Looking for a nice all-round personal grooming trimmer? Veet’s just launched their new AA-battery powered Sensitive Touch electric trimmer (R399, Clicks and Dis-Chem) and it does a nice job of tidying up your bikini line as well as your eye brows thanks to a 2-sided precision head.
I can’t speak to its eye brow trimming abilities as my brows are sparse and I do more filling in that trimming but the body trimming bit works like a charm. It’s got two comb attachments so you can choose a length that suits but if you’re me you’ll just blitz everything off a close as you can get to the root. Obviously this isn’t as close as a shave as the blades don’t touch your skin (this means you don’t have to worry about nicks or cuts – yay!) but its close enough for you not to have to worry about a hairy bikini line and it doesn’t grow back feeling prickly.
The other day I showed off Schick’s new Hydro Silk TrimStyle razor that includes a bikini trimmer so the first question I know you’re all going to ask is ‘which one should I buy?’ but it’s really down to a question of what you want. Both are waterproof and serve up a bikini or underarm trim with Schick’s advantage being that it costs R100 less than Veet’s option. But in saying that, Veet gives you a brow trimmer too and isn’t attached to a razor that needs replacement blades to stay relevant and can get gooey when its hydrating strip starts to melt. (Not ideal for travel!) Also, Veet’s trimmer has an ‘on’ and ‘off’ bottom and Schick’s requires you to hold the button down the entire time you want to trim and I find that a little awkward.
So, to recap – if you’re on a budget, don’t care about brow trimming and are happy to have your trimmer live in your bathroom as opposed to travel, Schick’s trimmer is your baby. But if you’re wanting a trimmer for both body and face that can happily jet set with you (it comes with a cute li’l pink travel pouch and cleaning brush) then its best you spring for Veet’s newbie.