Happy New Year ladies! I'm so sorry I've been MIA for the week... except for the Ur Made Up Face post which was already scheduled in advance. There has been so much that went on since my last blog post which was the Disney Frozen Elsa Makeup Look. I got sick with a cold on New Year's Eve and just a few hours after January 1st struck I fell down the stairs of my aunt's basement and I sprained not one but both ankles. We also had some bad news on the 2nd. My aunt's house in Australia caught fire and everything was burned down to the ground. The worst part was that my cousin, Trent, was inside the house when it happened and he has 3rd degree burns all over with 75% body damage. He is currently in an induced coma and has been undergoing surgeries. It was a pretty tough start of the year so forgive me if I haven't posted when I said I would.
Anyway, moving on from that sad note, I'm here today to bring you a review of a unique product that was sent to me by Nail Polish Canada. This product is called Epicare, a facial hair remover that helps you get rid of those fine, unwanted hair on your face without using waxing, threading or laser hair removals which can be quite expensive in the long run.
The Epicare is a flexible but sturdy spring. It comes in different colored handles which is available in Nail Polish Canada website.
I've been trying out this product for 3 weeks now and I think I have a pretty good grasp at what it does. According to the video instruction, all you need to do is bend the spring and twist it while you go up against your skin. Quite simple and easy to follow. It removes fine hair down to the roots so facial hair doesn't grow as fast as it normally does, plus there's no burning sensation from waxing (which I honestly never tried before for my face!). It says that you can use this product on your upper and lower lips, chin and jaw but it does fairly well to remove those hairs around your brows. I found that at times it can't grasp some fine hairs by just bending it down and twisting, what I do is stretch out the spring against the face, release the spring so it catches the fine hair in between the coils and twist up.
The only downside to this thing is that it can be quite painful when fine hairs are plucked out especially on the first few times you use it. I found myself tearing up when I first tried it out, but eventually I got used to it, just like how I got used to plucking those stray brow hairs. The end result is really good though, despite the pain. I tried this on my mom too because she has a lady mustache (lol) which she regularly gets threaded. She said that though it was painful, it looked and felt really nice afterwards since there wasn't any visible hairs left and her skin felt really smooth and not raw at all considering that hairs were plucked.
It took me around 5 minutes to do my upper lip and my brow area, probably even less than that. I usually take my time grooming myself anyway plus you don't need to do it everyday. It will take about 3 weeks for the fine hairs to grow back (well, at least for me) so you really only need to do this at least once or twice a month.
The Epicare Facial Hair Remover retails for $15. I have a similar product that I got off from eBay for only $2 but it didn't work quite as well because the spring was flimsy and it couldn't grab the hairs properly. I think for the quality of the Epicare, $15 is a pretty good price. The amount it costs to have facial hair removed by waxing, threading or laser is expensive so this is a great bargain.
Overall I'm loving this product and I highly recommend it!
You can purchase Epicare through Epicare's website for US residents and at Nail Polish Canada for Canada residents.
*This product was sent to me for review but as always, my reviews are honest and based on my own opinions and experience.