Have you ever been unable to escape a song? You get in the car, it’s on. You go to a restaurant, it’s on. Suddenly, it’s chorus is in television commercials and Instagram stories. And you’re just like, “Seriously?! Why am I being haunted by 21 Pilots?!”
That’s how the Billie razor advertisements were for me. They were on every social channel, every blog, and in every magazine. I couldn’t turn on my phone without running into their body-conscious, hipster models. The.ads.were.everywhere.
And then, just when I thought I’d escaped, and Billie had been replaced by P.Volve ads, readers started asking for a Billie review. Their feeds had clearly been overtaken as well. And who am I to deny you ladies the unbiased, unsponsored reviews you ask for?
Billie brands itself as a female-focused beauty brand, creating razors for women in a male-dominated world. Their goal is to make razors that don’t cost more just because we’re women (hello, pink tax). And their ads are filled with women of different ethnicities and body types, many with visible body hair, which for those of us who grew up in the 90s is a little jarring, but I get the feminist angle of showing a woman with a less-than-trim bikini area, even if it makes me double take.
According to their website, their blades are sharper and their handle ergonomically designed to give women a closer, smoother shave then you would get with the average razor off of the shelf.
The razor subscription service also aims to prevent you from ever running out of fresh blades. A Billie subscription starts at $9 + shipping, but you can add other items like shaving cream and lotion.
When you order from Billie’s, you choose your handle color from a handful of choices. The razor-handle felt heavier than the Venus razors that I usually buy. The nicest thing I can say about the razor is that it felt good in my hand, so the ergonomics are as good as promised. It also glides across the skin with a smoothness that my other razor couldn’t match.
As for the smoother shave I was promised, my legs felt slightly smoother the first day. They were also softer to the touch, but the shave didn’t seem to last longer. I still felt the need to shave on day three like usual.
Blade delivery is nice if you always seem to forget them at the store (raises hand). The shaving cream was really lovely, very moisturizing. Shaving cream isn’t a must-buy for me, but this one could make me a believer.
The small triangle in the photo is a magnet that allows the handle to attach to your shower wall, which is certainly convenient. Two readers complained that keeping the razor in the shower resulted in rusted blades, but I didn’t experience this issue over the two weeks I used the razor.
Bottom line, it’s a nice razor, but the mind-blowing results some bloggers experienced didn’t fully materialize. I would buy the Billie again, mostly because having blades delivered is nice, and that shaving cream was pretty great. Mostly, I liked Billie’s ethos and marketing, so I’d re-buy to also support that mission.
I purchased this Billie kit, like all Saw It On Social products, with my own cash and used it for two weeks. I enjoyed the razor enough to put up an affiliate link to the Billie website, so if you buy it through those links, I will earn a small commission.