hot lather machine. The first option is out. The canned goo contains too many chemicals that cause damage to the skin and over time, that hot lather machine will quit heating the canned goo. I had this machine for years and in the end, it got to where I'd have to leave it on for epic amounts of time to get the canned goo to even get luke warm at best. The other option is a "double boiler" style shave scuttle which not only keeps your lather warm, it actually gets hotter between passes while the brush sits in the scuttle. Basically, all you need a kettle of hot water for this scuttle to work. So this next pay day, I will be getting a shave scuttle and a new hot water kettle. This whole plan came about when my mom seen how hard it was for me to get my electric kettle to work and this is the 3rd one of this paticular kettle that I've had problems with.

Optimism & The Track 2:

Today's shave was excellent. Possibly one of my best shaves of all time. For today's brush, I went with my Omega 10049 Professional...