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I bought a packet of these disposable razors a few years ago and keep coming across them as I go through travelling bags.
I imagine that I was initially attracted to them due to the bright pink colour which is my favourite (pretty similar to the Wilkinson sword non-disposable razor I've just reviewed), and to the fact that it looked more like a proper razor than a disposable razor. Basically it didn't look like one of those hideous orange Bic things which my mother gave me when I told her I wanted to start shaving, and proceeded to spend the next 5 years cutting my legs to shreds as I didn't really have a clue what I was doing!
These razors do give a pretty close shave (having three blades is obviously helpful for this), but most importantly aren't as dangerous (i.e. for unintentionally cutting your knees, heels and ankles) as the bic razors. I suppose this is reflected in the price, as you're paying significantly more than 10p per razor. In fact my Internet research tells me you're looking at more like £1.30 per razor, which is actually quite a lot. However, this sort of thing is ideal for when you're going on holiday, or staying at a friend's house and don't want to pack your normal razor and then end up not being able to find it when you get back home and come to shave again!
I would definitely buy these again, as it's worth a bit of expense to not cut yourself while shaving, especially when you're on holiday!
I don't really like to use disposable razors when shaving my legs as I just don't think they are as good or as long lasting as razors such as Gillette Venus where you only replace the blade cartridge. Saying that I always try and keep some decent disposable razors in my bathroom cabinet for use when my main razor has gone blunt and I haven't had time to replace the cartridges as I don't want to have to resort to using my husbands cheap Bic razors which are awful.
I like the Venus Simply razors as I find that these are pretty good for the money. I wouldn't use them as my main razors but I am perfectly happy to use them on the odd occasion and they do an ok job.
The razors are a girly pink so straight off the bat you know they are designed for women though to be honest I am not sure what the difference would be between these and ones designed for men other than the colour.
You get four razors in a packet and they cost 3.99 but I bought mine when they were on special offer so got them for 2.99. The razors have 3 blades which I think is important as the ones with less blades than this don't give as smooth a shave.
They head pivots to match the curves of your legs and they don't cut my skin unlike really cheap ones but I do find that I need to be more careful when shaving with these than my main one as there is a higher chance of nicking myself if I am not more careful.
They have a moisture blade which doesn't really do much for moisturising my skin while shaving but it does make them glide along my skin a little bit easier.
I can get a decent shave with these and when I run my hand over my skin afterwards there isn't a huge amount of stubble there and it is mainly smooth skin. The annoying thing about them is that they are literally one use as they blunt so much after shaving my legs that I need to throw them out so it would work out even more expensive using these than the ones with the replaceable cartridges. Although they leave my legs smooth they don't leave it quite as smooth as I would like so although these are perfectly good I will stick to my other razor as that one gives me just that bit closer and smoother finish.
Men are from Mars, Razors are from Venus.
I bought these on offer, 3 for £3.49 in Bodycare.
This shaver guarantees a smooth, silky finish to your skin with no cuts or irritation.
The angle of the handle and blade ensure that no area gets missed no matter whether you are using on your legs, bikini line or underarms; it makes no different where or how you use it. It is even perfect should your other half steal and use on his tough stubble.
The razor is lightweight but still very sturdy and very elegantly designed. Although they are cheap, the quality is not comprised and compares without question to more expensive products. I always used to use mens razors because I found them to be more effective than womans; this is the first female razor I have used which competes.
The downside to this is the durability of the blades; they get clogged very quickly, therefore you can only use them once before you have to dispose and replace.
Well worth a try.
I have dark brown hair and I have to shave my legs regularly, especially in the summer. I began shaving as a teenager and when on holiday I will shave my legs most days if not everyday so for me its important to find a good razor and shaving foam to complete the job. I've tried many different types of disposable razors over the years and for me these are the best ones out there.
Now the Gillette venus range is quite vast, they do different prices and types according to needs. The simply venus disposable razors are available in a pink and yellow colour however the yellow is a "plus" range but I don't think this makes much difference as they are both very good. Availability wise you will be able to get either colour from the supermarket,boots, superdrug. They retail around £5 for 4 but these are almost always on offer somewhere so its best to look around and find the best deal, currently (05/09/2013) superdrug have the yellow "plus" for £2.53 better than half price so although at full price these are expensive for disposable razors there are deals there to make them more affordable. I have also seen these with extra razors added so even though they might be full price often then have 5 or even 6 razors instead of 4 so they last longer.
These are packaged in a plastic sleeve which is clear on the front to allow you to see the razors. There is white and blue cardboard piece which shows name and details on it. The writing Gillette simply venus is clear on the front.
As I shave often its important to have a good razor and foam. Once the foam is applied I use the razor and it glides across my leg removing hair at the first swipe. Its sharp enough to remove the hair in the first go but not to sharp to cause a stinging and I seldom cut my leg but that mainly down to me being in a rush rather than the razor itself! I keep a razor for about 4 uses but this is my own personal need you might need to change more or less often however even once its been used a few times its still very sharp and glides well against the skin.
After my shower or bath I dry off and my skin is smooth and soft, there are no stay hairs or cuts (unless Im not careful and I catch myself) the skin doesn't look sore or irritated and I can get away with not using lotion although I do prefer to.
As disposable razors go these are not the cheapest but they are the best. As I shave often and have done for well over 10 years Ive tried all the disposable razors on the market but these are the ones I go back to. Overall in razor terms I do think they offer value for money, having used the more expensive venus embrace where you buy the razor and replace the heads I think the disposable razors do just as good as this does but at a better price. I would definitely recommend these to a person starting out shaving. These are not as harsh on the skin as other razors and so will reduce the chance of cutting the skin.
I always buy disposable razors, I never go for the cheapest ones but I do tend to buy whatever is on offer. I recently purchased these on a half price offer at Tesco they cost me £2.50.
The razors come in a pack of 4. The packaging is plastic and you peel the front off to get the razors out. The blades are pink in colour and look like the traditional Venus razor that you can replace the blades.
The box states that the razors;
give a close shave with more comfort
have 3 blades
contain skin protective microfins
have and easy glide moisture strip
and a comfort anti slip handle.
The blades are a nice bright pink. The grip on the blades is a paler pink and is made of rubber to enable a good grip when shaving.
The razor has 3 blades which is the main reason I bought it as single blade razors tend to cut me.
I used the razor with Gillette shaving foam, the razor was nice to hold and it fitted into my hand nicely. It glided along my skin and I didn't feel any pulling or dragging. When the razor is new you can feel the comfort stip and it helps it to glide I do find that after one of two uses this doesn't work anymore.
After using these my legs felt soft and I couldn't feel any stubbly areas. Sometimes with cheaper razors I don't get a close shave but these gave excellent results.
I only have to shave once a week (I am fortunate) and these razors last me ages at least a month for each one.
I would recommend these they are great value particularly when on offer.
The best razor you can buy that's not electric.
I don't really like electric razors or waxing so to shave my legs and armpits I rely on good old fashioned disposable razors. I have used cheap old Bics in the past but these normally tear my legs up so now I use Simply Venus 3 disposable razors from Gillette. In my opinion these are the closest thing to a proper razor that you can get and they work really well too.
The razors are pink and look a bit like the Venus vibrance razors that you can buy that vibrate but these are just a normal plastic razor. They are quite sturdy however and are angled and designed well so that you can get a good hold and grip on them when you are running them up your legs. The handle has quite a curve on it so you can hold it in your hand and get a good angle against your leg. There are also rubberised ridges on each side of the handle to give you a good grip. I find this razor really easy to hold onto and I can really grip it to get a really close shave.
When you first get a new razor out of the packet it has a protective plastic holder over the blade which is great as it stops you from possibly cutting your finger when you are first reaching for the razor. You can then use this plastic cover whenever the razor is not in use meaning it is safe to put in your make up bag and travel with it.
The head of the razor has a pivoting head. This just goes back and forwards but its enough to really get a close shave on those hard to reach places such as the knee and the ankle. I usually always manage to nick those spots and draw a little blood but with this razor I hardly ever do that so I like the way it performs. The razor has three blades and also a really nice moisture strip which makes the blade run nicely over my legs. With this strip I find I don't need extra shaving gel on my legs in the shower as these moisturise them enough.
A pack of three razors only cost a few pounds and im very impressed with how well they last. each one probably lasts me two to three months with the blades still really sharp and still giving me a close shave so i think its a good price to pay. These razors give my legs a really nice smooth shave that lasts for quite a few days and I would recommend them to anyone.
I am not particularly brand loyal when it comes to razors and shaving accessories, often selecting items that are on a promotional offer or those that offer the best value for money. It was for this reason that I recently picked up a package of the "Simply Venus 3 Plus" razors from the well known "Gillette" brand as they were on a promotional offer within a local (independent) pharmacy recently.
I purchased a pack containing four individual "Simply Venus Plus" razors which cost me around £2.50, which I thought was a fairly reasonable price. The razors are slightly different than those shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here in that mine are yellow-coloured but apart from this difference the product is the same.
The packaging for the razors was fairly standard with products like this in my opinion. Comprising of a sturdy and robust plastic packaging, the use of scissors was necessary to snip off the top and remove the razors contained within, although there was a sort of 'opening' on the pack that I didn't realise till afterwards... oops! There is full information about the razors and how they should be used supplied on the reverse of the package.
The razors I have are completely disposable and are not suitable for use with any type of replacement blades, even those that are also in the "Gillette Simply Venus" range.
Using the Gillette Simply Venus 3 Plus razors was the same as when using any other disposable razor. I always use a shaving foam or gel product when using a disposable razor as I find this helps the razor to 'glide' over my skin and therefore cuts down on any irritation or shaving rashes that might otherwise occur. I do suffer from hyper-sensitive skin and so when using any new brand of razor or shaving product I am usually slightly wary, so an appropriate gel-type product is an absolute MUST as far as I am concerned.
Removing the plastic protection cap on front of the blade itself was fairly easy to do, thanks to the little integral plastic 'clasp' that is on the reverse of the razor head. There are actually three slim blades to be found on the front of the razor which may well be something to do with the "3" in the product's name.
The handle of the Gillette Simply Venus 3 Plus razor however, is by far it's most redeeming feature. Comprising of a thick and sturdy white plastic handle that is 'shaped' slightly with a curved design in the middle, this allows for a steady grip to be maintained throughout the time I am using the razor. A further secure grip is allowed by way of the yellow-coloured rubber 'ridges' to be found along the length of the razor's handle and I find this allows a secure hold to be maintained on the plastic razor - even with wet or soapy/foamy hands. This is a very welcome design feature in my opinion, as other, more cheaply-branded razors often just have a plain plastic handle that can become quite slippery during use, causing the razor to slip from the skin and cause possible injury.
The 'head' of the razor does not swivel or rotate fully in the way that more sophisticated models do; in fact all it does is tilt up and down. This little movement does allow for a more 'flexible' end product however, as more awkward areas feel slightly easier to control and navigate with the razor. I find that 'static' razor heads can feel slightly cumbersome and they end up feeling slightly 'fiddly' to use around delicate skin areas such as the knees or ankles. This isn't a problem I had when using the Gillette Simply Venus 3 Plus razor at all, and I found it easy to move around and 'steer' (as it were) over the skin's surface.
I found too that the blades on the product were of a fairly high quality and I didn't feel they were below-par in terms of dealing with their intended purpose. The process of shaving was easily and quickly undertaken thanks to the sharp blades on the Gillette razor and I noticed too that I wasn't having to 're-shave' areas due to the blade being unable to cope. Additionally, I didn't notice that the Gillette razor caused any nicks or cuts on the skin, which would have immediately rendered the product useless. At first, I thought that the end result was fine, being cleanly-shaven and free from any nasty nicks.
Alas, the news is not all good. I found that the Gillette razor was not AT ALL suitable for my hyper-sensitive skin and the use of the razor caused horrendous irritation to my poor skin. I found that after a few hours, my legs developed an awful shaving rash, which was not only extremely unsightly, thanks to the patches of red, inflamed skin, but was EXTREMELY uncomfortable and the 'prickly' feeling remained on my legs for a good 24 hours before it started to subside. For this reason, I will never EVER repurchase the Gillette Simply Venus 3 Plus razors again, which is a real shame as I felt they were easy to use, good value and offered an excellent, secure grip. I feel that only one star in the product rating is appropriate, due to the level of irritation and sensitivity experienced after use.
If you want to try the Gillette razors for yourself, you will find them on eBay and Amazon, and although I haven't seen them in any supermarkets such as Tesco, I do think they are quite widely available in drugstores and pharmacies. You can expect to pay up to £5 for the pack containing four razors.......... But if you take my advice, you'll avoid these like the plague!
I generally use the Gillette Embrace razor blades with 5 blades where you replace the heads not the whole razor. But due to a special offer and miss reading the internet shopping blurb I ended up with a packet of the Simply Venus 3 razors. Not wanting them to go to waste I decide to use them.
What are they?
The razors themselves have 3 blades two less than my normal razor but very similar to the Venus Embrace razors a comfortable non slip handle and a moisture rich stip.
The first thing that I notice about this razor compared to the Embrace is the feel of the handle. The handle grip is harder and firmer in my hand than the Embrace and compared to the softness of the plastic gel in the Embrace actually feels a bit cumbersome to hold. The handle is narrower than the Embrace and I find that it is a bit harder to manoeuvre because of this. The handle grip also has some ridges in and this seems to allow the water to wash through the handle.
The razor head is narrower on this razor due to it only having 3 blades. The moisture strips are also thinner too. This narrowness means that actually I find that I need to go over some areas several times rather than the once with the Embrace. The head is on some kind of pivot as it moves in an up and down movement on the handle as you shave yourself. Whilst this is great and allows me to have greater control over the blades and reduces the chance of my cutting myself the swivel head is not actually as manoeuvrable as the Embrace and I personally find it doesn't glide as well over my bumpy knees and the control in the bikini area is better with the more flexible Embrace
The razor blades do appear quite close to one another which I guess is the point to give a close shave again comparing it to the Embrace they are not as close meaning that I often do have to go over areas again as smaller hairs can get missed. When I am shaving any part of my body be it legs underarms or bikini line I always use shaving gel rather than just a wet shave with water. The reason for this is twofold one so I can see where I have shaved and to help protect my skin. On shaving with this razor it does go over my skin smoothly and needs on a small amount of pressure to give a clean shave. On cheaper disposable single or twin blade razors I have often found I need to shave the same area two or three times to get rid of all of the hair but with this razor depending on the area it can take one to two swipes to remove all the hair. But again it is not as good as the Embrace which needs only one gentle sweep.
The ribbon moisture strip I can't make my mind up about really. It doesn't leave a film of moisturiser but my skin after shaving does feel noticeably smoother and softer now whether this is down to the having gel I use or the strip I am uncertain but I would probably say it is more likely to be the shaving gel.
Compared to the Embrace where a razor can last me 7-8 weeks using it once or twice a week I find that these disposable razors don't last as long and one razor last 2-3 weeks at most before they start to feel blunt and cut my skin.
Overall and recommendation
Whilst I don't think this is a bad razor and compared to single or twin blade razors it does perform better and gives a clean closer shave. It doesn't stand up to the better performing Embrace razor by Gillette as the 5 blades of the Embrace give a more closer shave and has a handle that feels nicer in my hand and is easier to control. However I am still going to give it 3 stars as it performs well. I would be happy to use one of these razors on holiday where I just need to pack one and can leave it behind without worrying about the price but in the long-term I am definitely an Embrace girl now.
I used to shave all the time so I had an expensive Venus razor where only the blades were disposable, but recently I've been using hair removal creams because I want longer lasting results. However sometimes I just don't have the time to mess about with a cream, so I decided to buy some disposables razors for those times. I didn't want anything too cheap and nasty because I still wanted decent results, so I opted for these Simply Venus 3 Plus Disposable Razors, which cost £3.95 for a pack of 4 in Morrisons.
They come in a plastic pack with a card back, but it's easy to open because the card is perforated so you can just pull it open. The picture above is incorrect, I don't know why dooyoo insist on using the wrong pictures rather than the ones I provide, but hey ho. The razors are actually yellow and white, not pink and white like in the picture, but apart from that the design looks the same. The different colours are how you tell the different razors apart - the pink ones are Venus 3 razors and the yellow ones are Venus 3 Plus.
These razors have a 3 bladed pivoting head for extra closeness and easy glide, and a comfort grip handle for easy handling. I find these really easy to use, the handle does allow a very easy grip and the pivoting head allows you get right into awkward areas such as the knees much more easily (though still not perfectly). Each razor has a plastic blade cover that you can use to keep the blade safe when you're not using it.
I use these with a Gillette Shave Gel and I do find that they give a sufficiently close shave. They don't shave as close as expensive razors but for a disposable they're definitely very good, much better than I'd expected. With cheaper disposables I've used in the past I found I cut myself a lot but with these I didn't, and they were quite gentle too, I get razor rash very easily and I don't get it with these. They have a moisture strip above the blades which i supposed to help the blades glide more easily over the skin and improve comfort, and it does seem to do it's job.
Overall I've been impressed with these razors and although I wouldn't choose them for everyday use they're more than sufficient if you're only going to be using them once in a while.