I’ve been noticing all these cute & trendy razors coming out for us ladies lately so I wanted to get a few of them and put them to the test. All of them are under $10! I’ll be reviewing each razor’s handle, usability, any extras it came with and of course, performance.
The top 3 that I’m reviewing are the Flamingo, the Joy and Billie Razors. So let’s get into it!
This one is by far the prettiest razor EVER! I am obsessed with the beautiful details on this one – those rose gold accents! I die! I also love all their muted color options. The razor head on this one is very flat and so I think sits very close to the skin, which isn’t bad, it was just something that took me some getting used to.
When I first used this razor, I almost felt like the blades were too sharp – they were SO different from what I’ve used in the past. I did get some bumps & irritation near my ankles when using this razor. But then I healed up and tried again using a really rich shave cream – and no bumps or irritation – so I think maybe the blades are just really sharp and you definitely need a really good moisturizing barrier when using this razor on your skin. So just something to keep in mind. It gives a really, really close shave. I felt more naked than ever after shaving with this – haha!
I love the handle on the Flamingo! They designed it to be weighted and ergonomic and you can tell. It doesn’t slip out of your hand and easily stays put while getting the deed done in the shower. I really love everything about this handle – and it’s just so gorge too on top of being functional.
This shaver comes with one replacement head as well as a little razor holder you can mount in your shower. I LOVE the mount – it has stayed put for well over a month now and it’s great for keeping your blades at the right angle to dry & stay clean properly.
Replacement heads are just $8.99 for a 4 count – so that’s a great deal too if you decide you want to try this one out and stick with it. And even better – so easy to just grab on one of your Target trips. 🙂 .
Full disclosure. I did receive this particular shaver from the brand for an Instagram post. But, as always, I’m sharing my real & honest opinion about this option. This razor is super cute and I love the blush color and simple design, but let’s get into the details.
Joy is made by Gillette so it has a pretty typical shaving head that you would see on any of their other razors….it has 5 blades and is flexible and moves along your curves for a close shave. Which I feel like every shaver does these days. Nothing really unique or special.
I really liked the non-slip grip when I held the razor at first and thought that would be awesome while using it. But then I got in the shower and actually used it – and that’s when the experience went south. The non-slip grip becomes quite slippery once wet! I was shocked – I probably dropped this shaver 5 times my first time using it to shave my legs. The very straight handle contributes to how hard this is to grip once you add water. There is no curve allowing the handle to rest in your palm for better control. I really didn’t like using this razor at all! It was so hard to keep a hold of – which made for a bad shave – not a lot of control or maneuverability.
Like the other options in this post, this razor did not come with a mount – so it just sits there sadly on my little shower nook – getting dirtier than it should and not drying properly – another negative. So while this is a cute razor, it was by far my least favorite option. I honestly saw a big difference in the blades from the Flamingo on the mount versus the blades on the joy just based on how they were stored – one upright and one not. The blades on the Flamingo stayed much cleaner!
Replacement blades are $8.97 for 4.
Can you fall in love with a razor? Because I think I just did! This one is the winner of this post. I really, really wanted Flamingo to be the winner because it’s SO DANG pretty!!! But I have to say, everything about the Billie is amazing and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.
I bought Billie just by going direct to their site – it’s $9 for a starter set which includes the shaver and an extra replacement head along with a coveted shower mount to store your shaver! And this mount is SO COOL you guys – the shaver just attaches via magnet – I was impressed to say the least. 🙂
Upon first using this razor, I really noticed that it was an elevated experience compared to the other two – the shaver head on this one is completely encased in charcoal shaving soap so it seamlessly floats over your skin for a close, comfortable shave. They also made sure their blades weren’t too close together as to not get clogged with hair/shave cream while shaving – absolutely genius! This one just glides so smoothly over my skin & I had zero irritation afterwards. None! I really loved the results from this one ladies!
The handle on this shaver is a DREAM! It’s perfectly curved so it sits in the palm of your hand just right so that it doesn’t easily slip out of your grip. It’s oddly light weight – and I found it it’s because it’s made out of a light weight resin with a matte rubber core – and it truly did make a big difference when shaving – especially after using the stick straight Joy razor!
I have to be honest – I did also order the Billie shave cream and I’m officially obsessed. I usually use my beloved L’Occitane Shower Oil to shave – but this shave cream took it to a whole new level for me. It’s a clean product with no parabens, fragrance, or any other nasty ingredients and I love how soft it made my skin feel. I did end up using this shave cream with the other two razors again just to create a level playing field so it would be as similar of a shaving experience with each option.
So there you have it – Billie is the clear winner (even though I really wanted it to be Flamingo – haha) But I just can’t deny how awesome this Billie razor is. I also love that they just automatically send you (4) replacement cartridges for only $9 whenever you need them (you tell them how often you shave and they recommend how often you get them, but you can always adjust your delivery date as needed). I also love their shave cream – so that will be in my re-order too! Billie makes it super convenient and everything ships for free!
I hope this post has been helpful for you if you’re in the market for a new razor and if you want to give Billie a try – click HERE to enter your email for my referral link to get your start-up kit.