Sunday, April 1, 2012

DIY Wax Strips that Spells Disaster

I have a tendency to do my own waxing as I find that it isn't that hard and sometimes, I don't have time to make an appointment to get it done by professionals.  So, it's no surprise when my wax strips were running low, I went to grab some to use.  As I was browsing around, I saw that there's one type that I've not tried before; Veet Wax strips with Shea Butter and Berry.  Me being me, I went ahead and grab it cause, I mean, hey, it's a brand that I've always been buying on and off, how wrong could it get, right?  Oh boy, how wrong was I on this account.

When I opened it, the strips looks fine and dandy.  It's looks so neat and pink on its own, plus it smells of berry.   A nice change to those sticky wax that I used last time (I can't remember if they smell though). Well, that's where are its niceties ends.

The minute I split the strips apart, I have an odd feeling over it.  It's hard! I mean, most wax aren't that hard, not the type that I am familiar with anyway.  Thinking it wasn't anything, I applied it and wax away.  Tending to use the strips 2 to 3 times, I stick it onto my leg again and tried to wax again.  Failure is the word.  It doesn't work, it barely able to remove any hair the second time round.  Anyhow, I continue to give it a try.

The horror/ disaster begun when I used the 2nd pair of strips.  When I try to remove it, the whole wax STUCK onto my skin and it got removed from its strip.  Man, that continued for like 4 pairs of the strips.  I could only use them twice and some only once!  It is just terrible.

There was never once were I could use the wax strips properly and out of the 20 strips, I used 12 of them @.@

This is a definite no buy for me.  I was really turned off and appalled by the fact that it's stated as stronger grip on the box.  Disaster... disaster...A definite no to rebuying this.

5 comments:

meiyi said...

Actually i prefer Veet over Nair...

Little Asian Girl said...

The same box, the ones I tried weren't like this. Is possible that the box you bought was old stock because I ever had the case of harden wax when I left my wax strips unused for a very long time after purchasing it(maybe a year unused?)....

Sue said...

@meiyi: I prefer veet over nair too. that's y i grabbed this pack.

@little asian girl: really? i checked the expiry date and it is stated to expire in 042013. I would assume it works. Heck, maybe I'll try buying another pack later on to see if it is the same? But then again, all my previous purchases from the same brand are fine and can be kept for a while...

Isabel said...

Strange.. You should have returned it or something. It's not supposed to be hard.

Sue said...

Hey Isabel, I know this sounds funny, but it didn't occur to me to do so.