The pain has recinded somewhat after that first, painful time - on my shins I hardly feel it anymore and it's no worse than shaving. Thighs still hurt, though not as eye watering as before.
Things that I have done wrong though:
- I didn't exfoliate enough and had lots of ingrowing hair. That was painful to sort out, but seems to be fine now.
- You can cause injury with an epilator if you get it wrong - the scab on my wrist shows that :)
Still soo much better than shaving though - lasts longer, is smother and my arms are not so much as hair free now as looking more natural (as Mrs Stace said when I shaved my arms - women have hair on their arms - it's nice to have, just not the thick black hair...)
Other stuff? Two things spring to mind.
I have my yearly review this week and got the info last night. I'm impressed. Better than average. Personally I would break my last year down as July-Dec good, Dec-April terrible, May to now slightly down on good. But it seems that I did enough to keep the business, and my boss, impressed. I guess what I am doing is good - I just feel I should be doing more of it.
The other is bike related. I was by bike to my sister in laws yesterday, and was changing into my leather before leaving. She commented that the leathers are very manly, and would I be changing them if I transitioned.
I said not. I have two reasons for this. One is that a good set of leathers is well into 4 figures and I am not going to throw them out until they are no longer keeing me safe. The other, possibly more important, reason is that you can't get good quality leathers for women. I have top of the line 2 piece Dainese leathers, with titanium sliders on the shoulder and elbows. For women they have some nice looking leathers, but nothing with the level of protection that mine have. I couldn't think about changing for something that offers less protection than I have now so I have little choice in the matter.
See what is available should the time come I suppose.
Right, time to do more of that work that I mentioned :)