Friday, April 18, 2014

Bellabe: Time to Retire the Tweezers?


Facial hair isn't something I would normally address on here because, well, it's just not a pleasant subject. But like my naturally unruly and unkept eyebrows, my upper lip hairs are something I must tame every few days. I normally rely on my trusty Tweezerman tweezers but a few weeks ago Obsessed Canada contacted me and asked me if I would like to try the Bellabe Facial Hair Remover. I remember seeing girls use this spring like contraption years ago and thought it looked promising so I figured, why not?

To use the Bellabe, you simply bend the spring like above, holding each of the plastic coated ends with both hands, and then place it where you have unwanted hair. Then you bring both ends upward so that the contraption is straight again. This will cause the coil to come together and pinch off the hair. It seems easy in theory but in practice this is actually quite challenging. I had difficulty pinpointing hairs and think this would only work well for more uniform areas of hair. Perhaps if you have never plucked facial hair, this might be something for you. But for me, I'd rather stick to my tweezers. In terms of pain, this did not hurt much and feels less painful than tweezing since you pull out more than one hair at a time.

Although I can't wholeheartedly recommend the Bellabe, I browsed the Obsessed Canada website and think it's actually a pretty neat site for Canadians. They offer free shipping for all orders within Canada and offer brands such as Lime Crime. If you factor in the cost of shipping from the Lime Crime website, it actually works out to be cheaper if you order from Obsessed Canada. For us Americans, an order over $50 qualifies for free shipping while a $12 fee (ouch) is tacked on if your order is under $50.

What do you think of the Bellabe? How do you remove your facial hairs (assuming you have any to remove)?

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