This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gillette Venus. The opinions and text are all mine.
Hi, loves! Just last month, it happened. The dreaded event that happens to women of all shapes and sizes, all over the world. I’m talking about that moment you reach for your blade-less razor, clambor out of the shower dripping everywhere in hopes of grabbing a new one, only to realize you’re out. Ugh. How many times has this happened to you? I can’t even tell you how many times this has happened to me. And, it always seems to happen when I really want to have smooth skin like when I’m headed out for a pool day or leaving on a beach vacation.
I wish I could say that I was a planner who stocked up on razor blades in anticipation of my forgetfulness, but I’m not. I usually end up triffling through my travel bag looking for a throwaway razor or using my husband’s razor. By now, I think we all know that razors are not all created equally. A one-time-use razor will most likely leave you with cuts and razor burn. Not ideal.
In my perfect world, I prefer a razor that fits easily in my hand, glides gently, and doesn’t leave my skin with razor burn. For me, this brand has been Gillette Venus. I have actually used this brand since I started shaving. So crazy, right? I love how light the handle is and how easily it glides on my skin with the moisture pads on the blades. It makes shaving fast, easy, and painless. The only problem I have is consistently running out of razor blades.
However, several weeks ago I was introduced to the greatest shaving invention that has transformed my shaving world. Y’all, did you know Gillette Venus has a subscription service? I didn’t either, but it’s so amazing and so simple! With Venus Direct plans that start as low as $10 (hello, affordable), you get to customize your own package. You get to pick from 4 different handles and 4 types of blades. Then, refills will automatically be delivered to your front door based on how often you shave. And, it’s free shipping!
If like me, you like all the information you can get, I included a brief description of the choices you get below:
Subscription Box Choices:
- ORIGINAL – the original ergonomic handle and a soft elastomer grip
- EXTRA SMOOTH – an ergonomic handle and an anti-slip soft grip
- PLATINUM – an ergonomic handle for a heavier, premium feel and ultimate control
- SWIRL – an ergonomic handle with FlexiBall technology and a soft comfort grip
- ORIGINAL – 3 spring mounted blades, lubrication strip and rounded cartridge that fits all Venus handles
- WHITE TEA – 3 blades and flexible moisture bars with built-in body butter and a white tea scent
- EXTRA SMOOTH – 5 spring mounted blades, ribbon of moisture, advanced skin guard & rounded cartridge that fits all Venus handles
- OLAY MOISTURE – 5 blades and flexible moisture bars with built-in body butter and added Olay moisture
Last week I got my first package and I was so jazzed. I love how easily the Swirl handle on my Venus razor works against my skin and the moisture strips make a massive difference in my shaving experience. I’ve noticed the biggest shaving difference with my legs. I am super prone to razor burn and have yet to experience it with my new razor blades. I was shocked, too, at how well the moisture strips actually did add moisture to my skin. I forgot to put lotion on one day after shaving and surprisingly, my legs weren’t dry all day.
I am however interested in trying each Venus razor blade to determine which one I like the best, and I love that each blade fits with all Venus handles for that very reason. As excited as I am though, I think my husband might actually be more excited about this subscription as I won’t be ruining his razors anymore.
So whether we’ve got skin to show or skin to hide, we deserve the best of the best. I encourage you to give this subscription a try – it’s affordable and well worth it! In a world of customization, women shouldn’t have to go a day without a razor that was designed just for them.
This post was created in collaboration with Gillette Venus. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those brands that support Fleurdille.