How to get the perfect shave & save $$$ too (Giveaway ends 10/23/12)

I’m not a guy (obviously). And thank goodness I’m not. The idea of having to shave every day (or every other day) is horrible. My husband dislikes shaving. He would let a beard grow in if his job allowed it. Not to mention there is no way I would be happy with a bead either. I like his face soft, smooth and hair free.

My teenage son has a moustache now too. It’s not a overly obvious one. It just looks like he was drinking chocolate milk and didn’t do a good job wiping his face. 🙂 The idea of my 13 year old with facial hair is just plain weird. He’ my “baby”. My baby shouldn’t have to be shaving (my other “baby” will be driving soon…ugh!).

My husband often nicks himself. I often wonder if he’s shaving wrong or using the wrong razor and/or shaving cream. He blames it on his thick facial hair. I just think he doesn’t want to admit he might be doing something wrong. Ha! Men! LOL!

I was watching this video on how to properly shave. I can see now that my husband is doing it all wrong. The video is below. You should check it out.


If you happen to be reading this post via e-mail you can find the video here, http://bit.ly/RaULdx.

It looks easy enough. I don’t think that doing it this way (the right way) will take any more time then the way my hubby already shaves.

The video mentions that you can save $$$ on your shaving supplies at Dollar General. It’s true. You can!

You can save even more money at Dollar General when you use the savings you find in your monthly P&G brandSAVER. Each month the brandSAVER offers you savings on many products you use around your home, as well as personal items. Why not get extra savings by using them at your nearest Dollar General store. You can use it to stock up on all the things your man (or yourself) will need to get the perfect shave, from some great deals on Gillette products to shaving cream and after shaves. Don’t forget the moisturizer with added sunscreen protection too.

Last month the P&G brandSAVER featured the following savings on shaving products;

  • Buy any Gillette system or disposable and get $5 off a Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor
  • Buy any Gillette system or disposable and get  a MACH3 Razor FREE
  • $3 off any Gillette male disposable

I’m sure October’s brandSAVER will also feature great deals.

Don’t forget ladies, you deserve to have a close, smooth shave too whether it’s your legs or underarms. The P&G brandSAVER and Dollar General have ways for you to save on shaving products too.

To find a Dollar General location near you visit www.DollarGeneral.com.

P&G brandSAVER is sent out in the Sunday paper for home delivery customers.

To help you and/or your loved one get the perfect shave I have a giveaway prize package for TWO winners. Each winner will received;

  • Gillette MACH3 Razor
  • Simply Venus Disposable Razors (4 pack)
  • $20 Dollar General Gift Card

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on October 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me about YOUR shaving ritual OR that of your loved one. Ladies it’s OK to talk about shaving your legs and/or underarms.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I received a sample prize package in exchange for this post. There was no compensation. The opinions exprssed are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Marilyn Wons says:

    I shave after I take a hot bath or shower. It makes hair removal easier.

  2. Adrienne gordon says:

    I shave in the shower twice a week.

  3. I shave in the shower before washing off. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I usually shave in the shower w/shaving cream.

  5. I shave my legs/underarms in the shower usually about twice a week, more during the summer.

  6. I always shave in the shower, it helps reduce skin irritation.

  7. Richard Morris says:

    i have an electric razor and i shave in the car on my way to work…i know it’s not the best but i run out of time in the morning

  8. I always shave in the shower the direction of hair growth to provent bumps.

  9. Jamie Brigham says:

    I always use shaving cream for women on my legs prior to shaving, I’ve found that by shaving every 2 days it keeps up on it so it doesn’t take as long, then after I am done shaving I use body wash on my legs which helps keep the inflammation down to a minimum. Please don’t ever shave dry.

  10. Katherine says:

    After a hot bath~ or shower

  11. Margaret Smith says:

    My son and husband shave daily in the shower.

  12. I always shave in the shower, at the very end. My fiance has to shave every day because his beard grows so fast!

  13. Sandra K321 says:

    I shave in the shower, but once winter comes and I don’t wear shorts any more my legs only get shaved about every other week.

  14. I shave my legs in the shower.

  15. Tabathia B says:

    I like to shave my armpits while I am taking a shower

  16. I use Venus razors on my legs 3 times a week.

  17. My husband only shaves about every 2.5 days. He refuses to do so more often because of the bumps he gets. I’m guessing he probably does it incorrectly lol.

  18. Wanda McHenry says:

    I shave in the shower and use my soapy body wash daily. It’s fast and I hardly knick myself!

  19. Kathy Artis says:

    while showering

  20. I use an electric shaver most of the time, and only use a razor when I want a good close shave. I desperately want laser surgery because shaving is something I HATE to do!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  21. I always use a mosturizer after I shave, it reduces the irritation.

  22. I shave every other day in the shower using soap.
    Thank you!

  23. Debbie Jackson says:

    I shave in the shower http://pinterest.com/jacksondeb/
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  24. I find that a good quality bath/ shower gel can replace shaving gel when shaving your legs in the shower.

  25. I shave in the morning while showerering.

  26. Cynthia C says:

    I use hair conditioner as a shaving lubricator for my legs in the shower. It really works well!

  27. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i shave in th shower
    and on my twitter entry forgot to add that my name is @stigay

  28. I shave my legs and underarms in the shower every day. I can’t stand the tiniest bit of stubble 🙂

  29. I don’t know how he does it but my son shaves in the shower without a mirror.

  30. Les Johnson says:

    I shave in the shower every day…even in the winter 🙂

  31. I always shave in the bath tub with conditioner afterwards.

  32. i prefer multi-razor razors for a cleaner shave

  33. Rae Cicelske says:

    I look forward to winter…I don’t shave as often 🙂

  34. Angela Kinder says:

    I always shave while showering. I’ll usually do it after I put conditioner in my hair so that my conditioner can saturate my hair while I shave. I have even found that some conditioners make great shaving cream!

  35. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I dont really have a shaving ritual, except for making sure my razor is sharp and changing it often

  36. Shaving in the shower works for me, but it drives my husband nuts! He only shaves at the sink. Both of us use gel shaving cream and he uses aftershave.

  37. Cynthia R says:

    i shave every day in the shower all over

  38. Crystal Warren says:

    When I run out of shaving lotion I’ll mix lotion, shampoo and condition together and it makes a great DIY shaving lotion

  39. i shave after the shower when the whiskers are still soft

  40. Debra L.Guillen says:

    I hate shaving and only do it about once a week in the winter, but unfortunately have to do it more in the summer

  41. CherylS22 says:

    I shave whenever I have to in the shower.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. D Schmidt says:

    My Husband shaves first thing every morning and he cannot begin until the water is at a certain temperature

  43. I shave after taking a bath or shower with hot water.

  44. Debra Hall says:

    i have a handicap shower so its easy to shave my legs

  45. I always shave in the shower in the direction that the hair growths.

  46. I shave every morning with my electric razor

  47. David Hollingsworth says:

    Since I have to shave every week, I shave mostly my beard, my mustache, and sometimes my legs, under my arms, and my lower back.


  48. I shave when I take a bath

  49. Mary Calabrese says:

    I shave as little as possible! it’s such a pain in the butt.

  50. I dont really have a ritual persay, but I prefer not to use disposals as I have sensitive skin

  51. shave in the shower

  52. I shave in the shower almost every day, ugh such a chore.. but I tend to get itchy if I skip too many days.

  53. Penny Snyder says:

    Always moisturize after shaving! grammypenny@frontier.com

  54. I have to shave in the shower, otherwise it’s too painful

  55. I shave in the bath tub, I think it’s too hard in the shower.

  56. Here is the truth , During summer I shave very often like 3 or 4 times a week, I usually do it in the shower and even though I buy tons of shaving gel/cream I like to use conditioner, for some reason, my legs are smoother with it but it has to be Herbal Essences Color me Happy conditioner, its probably just my crazy thinking, I know. Now, during Winter, If I shave twice during the week is a big deal, usually I only do it once per week. Lazy? Maybe, one thing I noticed is that hair doesn’t grow as fast during that time of the year, so why over do the shaving.

  57. Stephanie says:

    i shave in the shower

  58. Michelle Bryan says:

    I use conditioner to shave.

  59. I always use creamy body wash to shave.. works great for me!

  60. I shave my arms and legs after I take a shower

  61. Heather S says:

    shower then shave legs for easier removal

  62. Heather S says:

    take a shower then shave to make it easier

  63. I shave my legs in the shower a few times a week

  64. My husband shaves every single day because of his job.
    Thanks for the chance!

  65. My husband shaves every two days and uses an electric razor

  66. I always shave in the shower.

  67. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I shave my legs/underarms in the shower about 3 times a week

  68. I hate the mess left after my husband shaves, he tries to clean up but doesn’t always see all the little whiskers.

  69. I just use an electric shaver….I’m sort of a bum when it comes to shaving 🙁

  70. april yedinak says:

    Shaving ritual sounds so funny, but considering how rarely I shave my legs it should be a shaving holiday. But, what I do every time is use a good razor and shave after I have been in the hot shower a while (to soften the hair) and I always apply body wash liberally to my legs before hand and lotion after my shower.

  71. I shave in the shower everyday with body wash.

  72. I shave in the shower with shower gel and a good sharp razor.

  73. Kristy Thiel says:

    I definitely try to moisturize before and after!

  74. Katharine Davis says:

    I shave my legs in the shower with LOTS of gel and a sharp new razor

  75. I shave my underarms and legs in the shower with soap and a Venus or Daisy disposable razor.

  76. i shave in shower, but i HATE SHAVING such a pain in my butt

  77. Richard Morris says:

    i subscribe via email at this address: unevenfist84@Live.com

  78. I usually take a shower and shave and then sometimes after that I will fill up a bubble bath and soak for a while. So relaxing. I shave my underarms everyday and my legs, every other day. I just feel cleaner with everything shaved and smooth..lol Have a good day and ty for the giveaway! 🙂

  79. I usually do it after my shower so I can rinse off good.

  80. shaunie wyatt says:

    I have a friend that shaves her arms first sign of any hair

  81. Stephanie Grant says:

    I use baby oil after I shave my legs to keep them smooth and moisturized 🙂

  82. Michelle Small says:

    I shave my legs in the shower with shave gel.

  83. Marcia Goss says:

    My husband prefers to use an old-fashioned shaving mug and brush.

  84. Lindley A says:

    My husband shaves every Monday morning before work. It takes him forever!

  85. Chavonne H says:

    I don’t have any rituals, I do however reuse razors until they can’t be used anymore lol

  86. Audra Weathers says:

    I shave my legs daily and go through blades like crazy. I always shave in the shower, last thing.

  87. Stephanie says:

    I shave it all in the shower, when I’m done I put on lotion while I’m still in the hot steamy bathroom, so it all absorbs right away!

  88. Georgiana O. says:

    I like to shave while taking a shower and I like shave cream, not gel.

  89. My hubby always shaves post shower. I love to touch his soft skin!

  90. Michele P. says:

    hubby shaves every other day, and uses shaving cream most of the time, though he has tried sugar scrubs and natural oils too. (thanks to me lol)

  91. patricia skinner says:

    I always shave before my shower.

  92. Stephen McDonald says:

    I tend to shave after a hot shower so when I get out, I would still have all pores opened up.

  93. I shave in the shower once a week for my legs and more often fo my underarms. I apply lotion to my legs after my shower. I have way too many cuts, too.

  94. I shave in the shower with shaving gel.

  95. Danielle Porter says:

    I shave about twice a week, and everyday during the summer. Which adds up to a lot of money in razor blades!!!

  96. I shave in the shower.

  97. Linda Lansford says:

    I use warm water lotion and a razor

  98. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Wahl electric razor on the face when the beard gets too heavy

  99. kyl neusch says:

    wash with warm water first

  100. i have to shave twice daily once in the morning and another at night.

  101. I usually shave only once a week.

  102. I shave in the shower every day during the warm months — more like 2 or 3 times/week during the colder months.

  103. Amber Warfield says:

    I usually save shaving for the last thing in my shower since letting your skin get warm and wet for a while is supposed to help get a better shave.

  104. I shower every morning, but every night, I take a relaxing bath- which is when I shave my legs! I tend to cut myself in the shower, but baths are simple for me!

  105. I shave in the shower with soap. No shaving cream..

  106. I shave in the shower. lsenko83 @ yahoo.com

  107. i got electrolysis on my eyebrows & that worked but laser on my underarms didn’t work

  108. I like to shave under the arms after taking a hot shower. The hairs are soften then.

  109. Christie Mackey says:

    Yep. Shave my legs and underarms in the bath every time I think about it. 3 – 4 times a week.

  110. Annmarie W. says:

    I actually like to shave when I’m taking a bath – I feel like I can stretch my legs out better. But I end up shaving in the shower more often than that. And I like to use a nice shaving gel.

  111. I shave maybe once a week. My husband shaves every other day.

  112. I shave in the shower.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  113. Allison Downes says:

    I usually shave every other day in the shower and moisturize afterwards

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  114. I have found that using hair conditioner as a shaving lotion on your legs works pretty well in a pinch. Not as good as a proper shaving gel or cream but OK.

  115. Karen Gonyea says:

    Once a week I take a hot bath and lock the kids out and that is when I shave 🙂

  116. My husband has to shave everyday or he gets a beard

  117. Marie Darrer says:

    Shave while showering

    em darr

  118. Hesper Fry says:

    I shave when showering

  119. My husband shaves his head usually about every 7 days. It’s quite a process for him and he likes to use the best disposable razor but they can get kind of pricey. I bet the Gillette Mach3 would be great.

  120. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I sometimes shave my legs after my shower, but usually during. I usually shave my legs twice a week, but more in the summer/spring. I shave my underarms every other day. I use venus and schick razors.

  121. shave daily. pain in the butt
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

  122. Richard Hicks says:

    I use an electric shave 90% of time. If I want a super close shave then a razor.

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  123. Cody Anderson says:

    I always shave at the end of my shower to give my legs time to warm up.

  124. Rhonda Clemens says:

    My hubby shaves Monday thru Friday in the morning he is in the USMC, weeks he doesnt shave. I am armpits & legs every other day!


  125. jeannine s says:

    I use a razor in the shower

  126. My husband shaves everyday with soap (yuck) in the bath.

  127. Hollie Jahnke says:

    I shave in the shower.

  128. Shirley Hicks says:

    i shave my legs and underarms about every other day

  129. Tanya Bartlett says:

    I use conditioner instead of shaving cream

  130. Theresa D says:

    I shave in the shower with shaving cream.

  131. My husband dry shaves his face.

  132. Terry Cross says:

    I shave my underarms and legs in the shower at least twice a week

  133. I only shave about once a month. My hair is fine & doesn’t grow fast, so that is all that is needed 🙂

  134. Jennifer M says:

    I love balancing on one foot while trying to find a secure spot to prop up my foot so I can shave my leg.

  135. Jennifer C says:

    I shave when necessary (in the winter) and about every 2-3 days in the summer.

  136. Whitney Lindeman says:

    Shaving? What’s that? Haha. I’m a slacker. But when I do shave, I use a Venus razor that already has the shave gel bar on it, so no need for shaving cream!

  137. Hubby shaves everyday!

  138. Always shave in the shower

  139. Mary Cloud says:

    I don’t really have a ritual – most of the time I just soak in the tub to get the hair soft then shave

    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  140. rochelle johnson says:

    i just lather up the legs and shave them

  141. Miz Vickik says:

    Usually every time I bathe.

  142. carol lewis says:

    Razor and soap and I started shaving my arms, too. Yup.

  143. I usually shave in the shower w/shaving cream.

  144. amy deeter says:

    i shave everyday in the shower

  145. I always shave in the direction of hair growth to minimise bumps

  146. I take a bath in the evening shave my legs, then a shower in the morning.

  147. I shave daily in the shower

  148. Tara Vickers says:

    I shave my legs daily and follow up with lotion.

  149. Applying lotion before shaving helps sensitive skin – Thanks!

  150. Mindy McCrea says:

    My husband shaves everyday before work, and I shave my legs when I have time!

  151. Samantha Meyer says:

    I use a lot of moisturizer

  152. I shave every shower.

  153. Marble Ball Track Building Set (Large).

  154. Carolyn Daley says:

    I shave my legs in the shower every few days. However, I want to win this for my boyfriend who constantly shaves his face everyday. I think the razors and gift card would make a great stocking stuffer.

  155. My son shaves every day (he’s 19), and my husband shaves about once a week.

  156. miriam r. says:

    Well he shaves in the shower at least once a week. Uses shaving cream before and lotion right after.

  157. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I shave with baby oil, it keeps my razors sharper for longer and it gives me added moisture.

  158. Trisha McKee says:

    I shave my legs in the shower, when my legs are really lathered up!

  159. Mya Murphy says:

    Gawd, I hate shaving… I shave in the tub, normally with body wash, and I always cut myself… ugh. lol

  160. I despise stubble so I use an epilator.

  161. I don’t have any shaving rituals but if I run out of shaving cream, I use hair conditioner in a pinch

  162. Susan Smith says:

    I always shave in the shower and in the winter I don’t shave my legs as often.

  163. I shave in the shower a couple times a week

  164. I always shave while I’m taking a shower. My cousin just fills the bathtub and does it whenever.

  165. I shave my legs everyday in the shower…I hate it!

  166. My grandson prefers to use old fashioned shaving soap and a brush for his lather.

  167. I shave in the shower after letting the shaving cream sit on my legs for a few minutes.

  168. I shave in a hot shower.

  169. mary gardner says:

    i always shave my legs in the shower

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  170. Chrissy Nestor says:

    Never shave your leg’s with just soap and water it causes terrible razor burns.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  171. Angela Neynaber says:

    I shave in the shower only about once a week in the winter.

  172. I always shave in the shower and I use Dove soap which lathers up well.

  173. Nick Boitnott says:

    I shave in the shower

  174. Dorothy Hubbard says:

    I have to shave my legs with a cream or soap so I don’t nik myself.

  175. susan smoaks says:

    i shave in the shower, just real quick. i might have to touch up once i get out if i see any spots i missed!

  176. I shave in the shower twice a week.

  177. Lisa Garner says:

    My husband shaves every single morning before work and then uses after shave.

  178. My hubby shaves in the shower.

  179. legs in the shower

  180. Kelly Britton says:

    I despise shaving my legs and since I am currently single, I tend to let things go a lot longer than I should. 🙂

  181. kathy pease says:

    I use a bucket of water to shave my legs so im not constantly running water

  182. I don’t shave very often in the winter. I don’t see the point.

  183. I shave my arm pits and legs 2 times a week

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  184. I shave in the shower because it makes it easier.

  185. my husband uses the bathroom sink and shave cream and razor I think it’s a Mach lll

  186. I shave in the shower except for when I occasionally use an electric shaver

  187. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    Shave the legs in the shower

  188. I shave in the shower to save time

  189. I shave once or twice a week in between epilating sessions.

  190. I shave every day while in the shower

  191. sheryl cullum says:

    Shave once a week in the shower

  192. Kellie Conklin says:

    I hate shaving but I shave every other day in the shower with a shaving cream or conditioner! thanks!

  193. I usually don’t shave but twice a week with a regular razor.

  194. I have dark hair, which causes my underarms to appear dirty and dark. To combat this, I exfoliate with a loofa and sometimes a pumice stone. I shave with a very nice 4 blade razor and moisturizing cream. I then shave down, the normal way, and rinse. Then, I shave up, getting all the little hairs I missed! followed with Dove deodorant after the shower.

  195. I use conditioner in place of shave cream when I run out. 🙂

  196. Charity S says:

    I always shave in the shower.

  197. I shave in the shower with a Schick Intuition razor. It makes things go super fast!

  198. Sarah Yurga says:

    my daughter just started shaving…i have her soak her legs in the tub as long as possible

  199. I shave in the shower

  200. shirley zolenski says:

    I always shave in the bath with shower gel

  201. Veronica Garrett says:

    I shave after taking a shower. It is a chore I don’t enjoy.

  202. Laurie Emerson says:

    I always put a warm facecloth on my legs after shaving and then a cool facecloth. For some reason it makes my legs feel so soft and pampered.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  203. I shave my legs in the shower, usually every three days, and sometimes use conditioner as shaving lotion. But always lotion up after shaving.

  204. Charlene Kuser says:

    I shave my legs and underarms while taking my bath everyday.

  205. Thanks for the giveaway… shave in the shower with Nivea gel for men & a Gillette razor.

  206. No shaving done at my house. I’ll give the razor to a friend.
    Thanks for the contest.

  207. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I always get a better shave with hot water.

  208. Barbara Long says:

    I shave my legs in the shower twice a week using shaving gel.