Product Type: Braun Epilator / Lady Shaver
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I love this epilator...
Braun Silk-Úpil 7781 Xpressive Epilator
Member Name: Devonbunny
Braun Silk-Úpil 7781 Xpressive Epilator
Advantages: Easy to hold, has a light to show up hairs, re-chargeable.
Disadvantages: None that I can think of.
I love my Braun Expressive Epilator. For years I have wanted to try an epilator for removing the hairs on my legs, but have been put off by stories of pain and the fact that most have looked liked instruments of torture (ok ok, so I exagerate, but you get the idea of my wimpish attitude). I was a firm "shaving will do" type of gal.
It's amazing how attitudes can change once you have become a mother. You have a sort of "I've given birth to 4 children, what can hurt more than that?!" attitude which makes you look at the world in a whole new light. Out shopping one day, I saw these Braun Xpressive Epilators on offer and decided to give one a go - the new big brave girl that I am...
Actually, I was amazed, surprised, and cross that I didn't buy one years ago. The pain is well - it isn't really a pain, more a slight tingly sharp discomfort, but it soon passes. Some areas on my legs are more sensitive to the feeling than others, I find the area around my ankles seems to more susceptible to such a feeling and I often whince with a little intake of breath when epilating there. The rest of my legs are relatively pain free.
At first glance, the epilator is attractive to the eye. Eye catching packaging, opens up to reveal the comfortable to hold epilator, attachments, storage pouch and (in my case, not sure these are included in all packages) a small packet of Braun Epilator Wipes. The pouch is a good size, and will hold the epilator, plug/charger, and all the attachments with ease. The pouch is ok to look at too, mine is a silver mesh type material that fastens with a good zip. I liked the fact that it wasn't the usual black or clear free pouch that are often provided, as it means I can easily find my silver pouch amongst all the other bits and bobs I have erm, collected over the years.
When I first switched the epilator on, I was horrified. Lots of little tweezer type things spinning around looked pretty scary - the thought of having to put those little tweezer things on my legs was even scarier! But, I rubbed my legs with the epilator wipes as instructed, waited 30 seconds, and held my breath as I put the epilator against my leg, only to find that...it didn't hurt!!! Yes I could feel it, but it wasn't half as bad as my over-active imagination thought it would be.
There is a light on the epilator that is referred to as the "smartlight" and it's a brilliant idea. At first glance you wonder how something so little could make such a difference, but it really does show up the hairs you've missed.
All in all, I am really pleased with the product. It is incredibly easy to use. You can change the attachments easily. You can transform it into a shaver if you prefer, and it is easy to see when it needs to be charged or when the charge is full. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Summary: A great product that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.
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