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April 15, 2010

Epilady review and giveaway worth $75

After visiting the Epilady booth while at the Housewares show and seeing their online Hautelook sale, I had wrote here that I was going to try using an epilator and review it for ya'll.

An Epilator is like an electric shaver, but instead of just trimming the hairs it plucks them from the root like a tweezer, thus it's like an electric tweezer. Tweezing in general isn't that much fun and can cause redness, which was the case here too. However, the redness was just temporary and I actually had more redness and bumps from shaving in the past, while the epilator left me as smooth as a baby within a few hours after using it and applying lotion. As some of you mentioned previously in my comments using an epilator does hurt, especially in the bikini area, but you do get used to it the more use it and it's fleeting.

Also, since it grabs the hair from the root, it allows more time in between till you have to use it again, just like waxing, but in the privacy of your own home and for less money. Epilady products are around $50 to $75, thus eventually it is less than paying $30 plus tip for each bikini wax. Also, supposedly hair grows back more slowly, and diminishes over time and new hairs grow back softer and lighter. I have noticed the time claim, but have to continue using longer to know for sure.

Tips for using an epilator:
take a warm shower prior to epilating. What this does is open your pores up and will help reduce discomfort and make epilation more efficient. After epilating, do not apply any creams or lotions until about an hour later. This is because your hair shafts are open and when creams are applied, it clogs up these shafts. This may lead to ingrown hairs. You also have to make sure you're holding it at a 80 degree angle and not straight on.

The cool people of Epilady that I met at the Housewares show are actually allowing me to hold a giveaway for an Epilady Legend -Rechargeable Epilator worth $74.95. This product may be used on the arms, legs, underarms, bikini, and face, comes in two operating speeds and includes adapter, cleaning brush, carrying case and instruction manual. To enter, comment here about why you'd want an Epilady. Please don't forget to leave your email address in the body of your comment or link back to a blogger profile or website that actually has your email address on it. For extra entries tweet this giveaway. Ends Wednesday, April. 21. Good luck! Update: Congrats to Jill!

Coupon Code: Even if you do not win you can still receive 10% off your purchase at http://www.epiladyusa.com/ by using my blog code “TMB”

38 comments

  1. I am a full time working mommy and I am always last on the list. I love my family but sometimes IT HAS TO BE ALL ABOUT ME. The Epilady sounds perfect and I will have one less errand to do.
    Dancinghotdogs@gmail.com

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  2. Are you kidding me?! You're giving this away!?! I think I must've gotten some weird gene that makes hair grow back at alarming rates. Seriously, I can shave legs/underarms, and the very next day it's already there. :( I'll do anything for it to slow down, but waxing costs too much overall.

    slightlydelightful at gmail

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  3. This is a great giveaway Tara! Shaving is such a chore and this might make it easier...

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  4. oooh I'd love this! I shelled out major bucks for laser hair removal about 3 years ago and it really didn't do much :(

    but I should mention suki told me about this so if she wins that would be cool too :)

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  5. I love epilation. It saves me time and money but I am not a fan of Epilady. I find their products to be uncomfortable. I switched from Epilady to Emjoi a few years ago and have never looked back. Emjoi epilators have more tweezers so I’m finished my hair removal chore faster and I barely feel it. I just upgraded from the Caress to Emagine and it is a dream. Tons of tweezers so my legs and arms are smooth in under 20 mins.

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  6. I want it because I'm getting married in September and am going to warm places for my honeymoon!

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  7. ok so my mom had an OG epilady in the 80s but it all just went over my head, except the hurts like heck part. well, now that i'm older...errr, more mature...i would LOVE to have one!

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  8. I would love this. I am busy, so not having to shave every morning would be really nice.

    miryfaye@yahoo.com

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  9. I've always wanted to try one of these because I have super super sensitive skin and EVERYTHING irritates it. Especially shaving. Waxing sometimes does too.

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  10. This is fabulous! I hate hair thats in places other than your head! Thank you.

    teisalinscott@gmail.com

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  11. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/miryfaye/status/12302324949

    miryfaye@yahoo.com

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  12. I would love to try the Epilady I want to steer away from razors or creams.

    nancysoffice at gmail dot com

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  13. I remember when I was shaving for the first time and my mom said how much I would hate it soon...my mom's always right. I'd love to win this giveaway!

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  14. i would love to win this because i HATE shaving and waxing is either too messy, too time consuming, or causes irritation to my sensitive skin. This would be perfect!
    I have been wanting to try this for a long time :)

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  15. I want to win because I must be one of the few people left on earth who has NOT ever tried an epilator! I want to find out for myself if it really does make your legs smoother for longer.

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  16. tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/12336454504

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  17. It has been my dream for years! I must win it!

    queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

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  18. I would love to win this, because I live in South America, where it's summer 10 months a year. I'm so sick of shaving my legs and bikini area, and would love to try an epilator. Thanks!

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  19. what a great giveaway!
    i was waxing for a while, but it just got too expensive. to be able to do that at home would be wonderful!
    julieb82@gmail.com

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  20. When we bought our house I had to give up my monthly wax appointment. :0( With summer coming up I could really use this, I hate shaving!

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  21. It would be wonderful to not have to shave EVERY day. Hopefully it's not too painful.

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  22. i would love to win this! When i shave (well i suppose this happens to everyone) the hairs grow back and look extremely thick and there's so much more! when i pluck it's painful and slow. This would be like a combo of both and I've seen so many reviews but I couldn't afford to pay $75! I'm so glad you're doing a giveaway on it! :D
    randomness.blue (at) gmail.com

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  23. I'd love this because shaving irritates my skin, and takes too much time. This would be faster, last longer, and it sound like it would be easier on my legs, too.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  24. I would love to try an epilator! I hate shaving every day - my hair grows back super fast and it's annoying having to shave that often!

    jmschwabe at gmail dot com

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  25. I had an epilator and would love one that I didn't have to be attached to a wall to use!
    corettal@ gmail dot com

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  26. would love love love to try this!

    amandacarter@gmail.com

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  27. I'm scared, but want to try this!

    ~Jill

    jillicious at gmail.com

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  28. This is a whole new concept for me actually, it's pretty cool! I'd love to see how that compares to waxing. I hate waxing! It hurts like nothing else... Hopefully when I try this it won't be as bad! Lol

    katrinawins1@gmail.com

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  29. two words: bikini wax! I'm petrified to get it done, would love something that would not have to make me face my fear!
    xo,
    ang
    angelazivica@gmail.com

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  30. Ohhh the Epilady sounds like a perfect match for me!! I love wearing skirts and dresses and shaving is a hassle. It would be nice to make things easier. :D

    rosa.dancinghotdogs@gmail.com

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  31. I tweeted!!! :D

    "@tarametblog has an Epilady review and giveaway!!! go 2 http://tinyurl.com/y4fepzz to enter... ladies the sun is shining = skirts & dresses"

    http://twitter.com/RosaDancing

    rosa.dancinghotdogs@gmail.com

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  32. I still just shave because, waxing or purchasing one of these has always seemed like an indulgence that I couldn't justify to myself. Even though I loathe shaving!

    Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into your blog!

    lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

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  33. Tweet. http://twitter.com/notaprilbrooks/status/12534530922
    lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

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  34. I actually used the original Epilady when I was in my early teens. I would love to experience the newest incarnation.

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

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  35. Here is my e-mail: berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm for the post above!

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  36. Oh, I've been wanting one of these! Especially because my bachelorette party on a cruise is coming up. Great giveaway.

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  37. I'm curious to try this and see how well it works!
    Although it does sound like it may be a wee bit painful.

    gourmetpigs at gmail dot com

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  38. I've tried an epilator once, but I'd like to try one again!

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