Wednesday, 1 December 2010

ipulse event

Last month myself, along with a handful of beauty bloggers, were summoned to the exquisite surroundings on the Mayfair Hotel in London, to attend a rather enlightening event with a twist hosted by iPulse, the clever creators of the iPulse Smooth Skin.
(For those who may not be aware, the iPulse Smooth Skin system is intense pulsed light (ipl) home-use device for the permanent reduction of unwanted face and body hair. I have been using the system and have churned out several posts reviewing the marvellous machine)

So there we were all gathered, tucking into the treasured titbits and slurping the rather sumptuous champagne, whilst mulling over the bane of hair removal whilst regaling our varying experiences we have had with the iPulse system.





Enjoying a catch up and quaff of bubbles with Fleur.

The whole point of this assembly was to give us an opportunity to question/grill the iPulse experts behind the hair removal zapping machine, including the CEO Scott Wotherspoon, to satiate those burning questions and for us all to become further informed on the technology and limitations of this system. 


The round table set-up was really good fun, as it gave us all a chance to engage with each other, as well as making the food in the most perfectly reachable position.
The discussion and questions were rife and every feasible topic was covered, from bikini lines to unibrows, unashamedly revelling in the blushes of the only male representative in the room!
I believed I was quite knowledgable about the device, having become rather well-acquainted with the manual during my bedtime reading, but it was very enlightening listening to the other girls' questions and queries, raised around the table, and it induced a feast of information and comments being exchanged.

A few keys points I took away from the round table discussion which I haven't already covered in my iPulse posts: -

The system is completely safe to use on the face, and research has proven that this is the area that girls may be shyest to address, and may not wish to seek treatment for. The device can therefore be used independently and privately within the realms of your own space. However, facial hair does act differently to body hair and it may require more persistence to reduce the hair growth.

Despite the iPulse system being safe to use anywhere on the face, there is one no-go area. The eyebrows. Unfortunately, eradicating that unibrow in one fail zap is not possible due to the way the eyebrow hair grows. Using the system whilst pregnant is not recommended, due to the body undergoing changes which would affect the system's effectiveness. The light is safe on the eyes.

Using the dedicated activator gel with each treatment is key and can not be substituted with any other similar ilk product. The gel acts as an optical coupler which means it will focus the light that is emitted onto the area, which is paramount for targeting the individual hairs.

Once the fury of questions had dwindled, and the plates lay tragically bare of food in the centre of the table, we were shown the door...the door to the opulent spa area. The decadency was a little overwhelming, and I was left flummox whether to go for the hot seat and hand massage, or possibly THE most incredible shoulder massage ever experienced! I opted for option b. 



The whole event and ambience of the evening was fantastic and it was truly pleasurable to meet the iPulse clan and be indulged in such a wonderful way.


Ipulse have compiled a video capturing all the merriment of the night if you fancied having a peruse.




And if anyone does have any further questions, then feel free to ask me and I shall endeavour to get them answered.

14 comments:

Lauren said...

Interesting, thanks for the post :)

Katie said...

Aww it sounds like you had a great night! Massages as well! Lucky you :) This Ipulse does sound interesting but it is quite expensive :|!

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xxx

Emily said...

I've been hearing so many good things about this ipulse! Will have to read your other posts. Also, those h'orderves look delicious! xo

Aleksis said...

Wow, they really put together quite the event! You and Fleur look beautiful@

Kelly said...

Looks a fab night, and sounds a lovely option with the spa.

The ipulse for me sounds interesting but expensive. And as my hair grows rather fair coloured and isn't really a pain to get rid I'll be sticking to my usual routine. :)

xx

Kate said...

Looks like an amazing night! Thanks for posting x

A bit about me said...

Hahaha I look so bored sitting there at the end!

Laura @ The Beauty Sanctum said...

This looks like such an amazing event and very well thought out!

Such classy and lavish surrounds too :)

You and Fleur look as stunning as ever :) x

Ess-Jay24 said...

Interesting post! Looks like you had a fab time, great pictures and info!
xx

Ayden said...

The ipulse definately sounds like a brilliant tool with lots of pro's, but the price is the only thing that would maybe put me off. Sounds like you girls had a fantastic evening though. Those canapes do look AMAZING! :) and a massage at the end? sounds devine! xx

charmed-chick said...

looks a blast lucky you for the invite :)

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Arash Mazinani said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic evening I have to say I was mesmerised by the beautiful pictures you took of the food. I'd have loved to have attended purely for that, although it doesn't help that I'm writing this while hungry.

All jokes aside I think it's good that companies invite actual users whether bloggers or just a sample of the general public to give feedback to them. If more companies did this rather than sticking their heads in the sand blindly putting out products they thought where good, they'd be a lot more satisfied customers. The flip side for the companies would be the benefits brand loyalty brings.

I always wondered though how do you end up at such events? What triggers an invite in the first place?

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annelie said...

looks like you had a good time :-)
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Maddy said...

cute pictures, you look adorable, love <3
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