I know I’m not alone in the dreaded fight against unwanted hair. Whether it be a little stubble on the leg, a bit of fuzz on the upper lip or that pain of a bikini line, we’ve all had a battle with hair that just won’t go away and loves to come back at the most inappropriate of times. Personally, I really dread dealing with it while on vacation – I’m not big on bringing razors and shaving cream with me and having to keep up with hair removal when I should be relaxing and enjoying a cocktail (or two). I’m heading to Vegas in a couple of weeks for a bachelorette party and really haven’t been looking forward to having to worry about being hair-free the entire time I’ll be down there, especially since I’ll probably be living in bathing suits, shorts and dresses for the duration of the trip. Bring on smooth, stubble-free legs and I will be one happy girl.
That being said, I was really excited when I had the chance to try a few new products from the Veet Natural Inspirations line – the Facial Cream Kit, Wax Strips and Sugar Wax. I know waxing gives better and longer lasting results than shaving can, but being a waxing virgin I was a little nervous about giving them a try. Since all three were formulated with a sensitive formula, I decided to dive right in. I also noticed they contain ingredients like natural argan oil, aloe, shea butter and avocado oil, which would help to moisturize the skin afterwards so I wouldn’t have to worry about it drying out.
Of the three products I have to say my favourite was the wax strips. They were so easy to use (perfect for beginners) and left no mess behind. All I had to do was rub my hands together on the strip to warm it up a little, peel apart the two sides, and apply firmly before yanking it off. I went right for it using the band aid mentality and it paid off. I experienced very little pain and the hair yanked right out, leaving behind smooth skin. The perfect finish wipes (included) were also a welcome find since they helped to easily remove any leftover wax and stickiness (baby oil also works well once these are all gone). My legs felt great, with lots of smoothness and no stubble left behind.
I also really enjoyed using the facial cream kit. If you’ve seen any of my posts that include lipstick you’ve probably noticed my lip swatches. When I take these, I have to get up close and personal with my lips and I can see every single little tiny hair that I may not notice looking in a mirror. Let me tell you, this drives me absolutely crazy. I found this to be a great solution to that problem. All I had to do was apply the hair removal cream with the included spatula and let it sit for 5-10 minutes (I’m going to stress that it is important to check at 5 minutes to see how this is performing and continue checking – don’t leave it on longer than you need to or you may notice some irritation) before clearing it and the hair off. I also made sure to finish off with the gentle finishing cream to help calm the skin. I will mention that I did notice a bit of redness afterwards but it calmed down very quickly. Make sure you test out the hair removal cream on a patch of skin before applying it to your face to make sure you won’t have any problems! One other thing I want to mention – in my teens I was all over finding the best hair removal methods and depilatories were a big part of this phase. I loved how they worked but hated the smell of them. I’m very happy to point out that this hair removal cream didn’t have the same smell that I remembered from my younger days and was actually quite pleasant… Something that is very important when the cream is going to be applied under the nose!
I also gave the sugar wax a try. It was beyond easy to set up; all I had to do was zap it in the microwave for 40 seconds to melt it thoroughly. It was quite easy to use although maybe a bit messier for a first timer than the wax strips were. I love the fact that the included fabric strips can be used several times and that the wax can be easily applied anywhere. And yes, it does get rid of the hair! One of my favourite things about this kit has got to be the ingenious application spatula, which has an indicator that tells you whether the wax is too hot or at an appropriate temperature for use. There would definitely be nothing worse than applying steaming hot wax. I mean, sure, you’re going to end up hair-free but you’ll also pay for it with some redness or a burn.
Overall, I’m really happy that I gave the Veet Natural Inspirations line a try. The products were really easy to use and definitely gave great results. As a waxing newbie I was also really happy to see that yes, even I could pull it off at home – with minimal pain (my biggest worry). I’m looking forward to continuing to use these and to having smooth, hair-free legs for my trip. Bring it on Vegas, my legs and I are ready for you!
Introducing new Veet Natural Inspirations, a full range of hair removal solutions for your face and body, made with natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Aloe or Avocado Oil. Veet waxes reveal stubble-free smoothness for up to 28 days and Veet creams provide smoothness that lasts up to 2X longer than shaving, all while leaving your skin beautifully moisturized. Learn more at veet.ca/naturalinspirations
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Veet via Glam Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of RB.