When I was a young adult, Gillette introduced the very first Venus razor. It had three blades and an oval head that glided over the skin, making it much easier to use than the disposable razors that my mom favoured. I knew I had to have it and even back then, I felt the Venus difference.
Over the years, the Venus razor has changed a lot. It now comes with five blades and a variety of styles and features to suit different women with different needs. And recently Proctor and Gamble sent me the Venus Embrace razor so that I could see how I liked it.
The Venus Embrace razor is designed with a first-time shaver in mind. Its curved oval head helps minimize nicks and cuts while the silicone grip handle helps to ensure that the razor glides easily over the skin without slipping out of the hand. It’s essentially a “starter” razor so I was curious to see how it would work for me.
One of my very best tips for achieving silky smooth legs is to always use a body scrub before shaving. It sloughs off dead skin cells so that the razor will cut the hair as close to the skin as possible, resulting in legs that feel smoother and stay that way longer. I used my favourite lemon body scrub on my legs, rinsed it off well, smoothed on my Satin Care shave gel and grabbed the razor. [Read more…]