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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.

 

Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush + Giveaway

Happy Wednesday! Oh my goodness, it’s November already and soo close to Christmas. You’re in for a treat today, if you or a friend/family friend has frizzy hair then this is the post for you!! Plus, there’s a sneaky giveaway at the end of this post.

Today I’ll be reviewing the new Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush. This brush is designed to de-frizz and smooth out the hair. So if you have the troubled frizziness then you’ve got to try this brush out. When I was researching on this brush, I found that it’s super popular in Asia and there’s a couple of more designs compared with what was released in the Australian market.

Static electricity exists everywhere especially in dry environment. That’s why your hair gets frizzy and messy easily. To help you get rid of this annoying issue, we bring easier solution: ionic styling brush. The ionizer generates negative ions to neutralize positive charge of static electricity. It helps to reduce frizz and bring back smoothness and shine to your hair instantly.

Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush

Let me describe my hair to you. My hair is straight and thin. There’s been a few occasion when I go to the hairdresser and they ask me if I have permanently straightened my hair and I say no. They give me a confused look, especially after washing my hair, it’s dead straight. The only time my hair frizzes up is when I roll around too much in bed and the following morning my ends are frizzy.

The most effective way to use this brush is when hair is a little damp and brush through from the roots to tips. So essentially, I use this brush the following morning and not after I’ve washed my hair. I would wet my hair and then brush through my hair especially at the ends.

Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush

Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush

The Ionic magic is activated by flicking the switch on the right of the brush, the Ionic icon will illuminate and that’s when you know you have some Ionic action happening.

The bristle cushion has just enough pressure so that it provides even distribution around the head. The brush is not waterproof so please don’t bring it into the shower. The brush bristles can be easily removed and washed by pressing the button under the bristles.
Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush

Being clumsy and uncoordinated, I would have preferred if the brush had a handle because I’m really prone to dropping things. However since I’ve been using it for 3 weeks or so, I haven’t actually dropped it yet and it does fit quite well in my hand.

The brush is operated with 1 AAA battery which is included in the box so it can be used straight from purchase.

This RRP for this brush is $39.95, it’s reasonably priced so great as a Christmas present.

In collaboration with Philips & Beauty and Things, we will be giving away one Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush.

To win this fabulous prize, all you have to do is tell me in 25 words or less “What do you do to de-frizz your hair?”

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  • Open to Australian Residents Only
  • Must comment on this blog post
  • One entry per household
  • If you are under 18yrs old, please make sure you get your parents permission
  • No serial compers
  • Winner will be chosen by me and an email will be sent to the winner
  • Winner must respond within 2 days or a new winner is selected
  • Giveaway ends on the 25th of November at 5pm Melbourne time
  • Winner will be announced on this post on the 29th of November – please check back
  • Postal details will be passed onto a PR representative who will then mail out the prizes.
  • Beauty & Things will not be held responsible for lost or damaged mail
  • Beauty & Things reserve the right to change the terms of this giveaway at any time

Good Luck!

The winner is mfortune! Congrats, please check your email!

UPDATE 5th of Dec15: Unfortunately mfortune did not respond to my email within 2 days, I have redrawn the winner. The new winner is Sam Bear!! Congrats!

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

 

Beauty Essentials

Happy Wednesday! I’m not officially back yet. Heck.. I still don’t even have the internet set up at home. So much drama and stuff over something so little and it could now take another 3-4 months until I have something set up. When I can, I’ll borrow my parent’s internet and blog here and there. So today’s post, I will be talking about my beauty essentials. This is not my complete list of beauty essential products but these are on the top of my list. beauty essentials beauty essentials

Cleansing Brush – Using a cleansing brush regularly really helps with my overall complexion. It cleanses all the hard to reach places. My face feels so much smoother now and it even helps with applying makeup. My foundation goes on so much smoother and I end up using less product.

Sunscreen – Now that I’ve hit the big 3 0. I’m doing more to protect my skin. Sun exposure causes sunburn, premature skin aging (wrinkles) and skin cancer.

Rosehip Oil – Rosehip Oil was featured on my winter skincare routine post and I have also included it in this post – this is how much I love rosehip oil. As I mentioned in my previous post, it helps with my dry skin and evening out my skin tone. I always have a bottle sitting in my bathroom all year round.

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Hair Oil – With my constant hair curling habits, I always use a hair oil to help protect and hydrate my hair. It also gives my hair the extra shine it needs.

Hand cream – Hand cream is a must for me, I have to use it. When I was moving houses a few weeks ago, I was really lazy and stopped using hand cream for like a week. It was a really bad mistake because my hands are now cracked and my cuticles are peeling (ouch).

beauty essentials

Carmex Lip Balms – As soon as I wake up and before I go to bed, I always use a bit of lip balm. During the day, if my lips are dry, I’ll reapply. Carmex lip balms should be in any girls beauty essential, use it day, night or anytime! It’s sold every 29 seconds around the world. Carmex has been a beauty must have for 77 years and they do not test on animals.

Tell me – what are your beauty essentials?

This is a sponsored post. I received Carmex products as part of the blogger program.

 

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