Hey everyone! Today I have the second review from my Love VoxBox to share with you. This one is on the new Gillette Venus and Olay Razor that hit store shelves in Mid-March. Now, I have to be honest and say that when it comes to razors.. I'm totally not girly at all. I usually just use Chris' shave gel and bum his razors. Mainly because I don't care if I use guy products (...But he will not be caught dead using women's. Go figure!) and I have stubborn body hair, so guy's razors generally work better for me anyways.
I was a little skeptical of trying this razor because I just didn't see how it would work without using additional shave gel, but.. I'm a guinea pig so you don't have to be!
The Gillette Venus and Olay razor has five blades, the standard Venus pivoting head and soft grip handle, and two Olay moisture bars: one is petrolatum and the other is glycerine. The bars release a light lather when wet, so like I mentioned above.. you don't need to use extra shave gel.
Here's the product information from Gillette:
Venus & Olay Razor
The razor cartridge was very easy to snap on and remove. And y'all.. can I be honest? My first use of this razor changed my shaving life FOREVER. It cut my shaving time in half. Literally. It was the best thing ever! I just wet the razor under the shower and swiped it up my legs. It was so quick and effortless! My legs were SUPER smooth, and I didn't get razor burn (which I get all too frequently.) Same awesomeness with my underarms as well. Plus I was still pretty smooth the next day! That never happens!
The only thing I could see this razor not being good for would be the bikini area. The moisture bars make the head of the razor pretty big, and I think it would be very difficult to try to shave a straight line (or other details) in such a small area.
I'm impressed with how long the bars have lasted. I've probably used the razor 7-10 times for both legs AND arms, and I still have about 1/3 of the moisture bars left, but they are starting to get pretty small. Other than that, the blades are still in great condition. I've looked for the replacement cartridges at a couple of different stores when we've been out, but haven't been able to find them yet. Hopefully I can find them soon!
FINAL VERDICT & RATING
I am absolutely in LOVE with the Gillette Venus & Olay razor! I probably never would have tried it on my own, but now that I have.. there's no way I can live without it. I never thought I'd say this, but shaving is actually a pleasant experience for me now! I can't wait to find the replacement cartridges because I'm terrified of having to go back to using a regular razor and shave gel if my bars completely wear away. I am thrilled to give this products a perfect rating of 5 out of 5 stars!
RATING: 5 out of 5 STARS