In my last post, I talked a little about my current favorite beauty products. Among the photos of lipstick and nail polish, you might have noticed this contraption called the Braun Silk-épil 5.
I know epilators have been around for a while and most people know what they are and how they work, but when mine arrived in the mail I really had no idea what to expect. I believed the epilator was going to remove my hair swiftly and painlessly, then immediately transport me to an exotic island where I would dance along the shore in a white fluttery dress and jump into the arms of Fabio circa 1990. And he would love me forever because of my goddess-like soft legs.
Okay, I lied. To be completely honest, I watched the product video and read all about it. I was so excited before I tried it out, but at the mention of “40 tweezers”, I went into a state of complete denial. I’m possibly the biggest wimp in the continental U.S., so prancing on the beach with Fabio was my coping mechanism. It was a good thing though because I didn’t wimp out. As soon as I actually tried it, I realized how truly awesome it is.
Are you wimping out? I can feel you wimping out. Stay with me, here! Those 40 tweezers may seem intimidating, but they work some crazy magic, let me tell you. It took me about 10 minutes to do my legs and though it was a little uncomfortable at first, they stayed smooth for 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS. Shaving my legs is at the top of my Most Annoying Things list and I’ve loathed the process since I was 11 years old, so I appreciate this greatly.
What does it feel like, you ask? The closest thing I can compare it to is when someone snaps you with a rubberband, except it would be a much lighter snap and would be reaching speeds close to 20,000 mph. More like, if a rubberband… who just had 10 shots of espresso… gave you butterfly kisses. Hmmyes, that’s pretty accurate. Epilating feels like highly caffeinated rubberband butterfly kisses. IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE SHUT UP I’M NEW TO THIS SORT OF THING OKAY.
But really though, this product is very well made and it’s obvious the Epilator Department (the official title) over at Braun really thought things through. It comes with an ice pack cooling glove to soothe your skin after your hair is plucked from your body at warp speed, shaving and trimming attachments and a carrying pouch for all your goodies. Plus, it’s white and pink and adorable. Nothing more to say there. Go to Braun’s site for a detailed list of the Silk-épil 5 features.
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Come on, girls. Do it for Fabio.