A look at the new Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor & Gillette Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel (+ Walmart gift card giveaway!) | Hello Pretty Bird! - A beauty and not-so-glamorous lifestyle blog

20 March, 2015

A look at the new Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor & Gillette Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel (+ Walmart gift card giveaway!)

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I can be lazy about shaving my legs sometimes. I mean... we're just coming out of winter here. My legs have been hiding under tights, sweatpants and other cozy (and opaque) attire for months now. But now that the hope of spring is near, I'm on the hunt for quality razors to whip them back into smooth and lovely shape. I recently had the pleasure of trying the new Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor, and it's a force to be reckoned with! Hairs beware.

Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor Gillette Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel #NewVenusSwirl SheSpeaks

As you might expect, Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor has high-quality, moisturizing blades like Venus razors of the past, but this time they've kicked it up a notch with Contour™ blade technology.

Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor

Basically what that means is that the blades (five in total!) in the Venus Swirl cartridges have thinner, finer edges than previous versions and cut at a lower force—which gives you a super-close, super-comfortable shave. The cartridges also have two moisturizing strips, allowing the blades to just glide over your skin.

Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor

The Venus Swirl razor has another new feature that's even more unique: FlexiBall™ technology. The handle has a round, metallic joint that allows the blade to swivel from side to side instead of just up and down, meaning the blades can pivot more easily around the curves and contours of the body.

Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor flexiball

I was pretty impressed when I first tried it. The handle is rubbery and comfortable to grip, so I kind of forgot about the Flexiball once I started shaving... but then it dawned on me that I wasn't bending my wrist back and forth as much as I normally do when I shave around my knees and ankles. Cool!

Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor

Want a new shaving cream to match your Gillette Venus Swirl? Well then be sure to check out the new Venus™ with a touch of Olay® VioletSwirl™ shave gel too!

Gillette Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel

This shaving gel is not only a delightful shade of purple (ooooh, my favorite color), but it's also formulated with several moisturizing ingredients It is lightly scented—not sure what the official fragrance "notes" are, but it smells sort of fruity to me.

Gillette Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel

I used the new Venus Swirl razor at the same time as the shave gel and the results were awesome. Sometimes my skin feels kind of rough and bumpy after shaving, especially if it's been a while since my last shave, but with this duo my legs were smooth as can be and free of irritation. Can't complain about that!

I was very impressed with the Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor and would certainly consider purchasing the refills in the future. And Stan has already sort of half-stolen the Venus Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel for himself, so I'll either have to steal it back or pick up more for myself too.

You can find both products at your local Walmart with Everyday Low Prices. You can also pick them up from the Walmart website using the following links:

Now for some really fun news: One of my readers will win a $20 Walmart gift card so they can pick up a set of Venus Swirl products of their own! And since Walmart's prices are so low, maybe another little beauty treat too. :)

  • To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Each entry method may be done once per person except for retweets, which may be done once per person per day. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only except where prohibited by law. Please be advised that the winner will be sent a physical gift card, so be prepared to provide a valid mailing address within the United States.
  • The prize is one $20 Walmart gift card, valued at $20. This prize is sponsored by SheSpeaks on behalf of Gillette. Please check out the Rafflecopter widget for the full list of terms and conditions.
  • The giveaway ends at 11:59PM EST on March 27th, 2015 and one winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter.
  • The winner will be contacted via e-mail and has 24 hours to respond in order to claim their prize. If the first winner fails to respond in time, another will be drawn at random. So make sure you're logged into Rafflecopter with an e-mail address you check very, very frequently!

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What do you think of the Gillette® Venus Swirl™ razor? Which attributes do you look for in a razor?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SheSpeaks of behalf of Gillette Venus, however any opinions expressed above are honest and my own. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy. #NewVenusSwirl


  1. Brittany Nicole MaysMarch 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    I already purchased the razor and shave gel, but I'd definitely use that gift card to buy some more cartridges. Those things are expensive! I can't shave without cutting my knees, so this technology is so perfect for me!

  2. Oooo I'm interested in the Shave Gel. What I look for in a razor is usually a lot of blades....is that odd? lol, I usually buy the same brand as my Husband O.O

  3. That is a very practical idea! Yeah, the only downside with razors like these is that the cartridges are a bit pricey. They clearly work better than cheap-o razors, but buying a pack can certainly make your shopping bill jump a bit. :P

  4. No, a lot of blades is good! I used to use man razors too but I feel like some of the female razor brands have stepped up their game a bit in recent years. This one has five blades... not bad.

  5. Yes, 5's great!

  6. The shave gel and the razor sound nice! I like any razor that makes it easier for me to shave in a hurry. I always forget to buy shave gel, and honestly I find other products I already have in my shower work just as well to shave with. I may try this gel, though. It's nice to change it up.

  7. i like that it gives a close shave quickly

  8. I do sometimes use conditioner in a pinch, or when I'm traveling. I like the texture of shave gel better though. I feel like it's less likely to clog the blades.

  9. I was just thinking about trying a new razor! I'll have to check out the Venus Swirl next time I'm at the drugstore. :)


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