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Do you remember my friend, Helen (aka YouTuber Casual Beauty) who graced the pages of Just Nice Things a few weeks ago? Well Helen is back tackling another grooming product. Let’s see how she got on…
Facial hair. We all have it. It’s just that some people are blessed with hair so fine and translucent that it’s barely visible to the naked eye while others are cursed with thick dark dark hair which, if not removed, results in monobrows, moustaches and sideburns. Obviously I being to the latter group or I’d have no need for facial waxing strips.
I’d tried wax strips a teenager but didn’t get on with them. It seemed that my unwanted hair very much wanted to remain attached to my face and no cheap own brand waxing strips were going to change their mind. So, I embarked on long and tumultuous menage a trois with a Lady Bic and a pair of tweezers, until I discovered the miracles that can be worked on facial hair by certain talented ladies with a magical piece of thread.
However, parting with upwards of £20 to have someone rip the hairs from you face gets old very quickly and I was lured away by the bright pink candy striped packaging of a new brand of facial strips by SweetEase*.
That said, I did find a problem. For the wax strips to work properly they need to have a decent length of hair to grip onto, and this means refraining from all other forms of hair removal for two weeks to give the hair a chance to grow!
Now I’m not saying I let it ALL grow out. There was some plucking of my eyebrows but I let everything else grow out like a 1970s feminist. (Us modern feminists have no problem with beauty and grooming – your body, your choice). HELLO, SIDE BURNS, HEY, MOUSTACHE! Thanks for visiting but now it’s time for you to leave…
The SweetEase pack contains pairs of soft paper strips loaded with wax which you are instructed to hold between your palms to allow the wax to melt before pulling the strips apart.
You know how a watched pot never boils? Well it’s the same thing when you are trying to warm these wax strips. It took ages and once I managed to separate them it was obvious that I hadn’t warmed them enough. My first attempt to use them on my face was a complete failure and not a single hair was removed.
For the second set of strips I decided against hand-warming and tucked them into my bra where they warmed up very nicely indeed. The strips separated easily and I had good hair removal results. The short, sharp pain was nothing more than you’d feel from plucking or threading and soon subsided.
There are after-wax wipes included too which help to clear up any remaining stickiness and there are easily enough strips to wax all of your problem areas with one kit. Thankfully also I did not suffer from any bad reaction to the strips but if generally if wax strips don’t agree with you then perhaps it’s wise to stay away from them.
For me SweetEase is no mess, no fuss and easy to use and definitely something I’d use again. At £3.99 a pack, it is certainly a cost-effective product and I love the fact that it all comes in a nice and neat little package. The strips are available for legs and the bikini area, and are exclusively available from Superdrug stores. For more information, visit http://sweeteasegirls.com.
I have to come clean about something. I have been cheating on my regular razor with this new one by Bic. It’s called Soleil Secret*. It gives such incredibly smooth results in one move that it has made me think I ought to break it off with my usual razor.
Up until now, the only Bic I used was the biro. I tend to glance quickly past Bic’s razor blades usually. They’re in a multi-pack, right? Just like the male version except in pastel colours just to make it obvious but now Bic has unleashed something super and there’s no other way to say this except I love it and you need this in your life!
I knew from the moment I gripped the curved handle with its grooves that this was not like other blades on the market but I never expected it to give such excellent results. It has three movable blades to deliver a close and smooth shave and the pivotal head moves easily around tricky areas like the back of your knees. Also, can I just add no nicks and cuts!
There is also a trimmer that slides over the blades to deal with the bikini area, cutting hairs at 2mm but I can’t comment on this feature as I prefer to leave that business to the professionals.
Bic, I salute you! I’m so impressed with how good this shaver is. And to my usual razor, I’m sorry but you’re just not good enough for me any more.
Big Soleil Secret is available at Boots and Superdrug in packs of 2 disposable razors with a trimmer for just £3.99. Actually you may want to sprint to Boots as it’s currently on offer for £1.99!