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to those who epilate... I salute you!

(5 Posts)
groak Thu 07-Jul-11 20:28:08

Christ on a bike... How painful?? It's just an evil slo - mo waxing, isn't it?

But, I did persevere and now have non-gruffalo like legs and acceptable armpits! And arms that don't look like a brickies! grin

GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoDuck Thu 07-Jul-11 20:30:58

I ended up looking like I'd been in a jellyfish attack when I tried it. Fucking ouch!

TattyDevine Thu 07-Jul-11 20:33:10

Hahaha. I can't take full credit because I did wax for years before I switched, so my hair growth was reduced or weakened and somehow it didn't hurt. I remember doing it with a scary 8 shaped twisty coil when I was a teenager and that hurt too much so I gave up. Also, I am drunk like most the time so that makes life easier hehe.

I have to say when I first did my armpits I wept and bled. But now I can even do the old map of Tasmania without flinching.


GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoDuck Thu 07-Jul-11 20:36:23

My friend epilates and she has legs like the Venus advert women so I thought I'd give it a go. Turns out she just has incredibly good legs. My shins bled and had red lumps for days. Turns out I don't have incredibly good legs.

groak Thu 07-Jul-11 21:37:15

I have red lumpy legs, however, even that is an improvement on what they were like grin

must have armpits of leather as that didn't hurt... or my nerves may have been shredded by then..

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