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Epilating…Say What?

December 16, 2010

To be completely honest, when I received an invite to a new campaign from BzzAgent several weeks ago, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting into.  The subject of the invite email read “Want stunningly smooth legs?” and I instantly thought to myself “Hell yeah!” I’m going to be sporting a bikini basically for an entire week – in public – in less than 4 months!  Of course I want stunningly smooth legs!

If I decided to join the campaign, BzzAgent would give me a new  Philips SatinPerfect HP6570 epilator to try out and essentially review and talk to people about. I thought it was some sort of electric razor so I figured why not?

Boy was I wrong.


I received my epilator in the mail last Friday still not knowing exactly what it was.

It was only once I started actually reading the information that I realized this was not a razor at all! This thing literally plucks out your leg hair as you run it along your skin!!

This does not sound good.

(I’m actually kicking myself in the butt for not taking pictures of my expressions as I tested out this epilator last night.)

Saturday morning I thought I would give this baby a try. I mean, she’s pretty enough right?  C really wanted to see how it worked (as did I) so I plopped myself down on the kitchen floor with the epilator plugged in ready to give it a go. Well I tried several times and no work of a lie screeched like a little girl and chickened out!

That thing is LOUD! and the little plucky things move REALLY fast!  I was scared for my skin!

And it was left at that.

After reading of some experiences from other women (some good, some bad) I figured I was tough and decided last night was the night I would try epilating for the first time.

I rushed upstairs as soon as I got home in hopes of getting it done before C came home (so he couldn’t see my reaction).  Well I’m glad he wasn’t there to see.


To be completely honest, it was SO EXTREMELY PAINFUL! I have NO idea how some women think this thing feels ok! Seriously!?

I really stuggled to get one leg done. Actually, I wasn’t even able to do the entire leg only epilating from the knee down and missing hairs around the ankles. The pain just wasn’t worth it anymore at that point.  Maybe it was so bad because I have never even had my legs waxed before?? At this point, I just can’t see myself wanting to go through that pain on a regular basis!

I think the only way I would even consider epilating my legs again would be if the hair really does take longer to grow back. SO, I have decided to do an experiment. My right leg has been epilated and my left has been shaved. If my right leg stays longer even for just over a week, I just might have to give it another go.  I mean, the idea of not having to shave during my wedding vacation would be pretty awesome. 😉

Has anyone out there tried epilating before?  What are your thoughts on it?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2010 11:58 am

    LOL….I got the same package, and have been too afraid to try it yet.

    • December 17, 2010 2:34 pm

      BEWARE! .. maybe have a glass of wine… or 2 first 😉

  2. samantha permalink
    December 18, 2010 9:30 am

    You gotta let us know if it works I’m constantly spending a fortune on waxing my legs. If this works I’d be happy to buy it and go threw the pain 1 or 2 a month to save 80 a month! Lol

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