dollar shave club review (for women)

Marian Parsonsa slice of life18 Comments

Thanks to Dollar Shave Club for sponsoring this blog post! #ad  As always, all words and opinions shared are honest and my own.

Whenever I accept a sponsored post, it first has to pass through some filters.  Is it a product/brand I already use and love or is it something I’ve been curious about trying?  Do I think my readers would be interested?  If the answers to those questions are yes, then I usually agree without hesitation.  When this opportunity came through, though, I hesitated.  Would I have to shave my legs on my blog?  And that gave me pause!  So, I did a ton of research on Dollar Shave Club and came away from that research excited to try it.  Many non-sponsored reviews I read raved about the razors, the toiletries, the convenience, and the cost-savings. 

Okay, I’m intrigued and I think my readers might be, too.

Don’t worry… I’m not going to shave for an audience, but you might see a little leg.  Put your sunglasses on.  

So, let’s dive in.  First of all, I assumed that the Dollar Shave Club was just a thing for men, but that’s not the case.  Just because the razor is blue instead of some shade of pink, purple, or turquoise does not mean it’s not for women, too.  A good razor is a good razor.  And you know what I learned after using this blue razor?

…well, I’m getting ahead of myself.

Let me start with the box.  Everyone was very interested in the box.  (See the kitties peeking in?)  I received the Ultimate Shave Starter set that contains Dollar Shave Club’s Prep Scrub, Shave Butter, Post Shave Dew, Executive Razor Handle, and 2pck cartridge.  This starter set costs $5.00, which is a great price given the quality of the contents and a low-cost way to see if they’re right for you.  In addition, I received the Post Shave Cream to test out.  That was good of them, because Minnesota winters are rough on the skin!  

The first thing I noticed is how heavy the razor handle is.  Not that it’s a workout to use or anything, but it isn’t made of hollow plastic.  It has some heft to it, a sign of something that is quality.
The other thing I noticed is there were two razor refill cartridges for two weeks.  Being someone who grows more of a peach fuzz than stubbly hair, I don’t replace my blades anywhere near that often, but maybe I need to replace them a lot more often than I do!  I bet I have shaved with dull blades often in life.  I think having them shipped to me at regular intervals will get me into the habit of keeping a sharp blade on my razor handle.
But what I was really excited about was trying all of the lotions and creams!  I’ve almost always just used body wash when I shave my legs, but there is no going back now that I’ve tried their Shave Butter.
The whole experience from the pre-shave Prep Scrub, which is a gentle exfoliant, to the Post Shave Dew and Post Shave Cream was spa-esque.  My legs have seriously never felt so soft and smooth.  I cringe a little bit as I write that because it might sound like an over-enthusiastic and perhaps disingenuine endorsement, but it’s true!  I initially used the products only on one leg and not the other, so I could see if there was a noticeable difference and there most definitely was.
It’s hard to pick a favorite product because I feel like they all worked well together to make my legs feel super soft and smooth.  I am definitely ordering full-sized tubes of the Shave Butter and Post Shave Dew…
The Post Shave Dew gave my freshly-shaved skin a hydrated shine and glow, which is not easy to do!  I am not one of those tan, glowy people.  I am fair and translucent.
Not only that, but it rubbed on light and thin.  I often skip using lotion on my legs, because I don’t want to stand around waiting for it to dry.  This just soaked in and I could get on with my day.
I told you there would be a little leg…
In all of my research about shaving, I learned a lot!  Did you know that shaving is just one variable that affects how your skin looks and feels?  Shaving not only removes hair, but it allows products to absorb better and it exfoliates?  All that I learned has encouraged me to shave more often, even if I don’t “need” to.
If you’re intrigued, as I was, visit to get the Ultimate Shave Starter Set for ONLY $5.  In that set, you’ll receive…
  • Executive Handle and Blades – weighty handle and high quality 6 blades
  • 1 oz Tube of Dr. Carver’s Prep Scrub – exfoliate dead skin cells and helps release and prevent ingrown hairs
  • 1 oz Tube of Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter – transparent for a more precise shave, helps fights razor bumps
  • 1 oz Tube of Dr. Carver’s Post Shave Dew – helps provide hydration and relieves on contact

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the experience $5 will get you!

And, if you’d like to follow Dollar Shave Club elsewhere on the internet (they have a very interesting business story), you can find them on these platforms…

dollar shave club review (for women)

Related Posts

June’s Books of the Week

“Can I pull it off?”

the first scratch in the hardwood floors

favorite recent online garden purchases (and savings)

18 Comments on “dollar shave club review (for women)”

  1. I’ve been using DSC along with my husband for years now. I love that their blades are inexpensive compared to purchasing in a retail store. I love Creamo shave cream though, give it a whirl if you run out of the DSC butter. You can find it at WalMart

  2. I’ve been ordering from them for my husband and I for a few years and we are very pleased with the quality of their blades. When we look at the prices of other blades at the drug store we cringe. I’ll have to try some of their Prep Shave and the Butter. Thanks for the review.

    1. That’s good to know! As I said in the post, I read so many good reviews on the blades and the cost and my first-hand experience backed that up. Yes, the shave butter is pretty amazing! 🙂

  3. The hubs has been using them for a few years. He ordered me a razor as well. I’ll have to try the products. Thanks for your review. Did you happen to read my comment bout doing another fashion posting? I love your style of clothing that I see in your posts, but like why do you wear to church, etc.

    1. Oh, thanks! I didn’t see that comment, but I’ll keep that in mind! 🙂 Glad you like my style. I wear that same kind of thing to church, but sometimes jeans and a sweater or something a little more “normal”.

  4. For me, the best decision was electrolysis for legs and armpits. Even though it is initially expensive, you then never have to worry about your legs being shaved if you want to go swimming or wear a sundress. It is really worth it.

  5. I love DSC Shave Butter! I really like the scent, as I’m not that fond of floral or girly scents. Smells really fresh and clean and keeps my skin from drying out. I also use their hair products.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *