Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a review of the Venus Embrace razor and its sidekick, Satin Care Passionista Fruit Shave Gel (with its fruity scent which I LOVE). Both are brands that I’ve used on a regular basis for a number of years. And I’m not exaggerating one bit when I say that the Venus Embrace razor has enabled me to exit my bathroom WITHOUT the telltale dots of toilet paper adorning my legs from the carnage of shaving. I’ve been able to introduce this system to both of my daughters (ages 12 and 10) who are new to the joys of shaving. This campaign helped me open up a dialogue with them regarding hygiene and beauty maintenance. Venus has invited all of the daughters of the bloggers in this campaign to interview their mothers regarding “Summer Beauty Do’s and Don’ts.” My 12-year-old ran with this project. She joyously compiled a list with which to interrogate me. I’ve had to edit a few questions, because evidently INAPPROPRIATE HUMOR is hereditary.
Question #1: Mom, how often do you shave your legs?
Answer #1: Every stinking day. Once you start, there’s no turning back. I have gotten much faster in my old age, as I can now shave a pair of underpits plus two legs in just under 3 minutes. My personal best.
Question #2: How often do you change the blade of your razor?
Answer #2: Whenever the blades go on sale. And I have a coupon. Did I say that out loud? Fortunately for me my Venus razor is very forgiving when I forget to change the blades in a timely manner, and I’ve never received a nick or cut due to my blade changing negligence.
Question #3: What is a good beauty tip for when it’s raining and your hair is frizzy?
Answer #3: Send your daughter out to the mailbox. And have a nice collection of hats.
Question #4: What is a good foundation that works for you?
Answer #4: Do your best and always wear clean underwear (insert eye roll of the interviewer). Fine. I gravitate towards high-end drug store mineral powder foundation. As long as its on sale and I have a coupon.
Question #5: When can I start wearing makeup without you yelling at me?
Answer #5: First of all, I don’t yell. I remind. Loudly. Because evidently you haven’t heard me the first FOUR HUNDRED times I’ve told you no makeup until you’re 13.
Question #6: Can I borrow your mascara?
Answer #6: No. And you should never borrow anyone’s mascara because disease gets passed that way and you can get an eye infection and your eyeball will fall out and you’ll need an eyepatch. Thusly ending your mascara wearing days. (I have a spot all picked out on my bookshelf for my Mother of the Year Award, by the way.)
Question #7: Is it bad to share hair brushes?
Answer #7: Yes. (This is a hot-button topic around our house because dear friends of ours recently had to deal with a lice infestation. For a more natural remedy, read the post I dedicated to this issue here.)
Question #8: Can chocolate make you have zits?
Answer #8: I’ve heard this is an old wives’ tale. But my personal scientific research has told me that around the time of the year that Thin Mints enter the fray, I have a massive breakout. So I’d have to answer yes. But it’s totally worth it.
Question #9: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done in the name of beauty?
Answer #9: Where do I begin? Okay, as an extraordinarily fair teenager, using baby oil as suntan lotion at the beach. I couldn’t bend my arms or legs for a week.
I think she has a future as a talk show host. Or an angst ridden teenager.
For more legitimate shaving ideas, please visit the Venus tips page here.
I am able to give away ANOTHER $50 Visa gift card, courtesy of BlogHer and Venus Embrace. All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section of this post: What’s the best beauty tip you have shared with your daughter to prepare her for the summer OR what has been your funniest beauty mishap? Comments on this post will remain open until Thursday, August 23, 2012.
• No duplicate comments.
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a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post.
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d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
• This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
• You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
• The Official Rules are available here.
• This sweepstakes runs from 7/26 – 8/23.
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