05-21-2012, 01:52 PM
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OK so I bought into all the hype and bought a tub of the Cumba Cheech soap and ASB last week. It showed up and since I'll be home alone I figured I'll try it out after work tonight. I've never used a soft soap like this though. Do I just swirl my brush in it to pick some up like I have with hard soaps, or scoop a little out like a cream?

FWIW I really like the scent. I opened the ASB to sniff and a little bit got on my finger. It's subtle enough I can smell it, but you'd have to be really close to pick it up. Just the way I like it.

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 05-21-2012, 01:57 PM
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You can use it either way honestly. I believe that most people swirl on top of the soap as if it was a harder soap.

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 05-21-2012, 02:06 PM
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(05-21-2012, 01:57 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I believe that most people swirl on top of the soap as if it was a harder soap.

That's what I do.

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 05-21-2012, 02:13 PM
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(05-21-2012, 02:06 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(05-21-2012, 01:57 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I believe that most people swirl on top of the soap as if it was a harder soap.

That's what I do.

If it's like their XXX then I just scoop out a little bit into a bowl and swirl from there.

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 05-21-2012, 02:19 PM
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(05-21-2012, 02:13 PM)freddy Wrote:
(05-21-2012, 02:06 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(05-21-2012, 01:57 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I believe that most people swirl on top of the soap as if it was a harder soap.

That's what I do.

If it's like their XXX then I just scoop out a little bit into a bowl and swirl from there.

Freddy, I tried that with XXX and ended up with a chunk of soap in my brush and another chunk spinning around my bowl.

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 05-21-2012, 02:20 PM
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thanks all, I'll try picking some up with my brush and go from there.

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 05-21-2012, 02:21 PM
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I would load the wet brush by swirling it on top of the soap in the container. There is enough of a lip to the top of the container that you can keep the majority of the soap inside. After the brush is loaded, then proceed to face/palm/bowl lather like normal. You will probably need to add additional water over time to get the lather just right.

Some people lather directly on top, but it uses more soap.

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 05-21-2012, 04:08 PM
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I take a damp brush to hit for a few seconds and proceed to face lather. Razorock is just a great product. Enjoy!

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 05-21-2012, 04:19 PM
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Wet brush.. swirl on soap, apply to face, enjoy!

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 05-21-2012, 05:58 PM
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(05-21-2012, 04:19 PM)syngent Wrote: Wet brush.. swirl on soap, apply to face, enjoy!

Simple as that... swirl on the soap for 30-40 seconds with a wet brush... go to town!

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 05-21-2012, 07:53 PM
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(05-21-2012, 02:20 PM)Bittermormon Wrote: thanks all, I'll try picking some up with my brush and go from there.

Yep, I do the same. I have both the XXX and artisan, swirl on top. Don't know if you use hard soaps - if so I find swirling a bit less gets the right amount.

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 05-21-2012, 08:42 PM
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Here are my test lathers of each soap + my new TABAC. 30 second swirl on top of each and then bowl lathered. Not my best efforts as I primarily face lather but you can get an idea.

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 05-21-2012, 09:19 PM
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Those lathers look righteous! I guess that's a testament to their stability too.

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 05-21-2012, 09:34 PM
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(05-21-2012, 09:19 PM)CyanideMetal Wrote: Those lathers look righteous! I guess that's a testament to their stability too.

Absolutely. None of them broke down at all while waiting for their close ups!

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 05-22-2012, 04:24 AM
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So Brian, let's hear which of the contestants you have photographed is your new " American Idol "?

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 05-22-2012, 04:29 AM
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(05-21-2012, 01:57 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: You can use it either way honestly. I believe that most people swirl on top of the soap as if it was a harder soap.

That's what I do as well.

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 05-22-2012, 04:30 AM
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(05-22-2012, 04:24 AM)daccpa Wrote: So Brian, let's hear which of the contestants you have photographed is your new " American Idol "?

Well Duane, TABAC is TABAC & can't be compared to these new La Famiglia soaps yet. While the TABAC cream gave a great shave most people know that already about TABAC. So I'm going to use each of the La Famiglia Soaps before I use the TABAC. So 5 days of shaving nirvana! Out of the scents though the Zi' Peppino is my far & away favorite.

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 05-22-2012, 04:48 AM
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Can't wait to get mine. Here in Cottontown, the postal workers tend to run a few days behind everyone else.

(05-22-2012, 04:30 AM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(05-22-2012, 04:24 AM)daccpa Wrote: So Brian, let's hear which of the contestants you have photographed is your new " American Idol "?

Well Duane, TABAC is TABAC & can't be compared to these new La Famiglia soaps yet. While the TABAC cream gave a great shave most people know that already about TABAC. So I'm going to use each of the La Famiglia Soaps before I use the TABAC. So 5 days of shaving nirvana! Out of the scents though the Zi' Peppino is my far & away favorite.

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 12-16-2012, 05:14 AM
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(12-15-2012, 08:30 PM)jmsodpc Wrote: i use a collar stay to scoop out soap into my bowl.....

That sir, is an awesome idea. I had been using a Popsicle stick, which works fine as well, but I like the collar stay idea..

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