Product Type: Veet Hair Removal
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FOR SMOOTHER LEGS QUICKLY.
Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips
Member Name: dinosaur9211
Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips
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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!
Summary: lovely product i will use again x
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