This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Gillette Venus but all opinions are 100% my own.
I’m not ashamed to admit that during the winter I rarely shave my legs. I’m not wearing shorts and a little extra hair adds some warmth. This year Spring has come a bit early to South Carolina and that means it’s time to break out the shorts and the razors.
I’m not even going to lie when SheSpeaks asked if I wanted to review the Gillette Venus Swirl and I realized what it was I jumped at the chance. I bought my husband the Gillette ProGlide last summer and he absolutely loves it so I figured that the Gillette Venus Swirl would be similar.
Of course once I got the Gillette Venus Swirl out of the package, before I even put the blades on, you know I had to test to see if it really did swivel like the animation above. It did but it was a little stiff, however, once I applied the blades the motion became much smoother and I couldn’t wait to use it!
If the swivel action of the Gillette Venus Swirl didn’t have me ready to try the Gillette Venus Swirl then reading about the blades would have. The blade head of the Gillette Venus Swirl totes a new Microfine Comb, five Contour blades, and the blue strips are a MoistureGlide Serum that is water activated. Yep I was sold.
The real question though was to stick with my old shaving cream, a cheap one from Walmart, or go with the Gillette Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shaving Cream that was sent with the Gillette Venus Swirl. Seeing as how I have eczema and the one I normally use is for sensitive skin so it doesn’t irritate the eczema as much I was all set to go with my normal shaving cream.
However, when I tested the product on the back of my hand for the pictures for this post I fell in love with not only how creamy the texture of the Gillette Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shaving Cream was but also how moisturizing it felt not only sitting on my skin but after I wiped it off. When I looked back at the packaging and realized that was because it had 5 times the moisturizers in it I knew I had to try this with the Gillette Venus Swirl.
Having eczema you go into shaving knowing that you’re going to have some nicks, so when you have a shaving experience with hardly any you’re wowed…when you have none you’re down right shocked. The Gillette Venus Swirl did such a great job of adjusting around my knees and any flareups I had but it still got all the hairs! My legs were so smooth afterwards and I had no nicks. I’ve already added replacement blades for the Gillette Venus Swirl to my grocery list.
Enter below for your chance to win a $20 Walmart Gift Card so you can try the Gillette Venus Swirl and Gillette Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shaving Cream.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Hahaha, you crack me up about not shaving in the winter. I shave all year because I workout in shorts, so I keep up with it 🙂
I just keep it real 😉 Seriously though I shave during the winter just not as often, although now that I have this that might change.
Wow, this razor looks great, I love how it’s able to swivel! I have used Venus razors before and they work awesome.
I’ve been using Venus forever because they last forever! I haven’t tried the new venus swirl, but I will definitely be buying it for summer. I shave every other day year round because I can’t stand the way hairy legs feel against the sheets at night. 🙂
that looks like one mean razor that would do the job very well. No nicks is a good thing.
Lisa @bitesforbabies says
This reminds me of a man’s razor…I use my husband’s all the time! lol! He’d be happy to know I might buy this for myself!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Thanks so much for this great giveaway! I’m always on the lookout for a new razor. I haven’t found one that I really love yet.
Lani @ Life Anchored says
I’ve always loved Gillette products, and not just because it’s my maiden name. Will have to pick this up next time at the store and give it a try. Summer comes early in Texas too.
Melissa Pezza says
This looks like a great razor. You need a good razor to keep your legs from looking like you got into a fight with a lawn mower.
LOL I love how you put that and you are exactly!
I love the violet purple color 🙂
I know isn’t it great!
I’ve seen the men’s version of this! But didn’t realize they had a women’s venus one out now.
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
The Venus razor is the one I always use – will have to try this one with the swivel!! And I only shave like once a month. Benefits of having really light hair!! lol
Treats by Tanya says
That looks like a sleek razor! It would inspire me to start shaving now that spring is finally here too lol 😉
My wife has been using Venus for over 5 years and her arms and legs are always subtle and soft I love the way it makes her skin feels.
Olivia Schwab says
I’ve used Gillette Venus Swirls before and I love it! Such a great product and such a great giveaway!
Grace Hodgin says
I’ve been seeing a lot of information about this type of razor and it looks great. I need a new one so I am going to put this on my shopping list.
I am intrigued by the swivel ball alone! This looks like a really neat razor! I’m always up for trying out new razors!!
That looks so nice! I’ve always loved VENUS products!
Cara (@StylishGeek) says
You and I share the same sentiment! I am loving this Gillette Venus Swirl right now…even blogged about it today! 🙂
Great minds 😉
Chubskulit Rose says
I don’t shave but I have a friend who does and she uses Venus as well Not sure if she tried this new with swirl. .
I like Venus above all others for a ladies shaver. Entered your giveaway too, thanks for hosting!
Bonnie @ wemake7 says
This razor looks awesome. My husband loves his proglide as well. I really want to try this new razor out. Thanks for the giveaway.
Nina Say says
This is my number one favorite razer brand. I can’t wait to try this combo together.
Mhie Lee says
I don’t blame you of not shaving on winter- I bundled-up like eskimo so nothing really to worry those cold months. I’m just thankful I don’t shave my legs and that’s one think being an asian girl that I have no hair at my legs if there some its visible and no reason to shave at all.
Liz Mays says
I should definitely look into trying out one of those razors. If I get one, Ill have to go with the violet swirl for shaving cream!
I totally want to try this razor!!!
Terri Ramsey says
This is gonna be perfect for those girls hates a lot of hair in underarm and also on our V shape. This is awesome giveaway!
I don’t shave as often in the winter, but mainly because It is so cold, and I love just standing in the hot water!
Elizabeth O. says
Finally, this is the kind of razor I’ve been looking for! Perfect for spring season!
I’m so glad I’m not the only woman who opts to not shave her legs in the winter. Just call me Chewbacca, haha. I always use Gilllette Venus razors because they are the best for my sensitive skin, I can’t wait to find this new model!
My skin is so sensitive, but I appreciate the fact that this razor is able to get the job done without irritating my skin in the least. It’s a definite must have!
Elizabeth O. says
I love using Gilette razors! It has never failed me since I started shaving my legs with it. Awesome product ever since!
Pauline C. says
I have yet to try the Gilette cream, but I’m looking forward to it! I’ve always been a big fan of Gilette products!
I’ve heard great things about this razor!! I really need to try it!
Laura MyNewestAddiction says
I have and LOVE this razor!
R U S S says
While I don’t really shave ( thanking mom for her genes, practically hairless ) I do love the way this product is designed. It looks very girlie and not the usual scary-looking razor. The flexiball – swirl feature makes it a lot more functional.
michele d says
Love Gillette razors. They simple are the best razors on the market. Used this brand for many many years. After I shave my skin is so smooth. Love using them!
Ha! right? Winter is the best time to forget shaving legs! But I’m hopeful that it’s almost shorts weather so I’ll have to pick up some Venus razors soon!
Kori Tomelden says
I love the Gillette Venus razor, only one I use since they came out with it. I’m definitely going to have to look into getting this one.
I love the look of that razor, so sleek and feminine. I love the color too. Going to check it out.
Jess Scull says
I was so impressed with this razor! I have been loving it
I have seen this razor at Target and have been intrigued by it! It looks so cool and I am a huge fan of Venus razors, I may have to give this a shot!
I love the flex ball! I will have to grab this.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks like a great razor to try. I will have to pick up one for myself and one for my daughter to try.
Yona Williams says
I am in love with the design of this razor – I think it is incredibly sleek and attractive-looking. I don’t shave my legs at all, but my confession is that I take my time with the underarm hair. Sometimes, life gets so hectic, I forget.
Looks and sounds like a great razor! The one I have now isn’t fabulous. I may need to give this one a try!
Christina Aliperti says
I am slightly worried about how excited I just got over a razor and shaving cream. But I need to try them. I love the blade and all the moisturizers.
I’m a Winter yeti too as my boys call it. I figure the weather is so bad here, no one is going to see anyway! Love Gillette in our family though 🙂
Stephanie Louise (@StephLouiseATB) says
I haven’ tried this one yet so I’ll have to check it out!
Life as a Convert says
I just shaved a few minutes ago.. Would have loved to have had this razor. I just had a cheap one and ended up cutting my legs. Ouch!
Cherri Megasko says
I’ve used a Venus for years, but I’ve never tried the Swirl model. If and when mine breaks I will give the Swirl a whirl!
I haven’t seen this product in stores yet, but looks great. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!
Ahhhhhh shaving -_- why couldn’t we just all be hairless 😉 but Gillette is definitely the brand I always buy! Have since I was a kiddo 🙂
Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says
I’ve always been a fan of Gillette. I use this razor now and am very pleased with it!
I have to admit that I’m a soap and razor kinda gal instead of shaving cream/ gel. I also have a skin condition on my one leg that only allows me to shave it once before I have to toss it so I am always using the disposable! You seemed to really like this though and I’m glad you found it!
Tonya C says
Wow, I must try this Venus swivel razor! I already use Venus products but hadn’t seen this one. I bet it is awesome! On my next shopping list!
I think their razors are great but out of my price range! I try to stock up when they have coupons. I will need to look for this new one.
I love gilette products, I always buy their razors; they just always seem the best!
Kristine Foley says
Fancy razor! I’m going to need it after not shaving pretty much my whole pregnancy haha!
Ha! Well at least you had the excuse of being pregnant for not shaving 😉
Shannon Gurnee says
I haven’t used this razor or shaving gel before. Sounds like something I might want to try. Thanks for sharing.
Danielle @ We Have It All says
Great giveaway, I could use a new razor. I’ve been using mine for far too long. I haven’t seen this new Gillette either, I’d love to try it.