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Old 11-07-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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So, being best friends with your mother has its advantages, and its disadvantages. After her reccomending the Sally Hansen's Waxing Strips in a box, I picked one up the other night.

So much hair.. where to start! I haven't felt this excited since Christmas!
1) I could do my upper lip, it's blond hair, but it's still there!

2) I could do my eyebrows, I wonder how bad that would hurt.. hmm.

3) I could do my legs! (I shake the contents of the box dispairingly... ok maybe I need 2 boxes for my legs, next time!)

4) I could do my underarms! ..again with the pain, I'd better start somewhere as a "test wax" before I go too far. (doesn't stop me from sampling a strip or 2 under my arms to play with later though!)

5) I could do my... hmm. landing strip? or hardwood floor. will think on it, and decide later. Again with the pain factor.

As I'm taking my shower, I glance over at my lonely looking razor with an evil grin thinking.. "not tonight, sorry miss lady razor, you're gonna be old sack if this wax strip stuff really works!" Poor little pink razor.

Okay. Directions are as so: warm strip in your hand by rubbing back and forth before peeling to seperate. *rub rub rub* Pause the rubbing, let the cat out who had been hiding under the bed, whoops, sorry Squeakytoy!

*rub rub rub* Let's try the upper lip first, shall we? While looking into the mirror I have next to my desk, I peel apart the seperate strips, and apply evenly with pressure to the left half of my upper lip. Now I'm directed to smooth down, towards the grain of the hair. It was sheer luck that the other half of the strip that had yet-to-be-used was lying face up on the dresser, and lodged itself in my hair during this. (note to self: put your hair back unless you want it stripped off too!)

I couldn't manage to get it out of my hair, so abandoning the wax strip that was hanging off my upper lip for the moment (it can't hurt, by just sitting there longer can it?), and abandoning the one that is dangling precariously in my hair, I opened up another strip, and applied it to the other half of my face.

I hear the phone ringing in the background. Hmmm, that one's gonna have to wait a moment. Hold down the skin closest to the wax strip, and peel off in an upwards motion, AWAY from the grain of the hair. Ready, set, go! Instead of peeling off, the little plastic edge I had been holding onto tears off in my hand. hmmmm. (is ANYONE going to answer that phone?) Second try!
I grab a substantially stronger hold on the little plastic strip that is threatening my upper lip now and beginning to burn... riiiiipppppp!! I drop to the floor holding my face and let out this bloodcurdling scream. I look down at the little wax strip in horror, yup, it took the hair off, I look into the little mirror by my dresser and... checking for a smooth clean feeling will have to wait. First priority is to stop the droplets of blood that I see forming.

Just as I'm getting to my feet, one hand over my face trying to stop the bleeding, half of my mind trying to concentrate on the wax strip that is stuck to the other side of my lip, (hmmm it will have to come off eventually) the wax strip that was stuck in my hair decides to lodge itself to the side of my desk as well! for joy!

Didn't I shut the door? It doesn't stop the beagle from coming in and trying to rescue me (he probably heard the screaming from earlier.. no doubt the neighbors did too!) No, Nomad, no! Bad dog! I don't need help. Yes I know I'm stuck to the desk, licking my face won't help.. no.. no STOP EATING THE HAIRY WAX STRIP ON THE GROUND!!! He's all big floppy ears, and floppy paws, tripping over himself in the excitement of what's going on... God please help me! My little brother wanders in and his eyes get huge. "Are you ok?" I look up in frustration. I don't know whether to laugh or to cry.. "Just get the dog outta here please?" I ask, on the verge of opting for crying. He leaves, the dog leaves, the door closes. I hear this muffled little brother voice from beyond the door "did you know your lips bleeding?" bah! First things first. I sit down and cut my hair out from the side of the desk. I throw the wax strip on the ground, sentencing it without a second thought to being either sucked up by the vacuum later, stuck to a sock and laundered to it's own demise.. or, if all else failing, Nomad will be back, and will be hungry, I'm sure.

The bleeding stopped from the left half of my upper lip, and amazingly enough, is so nice and smooth and hairless now! Hurray!

Now to focus on the job at hand... I turn to the wax strip on the other half of my lip (the directions DID say to do them seperately, if only to double the pain!) I hold down the skin, I secure my hold on the strip, and I yank! I scream again (maybe it was more of a yelp this time?) and promptly topple back onto the floor again. Surely this will get easier with time and practice. I'm sitting there shaking, inspecting the hair that is present on the clear wax strip out of fascination, when I hear the dog padding back up the stairs... hear his little chain jingling closer to my room... and hear the inevitable "THUMP" as his head connects to the door. I have to start laughing at this point. Closed door trumps mighty beagle head, take two! No bleeding from the other side... that's better.

I go into the bathroom and was my face thouroughly, just to make sure none of the wax is left over. All in all, with the exception of the blood, the 2 screams that now have the neighbor just a wee paranoid at exactly WHAT goes on in this house..(as if they weren't paranoid before!) I have to say my experience with Sally Hansen's Wax Kit was an A+ !!!!

The only question that remains now is... do the other people at work notice that I have strips under my arms? After last night.. I'm not yanking on anything anytime soon. They can fall off. Or better yet, I can wait it out, and let my hair grow, like an Amazon women, then cut the strips off!

Thank God for long sleeves and colder weather! But I crackle when I move my upper body now.. too cool!

When I decide to instigate my next waxing adventure, I will be sure to have the following:

1) a cloth, or rag, possibly a sock, but a clean one, to stuff into my mouth when I'm yanking strips off to keep the bloodcurdling screams at bay

2) first aid kit. bleeding all over your sock can't be healthy while it's still in your mouth, and I'm still trying to scrub it outta the floor

3) keeping in mind these tips during waxing :
`making sure the door can close, if not possibly lock
`making sure I'm starting in a sitting position
`making sure my hair is securely fastened and out of harm's way
`making sure you don't have a heroic dog wanting to "help you wax", and if you do... threaten with bodily harm to leave you alone!

The moral of this adventure is.. not all dates are worth the sheer agony of a smooth upper lip. But if you DO happen to catch me on a hairless day and you fail to mention how outstandingly hairless I look, I'm gonna drop-kick you in the shins!

With that being said, don't mind me while I go back to admiringly rubbing my upper lip now... carry on.

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Old 11-07-2007, 09:41 AM
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There is bleeding involved when waxing! I knew about the pain though.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:46 AM
 
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Reminds me of Mel Gibson in "What Women Want". That has hilarious!
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:00 AM
miu
 
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Reminds me of Mel Gibson in "What Women Want". That has hilarious!
That was a great movie!
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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So, being best friends with your mother has its advantages, and its disadvantages. After her reccomending the Sally Hansen's Waxing Strips in a box, I picked one up the other night.

So much hair.. where to start! I haven't felt this excited since Christmas!
1) I could do my upper lip, it's blond hair, but it's still there!

2) I could do my eyebrows, I wonder how bad that would hurt.. hmm.

3) I could do my legs! (I shake the contents of the box dispairingly... ok maybe I need 2 boxes for my legs, next time!)

4) I could do my underarms! ..again with the pain, I'd better start somewhere as a "test wax" before I go too far. (doesn't stop me from sampling a strip or 2 under my arms to play with later though!)

5) I could do my... hmm. landing strip? or hardwood floor. will think on it, and decide later. Again with the pain factor.

As I'm taking my shower, I glance over at my lonely looking razor with an evil grin thinking.. "not tonight, sorry miss lady razor, you're gonna be old sack if this wax strip stuff really works!" Poor little pink razor.

Okay. Directions are as so: warm strip in your hand by rubbing back and forth before peeling to seperate. *rub rub rub* Pause the rubbing, let the cat out who had been hiding under the bed, whoops, sorry Squeakytoy!

*rub rub rub* Let's try the upper lip first, shall we? While looking into the mirror I have next to my desk, I peel apart the seperate strips, and apply evenly with pressure to the left half of my upper lip. Now I'm directed to smooth down, towards the grain of the hair. It was sheer luck that the other half of the strip that had yet-to-be-used was lying face up on the dresser, and lodged itself in my hair during this. (note to self: put your hair back unless you want it stripped off too!)

I couldn't manage to get it out of my hair, so abandoning the wax strip that was hanging off my upper lip for the moment (it can't hurt, by just sitting there longer can it?), and abandoning the one that is dangling precariously in my hair, I opened up another strip, and applied it to the other half of my face.

I hear the phone ringing in the background. Hmmm, that one's gonna have to wait a moment. Hold down the skin closest to the wax strip, and peel off in an upwards motion, AWAY from the grain of the hair. Ready, set, go! Instead of peeling off, the little plastic edge I had been holding onto tears off in my hand. hmmmm. (is ANYONE going to answer that phone?) Second try!
I grab a substantially stronger hold on the little plastic strip that is threatening my upper lip now and beginning to burn... riiiiipppppp!! I drop to the floor holding my face and let out this bloodcurdling scream. I look down at the little wax strip in horror, yup, it took the hair off, I look into the little mirror by my dresser and... checking for a smooth clean feeling will have to wait. First priority is to stop the droplets of blood that I see forming.

Just as I'm getting to my feet, one hand over my face trying to stop the bleeding, half of my mind trying to concentrate on the wax strip that is stuck to the other side of my lip, (hmmm it will have to come off eventually) the wax strip that was stuck in my hair decides to lodge itself to the side of my desk as well! for joy!

Didn't I shut the door? It doesn't stop the beagle from coming in and trying to rescue me (he probably heard the screaming from earlier.. no doubt the neighbors did too!) No, Nomad, no! Bad dog! I don't need help. Yes I know I'm stuck to the desk, licking my face won't help.. no.. no STOP EATING THE HAIRY WAX STRIP ON THE GROUND!!! He's all big floppy ears, and floppy paws, tripping over himself in the excitement of what's going on... God please help me! My little brother wanders in and his eyes get huge. "Are you ok?" I look up in frustration. I don't know whether to laugh or to cry.. "Just get the dog outta here please?" I ask, on the verge of opting for crying. He leaves, the dog leaves, the door closes. I hear this muffled little brother voice from beyond the door "did you know your lips bleeding?" bah! First things first. I sit down and cut my hair out from the side of the desk. I throw the wax strip on the ground, sentencing it without a second thought to being either sucked up by the vacuum later, stuck to a sock and laundered to it's own demise.. or, if all else failing, Nomad will be back, and will be hungry, I'm sure.

The bleeding stopped from the left half of my upper lip, and amazingly enough, is so nice and smooth and hairless now! Hurray!

Now to focus on the job at hand... I turn to the wax strip on the other half of my lip (the directions DID say to do them seperately, if only to double the pain!) I hold down the skin, I secure my hold on the strip, and I yank! I scream again (maybe it was more of a yelp this time?) and promptly topple back onto the floor again. Surely this will get easier with time and practice. I'm sitting there shaking, inspecting the hair that is present on the clear wax strip, when I hear the dog padding back up the stairs... hear his little chain jingling closer to my room... and hear the inevitable "THUMP" as his head connects to the door. I have to start laughing at this point. Closed door trumps mighty beagle head, take two! No bleeding from the other side... that's better.

I go into the bathroom and was my face thouroughly, just to make sure none of the wax is left over. All in all, with the exception of the blood, the 2 screams that now have the neighbor just a wee paranoid at exactly WHAT goes on in this house..(as if they weren't paranoid before!) I have to say my experience with Sally Hansen's Wax Kit was an A+ !!!!

The only question that remains now is... do the other people at work notice that I have strips under my arms? After last night.. I'm not yanking on anything anytime soon. They can fall off. Or better yet, I can wait it out, and let my hair grow, like an Amazon women, then cut the strips off!

Thank God for long sleeves and colder weather! But I crackle when I move my upper body now.. too cool!

When I decide to instigate my next waxing adventure, I will be sure to have the following:

1) a cloth, or rag, possibly a sock, but a clean one, to stuff into my mouth when I'm yanking strips off to keep the bloodcurdling screams at bay

2) first aid kit. bleeding all over your sock can't be healthy while it's still in your mouth, and I'm still trying to scrub it outta the floor

3) keeping in mind these tips during waxing :
`making sure the door can close, if not possibly lock
`making sure I'm starting in a sitting position
`making sure my hair is securely fastened and out of harm's way
`making sure you don't have a heroic dog wanting to "help you wax", and if you do... threaten with bodily harm to leave you alone!

The moral of this adventure is.. not all dates are worth the sheer agony of a smooth upper lip. But if you DO happen to catch me on a hairless day and you fail to mention how outstandingly hairless I look, I'm gonna drop-kick you in the shins!

With that being said, don't mind me while I go back to admiringly rubbing my upper lip now... carry on.
ALL I can say is TGIAM


[Thank GOD I"m a man]
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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There is bleeding involved when waxing! I knew about the pain though.
There's normally no blood when done correctly and the "pain" can be minimized with Ibuprofen 30-45 minutes prior to waxing.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:33 AM
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Hairless perfection is just too much effort for me. I'll just hang out with my furry dogs and cats and look less hairy by comparison.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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What a funny thread - you remind me of my friend who I got interested in Brazilian waxing after I raved about it to her. She bought the same product I mentioned, but the results were nearly disastrous. She called another friend about her ordeal with green wax stuck to her hoo haa, and that friend told her about her own experience with a wax chunk in her armpit for several days until it wore off.

Moral of this story - if you haven't performed self-epilation before, it might be a good idea to go to the salon first and see how the technician does it. To avoid the blood spotting, you should pull the strips back in an opposite direction, but keeping as close to the surface of the skin as possible. It is when you are using an "up" motion instead that causes the bleeding. Another tip I got from the pros is to do the waxing about 30 minutes after a warm shower - the pores are still "loose" and make for easier removal of the hair shaft from the follicle.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:59 AM
 
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To avoid the blood spotting, you should pull the strips back in an opposite direction, but keeping as close to the surface of the skin as possible. It is when you are using an "up" motion instead that causes the bleeding. Another tip I got from the pros is to do the waxing about 30 minutes after a warm shower - the pores are still "loose" and make for easier removal of the hair shaft from the follicle.
Thankyou so much! I'm going to make a note of that when I try to remove the strips still under my arms when I get home from work!!
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:16 PM
 
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I had my eyebrows waxed once at a salon.....they bled a lot. I was told that my skin is too thin to have my eyebrows waxed and not to do it again. Now I just use facial hair remover and have used it for years. It works great on the "milk moustache" and between my eyes. I am really careful and since I have be doing it for years, I have it down to a science.
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