“ Brand: Boots / Laser / Sugar / Type: Wax / Laser / Sugar / Subcategory: Wax / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
A friend recommended Boots liquid wax to me, so I was optimistic that it would be better than the wax strips I normally use. I had mixed results: for my bikini line it was great, and not as painful as I feared! However on my legs it was a different story. As I have been waxing my legs for many years the hair is very fine, and even with a fair bit of growth I found that the wax completely failed to remove any hair from my legs whatsoever - I was left with sticky, sore legs that were just as hairy as when I started!
I will try again with the warm wax, but if I have no further success then I'm afraid it's just not for me, and I'll be sticking to my trusty wax strips.
On the plus side it's very affordable, so definitely worth trying. I know it works for many people, so give it a go, and if you have no joy it won't break the bank.
You know what it’s like girls. Big date coming up, you want to look your best, and leg stubble is to be avoided at all costs. There’s only one way round it. Wax! I’ve never waxed regularly, shaving will usually do the trick, but on the odd occasion, a strange mood comes over me, and I’ll get a tub of wax, retreat to the bathroom, and subject myself to half an hour of terror. I don’t stick to a particular brand, but I do prefer the hot wax that comes in a tub, rather than those ready waxed strips that never seem to work. Somebody will probably disagree with me there, but I can’t get them to work properly. I know there are a few other alternatives, but as the hot wax does the job, I stick with that. This particular time it was Boots Liquid Wax that came home from town with me. The kids were out of the way this afternoon, so I made a beeline for the bathroom, intending to spend a couple of hours pampering myself. I know that waxing is painful and can't really be described as pampering, but to make up for putting myself through the torture of hair removal, I soak in a warm bath full of bubbles afterwards, and just dream myself away to somewhere else. Somewhere further south, where it’s warmer. But ok, less of that and let’s get on with the wax. What’s it like? Each kit contains a 250ml tub of liquid wax, 10 cotton strips and a spatula for spreading the wax with. The wax itself is solid until heated. This is done either in a microwave, or by standing the pot in a pan of hot water. I’ve never tried the hot water method, so I can’t tell you how effective that is, but I will tell you that it’s important when microwaving, to not leave the tub in for too long. A short blast of about 40 seconds is all that’s needed, otherwise the wax will be too hot and you’ll end up burning yourself. I’ve done that before, and it wasn’t nice. The inn
er lid has to be removed before microwaving too. But that’s in the instructions. Until you get used to using the wax, you’ll probably find it very messy. Fortunately, it’s water soluble, so any that’s spilt on the bathroom carpet, or on your knickers (yes, I’ve done that), is easily removed. Once you get the hangs of things, you’ll find that this wax does spread on easily and smoothly, and I was particularly pleased with the consistency. Not too thick, and not too sloppy. It also kept warm long enough to do both legs, which is important. It can be very frustrating to find that the wax has started to go too hard to spread when you’re only half way through, and have to make a quick dash back down to the kitchen for a new blast in the microwave. 10 cotton strips was just about enough to do my legs and underarms, using both sides, but as there’s still plenty of wax left, there aren’t enough to last the pot out. They’re washable though, so if you don’t want to throw away the remainder of the wax, you can always wash them out in warm water and use them again. Waxing is painful, there’s no doubt about that, and doing under my arms brought tears to my eyes. After putting myself through that agony, it hadn’t done the job particularly well. My legs were left smooth, but I was far from satisfied with the underarm results. Perhaps I just hadn’t let the hair grow out long enough beforehand, but like most women I know, I don’t like to let underarm hair grow out much between removal sessions so I’ll be sticking to the razor in future. Boots Liquid Wax is supposed to keep skin smooth from hair for up to 6 weeks. The same can be said of other brands of hot wax. The reason for this is that hair is removed at the root, so regrowth takes longer than when they’re shaved off, which I find gives me stubble after just a couple of days, and the hairs are
finer and softer than those that grow out after shaving. You’re never left with any nicks and cuts either, which is a bonus. It may be uncomfortable, and it’s certainly messy, but once done, you can forget the whole thing for weeks, instead of constantly having to grab the razor. But as I said, I don’t use this regularly, and shaving will usually suffice. Anything’s better than ape legs! One word of advice before I leave you. Don’t wax the same day as a big date. You might end up looking like a freshly plucked Christmas turkey, and you wouldn’t want that would you? It takes about a day for the skin to settle down after waxing. And should anybody be wondering, I’ll tell you now. I’ve never waxed my bikini line, and neither do I intend to. There are just some things that I’m sure would be too painful for words, and that’s one of them! ~~+~~+~~
Boots warm wax is a good product to buy if you are trying to warm wax yourself at home for the first time. Warm wax certainly works bettwe than any wax strips as I have tried - wax strips are in my opinion no better than cellotaping your leg!! The Boots pots are nicely and neatly packaged. They come with 10 cotton strips and a wooden applicator. You heat the Pot either in the microwave or in a saucepan. I have only tried the Microwave and this works very well - sometimes too well. you only need a few seconds - cedrtainly less than a minute and it is easy to get the wax too hot. If you do get too hot - let the mixture cool for anything up to half and hour before applying it. The wax is easy to apply to your leg. you simply then cover with the cotton strip and pull it off as quickly as you can. Speed is the name of the game to avoid pain. It does still hurt but not as much as you might think. The main advantage with the Boots brand is that it is over a £1.00 cheaper than any other type. I only wish they would offer the wax without the strips as well, as the strips are washed after use and have have not worn out by the time you finish the pot. I'm sure you could use them through 2 pots of wax at least!
After recently trying the Boots waxing strips, i decided to be adventurous and go for the real thing! Surprisingly, i found it not to be as painful as first expected and the results are very good. Boots liquid wax comes in a 250ml jar and you also get 10 cotton strips and a wooden spatula. You can microwave the wax or use the traditional stove top warming method. I used the microwave - much easier, and for the full jar, you only have to heat it in here for about 40 seconds. Once you've finished waxing, you wash the cotton strips in warm water and then iron them - when i did this they were dry after i'd ironed them and looked as good as new. There are several applications in the pack which, for the £7.09 price is very good value. It can be a bit messy to begin with, but once you get the hang of it, it's ok. I'd recommend this as results are good and your skin is very smooth - after the plucked chicken look has worn off after several hours!