Product Type: Veet Hair Removal
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Smooth legs at a painful price
Veet Easygrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips
Member Name: puple_lady
Veet Easygrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips
Date: 08/04/12, updated on 08/04/12 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Perfect finish wipes are great, wax strips dont tear
Disadvantages: The price for the quantity, Messy
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.
Summary: Expensive price tag for 20wax strips and 4 perfect finish wipes