Tried my first shave today, and it did not go as great as I expected.
Got a Merkur Classic #178 and a shaving kit for Christmas.
Worked a lather in the cup as I'd read and seen on Youtube and worked into skin w/brush.
Made short strokes using shaver weight for pressure. Tried to maintain 30* angle. Only got one small nick on my neck, but after I rinsed off, it was like I hadnt shaved at all. I made a second pass with new lather and got ok results, but now my face is irritated.
Does this just come to you with practice?