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      10.01.2014 09:50
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      Ridiculously cheap razors

      If there is one thing in life that I begrudge paying for it is razors as I think that they are an exorbitant price especially for the replaceable heads. Unfortunately as I have discovered you need decent quality razors as the cheap ones are just no good and it isn't worth the pain and discomfort using the cheap ones.

      Having said that in November I was away for a few nights and had forgot to take any razors with me. Luckily the B&B I was staying in had a little amenity pack for people like me who had forgot to take the essentials away with them. Unfortunately for me the pack contained budget items. This is in no way a criticism of the B&B though as I thought it was a really nice touch to offer them for free and I was grateful that I wouldn't be looking like Grizzly Adams for the whole time I was away from home.

      These razors are cheap to the point of ridiculous and you can buy them in Tesco for only 15 pence a packet with each packet containing 5 disposable razors in them. I have to say that I really do think this is amazing value for money and while I wouldn't personally buy them I do think they are better than disposable Bic razors which leave my skin looking like something out of a horror movie with the amount of cuts on my neck.

      The razors are made of really thin and cheap plastic but they are easy to hold and manoeuvre about. They also have twin blades which is something that I wouldn't have expected them to have at that price. For that money I would have only expected them to have one blade.

      The blades aren't the sharpest ones that I have used but they do the job of shaving relatively close. You won't get a super close shave with them but they will take the worst of the stubble away and make you look a little bit tidier.

      I only had to use a couple of them and I wasn't covered in cuts afterwards but they did scrape my skin a lot leaving it looking a little bit red and tender and it did sting when putting some lotion on my face afterwards. With cheap razors my biggest problem with them is that they end up cutting my skin and they also leave me with bad razor burn. With these the results were better than a lot of other cheap razors and I did get a little bit of razor burn on my neck but it wasn't terrible and I was left with no cuts on my skin which I thought was a good result as I really did expect them to.

      As I said I wouldn't go to Tesco and buy these for myself as the shave wasn't close enough for me and they did give me some razor burn but for the money I was impressed they didn't just take a couple of layers of skin off while I was shaving. Perhaps if you don't have sensitive skin and aren't bothered about a getting a really close shave then these might be a decent option for you. One thing I did notice though was that they blunted so fast. Literally after using the razor once it was blunt and I had to use another one so even though they are really cheap you would probably still have to buy them very often which might not make them quite as economical.

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      15.11.2013 07:08
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      Cheap and cheerful razor does the job

      When it comes to shaving my legs I kind of flit between using a Venus intuition where I change the heads from time to time and disposable razors that I use once or twice and chuck.

      Thinking about it, there is no real
      rhyme or reason to which I use, I just change like the weather.

      At the moment I am using disposables - perhaps it is because with the winter here I'm not that bothered too much about having my legs out.

      When I was shopping in Tesco the other day I saw these everyday value twin razor blades and at just 15p for a packet of 5, I had to pop one in my trolley.

      The price, frankly, is ridiculous. I normally expect to pay around 10p for a disposable razor and yet here we have one at 3p. I was not expecting great things.

      The packet design is similar to most multi packs of razor blades except of course this one has Tesco's blue and white everyday value print over it. The packet is easy enough to open up and get to the contents just by pulling it open as you would with a bag of crisps.

      Each razor is made of black plastic and has two razor blades. There is. Clear plastic guard over the blades in the pack which you pull off before use but you don't have to worry about cutting yourself.

      The razors are absolutely nothing fancy. They don't look particularly good or have pivot heads or anything.

      But they do the trick - and isn't that the point here?

      After soaking in the bath for 20 minutes I pour baby oil on my legs and shave using long slow strokes.

      I get no cuts, no knicks and after following up with a moisturiser when I get out of the bath, my legs look and feel fine

      At the price, I have absolutely no problem with recommending these and certainly will be buying them again.

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      01.09.2013 01:25
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      Great for short hair all over the body.

      I normally use a more expensive razor and change the heads but recently I have started to use these and they work great. You get 5 in a bag which normally lasts me a couple of weeks and all for about 40p. This is a dramatic saving compared to my old razor which costs about £5 for each new head! They fit nicely into the hand are made really well so never break or bend.

      As I use these regularly I use them when my body hair is short so they glide really smoothly and don't cut into me at all. I can use one razor twice if I use it within a few days however the heads do rust really quickly so always check that if you plan on repeated use of one!!

      My one problem with them is they are not the sharpest so if my body hair gets long I find that these snag and pull which is really quite uncomfortable. This leads to irritation and an completely unpleasant experience.. However, as I tend to shave regularly they are perfect for me but bare this in mind if you are in a furry situation!

      All in all a great little product that does exactly what it is supposed to for a great price. If you do not fancy using them regularly make sure you have them in your bathroom ready as a back up for emergencies.

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      12.08.2013 00:47
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      Another bargain from tesco value!

      I was suprised to find these so badly reviewed! My boyfriend picked a few of these packets up, I broke my "proper" razor a while ago and haven't got round to buying a new one and have been using disposable razors. I was really suprised for 13p you get 5 razors. For less than 3 pence per razor you dont expect miracles but I certaintly think you get value for money!
      They come in the standard tesco value packaging, very plain and standard, white with blue pictures (moustaches to indicate these are mens razors).

      I usually shave in the bath, I just find it easier. I have pretty long legs and in the bath I can see what I'm doing and I'm relaxed instead of balancing on one leg!
      I dont tend to use shaving gel, i find a decent shower gel lathers up just as easily. My sister says she always cuts if she doesnt use shaving gel but I dont. Now don't get me wrong I dont go mental with this blades, I shave a slow/medium speed but I don't think it's that easy to cut yourself with them. I' must of used them around 50 times now and I've cut myself once maybe twice in that time.

      For the low price the dont have the extra features you may like. There are only two blades rather than the usual three plus we see on most razors today. The head doesnt move about its totally rigid so you need to be careful around the knee area. I tend to use disposable razors a few times before throwing them away but the blade does dull fairly quick on these and on the 3rd use of one I found I'd "missed a spot" not sure if this was my inaccuracy or the dull blade though!

      For 13p though I really don't think you can complain! If your dissatisfied then you got what you paid for but if you're happy like I am then fab, you've found a bargain!
      While I won't be relying on these forever I find theyre a perfect go between.
      Judging by the reviews on here though I wouldnt pick one of your first uses on these when showing of the legs is vital and necessary!

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        24.04.2013 16:08
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        You get what you pay for, not your best product Tesco.

        I usually spend about £6-£8 on a razor, preferably a mans one as I find they last a little longer and can be better. I was staying in a BnB for a couple of nights when I decided to try these to save bringing my normal razor back with me. The plan was to take one of these and leave it there and I wanted something cheap to do this with.

        I grabbed a packet of these razors in Tesco, 13p for five. I know it's super cheap and wasn't expecting a brilliant, moisturising shave from them but if they did the trick on one or two occasions, that'd be 13p well spent in my opinion.

        The five razors come in a white plastic bag With the tesco logo on and basic information in blue writing. There's some sort of pictures on the front initiating that they're razors, I think they're little moustaches. The packaging is super basic but for 13p I'm not going to complain.

        The razors themselves are very basic. They're blue, plastic and very lightweight, especially compared to a normal everyday use razor. They only have two blades where most these days have three and the head on the razor isn't removable and doesn't pivet. It doesn't make a massive difference but you can tell when you're shaving.

        I used these on my legs and underarms. I don't always use shaving foam or gel as I find shower gel lathered up well is more than sufficient for shaving too. I wet the shower scrunchie, use plenty of shower gel (Soap and glory) at the minute and rub it on my legs into a white lather. I then proceeded to shave my legs. I found that the razor didn't glide very easily and almost felt like I was tugging it up my leg compared to more expensive razors I have used in the past. I managed to nick my shin bone and on my ankle as they're quite bony parts and where my other razor would pivet and go over it gently, this one just cut me. It wasn't a bad cut but I still ended up having to get a plaster when I came out the shower. Once I'd finised shaving, my legs felt much smoother aside from the plaster on my ankle and shin. I also had smaller nicks allover my legs and on my knees which weren't really sore but were a bit unsightly, paticularly if I'd planned to wear a dress. I didn't really want to use these on my armpits as it's a lot more sensitive there than your legs so i gave that a miss. I don't fancy cutting my underarms then using deodorant!!

        The results of these razors are OK. Not great and not awful. I managed to cut myself twice and had various nicks and a bit of a shaving rash for a while after shaving which was a little uncomfortable but not paticularly painful. They did remove the hair but not in the most graceful of ways. I'd hate to think what they'd do with a wet shave or even a dry shave with no water or cream. I wouldn't really recommend these if I'm honest. They did work but they're no good if you're going to be exposing your legs afterwards which is part of the reason you're shaving them in the first place! I've tried other disposable razors that are a little bit more expensive that are much, much better quality so I'd recommend spending a tiny bit more for the sake of your skin.

        If you'd still like to give these a go, they're available from Tesco for 13p for a packet of five in the shaving area. I'd also suggest you pop over to the healthcare range for your plasters at the same time!

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          03.04.2013 13:34
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          Psycho in the shower? then use these razors!

          I really really should have known better than to buy a packet of disposable razors for just 13 pence. What on earth was I thinking, clearly I wasn't thinking and they somehow ended up in my trolley in the supermarket. Well now they've ended up in the bin, and I certainly won't be making that mistake again.

          I bought the Tesco Everyday Value disposable razors, you get 5 disposable razors in the packet, and they cost just 13 pence - for the whole packet of 5!! When you compare this to the price of other disposable razors such as Gillette or Wilkinson Sword then you think that you're saving an absolute fortune. You're not saving a fortune believe you me, as these are absolutely terrible and virtually unusable in my opinion.

          So these are the little plastic disposable razors, they are twin blade razors (I always buy the triple blade razors - so this should have been the first set of alarm bells going off and signalling to me not to buy them), and they don't have the pivoting head - the head on these razors is fixed and doesn't move (this should have been the second set of alarm bells going off - as I always buy razors with the pivoting heads).

          I decided to give them a go anyway once I'd opened the packet and discovered the twin blades and the fixed heads, as I figured that they probably wouldn't be that bad, I knew that they wouldn't be brilliant but I honestly didn't realise just how bad they were going to be.

          The razors themselves are quite small, and they do have quite a small head. They do come with the little plastic guard to cover the blades though, so if you do actually get on with these razors then you can keep the blades covered in between uses.

          So legs first, well actually legs was as far as it got. After tearing up my legs there was no way on this earth I was going to attempt to use these under my arms. I alternate between using shaving foam/gels, just my regular shower gel, and even conditioner as my saving 'foam'. I figured that I'd give the value razors a helping hand by using shaving foam.

          I'm normally quite quick at shaving my legs, especially when using shaving foam as I can see where I've shaved, and where I'll still got to do. It seemed to take forever to shave my legs using one of these razors as it seemed to just scrape across my legs rather than glide across my legs like the more expensive disposable razors do. I ending up nicking one ankle a couple of times, and actually taking a great big gouge out of the other ankle, I also ended up with quite a few nicks and scratches on each leg.

          The worst injury by far though was to a blood blister that I have on the side of one leg - I'm in my 30's and so I've been shaving my legs for a long time now, and I've never ever nicked or cut the blood blister, ever. Razors just normally glide over the top of it and don't affect if whatsoever. However the value razor just took the whole top of it off completely, it was gushing blood, it was honestly like a scene from Psycho in my shower! I couldn't stop the bleeding at all, I was dripping a trail of blood around the house by this point. I literally couldn't stop the bleeding and couldn't even get dressed as each time I put a plaster over it the plaster was soaked through within minutes. I actually debated whether to go to A&E it was that bad.

          When I looked at my legs afterwards they were still actually quite stubbly, and there was a kind of razor rash over big patches of my legs, I also had quite a few nicks and cuts on my legs too.

          All in all not the best experience with the Tesco Everyday Value disposable razors, and certainly not one that I want to repeat, hence why I've thrown the razors in the bin. I certainly can't recommend them, and I won't be buying them again no matter how cheap they are or how much money they'll save me.

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            14.12.2012 18:39
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            What you would expect for 13p

            I have in the past used Bic razors and even as I cringe while writing this, I have to admit that the disaster of using that did not put me off buying Tesco's own brand razor. Was it the 13p price tag.....Yes it was. I was more than prepared for the slicing, the bleeding and the rash that was to follow.

            The packet itself is relatively pretty, brandishing the Everyday Value - Tight fisted buyer alert logo; it holds 5 disposable razors and had razors in different shades of blue on the packet. After opening each razor is blue in colour and has a plastic clear covering over the blades themselves. I was not overly optimistic about how my legs were going to turn out after use of these but there was no turning back now.

            I have to admit being surprised by the shave I actually got. I shaved my legs with no real problem, the Bic I had used previously, didn't work at all and I did have to check to make sure I hadn't forgotten to remove the plastic covering. Tesco's razors are defiantly better, they cut hair that is relatively short and most of my leg stayed intact which was nice. It was ok on my underarms as well although by the time I had shaved both of my legs; it was beginning to run out of steam. They do go blunt fairly quickly but for less than 3p per razor I don't care. They are quite sturdy to hold and although a little thinner than average razors, they are ok to hold and use.

            These are good for a quick touch up shave of your legs, anything other than that you should probably spend a little more on your razor, for your safety as well as performance in shaving. For a quick once over though, can't beat these.

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            01.10.2012 18:45
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            Great for me but not so good for my husband

            I like to have a nice underarm and leg shave with my husbands razor, but with the constant threat of being caught I decided to buy my own. I spotted these disposable razors in Tesco priced at 13p for 5 and being super tight I had to have them.

            The packet looks good with nice grooming pictures in blue. We're told that they're 'Everyday Value 5 disposable razors'. The razors themselves are okay, they have twin stainless steel blades and ridged plastic handles which are a bit flimsy but strong enough for what I want. The heads are about an inch or so wide, but that helps getting in the under- arms. The blades have a clear plastic safety cover over them which clips off then back on when you've finished using them.

            As for shaving they're great for legs and under arms although you do need to go over the same place a couple of times- it gets there eventually with plenty of shaving gel. The gel rinses off the blades easily whilst shaving. I'm not sure about thick facial stubble, my husband wasn't impressed with them it took an age to get shaved and I don't think they would be sharp enough for more than one close shave as they're not as sharp as a regular shaver. I can get at-least four goes out of one of these before they become too blunt though.

            I've never had a problem using these razors, they are simple to use. They don't nick me or give me razor rash and don't make deodorant sting on applying. The shavers are adequate for what I want.

            I would recommend them for light shaving jobs. It would be five stars from me because they work for me and the price is fab, but I'm knocking off a star because they not really any use for facial shaving.

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            26.09.2012 17:44
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            Only bought as part of my brand downgrade challenge

            As part of my moneysaving converting period I have downgraded my brands right down to the Tesco everyday value. These razors believe it or not only cost 13p for 5 plastic razors with two blades.

            They come in a plastic packet with the new value range blue design. The razors are quite small and thin (the plastic bit) compared to other brands like bic which I suppose is better for the environment as after around three uses on various parts of the body it needs to be thrown away.

            The blades are reasonably sharp, but not as much as others which is why you can only get 3 uses before the blade goes blunt. They are quite easy to hold in the shower as the handle is small and it is quite maneuverable.

            They are blue in colour and the blade is silver, it has a small plastic cover which clips on to protect the blade (or your fingers) in between uses. I dont think it can be recycled which is a shame and neither can the packet it comes in.

            If you shave regularly, as in men, on your face, then dont use these. They can leave your skin feeling a little delicate and my underarms have sometimes come up in a small rash if I try to do it more than every few days. On my legs there have been a few small cuts but nothing serious. Either way, the quality is not excellent, but if your on a budget then for 13p you cant go wrong. Make sure you use a nice soft shower gel whilst shaving so that the blades run over your skin smoothly.

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            06.08.2012 11:48
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            Inexpensive razors for everyday use - suits both mena nd women.

            ---Why I Buy These---

            Having men in the house means we always need razors to hand, as well as me needing to use them for underarms.
            When sons were younger and money more plentiful they would buy the expensive branded razors, which in my opinion are ridiculously expensive, but I was always happy with the Value ones - however due to shortness of money my son has also now downgraded to these razors.



            ---The Brand---

            Tesco Value Range - now called Everyday Value.



            ---The Product---

            Clear plastic bag package with blue and white on the front with images of mirrors, brushes and razors.
            5 disposable razors.
            'Developed by experts and approved by customers'.
            Made from the finest quality stainless steel.
            Basic safety message to keep away from children and you are told to rinse after use.
            Produced in Israel for Tesco.
            Made from cheap feeling navy plastic - 4 inches long by 1.5 inches wide.
            Handle has ridges for better grip and the twin blades are protected by a clear, perforated plastic cover which clips on and off.



            ---Cost---

            13p for a pack of 5 razors.



            ---My Opinion---

            Although these Value razors have been changed slightly in appearance over the years (I can remember when they were white) the basic product has remained the same.
            They are fantastic value for 13 pence - when you compare how overpriced the four bladed branded versions are.
            My son now uses these ad has no problems with them - he used to buy (or ratehr I did) the more expensive blades, but now he has to buy his own wit grant money he has downgraded as well and happily uses these wit no complaint - he has not had any rashes or nicks at all.
            Personally I have been using these Value razors for years for my underarms. They do a great job and even though it is a curved and difficult area to reach I have seldom had any nicks and definitely no rashes. I do use a crystal deodorant stone on the day of shaving as it does sting if you use a normal deodorant - but that s the same whatever you shave with.
            Although disposable we use these razors quite a few times before replacing - and could probably use them for much longer if we had to but at under 3p each you can afford to use a new one regularly.
            According to research branded razor blades are one of the most stolen items from shops - and the price some of them go for you can see why - so these inexpensive blades will always have a place in our bathroom cupboard and at 13p we can always afford to stock up on them.



            ---Star Rating---

            5 stars.



            ---Would I Recommend?---

            Yes.



            ---Website---

            www.tesco.com

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