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I am not a great fan of waxing. My preferred choice has always been a mix of creams and shaving to get rid of unwanted and unsightly hair. I tried waxing previously and found it an irritating and messy option. My eldest daughter has been trying to get me to change my mind recently and lectured me on the benefits of using wax. She urged me to try one of the Veet products.
I tried Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips for normal skin, which promises up to 4 weeks of smoothness.
The recyclable box includes 20 pink coloured wax strips with shea butter and a berry fragrance and 4 perfect finish wipes.
The product is for use on legs, arms, underarms and bikini line. Do not use on scars, moles, irritated or sunburnt skin. Waxing is not suitable for the elderly, diabetics or people taking oral retinoids. The leaflet which comes with the product should be read thoroughly before use to check that waxing is the right option for you.
There are five simple steps to applying the wax: 1. rub the wax strip in your hands to warm. 2. holding the 'Easy Grip tab' peel the strips apart and 3. apply the strip with the Easy Grip tab towards the ankle and rub repeatedly in the direction of the hair growth. 4. Holding the tab pull the strip back quickly on itself in one swift motion. Hold the skin taut to avoid discomfort. 5. After waxing, remove any excess wax with a Perfect Finish wipe.
Experience of the product:
I have slightly sensitive skin so I made sure I did the recommended test on a small patch of hair to make sure I had no reaction before continuing to wax 24 hours later.
My aim was to wax my legs. (I cannot use this product on other areas due to the presence of moles/scars.)
I had allowed my legs to go fairly stubbly in anticipation of trying the wax. The product states it grabs hair as short as 1.5mm - mine were certainly at least that length and beginning to annoy me. The wax was remarkably easy to warm and apply. It was pleasant smelling - although I can't say it reminded me too much of berries.
I wasn't looking forward to the 'tug-of-pain' - but surprisingly, when it came down to it - this was not the eye-watering event I had expected. No, it's not fun - but not the torture of my previous waxing experience.
The result - most of my hair was yanked merrily away leaving silky, smooth patches of skin. But it wasn't a total success. Some hairs seemed reluctant to leave my person. I reused each strip until it had lost its stickiness. It was the same story over both legs - a fair degree of success - but some stragglers remained. I don't know if this had something to do with a lack of technique on my part. I did my best to remove the strip as fast as I could, as the box recommends.
The Perfect Finish wipes got rid of the excess wax - but I'm not sure why they only provide you with just four in the box. This is not enough. I've got enough wax left for another couple of waxing's and have used two of the wipes already. In my view they should provide more wipes.
With having sensitive skin, I didn't want to re-wax my skin for a while so I got rid of my remaining hairs with a shaver.
My legs are still smooth where the hair was removed by the wax - it's just a shame it didn't get them all. Overall, I was quite pleased with the waxing experience, however, and would try it again. The product packaging says that because the wax strips remove the hair at the root, it has been proven that repeated use makes the hair grow back fewer, finer and softer.
I am giving this product 3 out of 5 dooyoo stars as it didn't get all my hairs out - and there are not enough wipes included. Still, I am going to have another go with this product. It was a better experience than I expected.
Veet EasyGrip Ready to Use Wax Strips (20 Wax Strips) are available at Boots for £6.11 (as at 14/08/13.)
I used ready-to-wax strips years ago and found them less than effective, failing to remove leg hair reliably. My expectations of the Veet strips were quite low accordingly, and I was very pleasantly surprised.
I found these don't live up to the claims of grabbing and removing all the hair but majority is gone, usually the short ones remain. They have an improved bit to grab hold of before yanking them off, and they are a lot stickier than the strips I last remember using which I think has resulted in better hair-removing ability. Each strip can be re-used a few times until stickiness is lost; I find I can use each strip three or four times before it ceases to be effective (I reactivate the stickiness by folding in half inwards (wax to wax) and then pulling apart before reapplying to the skin).
The wax does leave a bit of residue on the skin which requires oil to remove. The strips come with cleansing wipes which are mineral oil based and work perfectly well to remove any residue although I personally prefer to use a plant-based cleansing oil. I didn't experience any redness or irritation after using the Veet Wax Strips.
I only use wax on my legs, and the pack of 20 strips does two half leg treatments for me. I'll continue to use veet easywax as my usual leg hair remover, but I'll be picking up a pack of these for my holiday to pop in my suitcase.
Even as I'm writing this I'm still wondering why on earth I even bought these wax strips as I don't do pain! I just wanted smooth soft hair free legs for longer than a week as I was going on holiday in a few months and didn't want to have to shave every other day. I bought these veet wax strips from boots as I had some boots vouchers I had got from some survey sites so wasn't as bothered about spending over £5 on them as it wasn't my own cash.
The wax strips are supposed to keep your legs smooth for at least 4 weeks which is pretty good but I was sceptical at first! It tells you how to use them on the box you just need to take a strip and rub it between your hands for a few minutes until its quite warm. This will help it grip better and stop all the wax sticking to your leg and not coming off with the hairs. You then peel the two strips apart and press downwards onto your leg putting the tab at the bottom. You then need to pull the tab upwards holding your skin around it tight and pull the strip off. Sounds easy until you do it! You need to build up the courage before hand to pull it as fast as possible but when doing it yourself and knowing its going to be painful its impossible. I pulled it but it was so painful I stopped and tried pulling it slow. Big mistake as it just left all the wax stuck to my leg and made pulling the strip off even worse. It did remove some hair but left so much wax on my leg I had to wash it off which was painful aswell as the wax was pulling at the hairs still on my leg.
I have since used them again but asked a family member to do it for me. It still hurt but not as much as doing it my self. Having someone else do it also makes sure you reach the hard bits such as round your ankle. It did remove all my hair and they were completely smooth for 3 weeks. My hair started growing back then but much more slowly and slightly lighter and thinner than usual which I wasn;t expected. I wouldn't want to pay the price I paid again for them and would only use them if absolute necessary such as going on holiday. In future I will stick to shaving or using hair removal cream.
As you probably guessed from the title of this review, my experience of these wax strips has not been all that great. I used them once, and never again!
Amount of product:
These cost me about £8. I don't exactly remember how many waxes this box claims to do, but I used pretty much the entire box in one sitting on my uncommonly short (26.5 inside leg) legs. You also get a few wipes in order to remove any excess product. They were quite good. Unfortunately, there were only about 3, and they were used up very quickly!
The hour spent after I got home from Boots was not a pleasant one. I had never waxed before, I use shavers mainly, so I was looking forward to a small amount of pain followed by a few weeks of silky goodness. The pain was not too bad, a pain score of probably about 5-6/10 (10 being why do I have no skin left) but it was increased by all the sticky bits that stuck to my skin and had to be removed seperately afterwards. I found it was particularly bad round my knees, where I had to keep reapplying because it left the area patchy, and round the back of my legs was also quite difficult.
This product was most effective on the long hairs at the top of my thighs I almost never shave, so would probably be great for those who have never done any kind of leg-hair removal before. However, on my dark, shaving-hardened hairs, these strips took the long ones, and mostly left the short ones, leaving a patchy mess. I had to finish off by shaving. On the bits I was successful on, my legs were smooth for about a week and a half later, but it was not worth the 60 minutes of frustration and pain I suffered!
I know Veet are famous for their hair removal products, but this is one not worth bothering with.
What a great find these little things were! Don't get me wrong, I have no qualms in plucking, tweezing or threading, in fact, I find it quite therapeutic; however, we have all been in a situation where there is an impromptu invitation and those eyebrows are looking a little over grown! ...just me? 
So what is this product? Ready to use wax strips. They are small and handy. All you have to do is hold the strips on your palms for about 10 seconds to warm up the wax, then slowly peel one side of the readily waxed strip away from the other and you have two ready to use strips. This eliminates the need for pots of wax, material strips, the washing of them, the microwave, not sure why anyone would bother with all that when they are ready to use. Truth is, these days our beauty regimes have to contain a certain element of convenience, else we'd all walk around looking very unkempt due to time constraints!
The pack contains 20 strips and also 4 "perfect finish wipes" for after you have waxed.
Benefits of this product: As we said before, it negates the need for all the faffing as they are conveniently ready to go. They are not intimidating as you cannot risk burning yourself if you heat for too long. After use you simply throw them away, minimal mess. They work on very short hair so you don't have to look like a yeti before you preen! (just 2mm long). This is so fast that you wont need to make your skin score by repeated pulled, tugging, plucking etc.
I use these for my eye brows - Whilst the wax strips are still together, ie have not been parted, I use a pair of nail scissors and trim them to an 'arc' shape. So that when I go to use them on my eye brows they are already in the right shape, all I have to do is smooth on and rip off. As long as pull the hair in the correct angle, it really doesn't hurt too much. You'll know yourself which parts of the body are more sensitive than others and for me, eye brows are done so frequently that they really don't hurt anymore. Plus, if you cut them in this way then you will only need two strips (or one, pulled apart to make two) and then you are done.
Does this work well? Yes it really does, as long as you place on skin, smooth over area and then oil in the right direction then you will only ever need to do this once for removal. It will last a few weeks or a month, depending on whether you are fair or dark haired. The strip will remove any hair in its path so that you can be confident to wax and go rather than having to tweeze out any hairs that don't make the cut.
As with anything that involves some kind of pain to look beautiful, your skin will go slightly red. If you have sensitive skin, tread carefully and try out on a small patch of unobtrusive skin before you apply on your face. For normal skin, the reined will disappear after about ten mins, just make sure you know your skin type and leave enough time for your skin to return to normal before you face the general public again. If you use the after wipes it can reduce redness even faster. Should you have any tiny bits of wax left on your skin, then glide the wipes across aforementioned area and they will disappear like magic.
Over all these work so well and you cannot knock them. So quick and convenient. They cost about £6 and are, in my opinion, worth every penny.
I first saw these when looking for hair removal cream and thought I would try something different. The instructions inside the box were helpful, and there seemed to be enough wax strips to last a while. I folllowed the instructions and applied one strip to my leg, but when I pulled it off only a small amount of hair had been removed. Along with this, the wax had stuck to my leg and was very hard to get off. I tried using the special wipes included to remove this, but they were greasy and ineffective. A few weeks later, I thought that I would give them another try and again applied one to my leg. This time slightly more hair was removed, so I continued to do the rest of my leg. However, the wax strips quickly became unusable and did not come close to the amount of applications that the box claimed. Overall they were not worth the effort or money, would not buy again!
I bought these after trying other waxing strips which hadn't worked, has it happens these didn't either as stated it said worked on short hair, I grew mine and left the for ages thinking I'll get a better result, after following all the correct instruction with them I found thy they didn't actually work as well as I'd of thought it left remaing hair there that wasn't removed I was left sticky, I wasn't even able to use some of the strips as when peeled apart the wax was only on one side, very disappointed and will not bother wasting my money on them again as then had to shave which I could of done first time round and saved a lot of hassle and money I have found that most of the products for waxing stops by veer are all the same they don't actually work waste of time
The Veet ready to use wax strips aren't a good product at all and do not live up to any of the company's claims. They claim that they are usable on short hairs, but they are not. They are barely usable on hairs of any length. Upon following instructions to the exact letter I found that the wax strips removed very little hairs and patches were left. The wax strips heat up very quickly as you rub them with your hands for usage. They are also very expensive for what they are. The best thing about the veet wax strips are that they do meet their claim to be safe for sensitive skin. I have extremely sensitive skin and were not affected by the wax strips at all. The instructions provided are very easy to read and to understand.
Overall the wax strips are very disappointing and I would not recommend them.
Before I went on holiday I didn't want to have to shave my legs every 3 days, especially as I was going to be away for 2 weeks and my legs were going to be on show a lot more than usual. So when I was going round my local Sainsbury's I headed for the beauty isle and spotted these Easy Wax Strips. I have the ones with Shea Butter and Berry fragrance for normal skin, although you can get ones which are more gentle for sensitive skin. The packet claims up to 4 weeks of smoothness. There are 20 wax strips in the pack along with 4 perfect finish wipes (which are used to wipe away any excess wax and give shine, they also sooth the skin)
These wipes cost me £8.
How to use them - First you take one of the strips and warm it up by rubbing it in between your palms. This warmed the wax up and makes sure it will grip onto every hair. These claim to grab on to even 1.5mm of hair and there is a measuring length to check whether the hair is long enough. One warmed, you peel the strips apart (there are two stuck together) and then smooth the strip onto your leg. The Easy Grip tab should be pointing towards your ankle and you smooth them down in the direction of hair growth. Then comes the hard bit. You have to brace yourself, take a deep breath and pull the tab back on itself, holding the strip as close to the skin as possible.
My Thoughts - When I used this product I thought it was going to be amazing. I started waxing my legs following the directions and the first bad thing was the pain. Wow. It brought tears to my eyes even though I knew it was going to hurt and I knew when it was coming! It did remove the hair, but was very patchy. After one use of the strip though, you are still able to re use the strop on another patch of leg or on bits you might have missed. So pain aside the wax strips did remove the hair.
However, I found it very hard to do actually. It was virtually impossible to do on my own as doing the backs of my legs meant I was tearing off the strips at an odd angle, which made it even more painful. It was also incredibly messy. The wax stuck to my legs in clumps and no matter how much scrubbing I did with the wipes it just wouldn't come off. The wipes also made my legs look very oily and made greasy marks on everything they touched! I was very disappointed with them actually. It would have been much less stressful just to shave them, which will be what I do next time.
Overall, although they do remove the hair I think there are other more efficient and less messy ways to hair removal. I wasn't impressed by the amount off effort I had to put into this as they are supposed to be easy to use. Misleading Veet! Very misleading!
I have used all varieties of Veet strips. Interestingly, each of them gives a slightly different result. The sensitive skin version(pictured above) are the best of the lot. They do not remove 100% of short hairs as the ads say, and you will probably have to go over an area a few times to get the more stubborn ones off. The grip area definitely makes the job less messy, and if you find yourself between waxes and need a quick fix then they are affordable and do an average job, but nowhere near as good as a professional or home hot wax kit would do.
I've always been scared of waxing my legs because of the pain and the price, although the benefits are pretty good if you can stand it, slower hair regrowth and money saved in the future, so when I saw these veet wax strips on offer in asda for only £2.50 a box I took the plunge!
They are very easy to use, you take a strip and rub it between your hands to warm it up, some people like to blow a hairdryer over it for a seconds to warm it even it better. Then you peel the strips apart and smooth the pink wax down your legs. When I did this I then sat around for a while too scared to pull it back! I think it's probably best to do with a friend as you can pull each others off which would be easier (and probably quite funny).
So anyway when I eventually did pull the strip (and yelped a little) I found that half the pink wax was still on my leg and only some hair was on the strip, I figured I can't have pulled it quick enough so I smoothed on all the rest of the strips all over my legs. I then pulled them all off quick as possible, and as it was my first time trying the wax it hurt a lot, it's like a stinging pain!
The end result was my legs were half covered in sticky pink wax and the parts where it had worked were red and blotch and my legs stung. I don't have sensitive skin and as these wax strips are the sensitive types I was extremely surprised that my legs hurt so much. They looked like this for a few days after too with patches of smooth angry looking skin and patches of hairy skin, it was awful! I had to wait a day until I could shave my legs to get of the left over hair because I didn't want to aggravate the skin anymore.
Veet also supply a few after wax wipes to remove the wax and help sooth and moisturise the skin, which although good at removing the left over wax, there aren't enough supplied. I had a lot of the wax left on my legs and couldn't remove it all and it's extremely hard to remove in the shower, even with a scrub and brush, your legs still have a horrible tacky feeling!
I think this product would probably be good for people who need to wax small parts of their legs in between or after having them professionally done but otherwise I think it's a pretty useless product and a waste of money. Back to the trusty razor for me!
I have used various types of hair removal products in the past, including wax strips, and I have found them to be a real range in terms of their effectiveness. After seeing Veet Easygrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips prior to going on holiday, I thought I would give them a try because if they worked then it would mean that I didn't need to shave for the duration of my holiday. I would ordinarily try to get a professional wax before going on holiday, but I really didn't have time to arrange that. A box of the Veet Easygrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips cost me £5.00 from Asda which I was quite an acceptable amount to pay if they worked as well as the packaging said they would. The box contained both 20 wax strips and also 4 conditioning finishing wipes for used afterwards. There was a full product information leaflet inside the box which gave details regarding product usage etc. and this was comprehensive enough and easy to follow.
Using the strips were fairly easy. It was a matter of warming the wax strips between my hands for a minute or so, and then smoothing the wax strip onto the skin once it was slightly warm. The wax is stuck onto a piece of wax-proof paper and it's easy to smooth the wax surface down onto the skin where you want the hair to be removed from. It's then a matter of smoothly and quickly pulling the wax strip back off of the skin - hopefully bringing the hair with it. It was, of course, painful, but it was moderately painful and it was certainly manageable pain. My experience was that I needed to redo certain areas in order to ensure that all of the hair was removed. It did fine removing the finer hairs, but not so good at removing the thicker or courser hairs that I particularly wanted to be removed! It certainly wasn't perfect and my experience of hair removal creams is certainly better.
My skin was left quite sticky, even after using the finishing wipe. The wipe did remove some of the stickiness, but it did not remove it all.
Overall, I would place the Veet Easygrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips at mediocre and I don't suspect I will choose to buy them again.
It took time, I passed the wax strips more than once before I finally placed them in my basket, but eventually Veet lured me away from my trusted razor. I was promised smooth legs with slow re-growth and little chance of accidentally cutting my ankles off. It seemed too good to be true. And of course it was. The product came simple boxed containing twenty wax strips (which could be used more than once) and four wipes to get rid of the wax afterwards. There is an obvious disjunction between the number of wipes and the number of wax strips, more of the former were desperately needed during my attempts since they seem to be the only thing that can effectively get the wax off. The instructions were simple; rub the wax strips between your hands to warm the wax before applying and pulling off. The process wasn't so easy. Whether it was the fault of my tiny, cold hands or the product, no matter how much I rubbed I couldn't warm the wax strips up enough without resorting to a hair dryer or a hot water bottle. I would be prepared to let this slide if they had actually worked but their ineffectiveness tolled this product's death toll for me. Wary that the fear of future pain might prevent me from pulling the strips off properly I enlisted my sister for a practise run on my legs having helped her previously in similar situations. It was horrible. After several attempts my legs were covered in wax and the wax strips were most definitely not covered in hair. In fact my only mementos of the attempt were painful, bright red legs that looked like my razor had gone on holiday without me. The wipes were, fortunately, quite effective at getting rid of the wax but I was still left with an unpleasant sticky sensation that required a thorough scrubbing in the bath to dispel. While I am naturally a positive person (and on this note I praise the clear instructions, the simple packaging and the wipes) but overall I must categorise Veet Wax Strips as a painful waste of money and time.
After years of going through the tedious task of heating up wax and making a mess all over my legs to get them smooth, I decided to try ready to use wax strips after plenty of advice and relentlessly reading through reviews! Despite all the effort I had to put into making my purchase it couldn't have been more worth it. These are so much easier to use and really do work on short hair! It's definitely less time consuming and somewhat less painful as there is no danger of potentially burning yourself! Hair does grow back after 2 to 3 weeks but I guess that depends on the individual. What I love about these is that they come with finish wipes which really helps reduce the redness after waxing. I have even started using these on my underarms, it's not very painful and extremely effective when the strips are cut in half for a better grip. I have been suing these for a few months now and the hair seems to be growing back somewhat softer and lighter too unlike stubble from shaving! Only downside is that I can't wear deodorant for at least a day as it is quite sensitive even if I use the finish wipes. All in all I'm sticking with these and don't think I will go back to heating up a messy tub of wax anytime soon!!!
I normally use my trusty razor as Id never dared try waxing as it was painful enough at the salon and thats by a professional and I didnt think I could pull that strip away knowing that pain was to come. And as I live alone sadly only I could pull it off. I was browsing the aisles at Boots and saw Veet 20 wax strips for £6.50 which I thought Id try out and put the claim of 'Up to 4weeks of smoothness, easier to use and better than ever' the test.
I did a skin reaction test and the next evening everything was ok so I went for it. I read the manual thoroughly getting all the advice I could on how to achieve the best results and madly hoping there was a subtitle - how to make your waxing pain free. I placed the strip on and pulled it the opposite direction of hair growth, it hurt so bad, to my amazement I was able to do a leg and a half before giving up and resorting to my razor to do the rest. My legs were really smooth but red, sore/itchy and sticky. The redness died down after a night but it was about 2days until it was completely normal again. The little perfect finish wipes that come with the strips were great but you do have to put some elbow work in to get the wax off. And I feel only having four strips wasnt good as alot of wax got left on and four wasnt really enough.
On the box it says up to four weeks of smoothness and effective on short hair which for me it only last about 2 and a half weeks. You can do all areas apart from your face with these strips but I would of found it very tricky and messy doing my bikini line as my legs are easier and that left my legs covered in patches of wax and stubborn hairs let alone a hard to get to area.
I found I spent more time cleaning the stickiness/wax off than the length of time I was able to keep pulling off the strips.
I know waxing is never without pain but I do find having someone else do it is the only way I can get it done. I find the heated wax that is used at my salon gets a better result for my legs so I will be using my razor and paying to get them waxed if Im going out somewhere big. In my opinion I think the price of the wax strips at £6.50 for 20 or £9 for 40 is abit steep as the only thing really worth the money is the little perfect finish wipes as they live up to the name and sooth your skin really well apart from that I think the cheaper wax strips would give the same result along side a good wipe like Veet provides. Id rather pay £20 and get full leg and bikini line off my friend where I know its going to be completely smooth and not little patches of hair remaining. Heated wax is the way to go for me. But as its pricey even though better results Ill stick to my razor.
~~About the product~~
There are a range of Veet products such as facial wax strips, sensitive skin wax strips and hair removal creams. The product can be purchased online and in afew stores for example Tescos and Boots.
The price of the strips can vary as there are sometimes special offers but the standard price even with an offer is about £5 for 20. There are 4 perfect finish wipes which depending on your type of wax strip can have aloe vera or shea butter and berry to sooth the skin.
Any one wishing to test how brave they are, id recommend looking around online and instores for offers on the product as if like me you cant see it through its quite alot of money to put towards a purchase where pain is an unavoidable outcome.
Long lasting results- enjoy smooth skin for up to 4weeks
Effective on short hair
Easier better than ever - this formula removes hair even if your technique is not perfect
Care for your skin type - the perfect finish wipes contain skin protective ingredients
It does have a large number of instructions when using this product with precautions and tips. For example before every use test your skin reaction by applying the wax and a wipe to a small part of the area you wish to treat.
In my opinion the wax strips would be good value for money if I got the results it stated on the box however I didnt and I wasnt hair free for four weeks. So I feel this is a good quality product but for me the price is abit high for how many wax strips you get because how frequently you have to wax/shave it would cost alot by the end of the year.
I would not recommend these wax strips as Im not a waxer as Im not brave enough to keep pulling the strips and found it messy and expensive for the result of getting a red sore legs with patch work hairs left.
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