I’ll let you in on a secret. Every 4-6 weeks I make an appointment with a professional, drag myself up to her little hideaway on the second floor of a building on Yonge St., make niceties, and then let her torture me for 30 minutes. At the end of our session, I hand over my credit card, tip her handsomely and skulk out of her building looking flushed, bruised and battered.
S and M? Nope, that appointment’s with my aesthetician, not a dominatrix, and it’s for the regular grooming that keeps my facial hair (brow and otherwise) under control. Recently I’ve switched from waxing to threading, and though I’m thrilled with the results, it is unbelievably painful. As the difference in severity of removing a splinter is to removing a limb, so is the difference in pain from waxing to threading.
I’m also finding that the regularity of these appointments is a drain on my wallet ($30-$40 each visit), and my time. I joked with my lady last time that I know more about her kids than my own because of the amount of time I spend with her!
When Nair sent me their new Ultra Precision Face & Eyebrow Roll-On Wax I was curious about a couple of things. First, would it work? Second, would that Nair smell take me right back to grade eight when I covered my entire legs in that stinky cream, and kept getting nauseating wafts of it for weeks?
Good news on all counts…the smell is gone (this product’s perfume-free), and it works o.k. I’m not going to stop visiting my lady (there is a reason I refer to her as the “da Vinci of eyebrow shaping”), but I’ll definitely pull this stuff out for the stray hair between visits, or those weeks when I just can’t fit another grooming appointment into my maintenance schedule. It was easy to use, and not messy.
This product retails for about $10 and has enough wax for 25 treatments. You can find it at drug and grocery stores across the country.
In the interest of full disclosure, Trend Watch is written by me; all opinions are my own. It is not sponsored. Sometimes I am given free products to review and sometimes I purchase the products all on my own. Nair gave me a free sample of this product, but I was not compensated for my review.