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Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Summer is here and you know what that means… hair removal! When I was in my mid teens going through puberty, I was a super hairy Asian believe it or not. My mum bought me my very first epilator when I was 16 after trying shaving/waxing and HATED it. Since then I’ve only used epilators on my legs. Back then technology was not as advanced as these days so when Philips contacted me and asked if I would like to try their Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator, I said yes immediately!

Oh by the way, if you don’t know what an epilator is – in very simple terms it’s a gadget with tiny tweezers to help remove the entire hair including the roots.

The Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet and Dry Epilator comes with 5 additional accessories to help remove any unwanted facial and delicate areas:

  • Shaving head
  • Trimming comb
  • Facial area cap
  • Delicate area cap
  • Massage cap

It also comes with a basic pouch for you to store the epilator, accessories and a cleaning brush.

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

When I first picked up my Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet and Dry Epilator, I put it on charge for 1.5hrs. After charging, it can be used up to 40mins before the battery runs out. There’s a battery indicator at the bottom of the handle that shows you when it’s fully charged or requires charging. The device comes with 2 speeds for you to adjust depending on how fast you want to remove those pesky hairs! One of the awesome features is the opti-light to ensure all hairs are removed. The device needs to be held at 90 degrees for best performance.

I mainly use epilators to remove hair on my legs and I don’t feel much pain or irritation because I’ve been using it for a really long time (10yrs+ so I don’t give away my age haha). If it’s your first time with an epilator, you might feel some pain and/or irritation but it won’t last long. I decided to try the Philips Epilator on my underarms too and you guessed right, it hurts like anything on the first go!! After my second time, the pain was no longer as intense.

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator review

The Philips Epilator is cordless so you can practically remove hair anywhere you want (in the toilet or even the backyard). Another advantage of this epilator is it can be used in the shower or bath! Almost forgot to mention that using the epilator in the shower will help reduce any pain or irritation as the warm water will open up the pores.

As an epilator veteran, I highly recommend to exfoliate once a week because occasionally epilating can cause ingrown hairs. But to be honest, it’s no biggie. Depending on your hair growth, I usually epilate my legs once every 3 weeks or sometimes 4 when I’m lazy.

To summarise what I like:

  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Cordless functionality – you can literally remove hair anywhere you want
  • The opti-light

The Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet and Dry Epilator retails for $149.95 and you can read more about it on the Philips site.

What’s your hair removal preference?

 

Product was provided for consideration. This has not influence my opinion in any way.

 

Super Easy Date Night Effortless Waves Tutorial

Hello Spring! How I’ve missed you!

When I think of spring…warm weather, flowers and date night pop into my head. Today I’ll be showing you how to create super easy date night effortless waves using the ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong. Who doesn’t love effortless waves? I know I do, it’s my all time favourite hairstyle. I’m extremely grateful to be given this opportunity to try out such a fab product and it has easily become my go-to curler.

Super Easy Date Night Effortness Waves Tutorial

Tools you’ll need:

  • ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong (32mm barrel)
  • Hair brush (not pictured above)
  • Hair Clip
  • Hair Tie
  • Hair Spray
  • Heat Protector
  • Hair Oil

Super Easy Date Night Effortness Waves Tutorial

Start off with freshly washed or 1 day old hair. Before you start curling, make sure you thoroughly brush through your hair and remove any tangles. To prevent your hair from getting heat damage, apply heat protector spray all over.

Super Easy Date Night Effortness Waves Tutorial

Split hair into halves and again split the upper and lower – so now the hair is divided into quarters.

Super Easy Date Night Effortness Waves (10)

Take a small section of hair and clasp about 5cm section of hair. Twist the curler out (away from your face) until hair is wrapped around. Hold for 15-20sec, release clasp and slowly slide curler out.

For a more natural look, I like to alternate directions of the curl. Same process as the above but twisting the curl in (towards your face).

Super Easy Date Night Effortness Waves Tutorial

Continue taking similar sized sections and repeat the process until you have curled all your hair. Run your fingers through the waves to make them loose and flowy,.

Now you have effortless waves! Add some hair spray, this will help make your curls last longer.

Super Easy Date Night Effortness Waves Tutorial

The very last step (optional), gently pat a few drops of hair oil to give it a bit of shine.

Super Easy Date Night Effortness Waves Tutorial

What’s your favourite hairstyle?

 

The ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong was gifted to me. This has not affected my opinion in anyway.

 

Stuff I’m Loving – February Edition

Stuff I'm loving february edition

Oh my gosh, its been almost a month and a half since I last blogged… there goes one of my 2016 goals. I’ve been spending a lot of my free time baking cakes and cookies. There’s just something about baking that helps relax the mind. Actually with all this baking… there’s also the eating part of it which is contributing towards my muffin top. Anyway back on topic, today’s post will be on Stuff I’m Loving – February Edition.

Stuff I'm loving february edition

First up we have the Bőr Organics Eye Love Skin that I’ve been using for the last four weeks and have been very impressed with. Bőr products are 100% certified organic and formulated with natural and locally sourced ingredients. This eye cream contains ingredients such as white tea, coconut, avocado and rosehip to assist with hydrating the area around the eyes. I’ve found this eye cream to be hydrating (no more tightness around the eyes) and it has also helped to reduce puffiness.

Stuff I'm loving february edition

I’ve been really into anti aging as I’m almost at the age where wrinkles will be popping up left, right and centre. So when I was sent the A’kin Purely Revitalising Brightening Day Cream I was pretty excited. I’ve used this cream for just over four weeks and it has left my skin feeling brighter and more moisturised. The texture of the cream is slightly thicker and the scent is not overwhelming. It absorbs into the skin quite quickly and doesn’t leave the skin looking greasy or shiny. A’kin products are vegan friendly and does not contain any nasties like sulfates, parabens and mineral oils. They also don’t test on animals!!

Stuff I'm loving february edition

I’ve been using a few Lady Jayne hair accessories that were sent to me recently. The tangleze is the perfect size to put in handbags or gym bags. I mainly use mine twice a week after I’ve washed my hair to get rid of any tangles. The bobby pins and leather bow hair tie is great for the gym. My usual gym hairdo is a super high pony tail and bobby pins to pin down any pesky hairs.

Stuff I'm loving february edition

I’ve previously reviewed some Dusty Girls products and have said how great they were. A few months ago, Dusty Girls released four shades of Natural Vegan Lipstick and four shades of Natural Mineral Eye Shadow. I was sent Natural Vegan Lipstick in Guava Pink and Natural Mineral Eye Shadow in Paper Bark & Summer Tan. Both the eye-shadows are quite neutral toned and have great pigmentation. The lipstick shade is a tad too light on its own but when paired with the right lip gloss, it looks amazing.

What are some products you keep going back to?

 

Some products may have been sent for consideration. This has not influence my opinion in any way.

 

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