Saturday, 9 April 2016

Friction Free Shaving bloggers event

Bar Opus Birmingham

Bar Opus, One Snow Hill, Birmingham, B4 6GH

I wrote about Friction Free Shaving back in December, when I received one of their razors (post here). Friction Free are a subscription box for razors that are delivered to your door each month, and with prices starting at £3 they aim to send you affordable, yet good quality, razors.

In my post in December I said that I thought they were the best razors I'd ever used - and I'd still agree. I find shaving my legs so tedious, but the Friction Free blades are sharp enough for it to be faster, but soft enough not to cut my skin (which always happens - I usually have to lie on my bed with my legs in the air for about half an hour after shaving them to stop the blood flow...).

So when I was invited by Friction Free Shaving to join other bloggers at Bar Opus in Birmingham for a cocktail masterclass, I was really pleased.

Bar Opus is next to Snowhill Station in Birmingham, and is a bright, modern bar and restaurant. When we arrived we were greeted by the Friction Free Shaving team and given a glass of wine. We met a few of the other bloggers, before gathering around the tables to learn how to make some cocktails.

I think the first cocktail we made was my favourite - it was very lemony as it contained gin, limoncello, lemon juice and lemonade, and I think it tasted like an ice lolly - perfect for the summer. I was next to Stephanie from Stephie Beau, and we both made a bit of a mess on the table when pouring the drinks... I don't think we'll make great barmaids any time soon!

Each cocktail was named after one of the three different razors that Friction Free sell - this particular one was the 'Samantha', FFS's best-selling product and the one that I own. It is made of metal and therefore heavy, which makes it easy to control, and is a beautiful gold colour with 5 blades.

We played a few games while we were drinking our cocktails, such as pass the parcel and ring of fire, which was great as we got to know each other a little better.

Our second cocktail was made up of honey and vanilla syrup, brandy, milk and honeycomb - it sounds really strange but it was just like drinking the milk after a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. This one was named after the 'Faye' razor - the smallest and cheapest of the three, at only £3 per month for 4 new blades.

The final cocktail was pink, which fitted with the 'Frankie' razor that it was named after. This drink contained rose syrup, blackcurrant gin, and sparkling wine - it had a really lovely berry taste.

I had a really fun time at the event, and it was also great to catch up with Kirsty from Kirsty Leanne and Chloe from Mojichlo. We also received a goody bag with a personalised Samantha razor (it has my name on it!), some popcorn, a t-shirt, and a whisk.

If you want to learn more about Friction Free Shaving, you can read my post from December, or visit their website at

Thank you for having me, FFS and Bar Opus!
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
                - Karim Seddiki

1 comment:

  1. I am so gutted that I couldnt make the event!! I was ona night shift the night before and I am pretty sure you wouldnt have appreciated my resting bitch face haha

    I need to try out FFS and I intend to as soon as my razors run out! (Jealous of your personalised one though)