Friday 29 November 2013

Braun Silk-épil 7 Epilator

Braun Silk-épil 7 Epilator £139.99*

I remember the first time I used an epilator, my mum bought one and my sister and I were quite young. We started on the most painful setting and oh boy it hurt! When I received an email offering me the chance to try one of the Braun Silk-Epil epilators, I jumped at the chance! I usually shave my legs however being very clumsy, I usually end up hacking my leg apart and have shaving cuts everywhere, the hairs on my legs also grow back at a crazy speed. This epilator has "close grip technology" with 40 tweezers which removes hairs as short as a grain of sand, this appealed to me as it means I wouldn't have to worry about getting rid of the hairs on my legs as often! In the box you get five different heads, the "shaver head," "trimmer cap," "facial head cap," "sensitive area cap" and the "efficiency cap." The Shaver head allows you to use the epilator as a dry shaver, The Trimmer Cap enables you to trim sensitive hair, The facial cap allows you to get rid of any unwanted facial hair, The Sensitive Area cap is perfect for underarms and bikini area and the Efficiency Cap is for faster epilation. I think it's great that you can change the caps depending on where you want to epilate as it is important to have a more sensitive cap when shaving underarms, the bikini area or the face. One of my favourite things about the epilator is that you can use it wet or dry! On my old epilator you could only use it dry, I much prefer to epilate in the shower as it gets it over with and I find it so much easier! The epilator has a pivoting head so it can adapt to your body and make it easier to get every hair! In the box you also get some Olay Cooling Wet Wipes which help to relax the skin before you epilate!  These are basically like wet wipes but they help to make the process less painful! There are also two different speed settings depending on what you want, the first is extra gentle and the second if extra efficient! I prefer to use the second setting  as it works quicker and is more efficient as the name suggests! Obviously epilating is never going to be pain free and it does hurt but it's not totally unbearable and lasts so much longer than shaving and avoids any shaving rash or cuts. You can use the shaver head attachment which doesn't hurt at all but doesn't pull the hairs out quite like the epilation head does, the epilation head does hurt as it is pulling the hairs out from the roots but it is the most effective way of keeping hairs from growing back quickly! I prefer to use the shaver head attachment for under my arms as it's more gentle and I have very sensitive skin! I think the amount of different heads you get in the pack is really fantastic as well as the Olay wipes as they really help! I think an epilator is really worth investing in as it means you don't have to continually buy disposable razors, you can do it quickly if you need to leave the house and is just generally a really handy gadget to own and I will definitely continue using this as it's so much better than using a razor!

The Braun Silk-Epil 7 Epilator is available to purchase from Boots this winter for £55.99 (it's reduced!! Yay!) 

Have you ever tried epilating?


  1. I got an epilator a few years ago but oh my gosh, the pain! It'd be good to try one that you could use in the shower, I feel like it would be less painful somehow xx

  2. Epilator's scare me a bit but I like the idea of being able to use it in the shower, it seems like it wouldn't hurt as much.

  3. I tried to use an epilator last year but unfortunately had a huge problem with ingrowns. My legs haven't been the same since :( I would really love to find an epilator that works though, because my hair grows back crazily fast as well.

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