Back when I was in high school, I got a free pink razor in the mail and thought it was one of the best days of my life. Ok, I might be exaggerating, but it is nice getting free stuff! Ever since then, I’ve been buying their blade refills at the store for $20 a pack. On top of that, I had to get a store employee to open that locked cabinet to grab a refill. Such a hassle!
On top of that, I had to get a store employee to open that locked cabinet to grab a refill. Such a hassle!It’s tough keeping my legs smooth all year round when blades are expensive and inconvenient to buy. I tried using the same blade for a while, but that got gross. I don’t advise it. Then one of my friends told me about how she joinedDollar Shave Club. Wait, isn’t that a club only for guys? Apparently women are in the Club, too. I gave it a try and want to tell you about my experience.
WHAT I ORDERED
went to their website and saw that they were offering a $1 trial for any of their razors. Their site said there was no obligation to buy anything else, so I figured I had nothing to lose and ordered their best razor, the "Executive." My friend said she also tried their 4X Razor, which has four-blades, but she said the six blade Executive “glided” across her skin — so that’s what I decided to try. It looks like a men’s razor, but it should be higher quality if it has to shave a face, right? It comes with four replacement blades and free shipping, all for $9. Not bad.
I read the reviews for their Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter and it got 4.7 out of 5. People seemed to like it a lot, and I’d never shaved with “butter,” so I added it to my order. The box came in the mail a few days later, and I actually forgot that I had ordered it. It felt like I had just received a gift in the mail, except that I paid for it. Well hey, treat yourself!
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
So here’s what came in my box:
- The Executive Razor handle
- Four cartridge refills
- Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter
- Member Handbook (leaflet with how the club works and a note from the CEO, nice touch!)
MY FIRST TIME SHAVING WITH BUTTER
I set up my shower with my new goodies, and my legs were ready for a shave. I slathered it on and it actually feels like butter. Surprisingly, the Shave Butter went on clear - but it helps you see where you need to shave - I get it now.
I start using the Executive, and it literally did glide. Very smooth shave, and was just as easy on my underarms and lady areas. I mean... you gotta be careful around there.
It left my legs feeling soft and moisturized. Usually I put on moisturizer after I shave, but I didn’t need it with the Butter. Plus it’s formulated without parabens and they don’t test on animals - I like that.
Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter
- Glides on your skin - great for sensitive areas
- Goes on clear so you can see where you’re shaving
- Leaves skin very soft
- No parabens
- Free of animal-cruelty
Overall, I like it a lot. Definitely would use the butter again.
For the amount I was paying, I wasn’t sure if I was going to get the same quality or experience. But the razor is really sharp and just as good as my other ones. The one thing I wish they had was a handle holder for the shower, but for the amount of money I’m saving and convenience.
I’ll take Dollar Shave Club any day. I get a whole set of refills at a fair price (just $9 a month now since my $1 trial month) and it’s shipped straight to my door. One less errand to think about. Ladies, if you have been overpaying for those pink razors, give Dollar Shave Club a try. Trust me.