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If there’s one beauty chore that I really hate it’s shaving. That I need to tweeze my eyebrows every morning, okay, fine, but shaving my legs and bikini line every couple of days? Ugh… Every time I try to find an excuse to get out of it. ‘Do I haaaaaave to?’ No, I don’t have to do anything, but for myself, my boyfriend and everyone else who gets to see my legs it’s nicer if they’re smooth and soft. Normally I just shave my legs, underarms and bikini line, but when I left for Japan at the beginning of this month I wanted to try something more permanent. Enter the Veet Kaltwachsstreifen mit Easy Grip (in English the Veet Cold Wax Strips with Easy Grip) and the Veet Bikini & Achseln Haarentfernungscreme (in English the Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Underarms). I let the hair on my legs and in my bikini area grow freely for two weeks – not exactly the two most sexy weeks of my life – and the day before we took off I used the cold wax strips and the hair removal cream. That was three weeks ago. Now let’s find out how long the two products kept my bikini area and legs nice and smooth!
Veet Cold Wax Strips with Easy Grip
One box of Veet Cold Wax Strips contains ten individual packets that each hold two wax strips, and four perfect finish wipes. To make the whole waxing experience a bit more pleasant Veet enriched the wax strips with moisturizing shea butter and they also added a lovely sweet berry smell. The Veet Cold Wax Strips can be used on hairs as short as 1.5 mm and can be used on the legs as well as on the rest of the body, except for the face and sensitive areas.
The directions are simple: rub a packet of wax strips between your hands to warm it up, peel the two strips apart using the Easy Grip system, press them on your legs, aaaaaaaaand pull! There’s no room for hesitation though, because the harder and quicker you pull, the more hair you’ll remove. And you just repeat this process until you’ve completely waxed both legs. Or at least that’s the idea. And then when you’re done you use a perfect finish wipe to remove any remaining bits of wax and to soften your skin a bit.
So that’s what the Veet Cold Wax Strips are like on paper. But what was my actual experience with them? One thing is for sure: the whole process didn’t hurt nearly as much as I thought it would, so don’t be afraid of the pain. That said, shaving is a lot faster than waxing. It took me half an hour and all twenty (!) strips to remove the hair on both my legs. So this is not a quick or cheap hair removal solution. Then again, normally I have to shave every three days or so to keep my legs smooth, so if the Veet Cold Wax Strips keep my legs hair-free for a few weeks they could be worth the time, the effort and the money. But do they? The Veet Cold Wax Strips kept my legs smooth for about a week, but then I started feeling stubble again. Hair-free legs for a whole week is not bad and so I wasn’t completely disappointed, but I wasn’t exactly blown away by the results either. In the end I think I’ll just go back to shaving.
Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Underarms
The Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Armpits contains aloe vera and vitamin E and was developed for the sensitive skin under the arms and in the bikini area. I decided to use the Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Armpits on my bikini line. Shaving that area always results in irritated skin and unsightly bumps – real sexy, a vajayjay that’s as red as a tomato and feels like braille paper – so I hoped that with the Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Armpits I could avoid that. The cream claims to keep the skin smooth double as long as a razor, which in my case would mean a day or five.
The Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Armpits comes in a squeeze tube with a smooth round applicator head that is very precise and easy to use. You just apply a thin layer of cream straight onto the area that you want to remove the hair from and then let the product work its magic. After approximately five minutes (ten max) you remove the cream – hair included – using the spatula that comes with the product and you thoroughly rinse the area with water.
Sounds easy enough, right? It is. The hair removal process is really easy peasy. It’s quick, painless, and very efficient. All the hair gets removed and the result is nice and smooth. But the question is of course how long it all stays smooth like that. Well, I have good news, because when I use the Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Armpits the hair really stays away a lot longer than when I shave. Everything down there stayed nice and smooth for about a week until I had to use the Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Armpits again. And since the bikini line is such a small and easy-to-treat area I think that doing maintenance once a week is very reasonable. With the Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Armpits my skin also feels a lot smoother and softer than when I shave, and there’s no more skin irritation or itchiness whatsoever. Yep, the Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Armpits is definitely a keeper!
The Veet Cold Wax Strips with Easy Grip and the Veet Hair Removal Cream for Bikini & Armpits are available at the supermarket or drugstore for 10.90 CHF and 9.90 CHF.
How do you remove the hair on your legs and bikini line? Do you use Veet products?