I was asked, if I was sent Veet’s new EasyWax Electrical Roll-on Kit, would I give it a try and an honest review.
I replied that of course I would give it a try, but that I wasn’t an expert, or particularly a fan of home waxing.
My friend Lucy always did my waxing when we were younger, and now that she no longer works full time, I have a really good lady called Jemima in Weybridge.
That isn’t to say I haven’t tried home waxing. I have. The pots that you put into the microwave – that you never end up using more than once – because they go everywhere, and it is nearly impossible not to burn yourself. And the absolutely useless pre waxed strips – there were some ‘Boots own’ ones that I had once that stick in my mind (thankfully they no longer do them) – clear feeble wax that literally didn’t grip anything more than dead skin cells. Every now and then I’ve done a successful home wax, but it’s always been a hassle, even down to – where do you rest the wooden stick you have applied the wax with, while applying the strip??
The EasyWax machine is ridiculously easy. You place the applicator in its holder, and plug it in for twenty minutes.
It heats to optimum temperature, and then is automatically kept at the perfect temperature. It is impossible to spill, it is impossible to apply anywhere you haven’t meant to apply it. You simply roll the wax onto the area you want to remove hair from – in the direction of the hair growth. Smooth a provided white strip over the wax – again gently smoothing down in the direction of hair growth – and then pull off in the opposite direction.
Always pull the strip off with one hand, while holding the area taut (just below the base of the strip) with the other. And always pull the strip off as close to the skin as possible – don’t pull upwards – a major ingrown hair causer.
My favourite thing is the simplicity of the system, and the minimal parts required for a successful wax – the stand, the applicator, 12 strips to remove the wax with, and 4 post wax wipes.
I also like that the wax has been formulated with the same ingredients as salon wax, and is packed with natural beeswax.
My problem with the product – not enough strips!! Yes you can repurchase them, but there is a lot of wax in here, and 12 strips I don’t think is enough! I’ve thought this with every home waxing product I have ever bought! You can use both sides of the strips however, but these are not reusable.
A separate refill of wax is available for smaller areas. You could switch from one to the other really easily, and back again.
Starter Kit and Wax Refill for Legs and Arms – £29.99
EasyWax Legs and Arms Refill – £9.99
EasyWax Bikini and Underarm Refill – £9.99
EasyWax Replacement Strips £ 3.49
These are all the recommended retail prices, but there are some amazing offers on it, 50% off currently at Boots, Tesco and Superdrug! When this offer ends with one, it will no doubt end with all, so possibly pointless linking all three, but here they are below anyway.
Boots Veet EasyWax – http://www.boots.com/Veet (currently £14.99 online)
Superdrug Veet EasyWax – http://www.superdrug.com/Veet (currently £14.99 online)