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Why didn't I buy this before...??!
on 24 October 2011
This has blown me away. It is a fantastic product and great value for money. It works perfectly and is very easy to use. The wax warmer heats up a dream and there are two different sizes of scrapers to remove excess wax, which, if used properly, eliminates a lot of mess. I followed the instructions and the wax remained a perfect temperature throughout.
I do have a pretty high pain threshold, but I thought waxing myself would be more uncomfortable than a salon wax. How wrong I was! In actual fact, I felt such little pain that after each strip had been pulled off, I had to check it to see if any hairs had actually been taken out. They had. Amazing.
As well as the wax heater, the kit comes with a prep spray, a cleaner to remove wax if it comes into contact with anything (I found that useful for my hands!) and a lovely soothing after care balm.
Also included are:
-Spatulas: you only need one per use, so these should last ages.
-Woven wax strips: these you will use up faster, and they do leave bits of fluff all over your leg, however they are nice to use so I will purchase again.
-Two pots of wax: I have only used the pearl one, which is lovely but a bit difficult to spread. The honey one may be easier. I waxed my lower legs and my underarms and had used around 1/5 of the wax pot, so I would estimate one wax pot will give you about 3 full body waxes. Cost of wax pot approx £7. Cost of 3 salon body waxes approx £255. Result: bargain.
-A few paper covers for surrounding the wax heater to catch any dribbles.
I won't lie, it is a little messy and it is time consuming, but it's a lot easier to use than I thought it would be, and the results are much better than I expected. It will save you tons of money in the long run and will get easier the more you practice.
1. Cover your floors, especially if you have carpet. I used a large old sheet and a bin liner for the immediate area around the wax pot that I could put all the used wax strips on and just throw away once I'd finished.
2. Start off with legs or a part of the body that is easy to reach before attempting trickier areas such as underarms on your first use as I did (yikes!)
3. Make sure you have plenty of time: this is time consuming and a little messy, so not something I would ever attempt if I was in a rush. It does take a while to heat up and 'stabalise' a whole wax pot (best part of an hour), and then there's the waxing and clearing up to do.