Harrys Dollar Shave Club Billie and more 6 razor subscription services to

first_img Ah, yes, Gillette. I’ll bet you’ve used one of its razors in your life. In response to all of these razor subscriptions popping up in recent years, Gillette also offers its own.There are three tiers for men:Sensor 3 — $7 for eight disposable razors, delivered every one, three or six monthsMach3 — $7 for one razor handle and four razor cartridges + $10 for four refillsFusion ProShield — $17 for the handle and four cartridges, $17 for four refill razor bladesThose prices are actually competitive with Amazon, at least for some of the products, and not all Gillette refills on Amazon offer Subscribe and Save. If you really want to “set it and forget it” with your razor blades, Gillette On Demand isn’t a bad deal.Oh, and for the ladies, you can get Gillette’s Venus razor on demand. For $10, you get a free handle, plus four cartridges. Refills — which also include four cartridges — cost $10 too. You can sign up to get those refills every month, every 3 months, or every six. For comparison, a new Venus handle with only two cartridges costs around $10 on Amazon. Harry’s Personal care Dollar Shave Club Post a comment Dollar Shave Club Supply One of the original razor subscription services, Dollar Shave Club offers three razor options; two-blade, four-blade and six-blade. All are under $10 per month for replacement blades and for the one-time cost for the handle.What started as just a razor subscription brand has now expanded into several lines of men’s grooming products, including skincare, hair care, fragrance, deodorant, shaving and oral care.For your first order, Dollar Shave Club urges you to get a starter pack, which includes two cartridges, a handle and shave butter for $5. After two weeks, you’ll automatically get a restock shipment of four razor cartridges and shave butter for around $25 (or more if you add additional products). You can customize both your starter kit and restock shipments to include body wash, face wash, shampoo, toothpaste and a toothbrush.Though their branding is aimed at men, I’ve purchased and used Dollar Shave Club’s razors in the past and they’ve worked well for my legs and underarms. Bevel Harry’s focuses on simplicity, style and craftsmanship for its shaving products. There are just two handles to choose from, and one type of razor cartridge. Its Winston handle is metal with no-slip rubber grips for $20. For $9, you can get the Truman, which has a rubber coating throughout and comes in orange, navy and green.Like Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s has starter pack for $8 that comes one razor blade cartridge and shave gel. Harry’s will send you eight new cartridges for $15 (plus shaving gel for an extra $6), every two, three or five months, depending on how often you shave.Harry’s also sells face wash, post-shave balm, soap and other body care items. P.S. I’ve also used their razors with good shaving results. If you truly want a women’s razor, Harry’s owns a brand called Flamingo that sells them, but it does not offer a subscription service. Gillette on Demand Harry’s Supply Getty Images A decade ago, if you needed razors, you headed to the drugstore. Now, there are many different companies that will send you new razors straight to your door, usually for less money than you’ll pay in-store.And while you certainly can just set up Subscribe and Save on Amazon for your favorite name-brand razor, Dollar Shave Club, Billie and other shaving subscriptions hope to provide more value with lower prices, better quality and add-ons.Interested in chucking your drugstore Bic for a monthly razor subscription? This guide will help you choose which one to use.These products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Billie See at Billie Designed for men of color See at Dollar Shave Club Bevel Coarse facial hair can be hard to shave, but kinky or curly hair is even harder. Bevel’s shave kit is designed with men of color in mind, to address their specific skin and shaving needs.The shaving kit mimics what you’d see at a barber shop, with a shave brush, skin oil, shave cream and an aftershave balm. All of those skin products have moisturizing oils to prevent bumps, razor burn and ingrown hairs. When it comes to the actual hair removal, instead of a multi-blade cartridge, you use a single-blade safety razor. The kit is $30, and Bevel will send you refills of razor blades, oil, shaving cream and the balm. See at Amazon 0 See at Supply See at Harry’s For men who love a straight razor shave, or who just consider themselves a bit hipster, there’s the Supply razor. This sleek single edge razor is made from aerospace-grade stainless steel and uses injector-style blades that are easy to change. Its unique design helps it stand apart from the typical safety razor. Oh, and the razor has a 100-year guarantee.Why yes, of course there is a starter set. It includes the razor handle with six month’s worth of blades, the standard shave setting, a shave brush, shaving cream and aftershave for $129. For just the razor, it’s $79 and new blades are $10 for 20 — which the company says will last you six months.Like Bevel, the Supply single edge razor is designed to minimize skin irritation, razor bumps, ingrown hairs and razor burn. Its unique design helps it stand apart from the typical safety razor.Yeah, those prices are steep, but Supply offers you a 100-day trial. If you don’t like it after you try it, you can get a refund.Supply sells a few extras too. For $30, you can get two metal pieces that let you customize how the razor shaves. One of these “shave settings” is designed for sensitive skin, the other for a close shave. You can also get a beautiful, though superfluous, leather case for $40. A razor that celebrates body hair The works Billie’s ambition is to provide women’s razors and body care products that don’t cost more than men’s. Women’s personal care products are often subject to the “pink tax,” meaning they cost more simply because they are marketed to women.The brand sells one style of razor, available in Instagram-worthy five colors. It has five blades and has a band of charcoal soap around the blades to help the razor slide easily while shaving.Billie’s $9 starter kit includes a handle, two cartridges and a magnetic holder to store the razor in your shower. The company then sends you four replacement blade cartridges monthly (or whatever frequency you choose), which also cost $9. Billie also sells body lotion, body wash and shave cream.What I particularly love about this company is that it celebrates and normalizes women’s body hair, whether you choose to shave or not, with its Project Body Hair campaign. Anyone can submit a photo of their body hair, and you can see photos from others who’ve contributed. In a society that often demonizes any kind of physical flaw on women, this approach is frankly refreshing. Tags See at Gillette Share your voice Simplicity and style The drugstore option The luxe razor Billielast_img read more

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193 tested HIV positive in 8 districts Report

first_imgHIVAt least 193 people have been tested HIV positive in the country’s eight southern districts, says a report released by a local voluntary organisation.Among the affected people, 84 (53 men and 31 women) have been tested HIV positive in Khulna district alone while 109 in Jhenidah, Gopalganj, Jashore, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Narail, and Magura districts, according to Mukto Akash Bangladesh (MAB), the organisation that works on AIDS-related issues.Civil surgeon of Khulna Abdur Razzak told UNB that they cross-checked the findings released by MAB and found those correct.According to the report, expatriates returning from abroad, including India, Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and the USA are responsible for spreading the deadly virus in the districts.No HIV virus, the report says, was detected among sex workers of the district while a hijra (transgender) was found to be carrying HIV.The number of deaths caused by HIV is rapidly rising in the southern districts, the report mentions.It says the worst affected areas among the districts are Benapole, Chaugachha, and Khulna town as the workers of those areas frequently visit various countries, mostly India, for their works and carry back the harmful virus.In the eight districts, the MAB report reveals, at least 59 people died of AIDS in 4 years spanning between 2013 -2017 while the number of deaths was 12 in 2015 and 2016 together, while 12 in 2017 alone.Officials at Khulna Medical College and Hospital said at least 31 HIV patients underwent treatment at the hospital this year and three of them died.MAB coordinator Rehena Begum said their organisation is working on raising awareness among people about the deadly disease and providing nutritional and medical support to the HIV patients.last_img read more

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The island state of mind

first_imgHety and Zambo are celebrated for their African flavor and their contribution in keeping alive the Raizal culture and the native dialect, Creole, making music that breaks all frontiers. Read on for a lowdown on these two guys…Tell us about yourselves. How did you guys come together/start off??We came together when we were studying in high school and playing basketball out of our island, San Andres Island. We made first a dancing group, after a while in it we started to make music, so we keep the dancing while we performing. After 5 years we decide to move to Bogota and we meet our friend and producer Benny B who take our music to another point. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ What was the first big break for you guys??Was in 2004 in (Colombia) in one of the biggest fests at Bucaramanga city, we performed in front of 35,000 people, it was awesome!? How would you define your musical philosophy??We don’t know if it’s a philosophy but we take it like a style of life, maybe happiness and humility defines our music feeling.? In your country, how easy (or difficult) is it to make a mark in the music scene?Well, we must to say is not easy but not impossible, you should work hard and hustle hard. We make Caribbean music in our native language, Creole English, and it’s funny because in our country the main language is Spanish, so try to fit in the radio, TV or even in a mainstream music has been tough, but we are doing well with patience and hard work from us and all the staff. ? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix Tell us a bit about your music, what do you think defines you guys??We try to sound unique and powerful, we transmit 200 per cent of our energy to the people when we take over the stage.?What/Who inspires you??Wow! Many things, our island, our families, women, the party, the sea, our friends’ stories… also artists like Lucky Dube, Bob Marley, Carlos Vives, Marc Anthony, Tarus Riley, 2Pac, Busta Rhymes… people like Spike Lee and the funniest man on earth Mr Eddie Griffin! Inspiration is as simple as living your life! Tell us about your best tracks?.Tek A Ride, that’s a song about ride around our island and party on it, we love to talk about San Andrés Island.  Rude Buay has a nice rhythm and a special guest on the vocals! Fall in Love, a song about true love and there are more!last_img read more

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Another bug in Windows 10 October update that can cause data loss

first_imgEarlier this month, the Windows 10 October update had problems with files being deleted off users’ computers. After which Microsoft had to pause the mass rollout of Windows 10 update for October. After the issue was reported, Microsoft took steps, did testing with the Windows Insider community for finding the reasons and fixing this bug. But now there is another bug which can cause you to lose your files. Many people having installed the Windows 10 October update have reported an issue where ZIP operations are not working as intended. Windows fails to notify as to which files should be overwritten. On unzipping files to a folder, if other copies of those files already exist in that folder, Windows 10 usually asks whether those existing copies should be overwritten. This does not happen anymore after the update and Windows just overwrites the files. The user is not even informed that the files are overwritten. Accidental overwrites are highly likely if the user doesn’t get any prompt or information. There can be situations where a modified file, for example, is overwritten with something original from the ZIP file. However, this happens only with the built-in Windows file manager. On using a third party tool to work with compressed files, however, this bug does not happen. Wazhai, a Reddit user sums up the issue nicely: “The issue is that in 1809, overwriting files by extracting from an archive using File Explorer doesn’t result in an overwrite prompt dialogue and also doesn’t replace any files at all; it just fails silently. There are also some reports that it did overwrite items, but did so silently without asking.” There is also another scenario but not widely reported where the file extraction seems to happen, but no files are updated. This bug was discussed on Reddit over the weekend and can be read on a Reddit thread, visit their website. Read next Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October update after it deletes user files Microsoft fixing and testing the Windows 10 October update after file deletion bug Microsoft Your Phone: Mirror your Android phone apps on Windowslast_img read more

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