I’ve been thinking about how to make sure I can blog more than once a week during this crazy time until the end of the year.* One thing I’ve realised is that as my Instagram has developed, my blogposts have grown longer and longer: I tend to use up my “smaller” ideas on Instagram and what’s left for the blog are longer lists and rants and overviews.
That was never the (only) idea of the blog, though. The “obessions” and “solutions” categories were specifically created to offer a quick read on something I either love or find useful or both. I plan to do more posts in this vein in the coming months, to keep the blog going. I have considered taking a break and it would probably be reasonable, but I don’t want to – I would miss it badly and there are now about 500 people reading the blog every day (even with me posting so little), something I’m reluctant to lose.
Anyway, where was I? Ah, yes, shorter posts. I have the perfect “solution” subject for you today: the portable razor from Gillette. If you are someone who shaves and someone who travels, I highly recommend checking out the Venus Snap. It’s a small razor (see the magazine for size) that comes in a plastic container, solving all the issues you may have had with carrying your razor when on the go. I’m sure more organized people had their hacks, but my razor used to just travel in my skincare bag, becoming too blunt to work well but sharp enough to cut me by accident.
I find this version of the traditional Gillette Venus convenient and helpful. You can use it without any product (there is a ribbon of moisture around the blades), another bonus. I still prefer to add something to mitigate the harshness of shaving, but in very Spartan conditions it does work on its own. It’s one of those small things that makes me feel so much more prepared and organised – probably unproportionally so – when I travel.
Do you have any favourite travel hacks or useful products for on the go?
*If you are a long-time reader, you know that my work life is extremely intense at the moment and will stay like this until January.