Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wet shaving can cure the common cold!

Okay, it really can't. Not remotely. :)

This morning I woke up feeling like absolute garbage - sore throat, stuffy nose, head throbbing, etcetera (and no, it wasn't a hangover). I had finally gotten the cold that had destroyed my family for weeks while I gleefully avoided it.

So I stumble into the bathroom this morning, bleary-eyed and just not wanting to go to work. I opened my cabinet to survey the shaving supplies and decide how I wanted to start the day... AoS Sandalwood? Maybe, nice and warm. Tabac? Not in the mood for that smell. Pen's Blenheim? Nice, but a bit subtle for the morning. AoS Lemon? Lavender cream or soap? Definitely not in the mood for either. Speick? Meh, another time. Proraso green? No. It snowed like 10 feet. It's cold out there.

but... wait.

Proraso = menthol and eucalyptus
coughdrops = menthol and eucalyptus
THEREFORE Proraso = Halls! or..... something.

Showered up, using Nancy Boy's superb body wash, and lathered up with Proraso. 3-pass shave with a feather in a fatboy, a splash proraso aftershave and then a bit of balm, and I was in DFS territory.

I felt 80% than I had when I woke up, to which I feel I can safely attribute the Proraso as a causative agent. Granted, the drive to work was just a TOUCH chillier than usual (brr), but it was totally worth it.

I have also found in the past that Art of Shaving's sandalwood (soap) with a touch of patchouli Kiss my Face is an incredible start on a winter morning. Very warm and cozy feeling.


nick said...

Hi Punk Rock

My name is Nick Gibbens and I am the web and PR manager for UK-based wet shaving retailer the Shaving Shack –

We sell a great range of retro shaving products, including luxury safety razors, brushes, creams, sets and soaps.

I am currently looking for high-quality content partners that could complement our site and Punk Rock Shaving seems a very good fit.

Our PR team have been working hard creating content on our own blog ( and we wondered if you would be interested in some free of charge quality content written just for Punk Rock Shaving.

Our editors cover a wide range of wet shaving subjects and can quickly agree a subject with you and write specifically for you - you will have full editorial control and it definitely won’t be a sales pitch for us.

All we would ask is that you allow us to include two simple text links back to towards the end of the content, which will hopefully be found by the search engines in the longer term - which is how we would benefit.

I am also very keen to find out how I can get our premium shaving products reviewed and published on your site?

Finally, I am also very interested to work with you on other promotions, such as competitions, special discount codes and free giveaways.

Please let me know what you think to the above.


jeremy said...

Hi Nick -
Let me know what your email address is. I'm not interested in sponsorship or sponsored posts, but I am always absolutely thrilled to review products of any sort (and link to where they came from).

Marco Crupi said...

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I have added in the favorite, your blog is really beautiful and useful compliments ;-)

I would like an exchange links with you.

In my photography blog articles on photographic techniques, Photoshop tutorials, digital cameras and photomontage.

Tell me what do you think.

Nick said...

Hi Punk Rock

Its Nick Gibbens here from

You emailed me 2 months ago about a product review. I seem to have lost your email address :(

We have just launched our own brand of premium shaving cream called The Bluebeards Revenge -

The cream is made from a unique and secret ingredient called Decelerine, which contains a mixture of active ingredients that delay hair growth, reducing the frequency of shaving and depilation and at the same time providing a recovering effect on the skin.

It is aimed at men with heavy beard growth, and comes with the tagline “The Ultimate Shaving Experience for Real Men”.

I was wondering if you would like to review this cream for your website.

Please email me on if you are and I will arrange to have a tub sent out asap.


ps - sorry for posting this on here but as I said I have lost your email address.