Gwen here with a review that is just in time for shorts and swimsuit season. The new Gillette Venus and Olay Razor (Pictured below)
Gillette teamed up with Olay to give us a razor with Olay moisture bars, yellow on top and white on bottom. The moisture bars make for an easy shave without the need of a shave cream. This razor has 5 blades for a very close shave and a pivoting head so that it moves over your curves with ease. It also comes with a suction cup shower hook for which to hang your razor. All of these features got me very excited at the chance to use this razor.
Soon as I opened it and attached the cartridge to the handle I was beginning to get disappointed , due to its smell. The Olay Moisture bars have a sweet warm coconut smell, very foodie and like a coconut sugar cookie. If you like these types of smells then you will love the smell of this, I am not a fan of foodie smells and coconut is my least favorite of all those types of smells. On the other hand I had Will smell it and he didn't mind it, he thought it was nice and gave the smell a 3 outta 5.
On to the shower, on first use I shaved my legs, my bikini area and my underarms. The moisture bars react to water and create a goo/slime for lack of a better fitting term that causes the razor to slide over your skin effortlessly but I found that its so slick it makes it to slippery to get a controlled shave on your legs. I ended up needing to slowly go over my legs a few times to get areas I missed due to the razor just slipping past/over the hair.
This razor is pretty bulky with the two bars sticking out and so it made shaving the bikini area nearly impossible, its just way to cumbersome to be very effective there so I wouldn't recommend it for the bikini area at all.
It did fit perfectly in my underarm area and shaved my underarms very close and very quick. I tend to be very sensitive in that area and shaving always tends to hurt my underarms but not with this razor. All the extra moisturizer really did help me get the best underarm shave Ive ever had. So this is where I would say this razor really wins.
Once out of the shower my legs were very very soft due to the Olay moisture bars. I didn't notice much of a difference in the closeness of the shave from my normal razor of choice that only has 3 blades (The Classic Venus Disposable Razors from Gillette). I removed the razor from the shower and let it dry so that the extra moisture of the shower wouldn't melt the moisture bars.
Final verdict on this one, It was used 3 times for legs and underarms and after the 3 uses it looks like this.
As you can see, in 3 uses the top bar is gone and the bottom bar is almost all the way off.
This Razor retails from $8.99 to $10.99 and the refills will be $14.99 to $19.49 for a pack of 3.
If you are someone who shaves and showers daily at only 3 uses per cartridge that works out to about $45 a month on the low end. Cut that in half for those who shave much less and its still $23 monthly. Not really very practical for a razor that cant be used for the bikini area. I was pretty disappointed to only get 3 shaves out of this razor.
So all things considered I give this product 3 stars . It was just ok.
If you would like the try this item for yourself it is said to be releasing today March 15th at food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores throughout the US. Gillette has also doing weekly giveaways of this item on their facebook page.
For more info about this product Go to gillettevenus.com
I received this item free for review thru Influenster.com in the Love VoxBox.
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Welcome to the A Couple Reviews Blog, we thought we should start our first post out with a little about us and our choice to start this blog and the corresponding youtube channel.
I'm Gwen and together with my husband Will we are dedicated to reviewing the everyday products we use in day to day life. Will and I are across the spectrum in many areas, He has fine hair and I have course, He has dry skin and I have combination etc etc. We thought this gave us a unique prospective on many of the things we use. We often find its the test of if a product is really great when it works well for us both.
That sparked the idea, we wanted to tell people about the things we really loved and the things that just didn't quite work. We are hoping our reviews and opinions will be entertaining, informative and help people make more informed decisions on the items they spend they're hard earned money on.
We plan to do video reviews together as a pair for items that we both use/have used. Then periodically Will and I will post individual reviews here for a bevy of household/beauty/clothing/health items.