Can I just say something? I resent the societal expectation that I have to rid myself of pubic hair. I spent enough pre-pubescent time worrying that I'd never develop, and now that I'm an adult, I'm supposed to lose my lady forest completely? Not that there's anything wrong with choosing a Brazilian; I just don't want to feel like a leper if I don't want to visit Rio.
With all of that said, I'd rather not look like I'm sportin' a merkin at the pool, so I choose to do a little bikini-area trimming. As far as at-home waxing goes, Completely Bare's kit is tops. But when Bliss and Philips teamed up to create Bikini Perfect ($59.99), I was intrigued. The hair removal system comes with a trimmer attachment, two combs, a micro trimmer for eyebrow shaping, a micro shaver, an epilator, and Bliss samples.
How well does it work? To find out, read more.
First, the good. The device is solidly constructed, so it seems like it will last a long time. The epilator, while hardly original, is extremely effective at yanking out stray hairs. (Yes, it hurts.) And I like the fact that you can use this waterproof gadget in the shower if you choose. Best of all, I can de-fuzz without having to deal with hot, messy wax.
Unfortunately, the shaver attachment doesn't get as close to my skin as a regular razor does. It definitely cuts down on the fuzz, but I had to go over my skin a few times, and even then I still had a few sprouts of miniscule stubble. And the eyebrow attachment is completely unnecessary; unless your beauty icon is Vanilla Ice, stay away from this risky thing.
Should you buy it? Yes, if you're looking for a way to touch up in between bikini waxes, the epilator is just as effective. If you'd only use this to shave, it's a little more iffy. In general, though, if you're in the market for a bikini-line trimmer, Bikini Perfect does the job well for a decent price.