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Posted on August 19, 2014

My hair removal adventure with the Emjoi Epilator

Beauty/ Hair Removal/ Product Reviews
Press Sample

Why do I have to be such a girly girl? Life would sometimes be so much easier if we all just embraced hair and walked around woolly and hairy.  Ugh, but that would never work for me because I despise body hair. The only place I want lots of hair is on my head, and even some days that is up for debate too. Being the ultra feminine girl I am, I want smooth silky legs and arms. I am somewhat lucky in that I have never been really hairy, my legs hardly grow hair anymore, but I do like to keep them ultra smooth. Summertime here in the south means HOT, and hot means when I am not at work I often go sleeveless. My skin is sensitive and shaving everyday often has my underarms a bit irritated, so I was game to try a new method of hair removal. 
Emjoi Epilator
When the package with the emjoi first came I couldn’t wait to try it, I got home that evening and ripped the box open, a quick glance at the instructions and here we go. Plugged it in, turned it on, a little noise no biggie the Mr. wasn’t home so I wasn’t worried about him hearing the noise and wondering what craziness I  was up to.  I without hesitation placed the unit to the skin and _____________FLATLINED, done, nope can’t do it under the sink to the basket of rejects this went. OMG I felt that first snatch and panicked. Cursing like a sailor, what the heck was I thinking, shaving isn’t so bad I thought. 

Emjoi Epilator
Emjoi epilators utilize a patented 3-disc tweezer system

A few weeks went by and as I worked on other blog posts this one kept haunting me. I do really use everything that is sent to me for review and I had to face this, the good the bad and the ugly. So I pulled it out again,  read the directions for real this time and gave it another go.  I held the skin taught and slowly went over the area with the epilator, a little pinch but bearable. Once I got over the initial shock it was fine. I have used the epilator a few times since then and now I am happy with it, let me share a few tips that helped me. 

  • Shave the day before you plan to epilate if the hair is long, that will decrease the risk of the hair snapping or breaking when pulled; 
  • Plan to use your Epilator in the evening; 
  • Take an Ibuprofen (about 1 hour prior) or use a numbing cream the first few times; 
  • Use on dry skin after a shower; 
  • Hold the skin taught and apply the epilator on an angle moving in slow motions; 
  • Exfoliate the area after to prevent ingrown hairs; 
  • Skip deodorant right after.

GRIN and BEAR it, the  pain  pinch eases up after a few rounds and smooth skin is all that remains. 

Emjoi Epilator
Emjoi epilators utilize a patented 3-disc tweezer system

I do also want to note, pay attention to wear the epilator is suited for use, they are not all created equal. This one clearly said it is not for use on sensitive areas of the face such as the cheeks. I did use it on my little lady mustache with no issues and very little discomfort. I was actually surprised by that thinking it would hurt more there than the underarm but I was wrong.  Feeling all confident I attached the sensitive skin piece and thought I would remove the little peach fuzz off my cheeks and I broke out, it was a little too much for that sensitive area. I should have followed the directions; my mistake saved you, don’t get bold. 

My final verdict is it’s a go once you get past the first use. Don’t be scared give it a try. 

Cost: $79.95

What is your preferred method of hair removal? 

*I was provided with a sample of the product featured, all opinions are my own. 
Posted on April 28, 2014

5 products for sandal ready feet

barielle/ Beauty/ Christian Dior/ Emjoi/ Fresh/ Product Reviews/ SheaMoisture
Press Sample/Purchased by Me
Spring is finally here and I couldn’t be more thrilled. My toes have been dying to ditch the socks and boots and are ready for sandal season. Today I am sharing five of my favorite products that help keep my feet soft, smooth, and moisturized for sandal season.

Click through for the details of my top 5 products to get your feet sandal ready

  1. Barielle 60 sec mani-pedi cure($25): I absolutely love this product. The Barielle 60 sec mani-pedi cure is a dead sea salt based exfoliation scrub. Perfect for treating the rough skin on feet and an two for one product that also removes dry dead cuticle from around the toe nails. 
  2. Fresh Life Body Oil ($48): If you are not using oils on your skin you are missing out. I use this fresh oil all over my skin, to help seal in moisture. The vitamin E helps keep skin soft and supple. 
  3. SheaMoisture’s Shea Butter infused with Coconut & Hibiscus ($9.09): The Shea butter helps to keep the heels soft and moisturized, I like to apply a bit of the fresh oil first then massage in this shea butter cream after and put on thick socks while I finish getting ready. Also a great combination for an overnight treatment. 
  4. *Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano($24.95): Where has this little gem been all my life? The first time I used this I couldn’t stop telling people about it. I am obsessed with having smooth feet, and have used so many different pumice stones, ped-eggs and anything else that claims to remove calluses and rough skin. The Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano lives up to its claims and then some. The micro-mineral roller spins 30 times per second and wicks away the rough dead skin. No harsh blades that can cut up the skin. No more visits to a salon for pedicures, mainly to have the work done on your heels. Eliminating the need for a salon pedicure, in one use the Emjoi Micro-Pedi nano pays for itself.  Pick this up, I promise you won’t regret it. 
  5. A nice nail polish color for your toes. Personally I tend to gravitate toward coral’s and oranges in the warmer moths. To kick of  sandal season I’m wearing Dior Aventure a gel like formula for long lasting wear. 

I am always on the hunt for new products to try. Do you have a favorite scrub or moisturizer to recommend? 

*Product provided by PR for an honest review, all opinions are my own. 
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