I Joined a Hipster Razor Club - And I LOVE IT
I'm not a frequent shaver. I don't keep any kind of schedule, it's more like, "Oh, I'm feelin' a bit hairy, let's whip out the ol' razor and spruce things up." I do have a bit of paranoia about shaving my armpits - only because I think it makes my pits smell worse when they're overly hairy (I've had friends say the exact opposite is true for them - so follow your own heart, nose and armpits on that one). My extremely lax attitude about body hair maintenance has no real effect on my life - until it's time to buy razors. Then - every time - I'm shocked at the cost of razors. Even if you do the classic move of buying men's razors instead of women's, they're still just too, too expensive for what they are.
I decided a few months ago to try Billie, a subscription razor service that costs $9. You can't get a 4 pack of Venus razors for $9 unless you have some kind of extreme coupon. With Billie, for you first $9 you get a razor in your choice of 4 colors (when I bought mine it was only 3 colors, alas), a magnetic holder, and two 5-blade razors that last longer than any razor I have ever used. You set up your next shipment, when you'll get four more razors for another $9. You can choose the frequency of your shipments, and shipping is always free.
Because I am a rare shaver, I went with the every three month plan, which is the least often Billie offers. In a few weeks I'll get my next shipment, and I haven't actually used my second razor from the starter kit yet. But! Say I get my next four razors and I continue this streak of keeping razors around for eons, and suddenly I'm drowning in razor cartridges I feel like I'll never use. It's super easy to just log in to your Billie account and skip a shipment.
I had already joined the Billie brigade when this ad was released, but if I hadn't, this would have totally got me on board. As it is, it only made me more proud to be a super fan of this company. The girl who shaves her legs only in the areas that show in the holes of her jeans really speaks to me.
One thing I will add is that the magnetic holder comes with a bit of sticky rubber to hold it to your wall, and mine fell off in like, an hour. And it did not regain stickiness as promised (my bathroom is majorly humid.) I bought these Command Strips specially designed for bathrooms and stuck one of those on the back (after taking the rubber bit off) and it hasn't fallen off once since. So if you have any issues, I recommend swapping out the rubber stuff for a Command Strip (the bathroom kind!).