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Venus Swirl Razor-is it really that great?

This post contains a product that was sent for review.  My opinion is my own and does not change regardless of whether product was sent or I forked over my own hard earned $$$

I’ve been a razor girl since I was about 15-so yes, over 20 years! I’ve tried a lot of razors over those 20+ years.  My main ‘hang up’ is that the refill cartridges can be pricey….and that the razors aren’t that great to begin with.

I decided I would gauge the effectiveness of the Swirl against a current ‘favored’ razor , the Dorco Shai.  Now, the Dorco does NOT have a Flexiball but other than that, they are fairly similar, take a look:

From L-R, Dorco Shai, Venus Swirl

From L-R, Dorco Shai, Venus Swirl

Dorco Shai:

Dorco Shai:

4 blades with a pivot head.  The Dorco Shai has a lubricating strip with chamomile and olive oil and rubber grip handle.

Venus Swirl:

5 blades, and moisture glade serum, as well as a microfine comb.  Also has Flexiball and rubber grip handle.

Areas tested:

Armpits, lower leg, upper leg.  Shai was used on Right side, Swirl used on the left.  I used Gillette Shave Gel for women in the scent ‘Lavendar Kiss’ on both sides.

Results:

Overall, I’ll say that both razors did a great job removing hair. I’m not showing ‘after’ results, you will have to take my word for it!!!  I will say that for areas like my armpit and knees, I did prefer the Swirl as I felt it really DID glide and flex over the curves.  Both of my legs were equally smooth but I felt better about shaving all areas with the Swirl-again, because of the flex technology.  Design-wise the Swirl wins for sure!

FYI:

The Venus Swirl will be available on February 9th at Walmart in-store and online at Walmart.ca.  Want to chat about this razor?  How about @GilletteVenus

 

 

 

Wax on, wax off with Sicilianna Beauty

Raise your hand if you’re sick of wearing your darkest sunglasses & non-descript outfit and driving to the out-of-your-neighborhood nails/wax shop. You know-the one where you walk in and there’s someone at the front table getting their acrylic tips airbrushed? You get your wax done, then you leave with a bright red upper lip and eyebrows? How will you ever explain that away to your spouse/significant/parent/sibling/child?

Let’s face it, waxing and hair removal is a part of life….and while it’s becoming more “normal” to talk about, how do you bring up in everyday conversation that you’re looking for an extra-special-someone to rip your hair out by the roots?

If you’re in the GTA or any other metropolis, there are hundreds of places you could go….from the shop scenario I described above to upscale salons/spas. But you need to feel comfortable-especially if your waxer is going to be in areas that are normally reserved for certain pairs of eyes 🙂

Since I’m getting older, hair removal has moved up on my ‘beauty priority list’ and lately I’ve been noticing this increased hair on my face more and more. I want to feel comfortable and confident wearing my hair up and exposing my hairline. I knew there was only one person for this job…..and it’s Anna.

sicilianna

I’ve known Anna for several years-she is in my ‘blogging circle.’ I actually met her at a blushpretty workshop-I believe it was a contouring one (but correct me if I’m wrong A).  She recently (and I’m not sure how recently) starting offering waxing services/lash extensions out of her very own studio!

anna

Anna is warm, inviting, but most of all professional.  She gave me a thorough once-over and suggested some areas I focus on and I gave her the green light and free reign over my face.  I want the hair gone!  Anna uses hard wax and traditional wax with strips.  The hard wax grabs the more stubborn hair apparently….and that’s what is used more frequently during a Brazilian wax. I did not get a Brazilian, and don’t think I could endure that “procedure”!

Zip, zip, zip and I was through.  Anna applied a soothing aloe product to my skin.  She tidied up my brows for me, which are a constant source of frustration for me.  She even gave me a suggestion and a plan for maintaining my skin post-wax and frequency of future appointments!  While it wasn’t entirely pain free (and it shouldn’t be, after all someone is ripping your hair out of your face by the ROOT), I felt comfortable during the process and put my hair up into a ponytail when I returned home.  YAY!

Do yourself a favor and stay on top of your hair removal-start by finding a person who is qualified and professional like Anna.

P.S. Anna did not ask me to post about her nor did I receive complimentary service.  This is me talking to you about a great esthetician!

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