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December, 16, 2016

My Newest Beauty Product…

Brought to you by Gillette Venus.


Happy Friday!! Today I’m excited to share with you my experience using my first at-home intense pulsed light hair removal system, the Gillette Venus Silk-Expert IPL powered by Braun! I’ll be completely honest… I had been wanting to try something like this for the LONGEST time but I was a little skeptical if it would really work. So when Venus reached out to me a couple months ago to try their new product that launched earlier this year, I decided this was my time. ;)

Being a busy mama of two and working full-time, I don’t have much downtime, which is why this is the perfect product for me! I can’t even tell you how simple it is to use. There is NO training required and NO complicated manual color chart process like with other devices. It does all the work for you! Using a SensoAdapt skin tone sensor it “reads” your skin to deliver just the right amount of light. It’s literally as easy as it sounds… plug it in to charge, use once a week on the areas you’re wanting to reduce hair (I’ve been doing my treatments on Sunday mornings while Isla, Jackson, Dash and I watch Christmas movies before church) and within 4-12 weeks you’ll see results. I’ve done about 6 treatments so far, while still shaving regularly, and I’m already noticing my hair is growing slower and weaker. I can’t wait to keep using it because we have a trip to Hawaii planned for the beginning of the year, so I’m feeling more and more confident that I’ll be as ready as I can be for swimsuit attire!

If you’ve been wanting to try an at-home hair removal system, don’t be afraid and don’t keep putting it off like I did! The Silk-Expert IPL is available online and in stores and would make a great Christmas gift!

xo, Rach

  1. Jonelle says:

    Love your robe, where is it from?

  2. Chiara says:

    I need to try it!!
    Chiara –

  3. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    A very interesting idea. Gillette is a good product company. I always like their stuffs. Something of a convenient and innovative for the beauty at home. :)
    Merry Christmas.

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  4. Mackenzie says:

    I have been loving this tote for so long, ever since I first saw you wearing it! So gorgeous and perfect for every day

  5. Jalisa says:

    This seems like a very cool and easy to use product, I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience with it and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



  6. Benedetta says:

    woow this is great…would be the perfect holiday gift!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  7. Very cool, thanks for sharing!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  8. Ashley Washington says:

    Beautiful pieces! Everything in your collection looks so luxe, love it.

  9. Jackie says:

    Your robe looks so cozy! Where is it from? I love your blog and look forward to your daily emails. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  10. Avery says:

    Hi Rachel,

    I have an at home laser that I don’t use because it hurts (a lot). How’s this one on the pain scale?

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!


    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Honestly, I thought it would hurt but it really doesn’t! At first it isn’t super comfortable, but I’ve gotten used to it!

      xo, Rach

  11. Victoria says:

    This looks like such a great product. I really hate shaving so this would be perfect!

    xx Victoria

  12. i was just going to research a good at home laser! i’ve had it done professionally, but it is time consuming and costly for legs so i’m going to give this a try instead :)

  13. emily maric says:

    I have been eying one of these for a while now, please if you get a chance do an updated review in a few months. Hope you have a great weekend!!! xo, Emily

  14. Justine says:

    I would love to win this! That purse is gorgeous, and I’ve been dying to get one of your pieces! What a perfect present for my birthday on the 22nd or an early Christmas present!

  15. Jessica says:

    I’ve always wondered how those work! Will you do a follow up review after a couple months? Does the hair grow back?

    xo, jess

  16. Jonelle says:

    Love your robe! Where is it from?

  17. Tamar Raucher says:

    Love this lace and skirt combo!! Would love to wear this :)

  18. Danielle Myers says:

    Love it!! :)

  19. Lois says:

    I love your robe you’re wearing in the post, where is it from? :)

  20. Hailee Winegar says:

    Does it hurt?

  21. sophie says:

    Thanks for the review, this is definitely what i need <3

    xoxo, Sophie

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!