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LA (GUINEA PIG): THE BEST CREAM SHAVE, RESOLVED

By Nora Zelevansky / July 27th, 2009

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Okay, guys and gals: This is the moment you've all been waiting for . . .

Actually, you probably haven't been waiting at all, but I'm sort of excited to have finally taken a "Guinea Pig" post to resolution after the great Revitalash debacle of early 2009.  Plus, I sort of like the idea of you guys waiting with bated breath for the verdict on Honey Mango Shave Cream.  Maybe it's because I'm waiting with bated breath for the stunning conclusion of The Bachelorette tonight (clearly, the MOST dramatic rose ceremony ever!) and I need to believe that other people out there are as lame as I am.

Anyway, without further ado: I think I should begin by admitting to some bias.  I like ANYTHING called "Shave Cream" instead of "Shaving Cream."  It just sounds all British and nice.  So, in that respect, I suppose I'm not very discerning.

Last "Guinea Pig" post on The Pocket Lint (or last week on . . . oh whatever): When it comes to this product, I've heard everything from "This shave cream will change your life for the better!" to "This shave cream will gum up your razor!" and those comments were only from two of my multiple personalities.  United States of Linty.

No, really I heard those reactions from two separate people, neither of which were personalities from inside my head.  Really.  I only have two other personalities: a hard-living blues singer named Peaches and a Dick Tracy era gangster.  And neither one of them has ever used Honey Mango anything.  Peaches only uses peach flavored products and Dick is just allergic.  Okay.  I've officially lost it.

Anyway, here's what I've decided: 1) This type of natural, sort of non-foaming "shave cream" DOES always gum up your razor a bit, although it washes off really easily and, I mean, every kind of shaving cream does that a little bit.  2) This Honey Mango Shave Cream can gum up my razor anytime because it smells AWESOME and it makes my legs INSANELY soft.

Normally, I have to use heavy duty shea butter lotions to keep my legs all smooth and hydrated, but, with this Shave Cream, my legs are silky like a Legs commercial.  Me likey.

So, that's the verdict for me.  I still love my regular shave gel, but, I have to admit, it doesn't do my legs quite so well.

Now you can stop holding your breath.  You know, cause you were waiting for these results, right?  Will the shave cream–who is here for the right reasons and is just looking for love–get a rose or go home crushed?  Next week on the Guinea Pig.

xo – N.

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  1. Nora, I truly believe in this Shave Cream. Thanks for taking it for a test drive.
    My new obsession and something you might want to try yourself? Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist. I use it every morning before moisturizing, and it’s keeping my usually dry summer skin moist and dewy without feeling goopy. Also, it smells rosy, but not overly so.

  2. BREK!!! I am SOOOO obsessed with that Jurlique Rose Water. I totally think it’s one of the best products ever created. I got so obsessed and then I got Tova, Megan and Rachel obsessed. I actually just ran out of my last bottle of it. SAD! It’s so refreshing and the rose scent is so light and not old lady.

  3. you are funny, i actually had been waiting for these results as i love tj’s SHAVE cream but thought you would dismiss it as a natural product for the birkenstock wearing crowd – ie toms of maine tooth paste.

  4. Nah, but I do dismiss your Tom’s stuff. Ew.

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