Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Philips SatinPerfect Epilator

Back in February I received the Philips SatinPerfect Epilator HP6576/50 through BzzAgent to try out. Epilators were something I had never heard of until I came across a YouTube video. Usually, I'm a razor kind of girl. Sometimes it's time-consuming and troublesome, but it's easy to become so used to doing that you can kinda go on auto-pilot. When I received the invite for this campaign that had a promise of 4 weeks of smoothness, you can bet I jumped on it fast. Epilators are electronic devices that have discs that spin and pull your hairs out from the roots. I kind of think of it like a tweezer on steroids that leaves no time in between pulling hairs.

Here are some pictures of the epilator packaging and all the attachments/extras it came with:

Contents included:
  • Epilator Base
  • Epilator discs (attached to base in the picture above)
  • Shave, trim, and style attachment
  • Trimming comb (attacked to shave, trim, an style attachment)
  • Optimal performance cap
  • Active hairlifter with active massage attachment
  •  Cleaning brush 
  • Adapter
  • Illuminating tweezers with mirror

The night I first tried this out, I did not shower prior to using it like it suggests and even though I was prepared of unfamiliar feelings including pain, I was surprised at how very, very strange it felt. I don't want to say it was super painful or anything, but it had a slight sting to it. I can understand how plucking one hair at a time is easy since there's a little break in between pulling out the hairs, but this just keeps going, plucking out your hairs simultaneously as you drag it across your skin. After finishing my legs, I decided to shower and then continue on my arms and armpits. My arms had the same sting-ish feeling, but it was much easier since I knew what to expect. However, when I tried it on my armpits, oh my, it was pretty bad. I had to stop a few times before finishing and some pores were bleeding (I applied rubbing alcohol to clean them). In the instructions, it instructs you to use the shave, trim and style attachment, but I went ahead and used the epilator discs with the optimal performance cap. I wanted to be baby smooth there too you know? After a few more times of using this product, I had become used to the sensation no matter where I used it. The first experience was probably a little negative since I had never used such a device before nor had I ever waxed. One thing for sure, I wouldn't use the epilating discs on my bikini line. That's just a whole other world of pain I never want to experience.

Would I suggest this to others? Yeah, only if you are willing to put up with unfamiliar/slightly painful sensations. It's not hard to get used to. I'm not trying to scare people away from this product because I do love it, but I know not everyone is going to be willing to put up with getting used to it or maybe are too sensitive for such a method of hair removal.

How long does the smoothness last? For me, I got about 2 and half weeks or so before the stubbly came back. Obviously, it'll vary between women so don't expect the exact same results.

If you're interested in trying it out, use "BUZZEP2O" to get $20 off if you order it through Amazon. (That's a letter O, not a zero)

BzzAgent is a social marketing company that distributes products to it's members, let's them try it out, and asks them to Bzz about it. Bzz can be anything from face-to-face conversations to discussion through online social media. One of my favorite things about the company (besides trying out goodies) is that they want members to keep their opinions as honest as possible, so negative opinions or experiences are still welcomed. You aren't always going to love new products and it's great that they understand that. Oh yeah, did I mention it's also free to join? Check it out here. To be eligible for campaigns, you must fill out surveys in order to determine if you fit into the demographic, and if you do, they'll email you an invite to the campaigns you fit into.

Disclaimer: These items were sent to me for consideration through BzzAgent. I am not affiliated with the company and was in no way compensated for any reviews. All reviews expressed on Peach Tree Dish are my own honest opinion regardless if they were provided or personally purchased. 

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