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Even though I have explored (and am still exploring!) alternative body hair management methods, shaving is still the easiest for me most days… if I have the right razor on hand.
Because the truth is, I hate shaving when I can’t use quality razors. I’m not talking just about the blades, either. The handle plays just as big a part in the experience and results. Low-quality, light, hollow disposable razors just don’t cut it for me anymore. They slip right out of my hands, and it’s hard for me to get the right amount of pressure for a close shave without irritating my skin.
Since shaving became a regular part of my beauty routine, I did the “glow up” from the lower-quality plastic razors to Gillette Venus razors. I’ve probably used every version of their handles, switching up the heads that are universally attachable. Until now, my all-time favorite had been the Gillette Venus Snap, which is small, compact and great for traveling with.
Well, there’s a new Gillette Venus razor that’s giving the Snap a run for its money. The new Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth is giving me all the luxury vibes, with a metal handle with anti-slip grip points. The silver metal handle isn’t just all for aesthetics, though. It’s weighted and perfectly balanced for a better hold and control while shaving. Because of it’s solid design, this razor will stand the test of everyday wear and tear without dulling.
The razor comes with two cartridges of the new Extra Smooth razor heads, which has 5 diamond-like coated blades that give you an ultra-close shave, and skin with a smooth feel that lasts. The 360 degree Ribbon of Moisture completely surrounds the blades so you get the benefits before and after the shaving motion. The lubricant is activated by water for an easy glide and protection against irritation.
I need to have my razors moisturizing my skin before and after the blade hits my skin, since the act of shaving can whisk away surface moisture from your skin. I think the 360 design is genius and assures that you get a little extra TLC for your skin and a soft, touchable finish. It makes a huge difference, which I can feel when I step out of the shower. Plus, I’m less likely to cut myself because of the double moisture.
Especially as the weather starts becoming a little more tolerable, I’ve personally been slipping in a lot of slit dresses that provide coverage, but still show off a little leg. Even after a dry winter, shaving with the new razor gives me the confidence to start wearing these types of outfits instead of covering up completely. They have that silky finish I’m eager to catch the light with.
If you prefer more premium-feeling beauty products, but don’t want to break the bank, check out the new Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth at Target. You have to hold it in your hands to understand! And while you’re in Target, check out the Gillette Venus Touch and Learn Display available – it’s up until 4/22!
I use to buy only Gillette…I don’t know why I don’t anymore! Weird! I guess next trip I will pick up this one and give a try!
I’ll be honest – I use super cheap disposables. Maybe it’s time I step up my game!
These are really good!
I have a Gilette Venus too!
I’ve been using Gilette Venus razors for years! They’re just the best I’ve found so far.
Gillette Venus is the only range I use! You can’t go wrong with it.
This is definitely an effective razor.
I have always loved Venus and I really like this one!!!
I love my Gillette Venus razor. But since the handle of the one I’m using it quite worn out by now then I need a new one and I think I might give this one a try.
This is such a great review – I love your pics!
Kristina | The Feminine Files
Venus is such a great razor and I LOVE the new sleek look!
I just can’t deal with the cheap, disposable razors! I actually still use a Gillette Mach 3 handle from when I couldn’t find a reusable razor for women (before the release of the Venus if I recall correctly)! I suppose by now it wouldn’t hurt to get a new one, lol!
I prefer good quality razors too. Gilette Venus is my fav.
I am a long time Venus razor user, I won’t pick up any other brand! I need to get one of the metal ones, now.
I actually hate the razors that have those ribbons of moisture. I prefer regular razors.
Kristi V BeginNails
I agree, the RIGHT razor definitely will make or break you. I used a cheap one while on vacation and got HORRIBLE razor burn. I had red bumps all over my legs that it looked like a hoard of moquettes had attacked me! It was so bad!
My Nail Polish Obsession
Nice review, good info. I’m so lazy with razors. I want to quit shaving, so tedious.
I just bought a SNAP with 11 blades on sale at Costco. But if there’s a sale on this one I’ll pick this up too.
I hardly shave anymore, thanks to laser hair but I still have razor for some stubborn hairs.
Great review! Oh and very nice product photos!
Great Review. I love Gillette Venus, It’s quite honestly the only razor I use. It gives a smooth flawless shave and leave my skin feeling moisturized.
carrie @ frugal foodie mama
I have been using the Venus Embrace for years now. I will have to check this new one out soon! 🙂
It’s about time the ladies got a razor with a metal handle!
My fave razor brand!!! I love the new design. I’ll pick this up next!
I can’t remember the last time I used a razor made for women. I’ve never had much luck with them.
Cris of Kiss My Tulle
I like how small it is for when I travel.
Never Say Die Beauty
Everything old is new again, lol. When I first started shaving, razors were all metal. Interesting that they’re going back to that. Love your bedroom and bathroom!
I saw this at Target the other day when I picked up my Intuition refills!!!
I love my Gillettte Venus. I switched once to a cheaper razor and quickly went back!