10-06-2012, 01:42 PM
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Today I went to the Dollar Tree to get a couple more bars of Yardley. I found Clearly Natural glycerine bars (honey, aloe vera, and some other scent). I bought a bar of each as well as two new generic aftershaves. For $5 to get 3 bars of preshave soap and 2 aftershaves that don't smell bad is a good deal.

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 10-06-2012, 01:56 PM
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Let us know how these work out. I was thinking about hitting the dollar store up to get some witch hazel and maybe a cheap used blade bank, it would be good to know what else to look for.

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 10-06-2012, 02:59 PM
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Well done, Dave, and enjoy the soaps!

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 10-06-2012, 07:38 PM
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Dave I melt the Clearly Natural in an ugly bowl, add scent of my choice and it actually makes a shave soap at least as good as VDH. I have no idea how it'll work with hard water though.

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 10-07-2012, 05:36 PM
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Thanks for the tip. Clearly Natural sells more more than $2 at my local Whole Foods. Would never have thought to look for it at Dollar Tree.

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 10-07-2012, 05:40 PM
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I never would have either. My AD is kicking me enough that I may go back and stock up. I love MRGLO, but if I can get close to it's performance at an $8 savings, I'm all for that.

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 10-07-2012, 08:14 PM
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I buy it at my local supermarket for $1.37 I think it is. (Hannaford)

Edit: While we were shopping this week I made note of the current price. Almost $1.50.

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 10-08-2012, 09:11 AM
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Very inspirational...

Picked up some Clearly Natural Aloe Vera flavor this afternoon at Dollar Tree

This,like the VDH is microwaveable,right ?

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 10-08-2012, 12:54 PM
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Absolutely microwaveable! That's how I incorporate scent and menthol into it. Also how I get it to conform to an ugly bowl. Just don't walk away from it, it doesn't take much to melt it.

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 10-08-2012, 05:21 PM
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Thanks...

Did a test lather and decided I'm going to roll with this a while.Worked out well,a bit easier to microwave than Van Der Hagen.

This is 3 bars of Clearly Natural Aloe Vera melted in a Dirty Bird Shave Mug
3 1/2" Diameter - 2 1/2" Depth

Looks like it's still liquid in the pic but it's cooled down and solid.
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 10-08-2012, 08:17 PM
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I hope it works for you razorx. I hope it isn't my extremely soft water that is the magic for me.

I should have suggested a test lather from off of the bar before melting it.

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 10-08-2012, 08:45 PM
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Wow, you gents come up with some interesting things. Enjoy the soap.

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 10-09-2012, 10:06 AM
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(10-08-2012, 08:17 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I hope it works for you razorx. I hope it isn't my extremely soft water that is the magic for me.

I should have suggested a test lather from off of the bar before melting it.

Did a test lather before melting it down yesterday.My water must be great for lathering,it's worked well with any soap I've tried.

Clearly Natural Glycerine + Simpson Eagle G2 Brush + EverReady Streamline Razor

This morning's shave: Abundant lather...Dialing in the optimal viscosity was easy,brush loaded up nicely and held enough for multiple passes.Provided a smooth protective glide that enabled my razor to perform efficiently.The glycerine soaps seem to rinse much more cleanly from the razor,a lot less gunk buildup left to muck up performance.

Positives:
$1 per 4oz bar
During shave,held it's own compared to other shave soaps I've tried
Can easily be microwave melted & poured into shave mug
Rinses away cleanly from razor,no gunk buildup

Negatives:
No fancy elitist name
No fancy price
No slathering foamy dead animal lard around your face

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 10-09-2012, 03:54 PM
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Excellent! So then it's not just me! Whew!

It also leaves the brush clean after use. No more separate operation to clean brushes.

Edit: I wrote razor but meant brush. Word change made. The glycerine soap cleans the brush as it's used for a shave, not the razor. Sorry about my confusion.

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 10-09-2012, 06:29 PM
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Well I am going to see if there is one of the stores around where I live.

I have bought Florida Water at a 99 Cent Store before and some cheaper after-shaves but, I have not been looking for soaps.

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 10-10-2012, 06:32 PM
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Headed to Dollar tree this weekend for sure...

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 10-12-2012, 10:41 PM
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It's worth stopping by just to pick up some Yardley bath soap.

Regards,
Squire

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 10-17-2012, 10:34 AM
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well, i tried something new this am. we went to dollar tree and did a little shopping. i found Rise shave cream in a tube. i got 2 of them. and last week i picked up some DE blades at dollar general. they are made in south korea. anyway, i tried the Rise by itself after my shower. it was ok, but i missed my lather. this was on my first pass. so i re-wet my face and put on a little more Rise, then lathered up with VDH. i used the south korean blades and boy, was i surprised!! i got a great shave!! i will probably need a a touch up tonight before work, so i will use this method. also ordered some more goodies from Royal shave as well....
but this was a great shave today!!!

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 10-17-2012, 10:38 AM
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The Korean blades are almost certainly made by Dorco. Probably the 300s.

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 10-17-2012, 11:43 AM
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Good point about Dorco and it applies to other stores as well (Dollar General, Family Dollar, etc.) when sorting through their house brand blades. Check the back and see where it's made, USA(Personna), Korea(Dorco), Israel(Crystal) and let that be your guide. I choose Israelis if I have a choice.

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