Braun Silk-Epil 7 7-561 Wet & Dry

For a female, the hair removal process can be quite tedious and sometimes – depending on the method – very painful! Almost everyone wants smooth and hair free skin. I have tried various methods,  from waxing right through to simple shaving.

I have had my eye on an epliator for a while now but have been too nervous to try one.  I was luckily given the opportunity to try an epilator by Braun to review. An epilator is basically an electronic tweezer which removes multiple strands of hair at a time.

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The Braun Silk-Epil 7-561 (RRP ÂŁ84) is one of the highest rated epilators currently available so I had high hopes! The Braun epilator comes with a user manual, a cleaning brush, pouch, a charger and six attachments:

  1. Shaver head – for dry shaving
  2. Trimmer cap – to trim down hairs
  3. High frequency massage cap – to soothe and massage the skin
  4. Sensitive area cap – for underarms and intimate areas
  5. Facial cap – for facial hair
  6. Efficiency cap – for maximum skin contact for faster epilation.

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It also has 40 tweezers at a close grip which remove even the shortest and finest of hairs, a smart light to guide you and a pivoting head to adapt to the contours of your body. The tweezers are staggered which ensure full even coverage. This epilator has two speed settings for the various areas of your body. The first speed is recommended for first time users whilst the highest speed is fast enough for over 81,000 plucks per minute!

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One of the main benefits of this epilator is that it is a wet and dry model so it can be used in the bath or shower.  It is specially  designed for use in warm water as the warmth increases the blood circulation which improves the comfort of your experience. It is obviously cordless (how else would you safely use it in the bath – haha) but you don’t have to worry about charging it. It takes approximately an hour to fully charge and it lasts for roughly 45 minutes which is more than enough time to remove all your hair. The charging light flashes whilst charging and remains on once fully charged.

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The epilator is really lightweight so it is easy to use and it is not too noisy. I decided to test it on my legs hoping it would be less painful. There is a slight pain during this process but it is bearable….after a while! It feels like there are tiny people pinching you rather quickly. I found that it hurts more when you are removing hair that is very close to your bones rather than fatty areas. After a while, I did get used to the slight pain which made the process much easier.

I loved the results as my legs were left extremely smooth and soft….I couldn’t stop rubbing them. I found that the results were much better than when I shave as there weren’t any broken hairs left to cause a rough finish as the epilator removed the hairs from the root.  I didn’t experience any skin irritation thankfully but I made sure to regularly exfoliate to ensure there were no ingrown hairs.

I have to say I was wimp and absolutely copped out of trying this on any intimate or sensitive areas so I cannot comment on how well it performed there.

If you have really thick or coarse hair, I would recommend using the trimmer cap to trim down the hairs first and then epilate as it would be less painful and you won’t have to keep going over the same areas.

Overall, although this epilator is quite expensive it is definitely good value for money. It ensures that you no longer have to purchase disposable razors and has long lasting results.  I’ve nothing to compare it to but it definitely does the job and is efficient. The more I use it, the easier and more tolerable it gets. I only wish it came with a regular plug adapter rather an electric razor type two prong attachment.
All in all I think this is an excellent product for epilating legs and I will definitely be using this, rather than shaving, from now on.

Click here to purchase this epilator 🙂

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Who knew water could be Powerful?

I came home to a rather large and heavy package which left me confused as I have recently put myself on a online shopping ban. Upon opening my mysterious package, I was delighted to see I had been sent 3 full sized bottle of POW Sparkling Energy Water from The Powerful Water Company.
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POW is the UK & Ireland’s first Natural Energy Water. According to their website, The Powerful Water Company is committed to developing healthier drinks using natural ingredients. They developed POW to create a product that combines the rehydrating qualities of water with natural energy in a low sugar, low calorie sparkling fruit flavoured energy water.

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I was sent 3 flavours as shown above, Cranberry & Apple, Coconut & Lime and Citrus & Zest. I couldn’t wait to taste them as I have been looking for a healthier way to get my caffeine intake. I usually have a Venti Caramel Latte with an extra shot of Caramel to keep me awake for the working day. I found that having a bottle of POW did keep increase my energy levels, it kept me alert and I felt really good. It’s weird but I had a strange sense of “oomph” injected into me and I was ready and rearing to tackle anything thrown at me.

Now as someone who is not a fan of sparkling water at all (it has a weird after taste!), I was pleasantly surprised. All 3 flavours are really refreshing and rather delicious. I love the combination and variety of the flavours as they can be drunk when you are craving different things. For example, I often get a craving for something sour to remove a funny taste in my mouth and I usually end up drinking a can of San Pellegrino Limonata. When it happened this time around, I decided to have the Citrus & Zest bottle of POW water…….oh it was good! Exactly what the doctor ordered!

It is so great to see an energy drink on the market that is all NATURAL, NOT full of rubbish and packed with sugar and has great flavour. I sometimes find that healthy products can compromise on the flavour for the health benefits but POW doesn’t do that. I would highly recommend this product, it is definitely innovative and it works!

On a final note:

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If you would like to give POW water a try, it is widely available in Waitrose, BP garages and Superdrug.  For more information about POW Water go to https://www.powerfulwater.co.uk/

Jacob’s Cracker Crisps…..Full Of Flavour!

As a member of BzzAgent, I was given the opportunity to test the latest cracker crisp sensation – Jacob’s Cracker Crisp. Jacob’s Cracker Crisps are irresistibly tasty and perfect for sharing with friends!

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“Is it a cracker? Is it a crisp? Why, it’s a little bit of both! With three unbelievably moreish flavours, Sour Cream & Chive, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar, and Thai Sweet Chilli, brand new Jacob’s Cracker Crisps 150g bags are perfect for sharing with friends and family!” – BzzAgent

Upon opening my deliver from BzzAgent, I was excited to see three 150g bags of Jacob’s Cracker Crisps (one of each flavour) Thai Sweet Chilli, Sour Cream & Chive and Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar, as well as 50p off coupons to pass along to my friends and family.

I immediately grabbed the Thai Sweet Chilli packet and shared it with my boyfriend and daughter. I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. The flavouring was generous but not overpowering. The texture is somewhere between a crisp and a cracker. I opened up the bag, ate the first one and couldn’t stop. I kept trying to stop but would go in for another then another. My boyfriend had to take the packet away from me so I wouldn’t spoil my appetite for dinner!

I decided to take the remainder of the pack as well as the other two to work so that my colleagues could get a chance to experience the taste sensation! My colleagues were happy to say the least, I have never felt so popular before. Once a few people had a few crackers of each flavour, the word spread and more and more people were coming over to my desk to have a taste!

Unfortunately, BzzAgent didn’t send enough vouchers for me to be able to give out as many as I wanted to. However BzzAgent did rectify this and kindly sent me some e-vouchers which I distributed.

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Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this campaign.This is a very tasty snack that made me happy and is something that I will most likely buy regularly. I will definitely end up buying all 3 flavours as my favourite is the Sweet Chilli, my daughter’s is the Sour Cream & Chive and my boyfriend loves the Salt & Balsamic Vinegar. So Jacob’s have made my household a big fan!

This product is innovative, I would definitely recommend it to you all to buy!

I am a member of BzzAgent, and get products to try and give feedback on – all opinions expressed are solely my own.

Zeek! Free ÂŁ5 Voucher…..Xmas is coming!

Heard about a new app today and though I’d share with you lot – I know you love something for nothing as much as I do.
Basically, it lets you buy gift vouchers for brands like Currys, iTunes, John Lewis, Argos etc at discounted prices… some of them are barely worth it, where others are a decent amount of reduction – It’s worth hunting around.

You can download the app for Apple or Android from dl.zeek.me

Sign up, and then go to Promo codes in the left hand menu – add code 22MCVC  for a free fiver!!!!

Find a deal you like the look of, buy it, and you’re good to go (I think some of them come in the post, others are online/bar code deals.

Hope some of you grab a bargain