A couple of weeks ago I received a newsletter in the mail from Primped about a Waxaway giveaway. The first 200 to click like on facebook would receive a pack of products. I was one of the lucky 200 and I have finally tried the products.
The pack contained a Precision Wax Wand, a Bump Eraser, an After Care Lotion, a Salon Wax and a GRIP tweezer which has a handy little brush at the end for the brows. Got to love products with more than one function.
First up, the Wax Wand which won the Glosscars 2011. The instructions were very thorough and you have to twist and twist the wand until it came out. It also contains 20 wax trips and 2 after care wipes.
The instructions advised that the strips can be used up to 10 times each but I would say throw it away after you have waxed, you don't want to keep a half-used wax strip for 3 weeks. I tried it in the lip area and I thought it worked very well. It didn't hurt and the after care wipes were very calming and I wish there were more of these in the pack. One tip for the application, make sure you don't use too much wax, that the area you are waxing is clean and don't roll out too much wax at once.
I will definitely use the wand again.
Next up it was Salonwax time. It contains a wooden spatula, the pot of wax and instructions.
According to the instructions you have to place the pot in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. When it is finished, leave it in for 3 minutes and then take it out. When I checked back after 5 minutes nothing had happened. The pot felt warm but the wax wouldn't move.
I repeated the heating and this time it was quite hot and the wax was as honey-like as it should be according to the experts. It is really quite pretty!
When twisted around it looks like a sundae-swirl!
I spread out a 10cm*3cm size of wax on the front of my leg. My left leg is always more sensitive to waxing than the right (does anyone else have this?) so I went for the right leg to do the test. It is really easy to spread out and as per the instructions the wax should be removed when it's still soft, do not let it go fully set because you will have a waxing-disaster on your hands. I started removing the wax and it was really really painful. I guess my pain-treshold is lower when I am inflicting pain on myself. It is different in the salon for sure. I therefore only did that little area on my leg so it looks quite weird at the moment. I am too much of a wuss to try it again. Thankfully the after-care was included.
I have used the bumperaiser before on the bikini line and it truly works! On my leg I used the After Care Lotion and it smells amazing (of mango & which hazel which is a marvellous calming ingredient) and it truly helped settle the leg area. It is just divine.