I’ve just come back from a little 5-day holiday to Ibiza for a friend’s wedding – how nice it is to get away for a few days in May?
Prepping for a holiday so early in the year felt a little strange at first. It was raining, and the skies were miserable and grey back here in Manchester when I was packing up. A couple of days before, I realised I needed to get a bit of a plan together to get my body ‘beach ready’ – eugh, does anyone else detest this task?
First up was to gradual tan. Luckily, I’m using a subtle everyday build up tan with a silky mitt, so it means I’m pretty much streak free now when I use it. And then the next beauty prep task: shaving.
I decided that due to having quite a few high-rise swimming costumes and bikinis this year, it was time to actually put some real ‘TLC’ into my de-fuzzing my body this year. The first step I was going to take was to invest in a good quality bikini trimmer and razor, to stop me feeling self-conscious. I must admit, shaving is something that I’m guilty of being a little splash-dash with, which I really wanted to change this Summer.
For this particular holiday prep, I needed to make it as simple and stress-free as possible. After all, there’s nothing worse than relaxing in the sun and worrying about bikini lines and all sorts!
Luckily, I had heard about the Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women Bikini, a 2-in-1 trimmer and razor. I have to say, it’s fabulous shocking pink colour and soft chunky grip body was a nice change as soon as I pulled it out of the box!
This razor comes with 4 wire-wrapped blades on one end, designed to give a close and precise shave. On the other side (it’s kinda like a double ended beauty tool) is the bikini trimmer, allowing you to adjust to 3 lengths. It comes complete with a battery too, so I could just pop this in and get going with it straight away.
The 2-in-1 razor is completely waterproof, so it’s designed to make the entire shaving and trimming process do-able in the shower, without any hassle. It was the first time in a long time I achieved the smoothest, fuzz-free shave I’ve possibly ever had (as much as I’m ashamed to say!)
I decided to use this for the first time a couple of days before flying to Ibiza, and then I would aim to use it again the night before jetting off.
Some things I really enjoyed about this Wilkinson Sword Quattro. Firstly, the razor side has a pivoting head, so it was lovely to use this on my bikini area and make sure every single angle was covered. There is literally nothing worse than those ridged razors which don’t bend and fit into every groove you need! It has 4 wire-wrapped blades on the shaving end, to ensure that precision and super close finish.
Secondly, I’ve always just used razors on their own for shaving, and never really looked at using a trimmer alongside it. But with this one, I was able to use the shaving end first to get rid of all the main unwanted hair, and then go over the edges and areas which needed precision with the trimmer. I guess a lot of girls may use the trimmer end when they just want to maintain and keep intimate areas neat, too, or when they are in a rush and don’t have time to use the razor.
The 2-in-1 benefit has been a little life changing for me, giving me the neatest, closest shave and hair-free result possible.
I felt super confident and less self-conscious on my trip to Ibiza, especially when sunbathing and climbing in and out of the pool. However, it did rain for two days over there, meaning no bikinis or swimming costumes for a full 48 hours. What were the chances of that happening?!
The Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women Bikini Razor and Trimmer retails at £10, which you get via a fabulous offer over on Shopmium here.