I'll be the first person to admit that I am a hairy, hairy girl. And sure, this seems to have benefited me in terms of (head) hair growth and the general density of my brows, but - where everywhere else is concerned - its been more of an annoyance than a blessing. Can we get a #hairygirlproblems trending over here? Man, I'm glad we're all friends here. Could you imagine how awkward it would be telling complete strangers about my hairy limbs? Oh, wait..
Anyway, I know I'm not the only one out there struggling with #hairygirlproblems (seriously trying to plug that one eh?) so when I was given the opportunity to try out the Braun Silk-épil 5 Wet and Dry Epilator* I couldn't exactly say no - especially with a holiday coming up in the next few weeks. I mean, I don't know about you guys, but stubbly legs and a five o clock shadow (again, on my legs) doesn't exactly scream 'beach babe', does it? Something had to be done.
So I guess I should talk a bit about epilating, which is basically really, really fast tweezing that keeps body hair at bay . I've had a really cheap epilator for a few years now, and it worked, but it also hurt like crazy and took multiple 'sessions' to fully de-hair my fuzzy female body. After a while I would just give up and go straight back to my disposable razors. Hello, ingrown hairs and goodbye money. However since trying Braun's little variation I'm basically a changed woman. No, seriously. The amount of hair on my body has decreased to a level that I can actually pass for a woman now, as opposed to some form of mystical wildebeest.
So what makes it so special? I'll tell ya! With twenty eight individual tweezers the Braun Silk-épil 5 picks up near enough every hair on the body, including hairs that are 0.5mm in length. Like every other epilator, It's not completely painless, but it's a lot more bearable than any other that I've tried in the past and - since you're able to use it in the bath or shower - it means that beginners (or wimps like me) can use it with ease. Better yet, the more you use the Silk-épil 5, the more comfortable it'll feel on your skin. Not only that, but - with constant use - this little miracle worker can actually help to slow down your hair growth, which means less hassle and more super soft legs. How did I survive the entire summer without it?
This post was sponsored by Procter & Gamble, however all thoughts are very much my own!