Shaving your legs has to be one of those monotonous tasks up there with cleaning your toilet and sorting out your knicker drawer… you know it has to be done, you know it’ll be so much better when you finish, but there are much more exciting tasks that you could fill your time with. It’s the same with razor shopping… you know you should really spend time comparing and contrasting the 30 different types on the shelf to get the right one for you (do I need a throw-away or a proper one, an extra smooth one, one with added bits around the blade, something that vibrates, something that does a little dance?) but you inevitably pick the same one up time and time again. For me it’s been the blue Venus razor – the reliable, know-where-you-are-and-what-it-does, safe option.
So this weekend I was a little more spontaneous. There was a promotional area in Boots where a lot of the Gillette razors were half price – I was like a kid in a candy store, spoilt for choice. I settled for the Gillette Venus Spa Breeze razor, which is a bit of a mouthful but it looked pretty. Not only does this cute pink razor come with two razor heads (I checked the rest and most only come with one… what can I say, I’m a cheapskate!) but it has an added gel bar with green tea fragrance, so there’s no need for shaving gel. Hooorah!
I’m rubbish when it comes to shaving gel. I end up getting it everywhere but on my legs, and put so much on that I can’t even see where I’m supposed to be shaving. I always end up lathering up some shower gel and killing two birds with one stone… but this morning routine is now over! This lovely razor applies the gel before the razor touches your skin, leaving you with super smooth legs in half the time. I was worried it would go a bit gloopy and stick itself to my bathroom tiles, but so far I’ve been pleasantly suprised. Now I’ve got no excuse for stubby legs! And neither do you….