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I'm Kayla. A 20-something obsessed with beauty, planner decorating, and baking. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time.


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The Waxing Failure



After watching a few videos on YouTube about this product, I decided to give it a shot. Mind you, I've never gotten a wax and I've never given myself one. It seemed simple enough in the videos and I thought, "It can't be so hard!" 

It did not go well.

I followed the instructions carefully. I used the pre-wax wipes on my legs and let it sit for the directed 10 minutes before warming a strip up between my hands. Everything was going smoothly as I put the strip on my leg and let it sit for a bit. As soon as I tried to pull it off I knew something was terribly wrong. It didn't hurt beyond a slight tugging which was to be expected, but as I removed the strip a huge mass of wax was still firmly attached to my leg. I couldn't even tell if any hair had been removed.

I spent the next half hour or so panicking about how to get the wax off. This stuff was incredibly sticky. The kit included a liquid "after wax" that you could apply if necessary. My first attempt with a cotton pad proved foolish as it left a trail of white fluffies now also stuck to my leg. A wash cloth and nearly the entire bottle of the liquid managed to get the large rectangle of wax off my leg. The hair beneath the wax had stayed firmly on my legs.

I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I'm definitely not eager to give it another go. If you've used wax kits like this before, I'd definitely love some feedback and advice. I'm still incredibly embarrassed and debated back and forth if I wanted to share this fail on my blog. But stuff like this happens all the time and I would hate to give off the impression that I'm a pro at all things beauty and fashion. So there it is, my waxing failure!

xoxo Kayla

1 comment

  1. That's what happened to me a couple years ago when I used similar wax strips!! They weren't Sally Hansen, but they needed to be warmed up with your hands.

    I just searched this product up on MakeupAlley and found one single review, but this lady gave some great tips! I might go pick it up and try it while doing what she describes.

    Here's the MuA page for it: http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=162996/Ouch-Relief_Wax_Strip_Kit/Sally_Hansen/Hair_Removal

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