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Despite pouring rain and the freezing cold temperatures outside on the day I’m writing this, Summer is definitely on it’s way! I can’t believe we’re so far into March already but before we know it, we’ll be blessed with clear skies and blooming flowers once again.
And I don’t know about you but I want to embrace Spring and Summer as much as possible this year. Yes, we’re still in lockdown. And no, we don’t know how the rest of this year is going to pan out but even if it means getting dressed up to sit in my garden, you can bet that’s what I’m going to do.
It’s around this time that we start to think about our Summer beauty regimes. Gone are the days of wooly jumpers and thick tights and it’ll soon be time to crack out the fake tan, highlight our hair and get those Summer beauty procedures underway!
Shaving my legs isn’t my favourite thing to do. I always end up with a rash and the bath always looks like that scene from The Shining afterwards. It’s certainly not the feminine, luxurious and relaxing activity it’s made out to be!
But I know for a fact that I’ve been using the wrong products and not honoring my skin and what it actually needs all this time. Until I met my Estrid razor. And I’ve been having a love affair with it ever since.
You’ve probably seen a TON of bloggers talk about Estrid.
And for good reason.
VERY GOOD REASON.
Let’s start with an introduction. Estrid are an eco-friendly, razor-sharp subscription for women. They’re 100% Vegan in all areas, from the razors to the packaging. Their 5 blade razor is mega sharp and designed for a clean and pain-free shave – every time.
Estrid believe that hair removal should be optional. Great hair removal shouldn’t.
They’re a super fun brand who empower women and put our needs first. Not only that, they donate portions of their revenue to 3 women based charities AND every kilo of CO2 emitted via transport of their products is climate-compensated.
They sound too good to be true, right?
Say hello to the Estrid razor
Wrong. On paper, they sound like the perfect brand but I’m am thrilled to tell you that their products are incredible too.
I’ve never gasped out loud at a beauty product before – but I did with this.
They offer a fantastic starter kit which has everything you’ll need for your new shaving experience. It includes a steel handle, a wall mount and two 5-blade cartridges with a soothing (vegan) strip. After that, you subscribe to their refill service so you’re sent new blades every 30, 60 or 90 days. Depending on the individual.
Their razors come in a range of super beautiful pastel colours. I chose pink because you know, trying to stay on brand. My package arrived in this lovely box with everything I needed inside; the razor, the wall mount and two blades. Along with some advice and tips on how to best use the razor.
I used this razor in the bath one afternoon. Convenient, having to take a bath in the middle of the day strictly for work purposes. I love my job.
Usually, when I shave, I have to use a ton of shower gel or body wash to lather up with before and during the shave. And it takes FOREVER.
But with my Estrid razor, I went right in with in on just wet legs.
The beautiful, silky smooth blade lopped everything off effortlessly. And let me tell you, with the combination of Winter and pandemic, my leg hair was LONG.
Another thing I noticed is that with a quick swish in the water, the razor wasn’t caked with hair either. In fact, it looked like it hadn’t been used every time.
The handle is super sturdy and comfortable to hold as well. I really like the heaviness of the handle rather than the flimsy pieces of crap you can buy from the store.
How much does it cost?
So, did you know there’s a think called Pink Tax?
But the Estrid site says:
“The pink tax is the price discrimination in which some products targeted towards women are more expensive than products targeted towards men, even though the quality is the same. We think that is bullsh*t, which is why we offer our razors at a low price, yet with high quality.”
Great, another thing to be pissed off about as a woman.
But Estrid are super affordable as well as being incredible quality. With the starter kit being just £7.95.
You can also buy individual products to aid your shaving experience directly from the Estrid website, such as their body oil, shaving cream and body lotion. All of which are super affordable too.
Tips for getting the most out of your shave
So, if Estrid are a brand all about empowering women, then let’s share some tips on how to get the most of your shave:
- Make it an EVENT: Like, you don’t have to send out invites or anything but like, make a point to really take your time and indulge in the experience. Light some candles, play some music, eat some chocolate – do all the nice things!
- Take your time: And a good point to follow with is to take your time. Not only will you get a better shave and not miss any bits, you’re also less likely to have a The Shining experience.
- Use oils or lotions: If you’re shaving in the bath then you might consider adding a bath oil to the mix! And use a lovely, gentle lotion afterwards.
- Wear lose fitting clothing afterwards: I find this just lets the skin breathe a bit more and I avoid rashes this way!
- Replace your blades regularly: Estrid suggest how often you’ll need new blades, based on the amount of times a week you shave, so make sure you’re staying on top of your blade so you ALWAYS get the silkiest and smoothest shave!
- Never be pressured into shaving: Shaving is YOUR choice. Nobody elses!
Honestly, I absolutely adore Estrid. They are everything a woman-based brand should be. I love their charity and sustainability work – that really aligns with my values. And their messages they put across on their website and socials are fantastic.
But of course, if you’re investing in products then you want them to be good right? Regardless of how cool the brand is. But Estrid tick ALL the boxes. I can safely say, I’ll never been looking back when it comes to shaving products.
I know I’ll be purchasing some refills when my current blades have run out and I know I’ll never have to ask my Dad to borrow his razor again.
Have you tried Estrid? What did you think? What do you make of the brand from what I’ve said? And do you have any extra tips for that perfect shave? Let me know!
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