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This Is Me… (Confessions of a Bearded Lady)

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Hey y’all! It’s Angela, one of Collin’s Sidekicks here in Atlanta, GA!👩🏻‍💻

As my 45th birthday creeps up on me (November 12th if you’re the present buying type 😁), things just don’t seem to work like they used to on my body. Add 12 rounds of chemo to the mix, and you have a recipe for one set of crazy hormonal changes!

Over the past year, I’ve been getting rogue chin hairs (and one or two crazy long hairs on my cheek that often seem to just pop up overnight). I’ve gotten to the point where I keep a pair of tweezers in my car, as I always seem to find the hairs while I’m sitting in traffic (FYI Tweezerman Tweezers are my favorite).

I’ve also started to develop peach fuzz aaaand… a mustache.😩 I wouldn’t say I’m getting a full-on Tom Selleck (circa 1985 Magnum P.I.) ‘stache, but it’s there and it’s not cute like his was back in the day.😉

I've tried a lot of products, but my Finishing Touch gets the best review.

I’ve tried everything…

Electric razors are ok but are too bulky to throw in my bag, and even those little facial trimmers you see at Target and Dollar Tree don’t really do the trick. Oh, and you don’t even want to know about the facial coil thing (a torture device I wouldn’t wish on an enemy).

My skin is too sensitive for waxing, as it always feels like Hannibal Lecter had a go at my face. Threading is a yes for my brows but a no for the rest of my face, as it’s just too painful!

Late night infomercials are my jam!

I’m a sucker for a good, late night infomercial (It Cosmetics hooked me in that way…Y’all, their stuff is amazing). One night, I saw a commercial for the Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover. My first thought was that it sort of looked like the old school Epilady from the 90s (that’s way back in the 1900s for all you youngsters out there ☺). I have flashbacks of that horrible, self-inflicted hair removal pain.

The Finishing Touch is my new BFF! It is 100% pain-free and is just a little bit bigger than a tube of lipstick. You can easily throw it in your bag, or keep it in your car for when you find those rogue hairs while sitting in traffic like I do.🙋🏻‍♀️
The Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover sells for around $19.99 almost everywhere – Ulta, Target, Walmart, and Amazon; however, Kohl’s sometimes marks it down to just $15.99 (Kohl’s coupons cannot be used on this product, but you can use Kohl’s cash).

But does the Finishing Touch really work? 🤔 My review:

For all you weirdos out there like me who want to see physical proof that it’s doing the job, there’s a little reservoir that collects the hair so you can see how well it’s working. It even comes with a battery, so it is ready to go right out of the box. I would highly recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin, as it has an 18K gold plated hypoallergenic head that’s gentle on all skin types.

What it won’t do is shave your legs or work anywhere you have thick, coarse hair (sorry fellas, that means you’re out). Are there better alternatives out there? I’m sure there are, but for $20 bucks, this works well for me and doesn’t break the bank. If you’re worried about facial hair growing back thicker, I’m here to tell you that I’ve been using this product for over three months, and my hair has not grown back any thicker than it was before.

Note: I’m not being paid by the Finishing Touch people for this post. I just love this product and wanted to share my experience with you.❤ If you’re plagued with dreaded facial hair, give this product a try! Bearded ladies, unite!

PS – Bonus points if you picked up on the movie/song reference in the title. 😊

Join The Discussion

Comments 141

  1. Cara

    Does it cut the hair or pull i t out?

    • Angela (Super Saver Sidekick)

      No pulling, it cuts but its not abrasive.

  2. ddd0319

    I have more than a stray hair or 2 (like seriously more beard than my husband! 😳😭) and Ive wanted to try this product. Thanks for the honest review!

    • Angela (Super Saver Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Hope you have good luck with it too!

  3. Barb

    My skin is SUPER SENSITIVE to everything so I may try this. Does it leave your upper lip pink like after a wax job? Thanks for the review!!

    • Angela (Super Saver Sidekick)

      Hey Barb! No it doesn’t do that at all, waxing hurts so bad but this doesn’t bother me one bit!

  4. Diane

    Yes, that Epilady from the 90’s was brutal! I’m glad to hear this one doesn’t hurt. Thanks for the honest review.

    • Angela (Super Saver Sidekick)

      Ahh Diane so you know exactly what I mean, that was truly an unbearable experience right? LOL, beauty is pain!

  5. Pat

    I bought one of these from Bed Bath & Beyond about 6 months ago and had such high hopes that it would work. Sorry to say it did nothing for me; not the peach fuzz or light mustache hair, let alone the coarse chin hairs. Maybe I got a defective one? I was very disappointed and I returned it.

  6. Heather Davis

    I have this and love it. Pain free, smooth to the touch after using it. I use it pretty much on the daily. Great product! Would highly recommend.

  7. Jen

    I have a medical condition that causes me to have excess facial hair, I swear by the tweezerman facial hair remover, it pulls the hair out, you can buy them at target or bed bath and beyond

  8. 50ShadesofLipstick

    I have PCOS too and the struggle is real. But the hair removal spring is really not that bad at all! I use it daily and find it pretty much painless…the thing is that you get used to waxing, epilating, and other methods where the hair is being pulled out- plus the regrowth is finer and easier to remove, so it stops hurting as much after a while. If I’m gonna spend time on hair removal then I’m not going to shave since that does nothing to diminish regrowth.

  9. BoBo

    I loved it at first, but batteries wear out fast, and changing the battery is a big pain for me, trying to pull out where the battery goes is hard, I ended up having to put the whole thing back together, blade and all, and that was not easy. But it is the smallest electric shaver I have seen, easy to carry when traveling.

  10. Shannon

    People! Don’t shave, wax it’s so much better. I have been waxing myself forever on many areas and there’s much less hair now. It also doesn’t hurt much anymore. I make it myself too, for pennies. Just google sugaring recipe.

  11. hair vs acne

    Does anyone else get acne after tweezing chin hairs? I don’t know which is worse for me chin hairs or the acne that follows from the removal of them. FYI my hair dresser said that you pluck a chicken you tweeze your hair. It really bothered her when people used the wrong word. I always used the wrong one until she corrected me. It’s like saying “can I” vs “may I, that drives me nuts. Or saying me instead of I.

    • Dar

      Your hair follicle is just dirty or the hair starts to grow and kind of causes acne which is like a ingrown hair kind of thing. It is acne. After plucking I would use an acne wipe of some sort. That’s mostly what I get are an ingrown hair and it causes acne. As I’m getting older all my acne is just an ingrown tiny hair

    • Nikki Morgan

      Yes I get the bumps & HATE it! At least 60% of my hair has turned white & is like wire! It literally tears my face up to shave or pluck it. I’ve tried waxing but it’s so coarse the wax didn’t pull it out. I’ve had laser when I was younger on the dark hair but this is new hair growth. They said the laser won’t work on the white hairs. I can’t find anyone in our area that does electrolysis. I’m terrified I’m going to end up the bearded old lady one day. 😢

  12. Pat

    You are lucky that you haven’t had this problem forever, like I have, ever since adulthood. Looks to me like it’s still basically shaving, right? What else could it be since it’s not plucking with a tweezer.

  13. Kristin M.

    Thank you so much for this review! I have been on the fence about buying this for a while now because I didn’t want to waste the money if it didn’t work. I’m 36 and I’ve been using a regular razor for my peach fuzz and dark hairs on my upper lip and that works but I’m always afraid of getting cuts. I think I’ll pick this up at Bed Bath and Beyond and use one of the 5 off 15 coupons. Thanks again!! 🙂

  14. Melsoca

    Thanks so much Angela ! Also Bed Bath and Beyond has it for $19.99 and you can use a 20% off coupon! I tried it and it works

  15. Aleks

    I love this post and review! Thank you! I’ll give it a try!

  16. Jiya

    Loved this post. I always thought I am the only one who is struggling through this issue. I am so scared of using anything o my skin because of my sensitive skin. Tell you the truth I am on a lazy side when it comes on me……… I want to wear dress but choose jeans. 🙂 I have lot of hair on my chin, my jaw line & side of my face. They r black & visible. I wasn’t doing anything about them but on the edge to figure out how to get rid of them. Read all the comments & thank you all for sharing your genuine experience. Can someone please tell who had done it if I go through laser removal what’s the cost & is it painful? Thanks!!

    • Nikki

      Laser is totally worth it! Just make sure a licensed doctor is running the clinic so you don’t suffer burns from someone who isn’t licensed. It can range anywhere from $50 a treatment depending on the size of the area to $200 a treatment in our area in the south. They say you need a minimum of 6 treatments and usually no more than 9. Each treatment is done approximately every 6 weeks. You can only shave or trim the hair during this time. The only con to having laser is anytime in life you have new hair to grow in due to hormonal changes in life you will need additional treatments or touch ups. The laser center I used had a laser with some type of coolant attached right beside the laser light. So you would get zapped & instantly the coolant would spray immediately after the laser. It was like a rubber band being popped on your skin. I would literally think ouch but I could only think O then the coolant would hit & I was like no that didn’t hurt. Literally the second I thought o the coolant stopped any pain & I was like no I’m good. Mostly the laser is very bright around your face. They will cover your eyes with protective goggles & even with my eyes closed under them I would jump occasionally because it was like seeing lightening close up. It didn’t really hurt. Afterward I would experience a burning sensation like a sunburn but with the special aloe gel they apply & an ice pack at most it only lasted about an hour afterward. I had zero burning & zero skin discoloration other than being a little pink immediately afterward but it left quickly. The main thing is to do your research about who you use to make sure they are legit & know their stuff. I highly recommend it!!! Some will do financing for you. And the one I use has special offers each month. I was able to get my daughters chin done for half price. Total cost for 6 treatments on just her chin was $300. My oldest daughter paid for a full Brazilian bikini at half price for $1200. It all depends on how large the area is. I hope this help & good luck!

  17. tinawall

    Thanks so much for this post! I’m going to try this gadget. I have a mustache that I shave daily with a regular BIC razor (ouch sometimes, but nothing else gets as close as I want it and tweezing there hurts too much), peachfuzz that I use an electric facial hair trimmer that doesn’t really work and stray chin hairs that I use the Tweezerman slant tweezer on. Glad to know I’m not the only one struggling with this issue!

  18. Carly

    Quick fyi- the white/rose gold color of this product is currently on sale for $13.88 on Amazon!

    • Holly (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Carly!

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