As is always the case with me, the magical world of Instagram ‘heard’ me bad-mouth my disposable razors for coming to the end of its life, and started promoting razors until I caved and bought one – this time, it was Estrid.
A couple of points worth mentioning about Estrid:
- vegan coating on the soothing strips
- for every purchase, they donate to Women for Women charity
- membership – first, you get the razor & some replacement blades. Then you choose how often you need replacement blades.
- choose out of 5 (random) colours
My first order was £7.95 which included the razor + 2 blades + wall mount.
The packaging – it’s recyclable as it’s made from paper, which I like. You get a leaflet which tells you the benefits.
Why did I choose Estrid?
I’ve been targeted with a few razors on Instagram lately but decided on Estrid due to:
- the price – pretty low and then future orders (just the razors) are a good price
- cruelty-free and vegan – some razors use animal-products to make the strips smooth – not Estrid
- I can easily manage my online subscription – I can cancel orders easily, request razors at different times if I need them sooner or want to push back a delivery
- not a bad looking razor
I wasn’t massively excited by their choose of colours:
I’ve googled razors and these colours seem to be similar across others too, but they seem odd to me. Initially I was put off but decided to go with Bloom which is the light pink one (I’m normally blue everything).
The body is steel – it feels extremely well made and expensive. I’m used to disposable razors which weigh next to nothing so holding this was a bit of a shock – it’s not light.
It has 5 blades and has a smoothing strip above and below the blades. The light blue part feels very smooth; it reminds me of the floor in a swimming pool – slippery. It helps the razors glide smoothly over your skin. After using it a few times, I can definitely agree with this – it feels very smooth on my skin, there’s no pulling or tugging of hairs and even over my knees (where I usually get cuts) I haven’t cut myself once.
The wall mount
It’s pretty simple but I like it. It’s in the same colour as the razor and feels like its made of the same material – solid steel. It isn’t anything fancy – you lick the plastic part and push it against the wall which helps it grip. It has a small flap so if you need to move it, you can use the flap to bring it off the wall.
Is it any good?
I’d say so, yeah – I like it. Considering it cost £7.95 for the razor + 2 blades, then subsequent months it’s £9.99 for 4 blades (I’ve set mine at every 3 months) it’s a lot cheaper than razors such as Venus you can buy from supermarkets. Venus razors on Boots.com range from £7 – £13, and a blade pack of 3 is around £8 – £10.
It’s smooth – like I’ve mentioned, it hasn’t cut my knees which usually happens, no matter how careful I am. It’s also great for getting into smaller, errrrr – delicate areas. I trust it unlike the disclosable where I’d draw breath before using.
It also looks cool, hanging on the wall, and doesn’t take up any bath-rim space.
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Further updates – 29 December
I’ve been using it for nearly 2 months now and can honestly say, I really like it. It glides over skin, doesn’t leave me with red bumps and is easy to clean (I take the head off and clean it whilst showering). It isn’t easy to take off the wall holder whilst in the shower – the handle gets slippy when wet so it’s hard to pick it off the holder without the holder also coming off – this is the only negative so far.
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