Saturday, February 14, 2015

NEW Venus Swirl Razor: Review

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
Hey guys, hope your weekend is going well! Seeing that it's Valentine's Day today, I think it's quite fitting to talk about the new Gillette Venus Swirl Razor ($19.99 CAD for one razor and two cartridges). Equipped with the innovative, brand new Flexiball handle, this razor glides across every contour of the body, providing a flawless shave. To read more about the features of the Venus Swirl (and check out the razor in action), click.......
Venus Swirl Razor
Although the unique handle is the main star of the new Venus Swirl Razor, there are actually quite a few innovations in this razor. But let's start with the main feature: the Flexiball. Instead of a traditional handle, Venus Swirl has a large silver ball that connects the razor head to the razor handle. The ball allows the razor head to swivel left and right to accommodate curves and dips on the body.
The swivel Flexiball feature only allows the razor to safely rotate to a certain degree so you get flexibility but not uncontrolled swerving.
Venus Swirl in action
Another innovation of the Venus Swirl is its MicroFine comb, a tiny row of little plastic teeth that helps capture every hair so the blades can provide the closest shave. This is such a genius feature, it's so intuitive yet it's the first time I've seen something like this on a razor.
Note the tiny row of MicroFine comb that helps capture every single hair
In addition to the Flexiball handle and the MicroFine comb, the blades of the Venus Swirl are in fact the thinnest blades from Gillette! And like most Venus razors, Swirl comes with a MoistureGlide serum around the blades to help the blades glide.
I visited one of my local Walmarts and they had an awesome display that shows how the Venus Swirl is different from traditional razors:
I gave the razor a try a couple nights ago and the Flexiball handle truly makes a difference! I often have trouble shaving the back of my legs and my ankles without accidentally nicking myself. However, with a handle that swivels, I can easily reach tricky areas without have to contort my body or strain my wrist!

Select Walmarts across Canada will be hosting pop-up Venus Swirl stations this Valentine's weekend so be sure to visit any of these following Walmart locations from 10:30 to 4:30 to check out the new Venus Swirl Razors and get a free Venus with a Touch of Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel:

Ontario: 
Toronto – 900 Dufferin St.
Scarborough – 1900 Eglinton Ave. E.
Mississauga – 100 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga – 800 Matheson Blvd. W.
Brampton – 30 Coventry Rd.
Oakville – 234 Hays Blvd.
Kitchener – 1400 Ottawa St. S

BC: 
Surrey – 2355 160 St.
Langley – 20202 66th Ave.

Quebec: 
St. Leonard – 7445 Boul. Langelier

Have you spotted the new Venus Swirl Razors in stores yet? If you are a regular razor user, definitely check these out, the Flexiball handle is a truly innovative feature!
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