DIY Men’s Cucumber-Mint Aftershave & Shaving Savings
“This post is sponsored by Walgreens #ShaveStudio35. All views expressed are that of our own.”
If I had to choose one thing I do not exactly enjoy as a guy I would have to pick shaving my face. Ok, so I know ladies have it rough too with all the shaving many of them do, but the face is such a sensitive area that can really get irritated quickly. One wrong move to the right, a little too much hacked off the left, and you basically have to shave your facial hair right off. I have been there done that with the whole going into the bathroom with a beard and leaving with a baby face gig.
And my wife basically hates when these sort of things happen!
She prefers facial hair and a neatly maintained beard. I guess I do not blame her since I do look like a 12-year-old boy when I have no beard or fuzz. To keep a well-groomed look, I lather up and shave every 2 days to keep the beard lines sharp. My weapon of choice? Well, for years I have been a Gillette fan and grew up with their Mach3® which my dad used. I have tried other brands, but the quality of these razors *was* unbeatable, but the price? Not so much!
Throughout the years I learned that when it comes to shaving, you just cannot cheap out and go with the off brands…or can you?
When I got word that my favorite drugstore Walgreens now made Studio 35® shaving cartridges that fit the Gillette® Mach3® I was excited to try them. With a savings of about $4 per 5 pack, I was overjoyed! Razors and blade refills can cost a pretty penny if you shave a lot so I was happy to take the savings!
Unlike my current razor blade refills which can be hard to find in stock (since they are so popular), the Studio 35 Men’s Three-Blade Cartridges with Lubricating Gel 5pk were abundant and even on sale! For the month of August, at Walgreens, you can buy one package and get the next 50% off! In September the deal sweetens further with each Studio 35 Men’s Three-Blade Cartridges with Lubricating Gel 5pk only costing $9.99!!!
When I got home I was eager to try out these refill blades and hoped I would not be disappointed. I made a new batch of my DIY Men’s Cucumber-Mint Aftershave and got to work. With cucumbers growing like weeds this time of year, my wife and I often make cucumber side dishes, face, masks, and even this aftershave. It keeps for a week in the fridge, and is super moisturizing and invigorating!
Want to make this DIY Men’s Cucumber-Mint Aftershave?
Here is what you’ll need:
- 1 small unpeeled cucumber
- 3 small bunches of spearmint
- 1 tablespoon mint extract
- 1 cup of water
- Puree your mint, water, and cucumber in a blender
- Strain carefully to remove sediment.
- Once your liquid is strained add the extract and mix
- Store in a sealed glass jar in the fridge when not in use.
Ok, now onto the fun stuff! I popped off my old razor cartridge and added a Studio 35 Men’s Cartridge to my Mach3® handle. I am a creature of habit and always use shaving gel so that my face does not get irritation. After lathering my cheeks and neck I started to shave. I was actually pleasantly surprised that one pass over each targeted area was all I needed. The lubricated reservoir in conjunction with the patented blade guards provided a smooth shave. There was no ripping or pulling of hair or nicks. The Studio 35 Men’s Cartridges worked great and is a product I will use from here in on out!
After my quick shave, I used some of my DIY aftershave and was ready to tackle the day with a polished look. If you too want to ditch the cost associated with Mach3® refills, consider trying out Studio 35 Men’s Cartridges for yourself, I bet you will NOT be disappointed!
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