Monday, November 23, 2009

A Close Shave - For Women Only

This morning when I went to shave my legs, I discovered I was out of razors.

You ladies know the kind. Cheap, disposable single blades that used to cost a $1.19 for two dozen and now cost about triple that for 20. We use each disposable until it's rusty and then get a new one. If we're lucky a whole bag will last several months. Maybe even a year if the blades don't rust.

My husband now uses a Gillette Mach 3 razor, generally, but he complains about the cost of the blades. And they are terribly expensive. So the last time we were in Sams Club, he bought a big box of Bic Comfort 3 razors. They were cheaper than the others and he declared they would last just as long.

So I dug one of those out of the box and went for it.

My gosh. I had no idea I could actually enjoy shaving my legs. Who knew a razor made such a difference? That thing glided up my calf and in behind my knee without so much as nick or a whimper and left everything so silky smooth - even with soap for my shaving lather - that it was almost sexy. My legs purred, I swear.

Quality does make a difference sometimes, doesn't it? I can only imagine what this might feel like if I actually spring for some shaving lotion.

It will be really hard going back to the drugstore brand when this razor gets dull.


  1. Ya, a new razor can make all the difference in the world. We use the Mach 3 razors also. My legs only purr though about once every couple of months... so call me lazy or better yet, call me Harry/Hairy.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  2. HA HA, most entertaining post and reply I've seen in a while. =) Thanks for the tip.

    I hope you and Di have a great Thanksgiving!!!

  3. We use the Mach 3 also, but I still can't get a close enough shave! Maybe I should spring for the shaving cream too...

  4. Don't go back to the store brand!! We all deserve some luxury now and then : )

  5. Ha! Ha! Ha! We use the cheap kind, when I use them, that is. Thankfully this is the season for long pants!!!

    The purring legs crack me up! Maybe Santa will have to put good razors in the stockings.

  6. Well Sis,
    As a man I can tell ya, a cheap razor causes us too many problems. I use the Mach 3 Turbos and yep, they are expensive. I get no razor burn or anything with them. So I can only imagine what they would do for you girls. I agree with your other comments..........a simple splurge can makes the legs purr!!!

  7. I only have to wait another month to get my Venus 3 blades. My husband actually buys them and puts them in my Christmas stocking knowing I'm too cheap. I've been using the Noxema triple disposable blade from Target, (I got two for one) much better than the crappy ones I usually buy. BTW, I've tried a couple of electric shavers and none of them have ever worked. Anyone have any luck with them?

  8. I love those but they are expensive!

    Men's products always work better than women's for some reason.


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