Braun Silk-épil Xpressive

Now hair removal can be a messy business, not to mention painful!! Yet we all endure the mess and pain in the hope we’ll be hair-free for as long as possible. For me, epilators are quite scary, so while I was excited to try this new product from Braun I was a little worried too! The packaging and product both look fab – the packaging is fun (and pink!) which puts you at ease to a degree. The epilator itself looks chunky, but is actually very comfortable to hold and the glittery case is a nice touch. It comes with various ‘heads’ and attachments in a little silver mesh bag. I was so excited to get started, but I couldn’t get going straightway as it only comes with a shaver plug which we don’t have a socket for in our house… none of the shops in our little town had an adapter in stock, but then I remembered my electric toothbrush had the same plug!! So… I started with my legs – I’ve had epilators in the past, but also go back to shaving because they take so long to get a smooth finish. This one is much quicker to use and surprisingly didn’t hurt as much as I remembered from past epilators I’d used. The Silk-épil removes more hairs in one sweep and although you need go back over a couple of times it takes about the same amount of time as it would to shave. One area that particularly impressed me was around the knees – where I usually cut myself with a razor! The Silk-épil glides...