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My Venus Vibrance razor has just given up the ghost. I dropped it in the shower and the battery section broke off so it didn't vibrate anymore so I needed to purchase some razors quickly before I looked around at buying another good razor. The ones I decided upon were the Gilette Simply Venus 3 disposable razors. At just £3.59 for four razors they would do until payday and until I could buy a proper more expensive razor.
I've actually been really impressed with these razors and can get a really close shave on my legs. These disposable razors are definitely a couple of steps up from a disposal Bic razor which basically just pulls off the top layer of your skin on your legs. These razors have a nice pink moisture strip at the top of the blades. When you get it wet in the shower it becomes really moist and means your legs aren't dry when you pull the razor up them. Gillette says that it helps the blades glide smoothly and efficiently over your skin and I find this to be true. It really is quite easy to pull this up your legs and it never really gets stuck or bobble in any way.
Unlike other disposable razors that only have one blade this razor has three blades so I find if you miss a patch of hair with the first blade the second or third one will get it and so you really get a quick shave with this razor and don't have to keep on going back over the same patch to get the rest of your stray hairs. I find this razor works particularly well over the knee and I think this is really to do with the three blades.
The head on this razor also pivots too so this means it adjusts to the curves on your legs and again is good in places like the knee and over your shin bones. The razor is quite light and plasticy and you can tell its a cheap one that you throw away. The handle is quite nice to hold on to, it is contoured and so you get a really good grip on it and it has little ridges on it too so your hand does not slip when you are holding it. The blades have a protective plastic guard that goes over them when you are not using the razor and clips on so you know the blades are protected if you put this razor in a make up bag or in the shower etc.
The blades do seem to keep quite sharp for quite a few weeks too which is nice and take a long while to go rusty or dull. If I can get two months out of a disposable razor then I think this is really good value and have been impressed with how long these last.
In conclusion I think it works so much better than other disposable razors that its a good one to take on holiday or as an emergency blade if your proper razor has broken.
I really hate buying razors they are so expensive and I begrudge paying over and above for them. I always go for a cheap option within reason! I had a horrendous experience with some Bic super cheap razors so I tend to err on the side of caution. I cam across these razors in Tesco as they were on offer 2 for 1. A packet of four razors costs £3.56 so 8 for this price was a real bargain.
The razors come in a plastic packet. The front of the packet informs you that the razors have 3 blades. On the back of the packet it advises you that the blades have a lubricating strip which moisturises your skin and enables the blade to glide smoothly over your skin and also that the blades have a pivoting head to enable them to adjust to the curves of your body to enable a better shave.
When I took one of these razors from the packet I was plesantly suprised, they look much like the premium Venus blades. The razors are pink in colour and they have a white rubbery handle, this is shaped really well to fit into your hand and the grip ensures the blade doesn't slide when you are using it. When you remove the protective plastic sleeve from the razor you can see the three blades and the pink moisturising strip.
These razors are used in the same way of any other although Gillette do recommend you use them with their shaving gel. I use these to shave my legs and underarms. The razor glides effortlessly over your skin, the moisturising strip however doesn't last very long buyt even when using more costly brands I have found this. I have found in the past if I use cheap razors I tend to find patches on my legs where hairs have been missed or not cut right down to the skin. I was really pleased with the results after using this razors, my legs felt smooth and soft. These razors were also great for shaving my underarms, they removed all hair. I didn't get any cuts or nicks using these razors.
I would definately recommend these, they last a few uses and are good value for the money even when they are not on offer!
I've been using Gillette's razors for women since I began shaving, as I just love their products, they're so good, safe and relatable and are defiantly my favourite brand, but recently I lost my current razor (don't ask me how!) and needed to buy another, with a much smaller budget, and after looking at a lot of own brands, I noticed Gillette Simply Venus Disposable Razor, which had 4 razors in a pack, and thought this has to be my best bet at getting a fairly cheap razor that is still really good.
The razors are packaged in a hard plastic case, which is coloured with pink, white and blue, which I think is really appealing, especially for those who love pink! Although the product doesn't stand out from the other products on the shelf, the packaging does look more professional then maybe own brands and also the Gillette brand draws a lot of people in, as they are a very trusted brand. The product is 4 razors, which are white, with pink grip like handles, which make it easier to hold and use. This razor has 3 blades.
To use the razors were quite easy, as it is very similar to using other razors, using the once the skin is wet or have shaving foam on, and move in the opposite way the hair grows, I find moving up the leg works for me. The first thing I noticed when using the razor, was the easy grip handle, I thought it was much easier to use then other razors I've used, as it allowed me to hold it much better but also stops any accidental slips. Using the razor also felt much easier, it just glided up my leg so easily and smoothly, which is so much better compared to other razors, which can be difficult for them to easily be used. The one problem I had while using the product was that it didn't adjust, which I know some of Gillette's other types of razors do, but I'm assuming it would cost to much to make it and the price of the product would be more expensive.
The razor has 3 blades, and I would assume that would make the use of the blade much more effective, meaning no little hairs, but also there is a longer break between shaving. I was right! The blades cut all the hairs on my legs in the first movement, and my skin felt amazing, so soft and smooth, which was incredible as I hadn't used shaving foam. The softness of my skin lasted all day, which was because of the MoistureRich strip, which is located at the top of the razor, perfect to improve the skin after shaving! The smoothness of my legs lasted ages, which is a real bonus, and I only really shave once a week from now on, which is abit excessive but I hate hairy legs. The smallest of hairs can also be removed so easily, bonus for people who shave a lot like me. This razor is also very suitable for sensitive skin and the blade sharpness in the razor lasts a good while, well over a month until I used another one, great value for money!
Gillette Simply Venus Disposable razor is available at most supermarkets and pharmacists and costs between £3-£4 for 4 razors.
I abandoned disposable razors in my teens as the products were usually flimsy and weak and often left me with irritated skin and nicks and cuts. It was therefore with some trepidation that, ten years later, I realised I needed to buy a disposable razor to take on a weekend away. The reason? The last time I'd been away I left my £8 Venus razor in the hotel room! If I didn't buy something disposable, this was going to end up costing me a fortune!
It might be an old wives tale but my mum always told me that we raven-haired ladies had tougher hair than blondes and therefore a good quality razor was needed to get a decent result. So, still scared of the cheap yellow bic style razors I thought I'd plump for something a little more expensive in the hope it would be good value for money in terms of effectiveness.
Looking through the brands available, I thought it would be nice to stick with the Gillette brand as I'm familiar with it and trust it and it is more expensive than the value brands so I hoped that it would be of a better quality. I selected these Venus razors in the hope they would live up to their big sisters. They are currently £5.00 in Boots for a pack of four-quite expensive in comparison to Boots own brand and Bic disposables which are between 87p and £1.20p for a pack of 5-10.
The look of this razor is very similar to the non-disposable Venus razors. You can choose from blue or pink and the main difference from the original Venus is that the razor does not look as robust. The feel is very light and plastic-y but strong enough for a few uses, which is all you would expect from a disposable. The most important feature of this razor's build, in my opinion, is the wave shape of the handle. This ensures that you hold the razor at the right point along the handle, giving you a steady hand when shaving. I think this is where cheaper razors fall down. There are also rubber grips on the reverse side further ensure you don't slip or drop the razor.
There are three blades in these razors which makes for a close shave and I feel that each razor lasts just as long as one of the blade inserts for the original razor. This makes the disposables much cheaper than buying the blade inserts. I have found that cheaper disposables sometimes only last two shaves so they would not give the same value for money as this does. The resulting close shave was the same as I would expect from the original Venus and much better than I've had from other disposables.
The razors have the same sort of moisturising strip above the blades as the original and I feel that this is the only area that the razor falls short of its counterpart. The strip is fairly dry and is more likely to come off in chunks than work effectively as a moisturiser. However, I have never seen a real advantage to the strips on the original Venus so this was not a great disadvantage for me and did not put me off using the razors.
I used this razor with a shower gel and with a shave gel made by Gillette and found that both produced a good close shave and I had no nicks or cuts and no irritated skin-what more can you ask really?!
I will definitely be buying these for when I'm travelling around so that I haven't wasted too much money if I lose one, but I can still get the shave I would at home whilst I'm away.
I've tried many forms of hair removal. Electric lady razor, cream, wax, even an epilator but I always come back to the good old disposable. I find you just cant beat it for closeness and its far less painful than waxing or using an epilator. The disposables I'm using at the moment are Gillette Simply Venus disposable razors.
They are available in most chemists and supermarkets and cost round about £3 to £4 for a pack of 4 disposable razors.
The razors are a far cry from the cheap multi pack ladies razors that sell for much less.
Simply Venus are, in my opinion, similar to a mans disposable razor, and why not? we girls need a close shave too! With Simply Venus you are getting a pink and white disposable razor (they are also available in yellow) with a shaped non slip handle which is comfortable to hold. The razor doesn't slip in my hands even when they are soapy or covered in hair conditioner which I often use instead of shaving foam or gel. It has a pivoting head which I really like. I find this is better for going over my knees, I have found if I use a cheaper disposable with a fixed head I always get a cut going across my knees, the blades never seem to glide over my skin as nicely.
The razor has 3 blades and what Gillette call a "moisture rich strip" this is designed to make the blades glide over the skin more easily. I'm not entirely convinced this actually makes any difference when I shave but I suppose its there for a reason.
Personally I find these disposables give me a really close shave, they remove everything they are supposed to and I have never cut myself or had the blades drag across my skin. The pivoting head makes knees, ankles, anywhere really much easier to shave.
I have found the blades take quite a while to wear out too. One razor will last me several weeks making them quite economical too. There are much cheaper throw away razors on the market but in my experience these are false economy.
I would recommend Simply Venus, they will sort out all your hairy places leaving them smooth and soft to the touch. There isn't the pain of waxing or epilating and there aren't the cuts I get with a cheaper disposables.
Short of using your mans razor, which I'm sure lots of us have done, these make an excellent reasonably priced way of shaving.
They are Pink, they are affordable and they are made by Gillette! I knew before even using these razors that they were going to be good because I am yet to try a Gillette product that I haven't been pleased with. I hadn't bought anything by Gillette for a while because they are more expensive, but I was quite surprised by how affordable these disposable razors were. They were only £3.50 for a pack of 3 in Boots, I always thought that the only Gillette Venus razor available was the expensive one that is sold solely for £8 or £9, so these were a pleasant a surprise.
They are very nice in appearance as they don't look as cheap as some other disposable razors. They are mostly pink and white and they have a rubbery texture to them which helps you grip them better when shaving, which is great if you're using them in the shower.
The razor head has 3 blades which pivot to give a very good close shave and remove even small & fine hairs. The razors didn't get clogged up with hair too much and I actually found that the 3 pack lasted me quite a while, I kept rinsing the razor after each shave and the blades stayed sharper for longer.
I think it was about time that Gillette brought out a disposable razor that is actually affordable and won't burn too much of a whole in my pocket! I hardly got any nicks or cuts shaving with this razor either, this is now the shaving device that I always opt for.
When I buy razors (for shaving legs and underarms) I tend to go for a cheapish option mainly because I buy them when doing a supermarket shop and they are on one of the last aisles I visit and by this point I am generally looking in my trolley already, hoping I have enough money on me to pay for it all.
The last time I restocked though these were on offer so I decided to give them a go. I haven't been disappointed.
The razors come in packs of four and are packaged in an easy to open plastic bag type fashion. I prefer this to the plastic moulding on cardboard which are quite difficult and rather dangerous - what with the sharp edges and inevitable involvement of scissors - to open.
The razors themselves are pink with the Gilette logo on and not unattractive. They have a plastic cover on the blades which is easy to remove even with wet soapy hands and just as easy to replace. These effectively stop water from coming into contact with the blades and moisture strips. They have a swivel head which makes shaving awquard areas like knees much easier. I have definately found this much better than the static heads on many razors. They have three blades for a closer shave and two moisturising strips above and below these.
Generally when I shave my legs they become stubbly again within eight hours, I have previously attributed this to being a very hairy person (which I was a tad upset about) but now I realise that I had just not been using very good razors as I am stubble free for around three days with these razors.
I also suffer from razor rash when I shave but the moisturising strips on these razors have helped with this as the razor feels as though it is gliding across the skin.
All in all a good razor for a reasonable price.