My birthday isn't for a while yet, but seeing as Amazon had an offer on, and I didn't feel like using a couple of months of guarantee waiting, I used used my parents present over the weekend.
Unpacked it, threw half of it in the freezer and read the instructions as much as I ever do.
Then I went upstairs, plugged it in, put the ice pack on the back and for the first time in my life epilated my legs.
Initially it was not too bad. Then after a few minutes it really was. Over the course of the long weekend (well it was here anyway) I had three attempts. My legs are now (almost) hair free. And red. Please tell me it gets easier over time :)
On the bright side they are hair free. Not stubble free with still visible hair, but hair free. Happy happy joy joy.
Now for the arms...
Oh yes... Mrs Stace had a wonderful grin on her face when I said how painful it was and said simply 'Told you'