Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dollar Shave Club: Smooth as a baby's behind on the cheap

Dollar Shave Club. Shave time, Shave money.

Wait, what?

First of all, you MUST watch Dollar Shave Club's  commercial.  These guys spent next-to-nothing on it (all things considered), but it is brilliant!




I've got to tell you, I downloaded the video from YouTube and I keep it on my iPad. My kids quote it.  Favorite line? "I'm no Vanderbilt, but this train? Makes Hay.  *TOOT* *TOOT*"  Even my three year old daughter, Emma, does the hand gesture!

Now, I thought about it for months, and I finally decided to pull the trigger.  I signed up.  I generally use the Gillette Fusion, and I have for years.  I'm heavy set, and my round face is kind of goofy to shave.  I also have a very heavy beard that has a couple of cow-licks on my neck.  It's quite the pain to get a shave I like.  I've tried the cheap disposables, different electrics, and none of them have been perfect.

So, like I said, I decided to pull the trigger. I joined, and I signed up for the 4X at $6 a month.  I didn't know what to expect.  Two weeks ago, here's what I got in the mail:


I waited two weeks to see how I like it.  And here goes:

To begin with, the handle.  It's magic.  I love that it's hefty (has some weight to it), but it also is curved and padded.  It fits nicely into my hand.  I never really thought about the straight handles I was using on other razors, but I LOVE how this feels in my hand.  It's awesome.  The pivot head works just as well if not better than any other I've used.

The blades: well, they're #$&^ing great, right?  Actually, they do seem great.  I get a great shave, and unlike my Fusion blades, the lubricant isn't all gone after one shave.  It actually lasts.  What savvy genius came up with that?  Hey Mike! Give that guy a raise!

So overall, what's my assessment?  The handle gets an A+, and the blades get an A.  My face does, in fact, feel like I get a better shave.  I really, really do.  Like the title says, as smooth as a baby's behind on the cheap.  I love the fact that they are delivered to my door, and I'm orders of magnitude more pleased with them than I have ever been with any other razor I've ever used.

Do they shave well? Yes
Do they last longer? Yes
Is the handle better? Oh, heavens yes
Do they make me smarter? Probably not, but I feel like I am . . .

And did I mention the fact that if you refer your friends you can earn free blades?  Yep!  Go to Dollarshaveclub.com to find out more.

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