By Nimisha Swami
I am so excited about my first article. After days of hesitating, I have finally decided to write my prized possession’s review. Like most of us, I was also trying and testing everything to get a smooth hair-free skin. From waxing to shaving, plucking to creams, I have tried everything. From teenage days, I was longing to buy an epilator. Finally, before getting married, I bought the Braun Silk Epil 7681. After all the research and reviews from IMBB , I came to the decision that epilator is worth a try (special thanks to Rati). I would say I was not disappointed. So, here is my Braun 7681 wet and dry. I have been using this from last one year.
7000 INR, bought online. Comes with 2 years warranty and free transit insurance. Special thanks to my brother who bought it for me. He hates buying all this girly stuff, but you see marriage has its own plus points especially when you are the only sister 😛
Braun Silk Epil 7681 Xpressive face and body epilator is cordless, hence can be used in shower.Removes shortest finest hair. Its shape makes it perfect to hold and reach every curve of your body. The main features are :
• 40 tweezers.
• Pivoting head for smooth finish
• 2 Speed settings
• Close grip technology
• Washable heads.
Attachments : Braun 7681 comes with 5 head or caps .One Olay Pre –epilation wipes pack and a travel pouch. The attachments are:
• Facial cap (for facial hair)
• Efficiency cap ( for legs and arms)
• Massager head (for mild epilation)
• Sensitive area cap (for underarms)
• Trimmer cap
• Safety cap (for even shaving before trimming).
The instructional manual covers all your doubts. Its always better to epilate when hair is short otherwise long one can break or you will get a shave like result. I slowly glide it on the skin. I tried epilating underarms but found it painful. So,I trim it,but believe me, the trimmer gives me such a smooth result that now I am totally loving it. With the help of a trimmer cap, I can cut it down even and then go for a close trim, same with the bikini area.It takes me hardly 30-45 minutes to epilate full arms, legs and underarms. I use the facial cap in emergencies for a few thick hair under my chin. Its almost like plucking.
The first time, I got little red bumps on my arms after epilation, but it went away in a few hours, but I didn’t face the same problem for legs. Now, there is no issue.Yes, ingrown hair was a problem, but I have the same condition with waxing. Now, I exfoliate regularly and its no more a problem.
This works well in the shower as well and yes lives up to its claim of removing tiny hair to an extent. The smartlight won’t let you miss any hair.
The key is that once you get your own style and technique of epilating, it will be fun. After a couple of hit and trials, I have developed my own technique.
About the battery, it works up to 1 hour and I am happy with that. The main reason I went for cordless one is that you can charge it and then do your thing anywhere. Sometimes, when I go to my native place, they don’t have sockets in the bathroom, and then cordless one gives you full privacy.
It comes with a cute cleaning brush which cleans every bit and takes 5 minutes. You can wash it in water also. Now, summing up the pros and cons.
Pros of Braun Silk Epil 7,7681 Xpressive Body and Face Epilator:
- Waterproof and washable.
- Cordless so you don’t end up in different yoga positions while epilating.
- Easy to use.
- One-time investment.
- Pre-epilation wipes give perfect base and have a mild soothing fragrance.
- Travel friendly.
Cons of Braun Silk Epil 7,7681 Xpressive Body and Face Epilator:
- A bit noisy.
- Price may be a concern for some, but its worth it.
I will give 4.5/5
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