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Bic Soleil Lady
These razors have been a firm favourite of mine for several years now. I hate to buy more expensive blades for razor handles that get all gunky, and have to keep being replaced after a few weeks, so prefer to buy good quality disposables.
The razors themselves come in different 'styles' the orange handles versions come with Aloe and Vitamin e in the moisturising strips. I personally have never noticed a scent to them. However the pink / purple versions called the scents range have a floral scent to them (as well as lanolin and vitamin e). I have not noticed a difference in moisturising quality to either. Each of the packages has a rainbow of colours in it, as the razor handles will span from yellow to pale orange, to medium orange to red... (The two free ones will be pot luck in the case of the +2 free packages).
For me the important thing is that they will give you a nice close shave, and the moistening strip seems to do it's job well (although if left blade down on the edge of a bath this can leave a little mess under it). The three blades do their job well, and the plastic handle has a nice rubber grip that seems to be ergonomically designed to fit my hand well (I tend to be clumsy, and slipping razors make me nick myself when shaving). I personally find a blade will last about 10 days - but this would obviously depend on how often you shaved, (I know as I only shave my legs every two to three days people could consider me a gorilla).
These range from £2.03 (on offer at Superdrug at the moment to £3.65 at some supermarkets). The shop I usually purchase them is a local discount drug-store, and seems to often stock the 4 + 2 free packages which makes them even better value.
I personally can't recommend these razors enough, and when you see them on 4 + 2 free stock up, as these packages only seem to be offered n some stores.
With so many shaving products on the market for us ladies, it can be difficult knowing what is best to purchase. Bic offer a range of disposable razors and I will be reviewing the 'Soleil Lady' razors.
The pack I have contains 4 disposable razors. The razors are neatly arranged in a large, plastic box with a thin film lid. Each razor is a different shade of orange ranging from a pale orange to a sort of burnt, orange/red shade. These razors feature three blades and each one has a lubricating strip which is enriched with aloe and vitamin E.
~Price and Availability~
A 4pk of these razors can be picked up on the highstreet. Asda currently offer them at £2.50 a pack whilst Superdrug are a bit more expensive at £3.05.
Whilst men can happily walk around with hairy legs and hairy pitts, us woman are not as lucky. Despite having a perfectly good Gillette razor in the bathroom cupboard, I grudge the prices for the refills so when money is tight, I usually opt for a packet of disposable razors. I can't say my experience of Bic has even been good as the cheapo orange razors they offer are awful and I have much experience of my Dad emerging from the bathroom with various cuts across his neck!
So why was I drawn in by these Bic Soleil razors? They looked girly and the lubricating strip was a potential, added benefit for me. The price was also I factor as I slipped a packet into my trolley in Asda a few weeks ago. I really wish I hadn't bothered to be honest as I hate them and have vowed to stick to regular blades from now on!
~Appearance and Quality~
These razors do not look like average disposables. They are well designed and are made from a tough yet attractively coloured plastic body. Each razor has a protective covering which is fairly simple to remove and reveals three blades neatly placed in close proximity of one another. The razor also features two textured grippers on the underside and on the top. They have positioned them well to allow ease of use. The lubricating strip is literally that - a thin strip along the top of the blades. Overall the design of the razor is sturdy and attractive.
This is where I had issues with this razor! I keep one razor aside for using on my underarms and a separate one for my legs. One is used almost daily, the other is used once or twice a week at most. I always ensure I lather up my skin with an appropriate shaving gel to ensure my skin is well protected but to be honest, nothing really does protect the legs from this evil (and I mean it) razor!
I have tested this razor out on various hair lengths. I was ill recently so got a little bit lazy with the legs so it had a lot to content with at one point! I can easily glide this razor up and down my legs as it is very lightweight. The razor head doesn't move like a normal razor may do so it is a little more difficult to do the back of my legs. Whilst my legs are sensitive, I rarely have issues with razors.
A fresh Bic razor is a legs worst nightmare! A few weeks ago, I needed to do the bottom of my legs as I was intending on wearing short trousers in the sun. As I used this razor, I could feel my legs stinging as the razor cut through the shaving gel. Rinsing the shaving gel off, I was shocked at the state of my legs! This is not a gentle razor and that lubricating strip is absolutely rubbish and simply there for show! On one leg, I counted a total of 8 nasty cuts and 9 on the other leg. My ankle got the worse cut of all and bled for an hour or so which wasn't ideal. The razor did remove the majority of hairs but left my skin sore and red.
These razors aren't too bad for using under the arm pitts but they are far from being the kind to skin which I would expect with aloe and vitamin E being included in the lubricating strip. They did give my underarms a close shave but still left them a little sore. Hairs return quite quickly and it isn't worth the pain of letting this razor shred my legs regularly in my opinion. They do not last well and go blunt after one or two uses.
I do not like these razors and cannot recommend them unless you want bloody patches all over your legs! I would say Bic are aiming these brightly coloured razors for holiday use but no way would I use them abroad as they will do more harm than good! Cheap and cheap for a reason in my opinion. Other reviewers have been very pleased with these razors but they are certainly not for me.
Thanks for reading :)
~Let the sun shine with Bic Soleil~
Bic produce a number of different shaving products that are geared towards the needs of women with these Bic Soleil razors being amongst some of the products made by Bic that I have used. I have found these particular razors to be well made with them having a nice slightly curved shape to the handle and whilst having a shave head that allows the razor to be used with a good degree of ease. If I compare these Bic Soleil razors to some of the super cheap Bic razors you can buy, I would have to say that these sunny coloured razors are streets ahead of the super cheap ladies disposable razors that come in at around £1 to £1.30 per pack of 10 razors, that Bic produce at the budget end of their product range. Having used these razors I feel they offer a reasonably good smooth and hair free result when used with care and are not to expensive to buy when you need to replace them. I rather like the softly shaded colours that they come in too as I feel this makes for a fresh zingy look whenever a new razor is taken out for use.
~Presentation and ease of use~
The presentation of the Bic Soleil razor packs is neat and compact with each set of 4 razors being packed into a semi solid see through plastic container that has heat sealed edges. The Bic name is clear to see whilst not being too large and in your face. The pack protects the razors from harm prior to use and offers a way of you being able to view the product in store before purchase as you are able to get a good view of the set of razors within the clear plastic pack. I have found that these packs are sometimes hard to open without a sharp pair of scissors as the plastic is quite thick and solid and is often too strong to be ripped open with your hands alone.
Once out if the pack the 4 razors you get are well shaped with them being in a range of attractive colours that are shaded/ graded from light and bright through to brighter and more vivid shades. I rather like the way that each razor has a slightly different shade to it yet is in keeping with the colour of the previous one and although this has no bearing on how well the razors work, I do feel it gives the razors an attractive finish that makes them look more appealing to the eye. The shave heads on these razors use a 3 blade system for super sharp smooth results and there is a lubricating strip built in that allows the razors to run along the skin when in use, to give a neat close shave with less chance of nicking the skin when used on wet skin.
I have found these razors to be far better than the King of Shaves range that offers up the ungainly ladies version of the Azor, as I find the triple blade shave heads combined with the shape of the handle and ease of handling that the Bic Soleil ladies razor offers, works to give much more pleasing results with less chance of causing cuts to the skin. When using these razors I have found them easy to grip and use to give good results when used with a shave gel or foam product and whilst I have tried these on wet skin without using anything else, I do find that the best results are with a foam or gel as there is less chance of the razors dragging against the skin this way.
The lubricating strips on these razors have a mix of aloe vera and vitamin E and whilst they do work well I find that they will degrade over time, which can cause the shave heads to drag across the skin a little. This is what I find often ends the usable life of the razor when combined with less sharp razor blades that you end up with after a number of uses and generally when this occurs I know it is time to take a new razor from the pack and dispose of the old one. This is the point when having a choice of sunny coloured razors to pick from becomes fun as it adds a little interest to the razors, as you can pick an orange one or a yellow one etc, rather than having to use another one in the same shade as the one you already had in use.
~Price and rating~
Last time I bought a pack of these they cost just under £3 which I felt was good value for a 4 pack of razors and having checked recent prices it seems that you can still buy these for between £3 to £4 per pack. I found that one of these razors would last for a good few uses before it needed replacing and with the cost per razor coming down to under 70p each, I feel that the price I paid was fair based on the use I had from each razor. I liked the way that the 4 razors went from a lighter yellow through to a sunny yellow then onto an orange yellow and finally a burnt orange shade, as I felt it gave some variation to the look of the product that made it more enjoyable choose a new one to replace the one that was being disposed of after use. As far as rating the product goes I feel this razor is quite good with it being smart and neat, easy to handle and well priced. As I have found the razor gives nice relatively smooth hair free results with less chance of cuts or nicks to the skin, I feel that they are a product I would buy again as as such I want go give these Bic Soleil razors a 4 star product rating.
My love affair with the Bic shaver started when I was about 13 and I borrowed one of my dad's and shaved my legs with it for the first time. My mum and dad said I wasn't allowed to shave my legs until I was older but like a moody teenager I didn't obey and decided to do it anyway as all my friends were doing it. I loved the results but also did not love the massive bit of skin I shaved right off my leg, it took weeks to heal but by that point I was hooked, so much so that I still use these shavers today, although I have progressed from the bog standard plastic mens Bic with the orange shaver guard to these more appropriate ladies shavers.
The Bic Soleil lady shaver is a very basic form of shaver when you compare it to the Venus one which vibrates and does all that funky stuff, but that's what I love about it, it has a sharp razor which really cuts hairs right to the tip of the leg so ensuring a smooth shave that really makes your legs feel amazingly smooth. Ok, so the results don't last that long, really only a day or two until you start to feel a little bit of stubble and need to do it all over again, but hey, for that occasion you do it, I can ensure you will have wonderfully soft legs.
Now, the only downside with these razors is because they are so basic you do need to pay special attention to your legs when you are shaving. Unlike other razors that have a patch of lotion on them to help smooth your legs before you shave these do not so you do need to make sure that you either use a shaving foam and apply to your legs before you start using this razor or do it the old fashioned way like me in the bath and make sure you have lots of soap and water on your legs so the razor does not pull all the skin from your legs. I have done a dry shave before with no water or anything and my legs go so red and blotchy and itchy and it is not a good look.
The razors do have a grip on the handle so they are nice to hold onto and you will not slip when you are pulling them over your legs. They also have three blades on them so I think this is what gives you the really nice close shave and I always find that they are nice and sharp. The only other downside with these razors is that they do not last very long. I would say I probably only use each razor about five times and then it goes a bit blunt and sometimes rusts if you leave it in the bath or shower. However, at £2.74 for a pack of 4 you can afford to not keep them very long and just buy new ones when you need to and not have to worry about buying replacement blades which work out very expensive with other models of razors.
When it comes to hair removal I normally opt for using a razor as it is time effective. I don't normally have time to apply a cream, wait for it to work its so called magic, rinse off etc. I have used a variety of razors over the years all with varying results. I tend to opt for disposables as apart from being cheaper I find that I prefer them over razors where you replace the blades.
The brand I am currently using and have done for quite some time is Bic. I find that their razors are great and I have had hardly any problems with them whatsoever. The type of razor I am using is the Soleil Lady razor. I have been using them for a few years now on and off and I found that they are regularly on offer which makes them a great buy.
*~* Bic *~*
Bic was founded in 1945 by Marcel Bich and Edouard Buffard in France. Their first item was the fountain pen and mechanical parts for a pencil. It wasn't until 1957 when Bic came to the UK and it took until 1975 until the first Bic shaver was introduced.
*~* Packaging *~*
The razors come in a pack of 4 in a plastic tray type box with a thin plastic cover which is easily opened with an easy open tab. The colour theme is orange and on the front of the packaging you can clearly see the razors in their packet. On the back there is the usual blurb about using them etc.
*~* The Razors *~*
Soleil Lady are disposable razor which comes in a range of bright colours (the handle that is!). They feature a fixed head and triple blade technology which promises to deliver a close, smooth shave. They have a polymeric and chrome covering which helps shaving in sensitive areas as the materials used as supposed to be more gentle and cause less irritation.
The razors feature a twin lubricating strip which is at the top of the razor blades and is two tone orange and yellow. The lubricating strip has within it aloe vera and vitamin E which helps reduce any redness or reduce any irritation that shaving may cause.
What I really like about the razors is the handle. There are ergonomically designed with two soft grips (the white areas) which makes them easy to use in both the shower and the bath. There is nothing worse than shaving your legs in the shower and the razor slipping straight through your hands and you pray that it doesn't catch you on the way! However, with the soft grips they don't slip through your hands once wet which is great.
I my current pack the razors come in a range of vibrant colours (red, orange, gold and yellow or sun toned as Bic say) which makes them look a bit more appealing than other razors. Their design is also different to others as the handle isn't perfectly straight as it curves up slightly is more rounded at the end.
*~* Using *~*
The razors are incredibly easy to use especially in the shower which is great for me when I am in a hurry as even when the handle gets wet it doesn't slip in your hand. What I do find is that they really do deliver a close, smooth shave and for me this is what I am after. They don't leave a stubbly feeling behind anywhere on my skin not even in problematic areas like knees. I don't think I have ever used a razor which gives such a close shave.
In the past some razors have really irritated my skin and I've ended up getting out the shower or bath with a red rash which then teams with a body lotion ends up quite painful with a stinging sensation. However, with the Soleil Lady I have never had a red rash and they certainly have never irritated my skin which is great and I can now apply a body lotion without my legs stinging! I'd like to think that this is down to the lubricant strip but after using the razors several times I can't see the strip containing that much lotion!
The triple blades really do give a close shave which leaves my legs soft and smooth for longer compared to other disposable razors I have used. I can't complain about this razor whatsoever, it does the job well and doesn't cause any irritation. I would definitely recommend!
*~* Price & Availability *~*
They are available at a wide selection of supermarkets, pharmacies and discount stores. Expect to pay around £2.70 for a pack of four. As I said above they are regularly on offer.
*~* Overall *~*
A great disposable razor which provides a smooth shave everytime. Definitely worth every penny and they do last quite a while before needing to be replaced. A razor I would recommend to all.
Like many ladies here I search for the perfect way to de-fuzz those bits that society and men deem necessary, i.e. legs, underarms, and increasingly bikini line.
I've tried creams, but hated walking round for 10 minutes looking like I had something stuck up my bottom. Waxing is slightly inhuman and doesn't seem to work properly and epilating is just torture!
Razors there are the only way I tackle the problem. In my opinion they are the best thing for the job, you can use them in the shower without the cream washing away or getting an electric shock from the epilator, the bath, ditto the above. And if you've been lazy and decide to go 'au naturale' for a few weeks but then want to wear a sleeves less top, out comes the razor and its done over the sink in a coupe of minutes.
The difficulty though is finding the perfect razor, it may be good financial sense to buy the big bags in the pound shop, the use once and throw away. But by God you're going to regret it when you nick your bikini line and are forced into big pants and skirts for a week!
I don't like the mens razors either, even the quadrupled bladed, vibrating, telling you the footballs scores ones (I made that last bit up by the way!), I've found you have to press quite hard whilst this may be fine for a blokes face the skin on my underarms can go red and a bit sore.
So its ladies razors I look for now, those are often quite misleading and are just those cheap razors in pretty pastel colours. Whilst having a gander in Superdrug the other say I saw the Bic Soleil at £1.99 on a 'buy one, get one free' offer and decided to give them a try.
You get 4 in a packet and they are rather a striking red and yellow colour. They're also triple bladed and have a strip of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E along the top. Now I don't like using shaving cream so I always look for a razor with a moisturing strip.
Soleils are also nice and easy to hold, they've got a nice grip in the middle, and quite a small narrow head, all the easier to get around those awkward bits. I am thinking knees and by the heel here! They're a slightly spongy material so comfortable to hold.
So far, so nice....and they do do the job and very nicely to. Easily they take the hair off in one go, all the different areas, underarms, legs and bikini lines were done without a single nick. Those moisturising strips can be a bit of a gimmick, but on here they worked. There as none of that horrible scraping sound or feeling that you get sometimes when your legs are a bit dry and no red lumps or bumps either.
I certainly haven't had any ingrowing hairs on my legs since using them.
They're not just one shave wonders either, after thoroughly cleansing them I found they were still sharp enough for at least a third shave.
Bic Soileils may seem quite expensive at £1.99 a pack but when you consider you can get several shaves out of each one then its better than a pack of 10 for a pound. They're also much better for your skin, the strip of course doesn't moisture it but it's enough for a nice smooth shave.
Soleils are definitely my razor of choice, now all I have to do is stop everyone else stealing them. Including my partner who nicked one to do his beard leaving his face lovely and smooth!
I'm would like to shed light on an advertisement currently running in the TTC subways for Bic razors. This poster depicts a 1950s pinup style cartoon of long-legged woman bending over in the grocery store, her mini skirt riding higher in the back, with a confident smile thrown in the direction of the viewer. "For legs that beckon." is the slogan written across the bottom. For the first time ever, I am standing up against the way woman are portrayed in marketing, and I need your help. Please check out my petition and sign it if you feel the same. Please find the links of the image taken from my cellphone, and to my petition below: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53809892@N06/4975495128/ http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Women-Arent-Objects/ Thank you very much for your time. Thanks for reading!
I have always been a fan of shaving my legs and underarms rather than anything else simply because I think it gives the best results. Waxing doesn't work for me and I don't want to have to grow my hair to be able to get rid of it so shaving is the only way to go! I have tried various different razors but once I started to use Bic Soleil I have never ventured to use any other type since!
I purchase these razors from my local Asda store where they cost £2.81. This is rather pricey on first glance in my opinion but a pack of 4 does last me quite some time and each one lasts such a long time that I think they are pretty good value in the long run.
They come in an easy to open plastic container and range from yellow to red in colour, a very attractive summery combination. Each razor has a triple blade with a lubricating strip and the handle is substantial and comfy with no chance of it slipping in your hand.
These razors are incredibly sharp and give amazing results and the fantastic thing is that even after using them for a good few uses they still work just as well. One tip I would give is after a couple of uses I scrape the lubricating strip off, I find this gives an even closer shave and makes the razor last even longer. Another plus point is I don't cut myself which I can be prone to do as I am always in a rush, but these have kept my skin fully intact. Overall there are no bad points for this product and I always make sure I have a pack of them in my bathroom cabinet.
I seem to get through razors at a rather unbelieveable rate and never really get the best effect from the type I usually use, so I decided to have a proper look around for a better brand. I don't have a lot of money to spend on this kind of thing, but the cheap razors weren't doing thier job properly. I think these razors are the perfect compromise - you get an amazing shave for a pretty decent price.
I bought a pack of 4 Bic Soleil Lady razors for £2.99 from Boots, which I think is reasonable, especially considering how long each one seems to last. Each razor has 3 blades and a moisturising strip with aloe & vitamin E.
They are all different colours ranging from yellow to pink, and look quite nice although thats not something Im really bothered about in a razor. The colours would help if I was at home however, as with a house of 4 girls theres always plenty of razors lying around and no one knows who owns which one! They are also reall easy to grip which is a plus for me, as cheaper varieties tend to be really skinny and I've managed to cut myself more than once using them because I didn't have a good grip.
Shaving with them is really quick and easy, the razors just seem to glide over my skin with no effort and I haven't yet had any nicks or cuts. All the hair comes straight off in one swipe and Im left with such smooth legs, its amazing! I've never had such a good shave before, my legs are actually staying smooth and hair-free for over 2 days and the skin feels really soft - the moisturising strip definitley does its job. Can't stop feeling my legs!
Overall, these are quality razors and well worth the price. I've just moved onto my second razor after around a 3-4 weeks of buying the pack, so for £2.99 they are definitley worth it.
I had stopped using Gillette's razors a long time ago, mainly because they were too expensive to keep buying the refills for. Before I went on holiday to South Africa I obviously needed to buy my own (I had previously been knicking my mums and sisters) and thought these looked reasonable for price of less than £3 for a set of 4.
However, the low price doesn't mean you miss out on quality! Each razor has 3 blades with a moisturizing strip of aloe vera and a nourishing strip of vitamin E, which give you that amazing soft feeling after each shave just like the more expensive brands do. They give a very close shave that leaves you feeling smooth for days - your legs are even more irresistible after using some lotion afterwards!
The razors also last a long time. I bought my pack of 4 in late July - It's now December and I am only on the 3rd one. The packaging is easy to open and the fact all 4 razors are different colours means they won't get mixed up if more than one woman in the house uses them (I distinctly remembering having to write my name on my Gillette razor so they won't be confused!)
I've already recommended this product to a friend and I'll definitely keep recommending it. Don't blow your money on expensive refill razors, or buy cheap disposable ones - these are the perfect intermediate.
Razors can be very expensive. I have always used Gilette Venus Embrace Razor in the past and bought the refills. I decided to try a different type of razor after I left this in Egypt when I went on holiday. It took me quite a long time and research to decide which razors to buy as I've had a number of circumstances where my legs have had a bit of a beating from me because I'd used cheap disposable versions. I was not going to make this mistake. This is why I settled on Soleil Lady 4 Pack shavers.
Soleil Lady claims to deliver a flawless smooth shave without the hassle.
*About the Product*
Three blades to shave you close and a lubricating strip, formulated with aloe vera and vitamin E to gently pamper your skin.
The application of this razor is no different to that of any other. For the best results possible you should shave during or straight after having a warm shower or bath. Using you Soleil Lady razor, you should carefully shave in the direction that your hair grows.
*Price and Availability*
Bic Soleil Lady Razors can be purchased at the price of £2.98. I think this is very cheap when you consider that some blades cost between £5 and £10 without adding to that the cost of the razor itself. And this is without sacrificing the quality of the razor that you use.
You can purchase this 4 pack of razors from a number of different stores including Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinsons. You will also find these stocked on the shelves of Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda. Alternatively you can buy it online from www.boots.com.
The packaging: These 4 razors come in a clear hard plastic packaging with an orange/yellow cardboard inset at the back of the plastic. The front of this packaging is a thin plastic cover which is also the opening of the product. Unlike some razor pack where the scissors have to come out, these razors are easily opened by pulling back the thin plastic lid where the tab states in the top corner. This opens the pack quickly and easily.
The razors: There are four razors that come in the pack. Each of these has a different colour: red, dark orange, orange and yellow. These different colour handles come in very helpful if there are 2 or more females in your house that use a razor. This will prevent you from having a mix up between whose is whose. To cover the blades you get a clear, plastic lid which if replaced after every use, will prevent you from any cuts on your fingers. The razors have three blades with a lubricating strip above which contains aloe vera and vitamin E. What I particularly like about these razors is that they have two soft grips at the top and the bottom of the razor where you cold. This means that it is comfortable for you hands and fingers to shave.
Soleil Lady razors are great for shaving your legs, underarms and lady hairs down below. They shave very effectively especially when used in conjunction with their gel.
Does Soleil Lady Razors deliver a flawless smooth shave without the hassle? Unquestionably. The razor is very simple to use and leaves you with soft, hair free skin. Exactly what you require from a razor.
Does the razor give you a close shave? It most certainly does. Once used, the razor leaves your legs feeling completely and utterly smooth and leaves you feeling ultra confident. Stubble is not something that you will encounter after using these fantastic yet inexpensive razors.
Does the lubricating strip gently pamper your skin? Yes, it really does. The lubricating strip which contains aloe vera and vitamin E is what leaves your skin feeling super soft. My legs and underarms always feel silky and pampered after use.
Longevity of the product: This will vary depending on how often it is that you shave your legs/underarm. I tend to shave every other day as my hair grows back almost straight away which is extremely frustrating. Each razor tends to last me between 3-4 months at the most. And each time I use it, it is like using a brand new razor which is fantastic.
When you have finished with the razor, you must ensure that you dispose of it properly. I tend to do this by wrapping it in an old plastic bag that is full of holes but does the job of preventing anyone who may pick up a black bag it is in from being cut.
*Would I Recommend These Razors?*
I would definitely recommend Soleil Lady razors. I've found them to be fantastic and they give me a close shave that leaves me feeling good about myself. They are superb to use whether it is for day to day use or whilst on holiday. I'll be using them for the unforeseeable future as they are great value for money and last quite a long time.
Bic Soleil Lady razors are the perfect compromise between quality and cost. You won't pay a lot for them but the quality in unquestionable. The set of four will probably last you for the year which I consider great value for money.
There are a number of other ranges available including Soleil Pivot razors which have a pivoting head and Soleil Scent which has lavender scented handles. If they are half as good as the Soleil Lady Razor I'm sure they are excellent as well. So if you aren't sure about Soleil Lady perhaps one of these others are the right ones for you.