Product Type: Veet Hair Removal
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A terrible product - very disappointed.
Veet Ready to Use Cold Wax Strips Face
Member Name: walsha11
Veet Ready to Use Cold Wax Strips Face
Date: 20/03/12, updated on 24/07/12 (40 review reads)
Advantages: smell, wipes
Disadvantages: sticky, no hair removal, expensive, no grip, strips too small
I wax my bikini line every couple of months and I like to try a mixture of different waxing strip products to see which is best. This is definitely the worst one I have tried yet!
I would generally view Veet as quite a trustworthy and reliable brand - I have used their products in the past and always found they had relatively good results. On seeing the product in the supermarket (Asda) I found the packaging appealing - a nice pink colour with berries which indicate the fresh, fruity smell of the wax. Reading the product description 'EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips...Effective on short hair - up to four weeks of smoothness' I felt it was the right product for me. I often find with waxing that the strips do not have a great grip to the hair, especially short hair, and don't work very well - so easy grip sounded perfect. I also felt confident that the smoothness and hair removal would last as it said on the box up to four week (and generally my hair grows back quite slowly). The box does say for face - but in my experience (and according to the box) this just means 'small area' rather than exclusively your face. So they should have been ideal for bikini line waxing.
On opening the box I was surprised by the size of the strips. For a box that only contains twenty strips the amount of wax on easy strip is ridiculously small! I felt a little cheated to be honest - it seems like a cheap option rather than something that provides better quality. The smell of the wax was nice, a fruity berry smell which is a pleasant alternative to the often synthetic/chemical smelling waxes you can buy. I rubbed the strips between my hands as directed and applied to the hair. On removal of the strip I found that NO hair had been taken off - and that the wax had lifted off the strip and remained on the area of application. As you can imagine, this was both uncomfortable and most inconvenient. I had to use one of the wipes to remove the wax - which was not particularly effective and left the area oily and greasy which meant I could not wax that area. I decided to try using the strip without rubbing it as I felt that I may have been too overzealous in heating the strip hence the unfortunate results of my first try. I attempted again with a cold strip and found EXACTLY the same problem. Eventually I completely abandoned using the waxing strips altogether and decided to use some I already had (a wilkinsons own brand) which were far more effective. I have since tried to use the strips again, storing them in a cold place, and found exactly the same problem which is really disappointing.
The product retails at between £5-£7 depending on where you purchase it (£5.30 from boots, although I cannot remember what I paid in Asda I believe it was similar as I felt it was expensive at the time). The price led me to believe the product would be very good - but at practically 25p a waxing strip this is a complete rip off given that the strips don't work at all.
In conclusion, I would definitely NOT recommend this product to anyone - it was absolutely useless and the only redeeming features were the smell and the fact that they included wipes (which you clearly need because all the wax stay on the area rather than comes off with the strip). Bad buy!
(This review may also appear on Ciao under the name Doll12)
Summary: A product that is too expensive and completely ineffective.
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