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Giveaway! Braun Silk-épil 5 Young Beauty epilator! - Clumps of Mascara
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Giveaway! Braun Silk-épil 5 Young Beauty epilator!

I’m keepin’ it real up in this post. Then again, I pride myself on being that way in all of my posts. I mean, seriously…if I wanted to be all “proper” in the way that I wrote, I would have finished grad school, right? Hmph. So yeah. A few weeks ago, I was granted the opportunity to review the Braun Silk-épil 5 Young Beauty epilator. Don’t y’all laugh but while I’ve heard of an epilator, I never really knew what they did. In my mind, I figured that were similar to electric razors but that’s as much as I knew.

After doing some research, I discovered that epilators were the choice devices in hair removal for many women. And for good reason. Epilators quickly removing unwanted hair from the root effortlessly making it 10x better than shaving. I’ve never done any waxing (oh, except my brows) but using an epilator is supposed to be easier than waxing because you don’t have to deal with the clean up. Plus, those that use epilators say that it takes so much longer for the hair to grow back then it does when shaving. Which, for me, is a total perk and it was the one of the main reasons I couldn’t WAIT to try my epilator.

And tried I did.

With its many positives, there is one downfall to the epilator. The pain aspect. Mind you, I am a woman that knows pain. I endure excruciating migraines regularly, have had menstrual cramps from hell, have several tattoos and piercings and have broken a number of fingers during childhood. Shots in the gums, bum and arm don’t scare me either. I thought I’d be a good candidate for the epilator since my pain tolerance is pretty high.

Girl, I couldn’t do it.

I tried a total of 6 times to use the epilator and each time I winced in pain. I tried using it on my underarms AND legs and had such a hard time finishing. I decided that the pain wasn’t worth it. After all, I’m a woman that doesn’t freak out over a little stubble. We’re human. We’re mammals. We grow hair. I’m okay with that.

But despite my painful experience with the epilator, I still wanted to grant one of my readers with the opportunity to try one out. One of my greatest friends can’t stop raving about hers and has told me that while it is painful in the beginning, it does get easier. Apparently, I am too much of a punk to keep trying to get to that “easier” point. Oh well.

Maybe you’ll be a bigger woman than me. Braun is sponsoring this giveaway and 1 lucky gal will get 1 Braun Silk-épil 5 Young Beauty epilator.

This epilator comes with so many fantastic bells and whistles and I wish my cry baby self could stop whinning and get to using. My pain could be your gain though. Enter the Rafflecopter below to enter!

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  • Annie

    I’d like to win this because i’ve been shaving my legs and underarms for years now, but i just can’t seem to get a close enough shave that would last for longer than a week. i’ve thought about lasers, but decided to go for something less… official

  • http://Ifcurvescouldtalk.com Stefanie (IFCURVESCOULDTALK)

    I am so hairy right now its not even funny :/ And dont you dare laugh! lol!

  • Vi

    Whoa, want to try it but pain that bad huh. xD

  • Toby

    …As much as epilators look like torture devices, I still want to try one. That makes me masochistic, yes?

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • http://www.makeupwithdrawal.com Mimi

    Yowch! Now I’m really curious as to how painful this could be! I don’t mind waxing, for the most part. I’ve never used an epilator though.

  • http://southerngorgeous.blogspot.com Southern Gorgeous

    I hear the same thing, painful to start, but that it gets better. I have always wanted to try it though, I am lazy and hate shaving every morning haha!

  • http://polishmebeauty.blogspot.com Keyla

    i would never get this myself, but i’ve always been curious to try it out

  • Crystal L.

    I have been wanting to try an epilator for ages! Maybe one day I’ll get around to it, lol.

  • Lz

    I’m so hairy! I’m willing to try anything in hair removal…

  • Chanelle (C.M.)

    I’ve tried epilating and I actually love it! I’m kind of bad-arse when it comes to pain, though.

  • Rachelle Lyn

    I’d definitely love a chance to win! :)

  • Tracy

    I an always willing to give something new a try even if a little pain so lets bring it on LOL if I can last 52 hours in labor whats a little hair removal pain gonna do LOL

  • http://amberlikes.blogspot.com Amber Joy

    I’ve never used an epilator either. But I hate shaving so maybe this would be a better option.

  • http://miguo.tumblr.com Michelle

    It really does get better after using it a few times ^^

  • marta

    Thank you for the giveaway!!!!

  • Mikki

    I have been curious about the epilator, but I don’t know if I could handle the pain either. But like my mother always says, to be a woman is to be in pain.

  • TraciB

    “anything you’d like” (being a smarty pants)

  • SadeNioka

    I would like to try an epilator!

  • http://www.fabellis.com Ashley

    I would love to win! :)

  • K. Rock

    I wanna win it! THanks for the giveaway.

  • http://www.gabeflowers.com gabeflowers

    Omg, I want to try one of these so but I’m so scared of the PAIN!!! I don’t know if I can do it. You’re a good one for trying though ;-)

  • Robyn

    I have never used an epilator and I would love to see how it works and just see what kind of pain you are talking about.

  • http://bloggingwhilenursing.com KalleyC

    I saw this and the first thing I said was, “ouch.” I’m like you. I know pain, but when it comes to hair removal, I’m a chicken. The pain is just too much for me.

  • Kaia

    love a chance to win

  • Shan

    I’m willing to try this cause I can’t wax myself and I get tired of shaving so often

  • Stephanie C

    Let’s see if I can hike up my big girl panties and do this. :/ My first “razor” my mom bought me was an epilator. At the age of 12. She could not understand why I was crying. Ugh. The many of mom’s fails.

  • Suganya

    I would love to get an epilator since I’ve been looking for it for a long time now. This will help me to try out one. Thanks for the giveaway !!

  • Alyssa F

    i would love to win it would help alot!

  • Susan Albert

    I use an epilator for my “stache”. The pain does ease up the longer you use it. Thanks for the chance to win a new one.

  • Tasia

    I’ve wanted to try an epilator for the longest time since I’m one of those rare hairy Asians. Sorry, tmi haha!

  • Joyce B

    Sounds like an possible alternative to some waxing. . .

  • Mercedes

    I’ve always been curious about epilators. I, too, have a really high tolerance for pain, but now i”m scared! :P

  • Joseph G.

    As a guy I know girls are thinking “Huh?? guys dont really need this :p”, but boy is my chest hairy :( and I sure can use this epilator :).

  • Rachel W

    I hope I win!

  • J Crockett

    Is this anything like the NoNo?

  • Jo

    Ah, I’d love to win this! I’ve always wanted to try one :)

  • http://polishschmolish.blogspot.com Julie

    I’ve always wanted to try something like this!

  • Surendene J.

    Thanks for the great giveaway! :D

  • Kaylie

    I have dark underarms and shaving only makes it worse. I’ve heard that epilators can greatly improve the problem. I’d love to give one a try! :D

  • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

    LOL… I love my epilator! I actually noticed I have had less grow on my underarms since using this!

  • Kim D.

    I hate shaving so would love to try this. Thank you for the giveawy!

  • Tabathia B

    my teen daughters would love this

  • Sophie

    Girl, I hear you on the pain thing. I have chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, had menstrual cramps so bad they almost made me cry (that’s not an issue for me anymore, thank G-D), chronic bursitis in my hip, bulging discs and nerve damage in my back. I think I’ll skip the giveaway this time. Just wanted to commiserate, pain-wise. Take care, I love your blog. ;)

  • http://www.lifestylesoiree.com Heather C.

    I’d love to win!

  • Christina

    Whoa! Sounds very useful.

  • http://livingwhileloving.blogspot.com Janelle Monique

    I’ve always wanted to try an epilator, but I’m scared of the pain! It won’t be worth purchasing one if I never use it, so if I win and do hate it, at least I won’t be out any money.

  • ☆ Lola A♏ ★

    Now you have me all scared to try! LOL

  • Paulina

    I want to try an epilator! it would be nice.

  • Valerie James

    Hair removal products always scare me, but I’d love to at least give this one a try. :)

  • http://www.phyrra.net Phyrra

    So I have an epilator, but I prefer waxing. It’s way less painful. Cool giveaway though :)

  • Jessica Chwang

    I would like to win this because of my underarms…yikes!

  • Jessie

    I’ve always wanted to try these things out but have been way too scared! Gotta try everything once though right?!

  • http://polishfollies.blogspot.com Shelli

    I have been wanting to try this for years! I have such thick, coarse body hair (my father looks like an ape, so I guess I’m lucky it isn’t worse), but my skin is so sensitive that I bleed like a hemophiliac when I shave. I don’t react well to waxing, I love the results of Nair but I worry about the long-term effects, sanding is great but takes forever, and I just did a year of laser and still have a significant amount of living follicles. So trying a new one is on my list!

  • Josie

    Awesome! Epilator! :)

  • Elizabeth

    I have actually wanted to try one of these! The pain doesn’t scare me, I’ve been known to tweeze legs and underarms. I’m a little crazy I suppose, lol.

  • Christina D

    Would love to try out and test this product out. :)

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  • http://www.welcometobriannasworld.blogspot.com/ Brianna

    I’d like to try it out. I hate shaving, and if this lasts longer, I’d have to see how painful it is. It might be worth it.

  • Lynd

    This is fantastic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nina.miller.39948?ref=tn_tnmn Nora Molnar

    OMG of course, I would like to win :) this is amazing *.*

  • mary clay

    i’ve wanted to try the epilator since the 80’s when it first came out, but i was too chicken to try it. now, that it’s been improved, i wouldn’t mind taking it for a test drive!

  • tbanj

    Interesting. I would like to win and give it a try.
    Thanks.

  • JanT.

    I really want to try one but ouch, I am worried about the pain and I had natural childbirth with my last child! I think I have a high pain tolerance but this appliance could do me in!

  • Christine

    I’ve always wanted to try one!

  • http://lacquertracker.blogspot.com/ The Lacquer Tracker

    I’ve never tried an epilator, although my roommate in undergrad swore by it. She also told me that after using it regularly for awhile she didn’t find it painful anymore… I have a kind of morbid curiosity to do with finding out just how painful it will be! Thanks for the giveaway. ;)

  • Ria

    Great review – would love to try this!

  • Suzanne

    Thanks for the contest! I’d love to win this! I hate shaving!

  • http://chymerikaen.com Comma F*cker

    I’ll probably be sorry if I win, but I’ve tried every other form of hair removal, and I’ve always wanted to try one of these.

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  • Supriya

    I’ve been dying to try this for my underarms, being ethnic I want to get the dark hairs from the root!! LOL :)

  • http://cuteandgirlydms.blogspot.com/ Depy Xafitsa

    this is such a great giveaway! thx!

  • Lauren W.

    This would be perfect for my upcoming vacation!

  • http://woofgangpuppy.com Lexi C.

    I love epilators. I haven’t shaved in years!

  • Erika

    Looks interesting!

  • tara

    I’ve always wanted to try one because my legs and razors do not get along, but im nervous!

  • Mary

    I’ve been looking at these for awhile now, but haven’t wanted to spend the money in case I hate it. I also have fine blonde hair, so I’m not sure how well it’ll work

  • http://www.beautynscience.net Beauty and the Scientist

    I’ve never tried it nor a similar product before.

  • DRTVrMoi

    Mine just died and I’ve been lost (and hairy) without it Thanks for the contest

  • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

    I’m willing to test my limits. LOL

  • BB

    I’ve always wondered what they were….

  • http://fuckyeahaquariums.tumblr.com Christina

    My leg hair and underarms get pretty bad. I really wanted to try an epilator, but I’m always broke (yay for being a college student).

  • Eve

    I really want to give epilators another chance – my only encounter years ago left me tears. I can handle waxing without a problem but it bugs me that you have to wait for the hairs to grow a certain length. Apparently an epilator can remove even stubble, so I’m willing to try again.

  • Lisa V.

    I would love to win this *_*

  • Diane K

    I’ve been wanting to try one of these. I don’t know if I can handle the pain, but I certainly can try… and if the results are good, I can keep trying!

  • http://cleverendeavor.wordpress.com thecandiedmango

    Shoot, I’d fight bears to win this. If I don’t shave my underarms/legs every other day they get out of control, which is more of a physical comfort issue than a visual concern. Stubble hurts! And my bikini area is more like the Bikini Atoll nuclear test site. I’ve taken to pretending that I only possess an upper body and feet.

  • Mandy B

    I must confess, after reading the description on Amazon, I’m… intrigued. But also can’t help but be afraid of the pain.

  • Annalise

    My pain tolerance is quite low… bit I’d still like to try this haha

  • http://www.twitter.com/jgs030 Jhana

    I love my epilator but mine just crapped out for good! This would save me a few bucks!

  • http://www.twitter.com/jgs030 Jhana

    Enter me! Enter me!

  • http://klupine.tumblr.com Clara

    I want an epilator, but I’ve never taken the jump! I heard a good one usually costs at least $125, and that’s just too much for something that might not work so well. This seems like the perfect chance!

  • jessica

    i’ve always wanted to try one of these!

  • Lynne L.

    After two massive tattoos, I’m pretty sure I could stand up to an epilator, and would love to try it out!

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  • Nyltiak

    Challenge accepted! I have high pain tolerance but tend to be wimpy about superficial pain, so I’ll probably fail.:)

  • Grace

    so cool, always wanted to try one~~ sounds painful though….

  • Stephanie

    Oh boy, I hope it didn’t hurt too much!

  • http://www.erynmarie.com eryn marie

    Absolutely not above going through pain for beauty. My boyfriend already thinks half my rituals are ridiculous.

  • Jill

    pain is beauty, right?? lol. i’d give it a shot :) y=thanks for doing the giveaway!

  • http://youtube.com/nycrainbowbrite Liz

    ahhhhhhhh I’d like to try this thing out!
    shaving sucks :(

  • Jessica

    I’ve been wanting to try one of these for months now! Hopefully I won’t be too much of a wuss to actually use it!

  • http://tavanlovessword.blogspot.com Nou Xiong

    i have heard great outcomes of epilators… so i applaud you for trying it out…

  • http://tavanlovessword.blogspot.com Nou Xiong

    i have heard great things about epilators… but i applaud you for testing…

  • Maria Oller

    Oh I would love to win, razors are just t harsh with my skin and I cant deal with waxing pain.

  • http://www.passionforpolish.com Ashley @ Passion for Polish

    I’m on a never ending quest for superior hair removal and I’ve never tried an epilator!! Keeping my fingers crossed I win!

  • Robin

    I used an epilator from the 80’s so this one has to be better than that monstrosity! At least I’d be willing to give it a shot lol!

  • http://blackandi.com Sass

    I never used a product like this, but I’ll do almost anything to get rid of hair as cheaply as possible. ;)

  • Stacey Morrow

    I wonder if I can handle the pain, it would be cool to find out

  • Phoenix

    Thanks for the honest review & for the giveaway!

  • Lisa Brown

    I am late to the giveaway but…thank you!

  • Stef

    Happy Monday!

  • Irina G.

    I want this Braun Silk-épil 5 Young Beauty epilator!) Great giveaway! Thanks!

  • Cindy

    I’ve always wanted to try one!

  • http://realmofphantasia.wordpress.com Amy

    I’d love to try this one to see if it is more effective than my Emjoi brand one.

  • JoAnn

    I would love to win itttt (: