Recently I got sent the Veet EasyWax kit to try, which is an electrical waxing kit that promises a clean, even application and salon wax results at home.
The product is quite easy to use: you put the wax cartridge into the device, place it on its stand, plug it in and wait 20 minutes. After that time the wax has melted and is ready to apply. To do so you have to glide it on in the direction of hair growth, then quickly apply the strip over the wax and press, again, in the direction of hair growth. After doing this you must hold your skin taut while pulling the strip back against the direction of hair growth, doing it as fast and as close to your skin as possible to achieve the best results.
When you are finished you can clean your skin of any wax residues with the wipes provided in the kit.
I have tried a cold waxing kit before with average outcome, so I thought this product would give me similar results or hopefully even better ones. Unfortunately that was not the case for me.
First, I waited the recommended 20 minutes for warming up the wax, but it was not ready yet so I waited around 10 extra minutes and the wax was still very sticky, making application slow and messy.
Somehow traces of wax managed to get onto my fingertips and the strips would get stuck to them, which was very annoying.
When I removed the strip, the process was quite painful, much more painful when compared to cold wax (I had not used hot wax before) and the results were not great, as it only seemed to remove up to half of the hairs.
They only recommend using the wipes to get rid of any wax residues, however when I used cold wax they advised to clean the skin with baby oil. Upon trying the wipes that come in the kit I realised they were pretty much soaked in baby oil, so if you run out of wipes I advise the use of baby oil to remove wax leftovers.
I tried both the leg and the bikini/underarm version and they were both painful, messy and not very effective so I don't think that I would personally use this product again as I did not enjoy it.
In summary, when compared to my cold waxing experience, Veet EasyWax delivered inferior and more painful results.
I would not really recommend this product, however if you enjoy waxing at home and would like to try Veet EasyWax* use the code EASYWAX4 on Amazon to get 50% off.
RRP £29.99, also available in Boots and Superdrug.
This promotional claim code expires on June 30, 2013 and is specific to a Veet® EasyWax™ Electrical Roll On Kit and can only be redeemed against this item while stocks last. This promotional claim code must be redeemed at Amazon.co.uk and cannot be redeemed at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.jp or at Amazon.co.uk Marketplace or at any of Amazon.co.uk's Trusted Partner sites. The promotional claim code cannot be used to pay for Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificates. The promotional claim code has no cash redemption value and is not transferable or assignable. If the order exceeds the amount of the promotional claim code, the balance must be paid by credit or debit card. Please use the Shopping Basket rather than 1-Click ordering method when paying for an order with the promotional claim code. Normal Amazon.co.uk terms and conditions of purchase and for using the Amazon.co.uk website apply. This promotional claim code may not be used along with any other and is limited to one Veet® EasyWax™ Electrical Roll On Kit per basket per customer.
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