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Bliss Philips Bikini Perfect review

New Product Alert: Bliss/Philips Bikini Perfect

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,


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.

JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Epilators are not something I'd put near my bikini line. I shave now but would love to get a wax. I definitely believe that each person should have as little or as much hair down there as she wants. It shouldn't be expected to have a Brazilian.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
Bella!! Oh, you made me laugh & I needed it today! My girlfriends & I just had the "Brazilian or not" conversation, last Friday night (girls night out). We are all too scared to try it, but we are so sick of having to deal with even the regular upkeep. I think I'll let one of them try it first. I had just a regular bikini wax & I almost cried. I'm such a wuss!
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
Okay, my laugh icon didn't work :(
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
Bella! I love the commentary. So true. The usual media message is quite the opposite and I am sick of it! And Callie325 :ROTFL:
emalove emalove 9 years
If a regular razor gets closer to the skin than this, I'll just keep using what I use now.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 9 years
i love epilators and use them everywhere... EXCEPT the bikini area. that being said, remmington has a really good trimmer that goes for like, 25-30 bucks and does the same.
Callie325 Callie325 9 years
I'll keep the edges cleaned up for public view come bikini time, but I don't want to look like a little girl, myself. Pube Power!
Ohhh that sounds too painful for me. I have that Parissa wax thing still in its package .. haven't tried it. Too chicken!
mdjaeda mdjaeda 9 years
The poetic waxing kit is my personal favorite, and it's really easy to use.
bettywhite bettywhite 9 years
girl, i've given up shaving all together. and by that, i mean everything - legs, pits, and bikini. luckily, i have a great boyfriend who actually likes a little bit of body hair. but my female friends? nope, they are not fans. but why do i have to shave? i'm blonde from head to toe, and not very hairy at all. but even if i were, what is the big deal? that being said, i don't like spiders coming out of my bikini, so i trim the area and pluck strays. hairy girl power!
Mintie Mintie 9 years
I'm with you Bella, I resent the imposition as well. Thanks for the link to the home waxing kit... I'm gonna check that out now.
emososays17 emososays17 9 years
I agree, although I do shave bare because it's my own personal preference I hate that it's EXPECTED.
teece81 teece81 9 years
Bella, you are hilarious--I could not stop laughing after reading the introduction--I second that! :D
nancita nancita 9 years
I have never used an epilator, but it seems like it would be even more painful than a wax!
beautywatch beautywatch 9 years
I agree - I've gone Brazillian, several times, but I'm over it now. I found a really good at-home wax though! It's by Parissa - I wrote about it on LatestBeauty. It's definitely worth checking out if you want to groom but save some money and a trip to the salon.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
It's ridiculous that it's expected for all women to have Brazilians, seriously. I mean if you're doing it completely for yourself and that's how you like it..that's wonderful, but yeah. That bugs me, a lot. I'm like Anabellatc, I'm really reluctant to try anything other than a razor down there..and that works just fine for me.
JenBrett JenBrett 9 years
I hearted this link last week when I bought mine. I love it. I live at the beach and it's a life and money saver in between waxing
Anabellatc Anabellatc 9 years
Hmmm i am still relunctant to try anything other than my trusty razor down day, maybe one day!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Renees3, it's like waxing. It hurts, but it's not the worst pain I've ever had. I'm too scared to try waxing or epilating on my pits. And lotuslight, isn't it weird? I find nothing wrong with a Brazilian, of course, but I don't like the expectation that women "should" have them. To each fur own! (heh)
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I've never used an epilator, how bad does it hurt? This may be TMI, but yesterday I plucked my armpit hairs and it wasn't too bad. Granted I have barely any hair there, but I get ingrowns every time a shave and so I plucked them out. Worked pretty well so far.
dreamlover823 dreamlover823 9 years
No thanks... lol.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
yea same...i got it down pact with my shaver ;)
lotuslight lotuslight 9 years
Epilator+My Bikini Area= never again! But, Bella, I loved your commentary re: losing the lady garden completely. I agree!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I think I'll pass then.
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