This month, my GlossyBox came with a sample Gillette Venus Embrace razor. The first thing I thought was, “Oh great, another instrument of torture for my poor legs…”
First of all, the razor has five blades. Five. This means that the shave is incredibly close. I shaved my legs on Saturday morning & it still feels like I just did them. Trust me when I tell you that this is not usually the case. I’m French. That means I have French body hair. Oh yes. I am hirsute. The pivoting head hugged my curves perfectly, catching every little hair (even the ones I normally miss).
Secondly, that moisture strip really moisturizes. I normally slather on the body butter post-shave, & it simply wasn’t necessary this time!
Finally, that no-slip grip really no slips. Maybe I’m just clumsier than the next baby animal, but I drop things constantly, especially in the shower. This could contribute to the ribbons most razors make of my legs. But this thing stayed put in my hand & was no problem at all.
While the refill blades aren’t cheap (a four pack will run you about $20), I definitely see this being my go-to summertime razor (I’ll stick with my electric when I’m covered up this winter).