Picture this. You move and pretty much the minute you take possession of your new house, you undertake a pretty substantial renovation. From removing popcorn ceilings, to changing original 1980s flooring, to a complete gut of the kitchen, you’re making the house your own. Compound the dirt and mess with a dust allergy. Now you’re living my life.

Yes, buying a new house can be exciting. And the results of a complete reno can be gorgeous. But living through it can be a bit of a slog. A dirty one at that. It’s almost impossible to keep a place clean when you’re living in a war zone. I know it, because I’ve been there, and thankfully I’m just about to exit on the side of victory. My challenge? To emerge the victor over the filth and dusty allergens that have been making my life hell for the past two months.

Can I do it? You bet. Especially now that I’ve got a Dyson V8 Absolute firmly in hand.

Here at Brazen Woman, we’ve told you again and again that small appliances—especially vacuums—are not covetable gifts. After all, they say less ‘I love you’ and more ‘Can you clean this place up?’ But this one, well, let’s just say that you should put it at the top of your wish list. I’m not exaggerating here. This is one seriously sexy cord-free vacuum. You need it. And this is coming from someone who is not a fan of cleaning. But now I don’t mind at all. Not when I’ve got this baby in hand. It really gets the job done.


Brazen Loves: The Dyson V8 Absolute Cord-Free VacuumNot to get technical on you, but thanks to the patented Dyson digital motor V8, you get powerful fade-free suction for up to 40 minutes of run time. Spinning at 110,000 rpm, this motor makes sure that the vacuum is sucking up all the crap that’s making you miserable at full power no matter what you throw at it. I’m talking construction dirt here, not just what the dog tracked in.

And there’s more…

EASE OF USE: This Dyson doesn’t just clean the floor. It easily transforms between handheld and stick modes to clean down low, up high, and everywhere in between. Switching between stairs and landings? No problem. Inside the kitchen cabinets? Piece of cake. Messes in tight spaces. You got it. Dust that’s making you sneeze? It totally gets it.

LIGHTWEIGHT: It weighs just 5.7 lbs so there’s no straining involved. It’s super quiet, and cleaning the canister is easy, hygienic, and mess-free. Who hasn’t coughed up a lung trying to empty out the dirt you just vacuumed up?

MULTI-TASKING: The V8 Absolute comes with two cleaner heads, plus a whole assortment of attachments to make sure no hidden dirt remains unsucked. They’ve called in the big dogs with two large cleaner heads: the direct-drive cleaner head removes ground-in dirt and pet hair from carpets, while the soft roller cleaner head removes large debris and fine dust from hard floors. The mini motorized tool removes pet hair and ground-in dirt from stairs, your second-home-otherwise-known-as-your-car and furniture, too.


  • I don’t like to clean and it makes the job fast and easy. Plus, discovering uses for the attachments is a joyful game better than Jenga. No bit of dirt escapes me. And the tools all have a quick release catch so no fiddling around when I’d rather be doing anything else than housework.
  • I can clean my whole house (1200 square feet of adorableness) on one charge of the battery. I used to have a central vac and now the Dyson V8 is all I need. There’s even a battery indicator to tell me how much time I have left to clean before I can go play.
  • I have wicked bad dust allergies and the crazy suction picks up just about everything that might make me sneezy or scratchy. Seriously, it provides me with a weird kind of satisfaction. The seeds from a bag of bagels spilled out in the cupboard behind my garbage can and the angled stick attachment sucked it all up in two shakes. Ahh… so good.
  • The cleaner heads are low profile with swivel necks that pivot so that I can get under furniture and into all the nooks, crannies, and awkward places with the turn of a wrist.

Have we convinced you that this baby is worth the investment? Want to learn more or get yourself on the V8 train? Of course you do.

Visit DysonCanada for more info, to purchase online, or find a retailer near you. The V8 Absolute retails for $699.99.

About the author

Mara Shapiro

Mara Shapiro is Co-Editor, Community of BrazenWoman. She is proof that it's never too late to reinvent yourself, and also that you cannot have too many pairs of shoes and lipglosses. A Social Media addict, Community Manager, and insatiable lover of movie popcorn, Mara is always on the hunt for the next best thing. You'll often find her laughing and dancing, phone in one hand, and a glass of red in the other. The only time she's not talking is when she's sleeping.

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