Wednesday, 7 June 2017

#SmoothForSummer The Results!

I’m writing this blog post from my hotel room in Barcelona.  I’ve had the most wonderful day soaking up the sun, sipping sangria and not having a care in the world… which is exactly what every person wants, right?  To not have to worry about the small things in life.

If you’ve been reading for a while then you will know I’ve been testing out the HoMedics DuoSalon IPL device for the past 8 weeks and it’s all been leading up to this holiday away with my bestie.  I wanted to really put this device to the test and experiment with whether I could travel abroad to a hot climate and NOT take my razor with me.  The ultimate goal would be to leave the house every morning without worrying about stubbly legs and underarms and to therefore really enjoy and save time in my daily routine!

Read on to see how I got on!

 

How I use it:
The Homedics Duo Salon is one of the fastest IPL at-home devices on the market and for that, it’s already a winner in my eyes.  It takes me about 20 minutes to do my legs, underarms, upper lip and bikini line, and I’ve done this every 10 days over the past two months. 

To use it, you firstly shave the area's you want to target and before applying any moisturiser or deodorant.  Then simply set the machine on the selected setting for your skin and hair type, hold to the skin and press the button down to activate the flash.  I have been using setting #2 on my legs which allows me to 'freeglide' over the skin which is a lot less effort and also much quicker.  For other areas I use a higher setting (around #4) and target those more precisely.

I want to reassure you here too, that this doesn't hurt me AT all.  The device is built with Active Cooling Technology which leaves you with smoother and cooler results with minimal pain and flinching!  I like to make using it a nice 'ritual' - I'll have a nice shower and soak, and then switch on some netflix to enjoy whilst I use it.  It's become something I look forward to, as well as seeing the results each week...





Results:

I started seeing small results after the first month; I noticed there were patches on my legs where hair growth was more sparse and took longer to grow back.  It took slightly longer to see results on my underarms but honestly, that’s because I tend not to study that area too much, haha!

 As I use it on one of the lower settings (#2) I feel like I need a few more sessions to see best results but saying that, I felt very confident and happy to leave the house with bare legs on this trip away.  You can see how my legs are looking after three whole days without shaving in the vlog below (you can also see what I got up to on the trip away)!


You can watch the vlog here!

I wanted to choose a holiday destination that would allow me to fully test out my results.  I chose Barcelona as it’s a beautiful city break which meant lots of time exploring (less time for getting ready and having to shave in the morning), but also a toasty beach destination so making it perfect to see if I could brave bare legs! 

The trip became a celebration of the product, which has changed my daily body-care routine and is in turn saving me a lot of time!

I really hope you've enjoyed reading this 3 part blog series and I'd love to hear your thoughts on the DuoSalon IPL.  Have you ever used an at home IPL device before and would you now?

The Duo Salon is available for £549 from Argos and at this link here!

Lots of love!

Katie xxx

*Contains sponsored content but all opinions are honest and my own!
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