Review: Venus & Olay Razor

If you remember correctly, a few weeks back I posted a video reviewing my recent Influenster voxbox.  I got some great goodies out if it, but wanted to take a minute to tell you about what was my favorite.

The Venus & Olay Razor


This could not have been better timed. It’s nearing summer and my legs need to be smooth at all times.  I typically hate shaving.  It’s not just the slathering of shaving cream, and counting my nicks when I’m all done. It’s really because I have a small stall shower and to have to lather on shaving cream, while attempting to avoid the water and shower curtain (which I swear has a magnetic attraction to shaving cream!)    This product pretty much solves all of those issues.

The Venus & Olay razor is about  $8.99 – $10.99 at your local store.  I was able to get some extra cartridges this weekend at Target, and score a $5 gift card with the purchase of two. Now I will say, I was previously using a Gillette Venus razor prior to getting to try this. So I already had a lot of love for Venus.  I’m still holding onto my original blue handled razor 😉

Their website describes the razor:

Designed with a love for smooth legs and a passion for skin care, the Venus & Olay razor is a match made in skin heaven. Olay Moisture Bars release skin conditioners to help lock in moisture and boost your shave* while 5 blades get Venus close.

What I liked:

  • Convenience. The fact that it lathers and removes the need for shaving cream.  Seriously this is fantastic. Especially when traveling. I won’t have to worry about bringing shaving cream with me.  There’s also a shower hook, making it easy to store and keep it out of the way.
  • Moisturizing. My legs didn’t feel dry and cracked after shaving the first few times during the winter.  They always do, until trying this!
  • Long-lasting. I shave my legs typically every other day. I am still using the same cartridge that I started with. I will need to swap it out this weekend.
  • Smooth.  I didn’t have to drag and push the razor hard (cutting up my legs) to get a close shave.  I really haven’t had a single cut since using it! *knock on wood!*
What I didn’t like:
  • Size. It’s large. Because of the double strips on each side of the blades, it’s larger than most razors.  It’s a little awkward at first.
  • Cost.  I realize it’s not that expensive, especially in comparison to lots of other razors.  And not needing to use shaving cream will help balance it out. But it’s still expensive, and I had shelling out money for things like this.  I will keep watching for deals..

All in all – I love it.  And I really think if you have the opportunity to try it out, you’ll want to pick it up!

Interested in joining Influenster? Check it out their site and register today! Maybe next time you’ll be showing off a fancy VoxBox 😉

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