Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Latest Obsession {Epilator Review}

Disclaimer: This is an unpaid, unsponsored post. All of the following opinions are my own, and I was not compensated by any means for writing this.

With that out of the way, let's jump right in. A while ago, I complained about shaving my legs. Yes, it's one of those womanly things that we all have to take care of. I've had hair laser treatments on other parts of my body, and I also get monthly waxes, but when it comes to my legs, I was missing a solution. So, I whined, and my friend mentioned that she used an epilator. Huh?

Yeah. So I went on trusty Amazon.com and did my research. I read and read and read reviews until I thought my eyeballs would fall out. Okay, so maybe that's an exaggeration, but I felt like I was drowning in reviews. Then M did some research (don't hate me for saying that you did, but you did).

And after I received an eGift Card to Amazon, I decided on the Emjoi Soft Caress Cordless Hair Remover. Because my gift card was for $25, I only paid the remaining balance of $19. Deal? I think so!


It arrived on Friday night, and I actually read the instructions to let it charge for 16 hours before use. Saturday morning it should have been fully charged up, and I braced myself for the pain. (A lot of reviewers claimed it hurt.) Fortunately, it wasn't as terrifying as I thought it would be. So over the course of the weekend, I epilated. And let me tell you, it definitely took a long time. I would have to go over the same section multiple times to get it all. So it's not as fast as shaving.



I can't speak to how long the results will last for me personally, but I think in the long run, this will save me time (and money). I think I'm going to look into this one for the future since it has more tweezers. But for now, I know that the one I chose is perfect for the beginner like me. And it doesn't hurt that even M noticed how much smoother my legs are already!

P.S. You cannot go out in a dress, skirt, or shorts after epilating. My legs were covered in tiny little red dots...so I wore a maxi dress for date night.
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16 comments:

DWei said...

I have a razor of my own already that is much less pink. :P

Lisa said...

Interesting...I may have to look into this! I've had laser hair removal and would love to get it done on my legs if it wasn't so freaking expensive! I've never used an epilator, so look forward to hearing your longer-term results!

Brooke Houston said...

hmm I wonder if it works with blonde hair? I really want to get laser hair removal, but I've heard it doesn't work with blonde because there is no pigment color something. I would love to not have to shave my legs anymore!

Brooke Houston said...

OMG I just read that more closely... It actually tweezes your hair!?!?!?!?! haha wow it's still early I guess. So I'm guess it would work on blondes haha... that seems like it would hurt big time. I wonder if it would remove them forever or if you'd have to keep doing it. If that's the case, I guess I'd just keep shaving!

Morgan Neal said...

I got one a couple month ago & love it! But the bumps are so true! Hahaha

Olga said...

I use the epilator on my armpits and love the results! I just wish it got all the hairs out and didn't take so long! Oh & it hurts like a b*t&# lol

Kristine said...

That is interesting. Please tell me how this works for you because I would definitely consider this!

Amy said...

Glad you tried it and wasn't in too much pain.
This one is almost exactly like the one I have and I would definitely recommend it.
http://www.amazon.com/Braun-Silk-Epil-Epilator-LiteFuze/dp/B003AQWOB4/ref=sr_1_16?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1347464768&sr=1-16&keywords=epilator
I've had it for about 4 years and it's been so great. As you use it more, your hair will grow back less and less and you will spend less time using it. I will shave once maybe twice in between the times I epilate because that seems to work well for me. I have not tried my armpits but I do my bikini area and while I almost cried the first time I did it, love the results there too.
Oh and I have blond hair for those who were wondering if that made a difference.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I have always wondered how these worked! Thanks for the review and I hope you do an update!

Ruthie Hart said...

I cant wait to see how long it lasts!!! Dont throw up but I havent shaved my legs since Sept 1st hahaha I know, sick. Doing it tonight!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I've never heard of this before, but I am definitely curious how long your results last!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

I looked into the exact same epilator about a year ago, but some of the reviews scared me off and I got an electric razor instead. I love the idea of longer lasting smooth legs though!

Adam said...

Reminds me that I need a new blade for my elec. razor. Mine is so dull

Jenny said...

I have never heard of that! It tweezes you leg hair? Interested to see how long it lasts because I do hate shaving!

Tesha Vann said...

Thanks for the review...not sure it's for me. I need a full body laser hair treatment (sans the top of my head)!

Janna Renee said...

I'm still not sold on it. Haha. I like the cost savings and the idea of the hair taking longer to grow back, but it stills sounds strange!