I was recently sent a Venus Embrace razor to review. When I opened the box and saw the razor, I was a little confused. I've never really thought of razors as a beauty product. It's more like a wash cloth or a shower puff - something that you need in your shower, but not something to put a lot of thought into. I've never spent much money on razors - I usually buy a four-pack of Noxema razors once a month. They cost less than $4 and come in fun colors. Good enough for me. Or it used to be.
Now, I'm all Venus Embrace. The first time I used the razor, I couldn't believe how smooth it was. It felt less like I was shaving my legs and more like a gentle exfoliation. The five blades and flexible head get every little hair without nicking the skin- even around dicey areas like the knees and ankles. The head features a solid ribbon of moisture (is it soap? is it lotion? I don't know) that gives the razor just the right amount of slip. Slip is important; it's one of the reasons I forgo shaving cream in favor of hair conditioner. I slather my legs and shave away.
I almost had a coronary when I went to Target to buy refills for the razor. $14 for 4. But I've reconsidered the beauty status of razors. Plus, I'm able to get a solid 2 weeks of use out of each razor. And my husband appreciates the fact that I now enjoy shaving my legs and do so on a daily basis (even in the winter! I know!) - so the price is fully justifiable. Shaving now feels less like a chore and more like a bona fide beauty treatment.