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In a box you get plenty of strips to pull apart with wax in each side. They are large strips and can be cut down for smaller areas (such as bikini line, under arms and for strays that you've missed in the process).
One thing I like Is it's perfect for the suitcase and doesn't weigh too much for flights!
I've used a lot of hair removal products in the past and as we all know waxing can be really painful and if the wax itself isn't good quality it can mean you are re-waxing areas so many times that your skin gets soar and red.
With veet wax strips I found that the wax minimises the pain and is, so far, the least painful wax that I have tried. Obviously it still hurts to some extent but if you have a lower pain threshold I would definitely recommend this product.
The next thing is that one strip leaves behind very few stray hairs which means you don't have to redo the same area until your skin is red and soar! It also means that it's a lot more time effective and cost effective because you don't use too many strips on each area of skin. There seem to be a small enough amount of hairs behind to pluck them easily and quickly.
After you e waxed the area there are wipes to get rid of the sticky residue left behind and to soothe your skin. I really like the wipes. They're really effective and clean the area nicely. The only thing I would say is that if you are waxing areas like under arms and bikini line and you cut down the strips to smaller sections, tree don't tend to be enough wipes in a pack to last for the life of the wax strips. I sometimes cut the wipes in half to conserve them so that they last longer because they are a godsend for your skin after waxing!
In terms of price, they are a little more expensive that own brand products but I find thy are more cost effective. Own brand products are cheap but not as good quality so don't tend to last as long and, again, can leave skin quite red and irritated because you use so many on the same area of skin.
For travellers, they are also a lot more convenient than the heated wax kits and the strips fit into a suitcase easily so you can use them on the go!
If you cut them down they can also get a little messy and wax can get on your hands and places it is t necessarily intended but the wipes get rid of that mess with no problem.
Overall I would definitely recommend these strips and think they are a great product!
Firstly I have bought these wax strips the sensitive and the normal ones for about 3 years now they were the first wax strips for body that I'd used.
- I think they are brilliant for all sorts of waxing, for example I used them to do full legs, underarms, arms and facial(eyebrows) so pretty much everywhere. I've recently just started using them for my underarms and I think the main thing is practice as at first I was ripping off my skin :( ouch painful but when I got the technique sorted I cut them into small strips and I leave them on the radiator to heat then but baby powder under my arms then just apply them as instructed and they work amazingly I was so happy I didn't have to shave for 2 weeks wow. Also the same on all of the other body parts it's really good.
Also the packaging is really good you get very informative instructions, 4 wipes which remove traces of the wax after use and the wax strips which is really handy and portable :)
I think the cost of these would be the only downfall in my opinion as they can be upto £10 in boots for a 40 pack which don't last you very long if your using them on all of your legs but as for underarms you only need one for both of your underarms.
I think beginners wouldn't like these that much at first as of all wax strips they are very painful to remove but once they get used to it after that it's fine. When I first started waxing my legs it took ages for me to do one leg as it was so painful at first but if you have a hot shower first you'll be fine as this opens your pores so it's easier to do.
Summary- I love these wax strips they are great I'd definately recommend people to start waxing as the results last so much longer and the hair grows back a lot thinner.
== Price ==
I buy the Veet ready to use wax strips for sensitive skin as my skin can get extra sore and red after waxing, so therefore the sensitive skin range is best suited for my skin. I buy these from my local Asda Supermarket priced at £4.00. These wax strips are available from most supermarkets and other stores such as Boots etc with the price range being very similar, but I find Asda usually has the cheapest price.
== Packaging ==
The packaging stands out compared to the one for normal skin as the packaging is coloured light blue. The logo and product details are printed on the front of the box, as well user instructions detailed on the back. The box contains 4 finish wipes, 20 wax strips and instruction manual.
== My Experience ==
This veet wax contains vitamin E and Almond Oil to aid in keeping sensitive skin soft and irritated free. However as my skin can be extra sensitive, to be on the safe side I like to bathe my skin first and then do the waxing (obiviously dry any damp skin before use).
Before use it is advised to do a allergy test a day before just to make sure that wax does not have any adverse effects on the skin, and ensure that the skin has not got any evidence of creams or oils as this can prevent the wax from sticking to the hairs properly.
The first step is to warm the wax strips by rubbing them in your hands, it only takes a few seconds before you can start to feel the wax strips warm up. Once slightly warm the strips can then be peeled apart, which I found very easy to do. The strips are then pressed against the skin so that it is in the direction of the hair growth.
The wax strips must then be peeled off in the opposite direction, and done so very quickly in a fast peel off motion. If done correctly then the hair strands should be peeled off and stuck on the sticky side of the strips. I personally find that I have to repeat the process a few times as my hair is quite thick and long, but after a few times the wax strips manages to clear away all of the hair from my skin.
I found that these are a lot easier to use on short hairs (2mm-5mm ) compared to longer thicker hairs as I tend to have to use a quite a few strips just for one area. However despite using more strips than I would have liked, it still manages to do the job and get rid of any unwanted hair.
The waxing part does sting a bit, and it tended to sting more when I was waxing longer hairs. So just be prepared for a bit of stinging during use and some redness after use.
After the waxing is complete I then use the finish wet wipes that came with the wax strips to clean away the wax residue left behind on my skin. After the wax has cleared I then put some nice cooling cream on to the skin, as the waxing can leave my skin a little red hot and sore. However after 30 minutes or so the redness does start to fade away as does the soreness.
I find that the hair starts to grow back after about 2 to 3 weeks which is a lot better than shaving which I find hair grows back after a week.
== Verdict ==
I would recommend using these Veet Wax Strips as they are very easy to use and do have long lasting results. The only downside is the stinging and slight redness that occurs after the waxing, but it doesn't last that long, thankfully! Overall I would purchase these again in the future and would recommend these to all women.
I'm sure I'm not the only woman out there having tried various different methods of hair removal before sticking with one or maybe you haven't been so lucky and found your perfect method yet. Well, the Veet strips were one of the things I tried in my quest. Here are my thoughts:
I used to shave but it's tedious and the constant regrowth and stubble is annoying and I I wanted to see if waxing is for me I tried the strips to try it out at home. I didn't want to spend a lot of money at a salon only to find out I can't stand the pain. So I got the sensitive skin kit from Veet.
The kit gives you 20 wax strips and 4 aftercare wipes to get rid of any residue of wax. These are very handy, I just wish there were more in the packet.
It is recommended that you rub the strips between your hands to warm up the wax a bit. What I do in colder months, I put them on the radiator which makes them nice and soft, or in the summer put them in the sun for a bit.
Simply peel off the protective strip and smooth the wax strip onto your leg. I do this with my hair at about 5mm long and it works well for me. Once I've smoothed down the strip it's finding the courage to rip it off in one go. This is the trickiest bit I find cause if you do that yourself you know when you are about the rip the strip off. If someone else did this for you it's easier to bear I find.
The results are ok. There were quite a few hairs left on my legs. I had to go over them again but never got the perfect smooth result.
Also you end up with little sticky wax bits on your legs. These clean off with the wipes that are supplied.
I ended up shaving the rest of the hair off. I have since been to a salon to have my legs done and got perfect results. Of course it's much more expensive, but the results are worth it I think.
The kit costs around £7 but you can surely find it on offer somewhere if you shop around. One kit gave me 3 legs waxes. I just do half leg and reuse the same strip 2-3 times. So it's good value for money, if you want to give it a go then it won't cost you a fortune and I'd say go for it. It be useful if there was an extra 2 wipes in the kit though cause with 3 leg waxes per kit, one wipe per leg (3x2=6) that would work for me. But everyone is different.
I have since bought an epilator and although the initial price is much more, I think I'm gonna got much more value for money out of it. The pain is similar and with an epilator there is no messing around with sticky wax and wipes.
I would say if you have considered waxing then try it, the price is right. But for myself I have now found my own preferred method and that's epilating. It's the end of my quest.
Veet ready to use wax strips are what I like to use on my underarms when I haven't got time to properly wax as they are really easy and convenient to use and although they aren't as good as a proper waxing they do work and get my underarm hair free.
The wax strips are really easy to use and you just need to rub them together in your hands to warm the wax a little and then peel them apart and then place the wax strip on the area you want to wax. Pat the wax strip down and then holding the tab on the strip pull the strip away in the direction of the hair growth to pull the hair out. You just keep doing this until you are hair free.
I'm not going to lie anyone who says that using these doesn't hurt is lying because it is rally painful especially on delicate areas like the armpits. They do work though I do find that it takes a lot of go's and quite a few strips to get even a small area like my underarm completely hair free and even then there are always a few stragglers that the strips can't manage to get that I need to use the tweezers on.
They also leave a really sticky residue but included in the pack are four finishing wipes which remove this. I also find that baby wipes are pretty good for getting rid of this residue too. They also leave my skin looking a bit red and a little bit tender but this is to be expected.
Overall I would definitely recommend these strips but only if you are short of time as there are better ways to wax than with these but if you are in a hurry or just can't be bothered with the whole drama of waxing then these do the job quite well considering how little effort is involved in using them.
They cost around about £6.50 for a pack which is enough to do my underarms a few times. If you plan on using these for your entire body then don't expect the pack to last more than one use and even then because the strips do lose their stickiness and effectiveness pretty quickly you might even need more than the one box.
Having long dark thick hair is ok when it's on your head - but there are plenty of other places that I could do without it!
I find shaving just encourages the growth, so as often as possible, I use wax strips. I usually just buy the cheap ones from the pound shop and finish off the stragglers with an epilator, but I noticed that Tesco were selling Veet strips at half price so I gave them a go.
Package & Price
The ones I chose were the regular Normal Skin but you can also get them for sensitive skin (my skin is as sensitive as a rhino so no need of these for me!). The usual price for 20 strips is £4.98 and mine were great value at £2.40. The sensitive skin ones are more expensive - full price £7.00. The Normal Skin strips come in a pink box, and the Sensitive Skin ones are packaged in blue.
There are 20 double-sided wax strips. It says that they smell of Shea Butter and Berry, but I didn't notice any exceptional smell. Unlike cheaper ones, the shape of the strip is different - rounded at the top and two pointy bits at the bottom on each side - and this does make it much easier to "wheek" off. The pack says that 20 strips are enough for two half legs, but I found that one packet was enough for both full legs and bikini. You also get 4 little Perfect Finish wipes to remove any sticky wax left behind - these are great, you don't get them with the cheap strips at all.
The instructions say to rub the strips between your hands to help separate them, carefully peel them apart using the rounded bit. Apply, rubbing the strip in the direction your hair grows (hard when it is the back of my legs!), then hold the skin taut and pull back quickly! Finish off with the wipes.
Definitely much much better than the cheap ones! They removed even short hairs and I only had a few small stragglers left to take off with the epilator. No great nice smell, but no nasty one either.
My Personal Waxing Adventure!
OK - waxing doesn't tickle, but I have had far worse discomfort on many occasions! Some tricks I use include:
* Have an anti-inflammatory or a beer before I start
* Lay out the strips on a hot water bottle of over the radiator before starting - it warms and softens
* Do this on used strips too - there may still be some life left in them (when the wax goes opaque all
the stickiness has gone)
* Plan a reward for afterwards!
Definitely not as good as a salon wax but so much cheaper, especially at half price! Veet are far superior to the cheap strips, but full price is quite steep so think I will stock up while on offer.
I'm also tempted to try the new Veet hot wax (thanks for the reviews on this guys) as wax strips aren't perfect.
I've given these strips 4 stars - they are probably as good as you'll get for home waxing strips so I'm happy with the results.
Thanks for reading - off for my treat now!
I use a variety of hair removal methods, like many women I know, to ensure that I get the best results for a specific area. When it comes to hair removal I am happy to pay for quality products that ensure a smooth, nice looking finish as I have very sensitive skin and can suffer shaving rash when using razors. I am a huge fan of Veet ready to use wax strips as I find them very simple and convenient to use.
These particular wax strips come in a blue cardboard box and there are 20 wax strips within the box. In addition to this there are 4 finishing wipes which are individually wrapped and ready for use after I've finished waxing. I always pick up the wax strips that are designed for sensitive skin and the full selling price of these is around £7.30 in Boots at present. I rarely pay full price for these though, unless I desperately need them, and I always wait for at least 1/3 off or some other similar offer which runs often in Boots. These sensitive strips contain Vitamin E and Almond which is ideal for keeping my skin soft and smooth as well as not irritating it either. Also, in addition to Boots these are available from supermarkets and lots of other places too.
I use these Veet wax strips on my legs and using them is very simple. They should be used on bare legs that have growth of at least 0.5mm and you should not have used a moisturiser or any other product on your legs first otherwise the wax may not be fully effective. I use my hands to warm up a strip and then peel the two pieces apart. I then apply one strip to my leg smoothing it down my leg and holding the skin tight and then I hold my skin with one hand while using the other hand to rip the strip upwards (against the hair growth). It takes just seconds to apply this and then rip it off again too. In terms of pain this is lower on the pain scale than epilation, which I have done for a while in the past, so it isn't a problem for me at all. If you are someone who has only used a razor or hair removal cream then you will notice that this stings a little and it can take your breath away but this only lasts for a few seconds and if you are prompt with the waxing you can get your whole legs done in under 10 minutes easily and then use one of the finish wipes.
Using these wax strips leaves my legs hair free and looking fantastic. I find that I can re-apply this another one or two times after the first use and it will still remove hairs meaning that one strip can go quite a long way really. After a couple of uses it isn't effective at removing any hairs so I usually just use it two times, sometimes three. Looking at the wax strips makes it obvious just how much hair has been removed and I always find that this makes me feel better that I'm getting value for money despite these being quite expensive. I tend to wax half my leg (from the knee down) and then epilate or shave the top half where there is minimal hair and because they are never on display it doesn't matter if I get a rash from the epilating.
I find that from a box of 20 strips I can get 3 or 4 full wax sessions of both my legs from the knee down. I do not have the slimmest legs so perhaps a smaller person would get even better value for money. When weighing it up it costs me less than £2.50 for a wax from the knee down and this actually is about £18 cheaper than my local salon I used to visit for the same treatment.
The finishing wipes that come within this box are also fantastic and simple to use. They are folded up very small and when you undo them it is a surprise just how generously sized they are. These are perfect for wiping any leftover wax residue off your legs and they work well for me. They help to moisturise my legs (although I do use a moisturiser about 30 minutes after I finish using one of the wipes) and my legs are left looking and feeling soft and smooth too. There is a light floral smell to these wipes that is inoffensive enough and one wipe will comfortably clean both half legs for me.
In general it is fair to say that I find these wipes simple to use. I am always pleased with the results and as long as I ensure I rip the strips off quickly and in one fluid motion I have no problems with bruising or excess pain. I do have to use quite a few strips to do two half legs but then the strips are cheap compared to visiting a salon where I experience very similar results. The wipes are simple to use and the perfect finish wipes are a nice touch that help me to clean my legs and achieve a perfect result. There is nothing that I can fault about these wax strips or the finishing wipes therefore I am going to give these wax strips 5 out of 5 stars. Obviously if you have a low pain threshold then waxing may not be for you but being someone who has epilated in the past this doesn't bother me much at all! I can go a good two weeks before I need to wax again and I love that these strips can be used on a regular basis without causing any damage to my sensitive skin.
* ~ * THE WAX STRIPS * ~ *
The wax strips are made by Veet and come in a blue and pink cardboard box which then contains the 20 wax strips and 3 perfect finishing wipes for when you have finished waxing. The wax strips are a convenient and easy way to ensure effective and long-lasting hair removal. These particular wax strips are for sensitive skin; how-ever you can get other wax strips for different skin types. I went for the sensitive one's because I have been suffering from dry skin on my legs so I wanted something that would be extra kind to my skin. The strips contain Vitamin E and Almond which are perfect for sensitive skin. You can buy the wax strips from stores such as Boots, Superdrug and other supermarkets. I purchased mine from Boots and they cost me £7.19 for a pack of 20 strips. You can also buy them in packs of 40; how-ever I haven't seen these in my local boots store.
* ~ * USING THE WAX STRIPS * ~ *
The wax strips need to be used on legs which haven't had moisturiser or anything else applied to them, as this can stop the wax from working properly. Hair also needs to be at least 0.5mm long when using the wax strips. There are instructions inside and on the back on the box on how to use the wax strips. Simply warm the wax strips between your palms and then peel the 2 strips apart. Using just one of the strips smooth down onto your leg and holding your skin taut with the other hand immediately pull the wax strip off in the opposite direction of the hair re-growth. The strip needs to be pulled off immediately after applying it otherwise the wax can start to dry and this can cause irritation to your legs when removing. I thought the wax strips would be quite painful to use, how-ever they weren't too bad. I used to epilate my legs; how-ever I kept getting ingrown hairs so I changed to waxing instead. Using the wax strips hurts a lot less then epilating, how-ever if you are not used to waxing or using an epilator than you may find this a little painful, even though the pain doesn't really last for long. I often cheat and pop a wax strip on top of the radiator before using, as my hands are often cold so they don't heat the wax up very much. I only leave it on the radiator for a few seconds, and then I applied one half of the strip on my legs and smoothed it down. This is really easy to do, but can prove a little difficult when getting to the knee area.
As soon as I pulled back the wax strip I could see the amount of hairs that were attached to the wax. You can use the wax strip a few times before having to throw it away so I used it again. After about the 3rd time it wasn't really worth using as it wasn't pulling anymore hairs out, how-ever the other half of the wax strip could be used by folding in half and warming up as before. The hair's were pulled straight out, without breaking and left my skin looking very smooth and hair free. I only waxed my lower legs as I don't get many hairs on my upper legs, and these hairs are very find so I find that wax doesn't remove them very well. I was surprised at how many wax strips I actually had to use in order to remove all of the hairs from my leg. I had to use at least 6-7 wax strips on each leg in order to get rid of all the hairs.
There was a particular patch on my knee where I pulled most of the wax strip off and then paused for an unknown reason before pulling the rest off. This left a fair amount of wax residue on my leg and also caused some slight bruising to my leg as well, so make sure you pull the wax strip off in one go and don't pause or stop when pulling it off!
* ~ * THE FINISHING WIPES * ~ *
The finishing wipes are perfect for wiping away any wax residue and for moisturising your legs, as you may find the wax may cause a little irritation from all the pulling of the hairs. Although there wasn't a lot of wax residue left on my legs I decided to use one of the wipes anyway. The wipes are folded up but are quite large and unfold, so you can use the wipe on both legs. The wipes do a really good job at removing any wax residue and left my legs feeling really smooth and soft and also a little moisturised too. The wipes are slightly scented and smell a little floral, how-ever this isn't very strong and the smell doesn't really last.
* ~ * OVERALL OPINION * ~ *
Although the wax strips did a good job at removing the hair's from my legs I was disappointed at how many strips I actually had to use in order to remove all the hairs, and this was only the bottom half of my legs. I found the wax strips easy to use and they didn't cause me any discomfort to my skin. The finishing wipes are a great way to soothe your skin after waxing and wipes away any wax residue easily. As you get 4 finishing wipes, I think this is more than enough in a single pack and I even had some left over. In terms of quality I think they are good quality but are pricey considering I would use all the wax strips up from waxing the bottom half of both legs just twice. Legs are meant to stay smooth up to 4 weeks, how-ever I found that I started to get re-growth back within about 2 weeks so these don't live up to the 4 week claim. I give this product 3 out of 5 stars, as they do remove hair but they are expensive and don't last very long.
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Until I studied beauty at college, I had never thought of waxing my legs. Shaving is just something I have always done because waxing meant going to a salon and spending more money - razors cost £3 for a few and last a couple of months! After learning how to wax properly and having waxing done on my own legs, I decided to buy my own 'at home' kit so I could get better whilst making my legs silky smooth.
My leg hair has never been dark or thick, its quite light and fair but it does bother me a ridiculous amount. When shaved, it tends to grow back to stubble in around 4 days (but I whip it back off again before this point!).
In honesty, I only brought the Debut wax strips because they were the cheapest on the shelf, but they do state that they are the best for beginners. I don't really understand how you can have a 'for beginners' wax kit purely because its a simple task you can master by reading instructions.
The 'Debut' wax strips come in a deep purple box which is exactly the same dimentions as other wax strip boxes by the brand. On the front there is floral detail and it explains that it is 'for beginners'. I have to admit I did really like the design as its quite girly without being pink and it stood out on the shelf amongst all the other waxing products. On the back of the box there are brief instructions and inside there is an information leaflet which I advise you read even if you have used waxing strips before. There is also a contents list so you know what you may need to buy along with this box. Inside you get 12 wax strips which I think is quite a lot considering the low price of the product.
The strips can be used on shorter hairs aswell as ones which have grown back a bit, therefore you could shave even the smallest stubble (according to the box). I only use wax on my legs as I find it to be the least painful, any other body part hurts so I just shave. It does advise not to use the strips on more sensitive areas so I would stick to legs, underarms, bikini line and nothing more. If you wish to wax facial hair then there are kits especially for this which will work a million times better.
Now with wax, it is a well known thing that it doesn't always smell that good. I found that these smelt incredibly nice! They are enriched with almond oil and this scent is really strong on the wax strips when warmed.
To use these wax strips you need to warm the wax strips between your hands for roughly 30 seconds. You could do this for less time if you wish but I find 30 seconds warms the wax the right amount for being comfortable and easy to use without hurting yourself. If you don't warm the strips enough they do not work and will feel uncomfortable. The strips are stuck together in pairs so you need to first remove them from eachother and then apply one to your skin. When you wax, you need to pull the strip against the direction of hair growth. If your hair grows downwards, you need to rip the wax strip upwards. This means you will have to make sure the grip tab is at the bottom of the strip. I find that when waxing, it is best to start at the outside base of your leg by your ankle and work your way around and upwards.
When the wax strip is on your skin, make sure you rub it in firm straight movements downwards and rip off quickly - if you leave it for too long the wax will get cold and be painful to remove. Once you've smoothed the strip you need to pull your skin so its quite tight, grab the little 'easy to remove' tab and pull quickly towards your body. No matter how painful it is you must rip it quickly to get the hairs out properly - the quicker you pull the shorter you're in pain for! In honesty it doesn't hurt that much and because you are in control, you determine when you do the next strip and when to stop! I managed to re-use the same strip on two whole bits and then I used it a third time to quickly whip off any left over hairs. I think 3 uses with one strip is all you can get though and it did loose most of its stickiness after the second go! I think it took me 8-10 strips to do my whole leg which is quite good going!
I would advise you to exfoliate before waxing as if you use tanning products the wax will remove all traces of tan. Any dead skin cells will be whipped away along with hair so for best results remove all dead skin cells and tan before waxing.
I have to admit, I really like the little tab as I find it so much more helpful than just trying to grip onto the tiny bit of paper they give you with others. The hairs were removed quite easily and I found that only a tiny amount were left behind which I just grabbed again afterwards.
When it comes to aftercare, they do give you wipes but I found these to be dry and pointless. In honesty they are a waste of the companies money to produce. I used one on one leg and it made no difference whatsoever! I advise using after sun (aloe vera) especially if you have sensitive skin because it is really good at cooling and healing skin which has become red and irritated.
The smooth leg effect of waxing remained for around 3-4 weeks and when the hairs did grow back they were very fine and not prickly like usual stubble. This is a usual factor of waxing but I was very impressed all the same and would definitely use the product again - especially as I still have a few strips left in the box!
Veet products can be brought in mot supermarkets and drug stores and they retail at £3.99 roughly but I have found the price varies depending on the store. Asda also had a £1 deal on these in my local store not too long ago but I don't know whether this was to get rid of a batch or just because they wanted to give ladies a chance to get gorgeous!
Before I went to university I went to a professional to get my waxing done. However once on my student budget I found that I couldn't afford the money to get myself professional done. I bought this product when it was on offer at Tesco. As an experienced waxer, I don't really notice the pain anymore, although I have to say that this is more painful than with hot wax. I also ended up very sticky, with wax everywhere. The actual quality of hair removal was much lower than what I was used to with hot wax. I find I have to do it every 2-3 weeks, as opposed to the 5-6 weeks with hot wax. I'm also not able to do the stubborn hairs on my knees, and so have to sort that out with hair removal cream. I also think that if you haven't waxed before it wont work so well, as your hairs will be more deeply embedded than mine. This is undoubtedly good value, as one box will do me about 3 times.
I have NEVER shaved my legs... a fact that i'm quite proud of and a fact that others seem to find very strange! Since i was about 15 i have opted to wax my legs instead because it has been proven that the hair grows back slower and finer each time. The hair on my legs has never been dark because i have naturally quite fair hair anyway, so obviously i did not want black, course hair growing on me pins!! I have ALWAYS paid to have it done because usually i can go about eight to ten weeks without the hair growing back... but since i've been at university i have had to cut down on my spending! Also, i think i would feel like i was cheating on the beautician that normally waxes my legs back at home if i went anywhere else... So anyway, i bought some Veet Wax strips to try out in between visits!
I decided to buy the Debut edition strips because the box specified that they would be good for beginners - (and they were the cheapest on the shelf!!). The box is purple and decorated in flowers. Overall, the design is very feminine... i guess it is meant to distract you from the pain inside the box!! On the side there are a set of five instructions with simple diagrams to help you use the wax strips to their full potential. On the other side there is a list of ingredients and a contents list - which proved very useful because for a while i was convinced they had only given me half the amount of strips, until i realised each one splits into two! On the back there is a LOT of information regarding precautions, how to get the best results and why you should choose the brand. However, i did notice contradictory information on the packaging... on the front it says there are two Perfect Finish wipes and on the side it says there are four. I definitely only received two!
You can purchase this product in beauty retailers such as Superdrug and Boots... or large supermarkets. I paid £3 (normal cost £3.99) for 12 wax strips which i think is good value considering i would normally pay £16 for half a leg wax.
These are easygrip strips that are 'ready to use' and come enriched with vitamin E and almond for sensitive skin. The box states that they are effective on short hair and the effects last for up to four weeks. These strips are suitable for use on your legs, arms, underarms and bikini line ONLY. If this is your first time too, it suggests using it on your legs to begin with! When i first opened the box, the first thing that struck me was how beautiful they smelt! The almond oil really makes the product more appealing... it made a change from the scent of wax i get in my beauty salon! My friends also commented on it, so the scent is quite powerful, but not overbearing!
The wax strips are really easy to use! First you should do a patch test 24 hours before using the product. In all honesty, i was too lazy to do this and risked it! You should also make sure the hair is between 2 and 5mm in length. Any longer and you should trim it, to avoid discomfort later on. Next, you should rub the wax strip between your hands to warm the wax. It doesn't state how long... i tended to do this until my hands were warm (about 20 seconds) and concluded that was long enough. Next you should peel the strips apart using the easygrip tab. This was simple enough because the tabs are long enough to grip and it didn't require too much effort to separate the two. You should then apply the strip with the easygrip tab towards the ankle and rub repeatedly in the direction of the hair growth. Holding the tab, pull the strip back very quickly in one motion. OUCH!! Actually... the pain wasn't that bad!! I think either i'm so used to the pain or i told myself it was going to be worse than it was!! The box suggests you keep the strip close to the skin as possible and hold the skin taut to avoid discomfort, both of which i ignored and still got good results. Finally, after waxing you should remove excess wax with the perfect finish wipes. I expected these to be wet, but actually, its just felt like a napkin caked in grease!
So... the results. The easygrip system works well. I did not have problems pulling the strips apart, or off my legs, which was great. Only once did i lose the grip at the end of the 'swift motion' but the wax (and hair) came off when i 'reattached' the strip! Yes i noticed immediately after my first strip that the product worked. You can sometimes see your skin in paler in that area because the wax takes the dead skin cells with it! There was no hair left in its place and if i looked closely at the wax strip i could see the evidence. Veet say that you can use the same wax strip several times, until it loses the stickiness. I managed to get two go's out of one strip, until it became less waxy! I must admit, i expected a few more... but that was wishful thinking! You effectively get six strips for each leg, which i found doesn't cover your whole leg... luckily for me, i only wax the bottom half of my leg and the backs don't tend to have as much hair as the front, so this wasn't a problem... but for others, you may need to buy more strips! My friends who have used this product in the past have said it was much easier to wax the finer hairs than the thicker ones (which may seem obvious, but shouldn't the wax pick up any hair... regardless of its texture?!) I found that the strips left a few patches of hair in places, which i tried to get rid of by using the same strip several times, but to no success. In the end i opted to plucking the hairs the wax didn't pick up!
I do have sensitive skin, and found that my legs came out quite red very quickly, but this is something i am used to seeing in the salon, so i wasn't concerned. They did not become irritated during or after the process, so i would agree with the statement that these are suitable for sensitive skin! The wax strips may leave some stickiness in places which can be removed easily with the wipes. I found them to be really effective at this... but they feel horrid and make your legs (and hands!) look super greasy!! I had to shower my legs in the end because i hated the feeling!! This is definitely one area that this product could need improving!! Overall, i was very pleased with the initial results.
My legs were smooth for around six weeks... which is more than Veet suggested... but something i put down to having always opted to wax, not the quality of the product! I don't agree with Veet's slogan 'better grip, perfect results' because although i agree there was good grip, there was definitely still some hair clinging on. I would not be prepared to pay for this quality in a beauty salon... but for casual use, the results were very good. I will award this product 4 out of 5 and it is definitely something i would use again!
When I am going away or on occasions when I know my legs are going to be on show I will usually wax my legs in order to keep hear growth to a minimum. On one of these occasions I went out and purchased the veet grip ready to use wax strips, they looked like they would do the job and have recently been redesigned with an end which is slightly bigger so you can get a better grip when you pull the waxing strip off.
**What is special about these strips?**
The wax in these strips contains shea butter and berry, sounds lovely and less painful as shea butter is supposed to help protect your skin. As previously mentioned the grip tab is said to allow you to develop the perfect waxing technique in one pull, I hate it when you only manage to get half of a waxing strip off!
These strips are also designed to be effective on short hair as short as 2mm and are meant to give long lasting results up to 4 weeks.
**What do you get in the box?**
In the box you will receive 20 wax strips, strips are stuck together in sets of 2. You will also receive 4 perfecting finishing wipes. These wipes should remove any excess wax and sooth skin in the process. The box also contains an instruction manual; these instructions are also shown on the side of the box along with other product information such as ingredients.
**Using the strips**
In order to begin using the strips you need to first warm them up slightly in between your hands. I found this to be a simple process, I rubbed the strips in between my hands for around 30 seconds and I found this to be a sufficient amount of time. The strips pulled apart easily.
I have to be honest one of the main reasons I decided to go with these strips was the fact I thought they would have a nice smell considering they contain shea butter and berry. I have to say I was disappointed, I didn't think they smelt like either of these ingredients. I could detect the berry but only slightly and it smelt very artificial.
I applied the strip to my leg with the easy grip tab facing towards my ankle as instructed. The wax stuck to my skin very well, now for the brave part.
Holding my skin taunt I pulled off the wax strip, this wasn't any more pleasant or less than any other waxing products that I have used.
However the results were of a less standard. I looked at the strip and saw some hair but not a lot and on my leg I still had patches of hair.
I continued to use the strips for the rest of my legs with similar results, for some reason I had random patches of hair which the strips had just not picked up despite going over them again and again.
After deciding that I couldn't get to all of the hairs with the waxing strips I decided I would go over these areas with my epilator and that seemed to do the trick.
Once this process was all finished I reached for a finishing wipe. These seemed very greasy and did not manage to remove much wax, however it did sooth my skin.
After all this effort to wax I was a bit miffed but thought well at least I won't have to shave my legs for 4 weeks. Yet again I was disappointed. After around 9-10 days I had to shave my legs again. I'm not particularly hairy and my leg hairs grow at an average pace so this was a let down.
These waxing strips cost around £6.95 but can be found on offer at a much cheaper price.
With disappointing results I certainly will not be buying these waxing strips again as I have used better ones at a cheaper price. For a well known and reputable brand like veet who can charge more for their products I expected better.
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After years of shaving and tweezing I decided to try at home waxing, I was too nervous to go straight to the salon so thought trying at home would be for the best. I bought the mini wax strips first (20 in the pack, 4 after wax wipes) with the intention of waxing eyebrows and top lip. This is really hassle free waxing, you rub the strips between your palms vigorously for maybe up to a minute, it really doesn't take long at all for the wax to warm up. You gently peel apart and have two strips that are ready to use. Once you position the strip you press down firmly and run in the direction of the hair, then pull the skin as tight as possible and rip quickly against the directly of the hair. It is important to pull the strip back on itself rather than in an upwards direction.
I found the strips effectively removed nearly all of the unwanted eyebrow and top lip hair, only having to tweeze one or two. I didn't find the treatment painful and it is so quick to use.
The bad points are: leaves my skin quite red afterwards, have to do it before bed so it has plenty of time to calm down. You only get 4 wipes per 20 strips so you may end up with no wipes left and wax isn't the easiest thing to get off. I also found the wipes greasy and caused little white spots to appear on the waxed area.
I now use an ingrowing hair treatment instead of the wipes and do not have this problem.
Overall I would recommend this product as a quick and easy to use product that is inexpensive.
For me, this product is an absolute no!
I first used it a year ago. I followed the instructions to a tee, and it didn't work; I rubbed the strips between my hands to warm them up, as it said to do, i applied it to a part of my leg in the direction of the growth of my hairs, i pressed it down and pulled the strip away against the growth of the hair.
The hair that the strip was applied to was not pulled out at all, not one single strand.
The only result was sticky horrible wax being left over my leg.
I then used the wipes that were provided with it to try and remove the left-over wax, and was extremely unsuccessful!
i was expecting a lot of pain with pulling hairs out (which, being expected, was welcome), however the only pain i got was from scrubbing and scrubbing at the bits with the sticky wax all over it!
Now, you may say that I'd only tried it once and maybe i should try it again, but i did that, about a month after the previously mentioned episode. And still came out with the same result! so was pretty miffed!
However, recently i decided to do it again, thinking that maybe it was the pack that i used at the time which had a problem, but i only got the same results!
Maybe i'm doing it wrong? but if i am then it is only because the instructions are rubbish!
in my opinion, this is a waste of time and i'd rather have to shave my legs every day than use this again!
Unfortunately for me I have dark leg hair that grows quite quickly, so shaving is a must however doesn't last very long, so I decided to try the Veet ready to use wax strips and I was no disappointed!
There are different types of these wax strips e.g. for sensitive skin, or first time waxers, and different quantities in the box (20 or 40 wax strips). As I thought it would be cheaper in the long run and would last longer, I went for the 40 wax strips - 20 'double' strips.
The packaging is simple and colourful, and not too big so can easily be stored. Inside the 40 wax strips box was 20 'double' strips (as in there are 20 in the box, but you peel them apart to get 2 separate waxing strips) and 4 'perfect finish' wipes designed to remove an excess wax and calm the skin down.
The instructions were very simple and easy to follow - warm up the double strip between your hands, slowly peel apart, smooth onto the leg going WITH the hair growth, pull skin taut and pull off in one swift, upwards motion!
If you're a first time waxer, this may be painful for you, however it lessens the more you do it, and is totally worth it! The finish is great, however I found doesn't last the 6 weeks it says it will - but that's all down to individual differences, as I've found my leg hair grows quite fast.
The downsides of this product is that if you don't remove the strip in an 'upwards' motion, as close to the skin as possible, leg hairs can 'snap' instead of being lifted from the root, so you end up with nasty black dots on your legs where the root is, so be careful! Also, some wax can get left behind, so you end up a little sticky at the end of the waxing session, but the perfect finish wipes should fetch this off easily with a bit of perseverance!