It's summertime, and that means it's time for shorts *cringe* and bathing suits *shudder*. It also means (well, for most us,) lots of time spent shaving your legs.
As a Buzzagent, I was recently sent a package of Bic Soleil Bella razors to review.
The first thing you notice about them are the fun colors. Your husband isn't going to accidentally pick one up and use it on his face. (Although when he sees how nice yours legs feel, he might do it on purpose...) They also have a nice rubber grip, which helps prevent the razor slipping and subsequent gashes. The best feature, in my opinion, is that they have 4 blades. I remember when 2 blades was a big deal, and then 3 became pretty standard. These have 4! They also have something the Bic people are calling E-Z rinse technology. That means the blades are less likely to get all gunked up with soap and hair. (Kind of gross, but it happens, right?)
So here's my experience:
I used these while I was in a hurry, and was out of shaving cream. I just used bar soap. The resulting shave was very close, and I had no razor burn. The only nic I got was where I accidentally shaved over a previous cut that I had gotten with another razor. The rubber grips were helpful, and the 4 blades made for a fast, extra close shave.
Incidentally, I tested these in the tub while bathing with my two kiddos as well. (Am I the only one who has to do this?) My son chose this particular day to ask what I was doing while I was shaving my legs. I tried explaining to him, and he clearly didn't understand. Finally, I told him to touch my unshaved leg. He declared it was "scratchy". Then I said touch the shaved one. He said it was "soft."
My husband later confirmed that he thought my legs felt soft. (He sort of functions as the "leg hair police" around here, and doesn't hesitate to let me know if I'm prickly.)
So there you go. Two unbiased opinions. lol.
These razors are retailing for around $6 for a three pack. Buzzagent sent me several $3.00 off coupons to hand out. I'm giving a few to some to some girls I know in the real world, and I want to give some away here. The first 3 commenters here will receive (2) $3.00 off coupons each. That means you'll get to try out some great razors really cheap, and hey, you'll still have to worry about that bathing suit, but at least you won't have hairy legs. (After leaving your comment, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, so I can drop the coupons in the mail to you asap.)
A few side notes:
*In the interest of full disclosure, I was not paid for this review. I did receive said package of razors, and above noted coupons. That's all.
*I will be buying some more of these for myself. Seriously.
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*I sort of can't believe I just made a whole post for strangers to read about shaving my legs...