Monday, 20 July 2015
Veet Wax Strips Review
I decided to try this out during the week after reading some really postitive reviews of the product and reviews generally claim it to be effective,easy to use and painless!
The box contains 10x2 wax strips and 4 perfect finish wipes! It claims to be enough for 2 depilations of both half legs!
When i opened the box,i actually thought it only contained 10 strips rather than the 20 that is printed on the box lol but they are doubled up as 10x2.
I actually wanted the one for sensitive skin but as they had not got it in stock,i bought for normal skin!
What Veet Wax Strips claims is,
you can have instantly exfoliated skin and smoothness that lasts up to four weeks. They're specially formulate with Shea Butter known for its moisturising properties and fragranced Berry to suit Normal Skin. And they are easy to use with the special easy grip tab helps in removing hair from the roots in one easy move and with regular use,you will get fewer,finer and softer hairs growing back.
I personally dont like the idea of a half leg wax especially this time of year so i had fingerscrossed that the 10x2 wax strips would be enough to do both full legs as afterall,it does say it is enough to do 2 half legs twice right! So in theory,it should be a close call!
Instructions for use are as follows and i did exactly what it said,
1-Take out the strip and rub it between your hands to make the strips easy to seperate.
2-Caresully peel the strips apart.
3-Apply 1 strip to your skin and rub several times in the direction your hair grows to make sure the wax adheres well.
4-Grasp the tab and pull the strip back as quickly as you can against the direction the hair grows in one swift motion.
5-Clean away any wax left on your skin with a perfect finish wipe.
It was a little painful but quite tolerable to be honest and the result was very impressive with each strip removing all the hair in one go! Now i have read that you can use each strip more than once and sometimes up to 3 times or more but this is NOT true as after the first use,it is practically useless and you are only wasting your time using it again.
It was quite amazing to actually see the hair that stuck to the strip after use and also after applying the wipe,my skin was very smooth and hairless.
I now must add that i did not have enough strips to do both full legs and i would think that another 10 would be needed at least so i had to use an alternative method to finish off!
It certainly does the job very effectively and it really doesn't hurt that much,the pain is very tolerable and it is quite reasonably priced too. There is also a nice smell.
Plenty of redness after waxing and bumps but this has to be expected as your hair is pulled from the roots so this is a fact and dont let anyone else tell you different as some reviews have claimed! This should really not be a con but i am just telling you the facts.
The finish wipes dont remove the wax completely but this is not too bad either and the only other thing is it is time consuming which again is ok.
Overall i would definately buy these again but it would be the pack of 40 strips rather than 20 and the fact that i used both the strips and shaving,i could compare the results and with the strips,the results are better and 2 days later,the only itching is from the parts i did not use the wax strips! Please remember each strip can only be used once and if it works more than once,i would think that the original was not used properly!
Update-after 3 days the parts of my legs that i used the wax strips on are perfect and smooth and some parts of my legs are still itching,these are the parts that i did not use the strips on! I am sure it has not helped that i am scratching alot as i cant help it lol!
Price- i paid €7.02 in a local chemist!
Recommendation is to buy it as it's relatively cheap and well worth a try,now to use my Cocoa Brown tan which i also bought as there is no chance of getting a natural tan here this summer,
Thanks for reading,