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As a frequent user of an epilator - ouch - I often have to let the hairs grow for a while before I can epilate them again. While this is not a problem in the winter months in the summer I just can't hang on if I want to wear a skirt so it's then I fall back on my disposable razors. I usually buy the Venus or Wilkinson Swords throw away razors for the job so was planning to get whichever one of those was on offer in my local boots. When I got there I noticed a promotion on the Quattro Bikini for Women so as I an a cheapskate plumped for that one
Claims Wilkinson Sword claims the razor to be a" wonder product that lets you shave, trim and transform your bikini area with NEW purple conditioning strips, which are NOW enriched with Acai Berry and Jojoba extracts, helping your skin to look healthy and feeling super smooth longer". It is supposed to allow you to shave your legs and underarms and trim your bikini area all in one device that can be used dry or wet. ~The adverts for these razors is quite funny and shows several women running or exiting shops/pools and showers and as they go past bushes the bush/es transform into shapes which are common bikini area designs. I find this play on words hilarious and the advert really sticks in your head which is a great selling strategy!
Price and Packaging The Quattro for Women Bikini razor is normally priced at around £10.19, but was on offer at Boots at half price for just £5.09. If it had been at full price I would be honesty and say I probably wouldn't have even considered buying it as I only want something cheap and cheerful that will do the job. I do think the £10 price tag is too high and feel it would be better priced around the £7 mark. It comes in an aqua blue box with a clear panel showing the razor inside surrounded by pink. On the box it has Quattro Bikini highlighted by pink and a small image of the bikini razor on the bottom showing its adjustable height. On the reverse are directions of use and how to set up. The box is a nice design and attractive and really shows off the product.
The Razor Inside the box you get the razor and an AAA battery and a suction cup holder for the razor. The box shows you how to insert the battery which is very easy. The razor itself is in the same aqua blue as the box and is about the length of a pen. It has a standard razor on one end, an on/off button in the middle, and the bikini razor at the further end. The design of the razor is very girly, with the aqua blue colour and white curved swirls. It is compact but doesn't feel cheap and is a strong plastic. It would hide away in your bathroom cabinet or look good sitting in your bathroom as well
The standard razor is around 3.5cm across and is 4 blades placed closely together and they are surrounded by purple conditioning strips which Wilkinson Sword say are enriched with Jojoba extract and Acai Berry which will moisturise your skin as you shave. The bikini trimmer at the opposite end is one small metal blade encased in a plastic trimmer. Bu pushing the plastic casing up and and down you can adjust the trim length you require or take the plastic casing off altogether should you need a close shave. The whole razor is said to be waterproof and ok to use in the shower.
Results The standard 4 blades shaver gives a good close shave on your legs and armpits. I found it best to use in the shower and have even begun turning the razor on when I am just using the standard razor and the slight vibration seems to give better results. It glides over the skin well and doesn't drag or pull the skin which is nice for my sensitive skin, and it gives a very close shave. I normally end up cutting myself when I use razors but have not done so since using the Quattro Bikini! The conditioning strips that surround the blades are a good size and not only moisturise but also seem to help the razor glide over your skin. I was very impressed with this result and had decided that whether the bikini trimmer worked or not I would buy some replacement blades for the standard razor when it run out!
But I wasn't disappointed with the Bikini trimmer either. The adjustable trimmer is ideal for creating the look and shape you need. You can remove the trimmer altogether to get a close shave where you need it and then use the trimmer to trim the length and style of your hair as required. The trimmer is easy to use and a pleasure to use. As it slightly vibrates it gives a close shave where you need it and trims easily and quickly giving an even trim.
Verdict A lovely looking shaver that allows you to do 2 jobs in one! It gives great results quickly and evenly. I was happily surprised with how impressed I was and will be continuing to use and buy the replacement blades. Should I need a whole new razor at some point though I will wait for it to be on offer as I still think £10 is too high!