Editor’s Note: Yep, I asked the ol’ husband D. to blog about his experience with the new The Art of Shaving Starter Kit ($25) we were sent. He moaned and groaned (he’s good at that), but, hey. He must admit he liked the free grooming gear.
P.S. I’m going to be taking a few days off from blogging to be with family over the holiday weekend. So…Happy Holidays to you and your family – enjoy your time together! xoxo
Well, looks like it’s time for my annual contribution to I Heart Heels. As usual, J. gave me the option of cologne or shaving gear (her perpetual hints for my hygiene).
And, as usual, I put off my review as long as possible. Finally, however, she nagged me enough this week to finish my trial of The Art of Shaving Starter Kit.
This four-piece package includes pre-shave oil, shaving cream, a lathering brush and after-shave balm.
I know for a fact that any pre-shave oil only contributes to “blemishes on my skin” (wifespeak). In other words – zits. From my experience, this is preventable, but only if I scrub my face after shaving with a washcloth, which I am far to lazy to even consider.
So, with all due consideration to Braun/Gillette, I am only going to rate the other three products. Given the fact that J. and I have a one-year-old child in the house, my requirements are simple – easy to apply, easy to shave, easy to rinse.
Fortunately, The Art of Shaving accomplishes these tasks with ease. The shaving cream allows for application with or without the brush. I kind of preferred the brush when time allowed – a sort of “throwback.” Unfortunately, there wasn’t much time for nostalgia.
The after-shave balm was simple and easy to apply – my kind of item. In short, the gift set is great for those of us with children who will skip the pre-shave and brush routine and everyone else with time to enjoy the kit step-by-step with no limitations on their time.
All right, I’m out.
[Photo Courtesy The Art of Shaving]