So the other day, late into the evening, I decided that I wanted some pampering for my feet that have been neglected for about a month because of my travelling and other stuff that preoccupied my mind. I had all the necessary stuff that I needed for a foot spa, except that my legs weren’t waxed. I am not a huge fan of shaving the legs since, no matter what those marketing campaigns say, my experience with shaving has never been too fruitful. I’ve either always cut myself (yes, I am Miss Clumsy with butter fingers!) or been too wary of the coarse hair growth afterwards. For the last very many years, I’ve only resorted to waxing at a professional salon but this day I didn’t have time for it.
So, I just went to my nearest supermarket and quickly got back home with this VEET Full Body Waxing Kit. There were two variants available and I decided to pick up the one for sensitive skin (can’t take chances the first time you see!). Today, I will share my experience of using this kit at home and hope it will save you the trouble of going out in the hot weather to get that fuzz removed at a salon.
The VEET Full Body Waxing Kit comes in a box with 20 wax strips (in pairs of 2, 10 X 2) and 5 perfect finish wipes. The details on the box claim that this is enough for depilation of full arms, full legs, underarms and (hold your breath!) bikini line.
Price : Rs 170 for 20 wax strips
The pack also claims to pull out hair as short as 1.5 mm and the specially formulated pack with Almond Oil and Vitamin E is suitable for sensitive skin.
The wax strips come in pair of 2 joined together. You are supposed to rub a strip between the palms of your hands to warm up the wax a bit. Gently peel up the strips then using the rounded tabs and apply one strip to your skin at a time. Rub several times to make the wax stick well to your skin and then pull swiftly against the direction of hair growth. The perfect finish wipes help to cleanse off the wax residues and also moisturizes the skin after a waxing session.
Now, I had almost full growth on my legs and following the procedure mentioned on the pack, I ended up using 8 out of the 20 available strips only to do the lower halves of both my legs. Going by that calculation, I would need a minimum of 12 strips to do my legs only. And then I think, the rest 8 won’t be enough for the entire arms, underarms and bikini line as mentioned on the pack. So I think this really can’t be termed as a Full Body Waxing Kit unless it’s only a maintenance session.
The wax strips were very easy to use, and despite being a first timer, I was able to do the job fairly well. Of course, it is all the more easy when you have someone to help you out with areas that are difficult to reach like the back of your legs. The wax adheres very well to the skin and the rounded Easy Grip tabs help to hold the strip firmly. I didn’t even have to go over one area twice because one pull took away all the hair from one section.
The best thing about the kit are the perfect finish wipes, that have a blend of oils that take away the residual wax from the skin so easily and gently moisturize the skin as well. The fragrance is also very beautifully feminine and stays on for some time.
After the waxing session and cleansing with the wipes, I did not experience any general discomfort like I always do after waxing at a salon, itching and redness being the dominant after effects. Infact, my skin felt so smooth and baby soft that I couldn’t stop touching it thereafter
Overall, I think the VEET Full Body Waxing Kit is a handy box that will make your waxing woes disappear in a jiffy. For me personally, no more salon visits right before an important event or a surprise picnic. I can wax at the comfort of my home, anyday, anytime and in any season. The only drawback is that there aren’t enough strips in one box to call it a Full Body Waxing Kit. But I can manage with that! And maybe keep two boxes handy when I think I want to go for a full body waxing session. The perfect finish wipes are also a thoughtful addition to the box and I wish I could demonstrate and tell you how easily they take away the wax residues and how lovely they smell.
Forget the salon appointments!
At 1/3rd the price, the comfort of your home and at a time of your choice, the VEET Ready to Use Waxing Strips are your waxing buddies for times to come.