Waxing at home with Smooth Appeal.

12:26:00 AM Ayesha Farhad 27 Comments

I have gotten so many questions about hair removal from so many of you. Moving away from Pakistan, which is the hub of salon business, London was a huge set back for me. The hiked up prices and the slow work was just not for me. So I moved onto an epilator but right after pregnancy, my pain threshold was no longer there. I used to scream at the slightest of a pinch of the epilator.

So three years back, I bought a Smooth Appeal's microwaveable wax and it was a disaster. But that's a story for another day. But when they approached me a few days back, even though I was skeptical, I thought, you know, why not give it another chance? What is the max that can go wrong? I might wax my eyebrow off, right?

I was sent two types of waxes. A microwavable and a stove heated wax. Both of these big enough to be used on small areas of the body. I decided to try them on my face since it was starting to resemble a grizzly bear. I used both the waxes on either side of my face.

I was particularly excited about the pan heated wax so I decided to try that out first. It comes with two wax melts so you can use them according to your need. I heated up the pan and once the wax had melted to a complete watery consistency, I let it air for a few minutes till it became a little sticky. Using the spatula provided, I applied it on my face. The first thought was that it applied very very thin for some reason. I had to layer it thrice to make it thick enough to peel without any pain. Turns out, I was being too smart and didn't read the instructions which clearly said that I had to layer it to achieve maximum results. So with the second try, I achieved the results that I was looking for and it was easy to wax out all the hair from my face.

Like I said before that I have used the microwavable one previously, I decided to be more careful this time. The wax is supposed to be heated for one minute and then at regular 10 seconds intervals to melt it to your liking. For me, I only had to heat it for one minute. Let it air for a few minutes till it reaches a thicker consistency and layer it on your face and wax it to remove the hair. Both the wax treatments can be used up to 10 times. But because like I previously stated that I was a grizzly bear, I needed more product. But again, the results were fantastic. And for a minute, I didn't miss Pakistan at all. The formula is based with tea tree and aloe-vera to calm your skin down.

My verdict?

It takes a bit of work and practice to get your technique to the right mojo, but you will get there. I am definitely repurchasing this product. Although, I will repurchase the microwaveable one because it is easier to heat and doesn't take a lot of time to reach the desired consistency. The panned wax was a bit of pain to heat again, but because I was away from the mirror area, maybe that's why?
Also, removing the panned wax residue with water was a bit difficult. You will need an oil based product to remove it. While the latter one was easy to remove with just water.

The best thing about both the waxes is that you don't need to use strips for these. So you are not using the strip again and again on one side and ruin your skin. They are available in Boots stores nationwide and are for nearly £6 which is an amazing price, to be honest.

The results lasted me a good two and a half weeks until I could see a little bit of growth coming out.

What do you guys do for at home waxing? I personally prefer this method rather than epilating. It's not exactly painless but you don't have the epilator tweezing out one hair at a time. PAINFUL, man. Painful.


27 comments:

  1. I hardly wax now, as don't even need it that much but would prefer getting it done by someone else who could also clear the mess afterwards. Don't like the fact that the salons in the UK charge so much!

    Saw a wax melter in Lidl today, check that out. Maybe it will be more convenient to melt the wax.

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  2. Ooh this is very brave! I've nevertheless done my own waxing, I'd be scared of messing it up. This does sound quite simple though!

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  3. I could never stand the pain of the epilator either! This seems like a great brand for at home waxing and a good price too!

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  4. Ooo never waxed...im weak, but may give it a go, as getting annoyed with shaving as my only option :) x

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  5. I've never tried waxing, but maybe I should. I like the idea of it lasting for two weeks.

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  6. I am petrified of waxing due to unsuccessful attempts aha. But I really feel that perhaps this product may change my mind on that.

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  7. I have never waxed, but I've been thinking recently how I would like to try it. I might have to look into this product ☺️

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  8. I can't deal with epilating, I just find the pain too much. I've been waxed once but again I found it too painful, maybe I'll try the home ones and see what they're like x

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  9. I use an epilator, because I could never get round to booking appointments in time for regular waxes. I've always thought that hot wax at home would be really messy, so it's good to hear there is a good option if you want to do it yourself.

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  10. I think waxing at home is a good idea. It's easier and fast.

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  11. I just tried waxing for the first time and I thought I was going to die! I would definitely try it at home though so I can move at my own pace.

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  12. I am not sure I am brave enough to try waxing at home

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  13. I have never waxed before, I think I am a little bit scared if I hurt myself, lol. Looks like a great pack.

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  14. I have never tried waxing at home like this before. Sounds like a great idea.

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  15. I always shave rather than wax but I've always wanted to try it! For £6 I definitely think I'll give it a try, especially since it lasts a lot longer!

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  16. I have never waxed and I am terrified to do so as I know I would do it wrong, especially myself. Sounds like this would be worth trying though x

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  17. I used to go to a salon to get waxed and then try at sticky strips home methods but I didn't like them. Now I epilate (I bought an expensive one and it doesn't hurt like cheaper versions I've tried!)

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  18. I find waxing so painful so scared of it.

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  19. I tried waxing at home once, and only once, that was enough for me! I got a bikini wax at a salon before a holiday once but that also put me off as my skin reacted to it! This product does sound good though, I'm tempted to give it another try!

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  20. Oh am I brave enough to try a wax at home....it sounds easy enough....maybe I could give it a try

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  21. I have never tried home waxing before as I was always a bit nervous about it, however these kits look simple and easy. I like the fact that you don't need to use sheets either!

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  22. Waxing scares me! I don't like pain at all but from your review I think I will try this product! Thanks so much!

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  23. I love waxing, though have gone to shaving but I come back to waxing. The smooth skin you get after waxing is amazing. Lovely review

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  24. Like you I'm really not a fan of the epilator... Though not sure I'd be brave enough for a home wax either! Always go to a professional for my bikini line wax - but just happy to shave my legs/underarms lol x

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  25. I don't think I'm brave enough to do home waxing, but these do sound like they're very easy to use. Maybe I should reconsider...

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  26. I've tried waxing my legs at home before and it didn't go well. These sound great though! xo

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  27. I have never tried waxing but it seems i'm going to give it a try soon.

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