9 February 2015

Review: Bearded Colonel

Shaving really is the bane of my life and with such a hectic busy schedule I seem to find more and more that I rarely have time to pamper myself or even simply time to manage the hair growth! I even struggle to remember to include razors for myself in the monthly grocery shop and having just had a baby my brain is mush, there might be no hope left! That is until Bearded Colonel asked if I'd like to review their razor blade subscription service.

So "razor blade subscription service!?" I hear you say? Well yes, simply put that's what the Bearded Colonel are offering. With people having such busy lives these days, having blades delivered to your house so you don't forget to shave is actually quite genius. There's nothing worse when you want to shave and find you don't have any blades left. How does it work then? Well you pick the frequency of when you would like your razor blades delivered, either every month, every 2 months or every 3 months. You then receive your blades in the post (you get 4 fresh blades with every delivery), and by the way shipping is free, and lastly you get to enjoy a nice shave. It really is as simple as that and there's no commitment to stay with Bearded Colonel, you can stay with them for as long or as short as you like.

The razor blades themselves are actually really really good. Because I received one handle and 4 blades to test and review my other half was able to test out the blades for me as well. It's always nice to get a man's opinion now and again! Here's what Bearded Colonel have to say about their product first: "Our blades use the Gothic Arch II, a technology that is unique to our partners. But for a top shave, you’ll need more than just the best blades on the market; you need the right handle. Simple yet effective, the handle is a sandwich of metal and rubber. The rubber underside insures good grip. A solid metal core gives the handle added weight for extra stability, reducing the chances of cuts. The top layer is textured metal, allowing your thumb to grip the handle without sacrificing mobility, helping you get that much more precision. The real coup de grace lies in the shape. The slight curve is designed to fit with the natural curve of your fingers making the handle an extension of your hand. By the way, the handle is on us!"

The other half and I both agree that these razor blades are something special. I normally have to shave my under arms every other day but with these blades it was every 3 days which is great and saves me some time of course. Although my other half sports a nice beard he's quite hairy so likes to have his neck smooth and hair free. He's commented on what a really close shave these blades have given him and they haven't left his skin dry or itchy.

The cost of this subscription service is £8.50 which works out at about £2.13 per blade plus your shipping is free of course and you get the razor blade handle with your first order which is quite good. Yes there are cheaper blades out there on the market but these ones are really good quality, even I'm thinking of signing up so I don't forget to buy razor blades anymore.

Overall a really good idea to have a razor blade subscription service, it's convenient, the blades themselves and the handle are good quality which I'm giving the thumbs up and the price is definitely fair compared to other blades on the market. Women's blades especially as they can be so expensive.

Mummy's rating - 8.5/10
Daddy's rating - 8.5/10

Please visit www.beardedcolonel.co.uk for more information. You can also see what Bearded Colonel get up to on Facebook and Twitter so why not pop over and say hello.

I was provided with the first months subscription from Bearded Colonel in order for me to conduct this review. All opinions are my own.

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5 comments on "Review: Bearded Colonel"

Kim Carberry on 10 February 2015 at 21:00 said...

What a fantastic idea....
I always forget to buy razors too....hehehe

Unknown on 11 February 2015 at 10:36 said...

Love the packaging! Nice review. #triedtested

Unknown on 13 March 2015 at 09:49 said...

I thought this sounded a great idea so i decided to join. Was really looking forward to recieving my razor and blades. I had an e mail from founder of the "club" welcoming me and telling me the razor had been dispatched. Sure enough it arrived the next day and on opening i was a bit sceptical. The razor stick wasn't as heavy as i was expecting and seemed a bit cheap looking. I liked the tin and found inside the four blades that were supplied, these too did not look to be of a very high standard but i thought you never know, it might be fine.
As it was i hadn't shaved for two days so i thought this will be a good test and was eagerly looking forward to shaving this morning.
I use a superfine badger bristle brush along with Proraso soap, which is very smooth so i lathered my face and then drew the first stroke of the razor over it. Agh!! It was just how i hoped it wouldn't be. Scratchy, rough and i was having to make 3 or 4 strokes to get any sort of close shave. I tried to persevere but it was ripping my face to bits so i picked up my Gillette pro fusion and finished with that.
The bearded colonel razor along with the blades and tin went straight in the bin. On the website it says how we have been ripped off by gillette for years but i would rather have a decent razor than a ripped face.
These baldes im afraid are not even in the same league and are probably on a par with BIC!!!

Amelie xona on 21 October 2015 at 10:59 said...

Very safe and nice products regarding blades.. I love this information very much. Do you have any information regarding Debenhams Discount Code

HKHasher on 10 April 2016 at 21:50 said...

Very surprised at Mark Cousin's review - I have found the bearded colonel's blades to be brilliant and far surpassing the Gillette proglide. Closest shave I have ever had. A two week old BC blades shaves closer than a brand new proglide.

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