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home hot waxing - poetic waxing kit in particular

(13 Posts)
JJ Tue 21-Oct-08 15:25:42

Any suggestions on what to use? Over the summer I tried Sally Hansen in the US which was microwavable and I think I could have gotten the hang of it. Bit messy, but they all are. I know Bliss does the Poetic one - is it good?

I want to do my lips, eyebrows if possible and bikini line.

I usually have threading done on my eyebrows and lips but was considering home waxing as it's more convenient and cheaper. And I think threading hurts like hell.

JJ Thu 23-Oct-08 10:44:38

Oh please, someone must know about this. I have a moustache and unibrow and look like a caveman. My pubic hair is tucked into my boots (but doing a fine job of keeping my legs warm, admittedly).


JJ Thu 23-Oct-08 12:29:21

Furry bump.

expatinscotland Thu 23-Oct-08 12:30:32

the Poetic one is great for teh experienced waxer because it really does grab even the shortest of hairs.

i don't do my eyebrows after making a mess out of them once, however.

JJ Thu 23-Oct-08 12:37:05

Thanks. How do you get said experience? Is it worth it to buy a tub and just get on with it? The microwavable one, right?

Threading is £12 a pop, so figure it's worth learning to do.

expatinscotland Thu 23-Oct-08 12:40:02

i used to have all my waxing done in a salon for years, and i'm VERY hairy.

then i started doing more and more at home with different waxes, that's how i got to be where i can do it myself.

trial and error.

i own my own wax heater so i don't use a microwave for my wax.

JJ Thu 23-Oct-08 12:46:21

Which wax heater? It'd be easier if I could plug it in closer to the bathroom rather than running back and forth from the microwave.


expatinscotland Thu 23-Oct-08 12:47:46

i got it in Sally's Beauty Supply years ago.

JJ Thu 23-Oct-08 12:51:19

Thanks - will have a look.

Have you seen this? I have my mom ship mine over when it arrives. It keeps me in lotions and potions for very little for months.

expatinscotland Thu 23-Oct-08 12:59:19

Just get a bog standard one in Sally's. Mine's still going strong nearly 7 years later!

JJ Fri 24-Oct-08 12:22:55

Thanks! [hsmile]

NoMatterWhoIAmJustType Fri 24-Oct-08 12:28:46

JJ, it doesn't look that great

"Sign up now to receive your TestTube™ filled with high-end beauty products. By signing up you are stating that you understand that you will be shipped a new TestTube™ every 3 months and your credit card will be charged $29.95 (plus $8.95 shipping) per tube. This program may be cancelled at any time."

JJ Fri 24-Oct-08 13:48:21

Oh, I love it but then again, lotions and potions are my downfall, so that satisfies me for a few months and I end up spending less.

It has some great stuff in it. By "great stuff" I mean stuff I want! ;)

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