I took up the BR/Farmers offer that was offered to us. As it had to be brought within a certain time I got a lovely BR lady to get me one and send it down. So grateful!
This came really well packaged. A very heavy duty box. Inside a kind of egg carton thing that holds it tight inside. The actual machine looks amazing. Purple features on machine and handle.
To use, plug it in (wish the cord was longer!), you turn on a switch and you have to wave your hand over a sensor to show you're a real person (it's a pain! It doesn't always pick it up. Safety features are good but plugging in, turning on a switch, holding down a button should be enough), select the flash strength you require (it automatically starts on lowest setting) hold the handle/hand piece, place the flash side flat against the skin (if it's not flat it won't flash, another safety feature), hold your index finger on button on top and push to make flash. You can hold your finger down constantly and move handle along area you want to treat to save pressing each time. Press the button, look away and wait for the zap of flash. Don't look at it as its really bright! (I wear sunglasses or sit in front of the fire and look at the reflection in the glass) After each flash, move to the next part and repeat. It comes with a special face lense and a body one. They have the pictures on to make it easy which to use.
You have to have lighter coloured skin to use it. You can't use it on tattoos. I accidentally got the edge of a large one I have on my thigh and heck it hurt!!!!! Burned the tattoo that took a week to calm down. My mistake forgetting it was on my leg.
I love how it's zapping away my hairs. Right after doing it, the growth slows right down. There are a quite a few things I'd suggest changing to make it more user friendly. It wouldn't change the cost but would change the ease in use. You are meant to use it every 2 weeks For proper results. If you have a partner ask them to help. My hubby was like not again after my last so called hair removal. Make sure you have shaved the area before zapping or you will jump! Careful if you do the lady garden you don't get the zap in the wrong spot. There maybe a few holes left in the ceiling as your head darts through it.
Would I buy it again, yes if I was wanting to save on going to a IPL salon.