Saturday, May 17, 2014

Influenster Venus® Snap with Embrace Review {And how-to shave with your 45 pound dog}

I got a new Influenster VoxBox this week! I'm super excited about it!

Inside my complimentary VoxBox was this little beauty:

Just in case you don't know what that is, it's a Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace, and I LOVE IT! HOLY GOODNESS WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE! Sorry about my shouting, but man oh man, I really like this thing. You can see in the picture there is a little handle (That round thing under the word "Venus") the pink part is a soft, easy to grab rubber that helps you keep a good grip on your razor without that TERRIBLE, AWFUL, OH-LORD-PLEASE-DON'T-LET-MY-WRIST-SLIP-OH-MAN-I'M-GOING-TO-BLEED-OUT moment.

After living for a year in a house that legitimately only had about 10-12 minutes of hot water, I'm a speed shaver by default, and I didn't cut myself once on my legs or underarms. Let me tell you, friends, that is a feat in and of itself. I hate using regular razors because it seems like I ALWAYS shave the side of my knee. or the dreaded ankle area and my hand slips ever so slightly, and then I have a 4" gash on my leg and I'm bleeding so bad I consider using a tourniquet. This flat handle makes it so incredibly easy to get a good grip and be able to shave my whole leg #inasnap! The embrace razor heads are awesome too, because ALL YOU NEED IS WATER! SENSITIVE SKIN LADIES UNITE! I absolutely detest shaving cream because I'm either allergic to it, it stinks, or it is completely useless and gives me razor burn anyway. With the Embrace heads, you don't even need it. Don't like the Embrace razor refills? Well, you're in luck because this little beauty can fit ALL Gillette Venus razor cartridges, just like their regular razors.

Just to put this into perspective, I gave a dog a bath the same day I got my VoxBox. I ended up inside the bathtub with her and was able to hold the dog with one arm and shave with the other while both of us were covered in shampoo and shed dog hair, AND I DIDN'T CUT  MYSELF! This thing is a godsend. Also, growing up, I promised myself I was not an animal person, and that I would leave all the animal care to Madi, my younger sister, but that seems to have been in vain, because I am seriously a bleeding-heart animal lover now. I may not ever have children and just dress up all the neighborhood animals instead.

***I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions, shaving stories, and dog washing opinions are from my own brain, and I am not compensated to give a good review.***