Gillette Venus Spa Breeze Razor

26 Feb

Just a quick post today while the new puppy (PUPPY!) is napping and I am preparing for a fun brunchy product swap with some of my girlfriends.

This is kind of a weird one, but this razor CHANGED MY LIFE. Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme, but it actually did change some things about my life for the better.

The Gillette Venus Spa Breeze Razor is a godsend. I don’t know how no one thought of it before. See the pink bits above and below the blades? Built-in shave gel. That’s right – YOU NEVER HAVE TO BUY SHAVE GEL AGAIN. Besides that, you can now easily shave while standing in the shower without having to race as the shave gel runs off your legs in rivulets.

I’m 6′ tall. Shaving my legs has always been a boondoggle for me. Either I had to run water in the tub and shave seated, balanced on the edge, or find creative positions in the shower (foot propped against wall at waist height, bent over double, etc.) and try to block the shower stream with my back to avoid losing all the shave gel before I even got halfway done one leg. Additionally, we travel a lot, so I was always buying those little travel containers of shave gel to pack in with my liquids, and even the small ones take up half the government-regulated Ziploc baggie. NO MORE! I can now shave standing in the shower with the water beating peacefully on my back, no worries about shaving a naked leg. I can now buy a two-pack of the disposable version of this razor, throw one in my carry on, and not have to worry about remembering or finding space for shave gel.

The only down side: Although Gillette had in 1996 declared a moratorium on animal testing (good work, Gillette!), they have since been bought by Procter & Gamble, which has not taken a stand against animal testing. So, if that’s something that’s important to you (it is to me), you should click the link and ask Procter & Gamble to “adhere to a permanent ‘no animal testing’ policy.”

Otherwise – shave away!

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