**received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program**
This is my second (and probably last) review for my products from the Love VoxBox program! Up next is the new razor that's hitting the shelves, the Gillette Venus & Olay 5-Blade Razor with Moisture Bars. I had ended up receiving this one before the razor (the exact same one) I had previously won from Gillette Venus' Facebook page as a freebie, so I was uber excited to try it!
The packaging is awfully chunky for a razor, but that is because not only is the "razor" already in a sealed cartridge (much like the replacements you would buy at the store) but it also comes with a cute hanger for the razor that also has one of the suction thingies on it so it sticks to the bathroom tile wall, SWEET! But despite that, the package was also hard to open before even revealing the goodies inside, BUMMER!
Anywho, this razor ladies is absolutely fabulous! It smells divine (I wouldn't mind picking up a body wash/lotion/spray mist in this scent) and only needs water to get things lathered up and going. Even though the moisture bars smell wonderful, when wet they do tend to leave a "goo" behind. Nothing to freak out about or anything, but just an observation. The directions on the package state to change the razor when the blades become dull or when the moisture bars have gone down. I'm a bit worried I won't be able to tell in time when I'll need to change the cartridge but that's ways down the line, I'm sure. The five blades though give you an incredible, close shave. I had no problem getting all the icky, stubborn hairs taken care of, though I did nick my little toe knuckles (but that was my fault for being a bit fast and careless).
Me and my hubby are big Gillette fans and going on with that, these razors (and their cartridges) are pricey. Because of the quality, I would pay the price though to keep using my razor rather than switching brands. If you're looking to try it though for the first time, definitely come prepared (as usual!) with a coupon so if you don't like it, you can safely say you didn't waste $10 on a stupid razor :)
To check out more about Gillette Venus, you can visit their website, www.gillettevenus.com and look below to read more about the brand and it's fabulous new product!