Monday, July 24, 2006

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!!

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14 Comments:

At 11:58 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

Yo, gimme a call when you get into town. Especially if you get into town early enough to "help" Jon move, and by that I or course mean watch Jon, Kyle and I lift things.

 
At 7:18 AM, Blogger The Glitterati said...

Haha, um, I get in at like.... midnight. Yeah... that's it.

No, actually, I think it's pretty late at night. But I'm always happy to sit and watch people do hard work.

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

There may be drinking and the putting together of Ikea furniture at midnight? I'm pretty sure I could do it drunk.

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger The Glitterati said...

WHY have I never thought of doing that??? Druken Ikea furniture making is basically a party in a box! With an allan key!

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger Man of the Century said...

Until you lose the allan key because of excessive drinking.

 
At 9:28 PM, Blogger TheBeautyBrains said...

Have a great vacation. We haven't heard from you in a while and we miss you! Right Brain

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger The Glitterati said...

Hi Brains! Thanks for the well wishes, the trip's going well so far. I'll visit again soon, hope all is well over there! :)

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger KVL said...

DILLIGAF?

I'm a man and feel like most marketed "male" scents with that "old spice" and "brute"-kind-of-scent smell like shit. They all remind me of some crusty old man butch jar-head style barber shop. Or some crusty high school jock itch scented lockerroom. Lemon-lime or mint smells don't smell too effeminine nor fruity or queer.
Am I the only man who feels this way?

 
At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never use shave foam. I shave in the shower and just use a bit of the same conditioner I put on my head. Does the trick.

 
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I just don't know what to do with my self. But really, in the end, all we want is a close, smooth shave. The Gillette shaving cream delivers, and you already know that.

 
At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Willie C. said...

I just bought a can of this Gillette Lemon Lime Foamy today and I can confirm that it does indeed smell awesome and give great coverage for a close shave. I'm a guy, but I agree that this is a great unisex scent.

 
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At 1:47 AM, Blogger Anik Lalani said...

I am very pleased that Gillette has continued to produce this wonderful shaving cream. Although I have always bought Gillette's latest shaver offers, I have always stuck with this shaving cream due to the great shave it gives me.I have tried other Gillette shaving creams, but continue to enjoy this one.I bought it from www.chasevaluecentre.com.I recommend other to also use this product and buy it from chase value centre because they provide best rate and quality.

 

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