Friday, August 20, 2010

Vanity Kills: Razors

My razor sucks, how about yours?

About one year ago, I finally decided I needed to put my big girl panties on, and start shaving my legs. I'm generally not a hairy person, and you really couldn't see the hair on my legs, but I had decided that enough was enough. Walking into the local Rite- Aid and down the isle with the shaving products felt like I was finally growing up. Of course, I'm not grown up, so my mother who is grown up was accompanying me picked out a razor and payed. One ride back to my house and a shower later, I had a pair of naked, hairless legs. And boy did it feel good!

But after that first time things started going down hill. "This razor doesn't have enough moisture," or "this razor cuts me all the time" were some of my common complaints. The moisture strip on my razors, which was my biggest complaint, always seemed to loose their moisture after one use. What was I to do?

Then, last month, while watching T.V. I saw a commercial for the Venus Embrace. Featuring 5 blades, comfy rubber grips, and a giant moisture strip that encircles the blades, it was the Zeus of all razors. So, another trip to Rite- Aid and another shower later, once more I had pair of hair- free legs. The next day when I took my shower the razor still had plenty of moisture- so much in fact, that the blades were covered in moisture "goo." So after washing off the "goo," I shaved... Or, tried to at least. The razor's moisture strip was so big that the blades couldn't reach the hair on my legs.
So much for being the king of razors...

Unfortunately, I am still on the hunt for the perfect razor. With so many to choose from, it might be a very long time before I find my perfect match. Being swindled by my old razor was kind of a blessing in disguise though, because now I get to check out all the other fish in the sea (or the razor selection at Rite- Aid). And while guys aren't going to be feeling up my hairless legs anytime soon (or ever) a new razor will be.

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See ya!

1 comment:

Teresa said...

I'm like you. I'm not really hairy but at some point, a girl's gotta shave. I usually just pick up a pack of disposable razors that get the job done. Once the blade starts to dull, just grab a new one from the pack!