This past Friday I attended a fun and fashionable event thanks to Glam Media and Philips Beauty. A handful of influential bloggers were invited to the Grove Shopping Center in LA to have breakfast, get glammed, schmooze with other bloggers, meet the Glam team and most importantly to learn all about Philips new Satin Perfect Deluxe Hair Epilator and have a Meet and Greet with Philips Celebrity Spokesmodel Alessandra Ambrosio.
OK I must confess, I am an Epilator virgin and have never actually tried this type of hair removal product so I was intrigued. After I was armed with a yummy soy latte, the brand manager for Satin Perfect walked us through this new product, explained all the products included in the deluxe kit (1 epilator, 4 attachment heads and a pair of illuminating tweezers) and demonstrated how easy it is to use. She demonstrated the epilator on her arm, didn’t flinch and her arm was smooth and hairless, my curiosity was peaked and couldn’t wait to try it at home later.
After the demo, I had my make-up done by a pro
Mingled with other bloggers, ate breakfast and sipped SatinPerfectini’s in honor of this special occasion (Yum!)
Then the highlight of the day came when we were treated to some intimate Q&A time with the uber gorgeous, yet equally down to earth, Victoria’s Secret Super Model and Philips Beauty Global Brand Ambassador Alessandra Ambrosio
She is absolutely stunning in person and was dressed in a cute cream shirt dress and Jimmy Choo heels barely showing at two months pregnant
She shared her top three beauty secrets which are hydration, SPF, and anti-aging serums from her derm. We asked her what she thought American women could stand to learn about beauty from the Brazilian culture, and I was delighted by her answer which was to accept and love your body no matter what size you are. She told us that in Brazil both large and small size women wear Brazilian Bikini’s (which FYI show a lot of tush), strut on the beach and really own it no matter what size, I love that!
Then we got into the pressing matter of the day: Hair Removal! She shared that Brazilians are obsessed with hair removal (after all they created the Brazilian Bikini wax, right?!) and ever since she was a young teen her mother told her not to shave her hair but rather to wax or epilate. She used an epilator in her early days of hair removal and is really impressed with how far these devices have come and how much gentler they are today. She aligned herself with Philips because they make a great portable epilator that she can easily use on the road and in between professional waxing. She even gave us a pseudo demo on her stellar smooth and golden bronzed legs, to show us how easy it is use. Oh how I wish I had legs like that!
Then we were all gifted with these fabulous summery yellow striped beach bags
Which included the new Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilation System to try at home, as well as a fab yellow beach towel and a gift certificate for a blow out from Dry Bar, Nice!
Then we went outside to watch the Philips Spring fashion show hosted by Alessandra and Celeb Stylist, Inge Fonteyne highlighting the brights of the Spring season and showcasing gorgeous smooth legs courtesy of the Satin Perfect Deluxe
It was a fun day and I was really excited to go home and try the Satin Perfect Epilator on my underarms. I have to say, removing hair with an epilator is a totally different experience than waxing or shaving and I think that the Philips epilator is very finessed and streamlined. It is super easy to use and does an amazing job at removing hair from the root, but it is a bit zingy and takes a little getting used to. However, I am delighted with the results of removing my hair with the Satin Perfect epilator and am happy to report that almost four days later my underarms are soft and smooth without stubble or a hair in sight.
Disclosure: Glam Media and Philips invited me for breakfast, glamming, an interview with Alessandra, to see their fashion show and gifted me with an epilator and blowout. All opinions and smooth underarms are my very own.