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Two of the biggest names in hair removal have joined forces to bring you a super IPL system like no other – the Gillette Venus Naked Skin designed by Braun Intense Pulsed Light Hair Reduction System. Must they come up with such long names?
Any way! You’ll know I’m no stranger to hair removal (having tried every method available) so I gladly accepted the Venus Naked Skin Challenge by Gillette to trial and document my findings of this at-home IPL system.
I am intrigued how this device will perform especially as I am a fervant fan of Gillette Venus razor blades and have been using Braun’s epilators for years. These are two names I wholeheartedly trust.
Apparently I will see noticeable results after 6 sessions with regular use. It’s designed for use on the legs, arms, bikini area and underarms, but is only suitable for certain skin types with dark hairs, like a lot of IPL devices.
Over the next 12 weeks I shall be sharing my views on Just Nice Things with videos and of course I will show you how it all works so check back in two weeks for my first round-up. Let me know if you have any burning questions (excuse the pun but you’ve got to admit it was a pretty good one!).
In the mean time, you can visit the official site here for more information.
The Gillette Venus Naked Skin designed by Braun Intense Pulsed Light Hair Reduction System is available from Boots and www.boots.com priced at £399.99.
Today we have a guest post courtesy of the lovely Rhian from Pretty Green Eyes who’s been trialling some products from Gillette’s Venus range. Rhian is new on the beauty bloggers’ block so do check out her blog and her eye make-up skills. In the mean time, let’s see how she got on…
I was asked by Sheenie to trial some new Gillette shaving products. Perfect timing some may say as the sun has decided to finally show itself, giving everyone in Britain the hope that it may be here to stay.
I have been a fan of the Gillette Venus range since the product was first introduced. It has always been my ‘go to’ brand when selecting a new razor so I was more that happy to do a guest blog post.
The products I’ve reviewed are two different razors (Pro Skin – Moisture Rich and Pro Skin – Sensitive) as well as a Satin Care Shave Gel, so let’s take these products one by one.
Satin Care Pure & Delicate
This is an interesting one, as I have never actually purchased shaving gel previously – shocking, huh? I always had the preconception that it wouldn’t really make much difference and opted for either shower gel or conditioner. I went into it with an open mind and the outcome? WHY HAVE I NOT USED THIS PRODUCT BEFORE? A little goes a long way and it makes the whole shaving process far more pleasant. My skin definitely felt smoother afterwards and I am not sure whether it was a psychological thing but my legs also appeared to stay smoother for longer than usual.
The shaving gel that I had to test was designed for sensitive skin and for that reason was unscented. Normally I would always pick up a toiletry product with some sort of fruity scent as this is just my preference but I cannot actually fault the product itself. It also promises to minimize the risk of skin irritation (I’m not someone that suffers from sensitive skin) so I’ll take their word for it.
This product has definitely made a shaving gel virgin in to a shaving gel convert in one application and is something I would repeat purchase. Gillette Shaving Foam retails for £3.99 and is available nationwide.
Pro Skin – Moisture Rich
The first razor I plumped for was the Moisture Rich. The product promises to protect your skin as you shave using the fitted shave gel bars enhanced with body butters (olive, kokum and avocado). It did not disappoint in terms of the efficiency of the blades and if anyone should be an expert in this by now it would be Gillette.
I used the product with both the Satin Care shave gel and on its own with just water. If anything the product performed better without the additional shave gel as it seemed to leave my skin a little too lubricated. Without the additional shave gel the shave gel bars were great especially for those times when you need to shave your legs in a hurry – girls, we’ve all been there. My only gripe is the price of the razor at £10.99, which is pricey when you need to change the blades more often due to the shave gel bars wearing down quicker.
Pro Skin – Sensitive
I switched to this razor coincidentally after the shave gel bars had disappeared on the Moisture Rich razor. Again this razor is designed to reduce the irritation that comes with shaving. This razor has five blades as opposed to the Moisture Rich that has three. The blades are spaced close together to reduce pressure and achieve a closer shave. In addition the razor also has a lubricating strip and an “extra-rich ribbon of moisture” to lubricate and protect the skin. The result? A really close shave. In all honesty I was more impressed with this razor than I was with the Moisture Rich mainly because of the finish of the actual shave, this razor seemed to get much closer than the previous and it doesn’t have the limited use of the shave gel bars that the Moisture Rich has. It also retails for £1 less than the Moisture Rich at £9.99.
Would I recommend all products? Yes, I would. However I would wait for them to go on offer, most retailers run half price offers a lot of the time.
On one last note to the people at Gillette if I could improve a Gillette Venus razor in any way it would not be colour or added shave gel bars or even a fancy advert showing everyone how perfect Jennifer Lopezs’ legs are. It would simply be to add the one little blade on the back that they have on the men’s razors. Not much to ask for surely? That little blade is perfect for around the ankles and those other hard to reach areas – So please Gillette add that one little feature to a Venus razor.
I have a little guest review for you today from one of my colleagues, Lorna. I tasked her with defuzzing and testing out Gillette Venus’ Oceana disposable razors. Here’s how she got on…
I was asked to trial the new Venus Oceana Disposable razors which offer a new shaving concept and solution to the renowned Venus razor range.
Having been a constant and loyal user of the Venus permanent razor for many years, I was surprised to discover that the Venus Oceana razors proved to offer the same close shave results.
First impressions of the Venus Oceana razor was how much lighter in weight they are than the permanent razor. The handle was easy to grip and as a result, the Venus Oceana easily manoeuvred around difficult areas such as around the knees and under arms.
Other observations include the blade on the Venus Oceana did not appear to produce as close a cut. The blade seemed to just hover over the skin. However, something must have been working as I was nicely surprised to find the results were of the same quality as with the permanent razor and there was no regrowth for at least three days and my legs were smooth and soft to the touch.
The Venus Ocean Disposables should certainly be a holiday beauty essential. I know they will be for me. But why just save them for the holidays??
Retailing at around £4.50 for a pack of three, the Venus Oceana razors are available widely in supermarkets and chemists.
I have a confession to make. I’m really enjoying American Idol at the moment. (James FTW, although I do find Scotty strangely compelling – how does that body contain that voice?).
I tuned in because I wanted to see how Steven Tyler was doing. Weirdly, as it turns out. He’s definitely from the same mould as Paula Abdul. But then I rapidly found myself a bit mesmerised by Jennifer Lopez. Not only is she absolutely beautiful, she seems so nice. The bit when she was crying as they had to reject the boy whose girlfriend was disabled? Waaaaah!
So, in her spare time away from telling these idols that they made it their own and that they look amazing, Jennifer Lopez is also fronting the new Gillette Venus campaign.
Unlike Sheenie, I’m a total wax dodger and far too (plucked) chicken to use an epilator – it will take a lot to prise me away from my relationship with the Venus razor.
I’ve been using Venus razors for about the last 15 years. I’ve never been tempted to stray or try anything else as these work so well. A close and comfortable shave that never cuts or upsets my skin. So whilst the Embrace isn’t exactly new, I urge any of you who are still scraping away with a disposable razor to give this one a go.
Something that is new though (or new to me), is the Bikini Trimmer. What a great idea. The concept is that you can forget scissors and battery-operated devices — just guide over bikini hair in a shaving motion to neatly trim hair for the look you want. Then finish with Venus Embrace razor for a close, curve-hugging bikini shave. Alrighty. It’s a great idea and I recommend it highly for those of us who aren’t brave enough to go for the waxing option.
Will these products give you legs like Jennifer Lopez? Probably not. But at least its a start, especially with summer resolutely on the way.
*These products were sent to me for review purposes*
All images courtesy of http://www.gillettevenus.com/