Product Review: Gillette Foamy Shaving Cream in Lemon-Lime
aka: One for the road!!
Hey folks! I'm off to sunny Orlando in about 7 hours, whoopiee! I'm pretty excited... I'm meeting my family there, and we'll be hanging out for a week. Can't wait to take my brother and sister to Disneyworld & Universal Studios! After that, I'm going back home to Calgary for a visit. Super vacationy fun times!
Of course, going to Florida in the middle of the summer means mega heat and humidity. I forsee a lot of flippy skirts and bare legs in my future. Fortunately, I've recently re-discovered a cheapie shave product that is simply amazing: I'm talking about Gillette's Foamy Shaving Cream in the Lemon-Lime scent.
There are all manner of frou-frou shave creams and gels for ladies on the market. Scented, moisturizing, sensitive... and they come in a rainbow of colours. But really, in the end, all we want is a close, smooth shave. The Gillette shaving cream delivers.
I had initially bought this shave cream in a pinch: I was on vacation, and this men's shaving cream was the only one I could find in the hotel convenience store. But man, am I ever grateful to that convenience store. First, let me stress that this will NOT make you smell like a man. Instead, it smells like sweet lemon-lime soda... the scent is zingy and candy-like. It dispenses out of an aerosol can in the form of a creamy white foam, which I prefer to the gel-based ones for women. Because I am so mega-clutz, I keep dropping the gel stuff in the shower. This foam dispenses right into your palm, and smoothes on to legs and underarms very easily. It actually gives better coverage than the gels.
The shave I get with this is so smooth it's a bit ridiculous. While it's not marketed as being moisturizing, it feels very soothing, most likely because it was intended for facial shaving to begin with. Between this and my pink Schick 4-blade razor thingie (is 4 blades a bit ridiculous? Yes! Is it worth it? Yes!), my legs are like buttah.
Really, you must try this. Shaving cream is not usually something I get very excited about... if it prevents me from raking layers of skin off my legs, I'm happy. But I AM very excited about this: it's that good. And the best part? It cost like $2.99 CAD for a big-ass can. Hurray! Oh, and you can pretend to buy it for your boyfriend or husband, and make him carry it on vacations so that you can use it without having to take up precious storage space in the suitcase, which means that you can now squeeze in that 5th pair of strappy sandals you just NEED to bring along.
Speaking of which... I need to finish (okay, start) packing. I'll try to post from the road, but until then, ta-ta!!