#TestedWithLove: Philips Lumea Prestige Sc2009/00
I rarely splurge on beauty buys. No, instead I blow my budget on dozens of tiny products, which isn't a smart strategy either. Working on it though.
Well, I have been toying with opting for laser hair removal for quite some time. But it just seems like quite an ordeal. Many people seem to end up having shilling out more and more money to keep up the results, even after the initial appointments come and go.
I actually was dedicated to my epilator for a while, but the newer model of my go-to just was NOT cutting it. Back to the drawing board I went.
All hail Amazon Prime Day though. Because it ended up being 50% off, with free shipping. At the time, the price tag was €500, I believe.
Cons! You have to keep it charged in between uses. I read this in a review before I purchased this and THANK GOODNESS. Would have flipped a cap if I had tucked this away after my first use, only to discover a not-salvageable gadget.
On that note, be sure to register your product on their site if possible. And hold on to your receipt, just in case. Document any issues and keep track of correspondence with their customer service reps. Cover your ass, basically.
It also only seems to work well if you have a specific skin tone/hair color and texture. I have lighter skin and dark hair, so it was fine for me, but if you don't fit that description...proceed with caution.
Oh and you should know that utilizing this little device requires a time commitment. I do basically everything—save for my head and a few, uh, strategic areas down south—and this process usually took me about half an hour. I typically would do this while watching TV though, so it kind of flew by.
You should shave all to-be-targeted areas before grabbing the Lumea Prestige. So that tacks on a few minutes to the tally.
That said, at this point I only have to shave once or twice a month (and I do a full all-over every 5-6 weeks to maintain this). I used to shave every other day. So, in the end, I feel like it ended up being very worthwhile, schedule-wise.
Now onto the positives. I liked the fact that they had three separate attachments (bikini, face and legs, I believe). I usually just use the leg one all over, but it's nice to have options. The design is pretty clever.
The final verdict? I'd buy it again if I had a time machine (I'd also not bleach my hair in pursuit of a platinum blonde accent streak and then reach for a "rose gold" dye, but that is neither here nor there, I guess).
However, I would not do so without a deal or coupon. Sorry, it's just not worth hundreds of euros/dollars to be a hairless marvel, in my opinion. Well, maybe if it were a one-time session that lasted years, but...eh.
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