Mary Kay is Out:

As many people already know that read my blog and follow my S.O.T.D. posts over in the HTGAM google+ community, I recently bought some killer shaving products from a local Mary Kay dealer. After doing some extremely serious thinking about over the past few days, I've decided not to use these products anymore because they're just too expensive. I bought 4 items off this dealer and they cost me $98 U.S. Dollars. That's more than both of my straight razors, and my Edwin Jagger DE 89 combined which is ridiculous. Another problem is that my local dealer seems to be a bit on the greedy side these days which is not normal for her at all. With me, she never pushed or twisted my arm to get me to buy something because I'm always looking to try some shaving products that's available to the general public that might be interested in them. I was told that this was NOT the case with a few other friends:


What told me that she had changed and not for the better I might add, was the fact that all she talked about was making more money. During her first visit, she didn't talk about it too much. But that was not the case during her last visit. Something seemed to be off with her as of late that I couldn't quite figure out and she's also really hard to get in touch with if you need to order something which is really the only thing she'll respond to these days. I understand and wish her all the best, but I can't afford to keep these products in the rotation at this time nor will I continue to keep using them either.

Proraso Green & The Shield:

Man oh man that shave was excellent. After a nice, hot and relaxing shower, I went with a modern day classic, Proraso Green  which has an i...