Hair Remover and a Bra…

Haha. Okay, just another quickie review of two products I LOVE: TheEmjoi Gently Silken Epilator and the Glamorise Strapless Bra.

I’ll start with the bra:


It’s summertime and going strapless is a given in L.A. It’s heating up and the bras are flying off. Personally, I’ve despised every strapless bra I’ve *ever* tried. Always soooo uncomfortable. And almost always with underwire — oh, don’t get me started on wired bras! Who was the misogynist who fangled those instruments of feminine torture?! And the poking…Ugh! Those wires hurt. Rib-rubbing wires — does that sound like a comfy way to spend the day in the California sun? Not fun. Back to Glamorise — this is one of the most comfy bras. It does not squish or cut off circulation; it requires no wire — AND it holds! I was shocked, actually. When I first got it (ordered it online), I expected it to be one of those types where you’re constantly having to adjust and pull it up…may as well be smacking some chewing gum wearing daisy dukes while at it, right? So classy… 😀

Anyway, you won’t have to suffer with the “tube-boob” look either. I like the lace top part; if your top is lower cut, the bit of lace showing through looks nice. It’s also inexpensive: JC Penny has it for $15; I think I’ll get them from in-store next time.

I’ve also tried a stick on silicone-type, which did not hold for me (didn’t stick well) and was uncomfortable; however, that one looks like a better one. Then there are the paper adhesives which I used when in high school, haha. Not ideal, but do work if needed (do not lift and hold; mostly for coverage); and there are nipple covers, which I haven’t tried, but seem pretty much the same deal.  While I’m at it, fashion tape is a Summer must! Great for dress-up time too 😉 .

Okay, so Glamorise Strapless — Bigthumbs up big

Onward to the Emjoi. I had this for over a year before I even used it — I kid you not. Why? I don’t know. It seemed like a hassle for some reason…at the time, anyway. I think because it had to be charged for some time first (I know, I know, what’s the big deal?) But that was just silly! As I stripped, pulled, rubbed (do NOT even waste your $ — at least for the face), and sugared my body raw instead. Ack! I could have been plucking and done in minutes with this thing-a-ma-jiggy! Only a light pinching sensation; no biggie. It does get at the root and lasts. That’s a big deal because having to deal with shaving, plucking, waxing or whatever, often, is a pain in the follicle. Again, only minutes till you’re ready to go. Love this! Anotherthumbs up big

I just realized I could ramble on and on about bras; but since no one is reading this, who cares? 😀

Pox_

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7 Comments

  1. June said,

    December 27, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Yes, I love my Emjoi too!! Couldn’t live without it!! It was a ‘happy day’ when I discovered it oh so many years ago.

    • poxacuatl said,

      December 28, 2008 at 7:57 am

      I works great and is no hassle. That’s why I like it, haha. I hate shaving!

  2. lauralee said,

    January 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I just bought the emjoi thingy based on your recommendation. am very excited about using it. since we’re on the topic of women’s products, have you used the keeper? i have found it to be one of the best product purchases i’ve ever made.

    • poxacuatl said,

      January 2, 2009 at 7:28 am

      Hey, lauralee :). Yes, the Keeper is great. I bought them for my sisters for Christmas the first year I discovered them. I found it interesting that they were not new, and, in fact were invented around the 1920’s or so; it was the advent of “disposable” junk that saw their quick demise. Imagine? All that landfill waste we’ve created with disposables…
      I’m glad they made somewhat of a comeback; still think they don’t get enough publicity, and, of course we all know why. It’s a shame. And there are now different brands, some are non-latex for those with allergies. I think it’s a great product.

  3. lauralee said,

    January 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I did not know that bit of history about the keeper. it’s like a secret i have to make menstruating hardly noticeable.
    wanted to tell you I received the emjoi in the mail today. so far, i’ve used it on one part of my leg. it kinda hurts but i’m sure i’ll get used to it the more i do it. eyebrow plucking hurt the first time too, now i actually enjoy it. maybe too much. 🙂 thanks a lot for this product review poxy-lou.

  4. poxacuatl said,

    January 7, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Poxy-Lou, I like that one! 😀 Hey, you’re using it on your legs?! Which one did you get?
    Isn’t that time-consuming? I use it on my pits, baby. Haha. My underarms are really annoying in that the hair grows every way — north south east west…diagonal. So it’s very quickie for that. I’ve never tried on my legs.

    Anyway, the eyebrow plucking! Haha. Yes. that’s too funny. sometimes the line between pain and pleasure is too thin!

  5. May 27, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    […] Like I said, I could talk bra for ever, Any thoughts to share? […]


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