As I mentioned a couple of posts ago I purchased the Braun Silk Epil 5780 epilator. I have always been quite terrified of using an epilator, buying a couple of cheap rubbish ones and giving up after doing a single strip of my leg. The whole concept of a load of tweezers pulling out hair is not a very pleasant one but after becoming extremely fed up of shaving every day to keep my legs fuzz free I decided to try out epilating using my housemates epilator before I once again splashed out on one of my own. When I first tried it, yes it was slightly painful (although nowhere near as much as I remembered from my previous attempts), but after a while I became used to it so persevered and ended up doing both legs. To be able to not shave every day felt amazing, and keeping up with the epilating wasn’t as time consuming as I originally thought it would be. So I decided to purchase my own. After much deliberation and researching I decided upon the Braun Silk Epil 5780, as Superdrug had it on offer at £49.95 rather than its usual £100 price tag. The main things that swayed it for me was the fact that it had the smart light, an ice pack and a face adapter.
Upon opening the box, I was amazed at just how many accessories this came with;
– Shaver Head
– Trimmer Cap
– Efficiency Cap
– Sensitive Area Cap
– Facial Cap
As well as this it also boasts a comfort system with massage rollers and a cooling glove. It also has two speed settings.
The epilator itself looks sleek and appealing to the eye, a lot nicer than a lot of the epilators that I looked at when I was deciding what to buy.
What I thought…
I am extremely impressed with this epilator, due to it seeming to be able to grab the shortest hairs. When I think my legs only have a few hairs that are long enough to remove this epilator somehow manages to find a hell of a lot more! I have only had the epilator a couple of weeks so I haven’t yet tried all the different heads for it. The ones I have tried have been excellent. I use the efficiency head on my legs, the massage rollers on my arms and I tried the sensitive areas one on my armpits and bikini line (but I found it too painful, definitely going to try the cooling glove next time!!). All of them work impressively and I would definitely recommend this epilator to anybody looking for a longer term hair removal method to stop shaving! The smart light allows you to see even the finest/shortest hairs which you don’t realise are there…it’s amazing how many you can see with this light! I’m not sure that I would be as impressed if I had paid full price for this epilator but I think for the sale price you can’t go wrong.