Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Wax On, Wax Off" -The Karate Kid

This morning I looked in the mirror after I got out of the shower and my jaw dropped. I don't know HOW I didn't notice this before, but my eyebrows were out of control a la Frida Kahlo. Some of you may remember me talking about this before, but I feel like they seriously grew out over night because I JUST plucked them.

Well, it was all I could think about all day. I was tempted to drive straight to the mall to get them threaded after work, but my best friend asked me why I didn't wax them at home. "Are you crazy?" I thought, I can barely stand the pain it causes, much less cause the pain on my poor brows myself.

She explained to me that she uses the Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit For Face Brows & Bikini and they are very easy to use and do not hurt that bad. When she said they only cost $6 for an entire box, I was sold and I made her go to Target with me to pick out the kit. That's like 1/2 the cost of ONE waxing/threading at the mall, or 1/3 the cost if you get them done in a nice salon!

I have to say I was a little intimidated once I got home and took everything out and read the directions, so since I was nervous I walked away from it for a little while and then came back to it later. When I tried the first pull, it was MUCH less painful than waxing and I thought "that's it????"

I HIGHLY recommend this product. It seriously worked- my eyebrows look as if I had them professionally waxed. You may need to cut the strips with scissors to shape them a little because they are in big squares, so if your not careful they can pull hairs from your brow line you don't want removed. Yes, it happened to me on the first try.

I bought the kit at Target and it was $6.00, but you can find them in any drugstore too.

My tips when using this are to:
1. Wash your eye makeup off and make sure your eye area is completely dry.
2. Shape your eyebrow and decide what hair needs to go.
3. Cut the wax/gel strips while they are stuck together, otherwise the scissors will stick to the wax.
4. Warm the wax in your hands while the strips are still together, after you cut it.
5. Pull apart the strips and apply to the area of your eye you want to wax.
6. Pull the strip off as fast as your can, in the opposite direct of the hair growth. If you don't pull it with force, the hair won't come off.
7. Repeat as needed and clean up the stray hairs you couldn't get with with tweezers.
8. Apply the finishing oil that is provided in the box to get any excess wax off.


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