Product Type: Philips Epilator / Lady Shaver
Newest Review: ... very comfortable to hold and use. I had heard many horror stories regarding how painful and "not worth it" epilators were before... more
The ultimate hair removal kit
Member Name: doremifaso
Advantages: Can be used wet or dry, cordless or mains operated, good battery life, well-designed, good extras
I've always had the problem whereby my body hair grows back too quickly before I know it and shaving alone doesn't cut it because the next day or two, stubble reappears. I also don't like the idea of using those chemicals that melt the hair before you scrape it off and if I was to try waxing... well I might as well try epilating because its less messy!
Therefore I plucked up the courage to try out an epilator.
The best thing about this kit is that it comes with everything you need. A slim epilator with rechargeable batteries for the trickier contours of your body such as armpits and bikini line and then the regular shaped epilator which can also be used under water. The design of both epilators fit nicely in the palm of your hand.
Apparently I read that epilating whilst bathing helps sooth and reduce the pain although I tried it dry on my legs first and it wasn't all the painful so I moved onto my underarms and kind of edged it in.
I think I have quite a high pain tolerance because it still didn't hurt that much but when you use it full on under you arms, you WILL feel some sort of pain. For me it was tolerable. After you have done your armpits, it might bleed a bit but don't be shocked because its not much and for me, it didn't happen again after the first time.
The results make up for it though because after epilating, your skin is left so SMOOTH. It catches every hair - fine or thick, long or short. For me, the hair didn't grow back until well over a week which is GREAT for me.
The battery lasts 60 mins which is more than you need in one sitting and doesn't take long to recharge either, but just in case you do need to use it longer than an hour, you can use it whilst its plugged in.
The kit comes with a handy portable tweezer with mirror and light combined! Very awesome and useful for travelling. Everything fits nicely in a drawstring pouch with a cleaning brush too to brush the hairs out from the crevices of the tweezers. Its very easy to wash too... just rinse it under warm water or give it a soak in warm soapy water and let it air dry!
Summary: Great for beginners as well as hard core epilator users!
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