Product Type: Braun Epilator / Lady Shaver
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Braun Silk Epil Xelle 5380
Member Name: Jenkatclaire
Braun Silk Epil Xelle 5380
Advantages: Size, design
Disadvantages: Pain, noise, lack of plug adaptor/not wireless
A brief description:
The product is small - just the right size to hold with one hand, relatively attrative with the coloured detailing. It comes with 2 attachments, the shaver head and the epilator head, a brush to clean the machine, a cable to plug it in to the wall and a handy bag to keep it all in.
I bought this just before I went on holiday a couple of years ago in order to epilate and this hopefully not need to shave every day when I was away. However, I found that the epilator a) REALLY hurt (which I know should have been common sense, but I believed their advertising that it didn't hurt at all like a fool) and b) didn;t remove half of my hair. I had to go over it several times in order to remove the majority but it still wasn't perfect so I ended up shaving anyway. Which seemed like a massive waste of money.
Since then I have changed to using the shaver head purely for convenience - it takes a lot less time to do - and because it hurts a lot less. Though it still doesn't remove all of my hair, which makes it only useful when I am in a rush and going to be wearing tights so no one can see anyway. Which really defeats the point of shaving at all.
Another problem with this product is that it cannot be used wirelessly, but they do not provide an adaptor plug with it, so unless you are willing to shave with your leg up in the sink in a bathroom with an appropriate shaver plug you have to spend extra (admittedly not a lot, but if I've paid as much as I did to get this model I'd like to just be able to use it).
Also it is VERY noisy. I live in shared accomodation so having a constant buzzing coming from my room can lead to quite embarrassing situations (if you know what I mean). But just in general the noise is irritating, so just be warned when you buy it that it will be loud.
Summary: Wasn't really impressed with it at all, I am still hairy and embarrassed to boot!
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