Sunday, 11 December 2011

My new best friend ♥


 Hope you're all enjoying the lead up to Christmas? With all the work parties and get-togethers, regardless of the English weather, the pins will start coming out! For those of you who are stuck on what to ask for or buy someone as a present for Christmas, I have the solution....

Not my image - sorry!
This is the Philips Satinelle Soft Sensitive Total Body Epilator which is approximately £27.99 both online and in-store. 

Now, I know what you're thinking... epilating hurts, right?
I won't lie, it does hurt but you do get used to it after the first couple of times - so i'm told!

See.. can't hurt that much. She's smiling!!
 I've heard my share of horror storires when it comes to epilating, one person even told me that they'd rather go through childbirth again than epilate which was kind of scary but I decided to try it nonetheless.

I couldn't actually bring myself to use it at first because as soon as I turned it on to the first speed setting, I nearly wet myself! It was so fast and scary.. why would I want to put that on my leg!?!? I was considering backing out and returning it but my boyfriend decided to help, so I was sat there gripping the sofa cushions preparing myself for the worst whilst he was figuring out how to use it. Eventually we got there and after the first leg and feeling the results, it was more than worth it! It can't pick up all the hairs, as it depends on the length but it cleared about 90% from my leg which was perfect for me. I plucked (no pun intended) up the courage to do the other leg myself and now I can't wait to do it :]

The results last about 2 weeks with very little regrowth. Perfect!!

If you're like me and hate shaving your legs (boring/fast regrowth) or can't afford waxing then invest in one of these. It's affordable, comes with shaving attachments as well for those areas you do not wish to epilate as well as a beginners epilating attachment and brush.

For those of you who still aren't convinced or are worried about how painful it really is, the only way I can describe it is like the stinging sensation you get when having a tattoo done. Once you've removed the longer hairs, the pain lessens. The only areas I still struggle with are the ankles, knees and backs of my legs but trust me, it's worth it :]

 Has or does anyone epilate? If so, what epilator do you use?

Anyway, enough of my rambling now :] I hope this was an interesting read. 



  1. Eek I'm still not convinced! I bought one years ago, got so freaked out by how evil it looked, tried a tiny bit of my leg and squealed so much. I've not tried it since! I'm the same and can't afford waxing all of the time and shaving is such a bore so I really want to try epilating again. I think I'm going to try and give it another go because it would be so handy. Thank you for posting! xx

  2. I was really scared as well but I just kept thinking 'I won't have to buy razors or do this again for 2 weeks - woo'. Maybe that'll help? If not, get someone to grab your leg and do it for you :P you'll have no choice then! Let me know how it goes :] it'd be great to know if you gave it another go! If it helps, I had a crazy boiling shower before doing it so my pores were as open as they could be! xx

  3. I definitely will do. I can't inflict pain on myself so I'll ambush my mum one night and make her help me lol. You're meant to get used to it after a while so hopefully it gets better, keep us updated please! xx

  4. Great post, i might give it a try!:)x

  5. @Danielle: I will do! I've used mine a handful of times so do it every two weeks. So far the pain is getting less and less but i think it's because I know what to expect! Give it a go and let me know what you think :] it's great to hear other peoples views on it!
    @Debbie: Thank you :] instead of just makeup and shower bits, I thought i'd be a cool idea to try something completely different! Glad you liked it, let me know how you get on!

  6. OMG!!! I can't deal with this hahaha
    I'd rather wax than that really but I think it depends on the person =)
    Each person feels different things right?!


  7. Really? I think the main difference is, wax is over in seconds (well.. each little bit) whereas epilating takes some time so I totally get where you're coming from! I haven't actually had my legs waxed but that thought makes me shiver more than this, not really sure why....?

  8. Oh! That sounds kind of scary..

    found the route