Shaving made simple with the Gillette Venus® Swirl™

Venus® Swirl™All razors aren’t created equally. A few months ago I ran out of razors, so I bummed one from my son.  It was a standard disposable razor, hadn’t ever been used…and I thought it was going to tear off all of my skin! I still can’t believe he uses those things on his face. I was so happy when Gillette Venus sent me the new Venus® Swirl™ , their razor with the revolutionary FLEXIBALL™ and 5 individually adjusting Contour™ blades.

Venus® Swirl™Venus® Swirl™Thanks to the FLEXIBALL™, the razor glides right over knobby knees and ankles, grabbing and removing every hair that’s there. If you don’t absolutely love it, Venus will give you 2x your money back, that’s how confident they are with this razor. I can’t imagine anyone returning this because it is just awesome.

In addition to the FLEXIBALL™ and 5 individually adjusting Contour™ blades, it also has a water-activated MoistureGlide™ serum, which means that shaving is a pleasure even without any sort of soap or shaving cream. The handle is awesome too because it won’t slip out of wet, soapy hands.Venus® Swirl™Venus® Swirl™

Venus has great products and great info, too. Here is their list of Five Things You Didn’t Know About Hair Removal – But You Definitely Should!

1. Hair Regrowth, It’s Genetic

You may perceive that hair grows back thicker, faster and darker after a shave, but in reality, hair regrowth is determined by DNA. On average hair grows ¼ inch per month – regardless of whether you shave or not. Shaving does alter the shape of hair at the tip, which can make hair seem thicker as it grows back, so make sure you are using a razor designed to move in multiple directions to reach all your tricky areas and catch every last hair, like Venus Swirl. If not, add stubble to the list of things you got from your mama.

2.  Water Is Your BFF
When it comes to shaving, hydration is key. Dry hair can be as strong as copper wire of the same thickness, making it difficult and painful to remove. Hydrated hair is softer hair, so removing it? Super easy.

3. When it Comes to Underarms, Follow the Directions

Let’s bring it back to shaving 101. Most women were taught to shave against the direction of hair growth for the closest, smoothest shave. This method is true for most of your body, but not your underarms. Underarm hair grows in different directions, so when removing it go up, down and sideways.

4. Treat Yo Self! Invest in Quality Razors
You’re not afraid to invest in your beauty routine for great results, and your shaving routine shouldn’t be any different. Not all razors are created equal!  When you invest in a high-quality razor, you’re less likely to experience nicks and cuts because the advanced blade technology allows for more pressure to be applied to the skin for a smooth shave.

5. Hair removal is personal.
It’s not one size fits all experience – you have to find the right method for you. Test them out, and see which one fits your lifestyle. In fact, on average women use 2 ½ different methods to remove hair from different parts of the body.

You can find Gillette Venus Razors – and the awesome Venus® Swirl™ – at local drugstores everywhere.  – Lisa

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How would you like to win a BIC Simply Soleil Click? You would, I’m sure of it

BIC Simply Soleil Click

BIC Simply Soleil Click

The very first razor I ever bought was from BIC. I remember sneaking it into the house because my father was very strict about my sister and I shaving our legs. He absolutely forbid it but even though my sister and I were really obedient children, we drew the line on that. We had a “discount” drugstore that we’d spend hours in and BIC was always in our bag when we left. Much later it became a joke between us all when my father would say “I still haven’t told you that you could shave your legs.” even on our wedding days. Having this new BIC SIMPLY SOLEIL CLICK RAZOR in this gorgeous fuchsia shade has brought back great memories along with simply smooth legs!

BIC Simply Soleil

BIC Simply Soleil Click

The BIC Simply Soleil Click is a razor with removable heads but those aren’t sold separately. What you’ll receive is

  • One (1) new, brightly-colored disposable handle and six disposable cartridges in each package (refills not sold separately)
  • Three (3) blades for a flawlessly smooth shave
  • A soothing moisture strip with cocoa butter

    BIC Simply Soleil

    BIC Simply Soleil Click

BIC Simply Soleil

BIC Simply Soleil Click

There are a lot of reasons that I’m enjoying using this razor. It has a pivoting head which makes it ideal for use at my ankles and underarms especially. The moisture strip is 2.5 times larger than the average BIC razor. It was made for women and we all deserve something special made just for us. None of those blue BIC’s in our baths!! And it’s very reasonably priced at $6.99 MSRP.

BIC Simply Soleil Click

BIC Simply Soleil Click

A lot of us are guilty of not changing our razor blades often enough because of the price but with BIC Simply Soleil Click that’s not an issue. And for TEN of you it’s really not going to be an issue since BIC is happily giving 10 Beauty Info Zone US readers a chance to win one for themselves. I don’t know about you, but I love getting packages in the mail.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is for US only and will end on Thursday, August 6th at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Use the Rafflecopter to enter. If comments close toward the end of the giveaway then email me at [email protected] and label it BIC Giveaway and send me your comment, then click and continue. The more options you do, the better your chances. *Prizes will be sent by BIC (who supplied mine).

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Avene Dermo-K – buy it for him, then steal it for yourself!

The perfect product to buy for your husband/SO/brother/dad because you are such a thoughtful, amazing wife/girlfriend/sister/daughter? Avene Dermo-K.

The perfect product to then steal for yourself?? Yup. Avene Dermo-K.

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Avene Dermo-K…made for a man, perfect for a woman!

Avene Dermo-K ($27, but you can often find it cheaper at online sites like Dermstore) is a perfect solution for ingrown hairs. If the man in your life suffers from skin irritation due to shaving, he will love this. It softens the skin and hair so ingrowns heal much faster. It’s also cleansing so it reduces any chance of infection. Plus, it has no fragrance, no parabans, it’s hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic so it’s great for even extremely sensitive skin.

Avene swatch

Avene swatch

It’s billed as shaving care for men and it’s in the Avene Men’s Skincare section…but you will want this for yourself. Just smooth this on to any ingrown hairs at night and in the morning your problem will be a thing of the past. Apply it regularly and you will prevent any ingrowns from happening in the first place.

You can find Avene at various online skin care sites, as well as at dermatologist offices and local spas.  – Lisa

Ingredients:

  • Avene Thermal Spring Wate (55%) + alpha-bisabolol (0.3%) – Soothes while reducing the risk of irritation
  • Urea (5%) + Glycolic Acid (3%) + Zinc (0.1%) – Soften the skin to free the hair and prevent bacterial risks

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Have you heard of Razorpouch? Read, learn and maybe win….

When we find something unique on Beauty Info Zone we get really excited to share with you. A company called Razorpouch send us their product to test out and they were nice enough to send an extra for one of our readers.

Razorpouch

Razorpouch

I don’t know about you but I can’t be without my razor in the shower. Razorpouch has been in existence since 2009 but it’s new to me and I love having this now. I used to leave my razor on a ledge and my husband was always moving it. Plus the water streaming down from the shower head would disintegrate the gel on my Gillette Venus razorhead making me switch blades more often than I like. But, like a super hero Razorpouch, is changing that. razor pouch directionsThis is a great organization tool that saves the blades. Here’s all the pros:

  1. Safely store your razor when not in use
  2. Strong suction and magnets allow for versatile placement and usage
  3. Strong, durable design
  4. Lightweight design for traveling
  5. Versatile for storing other products like combs and grooming products
  6. Virtually maintenance-free – Wipes clean with a damp cloth
  7. Eco friendly and made with recyclable materials

While I have mine on my shower wall you can also hang it from your shower curtain or on a hook. It is giving me more time with each blade and it’s not falling down the wall. It’s staying where I put it. (And my husband doesn’t move it!!)

Razorpouch in my shower

Razorpouch in my shower

from Razorpouch.com, another way to hand your pouch

from Razorpouch.com, another way to hand your pouch

These are $6.99 with free shipping. It comes with a razor but I think it’s more for show than for use. This would be a great tool for travel too since your razor head wouldn’t be exposed.

empty Razorpouch

empty Razorpouch

Now for the giveaway. Sorry but it has to be US only since I’m worried about mailing a razor out of the country. The giveaway lasts through Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Enter via the Rafflecopter. Razorpouch may be small but the uniqueness of this is impressive!– Marcia

*sent for possible review

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Giveaway week continues with Shave with Benefits

Giveaway imageWe’d like to thank Shave with Benefits for sponsoring a giveaway for our blogoversary. This is a brand that we’ve talked about several times, shared with fellow bloggers and use all the time. Shave with Benefits

Shave with Benefits is an all natural company, part of Eco-Armour. This is a brand that’s great for men and women. The botanicals used in the products are great for everyone. This foams up making your skin soft and ready for shaving. Plus it’s a fabulous face and body wash. I (Marcia) used Bergamot + Pink Grapefruit for 2 weeks after I had an incident with a product and it calmed my skin right down. All of these contain witch hazel as the natural base for this foam as well as containing high quality aloe vera, essential oils, vegetable glycerin and citric acid.ingredients for Shave with Benefits Mint+Eucalyptus

Pomegranate + Mango is a refreshing, calming and moisturizing tropical shaving blend.

Mint + Eucalyptus has a tingly, invigorating and energizing shave sensation!

Bergamot + Pink Grapefruit is soothing, gentle citrus solution for super sensitive skin!

There will be two U.S. winners and they’ll each receive all three of these in the 1.7 oz size. You’ll get to see for yourself why this was such a rave for me that I used it in my Makeup Wars Spa Day post. Wait for the Rafflecopter. This is open through May 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

*prizes provided by Eco-Armour/Shave with Benefits

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