Get your underarms ready for summer

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Dove. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Yup, that’s right you guys — I’m about to talk about my armpits on the blog today! Get ready for it. If you dislike getting rid of your underarm hair, please note this is my opinion. I feel much more comfortable,  and I prefer to have hairless, soft and moisturized underarms, especially when wearing sleeveless tops or tanks.

Now that we’re getting closer to summer, and those tank tops making reappearances I’ve decided to discuss grooming again. Ah, wonderful visual.Selfie-with-underarm

If you’re a long time reader, you know I asked a company if I could review one of their epilators last November. A razor has touched my underarms probably three or four times since then, out of pure laziness and sometimes a little fear. It still hurts to use one of those things, but it’s my preferred method that I reserve only for the underarms. I can’t bare to try it anywhere else.

Epilators helps prevent razor burn, bumps, and the unsightly 5 o’clock shadow that some people get when they shave. I find it best to use more frequently than not. Don’t wait for your hair to grow out. Just do it every couple of days, because if you let those suckers grow, it’s going to hurt yanking them out with the device.

Quick and easy tips to get your underarms summer ready

  • Exfoliate your underarms with a gentle body scrub, or exfoliating mitt
  • Epilate those underarms
  • Follow up with tend skin to prevent ingrown hairs
  • Towel dry, and apply your favourite anti-perspirant/deodorant

Not done here, talking about my underarms, and how I take care of them. I’ve been using Dove go fresh deodorant for as long as I can remember, primarily because I love the cucumber scent, and keeps me dry. But last time, I mixed things up and bought the peach one. It didn’t mix with my body chemistry well, and by the end of the night I felt like I had to apply more to de-stink.

Because I was selected to participate in an influencer program with Mom Central, I was sent two full sized Dove Advanced Care products, which I hadn’t tried. I was interested to see how it would work in comparison to the Go Fresh line.

Dove-Advanced--CareRevive is a fragrance of pomegranate and lemon verbena. While nourished beauty is described as having a floral powdery fragrance with notes of jasmine and rose. The latter, is my favourite.

Do you go through as many steps as I do for your underarm regimen, to keep them soft, and smooth?

Have you ever used Dove products?

What about an epilator?

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The epilator update

So it’s the new year and I want to revert back to one of my older blog posts for a moment.

Remember that time I tried out an epilator? I received the Philips SatinPerfect Epilator towards the end of the year. I regret not bringing it home with me over the Christmas holidays. I’ve been using it that much. I’ve used it primarily on my under arms, and no where else. Due to the fear factor mostly. wet-dry-epilator

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Are epilators worth the pain?


The real kicker. Are epilators worth the pain?

Before I get started, if you’re unaware of what an epilator is, it’s a device that has a rotating head on it which has a bunch of tweezers that pluck out your hairs, really fast. The perks of using this is you’re removing hair at the root just like waxing, so your hair doesn’t grow back as quickly. It even pulls out those stubborn thin and fine hairs, which is unbelievable since I always had to tweeze after waxing.

As you continue to use an epilator such as the Philips SatinPerfect Epilator, those hairs get easier to pull out since they’re not thick and stubbly from being cut off with a razor.

First things first. I wanted to try an epilator for the longest time because I knew it would be a similar pain sensations as waxing. Except a slower process, since it’s not as quick as waxing. Just less mess!SatinPerfect-by-Philips

If you want to get an idea of pain, it’s going to feel the same as waxing. Except you’re going over the same spot a few times. So the pain is longer since you’re continually going over the spot. The reason I didn’t buy one for the longest time is the fear factor. I remember the first time I went to get my armpits waxed I was terrified. But as soon as the first strip ripped off, I was good. I knew what to expect. Eventually I bought my own waxing warmer, and while that was great, I ended up getting a little too experimental and causing some grief on myself. I’ll let your mind do the wandering on that one. No need to elaborate. Let’s all just nod in agreement.

Sure enough, a few months went by and I got lazy and started shaving with a razor. My skin can be sensitive, so shaving sometimes creates uncomfortable razor burn on my under arms.

Hence my review about the Philips SatinPerfect Epilator! As you can see it comes with a few added attachments.SatinPerfect-Epilator


  • Shaver
  • Massaging attachment
  • power cord to charge it (the product itself is wireless)
  • cleansing brush to clean off excess hairs

The reason I wanted to review (and received it from the Philips PR team) this is due to the fact that waxing got messy, and then I got lazy, waiting for the warmer to heat up the pot of wax. Not to mention the fact that I took off half my eyebrow doing it myself. That’s what happens when you get a little too comfortable with the product. You get cocky and try new things.

Using the epilator for the first time is like getting waxed for the first time. There was no negotiating myself to get ready to pull off a wax strip. Instead, there was this machine that could potentially eat my skin and rip all the hairs our while doing so. I mean, it sounds like a torture device when it’s turned on. I’m scaring you, aren’t I? Please keep reading, I promise it gets better.

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