When it comes to de-fuzz my legs, there’s no brainer for me: grab the blade and be silky smooth in minutes. I dislike the whole process of going to a salon, letting your leg hair grow for ages while feeling like a little monkey and hoping no one will raise your trouser.
But after reading glowing reviews on Beaut.ie about the new Veet Roll On kit, ive decided to let my hair down (ha!) and give it a go.
– the Veet self heating device with a base and electrical cable
– roll-on wax refill for legs and arms
– 12 removing strips
– 4 post depilatory wipes
How you do it:
Its extremely easy to use and assemble: you just insert the wax cartridge in the device, plug it in and wait for 20 minutes. I’ve left it longer then that, maybe 30-35 minutes as i found the wax takes a bit longer to get to a fluid consistence.
Apply the wax on the leg in light layers and use the strips to pull the hair. Didn’t really believe the reviews that its gonna be painless, but oh my lord it blew my socks away! No pain, ok maybe a mild discomfort but nothing compared to an epilator for example.
A few observations:
- Like everybody else reviewing this product, ive got one complaint: the 12 removing strips are not enough for both legs, never mind for further applications. Ive got skinny pins and still managed to use about 10 on just one leg (waxed only up to the knee). I had to get dressed and go to the shop to buy some more strips (€3.99) to finish it off.
- Tried to cut them in half to make them go further but its more hassle as you cant get a long chunk of it.
- I would advise to reheat the wax for about 10 minutes before you move to the next leg/arm.
I found the roll on extremely easy to use on the lower legs, but don’t really see myself using it for other parts. Im just too clumsy and i wouldn’t have the strength to hold a position and pull at the same time.
So that makes me think of the diy vs salon costs: the starter kit is €37.49 (currently €18 in Tesco and Dunnes) plus you will need extra removing strips – another €3.99. If you would go to a professional, it probably would cost about €50 for a full leg.
Im still debating which alternative is better… I mean for a holiday i would go for sure to have it all done professionally and forget about all the hassle. But again, for day to day life its more convenient to do it in the comfort of your own home.
The jury is still out on this one, how did you find the product?