Hit or Hype: Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club reviews were comparing it to the Gillette razor system, but for a fraction of the cost. Learn more about the DSC here.

I wanted a real first impression, not only about the value of the kit but does it really compare to Gillette in terms of shave and durability. So, “hubby” took the challenge and ordered the 4X set (seen below). It arrived in a “bland” brown box and contained the handle, 4-stainless steel quad-blade cartridges and a sample of the shave butter (good for a weekend use).

photo courtesy of dollarshaveclub.com

So here’s his thoughts about it:

KHRS: What surprised you most about the initial order when it arrived?

GS: The simplicity of the packaging. Most subscription boxes often include a welcome letter/packet with information about the club, its products and testimonials of customers; I would’ve liked to have seen that.

KHRS: What is the difference between these razors and other brands you’ve tried?

GS: These razors are far better quality and provide a closer shave. You can use one cartridge for a week and still have more for the rest of the month. The cheaper ones you may be able to get one day’s shave from a razor before having to throw it away. The quality was just as good as the other brand I used and would be difficult to tell the difference – it’s just that close.

KHRS: What influenced your decision to try DSC?

GS: I’ve actually looked at DSC for a long time and heard other national radio hosts say good things about it. I also know people who have tried it and said good things about it. Instead of going and buying cheap razors, I thought why not get something you know is going to provide a quality shave for a month. $6 is a good bargain, I think it’s brilliant.

KHRS: How would you describe your first month with DSC?

GS: I like it. It was what I expected, when I got the box and looked at the razor I said this is about as good a quality as any of the brand name razors you could get. I’m pleased with the results, overall the experience was good and makes me want to keep going with it. On a scale of 1-10, I’d give it an 8.


Summer’s Final Call

It’s hard to believe it will soon be mid-August. School bells will be ringing, signaling the end of Summer and the beginning of “sweater” weather, football games and pumpkins.

I caught this image during my stroll to our Whole Foods Market this past weekend. The flowers reminded me to stop and enjoy these fleeting days before they are history.

This image doesn’t do it justice (an aerial shot would have been ideal) the full shot of the anchor is breath-taking.

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photo courtesy of KReative_Works

So, I’ll leave this here . . until next time.

June 10th begins our local Portugal Day celebration (over 3 days). It’s like a street fair with performances, food, drinks, and crafts.  The sun finally graced us (after what seemed like a solid week of rain) and the warmer temps plus low humidity helped bring out the crowd.

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We are grateful to be a part of a city that recognizes and celebrates its diversity.


“The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety”  ~ W. Somerset Maugham