Who remembers the L’eggs commercials from the 80′s where they used the ZZ Top classic as their advertising slogan. She’s got L’eggs and she know how to use them. Back in the day pantyhose were the way to go. That was how you appeared to have tan legs. I bought into the hype with my pale self too. I couldn’t actually tan. My legs were white and I hated that. So enter L’eggs. At that time I thought even the nude made me look good. The days of denim skirts over pantyhose with socks and Keds sneakers. That was my style. And I thought I was styling.
Not so much. Because it never looked real on me. My legs were about 50 shades browner than the rest of my body. What were we thinking?
Now tanning and bronzers are the way to get that tan look. Well, the tanning of course isn’t a healthy way to look tan, not like the bronzers are. That stuff always turns me orange though.
So as I’ve grown I have come to the realization that you know what? I’m white and that’s that. You put me in the sun and I’m red. You put bronzers on me and I’m orange. So I just have to accept the fact that I’ll never have nice tan ZZ Top approved legs. Probably a good thing since those guys are old enough to be my grandfather anyways.
Of course that doesn’t mean I can’t show off my gams. Not that I’m trying to show them off. In the summer time it’s all about finding the best way to stay cool. So summer time means you all get the pleasure of seeing my pale legs. But I can’t cover the hair and stubble with pantyhose. So I actually have to shave, much to my husband’s delight I’m sure, during the summer months.
I Am A Shaver
Not a waxer, I’ve never used Nair, or any other hair removing system. I have an electric razor for quick jobs, but the disposable razor with shaving cream is my method of choice. It has been since I started sneaking shaves in the shower when I was 12 years old because my blonde haired mother did not think I was old enough to start shaving yet, but I was getting picked on at school.
Generally I just buy cheap disposable razors. The kind that you get one shave out of and have to toss because it’s too dull to do anymore shaves. So when I got the opportunity as a Bzz Agent to try out the BIC Soleil Savvy disposable shaver I was excited. And even more so that it was going to be coming right at the start of peek shaving season for me.
The BIC Soleil Savvy
The BIC Soleil Savvy is the convenience of a disposable razor with the shaving power of cartridges. You receive one handle with 4 refillable razors. All for the retail price of $7.49. So it gives you the price of a disposable razor and not the price of a refillable cartridge razor.
The handle has a comfortable rubber grip to it. This makes it easier to control.
It has a triple blade for the cartridge which easily pivots to glide easily over the curves of your legs. There is also a lubricating strip with vitamin E to help heal the skin.
It’s super easy to replace the cartridges. They just snap right into place on the handle.
Once you finish all four disposable refills you toss the handle and buy a whole new package.
I Have Found My New Razor
I can never go back now that I have used the BIC Soleil Savvy. Seriously, I tried once and I regretted it. When I went on vacation I had packed my new BIC razor with all of my other toiletries, but I still needed to shave before I left for our trip. I used one of my old disposable razors and I hated it. It was rough on my skin. And it did not get as close of a shave.
I normally shave every other day in the summer, but I have found I can push that to three sometimes four days with the BIC Soleil Savvy. I actually felt the need to shave when we got to New Hampshire with my new razor because I could already feel the stubble from my old one.
I don’t have to toss the BIC Soleil Savvy cartridge after just one shave. I can use it two or three times and go longer between shaves. All this means that while I might actually be paying more for just 4 razors I’m actually getting more for my money since I can use it more times and the shave lasts longer so I’m shaving less frequently.
It glides over my legs and under my arms so easily. It doesn’t even feel like I’m shaving, but the smoothness I get from this razor and the closeness of the shave is beyond phenomenal.
I seriously had my doubts based on the price. My usual disposable razors I can get 10 in a package for around the same price as just 4 with this one. But not having to shave every other day is so worth it to me. Seriously, I have been recommending these razors to everyone I have talked to about shaving.
I think I would even allow my 13 year old daughter to use it because I honestly think it would cause fewer nicks with the way the head pivots. Originally I worried about the triple blade and her young skin, but I kind of think it might be better for her when she starts shaving more regularly.
Want To Try For Yourself?
I have a special offer for my Monica’s Mom Musings readers. Well, the first 5 people who comment here anyways. I have five $3.00 off coupons for the BIC Soleil Savvy that expire on December 31, 2012. The first five people who comment here telling me what they hate most about shaving will get one coupon. You need to provide me with a valid email address so I can contact you for your address and you must answer my question. I will put the coupon in the mail to you as soon as I get your address.
So what do you hate the most about shaving?
I was provided the BIC Soleil Savvy razor free of charge from Bzz Agent to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are my own though.