Remington Smooth & Silky Curve Epilator Review

I must admit that I was intrigued by the whole concept of an epilator when Pursebuzz first did her review possibly last year. However, if you know me well, you’d know that I am a wuss when it comes to pain – ABSOLUTE wuss. So although, the idea was interesting, I did not jump on it. Then one by one, every few months or so, I would catch another review on epilators.

There were three reasons why I would even entertain the idea of getting one and they are as follows.

1. If it was cheap. Hands down, price is a big factor to me.
2. The idea of having the hair grow back thinner and possibly to the point of no tweezing is always nice.
3. No razor bumps

Well, guess what I found yesterday at Walgreens. Yep, an epilator. It was just sitting there on the shelves screaming to me to purchase it. If it weren’t for the three reasons above, I would’ve ignored it and moved on.

Granted, I have no hair when it comes to my arms or legs so really I don’t need it. However, I do shave my underarms and bikini area and just the thought of no razor bumps is an appealing idea. It’s pure fact that when you pull the hair at the roots, the hair will grow back thinner. I use shaver only because it’s the less pain of the three – shaver, wax or epilator. I’ve never done waxing before, but the mere fact that it’s plain messy as well as having hot wax over your skin and making that pull does not tempt me in the least. You’re just ripping skin along with hair. At least with the epilator, it’s just pulling the hair and leaves the skin alone.

The best part is that it as only $25, a small price compared to $80 I’ve seen on an Emjoi epilator. After I purchased it, I was scared. Even when I got home, I was still scared to use it. Finally I mustered some guts, hopped in the shower so that the hot water can open up my pores for easy plucking and plugged in the epilator.

There were two settings, high or low, and I clicked it to low, closed my eyes and start moving towards my underarms. I felt a pinch and winced a little, but then pain went away. Next, I felt few pinches at the same time and pain went away pretty quickly. Afterwards, I just went through the motion for each arms and was done within 10 minutes or so. Next up was my bikini area and I must admit, that hurt a little more than my underarms, which was surprising.

I’ll compare it to the same pain when you first plucked your eyebrows. I remember that first hair that I plucked, my eyes started watering like crazy! However, after a few times of plucking, it was nothing. I think I can handle that type of pain where it’s shortlived and forgotten. Nothing like the pain I felt when I first had my wisdom teeth out and I will never forget that pain. So using the epilator was definitely doable.

Few tips and tricks in using epilators. It does help to use it right after shower so that the pores are open for easy removal. I’d move slowly over one area giving epilator a chance to grab hold of the hair and pull. If you run over the area too fast, you can miss hair as well and then going over an area too much will irritate the skin a bit more. After you’re done, just rub lotion over and good to go.

This epilator is able to pull hair as short as .5mm so you can use this daily. It has 42 tweezer heads in the unit and needs to be plugged in. The Emjoi Light Caress has 37 tweezer heads and is a rechargeable in comparison. For the price of Remington though, it does the job for less so no complaints there. If you’re on a budget, I’d say this will fit the bill nicely. =)

Ratings: (3.5) out of 5 cosmos


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  1. haha I’m so scared to get one but i know it’s suppose to be so much better than shaving, scary!!! lol

  2. i kno.. it looks scary but it really wasn’t too bad.. pain for beauty i suppose! =P

  3. I love my emjoi optimini! perfectly small size for underarms, which are the ONLY things I epilate. You are a brave lady for attempting the nether regions. LOL!

  4. haha! yes indeed.. sighh.. girls gotta do what girls gotta do.. =P

  5. The idea is so appealing but I’m a total wuss! Haha. Maybe I’ll try an epilator someday.

  6. heheh.. def worth a try =D i’m hoping to smoother skin and not having hair grow back as fast. =D

  7. I am such a scaredy cat when it comes to these!! I think the sound alone scares
    Lucky hair on your legs!! =P

  8. i kno! the sound is def intimidating but it’s actually nto so bad once I kept at it. =D

  9. i tried looking for this today at the nyc walgreens and it wasnt there but i found it at target for 38 -_- is there any other place that carries this? thanks in advance!

  10. unfortunately i don’t.. walgreens was the first place i ran into them… hopefully you’ll find them in other walgreens

  11. how long does the smoothness last? and how long until i can do another cycle?

  12. once hair is pulled, it takes up to 6 weeks for hair to grow back.. however not all hair grow at the same time, so I personally like to epilate every other day. I’ll have a more in-depth review coming up soon =)

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