Thursday, 21 May 2015

Braun Silk-épil 9 // #BreakFree...

Seeing as summer is just around the corner I thought this post fitted in quite nicely as I don't know about you guys but right now my legs are no where near summer ready. Well that was until I used the new Braun Silk-épil 9. I was sent this to review and I must say I was a bit sceptical as my previous experiences with an epilator has not been great but this one has converted me. 

Like most people I am sure, I normally just shave my legs and it is normally done is a rush so that without meaning to I am still left with hairy knees 9 times out of 10 (what a lovely thought) but in all honestly I would say I was no shaving expert. I think that is why I love the  Braun Silk-épil 9 because it makes hair removal so easy and my finished results made my legs feel like I had just had a professional wax at a salon. 

In the Braun Silk-épil 9 box you get:

  • Silk-épil 9 
  • Exfoliation brush head (incl. protection cap) 
  • Shaver head 
  • Trimmer cap 
  • Facial cap 
  • Skin contact cap 
  • Pouch 
  • Electric cord 
  • Cleaning brush

When I tired it out I used the skin contact cap as this I felt gave me a better result on my legs and the exfoliation brush which I was so surprised how soft it made my legs. Its not until you use a product like this that you realise how dry your legs actual were!

I am not going to lie when I first started using it there was a little bit of discomfort but I wouldn't say it was painful. After using it for a while the pain went away and it does say that the more you use it the less you will feel it. It also says that if you are a first time user of an epilator that you may experience slight pain at first but that will subside after continued use.

You may be wondering what exactly an epilator actually is but it basically removes hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out. The way in which epilators pull out hair is similar to waxing so you get extra smooth results.

The only real downside to the Braun Silk-épil 9 is that to do both your legs it does take much longer than shaving. I would say I spent about 15 mins in my bathroom doing it however that did include exfoliating my legs with the exfoliating brush as well. I am also a bit of a perfectionist so I didn't want to miss a single hair and actually I quite enjoyed giving myself a little pampering session in the process, it gave me a good excuse to take some time out and give my legs some much needed TLC!

After trying one for yourself? You can get your very own right here:

Sponsored by Procter & Gamble but all views and opinions are my own.


  1. Ooooo sounds interesting, may have to give it a go :)

  2. I may just have to purchase this, fab review!

  3. Great review! I want one!!!!

  4. Where is your Robe from Sarah? I have been looking for one for me and my bridesmaids and can't find any I like. Your response would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Becky x

  5. I've wanted to try an epilator for ages, I love that this one comes with an exfoliating brush as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  6. Definitely gonna give it a try! My last one hurt so much so I haven't epilated in years! X

  7. I've always been scared because they sounds so painful, but this one definitely sounds great!

    Emma at

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! flawless

  9. I really want to try a new epilator but my experiences in the past have been far from nice.. I do like the look of this one and I guess 15 minutes for the entire thing is a good time because I know I spend that amount if not more when I'm shaving and exfoliating!xo

  10. Always wanted to try one of these, loved the post very informative! xo

    Sarah Louise Porter Blog

  11. Epilator's have always scared me slightly but this one doesn't sound too bad! Now I actually want to give it a try! Great review x

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  13. One can use an epilator in the privacy and comfort of one's home at any time of the day. Also, unlike a waxing technician, it is portable, which can come in handy on extended vacations. For an added convenience, wet epilators can be used in the shower. They are very time-saving as well because it only needs completed once a month compared to every other day or every other week for waxing, threading or shaving.


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