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Giveaway Swellness: The winner of the Health & Swellness Schick Hydro Silk Taking Strides, Sharing Stories giveaway

Schick Hydro Silk razor handle

First off — thank you to everyone who shared a story about someone in their life who inspires them in my Schick Hydro Silk Taking Strides, Sharing Stories giveaway. I must admit, I got misty eyed reading about the incredible women in your lives. If you haven’t read them yet, please do go the comments section to have a read (And you can find more in the online gallery Schick is putting up!).

Secondly…the winner of the giveaway, chosen via random number generator is Miriam! Congratulations! Enjoy your prize! — hello, smooth legs and some shoppin’!

Thanks again to you, my lovely Health & Swellness readers, for reading, sharing and entering!

3 Comments May 23, 2014

Beauty Swellness: Schick Hydro Silk Taking Strides, Sharing Stories (psst, there’s a giveaway here!)

Schick Hydro Silk Sensitive Care Razor

All too often, we don’t get the opportunity to pat ourselves on the back or to honour the ones in our lives that inspire us. To help recognize the amazing women in our lives, Schick Hydro Silk has created the Taking Strides, Sharing Stories online gallery.

And you can (and should!) take part. Think of the person that inspires you—it could be a story about yourself, or your best friend, your mom—someone who helps to make the world a better place. Share your story with me, in the comments below and you will be one of the first featured on the online gallery! Feel good about it too; for every story or photo uploaded, Schick Hydro Silk will donate $1 to a women’s mental health program.

Schick asked me to share a personal story about strides I’ve taken. There are plenty of things I’d love to improve on, but I am pretty chuffed about the progress I’ve made in running. I can remember struggling with running straight through one minute back as a new runner in 2007, and never in my wildest dreams would’ve thought I could complete a marathon. I continue to work at getting faster and stronger, and running actually helped me pull my life together during a very tough time.

And now I continue to share my training and races because I’ve been told by so many people (even from people I’ve never met who’ve sent me a quick note via email) that it’s gotten them to work out or to try running, too, and how it’s help them improve their health or even helped them through a rough spot in their life, as well. A friend who just started running recently called me the wind beneath her wings, and as much as she said it in jest, I was touched.

And as for women who inspire me – so many in my life, too many to mention, but it includes strong, adventurous women who’ve made brave steps to find happiness and ones who’ve picked up their lives after devastating losses. I feel fortunate to have so many incredible women in my life.

Have you take an amazing stride in your life, or is there someone who inspires you every day? Share a story right here on this blog post in the comments below! Your story will be featured on Schick Hydro Silk Canada’s online Facebook gallery, which goes live on May 22nd!

Oh, and let’s not forget — it’s also Schick Hydro Silk giveaway time!

Just for sharing your story here in the comments section of this post, you’ll be entered in a draw to win a prize from Schick Hydro Silk of a Schick Hydro Silk Sensitive Care Razor, Skintimate Mandarin Burst shave gel and a $50 Visa pre-paid giftcard!

Share your story (you must be a Canadian resident) in the comments section here by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, and a winner will be chosen at random. Oh, and your story will be shared with the Schick online gallery team, so it’ll be among the first ones to be featured in the gallery!

So do share! Get to it!

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18 Comments May 14, 2014

Giveaway Swellness: Schick Hydro Silk Disposable reviews (plus the winner of the $100 giftcard!)


Is there a new disposable razor on the market worthy of being your shaver? A few weeks ago, 10 lucky Health & Swellness readers got to test out the new Schick Hydro Silk Disposable (this is what I thought of it) and asked for their honest feedback. Seems like there were a few nicks, lots of smooth shaves and one serum-leakage issue. Read on for more detailed highlights of what they thought:

“This is one of the best razors that I’ve used! I’m not really prone to hyperbole but after trying a lot of more expensive ones, this blade has the best and closest shave. I tried it after a week-long vacation camping so it really got tested!…My only complaint would be that it’s such a close shave that there is a bit of razor burn that occurs, but with a good moisturizer, this is easily overcome.” –K.P.

“I have the regular Hydro Silk and I can say that it did just as good a job. It had a very nice close shave and I also enjoyed the material of the handle, it felt good to hold in your hand. I give this product a 10 out of 10!” –S.D.

“My first impressions were that the Hydro Silk was lightweight and easy to hold in even the soapiest of showers & that alone gave it a leg up on my old razor. I’d become accustomed to the onslaught of nicks and cuts that plagued me every time I used a brand new razor head, particularly around my knees and the front of my shins. I was pleasantly surprised to make it out of the shower with only 2 small nicks just below my kneecap. I find this area to be particularly troublesome as a result of 6 knee surgeries that have left me without any feeling around the incision scars & the lack of sensation has tripped me up time and time again when I shave. The curve sensing blade of the Hydro Silk glided effortlessly over those areas and for the first time in years there wasn’t any sign of missed hairs & stubble – that alone would sway me to trade out my old razor. Normally, I use a body cream to moisturize my legs post shave, but the Hydro Silk boasted increased hydration for up to 2 hours after shaving so I forewent this step and let the hydration strip do its thing. While my legs didn’t feel quite as moisturized as they normally do post lotion, there was a noticeable hydrating and smoothing result with the Hydro Silk. I’ve used the razor several times in the last two weeks and I’ve decided it’s worth switching to.” –M.B.

“I don’t usually use disposables because I have found them to irritate my skin and I cut myself more often with them. As soon as I opened the Schick Hydro Silk, I knew it was different than the disposables I’ve used in the past. The contoured, cushioned handle is comfortable to hold and makes the razor easy to control. With five blades, shaving is a quick task and I am left with soft, smooth skin—not a single sign of irritation! I am so glad to have found a disposable razor I can use when I travel!” – J.H.

“It is the best disposable razor I have ever used! It was nice and lightweight, but didn’t feel like cheap plastic like other disposables. It performed just as well as the refillable Hydro Silk that I have used in the past and even better my old favourite disposables.I was able to get a very close shave without using a shaving gel or cream. No nicks, cuts, or irritation at all.” – B.P.

“It provides a very close, very smooth shave, without having to press hard or shave the same area twice. The head moves easily around curves (and esp. under my knees), and it didn’t irritate my skin at all. It was also easy to clean. Storage of the razor: the conditioning serum in the razor is located in the small oval marks that are visible on the head of the razor. I left the razor in the hanging cabby, where the shower water hits it. When I picked up the razor the next day the serum had leaked out of some of the spots and there is a difference in the shave the razor now provides. It almost felt like the razor was getting stuck on dry skin. So it is important to store the

razor in a dry place/shelf.” –K.L.

“I actually prefer disposable razors for some reason, and I wasn’t disappointed with this one. The Schick Hydro Silk Disposable gave me a nice close shave, including those harder areas like my knees and my underarms. What normally happens for me, is that by the next day after shaving, my legs are stubbly again but I am happy to say that I shaved yesterday and today my legs are just as smooth as they were right after shaving. This is one of the best disposables I have ever used.” – A.A.

“The very first thing I noticed was that it is not your typical disposable razor. It was very well made and look like a regular razor you just switched the blades on.The razor was very comfortable to hold, fit right in my hand. It also had great grips on it. It was a very smooth shave and left my skin very soft and smooth.” –A.M.

“The first thing I noticed about this razor was the rubber grips on the handle. It made for a great non-slip surface while using it in the shower. I liked the moisturizing beads on the razor that were released as I shaved. It eliminated the need for shaving gel but I do wonder how many shaves I can get with the moisturizing beads before they dry up. The razor glided smoothly up and down my legs and caught all of the hair leaving me with silky, smooth legs. I was really impressed by the job of this razor! I did feel the need to moisturize my legs after shaving as they felt a little dry. Overall, this is a great disposable razor and much better than the disposable razors I have tried with only one or two blades. The five blades of this razor allowed for a close, comfortable shave.” –A.M.

And now for the winner of the $100 Visa giftcard!

One of the lucky reviewers won a $100 Visa giftcard for taking part in the review! I did the draw this morning—congrats to Jonnie H.! Check your inbox for an email from me; the Schick folks will send you your prize.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the review!

(Psst. Love gardening? I’ve got gardening toolkit giveaway going on right now in case you missed it!)

Oh, and while you’re here, maybe help me out in a challenge I’m in? Vote for me with just a click! Thanks!

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