There have always been two things that have stood in my way when it's come to gaining silky-smooth legs: firstly, my tight student budget which rules out spending a bomb on wax, and secondly, my heinously sensitive skin that breaks out in a rash if I even so much as look at a razor or hair-removal cream. The silk epil seemed like the perfect solution for me... and how right I was!
I won't lie and say that epilating is entirely pain free, but I can certainly attest that it hurts less than waxing and although my skin was a little pink after use, it did not nick me or give my skin the unpleasant rash that I've come to associate with shaving. This god-send come with several attachments so that you can remove hair more efficiently from bikini line and armpits, and even your face, if you're feeling brave. The other thing I've found immensely useful is the smart-light that illuminates your skin as you epilate and has meant that I've been able to pick up stray hairs that otherwise I would have missed.
Aside from the inevitable discomfort (and the fact that it's also rather loud) I couldn't recommend this more. It's the smartest buy I've made in a while, and I think it's now safe for me to chuck my old razor out.