The Sustainable Series: Shaving with Estrid

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๐–๐ž๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ..

THE SUSTAINABLE SERIES!

๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ˆ’๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ! ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ, ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐›๐ฅ๐จ๐  ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐š ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ˆ’๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐๐š๐ฒ-๐ญ๐จ-๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž , ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ญ’๐ฌ #๐‚๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ซ #๐’๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐…๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐จ๐ง! ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ˆ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐ฆ๐ž!


This post is in collaboration with the “Female-First Razor Brand” called..

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Estrid is a cruelty-free and super stylish razor that supports female empowerment and our beautiful planet at the same time! While many beauty and lifestyle brands choose to still show an outdated, old-fashioned image of women, Estrid is nothing like that. The โ€œfemale-firstโ€ brand shows women of each and every body type and even more important: that it is totally up to you, how you want to shave: Your body, your control!

Also, you may have heard of the โ€œpink taxโ€ and that women often need to pay more than men for the same products? Especially shaving companies mostly aimed at men and ask women to overpay for female razors. And this is exactly why Estrid has been created:

โ€œto make shaving a bit more convenient, and a lot more affordableโ€.

A VEGAN RAZOR?

You might be asking yourself now โ€“ wait, isnโ€™t every razor vegan?! Well, that was my thought as well so I found it even more interesting, that most razor brands actually use animal substances in their strips. Whilst Estrid chose to only include vegan ingredients: aloe vera, shea butter and cocoa butter. Sounds good, right? And it also feels amazing โ€“ I definitely donโ€™t want to miss Estrid in my bathroom now!

But thatโ€™s not all: the packaging is recyclable and steel-handles make it more sustainable and durable as well! Estrid does not only feel different, they also want to make a difference. For every purchase you make, they donate a portion to the foundation Kvinna till Kvinna, a Swedish organisation that has been working for and supporting womenโ€™s rights since 1993 in more than 20 war and conflict-ridden countries in the world! #GirlPower!

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Let me introduce you to my new little vegan-friendly friend that was kindly *gifted* by Estrid! I say little, but it actually has a bit of weight to it! Estrid kindly *gifted* me their vegan-friendly starter kit (ยฃ7.95) which includes:

๐Ÿ’— Your Razor (Choice of 4 Colours: Peach, Cloud, Blush, Space)โฃ

๐Ÿ’— 2x 5-Blade Cartridgesโฃ

๐Ÿ’—ย Matching Wall Mountโฃ

Now I donโ€™t normally shave, but lockdown made me do it, and I have to say that Iโ€™m pretty pleased with how silky & smooth my skin feels!

Any type of hair removal has got to be my most hated beauty chores, but shaving is probably the worst!. Doing endless yoga poses in the bath and shower doesnโ€™t exactly make for a relaxing experience. Especially when you have a darker skin tone, and therefore have VERY naturally dark hair. However one thing that can make it a more enjoyable experience is having a razor that is a pleasure to use!

Enter Estridย 

A vegan and cruelty free shaving brand who are changing the razor game! With a โ€˜shave if you want toโ€™ attitude, and a focus on making a luxury shaving experience accessible to all, prices start at ยฃ7.95! I love the product, the branding, and the message:

โ€œ๐€๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ: ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ, ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž, ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ข๐ญ, ๐˜๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐.โ€ – Estrid

MY BODY, MY HAIR, MY CHOICEโ€ฆ

Shaving has to be quick and effective for me. With quite a bit of hair I want to remove on a regular basis, I look for a razor that makes this easy! Being naturally dark haired means that anywhere I have hair, that hair is black. Legs, arms, bikini line, fingers, toes, tummy. Yep. While this body hair is completely natural, I personally would rather remove it! And when I do choose to shave, my new razor of choice is the Estrid razor in Blush.

Image from: Estrid.com

With my first swipe of the Estrid razor over my calf I was stunned. It literally felt like it was floating along my leg! I have never used a razor that was so smooth and such a joy to shave with before. In addition to this, it left the skin underneath feeling soft and smooth long after I got out the shower!

SUSTAINABLE SHAVING

With a weighted metal handle and in the cutest of colours including Peach (soft orange), Cloud (light grey), Blush (soft pink) or Space (lilac), the Estrid razors are made to be displayed! Arriving with a metal shower wall mount and your choice of refills based on how often you shave, they are simple yet effective! Most razors use animal products to create a smooth gel strip, however Estrid are completely vegan and cruelty free using Aloe Vera and Shea Butter instead โ€“ WIN WIN!

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Image from: Estrid.com

The minimalist Scandinavian design process inspired by nature has resulted in fluid and smooth lines โ€” a true bathroom accessory! Estrid razors are made to last, and only the heads need changing. You can sign up to a subscription to have 4 new razor blades delivered every 1, 2 or 3 months for just ยฃ9.95 depending on how often you would like them to be delivered to you, & you can cancel at anytime!

Unfortunately at the moment Estrid donโ€™t have an option to send the razor heads back to be recycled. However last year Gilette teamed up with Terracycle to offer a free recycling service for razors and razor heads from any brand. How amazing is that?! On the plus side however, Estrid do offer free, climate compensated shipping with every order!

I am really impressed with both how the Estrid razor is a joy to use, and the moves they are making to be better for the environment as a new brand. This razor is a great addition to my sustainable journey, and I can’t wait for you to try it out!


I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post, donโ€™t forget to like and follow my blog! ๐Ÿ’—

Have you tried Estrid razors before & if so, what did you think? Talk to me in the comments below! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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DISCLAIMER
Huge thanks to Estridย for working with me on this blog post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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