Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Revisiting the Topic of Epilation - The Act of Removing Hair - Emjoi AP-18 Emagine Dual Opposed 72 Tweezer Head Epilator

You may have seen my previous review of various epilators that I wrote some time ago.  I wanted to revisit this subject.  This past summer I had to replace my trusty epilator and I was unable to purchase the same exact style/model.  This was very frustrating as I very much liked that model.  That being said, I was able to settle upon a new model and WOW!!!  I can never go back!  It's even better and more fabulous than I could have wanted.  They have really worked to improve this wonderful device.  I'm tempted to purchase a spare in case they go crazy and discontinue this model.  On the other hand, if they are improving the epilator - maybe my next one will be even better!

I purchased:

Emjoi AP-18 Emagine Dual Opposed 72 Tweezer Head Epilator

Purchased from Amazon.com for $74.95 however, I see it is now priced at $110.49.  It is only $99.00 with free shipping from the Emjoi Website!  You can also purchase a separate head that you can use just for trimming but it is not included with the epilator.  I do plan on getting that at some point.  This epilator is not rechargeable.  That was not a deal breaker for me because I have found the rechargeable epilators run out of OOPH!  I have always run my rechargeable epilators off of the power cord anyway (as do others that I have discussed this topic with).

First off, it has 72 tweezers!  Next, take a look at the shape of the head of this epilator.  Many do not like to epilate under their arms (armpit) due to the pain levels involved.  Let me tell you it hurts the first time, but after that, it's a breeze (Same goes for anywhere that you epilate).  You will enjoy shadow and hair free pits for at least a week.  The hair will stay gone longer over time/use of the epilator.  It has been difficult to do under the arms due to the shape of the heads of epilators and I suppose I just developed a technique over time to accomplish this task.  You use the hand of the same underarm that you plan to epilate to hold the skin taunt.  This takes a bit of coordination!  I still do that but this epilator does a fantastic job of getting the hairs without my having to figure out various angles to get each hair. The head is kinda shaped like the top of your deodorant.  You hold this epilator in much the same way as you would apply your deodorant and it grabs the hairs the first time!  There are two settings, high and low.  I have been epilating for a long time so I usually use the lowest setting.  This is important.  If you use too high a setting it will break the hair.  Breaking the hair leads to that scratchy feeling (versus smoooooooooooooooth skin) and causes ingrown hairs.  If you are new to epilating, take note of the texture of the hair.  Hair under the arms might be more course than hair on top of your arms.  Experiment with the settings to be sure that you are using the correct setting.  Your bikini line might require the high setting, then again, I use the low setting.  Only you can be the judge of which setting to use.  My suggestion would be to read my previous blog on epilation (see link below) and then give it a try.  Wait at least a week to epilate again - even if you see some stray hairs here and there.  If you can wait two weeks, even better.  This way you can catch hairs that are on a different growth cycle.  Also, It will give you a better result long term.  If you do it this way, the hair will start to stay away for longer and longer periods of time.  You will be able to epilate the hairs all at once versus epilating only the hairs that are in the current growth cycle.  If you have been epilating for a long time but are not satisfied with how long the hair stays away - try waiting two weeks before epilating again.  Over time the hair will become finer, more sparse and easier to remove.  With this technique, I have found that I have longer hair free periods and when it does come in, it is so sparse that sometimes I just leave it go for a while! So far, no one has mentioned it!

The shape of the head allows for easier removal of the hair on the knees!  It is lighter in weight and the task of epilating has been made so much easier by this epilator.  I am saving so much time over previous epilator models.  This epilator does a better job of getting rid of the hair on the first pass versus repeatedly going over and over the same area.  

Be sure to hold the epilator against your skin correctly.  Read the directions.  If you are not using it correctly you will not receive all the wonderful benefits of this fantastic epilator!  It took me a bit of time to get used to the new shape etc. but, I love this epilator!

Cleaning is easier because they somehow have closed off the area where the hairs used to creep under the head.  When I take the head of the unit off for cleaning there is maybe one stray hair there to wipe away. This will surely keep the gears much cleaner.  

I won't go over the care/cleaning of your epilator or, the care of your areas that you will be epilating. You can refer to my previous post on Epliating for that information which you can find here: Click here to read more on Epilation - The act of Removing Hair

Information on this Epilator from the Emjoi website:

Description

Emagine the possibilities!
The Emagine Tweezer-Head Epilator from Emjoi® is a groundbreaking hair remover that features 72 tweezer heads. It's faster, safer and more beneficial than shaving or waxing. The revolutionary Emagine Tweezer-Head Epilator removes hair quickly and comfortably and reduces the number of passes required to achieve the chief benefit of epilation: smooth, silky, touchable skin.
Emjoi's patented Glide Technology reduces irritation. Coupled with Emjoi's innovation of one fixed-tweezer disc and two that open and close, the skin gets gently stretched, to increase comfort and efficiently remove hair. Emagine is the world's first epilator to offer Silver Ion Technology, which provides antimicrobial protection from bacterial infections. Its innovative, dual-opposed staggered heads are a new feature for an epilator; they enable the unit to cover greater surface area than ever before while grasping and removing more hair in a single pass. To reduce the chance of ingrown hairs, Emagine features exclusive Middle Lifting fingers that raise flat or short hairs for easy epilation. The results: Skin that's soft, smooth and hair free for up to 6 weeks. Emagine Tweezer-Head Epilator – it's the ultimate hair remover!

Specifications:

  • 72 tweezers, the most on the market, remove the majority of hair the first time, saving time and eliminating potential skin irritation by reducing the number of passes required to achieve smooth skin 17-mm disc opening – the optimal radius to effectively remove hair
  • Our patented Glide Technology moves the tweezer discs over the skin with less irritation
  • Dual-opposed heads gently hold the skin taut, making epilation more comfortable Staggered, dual-opposed heads cover greater surface area and grasp all the hair the first time
  • Middle lifting fingers prepare hair for removal by lifting flat or short hair, decreasing the possibility of ingrown hair
  • Removes hair from the root, leaving skin smooth for up to 6 weeks
  • Silver Ion Technology provides antimicrobial protection
  • Curved shape is designed to hug the curves of the body
  • Ergonomically engineered handle balances in your hand and is easy to hold and maneuver all over the body
  • Removes hair as short as 0.5 mm from the root
  • Gentle enough to remove delicate facial hair on the upper lip and chin
  • Great for removing hair on the legs, bikini line and underarms
  • Soft-touch grip gives ultimate comfort and control
  • Dual speed control
  • Electrically operated (corded)
Emagine is the ultimate hair remover.

Included items

  • AP-18 (Emagine Tweezer-Head Epilator)
  • Cleaning brush & Power Cord/Adaptor

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dear Hilde Soliani


Dear Hilde Soliani
We have all experienced the loss of a favorite scent.  It's heartbreaking to have a scent that we associate as "our scent" be discontinued.  It's frustrating when you realize how many are effected by the scent no longer being available.  We mourn the loss of the fragrance in our lives.  We think to ourselves, if it is selling, why stop making it.  They will say they discontinue to make room for other perfumes.  What they don't realize is, it scares folks off from their line.  Why start a love affair when the object of your infatuation is already planning an exit.  This in mind, I tried so hard to not fall in love with a new scent.  I will date or romance a scent, but I won't marry one.  However, when I found your line of beautiful and creative fragrances, I fell hard.  Never has a line of fragrances carried so many that captured my senses.  Your line is a storybook collection of emotions.  My favorite scents, such as Fraaagola Saalaaata and Conaffetto, stir something deep inside my heart.  They make me happy from the inside out.  The scents float upon the air around me in a gentle but lasting way throughout my day.  I have never had a scent effect me in this way.  You are an artist.  You take images from your mind and paint them with fragrance.  Your bottles  are then filled with emotion, love and your creativity.  Owning even one of your fragrances is a gift.  I hesitate to share the names of my most treasured perfumes with others, for fear they will buy the last precious bottle in stock or start wearing my favorite scent.  But, there is that part of me that wants to shout out my love of Hilde Soliani's perfume artistry all over the world.  Maybe, by doing so, this would inspire you to keep filling those bottles with your gifts, from now and to the end of time.  A great day is filled with the joy and emotion, that a few sprays from your bottle provide.

Thank you so much. You are a treasure and so very gifted.

Two of my favorite scents are pictured in this post!