Product Type: Boots Hair Removal
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She's a hair free zone now
Boots Expert Single Use Facial Waxing Strips
Member Name: headsore
Boots Expert Single Use Facial Waxing Strips
Advantages: They are simple and quick to use and no mess
Disadvantages: They still hurt
My other half suffers from a certain amount of facial hair. She also is, I suppose, quite hairy for a woman, though personally this has never bothered me in the slightest. In fact, it was part of the attraction when we first met. I have never been attracted to a woman who primps and preens herself. I much prefer the natural look and believe that if God made you hairy, live with it - I have to!
My dear other half has let her excessive hairiness get to her to the point whereby she has actually become quite depressed and our GP has prescribed a short course (minimum of six months we are told) anti-depressants. She has tried all sorts of so called 'remedies', including waxing, shaving, electrolysis, bleaching etc., and she has even resorted to some fairly dubious hair removal techniques she read about on the Internet. It would seem, however, that nothing works for her long term, and the hairiness is intent on reappearing.
One of the places it really seems to get her down is the dark hair she has above her top lip and the line of dark (rather coarse_ hair she has running down the sides of her ears to her mid-cheek. It has been so bad in the past that our GP actually thought she might be suffering from something from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, especially as she has a weight problem too. All tests have proven negative, however, and she has had to learn to accept the fact that it is hereditary and she does in fact, take after her birth mother, who I am told, also suffered from this condition whilst she was alive.
As a spring wedding was fast approaching, my dear other half needed a fast and simple remedy to remove her moustache for the big day, as understandably, she wanted to look decent for the photographs. As a thoughtful surprise, I bought for her a pack of Boots own brand facial waxing strips. They only cost me £3.69 and the box had 16 waxing strips inside. I reckon I got a bargain here as I even paid with my Advantage Card, so it cost me nothing at all!
My wife is a bit of worrier when it comes to removing her own hair though, and this means that the unpleasant task is left to me. She is so embarrassed that she rarely will attend a clinic appointment or go to a beauty salon as she feels so self-conscious, and she prefers me to do it for her. She says she feels sick and queasy if she has to remove her own hair. She has always been like this since we met, and I have had to just learn to accept it as the years have gone by.
These great little waxing strips looked easy enough o apply and use and each one was about 1.5cm by 6cm, I would say, at a rough guess. The pack suggested (in fact, strongly recommended) that we test a patch of skin first to ensure she had no allergic reaction, but as she has been shaved and clipped and waxed so many time before, neither of us thought it would be necessary.
Using the strips was so simple, easy and straightforward. Once I had encouraged her to lie down on the landing floor (as this is where we have most space and are least likely to be overlooked by neighbours) and I had adjusted my head torch to the correct brightness (it was dusk), I simply removed the backing off a strip and applied gently but firmly to the area of growth on her top lip. I smoothed the strip down as best as I could (and as we have done this procedure many times before) my wife knew she had to tighten the skin around the mouth area and she forced a grimace whilst I quickly pulled back the strip. I would say it removed about one third of the hair and it was necessary to apply a further two strips to the area at differing angles, as the hair growth climbs up into the nostril area, and I needed to be sure that all traces had been removed, otherwise she would have been upset.
In the past when I have used wax strips on my dear other half, we have had to mess about with heating the wax etc., I was pleasantly surprised at the fact that this was imply not necessary with these waxing strips. It was so simple and easy that a child could do it! We continued to process up the sides of her face where additional excess hair grows.
Afterwards, the area above my wife's upper lip and at the sides of her face did show slight signs of puffiness, redness and swelling, but this soon subsided and a glass of wine or two also helped with the after pains.
The smooth hair free look appeared to remain for approximately four weeks after this procedure. So, compared to the hair removal applications we have used together previously, we actually consider this quite a successful procedure.
I would recommend these great little waxing strips. They are so simple and easy to use and highly effective. They are inexpensive and there is no mess. I am thinking of trying them out on my toes as I will be wearing my Jesus sandals soon now the weather has improved!
Summary: Overall a good product which we will buy again
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