Thursday, February 12, 2015

Epilator Update


Despite what you're about to read, I'm keeping the epilator. I haven't had to shave my legs since before January 12th....the date I first used it. Although, I'll admit that I had to use the epilator a couple of times because I kept missing spots. You would think I would try wearing my glasses at times like these.

I have been so impressed with the epilator that I finally worked up the courage to take a whack at my underarms. Ha! Let me just say....I thought I was in pain while epilating my legs for the first time, but Oh My Lord...nothing could have prepared me for the armpits. First of all, to make it easier to epilate, you are supposed to pull your skin taught. Have you ever tried to pull your underarm skin taught while wielding an epilator with 60 rotating tweezers in the other hand? It's impossible. So, I found myself raising my arm up and back as far as I could. It was the best I could do. Good thing I take yoga.

Now, do you know that part of your arm just beyond the armpit, the really soft part? Well, during one of my armpit yoga poses, that epilator did a little self-propelling bounce of some sort and caught hold of some of that soft skin, and......

Hawwwwwww!

I saw stars for nearly 30 seconds. My skin was actually sucked up in the epilator. Cliff described it like this, "There was wailing and bedlam tonight when the epilator cogs snagged a roll of underarm flesh and choked down".   Y'all!   It caused a total epilator jam.

I just knew I was going to be missing a hunk of flesh. Then the thought hit me....how was I going to get the skin out? I nearly panicked. What if the thing turns back on and starts chewing on me? Law...I hurried and unplugged it, but I'm telling you it was a sight. I was standing there looking in the mirror at myself with an epilator hanging from my armpit. I couldn't help but giggle. Lord, the things I get myself into. Then, I thought.....wait til the sistas hears about this....and started giggling again.

After composing myself, I very gently pulled that soft underarm skin out of the teeth of those 60 tweezers. I was left with some red marks and a little bruising. Sort of looks like a monkey bite. And...I did not finish epilating, either. I'm going to give myself a few days to heal. What will bring me back to it, though, is the thought of not having to shave, ever, again!

I'll keep you posted!

Hawwwwwww,
Laurie

9 comments:

  1. Oh, my! My solution for not shaving is old age and my hair grows so slowly.

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    1. Not having to shave so often must be glorious. Old age....just a state of mind. And, you're doing some awesome things to stay young.

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  2. Firstly, let me just get a tissue to wipe my tears... of laughter and not an epilator session.
    I've been contemplating buying one of these fierce looking, wee beasties for a couple of years but in that time (obviously an age thing) my underarm fluff has disappeared!
    Now I just need my legs to do the same...
    I know we suffer for our art but this seems a tad on the severe side but maybe the benefits outweigh the pain.
    Thanks for giving me such a giggle this morning and good luck with the rest of the mission :/
    Have a great pain free day x

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    1. Hey Neesie....glad to give you a little giggle. Actuallly, the underarm session hurt a lot more than the legs. And the first time, was the worst. It seems to get easier each time. I think it's because there are not as many hairs to rip. Ha!

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  3. Omg...ouch! I was just talking about something similar last night...I want to try one of those Nono Pros but want to hear from someone how they like it. I'm sick of shaving, too! I'll have to go find your first post about this. Oh dear...you poor thing!

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    1. Hey Betsy, here's the link: http://111lalalane.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-epilator-incident.html. I have wondered about the Nono, too. But, don't let me scare you off from getting an epilator. I tend to be dramatic in the throes of things. Ha! Yes, it did hurt the first time I used it on my legs...like crazy. But it seems to get easier each time. I think it's because there are less hairs to rip out of their follicles. Now, the underarms....ummm....that's going to take some serious will power to try that again. I think I can do it.

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  4. You are very brave Laurie! I never use it in my armpits, I wax there instead. Good luck for the next time.

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    1. Nothing like living on the edge....HaHa!

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  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

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