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Epilator help please! Quite urgent!

(8 Posts)
confuseddotcodotuk Tue 28-Jun-11 15:13:44

What am I looking for in epilators? What would you recommend? Nothing too expensive obviously, but have no idea what is considered low/mid/high-range in these things anyway?!

I normally wax but have a skin rash atm which I don't want to wax over and agitate so need it asap so I can get back into some shorts!

bananamonkey Tue 28-Jun-11 15:40:48

I have one of the Braun ones, it was about £60 reduced in Boots, they are on offer at the moment.

The only feature I would look for is a light, my house is fairly dark and my hair of quite fair and the light really helps show everything up.

The only bad thing is it came with a shaver plug so I had to buy a 3-pin adaptor but was only £3. If I was getting a new one I would choose the wet and dry/rechargeable one.

moragbellingham Tue 28-Jun-11 15:57:12

I have a Braun silk epil - bog standard one with a shaver head too. I wouldn't use a wet/dry one as it takes me a while to do my legs and couldn't waste that much time in the shower.

Don't get one with 24 tweezer heads - sometimes called a beginners one, you need 48.

MadameCastafiore Tue 28-Jun-11 16:01:44

I have a super duper one that was about £130 from boots - can be used in shower and has a razor attacthment - is very good.

PinotsEvilTwin Tue 28-Jun-11 16:48:42

You don't have to spend a fortune - a well reviewed Braun one will do. Check the Boots website for reviews.

confuseddotcodotuk Tue 28-Jun-11 20:47:30

Wow, they are expensive little things! Thanks for the advice, I'd probably not go for shower use ones as I wouldn't use it in the shower, but if it has the feature I'm not fussed grin

Is £60+ about normal for a decent one then?


Does it hurt? <<wimp>>

TattyDevine Tue 28-Jun-11 20:54:27

It shouldn't hurt terribly if you are a seasoned waxer. I didn't find it bad when I switched over from several years of waxing. But when I did my underarms for the first time (which I used to shave and is to be fair probably a very sensitive area) I nearly died and I drew blood but several months on I'm fine and do it once a fortnight and have silky lovely underarms grin

I even do my binkini now [nerves of steel]

confuseddotcodotuk Wed 29-Jun-11 19:58:25

I wax my underarms but can never do it fully! May leave that and <<shudder>> Waxing the bikini line is bad enough. Attempted it once and never again!

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