It can be a little tricky to ensure you look good and stay in shape once you become a dad. I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve skipped a shower or two, forgotten to get changed or failed to notice my dishevelled hair and beard.
With this in mind, I’ve teamed up with men’s shaving supremos Cornerstone to give you the chance to win one of their awesome gift sets so you – or your partner – have everything needed for a great shave.
The Gift Set includes an aluminium Cornerstone razor handle which can be engraved for that added personalisation, six razor blades, pre-shave face scrub, sensitive shave gel and sensitive cooling post-shave balm.
It also comes with a £10 gift card giving the lucky winner money off if they sign up to one of Cornerstone’s shave plans once the box is finished – the shave plans allow you to select a combination of products which are delivered directly to your door to based on how often you shave.
I was sent a Cornerstone Gift Set for review and can genuinely say I’m impressed with the products. The gift set arrived in a branded box, with all five products nicely presented in different compartments. When it comes to gifts, I think it’s important for the present to look the part and this definitely does.
On taking a closer inspection at the products in the box, my initial impressions only got better. Each of the bottles were aesthetically pleasing and contained luxurious sounding ingredients such as volcanic sand, mint and honey. The star of the box without doubt though was the Cornerstone razor – this was a sleek looking aluminium handle which had the word “DAD” engraved into it.
Cornerstone give you the option of personalising your razor handle with three initials, so rather than go with my own, I chose to go with the name of my new role in life. Clever, eh?! Underneath the razor were an additional five blades as well as a £10 gift card.
The great thing about the gift box is that each product is designed to do a specific job in sequence – (1) the pre-shave face scrub exfoliates the skin to reduce the chance of nicks and cuts, (2) the shave gel rehydrates and protects your skin as you shave, (3) the five-bladed razor ensures a close shave which reduces irritation, and (4) the post-shave balm refreshes and moisturises your now hairless face.
I’ve only just grown back a beard after shaving it off at the end of May, so I’ve not used the razor and products to clean shave the entire of my face – instead, I’ve been using them to tidy up any rogue hair on my neck and cheeks to keep the beard looking trim. Despite not using it to clean shave all of my face, it’s still given me ample of opportunity to try out the razor and shaving products.
I particularly like the pre-shave scrub. It looks a bit weird as it is dark grey in colour due to the volcanic sand, however it really feels like it unblocks pores and removes dead skin – personally, I think my face looks even more handsome after using the scrub!
I also really like the razor and blades. It is surprisingly lightweight, which makes it a pleasure to use, whilst it’s simple design looks good in any bathroom. The actual shave is also nice – I found that it produced a clean shave, with the flexible head meaning it followed the contours of my face and coped with my pretty large Adam’s Apple.
The shave gel and post-shave gel both did their jobs well and smelt nice, particularly the mint and honey post-shave gel. The actual shaving gel took a little while to get to grips with – it coats the skin well, but doesn’t foam up like your more traditional shaving foams or gels, however this seems to be how it has been designed. All in all, I’ve really enjoyed using the products and reckon the Cornerstone Gift Set or subscription service would make a good present for yourself or a loved one.
To be in with a chance of winning a Cornerstone men’s shaving Gift Set – worth £30.00 – simply login to Rafflecopter below and complete one, or a combination, of the optional entry options. Good luck and happy comping!
Terms And Conditions
The giveaway is for one male grooming gift set from Cornerstone, which includes a Personalised Engraved Cornerstone Razor, 6 Razor Blades, Pre-Shave Face Scrub, Sensitive Shave Gel, Sensitive Cooling Post-Shave Balm and a £10 Gift Card. The giveaway closes at 12.00am (GMT) on Monday 27th July 2015 and is open to UK entrants only. The giveaway can be entered by logging into Rafflecopter and doing one, or a combination, of the following: (1) Following Cornerstone on Twitter, (2) Following The DADventurer on Twitter, (3) Tweet about the giveaway, (4) Follow Cornerstone on Instagram, (5) Follow The DADventurer on Instagram, (6) Visit Cornerstone on Facebook, (7) Visit The DADventurer on Facebook, (8) Give The DADventurer +K on Klout, and/or (9) Subscribe to The DADventurer mailing list. The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter and contacted within three days of the giveaway closing. The winner has five days to claim their prize, provide their contact details and indicate what they would like engraved on the razor (a maximum of three letters). The prize will be sent to the winner directly from Cornerstone within fifteen working days of the prize being claimed by the winner. The prize is non-transferable. The giveaway is run by The DADventurer in conjunction with Cornerstone.
N.B. This review was written by me (Dave) and represents my honest opinion of the product. The Gift Set was sent to me by Cornerstone with the purpose of writing an honest product review in exchange for the product.
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