Is Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover a yes or a no?

Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover touts itself as being the magic cure to rid women of facial hair. But is it all that it advertises itself to be? That depends on what you are looking for and what results you expect to see.

Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover

This $20 tool is actually one of those “seen on TV” products which I don’t always trust but I have a hair problem – either too much or too little – so I decided to see how this would fare with my facial hair.

Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover

What you receive in your box is the hair removal tool, directions, a AA battery, and a cleaning brush. What’s very cool about the hair removal tool is that it lights up so you can see what you’re doing a little easier.

Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover

  • 18-Karat Gold Plated
  • Safe on All Skin Types and Tones
  • Dermatologist Approved
  • No More Cuts from Razors
  • No More Redness and Irritation
  • Use it Everyday
  • No Need for Hair to Grow Back
  • Easy to Clean

    Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover

    Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover

     

The top of the Finishing Touch is similar to a men’s electric razor but much gentler. It’s round and when you turn it on it vibrates. To use work it in a circular motion around the parts of your face that you need to defuzz. A con for me is that I found this to be difficult to use in that circular motion, it didn’t swirl easily as it seemed to stick to my face. The most difficult area was my upper lip where it was almost impossible for me to use it in that way.

Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover

If you notice on the box it mainly talks about the finest hairs. That’s where the Finishing Touch shines – removing fine hairs, peach fuzz, on your face.

Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover

What it doesn’t remove well are what I call hormonal hairs, those hard ones that you suddenly feel or see on your skin and become completely self-conscious about. I found that it removes the peach fuzz beautifully and especially like it by my ears to remove the darker hair that grows there. What I didn’t find though is that it removed the thicker hair, whether white or dark, that are my biggest problem.

I have a hairy upper lip and chin area. The dermatologist recommended laser hair removal but I haven’t been successful with that nor could I tolerate electrolysis. So I pluck and shave those hairs. The problem with that is the regrowth which comes fast and furious. I can shave in the morning and see those little dark hairs on my chin by bedtime.

Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover before cleaning

My face is very soft and and peach fuzz free after using this, I’ve been using it twice a week. But I still have to deal with my hormonal hair. It’s a pain and it bothers me to some extent which is why I bought Finishing Touch. I’ll continue on the same path using Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover and continue with my tweezers and razor. It’s been a good buy, just not the cure to my dilemma.

Do you think this is for you? —  Marcia

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Loving the Silk’n Flash & Go Hair Removal System

Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal
One month ago I started testing the Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal System ($200). I have been using it on my legs, underarms, and upper lip and I am happy to report that so far I have had absolutely terrific results.

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You can read my full initial post HERE, but as a quick recap, the Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal System is an at-home light-based handheld device for permanent hair removal. The pulsed light effects hair follicles at the root. You use this on clean, shaved skin. After the first treatment, you see reduction in hair growth. You do a second treatment two weeks later, then a third treatment four weeks later, then another treatment every four weeks for another 7 or 8 times. This is an electrical system, so you don’t charge it – just plug it in and it’s ready to go. There are five different levels of treatment and I was able to use the highest level (level 5) on all areas without any discomfort from the get go. The pulse of light feels slightly warm, but it doesn’t hurt at all (and I am a real baby when it comes to pain levels) plus there is no scent of burnt hair.

Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

I am extremely pleased with the progress so far. I did an initial treatment, then another one two weeks after, and I have two more weeks to go before my third treatment. Right now what I am experiencing is far less hair growth…in fact, I’ve gone from shaving every day to about every fourth day. Hair is more sparse and the growth process has really slowed down. Doing the treatments is super quick, easy, and completely painless. If I can get to the point where all I need is a touch up once a month…wow, I can’t even imagine how that awesome that would be.

Silk’n offers a challenge – if after 10 weeks you don’t find it better than shaving, they will refund your money AND buy you razors for a year. Right now I would say this is a challenge worth taking, although I am quite sure you will never need those razors! – Lisa

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Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Does the Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal really work?

Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Beautiful hair is a much coveted thing…but not on your legs, upper lip, underarms, or – horrors! – back. I just received the Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal System ($200) to test and I am so glad to try it out for you! Actually, since I have tried many hair removal systems I talked my husband into also being a guinea pig for the cause. As the years have passed, the hair on the very top of his head has migrated to his back…and he’s not happy about it. Back hair is notoriously difficult to remove permanently, so it’s perfect for this trial of the Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal System.

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All the areas you can treat with the Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

All the areas you can treat with the Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal System

Yes, you can treat any area below the eyes with the Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal System, which permanently removes hair. It’s ridiculously easy to use, too. The system comes in a case that has everything needed – the hair removal wand, instructions, and electrical cord.

The Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal Case

The Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal Case

Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

The Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal System is an at-home light-based handheld device for permanent hair removal. The pulsed light effects hair follicles at the root. In a nutshell, you use this on clean, shaved skin. After the first treatment, you see reduction in hair growth. You do a second treatment two weeks later, then a third treatment four weeks later, then another treatment every four weeks for another 7 or 8 times.

Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal

Silk'n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal levels

Silk’n Flash & Go Express Hair Removal levels

I just completed my first treatment to these areas:  my lower legs, underarms, upper lip, and to my husband’s back. The Silk’n Flash & Go is an electrical system, so you don’t charge it – just plug it in and it’s ready to go. There are five different levels of treatment, and I was able to use the highest level (level 5) on all areas without any discomfort. The pulse of light feels slightly warm, but it doesn’t hurt at all (and I am a real baby when it comes to pain levels) plus there is no scent of burnt hair.

Does it work? Silk’n offers a challenge – if after 10 weeks you don’t find it better than shaving, they will refund your money AND buy you razors for a year. I will report back in four weeks, and then give an update every few months regarding the long-lasting results. I have high hopes…and so does the hubby. He hates that back hair and can’t wait for it to be gone forever.  Wish us luck!!  – Lisa

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Tips and toes and in between with Tweezerman and Alessandro

Tweezerman and Alessandro

Tweezerman and Alessandro

It’s particularly nice to come home to a package from a brand you love and have been using for dozens of years. When Tweezerman sent a package with their brand and some Alessandro products I didn’t know what to use first. All of these are pretty amazing.

My most used product is the PRECISION FOLDING BROW RAZOR ($12.00) which is available in both black and lavender. (Yea for lavender). At first I thought this was like my wonderful folding eyelash comb from Tweezerman until I realized that one side is a wire covered razor. This is a great tool to clean up above your brows and I also have used it on my upper lip to get those stubborn ‘stach’ hairs. Since it’s so portable it’s easy to stick in a makeup bag and have with me for emergencies. This is a very gentle razor, you’re not going to cut yourself on it. Plus I don’t need a 10X magnifying mirror to use it.

Tweezerman Precision Folding Razor

Tweezerman Precision Folding Razor

Since I’m obsessed with my nails I was very pleased to see the NEON HOT 4-IN-1 FILE, BUFF, SMOOTH & SHINE BLOCK ($10) which is great for at home manicures. This block will last you forever since it has 4 replacement pads for each side. Changing pads is easy since you peel off the old side and stick on a new one on. This block is great because of its gentleness. Sometimes my nails just need to breathe so I remove my polish, buff them and let them look natural for a day or so before my manicure.

Tweezerman neon hot 4-in-1 file, buff, smooth & shine block

Tweezerman neon hot 4-in-1 file, buff, smooth & shine block

ALESSANDRO PEDIX FEET ONE MINUTE PEDICURE ($25) is the product you need for your at home spa day. You can save a lot of money by using this exfoliating foot scrub on yourself. This is made up of sea salt and essential oils. It’s a very subtle aromatic scent that reminds me of the one my nail tech uses. I have a bench in my shower so I sit and rub this on, until it melts gently away. It’s a little slippery after so be sure you have a washcloth to make sure it’s all off. Your feet will feel so much smoother and look a whole lot better. I find this is gentle enough to use several times a week. It’s good for my ankles as well as my tootsies.

Alessandro Pedix Feet

Alessandro Pedix Feet

ALESSANDRO NEON PINK NAIL POLISH ($9.50) is my first experience with this offshoot of Tweezerman and it won’t be my last. I actually was surprised when I saw the name was Neon Pink since it’s softer than what my mind thinks a neon polish looks like. It’s just this pretty pink that dried super fast and had great shine. While it looked thin in the bottle, the second coat leveled it out perfectly and made it opaque. I made it through a week without any changes in the polish. Since this has a UV Absorber I think that’s why it doesn’t fade at all.  With 99 colors I won’t have trouble finding more.

Alessandro Neon Pink Nail Polish

Alessandro Neon Pink Nail Polish

Last is a tool that still confounds me. TWEEZERMAN SMOOTH FINISH FACIAL HAIR REMOVER ($20) is absolutely fascinating if you have a lot of facial hair and don’t want to have a lot of facial hair. At the same time it’s a bit scary. It has a spiral spring that grabs the hair by the root to remove it. At the side, just above the red handle there are rotating handles to move to get the hairs.

Tweezerman smooth finish facial hair remover

Tweezerman smooth finish facial hair remover

tweezerman facial hair remover 1  Step one says “Holding the colored handles, center-align the top of coil tip on the area where you want hair removed. Place the flatter side of the coil tip against the skin”.tweezerman facial hair remover 2  Step two says “Rotate the silver knobs on each side of the handles in the direction the arrows are pointing, enabling the coils to directly grab the hair from the root to remove it.”tweezerman facial hair remover 3  Step 3 says “Gently move the tool away from the area and repeat on other areas as needed.”

I tend to shy away from this at times. Where I have the most hair is obviously where I need it but when it starts to hurt I pull away. I wish I had someone to do this to me and make me sit still. I think once I got really used to it that I’d use it more. I’ve tried so many hair removal methods and this is an inexpensive one that I think will work on those who aren’t squeamish about pain.

All in all I’m thrilled with these products. I’m covered head to toe and in between with at home items from both Tweezerman and Alessandro. I even have a mini Tweezerman tweezers that was in the Facial Hair Remover package. I’m a tried and true fan of Tweezerman tweezers and now I have more to love.

Which of these do you need in your arsenal of goodies? — Marcia

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Say YES to hair removal on the go with the no!no! MICRO Emergency Kit

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I never thought a day would come when the smell of burning hair made me happy. But it is here, thanks to the no!no! MICRO Professional Hair Remover Emergency Kit ($225). If this look familiar, that is because Marcia reviewed the no!no! Pro3 a while back…be sure to read her excellent review HERE. Marcia did an awesome job of explaining the science behind the Thermicon technology that crystallizes and removes hair, so read her review for the nitty-gritty details…today I am talking about the smaller MICRO version that no!no! sent to test. The MICRO is all about hair removal on the go.

no!no! Hair Micro Set

The MICRO has the same technology as the larger version, just in a more compact and portable size. It works on facial hair, neck hair, legs, bikini line…every place that the Classic no!no! works. An advantage to the no!no! hair removal devices in general is that they use heat, not light, to remove hair, so that means it is safe for people with all hair colors and skin types.

The no!no! hair removal devices don’t pull hair out or cut the skin…in fact, I find this system to be pretty painless, although there is the smell of burning hair. However, that smell is GOOD…that means it’s working!!

The MICRO has no cords – it is rechargeable. It comes in a cute travel case, along with two tips – one narrow and one wide – so you can remove hair from large surfaces like legs as well as from small, curved areas like the upper lip. Sorry guys…this device is designed for women!

So why am I loving the portable size of the MICRO?  It is great for travel, and I can even keep it in my desk at the office for those times I look in the mirror and go OOPS…I didn’t realize that was showing! I whip out my MICRO and take care of those pesky ‘unibrow’ hairs or that upper lip area. Seriously, it just takes seconds and the hair is gone.

no!no! Hair Micro Set

no!no! Hair Micro Set

everything inside the no!no! Hair Micro travel set

everything inside the no!no! Hair Micro travel set

What I truly appreciate is that the MICRO is effective as a full treatment device as well as an emergency ‘triage’ safety tool. I haven’t tried the full size version, but the MICRO works so well the only reason I’d want the other is so I could keep my MICRO in my work desk full-time.

The MICRO Emergency Kit contains:

  • no!no! MICRO device
  • One narrow Thermicon Tip
  • One wide Thermicon Tip
  • Large buffer
  • Compact Case
  • Charger
  • User manual
  • Quick guide

It comes in three colors:  black, red, or white. I am not sure if the color of the zippered travel case differs, but the one I got with the red MICRO is a pretty bronze-gold. All of the accessories are available for repurchase if you ever need them.

Hair removal is a not-so-fun part of any beauty routine, but the no!no! MICRO makes it quick, easy, and painless. If you are looking for a portable solution, I definitely recommend this. You can find no!no! for sale online at www.my-no-no.com, on Twitter @NoNoByRadiancy, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NonobyRadiancy.  – Lisa

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