First, may I just apologise. This post is long overdue, but as I wanted a good few weeks to put these products to the test, I thought I'd hang on a while.
A couple of months ago, Gillette contacted me to ask if I'd like to review their new Venus razor.
But wait...please don't write this off as 'just another beauty review".... as I know there's been a lot of debate lately as to whether beauty bloggers should accept freebies from PR companies.
I have no qualms, however...and merely see it as a perk to blogging. I only ever write honest reviews of products anyway - and if I thought a product was rubbish/not worth the money/ etc etc, I would jolly well tell you.
Anyway, rant over....
The Gillette Bikini Challenge pack came just at the right time. I was due to go on my jolly summer holidays back in September and as I was jetting off to sunnier climes, I thought 'great stuff.'
And the kind folks at Gillette sent me this lovely lot:
Yep, a full-on beautifying kit, including some Gillette avocado shaving gel, the Gillette Venus Embrace razor and the Wilkinson Sword equivalent, some Aussie hair products ,(it's sounded a bit like the Generation Game), an ASOS bikini and a bag (literally) to put it in.
Now, who's going to refuse all that lot?
So, the idea of the Bikini Challenge then, was...wait for it...to test out both the Gillette Venus Embrace and Wilkinson Sword Quattro on the bikini line (shock!) and report back to Gillette HQ with my findings. This was a simple research/marketing exercise from Gillette - and blogging about it was in no way compulsory.
But I thought I'd let you in on my findings anyway...but don't worry, there'll be no bikini shots and certainly no bikini line shots. Heaven forbid!
Onto the razors then....
I've always been a disposable razor girl myself, so getting to grips with these two (above) was pretty new to me.
The Wilkinson Sword Quattro then... I actually really liked this one. It was simple to use, quite slim and easy to handle and it came with a free holder for your bath. Woo. The attached trimmer/clipper button was, quite frankly, bloody terrifying and I'm afraid I went nowhere near it!
I used the Quattro on my legs and on the whole it gave a smooth, clean shave with little irritation. Thumbs up!
The Gillette Venus Embrace was pretty similar - and gave the same result, if I'm honest. There was no stinging/irritation afterwards and it was easy to grip. Neither was it too bulky to store. There's five individually adjustable blades, too - which ensures a smoother shave. Overall, a pretty decent product.
I'm not sure either of these razors will tear me away from my Bic disposable (sorry!) but they did a pretty good job either way. Plus, if you buy Gillette Venus and you're still not convinced, you'll get your money back!
Has anyone tried either of these and what do you reckon? x