Gillette Venus Embrace- Review

I'm trying to figure this parenting thing out.
For a while, my big decisions were when to start solid foods and which preschool to send her to.  As time goes on, the dilemmas keep piling up:
When do I let her get her ears pierced?
When should I let her do her own hair?
What age should she get her own cell phone? Is texting a different story?
When should she be allowed to shave her legs?
When do I let her wear makeup?
I'm trying to find the right balance between not letting her grow up too fast and†not smothering her and following her from class to class in high school as I cry about how grown up she is.
After I figure it all out, I want to make sure she knows where I stand on all of this, and that we talk about expectations.  I'm so glad that she seems open and willing to talk to me about the details of her life and I talk pretty candidly with her about all of these things.
She's really excited about each new milestone, so when we were asked to review the Venus Embrace and Satin Care Passionista Fruit,she wasted no time giving me her opinion.

She loved the shaving cream and the sparkling, fruity scent.  She also said it made her legs feel extra soft and smooth!
She said, "Can you buy that kind from now on?"
I have to say I was impressed, too!  It really does make your legs so much softer and Satin Care Passionista Fruit smells awesome!
The Venus Embrace razor really was different from others I have used.It felt very safe with a no-slip grip, yet really effective with five small blades.
This little review experience got us chatting, and it was fun to talk about what we liked about it.
Well, I donít know when I turned around and all of this happened?
{sniff sniff}

All of a sudden she is a darling grown up girl!But I sure love the fun, determined, responsible girl sheís growing up to be!



Time really flies, so Iím going to try not to stress too much and just enjoy it!  And so far, sheís happy with just the lip gloss!:)
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76 comments:

  1. I remember the first time my daughter asked me to show her how to shave her legs. I was hesitant, but I did support her and showed her the right way to do it.

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    https://twitter.com/#!/rosorior/status/204613844373487616
    roso1946@gmail.com

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  3. My daughter is too young still (she’s 2) but I remember my mom reading “Where do I come from?” with me to teach me about the facts of life.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  5. I think it's important to be open and honest with your kids. My son it still too little, but I remember my Mom was very open with me when I was growing up.

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  6. https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/204632307234127872

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  7. my daughter is only 4 mos old but when gets older im going to teach her to be honest and to be happy !

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  8. https://twitter.com/#!/akronugurl/status/204643424442384385

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  9. I just bought the Venus embrace for my girls too. They love it and kept telling me how smooth it makes their legs.

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  10. FINALLY a blogger that talks about what is really hard about parenting. I am so sick of bloggers (and celebrities) waxing poetic over how terrific parenting is. Most of these moms are the parents of young kids; in fact I don't think I have seen a post about a parenting issue for a child over the age of 6. It is so much easier then. There is no comparing the stress of a one year old with the stress of a teenage. I love parenting and I love my kids but that doesn't mean I am not a ball of stress over the decisions I made. As the mom of 13 and 6 year old kids I have both things going right now and I will tell you the 13 is harder.

    It funny about shaving. I let my daughter shave early because she was hairy and she wanted to . But so many moms I know- including my sister- are so against it . As if by letting them shave we are allowing puberty to hit. It's gonna hit regardless of whether you make your kid go to school looking like yeti or not. The questions about how much freedom to give them are hard and this is uncharted territory for everyone. When the middle school counselor told me she was glad she didn't have to deal with cell phone and texting issues with her kids (they are grown) I knew we parents were swimming alone. You cannot protect them from life and the goal is to teach them how to behave properly whether that is shaving, on FB, texting, etc. My daughter was sexted last year by fellow 6th grader and thankfully she told me right away. It is a hard conversation but it is imperative that the kids feel safe talking to us.

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    1. I'm glad you can sympathize with my "older kid" stresses! I was cracking up at your "Yeti" comment! It is true that we just have to do what's best for that individual child! And we've got to keep them talking to us! Thanks for such a thoughtful comment Danee!

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  11. Man, do you really have girls old enough to start shaving? Time flies.

    karenstapley@gmail.com

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  12. My daughter is only 4, but I keep my explanations simple and always remind her how pretty and smart she is!

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  13. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/kellydsaver/status/204738676402556929

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  14. make sure you talk with them not AT them, and walk them through it!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  15. tweet

    https://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/204764214466854913

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  16. My kids are still to young to know. but I think about it.I want to have a good clam relaxed conversation and let me ask questions as well.

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  17. tweet. amypugmi@live.com
    https://twitter.com/#!/1amypugmire/status/204775770579673088

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  18. We have 2 sons, 16 and 12 years old, and my advice is to just be matter of fact about discussions. I haven't seen the Passionista Satin Care, but I will surely be looking for it! I use that brand and also have used the Venus for quite awhile now and really like it. :)

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  19. Tough one. When we had the sex talk with our boys (then 7 and 9) we started with what they already knew and went from there. At that stage in their life they were familiar with animals and had books that talked about animlal mating habits. That's where we started.

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  20. I love Venus products! This summer I went to visit my sister and she used my raiser once and I had her hooked! She even through out all her cheep raisers and went out that night with me after the kids went to bed and bought her own! I have one in my 72 hour kit cause we may be starving but darn-it, my legs and arm pits are going to be soft and smooth! ;-)

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  21. I'm only a very few short years (months?) from buying that stuff for my kiddos.... it's sad how fast they grow! Our rula: Always tell the truth. Even if it's something that mom and dad would love to punish you for, if you tell the truth, you're ok with us. If you lie, or don't tell us, then you get harsh punishment! So far, so good!

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  22. The first time I got to shave, I put on a swimsuit, hopped in the tub, and my mom taught me how to do it right. It was comfortable and easy, but I wish we had had a Venus razor!

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  23. I don't have any kids,but it was very hard seeing this happen with my nieces, how are they already in school?!!?

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  24. I tweeted too

    https://twitter.com/jrwarfield/status/205463256008101890

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  25. I don't have any teenage girls--just a boy, but I think it is good to be interested in their lives and be willing to make time for them... Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  26. It is certainly not easy to be a parent, especially tackling those tough “first” conversations with my kids. But the best way I prefer is openness and be honest and straight forward. That’s the way I preferred to be treated, so, I’ll do the same with my kids.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  27. tweeted: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/205936653678821376

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  28. Just be honest. If they think what you're talking about is taboo, they'll be uncomfortable.

    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  29. I think if you have a good relationship with your kids as they're growing up, all important conversations will come much more naturally.
    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  30. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/thismomwins2/status/206470132313227265
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  31. Be honest and be a good listener too.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  32. Be honest and realistic are best tips from my experience.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  33. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/206966150762987520

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  34. to tackle tough firsts, justb egin slowly and answer questions! Thanks for a super giveaway!

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  35. Tweeted:
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  36. I would say to be patient and understanding. Share with them a personal childhood/teenage memory of your own!

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  37. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/208961996811546624

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  38. My daughter is too young now. I’m going to teach her just be herself and honest
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  39. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/210056766585716737
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  40. tweet
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  42. i plan to have those conversations over a meal so we can process while we chew! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  43. https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/211895597215653889 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  44. My tip is to be calm and treat your child with respect; treating them like an adult will allow them the choice of starting to act like an adult.
    geminicalli at yahoo dot com

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  45. My daughter is only (almost) two, so we haven't had those big conversations yet, but when we do, I hope to be honest and listen well.

    chambanachik@gmail.com

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  46. just try to be open and honest about everything so it doesn't feel awkward or embarassing....instead it is just part of life.
    email in profile

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  47. Tackling tough “firsts” conversations with my kids is not easy, I would have the conversation personally with him/her honestly and share my past experience, he/she would be interested to listen and learn.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  48. I tweeted about this promotion: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/213900417397035008

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  49. things like shaving are simply a fact of life - just be open and honest - sharing a mother -daughter day helps too!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/214529469048815616

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  51. tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/214992285518151680
    songyueyu at gmail

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  52. my daughter is still a baby so I haven't had to have any "talks" with her yet

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  53. https://twitter.com/karinaroselee/status/215198012694204416

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  54. I don't have kids, but as a child I appreciated Mom being honest and available :)
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  55. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/216295148416532482
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  56. tweet-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/217312392814665729

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  57. I think being open with your kids is my best advice. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  58. Be honest and stay available and open to questions
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  59. Shaving was one of the easier conversations. Fortunately my girls weren't in a hurry to start so that made it easier. Now the sex and period talks were much more difficult. I tend to avoid extremely personal subjects so I had decided to work up to it gradually. I made ordinary conversations include some of the basics they would need later. It actually seemed to work pretty well.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  60. I am just honest with my daughter.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  61. When we have one of those 'firsts conversations', I just make sure my kids know that they can ask me any questions.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  62. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/218510713650544640
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  63. I'm still trying to figure this out, but I have a little time yet as mine is toddler.

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  64. I'd have to say that honesty is the best policy in any 'first' moment. Be honest and be comfortable and your kids will trust you!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  65. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/218542592961413120

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  66. Let her know that you may not have all the answers, but you will do your best to answer her questions and if you don't know the answers you will do your best to get them and that no topic is off limits

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  67. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/218733677088227328

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  68. tweet

    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/218733325911736322


    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  69. just be open and honest. We are very open with our daughter so all those first talks are pretty easy. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  70. tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/218818495746555904

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  71. My best tip is to approach the conversation and answer only the questions your child has at the time - don't overwhelm them with information they may not be ready to deal with.

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  72. My daughter is a teenager...quite honestly I was "nervous" about tough
    first conversation...took the plunge and found she wanted to know things..this helped ..I believe being honest is helpful
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  73. No kids here but when I first wanted to start shaving as a kid of 11, my mom handled it in a funny way. She told me to watch her shaving routine one night before bed. After watching all the work that went into shaving, I didn't actually start doing it until I was 13! LOL She was honest and didn't say I was too young or anything like that, just let me decide for myself.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  74. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/219135082710044672
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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